Oct, 8, 2009

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                          The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 15               President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds                      Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: Oct. 15, 2009 As arranged by Mike Flock, Keri Albright, President of the GSVUW, will be the speaker. Bob Soper will serve as greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

October 8, 2009 – Twenty Rotarians, including new members Diane Alderson and John Thompson, were present to hear an interesting presentation on Chile by Dr. Mauricio Figueroa. A Betz Ophthalmology Associate, Dr. Figueroa is a native of Chile, his family having migrated to the U.S. when he was four. A coastal “land of extremes” ranging from tropical to glacial (Antarctica), with desert in the middle, Chile is a democracy with a women president following its “dark” years of Allende and Pinochet. Copper mining is an important part of the economy. Joyce Anderson presented candy bars to Bob Soper on his 40th anniversary as a Selinsgrove Rotarian.

Announcements: 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. ***The Halloween Parade is 10/20, chaired by Donna Shuck and Art Bowen, needing about 6 volunteers to distribute candy.****See Hal Dunkelberger for information about the 10/17 Rotary Foundation Seminar and donations for the Rotary float in the Rose Bowl Parade.

*****The book selected for Tree Fest is Andy and Elmer’s Apple Dumpling Adventure, written by Andrew Shoup for the Fairborn, Ohio Rotary Club Literacy Project.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: from Tom Gates (trip to Paris and John Fischer’s wedding), John Thompson (VP for the SV Amateur Ham Radio Club); Ken Miller (hunting in Colorado and Selinsgrove Field Hockey); Bob Soper (Fischer wedding and Garden Club Award for Anthony Selin Park Garden); Jerry Rhoades (surviving the Street Fair); Toby Skinner (Connie’s progress); Konrad Kempfe (his guest); Jeff Edmunds (Florida, 6 bands one spouse); Marv Rudnitsky (Coastal Maine trip); Hal Dunkelberger (for Earl’s +$15).  

Future Programs:                              

Wednesday evening, Oct. 21– Coaches’ Night with the Sunbury Rotary Club, John Reed is greeter. 6:00 p.m., SVCC. Twenty-six Sunbury Rotarians already signed up. Sign up sheet circulating.

Oct. 29 – Charles Ross, President and CEO, Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce will be the speaker. Cathy Kline serves a greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 5 – “Magical Enlightenment” as arranged by Hal Dunkelberger, Don Harnum serves as greeter. 11:45 a.m., SVCC.

Nov. 12 – TBA – Kendra Aucker arranges program. Ken Miller serves as greeter. 11:45 a.m., SVCC

Nov. 19 – TBA – Shawn Felty arranges program, Toby Skinner serves as greeter.  11:45 a.m., SVCC

Birthdays:  October 11 – Cathy Kline; 12 – Steva Stowell Hardcastle; 22 – John Reed. Nov. 2 – Chris Kenawell; 6 – Donna Shuck; 8 – Jerry Rhoads; 15 – Art Bowen; 29 – Paul Spiegel.

Quotation: “Would you live with ease, do what you ought, and not what you please.”                     Benjamin Franklin