March 22nd, 2018 Newsletter

 

“Scouting rises within you and inspires you to put forth your best”. – Juliette Gordon Low

 

 

“Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained. Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.” ― Lao Tzu 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Notes provided by Allan Penwell)

GET ME OUT OF HERE! Want to have some real fun? There is no meeting next week so join us on March 29th at the Adventure in Time and Space escape room at 123 West Main in Urbana. We will be locked up with several problems to solve which is the only way out. Should be a blast. Better than picking the NCAA brackets. Crane Alley afterwards but only if we can escape.

 

Sunrisers are bowling at Old Orchard Lanes at 7:45 p.m. at Old Orchard Lanes on April 6th. Team members are Michelle, Cary, Darrell, David, Paul, Rod, and Robb. Come join us to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters. So far we have raised $250, but our team goal is $1,000. It’s easy to contribute if you just follow this link:

 

http://bfksil2018.kintera.org/faf/teams/groupTeamStats.asp?ievent=1178464&lis=0&kntae1178464=C37A54FD557949B698DEDA7E86B1D291

 

Thanks everyone for your support, and please come for some fun.
Mary and Cary attended PETS (Presidents Elect Training Seminar) in Springfield and heard the latest on Rotary. Mary would like to do a program for our club which involves the different ways to access Rotary information through the Internet. There are many including My Rotary, District and Club Data Base, CUSR website, and CUSR Facebook. Mary noted also one of the speakers was Paul Chapelle who was  terrific.

 

PROGRAM

Stacey LaFeber is a fund development professional who works for the Girl Scouts out of the Champaign Service Center. Other service centers in Girl Scouts of Central Illinois are:  Quincy, Bloomington, Decatur, and Peoria. Stacey is an Urbana Rotarian.

 

Girl Scouts were started in Savannah, Georgia 106 years ago and are still relevant today. Girls Scouts provides a safe environment for girls from kindergarten to high school to get together. When you think of Girl Scouts, think of the three C’s which is their triple threat—cookies, camp, and craft. All of this together promotes self-esteem and self- image for young girls which builds confidence.

 

The latest study from the Girl Scout Research Institute study shows that 97 percent of parents feel that Girl Scouting is a positive activity for their daughter. Ninety-six percent of girls have tried new things in Girl Scouts, and 94 percent of parents believe that their daughters feel special and important in Girl Scouting. That’s a lot of positives.

 

We asked if Girl Scouts are going to integrate boys into their program as Boy Scouts are bringing girls into their program. The answer was definitely not. Girls Scouts are for girls.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTE

As referenced by Stacy LeFeber, here is the article from USA Today with the response by Sylvia Acevedo, the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, in response to the Boy Scouts beginning to admit young women:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/10/24/girls-star-in-girl-scouts-supporting-players-again-in-boy-scouts-sylvia-acevedo-column/790244001/

 

 

  Mar 22nd Mar 29th Apr 5th Apr 12th
Introductions BJ Lytle No regular John McDaniel Diana Dummitt
Reflection Diana Dummitt meeting Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann
Greeters BJ Lytle this week John McDaniel Diana Dummitt
Ed Perry due to Tod Satterthwaite Angie Schoonover
Song Leader Phyllis Mischo Adventures Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Notetaker Penwell in Time & Space Conforti Conforti

 

 

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

March 29th – Club Social – Adventures in Time and Space

April 5th – Dr. Marcia Pool will discuss the Cancer Scholars Program, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Phyllis)

April 12th – Jim Hack, El Salvador – Habitat for Humanity Build Projects (Ata)

April 19th – Darrell Hoemann, Cruising the Rhine and Germany’s Holiday Markets (Mary)

April 26th – Dennis Hesch, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Carle Foundation, will discuss  Carle’s expansion/development at the Curtis/I-57 interchange (Phyllis)

May 3rd – Gerri Kirshner, CU Symphony will discuss the symphony and their upcoming season (Charlie)

May 10th – Zayd Jawad, Business Buddies (Mary)

May 17th – Laura Bleill, Associate Director, Research Park, will provide an overview of Research Park and future development (Phyllis)

May 24th – Barbara Kessel, Books to Prisoners (Mary)

May 31st – TBD – Club Social

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March 15th, 2018 Newsletter

“If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them – not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.” ― Anne Bronte

 

 

“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” ― Octavia Butler

 

 

NOTES and PROGRAM

 

Allan Penwell noted that, going forward, the Invocation will be changed to a Reflection to be inclusive of diverse views and beliefs.

