Flash for 20 March 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 Cindy Strayer.

Sergeant at Arms Report:
Mark Barnhart reported 40 of our 73 members were in attendance.
Guests: Mark Barnhart with Ed Krause; Candace Cieslo with son, Max


Club News:

Foundation Moment with Gene James: Most of us have never travelled to Africa to dig a well or have gone to the Dominican Republic or Haiti to install a sand filter yet at some point just about every club in the district has made a contribution to clean water. As you take a sip of water today, enjoy the clean crisp taste and know because of your contributions that there are women and children all over the globe who thank you because they did not have to trek miles to find a source of water today; and there are parents who are resting easy tonight because their children are not suffering from water borne illness such as dysentery, cholera or diarrhea. Clean drinking water is still an issue for billions of people on this earth and your help is still needed.

Marcy’s Quote of the Week: “Spring will come and so will happiness. Hold on. Life will get warmer.”

The Rotary’s Service Above Self 5K will be held on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018 at Lynch Field in Greensburg. The website, Facebook and the online registration are up and running. We are in need of sponsors for this event. Please contact Al Lazar at taxmanal@comcast.net or Marcy Zajdel mlzajdel@comcast.net

The Electronic Message Board is up and running. We currently have seven ads on the sign with twelve waiting to be uploaded.

The Golf Committee has decided that the 2018 Rotary Club Scholarship Golf Outing will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Greensburg Country Club. The committee is currently looking for sponsors, prizes, and foursomes. Please contact Mandy Zalich or a committee member.

The spring Wellness Screening will take place on Saturday, April 7 at SeniorLife Greensburg. Volunteers are needed that morning from 6AM to 9:30AM. Please see Katie Fishell to volunteer.

A sign up sheet is being passed around Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Please see Yvonne Bloom or Kary Milan to sign up.

Kenneth P. Rutter Scholarship: Now through March 31, students can apply for the Kenneth P. Rutter Scholarship online through the Pittsburgh Foundation website http://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarship/4381 or through their school guidance counselor. The scholarship is open to traditional or non-traditional students residing in Westmoreland County, who have achieved a high school diploma or equivalent including a GED or Home School certificate. Preference will be given to students who seek to enter the Christian Ministry, and/or who have exhibited a strong interest in Community Service and Humanitarian Service. Please share this information with students, your church pastor, and your church youth minister so that eligible persons can apply. If you have any questions, contact Patty Lonsbary at plonsbary@yahoo.com

Other News:
The 10th Annual CASA Leadership Breakfast will be held on Friday, April 27 at 7:00 a.m. at the Word of Life Ministries on Route 136, Greensburg. The cost is $25 per person. Registration deadline is April 13. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, please contact Mandy Zalich.

Dates to Remember:
• Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry Distribution – first Saturday of every month
• March for Parks – March 24 at Twin Lakes Park
• Health Screening – April 7 at Senior Life
• Walk a Mile in Her Shoes – April 21
• Scholarship Dinner – May 15 at UPG
• Spelling Bee – May 24 6:00 p.m. at Greensburg Salem Middle School
• 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

Steve Edson introduced today’s speakers, Angie O’Brien, Andy Regrut and Marcus Borden, members of Westmoreland Metal Detection Services. Armed with metal detectors, they spend time combing the grounds and listening for signals indicating the presence of coins, tokens, clothing accessories and other metal items up to a foot below the surface. The partners’ modern detectors, which are more sensitive, allow them to uncover artifacts — including weights that were used to hold down the hems of ladies’ dresses, musket balls, a pencil sharpener and a bell from a horse harness. Items dating from the early 1900s include coins, a World War I Army button, a lead miniature of Minnie Mouse and a pin depicting a football player with an old-fashioned leather helmet.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

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