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WELCOME TO PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY!

We meet at 6:30 pm Thursdays at RAY'S PLACE 108 S.Front Street WHEN WE CAN!
$14 buffet, incl. entree, coffee or iced tea, tax and tip or $11 soup and salad bar option
We are presently on the move, like our predecessors who founded Rotary in 1905 on the concept of moving thier meeting place from place to place; Contact Club Secretary Scott Shore for further meeting information: 815-339-2398 or email shores@ivnet.com or putnamcountyrotary@gmail.com.
PLEASE JOIN US... SPOUSES & GUESTS TOO!

ON THURSDAY AUGUST 21, 2014 WE WILL MEET AT UCC CHURCH IN GRANVILLE!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

August 21, 2014

…AND WELCOME AGAIN TO BONUCCHI HALL! PRESIDENT JUSTINA CHLUM presides over tonight’s meeting, and RANDY BORIO hosts our program… with special guest, the Right Worshipful Brother DANIEL YANDEL! Dan is a Past Grand Master of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Illinois. AND… a 33rd Degree Master Mason! He will be telling us about the Safe Schools Program and ILChIP, The Illinois Child Identification Program. Both projects are funded by the Illinois Grand Lodge and local Masonic Lodges. WELCOME, DANIEL YANDEL!

LAST WEEK’S FOCUS ON ENDING POLIO

BRENDA BICKERMAN hosted our Program last week, featuring 10-year old LILLIAN SANDBERG, daughter of Ryan and Brandy Sandberg, who proves that great ideas come in small packages! In addition to her favorite activities (reading, running, baking …and volunteering!), Lilly is helping the Rotary cause of eradicating Polio worldwide, and raised $660 through bake sales and recycling cans and scrap, to fund 1,100 immunizations! – a number that will triple with added Rotary match-money! Lillian suggests that we bring the message to the schools, to raise awareness and enlist students’ help. Pres. Justina presented Lillian with a certificate as a new Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member – and her parents will add to the honors by donating $340 to make her a full “Paul Harris Fellow!” Brenda called upon others present to share experiences of friends and family affected by polio. Rock Island Rotarian Dr. Bud Phillis, Adriane, Darrell, and Debbie each shared personal accounts that bring home the need to End Polio Now! Thanks Brenda & Lillian!

INTERACT BLOOD DRIVE MONDAY!

Please donate, if you’re able, during PCHS Interact’s Back-To-School Blood Drive Mon, Aug. 25, 9-1pm. Call 800-733-2767 or go to redcross.org to get on the schedule.We also need a few adult volunteers to oversee the Interact volunteers, if possible?

READY TO HIT THE GRID ??

ROAD APPLE TICKETS are available! Sell ‘em and ask for more! Debbie is distributing the tickets; Brandy is collecting. Need VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to sell @ grocery stores, banks, and Boggio’s on Saturdays 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27. Apply within!

ROTARY IN ACTION

NEXT MONDAY – 8/25 PCHS INTERACT BLOOD DRIVE ! NEXT WEDS – 8/27 PCJH INTERACT VIP ELECTIONS !

NEXT THURSDAY 8/28 – DEBBIE hosts; Meeting place TBA !

THURS. 9/4: PCJH INTERACT Leadership Workshop 11:30 AM

THURS. 9/4: Board Meeting at 5:30 pm; Club Assembly 6;30 pm!

THURS. 9/11: DUANE CALBOW hosts; Meeting place TBA!

THURS. 9/18: ROTARY DISTRICT MEETING – DIXON, IL ........................... ….Celebrating our District’s 100th Birthday – making history!!! No regular meeting here in PC because we hope ALL PC ROTARIANS will attend! – just $10 for dinner (District is subsidizing most of cost)! Sign up (and pay if you can) tonight!!

DICTIONARIES ARRIVED! Our Rotary Club’s Youth Literacy/Dictionaries Committee will be making our annual presentation of personal dictionaries to every PC 3rd grader soon – just waiting for the new-school-year dust to settle!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

August 14, 2014

…AND WELCOME TO BONUCCHI HALL! PRESIDENT JUSTINA CHLUM presides over tonight’s meeting, and BRENDA BICKERMAN hosts our Program welcoming SPECIAL GUEST LILLIAN SANDBERG! Lillian is 10, entering 5th grade at PCES, daughter of Ryan and Brandy Sandberg and sister to Anna (7) and Seth (4). In addition to her favorite activities (reading, running, baking …and volunteering!), Lilly has taken a keen interest in helping the Rotary cause of eradicating Polio worldwide – the subject of her Program, tonight!!!! In addition to her fundraising talents, Lilly was recently recognized for reading over 1 million words and all 20 Illinois Blue Stem books! She was the driving force behind a Sandberg family project, adding AR labels to the entire PC Library District juvenile collection to make it easier for children to find books at their own reading level, encouraging them to use the library & read more! WELCOME, LILLY !

WE ALSO WELCOME Dr. BUD & DIANE PHILLIS, hosted by ADRIANE SHORE! Bud is a member of Rock Island Rotary and has visited us before, as a member of the District Polio-Plus Committee, and shares our interest in sharing the quest for a polio-free world with “generation next!” Welcome, Bud & Diane!

Best Wishes, Pauline!

Our friend and host, Pauline Marchiori, will hopefully stay on the road to recovery, setbacks aside, but is unsure of the immediate future of our regular meeting spot at Ray’s Place. We will look at options tonight but meanwhile send our best wishes to Pauline !

“FIELD OF DREAMS” NIGHT -A HOME RUN!

Baseball hats off to DARRELL ALLEMAN for dreaming up the perfect event – and to all who “pitched in” to help pull it off ! For those who missed the “game,” the lineup included “Field of Dreams” ghost player Frank Dardis’ grand entrance from the cornstalks – along with seven other ghost players from the original movie set ! Frank and his “team members” presented the Allemans with a proclamation naming Alleman Field as an official “Field of Dreams” ballpark – and pledging to return annually if invited to come! Area youth teams came in uniform and were introduced by their coaches, each then greeted by Mr. Dardis, after which the “ghost squad” practiced some infield play & fun antics with the young ball players, before our showing of the original movie on Sunset Cinema’s 25’ screen! Build it & they’ll come, and come they did – about 2-300 attended our community celebration of the movie’s 25th anniversary!

INTERACT IN ACTION

OUR ANNUAL INTERACT COOKOUT drew a hungry crowd of Rotarians, PCHS Interact members & incoming freshmen, presenting an opportunity to showcase Interact’s agenda for the coming year, Rotary’s support, and the opportunities of Summer Youth Exchange through the experiences of Austin Pletsch who was in Italy last summer, and Ashley Ohrtmann of Freeport & Ursi Karrer of Austria who are spending THIS summer together! Thanks to all who helped cook & who added great food to the potluck picnic!

PCHS INTERACT’S FIRST PROJECT OF THE YEAR – supervising kids at Mark Celebration’s Bounce House activity area – netted them a profit of $756 and a lot of good will – thanks also to our Rotary volunteers who helped out!

NEXT UP… a PCHS Blood Drive on Mon, 8/25, 9am-1pm –Community members welcome!

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NEWS BULLETIN 8/14/14: We just received word that Ray’s is closed this week due to sudden circumstances…

VP Ron has graciously offered Bonucchi Hall at UCC Church, 103 N. Church St. Granville, for our meeting place 8/14/14 and we will cater in from Hennepin Foods -- $12 each. Last week at UCC we feasted on bratwurst, hot dogs, sides and drinks – all provided. Board met at 5:30 pm and Club met at 6:30 pm ---AND no charge!

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NEXT BATTER UP:

PC Rotary Hosts “Field Of Dreams” Night

Fortunately, some people never stop dreaming big and PC Rotarian Darrell Alleman, at age 85, is one of those people!

Taken with the story of Field of Dreams, Darrell re-created a ball field on his farm, with all the markings of a mini-Wrigley field – even sporting a similar scoreboard and “exit signs” for Alleman field, off the two-lane road leading to his farm. The Allemans allow area teams, families and others to use the diamond, free of charge.

Build it and they will come, says Darrell. On August 8 the Club and the Allemans will find out just how many WILL come, when they co-sponsor a Field of Dreams” Night, celebrating the movie’s silver anniversary with guest “ghost” Frank Dardis, who portrayed one of the “Black Sox” players in the movie. The event, free to all area children and their families, will include an introduction of area youth baseball teams, Frank’s “ghost humor,” some infield practice, autographs, and a showing of the 1989 movie, “Field of Dreams,” in the outfield.

It was a crazy idea, say some of the Club’s 32 members, but we love crazy ideas! Several businesses, local village boards, and individuals including the Allemans and several fellow Rotarians are pitching in to cover the expenses. Who knows who else might come out of the rows of corn surrounding the field to enjoy the show!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 24, 2014

…AND WELCOME ‘HOME’ TO RAY’S! VICE PRESIDENT RON McNEILL presides over tonight’s meeting and REED WILSON has an amazing (but so far a surprise!) Program for us! Welcome, all, to PC ROTARY CLUB!

AS THE ROTARY WHEEL TURNS…..

TWO WEEKS AGO… Our first BOARD MEETING, followed by our first CLUB ASSEMBLY of the year all happened on July 10 with the following business covered: (1) Plans for FIELD OF DREAMS NIGHT started to take shape (see below) and received support of the Board and Club to proceed; (2) MEMBERSHIP – Dues bills distributed… all members are invited to re-up! We are anxious to know if there’s any way that we can encourage more participation among those who haven’t in the past; (3) Plans made for our 7/17 Pizza Night at Alleman Field; (4) Preliminary plans made for our INTERACT PICNIC on Thursday 7/31 at Granville (Hopkins) Park; (5) COMMITTEES – a draft listing was circulated for comment and correction; See the back page for the FINAL! (6) GRANVILLE CRUISE-IN 8/1 -- Rotary Info Table & Road Apple Ticket Sales – Brandy & Tom volunteer! (Scott to supply Table and Road Apple Signs); (7) MARK CELEBRATION 8/2 – we need Rotarians to supervise PCHS Interact members’ overseeing six inflatable bounce-house activities – Debbie, Brandy, Scott, Adriane and maybe Justina volunteered, so far – we need more!! (8) Committee assigned to repair (and possibly replace) our “Welcome to PC” Rotary sign on 29: Tom, Bob & Matt. Adjourned!

FIELD OF DREAMS NIGHT

PLANS ARE MOVING FORWARD for our hosting of the FIELD OF DREAMS NIGHT at Alleman Field on Friday, August 8. The schedule will include 6:30 Welcome, Intro’s and Recognition of Area Kids’ Teams, and Community thank-you plaque presentation by Rotary to guest-ghost Frank Dardis (a player in the movie!); 6:45 Ghost Humor; 7:30 Parent-Child catching; 7:45 photos and autographs; 8:30 Showing of the film, Field of Dreams! Discussed so far: (1) Est. costs include $375 screen and projector rental (after discount); $200 rental license for the movie; est $225 for two portapotties and hand-washing station; (2) Concessions: Rotary to sell water @ $1, Popcorn @ 50˘, and 50-50 ticket-roll tickets @ 6 for $5 for one drawing only; FFA to sell pork chops and soda; Frank Dardis will be selling movie memorabilia. (Grandma Rosies’ is not available but they would donate a cotton candy machine if we want to use one). (3) Publicity – Darrell has written it into his weekly PCR piece, News-Trib did a huge story, Randy was interviewed by Rod Thorson on Radio, and Kevin Chlum will put another plug in the paper if he can; Posters are ready for printing; Programs are ready for printing; Sign Shop is donating banners; Darrell has contacted the area kids’ teams to come. (4) Jay has offered the PCHS gym and auditorium in case of rain! (5) FFA will be asked to direct traffic and parking in exchange for their concession rights; (6) Club will confirm insurance via Rotary. (7) Club members are soliciting municipal, corporate and individual sponsors… & we’re on our way!

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NOTE FOR JULY 17, 2014: WE WILL MEET AT ALLEMAN FIELD, NORTH SCHOOL STREET EXTENDED, GRANVILLE, IL -- JOIN US FOR PIZZA, WHIFFLE BALL, AND PLANNING FOR OUR NEXT ALLEMAN FIELD EVENT --- FIELD OF DREAMS NIGHT AUGUST 8, 2014!

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July 10, 2014

…AND WELCOME ‘HOME’ TO RAY’S! PRESIDENT JUSTINA CHLUM presides over her first BOARD MEETING and CLUB ASSEMBLY tonight! Welcome, Rotarians & Guests!!

LIGHT UP ROTARY!

CONGRATS TO THE NEW BOARD & OFFICERS now officially on the job…..BRIGHTENING the year ahead!

STARTING THE YEAR OFF WITH A BAN-QUET!

Our Annual Banquet last week at CLOVER CLUB was filled with fellowship – and thanks to those who made our past Rotary year so successful! Brenda was presented with a Rotary plaque – clock commemorating her year as Pres, along with a Club Scrapbook detailing the year’s programs, projects, news coverage and event photos. AND… PERFECT ATTENDANCE PINS designating the cumulative number of years’ of 100% attendance (counting makeups & project participation) were presented to BETTY JOHNSON & BRANDY SANDBERG (1 year!); LISA JOHNSON & BOB COFOID (3 years!); BRENDA BICKERMAN, RON McNEILL & SANDRA WOEST (4 years!); LONNA NAUMAN (7 years!); JIM MACK, ADRIANE SHORE & LORRAINE TERANDO (8 years!); DARRELL ALLEMAN (9 years!); TOM SIMMONS (28 years!); SCOTT SHORE (29 years!); & REED WILSON (33 years!!!) Honorable Mention was awarded to Debbie Buffington (100% since joining on 10-10-13); Karen Karczewski (100% since joining 2-13-14); Justina Chlum (close even between wedding & honeymoon events!); Darlene Cofoid & Jay McCracken (always there when needed!) Congrats & thanks to all for your active participation!!

SERVICE ABOVE SELF HONORS

We honored LAURIE SMITH at our Annual Banquet for her civic leadership and commitment to the Village of Magnolia! Laurie has served as a Village Trustee for 16 years, Village President for 6 years (plus!) with a leadership role in Magnolia’s annual celebrations and events, Magnolia Baseball, Local Legion and Fire Department events, and since 2012, as owner of Magnolia’s LJ’s Restaurant! She was joined by husband Clarence “Butch” Smith, Shane (& Liz), Elizabeth and one of her 11 grandchildren as she was presented with a plaque, a $100 check which she directed to Magnolia Baseball, and congratulations of all who were present!

& STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF honors were accorded to AMELIA LINDSTROM, PCHS Interact President this past year, and consummate volunteer!

Amelia was also active in school theatre & the spring musical, Scholastic Bowl, Cross Country, WYSE, FFA & more … all while earning top grades to graduate Co-Valedictorian, on track for Notre Dame in the fall! Amelia received a framed certificate, desk memento, and our donation of $100 which was given to PCHS Interact in her honor! Congratulations, Amelia!

BATTER UP!

NEXT THURS: July 17 -- 6 pm at Alleman Field ! SAT JULY 19 – 1 pm PCHS Interact Leadership Meeting@Shores’! THURS JULY 24 – REED’S PROGRAM AT RAY’S PLACE ! THURS JULY 31 – 6 PM INTERACT POTLUCK PICNIC! FRIDAY AUGUST 1 – Rotary Info-table at Granville Cruise-In! SAT. AUG. 2 –PCHS INTERACT at Mark Homecoming 12-6 pm! THURS AUG 7 – Bd meeting 5:30/CLUB ASSEMBLY 6:30 pm! FRI AUG 8 – “FIELD OF DREAMS” NIGHT Alleman Field 6pm THURS AUG 14 –BRENDA HOSTS LILLY SANDBERG!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY INSTALLATION NITE!

June 26, 2014

…AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB!

PRESIDENT BRENDA BICKERMAN presides over the first scene of tonight’s ROTARY BANQUET, handing off the gavel to PRESIDENT JUSTINA CHLUM who will preside upon installation of the NEW BOARD! Welcome, Rotarians & Guests!!

LIGHT UP ROTARY!

The Rotary Theme selected for 2014-15 by RI Pres-elect Gary C.K. Huang is inspired by the teachings of Confucius who said: "It is better to light a single candle, than to sit and curse the darkness." Pres. Gary says the “Rotary way” is to each light a candle – all 1.2 million of us ---- “Together,” he says, “we light up the world!"

CONGRATS & THANKS…

TO THE 2013-2014 PC ROTARY OFFICERS & BOARD! We truly “engaged Rotary” this past year, changing lives one project at a time! The successes of this past year are due to the great leadership of Pres. Brenda, VP Justina, Treas. Brandy, and additional Board Members Bobby, Jordan, Lonna, Lori, Adriane and Sandy! Thank you all!!!

& BEST WISHES FOR 2014-2015 ….

TO THE NEW BOARD & OFFICERS: Pres. Justina, VP Ron, Treas. Brandy, Sec’y Scott, and additional Board Members Brenda, Debbie, Randy, Bob, & Adriane...BRIGHTENING the year ahead!

SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARDS!

CONGRATULATIONS, LAURIE SMITH! We honor Laurie tonight for her civic leadership and commitment to the Village of Magnolia! Laurie has served as a Village Trustee for 16 years, Village President for 6 years (plus!) with a leadership role in Magnolia’s annual celebrations and events, Magnolia Baseball, Local Legion and Fire Department events, and since 2012, as owner of Magnolia’s LJ’s Restaurant! Laurie has had a hand -- and sometimes a shovel -- in virtually every project improving the Village, from water towers, sidewalks and the new storm warning system to park & playground equipment improvements & new village hall, all the while helping her neighbors through difficult times and raising an active family too! Laurie is the daughter of Don & Betty Griffin of Mt. Palatine, one of 12! She married Clarence “Butch” Smith in 1974 and they have seven children, Shane (& Liz), Joseph, Elizabeth (& DJ) Glynn, Kathy Jo (& Aaron) Stunkel, Ryan, Damien, and Scott – and 11 grandchildren! Congrats, Laurie – & thanks for all you do!

…& CONGRATS TO AMELIA LINDSTROM! OUR STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF recipient served as PCHS Interact President this past year, keeping busy with great projects including Blood Drives (theirs & ours!), the Halloween Party & Parade, a Giving Tree winter-wear drive for PADS, support of the Food Pantry and ShelterBox, help with our Poinsettias Project, promotion of Youth Exchange, and sponsorship of two RYLA attendees! Amelia was also active in school extra’s including theatre & the spring musical, Scholastic Bowl, Cross Country, WYSE, FFA & more … AND earning top grades to graduate Co-Valedictorian! Amelia is proof-positive that students can, and do, make a huge difference, through SERVICE ABOVE SELF! Amelia will be attending Notre Dame in the fall – BEST WISHES & GOOD LUCK, AMELIA!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

June 5, 2014

…AND WELCOME TO RAY’S! PRES. BRENDA presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY with summer – and summer projects – on the agenda! WELCOME, ALL!

ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

SCOTT SHORE hosted our May 8 Program, featuring three of the four students sponsored by PC Rotary and PCHS Interact to attend RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – a weekend leadership camp experience in Oregon, Illinois. Olivia Lindstrom (& Mom Lisa & brother Owen), Rachel Maggio (& Mom Jeanne) and Noah Quińones told us about their experiences, including the inspiring speakers, new friends and exchange students they connected with while having a great time, too! The students were presented with certificates recognizing their participation in RYLA!

TROYANS PRESENT PROGRAM

TOM SIMMONS (remotely) hosted our May 15 Program, featuring KEN & LINDA TROYAN who have returned to Ken’s McNabb-area roots with a new business venture that is really “cleaning up!” Ken says the OxyGreen Carpet Cleaning franchise he purchased will freshen the place up, using designer chemicals and a low-moisture method – with no hoses jamming doors meant to keep pets IN! The service also includes mattresses and furniture. The Troyans were thanked for their program AND for volunteered at the AFTERGLOW! Thanks for hosting, TOM !

RESERVE TONIGHT FOR ANNUAL MEETING JUNE 26TH !

AFTER-GLOWING REPORT !

THANKS TO ALL… and particularly to CHAIR BRANDY SANDBERG for the ton of both happy effort AND hard work that went into the success of this year’s AFTERGLOW on May 10th! About 120 registered, 130 attended, and ALL had a great time! The prizes were a hit, food worked out (and tasted) great, and most of all, every student made it home safe & happy! Brandy reports that net proceeds over costs will be approx. $600 to be held for next year!

SPECIAL NOTES….

BEST WISHES to Lori & Fred Nimke, on the move to Bloomington-Normal hoping to be active in Church and Rotary!

BEST WISHES to Jordan Ellena & Hannah, who have moved to Missouri -- and their new & married future ahead!

BEST WISHES to our host, Pauline Marchiori – doing GREAT after a health scare this past weekend – Welcome back, Pauline!!

CONDOLENCES to the family of Hans Sandberg, age 87, who passed away May 5. He was a Charter Member of Granville Rotary.

BOARD BIZ….

The Board met on June 2, addressing the following: Treasurer’s Report was received and approved & we’re in the black! Foundation funds discussed…. Happy Bucks for Polio Plus will be sent in quarterly; Money in the till for Rotary Foundation will be offered quarterly as “match money” for those wishing to contribute. Rotary District Awards will be presented June 19 at Deer Grove (near Rock Falls). So far we have 10 attending. Any others? See Scott! APPROVED a Ľ page thank-you ad acknowledging Afterglow donations. APPROVED support of MP Fair Sr. Day & Family Day, & a 4-H Fair trophy. APPROVED supervision of a PCHS Interact Project supervising six inflatable attractions at Mark Days, on Aug 2.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MAY 8, 2014

…AND WELCOME TO RAY’S! PRES. BRENDA presides and SCOTT SHORE hosts our Program, featuring the four students sponsored by PC Rotary and PCHS Interact to attend RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – a weekend leadership camp experience in the wilds of Blackhawk State Park along the mighty Rock River! WELCOME, OLIVIA LINDSTROM, RACHEL MAGGIO, NOE FLORES & NOAH QUIŃONES !

LAST WEEK’S SEEDS OF THOUGHT….

LORRAINE TERANDO hosted a specially scheduled program featuring Master Gardener BARB DAHLBACH of Toluca, who told us more than we might have guessed about the level of education and dedication, including community service, earning the title of “Master Gardener!” Barb has taken on an amazing project, hatched last spring to teach low-income families how to grow and prepare fresh vegetables combining sustainable gardening with healthy food preparation! The U of I Extension project hopes to “grow” from 25 families last year to 500+ Marshall-Putnam participants, through seed & supplies distribution at local food pantries. Rotarians can help identify those who may benefit from the program, and we can help by donating gardening tools ------- and those with a garden can set aside a row for our local Food Pantry!

COUNTDOWN TO AFTERGLOW!

READY… SET… AND ALL SYSTEMS “GLOW” for Afterglow this Saturday! Volunteers needed Friday at 5pm for table setup, Saturday 9 am for decoration, and 10 pm for the event (white shirt, black pants), and food if you’re on the “to bring” list! See you there!

CONGRATS, JUSTINA & KEVIN! Our Pres-Elect (now Justina Chlum!) tied the knot last Saturday, May 3 at St. Pat’s Catholic Church in Hennepin! The newlyweds are undoubtedly looking for a Rotary make-up meeting… in Jamaica!

ROTARY IN ACTION

At our CLUB ASSEMBLY last week, the Board action taken the prior Monday was approved incl. expenses & scholarship awards; & we approved the Afterglow T-shirt bill for Afterglow ($1221.12).

“TEAM ROTARY” took home the silver, leaving Gateway Trivia Night in Henry with a SECOND PLACE FINISH (out of ten!) this past Saturday! Congratulations, Brenda, Chauntelle, Sandra, Lonna, Jesse, Tom, and Andy Swartz of Princeton – that’s AWESOME!

PCHS AWARDS presented by Scott & Brenda on Tuesday included: $500 Knute Hammel Memorial award to Kate Kazmierczak; $300 Bill Klein Memorial Award (voucher) to Taylor Pettit; $200 Co-Op Student of the Year Award (voucher) to Jessie Brucki recognizing her student employment at Olive Garden; and our Student Service Above Self award to Amelia Lindstrom with $100 to Interact in recognition of her achievement!

PCHS INTERACT ELECTION returns are in! CONGRATS to Pres-Elect OLIVIA LINDSTROM, VP-Elect NOAH QUIŃONES, Secretary (continuing) RACHEL MAGGIO, Treas-Elect RYAN FRIEL, & Reporter-elect MADDI LOISELLE! Summer planning includes Leadership Meeting of the new Bd. on Sat., July 19 (1pm at Shores’) & Rotary-Interact Picnic Thurs., July 31 at Granville Park!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MAY 1, 2014

…AND WELCOME TO RAY’S! PRES. BRENDA presides and LORRAINE TERANDO hosts a specially scheduled program that’s PERFECT for “May Day” ---Master Gardener BARB DAHLBERG will tell us about an amazing project, Launched last spring to teach low-income families how to grow and prepare fresh vegetables combining sustainable gardening with healthy food preparation! The U of I Extension project hopes to “grow” from 25 families last year to 500+ Marshall-Putnam participants, through seed distribution at local food pantries. WELCOME TO PC ROTARY CLUB, BARB!

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM

ADRIANE SHORE hosted Carol Miller who also brought with her JoAnne Lee, to tell us about plans for this year’s second annual COLORS FOR ARIE 5K Run/Walk, set for Saturday, May 24. Carol shared the story of how their plan for a 5K gained a cause, a theme, and amazing momentum when the first year’s event surpassed the original goal more than EIGHT TIMES OVER! The event serves as a memorial to Carol’s daughter, Arie Boggio, bringing awareness to the reality of suicide and the need to recognize signs of depression that CAN be prevented! The “COLORS” theme, she says, is the perfect way to remember Arie’s bright and colorful personality and to keep the mood happy and full of life. This year’s profits will benefit CPASA, Community Partners Against Substance Abuse. Registration is $25 in advance or $30 at the “gate” (in front of the Courthouse) -- price includes a shirt and a color powder cup for the opening “blast.” Small kids need not register and are welcome to share in the fun --and to lift the mood! THANKS FOR HOSTING, ADRIANE!

BOARD TALK….

DISTRICT ASSEMBLY & GRANT TRAINING REPORT: Brenda, Ron, Scott & Adriane attended last Sat., coming back with LOTS of great Rotary info to share! We are told that we met our grants training requirements last year, still good for the next 2 years!

BILLS APPROVED incl. $1013.33 reimb for Afterglow electronics prizes, $154.47 misc., and $31.95 to PC Foods for Blood Drive.

DONATIONS APPROVED: $75 advance for PCJH Interact Charter plaque, of which half may be reimbursed by PCHJ Interact once their treasury is able. APPROVED scholarship expenditures: $500 Knute Hammel Memorial award; $300 Bill Klein Memorial Award; $200 Co-Op Student of the Year Award; $100 to Interact in recognition of our Student Service Above Self award; Selection was made with input from the HS Guidance Counselor, Principal, Review Committee member Jane Lenkaitis, and Pres. Brenda. APPROVED: $100 donation to charity of choice of our intended Community Service Above Self recipient. APPROVED: $100 to Operation Promise; APPROVED: $100 to COLORS FOR ARIE: APPROVED: Club to take over the task of printing member pins in the future, and will catch up with any that are missing – Thanks Cofoids, for getting us started!!!

FIELD OF DREAMS: Darrell Alleman approached the Board with intent to sponsor a post-season Little League event at Alleman Field, with a $750 rented screen to show the movie – and possible Rotary help with costs and concessions. Darrell also promises us a ROTARY DAY at Alleman Field for his program on July 10th!

“TEAM ROTARY” is heading for Gateway Trivia Night in Henry this Saturday! Good luck, Brenda, Chauntelle, Sandra, Lonna and son Jessie, Tom, and Andy Swartz of Princeton!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

APRIL 24, 2014

…AND WELCOME HOME -- TO RAY’S! PRES. BRENDA presides and ADRIANE SHORE hosts our Program, to be presented by Carol Boggio Miller. Carol literally “brings home” the importance of teen suicide prevention, memorializing the loss of Carol’s daughter Arie to suicide in 2010 with plans for this year’s second annual COLORS FOR ARIE Walk/Run in Hennepin on Saturday, May 24. More details tonight! WELCOME TO ROTARY, CAROL!

CATCHING UP….

AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT MARCH 27: 166 reserved, 150 attended, and ALL enjoyed State Climatologist Dr. Jim Angel’s explanation of weather trends & impact on this year’s growing season. He says the unusually cold weather, lingering through April, won’t have much effect, as Illinois’ annual weather variations tend to even out! On the treasurer’s end: $12 overhead, $15 ticket cost, $100 speaker honorarium donation to PC Library, net profit of $443. Nice work, Ag Nite Committee -- a great community event and great ag/vocational service project, all rolled into one!

FOOTLOOSE Review – April 3: 18 Rotarians & family members attended to support the PCHS Theatre Prograom and to enjoy the Spring Musical & a cast that included a number of Interact members!

BRAD POPURELLA’S PROGRAM on April 10 at McNabb –Brad wears a lot of hats, one of which says “McNabb Fire Chief!” Brad, Zack, and firefighter Roland Nass demonstrated some of the advances in equipment, technology, cooperative aid (and expense) that goes into modern-day firefighting! Thanks for all you do, Brad!

GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE REPORT: 38 usable units were collected, surpassing our goal of 30 and Red Cross’ prediction of just 22! We had 40 donors including 13 (of 23) who had made appoint-ments, 27 walk-ins, 4 first-time donors, 2 who gave “double reds,” 3 Rotarians (plus two spouses and a fiancé!), & 8 student donors! Thanks to Randy for the road signs, and to all donors and volunteers who gave of time & blood to make the Drive a life-saving success!!

“TEAM ROTARY” is on the road to victory – heading for Gateway Trivia Night in Henry – Saturday May 3 -- $15 pre-pay or $20 at the door, includes chicken & spaghetti supper, doors open for supper at 5:30 pm, trivia begins at 6:30 pm. Those on the PC Rotary Team so far include Brenda Bickerman, Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer, Sandra Woest, Lonna Nauman, possibly one more Nauman, possibly Tom Simmons, and a “walk-on,” Andy Swartz, trivia enthusiast, from BP Health Dept! Please pay Adriane and she will pre-purchase the entry fees. …..AND GOOD LUCK ON MAY 3!!!

AFTERGLOW PROGRESS! Donations are pouring in, prizes are purchased and on display at PCHS, signs are up, invitations are out, shirts are in, committees are activated, and we’re ready to roll the dice! More tonight about what’s still needed -- and when!

ON THE HORIZON…. APRIL: Monday April 28: 7 am Board meeting! May 1: Club Assembly & Lorraine will host Master Gardeners presentation! May 8: Scott hosts our four RYLA “returnees!” May 15: Jordan hosts! May 22: Mike hosts! May 29: No Meeting (PCJH Graduation); MAY: Monday June 2: 7 am Board Meeting! June 5: Club Assembly! June 12: Tom Simmons hosts! June 19: Sam Wachowiak hosts (Also the night of District Awards Dinner at Deer Valley); June 26: Annual Banquet, Service Above Self Awards & New Board installed!

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APRIL 10, 2014 - MEETING AT JIM GOLDASICH COMMUNITY BUILDING - McNABB!

We’re on the move this Thursday April 10 --- we’ll meet at McNabb Fire Hall – Jim Goldasich Community Center – at 6:30 pm – Desserts and coffee only – compliments of Brenda, Brandy and Adriane !!

Brad Popurella has the program. Also, we’ll make final plans for Blood Drive and we’ll catch up on plans for Afterglow – those not on a committee yet, can jump on!

Please come if you can!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY AGRI-BUSINESS NITE !

March 27, 2014

Welcome to PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY’s AGRI- BUSINESS NITE 2014! Rotary President BRENDA BICKERMAN and our Ag Nite Committee welcome all Farmers, Bankers, Guests, & FFA members as we join in celebration of National Agriculture Week! Thank you all for coming & for your support!! Welcome, all, to PC Rotary!

OUR SPEAKER TONIGHT…..

Our speaker tonight is JIM ANGEL, Illinois State Climatologist, and our topic is what we’re ALL talking about lately –the weather! Dr. Angel will speak about recent temperature and precipitation trends, the effect of weather on our last growing season, current trends, and facts and forecasts for the future! Dr. Angel has been the Illinois State Climatologist since 1997 and began work at the Illinois State Water Survey in 1984. He has a broad interest in all things related to weather and climate, including droughts, floods, weather from heat waves to winter storms, and ultimately, long-term climate changes on the horizon. Our guest earned his Bachelor’s & Master’s in Atmospheric Science at Columbia, MO & his Ph.D. in Climatology, at U of I !!

WELCOME TO PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY !

WHAT’S ROTARY ?
It’s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....celebrating 108 years of service & fellowship.. ...Meeting weekly over dinner to share information and to discover new ways to meet community needs & concerns... ...Sharing fellowship, friendship and professional liaisons... ...Serving vocational goals of excellence and integrity... ...Offering unique opportunities to participate in global projects! ROTARY......An Opportunity To Serve, To Share, To Participate!

WHO, WHERE, & HOW MUCH?
Rotary serves-- & includes members from all of Putnam County! ...With no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties... ....No $$ commitments beyond meals, dues, & help with fundraisers! ...Membership is by recommendation of any present member. Rotary offers the privilege of participation with 1,214,714 fellow members in Rotary’s 34,216 Clubs in 168 countries, world-wide! ...Attendance is a benefit, and no longer a 100% requirement!

WHY ?
To enjoy the opportunity to meet others within our community who we may not otherwise see or get to know, in our own busy lives; To put our professional & vocational talents to use, serving others... To “give back” to our local communities and to our world community!

THURSDAYS -6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM-AT RAY’S PLACE IN HENNEPIN! YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY! For more info email putnamcountyrotary@gmail.com or visit www.rotary6420.org/granville

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

March 20, 2014

…AND WELCOME TO RAY’S! PRES. BRENDA presides over tonight’s meeting and RON McNEILL will present our Program tonight for Mike Olson, to fill us in on an AMAZING Rotary opportunity for future world leaders within our District: ROTARY PEACE SCHOLARS are selected annually to attend one of six University graduate school programs – all expenses paid!

CATCHING UP….

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY two weeks ago included discussion of several projects on the drawing board incl. Ag Night, Good Friday Blood Drive, Afterglow, & more! Club approved $100 donation to a charitable project or cause of tour Ag Nite speaker’s choice as an honorarium, and he has since designated the Putnam County Library!

Last week’s meeting was dedicated to AFTERGLOW prep… Donations are comin’ in! Committee heads include: Brenda (volunteers); Lonna & Lorraine (food); Chauntelle & Debbie (decorations); Jordan & Rosanne (games); Mike & Brandy (building/facilities); Scott (invitations & publicity); Scott & Adriane (electronics prizes); Brandy (gifts and gift certificates). All members can jump on board for one or more committees!

“TEAM ROTARY” reports that Trivia Night March 15 was fun but not so successful at the Hennepin Methodist Church Trivia Night. Thanks to Josh and Shelly Nauman and Lily Sandberg for joining as guest teammates with Chauntelle, Debbie and Teresa. Lisa won a pie at the pie auction, Brandy won a bag chair, and Teresa nabbed a baby sweater at the silent auction. Congrats on a job well done!

ROTARY -- IN GEAR!

AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT THURS. MARCH 27 at Jim Goldasich Social Hall in McNabb! 6 pm Social, 6:30 dinner, $15each. Climatologist Dr. Jim Angel is our scheduled speaker!
MARCH 31: BOARD MEETING!
April 3: SHOW TIME! Instead of meeting at Ray’s we’re heading for PCHS’s spring musical, FOOTLOOSE featuring several of our Interact stars including VP Loralee Wilson and Treas. Nathan Ward in the starring roles! 7:30 pm; $8 adults, $6 students, pay at door- “will call” tickets are being held for Rotary!
April 10: Brad Popurella hosts!
 Friday, April 10: PCHS Interact Bowling & Pizza Party (– we might be asked to help transport students to Peru!)
April 17: No Meeting (Holy Thursday)
Good Friday Blood Drive April 18@PCHS --- help wanted!
 April 24: Adriane Shore will host!
Rotary District Assembly Sat. April 26 – save that date too!

VISIT ROTARY AT 4-H INT’L DAY!

Saturday, March 22, 2-5 pm at the Peter Miller Community Tech Center -- 4-H International Day at IVCC will feature displays of 20 countries, live performances, guest speakers, children’s activities and samples of international foods and desserts. The event is sponsored by U of I Extension, IVCC, The IV Hispanic Partnership, Rotary, and Lincoln College. 4-H teams from La Salle, Bureau, Putnam and Marshall Counties will host displays on Germany, Mexico, Croatia, Thailand, Korea, Turkey, Italy, China, Philippines, Cameroon, Poland, Egypt, South Africa, India, El Salvador, Switzerland, Japan, Peru, Canada ….and even U.S.A.! Visit the world…FREE!!!
……….… and get your “passport” stamped for prizes, too!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

March 6, 2014

…AND WELCOME TO RAY’S! PRES. BRENDA presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with plenty of projects on the drawing board incl. Ag Night, Good Friday Blood Drive, Afterglow, & more!

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM

ANDY JACKSON was able to make it after all, with guests GREGG CARR & GLORIA DUN of Putnam County Emergency Services! Our guests explained the several levels of emergency care offered by PC EMS, the importance of volunteer first responders, and the use of new technology to diagnose and communicate remotely with physicians – but with technology comes cost, and PC EMS is in the process of replacing some not-so-state-of-the-art equipment very soon! AND DID YOU KNOW…. If requiring an ambulance transfer, you can designate PC EMS – and it helps EVERYONE financially – EMS gets the insurance money generated, and may write off the rest! Thanks for a great program, ANDY !!

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME…

Rotary District Gov-Elect Shannon Scheffel wants to know how many might be interested in participating in a three-District Polio Project day at US Cellular with Districts 6440 and 6450. Rotary Day at the Park" would be Tuesday night, August 5th with the Chicago White Sox, $22 each in center field. “Rotary will be highlighted, we can parade the field, and $10 from each ticket is for END POLIO NOW.” Parking passes $20 (?). Our District would have to commit to 100 tickets to be “in the game.” Are we interested???

AFTERGLOW HEATS UP!

Danielle Stoddard has stepped down from the Afterglow “chair” but OUR NEW HERO is Brandy Sandberg who has agreed to chair, provided that Club members take on a share of the responsibility. Committee Members met with Danielle on Sunday at Shores’ – and prepared fundraising letters for mailing. Thanks to all who could be present! Please plan to pitch in to help, and SAVE THE DATE: Saturday May 10th!!

WHAT’S COMING….

LORI NIMKE’S program for March 13 will be rescheduled; We will instead meet to pre-plan for Afterglow!!! TRIVIA NIGHT! Saturday March 15 - Hennepin Methodist Church Youth fundraiser to help with a Rock Island mission trip! “Team Rotary” includes Brenda, Chauntelle, Sandy, Teresa, Betty, Lonna, Debbie, Brandy -- & on-call alternates needed just in case! MIKE OLSON hosts our Program on March 20th! AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT THURS. MARCH 27! 6pm Social, 6:30 pm dinner ($15 each – invite guests or sponsor an FFA member!) Climatologist Dr. Jim Angel to spell-bind us all! MARCH 31: BOARD MEETING! April 3: SHOW TIME! Instead of meeting at Ray’s we’re heading for PCHS’s spring musical, FOOTLOOSE featuring several of our Interact stars! Time and price info coming….. April 10: Brad Popurella hosts! April 17: No Meeting (Holy Thursday) Good Friday Blood Drive April 18@PCHS --- help wanted! Rotary District Assembly Sat. April 26 – save that date too!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

February 27, 2014

…AND WELCOME TO RAY’S! PRES. BRENDA presides over tonight’s meeting, and tonight’s program brings us MARK HAMEISTER, GREGG CARR & GLORIA DUN of Putnam County Emergency Services! Our guests are hosted in absentia by host ANDY JACKSON whose duties sent him in another direction tonight, but with thanks to our speakers who will explain the local impact of new rules and laws! WELCOME ALL!

LAST WEEK’S EPISODE… of “ROSANNE!”

ROSANNE MAIER’s program featuring PC Third Grade Teachers’ dictionary report will have to wait, but Rosanne shared with us a bit of her family story -- one of 11 siblings whose parents’ dinner table was always full, and always open to neighbors as well! The family moved from LaSalle to Cedar Point when Dad bought a tavern there. Given the choice of cooking or waitressing, she readily chose to wait tables – but now LOVES to cook -- especially, she says, in large quantities, so restaurant work is a perfect fit! She’s “Mom” to six, & “Grandma” to 13, with #14 coming soon! THANKS, ROSANNE!

TWO WEEKS AGO….

MATT HOSTETTER provided our February 13 Program, with some “basics of investing!” ….Now we just need something to invest!! On the “business end” of business, we voted to add $50 to the bucket to help cover 4-H International Day passports (Ottawa Noon donated $200); reviewed Pres. Citation possibilities for our Interact Clubs, opened the door for volunteers for RYLA May 2-3-4 in Oregon, IL, approved the flyer that is now flying about to promote AG NIGHT!

NEWS FIT TO PRINT !

LaSalle Rotary Park Fundraiser --wine tasting event --tomorrow Feb 28 at Oak Ridge 6-8:30 pm -- $25 at the door!

BOARD MEETING: This MONDAY March 3 – 7 am!!!
PADS: Serving dinner to homeless neighbors this TUESDAY MARCH 4th -- The committee’s lining up food & transport !!
CLUB ASSEMBLY Next Thursday, March 6th!
LORI NIMKE hosts our Program on March 13!
TRIVIA NIGHT! Saturday March 15 - Hennepin Methodist Church Youth fundraiser to help with a Rock Island mission trip! 8 members / team, $10 each, “Team Rotary” (so far) includes: Chauntelle, Sandy, Teresa, Betty, Lonna, Debbie, Brandy -- & room for one more …plus on-call alternates just in case!
MIKE OLSON hosts our Program on March 20th!
AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT THURS. MARCH 27! 6pm Social, 6:30 pm dinner ($15 each – invite guests or sponsor an FFA member!) Climatologist Dr. Jim Angel to spell-bind us all!
MARCH 31: BOARD MEETING!
April 3: CLUB ASSEMBLY!
April 10: Brad Popurella hosts!
April 17: No Meeting (Holy Thursday)
Good Friday Blood Drive --- April 18@PCHS --- help wanted!
Rotary District Assembly April 26 – save the date to attend!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROTARY!
It seems like only days ago that little Rotary was born…. on February 23, 1905 … a day with similar weather to ours today in downtown Chicago, where four business people were looking for the opportunity to meet, rotating from place to place to eat, and sharing ideas that would help promote business & serve the community. And one said, “Let’s call it ROTARY!”

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

February 6, 2014

…AND WELCOME TO RAY’S! PRES. BRENDA presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with several upcoming projects on the agenda & INSTALLATION of 2 new members! WELCOME ALL!

LAST WEEK’S “COMMUNITY AFFAIR”

LONNA NAUMAN hosted PC Community Center Director Autumn Keegan as our Program Speaker last Thursday, to tell us a little about the services and programs available “right here at home!” in PC ! Programming includes meals Monday through Friday, Movie Nights, Welcome Baskets and more… plus Information and assistance, the “Lending Closet,” and BPART travel assistance to get you where you need to be – and nearly free! Thanks, Lonna, for hosting!!

WE DID LUNCH!

Our first try at a Rotary lunch worked out well, thanks to those participating! Nine Rotarians and guests gathered at Coal Miner’s on Jan 24. On the agenda: What’ll we think of next??

CONGRATS TO RON!

The new board (starting July 1, 2014) met and selected a VP for the coming year, movin’ on up to President the year after!! CONGRATULATIONS, RON McNEILL!!! Ron will serve with fellow board members: Justina, Brenda, Debbie, Randy, Bob, Brandy and Adriane. Congrats and best wishes to you all!!

CLUB CONDOLENCES to Brenda, Bill and family on the passing of Brenda’s mom on January 16. Our thoughts are with you both.

WELCOME, KAREN & TERESA!

We have TWO – count’em TWO installations tonight, welcoming into membership: TERESA CLAUSEN, of Hennepin, proposed by Sandra Woest under the classification of Paralegal. Teresa is married to Jon Clausen. Teresa wears LOTS of hats, including her “day job” as legal assistant to Attorney (and former Granville Rotarian!) Christina Judd Mennie! KAREN KARCZEWSKI, of Granville, joins us under the classification of Health Services Coordinator reflecting her work as Clinical Coordinator for Valley Regional Health Services Cancer Center in Peru! Karen is proposed for membership by Adriane Shore, and comes to the Club as “one of the family” – Karen’s dad, Ed Zellers, was a charter member of our Club in 1967! Club Chaplain Ron McNeill will have “installation honors” tonight. WELCOME TO PC ROTARY, KAREN & TERESA!

ROTARY IN HIGH GEAR….

The Board met Monday, addressing the following items: (1) Member proposals approved! (2) Brandy Sandberg confirmed as Club Treasurer -- & gave Treas. Report, too! (3) Feb 15 Mid-Year District Meeting at Kishwaukee College – we need to confirm who can be there; (4) CPASA donation request: $50 approved for Teen Showcase -- about 700 kids gathering to say no to drugs, bullying, & date violence --- and YES to success! (5) PADS dinner was postponed from this week due to weather – will reschedule. (6) AG NIGHT is lined up for March 27 with Climatologist JIM ANGEL coming from U of I to speak! $15 per ticket – if not bringing guests, you can sponsor one or two of 12 FFA students expected to attend!! (7) Approved half the cost of an up-dateable charter plaque for PCJH Interact Club est. $37.50.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 16, 2014

WELCOME TO GUEST NIGHT! PRESIDENT BRENDA presides over tonight’s meeting with plenty of fellowship and a few committee reports on the agenda. WELCOME TO PC ROTARY!

LAST WEEK’S 3-D ADVENTURE

PCHS Tech Specialist Chris Newsome was hosted by JAY McCRACKEN last week, bringing us up-to-date and beyond, in District technology –Smartboards, computer upgrades, linked copiers, new Wi-Fi connectivity, new desktops and laptops, new high-tech inter-networked calculators, and 3-D teaching tools that literally put the student IN the know! Thanks, Jay… for the program & for leadership putting PC students on technology’s cutting edge!

NEWS YOU CAN USE!

CONGRATS TO THE NEW BOARD (to take office July 1st): Debbie, Randy, Bob, Ron, Brandy and Adriane. These six and Justina and Brenda are to meet this Thursday to select one of the new board members as our next VP – Pres-Elect!

Dues are due -- $55 plus $2 for any meetings missed & not made up at a project, committee, other meetings, or on line.

Gateway Trivia Night -Princeton Elks 5:30 PM this Sat. Brenda, Chauntelle and Rico are on board so far. ($10/person)

Our first-ever quarterly Rotary lunch will take place at noon on Friday January 24 in the back room of Coal Miners in Mark. Come when you can, order off the menu, and enjoy lunch!

We are serving supper at PADS on Feb 4 for 15-20 people. If you want to make a main or side dish, let Brenda know.

WHAT’S ROTARY ?

It’s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....celebrating 108 years of service & fellowship.. ...Meeting weekly over dinner to share information and to discover new ways to meet community needs & concerns... ...Sharing fellowship, friendship and professional liaisons... ...Serving vocational goals of excellence and integrity... ...Offering unique opportunities to participate in global projects! ROTARY......An Opportunity To Serve, To Share, To Participate!

WHO, WHERE, & HOW MUCH?

Rotary serves-- & includes members from ALL of Putnam County! ...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties... no $$ commitments beyond meals, dues, & help with fundraisers! ...Membership is by recommendation of any present member. …Rotary offers the privilege of participation with 1,214,714 fellow Rotarians in Rotary’s 34,216 Clubs in 168 countries, world-wide! ...Attendance is a benefit, though no longer a 100% requirement... Semi-annual Dues are $55 plus $2 / meeting missed and not “made up” by participating in a committee, project, area Rotary meeting, or on-line.

WHY ?

To enjoy the opportunity to meet others within our community who we may not otherwise see or get to know, in our own busy lives; To put our professional & vocational talents to use, serving others... To “give back” to our local communities and to our world community!

THURSDAYS -6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM-AT RAY’S PLACE IN HENNEPIN!

YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY!

For more info email putnamcountyrotary@gmail.com or visit www.rotary6420.org/granville

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 2, 2014

WELCOME & HAPPY NEW YEAR! PRESIDENT BRENDA presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY – with a GREAT agenda of projects & events – AND ELECTIONS! WELCOME TO 2014!

ONCE UPON A TIME (BACK IN 2013)….

Our CHRISTMAS PARTY two weeks ago was a great combination of fun, fellowship and great food! Thanks to Sandy for setting things in motion, & to Brenda for the after-dinner treats! And it really was better to give than to receive, as we gathered an entire sleigh-full of paper goods, toiletries and more for the PC Food Pantry that evening – plus the donation of our happy bucks to purchase even more – all very gratefully received by Food Pantry staff and, we can be sure, by their clients! Thanks to all who donated to the cause!!!

TOYS IN THE PANTRY THANKS!

A BIG THANK YOU to all who helped wrap on December 18 (9 Rotarians + volunteers!), and to all six Rotarians who helped with pick-up of Pantry Christmas Baskets and TOYS on December 21! And thanks again to all who helped deliver Poinsettias (15 Rotarians+volunteers!) -- with a few hitting the trifecta!! It was truly a season of service above self, beneficial to all concerned!

WASHINGTON ROTARY HELP

PC Rotarians collective gave nearly $500 to help the Washington IL community begin the process of recovery. Our dollars and best wishes were sent to Washington Rotary Foundation. If you still want to donate, let Pres. Brenda know – and we’ll send a supplement!

From the Board Room….

The Board met on December 30, addressing the following: (1) PCJH Interact Club Charter received! Charter date is 10-29-13. Committee will check into a plaque to display the Charter, and to memorialize Charter Night Ceremonies and Charter members of the new Interact Club! (2) PCHS Interact Ski Trip to Cascade Mountain in Wisconsin 2/16: Board voted to serve as co-sponsor for the event (no cost to us) under our Rotary insurance coverage. NEEDED: two volunteer chaperones (bus costs waived & you don’t have to ski! (3) 4-H International Day at IVCC March 22 3-6 pm: Other local Rotary Clubs will join us in sponsoring a booth/table at the event. (4) On the to-dolist: Rotary District Grant ideas and check on our eligibility for next year; Ag Night update; Program list--so far, Jay hosts on 1/9, Committees/Fellowship and Guest Night (potential members are free!) on 1/16; Ron hosts on 1/23; Lonna hosts 1/30). (5) PADS dinner project: committee will check on available dates. (6) Board discussed possible quarterly breakfast “satellite” meetings. (7) ELECTIONS TONIGHT! Six lucky members will be selected tonight to serve on the PC Rotary Board of Directors 7-1-14 through 6-30-15. ….And the nominees are (alphabetically, so far:) Debbie Buffington, Dan Borio, Randy Borio, Bob Cofoid, Becka Horton, Betty Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Ron McNeill, Brandy Sandberg, Adriane Shore, Sandra Woest. Nominations remain open. Also automatically “on board” are then-to-be-President Justina Boggio, & then-to-be-PAST-president Brenda Bickerman. Our next VP / Pres-Elect will be selected from those chosen to serve on the next Board. Good Luck to all !!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 12, 2013

WELCOME! VP JUSTINA BOGGIO presides over tonight’s meeting and ROSANNE MAIER hosts our Program. WELCOME EVERYONE, TO PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY!

WELCOME, DAN BORIO!

DAN BORIO was installed last week as a member of PC Rotary, proposed by dad RANDY BORIO with the professional classification of Computer Technology—which he hopes to put to good use in his new business endeavor! Randy and Dan’s wife ECHO joined in the ceremonies last week, officiated by Sec’y Scott Shore in “Chaplain Ron’s” absence. WELCOME, DAN & ECHO!

POINSETTIA THANKS !!

THANK YOU to all who helped deliver some 665 plants to seniors last Saturday! Sincere thanks to the VanWingerden family for their donation of the plants, and to TOM SIMMONS for collating, organizing and updating the delivery lists, to JUSTINA BOGGIO for overseeing arrangements, to Pastor Terry Broady for offering the help of the Putnam Christian Church in distributing poinsettias to Senachwine Township seniors (41 requested at last count!), to PCHS Interact for the help of several members (& Faculty Advisor Tyler Ellena!), and to ANDY JACKSON, MATT HOSTETTER & LARRY PRIEST for holding the hold-over plants in their offices… A successful event bringing holiday joy to area seniors!

CLUB ASSEMBLY NOTES

CLUB ASSEMBLY notes from last week: (1) Toys In The Pantry gift-wrapping -- UCC Church -- Weds 12/18 – 4:30pm -- everyone available can help! Bring scissors & scotch tape if you can. Volunteers so far: Lorraine, Marilyn, Brenda, Sandy, Adriane, Debbie, Jim and Lisa; the more the merrier! (2) Christmas Party – here (front room) Thurs. 12/19 6pm social, 6:30 baked pork chop dinner est. $15ea. Sandy is host! In lieu of gifts, bring hard-to-get Food Pantry needs: toiletries, baby care items, toilet paper, hand soap, or coffee! (3) PC Food Pantry Christmas Basket distribution 8am 12/21: Volunteers so far: Debbie, Sandy, Darlene, & Bob- need 2 more. (4) Sandy & Jim have $10 raffle tickets for sale for PC Community Center! (5) IVCC “International” event partnering with 4-H, Rotary & others will be held 3/22/14, 3-6 pm, presenting culture & foods of some 22 countries! The Club approved Sandy’s proposal that we support a Rotary booth & help with printing of “passports” for participants to gather “stamps” of the countries’ booths they visit. (6) Donations to help victims of Washington’s Nov. 17th EF-4 tornado damage can be made payable to Washington Rotary Club Foundation. We have collected $250 so far!! (7) Rotary Foundation donors who cashed in on the Club’s match offer: Brenda, Brandy (double-match as a new Sustaining Member!), Sandy and Lonna! (8) Board Elections: 6 to be elected, of which one will be our next VP when Justina takes charge on 7/1/14 ! Nominated so far: Brandy, Dan, Randy, Bob, Lisa, Adriane, Debbie & Sandy. Nominations remain open until the vote, on 1/2/14!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 5, 2013

WELCOME! PRESIDENT BRENDA presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY – with a GREAT agenda of projects, events, AND an Installation! WELCOME EVERYONE, TO PC ROTARY!

THREE WEEEKS AGO….

And just in time for our Thanksgiving dining experience… LISA JOHNSON hosted program guest MARY VOJTA of Heartcare Midwest in Peoria… a Dietitian with ideas to help us last forever! The Secret? Eat healthier, watch (i.e. reduce) our weight, keep our cholesterol levels in check, maintain a healthy blood pressure, protect our blood sugar levels, exercise more, and if you smoke, cut it out! THANKS FOR HOSTING THE PROGRAM, LISA!

TWO WEEEKS AGO….

JIM MACK took the show on the road, to MENNIES MACHINE SHOP where (post-pizza) we were hosted by Bill Mennie, David John and Tiffany, explaining and then showing to us what they do and how they do it so well !! The Company employs about 285 employees working shifts around the clock five days per week, producing numerous auto and tractor parts, specialty hydraulics and precision components made-to-order, and most recently, tactical rifles that combine style, precision, and a combination of light-weight aluminum and stainless steel components all made and assembled in-house! …or at least NEXT to the house – where the business all began in 1969 when Hubie Mennie converted his attached garage – still accessible through the kitchen… into a state-of-the-art machine company. Thanks for hosting the tour, Jim!

WELCOME, DANIEL BORIO!

DAN BORIO will be installed tonight as a member of PC Rotary, proposed by dad, RANDY BORIO, and representing the vocation of Computer Technology! Dan attended PCHS and IVCC, gaining skills that he hopes to put to work in a new business endeavor here! He is married to ECHO, & they have four children, Andrew, Zachary, Dominick & Avery! WELCOME TO PC ROTARY, DAN & ECHO!

From the Board Room….

The Board met on December 2, addressing the following:
(1) Rotary Foundation match money is still available for those wishing to donate to support Rotary’s global service projects… New members contributing $50 also get a Club match, for total credit of $150 in the Sustaining Fund.
(2) Food Pantry Christmas Basket Pickup Day is Sat. am, 12/21, at UCC Church. Six volunteers needed.
(3) Our Rotary Christmas Party plan for 12/19: Help stock PC Food Pantry shelves with baby items & toiletries, in lieu of gifts this year!
(4) New Board Elections: Nominations are open, for election 1/2/14, for six board members from whose ranks our next VP will be chosen!
(5) Donations will be collected by our Club to help the tornado victims in Washington IL as they begin to replace and rebuild. Please make checks payable to Washington Community Rotary Foundation.

THIS SATURDAY – POINSETTIA PROJECT DELIVERIES to nearly 700 Senior Citizens! Meet at Mid-American Growers at 8:30 am, ready to load & roll! Interact members will be available to help!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 14, 2013

WELCOME! PRESIDENT BRENDA is back on the gavel tonight, and LISA JOHNSON hosts tonight’s main event! Lisa’s program guest is MARY VOJTA of Heartcare Midwest in Peoria… a Dietitian with ideas to help us last forever! WELCOME, MARY!

LAST WEEK’S MEETING

JUSTINA BOGGIO hosted last week’s CLUB ASSEMBLY which was followed by a “Rotary RoundTable” gathering of newer members to share Rotary info. Brenda and Rosanne, meanwhile, attended LaSalle Rotary’s DrawDown – putting Jim & Beth Mack’s ticket to good use, though coming back with more memories than winnings – in any event, beneficial to all others concerned!

Club Condolences….

To the family of Sharon Acuncius Goldasich, who tragically lost her life this Monday in an auto accident, losing control of her vehicle on a slippery overpass on I-39 en route home from Bloomington. Sharon was a former member of our Club, as well as having been married to past Club President Brad Acuncius who passed away in 2011, and recently re-married to our 2013 “Service Above Self” honoree Jim Goldasich, who lost his short battle with cancer two weeks ago, October 27. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Sharon, Brad and Jim at this time of great sorrow.

COMING OUR WAY….

Nov. 21 – Jim Mack has arranged for us to tour Mennie’s Machine Shop – a fascinating look at technology, robotics, & precision production – dinner on-site! 6:30 pizza dinner at Mennie’s followed by our tour! $5 per, for dinner –a great day to bring guests!

Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving Day (no meeting!)

Dec. 2 – MONDAY 7 AM BOARD MEETING

Dec. 5 – Club Assembly!

Dec. 7 – Saturday 9 am POINSETTIA DELIVERIES!

Dec. 12 – ELECTIONS for next year’s Board of Directors! We will elect 6 Board Members to share the fun with Pres-Elect Justina Boggio and then-to-be past pres Brenda Bickerman beginning July 1, 2014. Of those elected, that Board will select our next VP/Pres-Elect!

Dec. 19 – Rotary Christmas Party! Friends & Spouses welcome!!!

Ray’s Place – 6pm Social, 6:30 pm Dinner (served!)

Dec. 26 – No meeting!

Dec. 30 – BOARD MEETS – 7 am at Coal Miner’s!

FOUNDATION MATCH MONEY!

Rotary Foundation “happy bucks” have added up – and are available as “match money” for anyone wishing to donate! A $50 donation between now and December 1 will be matched “while supplies last” (to give $100 “Sustaining Member” credit), and NEW donors get another $50 match from the Club -- See Sandy to get in on the deal! Rotary Foundation is the “giving place” within Rotary International, funding all local and worldwide projects and programs, from Polio Eradication to Youth Exchange, international disaster relief, safe water projects, world literacy, academic and peace scholarships and more. Without pressure on ANYONE to donate, the opportunity is here for those wishing and able to do so!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 7, 2013

WELCOME! VP JUSTINA BOGGIO hosts tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY – and the opportunity to plan ahead for our holiday service projects!! There will also be a brief “Rotary RoundTable” gathering of newer members to share five minutes of Rotary info, at the end of our regular meeting. WELCOME, EVERYONE!!

JUST TWO WEEKS AGO…..

BETTY JOHNSON hosted our program two weeks ago, presented by PASTOR CAROL STUFFELBEAM regarding Putnam County’s “Backpack Ministry” – discretely getting a weekend’s supply of food into the backpacks of students who qualify for free lunches at school! All area churches are invited to participate in the ministry, now in its second year, making it possible to send students home with enough for four meals – up to eight if an extended weekend – at a cost of about $2.25 for a 2-day pack. The Project will continue into the summer, distributing food at each of the local parks. Pastor Carol said that 232 children receive free lunches at school this year in our school district, a drastic increase from the 116 students signed up the year before. Pastor Carol is originally from RR Glasford, mom to three and grandma to eight, with a background that included cake decorating, directing Alzheimer patient activities, leading a Girl Scout Council, and, since 2010, serving the United Methodist Church’s New Hope Parish including the Hennepin, Magnolia and McNabb churches – and she packs backpacks, too!

NO BOREDOM IN THE BOARDROOM!

The ENTIRE Board met on Monday to discuss the following: (1) Routine bills approved for payment; (2) Poinsettia Project expansion into Senachwine Twp. will be possible this year with the help of Pastor Terry Broady of the Putnam Christian Church! Seniors there will be able to call in to reserve plants for pickup at the Church. DELIVERY DATE IS DEC. 7th ! Route lists MAY be ready for review tonight! (3) PCJH Interact Charter Night Oct. 29 was a success – Sandy organized the event, Brenda emcee’d, Dist. Gov. Ruth Lee performed the installation of officers and directors, Scott explained the connection to Rotary, Service above Self and the Four Way Test, and Asst. Gov. J. Burt offered congratulations to all! Many thanks to 11 Rotarians who came and to all who donated baked and brought goodies! (4) Congrats to Jay McCracken and Jordan Ellena – both recognized as Champions by the IL Small Business Dev. Center! (5) Rotary Foundation “happy bucks” have added up – and are available as “match money” for anyone wishing to donate! A $50 donation between now and December 5 will be matched (to give $100 credit), and NEW donors get another $50 match from the Club -- See Sandy to get in on the deal! (6) Rotary Christmas Party – Thurs. Dec. 19! Sandy to host –details to follow!
(7) Mark your calendars for great programs & projects comin’ up :
Nov. 14 – Lisa Johnson’s program guest will be Mary Vojta, Heartcare Midwest Dietitian, with ideas to help us last forever!
Nov. 21 – Jim Mack has arranged for us to tour Mennie’s Machine Shop – a fascinating look at technology, robotics, & precision production – dinner on-site to be discussed tonight !
Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving Day (no meeting!)
Dec. 2 – MONDAY 7 AM BOARD MEETING
Dec. 5 – Club Assembly!
Dec. 7 – Saturday 9 am POINSETTIA DELIVERIES!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 24, 2013

WELCOME! Pres. BRENDA hosts tonight’s meeting, and BETTY JOHNSON hosts our program to be presented by PASTOR CAROL STUFFELBEAM to tell us about “backpackin’” for a cause! Our speaker is originally from RR Glasford, but has seen a lot of the US before returning to the territory. She is mom to three and grandma to eight, with a background that spanned from cake decorator to Activities Director for an Alzheimer’s unit to Field Exec for a Girl Scout Council, to her calling to the ministry, ordained as an Elder on June 7 of this year. Since 2010 she has served the United Methodist Church’s New Hope Parish including the Hennepin, Magnolia and McNabb churches. Pastor Carol holds a bachelors in Church Leadership from Iowa Wesleyan and a Masters of Divinity from Dubuque Theological Seminary. WELCOME, PASTOR CAROL!!

FEELING PARTICULARLY PURPLE TODAY?

JOIN THE CROWD! Today, throughout the world, Rotarians and supporters of Rotary’s effort TO END POLIO FOREVER are showing their “true colors” with purple pinkies, purple clothes, and purple ATTITUDE! Each time a Rotary volunteer administers a polio vaccine, that child’s pinkie is colored purple to prevent double dosage. In a past issue of the Rotarian magazine, six Ethiopian boys proudly display their purple pinkies as a sign of freedom from polio. The idea went “viral” and today’s our day to THINK PURPLE for polio eradication!! Also consider a donation to the cause – in cash, in quarters, or by offering a monthly pledge at www.rotary.org GIVE!

INTERACT HALLOWEEN SUCCESS!

With the help of many Rotarian bakers, last Sunday’s Grange Halloween Parade and Party organized and hosted by the PCHS Interact was fun for ghosts and goblins of all ages! Thanks to those who donated and helped -- The event netted a LOT of canned goods and net cash profits (to be determined), all for the benefit of the PC Food Pantry! It was truly an “interactive” experience for all!

NEW BUSINESS

We voted last week to dedicate one week’s happy bucks to Polio Eradication! We will continue to donate the first Thursday’s catch to Toys In The Pantry, and will now designate the second week to “End Polio Now,” and the remaining Thursdays of each month will be earmarked for Rotary Foundation “match” money for future donors!

