“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.” ― Joseph Campbell
“I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.” ― Rabindranath Tagore
(Notes provided by Allan Penwell).
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. Come and join the fun – Ed Perry may even dance!
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 District 6490 Conference and this year it is conveniently held in Champaign. Mark your calendars, and think about at least attending the lunch which is a great experience.
We have received a district grant of $1,200 for flowers at the Champaign County Nursing Home. Expected completion is by Mother’s Day. Phyllis and Lou will solicit volunteers in the near future.
Michelle noted that April 1st is a workday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Sola Gratia. See Tod for further details.
Our club assembly was held to review progress of our Visioning Plan.
Club Service: We have a defined membership drive and thus far there are three new members and two more prospects. The goal is to finish the year at 43 members. There is oversight for new members to be engaged. Rod needs help with our website. The Family of Sunrise Committee is in touch with our members
Community Service: Our Facebook page has been active with video snippets to promote our club in the community. . We are looking at partnering with other clubs for service projects. We have a monthly community service project.
Awards Committee: Under control with Oktay’s leadership.
Youth: We participated in the 5K run by the Central Interact Club. Communication is good.
International Service: Ata is coordinating with Eric Robeson of Champaign West for an overseas project.
Fundraising: Fruit sale is on track as usual. John is actively looking into a balloon festival for 2018.
|Mar 30th||Apr 6th||Apr 13th||Apr 20th|
|Introductions||Michelle Barbey||Keith Brandau||Reuben Chambers||Paul Conforti|
|Invocation||Ben Mast||Phyllis Mischo||Scott Paceley||Robb Patton|
|Greeters||Michelle Barbey||Keith Brandau||Reuben Chambers||Paul Conforti|
|Bob La Charite||Barb Lintner||BJ Lytle||Ben Mast|
|Song Leader||Paul Conforti||Diana Dummitt||Ata Durukan||Robin Ferguson|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (with program committee member responsible listed in parentheses)
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 – Morgan Johnston, Director of Sustainability, Facilities and Services, UIUC
April 20th – Cynthia Bruno, Agrible (Tom)
April 27th – TBD (Bob)
May 4th – Speaker from the Trinity Horsemanship Foundation (Ata)
May 11th – TBD (Mary)
May 18th – Alicia Schneider, Champaign County Humane Society (Phyllis)
May 25th – TBD
June 1st – TBD (Mary)
June 8th – TBD (Bob)
June 15th – TBD (Laura)
June 22nd – TBD (Tom)