Club # 5417

The Rotary Club of Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Celebrating More Than 100 Years of Service

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Moravian Village (suspended until further notice)
526 Wood Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
United States of America
Because of the COVID pandemic, weekly in-person meetings are by Zoom until further notice.
TASTES & TUNES DESSERT EDITION AUCTION SITE IS LIVE!
AUCTION SITE IS LIVE!!!
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & BIDDER Q&A
 
 
SUPPORTS THESE TWO GREAT CAUSES
 
Click HERE to see NECC Director Paula Johnson share how NECC is helping during the pandemic
 
MEETINGS SUSPENDED
ROTARY CLUB OF BETHLEHEM SUSPENDS IN-PERSON MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 
The Rotary Club of Bethlehem has suspended its in-person meetings until further notice.  We now meet virtually via Zoom conferencing software.
 
Club leadership will continue to monitor the situation and inform our members of any updates.
HAPPY HOUR ON 4TH THURSDAYS

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Race to Zero - Purple Pinky Race/Walk

On October 24th, 2020, the Rotary Club of Bethlehem will join Area Rotary clubs at the Yvette Palmer "Race to Zero" Purple Pinkie 5K and family fun walk at LCCC, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, PA.  Our Club is supporting this effort with a $500 donation.  But your participation at the event and your donations will help make this event a big success in Rotary International's ongoing effort to eradicate polio around the globe.  We are winning this battle - the World Health Organization has just declared Africa free of the wild Polio virus.  But our work isn't done.

Click HERE for more info and to register.

 
Rotary in Motion

The Doylestown Bookshop will host an online discussion about the history of the poliovirus, the effort to eradicate it, and the similar challenges posed today by COVID-19. This virtual event, titled “Passion, Patience, and Perseverance: "A Discussion Comparing the Polio Health Crisis to the COVID-19 Pandemic” will be held on Tuesday, Oct 13th at 7:00 pm  EDT.

  • A three person panel of 2 Rotarians and a well-known historian (and Polio Survivor), will discuss how the pandemic we face today is not unprecedented. The world has come together for the eradication of Polio, and it can come together to manage the realities of COVID-19. This event has been designed to engage those attending in historical perspectives surrounding the two. 
  • There is NO charge for this event.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Click HERE to register
Toward the end of the event, participants will be invited to support Rotary International's PolioPlus campaign by donating on our district’s purple pinkie website: www.purplepinkie.net

The hope for this event is that it will help Rotary reach its goal of eradicating polio and help people come together for the new fight against COVID-19.

Why it is good to be good 
 
Rotary members know the value of doing good, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more relevant than ever. Studies show that helping others boosts serotonin, a neurotransmitter that makes us feel satisfied. And that’s a big incentive for community service, the very thing Rotary clubs excel at, as people everywhere face anxiety about health, families, jobs, and the future. 
 
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Jennifer E. Jones nominee for 2022-23 president
Foundation Trustee Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
 
3D PRINTERS TO THE RESCUE
 
An army of hobbyists and educators equipped with 3D printers are producing face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to help frontline health care workers battle the coronavirus. Among them are Rotary members who are using their knowledge and resources — along with their Rotary connections — to tackle the shortage of PPE.
 
 
CLUB CLINIC: Embracing change
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways that many of us experience Rotary. But every challenge also opens opportunities. Clubs are discovering that meeting online gives them more flexibility to adjust meeting times when that’s better for members. For some clubs, attendance has increased, and members say they can now participate more and contribute more to their clubs’ work. Clubs are also less constrained by geographic distance in pursuing members, inviting inspiring speakers, or partnering with others on service efforts. Discover some of the innovative ways clubs are adapting on Rotary Voices.

Statement from Rotary International

At Rotary, we have no tolerance for racism. Promoting respect, celebrating diversity, demanding ethical leadership, and working tirelessly to advance peace are central tenets of our work.

We have more work to do to create more just, open and welcoming communities for all people.

We know there are no easy fixes and that challenging conversations and work lie before all of us. Rotary’s strength has long been our ability and commitment to bringing people together. We will tap into that strength now as we stand with those who are working for peace and justice. 

Rotary will do our part to listen, learn and take action to ensure that we continue to contribute to making positive change.

Rotary is a volunteer organization with 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas.  It initiates humanitarian projects that address challenges affecting the world today, such as hunger, poverty, and illiteracy.  Rotary club members unite a broad cross-section of business and professional leaders around the world around a common mission:  Service Above Self. These 1.2 million men and women donate their expertise, time, and funds to support local and international project, helping people in need and promoting understanding among cultures.  

Rotary’s flagship program is its effort to protect children against polio. It aims to eradicate the disease from the world.

The members of the ROTARY CLUB OF BETHLEHEM continue to meet virtually each week and to work on projects in service to our community and beyond.  And we continue to grow.  We'd love to welcome you into our club. Want more info? Click the Membership Inquiry GOLD button at the top of this web page or reach out to Gerry Foran (forangf@gmail.com).  

Meeting Duties
Meeting Responsibilities
Greeter
 
Invocation
Royer, Bill
 
Introduction of Visitors & Guests
 
Luncheon Treasurer
 
50/50 Draw
 
Sergeant-at-Arms (shared by service team)
 
Speakers
Nikki Gingrich and Rocco Damato
Oct 21, 2020
Classification Talks
Tiffany Henning and Dave Erickson
Oct 28, 2020
Classifications
Mayor Robert J. Donchez
Dec 02, 2020
State of the City/Budget