Sept. 25, 2008

                                        Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                                        Make Dreams Real

Vol. 82, No. 12                      President – Michael P. Hayes                       Editor – Dottie Anderson  


This Week: October 2, 2008 – Vocational Tour and lunch at Sunbury Generation in Shamokin Dam.  Tom Gates is our host. 

Sept.25, 2008 – Twenty-nine Rotarians and one guest listened to fellow Rotarian attorney Marvin Rudnitsky speak about planning for disability.  Marv began by sharing the statistic that only 44% of all people have a will, and far less have a power of attorney.  When planning for a loved one, disinheritance issues need to be considered for a special needs child or parent.  Also, the power to sign your loved one’s name needs to be considered.  This can be done through a power of attorney or the establishment of guardianship.  In planning for yourself, you need a power of attorney to handle your financial affairs, including retirement assets, social security, income tax matters, and estate planning.  Your also need to establish a health care proxy so someone can make decisions for you if you are unable to do so yourself.  Also, a living will and an anatomical gift form should be considered.  Marv also discussed the ways in which long term care is paid (personal assets/family, Medicare/Medicare supplement, long term care insurance, Medicaid) and how this can affect your future and that of your family. 

Abby Yavorek, the High School Student of the Month for September, was the Club’s guest.

Mike Flock and Art Bowen presented four way test personal examples.

Announcements: Joyce Anderson congratulated Bob Soper on the anniversary of his membership with the Selinsgrove Rotary Club.  Bob became a Rotarian on September 30, 1969 and is a third generation Rotarian.  Joyce presented Bob with a bouquet of yellow roses.  **Saturday marks the Club’s annual participation in the Selinsgrove Market Street Festival.  Volunteer help is still needed.  Please see John Bickhart.  ***On October 4, Susquehanna University will hold its Homecoming Day.  The Club will offer its Purple Pinkies for Polio activity at the event.  ****A thank you note from Chris Kenawell and his wife was read, thanking the Club members for their gifts in honor of the birth of their daughter, Addison. 

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe shared information about the fact that the Canadian government has committed $30 million Canadian dollars to help eliminate polio in Africa.  This follows a previous commitment of $60 million by the government to polio eradication in Afghanistan. 

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: Don Summers (Birthday); Jeff Reber (graduate of the American Banking Association School);  Marv Rudnitsky (absences because of trip to Italy and speaking engagements); Mike Flock (in honor of Abby Yavorek); John Fisher (Abby Yavorek, the Golf Tournament raising $17,000, and thanks to Ken Miller); Bob Soper (thanks for honoring his service); Fred Johnson (Abby Yavorek, her teacher who could not be present, Bob Soper, and Earl Ferster’s contribution); Ken Miller (trip to Denver to visit his son and family); Nelson Bailey (honor of his twin daughters’ birthdays); Donna Schuck (Abby and great welcome back to the Club); and Toby Skinner (Joyce Anderson’s chocolate contributions each week and Abby).

Future Programs:                              

Oct. 9 – Club Assembly. Web Management on the agenda presented by Shawn Felty. John Stokinger will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Oct. 16 – Coaches Night with the Sunbury Rotary, Dinner at 6:00 p.m., Edison Hotel, Sunbury. Sign up sheet will be circulated.  Confirmation is needed by October 8th.  Newsletter editor needed.

Oct. 23 – Michael Piecuch, Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House Representative Dennis O’Brien, will be the featured speaker. John Stokinger will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Oct. 30 – Joseph McGranaghan, member of the Government Affairs Committee of the GSV Chamber of Commerce, will address the Club on the Susquehanna Valley Thruway Project. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 6 – Hospice Care / SUN Home Health CEO.  Steve Richard will speak.  Jan Wilson hosts. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 13 – Veteran’s Day presentation by Robert Rachau, Post Commander of the VFW Post 6631.  SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 20 – Presentation on energy conservation by Megan Epler and Jess Scott from SEDA-COG.  SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 27 – Happy Thanksgiving.  No meeting.

Birthdays:  Sept. 24 – Don Summers, Jr.;  Oct. 12 – Steva Stowell-Hardcastle; 22 – John Reed;  Nov. 2 – Chris Kenawell;

6 – Donna Schuck; 8 – Jerry Rhoades; 15 –Art Bowen; 29 – Paul Spiegel.

Quotation:  “Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.”  Martin Luther