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                 APRIL 13, 2019
              NEWS,NOTES & NONSENSE
  • MarkS introduced program presenter SJ Morrison, Director of Marketing and Planning for Madison County Transit (MCT). (and Edwardsville Rotarian) He gave us a broad overview of the MCT mission. The agency was established in 1980 and covers 16 Madison County townships. Initially service was provided by BiState, but in the late 80's MCT assumed those duties. SJ pointed out that the agency was paying BiState more in 1985 than it cost today to provide the same level of service. MCT provides four primary services. It's most popular fixed transit service is the AM and PM express service to St. Louis. An average of 8,000-10,000 folks ride all services on a daily basis. SJ was very happy with the public's response to mobile ticketing introduced in February. MCT also manages the 130 miles of Madison County bike trails. 
  • Your erstwhile editor was perplexed by the  pre noon arrivals of Paul, Rhonda and Randy. MarkS was spied arriving with traditional early birder Allen. Post nooners included Ty, Dave, ChrisH and BradL.
  • Harry birthday to Emily and Lori. Rick celebrated 28 years as a club member, 30 overall.
  • Bill announced via email that we have received our $400 Easter Wonderland  "donation" from Grandpa and his Gang. It seems that he was at a ministers "meeting" on Thursday. We suspect it was being held in section 252 @ Busch.
  • Rhonda is still breaking finger nails for Busey Bank.
  • Winter is officially over! Our three deep dive snowbirds all returned on Thursday. It was great to welcome back Dick, Rod and MarkA. All returned with stories to share.
  • Lindsey introduced her two guests from Midwest Members.
  • Lori announced that this is RYLA weekend. Two students will be attending.
  • In addition to the three aforementioned "birds" there were 17 other members in the house. We missed:Pat, Darren, Erin, Bill, DaveS, Sandy, Joe, Alex, Sherry, MarkV, Emily and Prez Patty. 
  • We know that Joe was absent with baseball fever, anyone else?
  • Our scholarship students and two RYLA attendees will be dining with us on the 25th.
  • Condolences to former member Ron Eaton on the passing of his son. May God bless him and his wife.
  • Lindsey reminded us about the Day of Prayer being held at the Post Commons on May 2nd, starting at 8:30AM. 
  • The buffet was all about brunch. Nice meal.
  • Opening duties were handled by Randy, Nate and Dave, who prayed to keep the "evil one" away.
  • Lindsey covered for Prez Patty and had the honor of ringing the newly refurbished Rotary bell. Thanks to the fine folks at Piasa Armory (Scott Pulaski) for the like-new bell. Well done BradP!
  • ChrisL was acting SAA and entertained paid announcements from Lindsey and Randy. Not here last week? pay a $. Trivia topics covered vaccine, Rome, Donald Duck and the Academy Awards. We did well.
  • The $60 50-50 jackpot was refused by MarkA and BradP. Wendell faired no better with the scratch-off.
  • That's it, have a fine and dry weekend. Ciao!
More than three-quarters of U.S. chefs named what ingredient as the top food trend going into 2019?
A-CBD, or cannabidiol
B-Globally inspired cooking
C-Hyperlocal cooking
April 13th is National Scrabble Day
What is the northernmost capital city?

The further north you get, the more likely it is you’re in Iceland — and yes, we hear you Canada, but your capital city is straight up south compared to Reykjavik.

