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            HAM 'N EGGS  ISSUE
                   APRIL 20, 2019
              NEWS,NOTES & NONSENSE
  • MarkA introduced Roxana Parks and Rec Director Debbie Ferry. She has been with the district for 25 years. During college she realized that you could earn a degree in parks and rec. She figured that getting paid to do something you love has no downside, sign her up. The district was established in 1952. There are two parks in the district with a lot of activities spread over the two green spaces. In the last 10 years she estimated that the district has benefitted from almost $500,000 in grants. Debbie told us about the unique biker memorial in the park and was excited to announce that the popular car show will be returning this summer. 
  • Once again, is was nice to share early bird time with Randy, Lindsey, Rhonda and ChrisH. 
  • Allen uses a toilet plunger as part of his appraisal tool kit. Ask at your own risk.
  • The lunch buffet featured fried chicken (yum!), chezzy taters, corn, salad, rolls, apple pie and cookies. What, no ice cream for the pie?
  • Want to hold your seat? A purse works better than an iced tea. Just sayin'.
  • MarkV presented a make-up from the Goshen club.
  • Former member Red Littleton is now a resident of the Bethalto Cedarhurst facility.
  • Patty's daughter Natalie joined us. Rotarian Andrew was with us for the last time. He is off to Massachusetts  for another "temporary" ministerial assignment We enjoyed his company during the past few months. He told us that the new Rox Nazarene Church pastor is Rodney Durr. He and Allen agreed that Rodney would make an excellent member. Andrew and Allen  also told us that former pastor and long time East Alton Rotarian Larry Lacher will be in town in early May. We hope he can pay us a visit.
  • Rotary Banner scanning continues. Issues thru 1998 can now be viewed at our web site. Only 14 years to go...
  • It was nice to see Pat. He joined 21 other members on Thursday. Missing, and missed, included: Ty, Darren, Paul, Matt, Virgil, Lori, Erin, DaveS, Sandy, Joe, Sherry and Emily.
  • Our scholarship students and two RYLA attendees will be dining with us next week. Big crowd. Best behavior please.
  • Prez Patty gave our newly refurbished bell an opening and closing workout. 
  • Early bird arrivals included Allen, MarkA, and Bill. The later arrivals were treated to the aroma of freshly fried chicken. They included Alex, BradP, BradL and MarkS, who seemed to be channeling the absent and chronically tardy Paul.
  • Rick made a brief presentation about females in Rotary. The movement begin in India in 1950. The U.S. Supreme Court mandated that women be admitted in 1987. Candy Runion was our first female member, joining us in June 1995. It only continues to get better. 
  • SAA Quennie resumed her duties and drafted Alex to do the heavy lifting.  She fined the old guys who were club members when there were no female members. Not here last week? Pay a $. Alex told us about the the Riverbend-opoly game that is being sold by Riverbend CEO high school participants. It's a local take on the game of Monopoly. $30 buys this unique game. Dave also had an announcement. Trivia questions covered cigarette lighters, TV toilets, jumping mammals and sonic sneezes. 
  • The $66 50-50 jackpot was ignored by MarkA and Dave. Wendell has similar luck with the scratch-off.
  • That's it, have a fine and dry weekend. Ciao!
                       THAT'S NOT IT
Nootropics are raising concerns. What are they?
A-Individuals drawn to intensely negative politicians and ideas
B-Nutritional supplements that promise brain benefits
C-Cultures that fetishize intelligence and sunshine
D-A cycle of Wallace Stevens poems that may actually been written by his daughter
April 20th is National Cheddar Fries Day
What is the highest waterfall in North America?
Niagara Falls
Yosemite Falls
Havasu Falls
Upper Yellowstone Falls

Although Angel Falls in South America has its northern neighbor beat by a couple hundred meters, Yosemite Falls’ 740 meter height is nothing to shake a stick at. The highest waterfall in North America is located in California’s Yosemite National Park. The Falls is not one continuous drop, but rather three separate drops, with the Lower Falls at 98 meters, the Middle Falls dropping 206 meters, and the Upper Falls dropping 436 meters. 

