Nov. 10, 2011

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

Vol. 85, No. 18

President – Patricia A. PinkowskiEditor – Dorothy M.

Next Meeting: Nov. 17, 2011– Annual Meeting with second
call for nominations from the floor and election of 2011-12 board. Speaker:
Rosa Weir, Director Children and Youth Agency. 11:45 a.m., SVCC.

November 10, 2011: Thirty some Rotarians and guests (Jeff Edmunds guest
Steve Stanko of FNB) were present for Veterans Recognition Day. Jack Grove,
Assistant Fire Chief of the Hummels Wharf Fire Company, spoke about the 9/11
memorial erected at the fire house. It includes a piece of steel from the World
Trade Center, soil from Somerset and block from the Pentagon.All are urged to view the memorial dedicated
on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and done in recognition of the
sacrifice of both military and fire personnel. Joyce Anderson hosted and
recognized all veterans in the room for their service. Donna Schuck reported on
behalf of the nominating committee (herself, Wes Knapp and John Stokinger). The
slate is as follows: President: Donna Schuck; Past President: Pat Pinkowski;
President Elect: Wesley Knapp; Vice President: Chad Cohrs; Treasurer: Ken
Wagner; Secretary: Hal Dunkelberger. Avenue of Service Directors: Community
Service – John Bickhart; International Service – Konrad Kempfe; Club Service –
open; Vocational Service – Toby Skinner. There were no additional nominations
from the floor. A Board of Directors Meeting followed.

Announcements: The
Book selected for Club’s Tree Fest tree is Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel.*Don
Summers announced that Dictionary Distribution will occur 11/21 at 10:25 a.m. at
the Intermediate School. Please let tell him if you can help with this event.**Ken
Miller passed around a sheet for signup to rake leaves at Rotary Field sometime
during the next week. At least one tree needs to be cut down and replaced. Let
him know if you are interested in the wood and can help with removal. ***Konrad
Kempfe noted receipt of three thank you letters for club donations: Shelter
Box, Susanna Faulk, Wheelchair Foundation.****President Pat and John Fischer
presented a third of the pledge to the Library Campaign this past Monday. The
$5000 donation from the Club and the $1000 in memory of Carolyn Fischer
originally from John’s company, will result in a plaque being placed on a
bookshelf in the new facility.*****No meeting will be held 12/29. Club will
meet at BJ’s in Jan., Feb. and March.

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe shared information from South Africa
where the District and a former ambassadorial scholar fund and operate a
program called Mothers to Mothers designed to prevent the spread of HIV/Aids by
providing medication to pregnant women.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected
fines as follows: happy birthday from Jerry Rhoads and a second time from Donna
Schuck; from Don Harnum (with granddaughter attending a veteran’s recognition
event in NJ, late, and Mustard Seed donation to East Snyder Park); Jeff Edmunds
(his guest and “this too shall pass”); Joyce Anderson (speaker and John Reed);
Pat Pinkowski (all vets); Chad Cohrs (speaker and vets); Ken Miller (Elk
hunting and two weeks in Colorado); Hal Schriver (Chad and students); John Reed
(election results, speaker, birth of 8th grandchild); Nelson Bailey
(happy to wake up this morning); Hal Dunkelberger (elections and plus $15); and
himself (thanks to Konrad for sub duty, and heartbroken for Penn State).


Future Programs:

24 – Thanksgiving – No Meeting

1 – “Isagenix” – speaker is Peggy Rynearson, weight loss/wellness. John Fischer
is the host.

SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

8 – Speaker Michael Guman, Penn State Alum, LA Ram. Mike Damiano host, 11:45
a.m., SVCC.

15 – Christmas Party, 6:00 p.m., SVCC, Art Bowen host. Entertainment provided
by ventriloquist Patrick Alvarez. Sign up sheet will be circulated.


Birthdays: November 15 – Art
Bowen. Dec. 8 – Charlie McCuen; 10 – Marv Rudnitsky, Jeff Edmunds; 15 – Nelson
Bailey; 17 – Sheri Hoffman; 30 – Dottie Anderson; 31 – Donna Long.


Quotation: “History, despite its wrenching pain,
cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage doesn’t need to be lived again.”Maya Angelou