July 5, 2012

Selinsgrove Rotary Club

Peace through Service

Vol. 86, No.1                         
President – Donna Schuck                Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: July 12 – Melissa Laniewski will give her
classification talk and a portion of RI President Tanaka’s speech will be
shared via video. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


July 5, 2012: Eighteen Rotarians were present for Dr. Daniel Perna’s thought provoking
presentation about education. Dr. Perna served as a public school administrator
throughout his career and in retirement has formed an educational consulting
firm specializing in curriculum innovation. Working with state department of
education and/or teachers and administrators, Dr. Perna and his colleagues seek
to break down educational silos and concentrating on developing common core
curricula that insure students and read and know the basics of math. He is
motivation by a belief that the current culture that emphasizes “everyone needs
to go to college” has deprived the country and its economy of having bright
students prepared to be skilled workers. He is clearly passionate about his
work and what he believes is essential in preparing students to live successful
and productive lives.

AnnouncementsMovie Night on Rotary Field, which occurs the 2nd and 4th
Thursdays from June through August at dusk on Rotary field, has been “saved”
this summer because the Borough of Selinsgrove Gelnett Trust has provided funds
to pay for the copyright license fees required to show movies outdoors.. Mike Piecuch and Dave Lawer are co-chairing this
Rotary initiative and invite each Rotarian to come out for these fun-filled,
community-building times for fellowship with family, friends and neighbors. To
continue this program in future years will require sponsors to cover the cost
of the liscense.* Earl Ferster need assistance on 7/24 at 7 at the Gazebo for
Hot Dog Night sponsored by Rotary. Future Rotary events are Aug. 18th,
Carnival Night at Rotary Field. and October 20th, Rotary is to have
a stand at Kids Grove event.**Art Bowen has assigned program dates to all
members – some of these dates and assignments have changed and President Donna
circulated a corrected sheet.***President Donna indicates that Board Meeting
will be held on the third Thursday of every month following regular meeting
except as noted below (July 19 and Aug. 9).DG Jim Eberly’s priority for the
year is for each Club in the District to contribute to the Shelter Box program.

Good News from Rotary: Konrad Kempfe spoke about the Rotaract Club of
Shanghai’s project to assist in the repair of a pediatric hospital in North
Korea which had experienced severe flooding in 2008. In partnership with
another Rotaract Club from Hungary, significant dollars were donated.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines from Joyce Anderson for her Birthday
(and Joyce also contributed for our speaker and to thank Club for flowers and
pin); himself (joy in 4th of July celebration); Art Bowen (speaker,
Joyce’s birthday, family 4th celebration); John Stokinger (encounter
with snakes while hiking); John Fischer (vacations with family, quiet time and
speaker); Dave Lawer (speaker and Gelnett Trust); Mike Flock (4th);
Toby Skinner (gem mining with grandkids); Melissa Laniewski (visit with Bill
Clark’s daughter); Mary Peterhaensel (pic in paper); Donna Schuck (speaker was
her adult Sunday School teacher); and Earl Ferster (+15 and the 4th
of July).


Future Programs:

July 19 – Dr. Michael Hayes, Ryan McGuire
and Lauren Hoover, Co-Directors, will present a program on the Summer SEALS Day
Camp. 11:4 5 a.m., SVCC, followed by first 2012-13 Board Meeting.

July 26 – Rotary Exchange Student Morgan
Adams will be the speaker. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Aug. 2 – TBA, Dottie Anderson is the host.
SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Aug. 9 – District Governor
Jim Eberly’s visit with our Club. Board Meeting with the DG follows regular
meeting.All Board Members are expected
to attend and asked to arrange their schedules accordingly. SVCC; 11:45 a.m.


Birthdays: July 19 – Hal Dunkleberger. Aug. 14 – Kendra Aucker; 15 – Earl
Ferster and Konrad Kempe; 24 – Justin Troup; 29 – Jay Lemons.

Quotation: “The biggest human temptation is to
settle for too little” Thomas Merton