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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 17, 2008

Welcome! President DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s meeting, and KRISTA STOKKE has the pleasure of introducing our Program Guest, our very own reigning MARSHALL-PUTNAM FAIR QUEEN, AMANDA LUTES!
Amanda and proud family Don & Kathleen Junker reside in Magnolia; Amanda is a senior at PCHS, active in numerous activities and charity fundraisers as well as St. Pat�s Church where she is an organist and a member of the choir. Carrying a 5.0+ grade point average, Amanda is a member of National Honors Society an Illinois State Scholar and a Prairie State Scholar, and she has been pre-accepted into ISU�s Honors Program when she embarks next fall upon a major in communications and minor in business mgt � and all this while serving as our FAIR QUEEN! We are honored to have Amanda return tonight to promote this year�s Fair & Pageant!
WELCOME!

ONCE UPON A ROTARY MEETING....

Those of us attending the PCHS Spring Musical thoroughly enjoyed the humor and talent presented by our students (including AMANDA LUTES as Lady Mabelle!!) � and the chance to support the presentation of ONCE UPON A MATTRESS! Our thanks to TOM SIMMONS for putting the plan together!!

Club Condolences to our host, Linda Moreno, on the loss of Linda�s daughter, Amy Drummond, on April 10. Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda and her family.

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT...

CHAUNTELLE BIAGI-BRUER becomes our newest member tonight, proposed by ADRIANE & CATHY, accepted on Board vote, and confirmed by the Club! BRUNO has the installation honors tonight, inducting Chauntelle under the classification of �GOVERNMENT SERVICES� � aptly fitting 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!!

WELCOME TO ROTARY, CHAUNTELLE!

. . . AND TWO PROPOSED!

Meet MERLE & DARLENE NORRIS of Granville, who will be proposed for membership by PRESIDENT DARRELL upon their second visit! Merle is a retiree of Operating Engineers Local 150 in Countryside (near Chicago), and Darlene has previously worked at Hennepin AND Granville Foods!
We welcome MERLE & DARLENE and look forward to their Rotary membership!!

AFTERGLOW NEXT WEEK!

DANIELLE STODDARD will be here tonight to confirm that all�s on track for this year�s post-prom AFTERGLOW CARNIVAL next Saturday, April 26! We�ll set the scene at McNabb Fire Station next Thursday after dinner; Decorators are to meet at 8:30 am Friday, Balloon-Blowers will meet at 10 am Saturday, Rotarians & spouses (and snacks if you�re signed up to bring some) are to be on deck at 10 pm, other volunteers at 10:30 pm � & please remember our �uniform� � white shirt, black pants!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 3, 2008

Welcome! President DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, providing an opportunity to discuss pending and impending service projects and goals! At the top of the list is the AFTERGLOW post-prom plan, several student scholarships, membership development with the possibility of a GUEST NITE, and a review of action taken by the Board at it�s meeting on Tuesday.
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

KORAH WINN WAS HERE!

ROTARY DIST. GOV. ELDON & �FIRST LADY� NANCY LEEMHUIS joined us last week with our District 6420�s returning AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLAR, KORAH WINN !! Sponsored by the Rock Falls Rotary Club -- and funded by our contributions to the Rotary Foundation -- Korah spent the prior school year at Queen�s University in Belfast, Ireland, pursuing a degree in �Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages,� and volunteering as a teacher for refugees.
If we ever wondered just how amazing our Ambassadorial Scholarship program might be, NOW WE KNOW !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JENO & MARGARET!

We joined the Bonucchi�s in celebration of their 90th birthdays! Congratulations, Jeno and Margaret...and many, many more!

Da Board Room....

The Board met this Tuesday, addressing the following items:
(1) Afterglow report � everything�s on track!
(2) Special Olympics request for contribution in same amount as prior year � and budgeted for $100 � approved by unanimous vote.
(3) Red Cross request for donations discussed and denied as we donate approximately $100 for food etc. to host the annual Good Friday Bloodmobile. On that subject, Scott Shore will send thank you notes if not yet done.
(4) Membership Development letter to banks � modified and approved. Members will follow up with the respective bank presidents. As further discussed, prospective members get to attend two Rotary meetings to be proposed for membership.
(5) Treasurer Cathy�s AG-NITE report: we were 9 meals short, likely including our presenter�s guests and a few FFA students lacking member-sponsors. Not bad, considering the rewards!!
(6) Scott will meet with School to gear up interest in our Club�s several scholarship and Youth Leadership Camp offerings.
(7) District Rotary Conference � Afterglow weekend, but we hope to attend en masse, on Friday, April 25, in Ottawa. No registration fee but they want our meal checks and reservations by April 10. WE CAN DO IT !

COMING UP.....

TOM SIMMONS hosts our Program on April 10, bringing us an up-date on the Elementary School project.
KRISTA STOKKE hosts the evening�s Program on April 17
LORRAINE TERANDO runs AFTERGLOW PREP April 24
HOP ABOARD -- DISTRICT CONFERENCE Fri, April 25
AFTERGLOW [ALL HANDS ON DECK!] Sat., April 26!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

March 27, 2008

Welcome! President DARRELL ALLEMAN has the pleasure of both presiding AND introducing our very special Program Guests!

DIST. GOV. ELDON & �FIRST LADY� NANCY LEEMHUIS join us tonight with our District 6420�s returning AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLAR, KORAH WINN !!

Sponsored by the Rock Falls Rotary Club -- and funded by our contributions to the Rotary Foundation -- Korah spent the prior school year at Queen�s University in Belfast, Ireland, pursuing a degree in �Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.�

Rotary�s Ambassadorial Scholarship is one of the most prestigious in the world, and by far the most complete as it includes being hosted by Rotarians overseas, the opportunity to serve as an ambassador of good will, and the chance to perform volunteer work in the hosting country. While in Ireland, Korah seized that opportunity, volunteering as a teacher for refugees.
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, KORAH !!

GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE SUCCESS !

With thanks to all who volunteered time, talent & blood, our Granville Rotary Good Friday Bloodmobile was a �flowing� success, with 49 donors of whom 29 were accepted including 5 first-time donors and several giving �double� for a total net draw of 50 pints! Special thanks to Chris & Sharon Kunkel, Tom Simmons and Adriane Shore who came to the rescue on late notice! We are also grateful to the PCHS National Honors Society who provided volunteer registrars and donor escorts!!

AGRI-BUSINESS NITE...
HONORING NATIONAL AG WEEK!

Nearly 100 Rotarians, guests, bank guests, FFA officers and friends attended our annual Agri-Business Nite two weeks ago, honoring National Agriculture Week. President DARRELL presided, BRAD ACUNCIUS made the arrangements, CHRIS KUNKEL stepped in to help chair the event, and SCOTT SHORE introduced our Speaker, DUANE ENGER, Dev. Mgr. of TradeWind Energy of Lenexa Kansas -- currently in the process of scouting the prospect of a wind farm project in Putnam County. Duane offered a first-hand report on the project, the process, and the profit prospects for those with land �on the ridge� leading southeast from the bend in the Illinois River through McNabb and on into LaSalle County. Key factors in the �Riverbend Farms� project, he said, include meteorological data indicating good wind currents, access and ability to connect to �the grid� of electrical power lines, and community support of local government and landowners who might be willing to enter into long-term leases for placement of wind turbine towers on their farm ground.

COMING UP.....

BOARD MEETING -- April 1, 7am.... REALLY!
CLUB ASSEMBLY (& chicken!) � April 3
TOM SIMMONS hosts our Program on April 10
KRISTA STOKKE hosts the evening�s Program on April 17
LORRAINE TERANDO runs AFTERGLOW PREP April 24
HOP ABOARD -- DISTRICT CONFERENCE Fri, April 25
AFTERGLOW [ALL HANDS ON DECK!] Sat., April 26!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY
AGRI-BUSINESS NITE !

March 13, 2008

Welcome to GRANVILLE ROTARY AGRI-BUSINESS NITE! Club President DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over our meeting, CHRIS KUNKEL chairs the event, and SCOTT SHORE will introduce our Program Speaker, DUANE ENGER! Mr. Enger is Development Manager of TradeWind Energy of Lenexa Kansas, currently in the process of scouting the prospect of a wind farm project in Putnam County. Our Program offers a first-hand report on the project, the process, and the prospects for our communities -- with the opportunity to ask questions of Mr. Enger and the TradeWind staff who will remain �on site� in PC.

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 100 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, Hennepin, 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 TO 8:00 PM - AT MORENO�S ON MAIN IN McNABB!
YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT GRANVILLE ROTARY!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

February 28, 2008

WELCOME, ROTARIANS & GUESTS ! El Presidente DARRELL ALLEMAN presides, and ADRIANE SHORE hosts tonight�s Program, featuring LITERACY.... with special Program Guest RONDA VACCA --- Literacy Coach for the Putnam County School System! Ronda and her husband Pete are home-grown PC natives, PCHS grads... Ronda having returned with a bachelors in Elementary Education from U of Missouri, experience as a second grade teacher, third grade teacher and literacy coach in other districts, a Masters in Education from William Woods University in Fulton Missouri, and two daughters of her own! Reaffirming our own commitment to �spreading the word� about literacy, Rotary applauds the dedication of our guest and continuing efforts of our schools, in providing the essentials of literacy to our PC students!

WELCOME, RONDA VACCA !

AFTERGLOW COMMITTEE TO MEET Those on the AFTERGLOW COMMITTEE (Lorraine, Rick, Jane, Scott, Adriane, Kim & Matt) -- & any others willing and able -- will hold an organizational meeting at the home of DANIELLE STODDARD -------- this Sunday March 2, at 2pm!

RECENT $50 50-50 RAFFLE WINNERS:

Ardene Peterson, Jeanne Alleman, CK (For The Animal Shelter!), Bruce Filbrandt, Connor Lenkaitis, Kim Kettman (for The Food Pantry!), Pat Applebee of �Celebrations,� and Cathy Oliveri !!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM...

SCOTT SHORE hosted last week�s Pogram Speaker, lined up by CATHY OLIVERI, welcoming a Spring Valley police officer and Drug Task Force agent with a view of the street we never see..... Ed explained that the Task Force is a coalition of local community police officers who pool their resources, and sources, to intercept drug traffic, manufacture, sale and use in our local communities. Though plagued by funding limitations and even a tight budget for undercover drug purchases, Ed and other agents in the field get creative and stay ahead of the criminals through diligence, long and very late �business hours,� and a positive work ethic that inspires success! What we DON�T see of their work, is what�s keeping our communities and schools safe & substance-free!! Thanks for lining up a great program, Cathy!

LAST CALL FOR DUES

We have paid your dues bill to Rotary � if you haven�t already done so, please PAY to cover the check we just wrote!!!!

COMING UP:

AFTERGLOW Committee will meet at Danielle Stoddard�s 2 pm this Sunday, March 2; Board meets next Tuesday am, March 4; Club Assembly (& CHICKEN!) here on March 6 ...We host AGRI-BUSINESS NITE on March 13 at the McNabb Community Building -- $12 ea, purchase tickets IN ADVANCE � and bring guests or sponsor an FFA student! We will have NO MEETING on �Holy Thursday� March 20; GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE is on March 21; AND... on March 27 District Governor Eldon Leemhuis brings �06-07 Ambassadorial Scholar Korah Winn (returning from Ireland) --- INVITE A SPOUSE!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

February 21, 2008

HAPPY 103RD BIRTHDAY !

WELCOME, ROTARIANS & GUESTS ! We�re looking forward to President Darrell�s return from Cancun � with plenty of snow and ice to greet him! As tonight�s Program Speaker, lined up by CATHY OLIVERI and hosted by SCOTT SHORE, we welcome a very special guest, an Inspector with the Illinois State Police Drug Task Force headquartered in Springfield! We�re in for some surprising information about the war on drugs and the strategies that are employed in battle. WELCOME, INSPECTOR!

SEEMS LIKE JUST LAST WEEK...

....that we were celebrating VALENTINES DAY with some valentine-themed trivia, some very welcomed guests, and a Program that opened our hearts to the tremendous efforts of HABITAT FOR HUMANITY!

RICK SERAFINI hosted the Program, introducing his Guests, Duane & Julie Carpenter of Granville. Duane says �Habitat� has now built over 250,000 homes in the US and worldwide, providing affordable housing & pride of ownership for lower income families otherwise unable to break out of the �rent cycle.� Duane has participated in building projects in Chile and Costa Rica. Now, as President of the LaSalle-Bureau-Putnam chapter, he has turned his measuring tape toward two local projects in Spring Valley & Princeton. The organization operates without any government money, relying on contributions, in-kind donations of materials, and lots of willing volunteers!

CELEBRATE ROTARY�S 103RD ! Founded in Chicago on February 23, 1905, Rotary has grown steadily since, reaching every part of the world with cultural exchange programs and humanitarian aid. We truly are part of an organization making a difference in our world !

DUES?

We�re about to pay our dues bill to Rotary � so if you haven�t yet paid, please do so asap to cover the check we�re about to write!!!!

AFTERGLOW COMMITTEE TO MEET

Those on the AFTERGLOW COMMITTEE (Lorraine, Rick, Jane, Scott, Adriane, & Matt) -- and any others willing and able -- will hold an organizational meeting at the home of DANIELLE STODDARD in Mark on Sunday, March 2, at 2pm. See you there!

COMING SOON:

Adriane Shore hosts �Literacy Coach� Ronda Vacca next week! AFTERGLOW Committee will meet at Danielle Stoddard�s 2 pm Sunday, March 2; Board meets on Tuesday am, 3/4; Club Assembly (& CHICKEN!) on 3/6 ...We host AGRI-BUSINESS NITE on 3/13 at the McNabb Community Building -- $12 ea, purchase tickets IN ADVANCE � and bring guests or sponsor an FFA student! We will have an abbreviated meeting (no program) on �Holy Thursday� 3/20 -- the day before our GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE on 3/21; AND... on 3/27 District Governor Eldon Leemhuis is coming our way with 2006-07 Ambassadorial Scholar Korah Winn --- sharing highlights of her year in Northern Ireland... INVITE A SPOUSE!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY....
and
HAPPY VALENTINE�S DAY!

February 14, 2008

WELCOME, ROTARIANS, SPOUSES & GUESTS! VICE PRES & PROGRAM HOST RICK SERAFINI is tonight�s CUPID-IN-CHARGE, with President Darrell & his Valentine roughing it somewhere south of the border in Cancun!..... Tonight�s meeting includes a VALENTINE�S TRIVIA CONTEST, soon to be followed by a very special PROGRAM to be presented by Rick�s Special Guest, DUANE CARPENTER! Duane serves as President of Habitat for Humanity of Putnam, Bureau and LaSalle Counties, and has been involved in home construction projects locally and internationally � with multiple stories (to tell, at least!!)

WELCOME TO ROTARY, DUANE!

TWO WEEKS AGO...

LARRY PRIEST hosted SHERIFF KEVIN DOYLE as Program Guest two weeks ago, to share the good and bad news in law enforcement, including the triumph of wrapping up a 1996 homicide, stepping into the next phase of 911 services, ways to protect ourselves from identity theft and credit card fraud, the good and bad of our jail being in use to the max, how criminal property forfeitures are being put to good use, and the positive effect drug testing at PCHS, and how we came to nab funds for an extra PC deputy!
THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, LARRY!

LAST WEEK�S CLUB ASSEMBLY

Our Club Assembly last week included:
(1) discussion of ways in which we can help support the world-wide work of Rotary Foundation....FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN�T CONTRIBUTED... you can become a Sustaining Member for $50... The Club will match your $50 to give you instant credit for $100 in the fund, and DARRELL pledges to add $100 credit to one new sustaining member �we�ll have a drawing next week in celebration of Rotary�s 103rd Birthday!! AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALREADY SUSTAINING MEMBERS.... donate $25 and you qualify for a chance to win an EXTRA $100 credit next week, to be donated by the CLUB! and
(2) In other business, we agreed to contribute $75 toward Jennifer Twardowski�s college ag trip to Moscow next month � setting a policy for consideration of such travel contributions when a student is traveling primarily for educational purposes, with a recognized educational group, and with condition of the student hopefully reporting back to our Club!

COMING SOON: Scott Shore hosts on 2/21, and Adriane hosts on LITERACY 2/28, AFTERGLOW COMMITTEE will meet at Danielle Stoddard�s on Sunday, March 2, at 2 pm; Board meets on Tuesday am, 3/4. Club Assembly on 3/6 ...Our Annual Agri-Business Nite blows in on 3/13 at the McNabb Community Building & Fire Hall -- $12 per person, purchase tickets IN ADVANCE! ---Bring a guest, or sponsor an FFA student! Abbreviated meeting (no program) on �Holy Thursday� 3/20. GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE on Friday 3/21, AND a special Program to be introduced on 3/27 by District Governor Eldon Leemhuis, featuring Korah Winn, our District�s 2006-2007 Ambassadorial Scholar--now back from a year in Northern Ireland!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 31, 2008

WELCOME ! DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s meeting, and LARRY PRIEST HOSTS, bringing back SHERIFF KEVIN DOYLE as Program Guest � here to share the good and bad of 2007, and what we might be on the watch for in 2008! WELCOME BACK TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, KEVIN!

LAST WEEK...

BRAD POPURELLA hosted �UNCLE RON� POPURELLA, Oglesby Fire Chief and a 30+ year veteran of the Oglesby firefighting force, as Program Speaker last week. Ron shared with us the experience of being part of a firefighter response team from numerous municipalities in Illinois, organized through a cooperative network called MABAS � Mutual Aid Box Alarm System. dispatched to the New Orleans area immediately following Hurricane Katrina, over Labor Day weekend 2005. Under direction of the military, and �indirection� of FEMA, Brad and others suffered the heat, lack of sleep or anywhere TO sleep, rationed food and water, and a very difficult assignment to search and recover dead bodies in the wreckage of homes and businesses in an abandoned city in St. Bernard Parrish, just outside New Orleans. It was an experience the firefighters will likely never forget. Brad and Ron are part of a family firefighting tradition that has included seven of their family including both Brad�s parents, on Oglesby�s volunteer �paid response� fire department. --- truly a family who knows the meaning of SERVICE ABOVE SELF!

WHAT�S NEXT?

Club Assembly 2/7, (Old) Board meeting bright and early on Tuesday, 2/5, Rick Serafini hosts on Valentines Day, 2/14, Scott Shore is to host a secret program being lined up by Cathy O. on 2/21, and Adriane hosts a LITERACY program on 2/28, followed by a meeting of the (Old) Board on 3/4 and Club Assembly on 3/6 !! Our Annual Agri-Business Nite will include a �WINDY� Program on 3/13 at the McNabb Community Building & Fire Hall. We will have an abbreviated meeting (no program) due to �Holy Thursday� 3/20, GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE on Friday 3/21, AND a special Program to be introduced on 3/27 by District Governor Eldon Leemhuis, featuring Korah Winn, our District�s 2006-2007 Ambassadorial Scholar--now back from a year in Northern Ireland!

WHAT�S SO GREAT ABOUT ROTARY??

Funny you should ask! Ask any Rotarian, and you�ll get a different answer � because there as many facets to Rotarians� enjoyment of Rotary as there are Rotarians � 1.2 million of e�em! There are a few common themes, though..... a GREAT way to meet and enjoy friendships with other members of the Putnam County community with whom we normally have no chance to even visit...... a GREAT way to take a break during our very busy week, combining it with dinner & dessert, friendly fellowship, an interesting program, & quick planning of any service projects in the works � all efficiently but enjoyably in the space of just 1 � hours (!).....and along with all that, a GREAT way to be a part of an organization helping others, here in PC and everywhere world-wide.

NOW, AREN�T YOU GLAD YOU ASKED!!?

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 24, 2008

WELCOME ! DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s GUEST NIGHT, and BRAD POPURELLA hosts our Program! Brad�s keepin� it in the family tonight, hosting �UNCLE RON� POPURELLA, Oglesby Fire Chief and a 30+ year veteran of the Oglesby firefighting force � a family tradition among Popurellas, also including Brad�s father who was Fire Chief for many years, and Brad himself, who has served as a firefighter and retains his State certification! Exemplifying that firefighters are always ready to step in when help is most needed, our guest and several other local emergency personnel rushed to New Orleans to offer emergency aid in the immediate wake of Hurricane Katrina two years ago. Ron will tell us about that experience.

WELCOME, RON � AND ALL ROTARIANS & GUESTS!

WHAT�S NEXT?

Larry Priest hosts on 1/31, Club Assembly 2/7, (Old) Board meeting bright and early on Tuesday, 2/5, Rick Serafini hosts on Valentines Day, 2/14, Scott Shore switched with Adriane to host on 2/21, and Adriane hosts on 2/28, followed by a meeting of the (Old) Board on 3/4 and Club Assembly on 3/6 !! Our Annual Agri-Business Nite will include a �WINDY� Program on 3/13. We will have an abbreviated meeting due to �Holy Thursday� 3/20, GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE on Friday 3/21, AND a special Program to be introduced on 3/27 by District Governor Eldon Leemhuis, featuring Korah Winn, our District�s 2006-2007 Ambassadorial Scholar--now back from a year in Northern Ireland!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

CATHY OLIVERI hosted our Program last week, featuring TRACIE HAAGE, now in her THIRD YEAR as a Girl Scout leader, following the Daisy, Brownie and Junior footsteps of her two daughters� participation! Granville has girls involved at each of these levels, all headed toward the next level for girls 11-17. There were 34 girls involved in scouting last hear, increased to 55 this year, in a total of five troops all meeting on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at UCC. They have taken on some huge projects, including the Christmas stocking project to send gifts, candy, drawings and cards to soldiers in Iraq � 205 in all !! � and next will come the cookies ! Those willing can now designate boxes to be sent overseas � just $3.50 a box and donations will help cover shipping.

Thanks for hosting, Cathy!!!

WHAT�S SO GREAT ABOUT ROTARY??

Funny you should ask! Ask any Rotarian, and you�ll get a different answer � because there as many facets to Rotarians� enjoyment of Rotary as there are Rotarians � 1.2 million of e�em! There are a few common themes, though..... a GREAT way to meet and enjoy friendships with other members of the Putnam County community with whom we normally have no chance to even visit...... a GREAT way to take a break during our very busy week, combining it with dinner & dessert, friendly fellowship, an interesting program, & quick planning of any service projects in the works � all efficiently but enjoyably in the space of just 1 � hours (!).....and along with all that, a GREAT way to be a part of an organization helping others, here in PC and everywhere world-wide.

NOW, AREN�T YOU GLAD YOU ASKED!!?

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WELCOME ! DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s meeting, and CATHY OLIVERI hosts our Program! Welcome, all, to Granville Rotary Club!

CONGRATS TO THE NEW BOARD

The Board of Directors for �08-�09, elected on January 3, will automatically include Darrell Alleman and Rick Serafini, and by unanimous vote will also include Matt Hostetter, Jerry Kriewald, Ron McNeill, Tom Simmons, Krista Stokke, and Lorraine Terando! The new Board met and elected LORRAINE TERANDO as our next VP for 2008-2009, succeeding to Club President for the following year, 2009-2010! President-Elect Rick Serafini also re-appointed CATHY OLIVERI as Treasurer and SCOTT SHORE as Secretary for the coming year, with consent of the new Board.

CONGRATS, AND THANKS, TO ALL!

WHAT�S NEXT?

Brad Popurella hosts our Program on GUEST NITE, 1/24, and Larry Priest hosts on 1/31, Club Assembly 2/7, Rick Serafini on Valentines Day, 2/14, Scott Shore switched with Adriane to host on 2/21, and Adriane hosts on 2/28, followed by a meeting of the Current Board on 3/4 and Club Assembly on 3/6 !!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

Rick Keating and his wife, Deb from Varna attended our meeting last Thursday night as guests of Program Host LONNA NAUMAN. Rick has been a Civil War re-enactor for over 20 years. He is president of the 104th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and he's a past owner and editor of the Re-enactors Journal. He is also past president of the Marshall County Historical Society. Rick had an ancestor from Wenona who served in the 104th. Rick told about the LaSalle County Regiment's battles and activities during the Civil War.

THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, LONNA!

GUEST NITE NEXT WEEK!

THIS IS OUR CHANCE to invite friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and any one else who might enjoy a night out, and the possibility of joining Granville Rotary!! All potential members will be the guest of the Club � so invite FREELY!!! If you do not yet have a guest lined up for the meeting, FIND ONE � or TWO ! We will hope for a great turn-out next week! And remember � we need all MEMBERS here also!!

Membership is the key to Rotary�s success...

benefiting both the Club and the Individual. Certainly, the Club grows in strength and in fellowship with every new member. Likewise, the new member has the opportunity to meet and share experiences with new friends and to participate in worthy service projects benefiting our own communities and the whole globe, on a local and international level. Share Rotary!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 3, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

WELCOME ! DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, starting the year out with an action-packed agenda including:
(1) Review of our holiday Projects;
(2) Plans for our next GUEST NITE on January 24;
(3) ELECTIONS for 2008-09 and appointment of one current Board Member;
(4) Preliminary planning for AG NITE on March 20, BLOODMOBILE on March 21, and AFTERGLOW on April 26; and...
(5) a review of Board Action taken yesterday, January 2 !

DECEMBER NEWS ROUNDUP...

RON McNEILL presented a fascinating Program December 13, recounting the travels of fifteen local volunteers, including himself and Krista Stokke, to Biloxi Mississippi one year ago... the group assisted with the UCC Back Bay Mission�s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, providing an array of services including home reconstruction to serve �the poor and marginalized.� They hope to organize a second trip for this February 23!

BRUCE FILBRANDT put together all the trimmings for a GREAT Rotary Holiday Party on December 20 at SAMMS, topped off by a �white elephant gift� bingo tournament skillfully engineered by JENO BONNUCHI & RICK SERAFINI !

WHAT�S NEXT? Lonna Nauman on 1/10, Cathy Oliveri on 1/17, Brad Popurella on GUEST NITE, 1/24, and Larry Priest on 1/31, Club Assembly 2/7, Rick Serafini on Valentines Day, 2/14, Adriane Shore on 2/21, Scott Shore on 2/28, Club Assembly 3/6 !!

HOLIDAY PROJECTS..... FANTASTIC!

CATHY OLIVERI reports that all went well with this year�s TOYS IN THE PANTRY PROJECT, much to the credit of many generous donors, a LOT of hard work & organization, not to mention their shopping �til dropping and wrapping til..........(9PM)!

MATT HOSTETTER rounded up the help of several of us to help deliver PC FOOD PANTRY Christmas Baskets & our own �Toys In the Pantry� ---much appreciated by the Food Pantry volunteers & especially by all those to whom we made deliveries!

RICK SERAFINI did a great job of organizing and setting sail to this year�s SENIOR CITIZENS� POINSETTIA DELIVERY Project, with the help of LOTS of Rotarians, and most of the PCHS Varsity Basketball Team --and the continuing generosity of the VanWingerdens & Mid-American Growers!!! Nearly 700 beautiful (& many colorfully frost-painted) plants were delivered in all !!

BOARD ACTION.....

Our Board met this Wednesday, taking the following action:
(1) Voted to donate $100 to UCC�s next mission trip to Biloxi (on Rotary�s 103rd birthday!) Feb. 23;
(2) Dues for Jan-June will remain at $50 (plus $2 for each meeting missed & not made up during the past 6 months);
(3) Memorial Scholarship accounts reviewed; consensus to continue to use general account to fund awards, while allowing scholarship accounts to accrue & grow.

ELECTIONS TONIGHT! And the nominees (thus far) are..... Matt Hostetter, Jerry Kriewald, Ron McNeill, Tom Simmons, Krista Stokke, and Lorraine Terando. Nominations remain open... 6 to be elected, to serve with Darrell & Rick.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 13, 2007

WELCOME ! DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s meeting, and RON McNEILL will present a Program worth presenting, on a road worth traveling, to Biloxi Mississippi... Fifteen volunteers from PC made the trek last year to help with the Back Bay Mission�s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. What they saw, and how they were able to help those in need, will be the subject of Ron�s (Judy Hopkins�) powerpoint presentation tonight.
Others who participated, in addition to Ron, were: Cyndy and Gary Bruch, Amanda Hopkins and Andy Callaci (and their dog, Mozart!), Harold Faletti, Chris Fiedler, Connie Hartman, Luke Holly, Judy Hopkins, Karen Karczewski, Dave Larson, Rachel Merschon, Joe Panier, and our very own Krista Stokke!
Our �hats� are off to these volunteers for Service Above Self !

LAST WEEK.....

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY included review of Board minutes and approval of proposed members; discussion of plans for poinsettia distribution this coming Saturday, financial update on Toys In The Pantry, and a reminder of our plans for a Club Christmas Party next Thursday at SAMMS in Hennepin � bring one $5-$10 wrapped gag gift per family, to be used for BINGO prizes following dinner! SEE YOU AT SAMMS NEXT WEEK!

THIS SATURDAY: POINSETTIA DELIVERIES! We are to meet at Mid-American Growers --office door area -- at 9am!

ELECTION TIME !

Nominations are OPEN for 6 positions on the Club�s Board of Directors, starting tonight! These six, along with Darrell and Rick, will select our next VP (succeeding to President on July 1, 2009), and will take office on July of 2008.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!

JERRY KRIEWALD is to be among the first to be installed as a member of Rotary this month, proposed for membership by MATT HOSTETTER, approved by the Board, and published to Club last Thursday! Jerry owns the local Stanley Steemer franchise providing contract cleaning services in seven area-wide counties! Jerry and his wife, LYDIA (of Peru Starbucks fame) have two children, Josh (age 13), and Natasha (age 15). They reside at Fish �n� Fun.

BOB & DARLENE COFOID have been proposed for membership by DARRELL ALLEMAN, approved by the Board, announced to the Club and will also be installed if available tonight! BOB & DARLENE own the Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Home AND Bob serves as PC�s Death Investigator !!

BRAD POPURELLA is expected to pop the question to his bride shortly, and we stand ready to install KRISTINA POPURELLA if she�ll have us! Kristina is a CADD Operator � an occupation she�s very qualified to explain! The Popurellas� have one small future Rotarian at home, keeping them busy on an already busy schedule!!!

WELCOME, ALL, TO ROTARY !

NEXT WEEK: CHRISTMAS PARTY! � SAMMS � 6:30pm -- $15 ea & one wrapped gag gift (per member), worth $5 to $10 !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 6, 2007

WELCOME ! DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with several good items on the agenda, including: (1) Board Action taken this past Tuesday; (2) New Members to be proposed! (3) Upcoming Projects: Toys In the Pantry and Poinsettia Deliveries; (4) ELECTIONS! (5) Christmas Party December 20! ... and MORE!!!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

OUR GUESTS last Thursday included Beth Mack, Kristina Popurella, Bob and Darlene Cofoid, and Jerry Kriewald � along with Jim Mack�s Program Guest, DAVE LENZ of Lacon! Our guest gave a few pretty good reasons for joining Rotary, offering a chance to meet & network with others, to participate in service projects --both locally and globally, and to find creative ways to make a project work, such as Lacon Rotary�s cartoon-town art, created to raise money to build the Lacon Rotary Centennial Pavilion & community stage � good for all concerned! As Davey said, Rotary Founder Paul Harris� vision still works!! We hope to enjoy the future company of our guests as Rotarians(!) Thankyou, Jim for hosting the Program!

COMING UP .....

RON McNEILL hosts our Program on Dec. 13; Poinsettia Deliveries at VanWingerdens 9am on Saturday, Dec. 15; Christmas Party at SAMMS on Thurs., Dec. 20; Food Pantry & Toy Deliveries at UCC Church 8am on Saturday, Dec. 22!

CONDOLENCES to the family and fellow Rotarians of DON NELSON, who passed away on Wednesday, November 28 at age 90. A Charter Member of our Club, Don had originally been a member of the Varna Rotary Club, our sponsor. His father-in-law, J. Turner Mills, spearheaded the effort and later became Rotary District Governor. Don and Helen Jean were both Paul Harris Fellows. He had been ill for several years, unable to attend but always a strong supporter of our Club.

NO BOREDOM IN THE BOARD ROOM!

We may have it! The Board met this Tuesday, addressing the following items: (1) Guests last week who expressed interest in membership were approved for membership, subject to Club approval and attendance at one additional meeting; (2) Poinsettia Plans.... nearly 700 plants to be delivered... vans and drivers needed... varsity bball players will help too! (3) Voted to up the budget for Sunshine Committee flower purchases to $50 for death of a Rotarian, $40 for spouse, child or parent, $30 (once a year) for a hospitalized Rotarian, Also approved $50 purchase for Christmas gift. (4) Next Guest Nite will be January 24 � plan your invitation list now � potential members eat free! (5) The Board accepted (with regret) Bruce Filbrandt�s retirement from the Board (but not the Club!) effective 12-31. The Board voted in a replacement, subject to acceptance, then to be announced. (6) Nominations are now open for six members on next year�s Board, to take office with President Rick and then-to-be past President Darrell on July 1. That Board will elect one of its members as VP, to succeed Rick as President on July 1, 2009... STEP RIGHT UP ! ! ! !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY GUEST NITE !

November 29, 2007

Welcome to GRANVILLE ROTARY GUEST NITE!
Club President DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over our meeting, and JIM MACK hosts tonight�s Program Guest, DAVEY LENZ ! Our guest is known in & around Lacon for the many hats he wears (some stranger than others!), with many community interests including � coincidentally � ROTARY! WELCOME, DAVEY LENZ & ALL GUESTS !

WHEN WE LAST MET�..

CHRISTINA JUDD hosted our Program two weeks ago, featuring Attorney ROGER BOLIN, along with surprise guests Abraham Lincoln and Israel Putnam!! Roger shared with us the significance of some recent additions to the Putnam County Courthouse, offering visitors a well-presented glimpse of our County�s history and heritage! Included among the items on display is an original plate print of our County�s namesake, Gen. Israel Putnam, who was known for his direction at Bunker Hill to not shoot �til you see the whites of their eyes........ and then, shoot low!� Another item is the likeness of a 1845 letter from Abe Lincoln to Williamson & Madison Durley, and an early photo of Abe from that same era. We are thankful to Roger for the Program, and for the gifts of these items to the County � stop by the Courthouse to see the display!!!

WHAT�S ROTARY ?

It�s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....celebrating 100 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 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

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 15, 2007

WELCOME ! SCOTT SHORE presides, and CHRISTINA JUDD hosts our Program, to be presented by ATTORNEY ROGER BOLIN! We�re about to learn what�s new, historical, and worth seeing, at the Putnam County Courthouse!! Roger has generously put into motion several ideas, enhancing our Courthouse�s historic charm and providing a portrayal of some aspects of our County�s heritage for all Courthouse visitors to see and forever appreciate.

THANK YOU, ROGER.... for tonight�s Program, and for your generosity �of historic proportions!�

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

TRICIA BOTH was here last week with an uplifting report on a program that works, and works well, for PC jr. high and high school students! The AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM offers homework help, snacks, arts & crafts, physical exercise, AND free bus transportation home, for participating students every Monday & Wednesday. The program is donation-driven, volunteer-assisted, and definitely �beneficial to all concerned!�

Next Week -- No Meeting! Thurs, Nov. 29 --- GUEST NIGHT ! Tues, Dec. 4 � Breakfast Board Meeting; Thurs, Dec. 6 � CLUB ASSEMBLY (& CHICKEN!!!); Thurs, Dec. 13 � Ron McNeill hosts! Sat, Dec. 15 � Poinsettia Deliveries! Weds, Dec. 19 � TOY WRAPPIN� NITE! Thurs, Dec. 20 � ROTARY PARTY AT SAMMS! Sat, Dec. 22 � FOOD & TOY DELIVERIES!

A Letter to Williamson & Madison Durley �

Springfield, October 3, 1845

Friend Durley:
When I saw you at home, it was agreed that I should write to you and your brother Madison. Until I then saw you, I was not aware of your being what is generally called an abolitionist, or, as you call yourself, a Liberty man; though I well knew there were many such in your county. I was glad to hear you say that you intend to attempt to bring about, at the next election in Putnam, a union of the whigs proper, and such of the liberty men, as are whigs in principle on all questions save only that of slavery. So far as I can perceive, by such union, neither party need yield any thing on the point in difference between them. If the whig abolitionists of New York had voted with us last fall, Mr. Clay would now be president, whig principles in the ascendant, and Texas not annexed; whereas by the division, all that either hat at stake in the contest, was lost. An, indeed, it was extremely probably, beforehand, that such would be the result. As I always understood, the Liberty�men deprecated the annexation of Texas extremely; and, this being so, why they should refuse to so cast their votes as to prevent it, even to me seemed wonderful. What was their process of reasoning, I can only judge from what a single one of them told me. It was this: "We are not to do evil that good may come." This general proposition is doubtless correct; but did it apply? If by your votes you could have prevented the extension [sic], &c., of slavery, would it not have been good and not evil so to have used your votes, even though it involved the casting of them for a slaveholder? By the fruit the tree is to be known. An evil tree can not bring forth good fruit. If the fruit of electing Mr. Clay would have been to prevent the extension of slavery, could the act of electing have been evil? But I will argue farther. I perhaps ought to say that individually I never was much interested in the Texas question. I never could see much good to come of annexation; inasmuch, as they were already a free republican people on our own model; on the other hand, I never could very clearly see how the annexation would augment the evil of slavery. It always seemed to me that slaves would be taken there in about equal numbers, with or without annexation. And if more were taken because of annexation, still there would be just so many the fewer left, where they were taken from. It is possibly true, to some extent, that with annexation, some slaves may be sent to Texas and continued in slavery, that otherwise might have been liberated. To whatever extent this may be true, I think annexation an evil. I hold it to be a paramount duty of us in the free states, due to the Union of the States, and perhaps to liberty itself (paradox though it may seem) to let the slavery of the other states alone; while, on the other hand, I hold it to be equally clear, that we should never knowingly lend ourselves directly or indirectly, to prevent that slavery from dying a natural death�to find new places for it to live in, when it can no longer exist in the old. Of course I am not now considering what would be our duty, in cases of insurrection among the slaves. To recur to the Texas question, I understand the Liberty men to have viewed annexation as a much greater evil than I ever did; and I would like to convince you if I could, that they could have prevented it, without violation of principle if they had chosen.
I intend this letter for you and Madison together; and if you and he or either shall think fit to drop me a line, I shall be pleased.
Yours with respect,
A. Lincoln

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 8, 2007

WELCOME ! SCOTT SHORE presides over tonight�s meeting, and has the pleasure of introducing our Program Guest, TRICIA BOTH, to update us on the Putnam County AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM. Our guest is the school Social Worker at PCJH and PCHS, and has been instrumental in the Wellness Committee�s After-School Program which offers homework help, snacks, crafts, physical exercise, AND free bus transportation home, for participating students. Our Club has donated to the cause and now gets to hear where our money went!
Welcome to Granville Rotary !

LAST WEEK�S BUSY-NESS

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY last week included discussion of:
(1) MEMBERSHIP IDEAS � including potential members, possible methods of reaching out to area newcomers, wearing Rotary lapel pins to engender discussion, newspaper promotion, and inviting TWO guests EACH to our next GUEST NITE ON NOVEMBER 29!
(2) PROJECT SANTA � Proposed and passed, in honor of Veterans� Day, that we donate to both the local girl scout troop AND to the Veterans� gift-mailing Project in LaSalle, @ $100 each.
(3) BLOODMOBILE �voted to continue sponsorship of our Good Friday Red Cross event!
(4) POINSETTIA lists are making the rounds for corrections, and Rick will update the computer copy;
(5) HOLIDAY PARTY & BINGO NITE is set for December 20 at SAMMS in Hennepin, turkey dinner with all the trimmings, $15 each, every member to bring a gag gift valued at $5 - $10 � See you there!

LAST WEEK�S 50�50 WINNER

CONGRATS (AND $50) TO McKenzie Ahlstrom!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHICKENS RAISE MONEY

LAST SUNDAY�S CHICKEN DINNER FUNDRAISER for TOYS IN THE PANTRY was a bigger, tastier success than we�d dare to imagine.... with over 210 happy customers! Our thanks to Clover Club, PC Foods, and to all who helped ---- and to CATHY O for making it ALL happen!! Treasurer�s initial report coming tonight!

GOOD THINGS COMIN�....

THIS SUNDAY.... Janice Brannon will host a �Tour of Egypt� for the PC Historical Society.... 1:30 pm at the United Steelworkers� Union Hall in Hennepin!
NEXT WEEK... Christina Judd (Mennie!)hosts our Program!
NOV. 22 .............No Meeting (Thanksgiving!)
NOV. 29 --- ROTARY GUEST NIGHT � Potential members EAT FREE...We are to each bring two guests each.... Jim Mack Hosts! We�ll take a head-count NEXT WEEK!
TUESDAY, DEC. 4 � Breakfast Board Meeting 7am here!
DEC. 6 � CLUB ASSEMBLY (& CHICKEN NITE!!!)
DEC. 13 � Ron McNeill hosts our Program!
SATURDAY, DEC. 15 � Poinsettia Deliveries � Meet at 9AM !
DEC. 20 �Party at SAMMS! $15ea & (one) $5- $10 gag gift !
SATURDAY, DEC. 22 � PANTRY FOOD & TOY deliveries! � Cars, Vans & Volunteers...meet at UCC Church at 8 am!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 1, 2007

ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH!

WELCOME ! PRESIDENT DARRELL presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with a few choice items on the agenda, including:
(1) TOYS IN THE PANTRY � Clover Club Fundraiser this SUNDAY!
(2) MEMBERSHIP DRIVE;
(3) POINSETTIA PROJECT & LIST UPDATES;
(4) BOARD REPORT; (5) UPCOMING PROGRAMS; and....
(5) (your topic here!)
Welcome to Granville Rotary !

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

We made a return trip to AFRICA last week, as TOM SIMMONS introduced CHRIS KUNKEL�s Program Guest, DANIELLE WALL, who shared with us her recent experiences in Uganda while serving as a supervisor with the National Evangelical Team on a 3-month mission trip to minister to youth. She spoke of the impoverished conditions, subsistence diet, and dysfunctional government, offering little light at the end of the tunnel, though she enjoyed her work and would like to return! Previously, she had served two year-long tours of mission work in Australia. THANKS FOR THE PROGRAM, CHRIS !

RECENT 50 � 50 WINNERS

CONGRATS (AND $50) TO ELLIE LENKAITIS, MIKAELA MAUER, TOM SIMMONS, & LAURA WILLOUGHBY !

BOARD-TALK

The Board met this Tuesday, discussing the following: (1) Membership ideas discussed. Guest Nite is set for Nov. 29 (potential members free!); (2) Calendar: Poinsettia deliveries Dec. 15; Rotary Holiday Party Dec. 20 (Bruce to check on availability of SAMMS); & Food Pantry Deliveries Dec. 22; (3) Discussed promotion of Kelly Klotz�s on-line community calendar, to promote local events and lessen future scheduling conflicts!

�INSPIRED BY JOHNNY�....

KELLY KLOTZ presented her own Program two weeks ago, updating us on her endeavors to create a universally accessible treehouse at LaSalle County�s Cantlin Park (off 71, east of Starved Rock Park). The LaSalle County Board has now agreed to dedicate one acre for the project, IF fully funded. Kelly is trying to raise $2,500 for the initial assessment to establish a cost estimate. �Forever Young Treehouse Company� would provide the building plans. It�s a non-profit venture, especially for Kelly. She wants to deflect credit to Johnny Yearly of Spring Valley, whose struggle with MS highlights the need to provide accessible outdoor experiences to �kids of all ages.� THANKS, KELLY !

FINGER-LICKIN� GOOD!

BRING EVERYONE YOU KNOW.... to Clover Club this Sunday, Nov. 4, 12-5 pm, for fried chicken & pasta! $7 adults, $5 kids, add 50 cents for carry-outs! GOOD CHICKEN for a GOOD CAUSE! Proceeds benefit our Rotary Toys In The Pantry Project! See Cathy Oliveri for the detals!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 25, 2007

WELCOME ! PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN presides, and TOM SIMMONS won the election to introduce CHRIS KUNKEL�s Program Guest, DANIELLE WALL! Danielle recently returned from a 3-month mission trip to Uganda, where she served as a supervisor with the National Evangelical Team, and will share some of her experiences and the impressions left by her latest mission trip. WELCOME, ALL!

LAST WEEK�S TIME TRAVEL

KIM KETTMAN hosted last week�s trip down memory lane, warming us up for our 40th. Kim was just a kid 40 years ago, but remembers the giggles shared while eavesdropping on her dad (Charter Member Frank Kettman) and other grown men singing �Vive Le Rotary� in the Odd Fellows Hall on Thursday nights. Other memories shared included: Bruno recalling that we paid $1 per poinsettia, purchasing 100 plants each of two years, but as we ran out of money after a contribution to PC Achievement, Nick VanWingerden found out we were giving the plants away and offered to provide them free! Others recalled trips to Quad City Downs, Zellmer�s Dinner Theatre, Drury Lane (and the bus that needed an engine �adjustment� every few miles!) IceCapades (and another bus incident, when an overheated heater caused us to abandon ship on the way home!); Orange & grapefruit sales to support the former PC Daycare Center; and our own UCP elethons on TV 51 in Oglesby and Cindi�s now famous bunny slippers!
Thanks, Kim, for an enjoyable look back!

40TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY

It�s history now! We celebrated our �FIRST 40� in style last Saturday at Deer Park, and a great time was truly had by all 70 who attended! Among the guests were spouses & best friends; the Dist. Gov and his first lady; Charter Rotarians and/or spouses including Bruno & Erny Buchholz, Jeno & Margaret Bonucchi, Ed & Dorothy Novak, Gary & Jeanne Naumann, Dr. Don & Nancy Gallagher, Mrs. Frank (Ann) Kettman, Mrs. Don (MaryAnn) Mudge, and Mrs. Clarence �Ed� (Edith) Zellers; past & present award recipients, and the inspiration of a total of 168 past and present Granville Rotarians! Our display of past awards, banners, scrapbooks, slides & computer-projected photos, youth exchange map & memorabilia, and our actual charter, added to the experience. The printed agenda included songs of the past, memories shared by Bruno Buchholz, Gary Naumann, Debbie Buffington & Scott Shore; recognition of Charter Members, Past Presidents, Paul Harris Fellows and Sustaining Members, and Service Above Self honorees; while the hidden agenda included recognition of JANICE BRANNON for all her work in organizing, developing an invitation list, printing and mailing invitations, making arrangements at Deer Park, pre-event publicity, and creating and printing the excellent Programs; CATHY OLIVERI for all her work on table arrangements & decor (with Olivia�s help!), keepsake gifts, & keeping track of the $$; and SCOTT SHORE for �exceptional dedication and services� (I�m just quoting the clock!)!
PRESIDENT DARRELL did an EXCELLENT job of hosting, closing with the evening�s theme, �A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE� ....and we can all be proud of the Club we call .......................................Granville Rotary!

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October 18 -- No Bulletin

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 11, 2007

Vocational Service Month!

WELCOME ! PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s meeting, and KIM KETTMAN will use her Program tonight to gather members� reflections of the projects, fundraisers, and past members that comprise the history of our Club � warming up for our 40th next Saturday!!!

LAST WEEK�S CLUB ASSEMBLY

Topics of discussion at last week�s Club Assembly included:

(1) Approval of Board action taken on 10-2; (2) Cow Pie Bingo report � success! (3) 40th Anniversary party � hoping for better response! (4) Dictionaries Project � Rick, Cathy and Adriane presented dictionaries to 3rd and 4th graders on October 1 (�thank you� card shared with the Club) � 5th graders to receive theirs today! (5) Cathy O. has put into action a Toys In the Pantry Fundraising Dinner at CLOVER CLUB � Sun., Nov. 4th, 12-5 pm, $7 adults, $5 children (add 50� for carry-outs) � lets help to ensure a HUGE turnout! (6) Poinsettias � Bruce & Rick to meet; Deliveries tentatively Sat., Dec. 15; (7) WLPO Radio Interview aired Oct. 2 � Scott, Adriane and Bruno hit the high points and promoted the 40th; (8) PC PANTRY asks if we will help deliver Christmas Baskets again this year, Sat., Dec. 22 � Consensus �yes� (9) INTERACT � a possibility at PCHS. We will first need a volunteer to supervise; (10) Discussed ideas to encourage better attendance for Club Assemblies � How �bout FRIED CHICKEN every 1st Thursday � starting Nov. 1st! See you here?

DO YOU REMEMBER.....

We�re STILL making history, and newer members will recall these as �the old days� the next time an anniversary comes around.... but here are a few topics of interest from the Club�s FIRST 40 years (and there�s lots more!) .....

Wrestling Matches ? Motorcycle Races? Franzen Brothers Circus? Serving Up PorkFest Dinners? Songs Sung Sorely? Putnam County Club Service Day? �Name That Park� Contest? Labor Of Love? Las Vegas Nite Fundraisers? Cow Chip Tossing Contest? And How Many Rotary Meeting Places Can You Name? Pasta Fritas Stand? Rotary Banquet Dances? Tennis Courts? Music In The Wild? Family Day? Hosting Group Study Exchange Members? �Best of the Best� Weekly Programs & �Field Trips�? Business Night Programs? Attending District Conferences? Our First BusinessWoman Rotarian? Interact at PCHS? Afterglow�s �Evolution?� Reading To Elementary Students? Lights In Granville�s Hopkins Park?� Potatoes In the Pantry? The �New York Says Thank You� Project? A Halloween Scavenger Hunt? Family Outings at Fish N Fun? Overnight Vacation Raffles? Hot Dogs In The Park? Our Silver Anniversary Party? The IceCapades Escapade? Christmas Caroling? Speeches of J. Turner Mills? Rotary Achieves 10,000% ?? U.C.P. Radio & Telethons? Onesipherous? Drive to Drury Lane? Oktoberfest? Past Rotary Int�l Themes such as �You Are The Key?�
And did you know that Granville Rotary developed an idea for a county-wide central recycling center, later adopted by the Granville Village Board!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 4, 2007

Vocational Service Month!

WELCOME ! PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda:
(1) Approval of Board action taken on 10-2;
(2) Cow Pie Bingo report from last weekend;
(3) 40th Anniversary party planning;
(4) Dictionaries Project report;
(5) Toys In the Pantry Fundraising Dinner;
(6) Poinsettia Early Pre-Planning;
(7) WLPO Radio Interview recap;
(8) Upcoming Programs;
(9) Membership Development Ideas;
(10) Open Discussion!

BOARD BRIEFS

THE BOARD met this past Tuesday morning, taking the following action:
(1) PC After-School Activities Program: voted to donate $50 to (part of PC Schools Wellness Fund);
(2) Illinois Valley Youth Service Bureau: voted to donate $50;
(3) INTERACT: Discussion of potential Club at PCHS, replacing fallen VOICE organization � Secretary to provide further info, no action taken.

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

SCOTT SHORE hosted BRUCE McVETY last week to tell us about his recent eye-opening travels to ETHIOPIA, including his planting of �seeds� for future intercontinental collaboration with U of I Ag & Extension Services! Though impoverished &still primitive in some aspects, the country is making great strides.

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS!

OUR THANKS to all who sold tickets, and to all who helped out at Saturday�s big event � Cathy reports all tickets sold and accounted for, at last! CONGRATULATIONS TO Grand Prize Winner Dr. Silvio Davito, and our ten $100 winners: Jessica Kelly, Maggie Lynch, Amanda Brannon, Bob & Ardene Peterson, Vicki Erhardt, Brad Acuncius, Matt Hostetter, Eric Swartz, Rose Hoff, and Steve Friel ! Special thanks to Kevin Kunkel for bringing Tina � and to Tina, slow but sure, finishing the job in 1 hour 16 minutes!!

Last week�s 50-50 WINNER: Congrats, KAREN OSSOLA !!!

TOYS FUNDRAISER SUNDAY 11-4

THE CLOVER CLUB will host a CHICKEN DINNER FUNDRAISER for our TOYS IN THE PANTRY project on Sunday, November 4th, 12-5 pm, $7 adults, $5 children (add 50� for carry-outs)! Our thanks to CATHY O. for dreaming up the fundraiser, and to CLOVER CLUB and PC FOODS for donating the prep & much of the cost � lets help to ensure a HUGE turnout!

OCTOBER CALENDAR.......

TOMORROW, OCT. 5 � 40th Anniversary Reservations due!
NEXT THURS, OCT. 11 � DICTIONARIES PROJECT presentations @ Swaney School -- 1 pm � Come if you can!!
AND THAT EVENING......Kim Kettman hosts our Program!
THURS, OCT. 18 � Kelly Klotz hosts our Program!
SAT, OCT. 20 � OUR 40th -- DEER PARK� 6 pm !
THURS., OCT. 25 � Chris Kunkel hosts our Program!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

September 27, 2007

WELCOME ! PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s meeting, and SCOTT SHORE fills in to introduce tonight�s Program Guest, BRUCE McVETY!
Bruce returns to our stage with a totally different show from a totally different continent than his last (how-not-to-get-a-ticket) gig --- Bruce and family recently traveled to ETHIOPIA, where his daughter was furthering her doctoral research. Bruce made his trip count too, as a fact-finding mission on behalf of the University of Illinois Extension Program, laying groundwork for the possibility of future alliances .... for the �benefit of all concerned!�
WELCOME BACK, BRUCE!!

LAST WEEK WITH THE GOV!

DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELDON LEEMHUIS, and �fellow� Ottawa Sunrise Rotarian, NANCY made their official visit to our Club last week, sharing words of Rotary wisdom, reasons for us to continue our strong support of Rotary Foundation�s international programs for peace and world health, and the message that 80% of Rotary�s huge strength is in its smaller Clubs � like ours ! Eldon & Nancy also invite us ALL to join them at this year�s District Conference... down the road apiece in OTTAWA, April 25-27, 2008!

COW PIE BINGO THIS SAT., SEPT 29 � line-painting 9 am ! Cow takes center stage 1 pm at Boggio�s Fall Pumpkin Festival �Turn in $$ & stubs for all outstanding tickets --- see ya there!

50-50 WINNERS

50-50 CONGRATS: LARRY PRIEST�S FAMILY came out well two weeks in a row, with $50 checks going to Terry AND William Maurer! And KEVIN KUNKEL won the $50 honor last week � A timely reward, considering he also has the honor of bringing the GUEST of honor to this Saturday�s COW PIE BINGO event!! Hold those tickets.... there�s still hope tonight!!

PROJECTS, PROGRAMS & MORE!

THIS SAT, � COW PIE BINGO!! Lines �form� at 9 am !
NEXT MON, OCT. 1 � DICTIONARIES PROJECT presentations! Please HELP @ Hennepin School -- 1 pm!!
NEXT TUES, OCT. 2 � BREAKFAST BOARD MEETING!
NEXT THURS, OCT. 4 � CLUB ASSEMBLY !!
FRIDAY, OCT. 5 � 40th Anniversary Reservations are due!
THURS, OCT. 11 � Kim Kettman hosts our Program!
THURS, OCT. 18 � Kelly Klotz hosts our Program!
SAT, OCT. 20 � OUR 40th --DEER PARK� 6 pm !
THURS., OCT. 25 � Chris Kunkel hosts our Program!
THURS, NOV. 1 � CLUB ASSEMBLY!
TUES, NOV. 6 � BREAKFAST BOARD MEETING 7AM!
THURS, NOV. 8 � Jane Lenkaitis hosts our Program!
THURS, NOV. 15 � Christina Judd Mennie hosts our Program!
THURS, NOV. 22 � NO MEETING (Invite a turkey to dinner!)
THURS, NOV. 29 � Jim Mack hosts our Program!
TUES, DEC. 4 � BREAKFAST BOARD MEETING 7 AM!
THURS, DEC. 6 � CLUB ASSEMBLY!
THURS., DEC. 13 � Ron McNeill hosts our Program!
SAT., DEC. 15 � (Tentatively) POINSETTIA DELIVERIES!

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WELCOME TO GOVERNOR�S NITE 2007 !

September 20, 2007

WELCOME ! PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s meeting, with the privilege of introducing DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELDON LEEMHUIS, and �fellow� Ottawa Sunrise Rotarian, NANCY! We are honored to enjoy Gov. Eldon�s �official visit� with our Club, hoping to hear from Eldon what�s happenin� in and around the world � and District 6420 !

WELCOME, GOV. ELDON & NANCY LEEMHUIS !

�THE GUBERNATOR!�

INTRODUCING ELDON & NANCY LEEMHUIS � both charter members and Past Presidents of the Ottawa Sunrise Rotary Club (chartered 1989), with perfect attendance throughout! Eldon has also served as Assistant Governor for a number of years, and has picked up a LOT of experience on a wide variety of District committees, also becoming well-versed in Rotary�s �International� side, while attending four past International Conventions! Eldon and Nancy are both Paul Harris Fellows and Benefactors. Pre-Rotary, Eldon served in the US Air Force from 1962-1966, including one year in Viet Nam, serving as an electronic technician in long-range radar maintenance. He holds a BS in Business Admin. and was employed for 38 years with Pantrol, Inc. of Ottawa, designing and building custom electrical control systems, serving as VP, President, and General Manager before his retirement in 2004!

LAST WEEK....

SCOTT SHORE introduced DAVE McCLURE, Exec. Director of the I.V. Youth Service Bureau, as our guest last week. The agency encompasses the former Marshall-Putnam-Stark YSB, providing free outreach counseling, crisis intervention, emergency and long-term foster care placement, and service-based neighborhood organizations, as well as a fee-based day-care center. The YSB employs 90 staff, serving over 1,000 families annually throughout six counties --- thankfully including Putnam County!

LAST NIGHT...

LAST NIGHT�S area-wide meeting at IVCC, featuring Inbound Rotary Ambassadorial Exchange Student, of Rwanda, told a gripping tale of unfathomable genocide and destruction, and one student�s determination to become educated against all odds. We can be proud to have a program of such importance to world understanding, and to participants such as this young man. Granville Rotary co-hosted, with NINE of us there!

NEXT WEEK....

We continue our African adventures next week, with returning guest BRUCE McVETY of the MP Extension Office! Bruce�s excursion to Ethiopia last month, with his wife and daughter became an official �fact finding mission� for the U of I ! Bruce will tell us about life and agriculture, Ethiopian-style.

