Oct. 3, 2013

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Engage Rotary-Change Lives

Vol. 86, No. 13

President – Wesley Knapp

Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting:
Oct. 10, 2013 – Speaker will be Don Remmey, The Pallet Business. John Fischer
is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Oct. 3, 2013:
Twenty-six Rotarians were present as Art
Bowen introduced speaker Ben Reichley of L/B Water. The company was started in
1070 when a contractor, Leroy Mengel, was unable to get needed supplies. He and
Jim App founded this infrastructure company, dedicated to providing water
distribution materials for municipalities. Ben shared a video made for a vendor
conference with pointed out facts such as only 3% of the earth’s water is fresh
water, and less than 1$ is readily assessable. The company believes that a
water crisis is looming as the infrastructure related to water distribution
ages and crumbles. The company is now in 8 locations in PA and MD and is about
to undertake a major project in Baltimore related to water metering and other
infrastructure.This was an interesting
an informative presentation.Also present
was Assistant DG Sherri Shebelsky, a member of the Shamokin Club. She spoke
about the District’s Foundation Dinner, scheduled for 11/16 and urged purchase
of the raffle tickets she will leave with Hal Dunkelberger. Any purchase of
tickets can count toward your EREY donation. Announcements: John Stokinger thanked members (26) and
spouses who volunteered for the Market Street Festival. Pie and ice cream
purchases plus payment for tubs of ice cream, lead John to project fund raising
proceeds of approximately $275.The
purple pinkie table raised $68 toward our polio plus commitment.*Toby Skinner is calling for volunteers to
assist with the distribution of candy at the Tues. 10/15 Halloween parade in
Selinsgrove. Chris Kenawell organizes the Halloween Parade and is counting on
assistance. The parade is at 7 p.m.**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.***President Wes will soon be appointing the Nominating Committee and
the Audit Committee.

Good News of
Konrad Kempfe shared information about a Rotarian from
Mumbai,India who is an eye surgeon. Working with Mercy Ship, he put a team
together and performed over 65 cataract and other eye surgeries in Conakry,
Guinia in the spring of 2013. Sergeant
at arms:
Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: himself
(missing SACF Board Meeting because of a long shower, trip to Florida and
beard); John Fischer (successful SACF board meeting, Art and Ben); Dave Lawer
(Ben, granddaughter cross country win); Nelson Bailey (football game vs. mother
in law to airport – airport won); Art Bowen (Ben, John Stokinger, flight with
brother); Wes Knapp (Sherri’s visit, John Stokinger’s work); Don Summers
(dictionary distribution scheduled for 10/18 at 1, do volunteer to help with
this neat project); Donna Schuck (speaker and Nelson’s mother in law); Joh
Stokinger (right baseball team results); and Konrad Kempfe (Nelson’s charming
mother in law).

Future Programs:

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 – Vocational
Program at Kreamer Feed hosted 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 570-374-8148 or
kreamerfeed@yahoo.com by 10/18. If you can be present beginning
at 11 a.m., you will have the opportunity to hear special speakers. Mike Flock
will edit the newsletter.

Oct. 31 – Jay
Lemons, President, will provide an update on Susquehanna University. Tom Gates
is the host. Newsletter editor needed. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 7 – TBA, Report of the Nominating Committee, SVCC,
11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: Oct. 6 Chad Cohrs; 21-John
Reed. Nov. 6 – Donna Schuck, 8 – Jerry Rhoads; 15 – Art Bowen.

“The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.” Thomas Merton