April 12, 2012

Selinsgrove Rotary Club

Reach Within
to Embrace Humanity

Vol. 85, No. 38

President – Patricia A. PinkowskiEditor – Dorothy M.

Next Meeting: April 19, 2012 – Distinguished Service Award Dinner and Presentation to
Pete and Cookie DeWire. Don Harnum will serve as Master of Ceremony. A plaque
recognizing the generosity of the Rudy Gelnett bequest to the Borough of
Selinsgrove will also be presented. Call Joyce Anderson before noon Fri. 4/13
if you’ve missed signing up for this very special Rotary event. Guests and
partners very welcome. Mike Flock will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 6:00 p.m. social
time, 6:30 p.m. dinner.

April 12, 2012: Twenty-four Rotarians were present as Dave Paulson, Basketball Coach
at Bucknell, spoke about his coaching philosophy and the way in which he works
with his players. Tom Gates was the host. Coach Paulson is an energetic and
enthusiastic speaker, the same traits he exhibits as a coach. He sees himself
as an educator, and teaching team building is his first priority. Today’s
culture is into instant gratification, and frequently self-absorbed, making it
more challenging to build a team. Passion, talking, toughness, and focus are
values he seeks to develop in his players – all of which will serve them well
in their futures beyond college. President Pat introduced new member Brian
Neitz to those who have not yet met him. Joyce Anderson is looking for someone
willing to pitch hit for Don Harnum as MC for 6/19 if Don’s health prevents him
from fulfilling that role.


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.


Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: Belated Happy Birthday
to Ken Miller and Bob Soper; from Tom Gates (back from month FL. and the
speaker); Joyce Anderson (speaker and leaving early); Ken Miller (birthday
celebrated with grandkids, thank Bob Soper for the flowers at Rotary Field);
Bob Soper (yea perennials, his birthday); Wes Knapp( Tom Lyons and speaker); John Fischer (Golf
Tournament meetings have started); Dave Lawer (speaker and recruits); Jeff
Edmunds (wrong badge, back, and burning the ship story); Mike Flock (great
Easter with daughters home); Pat Pinkowski (great Easter and celebration for
mother’s 88th birthday); Nelson Bailey (granddaughter’s softball
success and becoming a Bison in the fall); and Charlie McCuen (grandson’s 3rd


Future Programs:

April 26 – Free
Enterprise Week presentation by Phillip 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.

May 10
Susan Robishaw, “The Gift of Life” organ transplant program. Konrad Kempfe is
the host, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 17
Rotary and SACF Scholarship Winners will be introduced by Kendra Aucker, Chair
of the Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation Scholarship Committee.


Apr. 20
– John Bickhart; 28 – Bob Fogle. May 15 – John Stokinger.

Quotation: “Confidence is what you have before you
understand the problem.”