December 19th, 2019 Newsletter

 

“A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it’s built for.” – Albert Einstein – 1879-1955 – Theoretical Physicist

 

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt – 1884-1962 – American Political Figure – Former First Lady of the United States

 

“Don’t worry about darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.” – Napoleon Hill – 1883-1970 – American Author

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(notes provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)

 

Mary Kay congratulated the “Bananas”, winners of the membership contest.   She also invited members interested in serving on the board or in getting involved in other ways to contact her.

 

Santa reminded us that we will not meet on December 26 or January 2.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Our annual C-U Sunrise Rotary Holiday Party featured music (see below), a visit from Santa, some Santa-related trivia (those darn Philadelphia fans!), and general holiday merriment.  Thanks to all who made this event such a fun and joyous time!

 

 

MUSIC PROGRAM

 

Marilyn Marshall and Danda Beard introduced us to members of the Baroque Artists of Champaign Urbana.  BACH is Champaign Urbana’s premier chamber choir, founded by Rotarian Chester Alwes in 1996.   

 

BACH hosts a full annual concert schedule and numerous unique events each season.  They also host the annual Young Baroque Artist Competition for high-school aged musicians.

 

BACH is currently welcoming new singers and donors.  For audition information or to join their mailing list, contact BACH at info@baroqueartists.org.  

 

Their next performance is “Les Delices Myths and Allegories, scheduled for 7:30 PM, February 9 at the chapel of St. John the Devine, 1011 S. Wright St. in Champaign.   For a full schedule of upcoming performances and ticket information, see www.baroqueartists.org

 

 

SPECIAL NOTE

 

Molly Delaney followed up by email with this link about Food Fights: https://www.eifoodbank.org/action/volunteer/corporate-food-fights.html

 

  Jan 9th Jan 16th Jan 23rd Jan 30th
Introductions Ata Durukan Ondine Gross David Henry Mary Hodson
Reflection Bob La Charite Phyllis Mischo Scott Paceley Robb Patton
Greeters Ata Durukan Ondine Gross David Henry Mary Hodson
Ed Perry Rod Roberts Tod Satterthwaite Angie Schoonover
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)

January 9th – Club Assembly

January 16th – Rush Record, Executive Director, CASA (Mary)

January 23rd – TBD (Bob)

January 30th – TBD

February 6th – TBD (Cary)

February 13th – TBD

February 20th – TBD (Charlie)

February 27th – TBD (David)

March 5th – TBD (Mary)

March 12th – TBD

March 19th – TBD (Ondine)

March 26th – TBD (Tom)

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December 12th, 2019 Newsletter

 

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy – 1917-1963 – Politician – Former President of The United States

“Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” – Margaret Cousins – 1878-1954 – Indian-Irish Poet

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness, that most frightens us.” – Nelson Mandela – 1918-2013 – Political Leader – Philanthropist – Former President of South Africa

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Notes provided by Allan Penwell)

 

Our holiday party is Thursday, December 19th (this week!). There are custom omelets for breakfast so we would like to have everyone come around 6:30 a.m. so all can be served.

 

In the membership contest, the Porridge Packs and the Gurts are not doing so well so they need to step up their game plan.

 

Diana has distributed cards on the table to complete for contact information of guests that you bring.

 

Paul sent an email to members about the college football bowl games. It is the same deal as last year that half of the pot goes to Sunrise Charitable Foundation, and the winner(s) takes the rest. Please participate.

 

 

Program

 

Molly Delaney was our guest speaker on December 12th, and she is vice president of development for Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Many of us have helped with repacks and mobile food distribution so it was informative to get an update from Molly.

 

The Eastern Illinois Foodbank exists to alleviate hunger in eastern Illinois by providing a reliable source of food for the hungry through cooperation with a network of food pantries and agencies. It distributes foods in 18 Illinois counties from Livingston in the north to Clay in the south. Last year over 10.5 million pounds were distributed with the help of staff and 2,100 volunteers.

 

In 2018, there was over $12.3 million in contributed food to EIFB plus $1.4 million in cash donations so this is a large operation.  One in 8 people in eastern Illinois struggle with food insecurity, including 1 in 6 children. The Foodbank does not directly serve clients, but food is provided to agencies like food pantries, soup kitchens, snack programs, and shelters who serve the hungry. Through agencies and programs, Eastern Illinois Foodbank supplied food to more than 58,000 people a month last year.

