April 19, 2012 Newsletter

Announcements (courteous of the distinguished gentleman from Connecticut, Edward Perry)
Larry noted that CU Sunrise was well represented at last week’s EIFB food re-pack. Thanks to all who volunteered.
Mary stated that the District Conference with be an event one should not miss.  The District Conference is this weekend, April 27-28, in Effingham.  There will be information about our district and international activities along with a special award to one of our club members.
Lou announced that the Champaign Park District will be planting two trees near the Decker Garden as part of our Club’s tree planting goal.
Program

Hayden Noel presented a program on marketing and consumer behavior.  Dr. Noel worked as an account executive for a New York advertising firm and in 2002 earned his PhD from the University of Florida.  He is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Business at the University of Illinois.  Giving several examples of companies who continued to advertise in poor economic times, he cited the reasons for such positive results. These companies changed their advertising strategy to fix the times and took advantage of less competition, lower costs to advertise and increased their market share.  Hayden also gave examples of those who stop advertising in hard times and how they took a longer time to recover the market they had lost. Hayden noted several projects he has personally worked on such as the popular “Milk Mustache” and the not so popular Dodge Neon driving through the cornfields as the corn popped. Hayden provided several insights to consumer information processing, consumer memory and the impact of culture on the consumer.  He also warned Mary Hodson not to drive quite so fast down Kirby Ave.

 

Apr 26th

May 3rd

May 10th

May 17th

Introductions

Curt Anderson Oktay Baran Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain

Invocation

Ben Mast John McDaniel Penn Nelson Gary Olsen

Greeters

Curt Anderson Oktay Baran Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain
Barb Lintner BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel

Song Leader

Patrice Grant Mary Hodson Larry Johnson Dave Krchak

Notetaker

Penwell

Hodson

Lintner

Conforti

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Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from Germany

Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from Germany

Group Study Exchange (GSE) team from Germany

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ShelterBox Updates

ShelterBox responds to floods in the Amazon

A ShelterBox Response Team is en route to Iquitos, the world’s largest city that is unreachable by road and situated next to the left riverbank of the Amazon River, to assess the need for emergency shelter.

Read more here: http://shelterboxusa.org/news_global.php?id=968

 

New sense of community for Lazaro in Peru

ShelterBox tents have been set up in Pumarangio, a high region of Cusco, for families who had been made homeless by heavy rains and landslides. Read about Lazaro Tambraico Huacho, a husband and father who had been forced to leave his home in the mountainous area of Cusco, Peru, after it was hit by a landslide. Lazaro, his wife Eulalia and two children were one of 51 families who had been left with nothing after their homes, possessions and livestock were destroyed by heavy rain running down the mountain to their hometown.

Read more here: http://shelterboxusa.org/news_global.php?id=967

 

Reuniting families in Congo

Many thousands of people were left homeless after several explosions ripped apart the Mpila neighborhood in Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo. As a result, they have been staying in overcrowded temporary shelter camps. ShelterBox has been distributing emergency aid to help people return to their land as quickly as possible.

Read more here: http://shelterboxusa.org/news_global.php?id=966

 

ShelterBox University: ShelterBox and the Rotary Project Partnership

Join us on the 23rd of April at 5:00 p.m. EST for this month’s ShelterBox University! This webinar featuring leaders from ShelterBox International, ShelterBox Canada and ShelterBox USA will provide North American Ambassadors with information on what the new partnership means to both organizations and our ability to best serve disaster survivors. The panelists are Lasse Petersen, deputy CEO of ShelterBox International, Emily Sperling, president of ShelterBox USA and Lisa Salapatek, executive director of ShelterBox Canada. Learn what being a Project Partner entails for ShelterBox, understand the process of how this Project Partnership came about, and obtain ways you can bring this exciting news back to your communities to help garner support for ShelterBox.

