March 5, 2020

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Rotary Connects the World

Vol. 92, No. 32 – President – Carol Handlan – Editor – Dottie Anderson


Next Meeting:  March 12, 2020 – Andy Paladino, Store Director of the Selinsgrove Target will be the speaker. Mike Flock is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

March 5, 2020 – Twenty-six Rotarians and guests (Cheryl Stumpf’s guests from Career Link, Wendy Trego and Brandi Margel) were present to hear from John Shipman, Bob Zimmerman, and Executive Director Lenaire Ahlum, share information about the Susquehanna Valley Community Education Project. Following about 10 years of work, they are about to have a college partner, and are approaching the commissioners of Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Montour Counties to agree to beginning funding.  The goal is to have an operating community college by 2022.  The statistics presented make a strong argument for the gains that can come from a CC that provides both technical and liberal arts education at a reasonable cost within the “T” of the state that is currently without such an option.  Marv Rudnitsky was the host. A board meeting preceded at 11 a.m.

Announcements:  Planning for the 5th annual Mallet Madness has started. The date for the event is June 6 (not 13 as is shown in the year’s Rotary Calendar. At meeting on the 12th, envelopes will be stuffed with flyers for the mass mailing that appeals for sponsors and players. Let Donna know if you are interested in participating on the committee.*Reminder of SNOW POLICY – we do not meet if the SASD has cancelled school.**Dave Lawer announced that the application for Rotary and Garmen scholarships is up on line.

Sergeant at arms:  Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows: Happy Birthday Kelly Feiler (she’ll be away next week on family vacation) himself (Granddaughter selected for state chorus and had an emergency appendectomy yesterday, SU Men’s basketball); Mike Flock (speakers, Annual Community Foundation breakfast); Dave Lawer (speaker, leaving early); Chad Cohrs (back, mild winter, spring sports); Toby Skinner (speaker, Artist series); John Stokinger (looking for snow); John Fischer (speaker, guests); Art Bowen (back from West Palm Beach, guests); Marty Blessing (spotted Kelly $1); Mary Peterhaensel (chicken’s hatching); Konrad Kempfe (speakers); Ken Miller (speakers, School District ranking); Carol Handlan (speakers and guests) and Earl Ferster (speakers and + 15).

Future Programs:

Mar. 19 – Host Malcolm Derk, who is President of Selinsgrove Projects Inc., will provide an update on their activities. Anna Wiest will present her winning 4 Way Speech. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Mar. 26 – Mike Molosevich, will present a program on the history of Selinsgrove, based on Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps. Host is Gerald Stauffer. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 2 – Mallet Madness presentation, Donna Schuck, Jared Roush, John Stokinger. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

April 9 – Distinguished Service Award Lunch. Art Bowen is the host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays:  Mar. 15 – Mary Peterhaensel; 24 – Dave Lawer; 31 – Ken Miller. April 6 – Brian Neitz; 20 – Gary Gonsar

Quotation: “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.” -An Irish Proverb