June 3, 2010

                                       Selinsgrove Rotary Club

                                                  The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands

Vol. 84, No. 46    President – Jeffrey P. Edmunds        Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting:  June 10, 2010, 11:45 a.m., SVCC. Jerry Rhoades serves as host for this program by Mike Slease, a Revolutionary War re-enactor.


June 3, 2010:  Thirty-two Rotarians were present to hear Sunbury Community Hospital CEO Jeff Hunt’s presentation about health care reform expectations as it relates to the hospital. Bob Soper served as host.  The fact that 32 million more people will be insured indicates the increase demand there will be for primary care physicians. Insurance companies will be in even more control, deciding by quality indicators which providers to go with. Sunbury now has a call back program to determine patient satisfaction, does hourly rounds, has recruited new physicians and gone from a nursing staff made up of 65% agency nurses to 0 agency nurses. Prior to Jeff’s presentation, discussion and an affirmative vote occurred on the following: Couples who are members of the Selinsgrove Rotary Club will be assessed quarterly Rotary International membership dues for each partner; however, weekly dues for meals will be assessed for one partner only. The other partner will be assessed a meal fee only when both are in attendance at the same meeting.


Announcements: Bob Fogle distributed tickets for the Chicken Barbeque, with members expected to sell and/or pay for the tickets. Joyce Anderson is coordinating sign-up for workers on the 12th.*Movie Night on the Commons officially begins on 6/10 and Cathy Kline is circulating a sheet for 3 volunteers for each evening.

 Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: from Art Bowen (golf and Jeff winning); Jeff Edmunds (winning and Fred Johnson); Jerry Rhoades (son’s new home and grandchild honors); John Fischer (good cruise and doing Alaska next); Pat Pinkowski (grandson’s honors); John Reed (late and early); Emily Kissinger (speaker); Bob Soper (speaker being Sunbury Rotarian); Bill Clark (Calif. Visit with daughter and family); Charlie McCuen (golf 5 times in one week); Donna Long (good week); Jeff Edmunds (Honduras mission trip next week); John Thomp;son (races); Toby Skinner (Belize with grandsons); Jeff Hunt (golf); Earl Ferster (= 15, back and youngest grandchild’s graduation).

uture Programs:


June 17 – Free Enterprise Week program, Hal Schriver. 11:45 a.m., SVCC. Mike Flock will edit Newsletter.

June 24 – Installation of 2010-11 Selinsgrove Rotary Club Officers and Directors. , SVCC. Mike Flock will edit Newsletter.

July 1 – Art Bowen will present Monroe Twp. Development plans – 11:45 a.m., SVCC. Mike Flock will edit Newsletter.

July 8 – Emily Johnson will speak about Gov. Simon Snyder and historic monument – 11:45 a.m., SVCC.

 Birthdays:  June 24 – Pat Pinkowski. July 6 – Joyce Anderson; 8 – Bill Reibschied, 19 – Hal Dunkleberger.

Quotation: “Man must now assume responsibility for his world. He can no longer shove it off on religious power.” Harvey Cox