June 20th, 2019 Newsletter

 

“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them, just find a new way to stand.” – Oprah Winfrey

 

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(notes provided by the distinguished gentleman from Connecticut, Eduardo Perri)

 

Dues are due by 6/29/19. Please a) pay promptly and b) if you at all can please sign up for a meal plan (quarterly, bi-annual or annual). This significantly helps with our club’s budgeting and cash flow. 

Jack Kamerer announced that he will be “officially and completely” retired from our Rotary club. Jack was a charter member of our club and served as an active member and club treasurer for nearly 30 years. He served on our club’s board of directors for many of our club’s early years. He and his wife of nearly 60 years, Carol, will be splitting time here in Champaign, at their home in Florida and traveling/visiting with their children and grandchildren. Jack offered to continue to help with any club activities when needed.  

Cary introduced a guest, Paul Kelly, to the club. Paul was a charter member of our club and was visiting this morning as his son John was one of this morning’s program speakers. Paul was active in our club in it’s early years before moving to Kentucky. He was involved in one of our club’s first international projects with Belize.

Mary and Tom Hodson are seeking members for the District ShelterBox Committee.   Serving on this committee would involve occasionally helping with set up of the ShelterBox at Rotary functions and/or talking with groups about ShelterBox.  Contact Mary at maryfhodson@aol.com

 

PROGRAM

 

Tom introduced our speakers this morning, John Kelly and Randy Hulett of OSF Healthcare. Randy is the Vice President of Ancillary and Support Services for OSF Healthcare. His presentation centered around the history of OSF, its growth and the numerous and various services that the OSF Health organization provides.

 

OSF can trace its roots in Illinois to Peoria, when St. Francis Hospital started in 1877. Growth has continued ever since that time and now have 124 locations providing health care in Illinois and Michigan. OSF continues to expand with the emphasis on providing health care and better access to health care. Randy touched on the various services in Urbana/Champaign and the additional specialty services in the Peoria area. 

 

Locally, OSF Healthcare Heart of Mary Medical Center is a 206-bed comprehensive health care facility located at 1400 West Park in Urbana. Founded in 1919, the hospital became part of OSF in 2018 and has a staff of nearly 700 and provides a full range services. OSF is currently expanding to provide Urgent Care (OSF Urgo) by opening convenient walk in treatment centers that provide quick care minor illnesses and injuries. 

 

OSF also has local collaborations with Crisis Nursery, Promise Healthcare, Champaign and Urbana Park Districts and various community event sponsorships. To learn more about what OSF offers check out osfheartofmary.org

 

 

 

  June 27th July 4th July 11th July 18th
Introductions Candy Loyd No C-U Sunrise Ben Mast
Reflection Allan Penwell Meeting Rotary Ed Perry
Greeters Candy Loyd This Annual Ben Mast
Charlie Smith Week Awards Mary Kay Smith
Song Leader Angie Schoonover Happy Extravaganza Jen Shelby
Notetaker Penwell July 4th Hodson Conforti
Decker Weeding Shelby Johnson Penwell & LaCharite Perry
Next Weekend        

 

 

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

June 27th – Karl Gnadt, Managing Director, Champaign-Urban Mass Transit District (CUMTD) (Bob)

July 4th – No meeting

July 11th – Pass the Gavel and annual Club Awards ceremony

July 18th – Tod Satterthwaite will discuss his journey abroad

July 25th – Lisa Wilson, Executive Director, East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center (ECIRMAC)

August 1st – TBD (Bob)

August 8th – Lauryn Henry will discuss her RYE experience in France (David)

August 15th – Mike Hirschi will discuss the Rotary Foundation (Darrell)

August 22nd – TBD (Charlie)

August 29th – No regular meeting (5th Thursday) – 

September 5th – TBD (Cary)

September 12th – Club Assembly

September 19th – TBD (Ondine)

September 26th – TBD (Tom)

October 3rd – TBD (Bob)

October 10th – Club Assembly

October 17th – TBD (Cary)

October 24th – TBD (Charlie)

October 31st – No regular meeting (5th Thursday) – 

November 7th – TBD (David)

November 14th – Club Assembly

November 21st – TBD (Ondine)

November 28th – TBD 

December 5th – TBD

December 12th – Club Assembly

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June 13th, 2019 Newsletter

 

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” – Maya Angelou

 

“Self-trust is the first secret of success.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(notes provided by the unconventional and unorthodox Paul Conforti)

 

David Henry received a thank you note from Hope Lives Rescue Ranch in Monticello for our club’s bucket money donation. Hope Lives Rescue Ranch aim is to help at-risk youth and their families recover from trauma, build resilience, and find purpose through equine assisted mentoring.

 

Dues are due by 6/29/19. Please a) pay promptly and b) if you at all can please sign up for a meal plan (quarterly, bi-annual or annual). This significantly helps with our club’s budgeting and cash flow.               

 

Stay tuned for upcoming service projects involving the Eastern Illinois Food Bank. Emails to come will provide further details.

 

June Bucket Money will benefit the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Phyllis introduced our guest speakers, Nichole Millage and Chad Ijams.  Nichole Millage is the City of Champaign’s Recycling Coordinator. 

 

Nicole Millage has made a difference since her appointment as Champaign Recycle Coordinator in 2015. Nichole has changed the bi-annual electronics recycling to a reservation system and this has brought organization and reduction in the once long lines this event experienced. The next electronics recycle event is October 12, 2019.

