July 28, 2016

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Rotary Serving Humanity

Vol. 89, No. 4                                   President – Mary Peterhaensel                      Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: August 4, 2016 – 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Rotary Field in Selinsgrove for the Summer SEALS Day Camp 10th anniversary celebration, complete with a buffet dinner and entertainment. Partners and guests welcome for this fun evening of good food and entertainment.

July 28, 2016: Seventeen Rotarians and guest Michael Hayes, were in attendance at the Selinsgrove Area School District Intermediate School for lunch with the Summer SEALS Day Campers and staff. The camp grew out of the vision and passion of past Rotarian Hayes, with members like Ken Miller, Tom Gates, Marv Rudnitsky and Dottie Anderson, in on the discussion that led to the establishment of the camp in partnership with Susquehanna’s Education Department, the School Disctrict and the SACF. Members enjoyed this opportunity to meet the current campers and hear about the 2016 camp. Dottie Anderson was the host. Co-directors Mary Herman and Cameron Weaver shared information about this summers’ program, introduced the staff who in term described their work and the three units and field trips. Dinosaurs (with a trip to Clyde Peelings), the weather (with an upcoming trip to the Punxsutawney weather center) and the Olympics (complete with games and handmade medals) were the units, in addition to a day a Pinto Bay courtesy of Mike Flock and John Bickhart, and a couple of trip to the Selinsgrove Pool all while improving reading and math skills round out the program. President Mary Peterhaensel took the opportunity to present outgoing president Mike Piecuch with the Rotary Past President pin. The car wash followed with the campers doing this as a community service.

Announcements: Golf Tournament (24th annual) is scheduled for 9/12/16 with proceeds benefiting the SACF and The Selinsgrove REC.*One Summit is scheduled for Aug 6 in State College, with the grants portion occurring from 1:30 to 3. We need three members to attend in order to be eligible to apply for RI and District grants this Rotary year**4th quarter bills have been distributed by John Fischer – payment due by end of Aug.

Future Programs:

August 11 – Catherine Lucci will describe her year as a Rotary exchange student in Taiwan and share her future plans. Mike Piecuch is the host, Art Bowen is the greeter. 11 am Board of Directors meeting precedes this meeting, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

August 18 – TBA, Brian Neitz is the host, Chad Cohrs is the greeter, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

August 25 – TBA, Charlie McCuen is the host, Mike Damiano is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 1 – TBA, both host and program. Greeter is Earl Ferster. Substitute Editor is Jared Roush. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 8 – TBA, both host and program. Greeter is Hal Dunkelberger.  Substitute Editor is John Stokinger. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  August 15 – Earl Ferster, Konrad Kempfe; 29 – Jay Lemons. September 3 – Tom Gates, 4 – John Fischer, 23 – Don Summers, 27 – Ken Miller.

Quotation:   One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation, evermore!”  Oliver Wendell Holmes