Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club
Engage Rotary-Change Lives
Vol. 86, No. 15
President – Wesley Knapp
Editor – Jared Roush
Oct. 24, 2013 – Vocational Program – Kreamer Feed Open House and Tour of their
new organic feed mill. Program begins at 11:00 a.m. with lunch served at noon.
To reserve call Sally Mabus at 570-374-8148 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10/18. (DO NOT
GO TO SVCC)
Oct. 17, 2013:
Twenty-four Rotarians and one guest (Ron Cohen, guest of Dr. Bailey) were present
as Nelson Bailey introduced speaker Dr. David Imhoof, Susquehanna University
History Professor. Dr. Imhoff provided a brief overview of his newly published
book, From Weimar Germany to the Third Reich: Culture and Germany’s Road to
Nazism book and the town of Gottingen. This town had a Nazi “mentality” to
it, at least by 1930 which was 2 years before the Third Reich took power. Nazi
leaders weren’t always responsible for “Nazi-like” actions but took credit for
them most of the time. These actions were often carried out by local citizens
or groups that had no Nazi affiliation. Often the culture of a town had Nazi
ideals before it was wide spread. This culture was reflected by the following
ideals: rejection of traditional politics,, militarism, men in charge, volk
(people)/race, and a hierarchal society. Basically, while Hitler created awful
travesties and unnecessary death, he himself cannot be targeted as the one
person responsible for all the actions carried out in Germany during (and
before) the Third Reich was in power.
ROTARY FOUNDATION RAFFLE – 1 TICKET FOR $5.00; I6 TICKETS
FOR $25.00. WRITE A CHECK OUT TO ROTARY FOUNDATION TO PAY FOR TICKETS. THEY ARE
AVAILABLE FROM HAL DUNKLEBERGER. TIME SENSITIVE – DO IMMEDIATELY!
Toby Skinner reported on the Halloween
parade. *Don Summers requests volunteers to assist with Dictionary
distribution at the Intermediate school on Friday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m.**President
Wes will soon be appointing the Nominating Committee and the Audit Committee.
Good News of
Rotary: Konrad Kempfe shared the following about the Rappahannock, VA
Club who partnered with the local Community College an Education Foundation and
the local High School to create the new “Pathfinder” program. Pathfinder assists
students to prepare for a productive and satisfying career through field trips
of work places, colleges, museums and theatrical performances.
Sergeant at arms:
Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines from: himself (1st time in the Selinsgrove
parade and recent PSU victory); John Stockinger (2 recent hiking trips and a
missed meeting); Pat Pinkowski (recent family reunion); Sheri Hoffman (recent
PA Economics Symposium); Mike Flock (leaving early); Bob Soper (enjoying the
PSU game in Happy Valley during their recent victory while Vi enjoyed it at
home); Dave Lawer (speaker and the Red Sox game); Art Bowen (heart walk and
beautiful weather, visit with his son and positive finding on Marti’s recent
surgery); Bill Clark (missed meetings); Nelson Bailey (his guest and speaker);
Wes Knapp (guest and speaker); Konrad Kempfe (US Soccer team); Mary Peterhaensel
(Royal Ballet at the Mall); Toby Skinner (50th college reunion and
classmates); Joyce Anderson (guest and leaving early); and Earl Ferster
(Selinsgrove Parade and the job Chris Kenawell does organizing the event).
Oct. 31 – Jay
Lemons, President, will provide an update on Susquehanna University. Tom Gates
is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.
Nov. 7 – Speaker will be Jess Pyers on single stream
recycling. Report of the Nominating Committee, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.
Nov. 14 – TBA, Konrad Kempfe hosts. Second call for
nominations from the floor. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.
Nov. 21 – Annual Meeting and Election of Officers. SVCC,
Nov. 28 – Happy Thanksgiving – No Rotary Meeting.
Birthdays: Oct. 21-John Reed. Nov. 6
– Donna Schuck, 8 – Jerry Rhoads; 15 – Art Bowen.
“I have never met a person whose greatest need was anything other than real,
unconditional love. You can find it in a simple act of kindness toward someone
who needs help. Theree is no mistaking love…it is the common fiber of life, the
flame that heats our soul, energizes our spirit and supplies passion to our
lives.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004); Psychiatrist, Author