Rotary Club of
Pres. Gail Micca
Area 1 Asst. Gov. Rick Zayaitz
District 7430 Governor
Bob Hobaugh
We meet currently at Brookside Country Club and via Zoom: the second and fourth Wednesdays at Brookside Country Club and first, third, and fifth Wednesdays on Zoom until further notice. When we meet at Brookside,
Zoom is also available.



Greeters will be working at all in-person meetings.
Evenings will resume as social evenings in the
near future. Watch for details!
Missed a club meeting? Lucky for you, we record our Zoom meetings! Click the link and then choose which meeting you’d like to view. Use the slide at the bottom if you want to skip over the socialization part of the meeting. We open the formalities at 7:30 am, and presenters begin at 8 am. So even if you missed the meeting, it’s just like being there!
The AWRC channel link is:
July 25 – Annual Picnic at Tranquility Farm 5563 Acorn Drive Emmaus 4 pm
Oct 2 – D7430 Purple Pinkie 5K race
Send Cards to Support the
Allentown West Rotary Club Foundation
Send a Thank You, Condolence, Congratulations, Thinking of You, In Honor of, In Memory of, or Just Because card and make a donation to the Allentown West Rotary Club Foundation at the same time. 
Our new Tribute Cards are here and ready to send out! You fill in the reason for the card on the top lines and your name on the bottom lines, and mail it out. On the front is a beautiful photograph of a familiar farmhouse in the Lehigh Valley. Inside, recipients will see that the purchase of the card goes to fund the Foundation of our Rotary Club, and they are invited to learn more at our website. On the back is some information about Rotary and our areas of focus.
Cards are sold in packs of 5 for $25, plus shipping. To order, go to the Allentown West website at and scroll down to the Tribute Cards. Payment is by PayPal. 
Please “Like” Us!
If you are on Facebook, and you have any sense of Allentown West Rotary Club loyalty, please show it by going to our Facebook page and clicking “Like” in the top bar, right under the cover photo.
You can also click “Follow” for extra "brownie points."
We are in a pseudo-competition with other clubs in our district, and right now we are in the lower half of the pack, with just over 260 likes. The top of the pack is over 500! You can also invite your friends and family to like us, by sharing any of our posts to your own FB page, and asking your own followers to like us! HELP US FLOAT TO THE TOP! We know how good we are; let’s show everyone else that Allentown West Rocks!
Marlene Heller
Opportunities for Service
Your help is needed to:
Here is a list of remaining service opportunities for July:
July 7th  (Wednesday) Harvest at garden for Jordan Lutheran Church Pantry
July 12th (Monday)  Harvest at garden for Parkland C.A.R.E.S.
July 13th  (Tuesday) 9am - noon: Parkland C.A.R.E.S Produce shopping/packing
July 13th (Tuesday)  4:00 - 6:00pm Parkland C.A.R.E.S Produce Delivery
July 17th (Saturday) 7:15am – 10:30 am Kingdom Life Food Pantry Drive Thru
July 20th  (Tuesday) Harvest at garden for Jordan Lutheran Church Pantry
July 1- 31 – Garden any time – bring friends and family
Ongoing - Tuesdays and Thursdays at Habitat for Humanity are great for volunteering - Contact Amir for more information,
Please sign up here to help with the garden: 
You can also contact Amanda ( or Gail (, to help with harvesting.
Please let Jean Masiko know if you'd like to help at Kingdom Life Food Pantry, 
Packing produce on Tuesday July 13th is fun and help is appreciated.  Packing can be done at Gail's home or yours!  Let her know.
Kingdom Life Food Pantry: Jean Masiko –
Parkland Snack Packing: Gail Micca –
Lowhill Food Pantry and Northwestern Snack Packing – Amir Famili –
Membership:  Tom Friday –
Public Image: Marlene Heller  –
TT6:  Len Salines –
Dining Out:  Jean Machamer –
Purple Pinkie Services: Barb Kistler
Purple Pinkie 5K at LCCC: John Scott –
Park Cleanup:  Dennis Houser –
Miracle League:  Barb Kistler –
Meals on Wheels:  Dorothy Bloom –
Kids of Character: Gwen Pongracz –
Speaker suggestions:  Ralph Witcher –
Website Editor: Marlene Heller –
RLI:   website        
Sep 15, 2021 7:30 AM
Historic Bethlehem World Heritage Initiative
Sep 22, 2021 7:30 AM
Serve to Change Lives
Sep 29, 2021 7:30 AM
Psychological Stress and Cancer
Oct 13, 2021 7:30 AM
How To Get Free Fuel From Waste Using Local Materials
Oct 27, 2021 7:30 AM
Speaking Up: Changing the Dialogue to End the Stigma Epidemic
Nov 10, 2021 7:30 AM
Rotary Foundation Talk
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Make it your business to share your Rotary story! When you meet someone who isn't aware of all Rotary has to offer personally, professionally, and to the world, it's an opportunity. Let them know you are one of the 1.2 million people in the world who make the world better by serving the community.
Offer them the chance to join us for an activity or a meeting to learn more. If you don't ask, they won't know! Be a Rotary Ambassador!
Board and Committee
 Members for 2021-22
Current Executive board:
