A meet-and-greet to explore the creation of a Rotary club in the Slate Belt will be held on May 17. Sponsored by Rotary District 7410 and District Governor Paul O'Malia, the event will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Jaid's Lounge on Broadway in Wind Gap. Light hors d'oeuvre will be served and there will be a cash bar.

The West End Rotary Club of Brodheadsville has offered to sponsor the new club.

The areas of the Bangor and Pen Argyl school districts are not serviced by a Rotary club," said Karin-Susan Breitlauch, West End Rotary president and district membership development chair. "This opportunity for service, fellowship and networking will be invaluable to the community and to the individuals who choose this path of service."

Interested parties may contact her at ksbvet@ptd.net or (610) 390-0351.

Rotary International is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace throughout the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members belonging to 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary celebrated 100 years of service in 2005. The Rotary Foundation has awarded more than $2.1 billion in grants, which are administered at the local level by Rotary clubs.

Rotary clubs exist to improve communities through a range of humanitarian, intercultural and educational activities. Clubs advance international understanding by partnering with clubs in other countries. Rotary also encourages high ethical standards in all vocations. Rotary clubs address critical issues at home and abroad by providing health care and medical supplies, clean water, food, job training, youth development, and education to millions of people in need.

For more information visit Rotary International at http://rotary.org/.