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                 MARCH 16, 2019
              NEWS,NOTES & NONSENSE

               CHICKEN DANCE LINE
  • Steve "Bunkhouse Joe" Johnson presented Thursday's program. When it comes to coffee, he is one passionate small business owner. All of his beans are sourced from small growers and roasted using wood fire. According to Steve, he is the only wood fired roaster in the U.S. He suggested that the popularity of Starbucks, and other large craft roasters, depend more on marketing that on a quality product. Steve has always loved a quality cup of  "joe" and his quest led him to create the Bunkhouse Joe brand. He shared the back story about his Black Dog signature roast. Additional information can be found at The closest place to buy beans is at the Piasa Armory.
  • Even though there was no power at Julia's on Thursday, the new chef and his crew managed to fry the chicken before Ameren pulled the plug. Sides included Rotary g-beans, carrots, mashed taters w/ gravy, salad, rolls, apple crisp and cookies.
  • Allen, Darren, Emily and Virgil were the first of the 21 members to arrive. Among the last were BradP, DaveM, Joe and Rhonda. Not with us: MarkA, Ty, Pat, Rod, Matt, Erin, Bill, DaveS, Sandy, MarkS, Alex, Dick and Sherry.
  • Disco Bingo is March 23rd. Rhonda still has about 50 tickets for sale. The auction baskets continue to arrive, there's always room for more. Help is needed to set up and run the event. 
  • Who will be covering for Patty?
  • Since mid 2015 the Rotary Banner has be published and archived using our Club Runner internet provider. Rick will begin scanning and archiving Banner issues dating to our clubs inception in 1971. The first three months of Banner's  are not available for viewing in the club documents section of our site. 
  • Thanks to Patty for picking up the tab for our ice cream treat a couple of weeks ago.
  • Wendell suggested that an electrocuted squirrel is a tasty treat.
  • Allen claims that his table are the "trivia aces". Your thoughts?
  • The loss of power lead to a certain emergency lighting ambiance in the mens room.
  • Our meeting Thursday was held in the front room in order to take advantage of natural light. One wag suggested that Rhonda's presences added a beam of additional light to the room.
  • SAA Queenie drafted ChrisL as the "millionaire's tax" collector. She informed us that former member/scholarship student Fred Slow is now associated with a club in New Mexico. He shared some SAA tips/tricks with Queenie. More to come... The fine for not being at last weeks meeting drew a bunch of blank stares. If you were not seated at a table with a guest, pay a $. Trivia topics, provided by Randy, included war, National Parks, which include National Monuments, and U.S. Presidents. 
  • Opening duties were performed by Emily, Joe and DaveM.
  • Mystery (to me) solved! Wood River's Tommie won the 50-50 in February. She had another chance on
    Thursday for the current $26 jackpot. No luck. Allen also failed to draw the joker. Queenie won the scratch-off. 
  • That's all from here, have a fine and dry weekend. Ciao!

Many types of insurance claims are declining in frequency. Which one is booming?
A-Water damage, in particular from sources inside the home
B-Fire, largely due to aluminum wiring in newer homes
C-Appliance-repair claims against extended warranties
D-Claims against Lloyds of London from tennis players' elbow insurance
March 16th is National Everything You Do Is Right Day

Where is the world's longest and deepest tunnel?





Switzerland opened Gotthard tunnel in 2016, taking the title of the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel by about two miles from Japan’s 33-mile long Seikan rail tunnel. The 35-mile Gotthard tunnel took nearly two decades to build and now provides high-speed train travel between northern and southern Europe via the base of the Swiss Alps. At its deepest, the tunnel runs 1.4 miles below the Alps. Around 65 passenger trains and 260 freight trains are scheduled to pass through the tunnel daily. 

