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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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Camp Neidig, which is Rotary District 7430’s annual leadership event, was held for its 69th year on Friday June 14th through Monday June 17th . 32 Rotary clubs throughout the district sent 128 future leaders this year to camp.
Students who are High School Juniors becoming Seniors were mentored and challenged by the camp staff to problem solve and step out of their comfort zone through several problem-solving activities.
Campers are split up into 8 tribes and share a rustic cabin with strangers. These “strangers” quickly become friends and by the end of camp lifetime relationships are forged. Campers also participated in a field day competition against other tribes, sports activities, a bonfire with smores and Rita’s Italian Ice. The future leaders also participated in presentations by several inspiring and motivating speakers.
The culmination of Camp is the Neidig Night celebration on the last day of camp. The evening starts off with a Chicken BBQ dinner which is attended by Rotarians and camper’s family members. The students plan and perform the Neidig Night celebration which inspired and entertained all those in attendance.
The committee thank all the Rotary Clubs that sent campers and who continue to grow and support Camp Neidig every year. The committee would also encourage every Rotarian in the district to attend the Neidig Night Celebration to see for themselves the enthusiasm and potential of our future world leaders.
You can visit the website for more information or contact the committee co-chairs Charles Incalcaterra at or Wendy Body at 
Plan to join us this Thursday when our Camp Neidig Coordinator, Rick Morrissey, will have campers sponsored by Morning Star give a presentation on their wonderful experiences at Camp Neidig.  
Our Celtic Classic 5K Run/Walk is fast approaching! This will be the 29th YEAR!
Your help is needed to ensure the success of this fantastic event. Click here to visit the MSR CC website!
Go to the Downloads section on our website for Sponsorship Opportunities and Raffle Prize Donations.
Please feel free to print out and distribute this information to businesses, colleagues, friends and family to encourage support and participation.
Questions, please reach out to Susan Burnett, 484-226-5254;
Your support is needed now. 
Congratulations to Rotarians and Annual Fund Coordinators!  D7430 Rotarians and Clubs have exceeded the goal set last August with a current total 2018-2019 contribution of $204,550.  History tells us this will continue to rise, most likely modestly, through July.  And in 2021-22 more than $100,000 will return to D7430 for use in District and Global Grants!
EVERY Club has recorded some level of support to OUR Foundation, for a total among the Annual Fund, Endowment Fund, Polio Plus and other funds of $290,843.
Congratulations for all the good this support will make possible to improve our communities and others around the world!
Humbly grateful to all!  Mike
Mike McCarthy, PDG
Rotary District 7430
Rotary Foundation Chair
Phone/Fax:  484-769-8225/866-416-4376
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Thank you for supporting The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International by shopping at You can track your impact throughout the year at your My Impact page.
Another opportunity to help The Rotary Foundation continue to do good in the world. Just click on the above link to have Amazon make a donation everytime you  buy something!
The 2019-20 Rotary Year is off to a great start!
Our Past RI President, Barry Rassin, recapped the 2018-19 RY 
  • International Conference in Hamburg here
  • 1100+ new Rotaract Clubs with 24,454 new Rotaractors with Council on Legislation enactment of Rotaract clubs as a membership type. here
  • Opportunity for growth through greater follow-up of membership inquiries as leads membership leads
  • Incorporate environmental sustainability into each of the six areas of focus. Example - World Environment Day
Our new RI President, Mark Maloney, highlighted a Rotary Action Plan
  • Increasing our impact by demonstrating that Rotary's influence in the world has only just begun.
  • Expanding our reach - we need to grow Rotary!
  • Enhanced participant engagement making sure that Rotarians have experiences that are personally and professionally relevant and fulfilling.
  • Increasing our ability to adapt - new approaches to our organizing principles do not threaten our sense of who we are.
All District 7430 Rotarians will receive a short 2 minute video to let you know what's going in our District and Rotary.
For DG Herb Klotz's Monthly Message-July click here. Please plan to attend the Welcome to Rotary Mixer August 5 at Bravo in Whitehall; and Strike Out Hunger August 15 with the Phillies and RI President Maloney!
The video will also be available on the homepage of  the website
Enjoy! It will be a great year in our Rotary World!
At our May 30 Club Assembly we had the opportunity to celebrate our latest Rotary Foundation supporters. Tom Hartzell presented PHF awards to President Janet Kolepp +6, Rodney Conn, Robin Metzler +2, Marianne Aronson who surprised husband Steve with his first PHF. A special recognition and grateful thank you to our Past President Tom Kolepp who has become a member of the Paul Harris Society ($1,000/year).
Congratulations to all and thank you for helping Rotary do more good in the world!
Meeting May 23, 2019
(Facebook post courtesy Shawn Deiter)
We were pleased to welcome many of Millard Cook's friends who came to listen to and support him. Millard shared his fascinating family history and life journey growing up in the mountains of North Carolina to his academic days spent in France, his many travels until returning to his ancestry roots in PA, and the spiritual enlightenment he found along the way. Fast fact about Millard... he dedicated 15 years of his life as a monk.
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Director 7/1/19-6/30/20
Director 7/1/19-6/30/20
Director 7/1/19-6/30/20
Director 7/1/19-6/30/21
Director 7/1/19-6/30/21
Director 7/1/19-6/30/21
Membership Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Youth Services
Meeting Responsibilities
Jul 18, 2019
Meetings Set-up & Breakdown
Searfoss, Jean
Kolepp, Tom
Oesmann, John
Walk, Val
Kolepp, Tom
Milet, Lynn
Jul 18, 2019
Rick Morrissey
Jul 18, 2019 7:30 AM
The Camp Neidig Experience from the Campers
Jim Byrnes
Jul 25, 2019 7:03 AM
Family Promise
Rotary Means Business at Black River Farms/Winery
Aug 01, 2019
Aug 08, 2019 7:30 AM
Rotary Means Business at Artisan Wine & Cheese
Sep 05, 2019
Rotary Means Business at Artisan Wine & Cheese
Oct 03, 2019
Rotary Means Business at Artisan Wine & Cheese
Nov 07, 2019
Rotary Means Business at Artisan Wine & Cheese
Dec 05, 2019
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