March 26, 2009

                     Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                                        Make Dreams Real

Vol. 82, No. 35                    President – Michael P. Hayes         Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: April 2, 2009 – Lunch and tour of the new Emergency Room facilities at Sunbury Community Hospital. Host: Tom Gates. If you’ve missed signing up, please call Joyce Anderson. 11:45 a.m.  Enter at main entrance of the hospital and proceed to conference room.


Mar. 26, 2009 – Thirty plus members and guests were present as John Bohn spoke of his work at the SUN Area Vocational and Technical School.  Retiring after 37 years as a teacher and Administrative Director, Jack spoke about the changes from the days of manual labor to today’s diagnostic technology and professional certifications. The name of the school will change this fall to the SUN Area Technical Institute to reflect both the diagnostic technology changes and the fact that 40% of the students now go on for either two or four year baccalaureate degrees.  In introducing Jack, President Michael spoke of all of the ways in which the work of Jack and his staff make dreams real for young people in the valley. Dottie Anderson introduced Chelsea Lepore to the members.  She is applying for the Ambassadorial Scholarship and needs our endorsement to go on to the District level.  A junior at SU, Chelsea is pursuing a double major in Communications-Secondary Education and Theatre. Her purpose of study would be to attend the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy.  Ken Miller introduced his guest, Mike Sholley, Snyder County District Attorney.

Announcements: A sign up sheet is circulating for the Distinguished Service Award Dinner, April 16 – please invite partner and/or other guests and plan to attend this special Rotary Event.*John Fischer reminds all that June 4 is the date for a special evening celebration at the SVCC in recognition of the 15th anniversary of the Selinsgrove Area Youth Foundation. Do plan to attend.**Earth Day is Saturday – remember to turn off your lights for one hour starting at 8:30 p.m,     

Acting Sergeant at arms:  Konrad Kempfe collected fines as follows: Happy Birthday Ken Miller, picture in paper Don Harnum; from Joyce Anderson (in recognition of Jack Bohn’s retirement and leaving early for granddaughter’s play); Don Harnum (East Snyder Park progress); Bob Fogle (Florida 10 days); Mike Hayes (Jack Bohn, Bob Fogle, and Earl Ferster and Chris Kenawell’s $50 for Polio Plus); Charlie McCuen (son’s 4.0 in Japan); Jerry Rhoades (Puerto Rico trip); John Reed (leaving early); Art Bowen (Jack’s work and Myrtle Beach trip); Nelson Bailey (twin son’s successes); Mary Peterhaensel (Happy Birthday and don’t sing); and Earl Ferster (+$15).

Future Programs:                              

April 9 – Sue Greene, Associate Director, Penn State Continuing Education, The Penn State University. Host: John Bickhart. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 16 – Distinguished Service Award Dinner, 6:00 p.m., SVCC.  Guests welcome. Don Harnum, MC.  Sign-up sheet circulating. All Rotarians are urged to attend this special event in the Rotary year. 

April 23 – The Answer Department, Kurt Steckal speaker, John Bickhart host, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 30 – Dr. Alicia Jackson, Dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business of Susquehanna University will be the speaker. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:    April 7 – Bob Soper, Ken Wagner; 20 – John Bickhart; 23 – Jim Taylor; 28 – Bob Fogle.

Quotation: “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”         Ralph Waldo Emerson