COW PIE BINGO.... SATURDAY, SEPT 29 � line-painting 9am, cow takes center stage 1pm at Boggio�s Fall Festival �see ya there!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

September 13, 2007

WELCOME ! Scott Shore chairs in the absence of our heads-of- state tonight, AND has the honor of presenting tonight�s Program Guest, MR. DAVE McCLURE! Dave is the Exec.Director (since 1982 !) of our area-wide Youth Service Bureau �here to tell us why and what they do, and for whom they do it!! Our guest is an ISU Grad, former high school English teacher and later on staff a short while for DCFS before joining the LaSalle County Youth Service Bureau. The agency has expanded over the years, including adoption of the former Marshall-Putnam-Stark Youth Service Bureau, and is now known as the Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley.

WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, DAVE !

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY last week covered LOTS of topics, including:
(1) Approval of Board action taken the prior Tuesday,
(2) Vote to expand the Dictionary Project to also include 4th grade students, therefore covering all 3rd 4th & 5th graders this year;
(3) Confirmed plans for our Club�s 40th Anniversary Party on Oct. 20 at Deer Park � with thanks to JANICE BRANNON for taking charge of the meal planning, guest & address lists, and creation & addressing of invitations!
(4) District Workshop committee reports from those attending;
(5) Cow Pie tickets selling strong � just 50 left to distribute!! Please turn in ticket stubs and $$ next week!

NEW SUSTAINING MEMBERS!

Congrats to JIM MACK, LONNA NAUMAN, JANICE BRANNON & LORRAINE TERANDO, for becoming Rotary Foundation Sustaining Members as of last week, and especially to LORRAINE for winning the Raffle among them, for an EXTRA $100 credit in Foundation giving! And there�s rumor of one more member signing in this week !! Congrats and thanks to all!!

RWANDA EVENT NEXT WEDNESDAY!

We hope to have LOTS of members attend next Wednesday�s area-wide meeting (we�re co-hosts) Sept.19, 6pm at IVCC, featuring our Inbound Rotary Ambassadorial Exchange Student of Rwanda, speaking on the realities of genocide in his home country. Carpools leave from Moreno�s at 5:15, from Shores� at 5:30. ---Still time to sign up tonight!

GOV�S NIGHT NEXT THURSDAY!

DISTRICT GOV. ELDON LEEMHUIS will be here next week, making his official rounds --- and we�re hoping ALL MEMBERS will be here to enjoy the evening! Good night to bring a guest or too, as well ! Special Dinner planned � stuffed pork chops and the works, $12 /person.
Please spread the word for all to attend!!

50-50 RAFFLE WINNERS

Congrats to recent $50 winners: Nora Lynch (Janice�s Granddaughter!), Brenda Bartoluzzi, Dick Stokke (Krista�s Dad!), Frances Pletsch, Kim Kettman for Toys In The Pantry, Irv Stansel, Christopher Villarreal, and Terry Priest Maurer!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

September 6, 2007

WELCOME ! President DARRELL presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY with LOTS on the agenda, including
(1) Minutes of the 9-4 Board meeting;
(2) District Workshop committee reports;
(3) Dictionaries Project report;
(4) Plans for our 40th Anniversary Party;
(5) Cow Pie Bingo box office report;
(6) MEMBERSHIP!
(7) Headcount & Carpooling to attend Rwanda Program -- co-hosted by US at IVCC on 9-19;
(8) FOUNDATION drawing for an extra $100 credit with any new sustaining member�s $50 contribution; and
(9) Plans for GOVERNOR�S NITE on 9-20 !!

FIRE!?

Program Host BRUCE FILBRANDT introduced last week�s guest, MAURICE SUPER, a Battalion Chief with the Peoria Fire Department, and a collector of firehouse history and memorabilia which he brought along for the ride. He described how the job has changed, compared to the 1800�s and even over the period of his 28 year tenure in Peoria. Increased first-aid training, specialized rescue and �hazmat� teams, better equipment, and a �mood shift� toward wearing and using protective gear, has all improved the odds for firefighters, while better building codes, new safety standards, 911 & alarm systems have reduced the number and severity of fires. We�ve come a long way from the days of watchmen�s rattles, speaking horns and bucket brigades, but we�re still reminded to throw out flimsy extension cords --- and make sure the burner�s off in the kitchen!

FROM THE BOARD ROOM....

The Board met on 9-5, addressing the following:
(1) New Rotary Mastercard credit card available to members;
(2) Rose Bowl �Rotary & Literacy� float --Voted to donate $50;
(3) PC Historical Society --Voted to donate $100 for the Club to become a �lifetime member�
(4) Dictionaries Project -- Approved cost of $341 for 204 Dictionaries for 3rd, 5th, and bilingual students;
(5) Pres. will contact non-attending members to encourage return and participation � we miss them!
(6) IV Youth Service -- possible contribution deferred until after next week�s Program.

AREA ROTARY MEETING 9/19!

The public and all Rotarians are invited to meet our District�s Inbound Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, at IVCC on Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 6-7:15 PM--- and to hear of his journey from the Congo jungles to his current pursuit of a higher education, and his inside knowledge of Rwanda�s recent and catastrophic genocide and the reconciliation of the Rwandan Tutsis and Hutus.
PLEASE INVITE GUESTS!!!

coming up.....

September 13 � Scott Shore pinch hits for Matt Hostetter to host Dave McClure of the IV Youth Service Bureau!
September 19 � (Wednesday) � Area-Wide Rotary at IVCC, featuring a student of Rwanda 6 pm to 7:15 pm.
September 20 � GOVERNOR�S NITE! All members to be present to greet District Gov. ELDON LEEMHUIS!!!!
September 27 � Christina Judd hosts!
September 29 � (Saturday) � COW PIE BINGO at 1:00 pm!!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

August 30, 2007

WELCOME ! SCOTT SHORE fills in for the president tonight, with the pleasure of turning the Program over to Program Host BRUCE FILBRANDT and his guest, MAURICE SUPER! Maurice is a Battalion Leader with the Peoria Fire Department, and a collector of firehouse history and memorabilia which he will share with us tonight!
WELCOME, MAURICE!!

WHEN WE LAST MET . . . .

PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN hosted our Program two weeks ago, featuring granddaughter ROXANNA ALLEMAN who shared her experiences as a participant in a college mission trip to Zambia, in southern Africa this past May. She is a senior at North Park University, an Evangelical Christian College in Chicago, and has traveled previously, studying abroad and participating in mission trips to Thailand and the Dominican Republic. On this trip, Roxanna experienced a culture marked by innumerable deaths of children daily due to malaria and anemia, homes of mud and brick that collapse in heavy rains, abject poverty, and the challenge of 73 different Zambian tribes each with its own unique language. She lived with a family in Ndola while serving with Hope Ministries in a 20-bed orphanage, and at a school for some 250 impoverished students where she helped with a two-day medical clinic. She helped record the life stories of children there, as the Ministry hopes to find donor-sponsors. BEST WISHES, ROXANNA! �Our thanks to Roxanna�s justifiably proud grandparents for hosting the program!

AREA ROTARY MEETING 9/19!

The public and all Rotarians are invited to hear a first-person account of an incredible journey to an education by a member of the 3rd World, with an insider�s view of Rwanda genocide. Our District�s Inbound Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, will speak at IVCC on Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 6-7:15 PM, sponsored by the Illinois Valley Sunrise, Granville, LaSalle, Peru, Ottawa Noon, and Ottawa Sunrise Rotary Clubs. Our speaker, enrolled at Rockford College for the 2nd year of his Masters in Business Administration, will describe his daily 6-hour trek through thru Congo jungles in his quest for an education. As a backdrop, in 1994 it is estimated that between 600,000 and 1,000,000 people died during the four months of Genocide in his native Rwanda. He will describe the causes, the losses, and the reconciliation of the Rwandan tribes known as the Tutsis and Hutus. PLEASE INVITE GUESTS, STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, AND OTHERS, TO ATTEND WITH US !!!

coming up.....

September 4 � (Tuesday) Breakfast Board Meeting 7 am!
September 6 � CLUB ASSEMBLY and Rotary Foundation Raffle --Donate $50 for a free chance to receive $150 credit!
September 13 � Matt Hostetter hosts!
September 19 � (Wednesday) � Area-Wide Rotary at IVCC, featuring a student of Rwanda!
September 20 � GOVERNOR�S NITE! All members to be present to greet District Gov. ELDON LEEMHUIS!!!!
September 27 � Christina Judd hosts!
September 29 � (Saturday) � COW PIE BINGO!!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

August 16, 2007

WELCOME ! PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN chairs tonight�s meeting, and hosts tonight�s Program, featuring Grandpa D�s granddaughter (Kim�s daughter), ROXANNA ALLEMAN!! Roxanna will share her experiences as a participant in a college mission trip to Zambia, in southern Africa this past May. She is a senior at North Park University, an Evangelical Christian College in Chicago.
WELCOME, R0XANNA!!

LAST WEEK�S EVENTS....

SEAN BRANNON presented his own Program last week, telling us about a State Police internet safety project called NETSMARTZ! We got the short-course on a BIG problem, the result of some 30 million kids using the internet with predators stalking the unwary every minute. NetSmartz is an interactive, educational safety resource from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Boys & Girls Clubs of America for children aged 5 to 17, teaching children tools and safeguards to prevent internet abuse. Sean says that the best line of defense is in our own home, setting rules, limiting sites, and monitoring our children�s use of the internet. It is also important to be available to our children so that they feel comfortable telling us about inappropriate chat content or email, and all suspected abuses should be reported to the hotline, at 1-800-843-5678.
THANKS FOR AN INFORMATIVE PROGRAM, SEAN !!

WELCOME, BRAD POPURELLA!

BRAD POPURELLA was installed as a member of the Granville Rotary Club by BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, and was �pinned� by Proposer JIM MACK, at last week�s meeting! Brad is an attorney with Raccuglia & Associates in Peru. Brad Kristina, & 18-month-old Zachary live nearby � just west of Edgewood!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, BRAD!

LEMON SHAKE-UP REPORT...

We sold 59 lemon shakeups, grossed $118, and sold 6 cow pie bingo tickets at Granville�s �Cruise Nite� on August 3!! More good will than profit, but all good, thanks to those who helped !!!

GET YOUR PROGRAMS HERE!

August 23 � No meeting next week � Club members will attend the District Workshop at Deer Valley (on Ill Rte 40)
August 30 � Bruce Filbrandt hosts a very special Program;
September 4 � (Tuesday) Breakfast Board Meeting 7 am!
September 6 � CLUB ASSEMBLY and Rotary Foundation Raffle for new Sustaining Members (enter for $50, Club will match $50, and raffle winner will receive another $100 additional credit on account!
Donate $50, chance it to receive $150 credit!
September 13 � Matt Hostetter hosts!
September 19 � (Wednesday) � Area-Wide Rotary Meeting to be held at IVCC, featuring a student of Rwanda � our inbound Ambassadorial Scholar, enrolled at Rockford College, with the true and uncensored story of Rwanda today.
September 20 � GOVERNOR�S NITE! All members to be present to greet District Gov. ELDON LEEMHUIS!!!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

August 9, 2007

WELCOME ! PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN chairs tonight�s meeting, and SEAN BRANNON will present the Program, featuring the State Police internet safety project called NETSMARTZ!
Welcome, all, to GRANVILLE ROTARY!

LAST WEEK�S EVENTS....

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY last week began with introduction of JIM BAGLEY, Peru Rotarian & interim school super! And we reviewed July 31 Board action & Board acceptance of BRAD POPURELLA as a member, preparations for our Lemon Shake-Up event at Granville last Friday, Last Call for DUES, Reminder of our Foundation Sustaining Member raffle (drawing Sept. 6!), & congrats to KELLY KLOTZ for being �written up� in the Ottawa papers for her accessible tree-house project!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT!

BRAD POPURELLA is to be installed tonight as a member of the Granville Rotary Club! Brad was proposed for membership by JIM MACK to share the classification of �attorney�-- He is an Oglesby native and a graduate of LP High, University of Illinois (BA in History), and NIU Law School, with experience in the LaSalle County State�s Attorney�s Office and a stint in general practice in Milwaukee, before his return to practice with Raccuglia & Associates in Peru! Brad, Kristina, & 18-month-old Zachary live nearby � just west of Edgewood!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, BRAD !

GET YOUR PROGRAMS HERE!

August 16 � Roxanna Alleman will tell us about her college missionary work in Africa!
August 23 � No meeting � Club will attend the District Workshop at Deer Valley (on Ill Rte 40) � Car-pool leaves town at 4:45 pm !!!
August 30 � Bruce Filbrandt hosts the Program;
September 4 � (Tuesday) Breakfast Board Meeting 7 am!
September 6 � CLUB ASSEMBLY and Rotary Foundation Raffle for new Sustaining Members (enter for $50, Club will match $50, and raffle winner will receive $100 additional credit on account!
September 13 � Matt Hostetter hosts!
September 19 � (Wednesday) � Area-Wide Rotary Meeting to be held at IVCC, featuring a student of Rwanda � our inbound Ambassadorial Scholar, enrolled at Rockford College, with the true and uncensored story of Rwanda today.
September 20 � GOVERNOR�S NITE! All members to be present to greet District Gov. ELDON LEEMHUIS!!!!
September 27 - Christina Judd hosts!
October 2 � (Tuesday) Breakfast Board Meeting 7 am!
October 4 � CLUB ASSEMBLY!
October 11 � Kim Kettman hosts!
October 18 � Kelly Klotz hosts her first!
October 20 � (Saturday) � Tentatively our 40th Anniversary Celebration at Deer Park Country Club �ALL TO ATTEND!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

August 2, 2007

WELCOME ! PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN chairs our CLUB ASSEMBLY tonight, with plenty to talk about!! On the agenda....
Our Lemon Shake-Up event at Granville tomorrow night....Cow Pie Bingo Tickets ......
Last Call for DUES........
Reminder of our upcoming Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member raffle .....
Pre-planing for our 40th Anniversary bash ......
approval of minutes of the Board�s meeting of July 31 .....
and consideration of a new member proposal !
Welcome !!

LAST WEEK�S DOUBLE-HEADER

BRUNO BUCHHOLZ performed last week�s installation ceremonies welcoming KELLY KLOTZ as a member of the Granville Rotary Club, AND introduced her as his Program Guest!! Proposed by LORRAINE TERANDO, Kelly was �pinned� with the help of her daughter, Kassie, and son, Odin!
ROTARIAN KELLY KLOTZ then presented her scheduled Program to tell us more about the KID KONNECTION area-wide family-friendly activities magazine -- which she owns, edits and publishes four times annually! The publication provides a calendar of local events and festivals, as well as feature stories, inspiring tales of local interest, cameos celebrating local individuals, charities and events; games, recipes, craft ideas and more! Kelly says she hopes to expand circulation within the Bolingbrook-to-Princeton corridor, from 5,000, to 15,000 copies including direct mail ---- all intended to keep people and travel dollars right here at home!

WELCOME TO ROTARY, KELLY!

BOARD WORK

The BOARD met bright �n� early (well, early anyway) Tuesday, and
(1) Approved BRAD POPURELLA for membership (see below);
(2) Approved tentative plans for our Club�s 40th Anniversary Party, with funds for keepsake gifts and music;
(3) Authorized Tom to look into the Shelter Box (emergency care kit) Project;
(4) Appointed Brad, Bruce & Tom as official meeting greeters (& money-takers);
(5) Thanked Darrell, Larry, and Lorraine for recent work on various Rotary road-signs, and
(6) authorized Scott to investigate possible �thanks for visiting PC� road-signs for the back-side of our current signs.

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED!

BRAD POPURELLA was proposed for membership last week by JIM MACK to share the classification of �attorney!�-- Brad is an Oglesby native and a graduate of LP High, University of Illinois (BA in History), and NIU Law School, with experience in the LaSalle County State�s Attorney�s Office and a stint in general practice in Milwaukee, before his return to practice with Raccuglia & Associates in Peru! WELCOME, Brad, Kristina, & 18-month-old Zachary! Members have 1 week to submit comments. If none, Brad will be installed next week!!

THE FUTURE:

Tomorrow � Lemon Shake-ups at Granville, 5-11pm!
August 9 � Sean Brannon�s Program on NETSMARTZ! an internet safety program;
August 16 � Roxanna Alleman will tell us about her college missionary work in Africa!
August 23 � No meeting � Club will attend the District Workshop at Deer Valley (on Ill Rte 40) � Car-pool leaves town at 4:45 pm !!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 26, 2007

WELCOME ! PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN chairs our meeting and BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosts tonight�s Program, featuring soon-to-be-Rotarian KELLY KLOTZ! Kelly says she�ll tell us how the KID KONNECTION magazine -- which she owns, edits and publishes -- transformed from an idea to a reality. KID KONNECTION provides an area-wide activity guide, in print and also on line at www.ivkidkonnection.com. Kelly�s staff may also join her tonight.... Kelly�s daughter and teen-editor, Kassie, and son Odin �
WELCOME TO ROTARY!

�OUR SHIP�S ABOUT TO COME IN!�

CAPTAIN ROBERT JORNLIN, commander of the LST (Landing Ship Tank) 325 joined us last week, compliments of host DARRELL ALLEMAN. Our guest, a retired Earlville area farmer and a Viet Nam - era Navy veteran, told us just how a 328-foot junked war vessel was saved and brought back from Crete to the US by himself and a crew of 28 adventurous & industrious WWII Navy veterans, with an average age of 72. Though it literally took an Act of Congress, a lot of luck, and good ol� American fortitude to get the job done, the ship is in the US, and is headed for Henry, Illinois --arriving by Labor Day weekend! Tours will be available Thursday, August 30 through Monday, September 3, but come early -- and be willing to wait in line, he said.

Thanks for hosting this great program, Darrell !!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT!

This may be a first in Granville Rotary history! Our Program Presenter -- KELLY KLOTZ -- will be installed tonight as a member of the Granville Rotary Club, proposed by LORRAINE TERANDO with Club Co-Chaplain BRUNO BUCHHOLZ doing the honors! As described to introduce tonight�s Program, Kelly is the owner-editor-publisher of KID KONNECTION, an area-wide family-friendly activities magazine & website calendar of things to do in the Illinois Valley. Kelly and her two children moved from the outer �burbs (near Crystal Lake) to McNabb in 2005, nearer to much of her family who had been lured to Fish �n� Fun & the McNabb area years ago. Kelly is to be installed under the vocational classification of �Publisher� though her past vocational hats have also included meeting planner, computer network administrator, financial manager, and licensed real estate salesperson!
WELCOME TO ROTARY, KELLY�and family!

News & DUES

OUR FIRST 50-50 Raffle Winner is NORA LYNCH ........... granddaughter of Janice Brannon � CONGRATULATIONS!

DUES ARE DUE! Please pay CATHY asap as we owe the $$ to RI and District 6420. If you don�t have your bill, check with Scott or Cathy for the amount you owe ($50 plus $2 for meetings missed and not made up at another Club, Club project, or on-line).

Coming UP:
Thurs. Aug. 2 � Club Assembly;
Fri. Aug. 3 � Rotary Lemon Shake-up Sale at Granville Homecoming, in front of Drug Store, 5-8 pm;
Tues. Aug. 7 � 7am Board Breakfast!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 19, 2007

WELCOME ! PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN chairs our meeting AND brings us a very special Program, to be presented by CAPTAIN ROBERT JORNLIN, commander of the LST (Landing Ship Tank) 325 which will dock at Henry by Labor Day! Captain Jornlin, a retired Earlville area farmer and seed salesman, was among the crew of 29 daring WWII Vets (average age: 72!) who journeyed to Crete with the impossible dream to save the 328-foot junked war vessel, sail her 6,000 miles across the seas, and restore her to serve as a floating history lesson. The LST 325 was one of some 1051 such vessels, some built in Senica, IL, to carry troops and supplies to US & Allied forces during WWII. Against all odds, the LST 325 is on its way!!

WELCOME & CONGRATULATIONS, CAPTAIN JORNLIN!

LAST WEEK...

JENO BONUCCHI hosted JOHN REDSHAW, discussing the life and times, and untimely demise, of his namesake and great uncle, TRADER JACK (John Spencer) REDSHAW. The son of a coal miner, Trader Jack was known for his shrewd tradesmanship and international reknown, as well as his flamboyant clothes, personality and lifestyle. He was gunned down in his own office (now the Granville Branch Library) on McCoy Street, on September 26, 1955. We also had the benefit last week of several members� and guests� personal accounts of events just prior to and following Trader Jack Redshaw�s still-unsolved murder.

Thanks for a GREAT Program, Jeno!!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED!

KELLY KLOTZ has been proposed for membership by LORRAINE TERANDO! The Board has approved, subject to Club comment during the next 7 days per Rotary By-laws. Kelly and her two children moved from the outer �burbs (near Crystal Lake) to McNabb in 2005, nearer to much of her family who had been lured to Fish �n� Fun years ago. Kelley is the owner-editor-publisher of KID KONNECTION, an area-wide family-friendly activities magazine & website calendar of things to do in the Illinois Valley. Her past vocational hats have included meeting planner, computer network administrator, financial manager, & licensed real estate salesperson! Please direct comments to the Board. If accepted, Kelly will be installed next week!

MORE GOOD NEWS .......

NEW 50-50 Raffle -- our first drawing is..... TONIGHT!

No increase in DUES! Please pay CATHY asap as we owe the $$ to RI and District 6420. If you don�t have your bill, check with Scott or Cathy for the amount you owe.

Foundation Raffle � One taker so far -- New Sustaining Members can pay $50, receive Club match of $50, and be eligible for a $100 raffle to be held Sept. 6 credit for the Foundation!

NEXT WEEK: BRUNO BUCHHOLZ will host KELLY KLOTZ, member-elect and editor-owner of KID KONNECTION to tell us how this all came about, and the potential such an area-wide �things-to-do� publication has to offer!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 12, 2007

WELCOME ! JENO BONUCCHI hosts our Program tonight, featuring JOHN REDSHAW on the topic of the infamous (and still unsolved) murder of his namesake, TRADER JACK (John Spencer) REDSHAW! The son of a coal miner, Trader Jack was known for his shrewd tradesmanship as well as his flamboyant clothes, personality and lifestyle. He was gunned down in his own office (now the Granville Branch Library) on McCoy Street, on September 26, 1955. Welcome, John !

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED...

Our first CLUB ASSEMBLY of the year was held last week, with the following matters discussed:
(1) Board minutes from the prior week�s breakfast board meeting were approved and accepted.
(2) KELLY KLOTZ was introduced by Lorraine Terando, as a potential member, to be proposed officially tonight!
(3) Thank you note received from Maria Gensini for receipt of this year�s Knute Hammel Scholarship.
(4) 50-50 tickets are all accounted-for ... SUCCESS!
(5) Dues are due.... pay asap to Cathy;
(6) Our Club�s 40th Anniversary Celebration and Reunion of past members will be planned for this fall-- Committees to be formed tonight !
(7) Treasurer�s Report given.
(8) Foundation Raffle � New Sustaining Members can pay $50, receive Club match of $50, and be eligible to win an additional $100 credit for the Foundation � Drawing will be September 6 !

FUTURE FEATURES

SEAN BRANNON will host (SOON!)his own Program on NETSMARTZ! an internet safety program that was developed by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, with important tips to keep kids safe from internet predators, and to keep us all safe from identity theft and fraud!

JULY 26: BRUNO BUCHHOLZ will host KELLY KLOTZ, editor-owner of the KID KONNECTION �local happenings� publication, to tell us how this all came about, and the potential these publications (and the accompanying website) have!

Our next CLUB ASSEMBLY will be held on August 2; The BOARD will meet for breakfast on Tuesday, August 7 (1st Tuesday), CK Cutright hosts our Program on August 9; Bruce Filbrandt hosts on August 16; Matt Hostetter hosts on August 23; and Christina Judd hosts on August 30 !!
Please let your Bull. Editor know your plans!!

THIS YEAR�S THEME...

The Magic of Rotary is that Rotary allows ordinary people to do extraordinary things � it allows us to open our hearts to people we might never meet and to share the love that we have .... through club service, through vocational service, through community service�through our focus on youth � and through our focusing on MEMBERSHIP!
(PS � August is RI Membership Month!)

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 5, 2007

WELCOME to ROTARY 2007-2008! Club President DARRELL ALLEMAN takes control of the gavel tonight, presiding over our first CLUB ASSEMBLY of the year! On the agenda:
(1) Our hope for NEW MEMBERS to SHARE ROTARY!
(2) Board Report;
(3) Committee Volunteers (see your bulletin cover!)
(4) 50-50 Round-up;
(5) Dues;
(6) Attendance Awards;
(7) Foundation Raffle;
(8) Treasurer�s Report;
(9) Upcoming Programs; and...
(10) Club Discussion !

Where We�ve Been...What We�ve Done

JANICE BRANNON hosted our meeting two weeks ago, with dinner at SAMMS and a walk through history, including a tour of the PULSIFER HOUSE and the PC Ag & Historical Museum in Hennepin! Our thanks to JANICE for setting up the event, and to our guides, KAREN BAILEY and JEANNE ALLEMAN!

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

DARRELL ALLEMAN and our new BOARD OF DIRECTORS & Officers were duly installed by Club Co-Chaplain BRUNO BUCHHOLZ at SAMMS last week � With thanks to the past Board and Congrats to the new! LARRY PRIEST was recognized for a great year, receiving a plaque, past-president�s pin, and the right to take a deep breath � from any seat in the house! Larry expressed his thanks to his Board, Officers, and all Club members....followed by Darrell�s preview of a GREAT year ahead!

ANNUAL MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

SERVICE ABOVE SELF: VICKI GENSINI received this year�s honors for her outstanding community involvement in business, church, community organizations and volunteer work! She received a framed certificate, engraved glass desk box, honorary membership for one year (with a lapel pin to prove it!), and a check for $100 -- designated for PC Achievement Center.

CHARTER MEMBER RECOGNITION: CHRIS KUNKEL, JENO BONUCCHI, BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, DON NELSON, & ED NOVAK were recognized as 40-year Charter Members! ...And a special ANNIVERSARY EVENT is soon to be in the works!

PERFECT ATTENDANCE: An incredible TWELVE recipients this year had perfect attendance ALL YEAR, and THREE MORE were recognized, two for perfect attendance since becoming members mid-year, and one other, to be mentioned again tonight! Special recognition was given to JENO BONUCCHI and BRUNO BUCHHOLZ for 40 years perfect attendance since the Club�s inception, in honor of which they were each presented with �40-plus� desk display medallions. Congrats to all !!!

NEW BOARD IN ACTION....

THE NEW BOARD met July 3, voting:
(1) to purchase quarter-page ads (3/yr @ $375) in local activities magazine, �KID KONNECTION;�
(2) to participate in the �Dictionary Project� at est. cost of $120/yr;
(3) to proceed with event to celebrate Club�s 40th;
(4) to approve dues--$50(covers $33.21 to RI and $13.50 to District); and
(5) to waive attendance of a member while unable to make-up at a Club or on-line due to an extended hospitalization.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY INSTALLATION NITE �07!

JUNE 28, 2007

AND WELCOME TO SAMMS! President LARRY PRIEST presides over the FIRST portion of tonight�s celebration of a GREAT year of service and fellowship, handing gavel and presidency to DARRELL ALLEMAN who receives the privilege of launching our NEW Rotary year! Our Club offers thanks to all members, spouses & volunteers whose SERVICE ABOVE SELF contributed to make 2006-07 an extraordinary year!

Larry Priest, Pres.
Darrell Alleman, V.Pres.
Bruce Fibrandt,Board Member
Matt Hostetter, Board Member
Jeno Bonucchi, Board Member
Rick Serafini, Board Member
Brad Acuncius, Board Member
Lorraine Terando, Board Member

AND our Club pledges to make the coming year ANOTHER great year of service and fellowship, with the NEW BOARD:
Darrell Alleman , President
Rick Serafini, V. Pres.
Bruce Filbrandt, Board Member
Larry Priest, Board Member
Brad Acuncius, Board Member
Tom Simmons, Board Member
Jeno Bonucchi, Board Member
Lorraine Terando, Board Member

SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD
CONGRATULATIONS, VICKI GENSINI !

Vicki is this year�s SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD RECIPIENT, recognizing her dedication to Community, Church, and Professional Excellence, epitomizing the Rotary Motto of SERVICE ABOVE SELF! Vicki�s accomplishments include 27 years� professional dedication as a Network Administrator at Honeywell-Hobbs, a member of the Credit Union Board and current Pres. of the I.V. Network Users Assn; also actively involved as part-owner of Granville Foods; plus Extracurricular effort as Fish �N� Fun Bookkeeper; Active in Church as CCD Teacher & Eucharistic Minister, an Oblate of St. Bede Abbey, Newsletter editor, & WSOG Radio participant; M-M Jr. Women�s Club, PC Food Pantry, PC Achievement Services, PCHS Market Day, Cookie Cutter Collectors Club, Illinois Valley Herb Guild, and Clear Creek Preservation Council! Vicki and her husband, Gene, have two children, Victor at NIU and Maria, a recent PCHS Grad & recipient of our Club�s KNUTE HAMMEL AWARD!

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 -- 40 years� Perfect Attendance, 1967-2007 & still goin� strong!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 21, 2007

WELCOME to SAMMS ! Club President LARRY PRIEST presides tonight, and JANICE BRANNON hosts our �magical history tour� across the street at the historic PULSIFER HOUSE! Our tour guides will include PC Historical Society President KAREN BAILEY and Board Member JEANNE ALLEMAN, offering a glimpse of life in Putnam County in the 1800�s.

WELCOME, ROTARIANS & GUESTS !!

QUEEN KELSIE VISITS !

DARRELL ALLEMAN did a ROYAL job of hosting our Program last week, introducing us to MARSHALL-PUTNAM�s 2006-2007 FAIR QUEEN, KELSIE MOONEY! The daughter of James & Janet Mooney of Lacon, Kelsie is 20 years old, now a Junior at SIU-Edwardsville, working toward a degree in nursing. Kelsie says the M-P Fair is one of the only volunteer-run fairs in the State -- with the help of volunteer Directors such as Darrell! --and is a rarity in that its president is a woman, Jovanna Kocher of Henry, whose footsteps Kelsie may some day follow. Though she says �I�ve never been royal before!� she handles it very well, and is a perfect ambassador for the Fair & for the two Counties!

Thanks for hosting the Program, Darrell � AND THANKS FOR ALL YOUR VOLUNTEER WORK� --Literally �Fair To All Concerned!�

ROTARY IN ACTION....

FIFTY-FIFTY NEWS: Last week�s winner was Lisa Johnson !

OUR NEXT 50 DRAWINGS begin July 19 � Turn in stubs of sold tickets, and any unsold tickets, by June 28 or they are yours!

GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE � One Rotarian, four non-Rotarian young professionals wanted for an all-expence paid trip to England and Wales Feb 7 through March 6, 2008! Aps due August 4 for Rotarians, August 11 for non-Rotarian Team Applicants. Club voted to get the word out !!

GRANVILLE CELEBRATION � We voted to �shake it up� � lemon shake-ups, 5-8 pm on Friday, August 3 on McCoy Street!

COW PIE BINGO � September 29, 1pm at Boggios !!

KOPS & KIDS � We have again donated two bikes for the Sheriff�s annual Fishing Derby event this weekend � join the fun!

THANK YOU, BRUCE � the Committee has re-planted the sign at Standard! Suggestion of backside signs was referred to the Bd.

THANK YOU, LORRAINE � Notice the flowers at the base of each of our Rotary Meeting-Place Roadsigns on 71 ?? Nice work!!

COMING SOON....

JUNE 28: INSTALLATION NIGHT and SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD PRESENTATION here at SAMMS � Spouses too! Chicken Family Style, $15 each � Let�s ALL be here!!!

JULY 5 � BUSINESS MEETING AND CLUB ASSEMBLY!

JULY 12 � Jeno Bonucchi will host JOHN REDSHAW to relate to us the fascinating history of Trader Jack Redshaw!

JULY 19 � Sean Brannon will host....

JULY 26 � Bruno Buchholz hosts �Kid Konnection� editor Kelly Klotz to tell us about this new local-interest magazine!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 14, 2007

WELCOME! Club President LARRY PRIEST presides tonight, and DARRELL ALLEMAN hosts our Program Guest, MARSHALL-PUTNAM FAIR QUEEN KELSIE MOONEY! Kelsie will tell us how she has spent her �Crown Year� and what�s in store for THIS year�s MP Fair. We�ll get to the pleasure of Kelsie�s Program before business tonight, as Director Darrell and Queen Kelsie are off to the fairgrounds for a meeting later this evening!
WELCOME, MP FAIR QUEEN KELSIE MOONEY!

TOURISM....IN PUTNAM COUNTY?

On May 24 REED WILSON took us on a tour of tourism in the Illinois Valley, pointing out some interesting facts and attractions �just outside our own back door!� Reed shared with us the extensive promotional materials enticing travelers, fish & wildlife enthusiasts, history buffs, and vacationers to Putnam County and vicinity, and updated us on new attractions to come, including a newer, bigger water park, a 36-hole miniature golf course, completion of the �Heritage Corridor,� Port of LaSalle and replica Canal Boat projects, expansion of the Ottawa Marina, and the Grand Illinois Bike Path from Chicago to Iowa, renovations at Kaskaskia Hotel and Hegler-Carus Mansion, possible development of the historic Kaskaskia village near Ottawa, promotion of the 150th anniversary of the first Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Ottawa and more! Reed said the first objective has been promotion of existing sites, laying the groundwork for encouragement of new businesses, attractions, shops and restaurants to enhance and benefit from tourism growth.
THANKS, REED!

50-50 UPDATE

FIFTY-FIFTY WINNERS: Richie Glenn, Nancy Carlson, and W. Durley Boyle!

RAFFLE TICKETS FOR OUR NEXT 50 DRAWINGS � DUE IN TONIGHT! Any not yet sold and paid for will be redistributed for sale � in HOT demand!!

COMING SOON....

OUR NEXT TWO MEETINGS will be at SAMMS in Hennepin!

NEXT WEEK: Janice Brannon hosts our dinner and Program next week � meet at SAMMS in Hennepin at 6:30 for dinner, to be followed by a tour of the Pulsifer House! Been there before? Come and see what�s NEW � AND BRING GUESTS!!

JUNE 28: INSTALLATION NIGHT and SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD PRESENTATION at SAMMS � Spouses too! Chicken Family Style, $15 each � Let�s ALL be there!!!

JULY 5 � BUSINESS MEETING AND CLUB ASSEMBLY!

JULY 12 � Jeno Bonucchi will host JOHN REDSHAW to relate to us the fascinating history of Trader Jack Redshaw!

JULY 19 � Sean Brannon will host....

JULY 26 � Bruno Buchholz hosts.

PLEASE LET YOUR BULLETIN EDITOR KNOW THE DETAILS!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 24, 2007

WELCOME! Club President LARRY PRIEST presides tonight, and REED WILSON will present our Program, with some great tips for day trips � Tourism In Illinois!! Welcome to Rotary!

SPECIAL DELIVERY !

VICE PRES DARRELL ALLEMAN held the fort in Larry�s absence last week, and LORRAINE TERANDO hosted our Program, featuring MICHAEL CLARK of the United States Postal Service! As Supervisor of Customer Service Support in the USPS Finance Department, our guest is one of 25 representatives in the country, speaking on the very recent �rate case� that revamps the postal financing structure. Aside from the obvious increase in first class mail rates, future increases will be more subtle but more frequent, he said, reflecting changes in the consumer price index. Also, letters larger than 6� x 9� or thicker than � inch will now be charged more to absorb a greater portion of the actual cost of handling. Another change is the �forever stamp� which will always be good for first class mail regardless of increases, saving USPS added printing costs and saving us from having to add postage when rates go up. The last major change in postal service occurred in 1971 when the USPS was made self-supporting. Currently, the Post Office handles 45% of the entire world�s mailing, processing one half billion pieces of mail a day, and is touted as the cheapest and most efficient public mail system in the world, able to deliver to remote territory -- occasionally by mule or snowmobile! Thanks for hosting a great program, Lorraine � and thanks for the mail, too!

ROTARY IN ACTION....

FIFTY-FIFTY WINNER: SEAN�S MOM, KAY BRANNON!

RAFFLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR OUR NEXT 50 DRAWINGS! Need more tickets? Just 15 left to distribute! Please turn in $$ and stubs asap!!

ATTENDANCE NOTE: Let�s boost our meeting attendance in appreciation for our hosts and the availability of a meeting place!!

SCHOLARSHIP TIME! The Club voted last week to confirm:
Maria Gensini is to receive our Knute Hammel Memorial Scholarship Award of $500. She plans to study phyical or occupational therapy, beginning her studies at IVCC;
Angela Kuhn is to receive our Bill Klein Memorial Scholarship Voucher for $250 toward vocational/educational expenses. She plans to attend UI-Circle Campus eventually to become a Neo-natal surgeon; and
Desiree Borio and The Finish Line are to receive our Co-Op Student & Employer of the Year Awards, including a voucher for $100 toward Desiree�s vocational/educational expenses. Attesting to the quality of the program and Desiree�s participation, she is the youngest person to be named store assistant manager!
(The awards were presented at PCHS by Scott Shore on May 19).

BATTING LINE-UP:

May 31 � DARRELL ALLEMAN.....
June 7 � CLUB ASSEMBLY
June 14 � JENO BONUCCHI .....
June 21 � JANICE BRANNON
June 28 � INSTALLATION NIGHT at SAMMS !!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 17, 2007

WELCOME! Club VICE President DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s meeting, and LORRAINE TERANDO has the honor of hosting our Program, featuring MICHAEL CLARK � here to explain how the Postal System runs on just 41 cents a stamp.
WELCOME TO ROTARY, MICHAEL CLARK!

150 YEARS (and one week) AGO...

SCOTT SHORE�s distinguished guests last week were Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, still locking horns over the DRED SCOTT DECISION, 150 years after the fact! The case, decided in 1857 in favor of slavery, sparked a lot of local debate, including the first of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates in Ottawa in 1858. It also further widened the gap between north and south that soon resulted in the Civil War. Though seen historically as a national issue, the case and the ongoing slavery debate was of urgent local interest, right here in Putnam County. This was demonstrated by a lengthy letter Abe Lincoln had written to Williamson Durley (Walter Durley Boyle�s great grandfather, after a visit to Hennepin in 1845, reflecting Abe�s evolving stance on the slavery issue. It was also demonstrated by the large number of abolitionists here and the important role they played in the �underground railroad,� including two underground passageways leading to the River from a sub-basement of the Pulsifer House and from the lower level of the Putnam County Courthouse � our very own �histories� mysteries!�

WELCOME HOME, BRAD !

We welcome BRAD ACUNCIUS home after an extended tour of OSF Hospital in Peoria..... WELCOME HOME, BRAD!!!!!!!!

50-50 REPORT !

FIFTY-FIFTY WINNER LAST WEEK: Anne Gerber of Davenport IA, on a ticket sold by Bruce! Congrats, Anne....

ON SALE NOW: RAFFLE TICKETS FOR OUR NEXT 50 DRAWINGS!

Need more tickets? Put your order in tonight and your wish will soon come true!

COMING SOON....

May 24 � REED WILSON fills in for Brad Acuncius, with a timely program on tourism in the State of Illinois !!
May 31 � DARRELL ALLEMAN is at bat!
June 7 � CLUB ASSEMBLY
June 14 � JENO BONUCCHI hosts.
June 21 � JANICE BRANNON (if in the country!)
June 28 � INSTALLATION NIGHT at SAMMS !!!
June 30 � GOVERNOR ELDON LEEMHUIS is going to be installed at Ottawa � all Rotarians & guests welcome! July 5 � CLUB ASSEMBLY
July 12 � SEAN BRANNON hosts...
July 19 � BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosts!

Please tell your Bull. Editor ASAP the �who� and �what� of your Program!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 10, 1857

WELCOME! Club President LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, and SCOTT SHORE presents our Program, bringing back to life a case decided 150 years ago (not by this judge) that impacted the people living along the Illinois River and throughout our new nation. THE DRED SCOTT CASE, recently returned to the local limelight in conjunction with the Putnam County Bar Association�s celebration of Law Day, provides a fascinating view of the slavery issue, from the vantage point of one slave. Dred and Harriet Scott never meant to be in the history books, or the topic of discussion at Granville Rotary 150 years later, but GUESS WHAT!

....Welcome to Rotary, May 10, 1857!

LAST WEEK:

LARRY PRIEST had lots of jokes and lots for us to discuss at last week�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, including:
(1) �Putters� signs are down, thanks to Bruce! We are digging up quotes for new signs...report tonight.
(2) Further discussion on a Board idea to include non-Rotary members of the community in Rotary, possibly as honorary status Rotarians forming an �adjunct� group of 5 or 10 selected supporters. Just in the thinking process for now.
(3) SERVICE ABOVE SELF award discussed, to be presented by Larry to an outstanding non-Rotarian member of the community, at our annual Rotarian-and-Spouse-and-Guest Installation Night meeting, June 28 (likely at SAMMS, by the way). Nominees welcomed � see Larry.
(4) Board report from the previous Tuesday was accepted, donations adopted.
(5) �Granville Days� may be re-invented (again) this summer � discussion of the possibility of us participating with a lemon-shake-up kiosk and table for sale of Cow Pie Bingo tickets. Consensus is that we not have a separate Cow Pie Bingo event at Granville Days, but instead stick with last year�s tie-in to Boggio�s Fall Festival.
( 6) Cathy provided a tentative report on AFTERGLOW finances.... WE�RE IN THE BLACK.... final report coming soon.

FIFTY FIFTY WINNER LAST WEEK: IRV STANSEL!

Need more tickets? Put your order in tonight and your wish will soon come true!

COMING SOON....
May 17 -- LORRAINE TERANDO hosts USPS finance person Michael Clark of Chillicothe!
May 24 � REED WILSON fills in for Brad Acuncius.
May 31 � DARRELL ALLEMAN is at bat!
June 7 � CLUB ASSEMBLY
June 14 � JENO BONUCCHI hosts.
June 21 � JANICE BRANNON (if in the country!)
June 28 � INSTALLATION NIGHT at SAMMS !!!
June 30 � GOVERNOR ELDON LEEMHUIS to be installed at Ottawa � all Rotarians & guests welcome!
July 5 � CLUB ASSEMBLY
July 12 � SEAN BRANNON hosts...
July 19 � BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosts!

SHARE ROTARY � BRING GUESTS TO ENJOY OUR GREAT PROGRAMS!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 3, 2007

WELCOME! Club President LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with LOTS to talk about, including Membership, AFTERGLOW�s success, 50-50 sales, Board report, upcoming Program Schedule, Scholarship selections in progress (RYLA, Klein, Hammel and Co-Op) and MORE !

MAKING HISTORY!

RON McNEILL filled in for Krista Stokke on April 17, taping an interview with our Charter Members and those who remember �way back when� in Granville Rotary�s past. This marks our Club�s 40th Anniversary, and as Ron says, it�s great that we have some of the �original talent� still so actively involved --an enjoyable event, and one that will be preserved for future generations of our Club.
GREAT PROGRAM, RON !

NEXT WEEK....

SCOTT SHORE fills in for REED WILSON to share with us the history of the Dred Scott Decision, 150 years ago. The case has some fascinating twists. It was also the basis of the Putnam County Law Day celebration hosted by the Bar last week. Bring Guests !

BEST WISHES, BRAD....

BRAD ACUNCIUS is still under lots of care at OSF Peoria, improving steadily, and enjoying hearing from us....................... WE MISS YOU TOO, BRAD!

NEWS BRIEFS

ASSISTANT DISTRICT GOVERNOR MARIAN SHURTS dropped in last week to present our Club with District recognition for our part in the �GLOBAL NETWORK� of blood drives, and a 2nd place award for our Club�s WEBSITE! And LARRY PRIEST reported on the District Conference � lots of valuable info.....and auction items too!
Thank you for attending, Larry!

BOARD TALK

THE BOARD met May 1, discussing the following:
(1) Afterglow success � approx. 120 kids, and ALL had a great time... Our thanks again to Danielle Stoddard for co-chairing and to ALL who helped... Further reports and finances expected soon!
(2) Suggestions discussed for inclusion of community members who shy away from joining Rotary but are willing to help. More thought to follow !!
(3) Rte. 71 Road Signs: �Putters� removed -- will be replaced; options being sought.
(4) Pre-Stamped envelopes � printing available, but Club opted to pass, for flexibility in return addresses & use of Rotary logo.
(5) TREK 100 -- Voted to donate $25 to help sponsor Copeland family�s bike ride to fight childhood cancer.
(6) Annual Meeting June 28 is to be at SAMMS � Darrell gets to make the arrangements! Bring Spouses!

PROGRAMS

May 10 � SCOTT SHORE�s Program on the Dred Scott�s 150th !
May 17 -- LORRAINE TERANDO hosts USPS finance person Michael Clark of Chillicothe!
May 24 � REED WILSON fills in for Brad Acuncius.
May 31 � DARRELL ALLEMAN is at bat!
See you here!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 19, 2007

WELCOME! Club President LARRY PRIEST presides and RON McNEILL is filling in for Krista Stokke to host tonight�s very �historical� Program! Curious about the founding of our Granville Rotary Club? Tonight we will get to hear some stories and remembrances of our Club�s earlier years, dating back to the year of our Charter in 1967 � with extra help from our Club�s still very active Charter Members!!!
WELCOME TO ROTARY !!

LAST WEEK �IN THE JOINT�

TOM SIMMONS hosted last week�s Program lined up by Cathy Oliveri, presented by DR. PAUL PERONA, MD, orthopedic surgeon with St. Margaret�s Hospital in Spring Valley! With a few guests and neighbors also joining us, Dr. Perona explained the very latest in joint repair and replacement, and separated fact from fiction regarding �the best materials� in prosthetics, helpful health supplements, gender-specific hype, and the benefits of partial joint replacement. The program was fascinating, and we can be thankful for the likes of Dr. Perona for bringing his expertise �back home� to Spring Valley!
GREAT PROGRAM, TOM!

What�s Next?

Next week: Marty Yauch says she�ll donate next week�s program to �the cause� � final prep and set-up for the AFTERGLOW! AND THEN... Saturday, April 28, 10 PM -- Get some sleep, dig out a white shirt and black pants, and meet in McNabb!

50-50 UPDATE

BE THE FIRST ON YOUR BLOCK TO SELL ALL YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS! Jane Lenkaitis has distributed the new batch � see Jane for more if / when / as you run out!!
Looking for prospects?? Recent Winners include: BRANDON McNEILL (TWICE IN A ROW!), LINDA BURT, BEV WEST (former Lotto Winner!), DR. SILVIO DAVITO, and (Larry�s grand offspring!) JACOB MAURER AND BEN TURF (TWICE IN A ROW!), and Attorney Anita Kopko!

MAY DATES

May 1 � Board Breakfast here, 7 am.
May 3 � CLUB ASSEMBLY
May 10 � Reed Wilson hosts!
May 17 -- Lorraine Terando hosts USPS finance person Michael Clark of Chillicothe!
May 24 � We start the new line-up, with Brad Acuncius hosting!
Please inform Bulletin Editor Scott of your Program plans!

AN E-VOICE FROM THE PAST....

Former Exchange Student (1996) GUNIZ DENIZ of Turkey has caught up to us by email, remembering the best of times as a Rotary Exchange Student years ago. She is now married, working full time in an investment firm, and working on her MBA at Monmouth University in New Jersey! Anyone know of her hosts, Ron and Mary Lou Taylor? She�s looking for an address or contact, and hopes to stay in touch with us all! That�s ROTARY!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 12, 2007

WELCOME! Club President LARRY PRIEST presides and TOM SIMMONS hosts tonight�s Program (with an �assist� from Cathy Oliveri), to be presented by DR. PAUL PERONA, MD! Our guest is an orthopedic surgeon with St. Margaret�s Hospital in Spring Valley, and has offered to tell us the latest in hip replacement and other orthopedic procedures!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, DR. PERONA !

WE ARE ALSO HAPPY TO WELCOME BACK BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, well on the way to recovery following his sampling of Dr. Perona�s work � WELCOME BACK, BRUNO !

CATCHING UP ON THE NEWS....

On March 22, Larry Priest introduced BRUCE McVETY in the for absentee Host Scott Shore, with a program entitled �HOW TO AVOID GETTING A TICKET WHEN STOPPED BY A POLICE OFFICER!� The powerpoint may not have worked, but the advice will � and may save you a trip to the Courthouse!

On March 29, SHARON ACUNCIUS filled in for Adriane Shore to tell us about her new business venture, located right here in Moreno�s! Our thanks to Sharon for jumping in with a great �vocational service� program �hand crafted� for the occasion!

(Our April 7 meeting was cancelled due to numerous conflicts.)

BOARD CHALK....

Our Board met on April 3, discussing the following:
(1) President Larry hopes to represent us at the District Conference in Rochelle on April 21(any others willing??)
(2) Addressing request from McNabb-Magnolia Jr. Women�s Club for help in funding the annual 8th grade Springfield trip, Board voted to increase budgeted donation from $50 to $100.
(3) Board approved $20 previously budgeted for sponsorship of a trophy at the 4-H fair this summer.
(4) Treasurer�s Report was reviewed and Board voted to pay this year�s Klein and Hammel Scholarships from the general fund to allow the separate scholarship funds to continue to grow.
(5) Ag Nite bill and options for next year discussed.
(6) Cow Pie Bingo plans discussed, suggesting we sell tickets at Granville Days but hold event again at Boggio�s Fall Celebration.
(7) Consensus favors using �happy bucks� at first monthly meeting to augment food service tip.
(8) Cathy Oliveri and Adriane Shore are newly appointed as our Sunshine Committee.

AND MORE GOOD NEWS....

Our GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE drew some 37 pints net, we�re told! Lower than usual, but GREATLY appreciated! We thank all who helped, all who baked, and all who gave blood !

DANIELLE STODDARD is a MOM � AGAIN! CONGRATS, DANIELLE! Our AFTERGLOW Co-Chair (and JJ) gave birth April 6 to son #3, JADEN JARRAL, 7lb. 1 oz.! Danielle plans to stop in briefly tonight with final plans for AFTERGLOW April 28!

NEXT WEEK: Krista Stokke hosts our Program � See you here!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY! March 22, 2007

WELCOME! President LARRY PRIEST presides and will introduce tonight�s Program on Scott�s behalf � welcoming BRUCE McVETY with guidance we can all drive by: �HOW TO AVOID GETTING A TICKET WHEN STOPPED BY A POLICE OFFICER!� You may know Bruce as a Henry Rotarian, or as Unit Head of MP Extension, but you may NOT know Bruce had been a police officer and deputy sheriff in days gone by, and brings tonight�s program with the experience of writing more than 12,000 traffic tickets to people who hadn�t heard this program!!!

(PS � Ask Bruce how his day was today... If Bruce says his day was a disaster today, here�s why: Extension and PC Emergency Responders teamed up today to present a Disaster Planning Workshop for small business owners with tips on business preparedness for natural disasters or homeland security threats!)

NEXT WEEK � Kids� Literacy: Adriane Shore will give us a peak at children�s literature �beyond George,� sharing with us some favorites from her varied collection of children�s books!

April 3 � Breakfast Board Meeting 7am
April 5 � Club Assembly
April 6 � ROTARY GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE at PCHS
April 12 � Tom Simmons hosts our Program
April 19 � Krista Stokke hosts our Program
April 26 � Lorraine Terando hosts our Program
April 28 � AFTERGLOW -- all hands on decks!

Two Weeks Ago....

RICK SERAFINI hosted (older) brother, DAN SERAFINI, whose interest in clocks sent him back to school � horology school � at Quincy, with the hope his new business �The Hands of Time� will grow into a full time FOURTH career following his career path that has included teaching at PCHS from 1970-1979, industry until 2005, and now teaching again, as a math teacher at LP and part time business instructor at IVCC. Says Dan, �time will tell!�

AG NITE SUCCESS

Many thanks to BRAD ACUNCIUS & DARRELL ALLEMAN for last week�s successful Agri-Business Nite success, with an audience of 93 at the McNabb Community Building! Program Guest Jeff Peterson of Marquis Grain and Marquis Energy gave us a very complete update on the building of the Marquis ethanol plant under construction north of Hennepin, with good info as to the production process and anticipated impact on our local corn economy. When in production, the plant will convert 100,000 bushels of corn into 300,000 gallons of ethanol product DAILY!

LIGHTED WAY RADIOTHON THANKS....

Sincere thanks to all who contributed to last Sunday�s LaSalle Rotary Lighted Way Radiothon emceed by our very own DANIRA PARRA! The event netted $17,800 by day�s end, with more on the way! Our Club gave $100 and members gave a total of $180 more!

Planning for Good Friday Bloodmobile

Friday April 6- PCHS � Needed: Setup Crew 7:30 am, Kitchen Crews 7:30-10:30am and 10:30-1pm, Pack-up Crew 1:00 pm, and food � cookies, rice krispie treats, brownies (2 doz each?) � Please sign up tonight! ( Also needed: BLOOD DONORS! )

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WELCOME TO ROTARY
AGRI-BUSINESS NITE �O7 !

March 15, 2007

Welcome to McNABB... and to GRANVILLE ROTARY!
Rotarians DARRELL ALLEMAN & BRAD ACUNCIUS host our AGRI-BUSINESS NITE Program tonight, in celebration of National Agriculture Week -- March 12-18, 2007! We give particular thanks to our three local Banks, and to FFA, for �energizing� tonight�s event with your presence and support!!

OUR SPEAKER TONIGHT�..

Our very special guest speaker tonight is MARK MARQUIS, owner-developer and president of MARQUIS ENERGY, LLC ethanol plant now under construction north of Hennepin. Mark brings to the industry his expertise and experience in grain production, marketing and transportation, blended with a healthy quality of adventure and foresight in the world�s growing interest in ethanol as the alternative fuel source of the future. When completed, the plant will be one of the largest dry mill ethanol plants in the United States, with an initial production capacity of 100 million gallons and the hope of doubling production by 2009, eventually using 72 million bushels per year of locally grown corn!

WELCOME TO ROTARY�s AGRI-BUSINESS NITE 2007 !

WHAT�S ROTARY ?

It�s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests
..... celebrating 100 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 strives to include membership from -- Granville, Magnolia & Hennepin Townships... & all points in between!
...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties...
& no financial commitments beyond semi-annual dues of $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...

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 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

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

March 8, 2007

WELCOME, ALL, TO MORENO�S ON MAIN! President LARRY PRIEST presides and RICK SERAFINI hosts our Program tonight � to be presented by Rick�s brother, DAN SERAFINI! Dan�s interest in clocks has grown in time (literally !) and tonight we hope that Dan will share with us the path his hobby has taken UP the learning curve !

WELCOME, DAN !!

CELEBRATING OUR 102nd ...

OUR MEETING two weeks ago was a celebration of ROTARY � our 102nd Birthday...
Our WELCOME HOME to CHARTER MEMBER ED NOVAK & DOROTHY...
Installation of JIM MACK as a returning member of �the fold�...
and a GREAT program honoring Rotary�s �WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH!�

LARRY PRIEST hosted past Granville Rotary President ELIN ARNOLD, publisher of the PUTNAM COUNTY RECORD & TONICA NEWS, who shared her story of ministry travels in Ghana and South Africa in 2003 and again this past October, �building leaders that last� to continue to serve.
THANKS FOR HOSTING THE CELEBRATION, LARRY!

NEXT WEEK � AGRI-BUSINESS NITE AT McNABB COMMUNITY BUILDING (& FIRE HALL) � 6:30 PM!

WELCOME BACK, JIM MACK !

JIM MACK IS BACK � returning to Rotary after a 9 year hiatus --re-installed on Feb. 22 by President & Proposer LARRY PRIEST, Club Chaplain KRISTA STOKKE and Secretary SCOTT SHORE. Jim returns under the classification of ATTORNEY, now practicing with Schweickert & Gannasin in Peru. Jim & his wife Beth reside in Hennepin.
WELCOME BACK TO ROTARY, JIM!

SIGNS OF THE TIMES....

WE�RE ON THE BOARDS! The first of two billboards is on 71 westbound entering Granville.... and we�ll see sign #2 in place yet this week on 89 northbound in McNabb�all compliments of the PR grant from Rotary Int�l that also covered the full page PCR ad!

DIRECT FROM THE DIRECTORS

The ROTARY BOARD met this Tuesday, resulting in the following action taken:
(1) AFTERGLOW report received � Committee met last Sunday --KEEP APRIL 28 OPEN!
(2) MEETING MENU options discussed � we�ll let Linda know what we have liked MOST!
(3) ROADSIGN updating � we�ll change meeting place placard and Lorraine & Cathy hope to lead the way in floral landscaping each sign!
(4) Cheri Klein�s letter of resignation accepted with regret;
(5) Lighted Way Radiothon MARCH 18! We hope to encourage individual donations AND voted to give a Club contribution of $100, to be budgeted annually.
(6) Dist. Conf. Can you attend April 21?--Club will pay members� registration fee --deadline April 4!
(7) RYLA � voted to sponsor two students � past attendees can also attend at family expense.
(8) DUES �second billing � PLEASE PAY YOUR DUES!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

February 22, 2007

�SENIOR MEMBERS� NITE�

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROTARY--102 YRS YOUNG!

WELCOME, ALL, TO MORENO�S ON MAIN -- and to our celebration tonight of ROTARY INTERNATIONAL�s 102nd birthday � founded February 23, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois!

PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides AND hosts tonight�s meeting, welcoming Senior Members of Granville Rotary, spouses, guests, and our Program Guest-- past Granville Rotarian & Past President ELIN ARNOLD! Our Program tonight is well suited to this month�s Rotary theme of World Understanding !

Elin is owner, operator and publisher of the PUTNAM COUNTY RECORD and TONICA NEWS, and joins us tonight with her own story of ministry work, travel and life-changing experiences in Ghana and South Africa this past October. The trip was organized under the ministry of Revs. Tom and Phyllis Arnold, founders of Associated Inter-dependent Ministries and senior pastors of Mighty Word Church in LaSalle, whose work is dedicated to �building leaders that last� so that they may in turn serve those in need both here and overseas. WELCOME, ELIN!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT !

JIM MACK returns as a member of Granville Rotary tonight, proposed by LARRY PRIEST and approved by the Board and Club this past week! Jim was a member from 1996-1998. He is an attorney, previously with Boyle & Bolin followed by four years as State�s Attorney, and now with Schweickert & Gannasin in Peru. Jim & his wife Beth reside in Hennepin. WELCOME, JIM!

