August 20, 2015

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be a Gift to the World

Vol. 88, No. 7                                     President – Mike Piecuch         Guest Editor – Jared Roush

Next Meeting: August 27, 2015 – 11:45 a.m., SVCC. Speaker is Dennis Wolfe of the Selinsgrove High Alumni Association. Dave Betz is the host. Greeter is Mike Flock.

Aug. 20, 2015:  Rotarians and guests gathered to hear about the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. Guests included our outgoing Rotary exchange student, Catherine Lucchi who will be heading to Taiwan as well as our incoming Rotary exchange student, Fanny from Belgium. Also, in attendance was teacher Brittany Bunting-Specht who is serving as Fanny’s first host family. Mike Flock started the presentation and gave the history of the CSCF and the initial motivation behind starting the foundation. It started out with the Selinsgrove Rotary Club and all the initial board members were Rotarians. Since then it has evolved into a more encompassing foundation. Heather Rowe, President of CSCF informed members that since 2007 over $141,000.00 has been given as scholarships and has reached 65 different students. The foundation is also able to partner with the state’s “PATH” program that matches scholarship funds and was able to obtain an additional $45,000.00 in student scholarship funds. Holly Morrison, Executive Director of the CSCF explained the motto, “For good, forever” and the mission of the foundation. The CSCF serves more as an umbrella foundation of a tax-exempt community allowing individuals and entities to create their own foundations. More information can be found at:

Announcements:  Crpquet tournament meeting on Sept. 3rd at the Selinsgrove Library. All who want to participatae are welcome to attend.*Sales are underway for the golf ball drop. Please sell as many as you can. See John Stokinger for more tickets or to turn in the sold ticket stubs.Tickets at $10 per were distributed to members by John Stokinger. Because of the need to have complete records regarding these numbered tickets, we are asked to turn in stubs and unsold ones by 9/3. We need to sell 500 to break even.**8/25 is Snyder County Night Out at East Snyder Park and President Piecuch requests volunteers to man the popcorn machine.   

Sergeant at Arms:  Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: himself (guests); John Stokinger (guests and 41st wedding anniversary); Pat Pinkowski (being absent, speakers and guests); Donna Schuck (absent, trip to Univ. of Wisconsin, then to Wyoming, Virginia and upcoming trip to WV to see daughter); Art Bowen (exchange students, vacation, meteor shower, introduced Cheryl as a new Rotary member); Bill Clark (grandchildren going to college, keep President Carter in thoughts/prayers); To Gates (Grandson Owen was guest and spent time together, Golf Tournament, fishing with Owen at Mike Flock’s pond); Brian Neitz (speakers); Chad Cohrs (absent, exchange students, started school year, daughter’s new job at Evangelical Hospital); Joyce Anderson (guests); John Thompson (grandchildren, placed in amateur radio contest, exchange students); Dave Lawer (guests, golf ball drop); Charlie McCuen (exchange students); Toby Skinner (exchange students); Mike Flock (Kathy’s mom’s 90th b-day party, Holly’s work at CSCF, fishing with Owen at pond); Mike Piecuch (guests, happy fine goal).

Future Programs:

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

Sept. 10 – Tentative: Official Visit by the District Governor. Substitute Editor is Jared Roush. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 17 – TBA, Michael Damiano is the host. Wesley Knapp is the greeter, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: August 30 – Jay Lemons. Sept. 3 – Tom Gates, 5 – John Fischer; 6 – Melissa Laniewski; 24 – Don Summers.

Quotation:  “Do it now! Sometimes ‘later’ becomes ‘never.’