September 26th, 2013 Newsletter

Announcements

Phil announced that on October 3rd, there will be a repack at Eastern Illinois Foodbank.  Time is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Reuben Chambers and Jeff Van Buren both announced that they are selling raffle tickets for CASA.  The winner of the raffle will receive $4,000 in Suzi Davis travel vouchers.

 

Program

Mary Hodson introduced Steven (Steve) Willette of Living Yoga Center in Urbana. Steve and his wife Sharon operate the center.

Steve has been practicing yoga for sixteen years and is in his tenth year of teaching.  His training began in 2001 with William Lawton Wilson, a direct student of Sri K. Pattabhi (Ashtanga).

Perhaps of greatest influence is Aadil Palkhivala (Purna Yoga). Purna means “whole” and as such, Purna Yoga is not only for the body, mind, and spirit, but also for the expanse of the Heart Center. Purna Yoga is an evolving yoga – learning from the past, acting in the present, and moving into the future.

No style of yoga practice is appropriate for every body; however, the practice of yoga is appropriate for everyone.  Every practice begins by assessing the availabilities and needs of each student, striving to create a group practice which is accessible, inspiring, and an adventure of self-discovery.

 

The highlight of the program had Steve taking a very well attended CU Sunrise Rotary through an actual 30-minute yoga class. We were very flexible in accommodating Steve.

Living Yoga Center is offering a special introductory rate for CU Sunrise members.  Be sure to check with Neal Chamberlain to see when he will attend upcoming classes – rumor has it that Neal is quite the Yogi.

 

Decker Garden

Laura Auteberry graciously submitted this photo of Decker Garden in Champaign.

 

Oct 3rd Oct 10th Oct 17th Oct 24th
Introductions Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti Molly Delaney
Invocation Phyllis Mischo Penn Nelson Gary Olsen Scott Paceley
Greeters Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti Molly Delaney
BJ Lytle John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo Penn Nelson
Song Leader Larry Johnson Andrew Kerins Dave Krchak Barb Lintner
Notetaker Hodson Lintner Conforti Chamberlain

 

Upcoming Schedule

October 3rd – Kristine Chalifoux, Champaign School Board

October 10th – Nancy Greenwalt, Director of Frances Nelson Health Center

October 17th – Jody Littleton, Associate Professor of Speech at Parkland College

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

October 31st – Kate Morgan Olsen will talk about her former work with No More Deaths

November 7th – TBD

November 14th – John Colombo, The Carle Problem

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Yoga Instruction at C-U Sunrise Rotary

 

Anyone up for some morning Yoga?

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Decker Gardens as Seen from the air

Decker Gardens

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September 19th, 2013 Newsletter

 

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

 

Bucket money for September will go to The March of Dimes.

Ruben is selling tickets at $20 apiece for a $4,000 Suzi Davis gift certificate.   Proceeds go to CASA.

Andrew Kerins and Ed Perry will lead a round table discussion at the next Club Social on the topic of “Growing Green with Storm Water”.

 

Program

 

Julie Melton, Director of Marketing & Development for the Eastern Illinois Food Bank, presented information regarding what the food bank does, who it serves and what are the future activities. EIFB stores and distributes food with the goal to to alleviate hunger in East Central Illinois. With a current staff of 20, it relies heavily on volunteers and donations for getting the food distributed. EIFB distributed 7.3 million pounds of dry food and 1.5 million pounds of fresh produce last year. The current need in our area is 17 million pounds and EIFB will continue to try and meet that demand. The three main methods for food distribution for EIFB is to deliver food to the local agencies in the area, to provide Food Mobile service to those areas in the region lacking in agencies and now a new program are the food pantries at schools.

This month is “Hunger Action Month” for EIFB with planned fund raising activities this month and thru the end of this year. September 26th is an open house at the Food Bank with tours of their facility and the recent addition to their cold storage capacity. A “Farm Dinner” fundraiser will take place on October 6th and a “Drive By” money donation activity with be take place on Dec. 12th in association with WCIA.

Julie thanked our club for our past support noting that they have calculated that our Club’s volunteer hours have contributed to the serving of 164,251 meals.  She hopes we will continue our support in the future.

 

Sept 26th Oct 3rd Oct 10th Oct 17th
Introductions Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti
Invocation John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo Penn Nelson Gary Olsen
Greeters Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti
BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo
Song Leader Phillip Holthaus Larry Johnson Andrew Kerins Dave Krchak
Notetaker Penwell Hodson Lintner Conforti

Upcoming Schedule

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

October 3rd – Kristine Chalifoux, Champaign School Board

October 10th – TBD

October 17th – Jody Littleton, Associate Professor of Speech at Parkland College

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

October 31st – Kate Morgan Olsen will talk about her former work with No More Deaths

November 7th – TBD

November 14th – John Colombo, The Carle Problem

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Download the Rotary District 6490 Newsletter

2013 September newsletter

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Phyllis Mischo becomes a Paul Harris Fellow

Phyllis Mischo and club president Chuck Reifsteck

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Foundation, Membership & Youth Service Seminars

The Foundation, Membership & Youth Service Seminars will be held in October:

Tuesday, October 8th: (Normal) Heartland Community College 1500 W. Raab, ACEC, Rm 2210

Tuesday, October 15th: (Effingham) First Baptist Church  213 W. Fayette Ave.

Tuesday, October 22nd: (Urbana) Carle Forum  611 W. Park St.

