February 9, 2018

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Make a Difference

Vol. 90, No. 29    President – Georgiann Toby Skinner         Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: February 15, 2018 – Jim Campbell will be the speaker, sharing some stories and pictures about Selinsgrove History.  Art Bowen will be the host. – Mike Flock will serve as substitute editor if his schedule allows. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


February 8, 2018:  Eighteen Rotarians were present as host Mike Piecuch introduced Eric Hunt, Co-Founder and Director of eLearning at the Brighton Training Group, LLC of Lewisburg. The Brighton Training Group provides educational and developmental computer based learning. In addition, Eric is a “voice over” professional, he’s done animation characters, audio books, movie promos, and tag lines and acquainted us with this increasingly popular vocation. A Bloomsburg College grad, he performed in professional theater from the age of 11 and came by voice over work “naturally” from a very early age. Having lived on both coasts and traveled internationally, he is happy to be back in central PA to be near family and to raise his own family. This was both an entertaining and informative presentation.

A card was circulated for signature to thank the Busy Bees for the chicken and waffles meal.


Announcements: Discussion occurred about the club providing a $2500 donation for the All Inclusive Playground that will be located at East Snyder Park. It is hoped that the SACF will match this donation. Motion was made and passed by those present.*2018 Mallet Madness date is set – June 9 – Save the date. Planning meetings of the committee have started and Dan Mahoney has joined the committee. Work continues to obtain sponsorships so the $2500 challenge grant from an anonymous donor is met.**Golf Ball Drop date is set for Oct. 20, 2018 at noon, with possibility of lunch being held at the same time. 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.****District Conference is in Hershey 5/4-6 – perhaps car pool to the event?


Sergeant at arms:  Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: Dave Lawer (speaker, Mike P and the Eagles win); Joh Fischer (double Eagles); Mike Flock (Kathy’s family visiting); Bob Fogle (Eagles); Carol Handlan (speaker, Rehoboth); Hal Dunkelberger (Eagles players expressions of faith); Toby Skinner (speaker); Mary Peterhaensel (Eagles, Olympics, tree showing signs of spring, Pope Lecture speaker); Mike Piecuch (Eric, happy to be here); Eric Hunt (son celebrating 13th birthday); Sarah Maneval (Lily, State College conference for exchange students, Eagles Win); and Earl Ferster (+15, Lily and speaker).


Future Programs:

Feb. 22 – Marsha Lemons and Raven Rudnitsky will talk about their work with the women in the Snyder County Prison. Jay Lemons is the long distance host. Club Assembly. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 1 – TBA, Donna Schuck is the host. A board meeting precedes at 11 a.m. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 8 – Club Assembly. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 15 – Dr. Ralph J. Blessing, Managing Partner, Marine Technology Solutions. Carol Handlan is the host. Substitute Editor needed. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  March 15 – May Peterhaensel; 24 – Dave Lawer; 26 – Bill Clark; 31 – Ken Miller.

Quotation: “Tis sweet to feel by what fine-spun threads our affections are drawn together.”            Laurence Sterne