Feb 23, 2012

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

Vol. 85, No. 31

President – Patricia A. PinkowskiEditor – Dorothy M.

Next Meeting: March 1, 2012 – Dr. Donald Housley will
speak on his recently completed book, Make it the Best – A History of
Geisinger Health System 1912-2001
. Nelson Bailey is the host. BJ’s, 11:45


February 23, 2012: Thirty Rotarians were in attendance for a
presentation by State Representative Fred Keller. Bill Clark was the host. In
introducing Representative Keller, Bill pointed it out that Fred is unopposed
in the next election. Rep. Keller spoke about his intent to listen to his
constituents, read every piece of legislation, research any questions, show up
to vote, meet with constituents prepared to say why he voted as he did.
Legislation he spoke about included the budget, bill on no texting while
driving, and Marcellus Shale impact fees. It is clear that Rep. Keller
understands need to cooperate across the aisle and to think incrementally and
pragmatically. Earl Ferster circulated the order sheet for Daffodil Days – they
will be distributed on 3/22 and any unclaimed will be taken to Grayson View.
Bob Soper and John Stokinger spoke about the District Conference and urged
attendance at some or all of the meeting. President Pat introduced new members
Jared Roush and Dave Lawer.


Announcements: 4/19
is the Distinguished Service Award dinner, 6 p.m., SVCC. *Polio Plus bike ride
is scheduled for 6/23, members are urged to participate if possible. Pat has
registration sheets. If not riding, one can be a virtual rider for a donation
of $25.


Sergeant at arms:
Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: himself (Raven’s birthday);
Jeff Edmunds (happy that we have superintendent’s that care about students and
their education); Chad Cohrs (appreciated good thoughts and prayers in
difficult times); Bob Soper (John Stokinger for sharing about conference); Dave
Lawer (speaker); John Fischer (SACF donation and alma mater Juniata beat SU); John
Thompson (8 new hams); Donna Shuck (daughter visiting); Bill Clark (speaker and
great concert at SU); Tom Gates (Ann’s Birthday); Art Bowen (late); Joyce
Anderson (speaker); John Bickhart (Super’s and speaker); Wes Knapp (speaker,
Houston Experience, badge); Nelson Bailey (Jerry Rhoads recovering well); and
Earl Ferster (speaker and ++ 15).

Future Programs:
Mar. 8 – All
three Snyder County Commissioners will be in attendance – Mike Piecuch is the
host, 11:45 a.m., BJ’s. Board Meeting follows regular meeting. Mar. 15
– Loreen Comstock will speak about Nurse/Family Partnership. Donna Shuck is the
host, 11:45 a.m., BJ’s. Mar. 22
Joseph Gallagher, MD, from Central Penn Gastroenterology, will be the speaker.
John Stokinger is the host, BJ’s, 11:45 a.m. Mar. 29 – TBA, BJ’s at 11:45 a.m.


Mar. 26
– William Clark; 31 – Ken Miller.

Quotation: “Self-development is a higher duty than
self sacrifice.”

Elizabeth Cady Stanton