November 8, 2018

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be the Inspiration

Vol. 91, No. 17      President – Cheryl Stumpf  Editor – Dottie Anderson


Next Meeting: November 15, 2018 – Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors for the 2019-20 Rotary Year followed by a Club Assembly on the topic of membership development.  SVCC, 11:45 a.m. 


Nov. 8, 2018: Twenty Rotarians and a guest (Krista Summers) were present as Susanna Falck, a fellow Rotarian from the Muncy Club and someone with 20 plus years of experience with the District and RI Foundation and Global Grants, spoke about her work in Central and South America on water projects.  Konrad Kempfe was the host. It is always inspiring to hear Susanna speak passionately about the positive impact RI and church projects have had on the lives of people, especially those in need of potable water.

The Muncy Club is currently working on a Global Grant and Susanna is seeking support from both other Clubs and other Districts to launch another clean water project.  She also spoke about the “Walk for Water” program conducted by her church with support from another non-profit foundation. Of note is that for $380 it is possible to provide a rain harvesting tank system that allows an impoverished family to collect rain water during the rainy season and store it properly for use during the long dry season.


Chair Toby Skinner presented the second 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 – 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: Members have been invited by Paul Smith to attend a social event in Lewisburg by Paul Smith next Wednesday from 6-9 – Cheryl is going and would like some others to join her. E-mail or call her for additional information. *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.*Marv Rudnitsky shared an e-mail from our outbound student, Noah, who is studying in Germanny.**Mary Blessing, Cheryl Stumpf, and Toby Skinner shared information about the REC and desire to develop structured after school groups on specific topics. As always food for snacks is welcome and Marty if happy to be your “shopper” if you want to give her money to purchase items.***Cassidy Stumpf has held an organization meeting for an Interact Club with lots of interest expressed by attendees.


Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: Happy Birthday Marty Blessing (speaker and birthday, this one and next one); himself (speaker); John Fischer (speaker and Treasurer stuff); Art Bowen (speaker, back from long road trip); Dave Lawer (speaker and Tom Gates and he setting up Veterans display at the field this afternoon); Toby Skinner (speaker); Hal Dunkelberger (missing putting the bell out); Carol Handlan (speaker, Community Foundation meeting and developing Garman scholarship); Sarah Maneval (veterans and speaker); Ken Miller (heart cath and trip to Colorado); Konrad Kempfe (speaker); Mike Damiano (speaker and veterans);Don Summers (speaker and Krista attending).


Future Programs:

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.

Dec. 13 – Speaker is Carol Drumheiser, VP Operations for Hope Enterprises. Melissa Laniewski is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: November 15 – Art Bowen. December 8 – Charlie McCuen; 10 – Marv Rudnitsky; 30 – Dave Betz, Dottie Anderson


Quotation: “Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”  Robert Browning