January 24th, 2013 Newsletter

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

> We received a thank you note from Molly Delaney for our participation in the book mentoring program

> Assembly notes needed from our January 17th club assembly. Send to President Jeff if you took notes and have not turned them in yet.

> New member orientation has been tentatively rescheduled for February 18.

 

 Program: Illinois Leadership Center at the University of Illinois

Speakers:

Sara Thompson, Director: Illinois Leadership Center

Esther Lamarre, Program Manager

217-333-0604

el5@illinois.edu

www.illinoisleadership.illinois.edu

 

The Illinois Leadership Center at the University of Illinois provides students, faculty and staff with opportunities to develop, or enhance, essential leadership skills. Programs and services provide leadership training through both academic coursework and experiential programming. The center provides the ‘experience you need for life’ to be successful in community, organizations, and relationships.

The Leadership Center blends leadership study in the classroom with real life experience in the business field.

Emphasis in the “5I Program” to develop students in leadership skills:

Insight: Self Awareness

Intersect: Groups & Listening Skills

Ignite: How to lead change in organizations

Imprint: Transitions, networking and sourcing mentors

Integrity: Leading with purpose and making sound decisions

 

The Leadership Center looks for, trains and develops “coaches” from the local community. Currently the center is working with 200 coaches who provide 1-2 hours per month and 3 to 4 meetings per semester with assigned students (and not all meeting s are necessarily in person).

The Leadership Center has an interactive web site including information on becoming a leadership coach, the requirements and benefits of actively working with this one of a kind University initiative.

 

 

Jan 31st Feb 7th Feb 14th Feb 21st
Introductions Jim Gould Patrice Grant Bruce Hatfield Mary Hodson
Invocation Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry Marsha Reardon
Greeters Jim Gould Patrice Grant Bruce Hatfield Mary Hodson
Gary Olsen Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Song Leader Barb Lintner BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel
Notetaker Chamberlain Perry Penwell Hodson

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 31 – Debby Rehn, GSE Germany team member

Feb 7 – Carly McRory and/or Mallory Davidson, Jamaica Dental Mission

Feb 14 – Ms. Jan Simon, Director of Community Education, Parkland College

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January 17th, 2013 Newsletter

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

 

Jim Gould announced that Tanya and Peter will be participating in One Winter’s Night on February 1 from 6pm to 6am. The fundraiser will be held in downtown Champaign and on campus this year and supports shelter for the homeless programs through the organization CU at Home. You can donate online at www.cuathome.us.

 

Rod and Lou are tracking our volunteer hours with a goal this year of 500. We are at 278 ½ so are well on our way. Make sure that Lou knows each month about your CU Sunrise volunteer hours.

 

Watch for the rescheduled date for New Member Orientation.

 

Bowling for Kids is coming up on the first weekend in March. Each bowler needs to collect $125 in pledges. This is a great fundraiser for a worthwhile cause and tons o’ fun too. Spectators are encouraged to join in.

 

Ed Perry reminded us that the Bement Food Distribution for ECI Foodbank will be Saturday morning, February 9th at the Bement Municipal Building. Let Ed know if you can help.

 

The speaker for our April 4 meeting will be Danville Rotarian and Illinois Supreme Court Judge Rita Garman. This will be a great meeting for inviting guests and prospective Rotarians.

 

The 108th Rotary Anniversary celebration for area clubs will be held on February 20 at noon in the Round Barn Center. Check in starts at 11:45. We will not meet that week. You can pay your $10 at the door but reservations need to be in by February 14.

 

Program: Club Assembly

 

We met at our respective tables to brainstorm ideas for our 25th Anniversary celebration. Some of the results were:

*Partner in a project with businesses that opened in 1988 and are also having a Silver Anniversary .

*Have a 5K fun run with proceeds to go to a local charity.

*Have a car raffle event as a joint fundraiser and celebration.

*Sponsor a softball tournament.

*Combine the celebration with a new fundraiser.

*Have a dinner and silent auction and invite past members.

*Have a cookout with a tent and music in the Decker Garden. Do a 50/50 drawing to raise funds.

*Invite back past presidents to whatever event we plan.

*Bring the history of our club up to date. Interview past presidents and ask them “what was the highlight of your year?” Look in local archives for information. Get pictures from club members.

*Create a time capsule to be opened for our 50th anniversary.

Jan 24th Jan 31st Feb 7th Feb 14th
Introductions Ata Durukan Jim Gould Patrice Grant Bruce Hatfield
Invocation Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry
Greeters Ata Durukan Jim Gould Patrice Grant Bruce Hatfield
Penn Nelson Gary Olsen Scott Paceley Robb Patton
Song Leader Hang Liang Barb Lintner BJ Lytle Ben Mast
Notetaker Conforti Chamberlain Perry Penwell

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 24 – Sara Thompson, Illinois Leadership Center

Jan 31 – Debby Rehn, GSE Germany team member

Feb 7 – Carly McRory and/or Mallory Davidson, Jamaica Dental Mission

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Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bowling for Dollars

C-U Sunrise Rotary Club is currently putting together two teams to bowl on March 1 to raise money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Each bowler is asked to raise $125. If you are interested in participating, contact Ed Perry or Dave Krchak.

