Club # 5417

The Rotary Club of Bethlehem


Celebrating 100 Years of Service

Weekly meetings Wednesdays at Noon. Come early for fellowship!
Moravian Village
526 Wood Street
Bethlehem, PA  18018
United States
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WHEN:    Once per month every 4th Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM  
WHERE:  Taps Tavern
Rotary in Motion
At its regular Wednesday Meeting of January 10th, the club introduced representatives of several regional charitable organizations that have received recent grants made by the Bethlehem Rotary Foundation.  
Club President Gerry Foran presents check to Arlene Lund, Executive Director,
Center for Humanistic Change
Foundation President Pat Connell presents check to Catherine DeHart and
Maryanne Haytmanek of the NCCC Foundation
Foundation President Connell present check to Lia Jordan, Executive Director,
Touchstone Theatre (and member Rotary Club of Bethlehem)
Foundation President Connell presents check to Megan Pildis, Executive Director,
National Museum of Industrial History
Sandwich Orders
Here are three options for a $10 boxed Lunch--all will include bag of chips, a chocolate chip cookie, mustard & mayo:
  1. Ham, Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato on Ciabatta 
  2. Turkey, American, Lettuce, Tomato on Ciabatta
  3. Hummus, Spinach, Tomato, Roasted Red Pepper, Cucumber on Ciabatta

Canned Sodas and water will be available for guests to grab along with their boxed lunch
Please make your selection by the January 17th weekly meeting.
Join a Live chat with President-elect Barry Rassin
Join Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin for a Facebook Live chat to learn about his theme and what he is looking forward to in his presidential year. Watch live on 15 January, 11:00 San Diego time (UTC-8) on Rotary's Facebook page. And visit for coverage and theme materials.
What it's like to ...
For the third consecutive January, The Rotarian magazine celebrates what happens when ordinary Rotarians find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Rotarians in their own words tell what it's like to survive an atomic bomb, chase your baseball dream, walk 27,000 miles for peace, live on $1.50 a day, and more.
The Rotary Club of Bethlehem welcomed PATRICK MORGAN and GEORGE PHILLIPPI as a new members at its December 20th meeting.
Patrick Morgan
Patrick relocated to the Lehigh Valley from Alaska where he worked as an investor in addition to his career as a Physical Therapist for Advanced Physical Therapy. Patrick has elected to take time off of his career to care for his parents. Currently he also works with youth volleyball programs applying his background as a former college volleyball coach. Patrick has interests in giving back to his community, especially with working to feed our neighbors who are under fed and hopes to help out with housing initiatives as well.

George Phillippi
George relocated to the greater Lehigh Valley in August as Project Manager at Control Point Associates in Warren, NJ, a surveying and geospatial company that provides services such as: 
  • Aerial photography / UAV Services
  • Subsurface Utility Location (SUL)
  • 3D Laser Scanning3D Modeling and 2D Drafting
  • GIS & Asset Management
  • Traditional and Construction Survey
George's responsibilities include managing multiple crews stationed at the Port Authority of NY and NJ and developing new business opportunities for the company.  His wife also works at the company.
George was born in St. Petersburg, FL and grew up in the Pittsburgh PA area.  His prior work experience includes positions in Pennsylvania, Texas, Maryland and New York City.
Left to Right: Diane Donaher, George Mowrer, Brennan Pursell, Gail Evans
At our Wednesday, December 13th annual meeting, Diane Donaher presented a special Paul Harris Award to Dr. Brennan Pursell to recognize his outstanding work on our Centennial Park Project.  All members can feel justly proud of the contribution our Club was able to toward improving our Bethlehem community, with his leadership.  Thanks to all of our members who participated.
Left to Right:  President Gerry Foran, Karley Biggs Sebia, Tracy Bozik
At our Club's December 13th Annual Meeting, President Gerry Foran inducted Karley Biggs Sebia as our Club's newest member. Karley is an attorney with the firm of King, Spry, Herman, Freund, & Faul, LLC. in Bethlehem. She has extensive experience and interest in childhood education issues. Please welcome Karly to our Rotary Family.
Bethlehem Rotary's "Tastes & Tunes" 2017 Raises $50,000 for Junior League of the Lehigh Valley
On Sunday, October 1, 2017, at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem, the Rotary Club of Bethlehem conducted its fifth annual Tastes & Tunes fund-raising event.  The designated charitable recipient for the event was the Junior League of the Lehigh Valley, an organization of  women with a current focus on educational disparity.  Volunteers from the Rotary Club and the Junior League helped create a memorable event that attracted 12 participating restaurants, 23 sponsors, more than 100 auction items and more than 200 attendees. 
The happy result of this amazing effort was a $50,000 check proudly presented at the December 6, 20167 weekly meeting of the Club by Tastes & Tunes co-chairs Bob Smith and Deb Walter to Junior League president Alison Zavatone.  

Rotary is a volunteer organization with 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas.  It initiates humanitarian projects that address challenges affecting the world today, such as hunger, poverty, and illiteracy.  Rotary club members unite a broad cross-section of business and professional leaders around the world around a common mission:  Service Above Self. These 1.2 million men and women donate their expertise, time, and funds to support local and international project, helping people in need and promoting understanding among cultures.  

Rotary’s flagship program is its effort to protect children against polio. It aims to eradicate the disease from the world.

The members of the ROTARY CLUB OF BETHLEHEM would love to welcome you into our club. Want more info? Contact Gerry Long ( or - better yet - VISIT our weekly meeting and ask us to tell you more.  

Meeting Duties
Meeting Responsibilities
Clennon, Hopeton
Introduction of Visitors & Guests
Glick, Cindy
Luncheon Treasurer
Jones, Buck
50/50 Draw
Dolak, Jr., Steve
Hunter, Don
Chad Paul
Jan 24, 2018
Visit Tech Ventures
Prabha Sinha
Jan 31, 2018
Barb Miller
Feb 07, 2018
Wildlife in your Backyard: part 2!
Rotary International Foundation Committee
Feb 14, 2018
RI Foundation
Carol Metzker
Feb 21, 2018
Human Slavery