Sept. 26, 2013

Area Rotary Club

Engage Rotary-Change Lives

Vol. 86, No. 12

President – Wesley Knapp

Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting:
Oct. 3, 2013 – Speaker will be Ben Reichley, L/B Water, Inc. Earl Ferster is
the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Sept. 26, 2013:
Twenty-five Rotarians were present as Michael Damiano presented a workshop
about Overcoming Obstacles – Strategies to Overcome Inflation and Interest
Rates. Presented from the point of view that you “can’t predict the future, but
can plan for it,” Michael suggested focusing on what we can control – the
quality and mix of our investments. He believes we will see a slow but steady improvement
in the economy, despite deficits and debt. This was an interesting and
informative presentation.

John Stokinger spoke about the Market Street Festival scheduled for this
Saturday, reminding members that those setting up will meet at Rotary Field at
6:30 a.m., and thanking those who have volunteered to work, pay for ice cream and
provide pies for sale.*Toby Skinner will check with Chris Kenawell re Halloween
Parade. If he is or has gotten candy, members will need to volunteer to assist
at the 7 p.m. Tues. Oct. 15 event.**Book for this year’s tree fest is The
Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle.**Oct. 15 is Purple Shirt Day in high
schools in recognition of Salk’s vaccine and polio plus efforts.

Good News of
Konrad Kempfe shared information about a $500,000 emergency
grant given to Somalia to provide oral polio vaccine to fight the outbreak of
wild poliovirus in the Horn of Africa.

Sergeant at arms:
Konrad Kempfe collected happy fines as follows (to the best of the editors
ability to hear and keep up): Happy Birthday to Don Summers; from Melissa
Laniewski (Valley Players upcoming production); Gaston Carrol (getting his
button and Market St. Festival); Sheri Hoffman (left early); Art Bowen (Vermont
for 4 days, youngest granddaughter studying French); Dave Lawer (speaker and
John Stokinger for Market St. Festival organization); John Fischer (Penn State
tickets); Donna Schuck (missing and fall football weekends at Juniata); Wes
Knapp (speaker and John Stokinger); Mike Damiano (family 5K participation this
Sunday); Joyce Anderson (speaker); John Thompson (twice to Bloomsburg Fair and
fast radio fix); Charlie McCuen (Sharon’s Art Show); Mike Piecuch (pies and 8
yr olds birthday); himself (trip to Germany);and Earl Ferster (speaker and +15).

Future Programs:

Oct. 10 – Don Remmey, The Pallet Business, is the
speaker. John Fischer is the host. 11:45 a.m., SVCC

Oct. 17 – Susquehanna Professor David Imhoof is the
speaker “From Weimar Germany to Third Reich: Culture and Germany’s Road to
Nazism.” Nelson Bailey is the host, 11:45 a.m., SVCC

Oct. 24 – TBA. Note that members have been invited to Kreamer
Feed by member Jeff Schaum – An Open House of New Organic Mill – 11 a.m. to 4
p.m., lunch served from 12 to 1:30 p.m. RSVP to Sally Mabus 1-800-767-4537 or by 10/18.

Oct. 31 – TBA, Tom Gates is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Birthdays: Oct. 4 Chad Cohrs; 21-John


“Everyone is a millionaire where promises are concerned.”Ovid