August 23rd, 2018 Newsletter

 

Those old adages – you attract more with honey; do unto others – are true. You can get attention by being acerbic or mean or making a bizarre comment. But by being nice, being empathetic, building relationships and listening, people begin to recognize that you’re thoughtful and respectful of their position.” ― Shelley Moore Capito 

 

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
― Khalil Gibran 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Notes provided by Allan Penwell)

Darrell noted that our booth at the Taste of Champaign was a success. We had several sign-ups for the club and Rotaract, and our volunteers distributed 28 bags of Sunrise coffee. Thanks to our Rotarian volunteers for helping.

 

The Literacy and Education Committee of District 6490 is sponsoring the fourth District 6490 Writing Contest. The contest is open to high school students residing within Rotary District 6490. Michelle is looking for judges for the District writing contest to review local submissions.

 

There is no meeting on August 30th. A social event is being planned and watch your email for an announcement.

 

We will not be meeting, but football guessing is next week. Maybe the swami will do the guessing for us.

 

PROGRAM

Mary introduced Ondine Gross who is a school psychologist who is an expert in dealing with conflict relationships with students in grades K-12. She has published the book Restore the Respect which shows how to mediate school conflicts and keep students learning.

District 6490 had a Global Grant to sponsor training in June for Jamaican school teachers to deal with bullying in schools. The grant was the inspiration of Rotarian, Rick Davidson, who has been instrumental in various international projects for our district. The teachers traveled to Charleston for the five-day sessions which were moderated by our speaker.

Ondine spoke to the work she does with students and teachers. The goal is to have a mediation technique which strengthens and repairs relationships among all members of a school community:  teachers, students, staff members, and parents. Trust and respect is built among participants with different backgrounds by using listening techniques followed up with moderated discussion. This fits perfectly with the school framework to promote positive outcomes among participants.

 

 

 

 

  Aug 30th Sept 6th Septh 13th Sept 20th
Introductions No Ethan Chew Paul Conforti Diana Dummitt
Reflection meeting Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey Keith Brandau
Greeters this Ethan Chew Paul Conforti Diana Dummitt
week Ben Mast John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo
Song Leader   Bob La Charite Candy Loyd Ben Mast
Notetaker Hodson      
Decker Weeding        
Next Weekend        
Decker Garden Simpson      
Watering        

 

 

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

August 30th – No regular meeting

September 6th – Emily Reichman, Hope Lives Rescue Ranch (David)

September 13th – Lola Lewis, Donation Liaison, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network (Phyllis)

September 20th – Deb Feinen, Mayor, City of Champaign (Tom)

September 27th – TBD (Bob)

October 4th – TBD (Charlie)

October 11th – TBD (David)

October 18th – Kate Williams, Associate Professor, UIUC, and Abdul Alkalima, Professor Emeritus, African American Studies, UIUC, will discuss New Philadelphia, the early settlement in western Illinois  (Ed)

October 25th – Chris Gleason, Executive Director, Rosecrance Central Illinois, will speak about the heroin/opioid crisis in central Illinois (Phyllis)

November 1st – TBD (Tom)

November 8th – TBD (Bob)

November 15th – TBD (Charlie)

November 22nd – No Meeting – Thanksgiving

November 29th – TBD (David)

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A Taste of C-U Sunrise Rotary

Club members of C-U Sunrise Rotary Club could be found at Taste of Champaign-Urbana last Saturday spreading good cheer and information about Rotary International.

Ed Perry and Darrell Hoemann at Taste of Champaign

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About the Symphony

Great season preview for the Champaing-Urbana Symphony Orchestra from Gerri Kirchner and J. Alex McHattie. Another part of our amazing micro-urban community.

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Visitor from Anchorage, Alaska

We were joined this week by Richard Dyson of the Anchorage (Alaska) East Club and he exchanged flags with president Cary Woolard. He has a perfect attendance record for over 40 years.

