“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” ― Buddha
(Notes provided by Allan Penwell)
Jack reported that all dues are now collected.
Rod announced that the Habitat for Humanity build at 903 W. Eads begins on August 1st. Everyone has received an email from Rod on details, but please give him a call if you wish to participate.
More volunteer stuff from Rod! Let him know if you would like to volunteer for the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival on August 28 and 29.
On August 6th, our new district governor, Surinder Sethi, will be at our club. Assistant Governor, Kathy Rector, will be here to introduce Surinder. Wear your Rotary bling.
Phil Hoggatt and Connie Vincent made an excellent presentation on hospice which has become a term all too familiar to many of us. While we know that the hospitals generally have a hospice program, there are also private companies such as Harbor Light Hospice where Connie works.
Healthcare is changing, and Medicare does not pay for some services, such as administration of pain management, like it used to. Dementia and Alzheimer’s are now only covered at the end stages of life when a patient is in the hospital. Hospice is able to fill these and others gaps in patient care and be called in at early diagnosis. Hospice employees are equipped to work with patients and caregivers to determine the best direction amidst the changing options.
Hospice can also provide treatment in hospitals and provide extra services to supplement those provided by nursing homes. Hospice social workers can step in to give family members a period of respite if they need to be gone for a short period. Hospice workers also provide palliative care when treatments are no longer wanted by patients. After a loved one passes, hospice has grief counseling and provides bereavement.
Phil is a hospice volunteer but was very involved with hospice when his wife was ill with dementia. He calls on facilities in Champaign and Ford counties. It’s rewarding to him to visit with families and help them with providing care to their loved ones. He gave us advice to make sure that everyone has a will, and their final wishes are known to their families.
|July 30th||Aug 6th||Aug 13th||Aug 20th|
|Introductions||Gary Olsen||Scott Paceley||Robb Patton||Allan Penwell|
|Invocation||Cary Woolard||Harold Adams||Curt Anderson||Laura Auteberry|
|Greeters||Gary Olsen||Scott Paceley||Robb Patton||Allan Penwell|
|Jen Shelby||Lou Simpson||Jeff Van Buren||Cary Woolard|
|Song Leader||Chuck Reifsteck||Rod Roberts||Tod Satterthwaite||Mitch Schluter|
|Rotary Minute||Scott Paceley||Robb Patton||Allan Penwell||Ed Perry|
|Decker Garden||Adams||Adams||Van Buren||Van Buren|
July 30th – Club Assembly
August 6th – Visit from District Governor
August 13th – Rick Manner, Executive Director of the Champaign-Urbana Sanitary District
August 20th – Jaymeet Attaway, part of the Rotary Group Study Exchange team that traveled to Denmark
August 27th – Barry Pittendrigh, Department of Entomology, UIUC
September 3rd – TBD
September 10th – Dan Olson, Executive Director, Champaign County Forest Preserve Distrct
September 17th – TBD
September 24th – TBD
October 1st – TBD
October 8th – Jessica DeYoung, Director of the C-U Special Recreation Program