 

Thanks Molly, and it was good to see you again.

 

 

  Dec 19th Dec 26th Jan 2nd Jan 9th
Introductions Diana “Shredding sledder” Dummitt No No Ata Durukan
Reflection Eddie “Claus” Bridges regular regular Larry Johnson
Greeters Diana “Shredding sledder” Dummitt morning morning Ata Durukan
Allan “Frosty” Penwell meeting meeting Ed Perry
Song Leader Robb “Rudolph” Patton     Allan Penwell
Notetaker Hodson     Conforti

 

 

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

December 19th – CUSR Holiday Party

December 26th – No meeting

January 2nd – TBD (David)

January 9th – Club Assembly

January 16th – Rush Record, Executive Director, CASA (Mary)

January 23rd – TBD (Bob)

January 30th – TBD

February 6th – TBD (Cary)

February 13th – TBD

February 20th – TBD (Charlie)

February 27th – TBD (David)

March 5th – TBD (Mary)

March 12th – TBD

March 19th – TBD (Ondine)

March 26th – TBD (Tom)

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December 5th, 2019 Newsletter

 

“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.” – A. A. Milne – 1882-1956 – Author

 

“Just because you’re struggling doesn’t mean you’re failing. Every great success requires some type of struggle.” – Nicky Gumbel – Author

 

“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour – Financier

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(notes provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)

 

This month’s Bucket Money is for Polio Plus

 

Robb asked for volunteers to help unload and sort the fruit on December 11 or 12.   He also reminded members that he is collecting donations for the “Adopt a Kid” program at CASA.

 

Paul will be sending details on a college bowl contest to raise money for the Foundation.

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

 

December 12 – Gift Wrapping to benefit Crisis Nursery

 

December 14 – Salvation Army Bell Ringing

 

December 19 – 6:30 AM CU Sunrise Holiday Breakfast with the Baroque Artists of Champaign and Santa (We will not have a gift exchange).

 

December 26 – No meeting

 

January 2 – No meeting

 

February 27 – No AM meeting, Karaoke Night

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Bob introduced John-Paul Buzard, President and Artistic Director of Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, LLC of Champaign.   John-Paul has a Master’s of Music degree in Organ and Church Music from Northwestern University and a Master Organ Builder Certificate from the American Institute of Organ Builders.  He is a member of several national and international organ and organ builder societies.

 

John-Paul’s wife Linda is the organist and choirmaster at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Divine in Champaign.   Along with the Baroque Artists of Champaign, she will perform at our upcoming holiday party.   Their son Stephen is the organist and choirmaster at St. James Episcopal Cathedral in Chicago and their daughter Katie recently completed a Master’s degree in  voice from the Royal College of Music in London.

 

Bob recently rented one of six apartments above the Buzard Organ Company, located at 112 W. Hill in Champaign.   It is housed in a converted turn-of-the century building that was once the Woman’s Town Club.  

 

The Buzard Organ Company has a staff of 20.  They are known locally for having renovated the organ at the Virginia Theater and for having built the one in his home parish of St. John the Devine.

 

John-Paul explained that no two organs look alike or sound alike.  Each builder has his own style.  There are French, German and English organ building styles.  His style is after the one used at King’s College Cambridge.

 

After the Oklahoma City bombing, his company built a new organ for the nearby St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. 

 

In 2003, they built an organ with 87 ranks of pipes for All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia.   In 2005, they built an organ for St. Bede’s Catholic Church at the entrance to the colonial district in Williamsburg, VA.  St. Bede’s and the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church have a covenant to worship and do community service together, so in 2006, the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church asked the Buzard Company to build them an organ, too.

 

In 2008, they built an organ in the form of a stylized Celtic Cross for the Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington.  When building an organ for St. Bridget Catholic Church in Richmond, VA in 2013, they uncovered a stained glass window that had been hidden for forty years!

 

The company built an organ for Central Methodist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2018.  The former music director from Holy Cross Church in Champaign is now music director there.

