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Welcome to our Club!

Bethlehem Morning Star

Service Above Self

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Thursdays 7:10 am Meet and Greet 7:30 Meeting Starts
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
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On Thursday July 2 at 5:30 pm we will ZOOM into our First Thursday Meeting of the new Rotary Year!
Wine, spirits and munchies are BYO at your option.
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.
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. Be happy to get you on board!
Hope to see you Thursday!
Topic: Morning Star Rotary "Artisan" Meeting July 2, 2020
Time: July 2, 2020 05:30 PM 

We had a great time last Thursday celebrating the passing of the gavel from now Past President Mike Long to President John Oesmann. Properly masked and socially distanced, we thanked Mike for the wonderful year, not to mention challenging! John has grasped the reins and the banner and gavel and bell, etc. with great enthusiasm. The new norm of ZOOM meetings will continue for the foreseeable future, BUT it sure was nice to see our fellow Morning Star Rotarians face to face.
Many thanks to Past Pres. Mike!
Before Janet Kolepp officially became District Governor, she presided over John Oesmann becoming MSR's new President.
Past Presidents lined up and all applauded as Past Pres. Mike passed the gavel to new Pres. John

Pres. John displays the 2020-21 them banner, "Rotary Opens Opportunities".
2020-21 Board Members were recognized.

Thanks to Gayle Justice for finding a great spot for us to meet!
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.
Please join me in welcoming our
2020-21 District 7430 Governor, Janet Kolepp
from the Bethlehem Morning Star Rotary Club. 
Rotary Opens Opportunities!
DG Herb (for one more day)
Herb Klotz
Rotary Club of Allentown West
District 7430 Governor 2019-20
Zone 32 Asst. Coordinator 2019-20
"Rotary Connects the World"
Morning Star Rotary has ordered Rotary Face Masks in two designs, for sale to club members. One version was received in time for the club Kickout Tailgate last Thursday evening, and 20 were purchased!
They are be available for purchase at $7 each. (The club is covering tax and shipping.) Contact Jean Searfoss 
In addition to keeping people safe, they are a great way to make Rotary more visible in the community. 
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.
Over 130 Rotarians have participated in one of our live Grow Rotary webinars over the last few weeks, thank you!  We hope that you have found these sessions informative and useful as we prepare for the new Rotary year.  
On Tuesday, Cecily Smith, Club Innovation Advocate, Zone 32 ARC, Rotary Metro NYC, gave an excellent presentation on fundraising in a virtual world.  If was full of ideas and tips.  If you have any questions for Cecily she can be reached via email Cecily referenced the importance of branding, the  "Rotary Brand at a Glance" reference document is attached. Recording is below.
June 9th - GROW ROTARY: Transforming Fundraising in our Virtual Rotary World
Meeting Recording:

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Also the link to her presentation:
If we were unable to join us we have recordings of each webinar that you can view.  We will also have them available on our District website so you can refer to them in the future.  Below is a listing of each webinar and the link to view.
May 12th - GROW ROTARY: The Future of Rotary: Demystifying RI's Strategic Plan
Meeting Recording:
May 19th - GROW ROTARY: Membership Engagement- Now and the Future! 
Meeting Recording: 
May 26th  - GROW ROTARY: Telling the Rotary Story!   
Meeting Recording: 
June 2nd -  GROW ROTARY: The Power of OUR Rotary Foundation: To Do Good in the World, To Do More Good at Home  
Meeting Recording:
Thank you again to all our panelists and attendees who made this program successful!
Janet Kolepp
District 7430 Governor Elect 2020-2021
Rotary Club of Bethlehem Morning Star
484-241-1252 (cell)
To increase your engagement with your Rotary, we want to really emphasize the opportunity for you to read the monthly CONNECTIONS Newsletter from the District.
There is a wealth of information of what is going on in Rotary and especially within your District 7430! You receive this every month!
DG Herb monthly video message on key topics featuring Rotarians from around the District.
Growing Rotary - June Click Here  
7430 Rotarians COVID Fund Raising - May Click Here 
Community Service - April Click Here
International Service & Fellowship -  March  click Here
District Conference -  February  click Here
Membership - January   click Here
Social Media - December  click here
The Rotary Foundation - November click here
World Polio - October click here
Youth Programs - September click here
Membership - August click here
Grow Rotary - July click here
The videos will also be available on the homepage of  the district website
DG Herb
Jul 09, 2020 7:30 AM
Updates - PolioPlus
Jul 16, 2020 7:30 AM
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