Flash for 4 December 2018

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

Sergeant at Arms Report:
Mark Barnhart reported 36 of our 71 members were in attendance.
Guests: Melissa O’Brien with Dr. Gary Pfifer



Club News:

Foundation Moment with Jeff Balzer: This year December starts with a miracle – the miracle described in Hanukah celebrations. The miracle of faith that a single candle would burn for 8 days. Towards the end of the month another miracle is celebrating the birth of a baby boy – Christmas and Christ’s Day. In between there are other celebrations that celebrate life, love, family, culture, and other blessings. One thing that all people and all religions want is peace. World Peace is also the goal of your Rotary Foundation. Please take time this month to remember all Rotary’s peace initiatives. Enjoy the Holidays!

The Holiday Party will be on December 11, 6PM, at All Saints Brewery. We will be having an Ugly Sweater Contest for those who want to participate. Casual Dress. Ugly Sweater Contest categories – Most Flammable, Most Creative, Rash Inducing, Ugliest Please RSVP by Dec. 3rd to rotaryrsvp@yahoo.com

RESTOCKING THE PANTRIES FOOD DRIVE: During this time of year, we are all THANKFUL for that with which we have been blessed. The Rotary Club of Greensburg is undertaking the challenge to fill 71 grocery bags (one for each member of the Club) with non perishable food items that will be given to the churches in downtown Greensburg who operate emergency food pantries. We are asking members to start bringing their bags of non-perishable items to the November 27 ad December 4 regular meetings or if attending the Stock the Pantries Holiday Party on December 11, to bring your bags to that event.

The following students attended World Affairs Council this past Friday at the Heinz History Center: Alexis Walter from Greensburg Central Catholic; Zachary Galdo, Chris Writt, and Connor Herrington from Greensburg Salem. A total of eight students from our participating high school attended. They are here to share what they have learned and how it impacted them. This year’s topic was: Exploring the New Space Age

Dates to Remember:
• Our Lady of Grace Food Pantry Distribution – first Saturday of every month
• Holiday Party – December 11 – All Saints Brewery
• District Conference – May 3 & 4, 2019 – Seven Springs Mountain Resort

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 – 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at The Lamplighter
• Murrysville-Export – 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 12 noon 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

Cesare Muccari introduced today’s speaker, Scott Brown, co-author of In the Locker Room, with Tunch Ilkin. Scott Brown is an author and freelance writer who has written for ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Florida Today. Brown has authored or coauthored several sports books, including The Pittsburgh Steelers Fans’ Bucket List and Miracle in the Making: The Adam Taliaferro Story.

As a Steelers broadcaster, analyst, and former offensive tackle, Tunch Ilkin has lived and breathed Pittsburgh football for the better part of the last four decades. With In the Locker Room: Tales of the Pittsburgh Steelers from the Playing Field to the Broadcast Booth, Ilkin provides insight into the Steelers’ inner sanctum as only he can. Featuring conversations with players past and present as well as off-the-wall anecdotes, this is a reader’s ticket to some of the most memorable moments and characters in Steel City football history.

Tunch Ilkin played offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1980 to 1992, appearing in two Pro Bowls. He has served as a Steelers broadcaster and analyst for the past 20 years and is the host of the long-running “In the Locker Room” radio show with Craig Wolfley on ESPN 970.

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