October 1, 2020

Rotary Newsletter

Rotary Opens Opportunities

Vol. 93, No. 13 – President – Dan Mahoney – Sub Editor – Dottie Anderson


Next Meeting: Oct. 8, 2020 – The speaker is Pam Ross, Executive Director of the Snyder County Libraries. Carol Handlan is the host.

Oct. 1, 2029: Twenty-six Rotarians and guests (Kelly Feiler introduced Dave Helmer, new REC Ameri-Corp employee; Melissa Laniewski introduced Jodi Cope; and Cheryl Stumpf introduced Chapin Jones) were present to hear Nicole Peterson, Food Security coordinator of the Union-Snyder Community Action Agency describe her work and the need for such a program in our area. Working with the Central PA Food Bank and groups like the REC, Nicole identified the efforts needed to assist those living in poverty (approximately 11.8 % of a 40,000 population, more than 4000, including 1500 children according to pre-COVID figures). Numerous questions followed as members became acquainted with the depth of the problems in this area. Kelly Feiler was the host.  A board meeting preceded the regular meeting. President Dan has appointed the 2020-21 Officers and Directors Nominating Committee – Carol Handlan, Dave Lawer, and Art Bowen.

Announcements:Update on the Golf Ball Drop ticket sales – keep selling as this is our only fund raiser this year. *Oct. 24 0 World Polio Plus Day.**Dave Lawer reported on the 2021 Wheels in the Grove event – several logo designs under review and planning continues.***Ken Miller reported that DB Construction has contributed work and materials to fill in a dip in the ground by the building.

Sergeant at Arms: Marv Rudnitsky collected happy fines, (to the best of the editor’s ability to keep up) from: himself (speaker and last month of election cycle); Raven; Tom Gates (Yankees win); Dave Lawer (speaker and guests); Melissa Laniewski (back, Jodi); Stacey Napoli; Kelly (guests, new REC employee); Mike Flock (speaker); Charlie McCuen (Tom Gates arranged golf match); Toby Skinner (guests and speaker); Cheryl Stumpf (back, students back, guest; John Fischer (speaker, FL flight); and Earl Ferster (speaker and +15).

Future Programs:
Oct. 15 – TBA. Wes Knapp host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.
Oct. 22 – 2019-20 Distinguished Service Award, Art Bowen host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.
Oct. 29 – TBA. Toby Skinner is the host. SVCC. 11:45a.m.
Nov. 5 – TBA, John Fischer host. SVCC, 11:45 a.m.

Birthdays: Oct. 4 – Sarah Maneval, 21 – John Reed.

Quotation: “Life gives lemons to good people, bad people, old people. Life comes with lemons. But we don’t have to suck on them.”  -Max Lucado