September 27, 2007


Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club
Rotary Shares

Vol. 81, No. 13                President – John Bickhart                     Editor – Dottie Anderson   *************************************************************************************

This Week: Oct. 4, 2007- Norma Henderson, Rotary Thank You 50 Years Later.  Partners and guests welcomed for this special evening event in the life of the Club and the District.  SVCC, 6:30 p.m. Social Time; 7:00 p.m. Dinner.

Sept. 27, 2007 – Thirty members, including the speaker and new members Leo Mendonca and Mark Johnson, were present for this meeting that was called to order at 12:05 p.m. and ended at 1:00 p.m. Mike Flock, on behalf of both the SAYF and the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, described the SAYF and the affiliate connection with the CSCF and then introduced Eric Dewald, Central Susquehanna Community Foundation CEO.  Eric was originally hired to be the CEO of the Berwick Health and Wellness Foundation which started as a result of the sale of the Berwick Hospital.  That fund is now part of the CSCF, along with 40 others, plus two affiliates, and provides professional management for approximately $38 million in total. The new flyer about the SAYF (started with $10,000 from the Club and now valued at about $400,000) was circulated as well as the Annual Report of the CSCF. A community foundation provides an excellent way for all to become philanthropists.

Announcements: *Thank are extended to all who helped at the Market St. Festival.**Oct. 16 – Halloween Parade. ***Practice began today of circulating a sheet to record any activity completed on behalf of Rotary that can count for a meeting make-up. ****A substitute newsletter editor is needed for Nov. 8 and 15.

*****The club endorsed Leo Mendonca’s application to be the team leader for the outgoing GSE Team that will go to Brazil and John Bickhart announced that he has put in for us to host the inbound team for a week.******Market St. Festival proceeds were $600, the next Board Meeting is Tu. 10/2 at 7:30 a.m. at the Kind Café.

Acting Sergeant-at-arms: John Stokinger collected fines as follows: from Don Summers, Jr. (late and happy birthday); from himself (attending the Midland Ontario Club); Joyce Anderson (eye surgery over and granddaughter’s grade since National Anthem at football game); Nelson Bailey (twin daughter’s birthday and return from abroad); Fred Johnson (for speaker despite football Seals vs. Berwick; and for positive people); Erick Dewald (raised the fine to $3); John Fischer (Eric’s visit and help with SAYF); Bob Soper (same) John Bickhart (Fred’s understatement); Jack Rousch (positive despite sandwiches); Kendra Aucker (leaving early); and Earl Ferster ($30 plus and three members with perfect attendance in this quarter).  

Future Programs:                              
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.
Nov. 1 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:   Oct. 10 – Kurt Kissinger; 12 – Steva Stowell-Hardcastle; 22 – John Reed.  Nov. 2 – Chris Kenawell; 6- Donna Shuck; 8 – Jerry Rhoads; 15 – Art Bowen; 23 – Brad Buck; 29 – Paul Spiegel.

Quotation:  “Sow good services; sweet remembrances will grow from them.”                                    

                                                             –Madame de Stael