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Apr 24, 2019
2020 Census: History, Importance, Local Impact
May 01, 2019
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May 22, 2019
Trip to Israel
May 29, 2019
Mission Partnership & Mutual Awareness between Jamaica & the U.S.
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Monday April 22, 2019
It was another full agenda for our lunch meeting on Wednesday, and thank you to those of you who were able to attend… we had lots of full tables, which is excellent!
Our meeting started by awarding Krystal Colon the BAVTS Artisan of the Month Award, and presenting her with her $100 check!  Krystal’s area of concentration is Building Trades, and in addition to hearing about her BAVTS experiences, she explained to us the competitive process for receiving a scholarship from the Bridges Foundation.  Although she did not receive a scholarship, she was proud to be among the finalists!  As you know, the Bridges Foundation is the primary beneficiary of our annual golf outing.  It was exciting to see the intersection of the many good things that we do and support!
Krystal Colon shares her BAVTS story!
Next, Maria Dietrich was inducted into Rotary International!  Mike McGovern, Maria’s sponsor, provided a wonderful introduction to RI’s newest member.  Maria has already been extremely involved in just about all that we do, and we welcome her presence and participation in our club…. Congratulations Maria!!
President Mark with sponsor Mike McGovern and newest member Maria Dietrich
Our program speaker was Channel 69’s news anchor, Rob Vaughn.  Rob did provide his “Year in Review”, and it is always an interesting reminder of all that goes on in a year... it is a great recap of the good (and the not-so-good) that occurs in the valley.  In addition, Rob provided a bit of a narrative on news journalism in general, which served as a lead-in to a great Q&A at the conclusion of his remarks.  We are fortunate to have such a high-quality, bipartisan news source in our area.  Thank you to Gerry Long, who introduced Rob as our program speaker.
An update on our dictionary project… thank you to the Rotarians who helped to “sticker and sort” the dictionaries that we received!  They are in the process of being delivered to the schools, so please be on the lookout for calls for volunteers to distribute the dictionaries to the students at the schools.  If you have not done this in the past, I strongly encourage you to do so…. If you do, you will definitely do it again! 
I learned yesterday that Don Hunter suffered a heart attack this weekend and is currently at LVH Cedar Crest.  His wife, Mary, did indicate that he is able to receive visitors if you are so inclined.  If you would like to send Don a card, his address is 136 Lehigh Ave.  Palmerton, PA. 18071.  Please keep Don and Mary in your thoughts and prayers.
Also, if anyone has any additional information about Steve Dolak, please let me know, as I would like to provide an update to the club.  Steve suffered a stroke earlier this month and was also hospitalized. 
Be sure to attend our meeting this Wednesday, where we will be hearing from Toni Fernandez who will present to us the “History, Importance and Local Impact of the 2020 Census”. 
Some reminders:
  • Be sure to get registered for the District Conference.  This is the LAST WEEK TO REGISTER!!  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 “ala 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
  • 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
Rotary Weekly Update
2019 Rotary Int'l Council Elevates ROTARACT
The 2019 Council has completed its work. Among its most important actions, the Council elevated the status of Rotaract clubs, allowing them to join Rotary International the way that Rotary clubs do. The change is intended to increase the support that Rotaract clubs receive from RI and to enhance their ability to serve. The Council is made up of representatives from each Rotary district, and meets every three years in Chicago, Illinois, USA, to review the rules that govern the organization.