February 19th, 2015 Newsletter

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

(notes provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)

Laura was not present; so be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday when you see her.

Rod announced that we still need bowlers for the Bowl A Thon on March 6 and readers for Read Across America on March 7.  Please contact Rod if you would like to participate.

Tod announced that Sola Gratia Farm will be having a fundraiser at 7:30pm on February 24th, 2015 at The Art Theater. The film “Place at the Table” will be shown.   The tickets are $10 at the door.

 

Andrew announced (to himself since he was unable to attend last week’s meeting) that a free screening of the documentary Awaken The Dragon will take place at 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at The Art Theater.  The film deals with a group of people who take on an interesting activity in order to reclaim their lives after surviving cancer.  Admission is free, and donations will go to provide comfort items to patients receiving cancer treatment at Carle.  See here for more details: http://www.awakenthedragon.com/

 

PROGRAM
Bob introduced Dr. James Leonard, President and CEO of Carle Foundation.  Dr. Leonard is originally from Morris, IL, and his parents still live there.  He attended the University of Illinois School of Medicine and is certified in Family Practice.   He joined Carle in 1984 and became CEO in 2000.   He is the immediate past President of the Illinois Hospital Association’s Board of Directors and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Hospital Association.

Carle Foundation is the not-for-profit parent of an integrated health system with includes Carle Foundation Hospital, Carle Physician Group and Health Alliance Medical Plans, with over 6,000 employees.  It is ranked number 14 in Illinois by US News and World Report.   Dr. Leonard was excited to announce that Carle has just been named a “Magnet” Facility.  He explained that only about 6% of U.S. hospitals attain that designation.

Dr. Leonard talked about three topics, the state of healthcare in general, healthcare at Carle specifically and the proposal to bring a college of Medicine to Champaign Urbana.

He attributes the increased cost of healthcare to the technological and pharmaceutical advances that have increased life expectancy.   Decisions are being made now to implement a transition from a “fee for service” model to “value based care’.    His description of “value based care’ is “putting less money in the pot and getting a better result while giving more people access to health care.   He said, “We are asking the staff at Carle to deliver medicine in a way that they were not trained to do, as a team based effort.”

By whom, how and where care is delivered will change.   Appointments may be on the computer, not face to face.   According to Dr. Leonard, “Today, accountability at the individual level is almost nothing.” and that needs to change, too.

In the last 10-15 years, Carle has changed.  They made the decision to be a “vertically integrated” organization rather than follow the “horizontally integrated” model followed by most U.S. hospitals that provide service at more than one hospital.”   Carle Hospital has gone from serving people from a 50 mile radius to serving people from a 200 mile radius, from as far away as Kentucky.

“Formerly, Carle served indigent people without Medicaid free of charge.  Now with ACA, more people have signed up for Medicaid, a number of them in the middle poverty range, ie, up to 250% of poverty level, get a little assistance with premiums.   They are insured, but the deductibles have changed.   These people used to get free coverage at Carle, but now they have to pay a deductible.”

Medicaid is moving to managed care in Illinois.   Dr. Leonard also likes Medicare Advantage as an alternative to traditional Medicare because “It brings money to the table and allows institutions to get the money up front.”

Dr. Leonard also believes that bringing the College of Medicine to Champaign Urbana could be a game changer for our community and downstate Illinois.  “It may be the only thing that brings new growth to Champaign Urbana.”

 

 

Feb 26th Mar 5th Mar 12th Mar 19th
Introductions No regular Curt Anderson Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran
Invocation C-U Sunrise Mary Hodson Phillip Holthaus Larry Johnson
Greeters Meeting Curt Anderson Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran
This Week Ata Durukan Bruce Hatfield Mary Hodson
Song Leader Go to Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti Molly Delaney
Notetaker Round Barn Lintner Conforti Chamberlain
Rotary Minute on Weds, 2/25 Oktay Baran Keith Brandau Alan Chalifoux

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

February 26th – Meeting canceled (All-Area Rotary meeting held on Weds, 2/25/15 at Round Barn)

March 5th – Kerris Lee, Parkland College and Unit 4 School Board member

March 12th – Brian Adams, Illinois Archaeological Survey, will discuss Civil War Archaeology in Champaign County

March 19th – Valerie Hotchkiss, Andrew Turyn Endowed Professor & Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, UIUC

March 26th – TBD

April 9th – Denise Martin will discuss Cradles to Careers

April 16th – TBD

April 23rd – Dr. Richard Fredrickson, Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, UIUC, will discuss services and research in veterinary medicine

April 30th – TBD

May 7th – TBD

May 14th – TBD

May 21st – Sam Banks, Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club

May 28th – Brian Williams, NBC news anchor, will discuss the importance of accuracy and integrity in wartime journalism

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February 12th, 2015 Newsletter

 Announcements

(Notes provided by Allan Penwell)

The annual all-club Rotary meeting is on Wednesday, February 25th, at the Round Barn Center.  Please sign up in advance.  Our club will not meet that week.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters bowling is on March 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. at Old Orchard Lanes.  Still looking for bowlers to sign up.

