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Upcoming Events
Flash Meeting
Bogey's Shadowbrook
Feb 07, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Board of Director's Meeting
Purkey's Pink Apple
Feb 19, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Flash Meeting
Bogey's Shadowbrook
Feb 21, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Flash Meeting
Bogey's Shadowbrook
Mar 07, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Board of Director's Meeting
Mar 19, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Flash Meeting
Bogey's Shadowbrook
Mar 21, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Flash Meeting
Bogey's Shadowbrook
Apr 04, 2019 5:30 PM
 
Board of Director's Meeting
Apr 16, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
 
Flash Meeting
Bogey's Shadowbrook
Apr 18, 2019 5:30 PM
 
2019 Rotary Relays Invitational
May 01, 2019 4:30 PM
 
Speakers
Jan 31, 2019
UN Methodist Homes MIssion & Services
Feb 07, 2019
2019 Rotary District Conference
Feb 14, 2019
Kevin Kitchnefsky Foundation for Spinal Cord Research & Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Feb 21, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
Northeast Sight - services for blind and visually impaired
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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News
Jan 3 Rotary Luncheon
Secretary's Note:
 
Thank you to Samantha Maruzzelli who stepped in for me at the last minute when I could not attend the Jan 3 meeting due to continuing illness. 
 
Pledge and Invocation:
 
President Mike Markovitz brought the meeting to order at 12:15 PM at Purkey’s Pink Apple with Mary Tempest leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Lou Divis giving the Invocation.
 
Guests:
 
Rachel Kiwak – Director of Wyoming County Active Adult Center
Mary Roselle – Executive Director of Area Agency on Aging
Harley Bobby – Director of Senior Center Services
Bobbie Shendock – Nutrition Project Director

John and Andrew – exchange students
 
Club News:
 
Youth Exchange Scholarship Fund Auction/Raffle
 
Announcement from Anne Sehne to solicit any items that can be donated for this weekend's (January 12th !)  Essex Rotary Youth Exchange Scholarship Fund Auction / Raffle.
 
Rotarians bring all kinds of items that will either be used in the silent auction or the ticket sales raffle. Please consider making a donation and Anne will pick up all items on Thursday January 10th at the Noon Meeting. Every item gets taken and the money is added to the scholarship fund. Thank you.   These donations for the Auction / Raffle can be Everything / Anything from alcohol to clothing, to gifts that they may have purchased that they no longer want, anything rotary, books, hotels, restaurants, any kind of gift card. You name it they'll auction or sell it.
 
Please have any donations / items / etc for this event at the Noon- Jan 10th Tunkhannock Rotary Meeting. 
 
Jan Board of Directors Meeting
 
The upcoming Board of Directors Meeting for January 15th will be held at the Pink Apple – Back Room from 7:30-8:30am instead of Towne and Country Restaurant (Closed for at least 2 months / moving). 
 
Induction of New Member – Membership Chair Ron Furman
 
Club Membership Chair Ron Furman inducted Chelsea English into the Tunkhannock Rotary.  Chelsea was sponsored by Ron Furman.  Chelsea is the marketing manager at SERVPRO of Kingston, Pittston City and Wyoming County. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Communications from The Pennsylvania State University Wilkes-Barre Campus.
 

Membership Chair and Sponsor Ron Furman with Chelsea English
 
Committee Reports
 
Fellowship Committee – Ann Way / Tom Kukuchka
 
We have scheduled our Annual Holiday / Wine Festival Party (Rotary / Kiwanis / and Wine Fest Team)  for next Saturday, January 12, 2019. $30 per person.  It will be held at the Shadowbrook Resort from 5:30 - 9:00pm. We will have some social time followed by a buffet dinner. If the weather cooperates, we will have some entertainment following our meal by Jim Welch and fellow musicians.
 
Exchange Student Report: 
 
Both boys enjoyed the holidays.  Andrew is now a programmer for Robotics.
 
There will be an exchange meeting in Towanda on Feb 2nd.

Our next Meeting will be Thursday, Jan 10. Our guest speaker will be Elizabeth DeMarco, who will talk about her short-term exchange to Ecuador.
 
Prior to adjournment, Mary Tempest led the recitation of the 4-Way Test by the attendees.
 
President Mike Markovitz adjourned the meeting at 1:30 PM.

Guest Speaker: 
Rachel Kiwak
Wyoming County Active Adult Center
 
The center has a large variety of activities for seniors including: cards, games, parties, crafts and theater visits.  They also sponsor many health and wellness programs such as: exercise classes, info on homebound services, nursing services and foster grandparents’ programs.  They regularly sponsor speakers of interest to seniors and have newsletter. They can also help with senior employment.
 
After the presentation, the Center's representatives were presented with a check for $1,000 to help with their support for seniors in our community.
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Terry Furman
January 7
 
Join Date
John Hovan
January 1, 1985
34 years
 
Sam Maruzzelli
January 1, 2007
12 years
 
Tom Kukuchka
January 1, 1979
40 years
 
Rod Azar
January 2, 2014
5 years
 
Gordon Chase
January 17, 2012
7 years
 
Ronald Furman
January 17, 2012
7 years
 
Don Streby
January 27, 2011
8 years
 
Barbara Tourscher
January 29, 2013
6 years
 
Donald Davis
January 30, 2014
5 years