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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COVID Info for Club Members

If you haven’t make an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination, check the following 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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  • Dr. Hjorth is a recognized expert in vaccines development and commercialization, particularly influenza. 

Past experience includes:

  • Sanofi Pasteur Director of Viral Technology, Manufacturing Technology- 2006-2011, where he managed up to 50 full time employees and contractors performing development and validation activities
  • Sanofi Pasteur Principal Scientist where he helped to develop the first worldwide H5 pandemic vaccine
  • Wyeth Laboratories as Associate Director, Process Improvement-2000-2003; Manager, Process Improvement 1998-2000; Senior Scientist, Process Improvement 1996-1998
  • Owner of four patents related to vaccines
Rotary in Motion
 
 
FOR WINSTON ALOZIE , CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem, it’s all about the kids. He knows from experience: he was a kid, 13 and new to Bethlehem from Shreveport, Louisiana in 2001. The Club was a place not only to make friends (“and eat snacks, food my parents didn’t want us to eat”), but for necessities–like heat–through the hard cultural and socioeconomic shift. “The Club has a storied tradition of being here for the most vulnerable children and families,” he says. And the work is about letting those kids and families know “their presence here matters. And is appreciated.” 
 
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Fig connects people with local shopping, dining, arts and entertainment, organizations, services, and events. Fig promotes a media message that energizes a thriving, sustainable local economy and revitalizes the community.  
OUR CLUB HELPS FUND AGUA CALIENTE GLOBAL GRANT
 
On December 24, 2020 (Christmas Eve) the $130,457 for this Global Grant was electronically deposited in the bank account established by the Rotary Club of La Antigua, Guatemala.  Despite many Corona virus-related restrictions upon this effort, Rotarians persevered and the funding goal was achieved.  When completed, this project will benefit 290 families (approximately 1,827 residents) by funding the cost of materials to construct a complete water system with spigots at every household, 290 gray water filters and 153 vented improved pit latrines for the families without these facilities.  The men and women in Agua Calient will supply ALL labor to construct the project. Construction has begun - supervised by an NGO Cooperating Partner, ABPD, and members of the Host Rotary Club of La Antigua, GUA.
 
Oscar Santos Simon Roquel 
 
“I am the president of Agua Caliente COCODE. Almost 300 families don’t have access to enough water in the community. We build our water system more than 30 years ago and it was designed for less than 200 families. Thanks to the support from ABPD (NGO Cooperating Partner) and The Rotary Foundation our dream of having water is becoming true.”
 
  
 
 
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.
 
Click the image above to donate.
 
 
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

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
Malec, Ray
 
Introduction of Visitors & Guests
 
Luncheon Treasurer
 
50/50 Draw
 
Sergeant-at-Arms (shared by service team)
 
Speakers
Avery Smith, Esquire
Mar 03, 2021
Estate Planning During a Pandemic
George Morrison
Mar 10, 2021
Folds of Honor Foundation
Tim Mulligan, President and CEO, CIS Eastern PA
Mar 24, 2021
Virtual Tour of CIS Work in the Bethlehem Area School District
Patrick Kerssen and Michele Morton
Mar 31, 2021
Classifications
Jane Ervin, President
Apr 07, 2021
The Fund to Benefit Children and Youth
Chaplin Heidi Tierney
Apr 28, 2021
Impact of COVID on Religion