 

Robb announced that this year’s award-winning CUSR bowling team will include Michelle, Cary, Darrell, David, Paul, Rod, and Robb.  There is a date and time for this event, but the Newsletter staff is omitting such information to help build suspense.  And build suspenders.  We really need to work on suspenders for the team.

 

Kevin Erickson, Associate Professor of Architecture at UIUC, offered some fascinating insight into the wide variety of challenges architects are called on to solve.

 

 

  Mar 22nd Mar 29th Apr 5th Apr 12th
Introductions BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo
Reflection Diana Dummitt Ata Durukan Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann
Greeters BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo
Ed Perry Rod Roberts Tod Satterthwaite Angie Schoonover
Song Leader Phyllis Mischo Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Notetaker Penwell Perry Conforti Conforti

 

 

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

March 22nd – Stacey LeFeber, Girl Scouts (Jen)

March 29th – Club Social

April 5th – Dr. Marcia Pool will discuss the Cancer Scholars Program, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Phyllis)

April 12th – Jim Hack, El Salvador – Habitat for Humanity Build Projects (Ata)

April 19th – Darrell Hoemann, Cruising the Rhine and Germany’s Holiday Markets (Mary)

April 26th – Dennis Hesch, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Carle Foundation, will discuss  Carle’s expansion/development at the Curtis/I-57 interchange (Phyllis)

May 3rd – Gerri Kirshner, CU Symphony will discuss the symphony and their upcoming season (Charlie)

May 10th – Zayd Jawad, Business Buddies (Mary)

May 17th – Laura Bleill, Associate Director, Research Park, will provide an overview of Research Park and future development (Phyllis)

May 24th – TBD (Mary)

May 31st – TBD – Club Social

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March 8th, 2018 Newsletter

 

 “Times of transition are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, and be intentional about new habits. We can make our new normal any way we want.” ― Kristin Armstrong 

 

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” ― Lao Tzu 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Notes provided by Allan Penwell

Former Rotarian Molly Delaney visited our club. She announced that 2018 is the 30th anniversary of the Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation. On April 14, 2018 there will be a gala where three distinguished honorees for this year will be celebrated. You can sign up through the website or call 217.398.2873. Molly also noted that she is leaving the Foundation and moving over to the  Eastern Illinois Foodbank.

 

Tod asked for clean-up volunteers for the men’s’ shelter. Call him if you would like to help but did not sign the form he passed around. Bowling for Big Brothers Big Sisters is on April 6th.

 

PROGRAM

Mark Johnson, CEO of the Stephens Family YMCA, was our speaker last week. Mark was a wrestling coach for 30 years, 17 of which was as head coach at the University of Illinois. He is retiring in April and will be involved with The Beat the Streets Wrestling Program in Chicago as well as some national wrestling associations.

 

After wrestling Mark was recruited by the Y and raised $18 million to build the building in Southwest Champaign. Membership rose from 2,000 to 13,000 members, and there are building plans to expand further.

 

Mark gave an inspiring speech about his career, his life, and the work of the YMCA.

 

 

  Mar 15th Mar 22nd Mar 29th Apr 5th
Introductions Candy Loyd BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel
Invocation Paul Conforti Diana Dummitt Ata Durukan Mary Hodson
Greeters Candy Loyd BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel
David Henry Ed Perry Rod Roberts Tod Satterthwaite
Song Leader John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo Scott Paceley Robb Patton
Notetaker Hodson Conforti Perry Penwell

 

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

March 15th – Kevin Erickson, Associate Professor of Architecture at UIUC (Bob)

March 22nd – Stacey LeFeber, Girl Scouts (Jen)

March 29th – TBD – Club Social

April 5th – Dr. Marcia Pool will discuss the Cancer Scholars Program, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Phyllis)

April 12th – Jim Hack, El Salvador – Habitat for Humanity Build Projects (Ata)

April 19th – Darrell Hoemann, Cruising the Rhine and Germany’s Holiday Markets (Mary)

April 26th – Dennis Hesch, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Carle Foundation, will discuss  Carle’s expansion/development at the Curtis/I-57 interchange (Phyllis)

