Diane Donaher
District Governor 7430
Diane is a member of the Bethlehem Rotary Club and was a charter member of Bethlehem Morning Star Rotary Club formed in 1989.  She served as President of both clubs and Assistant Governor for Area 2. The Rotary International Council on Legislation voted to allow women as members of Rotary that year—can you image Rotary with only male members today?
With many stories to tell, Diane is grateful to have been part of these important years of Rotary International’s growth and development.  The early days were filled with community projects like ringing the bell for the Salvation Army (always accompanied by her children wearing Santa hats or reindeer antlers!) and fund-raising spaghetti dinners.
Having two small children and experiencing a job change, she moved to the Bethlehem Rotary Club in 2003 to change meeting time and location. As she learned more about Rotary and the opportunity to serve beyond her community, Diane was chair of the district Vocational Service Committee, participated on the Foundation Committee using her professional skills to serve, Diane chaired six District 7430 Conferences.  She is a Paul Harris Fellow +3 , Foundation Benefactor and Bequest Society Level 1 member with her husband, Dean. 
Diane’s vocation is nonprofit leadership.  She has inspired thousands of young people through her work with the SkillsUSA Council, led Civic Theatre of Allentown successfully through the Covid challenge and currently serves as Executive Director of Life House helping pregnant women experiencing homelessness with a safe place to be nurtured and mothers of infants with outreach support and material basic needs.   
She is a graduate of St Joseph’s University with a master’s degree in Training and Organizational Development and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).  Diane and Dean live in Bethlehem and cherish time with their grown children Darah and Drew.
Diane looks forward to working with all Rotarians this year as we “Create Hope in the World”!