December 4, 2014

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Light Up Rotary

Vol. 87, No. 22                 President – Dave Lawer                              Editor – Dottie Anderson

 Next Meeting: December 11, 2014 – John Moore, writer and historian, will speak about a crime that occurred locally many years ago. Ken Miller is the host, Pat Pinkowski is the greeter. 11:45 a.m., SVCC.

 December 4, 2014: Twenty-six Rotarians were present as Megan Will, VP of Selinsgrove Meals on Wheels, spoke about that program. Rocky Baer was the host and introduced Megan. About a year ago, state budgeting forced a change in the relationship of MoW and the Area Agency on Aging. The Selinsgrove MoW covers the same area as the school district and provides meals catered by ARAmark at Susquehanna five days a week. Consumers do not have to meet specific financial guidelines to qualify for the service and meals are provided at the cost of $3.75 per meal. Art Montgomery is the President, Tanya is the paid p/t coordinator and the office is staffed in the morning from 9 to noon and is located at All Saints Episcopal Church. Meals are provided with 24 hour notice. Drivers and partners are always needed, as are donations to help defray operating expenses. The MoW receives some funding from the United Way. The wonderful part of this service is the kind of relationships that develop between the consumers and those who deliver the meal and visit with the consumer.

Announcements: John Thompson has a signup sheet for the annual “bell ringing” for the Salvation Army at Smoker’s Express in Selinsgrove. A shift will be added if sufficient number of Rotarians sign up to help.*Dottie Anderson reminded the group that our Tree Fest tree supporting the library is “Pinkalicious” and Pat Pinkowski has been her usual crafty self in planning the decorations. PLEASE STOP BY AND VOTE FOR OUR TREE!**In the absence of a family this year, Joyce Anderson has responded to a request for new boys coats at the request of Children and Youth. She has purchased 6 in requested sizes and will appreciate donations to assist with the cost.***Art Bowen asks all to be thinking of nominees for this years distinguished service award. He wants to have plenty of time to get the event planned and supported by all members.****A reminder from Mike Piecuch that the 3rd annual coalition for kids conference is 12/9 at SU, Degenstein Theatre beginning at 8:30 a.m. *****Dave Lawer asked who in attendance would participate in a Texas Roadhouse dinner that would raise funds for Polio Plus – Pat Pinkowski is making the arrangements. Almost everyone in attendance said they would participate.

Rotary Minute: Bob Soper shared information about the Club’s total giving to the foundation between 1980 and 2007 – $92,819. He read the names of current members who are Paul Harris Fellows and urged all to participate in EREY.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: himself (treat every day as a new gift box – a seniors philosophy); Mike Flock (family Thanksgiving, Boro approval of bank building); John Stokinger (Maine and family friends celebration of life); Chad Cohrs (back, his kids home, chorale concert); Bill Clark (tooooo much food for Tday); Tom Gates (Tday, Mike P on WKOK); Joh Fischer (Tday and concert); Bob Soper (Tday family); Art Bowen (visits in Wellsboro); Dave Betz ((crossbow success for 13 yr old son); Dave Lawer (Joyce and coats, John Stokinger for fund raising help); Mike Piecuch (back and Sunbury Broadcast drive to end Child Abuse, and Earl’s dollar); Mary Peterhaensel (Tday and family); Toby Skinner (speaker); Dottie Anderson (Place for Mom; Pat Pinkowski and Jeremy Romig).

Future Programs

Dec. 18 – Holiday Party with a member of the Interact Club providing an update and a time for good fellowship with one another. Guests, partners welcome for this event to be held at our regular time, John Reed is the greeter. 11:45 a.m., SVCC.

Dec. 25 – Merry Christmas. No Meeting.

Jan. 1 – Happy New Year. No Meeting.

Jan. 8 – TBA. Joyce Anderson is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

 Birthdays: Dec. 8 – Charlie McCuen; 10 – Marv Rudnitsky; 30 – Dottie Anderson.

 Quotation: “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the       first step.”       Martin Luther King Jr.