June 16, 2011

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Vol. 84, No. 50President –
John L. StokingerEditor – Dorothy M. Anderson

Next Meeting: June 23, 2011–Victoria Rosencroft of
Nottingham Village will speak about Dementia and Alzheimer Disease. Bob Soper
is the host. 11:45 a.m., SVCC.


June 16, 2011: Sixty-three Rotarians and guests met at the Priestly House in
Northumberland for a picnic dinner provided by the Sunbury Club and a tour of
the visitor center, the house and the newly reconstructed laboratory. The
“stage set” laboratory will be dedicated on Sunday. About 10 years in the
planning, the project was designed by Eric Viker of Susquehanna University’s
Theater Department and built by several of the stage set design students. The
Priestly House is staffed by a devoted group of “Friends” who volunteer to
serve as tour guides at this state owned property. Priestly was a scientist,
scholar, teacher, and minister who came to this country when he was 61. His
most noted discovery is oxygen and he is acknowledged as the “father” of
Chemistry. This was a delightful evening with spirits not dampened by the rain.If you have not visited before, do consider
sharing this experience with others – it is well worth it.


Announcements: June 3-26, volunteers are needed
to staff the SU Gallery for the Simon Snyder Exhibit. Signup to work from 1:30
to 4:30.*June 26, the District Polio Plus Bike Riders will make a stop at
Rotary Field at about 3:30 p.m., departing from there at 4:40 p.m. See John
Stokinger’s6/15 e-mail for more
details. Consider being a “virtual rider.”**July 26 is Rotary Hotdog Night at
the Gazebo, with Gift, Troutman, Gift performing. Plan to attend. Tell John
Bickhart to volunteer to help.


Good News of Rotary: Sharing a night of good fellowship as the guests of
the Sunbury Rotarians and supporting the “Rotary Pedals Out Polio” event.

Future Programs:

30 – Installation of 2011-12 Officers and Directors. John Stokinger will have
the opportunity to reflect on his year as President and new President Pat
Pinkowski will have the opportunity to tell members her goals for the 11-12
year. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

7 – Pam Ross, Director of the Snyder County Library, will speak about the
renovations and expansion of the library in Selinsgrove. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

14 – Official visit of new District Governor, Alice Kissinger. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

21 – Jo Mueller of Home Instead, a home health service, will be the speaker.
Marv Rudnitsky is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

28 – TBA


Birthdays:June 24 – Pat Pinkowski


Quotation: “We do not live to think, but, on the
contrary, we think in order that we may succeed in surviving.”Jose Ortega y Gasset