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Monday, May 6, 2019
Thank you to all who attended our meeting last week.  We had a nice turnout for the two featured elements of our program.
Our speakers for the week were Megan Eyvazzadeh and Susan Bianchi from The Restoration Space, where Megan is the Founder and Susan is a Practitioner.  The Restoration Space specializes in what they refer to as “Integrative Health Care”, or a more holistic approach to self-care.  This snippet from their website provides a great summary of this unique methodology:
“We are uniting as health and wellness practitioners from all sides of medicine under one roof to guide your whole health: the physical, the emotional and the psychological, from the inside to the outside, from head to toe, from healing to wellness, from surviving to thriving. Together we can guide you with scientifically supported practices and provide you with one place where you can work on your muscles and joints, your nerves and nervous system, your organ systems, your nutrition, your skincare, your mind, your energy, your performance, your recovery, your movement, your stillness, in short (and in long): your whole self.”
Megan explained this approach… and Susan took us all through an exercise of “chi” to help us release the stress from inside our body!  Hopefully we all took away something that can help us to be a little healthier (and less stressed!).
Megan Eyvazzadeh and Susan Bianchi put us through our "Chi" paces
We also celebrated seven Rotarians who became Paul Harris Fellows in 2018/19.  Congratulations (and Thank You!!) to the following Rotarians.  I have also included the year they each became a member of our club!
  • Hank Barnette (2012) – PHF + 5
  • Rev. Dr. Christine Nelson (2014) – PHF + 4
  • Jeffrey Parks (1985) – PHF + 2
  • R. Chadwick Paul (1980) – PHF + 4
  • Dr. Brennan Pursell (2015) – PHF + 1
  • Rev. Robert Schenkel (1988) – PHF + 1
  • Roger Whiteley (1952) – PHF + 2
While the Paul Harris Fellow distinction celebrates the financial support these Rotarians provide to Rotary International, they also all contribute to our club in meaningful ways.  Thank you for your service!!
Our newest Paul Harris Fellows!
This past weekend was the District Conference here in the Lehigh Valley.  Thank you to those who attended.  I will provide more of an update in next week’s newsletter since I was attending my son’s graduation this weekend and was not able to attend the conference.  I know that Chris Nelson did attend, and had her camera snapping!  Thank you again Chris.
Be sure to attend our meeting this Wednesday and support Jack Standbridge as he delivers his classification talk.  We will also hear from a BAVTS student who is part of the Shadow Speaker program.
The DYK (Did You Know) this week:
  • There are 18 Past Presidents that are active in our club! 
Who knew??????  Now you do!!
Some reminders:
  • Board Meeting this Wednesday, 7:30AM at Moravian College.
  • The Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be here before you know it!  The event will be held on May 20th, so please get your foursome together and get registered.  Also, please bring some extra cash to our meeting and help to fill out the remainder of the Raffle Board. 
Yours in Rotary service,
President Mark Reed
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.
The Eagle Hotel
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.