President Gail Micca
President Elect - John Scott
Immediate Past President - Ralph Witcher
Vice President - TBD
Treasurer- Chris Blechschmidt 
Secretary - Michelle Steiner
Sergeant at Arms - Mitch Huston
Membership Chair - TBD
Service Chair - Dr. Kathleen Ott
Public Relations Chair - Marlene Heller
Fundraising Chair - Len Salines
Youth Services Chair - Sue (and Bill) Weber
AWRC Foundation Chair - Amir Famili
RI Foundation Chair - Herb Klotz
      Please suggest or request speakers and topics for future meetings and send your ideas to Ralph Witcher. 
     As you become aware of any member of our Rotary family who would benefit from our support with cards, flowers, or visits, please notify Jean Machamer at
Check out the AWRC
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Bulletin Editor
Bill Palmer
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
JULY 7, 2021
           QUOTE of the WEEK
     “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
               Margaret Mead
   contributed by President Gail Micca
There is a village in the Netherlands with no roads. The only form of transportation is by boat.
With over two decades of AW Rotarians helping to pack and deliver Meals on two annual holidays, we now are able to launch an all-new and more extensive project.
AWRC is looking to form two teams (two people on each team). The teams will go out for one morning every OTHER week One team member will drive, and the other will be the “runner” that delivers food to the door.
ALSO we will need to have several committed substitutes ready to fill in as needed. All regulars and substitutes will be well trained for this work.
We need at least SIX volunteers, but a lot more is better and will spread the workload so each works fewer days. When enough volunteers are signed up, Service Chair Kathy Ott will conduct a meeting to review the requirements and scheduling.
Please call Kathy Ott to discuss and to sign up:  610-395-0549
NON-Meeting Notes – July 7, 2021
There was no meeting today. President Gail Micca wanted us all to celebrate Independence Day and Summertime all week.
Pres. Gail asks for a volunteer to work with Mitch Huston at registration for our in-person meetings.
Gail said we need a Vice President and a Membership Chair, and that it could be the same person.
And we need an Asst. Fundraising Chair to work with Len Salines who can also take fundraising over next year.
The raffle now is over. The winners will be announced in person next week. Len estimates we will net about $1,500.
During each meeting until our 60th RC anniversary in May of 2022, one of us will tell a quick story about our Club’s history.
See below for members’ celebration dates this month.
Sunday, July 25 at the Webers’ Tranquility Farm in Santa Cruz. We start at 4 PM and the entrees, beer, and wine will be supplied. Attendees are asked to bring a chair or two, and a side dish, e.g. potato salad. Family and friends are welcome.
Please e-mail Sue Weber with your party headcount and the food item you plan to bring.
Fishing in their pond is available  --  catch and release.
Service Chair Kathy Ott said that we have 4 volunteers so far. We hope to commit to a once-a-week plan with 8 volunteers so each will only serve once a month. We also need substitute  volunteers.
As a fundraiser Gail is seeking sponsors for her 60 miles a week  biking during this RY as part of our 60 year celebration next May.
Gail is proposing a Casino Night for our May 2022 Celebration of 60 years of service. Many of us said that  this is a good idea.
Gail also asks each of us to e-mail to her our suggestions for some fundraisers to use throughout this RY. We have a lot of projects to pay for.
Habitat for Humanity still needs volunteer painters on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Contact Amir.
Please take a look at this section on the left side of this bulletin.
There will be hybrid meetings twice a month, plus all-Zoom meetings for two more Wednesdays each month.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021,  starting at 7:30 a.m.  IN PERSON at Brookside CC in Macungie. And we will  ZOOM as well. Our program will be  Edward Pullin, Product Mktg Mgr at Intel Networks to discuss the Fundamentals of Cryptography.
Editor Bill closed this meeting.
Al Lewis                      Jul 01
Doreen Rushton         Jul 03
Mustafa Jaffer            Jul 05
Terry Grube                Jul 11
Laurie Grube              Jul 16
Wendy Weaver           Jul 21
John Pongracz           Jul 26
Bob Machamer           Jul 28
Karen Rodgers           Jul 28
Bob Costello               Jul 29
Halyna Stegura          Jul 30
Andy Phillips              Jul 31



Sandi & Ernie Boll               Jul 06 1956        65 years
Suky & Mustafa Jaffer        Jul 06 2001        20 years
Marlene & Gary Heller        Jul 27 1975        46 years



Bob Nagle                   29 years    Jul 01 1992
Jeff Kistler                  17 years    Jul 07 2004
Lort Peters                  2 years     Jul 12 2019
Amir Famili                 5 years     Jul 20 2016