“Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.” -KT Witten



The results of the CU Sunrise Election are as follows:

President – Mary Kay Smith
Treasurer – Billy Stull
Secretary – Allan Penwell
Club Service Director – Keith Brandau
Community Service Director: Robb Patton
International Service Director – Charlie Smith
New Generations Director – Michelle Barbey
Vocational Service Director – Angie Schoonover

Thank you to all of our elected officers and directors. Your special commitment to Service above Self in guiding our club is to be commended!

April 11: Michelle announced the International Fair from 6-8 PM. There is a $5 at the door donation, but there will be lots of food and great young adults to meet!

April 18:  Our meeting with be cancelled in favor of the April 17 All Area Rotary Club Noon Meeting at the Round Barn.

April 27: Eastern Illinois Food Repack 5:30 – 7:30, 2405 N. Shore Dr., Urbana, IL 61802. 

May 11: Bob announced a planned Habitat for Humanity project. More info to follow at a later date.

Books for Prisoners: If you have books, dictionaries and non-fiction in particular, please bring them to a meeting. Mary is our coordinating.



David introduced Kathy Sweedler, University of Illinois Extension Educator of Consumer Economics.

Kathy Sweedler provides consumer economics programming in a four-county area of Central Illinois for individuals and families, with an emphasis in the area of financial management. Kathy focuses on providing individuals with research-based information and strategies to help them make positive changes in their financial behaviors.

Kathy and her team are called Money Mentors. Money Mentors are volunteers who help individuals with their money management. Money Mentors assist mentees in free and confidential one-on-one meetings with budgeting, building savings, setting goals, managing credit and organizing finances.

Money Mentors can be used by just about everyone, from junior high students learning about the importance of savings to older adults learning about and avoiding financial exploitation schemes. Many clients are doing fine with money management but want to explore ways to do even better.

Money Mentors are always looking for new Money Mentor volunteers. Volunteers are trained by Kathy’s staff. Contact Kathy if you are interested in becoming a volunteer Money Mentor.

For more information see Money Mentors: go.illinois.edu/MoneyMentors



  Apr 11th April 18th Apr 25th May 2nd
Introductions Maarten de Witte Meeting  Diana Dummitt Ata Durukan
Reflection Darrell Hoemann cancelled Andrew Kerins Bob La Charite
Greeters Maarten de Witte due to  Diana Dummitt Ata Durukan
Scott Paceley all-area Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Song Leader Ben Mast Rotary meeting John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo
Notetaker Perry   Penwell Hodson



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

April 11th – William O Brien, PhD, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, will speak about his research projects involving ultrasonic bioengineering and biophysics (Mary)

April 18th – Meeting cancelled in favor of April 17 all area Noon Rotary meeting at the Round Barn Center

April 25th – Rachel Graham, Crisis Nursery (Phyllis)

May 2nd – Club Assembly 

May 9th – TBD (Bob)

May 16th – TBD (Charlie)

May 23rd – TBD (David)

May 30th – No AM meeting – Club Social TBA

June 6th – TBD (Ondine)

June 13th – Nichole Millage, Environmental Sustainability Specialist, City of Champaign Recycling, will speak about recycling(Phyllis)

June 20th – TBD (Tom)

June 27th – TBD (Bob)

July 4th – TBD