May 9, 2013

Selinsgrove Rotary

Peace through Service

Vol. 86, No. 43  Pres. – Donna Schuck Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: May 16, 2013 – Kendra Aucker hosts and will
introduce this year’s Rotary Scholarship winners. Jared Roush will edit the
newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 9,
: Twenty-six Rotarians were present
as John Stokinger and Melissa Laniewski, co-directors of Community Service, lead
a Club Assembly. Due to Donna’s illness, Pat Pinkowski presided. John shared
information about our fund raising activities. A review of the figures shows
that the Chicken Barbeque has been our main fund raiser (between and 2,000 and
4,000 over the years), with Beds for a Cause at its height raising $1600, and
happy fines raising about $1100 annually. Paying for missed meals nets the Club
treasury about $9000 a year, so it is clear that we cannot stop this practice
without first identifying and implementing a substantial additional fund
raiser. By consensus, the members support continuing the Barbeque, and are
willing to do both the physical work and the “selling” that would be necessary.
In the “perhaps” category are raffling something, selling something (like
fruit, etc. Suggestions included Hoss program where 10% of meal sales on a
particular night go to the group or Applebe’s program of a pancake breakfast
with members serving the meal. Melissa led discussion about our service activities
and who is chairing which event. She also requested that persons who have done
the various events complete a one page report for the sake of helping others
know how and what to do. We are confirmed to do Gazebo Night again this summer.
Board discussion needs to occur as to distributing candy at the Halloween
Parade. At the beginning of the program, the Editor played a song written and
sung by a Canadian entitled A Tribute to Rotary. The composer and singer is
Steve Stairs, a former Rotarian from Canada who now resides in Arizona in the winter.
Members enjoyed hearing the song, with some commenting that it is clear Steve
should still be a Rotarian.

Announcements: A
second Rotarian needs to step up to take the grants training before August in
order for us to be eligible to apply for RI grants.
*Mike Damiano
reminded members of the EREY Challenge and time to make donations to the RI
Foundation.**Bob Soper has information for those interested in becoming charter
members of the Selinsgrove High School Alumni Association.

Good News of Rotary: Just
back from a leg of round the world cruising and South Africa, Konrad shared
information and flags from two Clubs he visited, one in Cape Town and one in

Sergeant at arms: Marv
Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: one week early birthday wishes to
John Stokinger (as well as Chamber recognition of Jerry Soper); himself (50’s
Chorale Concert); Konrad Kempfe (wonderful trip, new trees on Rotary Field and
cleanup along the Susquehanna River); Nelson Bailey (having Konrad back in
town); Ken Miller (Chorale and John’s performance); Mike Damiano (daughter
graduating from SU this Sunday, having done it in 3 years); Charlie McCuen
(Italy month and driving); Mary Peterhaensel (late); Melissa Laniewski
(daughter graduating from SU and going to Law School in the fall); Dave Lawer
(daughter’s speech in Spain, missed last week, Marv’s dog “save”); John Fischer
(golf committee meeting, new significant prizes due to Sheri Hoffman’s work);
Tom Gates (John runs the best golf tournament in the valley); and Earl Ferster


May 23 – Four Way Test speakers from Selinsgrove High School.
Donna Schuck is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 30 – Recognition Day, Joyce Anderson is the host. SVCC, 11:45

June 6 – TBA, John Reed is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

June 13 – Michael Hayes and Lauren Hoover, Director, will present
a program on the Summer SEALS Day Camp. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

June 20 – TBA, Pat Pinkowski hosts, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: June 24 – Pat Pinkowski


Quotation: “When our
memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old.” Bill Clinton