Flash for 20 February 2018

Our meeting began in the usual way with President Marcy Zajdel leading in the Pledge of Allegiance, God Bless America and our invocation by Gene James.

Sergeant at Arms Report:
Mark Barnhart reported 32 of our 73 members were in attendance.


Club News:

Foundation Moment with Gene James: For the last decade the Rotary Foundation has offered a world competitive masters level scholarship in Peace and Conflict Resolution. Only 50 candidates are selected every year. The fellowships are offered at 5 major universities that house Rotary Peace Centers. Peace Fellows are trained in academics, field experience and in global opportunities. In addition, a 3-month certificate program concentrating on personal development and conflict resolution is offered to 50 candidates at a university in Thailand. For more information, please go to the Rotary website.

Marcy’s Quote of the Week: “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

The new Electronic Message Center is up and running! We will be sharing this on Facebook and with our past advertisers. If you have a chance, drive by and see our new sign.

HAPPY BUCKS PRESENTATION: The Rotary Club of Greensburg presented a $250 check to the Westmoreland County Blind Association.

Dates to Remember:
• Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry Distribution – first Saturday of every month
• Service Above Self Memorial Day 5K – May 28, 2018 – Lynch Field
• Rotary Golf Outing – June 18, 2018 – Greensburg Country Club

Make-up Clubs:
• Mountain View – Monday at 6:15 p.m. at Applebee’s Restaurant
• Westmoreland – Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at Badges Bar & Grille
• Latrobe – Wednesday at 12 noon at DeNunzio’s Chophouse
• Norwin – Monday at 12:05 p.m. at Jacktown Rod and Hunt Club
• Delmont-Salem – Thursday at 7:00 a.m. at Kings Family Restaurant
• Murrysville-Export – Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. at The Lamplighter
• Mount Pleasant – Wednesday at 12 noon at Leo’s Pub & Grill
• Plum – Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. at Palmieri’s Restaurant

Katie Fishell introduced today’s speakers, Marilyn Daniels, Coordinator, Pet Therapy at Excela Health. Pet therapy uses the unique bond between human and animals to provide comfort and affection to people in hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, school, libraries and other environments including those where something traumatic or disastrous has occurred. Also labeled “animal-assisted activities,” this form of pet therapy does not directly involve the animal in therapeutic process, and these animals are not considered “service” or “emotional support” animals. Instead these visits enhance the individual’s overall well-being simply by the animal’s presence and by giving the individual an opportunity to see, touch and/or interact with the animal. It offers a pleasant distraction and can add enjoyment and fun in these situations for children and adults alike.

For more information, contact Marilyn Daniels at 724.537.1275 or mdaniels@excelahealth.org

Our meeting ended in the usual way with the Four Way Test.
Respectfully submitted by, Marcy Zajdel