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Apr 04, 2022
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Apr 06, 2022
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Apr 13, 2022
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Friday March 4, 2022
Keep watch as you travel the Lehigh Valley for HUGE evidence of our March for Membership Campaign. Stay alert during your drives around the valley as Bethlehem Rotarians pop up bigger than life on billboards with a call to join them in our organization. Email or text me at 610-657-0952 if you are interested in being featured on a billboard and if you want me to make you a special profile/photo meme for Facebook to encourage your network to join Rotary. We will be in touch soon with posts you can use on other platforms including Linked In. Invite your network to be our guest at a zoom meeting this month, go on our Boardwalk in Bethlehem (details are being finalized), attend our monthly Happy Hour at Twisted Olive, and/or join our book discussion this month on this book:  It's better than it Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear by Gregg Easterbrook.
Naomi Gal will speak to us about the Art of Happiness, a course she created and taught at Moravian University. Naomi is a writer, translator, editor and a professor. She is the author of 16 books, fiction, non-fiction and children’s books in Hebrew and English. Her latest books are Daphne’s Seasons 2007, Free to Be 2009, Soap Opera 2011. She studied at the Sorbonne and holds three master's degrees from the following institutions:
  • Haute Ecole de Journalisme
  • Haute Etudes Internationales
  • Haute Etudes Sociales de Paris
Naomi has translated and edited dozens of books, fiction and non-fiction, some are the autobiographies and biographies of Nathan Sharansky, Itzhak Rabin, Raymonda Hawa Tawil, and Nancy Reagan.
Naomi Gal
She was part of the founding team of Israeli Television and a journalist with Maariv and Yedioth Aharonot from 1968-1997. Since 2003 she has been teaching a myriad of courses at Lafayette and Moravian College among them:
  • War in Literature
  • Israeli Translated Literature
  • Holocaust Literature in First Person
  • Creative Writing
  • American Jewish Literature
  • Judaism Then and Now
  • Women Behind the Camera
  • Happiness
  • The Holy Grail of Western Society.
Since 2017 Gal has been translating Yizkor Books from Hebrew to English for JewishGen.
She is the recipient of the Jerusalem Prize for Roman Romanti 1993, the Witzo Prize for Creative Women in 1999 and prizes for two of her screenplays in 1978 and 1990.
Please note that Paul Ricciardi will be our Zoom host this week. Please reach out to him if you have questions or need help with the meeting link.
Claire Sadler gave us a wonderful presentation on the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor and the many steps that she and the organization she leads have taken to create interconnections to the region’s extraordinary collection of trails.  The D&L Corridor is a major asset for our region.
On March 1st, two local high school seniors, on a vocalist, the other a violinist, gave impressive performances and interviews at Moravian University’s Foy Hall in competition for our club’s Walter A. Schrempel Music Scholarship.
The judging panel:
  • Dr. Martha Schrempel who teaches piano and classics at Moravian University
  • David B. Macbeth, a founding vocal/choral faculty member of the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
  • Dr. Michael E. Krentz, Director of Music and Organist at Christ Lutheran Church in Allentown. 
  • Lisa Jordan – ensemble member and managing director at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem
Both students were exceptional musicians and gave excellent interviews, making the decision difficult!  The 2022 Walter A. Schrempel Music Scholarship will go to Liberty High School senior, Michelle Loaiza.  After an impressive career performing with her school’s band, orchestra, and choir, she will be studying music composition with a minor in video game music at West Chester University. 
Congratulations Michelle!
Yours in Rotary service,
President Deb Walter