Feb.11, 2011

                                  Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Vol. 84, No. 31                           President – John L. Stokinger                            Editor – Dorothy M. Anderson

Next Meeting: February 17, 2011 – We return to the SVCC. Michael Hayes hosts a program about the Summer SEALS Day Camp, featuring Principal Terry Heintzelman, Counselor Holly Morgan, other special guests and an announcement. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.  A Board Meeting follows.

Feb. 10, 2011: Thirty plus Rotarians and guests were present to hear Cheryl Hill describe the work of Mostly Mutts no kill dog shelter. Mark Johnson hosted and introduced the speaker. Started in her home in 1988, Mostly Mutts was formed in 2004 as a licensed 501(3)(c) shelter. Currently providing shelter for 80 dogs in 6 buildings that have heat, electricity, running water and enclosed outside space, the shelter is completely dependent on volunteers and fund raising. Cheryl estimates she has re-homed 5000 dogs since starting the program. The adoption policy includes a home visit and vet check. To learn more visit mostlymuttsoline.com. Guests: Tom Gates introduced Gary Charles, Mike Piecuch introduced Mike Bolig, and Donna Schuck introduced Bruce Marian, soon to be new member. Bob Soper reported on Jack Roush’s recovery from surgery after fall that broke his hip.

Announcements: Club is considering hosting members of the GSE Team visiting from the Philippines in April. Please let President  John know asap if you would be willing to house a member of the team the week of 4/10 or 4/19. If no hosts step forward, we will be unable to participate in the District program. *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.** See President John if you would like additional information on the RI Credit Card or the Hawaiian Club fund raiser.

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe shared information about the Shelter Box USA volunteers being recognized by President Obama and the President’s Volunteer Service Award for providing ¼ of the shelter tents being used in Haiti and about Sanofi Pasteur participation in the End Polio Now campaign.

Sergeant at arms: Konrad Kempfe collected fines as follows: from Donna Schuck (guest and visit with daughter in Florida); John Stokinger (history in newsletter written by Bob Soper); Mark Johnson (speaker and missed meetings); Pat Pinkowski (couldn’t hear); Mike  Piecuch (guest and daughter in coral concert); Tome Gates (guest); John Bickhart (badge); and Charlie McCuen (seeing his tax collector).


  Future Programs:

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

Mar. 3 – Otto Walker, an expert on German Stamps, will be the speaker, hosted by Mary Peterhaensel. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

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

Mar. 17 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:   Feb. 25 – Mark Johnson.  Mar. 15 – Mary Alice Peterhaensel; 26 – William Clark; 31 – Ken Miller.


Quotation: “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”    Ursula K. Le Guin