March 19, 2015

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Light Up Rotary

Vol. 87, No. 34                                       President – Dave Lawer                               Editor – Dottie Anderson

 Next Meeting: March 26, 2015 – Stacey Richards of SEDA-Cog, Coordinator of the “Selinsgrove Saves” program, will be the speaker. Ken Miller is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

 March 19, 2015: Twenty-six Rotarians were present as Judi Karr, Director of Marketing and PR, spoke about Nottingham Village Retirement Center and its growth in the 21 years she has worked there. Located on 105 acres, this continuing care retirement center has a nursing care center for 121, 60 apartments and 60 retirement homes, with personal care being possible in both, and 350 employees. Owned and developed by Fred Kessler, his daughter and son-in-law are also part of the business. Being built now is a free standing memory care facility, with additional retirement homes on the drawing board. Jared Roush was the host. Dottie Anderson initiated Dan Mahoney into the Club, with assistance from his sponsor, Art Bowen.

Rotary Minute: Hal Dunkelberger urges members to attend the District Conference, 5/1-3. Dave Lawer has registration forms. In addition, 4/18 is the Rotary Leadership Conference.

Announcements: 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. **Donna Schuck invites interested persons to attend a meeting at 4:30 on 3/24 in the Gelnett Library to discuss a potential Croquet Your Way fund raiser with the person who organizes such events.***Dave Lawer had the following announcements: our outbound Rotary Exchange Student will be going to Taiwan; he circulated an article about the Richmond Rotary Club from Nelson Bailey. The flag program is underway – at $25 per flag, available at several businesses, we hope to have an attractive display at the field.****Konrad announced that our Shelter Box was used in Niger and he and Dave shared a book by the founder of the Wheelchair foundation.

Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe shared information about an article written by Evan Burrell, Rotary Club of Turramura New South Wales, Australia and the delight of “finding friends” around the world attending Club meetings wherever you are visiting.

Sargent at arms: Konrad Kempfe collected happy fines as follows: Happy Birthday Mary Peterhaensel (also just back from PETS Training, having had a family birthday celebration); Mike Flock (apology to Dottie and congrats to John Stokinger who will be joining Northumberland National Bank as Selinsgrove Branch Manager); Dan Mahoney (thanks for joining); Pat Pinkowski (speaker and John S.); John Stokinger (very happy and hiking); John Fischer (good food, Gail, congrats John); Chad Cohrs (spring tomorrow?, hosting District 7 Student Councils and State Forensics Tournament with SU); Bob Soper (speaker and John); Dottie Anderson (Summer SEALS adding 2nd grade); Bill Clrak (new member); Art Bowen (being sponsor); Dave Lawer (Mary and PETS); Toby Skinner (new member and SVC concert); John Reed (speaker and leaving early); Jared Roush (speaker and John); and Earl Ferster (John and +15).

Future Programs

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

April 9 – PETS and beyond for Rotary, Mary Peterhaensal is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 16 – Distinguished Service Award Dinner, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 dinner, award being presented to Carol Handlan. Partners, guests more than welcome, signup sheet will be circulated. SVCC.

April 23 – TBA, Dave Betz is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

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

 Quotation: “The most fundamental form of human stupidity is forgetting what we were trying to do in the first place.”           Friedrich Nietzsche