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Welcome to Morning Star!
Bethlehem Morning Star

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Flatiron Building
5th Floor
301 Broadway
Bethlehem, PA 18015
United States of America
1st Thursday of the Month Meetings Held at 5:30 PM Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar 55 W Lehigh St. Bethlehem, PA 18018


Saucon Valley woman receives a volunteer award from the President
By Brittany Sweeney
August 15, 2022
Linda Mayger is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her efforts as a ShelterBox representative (Photo courtesy Linda Mayger)
A Lehigh Valley woman is being honored by the White House for her volunteer efforts.  
Linda Mayger, of Saucon Valley, is a 2022 recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her efforts as a ShelterBox representative. ShelterBox is an organization that supplies emergency shelter and household items to people who have been forced from their homes by a disaster or war. 
Click on ShelterBox for the video!  Mayger said her district, which includes the Lehigh Valley, was the No. 1 giving district in the entire country for Shelterbox.
Please reach out to Ambassador Linda and express our thanks for an incredibly successful example of Service Above Self globally!!!
Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission (Live/Hybrid)
Please join us Thursday as Mary Mulder, Director of the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission enlightens us on the important role of the commission in the community.
The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission advises the City of Bethlehem in matters concerning fine arts, including maintaining and furthering fine arts [the arts] in Bethlehem; and encouraging a cooperative cultural enterprise in the community. The Commission offers a broad selection of exhibitions, education programs, public festivals, and events, all with community involvement at the forefront of involvement. We are a non-profit voluntary organization that celebrates the importance of the arts in our city.
Thursday, August 18th Live/Hybrid Meeting. Meet & greet starts at 7:15am with the regular meeting starting at 7:30am. Breakfast will be catered by Voracious Deli.
You will have the option of joining us IN PERSON or via ZOOM. Please see Option details below:
The Flat Iron Building (5th floor)
301 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Metered street parking is available on Broadway and on 4th Street.  Meters begin at 8AM.  Additional parking is available in the tenant parking lot along 4th & Wyandotte Streets and the Cathedral Church parking lot.
ZOOM Detail:
Topic: Mary Mulder, Director Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission
Time: Aug 18, 2022 07:15 AM EDT
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President, 2022-2023
Bethlehem Morning Star Rotary Club
We were honored to be joined last week by 2 of our youth leadership students.
Isaiah Henry, a Broughal Middle School 8th grade student, was our very 1st to attend the inaugural year of STEM Youth Explorers Academy at Albright College. The highlights for him were the incredible simulation projects and meeting former NASA Astronaut Terry Hart.
Camilla Zelda, a Moravian Academy high school student, discovered her voice at Camp Neidig—a youth leadership camp. In her words, “I learned that being a leader doesn’t mean having power; it means to be communicative, a good listener, even for the quietest person in the room.”
President Rod, among the goals for this year, included reinstituting meeting participation for members. Accordingly please find on the top right column of your bulletin Meeting Responsibilities. They are shown as follows:
SET-UP/BREAKDOWN - retrieve from hall closet and set-up banners, the bell, badges box, tickets for 50/50. End of meeting disassemble as needed and return to storage area in hall closet.
GREETER - greet members, visitors, guests as they arrive. Welcome to Morning Star Rotary. An excellent opportunity to meet and get to know your fellow Rotarians!
SGT@ ARMS - administers sign-in sheets, collects weekly meeting fees, tallies data and gives to Treasurer at end of meeting
50/50 - collect funds, distribute the tickets, hold the drawing and forward funds to Sgt@Arms
INVOCATION, PLEDGE & "5" WAY TEST - provide an appropriate invocation in accordance with the spirit of Rotary; lead the Pledge and our "5" Way Test
INTRODUCTIONS - obtain the sign-in sheet  for visitors and guests from Sgt@Arms and perform the introductions. Hint: may be helpful to check names of folks before attempting to pronounce them!
A Sign-Up Sheet will be available at the registration table. You can also notify Robin Metzler or Ron Searfoss of your selection and the date.
Your name will appear in the bulletin prior to the applicable meeting under the Meeting Responsibilities. Your responsibility assignment will also appear at the end of that Bulletin as a reminder. 
If any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to Robin or myself. Thank you.

