July 23, 2009

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                         The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 4                    President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds                      Editor – Mike Flock  


Next Meeting: July 30th – T B A – SVCC,


July 23, 2009 Rotarians and guests listened to Richard Sowers who provided a background of the Packwood House Museum in Lewisburg.  This property is one of the oldest properties in Lewisburg and was expanded a number of times over the years.  It was used for apartments, a tavern and eventually a 27-room private residence.  The owner was rather eccentric and over the years acquired hundreds of artifacts and antiques of central Pennsylvania.  In 1976 it opened as a museum to preserve all that the owner had collected.  Throughout the year the Packwood House Museum runs a number of programs for the community at large.  They also have several major exhibits each year.  Currently, they have a display of quilts, all from central Pennsylvania craft persons.   For more information about the Packwood House Museum go to www.packwoodhousemuseum.com 


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

Sergeant at arms: Happy Fines: John Fischer (trip to South America), Konrad Kempfe (blonde story), Art Bowen (guests from California), Fred Johnson (guests from CA & School project), Jennifer Johnston (Seals program at Library), John Bickhart (Rotary gazebo night), Jerry Rhoads (45th Anniversary), Earl Ferster ( Happy Fines and article from State Farm Agent) 

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe reported on Rotarian Stephen Nicholas who has implemented programs aimed at eliminating pediatric HIV/AIDS in the Dominica Republic.  He also helped to drastically reduce infant AIDS in New York City.

Future Programs:                              

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,

August 27 – Sharon Koppell, Snyder, Union, Mifflin Child Development, SVCC,


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

Quotation: I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.  Albert Schweitzer