June 18, 2009

                                              Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                                            Rotary Shares

Vol. 82, No. 47                       President – Michael Hayes            Editor – Dottie Anderson  


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

June 18, 2008 – Numerous Rotarians and one guest were present for Joyce Anderson’s introduction of Barbara Franck and Barbara’s daughter.  Barbara is an Ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.   She became involved after her daughter was granted a wish.  Barbara’s roles with the Foundation are to recruit more children who desire wishes and to educate more people about their eligibility requirements.  She asked us to make referrals if we recognize potential kids.  The first Make-A-Wish chapter was founded in 1980 in Phoenix, AZ.  The local chapter, serving this part of PA, was founded in 1983.  13 wishes were granted that first year.  In 2007 there were 707 wishes were granted within this chapter.  She believes more than 10,000 have now been granted.  Children do not need to be terminally ill, however, they need to have a life threatening condition.  Travel Wishes, Celebrity Wishes, Occupational Wishes and gifts can be granted.  Neither cash nor motorized vehicles will be given.  There are no income guidelines.  Children from 2 ½ through 18 years are eligible.  40% of local wishes are Disney trips.  Average cost of wishes is $3,400, which correlates to a Disney vacation for a family of four.  82% of funds are used for “wishes” with 18% for operations.  Donations may be restricted to wishes.

Announcements: John F introduced his guest and fiancée, Gail Burd.  President Michael introduced our newest members, Mike Piecuch and Brian Derr.  Joyce A acknowledged Jim Taylor’s 14 year anniversary in the Club.  Carl Askew sent us information regarding a golf tournament on 7/24/09.  Contact Hal D for additional information.  John B. announced that July 21st is our hotdog night at the Gazebo.  We’ll serve dogs during the Gift, Troutman & Gift concert.  Dog cookers, condiment applicators and servers should arrive by . 

Sergeant-at-arms, Marv R collected fines as follows:
Tom G for the Youth Foundation’s recent celebration and Donna S’s work for that organization; Pat P is glad to be back after her surgery and her 42nd wedding anniv.; John F for his guest and her recent performance; Bob S for  grand-daughter’s college graduation and “The Pool’s Open!”; Mike F for grandson and lab visiting with renovations still incomplete; Mike P for daughter in summer camp and the pool’s improvements; Hal S missed two meetings; Fred J left early; Joyce A for our speaker (and daughter) and expensive report cards; Pres Michael acknowledged that Jeff E sent his regrets for recent missed meetings.

Future Programs:                              

July 2 – Installation of President Jeff Edmunds and Classification talk. Mike Hayes will edit newsletter. SVCC,

July 9 – Carl Askew, new DG, will be the speaker. SVCC,

July 16 – TBA. SVCC,

July 23 –  TBA. SVCC,

Birthdays: June b’day (Pat P-but when?). July 6 – Joyce Anderson; 18 – Leo Mendonca; 19 – Hal Dunkleberger.

Quotation:  "Rotary has taught me how an ordinary citizen from a small town can be a world citizen"  Raj Ghuman, India (extracted from the newsletter of the Rotary Club of Ely-Hereward of Cambridgeshire, England)