February 23rd, 2017 Newsletter

 

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ― Aristotle 

 

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.” ― Henri Nouwen 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(notes provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)

We welcomed Ed Perry back following his bionic hip surgery.

President Rod reminded us that the All Rotary Club meeting will be held at 11:30 AM on March 29 (?) at Round Barn.   We will not have a meeting on March 30.

Tod thanked everyone who helped with the pop up food bank.   This event will continue to be held on Wednesdays.

Savoy Rotary will hold its pancake breakfast on March 11 at The First Baptist Church in Savoy.

Andrew introduced his friend Justin York.

 

PROGRAM

Phyllis introduced Dr King Li, MD, MBA.  Dr. Li is the inaugural dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based college of medicine built from the start at the intersection of engineering and medicine.

Dr Li earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto and his MBA from San Jose State.  He is a renowned researcher, educator, inventor and clinician in molecular imaging and radiology.    He holds 16 patents, with another six pending.

His mission is to leverage technology and engineering to change health care delivery.

Unlike other medical schools which are separate from the rest of their campuses, he has recruited over 100 current faculty from nine colleges at UIUC.  They will incorporate other disciplines, such as marketing tools to change patient behaviors.

In the old days, medical schools looked for people who could memorize a lot of information.  The volume of information led to specialization.  In the future, doctors will use technology to retain information.  We can ask a computer to know all that is published on a subject.   Patients will have cards like credit cards containing all of their medical history.  Google glasses will record doctor visits so that doctors can look at their patients rather than at their computers.  They will also use social media to help rural doctors.  This medical school will utilize the computing power of Blue Waters to develop such technologies.

In recruiting students, Dr. Li noted that they will stress four “c’s”: compassion, competence, curiosity and creativity.   Students will also be trained differently.  Once in each six week rotation, each student will be required to come up with a new idea.   Then from the ideas of 32 students, the professors will pick a capstone project.

Physical simulation and virtual reality will be used to help doctors gain confidence.   Students will learn from cognitive stimulation games.

The first group of students will enter in July, 2018.

 

  Mar 2nd Mar 9th Mar 16th Mar 23rd
Introductions Cary Woolard Adam Wright Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran
Invocation Bob La Charite Barb Lintner BJ Lytle Ben Mast
Greeters Cary Woolard Adam Wright Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran
Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann Larry Johnson Andrew Kerins
Song Leader Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey Keith Brandau Reuben Chambers
Notetaker Lintner Conforti Perry Penwell

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (with program committee member responsible listed in parentheses)

March 2nd – Miranda Ming, Ambassadorial Scholar (Mary)

March 9th – Ann Witmer, UIUC, will discuss her involvement in a  water project in Honduras through the U of I (Keith)

Marcy 16th – John McDaniel, CUSR Rotarian, will discuss a major fundraising idea for the club (Laura)

March 23rd – TBD (Mary)

March 30th – No am meeting; CUSR Social at 5:30pm at Krannert Uncorked

April 6th – Lex Tate, adjunct lecturer in journalism and advertising at UIUC, will discuss her book An Illini Place—Building the University of Illinois Campus (Phyllis)

April 13th – TBD

April 20th – TBD (Tom)

April 27th – TBD (Bob)

May 4th – TBD (Laura)

May 11th – TBD (Mary)

May 18th – TBD (Phyllis)

May 25th – TBD

June 1st – TBD (Tom)

June 8th – TBD (Bob)

June 15th – TBD (Laura)

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Robin Ferguson Receives Her First Paul Harris

On February 9th, C-U Sunrise Rotary Club member Robin Ferguson was presented her first Paul Harris. District Governor Kevin Yonce was on hand to present Robin her pin and certificate. Congratulations Robin.

District Governor Kevin Yonce and Robin Ferguson

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February 16th, 2017 Newsletter

 

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” ― William Faulkner 

 

“So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why don’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Notes provided by Allan Penwell)
March 4th is Read Across America.  Michelle is calling for volunteers to help out.

March 11th is the Savoy Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast at the First Baptist Church in Savoy.  Larry may be at our next meeting to sell tickets, or you can buy them at the door.

March 23rd is our club assembly to discuss our Visioning planning.  Please be sure to attend as this is important for the future of our club.

There is no morning meeting on March 30th.  We are having a social at Krannert Uncorked on the same day at 5:30 p.m.  These gathers are always fun (especially when Robb starts dancing).

The All Rotary area meeting is set for 11:30am on April 26 at the Round Barn Center.  We will cancel our meeting that week (4/27) so please plan on attending the All Rotary meeting.

