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Welcome to our Club!

Bethlehem Morning Star

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays
Moravian Village by Post Office
526 Wood Street
1st Thursdays: 5:30 to 7 pm Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar 55 W. Lehigh Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
United States of America
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Thursdays 7:10 am Meet and Greet 7:30 Meeting Starts

Stories

 
Jennifer E. Jones nominee for
2022-23 RI PRESIDENT
 
 
Jennifer E. Jones nominee for 2022-23 president
Foundation Trustee Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history. Read more 
 
On Thursday August 13 at 7:30 am MSR ZOOM with Debra Lamb, VP Development at Lehigh Valley Children's Centers.
Deb will talk to 50 Years of Caring for Children in the Lehigh Valley!
 
 
 
To provide additional cyber security to our weekly Zoom meetings, we will not send the ZOOM info in the bulletin. Please check your email for information from Club Secretary, Val Walk for access to this meeting.
Visitors are welcome and encouraged. For access information, please reach out to any MSR member or email Val Walk valerie.walk@rcn.com. Be happy to get you on board!
 
It is a great opportunity for members who could not come to meetings in person to reconnect with Rotary friends! 
 
We encourage everyone to bring a friend. As a member you can simply forward the email from Val with the access information.
 
Hope to see you Thursday!
 
Topic: Lehigh Valley Children's Centers
Time: August 13, 2020 07:30 AM 
 
 
 
Think about your fellow MSR members. Any you have not seen in a while...
 
Please take a little time to "reach out" and touch base with someone. See how they are doing and let them know they are missed at meetings and our events.
 
Perfect time is now - especially in view of the situation we are all in! 
 
Goes just as well for family and friends all around!
 
Take care and be safe.
 
Need ZOOM help just give a yell!
Morning Star Rotary has Rotary Face Masks in two designs available for sale to club members for $7 each.
(The club is covering tax and shipping.) Contact Jean Searfoss jsearfoss@cementemployers.com 
 
In addition to keeping people safe, they are a great way to make Rotary more visible in the community. 
 
 
Rotary District 7430 Virtual Changeover Celebration.....Oh what a night!
 
      
 
On Monday, July 27, 2020 Rotary District 7430 celebrated an outstanding year of growth and service under the leadership of now PDG Herb Klotz. We also welcomed our new District Governor, Janet Kolepp.  It was a night full of fellowship, reflection and inspiration. Awards were given the areas of membership, giving, youth programs and service.  34 clubs qualified for Rotary Club citations. We added 4 clubs and had a +41 Net District Membership gain, the best in Zone 28 & 32!  Our District was #1 in the USA in ShelterBox giving!  All 45 clubs participated in PolioPlus giving! 37 clubs participated in District Grant projects! 33 clubs were awarded Youth Program awards! Click on "Read More" for some highlights.
 
Look closely through the details and you will see Morning Star had a very strong year despite all the challenges!  Thanks to President Mike Long, the Board and all Morning Star Rotarians for a terrific year!
 
 
Special thanks to  Jan Chicka, one of our favorite Rotarians - now of the Whitehall Rotary Club who presented her personnel story of her "heart."
 
After caring for her mother through her passing, Jan realized she was having odd heartbeats. The diagnosis was AFib.  Jan candidly shared her amazing story of her choice to live and the challenges of regaining her "heart health" and getting her life back.  Now after years of  persistence, many surgeries, procedures, medications she has achieved outstanding success. Clearly she "chose wisely!"
 
Jan was honored by the American Heart Association in recognition of her successful journey of the heart! She is 1 of 12 Women of Heart! Click link for the stories.
 

lehighvalleygored.heart.org | @goredforwomen
#watchmechangehistory #watchmegored

 
Click the links to learn more!
 
Note: Thank you Jan; we also enjoyed the education on your "dachshund tribe!"

 
We were very fortunate to hear from Carol Ferguson from the Pennsylvania Polio Survivors Network last Thursday. This is an amazing Grass Roots organization having a very positive impact in our state. They began with “the inspiration to provide a service that provides information that can “Network” Polio Survivors and their families.  Their efforts evolved to focus on Vaccine Advocacy, becoming part of the solution working together for our children.  The science clearly and conclusively shows that VACCINES WORK!!! This is extremely important when you recognize the World Health Organization lists “vaccination hesitancy” as one of the Top 10 Threats to Global Health.
 