WHAT’S COMING……

• NEXT TUESDAY – PCJH Interact Charter Night at Swaney – …….Please come if you are able – and bring cookies !!!!!
• NEXT THURSDAY - No meeting on Halloween Night !
• Nov. 2 – (Sat.) District Foundation Training Morning - Dixon

• Nov. 4 – MONDAY 7AM BOARD MEETING
• Nov. 7 - Club Assembly!
• Nov. 14 – Lisa Johnson’s program will help us last forever! •
Nov. 21 – Jim Mack hosts! •
Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving Day (no meeting!) •
Dec. 2 – MONDAY 7 AM BOARD MEETING •
Dec. 5 – Club Assembly •
Dec. 7 – (Sat. am) All hands on deck for Poinsettia Deliveries!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 10, 2013

WELCOME! Pres. BRENDA hosts tonight’s event, leaving time for COMMITTEE MEETINGS!

LAST WEEK’S ADVENTURES IN SERVICE

We adjourned last week to view PC Emergency Managements Service’ new digs at the old Union Hall, here in Hennepin! Our thanks to Bobby and others who hosted us there!

NOW WE’RE BAKIN’ !

Please make & donate cakes, cupcakes and cookies for the cake-walk and concession stand at Interact’s County-Wide Halloween Parade and Party – next Sunday October 20, McNabb! Rotarians can bring items to the Jim Goldasich Community Center between 1 and 2 pm that afternoon – and stay if you like! Volunteers welcome!

NEW IMPROVED PROGRAM SCHEDULE!

There’s a new calendar in town -- hope it holds its dates for a while!
• Oct. 17 - Andy Jackson hosts.
• Oct. 20 – SUN. – Interact Halloween Party 3-5 pm McNabb!
• Oct. 24 - Betty Johnson to host Pastor Carol Stufflebeam!
• Oct. 31 - No meeting on Halloween Night !
• Nov. 4 – MONDAY AM BOARD MEETING
• Nov. 7 - Club Assembly!
• Nov. 14 – Lisa Johnson’s program will help us last forever!
• Nov. 21 – Jim Mack hosts!
• Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving Day (no meeting!)

WELCOME, DEBBIE, BECKA & RANDY !

DEBBIE BUFFINGTON returns to Rotary after an 8 year hiatus! Debbie was sponsored by our Club as one of the District’s 4-person Group Study Exchange with India in January, 2000, then joined Rotary on 6-8-00 and later served as Club President in 2003-2004! She is sponsored for “re-enlistment” by Scott Shore, under her pre-retirement classification of victim-witness advocate with the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office. Debbie lives in Hennepin and has SIX “kids,” Quentin, Nathan, Amanda, Neil, Abigail and Quincy! & Thanks to Quentin and Neil for joining us last week!

BECKA HORTON, proposed for membership by ROSANNE MAIER, had the classification of “retail grocery” reflecting her work as a cashier at PC Foods! Becka and husband Erik, who works at Caterpillar and was on hand to perform the “pinning” last week, have two children, Zoey Cain, age 7 and Izabella Horton, age 3!

RANDY BORIO is welcomed as Granville Village Board representative! Randy is currently serving in his 3rd term on the Board. Randy and his wife, Laurie, recently sold their Panther Outdoor Maintenance business which they operated for the past 4 years. Prior to that, Randy had worked at American Nickeloid for over 36 years … AND he continues to serve as Financial Secretary for the United Steelworkers Local 4268! WELCOME TO ROTARY!

Thank you, Club! Your bull editor greatly appreciates the Club’s nomination as a candidate for Rotary District Governor for the Rotary year 2016-2017! The process now is for me to accept the nomination by applying. Nominations district-wide are open until November 15, and candidates are interviewed in December. Stay tuned! If accepted, I look forward to the challenge and will need and appreciate any and all help from the “home club!”

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 3, 2013

WELCOME! Pres. BRENDA hosts tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY & INSTALLATIONS, after which we are invited to tour the new digs of PC Emergency Managements Services here in Hennepin!

ROAD APPLE BINGO - QUICK SUCCESS!

Daisy picked JASON JUDD to win $1000! Ten $50 winners drawn included John Redshaw, Gina Schlosser, Nancy Carlson, Jan Dzik, AJ Popurella, Kevin Sullivan, Deb Holmes, Mary Shore, Lisa Johnson & Laurie Kotecki! Thanks to all who sold, all who bought, and all who helped !!!!

LAST WEEK IN McNABB

We were treated to our “just desserts” last week, compliments of the Board, when we met in McNabb at the newly named Jim Goldasich Community Building! BRANDY SANDBERG hosted Program Guest BART ERICKSON, manager of the McNabb Elevator – celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! Bart explained the grain business and the benefit of being a locally independent grain co-op that returns its profits back to its farm customers in the form of patronage dividends! GREAT 1ST PROGRAM, BRANDY!!

AND PRIOR TO THAT….

AUSTIN PLETSCH was our Guest two weeks ago, with stories of his month-long adventures in Italy as our SHORT TERM YOUTH EXCHANGE student, paired for the summer with Nicola Amatucci of Atripalda, Avellino Rotary Club, in Italy! He says it was a life-changing experience – and from his pictures and stories, we can see that it was! Who’s next?? Know of any interested students ages 15-19? See District Chair Scott Shore for details!

WELCOME, DEBBIE, BECKA & RANDY !

We are pleased to welcome 3 new Rotary members tonight!

DEBBIE BUFFINGTON returns to Rotary after an 8 year hiatus! Debbie was sponsored by our Club as one of the District’s 4-person Group Study Exchange with India in January, 2000, then joined Rotary on 6-8-00 and later served as Club President in 2003-2004! She is sponsored for “re-enlistment” by Scott Shore, under her pre-retirement classification of victim-witness advocate with the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office. Debbie lives in Hennepin and has FIVE “kids,” Quentin, Nathan, Amanda, Neil, Abigail and Quincy!

BECKA HORTON is proposed for membership by ROSANNE MAIER under the classification of “retail grocery” reflecting her work as a cashier at PC Foods! Becka and husband Erik, who works at Caterpillar, have two children, Zoey Cain, age 7 and Izabella Horton, age 3!

RANDY BORIO is welcomed as Granville Village Board representative! Randy is currently serving in his 3rd term on the Board. Randy and his wife, Laurie, recently sold their Panther Outdoor Maintenance business which they operated for the past 4 years as Service. Prior to that, Randy had worked at American Nickeloid for over 36 years … AND he continues to serve as Financial Secretary for the United Steelworkers Local 4268!

COMING UP….

10/10 Matt HOSTetter hosts our Program!
10/17 Andy Jackson hosts!
10/20 (SUNDAY!) Interact Halloween Parade & Party in McNabb – 3-5 pm - bring plenty of baked goods for sale & cake-walk PLEASE!
10/24 Lisa Johnson hosts our Program!
10/31 – NO MEETING so that all members can go trick-or-treating!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

September 19, 2013

WELCOME! Pres. BRENDA hosts tonight’s meeting, welcoming AUSTIN PLETSCH with stories to tell, of his month-long adventures in Italy this summer. Austin was sponsored by our Club to participate in Rotary’s SHORT TERM YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM, through which he was paired for the summer with Nicola Amatucci of Atripalda, hosted by Avellino Rotary Club in Italy! We had the pleasure of hosting Austin and Nicola on June 20, as Nicola told us of HIS experiences here… and now we get “the REST of the story!” Welcome home… and Ciao, Austin!!

WELCOME, “SAM!”

SAMANTHA WACHOWIAK was installed as a member of PC Rotary on Sept 5, proposed by her Mom, ROSANNE MAIER, with the classification of food services and grocery sales! “Sam” works at Moreno’s on Main, may be starting work soon at Hennepin Foods, and stays busy with three children, Alyvia in Pre-K, Jaclyn in 1st grade, and Jadin in 3rd grade! Welcome to PC Rotary, Sam!

WAZZUP NEXT?

9/26 Thurs @ McNABB COMMUNITY HALL (Ray’s closed for vacation!) at 6:30 pm -- desserts only, compliments of the Rotary Board! Brandy hosts the program, featuring Bart Erickson, Manager of McNabb Elevator --- celebrating the company’s 100th birthday!
9/28 Saturday ROAD APPLE BINGO at Boggio’s Orchard 1pm!
9/30 Tuesday BOARD MEETING 7 am, at Coal Miner’s
10/3 Thurs. Club Assembly
10/10 Thurs. Matt hosts our Program!

CATCHING UP ON OL’ TIMES

On August 29 DARLENE COFOID hosted BILL ELLENA with the PERFECT program for opening day of the 2014 political season -- political pins and memorabilia from local, state and national elections past! Bill says he’s a collector of MANY things -- mostly memories! – Thanks for hosting, Darlene!!!

Our Club Assembly on Sept 5 reviewed a few new items or announcements raised in discussion: (1) Rotary Readers sign-up circulated for primary and elementary schools (to add your name see Adriane); (2) PADS homeless shelter project adopted – members to bring items on PADS “wish list” to our Sept 25 “dessert meeting” and program at McNabb Fire Station social hall;

(3) Polio on rise following Somalia outbreak, requiring more $$$ response;

(4) Interact Halloween Parade and Party for children is set for Sunday, October 20 – Rotary will assist by “fronting” money for Interact to purchase supplies and will be reimbursed; Rotarians are also asked to bake for refreshments AND for the popular cake-walk activity!

(5) NO MEETING on October 31 due to conflict with the local Trick Or Treating schedule!

TOYS-IN-THE-PANTRY THANKS TO Clover Club, Hennepin Foods, CATHY OLIVERI, and ALL who helped cook & serve at our TOYS Committee’s porkchop dinner on Sept 8 – taking in $2375 including sales of nearly all 200 chops, and over $300 in cash donations! Thanks also to those selling Road Apple Bingo tickets!

IN A WORD: DICTIONARIES! The Dictionaries Project Committee met at PCES in Hennepin last Wednesday to distribute personal dictionaries to all 3rd graders, with a promo for the 4-way test and a game to introduce them to what’s INSIDE the cover!!!

Our GUEST NIGHT at PC Community Center in Standard last Thursday was well attended, well-received, and we were VERY well-fed – thanks to all who brought a great dish to pass!!! Ten guests, 20 Rotarians, spouses and children, enjoyed an evening sharing food and fellowship – and the invitation to join Rotary!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

August 29, 2013

WELCOME! President BRENDA presides over tonight’s meeting, and DARLENE COFOID hosts our program, to be presented by BILL ELLENA with the PERFECT program for opening day of the 2014 political season! Bill’s “show & tell” features political pins and paraphernalia from elections past! Speaking of the past, Bill’s OWN history includes a 35-year stint with the Putnam County Schools, including a LOT of memories as Principal of Mark and Hopkins Elementary Schools, before his retirement in 1990!! His many varied interests have brought him to present Rotary programs in the past, too, including a notable program in which he displayed and explained his uncle’s coal-mining gear and described the life and hardships of those who mined far below the landscape of Mark, Granville and Standard – and a program hosted by Jeno Bonucchi just ten years ago Oct. 9 in which Bill and cohort Don Troglio shared the benefit of their woodworking skills, creating Braille learning blocks and wooden games for the blind! WELCOME BACK, BILL !

LAST WEEK’S MEETINGS

OUR EVENING OF FELLOWSHIP & COMMITTEE MEETINGS last week started off with news & announcements: (1) Chauntelle has “Toys In The Pantry” Porkchop Dinner tickets available (details on next page)! Volunteers at the event will include Chauntelle, Fuzzy, Lori, Marilyn, Lorraine, Jim and Chef Brad! (2) Sept. 12 Membership & Guest Night Potluck at PC Community Center in Standard – we are to have our guest lists in hand by next Thursday! Brandy has the list of “who’s bringin’ what” and Brenda is collecting the list of “who’s bringing who” so see them both by next Thursday!!! Committees then met and will report on 9-5!

ROAD APPLE BINGO

If you have sold out, get more tonight! At last count there were 57 tickets left to be distributed, plus those on sale at several locations! Possible selling locations: Area Rotary Clubs; “Toys” Porkchop Dinner@Clover Club; Banks & Grocery Stores; Friends & Family!

Porkchop Dinner Sun. Sept 8!

Our TOYS IN THE PANTRY Committee is hard at work promoting next Sunday’s Porkchop Fundraising Dinner at Clover Club! Spread the word, and bring the whole family for dinner, 4-7 pm -- $9 for a one-chop dinner, $12 for 2 chops, eat in and kids get hot dogs free(!) or add $.50 for carryouts! Chauntelle has tickets!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

August 22, 2013

WELCOME! President BRENDA presides over tonight’s armada of fellowship, buffetship & committeeship! WELCOME ABOARD!

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM

MARILYN CALBOW hosted BOBBIE MORGAN, PC Librarian & Marilyn’s new BOSS since January! Bobbie found a way to weave into her personal stories the new services and holdings that can be found upon exploring PC’s seven libraries -- and the areawide network available to us – all for the price of a FREE library card!! Among the treasures just waiting to be found…. New art books, and local original art on display in Hennepin, with room for more!... a new juvenile book collection for grades 3-5 … a new display of DVD’s in Granville … new LARGE PRINT books … renovated library facilities in Putnam … on-line access to 15,000 ebook titles … and limitless opportunities to “hook” the NEXT generation on the joy of reading and learning! Bobbie’s past experiences included study of microbiology & pathogens, textile design, art “in every form,” juvenile library services, and directorship of a national storytelling organization…. all in addition to her MLS degree!

LAST WEEK’S OTHER STUFF…

Discussion last week included: (1) Distrib. ROAD APPLE BINGO tickets; (2) Blood Drive Report: 4 of 9 appointments showed, 18 units collected -- 12 adults, 4 students, 2 double-red donors, & we beat the projection of just 11 units! (3) Membership Potluck Dinner 9/12 at PC Community Center (4) Progress made in plans to charter a new JUNIOR HIGH INTERACT CLUB this fall !

MEMBERSHIP DINNER

One more ship …. But a BIG one!! We are EACH to invite at least one potential member to our Rotary pot luck dinner at PC Community Center in Standard at 6pm Thursday, Sept. 12th! Give your “ask” a shake by 9/5 to add names to our guest list!! Brandy has emailed for us to advise as to our dish-to-pass preferences – SEE (or “e-”) BRANDY to reply!!

DUES REMINDER FOUR LEFT to pay… last one in is NOT a rotten egg, but MAY be in charge of dues collection next time ‘round !!

COMING UP…

8/29 Darlene hosts our Program
9/3 TUESDAY Board Meeting – 7 AM AT COUNTRY STOP
9/5 Club Assembly & Turn in all ROAD APPLE STUBS & $$$ AND report in our GUEST LIST for Membership Event Sept. 12th!
9/8 Sunday TOYS PORKCHOP DINNER @ Clover Club 4-7pm !
9/12 Membership Potluck at PC Community Center -- 6:00 pm !
9/19 Committee Meetings and Rotary Fellowship Night
9/26 BRANDY hosts our Program !
9/28 Saturday ROAD APPLE BINGO at Boggio’s Orchard 1pm!
9/30 BOARD MEETING at Coal Miner’s
10/3 Club Assembly
10/10 Matt hosts our Program
10/17 Andy hosts our Program
10/20 Sunday Interact Halloween Party & Parade (date tentative)
10/24 Committee Meetings and Rotary Fellowship Night
10/26 Rotary DISTRICT INTERACT MTG – CGH in Sterling
10/31 Betty hosts HALLOWEEN NIGHT!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

August 15, 2013

WELCOME! President BRENDA presides and MARILYN CALBOW has the honor of hosting our Program Presenter, BOBBIE MORGAN, PC Librarian (and Marilyn’s new BOSS since January!) to tell us what’s new on the shelves – both literally AND virtually speaking! Bobbie’s experience is as varied as a library’s catalog, including microbiology & pathogens, textile design, art “in every form,” and storytelling on a nation-wide level, in addition to her MLS degree which brings her to Putnam County!

LAST WEEK…

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY notably included: (1) DUES REMINDER – RI wants its dough! Please pay IN so we can pay OUT! (2) ROAD APPLE BINGO – First round of tickets were distributed – all money is due back in by Sept. 5 Club Assembly! (3) District Conference at Jumer’s-Rock Island, Sept. 13-15 – Brenda, Betty and Lisa are attending – still one “free” seat left (Club pays up to 4 registration fees) but MORE can go!!! … Any takers?

Interact Blood Drive “Draws” Donors!

PCHS Interact’s 3rd Annual Summer Blood Drive, held Aug. 10, well-surpassed last year’s 11 unit total with 18 units from 16 donors, two “double reds,” & four students, including Interact Club President Amelia Lindstrom, who chaired the event. Rotarians provided the “canteen” refreshments for donors and staff. Interact members handled check-in, escorted donors, helped us unload and re-load the Red Cross truck, and met briefly to plan for this fall. THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED --& TO ALL WHO DONATED BLOOD !!!!

WELCOME, “SAM!”

SAMANTHA WACHOWIAK was hosted last week by her Mom, ROSANNE MAIER, as a potential member of our Rotary Club! “Sam” also helps mom at our alma mater, Moreno’s on Main, and stays busy with three children, Alyvia in Pre-K, Jaclyn in 1st grade, and Jadin in 3rd grade -- anxiously awaiting arrival of a Rotary dictionary! Welcome to PC Rotary, Samantha!

CLUB CONDOLENCES to Jim & Beth Mack, Roman & Veronika, on the loss of Jim’s mother, Marie Mack, this past Monday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Macks & their extended family.

COMING UP…

8/22 Committee Meetings & Fellowship Night
8/29 Darlene hosts our Program
9/3 TUESDAY Board Meeting – 7 AM AT COUNTRY STOP
9/5 Club Assembly & Turn in all ROAD APPLE STUBS & $$$
9/8 Sunday TOYS PORKCHOP DINNER @ Clover Club 4-7pm !
9/12 Possible Membership Picnic at PC Community Center ??
9/19 Committee Meetings and Rotary Fellowship Night
9/26 Jordan hosts our Program
9/28 Saturday ROAD APPLE BINGO at Boggio’s Orchard 1pm!
9/30 BOARD MEETING at Coal Miner’s
10/3 Club Assembly
10/10 Matt hosts our Program
10/17 Andy hosts our Program
10/20 Sunday Interact Halloween Party & Parade (date tentative)
10/24 Committee Meetings and Rotary Fellowship Night
10/26 Rotary DISTRICT INTERACT MTG – CGH in Sterling
10/31 Betty hosts HALLOWEEN NIGHT!
11/4 BOARD MEETING at Coal Miner’s
11/7 Club Assembly
11/14 Lisa hosts our Program
11/21 Committee Meetings and Rotary Fellowship Night

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

August 8, 2013

WELCOME! President BRENDA presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY….. hosting a healthy host-full of subjects for our Club’s consideration and action! On the agenda: Interact Picnic and Cruise-in reports; Blood Drive plans for this Saturday; Board Report; Membership ideas; Road Apple tickets; Program Schedule; Rotary Foundation; Committee reports; AND a “round table” discussion for newer members, to follow!!

LAST WEEK…

OUR INTERACT PICNIC & GOVERNOR’S VISIT was a success from every aspect – including great food & dishes to pass, great Rotary fellowship and a chance to meet Governor Ruth Lee and Assistant Governor J Burt, a great turnout of Rotarians, spouses, and 15 current and prospective Interact members (& a few parents too!) Interact President Amelia Lindstrom thanked Rotary for sponsoring the event and welcomed all attendees to join up this Fall!

FOUNDATION MINUTE…

Foundation Chair SANDY WOEST grabbed the clock by the hands for a “Foundation Minute” two weeks ago, sharing good reasons to donate to Rotary’s world health and humanities projects --- and a few easy ways to get money saved and sent! Donors can set up a direct monthly or periodic charge to their credit card! Sandy also offers punch-cards to donate when able, allowing another easy way to get on board! For more info on the Foundation, see Sandy!!

BOARD Briefs:

The BOARD met for business and breakfast on August 5, addressing the following items: (1) Bills approved; (2) Dues: 12 members still owe; (3) Membership committee to follow up with Granville Village Board, approach of Lake TBird Board, expansion of invitation to all LTA residents, and possibly approaching the Senachwine & other Twp Boards; (4) Speaker gifts: Committee to consider options. (5) BLOOD DRIVE volunteers confirmed for August 10; (6) INTERACT meeting of our Liaison Committee and their Board will meet at 1pm at PCHS just after the Blood Drive. (7) Treasurer’s Report reviewed for comment; Treasurer’s suggestions for regrouping and reporting were accepted. (8) Interact Picnic cost was noted to be $167, with leftovers for a Rotary picnic, TBA! (10) Granville Days Cruise-in report: Rotary display table sold only a few tickets for Road Apple or the Toys’ pork chop dinner, but more people know about us than did before! (11) Foundation DRAWING money may be available for match-incentives; (12) Board vote to have the Club annually cover the cost of District event registration fees up to $25 each for the first four to register –but more may attend! (13) Grant committee will report on potential grant projects for this year; (14) 50-50 Raffle status: all in but ten!!!

FUTURE VISION

8/10 BLOOD DRIVE 9-1 (help!!)… & Interact Bd mtg @ 1pm
8/15 Marilyn hosts our Program
8/22 Committee Meetings & Fellowship Night
8/29 Darlene hosts our Program
9/2 Labor Day so Board Meeting will be re-scheduled?
9/5 Club Assembly
9/8 TOYS PORKCHOP DINNER @ Clover Club Sun. (4-7pm) !


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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 25, 2013

WELCOME! President BRENDA presides over tonight’s meeting of meetings – a chance for committees to develop plans for the coming year! Please refer to the back of the Bulletin for your committee assignments – but please be prepared to pitch in to help other committees and projects to which you aren’t assigned, too!!

LAST WEEK…

CHAUNTELLE BIAGI- BRUER hosted JIM GOLDASICH for an update on EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT – explaining the art of bringing together police, firefighters, EMTs, and many other emergency services which may pertain to a particular emergency, in preparation to coordinate an effective response to any situation. THANKS, CHAUNTELLE, FOR A GREAT PROGRAM!!!

News Briefs:

INTERACT PICNIC & GOVERNOR’S NIGHT next Thursday, August 1, serving promptly at 6 pm at Hopkins Park in Granville across UCC Church (or IN it, if too hot or too wet!). We supply brauts, dogs, condiments, drinks and table service… Members to bring a dish to pass – see Brandy to get on the list! We plan for 100% attendance to show Interact AND the Gov what we’re made of !

GRANVILLE CRUISE-IN on Friday, August 2 – We have determined that selling food or drink is not profitable, so instead we’re GIVING AWAY information about Rotary! – and maybe selling a few Road Apple Bingo tickets if we have them to sell!

FUTURE EVENTS

8/1 INTERACT PICNIC & DISTRICT GOV’S NIGHT 8/2 GRANVILLE CRUISE-IN (6-8 pm) 8/5 Board meeting 8/8 Club Assembly 8/10 BLOOD DRIVE 9-1 (help!!)… & Interact Bd mtg @ 1pm 8/15 Marilyn hosts our Program 8/22 Committee Meetings & Fellowship Night 8/29 Darlene hosts our Program 9/2 Labor Day so Board Meeting will be re-scheduled? 9/5 Club Assembly 9/8 TOYS PORKCHOP DINNER @ Clover Club Sun. (4-7pm) ! …& ROAD APPLE BINGO at Boggio’s on Saturday, Sept. 28 !!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 18, 2013

WELCOME! President BRENDA presides, and Program Host CHAUNTELLE BIAGI- BRUER hosts JIM GOLDASICH tonight for an update on EMERGENCY SERVICES here and “on the ready” in Putnam County! Fresh from his well-deserved Rotary recognition for Service Above Self, Jim will tell us what EMS is all about, and how it may affect–or save–us! WELCOME BACK, JIM!

News Briefs:

AUSTIN PLETSCH is in Italy now, hosted by Nicola Amatucci and family as part of Rotary’s Short Term Youth Exchange Program!

THE INTERACT COMMITTEE met with the incoming Interact board at Shores’ home on Saturday… with Dee, Scott, Adriane, Ron and Brenda there, plus Interact Pres Amelia Lindstrom, VP Loralee Wilson, and faculty advisor Tyler Ellena! Discussion covered leadership tips, recruitment, organization, and advance planning for Registration, Picnic, Summer Blood Drive, the Club’s initial meetings, and the relationship of Interact to Rotary as their sponsor!

SIGNS OF THE TIMES – New roadside aux. signs are up and visible, and two more will be ordered for Rt 26, directing Rotary traffic to Ray’s place! And two stand-up “donkey” signs are on order to help promote future ROAD APPLE BINGO events!

PARK PLACE – LaSalle Rotary Park is open for recreation! Scott, Adriane and Lori were on hand for the ribbon-cutting – and PC Rotary is included as a supporter on the engraved marker at the entrance. Stop there to see what Rotarians and dreams can build!

ROTARY ON THE HORIZON…..

NEXT WEEK – Come one and all next week for a lightning round of Committee Meetings! We will set course for the coming year guided by the report of each Committee! Not sure what Committees you’re on? Check the back of this week’s Bulletin!!

INTERACT PICNIC & GOVERNOR’S NIGHT Thursday, August 1, serving promptly at 6 pm at Hopkins Park in Granville across UCC Church (or IN it, if too hot or too wet!). We supply brauts, dogs, condiments, drinks and table service… Members to bring a dish to pass – see Brandy to get on the list! We plan for 100% attendance to show Interact AND the Gov what we’re made of !

GRANVILLE CRUISE-IN on Friday, August 2 – We have determined that selling food or drink is not profitable, so instead we’re GIVING AWAY information about Rotary! – and maybe selling a few Road Apple Bingo tickets if we have any ready for sale!

INTERACT – ROTARY BLOOD DRIVE Saturday, August 10, from 9-1 --- We’ll need HELP getting the blood drive set up, canteen help, DONORS, and help with dismantling things….Help save lives AND earn scholarship dollars for the school, too!! (Need 25+ units!!) Interact Board & our Liaison Committee will meet that day, at 1pm.

FUTURE EVENTS – 7/25 Committee Meetings & Fellowship; 8/1 INTERACT PICNIC & DISTRICT GOV’S NIGHT; 8/2 GRANVILLE CRUISE-IN (6-8 pm); 8/5 Board meeting; 8/8 Club Assembly; 8/10 BLOOD DRIVE; 8/15 Marilyn hosts; 8/22 Committee Meetings & Fellowship Night; 8/29 Darlene hosts; Board meeting TBA; 9/5 Club Assembly; 9/8 TOYS IN THE PANTRY PORKCHOP DINNER @ Clover Club Sunday (4-7pm)!

…& ROAD APPLE BINGO at Boggio’s on Saturday, Sept. 28 !!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 11, 2013

IT’S 7-11 AND BRENDA’S LUCKY NIGHT as new PRESIDENT of PC ROTARY! Our Club Assembly tonight gives us the opportunity to “get organized and get going” on a host of coming events and projects! On the agenda: Rotary Park Report; Senior Day THANKS; New Board Report; GOVERNOR’S NIGHT & Interact PICNIC on Thursday, August 1; GRANVILLE CRUISE-IN Friday, August 2; BLOOD DRIVE Saturday August 10; New Program Schedule; Paul Harris Award Presentation; 50-50 status… and more! WELCOME, ALL--AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

ANNUAL BANQUET HIGHLIGHTS

It was a night of congratulations and thanks! Bob awarded the Club’s Community SERVICE ABOVE SELF award to JIM GOLDASICH, with Sharon Acuncius as Jim’s family in attendance, FOR his amazing dedication and accomplishment for the cause of emergency services as well as his never-ending support and involvement in his community and church; Our Student SERVICE ABOVE SELF award was presented to Nick Lenkaitis, with his mom Laurie in attendance, for serving as Interact President this past year. PERFECT ATTENDANCE congrats and “pin tabs” went to SEVENTEEN members! Sandy Woest was joined by Darlene Cofoid in recognizing President Bob as a PAUL HARRIS FELLOW for Cofoids’ donation of $1000 to Rotary Foundation! …and Chaplain Ron installed our 2013-2014 officers and new Board Members with our pledge of support for the year ahead! Bob thanked all who helped make the year so successful, and presented (yours rotarily) Scott Shore with engraved thanks for dedicated service to Rotary. (Thanks, Bob!!)

NEW BOARD BUSINESS

The NEW Board met bright and early July 1, addressing: (1) MONEY MATTERS: Bills approved; Treas. summary report for past year is forthcoming; budget committee to meet; ideas for a third fundraiser to be considered; Letter read from Pete (Charter member) and Charlene Fassino, offering continued use of Rotary storage unit free of charge in appreciation of Rotary’s good work; (2) AFTERGLOW -- Approved Afterglow (paid) thank-you ad as donor list was not published with article; (3) ROAD APPLE BINGO plans will include slight shift, promising $1000 grand prize and “additional drawings throughout the event” to protect Club against possibility that all 450 tickets are not sold; (4) SENIOR DAY at MP Fair: volunteers enlisted to obtain donations of door prizes; (5) INTERACT PICNIC & GOVERNOR’S NIGHT – plans made for Thursday Aug. 1 at Granville Park (or UCC’s Bonucchi Hall if needed); (6) GRANVILLE CRUISE-IN –committee to meet and report on Rotary plans for Friday April 2; MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE to meet and report; (7) INTERACT BLOOD DRIVE – help needed! Committee to enlist help for our part in it all; (8) DISTRICT CONFERENCE plan discussed to have members attend some time during event at Jumer’s – Moline, Fri-Sun, Sept 13-15; (9) ROAD SIGNS – another to be ordered for Hennepin Rt. 26; New “Rays Place” signs being made; (10) SPEAKER GIFTS – committee looking into new gift ideas; (11) DICTIONARIES PROJECT: Literacy Committee has go-ahead to place order for 3rd graders, to present in the fall; (12) ROTARY READERS – Adriane assigned to check if and when we will be reading to 1st and/or 2nd graders at PCPS; (13) ROTARY FOUNDATION committee to organize, plan a promotion & report!

Interact Committee meets with new Interact Board this Sat 7-13 1pm at Shores’ …..& Chauntelle hosts Jim Goldasich next week, 7-18!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY INSTALLATION NIGHT & ANNUAL BANQUET!

June 27, 2013

IT’S A NIGHT OF THANKS, CELEBRATION & CHALLENGE as we show our appreciation for the Board and Officers who led us in a year of Rotary accomplishments and as we install the NEW Board with our pledge of support for the great year ahead! We also honor two VERY special guests for their commitment to the Rotary ideal of “SERVICE ABOVE SELF!” Welcome, Rotarians & Guests!

BOARD THANKS… AND BEST WISHES!

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT BOBBY COFOID and the Board and Officers who made the year a success with the help of every Club member and every chair and volunteer! We express our gratitude to non-returning Board members DUANE CALBOW, JIM MACK & BRAD POPURELLA …. to our returning Board members PRESIDENT BRENDA BICKERMAN, JUSTINA BOGGIO, BOBBY COFOID, JORDAN ELLENA & SANDY WOEST.. and to our incoming Board members LONNA NAUMAN, LORI NIMKE & ADRIANE SHORE! Thanks, & Best Wishes to ALL !

CONGRATS, 100% ATTENDERS!

Rotary’s secret ingredient is the enjoyment of participation – and participate, we DID! Over HALF of our Club had perfect attendance for the year, counting make-ups and projects! Congrats and THANKS, to: Brenda (now totaling 3 years' perfect attendance!); Justina (2); Duane (3); Darlene (2); Bobby (2); Jordan (2); Lisa (2); Jim (7); Ron (3); Lonna (6); Lori (1); Adriane (7); Scott (28); Tom (27); Lorraine (7); Reed @ Ottawa (32); Sandy (3) – & honorable mention to Darrell, Marilyn, Betty, & Jay for great attendance this year ---& to Brandy @ 100% since joining on May 16!

CONGRATULATIONS, JIM GOLDASICH!

Our Community “Service Above Self” Award is presented this year to JIM GOLDASICH in appreciation of his many years of dedicated service to others, and to the cause of emergency services! Jim is a 20-year Navy veteran having served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and several area conflicts around the world, then devoting his life and second career to Emergency Medical Services with the Illinois Dept of Public Health. He has been active in McNabb Village government as a Board Member and as President, as a member and current Commander of American Legion Post 1242, as Chair of the PC Overall Economic Development Committee and as President of North Central Illinois Counsel of Governments, as a member and past Board member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in McNabb, as a member of the McNabb Fire Protection District, and as the County-appointed Coordinator of our PC EMS Agency!

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CONGRATULATIONS, NICK LENKAITIS!

Our Student “Service Above Self” Award is presented this year to NICK LENKAITIS, son of Bill and Laurie Lenkaitis of rural Hennepin, recognizing his leadership throughout the past year as President of the PCHS Interact Club! Nick graduated “top ten” and will be attending Bradley University to major in physics! During the year, Nick and the PCHS Interact Club took on many projects helping the school, community, world… and our Rotary blood drives, poinsettia deliveries, Afterglow set-up, Youth Exchange promotion & more! The Interact’s community-wide Halloween Party & Parade, which also raised canned goods and dollars for the PC Food Pantry, won Rotary District 6420’s first-place Interact Award for Community Service! With tonight’s recognition comes a donation of $100 to Interact & our best wishes for more success in the future !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

June 20, 2013

WELCOME TO RAY’S PLACE ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides and JUSTINA BOGGIO hosts our Program tonight as we welcome our Rotary Youth Exchange Students NICOLA AMATUCCI and AUSTIN PLETSCH! Austin is a 2013 PCHS graduate heading for college and an Ag Business degree! He is the son of Mike and Debbie Pletsch of RR McNabb. Nicola is from Atripalda, a city of 11,000 in the Province of Avellino in southern Italy. He and Austin were paired up by our Rotary District 6420’s Short Term Youth Exchange Program (Scott Shore, Chair), to spend the first four weeks of summer together here, and then to spend the next four weeks in Italy hosted by Nicola’s family and District 2100’s Avellino Rotary Club! WELCOME TO THE USA, NICOLA … & WELCOME TO THE PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY CLUB!

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM…

BRENDA BICKERMAN hosted her niece and PC native LARA HAWKS RAPER -- Adoption Coordinator at The Baby Fold in Bloomington! Lara spoke about Baby Fold’s evolving services during her past 24 years with the agency, and her experience as Adoption Coordinator with specific focus on inter-country adoptions. She connects area families with children from some 20 countries across the globe, ranging from 8 days to 15 years old, many in orphanages, some with special needs. The process may take several years, depending on the country, if permitted at all. Lara is a PCHS grad, with a BS from U of I and a Masters from ISU, in Psychology. The daughter of Paul and Sheila Hawks (previously of McNabb), Lara and her husband, Ron, have two children and reside in Normal.

ANNUAL BANQUET NEXT WEEK!

Our annual “INSTALLATION NIGHT” festivities will be held next week, as we meet here at Ray’s, in the front room, to thank those who made the year great, and to welcome the new Board (Bob, Brenda, Justin, Jordan, Lonna, Lori, Sandy & Adriane) to begin anew! We will also recognize those with PERFECT ATTENDANCE throughout the year (so get those last make-ups in!), AND our Club’s SERVICE ABOVE SELF awards! We are hoping for 100% attendance – reserve tonight ($15 ea) with Brenda !

50-50 RAFFLE $$ DUE!

TODAY’S THE DAY! Please turn in all ticket stubs & money to Lonna! The proceeds fuel our many projects through the year!

TREASURY NOTES

TREASURER JORDAN reports that our final tally on Agri-Business Night netted us $346.50 and the AFTERGLOW came up only $62.40 in the red, even after buying a several-year supply of souvenir chip-collection cups! Nice going, Treasurer!!!

COMING UP…..

 ANNUAL BANQUET 6/27 -- including a changing of the guard, and presentation of awards for Service Above Self and Student Service Above Self. Reserve and Pay ahead, to Brenda
 JULY 1 –FIRST Board Meeting of the NEW BOARD! Bob, Brenda, Justina, Jordan, Lonna, Lori, Sandy & Adriane!!!
 JULY 4 – No Meeting – Independence Day!
 JULY 11 – CLUB ASSEMBLY (Brenda’s FIRST!)
 JULY 13 (Sat.) at 1pm: Interact Leadership meeting at Shores’!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

June 13, 2013

WELCOME TO RAY’S PLACE ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s event, and BRENDA BICKERMAN hosts our Program – featuring Brenda’s niece, LARA HAWKS RAPER! Lara is Adoption Coordinator at The Baby Fold in Bloomington, and will speak on inter-country adoptions. She has over 24 years’ experience in the field, backed up by a Bachelors from U of I, and a Masters Degree from ISU. Lara and her husband, Ron, have two children and reside in Normal. WELCOME TO PC ROTARY, LARA !!

OF BASEBALL AND HOT DOGS….

Our annual “Hot Dogs In The Park” event was well received last Friday as we treated our Rotary Little League Team and opposing Hennepin team, and all coaches, parents, siblings and friends to hot dogs, chips, soda and cookies after their match-up at Mark Park. It was our chance to cheer on our Team, and to thank all volunteer coaches, while setting the example for good sportsmanship! Many thanks to all who attended and helped serve the hungry crowd!

THANKS, ROTARY READERS

It’s official (and not too good) that Putnam County is losing our Head Start program! The fed’s decision also brings that part of our Rotary Readers Project to a halt. Janell Blanco & staff express in a card their appreciation for the willingness of Rotary Readers to come in and read monthly. THANKS, READERS! For all Readers, our Project will continue at PC Primary School.

. CLUB ASSEMBLY NOTES

Our Club Assembly last week provided a chance to review a LOT of Board action taken on June 3, and we addressed the following additional issues: (1) Declined Ottawa Rotary’s invitation to Trivia Night in Ottawa on 6/17 – not enough members available on that date to conjure up a team. (2) Plans made for Annual Banquet – here, but in the FRONT room on June 27 -- $15 each for sit-down meal – pay Brenda in advance so we don’t have to deal (as much) with money that night. (3) 50-50 Raffle tickets are all accounted for and presumed sold… turn in all stubs and money to an “L” -- Lonna, Lori or Lorraine! (4) SHELTER BOX opportunity: Lorraine shared that Lumber Liquidators will match contributions up to $10,000, apparently to help address the disasters that have struck Oklahoma. If any one wants to contribute, please reach in and give generously! (5) It was reported that two of the three portable baseball scoreboards we donated a few years ago are still in use. Brandy can suggest to the Village Board that they could offer its use to the traveling team, when playing in McNabb.(6) Granville Village Board will be invited to appear for installation asap. Per consensus, sponsored members are on their own for meal costs.

COMING UP…..

 NEXT WEEK 6/20: Justina hosts Short Term Youth Exchange Students AUSTIN PLETSCH of McNabb and NICOLA AMATUCCI of Southern Italy! Bring a guest or two !!!

 ANNUAL BANQUET 6/27 -- including a changing of the guard, and presentation of awards for Service Above Self and Student Service Above Self. Reserve and Pay ahead, to Brenda.

 JULY 1 –FIRST Board Meeting of the NEW BOARD! Bob, Brenda, Justina, Jordan, Lonna, Lori, Sandy & Adriane!!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

June 6, 2013

WELCOME TO RAY’S PLACE ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda: Planning for tomorrow’s “Hot Dogs In The Park” event; Preview of coming Programs and projects; 50-50 wrap-up; Reservations for our Annual Banquet & Installations; Review of Board action taken this week; Plans for Membership Growth; and our challenge to participate in an area-wide Rotary TRIVIA BOWL on Monday, June 17!

LAST WEEK’S BRIEFS

RICO EATTONI hosted his own Program last week in light of his intended guest’s basketball gig in the state championships (& they came in second!!!) – giving us a chance to hear Rico’s “best and worst parts” of being a lawyer – with writing, convincing others you’re right, and winning coming in as the best of the best!! Rico graduated from NIU’s Law School and now practices as an associate in Oglesby with Attorney Gary Peterlin of Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni & Brolley, whose main offices are in Peru. THANKS, RICO!

BASEBALL TOMORROW NIGHT !

AS HARRY CARAY WOULD SAY, “take me out to the ballgame!” We head for Mark tomorrow night to cheer on the Rotary Little League Team, taking on Hennepin’s finest! And win, lose or draw, we’re serving up good sportsmanship, recognition of the players, plenty of thanks to all the coaches and managers, and hotdogs, soda, chips and cookies for everyone in attendance – us included! Come on out the to (Mark) ballpark – game’s at 6pm, and we’ll be ready to serve by 7 in case it’s an early finish!

BOARD BUSINESS!

THE BOARD met Monday, addressing the following items: (1) Treas. Report: We’re about $1250 in the red for the year, prompting the possible need for a fundraiser event this fall. A Budget Committee is to be re-formulated and will meet. (2) MP Fair: We are “in” as co-sponsors of Family Night and Senior Day. (3) 4-H Fair: Bd voted to sponsor a trophy @ $20 cost (J.E. abstaining due to Extension connnection); (4) Road Signs noting our meeting place will be replaced asap to show we’re HERE! (5) Village & Corporate Memberships discussed. Granville will be invited to initiate their membership asap. Magnolia is still considering. It was clarified that Village reps’ participation is expected to total at least 60% of meetings and events. The Board voted not to extend “shared memberships” to other businesses yet, so that we can see how it works with villages. Businesses are encouraged, however, to sponsor or cover costs of employee members. (6) Moving for Music – Board approved $25 sponsorship of Music Boosters event. (7) Annual Meeting – Pay in advance @$15 each. Bd approved Service Above Self Award, plaque and $100 donation to recipient’s choice (identity TBA!); (8) Kops For Kids -- Board approved $189.89 to cover costs of two bicycles to be given as prizes at Sheriff’s annual kids’ fishing derby; (9) SENIOR EXCUSED? A “vintage” Club member has asked to have his attendance excused but will continue to help in specific projects. The Board voted to apply RI’s “Rule of 85” but with modifications: must have 20 years in Rotary, must be over age 65+, and must pay dues and attend at least 25% of meetings or projects. (10) Dues: Board voted to increase semi-ann. dues from $50 to $55 to cover increase from RI and District; (We keep $0). Board also voted to retain our attendance incentive ($2 per meeting missed and not made up on-line or at another Club’s meeting (save $2!!).

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

May 30, 2013

WELCOME TO RAY’S PLACE ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides and RICO EATTONI hosts our Program – but not the Program we intended, as would-be guest AUSTIN PLETSCH, our soon-to-be outbound Exchange Student to Italy, is the star pitcher in the PCHS bid for the state baseball title tomorrow morning! PCHS won the super-sectionals on Monday and are in Peoria this evening, revving up for tomorrow’s match against Sidell-Jamaica at 10 am at Dozer (formerly O’Brien) Field. If WHEN they win… their next challenge is for the gold, at 11:30 am Saturday! GO, AUSTIN, & GO PC!

TWO SHORT WEEKS AGO….

SANDY WOEST hosted PCHS Freshman OLIVIA LINDSTROM & Mom, and PCHS Sophomore MICHAEL GLENN! The pair had been sponsored by our Club to recently attend RYLA - ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS, a weekend camp event near Oregon, Illinois! Both students thanked Rotary for providing the experience of meeting others from around northern Illinois, and exchange students from all parts of the world. “Great speakers, great team-building activities, great times!” Thanks for hosting, Sandy!

WELCOME, BRANDY!

BRANDY SANDBERG was installed by Club Chaplain RON McNEILL as a member of PC Rotary last week, proposed by LORI NIMKE to represent “business accounting” as her classification! Brandy’s husband Ryan was on hand to perform the“pinning” honors! Welcome to PC Rotary, Brandy – and Ryan, too !!

WELCOME, NIKKI TONIONI!

SCOTT & ADRIANE SHORE host NIKKI TONIONI as a guest tonight – Nikki has hired on as Putnam County’s new Probation Officer, bringing a lot of experience and energy to the post! Nikki is a PCHS grad with a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice & Sociology from Bradley U, and a Masters in Social Work from ISU. She is now living in Timberline, north of Granville. Welcome to Rotary, Nikki!

50-50 NEWS BRIEF…..

50-50 stubs and money are due TODAY! If you haven’t SOLD them, then BUY them because the committee does not want any BACK!

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS!

JUNE IS MEMBERSHIP MONTH! If you aren’t a member, Please JOIN !… if you ARE a member, invite others! Share the fun of meeting & dining with PC neighbors, while pooling our varied talents and interests to serve others locally and globally!

BATTER UP?

We hope to hear more tonight about the possibility of our hosting “Hot Dogs In The Park” next Friday, June 7 to honor our Rotary Little League team, their coaches and managers, and the team they’ll play against that night as well – thanking those who make spring/summer activities available for our kids, and recognizing good sportsmanship on the field and beyond! More details a’coming!

ANNUAL BANQUET – JUNE 27 – HERE!

Our Club’s annual dinner and installations will be held in Ray’s FRONT room on Thurs,, June 27, 6pm social, 6:30 pm dinner “served!” More details tonight--we’re planning for 100% attendance!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

May 16, 2013

WELCOME TO RAY’S PLACE ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides and SANDY WOEST hosts our Program Guests, OLIVIA LINDSTROM & MICHAEL GLENN! Olivia & Michael were chosen and sponsored by our Club to recently attend RYLA - ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS, a Rotary District weekend camp-based program near Oregon, Illinois! ….. and now, the REST of the story! Welcome to Rotary, Olivia & Michael!!!

WELCOME, BRANDY!

BRANDY SANDBERG survived the Afterglow, and will be installed as a member of PC Rotary tonight, proposed by LORI NIMKE to represent “business accounting” as her classification! Brandy is a Fieldcrest grad from Rutland, has a degree in Accounting from ISU, and serves on the McNabb Village Board! Brandy & husband Ryan have three children, Lilly (age 9), Anna (age 6), and Seth (age 3)! Welcome to PC Rotary, Brandy – and Ryan, too !!

LAST WEEK’S GREAT PROGRAM

DUANE CALBOW hosted niece AIMEE (Calbow) SHINALL, last week, enlightening us on the many facets of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – and the many services available to help victims! Aimee is the Domestic Violence Advocate for the Peoria County Sheriff’s Dept, part of the Family Justice Center – a one-stop-shop approach to serve victims. She holds an AA in Law Enforcement, a BA in Criminal Justice, and a family penchant for service, following the footsteps of Grandparents Warren & Martha (past PC Sheriffs) and Dad, Henry Police Chief Bill Calbow! Thanks, Uncle Fuzzy!!!

AFTERGLOWing!

THANKS TO ALL, we hosted a very successful Post-Prom AFTERGLOW again this year, with 118 attending and 75 staying until the last item was auctioned and the last prize given! With the addition of “PLINKO” we were able to keep us, many great volunteers, AND the students all very busy throughout the event!! Many special thanks to community coordinator Danielle Stoddard!

SCHOLARSHIPS!

Secretary Scott presented Rotary honors to some very deserving PCHS Seniors this Tuesday…. Aimee Kotecki, daughter of Dan and Laurie Kotecki, received $300 in memory of past Rotary President Bill Klein. She is taking up pre-med biology and Spanish at Marquette University in Wisconsin.
Cody Veronda, son of Doug and the late Pam Veronda, received the Club’s $500 Knute Hammel Memorial Scholarship, as he pursues a degree and career in meteorology, starting out at IVCC.
Bryan Dixon, the son of Bob Dixon and Carol Lucas, and Lindsey Yochum the daughter of Joseph and Bonnie Yochum, split the Club’s annual $200 Co-Op Students of the Year Award, also recognizing their respective employers, Kaddywampus and Menards. Bryan plans to pursue a career in optometry, starting out at IVCC; Lindsey hopes to work as a CNA while studying Criminal Justice.
Nick Lenkaitis, the son of Bill and Laurie Lenkaitis was honored for “Student Service Above Self,” having served as president of the PCHS Interact Club! He’s pursuing a degree in physics at Bradley U!
Hunter Pratt, son of Randall and Erica Pratt and Interact VP, received Peoria Red Cross honors and $100, for chairing last summer’s Interact student blood drive. He plans to pursue a degree in pharmacy, starting out at IVCC with plans to transfer to the U of I.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

May 9, 2013

WELCOME TO RAY’S PLACE ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides and “UNCLE” DUANE CALBOW hosts tonight’s Program Guest, AIMEE SHINALL, on the topic of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS! Aimee is the Domestic Violence Advocate for the Peoria County Sheriff’s Department. Coincidentally, she’s Duane & Marilyn’s niece – the daughter of Bill & Rose Calbow!!! WELCOME TO PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY, AIMEE !!

FINAL PREP FOR AFTERGLOW!

THIS IS IT! Our Post-Prom Rotary Afterglow begins …approx. 10:30 or so, this Saturday Night May 11th ! All volunteers: Arrive by 10 pm or so, in white shirt, black pants. STILL NEEDED: (1) MORE VOLUNTEERS – please check at work, with neighbors and friends, under your bed and anywhere volunteers may be hiding ! (2) Truck and strong help to move gaming tables from McNabb Fire Station to PCPS Friday night…. Saturday if necessary. (3) Volunteers to help set up the room at 5 pm Friday Night; (4) Volunteers to help decorate and to help prepare balloon boards at 9 am Saturday morning; and (5) FOOD! Here’s the list: Brownies: Jori, Jim, Sandy, Justina, Darlene…..Rice Krispies: Darrell, Adriane and Ron… Cookies: Lorraine, Dee, Brandy Sandberg, Peg Michaelson, Sandy……Fruit: Lori, Lonna, Betty & Lisa….... Relish Trays: Brenda… Italian Beef: Adriane … Buns: Lonna; Chips or Doritos, etc: Marilyn, Brad, Lori, Betty and Lisa. And for set-up volunteers: 5pm Friday: Lorraine, Marilyn, Sandy, Lori, Brenda, Bob, Darlene. 9am Saturday: Marilyn, Scott & Adriane and Sandy

IT WAS A RACE ….TO THE BITTER END!

PC PONY was SO fast that it took FIVE HORSES just to beat her! Beyond that, she did fine… and LOOKED truly great!!! In the end, about $1500 was raised to fight the last battles against Polio, and a good time for a good cause was had by all. THANKS AGAIN TO DARLENE for the “designer pony!”

INTERACT WINS!

Among other highlights of the Conference, we were pleased to bring home the bacon… Interact won the grand prize for Community Service, recognizing the Halloween Party -- & Pantry fundraiser / cannned goods drive that went with it! Congrats, INTERACT!

New 50-50 Tickets Are In Your Hands! Please sell yours and ask for more! Just 200 to be sold!

Deadline for turning ticket stubs and money: June 1st ! COMING SOON…

SANDY WOEST is Host NEXT WEEK! And her guests will be Freshman OLIVIA LINDSTROM and Sophomore MICHAEL GLENN who we have recently sponsored to attend RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp!! Their parents may be on hand as well, Brad & Lisa Lindstrom and Laurie Glenn! If you are able, PLEASE ATTEND – we’re looking forward to an exciting report!!!

NO MEETING MAY 23 --- PCJH Graduation!

RICO EATTONI hosts on May 30 to intro AUSTIN PLETSCH! We are sponsoring Austin to participate in Short Term Exchange with a student in Italy this summer… 4 weeks here, then 4 weeks there!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

May 2, 2013

WELCOME TO RAY’S PLACE ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda… AFTERGLOW PREP! … with Guest Star DANIELLE STODDARD! We will also review Board minutes of April 29, upcoming Program & event schedules, final call for Rotary Foundation donations before May 15 deadline, update on Village Board invitations to sponsor Rotary memberships, plans for our annual banquet event, report on Junior-Interact Intro held at PC Junior High, AND MORE!

WELCOME, BRANDY!

BRANDY SANDBERG of the McNabb Village Board attended as guest of Lori Nimke last week, hoping as we are that she’ll join our ranks, representing a “business” classification reflecting her ISU degree in Accounting! Brandy & husband Ryan have three children, ages 8, 6 & 3! Welcome to PC Rotary, Brandy!!

DISTRICT EVENTS

In addition to this weekend’s District Conference in Sandwich, note for your calendar: Installation of Dist. Gov. Ruth Lee on May 17 in Rock Island; End Polio Now Baseball outing at Kane County Cougars game Saturday June 1; Governor’s Night at PC Rotary August 1 (Night of our Interact Picnic!); and the NEXT District Conference Sept. 13-15 in Quad Cities, with a kick-off Golf event at Pinnacle Co. Club for those so inclined!

Please sell your 50-50’s and ask for more! Just 200 to be sold!

BOARD BUZZZZ

The Board met this Monday, addressing the following items: (1) Bills for approval: $9.34 for Blood Drive expenses; $9.65 for Afterglow mailing supplies; $998.35 for Afteglow electronics prizes; (2) District Conference items for this weekend: for annual auction $50 donated item, we will offer two 50-50 Raffle tickets; Darlene has put the finishing touches on our entry of PC (stick) Pony in the fundraising derby; Scott prepared new PC Rotary display board; Brenda, Adriane and Scott will be attending; (3) 50-50 Raffle tickets were of poor quality and have been re-printed – committee’s choice whether to use the replacement tickets, or not; (4) MP Fair requests PC Rotary co-sponsorship of Family Fun Night @$100 – approved; and Henry Rotary proposes that area clubs pitch in for a $100 co-sponsorship of Senior Day @ $33.34 – approved (and we may need help gathering Senior Day door prize donations in Putnam County); (5) Village-Sponsored Memberships report received; some villages and Lake TBird board still to be approached. Board suggests that new members or representatives come asap, not waiting for a “membership night.” (6) Junior Interact plans ready to launch… Brenda and Sandy to have made the pitch at PCJH this week! (7) PC Rotary Scholarships to be reviewed by the Board tonight… more news cometh! (8) Pres Bob to follow up on Hot Dogs In The Park event to be scheduled; (9) RYLA returnees Olivia Lindstrom and Michael Glenn will be invited to present their program this month!

AUSTIN PLETSCH READY FOR EXCHANGE!

PCHS Sr. Austin Pletsch will be hosting Nicola Amatucci of Atripalda, Italy from June 7 to July 5, then they BOTH head for Italy where Austin will be hosted by Nicola’s family until August 1…. & he’ll be HERE on May 30 to tell us about Rotary Youth Exchange!

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APRIL 18, 2013

DUE TO FLOODING THROUGHOUT PUTNAM COUNTY AND VICINITY, THERE WILL BE NO MEETING TONIGHT! IF FELLOW ROTARIANS CAN HELP YOU IN DEALING WITH WET BASEMENTS, PROPERTLY CLEANUP OR OTHER NEEDS, PLEASE REACH OUT -- WE ARE HERE!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

April 4, 2013

WELCOME TO RAY’S PLACE ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda… Installation of new member!... Good Friday Blood Report …. “BeforeGlow” planning… District Assembly & District Conference participation… “Sponsored Memberships” update … stepping up new membership development… STYE & Interact update…. Last call for Foundation donations…. Board news … Upcoming Programs… and more!

BLOOD DRIVE NETS 22 UNITS!

Our annual GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE surpassed our expected number of willing donors, but netted less due to deferrals. Of 29 signing in, including 10 students, 1 first-timer and 1 double-donor, we netted 22 units which, says the Red Cross, will help replenish low supplies and could save lives! It is suggested that we increase signage, ensure advance media coverage, send reminders to repeat customers, AND stress the importance of success to Red Cross payout of scholarship money to PCHS! Thanks to all Rotarians and Interactors who heeded the call for help -- and some to donate, too!

“SPONSORED MEMBERS” ON THEIR WAY!

The Board voted Monday to clarify Village Board-sponsored Rotary membership --- including our hope that a Board’s representatives will together attain at least 60% attendance per RI regs, and will designate a “lead member” for listing purposes with Rotary Int’l. Also, we will shorten the two-meeting requirement to one, before being proposed. Status update coming tonight !

WELCOME, ROSANNE MAIER!

ROSANNE MAIER is to be installed tonight, proposed for membership by BRENDA BICKERMAN under the classification of Food Services -- as a restaurant cook (even OUR personal chef while meeting in McNabb) ! Rosanne, husband, Bob, & extended family live on Rte 89 near Moews Seed. WELCOME, ROSANNE!

COMING EVENTS….

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 – DIST. ASSEMBLY @ Kishwaukee College! On the Agenda: Club-Runner Training, District Budget & Business, Membership, PR, Literacy & Foundation, New Generations Projects & Scholarships, & Grant Mgt Training– beneficial to all concerned! FRIDAY- SATURDAY, MAY 3-4 DIST. CONF IN SANDWICH…. & our chance to enter a stick-horse & jockey to ride to VICTORY! SATURDAY, MAY 11 – all hands on deck for the AFTERGLOW!

US NEWS AND BOARD REPORT

In other Board News: (1) Treas’ report was given; Bills paid, and Board voted to pay this year’s Senior Scholarships totaling $1000 from our GNB account to help preserve the scholarship fund, which remains invested. (2) Request for an annual pledge to support LaSalle Rotary Park was declined, with the suggestion that we would offer volunteer help if needed. (3) Board approved sponsorship of two students to attend RYLA @$150 (correction: $160) each; (4) PC Rotary’s Application for Public Image recognition is submitted. (5) New batch of 50-50 tickets are to be ordered for drawings beginning 7/1. Committee is to take over mailing of checks. (6) Date-Check: OK to meet on night of PCJH Graduation, May 23? (7) For next year: Brenda has the green light to pursue a possible PCJH EarlyAct Club, AND a possible Rotaract Club at IVCC!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

March 21, 2013

WELCOME TO RAY’S PLACE ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s meeting!

CATCHING UP ON OLD TIMES…

On Feb. 28, our CLUB ASSEMBLY included (1) AG NITE prep for the following week, with the report that 81 tickets were sold & paid so far including 1st State Bank’s 34!, committee assignments were made and press to be invited gratis; (2) PC Expo Committee’s report that they made the decision to postpone, possibly to August, to allow more planning time; and (3) “Sponsored Memberships” gained Club support to extend promotion of membership in Rotary, by village boards & local businesses, whereby an organization’s Rotary membership would permit its members to alternately attend. Rotary will take the idea “on the road” within the next several weeks.

On March 7, we held our annual AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT in McNabb, with 115 reserved and 92 present. Our new PC Rotary image was well presented, with new banners, brochures, “intro-cards” AND NEW NAME BADGES! Thanks, Bob & Darlene!! President BOB COFOID presided, welcoming all guests, banks & FFA members, and thanking the Ag Night Committee. SCOTT SHORE provided a run-down of Rotary’s purpose and projects, JIM MACK explained the annual 50-50 Raffle and announced the evening’s winner, JUSTINA BOGGIO took the Ag Night opportunity to recognize the importance of farmers and farming, and DARRELL ALLEMAN intro’d our Speaker! Thanks also, to Toni’s Flowers for the centerpiece, & to BRENDA BICKERMAN for the added tractor --- won by guest Howard Schrowang!

AG PROGRAM YIELDS INTEREST!

USDA analytical chemist Mark Berhow, PhD, of the Peoria Ag Lab said his job is to find new uses and applications for ag products, combining a little chemistry with a lot of vision to suggest the possibility of new cash crops such as pennycress, and his own career favorite, “camelina sativa!” Able to thrive on marginal ground and leap tall buildings in a single bound, Dr. Berhow says camelina may just be the next cancer-curing, nutrition-building, animal-feeding, bio-diesel fueling super-crop of the future! Thank you, DARRELL, for lining up another fascinating Agri-Business Night Program!!

AFTERGLOW 2013 –COMING SOON!!

DANIELLE STODARD came by last week to get things rolling for this year’s post-prom AFTERGLOW, to be held May 11th! Volunteers needed, along with food donations or gift cards to purchase refreshments, new chip-cups, a new t-shirt design, postage for fundraising letters (approved), a budget, and LOTS of donations! Letters will go out soon, seeking contributions to the Project.

SEEING INTO THE FUTURE….

THURSDAY MARCH 28 – NO MEETING (HOLY THURSDAY) FRIDAY MARCH 29 – GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE – PCHS! MONDAY, APRIL 1 – APRIL FOOL’S DAY & BOARD MEETING! THURSDAY, APRIL 4 – CLUB ASSEMBLY HERE AT RAY’S! SATURDAY, APRIL 6 – DIST. ASSEMBLY @ Kishwaukee College! On the Agenda: Club-Runner Training, District Budget & Business Update, Membership, Public Image, Club Officer Training, Literacy & Foundation, New Generations Projects & Scholarships, & Grant Management Training – beneficial to all concerned!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY AGRI-BUSINESS NITE 2013

March 7, 2013

Welcome to PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY’s AGRI- BUSINESS NITE 2013! Rotary President BOB COFOID and our Ag Nite Committee welcome all Farmers, Bankers, Guests, and PCHS FFA Board Members as we join in celebration of National Agriculture Week! We thank you all for coming.. and for your support!! Welcome, all, to Putnam County Rotary!

OUR SPEAKER TONIGHT…..

Our speaker tonight is Mark A. Berhow, PhD, of the National Center for Agricultural Research Service (NCUAR) at the USDA Agriculture Research Service in Peoria! Dr. Berhow holds a Bachelor’s in Life Sciences from the University of Portland, and a PhD in Biochemistry from Washington State University. He began his ARS career as a post-doc at the USDA’s Fruit and Vegetable Chemistry Lab in Pasadena, CA. He has spent most of his professional career as an analytical chemist developing a better understanding of the functional roles of chemical compounds that occur naturally in plants. Dr. Berhow has been with USDA’s National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria since 1994. He is currently a lead scientist in the USDA- ARS’s Functional Foods Research Unit.

WELCOME TO PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY !

WHAT’S ROTARY ?

It’s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....celebrating 108 years of service & fellowship.. ...Meeting weekly over dinner to share information and to discover new ways to meet community needs & concerns... ...Sharing fellowship, friendship and professional liaisons... ...Serving vocational goals of excellence and integrity... ...Offering unique opportunities to participate in global projects! ROTARY......An Opportunity To Serve, To Share, To Participate!

WHO, WHERE, & HOW MUCH?

Rotary serves-- & includes members from --Granville, Standard, McNabb, Hennepin, Mark, Magnolia ….& all points in between! ...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties... no $$ commitments beyond meals, dues, & help with fundraisers! ...Membership is by recommendation of any present member. …Rotary offers the privilege of participation with 1,214,714 fellow Rotarians in Rotary’s 34,216 Clubs in 168 countries, world-wide! ...Attendance is a benefit, though no longer a 100% requirement...

WHY ?

To enjoy the opportunity to meet others within our community who we may not otherwise see or get to know, in our own busy lives; To put our professional & vocational talents to use, serving others... To “give back” to our local communities and to our world community!

THURSDAYS -6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM-AT RAY’S PLACE IN HENNEPIN! YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY! For more info email putnamcountyrotary@gmail.com or visit www.rotary6420.org/granville

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

February 21, 2013

WELCOME TO MORENO’S ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s meeting! Due to parent-teacher conferences tonight, MIKE OLSON will defer hosting our would-be program.

THANK YOU, LINDA!

We will honor LINDA MORENO tonight for hosting us here at Moreno’s on Main for the past six years-plus! Linda is a strong supporter of Rotary and our community projects -- and says she’ll be glad to have us return if we wish! Join us in recognizing Linda and her staff for their service and support over these past years!

& HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROTARY!

Yes, Veronica, there really IS a Paul Harris – and he founded Rotary 108 years ago this week – February 23, 1905 – with fellow members Gustavus Loehr, Hiram Shorey, and Silvester Schiele -- AND the same principal that works today, bringing community leaders and professionals together to meet, eat and share fellowship, while combining interests and talents to serve others!

AG NITE MARCH 7 TH !

Thursday, March 7 at the McNabb Community Building! 6:00 social, 6:30 dinner, $15 each – bring a guest or two, or sponsor an FFA student! Our speaker will be USDA analytical chemist Mark Berhow, PhD, of the Peoria Ag Lab whose job is to find new uses and applications for ag products, particularly soybeans and corn!

ON THE HORIZON….

MONDAY, FEB 25 – BOARD MEETING AT COAL MINERS!
THURSDAY FEB 28 – CLUB ASSEMBLY AT RAY’S PLACE
THURSDAY MARCH 7 – AGRI-BUSINESS NITE – McNABB!
THURSDAY MARCH 14 – DEE BIAGI HOSTS OUR PROGRAM!
THURSDAY MARCH 21 – NO MEETING – DISTRICT EVENT!!
THURSDAY MARCH 28 – NO MEETING (HOLY THURSDAY)
FRIDAY MARCH 29 – GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE – PCHS!

PATCHING THE FOUNDATION

ROTARY FOUNDATION IS LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD BUCKS! Governor-Elect Ruth Lee reports that there has been a steady decline in Rotary Foundation giving since 2005, jeopardizing the work of our global projects AND our District allocation for grants and scholarships, which is based upon the contributions made three years prior. Ruth asks us to encourage everyone to give at some level: with just over four months to go, “Let's make it happen!”

