May 8, 2008

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club
Rotary Shares

Vol. 81, No. 44                President – John Bickhart                       Editor – Michael Hayes   *************************************************************************************

This Week: 2007-2008 Selinsgrove Area Youth Foundation/Rotary Club Scholarship recipients will be honored, and Roxanne Seltzer will present a short practice speech entitled, “Disappearance of the American Farmer,” with a Q&A period to follow.

May 8, 2008 30 Rotarians enjoyed a presentation by Jennifer L. Lee, FLA, Senior Project Manager from Derck & Edson, and Michael Coyne, SU’s VP of Finance and Treasurer, about the new science building, University Avenue improvements, and West Village housing. Ms. Lee shared an overview of the University’s current master plan. The West Village housing project (completed in phases) will add significantly to the University’s housing capacity, and the project design is sustainable with LEAD certification. Two buildings (second phase) are under construction currently with projected completion in August ’08. The new science center will be erected (beginning late this spring) in the parking lot across from Seibert Hall – directly in front of the SU Children’s Center and will also be LEAD certified. Completion if projected for August ’10. Proposed improvements to University are being discussed with the Borough, which are intended to slow down traffic and increase pedestrian safety. Cross walks and redesigned curbing/surrounding material will convey to motorists the need to slow their driving speed – as if they’re driving through campus. Three completed memorial spaces were shown at various locations on campus.

Announcements: May 8th – Bloomsburg Rotary’s golf tournament and June 2nd – Downtown Lewisburg’s golf tournament.* The Club’s annual chicken b-b-q will occur on Saturday, June 7th; tickets 10 dinner/6 half tickets will be distributed next week with payment due by Thursday, June 5th; volunteers are needed to assist Bob F. and company on 6/7.** Every Rotarian Every Year – each member is encouraged to make an anuual $100 contribution to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) no later than June 30, 2008, which will be credited toward Paul Harris Fellow recognition.***

Sergeant At Arms:  Marv R. collected fines as follows: Mark J. (SAHS band concert), Harry D. (leaving early), John F (leaving early), Brian B (thanks to the Sopers for concert tickets, girls field hockey, nuptial ceremony in 2 wks – congratulation’s Brian), Michael D (conference in AZ, golf eagles – we won’t mention the bogies), Marvin R (SV choral concert – daughter’s performance), Earl F (for Fred J and being happy). A birthday fine was collected from Bob F. A picture fine was collected from Bob S. for photograph in The Daily Item.

New Members proposed: Dr. Donald Tripp, new area resident, retired physician and prior Rotarian, is proposed as a new member. Any objections should be conveyed to President John within 3 days of this notice. Anthony Tortulla, new area resident and CFO at Sunbury Community Hospital, is proposed as a new member. Any objections should be conveyed to President John within 10 days of this notice. 

Future Programs:         &

May 22 – Shawn Felty, Sire Advertising, to talk about our Club’s new webpage. SVCC,

May 29 – Michael Damiano and Pastor Bill Miller will share their missionary work in Panama. SVCC,

Birthdays:  May 23 – Jack Roush; June 29 – Tom Rambo.

Quotation: "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” 
  – Henry David Thoreau