July 15, 2010

               Selinsgrove Rotary Club

Vol. 84, No. 3          President – John L. Stokinger      Editor – Dottie Anderson


Next Meeting:  July 22, 2010  – Club Assembly to discuss 2010-11 Budget. John Stokinger presiding. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

July 15, 2010: Twenty-six Rotarians and guests (Andrew and Charlie Hayes and Spanish sister, Paula) were present for Susan Bolig’s presentation about service animals. Susan, introduced by Michael Hayes, accompanied by service dog, Reeses, spoke about the goals she and her husband had in deciding to have a service dog to work with their son, Ryan. Goals included promoting bonding (very important for autistic children), encouraging Ryan’s speech and social skills, and teaching responsibility. After a two year wait, Reeses became a member of the family a year and a half ago. Susan shared experiences the family has had with the dog and emphasized the need for the dog to stay focused and well trained. The goals they had have been more than met.  

Announcements: John Stokinger shared information about District recommendation to RI that if changed, the District should move as a group to the Wilkes Barre/Scranton district. Please share your opinions with John before he returns mail ballot in early August.*Thanks to all who worked at Hotdog Night at the Gazebo this past Tuesday – 250 hotdogs were cooked and distributed to the audience.**Art Bowen has arranged for Christmas Party (12/16) entertainment – a Barbershop Quartet.***John Stokinger will circulate by e-mail, a copy of the proposed 20-11 budget which will be discussed at the Club Assembly.

Sergeant-at-arms:  Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: Happy Birthday Hal Dunkleberger (thanks for the cake), and from Art Bowen (beach week with grandkids); Jerry Rhoades (49th wedding anniv.); John Stokinger (grandchilds first bd party); Mike Hayes (speaker, sons and Paula); Bill Clark (Calif. Trip and TV coverage); Bob Soper (thanks for Sharon Lutheran being able to use Rotary Field); Nelson Bailey (mother in law’s safe return home); Joyce Anderson (speaker and dogs); John Fischer (not present for garage sale); Marv Rudnitsky (Earl and the Gideons, vacation with grandkids and other family); Andrew Hayes (Rehobath trip); Charlie Hayes (Spanish sister’s visit); and Paula (happy toi be here); and Earl Ferster (children’s thank you note and +15).

Future Programs:

July 29 – District Governor Constance M. Wydra’s Official visit, SVCC, 11:45 a.m. DG’s meeting with the Board of Directors follows.

Aug. 5 – Classification talk: Wesley Knapp, Superintendent, Mid-West School District. RI Montreal Conference report by Dottie Anderson and Michael Hayes. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Aug. 12 – Jeff Edmunds and his son, Jacob, will describe their mission trip experience. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Aug. 19 – Rotary Family Picnic in the evening. Sign-up sheet will be circulated. Location?

Birthdays:  Aug. 15 – Kendra Aucker, 16 – Earl Ferster and Konrad Kempfe; 30 – Jay Lemons.

Quotation:  There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.   Victor Hugo           &nbs