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Sunrisers and Interactors Volunteer at Eastern Illinois Foodbank

CU Sunrise Rotary and Champaign Interact Club volunteer at Foodbank

CU Sunrise Rotary and Champaign Interact Club volunteer at Foodbank

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April 12, 2012 Newsletter

Announcements (notes courteous of the unconventional and unorthodox Paul Conforti)

Jeff Van Buren: New board member needed for the New Generations seat as Andrew needed to withdraw due to job commitments.  Resident wiseguy Neil Chamberlain joked that it was about time Andrew finished school and found a job.

 

Tom Hodson – Champaign West

5/11/2012: Party Bus / Scavenger Hunt @ 5pm

5/19/2012: Orpheum Children’s Science Museum Building Fair 10am – 2pm

 

 

Speaker: Carl Burkybile – Director: Caring for Kenya (CFK)

 

www.caringforkenya.org

 

Carl is a Casey native, grew up on a grain and livestock farm, has a Masters degree in agricultural education from the University of Illinois and an advanced certification in vocational education. Carl taught high school for 26 of 32 teaching years at Rantoul H.S. In 2000 he was named outstanding agriculture teacher in Illinois.

 

In 2009 Caring for Kenya was awarded the Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Award for their work helping people with food production, education, health care and water.

 

Carl is preparing for his 9th trip to Kenya this June. He maintains a close relationship with the Rantoul Rotary Club. In the early 90’s Carl and his family hosted two Rotary exchange students (Moyses from Brazil and Kepa from France).

 

According to the World Water Organization over 80% of Kenya’s 40 million people have no access to clean water.

 

CFK has provided 145 water filters for families in Kenya who get their water from streams or shallow wells. In December 2011 CFK ordered another 100 filters which will be distributed by Carl in June. In addition to removing solids, these filters remove 99.9% of the bacteria as well as parasites from the water.

 

The $50 filter will filter 1 million gallons of water before it wears out.

 

CFK also works closely with the people providing education and training to help people improve their “food security” including teaching simple, affordable and sustainable farming techniques such as composting, use of raised beds, drip irrigation, minimum tillage, mulching and crop rotation.

 

Carl’s presentation was accompanied by an informative and engaging slip show including work that is in progress digging deep water wells.

 

Carl is accepting donations for these worthwhile projects that he personally administers.

 

The Caring for Kenya website is well done and worth a visit. www.caringforkenya.org

 

Carl Burkybile

Burkybile@aol.com

Home: 217-365-0215

Cell: 217-898-0425

 

Apr 19th

Apr 26th

May 3rd

May 10th

Introductions

Harold Adams Curt Anderson Oktay Baran Alan Chalifoux

Invocation

BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel Penn Nelson

Greeters

Harold Adams Curt Anderson Oktay Baran Alan Chalifoux
Han Liang Barb Lintner BJ Lytle Ben Mast

Song Leader

Ata Durukan Patrice Grant Mary Hodson Larry Johnson

Notetaker

Perry

Penwell

Hodson

Lintner

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Decker Garden Clean-up Crew

A hearty group of 9 cleaned up the Decker garden on Saturday. Baran, Johnson (Larry and Judy) , Perry, Van Buren, Chambers, Kerins, Chamberlain and Simpson are all proud owners of a makeup. Although the garden looked good from the street, it did need a lot of cleanout. Special thanks to Neal who hauled away all the refuse. There is no truth to the rumor that he was last seen headed down I-74 at about 80 mph with all the weeds blowing out. Stay tuned for further opportunities for service at the garden, and feel free to visit, it’s a great place for a picnic lunch.

CUSR Decker Garden Clean Up - 4.7.12

Decker Garden Clean-up Crew on April 7

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Gary Olsen is Rotarian of the Month – March 2012

For his passionate service for Shelterbox.

Gary Olsen

Gary Olsen, Presidential Volunteer Service Award Recipient

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Earthquake and subsequent tsunami warning on Indonesia

ShelterBox are currently monitoring the impact of an earthquake and subsequent tsunami warning on Indonesia. 

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported two quakes of 8.2 and 8.6 magnitude off the west coast of Northern Sumatra. The larger quake was recorded by USGS around 270 miles from Banda Aceh which was devastated by the tsunami on December 26, 2004. The effects of the quake have been felt throughout Indonesia and many coastal areas have seen residents fleeing for higher ground. ShelterBox is on standby to respond and holds prepositioned aid in the country for rapid deployment if required.

