At the Sept 13 Tunkhannock Rotary luncheon, a special Paul Harris Fellow presentation was made to Rotarian Rod Azar. Past President Samantha Maruzzelli presented a Club Designated Paul Harris Fellow certificate and pin to Rod for his outstanding work on club projects, especially resurrecting the Rotary Relays. Club President Mike Markovitz then gave Rod a Paul Harris Fellow medallion for him to wear to Club and Foundation events.  Rod thanked the club for this special award.

Pres. Mike Markovitz (left), Rod Azar and Past Pres. Samantha Maruzzelli
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Pledge and Invocation:
Past President Samantha Maruzzelli brought the meeting to order at 12:15 PM at Purkey’s Pink Apple with Glenn Holcombe reciting the 4-Way Test and leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Dave Wilson giving the Invocation.
Club News:
There will be a Board of Directors Meeting on July 31 at 7:30 AM at Towne & Country Grille.
Annual dues of $135 are now due.  Please make checks payable to Tunkhannock Rotary.
The Triton Fire Company Carnival starts on July 31 so please come out and support the Carnival.
The Tunkhannock Ambulance Association will have an open house on Aug 11 from 10-2 PM at the ambulance garage to see the new ambulance.
Harvest & Wine Festival – Ron Furman
Posters and rack cards are now available for the Festival.  Please sign up for the Festival work details.  We need as many volunteers as possible.
Rotary Picnic – Ron Furman
The picnic will be Sun Aug 12 for a steak cookout at Ron’s cabin on the mountain. The cost will be $20 per person. If you do not have a 4-wheel drive vehicle, Ron will provide rides up to the cabin.  We will meet at 1:30 PM with lunch around 2:30 PM.  Please sign up or contact Ron so we can get a head count to purchase the steaks and other food.
Committee Chairs needed
We still need a Public Relations Committee Chair. Please let Mike know if you are interested.
District Governor’s Visit
Aug 2 will be a visit to our club meeting by District Governor Roger Mattes.  DG Roger will meet with the BOD after the club meeting. Please plan to attend so we have a good showing of members especially since it is Triton Carnival time and some members will be unable to attend our luncheon.
Harford Fair Rotary Booth
If you are interested in helping man the Rotary Booth at the Harford Fair (Aug 20-15), please let Mike know so he can turn in your name, day and the time you are available.
Exchange Students – Anne Sehne
Inbounds coming soon. Paul going out next week, not sure about when Kayla is leaving.
The Rebound students will be partying at Anne’s house this Sunday, along with the outbounds, who will get a chance to learn about the experiences of the rebound students.
Anne recently attended the North Carolina Essex conference as District Youth Exchange Officer.
Anne is considering doing an Ice Cream social for the inbound exchange students to meet with faculty before school starts.
Short terms are out now.  Elizabeth is in Ecuador and the club got a chance to say hello to her by phone during the meeting.  Sophie is in Italy.
Andres Mendez Perez - Former Inbound Exchange Student
Andres was one of our inbound exchange students in 2016-2017. He was accompanied by his oldest brother Alejandro. He also has a 13 yr old younger brother.  Alejandro studying management and business and was exchange student in Taiwan in 2013-2014.  Andres, who you may remember had a knee injury during his exchange, said his knee is doing well. He offered his thanks for having him here and it was good to see everyone again.

Our next Meeting will be Thursday, Aug 2. Our guest speaker will be District Governor Roger Mattes.
Past President Samantha Maruzzelli adjourned the meeting at 1:30 PM.

Guest Speaker: 
Paul DeMarco
Outbound Exchange Student to Brazil
Paul is going to Brazil next week. He gave the presentation that he will give in Portuguese in Brazil. He showed photos of Tunkhannock and his family. His mother and grandfather were in attendance and his dad is Chris. He has 3 sisters and 1 brother.
Paul plays baseball, soccer and basketball and plays saxophone in a jazz band. He was Valedictorian of his graduating class.
Brazil’s capitol is Brasilia and the largest city is Sao Paulo. The language is Portuguese.  Brazil borders all South American countries, but Chile and Ecuador. He is going to Recife on northeastern most point of Brazil.  Closest large city is Natal.  It is warm all year round and humid.
They play soccer in Brazil and he will play some sports.
Recife is on the beach on the coast.  His host family will include host brother Vitor and host sister Julia (who is coming on exchange to Granby Colorado). Alicia is his host mother and Jose, the father. Their house is right on the beach, with a great view of the beach. They also have a vacation home 1 hr north of Recife, also on the bay.
He will go to a private school 40 min from the house in Recife.  Due to the being in the Southern Hemisphere, he will start school for the second semester in Aug, most likely as a Junior.  He will be there for the whole summer and then maybe do the first semester at the end as a Senior. He will have a uniform top with jeans.
Paul has been accepted to the University of Notre Dame and they have agreed to delaying his college entry until Sept 2019.  Once he returns from Brazil in June, he will be home for the summer and then head off to Notre Dame. He plans to study mechanical engineering.

Paul DeMarco
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