On This Date-

1963 - Song "Puff the Magic Dragon" released
1935 - Hitler renounces Versailles Treaty
1521 - Ferdinand Magellan reaches Philippines
1958 - Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth vehicle, averaging about a million cars per year since founding.
MARCH 7, 2013
  • Current members in a leadership position:Rhonda, Lori, Cory, Paul, BradL, MarkA, Rod, Allen and Rick
  • The program was presented by Aaron Burnette of the Regional Housing and Community Development Alliance. His topic was the housing development in the "defense area"
  • Allen served as the sub-SAA. Paul took care of the fine du jour. Joe struck out on the baseball trivia Q
  • The basketball tournament netted $961
  • Cory recently won the $185 50-50
  • MarkS invited Confluence Tower manager Any Curry to speak next week
  • Do you remember Kelli Keller?
                                   JULY 2014
By Angela Lingle and Ginny Olson, Rotary Club of Madison South, Wisconsin
More than four decades ago, our club was facing disappointing returns on its staple fundraising events, a turkey shoot and light bulb sale, when inspiration hit. This is a story about how knowing your community, perseverance, and a little bit of luck can turn around just about any fundraising fortune and help a Rotary club raise money for projects while building awareness of Rotary.
Coming off that dismal year in 1972, Dick Rehberg and another Rotarian who had recently moved to Madison from Sheboygan thought back to the Junior Chamber of Commerce Bratwurst Days they used to enjoy. After all, what is more Wisconsin than beer, brats, and football?
Putting their heads together, they called people they knew in city government and the small, 23-member club found a strip of unused city land across from Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. There they parked cars and sold beer and brats. They soon gave up parking cars and focused solely on food and beverages.
Serving up burgers rain or shine puts new meaning into Service Above Self.
When the City of Madison outlawed the sale of beer on city property, a small group guaranteed a bank loan to purchase the parcel. Eventually the group deeded the land back to the city in exchange for naming the parcel Madison South Rotary Park and allowing the club to sell beer on University of Wisconsin football game days. The proceeds from the event allowed them to pay off the loan in a year. To continue reading, link here
"Peace means far more than the opposite of war."-Fred Rogers
"It's not what you are, it's what you don't become that hurts."-Oscar Levant
"There are people who dislike you because you do not dislike yourself."-Ngozi Adichie
"I don't think we all have to take the same coordinates to reach the same destination."-Janelle Monae
A sign on a shoe-repair shop:
"We will heel you.
"We will save your sole.
"We will even dye for you."
At an optometrist's office:
"If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place." 
On a plumber's truck: 
"We repair what your husband fixed.”  
On an Electrician's truck: 
"Let us remove your shorts."
On another plumber's truck:  
"Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.”
At a car dealership: 
"The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment." 
Outside a muffler shop: 
"No appointment necessary. We hear you coming." 
In a veterinarian's waiting room: 
"Be back in five minutes. Sit ... Stay!" 
At the electric company: 
"We would be delighted if you send in your payment on time. However, if you don't, YOU will be de-lighted.
In the front yard of a funeral home: 
"Drive carefully. We'll wait."
In a radiator shop:
"Best place in town to take a leak."
One in 50 homeowners filed a water-damage claim each year between 2013 and 2017. The 2.05% frequency rate is up from 1.44% annually between 2005 and 2009.The bottom line is a $13 billion water-damage bill for homeowners’ insurance companies in 2017. Claims average about $10,000- Verisk Analytics 
Sales of online restaurant delivery will grow to $62 billion in 2022, up from about $25 billion today-William Blair & Co.
How do U.S. consumers feel about going cashless-74% find it appealing, 14% unappealing and 13% are neutral-Zelle
Barbers working in a Texas oil patch site near Pecos earn between $130,000 and $180,000 per year

Of retirement savers who have 401(k)s, 25% have borrowed or withdrawn money early-Global Atlantic Financial Group

For quarter 1 of 2019 71% of employers say they will keep hiring steady, 23% will increase hiring and 5% will lay off some employees-Manpower Group Employment Outlook

Trivia answer-A


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