President's Message 4-22-19
Grab a cup of coffee and join us at Thomas Jefferson School this Thursday, April 25, we'll start gathering between 7:15-7:30am. We will be experiencing a BASD student breakfast and touring the school.  
Thank you to Todd Repsher for sharing at our meeting last week, safety programs he is responsible for as Coordinator of Safety & Emergency Management in the Bethlehem Area School District.  Through online technology and phone apps, notifying the proper authorities in emergencies or with at-risk students is quick & easy.  See story below!  
AND ....... please sell, sell, sell tickets for the Audrey Rafferty Spaghetti Dinner and volunteer to help.  The food is always fabulous and the fellowship the best!!  See story below!  
Yours in Rotary Service,
Plan-it Janet
"Rotary Connects the World!"



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.
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.
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 ( 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.
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 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: 
Thanks to everyone for helping make this a successful event.
Todd Repsher retired from the Bethlehem Police Department last August following a highly successful career in law enforcement rising through the ranks from patrol through SWAT and Assistant Police Chief. Three days later Todd answered the call from BASD to become the Coordinator of School Safety and Emergency Management.
This was in planning for the launch of the “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous reporting system.
Per Superintendent Roy, this program, which is mandated under PA state law / Act 44, teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system. Specifically, the program educates participants to:
  • Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – especially within social media
  • Take every sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult OR
  • Report it anonymously through the S2SS Office of the Attorney General 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website
  • Respond to and manage the submitted tip via a school-based multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams
  • Sustain the curriculum and awareness via student clubs, in-school activities and call-to-action weeks
The S2SS program is being provided through Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a nation-wide non-profit organization. SHP’s programs are in 50 states – with 10,000+ schools and over 5.5 million students and adults trained.
We anticipate that S2SS will help stop school shootings, suicides, and gun threats; it will help reduce bullying and cyberbullying; help intervene upon cutting, drug use, racial conflicts, and other violent and victimization acts.
Editor's Note:
I strongly encourage you to take a close look at the Parent Brochure.
This is what our children face in the age we live in now. We all have heard how it "takes a village to raise a child." We all have a stake in the future of the children to help create a culture where safety is the norm, not the exception. Please keep in mind, yes we are our brother's keeper...and our children, neighbors, friends. Our vigilance is needed everywhere to create this culture of safety. It affects everyone. 
Lehigh Valley Dentist elected president of Pennsylvania Dental Association
By Dawn Ouellette Nixon, April 22, 2019 at 8:19 AM
The Pennsylvania Dental Association has elected Dr. Charles Incalcaterra as president for 2019-2020.
Incalcaterra, of Orefield, Lehigh County, operates a private dental practice at 441 E. Broad St. in Bethlehem. He is also the director of the dental residency program at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.
He was elected president at a recent annual meeting in Gettysburg.
Founded in 1868, the Pennsylvania Dental Association is comprised of approximately 5,200 member dentists.
“It’s really an honor” Incalcaterra said of his new role. “I’ve been involved in leadership in the organization for five years.”
Incalcaterra looks forward to the challenge of his new position, hoping to work to advance access to dental care for underserved citizens and military veterans, among other tasks.
Incalcaterra fell in love with dentistry as a youth while shadowing his neighbor who was a dentist.
Charlie was the first President of our Morning Star Rotary Club! He continues to be a leader in the Camp Neidig Youth Leadership programs.
Congratulations Charlie from all your friends in Rotary and the community.
Meeting Responsibilities
May 09, 2019
Meetings Set-up & Breakdown
Searfoss, Jean
Kolepp, Tom
Burnett, Susan
Metzler, Robin C.
Hunter, Bill
Oesmann, John
Upcoming Events
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
Apr 25, 2019
TJ Elementary School
May 02, 2019
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
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