Mar. 20, 2014

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Engage Rotary-Change Lives

Vol. 86, No. 34     President – Donna Schuck Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: March 29, 2014 – Speakers will be Cindy Moyer, MSW/LSW and James Desiderati, RN. They will speak about Caring Choices, a program designed to assist persons in making personal healthcare choices. Don Summers is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


March 20, 2014: Twenty-eight Rotarians and guests were in attendance as President Donna introduced Irene Henninger, Assistant Governor and Extension Chair for the District. She spoke to us about sponsoring the Shamokin Dam Breakfast Club. Currently at 7 committed members, they need to reach 20 before applying for a charter. Meeting at Perkins on Thursday mornings at 7 a.m., this can be used for makeup meetings now that they are recognized as a provisional club. Host John Stokinger introduced Michael Crowley, Manager of Raymond B. Winter Park. This was an interesting and informative program. While nearly all in attendance have been to the state park, few were familiar with all of the programs and activities that are available. Members are urged to check RBWinter parks web site for a calendar of events and to sign up for use of camp sites, cabins, picnic pavilions.

Announcements: Dave Lawer reported on progress obtaining other Clubs and dealerships to participate in this year’s War on the Shore and on the first First Responders event at DH & L. **Planning is underway for the Antique Appraisal Fair fund raiser with Dr. Lori. Please tell President Donna if you are interested in serving on the planning committee.***Hal Dunkelberger has reservation forms for the District Conference.****Gaston is working on the Chicken Barbeque which will occur on June 7 – please volunteer to help!*****Bob Soper announced that the Club will provide a full scholarship ($530) for a student to attend the FEW program this summer.

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe spoke about the Polio Plus 3 numbers of interest: a 1.1 million gift from the Caster’s of California matched by the Gates Foundation at 2 to one, for a 3.3 million total; second the US through the CDC and the Agency for International Development provided 205 million in 2014 to eradicate polio; and 3rd, the US Gov’t has been the largest donor for polio eradication over the years giving a total of 2.3 billion since the mid ‘80’s.

Sergeant of Arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines from: himself (Hal’s beard); John Stokinger (speakers); Art Bowen (waking up next to an older woman, grandkids and NJ trip); Nelson Bailey (blood pressure of a 20 year old); Bob Soper (FEW decision); Dave Lawer (Ken Miller and Bill Clark going to DH & L); Ken Miller (speaker and Ecuador tripd); Hal Dunkleberger (for the Abe compliment); Konrad Kempfe (Irene); Wes Knapp (Polio Plus program); Mary Peterhaensel (grandkids visit); Joyce Anderson (Irene and Michael); Donna Schuck (Family Christmas in Pittsburgh and speakers); Irene Henninger (last time she was at this Club, she couldn’t come in while her dad presented); Dottie Anderson (Toby’s twin calves); Toby Skinner (bottle feeding calves); Bob Fogle (missing and back); and Earl Ferster (+15 and Gaston stepping up).

Future Programs:

Apr. 3 – Speaker will be Edna Reinhard, American Red Cross SUN Division Disaster Reilief and Coordination – John Thompson is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Apr. 10 – TBA – Ken Wagner is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Apr. 17 – TBA – Gaston Carroll is the host. Jared Roush will serve as Newsletter Editor. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Apr. 24 – TBA – Art Bowen is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:   Mar.24 – Dave Lawer; 26 Bill Clark; 31 – Ken Miller. Apr. 6 – Brian Neitz; 7 – Bob Soper, Ken Wagner; 28 – Bob Fogel


Quotation: “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” John Steinbeck