(noted provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)
President Jeff read a letter from Larry Craig, thanking our club for the PHF that he received at the 25th anniversary dinner. For many, many years, Larry has graciously allowed us to use his warehouse to store the fruit for the annual fruit sale.
Phil announced that his band, “Concordia”, would be playing July 29 at “Swine and Dine” in Effingham.
Chair of the Awards Committee Oktay thanked Jeff for a great year and thanked the “silent heroes” of CU Sunrise, the board members, our treasurer Jack, our secretary Ata, newsletter editor Andrew and webmaster Rod. Oktay and the Awards Committee gave gifts for perfect attendance and announced the following awards:
100% Attendance: Baran, Durukan, Hatfield, Hodson, Johnson, Kerins (schmuck), Krchak, McDaniel, Mischo, Olsen, Patton, Perry, Reifsteck, Roberts, Simpson, Van Buren
Alive, Alert, Awake, Enthusiastic Award, Neil Chamberlain
Courage Award, Allan Penwell
Distinguished Service Award, Ata Durakan
New Rotarian of the Year Award, Phyllis Mischo
Rotarian of the Year Award, Ed Perry
Jeff congratulated the club on attaining the four goals that he had set for the year: 500 hours of service, increased membership, attaining “Star Club” status and a successful 25th year anniversary event.
Jeff “passed the gavel” to our new President Chuck, who presented Jeff with mementos of his year as president, including a poster of the photos of the members of the “Jeff Van Buren Presidential Fan Club”!
|July 11th||July 18th||July 25th||August 1st|
|Introductions||Tod Satterthwaite||Mitch Schluter||Jen Shelby||Lou Simpson|
|Invocation||Patrice Grant||Bruce Hatfield||Mary Hodson||Phillip Holthaus|
|Greeters||Tod Satterthwaite||Mitch Schluter||Jen Shelby||Lou Simpson|
|Paul Conforti||Ata Durukan||Jim Gould||Patrice Grant|
|Song Leader||Oktay Baran||Eric Batsie||Alan Chalifoux||Neal Chamberlain|
|Next Weekend||Cody & Candy||McDaniel||Neal & Bernie||Simpson|
|Decker Garden||Reifsteck||Reifsteck||Van Buren||Van Buren|
July 4th – No meeting – talk to Chuck about pancake breakfast at his house
July 11th – Steve Shoemaker, President of Urbana Rotary, will discuss his radio show Keepin the Faith
July 18th – Charlie Linville, Ploughman Associates
July 25th – Kaizad Irini, Associate Professor of Horticulture and Agriculture at Parkland College
August 1st – Mike Thomas, Director of Athletics, UIUC
August 8th – Christine Catanzarite, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), UIUC
August 15th – TBD
September 12th – Dr. Peter Schiffer, Vice Chancellor for Research, UIUC