 

Buzard built an organ for the St. Vincent Archabbey in LaTrobe, PA.  That basilica seats 1,500 people.  Closer to home, they built an organ for Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Carmel, Indiana.

 

 

 

  Dec 12th Dec 19th Dec 26th Jan 2nd
Introductions Paul Conforti Diana Dummitt No No
Reflection Mary Hodson Eddie Bridges regular regular
Greeters Paul Conforti Diana Dummitt morning morning
Robb Patton Allan Penwell meeting meeting
Song Leader Scott Paceley Robb Patton    
Notetaker Penwell Hodson    

 

 

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

December 12th – Molly Delaney, Vice President of Development, Eastern Central Illinois Foodbank (ECIFB) (Mary)

December 19th – CUSR Holiday Party

December 26th – No meeting

January 2nd – TBD (David)

January 9th – Club Assembly

January 16th – Rush Record, Executive Director, CASA (Mary)

January 23rd – TBD (Bob)

January 30th – TBD

February 6th – TBD (Cary)

February 13th – TBD

February 20th – TBD (Charlie)

February 27th – TBD (David)

March 5th – TBD (Mary)

March 12th – TBD

March 19th – TBD (Ondine)

March 26th – TBD (Tom)

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November 21st, 2019 Newsletter

 

“Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.” – Caroline Myss – Author

 

“Success does not consist in never making a mistake but in never making the same one a second time.” – George Bernard Shaw – 1856-1950 – Playwright

 

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost – 1874-1963 – Poet

 

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

 

December 12: Our participation in this year’s Crisis Nursery annual Holiday shopping will take place.

 

December 14: A sign-up sheet was passed around for volunteers for this year’s Salvation Army bell ringing Champaign Walmart on North Prospect.

 

Darrell presented a chart showing the results of our membership drive and encouraged all to invite more possible new members.

 

PROGRAM

This week’s speaker was Professor Stephanie Ceman, Associate Professors of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Illinois.

Dr. Ceman received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Bacteriology and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in Genetics. She was a Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago in Immunology and a Postdoctoral fellow at Emory University in Atlanta, where she began her work on Fragile X syndrome. She was promoted to research assistant professor at Emory University.

She was hired in 2003 at UIUC, and is now an associate professor with affiliations with the Neuroscience Program, Beckman Institute and the Institute for Genomic Biology. She is also faculty in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

Dr. Ceman’s research focuses on understanding how protein regulation in the brain participates in learning and memory. Professor Ceman’s presentation focused on her current work with Fragile X Syndrome, the most common form of mental retardation in which a protein required for normal cognition is absent. Engineered gene modification is being studied as a way to repair and reverse inherited cognitive disabilities, including autism.

 

SPECIAL NOTE 1 – CU Sunrise Christmas Party – December 19

– We will have an omelet station, so a little earlier starting time is a good idea to allow people to partake of the omelet station.  The meeting will start at the regular 7:00 time.

– Bring children and grandchildren. To help make certain that Santa has an appropriate gift, please let us know names and ages and a short list of what kind of gifts they might like.

– Let us know if guests will be in attendance so we can plan food and tables.

– If you possess a “festive holiday sweater”, please feel free to wear it that day.  If enough people participate, there may even be a special prize for the sweater voted “most festive”.

– This year we will have a “Dirty Santa” game near the end of the party.  For those of you who haven’t played “Dirty Santa”, you bring a wrapped gift, and numbers are drawn to determine the order of participants.  First participant selects and unwraps a gift.  Next participant can either steal the gift, or choose another gift.  This continues until the last gift is unwrapped, at which time the first participant is given a chance to steal or keep the gift they now possess.  Usually there’s a limit of 3 “steals” for any particular gift.  If you plan to participate, please let me know.  Please limit the gift to a maximum of a $20 value.  Feel free to bring something from home you’ve been dying to get rid of!

 

SPECIAL NOTE 2 – CU Sunrise Foundation Bowl Pick ‘Em Contest

Now that Illinois IS back in the bowl picture this year’s Foundation Bowl Contest will be a bit more interesting. The first bowl game is Friday December 20th. Paul will be emailing information. We split the pot 50/50, half to the winner’s and half to the CU Foundation. Last year we raised $100, just for guessing bowl game outcomes.

