(Notes provided by Allan Penwell)
Penn is selling raffle tickets at $20.00 each for the Champaign Park District Foundation. The winner gets a new car from Worden-Martin, and the drawing is on August 16th as part of the Taste of C-U. There are only 3,500 tickets available so break out your wallets now!
It was Pass the Gavel Day, and many thanks to Oktay for doing a great job. There were many people to thank for a great year, and we want to recognize those who make things happen in our club during the year:
Our officers who meet each and every month to run our club business are:
Director of Community Service
Director of Club Service
Director of Vocational Service
Director of International Service
Director of New Generation Services
Jeff Van Buren
Special thanks to Lou Simpson for keeping a record of our attendance. Another special thanks to Lou and Phyliss who are doing a phenomenal job with our Decker Garden, Andrew for his work with our newsletter, Rod for maintaining our website, Benny for his hours of photographic work, and to those note takers who take (mostly) wonderful notes for our newsletter.
Many thanks go to Mary Hudson, Ata Durukan and Gary Olsen, and others who have been representing our club at the district level, and in and out of town. Special thanks to all the past presidents and officers for their service.
Each Recognition Award is given to one of our own, who goes one step further, who have contributed significant amount of time and service to our club to help with others and the community. All of us know well that such outstanding services help building goodwill, provide humanitarian service, and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations.
Every year at the C-U Sunrise Rotary Club Pass the Gavel Day Ceremony, our members are recognized for their commitment to Rotary with perfect attendance at our weekly breakfast meetings and participating in make-up meeting opportunities at other clubs or volunteer programs. Eleven members had perfect attendance: Reuben Chambers, Ata Durukan, Mary Hodson, Dave Krchak, Gary Olsen, Scott Paceley, Ed Perry, Chuck Reifsteck, Tod Satterthwaite, Lou Simpson, and Oktay Baran.
Alive, Alert Awake, and Enthusiastic
The Don Decker Alive, Alert, Awake, & Enthusiastic award goes to Cary Woolard for making bucket money fun.
Our Courage Award goes to Coletta Ackermann.
Every year, we honor outstanding persons who, through their dedicated efforts, set high standards and achieve important goals. By honoring and recognizing outstanding individuals and highlighting the values of Rotary, this award may help inspire all of us to strive for worthy goals. This year’s winner of this award is Mary Hodson.
Ed Perry was scheduled to sing Nessum Dorma from Puccini’s Turandot, but deferred to make a special award. The Golden Pen award is one of the club’s moderately prestigious awards. The award of the Golden Pen goes to Allan Penwell for excellence in note taking (even though Andrew consistently corrected everything he wrote).
New Rotarian of the Year
This is one of our club’s most prestigious awards. The New Rotarian of the Year Award is presented to the member who has exemplified the “Service Above Self” motto by exhibiting outstanding service and has demonstrated commitment to the goals and visions of our club. This year the honor goes to Philip Holthaus as our 2013-2014 New Rotarian of the Year.
Rotarian of the Year
Every year our Awards Committee members select one Rotarian to receive the highest award we give to one of our own. The honor is presented to the Rotarian who best exemplifies the motto “Service Above Self,” both as a well-rounded Rotarian and as someone who goes a step further to help with our mission. This year our club’s highest honor, The Rotarian of the Year, goes to the recipient, Phyliss Mischo.
We thank Chuck for a great year and not breaking the gavel on ringing the bell. He received a past president’s pin and a gavel. At the same time we welcomed Tod Satterthwaite as the incoming president.
Chuck and Tod initiate a new tradition: the Presidential Fist Bump. Future Presidents will have to aim high in order to top this instant classic (pictured at left).
|July 3rd||July 10th||July 17th||July 24th|
|Introductions||Keith Brandau||Alan Chalifoux||Neal Chamberlain||Reuben Chambers|
|Invocation||Barb Lintner||BJ Lytle||Ben Mast||John McDaniel|
|Greeters||Keith Brandau||Alan Chalifoux||Neal Chamberlain||Reuben Chambers|
|Dave Krchak||Bob La Charite||BJ Lytle||Ben Mast|
|Song Leader||Mary Hodson||Phillip Holthaus||Larry Johnson||Nick Jungels|
|Rotary Minute||Eric Batsie||Keith Brandau||Neal Chamberlain||Reuben Chambers|
July 3rd – Susan Warsaw, September 11th volunteer from Champaign
July 10th – Lacey Rains-Lowe, City of Champaign Planner, will discuss the city’s Environmental Sustainability Plan
July 17th – Linda Tammen, UIUC College of Education, will discuss the upcoming Youth Literature Festival (Oct 16-18, 2014)
July 24th – TBD
July 31st – TBD
August 7th – TBD
August 14th – TBD
August 21st – TBD
Date TBD – Chuck Reifsteck will discuss the trials and tribulations of his life while in office, including all the controversial votes, vetoes, and videos