The Allentown Rotary Club
Chartered 1914
Allentown Rotary Smile, Feb 21, 2018
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Friends of ARC
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Barb's Message
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Prospective Members
Second Notice
 
The following individuals have been approved for membership by the membership committee and board. Per our by-laws, members have 10 days to weigh-in before the prospective member is notified of the positive decision.
  • Thomas Brogan, spouse of Judy Barberich-Brogan
  • Lou Bottitta, spouse of Barb Bottitta
Comments or questions may be addressed to marcellaschick@gmail.com, Membership Chair.   Thank you
Happy Hour Happenings
 
Manufacturing in Center City? We saw it with our own eyes!
 
Last Thursday, twenty members and guests enjoyed networking, happy hour and a tour at Applied Separations. Special thanks to Rolf for hosting and giving us a peak into his operation. We were all amazed at the global reach of his supercritical fluids technology, starting right here in downtown.
 
Mark your calendar for our March 15 networking and happy hour 5:30 pm at the Perfect Fit's upscale resale boutique at 3 City Center, 515 Hamilton St. Check out the photos at our link below and their Facebook page for a look inside! 
 
That same evening, plan to drop by Zion's Liberty Bell Museum for the opening of "The Waves of Immigration in the Lehigh Valley." Our own Frank Whelan is organizing the exhibit and will be speaking that evening on the earliest immigrants, the Germans.
 
More information to come!
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A Recap of the February 16th Program
Taking Care of Business Hispanic Style 
By Frank Whelan
 
In 1952 members of the Allentown Police Department were confronted with a problem. They had picked up a young man that needed medical attention. But he only spoke Spanish and they just could not find anyone in the community that did. Finally, at Sacred Heart Hospital a woman who worked in the housekeeping department who was Puerto Rican was found.
 
After that the police got to know Francisco Suarez, a laborer at Bethlehem Steel who acted as an interpreter. His wife later recalled that there were maybe 16 to 20 Puerto Ricans in the Allentown Bethlehem area at that time. Her husband worked at Bethlehem Steel, “because it was one of the few places that would hire Puerto Ricans.”
 
But in 2018 it is a different Allentown and Lehigh Valley, as members of the Allentown Rotary Club learned at there February 16th meeting from Victor Salicetti, chairman of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of the Lehigh Valley. Not only has the Hispanic population of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley grown dramatically but they are taking part in and forming many new businesses.
           
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Community Bike Works - Blazing New Trails Celebration
Community Bike Works is blazing new trails. At their new East Allentown location and through new cycling programs, they are helping more students than ever build life skills through bike skills.
 

Celebrate their work to blaze new trails in their bike mentoring programs on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage, 540 Union BoulevardAllentown, PA 18109.

You'll hear from students about how they are working with mentors to blaze new trails, and you'll have the opportunity to help Build a Bike to bring bike mentoring to more Lehigh Valley students.

For more information or to register, click here!

Smile Reminder
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Upcoming Events
Christine Isabelle Oaklander, Ph.D., Art Consultant/Independent Art Historian
Bell Hall
Feb 23, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Club Runner & Rotary; Lou Bottitta
Bell Hall
Mar 09, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Membership Committee Meeting
Billy's Downtown Diner
Mar 13, 2018
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
 
Program Committee
Ringer's Roost
Mar 13, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
ARC Board Meeting
Senior Center
Mar 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Allentown Rotary Networking & Happy Hour
Perfect Fit Upscale Resale Boutique
Mar 15, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Phil Armstrong, Lehigh County Executive
Government Center
Mar 16, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Membership Committee Meeting
Billy's Downtown Diner
Apr 10, 2018
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
 
Program Committee
Ringer's Roost
Apr 10, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
ARC Board Meeting
Senior Center
Apr 10, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
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