Sept. 6, 2012

Rotary Club

Peace through Service

Vol. 86, No. 9                  

President – Donna Schuck                Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: Sept. 13, 2012 – Speakers will be Ted
Cresswell and Roy Cressinger, developers of Brentwood. Charlie McCuen is the
host. John Stokinger will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Sept. 6, 2012: Thirty
Rotarians were present as Art Bowen hosted a
program featuring the Rev. Sue Jamison, Development Officer with Albright Care
Services and Lewisburg Sunrise Club Rotarian. Rev. Jamison shared historical
back ground and recent additions to services. Started on the sight of the
Slifer House in early 1900 by the Evangelical Church to care for orphans and
elderly, in addition to this being the beginning of what is now Evangelical
Community Hospital (becoming an independent board and operation and given to
the community in 1945) and Riverwoods, which includes independent, personal
care and nursing care services for the elderly. The orphanage operated from
1921 to 1959. The latest endeavor is Albright LIFE (Living Independently For
Elders), supported by private donations, Medicare and Medicaid, through the
state of PA. Go to for additional information on this program
that serves Lycoming and Clinton Counties. There is not yet a LIFE Center in
Snyder County.

Announcements: Monday,
9/10 is the 20th anniversary Golf Tournament. John Fischer shared
great news about progress in planning and number of golfers, and confirmed
volunteers for the day of the event.**President Donna, Pat Pinkowski and Donna
Long will be attending the 9/8 foundation dinner and seminars to be held in
Hagerstown.***A signup sheet for volunteers to work at the Market St. Festival
(9/22) was circulated. We will have two booths – one selling food items and one
to promote Rotary and collect for Polio Plus.****Sat. Oct. 20 the Club is to
participate at Kidsgrove anniversary, see John Stokinger if you are willing to
coordinate our participation.*****Contact Ken Miller if you see any reason to
be concerned about activity you see at Rotary Field.

Good News of Rotary International: Konrad shared information about literacy award
winning projects by clubs in Michigan and Oregon.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: Happy Birthday Tom
Gates, Melissa Laniewski and John Fischer, and from Melissa (LasVegas trip and
vowel renewal after 25 years, daughter’s engagement); Sheri Hoffman (back and
family trip to the shore); Pat Pinkowski (grandson’s JV success and upcoming
trip); Dave Lawer (good weather and Bill Clark’s judging); Ken Miller (Colorado
trip, Chad for school bus route change, and speaker knows the 4 Way Test); Tom
Gates (grandson’s golf); John Fischer (Mt. Gretna birthday, choir singing, golf
committee); Charlie McCuen (granddaughter is home following successful
surgery); Art Bowen (speaker, grandchildren and the waves); himself (Penn State
Development staff); and Earl Ferster (+15).

Future Programs:

20 – Club Assembly about New Generations Avenue of Service, Donna Schuck and
Mike Flock, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

27 – Dr. Wesley Knapp speaks about public education. Ken Miller is the host.
SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

4 – TBA. Bill Clark hosts the program. Club Nominating Comm. Appointed. SVCC,
11:45 a.m.

11 – Scott Billings of Billings Vending Services will be the speaker. Brian
Neitz is the host.Newsletter
Editor needed. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

16 – Club Assembly on Vocational Service. Toby Skinner hosts. Mike Flock Edits
the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Birthdays: Sept. 23 – Don Summers. Oct. 4 – Chad Cohrs; 21 – John Reed.

“If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we
shall never begin.” Ivan Turgenev