(notes provided by the unconventional and unorthodox Paul Conforti)
The Rotary District 6490 Conference will be held Saturday-Sunday, May 2-3, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign. Register while there is still time!
Philip announced there will be an Eastern Illinois Foodbank repack event on Thursday, April 30th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
At our 4/30 meeting we will present our inaugural Outstanding Citizen Award to John Doll, a volunteer at the Empty Tomb. The award of $500 will be donated to the Empty Tomb.
Lynn Schmit from the Mahomet Club announced their annual Golf Outing / Fund Raiser to be held on Thursday, May 14th, 1pm at Lake of the Woods Golf Course. Cost is $360/foursome, $15/dinner.
For more information: www.mahometrotary.org
Tod announced that from May 2-10 Sola Gratia Farms will having a Spring Plant Sale, including farm grown vegetable plants along with herbs, heirlooms, perennials, flowers for hanging baskets, potting and bedding
Phyllis announced our speaker, Richard L. Fredrickson, Jr., Director & Clinical Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Fredrickson spoke primarily about a serious current news item, the Midwest outbreak of canine influenza.
Until veterinarians gain a better understanding of the cause of the current outbreak, Dr. Fredrickson recommends minimizing a dog’s exposure to other dogs if at all possible. Be alert to signs of coughing, especially if the dog has been exposed to other dogs in the previous two weeks. Keep pets up to date on vaccinations, and contact the family veterinarian with any concerns.
Dr. Fredrickson spoke about the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) involvement in zoological pathology. CVM has a full service diagnostics lab and has worked with various agencies and foundations such as Brookfield Zoo, Marine World, The Shedd Aquarium and the Cook County Forest Preserve.
CVM is a full service hospital and teaching hospital with specialties in oncology, cardiology and neurology.
The CVM provides a unique service through the referral diagnostic laboratory known as the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. In addition to providing full-service, all-species diagnostic assistance to practicing veterinarians and their clientele, the laboratory utilizes the latest technology derived from research activities in its diagnostic laboratories.
Dr Fredrickson remains directly involved not only directing the CVM but also teaches and performs research as an associate professor. For more information, see: vetmed.illinois.edu/
|Apr 30th||May 7th||May 14th||May 21st|
|Introductions||Molly Delaney||Ata Durukan||Bruce Hatfield||Mary Hodson|
|Invocation||John McDaniel||Jan Merchen||Phyllis Mischo||Gary Olsen|
|Greeters||Molly Delaney||Ata Durukan||Bruce Hatfield||Mary Hodson|
|BJ Lytle||Ben Mast||John McDaniel||Jan Merchen|
|Song Leader||Andrew Kerins||Dave Krchak||Bob La Charite||BJ Lytle|
|Rotary Minute||Bruce Hatfield||Mary Hodson||Phillip Holthaus||Andrew Kerins|
April 30th – C-U Sunrise Rotary’s Citizen of the Year Award presentation
May 7th – Winnie Crowder, Executive Director of the Reading Group, and former CU Sunrise Rotarian
May 14th – George Vargas, Champaign County Public Defender’s Office
May 21st – Sam Banks, Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club
May 28th – Antonia Rivera, Rotary Youth Exchange
June 4th – Maria Bohri, Learning in Community (LINC), Engineering Education projects, UIUC
June 11th – Kathie Spegal, Coordinator, Illinois Radio Reader, and former CU Sunrise Rotarian
June 18th – Andy Leipold will discuss grand juries and Ferguson, MO
June 25 – TBD
July 2 – TBD
July 9 – TBD
July 16 – Jen Shelby will discuss the Cannes Film Festival