March 20, 2008


     Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club
  Rotary Shares

Vol. 81, No. 37                   President – John Bickhart                   Editor – Dottie Anderson   *************************************************************************************

This Week: March 27, 2008 – Dawn Warren, Northwestern Family Services, will speak about therapeutic family care. Daffodils will be distributed to those who ordered them. If not picked up at this time, they will be given to the residents of Grayson View. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 20, 2008 – Thirty-two Rotarians and guests were present to hear a Senior Honors Project Case Study presentation by Amy Melillo on the ‘07 Summer Seals Day Camp and its impact on the life of an individual camper.  Dr. Anne Reeves, Head of the Education Department at Susquehanna University and a member of the SSDC Board, was present to introduce Amy. Amy is currently student teaching in Selinsgrove and enjoys continuing to see the campers.  There is every reason to be proud of this program and the way the teachers in it are “enriching lives one summer at a time.”  Fred Johnson introduced social studies teacher Bill Switala who in turn introduced Student of the Month Lauren Rambo (daughter of Rotarian Tom Rambo).  Lauren, who pursues multiple activities in addition to being an excellent student, plans to attend Bucknell University this fall.  Mike Hayes introduced his guests, Norma his office assistant and Joe and Judy Kleinbauer.  John Bickhart, Club President and sponsor, inducted Charlie McCuen, Esquire as a new member.  

Announcements: We host the GSE Team from Brazil April 13-19. **Dates of District Conference – April 11-13, in Williamsport. Members urged to attend.***Ken Miller extends thanks to the Borough crew for picking up the tree limbs at the Field.  New trees will be planted in the future.****West Snyder Club celebrates its 50th anniversary 4/15.

Acting Sergeant At Arms:  John Stokinger collected fines as follows: Fred Johnson (Happy Birthday, Student of the Month and teacher, building approvals happening, and Ohio State recruit); John Fischer (wishing Fred Schrek good wishes with hip replacement surgery and presence of Kleinbauer’s); Art Bowen (no money but Karen’s birthday); Mark Johnson (new dog from Mostly Mutts); Don Harnum (new born grandson); Jim Taylor (Sedona trip and beard); Toby Skinner (Irene’s has gotten its liquor license); Jerry Rhoads (South African trip); Tom Rambo (daughter’s accomplishments and son’s letter in wrestling, Mr. Switala’s good influence; Fred Johnson’s impact as superintendent; and SU student holiday); Mike Hayes (guest and supporters of SSDC); Hal Dunkleberger (not funding for Florida trip); and Earl Ferster ($40 plus).

Future Programs:                              

April 3 – Club Assembly – Please be prepared to report on your committee’s activities. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 10 – Michael Damiano will speak on a mission trip to Panama, partially supported by the Club. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 17 – SSVC, Social begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner and the Distinguished Service Award Presentation and GSE team program on Brazil. Sign up sheet is circulating. Partners and guests are more than welcome.  This is an evening not to be missed!

April 24 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  March 31 – Ken Milller. April 7 – Bob Soper and Ken Wagner; 20 – John Bickhart; 23 – Jim Taylor; 28 – Bob Fogle; 29 – Chuck Steininger.

Quotation:  “The best way to secure future happiness is to be as happy as is rightfully possible today.”  

                                                                     –Charles W. Eliot