May 10, 2012

Selinsgrove Rotary Club

Reach Within
to Embrace Humanity

Vol. 85, No. 42

President – Patricia A. PinkowskiEditor – Dorothy M.

Next Meeting: May 17, 2012 – Rotary Club and SACF 2012 Scholarship winners will be
introduced. Kendra Aucker, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, is the host.
SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 10, 2012: 28 Rotarians were in attendance as heart
transplant recipient Susan Robishaw spoke about receiving a donor heart 23
years ago. Susan is a medical librarian at GMC and active in the Gift of Life
Donor Program. Jennifer Wolfe, Community Relations staff member with Gift of
Life, shared information and facts about being a donor. For example: you are
never too old to be a tissue or organ donor and one donor can save or enhance
the lives of more than 50 recipients. Konrad Kempfe was the host for this most
interesting and informative program. An
informal board and open to any member meeting followed to discuss the Chicken
Barbeque and continuing it whether or not there is a little league event
occurring on the field. Consensus of all in attendance is that the Barbeque
MUST continue and that all members need to sell or turn in their tickets in a
timely fashion, help publicize the event, work at the event and in all ways
make a commitment to making it successful. It is scheduled for the second
Saturday in June – 6/9. This is the only fund raising event done by the club
where monies raised are placed in the Club’s coffers.


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. **Please 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 community program. It will not continue unless additional help is
forthcoming.***Pat announced that at the District Conference, Jack Roush was
recognized with the gift of a tree in his memory. The tree has been planted at
Rotary Field.

Good News of Rotary International: Konrad Kempfe shared information about 2011-12’s
Ambassadorial Scholars program in which 400 graduate and undergraduate students
studied abroad while participating in community service projects and speaking
to local Clubs. US universities sending Rotary scholars abroad include USMA,
Chapman, USNA, University of Pittsburgh and Vanderbilt.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: Happy
Birthday John Stokinger (he’ll be in Budapest on the actual day); Dave Lawer
(guests and T-Ball on Rotary Field); John Fischer (Gail’s Bd with in-laws);
Chad Cohr’s (son’s graduation from Penn State and high school ranked 29th
by US News and World Report); Ken Miller (wall to wall kids in celebration of
50th wedding anniversary); Nelson Bailey (SVC Pop’s Concert and
Rotarian singewrs); Pat Pinkowski (Concert and guests); Mike Flock (Watkins
Glen trip); Bob Soper (kid’s help as Vi recovers); Bill Clark SVC concert and
Vi’s good recovery); Charlie McCuen (off to FL); and Earl Ferster (back and

Future Programs

May 24 – Stacy
Butler, State Farm Insurance will be the speaker. Sheri Hoffman is the host.
SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 31 – Marcellas Shale – speaker is Mark Herer. Toby
Skinner is the host. John Stokinger will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

June 7 – Ashburns
Animals. SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Michael Hayes will edit the

June 14 – Dr.
Pat Bruno will speak about Child Abuse and Bullying. Nelson Bailey is the host.
SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Mike Flock will edit the newsletter.



June 24
– Pat Pinkowski.

Quotation: “Those only are happy who have their
mind fixed on some object other than their own happiness.”John Stewart Mill