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
Fowler Family Southside Center
511 E. 3rd St
Room 523
Bethlehem, PA 18015
United States of America
Our in-person meetings are at different venues. See "Quick News" for updates. All meetings offer a Zoom connection. Club members logged in can click "Join Us Online" below for the Zoom link.
QUICK NEWS!
Wednesday November 23, 2022  - No meeting.
 
Wednesday November 30 - We don't meet at noon, but we DO meet - keep reading...
 
Club President Hopeton Clennon and treasurer Bill Rowe remind you to RSVP for the Bethlehem Rotary Thanksgiving Dinner. This event will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at Prime Steak House (325 Stoke Park Road, Bethlehem) and begin at 6:00PM. Please RSVP to Bill Rowe at (484) 894-5612 or rowebill44@yahoo.com.
 
Small plates will be provided to those in attendance, compliments of President Hopeton. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. 
 
Rotarians and guests for this event are asked to bring a canned or boxed food item, to be donated to Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering, and to bring your spouse for this wonderful Rotary evening!
 

Bethlehem Rotary Club Christmas Lunch

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

11:30AM—1:30PM

Historic Hotel Bethlehem

$40 per person

Includes:

Salad and rolls

Choice of entrée:

Grilled Chicken Caprese

Farfalle Pasta with Vegetables

Asparagus, Pepper and Cheese Quiche

Dessert

Coffee, tea, iced tea

Gratuity is also included

Guests and spouses are most welcome at the luncheon.

Please reply via this link Google Form

Sylvia Doyle will collect cash or checks at the lunch.

If you have questions or are unable to use the Google Form, please contact

Sylvia Doyle at sylvia.doyle@desales.edu

 
Rotarians are invited to donate new, unwrapped toys to the 2022 Toys for Tots campaign. We are collecting along with Liberty Interact students and Penn State Lehigh Valley Alumni Association. Bring your toys to the Bethlehem Rotary lunch meeting at noon on Wed, Dec 7 at NCC Fowler Family Southside Center (Room 523) or drop them off anytime before Dec 7 at Aykroyd Hardware at 743 N New Street in Bethlehem.
Tastes & Tunes 2022
 
Many thanks to the many volunteer musicians, chefs, servers, etc. who made our October 2nd event a treat for all who attended.
Thanks to the donors who provided 67 items and thanks to everyone who bid on those items.  
AND SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR Tastes & Tunes 2022 SPONSORS!
 
 
 
 
In honor of 
 
 
 
Mike & Lynn Albarell
 
 
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Dr. Jack Worsley & Dr. Gene Tunney
 
Kerry & Stacy Wrobel
 
 
 
 
 
Hopeton and Shelia Clennon
 
 
Carole & Marty Fins
 
 
 
Robin and Roger Burk
 
Rose Cash
 
Sally and Lee Snyder
 
Jill and Gerry Long
 
 
 
 
 
HAPPY HOUR ON 4TH THURSDAYS

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Every fourth Thursday a 5:30 PM

At the Twisted Olive, 51 West Broad Street

Rotary in Motion
Choose a book and read it before we discuss the books at our club meeting on September 28.
  • Welcome Homeless: One Man’s Journey of Discovering the Meaning of Home by Alan Graham
  • Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help by Robert Lupton
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  • No Room Of Her Own: Women’s Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death & Resistance by Desiree Hellegers
On Friday, June 3rd, Lisa Jordan, plus Al & Deb Philpotts, presented dictionaries to each of Donegan's three third grade classes.  It was a great day to be sure.  Lisa told them about Rotary and pointed out some of the interesting additional content - such as a page with American Sign Language symbols.  It was a great day, made even greater when they all sang The Rainbow Connection to us.
 
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Lisa Jordan & Deb Philpotts talking about Rotary and the dictionaries. (Photo Al Philpotts)
 
 
 
In 2019, 79.5 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced. An estimated 40% were under the age of 18. On World Refugee Day, held every year on 20 June, people worldwide salute the strength, courage, and contributions of refugees who abandon their homes in a desperate search for safety. Rotary clubs have demonstrated how we are people of action by assisting refugees in a variety of ways. Learn how Rotary clubs in Switzerland created a program that supports the professional integration of young refugees into society.
 
 
Thanks to the gifts of generous Rotarians, its members were able to complete more life-changing projects last year than ever before! You can make a difference by helping people in need — from supplying equipment that protects health workers against COVID-19 to training peace builders who’ll work toward a future with less conflict. It all starts with giving the gift of Rotary.

The Rotary Foundation funds the work of Rotary members who provide sustainable solutions to their communities’ most pressing needs. This work is necessary now more than ever, and Rotary needs people who will take action and help make these projects possible.

With your gift today, together Rotary can fund projects that make a big impact by strengthening communities to create real, lasting solutions. Please consider giving a gift to the Foundation so Rotarians can keep doing good in the world.
 
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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
Rotary Day of Service at Centennial Park
On Saturday, May 1st, Rotary Club members plus HS students completing the Camp Neidig leadership training program teamed up to clean up the Centennial Children's Park on Sand Island in Bethlehem.  It was a perfect day and perfect fun.
 
 
Hail, hail, the gang's all here - and the park's clean as a result.
 
The results of our work.  Click HERE for more pictures
Rotary's Involvement with COVID 19 Vaccination
Rotary’s involvement with COVID-19 vaccination
 
A message from Rotary International President Holger Knaack and The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair K. R. Ravindran
 

COVID Info for Club Members

The Bethlehem Health Bureau releases days and times for the next week's vaccine appointments every Friday at 8:00 AM at this link  
 
 
 
 
  • Vitamin D does a lot more than get calcium to your bones.  It helps your immune system and it dampens overactive immune responses.  
  • Our vitamin D levels are lowest in the winter months.
  • THE TAKEAWAY?  Ensure you take 1000 - 2000 iU of Vitamin D every day
 
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Upcoming Events
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Meeting Duties
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter
Cash, Rose
 
Invocation
 
Visitors & Guests Introducer
 
Luncheon Treasurer
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
Worsley, Jr., Jack
 
50-50 Draw
Eckert, Bill
 
Speakers
Bethlehem Mayor J. William Reynolds
Dec 07, 2022
City of Bethlehem Update
City of Bethlehem Update
Past President Deb Walter
Dec 14, 2022
Celebrating 10th annual Tastes & Tunes