THE OTHER SIDE OF ISRAEL

DANIRA PARRA presented last week�s Program � also well suited to our celebration of WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH! Danira shared her experiences while traveling in Israel and in several Palestinian communities, this past month! (Rev.) Danira was chosen to participate in the trip with a select number of United Methodist Ministers, sponsored by the Church�s Native American Jurisdictional Council. �Running where Jesus Walked� sounds like an understatement, given the extensive travel and packed schedule Danira described of her 11-day trip. Danira was taken with the many biblical sites, and holy places of many different religions present in Israel. The group also had the very unusual opportunity to see Israel from �both sides� of the Israeli-Palestinian border, in some places bounded by walls, barbed wire and checkpoints restricting Muslims� entry to Israel, gaining insight to the plight of Palestinians displaced from their homes as a result of continuing conflict in the tiny country. As Danira observed, the �path to peace� will most certainly have to depend on the reasoned approach of moderates on all sides. Todah Rabah!

Weekend Update:

Sat. 7pm PCEF TRIVIA NITE!

Sun. 2pm � AFTERGLOW Committee Meeting at Danielle Stoddard�s!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

February 15, 2007

WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH

AND WELCOME TO MORENO�S ON MAIN! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, and DANIRA PARRA presents her FIRST PROGRAM as a member of Granville Rotary! � sharing her experiences while traveling in Israel, including Palestinian territory, this past month! (Rev.) Danira was chosen to participate in the trip with a select number of United Methodist Ministers. The group had the very unusual opportunity to see Israel from �both sides� of the Israeli-Palestinian border, including a visit to mission sites in Bethlehem, which is under Palestinian control. SHALOM, DANIRA!

PAST MEMBER RE- PROPOSED !

LARRY PRIEST hosted and proposed JIM MACK as a return-member at last week�s meeting. The proposal was referred to the Board which has met and approved. The Club now has 7 days to respond, failing which Jim may be sworn in on February 22! Jim was a member from 1996-1998. He is an attorney, previously practicing with Boyle & Bolin followed by four years as State�s Attorney, and he is now with Schweickert & Gannasin in Peru. Jim and his wife Beth reside in Hennepin. Comments may be directed to President Larry or any Board Member before Feb. 22.

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM...

CATHY OLIVERI hosted SHERIFF KEVIN DOYLE last week to update us on PC�s new E-911 Emergency Response system! While most calls will now automatically provide the caller�s home address, the system does not work on all phones so it�s still important to stay on the line and give (or confirm) that info. Sheriff Doyle also addressed home security systems, suggesting that homeowners register their system with the Sheriff�s office and provide them with the name of a trusted neighbor holding a spare key for emergency entry. THANKS FOR HOSTING, CATHY!

THESE DATES ARE FOR REAL !

February 22: LARRY PRIEST hosts CLIFF & ELIN ARNOLD to share their adventures and missionary work in AFRICA as our Program for �Senior Member� Night welcoming spouses & Senior-Active members to celebrate Rotary�s 102nd birthday!
February 24: PCEF Bill Klein Memorial TRIVIA NIGHT 7pm
February 25: AFTERGLOW committee mtg. 2pm at Danielle�s!
MARCH 1: CLUB ASSEMBLY!
March 6: Tuesday AM Board Meeting !!!!!
March 8: RICK SERAFINI hosts brother, DAN, to tell what it takes to put the �tick� back into a broken ticker (clocks, anyway!)
March 15: AGRI-BUSINESS NITE at McNabb Fire Station � pre-pay & BRING GUESTS �Mark Marquis will be our presenter!
March 22: SCOTT SHORE hosts the Program
March 29: ADRIANE SHORE hosts her FIRST as a Rotarian!
April 5: CLUB ASSEMBLY
April 6: Our GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE at PCHS !
April 12: TOM SIMMONS hosts the Program!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

February 8, 2007

AND WELCOME TO MORENO�S ON MAIN! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, and CATHY OLIVERI has the honor of hosting tonight�s Program Speaker, SHERIFF KEVIN DOYLE! Sheriff Doyle will update us on the implementation of our E-911 system, and also has a few tips for us regarding home security -- and registration of home security systems!!
WELCOME BACK, SHERIFF DOYLE!

COMING SOON.....(These are the corrected dates!)

February 15: DANIRA PARRA will present her Program on her recent travels to BOTH holy lands... Israel AND Palestine!
February 22: LARRY PRIEST hosts CLIFF & ELIN ARNOLD to share their adventures and missionary work in AFRICA as our Program for �Senior Member� Night welcoming spouses & Senior-Active members to celebrate Rotary�s 102nd birthday!
February 24 -- PCEF's Bill Klein Memorial Trivia Night at PCHS
February 25: AFTERGLOW committee mtg. 2pm at Danielle�s - on Milwaukee St in Mark -- last house on left!
MARCH 1: CLUB ASSEMBLY!
March 6: Board Meeting !!!!!
March 8: RICK SERAFINI hosts brother, DAN, to tell us of his new-found avocation as a graduate of �the school of hard clocks!�
March 15: AGRI-BUSINESS NITE at McNabb Fire Station � pre-pay & BRING GUESTS �Mark Marquis will be our presenter! ($11 per person)
March 22: SCOTT SHORE hosts the Program
March 29: ADRIANE SHORE hosts her FIRST as a Rotarian!


SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED...

VP DARRELL ALLEMAN presided over our CLUB ASSEMBLY last week, including discussion on: (
1) use of our $1200 PR Grant from RI,
(2) plans for SENIOR MEMBER NIGHT �discussed possible move to Feb 15 but the Board has since met and re-confirmed that it WILL be on Feb 22
(3) AGRI-BUSINESS NITE plans for March 15-- Mark Marquis to speak on the new Ethanol Plant and it�s impact on the local ag economy � price??-- tickets to be printed for pre-payment;
(4) 50-50 RAFFLE, tickets to be available by April 16;
(5) AFTERGLOW (April 28) Committee formed: Danielle & Matt, Co-Chairs; Christina, Jane, Scott, Rick, Adriane, and Lorraine�to meet Sunday Feb 25 2pm at Danielle�s home in Mark -- North on Milwaukee, last house on left.
(6) Pay Dues!

BOARD BIZ

Notes from The Board Room -- Feb 6:
(1) MEMBERSHIP � good news with an increase from 28 to 31 since July 1st
(2) PR grant campaign approved, $926 for 2 billboards and $342 for a full page PCR ad the week of Feb. 23, out of pocket but to be reimbursed $1200 under the grant.
(3) PCEF requests donation; Board opts to consider funding specific projects as they arise, and to continue our support of PCEF fundraising events. (Trivia Nite Feb 24?)
(4) Attendance made easy! �4 weeks to make-up, 2 before and 2 after. Includes visiting another club, attending a committee meeting, project participation, & on-line meetings � save $2 for every make-up reported to Sec�y Scott!
(5) Rotary PO Box discussed, determined that it is sufficient to use Secretary�s for correspondence and Treasurer�s for billing and donations.

BRING GUESTS TO ENJOY UPCOMING PROGRAMS � SHARE ROTARY !

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

February 1, 2007

WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH

AND WELCOME TO MORENO�S ON MAIN! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY with LOTS on the agenda, including
(1) use of our $1200 PR Grant for billboards and a newspaper lay-out,
(2) plans for a SENIOR MEMBER NIGHT to celebrate Rotary�s 102nd Birthday,
(3) AGRI-BUSINESS NITE plans for March 15,
(4) prep for GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE April 6,
(5) pre-sales pitch for our next 50-50 RAFFLE,
(6) Committee formation for the AFTERGLOW April 28�
(7) Promoting RYLA,
(8) Goal-Setting to obtain a PRESIDENTIAL CITATION,
(9) New Strategies for MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
(10) DUES....and MORE?

NEW SNOTES
amazing how important spacing is!)

HENRY ROTARY will host it�s Pancake & Sausage Breakfast at the Henry Grade School this Sunday, 7am-1pm, $6 adults, $4 kids (not meeting Feb 5, returning to The Landings as of Feb. 12)

LaSALLE ROTARY now meets at Chan�s (Ho�s) on 1st Street, Noon Wed.s �the only Chinese Buffet Rotary meeting around!

BRUNO BUCHHOLZ is recuperating quickly & making up �on-line� at Manor Court Rehab in Liberty Village, Peru� stop by!!

A LEARNING EXPERIENCE!

LONNA NAUMAN hosted DALE BUNCH as our Program speaker last week. He�s President (and owner!) of MIDSTATE COLLEGE in Peoria & traced the history of Midstate�s predecessor, Brown�s Business College, and his mother�s early start as a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in Missouri, later running a business school in Peoria and then associating with Brown�s, all eventually leading to the family�s purchase and renaming of the school in the 1950�s. MIDSTATE is fully accredited and offers both 2-year and bachelor�s degree programs in a number of professional areas with classes offered days, nights, weekends, and on-line! The school has grown from 200 students to 600, and is STILL growing. Dale is a member of Peoria North, & has been the President of MIDSTATE since 1971. Lonna has been with MIDSTATE for 23 years, now as an instructor and department head in the professional secretary curriculum.
( Thanks for a GREAT program, Lonna! COMING SOON.....
February 6: Bright �n� Early Board Meeting
February 8: CATHY OLIVERI hosts Sheriff Doyle to update us on E-911, registration of home security systems, and more!
February 15: DANIRA PARRA is back from Israel, likely with LOTS to tell during her first Program as a member!and it's �Senior Member� Night welcoming back ALL Rotarians to help us celebrate Rotary�s 102nd birthday!
February 22: LARRY PRIEST hosts the Program
March 1: Club Assembly
March 8: RICK SERAFINI will host brother DAN to tell us what it takes to learn how to make old clocks tick again!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

January 25, 2007

AND WELCOME TO MORENO�S ON MAIN! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, and LONNA NAUMAN hosts our Program, with special guest speaker R. DALE BUNCH, President of MIDSTATE COLLEGE in Peoria since the early 1970�s ... AND a member of Rotary North in Peoria !

MIDSTATE is a private college, founded in 1888 as Brown�s Business College of Commerce, and purchased by the Bunch family in 1965 after which the school adopted it�s current name. The Midstate campus is now located near Junction City, on Northmoor Road in Peoria -- very close to Lonna�s heart, as a Midstate faculty member and administrator for a total of some 23 years!! Our guest and his wife, Bev, live near Lacon.

WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, DALE!!

COMING SOON.....

February 1: CLUB ASSEMBLY
February 8: CATHY OLIVERI hosts! February 15: DANIRA PARRA is back from Israel, likely with LOTS to tell during her first Program as a member!and it's �Senior Member� Night welcoming back ALL Rotarians to help us celebrate Rotary�s 102nd birthday!
February 22: LARRY PRIEST hosts the Program
March 1: Club Assembly
March 8: RICK SERAFINI will host brother DAN to tell us what it takes to learn how to make old clocks tick again!

LAST WEEK�S TRAVELS

RON McNEILL hosted last week�s Program featuring DANIEL SHORE, a recent participant in the BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL Program, giving college-age Jewish students an opportunity to experience the land and heritage of ISRAEL. With the aid of a media presentation and a map ably held in place by Program Host RON, Daniel related stories and experiences of his trip, which included a 10-day formal tour and 4-5 additional days on his own visiting Israeli friends and celebrating SYLVESTER (the Israeli answer to New Year�s Eve!).

THANK YOU, DANIEL SHORE!

BILLINGS, ILLINOIS

Yes, it�s that �billing� time of year once again ! Our base dues are $50, plus $2 for any meeting missed and not made up -- an incentive for attending, or making up by participating in a Rotary service project, or by attending another club � in person or on line ! If your bill does not look right, DON�T PANIC � See Scott for a re-computation!! Please pay promptly as we are required to send money in to the District and to Rotary International. Thank you !!

CONDOLENCES

...to the family of MAYBELLE MORRIS, who passed away last weekend. She was the widow of charter Granville Rotarian Dick Morris, and received our SERVICE ABOVE SELF Award in June, 2004 -- dubbed �the Unsinkable MayBelle Morris� for surviving at �ground zero� when the tornado hit that April, and leading by the example of her own fortitude and grace in rebuilding her life and her home, at age 91. We will miss her.

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

January 18, 2007

AND WELCOME TO MORENO�S ON MAIN! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, and RON McNEILL hosts our Program --- featuring DANIEL SHORE, PCHS Grad �05, Bradley Sophomore, Son of Scott & Adriane (yes, we admit it!), and a recent participant in the BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL Program, giving college-age Jewish students an opportunity to experience the land and heritage of ISRAEL. Daniel�s trip included a 10-day tour and 4-5 additional days on his own visiting Israeli friends. He returned two weeks ago with stories, pictures, and life-lasting memories, which he has agreed to share with us tonight.

WELCOME, DANIEL SHORE!

COMING SOON.....

January 25: LONNA NAUMAN will host DALE BUNCH, President of MIDSTATE COLLEGE in Peoria!
BE HERE!
February 1: CLUB ASSEMBLY
February 8: CATHY OLIVERI hosts!
February 15: DANIRA PARRA is back from Israel, likely with LOTS to tell during her first Program as a member!and it's �Senior Member� Night welcoming back ALL Rotarians to help us celebrate Rotary�s 102nd birthday!
February 22: LARRY PRIEST hosts the Program
March 1: Club Assembly
March 8: RICK SERAFINI will host brother DAN to tell us what it takes to learn how to make old clocks tick again!

ROTARY TIES! ROTARY TIES! ROTARY TIES!

JANE LENKAITIS hosted our program last week, welcoming members and alumni of the PCHS SCHOLASTIC BOWL TEAM, taking on our Club�s finest -- brain-to-brain, buzzer-to-buzzer!
Their contenders were Tyler Ellena, a Freshman at NIU, Jordan Ellena, a Junior at U of I, David Stickel, a Sophomore at U of I, and PCHS Seniors Alan Nielson and Nicole Hrasch.
ROTARY�S TEAM consisted of Team Captain & mucho-high-point-scorer CK CUTRIGHT, Timer SEAN BRANNON, Scorekeeper CHRIS KUNKEL, and Team Members MATT HOSTETTER, RON McNEILL, LONNA NAUMANN, RICK SERAFINI, SCOTT & ADRIANE SHORE, TOM SIMMONS & LORRAINE TERANDO.
The event ended on an undecisive note, 245 to 245 showing that BOTH teams did a LOT of thinking!

THANK YOU JANE, not only for hosting the program, but for all your hard work, encouragement and countless miles and hours of travel as the PCHS Team Advisor!

PERSONALS

CONDOLENCES to the family of Pat Shevokas, our AFTERGLOW volunteer 2 am auctioneer. We voted last week to donate $50 to the Food Pantry, in Pat�s memory. We�ll miss him!

BEST WISHES, BRUNO..... recuperating from hip surgery on January 8.... stop in or give Bruno a call if you have the chance!

HAPPY JANUARY BIRTHDAYS -- MARTY YAUCH 1/3, DANIRA PARRA 1/7, KRISTA STOKKE 1/22, CK CUTRIGHT 1/23, and TOM SIMMONS 1/31!!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

January 11, 2007

AND WELCOME TO MORENO�S ON MAIN! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, and JANE LENKAITIS hosts our program, welcoming representative contenders of the PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOLASTIC BOWL TEAM ! We are in for an INTERACTIVE event � the challenge of ROTARY genius versus PCHS genius, and may the best minds win!

WELCOME, SCHOLASTIC �BOWLERS,� TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

CONGRATS TO THE FUTURE BOARD!

At last week�s Club Assembly, we elected our next Board of Directors to take office on July 1 -- Brad Acuncius, Jeno Bonucchi, Bruce Filbrandt, Rick Serafini, Tom Simmons and Lorraine Terando will serve with then-to-be President DARRELL ALLEMAN, and then-to-be Past President LARRY PRIEST!

The Board-To-Be then met to elect a member of that Board to serve as VICE PRESIDENT for �07-�08, and then PRESIDENT the following year...... CONGRATS TO RICK SERAFINI for being elected to that high honor!

President-Elect Darrell then also announced appointment of CATHY OLIVERI to serve as Treasurer and SCOTT SHORE to serve as Secretary.

CONGRATS TO THE NEW BOARD AND NEW OFFICERS � WITH OUR THANKS FOR ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE!

50-50 WINNER

CONGRATS TO LAREE FOSTER, granddaughter of Cheri Klein AND winner of last week�s $50 drawing! Who�s next???

PR GRANT RECEIVED!

Our Club is a proud recipient of a ROTARY INT�L GRANT in the sum of $1,200 to fund three local billboards and a full-page newspaper ad -- promoting Rotary International and Granville Rotary! Danira Parra, Bruce Filbrandt, and Scott & Adriane Shore spearheaded the effort.
Congratulations, Club!

Best Wishes, Bruno .. recouperating from hip surgery scheduled for 1/8.... stop in or give Bruno a call if you have the chance!

CONGRATS, JANE! Grandchild #10 was due to arrive last week ---in care of VIC & MICHELLE LENKAITIS! (Details coming!?)

ON THE HORIZON.....

Next Week: RON McNEILL plans to host DANIEL SHORE to share his reflections on Daniel�s very recent travels in Israel!
January 25: LONNA NAUMAN will host!
February 1: CLUB ASSEMBLY
February 8: CATHY OLIVERI hosts!
February 15: DANIRA PARRA has the floor....
February 22: LARRY PRIEST hosts the program, and a �Senior Member� night welcoming back ALL Rotarians to help us celebrate Rotary�s 102nd birthday!
February 29: RICK SERAFINI will host brother DAN to tell us what it takes to learn how to make antique clocks tick again!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

January 4, 2007 HAPPY NEW YEAR...

AND WELCOME TO MORENO�S ON MAIN! We begin the new year in a new home, with appreciation to our host, LINDA MORENO, owner of Moreno�s on Main here in beautiful downtown McNABB! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, giving us a chance to conduct elections for our new Board taking office next July 1, and to discuss service projects, District events, BIG news on our PR Grant application, upcoming Program plans and more!
WELCOME TO MORENO�S & TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

IN THE HOLIDAY MOOD....

OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS / HOLIDAY PARTY was fun for all at SAMMS last week, with great food, LOTS of bingo fun, and the good, bad and ugly of WHITE ELEPHANT GIFTS that served as the game prizes � subject to being stolen by the next winner to come along!! Our thanks to BRUCE FILBRANDT for the dining arrangements, JENO BONUCCHI, RICK SERAFINI & �CALLER� CHRIS KUNKEL for their BINGO expertise, and thanks to all who brought gifts or pitched in cash for the event!

50-50 WINNERS

Season�s Greetings included $50 each for BRAD VICE & DR. DAVITO! Congratulations to both & good luck this week!

WHAT�S NEW ?

CATHY OLIVERI reports the �Toys In The Pantry� count has risen to 172 children served!! It just keeps getting BETTER !

PR GRANT RECEIVED! Granville Rotary has landed a $1,200 grant for two temporary Rotary billboards and a full-page Rotary newspaper spread! Danira Parra, Bruce Filbrandt and Scott Shore served on the grant proposal committee. Congratulations, Club!

BOARD DISCUSSION on 1/2/07 included upcoming District events, eventual changing of our road signs (to Moreno�s), and the hope more Rotarians will attend weekly meetings � with a reunion of non-attending or attendance-excused members planned for February 22 � with a ROTARY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!

ELECTIONS TONIGHT ! We are to elect 6 new Board Members TONIGHT, to serve beginning on July 1 with then-to-be-president Darrell Alleman and then-to-be-past-president LARRY PRIEST! Nominations remain open. The seven nominated thus far are Brad Acuncius, Jeno Bonucchi, Bruce Filbrandt, Rick Serafini, Adriane Shore, Tom Simmons and Lorraine Terando.

BEST WISHES, BRUNO !

BRUNO BUCHHOLZ goes into the medical shop on January 8 for a hip repair -- and hopes to be hip-hopping back to Rotary soon! Meanwhile, best wishes for a short stay at St Margarets, and a quick recovery once home, Bruno!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

December 21, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, and KIM KETTMAN is scheduled as Program Host. WELCOME, ALL, TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM ...

.. was a real eye-opener! CHERI KLEIN hosted LISA BAKER, with slides and sorrowful tales of Lisa�s August, 2005 church missionary work in areas of RUSSIA still third-world, impoverished, and primitive.
THANKS FOR HOSTING, CHERI!

WELCOME, LONNA !

LONNA NAUMAN was installed last week by President LARRY PRIEST, with the classification of College Ed & Admin. reflecting her 23 years (not 3 yr) career with MIDSTATE COLLEGE including time as an instructor, as an administrator, and as a Dept. Head --- WELCOME TO ROTARY, LONNA! ... and thanks, Bruno, for devising a script for Lonna�s installation!

NEXT THURSDAY � HOLIDAY PARTY!!!

Dec. 28 � 6:30 pm -- at SAMMS in Hennepin �$11 stuffed pork chop dinner, SPOUSES & FAMILY INVITED, festivities altered slightly from BUNKO to BINGO....and bring at least ONE �White Elephant� holiday gift that�s PERFECT for pawning off on someone else! Please see Bruce Filbrandt for reservations!

ON THE MOVE AGAIN !

Our hosts at Putters have informed us they�re closing for the winter season, effective immediately! Tonight will be our send-off. The Board held an emergency meeting Tuesday to investigate and discuss options, including Linda Moreno�s offer to open and host us on Thursday nights. The Board voted unanimously to try this out, initially for two months, effective Thursday, January 4. (More info on this coming our way tonight!) SEE YOU THERE !

NEW BOARD � NOMINATIONS OPEN !

We are to elect 6 new Board Members this month, to serve beginning on July 1 with Larry Priest and Darrell Alleman. �And the Nominees are.....�

50-50 WINNER HITS TWO IN A ROW!

LADYNE HUHN of RR Granville (sold by Bruce Filbrandt) won the pot on Nov. 30, AND won AGAIN in the drawing of 12-7 � while CHRIS LYNCH (sold by Janice Brannon) collected $50 on 12-14.

SANTA�S (RE)CAP

RICK SERAFINI reports that we delivered nearly 700 poinsettias this year with the help of some 13 Rotarians!!

CATHY OLIVERI reports that we provided TOYS IN THE PANTRY toys to some 167 children served by the Food Pantry!

MATT HOSTETTER reports we had FIVE Rotarians on hand to help deliver food baskets and toys last Saturday!

OUR THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED !

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

December 14, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, and CHERI KLEIN hosts tonight�s Program, to be presented by LISA BAKER, telling us about her recent church missionary work in RUSSIA � far different from her usual vocation as an x-ray technician for Dr. Perona !

Welcome, LISA BAKER, to the Granville Rotary Club!

We also welcome MIKE STRUNA as a guest tonight, with appreciation for his �A-V assistance!�

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT !

LONNA NAUMAN joins the ranks of the GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB tonight, as President LARRY PRIEST presides over the festivities to install our newest member! Proposed by SCOTT SHORE, Lonna joins Rotary with the classification of College Education and Administration, reflecting her 3-year career, now as an Instructor and Department Head, at Midstate College in Peoria. Lonna recently moved from Henry to the family homestead near Magnolia. Her many interests have included 20 years� membership on the Marshall County Board (10 years as Vice Chair), serving on the Sun Foundation Board, and an active role in local politics, all this and more while raising a family!
WELCOME TO ROTARY, LONNA!

ROTARY IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!

RICK SERAFINI reports that the POINSETTIA DISTRIBUTION PROJECT went well, as we delivered nearly 700 plants AND holiday wishes to senior citizens throughout our Club�s service area. We are very thankful for those Rotarians who participated and for the assistance of Coach Slick Slingsby and the PCHS Varsity BBall Team! Route Drivers: please make any needed corrections and return your lists to RICK ASAP!

CATHY OLIVERI and company hit the streets last week, raising more $$ and buying more great Christmas Presents, for our annual TOYS IN THE PANTRY project. Thanks also to the generosity of those who have put in �happy bucks� for good cause!

MATT HOSTETTER confirms volunteers and vans, and at least 6 Rotarians, for deliveries of PC Food Pantry donated HOLIDAY BASKETS and TOYS this Saturday, December 16 � meet at UCC Church in Granville at 8 am !

HOLIDAY PARTY PLANS are in place for Thurs, December 28 at SAMMS in Hennepin � final cost will be $11 for stuffed pork chop dinner, festivities to include a BUNKO PARTY and a �White Elephant� Gift Exchange --Bring gifts you are way too happy to part with!

ANOTHER HAPPY 50-50 WINNER: LADINE HUHN of RR Granville... Congrats, Ladine!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

November 30, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, and CHRISTINA JUDD hosts tonight�s (surprise) Program! Welcome to the Granville Rotary Club!

AN INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURE !

DARRELL & JEANNE ALLEMAN presented our Program on November 16, sharing photos and memories of their trip last June to the Rotary International Convention that �BRIDGED THE WORLD� as well as the gap between Malm�, Sweden & Copenhagen, Denmark! The Allemans commented on the spectacular opening flag ceremony at the convention, the Paul Harris Dinner honoring those whose support sustains the Rotary Foundation, Swedish Night in Malmo replete with great food and entertainment, and opportunities to meet Rotarians from around the world! While in the neighborhood, the Allemans also visited Paris (ps � MonaLisa nice, but small!), and Normandy Beach as well as the Museum, new memorial and US-owned cemetery there. They also visited the birthplace of Jeanne�s parents and ancestors in Ystad, Sweden -- where there are still plenty of cousins to visit � and they had the chance to see homesteads and family burial sites Jeanne�s parents had described to her. As described by Darrell and Jeanne, the trip was truly an international experience and a family reunion all rolled into one!
THANKS FOR THE PROGRAM!

NEWS NOTES

RICK SERAFINI reported on our upcoming POINSETTIA DISTRIBUTION PROJECT � we are to meet at VanWingerdens at 9am on Saturday, December 9. Route chairpersons are to confirm accuracy of their lists and report any changes to Rick. By consensus, it is agreed that we will definitely accept the offer of assistance of Coach Slick Slingsby and the PCHS Varsity BBall Team � Route drivers are to let Rick know how many volunteers you can use on your route � the more the merrier !

MATT HOSTETTER confirmed volunteers � 3 vans, and at least 6 Rotarians, for deliveries of PC Food Pantry donated HOLIDAY BASKETS and our TOYS IN THE PANTRY toys, on December 16 � meet at UCC Church in Granville at 8 am !

HOLIDAY PARTY PLANS are in place for Thurs, 12/28 at SAMMS in Hennepin -- $10 or under for stuffed pork chop dinner, festivities to include a BUNKO PARTY and a �White Elephant� gift exchange --Bring gifts you are way too happy to part with!

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS: Kim Kettman & Mike Terando!

. . . AND WHAT�S NEXT??

12/5 � Board Meeting at Moreno�s on Main � 7am!
12/7 � CLUB ASSEMBLY!
12/9 � POINSETTIA DISTRIBUTION � VanWingerdens at 9am
12/14 � Kim Kettman hosts!
12/16 �FOOD PANTRY & TOYS deliveries � UCC at 8am
12/21 � Cheri Klein hosts!
12/28 � Chris Kunkel and Scott Shore host our HOLIDAY PARTY at SAMMS in Hennepin � Bring any and all �White Elephant� gifts!!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

November 16, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, and DARRELL & JEANNE ALLEMAN will present their slide show and memories of their trip last June to the Rotary International Convention that �bridged the gap� between Malm�, Sweden & Copenhagen, Denmark � with stops along the way in Paris at Normandy Beach, at the home of Jeanne�s father, and in Ystad, Sweden to visit with Jeanne�s cousins!

WELCOME TO ROTARY�International!!

ROTARY IN ACTION !

At last week�s meeting:
(1) We raised $53 happy bucks, and voted to donate the balance of $100 from Club funds, to benefit Granville�s Girl Scout �Brownie� troop, to be used in their discretion;
(2) JANICE BRANNON was thanked for donating $100 toward re-printing of Club Banners for exchange with foreign Clubs we may visit!
(3) BRUCE FILBRANDT was thanked for the hand-crafted donation of a wooden doll crib, to be raffled off to support our TOYS IN THE PANTRY PROJECT!
(4) RICK SERAFINI has our POINSETTIA PROJECT under control �9am December 9;
(5) MATT HOSTETTER will enlist volunteers for delivery of Food Pantry Holiday Food Baskets (& toys!) on December 16; and
(6) Our HOLIDAY PARTY will be Thursday night December 28 at SAMMS in Hennepin!

SO WHICH REALLY CAME FIRST?

Not all our questions were answered (sorry, Bruno!), but we came away from last week�s program with a whole new perspective on chickens, and chicken eggs! Our thanks to BRUCE FILBRANDT for hosting HEIDI DUFFIELD and her daughter, SARA, to tell us about Heidi�s side-avocation raising chickens organically --for fun and for the production of eggs �au natur�l!� Heidi described the process of using no cages, hormones or chemicals, sharing their home and yard with a flock of some 30 chickens � along with some ducks, and a couple horses, too! The chickens are primarily Americanas, a South American species that lay green, blue, brown and assorted camouflage colored eggs to blend with the foliage. Chickens are born with �x� number of eggs to give over their lifetime, which if left to nature, could be 30 years! The chickens are very domesticated and respond to their individual names (YES, they have names!), but maintain a true �pecking order� among themselves and can be very territorial and even cannibalistic. Heidi says you can�t beat the quality and taste of homegrown eggs, still a bargain at $1.50 a dozen!
THANK YOU, BRUCE!

AND WHAT�S NEXT??

11/23 � No Meeting � THANKSGIVING
11/30 � Christina Judd hosts!
12/7 � CLUB ASSEMBLY!
12/9 � POINSETTIA DISTRIBUTION � VanWingerdens at 9am
12/14 � Kim Kettman hosts!
12/16 �FOOD PANTRY & TOYS deliveries � UCC at 8am
12/21 � Cheri Klein hosts!
12/28 � HOLIDAY PARTY at SAMMS in Hennepin!!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

November 9, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, and BRUCE FILBRANDT hosts our Program, featuring special guest HEIDI DUFFIELD! Heidi�s a beautician & hair stylist with LOTS of other interests, including.....CHICKENS! Tonight we get to hear the REST of the story!!

WELCOME BACK TO ROTARY, HEIDI !

GOIN� CLUBBING....

Last week�s CLUB ASSEMBLY included the installation of a NEW MEMBER, advance planning for TOYS IN THE PANTRY, list-gathering for our annual POINSETTIA DISTRIBUTION, and the �next step� for MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.

BOARD WALK

The BOARD met this Tuesday morning, taking the following action (subject to Club ratification): (1) voted to donate this week�s happy bucks and general funds up to total of $100 to Granville�s Junior Girl Scouts (Brownies), for use in their discretion. (2) Due to many pre-Christmas scheduling conflicts, this year�s holiday party is proposed to be held December 28, with fun & games to be plotted out by Chris Kunkel and Scott Shore. BRING GUESTS!!!

DANIRA PARRA INSTALLED !

DANIRA PARRA became a GRANVILLE ROTARIAN last week, proposed for membership by SCOTT SHORE, approved by the Board and Club under her �lead� classification of �CLERGY, ably installed by BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, �pinned� by her own husband, LaSalle Rotarian MARK FITZGERALD, officially welcomed by PRESIDENT LARRY and by each Club Member --- and initiated by the traditional FINE for not wearing her new (and well-hidden) name badge!

WELCOME, DANIRA!!

ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH

November�s the time, earth�s the place.... to recognize the great strides made by Rotary toward world health, world peace, and understanding. Grant programs, Exchange programs, Polio Plus, Disaster Relief, and the fellowship of 1.2 million Rotarians in 32, 198 Clubs in 168 countries around the globe...... THAT�S US !

WHAT�S COMING??

11/16 Matt Hostetter hosts!
11/23 � No Meeting �THANKSGIVING.
11/30 � Christina Judd hosts!
12/7 � CLUB ASSEMBLY!
12/9 � POINSETTIA DISTRIBUTION � VanWingerdens at 9am
12/14 � Kim Kettman hosts!
12/16 � PC FOOD PANTRY & TOYS IN THE PANTRY
deliveries!
12/21 � Cheri Klein hosts!
12/28 � Chris Kunkel has the honors of �finishing off � 2006 with a HOLIDAY PARTY!! Plan to attend... and BRING GUESTS !!!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

November 2, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY with a LOT of good things to talk about.... Installation of a NEW MEMBER topping the list, and advance planning for TOYS IN THE PANTRY, list-gathering for our annual POINSETTIA DISTRIBUTION, the �next step� for MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, FPR (Future Programs of Rotary), and MORE!?

WELCOME, ALL, TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

LAST WEEK�S EVENT

CATHY OLIVERI lined up last week�s program for CK CUTRIGHT AND hosted in CK�s absence, bringing us FREEDOM HOUSE�S Interim Director --& Past President of both Henry and Princeton Rotary Clubs -- CONNIE DORAN! Connie previously worked at Heartland HealthCare and Perry Memorial Hospital, garnering 26 years� experience in management, marketing and public relations. Having since moved to Iowa and nearer to her children and grandchildren, Connie offered to return temporarily, to help Freedom House reorganize �under new management� while continuing their very important services to the victims of domestic and sexual abuse. CATHY OLIVERI is one of many agency volunteers and also serves on Freedom House�s Board.

THANKS, CATHY!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT!

DANIRA PARRA becomes a GRANVILLE ROTARIAN tonight, proposed for membership by Scott Shore, approved by the Board and Club, under her �lead� classification, �CLERGY!� Danira (pronounced �Danita�) is a Methodist Minister in Tonica, executive director of Centro Mi Pueblo Community Resource Center, official court translator, and active past LaSalle Rotary member, club president, bulletin editor, Paul Harris Fellow and Benefactor, former Assistant Governor, past GSE Team leader to the Phillipines, Rotary Costa Rica Well Project volunteer, and much more. We hope to have present as well, Danira�s husband, Mark Fitzgerald, also an active LaSalle Rotarian and immediate past pres, for tonight�s installation ceremonies over which BRUNO BUCHHOLZ will officiate!

WELCOME, DANIRA!

NOVEMBER: ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH!

Ask not what your FOUNDATION can do for you... ...ask what YOU can do for the FOUNDATION !

WHAT�S COMING??

11/7 (TUESDAY) -- Board (only) AM Meeting at Moreno�s.
11/9 Bruce Filbrandt hosts HEIDI DUFFIELD to tell us all about CHICKENS � AND CHICKEN EGGS !! !
11/16 Matt Hostetter hosts!
11/23 � No Meeting �THANKSGIVING.
11/30 � Christina Judd hosts!
12/7 � CLUB ASSEMBLY!
12/9 � POINSETTIA DISTRIBUTION � VanWingerdens at 9am
12/14 � Kim Kettman hosts!
12/26 � PC FOOD PANTRY & TOYS IN THE PANTRY
deliveries! 12/21 � Cheri Klein hosts!
12/28 � Chris Kunkel has the honors of �finishing off � 2006!!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

October 26, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting..... and CK CUTRIGHT hosts our Program, to be presented by CONNIE DORAN, Interim Director of FREEDOM HOUSE --& past member of both Henry and Princeton Rotary Clubs! Connie previously worked at Heartland HealthCare and Perry Memorial Hospital, garnering 26 years� experience in management, marketing and public relations. Having since moved to Iowa and nearer to her children and grandchildren, Connie offered to return temporarily, to help Freedom House reorganize �under new management� while continuing their very important services to the victims of domestic and sexual abuse.
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, CONNIE !

GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE

Know anyone between the ages of 25 to 40, willing to travel FREE to Germany�s Bavarian Alps for four weeks? We�re in search of 4 non-Rotarians and one Rotarian Group Leader for next April�s GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE to experience Germany�s culture, commerce, and business practices in the same fields of interest as those of the selected team participants. Our Rotary District will in turn host a team of Germans to provide the same experiences here.
Internationally, more than 45,000 people have participated in GSE since it�s inception in 1955.

�AVOCATIONAL� SERVICE

BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosted Jim Wall last week to share his wood-carving talents and some of his artistic woodworks hand-crafted over the past 15 years, including delicately sculptured wooden ducks, impressionist and interpretive artwork, and several novelty pieces such as duck carvings on wooden golf club heads! His carvings have been well received in competition, at shows, as home decorations, and in the marketplace when Jim is occasionally willing to part with a piece for sale, or as a donation for fundraiser auctions. Jim has also shared his talents by introducing to his own children and others the art of wood carving, in 4-H. In fact, three of Rose and Jim�s children, Derek, Danielle and Aubrey, also enjoy woodworking, with Dad and on their own!

As we celebrate VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH, Jim Wall�s sharing of his hobby to serve community fundraisers, to inspire youth and to instill creative interests in his own children, all in his SPARE time, sets a perfect and inspirational example of vocational SERVICE ABOVE SELF!
THANK YOU, BRUNO--FOR HOSTING SUCH A TIMELY PROGRAM!

50-50 WINNER

TOM SIMMONS made it look easy to win $50 last week! Congrats, Tom!!!
..........And tonight�s winner is...........................

WHAT�S COMING??

NEXT WEEK: CLUB ASSEMBLY AND DANIRA PARRA�S INSTALLATION!
11/7 � Board (ONLY) Meeting at Moreno�s.
11/9 Bruce Filbrandt hosts!
11/16 Matt Hostetter hosts!
11/23 � No Meeting �THANKSGIVING.
11/30 � Christina Judd hosts!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

October 19, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting and BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosts our Program, featuring JIM WALCH, wood carver!
WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, JIM !

CURRENT EVENTS

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY two weeks ago, and open meeting last week gave us two chances to recap recent happenings, and to discuss future service opportunities, plans and projects....
(1) Guest Nite Follow-Up � we need to contact others who could not make it, and we need also to follow up for those who came and enjoyed the meeting.
(2) Cow Pie Success � 437 out of 450 tickets eventually sold, with special thanks to Cathy and to our repeat-top sellers!! AfterpPrinting $83 and paint $55.25, net profit was an AWESOME $2131.75!
(3) Pre-Planning for Poinsettia Delivery Day �DECEMBER 9! Rick will contact Van Wingerdens. Larry will oversee updating of the distribution lists. Toys-In-The-Pantry Project � keep those happy bucks rolling in -- $173 so far!
(4) PR grant submitted seeking $3000 for billboards, roadside signs, magnetic vehicle signs and a full-page PCR newspaper ad.
(5) The Ron & Tom Show: This new committee will confirm upcoming Program plans.
(6) Future Fundraisers � we�ll have a committee SHARE responsibility for ticket distribution, sales and revenue.

FOOD PANTRY HELP

MATT HOSTETTER relayed a request from the Food Pantry that we help out with Christmas food basket deliveries, along with delivery of our Toys In The Pantry, as the Men�s Club has closed shop. Saturday, December 16, 8am, need 3 to 4 vans.

NEW MEMBER TO BE INSTALLED!

DANIRA PARRA was proposed for membership by Scott Shore three weeks ago, followed by Board approval announced two weeks ago, and CLUB approval last week, making it OFFICIAL � Danira will be formally installed (by BRUNO!) on November 2.

WELCOME, DANIRA!!!!!

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS

Who�s got $50 ready to spend on more Raffle tickets?? TRISTAN FORNES, KIM SANTMAN, KAITLYN BRANNON, JEANNE ALLEMAN, & WILLIAM MAUER�CONGRATS TO ALL!

COMING ATTRACTIONS....

10/26 � CK Cutright hosts!
11/2 � CLUB ASSEMBLY!
11/7 � Board Meeting at Moreno�s !
11/9 Bruce Filbrandt hosts!
11/16�Matt Hostetter hosts!
11/23 � No Meeting �THANKSGIVING!
11/30 � Christina Judd hosts!

Did you know....
October is Rotary International Vocational Service Month! Consider opportunities to honor your vocation or avocation by sharing with others your talents and insight, as an example of vocational excellence and honorable work ethics!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

October 5, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY � a chance to recap recent happenings, and to discuss future service opportunities, plans and projects.... On the agenda:
(1) Guest Nite Follow-Up
(2) Cow Pie Success;
(3) Pre-Planning for Poinsettia Delivery Day and Toys-In-The-Pantry Project;
(4) Rotary International and District News: District incorporation vote, GSE promotion, & PR grant opportunities;
(5) Board meeting report;
(6) new ideas for Club expansion and growth;
(7) (your topic here!).
WELCOME, ALL!

LAST WEEK�S PERSONAL TOUR

JANICE BRANNON presented our program last week, featuring Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs, taking us on a virtual tour of the Chicago Field Museum exhibit depicting the life and times of the �Boy King!� The exhibit runs �til the end of the year and includes artifacts 3,300 to 3,500 years old..... absolutely fascinating!!!
THANK YOU, JANICE !

PCEF SUPPORT

We opted to attend & support the Putnam County Education Foundation fall musical romp, �Searching For F.G.,� in lieu of our 9/21 meeting -- greatly enjoyed by those of us who attended!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED!

DANIRA PARRA was proposed for membership by Scott Shore at last week�s meeting, under any number of vocational classifications, including Methodist Minister in Tonica, exec director of Centro Mi Pueblo Community Resource Center, official court translator, and active past LaSalle Rotary member, club president, bulletin editor, Paul Harris Fellow and Benefactor, Assistant Governor, past GSE Team leader to the Phillipines, Rotary Costa Rica Well Project volunteer, and much more. Danira�s husband, Mark Fitzgerald, is also an active LaSalle Rotarian and immediate past pres!

The Board approved the proposal this week, opening the floor to comments for 7 days, after which Danira may be installed as a Granville Rotarian!

WELCOME, GUESTS!

GUESTS last week also included Heidi Duffield (and Sara!), Schulyer and Cathy Haws, Karen Richardson, & Rotary Spouses � and we hope ALL will be interested in joining our Rotary Club !

OCTOBER PROGRAMS...

10/12 � Sean Brannon;
10/19 � Bruno Buchholz;
10/26 � CK Cutright!

COW PIE BINGO WINNERS: Congrats to $1,000 grand prize winner Ryan Slingsby, and $100 winners Kim Cutright, Becky Perkins, Kay Russo, Matt Hostetter, Joe Bogner, Jeannie Alleman, Ivette Planel, Danira Parra (For Rotary Foundation!), Lorraine Terando, & Jakyb Stoddard! --With SPECIAL thanks to CATHY O, and to all who bought and helped sell tickets........................ and to KEVIN KUNKEL & Becky the Slow-But-Sure Cow!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

September 28, 2006

Welcome! PRES. LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting & JANICE BRANNON is back from China & Tibet just in time to present our program, featuring �the life and good times� of KING TUT! Janice�s intrigue with all things Egypt was �peeked� when Egypt brought the pyramids to our own back door � more specifically to the Chicago Field Museum � in the form of an exhibit featuring the �Boy King� -- Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs! The exhibit runs �til the end of the year and includes artifacts 3,300 to 3,500 years old (that�s pretty old!) Janice has made many dozens of trips to Egypt, seeing the real thing, and is the PERFECT tour guide for tonight�s glimpse into the exhibit.

WELCOME HOME, JANICE !

LAST WEEK�S MAIN EVENT

JENO BONUCCHI�s guest last week, MARILYN �MERNIE� MIEDZIANSKI, RN, BS, Elder Care Facilitator for Alternatives For the Older Adult of Spring Valley, had LOTS of great advice about getting our �ducks� in order and making certain that we�ve left a few clues as to what we have, where it is, what we want done with it � AND WITH US when we�re less able to decide for ourselves!

THANKS, JENO, FOR A GREAT PROGRAM � suitable viewing for ALL ages!!

WELCOME, GUESTS !

Tonight�s meeting is a chance to welcome guests to our Club, to see what Rotary�s about with OUR hope YOU might be interested in becoming a member!

ROTARY is a world-wide service organization, comprised of local clubs with members of diverse occupations and interests, who enjoy the weekly fellowship of brief meetings, a meal, programs of local (or global) interest, & the unique opportunity to join forces with other Rotarians to serve others locally and world-wide.

ROTARY is non-profit, non-political, non-religious, non-discriminating....and non-budget threatening ($50 per half-year, no dues for first partial term), plus meal or $2 if you�re unable to make it to a meeting, can�t make a meeting � we hope you�ll come, or take the opportunity to visit another club or attend �on-line,� but understand there are other obligations in all our lives, too!)

FUTURE FEATURES

THIS SATURDAY! COW PIE BINGO 1pm at Boggio�s Orchard!
OCT. 3 � Tuesday AM (Board Only) Meeting @ Mary�s
OCT. 5 � CLUB ASSEMBLY;
OCT. 12 � Sean Brannon hosts!
OCT. 19 � Bruno Buchholz hosts!
OCT. 26 � CK Cutright hosts!

WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

September 14, 2006

Welcome! PRES. LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting & JENO BONUCCHI hosts our Program Guest, MERNIE MARILYN MIEDZIANSKI, RN, BS, Elder Care Facilitator for Alternatives For the Older Adult, headquartered in Spring Valley! Our guest can provide some useful tips for organizing, preserving, and leaving, a record of our finances!

CLUB ASSEMBLY HIGHLIGHTS

On the agenda last week:
(1) 50-50 Raffle Wrap-Up and a plan for accounting for outstanding tickets NEXT year;
(2) Cow Pie Bingo Sales Pitch � Keep Saturday, Sept. 30 open to help draw the grid in the am, and to be there to cheer �Elsie� on at 1 pm, at Boggio�s Country Orchard!!;
(3) DUES reminder: PAY!;
(4) Meeting Menu Options � Brad�s ON it;
(5) Voted to not have a dinner meeting Sept. 21 � Members to attend PCEF Production at the High School at 7:30 pm (and by consensus it was determined that no make-up is required if unable to attend).
(6) MEMBERSHIP DRIVE GUEST NIGHT�SEPTEMBER 28. �INVITE GUESTS !

50-50 RAFFLE WINNERS:

CONGRATS TO KRISTA STOKKE (2 weeks ago) and AL PETERSON (last week)......... and to (YOUR NAME HERE�MAYBE?) this week�s winner!

FUTURE FEATURES

SEPTEMBER 21 � NO MEETING AT PUTTERS � We will instead meet at the High School to attend the opening performance of the Fall PCEF fundraising production, �SEARCHING FOR F.G.� The musical revue is billed as promising a roller-coaster of emotions (all good) with a cast of 30.... a �must see it to believe it� Entwistle production. See or call JANE LENKAITIS for tickets! ($10/adult, $5/student) ---ALLEMANS� program to be re-set!

SEPTEMBER 28 � Janice Brannon will have just returned from China, but the program will feature Egypt � and highlights of the Chicago Field Museum�s KING TUT exhibit! THIS WILL ALSO BE OUR GUEST NIGHT FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS if we all actually take the responsibility to INVITE GUESTS !!

SEPTEMBER 30 � COW PIE BINGO 1 pm at Boggio�s Orchard!

AND IN OCTOBER:

OCT.5 � CLUB ASSEMBLY;
OCT. 12 � Sean Brannon hosts!
OCT. 19 � Bruno Buchholz hosts!
OCT. 26 � CK Cutright hosts!

DID YOU KNOW.... The first Rotary symbol, designed by a Chicago Rotarian, was a simple wagon wheel, showing dust and motion, �to signify civilization and movement.� A nearly perfect �gear� insignia was later developed in 1923, but drew criticism from Rotarian engineers, as it had no �keyway� which was then added for the gear to be a �working gear.� With the addition of the keyway, our �working� symbol of Rotary International was born!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

September 7, 2006

Welcome! VICE PRES. DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s meeting & CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda tonight:
(1) 50-50 Raffle Wrap-Up;
(2) Cow Pie Bingo Sales Pitch � and planning for the big day;
(3) Options for Participation in Youth Exchange;
(4) DUES reminder (PAY!);
(5) Board Action Review (see below); and �YES �
(6) MEMBERSHIP DRIVE IDEAS!
Welcome to Rotary !

SCHOOL OF THOUGHT !

�PC: Where all students will learn and succeed, and all means ALL!� BRAD ACUNCIUS hosted PC SCHOOLS SUPER-INTENDENT MIKE STRUNA as our Program Guest two weeks ago, filling us in on the challenges faced by our schools � and our students � under new education standards, and the GOOD news about PC�s efforts to attain the goal with stats such as 100% of last year�s 3rd grade class meeting or exceeding ISAT test standards! Still room for improvement in other areas including an 8th grade scoring drop-off, but signs and (some) results improving steadily! Our guest also updated us on the post-tornado insurance litigation over the loss and valuation of Hopkins Elementary � progress there too, but still not fully resolved.

THANKS, BRAD, FOR HOSTING THE PROGRAM � Truly a �Learning Experience!�

DISTRICT MEETING REPORT

RICK SERAFINI reported last week all the news fit to repeat, from Rick and Darrell�s excursion to the Rotary District Training Session held Aug. 17. On the subject of membership growth and retention, many ideas were shared, hopefully inspiring us to share Rotary with a new generation of community members & leaders. Our Club�s strength is notably in our size (not small in comparison to other area Clubs!), our diversity in represented occupations (and genders!), our ability to keep meetings active and interesting, and plenty of opportunity for new members to get really active really fast! Thanks for representing Granville Rotary at the meeting, Darrell & Rick � and thanks for the report back!!!

Now -- what can we do to share our enjoyment of Rotary�s fellowship and opportunities to serve others, with NEW members????

BOARD TALK

The Board met bright & early Sept 1, taking the following action:
(1) To overcome 50-50 ticket-sale accounting nightmares, (five are still missing and some were turned in without $$), next year�s tickets & cash are to be turned in together, members each start with five tickets & get to buy them if unsold by last Thursday in June. Same plan for Cow Pie Bingo Tickets, due this year by Sept. 28.
(2) Fines and Happy Bucks are designated for our Toys In The Pantry Project, and the Treas. will keep track of the income!
(3) Menu � Brad is working on a shorter, larger-print version.
(4) Tribute planned, including $100 donation to Rotary Foundation, in memory of Don�s wife, Helen Jean Nelson, only child of Granville Rotary founder & Past District Governor J. Turner Mills. Our sincere condolences to Don upon her passing.

THE SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER 14 � JENO switched with Darrell, to host Mernie Marilyn Miedzianski, RN, BS, Elder Care Facilitator for Alternatives For the Older Adult, headquartered in Spring Valley, with tips for organizing and preserving a record of our finances.
SEPTEMBER 21 � The ALLEMANS will present Darrell�s program on their recent adventures attending the ROTARY INT�L CONVENTION and their travels in Europe!
SEPTEMBER 28 � Janice Brannon will have just returned from China, but the program will feature Egypt � and highlights of the Chicago Field Museum�s KING TUT exhibit!
SEPTEMBER 30 � COW PIE BINGO 1pm at Boggio�s Orchard!
OCTOBER 5 � CLUB ASSEMBLY
OCTOBER 12 � Sean Brannon hosts!
OCTOBER 19 � Bruno Buchholz hosts!
OCTOBER 26 � CK Cutright hosts!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

August 24, 2006

Welcome! PRES. LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting & BRAD ACUNCIUS hosts our Program, to be presented by PC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT MIKE STRUNA! Mike will fill us in on the status of the pending tornado damage litigation, and what�s new in academics, sports & extra-curriculars in Putnam County.

WELCOME TO ROTARY, MIKE!

A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES

MARTY YAUCH had the pleasure last week of hosting Dr. C.G. PILLAI of Carus Chemical, a native of India, long-time resident of Peru and a school board member there � and LaSalle Rotarian! Dr. Pillai compared education in the US to that of India, noting that India is much more driven as to core subjects, but lacking in extra-curriculars, the arts, leadership training, analytic thinking skills, and individual creativity. Education in India, as in the US, is free and government-supported -- but due to the inadequacy of India�s public school system, those financially able have opted for private education. Each nation�s system, he said, could learn from the other.

Our thanks to MARTY YAUCH for hosting... and to JANICE BRANNON for making the Program arrangements!

Last week�s $50 Drawing Winner: KAREN OSSOLA!
SOME TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE�last chance to buy!!
SOLD TICKETS?? TURN �EM IN OR PAY FOR �EM !

ROTARY FOUNDATION CONGRATS!

An unprecedented FIVE Paul Harris Awards were presented last week! Congrats again to: CK CUTRIGHT and TOM SIMMONS, new Paul Harris Fellows; and SCOTT & ADRIANE SHORE, on behalf of David & Daniel, and in memory of Erin.

FUTURE FEATURES

AUGUST 31 � Open Meeting � Darrell and Rick will share the wealth � of info they gathered last week at a District event!
SEPTEMBER 5 � Board (only) Breakfast � 7AM at Mary�s Diner
SEPTEMBER 7 � CLUB ASSEMBLY!
SEPTEMBER 14 � ??? � Now reported that Darrell is switching programs, keeping us in suspense for a while longer before presenting his program on recently attending the ROTARY INT�L CONVENTION and the Allemans� travels in Europe!
SEPTEMBER 21 � Jeno Bonucchi hosts!
SEPTEMBER 28 � Janice Brannon plans to bring the mysteries of the pyramids to McNabb! We�ll get to see what the Chicago Field Museum�s KING TUT exhibit is all about! (Was he murdered???)
SEPTEMBER 30 � COW PIE BINGO 1pm at Boggio�s Orchard!
OCTOBER 5 � CLUB ASSEMBLY
OCTOBER 12 � Sean Brannon hosts!
OCTOBER 19 � Bruno Buchholz hosts!
OCTOBER 26 � CK Cutright hosts!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

August 17, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s meeting, AND MARTY YAUCH has the pleasure of hosting our program, to be presented by special guest Dr. C.G. PILLAI of Carus Chemical � and a school board member in Peru! Comparing the focus of education in the US to that of India, Dr. Pillai brings us insight into some peculiar differences and India�s use of education as a vehicle for economic growth.

WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, DR. PILLAI !

Also on the guest list tonight..... Scott and Adriane Shore host STEVE & VALINDA WESTMAN, new residents of Granville!
WELCOME, ALL!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

REED WILSON presented his own program last week, updating us on Utica�s process of recovery from the April 2004 tornado that left both Granville and Utica in a state of ruin. Utica, which (unlike Granville) is within Reed�s jurisdiction in his work for US Rep. Jerry Weller, has nabbed federal funds, new hotel tax revenues, homerule flexibility, and much local support in the rebuilding process which will eventually include re-routing Highway 178.
THANKS FOR THE UPDATE, REED !

Last week�s $50 Drawing Winner:

BRANDON McNEILL!

SOME TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE�last chance to buy!!

ROTARY FOUNDATION CONGRATS!

An unprecedented FIVE Paul Harris Awards will be presented tonight! Congrats & thanks to: CK CUTRIGHT and TOM SIMMONS, new Paul Harris Fellows; and SCOTT & ADRIANE SHORE, on behalf of David & Daniel, and in memory of Erin.

COMING ATTRACTIONS...

AUGUST 24 � Brad Acuncius hosts PC Schools Super, MIKE STRUNA � to tell us what�s exciting about the school year ahead!
AUGUST 31 � Open Meeting � No program scheduled (YET!)
SEPTEMBER 5 � Board Breakfast � 7AM at Mary�s Diner
SEPTEMBER 7 � CLUB ASSEMBLY!
SEPTEMBER 14 � Darrell & Jeanne Alleman will share their awesome experience of recently attending the ROTARY INT�L CONVENTION in Malmo, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark, and the side-travel they enjoyed while in Europe!
SEPTEMBER 21 � Jeno Bonucchi hosts!
SEPTEMBER 28 � Janice Brannon plans to bring the mysteries of the pyramids to McNabb! We�ll get to see what the Chicago Field Museum�s KING TUT exhibit is all about! (Was he murdered???)
SEPTEMBER 30 � COW PIE BINGO 1pm at Boggio�s Orchard!
OCTOBER 5 � CLUB ASSEMBLY
OCTOBER 12 � Sean Brannon hosts
OCTOBER 19 � Bruno Buchholz hosts!
OCTOBER 26 � CK Cutright hosts!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

August 10, 2006

WELCOME! President LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight's meeting with Reed Wilson in charge of the Program. WELCOME< ALL< TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES

50/50 WINNERS: 1st week Jim Gerber of Davenport, IA, sold by Bruce and 2nd Winner, Sharon Kunkel sold by Chris! A number of 50/50 tickets are still outstanding. Larry will contact those with tickets. Others volunteered to sell those still available. Quarter-drive for Polio Plus has netted $250 so far. Budget reviewed. Motion made, seconded and adopted to increase budgeted item for McNabb-Magnolia Jr. Women's Club 8th grade annual Springfield trip from $50 to $100. Also seconded and adopted was to try using a full menu self-order form (specials will still have to be filled in) Cow Pie Bingo planned for 1:00 pm September 30th at Boggio's Pumpkins Fall Festival. Regular Bingo options discussed. Consensus agreement not to undertake single events because of taxation red tape and costs with minimal profits. Long Term Youth Exchange discussed; possible outbound applicant has voiced interest. Another student may also be interested. Consensus agreement that Scott Shore will investigat4e Club costs of participation as a sponsor, consts of hosting inbound student in exchange and requirements. Consensus also that we could have to make program availabole to all, and select if limited in number we would sponsor. Several voiced benefits of renewing our Club's participation if it is possible.

SEEING INTO THE FUTURE.... (see above!)

Please remember to tell your Bull. Editor what your plans will be for your program!!!

Web address of the on-line make-up is: www.rotaryeclubone.org

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

August 3, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, providing an opportunity for us to discuss wuzzup in Rotary --- including A BUDGET (!), DUES, MEMBERSHIP GUEST NITE (?), 50-50 WRAP-UP, COW PIE BINGO PLANS for 9/30, PROGRAM SCHEDULE, and the �request line� is open for members to raise any and all other issues.

WELCOME, ALL, TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

BEWARE THE MANDINGO !

LORRAINE TERANDO hosted Sharon and John GRAYHORSE Mayfield last week for a GREAT program on Native American lore and legend. Grayhorse is half Blackfoot Indian and a member of the Grayhorse Tribe. The couple, from Dalzell, honor Grayfoot�s proud ancestry by preserving authentic artifacts and fashioning new crafts from animal skulls and hides, antlers, bird feathers, beads, and a WHOLE lot of artistic talent! Among the items on display was a very scary looking Mandingo, which according to legend, avenges any wrong done to nature or fellow man, by stealing one�s spirit to be returned only when matters are set back right.

THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, LORRAINE !!

SEEING INTO THE FUTURE...

AUGUST 10 � Reed Wilson hosts!

AUGUST 18 � Marty Yauch hosts!

