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President Joe wants all members to know that there is a new member proposal form on the Club web site and you can get there by going to edit download files in the administrative page of the web site. If anyone wants a Word document of the form (maybe easier to fill out using the computer) or a hard copy of the form, have them give Joe a call.
On Monday, January 27th, Susan Sullivan Danenberger talked to our members about her family's newest endeavor, the Danenberger Family Vineyards. Susan Danenberger left Chicago to return to the 400 acres of property around New Berlin that has been in her family since at least the late 1800s. And she’s added a new farm crop: grapes.
wish to take a federal tax deduction in 2013 for that gift, you must
have a letter setting forth your donations for the year in your
possession prior to filing your return. If you do not, getting the
letter later will not help as the deduction is lost if you do not have
the actual letter in hand when you file.
If you gave the Springfield Rotary Foundation less that a total of
$250 in 2013, your canceled checks or charge card statements are
sufficient for the deduction.
On January 20, Larry Matejka and his citrus team provided the club with a recap of the 2013 citrus sale. The club netted approximately $22,000 for grants to local charities and community organizations as a result of the 2013 sales of citrus. Mike Plog reviewed grant recipients for the previous year and Harry Mitchell provided an overview of the campaign noting that nearly a ton of citrus had been given to the Central IL Foodbank. Randy Erford recognized the top sellers for 2013 (Harry Mitchell, Mike Plog, Bill Sturm, Neal Miller, Tim Granzeau, Bruce Finne, Jerry Gruebel and Tom Kushak). Bill Smith received the trophy for top sales person for the year. Larry passed the orange citrus hat onto Dave Fowler, citrus committee chair for 2014.
Robb Miller gave an update on the work of the membership committee and noted a three-pronged effort underway. Encouraging all members to help recruit individuals who would contribute to and benefit from Rotary, Robb indicated the following forthcoming actions:
- Creation of a data base of prospective members and steps necessary to make contact with them.
- Preparation and purchases of items necessary to do more recruitment at business and professional meetings, including the Chamber's Leadership Springfield and other business and professional events.
- Partnering with the Jaycees as their members currently are involved in community service activities but Jaycees "age out" at age 40 and look for new club opportunities.
January volunteers at the food bank include: Neal Miller, Tim Granzeau, David Parsons, Norm Megginson, Ross Hodel, and Joe O'Beirne.
Springfield Midtown- Inn at 835 at 11:45, Tuesday
Springfield Sunrise- Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 South 6th at 7:00AM, Wednesday
Springfield South- Centrum Cafe, 1370 Toronto Road. Noon, Thursday.
Springfield West Club- Noon on Wednesday at Brickhouse Pub and Grill,located behind Walgreens at Koke Mill and Iles.