November 20th, 2014 Newsletter

(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.

Announcements

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.

Program

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
Notetaker of Perry Penwell red
Rotary Minute Turkeys Ed Perry Mitch Schluter jacket

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

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

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November 13th, 2014 Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(notes provided by the venerable Neal Chamberlain)

 

Sixty seconds of Fame, Review of Life by Rob Patton:  Family roots are in Flora, Illinois – grew up in Champaign – went to Southern Illinois University (where he met his future wife Vicki) to become a lawyer – got side tracked into being a musician – while playing music, worked as a TA with children who had a disability – applied for grad school at University of Illinois – took a part time job driving a bus for Champaign/Urbana MTD – worked 39 years for MTD advancing to become Director of Operations – Rob will be retiring at the end of this year – Rob still loves music currently playing with PBS (Patton/Brighton/Simon).  Rob and Vickie have two children, (John and Michelle) who are both living in theDenver,Coloradoarea – Rob has been a Rotarian for 25 years, serving as CUSR president in 1994.  (Note takers note – Rob supplied most of the above information because the notetaker could not read his own notes – thanks Rob, you made the editorial staff’s job a lot easier.)

 

We need one more Salvation Army bell ringer for December 13 – Wal-Mart (North Prospect).  Talk to Rod Roberts.

 

There was an EIFB food repack on 11/13/14.  Updates forthcoming.

 

Volunteers are having success selling fruit at other Rotary Clubs.  Some are fruitier than others.

 

Bucket money for November is for “Shop with a Cop.”

 

President Todd, (who was seeking sympathy by using crutches) explained that he injured his ankle playing basketball in the NBA.  Some skepticism was expressed as to which NBA league he was actually playing in.

 

Cungraetulatons two tha CUSR’s spillen bea teme – we are all proud of you.  Better luck next year!

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Kris Young introduced our speaker Carl Burkybile.  Carl grew up on a farm inCasey,Illinois.  He received his B.S. and M.S. in Agriculture Education from U. of I.  He taught high school agriculture for 32 years, and is now a member of Champaign Rotary Club.  He serves as the “Healing Hands International” Director of Agriculture.

 

Carl began his presentation by describing some of the poor sanitation problems he has observed in his 14 trips to Kenya.  He stated that 80% of rural Kenyans don’t have clean water.  Most of the water is from shallow dug wells which are contaminated.  Many families have to carry water up-to 4 miles for their sanitation and drinking needs.  Most of this water is carried on the backs of family members; some families are fortunate enough to have the use of a wheelbarrow or a donkey.

 

Carl explained that the best solution for providing pure drinking water is to drill deep (approximately 160 meters deep) wells.  The wells are equipped with a pump which pumps the water into a 24,000 liter tank which is supported by an elevated platform.  The pump is powered by electricity, if electricity is available; otherwise it is powered by a diesel engine.  The water is then available to individuals at a kiosk which has a faucet which they use to fill their 5 gallon containers.  The total cost of drilling the well, purchasing the tank, building the tank platform, and plumbing the kiosk is up-to $193,000.

 

There are currently eight Rotary Clubs (in the central Illinois area including CUSR) which are partnering with CRF (Christian Relief Funds) in an effort to provide clean water to the families of rural Kenya. With the successful completion of this two year partnership campaign, approximately 30,000 people will have clean water for their family

 

CUSR President Todd Satterthwaite presented Carl Burkybile with a $2000 check to be applied to the clean water campaign which Carl described in his presentation.

 

 

 

 

Nov 20th Nov 27th Dec 4th Dec 11th
Introductions Robb Patton No Allan Penwell Ed Perry
Invocation Oktay Baran Meeting Bryan Bradshaw Keith Brandau
Greeters Robb Patton due Allan Penwell Ed Perry
Curt Anderson to Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran
Song Leader Jeff Van Buren surplus Cary Woolard Kris Young
Notetaker Chamberlain of Perry Penwell
Rotary Minute Allan Penwell Turkeys Ed Perry Mitch Schluter

 

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

November 20th – Terry McLennand, Director, External Affairs, Prairie Research Institute (PRI), will discuss the breadth and depth of the organization he works for.  The Prairie Research Institute is home to more than 1,000 researchers and staff and $80+ million in external research funding; the Institute provides objective research, expertise, and data on the state’s natural and cultural resources.  The units of the PRI are the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois Archaeological Survey, Illinois Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

November 27th – Thanksgiving, no meeting

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

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C-U Sunrise Donates to Caring for Kenya Water Project

Club President Tod Satterthwaite (left) presents a a check to Carl Burkybile, Champaign Rotary World Community Service Co-chair, Caring for Kenya Director, for an upcoming deep well project in Kenya

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November 6th, 2014 Newsletter

 Announcements

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

 

Robb reminded everyone that the Fruit Sales are now up and running and everyone should be thinking Fruit! All orders need to be in by November 20th. That’s only two weeks away! Deliveries of the Fruit are set for the week of December 8th. Let’s see if we can meet our club goal of 20 cases a fruit or a $200 tax deductible contribution per member.

