The Allentown Rotary Club
Chartered 1914
Allentown Rotary Smile, Jan 3, 2018
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Stories
Barb's Message - Rotary's 2018 Rose Bowl Parade Float
 

 Welcome to Rotary 2018 and to Winter - Brrrr, it's cold and icy outside,  Be careful when traveling to and from our lunches and committee meetings this winter!

Program for Friday, Jan 5th, is Allentown Library, "Reference USA" - Ethel Drayton Craig is the chairperson,

Did you see the award winning Rotary float on TV during this year's Rose Bowl Parade?  If you missed it, here's a link to a short video of the float during the parade.

Over 500 volunteers work on the Rotary float, which won the Princess Award in 2017 and again in 2018 for the most beautiful float under 35 feet. The theme for this year's float was "Planting the Seeds of Service."  The parade is normally viewed by 70 million people worldwide and attended by over 700,000 people. Rotary shares its message of "Service Above Self" globally through its participation in the parade. 

Did you know that the Rose Bowl Parade was started by members of a local hunting club in 1890 to showcase California's mild winters. Rotary has entered a float in the parade every year since 1980.  This is a floral parade, and all floats - which in the final weeks are built in air-conditioned warehouses - are covered with thousands of flowers and other organic materials.  Both photos shown here are from inside the warehouse where the Rotary float was constructed.

 

 

 

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ARC New Member Options; BadgeBoard News
The Board has approved two new membership policies:
 
New members under the age of 40 will continue to be afforded free dues for the current Rotary year.  Until the age of 40, the member's dues for subsequent years will be approximately $120 (to increase in relation to the amount that covers Rotary International and District assessments).
 
Spouses of current members may join the Club for annual dues of approximately $120 (that amount that covers RI and District assessments.)
 
AT THE BADGEBOARD - 
 
Pick up your new Rotary business "invitation" cards. Use them to invite prospective members to free Friday lunch at Bell Hall.
 
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    Holiday Party, Friday, Jan 12th
    We will be having a post holiday party at Nostos Greek Restaurant in Allentown on Friday, Jan 12th at 6:30 pm.  The price per person, including gratuity (18%) will be about $34 per person.  We need a minimum of 25 guests for the evening, although Nostos can accommodate more.  Reservations can be made by clicking here to email Barb Bigelow.
     
    Menu:  There will be a combo of 5 cold appetizers that are served with pita wedges
     
    Rotarians choose from one of the following entrees:
     
    • Veggie Moussaka: baked layers of potatoes, eggplants and zucchini topped with a béchamel sauce
    • Broiled Cod: served with choice of potato or vegetable
    • Chicken Saganaki: sautéed chicken with ouzo, scallions, peppers, garlic, fresh tomato, basil and feta cheese, served with rice
     
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    Upcoming Events
    The LV Iron Pigs, Kurt Landes, GM
    Bell Hall
    Jan 26, 2018
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
     
    50 Yearts of Journalism, Paul Willistein
    Bell Hall
    Feb 02, 2018
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
     
    Trifecta Technologies, Douglas W Pelletier
    Bell Hall
    Feb 09, 2018
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
     
    Membership Committee Meeting
    Billy's Downtown Diner
    Feb 13, 2018
    8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
     
    Program Committee
    Ringer's Roost
    Feb 13, 2018
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
     
    ARC Board Meeting
    Senior Center
    Feb 13, 2018
    5:00 PM – 6:00 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
     
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