December 11, 2008

                     Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                                        Make Dreams Real

Vol. 82, No. 22                   President – Michael P. Hayes            Editor – Dottie Anderson  


This Week: December 18, 2008 – Family Holiday Party.  Entertainment provided by members of the Selinsgrove High School Chorus and Band. New Member(s) induction. If you’ve missed signing up, you can do so by calling Joyce Anderson no later than Sunday, 12/14. SVCC, 6:00 p.m.

Dec. 11. 2008 – Thirty-five plus Rotarians and guests were present to hear Dr. Juan Delgado speak about his native land, Peru. A democratic country of about 22 million, half of that number resides in the capital, Lima.  Peru is known as a country of contrasts, as the coast is very arid, then it moves to the Amazon jungle and rain forest area, then the mountains.  Since 1995, businesses have been privatized and the economy has improved.  The enigma of the Nazca Lines and the Incan Citadel at Machu Picchu are major areas of interest for visitors to Peru.  Examples of the four way test: receipt of the $25,000 matching grant to pay for the construction of a hydrotherapy pool for children in Brazil; the SSDC receiving a $4600 grant from the Sunbury Area Health Foundation; John Fischer (Mike Hayes going to the movies with Mike F this Friday); Mike Flock (gifts for children); Fred Johnson (Teacher’s Association designating funds from dress down day for Polio Plus).  Guests: Don Harnum introduced Peggy Reichenbach of Big Brothers/Sisters program (here to receive donation from the SAYF) and Fred Johnson introduced Paulette Armbruster who introduced Student of the Month Morgan Botdorf.  Morgan is the Borough of Selinsgrove’s first junior council person, a member of the honor society and the high school Student Council; she hopes to attend F and M in the fall to study psychology or political science.  Konrad Kempfe introduced Mike Damiano’s secretary here to assist with visual aids for our speaker.

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Announcements: Members have generously given to purchase gifts and clothing for our Christmas Family. Presents needed for boys aged 2, 3, and 8.  If you’ve purchased a gift, please bring it to the 12/18 holiday party.


Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: for birthdays from himself and Judy Spiegel; from Dottie Anderson (Selinsgrove pool groundbreaking, SSDC grant, and Morgan); Charlie McCuen (Leo’s return and surviving another birthday); Leo Mendonca (terrific trip to Berlin); Don Harnum (guest and SAYF donation); Bob Soper (pool); Jennifer Johnston (tree fest and brother safety home); Kendra Aucker (late); Konrad Kempfe (guest speaker); Mike Hayes (Rob Wynne and Pauletter Armbruster); Mike Flock (picture in papter) and Earl Ferster (happy and way more than $15) .

New Member Proposal:  Mr. Colby Longenberger, Director of Sales for Integrity Care and graduate of  Susquehanna , sponsored by Art Bowen.    Any objections should be conveyed to President Mike Hayes with in 7 days of this notice.

Future Programs:                              

Dec. 25 – Christmas Day. No Meeting.

Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day. No Meeting.

January 8 – Club Assembly followed by Selinsgrove “undeorating.” Kinfolks, 11:45 a.m.

January 15 – Classification/Vocational talks. Kinfolks, 11:45 a.m.

January 22 – Rural/Urban Night, Christ Community United Methodist Church. 6 p.m.  Chicken and Waffles.  Jerry Rhoades, host.


Birthdays:  Dec.15 – Nelson Bailey; 30 – Dottie Anderson; 31 – Donna Long. Jan. 3 – Shane Hendricks; 5 – Michael Damiano; 14 – Don Harnum; 24 – Mike Flock.

Quotation: “Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood.”    

                                                                   Louise Beal