Read Across America is Saturday, March 7th.  Sign up to read to kids at Lincoln Square.

Laura announced that Jennifer Stroud is looking for speakers at Central High School to discuss their careers to students.

Kathy Rector reports that district conference is May 2-3, and it will include a youth conference.

Bucket money for this month goes to the St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy.  This is an after-school program which has UIUC sponsorship and provides hands-on science to African-American boys.

 

Program

Tom Ulen introduced Barbara Gillespie-Washington who is the founder and leader of the local chapter of ACT-SO which stands for Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological, and Scientific Olympics.  ACT-SO is a yearlong youth achievement program sponsored by the NAACP designed to recruit, stimulate, and encourage high academic and cultural achievement among high school students of African descent.

There are 25 categories of competition in the sciences, humanities, business, performing, and visual arts with local and national competitions. The local chapter raises funds through car washes, leaf raking, bake sales, etc. in order to send local students to the national competitions.  The nationals have been held in Disney World, Miami, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and other major cities.  All of this is to make a difference in the lives of young people.

March 27th is the local competition, and the awards ceremony is on May 2nd.  Winners may get to go the national competition based on their scores.  Twenty-five students now participate, and Barbara is looking to increase that number.

 

 

 

Feb 19th Feb 26th Mar 5th Mar 12th
Introductions Harold Adams No regular Curt Anderson Laura Auteberry
Invocation Bruce Hatfield C-U Sunrise Mary Hodson Phillip Holthaus
Greeters Harold Adams Meeting Curt Anderson Laura Auteberry
Molly Delaney This Week Ata Durukan Bruce Hatfield
Song Leader Neal Chamberlain Go to Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti
Notetaker Hodson Round Barn Lintner Conforti
Rotary Minute Laura Auteberry on Weds, 2/25 Oktay Baran Keith Brandau

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

February 19th – Dr. James Leonard, CEO of Carle Hospital, will discuss the challenges with health care in the future

February 26th – Meeting canceled (All-Area Rotary meeting held on Weds, 2/25/15 at Round Barn)

March 5th – TBD

March 12th – Brian Adams, Illinois Archaeological Survey, will discuss Civil War Archaeology in Champaign County

March 19th – Valerie Hotchkiss, Andrew Turyn Endowed Professor & Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, UIUC

March 26th – TBD

April 9th – Denise Martin will discuss Cradles to Careers

April 16th – TBD

April 23rd – Dr. Richard Fredrickson, Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, UIUC, will discuss services and research in veterinary medicine

April 30th – Brian Williams, NBC news anchor, will discuss the importance of accuracy and integrity in wartime journalism

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February 5th, 2015 Newsletter

 Announcements

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

 

Tod reminded everyone that this year’s All Rotary meeting will be held on February 25th at noon at the Round Barn Center. Cost will be $10 and should be given to Jen. Our regular meeting on Thursday the 26th is cancelled.

 

Rod passed around a sign-in sheet for the Bowling Teams that will take part in the fund raiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters On Friday evening, March 6th.

 

Rod also reminded everyone that people are needed for Read Across America on Saturday, March 7th.

 

Mary announced that Centennial High School Chorus has not yet met their fundraising goal for their trip to Memphis later this month. A $50 donation for this fundraiser will also get you 11 monthly flower arrangements from the Blossom Basket. See Mary for more information.

 

Cary noted that this year’s “All Out A Cappella” will be held Saturday, February 21, at the Unity High School Auditorium. The money raised goes to scholarships. See Unitymusicboosters.org for more information.

 

 

Program

 

Phyllis introduced Nathan Montgomery, Executive Director of Salt & Light Ministries. Nathan presented information on their Gleanings Food Co-0p program. Among its many charitable programs, Salt & Light has provided a food pantry for many years. The food Pantry served up to 400 Families every Wednesday, and it now has taken on an added direction.

