January 14, 2016

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be a Gift to the World

Vol. 88, No. 25                                    President – Mike Piecuch                Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: January 21, 2016 – The speaker will be Christy Ziegler, Director of Haven Ministries. Jared Roush is the host. Rocky Baer is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

 January 14, 2016:  Twenty-five Rotarians were present to hear The Honorable Robert A. Graci, former Superior Court Judge and current Chief Counsel to the Judicial Conduct Board of PA., describe the history and work of the JCB. Discipline of judges was included in the 1776 Constitution, and in an 1968 Constitutional change, but was restricted to impeachment as the only form of disciplinary action. The 1993 revsion established a two tier system that continues, with the JCB conducting investigations of complaints and the Judicial Discipline Court determining disciplinary actions. John Reed was the host and Donna Schuck was the greeter. Dottie Anderson, serving as her sponsor as well, installed Carol Handlan as a member of the Selinsgrove Rotary Club.

Announcements: The Croquet Your Way committee met this morning and confirmed a simplification of the tournament structure and fees, and both Donna Schuck and President Piecuch explained the importance of all members being will to assist with this 5/21 event on Rotary field.*Signup sheet was circulated for 1/28 Urban Rural Night – guests welcome.**Joyce Anderson is soliciting nominees for the Distinguished Service Award.***Club winter weather policy: if SASD is closed, we will not have a meeting.****John Stokinger shared information about the loss of polio plus workers in Pakistan this morning.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected “happy fines” as follows: Happy Birthday to Mike Piecuch; himself (guest and travels); John Stokinger (family Christmas including mother); Donna Schuck (Carol becoming a member, family Christmases); Toby Skinner (Belieze and snorkeling); Konrad Kempfe (farm show); Dave Lawer (Carol, Michael’s bd); Jerry Rhoades (successful cataract surgery); John Reed (speaker and cleaning dog’s teeth); Mike Peicuch (bd and speaker); Tom Gates (46th wedding anniversary and FL trip); Bill Clark (Carol); and Earl Ferster (+15 and being here).

Future Programs:

Jan. 28 – Urban/Rural dinner meeting with Young Farmers and Future Farmers of America – Jerry Rhoades is the host. Partners and guests welcome. Signup sheet circulating. Dave Betz is the greeter. 6:15 p.m., Christ Community United Methodist Church, 3939 Park Rd.

Feb. 4 – TBA, John Stokinger is the host, Dan Mahoney is the greeter. 11:45 a.m., SVCC.

Feb. 11 – Hospital to Home program, a Community Paramedicine Program, will be described by Nick Klose, Director of Pre-Hospital Services and Matt Myers, Paramedic. , Donna Schuck is the host. Greeter is Bob Soper. Fanny, our Exchange Student, will be present with her sister and new host family. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Feb. 18 – TBA, Toby Skinner is the host. John Fischer is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  Jan. 17 – Wes Knapp; 24 – Mike Flock. Feb. 3 – Toby Skinner.

Quotation:  “We have to embrace obstacles to reach the next stage of joy.”  Goldie Hawn