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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PLEASE JOIN OUR MONTHLY "DropKick" MEETING

WHEN: Once per month every 4th Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 PM 
WHERE: Taps Tavern, Saucon Valley Square 3731 PA-378, Bethlehem

 
Rotary in Motion
Rotarians seek solutions to opioid epidemic
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were a recorded 47,600 opioid deaths across the United States in 2017. Rotarians in the New England area have come together to prevent overdose deaths through public education campaigns in schools and seminars that educate the community on the dangers of opioids.
 
The Rotary Club of Bethlehem was organized on April 13, 1916 in the old Eagle Hotel and was chartered as the 225th Club of Rotary International on June 1 of that same year. There were 29 charter members. Robert Sayre Taylor, Sr. was the first President.
 
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Did you know that in 1916:
  • Bethlehem was three separate boroughs-North, West, and South. The three boroughs would not be combined into the City of Bethlehem until the following year with Archibald Johnson as the first Mayor.
  • A covered bridge still spanned the Lehigh River and the Hill-to-Hill Bridge would not be built until later.
  • The first eight miles of a demonstration highway using local-produced cement connecting Bethlehem and Easton was completed and dedicated in. It was named The William Penn Highway.

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.  

 
 
 
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Greeter
Esposito, Maria
 
Invocation
Schenkel, Bob
 
Introduction of Visitors & Guests
Adams, Mike
 
Luncheon Treasurer
Fenstermacher, Dave
 
50/50 Draw
Lind, Thea
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
 
Speakers
Chris Nelson and Hopeton Clennon
May 29, 2019
Mission Partnership & Mutual Awareness between Jamaica & the U.S.