January 26, 2017

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Rotary Serving Humanity

Vol. 89, No. 28        President – Mary Peterhaensel     Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: February 2, 2017– 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. With assistance of his sponsor, John Fischer, Doug Wilburn will be installed as a member. SVCC, 11:45 a.m. A Board meeting precedes this meeting at 11 a.m

January 26, 2017:
With President Elect Toby Skinner and host Sarah Maneval presiding, approximately 50 Rotarians, Young Farmers, and guests were present at Christ Community Church for the annual Urban/Rural Night Dinner. Featured speaker was Elvin Stolfoos, President/Founder of Pikrite, along with VP of Finance and Operations, Kevin Baker. Elvin, one of 19 children, three of whom were adopted, worked with his father on the farm, and learned all about picking crops, especially tomatoes. He left school after the 8th grade at the request of his father in order to work on the farm. Pikrite was started in 1986, when the first tomato picker was built. Now a company that does business worldwide, there are spreaders (both manure and cinder), harvesters, tanks, dump trucks, leaf pickers designed and built by Pikrite. With 70 some employees and a specific vision and culture, the company values its employees and customers. Mr. Stolfoos was inspiring as he shared his personal philosophy – “take the time to value relationship” and the company motto – “ built to work the way you work.” The family continues to be involved in farming and selling grain. As always, the Busy Bees of the church provided an excellent chicken and waffle dinner appreciated by the attendees. Editor’s note: Jerry Rhoads would have approved of how the evening evolved.

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.

Future Programs

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 – Speaker will be Rich Schrader from the Rusty Rail Brewing Co., LLC, 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. Cheryl Stumpf is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 2 – TBA, Toby Skinner is the host, Bob Soper is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

: Feb. 3 – Toby Skinner; 5 – Carol Handlan. Mar. 15 – Mary Peterhaensel; 24 – Dave Lawer; 26 – Bill Clark; 31 – Ken Miller

Quotation:“In contrast to totalitarianism, democracy can face and live with the truth about itself.” Sidney Hook