June 4,2009

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

      Make Dreams Real

Vol. 82, No. 45             President – Michael P. Hayes        Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: June11 Family Picnic, poolside, SVCC, 6:00 p.m. In doors at the SVCC if it rains, this event is especially designed for members with children and grandchildren. $13.95 for adults, ½ price for children under ag e 14. Call Joyce Anderson at 743-5745 by June 5 if you’ve missed signing up.


June 4, 2009 – Thirty plus Rotarians and guests were present to here Richard Smith, Chief Operating Officer of Evangelical Community Hospital, speak about the strategic planning process that has led to identifying key initiatives for growth and or change/elimination in the services of the hospital.  Over time we will see growth in cardiovascular services, orthopedic care, women’s health, and new physicians: ENT, Spine surgeon, vascular surgeon. Home Health will transition from the hospital to another agency, as will the home health pharmacy. Mr. Smith was introduced by his colleague and Rotarian, Kendra Aucker. He is originally from Baltimore, completing degrees at Morgan State and Univ. of Maryland. Following 18 years in the Air Force, he has worked in health administration for almost 30 years. Mr.Smith gave three happy dollars to Rotary for the invitation, happy to be reminded of the values of Rotary, and its not raining. Chris Kenawell introduced his guest, former Rotarian Kevin Waple, a commercial lending officer with M & T Bank. Please be in touch with Mike Hayes if you are able to host 3 persons for June 28 to 30 as part of the Beds for a Cause program..    

Announcements: June 6 (this Saturday) is the Little League Tournament and Chicken Barbeque – please report number of unsold tickets to Bob or Earl by noon Saturday so they know how many can be sold to persons withouth tickets. While a sign up sheet has been circulated, more help is still needed on the 6th.   *Mike Damiano reminds us it is EREY time before the end of June – we are at $3550 so far.**Konrad Kempfe circulated information from the Wheel Chair Foundation and has a book written by the founder Ken Behring to share.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows:from himself (savor Selinsgrove, esp. carriage ride); Dottie Anderson ($2 extra on ticket sales); Don Harnum (40 tickets for Haven Ministries donated and family visit); Chris Kenawel (back, wife’s eagle, and his guest); Brian Derr (back and summer); Kendra Aucker (guest); John Fischer (meeting future in-laws and fun with future grandchildren); Mary Peterheasel (1/4 time ministry assignment); Bill Clarfk (65th anniversary of DDay celebrated by giving tickets to veterans); Jerry Rhoades (50th college reunion); Joyce Anderson (Art left early and guest); Charlie McCuen (Obama speech); Bob Soper (Hill School reunion); Fred Johnson (high school graduation); Mike Hayes (guest and tonight’s SAYF event, end of school and Savor Selinsgrove); and Earl Ferster ($15).   

Future Programs:                              

June 18 – Renata Muhr from Brazil will be the speaker. Leo Mendonca host. John Stokinger will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

June 25 – Installation of ’09-’10 Club Officers and Directors and Paul Harris Award presentations. Kendra Aucker will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m

July 2 – Installation of President Jeff Edmunds and Classification talk. Mike Hayes will edit newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

July 9 – Carl Askew, new DG, will be the speaker. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  No June birthdays. July 6 – Joyce Anderson; 18 – Leo Mendonca; 1
9 – Hal Dunkleberger. 

Quotation: “Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.”   Jean Kerr

                                                  Jean Kerr