Aug. 2, 2008

Rotary Club

Peace through Service

Vol. 86, No.4   President – Donna Schuck  Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: August 9, 2012 – District Governor Jim Eberly
will pay his formal visit to the Club. ALL BOARD MEMBERS ARE URGED TO ATTEND
THE BOARD MEETING WITH THE GOVERNOR AT 10:45 a.m., preceding the regular
meeting which is at the SVCC at 11:45 a.m.


Aug. 2, 2012: Twenty-eight Rotarians and a guest (Tom Gates wife, Anne) were
present as Rotarian Dottie Anderson, Chair of the Borough’s Finance Committee,
shared information about the Gelnett Trust and its uses. This irrevocable trust
is valued at 5.1 million dollars, with interest being paid monthly to the
Borough. The two trustees are Scott Heintzelman and Robert Laudenslager, and
the funds are held at Northumberland National Bank. The Borough places the interest
money received in its Community Acquisitions and Improvement Fund, a fund that
can be carried forward. It is distributed both through the budget process and
by granting special requests from eligible groups. A full description of the
process and an application form can be found on the Borough website. Because
this is municipal money it can only be used for public purposes, hence it can
only fund areas and projects approved by the State’s Borough Code, such as
Parks and Recreation, the Fire Company, the library, the pool, etc. It can’t be
used to fund Rotary projects, scholarships, United Way. Boy or Girl Schouts.To the best of our knowledge, Selinsgrove is
the only borough to have an endowment fund, hence we needed to develop policies
on our own. Council philosophy at this time is clear that the money should not
replace tax revenue, but should be used in ways that enhance life in the

Announcements: Remember Movie Night on Rotary Field occurs the 2nd
and 4th Thursdays from June through August at dusk, (weather
permitting) on Rotary field.*2012-13 calendars are available for all members**Pat
Pinkowski will need about 8 Rotarians to help at the Football booster night on
Rotary Field – we will be making and selling popcorn at the Aug. 28 event.***
The District Seminars and Foundation Dinner are scheduled for 9/8 – Donna has
information for those interested in attending.****Donna distributed information
about signing up for the District Data Base and updating
information.*****Dottie Anderson circulated a card for Jerry Rhoads who is at
Penn Manor in Selinsgrove for rehab following a fall in which he broke his hip.His son Devin indicates he would enjoy

Good News from RI: Konrad
Kempfe reported on a program in Jacksonville, FL where a club furnished a
mobile health bus to provide exams and immunizations to persons unable to go to
a doctor or who are without health insurance.

Sergeant at arms: Konrad Kempfe collected happy fines from John Stokinger (new grandson);
Nelson Bailey (visit by son and family and trip to Stone Harbor); Mike Damiano
(domestic mission trip with daughter and week of golf); Tom Gates (Ann and
grandkids visit for three days); John Fischer (Cape May and Gail’s trip to
England); Ken Miller (p.m. in the lazy boy watching local Olymics participant);
Art Bowen (36 for family reunion and bear stories); Donna Schuck (Rick cooking
300 hotdogs for Gazebo night); Donna Long (late, back, and baseball Red Sox for
John Stokinger); and Earl Ferster (plus 15 and District).

Future Programs:

Aug. 16 – Art Bowen hosts
this Club Assembly on Club Service/Membership. SVCC; 11:45 a.m.

Aug.23 – Steve Briggs, Susquehanna Football coach
and a Selinsgrove grad player. Dave Lawer is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Aug. 30 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45

Sept. 6 – Nelson Bailey is
the host. TBA, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: Aug. 14 – Kendra Aucker; 15 – Earl Ferster and Konrad Kempe; 29 –
Jay Lemons. Sept. 2 – Tom Gates; 4 – John Fischer; 6 – Melissa Laniewski; 13 –
Charlie McCuen; 23 – Don Summers; 27 – Ken Miller.

Quotation: “…So you watch yourself about
complaining, Sister. What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is
change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t
complain.” Maya Angelou quoting her grandmother