PC EXPO UPDATE

LORI NIMKE will provide an update report tonight, with the “green light” for the committee to begin working on the details! The plan, so far, is for Sunday, June 2 in the PCHS Commons, exhibitor cost $25 for table plus offer of $25 door prize (not required for not-for-profit exhitibors) plus plan for three large door prizes. Still to come… a committee (Lori, Sandy, Brenda and Darlene—applications still being accepted!), a goal (possibly up to 50 exhibitors), a budget, a cooperative role for IV Chamber of Commerce and local business organization in McNabb & Hennepin!

GET THE WORD OUT: JOIN PC ROTARY!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

February 7, 2013

WELCOME BACK TO MORENO’S ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY with a LOT to assemble about! On the agenda: (1) The choice to stay, or to move our meetings to the back room of Ray’s Place in Hennepin; (2) Planning for AG NITE March 7; (3) Preparation for Good Friday Blood Drive March 29; Advance Prep for Afterglow May 11 (4) Possible Business Expo project in June! (5) And new opportunities to expand membership in PUTNAM COUNTY Rotary Club! We hope to also receive a report of last week’s District Grants and Pre-President Training attended by Sandra and Brenda! And we’ll get an update on coming events and programs!
A FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED…. …AND BENEFICIAL TO EVERYONE! LORRAINE TERANDO hosted MP Fair Board Treasurer JOVONNA KOCHER last week at Ray’s Place in Hennepin, with a preview of this year’s “Rock’n A-Fair” July 10-14, and thanks to all who have a hand in making our MP Fair a success! JoVonna retired from her volunteer position as Bd President but continues her 17-year commitment to the Fair in her new capacity as Treasurer. Retired Bd Member Darrell Alleman recounted some of the improvements under JoVonna’s careful watch, including new buildings, blacktop roads, new grandstand seating, and more to come! Put Monday April 8 on your calendar: Annual Spaghetti Dinner at Club LaCon, 4:30-8pm, $7 all ages. JoVonna says that among our unique qualities, we offer free gate and free parking, which brings more people and that brings more willing vendors! “My mantra,” she says: “Community, Commitment, and Cooperation!” Thanks for hosting, Lorraine!!!

AG NITE MARCH 7 TH !

DARRELL ALLEMAN reports that he has a guest lined up for our annual Agri-Business Meeting, to be held Thursday, March 7 at the McNabb Community Building! Our speaker will be USDA analytical chemist Mark Berhow of the Peoria Ag Lab whose job is to find new uses and applications for ag products, particularly soybeans and to a lesser extent, corn! Bring guests -- or host an FFA student!

VALENTINES DAY – MEETING CANCELLED -VALENTINES DAY! THURSDAY FEB 21 - MIKE OLSON HOSTS OUR PROGRAM - LAST MEETING AT MORENO'S -- AND A CHANCE TO THANK LINDA MORENO FOR HOSTING US HERE FOR SEVERAL YEARS! THURSDAY FEB 28 – CLUB ASSEMBLY – RAY'S PLACE IN HENNEPIN! THURSDAY MARCH 7 – AGRI-BUSINESS NITE – McNABB! THURSDAY MARCH 14 – NO MEETING – DISTRICT EVENT AT DEER VALLEY!! THURSDAY MARCH 21 – DEE BIAGI HOSTS OUR PROGRAM AT RAY'S! THURSDAY MARCH 28 – NO MEETING (HOLY THURSDAY) FRIDAY MARCH 29 – GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE – PCHS!

PROJECT IDEA: PC EXPO !

LORI NIMKE has done a LOT of groundwork for a proposal to host a forum for local businesses and service organizations in June, to show off their wares – and restaurants to show off their menu bests! PC EXPO would hopefully attract Exhibitors who would pay Rotary $25 for table space and would offer a gift or door prize to help entice public attendance. And we’d have a new venue to sell our 50-50 tickets!!! Public entry would be FREE! Possible hours 12-3 on a Sunday in June; Possible venue: PCHS commons; Possible committees: (ICB) Initial Contacts with Businesses; (PR) Public Relations & Advertising; (S&D) Set-up & Decorating; (MC) Emcee & Greeting Committee; & (KP) Klean-up; More discussion tonight!

GET THE WORD OUT: JOIN PC ROTARY!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 31, 2013

WELCOME TO RAY’S PLACE in Hennepin ! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides tonight and LORRAINE TERANDO has the privilege of hosting MP Fair Board former Pres. & now Treasurer JOVONNA KOCHER! We hope to get a preview of what’s in store for the 2013 Fair, July 10-14, and some behind-the-scenes info as to how a FAIR becomes as GREAT as our MP Fair is every year! WELCOME !

TOM SIMMONS GIVES VOC PROGRAM!

TOM SIMMONS took on his own program last week to tell us where he came from, geographically and professionally, eventually winding up right here in Putnam County! Tom’s journey began when growing up in the land of Granville’s founders in Granby, Connecticut – separated by the state border from Granville, Massachusetts! His career in manufacturing has taken him to different companies and several cities including a stint in Canada, before settling here ‘bouts and becoming a member of Rotary in 1983! Tom also talked about his and Cindi’s past Avocation, raising, breeding and showing Irish Wolfhounds – once including the country’s #1 Wolfhound! Tom says they still have a couple left, but gone are the days of buying 90-100 lbs of dog food a week! Tom also shared some of our past predictions and his own future projections for US industry and he says, some of those foreign jobs may come back home!

THE SCHEDULE OF THINGS TO COME....

MONDAY FEB 4 – BOARD MEETING AT COAL MINER’S! THURSDAY FEB 7 – CLUB ASSEMBLY AT MORENO’S! VALENTINES DAY – MEETING CANCELLED! THURSDAY FEB 21 - MIKE OLSON HOSTS!

GREG DUFFY INTRODUCED

SCOTT SHORE hosted and introduced us to PC’s new Probation Officer, GREG DUFFY at our meeting two weeks ago. Greg told us a little about himself and his new job duties including supervising deferred prosecution, pre-trial release, probation, supervision or conditional discharge in both juvenile delinquency matters and adult criminal cases, and occasionally preparing background information on juveniles and adults for use in sentencing. Greg holds a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and more than five years’ experience in the probation office of McHenry County in Woodstock. The emphasis in probation is now on “restorative justice,” he said, seeking to compensate victims of crime, while utilizing community rehabilitative resources to address the underlying issues (eg drugs & alcohol) that may have caused a defendant to commit criminal acts.

PADS HOMELESS SHELTER THANKS

MANY THANKS to those who helped put food together and to those who braved the fog to deliver dinner this Tuesday, providing a hearty meal for the approx. 18 homeless neighbors at PADS in Peru.

GET THE WORD OUT: JOIN PC ROTARY!

SANDRA WOEST has calling cards expressing who we are, what we do, AND why we hope to invite others as members of Putnam County Rotary Club. It’s up to US to GET THE WORD OUT!

SHORT TERM YOUTH EXCHANGE NEWS!

Our recruitment efforts have netted one PCHS applicant – Austin Pletsch, PCHS Senior & son of Michael and Debbie Pletsch, will be paired with a student overseas to spend 8 weeks together next summer, 4 weeks in each of their homes! He is among a total of EIGHT applicants District-wide, hoping to head off to European countries including Italy, Spain, Germany, England and Ireland.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 17, 2013

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides tonight and SCOTT SHORE hosts our Program, introducing GREG DUFFY – Putnam County’s NEWEST (& ONLY) PROBATION OFFICER!! Greg will tell us how he landed in Putnam County – and what he hopes to accomplish in his future work with juvenile and adult past offenders! WELCOME TO PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY, GREG!

LAST WEEK: MEET THE PRESS!!
ADRIANE SHORE hosted our Program last week featuring Princeton Rotarian SAM FISHER, SHAW NEWS publisher and new owner of the PC Record & Tonica News, and (former Granville Rotarian and now…) IV Sunrise Rotarian ELIN & CLIFF ARNOLD! Elin shared her comments upon retiring from the news biz that she had purchased in 1979. Cliff and Elin plan to travel in the upcoming years. Cliff is writing a novel and plans to write two more. Elin will return to help staff MidWest Center for Christian Living and will continue her int’l travels with the ministry.

Elin was then surprised with our Club’s “Vocational Service Above Self” award recognizing her commitment to service and to professional excellence in publishing, providing a means of communication and a dependable source of information that has strengthened our community -- and a business that remains a viable weekly newspaper for our future! Elin was presented with an engraved desk decoration AND a check for $100 payable to the charity of her choice, AND a well-deserved standing ovation from our members! Best wishes & Congratulations, Cliff and Elin !

SKI TRIPPIN’ …THIS WEEKEND!

No snow here but there’s PLENTY where Interact’s heading this Sunday – at Cascade Ski Resort north of Madison! There’s room for a chaperone or two if anyone’s interested!

WELCOME TO PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY!

SANDRA WOEST says “pick a card” – in fact take a few! We are now the proud owners of calling cards expressing who we are, what we do, AND why we hope to invite others as members of Putnam County Rotary Club. NOW it’s up to US to GET THE WORD OUT!

FEEDING OUR HOMELESS NEIGHBORS

We confirmed a plan last week to put a new project into the Rotary gear-works –preparing and taking a home-made meal to PADS Homeless Shelter in Peru on Tuesday, January 29 for approx. 12 people. If interested in helping, see BRENDA or SANDRA!

ROTARY READERS

Please sign up with Adriane to read at the PC Primary School next semester… first date is Jan. 18. Ron has the Head Start lineup under control through March –see Ron if you can read in April !

DO YOUR DUES!

Bills are out – please pay asap so that we can send our dues into RI & Dist. 6420! $50 base dues plus “incentive fines” for meetings missed and not made up… see SCOTT if you are not sure of the amount you owe! Dues are due by Feb. 1, PLEASE!

NEXT WEEK – WE’RE HERE AT MORENO’S !

JANUARY 31 – WE’RE AT RAY’S PLACE IN HENNEPIN!p> MONDAY FEB 4 – BOARD MEETING AT COAL MINER’S!p> THURSDAY FEB 7 – CLUB ASSEMBLY AT MORENO’S!p> p>

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 3, 2013

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY with plenty of great ideas to discuss, including our proposed name change to “PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY,” and ideas for rolling out the new more inclusive image for all to see – and join ! We also have “on tap,” our election of next July’s Board of Directors and their selection of a VP! Also on the list, we will discuss a proposed project to provide a hot meal for homeless neighbors, upcoming programs, Interact update and MORE!

BOARD MEMBERS WANTED!

Nominations SO FAR to fill six open seats on the Rotary Board of Directors-- to serve with Pres. Brenda beginning next July 1st are: Justina Boggio, Duane Calbow, Jordan Ellena, Lonna Nauman, Lori Nimke, Adriane Shore & Sandra Woest. The NEW BD will be voted on this week and will then meet to enlist one of their own as VP.

ROTARY READERS

Now is the time for all good readers to come to the aid of their Rotary Club…. Please sign up with Adriane to read at the PC Primary School next semester… first date is Jan. 18. Ron has the Head Start lineup under control through March –see Ron if you can read in April !

CHRISTMAS PROJECT THANKS….

… to Brad P. & Bob Cofoid for arranging for our Rotary Christmas Party at Ray’s Place! …And to all who brought a “white elephant” item to exchange! …And to all who donated items and SANDRA for organizing and delivering needed items to PADS for the homeless … And to BRENDA for the GREAT COOKIES!! A jolly good time was had by all !

… And to all who helped to deliver some 641 poinsettias to area seniors, last Saturday! Our thanks to Van Wingerdens for the plants, to TOM SIMMONS for getting us where the poinsettias needed to be, and to Interact, for supplying more than a dozen volunteers to help load and deliver! If you know of delivery issues, please note them for Tom for next year!!

… And to all who had a hand in WRAPPING for Rotary’s TOYS IN THE PANTRY Project yesterday! Adjunct Chair Cathy Oliveri has said that we are wrapping for about 200 children this year!!

…AND to all who helped deliver Food Pantry Christmas Baskets –and our Toys In The Pantry gifts, at the UCC Church on Dec. 22!

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 6, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY with an agenda that includes upcoming projects, Club name-change, possible membership drive, opening day for nominations to the PC Rotary Board for 2013-14, and more!

SEEMS LIKE JUST LAST WEEK…

MIKE OLSON had the pleasure of introducing one of his former students as last week’s Program presenter, KAYSEE HALEY –M-P 4-H Ambassador, PCHS Sophomore, McNabb Fire Cadet, FFA member, and a motivating voice for fellow students of all ages who feel the pain of bullying and hurtful rumors, along with all the other pressures of growing up! Kaysee gave us first-hand insight and understanding of those who may be pushed to the edge and beyond, if not for supportive teachers, friends, and activities such as 4-H and FFA through which Kaysee has found positive influences in her life, including friends from the area and around the state. Kaysee’s hope is that students-communicating-to-students, we can stop bullying and mean-spirited behaviors that add anguish to injury. It doesn’t just apply to kids – as she puts it, the same behaviors affect adult relationships and workplace tension. Kaysee was accompanied by Anne Scheel of Lake TBird, U of I Extension Program Coordinator for the 4-H Program. Thanks, for hosting a great Program, Mike!

NEXT WEEK…..

PC ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY – 6pm social, 6:30 pm dinner at Ray’s Place in Hennepin – Bring a “white elephant” gift (something $10 or less that have or buy, but would rather give than receive!) Guests welcome! (Buffet price info coming !)

PROJECT PLANNING

SENIORS POINSETTIA PROJECT – Tom Simmons says he’s got his list and checking it twice, for some 641 seniors on the list! If you know of any changes, OR IF YOU CAN DRIVE on 12/15, see Tom!

TOYS IN THE PANTRY – Cathy Oliveri, Chauntelle & volunteers have the toys and gifts ready for the “wrap up” – 5:30 pm Wednesday, December 19 at the UCC Church! If you’re available, even for part of the evening, please stop by to help!!!

FOOD PANTRY CHRISTMAS BASKET PICKUP – We’re asked to help at UCC, on Saturday am December 22 – 8am ’til about 9 or 10 am.

COMING ATTRACTIONS… Thurs, Dec. 13: CHRISTMAS PARTY! Details coming our way!

Sat, Dec. 15: POINSETTIA DELIVERIES! Meet there by 9 am.

Weds, Dec. 19: TOYS IN THE PANTRY wrap party UCC 5:30 pm

Thurs, Dec. 20: LARRY PRIEST hosts our last Program of the year!

Sat, Dec. 22: Food Pantry needs 8-10 Rotarians to help load cars, 8 am!

Thurs., Dec. 27 – Tentatively NO MEETING planned!

BOARD MEMBERS WANTED!

Volunteer or be nominated, for six open seats on the Rotary Board of Directors-- to serve with President Brenda beginning next July 1st !

MEANWHILE THE CURRENT BOARD …

While in session on 12-3: Voted to pay a $200 thank you stipend to Jimmy Carboni as faculty advisor to the PCHS Interact Club (as done last year); Voted to donate $200 to our Toys in the Pantry Project; Agreed to host programs featuring the PC Food Pantry and Toys In the Pantry to learn more about what WE can do to help; Discussed possible membership ideas and possible guest night event!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 29, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s meeting, and MIKE OLSON has the pleasure of introducing our Program, arranged by BRAD POPURELLA, featuring Guests KAYSEE HALEY & SAMANTHA SMOODE!! They will be presenting on their work with FFA. WELCOME TO ROTARY!

Past Events…..

REED WILSON hosted our Program on October 25, featuring IVCC President Dr. JERRY CORCORAN and Community Relations and Development Director FRAN BROLLEY updating us on new programs and new state-of-the-art facilities at IVCC, with a live testimonial to IVCC’s great opportunities from Rebecca Gatlin!

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY on Nov. 1 was productive in beginning the process of becoming PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY – better reflecting our identity AND hopefully encouraging membership growth! Meanwhile we are pressing ahead by inviting friends and neighbors- even relatives! - to join …. “Putnam County Rotary!”

LONNA NAUMAN hosted LaSalle Rotarians Gary and Alissa Gearhart on Nov. 8, to tell us how the LaSalle Rotary Park became a reality and what’s next in the development of the 162-acre grounds!

We cancelled our own Nov. 15 meeting to allow members to attend LaSalle Rotary’s Draw Down! Bob, Darlene, Brenda, Justina & Lonna were there for the BIG WIN but settled for a good time !!

WE’RE INVITED!

LaSalle Rotary invites us to join them (self-pay) for their regular meeting next Monday December 3 at noon at Lock 16 Visitors Center in LaSalle. They are hosting actor Walt Willie from Ottawa, IL who appeared on the soap opera “All My Children” for 25 years, now doing excerpts from his one-man show “Wild Bill Hickok.” Wild Bill, by the way, was born & raised in Troy Grove aka Homer, Illinois!

COMING ATTRACTIONS…

Mon, Dec. 3: Board Meeting 7am at Coal Miners in Mark!

Thurs, Dec. 6: CLUB ASSEMBLY – get those chicken orders in!!

Thurs, Dec. 13: CHRISTMAS PARTY! Details coming our way!

Sat, Dec. 15: POINSETTIA DELIVERIES! Meet there by 9 am.

Thurs, Dec. 20: LARRY PRIEST hosts our last Program of the year!

Sat, Dec. 22: Food Pantry needs 8-10 Rotarians to help load cars, 8 am!

Thurs., Dec. 27 – Tentatively NO MEETING planned!

ELECTION SEASON ….. AGAIN!

But this time it’s for SIX seats on the Rotary Board of Directors, to serve with Brenda and Bobby, and to elect from among the six, our NEXT VP! The new Board will become “official” on July 1. The season opens at next Thursday’s Club Assembly!

And On A Personal Note From Us All…..

Condolences to Justina Boggio and family upon the passing of grandpa Joe Boggio yesterday, Nov. 18. Arrangements are pending.

CONGRATS to BRAD POPURELLA on your shingle-shift to the Wimbiscus Law Firm in Spring Valley!

CONGRATS to Rotarians taking or retaining elected seats following last month’s REAL vote – Jim, Duane, Justina, Jordan & Chauntelle!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 25, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s meeting, and REED WILSON hosts our Program, featuring IVCC President Dr. JERRY CORCORAN and Community Relations and Development Director FRAN BROLLEY! Our guests will update us on the construction status of the new Community Technology Center (CTC) -- an 80,000 sq. ft. building -- the centerpiece of a $30 million project upgrading industrial and wind energy technology as well as student services. WELCOME, JERRY AND FRAN!

PCEF TRIVIA NIGHT – THIRD PLACE !!!

Our FIRST PLACE trophy from the PCEF’s first Trivia Night event held in 2004 now gets company on the shelf, joined by this year’s THIRD PLACE WIN! Team members included Scott & Adriane Shore, Betty Johnson, Rico Eattoni, Reed Wilson, Lonna and son Jesse Nauman, Jim Mack, Brenda Bickerman, Bob & Darlene Cofoid. Ron McNeill was also present, but on a competing team -- and Jay McCracken served as impartial moderator! The memory of Bill Klein, Rotarian, Paul Harris Fellow and benefactor, twice president of Granville Rotary, avid hunter and outdoorsman, former Granville police chief, local businessman, strong supporter of youth and of PCEF, and Rotary Team Captain in our first big win, was honored by the re-naming of the annual event after his untimely passing on September 5, 2004. Bill had provided the name for our first trivia team, “Illegitimis Non Carborundum” – taken from a Harvard sports fight song translating to “Don’t let the bastards grind you down!” Team members then included Bill Klein, Vic Lenkaitis, Reed Wilson, Scott Shore & David Shore, who lived up to the creed!

LAST WEEK’S BACK-HEALER

LORI NIMKE hosted Dr.s Eric Anderson, and Rhonda Marty-Anderson, Lostant Chiropractors following the tradition of Rhonda’s father and grandfather, dba Marty Chiropractic, with new offices at Rtes 18 and 251 in Lostant! Celebrating 16 years of marriage this month, both docs are Palmer College of Chiropractic grads and apply the “Gonstead Technique” in their practice. THANKS, LORI!

NEWSWORTHY NEWS…..

TOYS IN THE PANTRY volunteers aren’t just playin’ around when it comes to pork chop dinners – Cathy Oliveri and company raised $1300 net and have already received another $400 more, so far!

THE PCEF INTERACT CLUB pulled off a GREAT Halloween Parade and Party in McNabb this Sunday, hosting over 80 kids and a lot of adults with them – a true leadership and learning experience for the Interact crew…. and a fantastic success!!! The can drive for PC Food Pantry netted a LOT of goods, too!! Many thanks to those who donated money, prizes, time, talent, and baked goods for the event--& special thanks to Interactor Angela Starkey for chairing!

COMING EVENTS

 MONDAY OCT. 29 - 7am BOARD MEETING at Coal Miners!
 THURSDAY, Nov. 1 – CLUB ASSEMBLY & chicken nite!  THURSDAY, Nov. 8 – LONNA NAUMAN’s guests will take us on a “tour of the future” of the LaSalle Rotary Park!
 THURSDAY, Nov. 15 – Mike Olson hosts…
….& it’s also the date of LaSalle Rotary’s annual Draw Down!
 Thursday, Nov. 22 –no meeting. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
 Thursday, Nov. 29 – BRAD POPURELLA hosts our Program!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 18, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s meeting, and LORI NIMKE has the honor of hosting Program Guests Dr. Eric Anderson, DC and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, and Dr. Rhonda Marty-Anderson, DC, Lostant High grad and third generation chiropractor! They’re keeping the tradition going under the practice name of Marty Chiropractic, with new offices at Rtes 18 and 251 in Lostant! Both are Palmer College of Chiropractic grads and both apply the “Gonstead Technique” in their practice. One more item they have in common…the “pair o‘ docs” celebrate their 6th anniversary as husband and wife, this month! WELCOME TO ROTARY, DR.s ERIC & RHONDA!

NEWSWORTHY NEWS…..

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY two weeks ago covered topics including membership, poinsettias, Road Apple Bingo, Interact, Foundation, Dictionaries, CPASA, Partners In Education, PCEF Trivia Nite (tomorrow!), and a review of Board Action taken at Oct. 1’s meeting! Lori Nimke also provided info on the Henry Expo, which could serve as a model for an innovative project here in Putnam County!

Our Rotary Club made a super-STRONG showing at the Partners In Education “helicopter drop,” followed by presentations, dinner and parent workshops last Thursday – it was an incredible success – 312 adults and children attended – three times the number expected! The Parents Advisory Committee thanks our Club for our support, for all our volunteers, and all who attended!

THE INTERACT HALLOWEEN PARADE AND PARTY for kids ages 1-12 happens THIS SUNDAY 3:30 pm at the McNabb Hall – cakes and cookies are needed as refreshments AND as cake-walk prizes! Please bring items to McNabb Hall by 3pm Sunday!

LITERACY:

 ROTARY READERS at Head Start – 2 x 20 minutes /month (about 10 am). Jan. & April are still open – please sign up !

 And SIGN UP to read at PCPS in Granville on 1st and 3rd Fridays, 9-9:20 am for Pre-K, 1 - 1:20 Pre-K and 1:30 - 2:00 with Kindergarteners, beginning tomorrow - October 19!We still need readers for AM November 16 and December 7 !

 DICTIONARIES–The WHOLE committee was on hand for our annual distribution of dictionaries to 3rd Graders on Oct. 9 !

COMING EVENTS:

 TOMORROW – PCEF’s TRIVIA NIGHT CONTEST – AND WE’RE IN IT TO WIN! This is the 7th Annual Bill Klein Memorial event -- so named after Bill’s passing, as he was the captain of our first Rotary team in 2004 – and we WON! Come if you can -- 6:45 pm Friday in the PCHS Media Center – we’ll “ROTATE” in members as we go -- to keep our brain gears in motion !

 THIS SATURDAY - District “MEMBERSHIP & PR” workshop in Sterling – Bobby and Brenda will attend!!

 NEXT WEEK – Reed Wilson hosts IVCC President Dr. Jerry Corcoran to tell us what’s new on the community college campus!

 MONDAY OCT. 29 7 am BOARD MEETING at Coal Miners!

 THURSDAY, November 1 – CLUB ASSEMBLY!

 THURSDAY, November 8 – LONNA NAUMAN hosts!  THURSDAY, November 15 – Mike Olson hosts…

….And it’s also the date of LaSalle Rotary Draw Down! WELCOME TO ROTARY !

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October 4, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY featuring topics including Membership, Poinsettias, Road Apple Report, Planning for upcoming projects, and a review of Board Action taken at the Board’s Oct. 1 meeting!

PAST EVENTS…

JIM MACK hosted Program guest ANDY CERESA, PC Probation Officer, on Sept. 20, to promote CPASA’s “P2D2” PROJECT to collect unused prescription drugs, needles etc on Sat., Sept. 29!

Club Condolences to Margaret and family of our friend and Charter Member, WWII Veteran and consummate community volunteer Jeno Bonucchi, who passed away on September 22 at the age of 94. We & community will long remember and will truly miss you, Jeno.

THE SHORES hosted our fall family picnic at their home on Sept. 27, bringing together a lot of great food and fellowship too!

ROAD APPLE BINGO left its mark, at Boggio’s Fall Festival on Sept 29, with Daisy the pony selecting BRANDON McNEILL’s square to land her $1000 Road Apple! Our ten $100 drawings went to: Nathan Buffington, Becky Perkins, Pat Harrison, Adriane Shore, Matt Powers, Kim Goodbred, Denise Boggio, Clarke Harrison, Jason Miller and Matt Hostetter! A BIG thanks to Marilyn Calbow and committee for making it all happen, Boggio’s for hosting, and Passini’s for the use of Daisy! Ticket sales were unfortunately about 60 light, cutting into the profits.

LITERACY:

 ROTARY READERS at Head Start – 2 x 20 minutes /month (about 10 am). Jan. & April are still open – please sign up !

 And SIGN UP to read at PCPS in Granville on 1st and 3rd Fridays, 9-9:20 am for Pre-K, 1 - 1:20 Pre-K and 1:30 - 2:00 with Kindergarteners, beginning October 19!

 DICTIONARIES–still waiting… hopefully arriving this week!

COMING EVENTS:

 This Saturday – District “New Generations” meeting in Sterling – Scott & Adriane and hopefully a few Interactors to attend!

 THIS SUNDAY – October 7 – Toys In the Pantry Porkchop Dinner at the Clover Club, 4-7 pm! $9 for 1 chop, $11 for 2 chops, 50₵ for carryout – come & support our Toys Project!

 Next Thursday October 11 – All members to attend Partners In Education at PCHS… Helicopter lands 5:30, anti-drug presentation, (free) dinner, and breakout sessions follow, til 7 pm.

 Thursday, October 18: Lori Nimke will host chiropractors Dr. Rhonda Marty-Anderson and Dr. Eric Anderson!

 Friday, October 19: PCEF TRIVIA CONTEST – & we’re in!

 Saturday, October 20 – District Membership and Public Image meeting, 9-12am, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 703 3rd St., Sterling.

 Thursday, Oct. 25: Dr. Corcoran (IVCC Pres.) coming (…host?)

BOARD BUSINESS:

Board Action taken on Oct. 1 incuded: routine bills approved; Road Apple report reviewed and new plywood sign commissioned; approved purchase of LaSalle Rotary Drawdown ticket @$50 for Nov. 15, and members can pitch in for additional tickets in name of Granville Rotary; Rotary Foundation match money expanded to match donations of those who had been giving incrementally prior to our match offer in August. Future incremental donors will qualify for match money drawings when next offered.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

September 20, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides tonight, and JIM MACK hosts our Program, to be presented by PC PROBATION OFFICER ANDY CERESA! Andy will give us the “scoop” on this month’s CPASA “P2D2” project –hoping to get unused prescription drugs out of our medicine cabinets, and out of harm’s reach! The project aims to increase awareness of prescription drug theft and abuse, while also providing a safe way to dispose of expired or unneeded drugs without polluting our landfills and water sources. Andy can also fill us in on other issues facing our community, and his “tools of the trade” for dealing particularly with young offenders. WELCOME TO ROTARY, ANDY!

HIGHLIGHTING THE HIGHLIGHTS

ROAD APPLE BINGO – 1pm Sat, Sept. 29 – SELL THOSE TICKETS-- & by the way, turn in the stubs and money for the tickets you’ve sold ---and take some more if you can!!!

ROTARY READERS: SIGN UP to read at Head Start – two 20 minute sessions per month (each beginning just after 10 am). January March and April are still open…. Sign up for one or both sessions for that month; then call Janelle 339-2410 to pick your specific day(s)!

More literacy news coming –

DICTIONARIES will be here within the next couple of weeks!! PC PRIMARY ROTARY READERS for K & pre-K will begin Friday, Oct. 19 – first and third Fridays, school calendar permitting -- times & sign-up sheet will be available soon!

CLUB PICNIC NEXT WEEK – at Shores’ -- 409 Hennepin St. in Granville – 6 pm Thurs Sept 27! We have the dogs, brauts, drinks, table service & chips ….Please bring a dish to pass – your pick!!!

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION event Thursday October 11 -- 5:30 helicopter landing & anti-drugs speech, free pizza dinner at 6 pm, parent workshops 6:30 – 7 pm, all at PCHS. Sign up to help serve dinner and to help direct guests – We’re to attend as a Club, in lieu of our regular meeting ….(& We are one of the “Partners!”)

HELP! HELP! LaSalle Rotary Park needs our help to assemble wheelchair accessible playground equipment (saving their Club $50,000!) supervised by a team from the vendor Friday Sept. 21- Sunday Sept 23, 7 am to dusk, many jobs available—light work too! Use north entrance near Oakwood Cemetery off US Rte 6 just west of I-39. Sign up tonight! Also… LaSalle Rotary offers a great program on the park project -- available on request !!

SHARING THE OPPORTUNITY OF SERVICE AND FELLOWSHIP

“The FUZ” says our membership committee is receiving our flood of suggestions to help develop a strategy for increasing our numbers, strength and FUN! If you have ideas for bringing in new members, submit them to Fuzzy, Rico or Brad!.... And meanwhile, OFFER THE OPPORTUNITY !!!

DID YOU KNOW…. While our Rotary Club has remained strong over these 45 years, not all Clubs can say the same! We were founded by the former VARNA ROTARY CLUB whose OTHER claim to fame was former Dist. Gov. J. Turner Mills! Another area Club of the past was the OGLESBY ROTARY CLUB which used to be a Wednesday hot-spot for fried chicken at Tonica’s Village Inn! And SPRING VALLEY ROTARY CLUB had a long and proud history at Verucchi’s! What makes OUR Club so strong? WE DO !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

September 13, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides tonight, and RON McNEILL has provided a ROTARY TRIVIA program though unable to attend. Are you a “thinker” or a “guesser???!”

DAYS OF RECENT PAST….

Governor Bob Hammon made his official visit to our Club on August 16, sharing Rotary’s goal of “PEACE THROUGH SERVICE” and our District hope of sponsoring a vocational literacy training team to Belize to work with teachers there, and a friendship exchange for Rotarians to travel to/from Germany! Governor Bob’s also promoting our next District Conf. May 3-4, 2013 at Timber Creek near Sandwich – including a stick-pony race?! Join the fun!

LISA JOHNSON hosted her own Program on August 23, telling us about her very personal experience with pacemakers and defibrillators – on her third one now, and due for a fourth soon! She says pacemakers stimulate the heart to regulate it, while the defib shocks it into working order – and we’re glad they work !

JAY McCRACKEN hosted PC teacher, tech guru and webmaster ED SCHMIDT on Aug. 30, taking us on a virtual tour of the PC Schools new Website providing over 6,000 pages of information, education, entertainment and more, and a similar number of photos, visited by more than 16,500 “hits” per month!

The Board Meeting and Club Assembly of Sept 6 netted the following: (1) Membership – ideas to get “pro-active!” – promoting the Club and identifying us as area-wide! (2) Meetings – first meeting of the month to be Club Assembly and committee meetings; weeks 2 and 4 to each host a Program; Week 3 to be a FUN NIGHT!

CLUB PRESENTS $500 GRANT !

Pres. Bobby handed a Club check to ANDY JACKSON last week, toward purchase of an IV Training manikin arm (or two) to teach IV skills to EMS staff – definitely beneficial to all concerned!!!

MORE GOOD NEWS….

ROAD APPLE BINGO – 1pm Sat, Sept. 29 – SELL THOSE TICKETS! -- Marilyn’s got plenty more where those came from!

ROTARY READERS: SIGN UP to read at Head Start – two 20 minute sessions per month (each beginning just after 10 am). Sign up for a month October – April …. one or both sessions, and then call Janelle 339-2410 to pick your specific day(s)! More literacy news coming soon – PC Primary Reading Project and DICTIONARIES will be arriving within the next couple of weeks!!

CLUB PICNIC at Shores’ -- 409 Hennepin St. in Granville – 6 pm Thursday Sept 27! We have the dogs, brauts, drinks, table service and chips …. Please bring a dish to pass – your pick!!!

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION event Thursday October 11 -- 5:30 helicopter landing & anti-drugs speech, free pizza dinner at 6 pm, parent workshops 6:30 – 7 pm, all at PCHS. Sign up to help serve dinner and to help direct guests – We’re to attend as a Club, in lieu of our regular meeting ….(& We are one of the “Partners!”)

HELP! HELP! LaSalle Rotary Park needs our help to assemble wheelchair accessible playground equipment (saving their Club $50,000!) supervised by a team from the vendor Friday Sept. 21- Sunday Sept 23, 7 am to dusk, many jobs available—light work too! Use north entrance near Oakwood Cemetery off US Rte 6 just west of I-39. Sign up tonight! Also… LaSalle Rotary offers a great program on the park project -- available on request !!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY GOVERNOR’S NITE!

August 16, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides tonight, with the honor of hosting ROTARY DISTRICT 6420 GOVERNOR BOB HAMMON! Welcome, GOVERNOR BOB !

A WORD (OR 2) ABOUT OUR GOVERNOR…..

Governor Bob hails from Sycamore Rotary Club where he has been a member since 1984, serving as President 1992-1993, as District Conference Chair in 2002-2003, and as an Assistant Governor 2005-2009 while also participating in Sycamore Rotary’s many great projects. Bob’s wife, Diane, is a Charter member and Past Presdient of the Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club and has served in the past on the District RYLA Committee. Bob and Diane are Paul Harris Fellows. In addition to his leadership and participation in Rotary, Bob has been active, and often recognized, in numerous Sycamore-area projects and organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Masonic Lodge, Clinton Consistory and KAABA Shrine, and more!

Bob is a retired School Superintendent who rose through the ranks from teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant Super with 21 years’ service to the Sycamore District before retiring. He’s a WIU grad with a BA, MA, EdSp, and a PhD from U of Iowa. Since retirement Bob has been a business/education consultant, an interim Superintendent, & an adjunct prof at Olivet Nazarene University!

Bob and Diane have two children and four grandchildren, adding to his hobbies that also include boating, motorcycling, traveling reading, AND cooking … all at once!

LAST WEEK’S HEALTH TIPS

BETTY JOHNSON hosted AND presented last week’s Program, offering helpful guidance in taking advantage of many area therapy options offered by the YMCA, Princeton MetroCenter, and area hospital therapy services. With the professional experience of over 50 years in nursing and the practical experience of now being on the consumer end, Betty says it’s good medicine, and it’s well worth the effort to stay fit & to keep our hearts beating -- and even helps to overcome many physical issues!! Whether it’s warm water therapy, massage, sports rehab or recovery, Betty says it’s worth the cost!

“ROAD APPLE BINGO” – SEPTEMBER 29!

Mark your calendar and pick your square! The Committee says we’re puttin’ our money on the pony (rather than the cow) again this year! Tickets to be printed, in our hands, and “on the road” soon!

… AND MORE CALENDAR NOTES!

Aug 23: LISA JOHNSON hosts our Program next week!! Aug. 30: JAY McCRACKEN hosts our Program! Sept. 6: BOARD MEETING (moved from Labor Day to) 5:30 pm followed by FRIED CHICKENS… & our next CLUB ASSEMBLY! Sept. 13: RON McNEILL hosts our Program! Sept. 20: JIM MACK hosts! Sept. 27: LONNA NAUMAN hosts! SATURDAY, SEPT 29 – “ROAD APPLE BINGO” TIME – 1PM! MONDAY, OCTOBER 1 – 7AM BOARD MEETING IN MARK! Oct. 4: CLUB ASSEMBLY! Oct. 11 – LORI NIMKE hosts! Oct. 18 -- MIKE OLSEN gets to host his FIRST program ever! Oct. 25 – BRAD POPURELLA hosts! ~~ Please keep your Bulletin Editor advised as to guest & program plans! ~~

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

August 9, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides tonight, and BETTY JOHNSON hosts tonight’s Program!

THREE WEEKS AGO…. ANDY JACKSON presented his own Program, briefly leaving us with a few hot (or wet) tips for pool safety before being called away to save the day (somewhere!)

TWO WEEKS AGO….. Our Annual INTERACT PICNIC turned out to be an indoor event (again!) but with plenty of good brauts, dogs, and dishes to pass! About 10 Interact members and about 20 Rotarians & spouses had the opportunity to meet Kelly McCleary of Tonica, and her Rotary Short Term Youth Exchange counterpart, Nadine Bugert of Germany, as the two shared their experiences and impressions of one another’s countries, both agreeing that it is the experience of a lifetime!

LAST WEEK’S CLUB ASSEMBLY provided a chance to prep for our booth at Granville’s Cruise-in on August 3 and Interact-Rotary Blood Drive August 4, Governor’s Nite August 16, and Grant Training for which Jordan and Sandy are available on August 18, with some pre-plan discussion for membership development and cow pie bingo! We also offered extra match-money for contributors to Rotary Foundation, from $394 in the Happy Bucks till. Those donating included Jim and Brenda for $50 each! In addition, Ron has donated $215, Brenda $100, Jim $100, and the Club has pitched in a total of $465 so far toward Polio Eradication! –Thanks to all !!!!

CRUISE-IN REPORT: Lots of competition, few sales, no profits ….. but lots of good Rotary will! The organizers promise there will NOT be overlap or duplication of water & soda sales next year! Many thanks to those who helped out on August 3rd!

BLOOD DRIVE NUMBERS: Interact, Rotary and the Red Cross are thankful to those who put their blood on the line to save others’ lives last Saturday, August 4 ! Fifteen donors signed in, a majority of whom were PCHS students. In all, eleven units of blood were successfully accepted, each having the potential to help three to four people in need. Nice work, team!

GOVERNOR’S NITE NEXT THURS., AUG 16 –GOV’S NIGHT – & 100% Attendance!! PLEASE be on hand to meet Rotary District Governor Bob Hammon (Sycamore Rotary) on his “official visit” next week!!!

WELCOME, MIKE OLSON!

MIKE OLSON was installed as a member of Rotary on July 12, with a “pinning assist” from Mike’s wife AMY and official welcome by Club Sec’y SCOTT SHORE! Mike was proposed for membership by JAY McCRACKEN under the classification of Elementary School Principal, reflecting his new post in Hennepin! The Olsons first moved to PC in 1997 when Mike began teaching social studies & coaching baseball, basketball, and scholastic bowl at the Junior High. Mike has a Bachelors in Education from ISU, a Masters in Education from ISU and a Masters in Administration from Aurora University. Amy teaches 5th Grade at Lostant Grade School. The Olsons live in Timberline, surrounded by 3 kids- Luke-10 Chad-8 and Payton-3! WELCOME TO ROTARY, MIKE !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 19, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. BOBBY COFOID presides tonight, and ANDY JACKSON will take on his own Program, to tell us what we need to know for safe boating and safe (pool) swimming!

MATCH MONEY FREE FOR THE ASKING!

YOUR CHANCE TO DONATE! Our Happy Bucks Basket has $394 in it for Rotary Foundation – available to match your donation, if you act by August 2nd! – and it all counts toward a lifetime goal of becoming a $1,000 Paul Harris Fellow! Additionally, if you are not yet a Rotary Foundation “Sustaining Member” (pre-Paul Harris Fellowship), our Club will match YOUR FIRST $50 – so a donation of $50 would be credited as $150 including your $50, the Clubs $50 and another $50 from the Happy Bucks Basket! – there’s no obligation to donate, but what a deal!

COMING SOON !

NEXT THURSDAY July 26 – ROTARY – INTERACT PICNIC at Granville’s Hopkins Park (at UCC if inclement weather) – 6pm –Please remember to bring a dish to pass! MONDAY, JULY 30 –BOARD TO MEET IN MARK – 7am !!! THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 – Regular Meeting – at Moreno’s! FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 – CRUISE NITE downtown Granville. We will be selling soda and water, $1each ! SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 – Interact-Rotary Blood Drive at PCHS! THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 – Regular meeting night at Moreno’s! THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 – PLAN AHEAD FOR GOV’S NIGHT!

WELCOME, MIKE OLSON!

MIKE OLSON was installed as a member of Rotary tonight, with a “pinning assist” from Mike’s wife AMY and official ceremonies by Club Sec’y SCOTT SHORE! Mike was proposed for membership by JAY McCRACKEN under the classification of Elementary School Principal, reflecting his new post in Hennepin! The Olsons first moved to PC in 1997 when Mike began teaching social studies & coaching baseball, basketball, and scholastic bowl at the Junior High. Mike has a Bachelors in Education from ISU, a Masters in Education from ISU and a Masters in Administration from Aurora University. Amy teaches 5th Grade at Lostant Grade School. The Olsons live in Timberline, surrounded by 3 kids- Luke-10 Chad-8 and Payton-3! WELCOME, MIKE !

ROTARY LOCAL.. ROTARY REGIONAL.. ROTARY INTERNATIONAL!

Thinking about a trip? Think about attending Rotary there – just for the FUN of it! Check out your next “destination meeting” at rotary.org (Club Finder, upper right)! Locally, we have these great make-up opportunities:

MONDAYs

Henry -- Monday Noon – River Valley Bowl – corner of Rtes 18 & 29 Wenona – Monday Noon – Bicentennial Bldg, next to the bank LaSalle - Monday Noon – Lock 16 Visitors’ Center, Joliet (351) and 1st St. TUESDAYs

Princeton -- Tuesday Noon - BPOE Elks (near corner of Rtes 6 and 26) WEDNESDAYs

Lacon -- Wednesday Noon - Club LaCon Walnut – Wednesday 11:45 am – Walnut Café, 122 S. Main St. THURSDAYs

Chillicothe – Thursday 7am – Happy Thoughts Café, 953 N. Second St. Illinois Valley Sunrise -- Thursday 7 am – Maples 1401 Shooting Park Rd., Peru Toluca --Thursday Noon –SUDS, 112 N. Main St. FRIDAYs

Peru - Friday Noon – Maples Supper Club, 1401 Shooting Park Rd. (and there are PLENTY where those came from!!)

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 12, 2012

WELCOME, Rotarians & Guests ! NEW PRESIDENT BOBBY COFOID shifts the gavel into “drive” tonight after VP BRENDA BICKERMAN gave us a “test run” last week! On the agenda, a surprise possibility (or not) of a program, installation of MIKE OLSON as our newest Rotary member, introduction of Fr. TOM MIZEUR of Lacon Rotary as our new Assistant Gov., and a run-down of progress and committees on upcoming projects!

INSTALLATION NIGHT NEWS BRIEFS

Our Annual Banquet held June 28 at Rolando’s was a memorable experience, with the Club’s true thanks (and clock-plaque, personal scrapbook, and past-presidential pin) given to JIM MACK -- all for a job REALLY WELL DONE! Jim in turn thanked each Rotarian for “special contributions” to the success of the past year, punctuated with a Rotary coin momento -- and special thanks to Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer for past service as Club Treasurer, Sandra Woest for past service as Grants Chair, Jeno and Margaret Bonucchi for being part of the Rotary Clan since the clan began (in 1967!), and Adriane Shore for past service as our area-wide Assistant Governor! Secretary Scott Shore presented perfect attendance pins to a record total of 21 members, and had the honor of installing Bobby and his “board of renowns!” SCOTT also presented the Club’s “STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF” award to LEAH ROLANDO, while JIM MACK presented our “COMMUNITY SERVICE ABOVE SELF” award to LINDA BEAN! … & BOBBY C. had the pleasure of ringing the final bell, ending a great year and starting an even better one to come!

WELCOME, MIKE OLSON!

MIKE OLSON will be installed as a member of Rotary tonight, with a “pinning assist” from Mike’s wife AMY OLSON and official ceremonies by Club Sec’y SCOTT SHORE! Mike is proposed for membership by JAY McCRACKEN under the classification of Elementary School Principal, reflecting his new post in Hennepin! The Olsons first moved to PC in 1997 when Mike began teaching social studies & coaching baseball, basketball, and scholastic bowl at the Junior High. Mike has a Bachelors in Education from ISU, a Masters in Education from ISU and a Masters in Administration from Aurora University. Amy teaches 5th Grade at Lostant Grade School. The Olsons live in Timberline, surrounded by 3 kids- Luke-10 Chad-8 and Payton-3! WELCOME TO ROTARY, MIKE & AMY !!!

EXTRA…EXTRA…BOARD MEETS!

WELL, it seemed like big news at the time (7am!) on July 2. Among the items addressed: Bills approved, Ag Nite bill to be adjusted (Brenda to handle), new member Mike Olson approved, 50-50 progress reviewed, future meetings set (all first Mondays except that meetings are backed up one week for August, November and April to fall before our Club Assemblies those months); District grant eligibility discussed with a plan to reinstate our eligibility for next year and Sandy agrees to stay on ship for this year and next! Rotary Foundation match money (about $300) will be split among any who want to donate by August 2! Discussion was held responding to Cruise Nite coordinator request that we provide brautwurst in addition to soda and water but board opted out due to uncertainty of weather etc., and our busy project schedule the week prior (Interact picnic) & day after (Blood Drive)!

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INSTALLATION NITE ’12!

June 28, 2012

WELCOME, Rotarians & Guests ! ON-HIS-WAY-OUT PRES. JIM MACK gets to preside over tonight’s opening ceremonies, and INCOMING PRES. BOBBY COFOID will hold the business-end of the gavel to conclude, as we celebrate a fantastic year in the immediate past and look forward to even MORE great times immediately ahead!! Our thanks to all who are here for the event!

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

Our Club genuinely thanks JIM MACK and his hard-working early-rising Board, for guiding us through our agenda of great programs, successful projects and many enjoyable events this past year! Hats off to Jim, VP Bobby, and Board Members Brenda Bickerman, Duane Calbow, Andy Jackson, Lonna Nauman, Adriane Shore and Sandra Woest! Thanks to all who made the year great! Thanks also to CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER who will retire from the prestigious title of Club Treasurer as of….. tonight !

WELCOME ABOARD, BOARD!

Club Secretary Scott Shore will have the honor tonight of installing our President, VP and Board! In addition to President Bobby Cofoid and VP Brenda Bickerman, we install Directors Justina Boggio, Duane Calbow, Jordan Ellena, Jim Mack, Brad Popurella and Sandy Woest! …and JORDAN ELLENA has agreed to take on the (now available) job title of Club Treasurer! . Thanks -- and best wishes to all!

ATTENDANCE -- AND LOTS OF IT!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HONOREES for perfect attendance throughout this past year! honors to those who have had perfect attendance throughout the year, either by attending each meeting or by receiving credit for attending other meetings, club projects, or “making up” meetings on-line. Those honored included (alphabetically): Darrell Alleman, Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer, Brenda Bickerman, Justina Boggio, Duane and Marilyn Calbow, Bob and Darlene Cofoid, Jordan Ellena, Lisa Johnson, Jim Mack, Jay McCracken, Ron McNeill, Lonna Nauman, Larry Priest, Scott and Adriane Shore, Tom Simmons, Lorraine Terando, Reed Wilson, and Sandra Woest. CONGRATS TO ALL & thanks for GIVING it your all!

LAST WEEK’S “ENTERPRISING” PROGRAM…

JORDAN ELLENA hosted former boss BEN WILSON from North Central Illinois Council of Government (NCICG) last week, with the good, the bad, and the economic benefit of our local Enterprise Zone! There’s more to it than meets the eye OR the pocketbook! Thanks, Jordan, for the VERY informative program!!!

RI Pres. Presents A Theme Of Few Words!

RI President-elect SAKUJI TANAKA will ask Rotarians to build Peace Through Service in 2012-13. "Peace is not something that can only be achieved through agreements, by governments, or through heroic struggles. It is something that we can find and that we can achieve, every day and in many simple ways." Tanaka, a businessman from the greater Tokyo metropolitan area, joined the Rotary Club of Yashio, in 1975, says he realized that by helping others, even in the simplest of ways, he could help to build peace following in the Japanese (and Rotary International) tradition of putting the needs of society above the needs of the individual.

NEXT: New Board meets 7am Mon. July 2 at Coal Miners! Happy Independence Day July 4! Club Assembly (& chicken!) July 5!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 21, 2012

WELCOME ! Pres. JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting and JORDAN ELLENA hosts, introducing BEN WILSON from North Central Illinois Council of Government (NCICG). He is the Council's Community Development Director. Ben will speak on the Council, what they do, and how they are helping make our communities better places to live and work!! WELCOME, BEN !!

HOW TO ASSEMBLE A CLUB….

We packed a lot in, at last week’s CLUB ASSEMBLY, including the following: (1) 50-50 Raffle Ticket Sales – anyone with tickets outstanding must have them in by tonight or the committee will put the holder’s name on the ticket -- so that you get what you just paid for! Please turn in all money and stubs asap. (2) Granville Cruise-In Nite: Friday, August 3 – Club voted to host the water/soda concession stand. (3) Dues will remain at $50 to cover District and Rotary International dues we pay out. (4) Gift thank you’s suggested for specified adjunct Rotary volunteer (info on file). (5) Board minutes reviewed, no objection noted, minutes approved (bills approved for payment, Service Above Self recipient approved, treas report forthcoming and JORDAN ELLENA taking over the books for CHAUNTELLE as of July 1, Food Pantry request for weekly grocery-carrying aid was discussed and declined; Membership prospects identified, Ag in Classroom and 4-H trophy donations approve; Club Runner website management fee approved); (6) Committee preferences requested for next year – ask for a list if you were not present last week! and (6) best of all, RICO EATTONI WAS INSTALLED!

WELCOME, RICO EATTONI !

ENRICO “RICO” EATTONI was installed last week as a member of Granville Rotary, proposed for membership by SCOTT SHORE with the classification of “Attorney at Law!” Rico is the son of Joseph and Connie Eattoni, and dad was on “hand” to do the “pinning!” Rico graduated from St. Bede in ’03, attended IVCC, U of I, and NIU Law, and is now associated with attorney Gary Peterlin in the firm of Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni and Brolley, LLC…. WELCOME TO ROTARY, ENRICO!!!

What’s Comin’…..

Annual Banquet next week - 6/28 at Rolandos – 6 pm social, 6:30 pm dinner… $15 each. Let Bob know that you are coming! Service Above Self awards, New Board to be installed (Pres. Bob, VP Brenda, and Justina, Duane, Jordan, Jim Mack, Brad and Sandy!

NEW BOARD will meet Monday July 2nd @ 7am at Coal Miners.

President Bob’s (and our) first Club Assembly of the year on 7/5! – Let’s make it a 100% attendance meeting!

Matt Hostetter hosts on July 12;

Andy Jackson hosts on July 19;

and Betty Johnson’s program on July 26 falls on the night of our Interact cookout @ the Park (if rain we move indoors into UCC!)

Bob’s SECOND Board Meeting will happen on June 30 at 7am ---before the next Club Assembly that will happen on August 2nd !

Granville Cruise-in, Friday August 3: 5-8 pm; please lend a couple hands to help at our Rotary booth selling soda and water!

Interact-Rotary Summer Blood Drive – Saturday, August 4, 9am to 1pm --- help needed for setup help, kitchen crew and tear down!

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June 14, 2012

WELCOME BACK! Pres. JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting and CLUB ASSEMBLY, delayed a week due to conflicts preventing our gathering last week. ON THE AGENDA: An installation of our newest member!; Upcoming programs and events; Board meeting minutes from 6-4; Promotion of 50-50 ticket sales; AND MORE!

CATCHING UP ON OLD TIMES….

JUSTINA BOGGIO hosted PCHS students AMELIA LINDSTROM and NOAH DeBATES, on May 17 to tell us about their RYLA experience two weeks prior! Both thanked us for sponsoring them for “a great experience, and a lot of fun!” They described the great motivational speakers, challenging team leadership exercises and group activities, a Saturday night social event, and the opportunity both appreciated to connect with others. A total of 103 students from our District’s 48 Clubs participated.

DUANE CALBOW hosted MARY ALICE STECK on May 24, challenging us to imagine a world without Malaria. The goal of a joint effort by the UN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Methodist Church hopes to make that a reality in Africa within the next three years!!

MARILYN CALBOW hosted JOHN REDSHAW as her Program Guest on May 31, filling us in on the successes, goals and future aspirations of the Putnam County Educational Foundation!... We were also invited to taste wine & support the cause on June 7th !

WELCOME, RICO EATTONI !

ENRICO “RICO” EATTONI is to be installed this evening, proposed for membership by SCOTT SHORE with the (noble) classification of “Attorney at Law!” Rico is the son of Joseph and Connie Eattoni, grandson of Joe and Margaret, and a lifelong resident of RR Florid. He graduated from St. Bede in ’03, attended IVCC where he was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and VP of the Student Government Assn in ’04-05! He then attended U of I, becoming a member of Alpha Phi Omega community volunteer service fraternity, and graduating from U of I in’07 with a BA in History. He attended NIU Law, where he was active and Treasurer for a term in the Justinian Society an Italian-American law group promoting a more progressive interpretation of the Constitution. He earned his JD at NIU in 2011 and was admitted to the bar this past January. During law school he had clerked for, and is now associated with, attorney Gary Peterlin in the firm of Perona, Peterlin, Andreoni and Brolley, LLC…. And announcing his latest accomplishment, he’s a member of Rotary!

OF HOT DOGS & BASEBALL…

Our Annual “Hot Dogs In The Park” event was well received by both Little League teams, their coaches and parents, at the Rotary vs. ZTL matchup in Mark on May 29 – and Rotary’s little heroes won the game, too! Many thanks to those who came out to the ball game to help serve, and serve we did! Special thanks to Bobby for the grill, to Dee for putting it to work, to Darrell for buying & hauling, & to the whole committee for quick work on short notice!

NEXT AT BAT:

Jordan Ellena hosts NCICG-man Ben Wilson 6/21; Annual Banquet 6/28 at Rolandos; NEW BOARD will meet Monday 7/2 @7am at Coal Miners, & President Bob reigns on 7/5!

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May 17, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and JUSTINA BOGGIO has the honor of hosting AMELIA LINDSTROM and NOAH DeBATES, to tell us about their RYLA experience earlier this month! Both our guests are finishing their Sophomore year at PCHS and are members of Interact. They were selected for sponsorship by our Club to attend ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS leadership camp at Lowden State Park in Oregon Illinois over the weekend of May 4-6. Ron McNeill and Scott & Adraine Shore were also there for part of the day on Saturday as volunteers. A total of 103 students & 22 volunteers attended from our Rotary District’s 48 Clubs! WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, AMELIA & NOAH !

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM

“Staying after school” isn’t always a bad thing – in fact, it can be VERY good! LONNA NAUMAN introduced BRENDA BICKERMAN’s guest, last week, PC School Social Worker TRICIA BOTH, returning with an update on the Wellness Program including the after-school program to which our Club has donated annually. The program was instituted several years ago in recognition of the need to provide positive activities for youth, and it seems to be working, still attracting an average of 40 students each night the program is in operation. The program, Tricia explained, engages youth in games and other activities encouraging social interaction and involvement – no cell phones or single-play video games allowed! Thanks for the program, Brenda… and thanks for the great intro – job, Lonna!!!

OPERATION PROMise SUCCESS!

HATS OFF to Bobby Cofoid, Rodney Perez, and all the volunteers, organizers, speakers and student cast of Operation PROMise for a job well done last week, raising student awareness of the vivid dangers of drunk driving, particularly focusing on their forthcoming Prom Night. We also appreciate the tie-in made and publicity given to our Rotary AFTERGLOW event in the context of giving our students a safe alternative and great prom memories forever. We were there in force Wednesday night, with 18 Rotarians attending!

…AND AFTERGLOW TOO !

Our Post-Prom Afterglow event Carnival-Casino Night was enjoyed by more than ever this year, with a record number of students attending and a record number staying to the end of the auction, as hoped! 130 had signed up, and 124 attended. Thanks to all who participated and volunteered, and particularly to Danielle Stoddard as our “Community Chair!” The end result of these efforts: safe, happy kids and a safe, happy community!

ROTARY IN ACTION !

RICO EATTONI was proposed for membership by Scott Shore last week, to be installed at our next Business Meeting on June 7 !!! KOPS 4 KIDS: We voted last week to continue our annual purchase of 2 bikes to be given as prizes during their fishing derby.

HOT DOGS IN THE PARK: Tuesday May 29 – details coming!

ROTARY 4-CLUB WINE-CHEESE-SWEET-TASTING event – Assistant Gov ADRIANE SHORE is putting together a 4-Club social event & Polio-Eradication fundraiser for Saturday, June 16 at Julie’s Corner Store in Lacon. Space limited – details coming!

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May 10, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and LONNA NAUMAN has the pleasure of introducing BRENDA BICKERMAN’s guest, TRICIA BOTH, returning with an update on the Wellness Program including the after-school program to which our Club has donated in the past! Tricia Both has been the school social worker for Putnam County Schools since 1997. Tricia currently splits her time between the high school and the junior high, as an additional social worker (Brandy Baele) was hired in 2005. Tricia earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1981 and her master's degree from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1991. Prior to her work in education, Tricia worked in adolescent in-patient psychiatry. Tricia was the chairperson of a Violence Prevention grant which brought to our school district the “CHARACTER COUNTS!” program and more recently the PC Wellness Committee. Tricia lives in Marseilles with her husband Dave and is the proud grandma of three little girls Hanah, Emmalee and Jordyn. WELCOME BACK, TRICIA!

TWO WEEKS AGO…

CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER hosted our program on 4-26 with an encore presentation by ANCILLA PARDUCCI, PhD, of U of I Extension Unit, scoring our “intercultural conflict resolution” skills on a scale from pushy to passive. Advice: don’t mess with the pushy ones! Thanks for the program, Chauntelle! NEWS ROUNDUP

BOARD REPORT: The Board met on April 30, addressing the following: (1) “Wreaths Across America” request was tabled indefinitely pending a potential program explaining their work vs. others we have supported in the past. (2) “Operation PROMise” plans for 5/9/12 (18 of us attended, promoting the AFTERGLOW!!) and board approved $100 donation to help sponsor. (3) Dist. Conference in Dixon (Scott, Adriane, Brenda and Sandra attended with banner, display, Interact display, and 2 50-50 raffle tickets as our donation to the Silent Auction for Foundation!); (4) Interact report & summer events ( Interact Picnic 7/26, and Summer Blood Drive 8/4); (5) Two new members proposed (by Brenda and Scott) approved; (6) Plans discussed for Little League “Hot Dogs In the Park” event and our annual Installation Night; (7) Current bills were approved; and (8) Scholarship awards were approved: Michaela Copeland -- Knute Hammel Memorial award ($500 cash); Josh Tonozzi -- Bill Klein Memorial Award ($300 voucher); Brian Sabotta -- “Co-Op Student of the Year” award ($200 voucher); Leah Rolando --“Student Service Above Self” ($100 to Interact), presented by Jim & Scott on 5/3. Leah also received a $500 Red Cross Leadership Award for chairing Interact’s 8/2011 blood drive!

NOT TAKING GRANTS FOR GRANTED: Grant Chair Sandra Woest suggests PC EMS’s need for two IV training dummy arms as the subject of our next District Community Grant request. The Club voted on 4-26 to apply for a grant for actual cost, about $900 - $1000, limiting our request to $650 with the Club to fund $350 if the grant is received.

RYLA: We sponsored Amelia Lindstrom and Noah Debates for RYLA last weekend. (Adriane, Scott & Ron were there Saturday)!

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April 26, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER hosts our program, bringing back, for an encore presentation, Extension’s own ANCILLA PARDUCCI, PhD, whose many hats include those of Extension Educator, Youth and 4-H Advisor, and youth leadership instructor with many programs to offer for those in youth leadership roles! She has worked with at-risk youth for more than 10 years, and has an emphasis in working with diverse at-risk groups of youths as well as adults. Outside the lines of the “color book” exercise Ancilla shared with us on January 19, tonight’s program is COMMUNICATION IN OUR CULTURE! Welcome back, Ancilla!

CATCHING UP…..

Our trip to the theatre last week was worth the price of admission and more, seeing ANNIE starring Interact President Leah Rolando in the title role. Thanks to all who attended !

REED WILSON hosted his own program two weeks ago to line up our next vacation along the ILLINOIS RIVER ROAD NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY! As Reed explained, much of Putnam County is in the local Byway, one of 7 in Illinois and 150 in the US. Ours runs from Havanna to Ottawa. The intent is to promote day-trip tourism, recreation resources, and awareness of as well as access to historic, cultural, & nature sites, while also promoting the businesses & shops along the Byway routes. In addition to his Econ Development work for the City of Ottawa, Reed volunteers as Vice Chair of the Byway Board of Directors.

COMING NEXT…..

4-27 & 28: Rotary District Conference in Dixon!
4-30 Early Board Meeting!
5-3 Club Assembly
5-10 Brenda hosts!
5-12 AFTERGLOW!
5-17 Justina hosts!
5-24 Duane Calbow hosts!
5-31 Marilyn Calbow hosts!

FOUR ROTARY AWARDS OFFERED

We’ll be on stage on May 3 to present this year’s Granville Rotary awards, including $500 to a Knute Hammel Memorial Scholar, $300 to a student chosen to receive the Bill Klein Memorial Scholarship, $200 to the Co-Op Student of the Year, and $100 to the charity of choice of the person selected for our“Student Service Above Self” award. Winners to be selected yet this week.

AFTERGLOW--SATURDAY MAY 12 !

Mark your calendars to help make the Afterglow the party of parties for PCHS students’ post-prom safe & substance-free entertainment! Our Carnival/Casino Night will again be hosted at PC Primary School in Granville. Decorating begins at 9 am, the event begins soon after 10 pm and runs til 2:30 am. Event garb: white shirt, black pants. If you have contact with students or parents PLEASE encourage their attendance & get parents to allow the kids to remain to the prize-auctioning end! We’ll need as much help as we can muster, so please plan to attend and help!!!!

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April 12, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and REED WILSON hosts his own program tonight to tell us all that’s new along the ILLINOIS RIVER ROAD NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY! In addition to his Economic Development work for the City of Ottawa, Reed serves as Vice Chair of the Byway Board of Directors. Welcome HOME, Reed!

TWO WEEKS AGO…

LORRAINE TERANDO hosted our Program when we last met, featuring Guest CHERYL SHAGENA, hypnotist and motivator, ready to put us in a cigarette-quitting, weight-losing, life-style improving state of mind! And she’s willing to ply her vocational talents as a comedian-hypnotist, with groups of students, adults…. Even Rotarians! Cheryl was certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists in 2002, and served as director of a hypnosis clinic in McHenry County, Illinois from 2003 to 2009, and is starting her own therapy groups locally. Thanks for the program, Lorraine!!!!

COMING NEXT…..

4-19 No Dinner Meeting – Meet 7:15@PCHS to attend the Spring Musical “Annie!” (starring Interact Pres. Leah Rolando!)
4-26 Chauntelle hosts!
4-27 & 28: Rotary District Conference in Dixon!
4-30 Early Board Meeting!
5-3 Club Assembly
5-10 Brenda hosts!
5-12 AFTERGLOW!

>b> BLOOD DRIVE DRAWS A CROWD!

Granville Rotary, PCHS Interact Club and the Red Cross wish to thank all who volunteered and all who donated blood at this year’s Good Friday Bloodmobile event at PCHS. We surpassed our goal of 33 units, netting 37, including two “double donors,” and 33 whole blood units. Seven were first-time donors, nine were PCHS students, two were deferred, and a number of Rotary and Interact volunteers did “double duty” by also donating. Red Cross will donate scholarship money to the High School again this year, based on the number of units collected. Plan ahead…. the next Rotary-Interact Blood Drive at the High School is tentatively set for Saturday morning, August 11.

RYLA PARTICIPANTS SELECTED!

Our Club will again sponsor two PCHS sophomores to attend this year’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Program at Oregon, Illinois on May 4-6. Selected are: Amelia Lindstrom, daughter of Brad and Lisa Lindstrom of RR Lostant, and Noah DeBates, grandson of Marie DeBates of McNabb! RYLA is also looking for Rotary volunteers to help for a few hours each, during the weekend event. Check in with Scott & Adriane if you are willing!

