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Sunday, May 16, 2021
Hope you have been enjoying the beautiful weather lately in the Lehigh Valley. Warm days, cool nights, I'm sure some of you have been out golfing, cycling, or just walking and staying healthy. As we follow the news, it seems as if pandemic restrictions are less and we can get back to doing what we know as being normal. 
Bethlehem Rotarians are blessed and make a big impact in the world and our community. We have not missed a beat and continue to give our time and talents to offer others a hand up. I greatly appreciate that. And as we ease back to normal, member Bill Rowe will be launching an easy quarterly project to help Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering provide a bagged lunch on a designated Saturday. We will meet and assemble sandwiches and add a fruit/snack component and deliver them for those in need. A very simple, low cost project to help those who are struggling without a home for various reasons. This small project will mean a lot to someone. Stay tuned for more details.
Keep in mind that community organizations like Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering have been past recipients of grants from our Bethlehem Rotary Foundation(BRF). Any time is a great time to donate to the BRF. Please consider mailing a check or go to our (ClubRunner)  website and at the top right corner is a "DONATE" button to click and donate via PayPal or your credit card. Your gift is greatly appreciated, tax deductible, AND will help our Foundation make an even bigger community impact with grants later in the year. 
Thank you for attending our Annual Meeting to Elect Directors & Officers for 2021-22. Our electronic election was a historic first in our club's 105-year history. Please visit our ClubRunner homepage to see the new team.
After the election,Teri Haddad, EdD, and VP of Community Initiatives & Advancement for Community Services for Children, Inc. presented an overview of the work her organization does throughout the region.
Teri Haddad
Many of you are familiar with their Head Start / Early Head Start programs which not only teach the child, but the parents the skills needed for success and a life of learning through innovative, leading-edge services. The program recognizes the parents as the child's first and most important teacher and as leaders in the program's governance. In Bethlehem they have nine classrooms with over 150 kids enrolled.  They serve more than 1,100 families in Northampton County alone. CSC makes a big impact on early childhood education and family services for economically disadvantaged in our region. Please visit the CSC Inc. website to learn more about this tremendous organization.  
Plan to join us Wednesday to hear Dr. Nidhi Mehta, MD from the Lehigh Valley Health Network.
Dr. Nidhi Mehta, MD
Dr. Mehta will discuss how we can minimize risk factors for heart disease-at any age. I, for one, am eager to learn more on this subject especially since our normal routines were disrupted over the last year and we might have forgotten some of the easy ways to stay healthy.
Yours in Rotary service,
President Pete Mickolay