October 29th, 2015 Newsletter

 

 

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ? Robert Brault

 

Announcements

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

 

Mary noted that Champaign West is currently doing their annual Poinsettia Sale Fundraiser and forms are available on each table. See Mary of Tom Hodson for more info.

 

Rod announced that Eastern Illinois Food Bank has food re-packs and Foodmobile volunteer work coming up.  He will send out more information on dates and time.

 

Robb noted that the Spelling Bee is this Saturday and Billy became our third member of the team. All are welcome to attend and enjoy the event.

 

Our annual Fruit Sale Fundraiser officially starts next week. All orders will need to be in by Thanksgiving and fruit will be delivered in early December. More information will be sent out next week.

 

 

Program

 

Jen, Rod, Lou and Rubin presented up to date information on how to be digitally connected with Rotary.

 

Jen began with information on the Rotary District and Club Database site: www.dacdb.com/.  As club secretary, Jen uses this site to submit club monthly attendance data, update club location and times of meetings, Rotary Foundation reports, and publish Club events and fundraisers with district wide distribution. Club members can sign on and update their own data.

 

Rod gave us a tour of our club’s web site: http://cusunriserotary.org.  Using it’s simple username and password entry, Rod explained all that the site contains including membership listing, volunteer sign-up sheets and how to use it. Each member can get into the site and update their profile and information.  Fortunately, you cannot update someone else’s information.

 

Lou presented a site that he has put together in which he has stored our club’s historical data, photos and information. Each club member can contact Lou and request to become a member in order to add information to the site.

 

In addition to the above club digital sites, all members were encouraged to become a friend of our club’s Facebook page.

 

Nov 5th Nov 12th Nov 19th Nov 26th
Introductions Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran Keith Brandau No
Invocation Phillip Holthaus Robin Ferguson Andrew Kerins Meeting
Greeters Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran Keith Brandau on
Diana Dummitt Bruce Hatfield Darrell Hoemann Turkey
Song Leader Paul Conforti Molly Delaney Ata Durukan Day
Notetaker Perry Penwell Hodson

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

November 5th – Brenda Koenig, Director of the C-U Folk & Roots Festival

November 12th – Guy Fraker, attorney and Lincoln scholar

November 19th – TBD

November 26th – Thanksgiving, no meeting

December 3rd – Danda Beard and David Thiel, WILL

December 10th – TBD

December 17th – TBD

December 24th – Christmas Eve, no meeting

December 31st – New Year’s Eve, no meeting

January 7th – TBD

Feb 5 – Dr. Matthew Winters, Associate Professor of Political Science, UIUC, will present What Works in International Development: The Latest Evidence

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October 22nd, 2015 Newsletter

 

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway

 

Announcements

(notes provided by the crafty and courageous Barb Lintner).

 

There will be a Repack Tuesday, October 27 at 5:30 at the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

 

Next week our Club Assembly will include a technical demonstration of the CU Sunrise website and information on accessing the archives.

 

Rob and Jen are looking for a third person to represent CU Sunrise at the CU Schools Foundation Spelling Bee fundraiser on November 7.  Let Rob know if you are ready for an amazing experience and lots of good food and fun too.

 

Rob announced that he will soon have information on the Fruit Sale.

 

Mary attended the Bloomington-Normal Sunset Rotary Club and wanted us to know that they are live-streaming their meetings and you can make up.  See their Facebook page for more information.  Rod added that we should all be sure to Like our Facebook page.

 

 

Speaker

 

Mike De Lorenzo, Associate Chancellor at the University of Illinois has responsibility for Willard Airport in addition to others including athletics, public safety, parking, and governmental relations.

 

A Strategic Talk Force was formed about 18 months ago to study Willard uses and operations.  This group studied issues such as the impact of free parking versus the current $5 fee and found it to be an insignificant reason for use by those in our area.  Willard experiences some leakage to Indianapolis and Bloomington due partially by the cost per enplanement to those locations which is partially funded by local taxes.

 

Willard’s economic impact estimated at $102.8 million with 949 jobs, is great on a community that hosts a global university.   Willard has a 77% of on time arrivals compared to a 74% national average for regional airports.  Most delays, defined as anything over 16 minutes, were due to weather, maintenance, or late inbounds rather than operations.

