April 15, 2010

                                   Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

         The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 84, No. 39             President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds           Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting:  April 22, 2010, 11:45 a.m., SVCC. Speaker will be Dave Paulson, Bucknell Universtiy Basketball coach.

April 15, 2010: Fifty plus Rotarians and guests were present for the 26th Annual Distinguished Service Award Dinner in honor of this year’s recipient, Thomas A. Badman.  A member of the Selinsgrove Areas School Board since 1999, Mr. Badman has been an enthusiastic volunteer working with youth sports, especially the midget football program in Selinsgrove. Fred Johnson served as Master of Ceremonies for the event. Eric Rowe, President of the School Board, spoke about the recipient’s work as Chair of the Building and Grounds Committee and the Extra-Curricular Committee, and as President of the Selinsgrove Athletic Council. Norm Zellers, Operations Support Manager at Sunbury Generation spoke about his work at both PP&L and Sunbury Generation, including his continuing role as a consultant and trainer. Jim Richmond and Art Bowen (speaking for Todd Benner) spoke about Tom’s work with Midget Football over the past 28 years. Of special note is Tom’s desire to have everyone of the 150 to 200 children who participate annually feel an active part of a team regardless of their individual skill level. Also in attendance, Tom’s wife Cheryl and other family members.

Announcements:  Joyce Anderson is thanked for all of her work in making this special evening a success. Mark Tomeo provided music for the occasion. President Jeff Edmunds presided and presented the award.

Future Programs:

April 29 – Scott Chadwick, PA Medical Society, will be the speaker. 11:45 a.m., SVCC

May 6 – Chandis Klinger will speak about the American Chestnut Tree. 11:45 a.m., SVCC

May 13 – Chris Frantz, Brodart Furniture, will be the speaker. 11:45 a.m., SVCC.

May 20 – Dina Zuga will speak about dairy farming. 11:45 a.m., SVCC

Birthdays: April 20 – John Bickhart; 28 – Bob Fogle. May 15 – John Stokinger; 23 Jack Roush.

Quotation:   Spare when you are young, and spend when you are old.”

                              H. G. Bohn