AUGUST 25 � Brad Acuncius hosts PC Schools Super, MIKE STRUNA � to tell us about the school year ahead!

SEPTEMBER 7 � CLUB ASSEMBLY!

SEPTEMBER 14 � Darrell Alleman hosts!

SEPTEMBER 21 � Jeno Bonucchi hosts!

SEPTEMBER 28 � Janice Brannon hosts!

SEPTEMBER 30 � COW PIE BINGO!

OCTOBER 5 � CLUB ASSEMBLY

OCTOBER 12 � Sean Brannon hosts!

OCTOBER 19 � Bruno Buchholz hosts!

OCTOBER 26 � CK Cutright hosts!

Please remember to tell you Bull. Editor what your plans will be for your program!!!

BOARD STUFF

THE BOARD met this Tuesday AM to discuss budget (reviewed a tentative one), menu choices (will add more choices), dues (agreed $50 plus $2 per meeting missed and not made up -- encourages makeups!), Youth Exchange (an outbound student is interested for �07-�08), projects (& how to fund them), District Training Seminar August 17 (Rick and Darrell will attend � any others willing??), and the plan for future monthly Board meetings! Have an issue?? Let the Board know !!

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

July 27, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST presides, and LORRAINE TERANDO hosts a very special guest, GRAYHORSE � sometimes known as John Mayfield, of DePue, who has applied his artistic skills to honor the traditions of his Blackfoot ancestry -- and will share with us some of his arts, facts and artifacts tonight!
WELCOME TO ROTARY, GRAYHORSE!

SEEING INTO THE FUTURE...

NEXT TUESDAY (AUG. 1) � Our first Tuesday Roundtable breakfast (and make-up opportunity) will be held at 7am at Mary�s Diner in McNabb. Open to all, to share ideas & plot the future course of Club projects. See you at Mary�s!
AUGUST 3 � Business Meeting and Club Assembly!
AUGUST 10 � Reed Wilson hosts!
AUGUST 18 � Marty Yauch hosts a MAJOR event and program, with special guest KING TUT -- arranged by Janice Brannon! Make plans now for LOTS of guests for this great program!!
AUGUST 25 � We return to the top -- and Brad Acuncius hosts!

NEW 50-50 -- 1st Drawing tonight!

OH, WHAT A NITE !

OUR GOVERNOR�S NITE last week was an enjoyable event, for us as well as our esteemed guest, DISTRICT GOVERNOR PAT BURCH of the Rochelle Rotary Club. GOVERNOR PAT praised Granville Rotary for our commitment to Rotary, Rotary Foundation, and Community Service, while providing some great ideas for involvement in world service, District events, and �Family Of Rotary� projects throughout the year ahead. Pat particularly noted our recent flurry of activity in support of Rotary Foundation, including new Sustaining Memberships of Bruce Filbrandt and Larry Priest, and completion of Paul Harris fellowships by CK Cutright, Tom Simmons, and Scott and Adriane Shore for Erin (posthumously), Daniel and David. The Gov explained that contributions will be used by the Foundation for three years and will then return to our own District for grants and scholarships. Gov. Pat ably carried home the message of RI President William Boyd: LEAD THE WAY in community, vocational and world service, LEAD THE WAY in membership growth, �family of Rotary� involvement, and Foundation support, and LEAD THE WAY in our enjoyment of friendship and fellowship throughout this coming Rotary year.

DO YOU DO DUES?

Dues Bills will be out soon... $50 will just cover $13.50 to District, $23.50 to RI, $6 �Rotarian� Subscription, $1 Legislation Council levy, $2.74 Club Insurance Cost, and $3.26 Club expense. (Total $50 -- plus $2 for any meetings missed and not made up).

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WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY�S GOVERNOR�S NITE!

July 20, 2006

Welcome -- And welcome to GOVERNOR�S NITE -- with special guest, DISTRICT GOVERNOR PAT BURCH! Welcome to Putnam County, and WELCOME to Granville Rotary, Governor Pat !

OF GUBERNATORIAL NOTE....

Our GUEST OF HONOR tonight hails from Rochelle Rotary, a member there since 1991, serving as President in 96-97... and AGAIN in 2000-2001 ! She has been active in a number of District Committees, and has served as Assistant Governor for two years. Good thing that Pat enjoys traveling, because there�s LOTS of it for the new Gov. in the Rotary year ahead ! Pat also enjoys reading, old movies, GREDCO, Church, Scouting, Service to Seniors, and community activities. Pat and her Rotary Spouse, Ben, have been married for 31 years and have a daughter, Sarah, a son, Adam, and -- soon-to-be, a son-in-law ! Pat and Ben are Paul Harris Fellows, and Pat is a Benefactor and a member of the Paul Harris 711 Club (ask her about this one!).
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, PAT BURCH!

LAST WEEK�S MEETING

VICE PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN presided over last week�s meeting, and SCOTT SHORE hosted in Krista�s absence, to introduce PAUL KAUTZ � Director of GATEWAY SERVICES, a Princeton Rotarian (and Bulletin Editor!), and even an occasional visitor at Granville Rotary. Paul told us about the important work of Gateway Services, and the hopes and dreams of the Center as they begin their new Capital Development Campaign! Our thanks again to Pastor Krista, for arranging last week�s program... Thanks AGAIN for returning to Granville Rotary, Paul!

ADRIANE SHORE �MEMBER AT LAST!

ADRIANE SHORE was inducted last week, with the help of acting Club Chaplain BRUNO BUCHHOLZ and Secretary / Proposer SCOTT SHORE! Adriane has been a part of Granville Rotary for the past 28 years, offering lots of project help and behind-the-scenes support, and (with Scott) ringing up 5 family Paul Harris fellowships & Scott�s Foundation Benefactor �wings.�Adriane�s classification is ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION, in which Adriane has served kids for 30 years!

COMING RIGHT UP....

Lorraine Terando hosts next week, and WE�LL BE HERE!
Our first �roundtable� breakfast meeting (and make-up) will be held at 7am Tuesday morning, August 1, at Mary�s Diner in McNabb�ALL MEMBERS MAY JOIN IN !
....And our next Club Assembly follows on August 3, with Larry Priest in charge !!!!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 13, 2006

Welcome! VICE PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s meeting, and SCOTT SHORE hosts tonight�s special Program Guest, PAUL KAUTZ � Director of GATEWAY SERVICES in Princeton AND a Princeton Rotarian (and Bulletin Editor!). Paul will tell us about the important work of Gateway Services, and the hopes and dreams of the Center as they begin their new Capital Development Campaign!
Our thanks to vacationing KRISTA STOKKE for arranging tonight�s program...
Welcome AGAIN to Granville Rotary, Paul!

WELCOME, ADRIANE SHORE!

ADRIANE SHORE was approved for membership by Board action last week, which action was then announced in full session, to start the countdown until Adriane�s INSTALLATION! Adriane has been a part of Granville Rotary for the past 28 years, offering lots of project help and behind-the-scenes support, and (with Scott) ringing up 5 family Paul Harris fellowships & Scott�s Foundation Benefactor �wings,� � but Adriane NOW makes it OFFICIAL as Granville Rotary�s NEWEST MEMBER!
Adriane�s classification is ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION, in which Adriane has served kids for 30 years!
WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, ADRIANE!
We hope you will enjoy your NEW participation as a member!

CLUB ASSEMBLY HI-LITES

₪ ASSISTANT DISTRICT GOVERNOR MARIAN SHURTS was on hand for our first-of-the-year CLUB ASSEMBLY last week, offering good news about Rotary, Rotary Foundation, and her assistance as our liaison to the District throughout the year!

₪ The Club received a note of thanks for our support of Sheriff Doyle�s KOPS FOR KIDS fishing derby event � the two bicycles we donated were won by Brooke Veronda and Marshall Rinaldo.

₪ 50-50 Tickets � just 24 left for sale, but only 2 weeks left to get the job done! Sell or buy, but let�s get them out of Jane�s hands!

₪ COW PIE BINGO options for September were discussed � Committee member CATHY O will investigate and report back.

₪ BADGES � If you don�t have one, tell Sec�y SCOTT asap -- before next Thursday�s GOVERNOR�S NIGHT so that a new badge can be made just for you! Remember � Badges AND pins for the BIG EVENT next week!

₪ WHERE�S LaSALLE? We now have the answer: LaSalle Rotary�s meeting at the VFW on Wenzel Road, just east of Airport Road in LaSalle � Wednesdays 12:00 (except 7/26). Stop by !!

₪ ROTARY ON-LINE? Yes, we can make up in cyberspace any time, from anywhere -- at Rotary e-Club One! ....AND save $2 on your next dues bill, for every make-up of a missed meeting!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 6, 2006

Welcome! VICE PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN presides over tonight�s �season openner� CLUB ASSEMBLY as we officially begin the NEW ROTARY YEAR --- with a guest appearance by our ASSISTANT DISTRICT GOVERNOR, MARIAN SHURTS! Marian will fill us in on the District�s hopes & goals for the year ahead, with a preview of the DISTRICT GOV�S OFFICIAL CLUB VISIT ON JULY 20!
WELCOME BACK TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, MARIAN !!

I T � S A D O G � S L I F E !

TOM SIMMONS presented his own program last week, with a cameo appearance by CINDI who brought with her the topic of conversation � PEWTER, one of the Simmons� prize IRISH WOLFHOUNDS! Tom gave us an inside look at the world of raising, training, �campaigning� and showing prize Wolfhounds, and some fascinating history about the nobility and unique qualities of the now rare breed ! TOM & CINDI have had a number of champion show dogs over the years, including Rose, who had won �Best of the Breed!� These pups are truly part of the family -- inside pets and never forced to show off unless they�re in the mood! Sixteen-month-old Pewter, who weighs in at 145 pounds, is currently one of FOUR Irish Wolfhound members of the household !
THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, TOM !

COMING SOON.....

NEXT WEEK: SCOTT SHORE hosts for vacationing KRISTA STOKKE, with Krista�s guest, PAUL KAUTZ, Princeton Rotarian & Exec. Director of GATEWAY SERVICES!

JULY 20: GOVERNOR�S NITE!! District Governor PAT BURCH will be here � and hopefully we�ll ALL be here too!

JULY 27: LORRAINE HOSTS the program!

AND FOR AUGUST.... August 3 will be a CLUB ASSEMBLY, followed by REED WILSON�s program on Aug. 10, MARTY YAUCH will host on Aug. 17, and we�re back at the top of the chart with BRAD ACUNCIUS on Aug. 24 & DARRELL ALLEMAN on Aug. 31.

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED !

Your Bulletin Editor proposed to his wife � AGAIN! ADRIANE SHORE was proposed last week as a member of the Granville Rotary Club! The proposal will be submitted to the Board tonight. If accepted by the Board, the acceptance will be announced to the Club and members will have 7 days to voice objection to any member of the Board, which would then be put to further vote. Absent objection, Adriane may be installed at or after the next meeting with the classification, �Elementary Education.�

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 29, 2006

Welcome! VICE PRESIDENT DARRELL ALLEMAN gets to try out the gavel these first three weeks of the new Rotary year, and presides tonight while TOM SIMMONS co-hosts -- with a special guest Irish Wolfhound -- tonight�s Program on the trials and tribulations of raising, breeding and showing such dogs! (The dog will be allowed 3-minutes rebuttal!)
TAKE IT, TOM !

TWO WEEKS AGO....

SCOTT SHORE hosted special guest SUE PETTIT, our PC Supervisor of Assessments, who filled us in on the 2.36% STATE MULTIPLIER added to our real estate tax bills (now in hand). The State determines whether each county is equitably valuing and taxing all properties within the county, on par with other counties. If we shoot too low, or if inflation bumps the selling price of real estate faster than we can react by boosting assessments, the State Department of Revenue adjusts by the addition of a county multiplier �across the board� for all non-agricultural property.

COMING SOON.....

NEXT WEEK: CLUB ASSEMBLY & ASSISTANT GOV VISIT!
JULY 13: KRISTA HOSTS!
JULY 20: GOVERNOR�S NITE!
JULY 27: LORRAINE HOSTS!
SEE Y�ALL HERE !!

INSTALLATION NITE � JUST RIGHT !

Our ANNUAL INSTALLATION NIGHT gala affair last week included presentations to outgoing President MATT HOSTETTER, finishing his SECOND year in office, including a past-president�s pin, a cake shared by (and beneficial to) all concerned, a wood-engraved desk pen and case, framed photo collage, and Club Historian JANE LENKAITIS� amazing scrapbook of our past two Rotary years � still a work of art in progress, and what a work it is! Perfect Attendance pins were presented to those deserving, with thanks to ALL for attendance and participation. Matt presented this year�s SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD, to DANIELLE STODDARD for her outstanding dedication to the youth of our community. The presentations included a laser-engraved desk award and $50 check directed by Danielle to VOICE, the PCHS volunteer group which Danielle founded and continues to serve as sponsor. And CATHY OLIVERI added to the occasion with several gifts to Danielle from the Afterglow Committee, in appreciation for Danielle�s continued help in chairing that event.

BRUNO BUCHHOLZ performed the ceremonial installation of PRESIDENT LARRY PRIEST, who promises a GREAT year and lots of FUN ahead!!! The NEW BOARD (automatically installed with the Pres.) includes Larry, Matt, Darrell, Brad, Jeno, Bruce, Rick and Lorraine, with Officers CATHY as Treas, SCOTT as Sec�y, BRAD as Sgt. at Arms, and KRISTA as Song- leader & Chaplain �
CONGRATS & BEST WISHES TO ALL!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY

INSTALLATION NITE �06!

JUNE 23, 2006

AND WELCOME TO PUTTERS! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over the FIRST portion of tonight�s celebration of a GREAT year of service and fellowship, handing gavel and presidency to LARRY PRIEST who receives the privilege of launching our NEW Rotary year! Our Club offers thanks to all members, spouses & volunteers whose SERVICE ABOVE SELF contributed to make 2005-06 an extraordinary year!

Matt Hostetter, Pres.
Larry Priest, V.Pres.
Sean Brannon, Board Member
Christina Judd, Board Member
Darrell Alleman, Board Member
Marty Yauch, Board Member
Brad Acuncius, Board Member
Cathy Oliveri, Treasurer

AND our Club pledges to make the coming year ANOTHER great year of service and fellowship, with the NEW BOARD:

Larry Priest, President
Darrell Alleman, V. Pres.
Bruce Filbrandt, Board Member
Matt Hostetter, Board Member
Brad Acuncius, Board Member
Rick Serafini, Board Member
Jeno Bonucchi, Board Member
Lorraine Terando, Board Member

CONGRATS & THANKS, DANIELLE!

True to the motto of Rotary, DANIELLE STODDARD continues to epitomize SERVICE ABOVE SELF through her dedication to the youth of our community.
As a Mom kept busy with two growing boys, as a professional youth counselor, as a public servant & elected school board member, as a volunteer continuing to sponsor VOICE at PCHS �. and as a Rotarian-still-at-heart Chair of the AFTERGLOW (just to name a few of our honored guest�s many accomplishments & avocations!), DANIELLE truly makes an impact worthy of our praise tonight!

Congratulations, Danielle, as recipient of this Rotary year�s
SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD
-- with our heart-felt thanks for ALL you do!!!

PARTICIPATION IS THE KEY !

Tonight we also recognize all members whose regular attendance has added the key to our Club�s success on all fronts. SPECIAL CONGRATS to our members with PERFECT ATTENDANCE all year:
CK (3yr+),
MATT (4 yrs),
BRAD (5 yrs),
CATHY (12 yrs),
LARRY (18 yrs),
TOM (20 yrs),
SCOTT (21 yrs), and
CHARTER YEAR MEMBERS JENO BONUCCHI & BRUNO BUCHHOLZ -- each with ALL 39 consecutive years� perfect attendance!!

Congratulations and thank you to all recipients and all Rotarians, for your continuing attendance AND participation!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 15, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT MATT presides & SCOTT SHORE hosts tonight�s Program, with special guest SUE PETTIT, our PC Supervisor of Assessments, who will fill us in on the real HOW, WHAT and WHY of the method by which our upcoming tax bills are going to have a 2.36% STATE MULTIPLIER added.
WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, SUE!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

RICK SERAFINI hosted last Thursday�s Program, featuring our two 2006 ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA) SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS, Rick & Tammy�s daughter, ANGIE, and Dan & Katie Wujek�s daughter, JANEAN, all of Mark! Both said they truly enjoyed participating in this year�s Rotary District RYLA weekend leadership camp experience in Oregon, Illinois last month � and told us about several of their experiences � all good! Both said they enjoyed the experience of meeting people from different schools, and exchange students from many different countries. She described the learning experience of having to work together to accomplish their goals and said the RYLA program builds participants� confidence in his & her leadership skills. Both hope to return next year, to serve as �team leaders!�
THANKS FOR THE PROGRAM, RICK !

ROTARY NEWS CLIPS

CATHY OLIVERI participated in the Marshall-Putnam Relay for Life as a member of the WE B UCC Team this past weekend � Full report coming soon!

MATT HOSTETTER reported last week that he golfed � A LOT � last Wednesday, 100 holes, in fact, to raise money for the Children�s Hospital of Peoria. The worn out golfers raised $5,100 !

KOPS FOR KIDS Fishing Derby was held this past weekend, helped along by our purchase of a boy�s and girl�s bike for drawings held during the event � Thank you for doing the bike-shopping, Cathy!!!

OUR ANNUAL INSTALLATION NIGHT will be here at PUTTERS next week, June 22 � and by Club vote we have opted for a choice of prime rib or fillet, $20 per person including the works. Please make reservations via Larry Priest tonight or asap, indicating choice of entree. WE HOPE TO HAVE A RRRREALLY BIG TURN-OUT for the event!!

50-50 NEWS: Cheri Klein�s granddaughter, LINDSAY FOSTER won $50 last week! Tickets still available for our NEXT Raffle!

PROGRAM SCHEDULE � JUNE 22-INSTALLATION NITE, here at Putters�spouses & guests too!! JUNE 29-TOM�S Program finishes off the �05 - �06 Rotary year !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 8, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT MATT presides & RICK SERAFINI hosts tonight�s Program, featuring the TWO recipients of our Club�s 2006 ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA) SCHOLARSHIPS! Rick & Tammy�s daughter, ANGIE SERAFINI, and JANEAN WUJEK, both of Mark, were sponsored by our Club to participate in this year�s Rotary District RYLA weekend leadership camp experience in Oregon, Illinois last month � and are here tonight to tell us about their experiences � well, at least SOME of their experiences!? This was Angie�s SECOND RYLA excursion, but the first from which she didn�t return on crutches!!
WELCOME, ANGIE & JANEAN!

BACK TRACK....

CATHY OLIVERI hosted DIANE CIMEI on May 18 to tell us about the Relay for Life and WE B UCC�s Team effort! The national event was born 20 years ago and the M-P event was begun 10 years ago, raising money for the fight against cancer. 29 Teams are signed up for this year�s event this weekend, June 10-11 at Henry-Senachwine High School. Come for the Survivors� Walk at 7pm & Luminary Ceremony at 9pm June 10 -- & see Cathy to contribute in honor of a survivor or in memory of a friend or family member lost to cancer.
THANK, CATHY, FOR THE PROGRAM ------------- AND FOR CONTINUING THE FIGHT!

OF RECENT NOTE....

�SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED � President Matt made the presentations May 20, as approved by the Club on May 18, to Knute Hammel Memorial Scholarship winner SHAINA BOYD, Bill Klein Memorial Scholarship winner ASHLEY MALAVOLTI, and CO-OP Student of the Year honoree Robbie Mellentine! Congrats to all recipients!
�NEW 50-50 TICKETS ON SALE NOW�take MORE tonight!
�COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS � Remember to let LARRY know your preferences ASAP.... To be announced SOON!
�SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD � Danielle Stoddard has confirmed that she WILL be present for our Annual Banquet 6/22!
�RECENT 50-50 WINNERS : DARYLE WRAGGE, ELLIE LENKAITIS (on her 9th birthday!!!), & BRAD ACUNCIUS !
�SIGN OF THE TIMES � Thank you Sean Brannon and Larry Priest for changing our roadsigns (back) to PUTTERS!
�AGELESS ACHIEVER REPORT � Darrell Alleman, sponsored by our Club, received the Ageless Achiever Award 5/12 in Quad Cities �Darrell, Jeanne, Jeno & Margaret attended.!
�MEMBERSHIP PROSPECTS � several suggested, more are out there, if we just ASK --- Now is the time to do so!
�ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION � Darrell & Jeanne Alleman are presently in Sweden for the RI Convention, with side trips including Normandy! Program to come -- soon!!
PROGRAM SCHEDULE �
JUNE 15-SCOTT hosts Sue Pettit to tell us how we can pay more (or less?) in real estate taxes!
JUNE 22-INSTALLATION NITE, here at Putters�spouses too!!
JUNE 29-TOM�S Program finishes off the �05 - �06 Rotary year !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 18, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT MATT presides & CATHY OLIVERI hosts tonight�s Program, featuring DIANE CIMEI of McNabb, here to tell us about the WE B UCC Relay for Life team effort, how the Marshall-Putnam Relay For Life got started 10 years ago, and the many ways the participating teams (of which Diane & Karen Ossola are Co-Captains) raise money for the fight against cancer.
WELCOME TO ROTARY, DIANE !

AN INFORMATIVE PROGRAM...

RON McNEILL�s Program last week highlighted the history of the Moorman Movement, or movementS as Pastor Ron explained. One of only three religious movements born on American soil (with Christian Scientist movement & Christian Church Disciples of Christ), the Moormans� Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints was founded by Joseph Smith with early roots in nearby Carthage, Illinois. The stronghold of the original group can be found in Ron�s hometown, Independence, Missouri, while another sect headed up by Brigham Young established its home in Salt Lake City. The split is also evident, Ron says, at Navoo, Illinois, where each sect has its own �piece of history� to care for � the 1800�s motif mostly renovated by Salt Lake City, with the exception of Joseph Smith�s home and visitor�s center maintained by the Missouri faction.
THANKS, RON!

CLUB-ICLES

50-50 WINNER: LYNN STICKEL�sell that man another ticket!

NEW TICKETS ON SALE NOW � take �til it helps!

RYLA � Angie Serafini & Janean Wujek had a great time & will appear shortly (June 8) to present a program on the experience.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS � Club voted to donate $100. President Matt echoed the sentiment, having recently volunteered his time and patience as part of a Mens� Club project at the LP games !!

AFTERGLOW � Cathy reports $848 profit as of now, usable for improvements already in the works for next year�s event !!

COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS � Let LARRY know your preferences ASAP.... Speak now or forever hold your peace !

SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD � Pres. Matt�s nomination (name omitted) was unanimously approved by Club vote � to be presented at the end of Matt�s presidential term.

MEMBERSHIP PROSPECTS � several suggested, more are out there, if we just ASK --- Now is the time to step up the process!

PROGRAM SCHEDULE � NO MEETING NEXT WEEK 5/25 (due to Jr. High Graduation and other members� conflicts.)

JUNE 1-CLUB ASSEMBLY;

JUNE 8-RICK hosts Angie and Janean for their RYLA

program; JUNE 15-SCOTT hosts Sue Pettit to tell us how we get taxed!

JUNE 22-INSTALLATION NITE, here at Putters�spouses too!!

JUNE 29-TOM�S Program finishes off the �05 - �06 Rotary year!

SEE YOU HERE !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 11, 2006

Welcome! VICE PRESIDENT LARRY presides and Program Host RON McNEILL has the honor of tonight�s presentation � still a secret as of presstime....
WELCOME TO ROTARY!

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY last week brought a number of items to the floor for the good of the Club:
(1) Many, Many thanks to all who contributed time, money, food, energy, and late-night hours, to make THE AFTERGLOW another but even greater success! 105 had signed up, but 119 came � and stayed! Ideas were discussed to smooth out more rough edges for next year, such as a second balloon board, hotter pizza, more game chips (esp. black), more small t-shirts, more chip-cups (a big hit!), real paddles for the auction, & a few more volunteers on the carnie games! Cathy will have a financial report on the event, tonight!
(2) CONGRATS again to Darrell Alleman, sponsored by our Club, nominated by PC Achievement Center, and a WINNER as an Ageless Achiever � to be honored tomorrow, May 12 in Moline! (3) 50-50 Tickets distributed � sell & take more!!!
(4) THANK YOU... from the Shore family ... for the Club�s generous contribution to Lighted Way in memory of Erin.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE...

CATHY OLIVERI will host next week�s Program, May 18!
SCOTT SHORE switched with Larry Priest to host on May 25!
RICK SERAFINI is scheduled to be Program Host June 8!
LARRY PRIEST returns to the lineup to host on June 15!
ANNUAL INSTALLATION NIGHT BANQUET: JUNE 22!
TOM SIMMONS hosts the year�s LAST Program on June 29!

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS...

Congrats to DR. SHAWN BAILEY, DENNIS DYLO, DICK STOKKE, DON WEDE, & CHRIS GEORGE!!

NOW IS THE BEST TIME OF ALL...

... TO BE SEEKING OUT NEW MEMBERS! WHY?????

>>It�s that time of year that people are changing their activities, looking for something fun to do (and excuses not to cook!)
>>We�re about to begin a NEW ROTARY YEAR with the opportunity to start the new year WITH us... and even to be installed at our ANNUAL INSTALLATION BANQUET!
>>OUR Club�s PUBLIC IMAGE is at an all time high � the result of a well-noticed Centennial Project, the recent success of the Afterglow, and the good will of our many projects throughout the year � Join a SUCCESSFUL Club!
>>New folks have moved to our communities & want to meet & participate � Rotary�s the best way to do both! --so ASK!!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 27, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT MATT presides and Program Chair JANE LENKAITIS plans to dedicate tonight�s program to AFTERGLOW PREPARATION... with a possible field trip to the McNabb Community Building and/or a balloon blowing contest!

Cathy O. says the following persons have agreed to donate:

2 dozen chocolate chip cookies.....Brad Acuncius, C.K. Cutright

2 dozen brownies...... Cheri Klein, Jane Lenkaitis

2 dozen rice krispie treats....Sean, Adriane Shore, Darrell Alleman

1 bag of nacho & 1 jar salsa...Rick, Marty Yauch, Krista Stokke

1 bag ruffles & 1 onion dip...C.K., Lorraine, Cathy, Janice

Bottled water.........Hennepin Foods and Christina Judd

12 pack of soda..... Darrell, Kim Kettman, Tom (2) Jeno, Larry

Those that have not yet signed up to bring anything (Bruno, Bruce, Matt, Chris K, Ron , Ray and Reed).... may bring a 12 pack of soda or give Cathy $$$$ and she will buy it for them......this way EVERY MEMBER does something! Please check with Cathy for the kind of soda we need. We have some soda donated but we need more.

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM...

JEANNIE MEKLEY � Director of Putnam County�s new & improved Ambulance Service � and Board Member Phil Edgerley Jr. joined us last week, introduced by VP LARRY PRIEST for Chris Kunkel. The Putnam County Emergency Medical Service was launched this month, largely (but not completely) tax-funded and covering all PC townships east of the river. Jeannie is a licensed paramedic and will oversee the upgrade of service to become an �intermediate life support system.� Living quarters above the McNabb Fire Station will house two paid EMTs who will be on duty 24-7.

ROTARY DIST.CONFERENCE REPORT

WE WERE THERE at last weekend�s Rotary District Conference at the ClockTower in Rockford � LARRY PRIEST, SCOTT & ADRIANE SHORE, CK & KIM CUTRIGHT all attended, BRUCE FILBRANDT donated one of his KEOKUK AXES books for the fundraiser silent auction, and our Club netted awards for MEMBERSHIP GROWTH and for our WEBSITE (2nd Place)!

Old & new friends, good exchange of Rotary info, and a great chance to meet our GSE members, Exchange students and Ambassadorial Scholars!

SEE YOU SATURDAY AT THE AFTERGLOW!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 20, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT MATT presides over tonight's meeting, and CHRIS KUNKEL hosts tonight's Program, featuring JEANNIE MEKLEY--Director of Putnam County's new & improved Ambulance Service! The Putnam County Emergency Medical Service was launched this month, tax-funded and covering all PC townships east of the river. Jeannie is a licensed paramedic and will oversee the upgrade of service to become an intermediate life support system. Living quarters above the McNabb Fire Station will house two paid EMTs who will be on duty 24-7.
The PCEMS Board includes Jim Goldashich, John Cimei, Mike Vaskie, Doug Smith, Phil Edgerley, John Holmbeck & Larry Brown.
WELCOME, JEANNIE MEKLEY!

Thank you, Rotarians, for your caring thoughts and prayers, for being there with us following Erin's death last week, and for having always been there to support Erin's favorite causes over the years. Her memory will endure forever in our commitment to serve.
--Scott and Adriane and Family

CLUB ASSEMBLY

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY two weeks ago focused on plans for this year's AFTERGLOW with a guest appearance by Afterglow "adjunct Rotarian" co-organizer DANIELLE STODDARD! Details were discussed, jobs assigned, and donations keep rolling in! The Club thanked Danielle for her efforts.

ALSO ON THE AGENDA.....

(1) The Club approved two RYLA Scholarships @$135 each, for May 5-7. Volunteers also needed --- day or overnight!

(2) 50-50 Tickets are ready and will be distributed to us ASAP...

(3) $25 sponsorship of Copeland family's participation in TREK 100 bike-athon against childhood Cancer;

(4) We will have FIVE representatives at the District Conference on April 22! Scott & Adriane Shore, CK and Kim Cutright, and Larry Priest!!! Club donation for silent auction is offered by Bruce Filbrandt...Thank you Bruce !!!

(5) GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE plans made, jobs assigned for April 14. Jane's in control of the kitchen, & Tom has set-up.

CONGRATULATIONS !

MATT HOSTETTER IS NOW UNCLE MATT, to Emma, born one month earlier than expected, but doing fine!
JANE LENKAITIS is a grandma for a 9th time, with Joe and Ava's addition of Parker Joseph Victor Lenkaitis on March 27!

April 27: JANE LENKAITIS hosts the Program to make final preparations for the AFTERGLOW!

APRIL 29: Please HELP at the AFTERGLOW CARNIVAL!

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NO MEETING ON APRIL 13 -- HOLY THURSDAY

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 6, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT MATT presides over tonight's CLUB ASSEMBLY! Our plans for this year's AFTERGLOW will top the list for discussion tonight, with a guest appearance by Afterglow "adjunct Rotarian" co-organizer DANIELLE STODDARD --- welcome back to Granville Rotary, Danielle!!!

Also on the agenda: GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE next week(!), new 50-50 RAFFLE TICKETS distribution for SALE(!!!), upcoming Programs of interest, and more to come!!!

THE OBJECT OF ROTARY...

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
FIRST. The Development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business and community life;
FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, good will, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

WUZZ UP??

CONGRATULATIONS, DARRELL ALLEMAN-- Sponsored by our Club and nominated by the PC Achievement Center as one of FIVE AGELESS ACHIEVER nominees (we know he's one-in-a-million!)... GO DARRELL!

50-50 SALES BEGIN TODAY! Get 'em....Sell 'em...GET MORE!

FUNDING REQUESTS:
(1) Our DISTRICT GOV is seeking contributions to help landscape a playground to be built by Baton Rouge Rotarians in hurricane-stricken Baker, Louisiana.
(2) Former Rotarian Rollie Copeland & family are seeking sponsors for their bike ride against childhood cancer, hoping to double last year's take of $500. Info at maccfund.org/trek/100.

COMING ATTRACTIONS....

April 13: CHERI KLEIN hosts the Program!
APRIL 14: GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE !
April 20: CHRIS KUNKEL hosts Jeannie Mekley for a look at PC's new Ambulance Service!
APRIL 21-22: DISTRICT CONFERENCE !
April 27: JANE LENKAITIS hosts the Program!
APRIL 29: AFTERGLOW CARNIVAL!

Please remember to advise your Bull. Editor of your Program Plans, for inclusion in The Granstand!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

March 30, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT MATT presides tonight, but no word on whether we have a program. On the business end: Committee appointment to the Program committee which oversees whether we have a program, and to advise your Bulletin Editor.

PC's HOMELAND SECURITY

CHRISTINA JUDD hosted last week's Program, presented by LES GRANT, of Hennepin, who now serves as ANTI-BIOTERRORISM COORDINATOR, in a program administered by our Bureau-Putnam Counties' Health Dept., funded by a grant from Homeland Security. In the wake of 9-11 and anthrax attacks, and under new threats of bird flu, assorted pandemics and the potential for bio-terrorism right here in river city, it's good to know that there's someone pre-planning a multi-agency coordinated emergency response. A bit of healthy paranoia may pay off in a big way... and though we hope no such event will test our ability to respond, it's good to know we will have a plan in place!
THANKS FOR THE INFORMATIVE PROGRAM, CHRISTINA!

T H I N K S P R I N G !

M I S C E L L A N Y

MEALS: President Matt investigated options here (at Putter's) offering us continuation of our current practice of ordering from the menu, or having a set meal with side-salad, drink, dessert and tip for $10. The Club voted to maintain the status quo, so we'll continue to order from the menu.

8th GRADE SPRINGFIELD TRIP: We voted last week to again donate $50 to the McNabb-Magnolia Jr. Women's Club!

PC HISTORICAL SOCIETY: We agreed by consensus to continue our $25 membership as a Club.

SIGN UP SHEETS: If you missed out, volunteer to help with the Bloodmobile and/or baking goodies for the AFTERGLOW!

50-50 RECENT WINNERS: Art Duffield, Tristen Fornes, Tim Muntz, Marty Yauch, Rick Serafini, Kaitlyn Brannon & Petronella Mitchell! NEW TICKETS ON SALE VERY SOON!

COMING SOON....
April 6: CLUB ASSEMBLY & Afterglow Planning

April 13: CHERI KLEIN hosts the Program!
APRIL 14: GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE !
April 20: CHRIS KUNKEL hosts Jeannie Mekley for a look at PC's new Ambulance Service
APRIL 21-22: DISTRICT CONFERENCE !
April 27: JANE LENKAITIS hosts the Program!
APRIL 29: AFTERGLOW CARNIVAL! Please remember to advise your Bull. Editor of your Program Plans, for inclusion in The Granstand!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

March 23, 2006

Welcome! PRESIDENT MATT is at the gavel, and CHRISTINA JUDD hosts tonight's Program, to be presented by LES GRANT! Les wears many hats in PC, among them being School Board Member, and recently picked up another for his hatrack, as our local link to HOMELAND SECURITY efforts and preparedness following 9-11. What's it mean to us? Les is here to tell us just that! WELCOME TO ROTARY, LES !

CELEBRATING AGRICULTURE

TWO GREAT PROGRAMS IN A ROW ! It all began two weeks ago, when BRAD ACUNCIUS hosted owner MARK MARQUIS and construction/operations manager LESTER SMITH of MARQUIS ENERGY, developers of the ethanol plant coming soon to Hennepin! Mark explained that the original plan has grown four-fold to now anticipate 200 million gallons annual production --that's 550,000 gallons per day! The operation will purchase 72 million bushels of corn annually (more than a quarter of corn grown area-wide!) producing fuel ethanol to be sold primarily for the auto fuel industry, leaving byproduct distillers grain to be sold for production of livestock feed. Mark and family have been in the ag business headquartered near Buda for 30 years. He selected Hennepin due to availability of land, river highway & rail and labor. THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, BRAD!

AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT SUCCESS

LARRY PRIEST chaired, and DARRELL ALLEMAN & BRAD ACUNCIUS hosted our AGRI-BUSINESS NITE Program last Thursday, continuing our celebration of National Agriculture Week, with guest speaker HAROLD STEELE, past president of the Illinois Farm Bureau, past chairman of the Farm Credit Administration (appointed by Pres. Bush), past chairman of the National Commission on Ag Finance (appointed by Pres. Reagan), recipient of the American Farm Bureau Federation's Distinguished Service Award, decorated WWII veteran � and a great speaker! We had a great turn-out, including excellent representation from our three area banks, Darryl Wragge and the FFA Board, Rotarians and Guests -- a job well done & well enjoyed by all!
THANK YOU, LARRY, DARRELL & BRAD!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY'S AGRI-BUSINESS NITE 20O6 !

March 16, 2006

Welcome to PUTTERS... and to GRANVILLE ROTARY!

VP LARRY PRIEST chairs tonight's meeting, and Rotarians DARRELL ALLEMAN & BRAD ACUNCIUS host our AGRI-BUSINESS NITE Program tonight, in celebration of National Agriculture Week! We give particular welcome to our three local Banks, and to FFA, for coming out in force for tonight's event !
Our very special guest and speaker is HAROLD STEELE, past president of the Illinois Farm Bureau, past chairman of the Farm Credit Administration (appointed by Pres Bush), past chairman of the National Commission on Ag Finance (appointed by Pres. Reagan), recipient of the American Farm Bureau Federation�s Distinguished Service Award! Harold has participated on many advisory committees and international trade missions. A war veteran, our guest had served in the US Army and received the Silver Star, Purple Heart and other decorations and achievements too numerous to mention!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

March 9, 2006

Welcome to PUTTERS..and to GRANVILLE ROTARY!
VP LARRY PRIEST chairs tonight's meeting, and BRAD ACUNCIUS hosts the Program for President Matt, with very special guest MARK MARQUIS! In addition to the Marquis family�s very successful grain and transport business, Mark is at the cutting (or burning) edge of ethanol fuel advancements with development of the Hennepin production plant now in progress! Early estimates predict that the plant will employ as many as 50 area residents, and could have production capacities of 100 million gallons of fuel grade ethanol and 320,000 tons of dried distillers grain per year, consuming as much as 36 million bushel of corn annually -- and using locally grown corn as a feedstock!
WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, MARK!

NEXT WEEK: AGRI-BUSINESS NITE !

INVITE FRIENDS, FARMERS, NON-FARMERS, NEIGHBORS OR PERFECT STRANGERS to next week's AGRI-BUSINESS NITE, featuring past Illinois Farm Bureau President HAROLD STEELE! Please let co-chairmen DARRELL ALLEMAN & BRAD ACUNCIUS know how many guests to expect --and if none, please host one or more of our FFA members who hope to attend !! Social 6pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, $12 each for family style pork chop dinner --PLEASE COME !!

LAST WEEK'S CLUB ASSEMBLY

President MATT HOSTETTER presided over last week�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with a number of SPRING PROJECTS and EVENTS discussed:
(1) Meeting format: on motion and near-unanimous vote, meeting format will continue traditions of song. pledge, prayer and 4-way test.
(2) AGRI-BUSINESS NITE PLANS for March 16--please host at least one guest OR an FFA student;
(3) FIFTY-FIFTY RAFFLE --Jane to print and prep for sale asap!
(4) GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE --Tom to confirm that plans are in place for April 14;
(5) DISTRICT CONFERENCE promotion for April 20-23; and
(6) AFTERGLOW April 29 -- We will send out fundraising letters and an early press release to gain interest. Danielle Stoddard to set up a committee meeting asap. (It will be March 19, 2 pm at Danielle�s home in Mark).
(7) Road Signs -- The Club has four "meeting place" roadsigns designating PUTTERS as our meeting place.
(8)Suggestion made but tabled, to replace the Clover Club designation on our two Rotary road signs.

IN THE NEAR FUTURE....

March 16: AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT !
March 23: CHRISTINA JUDD hosts the Program!
March 30: KIM KETTMAN hosts the Program!
April 6: CLUB ASSEMBLY & Afterglow Planning
April 13: CHERI KLEIN hosts the Program!
April 20: CHRIS KUNKEL hosts the Program!
April 27: JANE LENKAITIS hosts the Program!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

March 2, 2006

Welcome to PUTTERS... and to the Granville Rotary Club! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with a number of SPRING PROJECTS and EVENTS on the agenda�

AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT PLANS for March 16;
FIFTY-FIFTY RAFFLE prep for sale by April 1;
GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE planning for April 14;
DISTRICT CONFERENCE promotion for April 20-23;
and AFTERGLOW fundraising and advance planning for April 29!

LAST WEEK�S TIME TRAVELS

There�s an old saying... a person with a watch always knows what time it is, but a person with TWO watches is never really sure! Our program last week, hosted by BRUCE FILBRANDT, brought back our friend and guest, JIM WHITAKER, for a �show and tell� presentation on the history of clocks, the evolution of clockworks, and a bit of the history of the world�s largest clockmaker, WESTCLOX of Peru! Jim described the earliest clocks dating back to the pharaohs, to the development of pendulum-driven clocks in the 1600�s, mari-�time� chronometers of the 1700�s, mass production and marketing in the 1800�s, and industrialization bringing us the �Big Ben� alarm clock in 1908 -- and the dawn of a new era of good times and bad for time-tested manufacturers!
THANKS for the �timely� Program, BRUCE!

LIGHTING THE WAY

The Rotary Radiothon for LIGHTED WAY was held SUNDAY, FEB 26, reaching and surpassing LaSalle Rotary�s goal of $15,000 ! Our Club donated $100, and other members and friends donated to raise the our total to $390 !
OUR THANKS AGAIN, TO ALL WHO DONATED... and thank you again, CATHY � for making the PERSONAL delivery of our donations to the Stage 212 Ratiothon pledge center in LaSalle!

OF TRIVIA AND TRIBULATIONS

Our Club TRIVIA DREAM TEAM had a GREAT TIME but didn�t fare quite as well, in last Saturday�s PCEF BILL KLEIN MEMORIAL TRIVIA NIGHT � Our team comprised of Scott and Daniel Shore, Tom Simmons, and Darrell and Jeanne Alleman knew a LOT of stuff, but not enough to hold onto the 1st PLACE distinction we held two years ago----------WE�LL BE BACK!!!!!

HOUSE OF DUES

Our Club had due-tifully paid your dues to Rotary International and Rotary District 6420.... so if you haven�t paid YOUR dues to the CLUB yet, PLEASE DO SO ASAP!

COMING SOON...

March 9: Mark Marquis will be here to talk ETHANOL!
March 16: AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT !
March 23: CHRISTINA JUDD hosts the Program!
March 30: KIM KETTMAN hosts the Program!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

February 23, 2006

HAPPY 101ST BIRTHDAY, ROTARY INTERNATIONAL!

Welcome to the Granville Rotary Club! President MATT HOSTETTER presides, and BRUCE FILBRANDT hosts tonight�s Program, welcoming back JIM WHITAKER to tell us about things that go TICK in the night... and some timeless treasures, new and old !
WELCOME BACK TO ROTARY, JIM!

ROTARY CENTENNIAL..... AND ONE !

And speaking of �TIMELY� Programs, DARRELL and JEANNE ALLEMAN treated us to a picture-perfect review of the Rotary International Centennial Celebration, which they attended last June in Rotary�s birthplace, Chicago! Their experiences and photos all attest to the literally global immensity of the event --- and the bond they felt while sharing the experience with over 45,000 Rotarians from around the world! The Allemans recall being in Chicago for Rotary�s 75th, too, but won�t wait for our 125th to attend again.... they�re ready to experience the 2006 RI Convention, �Bridging the World,� in the neighboring cities of Malm�, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark this June!!

IT�S A FACT....

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL was founded on February 23, 1905 in Chicago, �rotating� meeting places among its original four members representing diverse occupations, dedicated to service and fellowship�then and now!

HAPPY 101st, ROTARY !

LIGHTING THE WAY....

The Rotary Radiothon for LIGHTED WAY will air 1-3pm on WLPO 1220AM THIS SUNDAY, FEB 26 ! Our Club will donate $100, to be delivered by CATHY OLIVERI ! Please help with your donation (or pledge) tonight, or call in a pledge duri9ng the event � 815-481-0276, and mention Granville Rotary! LaSalle Rotary�s goal is $15,000 or BUST !

PCEF TRIVIA WARM-UP

Our Club is looking for YOU to serve on our 3rd Annual TRIVIA TEAM ! All fun, all evening --- Saturay 7pm at PCHS � not serving? Come and cheer us on! Here are some warm-up questions to chew on (if you get 3 wright, YOU are OUR HERO!

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get catgut?
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?
7) What was King George VI's first name?
8) What color is a purple finch?
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial airplane?

COMING SOON...

MARCH 2: CLUB ASSEMBLY
MARCH 9: Mr. Marquis will be here to talk ETHANOL!
March 16: AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

February 16, 2006

R.I. WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH !

Welcome to the Granville Rotary Club! President MATT HOSTETTER presides, and DARRELL ALLEMAN will present tonight�s Program, with Darrell�s very own �photo history� of ROTARY�S CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, held in Chicago last June. Darrell and Jeanne were there to witness � and photograph -- the event.

Granville Rotary was well represented in Chicago that weekend, by the Allemans and also Cheri and Kim Cutright, who marched in the Centennial Parade, and your Bull. Editor, who helped host an excursion to Starved Rock and LaSalle.

All who attended would agree that there is nothing to match the experience of sharing Rotary with more than 40,000 Rotarians from every part of the globe!

Happy 100th, Rotary!!!

LIGHTING THE WAY....

The Rotary Radiothon for LIGHTED WAY will air 1-3pm on WLPO 1220AM on SUNDAY, FEB 26: The current Board met last week and approved a Club donation of $100, to be delivered by CATHY OLIVERI with our individual donations as well. LaSalle Rotary hopes with our help and others� to raise over $15,000 between now and February 26.

Please provide donations or pledges to Treasurer Cathy Oliveri !
THANKS!

FROM GRANVILLE TO.............GRANVILLE !

Our Program last week, presented by TOM SIMMONS, took us for a ride in the �way-back machine� to his own hometown of Granby, Connecticut, and nearby Granville and Conway Massachusetts, from whence came Thomas and Ralph Ware in the early 1800s. The Wares migrated west to find their fortune, passing up Chicago as it appeared to be sparsely populated with too many retailers for the market. On their way toward St. Louis, they encountered travelers headed in the opposite direction, who warned of quarantine in St. Louis, and the two Ware families opted to settle here instead, in late 1833. Granville Mass., established in 1754, was named after the Earl of Granville, an English nobleman noted for his progressive deeds. The Ware�s original hometown of Conway has a population of 1,600, very similar to Granville�s current size.

For our presenter, the �look back� had even more meaning, as he recently traveled �home� for a high school reunion and spent time while there, researching the town of Granville and the genealogy and history of the Wares� family migration westward. THANK YOU, TOM � for the Program and all the historic research that went into the presentation!

COMING UP...
FEB. 23: BRUCE FILBRANDT will host Clock enthusiast JIM WHITAKER ----bring guests!!!
MARCH 2: CLUB ASSEMBLY
MARCH 9: PRESIDENT MATT has the program!
MARCH 16: ANNUAL AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT !
MARCH 23: CHRISTINA JUDD hosts; and...
MARCH 30: Kim Kettman will host!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

February 9, 2006

R.I. WORLD UNDERSTANDING MONTH !

Welcome to the Granville Rotary Club! Pres. MATT HOSTETTER presides, and Program Host TOM SIMMONS says he�s presenting his OWN program ..... a sight-seeing excursion through the land of ...... GRANVILLE!?
LEAD THE WAY, TOM !

PROGRAM: A RIDE INTO THE PAST

Our Program two weeks ago, presented by BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, offered a fascinating look into the history of rail service! The video presentation celebrated train travel�s 150th birthday (plus 5, now), tracing the industry from its very inventive beginnings, through the steam power era, the industrial revolution and more contemporary �need for speed� innovations. We STILL can�t say we�ve seen it all, because we haven�t � neither the tape nor the railroad�s proud history have yet come to an end !
THANK YOU, BRUNO � for the enjoyable program � and THANK YOU, LORRAINE � for offering a quick solution to the evening�s techno-malfunction!

NEXT UP...

DARRELL ALLEMAN will present next week�s Program, featuring his own photographic memories of Rotary International�s Centennial Conference held in Chicago last June!
BRUCE FILBRANDT will follow on February 23, hosting clock enthusiast JIM WHITAKER!

Club Condolences

We are saddened to learn of the passing away of Sharon Acuncius� mother this past week. Our condolences to Sharon, Brad, and family.

DOWN THE ROAD APIECE...

SUNDAY, FEB 26: Rotary Radiothon for LIGHTED WAY! MARCH 2: Club Assembly!
MARCH 9: Matt Hostetter hosts!
MARCH 16: ANNUAL AGRI-BUSINESS NIGHT!
MARCH 23: Christina Judd hosts!
MARCH 30: Kim Kettman hosts!

DUES REMINDER: PLEASE PAY ASAP -- $45 plus fines � if not sure of the amount you owe, see Treas. Cathy or Sec�y Scott!

LIGHTED WAY ROTARY RADIOTHON

The Lighted Way Rotary Radiothon hopes for the help of all area Rotarians on Sunday, Feb. 26, 1-3 pm on WLPO 1220 AM, broadcasting live from Stage 212 in downtown LaSalle! Over $3,400 has already been received, toward a project goal of $15,000 !

Lighted Way is an area-wide special day school for multiply-disabled students, providing basic educational programs, a multitude of specialized therapies, living skills and vocational training. It is funded by tuition, United Way, and our donations.

CATHY OLIVERI chairs our end of the event, and is seeking our pledges and/or donations in advance, to present our contributions together during the event.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

January 26, 2006

WELCOME! President MATT presides, and BRUNO BUCHHOLZ continues last week�s transportation theme with a special program on TRAINS!
Welcome, to GRANVILLE ROTARY!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

JENO BONUCCHI hosted last week�s program, featuring local author, historian and teacher, RON BLUEMER ! Ron told us about his latest publication, HERE COMES THE BOAT! The book traces the development of the I & M canal, and the importance of canal and river traffic to trade, passenger transport, and even entertainment. The title reflects the excitement of citizens as a boat would approach, carrying merchandise for retail sale. As mule teams were replaced by steam engines, rail service attracted passenger travel, mercantile boats became larger, and the canals became silted in, the canal�s importance was relegated to the history books. A local effort is now seeking to bring back the history and experience of canal travel.
THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, JENO!

ROTARY BRIEFS

>>LAST WEEK�S 50-50 WINNER: KIM KETTMAN !
>>PROGRAMS: Next Week -- 2/2 is our Club Assembly�
2/9--TOM SIMMONS hosts (having switched with CK);
2/16-- Darrell will share picture-perfect memories of Rotary�s Centennial Celebration; and on 2/23 Bruce Filbrandt will host!

ROTARY IN ACTION !

(1) ROTARY / LIGHTED WAY RADIOTHON Feb. 26 -- Cathy Oliveri will chair our Club�s participation, hoping for individual donations and / or pledges, which she�ll present on our Club�s behalf during the Radiothon! Pledge Form is included below�.
(2) GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE April 14 -- Tom Simmons will chair, coordinating set-up, food service & volunteers !
(3) DUES will be $45 (plus $2 for meetings missed and not made up) --bills will be out VERY soon!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PLEDGE FORM FOR ROTARY / LIGHTED WAY RADIOTHON Name: ______________________ Amount of Pledge: $________ Pay when convenient -- to Rotary Lighted Way Radiothon -- give to Cathy Oliveri or mail to Radiothon, P.O. Box 251 LaSalle, IL 61301
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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

January 19, 2006

WELCOME! President MATT presides, and JENO BONUCCHI hosts tonight�s program, featuring encore guest, RON BLUEMER ! Ron will tell us about his latest research and writings, including HERE COME THE BOATS!
Welcome back to Granville Rotary, Ron !!!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

SEAN BRANNON hosted last week�s Program, featuring STATE TROOPER TONY BRUCKER and his canine partner, MAIK, a 9� year-old Belgian Malanois, trained in drug interdiction, person-searches and tracking! Trooper Brucker explained the use and effectiveness of �drug dogs,� with an after-dinner demonstration of MAIK�s drug-finding talents! Maik handles up to five missions a day, often including vehicle and truck �sniffs� during routine traffic stops, and routine school searches. Among Maik�s accomplishments, he once picked up the scent of 247 lbs of marijuana in the wall of a camper!
Thanks for hosting the Program, Sean !!!

ROTARY BRIEFS

>>LAST WEEK�S 50-50 WINNER: TOM SIMMONS !

>>MEETING PLACE: Thank you, Putters -- for the added partition wall and �horseshoe� table lay-out !

>>PROGRAMS:
Next Week -- 1/26 -- All Aboard, for Bruno Buchholz�s presentation of a reportedly GREAT train video!
2/2 is our Club Assembly�
2/9--C.K. hosts (if available);
2/16-- Darrell will share picture-perfect memories of Rotary�s Centennial Celebration;
and on 2/23 Bruce Filbrandt will host!

BOARD ACTION LAST WEEK

(1) ROTARY / LIGHTED WAY RADIOTHON Feb. 26 -- Club will encourage individual donations and / or pledges, which we will phone in to the Radiothon to show Granville Rotary�s support. We will also encourage others to donate and will promote the event in the PC Record. Pledge forms will be made available to members to donate or pledge.

(2) CENTENNIAL CONVENTION REBATE of $648 will revert to our Treasury for general use.

(3) DUES will be $45 (plus $2 for meetings missed and not made up) covering District Dues of $13.50, RI Dues of $21.50, and subscription cost of $6 for the Rotarian Magazine -- What a deal!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

January 12, 2006

WELCOME! President MATT presides, and SEAN BRANNON hosts the Program, featuring two more of District 17�s finest �STATE TROOPER TONY BRUCKER and his canine partner, MAIK! Trooper Brucker will explain the use and effectiveness of �drug dogs,� while MAIK, a Belgian Malanois, plans to demonstrate dog�s superiority to humans -- at least in THIS line of work!
Welcome, all, to Granville Rotary!!

ROTARY BRIEFS

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS: Cheryl Mennie, Dr. John Ehrhardt, Debbie Melitello, and �yes�. el presidente, MATT HOSTETTER!

MEETING PLACE: Putters still to host, Matt to confirm our exclusivity on the back quarters, other options discussed.

PROGRAMS: 1/19 -- Jeno to host historian RON BLUEMER;
1/26 -- Bruno to present a video --ALL ABOARD;
2/2 is our Club Assembly�
2/9--C.K. hosts;
2/16-- Darrell will share his �views� of Rotary�s Centennial Celebration; and
2/23 Bruce Filbrandt hosts!

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

Last week�s CLUB ASSEMBLY included discussion of:
(1) Highlights from the District MID-YEAR (regional) MEETING, attended by Matt, Larry and Scott;
(2) Congrats to the new Board: Larry, Matt, Brad, Darrell, Jeno, Bruce, Rick, Lorraine!
(3) Poinsettia Distribution Recap (please return delivery lists with your re-routing suggestions),
(4) Ag Nite -- tentatively March 16, Darrell & Brad in command;
(5) BLOODMOBILE -- April 14... Chris Kunkel to confirm with PCHS, Jane Lenkaitis to recruit student help. Chairperson needed.
(6) AFTERGLOW --April 29... Jane, Scott & Christina to Co-Chair, hopefully with �outside� help too. Brad to check on McNabb Fire Station�s availability, Bruce to look around for a new roulette wheel!
(7) Election of a VP Referred to the New Board (and the New Board has met!-- electing DARRELL ALLEMAN as Pres-Elect Larry�s VP effective July 1! Treas. Cathy & Sec�y Scott will hold onto their positions, and Rick will be offered the Chair of �Special Projects!�)
(8) Current Board to meet tonight to discuss participation in the Rotary Lighted Way Radiothon Feb. 26, and what to do with Rotary International�s Centennial Convention rebate of $648.
(9) MEMBERS NEEDED! Please invite guests to join us!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

January 5, 2006

WELCOME! AND WELCOME BACK TO PUTTERS! President MATT presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY! Included on tonight�s agenda:
(1) Highlights from last night�s MID-YEAR (regional) MEETING,
(2) Congrats to the new Board: Larry, Matt, Brad, Darrell, Jeno, Bruce, Rick, Lorraine!
(3) Poinsettia Distribution Recap (& re-routing suggestions etc.),
(4) possible continuation of our Elementary Grades Literacy Project,
(5) further discussion of meeting place opportunities,
(6) pre-planning for Spring - including Lighted Way Rotary Radiothon (Feb. 26), Ag-Night (March ?), Bloodmobile (Apr. 14), Afterglow (Apr 29)!

ROTARY BRIEFS

Chris Slingsby�s resignation received with regret -- and understanding! We share Chris�s hope of her eventual return!!

THANK YOU received from the Village of Granville for our sponsorship of Santa�s balloonist at �Breakfast with Santa� and many Thank you cards shared from poinsettia deliverees!

VIP OF THE V. I. P. PROGRAM

JANICE BRANNON hosted the return of LYNN SMITH, a PCJH teacher, as our Program Speaker last Thursday, telling us about the school�s VIP (Very Important Puma) program which she helped create, offering students a personal advisor-mentor, as part of a �full service� educational approach. We even got to try out a little introspection of our own, examining our New Years� Resolutions!
Thanks for hosting, Janice!

PROGRAMS� GET YOUR PROGRAMS HERE �

1/12 Sean Brannon will host the program next week;
1/19 Jeno Bonucchi to host RON BLUEMER for his latest �book review.
1/26 �Bruno Buchholz will bring us a video he gives two thumbs up, called �ALL ABOARD!�--bring the popcorn!! And�
2/2 Ground Hog and CLUB ASSEMBLY Day!!
2/9 �C.K.� hosts our Progran on 2/9.��and���
2/16 Darrell Alleman will share some never-before-seen (by us) slides of the Rotary Centennial Celebration Convention in Chicago!
2/23 Bruce Filbrandt gets to host the show!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

December 29, 2005

WELCOME! AND WELCOME BACK TO PUTTERS! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight�s meeting, the last of this Centennial Year, and JANICE BRANNON has the pleasure of hosting the return of LYNN SMITH, a teacher at Putnam County Junior High. Lynn will fill us in on yet another of her pet projects, known as VIP - Very Important Pumas !
WELCOME BACK TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, LYNN !

A WINTER WONDERLAND �OF SERVICE !!!

The snow has settled on yet another year of Rotary SERVICE ABOVE SELF ! The TOYS IN THE PANTRY project found us scrambling for toys, getting all wrapped up in wrapping, and distribution of GREAT gifts to MANY family clients of the PC Food Pantry. And with the POINSETTIA DISTRIBUTION PROJECT we again delivered nearly 600 beautiful poinsettias to seniors over 65, with thanks to all Rotarians who drive, Slick & PCHS�s Varsity Basketball team, and consummate volunteer, MATT POWERS !!

ELECTIONS !