 

In 1978 there were many airlines operating in the U.S. but consolidation has created a basic four, Delta, United, Southwest and American.  At present there are no direct east flights at Willard; Chicago and Dallas are the prime destinations.  For the University Washington D.C. is a chief destination.  A low-cost airline would be a nice addition for the community but at present Allegiant is not interested in regional service.   The top twelve local businesses were surveyed and most of their air travel originates at either the Chicago or Indianapolis airports.

 

Task Force results include the following improvements:

Create a new logo.

Change the management structure.  A new manager has been hired.

Create a community advisory board.  The new board has been formed from the task force.

Automate parking.

Improve taxi service at the airport.  Taxis in the past would not take credit cards.

Build a rental care facility.

Work with the village of Savoy to protect airport approaches.

Enhance revenue at the airport with the addition of other facilities such as tech parks.

Build a new tower.  Approved FAA funds are currently frozen.

Build a new larger hangar for overnight.  The 50 seat Envoy will be discontinued and replaced with a larger plane seating 75.

 

The good news is that currently the numbers using Willard Airport are increasing.  To see the new logo go to www.flycmi.com

 

 

 

Oct 29th Nov 5th Nov 12th Nov 19th
Introductions Harold Adams Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran Keith Brandau
Invocation Mary Hodson Phillip Holthaus Larry Johnson Andrew Kerins
Greeters Harold Adams Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran Keith Brandau
Ata Durukan Diana Dummitt Bruce Hatfield Darrell Hoemann
Song Leader Neal Chamberlain Paul Conforti Molly Delaney Ata Durukan
Notetaker Chamberlain Perry Penwell Hodson

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

October 29th – Club Assembly

November 5th – Brenda Koenig, Director of the C-U Folk & Roots Festival

November 12th – Guy Fraker, attorney and Lincoln scholar

November 19th – TBD

November 26th – Thanksgiving, no meeting

December 3rd – TBD

December 10th – TBD

December 17th – TBD

December 24th – Christmas Eve, no meeting

December 31st – New Year’s Eve, no meeting

January 7th – TBD

Feb 5 – Dr. Matthew Winters, Associate Professor of Political Science, UIUC, will present What Works in International Development: The Latest Evidence

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Mike Delorenzo spoke to C-U Sunrise regarding the airport

Associate Chancellor Mike Delorenzo spoke to C-U Sunrise Rotarians on October 22 about Willard Airport. He introduced some of the new branding recently produced as well as some of the plans the airport has to build and grow.

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Football Guessing Results – Week 7

C-U Sunrise is making it’s move to the top… improved our rankings this past week. Check out how you did.

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October 15th, 2015 Newsletter

 

 

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” ― Nelson Mandela

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(notes provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)

Molly Delaney invited everyone to attend the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation Adult Spelling Bee, 6-10 PM, November 7, at the Illinois Terminal in downtown Champaign.   She also encouraged us to form a three member team to participate in the Bee.

President Tod announced that November bucket money would go to the Veteran’s One on One event.   December’s bucket money goes to United Way and January’s will be directed to the Champaign Police Department Child Safety Program.

PROGRAM

Mary introduced Sue Grey, United Way CEO.   Sue has served the Champaign – Urbana Community for 25 years, first with the Champaign Park District, then the Green Meadows Girls Scouts.   She has been with the United Way since 2006.

United Way funds 51 programs and 35 organizations, plus special projects.  Undesignated donations to United Way are directed to the Community Impact Fund.  The Community Impact Committee decides how to use these funds.  United Way worked with Frances Nelson Health Center to start a dental clinic and now they are working on an emergency shelter for homeless families.

With an office next to West Side Park, Sue and her staff often see homeless people.   And sometimes, families walk in and ask for help getting immediate shelter.

Sue explained that although Courage Connection accepts women with children, it is not an emergency shelter.   Stepping Stones and the Times Center take single men but not single dads with children.   There are between 400-500 homeless children in Champaign County.  These children stay at a different place every night, sometimes with a friend or family member.  Often, homeless kids miss school.   So a place has long been needed that could provide emergency shelter to single moms or dads with children.

United Way is working with HUD to renovate a building near the Boys and Girls Club.  It will have eight units and an office for a case manager.  The Housing Authority will run and maintain the building.   They hope to have a ribbon cutting event in December.

