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.  Jim Welch led the Pledge of Allegiance; Dave Wilson gave the invocation and Jon Buxton led the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
TAHS Chorus – Zoom guests
Club News:
Jon Buxton Sad Buck– Jon is moving on Jun 14 to Shavertown.  He will look at Dallas and Wyoming Rotary Clubs.  He thanked the club for all that we do for the community and commented that we were a great club.
Year End Celebration and Officer Installation – from Francine Kanyok
The Year End Celebration and Officer Installation will be Sunday June 27 in the late afternoon (4 pm start), outside of the Moose in the Pavilion.  Dave Palmer will do the installation or find someone who will do it from the District, since it is the District Banner Exchange that same date.
An E-mail will come out after Memorial Day with additional info including costs, so that people can register for the Celebration.
Community Announcements
The Wyoming County Chamber invites you to join us for the first Lunch on the Lawn gathering of the summer.
This event is a casual networking opportunity discussing current topics such as; workforce development, getting back to gathering safely, networking, etc.
We hope you can join us.
June 18, 2021 at Noon
Located on the Chamber Lawn
511 Mile Road, Tunkhannock, PA
The chamber will provide a place for you to sit and relax. You will need to bring you own food and beverage.
Committee Reports
Membership - Mary Tempest & Ron Furman
Since no objections were received, Jeff and Jill Tague, Leslie Bullock, and returning member Kenda Peck are our newest Rotarians.  Jill and Leslie attended the meeting so they told us a little about themselves.
Jill Tague lives on Tague Road and is a herdswoman for their Farm.  Her husband Jeff also joined and works in Olyphant as a maintenance supervisor.
Leslie Turrell Bullock is minister at Tunkhannock and Nicholson Presbyterian churches.  Her Dad, who owned the Ford Dealership, was a Rotarian for 50 years. She is looking forward to helping with our community projects.
Tues June 1 is a free online Orientation to the world of Rotary.  The District will be doing an 1 hr orientation each quarter.  You need to pre-register for this.  Info was attached to the May Newsletter.
Goodies for the Troops Project donations will be collected at our weekly meetings prior to Jun 12. You can donate money to help pay for the shipping and handling.  Those attending District conference will take the donations to Conference and help with the packing activities on Sat afternoon.
Public Relations – Carol Ziomek
We started advertising the Fireworks online starting this weekend.  Also, an article on planning for the Fireworks appeared in the Jun 2 Examiner.
The article on our donation to Camp Create appeared in the Jun 2 Examiner.
Carol submitted several pieces for the next District Newsletter, which was published on May 31, 2021.
Harvest & Wine Festival – Ron Furman/Mike Markovitz
Ron reported that there will be a Festival Planning meeting on Mon. June 7 at 6 PM by Zoom and maybe in person in the Community Room at the Tunkhannock Public Library. 
Sandy Lane, vendor chair, sent out the registration info to our returning vendors.
Ron also mentioned that we have our first sponsor for the Festival.
July 3rd Fireworks – Mike Markovitz & Samantha Maruzzelli
Committee member Carol Ziomek reported that the Juy 3rd Fireworks is in the planning stages and Mike will be sending a sign up sheet around since we need lots of volunteers to help on July 3.  The rain date is July 5. 
We will start the PR campaign this weekend, so people can put it on their calendars.  There will be an article in the Jun 2 Examiner and we will put up our posters online this coming weekend.  Glenn will have the posters next week to put up around town. 
RI and District News: 
District Conference Registration
If you have not registered for the District Conference yet, please find attached an invitation to register.  This event is being held at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts in Wellsboro on Saturday, June 12th. 
Like A Hurricane - Neil Young Tribute Concert
The Neil Young Tribute Concert - Like a Hurricane is being sponsored by Rotary, as a Foundation Fundraiser. All net profits will go exclusively to The Rotary Foundation.  Rotarians who are attending the District Conference and wish to attend this concert will also receive discounted tickets!  Please contact the Deane Center for the special rate and to purchase your tickets.  There will also be beer & wine tastings in the late lobby before and at intermission.
BBQ Dinner Entertainment
Don't forget about dinner after the conference!  Upon registration, a BBQ Dinner option is provided to register for as well.  There is some great entertainment lined up for that!  Get the party started with, Wellsboro Rotary.  Their own percussionist (Big Jim) and the Spring Break band.  To top it off, this District Conference BBQ night gets even better. Rotarian Pat Davis, The Ivory Lady, is on the bill.  She has spent her lifetime as a professional musician (pop, classics, country, jazz, and big band). If you can hum it, Pat can rock it on the keyboard – she is amazing. Pat will be joined by David Driskell, professional entertainer and half of the zany group, the Sadie Green Sales Jugband. Dave can play most any tune on just about any instrument you like, from the conventional to the musical saw, washboard, washtub bass and whistles. David played skis slopes around the USA and high school assemblies and gigs across England, plus France, Germany. Switzerland, Austria and more. Crazy music, stories, belly laughs, and groans are teed up for Saturday night, “Wet your whistle,” warm up your vocal cords, and get ready for some Rotary Tomfoolery!
If you have any questions about the conference, registration, or events, please contact:
Craig Devenport
RI Virtual Convention
RI Virtual Convention will take place from Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021.  Registration is required for this virtual convention.
Treasurer Report: Elaine Walker
Elaine gave the Treasurer’s for April that she shared at the recent Board of Directors meeting.
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, Jun 3.  Our guest speaker will be Louis Marcho with Grace, the Grief Therapy Dog.
President Terri Detrick adjourned the meeting at 1:32 PM.
TAHS Chorus
Director: Tara Kasperowski
Some of the members of the TAHS Chorus treated the club to a delightful Zoom Concert, including songs from beloved musicals.  It was amazing how good they sounded even though masked and socially distanced from each other in their tent outside.
Their final musical selection featured the senior members of the Chorus, who are graduating.
The Chorus is under the direction of Tara Kasperowski and it was great to hear them in warm weather, rather than only at Christmas time.
Hopefully, we will get a chance to hear them in person when they may be able to perform their Christmas songs for us in Dec 2021.

TAHS Chorus