September 20, 2007


Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club
Rotary Shares

Vol. 81, No. 12                President – John Bickhart                     Editor – Dottie Anderson   *************************************************************************************

This Week: Sept. 27, 2007- Eric Dewald, Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, will be the speaker.  SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Note: meeting will be called to order at 12:05 p.m.

Sept. 20, 2007 – Twenty-four members, including new members Leo Mendonca and Mark Johnson, were present for this quarter’s Club Assembly. The Avenues of Service, after meeting as a group, referred the following to the Board for consideration: Club Service (Mike Flock reporting): come up with a way to remind members to report activities that qualify as a “meeting make-up” to the secretary (a sheet will be circulated at next week’s meeting to facilitate this). It was also noted that Mike Flock and Shawn Felty are beginning work on a Club Web Site; International Service (Mike Damiano reporting): asks board to reconsider budget cut from $1800 to $900 since they have more than one project and $900 alone is the cost of one Shelter Box. Committee is asked to get the Club back into the high school exchange program (which is $1200 a year); Vocational Service (Hal Schriver reporting): request that board reconsider cut in support of tuition for Free Enterprise week since purpose is vocational development and career awareness). It is suggested that the board develop a list of projects with brief description of each for distribution, to increase awareness of our existing projects. Community Service (Ken Miller reporting): suggestion to watch timing on meetings so that they end by 1 p.m. (hence forth meeting will be called to order at 12:05 instead of 12:15 to see if this helps with timing issue).

Announcements: *President John thanks all who worked on and for the 9/17 Golf tournament. Preliminary figures indicate about $15,000 raised. ** This Sat., Sept. 22 is the date for the Market Street Festival.  Remember your obligations for hours to work and/or pies, cakes, other baked goods for sale. No one has signed up for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. HELP. If you have one or both, wear your Rotary hat and/or shirt while working.***Oct. 16 – Halloween Parade.

Sergeant-at-arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: Tom Stem (sons athletic successes); Mike Hayes (leaving early and John Fischer’s work on Golf Tournament, and Harnum and Fischer challenge that raised money for summer seals camp); John Fischer (happy about tournament success, sorry missed Don Harnum’s name on program); Al Sobel (happy to be back); Bob Soper (thanks for 106 gifts for tournament and for spotters) Bob Fogle (help for the Mkt. St. Festival); Jack Rousch (Golf Tournament); Mark Johnson (son’s happy in studies at Wilkes and major contract for his company); and Earl Ferster (sad he missed being a spotter and happy with $30 plus in happy fines).

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe reported on success of Rotary partnerships in solving some world problems with water and medical supplies.

Future Programs:                              
Oct. 4 – Norma Henderson, Rotary Thank You 50 Years Later, very special dinner meeting, guests welcome, sign up sheet will circulate. The DG will be present for this event of import to this club and the district.. SVCC, fireplace room; 6 p.m. social hour, 7:00 p.m. dinner.
Oct. 11 – Dave Hall, President of the GSVCC, will be the speaker. Nominating Committee will be appointed.  SVCC, 11:45 a.m.
Oct. 18 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.
Oct. 25 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  Sept. 24 – Don Summers, Jr.  Oct. 10 – Kurt Kissinger; 12 – Steva Stowell-Hardcastle; 22 – John Reed.

Quotation:  “Questions are never indiscreet: answers sometimes are.”                           

                                                      –Oscar Wilde