(notes provided by the crafty and courageous Barb Lintner)
Janice Ateer from DSC accepted a check from CU Sunrise for $5,150 to pay for a software package which can be used to generate pictures for clients to take with them as an aid to communication. CU Sunrise was awarded a Rotary District 6490 Grant for $2,000 and the club provided the rest to purchase the software. Thanks to Rod for his work on this project.
Jen announced that the Fur Ball, the annual Humane Society fundraiser will be held on October 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn.
Remember to bring potential members to next week’s meeting. U of I Women’s Volleyball Coach Kevin Hambly will be our speaker.
Volunteers are needed to help out at the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Run and Dye 5K race in October.
Special Note from Phyllis Mischo
Thanks to everyone who helped in the Decker Garden this year. I’ve met a lot of people there who comment on the Garden, talk about Don Decker, or takes pictures. Children dance on the keyboard and make music. The Garden brings joy and peace to visitors because of your efforts.
Last week I was working at the Garden and I talked with two people who knew Don Decker. It’s not unusual to hear stories of Don–told with fondness and thoughtfulness. Don must have been an extraordinary person to have left such wonderful memories with so many people.
More recently, Larry, Judy, Lou and I planted some tulip and daffodil bulbs and with luck we’ll see some spring color. Lou packed up the hose which means it’s the end of the gardening season.
It’s been my pleasure to help with the Garden this season. Gardeners are a bit like Cubs fans. Some plants exceed your expectations and some don’t ever show up—but there’s always next year!
Board members gave a brief overview and club members split into groups to hold committee meetings.
Club Service needs volunteers to plan and host the Christmas Party. A club social is in the planning stages for this fall.
New Generations reported that they have a meeting planned with Liz Deetz, the new Interact advisor at Central High School
Community Service will be conducting the Fruit Sale again this year but are also open to new fundraising ideas. Last year we sold 700 cases and made about $10,000. This year it will be a 3 week sale with delivery early in December.
Project Development will continue to work with the Food bank, Decker Garden, Habitat, Big Brother, and the Idea Store.
Vocational Services: Our scholarship has been upped to $2000 and expanded to nursing students. Dave Krchak will be in charge of the Parkland Scholarship this year.
International Service: We will work this year with the University YMCA which serves many international students.
Rotary Foundation: The committee will meet by email and plans to sponsor programs this year.
Shelterbox: Gary Olsen will speak about Shelterbox at a Women’s Club program in Monticello next month.
|Oct 2nd||Oct 9th||Oct 16th||Oct 23rd|
|Introductions||Barb Lintner||BJ Lytle||Ben Mast||John McDaniel|
|Invocation||Jen Shelby||Jeff Van Buren||Cary Woolard||Kris Young|
|Greeters||Barb Lintner||BJ Lytle||Ben Mast||John McDaniel|
|Rod Roberts||Jen Shelby||Lou Simpson||Jeff Van Buren|
|Song Leader||Scott Paceley||Robb Patton||Allan Penwell||Ed Perry|
|Rotary Minute||BJ Lytle||Ben Mast||John McDaniel||Phyllis Mischo|
October 2nd – Kevin Hambly, Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, University of Illinois
October 9th – Heidi Leuszler, Associate Professor of Biology, Parkland College, will discuss her time in Costa Rica
October 16th – Robin Christian Peters will discuss directing movies, interactive media, and video development
October 23rd – Dr. Paul Diehl, Henning Larsen Professor of Political Science, UIUC, will discuss international relations
October 30th – Joe Hooker, Assistant City Attorney for the City of Champaign, will discuss the Mahomet Aquifer
November 6th – Anne Sautman, Director of Education at Krannert Art Museum, will talk about KAM’s current exhibits of Goya prints and French WW I posters
November 13th – Carl Burkybile, Champaign Rotary World Community Service Co-chair, Caring for Kenya Director, Healing Hands International Director of Agriculture
November 20th – TBD