Jan. 29, 2009

                     Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                                        Make Dreams Real

Vol. 82, No. 27                     President – Michael P. Hayes         Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: Feb. 5, 2009Free Enterprise Week Scholarship Recipients will present with Hal Schriver serving as host.  SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Jan. 29,  2009 – Thirty plus Rotarians were present for new member Bill Clark’s classification/vocational talk.  Bill was born and raised on a farm outside of Danville. Following high school graduation and some fun years, he volunteered for the service, and was stationed in Alaska for his entire tour.  After returning to the area and marrying, he attended Susquehanna University.  Following graduation as an Accounting major, he joined Don Fisher’s firm which eventually became Fisher, Clark and Lauer.  Longtime Rotarian Norm Lauer and Bill were classmates at SU and partners in the firm.  Bill and his wife have four grown children.  In the early years, while Norm was a Rotarian, Bill was a member of the Kiwanis Club until becoming President of the CPA professional chapter.  Bob Soper “Rotary Highlights” presentation was about the 1985 puzzle fundraising project which earned the Club $1800.67 in 1986, 23 years ago.  The puzzle was a picture of Selinsgrove with several businesses as sponsors and named on the puzzle.  Hal Schriver was Club President that year. Note to Ken Miller and Mike Hayes: remember the globe and the book.  

Announcements: The secretary position for the ‘09-‘10 Board is open.  It is a position which requires a person who is computer literate and proficient with e-mail and able to provide data and reports to Rotary International and District 7370 via the computer.  A nomination and/or a volunteer for the Secretary position is welcomed by the board and this information should be shared and discussed with current President Elect, Jeff Edmunds. *Mike Flock requests nominations for this year’s Distinguished Service Award – nomination form is available.**Selinsgrove Rec met after this meeting to beginning planning for spring projects.

Acting Sergeant at Arms: Konrad Kempfe collected fines as follows: from Joyce Anderson (Jeff Edmunds 5th anniversary as a Rotarian, Bill Clark’s speaking on short notice, and Jerry Rhoads work for urban/rural night); John Stokinger (using 4 Way Test for his Leadership Credo); Jerry Rhoads (urban/rural night went well but wishes attendance matched signups); Jack Roush (another great granddaughter); Mary Peterhaensel (no till farming); Earl Ferster (happy to be well and for Fred Johnson); Mike Hayes (thank you to the Speigel’s for hosting us at Kinfolks for the month); himself (a penalty). 

Future Programs:                              

February 12 – Leo Mendonca will present on his trip to Germany. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

February 19 – Principal Terry Heintzelman presents Summer Seals Day Camp evaluations. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

February 26 – Cathy Teischer, Executive Director of Haven Ministries, a shelter for the homeless, will be the speaker. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 5 – Andrew Miller, Execut
ive Director of Susquehanna River Visitors Bureau will speak on “Trends for the Valley” SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 12 – James Gruber, District Governor, will be the speaker for “Pin Day”.  All Rotarians are encouraged to wear your Rotary Pins. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:   Feb. 3 – Toby Skinner; 7 – Shawn Felty; 11 – Michael Hayes; 21 – Donald Trapp; 25 – Mark Johnson.

Quotation: Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is       easier.    Eleanor Roosevelt