August 22nd, 2013 Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(noted provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)

 

See below for photos from this past Saturday’s CU Sunrise Habitat Build.

 

 

PROGRAM

Mary introduced Adam Booher, President of BUMP.   Adam and his classmate in the 2011 U of I Engineering class, Jonathan Naber, were intrigued by the Jaipur Foot, an inexpensive rubber foot developed and distributed by the Indian government.   The two of them wanted to develop a similarly inexpensive prosthetic arm.

There are an estimated 20-50 million people in the developing world that are missing limbs.  But less than 2% of those have access to prosthetic help.   Prosthetic limbs cost between $5,000 and $10,000 because they have to be custom fitted.

Today, BUMP, located in the Enterprise Works at the U of I Research Park, makes OpenSocket prosthetic arms that can be fitted and tightened using Jonathan’s and Adam’s ingenious design.  The OpenSocket arm can be produced and shipped for $500.

In the U.S. individuals who fit prosthetics are required to be certified.   Certification is not required in third world countries.  With 45 minutes of training, individuals can fit an OpenSocket arm in 30 minutes and the amputee can leave with a fully functioning limb.

BUMP is trying to build a network of field partners.   Jonathan and their friend Dave Krupa are currently setting up relationships with clinics in Central and South America.  They are currently working with a Rotarian physician in Honduras.   Champaign West Rotary is looking into the possibility of a collaboration with contacts they have made through  the Ministerios de Fey de Vida Nueva Children’s Home.

Individuals who would like to become supporters can go to their website, www.madebyBUMP.org.

 

August 29th Sept 5th Sept 12th Sept 19th
Introductions Harold Adams Curt Anderson Oktay Baran Eric Batsie
Invocation Dave Krchak Barb Lintner BJ Lytle Ben Mast
Greeters Harold Adams Curt Anderson Oktay Baran Eric Batsie
Andrew Kerins Dave Krchak Benny Lapid Barb Lintner
Song Leader Jim Gould Patrice Grant Bruce Hatfield Mary Hodson
Notetaker Lintner Conforti Chamberlain Perry
Decker Weeding Kerins
Next Weekend Family
Decker Garden Adams
Watering Family

 

Upcoming Schedule

August 29th – Mike Doyle, Executive Director of the University YMCA

September 5th – John Eby, Activities Program Manager for Student Life, Parkland College

September 12th – Dr. Peter Schiffer, Vice Chancellor for Research, UIUC

September 19th – Julie Melton, Director of Marketing & Development, Eastern Illinois Foodbank

September 26th – Steve Willette, owner of the Living Yoga Center in Urbana

October 3rd – TBD

October 10th – TBD

October 17th – TBD

October 24th – Rebecca Ginsburg, Director, Education Justice Project, UIUC

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Habitat for Humanity Build

A big thank you goes out to all those who participated in Saturday’s Habitat for Humanity build. It’s amazing how quickly things get done when you have an energetic group of Rotarians!

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C-U Sunrise Rotary Donates Bucket Money to Habitat for Humanity

This morning, president Chuck Reifsteck presented Kelly Hill from Habitat for Humanity a check for $350 collected from C-U Sunrise Bucket money over the past 2 months.

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C-U Sunrise Rotary Club Habitat Build This Saturday

The Habitat for Humanity house build for Saturday August 24th is at 1304 Williamsburg Dr. in Champaign from 8:00am-3:00pm.

When you arrive we will have everyone sign in, fill out safety waivers, and go over the days agenda.

A map is provided below.  Williamsburg is just off of Bradley avenue across from the Kraft plant.

Looks like it is going to be a warm day.  We will have water and sun block but it never hurts to have extra.

Please bring a lawn chair for lunch.  There is not much seating space outside.

 

Our tasks for the day include roofing the shed, siding the front of the house and some soffit work, repairing the front porch, staining the front porch railings, site/yard clean-up and picking huge overgrown weeds.  We will have everything you need but feel free to bring your favorite hammer or gloves.  No tools are necessary as we will have enough for everyone.

Thanks for participating,

Rod Roberts

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August 15th, 2013 Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Jack announced that Rotary Foundation donations have been sent in.

The Sunrise Board of Directors has voted to use $2,000 of our Foundation money for the fetal heart monitor project with the Konak (Turkey) Rotary Club.  This is a $50,000 project, and we are partnering with a German Rotary club along with a Rotary Foundation grant.

Phil announced that volunteers are needed to run the beer tent at the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival.  There were many comments and much interest from the members but necessarily to participate.

 

PROGRAM

 Assistant District Governor, Jon Rector, introduced our governor, Larry Pennie.  Larry was an educator and has been involved in many civic projects and associations.  He is a member of the Bloomington-Normal Sunset Rotary club.

Larry told the story of geese and how they use teamwork to fly long distances.  By flying in formation and changing leadership positions, the geese can fly 70% longer than flying individually.  Rotary leadership positions change every year which make our organization stronger.  More of us get involved in our districts and clubs, and more of our members become knowledgeable of Rotary and appreciate the many things we stand for and do.

