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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Tastes & Tunes 2018
 
Click image above for the Tastes & Tunes web page with full details including sponsors and participating restaurants.
 
Thanks to sponsors, participating restaurants, the Bethlehem Area School District's amazing students, attendees, and Rotarians for helping to make another successful and enjoyable Tastes & Tunes. 
 
Silent auction proceeds will support the purchase of instruments and musical programs in the Bethlehem Area School District.
 
Sponsorship & guest ticket proceeds will benefit the Bethlehem Rotary Foundation to support nonprofit agencies and projects serving the needs of the Bethlehem community and the Greater Lehigh Valley.
 
Event proceeds to be announced soon!
 
CLICK LINKS IN THE DOWNLOADS FRAME FOR SPONSOR, AUCTION, AND CATERING INFO
 
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

THERE WILL BE NO MONTHLY "DROPKICK" MEETING ON THANKSGIVING DAY.

 
Rotary in Motion
Honoring Ingenuity
 
Innovation was the theme at Rotary Day at the United Nations on 10 November. Nearly a thousand Rotary leaders, members, and guests from around the world met in Nairobi, Kenya, to hear about creative solutions to challenging world problems. Six Rotaract and Rotary members age 35 or under were also honored as Rotary People of Action: Young Innovators. 
 
 
The Eastern PA Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award upon Hank Barnette, a member of the Rotary Club of Bethlehem, and his wife Joanne at the chapter’s 2018 National Philanthropy Day Awards Breakfast on Nov. 15 at DeSales University.  Presented by chapter’s Board of Directors, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the extraordinary lifetime achievement of individual philanthropists whose impact upon the greater Lehigh Valley community has been profound, inspiring, and sustained.
 
Hank and Joanne Barnette have been philanthropic and volunteer leaders for decades in the Lehigh Valley, West Virginia, Connecticut, and elsewhere.  
 
Hank Barnette is a lawyer, businessman, and Chairman Emeritus of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Within the Lehigh Valley, he is a Moravian College Trustee and Chairman Emeritus of the National Museum of Industrial History. He also is a member of the Bethlehem World Heritage Commission, the Bethlehem Rotary Club and a Director for the Lehigh Valley Industrial Park, the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Lehigh Valley Partnership. He was previously a Director for the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, Lehigh Valley PBS39, and Lehigh University. Joanne Barnette has served in the Lehigh Valley as President of the Junior League, Chair of the Board of the Allentown Art Museum, Vice Chair of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, and a Director of the United Way of the Lehigh Valley.
 
Hank and Joanne have contributed to numerous organizations and capital campaigns and they have concentrated much of their support for higher education. They have endowed scholarships and lectures locally at Lehigh University, the Bach Choir, Central Moravian Church, DeSales University, Moravian College, Northampton Community College, and St. Luke’s University Health Network. They also are long-time members and former Co-Chairs of the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s Tocqueville Society.

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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Upcoming Events
 
 
 
Meeting Duties
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter
 
Invocation
 
Introduction of Visitors & Guests
 
Luncheon Treasurer
 
50/50 Draw
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
Hunter, Don
 
 
Speakers
NO MEETING
Nov 21, 2018
Gary Warren
Nov 28, 2018
Owner, Lehigh Valley Kombucha
Justin Porembo
Dec 05, 2018
Classification Talk
Business Meeting
Dec 12, 2018
Kate Racculia
Dec 19, 2018
Bob Cohen Room at Bethlehem Public Library