District 7410 Conference
Please see the flyer below regarding the one-day District 7410 Conference in Wellsboro on June 12, 2021.  There will be a concert on Friday evening, June 11 before the Conference.
Concert Tickets are to be ordered directly from the venue.
The group 'Like a Hurricane' is a Neil Young tribute band... selected because Neil Young is also a Polio survivor.   
There will be wine tasting in the foyer prior to the concert.  Join Rotary for a great night and our District’s first public concert fundraiser.
Goodies for Our Troops
The Rotary Project to be executed at the June 12 District Conference is the packing of care packages for service members on "the list" to receive them. 
Anyone can be added to the list, so if any Rotarian wants to add someone, they are able to do so!
Items on the list below are needed for the care packages and cash donations to help pay for sending the packages to our troops.
Please bring any items on the list to one of our Thursday lunch or Flash meetings and they will be delivered by Mary Tempest or one of our other Rotarians who will attend District Conference.
2021 Rotary International Virtual Convention
The 2021 Virtual Convention (June 12-16) will be better than ever, opening more innovative opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary, near and far. You’ll be able to network in virtual lounges, meet new partners in service, and join fun activities with Rotary members from around the world.
Register at:  https://convention.rotary.org.  Registration fee is US$65 8 May 2021 through 16 June 2021.

District New Rotarian Virtual Orientation Session
The District Membership Committee, DGE Mary Ellen Bentler and PDG Karen DeMatteo have been working on a fun, short and sweet orientation for new members and any other interested Rotarians in the District.  It will be debuted on June 1st in a virtual format.  All club members should have received the Zoom link to this event.  If not and you are interested in participating, then please contact Club Membership Chair Mary Tempest, who will forward the link to you. 
Highlights of Rotary Meeting
Pledge and Invocation:
President Terri Detrick brought the meeting to order at 12:15 PM at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort and online via Zoom.  Mary Tempest led the Pledge of Allegiance, Dave Wilson gave the invocation and Ron Furman led the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
Michaela Moore & Amy Colley - guest speakers
Club News:
Upcoming Events – Pres. Terri Detrick
There will be a Board of Director's Meeting at Towne & Country Grille & via Zoom on Tuesday May 18, 2021 at 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM.
On Thursday May 20th, there will be a Hybrid Flash Meeting at 5:30 PM at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort.
Francine Kanyok is making arrangements for the Officer Installation and Awards Barbecue for Sun June 27, so save the date and standby for further information on location, menu and price.
Committee Reports
Membership - Mary Tempest & Ron Furman
Welcome to Rotary orientation will be offered once per Quarter and the first one is June 1 for new members and other interested Rotarians.  Check information at beginning of this bulletin and the May District Newsletter for link to register.
Mary mentioned that we have 3 more new members possible for a total of 8 new members for this year.
Rotary Foundation – Samantha Maruzzelli
Please make your annual donation before the end of June, but the sooner the better.  Sam can help you if needed.
RI and District News: 
Upcoming Events – Please Register ASAP
The concert “Like a Hurricane”, a Neil Young tribute concert, will happen on Friday, Jun 11, 2021 in Wellsboro, the night before the District 7410 Conference, which will take place in Wellsboro on Jun 12, 2021.  Please register and if you plan to stay overnight, make your room reservations as rooms are filling up.
RI Virtual Convention will take place from Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021.  Registration is required for this virtual convention. 
Disaster Aid USA Inc
Request for Funding for Oxygen Generators for Rural India
Dear Dave Palmer,
DAUSA is raising funds for small oxygen generators ($550 each) to be delivered to the rural areas in India. We are working with Rotary clubs here in the USA and India.   DAUSA, our DAI Partners in addition to the Rotary clubs have close connections in India that will be distributing the generators to the Rural areas of India where oxygen supply is the worst.  Constant transportation of the oxygen bottles (when available) is a logistical nightmare and having small oxygen generators in these areas is a solution that is needed now!  We already have them sourced and our in-country partners know where they need to go. We need the funds to purchase.
BBC “Typically, healthcare facilities consume about 15% of oxygen supply, leaving the rest for industrial use. But amid India's second wave nearly 90% of the country's oxygen supply - 7,500 metric tonnes daily - is being diverted for medical use, according to Rajesh Bhushan, a senior health official.”
Please help deliver not oxygen bottles, but small oxygen generators!
Click the donate link and then choose India Covid response or International deployments.
With our thanks,
Yearly Dues Time Approaching – Treasurer Elaine Walker
We are rapidly approaching the end of the Rotary year (June 30) and the receipt of the bill from RI and District for Dues for everyone on our membership rolls on July 1.  As was done last year, we are asking everyone to please pay for the July 1 2021-June 30 2022 Rotary year by June 15 at the reduced annual dues of $150. If you pay after June 15, the annual dues are $160.  Please make out check to Tunkhannock Rotary and give to Elaine Walker or mail to her at: 102 Shadowbrook Drive, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
Note! If you pay online by credit card, it will go through for $160.
New members who joined after Mar 1, 2021 will not be charged any annual dues until June 2022, since Rotary District 7410 will pay both RI and District dues for you.
Our next Meeting will be Thursday, May 20.  Our guest speaker will be Kaya Guiford, who will speak about the Lackawanna College, Tunkhannock Site.
Pres. Terri Detrick led the final 4-Way Test.
President Terri Detrick adjourned the meeting at 1:18 PM.
Michaela Moore
Camp Create
Michaela (black sweater) is a founder of Camp Create along with Amy and Steve Colley, a Theatre and Visual Arts Camp for special needs children, and thanked us for our support.
In 2000 Michaela, Amy and Steve Colley were asked to take over a grant for Visual Arts Camp for special needs children. 
The Camp is funded by grants, civic groups and businesses. It is celebrating 21 years using students and former students.  “Camp Create is suitable for children with special needs, ages 6-12, or children of equivalent abilities.”
“Camp Create is a visual and theatre arts day camp. It is specially designed and planned for children who have special needs, including physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges.  The camp offers a unique blend of art and theatre instruction and games that are based around each week’s exciting theme.
Led by Steve and Amy Colley of The Dietrich Theatre and Michaela Moore of All About Theatre Performing Arts School, Camp Create is a mix of fun and learning, with consideration for children’s individual needs and interests.” (taken from their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/campcreatePA/).
The 1-2 week camp is built around a theme decided on by the kids.  If an animal’s theme, each child gets to create a character that bears on the theme.  What is the problem or challenge that they are trying to overcome?  Spaghetti monster who is a princess.  They work on costumes, sets and murals to help them create the selected theme. 
Themes for summer 2021 include: Kings and Queens of Change, A Renaissance Adventure! And Villains, Monsters and Creepy Creatures!
This is their world to create and do.  They create a safe space for the children to create.  Michaela has s theater background and helps them with that aspect of the Camp. 
At the end of the week, they present a play with all the children’s characters and creations.
The Camp has 2 fold objectives: art and advocacy   One non-verbal child surprised everyone when they spoke during the play.  These kids are exploring their right to be creative and express their voices. 
Michaela says the children have taught her a great deal more about art than she would have learned otherwise.
Rotary funding helps to buy art supplies for Camp Create.
Camps largest group is 25 kids, many come with a helper.  There are 3 teachers.  It costs $25 per week for a child to attend and they offer scholarships for those who cannot afford it.  Camp is 10AM-2PM. 
Most students come from Wayne, Wyoming, Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties.  Transportation is sometimes challenging if their parent’s work.
After Michaela’s presentation, Pres. Terri Detrick presented a $500 check for Camp Create that was accepted by Michaela Moore and Amy Colley.