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             HOOP TIME ISSUE
                 MARCH 23, 2019
              NEWS,NOTES & NONSENSE
  • Full upfront disclosure, if you find any typos blame it on the fact that the editor is trying to watch college hoops while typing. Read on to see how that works.
  • Super Emily and Curriculum Director Alyssa Smith made a presentation about childhood trauma and toxic stress, but ended on a happier note. The EA district works with the Roxana and Wood River districts in  providing intervention  services to children who have been impacted by trauma and stress brought  on by abuse, neglect and household dysfunction. Areas impacted include cognitive abilities, language skills and social/emotional skills.  Kids that have long term exposure to these elements are four times more likely to abuse alcohol, three times more like to miss work and fifteen more time likely to attempt suicide. On August 1st the district will be sponsoring the East Alton Educational Community Fair. Alyssa and Emily are looking for suggested activities and donations to make this one day event a success.
  • First of 20 arrivals included Allen, Emily, Alex and Sherry. Post-nooners featured Rhonda, Joe, Randy and Nate. Not spied were: MarkA, Pat, Darren, Rod, ChrisH, Matt, Lori, Erin, DaveS, Sandy, MarkA, Dick and MarkV. 
  • Disco Bingo is TODAY. Set-up is at 10:30. Review your emails from Rhonda for the details. She did indicate that ticket sales have picked up the past few days. 
  • Sherry reminds everyone that early voting for the April 2nd election is ongoing.
  • Opening duties were handled by Nate, ChrisL and Bill, who prayed for both the saints and sinners in the house. Rhonda pointed the finger at one of the sinners!
  • Queenie covered for Prez Patty and took no prisoners. Does the PETS conference have a session about bell ringing?
  • Allen claims that meatloaf is his favorite fruit.
  • Rick continues to archive old issues of the Rotary Banner. Issues thru the mid 80's are have now been scanned. You can take a look after you have signed-in to our web site. Did you know that our 1st club community project was ringing the Salvation Army bells in early December 1971? True
  • Rhonda visited the Granite City club and found the members brown bagging it.
  • SAA sub Randy drafted reliable assistant ChrisL to collect the $$. Not here last week? pay a $. Joe and Rick had announcements, both about fund raising opportunities related to Cardinals tickets. It's that time of year. Trivia topics included popular National Parks, Gateway Arch National Park, the confederacy capitol and NCAA hoops. Once again, it's that time of year.
  • Opportunities to win the $31 50-50 were refused by Ty, first time ever, and Sherry, probably her 25th chance. Paul took the the scratch-off.
  • That's all from here, have a fine and dry weekend. Ciao!
              TY CAN'T FIND THE JOKER
What trick are smartphone addicts using to break their habit?
A-An app that administers an electric shock if the phone is picked up before a set interval time has elapsed
B-An app that charges users for every minute spent on social media
C-A second, minimalist phone so they can leave the smartphone home
D-A lockbox with a timer
March 23rd is National Corn Dog Day
Which state has the most lighthouses?

 Despite not bordering an ocean, Michigan wins the "most lighthouses" title! While coastal states have their fair share of lighthouses, the Great Lakes surround Michigan on three sides. The more than 3,000 miles of shorelines are treacherous for the thousands of ships that traverse the region. You'll find about 140 lighthouses dotting the dunes, piers, cliffs and wharves that line the lakes. Visibility can be a problem as the lakes are also prone to steam fog, which forms when cool air settles on warmer water, most common in the fall months. 