Cliff Dochterman was RI president in 1992, and he used the example of an orchestra to demonstrate how different teams work together.  The strings are the most active.  The woodwinds are quiet.  The brass are always heard, and the percussion keeps the beat.  The stagehands are in the background and the ones who do all of the work in the beginning and the end.  All of us have a position in Rotary, and think about how you fit in.

We all have expectations.  We think about buying a car or going to a movie.  Sometimes the expectations come from someone else.  In our clubs we are expected to participate in projects.  We are expected to attend meetings.  We are expected to grow membership.  The district has expectations for this year which are to help our clubs.   There will be seminars and training to help us be better Rotarians.  We are working on a new data base and website.  The district will continue with our projects and hope that all of our members will be able to be sustaining Paul Harris Fellows by contributing $100 every year to the Rotary Foundation.

 

 

August 22nd August 29th Sept 5th Sept 12th
Introductions Kris Young Harold Adams Curt Anderson Oktay Baran
Invocation Dave Krchak Benny Lapid Barb Lintner BJ Lytle
Greeters Kris Young Harold Adams Curt Anderson Oktay Baran
Phillip Holthaus Andrew Kerins Dave Krchak Benny Lapid
Song Leader Ata Durukan Jim Gould Patrice Grant Bruce Hatfield
Notetaker Hodson Lintner Conforti Chamberlain
Decker Weeding Schluter Kerins
Next Weekend Family Family
Decker Garden Adams Adams
Watering Family Family

 

Upcoming Schedule

August 22nd – Adam Booher, UIUC Engineering graduate and President of BUMP, producers of OpenSocket prosthetic arms

August 29th – Mike Coyle, Executive Director of the University YMCA

September 5th – John Eby, Activities Program Manager for Student Life, Parkland College

September 12th – Dr. Peter Schiffer, Vice Chancellor for Research, UIUC

September 19th – Julie Melton, Director of Marketing & Development, Eastern Illinois Foodbank

September 26th – TBD

October 3rd – TBD

October 10th – TBD

October 17th – TBD

October 24th – Rebecca Ginsburg, Director, Education Justice Project, UIUC

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District Governor visits C-U Sunrise Rotary Club

District Governor Larry Pennie speaks to C-U Sunrise Rotary Club members on the topic of teamwork

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Lt. Governor Jon Rector introduces District Governor, Larry Pennie

Jon Rector introduces District Governor Larry Pennie at C-U Sunrise Rotary Club meeting on Thursday

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August 8th, 2013 Newsletter

Announcements
(notes provided by the distinguished gentleman from Puerto Rico, Eduardo Perry)

Our District Governor, Larry Pennie, will be our speaker this week. Board members are to attend a short meeting with the DG after the regular meeting. All club members, in particular our Club President, are asked to be on their best behavior.

Phillip announced that our club will be helping out the Wesley Food pantry this week. All are asked to sign up on-line at Wesley, info@wesleypantry.org.  They need help for the Thursday night food distribution. If you have not done this activity before, there is an hour long training session at 7:30pm Wednesday.

Rod announced that we are signed up to help with the Habitat home on Saturday, August 24th. If you have not signed up yet go to http://www.volunteerup.com/Login.asp?w=i&o=59),  or see Rod.

 

Program

 

Mary introduced Christine Catanzarite, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, OLLI. Chris has been with the University of Illinois since 1997.  She hasserved as the Senior Associate Director of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and currently also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies.

 

The Bernard Osher Foundation supports OLLI at UIUC as well as approximately 115 programs across the United States with more than 113,000 members. OLLI is for members over 50 years old who share the desire for lifelong learning. OLLI started at the University of Illinois in the fall of 2007 with 11 courses and 297 members and has grown to 40 courses and over 1,100 members. OLLI offers courses, programs and activities that include lectures, study groups, travel and even volunteering opportunities.

 

Current OLLI members here in CU range from age 50 to 96 and all have the desire to enrich their lives, remain intellectually engaged, wish to explore new ideas and may even want to get out of their comfort zone. A variety of classes are offered each session with speakers that are experts in their fields. Instructors have included Nobel Peace Prize winners, best-selling authors, and Chris has taught 2 film-related courses.

 

The OLLI program here continues to grow and the future is bright as The Bernard Osher Foundation recently awarded a $1 million endowment to the University of Illinois program. Additional information and how to become a member can be found at http://olli.illinois.edu/

 

August 15th August 22nd August 29th Sept 5th
Introductions Cary Woolard Kris Young Harold Adams Curt Anderson
Invocation Andrew Kerins Dave Krchak Benny Lapid Barb Lintner
Greeters Cary Woolard Kris Young Harold Adams Curt Anderson
Mary Hodson Phillip Holthaus Andrew Kerins Dave Krchak
Song Leader Paul Conforti Ata Durukan Jim Gould Patrice Grant
Notetaker Penwell Hodson Lintner Conforti
Decker Weeding Hatfield Schluter Kerins
Next Weekend Mischo Family Family
Decker Garden Krchak The Adams The Adams
Watering Family Family

