May 14, 2020

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Rotary Connects the World

Vol. 92, No. 35 – President – Carol Handlan – Editor – Dottie Anderson

Next Meeting will be on Zoom:  May 21, 2020 – Members will receive an e-mail message from President Handlan from which you can sign in to zoom at noon for a virtual Club Meeting. Dave Lawer has arranged for the Rotary Scholarship winners for 2020-21 to join us and they will be asked to share their personal reactions to this current situation. We will install new member Stacey Napoli, who is sponsored by Kristine Horton.

May 14, 2020 – Seventeen members joined in on our first virtual, via zoom, meeting. A few joined in by phone rather than computer. Convened by President Handlan, we discussed several things of interest to members.

Contributions of money for gift cards for Kelly Feiler of The REC to purchased foods for the food boxes she and the SEA are distributing weekly to families. PLEASE EMAL TREASURER SARAH MANEVAL BY TUESDAY MAY 19 IF YOU ARE WILLING TO HAVE HER POST A DONATION TO YOUR NEXT QUARTERLY BILL.  Or, know that donations of non-perishable food taken to the REC to help continue providing meals to SASD families in need. Sarah’s e-mail is

The Rotary Club banner will be hung up at Rotary Field, and members as well as the public will be asked to write poster board signs done with permanent marker, to hang beneath the banner, offering words of gratitude and/or inspiration to all of us as we go through this “different” time.  More information will be shared about this in further e-mails.

Decision about Sept. golf tournament will be made at the end of May or in early June.

Dave Lawer shared that the flags in honor of veterans will be put up this coming Tuesday for Memorial Day.

Possible future fund raisers – yard sale at Rotary Field, using field as site for mobile shredding event.

We need two members to register for the District virtual grant workshop in order to be elibible to apply for Rotary grants – Check your e-mail for additional details.

Sergeant at arms:  Thanks, Marv for sharing some humor during the shut-down. Check e-mail for latest installment shared today. Happy Birthday Malcolm Derk and John Stokinger.

Future Programs:

May 21 – 2nd Zoom Meeting. Dave Lawer introduces new scholarship recipients. Noon.

May 28 – Third Zoom Meeting. Tentative: Marv Rudnitsky will introduce speech contest winner.

June 4  – TBA. Scheduled host is John Reed. (John, check with Melissa Laniewski to see if her speaker from May might be available). Board Meeting at 11 am. Zoom or in person meeting.

June 11 – TBA. Cheryl Stumpf (Cheryl, check with Brian Neitz to see if his May speaker might be available – Tom Webb from Spyglass Winery)

Birthdays:  June 24 – Pat Pinkowski

Quotation: Pig Pen to Lucy “A friend is someone who accepts you for what you are.” – Charles M. Schulz