June 28, 2018

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Make a Difference

Vol. 90, No. 50  President – Georgiann Toby Skinner  Editor – Dottie Anderson

New President – Cheryl Stumpf


No Meeting July 5 in recognition of the July 4 Holiday

Next Meeting: July 12, 2018 – Speaker will be Ian Snyder, Volunteer Director of The Refuge, a youth services program, in Sunbury. Don and Krista Summers are the hosts.  A Board Meeting precedes at 11 a.m. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


June 28, 2018: Thirty-one Rotarians and guest Cassidy Stumpf, were present for the Installation of the 2018-19 Officers and Directors.  Those installed are: President Cheryl Stumpf, President Elect Carol Handlan, Past Pres:: ident Toby Skinner, Vice President Doug Wilburn, Secretary Hal Dunkelberger, Treasurer Sarah Maneval; Avenue of Service Directors: Art Bowen, Club; Jared Roush, Vocational; Konrad Kempfe, International; Pat Pinkowski, Community; and Marv Rudnitsky, Youth. Outgoing President Toby Skinner spoke about delight in the metaphor of “filling the basket (life)” with experiences that help you to grow and thus be of greater service to others.  She briefly reviewed the year and thanked all the members for the way in which they step up and take on responsibility for Club projects.  Following her installation and receipt of the gavel from Toby, Cheryl shared her interest in meeting with every member individually and asked us to think about why we joined Rotary and what areas of service we are passionate about. She hopes we all learn “to gush” and know how to share the Rotary experience. The 2019-20 RI theme is Be The Inspiration.  Cheryl’s theme for the Club is Aspire to Inspire. We are off and running on another good Rotary year.

Announcements:  Golf Ball Drop date is set for Oct. 20, 2018 at noon. Turn receipts and ticket stubs into Art Bowen, as John Stokinger will be away for the next 6 weeks.*July 24 is Rotary Hotdog night at the Gazebo. Volunteers are needed and coolers with water. Melissa Laniewski is providing hotdogs, buns and condiments. A signup sheet was circulated.** Speaking of stepping up, a volunteer coordinator is needed for our booth 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.***First host family confirmed for Antonin Gaitfait from France, high school all set, two more host families needed. Let Marv know if you are interested or know someone who might be interested.****Thank you Dave Lawer for getting the new picnic table for Rotary Field.  It will come in handy for our event on the 19th.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows (to the best of the editor’s ability to keep up): himself (congratulations to Toby and Cheryl);  John Stokinger (same with thanks for good work); Charlie McCuen (as above and Rotary golf in 3rd place); Mike Peicuch (Toby and Cheryl, Lancaster and field hockey); John Reed (leaving early, renewing passport with travel on the horizon); Toby Skinner (happy to be out); Cheryl Stumpf (thank you Toby and 1st daughter); Pat Pinkowski (Toby and Cheryl); Carol Handlan (same); Bill Clark (happy to be here, rain spout cleaner Dave); Dave Lawer (proud of Mary, Toby, and now Cheryl – all of whom stepped up); Art Bowen (same and dog calming); Bob Fogle (here); and Earl Ferster (great leadership and + 15).

Future Programs:

July 19 – Picnic Lunch with the Summer SEALS campers and staff at Rotary Field, along with faculty from the SU Education Department and SSDC Board members. Signup sheet circulating. Dottie Anderson is the host. Don Rowe will need some help setting up tables and chairs. Rotary Field, 11:45 a.m.

July 26 – First Club Assembly of the new Rotary Year – Cheryl Stumpf presiding, Calendar distributed, Audit Committee Appointed, proposed budget discussed and approved. 11:45 a.m. SVCC.

August 2 – TBA, Ken Miller is the host. 11:45 a.m. SVCC.

August 9 – TBA, Raven Rudnitsky is the host. 11:45 a.m.  Substitute Editor needed. 11:45 a.m. SVCC.

Quotation: “As we work to create light for others we naturally light our own way.”

Mary Anne Radmacher