Jan. 16, 2014

Selinsgrove Area
Rotary Club

Engage Rotary-Change Lives

Vol. 86, No.

President – Donna SchuckEditor – Mike Flock

Next Meeting: Jan 23, 2014 – John Getz, Getz Barrell
Company of Beavertown. John Reed is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Important notice: The club is seeking nominations for
the “Distinguished Service Award.” E-mail nominations to Art Bowen at


Jan. 16, 2014:
Twenty Rotarians and one guest listened
to Colby Snook from the Snyder County Probation Office as he described how the
Snyder-Union Drug & Alcohol Court Program works. This is an alternative way
of dealing with those convicted of crimes that have substance abuse issues.
There are three phases to the program and how long the individual spends in
each phase is unique to their own success. The program is a much less costly
way to deal with offenders than just putting them in jail. Most participants
come from broken households where the use of drugs or alcohol by their parents
was commonplace. Participants are closely monitored and rewarded throughout the
program and upon successfully completing the program – they graduate. The
program has a number of great success stories.

Announcements: Urban/Rural Night dinner on Jan. 30 at the CCUMC on Park Rd.
is at 6 p.m. Call Art Bowen with your reservation before next Thursday if you intend
to go and have not signed up yet.

Laniewski has agreed to take the job of editor for a new Selinsgrove Rotary
Facebook page. Bloomsburg Rotary is having a jewelry fundraiser. Dave Lawer
discussed some possible fund raiser ideas, enhancements to Rotary Field and a
Rotary Community Day and noted that a further discussion will occur at the next
Club Assembly.

The Board
has recommended the membership consider Rocky Baer as a new member of the Club.
He is the owner of Baer-Wolfe Architecture in Sunbury. Rocky and his wife Nikki
and his son and daughter live in Selinsgrove. Anyone with a reason to vote NO
should contact Art Bowen.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines
as follows: himself (Camaraderie); Mike Flock (Rocky Baer); Dave Lawer (Rocky);
John Stokinger (Rotary records to Bob); Bob Soper (Rotary records from John)
Joyce Anderson (grandson in Basketball(; Gaston Carroll (PSU Wrestling); Pat
Pinkowski (grandson’s 16eth Birthday); Nelson Bailey (recent good fortune);
Sheri Hoffman (wrestling event with son); and Earl Ferster (always happy).

Future Programs:

Jan. 30 – Urban/Rural Night. Jerry Rhoads is the host. Kathy
Weller of the 4H Club will be the speaker. Partners, friends welcome for this
evening dinner event at CCUMC at 6 p.m. Sign-up sheet is being circulated.

Feb. 6 – TBA – Jared Roush is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: Jan. 12 – Mike Piecuch; 17 –Mike Flock, Wes
Knapp. Feb. 3 – Toby Skinner.

Quotation: “The words that enlighten the soul are
more precious than jewels.” Hazrat Inayat Khan

Cynthia Kersey Author,
Motivational Speaker