(notes provided by the unconventional and unorthodox Paul Conforti)


Mike Hirschi spoke about our District Points Match program to become a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Foundation is what funds projects both locally and worldwide. Lou has info regarding any club member’s points status, and you can also find your status at There you can set up a one time or recurring contribution to the foundation.


Feb 1: Mike Hirschi from Champaign West announced this year’s 5th annual CU’s Got Talent competition on Saturday Feb 1 from 6-9pm at the Virginia Theater. In addition to showcasing some of the wonderful talent in our area, the event raises funds for a number of local nonprofit organizations.


Feb 2: Social: Sunday February 2, 2pm, State Farm Center Bar & Grill – Illinois Women’s Basketball vs Wisconsin. See Keith for tickets or more info. This will be fun!


Feb 13: The next food distribution at Promise Healthcare Food as Medicine program is February 13 from 9:00 – 10:30, 12:30 – 2:00.


Feb 27: CU Sunrise Fundraiser: Leap Into Karaoke for CU Schools Foundation, Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7 PM – 10 PM at Lodgic


Feb 29: Read Across America, Saturday, February 29th at Lincoln Square in Urbana. Contact Niki Hoesman at for information about having a booth or being a sponsor for our Community’s 20th Annual Celebration!




Grant & Volunteer Opportunities: Phyllis provided an update on our club’s Rotary District grant to Promise Healthcare Food as Medicine program.  A portion of the grant funds have been used to purchase shelf-stable milk and dried black beans and a grant from the Eastern Illinois Food Bank provides funds to discount these purchases so our grant money will go twice as far in purchasing some food items.  There is a monthly food distribution at Promise Healthcare today and volunteers are needed.  There will also be volunteer opportunities in the next few weeks to prepare food bags for Promise Healthcare clients and Phyllis will forward possible dates/times.


Membership: Diana is always receptive to club member ideas about how to attract new members.


Service: Tod recapped our recent service activities. Our goal is to participate in at least one service activity each month through 2020.




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

January 9th – Club Assembly

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

January 23rd – Champaign Mayor Deb Feinen (Bob)

January 30th – TBD

February 6th – Jennifer Shelby (Cary)

February 13th – TBD

February 20th – Stephanie Davenport – DSC (Charlie)

February 27th – No regular morning meeting – Club Karaoke 

March 5th – Sarah Edwards or Danda Beard from WILL (Mary)

March 12th – TBD

March 19th – Evelyn Shapiro of Champaign Public Library (Ondine)

March 26th – TBD (Tom)

April 2nd – TBD (David)