Welcome from President Craig Rost
Recent graduates of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) are shown here with Janet Nelson. Each graduate completed 3 days of training over the last 1 1/2 years. RLI is a multi-district, grassroots leadership development program of member districts organized into regional divisions in various parts of the world.
Congrats to Todd Salen and Carl Meyer, who were featured in News-Gazette profiles this week. Todd is recognized by Debra Pressey for his remarkable attitude through his battle with cancer and continued service to theater and his fraternity. Carl's lifetime of volunteer service, fundraising for Parkland College, and achievements in coaching and other endeavors are profiled by Marcus Jackson.
Photo credits: Holly Hart/The News-Gazette (above), Marcus Jackson/The News-Gazette (above, right)
Champaign Rotary 100th Anniversary Celebration
100 Years of Service Billboard will be displayed the week of February 6th
at Cream and Flutter, 114 N. Walnut Street, Champaign
February 22, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
No admission fee. Buy your own dessert and drink.
(Large and mini cupcakes, coffee, tea, sodas, and milk.)
This social counts as a meeting make-up.
Rotary Social March 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
at the Iron Post, 120 S. Race Street, Urbana
No admission fee. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Featuring Champaign Rotary’s own:
pianist, David Thies, and vocalist, Geoff Poor
This social counts as a meeting make-up.
District 6490 Offers Matching Points For Foundation Gifts
Last Rotary year’s Matching Points Campaign was a tremendous success, so we have brought it back for another round.
How does it work: you write a personal check for $100 (minimum) or more, the Rotary Foundation (TRF) matches it and the District will match it. In other words, $100 becomes 300 in total Foundation Recognition Points. You or the recipient you designate gets to their Paul Harris Fellow recognition or next level quicker.
Your Annual Fund contribution gets invested by TRF for 3 years and over half of it comes back to us for District and Global Grants, VTT, Scholarships, Training, etc.
Our total District giving last year was just under $107 per member which was the first time we ever broke an average of $100 per member. We can do it again this year!
The twist this year is that our District must provide ½ of the 50,000 points. In other words, if you or your Club has Foundation Recognition Points that can be used to help, please let me know. Points can be transferred only once and we will help you track them so the individual gets the true benefit. Your points can benefit a fellow Club member for instance.
Click the link below for the forms needed:
Swann Special Care Center is located in Champaign and provides compassionate care for persons with severe and profound intellectual disabilities through their residential nursing care program, adult day training program and their accredited non-public school.
The school provides year-round educational services with Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) while their Day Training Services provide high-quality training focusing on active treatment and therapeutic interventions to engage each individual in their environment.
Sarah Tufte presented Students of the Quarter from Centennial High School in the areas of academics, athletics, and activities. Congratulations to the students, their teachers, and their parents!
Connie Walsh recognized Rotarians for consecutive years of perfect attendance. Ironically, many were not at the meeting to accept their awards, but served rather as testimony to the power of the make-up.
Kyle Robeson: 47 years!
Jerry Dobrovolny: 37
Ken Gunji: 33
Dave Lawrence: 31
Jan Bahr: 27
Stan Rankin: 19
Carl Meyer: 17
Connie Walsh: 17
John Calderon: 13
Scott Anderson, Jr.: 11
Todd Salen: 10
6 years: Ken Buehl, Jeff Lehmann, Bill Malone
4 years: Jim Acheson, Steve Carter, Tom Costello, Marilynne Davis, Jay Downey, Marlys Scarbrough, Bill Stallman, Lott Thomas, Lin Warfel
3 years: Chet Alwes, Eric Meyer
2 years: Janet Ellis-Nelson, Barb Kucera, Shelly Romack, Craig Rost
Thank you, Rotarians for your dedication. Attendance is the price of membership, and these have paid their share and then some.
December 19, 2016
Our Holiday Family Party
Thanks to everyone that made our December 19th meeting special: the Rotarians that brought their family members, Shandra Summerville, Marlys Scarbrough, and David Thies for the music, Marlys for making the goodie bags, Donna Pittman for reading a story, and Tom Costello for playing Santa!
The Rotary Club of Champaign Formed on Dec. 11th, 1916
December Social Was Wonderful!
Paul Harris Fellows Recognized
Centennial Students of the Quarter Recognized
Members of the Centennial High School Interact Club rendered their leaf removal services as part of a home improvement package sold at the 2016 Action Auction.
Students of the Quarter from Central High School were recognized in the areas of academics, athletics, and activities. Congratulations to the students, their teachers, and their parents!
Judah Students Recognized
The Judah Students of the first quarter were recognized at the November 14 meeting. Allison Conway was recognized for Academics, Austin Childers was recognized for Athletics, and Madelyn Peters was recognized for Activities. Congratulations to these outstanding students.