Upcoming Schedule

August 15th – Larry Pennie, District Governor

August 22nd – Adam Booher, UIUC Engineering graduate and President of BUMP, producers of OpenSocket prosthetic arms

August 29th – TBD

September 5th – TBD

September 12th – Dr. Peter Schiffer, Vice Chancellor for Research, UIUC

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C-U Sunrise Rotary Recently Celebrated Our 25th Anniversary

The Desert at the 25th Anniversary Banquet (see more photos on our Facebook Page)

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August 1st, 2013 Newsletter

Announcements
(notes provided by the unconventional and unorthodox Paul Conforti)

If you donated blood in the past 4 weeks for Community Blood Services please advise Lou Simpson as this qualifies as a make-up. Pat Kovar of Champaign Rotary announced that the 14th Annual Rotary Blood Drive continued through August 3rd.

John McDaniel announced The Lou Henson—Illini Rebounders 12th Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana. Coach John Groce will be there with other special guests including of course Coach Henson. This year will feature a ladies division. Visit http://www.illinirebounders.com/ for more info.

 

Ed Perry announced there will be, in conjunction with the Wesley Evening Pantry, a Rotary orientation on August 14th in preparation for the August 15th Pantry distribution. Volunteering for this cause is a regular event for CU Sunrisers and all members are invited to regularly participate in this worthwhile and worthy cause for our community. Please see Ed if you are interested.


Program

Phyllis Mischo introduced our speaker Mike Thomas, Director of Athletics at the University of Illinois.

Mike Thomas is in his third year at the University of Illinois in 2013-14 after being named the school’s 18th director of athletics on Aug. 10, 2011. That follows six successful years as the director of athletics at the University of Cincinnati. A 28-year veteran of college athletics administration, Mike has continued to boost the Fighting Illini athletic program to national prominence in men’s and women’s sports.

Mike accepted the U of I job largely due to the high level of academics at the University citing it’s a lot easier working at the top academic school. Mike works within that context as the overall GPA for 19 sports for both the fall and spring semesters in 2012-13 was an impressive 3.12. Ten teams posted perfect scores of 1,000 in the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) for the 2011-12 academic year, including baseball, men’s golf, men’s gymnastics, men’s tennis, women’s cross country, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, soccer, women’s tennis, women’s track and field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball.

Mike has also has also emphasized the student-athlete as community leader, with annual community service last year exceeding 7,000 hours..

Other highlights from Mike Thomas’s presentation:

Launched the State Farm Center renovation project and received UI Board of Trustees approval to move forward with the $165 million project. Illinois signed a landmark 30-year, $60 million naming rights agreement with State Farm for the renovated State Farm Center, formerly known as Assembly Hall, in April 2013. It is the largest corporate naming rights deal for a college-only venue in the country.

Signed a 10-year agreement with Learfield Sports as the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics’ exclusive athletics marketing partner and multimedia rights holder, marking the first time DIA has outsourced its multimedia rights in a comprehensive package. DIA realized more than $2.3 million net increase in value year-over-year and estimates that the agreement will generate more than $60 million over its lifetime.

A $7.2 million project at Memorial Stadium that includes a new video board, ribbon boards, auxiliary video boards, sound system and control room was completed in time for the 2013 football season. Illinois also developed and launched a branding campaign in announcing the new athletic slogan – “Illinois. Our State. Our Team.” – around the state.

Fighting Illini teams won Big Ten championships in men’s golf and women’s indoor track and field in 2012-13. Wrestler Jesse Delgado, men’s gymnast Fred Hartville and women’s track athlete Ashley Spencer all won individual NCAA championships in their respective sports.

In his first year at Illinois, Thomas directed Fighting Illini teams that won a national championship in men’s gymnastics and Big Ten titles in women’s soccer, men’s gymnastics, men’s tennis and men’s golf, while also producing six NCAA individual champions, and 24 All-Americans in a wide range of sports.

Mike received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University in 1983, and his master’s degree in athletic administration from Western Illinois University in 1986. He and his wife, Jenifer, have four children: Vince, Joey, Mick and Meredith. Mike himself is the 5th of 10 siblings.

 

 

August 8th August 15th August 22nd August 29th
Introductions Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Kris Young Harold Adams
Invocation Andrew Kerins Andrew Kerins Dave Krchak Benny Lapid
Greeters Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Kris Young Harold Adams
Bruce Hatfield Mary Hodson Phillip Holthaus Andrew Kerins
Song Leader Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti Ata Durukan Jim Gould
Notetaker Perry Penwell Hodson Lintner
Decker Weeding Hatfield Hatfield Schluter Kerins
Next Weekend Chalifoux Mischo Family Family
Decker Garden Krchak Krchak Adams Adams
Watering Family Family

 

Upcoming Schedule

August 8th – Christine Catanzarite, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), UIUC

August 15th – Larry Pennie, District Governor

September 12th – Dr. Peter Schiffer, Vice Chancellor for Research, UIUC

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