On This Date-

1534 – Jacques Cartier begins his first voyage to what is today the east coast of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador.
1775 – American Revolutionary War: The Siege of Boston begins, following the battles at Lexington and Concord.
1810 – The Governor of Caracas, Venezuela declares independence from Spain.
1861 – American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.
1912 – Opening day for baseball's Tiger Stadium in Detroit, and Fenway Park in Boston.
1916 – The Chicago Cubs play their first game at Weeghman Park (currently Wrigley Field), defeating the Cincinnati Reds 7–6 in 11 innings.
1918 – Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.
1946 – The League of Nations officially dissolves, giving most of its power to the United Nations.
1961 – Cold War: Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US-backed Cuban exiles against Cuba.
1972 – Apollo program: Apollo 16 lunar module, commanded by John Young and piloted by Charles Duke, lands on the moon.
2008 – Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.
2010 – The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.
APRIL 24 ,2008
  • Current members in a leadership position: Prez BradP, Lori, Cory, ChrisH, Rod and Rick
  • Madison County Board Chairman Allen Dunstan made a presentation about the need to upgrade the local levy system
  • We hosted three scholarship students from Roxana
  • Baseball Mania ticket sales were underway
  • We celebrated Paul's birthday
  • Do you remember Bob Dannenberg?
                                  MAY 2013
By Kamlesh Chandan, Rotary Club of Lake Norman/Huntersville, North Carolina, USA
In 2015, I was working at one of the largest Fortune 500 banks in the United States when I read an article on our internal website about a team member traveling to eastern Africa. I found the story intriguing, and reached out to her for more details about the trip and to see if it had a connection with Rotary. But at the time I did not hear back.
Shortly thereafter, I began attending Toastmasters International meetings with a colleague, Robert, from the technology division. We both enjoyed our weekly dose of public speaking, and I learned that he was a young professional looking to become more involved in his community. I shared with him what Rotary clubs had been doing in the Charlotte community, and also told him about our international work. And he expressed interest in joining.
I had put the intranet story to the back of my mind until later that year, when I received my copy of The Rotarian. One of the articles covered Rotary Day at the United Nations and contained a photo of a young lady attending the event and a doppelganger of Robert sitting next to her. In my next Toastmasters meeting, I told Robert about the article and he said it was indeed him and his girlfriend (now wife), Jordan. He went on to tell me about her interest in women’s health issues in east Africa and how she had spoken about the issue at the event.
Two months later, Robert asked me if he could forward my contact information to Jordan, who worked at the bank in the analytics group. She called me, and we talked about her east Africa project. That began a year of conversations. I was shocked she was the same person I had read about on the bank’s website, and I connected Jordan with local Rotary leaders. I was convinced The Rotary Foundation could help her with her interest in pursuing a master’s degree in advanced peace studies at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, with a focus on regions affected by conflict. To continue reading link here
"Fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wise people so full of doubts."-Bertrand Russell
"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."-Abraham Lincoln
"Fear operates as an appetite or an addiction. You can never be safe enough."-Marilynne Robinson
"It is a sign of great inner insecurity to be hostile to the unfamiliar."-Anais Nin
  • Advertisement in a Long Island shop: "Guitar for sale. Cheap. No strings attached."
  • Ad in hospital waiting room: "Smoking Helps You Lose Weight - One Lung at a Time!" 
  • On a bulletin board: "Success Is Relative. The more the Success, the more the Relatives."
  • When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading..
  • My grandfather is 80 and still doesn't need glasses. He drinks straight out of the bottle.
  • You know your kids have grown up when your daughter begins to put on lipstick, or when your son starts to wipe it off.
  • Sign in a bar: "Those of you who are drinking to forget, please pay in advance."
  • Sign in driving school: "If your wife wants to learn to drive, don't stand in her way."
  • Behind every great man, there is a surprised woman.
  • The reason men lie is because women ask too many questions.
  •  Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
  • The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is the fact that it has never tried to contact us.
  •  Sign in a barbers' saloon in Detroit: "We need your heads to run our business."
  • Sign in a restaurant: "All drinking water in this establishment has been personally passed by the manager."
The addition of one teen driver results in an annual insurance premium increase of 82% nationwide, up from 78% in 2017-InsuranceQuotes
35% of high school juniors have $1,000 or less in their college savings fund-Junior Achievement and Citizens Bank College Savings Survey of 500 U.S. high school juniors and 500 seniors
49% of those ages 18-29 worldwide say they sacrifice sleep to play on their digital devices-Ford Trends 2018 Survey of 9,042 adults worldwide
Nearly 4 in 10 Americans have a side job, making $685 per month on survey of 1,006 adults
International tourist arrivals globally grew to 1.3 billion in 2017, up from 674 million in 2000 and 278 million in 1980-United Nations’ World Tourism Organization
About 8% (20 million) Americans suffer from as seasonal allergies-National Center for Health Statistics
U.S. retailers have closed 5,994 stores so far this year, up from 5,864 closures for all of 2018
Trivia answer-B

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