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August 16th, 2018 Newsletter

 

“ Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.” – Plato 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(notes provided by unconventional and unorthodox Paul Conforti)

CU Sunrise had an information booth at the Taste of Champaign on Saturday, August 18 from 10:30am through 9pm. Thanks to Darrell Hoemann (who organized this event), Scott Paceley (graphic design), and booth volunteers: Darrell, Ed, Diana, Phyllis, Paul, Tod, Allan, Bob, and Adam.

Anyone interested in guessing football this upcoming season? (The monkey does pretty well, maybe give it a temporary membership).

Tod announced he has volunteered with the Peace Corps for a 6-month stint in the Philippines to work with and consult locals in relatively unvisited areas to develop tourism. The focus will be to develop awareness of the amazing ecology of the Philippine islands (of which there are over 7,000) and boost travel interest from groups and individuals. Tod will be away from October through April. Beth will be able to join him sometime in November.

 

PROGRAM: Champaign-Urbana Symphony

Executive Director Gerri Kirchner, along with board member and musician (double bassist) Alex McHattie, presented what is new this season at the CUSO as well as the history of the symphony which was conceived in 1959 with its first concert on October 20, 1960.

In 1988, the CUSO was named as the Professional Orchestra in Residence at the Krannert Center.

This year the CUSO is one of five civic symphonies to have a “Music Alive Composer-in-Residence”, Stacy Garrop. Stacy’s music is centered on dramatic and lyrical storytelling. CUSO is excited to perform several of her works for orchestra and chamber ensemble this season. Stacy is a Cedille Records recording artist, and her works are published by Theodore Presser Company. For more information about Stacy and her work, visit her website at www.garrop.com.

The Music Director is Maestro Stephen Alltop.

The 2018-2019 season begins Saturday, October 13 featuring Metropolitan Opera soprano Amanda Majeski and works from Mahler and Strauss.

CU Ballet Nutcracker with the CUSO (Nov 30 – Dec 2 and Dec 7-9)

Holiday Glory, December 6

All the World’s A Stage, January 26 featuring violist Carol Cook from the Chicago’s Lyric Opera performing Stacy Garrop’s new viola concerto, Krakatoa. Also, on this program are works from Rossini, Schubert and Stravinsky.

Terra Nostra, March 9 by Stacy Garrop

April 17-18 – CUSO Youth Concerts

The Planets and Beyond, April 27, Gusatv Holst’s tour de force for large orchestra’s journey through the solar system!

https://cusymphony.org/

 

SPECIAL NOTE

Our June 7 speaker, Dr Timothy Pauketat, will be featured this fall in a PBS series called “Native America.”   The dates and times will be announced in the Patterns guide. 

 

  Aug 23rd Aug 30th Sept 6th Septh 13th
Introductions Keith Brandau Ethan Chew Paul Conforti Diana Dummitt
Reflection Adam Wright Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey Keith Brandau
Greeters Keith Brandau Ethan Chew Paul Conforti Diana Dummitt
Candy Loyd Ben Mast John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo
Song Leader Andrew Kerins Bob La Charite Candy Loyd Ben Mast
Notetaker Penwell Hodson    
Decker Weeding Loyd      
Next Weekend        
Decker Garden Simpson Simpson    
Watering        

 

 

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

August 23rd – Ondine Gross, mediator and consultant who participated in the Conflict Management Training provided by a Global Grant (Mary)

August 30th – No regular meeting

September 6th – Emily Reichman, Hope Lives Rescue Ranch (David)

September 13th – Lola Lewis, Donation Liaison, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network (Phyllis)

September 20th – Deb Feinen, Mayor, City of Champaign (Tom)

September 27th – TBD (Bob)

October 4th – TBD (Charlie)

October 11th – TBD (David)

October 18th – Kate Williams, Associate Professor, UIUC, and Abdul Alkalima, Professor Emeritus, African American Studies, UIUC, will discuss New Philadelphia, the early settlement in western Illinois  (Ed)

October 25th – Chris Gleason, Executive Director, Rosecrance Central Illinois, will speak about the heroin/opioid crisis in central Illinois (Phyllis)

November 1st – TBD (Tom)

November 8th – TBD (Bob)

November 15th – TBD (Charlie)

November 22nd – No Meeting – Thanksgiving

November 29th – TBD (David)

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August 9th, 2018 Newsletter

 

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.” ― Joseph Campbell 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

 

Darrell noted that our booth set up for Saturday, August 18 is looking good. Any and all members are invited to stop by the booth while at the Taste of Champaign event in West Side Park.

