June 14, 2018

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Make a Difference

Vol. 90, No. 48                               President – Georgiann Toby Skinner                           Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting: June 21, 2018 – Visiting Cuba – presented by Marv and Raven Rudnitsky and Dr. Fred Miller about their recent trip. Marv Rudnitsky is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.



June 14, 2018: Twenty-two Rotarians were present as Drew Kelly, Director of Sales, Communications and Marketing for the Miller Center in Lewisburg, spoke about the center and its programs. Tom Gates was the host, and John Fischer introduced the speaker. Many of us know Drew from his time at WKOK and the Drew and Allie show. Three daughters round out the Drew and Allie family.  The Miller Center is a 96 Thousand Square Foot facility that had originally be the warehouse for Pennsylvania House Furniture.  The Miller’s desire was to create “The Third Place” where all ages could live, play, network and enjoy fitness and recreational activities. Currently there are 280 different fitness classes, with 1300 members of the fitness center and about 2000 sport and recreation members. There are a variety of membership plans for the center, and open just about 1 year, the variety of activities and events being hosted continues to expand.  For example, the Evangelical Kids Health Fair will occur in a portion of the facility this year.  It is clear that the center is a welcome addition to the area.


Announcements: A beautiful day for the third annual Mallet Madness = Thank you to Donna Schuck and John Stokinger, co-chairs, and all committee members, as well as those who worked on Friday and Saturday. Programs that contain the names of sponsors and the non-profits that participated were distributed. $4550 was distributed to non-profits – First place team played for the Rotary Scholarship Endowment Fund ($1000); 2nd place of $500 will go to the non-profit designated by the Sunbury Rotary Team; third place of $250 went to the Church of the Nazarene Youth program. Once expenses are paid, the Club’s Rotary Fund held by the Foundation will expand by about $2500.* Golf Ball Drop date is set for Oct. 20, 2018 at noon. Turn receipts and ticket stubs into John Stokinger.** Cassidy Stumpf will be attending RYLA.***July 24 is Rotary Hotdog night at the Gazebo. Volunteers are needed and coolers with water. Melissa Laniewski is providing hotdogs, buns and condiments.****District Governor Dan Bennet will be installed as DG for District 7360 on June 30 at Brookmere Winery in Belleville at 11:45 a.m. – cost is $40 per person – register on line on DaCdb or e-mail tammyjw@comcast.net. *****A coordinator is needed for our boothPi at Market Street Festival which occurs Sept. 22. Please speak with Pat Pinkowski if you are able to step up and take some responsibility for the event.


Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows (to the best of the editor’s ability to keep up): himself (John Stokinger and Donna and MM, summer visitors); Melissa Laniewski (MM workers, speaker, Ken Miller); Donna Schuck (MM and sponsors, speaker, Greenbrier sorority reunion); Mike Flock (MM success); Charlie McCuen (MM, good golf weather); John Stokinger (MM behind us, Mother and breweries); Konrad Kempfe (back from Alaska); Sarah Maneval (speaker, 10th wedding anniversary, MM); Toby Skinner (speaker, MM, hay bailing); John Fischer (Tom Gates, MM volunteers, two weeks on LBI); Bob Fogle (missing MM); and Earl Ferster (+15 and speaker).


Future Programs:

June 28 – Installation of the 2018-19 Club Officers and Directors. Outgoing President Toby Skinner will have the opportunity to share a bit about her Presidential year, and incoming President Cheryl Stumpf will share a bit about plans for her Presidential year. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

July 5 – No Meeting = July 4th Holiday.

July 12 – TBA, Art Bowen is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.    Board meeting precedes at 11.

July 19 – Picnic Lunch with the Summer SEALS campers at Rotary Field. Signup sheet circulating. Dottie Anderson is the host. Help will be needed setting up tables and chairs. 11:45 a.m.


Birthdays:   June 24 – Pat Pinkowski

Quotation: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”    

                                     Albert Einstein