“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” ― Frederick Douglass 

 “There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.” ― Mark Twain 



(Notes provided by Allan Penwell)

Former member, Patrice Grant, visited us from her Benton Harbor Rotary Club and gave us her club’s flag.  She is on tap to be president for the forthcoming year.  Maybe next time she can bring blueberries.

June bucket money will go to the Central High School Drama Club.



Nancy Greenwalt is the executive director of Promise Healthcare.  Promise includes Frances Nelson Health Center which was founded in a home at the dead end of Carver Street in Champaign in the 1940’s.  It also includes SmileHealthy which is a dental clinic.  Promise is located at 819 Bloomington Road but also has satellite operations at Presence, Community Elements, and Rantoul Head Start.

Promise provides quick access to health care for the lower income population of C-U.  There are 85 staff members including 11 primary care providers.  Services include prenatal care, wellness, prescriptions, mental health, women’s health care, dental health, and other social services.  Promise works closely with Carle and also with Presence. 

If patients are at the poverty level or below, then visits are only a $10 co-pay.  Medicaid and Affordable Health Care patients are 63% of the Promise clients.  Uninsured are 5%, and 12% of patients are funded by federal block grants.  Annual donations account for $1.5 million.  Promise averages 160 patients daily and over 10,000 patients each year.  In the last two years, the patient load has increased by 42%, and the clinics have capacity to add more patients.


June 16th June 23rd June 30th July 7th
Introductions Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Lou Simpson Billy Stull
Invocation Diana Dummitt Robin Ferguson Darrell Hoemann Mary Hodson
Greeters Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Lou Simpson Billy Stull
Oktay Baran Keith Brandau Paul Conforti Molly Delaney
Song Leader Julie Allen Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran Keith Brandau
Notetaker Hodson Lintner Conforti Perry



June 16th – Visioning Training

June 23rd – Ben LeRoy, City of Champaign Planning Department, will discuss the proposal to change design standards in certain residential and commercial areas

June 30th – TBD

July 7th – Steve Carter will discuss the recommendation by the Unit 4 Facilities Committee for a new high school and other building projects

July 14th – TBD

July 21st – TBD

July 28th – TBD

August 4th – TBD

August 11th – TBD