Club # 5417
The Rotary Club of Bethlehem

Celebrating More Than 100 Years of Service

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Moravian Village
526 Wood Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
United States of America
See "Quick News" for updates to meeting times and/or locations. All meetings offer a Zoom connection. Club members who are logged in can click "Join Us Online" below for the Zoom link.
Reply to Pete Mickolay's email with the day(s) you can work.  Tools and water/snacks will be provided. 
Rotary in Motion
Rotary District 7430 Changeover Dinner
Thursday June 20, 2024
Come celebrate as our club's DG Diane celebrates her 
"Create Hope in the World" 2023-2024 Year
And welcomes in the "The Magic of Rotary" 2024-2025 Year
with new District Governor Katie Farrell
Overr the summer of 2023, two BAVTS automotive technology students and their instructor retrofitted a gas-engined ccar with a brand new electric power system.  
The "Grand Unveiling" ceremony took place on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 12:30 pm with remarks by very special guests.  Light refreshments were served.  
Bethlehem Rotarians were invited to join BAVTS faculty and students in celebrating this achievement.
We were surprised and delighted to have a guest speaker for the last lunch meeting of Rotary Year 2022-2023. Asher Schiavone, Bethlehem's Economic Development Coordinator, shared an amazing PowerPoint on the expanding work of Partnership for Innovation and the Keystone Innovation Zone (KIZ).
Reflecting on the highlights of the past year, I am overwhelmed with a feeling of gratitude for the hard work of scores of club members. Among those who stepped up and offered tremendous assistance to the club are:
  • Al Philpotts and Mark Walter in the area of communication and technology
  • Gerry Long and Darlene Heller inviting a steady flow of guest speakers
  • Jill Long ordering and organizing our weekly lunch menu
  • Sylvia Doyle, Gerry & Jill Long for organizing our Holiday Luncheon
  • Dana Huber for organizing a steady supply of inspired and inspiring students from BAVTS
  • Deb Walter, the mastermind behind another successful Taste and Tunes
  • Maria Dietrich for her work with LHS Interact Club, Toys for Tots, and B.E.S.T. mentorship
  • Lisa Jordan, the coordinator for our tree planting effort in Brazil
  • Diane Donaher for initiating the plans for our evening at the Christmas City Follies
  • Bill Rowe, the organizer of our 5 th Wednesday Socials
  • Dee Dee Foran, the creative force behind our potluck picnic
  • Pete Mickolay, the driving force behind the maintenance of Centennial Park
  • Maria Dietrich for leading the panel discussion on the books we read about homelessness
  • Darlene Heller and Deb Walter for a variety of board walks
  • Gerry and Jill Long and Winston Alozi for coordinating the Boys and Girls Club outing to Coca-Cola Park for an Iron Pigs game
  • Al Philpotts for coordinating the Schrempel Scholarship
  • Paul Ricciardi for organizing the Dictionary Project and our club's monthly Happy Hour gatherings at Twisted Olive
  • Ham Malek for leading the Nominating Committee
  • Rose Cash, our weekly greeter
  • Maria Nathans, our regular lunch treasurer
  • Jack Worsley, Jr., our Sergeant-at-Arms and ArtsQuest luncheon coordinator
  • Bill Eckert, managing the 50-50 Draw every week
  • All board members
  • All regular attendees at a variety of club meetings, service and social events
  • All guest speakers, especially club members Gerry Foran, Kamran Afshar, Deb Walter, Bill Eckert, Rose Cash, and George Mowrer
  • All visitors from District 7430 including DG Len Gieseler, PDG Bob Hobaugh, PDG Cindy Hornaman, and our own DGE Diane Donaher
On Wednesday April 12, 2023, members of the Bethlehem Rotary Club shared their career stories at Liberty High School with the Interact Club's high school seniors.  It was a very rewarding hour.  
Click HERE to see more photos.
On Saturday May 13th on a beautiful day, a lucky dozen Rotarians gathered to help spruce up Centennial Park on Bethlehem's Sand Island as preparation for the park's gentle offering of tranquility and beauty for parents and children over the warm months of spring, summer, and fall.  Special thanks to Rotarian and past president Pete Mickolay who provided the mulch and gardening tools used with such great impact.  Thanks Rotarians.
Cliek HERE to see photo album.
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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
May 2024
Upcoming Events
Meeting Duties
50/50, Attendance, Meal Ticket Sales (Luncheon Treasurer)
50/50 & Attendance
Cash, Rose
Meal Ticket Sales (Luncheon Treasurer)
Eckert, Bill
Royer, Bill
Welcome Visitors and Speakers
Welcome Visitors and Speakers
Knerr, Lori
Upcoming Speakers
Dale Kochard
May 29, 2024
Camp Neidig - a Rotary Program our Club has long supported
No Speaker
Jun 05, 2024
Evening Meeting at Adagio
Past Speakers
Kamran Afshar
May 22, 2024
The Economy - Nationally and Locally
Tastes & Tunes 2023
Tastes & Tunes 2023 is in the record books. 
Click here for photos
Thanks to our SPONSORS
Hotel Bethlehem
Hank & Joanne Barnette
Janney Montgomery Scott
Scott Family of Dealerships
JustBorn Quality Confections
Marty & Carole Fins
Gerry & Jill Long
Embassy Bank
Lehigh Valley Health Network
QNB Bank
Aykroyd Hardware
King Spry
Unity Bank
Mike & Lynn Albarell
Kerry & Stacy Wrobel
Total funds raised will be divided equally between the Bethlehem Rotary Foundation, whose grants help local charitable service organizations and BATTLE BORNE, a LV-based collaborative effort among like-minded individuals and organizations intent on repairing and restoring people who have served our country.