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
*** Varies ***
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!
SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, 2022 - CELL PHONE FOUND
 
St. John's Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church found a cell phone after our Tastes & Tunes event ended on Sunday October 3, 2022.  If this phone is yours, or if you know whose phone it might be, please use this contact information to arrange to retrieve the phone. Phone:  610-868-3282  Ask for Office manager: Jody Fliter
 
Wednesday October 5, 2022
 
Beginning October 5th we will be meeting at the Fowler Center, room 625 through December.   Their contract food vendor (Sodexo) will offer us an option for lunch. PLEASE:  Do not bring food in.  Of course, on the first floor you can grab a Starbucks.  We have ordered a sandwich platter for you to make your own.  It includes a side dish and water, possibly a cookie.  The cost is $13.99.  We have pre-ordered for up for 18 people.  Please contact Jill Long (jillwilsonlong@gmail.com) to confirm that you'll attend and have a lunch.  Speaker for the day is the Chief of Police for the City of Bethlehem.  
 
If you're planning to join by ZOOM - here's the club's link (but please be there in person)
Tastes & Tunes 2022
 
Many thanks to the many volunteer musicians, chefs, servers, etc. who made our October 2nd event a treat for for all who attended.
 
The online auction is LIVE via the Bidding Owl auction platform through October 9th.
 
Click HERE to view and BID on great 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
Meeting Duties
Meeting Responsibilities
Sep 21 Venue: NMIH
 
Greeter
Cash, Rose
 
Invocation - TBA
 
Visitors & Guests Introducer
 
Luncheon Treasurer
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
Worsley, Jr., Jack
 
50-50 Draw
Eckert, Bill
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Bethlehem Police Chief Michelle Kott
Oct 05, 2022
Bethlehem Police Department (Venue NCC Fowler Center Rm 625)
Cindy Hornaman, District Foundation Chair
Nov 16, 2022 12:00 PM
Rotary International Foundation Month
Past Speakers
Panel Discussion
Sep 28, 2022 12:00 PM
Homelessness (Book Discussion)