January 5, 2018

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

                                                 Make a Difference

Vol. 90, No. 24              President – Georgiann Toby Skinner              Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: January 11, 2018 – Joyce Hendricks will speak about the Valley Players community theater group. Melissa Laniewski is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


January 4, 2018: Twenty Rotarians were present as host Mike Damiano presented a program on his trip to Italy – Portofino, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast. It was a delightful presentation, complete with pictures and some history of the areas visited with his wife this past October. The ten-day trip on a plane, train, and bus took them from a town named because of the dolphins who live in the bay, the premiere sight for renaissance art thanks to the Medici’s and the Uffizi Gallery, and on to a playground of prestigious resorts. This was a terrific program for a very cold, snowy day in Central Pa. A Board Meeting preceded regular meeting.

Members are reminded of and urged to attend: January 10 – “I Am Jane Doe” documentary film on human trafficking at the Campus Theater, Lewisburg – 6:30 p.m. free screening, co-sponsored by the Lewisburg Rotary Clubs and Transitions.

Club’s $350 donation to provide water filters to Puerto Rico were matched by Mike Damiano and a third party, making the total donation $1400.


Announcements: Thank you Sarah Manaval for continuing the Club’s presence in Tree Fest. * 2018 Mallet Madness date is set – June 9 – Save the date. Meetings of the committee start this month.**Golf Ball Drop date is set for Oct. 20, 2018, at noon, with the possibility of lunch being held at the same time. Tickets have been distributed. Turn receipts and ticket stubs into John Stokinger.***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.****Art Bowen requests nominations be submitted for 2017-18 Distinguished Service Award.


Sergeant at arms:  Marv Rudnitsky collected fines as follows: himself (Fiesta Bowl win); Dottie Anderson paid her BD fine); Bob Fogle (holidays and family); Bill Clark (update on Jean and terrific children); Dave Lawer (shoulder recovery, Mike D); John Fischer (new great grandfather); Mike Flock (family Christmas); Tom Gates (12 family guests for 5 days, 48th wedding anniversary); Malcolm Derk (now fulltime at SU); Carol Handlan (thank you Malcolm for service as a commissioner, holidays, Mike D); John Stokinger (family Christmas, snow); Mike Damiano (Christmas, successful knee surgery); Sarah Maneval, Konrad Kempfe; Toby Skinner (warm again); and Earl Ferster (+15, Mike D and Malcolm).


Future Program

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

Jan. 25 – Urban Rural Night Dinner, 6:00 p.m., at Christ Community Church (3939 Park Road). Sarah Manaval is the host. Speaker is the Pa. FFA President Nathan Moyer. Sarah Maneval is the host. Sign up sheet circulating. Guests and partners welcome.

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

Feb. 8 – TBA, Cheryl Stumpf is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  Jan. 17 – Wes Knapp; 14 – Mike Flock. Feb. 3 – Toby Skinner.

Quotation: “Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”      

                                Bill Russell