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                  .ORG ISSUE
                 JANUARY  19, 2019
              NEWS,NOTES & NONSENSE
               QUEENIE "PINS" ALEX
  • BradP gave us a refresher course on our internet site at Thursday's meeting. Did you know that our web site host, ClubRunner, is Canadian based? The company serves as the hoist for thousands of Rotary clubs. Now get out there and explore.
  • Prez Patty and Queenie installed our newest Rotarian, Alex St. Peters. He is in charge of member communications for the Growth Association. 
  • Look for you next Rotary Banner in early March. In the amongst yourselves, but be nice.
  • it looks like more "french toast" weather is in store for us this weekend. It's also not a very good time to have furnace issues.
  • ChrisL indicated that he does not have enough teams to fill four brackets. Everyone agreed to reduce the tournament to two brackets this year. He suggested that we move the tournament date in 2020 to mid-January in order to capture teams before they switch to volleyball. ChrisH told everyone who signed up to purchase concession stand snacks to reduce the quantity by 1/2.
  • If you have an interest in being covered with bald eagle doo-doo, Dave knows just the place.
  • Disco Bingo is scheduled for March 23rd. You recently received an email that had an event flyer attached as well as a comprehensive description of the event. Please print and post and/or share via your social media stream. (Rhonda had some hard copy versions at the meeting). Round sponsorships are going for $100. Do you have an auction basket to donate?? Only 300 tickets will be sold. Tickets should be available in a couple of weeks.
  • Thursday's lunch was all about "Thanksgiving", 'nuf said.
  • 24 members were in the house on Thursday. Factoring in the no-show snowbirds, we were only five members away from perfect attendance. Early birders included Allen, Virgil, Pat and Darren. Let's also mention BradL, who was "stranded" in his vehicle. Fashionably late arrivals included MarkV, Queenie, Paul and Joe.
  • After the meeting this Thursday we will head to the new ice cream shop for tasty treats.
  • BradL introduced his guest, retired Army veteran Earl, who serves on the board of the Madison County Veteran's Commission. They were off to Peoria after the meeting.
  • Joe and Paul were headed to the airport Thursday afternoon to join MarkS, MarkA, and Rod in multiple rounds of golf in the sunshine state.
  • Patty opened the meeting with an unusually quiet ring of the bell.
  • Congrats to MarkV on his 21 years as a club member.
  • Look for an Applebee's type restaurant to be added to the Eastgate mix. Dollar General will be shifting a couple of doors down (to the right as you look at the current location).
  • SAA Queenie drafted Randy to collect the $$. Joe and Darren made announcements. Queenie promised "impossible" trivia Q's. The topics were: birth month, diabetes, good smells and Brad Pitt. She was right!  Not with us last week and/or not visiting the website in the past week, pay a $.
  • Sandy thanked everyone for remembering her as she mourns the loss of her father.
  • The membership was in fine voice for the birthday song honoring Rick.
  • Opening duties were performed by Cory, Joe and Dave
  • The $27 50-50 jackpot was unclaimed by our guest Earl and Paul. Queenie took the scratch-off.
  • That's all from here, have a fine and dry weekend. (for the second weekend in a row, not going to happen) Ciao!
Since 2010 nearly 7 of every 10,000 homes built in the U.S. have been built with 10 or more of what?
D-Covered parking spots
January 19th is National Popcorn Day
38% of global consumers admit to copyright piracy in music consumption-International Federation of the Phonographic Industry
47.1% of U.S. homes built since 2000 use electricity as their main heating source, compared with 19.5% of those built before 1970-Bloomberg
In 2018 there were 2.9 million new jobs created in the U.S. 1.4 million were taken by people age 55 and older-U.S. Department of Labor
Polio has been reduced from 350,000 cases in 126 countries in 1988 to 22 cases in three countries in 2017-Global Polio Eradication Initiative
The population of Illinois has decreased by 157,000 during the past five years, 1.5 million since 2000-Wirepoints
Origins:Father of Waters-A nickname for the Mississippi River that may derive from an Indian name, Meact-Chassipi (the ancient father of the rivers), a word the French corrupted into Mississippi.
