October 18, 2007


Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club
Rotary Shares

Vol. 81, No. 16                President – John Bickhart                     Editor – Dottie Anderson   *************************************************************************************

This Week: Oct. 25, 2007- New member Mark Johnson will give his classification/vocational talk.  SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Oct 18, 2007Twenty-six Rotarians and guests were present to hear Ben Haskins describe the work of the Linn Land and Waterway Conservancy. Named after Attorney Merrill Linn, founded in 1988, the Conservancy now holds easements on 650 acres in Union and upper Northumberland Counties.  They can now hold easements in Snyder Ct. as well.  The work of the conservancy is led by a volunteer board from a “workers” base of about 300.  Mr. Haskins is the only employee and he is p/t in that position.  His previous work was with World Vision, engaged in anti-poverty work.  The video describing the work of the Conservancy was very informative and those present asked many questions.  Fred Johnson introduced his guests, history teacher Truly Walters-Zimmerman, who in turn introduced student of the month, Kirsten Krebs.  Kristen is a member of the 20 and 0 field hockey team, track team, honor society, takes mission trips with her church, and is an applicant to Yale where she plans to study pre-med

Announcements: *Thanks are extended to those who assisted at the Oct. 16 – Halloween Parade. ** The Nominations Committee (Mike Flock, Mike Damiano, and John Bickhart) will report to the Club on Nov. 1.  Candidates needed for President Elect, Vice President and Community Service Director.**Remember to inform John Stokinger of meeting make-ups.

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe reported on the OASIS program in Brazil designed to teach working skills to poor children. 

Sergeant at Arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: from Kendra Aucker (in honor of Kirsten’s modesty in describing self); Hal Dunkleberger (Club’s front page coverage); Ken Miller (Kirsten and all those Rotary connected stars on the Field Hockey Team); Tom Gates (SAYF donation received in honor of Art Bowen from his employees); John Fischer (Florida trip); Al Sobel (Fred’s guests and missed meetings); Art Bowen (Econ. PA award, Kirsten); Mary Peterhaensel (thanks to those who helped with the parade); and Mike Hayes (leaving early).

Future Programs:                              

Nov. 1 – Leo Mendonca’s rescheduled classification/vocational talk.  Report from Nominating Committee will be given. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 8 – Annual Meeting, Election of Officers, Mike Hayes will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 15