February 25, 2016

 Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be a Gift to the World

Vol. 88, No. 31                                    President – Mike Piecuch                Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: March 3, 2016 – The speaker is Holly Morrison, President and CEO of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. Marv Rudnitsky is the host. Bill Clark is the greeter.11:45 a.m., SVCC.

 February 25, 2016: Thirty Rotarians and guests (Sarah Maneval) were present to hear Chris Berleth, Senior District Executive, speak about the work of the Seven Bridges District of the Susquehanna Council of Boy Scouts of America. With 58 units in the District, they are composed of Cub Packs, Boy Scouts (including a troop for those with disabilities), Venturing (coed for 14-21 year olds, providing opportunity to meet life time goals in in hobbies and leadership), and Exploring (coed for 14 to 21 year olds providing opportunity for actual experience with a variety of careers). The newest National program is Lion Pilot Program for kindergartners. Close to 40 Scounts will be attending the 2017 National Jamboree, and approximately 100 Scouts earned Eagle Scout honors in 2015. Bob Soper was the host.

Announcements: Club winter weather policy: if SASD is closed, we will not have a meeting.* The Four Way Speech Contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. on 2/29 at the SASC.**April 21 will be our Community Spirt Award Luncheon (not evening event) honoring the work of the Dauntless Hook and Ladder volunteers. Tom Garlock will speak at the event.***Work proceeds on the 5/21 Mallet Madness fundraiser, letters and brochure have been written and designed. Next meeting is 3/17 at 10:30.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines from: himself (in recognition of Catherine Lucci, exchange student in Taiwan and her latest e-mail, detailing her meeting with the newly elected National President); Dan Mahoney (birth of first grandchild and learning 2nd one on the way); John Stokinger (leaving early); Konrad Kempfe (speaker and Boy Scouts); Cheryl Stumpf (family); John Reed (psychiatry conference, visit with daughter in Dallas and trip back with 9 year old grandson); Toby Skinner (“scared” calf story); Mike Piecuth (boys’ basketball); Bob Soper (speaker and crowd); Melissa Laniewski (leaving early, back and Sarah); Donna Schuck (Key West Valentine trip and leaving early); Chad Cohrs (rain not snow, Earl, and chorus concert); John Fischer (concert and Mallet Madness Committee); Art Bowen (grandkids and adventures); Mike Flock (Jared in Easter colors); Bill Clark (leaving early and speaker); and Earl Ferster (thanking the Club Family for support during difficult time).

Proposed New Member: Sarah Maneval, Commercial Banking, West Milton Bank, Melissa Laniewski sponsor. Any objections should be shared with President Piecuch within next 7 days.

Future Programs:

March 10 – Vocational Program “The Progress toward and Community College with speakers Kathy Specht and Lenoire Ahlum, Joyce Anderson is the host. Jared Roush will edit the newsletter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 17 – Dr. Marsha Kelliher, Dean of the SWSB at Susquehanna, will speak about the latest issues in employment law (e-mail, surveillance, including drones), and microchipping employees. Art Bowen is the host and the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 24 – TBA, Don Summers is the host. Chad Cohrs is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 31 – TBA, Pat Pinkowski is the host. Wes Knapp is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: March 15 – Mary Peterhaensel; 24 – Dave Lawer; 26 – Bill Clark; 31 – Ken Miller.

Quotation:  “I regret often that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.”  Cyrus