(notes provided by the venerable Neal Chamberlain)
The invocation by was given by Reuben.
Tod announced that beginning next week the “Sixty Seconds of Fame” will be replaced. Tod distributed blank 3 x 5 cards to all Rotarians. On the card, each member was asked to write a suggested topic on which a Rotarian will be asked to speak. Each week in the future, a Rotarian will draw a card (blindly) and speak a maximum (or minimum, depending on the individual’s entertainment factor) of sixty seconds about the topic on the card he or she draws.
*Antonia Rivera, Rotary Youth Exchange Student, from Chile
*Deborah and Chris Miller, and daughters, Adele and Callie, Rotary Youth Exchange Host Family
*Robin and Phil Ferguson and son Andrew and daughter Callie, Rotary Youth Exchange Host Family
*Finn Kerins, with father Andrew. Note: Finn was much better dressed than his dad; it’s questionable whether Finn enjoyed the club’s rendition of Happy Birthday.
Sixty seconds of Fame – Review of Life by Lou Simpson
As our Sixty Minutes of Fame speaker we were fortunate to have Lou, a charter member of CUSR, chronicling the special events of his life. He started by asking if any other club member, except him, was born at Forbes Air Force, nearTopeka,Kansas. His early growing up years were in the Chicago suburbs. He attendedWesternIllinoisUniversity, Accounting – BB degree – 1976, Finance, MBA – 1977. Lou has kept busy since 1987 operating Simpson Accounting Services, Inc. He is married to Trina, who is a Receptionist, Secretary at theUniversityofIllinois, Department of Music. After a few years in the Champaign Rotary Club he chose to become a charter member of CUSR where he has served as Past President, 1990-1991, he is a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Benefactor – loves this club. He loves music (especially karaoke); he is a fan of almost all sports.
(Comment from Neal the Notetaker: we can all rejoice that Lou is a cancer survivor. When I joined the club 7+ years ago, Lou said to me he liked CUSR because club members were willing to work for the club and the community. I was impressed with the many ways in which Lou was, behind the scene, organizing/supporting many of CUSR’s activities. Our club is extremely fortunate to have a guy like Lou.)
Due to contrary communication between computer and projector the program was presented using the screen of a laptop computer, held by her host family father – but it worked out alright for the Antonia Rivera’s presentation.
Antonia is our club’s sponsored Rotary Youth Exchange student from La Serena, Chile. She did not hesitate to say that January inChileis much warmer than January inChampaign. She communicated very well as she described points of interest in her hometown. LaSerena is near the ocean making the beach and surfing a popular tourist attraction.
She described some of the foods of Chile as being more highly seasoned – but she has found the foods of Illinois very good. InChampaignshe enjoys dancing and playing soccer. She finds Central High School much different than her school in Chile – there is much more moving from room-to-room at Central, and the school as a whole is much larger.
Antonia said that her father is a manager in a company. Her mother makes paella (not sure of spelling) and serves it to guests and tourists.
Antonia was very impressive as she presented the program with poise and personality in spite of not being able to use the projection equipment. She is a very talented young lady – a tribute to Rotary Youth exchange, her family and her country.
|Jan 29th||Feb 5th||Feb 12th||Feb 19th|
|Introductions||Jeff Van Buren||Cary Woolard||Kris Young||Harold Adams|
|Invocation||Paul Conforti||Molly Delaney||Ata Durukan||Bruce Hatfield|
|Greeters||Jeff Van Buren||Cary Woolard||Kris Young||Harold Adams|
|Neal Chamberlain||Reuben Chambers||Paul Conforti||Molly Delaney|
|Song Leader||Oktay Baran||Keith Brandau||Alan Chalifoux||Neal Chamberlain|
January 29th – Dr. Mosbah Kushad from the College of ACES, UIUC, will discuss his home country of Libya
February 5th – Nathan Montgomery, Executive Director, Salt & Light Ministries
February 12th – Barbara Gillespie-Washington, found and leader of Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO)
February 19th – Dr. James Leonard, CEO of Carle Hospital, will discuss the challenges with health care in the future
February 26th – Sam Banks, CEO, Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club
March 5th – TBD
March 12th – TBD
March 19th – TBD
March 26th – TBD
April 9th – Denise Martin will discuss Cradles to Careers