Feb. 3, 2011

                                            Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Vol. 84, No. 30                                         President – John L. Stokinger                            Editor – Dorothy M. Anderson

Next Meeting: February 10, 2011 – Mark Johnson will introduce Cheryl Hill who will speak about Mostly Mutts no kill dog shelter. BJ’s, 11:45 a.m.

Feb. 3, 2011: Thirty Rotarians and a guest were present and heard Justin Troup’s classification talk. Justin highlighted events that have had a major impact in determining who he is and how he lives his life. A near death experience at 17 taught him that one needs to be aware of the impact our presence has on the life of those around us, and adopting a son from Uganda at the age of 27 has taught him that we are called to be and do more than merely care for ourselves and our immediate family. Justin is a life-long resident of the area, having graduated from Mifflinburg High and Bucknell University. Married, he and his wife have four children under the age of 6 and he is employed by Mifflinburg Bank. President John circulated a card for Jack Rousch. Jack is now in rehab at Penn Village. John Stokinger’s guest, Bruce Marion, Sunbury Hospital Director of Marketing, is being sponsored for membership by Donna Schuck. 

Announcements: 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.*Sheet was circulated for daffodil days purchases. Rudnitsky’s are thanked for agreeing to host Beds for a Cause guests. Jerry Rhoades is thanked for hosting a very interesting Urban/Rural night.

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe shared information about how the Rotary Clubs in Brazil have provided emergency relief to the thousands of victims of floods and mudslides in the mountain communities north of Rio de Janeiro.

Sergeant at arms: Konrad Kempfe collected fines as follows: Happy Birthday today to Toby Skinner; from Art Bowen (birth of new grandson); Earl Ferster (no badge and happy to be here); Mike Flock (coming announcement of SAYF change to SACF, and bald eagle sighting);John Fischer (State gift to the Library); Charlie McCuen (Rudnitsky’s stepping up and a sunny day); Donna Long (Toby’s birthday); Chad Cohrs (weather and fellow Rotarians); Hal Dunkelberger (good attendance); Wesley Knapp (today not being a 4:30 a.m. day and Mike Piecuch running for DA); John Stokinger (baby turning 33, guests and winter); Mike Piecuch (missed birthday at Rotary and surprise party); Ken Wagner (June arrival of a baby boy); and John Bickhart (good Selinsgrove news, good singing, and no badge).

 Future Programs:

Feb. 17 – Summer SEALS Day Camp. Terry Heintzelman, Principal, Holly Morgan, Guidance Counselor, and Melissa Urey, a SEALS teacher, 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.

Mar. 3 – TBA, Mary Peterhaensel hosts. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Mar. 10 – TBA, Mike Piecuch hosts. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:   Feb. 7 – Shawn Felty; 11 – Michael Hayes; 25 – Mark Johnson.  Mar. 15 – Mary Alice Peterhaensel; 26 – William Clark; 31 – Ken Miller.

Quotation: “The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude."  Arnold Glasow, author                        &