ELECTIONS are to be held TONIGHT to determine who will serve on the NEXT Board starting next July 1. Matt & Larry -- who are on automatically -- and the 6 we elect, will meet to select the next VP !

NOMINATIONS REMAIN OPEN ! Those nominated 11/17 were: Brad, Darrell, Jeno, Bruce, Christina, Ron, Rick, and Lorraine.

ROTARY NEWS BRIEFS

BEST WISHES to BRAD ACUNCIUS for a speedy knee recovery after a failed attempt at ice skating last Thursday!

MANY THANKS to CATHY OLIVERI for Service Above Self in the Toys and Poinsettias Projects, and to all who helped !!

A BIG THANK YOU also, to SHARON ACUNCIUS for setting up and hosting our ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY and entertainer Rick Soens on 12/15 at SAMMS, enjoyed by all who attended!

RECENT GIFTS: We voted on 12/1 to donate $125 for a �balloon man� at Santa�s Breakfast in Granville, and to donate up to $100 for ten Girl Scout �Daisy� activity books!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

December 1, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight�s BRIEF Club Assembly, and KRISTA STOKKE invites us all to share �THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS� at tonight�s PCEF performance!

THAT�S OUR STORY� And We�re Sticking To It !

The story of Curious George, that is�. And topping off our week of reading Curious George stories to PCES kindergarteners and first graders two weeks ago, CATHY OLIVERI hosted Curious George�s second-best friend, ADRIANE SHORE as our Program Guest on Nov. 17! Adriane displayed some of her Curious George collectibles, and some background info on George�s creators, Margaret and H.A. Rey. The two had fled Paris on bicycles during WW II, with little more than their backpacks -- in which the original Curious George manuscripts were packed. Our thanks to Adriane for her �advance work� for our Rotary Readers project at PCES�. and for bringing an old friend back into our lives!

TONIGHT�S BRIEF AGENDA

HALE TO THE NEXT CHIEF -- The current Board made it official Nov. 17, voting LARRY PRIEST as current Board Member, VP and Pres-Elect! Congratulations (and thank you) LARRY!

ELECTIONS will be held Dec. 29 to determine who will serve on the Board starting next July 1. Matt & Larry who are on automatically, and the 6 we elect, will meet to select the next VP !

NOMINATIONS REMAIN OPEN ! Those nominated 11/17 were: Brad, Darrell, Jeno, Bruce, Christina, Ron, Rick, and Lorraine.

TOYS IN THE PANTRY -- Shoppers on your marks -- December 5 is shopping day, and then comes wrapping!

CHRISTMAS PARTY -- next week! Sharon and Brad Acuncius host, at SAMMS in Hennepin! $18 includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, entertainment and holiday fun for all !

POINSETTIA DELIVERIES -- SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 -- meet at Mid-American Growers at 9am, ready to roll with �HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM GRANVILLE ROTARY & MID-AMERICAN GROWERS!� We�ll need everyone�s help on this one!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

November 17, 2005

ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight�s meeting, and CATHY OLIVERI hosts our Program Guest, Rotary-Spouse -- Elementary Special Ed Teacher -- and CURIOUS GEORGE �enthusiast� -- ADRIANE SHORE ! Finishing off our week-long Literacy Project which has featured the mischievous little monkey and his friend in the yellow hat, Adriane will share with us some of her Curious George collectibles and a fact or two about George�s creators, Margaret and H.A. Rey. Adriane has been our �opening act� with each kindergarten and first grade class this week, peaking their curiosity about Curious George in advance of our story-reading.
WELCOME, ADRIANE !

ROTARY READS

OUR THANKS TO ALL �ROTARY READERS!� -- CATHY, RICK, CHRISTINA, SHARON, LARRY, LORRAINE, JEANNE & DARRELL, AND RON! Together we have helped spark the interest and life-lasting curiosity of many new readers!!

LAST WEEK �.IS HISTORY NOW!

MARTY YAUCH hosted last week�s Program Guest, SUSAN KRAUSE, OF THE LINCOLN PAPERS PROJECT. Susan told us about several local finds, including evidence of a dozen or so visits to Putnam County, mostly political. Scott Shore related Walter Durley Boyle�s account of an 1845 encounter with Williamson and Madison Durley, to whom he later wrote a several-page letter regarding -- and now marking for historians -- his then-cautious views on abolition. In another visit Susan related, Lincoln and Lovejoy spoke for abolition in Lacon, in 1856. We also learned about Lincoln�s career as a circuit-riding lawyer, and Cathy Oliveri filled us in on some Lincoln documents retrieved by her own office, including documents regarding a case of Lincoln�s, transferred from Bureau to Putnam County, and a memorial written the day after Lincoln�s assassination by the then-presiding judge--all fascinating!

CALENDAR-IZERS

Next Week -- no meeting�.. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Dec. 1 -- Dinner 6:30, then off to see PCEF�s Christmas Program!
Dec. 8 -- Christmas Party at SAMMS, 6pm social, 7pm appetizers, dinner, dessert & Entertainment --all for (just) $20 each!
Dec. 10 (Saturday)--POINSETTIA DELIVERIES -- Meet at 9AM!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

November 10, 2005

ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight�s meeting, and MARTY YAUCH hosts our Program Guest, SUSAN KRAUSE, OF THE LINCOLN PAPERS PROJECT. Our guest is a native of Georgia, raised in west Texas, educated in Illinois, with a BA in Anthropology from the U of I - Champaign and an MA in Public History from the U of I - Springfield. The Project has collected cases and writings of Abe from his days in the law business, including documents found in Marshall and Putnam Counties -- our topic tonight!! What�s next?? The Project is now focusing on documents and correspondence chronicling Abe�s private and political life in later years.
WELCOME, SUSAN!

DONATIONS PUT MORE�TOYS IN THE PANTRY�

CATHY O. reported last week that the Bernardoni�s raised $471.76 in gross �pasta fritta� profits, and DON FIEDLER personally donated $500, all for our TOYS IN THE PANTRY project!! WOW!

Our condolences to Bruno & Ernie Buchholz upon the passing away of his sister, in Germany this past week. Our thoughts are with you.

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED�.

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY last week included the following:
(1) KRISTA STOKKE (star of pulpit and stage) invites us to come to PCEF�s winter production on December 1, 7:30 pm, after dinner. The Club agreed and we are to report how many tickets we need.
(2) Our Club LITERACY PROJECT plans are a �go,� to read CURIOUS GEORGE stories to the Kindergarten and First Grade classes at Hennepin, 9:15 am November 14-18 ...National Reading Week! (Cathy on Monday; Rick, Christina & Sharon on Tuesday; Larry & Lorraine on Weds; Darrell or Jeanne on Thursday; Ron on Friday! Book to read & info will be waiting at the door!
(3) Sharon Acuncius will dedicate her program night on Dec. 8 to our CHRISTMAS PARTY, and the Club voted to hire the comedy quartet that entertained us last Christmas! 6 social, 7 dinner at SAMMS in Hennepin, stuffed pork chop & lots of extras, $20 each!
(4) POINSETTIA DISTRIBUTION is set for Saturday, Dec. 10-- meet at VanWingerdens at 9am !
(5)�. And ART DUFFIELD of McNabb won $50 last week!

CHECK IT OUT�. New welcome signs are posted on 71 & on 26!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

November 3, 2005

ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY with an agenda that includes MEMBERSHIP FOLLOWUP, CURIOUS GEORGE LITERACY PROJECT plans, and some pre-Christmas project planning for TOYS IN THE PANTRY, POINSETTIA DELIVERIES, and our own GRANVILLE ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY!
Welcome to Granville Rotary!

�ROTARY READS� -- K-1 LITERACY PROJECT

OUR LITERACY PROJECT plans have taken shape, with our ROTARY READERS being sent back to elementary school -- to read CURIOUS GEORGE stories to the Kindergarten and First Grade classes at Hennepin, 9:15 am through the week of November 14...National Reading Week! Those scheduled include Cathy on Monday, Rick, Christina and Sharon on Tuesday, Larry and Lorraine on Weds, Darrell or Jeanne on Thursday, Ron on Friday!

LAST WEEK�S �REED REPORT�

REED WILSON took on his own Program last week, updating us on some of the projects he and the office of US Congressman Jerry Weller have in the works�. including conversion of the WWII era Joliet arsenal to environmental uses, economic development, and establishment of the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery�. And Utica�s post-tornado recovery (in Congressman Weller�s 11th Congressional District), development of the IM Canal Heritage Corridor and Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway Project�. � support of Freedom House, funding computers for client education and GED programs and federal grant support� and enticement of new Ethanol Production in the Illinois Valley! Now we know how Reed manages to stay busy!

NEXT WEEK�.

MARTY YAUCH will host SUSAN KRAUSER, lined up by CATHY OLIVERI to tell us about the papers of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, including some local finds! This will be a GREAT PROGRAM for guests to attend!

JEANNE ALLEMAN won again(!) in last week�s 50-50 $50 drawing!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

October 27, 2005

VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides and REED WILSON will be on hand for presentation of his own program, updating us on the works and wonders of the US Legislature, and current projects of his office and Congressman JERRY WELLER!

LAST WEEK�.

LORRAINE TERANDO gave us an envelope�s view of the post office last week, explaining the process of sorting and delivering the mail, tips for safe and efficient mailing, and the story of how she changed vocations to finally arrive in McNabb as Postmaster! As for the 37 cent price tag on most mail� turns out we�re about the cheapest deal on the planet, with New Zealand the only close competitor!
Thank you, Lorraine� What a great program !!

PAULA GIBSON won last week�s 50-50 $50 drawing! Congrats, Paula!

LITERACY PROJECT: ROTARY READS !

Following up on the idea presented two weeks ago, Scott Shore met with Elementary Principal Mike McCann to set up a one-week Curious George reading blitz and the possibility of reinstating our monthly reader program in the grade school. We�ve set the dates for the week of November 14, coinciding with the school book fair and national Family Reading Night that week. There are 7 Kindergarten and 1st Grade classrooms, and our Rotary Readers will be scheduled for 9:15 to 9:30 (or til 9:45 if doing two classrooms.) If it goes well, we can send three Rotarians in on the same 9:15-9:30 schedule on the first Tuesday of each month from December through May.
VOLUNTEERS???

BACK IN THE YOUTH EXCHANGE SADDLE ?

We received an inquiry this week from a student desiring to spend a year abroad� And the family is willing to host an inbound in exchange. We have contacted the District for the selection process and time schedule. Meanwhile, we would need to determine budget needs and appoint a Youth Service Officer, if we choose to pursue it.

NEXT WEEK -- November 3 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

October 20, 2005

VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides and LORRAINE TERANDO takes the spotlight to tell us what we get for 37 cents, and to trace the route of her own professional career with the United States Post Office -- from 1989 to present, and from Princeton to LaSalle, Dalzell to Van Orin, and Buda to McNabb !!!

AN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR�.

OUR "INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL" last week offered the true �flavor� of Rotary� complete with worldly appetizers, a great meal, our display of Rotary banners from around the globe, and KRISTA STOKKE's Program sharing her recent experiences in HONG KONG ! Her adventures notably included a look at urban life, sharing space with 6.8 million people! Krista�s anecdotes & pictures all attest to a great trip!
Thank you, Pastor Krista!!!

THOM DAY won last week's 50-50 $50 drawing!
Congrats, THOM!

GUEST LIST

GUESTS at last week�s meeting included ERNIE BUCHHOLZ, KAREN KARCZESKI, YVONNE �TOOTIE� MERCER, GAIL MARGRAFF, MATT LUNGER, & BOB PETERSON --- with several other invitees missing out, but hoping to come to a future meeting!
Welcome to Rotary, ALL -- We hope you return soon!

WHAT'S COMING?

October 27 - REED WILSON hosts the month�s last Program.
November 3 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY
November 10 -- MARTY YAUCH will have the floor
November 17 -- BRAD ACUNCIUS begins the new rotation
November 24 -- NO MEETING --- THANKSGIVING
December 1 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY
December 8 -- SHARON ACUNCIUS hosts the Program
December 15 -- DARRELL ALLEMAN is in the spotlight
December 22 -- JENO BONUCCHI has the honors
December 29 -- JANICE BRANNON closes out the year!
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CELEBRATE VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH�.Awakening to the value of all occupations, the benefits derived from highest ethical standards, and the opportunities offered by and through our respective vocations and avocations, to serve others !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NITE 2005!

OCTOBER 13, 2005

�AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President MATT HOSTETTER presiding, SCOTT SHORE & BRAD ACUNCIUS welcoming our special guests, & KRISTA STOKKE on deck to present tonight�s tale of international intrigue -- sharing her recent adventures in Hong Kong! �...International appetizers, a sampling of banners from Clubs in contact with us from around the world, and a taste of a Rotary International right here in downtown Mark!

WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

FREE TRIP? ROTARY GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE

We�re seeking up to four non-Rotarian young ag or business professionals (under age 40) to participate in a 4-week expense-paid Rotary exchange program with a Rotary District in Germany next June (May 29-June 27). Interviews to be held Nov. 5. See Scott for more info!

CONGRATS, CHRIS & SLICK SLINGSBY --

�Slick Jr.� (Ryan John) weighed in on Oct. 8 at 8lbs, 3 oz, headed home on Oct. 10, and all three are well !

WHAT�S ROTARY ?


It�s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....celebrating 100 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? ( ...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties, and no financial commitments beyond dues ($50) and meal costs.
...Membership is by recommendation of any present member.
�It�s the privilege of participation with 1,224,297 fellow Rotarians in any of Rotary�s 32,507 Clubs in 168 countries, world-wide!
...Attendance is a goal, a benefit, not a requirement. We need YOU!
THURSDAYS -- 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM -- CLOVER CLUB IN MARK WHETHER FOR A MEETING OR AS A NEW MEMBER, YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT GRANVILLE ROTARY! For more info.........call 339-2398 or visit www.rotary6420.org/granville JOIN US IN CELEBRATION OF ROTARY�S CENTENNIAL YEAR!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

October 6, 2005

VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight's CLUB ASSEMBLY ! On the agenda: VOCATIONAL SERVICE, AFTER-SCHOOL PROJECT DONATION, LITERACY, ROTARY FOUNDATION, and MEMBERSHIP !

Welcome to the Granville Rotary Club!

STAYING AFTER SCHOOL ??

CHRIS SLINGSBY hosted special guests CONNIE HARTMAN & TRISH BOTH for last week's program on the new AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM. The Project, sponsored by the PC Schools' Wellness Committee, and supported by community donations, will provide sports, games, activities and homework help at the High School and Junior High School.
Thanks for hosting, Chris !

ANOTHER HAPPY $50 WINNER

DEB MILITELLO won last week's 50-50 drawing on a ticket sold by REED WILSON -- hold those tickets for tonight's drawing!

THE BUSINESS OF SERVICE....

Business has been good lately, with the report that Cow Pie Bingo netted $1567.00 and our Bingo game at Mark netted $235.75!
Thanks again to all whose work made both events successful!

NEXT WEEK -- INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Bring Guests ---And ethnic appetizers --- And an appetite for FUN! Also... follow up with those who received invitation letters.

WHAT'S COMING?

October 13 -- INTERNATIONAL NIGHT: Bring an international appetizer to pass --Program by KRISTA STOKKE;
October 20 -- LORRAINE TERANDO’s first Program!
October 27 - REED WILSON hosts the month's last Program.
November 3 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY
November 10 -- MARTY YAUCH will have the floor
November 17 -- BRAD ACUNCIUS begins the new rotation
November 24 -- NO MEETING --- THANKSGIVING

NEXT UP: INTERNATIONAL & GUEST NIGHT ! BRING FOOD -- BRING GUESTS -- BRING MORE FOOD -- BRING MORE GUESTS !!

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WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides and CHRIS SLINGSBY hosts special guests CONNIE HARTMAN $ TRISH BOTH for tonight's program on the new AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM, and supported by community donations, will provide sports, games, activities and homework help at the High School and Junior High School.

LAST WEEK -- A COMPELLING PROGRAM!

CK CUTRIGHT'S presentation of "The Los Altos Story" and the Rotary AIDS Project provided us with the same wake-up call that shocked the Los Altos Rotary Club, realizing that AIDS is just outside our door and affects us all. THANK YOU, CK!

OCTOBER 13 -- INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Bring Guests.. And ethnic appetizers ... and an appetite for FUN! Also.... Followup with those who received invitations letters.

MARK'S 100TH ... AND BINGO !

Our (real) BINGO GAME at Mark's 100th birthday bash offered a lot of fun, and even a little profit! We reportedly took in $165 Saturday and about $125 during the un-scheduled encoure on Sunday!! BIG thanks to RICK SERAFINI, JENO BONNUCI and all who volunteered for the event!

RECENT 50-50 $50 RAFFLE WINNERS....

CONGRATULATIONS to these lucky 50-50 ticketholders: Lorraine Terando, Jeanette Forcash Mhitener, Jeanne Alleman (TWICE!), Mary Shore, Jacob Mauer, Mary Ann Redshaw, Krista Stokke, Ellie Lenkaitis & Cheryl Mennie! To all others: TONIGHT may be the NIGHT!

SEEING INTO THE FUTURE

October 13 -- INTERNATIONAL NIGHT: Bring an international appetizer to Pass -- Program by Krista Stokke!
OCtober 20 -- LORRAINE TERANDO has her first Program!

October 27 -- REED WILSON hosts the month's last Program

NEXT UP: CLUB ASSEMBLY -- AND CHICKEN NIGHT!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

September 22, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides and CK CUTRIGHT will present tonight?s program, focusing our attention on ?The Los Altos Story? and the Rotary AIDS Project. The story, such as it is, starts with the Los Altos Rotary Club, and the realization that AIDS isn?t just ?there? or ?them? ? it?s ?here? and it?s ? all of us!?
WELCOME TO ROTARY!

OCTOBER 13 -- INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Yours Truly presented last week?s Program with a mixture of Rotary trivia and some pre-planning for our GUEST NIGHT -- October 13! Our plan is to bring appetizers with an?international flavor,? in anticipation of Krista Stokke?s program on her recent globe-trotting travels to Hong Kong!
Reviewing recent PC Record editions and local phone listings, we amassed about 125 prospective members to be invited. Letters have been mailed requesting rsvp?s to Scott, Brad, Matt or any Rotarian. Please check over the list of invitees, follow up by personal contacts, and invite others NOT yet on the list!!
It?s vital to our Club that we open our doors to others in the community who might be interested in joining our great Club!

ALICE LANDS $1,000 PIE

? And in record time! Just about 10 minutes into her ?grid walk,? ALICE THE COW found her mark with a small but effective winning drop this past Sunday, netting VALERIE HROVAT the GRANVILLE ROTARY COW PIE BINGO GRAND PRIZE of $1,000 !
Congrats also to winners of the ten $100 drawings including TOM SIMMONS, BRAD ACUNCIUS, JEANNE ALLEMAN, BEVERLY BOERS, JODI SLINGSBY, CHRIS GEORGE, MARIE MACK, BILL ELLENA, MATTHEW GIMBAL, and CONNER, MIKE AND ALEXA KETTMAN!
Our Club?s special thanks go out to the committee, the grid-line art guild, all who sole tickets?. and to KEVIN KUNKEL for the use of Alice, GENE KUNKEL for delivering her to the event, and TIM SHEVOKAS for walking Alice during the event !

THIS WEEKEND - MARK?S 100TH ? AND BINGO!

THIS TIME IT?S THE REAL THING! Our Rotary Club will host the BINGO TENT (or shelter) THIS SATURDAY, immediately following the memorial dedication at 2pm.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with cards, cash, and winnings--See you there!

NEXT UP: CHRIS SLINGSBY will have a great program next week on PC?s new After-School programs!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

September 15, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides and SCOTT SHORE has the Program for tonight?s meeting, with a mixture of Rotary news & trivia, and little pre-planning for next month?s GUEST NIGHT!
WELCOME TO ROTARY, ALL!

LAST WEEK?S PROGRAM?

MARY ANN REDSHAW presided and RICK SERAFINI presented, offering a GREAT (first) program on his ?vocations and avocations,? including ham radios and model-building! Meanwhile, he?s found time to raise a family and to finish out a 23-year career in industry and to start another as a CPA and part-time instructor at IVCC !
What?s next? Rick?s chairing the Rotary Bingo Game at Mark?s 100th Birthday Celebration next week!

COMING SOON:
9/18 COW PIE BINGO on McCoy St., at Noon!
9/22 CK?s Program,
9/24 BINGO in Mark from 2-5 pm,
9/29 Chris Slingsby?s Program,
10/6 Business,
10/13 Krista?s International Program & Guest Night,
10/20 Reed?s Program, and
10/27 Marty?s.
Please tell your Bull editor what?s coming!

OCTOBER 13 -- INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Our next GUEST NIGHT will sport an INTERNATIONAL THEME, on October 13 -- bring an ?international? appetizer to share, and a GUEST or two to enjoy KRISTA STOKKE?s account of her recent travels to the Far East!!!
We?ll discuss strategies tonight, to open our doors to new members.

9-11 REMEMBRANCE INSPIRING

The events this past weekend provided a fitting tribute to those emergency personnel whose lives were lost in the terrorist attacks in New York four years ago. Firefighters from New York teamed up with United Way to visit Granville, offering thanks, support, and a Gazebo honoring local emergency and volunteer efforts responding on a smaller scale following the April ?04 tornados here. Granville citizens were also provided with donated trees, tagged and dedicated to the memory of emergency workers who died in New York on 9-11-01.
As co-coordinators for the local events, we are thankful to BRUCE & BRAD for joining Scott to help in distributing trees Saturday AM, to MATT and all Rotarians who were on hand for the dedication of the gazebo at noon -- including SHARON ACUNCIUS who will be part of the UI Extension Master Gardeners? work to landscape the area of the Gazebo next spring.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

September 8, 2005

?New Generations Month!?

WELCOME! Vice President MARY ANN REDSHAW presides over tonight's meeting and RICK SERAFINI will present his FIRST-EVER PROGRAM, featuring.... RICK SERAFINI ! Following a time-honored tradition, Rick's taking his first Program to tell us about his professional and extra-curricular interests!

CLUB ASSEMBLY HIGHLIGHTS....

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY last week dealt with several important matters.....
(1) 9-11 & TORNADO RELIEF Remembrance (Sat., Sept. 10) -- volunteers to be on hand at the Granville Fire Station at 9am, shovel in hand and any available pick-up tricks parked nearby; Also, all Rotarians asked to be present for the dedication services honoring Rotary at the Gazebo in Veterans Prk at Noon -- lunch to follow!
(2) COW PIE BINGO (Noon Sunday, Sept 18) -- Please sell tickets!!! (PS -- the wooden cow has been located and is available for display!)
(3) MARK CELEBRATION BINGO TENT (Sat, Sept 24) -- The Program says it starts at 2, but we will not conflict with the Veterans presentation schedduled for that same time. Bingo will begin when the program ends, til 5pm -- please be on hand to help!
(4) MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT -- We have designated Pastor Krista's Program on October 13 (featuring her far-east trip) as an INTERNATIONAL GUEST NIGHT -- bring GUESTS and an international appetizer to share !
(5) COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS will be posted tonight -- see Matt to make anyu suggestions for change;
(6) CENTENNIAL SIGN REPAIRS -- Brad and Sean placed in charge, work delayed for cooler weather.
(7) PC FOOD PANTRY netted Granville a Governor's Hometown Award -- Congrats! Pastor Ron and Cathy will help coordinate erection of the highway sign;
(8) There are still FOUR 50-50 raffle tickets available for sale, at $23 discounted price -- see Jane to purchase, please!
(9) UPCOMING PROGRAMS: 9/15 Scott, 9/22 Tom (switched with CK), 9/29 Chris Slingsby, 10/6 Business Meeting, 10/13 Krista's Program on Hong Kong AND our International Appetizers and Guest Night! 10/20 Reed, and 10/27 Marty. Please advise your bulleting editor of your program!!!!

KARTINA VICTIMS & EMERGENCY WORKERS:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tonight we begin accepting donations to be channeled through Rotary. Donations may be made payable to Rotary International and given to Treasurer Cathy Oliveri.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

September 1, 2005

?New Generations Month!?

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight?s meeting AND Chicken-Pickin? CLUB ASSEMBLY! Our agenda this evening includes:
9-11 & TORNADO RELIEF Remembrance (Sat., Sept. 10);
COW PIE BINGO (Noon Sunday, September 18);
MARK CELEBRATION BINGO TENT (Sat, Sept. 24);
MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT;
COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS;
CENTENNIAL SIGN REPAIRS; and
A schedule for UPCOMING PROGRAMS!

WELCOME, LORRAINE TERANDO!

LORRAINE TERANDO was installed last week as a member of the Granville Rotary Club, proposed by BRUCE FILBRANDT, under the classification of Postal Services, as Postmaster in McNabb!
Congratulations, and welcome to Granville Rotary, Lorraine!

LAST WEEK?..

MATT HOSTETTER filled in for Program Chair MARY ANN REDSHAW last week, introducing guest KATIE SONDGEROTH, of Utica?s GRAND BEAR FAMILY RESORT -- inviting us all to visit the new and growing facilities including the lodge, miniature golf course, Friday and Saturday evening campfire story hours! She said the project is very successful, from sales of villas and soon-to-be cabins, to reservations and ballroom bookings. This facility is definitely one-of-a-kind, and well worth a visit!
Thank you, Mary Ann, for setting up the Program and thank you Matt, for hosting!

BRIEFLY NOTED?.

DUES -- We have paid RI & District --Please Pay Your
Dues ASAP! 50-50 RAFFLE -- A few tickets still left for sale -- at a discount!
9-11 REMEMBRANCE TREE DISTRIB. (9 to 11 on Sat., Sept 10, Granville Fire Dept) We need distrib, delivery & planting help!
GAZEBO DEDICATION (Noon, Sept. 10 at Veterans Park--Come!
COW PIE BINGO (Noon Sept. 18) -- Please Sell More Tickets!
REAL BINGO (Mark, Sat, Sept. 24) -- Please Be There To Help!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and emergency workers in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. We are checking into Rotary relief projects that we might support.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

August 25, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight?s meeting AND had the honor of introducing tonight?s program, arranged by MARY ANN REDSHAW, and featuring KATIE SONGERGROTH of GRIZZLY JACK?S GRAND BEAR LODGE, south of Utica. Our ?tour? of the resort and villa will include brochures, maps, and a preview of what is yet to come!

WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, KATIE!

CLUB ASSEMBLY HIGHLIGHTS

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY of Aug. 4 included discussion of Membership Development (to follow up with picnic guests), 50-50 Raffle Sales (8 tickets left!), Cow Pie Bingo (Noon on September 18), Rotary?s BINGO game plan for Mark?s 100th Birthday Bash (2-4 pm Saturday, Sept. 24)! We also voted to participate in United Way activities September 10, including distribution & planting (with FFA help) of 9-11 memorial trees, and dedication of a Gazebo honoring those who helped in the Granville tornado recovery, and coordinating (with MP Ext. Master Gardeners) the landscaping!

WELCOME, LORRAINE TERANDO!

We are happy to install LORRAINE TERANDO as a member of Granville Rotary, under the classification of ?Postal Services.? Lorraine is Postmaster of the McNabb Post Office, sure to be here through rain, sleet or snow! Lorraine has attended two meetings, and was proposed for membership by Bruce Filbrandt, whereupon the Board met to act favorably upon the proposal two weeks ago. WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, LORRAINE!

OUR VISIT TO THE SLAMMER?.

CATHY OLIVERI hosted our meeting two weeks ago, including dinner at SAMMS and a tour of the new Sheriff?s Offices, 911 Facilities and new Jail. SHERIFF KEVIN DOYLE joined us for dinner and personally provided the tour and explanation of the new facilities?.. All state-of-the-art and above! Sheriff Doyle explained that the facilities cost about $1.6 million to construct, making use of $900,000 in grant money and money collected through telephone bill assessments for establishment of 911 service. Next step: Enhanced 911, locating a call by computer! Meanwhile, know your address !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

August 4, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight’s CLUB ASSEMBLY, compete with fried chicken AND an agenda that includes Membership Development, 50-50 Raffle Sales, UCC Cow Pie Bingo, Mark’s 100th Birthday Bash, Club Committee choices, and upcoming programs! WELCOME TO ROTARY!

GUBERNATORIAL GUEST

ROTARY DISTRICT 6420 GOVERNOR ANITA PAPICH “stopped by” on her official rounds last week, with good news and good ideas for the Rotary year ahead, lit by the “FLAME” of FOUNDATION, LITERACY, ACTIVE participation, MEMBERSHIP, and above all, ENJOYMENT of Rotary! Anita says our motto of “Service above Self” sends a powerful message to the world -- and applying her math-teaching background to the potential of Rotary’s 1.2 million members, THE GOV figures that we have the power to accomplish exponentially great things in the year ahead -- and we’re all invited to her District Conference at Rockford’s Clock Tower Inn next April 20-22 (bargain prices, too)!

ROTARY TRIVIA BOWL…..

TEAMWORK! Which table’s newest Rotary member will correctly answer these Rotary Trivia questions:
(1) In what year was Rotary Founded?
(2) Who was the founder of Rotary -- and what was his profession?
(3) Where was Rotary Founded?
(4) How many Clubs are there in District 6420?
(5) On what day is Granville Rotary’s annual Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored?
(6) What is a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member?
(7) How much of the Sustaining Member’s initial contribution is paid by the Club?
(8) Within 50, how many plants do we deliver to senior citizens on our Poinsettia Project delivery day each December?
(9) In what year was Granville Rotary Chartered?
(10) How much of Putnam County do we cover in membership and service projects?
(Bonus Question) What is this year’s Rotary Theme?

FOR OUR CONSIDERATION…..

We have been offered the opportunity to help coordinate a United Way / “New York Says Thank-you” Project, bringing visiting firefighters, dedicating a new gazebo for Veterans’ Park, and donating 418 plantable trees representing emergency personnel lost on 9-11, to Granville over the weekend of September 11, 2005.
WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP??

NEXT WEEK -- MEET AT SAMMS FOR DINNER 8-11-05, 6:30 PM -- THEN OFF TO JAIL (TO SEE THE NEW FACILITIES) -- hosted by Cathy Oliveri!

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WELCOME TO GOVERNOR�S NITE !

July 28, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has a firm golf grip on the gavel to bring to order tonight�s special program, welcoming ROTARY DISTRICT 6420 GOVERNOR ANITA PAPICH!

OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR is a member of Loves Park Rotary where she has served as Pres, Board Member & Travelogue Series Chair, also very active within our District in past Conference committees and Interact, and as an Assistant Governor. Professionally, Anita has been a math teacher at the high school and community college levels. Mom to two and Grandma to one grandson, our Gov is also a member of Alpha Xi Delta Sorority and serves as Eucharistic minister in Rockford�s Holy Family Parish.

��������And now added to her life credits, our District Gov has found US, right here in beautiful downtown Mark, Illinois!

WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, GOVERNOR ANITA PAPICH!

OF RECENT MEETINGS�..

We enjoyed the privilege of installing our newest member two weeks ago, welcoming JANICE BRANNON as a member of the Granville Rotary Club under the classification of �Travel Specialist,� and that she is! Janice has presented a program to us recently (hopefully with an update soon!) on her exploits as agent and organizer of travel to the Mid-east, and particularly Egypt! Proposed for membership by CATHY OLIVERI, the ceremonies were honorably officiated by BRUNO BUCHHOLZ --- WELCOME ABOARD, JANICE!

ASSISTANT GOVERNOR MARIAN SHURTS of Henry Rotary also joined us that eve to share important District info and opportunities & stands ready to help -- thank you, Marian -- and

REV. RON McNEILL offered up his own Program, sharing the path of family and professional experiences that eventually brought him to Granville�s UCC Church �..and to our ROTARY CLUB!

OUR GUEST NIGHT PICNIC last week netted several welcomed guests, though no one signed on the dotted line. Members will offer follow up invitations to these and other invited prospective members. Our thanks to �Brad the Cooker-Man,� Matt, Mary Ann & Christina for prep & decorations, to all who brought scrumptious dishes to pass�. And to all who brought GUESTS!

NEXT WEEK --- CLUB ASSEMBLY����...AND CHICKEN !

AUGUST 11 --- CATHY O (tentatively) hosts us in Hennepin for dinner and a tour of the new Sheriff�s Offices & 911 facilities -- see you in JAIL !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 14, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has a firm grip on the gavel, ready to take his first swing at the gavel in his SECOND term as our CLUB PRESIDENT! Our meeting tonight features not one, but TWO great presenters�.. ASSISTANT GOVERNOR MARIAN SHURTS of Henry Rotary is here to share important District info and opportunities, in advance of District Governor Anita Papich�s visit to our Club in two weeks! And���� PASTOR RON McNEILL is on deck tonight to present his first-ever Program, which we�ve convinced him should be about himself !

NEXT WEEK -- GUEST NITE PICNIC ! Bring GUESTS and a dish to pass to next week�s Guest Nite Picnic -- 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Veterans� Park (300 W. Main) in Granville. We will provide brautwurst, hot dogs, drinks, table service, condiments, fellowship, fun, and an opportunity to expand our membership -- We need to bring Guests to make this event a success!!! Sec�y Scott has some invite cards for distribution -- call him if you could use some more of them -- see you next week!

Last week�s CLUB ASSEMBLY netted the following activity:
(1) Sounds of Summer Wrap-Up: $600 profit, of which 15% goes to PCCD, consensus to suggest cooler weather, drop $3/person, $7/car charge, provide cart transport for disabled, more $$ for advertising.
(2) 50-50 Raffle: tickets still undistributed will be divvied up for sale.
(3) GUEST NITE July 21 Committee -- Sean & Christina (& MaryAnn) and remember to be here for GOV�S NITE on July 28;
(4) Bingo Only at MARK CELEBRATION on 9/23-25 -- Committee: Rick, Jeno, Jane, Bruce, Tom & Matt;
(5) CowPie Bingo only at UCC ICE CREAM SOCIAL Sunday, Aug. 21Committee: Kim, Cathy, Cheri and Ron ;
(6)

Upcoming Programs:
GUEST NITE PICNIC NEXT WEEK -- bring dish AND GUESTS!
July 28 is GOVERNOR�S NITE -- be here!
Aug. 4 is our CLUB ASSEMBLY!
On Aug. 11 CATHY O. hopes to host us in Hennepin for dinner (maybe SAMMS), then tour new jail and see 911-LIVE !
(7) Dues: $50 plus $2 for any meetings missed and not made up (helps us meet meal costs) and covers RI dues, Dist. dues, Centennial Assessment, Rotarian Magazine, Insurance, and Council on Legislation $1 surcharge;
(8) New Committee Preferences and Assignments; and
(9) Centennial Signs Re-plantings�wait for cooler weather;
(10) CONGRATS & THANKS to Darrell Alleman for a great memorial and story about Bill Klein, Granville Rotary and our 100th in last week�s PC Record!
(11) JANICE BRANNON to be installed as a Granville Rotarian - Hopefully tonight!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

July 7, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER maintains his firm grip on the gavel, to begin his SECOND TERM as President, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer of the Granville Rotary Club! His first official act is to lead us all to the FRIED CHICKEN -- followed by tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY! Starting the year off with a lot on the agenda, tonight�s highlights will include:
(1) Sounds of Summer Wrap-Up;
(2) 50-50 Raffle �Sales Meeting;�
(3) Planning for MEMBERSHIP MEETING July 21 and GOVERNOR�S NITE July 28;
(4) Bingo and/or CowPie Bingo options at MARK CELEBRATION on 9/23-25;
(5) CowPie Bingo option at UCC CELEBRATION;
(6) Upcoming Programs;
(7) Dues Sneak Preview;
(8) New Committee Preferences and Assignments; and
(9) Centennial Sign Re-plantings� (GREAT ARTICLE IN THIS WEEK�S RECORD, DARRELL!) �and as much discussion as a 90 minute meeting will allow!

ATTENDANCE OOPS

Additional PERFECT ATTENDANCE awards (mistakenly omitted from last week�s Installation Nite Bulletin: MATT HOSTETTER AND BRAD ACUNCIUS: 3 YEARS EACH! Congrats to all perfect attendance award recipients, and to all whose attendance was nearly there! (Apologies of your Sec�y for the error.

NEW MEMBERS !

RICK SERAFINI was installed last week by Club Chaplain BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, Proposer LARRY PRIEST, Sec�y Scott Shore & Pres. Matt Hostetter, with perfect �pin setting� by Rick�s wife,
TAMMY ! CONGRATS & WELCOME, RICK!

�AND JANICE BRANNON has been accepted for membership upon proposal by CATHY OLIVERI, under the classification of �Travel Specialist,� approved by the Board and Club. As soon as Janice can attend, we get to celebrate and welcome another new member into the Granville Rotary Club!!!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY INSTALLATION NITE 2005!

JUNE 30, 2005

AND WELCOME TO SAMMS! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight�s celebration of a GREAT CENTENNIAL year of service and fellowship, and the launching of a new Rotary year!

Our Club offers thanks to the Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs, who extended hand AND heart to make the past year a CENTENNIAL SUCCESS!

Matt Hostetter, Pres.
Mary Ann Redshaw, V.Pres.
Cheri Klein, Board Member
Krista Stokke, Board Member
Jeno Bonucchi, Board Member
Marty Yauch, Board Member
Chris Slingsby, Board Member
Cathy Oliveri, Treasurer

AND our Club pledges to make the coming year ANOTHER Granville Rotary success, under the able leadership of:

Matt Hostetter, President
Mary Ann Redshaw, V.Pres.
Sharon Acuncius, Board Member
Darrell Alleman, Board Member
Brad Acuncius, Board Member
Sean Brannon,
Board Member Christina Judd, Board Member Marty Yauch, Board Member

WELCOME, RICK SERAFINI !

We are pleased to welcome RICK SERAFINI as a member tonight, proposed for membership by LARRY PRIEST, approved by the Board and Club, and joined tonight by his wife TAMMY ! Rick joins under the classification of �Certified Public Accountant� in private practice, with a side-career as part-time IVCC instructor !
WELCOME TO ROTARY, RICK & TAMMY!!!

PARTICIPATION IS THE KEY !

Tonight we also recognize all members whose regular attendance has added the key to our Club�s success on all fronts. SPECIAL CONGRATS to our members with PERFECT ATTENDANCE all year:
CK (2yr+),
CATHY (11 yrs),
LARRY (17 yrs),
TOM (19 yrs),
SCOTT (20 yrs),
REED (28 yrs), and CHARTER YEAR MEMBERS JENO BONUCCHI & BRUNO BUCHHOLZ -- each with 38 consecutive years� perfect attendance!!
Congratulations to all, for all your participation!

In Memory of Fellow Rotarians Bill Klein and Vic Lenkaitis

We offer the lasting tribute of fond memories and our own re-dedication to the ideals of friendship, fellowship and �service above self� epitomized by their lives. We are forever enriched.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 23, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and JANE LENKAITIS has the pleasure of hosting RON BLUEMER, local author, teacher and historian -- here to tell us about his newest book, HOME FRONT: WWII IN THE ILLINOIS VALLEY! Our Granstand book reviewer and editorial staff say that the intricate weave of stories, personal accounts and a tremendous wealth of local history, make the book a �must read!�
WELCOME BACK, RON!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

CHRIS KUNKEL hosted last week�s program, featuring KAREN (KOTECKI) WINDY, teaching specialist for deaf and blind elementary & preschool students. Her program was an eye-opener ---and an ear-opener --- for us all!
Thank you for hosting, CHRIS!

SOUNDS OF SUMMER THIS WEEKEND!

HELP NEEDED! All hands on deck this weekend for our food booth at PCCD�s SOUNDS OF SUMMER! If you haven�t signed up for a shift OR TWO -- please do so tonight!

NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED !

JANICE BRANNON was proposed for membership two weeks ago by CATHY OLIVERI, under the classification of �Travel Specialist,� approved by the Board that night. The Board�s action was presented for comment last week, giving until tonight to respond. Hearing none, JANICE BRANNON may be installed ASAP! Janice is a Mid-East travel specialist, originally from Putnam County and now living close enough to still call this her �home!�

AND RICK SERAFINI returned to find himself proposed by LARRY PRIEST for membership last week! The Board met following our regular meeting, approved the motion to admit Rick as a member, and the Club now has 7 days within which to comment on the proposal. RICK is a �CPA� and part time instructor at IVCC!

COMING SOON ( REALLY SOON! )��.

50-50 TICKETS AVAILABLE TONIGHT! Sell �em all !

BILL KLEIN MEMORIAL TRIVIA NITE, June 24
(Team Members: Mary Ann, Scott, Tom, Sean, Cheri, Chris S.?)

SOUNDS OF SUMMER food booth -- June 25-26!

ANNUAL INSTALLATION NIGHT -- SAMMS -- JUNE 30!
6:00 SOCIAL, 7:00 DINNER, SPOUSES & FAMILY TOO!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY INSTALLATION NITE 2005!

JUNE 30, 2005

AND WELCOME TO SAMMS! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonight�s celebration of a GREAT CENTENNIAL year of service and fellowship, and the launching of a new Rotary year!

Our Club offers thanks to the Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs, who extended hand AND heart to make the past year a CENTENNIAL SUCCESS!

Matt Hostetter, Pres.
Mary Ann Redshaw, V.Pres.
Cheri Klein, Board Member
Krista Stokke, Board Member
Jeno Bonucchi, Board Member
Marty Yauch, Board Member
Chris Slingsby, Board Member
Cathy Oliveri, Treasurer

AND our Club pledges to make the coming year ANOTHER Granville Rotary success, under the able leadership of:

Matt Hostetter, President
Mary Ann Redshaw, V.Pres.
Sharon Acuncius, Board Member
Darrell Alleman, Board Member
Brad Acuncius, Board Member
Sean Brannon,
Board Member Christina Judd, Board Member Marty Yauch, Board Member

WELCOME, RICK SERAFINI !

We are pleased to welcome RICK SERAFINI as a member tonight, proposed for membership by LARRY PRIEST, approved by the Board and Club, and joined tonight by his wife TAMMY ! Rick joins under the classification of �Certified Public Accountant� in private practice, with a side-career as part-time IVCC instructor !
WELCOME TO ROTARY, RICK & TAMMY!!!

PARTICIPATION IS THE KEY !

Tonight we also recognize all members whose regular attendance has added the key to our Club�s success on all fronts. SPECIAL CONGRATS to our members with PERFECT ATTENDANCE all year:
CK (2yr+),
CATHY (11 yrs),
LARRY (17 yrs),
TOM (19 yrs),
SCOTT (20 yrs),
REED (28 yrs), and CHARTER YEAR MEMBERS JENO BONUCCHI & BRUNO BUCHHOLZ -- each with 38 consecutive years� perfect attendance!!
Congratulations to all, for all your participation!

In Memory of Fellow Rotarians Bill Klein and Vic Lenkaitis

We offer the lasting tribute of fond memories and our own re-dedication to the ideals of friendship, fellowship and �service above self� epitomized by their lives. We are forever enriched.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 23, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and JANE LENKAITIS has the pleasure of hosting RON BLUEMER, local author, teacher and historian -- here to tell us about his newest book, HOME FRONT: WWII IN THE ILLINOIS VALLEY! Our Granstand book reviewer and editorial staff say that the intricate weave of stories, personal accounts and a tremendous wealth of local history, make the book a �must read!�
WELCOME BACK, RON!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

CHRIS KUNKEL hosted last week�s program, featuring KAREN (KOTECKI) WINDY, teaching specialist for deaf and blind elementary & preschool students. Her program was an eye-opener ---and an ear-opener --- for us all!
Thank you for hosting, CHRIS!

SOUNDS OF SUMMER THIS WEEKEND!

HELP NEEDED! All hands on deck this weekend for our food booth at PCCD�s SOUNDS OF SUMMER! If you haven�t signed up for a shift OR TWO -- please do so tonight!

NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED !

JANICE BRANNON was proposed for membership two weeks ago by CATHY OLIVERI, under the classification of �Travel Specialist,� approved by the Board that night. The Board�s action was presented for comment last week, giving until tonight to respond. Hearing none, JANICE BRANNON may be installed ASAP! Janice is a Mid-East travel specialist, originally from Putnam County and now living close enough to still call this her �home!�

AND RICK SERAFINI returned to find himself proposed by LARRY PRIEST for membership last week! The Board met following our regular meeting, approved the motion to admit Rick as a member, and the Club now has 7 days within which to comment on the proposal. RICK is a �CPA� and part time instructor at IVCC!

COMING SOON ( REALLY SOON! )��.

50-50 TICKETS AVAILABLE TONIGHT! Sell �em all !

BILL KLEIN MEMORIAL TRIVIA NITE, June 24
(Team Members: Mary Ann, Scott, Tom, Sean, Cheri, Chris S.?)

SOUNDS OF SUMMER food booth -- June 25-26!

ANNUAL INSTALLATION NIGHT -- SAMMS -- JUNE 30!
6:00 SOCIAL, 7:00 DINNER, SPOUSES & FAMILY TOO!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 16, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and CHRIS KUNKEL hosts tonight�s program, featuring KAREN (KOTECKI) WINDY, teaching specialist for deaf and blind elementary & preschool students!
WELCOME TO ROTARY!

LAST WEEK�S MAIN EVENT�.

CHERI KLEIN hosted last week�s Program, featuring one of our two RYLA AWARD RECIPIENTS, ANGIE SERAFINI -- and her parents, Rick & Tammy Serafini of MARK! Angie shared with us some of her �incredible� experiences during the Rotary weekend leadership camp program at Laredo-Taft near Oregon, Illinois last month. Well over 100 high school students participated, including many Rotary Exchange Students. Angie proudly received the RYLA �best injury of the weekend� award, hobbling through the weekend undaunted by the broken ankle she sustained early in the weekend, during one of the team-building exercises.
RYLA Participant Matt Devine, also sponsored by our Club, who could not be present due to an FFA Officer�s meeting, also says he enjoyed the experience.

NEW MEMBERS PROPOSED !

JANICE BRANNON was proposed for membership last week by CATHY OLIVERI, under the classification of �Travel Specialist.� Janice has attended two recent meetings, one as our program presenter with a fascinating short-course on Egyptian archeological tours. The Board met following the regular meeting, voting to approve, and the Club now has 7 days to respond. If no further discussion is requested, JANICE may be duly installed next week or asap!

AND RICK SERAFINI received double-billing last week, as potential member AND as proud dad of our program presenter! Invited by LARRY PRIEST, and hopefully returning tonight (if not scared off by our opening songs!), RICK will be proposed under the classification of �CPA� -- and part time instructor at IVCC!

CURRENT EVENTS

50-50 TICKETS AVAILABLE TONIGHT! Sell �em!
CHICAGO CENTENNIAL ROTARY PARADE June 18!
JANE LENKAITIS hosts our Program on June 23;
BILL KLEIN MEMORIAL TRIVIA NITE, June 24;
SOUNDS OF SUMMER food booth -- June 25-26!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

June 9, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and CHERI KLEIN hosts tonight�s Program, featuring our RYLA AWARD RECIPIENTS--ANGIE SERAFINI & MATT DEVINE! They�re here to share (some of) their own experiences as our Club�s sponsored participants in last month�s ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS weekend camp at Laredo-Taft campgrounds in Oregon, Illinois!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, ANGIE, MATT & PARENTS !!

THE BUSINESS OF SERVICE�

On the �business� side of recent meetings:
(1) plans were made for our SOUNDS OF SUMMER food booth & the committee met to tighten up the details -- sign up for a shift or two, June 25-26 !
(2) 50-50 tickets will be available tonight for sale, $25 each, 200 total, first drawing July 21 --SELL!
(3) Remaining AFTERGLOW shirts will be donated to the Panteras; and�.
(4) CONGRATS, CLUB! We were recognized at the Rotary District Conference for our Web Site and our Centennial Project & Conference Display!

ON THE �INTERNATIONAL� SIDE�.

OUR GUESTS LAST WEEK provided a truly remarkable cultural and musical experience, as we welcomed Rev. Leshy Paynter and John, Richard, Siso, Themba and �Lucky,� from Johannesburg, South Africa. Rev. Paynter is a Lutheran Minister, born of the Sotho tribe, and travels the US with these young performers, all of Zulu dissent, to promote their music and their message of faith and hope for their young and improving country. We were treated to a fantastic acapella mini-concert of tribal, traditional and religious songs, along with a moving rendition of the South African National Anthem --- and best of all, the chance to meet and converse (in real English!) with our remarkable guests! Your Secretary has an extra copy of the CD for lending (absolutely NO late fee charges!) if you missed the real thing! Our thanks to Rev. Paynter & the Thula Sizwe African Ensemble for both their music & their message!

COMING UP�.

NEXT WEEK: Chris Kunkel hosts Karen (Kotecki) Windy, teaching specialist for deaf and blind preschoolers and young students!
Jane Lenkaitis hosts on June 23;
PC TRIVIA NITE in memory of our own BILL KLEIN, June 24;
SOUNDS OF SUMMER June 25-26, And we end the year with our Annual Installation Night Banquet June 30 (Details forthcoming!!)

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 26, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides and KIM KETTMAN is slated to host tonight�s Program�.. WELCOME TO ROTARY!

LAST WEEK�S LEGALITIES

CHRISTINA JUDD hosted last week�s Program, featuring fellow counsel from the Hennepin law firm of Boyle, Goldsmith and Bolin! Roger Bolin explained the use of living wills and advance directives such as a health care power of attorney. Such documents, if properly drafted and executed, gives the client the right to direct what may or may not be done in the event of a disabling, terminal or life-threatening, and gives the appointed person the right to act or to not act, as he or she desires. �.By the way, forms can be found on the net but are not recommended, as other forms may be more appropriate and the download may not be accepted in all states!
THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, CHRISTINA!

COMIN� UP��

June 2 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY! June 9 -- Cheri Klein hosts!
June 16 -- Chris Kunkel hosts;
June 23 -- Jane Lenkaitis hosts!
June 25-25 -- SOUNDS OF SUMMER Rotary Food Booth!
JUNE 30 -- ANNUAL MEETING & INSTALLATION NIGHT!

TWO WEEKS AGO� WHY ROTARY ??

MARY ANN REDSHAW led the discussion in lieu of a Program two weeks ago, to ask why we join and remain in Rotary!? Most prevalent among the answers�. Fun, friends, a chance to serve, an opportunity to meet others here and while doing �make-ups,� and �because my wife doesn�t want me home!� (who said that???!)

NEWS NOTES

The CENTENNIAL DISTRICT CONFERENCE was excellent, held at Rochelle last week. We netted a FIRST PLACE award for our WEBSITE! Have you been to www.rotary6420.org/granville ?

The Conference was saddened by the news that Past District Governor, now Treasurer, Nel Pitelka�s husband George collapsed at the hotel Thursday evening. We have since heard that he passed away on Sunday. Our Club condolences go out to Nel and family.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

CINCO DE MAYO !

05 - 05 - �05

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and WE have fried chicken! Tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY provides a chance to discuss: Scholarships, Awards & RYLA; Centennial Sign replacement & repair mission; District Conference May 20-22; 50-50 Raffle Fundraiser; Sounds of Summer; Mark Celebration Bingo Tent; Membership Development; Soldier Support, and more???

THE FUTURE�. IS NOT YET ?

May 12 -- Matt Hostetter makes his guest appearance at PCHS Awards Assembly 9am, and hosts our Program, too!

May 19 -- Christina Judd�s Program!

May 20-22 -- DISTRICT CONFERENCE at Rochelle!

May 26 -- Kim Kettman�s Program!

June 2 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY!

June 9 -- Cheri Klein hosts!

On June 16 -- Chris Kunkel hosts;

June 23 -- Jane Lenkaitis hosts!

JUNE 30 -- ANNUAL INSTALLATIONS NIGHT!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM� RESCUED !!

BRUCE FILBRANDT hosted JIM GOLDASICH last week providing the details of the emergency services practice drill held that day in Hennepin. As Director of Putnam County Emergency Services, Jim described the event as "totally successful" in demonstrating that we do have the capacity to respond to a river crisis, with the help of many local volunteers and other agencies, if the need arises. -- THANKS, BRUCE, FOR A GREAT PROGRAM! !

DISTRICT CONFERENCE�.. !

The CENTENNIAL DISTRICT CONFERENCE only comes along once in a while (right?) so consider attending! May 20-22 at Hickory Grove Conference Center in Rochelle. Golf, Variety Show, Hospitality Rooms, the Silent Auction, Rotary Vendor Sales, Entertainment, and a LOT of Rotary information-sharing!

LIGHTING THE WAY�.

Our help in support of the Lighted Way Radiothon helped the school reach and surpass its $8,000 goal! In fact, the Radiothon went off the air with $8,733 and has since jumped to $9,960 ! Many thanks to all who donated!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 28, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and BRUCE FILBRANDT brings us tonight�s Program, [which turned out to be JIM GOLDASICH, ESDA Coordinator, telling us about his VERY busy day handling a mock disaster response on the Illinnois River at Hennepin!]
WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS�..

TOM SIMMONS hosted last week�s Program, on behalf of CHERI CUTRIGHT, bringing us Marilyn Miedzianski, one of the chairpersons for a local Soldier Support group -- in its second year and growing. The group currently sends over 100 care packages to soldiers each month. The Board will consider possible Club support for this great project.
THANK YOU, TOM & CK, FOR CO-HOSTING THIS INTERESTING AND TIMELY (!) PROGRAM!

PREDICTING THE FUTURE�.

May 5 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY;
May 12 -- Matt Hostetter hosts!;
May 19 -- Christina Judd�s Program!
May 26 -- Kim Kettman�s !

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

Treasurer CATHY OLIVERI provided us with a summary of cash in and cash out, pertaining to this year�s Afterglow and the current status of the general account. Afterglow �in� totaled $3,140, expenses totaled $2,890.29 so far, leaving a positive balance of $249.71. NICE WORK!

Meanwhile, funds are running low with just $1123.27 still in the bank for general fund uses.

LIGHTED WAY RADIOTHON -- MAY 1

Stay Tuned ! This year�s Lighted Way Radiothon -- supported by area Rotary Clubs and sponsored by LaSalle Rotary -- will air this Sunday, May 1, from 1 to 3 pm, on WLPO 1220 AM radio, broadcasting from Stage 212 in LaSalle.

As shown to us last week, Lighted Way offers school programming for children with multiple disabilities, from ages 3 to 21, for whom it is not possible or cost-effective to provide services and a learning environment within the home school district.

Fill out a pledge form, call a neighbor to do so, and donate outright! Your help is GREATLY appreciated!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 21, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and TOM SIMMONS hosts on behalf of CHERI CUTRIGHT, bringing us tonight�s Program! Our guest speaker is Marilyn Miedzianski, one of the chairpersons for a local Soldier Support group in its second year and growing. The group currently sends over 100 care packages to soldiers each month!
WELCOME, MARILYN!

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE�

Program Host BRUNO BUCHHOLZ led the way to Putnam County High School last week, to enjoy �SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL� -- a fun time for all butter-side-uppers!

LIGHTED WAY RADIOTHON -- MAY 1

Stay Tuned ! We�ll hear more tonight about this year�s Lighted Way Radiothon -- a joint project of area Rotary Clubs led by LaSalle Rotary -- and how we can help!

ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Two PCHS Sophomores, MATT DEVINE AND ANGIE SERAFINI, will be the recipients of our Club�s RYLA sponsorship next month! The pair will attend the District�s RYLA leadership institute at Laredo-Taft Camp the weekend of May 13-15. We will hope to see them soon after, for a Program!

50-50 FUND

SPRING IS IN THE AIR�. And 50-50 tickets will soon be on the streets! JANE LENKAITIS is handling the printing. Now�s the time to ask people if they�ll be interested in purchasing one, when the time comes!

COMING OUR WAY�.

Next Week -- Bruce Filbrandt hosts Barbara Bruch to tell us about medicinal herbs!
May 5 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY (and chicken -- bring guests!)
Then�. May 12 -- Matt Hostetter hosts!
May 19 -- Christina Judd�s Program!
May 26 -- Kim Kettman has honors!
Remember to let your Bull. Editor (shores@ivnet.com) know what your program will be, so it can be included in the GRANSTAND!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

April 14, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosts tonight�s �field trip� to Putnam County High School to see �SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL!� Tickets are waiting for us at the window -- $5 general admission, $3 seniors and children.

ABOUT SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL��

Based on stories by Dr. Seuss, the imagination of a little boy named JoJo takes us to a meeting of two worlds -- a full sized world in which Horton the Elephant happens to hear small voices yelling for help from a speck of dust which turns out to be the smallest planet in the universe -- Whoville! (It helps to know that most of the miniature citizens on Whoville are costumed in yellow!)

While Horton tries to save Whoville, the clover on which he places the speck of dust is stolen, Gertrude McFuzz is trying desparately to win Horton�s affection, a war ensues on Whoville between the butter-side-uppers and the butter-side-downers�and the CAT IN THE HAT is constantly getting JoJo into trouble -- imagine that!

CLOVER CLUB C.S.I.

AS SEEN ON TV -- ALMOST! SEAN BRANNON hosted our Program two weeks ago, introducing us to BILL WUJEK, 20 year veteran of the Illinois State Police, a forensic specialist whose job it is to uncover the mysteries of crime scenes! He explained the use of highest as well as the very basic technology and methodology of his work, from photographs and sketches to DNA and computer crime investigation -- THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, SEAN!

AFTER THE AFTERGLOW�.

THANKS TO EVERYONE -- THE AFTERGLOW WAS A GLOWING SUCCESS -- AND EVEN A LOT OF FUN FOR US! We had nearly 100 kids in attendance, and nearly 60 to 70 stayed to the prize-winning finish! SPECIAL THANKS to MARY ANN REDSHAW, DANIELLE STODDARD, KIM KETTMAN, BRAD ACUNCIUS and ALL ROTARIANS! Make a list of suggestions for improvements� it�s on the agenda next week!

APRIL 7 CLUB ASSEMBLY MINUTES:

We voted to pay this year�s Knute Hammel Award from general funds; to put our Student �Service Above Self� awards on hold; to sponsor 2 RYLA students at $135 each; and to donate $100 to PC Achievement Center!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

MARCH 31, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and SEAN BRANNON hosts tonight�s Program! WELCOME !!!!!!

