April 12, 2018

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club
Make a Difference

Vol. 90, No. 39
President – Georgiann Toby Skinner       Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: April 19, 2018 – Distinguished Service Award Lunch – honoring Bob Soper. Mike Flock is the Master of Ceremonies. Urgent that you contact Art Bowen today if you’ve missed signing up for yourself or guests and partners. This special event will occur in the glass dining room beyond the bar at the SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 12, 2018: Twenty Rotarians were present for a presentation by Casey Miller, Membership Recruiter about the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Penna. Kim Amsler, Regional Director, was also present. Sarah Maneval was the host. Working throughout a 30 County area, with headquarters in Harrisburg and a regional office in Lewisburg, there are 15 active troops in Snyder County.  Fifty employees work in the 30 county area, serving 16,500 scouts and 6000 adult leaders. Using a theme of discover, commit, and take action, current programs include outdoor experiences, STEM expos, and earning badges that inspire courage, confidence and character. A new pilot program is underway to keep daughters and mothers who are in prison, connected in a positive way. In order for no girl to be excluded because of financial reasons, scholarship help is provided for membership and other expenses so they can fully participate in troop activities. A film about the Gold Award, the Girl Scout’s highest award, through the eyes of a recipient was shown.  This was an informative presentation.

Announcements:  2018 Mallet Madness date is June 9 – Save the date. We continue to seek sponsors, and are delighted that we have met the $2500 challenge from an anonymous donor.

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.

The club is delighted that the REC will now be doing the Rotary Field Movie Night, which means that on those rainy nights, the movie will still be shown at the REC.

District Conference is in Hershey 5/4-6 – perhaps car pool to the event?

Sergeant at Arms:  John Stokiger collected happy fines as follows (to the best of the editors’ ability to keep up): himself (Girl Scouts, Red Sox); Dave Lawer (speakers, Tom Gates work at the field); Bill Clark (grandson and lacrosse); Mike Flock (speakers and Girl Scouts); John Fischer (Sarah learning quick books and how to get out the bills, preparing for her time as Treasurer); Melissa Laniewski (speakers, MM Committee, circulating T-shirt order); Sarah Maneval (speakers, John and Kathy’s time teaching her Rotary billing); Toby Skinner (speakers, MM Committee); Mary Peterhaensel (sister’s BD, Girl Scouting); Jared Roush (sharing history calendar); and Hal Dunkelberger (Earl’s dollar).

Future Programs:

April 26 – Douglas P. Harbach, PA Gaming Commission Board, will speak about PA State Casinos. Hal Dunkelberger is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 3 – TBA, Ken Wagner is the host. Board Meeting precedes. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 10 – Club Assembly. Mallet Madness update and ways you can help. Donna Schuck and John Stokinger, Co-Chairs of the Mallet Madness Committee. Charlie McCuen is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 17 – TBA, Wes Knapp is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

May 24 – What does a bank Trust Division do? Jared Roush host and presenter. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: April 28 – Bob Fogle; May 15 – John Stokinger.

Quotation: “Hide not your talents, they for the use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade?”                                        Benjamin Franklin