FOUR ROTARY AWARDS OFFERED

We’ll be on stage on May 3 to present this year’s Granville Rotary awards, including $500 to a Knute Hammel Memorial Scholar, $300 to a student chosen to receive the Bill Klekin Memorial Scholarship, $200 to the Co-Op Student of the Year, and $100 to the charity of choice of the person selected to receive our “Student Service Above Self” award. Applications are still rolling in… winners to be announced as soon as possible!

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March 29, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and LORRAINE TERANDO hosts our Program, featuring Guest CHERYL SHAGENA, hypnotist and motivational speaker, on the “POWER OF WORDS!” Cheryl was certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists in 2002, and served as director of an extremely successful hypnosis clinic in McHenry County, Illinois from 2003 to 2009. The Clinic specialized in weight loss, smoking cessation and stress management. Lorraine says she’ll share more with her intro! WELCOME, CHERYL SHAGENA!

CATCHING UP ….

SANDRA WOEST hosted our Program on March 8, featuring CHRIS HERMAN, Director of Student Support Services at IVCC. Chris – a former Mark resident! – explained the need and benefit of his program that supports students in their efforts to overcome barriers to academic success at the college level.

AGRI BUSINESS NITE was a BIG success on March 15, thanks to the hard work of the committee, the attendance of bankers, FFA members, Rotarians and guests ---and an exceptionally great speaker! Russ Higgens, a Commercial Agriculture Educator at U of I Extension’s Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center, explained new developments and challenges of Illinois farming in terms that we could all understand !! Thanks to all for being there!

TOM SIMMONS’s Program last week updated his survey of our predictions of 12 years ago, and promised to present us with another survey to be reviewed in the future – Thanks, Tom !!!

BLOOD DRIVE REMINDER: GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 6!

COMING UP…..

3-31 (This Sat!) District Assembly at Kishwaukee College 4-2 BOARD MEETING – 7 am at Coal Miners! 4-5 No Meeting – Holy Thursday 4-6 GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE ! 4-12 Reed Wilson hosts! 4-19 No Dinner Meeting – Meet 7:15@PCHS to attend Spring Musical “Annie!” (starring Interact Pres. Leah Rolando!) 4-26 Chauntelle hosts! 4-27 & 28: Rotary District Conference in Dixon! 4-30 Early Board Meeting!

AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Now is the Time to Look for our next Ambassador of Goodwill Scholarship Candidate for 2013- 2014! The ideal Candidate will currently be an outstanding college freshman or older with a strong desire to spend a year abroad studying, doing volunteer work, serving closely with a Host Rotary Club/District and generally acting as a genuine Ambassador of Goodwill for his/her community, university, country and Rotary International. The Scholarships Fact Sheet on the District 6420 web site has been updated with current rules, regulations and this year's application and interview timeline. Historically, most of our best Ambassadorial Scholars started the process as a direct result of being contacted by a Rotarian. It’s the best, and highest funded, full year scholarship in the world ! Spread the good word – what a great way to start off ANY conversation!!! !

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AGRI-BUSINESS NITE 2012

March 15, 2012

Welcome to GRANVILLE ROTARY’s AGRI- BUSINESS NITE 2012!

Rotary President JIM MACK and our Ag Nite Committee welcome all Rotarians, Bankers, Guests, PCHS FFA Faculty Advisor John Heiser, and FFA Board Members as we join in celebration of National Agriculture Week! We thank you all your presence and support!! Welcome, all, to Granville Rotary!

OUR SPEAKER TONIGHT…..

Our speaker tonight is RUSS HIGGINS of RR Morris, Illinois.

He is a Commercial Agriculture Educator and Researcher with the U of I Extension Service, working particularly with pest identification and alternatives for control, at the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center. He holds a BS degree in Ag Sciences from WIU, a Masters in Agronomy from the College of ACES at U of I, graduated from both the Ill. Ag Leadership & the North Central Extension Leadership Programs. He’s a Certified Crop Advisor with the American Society of Agronomists, and a Past President of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Agents. Mr. Higgins provides research-based information on fertility, weed, and insect pests, diseases, pesticides and production practices, including surveys to provide producers early warnings for annual and emerging yield-robbing crop production issues.

WELCOME TO ROTARY & TO PUTNAM COUNTY, RUSS!

WHAT’S ROTARY ?

It’s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....celebrating 106 years of service & fellowship.. ...Meeting weekly over dinner to share information and to discover new ways to meet community needs & concerns... ...Sharing fellowship, friendship and professional liaisons... ...Serving vocational goals of excellence and integrity... ...Offering unique opportunities to participate in global projects! ROTARY......An Opportunity To Serve, To Share, To Participate!

WHO, WHERE, & HOW MUCH?

Rotary serves-- & includes members from --Granville, Standard, McNabb, Hennepin, Mark, Magnolia ….& all points in between! ...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties... & no financial commitments beyond meals & semi-annual dues! ...Membership is by recommendation of any present member. …Rotary offers the privilege of participation with 1,213,608 fellow Rotarians in Rotary’s 33,995 Clubs in 168 countries, world-wide! ...Attendance is a benefit, though 100% no longer a requirement...

WHY ?

To enjoy the opportunity to meet others within our community who we may not otherwise see or get to know as friends, in our own busy lives; To put our professional & vocational talents to use serving others...and To “give back” to our local communities and to our world community!

THURSDAYS -6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM-AT MORENO’S ON MAIN IN McNABB! YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT GRANVILLE ROTARY! For more info.........call 339-2398 or visit www.rotary6420.org/granville WELCOME TO ROTARY!

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March 8, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and SANDRA WOEST fills in for JAN SHIELDS to host tonight’s program, featuring CHRIS HERMAN, Director of Student Support Services at IVCC. He has graciously agreed to come and explain this important program that supports students who may have barriers to their academic success at the college level.

CATCHING UP WITH OUR PAST….

ADRIANE SHORE hosted our Program two weeks ago with guests RANDIE & JOE DELLATORI! Randie told us what’s new on the shelves---and computer – all accessible with your FREE library card !! Randie described her trek from bath designer to librarian… and the changes that have been implemented over the years to provide PC’s library patrons with only the best!

NEXT WEEK’S AG PROGRAM

Come & bring guests next week, to join in our celebration of Agriculture and all Agri-business! Our guest will be Russ Higgens, a Commercial Agriculture Educator at Northern Illinois Agronomhy Research Center. He is an Extension Educator, Crop Science with the U of I Extension Service, working particularly with adults and youth in pest identification and alternatives for control. See you there! ($15 each --or sponsor 1 or 2 FFA members to attend) 6 social, 6:30 dinner, all at the McNabb Community Building!

DUES REMINDER! Please pay UP so that we can pay OUT !!!

COMING UP…..

3-15 AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT at McNabb Community Building!
3-22 TOM SIMMONS hosts!
3-29 LORRAINE TERANDO hosts!
4-2 BOARD MEETING – 7 am at Coal Miners!
4-5 No Meeting – Holy Thursday
4-6 GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE !
POLIO UPDATE–INDIA IS POLIO-FREE ! One percent. That’s all that’s left of the world’s polio. Thanks to a global partnership involving governments, and organizations like ours, the total number of polio cases worldwide has gone from 350,000 a year prior to 1988, to just 650 in 2011. That is a truly amazing feat. India’s recent success has proven that eradication is possible. …Four endemic countries are now three – how long until it’s two? Then one? Then zero? Getting down to zero will be tough. As in India, it will require ongoing commitment – from the governments of both polio-affected and donor countries, from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, from the health workers on the ground and from the general public everywhere.” WE ARE “THAT CLOSE!” It’s amazing how much Rotary has been able to achieve – US$1 billion in funds raised and more than one million volunteers working to lobby governments, assist in polio-affected countries, raise funds and awareness. And that’s not to mention that the very idea of a world without polio began with a Rotarian. We stand on the shoulders of giants. Our work simply seeks to build on the amazing progress that has already achieved. Because we truly believe that, by working together, the world can eradicate polio. We stand on the shoulders of giants. Our work simply seeks to build on the amazing progress that has already achieved. Because we truly believe that, by working together, the world can eradicate polio. 2-28-12 By Hugh Evans, founder-CEO of the Global Poverty Project

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

February 23, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and ADRIANE SHORE hosts our Program, with guests RANDI & JOE DELLATORI! As head “book-keeper” of the PC Library, Randie will tell us what’s new on the shelves---and on-line! Our Program guest is an Illinois Valley native, an ISU grad with degrees in English education and Library Science, a former Jr. High language arts and science teacher (also re-organizing two school libraries) in Peru, former certified kitchen and bath designer, and finally, in 1984, a staff librarian for the county-wide PC Library, serving as director for the past 25 years! Along the way, Randie married PCHS teacher Joe Dellatori in 1970, who later served in Administration and has just retired from St. Margaret’s Hospital! WELCOME, JOE AND RANDIE DELLATORI!

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM

JIMMY CARBONI was here last week as SCOTT SHORE’s Program guest, sharing the current activities and plans of the PCHS INTERACT CLUB -- which Jimmy serves as faculty advisor! Our guest says the Club is about 58-strong, and encourages full participation! Coming up… Market Day help, Co-sponsorship of our Good Friday Blood Drive, Sticker Shock, Afterglow help, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Weekend, Afterglow help, Shelter-Box disaster-relief support, elections for next year’s officers, and more! They have a lot to be proud of, and so do we!!

DUES ARE DUE! Please pay UP so that we can pay OUT !!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROTARY!

The world's first service club -- “Rotary One” -- was formed in Chicago on February 23, 1905 by Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram Shorey, and founder Paul P. Harris (on right), a Chicago attorney who wished to capture, in a professional club, the same friendly spirit he had felt in the small towns of his youth. The Rotary name derived from the early practice of rotating meetings among members' offices. Rotary's popularity spread, country-wide and world-wide, spanning six continents even as early as 1921, expanding its mission to serve communities both locally and globally. Rotary now includes over 1.2 million members in over 164 countries, all placing “service above self!”

AG NITE MARCH 15 !

Our AG Night Speaker this year will be Russell Higgins, U of I Extension Educator and Director of the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center in Shabbona. We each have four tickets to sell @ $15 each --or sponsor 1 or 2 FFA members to attend -- 6 social, 6:30 dinner, at McNabb Community Building! Any unused tickets MUST be turned in by March 1 to be re-allocated, or they’re yours!

COMING UP…..

2-27 BOARD MEETING – Current Board, 7 am at Coal Miners!
3-1 CLUB ASSEMBLY & CHICKEN NIGHT! Email or call in your meal preference, to Adriane Shore by Feb 23 this time!
3-8 JAN SHIELDS hosts (if back from sunny California)!
3-15 AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT at McNabb Community Building!
3-22 TOM SIMMONS hosts!
3-29 LORRAINE TERANDO hosts!
4-2 BOARD MEETING – 7 am at Coal Miners!
4-5 No Meeting – Holy Thursday
4-6 GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

February 16, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and SCOTT SHORE hosts our Program, featuring the PCHS INTERACT CLUB with guests AIMEE KOTECKI (Club Secretary) and MR. JIMMY CARBONI (faculty advisor)! We’ll get to hear first-hand what PCHS INTERACT is all about !

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM

LARRY PRIEST hosted our PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF KEVIN DOYLE last week! Our speaker became a deputy in 1993 and was first elected PC Sheriff in 1998. He has been aggressive in obtaining grant money for local and area-wide drug enforcement, but he says the new wave of drug use is gaining on us. Kevin filled us in on the newer, deadlier drugs hitting the streets including “designer drugs” and synthetic chemical compounds causing new problems for police & prosecution. THANKS, LARRY!

AG NITE REPORT……

THE COMMITTEE reports that our AG Night Speaker this year will be Russell Higgins, U oF I Extension Educator and Director of the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center in Shabbona. We each have four tickets to sell @ $15 each or we can sponsor 1 or 2 members of the PCHS FFA Board. Time and place: 6:30 pm Thursday, March 15 at McNabb Community Building! Any unused tickets MUST be turned in by March 1 to be re-allocated!

NEXT WEEK: ADRIANE SHORE hosts PC’s “Keeper of the Books,” PC Library Exec Director Randi Dellatori!

DUES NEWS

DUES ARE DUE! Please pay UP so that we can pay OUT! Pay Scott - he can confirm the amount owed if you need to check. We need to pay RI and District Dues so please pay Club asap!

GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE

Tom Simmons reports that plans are in place for our Good Friday Blood Drive, April 6 at PCHS, co-sponsored by Interact and Rotary! Tom will take advance calls, Jordan & Jay will supervise set-up and tear-down, Brenda, Lorraine, Lonna, Sandy and Adriane will help with food prep and refreshments; Interact will cover registration and escorting. Please encourage others to give generously!

COMING UP…..

Here’s the lineup of future meetings and events: 2-23 ADRIANE SHORE will host Randie Dellatori, PC Librarian, to tell us what’s new on-shelves and on-line! 2-27 BOARD MEETING – Current Board, 7 am at Coal Miners! 3-1 CLUB ASSEMBLY & CHICKEN NIGHT! Email or call in your meal preference, to Adriane Shore by Feb 23 this time! 3-8 JAN SHIELDS hosts (if back from sunny California)! 3-15 AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT at McNabb Community Building! 3-22 TOM SIMMONS hosts! 3-29 LORRAINE TERANDO hosts! 4-2 BOARD MEETING – 7 am at Coal Miners! 4-5 No Meeting – Holy Thursday 4-6 GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

February 9, 2012

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and LARRY PRIEST hosts our Program, featuring PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF KEVIN DOYLE! Kevin will fill us in on the newer, deadlier drugs hitting the streets --- and even OUR streets – including “designer drugs” and synthetic chemical compounds causing new problems for police & prosecution. WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, SHERIFF DOYLE !!

LOOKING BACK……

LORI NIMKE hosted our Jan. 5 Program, featuring PCHS FFA members Ciera Keller, Michael Glenn, Matt Conerton, Jake Rolando, and Joseph Boggio, as well as PCHS Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor John Heiser. The students practiced their competition-bound presentation on the subject of CELLULOSE ETHANOL!

BAD WEATHER caused us to cancel our Club Assembly on 1/12.

BRAD POPURELLA hosted our Program on Jan. 19, featuring Ancilla Paducci, PhD, with U of I Extension & a “coloring book” that put us all into categories reflecting & predicting our behavior!

JIM MACK filled in for RICK to host PC Achievement Center Exec Director Pat Croissant, & Board member Linda Bean, who were joined by fellow Board Member Sandy Woest to accept our Grant check for $1000 toward the purchase of new chairs. Pat explained all the services, including meals and many activities, offered by the Senior Center – with plans to expand for the benefit of still-working, younger seniors & the community at large!

CLUB NEWS

HAIL TO THE PRES-ELECT! The new Board (taking over on July 1 with BOB COFOID as President) met and elected as our NEXT VP and future president-elect, BRENDA BICKERMAN!!

DUES ARE DUE! Please pay UP so that we can pay OUT! Pay Scott - he can confirm the amount owed if you need to check.

BIG THANKS to CHAUNTELLE, JORDAN & JUSTINA for chaperoning the Interact Ski Trip to Cascade Mountain near the Dells on January 15! We’re glad to say that everyone returned!

AND TO SANDRA WOEST for attending a District-wide GRANT MEETING in Rock Falls two weeks ago!

AND TO ALL OUR ROTARY READERS at Head Start AND at the PC Primary School – you’re a BIG hit --- READ ON !

FUTURE PERFECT

Here’s the lineup of future meetings and events:

2-16 SCOTT SHORE will host representatives of the PCHS INTERACT BOARD next week, updating us on that they’ve done and what projects are in the works for this spring! 2-23 ADRIANE SHORE will host Randie Dellatori, PC Librarian, to tell us what’s new in the Libraries & how PC Library will fit in with the new age of non-books! 2-27 EARLY MONDAY BOARD MEETING – Current Board, at Coal Miners! 3-1 CLUB ASSEMBLY & CHICKEN NIGHT! Email or call in your meal preference, to Adriane Shore by Feb 23 this time! 3-8 JAN SHIELDS hosts (if back from sunny California)! 3-15 AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT at McNabb Community Building!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

January 5, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Pres. JIM MACK presides tonight, and LORI NIMKE hosts our Program, featuring members of the Putnam County High School FFA! Our guests include Ciera Keller, Michael Glenn, Matt Conerton, Jake Rolando, and Joseph Boggio, as well as PCHS Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor John Heiser! The FFA members are practicing their presentation, bound for competitive presentation, on the subject of CELLULOSE ETHANOL…. Arguing both sides of the issue as to whether it is “the answer!” WELCOME TO ROTARY, FFA MEMBERS – the future of agriculture is in your hands!!!!

RECENT EVENTS…..

RON McNEILL hosted STEPHANIE CARTWRIGHT of FREEDOM HOUSE as our Program Guest on December 8, explaining the many services provided to residents of Putnam, Marshall, Stark, Bureau and Henry Counties --- working to prevent, and helping victims of, domestic violence and sexual assault – there whenever the need strikes, and it strikes often! THANKS, RON!

OUR ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY on December 15 was well attended, and well-enjoyed at RAY’S PLACE in Hennepin! The White Elephant gift exchange brought a few laughs too! THANK YOU, JAY McCRACKEN for setting it all up, and THANK YOU BRENDA BICKERMAN for supplying the great COOKIES!

And then….. JIM MACK took on his own Pro

gram on December 22, entertaining the crowd with some holiday-time trivia!

And SANDRA WOEST filled in for LONNA NAUMAN on December 29 to host CAROL ALCORN, Exec Director of PADS – providing food, shelter, emergency needs, referral services and a whole lot of compassion, with shelters in Peru and Ottawa that are open each night from October to May. With a little help from PADS’ second hand clothing store, Lilly Pads Re-Sale Botique (but taking a hit of some $40,000 in government support), the agency is meeting it’s $1/3 million budget. Thanks for the Program, Lonna!

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

POINSETTIAS were delivered to about 630 senior citizens on Dec. 10 with the help of PCHS Interact --- thanks again to the generosity of Mid-American Growers! TOYS IN THE PANTRY toy wrapping followed in good form on Dec. 13, under the able leadership of Santa Claus --- and Cathy Oliveri! They report that 191 youths qualified for donations this year. …. And our volunteer participation in distributing TOYS and food baskets to PC Food Pantry clients was much appreciated, on December 17 !!

CONGRATS TO THE NEW BOARD!

Those elected to serve on the Board next July 1 with PRESIDENT BOBBY COFOID & then-to-be PAST President JIM MACK include: BRENDA BICKERMAN, JUSTINA BOGGIO, DUANE CALBOW, JORDAN ELLENA, BRAD POPURELLA & SANDY WOEST! The lucky NEW board will meet to select our next VP today or next week to determine who will be President in 2013 !

Our Club offers sincere condolences to the family of BRAD ACUNCIUS, who passed away on December 27. We will miss Brad – a friend and fellow Rotarian, community leader and veteran, career law enforcement officer, EMT instructor, husband, and dad.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!WELCOME TO ROTARY!WELCOME TO ROTARY!

December 8, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! VP BOBBY COFOID presides tonight, and RON McNEILL hosts STEPHANIE CARTWRIGHT of FREEDOM HOUSE as our Program Guest! Freedom House serves Putnam, Marshall, Stark, Bureau and Henry Counties, working to prevent, and helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Services include emergency shelter, rape crisis response, medical and legal advocacy, counseling and therapy, professional training, prevention education, as well as emergency food, clothing and home furnishings for victims in need. Freedom House also provides a 24/7 emergency hotline – there whenever the need strikes. For many clients, it’s a matter of “respect, dignity and compassion.” And for many, Freedom House is the first step toward “a new beginning!” WELCOME TO ROTARY, STEPHANIE!

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

Our discussion last week covered plans for Poinsettia deliveries this Saturday, Toys In The Pantry wrapping Tuesday, December 13, our Christmas Party at Ray’s Place on December 15, Food Pantry help on Saturday, December 17, Ron McNeill’s search for someone who can read at – at least – a pre-school level, for Head Start in January (10 am any Monday-Thursday they are in session), Adriane Shore’s recap of Polio Eradication efforts – with time left over to eat!

Best wishes to BRAD ACUNCIUS, reportedly back in the hospital in Wisconsin. Our thoughts and prayers are with both Brad and Sharon for strength, and for hope of Brad’s return to good health!

POINSETTIA DELIVERY TIPS

Drivers, Interact volunteers, AND (with thanks to JUSTINA), the poinsettias are in place and ready to roll! TOM SIMMONS is literally checking it twice, but the list is always a work in progress! As you learn about changes or delivery instructions that will apply next year, note them for Tom! Remember not to use open trucks for deliveries and not to leave plants between doors or exposed to cold – or pets. Please remind Interactors to be patient when waiting for senior seniors to come to the door – some are slower than others! We’ll have notes to leave on doors for later pickup if anyone’s not home on the first try. And remind Interactors that with each delivery we get to say “Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, from Rotary, Interact & Mid-American Growers!!”

’TIS THE (ELECTION) SEASON!

We are taking nominations for 6 to serve on the Board next July 1 with PRESIDENT BOBBY COFOID & then-to-be PAST President JIM MACK. Elections will be held December 22. The lucky 6 will then meet to select our next VP --- who will be President in 2013 !

AND COMING SOON…….

December 10: Saturday am POINSETTIA DELIVERIES !!!!!
December 13:Tues.“TOYS”wrap–5pm UCC–bring scissors & tape!
December 15: JAY McCRACKEN hosts ---Holiday Party at Rays! 6pm social, 6:30 pm buffet dinner in the main room @ $15 each, and bring a “white elephant” gift valued $5-$10 for exchange!!
December 17: SAT 7:45am FOOD PANTRY --to help load cars!!
December 22: President JIM MACK will host our Program !
December 29: LONNA NAUMAN hosts 2011’s last Program!
January 2, 2012: Monday AM Board Meeting (for current Board)!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

December 1, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! President JIM MACK presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda: Toys in the Pantry, Poinsettia Deliveries, Christmas Party Plans, Membership, Ag-Nite, and ELECTIONS as nominations open tonight for the 2012-13 Board!

IN RECENT PAST…..

On November 10, LISA JOHNSON hosted Program Guest RACHEL SCHWARZENDRUBER of the U of I Extension Service in Henry, with humor-aided STRESS RELIEF strategies – and a few stories that kept us (some of us) in stitches! Serving the Extension Unit’s expanded territory of Putnam, Marshall, Bureau and LaSalle Counties, Rachel offers guidance in family life and caregiving skills. Thanks for a great program, LISA !

On November 17, BETTY JOHNSON presented her own Program to share some of the many experiences she has encountered in her profession, travels and mission work. Her journey has included a degree from U of I – Chicago and a 50-year career in nursing, occasionally combining her love of flying with her willingness to help transport patients including flights to Mayo’s and even Arizona, four mission trips encountering dire circumstances in Monterey, Mexico, Katrina devastation in Texas, and post-Katrina re-building of homes & lives in Louisiana. Three of the trips were with the Methodist Church and one was with Red Cross. Says Betty, “I’ve been lucky!” So have the many lives Betty has served and saved over the years – & so are we, as a Club! Thanks, Betty!!

NEWS NOTES:

The TOYS IN THE PANTRY PORK CHOP DINNER served up success AND about 288 chops, bringing in $1556 in sales and $1088 in donations – incl. a nice gift from the Cofoids! Co-Chair Chauntelle reports that the net take was $2092.62 – nice work team!

CHRISTMAS PARTY – Jay has arranged for us to gather at RAY’S PLACE in Hennepin, 6pm social, 6:30 pm dinner in the main room, buffet, @ $15 incl. iced tea, soft drinks and tip. Please bring a “white elephant” gift valued between $5-$10 for exchange. And… Brenda Bickerman has offered to bake cookies for dessert!

WE’RE COOKIN’! –Adriane reported that we have several recipes included in the world-wide Rotary Cookbook, proceeds of which support Polio Eradication. Purchase or order, via Adriane.

BOARD REPORT - The Board met on Monday, Nov. 28, addressing this year’s Afterglow budget, PCAS grant update, Toys Shoppping Spree report, District meetings coming up, and more – but no money spent !

AND COMING SOON…….

December 8: RON McNEILL switched with Jim Mack to host!
December 10: Saturday am POINSETTIA DELIVERIES !!!!!

December 13:Tues.“TOYS”wrap–5pm UCC–bring scissors & tape!

December 15: JAY McCRACKEN hosts ---Holiday Party at Rays!

December 17: Saturday am FOOD PANTRY–We’re loading cars!!

December 22: President JIM MACK switched with Ron to host !

December 29: LONNA NAUMAN hosts 2011’s last Program!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

November 10, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! President JIM MACK presides and LISA JOHNSON hosts tonight’s Program Guest, RACHEL SCHWARZENDRUBER of the U of I Extension Service in Henry, with humor-aided STRESS RELIEF strategies! Serving the Extension Unit’s expanded territory of Putnam, Marshall, Bureau and LaSalle Counties, Rachel offers guidance in family life, caregiving skills, and balancing the competing aspects of our busy lives. She holds a BA from Goshen College in Indiana and a Masters from U of I, and has co-authored several publications within her areas of expertise and interest. WELCOME, RACHEL !

WE ‘R’ US ….

Rotary’s Toys In The Pantry Project PORK CHOP DINNER served up success last Sunday at the Clover Club, bringin’ in the cash and even a few toys! Many thanks to Co-Chairs CATHY OLIVERI & CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER, and to Clover Club owner Ron Moriarty & all who volunteered in the kitchen, on the grill, waiting tables and taking in the dough!

PS: If you hear confusion regarding Rotary’s “Toys In The Pantry” versus the Marines “Toys For Tots” this year, please note that qualified families may sign up for Rotary’s Program via the PC Food Pantry, but sign up for the Marines’ program via the schools. Some children may receive presents from both. Excess PC donations to the Marines’ program may also benefit LaSalle & Marshall Counties; PC donations to our Rotary Project stay in PC.

CLUB ASSEMBLY HIGHLIGHTS:

*AG NITE – The Committee met last week – Report to follow!
*POINSETTIAS -- Tom provided lists for updating; Justina will follow up with VanWingerdens; Scott will follow up with Interact!
*CHRISTMAS PARTY 12/15 – Jay reserved Ray’s “front room” ---6 pm social, 6:30 dinner buffet @ $15 each incl. soft drink & tip.
*ROTARY READERS–Ron needs a Jan.volunteer for Head Start!
*FOUNDATION MONTH –Sandy re-explained donor cards, New Donor and “Happy Bucks” match-money opportunities to give!
& this week is POLIO WEEK– Keep those quarter boxes coming!

DICTIONARIES DELIVERED!

The “Dictionary Team” brought not only words but a message too, delivering personal dictionaries to all PC third-graders on November 2 with a young-person’s explanation of Rotary’s 4-Way Test, and a chance to try out their word-finding skills just for fun! Several bilingual children in the ESL class also received Spanish-English dictionaries to help bridge the language gap. Thanks to Chair ADRIANE SHORE & to all who came & pär-tis Ə-pᾰt –ed!

Scheduling...

November 17: BETTY JOHNSON will present her own Program, telling us of some of her past mission trips and adventures.
November 24: THANKSGIVING! (No Meeting)
November 28: For the Board: 7 am Monday Mornin’ Meetin’!
December 1: CLUB ASSEMBLY -- & Chicken Night!
December 8: President JIM MACK hosts? (subject to change!)
December 10: Saturday am POINSETTIA DELIVERIES !!!!!
December 13:Tues.“TOYS” wrap–5pmUCC–bring scissors & tape!
December 15: JAY McCRACKEN hosts ---Holiday Party at Rays!
December 17: Saturday am FOOD PANTRY–We’re loading cars!!
December 22: RON McNEILL hosts!
December 29: LONNA NAUMAN hosts !
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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

October 27, 2011>p> WELCOME, ALL! President JIM MACK is back in the Presidential saddle tonight, and ANDY JACKSON hosts RACHEL DEAN as Program Guest to tell us about B-PART -- Bureau-Putnam Area Rural Transit -- and the low cost transportation services they offer to Putnam County residents. Call 815-874-8813 a day in advance …& leave the driving to BPART! WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, RACHEL!

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM….

MATT HOSTETTER hosted last week’s Program Guest, MATT LEITCH – a fellow Country Financial Rep in Peru, who also serves as the LaSalle-Putnam Coordinator of the US MARINE CORPS’ TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM! Their mission, like our own TOYS IN THE PANTRY Project, is to collect and distribute new toys to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Under the Marines’ program, students age 3-12 in public schools who qualify for free lunches will be offered the opportunity to sign up for toys. Our guest anticipates that donations in Putnam County will exceed need, allowing the use of excess funds collected here to be used in LaSalle County where the need is far greater. In contrast, donations to Rotary’s Toys In The Pantry Project remain in the county, benefiting children and teens ages 0-18 (if still in high school) whose parents are clients of the Food Pantry. Both Programs plan distribution of gifts on Dec. 17.

TOYS IN THE PANTRY PORK CHOP DINNER:

Sunday Nov. 9, 4–7 pm at Clover Club --- carryouts too!

DICTIONARIES PROJECT!

We have received our shipment of Dictionaries to be presented to all PC Third Graders, continuing our participation in the nation-wide Dictionaries Project. Rotary 4-way test nameplate stickers will be added and The Committee will make the presentation on Nov 2.

COMING SOON….


October 31: Halloween 7 AM Breakfast BOARD MEETING !
November 3: CLUB ASSEMBLY -- & Chicken Night! Nov. 10: LISA JOHNSON hosts Rachel Schwarzendruber of Uof I Extension with humor-aided stress-relief strategies! November 17: BETTY JOHNSON will present her own Program, telling us of some of her past mission trips and adventures. November 24: THANKSGIVING! (No Meeting) November 28: For the Board: 7 am Monday Mornin’ Meetin’! December 1: CLUB ASSEMBLY -- & Chicken Night! December 8: President JIM MACK hosts? (subject to change!) December 10: Saturday am POINSETTIA DELIVERIES !!!!! December 15: JAY McCRACKEN hosts --- Holiday Party ??? December 17: Saturday am FOOD PANTRY–We’re loading cars!! December 22: RON McNEILL hosts! December 29: LONNA NAUMAN hosts!

INTERACT UPDATE

The Club made a big showing at the McNabb-Magnolia Jr. Women’s Club’s Kids’ Halloween Party – and may take on the project as their own next year! A District meeting intended for this Saturday has been postponed. Interact’s next Club meeting is at 7:45 am on November 1st. A possible fall food drive is in the works!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

October 20, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! VP BOBBY COFOID presides over tonight’s meeting, and MATT HOSTETTER hosts our Program Guest, MATT LEITCH – a fellow Country Financial Rep in Peru, who also serves as the LaSalle-Putnam Coordinator of the US MARINE CORPS TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM! Their mission, like our own TOYS IN THE PANTRY Project, is to collect and distribute new toys to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. WELCOME, MATT(S) ! !

LAST WEEK’S EVENT

BOBBY COFOID hosted Orthopedic Surgeon DR. PAUL PERONA, JR. as our program presenter last week, along with Paul’s daughter, Christine, and LOTS of advice to avoid, treat, or surgically fix arthritis! Dr. Perona says osteoarthritis an inflammation of a joint, and can hit all age brackets --though more prevalent later in years. It can be diagnosed by x-ray, and can be treated conservatively with anti-inflamatory meds, increased activity and in many cases, loss of weight. If that doesn’t do the trick, an injection might artificially “lubricate” a joint. The third option, if all else fails, is surgery and replacement of the affected joint – using new technology and longer lasting parts. On the preventive end, Dr. Perona suggests lotsa’ milk to build calcium strength by age 25, & moderate non-weight-bearing exercise for adults, such as biking or swimming. EVERYONE IN THE POOL!

NEXT WEEK: ANDY JACKSON will host BPART Mobility Mgr. Rachel Dean to tell us about low-cost public transportation available to us & others in & about Putnam & Bureau Counties!

CONGRATULATIONS, BRAD & KRIS!

THE POPURELLA FAMILY adds another boy to the family roster: Anthony Joseph “AJ” Popurella was born October 3!

SEEING INTO THE FUTURE….

<*>Next Week: ANDY JACKSON hosts Rachel Dean of BPARTS! <*>October 31: Halloween 7 AM Breakfast BOARD MEETING ! *November 3: CLUB ASSEMBLY -- & Chicken Night! *Nov. 10: LISA JOHNSON hosts Rachel Schwarzendruber of Uof I Extension with stress-relief strategies - just in time for the holidays! *November 17: BETTY JOHNSON will present her own Program, telling us of some of her past mission trips and adventures. *November 24: THANKSGIVING! (No Meeting) *November 28: For the Board: 7 am Monday Mornin’ Meetin’! *December 1: CLUB ASSEMBLY -- & Chicken Night! *December 8: President JIM MACK hosts our Program! *December 10: Saturday am POINSETTIA DELIVERIES !!!!! *December 15: JAY McCRACKEN hosts --- Holiday Party ??? *December 17: Saturday am FOOD PANTRY–We’re loading cars!! *December 22: RON McNEILL hosts! *December 29: LONNA NAUMAN hosts!

INTERACT UPDATE

They’re up and running strong, with 58 paid members, new Interact T-Shirts, money in the bank, several projects including our summer picnic, August Blood Drive, Partners In Education, help with the Hennepin Seniors Dinner tonight and the McNabb-Magnolia Jr. Women’s Club Kids’ Halloween Party this Sunday, participation at a District meeting next Saturday, possible plans for a pre-Christmas door-to-door Food Pantry drive, a winter ski trip, and more!! !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

October 13, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! PRESIDENT JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and VP BOBBY COFOID hosts our Program! Welcome HOME – it’s been a while!

RECENT HISTORY…

MARILYN CALBOW hosted our Program on September 22, featuring CAROLYN TIGER, a therapist for Catholic Charities who have a LOT of services to offer, including adoption (both international & domestic), counseling (individuals, couples & family), AWC program (adopt a waiting child at risk), outreach parenting classes, pregnancy planning, Caring Companions…. and diaper/formula distribution too – all at little-to-no cost, charged on a sliding scale! Carolyn also had nice things to say of the Calbows’ daughter, Megan, who is a caseworker for the agency! Although CS is facing religious/legal controversy over foster care services, the agency still has MUCH to offer and is a huge asset to the Illinois Valley! THANKS FOR THE PROGRAM, MARILYN!

COW PIE BINGO became PONY PIE BINGO when Adean decided walking the grid wasn’t going to be her “thing” at Boggio’s Fall Festival on Sept. 24. Passinis’ riding pony “Daisy” came to our rescue and ponied up within about 10 minutes, finding the square of one of the tickets Darlene Cofoid bought in the name of her kids, netting son Mike Walker $1,000! Our $100 winners included Michael, Ryan & Emma Slingsby, Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer (TWICE!), John Lavieri, Jeanne Alleman, Craig Strum, Keith Boggio Sr., Jan Dzik, Steve Gibson, and Marty Moreno. Thanks to the committee, volunteers, sellers, and all who helped, for a successful fundraiser event!

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION: MANY THANKS to those who attended! The Parents’ Advisory Committee appreciated our participation at the September 29 event!

PICNIC FUN & FELLOWSHIP: We had a great turn-out for the Area VIII Joint Rotary Club Oktober 6 picnic held in Hennepin! Members of Princeton, Henry and Lacon Rotary Clubs joined us for a tasty event, with entertainment provided by the Second Wind Barbershop Quartet! Thanks to all who came & who brought food!!

ROTARY READERS are up and reading, at Head Start AND at the PC Primary School! Thanks to all who have signed up to read!!

BOARD BUSINESS conducted on Oct. 3 included (1) vote of the Board to provide $50 cash thanks to Kevin Kunkel for supplying Adean, our would-be Bingo player, a thank-you card to Ag teacher John Heiser for helping in transport, a $50 Marko’s thank-you certificate to Keith and Denise Boggio for hosting us, and a $25 Boggio’s gift certificate to Daisy’s owners Adam and Edith Passini; (2) analysis of last year’s fiscal report and this year’s proposed budget – more to follow; (3) proposed $100 donation to the PC Afterschool Program was tabled for further budget discussion; (4) Bobby was thanked – Matt helped too – for putting up the new Rotary road sign on 89 in McNabb! Purchase of a “when/where” sign was tabled. (5) Sunshine Committee rules changed to send card, rather than flowers or plant, to Rotarian ill and hospitalized. (6) Bills for payment or reimbursement will now be submitted for Board review monthly before payment, so that we can keep tabs on expenditures; (7) New members will be billed for prorated dues if charged to us by RI; (8) Club will pay District meeting registration but attendees will pay $10 toward lunch, $15 toward dinner costs if included. (9) Senior Center “Chairs” project will net a $750 District Grant, to which our Club has agreed to add $500 as well!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

September 22, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! PRESIDENT JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and MARILYN CALBOW hosts our Program guests, CAROLYN TIGER & MARY BETH ZULINSKI ! Our guests are therapists for Catholic Charities who have a LOT of services to offer, including foster care, adoption (both international & domestic), counseling (individuals, couples & family), AWC program (adopt a waiting child - children @ legal risk), outreach programs, pregnancy planning, Caring Companions…. and diaper/formula distribution too! ….WELCOME TO ROTARY, CAROLYN & MARY BETH!

OF RECENT VINTAGE…

JUSTINA BOGGIO’S program two weeks ago, introduced by Adriane Shore, featured Program Guest, PATRICIA SCANLON - the local team leader for Soldiers' Angels, offering support to the wounded and solace to the families of the fallen. Pat shared all the many facets of this organization that watches over our soldiers, here and abroad, and their families – providing needed supplies, the comfort of warm blankets, the compassion of supporters back home, and a connection between men and women overseas and their families. Pat has truly devoted her life to the cause since becoming involved in 2005, and has even traveled to Germany to visit with hospitalized soldiers there! … And not only CAN we help, but several of our members stepped up to the plate to do so, even while she was here! As Pat says, there’s ALWAYS a need! The standing ovation Pat received well reflected our support for her efforts as well as those of Soldiers’ Angels, and our troops abroad.

BACK FROM LA MANCHA…

PCEF’s production of MAN OF LA MANCHA was a tremendous theatre experience for those who were able to attend last week! Our community owes a BIG thank you to all who volunteered their time and talent to put on a truly great show, and for a truly great cause!

OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH ANDY & FAMILY… the Jacksons’ home in Henry was heavily damaged by fire Saturday night. We have pitched in to help defray immediate expenses, & offer support in every way possible.

ROTARY READERS…. READ ON!

OUR THANKS to those who have already volunteered to read at Head Start AND at PC Primary School’s Pre-K and Kindergarten Classes—and to the respective project chairs, RON McNEILL and ADRIANE SHORE, for getting us all “onto the same page!” Volunteer Readers Are Still Needed – sign up with Ron or Adriane!

COMING UP…

COW PIE BINGO THIS SATURDAY – BOGGIO’S – 1PM! We are to turn in all stubs and money tonight but take more tickets if you can--- the Committee says there are still a LOT left for sale!

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION next Thursday, Sept. 29 – 5pm free pizza dinner followed by a wide choice of sessions including two of our own – Interact and Short Term Youth Exchange – Please Come! BOARD MEETING – 7am Monday, October 3 at Coal Miners!

AREA-WIDE ROTARY PICNIC Thursday, Oktober 6 at 6pm at WD Boyle Park in Hennepin, with members of Princeton, Lacon & Henry Rotary Clubs– we are to bring pasta or potato sides. Spouses too! $5 includes brat or frank – extras available for sale.

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September 8, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! PRESIDENT JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and ADRIANE SHORE will fill in for JUSTINA BOGGIO with the honor of introducing our Program Guest, PATRICIA SCANLON! Pat is the local team leader for Soldiers' Angels. When American troops are injured overseas, they are sent to a hospital in Germany for treatment and rehabilitation, etc. They have nothing--literally nothing -- not even clothing, a toothbrush, or personal items--with them when they are transported to the medical facility. Soldiers' Angels provides the necessities for these troops. Pat has traveled to Germany and visited with our troops to see for herself what the organization does!

CLUB ASSEMBLY HIGHLIGHTS

JAN SHIELDS reported on COW PIE BINGO SALES – special thanks to DEE BIAGI for providing the outlet for tickets, though sales were slow, at Mark’s Homecoming. MANY TICKETS STILL LEFT– take a batch!! And we need to sign up for selling tab les to be placed at Granville National bank and the Putnam County IGA. We do have a cow, thanks to Kevin Kunkel, and we do have a way to bring the cow to the grid … thanks to FFA coach John Heizer!

RON McNEILL reported that plans are set for our stepped-up reading program at Granville HEAD START at the UCC Church. Ron is lining up volunteers to read at least twice within the month, on any morning, preferably 10-10:30 am. Readers may call the Head Start teacher at 339-2410 to confirm times and dates.

Assistant Gov. ADRIANE SHORE has arranged for the four Rotary Clubs in her AG territory to share an Oktober picnic on Thursday, October 6 (our regular meeting night) at 6pm at the Hennepin Park Shelter (Court & Third Streets across the street from our President’s “white house!”) – meat, drinks, table service etc to be provided at minimal cost, and each Club will be assigned a type of side dish or dessert. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND!

SANDY WOEST explained the benefit of supporting the Rotary Foundation, which funds Rotary’s world-wide humanitarian, disaster relief, and international service and exchange programs. Some of the money comes back home through grants. The goal is for Rotarians who can afford to do so, to give something annually to the fund. It takes an initial donation of $100 to become a “Sustaining Member” but our Club will match a new donor’s contribution so it only takes $50 cash. Also, when the Club amasses $100 from happy bucks for the Foundation, the money will be given away as additional match money for new donors. Sandy will collect smaller sums for which the donor receives a “punch” on his or her donor card, to eventually become a Sustaining Member. Donors who eventually give a total of $1000 are deemed “Paul Harris Fellows,” named after Rotary’s founder.

PC PRIMARY SCHOOL ROTARY READERS PROGRAM is ready to roll, first and third Fridays, starting Friday Sept. 16! Volunteers can sign up with Adriane for the morning (pre-school session) OR afternoon (pre-school & kindergarten sessions).

NO REGULAR MEETINGS SEPT 15 (PCEF play, “Man of LaMancha”) or SEPT 29 (Partners In Education at PCHS – helpers and attendees needed as we are a Co-Sponsor!) Regular meeting in between those dates, on September 22 – SEE YOU HERE !!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

September 1, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! PRESIDENT JIM MACK presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY – with plenty of projects and events to discuss! Welcome to Granville Rotary!

CATCHING UP ON OLD TIMES…

THE GUV WAS HERE! We had the chance to meet Rotary District 6420 Governor Leo Patterson and his wife, Linda, on the occasion of Governor Leo’s official club visit on August 11, bringing LOTS of Rotary info and spirit to the meeting! District 6420 includes 48 Clubs from the Wisconsin and Iowa borders, covering north-west and north-central Illinois.

JORDAN ELLENA reported that the Rotary-Interact Blood Drive was a success, netting 23 units AND $500 in scholarship money from the Red Cross, for PCHS students! Thanks to Jordan, for taking charge, and to ALL ROTARIANS who helped! We’ll also extend thanks to Interact who came through with 15-20 students!

ANDY JACKSON presented DUANE CALBOW’s program on Aug. 18, bringing home the reality that we can save a life when the need arises! Andy explained the basics of CPR, including the new “rules” that concentrate on chest compressions and omit breathing resuscitation, and the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims.

BRENDA BICKERMAN hosted AMY DARRAH last week, sharing new strategies for teaching English & Reading to our 6th grade citizenry – including in-class “book clubs” that sneak in a full reading curriculum utilizing technology as well as “real books!”

BOARD BUSINESS….

THE BOARD met on August 29, netting the following action: (1) Grant status: Our 2011-12 grant request for support of the Senior Center’s $39,000 Renovation Project has been submitted, seeking $896 in Rotary Foundation funds, together with a Club pledge of $500, totaling the cost of new seating for seniors’ events. (2) Cow Pie Bingo Report: JAN SHIELDS is going full-steam to distribute tickets to members and our usual stations – and, thanks to DEE BIAGI hospitality, joined Dee and Chauntelle at the Ravs Stand at Mark’s Homecoming Celebration last Saturday afternoon! Volunteers are needed to sell at the Grocery Store and anywhere we might find willing customers! Kevin Kunkel will have a cow, trailer and truck ready for pick-up at the farm on Sept. 24. (3) Granville 175th report: Great parade, lots of good will, and $648 gross sales for soda, water, and about 190 brautwurst! (4) There will be no regular meeting on September 15, as we are off to the theater to see PCEF’s MAN OF LA MANCHA! 10 members are signed up so far. See Jim Mack or Darlene Cofoid (program host) if you still need or will pay for your tickets. (5) Assistant Gov. ADRIANE SHORE has proposed an area-wide Oktoberfest Rotary event on Thursday, Oct 6 at Hennepin Park. The Board voted to participate, with Henry, Lacon and Princeton also to be invited. Brautwurst and other main entries, table service and drinks will be provided at minimal cost & bring a dish to pass! (6) DUES ARE DUE – several members are still unpaid. Pay up or check with Scott if you’re not sure what you owe. (7) ROTARY FOUNDATION and Polio Eradication support lives on, and deserves an explanation of the Foundation, the ease of supporting the Foundation in small increments, and incentives offered by our Club to encourage Foundation participation! &…congrats to 2 members named Sustaining Members by the Dist!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY GOVERNOR’S NIGHT!

August 11, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! PRESIDENT JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, welcoming ROTARY DISTRICT 6420 GOVERNOR LEO & LINDA PATTERSON as our honored guests! Tonight marks Governor Leo’s official chance to join our Club in celebrating Rotary and all that Rotary does, worldwide!

MEET THE GOV….

Governor Leo is a Lutheran Pastor by trade, having gradutated from Eureka College, Lutheran School of Theology and McCormick Seminary in Chicago with a Doctorate in Ministry. Now serving as a visiting pastor at St. John’s in Sterling, Leo & Linda also sing with the Praise Band at St. Paul’s, and volunteer at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center near Oregon, IL. He began is Rotary involvement in Cambridge in 1981 and served a term as President of that Club, later moved to Mendota and served two terms as that Club’s President, and as that area’s Assistant Governor, then moved to Dixon in 2005, served as an Assistant Governor of that area, and now finds himself in the Governor’s saddle, riding the territory of the District’s 48 Clubs! Linda, a retired teacher (if they ever really retire) is also very Rotary-involved and the pair have hosted a Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Sweden, hosted two ag specialist Exchange participants, AND have passed on the Rotary gene to their very successful children who have also been active in Rotary Clubs from Flat Rock MI to Chandler AZ!

WELCOME, GOVERNOR LEO & LINDA PATTERSON!

CATCHING UP….

DEE BIAGI, our very own “QUEEN OF CUISINE” treated us to a VERY tasty program when we last met, offering samples of her “Italian side” including 5-layer lasagna, tortalach in alfredo sauce, and incredible succharines – all created with real, home-made ingredients! She says she loves to cook for people who love to eat! Dee credits the influences of her own Mom’s “down home” cookin’ and the best of Mark’s Italiano cooks!! THANKS, DEE!!!

OUR INTERACT (indoor and air conditioned) PICNIC was a success, thanks to Ron for taking us in, to Bobby & Jim on cooking detail, & to everyone who brought dishes to pass! We hosted 18 Interactors, Short Term Youth Exchange student Bianca Sanders & family of Moline, & Antonia Strassegger of Austria!

DEER VALLEY was the place to be on August 4, when SEVEN of our Board attended a District Workshop event focused on Foundation, Public Relations & Membership! More ideas to share!

GRANVILLE’S 175th was a chance to sell water, soda & brauts… and to “strut our stuff” with our entries in the Parade! Many thanks to all who pitched in at our stands, to BOBBY for the use of the grill, to DEE for a GREAT job of grilling, to Roselyn Migliorini and Ron Verda for lending and driving their vintage cars, & to Parade survivors Jay, Lonna, Jordan & Scott, & CATHY OLIVERI and RICH GIMBAL (---one very warm SANTA CLAUS!) for the TOYS IN THE PANTRY float! Coincidentally, we also took in $648 (gross) while serving up a LOT of good will!

PCHS BLOOD DRIVE 9-1 this Saturday – Volunteers include Jay, Sandy, Jordan, Jan, Marilyn, & Bobby. Setup at 7:45 am.

NEXT WEEK: Brenda hosts Language Arts Teacher Amy Darrah!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 14, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! PRESIDENT JIM MACK presides over tonight’s meeting, and DEE BIAGI, will treat us to a COOKING DEMONSTRATION as tonight’s Program Host!

CLUB ASSEMBLY NOTES

Our Club Assembly last week notably included discussion of: (1) 50-50 SALES – with the last two available tickets sold on the spot! (2) Board Action reviewed and confirmed, including a step-up of our Literacy Projects, moving to twice/month at Head Start and offering readers once/month at PC Primary School (3) Advance planning for Interact Potluck Picnic July 28 and Blood Drive August 13; (4) Polio Plus Project Cookbook – recipes needed this week; 6 to be selected for entry. (5) First 50-50 drawing for the new year…. And the winner is…. Mike Gerrish, sold by Lori Nimke! (6) Welcome back from Russia, and Congrats to Pres. Jim & Beth Mack on their in-process adoption of Veronica Anne! We enjoyed the company of Beth’s parents, Richard & Frances Wholf & hope they’ll join us again while visiting in the care of grandson Roman!

WELCOME, JIM !

JIM GIBSON was installed last week, proposed for membership by JIM MACK under the classification of Higher Ed – Automation Technology, reflecting his college teaching career and a passion for renewable energy! Jim is IVCC’s Electricity/Electrical Program Coordinator and Wind Energy Project Chair. Jim & Diana live in Hennepin, have four grown kids & five grandkids. Jim says he’s traveling a lot and teaching many Thursdays, but will somehow find time for Rotary! WELCOME ABOARD, JIM & DIANA !!

COMING SOON…

Duane Calbow hosts on July 21! Interact Potluck Picnic July 28 at Hopkins Park in Granville! Board Meeting Monday, August 1 at 7am at Coal Miners in Mark; NO MEETING Aug. 4 (Board to attend Dist. Workshop); Granville’s 175th Aug. 4-6; GOV’S NITE is Aug. 11; & Interact’s BLOOD DRIVE is slated for Sat. Aug. 13!

Reach Within to Embrace Humanity !

Each year, a Rotary theme is created to benchmark the R.I. presidency and also to serve as an inspirational message to Clubs. For the 2011-2012 year President Banerjee has chosen “Reach Within and Embrace Humanity.” Each Rotarian must act on the greater good from the inside out – as in Ghandi’s quote “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” In President Banerjee’s own words “In 2011-12, I will ask Rotarians to Reach Within to Embrace Humanity. I will ask you to search first within yourselves, to understand that all of us, everywhere, have the same dreams, the same hopes, the same aspirations, and similar dilemmas. When we understand, and truly feel, that others’ needs are the same as our own, we begin to understand how important our work is…Together, we will Reach Within to Embrace Humanity. And in peace, harmony, and friendship, we will bring change – and a more joyful world.” President Banerjee has given the organization the tools, and the clubs and members can use the tools to make the difference in communities, families, and individual human lives. Excerpt from District Newsletter article by Rotarian Holly Sparkman.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 7, 2011

WELCOME, ALL -- & HAPPY NEW YEAR! PRESIDENT JIM MACK presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY, starting the year off with lots on the agenda – including installation of our newest member, a review of recent Board action, & plans for upcoming programs and events!

BANQUET HIGHLIGHTS

Last week’s ANNUAL BANQUET was a combination of great food and fellowship, recognition of Service Above Self, presidential thanks to the Board and Officers, congrats for perfect attendance & Installation of the NEW BOARD – all in 1 meeting!

CONGRATULATIONS, SANDY! Sandra Woest was recognized by Pres. Adriane for Service Above Self for outstanding volunteer & professional commitment to the cause of Literacy!

CONGRATULATIONS, SHAWN! Shawn Conerton was recognized by Scott Shore for Student Service Above Self, as Interact Pres. this past year and his dedication of time and talent to MWAH – bringing positive messages to high school students!

CONGRATULATIONS, ADRIANE…. for a great year as President, and for the leadership to carry us through a FANTASTIC Rotary year of fellowship, great programs and successful projects!

CONGRATS AGAIN to those with 100% attendance: Doug, Brenda, Duane, Marilyn, Jay, Ron, Sandra, Chauntelle, Lonna, Jim, Adriane, Lorraine, Darrell, Larry, Tom, Scott, Reed and Jeno!

& CONGRATS, JENO & MARGARET BONUCCHI – Marking Jeno’s 44th year of Rotary membership since helping to obtain our Club’s Charter in 1967 – And with perfect attendance and active participation throughout the past 44 years!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT!

JIM GIBSON is to be installed tonight, proposed for membership by JIM MACK under the classification of Higher Ed – Automation Technology, reflecting his college teaching career and a passion for renewable energy! Jim is IVCC’s Electricity/Electrical Program Coordinator and Wind Energy Project Chair – keeping him very busy! Jim & Diana live in Hennepin, have four grown kids & five grandkids – ALSO keeping the Gibsons very busy! WELCOME TO ROTARY MEMBERSHIP, JIM & DIANA !!

FROM THE BOARD ROOM:

THE NEW BOARD met at Coal Miner’s in Mark on July 1, taking the following action: (1) Foundation year-end report: The Club has sent in a total of $657 for Polio Eradication and $590 for General Fund! (2) Interact Picnic – We may line up a CPASA motivational speaker –if available, Board voted to donate $50 to CPASA in lieu of an honorarium. (3) Literacy success: Suggestion adopted to double Head Start reading to twice a month, and to extend “reading in the classroom” project to PC Primary School.

COMING SOON…

Dee Biagi hosts on July 14! Duane Calbow hosts on July 21!: Interact Potluck Picnic July 28 at Hopkins Park in Granville! Board Meeting Monday, August 1…. NO MEETING Aug. 4 (Board to attend Dist. Workshop); Granville’s 175th Aug. 4-6; GOV’S NITE is Aug. 11; & Interact’s BLOOD DRIVE is slated for Sat. Aug. 13!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY

INSTALLATION NITE!

June 30, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. Adriane Shore presides ONE LAST TIME as we witness the passing of the gavel tonight! VP BOBBY COFOID gets to stand in for incoming President JIM MACK who isn’t here for the hand-off, but for good cause – an “on the ready” adoption call to fly to Russia! We are also honored by the presence of our 2011 STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF recipient, SHAWN CONERTON …& welcome back, DAWN !!

CONGRATULATIONS, ADRIANE…. for a great year as President, and for the leadership to carry us through a FANTASTIC Rotary year of fellowship, great programs and successful projects!

And THANKS TO THE BOARD for the guidance only a GREAT Board can give! Our outgoing Board includes: Adriane, Jim, Darrell, Bobby, Jay, Tom, Lorraine and Sandy – THANK YOU!

& TO OUR OFFICERS…. for keeping the Club on course – including Treas. Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer, Secretary Scott Shore, Sgt. At Arms Lorraine Terando & Club Chaplain Ron McNeill !

COMING ATTRACTIONS…

TOMORROW, Friday July 1: VP Bob Cofoid gets to host the new year’s first Board Meeting – 7am at Coal Miners! July 7 – CLUB ASSEMBLY; July 14: Dee Biagi hosts! July 21: Duane Calbow hosts; July 28: Interact Picnic-Hopkins Park-Granville! ATTENDANCE CONGRATS! The strength of our Club comes from all members’ participation in Club events and projects! CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE ACHIEVING 100% attendance this past year: 1 Year Pins: DOUG ANZLOVAR, BRENDA BICKERMAN, DUANE CALBOW, MARILYN CALBOW, JAY McCRACKEN, RON McNEILL & SANDRA WOEST! 3-Year Pin: CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER! 4-Year Pin: LONNA NAUMAN! 5-Year Pins JIM MACK, ADRIANE SHORE & LORRAINE TERANDO! 7-Year Pin: DARRELL ALLEMAN! 23-Year Pin: LARRY PRIEST! 25-Year Pin: TOM SIMMONS! 26-Year Pin: SCOTT SHORE! 30-Year Pin: REED WILSON! & Last but NOT least, is Charter Member JENO BONUCCHI, whose perfect attendance since even prior to our Club’s charter on May 22, 1967, through April, 2011, nets JENO his well-earned 44-Year Pin! Congratulations and Thanks to ALL! BEST WISHES, CHAUNTELLE! Our treasurer is hopefully on a quick mend, at IVCH. She hopes to be home within a few days!

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM ….

CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER hosted our Program last week, featuring DAWN CONERTON and CLAUDIA BACHMAN of Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA)! Dawn is the founding Coordinator, Claudia has been a member of CPASA’s leadership team since its founding in 2007, and several of our own Rotarians are also CPASA Partners! Our guests explained the purpose of CPASA, to prevent & reduce substance abuse among youth… fighting the “good fight” on NUMEROUS fronts including education, prevention, parent guidance, community awareness, collection of expired and unused meds, and providing the means for local citizens and leaders to network and to take action together …. “for the benefit of all concerned!”

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

June 23, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. Adriane Shore presides and CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER hosts tonight’s Program, welcoming DAWN CONERTON and CLAUDIA BACHMAN of Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA)! Dawn is the founding Coordinator, serving since CPASA began in 2007, and has traveled extensively nationwide to attend training and conferences. Dawn received her Graduate Certificate from the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America’s National Coalition Institute in 2010. She oversees CPASA’s Leadership Team as well as their sub-committees and has been instrumental in helping CPASA expand from a small group to today’s 46 member Coalition. Claudia Bachman has been a member of CPASA’s leadership team since its inception, serving on the Marketing & Promotions, Prevention, Sustainability, Policy and Schools teams. She is a Trainer of the notMYkid parenting curriculum, BASSET sellers & servers, and PACT 360 drug prevention programs. Claudia has been employed as a Health Promotions Specialist with North Central Behavioral Health Systems for over 20 years. She promotes drug prevention, awareness, and healthy lifestyles with all grade levels and with parents and Community Coalition members. WELCOME, DAWN CONERTON & CLAUDIA BACHMAN!

TONIGHT –

1. Please turn in all sold 50-50 tickets and $$ --Drawing soon!!
2. Please confirm dinner reservations for our annual Banquet & Installation Night next week at Rolando’s -- $15 per person!
3. & PLEASE SIGN UP for at least 5 committees for next year!

HAIL TO THE QUEEN!

DARRELL ALLEMAN hosted last week’s ROYAL program, featuring MARSHALL-PUTNAM FAIR QUEEN KRISTA SHIRLEY and her Dad, Darrell’s fellow Fair Board member & Hogs Superintendent at the Fair! Krista told us about the road to the local pageant, and the longer road to the State Pageant, and the even longer road of parades and speaking engagements that came with the crown this past year! Krista is attending ICC and will move on from there, on her next venture to obtain a PhD in physical therapy! She says the year has been a learning experience, even learning about herself in the process, promoting the fair, agriculture, and the pursuit of poise! Krista is also President of her local 4-H hustlers Club which meets in Varna, and continues to show her favorite hogs at State Fairs. THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, DARRELL!

COMING ATTRACTIONS…

June 30: Banquet and Installation Night at Rolando’s in Hennepin – rsvp c/o Adriane! Friday July 1: VP Bob Cofoid gets to host the new year’s first Board Meeting – 7am at Coal Miners! July 7 – CLUB ASSEMBLY; July 14: Dee Biagi hosts! July 21: Brenda Bickerman hosts! July 28: Interact Picnic -Hopkins Park-Granville! Aug. 4: No regular meeting, as several of us will be attending a District event in Deer Valley! Thursday-Saturday Aug 4-6: Granville’s 175th including Rotary Soda & Water Concession Friday evening, & Brautwurst On The Grill on Saturday! Thursday, August 11 – Governor’s Night –100% attendance! SATURDAY, August 13: INTERACT Blood Drive, 9-Noon!

Thank You, Rotarians – We Met our Polio Plus Goal!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

June 16, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. Adriane Shore presides and DARRELL ALLEMAN hosts tonight’s ROYAL program, featuring MARSHALL-PUTNAM FAIR QUEEN KRISTA SHIRLEY! Krista hales from a castle in the far southeast of the M-P territories, and has traveled the fiefdom tonight to tell us how she came to be Queen – and what’s in store for THIS year’s Pageant and Fair! WELCOME, ALL, TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

REALLY FAIR TO ALL CONCERNED!

THIS YEAR’S M-P FAIR is heating up to be the best ever, with plenty to do and see! Start off with a Star-Spangled Kick-Off Day on Wednesday, July 6, including a cookie-stacking contest at 4pm followed by dinner in the Activity Dinner (supported by Henry Rotary, so it’s a make-up too!), and the Pageant! SENIOR DAY Thursday AM is for the 65+ group – bring someone you know to enjoy the JOHN PHILIPS JAZZ QUARTET, free refreshments and LOTS of door prizes, followed by harness racing, a Family Fun Night and more! Come to the Demolition Derby on Friday and the Farm Stock Tractor/Truck Pull on Sunday, too! See you at the FAIR!

YOUTH LEADERSHIP AT ITS BEST!

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM featured our two RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) 2011 scholarship recipients, AIMEE KOTECKI & dad Dan, and NICK LENKAITIS & mom, Laurie! Both students said they had a great time, learned a lot, and met new friends including our Rotary Youth Exchange students from far-away places! Both expressed thanks to the Rotary & hope to return!

“HOT DOGS IN THE PARK” ENJOYED!

We served up a traditional baseball hot dog dinner and LOTS of good will this Tuesday, June 14, for Granville’s Rotary - ZTL team, as well as the opposing Minonk Blue team, and all family members and coaches, to congratulate the players for a hard-fought season and to honor the coaches and organizers whose work makes the summer baseball program possible. And all that followed Granville Little League team’s 8-7 victory over Minonk Blue! Our team includes Ray Casford, Erik Burlingame, Justin Byrne, Jace Schorn, Liam Lockridge, Jimmy Hewitt; Seth Carlson, Chase Washkowiak, Nathaniel Welch, Michael Kettman, Dominic Smoode, Jacob Dudek, Connor Bean, and Ryan Giacometti – coached by Dale Schorn, Mike Dudek and Team Manager Rick Bean. Chad Tonozzi serves as Granville Baseball President. Rotary thanks all who make the Summer Baseball Program a success for so many PC kids!

COMING ATTRACTIONS…

June 23: Dee Biagi hosts! June 30: Banquet and Installation Night at Rolando’s in Hennepin – rsvp c/o Pres-Elect Jim Mack! Friday July 1: Jim’s FIRST Board Meeting – 7am at Coal Miners! July 7 – CLUB ASSEMBLY; July 14: Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer hosts! July 21: Brenda Bickerman hosts! July 28: Interact Picnic! Aug. 4: No regular meeting, as several of us will be attending a District event in Deer Valley! Thursday-Saturday Aug 4-6: Granville’s 175th including Rotary Soda & Water Concession Friday evening, & Brautwurst On The Grill on Saturday!

TONIGHT: Please remember to turn in any Polio Quarters & Donations to Sandy…. AND the first round of 50-50 sales (please note seller’s name on the stubs) to Lonna & Lorraine .. and your reservations for our June 30 Installation Banquet to Jim Mack!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

June 9, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. Adriane presides AND hosts our Club Program tonight, featuring our two RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) 2011 scholarship recipients, with stories to tell! Welcome, AIMEE KOTECKI & parents Laurie and Dan, and NICK LENKAITIS & mom, Laurie! Both students attended as Sophomores at PCHS and both are active “Interactors!” RYLA was held April 29-May 1 at Laredo-Taft’s “wilderness campus” adjacent to Lowden State Park near Oregon, IL. WELCOME TO ROTARY!

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY last week covered a lot of territory, including: (1) confirmation of Board action; (2) Best wishes to DOUG ANZLOVAR, soon to be Dean of Educational Programs and Instruction at Hadley School for the Blind in Winnetka – we will miss you, DOUG! (3) Plug given - Peru Rotary’s Beers of Summer festival tomorrow, June 10 at Seneca’s Oak Ridge. (4) Food Pantry Fundraiser - gift food boxes for sale @$10 each or highest bidder – just two left! (5) Granville’s 175th plans are coming together, revised even since June 2: we’ll be able to sell water and soda at Cruise Nite on Friday, Aug. 5 and bratwurst (only) on Saturday. Our parade entries will be vehicles circa 1905 and 1967 – RI and our own charter years. (6) 50-50 Raffle Ticket Sales are due in by next week, June 16, to Lonna. Please include seller’s name on each ticket stub. (7) MP Extension Foundation requests were approved, to donate $20 for a 4-H trophy and $25 to Ag Ed In The Classroom. (8) CPASA funding request for anti-drug books for Jr. High -- tabled to obtain more info. (9) Thanks received from Jr. Girl Scout honoree Olivia Lawley & from the After-School Wellness Program, for our support!

ROTARY GRANT PRESENTED!

