August 13, 2009

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                         The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 7                    President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds               Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: August 20, 2009 Shoba Kumar, a member of the District GSE Team that visited South Korea, will present the program. Pat Pinkowski serves as greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


August 13,  2009 – Approximately 50 Rotarians and guests were present for this special event as we hosted 15 students from Japan’s Senshu University, three Susquehanna interns and Program Coordinator, Mimi Rice. Mimi has worked with the program since ’93.  Susquehanna’s exchange agreement with Senshu began in 1986. Each of the students introduced themselves and then one of the students addressed the gathering.  Mimi Rice provided background and introduced Rachel Mrtin and Kathy Martin who are working with the students.  The students entertained us with a popular Japanese song with the theme of keep on believing and don’t give up. Questions and answers followed with Rotarians who have visited in Japan sharing about that experience.  The students are here for three weeks, staying with host families for one week. John  Thompson, a former Bloomsburg Rotarian was also present.


Announcements: Trial run of Movie night at the Selinsgrove Commons is tonight at 8:30 p.m— bring the family, chairs and something to drink, popcorn will be provided. Rain date is next Thursday.*Mike Flock had back surgery yesterday with all going as expected.**Mike Damiano is off on his mission trip to Zambia on Sunday.**Hayes family will be host an SU family for parents weekend as a Club fund raiser.  Please tell Mike if you would be able to help on Family Weekend in the event he receives additional requests.

Future Programs:                              

August 27 – Sharon Koppell, from Snyder, Union, Mifflin Child Development will be the speaker. Art Bowen greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 3 – TBA, Toby Skinner, responsible for program; Hal Dunkelberger greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 10 – TBA, John Fischer greeter; Ken Miller responsible for program. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 17 – TBA, Mike Hayes greeter, Don Harnum responsible for program. Newsletter Editor needed. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 24 – TBA, Mike Flock greeter; Cathy Kline responsible for program. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  August 15 – Kendra Aucker; 16 – Earl Ferster, Konrad Kempfe; 30 – Jay Lemons. September 3 – Tom Gates; 5 – John Fischer; 9 – Hal Schriver; 24 – Don Summers.

Quotation: “Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet.”    Dan Bennett