PROJECTS PAST & PROJECTED

THE BLOOD DRIVE last Friday was a great success, with donors out-numbering Red Cross Staff all day! Our thanks to CHRIS KUNKEL, JANE LENKAITIS, and all bakers, donors and workers!

AFTERGLOW IS NEXT WEEK -- APRIL 9! Help bake, decorate, and work cheap at the McNabb Fire Station next Saturday!

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL -- we�ll head for �the theatre� with host BRUNO BUCHHOLZ following dinner Thursday, April 14 -- guests, spouses & family members too! Reserve via Scott Shore.

MONEY -- We voted last week to foot the $755 bill for new Rotary Little League Team uniforms, and the Club�s $648 Centennial Convention contribution, adding $5 to our future dues �til paid.

ALL IN ONE MONTH !

SHARON ACUNCIUS hosted our March 10 Program, putting husband BRAD to work to provide us with a �short course� on portable defibrillators, what they do, how they do it, and what WE may need to know in case of an emergency! Thanks, BRAD!

DARRELL ALLEMAN & BRAD ACUNCIUS hosted our annual AGRI-BUSINESS NITE at Putters on March 17, with 79 very interested guests in attendance to hear Director CHUCK HARTKE of the Ill. Dept. of Ag and STATE SENATOR GARY DAHL! The three local banks and the FFA were well represented for the event -- CONGRATS & THANKS, DARRELL & BRAD!

JENO BONUCCHI hosted author-historian RON BLUEMER last Thursday, to tell us about the days of open gambling in LaSalle County, featured in his book, CASINO, and we heard a preview of two new works in progress, HERE COME THE BOATS, featuring the boats, steamboats and showboats that once sailed the Illinois and the I&M Canal, and HOME FRONT, about local efforts (including hemp producers) supporting the cause of peace during WWII.

NEXT WEEK -- CLUB ASSEMBLY -- and planning the finishing touches for AFTERGLOW �05 !

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WELCOME TO ROTARY AGRI-BUSINESS NITE 2005!

MARCH 17, 2005

�AND WELCOME TO PUTTERS, with President MATT HOSTETTER presiding and Agri-Business Nite Chairmen DARRELL ALLEMAN & BRAD ACUNCIUS introducing tonight�s Program, presented in recognition of NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK!

WELCOME, DIRECTOR HARTKE !

DIRECTOR CHUCK HARTKE of the Ill. Dept of Agriculture joins us this evening, to share his thoughts on today�s -- AND tomorrow�s -- agricultural issues. From Effingham County, our guest is a former State Rep & Assistant Majority Leader, a Vietnam Vet, and a leader in church, community, veterans� affairs, political, environmental and agricultural organizations.

WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY�. DIRECTOR HARTKE, STATE SENATOR GARY DAHL, DISTISTINGUISHED GUESTS AND VISITORS !

WHAT�S ROTARY ?

It�s new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....celebrating 100 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 draws its membership from -- Granville, Standard, Mark, Magnolia, Hennepin, and all points in between!
...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties, and no financial commitments beyond dues of $45 and meal costs.
...Membership is by recommendation of any present member...
�It�s the privilege of participation with 1,219,532 fellow Rotarians in any of Rotary�s 31,936 Clubs in 166 countries, world-wide!
...Attendance is a goal, a benefit, not a requirement. We need YOU!
THURSDAYS -- 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM -- CLOVER CLUB IN MARK..
WHETHER FOR A MEETING OR AS A NEW MEMBER, YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT GRANVILLE ROTARY! ..
For more info.........call 339-2398 ..
or visit www.rotary6420.org/granville ..
JOIN US IN CELEBRATION OF ROTARY�S CENTENNIAL YEAR!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

MARCH 10, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, SHARON ACUNCIUS has the Program, and BRAD ACUNCIUS has the honor of presenting tonight�s Program, with a �short course� on portable defibrillators! Brad will explain what they do, how they do it, and what WE may need to know in case of an emergency!

AGRI-BUSINESS NITE NEXT WEEK!

Bring a guest interested in either agriculture, business, or eating!!! Our featured speaker (before dinner) will be CHARLES �CHUCK� HARTKE, DIRECTOR OF THE ILLINOIS DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE! And just to make matters even BETTER, STATE SENATOR GARY DAHL will offer closing remarks (after dinner) on the State of Agriculture in Illinois. Social at 5:30, Dinner promptly at 6:00 as our guest must �move on� -- cost is $12 each. If you are not sponsoring a guest, please sponsor one or more of our PCHS FFA Officers who will also be present for this great event! SEE YOU AT PUTTERS - 5:30 PM NEXT THURSDAY!!

BLOODMOBILE TIME - MARCH 25 !

Good Friday comes early this year --- March 25!! Sign up tonight to help with baking, food prep, set-up (7:30am) and tear-down (1:00pm) at PCHS. We hope for a good turnout !! Red Cross has offered us $150 to use to purchase raffle items, to be given as door prizes to donors, in such fashion as we see fit!? The matter was tabled from last week to this week, to confirm the amount given.

AFTERGLOW - APRIL 9 !

The committee is rolling, fundraising letters are out, invitations go out tomorrow, hi-tech gifts have been purchased and will be displayed by next week, we have secured the McNabb Fire Station and will check it out soon, and me made front page news this week -now we need YOU! Sign up--and sign up a couple friends - to help!

MONEY MATTERS�.

THE CLUB voted last week to repeat last year�s donation to the McNabb-Magnolia Jr. Womens� Club 8th Grade Springfield Trip, and confirmed that we would pay the current year�s awards from general revenues for the Hammel, Bill Klein, and Co-op Student of the Year Scholarship awards. Monthly student �Service Above Self� awards are still in limbo. More info on this tonight!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY!

MARCH 3, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER chairs tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY, with an agenda that includes planning for AGRI-BUSINESS NITE, the AFTERGLOW, our Good Friday BLOODMOBILE, Student Scholarships, Centennial Sign re-planting, membership development��. And stuffing envelopes ??
WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM

BRAD ACUNCIUS hosted our Program last week, welcoming special guest DAN KUHN, Putnam County Clerk, Recorder & Elections Officer, who was here to tell us about PC�s NEW VOTER TECHNOLOGY!! The nine computerized ballot-boxes cost $57,000, nearly half coming from federal money. Results will be tabulated and posted immediately at the close of the polls, and the sealed memory chip from each will be taken to Hennepin for the county-wide tally.
THANKS FOR HOSTING, BRAD!

WELCOME, PASTOR RON !

We welcomed PASTOR RON McNEILL as a member last week, installed by President MATT HOSTETTER, Proposer CATHY OLIVERI and Club Chaplain BRUNO BUCHHOLZ -- WELCOME !

SCHOLARSHIPS

In addition to our KNUTE HAMMEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AND CO-OP STUDENT-OF-THE-YEAR AWARD, we have now officially launched the new BILL KLEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND, effective with the signing of a resolution and approval of related documents at last week�s meeting! Established by Cheri Klein and our Club in Bill�s memory, and with a beginning balance of over $8,000, the fund offers an annual scholarship of $250 to a graduating senior at PCHS who exhibits drive and determination to reach his or her vocational, educational or career goals. Financial need and academic achievement also factor in. The student will receive a voucher usable within 2 years of graduation for any educational or training costs incurred. By vote taken last week, the first year�s award will be paid from our Club�s general fund--allowing the fund�s principal to grow!

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UPCOMING: March 17 - Agri-Biz Nite at Putters (5pm social, 6pm speaker);
March 25 Bloodmobile;
April 9 - AFTERGLOW!

HAPPY 100,th ROTARY !

FEBRUARY 24, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER chairs tonight�s HISTORIC meeting, celebrating Rotary International�s CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY! And BRAD ACUNCIUS hosts our Program, welcoming special guest DAN KUHN, Putnam County Clerk, Recorder & Elections Officer, here to tell us about ANOTHER historical landmark -- the end of an era of hanging chads -- introducing us to PC�s NEW VOTER TECHNOLOGY!!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, DAN!

LAST WEEK�S PROGRAM -- ON DRUGS !

MARTY YAUCH hosted last week�s Program, featuring DAVE THOMPSON with an update on construction and transfer of ownership of the NEW & IMPROVED GRANVILLE DRUGS! He was preparing to sell the store when it fell victim to last April�s tornado. He HAS now sold the business, to new owners Dave Tyner and Marlin Weekly, but continues to serve as primary manager -- less hours, less stress, more golf & travel --- and well earned, David!

BOARD BUSINESS

The Board met following last Thursday�s regular meeting, taking the following action:
(1) By vote, the $2,033.86 balance in our Club�s Tornado Recovery Fund will be donated to the Village for item-by-item reimbursement for purchases re-building and improving the Granville (Hopkins) Park playground equipment and landscaping timbers. $2,000 remains earmarked for the summer baseball program�s re-equipping the newly re-constructed announcer�s booth and concession stand. GREAT PROJECTS!
(2) Centennial sign to be temporarily erected �uptown� Feb 22-Feb 26 in honor of the 100th-- contemporaneous with (hopefully) front page coverage in the Putnam County Record on the BIG day� Feb.23!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT !

THE CLUB WELCOMES PASTOR RON McNEILL AS A MEMBER TONIGHT -- proposed by CATHY OLIVERI! Ron has recently accepted the call to be pastor of the United Church of Christ in Granville, effective Dec. 12, following 16 years� ministry at Canton Christian Church in Missouri. He is a graduate of St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas and Drew University School of Theology in New Jersey, earning a Masters of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry.
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE & WELCOME TO ROTARY, RON!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEBRUARY 17, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER chairs tonight�s meeting, and MARTY YAUCH hosts our Program, featuring DAVE THOMPSON with an update on construction and transfer of ownership of the NEW & IMPROVED GRANVILLE DRUGS!
Our guest, not coincidentally, was the very FIRST recipient of the Granville Rotary Club Service Above Self Award, for his outstanding professional services as well as his untiring volunteer work and community support -- which has continued to the present in his willingness to personally oversee Granville Drugs� recovery following the tornado damage of April 20, 2004!
WELCOME BACK TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, DAVE!

LAST WEEK

REED WILSON presented last week�s Program on economic recovery from the same series of tornados that hit Granville Drugs, leaving a path of destruction through Granville and Utica on April 20. Reed headed up the federal assistance efforts for Congressman Weller�s office in Utica, which is in their District, and offered some facts and insight as to the aid process in Putnam County as well.
THANK YOU, REED!

BOARD & BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY two weeks ago included these notable topics:
(1) Agri-Business Nite may land on St. Patty�s Day, but the corned beef & cabbage theme lost in heated battle to more traditional pork chop fare, all inclusive @ $12 ea.
(2) Our annual Good Friday BLOODMOBILE comes early this year, on MARCH 25. The Committee will forge ahead�
(3) AFTERGLOW committee sign-ups made the rounds, and Club consensus was to move the whole operation to the McNABB FIRE STATION this year -- April 9.
(4) MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT plans will be made for a July cook-out, but meanwhile let�s follow up on members of our community who might enjoy Rotary as much as we do!!
(5) Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp (RYLA) is May 6-8; Cathy & Marty will help with transport if we find one or two students (preferably sophomores) who are interested in attending.

AND IN BOARD ACTION� The incoming Board officially elected MARY ANN REDSHAW as VP and the current Board approved Cathy O�s proposal of REV. RON McNEILL for membership, which action was presented to the Club last week, resulting in Club approval and tonight�s INSTALLATION!

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WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, PASTOR RON!!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEBRUARY 3, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER chairs tonight�s CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda: Agri-Business Nite; Bloodmobile; Afterglow; Membership Development; RYLA; Rotary Scholarship Awards; and ________ (your ideas here!).

WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE R0TARY CLUB!

LAST WEEK

KRISTA STOKKE�s program last week, entitled �SOUL WALKING,� introduced us to a non-denominational practice that has been around for some 4,000 years, and still offers inner peace, spiritual healing, introspection, goal setting and fulfillment, following the carefully constructed paths of a single-path labyrinth. Showing us two such objects made of metal, and providing a photocopy for �home use,� Krista explained that the labyrinth metaphorically represents life�s travels, with its twists, turns, peaks and valleys, obstacles and solutions.
Thank you, Pastor Krista -- We�re all a little better �centered� by the experience!

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RECENT 50-50 WINNERS: Cindy Hartman, Matt Hostetter & Sharon Acuncius! Congrats To All !

�AND MANY HAPPY RETURNS !

Joining us last week: KIM CUTRIGHT, recovering from the lung injuries he received in a fiery single-car crash just a few weeks ago;
CHRIS KUNKEL, recovering quickly from his recent hip surgery;
and PASTOR RON McNEILL, new UCC Minister & prospective Rotarian!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, PASTOR RON!

WHO�S (ALMOST) 100 YEARS OLD ? ? ?

If you answered, �ROTARY INTERNATIONAL,� you�re RIGHT! The idea put together by Paul Harris and three other Chicago businessmen on February 23, 1905, today has the strength of 1,219,532 members in 31, 936 Clubs spanning 166 countries around the globe! Described as the first service organization in the world, Rotary continues to set the standard for world health initiatives, local community service, and advocation of business and professional integrity�.. All with fried chicken & fellowship, too!

UP & COMING: Reed hosts next week�s Program; Marty hosts 2/17, Brad hosts 2/24, Club Assembly on March 3, Sharon hosts on March 10; Darrell & Brad host AGRI BUSINESS NITE on 3/17 !

Dues are due!! (Are your dues done??)

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JANUARY 27, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and KRISTA STOKKE will present her own Program tonight, auspiciously entitled, �SOUL WALKING!�
And now, Heeeerrrreee�s Krista!

LAST WEEK�S HOUSE CALL�

CHRIS SLINGSBY�s program last week featured an OPEN FORUM with DR. ROBERT MORROW, MD!! �Brother Bob� fielded questions on the diagnosis and treatment of A.D.D., the good, bad and ugly of cholesterol, the ups and downs of dieting, and more. Our guest also shared with us the path he followed eventually leading him home to work with Dr. Louis Lukancic, the very doctor who delivered all three �Medical Morrows� also including our own Pharm.D. Dr. Chris, and the third brother of the group, Dr. Mike Morrow, MD! It�s a great story of three professionals returning to settle, and to enjoy the immediate and extended family, all while serving their hometown community!
THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, CHRISTINE!!!!

Dues dues dues dues dues dues dues (they�re due!!)

ALL GOOD NEWS�.

KIM CUTRIGHT is on the mend, recovering from the severe lung injuries he received in a fiery single-car crash last week!
CHRIS KUNKEL, is reportedly doing well, following his hip surgery two weeks ago!
AND JANE LENKAITIS is grandmotherized once again, with the arrival of McKenna, daughter of Helen and Mike Boyd of Utica! CONGRATS AND BEST WISHES !!

PROGRAMS � GET YOUR PROGRAMS HERE!

NEXT WEEK -- FEB. 3 FRIED CHICKEN & CLUB ASSEMBLY night -- followed by REED WILSON�s program on FEB. 10, MARTY YAUCH�s Program on FEB. 17, and BRAD ACUNCIUS� Program on FEB 24 ! (Please remember to let your Bull. Editor know who or what�s comin�! )

�.AND MORE FOR YOUR 2005 CALENDAR�

Sunday, Feb. 6 -- Henry Rotary Pancake Breakfast@ Grade School! Wednesday, Feb. 23 -- Rotary�s 100th Birthday Day! Friday, March 25 -- Granville Rotary Good Friday Bloodmobile!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JANUARY 20, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and CHRIS SLINGSBY has the Program-- AN OPEN FORUM with Special Guest (willing brother!), DR. ROBERT MORROW, MD!!
�Brother Bob� is a grad of U of Iowa and SIU Med School, has earned Board Certification in both internal medicine and pediatrics, and has been a very welcome addition to St. Margaret�s Family Health Center since his return �home.� Bob and his wife, Debbie -- who teaches math at PCHS -- and their 3 children reside in Ladd.
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, DR. MORROW!

LAST WEEK�S EPISODE�

TOM SIMMONS presented his own program last week, likely making us the most well advised Rotary Club IN THE WORLD when it comes to BUTT WELDERS! Putting his experience in business & manufacturing to the test--electrically--as Gen. Manager of LaSalle Transformers, Tom has literally helped the company make ends meet!
Thanks for the �fasten-ating� program, Tom!

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS�. Madison Brannon, Marty Yauch, Ronell Oliveri, and Dick Stokke!
Congrats (& $50) to all!

BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY�.

To KIM CUTRIGHT, �CK�s� husband, suffering severe lung injuries after narrowly escaping his vehicle, in a fiery single-car crash on his way to work earlier this week. He is at Morris Hospital -- address & home address available from your Secretary.

And to CHRIS KUNKEL, following his hip surgery last week!

PROGRAMS � GET YOUR PROGRAMS HERE!

NEXT WEEK (1/27)-- KRISTA STOKKE hosts;
Then� don�t miss the FEB. 3 FRIED CHICKEN & CLUB ASSEMBLY night --
followed by REED WILSON�s program on FEB. 10, MARTY YAUCH�s Program on FEB. 17,
and BRAD ACUNCIUS� Program on FEB 24 !
(Please remember to let your Bull. Editor know who or what�s comin�! )

�.AND MORE FOR YOUR 2005 CALENDAR�

Sunday, Feb. 6 -- Henry Rotary Pancake Breakfast@ Grade School!
Wednesday, Feb. 23 -- Rotary�s 100th Birthday Day!
Friday, March 25 -- Granville Rotary Good Friday Bloodmobile!
Saturday, April 9 -- Post-Prom AFTERGLOW!
Sat-Weds, June 18-22 -- RI�s 100th Convention in Chicago!<

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JANUARY 13, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and TOM SIMMONS will present tonight�s program, with the bottom line on BUTT WELDERS! Need one? Tom�s the man, and LaSalle Transformer�s the place!!!
And Now��... Heeeeere�s TOM!

CLUB ASSEMBLY NEWS NOTES

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY last week netted some pretty big fish --
(1) TREAS. CATHY OLIVERI presented our calendar-year Treasurer�s report for all of 2004, and we�re still in the BLACK!
(2) PRES. MATT HOSTETTER reported on his attendance at the area-wide PRESIDENTS� MEETING earlier in the week;
(3) Heading for the Rotary International Centennial Convention in Chicago this June 18-22? Allemans, CK, and Scott will be there! Are you going??? Save $25/person by signing up before March 31 !
(4) MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT -- many names were mentioned as prospective members, and individuals will undertake to contact each of them. Our Club�s thanks to all who reach out to potential Rotary members -- we need you �and we need them!!!
(5) CK CUTRIGHT was recognized for her SERVICE ABOVE SELF for the care of stray & injured animals. Congrats, CK!

TSUNAMI RELIEF

OUR CLUB reviewed options for emergency support of the Tsunami recovery project, and chose to give $250 through Rotary Foundation.

ELECTION FINALS

The returns are in, no hanging chads, and the people�s choices for the 2005-2006 Board (effective July 1 as PRESIDENT MATT begins his second term in the oval office) are -- alphabetically -- BRAD ACUNCIUS, SHARON ACUNCIUS, DARRELL ALLEMAN, SEAN BRANNON, CHRISTINA JUDD, MATT HOSTETTER & MARY ANN REDSHAW! Congrats to the new Board! They will now convene to confirm MARY ANN as the Club�s VP (and President-Elect for the following year, �06-�07)!

DUE DROPS�

Our dues will actually DROP this half-year, from $50 to $45, covering District at $13.50, RI at $19.50, our Rotarian magazine at $6 for six editions, and $6 Centennial Convention contribution. (We are not billed this half-year for the $1 triennial Legislative Council, or the $3.70 annual insurance.) Our add-on for meetings missed and not made up will stay at $1 this billing, up to $2 for the future to encourage attendance. Bills may be ready by next week.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

January 6, 2005

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel at the 50... the 40.� the 30.� TOUCHDOWN! Welcome to tonight�s BUSINESS BOWL, and what a lineup�. ELECTIONS� FINANCIAL REPORT�. PROGRAM PREVIEWS� AND MORE!

STRIP-TRIVIA---- NOW YOU KNOW!

Your GRANSTAND editor hosted last week�s FIRST EVER ANNUAL GRANVILLE ROTARY PRE-NEW YEAR�S STRIP-TRIVIA PARTY NIGHT, revealing more than anyone cared to know �. About comic strips, that is! Our trivia teams were ALL on the board, some with more trivia in them than others! Taking FIRST PLACE -- Team 7, including MVP Tom Simmons, Ray Naumann & Sean Brannon�� followed close behind by Team 1 with 19 points shared by Matt Hostetter, Cathy Oliveri, Cheri Klein and Darrell Alleman! Team #6782 consisting of Brad & Sharon Acuncius & Bruce Filbrandt came in a not-too-close third place, followed by Team 3 (voted #1 for Congeniality?) with Bruno Buchholz, Chris Kunkel and Jeno Bonucchi!

Our thanks to all who brought appetizers to pass, and to Chopper & Dorothy for a great meal of bbq ribs, too!

TSUNAMI RELIEF OPTIONS

ROTARY has mobilized relief efforts to aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami damage of two weeks ago. Our District Governor has passed along the following options for our consideration:

**Governor Bob and his wife Linda are going to Thailand this month, to build a Rotary-sponsored playground as planned, and will bring with them as many Beanie Babies as they can collect and pack, as gifts for orphans via a Bangkok Rotary Club. We can collect or donate more of the critters if we wish to help.

**The Rotary Foundation is collecting donations, earmarked for �Solidarity in South Asia,� which we can mail to the Foundation at PO Box 75133, Chicago, 60675-5133.

**Rotary International supports the fundraising efforts of HUNGER PLUS USA, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supplying rice and soybeans to the afflicted areas, suggesting $10 per Rotarian world-wide, mailed to Hunger Plus, Inc., PO Box 337, Plainview TX, 79072.

**Sterling Rotary has opted to support SHELTER BOX USA, Inc., sending supply trunks, tents, etc., apparently all with Rotary�s Logo proudly displayed, through Rotary Clubs in the affected areas. More info can be obtained via www.shelterboxusa.org. OR

**donor�s choice!

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OPPORTUNITIES KNOCKING.....

HERE IS A LIST OF OTHER AREA ROTARY MEETINGS.....TRY A COUPLE!
(cut & save!)
E-CLUB: Access any day, any time, 24-7! www.rotaryeclubone.org

or visit:

MONDAYS: Henry Noon AT THE MARINA!!(MP FAIRGROUNDS OFFICE DURING WINTER MONTHS);
Wenona -- Noon at the Am. Legion; Spring Valley --7:30 AM at the High Rise
TUESDAYS: Princeton -- 11:45 AM at the Elks Lodge.
WEDNESDAYS: LaSalle -- Noon at Maples in Peru, Ottawa -- Noon at Koolies, and Lacon -- Noon at Club LaCon
. THURSDAYS: -- IV Sunrise, 7:00 AM at Maples; Toluca -- Noon at Mona�s.
. 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! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 30, 2004

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and your GRANSTAND editor hosts tonights FIRST EVER ANNUAL GRANVILLE ROTARY PRE- NEW YEARS STRIP-TRIVIA PARTY NIGHT! But FIRST. APPETIZERS! (Dinner too!!)

Lets join in celebrating the successes of our past year, the great memories we will always have of those we have lost this past year, and the bright horizons of our CENTENNIAL YEAR that lies ahead! HAPPY 2005!

NO ROTARIAN LEFT BEHIND ?

MARY ANN REDSHAW presented last weeks Program on the pros and cons of NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND, explaining that the objectives are good, but the mandates are under-funded and inequitably applied to school districts with special needs students. As Mary Ann predicted, the issues have gained even more media attention this past week -- now we know why!
Thanks for bringing us up to speed, Mary Ann!

ELECTIONS TONIGHT !

MATT HOSTETTER will retain the title of EL PRESIDENTE and MARY ANN REDSHAW is slated as VP, for the 2005-2006 term beginning July 1, 2005! Tonight we elect SIX Board members to serve with them. AND THE NOMINEES ARE.. Brad Acuncius, Sharon Acuncius, Darrell Alleman, Sean Brannon, Cheri CK Cutright, Christina Judd and Mary Ann Redshaw. Nominations remain open until balloting begins --tonight!

Out With The Old, In With NEW (MEAL COSTS)

Our Clover Club hosts have advised us of a $1 price increase effective 1-1-05 to $9 per meal, including coffee/tea, salad, meal, dessert, tax, tip & use of the room. At our request, Chopper has confirmed that this does include tip, and he has agreed to lower our minimum guarantee from 20 to 17. To help offset meals for absent Rotarians, we voted last week to increase the contribution from $1 to $2 per meeting for meetings missed and not made up, billed with the next semi-annual dues statement (Fines still do not apply to senior status board-excused members -- we hope you continue to come whenever you can!).

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 23, 2004

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and MARY ANN REDSHAW goes to the head of the class to present tonights Program on the pros and cons of NO CHILD LEFT BEH|IND. Mary Anns inside track comes from 13 years teaching experience, and 7 years as Principal at Northview Elementary School in Peru.

And Now... Heeeeeres Mary Ann!

MAN OF STEEL PRESENTS PROGRAM

SCOTT SHORE pinch-hosted Larry Priests Program last week, featuring guest Bob Rupcich of ISG Steel with an update on production, new ownership, and what the future holds for the Hennepin plant. Bob started his steel career in 1969 with Republic Steel in his home town of Chicago, eventually landing in Hennepin with LTV, now with ISG (largest in the US) after its purchase of LTV and several other bankrupt steel corporations, -- and possibly soon with MittalSteel (largest in the WORLD!) when it closes on the purchase of ISG next month. Bobs management position now includes everything from computer systems to inventory control, accounts receivable, public relations, and exports -- demonstrating the newer, leaner approach to having less people doing more work!

ELECTION COVERAGE 2005... And 2006 !

MATT HOSTETTER agreed to it, and the current Board met last week, giving a resounding YES to Matts retaining the title of PRESIDENT of Granville Rotary for a second term, beginning next July 1. Long live the President! The non-shift in power results from the recent and untimely resignation of VP Don Gibson as a member of Granville Rotary, due to business pressures.

MARY ANN REDSHAW agreed to it, and now we need a NEW Board to meet and approve Mary Ann as VP for the 2005-2006 term and as Club President the following year, beginning July 1, 2006!

NOMINEES thus far, for six spots on the 2005-2006 Board Of Directors, include (alphabetically): Brad Acuncius, Sharon Acuncius, Darrell Alleman, Sean Brannon, Cheri CK Cutright, Christina Judd and Mary Ann Redshaw. Nominations remain open, with elections tentatively scheduled for DEC. 30!

HAPPY PRE-NEW YEAR !

SCOTT SHORE hosts next weeks Granville Rotary First Annual Pre-New Years Strip-Trivia Quiz Party -- Bring a spouse or friend, an appetizer-to-pass, extra clothing (just kidding) and as much useless knowledge as you can lay your hands on!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 16, 2004

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and SCOTT SHORE has the honor of introducing the Program on behalf of Program Host LARRY PRIEST. Our guest this evening is Bob Rupcich of ISG Steel, with an update on production, new ownership, and what the future holds for the Hennepin plant. WEOCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, BOB RUPCICH!

TIS THE (ELECTION) SEASON !

Due to the resignation of VP Don Gibson, the Current Board must nominate a new VP will will become PRESIDENT beginning July 1. Also, during each December, our Club must elect 6 Board Members, to serve for one year beginning next July 1. From among the six will emerge the NEXT Vice President for 05 - 06, wio will then take office as President on July 1, 2006. ARE YOU INTERESTED YET?

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS

CONGRATS to Bruno Buchholz, Sophia Lenkaitis, Chris Slingsby, Dick Albers, Kay Mills, Darrell Alleman (TWICE!) & Tom Simmons -- all $50 winners in our annual 50-50 Raffle Contest!

OF THE PAST..

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY on December 2 gave us a chance to discuss several events then in the pipeline including our Christmas Party and our Poinsettia Project both now fond memories! Also on the agenda, we received Cathy Os update on our Toys-In-The-Pantry project, and we voted to donate $1.50 per member toward the Rotary International Rose Bowl float, as done in recent years.

The CHRISTMAS PARTY on December 9 was the perfect combination of fellowship fun, good food, and great entertainment, by all accounts! Thankyou, Cathy O, for putting it all together!!

Our annual POINSETTIA PROJECT was a huge hit with all area Senior Citizens, and with the delivery crews as well! Special thanks to CHRIS KUNKEL for taking over the Project when it needed taking over, and to all drivers and deliverers -- and also to COACH SLICK SLINGSBY and his Team of Renowns (Varsity Panther Basketball players, actually) and Rotarians family members, all of whom helped us meet our goal of delivering ALL 600 plants last Saturday morning. We hope to do it all again NEXT year!!!

..AND THE FUTURE!

Dec. 23 -- Mary Ann Redshaw hosts the program; and on
Dec. 30 -- Scott Shore hosts the year-end Program.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 23, 2004

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and MARY ANN REDSHAW goes to the head of the class to present tonights Program on the pros and cons of NO CHILD LEFT BEH|IND. Mary Anns inside track comes from 13 years teaching experience, and 7 years as Principal at Northview Elementary School in Peru.
And Now... Heeeeeres Mary Ann!

MAN OF STEEL PRESENTS PROGRAM

SCOTT SHORE pinch-hosted Larry Priests Program last week, featuring guest Bob Rupcich of ISG Steel with an update on production, new ownership, and what the future holds for the Hennepin plant. Bob started his steel career in 1969 with Republic Steel in his home town of Chicago, eventually landing in Hennepin with LTV, now with ISG (largest in the US) after its purchase of LTV and several other bankrupt steel corporations, -- and possibly soon with MittalSteel (largest in the WORLD!) when it closes on the purchase of ISG next month. Bobs management position now includes everything from computer systems to inventory control, accounts receivable, public relations, and exports -- demonstrating the newer, leaner approach to having less people doing more work!

ELECTION COVERAGE 2005... And 2006 !

MATT HOSTETTER agreed to it, and the current Board met last week, giving a resounding YES to Matts retaining the title of PRESIDENT of Granville Rotary for a second term, beginning next July 1. Long live the President! The non-shift in power results from the recent and untimely resignation of VP Don Gibson as a member of Granville Rotary, due to business pressures.

MARY ANN REDSHAW agreed to it, and now we need a NEW Board to meet and approve Mary Ann as VP for the 2005-2006 term and as Club President the following year, beginning July 1, 2006!

NOMINEES thus far, for six spots on the 2005-2006 Board Of Directors, include (alphabetically): Brad Acuncius, Sharon Acuncius, Darrell Alleman, Sean Brannon, Cheri CK Cutright, Christina Judd and Mary Ann Redshaw. Nominations remain open, with elections tentatively scheduled for DEC. 30!

HAPPY PRE-NEW YEAR !

SCOTT SHORE hosts next weeks Granville Rotary First Annual Pre-New Years Strip-Trivia Quiz Party -- Bring a spouse or friend, an appetizer-to-pass, extra clothing (just kidding) and as much useless knowledge as you can lay your hands on!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 16, 2004

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER has the gavel, and SCOTT SHORE has the honor of introducing the Program on behalf of Program Host LARRY PRIEST. Our guest this evening is Bob Rupcich of ISG Steel, with an update on production, new ownership, and what the future holds for the Hennepin plant.
WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, BOB RUPCICH!

TIS THE (ELECTION) SEASON !

Due to the resignation of VP Don Gibson, the Current Board must nominate a new VP will will become PRESIDENT beginning July 1. Also, during each December, our Club must elect 6 Board Members, to serve for one year beginning next July 1. From among the six will emerge the NEXT Vice President for 05 - 06, who will then take office as President on July 1, 2006.
ARE YOU INTERESTED YET?

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS

CONGRATS to Bruno Buchholz, Sophia Lenkaitis, Chris Slingsby, Dick Albers, Kay Mills, Darrell Alleman (TWICE!) & Tom Simmons -- all $50 winners in our annual 50-50 Raffle Contest!

OF THE PAST

Our CLUB ASSEMBLY on December 2 gave us a chance to discuss several events then in the pipeline including our Christmas Party and our Poinsettia Project both now fond memories! Also on the agenda, we received Cathy Os update on our Toys-In-The-Pantry project, and we voted to donate $1.50 per member toward the Rotary International Rose Bowl float, as done in recent years.

The CHRISTMAS PARTY on December 9 was the perfect combination of fellowship fun, good food, and great entertainment, by all accounts! Thankyou, Cathy O, for putting it all together!!

Our annual POINSETTIA PROJECT was a huge hit with all area Senior Citizens, and with the delivery crews as well! Special thanks to CHRIS KUNKEL for taking over the Project when it needed taking over, and to all drivers and deliverers -- and also to COACH SLICK SLINGSBY and his Team of Renowns (Varsity Panther Basketball players, actually) and Rotarians family members, all of whom helped us meet our goal of delivering ALL 600 plants last Saturday morning. We hope to do it all again NEXT year!!!

AND THE FUTURE!

Dec. 23 -- Mary Ann Redshaw hosts the program; and on
Dec. 30 -- Scott Shore hosts the year-end Program.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 2, 2004

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER calls the shots for tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY! Items on the agenda include next weeks Christmas Party and Poinsettia Deliveries, an update and plea for help for our Toys In The Pantry Project, a look ahead at programs on the horizon, and other good stuff!
Welcome to Granville Rotary!!

IN MEMORY OF VIC LENKAITIS

We have lost yet another great friend and fellow Rotarian with the passing of VIC LENKAITIS on November 21, just three days following our recognition of his 67th birthday. We will always remember Vics smile and sense of humor, his eagerness to participate, his readiness to support worthy endeavors (often with his resounding chorus, I so move!), his determination and the ability that followed to overcome disability, his love of the land, his love of Rotary, and his love of family. Vics last birthday speech says it all, This has been the greatest year in Rotary, ever! With heartfelt condolences to Jane and family, we are now given the opportunity to serve others with even greater resolve and purpose, in the memory of Rotarians whose lives inspire us to serve on.

OUR MOST RECENT PROGRAM

CHERI KLEIN hosted the Program two weeks ago for RAY NAUMANN, bringing us Massage Therapist Louise Torri, RN, of Spring Valley -- and a 2000-year old lesson in relaxation, health & happiness that wasnt even in the book when we were in school! Mrs. Torri described how massage therapy oxygenates tissue, removing toxins while relaxing muscles & relieving stress, with immediate and long-range benefits. Also of interest, we learned that of 136 Illinois Valley massage therapists, over half are graduates of IVCC. Therapists will be licensed by the State after 1-1-05, to close down the unrepeatable part of the competition, leaving only those deserving certification --and a new and better image for the profession.
THANK YOU FOR THE PROGRAM, CHERI!

SEEING THE FUTURE..

Dec. 9--Cathy O. hosts our annual ROTARY N SPOUSE CHRISTMAS PARTY -- 6:00 social & entertainment, 6:30 supper at S.A.M.M.S in Hennepin -- BRING GUESTS!
Dec. 11--Poinsettia Distribution! Meet at MidAmerican at 9am!
Dec. 16 -- Larry Priest. hosts the Program;
Dec. 23 -- Mary Ann Redshaw hosts the program; and on
Dec. 30 -- Scott Shore hosts the year-end Program.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 18, 2004

LITERACY MONTH !

WELCOME! VICE President DON GIBSON leads the way in Matts absence this evening -- and CHERI KLEIN hosts for RAY NAUMANN to bring us tonights program guest, Massage Therapist Louise Torri, RN, of Spring Valley!
WELCOME TO ROTARY!

LAST WEEKS PROGRAM

VIC LENKAITIS hosted ANGIE DUNLAP of the IVCC I-READ Program last week, providing an overview of adult literacy services offered throughout our IVCC District. As the Program Manager for adult literacy services, Angie trains volunteers for adult literacy, English as a second language, workplace literacy skills classes and more. She said that 44 million people in this country lack skills above the 5th grade, and 50 million lack skills above those of an 8th grader. Four million adults in Illinois alone cannot read or write. She emphasized that the problem results in loss of industry and productivity. All services are FREE and many are offered off-site throughout the IVCC territory. Volunteers are always welcome!

COMING RIGHT UP..

Nov. 25 -- NO MEETING;
Dec. 2 - CLUB ASSEMBLY;
Dec. 9--Cathy O. hosts our annual ROTARY N SPOUSE CHRISTMAS PARTY!
Larry P. hosts on Dec. 16;
Mary Ann Redshaw hosts on Dec. 23, and Scott Shore hosts on Dec. 30.

LITERACY PAYS

IN OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL LITERACY WEEK, and while Angie Dunlap was on hand to receive the honors, we presented our check for $100 to I-READbeneficial to all concerned!

CHRISTMAS PARTY DEC. 9

CATHY OLIVERI says plans are set for our Annual Christmas Party, Thursday, December 9 at SAMS (formerly OConnors) in Hennepin! Hors Doerves and entertainment at 6 with a barbershop & comedy quartet, dinner at 7, and lots of fun. BRING GUESTS!!

POINSETTIA ALERT !!

CHRIS KUNKEL says well gather at Van Wingerdens (MidAmerican Growers) at 9 am on Saturday, December 11, to begin deliveries of over 600 plants! (All hands and wheels report)!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 11, 2004


LITERACY MONTH !

WELCOME! President MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonights meeting, and VIC LENKAITIS hosts our program, featuring ANGIE DUNLAP of I-READ! The program, based at IVCC, provides literacy and adult learning opportunities to area residents.
WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

11TH DAY, 11TH MONTH

VETERANS DAY is a time to remember those who have sacrificed throughout history to defend our right to be here today, and to bear in mind that our freedom depends still upon those called to defend us. Service Above Self can have no greater meaning.

CHRISTMAS PARTY DEC. 9

CATHY OLIVERI says plans are set for our Annual Christmas Party, Thursday, December 9 at SAMS (formerly OConnors) in Hennepin! Hors Doerves and entertainment at 6 with a barbershop & comedy quartet, dinner at 7, and lots of fun. BRING GUESTS!!

WELCOME, CHRISTINA !!

CHRISTINA JUDD was inducted into membership last week, proposed by SCOTT SHORE, installed by BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, pinned by KRISTA STOKKE, and officially welcomed by PRESIDENT MATT and each of us in attendance. Christina is a graduate of PCHS, IVCC, UofI, and NIU Law School, practicing with Boyle, Goldsmith & Bolin & serving as Asst Public Defender.
CONGRATULATIONS, CHRISTINA -- ENJOY ROTARY!

CLUB ASSEMBLY

Worthy of note from the various items on the agenda last week: (1) COW PIE PAST -- The Club voted to send a $25 thank you to Kevin Kunkel for providing BRITT for our October 31 event. It was agreed that we need to be MUCH more organized on the sale of tickets next time around, and that the honor of distributing, selling and receiving tickets back is one worthy of being SHARED!
(2) COW PIE FUTURE -- At GRANVILLE DAYS next June 11-12!
(3) BINGO THE OLD WAY -- Marks Celebration Committee has asked that we consider running a BINGO TENT during their event September 23-25. Though several volunteers enlisted, we agreed to first investigate material costs, state license fees, profit split, etc..

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 4, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda: Cow Pie Recap; Literacy Support; Advance Planning for Poinsettia Distribution and upcoming Programs & Events!

UNDER THE WEATHER..

Last weeks program, intended to have been Dog Groomer Lisa Serafini as guest of VIC LENKAITIS, was sidetracked due to the illnesses of both Host and Presenter! Best wishes to both of you for a speedy recovery!!!!!

NEW MEMBER !!

CHRISTINA JUDD has been approved by the Board and membership for induction tonight or as soon as convenient. Entering with the classification of Attorney At Law! Proposed by Scott Shore, Christina is a graduate of PCHS, IVCC, U of I undergraduate, and NIU Law School. She is an associate attorney in the Hennepin firm of Boyle, Goldsmith & Bolin and also serves as assistant Putnam County Public Defender.
WELCOME TO ROTARY, CHRISTINA !!!

PIE SQUARED

BRITT THE COW relieved herself (and we felt pretty relieved too!) after just 23 minutes of wandering around our 450-square grid last Sunday at Hopkins Park. And the winners are . Rena Villalobos of Streator, receiving the grand prize of $1,000 on a ticket sold by DON GIBSON! Winners of the ten $100 drawings included: Richard Fiedler, Dave Thompson, Cheri Klein and Gene Kunkel, all of Granville, Chris George and Amy Moller of McNabb, Connor Lenkaitis of Rochelle, Pete Bellino of Standard, Andy Washilesky of Peru and our own Cheri CK Cutright! Meanwhile, WE net approximately $2,200 and lots of good will!!!
A BIG THANK YOU to all who helped organize, sell, buy, draw the grid, and otherwise participate to make this event a success -- with special thanks to KEVIN KUNKEL for providing and BRITT!

GET YOUR PROGRAMS HERE !

Kay Mills hosts Nov. 11;
On Nov. 18 Ray Naumann (via Cheri Klein) will host Massage Therapist Louise Torri, RN, of Spring Valley;
Nov. 25 -- NO MEETING;
Dec. 2 - CLUB ASSEMBLY;
Dec. 9--Cathy O. hosts our annual ROTARY N SPOUSE CHRISTMAS PARTY!
Larry P. hosts on Dec. 16;
Mary Ann Redshaw hosts on Dec. 23,
and Scott Shore hosts on Dec. 30.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 28, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT MATT HOSTETTER presides and VIC LENKAITIS hosts our Program Guest LISA SERAFINI -- dog groomer extraordinaire, highly recommended by Riley & Pake Lenkaitis!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, LISA!

NO TAXATION WITHOUTPRESENTATION !

JANE LENKAITIS had the honor of hosting PUTNAM COUNTY TREASURER KEVIN KUNKEL last week for a dollars-and-cents look at what happens to our annual local tax offerings. Kevin was also kind enough to answer our questions regarding the lateness of tax bills, the effect of the school referendum, the impact of the wetlands initiative in Hennepin, and more. THANK YOU, JANE, FOR HOSTING A TAXING --BUT INFORMATIVE-- PROGRAM!

THANK YOU, BRUCE !!

Our thanks to BRUCE FILBRANDT for wood-crafting a new home for our Rotarian Badges -- Now lets put it to good use !

PIE TIME !

BRITT THE COW will do her thing this Sunday -- 1pm -- Hopkins Park! Turn in all tickets -- sold OR unsold! [NOTE: if a ticket is sold but not turned in, and that ticket number is re-sold and wins, the SECOND purchaser gets the dough! ALSO NOTE: You get to pay for any tickets not turned in & not re-sold.]

SIGN, SIGN.EVERYWHERE A SIGN !

THEYRE UP ! With the help of many semi-pro sign-putter-uppers, our Rotary Centennial Welcome to Putnam County Sign Project is COMPLETE! All with our fondest memories of Bill Klein who chaired the event and led the charge, our Club also owes a BIG thank you to those who participated in planting the six signs -- and to Frank Kettman, Stanley Foote, Rich Kinney, Dons railroad connections, IDOT, Henry Rotarian Eric Swartz, and our own Darrell Alleman, for making the placement of these signs possible!

PROSPECTIVE MEMBER WINS BOARD OK

THE BOARD voted last week to approve Scott Shores proposal of Attorney CHRISTINA JUDD for membership--Club members now have 7 days to voice dissent (if any), absent which Christina can be installed as a member of the Granville Rotary Club next week!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 21, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT MATT HOSTETTER hosts tonights meeting and JANE LENKAITIS hosts PUTNAM COUNTY TREASURER KEVIN KUNKEL as tonights Program Guest! Kevin claims to know WHERE our tax dollars go and says hes willing to tell US!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, KEVIN!

DOUBLE FEATURE

SCOTT SHORE had the honor of introducing CHRIS KUNKELs Program Guest last week, bringing us LaSalle Rotarian & AG DANIRA PARRA ---and not one but TWO great programs! On the topic of Costa Rica, Danira talked about her two trips to the northern sands and remote southern jungles of that country with the District 6420 well-digging, water-providing expedition, soon to provide literacy support too! Our Club has supported this project from its inception -- and now we know WHY!
THENIn Program #2, Danira tried out some fresh Assistant Governor material using a game-show format to help acquaint new members with some of the finer points of ROTARY!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED

Scott Shore proposes Attorney CHRISTINA JUDD of Hennepin as a member of Granville Rotary. The Board now meets and announces its result to the Club, then the Clubs membership has 7 days to react, and a new member can be installed as a member at the next meeting after the Boards first announcement.

COW PIE OH SWEET COW PIE

How do we love thee, cow pie.SHOW YOUR LOVE! We need to boost ticket sales THIS WEEK to make a profit!!!

GET YOUR PROGRAMS HERE !

THIS SATURDAY -- Centennial Sign Planting Rt. 29, 9:30 am!
Vic hosts next week, Oct. 28; COW PIE BINGO, Sun, Oct. 31!!!!
Nov. 4 - CLUB ASSEMBLY;
Kay Mills hosts Nov. 11 (Vets Day);
Nov. 18 -- Ray Naumanns Program hosted by Cheri Klein, presenting Massage Therapist Louise Torri, RN, of Spring Valley
Nov. 25 -- NO MEETING (Thanksgiving!)
CLUB ASSEMBLY Dec. 2;
Cathy O. hosts our annual ROTARY N SPOUSE CHRISTMAS PARTY on Dec. 9!
-- Larry P. hosts on Dec. 16;
Mary Ann Redshaw hosts on Dec. 23,
and Scott Shore hosts the last Program of the year on Dec. 30.
TELL SCOTT WHAT YOUR PROGRAM WILL BE ASAP!]

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 14, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT MATT HOSTETTER hosts tonights meeting and SCOTT SHORE has the honor of introducing CHRIS KUNKELs Program Guest -- LaSalle Rotarian DANIRA PARRA! Among the many, many interesting vocational and avocational hats Danira wears, from founder of a local center serving the Hispanic community to food pantry activist, from minister to District Assistant Governor, from court translator to animal welfare advocate, Danira has also tried on the hat and hiking boots of Costa Rican explorer, aiding our Rotary Districts efforts to provide potable water and eventually better educational resources to those desperately in need. Tonight, Danira will share with us the story of the Costa Rica Project.
WELCOME BACK TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, DANIRA!

LAST WEEK IN BEAUTIFUL DOWNTOWN MARK

Following an abbreviated CLUB ASSEMBLY update on the topics of centennial sign planting, and COW PIE BINGO, we were treated to President MATTs program on homeowners insurance -- with lots of advice and good answers to tough questions as to what IS enough! Thanks Matt, for an informative program!!

CLUB BUBBLES

Discussed last week:
CATHY O presented us with a very current financial statement -- still in the BLACK! Thank you, Cathy!!
CHERI KLEIN reported that the Memorial Scholarship Fund created in Bills memory has already amassed $4,250! Bill would be -- and is likely -- very honored and very proud of the effort. More news coming as to scholarship criteria.
COW PIE BINGO tickets need to be turned in by TONIGHT so we see what we have to do to sell the rest of the tickets!

GET YOUR PROGRAMS HERE !

Next Tuesday -- Centennial Sign Planting (weather permitting) -- meet at the county line at Rt. 29 south of Putnam at 4:30 pm!
Jane Lenkaitis hosts Oct. 21;
Vic hosts on Oct. 28;
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 -- COW PIE BINGO!
November 4 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY;
November 11 (Veterans Day) -- Kay Mills hosts;
November 18 -- Ray Naumanns Program hosted by Cheri Klein presenting Massage Therapist Louise Torri, RN, of Spring Valley
November 25 -- NO MEETING (Thanksgiving!)
December: CLUB ASSEMBLY Dec. 2;
Cathy O. hosts on Dec. 9,
-- Larry P. hosts on Dec. 16;
Mary Ann Redshaw hosts on Dec. 23, and
Scott Shore hosts the last Program of the year on Dec. 30.

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

October 7, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT MATT HOSTETTER hosts tonights meeting AND Program! Well have an abbreviated CLUB ASSEMBLY to discuss completion of our centennial sign planting, how things look (or smell) for COW PIE BINGO, Upcoming Programs, and Whats NEXT for membership development!? Then onto the Program, derailed a couple weeks ago ----- EVERYthing we need to know about homeowners insurance!

LAST WEEKS HAPPY THOUGHTS

Your bulletin editors program last week, entitled HOW TO AVOID THE DEATH PENALTY WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, shared this writers insights (but not his personal views, sorry) on what became of the death penalty in Illinois, and why. With the advent of new testing procedures, DNA and forensic evidence capable of freeing death row inmates, many new reforms will be necessary to restore public confidence in capital punishment. Reforms include extra training for counsel and judges handling death penalty cases, state funding of prosecution and defense costs, video recording of line-ups and confessions, and many others.

GET YOUR PROGRAMS HERE !

This Saturday -- Centennial Sign Planting (weather permitting) -- meet at Anderson Microfilming at 9am !
NEXT WEEK -- Chris Kunkels Program hosted by Scott Shore, tentatively featuring LaSalle Rotarian DANIRA PARRA!
October 21 -- Jane Lenkaitis;
October 28 -- Vic Lenkaitis;
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 -- COW PIE BINGO!
November 4 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY;
November 11 (Veterans Day) -- Kay Mills;
November 18 -- Ray Naumanns Program hosted by Cheri Klein presenting Massage Therapist Louise Torri, RN, of Spring Valley
November 25 -- NO MEETING due to Thanksgiving!
December 2 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY;
December 9 -- Cathy Oliveri;
December 16 -- Larry Priest;
December 23 -- Mary Ann Redshaw;
December 30 -- Scott Shore.And then comes 2005!

MORE LUCKY WINNERS NETTING $50 EACH!

RECENT 50-50 RAFFLE WINNERS INCLUDE: JANE LENKAITIS (TWICE!);
MOLLY BOYD;
KIM CUTRIGHT;
THE CLUB (unsold ticket);
ZACH ANSTETH;
and
DICK ALBERS!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

Sept. 30, 2004

WELCOME! SCOTT SHORE hosts tonights meeting including special greetings to any and all guests & new Rotarians among us, AND the Program weve all been waiting for. HOW TO AVOID THE DEATH PENALTY WITHOUT REALLY TRYING!

WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

LAST WEEKS THEATRICALS

KIM KETTMANs Program took us to the Putnam County High School last week for the PC Education Foundations Fall Fundraiser production, The Last Resort! All for a good cause -- AND we got to see our own LARRY PRIEST at his VERY best! Other Rotary family talent included SHARON PRIEST and LAURA WILSON!

TIMES OF THE SIGNS

One more Rotary Centennial Welcome to PC Sign is up-- at 18/26 -- we meet again this Saturday to erect (hopefully) 3 more!?!

TOP TEN REASONS TO JOIN GRANVILLE ROTARY

Number 10: The SECRET of Rotarys success -- brief, efficient and ENJOYABLE weekly meetings members WANT to attend, even without required attendance!
Number 9: We enjoy friendships & share in projects with people we otherwise wouldnt meet!
Number 8: Whenever we meet, we EAT! Dinner, fellowship, drawings, Club project updates, AND a program of local or vocational interest -- all in 90 minutes or less!
Number 7: Our projects are FUN -- Even our FUNDRAISERS are FUN!
Number 6: Its truly a world-wide membership -- enjoy attending Rotary ANYWHERE in the world, near or far, any time!
Number 5: What chance does a person otherwise have to impact the entire planet through world health, humanities, and international exchange programs -- programs in which we actually participate??!
Number 4: We get stuff DONE -- nothing tabled til next month!
Number 3: Any members idea can become a CLUB PROJECT!
Number 2: Were the ONLY Club that is totally inclusive, non-political, non-religious, county-wide, serving the ideals of vocational excellence, community service, and world peaceand
NUMERO UNO: Where else could you hear such beautiful singing??

WELCOME TO ROTARY

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

Sept. 23, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonights meeting and KIM KETTMANs Program takes to the Putnam County High School, and several decades back in time for the PC Education Foundations Fall Fundraiser production, The Last Resort! Enjoy the trip!!!

ROTARY MOURNS AN IMMEASURABLE LOSS

There are no words sufficient to describe our sorrow, or worthy to convey to Cheri and family our condolences, upon the loss on Sunday, September 5, 2004, of Rotarian, twice Past President, Paul Harris Fellow, Foundation Benefactor, and most of all, friend, Bill Klein. We will remember him always, and we will miss him dearly.

In Bills memory, Cheri has established a new Granville Rotary scholarship fund, to which we are encouraged to direct our donations. More information to follow.

Also in Bills memory, and certainly as Bill would have it, it is now time for us to build on his legacy in the service projects, vocational strengthening and community fellowship of his and our Rotary Club.

NEW MEMBER INSTALLED !

MARY ANN REDSHAW was installed as a Granville Rotarian last week in ceremonies conducted by past-but-still-great Chaplain BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, Secretary SCOTT SHORE, President and Proposer MATT HOSTETTER, and now Chaplain (and pinner extraordinaire) KRISTA STOKKE! Mary Ann is a St. Bede Graduate, originally from Cherry and now of Granville, receiving along the way her Assoc. Degree at IVCC, Bachelors at U of I, and a Masters at NIU! She has taught for 13 years and has been Principal for 7 years at Northview Elementary School in Peru, earning the Rotary classification of Elementary Education Administration!

WELCOME TO ROTARY, MARY ANN REDSHAW!

WHATS COMING UP

CENTENNIAL SIGN PLANTING THIS SATURDAY 9AM -- meet behind Anderson Microfilming!
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE NEXT WEEK -- 9/30!
CLUB ASSEMBLY & Matts Program on 10/7.
CHRIS KUNKEL hosts on 10/14, JANE LENKAITIS on 10/21, and
VIC LENKAITIS on 10/28 !
ALSO NOTE: COW PIE BINGO is rescheduled to 10/31, 1:00 PM -- Keep selling!!!

Needed: YOUR help-- by inviting potential members to join us here next week!!!!!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 8, 2004

WELCOME! Tonights Program is hosted by SHARON ACUNCIUS, welcoming BRUCE FILBRANDT to share with us the finer points of arrowhead collecting!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, BRUCE!

CLUB TALK

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY last week, chaired by VP DON GIBSON, provided the following news and commentary:

(1) NEXT WEEK -- we voted to move our meeting and Darrell Allemans Program from Thursday to WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 AT THE MP FAIR HENRY ROTARY KICK-OFF DINNER -- Meet there 5:30, eat at 6PM, $6 each -- SPOUSES, GUESTS & FAMILIES WELCOME -- & HELP SUPPORT THE FAIR!

(2) MEMBERSHIP MEETING -- correction to JULY 29, tentatively 6pm at Veterans Park, bratwurst & more, Seans cookin, details to follow -- LINE UP POTENTIAL MEMBERS ASAP!

(3) SOUNDS OF SUMMER REPORT: Good weather but a light turn-out, Approx. $1,000 ($50 ahead of 2003, and 80 spare bratwurst) net to us, from which well donate 15% to the Conservation District. Our thanks to LARRY & SHARON PRIEST for running the smoothest operation ever -- and to all who pitched in to make it work! And SHARON ACUNCIUS face-painting scheme netted some very cute faces AND $50 in donations for POLIO ERADICATION!! Thank you, Sharon!!!

(3) KOPS FOR KIDS REPORT -- The two bikes we donated as prizes for the Sheriffs annual young-uns fishing derby were won by LILLY WINK and BRANDON REHN! We received a personal thank you from the Sheriff two weeks ago, and a written note this week, appreciating our support.

(4) TREAS. CATHY OLIVERI provided us with a quarterly report last week, leaving us in the black, but not in the dark, on Club finances -- Thank you, Cathy!!

(5) COWPIE PROSPECTS -- Larry was assigned the task of finding a possible landing pad for Pansys volunteer efforts, at the Hennepin Methodist Churchs Harvest Home Festival-- but the report back now indicates thats not an option.

(6) DUES -- The Board will meet to review semi-annual dues, most recently at $4O, to cover legislated increases higher in the food chain, effective next January.

THE FUTURE OF ROTARY....

NEXT WEEK--MEET WEDNESDAY AT THE MP FAIR-- 5:30PM!
JULY 22 -- JENO hosts State Fire Marshall James Tunney of Mark!
JULY 29 -- MEMBERSHIP DRIVE picnic -- BRING PROSPECTS!

http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/doc/images/lines/yl_bar.gif WELCOME TO ROTARY !

July 1, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT MATT HOSTETTER swings the gavel tonight for his first at bat as our new PRESIDENT! Tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY sets the pace for an action-packed year ahead. On the agenda: SOUNDS OF SUMMER REPORT; KOPS FOR KIDS REPORT; CENTENNIAL PROJECT UPDATE; 50-50 COLLECTION STATUS; MEMBERSHIP MEETING PLANS FOR JULY 22; COW PIE BINGO?; NEW DUES BLUES; and _____________________(your thoughts here!)
WELCOME, ALL!

INSTALLATION NITE HIGHLIGHTS

LAST WEEKS INSTALLATION NITE at Rolandos proved to be a super-centennial event, as we thanked DEBBIE BUFFINGTON for leading us through an incredibly great year, and installed MATT HOSTETTER as our new Pres.! Debbie was presented with a plaque and clock expressing our thanks, a past pres. pin, and a Jane Lenkaitis Original (and incredible) scrapbook of the past year! We also honored those with perfect attendance, our Paul Harris Fellows and Sustaining Members, and our SERVICE ABOVE SELF honoree, MAYBELLE MORRIS..& a good time was had by all!!

TWO WEEKS AGO

SHERIFF KEVIN DOYLE was hosted by BRAD ACUNCUIS last week to report on the progress of construction of Putnam County's new jail and 911 facilities -- hoped to be in use by early October -- providing five thousand square feet of office and jail space, with greater security for transporting, booking and housing up to 6 prisoners for short stays awaiting court hearings. A new telephone service replacing the 23-year-old system now in use, and added technology, will also allow the Sheriff to upgrade our current 911 system to "Enhanced 911" providing instant identification and location mapping of callers. The Sheriff also thanked us for our donation of two bicycles for the "Kops for Kids" fishing derby, held June 26.
Thanks for hosting a very informative program, Brad !!!

NEXT WEEKS MEETING -- SHARON ACUNCIUS HOSTS!
JULY 15 -- DARRELL ALLEMAN HOSTS (WITH OPTIONS!)
JULY 22--MEMBERSHIP PICNIC--NEW MEMBERS NEEDED!

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FAIR -- AND ENJOY ROTARY!

