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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 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 of America
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Come Celebrate a Rotary Thanksgiving on WEDNESDAY November 14!
Hosted by the Bethlehem Rotary Club at Moravian Village.
11:30 am Networking & Fellowship
Lunch   12:00 pm Thanksgiving Fare Buffet – extensive!
Program 12:30 pm Thanksgiving Informative Talk
Speakers Megan Briggs – Director of Community Investments
                Bernie Story – President and CEO
           Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
The Foundation has recently celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the organization by making six Spark Issue grants totaling $300,000. Learn more about those grants and several new initiatives, such as the Synergy Fund and the Igniting Change Fund, and the impact of these grants on our community.
Cost – $20 (includes $5 for Polio Plus) cash, or check payable to Moravian Village of Bethlehem
NOTE: this meeting replaces the normal Morning Star Rotary meeting on Thursday November 15th!
NO MORNING STAR MEETING November 22nd! Happy Thanksgiving!
Next Meeting November 29 – Club Assembly

We are grateful to Tracey Hirner, Principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary for speaking to our club last Thursday. Bethlehem Area School District elementary students participate in the "Leader in Me" program, based on Stephen Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People."

Surprisingly, TJ experiences a 38% transient rate in most years, meaning 38% of the student population moves in or leaves sometime during the year. One more reason to show support for our community school!

Our Club has for several years collaborated with TJ Elementary School. Ms. Hirner, also spoke to us about this collaboration, as well as the joys and challenges of elementary school education leadership in the 21st century. Our future leaders/Rotarians are on the right track!




As the Concert is rapidly approaching, this is How you can still help to make this a great success!  

  • Buy (or sell) the 6 tickets (or more!). Adult ticket price remains $10, and a special Student rate of $5 is offered to encourage attendance.
  • Post concert flyers in grocery stores and anywhere else potential concert-goers might see them!
  • Help the day of the concert with taking tickets, ushering, etc. 
  • Enjoy the concert with family and friends!

The flyer is available in downloads on our homepage, and was emailed to all members for easy access. Hard copies are also available at club meetings.


Questions? Contact Gayle Justice or 610-597-8846

Thank you!


Who?           The Allentown Band will entertain Rotarians, friends, family, veterans, students and the general public


What?           An excellent concert by the oldest municipal band in the country, featuring patriotic and related songs.


When?          Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3:00 pm


Where?         Northeast Middle School’s new Auditorium

                      1170 Fernwood St., Bethlehem

                      (Parking very close, and easy access)


Why?          To benefit Victory House of the Lehigh Valley and other Morning Star Rotary charities. Many of those served by Victory House are Veterans.





Morning Star Rotarians!
In honor of November being Foundation month, the Grant Committee is running a special on Foundation points for anyone working towards their first Paul Harris award. This includes both new members and members who are not considered new.
You are a new member if you have joined the club since July 1st, 2018.
During the month of November, the club will match your Foundation donations 1:1 up to $100.
Janet Kolepp, AKA, Melinda Gates, AKA, our Club President AKA District Governor Nominee, will also match your donation 1:1 up to $100. 
This means that if you donate $100 to the Foundation during the month of November, you will have earned 300 points toward your Paul Harris award. 
IF you are a new member (joined since July 1st 2018) it gets EVEN BETTER since, the club automatically matches your first $100. So you would in fact be at 400 points, AND if you were to donate another $100 this Rotary year (ending June 30th, the club would match that and you would be at 500 points, half way there. But DON'T worry about the math, that is our job.
How can you donate?
Couple of ways:
1. At the $2/week, as you walk into the meeting every week, you can donate any amount 
2. Or you can mail your donation to Tom Hartzell at 1341 Biafore Avenue, Bethlehem, PA 18017. He will not be at many meetings in November but he will be there on the 29th.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
The Grant Committee
Susan Burnett

One Day, One Focus, Ending Polio.
We need your help on World Polio Day
Your donation helps Rotary and its partners reach every child with the polio vaccine. With your help, we can end polio for good. Please consider making a donation today on World Polio Day.

“This is a cause that hits close to home for me, not only as a mother of a small child, but as a proud Nigerian, whose country has been battling this disease for many years.” - Tiwa Savage
Join us for our 6th annual World Polio Day livestream event taking place at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Tune in to watch global health experts and celebrities share our progress towards polio eradication. 
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President - DGN
President Elect
Past President
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
Nov 29, 2018
Meetings Set-up & Breakdown
Bajan, Stephen
Burnett, Susan
Hartzell, Tom
Milet, Lynn
Nov 29, 2018
No meeting, Thandsgiving
Nov 22, 2018
Enjoy the Holiday
Janet Kolepp
Nov 29, 2018 7:30 AM
Club Assembly
Networking, No guest speaker
Dec 06, 2018 6:00 PM
Happy hour at the Artisan
Bernie Story and Prof. Chris Borick
Dec 13, 2018 7:30 AM
LVCF's Reflections Paper
Liberty High School A Capella Choir
Dec 20, 2018 7:30 AM
Annual Christmas Program
No meeting
Dec 27, 2018
Holiday Vacation
Shelter Box District Project Chair
Jan 03, 2019 7:30 AM
Shelter Box
Mary Jo Hebling
Jan 24, 2019
International Institute for Restorative Justice
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