 

Phillis noted that we are applying for a district grant of $2,000 to go towards helping the local Men’s Shelter this winter. 

 

Cary noted we still need a volunteer(s) to run the local Rotary Football Guessing contest this year. 

 

 

PROGRAM

CUSR member Mary Hodson, who also serves as an assistant District Governor for area 11, introduced our Rotary District Governor, Arlene Pennie. Arlene is visiting all the clubs in our district with her husband, Past District Governor Larry Pennie. Arlene is from the Bloomington-Normal area and has been active with her club and has served on many district offices and projects.

 

DG Pennie stated that his year’s Rotary Presidential theme is “Be the Inspiration.” This theme stresses the importance of each member being an inspiration not only for the club but also to our community and the world. She wants the District to be the inspiration to its clubs and described the many activities that the district will be doing during her tenure as District Governor.

 

DG Pennie noted that the district has set aside $40,000 for district grants that are available for club projects.  In addition, she said the District will award $1,000 quarterly to those clubs who increase their membership the most, proportional to the club size. She pointed out many opportunities for Rotarians such as the district sponsored training and other activities that are available throughout the year. The monthly District newsletter lists all the training events, activities volunteer opportunities.

 

Comparing Rotary to a flower garden, DG Pennie explained what makes up a Rotary club and keeps it growing and healthy. Like a flower garden with a variety of flowers, Rotary is made up from a variety of people. Each of the clubs and members are unique and can be successful when given the proper care, nurturing, and the opportunity for growth. She stressed how clubs need to replenish themselves with new members. New members, like new plants, need extra care to be successful. Through club activities, and the District’s many learning and training sessions, new and old members can continue to grow.

 

Each club should also publicize its projects in the local community, in the district newsletter and be the inspiration.   

 

 

 

  Aug 16th Aug 23rd Aug 30th Sept 6th
Introductions Michelle Barbey Keith Brandau Ethan Chew Paul Conforti
Reflection Mary Kay Smith Adam Wright Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey
Greeters Michelle Barbey Keith Brandau Ethan Chew Paul Conforti
Bob La Charite Candy Loyd Ben Mast John McDaniel
Song Leader Darrell Hoemann Andrew Kerins Bob La Charite Candy Loyd
Notetaker Perry Penwell Hodson  
Decker Weeding Perry Loyd    
Next Weekend        
Decker Garden Perry Simpson Simpson  
Watering        

 

 

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

August 16th – Jerri Kirshner, CU Symphony (Charlie) 

August 23rd – Ondine Gross, mediator and consultant who participated in the Conflict Management Training provided by a Global Grant (Mary)

August 30th – No regular meeting

September 6th – Emily Reichman, Hope Lives Rescue Ranch (David)

September 13th – Lola Lewis, Donation Liaison, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network (Phyllis)

September 20th – Deb Feinen, Mayor, City of Champaign (Tom)

September 27th – TBD (Bob)

October 4th – TBD (David)

October 11th – TBD 

October 18th – Kate Williams, Associate Professor, UIUC, and Abdul Alkalima, Professor Emeritus, African American Studies, UIUC, will discuss New Philadelphia, the early settlement in western Illinois  (Ed)

October 25th – Chris Gleason, Executive Director, Rosecrance Central Illinois, will speak about the heroin/opioid crisis in central Illinois (Phyllis)

November 1st – TBD (Tom)

November 8th – TBD (Bob)

November 15th – TBD (Charlie)

November 22nd – No Meeting – Thanksgiving

November 29th – TBD (David)

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District Governor Arlene Pennie Visits C-U Sunrise

Members of C-U Sunrise Rotary was honored with a visit from District Governor Pennie on August 9th. 