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September 12th, 2013 Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(notes courteous of the erudite Mary Hodson)
Rachel Miller invited members to attend the U of I Rotaract picnic from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Sept.17. Bring your own meet to grill. Cups, drinks, napkins and condiments will be provided.   Proceeds from the picnic will go to the Crisis Nursery.
Ruben is selling tickets at $20 apiece for a $4,000 Suzi Davis gift certificate.   Proceeds go to CASA.
President Chuck welcomed new member Robert La Charite to the club.  Bob is sponsored by Allan Penwell.
Bucket money for September will go to The March of Dimes.
PROGRAM
Phyllis introduced Dr. Peter Schiffer, Vice Chancellor of Research at the University of Illinois.   Dr. Shiffer came from Penn State one year ago. He pointed out that the University of Illinois is consistently among the top universities in NSF funded research and development activities.   The Research Park operations annually contribute $1.3 million in tax revenues to Champaign County and $4.1 million to the State of Illinois.
The Vice Chancellor for Research provides leadership and oversight to ensure the productive, safe and ethical conduct of research at the University.   His office oversees four big institutes on campus.
At the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, interdisciplinary research is done in the areas of physical science, computation, engineering, biology, behavior, cognition and neuroscience.
The Prairie Research Institute includes the former State Surveys, Natural History, Archaeology and the Water Surveys as well as Sustainable Technology.  The Prairie Research Institute has a separate budget from the main budget of the University.
The Institute for Genomic Biology hosts integrated genomics based research in energy use and production.   They have large grant funding from NASA and BP.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications enables scientists to develop simulations and study models that cannot be physically created in labs. They developed Mosaic, the first web browser, in 1983.  NCSA is home to Blue Waters, which employs 250.

President Chuck Reifsteck, aka Chuck the Terrible, presents member Phyllis Mischo with her Paul Harris Fellow pin and certificate.  Congratulations and thank you, Phyllis.

 

 

Sept 19th Sept 26th Oct 3rd Oct 10th
Introductions Eric Batsie Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers
Invocation Ben Mast John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo Penn Nelson
Greeters Eric Batsie Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers
Barb Lintner BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel
Song Leader Mary Hodson Phillip Holthaus Larry Johnson Andrew Kerins
Notetaker Perry Penwell Hodson Lintner

 

 

Upcoming Schedule

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

October 31st – Kate Morgan Olsen will talk about her former work with No More Deaths

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September 5th, 2013 Newsletter

 Announcements
(notes provided by the venerable Neal Chamberlain)

CUSR received a Thank You letter for our club’s recent participation in the Saturday Home Build that benefited Habitat for Humanity.

Save the Date of Friday, October 18, 2013 for the CASAblanca Fall Gala.  Dinner and movie at the I Hotel, proceeds are in support of Champaign County CASA.

Keith Brandau was introduced by President Chuck as CUSR’s new member of our club.  Highlights of Keith’s life and career are:

Has two children in college. Oldest son is a senior at the UI studying history and youngest son is a sophomore at ISU studying marketing.  Lead Structural Engineer with Fehr Graham in Champaign.  Graduate of UI with BS and MS in Civil Engineering.  Enjoys golf, fishing, camping and rental property projects.  Classification will be Structural Engineer – Municipal.  Goes on an annual fishing trip to Canada with family and friends that he talks about too much.  Was born and raised in Dixon, IL, the hometown of Ronald Reagan.  Engineering is a family tradition. Father, brother-in-law and a nephew all graduated from the UI in engineering. Two nephews are currently studying engineering at the University of Michigan.

 

Program

Our speaker, John Eby was introduced by Kris Young.  John serves as the Activity Program Manager at Parkland College .  John described the many tours which he organizes and conducts.  These tours are organized such that participants can enjoy their specific interest such as:

Ethnic Food – Travel to Chicago to the “Ethiopia Grocery Store” and to other ethnic food points of interest (in the Chicago area) including Bosnian, Persian, Romanian, Swedish and Indian.

Architectural – A scale model of Chicago at the Architectural Foundation.

River Cruise – More enjoyable than anything in Chicago except going to Wrigley to see the Cubs beat the Cards.

Art Institute of Chicago – Second largest art museum in the U.S.

Tiffany Treasure Tour – Tour of the beautiful Windows and Mosaics of the Chicago.

The Unique and Unknown – The Center Instructive and Outside Art.

The Roger Brown Study Collection – A Chicago Imaginist.

Oak Park – (Frank Lloyd Wright), Lizzardro Museum of Lapidary Art, Elmhurst Art Museum.

Indianapolis Museum of Art – Eighth Largest in U.S.

St Louis – Tour of the Hill.

John ended his presentation by encouraging us to contact him and suggest points of interest for future classes or tours. Contact Parkland College Community Education, Personal and Professional Classes (for all ages) 505, Phone 217-353-2055.

 

Sept 12th Sept 19th Sept 26th Oct 3rd
Introductions Oktay Baran Eric Batsie Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain
Invocation BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo
Greeters Oktay Baran Eric Batsie Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain
Benny Lapid Barb Lintner BJ Lytle Ben Mast
Song Leader Bruce Hatfield Mary Hodson Phillip Holthaus Larry Johnson
Notetaker Chamberlain Perry Penwell Hodson

 

Upcoming Schedule

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

October 31st – Jack O’Lantern, Wanda the Wicked Witch, and Chuck the Terrible will co-host a panel on feelings

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New Member Update!

Keith Brandau was inducted into the C-U Sunrise Rotary Club Thursday morning, September 5, 2013. Welcome Keith… you don’t know what your in for… 

Club President Chuck Reifsteck welcomes new member Keith Brandau

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