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Clennon, Hopeton
Introduction of Visitors & Guests
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50/50 Draw
Sergeant-at-Arms (shared by service team)
Jul 07, 2021 12:00 PM
How to Fix the Skilled Trades Deficit.
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Monthly RAGAS Committee Meeting
Zoom meeting
Jul 05, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monthly RAGAS Committee Meeting
Zoom meeting
Aug 02, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Monday July 5, 2021
We will meet at the Wooden Match/Artisan Wine Cellar at Noon on Wednesday. Please bring $16 for lunch, for your choice of turkey, ham, or vegetarian boxed lunch. We plan to be indoors with air conditioning.
Our theme this year is: Serve to Change Lives (see logo below)
I might add that often when we serve, the life that changes the most is our own.

For this week's meeting, our speaker is:
Our speaker is Ken Midgett, an instructor at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI) who, in 2019 was named the Plumbing Instructor of the Year by the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association.  He'll speak to us about the looming deficit in tradespersons and his thoughts about how to fix it.
Ken Midgett

Our Rotary Action Group Against Slavery (RAGAS) will meet on Monday at 7 pm via zoom. Please contact Patrick Morgan or Lori Knerr for the link.


It was wonderful to see so many club members in person. Thanks also to Chris Nelson who took photos of our first in-person club meeting since March of 2020.  You can click this LINK to see some of the photos Chris took.

Al Philpotts received the Rotarian of the Year Award for his outstanding service to the club this year.  Pete Mickolay’s flawless year as president came to a close, and he and Al together gave us a rich and rewarding year as Bethlehem Rotarians despite the pandemic. Please extend your thanks to them.

I spoke briefly about my plans for the upcoming year which include Board Walks — informal walks throughout the Bethlehem area hosted by board members — and a Rotary Book Club to read and discuss several of the books of interest to Rotarians listed on the Rotary website.
New President Deb Walter shares her vision for our club

In addition, I hope to focus on membership recruitment and engagement and simplifying our fundraising efforts while growing our funds. These areas are in my wheelhouse, and I hope to rely on the wisdom and life experiences of others on the board to compensate for many weaknesses.

I am honored to serve as president this year and look forward to working together for the continual improvement of our already outstanding club and its ability to serve our community.
Yours in Rotary service,
President Deb Walter