Feb. 18, 2010

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                          The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 31               President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds                      Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: February 25, 2010 – Dr. Constance McKelvy, from Sunbury Community Hospital, will be the speaker. Emily Kissinger will be inducted. John Stokinger will serve as Newsletter Editor. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

February 18, 2010 – Approximately 30 Rotarians were present as President and CEO of the Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation, Roger Haddon Jr., spoke to members.  Roger, a member of the Sunbury Rotary Club, spoke about “old media” and his family history in both the newspaper and radio “business.” In 1933 Roger’s grandfather bought what  became WKOK and the license from Bucknell as an extension of The Sunbury Item (now The Daily Item). It was one of only 28 radio stations in the state at that time.  Later, he purchased the FM station – 94.2 that is WQKX, at the time one of 5 FM stations in the state. These were that eras “new media” and Roger spoke about the need for “old” to adapt to the “new” in the media business.  Sunbury Broadcasting now owns 5 stations and can be accessed from personal computers and Ipods. Michael Hayes served as host for this very interesting program.

Announcements: Sam Brown, New England Rotarian who involved our Club in Beds for a Cause, will visit March 4 and needs a host for that evening – a household without cats. Please be in touch with Michael Hayes asap if you are able to do this.  *District 7370 Conference is scheduled for 4/16-18 at the Wyndham in Gettysburg, see Jeff or John Stokinger for additional information.**Lewisburg Club information: Downtown Club celebrating 90th anniversary 2/27 – invite circulating and Sunrise Club preparing for Food/Wine benefit 3/13.***Job commitments made it necessary for Dave Paulsen to reschedule his time to speak to the Club.

Good News from Rotary International: Konrad Kempfe shared information about Rotarian Robert Opica’s work as a Peace Fellow in Uganda, rehabilitating and resettling child soldiers and working with conflict resolution.

Acting Sergeant at arms: Konrad Kempfe collected fines as follows: from Art Bowen and Mike Piecuch (picture in paper); Hal Schriver (in recognition of Mike P becoming DA); Michael Hayes (for Roger, and SSDC approval by PA as an EITC); John Stokinger (snowshoeing); Mike Flock (daughter able to join them for vacation); Art Bowen (Roger, advertising, at home recovery for Al Sobel and Dave Bernstein); Jerry Rhoades (back from Chili); Fred Johnson (back from Phoenix); Nelson Bailey (son’s teaching award); Konrad Kempfe (winter Olympics); Hal Dunkelberger (John B and snow removal); Donna Long (late and friends return to health); Jeff Edmunds (good health); and Earl Ferster (Mike P and +$15).

Future Programs:                              

March 4 – Club Assembly, President Jeff Edmunds presiding – SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 11 – Dr. Gary Sojka, scientist and former President of Bucknell, will speak about endangered livestock breed conservancy. Michael Hayes, host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 18 – “A visit with Mary Todd Lincoln” – a historic interpretation by Linda Estupinen Snook, a Civil War re-enactor and owner of LaViella Maison des Livres in Mifflinburg. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 25 – Judge Wayne Bromfield will speak about the Lewisburg/Bucknell partnership. Mike Hayes serves as host. Newsletter Editor needed. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  Feb.25 – Mark Johnson. March 15 – Mary Peterhaensel; 20 – Fred Johnson; 31 – Ken Miller.

Quotation: “We all create the person we become by our choices as we go through life.                  Eleanor Roosevelt