(notes provided by the unconventional and unorthodox Paul Conforti)

Jennifer Shelby announced that the Bloomington-Normal Sunrise Rotary was sponsoring a spectacular one-of-a-kind tour of Bloomington-Normal for the 9 Rotary Clubs (including us) outside their community. Saturday June 14th 9:30 – Noon, $30. Meet at the law office of Helen Olgar in downtown Bloomington (108 W Monroe Street).

Cary Woolard mentioned the great social the club had at Triptych Brewing on Wednesday night.



Zack Grant was our speaker. Zack is the director of the Sustainable Student Farm at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

The farm serves as a production farm to supply our residence halls with locally grown, low-input sustainable food. In addition, the farm acts as a living laboratory to connect students, community members, and the state at large with regional, small-scale food systems. We plan to broaden our focus to include the research, education, and outreach missions of the university.

Currently, the farm operates between 45-48 weeks per year, occupying 6 acres for outdoor field production and nearly 10,000 square feet of year round high tunnel production. In addition to selling the majority of our produce to the residence halls, we also market our produce directly to consumers on the quad. This is on Anniversary Plaza (just south of the Illini Union) from May-November, Thursdays, 11am-5pm. Every attempt is made to integrate educational aspects into all activities on the farm.

The Sustainable Student Farm was created through a grant from the Student Sustainability Committee and is made possible by the continued support of the University of Illinois Dining Services, the Department of Crop Sciences, and the Student Sustainability Committee.

Every Thursday, outside the Illinois Union the Sustainable Student Farm has a sale cart from 11-3:30. Please visit the farm anytime for more information or a tour.




June 12th June 19th June 26th July 3rd
Introductions Curt Anderson Oktay Baran Eric Batsie Keith Brandau
Invocation Nick Jungels Dave Krchak Bob La Charite Barb Lintner
Greeters Curt Anderson Oktay Baran Eric Batsie Keith Brandau
Phillip Holthaus Larry Johnson Nick Jungels Dave Krchak
Song Leader Molly Delaney Ata Durukan Bruce Hatfield Mary Hodson
Notetaker Chamberlain Perry Penwell Hodson
Rotary Minute Harold Adams Curt Anderson Oktay Baran Eric Batsie
Decker Weeding Kamerer Roberts Johnson Chalifoux
Next Weekend Kamerer Baran Johnson Family
Decker Garden Simpson Simpson Johnson Johnson


Upcoming Schedule

June 12th – Daniel Bronson Lowe, PhD, Senior Infection Specialist at Carle (meeting in the Skyway)

June 19th – Carly McRory, Communications Director, Champaign County Economic Development Corporation

June 26th – Pass the Gavel (Reign of Chuck the Terrible ends)

July 3rd – Susan Warsaw, September 11th volunteer from Champaign

July 10th – Lacey Rains-Lowe, City of Champaign Planner, will discuss the city’s Environmental Sustainability Plan

July 17th – TBD

July 24th – TBD

July 31st – TBD