January 3, 2018

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                                                Make a Difference

Vol. 90, No. 23               President – Georgiann Toby Skinner             Editor – Dottie Anderson


No Meeting December 28 in recognition of Christmas and the New Year


Next Meeting: January 4, 201 – Host Mike Damiano will present a program, complete with pictures and power point, about his trip to Italy – Portofino, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


December 21, 2017: Twenty-eight Rotarians and guests (Wes Knapp’s wife, Wanda; Marv Rudnitsky’s wife, Raven; John Fischer’s wife, Gail; Carol Handlan’s husband, Jim; Danielle Little’s co-worker, Heather Weinsen; Honorary member, Bob Soper) were present for our Holiday Party with Don Messimer providing piano music and leading us in our Christmas sing along. Art Bowen was the host, providing beautiful poinsettias as table decorations (and favors), and distributing Golf Ball Drop tickets (members are urged to consider giving these as presents). President Toby Skinner presented our waitress Sue a card and tip on behalf of the Club.


Announcements: Sarah Manaval has decorated a Tree Fest tree using the Emoji theme. Please stop by the Library and vote for the Rotary tree before the end of Tree Fest. * 2018 Mallet Madness date is set – June 9 – Save the date.*Welcome back John Stokinger. **Golf Ball Drop date is set for Oct. 20, 2018, at noon, with the possibility of lunch being held at the same time. Tickets are being distributed.***Donations of snacks continue to be needed for students at the REC. Snacks can be delivered between 3-6 p.m. Call Kelly Feiler if you are interested in volunteering at the Center.****Pat Pinkowski shared information about her purchases for the “Christmas Family”*****Art Bowen requests nominations be submitted for 2017-18 Distinguished Service Award beginning now.


Sergeant at arms:  In absence of a regular report, Marv Rudnitsky noted Dottie Anderson’s 12/30 Birthday, but she owes for the fine since John Fischer didn’t want to have to go to the bank after the meeting.


Future Program

Jan. 11 – Joyce Hendricks will speak about the Valley Players community theater group. Melissa Laniewski is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Jan. 18 – TBA, Art Bowen is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Jan. 25 – Urban Rural Night Dinner, Sarah Manavel/Earl Ferster is the host. Details later.

Feb. 1 – TBA, Mike Piecuch is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Board Meeting precedes regular meeting.

Birthdays:  Jan. 17 – Wes Knapp; 14 – Mike Flock.

Quotation: “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.”       Charles Darwin