“Grief starts to become indulgent, and it doesn’t serve anyone, and it’s painful. But if you transform it into remembrance, then you’re magnifying the person you lost and also giving something of that person to other people, so they can experience something of that person.” ― Patti Smith
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
(notes provided by the distinguished gentleman from Connecticut, Ed Perri)
There will not be a meeting this Thursday morning, 8/31/17. Instead, there will be an evening social on the Slow Ride. The “Slow Ride” get together on the pedal bus begins at 5:15pm at Tumble Inn’s parking lot, 302 S. Neil, Champaign. Bring your own refreshments, preferably in cans, and music. Multiple people have requested Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon”.
Happy birthday was sung this past Thursday morning honoring Jack Kamerer, Allan Penwell and Ed Perry. Together these esteemed members of the club have accumulated 218 years of knowledge, some of which may even be useful.
Adam reminded everyone of Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service:
1. Club Service: strengthen fellowship through training and hospitality
2. Vocational Service: encourages members to serve people through their vocation
3. Community Service: club projects to improve community life
4. International Service: expanding Rotary’s humanitarian work around the world
5. Youth Service (New Generation): to engage the youth and young adults in leadership roles
This past Saturday CUSR club members provided a day’s worth of volunteer service helping with a new home that Habitat for Humanity is building in Champaign.
The Rotary Joint District Conference is being held September 8-9th in Springfield, IL.
Ed Perry shared that he plans to direct, star, and produce an upcoming one person musical production of The Yankee Doodle Dandy. Stay tuned for more details.
Tod introduced Don White, Professor Emeritus in Crop Science, UIUC, who presented a program on the Master Gardener Program. The University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Program started in 1975. The program’s mission is “Helping Others Learn to Grow”. The objectives of the program are to distribute horticultural information to communities, develop and enhance community programs related to horticulture and to develop Master Gardener volunteers.
Don noted several projects the Master Gardener program has developed in Champaign-Urbana, including the Idea Garden on Lincoln Avenue, the gardens at the Champaign County Juvenile Detention Center, and the Prosperity Garden on north First street in Champaign.
The Idea Garden on Lincoln Avenue in Urbana was built in 1997 and has received over 2,500 annual volunteer hours and has expanded to 15,000 sq. ft. In 2016, this garden was made wheelchair accessible. Don explained the various garden plot themes, plants and structures that make up the Idea Garden.
The Master Gardener programs relies on knowledgeable volunteers who undergo the training program and provide various volunteer services. To become a Master Gardener one must attend once a week classes and do an internship of approximately 60 hours of volunteer services. The next class session with begin this January and classes run through April. To get more information see the University of Illinois Extensions Master Gardener web site.
|Aug 31st||Sept 7th||Sept 14th||Sept 21st|
|Introductions||No regular||Tod Satterthwaite||Angie Schoonover||Jen Shelby|
|Invocation||meeting||Darrell Hoemann||Michelle Barbey||Andrew Kerins|
|Greeters||this week.||Tod Satterthwaite||Angie Schoonover||Jen Shelby|
|Club social||Jeff Van Buren||Cary Woolard||Adam Wright|
|Song Leader||on the||Lou Simpson||Billy Stull||Jeff Van Buren|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (with program committee member responsible listed in parentheses)
August 31st – No morning meeting – Club Social on the Slow Ride
September 7th – First Followers (Ethan)
September 14th – Belegarth Medieval Combat Society (Ethan) (Meeting in Savoy Room)
September 21st – Meagan Smith, Three Spinners (Mary)
September 28th – Jim Rossow, Vice President-News, News-Gazette Media (Phyllis)
October 5th – State Senator Scott Bennett (Bob)
October 12th – TBD (Tom)
October 19th – TBD (Tod)
October 26th – TBD (Mary)
November 2nd – Derek Fultz, Director of Facilities, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, UIUC will discuss the renovation of the Natural History Building (Phyllis)
November 9th – TBD
November 16th – TBD
November 23rd – Thanksgiving, No Meeting
November 30th – TBD
December 7th – TBD