August 11, 2016

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Rotary Serving Humanity

Vol. 89, No. 6                                   President – Mary Peterhaensel                      Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: August 18, 2016 – Art Lieberman of MCPS, will speak about credit card processing. Brian Neitz is the host. Chad Cohrs is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Aug. 11, 2016: Catherine Lucci, our “returned” Rotary Exchange Student, spoke about her year in Taiwan and her future plans. Mike Flock introduced Catherine (noting that the Club first met Catherine when she participated in and one the first Four Way Speech contest) and Mike Piecuch was the host. Joyce Anderson was the greeter. Catherine had prepared a video presentation and shared information about the food of the country (including a cricket), its education system (almost year round and from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and its festivals. A highlight for her among many, was meeting the President of Taiwan, its first woman President, and being on the TV news. Teaching English to 15 and 16 year olds, studying Mandarin Chinese, her three host families, the Rotary District, celebrating her 19th birthday in Taiwan and learning to stick her finger in the cake, experiencing an earthquake and two typhoons, and 6 other exchange students from around the world, were all special experiences and Catherine has clearly made full use of the Rotary Exchange program. Later this month she starts at the University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill to study business and Chinese on a full scholarship.

Announcements: Golf Tournament (24th annual) is scheduled for 9/12/16 with proceeds benefiting the SACF and The Selinsgrove REC. Dan Mahoney circulated a signup sheet for volunteers to work that day.* President Mary congratulated all who were involved in the Summer SEALS Day Camp and its 10th anniversary celebration.**4th quarter bills have been distributed by John Fischer – payment due by end of Aug.***Dave Lawer reported for the Audit Committee that they had met and reviewed with Jared all of the records for the 2015-16 Rotary year and found all in good order. The members applauded Jared to thank him for his work as our Treasurer during the last several years. Jared noted that we raised $1774 in Happy Fines during the year.**** Dave Lawer has signed the Club up for the Market Street Festival booth, so more later.*****Mike Piecuch reminds every one of the movie on Rotary Field tonight, weather permitting and that he needs volunteers to “person” the popcorn machine and provide a Rotary presence at Snyder County’s Night Out on August 23 at East Snyder park.

Sargent at arms: John Stokinger collected happy fines as follows: himself (90 year old mom’s visit); Dave Lawer (proud of Catherine); Chad Cohrs (fall sports starts Monday, SSDC and the celebration); Dave Betz (son has earned his black belt); Brian Neitz (back); Bill Clark (welcome rain); Cheryl Stumpf (speaker and son joining her in a run); Mike Flock (SSDC and speaker); Mary Peterhaensel (speaker, 55th class reunion); Dan Mahoney (loves the camper thank you cards); Sarah Manaval (SSDC celebration); Toby Skinner (SSDC); Charlie McCuen (speaker and Rotary golf team in 2nd place); Bob Soper (speaker and SSDC); John Reed (vacationing with grandkids); Hal Dunkelberger (Olympic athletes); Carol Handlan (speaker and welcome rain); and Earl Ferster (speaker and +15).

Future Programs:

August 25 – Jennifer Johnston, Librarian, Selinsgrove Library, Charlie McCuen is the host, Mike Damiano is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 1 – TBA. Ken Miller is the host. Greeter is Earl Ferster. Substitute Editor is Jared Roush. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 8 – TBA, Tom Gates is the host. Greeter is Hal Dunkelberger.  Substitute Editor is John Stokinger. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Sept. 15 – Official visit by the District Governor, Richard Drucker. All members are urged to be present. A Board of Directors meeting precedes regular meeting at 10:45 a.m.  Mike Flock is the greeter. 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:   “To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.”  William Shakespeare