November 1, 2018

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be the Inspiration

Vol. 91, No. 16    President – Cheryl Stumpf  Editor – Dottie Anderson


Next Meeting: November 8, 2018 – Susanna Falck will speak about her experiences in Central and South America. Konrad Kempfe is the host.  The Nominations Committee presents the second reading of the slate of 2019-20 Officers and Directors. SVCC, 11:45 a.m. 

Nov. 1, 2018: Twenty-three Rotarians were present to hear a presentation by Bob Garrett, President and CEO of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce. Dan Mahoney was the host. Bob described the regional work that is occurring with the Chamber assisting area townships and boroughs in updating their comprehensive plans. Penn Township is the final township in Eastern Snyder County to complete this process. Of note is that all the plans are including remediation efforts in areas impacted by the river and streams. He shared information about the Community Prosperity Alliance which started with all the local towns who had main street managers and improvement groups such as Selinsgrove’s SPI, Inc. That group now puts out a quarterly publication showcasing local communities and their events – Local Gems Regional Riches. He also shared results of every other year research conducted by the chamber with other partners which highlights major concerns among chamber members for the local communities and businesses. This was an insightful presentation. A Club Board Meeting preceded.

Chair Toby Skinner presented the first reading of nominations for the 2019-20 Officers and Directors: President – Carol Handlan; President Elect – Doug Wilburn; Vice President – Dan Mahoney; Secretary – Hal Dunkelberger; Treasurer – Sarah Maneval; Past President – Cheryl Stumpf. Directors: Club Service – tent – Art Bowen; Community Service – Pat Pinkowski; International Service – Toby Skinner; Vocational Service – Jared Roush; Youth – Marv Rudnitsky. There were no nominations from the floor.

Announcements: Pat Pinkowski will be collecting money throughout Nov. to provide gifts for this year’s needy family as identified through the school district or children and youth.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: himself (back from Jamaica trip, Penn State win); John Stokinger (leaving early and Red Sox World Series win); Fred Keller (back and speaker); Brian Neitz (back); Pat Pinkowski (speaker); Malcolm Derk (remember to vote Tuesday): Marty Blessing (leaving early and speaker); Cheryl Stumpf (field hockey district win); Sarah Maneval (speaker); Carol Handlan (speaker, week at Banjo camp); Mary Peterhaensel (speaker and back); and Earl Ferster (+15 and speaker).

Future Programs:

Nov. 15 – Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors for 2019-20, Club Assembly. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Nov. 22 – Happy Thanksgiving Day – no Rotary Meeting

Nov. 29 – Justin Troup of East Africa Coffee Company will be the speaker. Brian Neitz is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Dec. 6 – Michael Damiano is the host and the speaker – “Understanding the benefits of the Rotary Foundation.” SVCC, 11:45 a.m.   Board Meeting precedes at 11 a.m.

Birthdays: November 6 – Donna Schuck; 9 – Marty Blessing; 15 – Art Bowen. December 8 – Charlie McCuen; 10 – Marv Rudnitsky; 30 – Dave Betz, Dottie Anderson

Quotation: “A true man hates no one.”   Napoleon Bonaparte