Ritter Elementary School at 740 N Plymouth St, Allentown, PA 18109, is again having its annual, fifth grade student’s veterans’ interview day. The interviews are to be conducted on 1 October. This is one of the oldest school events involving veterans in the Lehigh Valley and has a sterling reputation among veterans from our community who have participated. It is a tradition carried on by the teachers themselves in remembrance of our veterans and their contributions to our nation and community. (more…)
Taste and Tunes
Volunteer Requirements Levied on LVMAC
(Rotary of Bethlehem Fundraiser for LVMAC)
For 5 October 2014 at Hotel Bethlehem at times shown
We need your assistance for these last moment requests shown in the chart. They are small tasks which result in a good for our veterans. Funds will be used for an experimental veterans assistance program.
Please help. As an organization of organizations, our manpower comes from you. There is no paid staff lurking in the wings. Respond to the Point of Contact below. (more…)
On Sunday, 9 November, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., the Allentown Band, sponsored by the Morning Star Rotary Club, will give a concert at the Northeast Middle School Auditorium, 1170 Fernwood St., Bethlehem. Please come and enjoy an evening of patriotic music honoring our U.S. troops serving abroad and our veterans who have served in the past. The band is world-renowned and also the oldest in America. Parking is plentiful and so is the seating. (more…)
On 24 September 2014, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), a member organization, is holding a Grand Opening for its new veterans’ lounge at 4525 Education Park Drive on the LCCC Main Campus in Schnecksville. The lounge will be open for viewing between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dr. Ann Bieber, will do the ribbon cutting at 12 p.m., followed by a luncheon. Registration for the event is required. (more…)
The date for the VALOR Clinic Stand Down under the Fahey Bridge, Sand Island, Bethlehem (same location as last time) has changed from the 18th to the 25th of October. ### As of 17 September 2014
The Lehigh Valley Business Group is offering spaces to Veterans Service Organizations to display themselves in the local area during its BooFest for special needs children and their families in Bethlehem on 26 October. See the flyer on our facebook site. ### As of 18 September 2014
Racing for Recovery’s™ motivational speaker, Todd Crandall, is coming to Bethlehem at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity on evening of 18 September. This may be of interest to some of our comrades or their families who have suffered the effects of alcohol/drug abuse or addiction. Using sports activity as a vehicle to recovery has taken hold of late in the current war veterans population. (more…)
On 24 September 2014 at DeSales University, the Rotary Club of Saucon/Center Valley has arranged for a local American History historian of renown, Professor Donald L. Miller of Lafayette College, to talk on “Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys who fought the air war against Nazi Germany”. Expect a riveting account of the stoic courage of these men who fought a new kind of warfare. Miller is currently working with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the production of an HBO mini-series based on the book. Tickets are $35 for the limited seating event. (more…)
Mini-Stand Downs for our homeless veterans continue to be active in our area for good reason. VALOR Clinic Foundation will have its next one on 18 October under the Fahey Bridge, Sand Island in Bethlehem, the same location as last time. It continues to alternate a Lehigh Valley location with the one at Dansbury Park, East Stroudsburg, on a monthly basis.
A little further afield are the efforts of the Second Brigade Motorcycle Club in Reading. See the flyer below. (more…)