March 14, 2019

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Be the Inspiration

Vol. 91, No. 32                           President – Cheryl Stumpf                     Editor – Dottie Anderson


Next Meeting: March 21, 2019 – Bill Morrow, Upper Susquehanna Valley representative of Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be the speaker. Chad Cohrs is the host.  Guests will include Student of the Month and favorite teacher as we return to the once a month practice. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


March 14, 2019: Twenty-one Rotarians were present as Amy Scorsone spoke about Shade Mountain Winery. Founded by her parents, Carl and Carolyn Zimmerman, the family run business is not approaching 20 years in operation. All four of their children are involved in the business. The 70 acre plus vineyard is home to 30 varieties of grapes, and the winery produces 50 varieties of wine having started with 13. The winery was founded at a time when there were 60 vintners. They take special pride in using only PA grapes in their wines. The Zimmerman family is service minded and very generous to a variety of endeavors in the valley. We are blessed to have them in Central PA. Doug Wilburn was the host.


Announcements: Next Planning meeting for Mallet Madness is Monday the 28th at 6:30 at Melissa Laniewski’s home. Do join us if your are interested in serving on the committee for 2019’s Mallet Madness.  All members are urged to share with any non-profits (including your church, or boards you serve on) about the event and work to turn up sponsors and members for the two person teams. This year the event is scheduled for June 8. *Remember to bring in batteries to fill the “Big Green Box” which enables recycling of non-rechargeable batteries. Please bring in batteries to be recycled in the plastic bags provided and place in the box that will be available at every meeting. When box is full, it will be returned to the company and recycled. If this is successful, the Board will determine if the project continues. **The date for the Golf Tournament is the 9th of September.


Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: Happy Birthday to Mary Peterhaensel (even tho Marv almost forgot); himself (dog training and spring spots); Dave Lawer (speaker, weather, BB successes); John Fischer (Myrtle Beach trip);  Dave Betz (Danville BB); Toby Skinner (no money, but for speaker); John Stokinger (speaker and best hometown winery); Cheryl Stumpf (girls on the run); Ken Miller (speaker and living on Broad St. and the parade for wrestling champ); Art Bowen (back from FL, fun to have a dog along); Konrad Kempfe (Earl’s dollar); Sarah Maneval (twins part of wresting and fire truck parade); Malcolm Derk (weather, son reading to them); Mike Damiano (golf weekend); Wes Knapp (FL trip and returning to more good weather.


Future Programs:

March 28 – Peggy Peeler and Mary Markle of Moms Demand Action will be the speakers, Marty Blessing is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 4 – Distinguished Service Award Lunch, Art Bowen is the host, Mike Flock is MC. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Board Meeting precedes at 11. Signup sheet will be circulated.

April 11 – Africa Trip, Marv Rudnitsky is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 18 – John Beam from the Montour Area Recreation Authority will be the speaker. David Betz is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.


Birthdays:  March 24 – Dave Lawer; 26 – Bill Clark; 31 – Ken Miller. April 6 – Brian Neitz; 7 – Ken Wagner


Quotation: “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” 

                                     Buddhist Proverb