 

POLIO UPDATE

“Four African countries have reported new cases of polio linked to the oral vaccine, as global health numbers show there are now more children being paralyzed by viruses originating in vaccines than in the wild.” — https://apnews.com/7d8b0e32efd0480fbd12acf27729f6a5 

 

  Nov 28th Dec 5th Dec 12th Dec 19th
Introductions No  Keith Brandau Paul Conforti Diana Dummitt
Reflection meeting David Henry Mary Hodson Eddie Bridges
Greeters on  Keith Brandau Paul Conforti Diana Dummitt
annual Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Song Leader Turkey Phyllis Mischo Scott Paceley Robb Patton
Notetaker Day Perry Penwell Hodson

 

 

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

December 5th – John Paul Buzard from Buzard Pipe Organ Builders will speak to our club about building organs (Bob)

December 12th – Molly Delaney, Vice President of Development, Eastern Central Illinois Foodbank (ECIFB) (Mary)

December 19th – CUSR Holiday Party

December 26th – No meeting

January 2nd – TBD (David)

January 9th – Club Assembly

January 16th – Rush Record, Executive Director, CASA (Mary)

January 23rd – TBD (Bob)

January 30th – TBD

February 6th – TBD (Cary)

February 13th – TBD

February 20th – TBD (Charlie)

February 27th – TBD (David)

March 5th – TBD (Mary)

March 12th – TBD

March 19th – TBD (Ondine)

March 26th – TBD (Tom)

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November 14th, 2019 Newsletter

“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw – 1856-1950 – Playwright

 

“Never too old to start an empire. Never too old to chase a dream.” – Jeremy Mcgilvrey – Digital Marketing Consultant

 

“Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.” – Unknown

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Darrell reminded everyone to keep selling fruit as the selling for this year’s fundraiser ends November 22.

 

Phyllis announced that we received a $2,000 Rotary District grant to help the Francis Nelson Health Organization with a program to provide healthy food to those in need. 

 

Several club volunteer projects were noted:

-Saturday November 16, Central High School Interact’s 5K fundraiser at Crystal Lake School. Volunteers were asked to arrive by 8:15am.

 

-Crisis Nursery Holiday Gift giving is December 12th, additional volunteers are needed. See Michelle for more information.

 

-Salvation Bell Ringing will take place at the Champaign Walmart on north Prospect on December 14th.

 

-Daily Soup Kitchen volunteering opportunity over the Holidays is being finalized. 

 

Keith noted our annual Holiday party will take place at Lodgic on December 19th with holiday activities for children and grandchildren and the addition of egg omelets!  Please let Keith know if you will be bringing additional guests and if you want to share in a special gift giving activity during the meeting. Please plan to arrive a little earlier that morning for the additional activities. 

 

Darrell is helping to organize a club karaoke party in February with a possible competition among local rotary clubs. 

 

Scott announced that he and Paul have made special CU Sunrise Rotary information cards for member’s use with possible new members. You can pick up several cards at our regular club meetings.

 

PROGRAM

 

Rotary District Governor Julie Dobski was our speaker as this was her yearly official visit to our club. Julie presented not only district information, but her thoughts on Rotary as well. Julie joined Rotary 17 years ago, is a past president of the Bloomington-Normal Breakfast Club, and she and her husband operate 10 McDonald restaurants in the Bloomington-Normal area. Julie has visited all 44 Rotary Clubs in the district and enjoys making new friends, hearing about the various club projects, and being with those committed to service.

 

Membership was a focus on this morning’s program. Julie joined Rotary “because she was asked.” Membership has been down throughout Rotary, and our district is no exception. Our district lost 70 members last year and lost 3 clubs. We must ask ourselves -We are Rotary, why are we here? What difference are we making in our community and our world?

 

We need our club membership to reflect the diversity of the community in which we live. We must continue to be active in our club and district volunteer projects and events, along with working hard at these activities and providing the leadership to get things done.

This being Rotary Foundation Month she noted that our district gave out 29 district grants this year which are made available through our individual giving to The Rotary Foundation. 

 

DG Dobski asks all clubs to review their goals, become even more tech aware with the club, district, and International Rotary websites, and be even more creative in getting and keeping members. Julie challenged all of us to ask “Why are you here?”     