Sue said they may have a need for furniture, supplies and games and books for the children.  They hope to provide welcome baskets with hygiene products and gift cards.

 

 

 

Oct 22nd Oct 29th Nov 5th Nov 12th
Introductions Cary Woolard Harold Adams Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran
Invocation Darrell Hoemann Mary Hodson Phillip Holthaus Larry Johnson
Greeters Cary Woolard Harold Adams Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran
Molly Delaney Ata Durukan Diana Dummitt Bruce Hatfield
Song Leader Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Paul Conforti Molly Delaney
Notetaker Lintner Chamberlain Perry Penwell

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

October 22nd – Mike DeLorenzo, Associate Chancellor, UIUC, will discuss Willard Airport

October 29th – TBD

November 5th – Brenda Koenig, Director of the C-U Folk & Roots Festival

November 12th – Guy Fraker, attorney and Lincoln scholar

November 19th – TBD

November 26th – Thanksgiving, no meeting

December 3rd – TBD

December 10th – TBD

December 17th – TBD

December 24th – Christmas Eve, no meeting

December 31st – New Year’s Eve, no meeting

January 7th – TBD

Feb 5 – Dr. Matthew Winters, Associate Professor of Political Science, UIUC, will present What Works in International Development: The Latest Evidence

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Football Guessing Results – Week 6

It’s Official! C-U Sunrise Rotary is in command of last place. See the highlight reel.

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October 8th, 2015 Newsletter

 

 

“When you get to a place where you don’t go for what you can get, but you go for what you can give, you gonna see your life change tremendously.” ― Eric Thomas

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Notes provided by Allan Penwell).

 

A host family is needed if we are to have an exchange student.

 

The district is looking for a leader for the GSE team that is going to Romania.

 

Save the date!  Veterans Day is November 11th, and Ata asked our members to invite a veteran to the dinner being held at the Hilton Garden Inn. Major General Melvin Spiese, USMC (Ret),is the keynote speaker. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Jessica DeYoung is program manager of C-U Special Rec, and to lead off the program, Reuben presented her with a $175 check from our club.

 

Special Rec is a cooperative effort of both the Champaign and Urbana park districts and is mostly funded through real estate taxes.  It provides recreation for people with special needs.  The staff is required to be degreed and certified.  The staff is supplemented by 30+ part-time staff members and is a training ground for college students at the U of I, Parkland, and EIU.

 

Programs include pre-school, youth, teen, and adults. The October calendar has a family bingo night, a trip to the St. Louis Zoo, the Chicago Architectural Boat Tour, and trivia night along with many other regular programs. There are summer camps for various ages, outdoor athletic programs, martial arts, and practical programs for adults such as cooking classes.  The focus of C-U Special Rec is inclusion in all activities.

 

 

 

Oct 15th Oct 22nd Oct 29th Nov 5th
Introductions Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Harold Adams Laura Auteberry
Invocation Diana Dummitt Darrell Hoemann Mary Hodson Phillip Holthaus
Greeters Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Harold Adams Laura Auteberry
Paul Conforti Molly Delaney Ata Durukan Diana Dummitt
Song Leader Keith Brandau Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Paul Conforti
Notetaker Hodson Lintner Chamberlain Perry
Rotary Minute Cary Woolard

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

October 15th – Sue Grey from United Way of Champaign County will discuss their new Family Emergency Shelters

October 22nd – Mike DeLorenzo, Associate Chancellor, UIUC, will discuss Willard Airport

October 29th – TBD

November 5th – Brenda Koenig, Director of the C-U Folk & Roots Festival

November 12th – Guy Fraker, attorney and Lincoln scholar

November 19th – TBD

November 26th – Thanksgiving, no meeting

December 3rd – TBD

December 10th – TBD

December 17th – TBD

December 24th –

December 31st –

Feb 5 – Dr. Matthew Winters, Associate Professor of Political Science, UIUC, will present What Works in International Development: The Latest Evidence

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Football Guessing Results – Week 5

C-U Sunrise is still holding a commanding next to last place lead in the rankings. See how you fared.

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OLLI presentation was a big hit last week!

An energizing overview by Christine Catanzarite, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Illinois. Next week: Jessica DeYoung, Director of the C-U Special Recreation Program

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October 1st, 2015 Newsletter

 

 

“The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.” ? Confucius

 

Announcements

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

 

Jack announced that Club’s shirts are still available. Please get your orders into Oktay now.

