Mar 8, 2012

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

Vol. 85, No. 33

President – Patricia A. PinkowskiEditor – Dorothy M.

Next Meeting: March 15, 2012 – Loreen Comstock,
Director, will speak about the County Nurse/Family Partnership. Donna Shuck is
the host. BJ’s, 11:45 a.m.


March 8, 2012: Twenty-seven Rotarians were in
attendance as Malcolm Derk and Joe Kantz, Majority Commissioners, spoke about
their work on behalf of Snyder County residents. Peggy Chamberlain Roup,
Minority Commissioner, was unable to attend because of a death in her family.
Mike Piecuch was the host. Malcolm spoke about his work as Chair of the Prison
Board and with human resources as it relates to the county’s 230 employees. Joe
spoke about his work as chair of the Commissioners, with building maintenance
issues and as Treasurer for the state wide CC’s association, especially with
legislative issues that have impact on the County. Joe complimented Peggy’s
work in making budgeting recommendations that have resulted in substantial
savings in electric costs. Cash flow is always an issue in that the county is
dependent on state reimbursements for things such as Children and Youth, and
the delay in receipt of those reimbursements. It is clear that residents are
benefiting from the work of our commissioners. A Rotary Board Meeting followed.

Announcements: Polio Plus Bike Ride is scheduled for
6/23, members are urged to participate if possible. Pat has registration sheet
and one will be e-mailed to members. If not riding, one can be a virtual rider
for a donation of $25.*Savor Selinsgrove will occur in the afternoon on 6/23 –
Rotarians working on this event are Michael Hayes, Donna Shuck, and John
Stokinger. Proceeds are used to help in our Polio Plus efforts. **The
recipients of thisyear’s Distinguished
Service Award are Pete and Cookie DeWire. Don Harnum will host the 4/19 evening
ceremony at the SVCC, 6 social, 6:30 dinner.Joyce Anderson announced that Rudy Gelnett’s bequest to the Borough will
also be recognized on that evening.**Bob Soper spoke about the District
Conference 4/27-29, and announced that we have reached our attendance goals.

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe shared information about the Jan 17
announcement in San Diego, CA, from the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation that
Rotary has met the $200 million matching portion of the grant in support of
Polio Plus. There is now an additional outright grant of another $50 million
toward ending Polio worldwide.

Proposed New
(Returning) Member:
Dr. John Thompson, sponsored by Joyce Anderson.
Classification: Medical. Any objections should be conveyed to President Pat
within 7 days of this notice.

Sergeant at
Konrad Kempfe collected happy fines as follows: John Fischer
(beautiful day and Dave Lawer’s ref work); Michael Hayes (SSDC possible because
of Rotary being a founding partner in the program); Earl Ferster (already +15
and our guests); himself (Chicago visit with son and family); John Reed
(speakers and Syracuse); Melissa Laniewski (daughter’s new job); Bill Clark
(Melissa’s daughter following in grandfather’s footsteps); Bob Soper (speakers
and Lehigh win); Mike Piecuch (spekers and the ref); Joyce Anderson (speakers);
Pat Pinkowski (grandson’s work with homeless); Wesley Knapp (gift to Fl.
college); and Dave Lawer (speakers and work of the DA).

Future Programs:
Mar. 22
– Joseph Gallagher, MD, from Central Penn Gastroenterology, will be
the speaker. John Stokinger is the host, BJ’s, 11:45 a.m. Daffodil’s will be
distributed. Mar. 29 – Speaker about 4H, Toby Skinner is the host. BJ’s at 11:45
a.m. April 5 – Jim Taylor, General
Manager for Heritage Aviation, Penn Valley Airport, will be the speaker. John
Thompson is the host. Return to the SVCC.
11:45 a.m. April 12 –
Stephen Kish, Rowing Coach at Bucknell will be the
speaker. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.



Mar. 26
– William Clark; 31 – Ken Miller. Apr. 7 – Bob Soper, Ken Wagner; 20 – John
Bickhart; 28 – Bob Fogle

Quotation: “Ask yourself: Have you been kind
today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.”Anne Lennox