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Sunrisers Learned About What’s Happening in Champaign

Keeping up with our community. Champaign Planning Director Bruce Knight talks about recent and future development at the Aug. 2 meeting

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August 2nd, 2018 Newsletter

 

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.” ― Jane Austen 

 

 

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” ― Winston Churchill 

 

 

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh 

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(notes provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)

 

Rotary Leadership Institute is scheduled for August 18.   See the District newsletter for more information.

 

More volunteers are needed to staff our booth at the Urbana Sweet Corn Festival on August 25.   Contact Darrell if you can help.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Bob introduced Bruce Knight, Champaign West Rotarian and Planning and Development Director for the City of Champaign.  Bruce discussed current and projected plans for the Planning and Development Department.

 

The Curtis Road Interchange Plan was adopted in 2007 after the State of IL determined that the I-74/Prospect Ave. Interchange area was overdeveloped..  Development around Curtis Rd. was slowed by the recession of 2008.   Carle at the Fields has now developed the NW Quadrant.

 

The Boneyard Creek once ran where Green Street is today.  The City has done extensive work to take Campus Town out of the floodplain.  They have taken Green St. from four to two lanes to make room for bike lanes.   “The future of transportation is that you are going to have to share the road.” said Knight.   This has led to major redevelopment of the area.   Today’s students want the feel of urban living.  The City has subsequently dropped the minimum parking requirements for Campus Town high rises.   

 

In the Mid-Town area, the grocery built where Burnham used to stand is a very busy store with a diverse patronage. The City helped pay for the Mid-Town Plaza development which overlooks the Boneyard Basin.   It is fully leased.

 

The City removed the downtown pedestrian mall in 1986 and offered TIF funding and liquor licenses to encourage investment.   The 217 S. Neil project was the first building that required no financial incentive from the City.   

 

Plans are underway to develop the area south of the Illinois Terminal.  This $200 million project will include a hotel conference center, offices, and parking deck.

 

The City is currently studying the possibility of redeveloping the North Neil St. corridor from the Interstate to downtown.   This may lead to a downtown plaza.   The design process for this project is almost complete.  The next step will be corporate fundraising for the project.

 

 

  Aug 9th Aug 16th Aug 23rd Aug 30th
Introductions Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey Keith Brandau Ethan Chew
Reflection Charlie Smith Mary Kay Smith Adam Wright Oktay Baran
Greeters Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey Keith Brandau Ethan Chew
Andrew Kerins Bob La Charite Candy Loyd Ben Mast
Song Leader Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann Andrew Kerins Bob La Charite
Notetaker Conforti Perry Penwell Hodson
Decker Weeding   Perry Loyd  
Next Weekend        
Decker Garden Perry Perry Simpson Simpson
Watering        

 

 

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

August 9th – District Governor Pennie’s visit

August 16th – Jerri Kirshner, CU Symphony (Charlie) 

August 23rd – Ondine Gross, mediator and consultant who participated in the Conflict Management Training provided by a Global Grant (Mary)

August 30th – No regular meeting

September 6th – Emily Reichman, Hope Lives Rescue Ranch (David)

September 13th – Lola Lewis, Donation Liaison, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network (Phyllis)

September 20th – Deb Feinen, Mayor, City of Champaign (Tom)

September 27th – TBD (Bob)

October 4th – TBD (David)

October 11th – TBD 

October 18th – Kate Williams, Associate Professor, UIUC, and Abdul Alkalima, Professor Emeritus, African American Studies, UIUC, will discuss New Philadelphia, the early settlement in western Illinois  (Ed)

October 25th – Chris Gleason, Executive Director, Rosecrance Central Illinois, will speak about the heroin/opioid crisis in central Illinois (Phyllis)

November 1st – TBD (Tom)

November 8th – TBD (Bob)

November 15th – TBD (Charlie)

November 22nd – No Meeting – Thanksgiving

November 29th – TBD (David)

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