Due to the season, there will be some changes in our schedule through the end of the year.  Please keep checking the calendar for any additional changes.
 
November 28, 2017 - Regular Meeting with speaker Chris Hornaman.  He is a world traveller and will speak to us about Africa: "Another World."  Please make
                                      every effort to attend this meeting to support Chris and give him a good Saucon Welcome!
December 5, 2017 -   This is a Tuesday Fun @5 at the Ye Olde Spring Valley Tavern, 1355 Station Ave., Bethlehem, PA  18015.  At our last Board meeting we
                                      decided to keep all of our Rotary meetings on Tuesdays.  That's why Fun @ 5 day has changed.
December 12, 2017 - We will be celebrating the Christmas Spirit with the Chorus from Southern Lehigh High School.  Be prepared to sing and be
                                       impressed by the talent of these young people.  There will be a buffet breakfast served on that day.
December 19, 2017 - This will be the last Board Meeting of the year.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  The slate of Officers for the next Rotary
                                      year needs to be established.
December 26, 2017 - There will be no meeting.  Merry Christmas!

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Upcoming Events 2017-10-19 04:00:00Z 0

Packaging School Supplies


 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Saucon has been busy collecting and packaging school supplies for 175 needy students at the Saucon Valley High School.  We had some great sponsors help us: The Hellertown Library, businesses in Hellertown - McDonalds, Giant, BB&T, Staples in Bethlehem and private donors.  Our goal was to raise $700 to purchase the supplies.  We are still waiting on final donations to see if we reached our goal.  Much thanks to Ray and Donna Holton, Sean Fitzpatrick, Linda Mayger, Susan Mowrer-Benda, and Linda Young for packing up the supplies on Sunday.  There are 12 boxes of school supplies to be delivered to the high school on Tuesday.  Best wishes for a very productive year of learning and friendships.  
 
 
 
 

 
Getting Ready for School 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0

Kids Day at the Promenade - August 19th

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarian, Linda Mayger reads to the children surrounding her in the Plaza.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Children having fun making and decorating fish puppets.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarian, Linda Young trying to assist the children in making fish puppets.
 
 
 
Rotarians Lauren and Devin Fuller planned and organized this event.  The crafts for the children were easy and fun to make.  Linda M had the opportunity to read for the children.  Linda M and Devin provided guests with information about the Rotary Club of Saucon.  Thanks to all who attended and helped to support this event!
 

 
Saucon Rotarians Have Been Busy 2017-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
 
Southern Lehigh High School Meistersingers - Awesome AGAIN!!
 
The meeting on Tuesday, December 8th featured the Southern Lehigh High School Special Chorus, the Meistersingers, directed by teacher Matt Wehr.  They sang some holiday favorites both serious and fun!  Their voices were magnificent in very nice arrangements of Ave Maria and O Holy Night.  They had some particular fun with I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.  Looking around the room, all of the Rotarians and guests were smiling during the entire production!  

Past-President, Ricky Gower opens meeting and introduces Matt Wehr and the Southern Lehigh High School Meistersingers

We had a "full house" of members and guests for breakfast!  Gary DeFulvio provided his traditional hershey kisses for everyone.

Director, Matt leading chorus in song.

 
 
 
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District Governor, Doug Cook Visits Club

                                             DG Doug Cook                              President Ray with DG Doug                         DG Doug with Members of Board
 
Doug made his annual club visit to us on Tuesday, September 29th.  He told us that our job as Rotarians is to Have Fun, Increase our Membership, Support The Rotary Foundation, and Do Good in our Communities.  He explained that it is his experience that people join Rotary to do good, network, and find new friendships.  He encouraged us to tell our personal Rotary stories when speaking to our friends and those who express interest in what we do.  He insists that wearing the Rotary Pin shows that we belong to an organization that cares about people.  Wearing it is a walking advertisement!    
 
