Welcome to Allentown West Rotary! 
Western Lehigh County    Club No. 5415     District No. 7430      Zone 32
 
Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
We’re glad you stopped by; we’re proud of our club and how we serve our local and international communities. On this website, you’ll learn a little bit about what we do, but the best way to learn about us is to see for yourself. We invite you to join us at any meeting or service project to learn more. Be our guest! 
 
Allentown West Rotary focuses on two main areas locally: food insecurity and building a better future by developing our youth through education and leadership opportunities. We invite you to learn a little more about us and what we do by viewing our service projects.

Our Service Projects

Our Allentown West Rotary Club is a community service organization that serves our Lehigh Valley and far beyond. But, beyond the simple satisfaction of service is the good fellowship that comes from a worldwide organization that, despite cultural differences, delivers a sense of belonging to a community dedicated to bettering our world. See how we strive to make a difference.

View our Service Projects

Our New Meeting Venue
The Tompkins College Center Advantages:
 
  • A $400 minimum (20 people x $20 person) is acceptable and is the same as for the Allentown Club
  • Private conference style room set up with round tables of 8 people each
  • A table at the entrance for the Sergeant at Arms.
  • The installed AV equipment is professional grade and sports two projection screens
  • Food, beverages set up at the back of the room furnished from the cafeteria kitchen across the hallway from the conference room.
  • Lavatories nearby
  • Entire campus is ADA compliant meaning that no stairs are required to enter or move about any of the buildings. Elevators from the ground floor.
  • Walkway from the parking lot to the building is flat and macadam.
  • There are 4 parking spaces in front of the building for mobility challenged individuals

    On this basis we are contracting for 1 month (two meetings) to try out the venue. It is available under contract for periods of as long as 1 year at a time.
Parking will be in Lot C as you can see on the map at the upper left, the roughly 100 yard walk to the Tompkins Center is noted with the red dotted line. The entrance is shown in the photo above, you will enter, walk down the hall and the Conference Center will be on the right. You can click here for driving directions to the Cedar Crest College Campus also.
 
AWRC Visit to Habitat for Humanity Homes in Allentown
 

Recently some of our members attended a presentation arranged by former AWRC President Amir Famili and led by Habitat for Humanity Alli Ingram, Director of Marketing & Resource Development. Alli gave an informative and heartfelt talk describing Habitat for Humanity’s beginnings in Atlanta, GA. She explained how she had worked in the ReStore and came to her present position from there, which she said has many challenges but even greater rewards, especially when it comes time to hand over the keys to a family.

She told a story of how one of Habitat’s family members came to need medical care, and the family explained that she was a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and to treat her with special care. The Doctor replied that he certainly would—having been a Habitat for Humanity kid himself. Alli pointed out how this demonstrated how generational change can manifest when a family has a chance to get ahead through hard work and a helping hand.

Alli spoke about Habitat for Humanity’s track record of building 133 homes for hard-working, disadvantaged families. She also said that they are poised to begin work on 56 homes in Easton, the largest effort to date in the Lehigh Valley. They will need money and volunteers.

Amir Famili also spoke about the rewards that this simple and noble service brings. Amir is the go-to in our club for those who wish to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity and has himself been a longtime volunteer. It was a cold day, but one remark that both Alli and Amir echoed was that whether it was working outside on a scaffold or on a frigid day handing over the keys, both felt the kind of warmth that comes from within. AWRC has collected donations from our member to purchase Giant gift cards for the new families that will be moving into the homes seen above.

Get in touch with Amir to become a volunteer.

Allentown-West Rotary is a community of friends, working together. 
We travel and share experiences with other Rotary Clubs.
Our Happy Dollars are the happiest dollars you will find!
New Tribute Cards Support the AWRC Foundation
Tribute Cards
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. 
 
Donate & Happy $ to Allentown West Rotary Foundation
Speakers
Bob Hobaugh, Past District Governor, District 7430
Feb 08, 2023 7:30 AM
Das Awkscht Fescht
Diane Donaher, Exec Dir at Cay Galgon Life House
Feb 22, 2023 7:30 AM
Navigating Motherhood
AWRC Dine Out Event
Mar 02, 2023 6:00 PM
Sumo Sushi and Japanese Fusion
4-Way Test Speech Contest
Mar 08, 2023 7:30 AM
Annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest
Lin Erickson Exec Dir at The Da Vinci Science Car
Mar 22, 2023 7:30 AM
2023 Da Vinci Science Center Update
Patricia Mulqueen
Apr 12, 2023 7:30 AM
Classification Talk
Club Information
Allentown West

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Cedar Crest College, Tompkin's Conference Center
Adminstration Circle
Allentown, PA 18104
United States of America
We meet in person on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays. New location: Cedar Crest College, Tompkins Conference Center. Elevator is available. Park in LOT C. 3rd Wednesdays will remain zoom. Flex meetings/dining out first week of each month TBD, see calendar.
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