July 31, 2008


Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club
Make Dreams Real

Vol. 82, No. 4               President – Michael P. Hayes               Editor – Dottie Anderson *******************************************************************************

This Week: August 7, 2008 – Rotarian Konrad Kempfe will speak about the International Polio plus Program. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

July 31, 2008 – Twenty-eight Rotarians and guests were present for District Governor A. James Gruber’s official visit to the Selinsgrove Club. He shared the 08-09 areas of concern and goals for both International Rotary and District 7370. The four areas of concern are hunger, health, water, and literacy.  The District goals include raising membership to 1100 by Dec. 31, meeting the challenge of every member every year giving $100 to the Foundation (the DG gave us our own world bank for collecting change); every Club being represented at every District event; and helping with this year’s GSE Team, both identifying persons to go to and hosting members from Korea. A gift exchange followed the presentation (thank you Leo Mendonca for the art work). Making 4 Way Test real examples: Don Harnum’s prisoner visitation participation and Dottie Anderson’s China presentation to the SSDC attendees. Guests in addition to the DG were his wife Darcie (of the Ashland Club) and Assistant Governor K. D. Minier from the Muncy Club.

Announcements: The Club website went live on July 1 – http// www.selinsgroverotary.org.  Check it out and follow procedures to obtain access to the membership list and information.*Bob Soper shared that the Club President from 54-55, Robert Montgomery, died recently at the age of ‘94.**President Mike circulated the make-up sheet, circulated the District Newsletter, announced the closing event for the SSDC (5 p.m. Friday 8/1); has the information about the Rotary Leadership Institute, 10/11 in Berwick – see him.***The Board approved 08-09 Budget at the meeting following today’s Club meeting.

Sergeant-at-arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: from himself (for Joyce “candy person” Anderson and Don “prisoner visitor” Harnum); John Fischer (bad singing); A. James Gruber (visit with about to be 100 year old); Mike Flock (working at Norry Bank with long time friends and colleagues); Don Harnum (Rhine River cruise with Connie and Taylor’s); Kendra Aucker (Rehoboth vacation and visit at American); K D Minier (being here); Joyce Anderson (our three guests); Mike Hayes (guests and Donna being back); Donna Long (being back and baseball treats); and Earl Ferster (his table and plus $15).


Future Programs:                              

Aug 14 – Club hosts 15 student visitors from Senshu University, Tokyo, Japan, who are at Susquehanna University, along with program director, Mimi Rice. Fireplace Room, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Aug 21 – Megen Will of the Clinical Outcomes Group will speak about “Substance Abuse among Children,”  SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Aug. 28 – An International Education Program presented by Prof. Henrietta Loub, Unisia University, South Africa. Leo Mendonca is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 4 – New Member Classification/Vocational talks. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  August 10 – Tom Stem; 15 – Kendra Aucker; 16 – Earl Ferster & Konrad Kempfe; 30 – Jay Lemons.

Quotation:  “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” &nbsp

;                                               George Eliot