|June 12, 2017|
|Speaker: Kathleen Pavelko, President and CEO of WITF
Topic: The PA Post: WITF’s plan for a digital-first statewide news service
One of our region's greatest resources is surely WITF! Public broadcasting, TV/FM and more have had extraordinary impact on south central PA's cultural, entertainment, and informational growth and experience. WITF is one of the most successful public broadcasting in the country in the level of viewer/listener support from the two million people who life in SCPA! Kathleen Pavelko, has been invited to share her message as to the growth of this dynamic public entity, and the purpose for the new service which is being developed with the multimillion dollar channel sharing deal which had been recently. You will learn about the future, the changes and the new additions to public media in our region. Pretty amazing!!!
Greeter: Frank Frailey
Invocation: Carolyn Dumaresq
Club Singing: Douglas Pieper
Pianist: Norma Swain
Ecology Science Fair Award: Peter Ressler
Publications: John "Ski" Sygielski
WITF serves 2 million citizens in south central Pennsylvania with public television, public radio, a regional magazine (Central PA), statewide networks of public and commercial radio (Pennsylvania Public Radio and Radio PA), and production services (Media Solutions).
Pavelko secured $21 million in capital campaign contributions to build the Public Media Center, which opened in April 2007. Two spectrum agreements (the lease of EBS spectrum and a channel-sharing agreement) have brought more than $65 million in assets to WITF.
Ms. Pavelko launched WITF’s first daily interview program (Smart Talk) in 2008. Three multi-year, multi-partner multimedia collaborations are underway: Transforming Health (2012), StateImpact PA (2013) and Keystone Crossroads (2014).
WITF’s journalism has been awarded ten national Edward R. Murrow Awards and the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton for Multimedia Excellence.
Ms. Pavelko has also served as president of Prairie Public Broadcasting (1996-99), where she created Prairie Public Radio, North Dakota’s first statewide public radio network, and in a variety of roles
at Penn State Public Broadcasting, including as chief operating officer. She was executive producer for public affairs for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and a freelance print and broadcast journalist working in Athens and London.
Ms. Pavelko taught courses in broadcast/cable history and broadcast management as an assistant professor of communications at Penn State.
Ms. Pavelko earned a B.A. in ancient history and an M.A. in Journalism from Penn State University, certificates in non-profit management from the U.C./Berkeley and the Harvard Business School, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by Elizabethtown College.
Kathleen has been a director of the Archaeological Institute of America, the Station Resource Group, America’s Public Television Stations, and Greater Public. She currently serves on the board of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Board of the Harrisburg Corps of the Salvation Army.
NEWS AND NOTES:
• CONGRATULATIONS!! We did it again - let's hear it for #23 in the world! We won the 2016-17 Best Club and District Governor Citation Awards! Thanks to our leadership team and all those who participated in projects and events to make this happen.
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1. The June 2017 Governors Newsletter can viewed. Go to rotary7390.org. Across the top are all the tabs, run your cursor over “District Newsletter” and a drop down box will put out and click on the newsletter.
2. Join Rotary District 7390 for a group installation of the 2017/18 District Leadership and Club Presidents!
Be there to root for District Governor Una and President Sam!
Note: Parking is $4 per car, however, you can park FREE on Thursday thanks to Community Aid. Bring a bag full of clothes to donate and park for FREE. Donations will be accepted at City Island as you are parking.
Last meeting 6/5/17 by Curt Stutzman
President-Elect Sam Levine ably chaired today’s meeting in President Steve’s absence, calling the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. at the Dixon University Center.
Guests were introduced by Rotarians Andy Hetrick (Tony Jascot from M&T Bank), and the PA Media Group (Danielle, a new employee). New Member Travis DiNicola was also introduced at this time. Jeff Boswell shared an invocation, and then John Hickey led the club in singing “The Star Spangled Banner” in a nice low key. This was followed by the pledge to the flag. Following Rotary fellowship, new member Jonathan Casey gave his mini-classification talk. Jonathan is the General Manager for the Sutliff Auto Group in Central PA. He is a graduate of Camp Hill High School, HACC, and the University of Colorado. His wife is from the area as well.
Dan Bannen gave an update about the Sweet Bites fundraiser, and encouraged contributions yet today to be matched by a donor. This wonderful event several weeks ago was won in a tie by a team from HACC as well as from Messiah College. Thanks to all who participated!
Program Czar Bob Hostetter gave a breathless introduction to our speaker, former club president Barry Ramper II, President/CEO of Homeland Center and its related organizations in Harrisburg. Barry has 40 years of administrative, managerial and health care experience, and has served on varied boards and committees in the commonwealth and industry. Barry has titled his presentation “Health Care Today, Senior Care Today, and You.” He shared a number of facts and figures on the changing demographics of aging, as well as some interesting comparisons of health care costs and outcomes in the U.S. compared to the rest of the developed world. Our spending does not necessarily achieve better lifespans and outcomes. The U.S. spends about 17.1 % of GDP on healthcare—the largest investment in the world, and our average life expectancy is 78.8 years, which is less than most developed countries. Also in the U.S., skilled nursing is the 2nd most regulated industry next to the Homeland Security area (the nuclear industry is third). Barry pointed out that the aging population is expected to increase by 50% by 2030. He believes older adults should take time to ask their family the question, “What happens when I can no longer care for myself?” Most people don’t plan in advance for this to happen, and have to make adjustments and decisions when it is too late to have options. Many times out choices are affected by the decisions and input of others. He shared that faith and spirituality can have a significant impact on whether the end of life experiences are positive or negative.
Following a question from Sam Levine, the meeting was adjourned at about 1:15 p.m.
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