Jan. 14, 2010

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                          The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 26               President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds                      Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: January 21, 2010 – Classification talk by William Reibschied. BJ’s in Selinsgrove. 11:45 a.m.   

January 14, 2010 – Thirty-one Rotarians were present at BJ’s for Diane Alderson’s classification talk.  Diane is an Assistant Vice President and Area Manager for First National Bank, having begun her banking career as a part time bank teller at Snyder County Trust in 1995 shortly after moving here as a military wife and mother of three.  Originally from Spokane,Washington, Diane and her three grown children and grandchildren now consider Selinsgrove home. As an Area Manager, Diane overseas five branch officers, managing budgets, marketing and all compliance and human resource issues.  She loves work with the public, even when it’s difficult and is happy to be involved in ways which assist the community. Hal Schriver noted Diane’s assistance with the Salvation Army bell ringing and noted that the Club raised $406.00. 

Announcements: Sign-up sheet for Urban Rural Night is being circulated.*Nominees for the Distinguished Service Award must be submitted by Jan. 30 to Chair, Joyce Anderson. Qualifications: Candidates should reside in the Selinsgrove Area School District, be a non-Rotarian, and have demonstrated service to our community. Send a one page nomination listing the nominees’ qualifications to Joyce at **Art Bowen requests that Get Well cards be sent to Dave Bernstein at 142 Sweet Gum, Selinsgrove, PA. 17870.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: from himself for Penn State; Donna Shuck (Seals championship, Rose Bowl, parents recovering from falls, picture in the paper and being back); Mary Peterhaensel (retiring again); John Bickhart (appreciative of support); Bob Soper (grandson’s semester in Japan); Jerry Rhoades (South America trip); John Fischer (two Michaels); Konrad Kempfe (farm show); and Earl Ferster (+15 and school open house).

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe reported on the use of a new polio vaccine in Afghanistan and the hope of being able to vaccinate 2.8 million children under age 5 in the southern part of the country. Efforts were started 12/15/09 using a vaccine manufactured by Glaxo-Smith-Kline.This Global Polio Eradication Initiative is spearheaded by the WHO, Rotary International, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention and UNICEF.

Future Programs:                              

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 circulating.   

Feb. 4 – Ali Gracia of Shamokin Dam Family Practice will be the speaker as we return to the SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting follows regular meeting.

Feb. 11 – Club Assembly. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Feb. 18 – Speaker will be Roger Haddon,Jr., Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation. Mike Hayes is host. 11:45 a.m., SVCC

Birthdays:  Jan. 24 – Mike Flock. Feb.3 – Toby Skinner; 7 – Shawn Felty; 11 – Michael Hayes; 21 – Donald Trapp; 25 – Mark Johnson.

Quotation: “A good friend – like a tube of toothpaste – comes through in a tight squeeze.                      Anonymous             








41 Greenbrier Ave.

, Selinsgrove. The Distinguished Service Award Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, April 15 at 6 p.m., SVCC;