I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.  – Edward Everett Hale


(notes provided by the inimitable Allan Penwell)


November is Rotary Foundation month.  Members of CUSR have continually been active in donating to The Rotary Foundation.  Over the years, our club members have donated just $366.45 short of $100,000 to The Rotary Foundation. It’s not a lot compared to other clubs, but it’s significant in total.  Current club members account for almost $50,000 in donations.

·  A Paul Harris Fellow is a Rotarian who has donated $1,000 to our Foundation.  There are 30 generous members of our club who are Paul Harris Fellows which is 81% of total membership. Our club matches the first $500 of member contributions for the member to become a Paul Harris Fellow.  This is a great way to start.

·  Seven members of our club are multiple Paul Harris Fellows.

·  A sustainer is a Rotarian who contributes $100 each year to the The Rotary Foundation.  In the first four months of this Rotary year, ten of our members are Sustainers.  Last Rotary year, there were 13 of our members who were Sustainers. We need all of you to become Sustainers.  It’s $100 per year or $.27 a day, $1.89 a week, or $8.33 a month.  EREY stands for Every Rotarian Every Year.  It would be nice to have 100% Sustainers in our club.

·  Four of our members are benefactors of the Foundation which indicates that Rotary is in their estate plans. If you are working on estate planning, now is the time to add The Rotary Foundation.

Please consider the Rotary Foundation.

  Nov 24th Dec 1st Dec 8th Dec 15th
Introductions No  John McDaniel Ben Mast Phyllis Mischo
Invocation meeting Laura Auteberry Oktay Baran Keith Brandau
Greeters on John McDaniel Ben Mast Phyllis Mischo
Turkey Michelle Barbey Jen Shelby Michelle Barbey
Song Leader Day Ed Perry Tod Satterthwaite Jen Shelby
Notetaker   Perry Penwell Hodson


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

November 24th – Thanksgiving, no AM meeting

December 1st – Club Assembly

December 8th – Janice Jayes, Instructional Assistant Professor, Illinois State University, will discuss the state of ISIS today (Bob)

December 15th – Isak Griffiths, Executive Director, Courage Connections (Laura)

December 22nd – Mitch Davis, Muscular Dystrophy Association (Mary)

December 29th – No AM meeting; evening social instead?

January 5th – Family Meeting? (Phyllis)

January 12th – TBD (Tod)

January 19th – TBD (Tom)

January 26th – Josh Whitman, Athletic Director, UIUC (Bob)

February 2nd – TBD (Laura)

February 9th – TBD (Mary)

February 16th- Nick Osborne, Director, Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, UIUC (Phyllis)

February 23rd – TBD (Tod)