Decker Garden Schedule

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May 24, 2012 Newsletter

Announcements
(notes courteous of the distinguished gentleman from Connecticut, Ed Perry)

Alan announced that he has organized our club’s team for this year’s Cancer “Relay for Life”. The event takes place June 9th at Centennial High School and donations can be made on line – 2012 Relay for Life of Champaign County, find CU Sunrise Rotary as an existing team and donate. Penn is also sponsoring a Spherion team again this year. See Alan or Penn for questions or to donate to the cause.  For question about which came first, the chicken or the egg, talk to the all-knowing, all-seeing Chuck Reifsteck.

Larry announced that the Prairie Ensemble has a fundraiser on June 3 at Refinery in Champaign. For $40 per person you can get a Tango Lesson and enjoy South American tapas and desserts.  Tom Hodson is a new Prairie Ensemble board member and would appreciate our support of this organization. For further information go to www.PrairieEnsemble.org.An EIFB re-pack party has been set for June 5th, 5:30 to 7:30 at the Eastern Illinois Foodbank facility in Urbana. Let Rod or Larry know if you plan to be there. This is a surprise party as you never know what we are going to “re-pack”!  Rest assured, Ed Perry will be there… and someone will need to check his pockets before he leaves.

Champaign West Rotary has tickets available for the Cubs-Cardinal Game on July 21st. For $100 per person you get to join in the fun with ticket to the game and Bus transportation to and from St. Louis.  The bus leaves Champaign at 9am with the game starting at 3:05pm. See President Bruce for more information.  Early predictions from baseball experts are that, somehow, both teams will manage to lose the game.  This unprecedented outcome would lead to fans from both teams to utter, “Wait til next year!”

Program

Sonya Darter, Executive Director of the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum, presented information about the local Museum. Located at 346 North Neil in the Historic Orpheum Theatre, the museum is preparing to celebrate its 25th year (and soon will celebrate 100 years since the Theatre’s opening). The museum had over 25,000 visitors last year and has a membership base of 450.

The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum mission is to inspire, engage and educate children through exploration of science and the arts. Sonya noted the various activities and special events the Museum has to offer. Focusing on the 2 to 12 year age group, one the Orpheum’s goals is to unite schools, business, universities and community colleges, performance centers and groups, artists and the array of talent and resources from our community to enrich and enliven daily life of families and the community. The building’s various spaces are available to rent for special activities such as weddings, concerts and meetings.

The Orpheum continues to rely on volunteers and donations from the community and Sonya thanked our club for the past years of volunteer help and donations and looks forward to the continued help from our club.

May 31st June 7th June 14th June 21st
Introductions Paul Conforti Ata Durukan Andrew Kerins Patrice Grant
Invocation Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry Andrea Poling
Greeters Paul Conforti Ata Durukan Andrew Kerins Patrice Grant
Gary Olsen Scott Pacely Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Song Leader Han Liang Barb Lintner BJ Lytle Ben Mast
Notetaker Penwell Hodson Lintner
Decker Weeding Johnson Chamberlain Kamerer Kerins
Next Weekend
Decker Garden Johnson Johnson Kamerer
Watering
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A Day at the Ballpark

Hello Everyone,

Over the years, our club has taken bus trips to games many times. We last did it in 2010, so it seems that the time is right to for another day at the ballpark.

Below are the details for our adventure…

Event: Cardinals V. Cubs Baseball Game

When: July 21, 2012 (Saturday), 3:05 game

Where: St. Louis

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Tango Cafe

Tango

Tom Hodson was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Prairie Ensemble, and invites you to the upcoming “Tango Cafe” at The Refinery (E.Green location) on June 3rd. For more information, click the link below.

Tango Cafe Flyer-Press Ready-FINAL

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May 17, 2012 Newsletter

Announcements (courtesy of the unorthodox and unconventional, Paul Conforti)

 Rod Roberts gave an overview of the CU Sunrise website. It was decided that committee chairs would be responsible for updating events and activities pertaining to our club.

http://cusunriserotary.org

Try it with your log in information – it’s fun. Today I (Paul) learned we have a Congressional lobbyist in the club. Also one of us was an acquaintance of Richard Nixon and Bobby Kennedy, although I think you would work on Capitol Hill not on Capital Hill (unless, maybe it was for an episode of Sesame Street?). And another of us swam across the mighty Mississippi River because it was the thing to do at the time. I also reminded myself that I used to be good at horseshoes, so I updated that to includes bags.

