“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ― Aristotle 


“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.” ― Henri Nouwen 



(notes provided by the erudite Mary Hodson)

We welcomed Ed Perry back following his bionic hip surgery.

President Rod reminded us that the All Rotary Club meeting will be held at 11:30 AM on March 29 (?) at Round Barn.   We will not have a meeting on March 30.

Tod thanked everyone who helped with the pop up food bank.   This event will continue to be held on Wednesdays.

Savoy Rotary will hold its pancake breakfast on March 11 at The First Baptist Church in Savoy.

Andrew introduced his friend Justin York.



Phyllis introduced Dr King Li, MD, MBA.  Dr. Li is the inaugural dean and chief academic officer of Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first engineering-based college of medicine built from the start at the intersection of engineering and medicine.

Dr Li earned his medical degree from the University of Toronto and his MBA from San Jose State.  He is a renowned researcher, educator, inventor and clinician in molecular imaging and radiology.    He holds 16 patents, with another six pending.

His mission is to leverage technology and engineering to change health care delivery.

Unlike other medical schools which are separate from the rest of their campuses, he has recruited over 100 current faculty from nine colleges at UIUC.  They will incorporate other disciplines, such as marketing tools to change patient behaviors.

In the old days, medical schools looked for people who could memorize a lot of information.  The volume of information led to specialization.  In the future, doctors will use technology to retain information.  We can ask a computer to know all that is published on a subject.   Patients will have cards like credit cards containing all of their medical history.  Google glasses will record doctor visits so that doctors can look at their patients rather than at their computers.  They will also use social media to help rural doctors.  This medical school will utilize the computing power of Blue Waters to develop such technologies.

In recruiting students, Dr. Li noted that they will stress four “c’s”: compassion, competence, curiosity and creativity.   Students will also be trained differently.  Once in each six week rotation, each student will be required to come up with a new idea.   Then from the ideas of 32 students, the professors will pick a capstone project.

Physical simulation and virtual reality will be used to help doctors gain confidence.   Students will learn from cognitive stimulation games.

The first group of students will enter in July, 2018.


  Mar 2nd Mar 9th Mar 16th Mar 23rd
Introductions Cary Woolard Adam Wright Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran
Invocation Bob La Charite Barb Lintner BJ Lytle Ben Mast
Greeters Cary Woolard Adam Wright Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran
Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann Larry Johnson Andrew Kerins
Song Leader Oktay Baran Michelle Barbey Keith Brandau Reuben Chambers
Notetaker Lintner Conforti Perry Penwell


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

March 2nd – Miranda Ming, Ambassadorial Scholar (Mary)

March 9th – Ann Witmer, UIUC, will discuss her involvement in a  water project in Honduras through the U of I (Keith)

Marcy 16th – John McDaniel, CUSR Rotarian, will discuss a major fundraising idea for the club (Laura)

March 23rd – TBD (Mary)

March 30th – No am meeting; CUSR Social at 5:30pm at Krannert Uncorked

April 6th – Lex Tate, adjunct lecturer in journalism and advertising at UIUC, will discuss her book An Illini Place—Building the University of Illinois Campus (Phyllis)

April 13th – TBD

April 20th – TBD (Tom)

April 27th – TBD (Bob)

May 4th – TBD (Laura)

May 11th – TBD (Mary)

May 18th – TBD (Phyllis)

May 25th – TBD

June 1st – TBD (Tom)

June 8th – TBD (Bob)

June 15th – TBD (Laura)