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                 MARCH 30, 2019
 
              NEWS,NOTES & NONSENSE
 
     
                         BINGO BOSSES
  • Look for the next Banner on April 13th. Until then...
  • Patty introduced Sheila Vaughn, the long time coordinator of the Project Read program, based at Lewis and Clark Community College. Shella cited some disturbing stats about how high illiteracy is among folks on welfare and the prison population. Project Read offers tutoring for adults in reading, math and english as a second language. The tutoring is provided by volunteers, usually one hour a week. The program covers five counties so, no matter where you live, there is probably a tutoring opportunity near you. If you would like to volunteer or refer someone who may benefit from the program call 618.468.4144 or link here https://bit.ly/2HM4KHW
  • Allen is up to his ears in appraisals. What should he do to become more efficient?
  • We had 21 members in the house on Thursday. Bill was hanging in the lobby watching Allen, Darren and Pat arrive. Last in included Lindsey, ChrisL, Patty and BradL. Not spied were MarkA, Ty, Rhonda, Rod, Cory, Matt, Virgil, Randy, Erin, DaveS, Sandy, Dick and Sherry.
  • MarkV had to scoot, but he made an appropriate "donation".
  • The buffet featured all beef patties, sloppy joes, fries, creamy noodles, salad and layer cake. What, no rotary g-beans?
  • MarkS is the first of the long term snowbirds to return. If was good to see him and watch Joe be entranced by his deep words of wisdom.
  • ChrisH was spied confabing with a visitor before the meeting. It turns out the visitor, Andy Ambrose, was a former co-worker with Chris at the Bank of E'ville. Andy is a member of the Wood River club and recently accepted the East Alton Region's Bank Branch Manager's position. He is considering moving to our club. Paul's got this one.
  • Rhonda wasn't with us on Thursday, but let's offer a hearty thanks to her for the heavy lift with the bingo event. She did a great job. Thanks to everyone who donated one of the great baskets and "the twins" for their display. Let's not forget the folks who help set up, take down and sell like hell!
  • Opening duties were handled by MarkS, ChrisH and Bill.
  • Where's Randy? Vegas baby!
  • Patty returned with concerns about her being missed. No worries, you were missed!!
  • SAA Queenie drafted ChrisL for collection duties. She promptly announced that she will be in Chicago next week and has appointed Alex to serve in her stead. Not here last week? Pay a $. No one had any paid announcements. Trivia topics included deadly spices, bull running, captured mice and Seinfeld. We did not do too well, but Chris was happy with the dollars collected.
  • The $37 50-50 jackpot went unclaimed by MarkS and Lori. Paul put the scratch-off in his pocket for a rainy day. Today,  perhaps?
  • That's it, have a fine and dry weekend. Ciao!
           MONEY DOES GROW ON TREES!
    
             DECISON MAKERS DECIDE
TRIVIA
Opening up a new front in the war on plastic straws, Starbucks took a radical step. What was it?
A-Shifted to straws made from recycled coffee grounds
B-Began a wider rollout of drink lids designed to work straw-free
C-Started offering its beverages in solid form
D-Urged customers to skip the calories and expense altogether
 
March 30th is National Turkey Neck Soup Day
 
What is the top-selling rock band of all time in the U.S.?
Led Zeppelin
The Beatles
The Rolling Stones
Queen

The Liverpool boys may have gotten their start across the pond, but they hit it big in America. According to the Recording Industry Association of America, The Beatles remain the top-selling rock band in the U.S. with over 178 million units sold. As of 2017, it is estimated that the English band has sold over 600 million albums worldwide. They made $25 million in earnings in 1964, when they held top five spots on the Billboard 100. 

On This Date-

1533 - Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. 
1822 - Florida became a U.S. territory. 
1842 - Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while his patient was anesthetized by ether. 
1858 - Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil. 
1867 - The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million dollars. 
1939 - The comic book "Detective Comics #27" appeared on news stands. This comic introduced Batman. 
1958 - The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater gave its initial performance. 
1964 - "Jeopardy" debuted on NBC-TV. 
1972 - The British government assumed direct rule over Northern Ireland. 
1981 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. 
FROM THE ARCHIVES
MARCH 30,1995
  • Current members in a leadership position: Prez Rod, BradP, Paul and Rick
  • We were breaking bread at the Keasler Rec Center (food by Hardee's?)
  • Rotarian Mike McLaughlin spoke about the Prime Star Wireless Cable System
  • The board would meeting on April 4th at Moonlight Restaurant
  • Paul was the program chair for April 13th and "Mike" Special would cover the May 18th program
  • Red Littleton and Cecil Neunaber were collecting magazines to redistribute to Riverbend care centers
  • Do you remember Gary Bradstreet?
                              NOVEMBER 2016
 
