Nov. 14, 2013

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Engage Rotary-Change Lives

Vol. 86, No.

President – Donna SchuckEditor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting:
Nov. 21 – Annual Meeting and Election of 2014-15 officers and directors with 2nd
call for nominations from the floor prior to elections. Program, with Melissa
Laniewski serving as host, is speaker Dave Kelliher, owner of Roberts
Communications Market Research and Dave Roberts Voiceover.
SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Nov. 14, 2013:
Thirty Rotarians and guests were present as host Konrad Kempfe introduced this
program on obesity. Speakers, all from Evangelical Community Hospital’s
Bariatric Team, were Christopher Motto, MD; Kim Criswell, Dietitian, and LeRee
Hummel, bariatric nurse. Patients are evaluated prior to admission to the
program and, working with the team, lose weight following new diet and exercise
protocols before any surgery is done. This was an informative program for all
of us about ways to be eating healthy, exercising and mitigating against the
variety of diseases that occur with obesity.

On behalf of the Nominating Committee, Pat Pinkowski
presented the slate for 2014-15: Dave Lawer, President, Donna Schuck, Past
President; Mike Piecuch, President Elect; Gaston Carroll, Vice President; Jared
Roush, Treasurer; Hal Dunkelberger, Secretary. Directors are: New Generations,
Mike Flock; Vocational, Toby Skinner; Club Service, Art Bowen; Community
Service, Sheri Hoffman and Melissa Laniewski; International Service, Konrad
Kempfe. There were no nominations from the floor.

Wes Knapp’s written resignation from the Presidency of the Club was effective 11/7.
Following today’s program, the Board met, and as called for in the bylaws,
approved the following for the remainder of the 2012-13 Rotary year – Donna
Schuck, President; Dave Lawer, President Elect; and Chad Cohrs, Vice President.
*John Thompson has begun organizing for the Salvation Army Bell Ringing and is
circulating a signup sheet.**Art Bowen reminded people of Dec. program hosts
and began circulating a signup sheet for the Dec. 12 Holiday Dinner.***Ken
Miller is arranging for Randy Hawk to take care of the leaves at Rotary Field.
Each member will be asked to make a $5.00 donation toward a gift certificate to
thank Randy for his work.

Good News of
: Konrad Kempfe reported on Rotary being involved in “the
largest-ever consolidated immunization response occurring in the Middle East
aiming to vaccinate over 20 million children, many of who are refugees.

Sergeant at arms:
Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines from: himself (Florida and winning
election); Happy Birthday to Art Bowen (family celebration this weekend, moving
up of golf tee); Tom Gates (Bucknell basketball win over Penn State); Bill
Clart (Art’s bd, 5 year old grandchild’s help raking); Joyce Anderson (speakers
and Marv’s win); Pat Pinkowski (people stepping up to leadership roles,
grandson’s helping Pap); Donna Schuck (Juniata football and speakers); Konrad
Kempfe (speakers and RI work); Dave Lawer (nominating comm., Nelson on the
field, and our veterans); Melissa Laniewski (Pittsburgh trip); Charlie McCuen
(Art’s Bd and watch who’s golfing before moving up on tee); Mike Flock (rotator
surgery, wife’s help dressing, and no wallet); and Nelson Bailey (classmates
visit and his Geisinger lecture).

Future Programs:

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. Bring a copy of your electric bill with you for reference. Dave Lawer
is the host, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 12 – Holiday Dinner and Party. Partners and guests
welcome. A signup sheet will be circulated. SVCC, 6:15 p.m.

Dec. 19 – Charlie McCuen is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


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


“Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.” A Paraprosdokian