January 19, 2017

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Rotary Serving Humanity

Vol. 89, No. 27                                   President – Mary Peterhaensel                            
Editor – Dottie Anderson Next Meeting: Jan. 26, 2017 – 6:15 p.m. at Christ Community Church (3939 Park Road) for Urban/Rural Night Dinner and program with the Young Farmers. Speaker is Elvin Stolfoos, President/Founder of Pik Rite Host is Sarah Manaval. (NO meeting at noon time)

January 19, 2017: With President Elect Toby Skinner presiding, twenty-eight Rotarians and guests (Erik Groes-Peterson, Dylan Beaver and soon to be installed as a member, Doug Wilburn) were present to hear Trooper Rick Blair, PA State Police Community Services Officer, speak about support he feels from the community and his work as President of Susquehanna Valley Camp Cadet. Funded by donations and costing about $506 per camper, there are 26 Camp Cadet programs across the state, having begun with one camp in 1976. The local Camp Cadet is held at Susquehanna University for 6 days, with 85 campers attending last year. Dates for this year are 6/18 – 23 and Trooper Blair is currently recruiting at schools throughout the area. A $35 application fee is charged, but camp is otherwise free for campers and their families. This fully structured program starts at 6 a.m. each day and concludes at 10 p.m., there is no access to cell phones, TV or Computers. The campers gain in self-esteem and confidence as a result of the program. Mike Piecuch was the host. Scholarship recipient Dylan Beaver was introduced by Dave Lawer and thanked the Club for the support as he attends Shippensburg, studying physical science. We noted that he earned a 4.0 in his first semester.

Announcements: Save the date for Mallet Madness – May 19-20, 2017.*Time to submit nominations to Joyce Anderson for the 2017 Distinguished Service Award.**Dues statements have been sent out.***Dave Lawer circulated a thank you letter from a scholarship recipient. Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows (to the best of the Editor’s ability to keep up): Happy Birthday to Wes Knapp; himself (warmth in FL, Hoosier win, away in South America next three weeks); Art Bowen (Trooper Blair, grandkid adventures); John Fischer (Dylan, happy to afford help in office); Bill Clark (speaker and icing for Wes); Melissa Laniewski (speaker, Steeler win); Mike Piecuch (not Steelers this coming weekend, daughter has driver’s license, Trooper Blair); Dave Lawer (Trooper Blair and Dylan); Dylan Beaver (thanks for the scholarship); Dave Betz (has speaker); Mike Flock (Kay Lentz joining SACF Board); Donna Schuck (Buss Carr’s memorial service); Carol Handlan (4.0 for neighbor Dylan, Steelers); John Stokinger (nice job Toby, Monday off and hike in Angel Falls, Patriots); Joyce Anderson (Trooper Blair and Toby presiding well); and Earl Ferster (speaker and +15).

Future Programs Feb. 2 – LTC(R) A. F. Mahoney, U.S. Army, joined by a Susquehanna University Cadet, will present an overview of the ROTC program at local colleges. Dan Mahoney is the host. Don Summers is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m. New Member Induction of Doug Wilburn. A Board Meeting precedes at 11 a.m.

Feb. 9 – Michael Trulis, ED and Renee Gerringer, Development Officer of the Danville Ronald McDonald House, David Betz is the host. Carol Handlan is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Feb. 16 – Tent – speaker from Sunbury Generation, Don Rowe is the host. Sarah Manaval is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 am.

Feb. 23 – Mark Cox, Shikellamy English teacher will speak about the Peer Leadership Program. Host is Don Summers. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:   Jan. 24 – Mike Flock. Feb. 3 – Toby Skinner; 5 – Carol Handlan.

Quotation: “The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to Justice, Peace, and Brotherhood.”        Martin Luther King Jr.