April 29, 2010

                                       Selinsgrove Rotary Club

           The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 84, No. 41     President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds           Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting:  May 6, 2010, 11:45 a.m., SVCC. Speaker will be Chandis Klinger on the topic of the American Chestnut Tree.

April 29, 2010: Thirty plus Rotarians, including a visiting one – Bob Steinburg, were present to hear Scott Chadwick, the PA Medical Society VP for Governmental Affairs. Konrad Kempfe introduced the speaker saying “the future of medicine is changing.” This was the message that was reinforced by Mr. Chadwick. If PA is to keep up with the increasing demand for services (given increasing numbers with health insurance and an aging population) he believes that PA must improve the liability climate (tort reform); improve the reimbursements for services (means increasing number of companies offering health insurance); and provide incentives to young physicians (loan forgiveness programs) so that more of the graduates from the nine medical schools stay in the state following residency and serve in the fields with the highest demands – i.e. family medicine). Highly recommended reading is the book The Future of Medicine by Dr. Stephen C. Schimpff. Donna Shuck presided as two returning to Rotary Rotarians were inducted. Wesley Knapp, Superintendent of Mid West School District and Kevin Waple of M & T Bank were inducted by Dottie Anderson with assistance from their sponsors, John Fischer and Art Bowen. 

 Announcements: Next Board of Directors meeting is May 13.*The 18th Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for 9/13.**Diane Alderson circulated a sign up sheet for folks to help at Savor Selinsgrove. Remember to purchase tickets for the 5/15 event.***John Stokinger announced that the installation of the next DG (Constance M. Wydra) is scheduled for June 13 at 2 p.m., followed by dinner at the Fountain Springs Country Inn, Ashland. RSVP to ber38ger@ptd.net.

Acting Sergeant at arms: Konrad Kempfe collected fines as follows: Happy Birthday to Bob Fogle (and thanks for the ice cream and cake); unhappy fine from Hal Schriver (no badge); happy fines from John Fischer (golf this p.m. and Wesley’s induction); Hal Dunkleberger (Bob’s cake and ice cream treat); Ken Miller (48th wedding anniversary); Art Bowen (Kevin rejoining); Keving Waple (happy to be back); Mary Peterhaensel (Nip’s recovery and 8th duckling); Mike Flock (watching the Kestrol’s – 6 eggs in the nest); Jerry Rhoades (back from FL); Bill Clark (grandson’s Costa Rica mission and safe return); Bob Soper (all the help from his children a Vi recovers from her fall); Mike Piecuch (putting things together); Bob Steinberg (black bear); and Earl Ferster (beautiful day and +15).

Future Programs:

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

May 27 – Presentation of Scholarship Winners by Kendra Aucker, Chair of the SAYF Scholarship Committee, 11:45 a.m., SVCC

June 3 – Jerry Rhoades hosts Mike Slease, Revolutionary War reenactor, 11:45 a.m., SVCC


Birthdays:  May 15 – John Stokinger; 23 Jack Roush.

Quotation: “A little integrity is better than any career.”

                                Ralph Waldo Emerson