After getting our attention with a fried clam and sea gull attack story (see photo below), Justin noted that our Central High School Interact Club’s 5K fundraiser will take place Saturday, October 24th, at Crystal lake Park in Urbana.  While our club will be donating, Justin also sent out an email to all members on how to participate as a runner, volunteer or how to give a sponsor donation. Here’s the information:

* If you want to race, go to:  https://www.racerpal.com/register/interact/

* If you want to help volunteer:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LLz4APFOjg6hpPs7o8YYXpWZf2I9nB_CJUAt41dwkDU/edit?usp=sharing

*If you wish to be an individual sponsor here is a link to the flyer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1toqKMgWeOc5c0xlC7bzqI4fSMlz-pY6FqyVGrx-Fm5U/edit?usp=sharing

 

Andrew has tickets available for the Trek bike raffle to benefit the Kickapoo Rail Trail project with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District (CCFPD).  Tickets are $5 each, and can be purchased up until Thursday, 10/29/15.  See Andrew for tickets.

Jen announced that the annual Fur Ball dinner and auction that benefits the Champaign County Humane Society will take place Friday, October 30, 2015, at the Hilton Garden Inn. See Jen for more information.

Phyllis shared with the club a story about a recent visitor to the Decker Garden while she was working at the garden  last week. Don Decker’s son, Brad, stopped by and thanked her and the club for all the work that has been done honoring his father.  Brad Decker is a semi-retired painter and he offered to paint the piano keys.

 

Special Note

 

Several people were shocked this past week to learn of BJ’s close encounter with a seagull.  Fortunately, he survived to tell the tale.  This photo was submitted by BJ as the best example of his near-death experience.

 

 

 

 

Program

 

Jen introduced Christine Catanzarite, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, as our program this morning.

Chris came to the U of I in 1997 via the University of Pittsburgh and Bowling Green State University with her B.A, M.A. and Ph.D. in Film Studies, English, Theatre, and Cultural Studies. She currently serves as Director of OLLI and also holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at UIUC. Her priorities at OLLI are curriculum development, increase member engagement and developing innovative partnerships on campus and in the community.

Chris explained that our OLLI program started in 2007 and has continued to grow in the number of participants, the number of courses and provides new and innovative class offerings each year. This fall OLLI offers 42 courses on various subjects that are taught by  exceptional instructors in classes that can vary from small study groups to large lecture classes.

Our OLLI is one of 119 OLLI programs across the nation, and in total OLLI has more than 130,000 members. The membership is open to those 50 years and older who are in the pursuit of learning as a lifelong endeavor.

OLLI classes have recently moved to Downtown Champaign into the M2 Building.  OLLI continues to develop partnerships with the community as well as the campus. Currently there are over 1,200 OLLI members locally and the instructor pool which contains some of the world’s leading experts continues to grow. Chris handed out the latest OLLI brochure(designed by club member Scott Paceley) showing membership information and this Fall’s class offerings.

 

 

 

Oct 8th Oct 15th Oct 22nd Oct 29th
Introductions Lou Simpson Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Harold Adams
Invocation Ata Durukan Diana Dummitt Darrell Hoemann Mary Hodson
Greeters Lou Simpson Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Harold Adams
Neal Chamberlain Paul Conforti Molly Delaney Ata Durukan
Song Leader Oktay Baran Keith Brandau Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain
Notetaker Penwell Hodson Lintner Chamberlain
Rotary Minute Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard

 

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

October 8th – Jessica DeYoung, Director of the C-U Special Recreation Program

October 15th – Sue Grey from United Way of Champaign County will discuss their new Family Emergency Shelters

October 22nd – Mike DeLorenzo, Associate Chancellor, UIUC, will discuss Willard Airport

October 29th – TBD

November 5th – Brenda Koenig, Director of the C-U Folk & Roots Festival

November 12th – Guy Fraker, attorney and Lincoln scholar

November 19th – TBD

November 26th – Thanksgiving, no meeting

December 3rd – TBD

December 10th – TBD

December 17th – TBD

Feb 5 – Dr. Matthew Winters, Associate Professor of Political Science, UIUC, will present What Works in International Development: The Latest Evidence

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