banner
Stories
MAY 02 FIRST THURSDAY
 
FIRST THURSDAY - ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS
 
JOIN US TO SHARE ALL THINGS ROTARY!
 
WE WELCOME OUR COLLEAGUES FROM ALL ROTARY CLUBS TO JOIN US!
 
INVITE COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
 
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS MIXER - BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS!
 
ARTISAN WINE & CHEESE CELLAR 5:30 PM
"MINI-MEETING" AT 6:00 PM
 
$10 Per Person except potential members. Great hors d'oeuvres! Cash bar.
 
All are welcome for fellowship and to learn more about Morning Star Rotary!
 
Mark your calendars for May 4!
 
REPLACES MORNING MEETING
 
See you at Artisan!
 
 
 
 
President's Message 4-29-19

"What does Rotary mean to you?"
Yours in Rotary Service,
Plan-it Janet
"Rotary Connects the World!"
image

 

 

 
ARM SPAGHETTI DINNER MAY 10TH!!!
Our Audrey Rafferty Memorial Spaghetti Dinner is set for May 10th, at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity. For the flyer click HERE.
While this is a social and fun event for club members, it is also a fundraiser. Every year we enjoy an increase in support from  family, friends, fellow Rotarians and many folks from the communities we serve. 
 
We need your help in many ways:
 
SPONSOR: If you would like to be a table sponsor ($40 for business card size ad) please contact Val Walk* if you have not already done so.
 
RAFFLE: We are in need of baskets to be raffled the night of the Spaghetti Dinner. Please contact Val Walk* or Marianne Aronson (mcaronson@verizon.net 484-221-8518) if you will be able to donate a basket. Gift Cards would also be great as part of the raffle.
 
TICKETS: The success of the Spaghetti Dinner is based on ticket sales. I will be distributing 6 tickets to each Club member as soon as possible, hoping that you will be able to sell a minimum of 6. (Price: $10.00 adult; $5.00 child). Please don't wait until you have the physical ticket in hand- sales can start at any time. If you wish to purchase the tickets and donate them back to the club, please let Val* know.
NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT ALREADY HAVE THEM, PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS THURSDAY MAY 2 AT THE FIRST THURSDAY MEETING AT THE ARTISAN.
 
DESSERTS: Our diners always enjoy the home-made desserts. Please consider making and bringing a dessert to the Dinner. Something in a single-serve size is preferred.
 
VOLUNTEERS: Everyone's help will be needed the day/night of May 10th. Sign-ups are available:  Audrey Rafferty Memorial Spaghetti Dinner.   Volunteer shifts are scheduled in a way to allow everyone time to relax and enjoy Butch's "Sunday Gravy". (EDITOR'S NOTE: WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS TO SIGN-UP NOW. MANY SHIFT OPENINGS ARE AVAILABLE. YOU CAN'T HAVE TIME TO RELAX AND ENJOY IF YOU DO NOT VOLUNTEER. REMEMBER "SERVICE ABOVE SELF.")
 
*Contact Valerie for More Information: Home:  610-759-6745 • Cell:  484-288-9748• Email:  valerie.walk@rcn.com 
 
Thanks to everyone for helping make this a successful event.
THOMAS JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY
Morning Star Rotary had the opportunity to tour Thomas Jefferson Elementary School of Bethlehem Area School District last Thursday. Principal Tracey Hirner discussed the beneficial programs the community school offers, as well as the challenges the children face. One such challenge is food insecurity. Kindness is Magic founders, Melissa & Emma Fillman, partnered with area schools to supplement funds for delinquent student lunch debt and to help children have a hot lunch.   They founded their nonprofit after Emma began paying for her school friends that didn’t have any money on their lunch cards. The kindness of this one child exemplifies Rotary's motto People of Action.
 
 
VICTORY HOUSE GOLF TOURNAMENT JUN 3, 2019
Victory House is having a Golf Tournament on June 3rdClick 2019 Victory House Lucky 13th Charity Golf Classic information or Downloads on our website. It will be held at Green Pond Country Club,  Bethlehem-again on June 3rd. If you enjoyed yourself last year, they have many new and exciting prizes. Please check out the special Hole-In-One prizes and other Lucky 13th Golf Outing prizes this year. Please feel free to share with friends, relatives, employees or mutual business associates that may want to support a great mission of helping homeless veterans and local homeless men while having fun and enjoying a day of golf. 
 
Victory House is the object of our 2019-2020 District Grant. As part of the Grant we are encouraged to participate in some of their other events. This could be a good one. MSR has supported Victory House for many years through our Salute The Troops Concerts. Victory House has supported that concert, our spaghetti dinner events and our Outreach Food Projects.
ROTARY FOUNDATION ANNUAL SUPPORT
EREY – Every Rotarian Every Year
 
If you have already donated to The Rotary Foundation since July 1, 2018, we thank you. If not, we would appreciate your consideration of donating to The Rotary Foundation the end of May so Morning Star Rotary can once again achieve 100% participation and continue our support of this wonderful program. The Rotary Foundation is annually reported as one of the top non-profit foundations in the world. 
 
Please forward your donation to Tom Hartzell by June 1 to ensure inclusion in this Rotary Year.
 
Thank you.
 
Your Rotary Foundation Committee
MSR 4 ACES 50/50 $518 
Congratulations to Rodney Conn our 4 ACES winner with the Ace of Diamonds for $518!
Remember you can not win if you do not participate.
Meeting Responsibilities
May 09, 2019
 
Meetings Set-up & Breakdown
Searfoss, Jean
 
Greeter
Kolepp, Tom
 
$2/week
Burnett, Susan
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
Metzler, Robin C.
 
Introductions
Hunter, Bill
 
Invocation
 
50/50
Oesmann, John
 
Upcoming Events
7430 DISTRICT CONFERENCE ALLENTOWN
May 03, 2019 3:00 PM –
May 05, 2019 12:00 PM
 
Audrey Rafferty Memorial Spaghetti Dinner
Cathedral Church of the Nativity
May 10, 2019
 
Speakers
May 02, 2019
NETWORKING MEETING
May 09, 2019
Connie Gilbert
May 16, 2019
Karen L. Rose
May 30, 2019
Celebrating the accomplishments of MSR in 2018-2019
Jun 06, 2019
NETWORKING MEETING
Jun 13, 2019
Emmaus Rotarian Jim Palmquist
View entire list
Links
Rotary Links
Rotary District 7430
Rotary International
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner
ClubRunner Mobile