April 9, 2015

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Light Up Rotary

Vol. 87, No. 37                                     President – Dave Lawer                               Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: April 16, 2015 – Distinguished Service Award Presentation and Dinner. SVCC, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner. This year’s awardee is Carol Handlan. Speak with Joyce Anderson immediately if you’ve missed the signing up before the end of today (4/9).

 April 9, 2015: Twenty-four Rotarians were present as Vice President Mary Peterhaensel shared information learned at PETS Training at Toftrees in State College. Her enthusiasm for the Club and for RI was increased by all that she heard and saw. The 2015-16 theme is “Be a Gift to the World.” All are urged to use DacDB, both clubs and individual members and she distribute a sheet describing DacDB and how to use it. Mary enjoyed seeing an open and set up Shelter Box and is proud that the Club participates in this program. There are 8000 students participating in Rotary Exchange programs from 35 countries. EREY was stressed for 100% participation at any amount. RI concerns in Canada and North America remain for membership and retention while we continue to be part of the largest organization dedicated to peace through service. Excellent questions and discussion occurred following the presentation.

Announcements: The flag program is underway – at $25 per flag, available at several businesses. Dave has spoken with Joe Diblin about this program. A signup sheet was circulated so members could indicate purchase of a flag with cost to appear on next bill.*Steve Fluter of Croquet Your Way will speak with the Club about this exciting fundraising opportunity on May 21.**Marv Rudnitsky announced that we have received word that our inbound exchange student is Fanny Maier from Belgium and we need to identify 4 host families whom she would live with for 3 months each. Fanny arrives in August. Please discuss with partners and others to see if we can identify host families over the next two weeks. The Club will be responsible for providing $100 per month to Fanny for expenses.

Sargent at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: Happy Birthday to Bob Soper. Himself (old home week Rotary story with John Robert Grubb); Mike Flock (ground broken finanlly); John Thompson (grandkids and now a board member of the Phila. Ham club); Donna Schuck (Easter Weekend with children and own Rotary memories); Wes Knappp (Duke win); Bill Clark (son and grandson school shopping and own Rotary memories); Dave Betz (son in honor society); Joyce Anderson (family Easter and Chinese meal); Bob Soper (daughter and families visiting and RI contribution forms); Ken Miller (Selinsgrove Save lab – 4/23 next date); John Fischer (add Ken’s name to speakers); John Stokinger (Ken’s talk and groundbreaking, MS walk in Baltimore); Mike Piecuch (Donna and croquet tournament and leaving early); Dave Lawer (Mary, Bb, and Joyce and Grandson’s NCAA picks); and Earl Ferster (+15 and 60 years of marriage to his best friend).

Jerry Rhoads is confined to home and a card shower is requested – 2442 Route 35, Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Future Programs:

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

April 30 – TBA, Rocky Baer is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 7 – Speaker is Gene Splitt who will speak about GMC Life Flight program, Mike Flock host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 14 – Meet 2015 Rotary Club and SACF Scholarship Winners, Kendra Aucker is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: April 28 – Bob Fogle. May 15 – John Stokinger.

 Quotation: “The secret of achievement is to not let what you’re doing get to you before you get to it.”                                                 Devotional Journal