On This Date-

2001 - Space station "Mir" crashes into ocean
1994 - The great one, Wayne Gretzky, breaks the NHL record with 802 goals scored
1983 - Reagan announces "Star Wars" project
1919 - Mussolini founds Fascist party
1839 - First published use of term "OK".
1808 - Joseph Bonaparte, brother to Napoleon, ascends to the Spanish throne.
1775 - Patrick Henry delivers famous address.
MARCH 24,1994
  • Current members in a leadership position:Rod, BradP, Paul and Rick
  • We were breaking bread at DiRomero's Restaurant
  • Rick introduced Japanese exchange student Sakimi Gimi, who shared her experiences with us
  • Next week Steve Imel would introduce his program from the Community Awareness and Emergency Response Council
  • Last week we heard from two local teachers, Betty Cole and Patty Sontag
  • The club Steak Fry would take place at the Westerner Club on May 5th
  • The board would convene on April 5th at Jack's Restaurant
  • Charlie Kunz encouraged everyone to turn in their McDonald's tickets sales $$ ASAP
  • The East Alton-Wood River night at Busch Stadium was scheduled for July 1st
  • Do you remember Jim Kodros?
                               AUGUST 2015
By Rob Tidd, District 5060 membership chair and member of the Rotary Club of Wenatchee Confluence, Wenatchee, Washington, USA
In January, we had 61 members in our club, an increase of about 40 percent from the beginning of the Rotary year in July, when we had 43. Our success has been based on two ingredients: encouraging friendships and promoting fun in Rotary.
But just as important to our growth has been a systematic and continuous follow up with potential new members. Too often a potential new member is approached once and then forgotten. Every club needs a champion or champions willing to take the extra time to stay in communication with every potential new member. I am often asked where I find all these potential new members. Our sources grow as we come up with new ideas. Below are some of the practical ways we have found members:
Follow up on RI membership leads:
Prior to my year as District 5060 membership chair, I discovered that some of the membership leads sent to us by RI were never contacted. I decided to work my way back in time through the leads, going as far back as several years, to see if any of these individuals were still interested in Rotary.
One gentleman in particular had never been contacted and was enthusiastic to be invited as my guest. Not only did he join, but he asked if his business partner could also be considered for membership. Of course my answer was “yes” and now both are members. These are people who took the time and made the effort to contact Rotary International.
Get referrals from other clubs:
I have found that sometimes a member of another club crosses paths with a co-worker who they think would be a good Rotarian, but because they are co-workers, or they have a boss-employee relationship, they don’t want to invite them to be a member of their club. If something were to happen at work, it could create awkward situations in the club. To continue reading, link here
"Perfection is like chasing the horizon. Keep moving."-Neil Gaiman
"Only the doctor who has the disease really understands it."-William Osler
"We have a strange illusion that mere time cancels sin."-C.S. Lewis
"One thing a person cannot do, no matter how rigorous his analysis or heroic his imagination, is to draw up a list of things that would never occur to him."-Thomas Schelling
                   DON'T ARGUE WITH A CHILD
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.  The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal, its throat was very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible. The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah.” The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?" The little girl replied, "Then you ask him.”
A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.  As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was. The girl replied, "I'm drawing God." The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like." Without missing a beat or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, "They will in a minute." 
One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly noticed that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head. She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mom?" Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white." The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Momma, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?" 
A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she said, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I  would turn red in the face." "Yes," the class said. "Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position the blood doesn't run into my feet?" A little fellow shouted, “’Cause your feet ain't empty." 
The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note and posted it on the apple tray: "Take only ONE. God is watching." Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.. A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples.” 
Genetic selection allows meat companies to raise a 6.3-pound bird in 47 days, roughly twice as fast as 50 years ago-National Chicken Council.
Global sales of ultra premium cars-costing more than $180,000-quadrupled, to 28,650, from 2009 to 2017-IHS Markit
In 2018, 18.9 percent of dogs and 33.8 percent of cats were obese. In 2013, 16.7 percent of dogs and 27.4 percent of cats were obese-Association of Pet Obesity Prevention
More than 650,000 active podcasts are available in Apple’s podcast app, up from 550,000 in June 2018. Podcasts are available in over 100 languages and streamed or downloaded in over 155 countries.

There are now about 17,000 college consultants, up from about 2,000 in 2005-Independent Education Consultants Association
Online grocery sales are predicted to grow to around $86 billion in 2022, up from $17 billion in 2017-UBS Group AG

Trivia answer-C


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