 

Taking questions we found out from Nichole the following:

– The Champaign Recycle Office (across the side road from Home Depot) accepts batteries. It is illegal to dispose of batteries in the trash. Batteries contain corrosive materials and heavy metals that can contaminate the environment. Also, check the City of Champaign’s website for other battery disposal locations

– Latex paint, while less toxic than oil-based paint, still contain plastics. All paint should be disposed of properly by mixing with sand or kitty litter to dry out the paint and then disposing in residential trash. The empty paint cans and containers can then be recycled.

– Paint donations: Habitat for Humanity accepts unused cans of latex paint. The CU Theater Company will accept 1/2 cans or larger of latex paint for their sets.

– Styrofoam requires special equipment to recycle. The former-Solo Cup plant in Urbana has a Styrofoam recycle container in their parking lot.

– Prescription Bottles: police departments, Walgreens (Springfield & Mattis) and OSF Hospital has a recycle bin in their front lobby.

– Plastic shopping bags: most supermarkets. Nichole emphasized the importance of bringing your own bags or asking for paper when shopping.

 

Chad Ijams is General Manager of Midwest Fiber’s central Illinois operations which includes facilities in Decatur, Bloomington, Urbana, Springfield, Peoria and Terre Haute.

 

Midwest Fiber recently invested $3 million dollars in equipment that assists in reducing recycle contamination to under 5% thresholds. Recycle materials under 5% contamination are a marketable reusable commodity. An unwashed empty jar of peanut butter, for example, is essentially not recyclable. It’s too contaminated. But mostly washed and clean, it is. Other examples are plastic bags made of two types of plastic (Zip Loc). If the zip top is removed, then both parts can be recycled. Aluminum foil boxes, by removing the metal tear strip from the box makes both pieces recyclable while together they are not and will go to the land fill.

 

 

  June 20th June 27th July 4th July 11th
Introductions Bob La Charite Candy Loyd No C-U Sunrise
Reflection Robb Patton Allan Penwell Meeting Rotary
Greeters Bob La Charite Candy Loyd This Annual
Lou Simpson Charlie Smith Week Awards
Song Leader Tod Satterthwaite Angie Schoonover Happy Extravaganza
Notetaker Perry Penwell July 4th  
Decker Weeding Hodson Shelby Johnson Penwell & LaCharite
Next Weekend        

 

 

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

June 20th – John Kelly, OSF (Tom)

June 27th – Karl Gnadt, Managing Director, Champaign-Urban Mass Transit District (CUMTD) (Bob)

July 4th – No meeting

July 11th – Pass the Gavel and annual Club Awards ceremony

July 18th – Tod Satterthwaite will discuss his journey abroad

July 25th – Lisa Wilson, Executive Director, East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center (ECIRMAC)

August 1st – TBD (Bob)

August 8th – TBD (Cary)

August 15th – TBD 

August 22nd – TBD (Charlie)

August 29th – TBD 

September 5th – TBD (David)

September 12th – TBD (Mary)

September 19th – TBD (Ondine)

September 26th – TBD (Tom)

October 3rd – TBD (Bob)

October 10th – TBD 

October 17th – TBD (Cary)

October 24th – TBD (Charlie)

October 31st – TBD 

November 7th – TBD (David)

November 14th – TBD (Mary)

November 21st – TBD (Ondine)

November 28th – TBD 

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June 6th, 2019 Newsletter

 

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” ― John Muir

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(notes provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)

 

Bucket money for June will go toward purchase of a Buddy Bench in honor of Penn Nelson.

 

CU Sunrise will have a booth at the Cambana Moms Play Date at Hessel Park, 5:30 to 7 PM, July 9.  Contact Darrell to sign up.   In addition, the local Rotary Clubs will be going together to staff a booth at the Taste of CU on the weekend of August 17.

 

Darrell asked members to make a donation to the Foundation before the end of June.  Donations made now will determine the amount of grant money that comes back to our District in the future.

 

The University of Illinois is seeking volunteers for a six week summer program called “Global Ambassadors”.   Global Ambassadors will help in welcoming international students, scholars and executives.   See get.illinois.edu or email them at globaled-training@illinois.edu.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Ondine introduced Director Kelsey Langley and Board President Beth Hogan from “KOOP”, Kid Owned and Operated Play.   

 

Kelsey explained that KOOP provides child directed play opportunities for kids in our community.

 

The benefits of play include cognitive development, self-discovery, skill development.  Adventure playgrounds were started in  post WW II Copenhagen when adults noticed kids playing in  bombed out structures.

 

Kids get bored with prefab play structures.  In a prefab play structure, children can  do only what the structure provides.  KOOP collects and provides loose parts that children can utilize in open ended play.  Children building their own structures have infinite possibilities.  

 

Kelsey trains “Playworkers” to create flexible environments for play.  

 

KOOP partners with University Primary School to provide after school and summer camp programs.   They also partner with the Urbana and Champaign parks to provide “pop up” adventure playgrounds.

 

Go to www.KoopAdventurePlayground.com to see a list of spare parts you can donate.   KOOP also accepts donations to support kids who can’t afford their fee.

 

(newsletter posted late so the duties schedule was not included)

 

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

June 20th – John Kelly, OSF (Tom)

June 27th – Karl Gnadt, Managing Director, Champaign-Urban Mass Transit District (CUMTD) (Bob)

July 4th – No meeting

July 11th – Pass the Gavel and annual Club Awards ceremony

July 18th – Tod Satterthwaite will discuss his journey abroad

July 25th – Lisa Wilson, Executive Director, East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center (ECIRMAC)

August 1st – TBD

August 8th – TBD

August 15th – TBD

August 22nd – TBD

August 29th – TBD

September 5th – TBD

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