“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” John Maynard Keynes – 1883-1946 – Economist-Mathematician
“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” – Paulo Coelho – Lyricist-Novelist
“Our civic society is really all we have by way of nationhood.” – Cokie Roberts – Broadcast Journalist-Author
(notes provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)
October 24 is World Polio Day.
President Darrell announced that we will schedule a club assembly for the second Thursday of each month.
Charlie introduced “Know Your Rotarian”:
1) Ed Bridges went to Centennial High where he was on the track team. Later, he attended Parkland College and worked for Mayflower. During high school, Ed played in a band with Robb. Ed has been to 16 countries and has met Pope Paul and Jessie Owens.
2) Lou Simpson was born on Forbes Air Force Base. Growing up, he lived in Indianapolis, Palatine and LaGrange. He got his undergraduate and MBA degrees at Western IL University where he was a member of the WEIU Newcomers Swing Choir. He and Larry are members of the Lawn Rangers and performed in President Obama’s inaugural parade.
3) Keith Brandau is originally from Dixon and lived five years in Yorkville. He wrestled and played football in high school. Keith graduated from UIUC with a degree in structural engineering. He spends his free time on his house boat on Lake Shelbyville.
Mary Jane introduced our “See You at Sunrise” membership campaign. She has divided the club into teams, each with a breakfast-based theme. The winning team will be the one that brings the most guests to CU Sunrise between now and December.
|Sept 19th||Sept 26th||Oct 3rd||Oct 10th|
|Introductions||Angie Schoonover||Jen Shelby||Eddie Bridges||Cary Woolard|
|Reflection||Mary Kay Smith||Adam Wright||Oktay Baran||Michelle Barbey|
|Greeters||Angie Schoonover||Jen Shelby||Eddie Bridges||Cary Woolard|
|Eddie Bridges||Ondine Gross||David Henry||Mary Hodson|
|Song Leader||Paul Conforti||Diana Dummitt||Ata Durukan||Ondine Gross|
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (with program committee member responsible listed in parentheses)
September 19th – Michelle Layser, Assistant Professor of Law, UIUC will discuss tax law and social policy (Tom)
September 26th – Meghan Gentry will speak about foster care in Champaign-Urbana (Ondine)
October 3rd – Lisa Wilson, Executive Director, East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center (ECIRMAC) (Mary)
October 10th – Club Assembly
October 17th – TBD (Cary)
October 24th – Rob Dalhaus from CU at Home (Charlie)
October 29th – Tuesday – C-U Sunrise Rotary Charter Anniversary banquet at Biaggi’s
October 31st – No regular meeting (5th Thursday) –
November 7th – TBD (David)
November 14th – District Governor Julie Dobski
November 21st – TBD (Ondine)
November 28th – TBD
December 5th – John Paul Buzard from Buzard Pipe Organ Builders will speak to our club about building organs (Bob)
December 12th – Club Assembly