Magnolia Mayor Laurie Smith joined us last week to be presented with a check for $1,250 toward the cost of completion of Magnolia’s brand new emergency warning siren, as we remember the devastation caused by the tornado that hit Magnolia one year ago this week – a grim reminder of the need for early warning! The donation includes a $750 grant from our District 6420, re-cycling the one-half local share of Foundation donations, and $500 from our Club.

HOT DOG! We’re IN THE PARK next Tuesday!

OUR ANNUAL “HOT DOGS IN THE PARK” project has been put together for NEXT TUESDAY June 14, 7pm game in Mark, 8pm dinner at the Mark Shelter, to honor our Granville Rotary Little League team (now combined with Zellmer Truck Lines), and to honor the coaches and organizers whose work makes summer bball happen! We also invite all players and family members of the visiting team (Minonk’s Blue Team) too, for hot dogs, soda and water, chips, cookies, and a lot of encouragement! Be there if you can!!

Our Polio Plus support stands at $378, with a deadline of June 16 to meet Adriane’s goal of $500 – Keep those quarters comin’!.

FUTURE VISION…

NEXT WEEK, June 16: Darrell Alleman hosts our Program! June 23: Dee Biagi hosts! June 30: Banquet and Installation Night at Rolando’s in Hennepin – rsvp c/o Pres-Elect Jim Mack! Friday July 1: Jim’s FIRST Board Meeting – 7am at Coal Miners! July 7 – CLUB ASSEMBLY; July 14: Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer hosts! July 21: Brenda Bickerman hosts! July 28: Interact Picnic! Aug. 4: No regular meeting, so that we can attend District event in Deer Valley! Friday-Saturday Aug 4-5: Granville’s 175th!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

June 2, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! Pres. Adriane has gavel in hand for tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY, featuring a presidential view of the RI Convention in New Orleans, review of Board Action taken on May 27, and a look ahead at upcoming programs and events! WELCOME!

RECENT EVENTS

V.P. JIM MACK chaired our meeting on May 12, as LORRAINE TERANDO hosted PC Wrestling Coach JERRY KRIEWALD and the “past, present and future” of PC wrestlers – PCHS graduate Alonzo Khouaja (now a freshman at IVCC), Jacob Levy (sophomore wrestler) and Trevor Zellmer (6th grade Club wrestler) spoke about their enjoyment of the sport and how it helps them develop a better attitude toward life, school -- and high grades! Jerry says with the accomplishments of these wrestlers and others, we’ve met and conquered some very large and very competitive schools – and we’re all invited to see it happen again next year!

OLIVIA LAWLEY made a “guest appearance” on May 12 with mom Toni Lawley and Grandma Cathy Oliveri, to receive her Girl Scout Bronze Award –the highest a Jr. Girl Scout can earn, for her community service, organizing, advertising,and helping with Rotary’s TOYS IN THE PANTRY project! VP JIM MACK presented the award. Olivia’s not only a HIGHLY motivated 5th grader… she’s also the last Girl Scout standing in PC! Congrats, Olivia!

AFTER THE AFTERGLOW: 106 Attended & enjoyed it all; $3,470 donated; $3,500 estimated expenses! Thanks to EVERYONE!

WORLD LITERACY Project–Pics & thanks received from Taiwan!

JIM GIBSON IS PROPOSED.. & PRESENTS!

JIM GIBSON presented our Program on May 19 as the guest of REED WILSON…and was proposed for membership the same night, by VP JIM MACK! Jim (Gibson) explained the planning, grant funding, and implementation of IVCC’s wind energy program, on which Jim was the key architect. He teaches what he preaches, as IVCC’s Electricity/Electronics Professor & Program Coordinator! Jim and his wife, Diana, live in Hennepin & have four grown kids, ages 23 to 29 ….& five grandkids! Jim’s proposal for Rotary membership is Board approved & announced to the Club, and we hope to install Jim -- just as soon as he is available for the event!

DR. BUD: WE’RE “THIS CLOSE!”

SANDY WOEST hosted last week’s program, featuring Rock Island Rotarian, Polio survivor, and District Polio Eradication Chair Dr. Bud Phillis! Bud related his own struggle and his sister’s death, bringing home the global need to “go the full distance” to eradicate polio forever!

BOARD STUFF

The BOARD met on May 27, taking the following action: (1) Polio Plus support stands at $378, with a deadline of June 16 to meet Adriane’s goal of $500. (2) For Granville’s 175th, Board approved purchase of a small promotional poster ad & will sell lemon shakeups, soda & water if permitted, and we hope to sponsor two parade vehicles… as close as possible to a 1905 (Rotary’s founding year), and a ’67 (our Club’s charter year)!? (3) Discussion held but no action taken, regarding possible Club name change to reflect greater area covered by Club membership and Club projects. (4) Approved this year’s annual purchase of two bicycles as prizes in Sheriff’s Kops for Kids fishing derby in June. (5) 50-50 tickets– members to sell & turn money in to Lonna by June 16, PLEASE!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

May 12, 2011

WELCOME, ALL! V.P. JIM MACK chairs our meeting as LORRAINE TERANDO hosts PC Wrestling Coach JERRY KRIEWALD and the “past, present and future” of PC wrestlers!

WELCOME TO ROTARY, LISA & JORDAN!

LISA JOHNSON & JORDAN ELLENA were each installed as member last week, with the help of SANDRA WOEST who “officiated,” and each new member’s proposer! LISA was proposed for membership by mom BETTY JOHNSON with the classification of Restaurant Delivery Services reflecting her long-standing employment with Pizza Hut of Peru! JORDAN was proposed for membership by JUSTINA BOGGIO, under the classification of “Community Development” to reflect Jordan’s internship and (recently announced) future career with North Central Illinois Council of Governments!! WELCOME, LISA & JORDAN!!

SCOUT’S HONOR!

Fifth Grader OLIVIA LAWLEY will be here tonight to receive special recognition & a Girl Scout BRONZE Award – the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can earn – for her Scouting Project benefiting our Rotary TOYS IN THE PANTRY Project! Olivia is the daughter of TONI LAWLEY and granddaughter of “Toys” Project Chair CATHY (& CHUCK) OLIVERI. Congrats, Olivia!

AFTERGLOW THIS WEEKEND!

All Hands On Deck! We’ll need volunteers to help set up about 3:30 or 4 pm Friday and to help decorate at 1pm Saturday… and to help at the event, 10:30 pm Saturday (please wear white shirt & black pants).Brownies, cookies & rice krispie treats welcome, too!

ROTARY-ACTIVATED:

CLUB THANKS to BRENDA & BETTY for stepping up to the plate to collect meal $$ at our meetings & to TOM for past service!

CONVENTION TIME! Adriane & Scott will attend the District Conference at Starved Rock this weekend (others are very welcome to stop by!) and will be traveling next week to attend the Rotary International Convention in NEW ORLEANS!

FUTURE PROGRAMS: REED WILSON hosts next week, May 19; SANDY WOEST will host Dr. Bud Phillis of Milan (Rock Island Rotary) on May 26, “measuring” out the final inch of Rotary’s worldwide effort to eradicate Polio! THE BOARD will meet on FRIDAY MAY 27 at 7am in Mark if a quorum is available (instead of the following Monday which is Memorial Day), followed by our next CLUB ASSEMBLY (& Chicken Night) on JUNE 2! We hope to host the two students who attended RYLA on June 9. Looking ahead, our Annual Banquet and Installation Night falls on Thursday, June 30 - -mark your calendars to bring a spouse & be there, please!

LITERACY THANKS! We received a telephone call from Vince McGuire in Taiwan, thanking us for our “generous” donation of “beautiful” books to the Chung-Li Elementary School –He says he’ll be sending us pictures with the kids or School principal soon!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

Cinco De Mayo, 2011

HOLA & Bienvenida a todos! Pres. ADRIANE SHORE chairs our CLUB ASSEMBLY tonight, catching up on recent news & Board minutes, & welcoming TWO NEW ROTARIANS!

THREE WEEKS AGO…..

…TOM SIMMONS hosted Program Guest VONDA SPANBAUER of Lake Wildwood, to tell us about her work as an RN, putting her Bachelor’s in Community Health Education to good use as one of IVCH’s outreach educators. They provide CPR & First Aid training, parenting classes, free school nutrition and physical fitness programs, and a free Tai Chi /Exercise Program (9-10 am on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Peru Mall), combining martial arts and calming exercise to relieve stress and to foster physical and spiritual health. THANKS FOR HOSTING, TOM!

BLOOD MOBILE SUCCESS!

Our Good Friday Blood Drive, co-sponsored by PCHS Interact, literally “drew” a crowd on April 22, nearly doubling the Red Cross goal of 27 pints! The final statistics indicate that of 53 donors who signed in, thirteen were students under age 19, and eight were first-time donors. Our thanks to all Rotarians who helped with food prep, setup and refreshments for donors, and to all Interact members who handled the registration and escorted post-donors during the Drive. This just in….New free Rotary Club Locator iPhone app available soon to be offered for Android phones, too!

TWO NEW MEMBERS TO BE INSTALLED!

JORDAN ELLENA is proposed for membership by JUSTINA BOGGIO, under the classification of “Community Development” to reflect Jordan’s BA, Master’s, internship and (recently announced) future career with North Central Illinois Council of Governments!

LISA JOHNSON is proposed for membership by mom BETTY JOHNSON with the classification of Restaurant Delivery Services – for Pizza Hut of Peru! Lisa is a graduate of LP and has been working for the Peru Pizza Hut since 1988! She’s a member of McNabb-Magnolia Jr. Women’s Club, enjoys bingo (cow pie??) & helping others! CONGRATULATIONS, LISA & JORDAN!!

“Not So Trivial” Pursuits!

We came, we saw, and… we were conquered – but had a lot of fun in the process last Thursday April 28, 2011, joining Ottawa Rotary and area Clubs for a Trivia face-off. Our THANKS & CONGRATS to all who went to Ottawa HOPING to defend our Club’s honor!

BOARD WORK

THE BOARD met on May 2, taking up the following biz: Scholarship nominees approved: Knute Hammel $500 – Lauren VanKeulen, RR Hennepin – will attend IVCC to pursue Art & Photography; Bill Klein Mem. $300 voucher – Benjamin Arnold, of Lostant, determined to teach history – will attend IVCC in the fall; Co-Op Student Of The Year $200 voucher– Kyle Kotecki, RR Granville – worked for Spring Valley Ford last year, and with Mennie’s Machine Co. this year; Student Service Above Self Award – Shawn Conerton, Junior, Interact President, CPASA member and “MWAH” performer -- $100 to be donated to Interact in his honor.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

APRIL 14, 2011

WELCOME! Pres. ADRIANE SHORE chairs our meeting, and TOM SIMMONS hosts Program Guest, VONDA SPANBAUER of Lake Wildwood! Our guest is an RN with a Bachelor’s in Community Health Education, and past experience as a nursing home administrator and as a nursing instructor at IVCC. For the past 10 years with IVCH she has served as a hospice nurse, and now serves as one of IVCH’s outreach educators, providing flu clinics, CPR & First Aid training, parenting classes, free school nutrition and physical fitness programs, and a free Tai Chi /Exercise Program at the Peru Mall on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Tai Chi is an ancient eastern form of martial arts which includes 48 calming and repetitive moves for specific immunity, wellness and stress relief. Vonda has modified the program to benefit participants of all ages and abilities – and might even practice on us tonight! WELCOME!

ROTARY IN ACTION

Action taken at the Board meeting and confirmed last week included: (1) Donation of $100 (and we collected another $113 in member donations) for the Rotary-affiliated SHELTER BOX Project – emergency shelter and life supplies for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan; (2) Appreciation for $100 given by the family of Ray Naumann, designated, per his past wishes, for Afterglow; (3) Approved purchase of four new Rotary road signs, one set to be moved to Rte 89 near McNabb; (4) Donation of $100 & several dictionaries in conjunction with the PC Library to send English reading books to Chung Li Elementary School in Taiwan; & (5) Planing for our Good Friday Blood Drive, RYLA, and Afterglow!

TWO WEEKS AGO…..

JANICE SHIELDS hosts her own first Program, to tell us about her journey from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to LA, California where she returned to college for a degree and seven year career in marriage and family counseling before moving on to a sales career with Manpower Services, followed by a seventeen-year sales career with Chicago Title Company! Along the way, Jan found that it was fun to set up travel trips for Title clients, and eventually made her way to Tour Directors’ School in San Francisco, launching yet another – and still current -- career as a tour director, now with Mayflower Tours! Also along the way, she also met Mike, a guy from Ladd IL, & following Mike’s retirement from the elevator/escalator biz and as an elevator inspector for the State of California, the couple made their way to the peace & quiet of Fish ‘n’ Fun, & here they be!

TWO NEW MEMBERS TO BE PROPOSED!

JUSTINA BOGGIO has the honor of proposing JORDAN ELLENA for membership, under the classification of “Community Development” reflecting Jordan’s BA, master’s, internship and hopeful career with North Central Illinois Council of Governments!

& BETTY JOHNSON proposes to be joined in Rotary membership by her daughter, LISA JOHNSON, with a NEW vocational classification of Pizza Delivery – for Pizza Hut of Peru !
Both proposals go to the Board, then to the Club, then (following a week for response to the Board), INSTALLATIONS on May 5!

COMIN’ UP: NO MEETING NEXT WEEK (Holy Thursday); GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE NEXT FRIDAY-PCHS (Apr 22); NO MEETING APRIL 28 (Rotary Trivia Team Event Thursday April 28, 2011 – Ottawa Elks Lodge, 116 W. Jefferson St., 5pm Social, 6pm dinner ($8), 7pm trivia ----------GO TRIVIA TEAM!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MARCH 31, 2011

WELCOME! Pres. ADRIANE SHORE chairs, and JANICE SHIELDS hosts her own first Program tonight, to tell us about her journey from Pennsylvania to California to Illinois, and about some of her careers and experiences along the way! WELCOME, JAN!

CATCHING UP ON OLD TIMES…..

ADRIANE SHORE hosted Guests SHANE & ELIZABETH SMITH of RR Magnolia on March 10, for a look into Shane’s profession as a Physical Therapist with St Margaret’s Hospital. We learned about the educational path taken after graduating from PCHS to become licensed, and the wide variety of therapy offered. Elizabeth is also a member of the St. Margaret’s staff, as a Registered Nurse.

AG NIGHT on March 17 was a “pot ‘a gold” success, with a great crowd and an enlightening program on innovative soybean production techniques & some “friendly competition” fostered by the Yield Challenge Program. Speaker Jim Nelson of Bloomington serves as coordinator for the Program under the auspices of the Illinois Soybean Association. Team members set aside at least 5 acres each for soybean production, hoping to have the highest yields among participating teams -- and willing to share their trials and triumphs with others for the good of the ag-soybean industry. Our thanks to Brad Acuncius and Darrell Alleman for co-chairing the event & to Brad for emceeing – enjoyed by one and all, including guests of our FOUR local banks and the Putnam County FFA!

COMIN’ UP: Board Mtg Mon., April 4; Club Assembly April 7!

MR. WRAGGE: “SERVICE ABOVE SELF!”

PCHS Ag Instructor and FFA Advisor DARYLE WRAGGE was both surprised and humbled, he said, by Rotary’s presentation to him on March 17, of the Club’s highest honor for “SERVICE ABOVE SELF!” President Adriane Shore recounted examples of Mr. Wragge’s immeasurable dedication to his profession and to his students, throughout his teaching career in Putnam County from 1994 to the present. As stated by Adriane, Mr. Wragge’s leadership, and the educational opportunities he has offered to his students beyond the classroom -- often on his own time -- demonstrate the essence of Rotary’s mantra of placing service to others above one’s own self. Mr. Wragge was presented an inscribed plaque, and a monetary gift to FFA in his honor, “with the appreciation we express on behalf all the citizens, parents, and students of our Putnam County Schools.”

LIGHTING THE WAY TO AFTERGLOW

DANIELLE STODDARD was with us on March 10, gearing up for this year’s post-prom AFTERGLOW on Saturday, May 14 – moving to the PC Primary School Gym. We’ll continue the Casino-Carnival theme, but with the addition of a BAGS TOURNAMENT and more! Save the date – 1pm decorations, 10 pm final setup.

DID YOU KNOW…. That the Rotary “Wheel” has taken on many shapes over the years--- evolving with the times! The current wheel is in the form of a working gear, with space for a keyway that makes the gear turn --putting the idea of Rotary to work worldwide! WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MARCH 10, 2011

WELCOME! Pres. ADRIANE SHORE chairs AND hosts tonight’s Program, with Guests SHANE & ELIZABETH SMITH of RR Magnolia here for the occasion! Shane Smith is a Physical Therapist with St Margaret’s Hospital, and offers to tell us the “ins and outs” as well as the “ups and downs” of physical therapy – and the services available locally, when we need them!! Elizabeth is also a member of the St. Margaret’s staff, as a Registered Nurse! Welcome To Rotary, Shane & Elizabeth !!

CATCHING UP………….

SCOTT SHORE hosted our Program two weeks ago, with PCHS INTERACT CLUB President Shawn Conerton and Secretary Aimee Kotecki present to share the “INTER-ACTION!” The Club was formed in 2008, sponsored by our Rotary Club, to provide PCHS students with opportunities to gain leadership and teamwork experience while also enjoying the experience of serving others within our schools, community, and world – and they’ve done ALL that and more! Shawn and Aimee told us about the Club’s many projects, and the personal benefits they enjoy as members – with thanks to Rotary for our support (AND that gavel!)

At LAST WEEK’S CLUB ASSEMBLY we reviewed Board minutes from Feb. 28, confirmed plans for AG NITE and our SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD next week, voted to cancel our regular meeting of March 24 so members can attend a School Board Candidates Night at PCHS--7pm that night; confirmed our Scholarship Awards @ $500, $300 and $200; & made plans for our Good Friday Blood Drive April 22, and our next 50-50 Raffle (Thank you, Lorraine and Lonna, for taking this project on again!)

GEARING UP FOR AFTERGLOW

DANIELLE STODDARD is here tonight, readying us for this year’s post-prom AFTERGLOW on Saturday, May 14! This year’s event will be held at the PC Primary School Gym, repeating the Casino & Carnival theme that's still "a fave" among kids AND Rotarians! THANK YOU, DANIELL for continuing to serve as Chair!

WELCOME, BETTY JOHNSON!

BETTY JOHNSON of McNabb was installed on Feb. 24 with the help of Proposer LORRAINE TERANDO and Sec'y Scott Shore, along with pinning assistance from Betty’s daughter, LISA, taking on the vocational classification of "Registered Nurse" –having recently retired with 50 years’ practice, helping patients!
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO ROTARY, BETTY !

ADVANCE CONGRATS, SANDRA!

SANDY WOEST put her “fellowship” where her support is, to become our Club’s next PAUL HARRIS FELLOW! Sandy, Jim Mack and Adriane Shore each donated on Feb. 23 in honor of Rotary’s 106th Birthday AND Rotary Foundation’s offer to give “double credit” that day! Official recognition will follow, Sandy!

COMING UP ……

NEXT WEEK – ROTARY AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT – 6:30 pm at McNabb Community Hall -- $15 per person – Each Rotarian is to bring AT LEAST one guest interested in our Ag-Economy (isn’t everyone?!) or sponsor an FFA student! Pay $ to Brad or Darrell!

MARCH 24 – NO MEETING to permit Rotary members to attend a PC School Board Candidates’ Night at PCHS, 7 pm that night.

MARCH 26 – DISTRICT ASSEMBLY at Kishwaukee College!

MARCH 30 – JAN SHIELDS hosts her FIRST PROGRAM!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEBRUARY 24, 2011

WELCOME! VICE PRESIDENT JIM MACK presides tonight, and SCOTT SHORE hosts our Program, with several of the Board and members of the PCHS INTERACT CLUB present to share the “INTER-ACTION!” The Club was formed in 2008, sponsored by our Rotary Club, to provide PCHS students with opportunities to gain leadership and teamwork experience while also enjoying the experience of serving others within our schools, community, and world. Since then, the PCHS INTERACT CLUB has done all that and THEN some – with an amazing membership and an equally impressive list of activities, fundraisers and service projects, some of which we’ll hear about tonight! Welcome, INTERACT President SHAWN CONERTON, Board Members CHRISTINE MATTERN, SERGIO CERULO, AIMEE KOTECKI, and KEVIN ALLEMAN, Interactor NICK LENKAITIS, & maybe more! We also thank MR. CARBONI for serving as Faculty Advisor! As a Club and as a Community, we can be VERY proud of these students and all their accomplishments – WELCOME, ALL!

LAST WEEK’S AMAZING PROGRAM

RICK SERAFINI hosted last week’s Program Guest, SUE SCHERI, telling us of her efforts to lend quilted support to injured soldiers and to the families of those lost while serving in the armed forces. Sue leads the effort to provide personalized MARINE COMFORT QUILTS, “honoring the fallen, one quilt at a time,” and BLANKETS OF HOPE, providing warmth --both literally and figuratively-- to those who are wounded in service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks for hosting an inspiring program, Rick!

WELCOME, BETTY JOHNSON!

BETTY JOHNSON of McNabb will be installed tonight with the help of Proposer LORRAINE TERANDO, Club Chaplain Ron McNeill, and Sec'y Scott Shore, under the vocational classification of "Registered Nurse!" Betty recently retired, celebrating 50 years of helping patients -- and willing to continue to serve others as a member of Rotary! WELCOME TO ROTARY, BETTY !

HAPPY 106th BIRTHDAY, ROTARY!

It was on February 23, 1905, when a group of Chicago businessmen got together with the idea of combining their vocational interests to serve their growing town, and to form what would be the world's first & most international service Club! Founder Paul Harris was born in Racine, Wisconsin and was raised by his grandparents in Wallingford, Vermont. He had worked as a newspaper reporter, business teacher, actor, cowboy, and world-traveling salesman of marble and granite, before coming to Chicago to practice law in 1896. Hoping to recapture some of the friendly spirit among businessmen in small communities, he joined coal merchant Silvester Schiele, mining engineer Gustavus Loehr, and merchant tailor Hiram Shorey, to form ROTARY -- named for the fact that the foursome rotated meeting places among their four offices. Paul also served as the first chairman of the board of the national Easter Seal Society of Crippled Children and Adults in the USA, and of the International Society for Crippled Children, and was recognized for distinguished service to youth by the Boy Scouts of America. Today, more than 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 27,500 clubs share Paul Harris' vision of bringing together members of diverse interests and vocations to enjoy fellowship while serving others here & world-wide-- what a great idea!

COMING UP….

THE CURRENT BOARD meets Monday, Feb 28 – 7am in Mark! OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY (Chicken Nite!) follows on March 3! ADRIANE SHORE hosts phys. therapist SHANE SMITH 3/10!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEBRUARY 17, 2011

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides tonight, and RICK SERAFINI hosts Program Guest, SUE SCHERI, representing a group called MARINE COMFORT QUILTS, “honoring the fallen, one quilt at a time,” and another group called BLANKETS OF HOPE, providing warmth --both literally and figuratively-- to those who are wounded in service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sue has been a part of the “fabric” of the first group for nearly 7 years, and of the second group for over a year. Tonight, we’ll hear their story. WELCOME TO ROTARY, SUE!

COMING UP….

SCOTT SHORE hosts members of INTERACT next Thursday! THE CURRENT BOARD meets Monday, Feb 28 – 7am in Mark! OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY (Chicken Nite!) follows on March 3! & President ADRIANE SHORE hosts our Program on March 10!

A RARE ROTARY FOUNDATION/POLIO PLUS PROMOTION

In honor of Paul Harris’ founding of Rotary on February 23, 1905, Rotary will offer a 2-for-1 special on donations toward earning a Paul Harris Fellowship. For every $100 donated on-line on Feb. 23, the donor will get TWICE the credit toward the eventual goal of $1000 to become a Paul Harris Fellow (or to get a “second stone)! BUT – donor members must FIRST be logged into the rotary.org website BEFORE Feb. 23 – and it takes 24-48 hours to confirm a new password to log in, so sign in please… and donate if you can, to RF or Polio Plus, on February 23! Happy Birthday, Rotary!

CATCHING UP ON THE NEWS…

BRAD POPURELLA hosted Mona Strayve on Jan. 27, telling us to recycle used clothes, shoes & textiles. USAgain pays sponsors $25 per collection box, and pays per the load for goods collected on a weekly basis –clothes to those in need, AND sparing our landfills!

ROTARY “SHOWED OUR STUFF” at the PCEF Bill Klein Memorial Trivia Bowl held January 29, proving we can have fun even if we don’t come in first… or second… or third… or…. GO TEAM! Chauntelle, Dee, Brenda, Jan Shields, Sandy, Reed, Scott & Adriane gave the cause their all – and all for a good cause!

We made up for our weather-cancellation on Feb 3 with a GREAT program on Feb. 10, hosted by SANDY WOEST on behalf of Larry Priest…. YU XUAN LIN, an ESL student of Sandy’s, explained the Chinese New Year which we are STILL celebrating! Whether you call it 2011 or 4709, it’s the “Year of the Rabbit” – a peaceful, diplomatic, non-confrontational year of good taste and refinement, comfort, leisure, and leniency. So… GONG XI FA CAI – & have a happy, healthy new year –and thank you, Sandy!!

MEANWHILE…. JIM, SCOTT & ADRIANE SHORE were soaking in Rotary knowledge at a DISTRICT MEETING in Princeton. District INTERACT Clubs meet in Sterling this Sat.; Jim Mack will be at Pres-Elect Training on Feb. 25-26; There’s a Itzkach Perlman/Chicago Symphony Rotary Benefit Concert to End Polio Mon., March 7 in Chicago; Our District Assembly will be at Kishwaukee College in Malta on Sat. March 26 (can we get a car-load to attend??); RYLA Youth Leadership Camp is April 29-May 1; The District Conference will be at Starved Rock May 13-15; & the Rotary Int’l Convention is the next week in New Orleans –and your Pres & Sec’y will be there to represent the Club!

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January 27, 2011

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides tonight and BRAD POPURELLA hosts our Program, featuring Guest MONA STRAYVE --and an unusual recycling program known as USAgain – recycling clothes & shoes, from here to everywhere!

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM

LORI NIMKE presented her own first Program last week, sharing some of the events of her life that have brought her to the community, and to Rotary! Lori grew up on a farm near Blackstone in the Streator area, the oldest of four girls, with great memories of skating, sledding, biking, running, school and LOTS of extracurricular interests Lori is definitely a “life learner,” pursuing life and learning in a total of four universities and two community colleges, with a bachelors in psychology and recently, after a lot of commuting to ISU, a master’s degree in fashion merchandising! Her enthusiasm for life shows, also, through her love of the arts, music, dance, comedy, and the type of person-to-person connection that comes with vocations and avocations in retail, in coffee shops, helping the homeless, mentally disabled adults, children in crisis --- and, very recently, becoming increasingly active and involved in the Methodist Church ministry, outreach, and evangelism! Telling us of her latest endeavors as Church Board President and teaching, coordinating church and revival events, and planning a youth outreach ecumenical program, Lori sees the correlation to Rotary – It’s about service, seeing the needs of the community and meeting their needs! THANKS FOR THE PROGRAM, LORI !!

WELCOME, DEE!

DEE BIAGI was re-installed as a member of Granville Rotary last week, by proposer & daughter CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER, and Club Chaplain RON McNEILL! Dee joins under the dual classification of Caterer & Teacher’s Aide at Swaney, with a side-talent for home interior and design as a representative for Home Interiors and Gifts, now known as “Celebrating Home!” …WELCOME “HOME” TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, DEE!

PLANNING A PARTY – HAPPY 175th

CATHY OLIVERI will stop in tonight to share happy congrats on our TOYS IN THE PANTRY Project – and on the subject of HAPPY, we’ll get to hear about (& invest in) GRANVILLE’S 175th BIRTHDAY! The Committee is launching a Valentine’s Day lotto fundraiser for the event -- $10 buys you six number-combinations. The pick-3 evening lotto on Feb 14 may net you $500 to $1,000! Our Club will also begin considering ways in which we can join the party! WELCOME, CATHY OLIVERI !

COMING UP….

PCEF TRIVIA NIGHT – Saturday, January 29, 7 pm at PCHS! The team: Adriane, Sandy, Tom, Lonna, Chauntelle, Dee, Scott, & as many as possible to cheer, jeer or replace these brave Triviators! THE CURRENT BOARD meets Monday, Jan. 31 – 7am in Mark! OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY (Chicken Nite!) follows on February 3! LARRY PRIEST hosts on Feb 10 (& 4 of us attend a Dist. Mtg!!) RICK SERAFINI hosts Feb 17; ADRIANE SHORE hosts Feb 24 & THE BOARD meets again on Monday, Jan. 31, 7am in Mark!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 20, 2011

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE (still with a “leg up” over the competition) and/or VP JIM MACK will preside tonight, and LORI NIMKE will present her own Program, to tell us about her journey from Blackstone to McNabb – with some points of interest along the career path from there to here! WELCOME!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT!

DEE BIAGI becomes a Granville Rotarian (AGAIN!) tonight, “renewing vows” of exactly 10 years ago when Dee FIRST joined Rotary – and we’re glad to have Dee back!!! CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER proposed her mom under the dual classification of Caterer and as a Para-Professional Aide for PC Schools! Dee and husband John are the parents of Chauntelle, John, and Tony. She has been a displayer for Home Interiors and Gifts, now known as “Celebrating Home,” for nearly two decades, keeping her free hand in the catering business, and her other free hand in education as a Teacher’s Aide at Swaney Jr. High! The Board accepts the proposal, the Club accepted the acceptance, and tonight we have the honors of re-installing Dee as a member!

WELCOME, DEE!

COMING UP….

BRAD P. hosts Mona Strayve from USAgain next week--Jan 27! PCEF TRIVIA NIGHT – Saturday, January 29, 7 pm at PCHS! THE CURRENT BOARD meets Monday, Jan. 31 – 7am in Mark! OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY (Chicken Nite!) follows on February 3! LARRY PRIEST hosts on Feb 10 (& 4 of us attend a Dist. Mtg!!)

THE “MOREL” OF THE STORY...

LONNA NAUMAN wins the prize for hosting the most family members at one time, for last week’s program featuring TOM NAUMAN on the topic of “Mushroom Mania!” The guest list also included Tom’s wife & business co-owner Vicky Nauman, as well as Jesse, Josh and Josh’s wife, Shelly Nauman! It started out as a hobby, but “MUSHROOMED” into full-time self-employment in a business that now includes Morel festivals and competitions, on-line product sales, the “Morel Booster” newsletter with thousands of subscribers, a website sporting millions of hits, a wholesale business that stocks its products in major stores, news coverage from the Peoria Journal Star to the Wall Street Journal, the begin nings of a documentary video, and, in the end, plenty of mushrooms to cook & enjoy! THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, LONNA!

PCEF TRIVIA NIGHT – SAT. JAN 29!

This is our chance to again fly the banner, “Illegitimis Non Carborundum” – AND to re-take the TROPHY we claimed when the event began in in 2004! Our first team consisted of Bill Klein, in whose memory the event has now been named, along with Vic Lenkaitis, Reed Wilson, Scott & David Shore. We’re counting on this year’s Rotary Team & any who can be there to cheer us on to trivia triumph – see you at PCHS on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 7 pm!

DUES & DON’TS

The GOOD news is that our DUES did not go up 66% -- in fact, they haven’t gone up AT ALL for many years! $50 plus $2 for any meeting missed and not made up at another meeting, on-line, or by participating in any Rotary project. A new record – 21 of us – had a “perfect score” for these past 6 months – CONGRATS, CLUB !!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 13, 2011

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE and/or VP JIM MACK will preside tonight, while LONNA NAUMAN hosts our Program and several guests! TOM NAUMAN is here to share with us a “mushrooming” story about MORELS – great sport for fun and profit, and an unlikely tourist attraction! Welcome to Rotary, Tom, Vicky, and Nauman family guests !!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED!

CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER has proposed her mom as a member of Rotary (possibly a FIRST for our Club!!). Dee Biagi and husband John have three children, Chauntelle, John, and Tony. She is the daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy Malavolti. She has been a displayer for Home Interiors and Gifts, now known as “Celebrating Home,” for almost 19 years. She has always been a wonderful cook and gets to share her culinary passion by Catering. She also is great with kids and has been a para-professional aide for the Putnam County School District for the last couple years. Dee has been a member of Granville Rotary during our past “Clover Club” days, and has been a frequent guest of Chauntelle’s. Acting on the proposal, the Board voted “aye” last week and the Club now has 7 days to comment, & we can invite Dee to be installed next week as a new and welcome member of the Granville Rotary Club!

COMING UP….

LORI NIMKE hosts her first Program next week, January 20! & BRAD P. hosts Mona Strayve from USAgain on Jan 27!

HALE TO THE NEW BOARD & VP!

Our Board election result netted the following to serve effective July 1, 2011 with then-to-be President JIM MACK and then-to-be Past President ADRIANE SHORE: Doug Anzlovar, Brenda Bickerman, Duane Calbow, Bobby Cofoid, Andy Jackson and Sandy Woest! Congrats to the BOARD!!! That Board then met to select a VP from among its ranks, with BOBBY COFOID receiving unanimous approval! THANKS & CONGRATS, BOBBY – Mr. VP for 2011-2012, then stepping up to Pres!

CLUB ASSEMBLY MINUTES

Action taken or confirmed on Jan. 6 (1) Welcome, Matt Hostetter, Adriane Shore & Brad Acuncius – all seemingly on the mend!! And welcome back, Jan Ringenberg!! (2) PCEF Trivia Night TEAM for Saturday, Jan 29 at 7 pm: Jan Shields, Adriane Shore, Sandy Woest, Tom Simmons, Scott Shore and Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer – More can come to cheer and to switch in & out! (3) Club donations: $50 to Rotary Foundation in lieu of Rotary Rose Bowl float, $100 to Hopkins Alumni Landscape Project at PC Primary School, $100 to Jerry Kriewald’s Jr. High School Puma Wrestling Club; (4) Literacy Project Report – Andy Jackson has the honors this month & will set up one or more reading days at Head Start! So far, Ron and Brenda have each read once, and Sandy has read three times – all well received!! (5) Sec’y Scott says he’s working on the dues bills for the current 6-month period: $50 covers District & Rotary International dues and the Rotarian Magazine -- plus $2 for any meeting missed and not made up at a project or another club or on-line. If you know you’re 100% or you want to pay the base amount now, remit $50 to Scott, payable to Granville Rotary!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 6, 2011

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE and/or VP JIM MACK will preside over our CLUB ASSEMBLY tonight, with several items (and CHICKEN!) on the agenda -- (1) Board meeting review; (2) Election of New Board (and New Board meeting to follow; (3) Interact update; (4) PCEF Trivia Night Saturday January 29; (5) Program update. WELCOME – & HAPPY NEW YEAR !

WELCOME, JAN SHIELDS!

JAN SHIELDS of Fish ‘n’ Fun was installed as a member of the Granville Rotary Club on Dec. 9, proposed by LORRAINE TERANDO! Jan is a graduate of Millersville State University in her home State of Pennsylvania, and received a Masters in Behavioral Sciences from the University of California, Dominguz Hills. She met her husband, Ladd native Mike Shields, then an Elevator Inspector for California, where they resided for over 20 years, before moving to Putnam County in 2007. Jan, who was in the title insurance business in California, has since taken up a new profession as a tour director with Mayflower Tours, headquartered in Downers Grove. WELCOME TO ROTARY, JAN!

ELECTION TONIGHT

Tonight we elect 6 to serve on our NEXT Board of Directors effective July 1, 2011 with then-to-be President JIM MACK and then-to-be Past President ADRIANE SHORE. Then new Board will meet tonight to elect our next VP – Cast your ballot, please!

REMEMBER DECEMBER ??

It was still 2010 WHEN….REED WILSON hosted IVCC PRES. DR. JERRY CORCORAN, Dec. 9 – with enlightening news of the amazing growth & success of our local community college!!
And our annual POINSETTIA PROJECT brought nearly 700 poinsettias to area seniors on Dec. 11, thanks to the Van Wingerden family’s generosity, Chairman TOM SIMMONS, and the volunteer efforts of our ace “delivery team” and several PCHS Interact members! Thanks to ALL who helped make this project a great success! If you have corrections to your delivery route, please get those to Tom Simmons so that he can note the changes!
Then came our “WRAP DAY” for TOYS IN THE PANTRY – and again, thanks to all who wrapped, and to all who donated – we also thank CATHY OLIVERI for chairing the Project, which brought gifts and Christmas joy to a record 184 children this year!
AND THANK YOU, JIM MACK for setting up our Rotary Christmas Party at Rolando’s, Dec. 16 – a fun time was had by all!
& FINAL THANKS goes to those Rotarians who helped deliver FOOD PANTRY CHRISTMAS BASKETS & TOYS, Dec.18!!

BOARD MINUTES – JANUARY 4

Action taken Jan. 4 (with ALL Board Members present!!): (1) Board voted to sponsor a PCEF Trivia Night team at cost of $100 donation - -Saturday, Jan 29 at 7 pm. A Team = 6 (Rotarians &/or family-we can have more and rotate in); (2) Board voted to donate $50 to Rotary Foundation in lieu of our usual donation for the Rotary Rose Bowl float; (3) Board voted to donate $100 to Hopkins Alumni Landscape Project at PC Primary School – landscaping will be professionally planned, as a “learning garden.”

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December 9, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides over tonight’s GUEST NIGHT meeting, and REED WILSON hosts our Program, welcoming IVCC PRESIDENT DR. JERRY CORCORAN! Our guest is the tenth president of Illinois Valley Community College, and has served the College for a total of twenty years - beginning his career in 1990 as the part-time farm grant coordinator of the Dislocated Workers Center. Eighteen months and three jobs later, he was named Director of this Program. In 1995, he was named Director of Purchasing. He established the College's first Office of Human Resources in 1996. In 2002, he was named Vice President for Business Services and Finance/Treasurer. He was appointed as Pres of IVCC in 2008. Dr. Corcoran earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Illinois, his Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision from Chicago State University, and his Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Corcoran and his wife, Katherine, reside on the family farm near Ottawa.
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, DR. CORCORAN!

POINSETTIA-TIME THIS SATURDAY!

700 Poinsettias, so little time! Hopefully the weather will cooperate for this Saturday’s delivery blitz to area seniors – meet at Mid American Growers (office door in middle) by 9am, delivery list in hand, ready to load up & move out! And if room allows, please ask one or two Interact Students to help you deliver! Thanks to Tom, Justina, and – in advance -- to all who are coming to help!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT!

JAN SHIELDS of Fish ‘n’ Fun will be installed as a member of the Granville Rotary Club tonight, proposed by LORRAINE TERANDO! Lorraine, Club Chaplain RON McNEILL and Secretary SCOTT SHORE will do the honors. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jan and husband Mike moved here a couple years ago – fortunate for us!! Jan is in the travel biz, currently an agent for Mayflower Tours headquartered in Downers Grove. CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO ROTARY, JAN!

ELECTION UPDATE

We will soon elect 6 members to serve on our NEXT Board of Directors effective July 1, 2011. Then-to-be President JIM MACK and then-to-be Past President ADRIANE SHORE will also serve on the Board. That new Board, once elected, will select one of its members as VP for the term beginning July 1, 2011. The VP becomes PRESIDENT one year later. NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR on 12-2 included (in no logical order yet): JAY McCRACKEN; BOBBY COFOID, ANDY JACKSON, BFRENDA BICKERMAN, SANDY WOEST, DOUG ANZLOVAR, LORRAINE TERANDO, LONNA NAUMAN, DUANE CALBOW (and of course Donald Duck!) Nominations remain open through the time of final vote on January 6, 2011.

NEXT UP…..

Sat. Dec. 11–POINSETTIA DELIVERIES; Weds. Dec. 15 – TOY WRAPPING at UCC Church in Granville (6pm); Dec. 16 – HOLIDAY PARTY at Rolandos – bring a “white elephant” gift! Saturday Dec. 18 –Food Pantry & Toy Deliveries; Dec. 23 and 30 – No Meetings; Monday, Jan 3, 2011 – BOARD MEETING !!!!.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 2, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY and an agenda including: (1) New Member Proposal; (2) Board Meeting Report; (3) Poinsettia Delivery planning for Dec. 11th; (4) Upcoming Programs & events; (5) Nominations for next July’s Board of Directors; (6) Interact Report; and MORE!

RECENT EVENT….

MAGNOLIA MAYOR LAURIE SMITH was hosted by SANDY WOEST on Nov. 11, sharing signs of progress as Magnolia recovers from extensive tornado damage. A personal goal of Laurie’s has been the purchase of an early warning siren, an idea brought into focus by the tornado. The Village’s goal is to raise $17,000 of which they have raised $10, 0000 so far. Our Rotary Club has lent its aid to the cause, acquiring a grant of $750 and pledging another $500 to cover one part of the project. Once erected, the PC 911 center will also be able to trigger the alarm. Among other improvements in Magnolia, Laurie says there are three new buildings on the rise, a new Library, a new coffee shop, a full grant for a new water tower, another $50,000 grant for a new ball diamond, improvements and a new roof over the heads of the Village’s volunteer fire department, cemetery road improvements, a park shelter and playground, and even new sidewalks! Laurie expressed her appreciation to Rotary for our support. Noting the success of recent fundraisers, Laurie says she’s impressed that so many people are willing to help. GO MAGNOLIA!

AH, THE THEATRE !

RON McNEILL made the arrangements for our field trip following dinner on Nov. 18, to see the final dress rehearsal of the PCHS fall play, “The Nerd.” A great time and a lot of laughs were shared by those who attended.

BOARD & BREAKFAST

THE BOARD met at 7am Nov. 29, with ALL BOARD MEMBERS (eventually) attending !! The Board took the following action: (1) Elections – Nominations open today! Those six elected to the 2011-2012 Board will elect from among them our next VP. (2) Membership Prospect – Lorraine may be proposing a new member tonight, in which case the Club will have 7 days to voice any objection. (3) ROTARY GUEST NIGHT next week – prospective members eat FREE…. with an amazing Program featuring IVCC President JERRY CORCORAN! (4) POLIO PLUS money we’ve scraped together will be sent in asap – keep those happy bucks and quarters coming! (5) THANKS! to Bob Cofoid and Matt Hostetter for the repair job on the Rotary welcome sign on Rt. 71 in Standard! (6) Ideas discussed for Agri-Business Nite in March. Darrell is pursuing some high-profile speaker options!

FUTURE AFFAIRS

Dec. 9 - Reed hosts IVCC Pres. Dr. Jerry Corcoran; Sat. Dec. 11–POINSETTIA DELIVERIES; Weds. Dec. 15 – TOY WRAPPING at UCC Church in Granville (7pm??); Dec. 16 – HOLIDAY PARTY at Rolandos – bring a “white elephant” gift! Saturday Dec. 18 –Food Pantry & Toy Deliveries; Dec. 23 and 30 – No Meetings; Monday, Jan 3, 2011 – BOARD MEETING !!!!.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 4, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY and an agenda including: (1) Installation of LORI NIMKE! (2) Board Meeting Report; (3) Preliminary plans for Poinsettia Deliveries on Dec. 11th; (4) Upcoming Programs & events; (5) Rotary Foundation match money drawing; (6) Interact Report; and MORE!

LAST WEEK’S PROGRAM….

NANCY MATTINGLY was hosted by BOB COFOID as our Program Guest last week, selling us on a GREAT new fundraising idea benefiting PC students through support of the “new and improved” PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION ! Here’s how it works: PTO buys gift cards and gift certificates from numerous merchants, the merchant rebats a percentage to the school,, then WE buy the credits from PTO at face value – PTO nets the profits, the merchant gets the up-front cash, and the donor still has the same spendable spending cash, in the shape of a gift card or coupon – Now THAT’S Beneficial to all Concerned ! ! ! !

NEXT UP ?

Next Week: MATT HOSTETTER hosts Simon Kampwerth of the Peru Rotary Club, and Sandy Woest hopes to host Magnolia Mayor Laurie Smith for presentation of our Rotary District Grant and Club pledge (conditionally) totaling $1250 toward the Village’s new Early Warning System, with Laurie’s Program to follow soon!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT!

LORI NIMKE is to be installed TONIGHT --proposed for membership by LORRAINE TERANDO ! Lori is originally from Blackstone (near Streator), resides iN McNabb with husband FRED, just completed a master’s degree in business at ISU, and may soon follow her recent calling toward the Methodist Church ministry! WELCOME, LORI !!

BoArD NoTeS

THE BOARD met shortly after sun-up on Nov. 1, taking the following action: (1) Interact – Board voted to purchase pizzas and bring sodas and water for final membership drive of the year on Nov. 15; (2) Afterschool Wellness Activities request for donations-- Board voted to donate $100 (same as last year); (3) Meeting Schedule – the Board voted to cancel meetings of 12/23 and 12/30 due to avoid holiday conflicts; (4) our “Happy Bucks collections” have netted us over $100 which will be given away tonight to benefit Rotary Foundation…. Anyone with $50 in the pot is eligible for the drawing to win one of two $50 additional credits -- and new donors automatically receive a $50 “extra credit” from the Club, too! For those on the pay-as-we-go plan, Sandy offers a $2, $5 or $20 punch card that will eventually add up to support Rotary projects here & world-wide!

FUTURE FARE

Nov. 18 – TBA;
Nov. 25 - No Meeting;
Nov. 30 – Bd Mtg 7am;
Dec. 2 - Club Assembly;
Dec. 9 - Reed hosts IVCC Pres. Dr. Jerry Corcoran;
Dec. 11–POINSETTIAS;

Dec. 16 – HOLIDAY PARTY!
Dec. 18–Pantry Deliveries;
Dec. 23 and 30 – No Meetings.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 28, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides over tonight’s meeting, with the pleasure of welcoming NANCY MATTINGLY as our Program Guest! Nancy has offered to tell us about a great new fundraiser idea and how the money raised will benefit our schools & our students – WELCOME !

RECENT EVENTS

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY on October 7 brought forth the following news: (1) Moreno’s On Main will continue to be our “home place,” with appreciation to Linda Moreno and staff for hosting us; (2) Cow Pie Bingo Report: Accounting is coming soon; Gifts were made of $100 to thank Kevin Kunkel for providing the guest of honor, and two $50 gift certificates, one from Ray’s Place and one from Marko’s, to the Boggios, to show our appreciation for hosting and for preparing the area for our event. (3) Literacy: Ron will lead off the Rotary Readers Project at Head Start, at the UCC Church in Granville. The Literacy Committee is to meet to firm up our plan for one reader a month, at least, to read a book to the students, at 10:30 am any day Monday – Thursday. (4) Rotary Foundation opportunity: A new contributor’s $50 will be matched by the Club, AND will be eligible for a drawing to see who will receive ANOTHER $50 match (two available, thanks to our “Happy Bucks collections!”) -so your $50 contribution may net $150 credit. The drawing will be NEXT WEEK! For those of us on the pay-as-we-go plan, Sandy offers a $2 or $5 punch card that will eventually add up to support Rotary projects here & world-wide!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED!

LORI NIMKE is being proposed for membership tonight by LORRAINE TERANDO! If approved by the Board tonight, the Club will have one week to voice opinion to the Board and assuming Club approval, Lori will be installed NEXT WEEK! Lori is originally from Blackstone (near Streator), has been residing in McNabb for the past 4 years, is married to husband FRED, just completed a grad degree in business, and may soon follow her recent calling toward the Methodist Church ministry! Thanks, LORRAINE, for asking Lori to join our Rotary Club!!

OUT & ABOUT

WE TOOK OUR SHOW ON THE ROAD two weeks ago, presenting TWO programs at the PARTNERS IN EDUCATION WORKSHOPS held at PCHS. The first featured the Rotary-Sponsored INTERACT Club, under the leadership of Interact President Shawn Conerton. The second presentation explained Rotary’s SHORT TERM YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAM offering ALL students an opportunity to spend a summer with a student from another country, half of the summer here and half in that student’s home overseas. Thanks to all who came in support!

AND STILL ON “TOUR” …..members and guests enjoyed a catered supper and the Virtual Classroom program that followed dinner, at PC Primary School last week. Many thanks to the Schools and PC Education Foundation for supporting this new-age learning opportunity, and to Sandy’s brother-in-law Bill Anderson, a major donor to the project, who was with us to enjoy the first-hand demonstration! Thanks, Jay, for setting up and hosting the Program….& for showing some of us around the new school!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 7, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY with chicken on the plate, and plenty on the agenda..... (1) Board Minutes Report; (2) BINGO Tally; (3) Partners In Education project plans for next week at PCHS; (4) MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ideas and guest plans for our Guest Night & Dinner at PC Primary School on Oct. 21; (5) Youth Literacy - DICTIONARIES PROJECT REPORT & more project ideas to come; and......... (5) Rotary Foundation!

BOARD NEWS

The Board met on Oct. 4, taking the following action: (1) MEETING PLACE – options discussed; Board voted to remain at Moreno’s, as our regular meeting place. (2) LaSALLE ROTARY DRAWDOWN & Oktoberfest -- tickets are $50/couple for 11-5-10 – Club voted to purchase one & Jim Mack has donated his --- wanna go? They’re free for the taking! (3) Membership - Guest Night 10-21-10 at PC Primary School – Let’s get our ASK in gear! Board approved $50 ad in PC Record. Let Adriane know your guest-count by Sunday, 10-17. (4) Rotary Foundation – “Happy Bucks” collections almost total $100 and we’re almost ready to give it away! Two $50 donors will receive $50 match-money from this fund, for $100 credit toward eventually becoming a Paul Harris Fellow! If we have more than two donors vying for this match-money, we’ll draw names. Put your $50 in the pot between now and Nov. 4 to be eligible! (Also note: ALL first-time donors get an automatic CLUB match of $50!) Now’s the time to come to the aid of your Foundation!

PROGRAMS – PAST TENSE

MARILYN CALBOW hosted brother-in-law BILL CALBOW as our Program Guest on September 23. Bill described his career path from PC Deputy Sheriff and Hennepin Police Chief to the Peoria Police Force in 1980, from which he retired this past March, then taking on his new role as Henry Police Chief the following day! Bill described some of his accomplishments, the challenges of police work, and his hope of putting into practice the concept of “community-cooperative” law enforcement as Henry’s new Chief. THANKS FOR HOSTING A GREAT PROGRAM, MARILYN !

ANDY JACKSON responded to our emergency need for a Program last week --- with an assuring Program on PCEMS! We learned that we’re in good hands with prompt, professional, 24-7 top-level care, more than 30 trained “first responders,” a virtual “emergency room on wheels” able to treat the patient on-site before having to transport, staff that’s certified at the “paramedic ALS” level, and plans to bump us up even further to “critical care,” once Andy and Julie are certified! Andy is on call at all times, and is a highly credentialed instructor too! THANKS, ANDY!!!!

COMING UP....

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION at PCHS next Thursday Oct. 14 Pizza @ 5pm, break-out sessions include Interact & Youth Exchange.

GUEST NIGHT at PC Primary School Thursday Oct. 21 6:30 pm $10 each for catered dinner – Club pays for all potential members - Jay McCracken’s Program: Virtual Classroom Demonstration! BRING GUESTS ! Let Adriane know your member + guest count by Sunday, October 17th (Call, or email shores@ivnet.com)

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

September 23, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides over tonight�s meeting, and MARILYN CALBOW has the pleasure of hosting brother-in-law BILL CALBOW as our Program Guest! The Calbow family had started out in Mt. Palatine, but lived in Hennepin while Dad (and later Mom) served as PC Sheriff.

Bill literally �grew into� law enforcement, becoming employed as security at J&L Steel, serving as Hennepin�s Chief of Police, and helping Dad out as a Deputy Sheriff. In 1980 he joined the Peoria Police Dept, working in every department from traffic to vice & drugs, including DUI enforcement, juvenile crime, child advocacy services, also serving as one of Peoria�s -- and the nation�s -- first DARE officers. Bill retired on March 31 � from Peoria, but not from law enforcement � accepting a job the next day as Henry�s Chief of Police ! Bill will share with us some of the issues facing police and local communities today.

WELCOME HOME, BILL !!

COMING UP....

COW PIE BINGO this Saturday, Sept 25-1pm at Boggios� Orchard! TOYS IN THE PANTRY CHICKEN DINNER this Sunday, Sept. 26 4-7 pm at Clover Club! Help if you can, & Stop in or carry out to support the cause! BOB COFOID hosts on Sept. 30; DICTIONARIES PROJECT at PCES-Hennepin �9:30am Fri., Oct. 1; BOARD MEETING - 7am Mon., Oct. 4, followed by our CLUB ASSEMBLY on Oct. 7! We take our show on the road on Oct. 14 to participate in PARTNERS IN EDUCATION at PCHS & on Oct. 21 for our GUEST NIGHT with catered dinner & Jay McCracken�s VIRTUAL CLASSROOM Program at PC Primary School!

DUANE�S WORLD...

DUANE CALBOW enlightened us two weeks ago, as to the �state of the County� including some of our recent successes such as Courthouse, Jail & 911-Center building additions and improvements; professional EMS services; road improvements; numerous inter-governmental agreements to offer greater services at less cost; tourism, public transportation and economic development; and the Board�s new emphasis on future vision planning that will lead our leaders in the right direction over the years ahead!
THANKS, DUANE, FOR THE PROGRAM & FOR ALL YOU DO!

NEWS UPDATE

(1) Meeting place Options � The Board will give final consideration to the options and will report to the Club at our next Club Assembly, Oct. 7. (2) Magnolia Tornado Relief - The Club approved our grant request for $1,250 and agreed to kick in $500 of our Cow Pie profits to help purchase a new early warning system. (3) Our Picnic Sept. 16 at Veteran�s Park was a tasty success, thanks to all who cooked, brought, and enjoyed! (4) Interact Report � Over 30 kids attended and enjoyed pizza compliments of our Club on Tuesday Sept. 7, about 15 attended their Sept 20 meeting, they�ve already participated in PC Achievement Services� �Puppets In The Park� event and the PC Historical Society�s Cemetery Walk, and they�re organizing committees to identify school, community and international needs for future projects.

BEST WISHES TO BRAD ACUNCIUS... recovering quickly, we hope, at Heartland Health Care in Henry.... Visit Brad there!!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

September 2, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda: (1) Meeting place options; (2) Recent Board Action; (3) Dictionaries Project; (4) Interact Report; (5) Cow Pie Bingo! (6) Picnics & Programs; (7) Open Discussion?

HONOR FLIGHT HONORS

JENO BONUCCHI presented his own Program last week with help and lots of great pictures from DARRELL ALLEMAN, featuring their recent WW II HONOR FLIGHT experience on May 26. The Project was designed to provide free flight for WW II Veterans, and reduced costs for other Veterans and �Guardian� personal assistants such as Darrell, to visit Washington�s war memorials and several Washington landmarks. Locally, our Veterans had an amazing send-off at Casey�s at 3 AM, and an equally amazing welcome home about 23 hours later! They flew from and back to Quad Cities where they also had a celebratory send-off and return! As Darrell said, the fact so many were on hand to greet and honor our Veterans shows what a great country this is! Darrell was joined by the Club in a standing ovation honoring Jeno personally, for his service during WWII, including 11 months service overseas. At the ripening age of 92, Jeno was the second-oldest on the flight.... the oldest was 96! Jeno said of the experience that it was a good trip, all the way through!

THANKS FOR THE PROGRAM, JENO... AND THANKS, DARRELL, FOR YOUR HELP--- ON THE GROUND, IN THE AIR, AND ON CAMERA !!!!

BOARD TALK

THE BOARD met on August 30, taking action on the following: (1) Meeting place Options � no action taken, awaiting further input and potential offers. (2) Magnolia Tornado Relief - Voted to APPROVE the Committee�s submission of a $1,500 grant request to help purchase a new siren system in Magnolia, if the project completion date is within Grant requirements. (3) Picnic Plans for Sept. 16 at Veteran�s Park on West Main in Granville, using up the extra bratwurst and hot dogs in cold storage ---& a dish to pass; (4) Rose Bowl Parade � Rotary request for a Club contribution to Rotary�s Float was reviewed; Due to the tenuous connection between Rotary and the design of the proposed Float, the board voted to instead donate $50 to Rotary Foundation. A letter is to be written explaining our feelings. (5) Interact Report � Off to a slow but sure start, they are recruiting this week and will have a Board Meeting at 6pm, followed by a General Meeting at 6:30 pm on Tuesday Sept. 7. The Rotary Board voted to authorize pizza and soda for the event. (6) PC SCHOOLS WORKSHOP NIGHT OCTOBER 14 � Approved � for our Club to participate instead of a regular meeting that night. (7) Membership Guest Night (potential members eat free) is set for October 21 at PC Primary School, with catered supper at the school � Program is to be a �hands-on� look at modern technology in education; (8) SUNSHINE COMMITTEE request approved, to increase flower expenditure for deceased Rotarian from $50 to $75. We will also check into the use of a permanent artificial Rotary display used elsewhere. (9) SCHOLARSHIPS � Board voted to increase Bill Klein Memorial Scholarship from $250 up to $300 and to increase the Co-op Student-Of-The-Year award from $100 to $250, to help with rising costs of education; (10) ROTARY SIGN is down, on Rte 29 � Bob C. and Matt H. are to repair it.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

August 26, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides and JENO BONUCCHI will present his own Program, featuring his recent WWII HONOR FLIGHT experience. Jeno and other war veterans, along with several companion aides, flew to Washington DC to visit their respective war memorials and to take in a few national sites, flying home late that same night! Our Hats Are Off . . . to salute our war veterans, and to thank the businesses, organizations, & others who made the HONOR FLIGHT happen----THANK YOU!

A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN APPLES!

JUSTINA BOGGIO presented her own Program last week, to tell us about her family�s Orchard and Produce business in Granville. Justina described the extensive marketing efforts made to promote the Orchard as an Agri-Tourism �Destination Attraction,� and the added features that make it just that... with U-Pick options for apples and pumpkins, children�s attractions, a very elaborate corn maze, petting zoo and pony rides, peddle cars and racetrack, the Fall Craft Festival ---including our Cow Pie Bingo attraction!! Justina also sets up shop at local farmers markets, and the Orchard has expanded into bakery goods, gift baskets, specialty products, greenhouse plants and more, along with grave blankets, for which they�re already taking orders for next Christmas! Justina also described her recent work in computerizing their cash registers to aid in inventory control � all by the way in addition to her �regular job� with Farm Credit ! Thanks for the fascinating Program, JUSTINA ! ! !

A PLACE TO MEET... AND EAT

Our meeting place host, Linda Moreno, has indicated that costs and overhead require her to increase our meal costs from $12 to $13 (raising chef�s salad option from $9 to $10 effective this week. Our options are to remain and pay, or to seek a downsized meal here or elsewhere. That option has not been offered here at Moreno�s. More discussion will follow tonight.

CLARIFICATION OF MEAL COST-CUTTERS

Meals had increased last year from $10 to $12. The Board determined that there were several ways to soften the blow of higher meal costs, implementing these policies: (1) provide a chef�s salad option for less money; (2) Club subsidy of our monthly chicken dinner, such that member pays $10 ($9 for chef�s salad) and the Club pays Moreno�s an extra $2 for every chicken dinner. (3) host more picnics and outings; (4) Club pays for potential member guests at any designated guest night; (5) Club pays for potential member guests upon their second visit to the Club; (6) Club pays for new member�s meal on the night that member is to be installed.

COMING UP... BOARD MEETING 7AM Monday August 30 in Mark ... & next CLUB ASSEMBLY will be Sept. 2nd!

COW PIE BINGO ďż˝ Sept. 25!

FIRST BATCH SOLD? GRAB A FEW MORE! BRAD POPURELLA is distributing, JUSTINA is collecting, DARLENE may be calling you to help sell at the Bank or PC Foods, and we�re ready for Cow Pie ACTION on Saturday, Sept. 25!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

August 19, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides and JUSTINA BOGGIO gets to host AND PRESENT her first Program! And the subject is..... APPLES! Justina is a PCHS grad with a degree in Ag Business from ISU, and now processes and administers commodity loans for the LaSalle County USDA Farm Services Agency in Ottawa... while also helping in the family business at Boggios� Little Mountain Orchard on Rte 71 in Granville. And now, Heeeeeeeeeeere�s JUSTINA!

A GUBERNATORIAL CHAT

ROTARY DISTRICT 6420 GOVERNOR DON AHRENDSEN, Don�s wife BONNIE, and ASST. GOVERNOR CAROL BOOTH all joined us last week for our annual Governor�s Visit, sharing news of the District and the goals of our RI President, Ray Klinginsmith! The Gov says Clubs � especially the best Clubs �LIKE OURS� can benefit from new approaches, dropping those that are time-worn or no longer work. Gov. Don also suggests a strategic plan for the future and introduced us to the future vision of visioning � with the benefit of guidance from a team of District volunteers!

COMING OUR WAY...

Jeno will �tell all� about his recent WWII Honor Flight, on August 26 ... BOARD MEETING 7AM Monday August 30 in Mark ... & next CLUB ASSEMBLY will be Sept. 2nd!

DUES ARE DUE.... ( PAYABLE TO ROTARY, BUT HAND TO SCOTT ! )

COW PIE BINGO ďż˝ Sept. 25!

FIRST BATCH SOLD? GRAB A FEW MORE! BRAD POPURELLA is distributing, JUSTINA is collecting, DARLENE may be calling you to help sell at the Bank or PC Foods, and we�re ready for Cow Pie ACTION on Saturday, Sept. 25!

AUGUST BIRTHDAY CONGRATULATIONS to..... Ron, Andy, Darlene and Sandy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

�TOYS IN THE PANTRY� PLANNING AHEAD!

We might not be thinking of Christmas just yet, but there are plenty of elves around who are doing just that � and more! Kicking off the new season, the Clover Club in Mark has generously offered to sponsor a fundraising chicken dinner on Sunday, September 26, serving from 4 to 7 pm, together with a Bags Tournament starting at 2pm, with all proceeds to be donated to our Toys In The Pantry Project. We�ll need volunteers for prep and for serving.... and stop by to enjoy the games, AND the chicken!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY GOVERNOR�S NIGHT!

August 12, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides and has the privilege of introducing our VERY special guests, ROTARY DISTRICT 6420 GOVERNOR DON AHRENDSEN, Don�s wife BONNIE, and ASST. GOVERNOR CAROL BOOTH!

ABOUT OUR GOV . . . .

GOVERNOR DON is a veterinarian by trade, mostly retired and VERY busy in Rotary! He has served as a Gov�s Assistant for about 10 past District Governors, served on numerous hard-working District Committees, served as President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Bulletin Editor (not all at once...) of Ottawa Noon Rotary Club where he has been a member since 1976, and helped form the Ottawa Sunrise Club in 1989. Other interests have included the Chamber of Commerce and membership on Animal Disaster Response Teams, and enjoyment of outdoor hobbies -- including Alaskan salmon and trout fishing! Don and Bonnie are Paul Harris Fellows, and proud parents of two children and SIX grandchildren!

WELCOME TO MORENO�S, DON, BONNIE & CAROL !!

COMING OUR WAY...

Justina presents her own program (�The Orchard!�) next Thursday Aug. 19 ... Jeno will �tell all� about his recent WWII Honor Flight, on August 26 ... BOARD MEETING 7AM Monday August 30 in Mark ... CLUB ASSEMBLY Sept. 2nd!

Our Club�s Condolences are extended to Erny and family upon the passing of Bruno Buchholz on August 8, at the age of 96 --truly our friend and a dedicated fellow Rotarian, past Club President, and a Charter Year Member in 1967 with perfect attendance ever since! We will all fondly remember Bruno, forever.

FROM THE BOARD ROOM on August 2:

(1) Cruise-In plans made; proceeds to benefit Polio Eradication; (2) Dictionaries Project for 3rd Graders � Jay to check on #s. (3) PC Emergency Services -$100 approved to help sponsor (& we�ll be on the shirts!) their fundraiser run-walk, scheduled for 8/28; (4) Short Term Youth Exchange -- Approved sponsorship of registration fees for up to two PCHS students @ $200 each; (5) Fall picnic in the works � date to be set � ideas are welcomed! (6) Cow Pie Bingo 9/25 �Get tickets from Brad P; hand $ to Justina! (7) PACK A �PUNCH� for Rotary Foundation � The Committee is launching a �donate-as-you-can� plan tonight!!!

CATCHING UP ON OLD TIMES...

CHAUNTELLE�S PROGRAM three weeks ago

pulled at our heartstrings -- and any other organs, tissue, bone marrow or blood we may wish to donate to save lives! Sec of State Regional Donor Coordinator Jan Eschen told us about the need, and how we can help. OUR INTERACT PICNIC on July 29 was a tasty success, with 30 Rotarians & spouses and about 19 students on hand to �talk Interact� and to hear and see Brian Adams� SHELTER BOX program! GRANVILLE CRUISE-IN netted Rotary $54 in water/soda profits, earmarked for Polio Eradication. THANK YOU to all who �served!� DISTRICT MEETING last week was beneficial to all concerned! Six of us attended: Adriane, Scott, Doug, Sandy, Tom and Lorraine!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 22, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides and CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER hosts tonight�s Program, featuring ALL OF US as potential organ donors! Chauntelle�s guest is a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Jesse White�s Organ Donor Program, with some fascinating facts, and the chance to do even MORE than �service above self� � �service OF yourself !� Welcome, all, to the Granville Rotary Club!!