Henry Rotary will again host the MP FAIR Kick-Off Dinner, Wednesday, July 14 from 4-7 pm. Just $5 / person -- and its a make up! See Darrell for tickets! p>

WELCOME TO ROTARY

INSTALLATION NITE 2004!

JUNE 24, 2004

AND WELCOME TO ROLANDOS!
President DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights celebration of a GREAT year of service and fellowship, and the launching of a new Rotary year with new Officers and a new Board! Our Club offers thanks to Debbie and the Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairs, who extended hand AND heart to make the past year a success in EVERY way!

Our congratulations and special thanks to: Debbie Buffington, Pres.
Don Gibson, Board Member
Matt Hostetter, Vice Pres.
Cheri Klein, Board Member
Brad Acuncius, Board Member
Krista Stokke, Board Member
Danielle Stoddard, Board Member
Marty Yauch, Board Member
AND our Club pledges to make the coming year ANOTHER Granville Rotary success, under the able leadership of:
Matt Hostetter, President
Cheri Klein, Board Member
Don Gibson, Vice President
Chris Slingsby, Board Member
Jeno Bonucchi, Board Member
Krista Stokke, Board Member
Deb Buffington, Board Member
Marty Yauch, Board Member

A SPECIAL GUEST

Among our many guests tonight, we are privileged to welcome the unsinkable MAYBELLE MORRIS, who has survived -- in good spirits -- the dubious distinction of being ground zero during the April 20 tornado .. and seeing the whole event through her kitchen window! Maybelle has also survived THIRTY SEVEN YEARS as a favorite ROTARY SPOUSE of Granville Rotary, as much a part of our Club as was DICK MORRIS, Charter Member and beloved friend of all Rotarians who knew him.

PARTICIPATION IS THE KEY !

Tonight we also recognize all members whose regular attendance has added the key to our Clubs success on all fronts. SPECIAL CONGRATS to our members with PERFECT ATTENDANCE all year: CK (1yr+),
MATT (1 yr),
DEBBIE (3 yrs),
CATHY (10 yrs),
LARRY (16 yrs),
TOM (18 yrs),
SCOTT (19 yrs),
REED (27 yrs), and
CHARTER YEAR MEMBERS JENO BONUCCHI & BRUNO BUCHHOLZ
-- each with 37 consecutive years perfect attendance!!

A great year lies ahead as we embark upon Rotarys CENTENNIAL YEAR with the theme, CELEBRATE ROTARY!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JUNE 17, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting, and Program Host BRAD ACUNCIUS hosts SHERIFF KEVIN DOYLE for an update on the soon-to-be-completed PUTNAM COUNTY JAIL, SHERIFFS OFFICE & 9-1-1 FACILITIES!

Welcome, Sheriff Doyle, to Granville Rotary!

LAST WEEKS TRAVELS

MARTY YAUCH hosted KAREN RICHARDSON & JANICE BRANNON last week, to tell us about their recent travels to EGYPT this past January. The duo had the amazing opportunity to travel with world-renowned Egyptologists, as they visited ancient sites and even explored the interior of a pyramid. Janice is co-owner of Seven Wonders Travel, a travel agency that specializes in Mid-East travel to Arabic countries, and has made the trip approximately 100 times!
Thanks for hosting a GREAT program, Marty!!!

INSTALLATION NIGHT -- -- JUNE 24!
SOUNDS OF SUMMER -- JUNE 26-27

KOPS & KIDS

We voted last week to again support the KOPS & KIDS fishing derby, donating two bicycles for the boys & girls grand prize gifts. Best Wishes To Sheriff Doyle & company for a successful event!

50-50 TAKES FLIGHT

All raffle tickets are accounted for, though some are not paid. If you still have stubs and/or money, get it to CATHY or VIC pronto!

SEEING INTO THE FUTURE

DEBBIE BUFFINGTON hosts our annual INSTALLATION NITE program NEXT WEEK at Rolandos (6:30 social, 7:00 dinner) --June 24! $15 per person, stuffed Cornish hen & all the trimmings, guests welcome!
SOUNDS OF SUMMER -- JUNE 26-27!
CLUB ASSEMBLY July 1;
SHARON ACUNCIUS hosts July 8;
DARRELL ALLEMAN hosts July 15;
JENO BONUCCHI hosts July 22;
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE GUEST NITE July 27;
CLUB ASSEMBLY August 5;
SEAN BRANNON hosts August 12;
BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosts August 19;
DEBBIE BUFFINGTON hosts on August 26;
CLUB ASSEMBLY (& Chicken!) September 2 !

Please inform your Bull. Editor of your Program asap!!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JUNE 10, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting, and Program Host MARTY YAUCH brings us KAREN RICHARDSON & JANICE BRANNON to tell us about their recent travels to EGYPT (!)

Welcome, All, To Granville Rotary!

PROGRAMS-GET YER PROGRAMS HERE!

BRAD ACUNCIUS hosts SHERIFF KEVIN DOYLE next week to tell us about the soon-to-be jail and 911 facility (BRING GUESTS!!);

DEBBIE BUFFINGTON hosts our annual INSTALLATION NITE program at Rolandos (6:30 social, 7:00 dinner) on June 24!

First CLUB ASSEMBLY of the new year on July 1, followed by SHARON ACUNCIUS program on July 8;

DARRELL ALLEMAN hosts on July 15,

JENO BONUCCHI hosts on July 22;

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE GUEST NITE July 27;

CLUB ASSEMBLY on August 5;

SEAN BRANNON hosts the Program on August 12;

BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosts on August 19; and

DEBBIE BUFFINGTON hosts on August 26.

Please inform your Bull. Editor of your Program asap!!

A S S E M B L Y L I N E

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY last week covered a lot of territory..

(1) CENTENNIAL PROJECT UPDATE: Debbie still checking with IDOT person Tom Schaeffer for confirmation of our authority to place our WELCOME TO PUTNAM COUNTY Centennial signs -- then will come the post-hole-diggers!!

(2) SOUNDS OF SUMMER -- June 26-27. The Committee met after hours last Thursday to determine prices and quantities, hoping for a bigger crowd based on PCCD predictions. The Committee has also checked out the supplies inventory in storage.

(3) TORNADO RELIEF -- We voted to give $2000 to cover little leagues lost equipment and supplies, after confirmation from Program Coordinator Dan Cioni and Mayor Bob Borri of what is or is not covered, stipulating that any other or excess reimbursement from their loss will be donated back for park equipment upgrades.

(4) MEMBERSHIP MEETING -- July 29, with a possible picnic! -- bring guests to help us usher in RIs CENTENNIAL YEAR!

(5) 50-50 -- First draw of the new batch of tickets tonight! Any ticket drawn for which stubs have not been returned, reverts back to the Club -- leftovers on sale now -- 50 cents less after each drawing.

(6) POKER RUN -- fundraiser for Toys In The Pantry & PC Food Pantry is set for July 11. JOIN THE FUN ---Volunteers needed !!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JUNE 3, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights chicken-picken CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda: Tornado Recovery; 50-50; Centennial Project; Sounds of Summer; Installation Nite; Membership, and more!
Welcome, All, To Granville Rotary!

ONE WEEK AGO

FIFTY FIFTY -- Congratulations, Ann Kettman! (Will Ann get to keep the money?? Will Kim get two more tickets sold?? Stay tuned!)

MEMBERSHIP MEETING -- July 29, with a possible picnic! ---especially if we still have bratwurst etc on hand from Sounds of Summer! Meanwhile, bring guests -- Good time to bring in new members as we approach the start of a new ROTARY year -- and Rotary Internationals CENTENNIAL YEAR, at that!

POKER RUN -- fundraiser for our Toys In The Pantry Project and the PC Food Pantry -- is set for July 11. JOIN THE FUN !!

USER-FRIENDLY PROGRAM GUIDE

MARTY YAUCH will host KAREN RICHARDSON AND JANICE BRANNON to tell us where in the world they have been, on June 10 -- bring guests!! BRAD ACUNCIUS hosts on June 17 and DEBBIE BUFFINGTON hosts our annual INSTALLATION NITE program at Rolandos, on June 24! We have our first CLUB ASSEMBLY of the new year on July 1, followed by SHARON ACUNCIUS program on July 8, DARRELL ALLEMAN on July 15, JENO BONUCCHI on July 22; Our MEMBERSHIP DRIVE GUEST NITE will be held on July 27; CLUB ASSEMBLY on August 5; SEAN BRANNON hosts the Program on August 12, BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosts on August 19, and DEBBIE BUFFINGTON hosts on August 26.

--Inform Bull. Editor of your Program asap!!

SOUNDS OF SUMMER

JUST 3 WEEKS AWAY !! Well need all men, women and children -- Saturday, June 26 (11am to 7pm) and Sunday, June 27, (10am to 6pm). More news & sign-up sheets coming, but meanwhile, MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR JUNE 26-27 !

HELP! 50-50 tickets are still available -- PLEASE TAKE MORE!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MAY 27, 2004

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting. Our Program Schedule is still a work in progress to resume following next weeks Club Assembly.
Welcome, All, To Granville Rotary!

LAST WEEKS PROGRAM

KRISTA STOKKE took on her own program last week, to tell us about the good deeds of HABITAT FOR HUMANITY and the local 3-county affiliate, founded in 1996, of which Pastor Krista is President. The organization embarks to build a home somewhere in the world every 26 minutes, to be sold to the homeowner at rock-bottom cost with local lender participation to negate all interest. In selecting a home to meet local standards, the group looks for simplicity and efficiency and a LOT of volunteer spirit! Prospective homeowners get into the act too, providing 500 hours sweat equity either to assist in building their home or in service to the organization. The group is currently looking for a place in Streator for its next building site. Good Luck --- and thanks, Krista!!!

FUTURE PROGRAMS ON TAP

CLUB ASSEMBLY on June 3;
MARTY YAUCH on June 10;
BRAD ACUNCIUS on June 17 and
DEBBIE BUFFINGTON has the honor of setting up our annual INSTALLATION NITE program at Rolandos, on June 24!

Please keep the Bull. Editor informed as to your Program !!

NEWS NOTES.

CENTENNIAL PROJECT REPORT -- The Welcome To Putnam County signs are in and ready for planting! Meanwhile, Debbie is attempting to get a full OK from IDOT for placement of the signs.

COW PIE BINGO needs a place to land as there will not be a Granville Days event this year. Cow PETUNIA is ready to go anywhere, any time, both of which (where and when) are still open questions. CATHY O. is checking on the possibility of coordinating a joint event with UCC Church and hopes to report soon.

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS.. MICHAEL BRANDT (CKs dad), JEANNE ALLEMAN, CHARLOTTE LENKAITIS, NANCY CARLSON, RAY NOLASCO, and DON GIBSON!!!! Congrats, all!

MAY 20, 2004

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting, and KRISTA STOKKE brings us tonights program on HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, and the work of the LaSalle-Bureau-Putnam Affiliate, in which our resident Rev serves as President!

Welcome, All, To Granville Rotary!

VOCATIONAL INTRODUCTION

SEAN stepped up to the Vocational Service plate last week to tell us how he came to his profession -- Turns out it takes a lot of education, hard work experience, and a supportive family! Thanks, Sean !!!

FUTURE PROGRAMS ON TAP

REED WILSON on May 27;
CLUB ASSEMBLY on June 3;
MARTY YAUCH on June 10;
BRAD ACUNCIUS on June 17 and
DEBBIE BUFFINGTON has the honor of setting up our annual INSTALLATION NITE program, likely at Rolandos, on June 24!
Please keep the Bull. Editor informed as to your Program !!

ROTARY AWARDS PRESENTED

DEBBIE BUFFINGTON very ably represented our Club at the PCHS AWARDS ASSEMBLY last Friday, to present our KNUTE HAMMEL, CO-OP STUDENT OF THE YEAR and STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARDS! Winners of these Rotary honors included: TARYN BROWN, $500 Knute Hammel Memorial Scholarship Award; Maleaha Hayward, $100 Co-Op Student Of The Year Award, and the following Student Service Above Self winners (Juniors with strong academics, community service, and perfect attendance in the month prior to receipt): Adam Ossola, Eric Straughn, Daniel Shore, David Stickel, Tomi Nauman, Rachel Strzelecki and Matthew Lunger -- and each may designate the charity of his / her chosing to receive a $50 gift from our Club.
Congrats to all recipients!

TORNADO RECOVERY REPORT

WERE ALMOST THERE! Just $100 more from members of Granville Rotary, matched by Bill and Dons generous offer, and were OVER THE TOP of our $3,000 goal! Our thanks to all who contributed in dollars or deeds to help in the recovery efforts.

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MAY 13, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting, program unknown but we did set up a schedule for future programs at last weeks CLUB ASSEMBLY.
Welcome, All, To Granville Rotary!

FUTURE PROGRAMS ON TAP

KRISTA STOKKE on May 20;
REED WILSON on May 27;
CLUB ASSEMBLY on June 3;
MARTY YAUCH on June 10;
BRAD ACUNCIUS on June 17 and DEBBIE BUFFINGTON has the honor of setting up our annual INSTALLATION NITE program, likely at Rolandos, on June 24!
Please keep your Bull. Editor informed as to what your Program will be!!

ROTARY AWARDS TO BE PRESENTED

DEBBIE BUFFINGTON will appear on or behalf tomorrow at PCHS to present our KNUTE HAMMEL, CO-OP STUDENT OF THE YEAR and STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARDS! Congrats to all recipients, whose names will be listed next bulletin!

TORNADO RECOVERY REPORT.

KAREN RICHARDSON, Granville Treasurer, was on hand last week to update us on tornado recovery efforts, advising us that most public works damage will be covered by insurance, but the exceptions may still be costly including all concession stand equipment and inventory as well as the baseball equipment housed in the ball parks concession stand, public address system and park lights, reportedly NOT covered. Cathy will check with Dan Cioni for details and to see where our dollars may be of most help.

We have also been advised that the elementary school situation is tenuous at best, and homeowners including our own Kay Mills and MayBelle Morris and shop owner Paula Gibson are among those hard at work on clean-up and rebuilding, and we wish them all well with a standing offer to help in any way we can.

Meanwhile our Clubs Recovery Fund continues to grow in dollars AND potential! Our thanks to all who continue to add to the fund, and to Bill Klein and Don Gibson for continuing to each match our members contributions to it! We have received notes of appreciation from Sue Evans, Title I Reading Teacher, and from Adriane Shore, Developmental Preschool Teacher for helping in the emergency relocation of their classes.

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MAY 6, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY, with a full-plate agenda including post-tornado needs, an AFTERGLOW wrap-up, PCHS Awards including Student Service Above Self, Vocational Award and Knute Hammel Scholarship, future program line-up, and MORE!
Welcome, All, To Granville Rotary!

DISTRICT CONFERENCE REPORT

SCOTT & ADRIANE SHORE represented the Club at the ROTARY DISTRICT 6420 CONFERENCE last weekend at THE MARK in Moline, carting along a complete Granville Rotary display of 2003-2004 accomplishments, our last Rotary Scrapbook, and our gift DVD player for the silent auction. The Conference was well-managed, on time, with great fellowship and even great food! Highlights included presentations by our Ambassadorial Scholars and Youth Exchange Students, as well as programs on Polio Eradication and promotional hype for next years Rotary International 100th birthday bash -- IN CHICAGO!! It will DEFINITELY be worth attending and it will never be closer!!!!!!

RECOVERY FUND PICKS UP STEAM!

We voted last week to add certain guidelines to our use of the Tornado Recovery Assistance Fund we established two weeks ago, specifying that priority will be given to community-wide disaster-relief needs, requests are to be directed to VP Matt Hostetter, requests needing immediate attention may be funded upon consent of three board members, and any funds eventually remaining in the account will be used to replace lost trees in town.
The Fund has already been put to good use with a $250 emergency grant to help relocate the Title I Reading Program. CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FUND continue to roll in, and match offers up to $1,000 each from BILL KLEIN and DON GIBSON covering donations by Granville Rotarians are sure to boost the total -- Thank you, Bill and Don!
More info on the fund and possible uses, tonight!

AFTER THE AFTERGLOW

Further reports on the AFTERGLOWs great success: 122 came, including 26 who had not signed up, and 56 stayed to the very end! We gave away 110 Afterglow t-shirts. Thank-yous will be sent to firemen & other volunteers -- let us know who should be on the list! A great time was had by all ----- thanks to everyones hard work!

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

APRIL 29, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting, with time allotted for discussion of recovery in the wake of last weeks tornado damage, and a review of the AFTERGLOW CARNIVAL! Welcome, All, To Granville Rotary!

TWO LONG WEEKS AGO

SCOTT SHORE presented his JURY SELECTION sequel to the prior program episode on Judicial Selection! Discussion included the how and why not of avoiding jury service, how jurors are selected to serve, and methods by which the courts can make jury service more user-friendly. The Club was then divided into three juries to decide the case of an airport runway accident, seeing first- hand some of the dynamics of jury work. and the possible effect the parties appearance might or might not have on the final verdict.

50-50 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE !

AS PROMISED Our next round of 50-50 tickets are now on sale -- see VIC for tickets -- Sold yours? See Vic for MORE!

ROTARY RECOVERY FUND LAUNCHED

We decided last week to create a Fund for tornado recovery assistance, and it has already been put to good use! We provided a $250 emergency grant to Title I Reading Teacher Sue Evans, to purchase the necessities for relocation of her basic literacy classroom following the virtual destruction of Hopkins Elementary on April 20. District Gov Fred Luckenbill received a gift of school supplies from the newly formed Oswego Rotary Club, which he personally delivered to us and which we in turn distributed for use by Sue and also by Adriane Shore, who is unable to access her teaching materials while relocating her Developmental Preschool Special Ed classroom to Hennepin. Assessment of other community needs continues. Meanwhile, Gov. Fred has designated $300 for our Fund, Marseilles Rotary is sending $100, & Toluca Rotary may be sending as much as $500 for our discretionary use. Our thanks to all!

AFTER THE AFTERGLOW

A LOTA WORK, but it paid off BIG time! Our Post-Prom Afterglow Carnival & Casino Night was a huge success in EVERY way! Our thanks to Chairperson DANIELLE STODDARD, and to all Rotarians, family members and community volunteers who put in their time and effort to make it happen!

APRIL 22 -- NO BULLETIN due to priority of tornado issues......

WELCOME TO ROTARY !!

APRIL 15, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting, and your bull editor SCOTT SHORE presents tonights Program, the long awaited (well, three weeks worth) sequel to Judicial Selection. Tonights Episode can be entitled THE INARTFUL ART OF JURY SELECTION, giving the nuts and bolts, mostly the nuts, of how jurors wind up in a box.

If time permits we will also consider the case of an intersection collision of two private aircraft at a small local airport. Plaintiff was injured while taxiing for takeoff, as the tail of his plane was struck by the defendants plane coming from his left on a different runway. Defendant says Plaintiff slowed during his takeoff, causing the miscalculation. Property damage: $5000 each, Plaintiffs medical damages $5000 chiropractic, $20,000 surgery, and Plaintiff seeks $100,000 pain and suffering. But dont consider ANY of this until instructed by the court!!!!
WELCOME TO ROTARY!

50-50 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE !

AS PROMISED Our next round of 50-50 tickets are now on sale -- see VIC for tickets -- Sold yours? See Vic for MORE!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT ! WELCOME NEW GRANVILLE ROTARIAN! SEAN was proposed by BRAD ACUNCIUS three weeks ago and has since been board certified and Club approved for installation tonight! He resides in Granville with his wife Andrea (formerly Smith) and their daughter.
WELCOME ABOARD, SEAN!

LAST WEEK.

LARRY PRIEST's Program guest last week, KRISTEN PATENBURG of the PUTNAM COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT, brought us whats in store for SOUNDS OF SUMMER, coming up on JUNE 26-27! Kristen inherited the onerous task of putting back together the program formerly known and loved as MUSIC IN THE WILD, and has done an admirable job of it! This year she predicts more of a crowd, great music, and hopefully perfect weather! Well be there, armed with bratwurst, steaks, dogs and shake-ups!!
Thanks for a great program, Larry!!!

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS: CONGRATS TO JANE LENKAITIS & KAREN RICHARDSON ! Wanna buy a ticket?

WELCOME TO ROTARY !!

APRIL 8, 2004

HAPPY EASTER!

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting, LARRY PRIEST hosts our Program, and Larrys special Program guest is KRISTEN PATENBURG of the PUTNAM COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT -- here to tell us whats in store for SOUNDS OF SUMMER JUNE 26-27!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, KRISTEN!

TWO WEEKS AGO

CATHY OLIVERI hosted DR. JEFF BLANCO, O.D. as our Program Guest two weeks ago, telling us about some helpful, low-tech methods of adjusting to low vision. DR. Blancos optometry practice in Spring Valley & Ottawa, includes Optician CHUCK OLIVERI and fellow Doctors of Optometry, KENT & BETH KUNKEL !
Thanks for hosting a great program, Cathy!!

50-50 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE !

AS PROMISED Our next round of 50-50 tickets are now on sale -- see VIC for tickets -- Sold yours? See Vic for MORE!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED !

BRAD ACUNCIUS has proposed SEAN for membership in the Granville Rotary Club! The Proposal came two weeks ago as Sean visited our Club, along with his Mom, a past Rotary Group Study Exchange participant! He resides in Granville with his wife Andrea (formerly Smith) and their daughter and looks forward to Rotary membership if approved. The Board voted in favor of the proposal last week. The matter is now before the Club, and if no objections are posted, Sean can be installed next week -- April 15!!

ALL HANDS ON DECK!

Granville Rotary Good Friday Blood Drive -- TOMORROW!
THE AFTERGLOW CARNIVAL-- Saturday, April 24!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !!

MARCH 25, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting, CATHY OLIVERI hosts our Program, and Cathys special Program guest is DR. JEFF BLANCO, O.D.! Dr. Blanco is a Doctor of Optometry and can offer low-tech solutions to the problem of aging eyes -- when glasses arent enough! Our guest practices his trade in Spring Valley & Ottawa, with the aid of Optician CHUCK OLIVERI (Cathys betrothed) and fellow Doctors of Optometry, KENT & BETH KUNKEL (Chris & Sharons son & daughter-in-law)!
WELCOME, DR. BLANCO!

AGRI-BUSINESS NITE SUCCESS

LAST WEEKS AG NITE was one of our most successful ever, with 90 in attendance, a GREAT program presented by COLLEEN CALLAHAN, and a great meal, too! Our Club thanks to DARRELL ALLEMAN and BRAD ACUNCIUS for putting the event together, and to those who helped sponsor the speaker and guest FFA members of the States TOP soil judging team!.
Even the money came out in the black, as well here tonight!

CONGRATS, JEANNE ALLEMAN, JENO BONUCCHI & NATHAN BUFFINGTON

-- Winners of our most recent 50-50 drawings -- and good prospects for purchasing the NEXT batch OF 50-50 tickets, scheduled to go on sale next week -- APRIL 1ST !

TWO WEEKS AGO..

RAY NAUMANN hosted, and (yours truly) SCOTT SHORE presented! Discussing the topic of JUDICIAL SELECTION, your speaker pointed out that Illinois has gone through several reforms in the manner in which judges are chosen, and just how much (or how little) candidates are allowed to disclose about their views -- leaving us voters the task of learning as much as we can about judicial candidates, from bar polls and media, before we the people render a verdict!! Of the 4 levels of judges in Illinois Associate Judges are selected for 4-year terms on merit by the Circuit Judges who are elected for 6-year terms, Appellate and Supreme Court Judges for 10 years each. Retention of elected judges is a district-wide yes-no vote, but the judge must have 60% yes votes to stay in office.
THANKS FOR HOSTING, RAY!!!

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COMIN UP:
CLUB ASSEMBLY (and chicken!!) NEXT WEEK;
LARRY PRIEST hosts on April 8, and
SCOTT SHORE is back up on April 16 with Presentation, Part II--Jury Selection! See ya here!

MARCH 18, 2004

WELCOME TO ROTARY AGRI-BUSINESS NITE 2004!!

AND WELCOME TO PUTTERS, with President DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presiding and Agri-Business Nite Chairman DARRELL ALLEMAN introducing tonights Program, presented in recognition of NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK!

WELCOME, COLLEEN CALLAHAN !

COLLEEN CALLAHAN joins us tonight to share her thoughts on agricultural issues and her experiences and insights drawn from recent travels to Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, with Ag Secretary Ann Veneman. Our guest is Senior Ag-biz Consultant and frequent commentator for WMBD Radio in Peoria, with roots on the farm, originally from Milford, Illinois. Her long list of awards and credits includes selection as Outstanding Young Woman of America, Outstanding Farm Broadcaster of the Year, National Association of Farm Broadcastersand Keynote Speaker for AGRI-BUSINESS NITE 2004!
WELCOME, ALL!

WHATS ROTARY ?

Its new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests.....
...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 draws its membership from -- Granville, Hennepin and Magnolia Townships.
...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties, and no financial commitments beyond dues of $40 and meal costs.
...Membership is by recommendation of any present member.
Its the privilege of participation with 1,227,545 fellow Rotarians in any of Rotarys 31,561 Clubs in 166 countries, world-wide!
...Attendance is a goal-a benefit, not a requirement. We need YOU!

THURSDAYS -- 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM -- CLOVER CLUB IN MARK

WHETHER FOR A MEETING OR AS A NEW MEMBER, YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT GRANVILLE ROTARY!

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WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MARCH 11, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting, RAY NAUMANN hosts the Program, and your bull editor SCOTT SHORE is the Program! Tonights topic: JUDICIAL SELECTION -- giving you a chance to fire your speaker! And for those who thought the Program would be on jury selection -- thats PART II in the series!!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

AG NITE NEXT WEEK -- MARCH 18

RESERVE AND PAY TONIGHT for this years BIG event! Putters, 6 social, 7 dinner, pork chops, $10 (you reserve--you pay), Guest Speaker (thanks to donations) is COLLEEN CALLAHAN!
EVERY ROTARIAN IS TO BRING AT LEAST ONE GUEST!

LAST WEEKS 50-50 DRAW

BRAD ACUNCIUS took high honors in last weeks drawing!! Stay tuned for our new round of ticket sales starting on April 1st !!!

LAST WEEKS CLUB ASSEMBLY

WE FOUND SEVERAL ITEMS WORTHY OF DISCUSSION LAST WEEK, including:

(1) WELCOME BACK, DANIELLE & and CATHY!

(2) LILA says the Elementary School Rotary Reads Project is still on the books -- VIC volunteers to take the next shift on April 6.

(3) DEBBIE reported on the AREA-WIDE CLUB PRESIDENTS MEETING of March 3, DISTRICT CONFERENCE at the Mark in Rock Island April 30-May 2, DISTRICT CONTESTS in play for scrapbooks, bulletins and websites, MAKE-UP OPPORTUNITES include an on-line Club but it takes more than just logging on. And Princeton Rotary will host a Rotary Dinner at Hunters Ridge on April 13.

(4) DANIELLE reported on AFTERGLOW prep, with plans for a t-shirt design contest, written invitations, fundraising and prize-raising letters, budgeting for prizes (ballpark $900 big prizes, $500 total for smaller prizes), supplies and pizza, adding Texas Holdem, and by popular demand and Club consensus, EXTENDING the time to 3AM (Auction at 2AM)!!

PETS - SETS REPORT

PRES-ELECT MATT HOSTETTER and SECY SCOTT SHORE attended the President-Elect / Secretary-Elect Training Seminar last Sat. at Sauk ValleyThe ROTARY CENTENNIAL is just ahead!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MARCH 4, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda: AG NITE, BLOOD DRIVE, AFTERGLOW, MEMBERSHIP, AND MORE!

AG NITE IN 2 WEEKS -- MARCH 18

AG NITE CHAIRMAN DARRELL ALLEMAN has obtained sufficient donations to bring in pro speaker COLLEEN CALLAHAN for this years BIG event! Putters, 6 social, 7 dinner, pork chops, $9 overhead, charging $10, you reserve--you pay!

EVERY ROTARIAN IS TO BRING AT LEAST ONE GUEST!

LAST WEEKS 50-50 DRAW

BILL KLEIN enjoyed hearing the winning ticket drawn last week -- and took $50 home with him, just to prove it! Congratulations, Bill! ---reminder: Just three more weeks before we launch a NEW 50-50 fundraiser.

LAST WEEKS PROGRAM

LILA MILLS hosted KAY MILLS as Program Speaker last week, bringing us a fascinating inside account of her experience as a juror on the infamous Richard Speck trial in Peoria. Speck was accused of killing 8 nursing students in Chicago in 1966. The trial was moved out of town to avoid undue prejudice. Kay, working at Caterpillar at the time, was the 250th potential juror of a total of 860 to be questioned, just half-way through the jury selection process. In her late 20s at the time, she said she was the youngest on the jury. The jury of twelve plus two alternates were sequestered throughout trial, setting the standards, Kay said, regarding sequestration, juror safety and media access for future trials in Illinois. After several weeks of jury selection and 4 weeks of trial, the jury deliberated just 49 minutes before finding Speck guilty as charged and sentencing him to die. Kay recalled that the defendant sat through it as if he were a spectator. Speck died of a heart attack in 1993. WHAT AN EXPERIENCE -- WHAT A PROGRAM!!!!!!

COMING EVENTS:

RAY NAUMANN hosts SCOTT SHORE for next weeks pre-primary program on JURY SELECTION;
AG NITE March 18 at Putters 6pm social, 7pm dinner, $10 each -- BRING A GUEST! Colleen Callahan is to be our keynote speaker!!

FEBRUARY 25, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting, LILA MILLS hosts tonights Program, and KAY MILLS is tonights Program!!!
Kay promises to tell all (well, nearly all) about her interests and past business adventures!!
WELCOME!

ELECTION SURPRISE--CONGRATS, DON !

DON GIBSON was elected by the NEW BOARD last week as our next VP for the 04-05 term, to serve as Club President in 05-06 !! CONGRATS, DON!

And heres the REST of the story -- Our new VP was not ON the New Board, which met last week but was unable to select a new VP from among its ranks. The Board expanded its search, DON GIBSON agreed to accept the post if were willing to accept his absences when business calls, BILL KLEIN stepped down from the New Board to make room for Don, Don was then appointed to fill Bills seat on the New Board, the New Board unanimously elected Don to the Vice Presidency, and the rest will some day be history!

Our thanks to DON GIBSON for Service Above Self!

LAST WEEKS PROGRAM

KAY MILLS hosted, with an assist from Scott Shore on the intro of MIKE STRUNA & DAN WUJEK, here with Power-Point and a strong argument in hand, supporting the upcoming PC School Referendum. Facing projected deficits and relying on property tax for 70% of the districts 7 million dollar budget, supporters of the referendum say it will take 88 cents per $100 assessed valuation, or $200 (less for seniors) on an $80,000 home, to keep us at current funding levels -- but still the lowest tax cost of all area schools. (Rotary takes no position for or against issues on any ballot but encourages EVERY Rotarian to VOTE on March 16 !

50-50 WINNER!
BILL KLEIN netted $50 in last weeks 50-50 draw -- Congrats, Bill!

AG NITE MARCH 18

AG NITE CHAIRMAN DARRELL ALLEMAN has obtained sufficient donations to bring in pro speaker COLLEEN CALLAHAN for this years BIG event! Putters, 6 social, 7 dinner, pork chops, $9 overhead, charging $10, you reserve--you pay!
EVERY ROTARIAN IS TO BRING AT LEAST ONE GUEST!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEBRUARY 19, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights meeting, and KAY MILLS is Program Host, yielding the floor to some very important guests on a mission to tell us about the upcoming school referrendum!!! WELCOME --- MEMBERS AND GUESTS --- TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

DEMOCRACY AT WORK ?

THE NEW BOARD will meet tonight to select a new VP for 04-05, who will serve as Club President in 05 - 06 following Matt Hostetters upcoming term. Members of the NEW BOARD who take office July 1 with President-elect Matt Hostetter and then-to-be-Past-Pres Debbie Buffington will include (alphabetically): Jeno Bonucchi, Cheri Klein, Bill Klein, Chris Slingsby, Krista Stokke and Marty Yauch ! CONGRATS TO ALL!!

50-50 WINNERS!

DEBBIE BUFFINGTON & TIM MUNTZ each net $50 -- Congrats!

THE CATHY REPORT

CATHY OLIVERI is UP and MOVING, mostly to and from therapy, but hopes to return soon, new knees and all! Best wishes, Cathy!!!!

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT

Last weeks Club Assembly covered a lot of territory!
(1) AG NITE will be held at Putters on March 18 -- BRING A GUEST! Chairman Darrell Alleman is trying to find financial backing to bring professional speaker Colleen Callahan back. Darrell and other Rotarians have kicked in, and one bank so far, hopefully more to come.
(2) GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE -- April 9: Put it on the calendar to lend a hand (and / or an arm!)
(3) AFTERGLOW comes early this year, April 24! Donations for prizes, and person-power, needed!
(4) SOUNDS OF SUMMER will be sounding again on the weekend of June 26-27! Well hope to have a committee formed soon, and it was suggested that we do a limited-field cowpie bingo game during the event if the PCCD would wish to share in the profits!
(5) GOOD STUFF COMING! LILA MILLS will host KAY MILLS Program next week; CLUB ASSEMBLY (and fried chicken!) comes our way again on March 4; RAY NAUMANN hosts on March 11; AG NITE is set for March 18 at Putters (BRING A GUEST!), then CATHY OLIVERI hosts our March 25 Program!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEBRUARY 12, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over tonights festivitiesWELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

ELECTION FINAL TALLY

Our Club Elections netted 4 winners on the first ballot, and two more on the run-off ballot, all to take office July 1 with President-elect Matt Hostetter and then-to-be-Past-Pres Debbie Buffington! Our new Board will include (alphabetically): Jeno Bonucchi, Cheri Klein, Bill Klein, Chris Slingsby, Krista Stokke and Marty Yauch ! The new Board will meet to elect a new VP for 04-05, who will succeed to the throne one year later.
CONGRATS TO THE NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS!!!

BEST WISHES, CATHY!

CATHY OLIVERI is recovering slowly but surely after double-knee surgery last week -- best wishes, Cathy, for a speedy recovery!!

PROHIBITION ?

OUR PROGRAM two weeks ago, hosted by VIC LENKAITIS, featured local author and historian, RON BLUEMER for a return visit with yet another book of great local interest -- SPEAKEASY ! The book, published last September, recounts the reactions and infractions of the Prohibition era in the Illinois Valley and even here in Mark, Illinois and RIGHT here in the Clover Club itself! Rons next book, CASINO, will capture the life and times of open gambling in the Illinois Valley area -- a story not yet complete!

SWEET VICTORY !

THE GRANVILLE ROTARY SCHOLASTIC BOWL ALL-STARS beat the renown PCHS Scholastic Bowl team last week, 260 to 160 ! Congrats to us, with high praise to those who participated for the home team, including Bill, Matt, Krista, Brad, Debbie, Vic, Sharon, Jeno and all others who participated (or whispered loudly) for the win! Those on hand to represent the PCHS team included Adam Ossola, Tyler Ellena, David Stickel, Molly Hoffman, Jordan Ellena, Daniel Shore and Claire Johnson, coached by our very own JANE LENKAITIS!

NOTE: SCHOOL REFERRENDUM COMMITTEE REPS WILL BE HERE NEXT THURSDAY! PLEASE ATTEND!!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JANUARY 29, 2004

WELCOME! PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides, JANE LENKAITIS hosts tonights program, and RON BLUEMER IS tonights program, returning to tell us about his latest of several books featuring the life and historic times of our locale.

WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

ELECTION UPDATE

Our Club Elections two weeks ago netted 4 winners to take office July 1, and a runoff election for two more seats!
Those elected to serve with President-elect Matt Hostetter and then-to-be-Past-Pres Debbie Buffington are (alphabetically): Jeno Bonucchi, Bill Klein, Chris Slingsby and Krista Stokke!
This weeks runoff election will determine the last two seats, among contenders Kim Kettman, Cheri Klein and Marty Yauch -- and once selected, the new Board will meet to elect a new VP for 04-05, who will succeed to the throne one year later.

50-50 RAFFLE NEWS:

Congrats (and $50!) to last weeks winner, NELDA NAUMANN!!

WELCOME HOME, VIC!

WELCOME BACK, VIC LENKAITIS! Hopefully here tonight, VIC survived hospital cooking and hopes to survive therapy, as he continues to recuperate following his unintended buggy ride on the farm last month. Welcome home, and welcome back to Rotary, VIC!

CONGRATULATIONS, JAXON!

And congrats to DANIELLE & JJ STODDARD and big brother Jakyb too, on the birth of their second, JAXON JARRAL, born January 20!!

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

CLUB ASSEMBLY (and chicken!): February 5;
VIC LENKAITIS hosts the Scholastic Bowl on February 12!
KAY MILLS hosts on Feb. 19 -- with a guest appearance from proponents of the school referendum to fill us in on the subject;
LILA MILLS hosts on February 26.

SEE YOU HERE!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JANUARY 22, 2004

PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON puts the gavel to the metal tonight, ringing in our new years resolution to SHARE ROTARY! Tonights program features FOUR GOOD REASONS TO JOIN ROTARY -- Fun, food, fellowship and frepschunen (we need you)!

WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

ELECTION COVERAGE

LAST WEEKS Club Elections netted 4 winners to take office July 1, and a runoff election for two more seats!
Those elected last week to serve with President-elect Matt Hostetter and then-to-be-Past-Pres Debbie Buffington are (alphabetically): Jeno Bonucchi, Bill Klein, Chris Slingsby and Krista Stokke!
Next weeks runoff election will determine the last two seats, among contenders Kim Kettman, Cheri Klein and Marty Yauch -- keep your radio dial tuned to this station!!

50-50 RAFFLE NEWS:
Congrats (and $50!) to last weeks winner, CATHY OLIVERI!!

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

In alphabetical order -- Upcoming programs and events:
JANE LENKAITIS hosts the Program on January 29;
CLUB ASSEMBLY (and chicken!): February 5;
VIC LENKAITIS --hopefully-- hosts on February 12;
KAY MILLS hosts on February 19 -- and proponents of the school referrendum will be here to fill us in on the subject;
(Note: Rotary takes no position on political or electoral issues)
LILA MILLS hosts on February 26.
SEE YOU HERE!

TABLE TRIVIA
ANSWER FIRST, EAT FIRST!
(1) Rotary International Founder
(2) Year Rotary International was Founded
(3) Place Rotary International was Founded
(4) Year Granville Rotary was Founded
(5) Name Four Avenues Of Service
(6) This Years Theme
(7) Any Three Granville Rotary Projects
(8) Granville Rotarys Website for Club Info and Weekly Bulletins On-Line
(9) President
(10) The Gov.

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JANUARY 15, 2004

PRESIDENT DEBBIEs presiding, BILL KLEINs hosting, Dorothys serving, Choppers pouring, and LIFE IS GOOD!
Welcome, everyone, to Granville Rotary !!

VICS ON THE MOVE !

VIC LENKAITIS is one giant step closer to home following his mid-December accident on the farm, moving from OSF to Heartland in Henry where he is receiving therapy for a couple weeks before winding his way home! Best wishes, Vic, for a SPEEDY return!

50-50 CATCH-UP:

Congrats (and $50 each!) to JEANNE ALLEMAN, NATHAN BUFFINGTON AND KAY FISHER (@Granville Post Office)!!

MEMBERSHIP MEETING NEXT WEEK

ITS UP TO US! Bring AT LEAST one guest next week!! The Club will pay for 1st time guests if true membership prospects. This we must do -- get our ASK in gear -- Rotarys future depends on US!!!

ELECTIONS TONIGHT!

ELECTIONS were moved up to TONIGHT by vote last week! Nominations are still open for 6 Board Seats! Nine nominated thus far (in alphabetical order): Jeno Bonucchi, Cheri CK Cutright, Kim Kettman, Cheri Klein, Bill Klein, Chris Slingsby, Danielle Stoddard, Krista Stokke, and Marty Yauch. (Pres. Debbie and VP Matt are automatically on board) The new Board will choose our 2005-2006 President from its ranks.

BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL

VP MATT HOSTETTER represented us well, at last weeks District Midyear Meeting, returning with news of proposed Rotary legislation; the ups and downs of District Membership stats; Chicago Centennial Conference 2005 request for $1/member/month for two years ($696 request referred to the Board); Centennial Project report (and we voted unanimously to proceed with our sign project, $498 per sign includes 2 posts, 8 signs total, 50% down, completion prior to 8/15/04); RYLA May 7-9 @ $125 per student and if the District meets its goal of 100 participants we cash in on a $5000 District grant! We also approved mailing of targeted invitations for our Membership Meeting next week ---in addition to guests WE are to invite. See you here next Thursday for chicken and Rotary Info!!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

AND HAPPY NEW YEAR !

JANUARY 8, 2004

PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides over this evenings CLUB ASSEMBLY, providing an opportunity to discuss our upcoming MEMBERSHIP DRIVE, ELECTIONS, our CENTENNIAL PROJECT, UPCOMING PROGRAMS, and MORE! Welcome, everyone, to Granville Rotary !!

BEST WISHES, VIC !

VIC LENKAITIS is gaining ground following his mid-December accident on the farm, receiving therapy & hopeful for a quick return home from OSF Peoria!
Best wishes, Vic, for a SPEEDY recovery !

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS:

Congrats (and $50 each!) to Randi Naumann, Jeno Bonucchi & Brad Acunciusand MORE winners tonight!!

DUES DROP.
DUES BILLS will be ready by next week -- anyone anxious to pay can figure on $40 plus $1 per meeting missed and not made up.

ELECTIONS!

Nominations are still open for 6 Board Seats! (Pres. Debbie and VP Matt are automatically on board) Nine nominated thus far (in alphabetical order): Jeno Bonucchi, Cheri CK Cutright, Kim Kettman, Cheri Klein, Bill Klein, Chris Slingsby, Danielle Stoddard, Krista Stokke, and Marty Yauch. In light of our scheduled MEMBERSHIP DRIVE on January 22, we may need to reschedule our election day. The new Board will choose our 2005-2006 President from its ranks.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE JANUARY 22 !

Thats just TWO WEEKS away so we need to work NOW to consider friends, family, co-workers, business, church & neighborhood acquaintances, and professions we dont presently have represented in our Club! Quoting the slogan our District adopted two years ago, we need to GET OUR ASK IN GEAR!

Next Week: BILL KLEIN HOSTS!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 11, 2003

And Merry Christmas To All !

PRESIDENT DEBBIE BUFFINGTON and PROGRAM HOST KIM KETTMAN co-host tonights GRANVILLE ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY! Its a chance to kick back, enjoy the festivities, the food, the fellowship, and the blessings that allow us to share in service to others during this holiday season.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

.And we thank Chopper and Dorothy and crew for their generous hospitality tonight and year-round!

BEST WISHES, VIC !

VIC LENKAITIS remains subject to hospital hospitality, recovering at St. Margarets from serious injuries received in an accident on the farm. Best wishes, Vic, for a SPEEDY recovery !

ASSEMBLEMATIFICATION

OUR CLUB ASSEMBLY last week netted the following actions:
(1) OUR TOYS IN THE PANTRY PROJECT has soared to new heights, with at least 143 kids!
(2) POINSETTIAS this Saturday -- 9am!
(3) Contribution of $2 per capita ($60) to THE ROTARY ROSE BOWL FLOAT approved.
(4) CAROLING was discussed but it was felt that we do not have enough participating members to make a go of it this year.
(5) ELECTIONS: Nominations are open for 6 Board Seats! No nominations received.

. And Now This From the Board..

The BOARD met following last weeks Club Assembly, taking the following action:
(1) $225 to the Food Pantry for 5 food baskets;
(2) Memorials authorized to Rotary Foundation for Polio Eradication -- $25 each in memory of Past Dist. Gov. Dr. Jed Johnson, Lorraine Shore (Scotts Mom) and our own Bob Kidd.
(3) Toys funding discussed; Board elects to rely on fundraising and general fund, without earmarking any one fundraiser.
(4) Meal cost deficits discussed (eg only 12 members there that night, but we pay for 20.) Suggested that we either charge all $8 or just $2 of meals in advance in full with dues, instead of missed meeting fines Those who come would pay the remaining $6 for a meal; those who dont leave $2 to help offset costs. Input will be sought from the Club membership.

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

December 4, 2003

IN MEMORY OF OUR FRIEND AND FELLOW ROTARIAN, BOB KIDD

We bid farewell to Bob Kidd, whose wit, wisdom and warmth we will always remember the youngest 92-year-old in our Rotary Club. He enriched our lives and we will miss him dearly.

(Arrangements are pending at Dysart-Cofoids. Rotarians will gather at 7:00 pm. Lapel pins please.)

PRESIDENT DEBBIE calls tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY to order with an agenda bearing seasons greetings and holiday opportunities to party AND to serve others -- CHRISTMAS PARTY NEXT WEEK, Toys In The Pantry, Poinsettias For Seniors, and discussion regarding the prospects for caroling, too! Also on the agenda: Election of Board Members for next Julys gavel-pass!!

RECENT 50-50 WINNERS..

ROGER PLOCH, DON GIBSON & JEANETTE FORCASH (of Wash. DC!) Congrats to all -- best wishes for tonight to all the rest!

MATTS MAGICAL HISTORY TOUR

MATT HOSTETTER took to the lectern when we last met, sharing the wealth of WWII history he absorbed (along with some sun, reportedly) while recently in Hawaii and Pearl Harbor -- enjoying the rewards of hard work in the insurance biz! Matt described his tour of the war memorials and the history related by veteran volunteer guides. The day that will live in infamy, December 7, 1941, witnessed the attack by 360 Japanese aircraft, sinking 18 ships (of which 15 were back in service within 1 year!). The attack did indeed awake a sleeping giant and the lives that were lost were soon avenged. Thanks for the program Matt!!!

THE ROTARY CALENDAR

NEXT THURSDAY -- DECEMBER 11 -- CHRISTMAS PARTY HERE! 6:30 SOCIAL, 7:00 DINNER, BRING A FRIEND, A SPOUSE, OR BOTH!

NEXT SATURDAY -- DECEMBER 13 -- POINSETTIA DELIVERIES -- ALL HANDS ON DECK! MEET AT MID-AMERICAN GROWERS AT 9:00 AM !

TWO WEEKS AHEAD -- CHERI KLEIN HOSTS ON DEC. 18!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

NOVEMBER 20, 2003

ROTARY FOUNDATION AND LITERACY MONTH !

WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! VP MATT HOSTETTER fills in for the Pres this week, and gets to introduce himself as tonights PROGRAM HOST, too!
WELCOME, ALL!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR HOSTS, CHOPPER & DOROTHY, FOR TONIGHTS SPECIAL PRE-THANKSGIVING FEAST!

L I T E R A C Y

LILA MILLS presented last weeks program, with many new ideas for literacy projects including book donations, reading to children on Saturdays, tutoring, inclusion of books in Christmas baskets & more, in addition to our current Elementary School reading project for first graders once a month.
Lila suggested a committee to help with literacy projects -- Three cheers for the volunteer committee: Lila, Debbie Buffington, Vic Lenkaitis, CK Cutright & Tom Simmons!

Thanks, Lila, for representing us at the Districts Literacy meeting!

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

DID YOU KNOW. The Rotary Foundation, the working part of Rotarys international service, was founded in 1917, in Rotarys 12th year of growth. It was first known as The Rotary Endowment Fund, receiving its permanent name in 1928. With memorials received upon the death of Rotarys founder, Paul Harris, in 1947, the Foundation began to sail. Starting out with the first donation of $26.50 received from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri, donations to the fund has since grown to a staggering $65 million a year for educational and humanitarian work around the world. Some of the highlight projects include the Polio Plus and Polio Eradication programs, ridding the world of polio and other communicable, crippling diseases; Ambassadorial Scholarships, offering students the opportunity to study in a foreign land for one year, all-expense-paid, Rotary World Peace Scholarships funding international centers for advanced conflict resolution studies and strategies, Group Study Exchange for vocational cross-cultural experiences and cooperative learning, the Three-H (Health, Hunger and Humanity) Grants undertaking large-scale international volunteer service projects, and Community Assistance grants of which Granville Rotary has been a recipient this year (for Afterglow!), funding local community service projects.

WHAT CAN WE DO?? EVERYTHING! Support the Foundation!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

NOVEMBER 13, 2003

ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH !

WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! LILA MILLS takes her own program in hand to tell us what the District has to say about LITERACY! Lila represented our Club at a recent meeting of the minds looking for better ways to serve local literacy needs.

WELCOME, ALL, TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

ROTARY NEWS BRIEFS

BOB KIDD found himself in St. Margarets this past week after a fall, but was last heard to be doing well and wanting out. Heal quickly, Bob!!

Condolences to the family of Past District Gov. JED JOHNSON of Marseilles, a good olfashioned physician, a great Rotarian, Foundation supporter, humanitarian, International Service Volunteer, and a great friend. There will never be another like Dr. Jed. We will discuss a possible Club donation to the Foundation in his memory.

ASSEMBLY LINES

LAST WEEKS CLUB ASSEMBLY covered the following topics:

(1)Labor of Love final project report given -- Bruno, Larry & Scott gave Hanks the finishing touches last week;

(2) Literacy Report -- Vic enjoyed the years first Rotary Reading Day at Hopkins Elementary;

(3) Centennial Sign project -- Bill checking on material costs;

(4) Membership Meeting will be January 22, 2004;

(5) Toys In The Pantry kicks off with an article this week -- $$ needed!

(6) Christmas Party -- Thursday, Dec. 11 as Kim Kettmans Program, with Cathys help;

(7) Poinsettia Project -- Chris Kunkel will contact Nick VanWingerden and if OK at their end, our delivery date will be Saturday, Dec. 13 -- Varsity will help again!

(8) PROGRAMS: Matt on Nov. 20, No meeting on Thanksgiving Nov. 27, Business Meeting on Dec. 4, Christmas Party Dec. 11.

(9) Meeting Meal Minimums discussed, as were averaging about 17 but paying for 20. Proposals include semi-annual pre-payment of all meals, or pre-paying a part of the cost of the meal ($2 or $3) and paying the rest upon arrival. This proposal would be in lieu of missed-meeting fines but without monetary credit for make-ups. Members exempt from attendance requirements would also be exempt from prepayment.
Members may submit comment to the Board for further consideration of the alternatives.
(PS increased attendance and a few new members would also fix the problem!!)

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

NOVEMBER 6, 2003

AND ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH !

WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! PRES. DEBBIE chairs tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY -- a chance to catch up on business, committee action and pre-planning for some upcoming service projects! On the agenda: Opportunities to support The Foundation, Report on District Literacy meeting and our own literacy project at Hopkins Elementary School, FINAL report on Labor of Love, Centennial Project Committee progress, Membership Development prospects, upcoming Programs, and an early start on our Toys In The Pantry & Christmas Poinsettia Projects.
WELCOME TO ROTARY !

Condolences To Kay & Family

We are sorry to hear of ED MILLS passing away this week. Many of us enjoy fond memories of Ed as a friend and past member of Granville Rotary. We appeared in strength to offer fellow Rotarian KAY MILLS and family our sympathies at the visitation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Kay.

ROTARY NEWS BRIEFS


MIKE BRYANT, proud Dad of our own CK CUTRIGHT, spoke to us last week about TEEN CHALLENGE, a residential faith-based treatment program for drug and alcohol addictions. The family credits the program with saving CKs younger brother from self-destruction. He is now recovering and headed into the ministry to help others overcome. After much heartache and family stress, theres hope! Our thanks to Mike Bryant for joining us last week!

BRAD ACUNCIUS is doing better and hopes (as we do!) for his gradual return to normal activity! Meanwhile, if you see someone who sounds like Brad but looks like Grizzly Adams, ITS BRAD! Best wishes again, Brad, for a speedy return to Rotary!

LABOR OF LOVE met again last Sat. at Hanks home to provide the finishing touches. Our thanks to LARRY PRIEST and BRUNO BUCHHOLZ who joined your Bull. Editor in wrapping up Granville Rotarys end of the Labor of Love Project. Suggestions for future reference, if we choose to be involved again, have included participation in the planning stages, more reasonable goal setting for projects that are really do-able within one day, and better communication to ensure the homeowners reasonable expectations as to what can and cannot get done.

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

OCTOBER 30, 2003

AND the end of Vocational Service Month !

WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! PRES. DEBBIE chairs tonights meeting & CHERI CK CUTRIGHT hosts (in absentia) our Program while hosting parent-teacher conferences at school! CK says our Program tonight will be on TEEN CHALLENGE -- a Program that has saved many young people from self-destruction -- and the special connection this Program has to CKs family!

CENTENNIAL PROJECT

The Committee will meet again tonight to pull together prices and possibilities for our Welcome sign Centennial Project idea. Anyone wishing to have input into the Committees work may remain for the meeting following the closing bell on our regular meeting this evening.

50 -50 FALL RE-RUNS The ticket Grandpa Larry purchased for TRISTIN FORNES proved to be a winner AGAIN, netting Tristin another $50 bill! Congrats!!!

NOW YOU KNOW ME.

BRUNO BUCHHOLZ provided us with an unmatchable program last week, sharing with us parts of his life story that led through several occupations in homeland Germany, into Rommels African Corps and eventual British captivity, the return home to Germany that paired him up with ERNIE, their lifes journey in the last group to immigrate through Ellis Island, ultimately bringing the family to Granville! Thank you, Bruno, for the program of a lifetime, and for the chance to know & cherish you as a friend and fellow Rotarian!

LABOR OF LOVE PROJECT

Members of our trusty work crew will be on hand THIS SATURDAY to put the finishing touches on the project, including a second coat of ceiling paint, replacement of some trim, etc.,
Club thanks again, to those who have helped!

DISTRICT EVENTS

LITERACY -- Lila will represent us on November 3 -- Thank you!

ROTARY FOUNDATION -- no takers yet to represent our Club at a meeting slated for Saturday, Nov. 15 -- INTERESTED????

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

OCTOBER 23, 2003

AND Vocational Service Month !

WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! PRES. DEBBIE chairs tonights meeting & BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosts (and by rumor may present) our Program!

GUBERNATORIAL NEWS
ROTARY DIST. 6420 GOVERNOR FRED LUCKENBILL graced us with his presence and that of First Lady Nancy last week, joined by ASSISTANT GOV. DOLLY ALBERS and her husband, Dick, of Henry! The Gov had many fine things to say about our Club and specifically several of our more notorious projects. He shared some thoughts on this years theme, providing opportunities to LEND A HAND within the Club and District, within the community, and around the world. He also conveyed President Majiyagbes inspiration of the FAMILY OF ROTARY, encouraging us to include family in programs and membership. Plans are in the works for a HUGE 100th Rotary Birthday Party at the 2005 International Convention in Chicago -- with much more news coming, of planned events and ways in which we can help!

ROTARY NEWS REEL

LABOR OF LOVE volunteers were back at work at Hanks home two weeks ago, finishing the exterior paint and nearly finishing the interior painting. A second interior coat, replacement of some trim, and well soon have to call the project done! Club thanks again to those who have helped!

POLIO ERADICATION -- Now is the time for all good Rotarians to come to the aid of the FOUNDATION -- every dollar donated to eradicate the last vestiges of polio worldwide will be matched 3-to-1 by the World Health Organization with whom Rotary has been partnered in Rotarys Polio Eradication Project.

REMINDER: LASALLE ROTARY has moved temporarily to the MAPLES, still noon on Wednesdays. Try it out for a make-up!

CONGRATS, DEBBIE -- Our President has been appointed to the GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE interview committee! TEAM MEMBERS ARE STILL NEEDED!! If you know of any young professionals who might be willing to take on the experience of a lifetime, let us know so that we can follow up!!!!!

NEXT WEEKS PROGRAM will be brought to us ON HALLOWEEN EVE by CK CUTRIGHT! SEE YOU HERE!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

WELCOME TO GOVERNORS NITE 2003 !

OCTOBER 16, 2003

AND Vocational Service Month !

WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! PRES. DEBBIE chairs tonights meeting & has the honor of introducing our GUEST SPEAKER, ROTARY DISTRICT 6420 GOVERNOR FRED LUCKENBILL! Governor FRED makes his way to Granville (Mark) tonight on his official visit to each of the Districts 52 clubs!

WE ALSO WELCOME ASSISTANT GOVERNOR DOLLY ALBERS and Dollys favorite husband, DICK ALBERS!

District Governor FRED LUCKENBILL hails from Rock Island Rotary Club where he has been a member since 1969! Originally from Decatur & Niantic (respectively), Fred recently retired as a Red Cross Exec and (First Lady) Nancy is a retired educator. They are both Paul Harris Fellows and Benefactors, now starting to honor their 3 children and 6 grandchildren as Paul Harris Fellows as well!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARYS GOVS NITE 2003 !

NEWS WE CAN USE

CAP GRANT NETS $1,500! Last weeks meeting brought good tidings and lots of loot from the Rotary Foundation, as Past District Governor DON CLAYBERG and wife Nancy stopped in for presentation of a check for $1,500 received as a CAP (Community Assistance Program) GRANT for our AFTERGLOW project! Don also presented a plaque and gift clock to SCOTT SHORE in appreciation for past service as a District 6420 Assistant Governor.

LABOR OF LOVE was to meet again last Sat. at Hanks home (AND DID!) to work on exterior painting and the interior ceiling. Further report coming tonight! Club thanks to those who helped!

CENTENNIAL PROJECT -- Bids received for roadside welcome signs. The committee will also contact the states signage contractor and will meet soon to discuss the project.

LASALLE ROTARY has moved temporarily to the MAPLES, still noon on Wednesdays. Try it out for a make-up!

JENO BONUCCHI hosted BILL ELLENA & DON TROGLIO for a great program last week on Braille learning blocks & games, crafted & donated by Bill & Don through WOODCRAFTERS UNLIMITED, Inc. and distributed to for the blind worldwide! Truly an example of SERVICE ABOVE SELF on an international scale!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

OCTOBER 9, 2003

Vocational Service Month !

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! PRES. DEBBIE chairs tonights meeting & JENO BONUCCHI hosts our Program, presenting as his guests BILL ELLENA & DON TROGLIO! Fitting to Vocational Service Month, Bill & Don have offered to share with us their avocation of woodcrafting, and the special project they have embarked upon with Woodcrafters, Unlimited of Princeton, crafting Braille-lettered blocks for blind children.
WELCOME, BILL & DON!

MYSTERY GUEST
Beware of Past District Governors bearing gifts??? PDG DON CLAYBERG joins us tonight with a presentation we CANT refuse!
WELCOME BACK TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, PDG DON!

