Jan. 28, 2010

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                          The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 28               President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds                      Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: February 4, 2010 – We return to the SVCC (11:45 a.m.) with a program by Pat Hess, owner of Colonial Candlecrafters. A Board of Directors meeting follows regular meeting.

January 28, 2010 – Fifty plus Rotarians, Young Farmers, partners and guests were present at Christ Community United Methodist Church for the annual Urban/Rural Night Chicken and Waffles dinner. Jeff Edmunds presided and Charlie Benner introduced speaker Jim Cole, VP – agriculture, for Furmano Foods. The Furman Family began the business in 1921, and, with the 4th generation now involved, it accounts for approximately 5 million in Pa’s agricultural industry. Mr. Cole described the process involved in deciding on the type of plum tomato to be planted, on the qualities of the soil, and the every 4 year rotation of crops. Nine hundred acres, with 45 persons working in the program, are planted every year, with seedlings being grown in several locations around the country. The description of the Pick Right tomato harvester was of interest to many, as was the cost of the machine. Attendees sang happy birthday to Mike Flock. Whole hearted thanks are extended to the Busy Bees, the group who did all of the cooking and serving of the meal.


Announcements: Nominees for the Distinguished Service Award must be submitted by Feb. 5 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


Future Programs:                              

Feb. 11 – Where is the Black Bear? Presented by Derk Reimensnyder, with Ken Wagner serving as host. 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

Feb. 25 – Speaker is Dave Paulsen, basketball coach at Bucknell University. Tom Gates is the host. 11:45 a.m., SVCC.

March 4 – TBA – SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  Feb.3 – Toby Skinner; 7 – Shawn Felty; 11 – Michael Hayes; 21 – Donald Trapp; 25 – Mark Johnson. March 15 – Mary Peterhaensel; 20 – Fred Johnson; 31 – Ken Miller.

Quotation: “If only we’d stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.                                Edith Wharton&nbsp







41 Greenbrier Ave.

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