(courtesy of the venerable Neal Chamberlain)
Sunrise Rotarians attendees were rewarded for shaking off early year doldrums by being “Awake, Alert, Enthusiastic” for an ecstatic celebration of the ending of the ruthless and scandalous Bruce Hatfield regime. The mood was welcoming for the Jeff Van Buren administration, although he started his new presidency by showering the “Rotarian Magazine” with special accolades for a recent article – which he then proceeded to forget the name of the article. Jeff, you have now proven that you are “one of us”. We already love you as our new CUSR president.
President VanBuren announced that the CUSR motto for the year will be “Peace Through Service”.
Gary Olsen announced that Champaign Rotary Club had contributed $4500 to Shelter Box.
We welcomed our Assistant Governor Jon Rector and his wife Cathy to our meeting.
2011-12 CLUB AWARDS
Annual club awards were presented as follows:
–100% Attendance: Baran, Durukan, Hatfield, Hodson, Johnson, Kerins, Krchak, McDaniel, Olsen, Perry, Roberts, Simpson.
-“Alive, Alert, Enthusiastic” – Ed Perry
–Club Service – Ata Durukan,
–Courage – Patrice Grant
–New Rotarian – Todd Satterthwaite
–Rotarian of the Year – Larry Johnson
–New President – Jeff VanBuren
–Past President – Bruce Hatfield
Kris Young introduced Catherine S. Stalter, (Department Chair, Engineering Science and Technologies, Parkland College) as our speaker of the day.
Ms. Stalter reviewed the recent progress of providing technical training to Parkland College students. Parkland is nearly finished (open house – September 25) with a (67,000 square feet) building which was largely underwritten by a Federal Job Training grant. In preparation of determining the specifications for the new building, she went on a tour of other facilities which are providing the most up to date tools and buildings. Parkland is now preparing for 50 incoming freshmen who will be trained in one of the following three majors.
-Automotive Technology; trains the student to repair and service vehicles which are built with the latest technological advancements.
-Automotive Management; trains the student in automotive management (production/manufacture, sales/service).
-Motor Sports; trains the student in high performance vehicles such as race cars.
Parkland will also continue to provide training in collision repair, (previously provided in at an off campus rented facility). Parkland will continue to provide industrial technology training in the operation of cutting edge computer controlled production machines.
Ms. Stalter encouraged all our club members to come and visit Parkland’s new Applied Technology Center – open house September 25, 2012.
|July 5th||July 12th||July 19th||July 26th|
|Introductions||Jan Ison||Andrew Kerins||Dave Krchak||Benny Lapid|
|Invocation||Rod Roberts||Mitch Schluter||Jen Shelby||Jeff Van Buren|
|Greeters||Jan Ison||Andrew Kerins||Dave Krchak||Benny Lapid|
|Marsha Reardon||Chuck Reifsteck||Rod Roberts||Mitch Schluter|
|Song Leader||Penn Nelson||Gary Olsen||Scott Paceley||Robb Patton|
|Decker Garden||Van Buren||Nelson||Nelson||Adams|