(notes provided by the distinguished gentleman from Connecticut, Eddie Perry)


Mary, Rod and Gary reported on this past weekend’s Rotary District Conference activities. Highlights from the conference included the keynote speaker, the youth exchange program and the breakout/work sessions.


Chuck noted that the Illini After Five Rotary Club is having a fundraiser in which they are selling lilies for $10 each. He will send out an email with further details.


Jeff reminded everyone about the Champaign County CASA fundraiser. Tickets are only $5 and with it you get a flapjack breakfast at Applebee’s on May 31st. See Jeff or Rubin for tickets.


The Rotary Club of Mahomet’s 12th annual Golf Outing will be this Thursday, May 15th at Lake of the Woods Golf Coarse. Players are still needed. Please sign up at or call Mark Kesler at 649-6508.


Lou thanked Phyllis for all her work on the Decker Gardens. He noted that Phyllis is using her gardening talents with new plantings and arrangements. Lou will be sending out a weed and watering sign up schedule in the near future.


Jen Shelby expressed a preliminary interest in learning more about pickle ball, but after Jack’s explanation to the group (action shot to your left) she did not seem completely sold on the up-and-coming sport.  Recent reports indicate Jen will stick to being the Gym Diva instead.





Joe Murphy, past president and current board member of The Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company, presented information about CUTC.  CUTC was started in 1991 with the mission to be the premier community resource in Central Illinois.


CUTC  has provided nearly 100 shows over the years and have had hundreds of volunteers participate in all phases of a show’s production. The pre-show work, including rehearsals and scenery construction, takes place at the Arrow, 608 N. Cunningham in Urbana.  Performance are currently being held at Parkland College’s Theatre.


The next show will be Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and will take place June 12-15 and 19-22. It will be the 9th Annual Kathy Murphy Production in honor of Joe’s deceased sister. The entire production is put together using area youth, 18 years old and younger. The emphasis is on the young, giving them the opportunity to participate in all of the community theater experience.


For additional information please contact Ella van Wyk, at



May 15th May 22nd May 29th June 5th
Introductions Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Kris Young Kris Young
Invocation Bruce Hatfield Mary Hodson Phillip Holthaus Larry Johnson
Greeters Jeff Van Buren Cary Woolard Kris Young Kris Young
Molly Delaney Ata Durukan Bruce Hatfield Mary Hodson
Song Leader Alan Chalifoux Neal Chamberlain Reuben Chambers Paul Conforti
Notetaker Perry Penwell Hodson Conforti
Rotary Minute Krchak Chalifoux Paceley Van Buren


Upcoming Schedule

May 15th – Pat Titus, Titus Farms, representing the Illinois Pork Board

May 22nd – Tom Ulen will discuss Issues in College Athletics

May 29th – Dr. Marva Nelson, Associate Professor of English at Parkland College, will discuss bullying

June 5th – Zack Grant, Manager, Student Sustainable Farm, UIUC

June 12th – Daniel Bronson Lowe, PhD, Senior Infection Specialist at Carle

June 19th – TBD

June 26th – TBD

July 3rd – TBD