 Announcement:

Oktay announced that Mary Hodson, Gary Olsen & Larry Johnson shared honors as CU Sunrise Rotarian of the month for April.

Bucket money for May and June will be for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

 Program

Mary introduced Jan whom with her husband Denny gave a presentation on working the summer months at Yellowstone National Park. Jan was born and raised in Montana but moved to Illinois during high school. After attending college, marrying and raising a family she wanted to reconnect with her western roots. After retiring from a career at the University Jan found that you can work at Yellowstone National Park full time seasonally in the summer when the demand for employees increases. You get room and board, you get paid and you work 4 days and are off for 3 days and explore this most amazing of our National Parks.

Jan gave a running slide show of the park while entertaining us of her experiences.

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest of the National Parks (1872) and is over 2.2 million acres in size (roughly the equivalent of Champaign to Bloomington to Springfield to Champaign loop).

The National Park Service contracts with concessionaire’s to “run” the parks tourist activities during peak seasons. The concessionaire for Yellowstone is Zantera who will hire 2,300 temporary employees during the peak season.

Jan worked the front desk at the Old Faithful Inn which is the “crown jewel” of the park. It is over 100 years old and reservations must be made up to 15 months in advance.

In addition to the fabulous benefits of working in such a wondrous environment Jan also described an unexpected aspect of her two seasons there; an interesting profile and insight into the kind of people that are attracted to this kind of work. Two thirds of the workers are young people, and quite a few are international students. There are also workers that migrate to this type of employ because it’s a “good” financial decision in that room and board are serious considerations for them.

From bears to mice to everything in between (I learned that you don’t spray bear repellent at bears, you “paint” the air with it to create a foul smelling wall between you and the bear – and you do not use bear repellent to repel mice should you find one in you room or tent) Jan gave a most interesting program, especially for those seeking an unusual but fascinating way to “work” the summer months.

For more information check out www.yellowstonejobs.com.

 

 


May 24th

May 31st

June 7th

Introductions

Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti Ata Durukan

Invocation

Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell

Greeters

Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti Ata Durukan
Penn Nelson Gary Olsen Scott Pacely

Song Leader

Benny Lapid Han Liang Barb Lintner

Notetaker

Perry

Penwell

Hodson

Decker Weeding

Simpson Johnson Chamberlain

Next Weekend

Decker Garden

Simpson Johnson Johnson

Watering


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April 2012 Rotarians of the Month

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Decker Garden Schedule

Lou is still looking to fill a few open slots on the Decker Garden maintenance schedule. Please review and let Lou know if you can take a slot or two.

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May 10, 2012 Newsletter

ANOUNCEMENTS (courteous of the crafty and courageous Barb Lintner)

CU Sunrise scholarship winner DaNeya Burnett, a Central High School

CU Sunrise scholarship winner DaNeya Burnett, a Central High School

Dave Krchak introduced our CU Sunrise scholarship winner DaNeya
Burnett, a Central High School May graduate, who will attend Parkland in
nursing starting this summer.  She was accompanied by her grandmother.

Oktay announced that our Rotarians of the month are our three District
6490 award winners: Mary, Gary and Larry.  We congratulated Larry on
his honor as the District Rotarian of the Year with a standing
ovation.

President Bruce announced two upcoming golf outings on Friday, June 1,
– one fundraiser for the Hoopeston Rotary Club and one for the
Sullivan club.

We are searching for a box of our CU Sunrise Rotary flags.  If anyone
locates them, please get them to Bruce.

Gary announced that June 9-16 will be Big Green Box Week in CU.  There
will be a Shelter Box set up for 24 hours and he will be asking for
volunteers from all of the seven or eight clubs involved this year.

May bucket money will go to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

PROGRAM


Our speaker, Dan Sholem is a graduate of Central High School,
Southern, and St. Louis University in Finance.  He is the owner of DR
Sholem and Co., based here in Champaign, specializing in Equipment
Financing.

In 1990 he began his career with the Pegasus Capitol Organization in
San Francisco financing airline equipment and moved onto assist
companies in Silicon Valley.

Dan illustrated the”gotchas” in leasing with examples.  In order to
not add debt to their balance sheets companies lease with a low
monthly payment. But, due to technology improvements or in the case of
buried earth dome equipment a company might be forced to “buy out” the
lease.

Dan specializes in solution oriented leases so that companies can
negotiate for flexibility. His focus is on helping CFO’s answer
questions such as equipment use, company assets, etc. to determine the
best decisions in acquiring equipment.

He admitted that inspecting equipment – gadgets and toys, was one of
the things he likes most about his job.

