I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.” ― Theodore Roosevelt 
Bucket Money for October is for Urbana High School
Michele announced our November volunteer project helping with the Central Interact 5k. It will be take place from 8:30 – 11:00 (race 9:00 – 10:30) on Saturday, November 3rd at Crystal Lake Park.  We will meet at the Lake House, and volunteer parking is available off of Broadway Ave. Responsibilities include: We will be stationed near streets or parking lot entrances to prevent cars from entering the course and to cheer and direct runners. We will help with any clean up after the race.  Please let Michelle know if you will be able to take part in this event, and if you would like to order a race t-shirt ($12-$15 and orders due by 10/16). Michelle will bring a signup sheet to the next couple of meetings.
On October 11 the News Gazette will hold it’s annual Forty Under 40 luncheon and one of our members, Angela Schoonover , is being honored. The event will run from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Hilton Garden Inn. Contact President Cary Woolard for more information.
Mark your calendars for the annual Veterans luncheon on Monday November 12 at the Round Barn Center (more info to follow).
CU Sunrise Holiday Party – if you have any ideas and or suggestions please see or contact Keith (kbrandau@fehr-graham.com)
Holiday Fruit Sale is approaching. Cases of fruit will once again be $27.  It is suggested that each member contribute $200 or sell at least 8 cases.
Phyllis, Billy and Charlie are the search committee for a new meeting location as our current contract expires December 31 of this year. If you have any suggestions on this matter please contact our committee.
Phyllis Mischo – phyllismischo@gmail.com
Billy Stull – bstull@stephensstull.com
Charlie – csmith1991@yahoo.com 
There was not a speaker at this meeting.

  Oct 11th Oct 18th Oct 25th Nov 1st
Introductions Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann Larry Johnson Bob La Charite
Reflection Diana Dummitt Ata Durukan David Henry Mary Hodson
Greeters Mary Hodson Darrell Hoemann Larry Johnson Bob La Charite
Allan Penwell Ed Perry Rod Roberts Tod Satterthwaite
Song Leader Scott Paceley Robb Patton Allan Penwell Ed Perry
Notetaker Perry Penwell Hodson Conforti


UPCOMING SCHEDULE (with program committee member responsible listed in parentheses)
October 11th – TBD
October 18th – Kate Williams, Associate Professor, UIUC, and Abdul Alkalima, Professor Emeritus, African American Studies, UIUC, will discuss New Philadelphia, the early settlement in western Illinois  (Ed)
October 25th – Chris Gleason, Executive Director, Rosecrance Central Illinois, will speak about the heroin/opioid crisis in central Illinois (Phyllis)
November 1st – Kim Bryan, Executive Director, Rattle the Stars (Diana)
November 8th – Dr. Angela Williams, Associate Director, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UIUC (Bob)
November 15th – Bryan Medlin, Illinois Wrestling’s Regional Training Center (Charlie)
November 22nd – No Meeting – Thanksgiving
November 29th – TBD (David)
December 6th – TBD
December 13th – TBD
December 20th – TBD
December 27th – TBD