July 2, 2009

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                         The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 1                    President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds                Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: July 9 District Governor Carl Askew will make an official visit to the Club, followed by a meeting with the 09-10 Board of Directors.  SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


July 2, 2009 – Twenty-eight Rotarians and a guest (Mike Hayes’ son Charlie) were present to hear Jeff Edmunds take the Presidential oath and present his goals and plans for the ’09-10 Rotary year. The oath was administered by Dottie Anderson. Jeff and his family have made a commitment to this as a family “service year” and he seeks to maintain the service commitments of the Club and its members. New member Michael Piecuch (pronounced P at zu) provided a classification talk. Mike and his family moved many times as his father was a member of the Air Force before finally settling in Selinsgrove with his wife and three children (8, 3 & 1). An executive for the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association, this Franklin and Marshall graduate was previously employed in the PA House of Representatives. Rotarians actively asked questions and both discussed and asked questions about issues of statutes and laws within the state.  


Announcements: Konrad Kempfe shared information about the possibility of the Club hosting an Asian exchange student. Those interested in hosting should tell Konrad now so he can confirm arrangements with Pat Cross, District Exchange coordinator.*Joyce Anderson presented Konrad a chocolate bar in celebration to his 11th anniversary as a Rotarian.**The Editor thanks all who completed editorial duties while she attended the Rotary International meeting in Birmingham, England. She presented the Club with a flag from the conference.***Mike Flock announced Greenways project kayak trip planned for late July – if interested get in touch with Jim Charles.


Sergeant at arms:Marv Rudnitsky had the Club sing Happy Birthday to the country and collected fines from: himself (Florida trip and Tracy Tyree’s wedding); Jeff Edmunds (Grand Canyon trip with his son); Dottie Anderson (UK trip and Rotary International Conference); John Stokinger (handing off secretary “stuff” to Hal); John Fischer (Ecuador trip and Dottie representing Club at International Conference); Hal Dunkleberger (help of Rotary friends for transport); Don Harnum (waiting at wrong house); Mike Flock (renovations done); Bill Clark (grandson’s service trip to Guatemala); Mike Piecuch (for Mike Hayes, Jeff Edmunds and his wife’s 7/4 birthday); Joyce Anderson (SU’s swimming lessons for grandchildren); Art Bowen (grandson’s 7/4 birthday and Chicago trip); Earl Ferster (happy and plus 15).    


Future Programs:                              

July 16 – Club Assembly, Kendra Aucker will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

July 23 –TBA, Mike Flock will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

July 30 –TBA, Mike Hayes will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

August 6 – TBA, Mike Flock will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Birthdays:  July 18 – Leo Mendonca; 19 – Hal Dunkleberger.  August 15 – Kendra Aucker; 16 – Earl Ferster, Konrad Kempfe; 30 – Jay Lemons.


Quotation: “We can not overestimate the fervent love of liberty, the intelligent courage, and the sum of common sense that with which our fathers made the great experiment of self-government.” James A. Garfield