November 10, 2016

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Rotary Serving Humanity

Vol. 89, No. 19                               President – Mary Peterhaensel          Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: November 17, 2016 – Annual Club Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

 November 10, 2016: Twenty Rotarians were present for this program in honor of Veterans Day, featuring Van Shipe, a veteran of the Viet Nam war who served in the army, having enlisted in 1963. Hal Dunkelberger was the host, Dave Lawer, the greeter. Joyce Anderson presided over the recognition of club veterans – those present, who spoke, were Bill Clark, Army; Art Bowen, Navy; Bob Soper, Army; Dave Lawer, Air Force; Tom Gates, Army; John Fischer, Air National Guard; and Earl Ferster, Army. Van shared pictures and described his time in both Korea and Viet Nam (13 months), exposure to Agent Army while operating heavy machinery to build roads and a camp with the 17th Engineers Battalion. This was a stunning reminder of the difficulties endured by service members during their service in that war and upon their return to the country.  On behalf of the Nominating Committee, Dottie Anderson read the Slate for Officers and Directors for 2017-18 as follows: President – Toby Skinner; President Elect – Cheryl Stumpf; Vice President – Carol Handlan; Secretary – Hal Dunkelberger; Treasurer – John Fischer; Directors – New Generations, Marv Rudnitsky; Club, Art Bowen; Community, Jared Roush; Vocational, Sarah Maneval; International, Konrad Kempfe.  There were no additional nominations from the floor on the 2nd call.

 International Moment: Dave Lawer reported on the need for Shelter Box deliveries in Syria and of the contents supplied in the boxes.

Announcements: Marv Rudnitsky, Dave Lawer, and Dottie Anderson interviewed a candidate for the outbound Rotary Exchange program and have certified her to proceed to the District level interviews.*John Fischer reported that complete Shelter Boxes are not wanted in Haiti as the Board had requested for our donation so he awaits further directions. Dottie Anderson moved, Dave Lawer seconded and motion passed that we contribute $1000 for a full shelter box to be used wherever designated by Shelter Box.**Art Bowen will be circulating a signup sheet for Salvation Army Bell Ringing schedule.***Flag display is up at Rotary Field, courtesy of work by Bill Clark and Dave Lawer. It looks terrific.****Tom Gates announced that a fund raiser for Meals on Wheels is scheduled at Wendy’s on 11/29 from 6 – 8 p.m., with 20% of sales going to Meals on Wheels.

 Sargent at arms: Konrad Kempfe collected happy fines as follows (to the best of the editors ability to keep up): Mike Damiano (Bill and Dave for veteran flag display, 25th wedding anniversary and Hamilton); Joyce Anderson (speaker and all veterans); same for Mary Peterhaesel; John Reed (VFW Honor guard program at elementary school); Bob Soper (speaker, move to Buffalo Valley and his/hers bathrooms); John Fischer (Bob’s move, veterans); Toby Skinner (speakers and all vets); Carol Handlan (flag display and speaker); Donna Schuck (flag display); Dave Lawer (speaker, Bob Soper, Field Hockey); Sarah Manaval (speaker, vets); same for Konrad Kempfe and Hal Dunkelberger; Art Bowen (Joyce for doing the recognition, Karen’s recovery) and Earl Ferster (+15 and speaker).

Future Programs:

Nov. 24 – Thanksgiving Day – No meeting.   

Dec.. 1 – Speaker will be US District Judge Matthew W Brann. John Reed is the host. Brien Neitz is the greeter. Board Meeting precedes this meeting at 11 a.m.; SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 8 – TBA, Jared Roush is the host, Michael Piecuch is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 15 – Speaker will be Susana Falk on the topic of clean water and Rotary work in Ecuador and Nicaragua. Konrad Kempfe is the host, John Reed is the greeter, SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 22 – Holiday Lunch, Art Bowen is the host, Partners and guests welcome. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: November 8 – Jerry Rhoads; 15 – Art Bowen. December 8 – Charlie McCuen; 10 – Marv Rudnitsky; 30 – Dottie Anderson.

Quotation:   “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”    Arthur Ashe