Betty Lou's Food Pantry - Chris Page

 

Chris Page, Director of Betty Lou's Food Pantry in Coopersburg told us that the Food Pantry has been in existence since the mid 1970's when it was founded by a woman in her home to help vets returning from the Viet Nam War.  It moved to St. James Church basement in the 80's and was overseen by Betty Lou Klauser for 20+ years.  The Southern Lehigh Area Churches became involved and now provide the weekly volunteers needed to distribute the food.  It started serving 15 families and is now serving 115 families with 450 people.  They are aligned with the 2nd Harvest Food Bank and conduct 2 BIG food drives per year with the Boy Scouts and Mail Carriers.  
 
Their biggest challenge right now is space.  They are hoping to eventually get a new building that is more spacious and handicapped accessible.  They are in the planning stages and are gaining momentum towards meeting this need.
 
President Ray presented Chris with a check for $800.  This was raised from our Putt U and Bike Ride Fund Raisers.  
 
 
Defenders of The Cup
 
 
 
Congratulations are in order AGAIN to our ACE Golf Team!!!!
 
Ray Holton
Ricky Gower
Devin Fuller (new member!)
Jack Pfunder
 
How many years have we won the cup since our club started in 2007?
Maybe we should have a classification: Championship Golfer!
 
Way to GO!!!
 
 
 
 
 
Lots To Catch Up On! 2015-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of Newest Member - Ashley Russo
 
We welcomed our newest member, Ashley Russo to The Rotary Club of Saucon, Center Valley.  President Ray installed her as a member and presented Ashley with our Rotary Pin and a Certificate of Membership.  Membership Chair, Keith will be meeting with Ashley to review more details about our club.  Please congratulate Ashley.  Ashley is President and Executive Producer of ASR Media Productions and creator of The Peak TV, a weekly 30 minute health and wellness program on WFMZ, Channel 69.  
 
We will be seeing members of her team attending our meetings also.  They are Emily Paulin and Dylan Sweeney.  
 
Welcome to ALL!!!!
 
 
Youth Exchange Student - Noah
Our Youth Exchange Program Student from Germany, Noah Hakim joined us for our meeting and was introduced to all of our members.  Noah is a Junior at Southern Lehigh High School.  He is interested in playing soccer for the school team.  He has been on short exchanges of a couple of weeks in the past and is looking forward to a more extended experience. 
 
Noah has great command of the English language which should serve him well during his time here.  He is friendly and displays a lot of enthusiasm.  His host family is Gable and Bill Young from Center Valley.  
 
Noah and his family will be welcomed at all of our events.  His next adventure will be a weekend excursion to meet and play with all the inbound students in the District who are beginning their school year.
 
 
 
 
Notes from Meeting of September 8, 2015 2015-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Program: Classification Talk - Lou Mammana
Lou works in the field of Wealth Management/Financial Planning.
 
The stock market was down 1000 points yesterday indicating much uncertainty and volatility.  It also can create some opportunities for investors.
 
Lou told us that he met his wife, Corrinne through a former member of our club, Amanda Fabrizio.  They met at a Birthday Party at Starter's Pub.  
 
Lou began college as a music major.  In fact, he will be having a debut in NYC on Sunday playing the drums in The Village.
 
Last December he joined the Toastmaster's Club.  He spoke about the key to success for people and organizations is to have the right people, process, and product.  In Toastmaster's the people are there to improve themselves and help to improve others.  The process used is prepared speeches and table topics which help people think on their feet.  Formal evaluations of presentations occur to assist each other.  Finally, the product is how well one presents.  Lou certainly demonstrated his progress through his enthusiasm and his confidence during his presentation.
 
Thanks, Lou.  Great job!
 
 
 
 
 
Notes from the August 25, 2015 Meeting 2015-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
Hellertown Community Day
 
What a glorious day on Saturday!  Early birds, Brooke, Donna and Ray Holton, Ray Orth, Linda Young, Amanda Buss were there to set up our station(s).  Rod Long, a volunteer for the event supervised us and made sure all of our equipment and supplies were secure.  The ShelterBox erection was quite a challenge that was met with teamwork, luck and a bit of skill!  We had a great location to display the good work of ShelterBox. We were later joined by George Morrison, Linda M and Bob Bennett.  We provided coffee, water, ShelterBox, and lots of Rotary to all the participants of the event.  We had the shade of the tent donated by Ray.  He also donated 2 signs with our website which we were able to display.  Cards provided by George were distributed to eveyone who received a bottle of water.  These cards promoted our website and facebook page.  Business cards were exchanged and we had good conversations with a couple of prospective members.  A great time was had by all!  Thanks to the Clean-Up crew!!
 