Which city receives the highest average annual snowfall?
Winnipeg, Canada
Bern, Switzerland
Nome, Alaska
Aomari City, Japan
According to AccuWeather’s team of meteorologists, Aomari City in Japan has the highest average snowfall in the world. Japan is situated perfectly to receive record snowfall in many different regions. Their geographic location coupled with ocean proximity, high elevations and cold fronts from northeast asia makes Japan one of the snowiest countries. Each year, Aomari City is buried under about 26 feet of snow. Driving through the city in the depths of winter can feel like driving through a canyon as snow is piled up on either side of the road high above the tops of cars. 
JANUARY 18,1990
  • Current members in a leadership position: MarkS and Pat
  • We were breaking bread at Amelia's Restaurant
  • Godfrey Fire Chief Terry Ford presented the program about the new 911 emergency phone system
  • The next meeting would be a club assembly where everyone would be given an opportunity to "sound off"
  • Dick hosted the previous weeks program, featuring the new Telegraph Editor Mike Montgomery
  • Our 2nd annual basketball tournament was scheduled for January 27th (this year marks our 30th)
  • Red Littleton was selected as next year's club President
  • We were considering moving to DiRomero's Restaurant. A vote would be taken at February 1st meeting (spoiler alert-we moved)
  • Do you remember Mike Gray?
                               DECEMBER 2009

Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models.
Maloney, a member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, unveiled the 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s annual training event, the International Assembly, in San Diego, California, USA, on Monday.
“The first emphasis is to grow Rotary — to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects, but most importantly, to grow our membership so that we can achieve more,” Maloney said.
Maloney believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience.
“(Rotary) allows us to connect with each other, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences,” Maloney said. “It connects us to people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known. It connects us to our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.”
Maloney also called on every Rotary and Rotaract club to identify segments of their community not represented in their club by creating a membership committee with diverse members.  To continue reading, link here
"How desperately difficult is it to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people"-Edward F. Benson
"Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of a void, but out of chaos"-Mary Shelley
"You many not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them"-Maya Angelou
"All wish to possess knowledge, but few comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price"-Juvenal
  • "Water is composed of two gins, Oxygin and Hydrogin. Oxygin is pure gin. Hydrogin is gin and water."
  • "When you breathe, you inspire. When you do not breathe, you expire."
  • "H20 is hot water, and CO2 is cold water."
  • "Three kinds of blood vessels are arteries, vanes, and caterpillars."
  • "Respiration is composed of two acts, first inspiration, and then expectoration."
  • "Dew is formed on leaves when the sun shines down on them and makes them perspire."
  • "Mushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas."
  • "The body consists of three parts - the brainium, the borax and the abominable cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs, and the abominable cavity contains the bowels, of which there are five a, e, i, o and u."
  • "Rhubarb: a kind of celery gone bloodshot."
  • "Vacuum: A large, empty space where the pope lives."
  • "Before giving a blood transfusion, find out if the blood is affirmative or negative."
  • "To remove dust from the eye, pull the eye down over the nose."
  • "For asphyxiation: Apply artificial respiration until the patient is dead."
  • "To prevent contraception: wear a condominium."
  • "To keep milk from turning sour: keep it in the cow."
  • "The pistol of a flower is its only protection against insects."
  • "The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana."
  • "A permanent set of teeth consists of eight canines, eight cuspids, two molars, and eight cuspidors."
  • "Germinate: To become a naturalized German."
  • "Liter: A nest of young puppies."
Annual child care costs rose 7.5% in 2017, to between $9,000 and $9,600 for a child in a typical American
On any given day, 37% of Americans will eat at a fast-food or pizza restaurant. The most enthusiastic consumers are 20-39 years old: 45% of them eat fast food on a typical day, compared with 38% of 40-59 year olds-The New York Times
Facebook get $27.61 on advertising on average for each active user in the U.S. and Canada. For Europe, the number is $8.82 and for Asia $
(Trivia challenge-)

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