 

 

 

  Nov 21st Nov 28th Dec 5th Dec 12th
Introductions Michelle Barbey No  Keith Brandau Paul Conforti
Reflection Ondine Gross meeting David Henry Mary Hodson
Greeters Michelle Barbey on  Keith Brandau Paul Conforti
Phyllis Mischo annual Scott Paceley Robb Patton
Song Leader Bob La Charite Turkey Phyllis Mischo Scott Paceley
Notetaker Conforti Day Perry Penwell

 

 

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

November 21st – “A geneticist’s perspective on how the brain works” – Dr. Stephanie Ceman, Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, UIUC, and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. (Ondine)

November 28th – No meeting

December 5th – John Paul Buzard from Buzard Pipe Organ Builders will speak to our club about building organs (Bob)

December 12th – Molly Delaney, Vice President of Development, Eastern Central Illinois Foodbank (ECIFB) (Mary)

December 19th – CUSR Holiday Party

December 26th – No meeting

January 2nd – TBD (David)

January 9th – Club Assembly

January 16th – Rush Record, Executive Director, CASA (Mary)

January 23rd – TBD (Bob)

January 30th – TBD

February 6th – TBD (Cary)

February 13th – TBD

February 20th – TBD (Charlie)

February 27th – TBD (David)

March 5th – TBD (Mary)

March 12th – TBD

March 19th – TBD (Ondine)

March 26th – TBD (Tom)

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November 7th, 2019 Newsletter

 

Let your unique awesomeness and positive energy inspire confidence in others. – Unknown

 

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo – Author

 

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour. – Unknown

           

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Robb noted that our annual club’s fundraising Fruit Sale is gaining momentum and encouraged everyone to get out there and sell fruit! If you prefer to donate money instead of selling fruit a donation in the amount of $200 is expected. Recipients of the money raised will be CU @ Home and our CU Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation. This year the pick-up of Fruit will once again be at CDC Paper’s warehouse on North Elm in Champaign.

 

Michelle announced that Central Interact’s 5K Turkey Trot fundraiser will be Saturday, November 16th at Crystal Lake Park in Urbana. Volunteers are needed to help direct the runners throughout the course. 

 

Crisis Nursery annual Holiday shopping will take place December 12th and volunteers are needed to help the youngsters shop for gifts. 

 

A sign-up sheet was passed around for volunteers for this year’s Salvation Army bell ringing on December 14th at the Champaign Walmart on North Prospect. 

 

Darrell presented a chart showing the results of our membership drive and encouraged all to invite more possible new members. 

 

Keith noted that this year’s holiday party in December is in the planning stages.

 

Eddie announced that our club has solidified its position as the club to watch in this year’s Rotary/Service Club’s football guessing contest. 

 

PROGRAM

 

Mary introduced Shannon O’Rouke Kasali as our speaker this morning. Mary noted that Shannon is an excellent example of how our donations to The International Rotary Foundation can help young people achieve their dreams of international peace and goodwill. Shannon is a Rotary Cultural Ambassadorial Scholar and a Rotary Global Peace Fellow. Her awards and service were initiated through our Rotary District.

 

Shannon’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Illinois Wesleyan University, a Masters in International Development from The George Washington University, and she is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Library and Information sciences. 

 

Shannon worked in Senegal, Mali, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo for international organizations and the United Nations as a Rotary Cultural Ambassador. As a 2016 Rotary Global Peace fellow she concentrated on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution in Bangkok, Thailand. 

 

She has made Rotary Connections throughout the world visiting Rotary leaders in Hiroshima, Japan, and in Bangkok, Thailand and traveled to Nepal. Helping to build cultures of peace through education.   

 

She is the Founder and Executive director of Books For Congo a non-profit organization that creates libraries and promotes reading in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Books are very difficult to get and are extremely valued by the people. Through her organization she has brought over 70,000 books to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Shannon is also involved in the building of libraries and organizing their staff. Her current emphasis is to bring books by African authors to these new libraries. Education, basic literacy and peace remain Shannon’s focus. 

