Eastern Illinois Foodbank Volunteers

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Decker Garden Weeding and Watering Schedule

Download the schedule for weeding and watering below. The document is provided as an Excel document.

decker garden maintenance schedule

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May 23rd, 2013 Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(notes provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)

Paul Davis and Sandy Pistole from Champaign Rotary came to promote their club’s upcoming auction event, entitled A Night on Broadway.
David Krchak introduced Central High student Arati Pandel, recipient of the CU Sunrise scholarship, and her counselor Jennifer Stroud. Arati came from Nepal as a Junior and yet she is graduating 22nd in her class.  She will be studying Nursing at Parkland in the fall.   Before she starts the program, she is required to take the CNA course, which costs almost $1,000, which happens to be the amount of the scholarship.  Arati thanked CU Sunrise members for their help.
Jeff welcomed Nick Jungels into the club.  He is Director of Engineering at Cobalt Digital.  Nick was joined by his wife Sarah and daughters Lily, Lucy, Stella and Nora.
The 25th anniversary dinner will be held on June 15 at the Mass Transit Center.   Music will be provided by the Parkland Jazz Ensemble.
Coletta has rejoined the club.   She announced that her daughter’s cancer is responding well to the experimental treatment.
PROGRAM
Kris Young introduced Tom Ramage, President of Parkland College.   Dr. Ramage took questions from the members about Parkland.
Parkland’s current campus was built in 1973 and was short of space almost from the beginning.  The Applied Tech Center opened in September 2012 and a new student services center is being built that will free up room in the present building.   The Student Services Center will open in February.
The traditional community college funding model entailed 1/3 of funding coming from the State, 1/3 from local property taxes, and 1/3 from tuition.  Over the years, State funding has steadily declined, even as enrollment has increased.
High School students in the Parkland District can take Parkland classes at no cost if their high school will teach the Parkland approved course outline.   Between 800 to 1,000 dual enrollment students take Parkland classes each semester.
Parkland credits transfer to the University of Illinois and therefore to all Big Ten schools.  The large South Korean community in Champaign has made students in South Korea aware of Parkland offerings and many students there are taking on-line courses.
There is a waiting list for enrollment in some certificate and two year professional technical programs.   Students graduating with certain one year certificates and two year professional technical degrees have higher average salaries than students who graduate with four year degrees!
Eastern Illinois Foodbank
On Thursday, May 17th, 2013 a group of C-U Sunrise Rotarians and their family and friends gathered to help repack food at the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.  The photo above, submitted by the infamous Ed Perry, shows the group hard at work.  Significant progress was made, but volunteers complained about Mr. Perry’s insistence on listening to Motley Crue while they worked.

 

Special Presentation

New Rotarian Nick Jungels was recently accepted into the club.  In the photo above Nick is given his Rotary pin by President Jeff Van Buren.

 

May 30th June 6th June 13th June 20th
Introductions Allan Penwell Ed Perry Marsha Reardon Chuck Reifsteck
Invocation Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti Ata Durukan
Greeters Allan Penwell Ed Perry Marsha Reardon Chuck Reifsteck
Oktay Baran Eric Batsie Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain
Song Leader Lou Simpson Cary Woolard Kris Young Harold Adams
Notetaker Hodson Conforti Chamberlain Perry
Decker Weeding Baran Johnson Hodson Kamerer
Next Weekend Roberts Larry & Judy Chalifoux Jack & Carol
Decker Garden Simpson Johnson Johnson Simpson
Watering

 

Upcoming Schedule

May 30th – TBD

June 6th – Traci Barkley, Water Resources Scientist, Prairie Rivers Network

June 13th – Dr. William Forsythe, Bella Medical

June 20th – Benny Lapid

June 27th – Pass the Gavel, reign of Chuck the Terrible begins

July 4th – TBD

July 11th – TBD

July 18th – Charlie Linville with Ploughman Associates

July 25th – TBD

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Shelterbox on the Ground in Oklahoma

Rotarians,

A ShelterBox USA Response Team is on the ground in Oklahoma, assessing how SBUSA can provide equipment that will meet the needs and benefit tornado survivors the most. Read more to see how you can help us with our mission!

Let me know if you have the passion to join our District’s ShelterBox USA Committee effective in July 1, 2013. District Rotarian’s can still forward a check for $40.00 or more, made out to ShelterBox USA, and sent to me at the address below, if you want to participate in our 2012-2013 Disaster Survivors Program. So far this year, ShelterBox has responded to a global disaster once every thirteen days. Please help if you can.

To the many Rotarians who have already sent in your contributions, on behalf of the “Disaster Survivors”, I thank you!

Yours in Rotary and ShelterBox Service,

Gary L. Olsen, AIA
Chair, D.6490 ShelterBox USA Committee
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Shelterbox enroute to Oklahoma

http://www.shelterboxusa.org/news_global.php?id=1140

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May 16th, 2013 Newsletter

Announcements
(notes provided by the stylish, striped-tie-wearing Allan Penwell)

Our 25th Anniversary Celebration will be on June 15th at the Illinois Terminal.  Time is 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Cost will be $25.00 which includes dinner.  Rob Patton is work on entertainment.

On Thursday, May 16th several Rotarians and their friends and family helped out at the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.  Mary, Phyllis, Laura and her daughter, Larry and Judy Johnson, Neil and a visiting exchange student, and Ed added pretzel re-packing to our club’s repertoire of food re-packing.

 

Program

Our program featured David and Dorothy Deem who are upholsterers.  David has been in the business for 60 years which includes 25 years at Beck’s Country Store and 25 years as a master upholsterer at the U of I.  David also has taught in the adult education program at Parkland, and Ed and Penn have been in his classes.  Dorothy and David work side by side in the business and are dedicated to their craft.

