February 19, 2015

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Light Up Rotary

Vol. 87, No. 31                                       President – Dave Lawer                               Editor – Dottie Anderson


Next Meeting: Feb. 26, 2015 – David Young, a volunteer with the Pennsylvania Prison Society will be the speaker. Marv Rudnitsky is the host and John Stokinger is the greeter. Assistant DG, Sherri will be present. Mike Flock will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

February 19, 2015: Twenty-six Rotarians were present as host Donna Schuck introduced Kelly Geise who spoke about Evangelical Community Hospital’s Plain Community Program. Kelly, with 20 plus years of experience in health care, is currently a Director of Operations at the hospital. A graduate of Shik and Gettysburg College, she is also known as a skilled basketball player and coach. At the instigation of Cardiologist Dr. Petra Lynch, Evan used existing programs in Lancaster as a model for this Plain Community Program begun in 2014. The program provides bundled pricing for Xrays & MRI’s, OB/Gyn, Orthopedics, and General Surgery, with a 45% discount on other services for the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite Communities who are 4029 Social Security Exempt. This exemption began in 1950. Service to members of this community have increased and have been cost effective for the hospital. John Stokinger was the greeter. Announcements: Members should plan now to attend Distinguished Service Award and Dinner on Thursday April 16 at 6 p.m. for the social time and 6:30 p. dinner when we present the award to Carol Handlan. Partners, guests welcome. **John Stokinger reported that the Shamokin Dam Club is up to 21 members and pursuit of their Charter is in process.***President Dave circulated Wheelchair Foundation thank you cards

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe told about a project to support libraries in the Philippines started by the Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset in Hawaii. The project grew following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. Expanded to include the schools that were devastated as the result of the storm, 45,000 books were prepared and shipped last year. The work and the fund raising continue. Rotary Minute: Hal Dunkelberger shared dates and information on District events, including PETS Training which Mary Peterhaensel will attend and the District Conference in May, with a goal of 12 members attending some portion of the event.

Sargent at arms: Konrad Kempfe collected happy fines as follows: himself (Fl. Time, 4 Way Test Speech contest arrangements underway); John Fischer (St. John’s trip); Chad Cohrs (boys and girls basketball in play offs); Donna Schuck (speaker, heat wave, Art’s colorful shirt); Pat Pinkowski (speaker); John Stokinger (make up and Maine); Art Bowen (missed meetings and John going to New England in the winter); Brian Neitz (daughter’s birthday); Mike Flock (Art’s shirt); Dave Lawer (guest, Gettysburg athlete; Marv getting Speech Contest up and running); Mike Piecuch (back and DA conference and +15); and Konrad Kempfe (speaker).

Proposed New Member: David J. Mahoney, employed by Purdy Insurance, classification Insurance, Sponsor Bill Clark. Any objections should be sent to President Dave Lawer within seven days of this notice.

 Future Programs

March 5 – Liz Fulcher, of the Aromatic Wisdom Institute, will speak about the use of essential oils and aromatherapy, Melissa Laniewski is the host. John Thompson is the greeter. New Member Installation scheduled. Board Meeting precedes regular meeting. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 12 – Lori Weir will speak about new developments in the Meals for Seals program, Pat Pinkowski is the host. Dottie Anderson is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 19 – TBA, Jared Roush is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 26 – TBA, Toby Skinner is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 2 – Shelly Strable from Central Susquehanna Sight Services will be the speaker. Brian Neitz is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

 Birthdays:   March 15 – Mary Peterhaensel; 24 – Dave Lawer; 26 – Bill Clark; 31 – Ken Miller. April 6 – Brian Neitz; 7 – Bob Soper, Ken Wagner; 28 – Bob Fogle.

 Quotation: “Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.”  Cicero