END POLIO NOW!

Our Program last week launched our Club�s effort in the campaign to END POLIO NOW! President Adriane presented a segment of Rotary�s compelling video, �THE FINAL INCH� depicting how FAR we have to go to reach the last 1% or so of the world still immunized. With the inspiration of 1.2 million Rotarians working together, Bill & Melinda Gates� $355 Million gift to be matched by $200 million to be raised by Rotary to fight Polio, and inspired by the story of survivors such as Adriane�s own mother, world renown violinist Itzkach Perlman (whom the Shores recently met in Jerusalem), Franklin D. Roosevelt and countless others, Adriane has set the goal at $500 with the promise that if we meet it, she�ll press on for a new goal of $750 and we�ll keep on going!

Those wishing to donate may do so at ANY time (give check or cash to Rotary Foundation Chair Sandy Woest), and while supplies last, pick up a Polio Pin --- to share the story of Rotary�s successful quest to rid the world of Polio forever.

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT!

We join in welcoming BRENDA BICKERMAN as a member of the Granville Rotary Club tonight, proposed for membership by LONNA NAUMAN! Brenda and husband Bill live in McNabb and have two sons, Todd and Brian, and SEVEN grandchildren! Brenda is a teller at Illini State Bank, netting her the Rotary vocational classification of Banking Services! WELCOME TO ROTARY, BRENDA!

WHAT�S UP NEXT ---

NEXT WEEK July 29: INTERACT PICNIC ďż˝ Granville Park (East).... Brauts, hot dogs, & drink provided: Bring a dish to pass!
August 2: Monday 7 am board meeting at Coal Miners!
August 5: District Training Event for full board and all others!
AUG . 12: DISTRICT GOVERNOR DON�S OFFICIAL VISIT!!

PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DUE.... ( PAYABLE TO ROTARY, BUT HAND TO SCOTT ! )

COW PIE BINGO ďż˝ Sept. 25!

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! ONLY 450 Tickets, each ticket-holder will be randomly asssigned a square on the grid, first place wins $1000 and 10 more drawings will net $100 each! BRAD POPURELLA is in charge of distributing tickets for sale; JUSTINA BOGGIO is in charge of collecting money and stubs, and DARLENE COFOID may be calling on YOU to help sell at a Rotary table around town. PITCH IN! When you have yours sold, ASK BRAD P. FOR MORE!!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 15, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE presides AND will present our Program tonight, launching our Club�s effort to help mobilize Rotary�s INTERNATIONAL effort to END POLIO !

THANK YOU DOUG ANZLOVAR...

... For LITERALLY opening our eyes to the world of the blind and visually disabled, and the BRAILLE SYSTEM that both challenges AND enables its users! Doug�s work for Hadley School for the Blind, includes instruction in a specialized form of Braille for math and science applications, presently with 50 students from all over the world! We �tried our hand� at reading the six-dot code system, but with the benefit of sight too � giving newfound respect for those who read by touch alone! Thank you, Doug, for all you do for your students, and for the broadened experience you bring to us as well!

WHAT�S UP NEXT ---

July 22: CHAUNTELLE will host a speaker from the Sec. of State, on �Service from Within One�s Self � � organ donations!! July 29: INTERACT PICNIC � Granville Park (East).... Brauts, hot dogs, & drink provided: Bring a dish to pass! August 2: Monday 7 am board meeting at Coal Miners! August 5: District Training Event for full board and all others! AUG . 12: DISTRICT GOVERNOR DON�S OFFICIAL VISIT!!

PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES DUE TO THE FACT THAT THEY ARE DUE.... ( PAYABLE TO ROTARY, BUT HAND TO SCOTT ! )

THE FINAL INCH

Just how close are we to eradicating Polio throughout the world? Our story begins very near to the end.... having ALMOST accomplished the goal Rotary embarked upon in 1985. It is now estimated that miraculously we have reached the 99% mark ďż˝ with just a few areas still to be reached, still suffering re-occurrences or new outbreaks, to be aggressively addressed by Rotary ... BY US!

THE DISEASE:

Polio (poliomyelitis, or �infantile paralysis�) is a disease caused by a virus, hosted only by humans, entering the body by mouth, primarily in children, traveling to their central nervous system, spinal cord and brain, resulting in symptoms ranging from fever to paralysis. Some recover, many die, and most who survive are left with mild to severe permanent disabilities. For some survivors, respirators have replaced the iron lung.

THE CURE:

The most effective strategy is immunization. Before Rotary�s �Polio Plus� Program launched in the 1980�s, 125+ countries were polio endemic crippling 1,000 children a day. Rotary�s efforts with global partners, Rotarian volunteers in the field, National Immunization Days, & an outpouring of over $800 million in funding, has brought needed vaccine to 2 billion children thus far --- and reported cases have dropped 99% world-wide!

THE FINAL INCH:

There are still outbreaks, particularly in India and Nigeria, and the continuing threat due to population growth and the global challenges of sanitation and of drinkable water. Types 1 & 3 viruses are still prevalent, requiring a new bivalent vaccine. The Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $355 MILLION if Rotary will match $200 million by June 30, 2012. Rotary hopes to meet the goal a year early!

HOW CAN WE HELP?

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 8, 2010

WELCOME! President ADRIANE SHORE presides, and DOUG ANZLOVAR will present his OWN Program tonight, on the art of teaching Braille.... not just �in town� but overseas, too ! Doug has served as an instructor in programs for the blind and visually impaired, and currently serves as a curriculum designer and instructor at the Hadley School for the Blind, a �distance education school� for students, families and professionals across and around the globe!
Doug�s program tonight is sure to �connect the dots!�

LAST WEEK�S CLUB ASSEMBLY

We �re-assembled� for the new year, discussing President Adriane�s plans and goals, upcoming projects, and the re-vamp of the Club�s treasury department, with added discussion regarding: Membership;
Polio Eradication;
Literacy projects;
Shelter Box support (confirming Board action for the Club to match Interact�s $100 donation when the show comes to town on July 29!);
Dues (confirming Board action to hold our dues @ $50 per ďż˝ year though just enough to cover rising District & RI dues);
Extension�s Ag In The Classroom program (confirming Board action to donate $25);
Near-closing status of the new Rotary year�s 50-50 fundraiser;
Final-final report on the Scoreboard Project (with BIG thanks to Bob Cofoid and Committee!!!);
and a run-down of future events, including COW PIE BINGO ďż˝ coming up on Saturday, September 25 at Boggios!
ALSO NOTED: SANDY WOEST will serve as Program Chairperson � check in with SANDY regarding your Program -- reader@pcwildblue.com (or she�ll check in with YOU!)

The Club Treasury�s New Look

Members of the Finance Committee met Saturday to smooth the edges on a re-invention of the Club Treasurer�s duties:
1. Project income, Foundation donations, Happy Bucks, dues, etc. will be handled by the appropriate person or committee, to be handed over to the Treasurer monthly -- in a designated envelope with a deposit slip listing the checks or cash included. The Treasurer will record ONLY the total amount and project source of each deposit.
2. Payments may be requested by voucher so the Treasurer will have a record of the purpose, and to whom the check is to be given or sent (WITH an addressed envelope if it is to be mailed) � to be paid monthly, unless payment can�t wait.
3. Computer reports will be generated by a different member of the Finance Committee, quarterly.
4. & THE BEST PART OF ALL ďż˝ CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER has agreed to keep the Treasurer job, and RICK SERAFINI has agreed to do the computer work! Our thanks to BOTH!

THE SCHEDULE....AS REVISED!

July 9 to 11: MP Fair Shelter Box Booth Display Volunteers are assigned... others may stop by... and a 2 hour stay nets one make-up!
July 15 (revised): AN AWESOME PROGRAM, �the final inch!� Please be here to launch our Club�s support for polio eradication!
July 22: CHAUNTELLE will host a speaker from the Sec. of State, on �Service from Within One�s Self � � organ donations!!
July 29: INTERACT PICNIC ďż˝ Granville Park (East).... Brauts, hot dogs, chips & drink provided; Bring a dish to pass!
August 2: Monday 7 am board meeting at Coal Miners!
August 5: District Training Event for full board and all others!
AUG . 12: DISTRICT GOVERNOR DON�S OFFICIAL VISIT!! WELCOME TO ROTARY... ...& a NEW Rotary Year !

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July 1, 2010

...AND WELCOME BACK TO MORENO�S! President ADRIANE SHORE now has the gavel... and says she�s not afraid to use it! Tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY launches our new Rotary Year, with LOTS to talk about! (1) Goals for the year; (2) Re-structuring of Club Treasurer tasks; (3) Program schedule; (4) Upcoming Projects and events � MP Fair Shelter Box exhibit 7/9-11; Interact Picnic 7/29, Dist. Meeting 8/5 (instead of regular meeting), District Gov�s Visit 8/12, Cow Pie Bingo -- date? (5) New Dues (same as the old!); (6) 50-50 Wrap-up; (7) Board Report & funding requests for 4H Ag In The Classroom & Shelter Box; & (8) Open Discussion ? ! ? ! ? !

INSTALLATION NITE HI-LITES

It was a �night to remember� with plenty of fellowship, awards, great food & great cake, BIG THANKS from & to Lorraine (with presentation of a Rotary clock & plaque and a scrapbook reflecting a truly fantastic Rotary year), and the chance to TOTALLY surprise CATHY OLIVERI with our Club�s �SERVICE ABOVE SELF� Award --- recognizing Cathy�s many-faceted community service work, chairmanship of Toys In The Pantry, and well-demonstrated vocational excellence as Circuit Clerk! Our meeting ended with a beginning, as the gavel passed to Adriane, Pastor Ron installed the new Board (ALL in attendance!!), & PRES. ADRIANE offered up words of a pre-school teacher & the goal of an excellent year ahead !

ROTARY IN GEAR: ATTENDANCE CONGRATS---

--- to those honored for perfect attendance over the past 12 months: Brad Acuncius (9 years); Darrell Alleman (6 years), Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer (2 years); Jeno Bonucchi (43 years!!); Jim Mack (4 years); Lonna Nauman (3 years); Larry Priest (prince of make-ups, 22 years), Adriane Shore (4 years); Scott Shore (25 years); Tom Simmons (24 years); Lorraine Terando (4 years); and Reed Wilson, if Ottawa hasn�t adopted him (29 years!) Honorable mention also goes to Bruno Buchholz for 43 years up to his recent ordeal & move to Spring Valley Nursing Home (visit if you can!) and to new members with perfect attendance since joining: Duane & Marilyn Calbow, Andy Jackson, Jan Ringenberg, Sandra Woest and Doug Anzlovar!!

Thanks to all of you, our Club is able to do what we do!

SEEING INTO THE FUTURE....

Next Week ďż˝ July 8: DOUG plans to present a Program on the teaching of Braille ďż˝ here in the US & elsewhere! MP Fair Shelter Box Booth Display July 9 to 11ďż˝ Volunteers awaiting confirmation of times are: Sandra, Lonna, Lorraine, Andy, Tom and Jay. Anyone else???
July 15: CHAUNTELLE hosts the Program!
July 22: JUSTINA hosts the Program!
July 29: INTERACT PICNIC ďż˝ Granville Park (east).... Brautwurst and hot dogs provided; Bring a dish to pass!
August 2: Monday 7am board meeting at Coal Miners!
August 5: District Training Event for full board and all others! (No Regular Meeting)
AUG. 12: DISTRICT GOVERNOR DON�S OFFICIAL VISIT!

Please keep Sandy informed of your intended program!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY INSTALLATION NITE !

June 24, 2010

...AND WELCOME TO ROLANDO�S! TWO PRESIDENTS reign tonight, as the gavel passes from LORRAINE TERANDO to Incoming President ADRIANE SHORE! Our Club can proudly thank Lorraine for a GREAT year, evidenced by more successes than we can count, and a LOT of fun and fellowship along the way!

AND FOR THE YEAR AHEAD...We offer PRESIDENT ADRIANE more than mere best wishes ďż˝ we can show our commitment in ACTION and PARTICIPATION as we launch the new Rotary year !!

ROTARY IN ACTION: THANKS TO THE BOARD!

Behind the scenes, the Board sifts through all the projects, requests, proposals, and planning that makes our Club successful!

THANKS TO THE PAST BOARD & OFFICERS � Pres. Lorraine Terando, VP Adriane Shore, Treas. Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer, Sec�y Scott Shore, & Board Members Darrell Alleman, Matt Hostetter, Jay McCracken, Rick Serafini, Tom Simmons and Lorraine Terando! AND THANKS TO THOSE NEW TO THE NEW BOARD: Bob Cofoid and Sandra Woest!!!

Toy Story ďż˝ The Real Deal !

ROTARY WELCOMES CATHY OLIVERI whose dedication to Rotary and to TOYS IN THE PANTRY Project is both amazing AND inspiring! Cathy will tell us about the Project...& its success!

ATTENDANCE CONGRATULATIONS!

Participation is the name of the game, and those with PERFECT ATTENDANCE for the past 12 months deserve our applause tonight! Congrats to Brad Acuncius, Darrell Alleman, Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer, Jeno Bonucchi, Bruno Buchholz (until his recent fall), Jim Mack, Lonna Nauman, Larry Priest, Scott & Adriane Shore, Tom Simmons, Lorraine Terando, Reed Wilson (Ottawa!)....& honorable mention to those with perfect attendance since becoming members during the year: Duane & Marilyn Calbow, Jan Ringenberg, Sandra Woest & Doug Anzlovar! Thanks to all�it�s no wonder that we can accomplish all we do!

OF RECENT NOTE........

BRAD ACUNCIUS hosted our two RYLA returnees last Thursday, telling us about the great �Rotary Youth Leadership� experience they had --- taking back with them some life-long lessons in leadership, teamwork and accomplishment! MICHAELA COPELAND and SERGIO CIRILO did a great job � & so did we, getting �em there!

DARRELL ALLEMAN hosted former MP FAIR QUEEN ALAINE NOLL last week, to help promote the Fair -- slated for June 7 TO June 11. SEE YOU AT THE MP FAIR !!!!!

BOB COFOID AND JIM MACK did a great job, with others� help, in putting together our HOT DOGS IN THE PARK project this past Monday, providing us a chance to thank all the coaches, parents and players who make little league �happen!� Good times (& a lot of hot dogs, chips, baseball cookies, water & soda) were had by all!

Next Week: New Board meets Wednesday, June 30 --7am in Mark; CLUB ASSEMBLY (& $10 Chicken Night!) July 1�in McNabb!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

June 17, 2010

WELCOME! PRESIDENT LORRAINE reigns, and BRAD ACUNCIUS hosts our Program, featuring our two RYLA Scholarship Recipients! MICHAELA COPELAND and SERGIO CIRILO will tell us about their participation in our District�s ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS Camp held in Oregon, IL last month. WELCOME, MICHAELA & SERGIO!!

...AND HAIL TO THE QUEEN !

DARRELL ALLEMAN hosts former MP FAIR QUEEN ALAINE KNOLL to help promote the Fair, slated for July 9-13. WELCOME, QUEEN ALAINE!

WELCOME TO ROTARY, ANDY !

ANDREW JACKSON joined our ranks on May 20, proposed by BRAD ACUNCIUS, and installed �with flair� by Club Chaplain RON McNEILL! Andy is Director of Putnam County Emergency Medical Services, keeping very busy lately!

GUEST NIGHT TONIGHT!

A SPECIAL WELCOME to those present as potential members! We hope you might consider joining Rotary ďż˝ a great opportunity to share in both fellowship and service, locally and globally!

RECENT MINUTES OF NOTE:

MAGNOLIA: We received an update on clean-up efforts following our recent tornado damage, and our Club remains on stand-by alert to help in any way necessary, including volunteer labor or financial help to the extent we can and then some! Duane Calbow and Brad Acuncius will determine how and when we might best serve.

INTERACT: The Club has elected its officers for next year, sent a mission to PCJH to recruit incoming Freshmen, and will promote the Rotary-sponsored INTERACT PICNIC set for Thurs., July 29!

HOT DOGS IN THE PARK: We have since been rained out of our June 15 plans, but we are more ready than ever, to serve hot dogs, drinks, chips & cookies to both teams playing in Mark this coming Monday, June 21! Game time 7pm, setup time is 7:30 pm.

50-50 RAFFLE: TICKET SALE STUBS TO BE RETURNED THIS WEEK ďż˝ WITH THE DOUGH ďż˝ TO LONNA NAUMAN!!!

ROTARY IN ACTION -- JUNE SCHEDULE

 New and Old Boards to meet for a "Board Retreat," AND BRUNCH (!) Saturday June 19, 10:30 am -- at the Shores'.

 Monday, June 21 - Hot Dogs In the (MARK) Park Project-- - game starts at 7pm, Rotarians to meet in Mark at 7:30!

 ANNUAL MEETING & INSTALLATIONS ďż˝ NEXT Thursday June 24 ďż˝ Rolandos-Hennepin....Social 6pm, Dinner 6:30 pm! $12 each; reserve tonight! If reserved, you get to pay!

 NEXT BOARD MEETING ďż˝ has been moved to Weds, June 30 at Coal Miners in Mark -- for the NEW Board ! WELCOME TO ROTARY !

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WELCOME! PRESIDENT LORRAINE reigns, and BRAD ACUNCIUS would host, but for a last-minute change in plans of our RYLA students! Their Program will be postponed until June, allowing some extra time for Club discussion this evening!

WELCOME TO ROTARY, ANDY !

ANDREW JACKSON joins our ranks tonight, proposed by BRAD ACUNCIUS, approved by the Board, and welcomed by us all this evening! Andy is �married with children� � 5 of �em!! --- and 3 grandchildren! Andy and family live near Henry, and works right here in McNabb, heading up the County�s Emergency Medical Services. He was in the ARMY for 8 years and has been involved in the Fire and EMS field for a total of 37 years, since 1973. Since May of 2008, Andy has been Director of Putnam County Emergency Medical Services, setting the pace for prompt & professional emergency response! WELCOME TO ROTARY, ANDY!

US CITIZENSHIP ďż˝ NOT SO EASY!

SANDY WOEST presented her own Program last week, telling us about the process pursued by immigrants to become full-fledged US citizens.... and the many hurdles some of her own citizenship students at IVCC have overcome to succeed in that process ďż˝ educationally, bureaucratically, AND financially! Truly an eye-opener and the foundation for a whole new respect for those who dedicate themselves to become good citizens! Thanks SANDY!

SCOREBOARD REPORT: NEARLY DONE!!!

BOBBY COFOID will update us tonight on the Project ďż˝ all three sign posts are in place ďż˝ Granville, McNabb and Magnolia ďż˝ and the Scoreboards are in place! Sponsor signs are nearly completed --- in time for a perfect photo-op..... NICE JOB, COMMITTEE!!

50-50 REMINDER: TICKET SALE STUBS TO BE RETURNED NEXT WEEK ďż˝ WITH THE DOUGH ďż˝ TO LONNA NAUMAN!!!

ROTARY IN ACTION -- JUNE SCHEDULE

 Board Meeting Tuesday June 1 at Morenos 7am;
 Club Assembly June 3 -- and $10 fried chicken night;
 Regular meeting June 10;
 Tuesday, June 15 - Hot Dogs In the (Granville) Park Project-- Rotary Team vs. McNabb - game starts at 6pm, Rotarians to meet at Hopkins Park at 6:30 to setup!
 Regular meeting June 17;
 New and Old Boards to meet for a "Board Retreat," AND BRUNCH (!) Saturday June 19, 10:30 am -- meeting and brunch at the Shores' house.
 ANNUAL MEETING & INSTALLATIONS - Thursday June 24 at Rolandos in Hennepin... Social at 6pm, Dinner will be served AT 6:30 pm!

AND LOOKING AHEAD: Special Dates for Your Calendar:

 July 29: Interact Picnic hosted by Rotary ďż˝ Granville Park!
  August 5: District Event ďż˝ Deer Valley (No Club Meeting)
 August 12: Rotary District Governorďż˝s Visit... Be here!!!!

BEST WISHES continue for BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, still at Spring Valley Nursing Home. Stop by or send a card, if you can!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

May 6, 2010

WELCOME! PRESIDENT LORRAINE has the gavel � and she�s not afraid to use it � during tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY with a number of items on the agenda including: (1) Adriane�s District Conference Report; (2) Scoreboard Project Update; (3) Board Meeting Review; (4) New Member Proposal; (5) Next Year�s Committee Assignments; (6) Membership Growth; (7) No Meeting May 27.... and there�s more where THAT came from!

WORTH READING AND TALKING ABOUT!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM hosted by SANDRA WOEST featured Guest ANGELA DUNLAP, of the I-READ Adult Literacy Program at IVCC! Angela provided some alarming statistics of illiteracy and the toll it has on our communities, our State and our Nation. Volunteers are needed, if you are interested in a worthy cause! Thanks, Sandy, for all your help in the project AND for bringing us the program, too!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED !

ANDREW JACKSON, EMT Chief, has been proposed by BRAD ACUNCIUS for membership in Granville Rotary. Though Andy has not participated in any REGULAR meetings of our Club, he has attended prior events including Ag Night and Afterglow. The Board moved to approve, provided the new member must attend one regular meeting, which can be the meeting at which he will be installed ďż˝ THURSDAY MAY 20, 2010!

OTHER EQUALLY GREAT BOARD ACTION...

(1) Scoreboard Project reviewed... Bob Cofoid is in the process of installing the boards, obtaining printed sponsor signs, and arranging a photo-shoot for May 15. (2) Scholarships & Awards approved � see below! While we do have another Student Service Above Self� Award this year, it was agreed that it may not be an annual event, and in any case the Interact President will at least receive Club recognition. (3) Good Friday Blood Drive discussed to improve upon the totals next year. (4) Board commissioned the committee, with help from Jim Mack, to set up a �hot dogs in the park� night to honor and FEED our Rotary Little Leaguers, the night�s opponents, and all family members. (5) Adriane plans a New & Old Board Brunch / Retreat from 10:30-12:30 at the Shores� on Saturday, June 19. If on either board, plan to attend! (6) 50-50 tickets reviewed... How many are still for sale!!?? (7) Next 7am Board Meeting (due to holiday): TUES. JUNE 1 at Moreno�s!

AWARD RECIPIENTS ďż˝ TONIGHT!

SCOTT SHORE is presenting our Rotary honors this evening at PCHS, as follows: Stevie Croisant (current Interact President) - �Student Service Above Self� -- daughter of Dennis and Tuesday Croisant of Hennepin; Kelly King -- Co-Op Student of the Year Award and $100 � worked as an aid at the PC Primary School, --daughter of Jeff King and Lynn Kuhn; Erin Salz -- Knute Hammel Memorial Scholarship award of $500 -- the daughter of Jon and Jolene Salz of Leonore. Rebecca Nielsen (Charter Interact President last year) -- $250 educational voucher in memory of Bill Klein, recognizing ambition, drive and determination -- daughter of Jerald and Jill Nielsen of rural McNabb. CONGRATS TO ALL!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

APRIL 29, 2010

WELCOME! PRESIDENT LORRAINE has the reins & SANDRA WOEST is host, for tonight�s meet with Program Guest ANGELA DUNLAP, I-READ Adult Literacy Manager at IVCC! Angela has been with IVCC �since the turn of the century,� first in Community Relations, later also teaching GED courses, eventually tapped as the literacy program manager in 2004, and now also teaching a fall-semester developmental English course! WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, ANGELA!

CATCHING UP ON CLUB NEWS....

At our CLUB ASSEMBLY on April 8, we were updated on: (1) Board action of March 30 approved; (2) Ag Night report all good.... Brad reports 91 attended, and with cost-cuts on food we should clear $350!! (3) Rotary Trivia Meet report... we took 3rd Place, victorious over Pecatonica and Wenona, but just under Peru & Ottawa; (4) Teen-Parent Town Meeting success in bringing together a great panel and interested parents & community members; (5) Blood Drive report from Tom Simmons: low turnout with 27 units donated ďż˝ will need to avoid conflicting drives and will publicize better next year! (6) Afterglow sign-up for post-prom fun; (7) membership prospects discussed (& Andy Jackson has been proposed for membership by BRAD ACUNCIUS!); (8) Scoreboard Project update - $3000 in donations plus our Rotary grant of $1000 received ďż˝ Installation May 15?? (9) & plans made for pizza & Musical -- 4/15!

...AND OF RECENT PAST

SCOTT SHORE set the plans in motion for our �pizza party� at Pagan O�Leary�s on April 15, followed by our attendance at the PCHS school musical, �Sound of Music!� � Great time, and a fantastic performance � well deserving of Rotary�s support, too!!

TOM SIMMONS took his own Program on April 22, sharing the story of his professional journey to PC, through chemicals, plastics, several states and Canada, development of a process for texturing and forming plastic materials for Boeing jets, financial crisis management to save several companies during hard times, eventually moving from Chicago to Peru in response to an ad ! And the rest is history that�s ALL GOOD for Granville Rotary! Thanks, TOM !

AFTERGLOW 2010 was a huge success ďż˝ a lot of work AND a lot of fun... but the bottom line is that students had a great and SAFE time! Our thanks to Danielle Stoddard for chairing, and to ALL ROTARIANS, SPOUSES, VOLUNTEERS & DONORS who made it all happen! Final count was 121 signed up, 109 checked in, plus 7 who did not sign up in advance for a total of 116 and some 80 to 90 stayed through the auction! THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE!!!!

NEXT UP: Rotary District Conference this weekend in Rockford... Scott & Adriane to be there for us! BOARD MEETING MONDAY 7AM MAY 3 at Coal Miners; CLUB ASSEMBLY MAY 5; SANDRA WOEST hosts our two returning RYLA participants on behalf of the Club on May 13; Tentative date for Scoreboard Sign Installation is Saturday May 15, followed by BRAD ACUNCIUSďż˝ Program AND installation of ANDY JACKSON as a member on May 20! And DARRELL ALLEMAN hosts the show on May 27!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

APRIL 8, 2010

WELCOME! PRESIDENT LORRAINE is back on gavel-duty, to preside over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda tonight: (1) Board minutes review; (2) Ag Night report; (3) Trivia Meet (3rd Place) Report; (4) Teen-Parent Town Meeting report; (5) Blood Drive report; (6) Plans & needs for Afterglow; (7) membership prospects; (8) Scoreboard Project Installation Plans; (9) AND we�ll take a pizza-count and Musical count for next week. WELCOME HOME!

GREAT PROGRAMS OF RECENT PAST

JANICE RINGENBERG provided her own Program on March 11, sharing great stories and great pictures of her recent adventure (aka �Escape from Planet Tsunami�) in Hawaii last month! Jan described the �Big Island,� with an area of over 4028 square miles and 266 miles of coastline, as a fantastic mix of culture, art, black sand beaches, active volcanos, awesome plantlife, and apparently lots of fun when you depart from the beaten path! Mahalo, Jan!

BRAD ACUNCIUS hosted 88 of our closest friends and a fantastic speaker for our annual AGRI BUSINESS NIGHT on March 18! Dr. Pau Sebesta, PhD., Director of USDA�s National Center for Ag Utilization Research described the work of the Peoria lab where, literally, the future is created! From the lab�s first project, mass-developing penicillin, the lab has expanded to boost genetic developments, product enhancements, chemical discoveries, microbiotic breakthroughs, revolutionary healthcare products, energy-saving processes and household products that better our world and our own lives daily! Thanks for hosting, BRAD!!

LAST WEEK�S BOARD NEWS

The Board met on March 30, taking up the following matters: (1) Foundation Drive - $100 donated by Jim Mack, $25 by Lorraine, $140 in quarters quietly collected by Shores over recent months �ideas that might catch on! (2) Scoreboard Project - $1,000 received from each of 3 donors, Cargill, Marquis Energy and Washington Mills (formerly ESK), plus Rotary Foundation�s $1,000, and we�re ready to plant 3 boards very soon.... Maybe April 17, May 1 or May 15 ? (3) RYLA � Sergio Cirilo and Michaela Copeland will attend Rotary Leadership Awards Camp as our scholarship recipients in May! They have been invited to present a program upon their return. (4) Afterglow � Danielle will have a task-list for us soon; (5) Adriane proposes a �Board Retreat� brunch at the Shores� home for new and old Board, Saturday morning, June 19; (6) 50-50�s being distributed & hopefully sold� please see Marilyn for MORE tickets !! (7) Red Cross request for donation � Board decided our contributions for food, etc. and services rendered at Blood Drive should suffice.

WHAT�S COMING ???

Thurs., April 15: Scott Shore hosts a PIZZA PARTY AT PAGANS 6-7:15 PM, $5 plus drinks � then attend PCHS SOUND OF MUSIC �let Scott know tonight who�s in for dinner and / or the play !! Thurs., April 22: Tom Simmons hosts; Saturday, April 24 � AFTERGLOW � set-up & balloons 9am to Noon; All volunteers on the floor at 10 pm (white shirt black pants)! Thurs., April 29: Reed Wilson hosts; Tues., May 4: Board Meets in the am; Thurs., May 6: Club Assembly; and on Thurs., May 13: Sandy Woest hosts! ...And we start the alphabet over on May 20 with Brad Acuncius!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY

AGRI-BUSINESS NITE !

March 18, 2010

Welcome to GRANVILLE ROTARY AGRI-BUSINESS NITE, hosted by BRAD ACUNCIUS & DARRELL ALLEMAN, celebrating NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK and all who contribute to provide safe, abundant and affordable agricultural products, a sustainable economy, new sources of renewable energy, and ultimately, food for all people of our planet !

OUR SPEAKER TONIGHT...

DR. PAUL SEBESTA serves as Director of the USDA�s National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria. Dr. Sebesta earned his BS, MS and PhD at Oklahoma State University, pursuing a research and teaching career that has taken him to North Dakota State University, HybriTech Seed International, Texas A & M, the University of California where he was Director of Desert Research & Extension focusing his research on the use of ag products for production of ethanol, energy & biproducts, the National Audubon Society as a Program Director, and to Texas as Director of Subtropical Ag Research, all before coming to Peoria in 2008! Dr. Sebesta has offered to tell us what�s happening in the field of agricultural research -and where it might take us in the future! WELCOME TO ROTARY, DR. SEBESTA!

WHAT�S ROTARY ?

It�s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....celebrating 104 years of service & fellowship.. ...Meeting weekly over dinner to share information and to discover new ways to meet community needs & concerns... ...Sharing fellowship, friendship and professional liaisons... ...Serving vocational goals of excellence and integrity... ...Offering unique opportunities to participate in global projects! ROTARY......An Opportunity To Serve, To Share, To Participate!

WHO, WHERE, & HOW MUCH?

Granville Rotary serves -- and includes membership from -- Granville, Standard, Mark, McNabb, Magnolia & all points in between! ...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties & no financial commitments beyond semi-annual dues of just $50! ...Membership is by recommendation of any present member. �Rotary offers the privilege of participation with 1,192,292 fellow Rotarians in Rotary�s 32,198 Clubs in 168 countries, world-wide! ...Attendance is a benefit, though no longer a 100% requirement... made easy with opportunities to visit other clubs...in person or on-line!

WHY ?

To enjoy the opportunity to meet others within our community, who we would not otherwise see, or get to know, in our own busy lives... To put our professional & vocational talents to use serving others... To �give back� to our local communities .......... and to our world !

THURSDAYS - 6:30 PM - AT MORENO�S ON MAIN IN McNABB! YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT GRANVILLE ROTARY!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MARCH 11, 2010

WELCOME! Vice Pres. ADRIANE SHORE presides over our tonight�s meeting, and JANICE RINGENBERG will present tonight�s Program taking us to �The Big Island� ---and a Hawaiian experience that will NOT include the Tsunami Tour!

WELCOME, DOUG ANZLOVAR!

DOUG ANZLOVAR, our Guest Speaker two weeks ago, will be INSTALLED TONIGHT AS A MEMBER OF GRANVILLE ROTARY! Proposed by LARRY PRIEST, our newest recruit graduated from PCHS in 1991, earned a BA in education for blind and visually impaired, a masters in rehab of visually impaired adults, LOTS of experience in special needs education, adaptive technology, Braille and Math Braille, curriculum development for the blind and visually impaired, and website consultation for visually impaired accessibility! He is currently a curriculum designer and instructor at the Hadley School for the Blind, a �distance education school� for students, families and professionals, based in Winnetka, AND.... he has returned to PC with the hope of becoming re-involved in the community! WELCOME TO ROTARY, DOUG !

BEST WISHES, BRUNO!

Bruno Buchholz was at St. Margarets, and is now at Spring Valley Nursing Home, waiting for space at Manor Court. Our best wishes to Bruno ďż˝ our thoughts and prayers are with you !!

A ROTARY MOMENT.....

With another guest event approaching, are you ever asked the question, �WHAT IS ROTARY?� Try this: Rotary is the result of what happens when members of the community come together with the common purpose of �Service Above Self� to help others locally, vocationally, and internationally.... We ARE Rotary!

LAST WEEK�S NEWS

(1)SANDRA WOEST reported on the new Rotary grant process in to obtain Rotary Foundation money supporting local projects & cooperative matching grants, and our role in the pilot project to implement greater accountability. (2) The Board met briefly to approve LARRY PRIEST�s proposal of DOUG ANZLOVAR for membership to enable installation tonight, and to approve $100 entry fee for our participation in the area-wide Trivia Night to be hosted by Peru Rotary on March 22, CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER volunteered as Team Captain, and all available members are subject to enlistment! (3) and SCOTT SHORE snapped a pic of our newer members, with a few more hints to help someone beat the odds in New Member BINGO!

WHAT�S COMING ???

Thurs. March 18: AG NIGHT with Dr. Paul Sebesta, Nat�l Center for Ag Research Director, McNabb Community Hall -- $15 each.
Mon., March 22: Rotary Trivia Contest at Maples Supper Club!
Thurs., March 25: TEEN-PARENT FORUM 7pm at PCHS-- Rick hosts, Adriane chairs ďż˝ All to attend, instead of our regular meeting!
Tues., March 30:(corrected) Board Meeting in Mark!
Thurs., April 1: No meeting;
Fri., April 2: Rotary Good Friday Blood Drive - PCHS!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MARCH 4, 2010

WELCOME! Vice Pres. ADRIANE SHORE presides over our tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with plenty on the agenda: (1) Board Report; (2) Ag Night Plans; (3) Rotary Foundation; (4) Future Vision of Rotary - How To Get Grants and What To Do When We Get One! (5) Interact Update; (6) Chilean Relief Efforts; (7) Membership Development � The Next Step; (8) Scoreboard Project Update; (9) District Events � PETS, District Assembly, District Conference; (10) 50-50 Tickets for 2010; (11) AND A NEW MEMBER PICTURE!

AN AMAZING PROGRAM!

LARRY PRIEST�s GUEST NIGHT speaker last week brought with him an inspiring story of how one young man can turn �disability� into the ABILITY to make a HUGE difference in our world! DOUG ANZLOVAR graduated from PCHS in 1991, attended NIU to earn a BA in teaching visually impaired children (k-12) and then a master�s in adult rehab of the blind and visually impaired. He learned Braille in college and is tackling �Math Braille� in order to teach it all, has worked as an assistive tech specialist and as a teacher of the visually impaired in the Chicago Public Schools and built a program and curriculum for visually impaired high school students. He is currently a curriculum designer and instructor at the Hadley School for the Blind, a �distance education school� for students, families and professionals, based in Winnetka, with over 10,000 students from all over the globe, and also freelances to consult with corporate giants hoping to make their websites accessible to the blind and disabled...........AMAZING !

THY BOARD MEETETH

The Board met on March 2, attending to the following affairs of state: (1) Dues report � a few dues still due. 2nd billing to go out tonight, or see Scott to know what/who to pay. (2) Voted to donate $100 to McNabb-Magnolia Jr. Womens Club�s annual 8th Grade Springfield Trip; (3) Foundation Committee says we have over $100 in the Happy Bucks cookie jar, the Foundation credit for which is to be raffled off to one or more new Foundation donors! (4) Treasurer CHAUNTELLE gave a GREAT NEWS treasurer�s report but then announced she�s making way for a replacement Treasurer effective July 1 (remaining a member but not as Treasurer) -- Board Member RICK SERAFINI heads the search process to recruit a new Treasurer. (5) SANDY WOEST gave a preview of tonight�s explanation of Rotary Foundation �Future Visions� Grants Program!

WHAT�S COMING ???

Thurs. March 11: Jan Ringenberg hosts the program (welcome back, Jan!) Thurs. March 18: AG NIGHT with Dr. Paul Sebesta, Nat�l Center for Ag Research Director in Peoria -- �What Have We Done Since Penicillin,� McNabb Community Hall -- $15 each. Mon., March 22: Rotary Trivia Contest at Maples Supper Club! Thurs., March 25: Rick hosts, Adriane chairs �START TALKING BEFORE THEY START DRINKING� � a Teen-Parent Forum, 7pm at PCHS, instead of our regular meeting; Tues., March 29: Board Meeting in Mark! Thurs., April 1: No meeting � Holy Thursday; Fri., April 2: All hands on deck for our Good Friday Blood Drive! Thurs., April 8: Club Assembly and Afterglow Prep! Thurs., April 15: Scott Shore hosts; Thurs., April 22: Tom Simmons hosts; Thurs., April 29: Reed Wilson hosts; Tues., May 4: Board Meets; Thurs., May 6: Club Assembly; and on Thurs., May 13: Sandy Woest hosts her first!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEBRUARY 25, 2010

WELCOME! Vice Pres. ADRIANE SHORE presides over our GUEST NIGHT meeting tonight, and LARRY PRIEST hosts our Program, featuring special guest DOUG ANZLOVAR! Doug graduated from PCHS in 1991, attended NIU to earn a BA in teaching visually impaired children (k-12) and then a master�s in adult rehab of the blind and visually impaired. He has worked as an assistive tech specialist and as a teacher of the visually impaired, in Chicago and built a program for visually impaired high school students. He is currently a curriculum designer and instructor at the Hadley School for the Blind, a �distance education school� for students, families and professionals, based in Winnetka, with over 10,000 students from all over the world! WELCOME, DOUG !!!

TO DUI OR NOT TO DUI...

It�s not much of a question, once you look at the obvious danger to life and limb, or piece together the expense, loss of license, huge inconvenience, and possible prison term that could apply! BRAD POPURELLA�s guest last week, LaSalle County Assistant State�s Attorney, former co-worker of Brad, & LaSalle County�s lead DUI prosecutor Doug Kramarsic, said the legal consequences are both personally and financially devastating. New on the scene are squad car videos, and tests such as the HGN eye test for intoxication � which has since hit the papers when the Illinois Supreme Court approved the use of HGN evidence at trial! As Brad says, driving is a privilege -- worth protecting with your (safe & sober) life!!

WHY ROTARY ??

Rotary�s a busy organization, for very busy people... friendly, fast, efficient, and well fed � pooling all members� talents to serve others!

We�re the only service Club of our kind in Putnam County, serving the entire area of Granville, Hennepin and Magnolia Townships !

Rotary programs and projects provide opportunities to become involved in Community, Vocational, and International Service!

Rotary is a world-wide non-political coalition of 1.2 million members with two common

goals: fellowship and service to others!

TOWN HALL MEETING ďż˝ MARCH 25

WE WILL CO-SPONSOR an event with CPASA (Community Partners Against Substance Abuse) �START TALKING BEFORE THEY START DRINKING� -- at PCHS on Thursday March 25, 7pm, instead of our regular meeting. Please attend and participate in discussion -- this is an important Community Service Project!!

NOTE THIS!...

(1) Board Breakfast Tuesday, March 2 at Coal Minersďż˝ in Mark;
(2) CLUB ASSEMBLY ďż˝ and $10 Chicken Night on March 4....
(3) JAN RINGENBERG hosts (her first!) Program on March 11;
(4) �AG NIGHT� takes us to the McNabb Fire Hall on March 18;
(5) PERU ROTARY hosts TRIVIA NIGHT Mon., March 22 at Maples... 6 social, 6:30 dinner, 7:30 Trivia, 10 people per team !
(6) RICK SERAFINI will promote, & ADRIANE SHORE chairs our participation in the TOWN HALL MEETING March 25;
(7) NO MEETING April 1 ďż˝ Holy Thursday
(8) BLOODMOBILE Friday, April 2 - please help, please donate... If the Club makes its goal, PCHS gets $1,500 in scholarship funds!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEBRUARY 18, 2010

WELCOME! President LORRAINE presides over our meeting tonight, and BRAD POPURELLA hosts, presenting an evening �entertaining to all concerned!!� WELCOME, ALL -- And welcome back from the Disabled List, Brad !!

SHAKING THE FAMILY TREE?

LONNA NAUMAN had the pleasure of hosting last week�s guest, BARB KESSLER � and a fascinating Program telling us the �ins & outs� of genealogy research in PC and on-line (but watch out for false or misleading info!). THANKS, LONNA!

Best Wishes, Mike Terando!

Our Club�s First Family felt the unfriendly blow of winter two weeks ago, when Mike�s car twisted itself around a tree while he was on his way to work. He�s home but facing more leg surgery -- and a lot of unwanted �down time.� Our hopes are with Mike for a SPEEDY and hopefully COMPLETE recovery!

GUEST NIGHT NEXT WEEK!

SHARE ROTARY WITH A FRIEND! And whether you invite an old friend or a new acquaintance, many will thank you forever for the opportunity to learn about, and perhaps join, our Rotary Club! Potential members eat free next week, AND can look forward to a great program, as LARRY PRIEST hosts DOUG ANZLOVAR, whose teaching path has led him back home to Putnam County!

INTERACT-IVITY

SCOTT SHORE reports that the PCHS INTERACT CLUB is hanging in there, with upcoming projects including: an International Service contribution to SHELTERBOX for Haiti, a Club Service event expected to be roller skating in Peoria, School Service, helping Market Day distribution in March, Community Service, participating in the anti-alcohol Sticker Shock Project on April Fools Day and co-sponsoring our GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE on April 2, and direct assistance to our Club with some AFTERGLOW HELP on April 24 !

DISTRICT �LEARNINGS�

SANDY WOEST reported briefly on her representation of our Club at two recent District meetings regarding website development and grant-gathering. We are part of a �FUTURE VISION� Pilot Project permitting us to reap the benefits of Global as well as District Grants. THANKS FOR BRINGIN� HOME THE INFO, SANDY !!

NOTE THIS!...

(1) DUES ! Bills are out -- if you haven�t yet, PLEASE PAY!
(2) Scoreboard Project ďż˝ awaiting funding responses.
(3) LARRY hosts our Membership Guest Night NEXT WEEK !
(4) Board Breakfast Tuesday, March 2 at Coal Minersďż˝ in Mark;
(5) CLUB ASSEMBLY ďż˝ and $10 Chicken Night on March 4....
(6) JAN RINGENBERG hosts (her first!) Program on March 11;
(7) �AG NIGHT� takes us to the McNabb Fire Hall on March 18;
(8) RICK SERAFINI hosts our Program on March 25;
(9) NO MEETING April 1 ďż˝ BLOODMOBILE Friday, April 2!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEBRUARY 11, 2010

WELCOME! President LORRAINE presides over our meeting tonight, and LONNA NAUMAN has the pleasure of hosting special guest BARB KESSLER � promising a Program of historic proportion! Our guest will tell us the �ins & outs� of genealogy research in PC. WELCOME TO ROTARY, BARB !

SEEMS LIKE JUST 2 WEEKS AGO....

...that RON McNEILL and KAREN KARCZEWSKI were telling us of their plans to continue their UCC mission work in Biloxi, in the ongoing wake of Katrina � and now they�re back! As part of the UCC�s Back Bay Mission, Ron, Karen and 14 or 15 more hearty souls help provide housing, and hope, for the many people who were displaced by the hurricane, and then by bureaucrats, con artists, scams, and desperate circumstances. Our Club offered best wishes AND $100 toward expenses. Hats off to those who volunteered!

& OFFERING A HELPING HAND TO HAITI....

Our Club voted 2 weeks ago to donate $200 to Rotary�s SHELTERBOX Project offering emergency shelter and supplies to the victims of Haiti�s own hurricane woes. Several members also kicked in, raising the total donation to nearly $500 � way to go, CLUB! And special thanks to all who contributed!!! We are hoping to lure Sycamore Rotarian / District ShelterBox Chairperson Brian Adams back to the Club for a ShelterBox update.

CLUB CONDOLENCES

Our Club offers condolences to Reed Wilson & family on the loss of Sydney�s father, Dale Spear, and to the family of Ed Novak, a charter member, past president and Paul Harris Fellow of our Club. Those of us who knew Ed will never forget his enthusiasm for Rotary, his always-upbeat personality, and the fellowship we shared for so many years. Ed passed away on February 3. Our thanks to those who could attend the visitation as it meant a lot to Dorothy and family.

THE NEW BOARD

Pres-Elect ADRIANE SHORE and the 2010-2011 Board met two weeks ago, electing JIM MACK as our next VP for 2010-11, rising to PRES the following year ďż˝ CONGRATULATIONS, JIM !

GUEST NIGHT IN TWO WEEKS !

It�s time once again to �get our ASKs in gear� --- PLEASE line up guests to see what Rotary�s all about ! Prospective members are on the Club�s tab, as it�s designated officially as a Guest Night. And LARRY PRIEST says he�ll be back AND will host our Program!

The Line-up:

Brad Popurella will host our Program next week, Feb. 18; Larry Priest will host the Program on Guest Night, Feb. 25; Ye Ol� Board meets at 7 am Tuesday, March 2 in Mark; CLUB ASSEMBLY (& Chicken!) comes �round again on March 4; Jan Ringenberg will host her first-ever Program on March 11; Darrell A. and Brad A. will host our annual AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT on March 18 (BUY LOTS OF GUEST TICKETS!); and Rick Serafini has the Program Honors on March 25!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 28, 2010

WELCOME! President LORRAINE presides tonight, and RON McNEILL hosts our Program, on the timely topic of disaster recovery � and how LONG it can take! Ron and Guest KAREN KARCZEWSKI will tell us about UCC�s up-coming return mission trip to Biloxi to help the post-Katrina re-building process. Fifteen volunteers will make the trek next week, returning � likely with still more stories to tell � on February 6. WELCOME BACK, KAREN!

& ON THE SUBJECT OF DISASTER RELIEF....

Our Club will consider tonight how we might help those in Haiti who remain homeless and continue to suffer in the wake of Haiti�s recent earthquakes. Options include a donation to ShelterBox USA to provide shelter and emergency supplies to those in need, or a special Rotary Foundation funding recovery efforts on-site. Those wishing to also contribute individually may do so.

BEFORE THE SNOW FELL....

JAY McCRACKEN hosted our Program on January 14, hosting PC Primary School Principal � and former Ottawa Rotarian -- KRISTAL LeRETTE -- with a look at new PC Schools initiatives --- enhancing opportunities for staff professional development, student achievement, parents� participation, and community involvement! Turns out that here�s a lot more than the 3-Rs going on in school !

WELCOME, DUANE & MARILYN !

DUANE & MARILYN CALBOW joined our ranks on January 14, proposed by JIM MACK, BRAD ACUNCIUS AND CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER!!

WELCOME TO ROTARY, DUANE & MARILYN

THE NEW BOARD MEETS TONIGHT !

Pres-Elect ADRIANE SHORE will host an organizational meeting of the newly elected 2010-2011 Board ďż˝ TONIGHT! Effective July 1, the Board will include PRESIDENT ADRIANE... Past-Pres. Lorraine, DARRELL ALLEMAN, BOB COFOID, JIM MACK, JAY McCRACKEN, TOM SIMMONS, & SANDY WOEST! Among their objectives tonight will be to select a VP !

Coming SOON..... The (current) Board meets at 7am on Ground Hog Day, Feb. 2 at Coal Miners; Club Assembly (& $10 Chicken!) on Thurs., Feb. 4, Lonna hosts on Feb. 11, and the lineup has changed for Feb. 18, with BRAD POPURELLA now in charge.

OTHER CLUB STUFF.....

(1) DUES ! Bills are out tonight ďż˝ please pay within the next week or two if at all possible as we pass the money along asap.

(2) Thank you, LONNA, DUANE, SANDY and TOM for offering to help organize our Good Friday Blood Drive, Friday, April 2;

(3) Scoreboard Project ďż˝ fundraising proposals are outstanding.

(4) Membership prospects discussed ďż˝ next Guest Night to be 2/25!

(5) LaSalle Rotary will host a club vs. club TRIVIA NIGHT 4/28.

(6) Henry Rotary�s Pancake & Sausage Breakfast (and make up!) this Sunday at the Jr. High School in Henry!

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January 14, 2010

WELCOME! JAY McCRACKEN hosts tonight�s Program Guest, PC Primary School Principal KRISTAL LeRETTE, with a look at new PC Schools initiatives --- enhancing opportunities for staff prof. development & student achievement! WELCOME, KRISTAL ! !

SEEMS LIKE A YEAR AGO....

WHEN WE LAST MET ON DEC. 17.... extending thanks to all for everyone�s HUGE effort in delivering poinsettias and wrapping Toys -- both projects truly hit the high notes of the holiday season!

WELCOME, APRIL CASEY !

APRIL CASEY was successfully installed on Dec. 17 by Proposer CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER, Pres. LORRAINE, & Sec�y SCOTT filling in as �Club Chaplain,� deserving a hero�s welcome after having survived the tidal wave of poinsettias that came through her front door the prior Saturday! April�s membership classification of Media Graphics reflects her vocational talent AND avocational enjoyment of her profession in photography, videography & web design, as owner of iFocus2 in Granville! April and husband Bill Reaska live at Lake Thunderbird.

Welcome To Rotary, April !

DOUBLE INSTALLATION TONIGHT!!

DUANE & MARILYN CALBOW join our ranks tonight, proposed �jointly & severally� by JIM MACK, BRAD ACUNCIUS AND CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER!!!!!!! DUANE (aka �Fuzzy!�) lists his occupation as an Electrician � but that�s a humble beginning to a biography that includes YEARS of service as Chair of the Putnam County Board! Meanwhile MARILYN is WAY into books, and Library Services too -- as a Putnam County Librarian !!

WELCOME TO ROTARY, DUANE & MARILYN

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW BOARD!

Effective July 1, the following members will serve on the Board under PRESIDENT ADRIANE... DARRELL ALLEMAN, BOB COFOID, JIM MACK, JAY McCRACKEN, TOM SIMMONS, & SANDY WOEST! They�ll meet next week to elect our next VP !

Coming SOON.....

Jerry hosts Jan 21, Ron hosts Jan 28, the Board meets again on Ground Hog Day, Club Assembly Feb. 4, & Lonna hosts on Feb. 11, and Tony Phelps hosts on Feb. 18.

BOARD NEWS

THE CURRENT BOARD met Tues.Jan. 2, taking action:
(1) Attendance confirmed for several upcoming District meetings;
(2) Pre-plans made for our Good Friday Blood Drive, Fri., April 2;
(3) Scoreboard Project discussed... much more to report tonight ??
(4) Membership prospects discussed ďż˝ next Guest Night to be 2/26!
(5) AFTERGLOW mailing list for donations reviewed & updated;
(6) Rotary Foundation report coming ..... with a chance to donate!

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Jan. 7 - SNOWED OUT (OR IN?)

Dec. 31 - No meeting

Dec. 24 - No meeting

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 17, 2009

WELCOME! CLUB PRESIDENT LORRAINE TERANDO presides over tonight�s meeting, Installation Ceremonies, New Board Elections & more! Welcome, all, to Granville ROTARY !

RINGING IN THE HOLIDAYS

OUR CHRISTMAS PARTY at Rolando�s Supper Club last week was a gift of great food, great fellowship, and a white elephant BINGO game that rivaled Las Vegas (well, maybe not...) � with thanks to JIM MACK for the planning AND dessert � did anyone save a piece for Jim???

THE POINSETTIA PROJECT accomplished the impossible, delivering about 675 plants to area Seniors ďż˝ with THANKS to all Rotarians, spouses, friends, & PCHS Interact Club volunteers who participated to make it happen! Thanks, TOM, for putting the lists together! ALL ROUTE DRIVERS are to submit corrections, delivery hints, and suggestions to Tom tonight.

TOYS IN THE PANTRY are now Toys In Giftwrap, thanks to those who helped out at UCC yesterday... Chauntelle, Brad P., Adriane, Lorraine and Sandy all had a hand in it ďż˝ literally!

NEXT STEP ďż˝ DELIVERIES! Those lined up to help deliver Rotary Toys & PC Food Pantry food baskets this Saturday @ 8 am at UCC are: Darrell, Cody, Matt, Jim Mack, Brad Popurella, Rick & Tammy Serafini, and Scott & Adriane Shore ďż˝ See you there!

INSTALLATION TONIGHT !!

APRIL CASEY is welcomed as a member tonight, proposed by CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER with the classification of Media Graphics encompassing April�s enjoyment of her profession in photography, videography & web design! April is owner of iFocus2 in Granville, & a very busy person! April and husband Bill Reaska live at Lake Thunderbird. WELCOME TO ROTARY, APRIL ! ! !

PERSONAL NOTES.....

BEST WISHES, JAN RINGENBERG! Jan reports that surgery went well, she�s somehow gonna make it to her Masters Commencement Ceremony tonight, and hopes to be fully recovered from both the surgery AND graduation within 5 weeks!

CONGRATULATIONS, CODY! The knot is tied, and CODY & JESSIE are now officially co-Grandadams!

NEXT UP, TONY PHELPS! Best wishes to Tony & bride JILLIAN LOEBACH, heading for the alter at St. Pat�s in Hennepin on Jan. 2!!

Coming SOON.....

separation anxiety--no meeting until 2010! The current Board will meet at Coal Miners in Mark, 7am Tues, Jan. 5; CLUB ASSEMBLY (& $10 chicken night!) Jan. 7; Jay hosts on Jan. 14, Jerry hosts Jan 21, Ron hosts Jan 28, the Board meets again on Ground Hog Day, Club Assembly Feb. 4, & Lonna hosts on Feb. 11.

BOARD ELECTIONS...

VOTE FOR UP TO 6 to serve under PRESIDENT ADRIANE from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011... And the nominees are (so far): DARRELL ALLEMAN, ALICE CAREY, BOB COFOID, JIM MACK, JAY McCRACKEN, TOM SIMMONS, & SANDY WOEST.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 3, 2009

WELCOME! CLUB PRESIDENT LORRAINE TERANDO presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with plenty of projects and events in the hopper for discussion � Poinsettias, Toys In The Pantry, Christmas Party Plans, Summer Sports (Scoreboard) Project, Opening of Nominations for next July�s Rotary Board, AND INSTALLATION OF A NEW MEMBER TONIGHT! Welcome, all!

WHEN WE LAST MET . . .

OUR ROTARY GUEST NIGHT two weeks ago was the perfect combination of great guests, great fellowship and a great Program! DAN KRIEWALD welcomed Guest Speaker, APRIL CASEY, owner of iFocus2, offering photography, videography, graphic design and website design services, all in the heart of Granville ! April is a PCHS grad, returning �home� with 20 years� graphic design experience, a flair for creativity, and a passion for photography of people and wildlife, highlighted in April�s fantastic slideshow presentation! We look forward to our guests� return tonight and in the weeks ahead! THANKS, APRIL, for a fascinating Program!

NEXT WEEK�S HOLIDAY PARTY !

ROLANDO�S IN HENNEPIN � 6:30 PM -- $15 per person, Guests & Spouses included, Roast Pork Loin dinner, and bring a �white elephant� gift (one you received against your will, or a novelty gift worth under $10 � or cash) for our contest gift exchange! Please call or email your reservations to Scott or Lorraine ASAP !

CONGRATS & WELCOME, JAN!

JAN RINGENBERG finished off her Masters at Bradley yesterday, and will be installed as a Rotarian TONIGHT, proposed by SANDY WOEST, temporarily representing Higher Education Administration! WELCOME TO ROTARY, JAN !!!!

STRAIGHT FROM THE BOARDWALK.....

The Board met this past Tuesday am in Mark, taking the following action:
(1) Confirmed the Board�s prior voice- acceptance of JAN RINGENBERG as a Club member, proposed under the classification of �Higher Education� by one of our newest members, SANDY WOEST! ;
(2) Accepted with regret the �retirements� of CHRIS KUNKEL and KIM KETTMAN;
(3) Poinsettia Project ďż˝ Deliveries to area Senior Citizens on Saturday, Dec. 12 ďż˝ meet at VanWingerdens by 9am - -DRIVERS needed! Meanwhile, the lists are being updated -- for our perusal tonight!
(4) Toys In the Pantry Project ďż˝ need wrappers at the UCC Church in Granville starting at 6pm Wednesday, December 16, and food/toy deliverers on Saturday, Dec. 19 ďż˝ park vehicles at back ally door of UCC Church in Granville at 8am !
(5) Scoreboard Project ďż˝ Committee to meet ASAP to finalize list of major donors.
(6) Rotary Foundation support � Jim Mack proposed that we save up our �Happy Bucks� collections from 3rd and 4th Thursdays of each month, to offer donation incentive match money once a year!
(7) Advance planning for our Good Friday Bloodmobile at PCHS � Jay confirms that we�re back in business, in the PCHS commons.
(8) Interact Report ďż˝ Their board met today; Scott & others may attend their next general meeting Tues. 7:30 am.
(9) Additional membership development opportunities discussed.
(10) Best wishes to BRUNO BUCHHOLZ for another speedy recovery! Meeting adjourned.

NOTE: Board Minutes are approved unless overridden by 2/3 full club vote.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 19, 2009

WELCOME! CLUB PRESIDENT LORRAINE TERANDO presides over tonight�s GUEST NIGHT, and DAN KRIEWALD will have the pleasure of (FINALLY!) introducing our Guest Speaker, APRIL CASEY! April is the owner of FOCUS 2 in Granville, offering photography as well as website development services !

WELCOME, ALL TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM...

JIM GOLDASICH let us know just how prepared we are, should a natural disaster, catastrophic event or epidemic disease such as H1N1 strike us locally. .... And it would appear we are in good hands, thanks to our Putnam County Emergency Management Agency and the local service providers who would provide a well-coordinated response. ďż˝ the rest is up to US ! THANKS, JIM!

COMING OUR WAY.....

Thanksgiving next Thursday (already?) ďż˝ NO MEETING ....
BOARD MEETING 7am Tuesday, December 1....
CLUB ASSEMBLY -- & CHICKEN NIGHT! on Thurs., Dec. 3...
CHRISTMAS PARTY at SAMMS on Dec. 10 (Bring �white elephant� gifts - $10 or less, as BINGO prizes !) ....
POINSETTIA DELIVERIES ďż˝ SATURDAY 9AM, DEC. 12 !
JAY McCRACKEN HOSTS ON THURSDAY, DEC. 17!
(AND CLUB ELECTIONS HERE TOO !)
PC FOOD PANTRY HOLIDAY & TOY DELIVERIES ďż˝ DEC. 19 !
NO MEETINGS DEC. 24 OR DEC. 31!

WHAT�S ROTARY ?

It�s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....celebrating 104 years of service & fellowship.. ...Meeting weekly over dinner to share information and to discover new ways to meet community needs & concerns... ...Sharing fellowship, friendship and professional liaisons... ...Serving vocational goals of excellence and integrity... ...Offering unique opportunities to participate in global projects!

ROTARY......An Opportunity To Serve, To Share, To Participate!

WHO, WHERE, & HOW MUCH?

Granville Rotary serves -- and includes membership from � Hennepin, Mark, Granville, Standard, McNabb, Magnolia & all points between! ...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties ...No $$ commitments beyond $50 semi-annual dues & meal costs! ...Membership is by recommendation of any present member. �Rotary offers the privilege of participation with 1,192,292 fellow Rotarians in Rotary�s 32,198 Clubs in 168 countries, world-wide! ...Attendance is a benefit, though no longer a 100% requirement... made easy with opportunities to visit other clubs...in person or on-line!

WHY ?

To enjoy the opportunity to meet others within our community, who we would not otherwise see, or get to know, in our own busy lives... To put our professional & vocational talents to use serving others... To �give back� to our local communities .......... and to our world !

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THURSDAYS - 6:30 PM - AT MORENO�S ON MAIN IN McNABB! YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT GRANVILLE ROTARY! WELCOME TO ROTARY !

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November 12, 2009

WELCOME! CLUB PRESIDENT LORRAINE TERANDO presides over tonight�s meeting � WELCOME TO ROTARY!

WELCOME TO ROTARY MEMBERSHIP, SANDY & JUSTINA!

SANDY WOEST is proposed for membership by LONNA NAUMAN, and well-deserves the classification of �EDUCATOR� -- having taught at Swaney for 22 years, then serving as Principal at Hennepin for 12 years, retiring in 1999, STILL putting her skills to the test, teaching Citizenship and ESL (English as a Second Language) part time at IVCC. Sandy is active in the Putnam County Historical Society, PC Senior Center, Retired Teachers� Assn., and can now add....... ROTARY! Welcome to membership, SANDY!

JUSTINA BOGGIO of RR Granville, proposed by ADRIANE SHORE, is a 2004 PCHS grad, received a degree in Ag Business at ISU in 2008, and now processes & administers commodity loans for the LaSalle County USDA Farm Services Agency in Ottawa -- while also helping in the family�s �Little Mountain� orchard business! Welcome to membership, JUSTINA !

CLUB ASSEMBLY NOTES

Our Club Assembly last week netted the following action:
(1) Approved SANDY and JUSTINA as members! (2) Set Our Next Membership Night for Nov. 19 ďż˝ April Casey of FOCUS 2 WILL be our Program ďż˝ BRING GUESTS !!!!
(3) DIET Soda still on hand will be donated to the Food Pantry; All the rest will be stored for AFTERGLOW.
(4) Christmas Party �� more options coming our way tonight: either our customary Holiday Party at SAMMS or a Rotary group venture to see Don Zellmer�s HOLIDAZZLE musical revue in UTICA � with date options for either event �Thurs. Dec. 10 or 17?
(5) HELP WANTED for next year�s Board of Directors � nominations next month.... to take office as of July 1, 2010.
(6) Happy Bucks ďż˝ first Thursday of each month will continue as a thank you to our hostess Kathy; second Thursdays designated for Toys In The Pantry; third & fourth Thursdays designated for Rotary Foundation --- with a reminder: no obligation to donate!
(7) Money Matters � Treasurer�s report given, looking GOOD! Scoreboard Project Committee will seek firm pledges by 12-1-09, TOYS IN THE PANTRY CHICKEN DINNER FUNDRAISER netted nearly $1200 � good cookin� CHAUNTELLE !

CONGRATS-RECENT 50-50 WINNERS

CONGRATS & $50 to: LINDA SMITH, DAVE WILMOT, GREG HAUGENS, MORENO�S, YVETTE PINNELL, DINA LUNKEN, MANDI AND BO COFOID, NICK KEEGAN, MICHAELA MAURER, BELINDA FILBRANDT & SHARON KUNKEL!

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO....

JERRY (Nov. 10) and LONNA (Nov. 17) !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 5, 2009

WELCOME! CLUB PRESIDENT LORRAINE TERANDO presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY with plenty of fried chicken AND Rotary business on the agenda! Among the topics: New Rotary members proposed; Continuing the momentum of membership growth; Scoreboard Project update; Upcoming Projects & Events; Board report, & more � WELCOME TO ROTARY!

�HONOR FLIGHT� PROJECT

MATT HOSTETTER hosted last week�s Guest Speakers, KEITH BALDWIN & DONALD ALLISON, two of the local organizers out to raise money to fund Project �HONOR FLIGHT QUAD CITIES� to provide an opportunity for WWII Veterans to visit �their memorial� in Washington DC � along with a tour of the Korean, Vietnam and Iwo Jima Memorials, and a few Washington sights, ALL IN ONE DAY-- & ALL FREE! Keith served in Korea and Donald served in Vietnam, qualifying them as �Guardians� who will help WWII Vets needing assistance on the flight. Guardians and other veterans may also participate in the Honor Flight at minimal cost of about $500 each. Each flight, costs about $90,000, one third of which is provided by the national organization. Locally, the project has already raised about $10,000. Thanks for hosting, Matt!!

CONGRATULATIONS ---

HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY, DARRELL & JEANNE !!

CONGRATS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT, TONY !!

NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED!

SANDY WOEST of Magnolia, proposed by LONNA NAUMAN, taught at Swaney for 22 years, then served as Principal at Hennepin for 12 years, retired in 1999, and is active in Historical Society, PC Senior Center and Retired Teachersďż˝ Assn. Sandy is also teaching Citizenship and English as a second language, part time at IVCC.