Save the date and plan to participate in this fantastic annual event.  Due to COVID we have been unable to host this event since 2019. This is an AHOD - All Hands On Deck for Morning Star Rotarians.

Please plan to become fully engaged to ensure our return to success!



Contact:Tom Kolepp
Bethlehem Morning Star
SUNDAY Sep 25, 2022
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM
PA Playhouse and D7430 Rotary Rotaplast Committee
Present a very special Octoberfest performance of
A thrilling, edge of your seat, murder mystery!
Saturday, Oct 15th, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Immediately following the show, we invite you for complementary beer, wine, and Octoberfest themed foods,
Along with talk back with the actors and director!
There will be raffle baskets, one-of-a-kind, hand-made Rotaplast quilt, and a 50/50 drawing
All tickets are $49 (plus $2 processing fee) and can be purchased through the PA Playhouse box office HERE
(click on “click her for tickets for our 2022 season”, then “Buy Tickets” next to “Deathtrap”
and then select the Oct 15th, 1 pm show) or by calling the PA Payhouse box office at 610-865-6665
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Rotary International’s District 7430 Rotaplast hands-on efforts to support medical missions in developing countries.
These missions provide pediatric cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries. For more information, check out their website here: Rotaplast
PLEASE BE A SUPPORTER: Would you like to donate a raffle basket? Sponsor food and drink?
Place an ad in the program? Please contact Susan Burnett:, 484-226-5254, or your nearest Rotaplast Committee Member. 

Presented below for easy reference and TOMA - Top Of Mind Awareness are the MSR Goals for 2022-23 as presented by President Rod. It's going to be a good year!
•Continue our generous individual contributions to The Rotary Foundation and realize 100% participation from our members (EREY & Sustaining Members)
•Meet our DDF reimbursement for our global grant
•Increase net membership by 5
•Increase member participation in our committees and projects
•Increase attendance (live or hybrid) at our weekly meetings
•Encourage members to move into leadership positions (BOD, Committee & Project Chairs)
•Expand Fundraising Opportunities
•Expand our reach throughout the City of Bethlehem
•Strengthen our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in order to celebrate each person’s contributions, advance equity, and create an inclusive culture where every member and participant knows they are valued.
•Reinstitute meeting participation for members (Greeters, Pledge,4-way Test, Invocation, Set-up, etc.)
•My Rotary Accounts (currently 54% of members have accounts)
•Complete our transition to updated Rotary branding
JUST a reminder - see the following link CLUBRUNNER MOBILE APP for a short video on the free phone app and all the information readily available to you right on your phone! Makes that little cell phone a very valuable tool for a gazillion of your Rotary needs! Enjoy! Give a yell if any questions.
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Grants - Local/Global
Hybrid Meeting Coordinator
Webmaster/Meeting Technology
Immediate Past President
Rotary Foundation
Camp Neidig
Public Image
Meeting Responsibilities
AUG 25, 2022
Seifert, Rod
Macri, Butch
Metzler, Robin C.
Ainslie, Zachary
Kolepp, Tom
Macri, Butch
AUG 25, 2022
Mary Mulder, Director
Aug 18, 2022
Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission (Live/Hybrid)
Indy Ishaya
Aug 25, 2022 7:15 AM
Classification Talk
First Thursday Happy Hour
Sep 01, 2022
Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellars
Jennifer Cunningham
Sep 08, 2022 7:15 AM
Classification Talk
Rebecca McAtee
Sep 15, 2022
Good Shepherd Rehab Network
Wesley Hiatt
Sep 22, 2022
Housing Solutions (Live/Hybrid)
Joyce Tannian
Sep 29, 2022 7:15 AM
Water Life in Kenya
District Governor Len Gieseler
Oct 13, 2022
Official Club Visit of District Governor (Live/Hybrid)
Jared Weaver
Nov 10, 2022 7:15 AM
Summer Bridge
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