“We need much less than we think we need.” – Maya Angelou


“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher






The club sent condolences to the family of our friend and past president, Penn Nelson.


Les and Rita Shulte are selling tickets for the Illini After Five Brews for Books fundraiser.  It will be held at Riggs Brewery from 5-8 PM on May 22.   Proceeds will go to support their Dictionary Project and the International Prep Academy.


The next Habitat for Humanity event is scheduled for Saturday, May 11.  Contact Bob if you can help out.


May Bucket Money will be donated to the Children’s Advocacy Center.   


David and Tiffany Henry have returned from visiting their Rotary Youth Exchange daughter, Lauren, in France.


Jon Rector brought a potential member, Blake Quinlan.


We were sad to hear that Maarten will be moving out of state in July.





The Fundraising Committee is looking at a number of options.   Robb will be making a trip to Key West to attend a singer-songwriter fest, with the thought that it might be an event that we could replicate.   Another member of the committee suggested a bike race.  In the meantime, we will continue the fruit sales.


Michelle reported for the Youth and Vocational Committees.   They are exploring the ideas of starting an Early Act club at Edison and of working with the vocational program at Central High School.


Diana’s committee will be doing a survey regarding membership.


The Program Committee needs another member.   This would involve making speaker arrangements about once every five weeks.   Contact Mary at maryfhodson@aol.com if you would be interested in joining the committee or helping out with a single program.


Lou will be getting the Decker Garden schedule out soon.



  May 9th May 16th May 23rd May 30th
Introductions Ondine Gross David Henry Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann
Reflection Candy Loyd Ben Mast John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo
Greeters Ondine Gross David Henry Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann
Ed Perry Rod Roberts Tod Satterthwaite Angie Schoonover
Song Leader Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry
Notetaker Conforti Perry Penwell Hodson


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

May 9th – Nestor Ramirez will discuss his recent book on the legalization of marijuana (Bob)

May 16th – Todd Gleason will discuss the future of farming (Charlie)

May 23rd – TBD (David)

May 30th – No AM meeting – Club Social TBA

June 6th – TBD (Ondine)

June 13th – Nichole Millage, Environmental Sustainability Specialist, City of Champaign Recycling, will speak about recycling(Phyllis)

June 20th – TBD (Tom)

June 27th – TBD (Bob)

July 4th – TBD