July 18, 2013

Rotary Club

Engage Rotary- Change Lives

87, No. 2   
President – Wesley Knapp  Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting:
July 25, 2013 – Speaker will be Cameran Weaver who will talk about SU’s Central
America Service Adventure trip to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Hal Dunkelberger is
the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


July 18, 2013: Twenty-two Rotarians and a guest
(Sheri Hoffman’s summer intern, Ethan Chlebowski) were present as Mike Flock
shared information about elder financial abuse and scams and the type of
assistance banks are seeking to provide in mitigating against such abuse. Jared
Roush was the host.Mike is a member of
the state level Security and Fraud Committee and has a lot of experience in
dealing with these issues. Given the large number of older people in
Pennsylvania, crime of this nature is increasing and is typically committed by
friends, family, and care givers. Victims are typically over 80 and female, and
perpetrators are also usually female because of the large number serving as
caregivers. The banks are training tellers to ask questions that help them
determine what is happening and the banks, because of the PA Older Adult
Protection Act, are able to report concerns to the Areas Agency on Aging. There
is proposed legislation that would make banks mandatory reporters, which the
banks would prefer doesn’t pass.This
was an informative and helpful program.


Announcements:Thanks are extended by
Earl Ferster on behalf of the Selinsgrove Chamber for the help some Rotarians
(and relatives) provided for Sunday’s Antiques on the Avenue program –
specifically Mike Fischer, Ken Miller, and John Stokinger.*Wes reminded us of
the need for a second person to attend the Foundation Training program – he will
check with Mike Piecuch and Sheri Hoffman will check her schedule. 

Good News of
Konrad Kempfe shared information of the first Rotary Club in
Finland about their work with refugee children and with teenagers in Estonia.


Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows (to
the best of the editor’s ability to keep up): Happy Birthday to Hal
Dunkelberger and Jared Roush, himself (SACF meeting); Mike Flock (miracle
granddaughter Nola, SSDCampers at the pond); Gaston Carrol (nursery is ready
and Nelson Mandela’s birthday and work with Polio Plus); Pat Pinkowski (class
reunion); Earl Ferster (+15 early and leaving early); Sheri Hoffman (Ethan and
the Econ Pa golf tournament); John Fischer ($9000 already committed for golf
tournament, foundation meeting); Wes Knapp (50th anniversary
celebration and Hawaii trip); Konrad Kempfe (8 in a row wins for US Soccer);
John Stokinger (camping with grandkids); and Art Bowen (auction dinner, leaving
early, and Marv’s yield sing on the back of his shirt).


Future Programs:  

August 1 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Jared Roush will serve as Newsletter

August 8 – Speaker will be Paul Williams, Selinsgrove
Borough Manager, Dottie Anderson is host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

August 15 – TBA, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

August 22 – District Governor Sharon Benner’s official Club
Visit, (preceded by a Board Meeting at 10:45 a.m.) SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Subject to
President Wes’s confirmation.


Birthdays: Aug. 14 – Kendra Aucker, 15 – Earl Ferster, Konrad Kempfe,
29- Jay Lemons.


Quotation: “We never
really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.”A Paraprosdokian