“If you would have your son to walk honourably through the world, you must not attempt to clear the stones from his path, but teach him to walk firmly over them – not insist upon leading him by the hand, but let him learn to go alone.” ― Anne Bronte



“Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.” ― Octavia Butler





Allan Penwell noted that, going forward, the Invocation will be changed to a Reflection to be inclusive of diverse views and beliefs.


Robb announced that this year’s award-winning CUSR bowling team will include Michelle, Cary, Darrell, David, Paul, Rod, and Robb.  There is a date and time for this event, but the Newsletter staff is omitting such information to help build suspense.  And build suspenders.  We really need to work on suspenders for the team.


Kevin Erickson, Associate Professor of Architecture at UIUC, offered some fascinating insight into the wide variety of challenges architects are called on to solve.



  Mar 22nd Mar 29th Apr 5th Apr 12th
Introductions BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo
Reflection Diana Dummitt Ata Durukan Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann
Greeters BJ Lytle Ben Mast John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo
Ed Perry Rod Roberts Tod Satterthwaite Angie Schoonover
Song Leader Phyllis Mischo Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell
Notetaker Penwell Perry Conforti Conforti



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

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

March 29th – 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 – Jim Hack, El Salvador – Habitat for Humanity Build Projects (Ata)

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 – Gerri Kirshner, CU Symphony will discuss the symphony and their upcoming season (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 (Mary)

May 31st – TBD – Club Social