 

The ShelterBox Operations Team are monitoring the situation and we will circulate further information when the situation becomes clearer.

Please find the latest updates from ShelterBox International & ShelterBox USA below or click here.

http://shelterboxusa.org/news_global.php?id=965
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April 5, 2012 Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS (courteous of the erudite Mary Hodson)

CU Sunrise welcomed Penn Nelson and Justin Lytle back.
Food Repack with Centennial Interactors –  EI Foodbank – 5:30 to 7:30 PM, April 17.   Please email Larry if you can help.
Patrice needs help driving and feeding GSE team members during the week of April 9.   Please contact her if you can help.
Okay announced that Gary Olsen is the Rotarian of the Month and thanked him for his work with ShelterBox.
Rotary District Conference is April 27 -28 in Effingham.   Club members are encouraged to attend.  The District conference showcases the best ideas for service around the District.   Special recognitions will be given on Saturday evening.   More details to follow.

On Saturday, 4/7/12, a hearty group of 9 cleaned up the Decker garden on Saturday. Baran, Johnson (Larry and Judy) , Perry, Van Buren, Chambers, Kerins, Chamberlain and Simpson are all proud owners of a makeup. Although the garden looked good from the street, it did need a lot of cleanout. Special thanks to Neil who hauled away all the refuse. There is no truth to the rumor that he was last seen headed down I-74 at about 80 mph with all the weeds blowing out. Stay tuned for further opportunities for service at the garden, and feel free to visit, it’s a great place for a picnic lunch.

PROGRAM
Because Tom Ulen’s speaker canceled at the last minute, he gave a presentation on “Happiness, What it is and How to Get it.”   Tom explained that not only psychologists but also economists have been studying this question.   U of I Professor Ed Diener and Professor Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania have studied this question and the impact on both economics and law.
They have devised a survey to measure happiness on a scale of 1-10, www.worldvaluessurvey.org.  At the same time, they collect socioeconomic and demographic date to see if they can make correlations.  The findings show that most people are happy, with the Danish having the best scores.  Americans are 8th with an average score of 7.8.
A relationship between income and happiness is shown with incomes up to about $75,000.  Beyond that, income is not related to happiness.  Other contributing factors are marriage, friends, having a job and some sort of spiritual aspect to one’s life.  Younger and older respondents are happier than those in middle age.
They attribute our general happiness to our ability to adapt to an event, usually within 6 months of the event. Exceptions to our ability to adapt within 6 months are losing a job, a child or spouse or winning the lottery.
Tom recommended “If Money Doesn’t Make You Happy, Then You’re Not Spending It Right”, Dunn, Gilbert and Watson, and www.ted.com/talks and dangilbert asks why are we happy.html, for more information.

 

Apr 12th

Apr 19th

Apr 26th

May 3rd

Introductions

Coletta Ackermann Harold Adams Curt Anderson Oktay Baran

Invocation

Barb Lintner BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel

Greeters

Coletta Ackermann Harold Adams Curt Anderson Oktay Baran
Benny Lapid Han Liang Barb Lintner BJ Lytle

Song Leader

Paul Conforti Ata Durukan Patrice Grant Mary Hodson

Notetaker

Conforti

Perry

Penwell

Hodson

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Baskets for Shelter Box

BRING YOUR CLUB’S CONTRIBUTION TO Rotary District 6490 Conference April 27-28
It is time to start thinking and gathering ideas and items for the basket auction. Last year we had 20 clubs that donated baskets or items valued from $250.00 to $50.00. SO! EVERYBODY!…please send your basket plans that show a little about your club and/or city. Or maybe show the international flavor of your club. Every dollar raised is profit for the shelter boxes!
Remember: “He who serves best, profits most.”
Questions: please contact Rosie Gibbons, Effingham Rotary Club, rgibbons@siemermilling.com
Basket Information: (please print)
Name City State Zip________
Cell Phone E-mail Rotary Club ___________

Description of Basket________________________________________________________________________________________

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