November 6, 2008

                                        Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                                        Make Dreams Real

Vol. 82, No. 18                   President – Michael P. Hayes           Editor – Dottie Anderson  


This Week: November 13, 2008 – Veteran’s Day presentation by Robert Rachau, Post Commander of the VFW Post 6631. Club Members who are veterans are asked to sit at the center table for special recognition of service. Postponed from 11/6, the Nominations Committee is to present complete slate for 09-10 Officers and Directors, and Selinsgrove Rec., Inc. members. Board Meeting follows the regular meeting. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 6, 2008 – Twenty-nine Rotarians and guests were present to hear Steve Richard, CEO of SUN Home Health and Hospice, describe the development of the SUN Home Hospice Care Center on the third floor at Sunbury Community Hospital.  He was introduced by Jan Wilson, Lewisburg Sunrise Club and winner of this year’s Athena Award. This is designed as an inpatient hospice unit that will provide a comfortable alternative for Hospice patients who are experiencing issues in pain and symptom control or who are in need of respite care.  Designed to feel home-like, the plan includes a place for family members to stay as long as 24 hours a day.  It is anticipated that the state will be signing off on the plans sometime today, so renovations can begin.  It will cost about $600,000 to complete and it is hoped that it can be opened early in 2009. Support is sought both financially and for volunteers.  President Mike introduced new member Jennifer Johnston, and guests Pat Pinkowski and Norm Hessel (John Fischer’s friend).  Art Bowen presented John Stokinger with his “I’ve got mine” sticker.  Making dreams real examples included the election, Jan Wilson’s Athena Award, and more.   

Announcements: Rotarians are asked to sign up for time to help at a Purple Pinkie Polio Plus event on Nov. 22 at Susquehanna University during the Pepsi Tip-Off Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament.  Times: 3-7 p.m.  We will be assisted by members of the cross country and track and field teams.  Please tell Mike Hayes if you can help.**Art Bowen confirms that the Rotary Family Holiday Party will occur at 6 p.m. on December 18.  Please put this on your calendar and invite your family to join you for this celebratory event. A sign up sheet will be circulated later this month.***Tree Fest will be held Dec. 5-19 at the All Saints Episcopal Church Social Hall – Rotary is doing a tree based on the book No Matter What by Debi Gliori.****The SAYF will benefit from a hot dog and soda lunch stand as part of the Grand Opening of Dick’s Sporting Goods, this Sunday 11/9 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.*****Konrad Kempfe reports that the Schreck’s are in good health and doing well.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: happy birthday Jerry Rhoades; himself (opening of daughter’s store in State College and the history making election);Mike Flock (Jan Wilson and the fine women of Rotary); Mary Peterhaensel (election); Tome Gates (Dick’s Sporting Good grand opening event); John Fischer (Athena Award winter Jan, his guest, and donation to the SAYF); John Stokinger ($26 more in the globe for Polio Plus and Art Bowen will have the globe the next two weeks); Joyce Anderson (Jan and Steve Richard); Norm Hessel (happy to be here with John Fischer); Kendra Aucker (Jan Wilson, the election, and girl’s field hockey); Bob Soper and Toby Skinner (Jan Wilson); and Earl Ferster (plus $15 and the election).

Future Programs:                              

Nov. 20 – Presentation on energy conservation by Megan Epler and Jess Scott from SEDA-COG.  Convene Annual Meeting for purpose of electing 09-10 Officers and Directors. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 27 – Happy Thanksgiving.  No meeting.

Dec. 4 – L. Jay Lemons, President of Susquehanna University, will be the speaker. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 11 – Dr. Juan Delgado, Trip to Peru, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 18 – Family Holiday Party, guests welcome, 6:00 p.m., SVCC. Sign up sheet will be circulated.


Birthdays:  Nov. 15 –Art Bowen; 29 – Paul Spiegel. Dec. 5 – Judy Spiegel; 8 – Charlie McCuen; 10 – Marv Rudnitsky, Jeff Edmunds; 15 – Nelson Bailey; 30 – Dottie Anderson; 31 – Donna Long.

Quotation: “I still believe there can be a day when we will have true freedom: a day when we can all get along regardless of our race. This is not a dream. It is alive within the ability of us all.”     Rosa Parks