March 28, 2013

Selinsgrove Rotary

Peace through Service

Vol. 86, No. 37         

President – Donna Schuck                Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: April
4, 2013 – Rotarian John Thompson will speak about Amateur Radio Contesting for
non-hams. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 28,
: Twenty-five or so Rotarians were
present as Dr. Richard Sheaffer, a 30 year veteran advisor to Troop 419, spoke
about the Boy Scout high adventure program. Hiking, climbing, canoeing, camping
occur both in the local area at Philmont, which is preceded by a cross country
trip west and includes such places as Mt. Rushmore and Yellow Stone Park.Both summer and winter hiking in the White
Mountain Presidential Range and in the Appalachian Mountains clearly meet the
definition of high adventure. The Troop meets at Sharon Lutheran Church during
the school year and on its own Scout Island in the summer. It is clear that Dr.
Sheaffer is deeply committed to the Scouts and to the quality of the growth
experiences provided to these young men.

Assistant District Governor Sheri Shelbowsky was
present for the meeting and brought greetings to the members, urging attendance
at the District Conference 4/26-28 in Gettysburg. A board meeting followed.

Announcements: The
distinguished service award dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. on 4/18 at the SVCC.
Guests and partners welcome.*Art Bowen has potential speakers if hosts need
assistance in identifying a speaker.**Dave
Lawer reported on the War Near the Susquehanna Shore fund raiser with other
Clubs and 13 auto dealerships that starts on April 1 to raise money for the
dental clinic. Watch for advertisements and radio announcements and say thank
you to the participating dealerships for their generosity.***3rd
Annual 5K to benefit the Summer SEALS Day Camp is scheduled for April 21 at 2
p.m. at the Selinsgrove Area School District Football Field. Put on by the
teachers in the program, proceeds help pay for program field trips. Go to the
Summer SEALS website to register on line.
****Savor Selinsgrove will not
occur this year per decision by the Fund Raising Comm.

News from Rotary:
Konrad Kempfe reported on a Wisconsin
club tutoring program that uses Skype. Started by a Rotarian who is a retired
middle school math teacher, Lee Breese began this program as a way of helping
her granddaughter and is has grown to two schools this year, with students
using school issued iPads so students can take advantage of the tutoring
provided by Rotarian Mentors twice a week.

Sergeant at arms: John Stokinger collected happy fines from:
Dave Lawer and Bill Clark for their birthdays (in addition Bill paid a fine for
the surprise 80th ‘awake’ birthday party and Dave added his sports
birthday party with grandchildren and the Key Club Easter Egg hunt); John
Fischer (hosting regional chorus students); Konrad Kempfe (US Soccer success);
Charlie McCuen (march madness teams still in play); Donna Long (honor society
for kin); Jeff Schwan (back after 5 weeks); Nelson Bailey (daughter’s visit);
Hal dunkelberger (Penn State wrestling); Donna Schuck (moves of children, Asst
DG’s visit, and thanks for understanding her absences); Pat Pinkowski (back
after 3); Joyce ‘Anderson (speaker and Wales win); Melissa Laniewski (Aramark daughters
move to DC, youngest’s law school acceptance); Wes Knapp (ADG’s visit and
regional chorus); Bob Soper (speaker and Bill’s party); Mike Flock (SACF and
growth of foundation); and Earl Ferster (++15 and speaker).


April 11 – Jeff Schaum classification/vocational talk, Sherri
Hoffman is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 18 – Distinguished Service Award Event and Dinner. Art Bowen
is the host.Signup sheet will be
circulated. 6:00 p.m., SVCC.

April 25 – Free Enterprise Week. Speaker is Colonel Dave Hall, Bob
Soper is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 2 – TBA, Chad Cohrs is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Birthdays: Mar. 31 – Ken Miller. Apr.
6 – Brian Neitz; 7 – Bob Soper, Ken Wagner; 28 – Bob Fogle.

Quotation: “Silence is
of different kinds, and breathes different meanings.”

Charlotte Bronte