Nov. 7, 2013

Area Rotary Club

Engage Rotary-Change Lives

Vol. 86, No.
– Wesley KnappEditor
– Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting:
Nov. 14 – Topic is obesity, with speakers Christopher Motto, MD; Kim Criswell,
dietitian, and LeRee Hummel, bariatric nurse, all from Evangelical Community
Hospital. Konrad Kempfe hosts. Nominating committee (John Stokinger, Pat
Pinkowski, Donna Schuck) will report, followed by first call for nominations
from the floor. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Nov. 7, 2013:
Twenty-seven Rotarians and guests (visiting Rotarian Dick Kratzer and his wife
and daughter) were present as Jesse Pyers spoke about the work of Hometown
Disposal, a locally owned business started in 2004 that strives to make waste
removal and recycling easy and cost effective. He spoke about the growth in
their single stream recycling program and its impact on increasing the amount
of recycled materials. Providing residential, commercial, and industrial
services, the company is also participating in the “pink cart” program in
support of cancer research.

Wes Knapp read his letter resigning from the Presidency of the Club effective
12/7. *Hal Dunkelberger spoke about the importance of donations to the RI
Foundation and the raffle ticket sales in support of the Foundation.**Ken
Miller reports that the sewer line work at Rotary field is completed.***John
Stokinger reported that the Nominations Committee members (he, Pat PInkowski,
and Donna Schuck) are working on the slate of 2013-14 Officers and Directors with
the goal of announcing a full slate next Thursday. Anyone interested in serving
in any capacity is urged to speak with one of the committee members.

Good News of
: Konrad Kempfe reported on two out of many ShelterBox programs
responding to world disasters – response teams have delivered over 500 winterized
boxes for use by refugees from Syria and provided boxes to the Philippines in
February following a major earthquake.

Sergeant at arms:
Konrad Kempfe collected happy fines from: Dave Lawer (speaker and speaker’s
father who is a 30 year Sunbury Rotarian); Bob Soper (Dick Kratzer and the
kazoo band and visiting his cabin); Joyce Anderson (speaker and Wes); Mary
Peterhaensel (late); Chad Cohrs (fall sports teams, Wes’s service to Club and
Midd West); Hal Dunkelberger (Sherri H and Bill Clark support of RI Foundation);
Toby Skinner (Wes, SSDC Board and work of members); Wes Knapp (speaker and
incoming Midd West super);Charlie McCuen (Wes, improving life and listening to
your attorney); Mike Piecuch (late, daughter’s basketball start); Nelson Bailey
(old time friend visiting); and Earl Ferster (+15, Wes).

Future Programs:

Nov. 21 – Annual Meeting and Election of Officers.
Melissa Laniewski is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 28 – Happy Thanksgiving – No Rotary Meeting.

Dec. 5 – Dalton Savidge, retired PP&L executive, will
speak about Electricity Market Purchasing for residential and commercial bills,
deregulation, what is subject to market pricing and what should be your
strategy. Dave Lawer is the host, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 12 – Holiday Dinner and Party. Partners and guests
welcome. SVCC, 6:15 p.m.


Birthdays:Nov. 15 – Art Bowen. Dec. 8 – Charlie McCuen;
10 – Marv Rudnitsky; 15 – Nelson Bailey; 17 – Sheri Hoffman; 30 – Dottie


“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and
the only way, it does not exist.” Friedrich Nietzsche