Club # 5417

The Rotary Club of Bethlehem

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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WE'VE ADDED A "MINI-MEETING" EVERY MONTH!
WHEN:    Once per month every 4th Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM  
WHERE:  Taps Tavern
 
Rotary in Motion
A peacemaker's progress
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter talks candidly about peace, free elections, and lessons learned from a life devoted to peace in a special interview with The Rotarian. For the past 37 years, Carter has been redefining what it means to be a retired president. A commitment to human rights was a cornerstone of his foreign policy, and he and his wife, Rosalynn, have continued that emphasis with the Carter Center, founded in 1982.
International Rotaract event marks program's 50th year
Members of Rotaract, Rotary's program for young leaders ages 18 to 30, gathered in Taipei, Taiwan, for their triennial Interota convention. Attendees marked the occasion with song, dance, and participation in service projects, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the program this year. See photos of the event, and serve, celebrate, and share 50 years of Rotaract.
 
Two brothers take aim at eliminating hepatitis
Two brothers who care, one important social cause, and a lot of courage. That's how Fred Mesquita and his brother, José Eduardo, began the Hepatitis Zero Expedition. The two brothers have completed the first stage, traveling through 20 countries and visiting 274 cities on the American continent.
 
Chad Paul addresses Rotarians
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Bethlehem PA enjoyed their weekly meeting in the newly-opened West Wing of Ben Franklin TechVentures, on Lehigh University's Mountaintop Campus, as guests of fellow Rotarian and past Club President, R. Chadwick Paul, Jr., CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP-NEP).  Established in 1983, BFTP-NEP has created 17,415 new jobs, retained 27,384 existing jobs, started 492 new companies, and developed 1,591 new products and processes.
 
TechVentures West Wing Seen Here 
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

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 (longgolf@ptd.net) or - better yet - VISIT our weekly meeting and ask us to tell you more.  

 
 
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Meeting Duties
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter
Young, Jordan
 
Invocation
Royer, Bill
 
Introduction of Visitors & Guests
Grigsby, Bryon
 
Luncheon Treasurer
Jones, Buck
 
50/50 Draw
Kurtz, George
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
Hunter, Don
 
 
Speakers
Carol Metzker
Feb 21, 2018
Human Slavery
Dee Dee Foran
Feb 28, 2018
Classification Talk
Kurt Landes, President & General Manager
Mar 07, 2018
Lehigh Valley IronPigs and IronPigs Charities
Al Philpotts
Mar 14, 2018
ClubRunner
Lynn Collins Cunningham
Mar 21, 2018
Bethlehem Chamber
Barb Miller
Mar 28, 2018
Wildlife in Backyard--Part 2
Laura Kaplas
Apr 04, 2018
Classification Talk
Business Meeting
Apr 11, 2018
Tom Tenges
Apr 18, 2018
Bethlehem Mounted Police
Denise Mikovitch
Apr 25, 2018
Chair Yoga
DG Cindy Hornaman
Aug 01, 2018
New District Governor Priorities for 2018-2019