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Welcome to our Club!
Bethlehem Morning Star

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
1st Thursdays: 5:30 to 7 pm LIVE TBA
2nd & 4th Thursday 7:30 am Zoom 3rd & 5th LIVE TBA
Bethlehem, PA
United States of America
1st Thursday - 5:30 PM Artisan Wine & Ch 3rd & 5th Thursdays - 7:10 AM Meet and Greet / 7:30 AM Meeting Starts LIVE Flat Iron Building 301 Broadway Bethlehem 5th floor. 2nd & 4th Thursdays - 7:10 AM Meet and Greet / 7:30 AM Meeting Starts ZOOM


Please join us this Thursday, December 2nd, for our First Thursday LIVE meeting at 5:30 pm.
Meeting will be held at:
The Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellar
55 W Lehigh St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
Members of the Rotary Club of Bethlehem Morning Star should have received an email for our Holiday Hope Chest project. As we quickly approach the holidays, we have the opportunity to bring some sunshine into the lives of children across the Lehigh Valley. Please bring your donation of a wrapped shoebox filled with toys, books and other fun gifts for boys or girls between 6-8 years old.
See you Thursday!
Yours in Service,
Shawn Bariana
The Rotary Club of Saucon Valley is sending an open invitation to join their Zoom meeting on December 2 at 7:30AM. Joyce Tannian is the guest speaker. She started as a New York opera singer, and after 9/11 redirected her life to changing lives in Africa. She co-founded and is CEO of Water Is Life Kenya (WILK). Over the years, WILK has drilled 24 wells in drought-prone areas of Kenya, and has expanded its projects to improve livestock management and protect land ownership for widows.

Topic: Rotary Invitation - Joyce Tannian, Water is Life Kenya
Time: Dec 2, 2021 07:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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I hope you can join us. And don't forget about our First Thursday Happy Hour at The Artisan, also on December 2nd!
Yours in Service,
Shawn Bariana


ShelterBox (Live)
Nov 18, 2021
Linda Mayger, District ShelterBox Ambassador
ShelterBox (Live)
District 7430 ShelterBox Ambassador, Linda Mayger, will share information about ShelterBox's most recent deployments and developments.
Please join us for this week's MSR LIVE meeting. 
The Flat Iron Building - take elevator to 5th floor 301 Broadway Bethlehem PA 18015
Ramp entrance is on Broadway (sign next to door "Lehigh University Communications & Public Affairs"
November is going to be a busy time with many visits by District 7430 representations. Please take the opportunity to visit one of these upcoming presentations:
November 18 - Linda Mayger, District Shelterbox Ambassador (Live)
November 25 - Happy Thanksgiving!  NO MEETING
December   2 - First Thursday - Artisan
December 9 - Gordon Bigelow, Area 2 Foundation Coordinator (Zoom)
November is Rotary Foundation Month! Tuesday, November 23 has been designated as District 7430 Rotary Foundation Giving Day. If you missed this past Saturday's Foundation Seminar and Grant Certification Training at DeSales University, there will be another chance for certification through Zoom on January 10 at 7:00PM. Visit to register.
Keep checking for updates on special guest speakers and upcoming service opportunities!
Yours in Rotary,
We had the pleasure of welcoming Beth Clausnitzer as a guest speaker on Zoom. She is a producer for A Channel of Peace, a movie production company founded by actor, writer, director and Bethlehem native Daniel Roebuck. Beth gave us great insight into the world of filmmaking. It takes a village of interns and volunteers, long 12-14 hour work days, and a lot of food to feed the crew for a 30 day production.
A Channel of Peace is a non-profit organization dedicated to producing and supporting films and other multimedia projects and endeavors that provide insight into the advancement of family, faith in God, and the values of love, forgiveness, good works, and gratitude. If you have seen "Getting Grace," you may recognize a number of Bethlehem sites used in the making of the film. Two of the organization's newest productions, "Lucky Louie" and "The Hail Mary," were also filmed locally with many Lehigh Valley residents as extras.
Follow their film journey at or their Facebook page for updates and donation opportunities. If you are interested in getting involved in future projects as extras, volunteers, or to audition, send an email to be placed on one of the following lists:
Our District Governor, Bob Hobaugh, made his official District visit October 21, 2021. DG Bob reflected on 35 years in Rotary and how he learns something new every day. He went on to address our Rotary Theme "Serve to Change Lives" and the need to chart your course to achieve your goals. Rotary has given us tools to increase our impact, expand our reach, enhance participant engagement and increase our ability to adapt. Please look to the RI Learning Center, our new rules for Club information, Club meetings and Rotary Days of Service.
To Serve to Change Lives, we need to "Chart Your Course and Set Your Sails."
Think of these Four Questions - Rotary's Priorities:
How do WE Increase Our Impact?
How do WE Expand Our Reach?
How do WE Enhance Participant Engagement?
How do WE Increase Our Ability to Adapt?
As we address these questions it will benefit developing our action plans.
Let our service projects be transformational and let's be our best selves through Rotary!
Thank you DG Bob! We will endeavor to continue to succeed in Rotary seeking lasting change in our community and selves.
Happy last week of September! It's hard to believe we have reached autumn so quickly. 
As a reminder, please RSVP today to Val Walk at for the September 30th meeting. We are asking for responses to keep our food costs down and to ensure that enough food has been ordered for live meetings.
We have resumed volunteer responsibilities for the live meetings. Job duties include set up/breakdown, greeter, sergeant-at-arms, $2/week, 50/50, invocation and guest introductions. Please contact Ron Searfoss at with the date and job that you would like to fill. If you are signed up for a job duty, we ask that you arrive at the Flatiron building at 7AM for the morning meeting.
If you see a new face visiting one of our meetings, please take a moment to introduce yourself and welcome our guests. In the next few months, we may see more new faces as members of the Saucon Valley Rotary Club have been invited to attend Bethlehem Morning Star meetings. 
At our Club Assembly via zoom last week, we brainstormed ideas to help revitalize finances so we can continue to help our community. Many great ideas were mentioned, including a cornhole tournament, online auction, polar golf, calendar raffle, purse bingo, duck race, trivia night, breakfast with Santa, wine tasting, beer tasting, tricky tray auction, casino night, online game of chance, cow bingo, mobile shredding event and St. Paddy's Day race. As well as the need for event ideas, we greatly need our members to step up and take charge for the events to become successful. Be on the lookout for an email from me in early October regarding the above mentioned events and a survey poll to our Club members.
Yours in Rotary,
Shawn Bariana 
President (2021-22)
Northampton County Solicitor, Richard Santee,  made a very interesting presentation on the Election Commission. "Voting in Northampton County - 2021: Where we are and how we got there."  Richard covered many areas of the Solicitor's role and answered a great number of questions from the Rotarians present. 
Monthly Meeting Schedule
First Thursdays -  evening 5:30 pm IN PERSON
Second & Fourth Thursdays - 7:30 am ZOOM
Third & Fifth Thursdays - 7:30 am IN PERSON
Speaker listings - subject is followed by Live or Zoom as a reminder. 
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
Rotary Foundation
Immediate Past President
Dec 02, 2021
Artisan Wine & Cheese Cellars
Gordon Bigelow, Area 2 Foundation Coordinator
Dec 09, 2021
Rotary Foundation (Zoom)
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