 

Shannon acknowledges that her accomplishments could not have been possible without the help of Rotary. She will continue to help educate all people with books as without education, there is no peace.  

 

 

 

  Nov 14th Nov 21st Nov 28th Dec 5th
Introductions Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey No  Keith Brandau
Reflection Ata Durukan Ondine Gross meeting David Henry
Greeters Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey on  Keith Brandau
Eddie Bridges Phyllis Mischo annual Scott Paceley
Song Leader Larry Johnson Bob La Charite Turkey Day Phyllis Mischo
Notetaker Hodson Conforti   Perry

 

 

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

November 14th – District Governor Julie Dobski

November 21st – “A geneticist’s perspective on how the brain works” – Dr. Stephanie Ceman, Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, UIUC, and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. (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 – Molly Delaney, Vice President of Development, Eastern Central Illinois Foodbank (ECIFB) (Mary)

December 19th – CUSR Holiday Party

December 26th – No meeting

January 2nd – TBD (David)

January 9th – Club Assembly

January 16th – Rush Record, Executive Director, CASA (Mary)

January 23rd – TBD (Bob)

January 30th – TBD

February 6th – TBD (Cary)

February 13th – TBD

February 20th – TBD (Charlie)

February 27th – TBD (David)

March 5th – TBD (Mary)

March 12th – TBD

March 19th – TBD (Ondine)

March 26th – TBD (Tom)

 

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October 24th, 2019 Newsletter

 

When you are enthusiastic about what you do, you feel this positive energy. It’s very simple.” – Paulo Coelho – Lyricist-Novelist

 

“Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive good things and good people will be drawn to you.” – Mary Lou Retton – Retired American Gymnast

 

“The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” – Charles Dickens – 1812-1870 – Writer

 

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton – Singer

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Notes provided by Allan Penwell)

 

Darrell and Mary will be helping out with the Rotary booth at the mall this weekend. Thanks to both of you for volunteering.

 

Our Sunrise banquet at Biaggi’s is Tuesday, October 29th. Be there at 5:30 a.m. for hospitality hour.

 

Our new member contest is in full swing. The Baconators and Bananas are in a tie for 1st with Porridge Pack, Hash Browns, and the Gurts behind. Bring a future Rotarian to one of our club meetings.

 

Eddie reports our football guessing is not so good. We were only 60% correct on picks for last week. Only one Rotarian in our area picked Illinois over Wisconsin last week. Really?

 

The fruit sale is underway, and a case of fruit is still only $27.00. The sale will wrap up on November 22nd. Delivery date is likely the week of December 9th. The primary benefactor of the sale is C-U at Home.

 

 

Program

 

Charlie introduced us to Rob Dalhaus, Director of C-U at Home.  But before that, Darrell presented Rob with a $150 check from our club’s monthly bucket money.

 

C-U at Home is a grassroots, 501(c)(3), faith-based homelessness ministry with facilities located in C-U. It supports the vulnerable homeless in our community. It is located at 50 East Washington in a building owned by Rosecrance Treatment Centers. It is a damp shelter which provides shelter for friends even if they have an addiction problem.

 

C-U at Home provides a place for the homeless to go that gives relief to local hospitals or the police who might be asked to care for someone. Their cost for a night of care is only $12.00 compared to emergency room or jail which can be hundreds of dollars. In 2018, shelter was provided to 287 different individuals for 5,700 nights so it is a real community resource. C-U at Home coordinates with Rosecrance for those who need help, but it also has access to transportation to take a friend to an out-of-town location for specialized care.

 

C-U at Home also operates the Phoenix Drop-in Center at 34 E. Green Street. C-U at Home operates street outreach, education & advocacy, and four transitional housing units. It is well known for One Winter Night which is its annual community awareness night where volunteers raise money and sleep in boxes in February in downtown Champaign.

