Volunteer at the Decker Gardens

Fellow Rotarians, it’s that time of year when we need to do the cleanout of last years’ perennial growth at the Decker Garden. I guess you could call it a reboot of the garden. It appears at this point that next weekend will be beautiful, sunny with the highs just short of 70, a great day to get out. Let’s set a time for Saturday at 1:00. Email me if you can come help. If we get 5 Rotarians, it will count as a make-up. You will need gloves, a rake or hoe, other tools that might help in these tasks. If you are new or have not been there, the garden is off Devonshire Drive near Fox Drive, here is a map…

 

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Eastern Illinois Foodbank Volunteer Opportunity

Our club is asked to provide a max. of 15 volunteers.  We will be joined by 10 members of Champaign Central Interact Club and others from Busey Bank that evening.
Please contact Larry Johnson for more information or sign-up on the website (click the link below and add your name)
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TIMES Center Receives Donation from C-U Sunrise Rotary Club

TIMES Center receives donation

Sue Wittman from the TIMES Center receives $1,000 check from club president Bruce Hatfield.

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RYLA Camp Applications Available

It’s time to start selecting your delegate(s) to Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp.
If your club is among the 30-some clubs that have not sponsored a RYLA student for several years, this is a good time to jump in. The fee is only $165 and includes lunch on Sunday.. The dates are April 13 to 15 at 4-H Memorial Camp near Monticello. (more…)

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DOUBLE FOUNDATION RECOGNITION POINTS FOR RECURRING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ANNUAL FUND

Trustee Chair Boyd and Chair-elect Wilkinson have approved The Rotary Foundation offering double Foundation recognition points for all recurring contributions to the Annual Fund between 1 April and 1 July 2012. (more…)

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March 22, 2012 Rotary Newsletter

 

Announcements (notes courteous of the distinguished gentleman from Connecticut, Ed Perry)
Champaign West Rotary will have a reception and a viewing of “The Children’s Home” on April 5th from 6 to 8 pm to kick off their New Futures Scholarship Campaign.  “The Children’s Home” is a video dealing with educational opportunities for the children of Azacualpa, Honduras. The evening is free. Please RSVP by March 28th to debrahirschi@gmail.com.
Betsy Barnicke, Oncology Clinical Trials Coordinator for Carle Hospital

Betsy Barnicke, Oncology Clinical Trials Coordinator for Carle Hospital presenting at C-U Sunrise Rotary Club

Program
Betsy Barnicke, Oncology Clinical Trials Coordinator for Carle Hospital, presented information regarding Carle’s Cancer Research Program. The National Cancer Institute began to help fund Carle’s cancer research in 1983. Carle is currently the largest of the three community clinical oncology programs in Illinois outside of Chicago.The Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) is a network for testing and validating medical interventions against cancer, and for delivering the benefits of scientific discovery to the public and community physicians. The network increases involvement of oncologists and other health professionals in NCI-approved clinical trials as full research partners; improves the quality of cancer care in local communities by disseminating research findings; and boosts participation of minority and under served populations in cancer clinical trials.

National recognized and with affiliations with recognized hospitals and clinics, Carle’s Cancer Center employs approximately 12 Oncologists, 26 nurses, a dedicated cancer medication pharmacy, 22 member researchers and administration. Carle averages 100 clinical trials each year with 270 people taking part in trials. With an active patient advocate program Carle’s motto is “Today’s standard of care was yesterday’s clinical trial.

 

Mar 29th

Apr 5th

Apr 12th

Apr 19th

Introductions

Cary Woolard

Kris Young

Coletta Ackermann Harold Adams

Invocation

Benny Lapid Han Liang Barb Lintner BJ Lytle

Greeters

Cary Woolard

Kris Young

Coletta Ackermann Harold Adams
Larry Johnson Dave Krchak Benny Lapid Han Liang

Song Leader

Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti Ata Durukan

Notetaker

Penwell

Lintner

Conforti

Perry

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Bowlers for Big Brothers/Big Sisters

