Dec. 8, 2011

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

Vol. 85, No. 21resident – Patricia A. PinkowskiEditor – Dorothy M.

Next Meeting: Dec. 15, 2011– Rotary Christmas Party,
with entertainment provided by ventriloquist Patrick Alvarez. Art Bowen is the
host. Guests and partners are more than welcome to this special evening event. 6:00
p.m., SVCC Fireplace Room. Call Joyce Anderson by noon 12/16 to sign up if
you’ve missed signing up and wish to attend.


December 8, 2011: Thirty-none Rotarians
and guests (too many for the editor to catch the names) were present for this
special program featuring Michael Guman, former LA Ram and Penn State Alum.
Michael Damiano was the host for this event held in the Fireplace Room.Mr. Guman shared stories from his days as an
athlete at Penn State, citing events and people who have been influential in
his life. The 1979 Sugar Bowl story, picture on the cover of Sports
Illustrated, with the picture becoming a wall size mural at Alabama, still
influences his life today with folks sending him copies of the cover to be
autographed. He was drafted by the LA Rams in 1980, retiring from the NFL in
1988.All in attendance appreciated his
candor and reflections on the recent events at Penn State. He continues to hold
Joe Paterno in high regard, and regrets how events unfolded in these
circumstances. A brief Board Meeting followed. With regret, the Board accepted
the resignations of Justin Troup and Shane Hendricks.



Do visit Tree Fest between now and the 17th
of Dec.*No meeting will be held 12/29. Club will meet at BJ’s in Jan., Feb. and
March.**Hal Schriver circulated a signup sheet for the shifts that remain open
for Salvation Army Bell Ringing.*** Joyce Anderson reported she has received
$300 toward purchase of gifts, clothing and household items for our Christmas
Family of 4 (including an 18 month old boy and 6 year old girl). This family
lost all of their belongings in the flood. If you have purchased items on your
own, please give them to Joyce for delivery to the family.


Good News of Rotary: Konrad reported on a project from Manila, Philippines
where the downtown club has organized a shipment of 25,000 brand new McGraw
Hill school text books valued at $1.2 million to schools throughout the
Philippines. This was done through the International Book Project, a charitable
organization that supplies books to over 40 countries.


Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected
fines as follows: himself and Jeff Edmunds for Happy Birthday; from Mike Flock
(Late Shoppers Night and the Commons); Joyce Anderson (speaker); Mike Damiano
(Joyce for decorations and speaker and guests, and Edward Jones second in state
for best place to work); John Stokinger (VT makeup and Rotarians roasting
chestnuts at the Market St. Festival); Chad Cohrs (missed a week and no school
delay); Wesley Knapp (retiree event and still working); Bill Clark (guests and
speaker); Pat Pinkowski (speaker); and Earl Ferster (++15 and wife’s successful
knee replacement surgery).


Future Programs:

22 – Enterprise/Midd West School District, Wesley Knapp host. 11:45 a.m. SVCC

29 – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – No meeting

5 – Derek Shambach, Snyder Ct. EMA Coordinator. Ken Miller hosts. 11:45 a.m.,
BJ’s, Selinsgrove

12 – TBA – 11:45 a.m., BJ’s, Selinsgrove


Birthdays: Dec. 15 – Nelson
Bailey; 17 – Sheri Hoffman; 30 – Dottie Anderson; 31 – Donna Long.Jan. 3 – Shane Hendricks; 5 – Michael
Damiano; 12 – Mike Piecuch; 14 – Don Harnum; 24 – Michael Flock.


Quotation: “It is hard to tell the truth, for
although there is one, it is alive and constantly changes its face.”Franz