March 11, 2015
Today at Rotary we had the Executive Director, Sue Goetz, from the Millvale Boys and Girls Club. The Millvale club provides vital after school services to the children of Millvale, including; homework supervision, physical activities, computer skills, and much needed supplemental meals. Shaler Rotary donated $200.00 to the Millvale Boys and Girls Club and Rich Jones presented their Executive Director, Sue Goetz with the check.
Also today we discussed the Sterling Ziegler event. It is set for Monday March 23rd at 7:00pm. This will be at Sterlings house, 2071 Menold Ct, Allison Park. Matt will be providing Pizza, the club will provide Beer and the press will be covering the event. Please let Clint know if you can attend. There is room for 25 and we want to fill the room!!
Here is an excerpt of some of the information we will be hearing on March the 23rd:
Air force pilot Sterling Ziegler begins seeing double and losing consciousness. His plane is under fire, and the oxygen line is severed. Scrambling for the escape hatch, the bombardier and navigator black out, one atop the other. As the plane’s left engines burst into flames, Ziegler—raked with fire and wounded—crash-lands the B17 on a sandbar in Germany’s North Frisian Islands.
Ziegler piloted air force sorties from England during World War II. The crash landing happened on June 13, 1943. He and his crew became prisoners of war and were taken to the notorious Stalag Luft 3, made famous in the Hollywood film The Great Escape. There, Ziegler became a “sandman,” covertly disposing of dirt from the digging of secret tunnels. More than 70 prisoners used these tunnels to escape, but only three were ultimately successful in finding freedom.
Rogna Jurecko from Highmark’s Caring Place will be joining us next Wednesday. Please try and attend and welcome her!