CU Sunrise Bowlers for Big Brothers/Big Sisters

CU Sunrise Bowlers for Big Brothers/Big Sisters

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ShelterBox Updates

Dear Friend,
Links:
1. http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=7dee5a63f723b85ccf3d105d5&id=3e243d81fb&e=31a3df21fd
2. http://twitter.com/shelterboxus
3. http://www.facebook.com/shelterboxusa

Today marks the second anniversary of the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti, causing an estimated 230,000 people to lose their lives and leaving more than 1.5 million disaster survivors homeless. (more…)

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March 15, 2012 Newsletter

Hello Rotarians,

Here it is, your much-anticipated C-U Sunrise Rotary Earlybird Newsletter.  Actually, only duties this week.  See you in the morning!

Andrew

 

Mar 22nd

Mar 29th

Apr 5th

Apr 12th

Introductions

Randy West

Cary Woolard

Kris Young

Coletta Ackermann

Invocation

Dave Krchak Benny Lapid Han Liang Barb Lintner

Greeters

Diana Dummitt

Cary Woolard

Kris Young

Coletta Ackermann
Andrew Kerins Larry Johnson Dave Krchak Benny Lapid

Song Leader

Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti

Notetaker

Perry

Penwell

Lintner

Conforti

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March 8, 2012 Rotary Newsletter

Nathan Montgomery
President Bruce presented funds from our Fruit Sale, $1000 to Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club and $1000 to Salt and Light.

Announcements:  (notes courteous of the crafty and courageous Barb Lintner)

Paul thanked the bowlers and those who supported them to meet their $500 goal for Big Brothers and Big Sisters on March 2.

The 14 CU Sunrise members who attended the joint meeting last week need to give their $10 to Ata.

Gary will continue to pass around a box to collect contributions for a Shelter Box in memory of Bob Harr for the next few meetings.

Rotary Family Days at the Ball Park for the Cubs Cardinals games in St. Louis will be April 14th at noon and July 21st at 3:05.  

Tickets are $55.00.  Order forms will be available at our meetings.

Barb thanked those who read to over 250 children at the CU Sunrise Rocker at Read Across America on March  3.

 

Our club is scheduled to provide volunteers for a EIFB repack  from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tues. Apr. 17th.  Please contact Larry Johnson if you are planning on participating.


Speaker:  

Larry Westfall, Associate Director, MBA Career Services in the College of Business at the University of Illinois spoke on “Preparing students to Navigate the Job Market” through the eyes of a career coach and human relations leader.  Larry, who has been at the university for 6 months, has held a succession of human resource leadership roles within the financial services, petrochemical,  and health care sectors specializing in talent management, leadership development, compensation, organizational change,  and employee relations.

The current job market presents demographic challenges with the exodus of baby boomers and the entrance of a quite different generation.  Technological advances and the advent of social media have changed the dynamics between employer and prospective employee. A company’s online presence may attract students to jobs and students may feel stalked when prospective employers view their social media sites.  Global markets, networking opportunities, and the current competitive landscape are all factors in the job market. There is an increase in hiring of 4 – 6% across the board in certain areas such as engineering, computer science, finance, science, agriculture and healthcare but not liberal arts.  Fit is an important consideration with an emphasis on culture, flexibility, creativity, technical competence, and communication and teamwork skills.

MBA Career Services helps students create an identity with their online presence emphasizing their technical and soft skills; provides opportunities to engage with corporations, industry leaders, and UI alumni; helps them create resumes; coaches and provides feedback from interviews; and helps them learn to differentiate themselves.  The goal is to create in students a long time vision for a career rather than a job.  Larry challenged us to become part of the process as a volunteer student mentor or to provide an internship by hiring a student.

 

Mar 15th

Mar 22nd

Mar 29th

Apr 5th

Introductions

Jeff Van Buren

Randy West

Cary Woolard

Kris Young

Invocation

Andrew Kerins Dave Krchak Benny Lapid Hang Liang

Greeters

Jeff Van Buren

Randy West

Cary Woolard

Kris Young

Patrice Grant Larry Johnson Andrew Kerins Dave Krchak

Song Leader

Oktay Baran Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers

Notetaker

Conforti

Perry

Penwell

Lintner

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