Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Bulletin Editor
Al Philpotts
Meeting Responsibilities
Renneisen, Michael
Clennon, Hopeton
Introduction of Visitors & Guests
Fitzpatrick, Bill
Luncheon Treasurer
Kalamar, Steve
50/50 Draw
Foran, Dee Dee
Hunter, Don
Mar 27, 2019
A Year in Review
Apr 03, 2019
Founder of the CHIP program
Apr 10, 2019
Apr 24, 2019
2020 Census: History, Importance, Local Impact
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Bethlehem Rotary DropKick Meeting
Taps Tavern
Mar 28, 2019
Recruiting Event
Mural Ballroom: Hotel Bethlehem
Apr 11, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bethlehem Rotary DropKick Meeting
Taps Tavern
Apr 25, 2019
Bowl & Bites 2019
Revolutions Bowling, Bar & Grille
May 02, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bethlehem Rotary DropKick Meeting
Taps Tavern
May 23, 2019
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Sunday, March 24, 2019
At our lunch meeting this week, we heard from Charlene Donchez Mowers, the President of Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites.  Charlene provided an update on the status of the City of Bethlehem being included on the UNESCO World Heritage List (WHL).  Bethlehem is currently on the “short list” of nominations, which in and of itself, is noteworthy; however, if successfully added, would become just the 24th WHL site in the United States.  Charlene walked us through the criteria that are evaluated by those making the determination and the many benefits to our community of being included on the WHL.  Hank Barnette then provided a great overview of the political landscape that surrounds this process.  This presentation summarized what has been many years of hard work by Charlene and Hank, and we thank them for what they have done and continue to do!
Charlene Donchez Mowers and Hank Barnette
We also heard from Ryan Stilgenbauer, a senior at Northampton High School and our BAVTS Artisan of the Month.  Ryan explained to us how his experiences at BAVTS have given him the confidence to do things he never imagined… “like speaking today to all of you” (to quote Ryan!).  It was great to see once again, the value for all of us in hearing the experiences of these students. 
Our Artisan of the Month, Ryan Stillgenbauer shares his story with Club members
Please remember to find a friend and get yourselves registered for our Networking Event on April 11th.   The event will be held in the Mural Ballroom at the Hotel Bethlehem from 6:00PM – 8:00PM.  Please register with Gerry Foran or Gerry Long so we have a sense of overall attendance.  Remember, there will be complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres!
This week we will hear from Rob Vaughn as he provides “The Year in Review”. Next week we will be inducting Jack Standbridge with Rob Littner serving as Jack’s sponsor.  Please plan on attending and supporting both Jack and Rob!
Some reminders:
  • DropKick Meeting will be held this Thursday (3/28) 5:30PM at Taps Tavern.  A casual way to quench your thirst and catch up with fellow Rotarians!
  • Be sure to get registered for the District Conference.  This year it will be held in Allentown at the Renaissance Hotel at 7th and Hamilton.  It will be held over the weekend of May 3rd, 4th and 5th.  Know that you can register in an “a la carte” fashion taking in as much or as little of the conference as you schedule permits.  Here is the link to view the event and get registered… District Conference Registration
  • Bowl and Bites is “back by popular demand” and will be held on May 2nd.  Please be sure to sign up with either Buck Jones or Maria Nathans.  It is another opportunity to have fun in a relaxed environment!
  • 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
Networking Event Invitation
Register by email before April 9 by contacting either:
Gerry Foran Phone 610-392-8894
Gerry Long  Phone 610-625-5105
Rotary Weekly Update
Celebrate World Water Day
Rotary has worked for decades to provide people with clean water by digging wells, laying pipes, providing filters, and installing sinks and toilets. But the biggest challenge has come after the hardware is installed. Too often, projects succeeded at first but eventually failed. As we celebrate World Water Day 22 March, read why Rotary has shifted its focus over the past several years to emphasize education, collaboration, and sustainability.