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News for Feb 4-10
Feb is Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month in Rotary
Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children.
We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.
Rotary creates environments of peace
As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.
By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Our commitment to peacebuilding today answers new challenges: how we can make the greatest possible impact and how we can achieve our vision of lasting change. We are approaching the concept of peace with greater cohesion and inclusivity, broadening the scope of what we mean by peacebuilding, and finding more ways for people to get involved.
Rotary creates environments where peace can happen.

Highlights of Rotary Meeting
Pledge and Invocation:
President Terri Detrick brought the meeting to order at 12:15 PM online via Zoom.  George Gay lead the Pledge of Allegiance, Dave Wilson gave the invocation and Mary Tempest led the first recitation of the 4-Way Test.
Erica Rogler - guest speaker
Club News:
Condolences – Pres. Terri Detrick
Francine Kanyok’s father passed away last Wednesday, keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.  The viewing is tonight and the funeral is tomorrow.
Grants Management Training Course – Pres. Terri Detrick
President-elect Mary Tempest, Pres. Terri Detrick, Treasurer Elaine Walker and Asst Secretary Ann Way are taking the Grants Management course.  If anyone else is interested in joining the virtual class on March 3rd from 6-7pm, please let Terri know.
2021-2022 District Grants – Pres. Terri Detrick
We are still looking for ideas for projects for a District Grant for 2021-2022.
Flash Meeting – Pres. Terri Detrick
There will be a Flash Meeting tonight at 5:30 PM via Zoom.
Community News:
Volunteers Needed for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Pres. Terri Detrick and Ann Way
Pres. Terri and Ann Way told Gene Dziak after his talk recently that if they need help with COVID-19 vaccination clinics that Rotary would help in any way possible.  Gene contacted Ann Way and Ann offered to Gene that we would take care of the volunteer piece for post registration activities of the vaccination clinic that will be held on a Sat and Sun.  It will be at the Middle School for 8 hr each day.  They hope to administer 500 doses total.  Timing is unknown but may be around the beginning of March.
Ann will chair this committee with assistance from Pres. Terri, Susan Kelly, Laura Charles, Mary Tempest, Robin Rome and Sam Maruzzelli.  We can reach out to other organizations to see where we can also pull in more volunteers.
Carol asked about Community Outreach and mentioned that we can help with that if they want. Ann will talk with Gene and offer him our help with this as well.
Dietrich Theater
Dietrich is doing a Valentine’s Cookie Fundraiser, with cookie preorders and pick up on Feb 13.  More information is on their Facebook page. 
Committee Reports
Membership - Mary Tempest & Ron Furman
Trivia Questions
  1. What does RLI stand for?  Rotary Leadership Institute, which teaches about Rotary.  You can register for $25 to take one of the classes online.
  2. What does the Rotary Wheel represent?  It was designed in 1905 and illustrates civilization and movement.
Public Relations – Carol Ziomek
The article on our donation to the Tunkhannock Public Library appeared in the Feb 3 Examiner.
Carol is still looking for contributors to write articles for the weekly Bulletin.
Thank you to Mary Tempest for her contribution to the Feb 3 Bulletin.
Harvest & Wine Festival – Ron Furman/Mike Markovitz
The first Festival planning meeting was Feb 1 and Ron reached out to make sure we had all necessary subcommittee chairs.  We are proceeding full steam ahead for planning for an Oct 9, 2021 Festival. 
July 3rd Fireworks – Mike Markovitz/Samantha Maruzzelli
Mike will be reaching out to his committee re the July 3rd Fireworks.
Dictionary – Pres. Terri for Sandy Lane
The Rotary 4-Way Test book plates are now in the dictionaries.  Sandy Lane put together a video for the 3rd graders, which Terri played for us.  Pres. Terri will be delivering the dictionaries to the school today.  The teachers will play the video for the children as they distribute the dictionaries.
High School Essay Contest – Don Davis
The winner has been picked for the Essay Contest, but will be announced at a later date.
RI and District News: 
District 7410 Auction – Pres. Terri
The Rotary Auction began Feb 1 and will run until March 14th. You can preview and bid on the items at  Many local items are available.
