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
Moravian Village (suspended until further notice)
526 Wood Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
United States of America
Because of the pandemic, our Wednesday noon meetings are on Zoom until further notice.
MEETINGS SUSPENDED
THE ROTARY CLUB OF BETHLEHEM IS MEETING VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
Club leaders will continue to monitor the situation and inform our members of any updates.
HAPPY HOUR ON 4TH THURSDAYS

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Tastes & Tunes: Our Major Fundraiser
 
Click the image for the Tastes & Tunes Web Page
Officers & Directors 2021-2022

Congratulations to OFFICERS and DIRECTORS who will serve in Rotary Year 2021-2022

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President
Deb Walter
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Vice-President
Bill Royer
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President-Elect
Hopeton Clennon
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Secretary
Lori Knerr
Treasurer
Bill Rowe
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Director (1st Year)
Paul Leese
Director (1st Year)
Carrie Madigan
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Director (1st Year)
Deb Geiger
Director (1st Year)
Michelle Morton
Director (1st Year)
Cindy Glick
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Director (2nd Year)
Maria Dietrich
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Director (2nd Year)
Dave Erickson
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Director (2nd Year)
Jack Standbridge
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Director (2nd Year)
Marty Fins
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Director (2nd Year)
Al Philpotts
 
Current president Pete Mickolay will serve as Immediate Past President on the 2021-2022 Board of Directors
Rotary in Motion
 
At our Wednesday June 9th meeting, our video program featured Stove Team International - an effort begun by a Rotarian from Oregon who, in her sixties, went to Guatemala and took action when she witnessed women tending open fires INSIDE their small living spaces to cook meals for an average family size of eight.  More than four BILLION people cook this way around the world, using biomass (dung, wood, charcoal) to cook and causing irreparable damage to the health of themselves, their families, and the environment.  Stove Team addresses this issue head on, starting local businesses that build stoves that are vastly more efficient and vent all smoke emitted outside the home while at the same time greatly reducing the amount of fuel, usually firewood that is consumed.
 
Here are links that may be of interest:
 
 
 
 
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.
 
Click the image above to donate.
 
 
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
Greeter
 
Invocation
Long, Gerry
 
Introduction of Visitors & Guests
 
Luncheon Treasurer
 
50/50 Draw
 
Sergeant-at-Arms (shared by service team)
 
Speakers
Billy Staples
Jun 16, 2021
B.E.S.T. Inc Scholarship Program Update
Winston Alozie
Jun 23, 2021
Classification Talk and 2021-2022 Budget Presentation
Deb Walter
Jun 30, 2021
Changeover Meeting