The group has partnered with the CHOP – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Vaccine Education Center to bring information to our communities. Working with RI the program has expanded throughout Pennsylvania via Rotary Clubs and Districts.
Contact information for questions, please direct to papolionetwork@gmail.com.
Vaccine Information Card questions van go to ppsnvaccineinfo@gmail.com.
Most significantly, for survivors, caregivers and rotarians there is an unbelievable amount of information available on their website  www.papolionetwork.org.
 
Given the current situation with Covid 19, the need for vaccinations is abundantly clear.
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We all know Bill Nye, the Science Guy. On the website in the Vaccine area you will see a video from the recent Rotary International conference with Bill extolling the efficacy of vaccines and the need to expand their applications.
 
June 19, 2020 
 
Rotary ARM Educational Grant 
 
Dear Scholarship Donor, 
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generosity in funding the Rotary ARM Educational Grant. As a mother of three children, I know how hard college can be. Not only do we have to worry about passing our classes, but also being able to pay for college and its expenses. I will be forever grateful and I am very honored to be the recipient of this award. 
 
Currently, I am a freshman majoring in nursing, with a 4.0 GPA at Lehigh Carbon Community College. I am very thankful for receiving your thoughtful gift. Because of your grant, I was able to buy a computer and a printer that is necessary for me to continue my education, especially during this time with a pandemic when classes are remote. 
 
Sincerely, 
 
MV
 
Tina from the Nurse Family Partnership wrote:
 
"The  effort that the Rotary put into maximizing the dollars awarded to MV was so amazing!  Not only did MV appreciate it, but all of here at NFP are so grateful for your involvement and ongoing support for our clients."
 
The spirit of our Audrey lives on and continues to do good in our communities.
 
 
 

 
Dear Mr. Long,
On behalf of myself and the Lincoln community I'd like to extend a heartfelt, "Thank You", for the generous donation of gift cards you made to the Bethlehem Area School District.  Seven of my families are benefitting from your benevolence!  Times are difficult for many families and it's good to know there are people and organizations like you and yours that are willing to help in the time of need.  Thanks again!
 
Sincerely,
Benita S. Draper      
Principal
Lincoln Elementary School
 
Inspiring Lifelong Learners & Leaders One Child Person at a Time!
 
Good morning, Mr. Long and Ms. Walk.  
 
I wanted to say thank you for the kind and generous donations to our BASD families.  During this extraordinary time of uncertainty, the support of the local community leaders means so much to our schools and our families.
Thank you and be well.  
Jennifer
 
Jennifer L Hilton
Principal
Farmersville Elementary School
 
Dear Rotary Club Members, 
 
Thank you for the generous gift cards to our families. They appreciated this unexpected support during this trying time. It was a pleasure to surprise them with it! 
 
Thank you, 
Heather Bennett-Knerr
Principal Clearview Elementary
 
Thanks to all who generously donated in support of our Grocery Gift Card project! With wide spread support, we raised over $7,000!
 
Welcome to the 2020-21 Rotary Year. Our new RI President is Holger Knaack, the first RI President from Germany. His Rotary Theme is Rotary Opens Opportunities. He asks all Rotarians to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need. His major focus is on the youth of the world. See more about President Knaack in your Rotarian magazine.
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant-at-Arms
Director 7/1/19-6/30/21
Director 7/1/19-6/30/21
Director 7/1/19-6/30/21
Director 7/1/20-6/30/22
Director 7/1/20-6/30/22
Director 7/1/20-6/30/22
Membership Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Youth Exchange Chair
 
Speakers
DEBRA LAMB VP DEV LV CHILDREN'S CENTERS
Aug 13, 2020 7:30 AM
50 Years of Caring for Children in the LV
DISTRICT GOVERNOR JANET KOLEPP
Aug 20, 2020 7:30 AM
DISTRICT 7430 AND THE "NEW NORMS"
KELLEY LIMBAUAN & SUSAN GOLDEN GOOD SHEPHERD REHAB
Aug 27, 2020 7:30 AM
Post-COVID Patient: Therapy & Recovery
CHRIS HOFFMAN
Sep 10, 2020 7:30 AM
Pork Producer and 2019 America's Pig Farmer of the Year
KELLY BAUER, EXEC DIR CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
Sep 17, 2020 7:30 AM
RESEARCH THE BREED & 'MEET YOUR MATCH'
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