July 7,2011

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

Vol. 85, No. 1          President –
Patricia A. Pinkowski                           Editor – Dorothy M. Anderson

Next Meeting: July 14, 2011–The official visit of new
District Governor, Alice Kissinger. 11:45 a.m., SVCC.


July 7, 2011: Twenty-six Rotarians and guests were present as Rotarian and
Selinsgrove Library Director Jennifer Johnston and Pam Ross, Director of the
Snyder County Libraries, described the renovation and expansion of the
Selinsgrove Library and the fund raising project.Construction is already underway and is scheduled
to be completed in a year. The library is currently housed in the former
Jackson Penn school. The addition will provide space for a collection of 80,000
volumes, a separate children’s library area, additional computers and quiet
study space and will be completely assessable for those with disabilities. Pam
noted that the construction of the Selinsgrove Commons will begin next Monday,
with SPI having successfully raised funds for that project. The library project
necessitated raising 3.6 million, and, with the boost provided with Senator
Gordner’s assistance (bringing 1 and ¼ mil from the State), Pam was pleased to
report that what remains to be raised in the public phase of the campaign is
$800,000. Joe Kleinbauer is campaign chair, with Linda and Skip Wieder serving
as honorary chairs. Present was Del Kennedy, Board Chair, and Ann Gates (Tom’s
wife), a member of the development committee.

Announcements: July 26 is Rotary Hotdog Night at the Gazebo, with Gift, Troutman, Gift
performing. Plan to attend. Tell John Bickhart is you can volunteer to help.*Chicken
Barbeque fund raising results can’t be finalized until the remainder of the
membership responds with proceeds from tickets sold and/or a return of unsold
tickets. PLEASE, if you have not already done so, REPORT TICKET SALES AND TURN
IN THE MONEY ASAP so books can be closed.**President Pat needs members to
respond to her messages in order to complete the additions to the annual
calendar = she hopes to be distributing it by next Thursday. After 7/14, Board
Meetings will typically occur following meetings on the second Thursday of
every month.


Acting Sergeant at arms: John Stokinger collected fines as follows: Happy
Birthday Joyce Anderson, and from Mike Flock (hay, rain, horses); Chad Cohrs
(back from Italy); Nelson Bailey (Joyce and cake); Don Harnum (back from Myrtle
Beach and fun with son’s and grandkids); Tom Gates (Ann and Library Campaign);
Art Bowen (weekend with grand kids); John Fischer (Mike Flock and terrific SACF
meeting); Charlie McCuen (4th anniversary and library campaign);
Toby Skinner (Joyce’s BD and flowers and cake); himself (year over, camping at
Hopewell Furnace); and Earl Ferster (Joyce and +15).

Future Programs:

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 – Mike Damiano will present a program on the RI Foundation to inform all
members of the work of the Foundation. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

4 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m., Mike Flock will serve as Newsletter editor.

11 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Birthdays:July 19 – Hal Dunkleberger. August 15 – Kendra Aucker;
16 – Earl Ferster, Konrad Kempfe; 25 – Justin Troup; 30 – Jay Lemons


Quotation: “A problem well put is half solved.”John Dewey