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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

opposite the 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

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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. ~Confuscios
 
Rotarians. That's what we are about - doing. We get it. We understand that the work of Rotary brings understanding and peace to those we serve .... and to ourselves.
 
There are numerous MSR opportunities this fall to "do it" - Celtic Classic 5k, Dictionary Project, Purple Pinkie Lehigh Valley, Janet Sipple Lecture & Why Zero Matters Dinner and Salute the Troops Concert. 
 
So as Nike says " Just do it!"
 
YIRS,
Plan-it Janet
Cindy Hornaman, our District Governor, will be at our September 27th meeting for the DG official visit. 
Mark your calendars as you will want to hear the wonderful things happening in our District and how Rotary is evolving.
 
BOARD MEMBERS NOTE:  there will be a special Board Meeting with the District Governor following the club meeting.
 
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Thank you for making a difference.
 

Dear Rotarian, 

Your donation to The Rotary Foundation helped us raise more than $414 million last Rotary year. Rotarians are hard at work providing opportunities for communities that need our help most. That means more clean water, less disease, and hope for a peaceful world.  

Thank you for your continued support of The Rotary Foundation. 

Sincerely,
The Rotary Foundation
 
 

 
Dear District 7430 Rotarians,
Sign up before September 20 to avoid the price increase!
Saturday, October 6, DelVal University, Doylestown, PA, 8-9AM Registration, 9:30AM start
Saturday, October 13, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA, 8-9AM Registration, 9:30AM start
All Proceeds will be donated to Polio Plus and every Dollar Raised will be TRIPLED by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
To sign up for the race, or learn more, visit the website at  www.purplepinkie.net.   You can either register online or mail in the registration form available on the website. 
You don’t need to run to participate.  Most people walk!  It will be a fun event.  Bring your family and friends.  We will have awards for the race winners and also many drawings for door prizes, so both runners and walkers will be winners.  We will also have great food!  We will have members of the Pennsylvania Polio Survivors Network at both events to talk to participants about their experiences with polio.   
Sign up Early to avoid the Cost Increase: The cost to participate is $25 ($15 if 17 and under) (includes tech T-shirt) before Sep 20.  After September 20 and on race day, the cost is $35 ($25 if 17 and under) (tech T-shirt only while supplies last).  Come on out and have a great time for a great cause!
Ask Others to Sponsor You: Help us raise much more money for Polio Plus by asking Rotarians and friends who can't attend to sponsor you.  Sponsor sheets and details are available on the Purple Pinkie website.  Any Rotarian that sponsors a runner/walker will get credit towards their Paul Harris.
 Special prize basket for largest group running or walking together: Interact Clubs, Rotary Clubs, families, other organizations, sports teams.  If you have the largest number of folks walking or running in either Purple Pinkie event, you will receive a special prize basket for all to share!  Those who walk or run together will eliminate Polio together! 
Questions: E-mail the Race Directors  Doylestown race: Kevin Crail (crailsrunning@gmail.com)   Schnecksville Race: John Scott (JonhScottL@msn.com).
Lets make this years events, the most successful yet!
Yours in Rotary, 
John Scott & Kevin Crail
2018 Purple Pinkie Race to Zero Race Directors
 
 
 
MSR RACE COMMITTEE MEETING SEPTEMBER 20,  7 AM ALL INVITED!!!
Morning Star Rotarians,
 
The 28th Year of our Morning Star Celtic Classic 5K Run/Walk on September 29 is just around the corner. 
Your support is critical in three ways:
1. Help increase the total funds raised and donated
2. Help cover expenses such as race day set-up materials, promotional materials, runners' awards, food and so on.
3. Help provide raffle prizes for the runners/walkers, which increases the fun had by all and encourages more runners to attend.
 
Sponsorship Opportunities and Raffle Prize Donations Drive forms are available in the Download section of our website.
You can also use the link www.MorningStar5k.com to reach the information.
 
Thank you for your help and support in making this the best year ever! 
 
THIS IS AN 'ALL HANDS ON DECK' EVENT.
 
 
THEY CAME EARLY!!! 
 
Many received their shots. Special thanks to Dr. Janet Sipple for once again taking the initiative to conduct this event. 
A very special thanks to the Bethlehem Health Bureau and RN Stephanie Oakley for the fine execution.
 