 
Notes from August 18, 2015 Meeting 2015-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Saucon, Center Valley had a busy year!  Below are some of the accomplishments made possible by the members.
 
CLUB ADMINISTRATION
  • Implemented of our Strategic Plan using a committee structure to get the work completed. 
  • Changed from a buffet breakfast where we experienced an abundance of “leftover” food to going through the cafeteria line.  Members can select what they want and have fresh food with no waste.
  • Approval received from the IRS for a Club Foundation with 501 (c) 3 status.  This will assist us with donations and planning for our future.
  • Implemented Club Runner software as the major mechanism for club communication through a website, weekly newsletter, and event registration capabilities. 
  • Hosted a Rotary Friendship Exchange Group from British Colombia, CA and Whales.
  • Expanded our community presence by using FaceBook and Twitter to let people know what is going on in the club.  Did a segment on The PEAK TV that showcased Rotary and our Book Fairy Project. 
FOUNDATION
  • Hosted a Foundation Recognition Event at The Hotel Bethlehem for donors to the Rotary Foundation.  Recognized 2 Major Donors, 1 Bequest Society Member, and 1 new Paul Harris Fellow.
  • Implemented project to be a 100% EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) Club this year.  Asking each club member to contribute to the Annual Fund
     
    President, George Morrison presents Plaque and Pins to Donna and Ray Holton as Rotary Foundation Major Donors.
 
CLUB FOUNDATION
  • Over $10,000 in contributions/giving in Year 1.
  • We recognized our donors!
 
 
MEMBERSHIP
  • We began the year with 25 members and welcomed 3 new members to our club – Linda Mayger, Keith Underkofler and Soemoe Aung!
     
SERVICE
  • Began our 4th year of the Book Fairy Project.  The process was streamlined and improved so that all book fairies were able to get to their classrooms before Thanksgiving.  Projects for the children to complete were a special addition to the program this year.  They made turkeys and identified things and people they were thankful for.
  • Participated in Hellertown Lower Saucon Community Day and Coopersburg Community Day.
  • Participated in toy selection with the Salvation Army.
 
Teacher, Christine Taylor and first grade students at Fountain Hill Elementary School proudly displaying their Thanksgiving Book from the Book Fairy.
 
 
FUNDRAISING
  • Held Master’s of the Air Event with author Donald Miller, who signed books at the completion of his presentation.  Raised $6000.00 from the event.
  • Raised over $6,000 for the Book Fairy Project, plus $1,500 via our online fundraising campaign.
  • Raised well over $3,000 for ShelterBox USA
 
Author, Donald Miller presents stories from his book, "Master's of the Air" to the audience.
FUN
Had a great time at our Fun @ 5’s visiting different places.  We spent time with Aunt Lee and her 2 beautiful poodles, we found out who could bowl at Revolutions, tasted all kinds of Greek delights at Yianni’s, had our annual Christmas Sing-A-Long at The Manor House in December, and hosted a Wine and Food Pairing event at Shula's.
 
 
Our work is never done and we expect to have another year of productive, service oriented projects.  Thanks to all who served and who will continue to serve others!

 
Yearly Review: Rotary Club of Saucon 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by George Morrison
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Saucon, Center Valley.  Rotary is a volunteer organization with 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas.  Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide.  Rotary Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self. 
The members of the Rotary Club of Saucon, Center Valley would love to welcome you into our club.   For more information, contact our Club’s Membership Chairs, Ray Orth (r.orth@live.com) or Gary DeFulvio (defulviog@aol.com).  Better yet – VISIT our weekly meeting and ask us to tell you more.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Saucon, Center Valley George Morrison 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
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