April 2, 2009

                     Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                                        Make Dreams Real

Vol. 82, No. 36           President – Michael P. Hayes         Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: April 9, 2009 – Sue Greene, Associate Director of Penn State Continuing Education Department, will be the speaker.  John Bickhart hosts.  Jeff Edmunds presides.  SVCC,  


April 2, 2009 – Twenty plus members and guests were present at Sunbury Community Hospital conference room to learn about the new emergency room facility. Tom Gates served as host.  Interim CEO Cor Catena described the accomplishments of 2008 as Community Health Systems keeps its commitment to making a substantial capital investment in the 121 bed hospital. Over one million was invested in new equipment and infrastructure improvements in addition to the new ER.  Liz Bendas, Director of the Emergency Room described the improvements.  The ER is now triple its old size at 11,000 square feet and features 10 private exam rooms as well as specialized areas for orthopedic emergencies and OB/GYN emergencies. New member Brian Derr was present in addition to Dottie Anderson’s guest, Lynn Askew.

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. This is the 25th annual event and this year’s recipient is Eric Rowe. If you’ve missed signing up, or have additional guests, please call Joyce Anderson, 743-5745.

Future Programs:                              

April 16 – Distinguished Service Award Dinner, , 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,

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

May 7 – Snyder County Commissioners will be our speakers.  Paul Spiegel serves as host. SVCC,


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

May 15 – John Stokinger; 23 – Jack Roush

Quotation: “The wishbone will never replace the backbone.” Will Henry