David mentioned that he has re-upholstered the leather lounge chairs and sofa in the Illini Union, and it pains him to walk through and see students with their feet laid out over his work.  One of his favorite projects was working with Judy Ikenberry to reupholster dining room chairs at the president’s house.  Judy had several people help needlepoint all of the birds of Illinois, and David installed them on the seats.

David and Dorothy gave us a little Furniture 101.

-There are three types of fabrics:  decorative, service, and exterior.

-Protect your fabric with Scotchgard.  It helps to fight stains.

-The best furniture seats have springs that are hand-tied together.  The other is a no-sag spring that is nailed on the bottom of the seat.

 

David also demonstrated how to hold tacks in your mouth and use them with a tack hammer.  Caution:  Do not try this at home.

 

 

May 23rd May 30th June 6th June 13th
Introductions Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry Marsha Reardon
Invocation Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti
Greeters Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry Marsha Reardon
Curt Anderson Oktay Baran Eric Batsie Alan Chalifoux
Song Leader Jen Shelby Lou Simpson Cary Woolard Kris Young
Notetaker Patrice Grant Hodson Conforti Chamberlain

 

Upcoming Schedule

May 23rd – Dr. Tom Ramage, President of Parkland College

May 30th – TBD

June 6th – Traci Barkley, Water Resources Scientist, Prairie Rivers Network

June 13th – Dr. William Forsythe, Bella Medical

June 20th – Benny Lapid

July 18th – Charlie Linville with Ploughman Associates

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C-U Sunrise 25th Anniversary Gala Event!

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May 9th, 2013 Newsletter

 Announcements
(notes provided by the distinguished gentleman from Connecticut, Ed Perry)

Lou announced that the spring weeding, planting and mulching will take place this Saturday (5/11/13), 10:00, am at the Decker Gardens.

Robb announced that our Club’s 25th anniversary celebration will take place June 15th at the Illinois Terminal Building in downtown Champaign. Cocktails at 6pm with dinner at 7pm. More information and details will be coming!

Jeff announced that on May 15th and 16th interviews will take place for possible outbound Rotary exchange students. Every one can attend. See Jeff for more info.

 

 Program

Debbie Hirschi, past president of Champaign West Rotary, presented information and a video on the Honduras Children’s home that the Champaign West Rotary Club has helping since 2006. The Children’s Home was started in Honduras after a Hurricane devastated the country and left many children in need. This has become Champaign West’s International Rotary project.

Debbie and her husband were instrumental in getting the project started, and Champaign West Rotary continues to help every year in various ways. A few examples on how they have helped include the building of classrooms, providing lap top computers and furniture, running sewer lines, providing water and water filtration systems and scholarships for the children to further their education.

Debbie, her husband, and several other Rotarians will be going back this November 13 thru the 17th. This year they are planning several activities, one of which may include bringing several universal arm prosthesis to donate. Debbie invited anyone interested from our club to go with them in November. (Mary Hodson has gone a few times). It will be a volunteer trip you will never forget.

 

 

May 16th May 23rd May 30th June 6th
Introductions Tod Satterthwaite Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry
Invocation Eric Batsie Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers
Greeters Tod Satterthwaite Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry
Harold Adams Curt Anderson Oktay Baran Eric Batsie
Song Leader Mitch Schluter Jen Shelby Lou Simpson Cary Woolard
Notetaker Penwell Lintner Hodson Conforti
Decker Weeding Simpson Simpson
Next Weekend
Decker Garden Simpson Simpson
Watering

 

Upcoming Schedule

May 16th – David and Dorothy Deem will discuss upholstering and furniture

May 23rd – Dr. Tom Ramage, President of Parkland College

May 30th – TBD

June 6th – Traci Barkley, Water Resources Scientist, Prairie Rivers Network

June 14th – TBD

June 20th – Benny Lapid

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May 2nd, 2013 Newsletter

Announcements

Lots of good news was shared.  Stay tuned to next week’s Newsletter to read all about them.

Program

Ida Simila, our RYE student from Finland, gave a presentation about her time in the U.S.  She enjoyed making new friends and getting to know more about American culture.  Ida was appreciative of her host families and the opportunities they provided in C-U as well as to travel to different parts of the country.

 

Special Presentation

Suzanna Storms, President of UIUC Rotaract, presented a check to C-U Sunrise President Jeff Van Buren.  Ms. Storms and her fellow Rotaracters held several fundraisers this year to raise money for Shelterbox USA.  Thank you for all of your efforts!

 

 

May 9th May 16th May 23rd May 30th
Introductions Penn Nelson Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Invocation Oktay Baran Eric Batsie Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain
Greeters Penn Nelson Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Kris Young Harold Adams Curt Anderson Oktay Baran
Song Leader Tod Satterthwaite Mitch Schluter Jen Shelby Lou Simpson
Notetaker Perry Penwell Hodson Lintner

 

Upcoming Schedule

May 9th – Debbie Hirschi from Champaign West will discuss their project with the Ministerios de Fey Vida Nueva in Honduras

May 16th – David and Dorothy Deem will discuss upholstering and furniture

May 23rd – Dr. Tom Ramage, President of Parkland College

May 30th – TBD

June 6th – Traci Barkley, Water Resources Scientist, Prairie Rivers Network

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Silent Auction of Club Baskets Raises $6,400 for ShelterBox

The following twenty-nine D. 6490 Rotary Clubs provided thirty Baskets to be auctioned off during the two days, April 19th and 20th, of this year’s District Conference, District Governor Gordon Bidner, presiding. DG Gordon announced that the proceeds of this year’s Basket Auction would be given to ShelterBox USA, as had the previous year’s DG Ron Schettler.
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