 

Rod announced two upcoming volunteer activities: First, Eastern Illinois Food bank Re-Pack will take place this Thursday  Nov. 13th. Let Phillip know if you plan to attend.  Second, we will ring bells for the Salvation Army Dec. 13th and Rod passed around the sign-up sheet.

 

Tom Hodson thanked everyone for contributing to Champaign West’s Poinsettia sales and noted that there is still plenty of time to make a purchase.

 

 

Program

 

Mary introduced Anne Sautman of the Krannert Art Museum.  Anne received her BS in Civil Engineering from the U of I and her Masters in Modern Art, Theory and Criticism from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. She worked four years at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2006 after winning the Illinois Art Education Association’s Museum of Art History Educator of the Year Award, she became the Director of Education at the Krannert Art Museum. Her program this morning focused mainly on the current KAM exhibition of the etchings created by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya between 1810 and 1814. Goya made these etchings during the Napoleonic invasion of Spain.

 

Anne began her program with a description of the actual etching process using copper plates and also provided information on the historic background of Spain and France leading up to the war. Goya made the etchings during the course of the war. After Napoleon was defeated in 1814 and the Spanish War of Independence had ended, only working proofs of the etchings had been run. It wasn’t until 1863 that the first editions of the etchings were published. 500 impressions were run for the first edition and Krannert Art Museum has a full set of the first editions on display. These 80 etchings comprise the series known as The Disasters of War and each etching was titled by Goya and grouped into five themes: Carnage, Atrocity, Martyrdom, Famine and the Emphatic Caprices.

 

Anne described another exhibit currently running in the Museum. It is a presentation of French World War I posters and photographs dealing with France’s national feelings of pride and were used as propaganda in support of the French War effort. The posters and photographs depict a sharp contrast to the Goya’s etching dealing with the disaster of war. Both exhibits run through the 23rd of December.

 

 

Nov 13th Nov 20th Nov 27th Dec 4th
Introductions Scott Paceley Robb Patton No Allan Penwell
Invocation Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran Meeting Bryan Bradshaw
Greeters Scott Paceley Robb Patton due Allan Penwell
Harold Adams Curt Anderson to Laura Auteberry
Song Leader Lou Simpson Jeff Van Buren surplus Cary Woolard
Notetaker Conforti Chamberlain of Perry
Rotary Minute Robb Patton Allan Penwell Turkeys Ed Perry

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

November 13th – Carl Burkybile, Champaign Rotary World Community Service Co-chair, Caring for Kenya Director, Healing Hands International Director of Agriculture

November 20th – Terry McLennand, Director, External Affairs, Prairie Research Institute (PRI), will discuss the breadth and depth of the organization he works for.  The Prairie Research Institute is home to more than 1,000 researchers and staff and $80+ million in external research funding; the Institute provides objective research, expertise, and data on the state’s natural and cultural resources.  The units of the PRI are the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois Archaeological Survey, Illinois Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

November 27th – Thanksgiving, no meeting

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

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2014 Football Guessing – Week 10 Results

C-U Sunrise is making a last minute run for the coveted trophy. We’re moving up in the ranks.

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October 30th, 2014 Newsletter

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

(noted provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)

 

The club wished Tom Ulen, in absentia, a happy birthday.

 

Tom Hodson from Champaign West is taking orders for Poinsettias.    They come in red, pink or white and are $10 each.   Please contact Tom at  tzhodson@gmail.com, if you would like to place an order.

 

Rob announced that the annual citrus fruit sale has begun.  Boxes of fruit will be sold for $25 each.   Our goal is to raise $10,000.  Members are asked to sell $200 worth or make a contribution in an equal amount.

