July 26, 2018

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be the Inspiration

Vol. 91, No. 3                           President – Cheryl Stumpf                     Editor – Dottie Anderson



Next Meeting: August 2, 2018 – Paul Williams, Selinsgrove Borough Manager, will speak about street repacking project. Ken Miller is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Board Meeting precedes at 11 a.m.


July 26, 2018: Twenty-one Rotarians and guests (Dottie Anderson’s sister, Mary Jane and nephew Andrew Cross) were in attendance for the first club assembly of this Rotary year.  Materials, including a calendar and membership list, were distributed in a loose leaf notebook for each member. If you were not present, you may pick it up next week – names are on the front piece so we can be sure every member receives one. President Cheryl Stumpf presided and provided an agenda and a copy of the proposed budget for discussion. Art Bowen, Club Service Director, shared the responsibilities from the manuel about Club Service and noted that every member should be on a committee and that it would be wise to share with the President what areas are of interest to you. Konrad Kempfe spoke about International Service and projects this year that include a water project with other clubs, wheelchair, polio plus, and shelter box. Cheryl indicated that her daughter, after attendance at RYLA, was particularly taken with Shelter Box, and that she is hoping to use that as a way of developing an Interact Club at the high school.  Marv Rudnitsky noted the work of the Youth Service area, noting that RI is active in over 200 countries, with over 33,000 clubs. Youth Exchange student will arrive 8/10 and one more host family is needed. We will continue to sponsor the 4 way speech contest, and attendance at RYLA, and support the development of an Interact Club.

Dan Mahoney is taking the lead to organize 9/22’s Market St. Festival.  John Fischer reminds us that the golf tournament is 9/10.  We plan to participate in the Halloween Parade again.


Announcements:  Golf Ball Drop date is set for Oct. 20, 2018 at noon. Turn receipts and ticket stubs into Art Bowen.*Two host families confirmed for Antonin Gaitfait from France, high school all set, one more host family needed.**Dottie circulated a list with birthdates of members and e-mails and all are asked to verify accuracy of that information.


Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: Mary Cross’s 80th birthday, fine paid by Dottie; and Hal Dunkelberger paid find for singing Happy Birthday to him at the picnic and for Melissa donating food obtained for cancelled Gazebo night to the campers at the REC; himself (happy for the sun); Melissa Laniewski (family vacation, new grandson on the way); John Fischer (creek didn’t flood); Art Bowen (no flooding in sale houses, wife and dog training); Toby Skinner (Carol Handlan and successful Brew Fest); Carol Handlan (happy not raining, grateful for neighbors helping out – like Bev Owens, Brew Fest success despite rain); Dan Mahoney (Marv’s weekly stand up routine); Konrad (sunshine); Malcolm Derk (back and oldest going to kindergarten); and Earl Ferster (+15 and sunshine).


Future Programs:

August 9 – Speaker is Susan Jordan, Director of the Mediation Center, Raven Rudnitsky is the host. 11:45 a.m.  Substitute Editor is Carol Handlan. 11:45 a.m. SVCC.

August 16 – TBA. Hal Dunkelberger is the host. 11:45 a.m. SVCC.

August 23 – TBA, Charlie McCuen is the host. 11:45 a.m., SVCC

August 30 – TBA, Wes Knapp is the host. 11:45 a.m., SVCC

Birthdays: August 16 – Earl Ferster, Konrad Kempfe; 29 – Jay Lemons


Quotation: “Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, “It can’t be done.”   

                                Eleanor Roosevelt