At the Aug 16 Tunkhannock Rotary Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple, Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce President, Gina Suydam, was inducted into Rotary by Membership Chair Ron Furman.  George Gay was Gina's sponsor, who pinned her with her new Rotary pin.  Pres. Mike Markovitz then presented Gina with her membership packet and her yellow Rotary hat to be worn at outdoor Rotary events.

L to R: George Gay, Gina Suydam, Ron Furman and Pres. Mike Markovitz
At the Sept 27 Tunkhannock Rotary, Tony Sykes was inducted into Rotary by Membership Chair Ron Furman. Harry Sharpe was Tony's sponsor.  Pres. Mike Markovitz then presented Tony with his membership packet and his yellow Rotary hat to be worn at outdoor Rotary events.

L to R: Tony Sykes, Ron Furman and Pres. Mike Markovitz
At the Dec 27 Rotary Luncheon, Dory Browning was inducted into Tunkhannock Rotary by Club Membership Chair Ron Furman.  Dory was sponsored by Ruth Gorski. 
Dory is the Executive Director of the True Friends Animal Welfare Center, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no kill shelter serving as a safe refuge for animals in need. She was recently a guest speaker at one of our Rotary meetings.  In lieu of a traditional speaker's "thank you" gift, club members presented Dory with animal food and items for the shelter.

L to R: Ruth Gorski, Dory Browning and Ron Furman
At the Jan 3, 2019 Tunkhannock Rotary Luncheon, club membership Chair Ron Furman inducted Chelsea English into 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.  

Ron Furman and Chelsea English
At the Jan 10 Rotary Luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple, Pres Michael Markovitz inducted Mary Martin as our newest Tunkhannock Rotarian.  George Gay was Mary’s sponsor, but in George’s absence Mary was pinned by her husband Past President Bill Barber.

L to R: Bill Barber, Mary Martin and Pres. Mike Markovitz
At the Jan 31, 2019 Tunkhannock Rotary Luncheon, Peter Sehne was inducted into Rotary by Membership Chair Ron Furman,  Peter's sponsor was Anne Sehne, his wife, who had the pleasure of pinning him during his induction. 
Peter and Anne have 3 children, all of whom have been Rotary outbound exchange students. The Sehne's  have hosted several inbound exchange students and entertained many of our District Exchange students.  Peter commented that he really enjoyed interacting with the exchange students and now wanted to give back. For the last 17 yrs, Peter has been a prison guard at the Waymart Facility.

L to R: Anne Sehne, Peter Sehne and Ron Furman
At the Feb 7 Rotary Luncheon, Club Membership Chair Ron Furman inducted David Kuffa into Rotary.  Marta Kovacs-Ruiz was David's sponsor. 
David and his wife Jill have been married for 25 yrs.  His daughter Dana is at Temple Univ. studying Sociology.  Dana participated in RYLA and was an exchange student to Chile in 2016-2017. The Kuffa family also hosted Stefano Sica during 2016-2017.  They have hunting dogs and Stefano was afraid of dogs, but now he has his own dog in Italy.
David is an IT consultant at the Refill Station in Clarks Summit.  He studied at the Art institute of Philly.  He is a musician, song writer and videographer.

L to R:  Marta Kovacs-Ruiz, David Kuffa and Ron Furman
At the Jun 27 Rotary luncheon at Purkey's Pink Apple, Membership Chair Ron Furman inducted 3 new Rotarians: David Weingust sponsored by and pinned by Mary Tempest, Mary Linden sponsored by Samantha Maruzzelli but pinned by Wade Linden and Tim Kerestes sponsored by Marta Kovacs-Ruiz and pinned by George Gay.
David Weingust – Northeastern PA has been home for all his life. His mother worked at Mulligan Printing and he worked there for 10 years.  He now works at GEM 104 Radio as an account executive, marketing consultant. 
Mary Linden –  has lived in Tunkhannock since 2005 with Rotarian husband Wade. Their son Jason was involved in RYLA for several years and then was a Rotary 2014-2015 exchange student to Mexico. They also have an older son Chris.  Mary now works as a parent educator with HANDS and previously was in the TASD as a substitute teacher and reading assistant.  Over the last several years, Mary has been helping Rotary with the Fireworks, Harvest & Wine Festival and Candy Cane Day.
Tim Kerestes – He is a Physical Therapist.  His wife is Jamie and they have 2 little girls, Charleigh, who is 3 and Sullivan, who is 7 months. He is happy to be a member of our Club and to be around the quality people that he knows we are in our Rotary Club.

L to R: Pres. Mike Markovitz, Mary Linden, Wade Linden, George Gay, Tim Kerestes, Membership Chair Ron Furman, David Weingust and Mary Tempest