February 2, 2017

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Rotary Serving Humanity

Vol. 89, No. 29        President – Mary Peterhaensel     Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: February 9, 2017– The purpose and work of the Danville Ronald McDonald House will be described by Michael Trulis, Executive Director and Renee Gerringer, Development Officer. Dave Betz is the host, Carol Handlan is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


February 2, 2017:
With President Elect Toby Skinner presiding, twenty-seven Rotarians, and guests (Eric Groes-Peterson returns to Ecuador 2/11) were present as LTC(R) A. F. Mahoney, U.S. Army, spoke about the ROTC program at local colleges. He was joined by Susquehanna Cadet Terrance King. Dan Mahoney was the host. Andy Mahoney, Dan’s younger brother, is the Enrollment and Scholarship Officer for the Bison Battalion. The home base in Bucknell, but the battalion is made up of cadets from five campuses – Bucknell, Bloomsburg, Lycoming, Penn College, and Susquehanna. Twenty-one cadets were commissioned as 1st Lieutenants in the Army last year. Terrance is the chief cadet at Susquehanna, and looks forward to making the army his career after graduation. ROTC is an Army Officer Training program and cadets engage in strenuous physical development as well as education program. With scholarship assistance available and typically awarded to 70% of cadets, 93 to 100% of the cadets in the Bison Battalion qualify and receive scholarship assistance during the four years of enrollment. Dottie Anderson installed Doug Wilburn as a new member, with the assistance of his sponsor, John Fischer. Doug is the business development officer at Mifflinburg Bank. A Board meeting preceded this meeting.

Announcements: Save the date cards for Mallet Madness – May 19-20, 2017 – were distributed by Donna Schuck and will be mailed out to non-profits this week.*Time to submit nominations to Joyce Anderson for the 2017 Distinguished Service Award.**Board has voted to increase dues beginning in July, 2017 to account for the increase in the District dues.***District Conference is scheduled for May 11-14 at Split Rock Lodge – see Hal for additional information.****The Shamokin Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary at the end of February.*****John Fischer shared thank you notes from Far Points Rescue (for the donation in memory of Jerry Rhoads) and the Selinsgrove High School Forensics’ program (for donation to assist with that program).

Sergeant at Arms:

Konrad Kempfe collected happy fines as follows: Happy Birthday to Toby Skinner (and Sarah for work on U/R night, and speakers); himself (U/R night and Sarah);John Fischer (Barbados trip, all club bills paid without dipping into savings, and for Eric); Dave Lawer (speakers and Villanova BB game); art Bowen (brother’s retirement party); Bill Clark (NYC trip, speaker); Pat Pinkowski (speaker and grandson’s 16th birthday); Chad Cohrs (everyone getting home safe after Monday surprise snowstorm); John Stokinger (oldest turning 39, home brew needs two more weeks); Donna Schuck (late, visit to 9/11 museum with son, mallet madness cards); Hal Dunkelberger (Jay being at meeting); Joyce Anderson (speakers); Jay Lemons (late, speakers); Dan Mahoney (brother, cadet, and Eric); and Earl Ferster (speaker and +15).

Future Programs

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.

March 9 – TBA, Cheryl Stumpf is the host, Dottie Anderson is the greeter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


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

Quotation: “There is a close correlation between getting up in the morning and getting up in the world.” Ron Dentinger