JUSTINA BOGGIO of RR Granville, proposed by ADRIANE SHORE, is a 2004 PCHS grad, received a degree in Ag Business at ISU in 2008, and now processes & administers commodity loans for the LaSalle County USDA Farm Services Agency -- while also working in (& computerizing) the family�s orchard business !

BOARD MINUTES NEWSREEL

The Board met on Nov. 2, taking the following action:
(1) Approved SANDY WOEST and JUSTINA BOGGIO as members of Granville Rotary to be installed on Nov. 12 absent any objection noted within the next seven days.
( (2) Next Membership Night set for Nov. 19 � April Casey is tentatively set as our Program �BRING GUESTS!!!!!!
( (3) Soda still on hand will be donated to the McNabb Legion if needed, otherwise we�ll store the regular soda for Afterglow and we�ll donate the short-lived diet soda via the Food Pantry.
( (4) Christmas Party ďż˝ Tentatively December 10 at Samms.
( (5) Name Change discussion ďż˝ After considering all options, the Board voted to pull the issue off the table.
( (6) Happy Bucks ďż˝ first Thursday of each month will continue as a thank you to our hostess Kathy; second Thursdays designated for Toys In The Pantry; third & fourth Thursdays designated for Rotary Foundation --- with a reminder: no obligation to donate!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 29, 2009

WELCOME! CLUB PRESIDENT LORRAINE TERANDO presides over tonight�s meeting, and MATT HOSTETTER has the honor of hosting our Guest Speakers, KEITH BALDWIN & DONALD ALLISON, two of the local organizers of Project �HONOR FLIGHT QUAD CITIES� --an opportunity for WWII Veterans to visit Washington DC and the WWII, Korean, Vietnam and Iwo Jima Memorials! The Project also provides the REST of us an opportunity to HONOR ALL VETERANS by learning more and supporting the Project! Our speakers know the value of the Project first-hand -- Keith served in Korea and Donald served in Vietnam. Our Club has donated toward the fundraising effort, in honor of our resident WWII Vet, JENO BONUCCHI, who hopes to participate this Spring! WELCOME TO ROTARY, KEITH, JANICE & DON !

CHANGE IN PLANS LAST WEEK...

We missed out on our intended Program last week, but our own SCOTT SHORE stepped in with a power-point program showcasing our Club�s commitment to youth � particularly our sponsorship of the new INTERACT Service Club at PCHS, and our encouragement of INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE through Rotary�s Short Term Youth Exchange Program where students from different countries are paired to spend the summer together, half in each household. Scott serves as Rotary District Chairperson of this great project and hopes to see greater participation locally, and district-wide, in 2010. Do you know any 15-19 year olds who might want the experience of a lifetime ? ? ? ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE!

ROTARY VOLUNTEERS served up a LOT of chicken & pasta at last Sunday�s Fundraiser Dinner at The Clover Club!! Thanks to their hard work and to all who came by to eat, we�re on our way to another successful TOYS IN THE PANTRY season ahead!

AND CHECK OUT COFOIDSďż˝ HAUNTED HOUSE, Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 5-9 pm ďż˝ all proceeds going to the Food Pantry! ..........We got the preview, now go for the REAL THING!

GET YOUR PROGRAMS HERE !

Comin� Up�Board Meeting � 7am Tuesday Nov. 3 at Coal Miners; CLUB ASSEMBLY November 5; KIM KETTMAN hosts Nov. 12; DAN KRIEWALD will be our host, and we�re hoping April Casey will be our guest, for another GUEST NIGHT on Nov. 19; Thanksgiving & no meeting Nov. 26; Board Meeting Dec. 1 and CLUB ASSEMBLY rolls around again on Dec. 3; and CHRIS KUNKEL gets to host on December 10! Too early to think about Christmas? It�s coming!!!! Meanwhile......

HAPPY HALLOWEEN ! !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 22, 2009

WELCOME! CLUB PRESIDENT LORRAINE TERANDO presides over tonight�s GUEST NIGHT meeting, Scott Shore will present tonight's program showcasing Rotary's services to youth through Interact and Short Term Youth Exchange. WELCOME, ALL ... TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

IT WAS H O R R I B L Y GOOD!

OUR HAUNTED HOUSE EXPERIENCE last week at Cofoids� was a truly gruesome, ghostly good time, gearing us up for a hauntingly happy Halloween! OUR THANKS TO BOB & DARLENE for hosting us --- for all the creativity and hard work they put into this fantastic project --- passing along the benefit to PC Food Pantry & Rotary�s �Toys In The Pantry� Project!

THIS SUNDAY ďż˝ OCT. 25 ďż˝ TOYS IN THE PANTRY FUNDRAISER CHICKEN DINNER AT CLOVER CLUB ďż˝ 4-7 PM / $8 for ďż˝ / $9.50 for ďż˝ /+.50 for carryouts!

YOUTH EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES

If you know any students ages 15-19 interested in participating in Rotary�s Short Term Youth Exchange Program next summer, send them our way! Students spend 4 weeks abroad and four weeks here, with a student of another country. Our Board voted on 9/29 to cover the $200 appplication fees of the two top applicants, with priority to those active in Interact. See Scott Shore for more info!!

WHAT�S ROTARY ?

It�s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional

interests.....celebrating 104 years of service & fellowship..

...Meeting weekly over dinner to share information and to discover new ways to meet community needs & concerns...

...Sharing fellowship, friendship and professional liaisons...

...Serving vocational goals of excellence and integrity...

...Offering unique opportunities to participate in global projects!

ROTARY......An Opportunity To Serve, To Share, To Participate!

WHO, WHERE, & HOW MUCH?

Granville Rotary serves -- and includes membership from ďż˝ Hennepin, Mark, Granville, Standard, McNabb, Magnolia & all points between!

...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties

...No $$ commitments beyond $50 semi-annual dues & meal costs!

...Membership is by recommendation of any present member.

�Rotary offers the privilege of participation with 1,192,292 fellow Rotarians in Rotary�s 32,198 Clubs in 168 countries, world-wide!

...Attendance is a benefit, though no longer a 100% requirement... made easy with opportunities to visit other clubs...in person or on-line!

WHY ?

To enjoy the opportunity to meet others within our community, who we would not otherwise see, or get to know, in our own busy lives...

To put our professional & vocational talents to use serving others...

To �give back� to our local communities .......... and to our world !

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THURSDAYS - 6:30 PM - AT MORENO�S ON MAIN IN McNABB! YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT GRANVILLE ROTARY! WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY !

October 8, 2009

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WELCOME! Pres. LORRAINE presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY � THE SEQUEL! On the agenda: Membership � An Opportunity to Share Rotary With Others!

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY last Thursday netted the following: 1. Assistant Gov Carol Booth reported she�s heading for Africa to help her expecting daughter there, leaving Marian Shurtz with the AG scepter 2. COW PIE BINGO REPORT: Net gain, about $1,794 if we pull in the last $70... and one donor has contributed back $100 - not bad! 3. CRUISE NIGHT soda and water will be offered to Interact first, (and they have since taken the water to donate to National Honors Society for their Red Cross Blood Drive this week!) then Am. Legion if they have a fundraising dinner. 4. PCCD Halloween event 10/24� postponed until 2010. 5. PCJH WRESTLING CLUB �donation of $100 approved. 6. FOUNDATION � Committee to meet and plan for fundraising. 7. SCOREBOARD PROJECT � Committee to meet & plan. 8. AFTERSCHOOL WELLNESS � Donation of $100 approved. 9. ROTARY ROSEBOWL FLOAT � Donation of $50 ok�ed. 10. Discussed pro�s and con�s of name-change and possible alternatives. More discussion is sure to follow. CONGRATULATIONS, CLUB ! We hit the District Jackpot, winning a grant of $1,000 toward our Summer Youth Project primarily including the girls� softball league Scoreboard Project. The grant is the result of District donations to the Rotary Foundation, a part of which returns for local use. Congrats !!!

Next Week: DARLENE & BOB COFOID host a Halloween Haunting on October 15 � Rotarians, spouses & guests to meet at Pagan O�Leary�s at 6pm for dinner (order off menu), then bring a canned good for donation to the Food Pantry and meet at Cofoids� garage (South & High Streets) about 7pm ----- if you dare!!!!

CODY GRANDADAM hosts APRIL CASEY on Oct. 22 GUEST NIGHT !

MATT HOSTETTER gets to host our Program on October 29!

THE BOARD next meets on November 3 at Coal Miners, followed by our NEXT CLUB ASSEMBLY on Thursday, November 5.

Membership tips.......

Rotary is the perfect organization for very busy people ďż˝ a fast, efficient way to be involved and to meet friends and neighbors within the PC community! Whenever we meet, we eat (and vice versa!)

Rotary provides the opportunity to serve others locally vocationally and internationally ďż˝ ďż˝...the rent we pay for the space we use!ďż˝ Why did YOU join Rotary ???

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY !

October 1, 2009

WELCOME! Pres. LORRAINE presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda: Board Report; Cow Pie Bingo Report; Membership & Guest Night; Possible Name-Change, and more!

FROM PRAIRIE CENTER TO McNABB

ALICE CAREY presented her own (FIRST!) Program last week, sharing with us the farm-family beginnings of her interest in all things engineering -- and her eventual specialization in industrial engineering. She described her profession as being very broad in scope, applicable to every process from manufacturing to health care delivery of services, both of which she has done. Now able to apply those principles to situations without as much �hands-on� observation, Alice says she can work from home (or horseback?) to solve efficiency issues for her clientele.

IT�S A BIRD� IT�S A PLANE�.

It�s SUPERCOW! Amy finished off her THIRD game of Cow Pie Bingo in less than 20 minutes, �declaring� Cynthia Giuliani the winner of the $1000 grand prize�and the $100 Raffle winners were: Brandon McNeill, Jaxon Strum, Mary Shore, Aubrie Walker, Toni Lawley, Courtney, Jacwlyn and Abby Ossola, Nancy Zukowski, Debbie Seibert, and Alissa Gearhart � TWICE! Thanks to ALL who sold tickets, line-painted and helped to make this a successful event! Next Week: DARLENE COFOID hosts on October 8; BOB COFOID hosts on October 15; CODY GRANDADAM will host APRIL CASEY on our October 22 GUEST NIGHT; PCCD�s looking for spooky help on Saturday, October 24, and MATT HOSTETTER gets to host our Program on October 29! BOARD MINUTES

THE BOARD met Tuesday 9/28, with the following results:

1. COW PIE BINGO REPORT: Again difficult to get all $$ in and accounted for, but we�re within $70. Anticipated total will be $4000 revenue, $206 costs for tickets, line-paint & Amy�s honorarium. We will mooove back to 450 tickets & print/sell earlier next year. 2. CRUISE NIGHT CANCELLED AGAIN, leaving us long on soda and water which will be offered to Interact first, then Am. Legion if they have a dinner to sell off their Cruise cuisine. Casey�s will be asked if their donation can be used for Afterglow. 3. PCCD Halloween event 10/24� All Rotarians who are willing to help out as guides, and/or to dress for the occasion, may volunteer. 4. PCJH WRESTLING CLUB � Following Jerry Kriewald�s presentation last week, Board voted to donate $100 in support. 5. FOUNDATION � Committee to meet and plan for fundraising. 6. SCOREBOARD PROJECT � Committee to decide how to solicit for major donors, giving other grain elevators first honors. 7. AFTERSCHOOL WELLNESS � Voted to donate $100. 8. ROTARY ROSEBOWL FLOAT � Voted to donate $50. 9. Discussed benefit in membership development of name-change to PUTNAM COUNTY ROTARY. Issue will be put to Club Vote � all members may vote. Absentee ballots may be mailed to Sec�y Scott, PO Box 418 Granville. Ballots to be cast by NOVEMBER 5.

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY !

September 24, 2009

WELCOME! Pres. LORRAINE presides, and ALICE CAREY will present her own (FIRST!) Program, to tell us the circuitous route she has taken -- personally and professionally -- to get from rural Earlville to rural McNabb! Welcome all, to Granville Rotary!

THE STORY OF THREE GIFTS

JIM CAREY presented his own Program last week, reflecting on his past and present by sharing with us the significance of three special gifts that have helped shape his life over the years. The first gift, he said, was a voltmeter used for measuring electricity, which his learned father gave him in his youth in West Virginia, to spark a curiosity that has served him well -- becoming an electrical engineer with a fascinating professional career, and meeting his wife Alice along life�s path when they were both working for GE. The second gift, he said, was his Grandfather�s gift of confiding in him as a young boy, allowing him access to his safe containing stocks & bonds that developed a fascination with the marketplace and a healthy appreciation for conservative investments. The third gift, he said, is the cowboy hat Alice gave him, with the honor of doing chores that often include holding one end of a scoop shovel, between horseback riding & Jim�s post-retirement part-time work selling real estate through Gonet Realty. Jim offers this advice from his own experience: Think about the next gift you receive � it may change your life!

Thanks for the gift of a great Program, JIM!

Next Week: BOARD MEETING 7AM TUESDAY 9/29 AT COAL MINERS IN MARK; CLUB ASSEMBLY OCTOBER 1 - HERE!

Then and thereafter.... DARLENE COFOID hosts on October 8; BOB COFOID hosts on October 15; CODY GRANDADAM will host APRIL CASEY on our October 22 GUEST NIGHT; PCCD�s looking for spooky help on Saturday, October 24, and MATT HOSTETTER gets to host our Program on October 29!

BUSY DAY THIS SATURDAY!

COW PIE BINGO this Saturday.... Line painters report to Boggios at 9am; Help jeer , veer or steer the cow at 1 pm !

CRUISE NITE - See Lorraine for the Schedule of who's working when.

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September 17, 2009

WELCOME! CLUB PRESIDENT LORRAINE TERANDO presides over tonight�s meeting, and JIM CAREY will present his own (FIRST!) Program, which he says will be a �show and tell� presentation about three gifts that have had an impact on his life and helped him choose a path that still rewards him today! Take it away, Jim!

�GUESS� NIGHT

Our intended speaker last week had a bad break preventing her appearance, and the guest list was down to one, but CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER was ready at the draw, with a back-up TRIVIA CONTEST featuring questions taking pot shots at early western movies, TV classics, and Rotary minutia that stumped us all! Not the evening that was planned, but an enjoyable event of fellowship and fun, finding the �East Siders,� �Veterans,� and �Cow Pies� tied at the top, with the �Stirrups� just 3 questions out of a four-way first place tie. We hope intended guest April Casey is on the mend and can re-schedule her program to another date very soon.

Next Week: Alice Carey has the right to rebut anything said this week, as she presents her first Program ----- See you here !

BEWARE OF FALLING COW PIE!

It�s almost �upon us!� � with just 10 days left to sell all remaining squares on the grid! Pres. Lorraine says take another stack and sell �em ! Line Crew reports at or before 9 am on Saturday, 9/26.... everyone available can help with last minute ticket sales and set-up at noon.... help walk the COW on the grid at 1pm ! Hopefully we�ll have the grand prize & 10 drawing winners decided in time for.....

CRUISE NIGHT !

We�ll be selling water and soda at the Granville Clinic parking lot and at Cofoids� Funeral Home (THANKS, BOB & DARLENE!) � check the time slot(s) you signed up for, and be there! If you have not already signed up, tonight�s the perfect time! INTERACT says they�ll lend a hand, too!

HELP WANTED...

FOR PCCD�s HALLOWEEN NIGHT � Saturday, October 24 � help present a fun but frightening walk along the trails for young enthusiasts... 6 to 10 pm.......come as you are, or in costume!

DICTIONARIES DE LIV ER ED!

LITERACY CHAIR ADRIANE SHORE along with JIM MACK, JAY McCRACKEN, LARRY PRIEST & JEANNE ALLEMAN delivered new dictionaries to every 3rd grade student at PC Elementary on Wednesday, marking the third year of our participation in the national project. Superlaconical job, team!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY !

September 10, 2009

WELCOME! CLUB PRESIDENT LORRAINE TERANDO presides over tonight�s GUEST NIGHT meeting, and BRUNO BUCHHOLZ will have the pleasure of introducing our Guest Speaker, APRIL CASEY!
April is the owner of FOCUS 2 in Granville, offering photography as well as website development services!
WELCOME, ALL ... TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

IN LAST WEEK�S EPISODE....

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY last week offered an opportunity to discuss
(1) membership growth;
(2) our proposed �Youth Development Project� and Rotary grant proposal for 3 automated scoreboards for PC girls� summer baseball diamonds;
(3) our Kids� Literacy - Dictionaries Project -- new dictionaries for this year�s group of PC 3rd graders;
(4) Plans and time-slot sign-up for Cow Pie Bingo (& tickets distributed for sale) and Granville Cruise Night, both happening on Saturday, Sept. 26!;
(5) Discussion of possible assistance to the PC Conservation District�s Fright Night for smaller children, Saturday, Oct. 24 (we�ll check on safety precautions before committing);
(6) Possible assistance of Jerry Kriewald�s Jr. High Wrestling Club project;
(7) Approval of $100 donation toward the VFW / Am. Legion trip to Washington DC, in which our own JENO BONUCCHI will participate!;
(8) INTERACT report, following that morning�s first meeting of the year with over 55 kids in attendance!

NEXT WEEK ďż˝ ALICE CAREY HOSTS OUR PROGRAM !

WHAT�S ROTARY ?

It�s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....celebrating 104 years of service & fellowship.. ...Meeting weekly over dinner to share information and to discover new ways to meet community needs & concerns... ...Sharing fellowship, friendship and professional liaisons... ...Serving vocational goals of excellence and integrity... ...Offering unique opportunities to participate in global projects!
ROTARY......An Opportunity To Serve, To Share, To Participate!

WHO, WHERE, & HOW MUCH?

Granville Rotary serves -- and includes membership from -- Hennepin, Granville, Standard, Mark, McNabb, Magnolia & all points in between! ...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties & no financial commitments beyond semi-annual dues of just $50! ...Membership is by recommendation of any present member. �Rotary offers the privilege of participation with 1,192,292 fellow Rotarians in Rotary�s 32,198 Clubs in 168 countries, world-wide! ...Attendance is a benefit, though no longer a 100% requirement... made easy with opportunities to visit other clubs...in person or on-line! WHY ? To enjoy the opportunity to meet others within our community, who we would not otherwise see, or get to know, in our own busy lives... To put our professional & vocational talents to use serving others... To �give back� to our local communities .......... and to our world !

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THURSDAYS - 6:30 PM - AT MORENO�S ON MAIN IN McNABB! YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT GRANVILLE ROTARY!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY !

September 3, 2009

WELCOME! PRESIDENT LORRAINE presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with plenty on the agenda:
(1) GUEST NITE NEXT WEEK !
(2) COW PIE BINGO TICKETS on sale NOW!
(3) COW PIE & CRUISE NIGHT sign-up for Sept. 26;
(4) BOARD REPORT;
and more !
WELCOME, ALL!!

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING.....

CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER presented her own Program two weeks ago, telling us the challenges of road-testing bad drivers for the Secretary of State, and the many services and resources offered by the SOS and Chauntelle�s office in LaSalle. We also picked up some pointers on new laws and restrictions, and what NOT to do while being examined! Thanks for the great Program, Chauntelle!

AND LAST WEEK�S (IN-DOOR) PICNIC AT THE SHORES included lots of brauts, some great side dishes, and JENO BONUCCHI�s Program, featuring local writer and historian RON BLUEMER. Ron shared many stories of life and times in the Illinois Valley during the Great Depression, and the government programs that sought to re-stimulate people and the economy �many of which are finding their parallel in the current economic recovery effort! For more, pick up Ron�s ninth book, �Buddy can you spare a dime?�

NEXT WEEK: BRING A POTENTIAL MEMBER ďż˝ FREE !

BOARDWORKS

SCOREBOARDS may become a reality for girls� softball diamonds in Granville, McNabb and Magnolia (Hennepin�s will be provided by the school) --- 30� x 16� boards with a sponsor backboard. We�re hoping for donations & a possible Rotary grant.

DICTIONARIES are on order, for all PC 3rd Grade Students, and Spanish-English Dictionaries for all bilingual students, continuing our Club�s commitment to student literacy. The Board voted on 9-1 to donate last year�s over-stock (a different edition) to other classrooms in need, and then through the PC Food Pantry.

PC CONSERVATION DISTRICT is enlisting our help to offer kids a healthy helping of Halloween haunting, on October 24 (rain date is Oct. 30), with opportunities to don masks OR guide kids along the surprise-filled path. More info on this tonight!

VFW / AM. LEGION heads for Washington! In recognition of our own JENO BONUCCHI�s participation, the Board voted to donate $100 to help offset expenses of the journey.

PC WRESTLING � Jerry Kriewald�s request for funding will be considered once we know more about the school�s support if any at the jr. high level.

COMING UP......

THURS., SEPT. 10 ďż˝ Guest Night w/speaker April Casey (Focus2)!

THURS., SEPT 17 ďż˝ ALICE CAREY HOSTS HER FIRST!

THURS., SEPT 24 ďż˝ JIM CAREY HOSTS HIS FIRST!

SAT., SEPT 26 ďż˝ Cow Pie Bingo .....& Granville Cruise Night !!

TUES., SEPT. 29 � Board Meeting 7am at Coal Miner�s in Mark!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY !

August 20, 2009

WELCOME! PRESIDENT LORRAINE presides over tonight�s meeting, and CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER has the honor of the Program! We�re ALL in the driver�s seat for this one, as we learn what all we DIDN�T know about driving -- and about Chauntelle�s work with the Secretary Of State�s Office !!

OUR PROGRAM LAST WEEK

Rotary Short Term International Exchange Students SARAH HOLDCRAFT of LaSalle, USA and PAULINE NYSSEN of Verviers, BELGIUM were hosted by Scott Shore last week, sharing with us the experience of spending their summer together, half in Belgium and half in LaSalle ! As Pauline said (paraphrasing Sir Isaac Newton), �People build too many walls and not enough bridges.� It�s good to see a Program that is definitely building bridges, of friendship & globe-wide understanding. WE WERE ALSO HAPPY to host, as a Club, two representatives of the INTERACT CLUB. Kelsey Casolari and Dominic Passini seemed anxious to get the word back to their Club that the STYE Program is available to all!

50-50 WINNERS!

CONGRATS to Jeanne Alleman, Angelina Strum (Cofoidsďż˝ granddaughter!), Sean Brannon, Roelif Loveland of Peru Rotary, and Jacob Maurer (Priestsďż˝ grandson!). And the next winner is......

IN OTHER MINUTES....

WHAT�S THE SCORE??

Rick Serafini advised that Bobby Cofoid has checked into the scoreboards proposed to be purchased for girlsďż˝ softball diamonds in Granville, McNabb and Magnolia, going straight to the source, in Willowbrook! The proposed boards are 30ďż˝ x 16ďż˝, battery-driven, 14 lbs & easily stored between games! We hope to secure a Rotary District Simplified Grant to help cover the cost. Jim Mack will see whether Hennepin might be in need of one, and Tom Simmons will check on an appropriate advertising backdrop for each.

SHELTERBOX USA Makes It Into The BIG TIME!

Our cards and letters to the Larry King Show hit their mark, sparking his interest and hopefully a news feature on Rotary�s work to end polio!

JUST CHARGE IT !!

Pres. Lorraine explains the benefits of having a ROTARY INT�L credit card... the Club stands to receive $25 per card and Rotary Foundation gets a % of every cardholder�s purchases!

COMING OUR WAY.....

NEXT WEEK � We�ll take the leftover InterAct Picnic bratwurst out of their cryogenetic state for a picnic in Scott & Adriane Shore�s back yard� spouses welcome -- and please bring a dish to pass!!
TUES., SEPT. 1 � Board Meeting 7am at Coal Miner�s in Mark!
THURS., SEPT. 3 � Club Assembly & CHICKEN @ Moreno�s!
THURS., SEPT. 10 ďż˝ Guest Night w/speaker April Casey (Focus2)!
THURS., SEPT 17 ďż˝ ALICE CAREY HOSTS HER FIRST!
THURS., SEPT 24 ďż˝ JIM CAREY HOSTS HIS FIRST!
SAT., SEPT 26 ďż˝ Cow Pie Bingo .....& Granville Cruise Night !!
TUES., SEPT. 29 � Board Meeting 7am at Coal Miner�s in Mark!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY !

August 13, 2009 WELCOME! PRESIDENT LORRAINE presides over tonight�s menu of chicken and Rotary affairs of state, with the ADDED bonus of tonight�s Program, to be presented by Rotary Short Term International Exchange Students SARAH HOLDCRAFT of LaSalle, USA and PAULINE NYSSEN of Verviers, BELGIUM! The two are spending the summer together, half with each of their families, and will tell us about the program and their own experiences. WELCOME TO ROTARY, SARAH AND PAULINE !!

.... AND INTERACT IS IN THE HOUSE!

We also welcome PCHS INTERACT representatives, Juniors KELSEY CASOLARI and DOMINIC PASSINI, who are invited to learn more about Rotary Youth Exchange opportunities for the benefit of all Interact members ďż˝ WELCOME, KELSEY & DOMINIC!

THE GOV WAS HERE!

ROTARY DISTRICT GOV. ELISE CADIGAN made her official visit 2 weeks ago, joined by Assistant Gov. CAROL BOOTH, to share the goals and aspirations of our 49 Clubs in the District and over 32,000 Clubs worldwide! This year�s emphasis: Finish off polio worldwide; build Rotary�s strength through membership development and retention; support the Foundation; and promote literacy projects & �next generation� leadership potential!

NEWS FROM THE BOARD ROOM

Minutes of the Board meeting of August 3 include the following:
(1) Final prep for our soda and water concession at GRANVILLE CRUISE NIGHT (now postponed to Friday, Sept. 26);
(2) Sean Brannon�s written membership resignation accepted with regret � Sean says working out of town, family and evening classes have devoured his time.
(3) Dues are paid to RI and District ďż˝ second billing has been sent to those still to pay.
(4) Kim Kettman is appointed to have our COW PIE BINGO tickets printed for sale ASAP;
(5) Lorraine, Adriane, Scott, Tom and Larry will be (were!) our Club�s reps at a District Workshop focused on Membership, Literacy and Foundation support on Aug. 6 at Deer Valley (thus the reason we had no regular meeting last week);
(6) Board consensus supports seeking a District Simplified Grant of $1000 toward the girlsďż˝ baseball program to install scoreboards in Granville, McNabb and Magnolia;
(7) Membership Drive mapped out, with a number of potential members noted, plans made, with a MEMBERSHIP NIGHT (free meals for potential members!) on September 10 � Program to feature APRIL CASEY, owner of the new �Focus 2� Photo & Web Design studio in Granville! IT IS UP TO EACH OF US TO SUGGEST & INVITE NEW POTENTIAL MEMBERS!

WHAT�S AHEAD:

CHAUNTELLE will host our Program next week;
JENO hosts on Aug. 27;
Board will meet at 7am at Coal Miners in Mark on Tues., Sept. 1,
Club Assembly & the proverbial $10 chicken follows on Sept. 3;
BRUNO hosts our MEMBERSHIP DRIVE on Sept. 10;
ALICE hosts (or presents) on Sept. 17 &
JIM follows on Sept. 24!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY GOVERNOR�S NITE!

July 30, 2009

WELCOME! PRESIDENT LORRAINE presides, with the privilege of hosting DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELISE CADIGAN as our very special guest tonight! The Gov is making her rounds throughout District 6420 to bring us all together, sharing the goals and aspirations of our 49 Clubs in the District and over 32,000 Clubs worldwide!

WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, GOV!

WHO�S YOUR GOVERNOR NOW?!

Gov. Elise has been a member of Rockford Rotary since 1988 with perfect attendance since serving as Rockford�s first Club President of her gender at the turn of the millennium, also serving as past Assistant Governor, District Trainer, Short Term Youth Exchange Chairperson, promoter of Rockford College�s Rotaract Club and Rockford�s �Rotary Academy,� as a participant in Rotary Missions abroad and a number of Club and District Committees closer to home � all in addition to numerous other civic endeavors!! Our Gov is a Clinical Social Worker with an undergraduate degree from Washburn University in Topeka and an MSW earned at the University of Kansas. Elise, her husband Glenn, and their son Andrew are all Paul Harris Fellows.... all of which is now enriched by her journey to the far reaches of Putnam County !!!

OF RECENT PAST.....

DARRELL ALLEMAN hosted our Program two weeks ago, featuring PCHS Junior AMANDA KAAD one of two students we recently sponsored to attend Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp in Oregon, Illinois. Amanda thanked our Club for sponsoring her, describing the weekend as an �awesome� experience including team and leadership exercises, opportunities to meet Rotary Exchange Students from other countries, & a lot of just plain fun!

INTERACT-IVE PICNIC

OUR INTERACT PICNIC last week was a BIG success, with plenty of kids, plenty of great food, and plenty of interest in this year�s re-launch of the PCHS INTERACT CLUB! Students were encouraged to PARTICIPATE and to look beyond home for learning opportunities, by our Guest Speaker, LORI TERANDO, Lorraine�s niece and a former Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar in Belgium. Now a Prof. & Dep�t Head at U of Wisconsin � Milwaukee, Lori is a highly skilled translator -- occasionally called upon to work for the United Nations! Thanks, Lorraine!

WELCOME, JIM & ALICE !!

JIM & ALICE CAREY joined our ranks two weeks ago, proposed for membership by President Lorraine Terando and installed by the inimitable BRUNO BUCHHOLZ! Jim is a retired engineer now selling real estate & serving on the PC Conservation Board, and Alice is a consulting engineer!
WELCOME, JIM & ALICE !

COMING UP: Board Meeting next Tuesday, August 3, 7am....
No Meeting NEXT Thursday(Board attending Dist. Meeting)....
GRANVILLE CRUISE NITE NEXT FRIDAY 8/7!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 17, 2009

WELCOME! PRESIDENT LORRAINE presides (with experience!) and DARRELL ALLEMAN hosts tonight�s Program, featuring PCHS Juniors AMANDA KAAD & TREY SCHORN, who we recently sponsored to attend RYLA -- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp -- in Oregon, Illinois! Our �Rylarians� can tell us what the program is all about, and what they might have gained from the experience! WELCOME, AMANDA & TREY !!

HINDSIGHT

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY on July 2 netted the following action:
(1) LITTLE LEAGUE ďż˝ Our Rotary Team lost out on our Hot Dogs In The Park Project this year but will instead receive $150 as requested to attend a Peoria Chiefs Game!
(2) Bob Cofoid reported on his research into an electronic scoreboard for the girlsďż˝ diamond in Granville... one business will donate $1500 toward the estimated project cost of $1900 (other costs??) It was recalled that we also hope to provide similar boards for McNabb and Magnolia diamonds, but will need to seek other sponsors and confirm availability of electricity. Committee to further report, hoping project will be done by Fall, ready for summer 2010.
(3) Treasurer Chauntelle gave a report as to the state of the estate.
(4) Plans made for INTERACT picnic 7/23, Governor�s Night 7/30, Cruise Night 8/7.
(5) Bruno Buchholz retires as solo Chaplain, receiving Club thanks, and Ron McNeill is appointed to assist as needed.
(6) 50-50 update, and
(7) Pres. Lorraine says it needs to be each member�s goal to share Rotary with a new member (or to carry a brick until the goal is met!?)

TWO NEW MEMBERS TONIGHT !!

JIM & ALICE CAREY join our ranks tonight, proposed for membership by President Lorraine Terando! Jim is a retired engineer now selling real estate & serving on the PC Conservation Board, and Alice is a consulting engineer!

WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, JIM & ALICE!

LONG LIVE THE QUEEN !

.... Queen Alaine, in this case! DARRELL ALLEMAN hosted 2008-2009 MP Fair Queen Alaine Noll and mom Lois of RR Toluca, to tell us what it�s like to be Queen for a year... and what�s up for this year�s Fair! Alaine is a nursing student at IVCC, next heading for a BS in nursing at OSF and possibly a career as a nurse practitioner.

ASSISTANT DISTRICT GOV STOPS IN!

Carol Booth of Henry Rotary, our new AG, visited last week to tell us what�s happening in and about the District and some themes we might hear when DISTRICT GOV ELISE CADIGAN arrives on July 30!

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS: Congrats and $50 to Barb Sabotta, Toni Lawly, Cathy Oliveri, and Jeanne Alleman! PS: Money�s due for any unsold 50-50�s for the new Rotary year�s Raffle drawings.

NEXT WEEK....

INTERACT PICNIC 6 pm, Holly Shelter at Hopkins Park in Granville.... bring a dish to pass (or chips if you�re not that culinary) � and help get the word out to anyone with high school age youth! Our speaker will be Dr. Lori Terando Viviano, former Rotary Scholar, now a Languages prof at U of Milwaukee --- & a UN Interpreter !!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 2, 2009

WELCOME! PRESIDENT LORRAINE takes charge of the gavel tonight, presiding over the year�s first CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda: Membership, 50-50�s, Board Report, Interact Picnic, Governor�s Visit, Cruise Nite & MORE!

INSTALLATION NITE HIGHLIGHTS

We had a great turn-out and a great evening at SAMMS last week, featuring Rick Serafini�s presentation of the community SERVICE ABOVE SELF award to Cheryl Mennie and family, honoring the memory of Hubie Mennie and the dedication of the entire family to vocational excellence and community service; Scott Shore�s presentation of the student SERVICE ABOVE SELF award to Becky Nielsen, Charter President of our PCHS Interact Club; presentation of a decorative frame, AFTERGLOW pics and thanks to Danielle Stoddard; honoring of Past-President Rick with a past-pres. pin, Rotary Year Scrapbook, and engraved clock / plaque; PERFECT ATTENDANCE PINS to 14 members including 42-year perfect attenders BRUNO BUCHHOLZ AND JENO BONUCCHI, installation of the new Board and Officers by Club Chaplain Bruno Buchholz, and acceptance of the gavel by PRESIDENT LORRAINE TERANDO! The evening also provided an appropriate opportunity to reflect back on a fantastic year of �MAKING DREAMS REAL,� and the opportunities before us for a great year ahead.......THE FUTURE OF ROTARY IS IN OUR HANDS!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

TWO NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED !!

President Lorraine Terando proposes JIM & ALICE CAREY for membership! Jim is a retired engineer now selling real estate, and Alice is a consulting engineer! The Couple live on the McNabb Blacktop, on the bluff approaching Rte 26. The Board accepted the proposal, which now goes to the Club for comment within 7 days, after which the proposed members may be installed (next week)!

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS: Mike Walker & Charlie Allen! We have 3 drawings left, in time for the NEW YEAR of 50-50 winners! Any unsold 50-50�s can still be turned in tonight to be re-DISTRIBUTED & SOLD, or the keeper gets to pay for them!!

NEW BOARD NEWS !

The NEW Board met Tuesday, addressing the following items: (1) SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD donations: $100 to PC Food Pantry, one of Cheryl�s closest interests, in Hubie�s memory; $50 to PCHS Interact Club in honor of Becky Nielsen; (2) We�ll help Rotary convince LARRY KING to devote attention to the cause of SHELTERBOX, USA! (3) INTERACT Picnic Thursday, July 23 in Granville � Bring a Spouse AND a Dish to Pass! Lorraine�s niece (former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, from Milwaukee) will speak (briefly) about �seizing opportunity.� (4) GOVERNOR�S NITE � July 30 � we�ll want to boast of 100% attendance!!! (5) Granville Cruise Night (Friday, Aug. 7) �voted to retain our soda / water concession with two locations; (6) PC Wrestling donation - action tabled for Club discussion.

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PROGRAMS: Brad 7/9; Darrell 7/16; Picnic 7/23; Gov Nite 7/30!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY

INSTALLATION NITE �09!

JUNE 25, 2009

�AND WELCOME TO SAMMS! President RICK SERAFINI presides over the FIRST portion of tonight�s celebration of a GREAT year of service and fellowship, and gets to hand the gavel over to OUR NEW PRESIDENT LORRAINE TERANDO with the privilege of launching our NEW Rotary year! We offer thanks to Rick, and to all who contributed to an extraordinary year!

AND we pledge to make the coming year ANOTHER great year of service and fellowship, with our 2009-2010 NEW BOARD: Lorraine Terando, President
Adriane Shore, Vice. Pres.
Jay McCracken, Board Member
Darrell Alleman, Board Member
Rick Serafini, Board Member
Matt Hostetter, Board Member
Tom Simmons, Board Member
Jim Mack, Board Member

PARTICIPATION IS THE KEY! We recognize 14 Rotarians tonight, for PERFECT ATTENDANCE this past Rotary year -- including Charter Year Members BRUNO BUCHHOLZ and JENO BONUCCHI -- with 42 yearsďż˝ Perfect Attendance!

SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARDS

This year�s COMMUNITY SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD honors the memory and lifetime achievement of Hubert J. �Hubie� Mennie, whose commitment to family and community, business acumen, and drive to excel throughout his life, gave inspiration to all who knew him. Against the odds and pursuing a dream, Hubie, Cheryl and family have put in the hard work of a lifetime to create the business that stands today on the foundation of determination, commitment, and well-deserved pride in the ideal vocational excellence. We honor his memory, and the legacy of his SERVICE ABOVE SELF that continues in the commitment and dedication of the Mennie family to business integrity and community service. Hubie�s legacy will continue to inspire us all.

AND CONGRATULATIONS TO BECKY NIELSEN, OUR STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF RECIPIENT

� recognizing Becky�s student leadership & SERVICE ABOVE SELF as Charter President of the PCHS INTERACT CLUB! With the guidance of Granville Rotary as Club Sponsor, Becky helped promote and organize the new service-based School Club! Taking on projects even before the Club was officially chartered, Interact�s 58 Charter Year Members have participated in numerous school & community service events, proving SERVICE WORKS!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 4, 2009

WELCOME! PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY with summer-time projects in the works!

PAST - TENSE

ADRIANE SHORE�s Program on May 14 brought good news of working solutions to local tobacco, drug & alcohol abuse, internet dangers and more. Guests DAWN CONERTON & TERRY MADSEN told us about their collaborative efforts on behalf of the Putnam-Bureau Health Department and Marshall Putnam Extension Council, offering awareness and educational programs for ALL ages, and bringing together local leaders, businessmen, health care professionals, law enforcement officers and community members to address these issues. As a Putnam County native, Dawn says she will continue to make sure that PC is included in all initiatives. Some preventive educational efforts even start as early as Kindergarten. We can be proud to hear that our INTERACT CLUB is helping out with one major assault on underage alcohol consumption, with the �STICKER-SHOCK� Program, joining local merchants in warning against sales or delivery to minors. THANKS, ADRIANE, for hosting an eye-opening Program!

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS: Yona Lunken, Eleanor Cavalinni, PC Achievement (THANKS KIM!), Michelle Viscone, Margaret Bonucchi, and Pat Kelly ! NEW 50-50�s WILL BE DISTRIBUTED FOR SALE TONIGHT � FIRST DRAWING WILL BE JULY 2 !

BOARD NEWS !

The Board met this Tuesday, addressing the following items: (1) American Cancer Relay for Life �voted to donate $50 toward a local team � of Club members, othwerise to support Cathy Oliveri�s �We B UCC� Team. (2) Granville Cruise Night (prob. around Aug. 1) �voted to retain our soda / water concession; first organizational meeting is June 17, 7pm. (3) Brad Acuncius asks the Board to reinstate �America� into the Club�s invocation tradition, out of respect for our country and those who serve(d) in uniform. The Board voted to try again � but with the aid of a sound track. (4) SERVICE ABOVE SELF � President Rick announced his pick, honoring the Mennie family for Hubie�s accomplishments and the family�s community support, increasing the donation in honor of the recipient from $50 to $100, Club to cover the cost of meals for Cheryl, four children and their spouses if able to join us on June 25. (5) Voted to honor the Interact Club�s charter president, Becky Nielsen, with a �Student Service Above Self� Award, including a gift of $50 to Interact, Club to cover the cost of meals of Becky and her parents if they are able to join us on June 25.

COMING UP.....

NEXT WEEK ďż˝ Peru Rotary TRIVIA NIGHT ďż˝ 6pm at Knights of Columbus on Gooding in LaSalle, $10 dinner. See TOM! JUNE 18 ďż˝ Possible I & M Canal excursion ďż˝ times / prices coming tonight - depends on whether we can meet the minimum. JUNE 25 ďż˝ INSTALLATION NIGHT @ SAMMS IN HENNEPIN! 6pm Social, 6:30 dinner ďż˝ BRING GUESTS!!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 14, 2009

WELCOME! PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s meeting, and ADRIANE SHORE has the pleasure of hosting special guests, DAWN CONERTON & TERRY MADSEN, here to tell us about their collaborative efforts on behalf of kids, teens, and our communities ! Terry holds a Bachelor�s in communications, a masters in Social Justice, a Law Degree, and a passion for service as a lawyer, past judge, and now Unit Educator in Youth Development for US, through the Marshall-Putnam Extension Office! Dawn has a Bachelor�s in history and political science and four years� invaluable experience as a Certified Health Educator with the Health Department, for Putnam and Bureau Counties! Dawn, by the way, grew up as Dawn Tonozzi, now married and living with husband Pat and their two boys, Shawn and Matt, near Magnolia!

LAST WEEK�S CLUB ASSEMBLY...... ...included its share of TRIVIA, and discussion of AFTERGLOW success (though about $600 in the hole), as well as RYLA & Scholarship reports. The Club also discussed the prospect of a Club name-change to Putnam County Rotary, with some concerns raised that we might be expected to serve Putnam and Lake Thunderbird. Our territory, however, would remain the same as now, covering only this side of the river. Issue tabled for further deep thought! 50-50 Raffle tickets coming..... And plans are set for our annual Installation Night Ceremonies & SERVICE ABOVE SELF presentation, June 25 at SAMMS in Hennepin � BRING GUESTS!

OUR CLUB OFFERS CONDOLENCES...

To Lonna Nauman and family, on the loss of Lonna�s newborn granddaughter, daughter of John and Michelle Nauman of Lincoln.

and to

The Family of Rotarian James McNabb Bumgarner ďż˝ Those of us available will meet at Helmer-Shields tomorrow evening at 6:30 to attend the visitation. A celebration of his life is scheduled for 10:30 am Saturday at Friendsďż˝ Meeting House southeast of McNabb.

PROGRAMS IN THE HOPPER....

NEXT WEEK � May 21 � Tom Simmons Hosts! May 28 is still in limbo, as we vote tonight whether or where to meet, as it�s a slignt conflict with Jr. High Graduation, for some. If there�s a meeting, Lorraine Terando hosts that night�s Program. The BOARD meets on June 2 and the CLUB meets for our Club Assembly (Chicken deal - $10 dinner cost) on June 4. IF Reed and Brad Acuncius switch their dates, Brad will present on June 11, and Reed hopes to �take us all for a ride� aboard the canal boat in LaSalle on June 18 (dinner and ticket price forthcoming). And the following week, June 25 we�re celebrating at SAMMS in Hennepin !

TRUE �INTER-ACTION!�

THE PCHS INTERACT CLUB met yesterday, electing their new officers for 2009-2010: Stevie Croisant as President, Kevin Alleman (Darrell�s grandson!!) as Vice-President, Christine Mattern as Secretary, Alonzo Khouaja elected to a second term as Treasurer, Jessica Baker as Reporter, and Past-President Becky Nielsen as ex officio member of the new board! Congrats to all !!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 7, 2009

WELCOME! PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY with many good items on the agenda, including: (1) Past Project Reports � BloodMobile, AFTERGLOW, RYLA & Scholarships; (2) Upcoming Programs and Projects; (3) possible Club name upgrade? (4) A change of tune.... (5) Membership Development ahead!

RECENT PROJECTS IN REVIEW....

OUR GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD DRIVE was a BIG draw, with 49 donors including 4 first-timers (go Lonna!!) ďż˝ and 24 PCHS students after our INTERACT Club sprang into action recruiting student donors! In all, 41 units were successfully accepted. INTERACT also helped throughout the drive, taking over the greeting table and providing escorts throughout the day. Congrats and thanks to ALL!

THE AFTERGLOW hit a high-mark this year, enjoyed by all ďż˝ and there were a LOT !! 120 kids had signed up, of which 118 arrived plus another 15 who had not reserved. We counted 128 present early in the festivities. Some 50 stayed for the auction. It was a LOT of work, too, but well worth the reward of hearing that everyone stayed safe and sound on Prom night. We hope donations are still coming our way, to make ends meet. Our HUGE thanks to all who helped, including Rotarians, non-Rotarians, and Rotary alumnus / Afterglow Chair, DANIELLE STODDARD ! Again the INTERACT Club came to our aid, with 4 underclassmen helping prep, that Saturday aft.

CELEBRATING LAW DAY WITH ABE

SCOTT SHORE hosted last week�s Program, taking the show on the road to Ray�s Place for dinner, followed by a mock trial performed by our very own members and guests! The case of Dwight Knight (Fly-By-Knight Travel) vs. Link Conn hinged on whether the jury would believe that Link had truly become Abe Lincoln under the trance of hypno-historian Harry Headley, or was only faking it to avoid liability for the airfare to Siberia he had improvidently booked for himself and four Rotarians. The jury didn�t buy it, and Link will have to pay up !!

BOARD REVIEW

The Board met on Tuesday, taking up the following items: (1) print 50-50 Raffle tickets-- Lorraine to Distribute, Lonna to collect. (2) Matt will check Cow Pie Bingo date at Boggios; (3) Darrell will check on a date for our �Hot Dogs in the Park� Little League Team dinner. (4) New era for meeting and singing.... We will discontinue �America� as part of our opening, but the President reserves the right to call on 3 members at random for an after-dinner song, for kicks! (5) Lorraine will be working on �09-�10 committee assignments � �state your preferences, or forever hold your peace!� (6) Scholarships approved as given: RYLA $150 each to PCHS Soph�s Trey Schorn and Amanda Kaad; Senior Scholarships to Co-op Student Award ($100 voucher) to Brandon Keller and recognition of employer, Keller Farms; Bill Klein Memorial Scholarship ($250 voucher) to Ariel Schwarting; and Knute Hammel Memorial ($500 cash) Award to Kelsi Ryan! Scott Shore presented the Senior Awards on May 4. (7) Our new Dist. Gov. asks that we consider changing our Club name to better fit our territory, as Putnam County Rotary -----Tabled for discussion.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 2, 2009

WELCOME! PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY with BloodMobile and AFTERGLOW prep to sharing top billing � with guest, DANIELLE STODDARD!

RECENT PROGRAM ....

BRAD POPURELLA hosted our March 12 Program, featuring his wife, Kristina, who told us about her background in civil engineering, and her move into the structural engineering with CMC Joist & Deck Co. in Peru, where she designs BIG roof and deck projects, and sets the specs for in-house production of the decking systems. Krissy described the challenges facing the industry, including newer methods to provide greater product strength, and broader span capabilities. THANKS, BRAD!

& ON THE BUSINESS END.... We used March 26 for a project update, voted to NOT have a meeting on April 9 (Holy Thursday), & discussed some great ideas for membership growth & retention.

THEN, AT THE BOARD MEETING of March 31, the Board voted to send bulletins by email to those we can, to encourage members to bring guests with a free meal to both host and guest on their first visit, and to reduce the meal cost to $10 ($9 for chef�s salad) on the first of every month, coinciding with our Club Assembly nights. For Afterglow, $1400 is budgeted for high-end gifts, and we will advise PCHS that we will again offer the Knute Hammel, Bill Klein, and Work-School Co-op scholarships, along with sponsorship of 2 sophs to our Rotary Youth Leadership AwardsCamp on May 1-3 in Oregon.

WELCOME, TONY PHELPS !

ANTHONY �TONY� PHELPS was installed as a member on March 12 by Club Chaplain BRUNO BUCHHOLZ and Proposer/Secretary SCOTT SHORE.........WELCOME, TONY!!!

AG NIGHT - �GROWING� SUCCESS!

OUR ANNUAL AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT held March 19 at McNabb Community Building was a hit with all who attended, featuring Brian Richard, manager of Russ Brothers Grain Company in Toluca, on the topic of marketing and exporting of local corn. The Elevator teamed up with BNSF Railway to create the �Greenfield Facility,� one of 7 such rail shipping operations in Illinois, marketing local corn to Southwestern US and Mexico, 440,000 bushels at a time! BIG THANKS TO DARRELL ALLEMAN & BRAD ACUNCIUS for co-chairing the event !!!

COMING OUR WAY ....

April 9 ďż˝ NO MEETING (Holy Thursday);
April 10 -- Good Friday Bloodmobile at PCHS Gym!
Set-up at 7:30 am, food servers 8-10:30 & 10:30�1 pm, tear-down at 1 pm;
April 16 ďż˝ RICK SERAFINI hosts !
April 23 ďż˝ AFTERGLOW SET-UP in lieu of a Program
Sat. April 25 ďż˝ AFTERGLOW!! -- final decorating and balloons 2pm, Rotarians in place by 10pm (wear white shirt, black pants)!
April 30 ďż˝ SCOTT SHORE hosts with dinner at RAYS PLACE and a LAW DAY EVE mock trial program at the PC Courthouse!!!

50-50 NEWS: Congrats to Scott Mennie, Laura Willoughby.... and to JEANNE ALLEMAN �AGAIN!!! �twice in March!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY

AGRI-BUSINESS NITE !

March 19, 2009

Welcome to GRANVILLE ROTARY AGRI-BUSINESS NITE!

Club President RICK SERAFINI presides over our meeting, while DARRELL ALLEMAN & BRAD ACUNCIUS have the honor of chairing this year�s event. Tonight�s Program Speaker will be BRIAN RICHARD, manager of Ruff Brothers Grain Co. in Toluca. Their operation also includes facilities in Long Point, Spires, Rutland and Woodford, and the question, �what to do with all that corn ready for market!� Our guest will explain the marketing and transportation means employed by Ruff Brothers to move and market grain profitably -- even in hard times!

HONORING NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK

AGRI-BUSINESS NITE is sponsored annually by ROTARY in celebration of NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK, honoring all who contribute to provide safe, abundant and affordable ag products, a strong workforce and sustainable economy, new sources of renewable energy, and ultimately, food for all people of our planet -
We honor and offer continuing thanks to all tonight!!

WHAT�S ROTARY ?

It�s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....celebrating 104 years of service & fellowship.. ...Meeting weekly over dinner to share information and to discover new ways to meet community needs & concerns... ...Sharing fellowship, friendship and professional liaisons... ...Serving vocational goals of excellence and integrity... ...Offering unique opportunities to participate in global projects!

ROTARY......An Opportunity To Serve, To Share, To Participate!

WHO, WHERE, & HOW MUCH?

Granville Rotary serves -- and includes membership from -- Granville, Standard, Mark, McNabb, Magnolia & all points in between! ...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties & no financial commitments beyond semi-annual dues of just $50! ...Membership is by recommendation of any present member. �Rotary offers the privilege of participation with 1,192,292 fellow Rotarians in Rotary�s 32,198 Clubs in 168 countries, world-wide! ...Attendance is a benefit, though no longer a 100% requirement... made easy with opportunities to visit other clubs...in person or on-line! WHY ? To enjoy the opportunity to meet others within our community, who we would not otherwise see, or get to know, in our own busy lives... To put our professional & vocational talents to use serving others... To �give back� to our local communities .......... and to our world !

THURSDAYS - 6:30 PM - AT MORENO�S ON MAIN IN McNABB! YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT GRANVILLE ROTARY!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

March 12, 2009

International Literacy Month

WELCOME! PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s meeting, and BRAD POPURELLA hosts our Program, featuring ...HIS WIFE, KRISTINA! Krissy will tell us about her work in computer-aided drafting (CADD), and the types of products she has worked with in the past. WELCOME, KRISTINA !

Two Brief Weeks Ago....

PCHS INTERACT CLUB Board Members on hand two weeks ago included President BECKY NIELSEN, VP MIA SERAFINI, SEC�Y LAURA WILSON, Treas. ALONZO KHOUAJA, and Reporter STEVIE CROISANT, along with Faculty Advisor, JIMMY CARBONI. Though still feeling their charter year growing pains, the Club has done much and we can be proud of their efforts -- and results !

And DARLENE NORRIS�s Program guest that evening, Sycamore Rotarian BRIAN ADAMS, brought us a very graphic realization of the need for SHELTER BOX, a project that has been adopted by Rotarians to provide basic survival shelter, cooking utensils, school materials for children, tools and more, in the wake of any natural or man-made disaster. Thanks, Darlene!

WELCOME, TONY PHELPS !

ANTHONY �TONY� PHELPS of McNabb will be installed as a member tonight ! Tony is a graduate of PCHS (2001), Indiana-Bloomington (2005) and Indiana School of Law � Indianapolis (2008), now practicing law with Attorney Walter Zukowsky in Peru! Tony�s family includes parents Bob & Joani Phelps of McNabb, and fianc�e Jillian Loebach, originally of Hennepin and now an Optometrist in Rockford! WELCOME, TONY!!!

AG NIGHT NEXT WEEK !

March 19 at McNabb Community Building ďż˝ $12 each -- line up a guest or please sponsor an FFA student to attend! Guest speaker will be Brian Richard, manager of Russ Brothers Grain Company in Toluca, on the topic of marketing and exporting of local corn!!

SEEING INTO THE FUTURE....

March 26 ďż˝ Larry Priest hosts;
Tues., March 31 ďż˝ 7am Board Meeting!
April 2 ďż˝ Club Assembly;
April 9 ďż˝ Dinner ONLY (Holy Thursday);
April 10 -- Good Friday Bloodmobile at PCHS Gym!
Set-up at 7:30 am, food servers 8-10:30 & 10:30�1 pm, tear-down at 1 pm;
April 16 ďż˝ RICK SERAFINI hosts !
April 23 ďż˝ AFTERGLOW SET-UP in lieu of a Program
Sat. April 25 ďż˝ AFTERGLOW!! -- final decorating and balloons 2pm, Rotarians in place by 10pm (wear white shirt, black pants)!

50-50 NEWS: Congrats to $50 winner JEANNE ALLEMAN !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

February 26, 2009

Rotary World Understanding Month!

WELCOME! PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s meeting, and DARLENE NORRIS hosts our Program, featuring BRIAN ADAMS, our Rotary District�s �point person� on SHELTER BOX USA � an international service project providing six months� emergency supplies to victims of disasters around the world. Brian is President-Elect of the Sycamore Rotary Club, where he has been a member since 2001. He is also a member of the District Literacy and District Public Relations Committees, and in his SPARE time, is the News Director for WDKB-FM in DeKalb.

WELCOME, BRIAN TO GRANVILLE ROTARY !!

... & WELCOME, INTERACT!

We are happy to have with us tonight the CHARTER YEAR BOARD of PCHS INTERACT CLUB -- sponsored by Granville Rotary! Board Members include President BECKY NIELSEN, VP MIA SERAFINI, SEC�Y LAURA WILSON, Treas. ALONZO KHOUAJA, and Reporter STEVIE CROISANT, along with Faculty Advisor, JIMMY CARBONI ! We also welcome some of our Interact PARENTS � WELCOME!

NEXT WEEK:

BOARD MEETS TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 3!
CLUB ASSEMBLY follows, on MARCH 5 ďż˝ BE HERE !!!

LOOKINďż˝ UPSTREAM....

MERLE NORRIS�s Program guest last week, Oglesby Mayor TONY TORRES, shared a yarn or two about his recent fishing expedition in Alaska, putting in a full day between 4 am sunrise and 11 pm sunset, catching, cleaning and cooking plenty of salmon! Thanks for hosting the Program, Merle !!

.... AND AROUND THE BEND!

Ag Nite --March 19 at McNabb Community Building � line up a guest interested in agriculture, or money, or both! If you don�t have a guest lined up, please sponsor an FFA student to attend!

Good Friday Bloodmobile -- April 10 at the PCHS Gymnasium! Save up your blood and / or your strength to either donate or help set-up, serve food, and tear down �the set� that day!

Rotary Post-Prom Afterglow --April 25 at the McNabb Community Building ďż˝ final decorating that afternoon!

NEW MEMBER TO BE PROPOSED!

ANTHONY �TONY� PHELPS of McNabb will be proposed for membership tonight by SCOTT SHORE! Tony is a 2001 PCHS Graduate, returning home with a law degree and a place to use it, teamed up with Attorney WALTER ZUKOWSKI in Peru! The Board will take the matter up this Tuesday, reporting Thursday, and if all goes as planned we get to install TONY on MARCH 12!

50-50 NEWS: Congrats to $50 winner TOM SIMMONS !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

February 19, 2009

Rotary World Understanding Month!

WELCOME! PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s meeting, and MERLE NORRIS hosts our Program, featuring TONY TORRES � Oglesby Mayor and avid fish-chaser! We hope to hear the tale of tales of fishing expeditions tonight!

WELCOME, ALL, TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

CLUB ASSEMBLY NOTES

Our monthly CLUB ASSEMBLY netted lots of progress two weeks ago, as we began preparation for Ag Nite (March 19), Good Friday Bloodmobile (April 10), our next 50-50 Raffle, Afterglow (April 25), &Scholarships..... and reviewed the results of our Club�s Board elections for 2009-2010: (then-to-be-President) LORRAINE TERANDO, (then-to-be Past President) RICK SERAFINI, DARRELL ALLEMAN, MATT HOSTETTER, JIM MACK, JAY McCRACKEN, ADRIANE SHORE and TOM SIMMONS! The Board-Elect then met to select a VP, with ADRIANE SHORE taking the honors � to serve as VP in 2009-2010, moving into the Presidency on July 1, 2010 !

BEST WISHES [& THANKS!] TO THE NEW BOARD & VP!

50-50 NEWS:

Congrats to $50 winners Ivette Planel & Marie Mack!

WHERE EAGLES DARE....

LONNA NAUMAN presented a fitting tribute to ABE LINCOLN on the occasion of his 200th birthday last Thursday, and ALSO hosted & introduced TOM DAVIS of Henry as our Program -- with some fine photos, fascinating facts, and poignant pointers about BALD EAGLES! Now we know, for instance, that the lady of the nest is 25% bigger than the male, they can fly up to 44 mph, have a life expectancy of about 30 years in the wild, and can fast at home for 5 to 6 days when the pickings become slim. Tom also had some suggestions for the best view of the majestic birds along the banks of the Illinois River ďż˝ especially on Bald Eagle Day, this Saturday, Feb 21 in Henry!

Coming Events........

DARLENE NORRIS will host Rotary District Shelter Box Project Spokesman BRIAN ADAMS on February 26, with several guest PCHS INTERACT members (and parents!) expected to join us as well ! The March calendar calls for the Board to meet on March 3, Club Assembly on March 5, BRAD POPURELLA hosts on March 12, our Club will host AG NITE March 19 (bring at least one guest or sponsor an FFA student), & LARRY PRIEST hosts March 26! Please advise your Bulletin Editor of your program plans.

LAST CALL FOR DUES If you haven�t paid, DO ! We are required to send RI their split of the take as of next week, but need your dues to do it!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

February 5, 2009

Rotary World Understanding Month!

WELCOME! PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY with plenty on the agenda.... Board Report; Election Returns; and pre-planning for Ag Nite (March 19), Good Friday Bloodmobile (April 10), our next 50-50 Raffle, Afterglow (April 25), Scholarships..... and any other project ideas that may come to mind!! Welcome to the Granville Rotary Club!!!!

ON TO BILOXI !

Program Host RON McNEILL was joined by KAREN KARCZEWSKI last week to present a program enlightening us, sadly, as to the severe need that still exists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Ron, Karen, Jerry McIntyre and 9 others from the area are in Biloxi this week on a mission trip to help the UCC�s Back Bay Mission help those in need of housing rehab and other assistance. Rotary was proud to provide a $100 donation to the mission trip for these 12 volunteers demonstrating the ultimate in SERVICE ABOVE SELF !

BEST WISHES, JIM BUMGARNER!

Jim continues to recuperate from hip surgery after a fall this past fall, in Florida ďż˝ Our thoughts are with you, JIM!

ELECTION RESULTS

CONGRATULATIONS to the six Rotarians elected last week to serve on the 2009-2010 Rotary Board of Directors with (then-to-be President) Lorraine Terando and (then-to-be Past President) Rick Serafini: DARRELL ALLEMAN, MATT HOSTETTER, JIM MACK, JAY McCRACKEN, ADRIANE SHORE and TOM SIMMONS! This group will meet tonight to select our next VP from within their ranks ďż˝ LONG LIVE THE NEW BOARD !

Coming Events........

LONNA NAUMAN hosts next on LINCOLN�S BIRTHDAY, February 12; MERLE NORRIS hosts the mayor of Oglesby to share the experiences of a recent fishing trip, on February 19 and DARLENE NORRIS will host Rotary District Shelter Box Project Spokesman BRIAN ADAMS on February 26, with several guest PCHS INTERACT members expected to join us as well! The March calendar calls for the Board to meet on March 3, Club Assembly on March 5, BRAD POPURELLA hosts on March 12, our Club will host AG NITE March 19 (bring at least one guest or sponsor an FFA student), & LARRY PRIEST hosts March 26! Please advise your Bulletin Editor of your program plans.

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS

Congrats ... and $50 each ...... to: TOM SIMMONS, SELMA HOLMBECK, TRISTEN FORNES, KIM KETTMAN for the PC Achievement Center, PEG GONET, JESSICA KELLY, CHRIS POWERS, PAM MAYHEW, and TONI SABOTTA!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

January 29, 2009

WELCOME! PRESIDENT RICK is back at the gavel tonight, ready to introduce our Program Host, RON McNEILL, here --with reinforcement -- to tell us about the NEXT UCC-led Mission Trip to Biloxi THIS SATURDAY! It will be the third trip in three years, bringing people-power and hope to Katrina victims, under direction of Back Bay Mission, an outreach of the UCC serving those still very much in need in Biloxi. By the way....the group is very willing to accept donations to support their trip!

SCHOOL TOUR

JAY McCRACKEN�S PROGRAM last week was a learning experience, as he described the process of replacing the tornado-stricken remains of Hopkins Elementary School with the brand new, and very much improved PC PRIMARY SCHOOL near the same building site in Granville! The new building sports about 39,000 square feet with a price tag of some six million dollars. The money is coming in part from the Capital Development Board, in part from the School Board�s settlement with insurance, a grant and the possibility of more to come, from IEMA / FEMA. Jay offered his congrats to those involved in the decision-making process, and to the Putnam County community, for doing what was necessary to build a school in which all can share pride. Upon adjourning from Moreno�s, Jay invited us to tour the new school, still under construction but LOOKING GOOD! And, says Jay, we�re doing it all without financing, intending that the project be fully paid with no outstanding bonds, upon completion !!!

BEST WISHES, TOM SIMMONS ! We hope to see you here tonight..... or very soon!

NEW SCHEDULE

The CURRENT Board will meet on Tuesday morning, February 3;
Club Assembly follows on February 5;
LONNA NAUMAN hosts next on February 12;
DARLENE & MERLE switched, so that MERLE will get to host on February 19 and DARLENE NORRIS will host BRIAN ADAMS on behalf of the Shelter Box Project the following week, February 26!
Please advise your Bulletin Editor of your program plans.

ELECTIONS TONIGHT !

AT LONG LAST.... we vote tonight on SIX new members to serve on the NEW BOARD to take office on July 1, 2009....

AND THE NOMINEES ARE: Darrell Alleman, Bob Cofoid, Matt Hostetter, Jerry Kriewald, Jim Mack, Jay McCracken, Lonna Nauman, Darlene Norris, Merle Norris, Adriane Shore, and Tom Simmons. The New Board will meet immediately following the election to select a VP for the 2009-2010 term, becoming President the following year.

BEST WISHES TO ALL !!

DUES � IF YOU HAVEN�T PAID �EM, PAY �EM NOW! Our operators are standing by to take your call!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

January 22, 2009

WELCOME BACK ! VP LORRAINE presides over our meeting tonight, returning after a cold spell that froze out our meeting plans last Thursday! And JAY McCRACKEN agreed to postpone his program until tonight, presenting an overview (here) AND an inside look (there) at the new PC Elementary School in Granville!

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

The following items were covered when we last met on Jan. 8:
(1) review and approval of Board Minutes of Jan. 6;
(2) Nominations reopened for new Board elections, now including: Darrell Alleman, Bob Cofoid, Matt Hostetter, Jerry Kriewald, Jim Mack, Jay McCracken, Lonna Nauman, Darlene Norris, Merle Norris, Adriane Shore and Tom Simmons ďż˝ elections to be asap!
(3) Tom Simmons requested all POINSETTIA route drivers turn in their delivery lists with any special notes, delivery instructions, etc, to correct for next year�s deliveries. It was also suggested that we put advance notice into the paper twice before the deliveries occur.
(4) Jerry McIntyre called for donations to help support the next Habitat For Humanity mission trip to Biloxi ďż˝ Darrell A. & Jeno B. popped in with an idea,and the Club agreed to pitch in $100 !

BEST WISHES, TOM SIMMONS !
We hope you�re making progress toward a full recovery from your sudden trip to OSF this week � our prayers are with you!