 

Now the participants will gain access to the pantry/store after earning store credits by working at local non-profit organizations. With this emphasis, the participants are not only receiving food and clothing but are giving something back to the community.

 

Salt & Light’s Gleaning’s program contains this new emphasis to engage poverty and help the participants to use their abilities to provide food and clothing for themselves and family.  Salt & Light believes each participant has something to offer and that will help improve their self-dignity and find purpose in their lives.  This shift has been in the planning stages for two years and requires new thinking and actions. Salt & Light provides the needed education and peer support for the participants.

 

For more information please visit their wed site or contact Jennifer Milazzo at Jennifer@salt and light ministry.org.

 

At the end of the program, President Tod presented Nathan a check from the club’s bucket money.

 

Feb 12th Feb 19th Feb 26th Mar 5th
Introductions Kris Young Harold Adams Curt Anderson Laura Auteberry
Invocation Ata Durukan Bruce Hatfield Mary Hodson Phillip Holthaus
Greeters Kris Young Harold Adams Curt Anderson Laura Auteberry
Paul Conforti Molly Delaney Ata Durukan Bruce Hatfield
Song Leader Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti
Notetaker Penwell Hodson Lintner Conforti
Rotary Minute Curt Anderson Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran Keith Brandau

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

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 – Meeting canceled (All-Area Rotary meeting held on Weds, 2/25/15 at Round Barn)

March 5th – TBD

March 12th – Brian Adams, Illinois Archaeological Survey, will discuss Civil War Archaeology in Champaign County

March 19th – TBD

March 26th – TBD

April 9th – Denise Martin will discuss Cradles to Careers

April 16th – TBD

April 23rd – Brian Williams, NBC news anchor, will discuss the importance of accuracy and integrity in wartime journalism

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January 29th, 2015 Newsletter

 Announcements

(notes provided by the unconventional and unorthodox Paul Conforti)

 

Beginning Feb 5th: CU Sunrise Rotary’s version of the popular game show Beat the Clock begins in which each meeting  a contestant (club member) will have 60 seconds to answer a randomly chosen question as that questions pertains to their life experiences and Rotary in particular. Our first contestant will be Harold Adams. Harold, come on down!

 

Mary Hodson is looking for book mentors.  Please contact her if you’d like to mentor books.

 

Rod Roberts announced two upcoming events: First, on at 6pm on Friday, March 6 we will participate in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Bowl-a-Thon. See Rod to get on a team as a bowler, an alternate or a cheer leader / beverage runner.  Second, on Saturday, March 7th we would like to participate in Read Across America (stay tuned for more info on this event).

 

 

 

Program

 

Mary Hodson introduced our speaker Mosbah Kushad who is an associate professor of crop sciences at the UIUC. Professor Kushad is a native of Libya and his talk was about his native country: its culture, Libya’s current state of affairs, and in particular the extensive amount of ancient Roman ruins one can find in Libya.

 

Libya is a country of 6 million people with a landmass about the size of Alaska. Libya’s population is 80% Arab descent, 9% Berber, 6% African, 3% Tuareg, and 3% other. There are approximately 140 tribes each separated by the tribe’s own region/city. Libya has the largest segment of the Sahara Desert, and there are no rivers in the country.

 

Libya has many notable ruins from the Phoenician and Roman eras.  The most extensive ruins are Leptis Magna, a prominent city of the Roman Empire. Leptis Magna is located in Khoms, 81 miles east of Tripoli, on the coast. The site is one of the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the Mediterranean. Professor Kushad’s slide show contained spectacular photography that he took during a visit he made there with his family. (see email forwarded from Paul).

 

Professor Kushad hopes that someday Libya’s historical assets will be made available to tourism. The political climate is currently unstable, and oil revenues are such that the need to develop tourism as a revenue stream does not exist.

 

 

Feb 5th Feb 12th Feb 19th Feb 26th
Introductions Cary Woolard Kris Young Harold Adams Curt Anderson
Invocation Molly Delaney Ata Durukan Bruce Hatfield Mary Hodson
Greeters Cary Woolard Kris Young Harold Adams Curt Anderson
Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti Molly Delaney Ata Durukan
Song Leader Keith Brandau Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers
Notetaker Perry Penwell Hodson Lintner
Rotary Minute Harold Adams Curt Anderson Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

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 – Brian Adams, Illinois Archaeological Survey, will discuss Civil War Archaeology in Champaign County

March 19th – TBD

March 26th – TBD

April 9th – Denise Martin will discuss Cradles to Careers

April 16th – TBD

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