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Jim Gould

Fellow Sunriser, Jim Gould and his family, will be participating in One Winter’s Night on February 1. Please stop by and support Jim in raising funds for C-U at Home. Any donation would be gladly accepted.

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One Winter’s Night

Things are hitting high gear in preparation for our annual One Winter Night. You probably know at least some things about our One Winter Night sleep outside event last year. Would you consider being a participant for us this year? The mayor, police chiefs and several pastors have agreed to take part so far. Please consider being a supporter of C-U at Home in this powerful way. The date is Friday, February 1, 2012.  (more…)
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January 10th, 2013 Newsletter

PROGRAM

(notes courteous of the erudite Mary Hodson)

Harold announced that Andrew won the Rotary Foundation Bowl. The Bowl raised $360, with half the proceeds going to the Foundation. The other half went to Andrew’s retirement fund.

Robb announced that the Fruit Fundraiser had raised over $10,000 and reminded everyone to turn in any remaining proceeds.  Rumor has it that Ed Perry still has a case of grapefruit to sell if there are any takers.

President Jeff announced that the January 17 meeting would be a club assembly discussing, in particular, the 25th anniversary of CU Sunrise. New member orientation will be held at 7 PM that same evening at Ata’s (recently renovated) home.

Jeff also announced that Mike Snow from the Mattoon Club has been selected to serve as the team leader of the GSE team that will go to Northern Italy from May 15 to June 15. Applications are still open for team members who must be under 40 and non-Rotarians. Contact Jeff if you know of a good candidate. Also be sure to contact Jeff if you like mopeds.

The Rotary Leadership Institute will be held at Richland College on February 16. CU Sunrise will pay the fee for any member who attends.

 

PROGRAM

Tom Ulen introduced Michael Murphy, Professor Emeritus of Nutrition, UI Department of Animal Sciences and the Division of Nutritional Science.

Professor Murphy spoke about the research done by his students for a History of Nutrition course. They looked at diets listed by Louise Foxcroft in “Calories and Corsets”, a history of dieting over 2,000 years.

Professor Murphy assigned one diet to each of the students. They compared the diets for requirements and recommendations for nutrients as well as for the ability to sustain weight loss. Most of the diets did not provide the nutrients recommended by the CDC.

The conclusion was that that “quick-fix” fad diets do not work. A sustained weight loss requires a change in habits. Michael recommended reading “The Power of Habit”.

 

Jan 17th Jan 24th Jan 31st Feb 7th
Introductions Paul Conforti Ata Durukan Jim Gould Patrice Grant
Invocation Gary Olsen Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Greeters Paul Conforti Ata Durukan Jim Gould Patrice Grant
John McDaniel Penn Nelson Gary Olsen Scott Paceley
Song Leader Benny Lapid Hang Liang Barb Lintner BJ Lytle
Notetaker Lintner Conforti Chamberlain Perry

Upcoming Schedule

Jan 17 – Club Assembly

Jan 24 – Sara Thompson, Illinois Leadership Center

Jan 31 –

Feb 7 – Rick Davison

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Welcome our newest members to C-U Sunrise Rotary Club

Laura Auteberry (center left) and Phillip HoltHaus (center right) with sponsors Jeff Van Buren and Penn Nelson

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2012 CU Sunrise Rotary Foundation Bowl

Congrats Andrew! You are $180 richer! I’ll bring your $ on Thursday and present the Foundation with $180 at that same time.

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Invitation to Zone 30 Peace Forum

From: DG Gordon to All District 6490 Rotarians

I am pleased to convey this information to you about a special event being held in Zone 30 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, on March 9, 2013. The three Rotary clubs in Oak Ridge and District 6780 will hold a Peace Forum and RIP Sakuji Tanaka will be present. As far as DG Jack Bailey knows, this is the only locally sponsored forum in the continental U.S. that President Tanaka will attend. DG Jack and the Peace Forum Committee extends a cordial invitation to all Rotarians in Zones 30 and 31 to participate. (more…)

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2012- 2013 Rotary District Awards

Has your club initiated a new project that you would like to tell other clubs about? Do you have an outstanding member whom we should get to know? Nominating a club for a District Achievement Award is a way of sharing your club’s great ideas with other clubs in the district. Nominating a member of your club for a district award not only thanks and recognizes that individual, but gives inspiration to the rest of us! (more…)

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