Last Thursday,  Kelly Allen, Associate Professor at Northampton Community College spoke to MSR about the NCC East 40 Community Garden
In support of NCC’s commitment to sustainability, the community garden serves as an outdoor classroom, growing space, and resource center that:
- Provides students with experiential learning, service learning, interdisciplinary curriculum projects, and research opportunities
- Empowers the community to grow their own food (through opportunities such as individual garden plots and  community garden plots
- Creates opportunities for partnerships with area schools, food banks and nonprofit organizations
- Promotes environmental and personal well-being and maintains the integrity and health of the land
Thank you Kelly for sharing with us your enthusiasm in this enlightening presentation on the great work that is happening at NCC.
Other Rotary announcements included an update on the Area 2 - 5 club Outreach food packaging event on March 11th.  Rotarians can sign up online. (Upcoming Events - click on Outreach Food Project) or sign up at our next meeting.  This event will provide much needed food to our local food banks.  It is a great opportunity to share Rotary with your family, neighbors and people of action. As an MSR you can signup these folks to come and experience a little of what Rotary does to help others in the community. We need 24 volunteers to support two 1-1/2 hour shifts.
We were pleased to approve Janet Kolepp taking the leadership role of Vice President immediately and following President Elect Cheryl Baker in the coming year. Bravo!
This Thursday, February 23rd, we will be meeting at Traditions of Hanover. (5300 Northgate Drive, Bethlehem 18017 behind Wegman's off Route 512) We will be presenting the Strategic Plan.  Thanks to everyone for the great input that was key in developing the plan.
Reminder - Thursday evening MSR will be once again preparing the dinner for the folks at the Bethlehem Emergency Shelter. Questions can be referred to Lynn Milet.
President Sharon, Rotary Serving Humanity