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Rick Hooks
                 MARCH 9, 2019
              NEWS,NOTES & NONSENSE

               TOURING THE "BIG J"
  • Our deepest condolences to the Ringering family on the loss of Godfrey firefighter Jacob this past Tuesday. Hs dad, Larry, is a former club member (and builder of our meeting podium).
  • Sherry suggested that her program on Thursday will easily win the "program of the year" honors. It was presented by Eastgate guru Todd Kennedy. He brought us up to speed on the $5 million project followed by a building  tour. The makeover is stunning, very contemporary. Facade work on the south building is now underway. Todd is hopeful that by the end of May all south facade and parking lot work will be complete, presenting a nice "curbside appeal". It looks like there will be a Mexican restaurant located near Blue Ice Creamery. The fitness center and the other restaurant should be opened by this summer. Todd pointed out an underground opening that was found during construction. It is where the soda/cafe counter was located in the McCrory's department store. It's been covered with plexiglass to keep Prez Patty from taking a header into the abyss. We then adjourned to the Blue Ice Creamery for some delicious treats. (The ice cream is wonderful!)
  • Thanks to Alex and MarkA for sharing their photos from our basketball tournament. Their pix are in the basketball photo album link that can be found in the left column.
  • The protein triple play was featured for lunch-beef, pork and chicken. Lets' not forget  Rotary g-beans, corn, bakers, salad and cake. Todd told us that he has hired a chef to manage the food operations. What does that mean for our lunches? Stay tuned!
  • Mystery solved...Rotary forensics have determined that this years basketball tournament was our 30th, which means that the 2020 version may be our 34th. Got that?
  • Let's play catchup and recognize these members for their years of service-Rhonda-11, Sandy-5, Sherry-5, ChrisH-12, ChrisL-3, MarkA-8 and Matt-3. Current birthday wishes to DaveM, DaveS and Nate. February birthday greetings to Lindsey, Virgil and Erin.
  • Joe, Sherry and BradP shared some youth coaching funny memories.
  • Andrew informed us that a new pastor has been selected and he will be making his way back to New Jersey. It's been a pleasure having him as a semi-regular guest. 
  • Joe introduced three village trustees that he invited to break bread with us-Denny, Kelly and Phil.
  • Disco Bingo is scheduled for March 23rd. Rhonda reports that ticket sales are not as robust as past years. She is still looking for gift baskets. If you want to commission a basket, Sherry is down to make it for you. Write a check, she will work the magic.
  • Your editor thanks everyone all the positive welcome back comments. They were sincere, right?
  • 23 members were in the house on Thursday. Early arrival Patty, yes, Patty, was joined by Allen, Pat and Virgil. Paul, BradP, Dave and Sherry were among the "finalists". Not spied:MarkA, Ty, Darren, Rod, BradL, Matt, Erin, DaveS, Sandy, Dick, MarkS and Jamie. 
  • SAA Queenie drafted Randy to collect the $$, and collect he did. Rick paid to recognize Rotarian Andrew and  former club member Denny. Trivia topics included the Olympics and three U.S. presidential questions. 
  • Opening duties were performed by Rick, Bill and Dave. We could use some serious work on our 4-way test and birthday song renditions.
  • Did someone win the 50-50 while Rick was absent? The  50-50 jackpot went unclaimed by table mates Paul and Nate. Guest Phil won the scratch-off.
  • That's all from here, have a fine and dry weekend, well, at least fine. Ciao!
                     LOOK OUT BELOW!
                   ICE CREAM BREAK
What's the newest thing for the Pringles brand?
A-Brightly colored cashmere V-necks rolled up in a canister
B-Edible cans
C-Wavy potato chips
D-A DIY kit for making your own perfectly stackable chips at home
March 9th is National Meatball Day

What mountain range is Mount Rushmore carved into

Appalachian Mountains

Black Hills

Rocky Mountains

White Mountains

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore, a batholith (an intrusion formed by igneous rock) in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota. Mount Rushmore features 60-foot sculptures of the heads of four United States presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. It has become an iconic symbol of the United States, and attracts over two million visitors annually. Sculptor Gutzon Borglum created the sculpture's design and oversaw the project's execution from 1927 to 1941. Upon Gutzon Borglum's death in March 1941, his son Lincoln Borglum took over as leader of the construction project. Each president was originally to be depicted from head to waist but lack of funding forced construction to end on October 31, 1941.

On This Date-

1961 - First animal returned from space, dog named Chernushka (Blackie) aboard Sputnik 9
1916 - Pancho Villa leads 1,500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico.
1862 - The ironclads Monitor and Virginia (formerly Merrimac) clashed for five hours to a draw at Hampton Roads, Va., during the Civil War.
1776 - Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.
MARCH 8, 2001
  • Current members in a leadership position: Prez MarkV, Joe, Dick, Paul, MarkS and Rick
  • The program was presented by Southwestern Illinois Development Authority Executive Director Joe Brehken
  • Scholarship program coordinator Charlie Kunz reported that former scholarship student Jason Huff had just aced his advanced welding test
  • Substitute SAA Lou Zuck fined everyone who had been to Florida in the past year
  • Dick won the 50-50
  • We were breaking bread in the "lower level" of the Union Planters Bank
  • The Operation Blessing roadblock was scheduled for April 21st. The golf tournament on May 12th
  • Do you remember Martha Morse?
                               JANUARY 2006
Here's the link to the district newsletter
By John Hewko, Rotary International General Secretary
Innovation and flexibility. Those are two words you hear a lot today when we think about any organization adapting to a rapidly changing environment.  But what do those two words mean for Rotary?
In short, they will define Rotary’s future, because they are fundamental pillars of our strategic plan for enhanced impact, reach, engagement and adaptability.
If we are really serious about growing Rotary and attracting new members from all demographics, we must innovate.
That innovation will need to take various forms.
It begins, first, with making the idea of innovation in Rotary a mindset. It begins with developing a culture of positive change and adapting to the needs of our new realities and challenges.
Second, innovation is also about transformative technologies. We can call this sustaining innovation – that is, constantly developing our suite of products to serve our existing members. To continue reading link here
"It is a matter of grave importance that fairy tales should be respected. A nation without fancy, without some romance, never did, never can, never will, hold a great place under the sun."-Charles Dickens
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."-Victor Frankl
"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."-Terry Pratchett
  • I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
  • Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
  • I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
  • There is a great need for sarcasm font.
  • How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?
  • Was learning cursive really necessary?
  • Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
  • I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
  • Bad decisions make good stories.
  • You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you've made up your mind that you just aren’t doing anything productive for the rest of the day.
  • I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
  • "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this--ever.
  • I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.
  • Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I’d bet everyone can find and push the Snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time every time.
  • I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lites than Kay.
26% percent of American users deleted the Facebook from their phone in the 12 months ended in June 2018, while 42% took a break from checking the service for a period of several weeks or more, according to a 2018 report from the Pew Research Center
U.S. consumers who are 60 or older owed around $615 billion in credit cards, auto loans, personal loans and student loans as of 2017. That is up 84% since 2010—the biggest increase of any age group-TransUnion
In 1960 the world produced 4 billion pounds of plastic a year. Today, we produce about 600 billion pounds. Over 90% of produced plastic has never been recycled.
The 4,600 U. S. community banks, with $1 billion or less in assets, hold 6.6% of all bank assets combined. 30 years ago they held 31.5%

The average price of a new vehicle is almost $37,000-Kelley Blue Book


Trivia challenge answer-C


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