April 10, 2008

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club
Rotary Shares

Vol. 81, No. 40                President – John Bickhart                     Editor – Dottie Anderson   *************************************************************************************

This Week: April 17, 2008 – Distinguished Service Award AND General Study Exchange Team from Brazil presentations. The team is here from April 13 to 19). Social begins at 6, followed by dinner at 6:30, SVCC. All members, along with guests, are urged to attend this important event in the life of the Selinsgrove Area Club. If you’ve missed signing up, call Joyce Anderson by Monday, 4/14.

April 10, 2008 – Twenty-nine Rotarians and a guest (Mike Damiano’s friend Sandy Bieber) were present for Rotarian Michael Damiano’s talk, Understanding Volatile Markets.  The change to this topic occurred because his Pastor was too ill to be present at today’s meeting. Covering topics such as inflation, Real Estate, and recession looked at from an historical perspective, the advice is that people should invest for the long term, purchasing quality products, and being sure their portfolio is diverse and not all in one market sector.  In preparation for the GSE Team visit and with Leo Mendonca’s assistance the members “practiced” some Portuguese phrases such as “Oi, tudo beni?” (Hi, how are you?) and “Meu nome e’….”(My name is…..).  President Bickhart spoke about Bob Burd and his many contributions to both the Club and the community at large.

Announcements: The West Snyder Club (which the Selinsgrove Club sponsored) celebrates its 50th anniversary 4/15, at the Beavertown Fire Hall at a cost of $15 per person.  If you plan to attend contact Tammy Hassinger at 658-7760.*Shane Hendricks will be working at Rotary Field 4/14-19 on projects to get the field sanctioned as a location for Little League International games. Anyone who can helps is asked to be present between 8 a.m. and noon or noon to 3 or 4 p.m. every day next week.**Substitute newsletter editor is needed for May 1 and 8. Tell Dottie if you can help.

Acting Sergeant At Arms:  Konrad Kempfe collected fines as follows: from Bob Soper (his birthday); Jeff Edmunds (in Bob Burd’s memory); Tom Gates (also in Bob Burd’s memory as the Club member who started Coach’s Night program); Jeff Reber (leaving early); Art Bowen (return from Florida and New Orleans and grandchildren); Harry Derr and Charlie McCuen (co-hosts for the Art Council’s first Selinsgrove First Friday this year – May 2); Fred Johnson (for Earl and happy to be back); and Earl Ferster ($15 plus).

Future Programs:
April 24 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 1 – Mark Barnhardt, Principle-in-Charge; Jim Martin, Project Manager and Leah Shiley, Director of Business Development, all with EI Associates, Inc., will make a presentation about the Selinsgrove Elementary School project. SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Newsletter editor needed.

May 8 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Newsletter editor needed.

May 15 – 2007-08 Scholarship Recipients will be featured. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  April 20 – John Bickhart; 23 – Jim Taylor; 28 – Bob Fogle; 29 – Chuck Steininger. May 15 – John Stokinger; 23 – Jack Roush.

Quotation:  “The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”          

                                                               –Muhammad  Ali