Jan. 20, 2011

                                            Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Vol. 84, No. 28                                   President – John L. Stokinger                            Editor – Dorothy M. Anderson

Next Meeting: Jan. 27, 2011 – Urban/Rural Night, 6 p.m., Chicken and Waffle Dinner at Christ Community Church, 3939 Park Road. A speaker from Penn State will talk about the pros and cons of Marcellus Shale. Call Jerry Rhoads asap if you’ve missed signing up. Partners and guests welcome.

Jan. 20, 2011: Thirty-three Rotarians and guests were present to hear Edna Reinard, Executive Director of the Snyder County Red Cross, talk about the services and projects of the Red Cross. As of Jan. 1, the Snyder County Community Chapter is working regionally and has assumed responsibility for overseeing and training for disaster response for four Chapters located in Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties. Each Chapter is providing training and support for different services. Snyder will continue with blood drives, with the continuing assistance of the Wilkes-Barre center. Edna, who has served as ED for 28 years, thanked the Club for its financial support in providing the radio equipment which will enable communications during disasters. Guests included visiting Rotarians Jan Wilson, Kay Hooper, and Mary Jane Mitterling; and Hal Dunkelberger’s guest, Rev. John Snook, and Donna Shuck’s guest, Bruce Marian. A Board Meeting followed.


Announcements: Club will meet at BJ’s the 1st two weeks in February while kitchen at SVCC continues to undergo renovations.*Mimi Rice is looking for host families for 12 students (10 women, 2 men) from Japan who will be attending the Spring Senshu English Program from Jan. 29 to Mar. 19. If you are interested, contact Mimi at the Office of Event Management, 372-4354, or at home 523-0126, or via e-mail at mrice@susqu.edu. **The Distinguished Service Award, given annually to a non-Rotarian, will be presented on Thursday, April 14. Please send nominations (a one page letter stating your reasons for recommending the person or organization) to Joyce Anderson, 41 Greenbrier Ave., Selinsgrove, PA. 17870 by March 1st. Recipients must live or work in the Selinsgrove area and have demonstrated community and charitable service.*** Hal Schriver thanked all who assisted with Bell Ringing and raising $800 for the Salvation Army, and circulated the sign up sheet for purchase of Daffadills.****John Bickhart thanks Bob Soper for providing speakers for Club’s use for programs. *****John Stokinger shared that Club has received donation thanks you letter from the United Way and Free Enterprise Week.

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe reported on the work of Gutierrez de Bosch of the Rotary Club of Ciudad de Guatemala in serving as guardian for 105 girls who live in homes provided by a Foundation she chairs designed to work with abused and abandoned girls, providing them a permanent home and education.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitkski collected fines as follows:  Donna Shuck (with dollars provided by her dad, for her parents 55th wedding anniversary, her guest and visiting Rotarians); Pat Pinkowski (speaker); Bob Soper (speaker, and file cabinets from Ott Packaging allowing “archives” at the Boro Building); Mike Flock (guest and picture in paper); Tim Duke (office ribbon cutting); Charlie McCuen (guest and CPR training); Mary Peterhaensel (son’s 24th birthday and his new job in Ohio); John Fischer (Mike Flock’s first SAYF  meeting as Chair and golf trip with Tom Gates); Tom Gates (Red Cross, Edna, and gold trip and John’s best 9 holes); and Bill Clark (daughter’s continued recovering  and Norm Lauer story).

New Members proposed: Bruce Marian, Director of Marketing, Sunbury Community Hospital, sponsored by Donna Shuck and Rev. John (Jack) Snook, retired and former Rotarian, sponsored by Hal Dunkelberger. Any objections should be conveyed to President Stokinger within 7 days of this notice.


Future Programs:

Feb. 3 – Justin Troup will present his classification talk. BJ’s, 11:45 a.m.

Feb. 10 – TBA, Mark Johnson hosts. BJ’s, 11:45 a.m.

Feb. 17 – Summer SEALS Day Camp. Terry Heintzelman, Principal, presenting. Michael Hayes hosts. Return to the SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Feb. 24 – Ron “Buddy” Knoebel, of Knoebels Groves will be the speaker. Bill Clark hosts. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  Jan. 24 – Mike Flock. Feb. 3 – Toby Skinner; 7 – Shawn Felty; 11 – Michael Hayes; 25 – Mark Johnson.  

Quotation: “It is the job that is never started that takes longest to finish.” J.R.R. Tolkien