May 6-7 is the annual conference of District 6490 which, this year, is conveniently held in Champaign.  Mark your calendars and think about at least attending the lunch which is a great experience.

Ata sent an email to club members regarding Meltem, a visiting Rotarian from Turkey, who is organizing a painting contest for children ages 6-10.  See Ata’s email for details.

Reuben introduced Joe Smith who is the director of The St. Elmo Brady STEM Academy. The Academy will receive our bucket money for April.

 

PROGRAM

Phyllis introduced Garrett Anderson who is a retired U.S. Army sergeant who was injured in Iraq by an IED on October 16, 2005.  Garrett is on the staff of  The Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at UIUC as established by the Chez Family Foundation.  Garrett was the first in his family to get a college degree (ISU).  Garrett’s wife is an attorney in C-U and is a Rotarian.

There are over 300 veterans on campus, and The Center provides a place for them to meet and coordinate services they may need such as counseling for PTSD.  There are also 14 room facilities for vets to stay along with work out facilities.  It is a place to decompress and talk with other veterans who have had similar experiences.  Garrett explained there is nothing like it at any other university in the country.

There is considerable information about The Center at the following link: http://testwoundedvetcenter.ahs.illinois.edu/Default.aspx

 

  

  Feb 23rd Mar 2nd Mar 9th Mar 16th
Introductions Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Adam Wright Laura Auteberry
Invocation Andrew Kerins Bob La Charite Barb Lintner BJ Lytle
Greeters Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Adam Wright Laura Auteberry
Angie Schoonover Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann Larry Johnson
Song Leader Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey Keith Brandau
Notetaker Hodson Lintner Conforti Perry

 

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (with program committee member responsible listed in parentheses)

February 23rd – Dr. King Li, Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, will speak about the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine (Tod)

March 2nd – Miranda Ming, Ambassadorial Scholar (Mary)

March 9th – Ann Witmer, UIUC, will discuss her involvement in a  water project in Honduras through the U of I (Keith)

Marcy 16th – John McDaniel, CUSR Rotarian, will discuss a major fundraising idea for the club (Laura)

March 23rd – TBD (Mary)

March 30th – No am meeting; CUSR Social at 5:30pm at Krannert Uncorked

April 6th – Lex Tate, adjunct lecturer in journalism and advertising at UIUC, will discuss her book An Illini Place—Building the University of Illinois Campus (Phyllis)

April 13th – TBD

April 20th – TBD (Tom)

April 27th – TBD (Bob)

May 4th – TBD (Laura)

May 11th – TBD (Mary)

May 18th – TBD (Phyllis)

May 25th – TBD

June 1st – TBD (Tom)

June 8th – TBD (Bob)

June 15th – TBD (Laura)

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February 9th, 2017 Newsletter

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”― J. K. Rowling 

 

 

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars… Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The All Rotary area meeting is set for 11:30am on April 26 at the Round Barn Center.  We will cancel our meeting that week (4/27) so please plan on attending the All Rotary meeting. Rod asked that we all try and attend this important meeting.

 

There will be a club social starting at 5pm on Thursday, March 2nd at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. 

 

District Governor Kevin Yonce was on hand for several important items.  First, Robin Ferguson was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.  Second, DG Yonce described the amazing Matching Foundation Points Campaign that ends March 14th. It works like this: Write a personal check for a minimum of $100. The Rotary Foundation matches it AND the district matches it; meaning your $100 becomes $300 in total Foundation recognition points. You, or the recipient you designate, gets to their Paul Harris Fellow recognition (or the next level) quicker. Your Annual Fund contribution gets invested by the Rotary Foundation for 3 years with over half returning to our District for local as well as global grants. There is a printable form attached to the February District 6490 newsletter (http://rotarydistrict6490.org) 

 

Tod reminded everyone that our volunteer project this month will be the Eastern Illinois Food bank’s Pop up Food Pantry from 3:00-6:00pm on 2/22/17 at the County Market on Kirby.  Please contact Tod if you are interested in helping.

 

Michelle reminded everyone that Read Across America will be from 10:00am – 1:00pm on March 4 at Lincoln Square in Urbana. A sign up sheet was passed around at our meeting.  Readers are needed for 30 minutes each to cover our reading time slots.

