The Downtowner




                                  Rotary of Downtown Lock Haven

                              Meets Tuesdays, 5:15 PM at Avenue 209
                                          209 Bellefonte Avenue Lock Haven PA 17745

                       District 7360 Club 61484

Editor, Diane Whitaker                                                                                                         June 6, 2017


 Barbara Schmouder                                        Vice-President,
Diane Whitaker

Melissa Stover


Jeanne Baker
Past President, and
2016-17 Asst. Governor

Wendy Stiver



 June 13 -5:15pm Ave 209  Terry Banfill “Flags”
June 20 -5:15pm Ave 209  Judge Mike Salisbury Drug Treatment Court
June 27 – Picnic Home of Betty Schantz “Induction of Officers and Rotarian of Year”




June Program Coordinator: Jesse Anderson

June 6– 5:15pm Ave 209  “Club Assembly” 

 Attendance:  Barbara, Sue, Melissa, Jesse, Diane, Jeanne, Eleanor, Carmen, Janine, Diahann, Wendy, and guest: Mary Jo Langston.

·         CORRECTION: The big quilt with the yellow scalloped trim is 50" x 80".  That's the inside-the-scallop measurement.  Extreme measurement is 60" x 90".

·         Treasurers Report – J. Baker $7274.16 as of May 31, 2017.  Community requests approved on a motion by Sue and 2nd by Janine. Covenant UM Church $300; Avenue 209 $200; LH Shoe Bank $500; Ross Library $500; Clinton County Veterans $500. Checks will be presented at the picnic at Betty’s.

·         Proxy message was sent to Loretta Coltrane who is headed to RI Conference in Atlanta, GA.

·         June 3, 2017 - District Assembly Shippensburg University – Diane, Janine, Diahann and Jeanne attended.

o        District 7360 has given over $5 million to Polio through one generous donor’s estate.

o        World Polio Day is October 24 and we are being asked to contribute to The World’s Greatest Meal to Help End Polio. Melissa suggested we place information with our October 27 Game Night to collect funds.

o        Membership –

§         Fellowship – be flexible; different styles of meetings; embrace new technology

§         Integrity – promote the 4 way test

§         Diversity – embrace the young; adapt to changes; retired people; people of action; faces of America in all cultures and races

§         Service – hands on versus check writing; e-clubs; regional; more clubs joining to support the same project

§         Leadership – a Female RI President; young leaders; active and diverse.

o        Changes in Rotary

§         Frequency of meetings

§         Types of memberships – look into Corporate and Associate members

§         Classification exist but don’t have to adhere to

§         Gun Policy – no information

§         Attendance – attend as often as you can; club sets the rules; make-up when can 

·         Flags of Honor – A very well organized program. Thanks to all who showed up during the three day set-up, program and take down.

·         Festival of Trees – We do Not want to forget this fund-raiser. Date set – November 11.

·         NO MEETING July 4

·         JULY 11 will be the first Club Assembly – at Ross Library 232 West Main Street Lock Haven

·         Monthly Program Coordinators for 2017-2018   Thank you all for stepping up to the plate.

o        July – Diahann                                                      January -

o        August –                                                                                February – Mary Jo

o        September – Sue                                                 March -

o        October – Melissa                                               April -

o        November – Eleanor                                           May -

o        December –                                                          June - Jesse

·         A survey will be showing up in your e-mail. Please respond to Diane Whitaker when it does. Thank you.

·         Barbara has the upcoming program dates and will pass on the info to Sue for the newsletter. Thank you Barbara.


Other Clinton County Rotary Clubs:


Lock Haven Noon  

               Noon meetings in various places.



                                           Mill Hall Sunrise Rotary
                                                7am Thursday meetings


Renovo Rotary News 

Second and Fourth Monday 5:30pm meetings rotate between Yesterdays and Sportsmans in Renovo

June 12 - 5:30pm Yesterdays Restaurant
June 26 - 5:30pm Yesterdays Restaurant

District Rotary News 


·          June 24 – 2017 - Installation Luncheon of DG Mike Hornby  Hilton Garden Inn Martinsburg

·         Please find your copy of the "Tales of District 7360" Newsletter link below. Sharon Benner


Rotary Webpages

Rotary Facebook Pages

DT LH website:

Rotary Club of Downtown Lock Haven

District 7360:

District 7360

District 7360 Club Database:


Rotary International:

Rotary International


Bottom Line:      Why does the number 711 have a special significance to Rotary?  

rotary office 711

:     The number 711 has a very special significance for Rotary. Room 711 of the old Unity Building, formerly located at 127 North Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago, Illinois, USA, was the birthplace of Rotary International. That historic room, which was the office of engineer Gus Loehr, was the location of that first meeting when Paul Harris met with several friends to discuss his new idea of a club for professionals and businessmen.  (


Next Week’s Question:    When and what was the first annual Rotary theme?


Answer in the next “The Downtowner”