March 24, 2016

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be a Gift to the World

Vol. 88, No. 36          President – Mike Piecuch                      Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: March 31, 2016 – Speaker is Mr. Jay Muller, Director of the musical group Re-Creations USA. Pat Pinkowski is the host and Wes Knapp is the greeter. Special guests include our Four Way Test speech contest winners, exchange student Fanny Meyer and Brittany Specht.11:45 a.m., SVCC.

 March 24, 2016: Twenty-three Rotarians were in attendance as Ms. Jayme Hendricks, Central PA. Division Director of Outpatient Services, Gaudenzia New Beginning, spoke about this program designed to treat persons with substance abuse issues.  Don Summers was the host. Jayme is a graduate of Selinsgrove Area High School and Susquehanna University and has 21 years of experience in the field, having begun her career working at a Maximum Security Prison in Maryland. Gaudenzia is an Italian word meaning “the joy of living” and the program uses Therapeutic Communities to assist clients to remain substance free. Over half of its employees are recovering addicts, and it provides individual and group counseling, psychiatric/psychological referrals, Treatment court services, detox referrals and vocational referrals. It was founded in Philadelphia in 1968. Jayme sought to educate the members on the extent of the problems in our area and the impact on others. Joyce Anderson introduced new member Sarah Manaval.

 Announcements: Donna Schuck and John Stokinger gave a progress and motivational talk about Mallet Madness, our 5/21 fundraiser. Letters and brochures have been and 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. 6 teams are already registered. *Registration is open for District 7360 Conference, see Hal if you would like a reservation form.

Sargent at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: himself (thanks to John S for subbing, donations coming in for REC); Don Summers (speaker, back at a meeting); Donna Schuck (tournament, beautiful day, NYC trip and Swiss Army knife); John Stokinger (key might be off); Pat Pinkowski (speaker); Toby Skinner (state budget done, weather); John Fischer (Don in rare form and back); Art Bowen (Karen’s BD and speaker); Mike Piecuch (United Way speech and REC coming true); Hal Dunkelberger (there is a 5th rule – Is it fun); Cheryl Stumpf (husband homeJ); Sarah Manaval (LSV tour); Joyce Anderson (tournament planning); Jerry Rhoades (speaker) and Earl Ferster (+ 15 and joy in good fellowship).

Future Programs:

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.

April 28 – John Stokinger and Jared Roush will present: Getting Motivated for Mallet Madness), 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:  “Kindness has converted more people than zeal, science, or eloquence.” Mother Teresa