Club # 5417

The Rotary Club of Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Celebrating More Than 100 Years of Service

Weekly meetings Wednesdays at Noon. Come early for fellowship!
Moravian Village
526 Wood Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
United States of America
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MEETINGS SUSPENDED
ROTARY CLUB OF BETHLEHEM SUSPENDS IN-PERSON MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
To help control the spread of the corona virus that causes COVID-19, and in support of Governor Wolf's requests that we all work together to flatten the curve, the Rotary Club of Bethlehem has suspended its in-person meetings until further notice.  We now meet virtually via conferencing software.
 
Club leadership will continue to monitor the situation and inform our members of any updates.  In the meantime, take care and follow these simple guidelines.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when sick.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR

TAPS TAVERN HAS CLOSED PERMANENTLY DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

WE'RE SHARING VIRTUAL HAPPY HOURS EVERY 2ND AND 4TH THURSDAY AT 5:30 ON ZOOM UNTIL WE LOCATE A NEW VENUE AND STATE GUIDELINES PERMIT OUR ABILITY TO GATHER.

Rotary in Motion

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.

Clifton E. "Tip" Mowrer passed from this world to the next on April 25, 2020.  Tip was a long-time member of our club and a past-president, and a past district governor.  He will be greatly missed.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Bethlehem Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 358, Bethlehem, PA 18016.
Italian Rotarians aid in coronavirus fight
 
While Italy has been largely locked down to fight the coronavirus, members of the Rotary Club of Morimondo Abbazia have provided support for people and businesses reeling from the effects of the pandemic. Their efforts are addressing both immediate and long-term needs including donating meals to health care workers, organizing a supply chain to get ingredients for liquid sanitizer, and helping businesses that depend on in-person commerce move their operations online.
 
Hacking a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic 
Rotarians in Lithuania and Chicago, Illinois, USA, are using their influence to promote the use of “bubble helmets” and potentially lessen the need for mechanical ventilators for COVID-19 patients who struggle to breathe on their own. It is one of many ways that Rotary clubs are responding to the pandemic.
 
Staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic
 
It seems that all around the world, not a single person or community is unaffected by COVID-19. In Rotary, the pandemic has changed our daily routines and forced the cancellation of many in-person meetings and events. But for more than a century, Rotary has connected the world through fellowship and service. Even when we can’t hold our usual events as planned, we can still stay engaged, connect with one another, and continue to serve our communities.
 
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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 Foran (forangf@gmail.com) or - better yet - VISIT our weekly meeting and ask us to tell you more.  

Meeting Duties
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter
 
Invocation
Clennon, Hopeton
 
Introduction of Visitors & Guests
 
Luncheon Treasurer
 
50/50 Draw
 
Sergeant-at-Arms (shared by service team)
 
Speakers
Susan Burnett, Rotaplast Co-Chair
Jul 22, 2020
Rotoplast Mission 2019
Andy Scott, Scott Family of Dealerships
Jul 29, 2020
Operating a Car Dealership in a Pandemic
Laura Cunningham and Carrie Madigan
Aug 05, 2020
Classification Talks
Lisa Finkelstein and Paul Leese
Aug 19, 2020
Classification Talks
Becky Bradley, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Aug 26, 2020
Update on Road Congestion Studies in the LV
Mayor Robert Donchez, City of Bethlehem
Sep 02, 2020
State of the City