(Notes provided by Allan Penwell).
The Rotary Minute
Allan provided this week’s Rotary Minute. He was raised in Pana, Illinois and graduated from Knox College. After graduation he served on active duty for two years as an army artillery officer of which one year was in combat with the 9th Infantry Division in the Mekong Delta. After the army he completed an MBA at Eastern Illinois University, and then was a commercial lender in the banking business for 43 years. Allan has four children and was married for 32 years. His wife, Jan, passed away two years ago.
Allan’s little known and unremarkable facts: (1) Saw a bullfight in Mexico City, and the bull lost. (2) Was salute battery commander at Fort Bliss because the previous second lieutenant fired only 18 guns on a 19-gun salute. (3) Eagle Scout and attended the 1960 Jamboree. (4) His cousin Crissy did bird calls on Johnny Carson. (5) Santana is on his iTunes, and he is currently binge watching Futurama and Downton Abbey.
There is no Sunrise Rotary meeting on Thanksgiving Day.
All of you know this, but fruit orders need to be into Robb or Jack.
Diana is working on the Christmas party, and she needs names of children who will be there. Also be sure to give her the age of the child and an appropriate present for them.
As of last meeting, Rod is looking for one more bell ringer for December 14th. Contact Rod if you can help.
Phyllis introduced Terry McLennand who is Director of External Affairs at the Prairie Research Institute. PRI was assembled six years ago from five different scientific entities in the State of Illinois. These include: the Illinois Natural History Survey, the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, the Illinois State Geological Survey, the Illinois State Water Survey, and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center. Most of these entities, including the PRI library, are located in the South Oak Street area on campus.
All of these surveys contribute a significant wealth of information to scientific research, the natural environment, history, and for use in Illinois industry and business. Some funding comes from the State of Illinois but also from grants and contracts as well as gifts.
There are many specific areas of research in which PRI is involved such as climate change, water supply,CO2 emissions, geologic mapping, and identification of archaeological and cultural sites. Terry noted that many of the collections go back to the 1800’s, and Illinois has one of the most extensive systems for maintaining information for the state, municipalities, and research.
|Nov 27th||Dec 4th||Dec 11th||Dec 18th|
|Introductions||No||Allan Penwell||Ed Perry||Holiday|
|Invocation||Meeting||Bryan Bradshaw||Keith Brandau||Party|
|Greeters||due||Allan Penwell||Ed Perry||means|
|to||Laura Auteberry||Oktay Baran||Chuck|
|Song Leader||surplus||Cary Woolard||Kris Young||wears|
|Rotary Minute||Turkeys||Ed Perry||Mitch Schluter||jacket|
December 4th – Dr. Patricia Barrett Malik, Interim Director, Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services, will discus the facilities and support that are available for students with disabilities at UIUC
December 11th – Sam Reese will discuss the history of Jazz and Chicago
December 18th – C-U Sunrise Rotary Holiday Party – don’t forget your fancy clothes!
December 25th – TBD
January 1st – TBD
January 8th – TBD
January 15th – Karen Pickard will speak about The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen
January 22nd – TBD
January 29th – Jill Knappenberger, will discuss her experience driving an ambulance in World War II