 

Penn Nelson gave the Rotary Minute this week.  Considering that Penn had to squeeze in more years and life events than, say Andrew, this was quite a feat!   Penn was born in Milwaukee, and met his wife, Barb, while in college in Minnesota.   He worked for a clothing business that transferred him to Champaign.   When the clothing business was bought out, Penn purchased the local Norell franchise.  Penn later started Spherion.   Penn and Barb have two daughters.   One daughter lives in Florida where Penn and Barb spend their winters.   Their other daughter, Cindy Sommers, lives in Champaign with her husband and two children.  Cindy is a member of Champaign West Rotary.   Cindy began working for her Dad and eventually bought the Spherion business from him.   Penn is a past president of CU Sunrise.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Ed introduced Joe Hooker, Assistant City Attorney with the City of Champaign.   Joe has a MA in Urban and Regional Planning and a law degree from the U of I.   He is also an adjunct instructor with the U of I Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

 

Joe’s work for the City has emphasized planning and environmental issues.   He spoke on the City’s joint effort with 13 other local government entities to protect the Mahomet Aquifer from contamination from the chemical waste landfill near Clinton, IL.

 

The Clinton Landfill is located in the middle of the area overlying the Mahomet Aquifer.   The aquifer stretches from the Indiana border to the Illinois River.  Clinton Landfill, Inc, is a subsidiary of Area Disposal Services, Inc. and Peoria Disposal Company (PDC).  These two very large waste disposal corporations are headquartered in Peoria.  PDC provides hazardous waste disposal services to clients in 11 states throughout the Midwest.

 

The position of the intergovernmental coalition is that Clinton Landfill Inc. is violating the IL EPA by operating a chemical waste facility at its Landfill #3 unit without having obtained local sitting review approval from the DeWitt County Board.

 

At a 2002 hearing, the Vice President of Area Disposal Services, Inc., testified that Landfill #3 would not accept PCB contaminated waste in concentrations regulated by the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act or “special waste” that exhibit the characteristics of hazardous wastes as defined by State regulations.  Subsequently, the Illinois EPA issued a permit for the facility.

 

However, Area Disposal Services plan to expand its hazardous waste landfill in Peoria County was thwarted by Peoria voters in 2007.   In 2007, the Dewitt County Board, on the recommendation of its Finance Committee, approved an amendment to the host agreement, allowing them, in exchange for $50,000 per year, to build a chemical waste landfill and rail unloading facility.   In 2008, Clinton Landfill Inc. filed for a permit modification to allow it to utilize 22.5 acres of Landfill #3 for PCB and particularly toxic special wastes.

 

In 2012, the coalition of local governments filed a citizen’s complaint, alleging that Clinton Landfill #3 is accepting hazardous waste in violation of the State’s EPA Act on the grounds that a local hearing was not conducted.   Although they agreed that a hearing was not held, the EPA decided in favor of CLI based on the County Board’s approval.

 

The coalition, including the cities of Champaign, Urbana, Bloomington, Decatur, Tuscola and Monticello, the town of Normal, villages of Savoy and Forsyth, counties of Champaign, Piatt, McLean and Macon and the Mahomet Valley Water Authority, is appealing the decision of the Illinois EPA.

 

An environmental consultant hired by Mahomet Valley Water Authority has advised that CLI has underestimated the potential threat to drinking water based on erroneous characterizations of the geology and hydrology of the site and a reliance on inadequate computer models to predict future migration of contaminants from the facility and that they have failed to account for potential leaks after the thirty year post closure monitoring period required by law.

 

KPRG and Associates, Inc’s report and other important information about this issue are available at www.cleanwater4midIL.org.   You can also contact Joe at joseph.hooker@ci.champaign.il.us.

 

 

Nov 6 th Nov 13th Nov 20th Nov 27th
Introductions Gary Olsen Scott Paceley Robb Patton No
Invocation Curt Anderson Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran Meeting
Greeters Gary Olsen Scott Paceley Robb Patton due
Kris Young Harold Adams Curt Anderson to
Song Leader Jen Shelby Lou Simpson Jeff Van Buren surplus
Notetaker Lintner Conforti Chamberlain of
Rotary Minute Gary Olsen Robb Patton Allan Penwell Turkeys

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

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 – Terry McLennand, Director, External Affairs, Prairie Research Institute (PRI), will discuss the breadth and depth of the organization he works for.  The Prairie Research Institute is home to more than 1,000 researchers and staff and $80+ million in external research funding; the Institute provides objective research, expertise, and data on the state’s natural and cultural resources.  The units of the PRI are the Illinois Natural History Survey, Illinois Archaeological Survey, Illinois Geological Survey, Illinois State Water Survey, and the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.

November 27th – Thanksgiving, no meeting

December 4th – TBD

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!

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Get Ready for Some Fruit!

C-U Sunrise Annual Fundraiser is in full swing. Orders must be turned in by November 20th.

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November 2014 Rotary District 6490 Newsletter

C-U Sunrise Rotary Club is featured in this month’s newsletter for providing a donation to DSC.

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