Jan. 31, 2013

Selinsgrove Rotary

Peace through Service

Vol. 86, No. 29          

President – Donna Schuck                Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: Feb.
7, 2013 – Speaker will be Dr. Myers from Vision Max. Art Bowen is the host. SVCC,
11:45 a.m.


January 31, 2013: Approximately 70 Rotarians, Young
Farmers, partners and guests were present for Urban/Rural Night at Christ Community
Methodist Church. The speaker was Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Agriculture
George Gregg
, introduced by host Jerry Rhoads. Secretary Gregg spoke
about his tenure (since 2/11) and legislative accomplishments, such as the
eliminating of the inheritance tax. The extensive portfolio of the department
is surprising – in addition to being responsible for the Farm Show and all 108
County Fairs, other department responsibilities include truck weights and measures,
food distribution, WIT program, restaurant inspections, dealing with federal
regulations, horse and harness racing, and working to identify additional
markets for PA products. Mr. Gregg has had 30 years experience as a dairy
farmer and as a township supervisor and he is honored to serve the state as
Secretary of Agriculture. All
in attendance said thank you to the “Busy Bee” organization at the church for
their hard work in preparing a delicious meal.


Announcements: District
Conference is scheduled for 4/26-28.*Daffodil Day sales sheet is being
circulated by Earl Ferster. The flowers will be delivered 3/31.**President
Donna is proceeding with implementation of the Four Way Test speakers contest.
She has identified a teacher at each school and they are identifying students
interested in this project.



Feb. 14 – Club Assembly on International Service Avenue of
Service, Konrad Kempfe. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Feb. 21 – Dave Lauer will give his vocational/classification talk.
Art Bowen is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Feb. 28 – Gary Grossman, Publisher of The Daily Item will
be the speaker. Tom Gates is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Mar. 7 – TBA, John Stokinger is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Birthdays: Feb.11 – Michael Hayes. Mar. 15 – Mary Peterhaensel; 24 – Dave
Lawer; 26 – Bill Clark; 31 – Ken Miller.

“Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve the continuation of the

W. Somerset Maugham