Upcoming Events
Board of Director's Meeting
Towne & Country Grille & Zoom
May 18, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
District 7410 Conference
Jun 12, 2021
RI Virtual Convention
Jun 12, 2021 – Jun 16, 2021
Board of Director's & Foundation Meetings
Towne & Country Grille & Zoom
Jun 15, 2021
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
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May 06, 2021
Addressing Grief & Stress Through Art
May 13, 2021
Camp Create Info & Check Presentation
May 20, 2021
May 27, 2021
Zoom Concert
Jun 03, 2021
Grief Therapy Dog
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Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Week of Apr 1-7
April is Maternal & Child Health Month
April is Maternal & Child Health Month in Rotary.  “Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.” (
At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, Rotary provides immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improves access to essential medical services, and supports trained health care providers for mothers and their children. These projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.
Please Remember to Make Your Annual Donation to the Rotary Foundation
Please remember to make your annual donation to the Rotary Foundation before June 30, 2021 or as Samantha Maruzzelli would say “As soon as possible” would be even better. It is our own charity and the money is used wisely to help people and communities worldwide, including for programs noted above that support maternal and child health.
You can donate online ( and if you need help with that, please contact Samantha Maruzzelli, who can help you with your online donation.  You can also sign up to have your donation charged monthly, quarterly, or annually to your credit card or withdrawn from your bank account using Rotary Direct.
2021 District 7410 Conference
Please remember to save Sat. June 12 for our 1-day District 7410 Conference in Wellsboro, PA.  Details should be forthcoming in the near future.
Today is Wednesday, April 7, 2021
To help you decide how to celebrate April 7th, remember that in addition to other designations, today is recognized as National Beer Day, National Coffee Cake Day, and National No Housework Day.  Feel free to chose whichever designation you want to celebrate or even better celebrate all 3.
National Beer Day on April 7th annually, recognizes the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. Following water and tea, it is the third most popular drink overall.
One of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer possibly dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed. It is also recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt.”  (
“On April 7th, National Coffee Cake Day gives us a reason another reason to linger over a cup of joe. We can also break out some of our favorite recipes and deliver a heartwarming, home-baked item to a friend or two. As many bakers know, coffee cakes take very little time to make and bring a lot of satisfaction to both the baker and the receiver.
Coffee cake is a cake intended to be eaten while enjoying a cup of coffee, maybe for breakfast or during a coffee break. They’re an excellent excuse for a visit and a conversation starter.
The coffee cake itself does not contain any coffee. They are usually single-layer cakes made in square, rectangle or ring-shaped pans. Coffee cakes are often flavored with cinnamon or other spices, seeds, nuts and fruits, such as blueberries or apples. Typically they have a crumb topping or a glaze drizzle.”  (
National No Housework Day directs us to put down the cleaning solution and toss aside the laundry. For one day each year on April 7th, the housework can wait.
Take a break from the sweeping, dusting, and dishes. Dirty windows? They will wait one more day. The vacuum will remain banished to the closet. And mopping? Well, tomorrow it’s a date.
While we don’t have to overlook the obvious necessary sanitary needs, we can leave a few dishes in the sink for the day. If the toys are scattered, leave them. Books cluttering the table? They can stay, too. Those chores you dread the most? Postponed for 24 hours. All general spring cleaning is delayed, too. Have closets been calling your name and begging, “Clean me!”? Ignore the voices. Do your cupboards need organizing? Hit the pause button on those, too.
All regularly scheduled housework resumes on April 8th.”  (
Highlights of Apr 1 Rotary Zoom Meeting
Pledge and Invocation:
President Terri Detrick brought the meeting to order at 12:15 PM online via Zoom.  Susan Kelly led the Pledge of Allegiance; Dave Wilson gave the invocation and Mary Linden led the recitation of the 4-Way Test.
Tammi Burke - guest speaker
Club News:
Club Meetings – Pres. Terri Detrick
On April 8th, our lunch meetings will resume at Shadowbrook, which reopened its Restaurant on Apr 1.  Our meetings will continue as hybrid in-person and Zoom meetings.  Lunch will be a sandwich with chips and a choice of their salad, chef or Caesar salad with chicken.
COVID-19 Clinic – Pres. Terri for Ann Way
Pres. Terri suggested members check this week’s Bulletin for a link to view the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Information on the Chamber Webinar that our very own Gina moderated and participated in.
Ann is looking for 10-12 volunteers to help EMA with a vaccine clinic in Wyo Cty on Fri Apr 9. Ann needs names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses by 4 PM Friday Apr 2 to inform Wyo Cty EMA.
Pres. Terri reminded everyone that there will be NO FLASH Meeting tonight.      
Committee Reports
Membership - Mary Tempest & Ron Furman
Mary Tempest reported that we will install 3 of our newest 4 members at this meeting.
