Ann Raines, facilitator for the Center for Business and Industry at Northampton Community College, led the club in taking the first step in working on a strategic plan for Morning Star Rotary
The club worked in groups on the SWOT analysis.  Each group prepared a list of Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats
One of my observations was that the list of Strengths was the longest list compiled by the group that I worked with.
The lists have been compiled by President-Elect Cheryl Baker and communicated to the membership for review. Included is a request for a date to schedule a retreat to continue work on the MSR Strategic Plan. 
All MSR members are highly encouraged to participate in this process. Among our objectives are the development of a comprehensive plan evolved from a consensus of the membership to lay the groundwork for our growth and direction over the next three to five years. It is anticipated the Strategic Plan will be revisited annually and appropriate adjustments incorporated to guide our journey.
Anyone interested in participating in the planning process, please RSVP to  Cheryl's email  The date of the retreat will be determined shortly from your input.
On Saturday, a wonderful time was had by all attending our annual Holiday party.  Over 35 Morning Star Rotarians with guests and significant others enjoyed an evening of fellowship. There was great food and interesting conversations. 
Thank you to the Mike and Terri Long for hosting the party in their beautiful home & to Billy Weber for helping with the planning.
(Ed. note: if anyone would like to "find a place for the pooltable" and turn it into a great man cave, consult with Mike, truly a job well-done!)
Photos courtesy of Ellen Roberts.  Thank you.
This week, we will be honored by a visit from Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez who will enlighten us with the "State of the City of Bethlehem".
Please join us in extending a warm Morning Star welcome to Mayor Donchez!
President Sharon, Rotary Serving Humanity