2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship – Pres. Terri
The 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available.
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is designed for leaders with work experience in peace and development. Our fellows are committed to community and international service and the pursuit of peace. Each year, The Rotary Foundation awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 80 for certificate studies at premier universities.
Our next Meeting will be Thursday, Feb 11.  Our guest speaker will be Katharine Pohidal, Misericordia University, who will speak about the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program.
Terri Detrick asked everyone to silently say to themselves the 4-Way Test before they go about the rest of their day.
President Terri Detrick adjourned the meeting at 12:55 PM.
Erica Rogler
Dietrich Theater
Erica has been at the Theater since 2002. 
2021 is their Year of Hope.  They are looking forward to things returning to normal. 
20 years ago, on April 13, 2001, the Dietrich Theater reopened, so this is a banner year for them.  Little ones have seen their first movies here, grandparents have taken their grandchildren to the movies, first pots were made on pottery wheels and seniors were doing chair yoga. There have also been lots of incredible experiences for students, who have various physical and mental challenges over the last 20 year.
Currently, they are operating at 10% capacity, with CDC and PA DOH guidelines being followed and now showing new films.  They were in the middle of the Mini-Fest, when the snowstorm hit so it has been extended to next week.
Tom and Jerry for children will be coming soon and Hidden Figures will be shown for black history month.
Many of their classes are continuing virtually and in person.  Approximately 40 people have been taking the chair yoga online, versus the 25 when classes were in person.  In addition, the homebound participants can take multiple classes each week.
Upcoming is a virtual meditative art experience with Dr. Mary Murphy Fox. 
They also have in person art classes with 2 sessions of pottery and mixed media. 
Veterans meet up later in the month.
In Spring, they will partner with the Tunkhannock Public Library for Wyoming County Reads featuring Ernest Hemingway’s works, “The Old Man and the Sea” and “A Farewell to Arms”.  Then they will be showing the movies at the Dietrich.
The Hemingway Schedule from the Dietrich Theater website (Dietrich Theater - Official Site - Wyoming County Reads – Hemingway):
March 3 at 7 p.m. – Old Man and the Sea book discussion via Zoom
March 10 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Old Man and the Sea Movie at the Dietrich Theater
March 17 at 7 p.m. – A Farewell to Arms book discussion via Zoom
March 31 at 1 p.m. – A Farewell to Arms Movie
March 31 at 7 p.m. – A preview of Hemingway by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick with WVIA at the Dietrich Theater A Farewell to Arms movie showing to follow
Admission: Free
The Dietrich will be working with HANDS to bring a virtual puppet show and a virtual puppet making workshop.
They will also partner with local educators where they pair a fun movie with an educator.  This year it will be Jaws with a professor from Misericordia University.
They need community support to keep the Dietrich open and many of the programs going.
Ann Way asked is there is any thought to a hybrid Chair Yoga once all goes back to normal?  They may consider offering it 3 times a week, 2 virtual and 1 in person might be possible. Unfortunately, the internet signal is not always reliable in the Theater (Susan Kelly suggested a signal booster).  It serves a need in the community for the seniors.  More people can take part now.  Great that it is free. It provides seniors with a human connection and seniors felt their week was more structured and varied with it.
Prior to the Meeting, Pres. Terri Detrick popped over to the Dietrich to present our donation for $3,000 to the Dietrich Theater.  The check was accepted by Erica Rogler and Mary Turner.

(l to r) Pres. Terri Detrick, Erica Rogler and Mary Turner.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Thomas Daniels
February 5
Judd Fitze
February 11
Tom Kukuchka
February 18
Michael Markovitz
February 24
Susan Kelly
February 27
Join Date
Bill Barber
February 14, 2008
13 years
Kristin Smith-Gary
February 16, 2015
6 years
Steve Thomas
February 18, 1982
39 years
Ann Marie Stevens
February 24, 2016
5 years
Rick Miller
February 24, 2016
5 years
Louis Marcho
February 27, 2020
1 year
Elaine Walker
February 28, 2017
4 years