“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.” ― Shirley Chisholm
“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.” ― Carl Jung
“Both desire and imagination are stored in the mind of the individual and when stretched, both have the potential to position a person for greatness.” ― Eric Thomas
(Notes provided by Allan Penwell)
Club elections will be May 10, 2018.
Our speaker for May 3, 2018 will be David Leake, Planetarium Director, Parkland College. Mr. Leake will discuss the new observatory that just opened west of Tolono.
Bucket money for May will go to the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen on First Street. Bucket money for April went to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Dennis Hesch is EVP and CFO at Carle and was our speaker last week. He discussed the organization’s new development, Carle At The Fields, which is at the northwest quadrant of the Curtis Road interchange on I-57.
The new administration building has over 1,500 employees and has consolidated 11 different buildings that Carle was occupying. The new location also makes it convenient for employees traveling from out of town plus there is convenient interstate access to travel to other Carle locations throughout Illinois. Carle continues to expand and has added 150 physicians in the last 18 months, and the new facility accommodates the administration for this expansion.
In addition to the large administration building in the development, there are 48 apartment units and a retail area under construction. An El Toro restaurant has committed for a space, and they are hopeful to attract a gas and convenient store. A Hampton Inn also will open this year. There will be a medical campus with an ambulatory surgical center to accommodate both Carle and Christie doctors and patients.
There will also be amenities for pedestrians such as walking paths, landscaping, and fountains. The Stephens Family YMCA is nearby, and Carle is planning to donate additional land for their expansion.
|May 3rd||May 10th||May 17th||May 24th|
|Introductions||Allan Penwell||Ed Perry||Rod Roberts||Tod Satterthwaite|
|Reflection||Candy Loyd||BJ Lytle||Ben Mast||John McDaniel|
|Greeters||Allan Penwell||Ed Perry||Rod Roberts||Tod Satterthwaite|
|Jeff Van Buren||Cary Woolard||Adam Wright||Oktay Baran|
|Song Leader||Tod Satterthwaite||Angie Schoonover||Jen Shelby||Lou Simpson|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (with program committee member responsible listed in parentheses)
May 3rd – Dave Leake, Planetarium Director, Parkland College (Mary Kay)
May 10th – Claudia Lennhoff, Executive Director, Champaign County Healthcare Consumers
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
June 7th – TBD
June 14th – Micah Putnam, Allerton Park and Retreat Center (Mary)
June 21st – TBD
June 28th – TBD
July 5th – TBD
July 12th – TBD
July 19th – TBD
July 26th – Dr. Darren Pascavage, Founding Head of School, Academy High