A great evening with our friends in Muhlenberg Lions
 
What fortunate timing for our guest speakers at our annual get-together with the Muhlenberg Lions.  When John Alshefski booked former Muhlenberg Rotarian and current Gaming Board Commissioner Dante Santoni and Doug Harbach, the Gaming Board Director of Communications he had no idea how current their information would be.
Just the week before the US Supreme Court had ruled as unconstitutional the law prohibiting states from establishing wagering on sports.  Now it is something each state must address for itself.  Although there is a call for federal legislation to address this issue, it is hard to imagine our Congress moving quickly on this (or almost any other) issue.  Pennsylvania is prepared for this outcome by SCOTUS, having included this type of wagering in its latest legislation.  How this works out in practice will be of interest to us all.
Additionally, the licenses for Pennsylvania’s “mini-casinos” are proceeding.  There is one license in play impacting Berks County.  The siting process is complicated, with requirements not to infringe on existing casino “franchise areas” as well as respecting local municipality permission.  But it appears that the City of Reading and Muhlenberg Township are still possible sites for this casino.  Again, we will have to wait and see. 
There will be no meeting for this Memorial Day weekend.
 
 
Go to a memorial ceremony and remember those who have given their all for our liberties and freedom.  Next meeting will be Tuesday, June 5th, at 6:00 at Blind Hartman’s