Sept. 10, 2009

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                          The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 11                 President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds             Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: Sept. 17, 2009 Don Harnum has arranged for SU’s VP for Enrollment Management, Debbie Steifel, to be the speaker. Mike Hayes serves as greeter and newsletter editor. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

September 10, 2009 – Twenty-four Rotarians and a guest (John Thompson) were present for Alison Stevenson’s presentation about Revitalizing River Towns, as arranged by Ken Miller. Alison works for SEDA-Cog as the Project Coordinator. She shared the information about the 5 county, 10 communities (Watsontown, Milton, Lewisburg, Northumberland, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Catawissa, Danville, Sunbury, Selinsgrove) that was developed during Phase I. Phase II includes outreach and sharing of the developed documents and program with the goal of developing a regional identity, encouraging inter-connectedness while preserving and strengthening the look and feel of the regional landscape. In the long run, the project seeks to develop thriving towns and greater connectedness to the river through trails, boat ramps, and programs highlighting the importance of the river in the history of the area. Joyce Anderson recognized Kendra Aucker’s 8th anniversary as a Rotarian with a large candy bar.


Announcements: John Fischer reminds us of the Golf Tournament scheduled for Monday, Sept. 14 – hole sponsors, prizes (give to Bob Soper by Sunday), players for the SAYF fund raiser. Sign up sheet was circulated for volunteers to work the day.*Tell Mike Hayes if you are able to host guests in your home for the Beds for a Cause program for SU’s family weekend – last weekend in October. **Tom Gates is looking for 4 or 5 volunteers to help move and assemble artificial Christmas trees on 11/29 for Tree Fest.***Rotarians responsible for arranging a program are asked to tell Pat Pinkowski the name and topic as it is confirmed by calling 374-2630.****John Bickhart circulated a sign up sheet for workers at the Market Street Festival, 9/26, to help sell the ice cream.

Acting Sergeant at arms:  Konrad Kempfe collected fines as follows: from Tom Gates for his birthday (and wife’s treat of a trip to NYC to see Jersey Boys); John Fischer (19 foursomes for the golf tournament); Pat Pinkowski (surprise beach trip); himself (Outer Banks vacation); Donna Shuck (stepson playing football for Ohio State and first win); Cathy Kline (daughter taking overall champion prize at horse show); Don Summers (being late); Don Harnum (working the 11th hole on Monday – IOU); and Earl Ferster (plus 15)

Good News of Rotary:  In honor of Senshu student visit, Japanese Rotarians know UNHCR stands for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Eight Japanese former Ambassadorial scholars an don Rotary World Peach Fellow have worked for UNHCR all over the world. At present there are 42 million refugees.

Future Programs:                              

Sept. 24 – Susana Falck, member of the Muncy Rotary Club and Chair of the District 7370 Grants Committee will be the speaker. Program arranged by Konrad Kempfe. Tom Gates to serve as greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Oct. 1 – Mike Damiano will speak about his African Mission Trip (tentative). Pat Pinkowski will serve as greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Oct. 8 – Bob Soper responsible for program. Fred Johnson to serve as greeter. SVCC, 11:45a.m.

Oct. 15 – Mike Flock has arranged for Keri Albright, ED of the GSVUW to be the speaker, Bob Soper is the greater. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  September 24 – Don S
ummers. October 11 – Cathy Kline; 12 – Steva Stowell Hardcastle; 22 – John Reed.

Quotation: “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”                    Thomas Alva Edison