April 26th, 2018 Newsletter

 

“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 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(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.

 

 

PROGRAM

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
Notetaker Hodson Conforti Perry Penwell

 

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

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April 19th, 2018 Newsletter

 

 “The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” ― Max Lerner 

 

“Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.” ― Frank A. Clark 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Adam is looking for a couple more volunteers to help with the Eastern Illinois Foodbank food distribution in Mansfield on April 28.

 

Mary noted that she had dinner with Maranda, our Rotary Global Scholar, who will be finishing her 2-year stay in May.

 

Cary reminded everyone of the upcoming Club elections next month.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Darrell Hoemann gave a very informative presentation of the river cruise he and his wife took last December in Germany. The trip started in early December aboard a vessel cruising the Danube and Rhine rivers visiting the Christmas Holiday Markets of several German villages. Flying into Munich, Germany, they joined a group of 150 travelers, a portion of which included a group of U of I alumni.  The river boat included three levels of state rooms and a crew of 50. Starting in Nuremberg and navigating the Danube and Rhine Rivers, they sailed through and docked at towns along the way to Cologne, Germany. Travelers could spend time walking through the various cities and towns or just relax on board the boat and enjoy music, food and drink.   

 

The 8-day river cruise passed thru 41 locks, where the boat would raise and lower with the water levels. Many historically significant buildings, castles, vineyards and Cathedrals were seen along the way with each city and village containing Christmas celebrations and decorated Christmas markets. Darrell’s presentation contained photos of the trip including local buildings, beautiful building interiors, vineyards, Christmas markets, streetscapes, Christmas decorations including merry-go-rounds, and cobblestone walkways. 

 

At each stop, the travelers were able to take a bus or walk to the holiday celebrations that were set up in the city squares.  Christmas mulled wines (Gluhwein) and smoked beer were among the various drinks with a wide choice of Bratwurst, meats and Christmas sweets, to mention only a few, local meals to eat. Many of the stops served the mulled wines in special designed mugs from that particular city or region. Darrell brought home several such mugs for souvenirs. Each market would contain large, specially designed and built displays for that area with vendors displaying an endless variety of Christmas items for sale (think knickknacks, but better). The river cruise ended in Cologne, Germany, with it’s Christmas market and the 13th Century Gothic cathedral.  

 

 

  Apr 26th May 3rd May 10th May 17th
Introductions Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry Rod Roberts
Reflection Andrew Kerins Candy Loyd BJ Lytle Ben Mast
Greeters Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry Rod Roberts
Lou Simpson Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Adam Wright
Song Leader Rod Roberts Tod Satterthwaite Angie Schoonover Jen Shelby
Notetaker Penwell Hodson Conforti Perry

 

 

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

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 – Barbara Kessel, Books to Prisoners (Mary)

May 31st – TBD – Club Social

June 7th – Hostile takeover of CUSR leadership

June 14th – Micah Putnam, Allerton Park and Retreat Center (Mary)

June 21st – TBD

June 28th – TBD

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April 12th, 2018 Newsletter

 

“We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.”― Walter Anderson 

 

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.”― Lao Tzu

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(notes provided by the unconventional and unorthodox Paul Conforti)

 

Robb Patton announced that our CU Sunrise team for our Big Brothers Big Sisters “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” Bowl-a-thon raised over $1,000.

 

Michelle reminded us that Central High School is hosting their annual International Fair Thursday April 12th from 6-8pm. $3 for students, $5 for adults. There will be food, activities, and live performances to enjoy. 100% of Proceeds will be going to Doctors without Borders. 

 

Adam announced that on April 28th we are looking for volunteers for a CIFB truck to Mansfield.

 

Keith is planning another Lake Shelbyville party boat excursion for Sunday, May 27th. Watch this space for more information.

 

Darryl distributed the new CU Sunrise information card we can now use as a marketing tool, especially for prospects who may have an interest in Rotary. The cards will be available at our meetings. We will also use them for events such as the Sweetcorn Festival, Taste of Champaign, etc.

 

Thursday, May 10th will be new officer election day for our club.  The officer slate includes:

 

*2018-2019 President Elect is Cary Woolard who was appointed at the 11-8-17 board meeting as that position became open.

*2019-2020 President Elect: Darrell Hoeman

*Past-President: Bob LaCharite

*Treasurer: Billy Stull

*Secretary: Allan Penwell

*Club Service Director: Keith Brandau

*Community Service Director: Robb Patton

*International Service Director: open

*New Generations Director: Michelle Barbey

*Vocational Service Director: Angie Schoonover

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Jim Hack & Dean Olson – Habitat for Humanity, El Salvador (Habitat para Humanidad El Salvador).

 

Since 2011 Champaign’s Good Shepherd Lutheran Church has sponsored an annual trip to El Salvador to work with Habitat for Humanity El Salvador building homes.

 

El Salvador is the smallest non-island country in the America’s with a 70% poverty rate (average annual income of $5,900/yr).

 

Over the past 10 years, Habitat has hosted 750 “build teams” consisting of 9500 volunteers, constructing 750 houses housing 3,750 Salvadorians. 70% of all team members return for a repeat build.

 

Their overall goal is not simply to build houses, but to build and strengthen neighborhoods, starting with the neighborhood community center, with houses built around that. Building the community is the theme for these volunteer trips.

