June 2, 2016

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be a Gift to the World

Vol. 88, No. 46         President – Mike Piecuch      Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: June 9, 2016 – Speaker will be PDG Karen H. Teichman, E/MGA, on the Rotary Foundation Century Celebration. Hal Dunkelberger is the host.  11:45 a.m., SVCC.

June 2, 2016: Thirty Rotarians and guests were present as Bill Braasch, Vice President of First Trust Portfolios, spoke on the topic “Reasons to Be Bullish” – Economic and Capital Market outlook for 2016. Mike Damiano was the host. To summarize, he advises getting past all of the negativity about how bad things are, and look at the math – as an economic research and investment firm, First Trust Portfolios does just that. It was interesting to be advised of the statistics and the facts that make it clear that “things aren’t as bad” and are in some ways much better than we are led to believe by what receives all the media exposure.   Exchange Student Fanny Mayeur, her host family sister, Maddie, and Club Counselor Raven Rudnitsky were in attendance and each had a chance to share what the year has meant to them. Fanny will be going to university in Belgium and will be studying architecture. A Board of Directors Meeting preceded this meeting.

Announcements: Plan ahead – Installation of 2016-17 Officers and Directors is scheduled for June 23, all officers and directors are urged to plan their schedule so they can be in attendance *John Fischer distributed Golf Tournament (24th annual) brochures. Date is 9/12/16 with proceeds benefiting the SACF and The Selinsgrove REC. **A copy of the Croquet Your Way article from the Daily Item was circulated.***Polio Plus bike rides are happening 6/4. You can donate on line.

Sargent at Arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: himself (Pittsburg Penquins, guests); Mary Peterhaensel (grandkids successes); Charlie McCuen (flip off a ladder without serious injury); Joyce Anderson (speaker and guests, France); John Stokinger (tie and Rotary Exchange experiences, vacation in San Fran); Dave Betz (kids successes in hunting and baseball); Dan Mahoney (31st anniversary, no pin, back, Seals District Championship); Mike Piecuch (no pin, leaving early, Fanny, and Thanks to Board members); Carol Handlan (no pin, missed last week, speaker and guests and, at last, retirement); Art Bowen (grandkids and beach, Fanny, Rotary Exchange, 5 year olds graduation); John Fischer (awaky at beach, guests and speaker); Donna Schuck (Fanny, flag display at field); Toby Skinner (Fanny and sister, visiting with college roommate); Bill Clar (Fanny and speaker); Tom Gates (being at game where SEALS one the district championship);  Bill Braasch (expecting 3rd child); Mike Damiano (daughter’s college graduation and assistantship for graduate school, and speaker); and Earl Ferster (++15 and Fanny).

Future Programs:

June 16 – Mallet Madness – what’s next – 5/20/17. Donna Schuck and John Stokinger. Jerry Beaver, designer of our brochure and program booklet will also be present. Mary Peterhaensel is the greeter, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

June 23 – Installation of 2016-17 Officers and Directors. Outgoing President Mike Piecuch will share reflections on his year as President, and incoming President Mary Peterhaensel will have the opportunity to share goals for the coming Rotary year. Dottie Anderson is the Installing Officer.

June 30 – Speaker is Jamie Hill, President of the Down Syndrome Society of the Susquehanna Valley. Her husband, Steve, will also be in attendance. John Fischer is the host, Jared Roush is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

July 7 – NO MEETING – July 4th week.

July 14 – Looking Forward in Rotary – A Club Assembly, Mary Peterhaensel presiding. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  June 24 – Pat Pinkowski. July 19 – Hal Dunkelberger and Jared Roush.

Quotation:  “Not to arrive at a clear understanding of one’s own values is a tragic waste. You have missed the whole point of what life is for.”  Eleanor Roosevelt in You Learn By Living.