July 9, 2009

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                         The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 2                    President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds                Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: July 16 President Edmunds will convene a Club Assembly with topic being the development of Avenue of Service Goals for this Rotary Year. Kendra Aucker will edit the newsletter.  SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


July 9, 2009 – Twenty-eight Rotarians and guests were present for new District Governor Carl Askew’s official visit. Sharon Benner, Assistant DG, introduced Carl, citing his many international and district wide Rotary experiences. Carl is a member of the Sunbury Club since 1995 and retired from teaching after 30 years.  Carl cited RI President Kenney in describing the meaning of this year’s theme – The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands – that is, the future of Rotary is in the hands of each and every member and dependent on each and every member taking their responsibilities as Rotarians seriously.  Carl’s goals for the district included Polio plus Campaign, literacy, water, health and hunger.  His specific goals are practical and attainable: each Club President challenged to sponsor a new member, each Club to add a community service project, a representative of the Club present for every district activity, with two members identified to attend the Leadership Institute.  Following the Club meeting, the DG met with the 09-10 Board.


Announcements: The Editor thanks all who will be editing the newsletter as she recovers from knee replacement surgery.

Sergeant at arms:Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: from Joyce Anderson for her birthday (and the DG’s visit); Art Bowen (grandson’s 7/4 Birthday and fireworks); John Stokinger (at home birth of granddaughter); Pat Pinkowski (family camping reunion); Konrad Kempfe (DG’s first newsletter); Tom Gates (making the “shootout” and playing well); Fred Johnson (making John B late with mutually advantageous conversation); John Bickhart (late and granddaughter’s 8th birthday); Mike Flock (SSDC pictures taking and great fun); Jerry Rhoades (48th wedding anniversary); and Earl Ferster (plus $15 and visit by DG and Asst. DG).

Good News of Rotary: Shelter Box distribution of 550 boxes in Namibia and positive impact on lives.

Future Programs:                              

July 23 –Dr. Richard Sowers from Packwood House will present the program.  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 – Jennifer Johnston will present her classification talk.  Mike Flock will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

August 13 – Club will host visiting students from Senshu University, along with Coordinator Mimi Rice, SVCC, 11:45 a.m., banquet room.

August 20 – Shoba Kumar, member of the South Korea GSE Team will present the program. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


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

Quotation: “Life is a long lesson in humility.” J. M. Barrie