June 4, 2015

     Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Light Up Rotary

Vol. 87, No. 46                    President – David Lawer                     Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: June 11, 2015 – 11:45 a.m., SVCC. Speaker is Laura Tyler, SVCC Golf Pro. Don Summers is the host.

June 4, 2015: Twenty-two Rotarians were present to hear Margie Reier, a National MS Society group leader from Lewisburg, on the topic of Modern MS Treatment Group Therapy. John Thompson was the host. Margie described her journey with Multiple Sclerosis, which included almost 20 years before it was diagnosed. She is considered “stable” now, but must take multiple pills every day, and face times when she can’t walk, use her hands fully, or see. Modern medicine has made a real difference in diagnosing and treating MS and currently the National MS Society believes the ability to stop the progression of the disease is in sight. Margie is the leader of the Lewisburg Support Group, and is very articulate and open, with a terrific sense of humor, in describing life as someone with MS. The meeting was preceded by a 2015-16 Board of Directors Meeting. The Board has advised President Lawer regarding the flurry of e-mail relating to the possible departure of 4 Clubs from the District. He will vote no on this issue until further conversation occurs within the district and the new DG is on board. Announcements: $1888 was the net profit from the Flag program. The flags were taken down this past Saturday and will be displayed again in November for Veterans Day. Dave and Don Rowe are thanked for their work on this endeavor; *Movie Night on Rotary Field begins next Thursday, June 11 with a showing of Despicable Me 2; **John Thompson wants all to know about the 6/27 ham radio program at the Penn Valley Airport; ***Art Bowen reported that Nelson Bailey is awake and responsive, doing much better but still in the ICU; ****Marv Rudnitsky read a thank you note from Catherine Lucci for the scholarship.*****Learned late this p.m. that the Shamokin Dam Sunrise Club charter ceremony is scheduled for June 28 at 2 p.m. Rotary Minute: Bob Soper spoke about RI Foundation and distributed a brochure with the most up to date information. He emphasized progress with Polio Plus.Good News of Rotary: Konrad Kempfe shared information about tips for smarter fundraising, including use of internet services from Evan Burrell on the Rotary Blog page.Sergeant at Arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows (to the best of the editor’s ability to keep up): himself (for Dave and Don’s work on the flag program and SACF Grantee Breakfast); Joh Fischer (same breakfast, and flyers for the Golf Tournament and beginning of receiving sponsorships); Tob Gaates (grandsons high school graduation); Wes Knap (wife’s health improving); Bob Soper (John Fischer inviting him to the breakfast); Art Bowen (SACF and Flags and Kendra Aucker’s Econ PA award and promotion to top spot at Evan); Pat Pinkowski (back and granddaughter’s high school graduation and going on to nursing school); John Thompson (speaker and #1 place); Mike Piecuch (Foundation support); Donna Schuck (graduations from college and now house to self for a few days); John Stokinger (back and mom’s visit); Charlie McCuen (Poker Run for Brent’s scholarship); Joyce Anderson (speaker, Dave, grandson’s boy scout crossing); Dave Lawer (Konrad’s service as International Service Director, speaker and straight A grandkids); and Earl Ferster (+15 and flag program).

Future Programs: June 18 – Steve Fluder, “Croquet Your Way: event organizer, Chad Cohrs is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

June 25 – Installation of the 2015-16 Board of Directors – Dottie Anderson will serve as the installing officer, outgoing President Dave Lawer will have the opportunity to reflect on his year and incoming President Mike Piecuch will have the opportunity to share a bit about his goals for the new Rotary year. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

July 2 – TBA, Bill Clark is the host, SVCC, 11:45 a.m. July 9 – TBA, John Fischer is the host, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: June 24 – Pat Pinkowski. July 6 – Joyce Anderson; 19 – Hal Dunkelberger, Jared Roush; 23 – John Thompson.

Quotation: “Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart.” Matt Walker