“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.” ― Abigail Van Buren 


“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares.” ― Henri Nouwen 


“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” ― Albert Einstein





Dr. Kim Kidwell, Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at UIUC, gave a fascinating presentation about her background, her current work, and the way she things shaping up for the future.



  Feb 22nd Mar 1st Mar 8th Mar 15th
Introductions No morning Larry Johnson Andrew Kerins Candy Loyd
Invocation meeting David Henry Andrew Kerins Paul Conforti
Greeters due to Larry Johnson Andrew Kerins Candy Loyd
5pm social at David Henry David Henry David Henry
Song Leader Krannert  BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel
Notetaker   Perry Penwell Hodson



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

February 22nd – 5pm social at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

March 1st – Micah Putnam, Superintendent of Grounds at Allerton Park (Bob)

March 8th – Mark Johnson, CEO, Stephens Family YMCA, will discuss the Y, his retirement plans, and wrestling (Charlie)

March 15th – Kevin Erickson, Associate Professor of Architecture at UIUC (Bob)

March 22nd – Stacey LeFeber, Girl Scouts (Jen)

March 29th – TBD – Club Social

April 5th – Dr. Marcia Pool will discuss the Cancer Scholars Program, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Phyllis)

April 12th – TBD (Tod)

April 19th – Darrell Hoemann, Cruising the Rhine and Germany’s Holiday Markets (Mary)

April 26th – Dennis Hesch, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Carle Foundation, will discuss  Carle’s expansion/development at the Curtis/I-57 interchange (Phyllis)

May 3rd – TBD (Charlie)

May 10th – Zayd Jawad, Business Buddies (Mary)

May 17th – Laura Bleill, Associate Director, Research Park, will provide an overview of Research Park and future development (Phyllis)

May 24th – TBD (Tod)

May 31st – TBD – Club Social