Club # 5417

The Rotary Club of Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Celebrating More Than 100 Years of Service

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Moravian Village (suspended until further notice)
526 Wood Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
United States of America
Because of the COVID pandemic, weekly in-person meetings are by Zoom until further notice.
MEETINGS SUSPENDED
THE ROTARY CLUB OF BETHLEHEM IS MEETING VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
Club leaders will continue to monitor the situation and inform our members of any updates.
HAPPY HOUR ON 4TH THURSDAYS

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LV Anti-Trafficking Week Event
Join us on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day for a night of poetry, artwork, and musical performances by trafficking survivors and anti-trafficking advocates, showing their strength and messages through art.
 
Click HERE to register.  You MUST register to receive your online link to this event. You will receive a confirmation email with the link and a reminder email before the event starts.
 
Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS) is a sponsor of this event.
Rotary in Motion
 
Erin Maloney had never given much thought to joining a Rotary club. She had little interest in the traditional Rotary model of weekly meetings. But after attending the 2020 Virtual Rotary Convention led by her brother, 2019-20 RI President Mark D. Maloney, she discovered several reasons to join, including an increased flexibility and people who share her interest in ending modern slavery. Learn more of her story on our blog, Rotary Voices
Why it is good to be good 
 
Rotary members know the value of doing good, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more relevant than ever. Studies show that helping others boosts serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes us feel satisfied. And that’s a big incentive for community service, the very thing Rotary clubs excel at, as people everywhere face anxiety about health, families, jobs, and the future. 
 
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Jennifer E. Jones nominee for 2022-23 president
Foundation Trustee Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
 
3D PRINTERS TO THE RESCUE
 
An army of hobbyists and educators equipped with 3D printers are producing face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to help frontline health care workers battle the coronavirus. Among them are Rotary members who are using their knowledge and resources — along with their Rotary connections — to tackle the shortage of PPE.
 
 
CLUB CLINIC: Embracing change
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways that many of us experience Rotary. But every challenge also opens opportunities. Clubs are discovering that meeting online gives them more flexibility to adjust meeting times when that’s better for members. For some clubs, attendance has increased, and members say they can now participate more and contribute more to their clubs’ work. Clubs are also less constrained by geographic distance in pursuing members, inviting inspiring speakers, or partnering with others on service efforts. Discover some of the innovative ways clubs are adapting on Rotary Voices.

Statement from Rotary International

At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.

We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.

We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us. Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice. 

Rotary will do our part to listen, learn and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.

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 continue to meet virtually each week and to work on projects in service to our community and beyond.  And we continue to grow.  We'd love to welcome you into our club. Want more info? Click the Membership Inquiry GOLD button at the top of this web page or reach out to Gerry Foran (forangf@gmail.com).  

Meeting Duties
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter
 
Invocation
Royer, Bill
 
Introduction of Visitors & Guests
 
Luncheon Treasurer
 
50/50 Draw
 
Sergeant-at-Arms (shared by service team)
 
Speakers
Bill Rowe and Marty Fins
Dec 09, 2020
Classifications
Cathy Abreu
Jan 20, 2021
Making our community and your business dementia friendly