Resources and Reminders

1. Volunteers are needed to collect leftover produce from the Downtown Food Market and transport it to State College Food Bank on Fridays at 5:10 pm. To sign up to help, go to

2. Do you have news from the club? Any member can submit articles, pictures and flyers from the club to be included in the district’s “What’s Happening” newsletter. All articles must be emailed to no later than 8 pm on Saturday, August 19.

Meeting Notes
Rotary Club of State College/Downtown
August 10, 2017

Call to Order: 
The meeting was called to order by President Jason Browne at 12:06 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance and the Four Way Test.

Guests and Visitors:

- Katie Brandt, daughter of Michele Brandt

- Rayna McClellan, daughter of Amanda McClellan

- Kamiah, daughter of Ja Nae Wian

Happy Bucks:

- Brian Christian had two happy bucks: One because he got to visit the American Philatelic Society’s national summer convention in Virginia with his brother. Two because his daughter was accepted into dental hygienist school

- Joleen Hindman said she was happy that an employees’ daughter was going to dress at Louie the Lightning bug at the Spikes’ game tonight.

- Brodie Dalton became a first-time father to son, Micah, born seven pounds, six ounces.

- Chuck Apgar made a trip to the mountain with the Scouts and there were no ambulances.

- Rose Kauffman was happy to be above ground and here.

- Amanda McCleallan’s Leadership Centre County class raised money for the Youth Service Bureau and donated books. She was also glad that her daughter Rayna was with her today at work.

- Carol Walsh is going to Falling Water and will not be at Rotary next week.

- Ja Nae Wian had five happy bucks for all the helping hands at the Jared Box picnic event that Monday, and for her daughter, Ka’miah’s amazing help.

- Irene Miller promoted the CBICC’s mentorship program, and encouraged anyone who would like to be a mentor or a mentee to see her. She is also selling sandwiches for the State College Rotary Club. The cost is $8 and pickup is on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Our Lady of Victory Church from 4:45 pm to 6 pm.
Foundation Minute:  

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The Rotary Foundation is known for its commitment to effective programs that make a real difference in people’s lives.  A gift from your estate to the Endowment Fund can provide ongoing financial support for one or more Rotary service areas, as if you were continuing to make annual contributions in perpetuity.  


Jason Browne presented Ja Nae Wian with Rotarian of the Month for July, for her tireless efforts in coordinating the Jared Box project and picnic. Ja Nae thanked her committee and her daughter for all their help in making the event a success. Way to go, Ja Nae!

Ka’miah drew ticket number 6815. Roger Fetter drew the jack of diamonds.

Rotarian of the Week: 
Meg Moose was born and raised in Connecticut. She attended Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. She moved to State College in 1989 to be closer to her parents. She has spent over 30 years in banking, and 13 years as a middle market lender at M&T Bank. Her husband works at ARL, and she has a daughter in 8th grade and a son who is a freshman at Penn State in the college of engineering. Meg is active in her church and a board member at the State College Food Bank.

Chuck Gambone auctioned off a gift certificate to Michael’s. Carol Walsh won the bid at $50. Chuck also auctioned four tickets to tonight’s Spikes game. Chad Feather won the bid at $12.


Stephanie Flanagan from Penn State led the club in an exercise on discussing the club’s mission and vision. Jason said we will do this at least once per quarter. Stephanie called it Appreciative Inquiry, meaning that we look at all the things going well and how to apply skills and time to the club. The club divided into partners to interview each other and act as catalysts for positive change. The club was asked to think about increasing our impact to the community for years to come.

Meeting Adjourned: 1:00 pm

Rotarians of the Week
Aug 17 - Hugh Mose
Aug 24 - Celeste Newcomb
Aug 31 - Gary Peterson
Sept 7 - Paul Podwika
Sept 14 - Chris Potalivo
Sept 21 - Jim Prowant
Sept 28 - Bruce Rogers
Oct. 5 – Heather Sanford
Oct. 12 – Janet Santostefano
Oct. 19 – Rob Schmidt
Oct. 26 – Tracy Sepich
Nov. 2 – Terry Shoemaker
Nov. 9 – Myra Sletson
Nov. 16 - Chris Smith
Nov. 23 – Kat Snowe
Nov. 30 – Joe Thomas

August Birthdays
Aug 16 - Chuck Apgar
Aug 19 – Richard Lysle
Aug 23 – Kenneth Martin
Aug 29 - Neal Castles
Aug 29 – Poincia Lockcuff

August Club Membership Anniversaries
Brodie Dalton – 5 years
Poincia Lockcuff – 4 years
Rich Lysle – 4 years
Ja Nae Wian – 3 years
Jackson Baker – 1 year
Gary Peterson – 1 year