STAY HEALTHY THIS WINTER SEASON!!!
On August 30, we were very pleased to welcome back to our Rotary family Iryna Levytska. Iryna, Alex Shnaydruk and daughter Victoria return to us from Ukraine via Belgium. We welcome them all back and are very happy to see them again.
 
Victoria is quite the young lady. She was entertaining us at the last First Thursday.
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!                                            CHANCE OF A LIFETIME!
 
BE A REAL POTATO PICKER AND HELP THE FOOD INSECURE IN 5 COUNTIES
 
Dear ROTARIANS: 
Harvest conditions have caused The Potato Project to ask us Rotarians to pick potatoes at a new 15 acre location in conjunction with a harvest festival on Saturday, September 22, 2018 beginning at 1:00 pm:  22 Luckenbill Road, Kutztown, PA 196530 which appears on Google Maps as follows: https://www.google.com/maps/place/22+Luckenbill+Rd,+Kutztown,+PA+19530/@40.5105258,-75.7912856,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c5d3c8b17e422f:0x809954bb509f71f!8m2!3d40.5105258!4d-75.7890969?hl=en .
 
We will donate these potatoes to the Berks Food Bank to assist food-insecure people in a 5-county area.
 
Please join other District 7430 Rotarians at this new location which is Kutztown University’s farm and the German Heritage Center.
 
 
This is a perfect project for all Rotarians and friends; those who do not pick can help by (1) serving freshly cut French fried potatoes and drink to other volunteers, (2) taking pictures, (3) assisting with boxes on pallets for others to load, or (4) smiling.   
Exchange students, Rotaract and Interact members and children and grandchildren are welcome too, provided you supervise them with qualified adults.
 
Please share this opportunity with your Area Presidents and other constituents and other friends and let me know how many will participate by September 20, 2018. This is a change of location with better parking than the church field we previously picked. This supersedes my August 22, 2018 email about the other location. Thanks, Bob
 
 
Robert J. Hobaugh
Co-Chair, Annual Fund
Assistant Governor
District 7430, Area 3
610-360-6537

Michael McGovern, Chair of Polio Plus Committee - Rotary International,  will be our special guest as we honor District 7430 efforts to eliminate polio through contributions to The Rotary Foundation and the two District 7430 Yvette M. Palmer Purple Pinkie 5K Run & Fun Walk being held in October.

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Location

Hotel Bethlehem
437 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Refund Policy

No Refunds
 
Registration - WHY ZERO MATTERS dinner: 

 

 

Last Thursday, Morning Star 💫 Rotarians Rick Morrissey (a passionate birder) and Geoff Wright, VMD introduced us to the fascinating raptors  living in & migrating through the Lehigh Valley including kestrels, bald eagles, hawks, and falcons. Geoff, a veterinarian, is a go-to resource for treating wounded raptors. He operates on anywhere from 6 to 60 injured raptors per year.

  

 
Received from Tracey Hirner, Principal, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.  Pictures of the lettering recently hung at TJE.  This is a big part of creating their Leader In Me Culture throughout the building. The mural (seen previously in our Bulletins) will be hung by the end of the summer as well.
 
 
 
Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, alumni, and leaders from around the world connected in Toronto during the Rotary International Convention. At the general sessions and workshops, on social media, and in the House of Friendship, they shared ideas, learned from world class leaders, and made new friends. Check out the highlights and get inspired for another amazing Rotary year:
Capture the moment in Hamburg – register now for the 2019 Rotary International Convention.
 
Upcoming Events
 
Club Executives & Directors
President - DGN
President Elect
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant-at-Arms
Director 7/1/18-6/30/19
Director 7/1/18-6/30/19
Director 7/1/18-6/30/19
Director 7/1/18-6/30/20
Director 7/1/18-6/30/20
Director 7/1/18-6/30/20
Membership Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Youth Exchange Chair
 
 
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Sep 27, 2018
Meetings Set-up & Breakdown
Aronson, Marianne
 
Greeter
Bajan, Stephen
 
$2/week
Hartzell, Tom
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
50/50
 
Invocation
Baker, Cheryl
 
Introductions
Vasiliadis, Stan
 
 
Speakers
District Governor Cindy Hornaman
Sep 27, 2018 7:30 AM
DG OFFICIAL MSR VISIT
ARTISAN WINE AND CHEESE
Oct 04, 2018 5:30 PM
ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS
 
 
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