DATELINE:RI
ROTARY AND WATER
 
The lack of access to clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene resources is one of the world’s biggest health problems — and one of the hardest to solve.
Rotary has worked for decades to provide people with clean water by digging wells, laying pipes, providing filters, and installing sinks and toilets. But the biggest challenge has come after the hardware is installed. Too often, projects succeeded at first but eventually failed.
Across all kinds of organizations, the cumulative cost of failed water systems in sub-Saharan Africa alone is estimated at $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion, according to data compiled by the consulting firm Improve International.
Rotary projects used to focus on building wells, but Rotary started to focused on hygiene education projects, which have a greater impact.
Rusted water pumps and dilapidated sanitation facilities are familiar sights in parts of Africa, South America, and South Asia — monuments to service projects that proved unsustainable. A 2013 review by independent contractor Aguaconsult cited these kinds of issues in projects Rotary carried out, and the review included a focus on sustainability to help plan more effective projects.
That’s one factor in why Rotary has shifted its focus over the past several years to emphasize education, collaboration, and sustainability.
With Rotary Foundation global grants, a dedicated Rotarian Action Group, and a partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Rotary’s water, sanitation, and hygiene, or WASH, programs are achieving greater, longer-lasting change.
“All Rotary water and sanitation projects are full of heart and well-intentioned, but many of them didn’t always meet the actual demands of the community,” says F. Ronald Denham, a founding member and chair emeritus of the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group. The group, formed in 2007, stresses a needs-based approach and sustainability in projects.
In the past, equipment and facilities were usually installed properly and received well, but the local ownership, education, and sustainability were sometimes lacking. Communities often did not receive enough support to manage the projects independently for the long term.
One obstacle to sustainability: the ongoing human involvement that’s required.
Rotary members, by their nature, are volunteers. “Like everyone else, Rotarians have priorities like work and family,” says Denham, who has worked with clubs on water, sanitation, and hygiene issues for more than 30 years and led projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, and Uganda.
Speaking of the Rotary members who work to make improvements in their own communities, he says, “It’s difficult for host clubs, for instance, to manage WASH projects long-term,” especially if the projects have complex technical components. “We’re extremely dedicated, but we need help. Reaching out is essential to our success.” To continue reading, link here https://bit.ly/2HSvhCu
AND I QUOTE
"Nothing discloses real character like the use of power."-Robert Green Ingersoll
 
"Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."-Truman Capote
 
"I don't always follow my own advice."-Edith Wharton
 
"Trendy is the last stage before tacky."-Karl Lagerfeld
SMILE
  •  Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window. - Steve Bluestone
  • Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac. - George Carlin
  • I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain. - Carol Leifer
  • I had a linguistics professor who said that it's man's ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet. That may be. But I think there's one other thing that separates us from animals. We aren't afraid of vacuum cleaners. - Jeff Stilson
  • The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you. - Rita Mae Brown
  • Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash. - Jerry Seinfeld
  • I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific. - Lily Tomlin 
BY THE NUMBERS
The 1,000 Swiss franc ($990 U.S.) represents 59% of the total of Swiss bills in circulation. (Large denomination bills are often used to launder money.)
 
In the U.S. the typical restaurant meal has more than 1,300 calories and a fast-food meal has more than 950-and that does not include the calories in beverages, appetizers and dessert-BML
 
Revenue in the U.S. health-and-fitness-club sector climbed 44% over the past five years, hitting $32.3 billion last year, and is expected to reach $43 billion by 2023-Mintel Group Ltd.
 
Multifactor productivity grew 1% last year, the strongest gain since 2010. (Multifactor productivity measures the improvement in U.S. output after accounting for any additions to capital and labor. It’s a rough measure on innovation)-Department of Labor
 
28% of Americans spend 7 or more hours per week cleaning (including laundry), 15% spend 5-6 hours, 26% spend 3-4 hours and 21% 1-2 hours per week-2018 American Cleaning Institute
 
After a decade of input from 2 million employees from more than 300,000 business units the Gallup organization found a company’s productivity depends, to a high degree, on the quality of its managers. Up to 70% of the difference between low and high productivity can be attributed directly to its management.

Trivia answer-B

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