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May 29, 2019
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Sunday May 19, 2019
Thank you for another well-attended lunch meeting this week.  As our membership grows, we are really starting to fill the room each week! 
During our meeting this week, we met Lauryn Stauffer.  Lauryn is a senior at Northampton High School, and was honored as the Artisan of the Month for the month of May!  Her area of focus is Electronics Technology and she plans to attend Pennsylvania College of Technology in the Fall.  Lauryn was the final student visiting us from BAVTS for the year.  We are blessed to have such a wonderful facility in our community, and fortunate to be able to hear from the students the way we do! 
Lauren Stauffer shares her BAVTS experience
Greg Capogna also shed his temporary badge as he was inducted into Rotary International this week.  Greg, the current Executive Director of WDIY, was the SEVENTH member inducted into RI this year!  Thank you to Kamran Afshar who served as Greg’s sponsor and introduced Greg to our club.  Welcome Greg… and special congratulations on winning the 50/50 on the date of your induction!!
President Mark inducts Greg Capogna as his sponsor, Kamran Afshar watches
Our program for the week featured Pennsylvania State Trooper Nathan Branosky.  Trooper Branosky’s message about being prepared for an active shooter situation was sobering, and sadly, necessary in the unpredictable world in which we live where random shootings have become more frequent over the last few years.  He stressed the importance of knowing the location of the nearest trauma treatment center, police station and fire department whenever you travel to a new city.  And if you ever do find yourself in an active shooter situation… remember to hide, run and fight.  This is a topic that we don’t like to think about; however, the tips that we learned were invaluable. 
Trooper Branosky tells us how to re
This past Tuesday Deb Geiger, George Mowrer and Lori Knerr led an orientation session for several of our newest members.  It is so important that new members get introduced to many of the basics of our club, that most of us simply take for granted.  If you have joined the club within the last few years and have not taken advantage of this orientation, I would strongly encourage you to do so.  Anyone welcome to attend!  Please watch for an upcoming announcement as there will be another session offered before the end of the year.  Thank you Deb, George and Lori for putting the material together and running the session.  Great snacks and drinks, too!
This week, please join us as our own George Mowrer will be speaking to us about his trip to Israel!  In addition, we will be inducting Zach Smith into Rotary International and Paul Ricciardi will serve as Zach’s sponsor.  Please come and support Zach as he becomes the eighth new RI member this year!
The DYK (Did You Know) this week:
  • In 1920, the club began to hold its meetings at the Kurtz Theatre and Restaurant (what went on to become the Boyd Theatre) while the Hotel Bethlehem was being built!
Who knew??????  Now you do!!
Some reminders:
  • The Annual Charity Golf Tournament is TOMORROW!  7:30AM Registration and 8:30AM Shotgun start!  See you all there!
  • DropKick meeting this Thursday at 5:30PM at Taps Tavern.  Please join us at this “happy hour” social event this week and see what you have been missing!
Yours in Rotary service,
President Mark Reed
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