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News
Highlights of Jun 17 Meeting
Pledge and Invocation:
 
President Terri Detrick brought the meeting to order at 12:15 PM at Shadowbrook Inn & Resort and online via Zoom.  Glenn Holcombe led the Pledge of Allegiance, Dave Wilson gave the invocation and Ron Furman led the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
 
Guests:
 
Gene Dziak – EMA - guest of Club
 
Club News:
 
Ad Buck:  Rick Miller reported that there will be Farewell celebration for Jon Buxton at the Church Gathering Place on Sunday, Jun 20 at 12 o’clock under the Pavilion after his last service at the site at 11 AM. Jon is transferring to Shavertown and he and Barb will be missed.
 
No Rotary Meetings for next 2 weeks - Pres. Terri.
 
Pres. Terri reminded everyone that there will be no lunch meetings for the next 2 weeks due to Founder’s Day, Year End Celebration and July 3rd Fireworks.  The next meeting will be July 8 with Pres. Mary Tempest.
 
Flash Meeting – Pres. Terri
 
The Jun 17 Flash meeting will be a hybrid meeting at Shadowbrook with Francine Kanyok presiding.
 
Support for Girls Tiger Softball Team
 
All attending club members and those on Zoom took part in a photo that was posted on our Rotary Facebook page to support the Tiger Softball Team due to play at 1:30 PM today.  To enable members to get to the Moose to watch the game and support the team, today’s meeting was abbreviated so that it ended around 1 PM.
 

Go Tigers!!!!
 
Committee Reports
 
Year End Celebration and Officer Installation – from Francine Kanyok
 
The event will take place Sunday June 27 (4 pm start) at the Moose Pavilion. Invitations with more info were sent out last week. Cost is $30 per person.
 
AG Dave Palmer will install our new officers and directors.
 
Membership - Mary Tempest & Ron Furman
 
Ron inducted some new members at our Jun 17 Club Assembly: Jill Tague, sponsored by Mike Markovitz and Kaitlynn Nichols sponsored by Samantha Maruzzelli. Jill was pinned by her grandfather Rotarian Norm Werkheiser and Kaitlynn by Sam.
 

L to R: Samantha Maruzzelli, Katelynn Nichols, Ron Furman, Jill Tague and Norm Werkheiser
 
Jeff Tague, sponsored by Mike Markovitz, was later inducted via Zoom by Mary Tempest and his grandfather Norm Werkheiser accepted his membership materials.
 

L to R: Norm Werkheiser, Jeff Tague (online) and Mary Tempest
 
Founder’s Day – George Gay
 
Please show up for your assignments for Founder’s Day.
 
Harvest & Wine Festival – Ron Furman/Mike Markovitz
 
The Harvest & Wine Festival Planning meeting will be July 12 at 6 PM at the Tunkhannock Public Library Community Room.  It will be a hybrid meeting in person and via Zoom.
 
July 3rd Fireworks – Mike Markovitz/Samantha Maruzzelli
 
If you can volunteer to help at the July 3 fireworks, please contact Samantha Maruzzelli and she will work with you to find the best assignment of tasks.
 
Please continue to spread the word about the Fireworks through our flyers, social media and word of mouth.
 
 
RI and District News: 
 
District 7410 Conference – Mary Tempest, Laura Charles, Sandy Lane and Norm Kelly
 
Friday night they went to the Dean Center to the wine and cheese reception before the Concert.  The Band was a Neil Young tribute band. Neil Young is a polio survivor.
 
Saturday was the District Conference attended by Mary Tempest, Laura Charles, Sandy Lane and Norm Kelly.
 

L to R: Mary Tempest, Laura Charles, Norm Kelly and Sandy Lane
 
Wellsboro was the host club, and they sang the 4-Way test.
 
DG Joe Loughman reported that we need to grow the District membership numbers or we will have to join with a northern District (NJ).
 
Marcia Loughman presented the District Strategic Plan.
 
There was also a presentation from a polio survivor and from an author. 
 
They packed supplies for the troops in little packs and they will be shipped to the troops.
 
An Encourage Vaccination session was one of the breakouts attended by Laura and Sandy. Laura has come up with some ideas for the Vaccine Support Committee, for which she will be taking over the chair from Ann Way.
 
Then they went to a Rotarians house in Wellsboro for a barbecue with gorgeous scenery.
 
Secretary Report:  Carol Ziomek
 
Please update your contact information in the directory that you were sent by e-mail so I can run a revised copy for the end of the Rotary year on June 30.
 
Treasurer Report: For Elaine Walker
 
Please pay for the July 1 2021-June 30 2022 Rotary year, 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.
 
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, July 8.  This meeting will be a Club Assembly.
 
President Terri Detrick adjourned the meeting at 1:02 PM.
Program:
Gene Dziak
Wyoming County Emergency Management Agency
 
Gene Dziak, Director of the Wyoming County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), thanked the club for everything Rotary did to support the Wyoming County COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Approximately 1,000 people were vaccinated by the Wyoming County clinics.
 

Gene Dziak
 
Gene indicated that he is not yet sure whether there will be more clinics.  They canceled the Sat clinic at the High School, since only 21 people signed-up to be vaccinated by Tyler Hospital staff.  The registered individuals were redirected to Tyler Hospital to get their shots.
 
Approximately 51% of Wyoming County residents have been vaccinated at the Wyoming County and surrounding County COVID-19 vaccination clinics.  The incidence of COVID-19 cases is declining in Wyoming County.
 
Gene commented that Rotary orchestrating the volunteers was a great help and a big asset to Wyoming County.  He also indicated that he might be coming back to the club for help with any future vaccination clinics or other EMA endeavors.
 
Terri summarized that 130 slots were filled with volunteers to the support the vaccine clinics.
 

L to R:  Tunkhannock Rotary COVID Clinic Volunteer Committee: Mary Tempest, Laura Charles, Chair Ann Way, Gene Dziak (EMA), Terri Detrick and Samantha Maruzzelli. Absent: Sue Kelly, Robin Rome and Elaine Walker.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Katelynn Nichols
August 8
 
Glenn Holcombe
August 15
 
Norm Kelly
August 15
 
Join Date
Fran Turner
August 1, 1950
72 years
 
Gina Suydam
August 10, 2018
4 years
 
Glenn Holcombe
August 29, 1973
49 years
 
Rebecca Peterson
August 29, 2013
9 years
 
Jeannie Brady
August 31, 1989
33 years