October 31, 2019

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club
Rotary Connects the World
Volume 92, No. 17 President – Carol Handlan Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting – Nov. 7, 2019 – Club Assembly. Topic is goal setting for the Club. Nominations Committee presents the First Reading of the Officers and Directors slate for 20-21. Call for nominations from the floor. SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Board Meeting precedes at 11 a.m.

October 31, 2019 – Twenty-two Rotarians and guests (Dan Mahoney’s guest Bob Bertram, visiting Rotarian from Lewistown Cher Harpster, and interested in becoming a Rotarian, Zach Stotter) were present to hear Susan Bolig, Regional Director of Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania, describe the organization mission and purpose. Marty Blessing served as host.

Sue’s 18 year old son is autistic, and that has motivated her for years to find, develop, provide opportunities for him to be as fully engaged in life as possible. Parent to Parent is a national program, with Pennsylvania being the second largest program sponsored through the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit and the PA. Department of Education and Development of Human Services. In her role as a regional director, using the Parent to Parent data bank, she matches parents with a child who has a mental or physical disability with a parent facing similar issues. The service is free and confidential. Susan is truly remarkable in the editor’s opinion since she see’s needs and sets about fulfilling them. Other activities she is engage in including Rejoicing Spirits, done through the Selinsgrove Ministerium, and the activities program for those with disabilities such as bowling and soft ball. Susan is truly a wonderful and positive part of the Selinsgrove community. Check out www.parenttoparent.org

Announcements: Remember that we have our second Little Green Box for recycling household batteries. John Stokinger advises that cell phones and tool batteries, as well as circle batteries are accepted.**Pat Pinkowski will begin collecting funds next week for this year’s needy family, identifies through the REC, a single mother with three young children.***HELP needed turning up a Jan. host family for our exchange student. Marv reported that he “struck out” with three families this week. Given this difficulty he has decided we will not take on an exchange student next year. SAD = do think of some folks who might do this well and share with Marv.

Sergeant at arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows (to the best of the Editor’s ability to record them): himself (music and culture opportunities here – SVC concert and recital last night); Marty Blessing and Toby Skinner (speaker); Pat Pinkowski (speaker, leaving early); Chad Cohrs (SASD athletic success and district playoffs); Brian Neitz (speaker and back); John Fischer (staying home tonight and speaker); Mary Peterhaensel (good health reports); John Stokinger (World Series win traveling winning pumpkin carving at Brew Pub); Ken Miller (hunting in Colorado); and Carol Handlan (speaker and guests).

Future Programs:
Nov. 14 – TBA for program. Second reading of nominations, call for nominations from the floor and Annual Meeting and Election of 2020-21 Officers and Director’s. Dan Mahoney presides. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.
Nov. 21 – John Fischer is both host and speaker on the topic of “A New Direction for Rotary’s Golf Classic Fundraiser. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.
Nov. 28 – Happy Thanksgiving. No Meeting today.
Dec. 5 – TBA. Board Meeting precedes at 11. SVCC, 11:45 a.m

Birthdays: Nov. 6 – Gerald Stauffer, Donna Schuck; 9 – Marty Blessing. Dec. 4 – Kristine Horton, 8 – Cheryl Stumpf, Charlie McCuen, 10 – Marv Rudnitsky, 23 – Dan Mahoney, 30 – Dottie Anderson

Quotation: “What is needed now, more than ever, is leadership that steers us away from fear and fosters greater confidence in the inherent goodness and ingenuity of humanity.” President Jimmy Carter