On This Date-

1111 – Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
1204 – Constantinople falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire.
1742 – George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah makes its world-premiere in Dublin, Ireland.
1861 – American Civil War: Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces.
1870 – The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art is founded.
1943 – The Jefferson Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., on the 200th anniversary of President Thomas Jefferson's birth.
1964 – At the Academy Awards, Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American male to win the Best Actor award for the 1963 film Lilies of the Field.
1970 – An oxygen tank aboard the Apollo 13 Service Module explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the Apollo Command/Service Module (codenamed "Odyssey") while en route to the Moon.
1974 – Western Union (in cooperation with NASA and Hughes Aircraft) launches the United States' first commercial geosynchronous communications satellite, Westar 1.
1976 – The United States Treasury Department reintroduces the two-dollar bill as a Federal Reserve Note on Thomas Jefferson's 233rd birthday as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration.
1997 – Tiger Woods becomes the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.
APRIL 17 ,2003
  • Current members in a leadership position: Prez Joe,Lori, Paul, Rod, MarkS and Rick
  • Joe's program was provided by the new Airport Director Dave "Williams" (oops)
  • The previous weeks program was presented by Bob Webb from the Olin pistol range. His topic was gun safety
  • Our 1st of four Busch Stadium concession dates was slated for May 1st
  • The scholarship golf tournament date was set for July 13th
  • We celebrated Lori's 21st birthday a week early
  • MarkS won the 50-50, for the second week in a row
  • Plans were in motion to rent a suite at a Cardinals game
  • Do you remember Gregg Kirkland?
                                  JULY 2014
A link to the current district newsletter
By Pam Gray, Rotary Club of Paradise, California, USA
I grew up in a small family. My parents were both only children – that means I have no aunts, uncles or first cousins. As a child, my entire immediate family could sit around a dining table set for eight. My four grandparents, my parents, my sister and I filled the table. There was no additional ‘kids’ table!
Fortunately, my dad was a member of the Rotary Club of Paradise. Our Rotary family consisted of five families, all of similar age, so we had plenty of celebrations with this extended family growing up.
While my biological family grew as I became an adult, so did my Rotary family. Our club had more than 100 members when I joined and there was always something going on.Club members took action when our home was evacuated in 2008 due to a wildfire. Members went to our home, secured our vehicles and motorcycle, took our animals to their homes and saved our computer with countless family photos stored in memory; all of this while we were at the Rotary International Convention in Los Angeles some 500 miles from Paradise.
After serving as club president, I began working at district jobs which added to my Rotary family tree. Serving several district governors provided tools, and many relationships, that were key to serving as District 5160 Governor in 2014-2015.
Brian and I were involved in a motorcycle accident shortly before the end of our governor year, following a ride for polio eradication. Rotarian friends cared for us and took over Rotary jobs that we were unable to fulfill.
My Rotary path continued on serving our club, district and zone. Again, my Rotary family tree expanded exponentially. The result benefited not only me, but my Rotary club and other clubs in the area.
Then the Camp Fire began on 8 November 2018 and raged for 17 days leaving much of our beloved Paradise as piles of rubble and ash. In less than 24 hours, Rotarians from Santa Rosa, California, were on task to help Paradise. They established a GoFundMe page for our club’s foundation and came to see us sharing their knowledge of rebuilding after a major fire.
Rotarians, not only from neighboring districts, but neighboring states delivered supplies and provided cash aide and gift cards in the tens of thousands of dollars within the first week.
While serving as district governor and visiting 71 Rotary clubs, my Rotarian friends came to know me as “Pam from Paradise” and I chose to share my love for the family of Rotary. Considering all Rotarians as my family, they are returning the sentiment by helping Paradise where they can and providing encouraging words during our darkest days.
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily." -Zig Ziglar
"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." -Dale Carnegie
"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." -Napoleon Hill
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." -Steve Jobs
"I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it." -Estée Lauder
TOILET OUT OF ORDER. Please use floor below.
IN A LAUNDROMAT: Automatic washing machines. Please remove all your clothes when the light goes out.
IN A LONDON DEPARTMENT STORE: Bargain basement on 2nd floor.
IN AN OFFICE: Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken.
IN AN OFFICE: After tea break, staff should empty the teapot and stand upside down on the draining board.
OUTSIDE A SECOND-HAND STORE We exchange anything - bicycles, washing machines, etc. Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain?
SPOTTED IN A SAFARI PARK Elephants - please stay in your car.
NOTICE IN A FARMER'S FIELD The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but the bull charges.
MESSAGE ON A LEAFLET If you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to get lessons.
ON A REPAIR SHOP DOOR We can repair anything. (Please knock hard on door - as the bell doesn't work..)
In season two of Game of Thrones there were fewer than 600 shots requiring visual effects. In season eight, starting tomorrow, there is one episode that has more than 1300 visual effect shots.
The number of smart speaker users in the U.S. will grow by 15% this year to 74.2 million people. E-commerce conducted via these speakers will grow to $2.54 billion (less than 1% of e-commerce)-eMarketer
In the past six months the number of U.S. adults outside the labor force has fallen by one million, the largest such decline on record.
In 2018 there was a 24% increase in identity theft reports that involved credit card fraud on new accounts. At the same time there was a 38% drop in reports involving tax identity theft-Federal Trade Commission
In 2019 50% of Americans budgeted $501-$2,000 for their travel budget, 18% budgeted $2,001-$5,000, 7% budgeted over $5,000-Open Mind Strategies survey of 2,078 adults
In 2018 Americans borrowed about $88 billion to pay for health care, one in four people skipped care because of costs-Gallup survey of 3,537 adults
Currently 54% of people looking for a product begin their search on Amazon, up from 46% in 2015-Jumpshot
Trivia answer-B

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