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President's Message 6-26-17
Thursday, June 22 was a historical event for Morning Star Rotary.  The first annual Charlotte & Tore Hartmann-Hansen Grant was presented to Canine Partners for LifeDana Looker, Associate Director of Development and Service Dog, Alice, joined us to accept the Grant and talk to the club about the great work that the organization does.  CPL provides highly trained dogs to provide physical assistance to their partners 24/7 in all home and public environments.  CPL Service dogs provide a broad spectrum of helpful day-to-day tasks, such as pick up objects, take purchases and wallet to a cashier, open doors, etc.  Very importantly they alert their partner to seizures, cardiac events and diabetes among other skills.  A short video showed how CPL trained dogs are able to help people with disabilities meet the challenges of daily activities. Visit CPL at www.k94life.org or Google Canine Partners For Life.
Thanks to Janet Kolepp, VP for bringing this wonderful
recognition initiative to the Club!
 
Our Changeover Meeting will be Thursday, June 29. We will celebrate our changeover in Morning Star Rotary with the passing of the gavel among the Past Presidents.
 
It is with mixed emotions that I conclude my year as President and pass the gavel on to Cheryl Baker.  I am looking forward to another great year of Rotary under Cheryl’s leadership. 
 
Motivational Quote:
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
Josh Billings
 
President Sharon, Rotary Serving Humanity
 
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Special Thanks & Appreciation for Service Above Self
On behalf of the Board of Directors we want to thank everyone for their support this past year – President Fontana, all our members, volunteers, and the Board and Officers.  Special thanks to those Directors completing their two year commitment on the Board – Jeff Kiscka, Robin Metzler, Geoff Wright and Stephen Kazar (who completed the year for Dave Cincera who resigned. Stephen now starts his own two year term – thank you.)
 
At our Board meeting, Wednesday evening, June 21, we evaluated the openings and needs of MSR for Officers and Directors. There were three open slots for Directors and a need for a Vice President. Janet Kolepp had stepped up to the current VP slot in January creating one Director opening for the next year. I will fulfill the second year of her director term as she becomes President Elect.
 
There had been one opening for a Director for the 2017-19 term. With the tragic loss of Audrey Rafferty, a second Director was needed. We are very happy to report that Lynn Milet and Dino Cantelmi have graciously come forward to serve in these roles.
 
That leaves us in need of a Vice President to become fully engaged in the service to Morning Star.  Please give serious consideration to this need. There is much to be done by all of us as the club continues to expand in our community efforts. Please contact me or any Officer or Board member. The Four Way Test begins with Service Above Self.
 
Thank you.
 
Ron Searfoss
Past President
July 1st FIRST THURSDAY
FIRST THURSDAY - ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS
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 July 6th!
 
REPLACES MORNING MEETING
 
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Bethlehem Morning Star
Service Above Self
Thursdays

7:10 am Meet and Greet

7:30 Meeting Starts

Moravian Village
526 Wood Street
(Opposite Post Office)
Bethlehem, PA  18018
United States
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Meeting Responsibilities
Jun 29, 2017
 
Meeting Set-up & Breakdown
Baker, Cheryl
 
Greeter
Kolepp, Tom
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
Hartzell, Tom
 
$2/week
Uhl, Chuck
 
50/50
Aronson, Marianne
 
Invocation
Long, Mike
 
Introductions
Macri, Butch
 
Upcoming Events
D7430 DG CHANGEOVER & CLUB AWARDS NIGHT
Jun 26, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Speakers
Jun 29, 2017
Changeover Meeting
Jul 06, 2017
Artisan Wine & Cheese Bar
Jul 13, 2017
Campers Presentation
Jul 20, 2017
Let's talk about our strategic plan!
Jul 27, 2017
Food, Families & Health Educator - Penn State Extension
Aug 03, 2017
Artisan Wine & Cheese Bar
Aug 17, 2017
Meeting & Tour
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Links
Links
Morning Star Rotary's Home Page
Rotary District 7430
Rotary International