Trivia Questions:
  1. Where is the RI main office?    Evanston, Illinois
  2. What Zone are we in? Zone 32
Harvest & Wine Festival – Ron Furman/Mike Markovitz
There will be a Festival Committee meeting on Monday Apr 5 at 6 PM via Zoom.  The link will be sent out on Friday.
Ron has talked with the township and they have us down for that date for Lazybrook Park.
Drug Take Back – Frank Oliver/Ruth Gorski
Drug Take Back Posters for the Apr 24 event are available at Welch Insurance 71 E Tioga St Tunkhannock. 
Cammie Anderson will put out the Robocall to the parents of the students in TASD and she (CVS) and a hopefully one of her colleagues (Rite Aid) will be also provide info on drug and drug safety at these sites. 
Frank was to get the DTB0 slide to the Dietrich and the flyer graphics to the Hope Coalition for their members to distribute to their offices and clients.
Public Relations – Carol Ziomek
The Website has been fully updated, including with the info on the Apr 24 Drug Take Back. Gina and Sam have put the DTB info on our Facebook pages also.  Please share the DTB postings on our Rotary Facebook pages on your personal Facebook pages.
The article on our donation to Equines for Freedom appeared in the Mar 31 Examiner.
District Grant for 2021-2022– President-Elect Mary Tempest
One of the ideas for the District Grant is to help with the Roadside rest area on Route 29.  The Eaton Township supervisors meeting is on Tuesday and she will talk to them about it.
Treasurer Report: Elaine Walker
Elaine reported that we received a check from the District for $1,717 from the motorcycle raffle proceeds.
Our next Meeting will be Thursday, Apr 8.  Our guest speaker will be AG Dave Palmer and Robin Cobb, who will talk about the Real Men Read Program.
Pres. 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 1:05 PM.
Tammi Burke
Victims Resource Center
Tammi is the Manager of Community Services for the Victims Resource Center (VRC) serving Luzerne, Wyoming and Carbon counties.
VRC works at no cost and services provided are confidential for victims of criminal, sexual assault, and domestic assault.  They will also go to the hospital with sexual assault victims in need of help.  They help with and accompany victims to courts, police, lawyers. etc.  They also have a homicide survivor’s group.  She also talks to hospital staff to train on how to handle sexual assault victims.
Apr is sexual assault awareness month and she asked everyone to wear teal on Tuesday. Take a photo and send to her.
One in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are victims of sexual abuse, but it is usually harder for boys to talk about it.  1 in 4 adult women and 1 in 33 adult men are also victims of sexual assault. Unfortunately, the statistics on sexual assault have not really improved during the last decade.  Only 1 out of 10 assaulted women and only 12% of kids make a report.
Kids may not realize what is going on and abusers are very good at threatening and manipulating the kids to keep it quiet.
In adults, there is fear of retaliation, not being believed or that they will be blamed.  Society is great at blaming victims as responsible for what happens to them. It can happen to anybody.  Please be supportive of these individuals and tell them that “I believe you”.
Only 2-8% of people make false reports across all crime types.  So, please believe them. The consequences to the victim may make them recant their story even if it was true, since the consequences can be very severe (loss of home, foster care, non-belief, etc).
Tammi goes and talks to the schools.  Most sex offenders are male (75 out of 100 sex offenders).  She is also trying to get more education for males, so that they can help change attitudes among their friends etc.  Kids are resilient if they have the right help and support through their trauma.
Please wear teal and have someone take a photo of you in good light. Send your photos to Tammi for inclusion in their Teal Tuesday.
Tammi reminded the club that the VRC 36th Annual Geranium Sale has begun and is a drive-through event this year. She mentioned that geraniums were the chosen plant for their fundraiser because they are very hardy and are survivors like the victims that they serve. This sale also comes right before Mother’s Day, so they would make a great gift for everyone’s mother.
Orders for the beautiful pink or red flowers are being taken now until April 23rd with proceeds benefiting VRC programs and services in Carbon, Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. The donation per plant is $3.75 and can be ordered on their website, or by phone, fax or e-mail.  The pickup date for the geranium drive through in the parking lot of the VRC site in Tunkhannock is May 4. 
Pres. Terri presented a virtual check for $500 to the Victims Resource Center, which was accepted on their behalf by Tammi.

Tammi Burke
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dave Whipple
May 2
Elaine Walker
May 5
Sam Maruzzelli
May 7
John Hovan
May 13
Matthew Pompey
May 19
Francine Kanyok
May 23
Rick Miller
May 30
Join Date
Norm Werkheiser
May 1, 1976
45 years
Laura Charles
May 14, 2020
1 year
Pat Ehrenzeller
May 22, 1997
24 years
Barbara Grimaud
May 24, 2017
4 years
Michael Markovitz
May 30, 2014
7 years
Terri Detrick
May 30, 2018
3 years