July 30, 2015

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be a Gift to the World

Vol. 88, No. 4                                     President – Mike Piecuch                  Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: August 6, 2015 – 11:45 a.m., SVCC. “What’s Happening in Snyder County” presented by the commissioners – Joe Kantz, Malcolm Derk and Peggy Roup. Joyce Anderson is the host. Chad Cohrs is the greeter.

 July 30, 2015: Twenty plus Rotarians and a guest (Cheryl Stumpf, Art Bowen’s guest) were present for a presentation by John Zechman, President of Penn Valley Christian Academy and Bible Institute. Wes Knapp was the host. Pastor Zechman has been President for 25 of the 50 year history of the Academy and Institute, with the Academy (k – 12) started in 1966 as a fully private Christian School which currently has 14 students. Associated with God’s Missionary Church, the Institute is working to become accredited and thus able to award degrees, and is dedicated to educating young people to reach out through music and ministry. Tuition for the academy is approximately $3000 per year, and for the Institute is $2400 per semester. This was an energetic and enthusiastic presentation by a person passionate about his ministry.

Announcements: Wes shared that his wife is home after 6 weeks of hospitalization and is recuperating.*Rotary Summit is 8/1 in State College – see Hall asap if you are interested in attending.**The District picnic is scheduled for 8/22 at Knoebel’s Grove. Meet at Pamilion T at 1 p.m. and bring a dish to share. Entry to the park is free. RSVP by 8/14 to cawalsh@aol.com. Speak with Mike Piecuch or Hal if you want additional information.***About 80 people were present for last Thursday’s movie night, last movie on schedule is Frozen on 8/13, complete with karaoke as well as popcorn!

Sergeant at Arms: John Stokinger collected happy fines as follows (to the best of the editor’s ability to keep up): himself (progress on new branch); John Thompson (Happy Birthday late, anniversary, ham radio award); Dan Mahoney (having Jerry back); Tom Gates (Indiana trip with Anne to help her mother downsize and terrific memories of Anne’s father); Brian Neitz (beach week with family); Art Bowen (his guest, family reunion and speaker); Bill Clark (visit here by son and grandson); Pat Pinkowski (speaker); John Fischer (Jerry and Glacier National Park trip); Mike Flock (P/T status and painting windows); Hal Dunkelberger (one less lie?); Mike Piecuch (Rotary pins worn – fines for not wearing start in September); Wes Knapp (speaker, back along with Jerry); and Earl Ferster (+15, recovery of Wes’s wife, and speaker).

Proposed New Members: Carol Handlan, PA Highter Education, SPI President; Classification – Education/Finance – sponsor – Dottie Anderson AND Cheryl Stumpf (Counseling Center Susquehanna University, Girls on the Run); Classification – Education/Psychology; sponsor – Art Bowen. Any objections to either proposal should be conveyed to President Piecuch within 7 days of this notice.

Future Programs:

Aug. 13 – Karen Hackman will speak about the organization and purpose of SIDCO, Rocky Baer is the host. Michael Damiano is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Aug. 20 – Update on the Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation with Heather Rowe, John Fischer (host), et al. Greeters are Earl Ferster and Bob Fogle. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Aug. 27 – TBA, Dave Betz is the host. Mike Flock is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 3 – TBA, Chad Cohrs is the host. Tom Gates is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: August 14 – Kendra Aucker; 16 – Earl Ferster, Konrad Kempfe; 30 – Jay Lemon. Sept. 3 – Tom Gates, 5 – John Fischer; 6 – Melissa Laniewski; 24 – Don Summers.

Quotation: “Four steps to achievement: plan purposefully, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.”  William A. Ward