 

Saturday, May 13th is Rotary Family Day at the Ballpark. This year the event will be at Busch Stadium where, for the first time since April 19, 1909, the Cardinals will host the reigning World Champion Chicago Cubs. Game time is 3:05pm. Tickets are $60 from which a portion will be distributed to district clubs to support literacy projects. Rotary will have 2,000 tickets available in the left field loge area. There is a printable form at District 6460 website. Make checks payable to Rotary District 6460. You can also email your reservation request to rotaryrod@comcast.net. mail your check to:

Baseball
2001 Barberry Dr
Springfield IL 62704

 

PROGRAM

 

Bob LaCharite introduced Pamela Dempsey, Executive Director of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.  Pam is also an adjunct professor at UIUC’s School of Journalism.
The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting (MCIR) is an independent, nonprofit newsroom devoted to educating the public about crucial issues in the Midwest with a special focus on agribusiness and related topics such as government programs, environment and energy. The purpose of MCIR is consistent with all journalistic endeavors, to shine a light on issues for the public to know about and better understand.

 

Current stories at the MCIR website include a climate change guide to new presidential cabinet appointees; concerns of agribusiness on new trade relationships with Asia; and new USDA regulations for livestock and poultry.

 

Pam talked extensively how local investigative reporting exposed and eventually brought to an end the intolerable treatment of migrant workers living in Rantoul’s Cherry Orchard apartments in 2011. This was an exceptional local area case, but everyday the center is involved in highlighting how local, state, national and global happenings impact Midwestern communities and its economy.
For further details, to sign up for their newsletter, or to donate go to: http://investigatemidwest.org/

 

 

 

  Feb 16th Feb 23rd Mar 2nd Mar 9th
Introductions Billy Stull Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Adam Wright
Invocation Darrell Hoemann? Andrew Kerins Bob La Charite Barb Lintner
Greeters Billy Stull Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Adam Wright
Angie Schoonover Angie Schoonover Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann
Song Leader Adam Wright Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey
Notetaker Penwell Hodson Lintner Conforti

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (with program committee member responsible listed in parentheses)

February 16th- Garrett Anderson, Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, UIUC (Phyllis)

February 23rd – Dr. King Li, Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, will speak about the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine (Tod)

March 2nd – Miranda Ming, Ambassadorial Scholar (Mary)

March 9th – Ann Witmer, UIUC, will discuss her involvement in a  water project in Honduras through the U of I (Keith)

Marcy 16th – TBD (Laura)

March 23rd – TBD (Mary)

March 30th – No am meeting; CUSR Social

April 6th – Lex Tate, adjunct lecturer in journalism and advertising at UIUC, will discuss her book An Illini Place—Building the University of Illinois Campus (Phyllis)

April 13th – TBD

April 20th – TBD (Tom)

April 27th – TBD (Bob)

May 4th – TBD (Laura)

May 11th – TBD (Mary)

May 18th – TBD (Phyllis)

May 25th – TBD

June 1st – TBD (Tom)

June 8th – TBD (Bob)

June 15th – TBD (Laura)

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February 2nd, 2017 Newsletter

 

“It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.” ― Jackie Joyner-Kersee

 

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”― Walt Disney

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

There are no announcements from last week’s evening social meeting at Riggs Brewery.

 

 

  Feb 9th Feb 16th Feb 23rd Mar 2nd
Introductions Lou Simpson Billy Stull Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard
Invocation Darrell Hoemann Larry Johnson Andrew Kerins Bob La Charite
Greeters Lou Simpson Billy Stull Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard
Angie Schoonover Angie Schoonover Angie Schoonover Mary Hodson
Song Leader Cary Woolard Adam Wright Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran
Notetaker Perry Penwell Hodson Lintner

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (with program committee member responsible listed in parentheses)

February 9th – Pam Dempsey, Executive Director, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting (Mary)

February 16th- Garrett Anderson, Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, UIUC (Phyllis)

February 23rd – Dr. King Li, Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, will speak about the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine (Tod)

March 2nd – Miranda Ming, Ambassadorial Scholar (Mary)

March 9th – TBD (Bob)

Marcy 16th – TBD (Laura)

March 23rd – TBD (Mary)

March 30th – No am meeting; CUSR Social

April 6th – Lex Tate, adjunct lecturer in journalism and advertising at UIUC, will discuss her book An Illini Place—Building the University of Illinois Campus (Phyllis)

April 13th – TBD

April 20th – TBD (Tom)

April 27th – TBD (Bob)

May 4th – TBD (Laura)

May 11th – TBD (Mary)

May 18th – TBD (Phyllis)

May 25th – TBD

June 1st – TBD (Tom)

June 8th – TBD (Bob)

June 15th – TBD (Laura)

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