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President's Message 1-10-17
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 http://doodle.com/poll/mkrzm4sd63peaxmz.  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
 
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DISTRICT GRANT PROJECT IDEAS WANTED! RSVP 1/20/17

The Foundation Committee is looking for project ideas for a District Grant. 
 
The criteria for a Grant does require that it addresses one of the following Areas of Focus:
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.
  • Disease prevention and treatment.
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health.
  • Basic education and literacy.
  • Economic and community development      

The total cost of the project should be a maximum of $5,000 if MSR will work on the project alone & $10,000 if we partner with another club.  There is also a sweat equity requirement.

Please send your ideas to Sue Burnett by Friday 1/20: burnetts@rcn.com.  Kindly include any information you have at this point to outline the project and estimate cost.

 

President Sharon, Rotary Serving Humanity
 
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Morning Star Elections 12-15-16

Morning Star elections were held December 15 for 2017-18 Rotary year, which starts July 1, 2017.

The following Morning Star Rotarians were elected as follows:

President 2017-2018 Cheryl Baker
 
Secretary Val Walk
 
Treasurer Jean Searfoss
 

Director 2017-2019

Stephen Kazur

Josh Mrozinski

Audrey Rafferty

 

Thank you!

PP Ron

 

 

Viewing Weekly e-Bulletins SmartPhones & Tablets
Some of us have wondered why we see only part of e-Bulletins we try to view in our smart phones or tablets.  
In most cases this is because your phone or tablet's email client only downloads part of the code in the message --
giving you enough to see if you want to continue downloading the whole message (if it's something you want to read) -- or discarding it (if you don't).
 
Here's how to ensure you can see the entire e-Bulletin:

1. Scroll down to the very bottom of the email where you should find a link from your email client asking if you want to download the whole message. Click that link and the entire e-Bulletin should download to your phone.

2. If your email client doesn't cooperate -- and sometimes it doesn't, there is a link at the top of every e-Bulletin, that says "Having troubles viewing this email?" If you click there, it will open the internet browser in your phone or tablet and take you to the bulletin.
 
Great guidance provided courtesy of Al Philpotts (Club Webmaster Downtown Rotary Club). 
 
Thank you Al!
Logging In

If you haven't logged in recently (or maybe ever?), here are step-by-step instructions ...

1.    Go to www.morningstarrotary.org 

2.    Click Member Login (at top right)

3.    If you don't know your Login Name or Password, click "New and existing users - Retrieve your password"

4.    Fill in your last name and email address. ClubRunner will immediately email your Login Name and Password.

5.   Note: the email address must match what ClubRunner has on file for you. If you can no longer access that email address, contact Jean Searfoss, Jeff Kicska or Ron Searfoss with your new address, and we will update it in ClubRunner for you.

After logging in, click on "Member Area" at the top right. Then look under "My ClubRunner" on the left side for a wide variety of club documents and information. Several Directory formats are available to print and/or download. To download member info in Word or pdf, the recommended line to click is eDirectory Report 2.0. 


 
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
(Across from the Post Office)
Bethlehem, PA  18018
United States
DistrictSiteIcon District Site
VenueMap Venue Map
Meeting Responsibilities
January 12, 2017
 
Meeting Set-up & Breakdown
Searfoss, Jean
 
Greeter
Searfoss, Ron
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
$2/week
 
50/50
 
Invocation
 
Introductions
Hunter, Bill
 
Upcoming Events
Board Meeting at Moravian Village
Jan 11, 2017 6:00 PM
 
MSR Dinner at Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering
Church of the Nativity
Jan 12, 2017
 
First Thursday: Membership and Marketing!
Artisan Wine Bar
Feb 02, 2017 5:30 PM
 
Board Meeting at Moravian Village
Feb 08, 2017 6:00 PM
 
MSR Dinner at Bethlehem Emergency Sheltering
Church of the Nativity
Feb 23, 2017
 
PETS (President Elect Training Seminar)
Feb 24, 2017 – Feb 25, 2017
 
Speakers
Jan 12, 2017
We'll get a first hand look at the developments and happenings in our community.
Jan 19, 2017
New Member Classification Talks
Jan 26, 2017
Race Recognition & Salute The Troops
Feb 02, 2017
Location to be announced
Feb 09, 2017
Bike and Boat with the Wildlands Conservancy
Feb 16, 2017
The NCC East 40 Community Garden: Growing More Than Food
Feb 23, 2017
We're being hosted by our speaker at Traditions of Hanover!
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Links
Links
Morning Star Rotary's Home Page
Rotary District 7430
Rotary International
Russell Hampton
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