Nov. 5, 2009

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                          The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 19               President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds                      Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: November 12, 2009 – Summer Seals Day Camp video and update, MC Dottie Anderson, brief reports by Director Ryan McGuire, board member Anne Reeves and Principal Terry Heintzelman.  Second Call for ’09-’10 Nominations. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.   

November 5, 2009 – An excellent turnout of Rotarians and guests were present for “Magical Enlightenment,” a program arranged by Hal Dunkelberger and featuring self-described “wannabe” magician and retired art teacher, Rodney Ries. Good fun and fellowship were enjoyed by all in attendance.  Fred Johnson introduced Sept. Student of the Month from SUN Tech, Brooke Ritschel; Science teacher Mrs. Arbruster and Math teacher, Don Wilhour.  In turn, Mrs. Arbruster introduced October Student of the Month from Selinsgrove, Kevin Biallas, who is on the District Title holder Cross Country team and plans to study Political and Environmental Sciences in college and Mr. Wilhour introduced November Student of the Month form Selinsgrove, Corrine Aucker.  Corrine is president of the honor society and a member of the award winning field hockey team.  John Stokinger, for the Nominations Committee (John, Mike Hayes and John Bickhart), announced the following slate for 2010-11: President – John Stokinger; President-Elect – Donna Shuck; Vice President – Pat Pinkowski; Secretary – Hal Dunkelberger; Treasurer – Ken Wagner; Past President – Jeff Edmunds; Directors: Joyce Anderson, Club Service; John Bickhart, Community Service; Konrad Kempfe, International Service; Mark Johnson, Vocational Service. Selinsgrove Rec., Inc nominees for terms running to 2014: Shane Hendricks and Toby Skinner.  There were no additional nominations from the floor.

Announcements: Rotary Foundation Dinner is at Tedd’s on the Hill, 6 p.m. November 18. In support of DG Carl Askew, several members are attending. Do plan to join us. Cost is $25 per person. *Tom Gates is looking for 4 or 5 volunteers to help move and assemble artificial Christmas trees on 11/29 for Tree Fest. 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. Committee includes Pat Pinkowski, Joyce Anderson’s granddaughter, Toby Skinner and Dottie Anderson.***Hal Schriver is circulating a sign up sheet for Rotarians to Ring the Bell for the Salvation Army this holiday season. Six are needed for late shoppers night.****Ken Miller asks for Rotarians to take responsibility for raking leaves from one tree at Rotary field.  Please help as time permits by raking leaves to the curb so they can be picked up by the Borough crew.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: from Diane Alderson (LasVegas without loss); Don Harnum (lovely Connie, even bald); John Bickhart (leaving early); Kendra Aucker (Corrine and field hockey team); Jerry Rhoades (travels); Mike Hayes (Corrine and her babysitting skills, and Beds for a Cause Guests and $200 check for the Club); Bob Soper (Vi’s birthday); Ken Miller (Colorado trip); Charlie McCuen (Cleveland Art Museum); Fred Johnson (guests, athletic success, upcoming fun at Penn State); Art Bowen (Selinsgrove White Christmas raffle tickets); and Konrad Kempfe (picture in paper).

Future Programs:                              

Nov. 19 – Annual Meeting. Elections, budget approval, and other business, Toby Skinner serves as greeter.  11:45 a.m., SVCC

Nov. 26 – Happy Thanksgiving. No Meeting.

Dec. 3 – Earl Ferster has arranged this program about Pearl Harbor featuring John Deppen. Jennifer Johnson serves as gre
eter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 10 – Konrad Kempfe presents a Rotary video – SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 17 – Christmas Dinner and Party – 6 p.m. Cash Bar; 6:30 p.m. dinner. Art Bowen hosting. SVCC. Guests, partners welcome. Sign-up sheet will be circulated.

No Meeting Dec. 24 or Dec. 31.

Birthdays:  Nov. 8 – Jerry Rhoads; 15 – Art Bowen; 29 – Paul Spiegel. Dec. 5 – Judy Spiegel; 8 – Charlie McCuen; 30 – Dottie Anderson; 31 – Donna Long.

Quotation: “The U.S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it.  You have to catch up to it yourself.” Benjamin Franklin