October 2, 2014

             Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Light Up Rotary

Vol. 87, No. 14      President – Dave Lawer               Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: October 9, 2014 – Speaker is Jessie Runkle, Deputy Zoning Officer for the Borough of Selinsgrove who will talk about regulations related to starting new business in town. Earl Ferster is the host. Konrad Kempfe is the Greeter. 11:45 a.m., SVCC.

October 2, 2014: Twenty-five Rotarians and a guest (Brian Betz) were present for the Club Assembly. President Dave thanked everyone involved with the Market Street Festival and both he and John Stokinger were pleased with member participation and the presence of members of the new Interact Club. We’re in “the black” on sales and expect to net about $200 in profits. Remaining ham barbeque was taken to Haven Ministry and to the Interact Club. Next year we will prepared less barbeque and also be prepared to sell it by the pint or quart. Joyce Anderson introduced new members Ryan Felty and Davic Betz and they were installed for a second time using the Club’s format as done by Dottie Anderson. Gaston Carroll both told and demonstrated DACdb and how every member can use it and update their profiles. The Club’s Web-site will now be a totally public site for PR and information, and a sign in a password will not be necessary to use it. Password protected information will be on the Districts’ site (DACdp). Your e-mail that the Club has is your password and your RI member number eliminating the first and last digit, is your ID. Either Gaston or Hal can tell you that number. If you do not use a computer, Gaston or Hal can help you update your profile. Announcements: It is time to select a book for this year’s Tree Fest of Children’s Books – tell the Editor or Pat Pinkowski if you have a favorite book you’d like us to consider.*The Dictionary Project will take place for third graders on Nov. 14, chaired by Don Summers.**President Dave is appointing a nominating committee who will report by the 16th of October. The Annual Meeting and Election of Officers will take place on Nov. 13.

Good News of Rotary International: Konrad Kempfe reported on young Rotarian from Vilnius Lithuania who founded the Vilnius Interact Club, traveled to Taiwan as a Youth Exchange Student, and became more confident and utgoing as a result. She is now studying at the Univ. of Illinois in Chicago.

Sargent at Arms: Konrad Kempfe collected happy dollars from: Art Bowen (leaving early, great golf experience, Maine next week); Melissa Laniewski (John and Dave for Mkt. St. Festival leadership, her favorite months of Oct., Nov., Dec.); Pat Pinkowski (John and Dave); Toby Skinner (Interact Club); Tom Gates (grandson Peter’s high school golf success qualifying for districts); Bill Clark (new members); Gaston Carrol (Mkt. St. Festival and new members); John Reed (Interact member memories, Sun Tech Open House); John Stockinger (MSF); John Thompson (VHS Conference); Ken Miller (guest and Interact Club); Mike Flock (SACF board decision to give donation via Coalition for Kids to the Meals for SEALS program); Dave Lawer (guest and new member and Joyce Anderson getting ice cream for Dottie Roush); Joyce Anderson (all of the above); and Earl Ferster (+15 and wife’s successful treatment, ham barbeque and St. Fair).

Rotary Minute: Bob Soper spoke about the RI Foundation and development of sustaining member program which facilitate every member becoming a Paul Harris Fellow.

Future Programs

Oct. 16 – Bob Garrett, Chamber President, will speak about the chamber and the Thruway project. John Fischer is the host. Wes Knapp if the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Oct. 23 – The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health Medical Director, Dr. John Turner and Director Andrea Bertram, will speak about developments in the treatment of breast cancer. Donna Schuck is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Oct. 30 – TBA, Charlie McCuen is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 6 – TBA, Michael Damiano is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 13 – Veterans Day Program, Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: Oct. 6 – Chad Cohrs; 22 – John Reed. Nov. 6 – Donna Schuck; 15 – Art Bowen.

Quotation: “Understanding people is not a waste of time.”    Mark Zuckerberg