August 23, 2007


Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club
Rotary Shares


Vol. 81, No. 8                  President – John Bickhart                     Editor – Dottie Anderson

This Week: Aug. 30, 2007- Club Assembly. Agenda: 1. discuss 07-08 budget and special projects, and 2. learn about the changes in membership proposal procedures.  SVCC, 11:45 am.

August 23, 2007 – Approximately 30 members and members and guests were present for this power-point presentation about the ‘07 Summer Seals Program by Dr. Michael Hayes.  Joyce Anderson (we are delighted she is back) introduced her granddaughter, Gwen Anderson, a new 4th grade student; Steva Stowell introduced Melissa Frank, an optometrist recently arrived in the area. Thanks extended to Shawn Felty for the in-kind contribution of brochures and shirts for the Summer Seals program. Preliminary data indicate a slight improvement in word’s per minute read and a 10% improvement in math by the students attending the summer program. The power-point presentation prepared by Director Lauren Bush was enjoyable and enabled a better understanding of the nature of the program and the growth and enjoyment experienced by participants.  Michael thanked all who helped with the program, both with time and financial contributions.  Editorial note: Michael’s persistence has much to do with making this program happen and continue – we are in his debt for his hard work on behalf of children.


Announcements: *The Golf tournament is scheduled for 9/17, brochures are available by the badge box.**Sept. 22 is the date for the Market Street Festival.***See President John for additional info on the following RI items: 11/3 United Nations Day; proposed District Membership Workshop; Blue Planet Run.

Acting Sergeant-at-arms: John Bickhart collected fines as follows: from Dottie Anderson (for Irene’s); Art Bowen (safe return of his brothers; Idaho raft trip; Joyce being back; and Irene’s); Joyce Anderson (granddaughter and birthday – giving as much money as are old); Fred Johnson (PSSA test scores, Elementary school building project); Mike Flock (daughter and grandson visiting); Paul Spiegel (successful MS fund raiser fashion show in the horse barn; being with granddaughter at 1 year and first time at the beach); Steva Stowel (her guest); Hal Schriver (retrieving Ann’s luggage after 22 days); and Earl Ferster (near $100 in fines).

Future Programs:        
Sept. 6 – Todd Snyder, President of T Snyder Consulting, will talk about Selinsgrove WiFi project, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.
Sept. 13 – Selinsgrove Club, with Fred Johnson serving as host, holds Coach’s Night with the Sunbury Club at the SVCC, 6:00 p.m., guests welcome. Sign-up sheet circulating. Newsletter editor needed.
Sept. 20 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.
Sept. 27 – Speaker will be Eric Dewald from the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

  Aug. 30 – Jay Lemons.  Sept. 3 – Tom Gates; 5 – John Fischer;  9 – Hal Schriver; 24 – Don Summers, Jr.


Quotation:  “When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going.  My success is based on persistence, not luck.”  –Estee Lauder