 

May 17th

May 24th

May 31st

June 7th

Introductions

Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti Ata Durukan

Invocation

Gary Olsen Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell

Greeters

Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti Ata Durukan
John McDaniel Penn Nelson Gary Olsen Scott Pacely

Song Leader

Dave Krchak Benny Lapid Han Liang Barb Lintner

Notetaker

Conforti

Perry

Penwell

Hodson

Decker Weeding

Simpson Simpson Johnson Chamberlain

Next Weekend

       

Decker Garden

Simpson Simpson Johnson Johnson

Watering

       
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May 3, 2012 Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS: (courteous of the unconventional and unorthodox, Paul Conforti)
Awards at the District Meetings in Effingham
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[lg_image folder=”Rotary Members/” image=”gary_olsen.jpg” caption=”Gary Olsen” align=”left” display=”thumb”]
Larry Johnson – Rotarian of the Year
Mary Hodson – Hall of Honor
Gary Olsen – received a standing ovation for his dedication to Shelter Box, U.S.A.
Donna announced she spent the tornado hours safely at Sunsinger.
PROGRAM: An Overview of U.S. Bankruptcy Filings
Robert M. Lawless, Professor
Co-Director, Illinois Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science
Robert Lawless (rlawless@illinois.edu), professor of law and co-director of the Illinois Program on Law, Behavior and Social Science, specializes in bankruptcy, consumer credit, and business law. Professor Lawless has published numerous articles on these topics, most all of which use empirical methodology to better understand legal phenomena. His book, Empirical Methods in Law, written with University of Illinois law professors Jennifer K. Robbennolt and our own Thomas S. Ulen, was recently released by Aspen Publishing. In addition to a course in empirical methods, he teaches in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial law.
Professor Lawless’ program covered areas of personal bankruptcy trends from 1946 through 2010.
Average per adult debt (adjusted):
1946: $900.00
2010: $10,000
Debt is growing much faster than personal income.
Landmark (and unanimous) 1978 U.S. Supreme Court decision: Marquette Nat. Bank of Minneapolis v. First of Omaha Service Corp.
This decision profoundly changed the debt scenario in the U.S.
Bankruptcy filings per 1,000 adults:
1946: less than 1
2010: greater than 7
Age 65 and older is the largest growing segment of bankruptcy filings because people are living longer and are willing to borrow more. The average age to file bankruptcy is 42.
Divorce, job interruptions and medical expenses are the (3) primary reasons for filing bankruptcy.
Other references:
Debtor Nation by Louis Hyman

 

May 10th

May 17th

May 24th

May 31st

Introductions

Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti

Invocation

Penn Nelson Gary Olsen Scott Paceley Robb Patton

Greeters

Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti
Ben Mast John McDaniel Penn Nelson Gary Olsen

Song Leader

Larry Johnson Dave Krchak Benny Lapid Han Liang

Notetaker

Lintner

Conforti

Perry

Penwell

Decker Weeding

 Simpson  Simpson  Simpson Simpson

Next Weekend

       

Decker Garden

 Simpson  Simpson  Simpson Simpson

Watering

       
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April 26, 2012 Newsletter

Announcements  (notes courteous of the stylish, striped-tie-wearing Allan Penwell)

 

Jeff is looking for a replacement for Andrew on the New Generations committee for next year.  It’s a great gig, ask Andrew for details.

 

Program


Our speaker last week was Brian Nudelman, associate professor of humanities at Parkland College.  Brian coordinates campus-wide service learning and volunteerism. These efforts include co-creating the Garden Hills Homework Club with Champaign Schools; leading Parkland’s Service-Learning Advisory Council; and working to get students, faculty, and staff out in the community working alongside other non-profit partners and area schools.  Brian also helped enable dental hygiene program trips to Tennessee and India.

Brian has organized and guided some 120 students through nearly 2,500 service learning hours at 11 agencies and non-profits in Champaign-Urbana.  Community engagement not only integrates Parkland with those needing help, but it is a life-skill for students as they move into their careers.  To learn more about the Service Learning Program, go to their website:

 

http://www.parkland.edu/academics/servicelearning.aspx

 

 

May 3rd

May 10th

May 17th

May 24th

Introductions

Oktay Baran Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers

Invocation

John McDaniel Penn Nelson Gary Olsen Scott Pacely

Greeters

Oktay Baran Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers
BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel Penn Nelson

Song Leader

Mary Hodson Larry Johnson Dave Krchak Benny Lapid

Notetaker

Hodson

Lintner

Conforti

Perry

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