August 29, 2013

Selinsgrove Rotary Club

Engage Rotary- Change Lives

87, No. 8 

President – Wesley Knapp                Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting:
Sept. 5, 2013 – Mike Piecuch will speak
about the Snyder County Coalition for Kids. Mike Flock is the host. 11:45 a.m.


August 29, 2013: Twenty-three Rotarians were present for
Cory Iannacone’s presentation: HR 101: George Constanza and Employment Law ADA
to Z. Art Bowen was the host. Cory is an employer side Labor and Management
attorney with Rhoades and Simon in Harrisburg. Using snippets from a Seinfeld
episode, Cory informed us of the things employers need to be aware of when
interviewing potential employees – like having a clear and concise position
description and not asking inappropriate questions. It is important to spell
out the essential functions of a job and to describe the physical requirements.
It is clear that employment laws attach as soon as a person is being
interviewed. The episode of Seinfeld shared what can happen when an employee or
potential employee uses the system.This
was an informative presentation.


Announcements: John Fischer spoke about the Golf Tournament, a scramble format, scheduled
for 9/9. Sixty plus golfers are signed up so far, with more being sought.A sheet was circulated for members to sign up
to volunteer at the event.Any Rotarian
who is not playing the tournament can sign up for dinner at a cost of $25. *Ken
Miller spoke about the project of replacing the sewer line at the Field – it is
possible that the Borough will cover the cost of work form the curb to the tie
in. This would reduce the cost from $4100 to $1400. Ken also noted the doors on
the building have be+en replaced and painted.**Dave Lawer has attended the
District’s Grants workshop and we are now eligible to apply for one of the
grants – international and/or local.Discussion ensued. Mike Flock has heard from a GSE team member from
Brazil who visited our club and is now President of his Club asking if we are
interested in joining with them in a project. We have a short time frame if we
are interested in applying for this year so it is urgent that we pay attention
to this NOW.***It is noted that we need to find or obtain a Rotary drop down
sign for events in which we participate.


Good News of Rotary:Local news
shared by Wes Knapp – terrific thank you notes from two students for the Free
Enterprise Week Scholarships. Congratulations to Mike Piecuch for a terrific
first annual Night Out program in East Snyder Park.Several Rotarians were there in different
vendor spots, including John Fischer, Wes and his wife, Mike Piecuch and Dave
Lawer (at the popcorn machine). It is estimated that 2000 were in attendance,
including folks from the Western end of the County.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: Happy Birthday to Jay
Lemons with thanks for the meal money; himself (grandsons and midget football);
Mike Flock (family in Outer Banks, challenge to Nelson to bring his mother in
law to a meeting); Dave Lawer (to Mike Piecuch, Wes and his wife, and John Fischer
for all their Night Out work); John Thompson (California next week); Mike
Piecuch (attending some of the Little League World Series, coaching daughter’s
soccer team); Melissa Laniewski (John Thompson stepping up to organize this
year’s Bell Ringing and 4 perfect days at the beach); Nelson Bailey (mil fun
visit); Pat Pinkowski (back, grandsons and sports); Art Bowen (speaker); Cory
Iannacone (new father with a baby who sleeps through the night); Wes Knapp
(speaker and Mike Piecuch); Hal Dunkelberger (several members with perfect
attendance); John Stokinger (pop up camper still on the truck and great time
camping); John Fischer (Night Out and Mike Piecuch, golf committee); Charlie
McCuen (Margaret Thatcher’s bio and Rotarian father influence, step daughter in
a Mud Run, Sharon’s art show in the Capitol East Wing Rotunda throughout the
month of Sept.); and Earl Ferster (Broadway show, birthday cake, and +15).


Future Programs:

Sept. 12 – TBA, Bill Clark is the host. Newsletter Editor
needed, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 19 – TBA, Chad Cohrs is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 26 – TBA, Michael Damiano is the host. SVCC, 11:45

Oct. 3 – TBA, Earl Ferster is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m,


Birthdays: Sept. 2 – Tom Gates, 4 – John Fischer, 6 – Melissa
Laniewski, 23 – Don Summers. Oct. 4 – Chad Cohrs, 21 – John Reed.


Quotation: “The man
who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he canblame it on.”

Robert Bloch