 

It costs each volunteer about $1,160 to participate for a 9-day trip (airfare, accommodations and meals included). The next trip is slated for this August 13 through August 21.

 

Jim and Dean are actively seeking volunteers for this years trip. They can be reached via email at Jim Hack (b.j.hack@comcast.net) and Dean Olson (DeanLOLson@gmail.com). 

 

 

 

 

  Apr 19th Apr 26th May 3rd May 10th
Introductions Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry
Reflection David Henry Andrew Kerins Candy Loyd BJ Lytle
Greeters Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry
Jen Shelby Lou Simpson Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard
Song Leader Ed Perry Rod Roberts Tod Satterthwaite Angie Schoonover
Notetaker Perry Penwell Hodson Conforti

 

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

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

June 7th – Hostile takeover of CUSR leadership

June 14th – Micah Putnam, Allerton Park and Retreat Center (Mary)

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April 5th, 2018 Newsletter

 

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” ― Helen Keller 

 

“A great many people in this country are worried about law-and-order. And a great many people are worried about justice. But one thing is certain; you cannot have either until you have both.” ― Ramsey Clark 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(notes provided by the unconventional and unorthodox Paul Conforti)

Congratulations: Jennifer Shelby has achieved her second Paul Harris recognition.

Robb Patton announced that he has a full CU Sunrise team for our Big Brothers Big Sisters “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” bowlathon. Our team fund raising goal is $1,000. Robb plans to have moisturizing drinks and ibuprofen for those who bowl as well as those who simply endure by watching.

Paul announced that our CU Sunrise NCAA Basketball tournament raised $108.50 to our Foundation. Thank you for all those who participated. 1st place went to Tod’s spouse Beth, second place to Robb, and the consolation went to Nextpres.

Adam announced that we are looking for volunteers on April 28th for a CIFB truck to Mansfield. See Adam’s email for further details.

Charlie went to a San Antonio Texas Rotary meeting and came back with a flag (and he gave them one of ours!).

 

PROGRAM

Phyllis introduced Dr. Marcia Pool. Dr. Marcia Pool is a Teaching Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In her career, Marcia has been active in improving undergraduate education through developing problem-based laboratories, mentoring and guiding student teams through the senior design capstone course and a translational course following senior design. To promote biomedical/bioengineering, Marcia works with Women in Engineering to offer outreach activities and served at the national level as Executive Director of the biomedical engineering honor society, Alpha Eta Mu Beta, from 2011-2017.

Dr. Pool’s program was about the Cancer Scholars Program at UIUC. The Cancer Scholars Program is an undergraduate program created to provide a unique and interdisciplinary student learning experience. Whereas traditional undergraduate education has focused on classroom instruction independent of career aspirations or broader causes, this new model for undergraduate education is motivated by societal challenges and incorporates real-world experiences. Aligned with students’ passions, this approach is designed to inspire better learning, provide opportunity for undergraduate students to work in a meaningful manner in an important area for society, and ultimately impact society with smart and innovative Illinois graduates providing solutions against cancer.

The goals of the Cancer Scholars Program are:

·  Motivate learning by showing the relevance to the real-world need of making progress against cancer

·  Emphasize research to encourage critical thinking and build skills and knowledge from the very outset

·  Provide clinical, patient-oriented, and entrepreneurial opportunities alongside comprehensive disciplinary training

·  Advance the detection and treatment of cancer through engineering solutions

 

Dr. Pool introduced Madelyn O’Gorman and Lauren Sargeant, who are students in the program, to talk about their experiences in The Cancer Scholars Program.

All three guests answered questions from the audience.  For more information go to cancer.illinois.edu/

 

 

  Apr 12th Apr 19th Apr 26th May 3rd
Introductions Diana Dummitt Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Reflection Darrell Hoemann David Henry Andrew Kerins Candy Loyd
Greeters Diana Dummitt Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Angie Schoonover Jen Shelby Lou Simpson Jeff Van Buren
Song Leader Allan Penwell Ed Perry Rod Roberts Tod Satterthwaite
Notetaker Conforti Perry Penwell Hodson

 

 

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

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

June 7th – Hostile takeover of CUSR leadership

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March 29th, 2018 Newsletter

 

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 

“No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.” ― L. Frank Baum 

 

NOTES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Last week’s meeting was canceled in favor of an evening gathering at Adventures in Time and Space in Urbana.  CUSR Newsletter’s guest editor Keith Brandau provided this report:

Eleven Sunrise Rotarians and guests banded together to sneak into a high tech facility and stop a rogue computer with artificial intelligence from starting a thermonuclear war.  With only one hour to complete the mission the group had to rely upon blind luck, some inspired guessing, and some well timed hints from our “mole” in the facility.  Thanks to the team effort, disaster was averted with 30 seconds to spare, and Champaign Urbana wasn’t turned into a nuclear wasteland.  Victory drinks and congratulations followed!

 

 

  Apr 5th Apr 12th Apr 19th Apr 26th
Introductions John McDaniel Diana Dummitt Scott Paceley Robb Patton
Reflection Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann David Henry Andrew Kerins
Greeters John McDaniel Diana Dummitt Scott Paceley Robb Patton
Tod Satterthwaite Angie Schoonover Jen Shelby Lou Simpson
Song Leader Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry Rod Roberts
Notetaker Conforti Conforti Perry Penwell

 

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

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

June 7th – Hostile takeover of CUSR leadership

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