May 17, 2012

Selinsgrove Rotary Club

Reach Within
to Embrace Humanity

Vol. 85, No. 43

President – Patricia A. PinkowskiEditor – Dorothy M.

Next Meeting: May 24, 2012 – Stacy Butler of State Farm Insurance will be the speaker.
Sheri Hoffman is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 17, 2012: The meeting began with a moment of silence in memory of Harold J.
Schriver, Sr., long time Club member who passed away on May 11. Twenty-nine Rotarians
and “speakers” were in attendance as Mike Flock, Board Chair of the Selinsgrove
Area Community Foundation, and Kendra Aucker, Chair of the Scholarship
Committee described the history and then the process of selecting recipients. Kendra
chairs the committee of three (Dottie Anderson was the Rotary representative
and Heather Rowe represented the SACF). Kendra introduced Chris Lupolt,
Guidance Counselor, and the 2012 Rotary Club and SACF 2012 Scholarship winners.
They are: Autumn Kessler, Graduating from SUN Tech in Health Service, unable to
be at the meeting today because it is at the same time as her CNA test is
scheduled. She is the recipient of the two year scholarship. Chris shared that
Autumn is an excellent student who plans to pursue a nursing degree, first at
HACC and then Bloomsburg. Andrew Swineford, who will attend George Washington
Univ. as pre-med, intends to become a medical doctor.He has made mission trips to Guatemala and
Honduras, doing both medical missions and work with potable water projects.
Sarah Gray will attend Susquehanna University as a vocal music major. She has
been very active in both band and chorus activities, singing and playing the flute
and piccolo. Her senior project and time as a Girl Scout has inspired her to do
service work and to continue working as a volunteer at Mostly Mutts. Nicole
Deckard has been a member of both field hockey and basketball teams. She will
attend Longwood University where she will pursue studies in Biology/Pre
Pharmacy. She has also been a Mostly Mutts volunteer and, with her teammates
has helped clean up from the last floods

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. All members are urged to sell two tickets to the
event. Proceeds are used to help in our
Polio Plus efforts. **Mike Piecuch and Dave Lawer have stepped up to assume
responsibility for 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. ***June 9 is the Rotary Chicken
Barbeque – Bob Fogle announced that tickets and flyers will be available for
distribution to members soon.All
members are expected to sell 10 tickets and to sign up to help at the event.
There will be little League games occurring at the field as usual

Good News of Rotary International: Konrad Kempfe shared information about a matching
grant program by the Coral Gables, Fl club that has allowed for the purchase of
a ventilator for an IC Unit in a children’s hospital in Columbia.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: himself
(e-mail sent by Tom and Ann Gates to all of the SVC members for the pops
concert); Chad Cohrs (student guests and Our Town Selinsgrove WVIA program
ended by an honors choir performance); Dottie Anderson (behalf of Michael Hayes
for Mike Piecuch and Dave Lawer taking onMovie Night); John Fischer (playing golf with Tom Gates, Mike Flock’s
Our Town Selinsgrove appearance, scholarship winners, and 7th and 8th
grade concert); Donna Shuck (scholarship recipients); Mike Flock (Kathy giving
away one of the horses); Kendra Aucker (scholarship recipients, Sara’s with
honors American Univ. graduation and having a job, and in memory of Hal
Schriver);Bill Clark (scholarship
recipients); Pat Pinkowski (scholarship recipients & special mother’s day);
Mary Peterhaensel (on way to teach children about wild flowers); Ken Wagner
(daughter’s successful soft ball team on way to nationals); Ken Miller (speed
and agility program on field and Hal Schriver and his children and
grandchildren); Melson Bailey (Our Town Selinsgrove); Bob Soper (SACF and
scholarships); Jeff Edmunds (son singing last night and Chris Lupolt); Hal
Dunkelberger (leaving early to sing); Art Bowen (Hal and students); Bob Fogle
(being here); Toby Skinner (Beds for a Cause guests and $100 for Club); and
Earl Ferster (+15 and scholarship recipients.)

Future Programs

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 – Ashburn’s
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 21 –
Snyder County 4H speaker Kathy Weller. Toby Skinner is the host. SVCC, 11:45
a.m., Mike Flock will edit the newsletter.

June 28 –
Installation of 2012-13 Officers and Directors and Awarding of Paul Harris
Fellows. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


June 24
– Pat Pinkowski.

Quotation: “An error does not become a mistake
until you refuse to correct it.” 

John F. Kennedy