Dec, 17, 2009

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                          The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 24               President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds                      Editor – Dottie Anderson  


No Meeting Dec. 24.                      No Meeting Dec. 31. 

Next Meeting: January 7, 2010 – Classification talk by Dr. John Thompson. BJ’s in Selinsgrove. 11:45 a.m.   


December 17, 2009 – Fifty plus Rotarians, partners and guests were present for the annual Christmas Dinner and Party at the SVCC. President Jeff convened the event and introduce John Fischer who led the group in singing “Deck the Halls.” Entertainment was provided by a professional magician, Brent Kessler. Rotary first saw Brent when he was only 16 and he returns to the area at 25, making his living as an entertainer following two years in Florida with Universal Studios. Brent’s web site is  Art Bowen served as host with Joyce Anderson serving as “assistant” for everything else that needed to occur for this special event. Guests included John’s wife Gail Fischer, Mike Bingamin and his wife Missy, Tom’s wife Ann Gates, Pat’s husband Bill Pinkowski and their daughter and son-in-law; Joyce Anderson’s daughter and Jeff Spade and his wife, Bob’s wife Abby Fogle and Mary  Seiler, Earl’s wife Grace Ferster, Jack’s wife Dottie Rousch, John’s wife Diane Stokinger, Bill’s wife Jean Clark, Jerry’s wife Marty Rhoades, Charlie’s wife Shirley McCuen, and Bob’s wife Vi Soper.



Announcements: *Thanks are extended to Joyce Anderson and her daughter for shopping and delivering gifts to the Rotary Christmas family.** Thanks are extended to Hal Schriver and all who have Rung the Bell for the Salvation Army this holiday season  

Future Programs:                              


Jan. 14 – Classification talk by Diane Alderson. BJ’s in Selinsgrove, 11:45 a.m.

Jan. 21 – Classification talk by William Reibschied. BJ’s in Selinsgorve, 11:45 a.m.

Jan. 28 – Urban/Rural Night, host Jerry Rhoads. Chicken and Waffles dinner at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 3939 Park Road, 6 p.m. Guests welcome. Sign up sheet will be circulated. 

Feb. 4 – return to the SVCC.

Birthdays:  Jan. 3 – Shane Hendricks; 5 – Michael Damiano; 14 – Don Harnum; 24 – Mike Flock. Feb.3 – Toby Skinner; 7 – Shawn Felty; 11 – Michael Hayes; 21 – Donald Trapp; 25 – Mark Johnson.


Quotation: “We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.                      G. K. Chesterton