January 8, 2009

                     Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                            Make Dreams Real

Vol. 82, No. 24                   President – Michael P. Hayes          Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: January 15, 2009 – Jessica Newell, Selinsgrove’s

Main Street

Manager, will present the program. Kinfolks, 11:45 a.m.


Jan. 8,  2009 – Thirty plus Rotarians were present for the first meeting of 2009, a Club Assembly at Kinfolks.  President Mike Hayes thanked the Spiegel’s for providing Kinfolks as the location of the January meetings. Convening within Avenues of Service to review progress on goals, reports “out” were provided: Kendra Aucker for Club Service (goal of having Web site up and operating as been met, despite reaching 1007 members, District may still be reapportioned, speakers have been confirmed thru mid March); Tom Gates for Vocational Service (request that members advise committee of any local industries/businesses they would like to tour); Ken Miller for Community Service (possible new areas of need identified are the Red Cross and local food banks; needs at Rotary Field for which grant money will be used include stump removal, tree plantings, pitcher’s cage, other maintenance) ; and Konrad Kempfe for International Service (thanks for Shelter Box donation; matching grant approval, Polio Plus annual goal surpassed, planning one more speaker this Rotary year.  


Announcements: Guests are welcome at Rural/Urban Night Program scheduled for Jan. 22, sign up sheet will be circulated at Jan. 15; in addition to Shelter Box, thank you also received from Free Enterprise Week program.

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe reported on a program in Honduras that built a village following hurricane Mitch and provided micro business loans and a program in Nigeria providing Safe Blood.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: Birthdays (Dottie Anderson, Shane Hendricks, Michael Damiano); from Jeff Edmunds (Earl Ferster doing well); Tom Gates (Eagle citing while jogging); John Stokinger (holidays and grandkids); Paul Speigel (having Club at Kinfolks, weather preventing daughter’s driving test); Konrad Kempfe (holiday travel); Mike Flock (opportunity to view Eagles fishing); Mike Damiano (2008 over); Bob Soper (holiday comings and goings); Donna Shuck (son cancer free); Nelson Bailey (Earl’s recovery, mother in law celebrating ChristmasJ); Joyce Anderson (Earl); Marv Rudnitsky (Rose Bowl).


Future Programs:                              

January 22 – Rural/Urban Night, Christ Community United Methodist Church.

3939 Park Road

, 6 p.m.  Chicken and Waffles.  Jerry Rhoades, host. Sign-up sheet will be circulated 1/15. Newsletter Editor will be John Stokinger.

January 29 – Classification/Vocational talk by Pat Pinkowski. Kinfolks, 11:45 a.m.

February 5 – Free Enterprise Week Scholarship Winner, hosted by Hal Schriver. Return to SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

February 1
2 – Leo Mendonca will present on his trip to Germany. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  Jan. 14 – Don Harnum; 24 – Mike Flock.  Feb. 3 – Toby Skinner; 7 – Shawn Felty; 11 – Michael Hayes; 21 – Donald Trapp; 25 – Mark Johnson.

Quotation: “They say you can’t do it, but remember, that doesn’t always work.”                                     Casey Stengel

Editor’s note from Earl Ferster: “To my wonderful Rotary friends, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for all your prayers, calls, cards and thoughtful expressions for me during my cancer recovery. It means a lot to have friends backing you at a time like this. I plan to be back meeting with you at Kinfolks next week.”