March 17, 2016

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be a Gift to the World

Vol. 88, No. 35              President – Mike Piecuch                      Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: March 24, 2016 – Speaker is Ms. Jayme Hendricks, Division Director of Gaudenzia New Beginning, a central PA program designed to treat substance abuse. Don Summers is the host and Chad Cohrs is the greeter.11:45 a.m., SVCC.

March 17, 2016: Twenty-three Rotarians were in attendance for Dr. Marsha Kelliher’s presentation about current issues in employment law, entitled “Employers, Employees and Electronics.” Marsha shared statistics and information about issues of employee productivity related to use of the internet for personal purposes (like shopping, pornography, etc.) during working hours and the cost this is to employers. Issues included e-mail, use of GPS and other surveillance devices, drones and micro-chipping. Marsha is the Dean of the Sigmund Weis School of Business at Susquehanna University and is called upon to serve as an arbiter for issues between employees or dismissed employees and employers. Employers are advised to have written and public policies about internet use and employee surveillance. Typically the courts side with the employer IF the employee had no reasonable expectation of privacy. She shared some examples of actual issues that have occurred.  Art Bowen was both the host and the greeter.

Announcements: Work proceeds on the 5/21 Mallet Madness fundraiser, letters and brochure are being distributed. John Stokinger spoke of the need for all Rotarians to step up and participate in a variety of ways to set up and assist at the event both on 5/30 and 5/21. This is definitely an all hands on deck event.*Registration is open for District 7360 Conference, see Hal if you would like a reservation form. **John Fischer announced the start of meetings for the Golf Tournament next week.***Memorial Day Flag display signup sheet is being circulate to sponsor a flag in the name of a veteran you know – once again coordinated by Dave Lawer.


Sergeant at arms: John Stokinger collected happy fines as follows: Happy Birthday Mary Peterhaensel (and Angela Landbury and being 38% Irish); himself (helping daughter move for the “last?” time); Mike Flock (Myrtle Beach trip); John Fischer (golf tournament planning beginning); Wes Knapp (golf); Toby Skinner (Angela Landbury evening);  Pat Pinkowski (St Patrick’s Day, son’s new job in North Carolina); Bill Clark (all the Irish and wanna be’s, Angela and big band concert); Jerry Rhoads (here); Dave Betz (missed it); Joyce Anderson (speaker); Konrad Kempfe (speaker): Dave Lawer (5th grade basketball with Danville); Mike Piecuch (all who volunteer and help Rotary projects); Art Bowen (speaker and Jersey trips, chicken and waffle experiences); and Earl Ferster (nice winter and + 15).

Future Programs:

March 31 – Speaker is Jay Muller, Director of musical group Re-Creations USA. Pat Pinkowski is the host. Wes Knapp is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 7 – Speaker is Bob Garrett, COO of the Central Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. Dan Mahoney is the host, Mike Flock is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 14 – K9 Hero Haven, Mike and Anne Gibbs presenting, Mary Peterhaensel is the host, Tom Gates is the greeter. 11:45 a.m., SVCC

April 21 – Community Spirit Award Luncheon honoring the work of the Dauntless Hook and Ladder volunteers. Tom Garlock, Selinsgrove Chief of Police, will speak at the event. Joyce Anderson is the host and Konrad Kempfe is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: March 24 – Dave Lawer; 26 – Bill Clark; 31 – Ken Miller. April 6 – Brian Neitz; 7 – Bob Soper, Ken Wagner; 28 – Bob Fogle.

Quotation:  “The best thing you can give children, next to good habits, are good memories.”    Sydney J. Harris