May 3rd – Gerri Kirshner, CU Symphony will discuss the symphony and their upcoming season (Charlie)

May 10th – Zayd Jawad, Business Buddies (Mary)

May 17th – Laura Bleill, Associate Director, Research Park, will provide an overview of Research Park and future development (Phyllis)

May 24th – TBD (Tod)

May 31st – TBD – Club Social

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March 1st, 2018 Newsletter

 

  You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” ― Aristotle 

 

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” – Tia Walker

 

“How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.” – George Washington Carver

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Tod passed around a signup sheets for two volunteer projects. First, volunteers are needed to help with the Men’s Shelter clean up from 8:00-9:00am on Wednesdays at the New Covenant Fellowship, 124 W. White in Champaign. Second, bowlers are needed for our Club’s team in “Bowl for Kids Sake” at Old Orchard Lanes in Savoy on April 6, starting at 7:45pm.

 

Phyllis thanked the many volunteers who helped sort donated clothes, price items and bale worn out clothing last Saturday morning at Salt and Light in Urbana.

 

Keith noted that we will have another social gathering on March 29th.  He requested ideas from club members on possible locations on where to meet or what to do.

 

Robb announced a special fundraising event this Tuesday, March 6, 7 to 10pm at the The City Center, 505 S. Chestnut, Champaign, Il. It is called “Coaches vs. Cancer Lady Legends Event”. Seven ladies from the CU music scene will perform and Robb’s band will provide the back up.   

 

Hot Air Balloon Fun Raiser update – John McDaniel presented a short video on our Club’s Fun Raiser which is being planned for the weekend of September 28 and 29th. John is also showing the video to area clubs and asking each club if they wish to join us in this project. He is also asking everyone at the clubs and us to help sponsor hot air balloons. If you know a company or organization who may wish to sponsor a balloon please contact John at john8twincity@hotmail.com.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Benny Lapid was back in Champaign-Urbana and attended this morning’s meeting. Before moving back home to Israel, Benny was an active member in our club and worked as a photographer specializing in weddings. His work takes him around the world, and he is well known for his ability to capture the heart of the wedding in his photos. This morning’s scheduled speaker did not show up so Benny was called upon to fill in.

 

Benny and his family live in Israel, and he still travels throughout the world taking photographs. His wife, after retiring from the U of I, now teaches classes in Israel dealing with the Hebrew language and Jewish religion. They now have 14 grandchildren and the number continues to climb. His son recently became a Colonel in the Israeli Air Force and flies fighter jets. Benny shared a few tales with the club about his current work and about his homeland. Club member, Gary Olsen and family will be visiting Benny later this year in Israel. Benny noted that the invitation to come and visits extends to all club members.

 

 

  Mar 8th Mar 15th Mar 22nd Mar 29th
Introductions Andrew Kerins Candy Loyd BJ Lytle Ben Mast
Invocation Andrew Kerins Paul Conforti Diana Dummitt Ata Durukan
Greeters Andrew Kerins Candy Loyd BJ Lytle Ben Mast
David Henry David Henry Ed Perry Rod Roberts
Song Leader Ben Mast John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo Scott Paceley
Notetaker Penwell Hodson Conforti Perry

 

 

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

March 8th – Mark Johnson, CEO, Stephens Family YMCA, will discuss the Y, his retirement plans, and wrestling (Charlie)

March 15th – Kevin Erickson, Associate Professor of Architecture at UIUC (Bob)

March 22nd – Stacey LeFeber, Girl Scouts (Jen)

March 29th – TBD – Club Social

April 5th – Dr. Marcia Pool will discuss the Cancer Scholars Program, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Phyllis)

April 12th – Jim Hack, El Salvador – Habitat for Humanity Build Projects (Ata)

April 19th – Darrell Hoemann, Cruising the Rhine and Germany’s Holiday Markets (Mary)

April 26th – Dennis Hesch, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Carle Foundation, will discuss  Carle’s expansion/development at the Curtis/I-57 interchange (Phyllis)

May 3rd – TBD (Charlie)

May 10th – Zayd Jawad, Business Buddies (Mary)

May 17th – Laura Bleill, Associate Director, Research Park, will provide an overview of Research Park and future development (Phyllis)

May 24th – TBD (Tod)

May 31st – TBD – Club Social

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