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
Fowler Family Southside Center
511 E. 3rd St
Room 523
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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.
QUICK NEWS!
Our regular Wednesday noon meeting will take place in room 523 of Northampton Community College's Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem.  
 
Please bring with you to the meeting
 
  • Hand warmers
  • Winter gloves
  • Winter hats
  • Thermal underwear
  • Backpacks
  • Winter coats and/or ponchos
Outerwear should be moisture proof - a critical factor to help the homeless stay warm and dry during wet snow falls that we are more likely to see this winter.   Knit gloves and cloth that absorbs water should be avoided.
 
 
Lunch:  ORDER BY MONDAY 3PM
 
All sandwiches on Kaiser rolls and served with potato salad, condiments, cookies/brownies, iced tea & water.
 
  • HAM & CHEESE
  • TUNA SALAD & AMERICAN
  • CHICKEN SALAD & AMERICAN
  • SMOKED TURKEY BREAST & CHEESE
 
The Rotary Club of Bethlehem is now accepting applications for the 2023 Walter A. Schrempel Scholarship in Music through February 17, 2023.  HS seniors whose parents live in the Bethlehem Area School District and who plan to attend a college/university offering a musical curriculum may apply. 
 
A vocal/instrumental audition will be held on March 1, 2023 at Moravian University's Foy Hall.  The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college/university in which the winner is enrolled. 
 
Links to download the 2023 information and application are on the Download Files panel to the left of this panel.
HAPPY HOUR ON 4TH THURSDAYS

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Every fourth Thursday a 5:30 PM

At the Twisted Olive, 51 West Broad Street

Rotary in Motion
On Friday, June 3rd, Lisa Jordan, plus Al & Deb Philpotts, presented dictionaries to each of Donegan's three third grade classes.  It was a great day to be sure.  Lisa told them about Rotary and pointed out some of the interesting additional content - such as a page with American Sign Language symbols.  It was a great day, made even greater when they all sang The Rainbow Connection to us.
 
Click the image to play the video
Lisa Jordan & Deb Philpotts talking about Rotary and the dictionaries. (Photo Al Philpotts)
 
 
 
In 2019, 79.5 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced. An estimated 40% were under the age of 18. On World Refugee Day, held every year on 20 June, people worldwide salute the strength, courage, and contributions of refugees who abandon their homes in a desperate search for safety. Rotary clubs have demonstrated how we are people of action by assisting refugees in a variety of ways. Learn how Rotary clubs in Switzerland created a program that supports the professional integration of young refugees into society.
 
 
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
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Meeting Duties
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter
Cash, Rose
 
Invocation
 
Visitors & Guests Introducer
 
Luncheon Treasurer
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
Worsley, Jr., Jack
 
50-50 Draw
Eckert, Bill
 
Speakers
Madeline Beck, Community Outreach Coordinator
Feb 01, 2023
Angel Flight - free air transport to qualified patients to distant hospitals
Paula Johnson, Executive Director
Feb 08, 2023 12:00 PM
Northeast Community Center's transformation
Sara Satullo, Dep. Dir. of Community Development
Feb 22, 2023 12:00 PM
City of Bethlehem Housing Strategies