April 28, 2016

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be a Gift to the World

Vol. 88, No. 41        President – Mike Piecuch         Editor – John Stokinger

Next Meeting: May 5, 2016 – Dave Lawer is the host as 2016 Rotary and SACF Scholarship Recipients are introduced to the Club. Melissa Laniewski is the greeter.  11:45 a.m., SVCC.

April 28, 2016: Twenty-five Rotarians were in attendance for Jared Roush and John Stokinger’s presentation about our upcoming MALLET MADNESS! COMMUNITY CROQUET CHALLENGE. Their goal wa to explain the who, What, Where, When, Why and How of this fund raising effort (nice job, Jared).

WHO: The Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club is partnering with “Croquet Your Way” (CYW) of York, PA.CYW has provided guidance and will manage the actual event.

WHAT: A fund-raising event that is unique in our area. Our Club and three non=profits will benefit financially. Plus, we will have fun that day. FUNdraising and FUNDraising.

WHERE: Dun! Rotary Field of course.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday May 20-21

WHY: Sponsorships are charitable donations, directed through the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation (CSCF), which will be used to fund our charitable gifts in the future.

HOW: We, (all Rotarians) shall convince individuals, businesses and non-profits to help us help them. $100-$500 team sponsorships are still being accepted. With each of these sponsorship levels teams will be entered in the tournament. Each team plays for a specific charity. Some charities may have multiple teams playing for them. We have 20+ teams recruited now and still need more. Rotarians were strongly encouraged to think of local schools, churches, non-profits, etc. who want to have fun and possibly win $1,000. Sponsorship is easy. Five $20 gifts, combined together, can fund one team. If you can’t fund a team please give consideration to contributing as a $50 stake sponsor or a $25 Peg sponsor. If someone donates $100+ and doesn’t have a charity we’ll find one for you. We’ll even find two players for your team, if you can’t find someone. This is an inaugural event of something we hope to grow bigger in future years. Let’s pull together and make it successful. Please ask for a sponsorship brochure. Please contact John Stokinger to sign up for one of many volunteer opportunities (2 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Sat.)

Announcements: Plan ahead – Installation of 2016-17 Officers and Directors is scheduled for June 23. President Michael announced that the Mountoursville Rotary Club is sponsoring a U.S.O. Hanger dance at the Williamsport airport on May 14. See President Mike for more information. Joyce Anderson announced that the Sunbury Rotary Club is changing their meeting format to lunch one week and dinner the next week. If making up, be sure to check on their meeting times. Jared announced that our Texas roadhouse fundraiser (and 2 individuals) allowed us to make a $100 gift to Polio+ at the Rotary Foundation.

Fines: Numerous persons paid happy fines to acknowledge the REC purchase today by Snyder County Coalition for Kids. Other fines are as follows: Mike F – Drug Awareness Progarm, Melissa – her Dad’s Rotary memorabilia, John S – daughter’s MS Walk, Cheryl S – GOTR pending trip, Mike P – daughter at Penn Relays, Dave L – Scholarship Committee, Konrad – thanked Joyce for last week’s event, Dave B – son’s home run, Ken M – his wife has put up with him for 54 years, Chad C – concerts and Drug Awareness Program, Joyce – Mallet Madness and Pat P’s grandson voting, Bill C – Rugby champions, and Earl for +15.

Future Programs:

May 12 – Mark Wolfburg, Transportation Director for SASD will be the speaker, Chad Cohrs is the host. Charlie McCuen is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 19 – Ron Cohen, Vice President for University Relations will be the speaker, Dave Betz is the host. Ken Miller Is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 26 – Speaker will be J. Donald Steele, member of the Early Learning Investment Committee of the GSVUW. Host is Bill Clark, greeter is Brian Neitz. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: May 15 – John Stokinger

Quotation:  “An election cannot give a country a firm sense of direction if it has two or more national parties which merel y have different names but are as alike in their principles and aims as two pease in the same pod.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt