Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” ― George Bernard Shaw 

 

If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.” ― Mikhail Gorbachev

 

“Societies that treat women badly are dangerous societies. The empowerment of women is not only morally right it is also practical in the positive impact it has on so many social ills.” ― Condoleezza Rice

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Notes provided by Allan Penwell)

We will soon have our last meeting at Hawthorn Suites and change to Lodgic Everyday Community. Details will follow. Lodgic is located at 1807 South Neil Street which is only a stone’s throw from our existing location. We will have the beautiful restaurant and bar room for our breakfast meeting, and the menu will change periodically. Cost will be $10 which is at the pricing level for meetings at other local clubs.

 

Salvation Army bell ringing is December 15th. Sign-up this year is on-line with details to follow. The website does not yet appear ready for us so details later.

 

Fruit delivery is the second week in December.

 

Our Christmas party is the morning meeting on December 13th at Hawthorn Suites.

 

Bob noted there will be a Habitat for Humanity work party on December 15th. It will be inside work and more details later.

 

Emails are out about holiday gift wrapping for Habitat for Humanity.

 

PROGRAM

Charlie introduced Bryan Medlin who is director of operations for University of Illinois Wrestling. He also serves as Illinois Regional Training Center (RTC) head coach. Bryan was formerly a math teacher and wrestling coach at Washington (Illinois) High School and has numerous coaching and wrestling honors. His experience includes wrestling in the Marine Corps as well as wrestling experiences in Russia and Japan.

USA wrestling struggled on the world stage (mat) as the only national training center was the Olympic facility in Colorado Springs. This was a limited training path for wrestlers who had to travel to get there. To solve this problem, several RTCs were formed around the country with one being in Illinois. With the Illinois RTC established, high school wrestlers no longer have to travel to Colorado Springs.

The Illinois RTC is set up as a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations are accepted to cover operating costs. The formation of the Illinois RTC was what really interested Bryan to come to the U of I.

Bryan believes there are four steps for a wrestler to become world class. (1) physical strength, (2) mental toughness, (3) time management, and (4) enough income (stipends) to cover living expenses while training.

  Nov 22nd Nov 29th Dec 6th Dec 13th
Introductions No  John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo CU
Reflection meeting Bob La Charite Candy Loyd Sunrise
Greeters on John McDaniel Phyllis Mischo Holiday
Turkey Mary Kay Smithy Adam Wright Party
Song Leader Day Jen Shelby Lou Simpson Extravaganza
Notetaker None Hodson Conforti None

 

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

November 22nd – No Meeting – Thanksgiving

November 29th – Sue Grey, President / CEO United Way of Champaign County (David)

December 6th – Glenn Harbin, District 6490 Membership Chair, is going to tell us about a micro loan organization, Kiva (Mary)

December 13th – CUSR Holiday Party EXTRAVAGANZA!

December 20th – TBD (Tom)

December 27th – TBD (Bob)

January 3rd – TBD (Charlie)

January 10th – TBD (David)

January 17th – TBD (Mary)

January 24th – TBD (Phyllis)

January 31st – TBD (Tom)