 

 

 

  Oct 31st Nov 7th Nov 14th Nov 21st
Introductions No Adam Wright Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey
Reflection regular Diana Dummitt Ata Durukan Ondine Gross
Greeters morning Adam Wright Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey
meeting Bob La Charite Eddie Bridges Phyllis Mischo
Song Leader today. Eddie Bridges Larry Johnson Bob La Charite
Notetaker Social? Penwell Hodson Conforti

 

 

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

October 29th – Tuesday – C-U Sunrise Rotary Charter Anniversary banquet at Biaggi’s

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

November 7th – Shannon O’Rourke Kasali, who was both a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and A Rotary Peace Scholar (Mary)

November 14th – District Governor Julie Dobski

November 21st – “A geneticist’s perspective on how the brain works” – Dr. Stephanie Ceman, Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, UIUC, and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. (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 – Molly Delaney, Vice President of Development, Eastern Central Illinois Foodbank (ECIFB) (Mary)

December 19th – CUSR Holiday Party

December 26th – No meeting

January 2nd – TBD (David)

January 9th – Club Assembly

January 16th – Rush Record, Executive Director, CASA (Mary)

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October 17th, 2019 Newsletter

 

“Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before.” – Bonnie Blair – Professional Speed Skater

 

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller – 1880-1968 – Author

 

“Winning is fun, but those moments that you can touch someone’s life in a very positive way are better.” – Tim Howard – Professional Athlete

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(notes provided by the unconventional and unorthodox Paul Conforti)

 

Darrell said there will be a volunteer opportunity coming up for a reading program at the Danville Prison.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

Kelly White, Executive Director at 40 North | 88 West.

 

Kelly joined 40 North | 88 West in September 2009 as Project Coordinator of two programs for downtown Champaign: Art & Sol – an outdoor performance series, and Sight Specific – a series of storefront exhibits. Kelly was previously the manager of Verde Gallery in Champaign. Prior to re-locating to the Champaign-Urbana area, Kelly held the position of Assistant Museum Curator and Collections Manager for the SCAD Museum of Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she received her MFA and MA in Art History and Painting. She is also currently an Art History instructor at Parkland College. kwhite@40north.org 

40 North | 88 West Mission: Cultivating Creativity in Champaign County!

40 North is dedicated to fueling the growth and well-being of Champaign County by nurturing its arts, culture, and education community. It is guided in this effort by three principal themes:

 

ADVOCATE for the individuals, organizations, and enterprises in Champaign County that constitute its arts, culture, education community by promoting awareness of the extraordinary quality, quantity, and diversity of arts, culture and education activity in the County.

 

INFORM: 40 North will serve as an extensive repository of information about the individuals, organizations, and enterprises in Champaign County that constitute its arts, culture and education community. This information will be made publicly available and distributed through distinctively designed and effectively employed vehicles, including an engaging, powerful, and user-friendly website linked to an extensive arts, culture and education database

 

COLLABORATE: 40 North will encourage, support, and enable collaboration not only between members of the arts, culture and education community, but between that community, business, government and the public at large through a sustained process of cross-sector communication, convening, and event planning.

 

Friday Night Live is 40 North’s most widely attended program, running from the last weekend in May through August. Friday Night Live includes an eclectic mix of music and street performances including bluegrass, jazz, folk, soul, rock, country, and blues, along with a free kids’ activity every week.

 

Other 40 North programs include The Boneyard Arts Festival (which will celebrate its 18th year in April 2020), the MTD ART: Moving Pictures Through Your Neighborhood (focused on the inclusion of art on all MTD busses), and the Community Supported Art program (an endeavor to support local art, artists, and collectors.

 

For more information see: https://40north.org/

 

 

  Oct 24th Oct 31st Nov 7th Nov 14th
Introductions Mary Kay Smith No Adam Wright Oktay Baran
Reflection Paul Conforti regular Diana Dummitt Ata Durukan
Greeters Mary Kay Smith morning Adam Wright Oktay Baran
Andrew Kerins meeting Bob La Charite Eddie Bridges
Song Leader Mary Hodson today. Eddie Bridges Larry Johnson
Notetaker Perry Social? Penwell Hodson

 

 

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

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 – Shannon O’Rourke Kasali, who was both a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and A Rotary Peace Scholar (Mary)

November 14th – District Governor Julie Dobski

November 21st – “A geneticist’s perspective on how the brain works” – Dr. Stephanie Ceman, Associate Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, UIUC, and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. (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 – Molly Delaney, Vice President of Development, Eastern Central Illinois Foodbank (ECIFB) (Mary)

December 19th – CUSR Holiday Party

December 26th – No meeting