June 25, 2020

Selinsgrove Area Rotary Club

Rotary Connects the World

Vol. 92, No. 41 – President – Carol Handlan – Editor – Dottie Anderson


No Meeting July 2, 2020Happy 4th of July

Next Meeting:  July 9, 2020 (newsletter will be #1 of Vol. 93) – Brian Neitz is host, speaker is Tom Webb from SpyGlass Winery.  This is our first meeting back at the SVCC, at 11:45 a.m. We will be in the ballroom, social distancing and masks are expected. We know all Rotarians will understand that this is the responsible way for us to meet together. A board meeting precedes at 11.

June 25, 2020 – Fifteen Rotarians joined us at the Regional Engagement Center (REC) for the Installation of the 2020-21 Club Officers and Directors.  Once again, thank you Kelly for setting tables and chairs up.  President Handlan shared reflections on her year as president, a very different one then expected for these last several months.  Noted are things like our physical participation in the Halloween Parade, the fundraiser at Brew Que spearheaded by John Stokinger, the rack card, learning how to meet via zoom, at the field, and at the REC. Officers installed are Dan Mahoney, President; Bob Bertram, President Elect; John Fischer, Vice President; Hal Dunkelberger, Secretary; Sarah Maneval, Treasurer; and Carol Handlan, Past President. Directors installed are Club Service, Art Bowen (in absentia); Community Service, Pat Pinkowski (in absentia); International Service, Toby Skinner; Vocational Service, Marty Blessing; Young Generations, Marv Rudnitsky. President Mahoney shared a bit about his first experiences with Rotary when, as a child, he attended with his father; his plans and goals for the 20-21 Rotary year include substantially increasing membership, and developing internet attendance from the SVCC, in addition to speaking with members individually to make wise use of every members gifts for working on Rotary programs and services.

Announcements:   Please consider volunteering to assist with events at the Gazebo – check e-mail sent out via Carol and Melissa.* Sept. golf tournament is cancelled.**Rotary will return to meeting at the Country Club on July 9.  Social distancing will be possible in the large room, food will not be buffet, but either a box or plated lunch. ***PLEASE, READ THE Second DRAFT OF THE 20-21 ROTARY CALENDAR – PLEASE REVIEW TO SEE WHERE YOU ARE SCHEDULED TO BE HOST AT THIS POINT. We plan to print for distribution in July and would like it to be as accurate as possible – you may appear more than once, so please review whole document.

Sergeant at Arms:  Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines as follows (to the best of the Editor’s ability to hear):  We missed Pat Pinkowski on her birthday; himself Dan Mahoney, Dave Lawer, Toby Skinner, Dottie Anderson, Stacey Napoli, Marty Blessing, John Fischer; Earl Ferster (for Carol and Dan with thanks); additional fines, Dottie (recycling open, Carol taking on newsletter editing); John Stokinger (wife retired yesterday); Charlie McCuen (all of John Stokinger’s work on behalf of the Club – he and Diane will be missed when they move to Maine); and Earl (+15).

Future Programs:

July 16 – SVCC, 11:45 a.m., Dottie Anderson, host, speakers are co-directors of the Summer SEALS Day Camp, Kelsey Kline and McKenzie Sweet who will speak about the 2020 camp program and changes necessitated by COVID19. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

July 23 – Club Assembly, Dan Mahoney presiding. Calendar distributed, audit committee appointed, budget presented and discussed by Sarah Maneval. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

July 30 – Internet connected presentation by Rotarian and Financial Advisor, Michael Damiano, presenter and host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

August 6 – Visit by District Governor Wright, SVCC, 11:45 a.m. Board Meeting precedes.

Birthdays:  July 19 – Jared Roush. August 11- Javier Videla; 16 – Earl Ferster, Konrad Kempfe; 29 – Jay Lemons;

Quotation: “In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner light goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” –Albert Schweitzer