April 2, 2015

   Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Light Up Rotary

Vol. 87, No. 36                                     President – Dave Lawer                               Editor – Dottie Anderson


Next Meeting: April 9, 2015 – Host Mary Peterhaensel will speak about PETS and beyond for Rotary. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 2, 2015: Thirty Rotarians and guests (Donna Schuck introduced Heather Snyder, Development Coordinator at Evangelical Comm. Hospital) were present as Shelly Strable, Executive Director since 1997, spoke about the Central Susquehanna Sight Services mission and programs. One of 25 such agencies in the state, CSSS serves Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties. The agency does vision screenings (pre-school and seniors), provides education, low cost eye wear and specialized services such as transportation and escort and low vision aids. Given many services, volunteer opportunities are available to provide transportation and to assist with vision screenings. Brian Neitz was the host. At the Board of Directors meeting items discussed included the Crochet Your Way fund raiser, the flag program, and the possibility of opening a pass through account with the CSCF and SACF.

Rotary Minute: Bob Soper spoke about how to give to the annual fund of the Rotary Foundation and distributed forms to all who were interested. To complete the form a member needs to fill in the District #7360, the Club #5324, and personal ID number which is found above your name on the Rotary Magazine name/address label.

Announcements: Signup sheet is circulating for the Distinguished Service Award and Dinner on Thursday April 16. 6 p.m. for the social time and 6:30 p.m. dinner when we present the award to Carol Handlan. Partners, guests welcome. ** The flag program is underway – at $25 per flag, available at several businesses. Dave has a “mockup” picture of what he anticipates the field looking like.

Sargent at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: Happy Birthday to Ken Miller (and collegial relations with other insurance agents); himself (army reunion); John Stokinger (choosing wrong key); Mary Peterhaensel (late and Nip’s grandson making it into NFL draft); Mike Piecuch (photo and outdoor soccer); Dave Lawer (board, Ken, speaker); Brian Neitz (speaker); Donna Schuch (guest and kids cleaning basement); Melissa Laniewski (anticipated Family Easter); Pat Pinkowski (holiday and vacation); Wes Knapp (Chad and no more snow closings, and daughter’s speech); Art Bowen (wife’s brothers and sisters for Easter); John Fischer (Foundation Meeting and donation to Sight Services); Tom Gates (FL month, new member Dan, and basketball); Chad Cohrs (Easter); and Earl Ferster (Ken Miller for sponsoring his Rotary membership and +15).

Future Programs:

April 16 – Distinguished Service Award Dinner, 6 p.m. Social, 6:30 p.m. dinner. Award presentation to Carol Handlan. Partners, guests welcome, signup sheet circulating. SVCC.

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

April 30 – TBA, Mike Flock is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 7 – TBA, Bob Soper is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: April 6 – Brian Neitz; 7 – Bob Soper, Ken Wagner; 28 – Bob Fogle. May 15 – John Stokinger. 

Quotation: “Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.”  

                             Barbara Bush