NEW (& IMPROVED) SCHEDULE

With the shift in weather, comes a shift in Programs for upcoming meetings:
RON McNEILL will host next week, January 29;
The CURRENT Board will meet on Tuesday morning, February 3;
Club Assembly follows on February 5;
LONNA NAUMAN hosts next on February 12;
DARLENE NORRIS hosts on February 19 and
MERLE NORRIS will host the following week, February 26!
Please advise your Bulletin Editor of your program plans.


MEMBERS NEEDED !

NOW IS THE TIME TO COME TO THE AID OF YOUR ROTARY CLUB! It�s time to propose a new member � If you have none in mind, keep thinking !!

BUILDING A FOUNDATION

The Rotary Foundation needs our support... we may not make the goal of $100 �from every Rotarian every year� but any amount will help out�and will be a step closer to a polio-free world, drinkable water for children otherwise destined to illness and death, disaster relief for all in need, international exchange programs supporting peace and global learning, literacy on a world-wide scale, and the opportunity to make a difference! Donate today, by check payable to the Rotary Foundation. Treasurer Chauntelle will take your checks and we�ll pass it on!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

January 8, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR ! PRESIDENT RICK presides over our CLUB ASSEMBLY tonight, with a lot to be thankful for, as we close the books on several successful holiday projects, and look ahead to the best that�s yet to come!

LAST YEAR�S LAST PROGRAM...

JIM, BETH AND ROMAN MACK presented our last program of our last meeting of the year, on December 11, explaining the elaborate process of adoption, Russian-style! It all starts with licensure as a foster family in the us, background checks and LOTS of paperwork, having to meet the requirements both here and abroad. Then comes the waiting, then the surprise that their 8-month wait was over in just 3 days when the Macks were told their adoption was in the works, or at least in the courts, in Russia! Roman will maintain dual citizenship, even eventually subject to army service if on Russian soil during draft age, but will always enjoy full US citizenship and the good fortune of having two GREAT parents!! Congratulations to all three ďż˝ and with thanks for an inspiring program, too!

WELCOME BACK, BRAD & SHARON!

Brad & Sharon Acuncius are back � And WE�RE glad you are !!

BOARD BUSINESS

The BOARD met Tuesday, Jan. 6, taking the following action:
(1) accepted with regret the (hopefully temporary) resignation of Cathy Oliveri from Rotary � with thanks for all her work, and her willingness to continue to chair the Toys project. Chauntelle Biagi-Bruer will take over the treasurer�s post!
(2) Consensus not to attempt a post-holiday party, but will return to SAMMS if the occasion arises.
(3) Poinsettia report ďż˝ over 660 plants on the list, but several unable to be delivered. Those with lists should update the info and give the list to Tom Simmons.
(4) Voted to donate $50, or whatever we gave last year, to Freedom House Domestic Violence Shelter.
(5) Membership development .... more members needed ! Those with prospects in mind, ASK AGAIN !

> NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD.......

NOMINATIONS are still open for SIX Board seats to take office July 1, 2009! The six serve with the current and next president, and together select from among them the NEXT VP. NOMINATED SO FAR:
Jerry Kriewald,
Jim Mack,
Jay McCracken,
Lonna Nauman,
Darlene Norris,
Merle Norris, and
Adriane Shore.

Further nominations tonight??

PROGRAMS

JAY McCRACKEN hosts our Program on January 15 and RON McNEILL hosts on January 22, LONNA NAUMAN hosts on Jan 29, BOARD MEETING ON Tuesday, Feb. 3 followed by our BUSINESS MEETING here, on Feb. 5. See you right here !!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

December 11, 2008

AND WELCOME TO MORENO�S ! PRESIDENT RICK presides tonight, and JIM MACK has the honor of hosting our program (now that he�s back on the roster!!) WELCOME, ALL !!

LAST WEEK�S CLUB ASSEMBLY

PRESIDENT RICK presided over last week�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with an agenda that included Review of the Board�s Minutes of December 2, NEW BOARD NOMINATIONS for elections this month -- effective next July, planning for our annual POINSETTIA PROJECT (Distribution THIS Sat, December 13th!) TOYS IN THE PANTRY (Wrapping Day Weds, December 17 6:30 pm at UCC!), our Club�s CHRISTMAS PARTY (Thursday, December 18 at SAMMS! � 6:00 social, 6:30 dinner, $12 each, spouses & friends welcome --- bring a �white elephant� gift valued $10 or less!), and help with PC FOOD PANTRY DELIVERIES (Sat, December 20 � also at UCC ! ).

WELCOME HOME, BRAD & SHARON!

Brad and Sharon Acuncius are at home and ON THE MEND after Sharon�s donation of a kidney to Brad � just last Thursday!

BEST WISHES TO BOTH FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY !

COFOIDS ADD CONTRIBUTION TO TOYS IN THE PANTRY!

BOB COFOID presented President Rick with a check last week for $500 to benefit our �TOYS IN THE PANTRY� project, garnered from contributions received during their Halloween HAUNTED HOUSE event, rounded UP by the Cofoids� OWN generosity !!!! THANK YOU, BOB & DARLENE!!

AND THE NOMINEES ARE.......

NOMINATIONS are still open for SIX Board seats to take office July 1, 2009! The six serve with the current and next president, and together select from among them the NEXT VP. NOMINATED SO FAR: Jerry Kriewald, Jim Mack, Jay McCracken, Lonna Nauman, Darlene Norris, Merle Norris, and Adriane Shore. Further nominations tonight?? Election will be January 8 !!

PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

THIS SAT. Dec. 13 � Poinsettia Deliveries �9am at Mid American Growers! NEXT WEDS. Dec. 17 � Toy wrapping at UCC Church, 6:30 pm! NEXT THURS., Dec. 18 �CHRISTMAS PARTY at Samms in Hennepin, 6 social, 7 dinner -- JERRY McINTYRE�s in charge and is taking reservations. NO MEETINGS � Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.... CLUB ASSEMBLY on January 8 to select new Board and for Board to select new VP ! JAY McCRACKEN hosts our Program on January 15 and RON McNEILL hosts on January 22!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

December 4, 2008

AND WELCOME TO MORENO�S ! PRESIDENT RICK presides over today�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with an agenda that includes: Review of the Board�s Minutes of December 2, NEW BOARD NOMINATIONS for elections this month, effective next July, ...... AND planning for a busy, Christmas-spirited couple of weeks, with our annual POINSETTIA PROJECT (Distribution on Sat, December 13th!) TOYS IN THE PANTRY (�Sparkling Christmas Open House� Sun, December 7 and Wrapping Day Tues, December 16 at UCC!), our Club�s CHRISTMAS PARTY (Thursday, December 18 at SAMMS!), and help with PC FOOD PANTRY DELIVERIES (Sat, December 20 � also at UCC ! ). Welcome to Rotary !!

BEST WISHES, BRAD & SHARON !

Brad and Sharon Acuncius are in our thoughts and prayers as they await the successful results of Sharon�s donation of a kidney to Brad, at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. We honor their commitment to life, and to one another, and wish them both a speedy and total recovery!

Cards (to separate rooms): UW Hospital., 600 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53792 (PS: no plants or flowers allowed for Brad) or send an e-card: www.uwhealth.org/ecards

DAN KRIEWALD WELCOMED....

DAN KRIEWALD got the full initiation treatment two weeks ago, proposed by brother JERRY, installed by BRUNO, and welcomed by PRESIDENT RICK and each of us! Originally from Woodruff, Wisconsin, Dan had hauled fuel in the Chicago area for eleven years, before taking a civilian job of the same nature, in Iraq where he was seriously injured by two land mines that penetrated his vehicle, landing him in an ICU for over 30 days, and now stateside -- and in ROTARY!

WELCOME, DAN !!!

.... & BROTHER JERRY SPEAKS !

JERRY KRIEWALD presented our Nov. 20 Program, telling us about his rise to ownership of the local Stanley Steemer franchise covering seven local counties, the services he offers, and some flood restoration advice including the task of checking to see whether we have flood insurance, and what it covers.
THANKS FOR THE PROGRAM AND THE GIFTS, JERRY!!

BOARD MINUTES IN REVIEW

THE BOARD met Tuesday, finalizing POINSETTIA PROJECT plans, selecting SAMMS for our Rotary Christmas Party ($12 total price, 6pm Thurs., Dec. 18), voted to support a District Proposal that RI should raise the upper age limit for Group Study Exchange from 40 to 45, AND we discussed the need for... Board Elections!

Recent 50-50 Winners: Congratulations, NANCY CARLSON, TONY SABOTTA (TWICE!), REBECCA LEYNAUD, EDNA DAUGHTERY, and ROGER BOLIN !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

November 20, 2008

AND WELCOME BACK TO MORENO�S ! PRESIDENT RICK presides and JERRY KRIEWALD hosts a double-header, leading the way for installation of Brother DAN KRIEWALD and presenting tonight�s Program! Mr. STANLEY STEEMER himself will lay out the �dirt� on handling flood damage, assuring we have the right insurance for the job, how to pursue the claim, and tips for handling smaller flood recovery projects on our own!

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY 2 WEEKS AGO...

included discussion of: (1) POINSETTIA PROJECT: TOM will update lists; LORRAINE will contact VanWingerdens, and CHRIS will assign delivery routes --9am Dec. 13 (SAVE THAT DATE!) (2) INTERACT: CHARTER NIGHT Nov. 13! JAY, CODY and BOB agree to be back-up when SCOTT cannot attend their future meetings. (3) HABITAT FOR HUMANITY needs volunteers for Biloxi Feb. 1-7 and/or Feb. 8-14 -- see JERRY McINTYRE for details! (4) TOYS IN THE PANTRY received a $1,000 boost from Rotary District 6420 � presented to CATHY OLIVERI by President RICK with appreciation for all she does to make the project happen! WRAPPING DAY will be DECEMBER 16! (5) COW PIE BINGO treasurer�s report � 440 of 450 tickets sold; net profit after printing and line paint is 2,239.46! (6) SCOREBOARD PROJECT � options being investigated, but consensus is to sell 1-time ad space to help with the cost, and then turn ownership and maintenance over to each recipient Village.

INTERACT ďż˝ 57 CHARTER MEMBERS !

INTERACT�S CHARTER NIGHT last Thursday was a true cause for celebration!! With a crowd of over 130 Rotarians & spouses, INTERACT members and parents, the INTERACT Board described the FOUR projects they have already accomplished, District Gov JIM PRATHER was on hand to present the RI Charter, District INTERACT Chair PAT BURCH presented their Club Banner, SCOTT SHORE presented a Charter Plaque, and BRAD ACUNCUIS presented TWO donations of $50 each!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT !

DAN KRIEWALD becomes a member of GRANVILLE ROTARY tonight, with induction help from brother and Proposer JERRY KRIEWALD, & Club Chaplain BRUNO BUCHHOLZ! Dan was born in Woodruff, Wisconsin, served for 3 years as a mail carrier, hauled gas in the Chicago area for over 20 years, and then decided to go overseas to haul supplies to our soldiers in Iraq. During his sixth month there, he was hit by two separate land mines, ended up in an ICU for over 30 days-- still recovering and still facing two more surgeries, but home in the US and now residing at Fish �n� Fun !

WELCOME TO ROTARY, DAN!

No meeting next week (THANKSGIVING!) Board Breakfast Tues., Dec. 2; CLUB ASSEMBLY on Dec. 4; JAY McCRACKEN hosts our Program on Dec. 11; POINSETTIA DELIVERIES 9am Sat., Dec. 13!; TOYS WRAP NIGHT Tues., Dec. 16; JERRY McINTYRE hosts our Program on Dec. 18; FOOD PANTRY & TOY DELIVERIES Sat. Dec. 20; No Meetings Dec. 25 or Jan. 1!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

November 6, 2008

Rotary FOUNDATION Month

AND WELCOME TO MORENO�S ! TONIGHT�S CLUB ASSEMBLY will include discussion of strategies for MEMBERSHIP GROWTH, pre-planning for TOYS IN THE PANTRY and POINSETTIA projects, Club Finance Report, Board Report, and INTERACT projects, need for monetary help, and plans for CHARTER NITE on Nov. 13!

MEMBERSHIP IS THE KEY !

KIM KETTMAN offered her Program 2 weeks ago as a sounding board for New Member Recruitment � What do YOU say when someone says �what is this Rotary thing all about?� �What does Rotary actually DO?� And how do YOU respond to a potential member�s �fear� of a weekly dinner meeting? Sharing in a little role playing, members offered a vide variety of GREAT answers, all positive and to-the-point:
 Rotaryďż˝s the PERFECT Club for BUSY people ďż˝ food, business and program in just 1 ďż˝ hours !
 Attendance is EASY ďż˝ when we meet we eat, and everyone eats at least once a week!
 Itďż˝s a GREAT way to meet and visit with friends we donďż˝t otherwise see in our busy week...
 And best of all, Rotary is FUN!

SO NOW IT�S TIME -- TO GET OUR �ASK� IN GEAR !!!

OH WHAT A (FRIGHTFUL) NIGHT !

JERRY KRIEWALD hosted last week�s Halloween Horrors and Guest Night � with many of our members daring to �suit up� for the event, others bringing great pics of past disguises -- add in a few ghost stories told by Jeanne Struna, and we had a lot of fun! We presented Jeanne with a very welcomed gift of $50 to her Children�s Room at Spring Valley Library !!

WELCOME, DAN KRIEWALD !

DAN KRIEWALD becomes a member of GRANVILLE ROTARY tonight, proposed for membership by his brother, JERRY KRIEWALD, under the classification of Semi-Driverďż˝ -- BRUNO BUCHHOLZ will assist in the induction ceremonies.

BOARD TALK !

THE BOARD met Tuesday, discussing the following: (1) Meeting location, meeting day and time options discussed, action tabled for future consideration if need arises. (2) New meal option at Moreno�s � chef�s salad, drink, tax, tip for $9 � and sugar free desserts now available on request. (3) Guest follow-up: Nov. 20 � Jim Mack�s Program! (4) Poinsettia Project needs a Committee to update lists, to contact VanWingerdens, and to assign routes for distribution on December 13 � 9am. Volunteers?? (5) INTERACT costs approved: Charter plaque approx $110, Charter Night Chicken for Potluck approx $400+, Halloween Project supplies approx $25 and approx $150+. NEXT THURSDAY: INTERACT CHARTER NIGHT POTLUCK & CEREMONIES - Nov. 13th, 6:00 pm at PCHS � WE�LL BE THERE !!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

October 23, 2008

Rotary International Vocational Service Month

AND WELCOME TO MORENO�S ! KIM KETTMAN hosts our Program tonight, very carefully kept under wraps-- until now !

PROGRAM FROM THE 23rd CENTURY

CHRISTINA JUDD-MENNIE hosted RYAN AYDELOTT of �23rd Century Productions� as our Program Speaker last week, sharing the history of a small town business in a global market ---and how it all fits into a bigger picture of decentralized, de-urbanized local development and world-wide marketing. Ryan says their website development and designer t-shirt business, located in the old Putnam County Bank building, is a combination of his technology background and partner JOSH SAATHOFF�s graphic arts acumen. Applying new business concepts, and developing new software to encourage collaboration among people of diverse backgrounds, the duo hopes to expand beyond the limitations of traditional marketing strategies.

Thanks, Christina, for the PERFECT program highlighting Rotary�s �VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH!�

HALLOWEEN GUEST NITE NEXT WEEK!

BRING GUESTS�FREE for all potential ROTARIANS! COSTUMES WELCOME -- or bring a picture of some time when you just weren�t yourself !!! Storyteller arrives at 7:30!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED !

JERRY KRIEWALD has proposed brother DAN KRIEWALD as a member of our Club under the classification of Semi-Driver� -- his most recent past occupation as a civilian driver in Iraq. Dan is single and resides at Fish �n� Fun. The BOARD has approved the proposal, Daniel sits out this meeting to allow for discussion, and if none, we�ll perform the INSTALLATION rituals next week!

COMING UP......

THIS SATURDAY � INTERACT needs 3-4 of us to supervise their CHILDREN�S HALLOWEEN EVENTS at Boggio�s Orchard, in two shifts.... 2:30-5 and 5-7:30. Are you available?
NEXT THURSDAY, October 30 � JERRY KRIEWALD HOSTS our Rotary HALLOWEEN GUEST NITE �costume or PHOTO!
Tuesday, Nov. 4 ďż˝ Election Day AND Breakfast Board Mtg.
Thurs., Nov. 6 ďż˝ Club Assembly & CHICKEN NIGHT !!!
Thurs., Nov. 13 � INTERACT CHARTER NIGHT 6pm at PCHS � Rotary will join our Interactors and families for a POTLUCK DINNER (Rotary�s providing the main course CHICKEN)! Program Host CHRIS KUNKEL gets to take reservations & confirm our selection of a dish-to-pass. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND � SPOUSES & FAMILIES WELCOME !!
Thurs., Nov. 20 ďż˝ JIM MACK hosts our Program.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

October 16, 2008

Rotary International Vocational Service Month

PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s meeting and CHRISTINA JUDD-MENNIE hosts our Program, to be presented by JOSH SAATHOFF, who is in the business of creating and selling t-shirts to various organizations and over the Internet � a program sure to be a �perfect fit� for our October observance of �VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH� recognizing business diversity and the importance of entrepreneurial spirit !

LAST WEEK�S FOOD FOR THOUGHT MATT HOSTETTER hosted last week�s Program Guest, JAY ALLEN, Production Agronomist for Moews Seed, who told us about the FOOD RESOURCE BANK PROJECT, teaching people around the world to sustain themselves agriculturally. The FRB supported 22 growing projects in Illinois and a total of 190 projects across the U.S. this past year, asking farmers to donate all or part of their crop in exchange for payment of the farmer�s expenses and lost profits, and extra labor and equipment for harvest. The Mendota affiliate will harvest 140 acres this year, with the help of 11 area churches, local as well as �urban� volunteers. Last year, $11,000 was directed to a Church World Services project in Haiti and $84,000 was divided among contributing churches. This year�s Harvest Day Worship Service and Harvest begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, October 26. To volunteer or contribute, contact Jay Allen at 815-539-6181.

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED !

JERRY KRIEWALD showed a little �brotherly love� last week, proposing his brother, DAN KRIEWALD as a member of our Club under the classification of Semi-Driver� -- reflecting his most recent past occupation as a civilian driver in Iraq. Dan is single, resides at Fish �n� Fun, and says he knows what he�s gettin� into !

The BOARD met last week following the proposal, and all voted �aye� � Daniel sits out this meeting to allow for discussion, and if none, INSTALLATION will occur RIGHT HERE on October 22!

COMING UP......


Thurs., October 23 ďż˝ KIM KETTMAN will host the Program!
Thurs., October 30 ďż˝ JERRY KRIEWALD HOSTS our Rotary HALLOWEEN GUEST NITE ďż˝ in costume or in a PHOTO! The Program will include a Halloween STORY TELLER & treats!
Tuesday, November 4 ďż˝ Election Day AND Breakfast Board Mtg.
Thurs., November 6 ďż˝ Club Assembly
Thurs., November 13 ďż˝ CHRIS KUNKEL is our Program Host
Thurs., November 20 ďż˝ JIM MACK hosts.

RECENT 50 -50 WINNERS

CONGRATS TO WINNING TICKET-HOLDERS....... each netting $50! They include: Amy Popurella, Kayden Nauman, Kay Russo, Jacob Mauer, Jane Lenkaitis, Jerry Kriewald, Michelle Viscone, Erny Buchholz, Patty Cowman, Doug Fahnestock, The Davisons, and Stephanie Spanos!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

October 9, 2008

Rotary International Vocational Service Month

PRESIDENT RICK presides and MATT HOSTETTER hosts tonight�s Program Guest, JAY ALLEN, Production Agronomist for Moews Seed, to tell us about the FOOD RESOURCE BANK PROJECT. Jay has been with Moews Seed for 36 years and has farmed in the Triumph area since 1976. His �ag roots� cultivated a committed interest in the Mendota Area FOOD RESOURCE BANK Project, since its founding in 2002 as part of a non-profit, practically all-volunteer Christian organization based in Kalamazoo, MI, dedicated to teaching and assisting people around the world to sustain themselves agriculturally. Jay has also invited area clergy to join us tonight to share in learning about the mission of the Food Resource Bank.

WELCOME, ALL, TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

COMING UP......

Thurs., October 16 ďż˝ CHRISTINA JUDD-MENNIE is show-host!
Thurs., October 23 ďż˝ KIM KETTMAN will host the Program!
Thurs., October 30 ďż˝ JERRY KRIEWALD HOSTS our Rotary HALLOWEEN GUEST NITE ďż˝ in costume or in a PHOTO!
Tuesday, November 4 ďż˝ Election Day AND Breakfast Board Mtg.
Thurs., November 6 ďż˝ Club Assembly
Thurs., November 13 ďż˝ CHRIS KUNKEL is our Program Host
Thurs., November 20 ďż˝ JIM MACK hosts.

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

LAST WEEK�S CLUB ASSEMBLY netted the following activity:
(1) BOARD ACTION of Sept. 30 approved;
(2) INTERACT report -- Scott Shore indicates a LOT of interaction, two service projects this month, and a Charter Night possibly early November;
(3) COW PIE BINGO report ďż˝ all but 5 tickets sold, some money still due in, plan for next year to have a deadline for return of tickets lest the holder becomes the purchaser;
(4) SCOREBOARD Proposal for girlsďż˝ diamond in Granville is still in the investigatory stage and Club will consider expanding to include girlsďż˝ diamond at McNabbďż˝ with possible advertiser-sponsors to cover larger part of the costs.
(5) GUEST NITE Oct. 30 ďż˝ in costume or bring a picture of yourself in costume if you have one.... and bring potential members as guests at Club expense! ďż˝ Scott Shore will prepare membership pamphlets for use in inviting guests and Jerry Kriewald has the honors of finding a suitable program!
(6) GUEST POLICY FOR POTENTIAL MEMBERS CLARIFIED: Unless it�s a designated (FREE) Guest Night, a Rotarian who hosts a guest pays for the guest�s FIRST guest meal. If the guest is a potential Rotarian and returns for another visit, the Club will pay for the guest�s SECOND meal with us. If the guest is later installed as a member, the Club will pay for the new member�s dinner on the night he or she is installed.
(7) LaSALLE ROTARY has a new home at �Lock 16� Visitors Center, Joliet and 1st Streets, Weds. Noon � and they have a $50 draw down event --tickets for sale.... so our Club bought a ticket for the Pres and First Lady to attend & to hold onto until the end !

SHARE ROTARY ďż˝ BRING GUESTS ON OCTOBER 30TH !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

October 2, 2008

Rotary International Vocational Service Month

.... AND WELCOME BACK TO MORENO�S! PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, covering a host of topics including:
(1) Review of BOARD MEETING held Tuesday;
(2) INTERACT report;
(3) News-scoop on COW PIE BINGO ďż˝ (Congrats, Winner Nate Buffington!)
(4) Planning a scary GUEST NITE Oct. 30; and
(5) SCOREBOARD idea update.

THE GOV WAS HERE !

Rotary District Gov JIM PRATHER made his official way here two weeks ago, to tell us how we, as Rotarians, can �MAKE DREAMS REAL� through Club, Community, Vocational and International Service! � and all while having a good time!! Stressing membership growth as the key to success, Gov. Jim recognized all new members, and presented their proposers with a �sponsor pin� and the challenge to serve as a mentor to each new member. He also �keyed� in on RI President DK Lee�s dream for each Club to begin a service project that reduces child mortality, and his own dream to continue Foundation support and the funding of Polio Eradication efforts.... and to get as many Rotarians as possible to attend this year�s District Conference April 24-26 in the Quad Cities ! Sharing a quote, Gov. Jim says yesterday is history, tomorrow�s a mystery, but today�s a gift and that�s why we call it the present!

Persistence, he said, is the REAL key to success!

PICNIC IN THE .....DARK!

CODY GRANDADAM hosted last week�s ROTARY FAMILY PICNIC at Hopkins Park � a little dark, but a LOT of FUN ! Our thanks to JERRY KRIEWALD for the pre-grilling, TO ALL who brought a dish to pass, and to ALL who brought their families!! Cody presented his own program, sharing his background, how he got into the battery business via Battery House in Peru, and his �other job� as an agent for Pre-Paid Legal Services !! Not only were batteries offered �on the House� but Cody has also assured a supply of otherwise costly batteries for this year�s TOYS IN THE PANTRY Project !!
THANKS, CODY !

FROM THE BOARD ROOM.....

The Board met this past Tuesday, taking the following action:
(1) Judge Scott Shore updated Club on chartering of the new PCHS Interact Club. Confirmed plan to purchase Interact Charter recognition plaque and main course for Charter Night potluck (when set);
(2) approved $50 to �Make Dreams Real� Rotary RoseBowl Float;
(3) voted to repeat last year�s donation to PC AfterSchool Program;
(4) confirmed plan and discussed possible programs for Rotary Guest Nite Oct. 30
ďż˝ BRING POTENTIAL ROTARIANS ďż˝ FREE! COMING UP......

Thurs., October 9 ďż˝ MATT HOSTETTER hosts JAY ALLEN of Moews Seed to tell us about the Food Resource Bank Project!
Thurs., October 16 ďż˝ CHRISTINA JUDD-MENNIE is show-host!
Thurs., October 23 ďż˝ KIM KETTMAN will host the Program!
Thurs., October 30 ďż˝ GUEST NITE ďż˝ in costume or in a PHOTO!

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WELCOME TO GOVERNOR�S NIGHT !

September 18, 2008

.... AND WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY! PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s VERY SPECIAL meeting, with the honor of introducing our Rotary District Governor, JIM PRATHER! Jim has already seen is in action, having attended our INTERACT picnic on July 31-- and tonight gets to bring us his �official� words of Gubernatorial wisdom!

WELCOME (BACK) TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, JIM!!

ABOUT THE GOV.......

District Gov Jim Prather is a member of the Quad Cities Rotary Club, having joined in 1988 under the classification of Contract Specialist. His career path included service in the Navy as an Electronic Tech during the Viet Nam era, 13 years with IBM, 4 years self-employed in home entertainment (ask him about that one!), and serving as Army Contract Procuring Officer specialized in grenades and mortars acquisitions.... before his re-retirement!!!! Jim has been extremely active both at the Club level AND in the District, is a very strong supporter of the Rotary Foundation (5 x Paul Harris Fellow & Benefactor!), and participated in a Rotary mission trip to Nigeria last year! Jim & Sherry live in Rock Island, and have two grown daughters --and a new granddaughter!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, GOVERNOR JIM !

GREAT PROGRAM...
AND A FITTING SALUTE TO 9-11

BOBBY COFOID presented a PROGRAM OF PROGRAMS last week, starting with a personal history of his (eventual) following of his dad�s career path in the funeral business, the education, certification, teamwork, multi-tasking, and often behind-the-scenes, long and unpredictable hours that go into running a successful Funeral Home. He also told us about his duties as Putnam County Death Investigator, as well as the history of the Office he holds by appointment. But if handling death ever looks easy, it�s not, as Bob�s experiences in the wake of a mass-casualty airplane crash, or his visit to September 11�s Ground Zero attest. His encounter with the mother of a fireman who perished there served to remind us all of the tragedy our nation suffered that day.
THANK YOU, BOB, FOR YOUR PROGRAM, AND FOR HELPING EACH OF US COMMEMORATE 9-11

COMING UP......

This Sat., Sept 20, 9-11 am ďż˝ INTERACT meeting in Sterling! -- Scott Shore, Adriane Shore and Tasha Kriewald to attend
Next Thurs., Sept 25, 6 pm ďż˝ FAMILY PICNIC at Hopkins Park!
Next Sat., Sept. 27 ďż˝ COW PIE line-painting at 9am, event at 1pm!
TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 7 am ďż˝ BREAKFAST BOARD MEETING !
Thurs., October. 2 ďż˝ CLUB ASSEMBLY - & CHICKEN NITE !
Thurs., October 9 ďż˝ MATT HOSTETTER hosts our Program!
Thurs., October 16 ďż˝ CHRISTINA JUDD-MENNIE is show-host!
Thurs., October 23 ďż˝ KIM KETTMAN will host the Program!
Thurs., October 30 ďż˝ GUEST NITE ďż˝ in costume or in a PHOTO!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

September 11, 2008

As we have reflected today on the infamy of this date, let us also re-focus our dedication as Rotarians to a better world of peace and understanding.

PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s Club meeting and BOB COFOID will present tonight�s Program, to tell us about the funeral business, the duties of his office as County Death Investigator, and how -- on occasion -- the two come together!

OUR PROGRAM TWO WEEKS AGO...

DARLENE COFOID presented her first Program two weeks ago, taking on the challenge of explaining her career as an assessor, her experience as a Township Assessor and her successful first bid for Grundy County Deputy Assessor in 1982 --to hold the job ever since ďż˝ and soon to retire! Darlene also explained the process of valuation and state scrutiny, the method and time frame for challenges, the numerous exemptions held by homeowners in possession, senior citizens, the disabled, or disabled veterans. If you disagree with the valuation of your home, or it looks wrong, report it!
Thanks for a great program, Darlene !!!!

NEXT WEEK: BE HERE FOR GOVERNOR�S NITE ! ! ! ! !

WELCOME, JERRY McINTYRE!

JERRY McINTYRE will be installed as a member tonight, proposed by DARRELL ALLEMAN under the classification of over-the-road truck driver, retired. We hope Jerry�s Wife ANN will join us tonight to present to Jerry his Rotary Pin �WEAR IT WELL!
Please join in welcoming JERRY into our Club!

BOARD & CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

The Board met on Sept. 2, and we held our Club Assembly Sept. 4, discussing the following items:
(1) Group Study Exchange: Possible local candidate for trip to Brazil: Judge Scott Shore has been in contact with Mary Jean Hauger of Standard, Director of the Peru Public Library!
((2) INTERACT support ďż˝ Club will offer to purchase catered main course (chicken, Darrell?) if Interactors elect to host a Charter Nite Potluck, and will purchase school plaque recognizing Charter Nite and all charter members.
((3) Possible Scoreboard Project � we�ll investigate cost of portable electronic scoreboard for Veteran�s Park ball diamond.
((4) Guest Nite ďż˝ October 30 ďż˝ themes discussed. Potential membersďż˝ meals to be paid by Club.
((5) Guest Policy for Potential Member Guest Meals (to encourage bringing guests by avoiding high tab): Member pays for potential member-guest�s first visit, unless it�s an official Guest Nite for which Club pays; Club pays one additional visit and also pays for new member at new member�s installation night. Total Club investment: 2 to 3 meals. (Further discussion suggested)
((6) Darrell Alleman proposes Jerry McIntyre as a member ďż˝ passed unanimously.
((7) CRUISE NITE - Club to donate $150 of our profits to Granville Fire Dept in honor of their 100th birthday.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

August 28, 2008

PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s meeting and DARLENE COFOID has center stage to present tonight�s surprise Program! Welcome, everyone, to Granville Rotary!!

FROM RUSSIA WITH THANKS !

DARRELL ALLEMAN introduced our Club�s Guest last week. JENNIFER TWARDOWSKI thanked us for our part in funding her agri-educational travels in Russia last Spring. Her powerpoint presentation highlighted her encounters with very large cities, the Kremlin and Red Square, the chance to visit with Russian ag students and to tour local grain and livestock farms, and a culture very different in some ways and similar to ours in others. Jennifer is a 2005 PCHS grad and is now a senior in agri-business at WIU.

COW PIE TIME !

On Sale NOW ! -- If you do not yet have your Cow Pie Tickets, get a bunch from JANICE BRANNON � and if you DO have some, take MORE !!! They�re an easy sell at $10 each!

Also, plan to be on hand for the big event � SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 1PM AT BOGGIO�S FALL FESTIVAL !

(This note from Amy the Cow: Tickets mistakenly read �Sunday Sept. 27� � please cross through the word �Sunday�, so it�s clear that I�m doing my thing on Sept. 27 --a Saturday. Thanks!)

WELCOME, JERRY McINTYRE!

DARRELL ALLEMAN formalizes his proposal of JERRY McINTYRE as a member of Granville Rotary, with Jerry�s second Rotary visit tonight! Jerry has retired from his long career as an over-the-road truck driver. He and his wife, Ann, live on Westcott in Granville. The proposal goes before the Board next Tuesday.

WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, JERRY !!

INTERACT IN PROGRESS

Our efforts to help PCHS students launch a new INTERACT Club will enter stage two tomorrow � students will host an informational meeting tomorrow AM and next hope to plan an organizational meeting to elect officers if the idea takes �hold! Reed Wilson & Scott Shore plan to attend tomorrow�s meeting � report to follow!

COMING ATTRACTIONS...

Board Meeting -- 7 am NEXT TUESDAY, 9/2
Chicken Night & Club Assembly on 9/4.
Bob Cofoid hosts on 9/11.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR JIM PRATHER returns 9/18
ďż˝ ALL ROTARIANS TO BE PRESENT FOR THE GOV !!!!!!!!
Cody Grandadam hosts on 9/25, with the possibility of a FAMILY PICNIC similar to our INTERACT picnic, but just for our gang, guests, families and children !
BINGO ! Cow Pie action, 1pm on Saturday, 9/27 at Boggio�s!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

August 21, 2008

PRESIDENT RICK presides over tonight�s meeting and DARRELL ALLEMAN has the pleasure of introducing our Club Guest, JENNIFER TWARDOWSKI, here to tell us about her agri-educational travels in Russia last Spring. Jennifer is a PCHS grad and is now a student at WIU. WELCOME, JENNIFER!

HEY, COACH !

SEAN BRANNON hosted Step-Mom BARBARA BRANNON last week, to explain what she does as a �life coach� to help people realize and utilize their own inner qualities to succeed in reaching their own goals. She also provides leadership coaching for businesses to improve personal customer service and co-worker team spirit. Barbara is an Ottawa Noon Rotarian, and a former owner of several McDonald�s and Dunkin� Donut franchises!

NEWS CLIPS

LAST CALL FOR DUES ďż˝
We�ve paid the RI & District dues for all members. Please pay YOUR dues to OUR CLUB today!

WE�RE BOOSTING CLUB ATTENDANCE !
After a light turn-out two weeks ago, our host asks that we guarantee a minimum of 15 meals per week to cover her overhead � not a problem, we hope -- But it�s up to US to be here!!!

GOT PIE ?

COW PIE BINGO IS BACK! -- set for Saturday, 9-27-08 at Boggio�s Fall Festival � tickets to be distributed TONIGHT!!! Take a lot, we want to sell all 450 tickets � just $10 each!!

GSE EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY

Do you know any young non-Rotarian professionals ages 25-40 in ANY CAREER FIELD, who might like a four-week expense-paid trip to Brazil?? Our GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE Team departs next April 1 �no foolin! Applications are available on-line, due in to our Club by Sept. 15. See SCOTT SHORE for details!!!

DICTIONARIES PROJECT

A new batch of dictionaries are on order for each new PCES 3rd grade student within the next few weeks! Literacy in ACTION !

COMING ATTRACTIONS...

Darlene Cofoid is to host our Program on 8/28.
Board Meeting -- 7 am on TUESDAY, 9/2
Chicken Night & Club Assembly on 9/4.
Bob Cofoid hosts on 9/11.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR JIM PRATHER returns 9/18
ďż˝ ALL ROTARIANS TO BE PRESENT FOR THE GOV !!!!!!!! Cody Grandadam hosts on 9/25 !
And BINGO ! Cow Pie action, 1pm on Saturday, 9/27 at Boggio�s!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS !!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

August 14, 2008

PRESIDENT RICK presides, and SEAN BRANNON hosts a very special guest for our Program tonight ďż˝ introducing his Step-Mom, Ottawa Noon Rotarian BARBARA BRANNON!

Our guest has been the proprietor of several McDonald�s franchises and helped found the Ronald McDonald House at Loyola University Hospital in Chicago! She has more recently transitioned into a NEW endeavor � LIFE COACHING � and will tell us what that�s all about tonight! WELCOME, BARBARA!

RECENT HISTORY

BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosted LISA MASTERS on July 24 at Rays Place, to tell us about the Putnam County SHARE FOOD Co-op Program, available to ALL income levels and offering a GREAT deal on groceries --- Just $18 for about $30 worth, or just $11 for an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables. Use it or lose it, Lisa says.... if local usage does not increase, PC will lose our local distribution center. Sign up at the Granville Library today!

OUR INTERACT PICNIC at Hopkins Park on July 31 was a huge success, with 27 potential Interactors, Student Organizer BECKY NIELSEN, Faculty Advisor Jim Carboni, Rotary District Governor Jim Prather and District Interact Committee member Ruth Lee ďż˝ and lots of us ďż˝ in attendance! Many thanks to ALL who helped us launch the organization of INTERACT at PCHS!

WELCOME, JAY & ADAM!

JAY McCRACKEN & CODY GRANDADAM were installed as members by Club Chaplain BRUNO BUCHHOLZ on July 24, with pinning help from Kim McCracken & Jessie Thompson � WELCOME ABOARD! Our first of three brief �fireside chats� will begin for all new members immediately following our meeting tonight � all members welcome to participate!

BOARD & CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

The Board met on August 5, taking action confirmed at our CLUB ASSEMBLY on August 7, with the following net effect:
(1) JERRY KRIEWALD will replace retiring member KRISTA STOKKE on the Board & has accepted the appointment!
(2) Vote confirmed to continue meeting here at Moreno�s;
(3) COW PIE BINGO set for 9-27-08 at Boggio�s Fall Festival � tickets to be printed ASAP;
(4) INTERACT support approved for their first school meeting ďż˝ up to $100 for breakfast pizza and/or donuts and OJ.
(5) CRUISE NITE a success in soda, water, chocolate-covered-banana, and bratwurst sales -- $$ report to follow.
(6) GUEST NITE* discussed for October ďż˝ (*Club pays for potential member-guestsďż˝ meals).
(7) COMING EVENTS:
Jennifer Twardowski will be here next week to tell us about her college ag trip to Russia last March!
Darlene Cofoid is to host our Program on 8/28.
Board Meeting sneaks up on us -- 7 am on 9/2,
followed by our Chicken Night & Club Assembly on 9/4.
Bob Cofoid hosts on 9/11.
DISTRICT GOVERNOR cometh on 9/18 ďż˝ ALL TO BE PRESENT!!!
And Cody Grandadam hosts on 9/25 !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 24, 2008

...And Welcome Back to Ray�s!

PRESIDENT RICK is back on gavel-patrol tonight, and BRUNO BUCHHOLZ is our Program Host, presenting LISA MASTERS who will tell us about the Putnam County SHARE FOOD Program. The program is for ALL income levels and offers a GREAT deal on groceries, from frozen meats to fresh fruits and vegetables. --- Just $18 for about $30 worth, $30 to $33 in groceries, or just $11 for an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables. In exchange, participants are to agree to perform two hours of ANY form of community service work. But there�s a catch: Putnam County is in danger of losing the program unless more people choose to participate !!

LAST WEEK�S EYE-OPENER

CATHY OLIVERI filled in for Program Host Janice Brannon last week, to introduce JIM GOLDASICH --Agency Coordinator of Putnam County Emergency Mgt. Services, with the background of a 20-year career with the Ill. Dept of Public Health Emergency Mgt. Services! We�ve come a long way since 1980, when the only ambulance transport was in the rear of a funeral home hearse. We now have 3 ambulances, a full-time paramedic-qualified staff, a system of trained first-responders to provide immediate care, several specially-trained volunteer fire departments, the Standard Rescue Squad, and the only mass casualty response equipment in the area -- ready to roll to any emergency within the state. WOW!

WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS!

CODY GRANDADAM, proposed by MATT HOSTETTER, works at Battery House in Peru and is a sales agent for Prepaid Legal Services. He and Jessie Thompson are the parents of two children ages 2ďż˝ and 7 months and live in Lincolnshire.

JAY McCRACKEN, proposed by BRAD ACUNCIUS, is our new PC Schools Superintendent, past Marshall County Board Member, past mayor of Henry, and a former Henry Rotarian! Jay and Kim, a language arts teacher at Henry-Senachwine Jr. High, are the parents of former MP Fair Queen Megan, now of Bloomington. They hope to be relocating to PC soon!

INTERACTION!

Next week�s INTERACT PICNIC hopes to be a successful launch of a new student-run Rotary affiliated service Club at PCHS! One of the organizers, BECKY NIELSEN, joins us tonight to tell us about her experience at RYLA � Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp last May, and the steps being taken now to charter a PCHS INTERACT Club! We have also invited RYLA Co-Star JEFF WUJEK and INTERACT Faculty Advisor JIM CARBONI to join us tonight...... WELCOME TO ROTARY !

COMING SOON......

THURS JULY 31ďż˝ 6pm at Hopkins Park ďż˝ bring a dish to pass!

FRI. AUG. 1 ďż˝ Please help out at Granville Cruise Nite!

TUES. AUG. 5 � Rotary Board Breakfast 7 am at Moreno�s!

THURS. AUG 7 ďż˝ CLUB ASSEMBLY !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 17, 2008

...And Welcome Back to Moreno�s! VP LORRAINE TERANDO takes charge in Rick�s absence tonight, and CATHY OLIVERI fills in for Program Host Janice Brannon, to introduce our very SPECIAL guest, JIM GOLDASICH! Jim serves as Agency Coordinator of Putnam County Emergency Mgt. Services and is JUST the person to tell us what that is -- and what he does!! Jim�s background fits the bill, with a Masters in Health Services Admin. from U of I - Sangamon, 20 years Navy service, retiring as Chief Petty Officer, and a 20-year career with the Ill. Dept of Public Health Emergency Mgt. Services! Jim and Marge (currently traveling the world with Janice Brannon!!) live here in beautiful McNabb, where Jim has previously served as MAYOR !

NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED!

CODY GRANDADAM, proposed by MATT HOSTETTER: Cody works at Battery House in Peru and as a sales agent for Prepaid Legal Services. He and Jessie Thompson are the parents of two children ages 2ďż˝ and 7 months and live in Lincolnshire. Members have 7 days to object; Installation slated for July 24!

JAY McCRACKEN, proposed by BRAD ACUNCIUS: Jay is our new PC Schools Superintendent, and a former Henry Rotarian! Jay and Kim, a language arts teacher at Henry-Senachwine Jr. High, are relocating soon from Henry. Their daughter Megan, now of Bloomington, once visited our AgNight as MP Fair Queen!

CLUB ASSEMBLY WRAP-UP

President RICK presided over our CLUB ASSEMBLY at Ray�s Place last week, covering several hot topics:

50-50 Raffle: Tickets outstanding, not paid and not turned in for others to sell, will be considered sold and billable to the holder.

DUES: Bills will be out tonight, no raise! ďż˝ still JUST $50 plus $2 for any meeting missed and not made up. Please PAY Cathy asap.

Meeting Place Alternatives: Ray�s Place or Moreno�s. Points of comparison include food price, choice, and quality; meeting room space and lay-out; punctuality of food and meeting; storage of Rotary supplies; table service vs. self-serve; and convenience of locations. The matter will be put to a vote upon President Rick�s return. (We have since clarified that if at Moreno�s we will have menu control to improve meal choices, and if at Ray�s we will be able to re-arrange tables for a better fit.) We will meet at Ray�s on July 24, Hopkins Park in Granville on July 31 (see below), and our decision will determine where we meet on and after August 7.

INTERACT Cook-out: July 31, 6pm, Hopkins Park on Front St in Granville. Rotarians are to bring a dish (or two!) to pass ďż˝ The Club will supply bratwurst. Further planning tonight ďż˝ we hope to generate student interest in launching an Interact Club at PCHS!

Granville CRUISE NITE: Friday, August 1, McCoy Street near the Clinic... Serving 4-9 pm: water, soda and chocolate covered bananas (while they last!) Please be on hand to help!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 10, 2008

...And Welcome To RAY�S PLACE! President RICK SERAFINI presides over tonight�s first-of-the-year CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda: Board Report; 50-50 Wrap-up; Meeting Place Alternatives; INTERACT Picnic; Granville CRUISE NITE; Membership Possibilities; Upcoming Programs; AND MORE!

IT�S HISTORY NOW....

JENO BONUCCHI hosted our Program three brief weeks ago, featuring local writer, teacher, and historian RON BLUEMER! Ron told us of his research into the Cherry Mine Disaster, and compilation of his latest book, �FIRE BELOW!� It was published last November � a year ahead of the tragedy�s 100th year remembrance -- the first totally non-fictional account written since 1909. Ron�s next book will reflect on the local impact of the Great Depression... �Buddy, Can You Spare A Dime?� Thanks, Jeno!!!!

COMING UP.....

JIM GOLDASICH will join us at Moreno�s in McNabb next week to tell us what�s new in Emergency Services!! SEAN BRANNON hosts our Program on July 24; And on July 31 -- WE host a picnic �Hopkins Park, Holly Shelter, 6pm ---for students interested in forming an INTERACT CLUB! Rotary will provide the bratwurst & trimmings.... members & spouses are invited TO COME & to BRING a dish�or two�to pass!

BOARD BITS & PIECES

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED! CODY GRANDADAM has been proposed for membership by MATT HOSTETTER! Cody works at Battery House and also serves as an agent for PrePaid Legal Services, an on-line membership program. Cody and Jesse Thompson (granddaughter of Dave Thompson!) live in Lincolnshire with their two children -- about 6 & 30 months old! The Club is allowed 7 days for comment, Installation July 24 !

50-50: We hope they�re all sold & turned in to Lonna. If not, tonight�s the night to buy whatever�s left!! Feeling lucky?

DUES: Bills will be out by next week. Please bring a check -- $50 Plus $2 for any meeting missed and not �made up� by attending a Club project, another Rotary Club, or an �on-line� Club meeting.

KRISTA STOKKE�s resignation has been accepted with regret � she is moving to take a pulpit in Minnesota & we wish her well!

BOARD VOTE: The Board voted unanimously on 7-1-08: (1) to approve membership proposal of CODY GRANDADAM; (2) to again give $20 to the 4H Fair for a trophy; (3) to donate $100 (if needed for this year�s budget) to PC Girls� Summer Softball; (4) to host the INTERACT picnic set for July 31; (5) to participate in Granville�s CRUISE NITE on Friday, August 1, selling soda and water; (6) to continue the DICTIONARIES Project for 3rd Graders this Fall; AND (7) to approve the budget as per last year�s budget.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY

INSTALLATION NITE �08!

JUNE 26, 2008

�AND WELCOME TO VERUCCHI�S! President DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over the FIRST portion of tonight�s celebration of a GREAT year of service and fellowship, handing gavel and presidency to RICK SERAFINI with the privilege of launching our NEW Rotary year! Our Club offers thanks to all members, spouses & volunteers whose SERVICE ABOVE SELF contributed to make 2007-08 an extraordinary year!

SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD

CONGRATULATIONS, JOHN SHIMKUS !

JOHN is this year�s SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD RECIPIENT, recognizing his tireless dedication to serving those in need through the Putnam County Food Pantry ---truly epitomizing the Rotary Motto of SERVICE ABOVE SELF! John has given 10-12 volunteer hours a week for the past 10 years to assure the Pantry is stocked, VERY organized, and efficient in serving low income families of Putnam County. He has also been a frequent volunteer reader at PC Elementary over the past 8 years, helps with the PC PTA Market Day Fundraiser Project, is a 15-year volunteer for Special Olympics, and remains an active member of the Granville American Legion, helping with their fundraising events as well. In his �spare time,� John is an avid collector -- of nearly everything and anything, much of which he has collected along the path of the several globetrotting trips he & Lynn have taken since retiring.

WELCOME TO ROTARY, JOHN & LYNN SHIMKUS!!

PARTICIPATION IS THE KEY!

We recognize tonight 12 Rotarians for PERFECT ATTENDANCE this year -- Congratulations to all, and particularly to Charter Year Members BRUNO BUCHHOLZ and JENO BONUCCHI -- 41 yearsďż˝ Perfect Attendance & still goinďż˝ strong!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 19, 2008

Welcome! President DARRELL ALLEMAN presides and JENO BONUCCHI hosts our Program tonight, featuring RON BLUEMER! We have enjoyed Ron�s past visits, sharing his interest � and sparking ours -- in some fascinating aspects of our local history. We are hoping Ron will tell us about his latest writing endeavors this evening!
WELCOME BACK, RON !!

WELCOME, BOB & DARLENE !

BOB & DARLENE COFOID were installed by Co-Chaplain BRUNO BUCHHOLZ and Proposer DARRELL ALLEMAN on June 3! Darlene serves as a tax assessor in Grundy County, Bob is our PC Death Investigator, and Bob & Darlene together own & manage Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Home in Granville ďż˝ busy people and, together, a GREAT addition to the Granville Rotary Club!!
WELCOME, BOB & DARLENE!

50-50 SEASON!

ON SALE NOW�just $25 !! We only have 200 to offer � first come, first served with the chance to win $50 up to 50 times! If you have sold your initial stack, take another stack !! LORRAINE is distributing the tickets; Money and stubs are to be turned in to LONNA! (NOTE: The first drawing was to be July 3, but will be postponed to July 10 as we will not have a meeting on Independence Day Eve. � one extra week to get them SOLD!)

RECENT EVENTS....

MAY 22 ďż˝ DARRELL ALLEMAN hosted his granddaughter, ROXANNA ALLEMAN -- summa cum laude grad of North Park University! Roxanna told us about her NEXT African adventure in service, as she heads to ZAMBIA to serve with SPARK VENTURES, directly providing for the welfare of children in need & seeking monthly sponsors to continue the effort.

MAY 29 ďż˝ CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER hosted KIM ST. JOHN of Prairie Rivers Resource Conservation & Development -- based in Henry and serving 9 local counties including ours. The federally funded organization encourages conservation through education, communication, networking, and sponsoring projects enhancing and preserving natural as well as historic sites.

JUNE 5 ďż˝ CLUB ASSEMBLY and installation of BOB & DARLENE COFOID as members of Granville Rotary Club!

JUNE 10 � HOT DOGS IN THE PARK � We served up a LOT of hot dogs, chips, drinks and cookies -- and a LOT of good will among players, parents & families of both teams,-- as we honored the volunteer Little League Coaches, our own GRANVILLE ROTARY TEAM, and the McNabb Team they played (and beat!) at McNabb Park. Many thanks to those who �pitched� in!!!

JUNE 12 ďż˝ ILLINOIS VALLEY ROTARY TRIVIA NITE at K of C in LaSalle, hosted by LaSalle Rotary...... We came, we saw, we answered... and we came in 4th in a field of 6 ďż˝ but not bad for a first try ďż˝ AND we LOOKED GREAT in our hats & beads -- & WE had the most present (23 members & family) from any Club!!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 22, 2008

Welcome! President DARRELL ALLEMAN presides AND hosts tonight�s Program...... to be presented by Darrell�s Granddaughter, ROXANNA ALLEMAN! Roxanna graduated summa cum laude this month from North Park University, with degrees in Global Studies and Scandinavian Studies. She returns tonight to talk about the non-profit organization SPARK VENTURES which helps to provide help for impoverished children in Zambia, Africa. Roxanna recently did just that, and now hopes to organize volunteers to return with her through SPARK VENTURES to continue her effort in Zambia over a period of six months this fall.

WELCOME BACK, ROXANNA ďż˝ AND CONGRATULATIONS ON GRADUATING SUMMA CUM LAUDE!

LAST WEEK�S �SUPER� PROGRAM

BRAD ACUNCIUS hosted Program Guest, JAY McCRACKEN last week as Jay readies for the office of PC Schools Superintendent. Jay is a past Rotarian and well-known community leader in and around his �home base� in Marshall County, where he has taught elementary grades for 25 years, served as Mayor of Henry and on the Marshall County Board, very active in a number of community and educational projects, including Youth Service Bureau, MP Fair Board and Freedom House! Jay and Kim are proud parents of a daughter, Megan, now married & very busy in Bloomington!

LITTLE LEAGUE NIGHT JUNE 10

We�re back in business with our sponsorship of �Hot Dogs In The Park� Night at Mark Park (in Mark!) to honor our Rotary Team, the opposing ZTL team and all coaches whose efforts make the great summer athletics program possible !! RICK, CATHY, & DARRELL join BRAD RON & MATT will chair the event; VOLUNTEERS PLEASE � dinner will be served at 6 pm !!!

WUZZUP??

NEXT WEEK ďż˝ May 29: Jeno Bonucchi hosts!
TUESDAY, June 3: Breakfast Board Meeting at Morenos
THURSDAY, June 5: CLUB ASSEMBLY ( & Chicken! )
TUESDAY, June 10: HOT DOGS IN THE (MARK) PARK, 6pm
THURSDAY, June 12: LaSALLE ROTARY TRIVIA NIGHT!
THURSDAY, June 19: Chauntelle Biagi-Brewer�s 1st Program!
THURSDAY, June 26: Installation Night at Verucchis !!!
THURSDAY, July 3: Rick says NO MEETING (holiday eve!)
THURSDAY, July 10: CLUB ASSEMBLYs!
THURSDAY, July 17: Janice Brannon to host (if in the US!)
THURSDAY, July 24: Sean Brannon is scheduled to host!
THURSDAY, July 31: INTERACT PICNIC at Granville Park, 6pm ďż˝ bring a dish (or two) to pass!! We will be hosting PCHS students interested in launching a new INTERACT CLUB!

NOTE: Our �FIRESIDE CHAT� with new members concludes tonight, following our regular meeting � all are invited!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 15, 2008

Welcome! President DARRELL ALLEMAN presides, and BRAD ACUNCIUS hosts Program Guest, JAY McCRACKEN! Jay soon takes over the office of PC Schools Superintendent. Jay is a past Rotarian and well-known community leader in and around his �home base� in Marshall County, where he has taught elementary grades for 25 years, served as Mayor of Henry from 1989 to 2001, and since 2005 has served on the Marshall County Board � all while remaining very active in a number of community and educational projects, and all while finishing up his educational prerequisites for the new position!

Jay and Kim are proud parents of a daughter, Megan, now of Bloomington, who we may recall was a guest of Granville Rotary�s Ag Nite 2003 while attending ISU and serving as MP Fair Queen! Rotary joins the community in welcoming the McCrackens to Putnam County!
WELCOME, JAY!

SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED

Congrats to BRITTANY MENNIE, daughter of David and Annette Mennie of rural Mark, our Co-Op Student of the Year ($100 ed. voucher) and our Knute Hammel Award Recipient ($500 for college), and congrats to AMANDA LUTES, granddaughter of Don and Kathleen Junker of Magnolia, our Bill Klein Memorial Scholarship recipient. Darrell & Scott were on hand last night to make the presentations. Congrats to ALL graduating seniors!!!

ALL ABOARD?

REED WILSON presented his own program last week, updating us on the nearly-a-reality Port of LaSalle Heritage Tourism Attraction at Lock 14 on the Illinois-Michigan Canal � opening VERY soon! Reed says �we�re almost there� in describing the long process of obtaining approval, funding, construction, and eventual transportation of the 76-foot replica canal boat, by land, to LaSalle! Once in place, the boat will be open for tours, staffed by �period role actors� from the 1840�s, called �The Volunteer� to reflect the work of LaSalle Rotarians in restoring and renovating the canal to make this project possible. Reed says the Illinois-Michigan Canal is the nation�s VERY FIRST National Heritage Corridor!

CLUB NEWS

1. ��Our Rotary Trivia Team did NOT finish first at the PCEF Trivia Bowl last Saturday, but we DID FINISH � and we�re proud of it! Meanwhile, somehow, our cheerleaders got drafted into a competing team!! We collectively knew a LOT of STUFF, but others knew even more!!! This was the warmer-up for our next event, June 12 in LaSalle.
2. ��Our host, Linda Moreno, has advised her Rotary dinner price will go up to $12 all inclusive. Any comments? Let Darrell or a Board Member know, as we will need to address this shortly. 3. ��Our plans for a hot dog dinner honoring our Rotary Little League Team, their Granville ZTL opponents, and all coaches are hatching for 6pm on Tues, June 10 at the Mark Park in Granville!

WELCOME TO ROTARY!

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May 8, 2008

Welcome! President DARRELL ALLEMAN presides and REED WILSON will present his own Program tonight, bringing us up to nautical speed in regard to the Port of LaSalle Heritage Tourism Attraction at Lock 14 on the Illinois-Michigan Canal ďż˝ opening

soon! WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

LAST WEEK�S CLUB ASSEMBLY

Items discussed included: (1) LaSalle Trivia Night -- Thursday, June 12 at Knights of Columbus, Downtown LaSalle, in lieu of our regular meeting-- dinner 6pm, trivia 7pm. (2) 50-50 Raffle Tickets launched, Kim will print, Lorraine will distribute, Lonna will post receipts, and Cathy gets the dough! (3) Formation of an Interact Club will be pursued at PCHS (UPDATE: Reed and Scott met with Supt. Bagley and Principal Peterson this Wednesday -- good response!) (4) AFTERGLOW: Approx $300 in the hole, so far. (UPDATE: Cathy says $3,943.99 was spent, using reserves of $555.93 and donations of $3,085.00, net deficit $303.06.) (5) PCEF Trivia Night ďż˝ GO TEAM! Tomorrow at PCHS ďż˝ 7pm!!

CONGRATS TO OUR RECENT 50-50 RAFFLE WINNERS! Kevin Kunkel, Brenda Bartoluzzi, Kaden Nauman, Terry Judd, Dr. Tony Ramirez, Krista Stokke, Pat Bielby, Christopher Villerreal, Jeanne Alleman & Brad Acuncius!

WELCOME, MERLE & DARLENE!

MERLE & DARLENE NORRIS of Granville were duly installed by BRUNO BUCHHOLZ last week warmly received ďż˝ and even spared a fine, when alerted to their new badges!!! Merle is a retiree of Operating Engineers Local 150 in Countryside (near Chicago), and Darlene has previously worked at Hennepin AND Granville Foods!

WELCOME, MERLE & DARLENE!

NOTE: Our �fireside chats� with new members will continue tonight, following our regular meeting....all are invited to attend!

PROGRAM SCHEDULE......

TOMORROW � PCEF TRIVIA NIGHT --- And we�ll be there!!
May 15 ďż˝ Brad Acuncius hosts our Program!
May 22 ďż˝ Darrell Alleman hosts!
May 29 ďż˝ Chauntelle hosts her first!
June 3 ďż˝ Tuesday AM Board meeting!
June 5 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY (& chicken night!)
June 12 ďż˝ Meet & Eat at LaSalle Rotary Trivia Bowl ďż˝ 6:00 pm at K of C, Downtown LaSalle ďż˝ instead of our regular meeting!
June 19 ďż˝ Jeno Bonucchi hosts!
June 26 � ANNUAL MEETING & INSTALLATION NIGHT � at Verucchi�s � Spouses & Guests too.... Details to follow!

PLEASE TELL YOUR BULLETIN EDITOR WHAT YOUR PROGRAM PLANS ARE ďż˝ FOR INCLUSION IN THE BULLETIN!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 1, 2008

Welcome! President DARRELL ALLEMAN ushers in the new month with tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY with LOTS to talk about � all good!

WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

LORRAINE TERANDO proudly hosted her son AARON as her Program Guest last week! Aaron shared some of his 8-year experience in the Air Force, serving in such places as Hawaii. Germany and Turkey! Aaron says he may want to return to the mid-east in a civilian capacity, but he�s holding his options open!

AFTERGLOW-- A Glowing Success!

Another AFTERGLOW, and another � even greater success! Thanks to Chair DANIELLE STODDARD and to everyone who pitched in --and stayed awake-- prom-goers had an absolutely enjoyable, and truly memorable post-prom experience last Saturday -- a very worthwhile effort... and �fun for all concerned!� We had 103 signed in by 12:30 pm, 110 all total, with most students staying until the very end of the auction. We are also happy to hear that there were no incidents or accidents that night -- proof positive that kids can have a great time while also safe and substance-free! And CATHY reports that we may nearly break even due a healthy carry-over and many generous donations!!!

TWO NEW MEMBERS TONIGHT!

MERLE & DARLENE NORRIS of Granville were proposed two weeks ago, MERLE having been proposed by DARRELL ALLEMAN and DARLENE by JIM MACK, and now having received Board and Club approval will be installed tonight as members of the GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB! Merle is a retiree of Operating Engineers Local 150 in Countryside (near Chicago), and Darlene has previously worked at Hennepin AND Granville Foods! WELCOME, MERLE & DARLENE!
We look forward to your Rotary membership!!

BOARDTALK!

The Board met this Tuesday, taking the following action: (1) Confirmed action to participate in LaSalle Trivia Night Thursday, June 12, and to attend in lieu of our regular meeting, and to pay team entry fee of $100. Members to pay their own dinner cost of about $10 each. Bring Guests! (2) 50-50 Raffle Tickets launched, hoping Kim will volunteer for printing, Lorraine for distributing, and Lonna for posting receipts. (3) Formation of an Interact Club to be re-pursued at PCHS. (4) We are still following-up on member sponsorship by banks. (5) Shelter Box Project � still a topic of discussion, we will arrange for a District speaker. (6) Our Granville Rotary Little League Team is �at bat� and we will try to schedule a �Hot Dogs In the Park� event with the team. (7) PCEF Trivia Night � Voted to sponsor a Rotary Team @ $100 on Friday, May 9 at PCHS � 7pm (good team practice for June 12!)

NEXT WEEK: REED WILSON HOSTS OUR PROGRAM !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 24, 2008

Welcome! President DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s meeting, and LORRAINE TERANDO proudly hosts our Program, featuring her son, AARON ! Aaron can tell some, but not all, of his 8-year experience in the Airforce, serving in such places as Hawaii and, outside the USA, in Germany and Turkey!

LONG SERVE THE QUEEN!

KRISTA STOKKE had the royal pleasure of introducing our Program Guest last week, MARSHALL-PUTNAM FAIR QUEEN AMANDA LUTES! Amanda resides with her grandparents, Don & Kathleen Junker, in Magnolia. Amanda is a very busy senior at PCHS with a near-perfect GPA and college plans to attend ISU in communications and business mgt. Amanda told us about the road to royalty and all her activities as our Queen For A Year, including parades, charity projects, youth events, and many public appearances ďż˝ including ours last week!

AFTERGLOW SET-UP TONIGHT!

The AFTERGLOW is upon us ďż˝ this Saturday!!!!! Danielle will lead the charge tonight as we head for the McNabb Community Building to set up the room... anyone able to help tomorrow with decorating can meet there at 8:30 am; Final decorating and balloon blowing (PLEASE COME AND HELP!) will be Saturday at 10 am. Saturday night Rotarians are to come at 10:00, other volunteers at 10:30 ďż˝ in white shirt & black pants, please!!

WELCOME, CHAUNTELLE!

CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER was initiated with a fine for not wearing her badge last week, after being installed by BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, �pinned� by co-Proposer CATHY OLIVERI, and officially welcomed by President DARRELL ALLEMAN and all members of the Club! Chauntelle joins under the classification of �GOVERNMENT SERVICES� reflecting her dual vocations (besides farming!) in the Sec�y of State�s office in LaSalle since �04 and as a member of the Putnam County Board since �02 � the youngest and first woman to serve on the Board!!

WELCOME TO ROTARY, CHAUNTELLE!

TWO NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED!

MERLE & DARLENE NORRIS of Granville were proposed for membership by PRESIDENT DARRELL last week, and upon Board and Club approval may be installed next Thursday! Merle is a retiree of Operating Engineers Local 150 in Countryside (near Chicago), and Darlene has previously worked at Hennepin AND Granville Foods! We look forward to their Rotary membership!!

COMING OUR WAY.....

DISTRICT CONFERENCE TOMORROW! Allemans, Shores & Serafinis will proudly and honorably represent our Club in Ottawa!

AFTERGLOW this Saturday! --& Remember snacks if signed up!

BOARD MEETING is moved up to NEXT TUES., APRIL 29!!

CLUB ASSEMBLY NEXT THURSDAY ďż˝ and chicken, Darrell!!

REED WILSON hosts our Program on MAY 8!

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OPPORTUNITIES KNOCKING.....

HERE IS A LIST OF OTHER AREA ROTARY MEETINGS.....TRY A COUPLE!
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or visit:

MONDAYS: Henry Noon AT TE OLD BOWLING ALLEY - INTERSECTION OF 29 AND 18 AND LASALLE - NOON AT lOCK 16, CORNER OF 1ST AND JOLIET (RTE 351).
Wenona -- Noon at the Am. Legion; TUESDAYS: Princeton -- 11:45 AM at the Elks Lodge.
WEDNESDAYS: Ottawa -- Noon at Koolies, and Lacon -- Noon at Club LaCon
THURSDAYS: -- IV Sunrise, 7:00 AM at Maples; Toluca -- Noon at Suds
FRIDAYS: Ottawa Sunrise -- 7:15 AM at CHO Hospital; Peru -- Noon at the Maples.

FOR 30,140 MORE OPPORTUNITIES : Check Out The Club�s RI Directory, Or Visit On Line: ROTARY.ORG!

Note the new Scrapbook Page of our Website--accessible from the home page!

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