March 11, 2010

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                          The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 83, No. 34               President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds                      Editor – Dottie Anderson  


Next Meeting: March 18, 2010 – A visit with Mary Todd Lincoln – a historic interpretation by Linda Estupinen Snook, Civil War re-enactor, owner of LaViella Maison des Livres in Mifflinburg. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


March 11, 2010 – Approximately thirty Rotarians and guests were present for Dr. Gary Sojka’s very interesting and engaging talk about endangered livestock breed conservancy. Introduced by Mike Hayes, Dr. Sojka spoke about the species of livestock and the development of “breed” (about 1776) by Englishman Robert Bakewell and its political underpinnings as people “agreed” to the fixed traits that would be accomplished through inbreeding. Today there are standard breeds, type breeds and industrial or proprietary breeds. Maintaining original breeds is important for protection and safety of the food supply in the long run, while at the same time feeding the people of the world.

Other guests: Joe and Judy Kleinbauer. Joyce Anderson presented a candy bar to Earl Ferster in recognition of his 29th anniversary as a Rotarian.


Announcements: District 7370 Conference is scheduled for 4/16-18 at the Wyndham in Gettysburg, see Jeff or John Stokinger for additional information.*Daffodils – bunch cost this year is $10, will be distributed next Thursday for those ordered them. **Joyce Anderson and Pat Pinkowski ask member help in identifying speakers for April, May and June. Be in touch with either Pat or Joyce. *** New Members – please tell Dottie your birth date so you can be added to the list below during the appropriate month.****Please tell Joyce if you will make a contribution to the Rotary Easter Family.*****Mike Damiano reminds us EREY and who has yet to give to the Rotary Foundation this Rotary year.******Deep sympathy is expressed to Charlie McCuen (death of his sister) and Pat Pinkowski (death of her aunt).


Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: himself (Donna Long and Compudata in town, the Kleinbauer’s and Dr. Sojka); John Fischer (speaker and SAYF meeting); Donna Long (working though issues); John Thompson (articles published); John Bickhart (here, son’s new job); Tom Gartes (speaker and Hoosier background); Mike Hayes (Dr. Sojka, SSDC donations and Kleinbauer’s help); Nelson Bailey (Konrad safe arrival in Germany); Toby Skinner (Billy employed in Belize and speaker);Mike Damiano (30 principal picture in paper); Joyce Anderson (speaker and Klienbauer’s); Earl Ferster (back from Florida and $15 plus).  


Future Programs:                              

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

April 1 – TBA, Newsletter Editor needed.  SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 8 – Speaker will be Dennis Hain, new Administrative Director of SUN Career and Technology School, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 15 – Distinguished Service Award Dinner, 6:00 p.m., SVCC. Sign up sheet will be circulated.


Birthdays:  March 15 – Mary Peterhaensel; 20 – Fred J
ohnson; 26 – Bill Clark; 31 – Ken Miller. April 7 – Bob Soper and Ken Wagner; 20 – John Bickhart; 28 – Bob Fogle.


Quotation: “Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”  Aristotle