Mar. 29, 2012

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

Vol. 85, No. 36

President – Patricia A. PinkowskiEditor – Dorothy M.

Next Meeting: April 5, 2012 – We return to the SVCC. The
speaker will be Jim Taylor, General Manager for Heritage Aviation, Penn Valley
Airport. Charlie and Elaine Benner will also be present. John Thompson is the
host. New Members will be installed. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


March 29, 2012: 25 Rotarians and guests (Joyce
Anderson’s guest was new member Brian Neitz) heard this presentation by artist Joanne
Landis. Toby Skinner was the host. Joanne, featured in a recent Susquehanna
Life issue, began her career in NYC as a fashion illustrator. She studied at
Parsons School of Design, and taught for several years before moving to
Troxelville about 20 years ago. She commuted into NY to continue teaching for
about 10 years before staying here full time. Joanne sees herself as a
narrative painter, seeking to tell a story with her art. In addition she writes
and is about to learn if she is 1st or 2nd in a short
fiction writing contest at York College later today.She does 20 foot murals on canvas – two, one
from Ireland and the other from Germany, will be on display at Penn State later
this year. She has a studio in her barn as well as one in the former Pajama Factory
in Williamsport. While some of her work is done on commission, @99% is her own
work. She says she may do 20 pieces in order to sell one. Pieces of her work
can be seen at Peppers in town.

Brief Board Meeting
followed, at which Bill Reibschied’s resignation was accepted with regret.

Announcements: Polio Plus Bike Ride is scheduled for
6/23, members are urged to participate if possible. Pat has registration sheet
and one was 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, Melissa
Laniewski, and John Stokinger. Proceeds are used to help in our Polio Plus
efforts. **More Rotarians are asked to step up to assist with Movie Nights this
summer. Held on the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of June, July and
Aug., at dusk, the equipment for this program was purchased through a Rotary
Simplified Grant. Please call or e-mail Michael Hayes to volunteer to be a part
of this fun Rotary program. ***SIGN UP NOW TO ATTEND APRIL 19 DISTINGUISHED

Sergeant at arms: John Stokinger collected happy fines as follows: Happy Birthday Bill Clark
(and having a tooth pulled on your birthday); Donna Shuck (2nd PETS
training, daughter’s movie debut); Wesley Knapp (Toby’s picture in the paper);
Toby Skinner (picture and speaker); Pat Pinkowski (SVC concern, Globetrotters
with grandkids); Dave Lawer (Bill’s BD, and new member Brian); Mike Damiano
(returned from mission trip, Club’s donation has helped 5 family’s); Art Bowen
(Karen with grandkids, Art to Myrtle Beach); Mike Flock (new puppy); John
Stokinger (concert, Brian); Nelson Bailey (Konrad’s travels); and Earl Ferster
(+15 and good fellowship).

Future Programs:

April 12 – Dave
Paulsen, Basketball
Coach at Bucknell will be the speaker. Tom Gates is the
host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 19 – 6 p.m.
Social, 6:30 dinner, SVCC, Distinguished Service Award Dinner honoring Pete and
Cookie DeWire. Don Harnum will be the Master of Ceremonies. Rudy Gelnett’s
bequest to his hometown Selinsgrove will also be recognized.Mike Flock will edit the newsletter. Signup
sheet circulating.

April 26 – Free
Enterprise Week presentation by Fred Zimmerman, 20 year FEW Foundation
volunteer. Hal Schriver is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 3 – Shade
Mountain Winery presentation. Toby Skinner is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.



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

Quotation: “Happiness is not the absence of
problems but the ability to deal with them.”Baron de Montesquieu