SPEAKING OF GOVERNORS..
CURRENT DISTRICT GOV. FRED LUCKENBILL will be here next week for GOVERNORs NIGHT! See You HERE -- 6:30pm!

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT
Last Weeks CLUB ASSEMBLY topics.
(1) TOYS IN THE PANTRY has been designated the beneficiary of all fines and happy bucks captured between now and project completion in December -- give generously!
(2) GSE (Group Study Exchange) TO ARGENTINA April 20 to May 20, 2004, needs 1 Rotarian leader by 10/15, and 4 (+2 alternate) non-Rotarians by 10/29. Article to be published.
(3) THANK YOU, CATHY OLIVERI -- for taking over the Club Treasury! And our thanks again to Jeno for your years of dedicated bookkeeping & reporting! See Cathy regarding DUES -- Four left unpaid!
(4) THANK YOU, KRISTA STOKKE -- for taking over as Club Songleader to start our meetings -- and our thanks to Bruno for many years of effort, hoping to get us to sing on or near a key!
(5) LABOR OF LOVE -- progress reported, hoping to finish up this Saturday, 8 am!
(6) CENTENNIAL PROJECT -- The committee is still gathering price quotes and ideas for Welcome to Putnam County signs identifying our Centennial Project.
(7) MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT -- bring guests any time! Next formal program will be mid-January.
(8) LITERACY -- Lila has set up our Rotary Read for 1st graders at Hopkins on the first Tuesday of each month (beginning Nov. 4) 1:15 to 2:15. Our thanks to Lila, Vic, Debbie, Kay, Bill, Cathy and Kim for volunteering!

PROGRAMS COMING TO A ROTARY CLUB NEAR YOU!
October 16: Debbie Buffington hosts GOVERNORS NITE!
October 23: Bruno Buchholz hosts (switched with Debbie)!
October 30: CK Cutright joins the line-up on Halloween Eve!
November 6: CLUB ASSEMBLY --& Rotary-style Chicken!

OCTOBER 2, 2003

Vocational Service Month !

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! PRES. DEBBIE chairs tonights meeting and CLUB ASSEMBLY, with a full plate agenda including -- in addition to family style chicken -- MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, LABOR OF LOVE, STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF & COMING EVENTS!

BEST WISHES, BRAD
BRAD ACUNCIUS is doing well but wants to get back to his routine, following an unexpected medical leave.
Hopefully well see you back at Rotary soon, Brad ----- GET WELL !!

LAST WEEKS MAIN EVENT
DARRELL ALLEMAN hosted last weeks program which welcomed KANE CASOLARI and Darrell & Jeannes grandson, DOUG ALLEMAN for our presentation to each of them of our Clubs STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARDS!
Congratulations to Kane and Doug .& to both families!!

WELCOME, KAY MILLS !!
KAY MILLS was installed last week by (RETIRING!) CLUB CHAPLAIN BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, PRES. DEBBIE, SECY SCOTT & PROPOSER CATHY OLIVERI! Kay joins us with the classification of RETAIL CRAFTS & GIFTS, continuing the family tradition of Rotary membership first set by Ed when he first joined Granville Rotary twenty years ago, on November 3, 1983!
WELCOME TO ROTARY, KAY -- & WELCOME BACK, ED!

PROGRAMS COMING TO A ROTARY CLUB NEAR YOU!
Next Week, October 9: Jeno Bonucchi hosts the Program!
October 16: Debbie Buffington hosts GOVERNORS NITE!
October 23: Bruno Buchholz hosts (switched with Debbie)!
October 30: CK Cutright joins the line-up on Halloween Eve!
November 6: CLUB ASSEMBLY --& Rotary-style Chicken!

$50 CLUB
Recent lucky pulls in our weekly 50-50 drawing include ADAM WEIDNER, DON GIBSON, TOM SIMMONS, VIC LENKAITIS, ROGER DOYLE, & TRISTIN FORNES!
Congrats to all ---- It PAYS to support Granville Rotary!

DISTRICT NEWS FLASH -- Wanted, 4 Non-Rotarian young professionals for Group Study Exchange (expense-paid) trip to ARGENTINA April 20 to May 20, --PLUS one Rotarian Leader!

ALSO WANTED -- Candidates for District Governor for 2006-07!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

SEPTEMBER 25, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! PRES. DEBBIE chairs tonights meeting, and DARRELL ALLEMAN has the honors of tonights program which welcomes KANE CASOLARI and Darrell & Jeannes grandson, DOUG ALLEMAN for our presentation to them of our Clubs STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARDS! We also welcome our special guests joining us tonight to learn more about ROTARYs opportunities of fellowship, service, and FOOD!

WELCOME, ALL!

LAST WEEKS PROGRAM
Last weeks Program took us to the PUTNAM COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL auditorium for the PC EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FALL MUSICAL fundraiser, A WALK IN THE PARK -- a fun time had by all .. And for a great cause!

LABOR OF LOVE -- We arent done yet -- but almost! Our finish-up day is THIS SATURDAY -- SEPTEMBER 27 -- 8AM!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT !!
KAY MILLS BECOMES A GRANVILLE ROTARIAN TONIGHT! KAY was proposed for membership two weeks ago by CATHY OLIVERI, and was approved by the Board the same night, announced to the Club last week and approved as of TONIGHT with the classification of RETAIL CRAFTS & GIFTS, reflecting her latest ventures including mall kiosks & local sales. Kays membership is a reunion of sorts, as Ed was a long-time and valued member of Granville Rotary, with many friends still in the Club! So welcome, Kay -- and welcome back, Ed!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, KAY . WE HOPE YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL BE ENJOYED AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE IN FELLOWSHIP AND SERVICE, LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY, THROUGH ROTARY!

STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF
We finally get to honor, tonight, two of last years STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD RECIPIENTS -- KANE CASOLARI AND DOUG ALLEMAN! Congrats to both for your accomplishments in school, extracurriculars and community service, epitomizing Rotarys ideal of SERVICE ABOVE SELF!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

SEPTEMBER 18, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! PRES. DEBBIE chairs tonights meeting, and BRAD ACUNCIUS has the honors of tonights program which takes us to PUTNAM COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL for the PUTNAM COUNTY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION FALL MUSICAL fundraiser, A WALK IN THE PARK -- paying tribute to the songs and styles of old New York! Show starts at 7:30, thus the early start tonight. SEE YOU THERE!

LAST WEEKS PROGRAM
VP MATT filled in for Debbie (in New Orleans!), CATHY filled in for Marty (in Italy!) as Program Host, but GRANVILLE FIRE CHIEF RON CAMPBELL was here in person as our special PATRIOTS DAY guest ! Our program combined a fitting tribute to the heroes, victims, and survivors of 9-11-01 with our chance to thank our own heroes, those who volunteer to serve our local fire departments. Chief Campbell explained the inner workings and difficulties of running a volunteer department. CATHY closed the show with the presentation of our $500 to the Granville Fire Department, sharing the rewards of our Cow Pie Bingo event.

REMINDER: NEXT WEEK IS GUEST NIGHT -- BRING LOTSA POTENTIAL MEMBERS -- CLUB PAYS -- BE HERE!

ONE NEW MEMBER TONIGHT
SHARON ACUNCIUS BECOMES OFFICIAL TONIGHT! SHARON was proposed for membership two weeks ago by BRAD ACUNCIUS, and by the Board the same night, announced to the Club last week and approved as of TONIGHT with the classification of PHARMACY TECHNICIAN!

WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, SHARON . WE HOPE YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL BE ENJOYED AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE IN FELLOWSHIP AND SERVICE, LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY, THROUGH ROTARY!

AND ANOTHER PROPOSED !!!
KAY MILLS was proposed for membership by CATHY OLIVERI at last weeks meeting, under the classification of Retail Crafts & Gifts reflecting her latest ventures including mall kiosks & local sales. The Board met briefly following the regular meeting and approved the proposal.
The Club now has seven days to voice objection, and if none KAY MILLS can be installed NEXT WEEK!

DISTRICT NEWS FLASH -- Wanted, 4 Non-Rotarian young professionals for Group Study Exchange (expense-paid) trip to ARGENTINA April 20 to May 20, --PLUS one Rotarian Leader!

ALSO WANTED -- Candidates for District Governor for 2006-07!

WELCOME TO ROTARY ! SEPTEMBER 11, 2003

IN TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHOSE LIVES WE LOST, STILL WITH US DAILY IN THOUGHT, IN PRAYER, IN THE HOPE THAT WE MIGHT SERVE OTHERS AS THEY HAVE SERVED US.

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! VP MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonights meeting, welcoming CRANVILLE FIRE CHIEF RON CAMPBELL as our special guest on this PATRIOTS DAY! Ron is hosted by MARTY YAUCH for tonights Program in tribute to the heroes, the victims, and the survivors of September 11, 2001. This is also our chance to thank our own heroes, those who volunteer their energy and time, putting themselves on the line for us, right here at home!
WELCOME, CHIEF CAMPBELL!

REMINDER: THIS SATURDAY - LABOR OF LOVE - 8AM - OAK PARK ESTATES (TURN IN & TAKE FIRST LEFT)
BRING TOOLS, GLOVES, LADDERS, WHATEVER YA GOT!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED !!!

SHARON ACUNCIUS was proposed for membership last week by BRAD ACUNCIUS! The Board met following the regular meeting and accepted the proposal which now comes before the full Club. Absent contrary action, Sharons membership becomes effective one week hence, with installation on September 18! IN OTHER BOARD NEWS: Board voted to not participate in News Tribune Special Edition advertising due to potential cost, and voted to not participate in Valley Sunrise (Coal Valley) Rotarys Argentina (after-the-fact) August shipping-of-health-aids project.

COMING UP

This Saturday-LABOR OF LOVE--8AM--OAKPARK ESTATES! Next Thursday -PCEF SHOW -- EAT at 6PM, Show at 7PM, $8 ! Thursday, Sept. 25 - Guest Night #2 (potential members at Club expense) -- BRING FRIENDS!!!!!

DISTRICT NEWS FLASH -- Wanted, 4 Non-Rotarian young professionals for Group Study Exchange (expense-paid) trip to ARGENTINA April 20 to May 20, --PLUS one Rotarian Leader!

ALSO WANTED -- Candidates for District Governor for 2006-07!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

WELCOME TO ROTARY ! SEPTEMBER 11, 2003

IN TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHOSE LIVES WE LOST, STILL WITH US DAILY IN THOUGHT, IN PRAYER, IN THE HOPE THAT WE MIGHT SERVE OTHERS AS THEY HAVE SERVED US.

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! VP MATT HOSTETTER presides over tonights meeting, welcoming CRANVILLE FIRE CHIEF RON CAMPBELL as our special guest on this PATRIOTS DAY! Ron is hosted by MARTY YAUCH for tonights Program in tribute to the heroes, the victims, and the survivors of September 11, 2001. This is also our chance to thank our own heroes, those who volunteer their energy and time, putting themselves on the line for us, right here at home!
WELCOME, CHIEF CAMPBELL!

REMINDER: THIS SATURDAY - LABOR OF LOVE - 8AM - OAK PARK ESTATES (TURN IN & TAKE FIRST LEFT)
BRING TOOLS, GLOVES, LADDERS, WHATEVER YA GOT!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED !!!

SHARON ACUNCIUS was proposed for membership last week by BRAD ACUNCIUS! The Board met following the regular meeting and accepted the proposal which now comes before the full Club. Absent contrary action, Sharons membership becomes effective one week hence, with installation on September 18!

IN OTHER BOARD NEWS: Board voted to not participate in News Tribune Special Edition advertising due to potential cost, and voted to not participate in Valley Sunrise (Coal Valley) Rotarys Argentina (after-the-fact) August shipping-of-health-aids project.

COMING UP

This Saturday-LABOR OF LOVE--8AM--OAKPARK ESTATES! Next Thursday -PCEF SHOW -- EAT at 6PM, Show at 7PM, $8 ! Thursday, Sept. 25 - Guest Night #2 (potential members at Club expense) -- BRING FRIENDS!!!!!

DISTRICT NEWS FLASH -- Wanted, 4 Non-Rotarian young professionals for Group Study Exchange (expense-paid) trip to ARGENTINA April 20 to May 20, --PLUS one Rotarian Leader!

ALSO WANTED -- Candidates for District Governor for 2006-07!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

SEPTEMBER 4, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! President DEBBIE BUFFINGTON is armed with bell and gavel tonight, prepared to battle our CLUB ASSEMBLY agenda including MEMBERSHIP, HOUSE OF HOPE, committee update on selecting a CENTENNIAL PROJECT, plans for our attendance at PCEFs fall production on September 18, and more to come!

LAST WEEKS PROGRAM

REED WILSON brought us a past, present and future perspective of the I & M Canal last week. Its fascinating history began in 1836 with the toil of workers who dug the canal, eventually 97 miles long, by hand -- battling rough terrain, solid rock, lack of funding, disease and death before its eventual completion in 1848, linking the east coast to the Gulf of Mexico. The Canal officially closed in 1933, but has been resurrected for tourism and recreation, providing economic development as part of the Heritage Corridor Project, in which Reed is able to lend a hand on behalf of Congressman Weller. THANKS, REED!

FAREWELL, ALAN & PAT TREBS !!!?

ALAN TREBS has announced his move to a new location on the grid leaving Illinois Power for greener pastures in southern Illinois! ALAN & PAT have been a part of the fabric and family of Granville Rotary since Alan joined up in 1987, proposed for membership by Jim Hostetter. Alan served as PRESIDENT in 88-89, maintained perfect attendance for his first 7+ years in Rotary, became an Honorary Member in recognition of the Trebs familys dedication and SERVICE ABOVE SELF as Exchange Hosts during a short hiatus due to work circumstances in the mid 90s, and currently serves as CLUB TREASURER! ALAN & PAT, WELL MISS YOU.. BUT THERES A PERMANENT PLACE FOR YOU IN OUR HEARTS ----AND AT THE GRILL EVERY JUNE! Best wishes always, and wherever you are!!

COMING RIGHT UP..

Sept. 11 (Next Week!) -- TOM SIMMONS hosts Dr. Blanco!
Sept. 18 -- Dinner here then BRAD ACUNCIUS takes us (Dutch Treat) to PCEFs A Walk In The Park starting at 7:30 at PCHS.
Sept. 25 -- DARRELL ALLEMAN hosts our 2nd GUEST NIGHT for prospective members who missed out on the 1st festivities!
Oct. 2 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY (and family style chicken--- YES!!!)

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

AUGUST 28, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! Secretary of Club SCOTT SHORE has been gavel-ized to preside in the absence of higher authority tonight, and REED WILSON will present our Program! Well be hearing about the history AND future of the I & M Canal, including status of the Port of LaSalle initiative of Congressman Wellers that is supervised by. Reed!

TWO WEEKS AGO

TOM SIMMONS hosted our August 14 Program, featuring former PCJH Principal and now our new PC SCHOOL SUPER- INTENDENT-ELECT, MIKE STRUNA! Mr. Strunas state of the schools address gave us a view of current and future finances & programs. We fund 78% of the Schools 7-million-dollar annual budget, compared to 54% local funding of neighboring unit school districts, but our tax rate of 3.17 compares favorably to the neighboring districts average of 4.81. The question is, how do we prepare now for the financial crunch ahead!?!?

MEMBERSHIP SETS SAIL

OUR MEMBERSHIP MEETING last week brought great fellowship, and the possibility of several new members to help the cause! Included among our guests were Sharon Acuncius, Kay Mills, Kay Rue, Bill Tonarelli, Ernie Buchholz and Margaret Bonucchi -- ALL potential members!!! Our thanks to those who added appetizers & desserts to the enjoyment of the evening, too!!

LABOR OF LOVE NEEDS US !

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 -- Two mobile homes in Oak Park Estates need repair and well be there!! So will the Labor of Love labor-leader, with supplies, instructions, lunch (when the first whistle blows) and LOTS of good will! If youre signed up to be there, BE THERE! And if not signed up, BE THERE ANYWAY! Well need all the help (and cheering section) we can get!

COWPIE HELPS PUT OUT FIRES!

The Board met last week, voting to donate $500 of our COWPIE profits to the Granville Fire Department, in appreciation for their hosting Granville Days, covering the cost of advertising -- and for their help as dealers at AFTERGLOW! (Board activity is subject to veto or approval at the next regular meeting)

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

AUGUST 14, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! President DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides & TOM SIMMONS hosts tonights Program, featuring former PCJH Principal and now our new PC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT, MIKE STRUNA!
Tonights state of the schools address will give us a view of current and future finances & programs. [editors note: We are VERY thankful also to our guest for continuing the school districts service of printing our weekly Granstand Bulletin!]
WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB, MR. STRUNA!

TWO WEEKS AGO

DANIELLE STODDARD hosted TONY RUDA of IVCC two weeks ago, to tell us tonight about the possibility of a FITNESS CENTER at PCHS !! The PC/IVCC Joint Venture would require a non-student membership base of 100 @ $150/year, supporting a balcony-full of equipment, trainer, and full PC ownership in 5 years! Students, meanwhile, would benefit from daily access!!
THANK YOU, DANIELLE, FOR THE ENERGIZING PROGRAM!

PIE CHART LOOKS GOOD !

ESMERELDAS good deed for the day netted happy winners and tidy profits, thanks to Charlie Lenkaitis 2-hour, 26-minute walk-push-pull, and the able selling skills of several cow pie groupies who made the last-minute rounds to sell the balance of all 450 tickets! Were also thankful to the Committee, the VOICE volunteers who helped draw the grid, and the Lenkaitis family for the borrowed bovine!! The happiest contributors included Grand Prize $1,000 winner Megan Yelnick of New Lenox and $100 winners Danielle Stoddard (TWICE!) Mia Gualandi, Sis Mear, Char Gallagher, Debbie Thompson, Nelda Naumann, James Stombaugh, Jeanne Alleman & Jeremy MacClure. THANKS, ALL!

50 - 50 WINNERS

Recent $50 winners include Matt Hostetter & Terry Fulmer!!!!!
& with help from DON GIBSON, the last of the tickets are SOLD!

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME !

Bring GUESTS, salads & desserts on August 21 for Rotary fellowship, fam-style chicken and MEMBERSHIP INFO!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP MONTH -- PLAN NOW, BRING GUESTS TO ROTARY!!!!

WE NEED MORE MEMBERS!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JULY 31, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! President DEBBIE BUFFINGTON presides & DANIELLE STODDARD hosts tonights Program, to be presented by TONY RUDA of IVCC ! In addition to his on-campus work, our guest has been instrumental in establishing local summer programming and will tell us tonight about the possibility of a FITNESS CENTER at PCHS !! With luck we also hope to welcome a PC School Board member or two, and Supt. MIKE STRUNA to tonights meeting of the Granville Rotary Club.
WELCOME, ONE & ALL!

No Business Like COW Business !

READY.. SET.. AND PLEASE GO! This Saturday is our annual COW PIE BINGO GAME, 4pm, McCoy Street west of Hopkins Park. PLEASE GET THOSE TICKETS SOLD!!

50 - 50 SUCCESS

Congrats, RAY NAUMANN -- you have last weeks winner!!!!!

LAST WEEK ABOUT THIS TIME..

CHRIS SLINGSBY hosted last weeks Program, presenting as her guest RICK SEIBERT, Director of the HENNEPIN WETLANDS INITIATIVE, a privately owned, government backed project designed to improve water quality, biodiversity and recreational opportunities south of Hennepin. Rick is a 1974 PCHS Grad, & former caretaker for the drainage district.
Thanks, Chris!

POKER RUN FUN

CATHY OLIVERI reports that the POKER RUN held last weekend netted our TOYS IN THE PANTRY and the P.C. FOOD PANTRY a total of $1,559.50 each -- not to mention the good times had by all ! Stop by and thank the friendly folks at the Second Chance Saloon!

BOARD GAMES

THE BOARD met last week! Action taken: (1) DUES were raised from $40 to $45 per half-year to cover overhead of $41.50 we now pay out for District and RI dues, insurance, and Rotarian subscription costs. (2) MEMBERSHIP GUEST MEETING is set for Aug. 21, here, family style chicken & bring a dessert to pass!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JULY 24, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! President DEBBIE BUFFINGTON has the gavel, and CHRIS SLINGSBY hosts tonights Program, presenting as her guest RICK SEIBERT! Rick will tell us about the HENNEPIN WETLANDS PROJECT, of which he is the Director.
WELCOME TO ROTARY, RICK!

RECENT EVENTS

MARY CARLA GRUBE, Exec. Director of FREEDOM HOUSE was on hand two weeks ago to share a true success story! The agency, now 20 years old, serves 5 counties (Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Putnam and Stark) with 24-hour crisis & shelter services as well as court & medical advocacy, counseling, prevention education, and recovery help for domestic and sexual assault victims! Our thanks to CATHY OLIVERI for setting up the program, hosted by Scott Shore!

OUR VERY OWN KRISTA STOKKE gave last weeks program to tell us about her path to the ministry, which has led her clear to GRANVILLE, ILLINOIS --and were glad it DID! Thanks, Krista!

BROWN NOW, COW !
Brunhilde The Cows business agent says she is in straining for the big game at Granville Days on August 2... So NO HOLDING BACK -- grab as many tickets as you can of the 450 available @ $10 each -- and SELL the rest!

50-50 FREQUENT FLYER

TOM SIMMONS LUCK IS HOLDING STEADY -- winning his second $50 in a row as we drew the fourth winner at last weeks meeting! Congrats, Tom ---- is that ticket for sale???

COMING SOON

DANIELLE STODDARDS PROGRAM -- JULY 31
COW PIE BINGO AT GRANVILLE DAYS -- AUGUST 2
CLUB ASSEMBLY --FAMILY STYLE! -- AUGUST 7
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AUGUST IS MEMBERSHIP MONTH -- PLAN NOW, BRING GUESTS TO ROTARY!!!! CK Cutright and SA Shore represented the Club at last weeks District Membership Seminar in Rock Falls, bringing back this message:

WE NEED MORE MEMBERS!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JULY 10, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! President DEBBIE BUFFINGTON has the gavel, and SCOTT SHORE hosts the Program for tonights meeting -- with special guest, MARY CARLA GRUBE, Exec. Director of FREEDOM HOUSE! Its NEW, its IMPROVED, and its able to serve those in need of protection from domestic and sexual violence throughout Bureau, Henry, Marshall, Putnam and Stark Counties!
WELCOME TO ROTARY, MARY CARLA GRUBE!

COW - A - DUNGA !!!!!!!

VIC & JANE LENKAITIS report that therell be no stopping Brunhilde The Cow this time round, as we (and Brunhilde) prepare for our GRANVILLE ROTARY COW PIE BINGO event at Granville Days on August 2... So NO HOLDING BACK -- get as many tickets as you can of the 450 available @ $10 each!

A THANKYOU RECEIVED..
M-P 4-H extends thanks for our contribution of $20 toward trophies. Best wishes to the 4-Hers!

50 - 50 FUN.

WE HAD TRIPLE THE FUN LAST WEEK, catching up on old times with our first three drawings out of the new 50-50 pool! AND THE $50 WINNERS ARE.. Kevin Doyle, Cathy Baracani, and our own TOM SIMMONS! By consensus, it was agreed that the holders of 16+ tickets unsold by the time of the first drawing would not be included in the drawing, and that those tickets will be discounted 50 cents for each drawing -- so theyre just $23.50 each -- what a DEAL! So sell whats left, get the stubs to VIC to be in the drawing for the weeks ahead!

NEXT TO KNOW NEWS NOTES

OUR FIRST-OF-THE-YEAR CLUB ASSEMBLY NIGHT netted some interesting stuff last week, including:
(1) Pres. Debbie presented the Club with its 2002-2003 Presidential Citation, received from RI for our work in all four Rotary avenues of service last year -- CONGRATS, CLUB!
(2) Princeton Rotary invites us to a catered cookout August 19 6pm -- $10 includes steak! See Debbie for tickets!
(3) MEMBERSHIP MONTH is August and well try to prepare a cookout-invite-in membership drive that month.
(4) Centennial Project New Committee: Bill, Scott, Cheri, Vic, Darrell, Chris K. & Debbie. Several prospects to be discussed.

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JULY 3, 2003

AND WELCOME BACK TO THE CLOVER CLUB! President DEBBIE BUFFINGTON takes her first swing with the gavel tonight, calling to order our CLUB ASSEMBLY! The agenda includes a Sounds of Summer recap, plans for the next step in selecting a Centennial Project, Poker Run update, 50-50 Raffle Roundup, Membership GROWTH (we hope!), a look ahead toward Granville Days, and moooooooooooore to come!!

WELCOME, ALL, TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!!

A PRESIDENTIAL CITATION !!!!!!!

DEBBIE brings us District Congratulations this week, accepting on our behalf a ROTARY INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL CITATION for excellence in all four avenues of Rotary Service last year -- Fellowship, and SERVICE to the Community, to the World, and to Vocational Excellence! Congrats to Brad & Club!

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On a sad note Ade Majiyagbe, wife of our new RI President, passed away on June 6. Our thoughts, prayers and support are with Jonathan Majiyagbe and family.

INSTALLATION NIGHT & A LOT MORE !

Our INSTALLATION NIGHT festivities at Rolandos last week included BRUNOs installation of a NEW PRESIDENT & new Board -- a BIG thank you to BRAD for a great year WITH a clock and engraved plaque, past-presidents pin, & our Club Scrapbook of the past years achievements -- introduction of Dolly Albers as our NEW ASSISTANT GOVERNOR -- installation of CHERI CK CUTRIGHT as our newest member of Granville Rotary -- SERVICE ABOVE SELF Award to NADINE REASONS for her outstanding work at PC Achievement Center -- a plaque, a standing ovation, and the gratitude of EVERY Rotarian to JENO BONUCCHI on his unforced retirement from the Rotary Treasury after just 20+ years, and special thanks also to MARGARET for being part of the team! -- PERFECT ATTENDANCE AWARDS to Brad (3 yrs), Marty (8 yrs), Cathy (9 yrs), Larry (15 yrs), Tom (17 yrs), Scott (18 yrs), Reed (26 yrs), and CHARTER YEAR MEMBERS JENO BONUCCHI & BRUNO BUCHHOLZ (all 36 years!!) -- plus honorable mentions to several more for near-perfect attendance! Congrats !

NEXT WEEK: Scott Shore hosts MARY CARLA GRUBE of the new, improved, and absolutely HUGE Freedom House Program!

WELCOME TO ROTARY INSTALLATION NITE 2003!

JUNE 26, 2003

AND WELCOME TO ROLANDOS! President BRAD ACUNCIUS presides over tonights celebration of a GREAT year of service and fellowship, and the launching of a new Rotary year with new Officers and a new Board! Our Club offers thanks to Brad and the Officers, Board Members and Committee Chairpeople, whose hard work and dedication paid off in EVERY way! Those given special praise tonight include:

Brad Acuncius, President
Debbie Buffington, VP
Cheri Klein, Board Member
Cathy Oliveri, Board Member
Chris Slingsby, Board Member
Alan Trebs, Board Member

AND our Rotary Club pledges to make the coming year ANOTHER Granville Rotary success, under the able leadership of:
Debbie Buffington, President
Matt Hostetter, VP
Brad Acuncius, Board Member
Don Gibson, Board Member
Cheri Klein, Board Member
Danielle Stoddard Board Member
Krista Stokke, Board Member
Marty Yauch, Board Member

A SPECIAL GUEST

Among our many guests tonight, we are privileged to welcome NADINE REASONS, part-time worker and FULL time great person, offering help to staff, friends & patrons of the Putnam County Achievement Center in Standard. WELCOME, NADINE!!

NEW GRANVILLE ROTARY MEMBER !

Tonights the Night! CHERI CK BRYANT CUTRIGHT becomes a member of Granville Rotary tonight, having transferred her membership from Marseilles Rotary which is trying out a new meeting time (non-condusive to CKs teaching schedule!) CK was proposed for membership by Scott Shore, approved by the Board and ratified by the Club. CONGRATULATIONS, Cheri AND WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

NEWS BLASTS

THANKS TO ALL who helped at Sounds of Summer. We grossed over $2,000 for the event! (Details to follow!) 50-50 RAFFLE tickets are STILL on sale. Weve delayed the first drawing, but when drawn well make up for lost weeks.

BUSINESS MEETING next week --See you at the Clover Club!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JUNE 19, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding over tonights meeting, and CATHY OLIVERI hosting tonights Program featuring PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF KEVIN DOYLE! Sheriff Doyle hopes to fill us in on the upcoming plans for KOPS & KIDS for which weve donated two grand prize bicycles, AND the status of plans for construction of a new jail!!! The project, still in the preliminary engineering stage, will total 5000 sq ft, including a new 911 control center, booking room and sheriffs offices, and a new jail with 3 cells, 5-person capacity, even handicapped-accessible!
WELCOME, SHERIFF DOYLE!

SOUNDS OF SUMMER

THIS WEEKEND -- June 21 (11am to7pm) and June 22(10am to 6pm). Well hope for a great turn-out & a successful foodfest fundraiser! PLEASE sign up to help, if you have not already done so--spouses & family too--SEE YOU THERE!

LAST WEEKS PROGRAM

Host LARRY PRIEST introduced guest CRYSTAL MULLER of the Illinois STATE COMPTROLLERS OFFICE, presenting last weeks Program. Ms. Muller offered an inside look at state budget controls --- and the need for more! In four years, she said, the State budget has skyrocketed from $30 billion to $53 billion, netting a projected $5 billion deficit this year. Comptroller Daniel Hynes, she said, is seeking to put more accountability into the States budgeting practices with bills now on the Govs desk.
OUR THANKS TO LARRY FOR HOSTING & TO CATHY FOR MAKING THE ARRANGEMENTS!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED!

SCOTT SHORE has proposed CHERI CK BRYANT CUTRIGHT as a transferee Rotarian under the classification of Elementary Ed, moving her membership from the Marseilles Rotary Club which has switched from evening to noon meetings!
THE BOARD met following last weeks meeting and approved the proposal. The CLUB now has seven days to deliberate and absent objection, we hope to install CHERI at our annual INSTALLATION NIGHT Program on JUNE 26 at Rolandos!!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JUNE 12, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding over tonights meeting and Program Host LARRY PRIEST having the privilege of hosting special guest CRYSTAL MULLER --- representing the Illinois STATE COMPTROLLERS OFFICE! Ms. Muller is the shell answer person when were trying to find out where the money goes in, and how we hope to ever get the money out, from State government. The Comptrollers position, now held by Daniel Hynes, was first created by the 1970 Constitution as an elected position under the Executive Branch, to serve as the States CFO.
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, CRYSTAL MULLER!!!

SOUNDS OF SUMMER

SPREAD THE WORD -- June 21 (11am to7pm) and June 22(10am to 6pm). Well hope for a great turn-out & a successful foodfest fundraiser! PLEASE sign up to help, if you have not already done so--spouses & family too! And mark your calendars!

THANK YOU

The Club received a Thank You note from Hopkins Elementary for our donations to their reading program. Thanks to Lila, for chairing our literacy committee!

POKER RUN

TICKETS ON SALE NOW from Cathy O, as part of the Last Chance POKER RUN fun, July 13. Any takers in waterproof clothes for entry in the lawnmower run? Marty & Cathy suggests we stop in that weekend to show our moral support.

50-50 RAFFLE

OUR OWN CATHY OLIVERI won last weeks $50 bill! Congrats, Betty!! AND VIC SAYS NEW TICKETS ARE OUT -- AND DUE BACK IN TIME FOR THE FIRST DRAWING ON JUNE 19 -- SO SELL LOTS and SELL QUICKLY!!

UPCOMING PROGRAMS (REVISED): NEXT WEEK -- JUNE 19 Cathy hosts Sheriff Doyle on plans for the NEW JAIL, + KOPS & KIDS; Then: JUNE 26 is INSTALLATION NITE!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JUNE 5, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding over tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY! On the agenda.. Committee Reports: New 50-50 Raffle launch.. Sounds of Summer Sign-up.. HotDogs In the Park?? Installation Nite plans. And Centennial Project ?!

SOUNDS OF SUMMER

SPREAD THE WORD -- June 21 (11am to7pm) and June 22(10am to 6pm). Well hope for a great turn-out & a successful foodfest fundraiser! PLEASE sign up to help, if you have not already done so--spouses & family too! And mark your calendars!

BOARD REPORT

THE BOARD met prior to regular session at last weeks meeting and approved, then announced with the Club ratifying, the purchase of two childrens bicycles for this years Kops & Kids event -- with the recommendation that we budget for this event annually in the future. Cathy O will see to the prizes & photo op.

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

RAY NAUMANN treated us to a special video program last week, featuring some of Granville Rotarys finest characters of the past and present! THANK YOU, RAY -- it was a great program!

RELAY FOR LIFE

PRESIDENT BRAD announced that Rotary will be invited to participate in the first lap run on June 7 -- and Cathy O says shell be there! Line-up time is 3:30 pm, start-time is 4pm. We can ALSO sponsor Cathy (any other Rotarians too??) on the Relay.

CONGRATULATIONS, DR. CHRIS!

CONGRATS TO CHRIS SLINGSBY on finishing -- long-distance and at long-last, your doctorate in Pharmacy -- Another Granville Rotary FIRST -- and just what the doctor ordered!

UPCOMING PROGRAMS (REVISED):

NEXT WEEK Larry hosts a rep of the State Comptroller; JUNE 19 Cathy hosts Sheriff Doyle on KOPS & KIDS; JUNE 26 is INSTALLATION NITE!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MAY 29, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding, and RAY NAUMANN hosting tonights Program of Rotary memories! WELCOME, ALL!

SOUNDS OF SUMMER

CHAIRMAN LARRY PRIEST agrees its worth one more try after the Club voted two weeks ago to again offer our culinary talents at the PC Conservation Districts SOUNDS OF SUMMER, June 21 (11am to7pm) and June 22(10am to 6pm). Larrys the man in charge, Reeds got the lemon shake-up concession (well try to eliminate the neighborly competition), and several great ROTATIANS are willing to put in the time and effort to make it happen, come rain or shine! But SIR BOSS says its make it or break it, and if cant make $1,000, or if we have to pull in non-Rotarian manpower just to make the food booth work, this should be known as Rotarys last stand! ---Meanwhile, PCCD is trying to beef up the action with more advertising, and a welcome back to the buckskinners and crafters. Well set up shop on Friday, June 20 at 2 pm. SIGN IN PLEASE!!!!

And mark your calendars!

DISTRICT CONFERENCE REPORT

We were well represented at the District Conference held May 16-18 at NIU, with BRUNO & VIC present on Friday, and BRAD & SCOTT present on Saturday! Bruno was called upon by Gov. Don Clayberg to install a new member into the District; Scott performed the Conference Resolution with Ottawa Rotarian Jim Keeley, our Club Banner was well displayed, our Foundation silent auction donation of three local history books netted interest AND $45 for the cause, PRESIDENT BRAD was the proud recipient of a District COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD, and a good time was had by all Rotarians present! Were already gearing up for the 2005 100th Anniversary International Convention to be held in Chicago, with opportunities sure to come for our contributions toward the event.

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NEXT WEEK-CHICKEN & PASTA with a side order of BUSINESS!
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50 - $50 WINNERS

RECENT $50 RECIPIENTS include: NANCY CARLSON, ROBERT TONER, CRAIG DAVIS, & MARTY RUE! More potential customers for the next batch of tickets ----in print soon!!!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MAY 22, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding, and LILA MILLS slated for tonights feature presentation! WELCOME, ALL!

SCHOLASTIC BOWL~~SECOND PLACE ? ?

JANE LENKAITIS hosted last weeks Program welcoming the PUTNAM COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLASTIC BOWL TEAM to challenge our own perennial ROTARY TEAM in what was SUPPOSED to be a knock-down, drag-out fight to the finish with US WINNING! Unfortunately for us, but a credit to the wit and wisdom of JANEs band of high school renowns, our 108-74 lead at the half reversed to a 239-216 game-end loss!

PCHS team winners were Kane Casolari, Jordan Ellena, Alex Bogner, Curt Bence , Blaise Felty, Daniel Shore, with Shauna Casolari serving as scorekeeper. Our own finest included Tom, Debbie, Bill, Reed, Alan, Matt & Scott.

Better luck next year, Team!

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AFTER-MATH
The AFTERGLOW numbers are in: 115 attending, most staying to the end; $3,240 cost, $1,820 received in donations from 46 donors (compared to 64 last year), leaving a deficit of $1,420 which MIGHT be re-couped from a grant proposal still pending for a Rotary Foundation Community Assistance Project Award. TREASURER JENO also gave us a GREAT Treasurers Report last week, showing a healthy bottom line. THANK YOU, JENO !

ROTARY NEWSBYTES

CATHY O. says Second Chance is giving us a SECOND CHANCE as beneficiary of this years POKER RUN Sunday, July 13! We can buy tickets from Cathy for the drawings, too!

THE BOARD approved & Club ratified: $25 donation/thank you to Lacon Rotary (added to $25 charge for set-up help and use of their mini-golf course); $30 each registration fee for Bruno, Vic and Brad attending District Conference (Scott attends as AG); and $50 for two Ron Bluemer Books and one Steve Stout Book, as our offering for the District Conference Rotary Foundation Raffle.

SOUNDS OF SUMMER June 21-22 won Club consensus to host our food booth, provided ALL WORK! Larry P. is named Chairman, with Reed W. in charge of the Lemon Shake-up end.

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MAY 15 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding and JANE LENKAITIS hosting our Program! Tonight we welcome the PUTNAM COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLASTIC BOWL TEAM, here to take on the GRANVILLE ROTARY SCHOLASTIC BOWL TEAM in a knock-down, drag-out fight to the finish! Representing the PCHS Team are: Kane Casolari, Jordan Ellena, Alex Bogner, Curt Bence , Blaise Felty, Daniel Shore, and Shauna Casolari serving as scorekeeper & equipment set-up mogul. May the best Team win!

ROTARY AWARDS PRESENTED

PRESIDENT BRAD was on hand for the PCHS Awards Assembly last week, presenting on behalf of Granville Rotary our KNUTE HAMMEL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD to JEFF HOLST, our annual CO-OP STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD to ANDREW GRANT, and Rotary STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARDS to D.J. HAUN, ALEX BOGNER, EMILY EDGERLEY, KAYTIE DECKER, STEPHANIE PROKUP, KANE CASOLARI, DOUG ALLEMAN & GINA DAWE!

AFTERGLOWING

AND A FUN TIME WAS HAD BY ALL -- INCLUDING US! The AFTERGLOW report is all good -- with a record number of students in attendance (official tally 115) and staying throughout the event! Our format-switch to the CARNIVAL-CASINO combination was apparently a hit, and though a lot of work this first time around, shows promise for a return engagement next year! Our thanks to all who donated time, energy, carnie know-how and Vegas savvy to make the post-prom bash a success -- with special thanks to all firehouse volunteers who answered the call in our hour of need -- and HUGE thanks also to all who donated money, prizes and auction items for making it all possible!

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING

VIC LENKAITIS hosted retired PCHS teacher and local historian RON BLUEMER last week, to share some local railroad history and to tell us about his latest publication, RAILS ACROSS THE HEARTLAND--now in print! Thanks for a great program, VIC!

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MORE HISTORY COMING? RAY NAUMANNs Program May 29 will feature some clips of GRANVILLE ROTARYs past! And for the future: Business Meeting 6/5, CATHY on 6/12, LARRY on 6/19, INSTALLATION NITE on 6/26. See ya here!

WELCOME TO ROTARY!

May 1, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding over tonight's CLUB ASSEMBLY! The Agenda includes final planning for the AFTERGLOW, plans for KNUTE HAMMEL and CO-OP STUDENT Awards to be presented May 8, and CLub Representation at the DISTRICT CONFERENCE in DeKalb, May 16-18. (and all before 8pm!!!)

IF THE 4-WAY TEST FAILS....

CHRIS KUNKEL hosted co-RedCross Crisis Volunteer and better half, SHARON KUNKEL last week, to explain how terrorism threatens us, right here in River City -- and the Red Cross emergency plan response to mass destruction, from chemical and biological toxins to nuclear disasters. You you have your kit packed?? THANK YOU FOR THE PROGRAM, CHRIS!

50-50 RAFFLE'S POSTHUMOUS PROCEEDS

Mrs. Frank Vulcani will receive last week's earnings. Congrats!

GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD MOBILE SUCCESS!

Our Granville Rotary Good Friday Bloodmobile report -- from Sharon Kunkel IN PERSON -- is GOOD news! 88 Donors including 9 first-timers and 17 High School students, 86 pints collected.

AFTERGLOW

The gifts and auction prizes are on display, the kids are geared to go, the game-plan is laid, and we're ready for launch! Volunteers needed to help set up the miniature golf course at 9am, decorating and setting up the games will be at 3pm, dessert-makers can bring goods then too, and ALL HANDS ON DECK at the Mark Hall by 10 pm this Saturday, May 3!

WELCOME TO ROTARY!

APRIL 24, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding and CHRIS KUNKEL bringing us SHARON KUNKEL to present tonights Program! Both Chris and Sharon are Red Cross Emergency Relief volunteers and Sharon is also an RN and Instructor. Tonight well here about one aspect of disaster readiness --weapons of mass destruction! WELCOME!?!

GOOD FRIDAY BLOOD MOBILE SUCCESS!
Our Granville Rotary Good Friday Bloodmobile made the grade last week, netting a large turn-out. Thanks to all who pitched in time, blood, and whatever else they had, to make the project a success and a help to the cause. Full report forthcoming tonight!!

50 - 50 WINNERS
CONGRATS TO JOHN MEAR AND TO LARRY PRIEST! Theyre $50 richer and likely ready to try their luck again as we prep for printing of this years raffle ticket offering! Good luck, all!

Coming UP..
NEXT WEEK: Business & Afterglow final prep!
May 3 - AFTERGLOW! All hands report to Mark Hall!
May 8-Awards Assembly in the AM, Janes Program in the PM;
May 15 - Vics turn to host!
May 16-18 - District Conference at NIU!
May 22 - Lila Mills hosts;
May 29 - Ray Naumann Hosts
Mark your calendars!

AFTERGLOW UPDATE
BILL KLEIN dedicated last weeks Program to teaching us everything we need to know about fair-dealing! Meanwhile, the Afterglow PRIZES are on display in the High School Commons, building interest, and our invitations are ready and awaiting inclusion with Prom invitations this week. When in trouble, we called THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, and theyll give us a few guys (hopefully at least 6) on loan to help run the Afterglow games! VIC has the bingo set-up under control, and SCOTT is planning the golf, basketball, darts and more for the Carnival, Debbies decorating, and KIM has the honor of ordering pizzas. We still need volunteers, decorators, baked goods, and more volunteers!

WELCOME TO ROTARY!

APRIL 10, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding and CHERI KLEIN bringing us tonights Program. WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE !
GOOD FRIDAY, GOOD CAUSE -- Our Granville Rotary Good Friday Bloodmobile is ready and waiting -- volunteers will be needed for set-up and take-down and in-between! DONORS NEEDED! See Chris Kunkel to sign up to help!!

AFTERGLOW
MARKING ALL CALENDARS.. Saturday, May 3 at the Mark Community Building! We will need help with decorations, check-in, running tables and games, cashiering, food prep and lots more to do! More on this tonight!!

NEXT WEEK: BILL KLEIN hosts the Program -- See You Here!

CLUB ASSEMBLY REPORT
A FEW ITEMS OF INTEREST from last weeks meeting.
DONATION APPROVED: $25 annual dues to PC Historical Society, per budget pre-approval.
BOARD ACTION OVERRIDE: Although the Board had previously voted to forego donation to I.V. Alzheimers as a $100 walk sponsor, and to budget $500 for such contingencies next year, the Club membership noted that we already have a $500 contingency line-item and voted unanimously to override that Board Action and instead defer to the Finance Committee the task of setting guidelines for donation requests. Emphasis was placed on funding local direct-service organizations, as opposed to charities that collect and re-disperse donated funds.
Brother CHRIS asks that Illinois Valley Alzheimers be considered for a smaller donation out of next years budget. Action deferred.
AFTERGLOW REPORT: Progress, but more work to be done including naming of committees, obtaining appropriate gifts and auction items, and final selection of games. Committee members also checked out the Mark Hall after the meeting.
LITERACY: Lila Mills made a pitch for readers to attend two Pre-K sessions April 10 (today!) at Hopkins Elementary. Lila volunteered for one, and Jane volunteered Vic for the other. OUR HEROES!

APRIL 17 - BILL KLEIN HOSTS THE PROGRAM!
APRIL 18 - GOOD FRIDAY ROTARY BLOOD DRIVE!
APRIL 24 - CHRIS KUNKEL HOSTS THE PROGRAM!

See you at Rotary!

WELCOME TO ROTARY!

APRIL 3, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding over tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY!

EMBERS WELCOME
AFTERGLOW EMBERS, that is! KIM KETTMAN dedicated her program last week to spark interest in our planning for CARNIVAL! -- a carnival/casino night for students post-prom safe enjoyment, on (MARK YOUR CALENDARS!) May 3 at the Mark Hall! Kim led discussion regarding the need for volunteers from outside the Club to help run the casino games to be supervised by BILL, MATT has requested use of the Mens Club Wheel of Fortune and CATHY. has made the pitch for use of Standard Fires Wheel, and were on the look-out for a bingo cage & cards which VIC will run, BILL has found Rotarys stash of printed felts, vests and other supplies, The Committee has focused on several carnival games, and Lacon Rotary has offered its miniature golf course at minimal charge! Committee Chair DEBBIE BUFFINGTON says theres more work to be done, but were off to a GREAT start! Thanks for the Program, KIM!

BOARD BITS
THE BOARD met last week to consider one of several incoming requests for sponsorship in a fundraising event. Under consideration was the request of Illinois Valley Alzheimers Association for $100 walk sponsorship. Discussion followed regarding events in which members are involved but are not requesting Club contributions (seeking only individual sponsors including Rotary members) requests that might be received for fundraising events not previously budgeted by the Club, but all very worthwhile causes. By consensus, the Board declined to fund requests this year but determined that it would budget $500 in next years budget to sponsor up to 10 causes at $50 each until that fund is depleted. [Note: Board action stands as reported unless modified by a motion made and supported by 2/3 of those present when reported at the next general meeting.]

OTHER ROTARY NEWS:

TREASURER JENO reports that we collected $605 and paid out $900 for Agri-Business Nite meals! Hell compare notes with Chairman DARRELL to see where the money leak occurred!

ROTARY GOOD FRIDAY BLOODMOBILE -- APRIL 18!

PROGRAMS:CHERI KLEIN hosts 4/10; BILL hosts 4/17!

APRIL 18 - GOOD FRIDAY ROTARY BLOOD DRIVE!
APRIL 24 - CHRIS KUNKEL HOSTS THE PROGRAM!

WELCOME TO ROTARY!

MARCH 27, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding, and KIM KETTMAN hosting tonights program! WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

ROTARIO de MEXICO

MATT HOSTETTER convinced DON GIBSON to return from Cabo San Lucas to present the Program on March 13, telling us about his travels south of the border, the ins and outs of doing rail maintenance business in Mexico (mostly outs when it comes to paying for the privilege), and the fellowship shared at the up-scale Rotary Club of Cabo San Lucas! The Program on the day of his visit included the donation of wheelchairs to the disabled ---- Rotary at work!! Don hopes to visit other Clubs throughout Mexico, and to exchange Club banners, in future business travels there.

THANKS FOR A GREAT PROGRAM, MATT & DON!

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NEXT WEEK: A GREAT BLEND OF BUSINESS & CHICKEN!

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AGRI-BUSINESS SUCCESS
GREAT CROWD, GREAT FOOD, GREAT PROGRAM Agri-Business Night 2003 was enjoyable for all (exception: Chairman Darrell, who wound up in sick bay last Thursday! -- Best Wishes, Darrell-- and thanks for setting it all up!!) MP FAIR QUEEN MEGAN McCRACKEN lit up the event with her appearance to thank all who keep our farms alive, and Program Guests JAY ALLEN (Moews Seed Company), TRENT GRIFFITH (Griffith Seed), and MIKE COFOID (Robinson Seed) gave us the story of seed production from the Putnam County roots up!! Rotary Guests, area Bank representatives & FFA added to the fellowship of the evening and a fitting tribute to NATIONAL AG WEEK, our ag-businesses, and our fondest memories of JULIA EDGERLY whose efforts have preserved the history of PCs leadership in hybrid seed development and marketing.

.Proving to all, that we not only SOW THE SEEDS OF LOVE ..WE LOVE THE SEEDS WE SOW!

Spring Valley Rotary Invite: Sunday, April 6, afternoon bus trip to Paradice -- $6 transport and buffet -- sign up today!

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Drawdown Monday, May 5 at Verucchis -- Tickets $40!

MARCH 29 - PETS AND DISTRICT ASSEMBLY - DIXON!
APRIL 3 - CLUB ASSEMBLY & BUSINESS MEETING!
APRIL 10 - CHERI KLEIN HOSTS THE PROGRAM!
APRIL 17 - BILL KLEIN HOSTS THE PROGRAM!
APRIL 18 - GOOD FRIDAY ROTARY BLOOD DRIVE!
APRIL 24 - CHRIS KUNKEL HOSTS THE PROGRAM!

See you at Rotary!

WELCOME TO ROTARY AGRI-BUSINESS NITE 2003!

MARCH 20, 2003

AND WELCOME TO PUTTERS, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding, and DARRELL ALLEMAN, RAY NAUMANN & BOB KIDD hosting tonights historic Program!

SEEDS OF TIME
OUR PROGRAM TONIGHT explores the history of hybrid seed production and its roots right here in Putnam County! Our very special guests include JAY ALLEN of Moews Seed Company, TRENT GRIFFITH of Griffith Seed Company& MIKE COFOID with the history of grandfather Jake Robinsons Seed Company.

Tonight we pay tribute to NATIONAL AGRICULTURE WEEK, to the Putnam County pioneers of hybrid seed corn production, to the farmers and agri-businesses whose efforts feed the world, and to a very special friend of Granville Rotary and of the Putnam County Historical Society, the late Julia Edgerley whose efforts helped preserve the history of seed production in Putnam County.

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WHATS ROTARY ?

Its new & old friends with a broad variety of occupational and professional interests..... ...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 draws its membership from -- Granville, Hennepin and Magnolia Townships. ...There are no age or gender restrictions, no political or religious ties, and no financial commitments beyond dues of $40 and meal costs. ...Membership is by recommendation of any present member. Its the privilege of participation with 1,243,431 fellow Rotarians in any of Rotarys 31,257 Clubs in 164 countries, world-wide! ...Attendance is a goal, but more of a benefit than a requirement.

WHETHER AS A MEMBER OR A GUEST, YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME AT GRANVILLE ROTARY!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

MARCH 13, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB, with President BRAD ACUNCIUS presiding, MATT HOSTETTER introducing, and DON GIBSON presenting! Don will share with us some (not all) of his experiences south of the border, including the experience of attending el Club Rotario de Cabo San Lucas last month . while in the neighborhood!
WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

PAST TENSE
DARRELL ALLEMAN hosted his lovely wife, JEANNE, at Rays Place on Feb. 27, to share Jeannes Mothers fascinating history, from Sweden to Ellis Island at age 15, and from Ellis Island to her uncles midwest life in Putnam County. Edna Amelia Anderson Tragard Anderson lived from 1893 to 1984, following her own rhythm, going where she wanted, staying as long as she chose, and teaching us that even now that immigrants have made America strong.THANKS, DARRELL!

LAST CALL FOR DUES -- IF YOU HAVENT PAID, DO IT !

SECOND-HAND MINUTES
Board Action of Feb. 27, ratified at our Club meeting last week, included approval of $100 (budgeted) to Putnam County Achievement Services, $200 to the McNabb/Magnolia Jr. Womens Club (increased from last years $75 in recognition of rising gas prices and other costs); and $250 (un-budgeted) to Starved Rock Special Olympics.

50 - 50 RAFFLE WINNERS: Our last two $50 winners were.
SHARON ACUNCIUS & JEAN SHAFER ! ! ! ! !
CONGRATS, SHARON & JEANNE!

WHATS UP.
MARCH 20 - AGRI-BUSINESS NITE -- BRING GUESTS!!! Putters, 6 social, 7 family style pork chop dinner, $11 per person, BRING GUESTS! We have a great program lined up on the history of seed production in Illinois, commenced in Putnam County!!
MARCH 27 - KIM KETTMAN HOSTS THE PROGRAM!
MARCH 29 - PETS AND DISTRICT ASSEMBLY - DIXON!
APRIL 3 - CLUB ASSEMBLY & BUSINESS MEETING!
APRIL 10 - CHERI KLEIN HOSTS THE PROGRAM!
APRIL 17 - BILL KLEIN HOSTS THE PROGRAM!
APRIL 18 - GOOD FRIDAY ROTARY BLOOD DRIVE!
APRIL 24 - CHRIS KUNKEL HOSTS THE PROGRAM!

See you at Rotary!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEB 27, 2003

AND WELCOME TO RAYS PLACE President BRAD ACUNCIUS calls the shots (at the meeting, not the bar) AND DARRELL ALLEMAN hosts his bride, JEANNE ALLEMAN to present tonights program on NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS!
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

LAST WEEK.
BRAD ACUNCIUS hosted last weeks Program featuring BOB RUPCICH, ISG (International Steel Group) Systems Manager, and BOB PASSINI, also in management at the former LTV Steel Plant in Hennepin. ISG was organized in 2002 by WL Ross & Co. to acquire assets of the bankrupt steel producer/processor.
THANK YOU, BRAD, FOR HOSTING THE PROGRAM!

GRANSTAND UPDATE
New Bulletin cover, updated roster & committees; If you spot any errors, please tell your Bull. Editor -- NOT the fine master!!

50 - 50 RAFFLE WINNER: Last weeks $50 winner was . JANE LENKAITIS -- now THATS a fine ! ! ! ! !

HOMEWARD BOUND
WE RETURN TO THE CLOVER CLUB NEXT WEEK, under new management of CHOPPER MORIARTY! DOROTHY CHRISTIANSEN happily received a planted token of our appreciation last week for having hosted us these recent years, and will stick around to help Chopper out.
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK AT THE CLOVER CLUB!

WHATS UP.
MARCH 6 - CLUB ASSEMBLY & BUSINESS MEETING!
MARCH 13 - MATT HOSTETTER HOSTS THE PROGRAM!
MARCH 20 - AGRI-BUSINESS NITE -- BRING GUESTS!!!
MARCH 27 - KIM KETTMAN HOSTS THE PROGRAM!
MARCH 29 - PETS AND DISTRICT ASSEMBLY - DIXON!
APRIL 3 - CLUB ASSEMBLY & BUSINESS MEETING!
APRIL 10 - CHERI KLEIN HOSTS THE PROGRAM!
APRIL 17 - BILL KLEIN HOSTS THE PROGRAM!
APRIL 18 - GOOD FRIDAY ROTARY BLOOD DRIVE!
APRIL 24 - CHRIS KUNKEL HOSTS THE PROGRAM!

See you at Rotary!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEB 20, 2003

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB President BRAD ACUNCIUS is the man with the gavel AND tonights program, hosting special guests MIKE STARIHA, ISG General Manager and BOB RUPCICH, ISG Systems Manager at the former LTV Steel Plant in Hennepin! ISG (International Steel Group) was organized in 2002 by WL Ross & Co. to acquire assets of the bankrupt steel producer/processor, and is a VERY welcomed entity in Putnam County as ISG tries to put the plant and many of its former employees back on solid footing!
WELCOME, MIKE STARIHA AND BOB RUPCICH!

GRANSTAND UPDATE
Did you notice? The Bulletins cover has received a facelift, with roster & committee updates & more. If you spot any errors, please (I know you will anyway) let your Bull. Editor know!

50 - 50 RAFFLE WINNER: Last weeks $50 winner was . FRANK KETTMAN ---- AGAIN ! ! ! ! ! Congrats, Frank!!

THANK YOU, DOROTHY!
DOROTHY & HERB CHRISTIANSEN have announced the sale of the CLOVER CLUB to CHOPPER MORIARTY effective March 1. We have appreciated Dorothys hospitality and cooking!!
The Clover Club will be closed next week in transition -- tentative plans are to move our meeting to RAYS PLACE in Hennepin at 6:30pm next week only ---- then returning to CLOVER CLUB and our NEW host, as of March 6. CONGRATS AND BEST WISHES, DOROTHY!!
(She says shell still be around to help the Chopper!)

98 AND COUNTING.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROTARY! This Sunday marks our organizations 98th year of service, fellowship, vocational strength and opportunity! The party doesnt stop here -- plans are in the works for Rotarys CENTENNIAL and discussion continues on our options for providing a fitting tribute in honor of the event. Final selection slated for March 6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

NEXT WEEK-- RAYS PLACE IN HENNEPIN AT 6:30pm, DARRELL ALLEMAN hosts and JEANNE ALLEMAN presents --on the fascinating topic of Native American Artifacts!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEB 13, 2003

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB President BRAD ACUNCIUS is the man with the gavel, and DON GIBSON is the man with tonights program, if hes back from his recent travels! WELCOME TO THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

OLD NEWS, GREAT NEWS!
MATT HOSTETTER was voted ONTO the island by the incoming Board of Directors last month, as next years VICE PRESIDENT! Matt will maintain headquarters in an undisclosed location during Pres.-Elect DEBBIE BUFFINGTONs tenure in office starting July 1, 2003, and will succeed to the throne the following July, for the 03-04 Rotary Year. Belated CONGRATS and BEST WISHES, Matt!

DUES AND DONTS
Dues bills are available! If you need your bill or have any question regarding your bill, see Secretary SCOTT. If youre inclined to PAY the bill, see Treasurer JENO! THANK YOU!

MOMENTOUS MINUTES.
50-50 RAFFLE CONGRAT$ TO JEANNE ALLEMAN--AGAIN!
TREAS. REPORT received and approved -- Thank you JENO!
BEST WISHES to knee patients BOB KIDD and THOM DAY -- were hoping for a quick recovery for both!
PRE-AFTERGLOW planning: Brad, Kim and Debbie will be meeting with PCHS Principal Bill Johnson to advise of our plans to host a game night including non-monetary gambling at Mark Hall, not requiring School Board approval. Also moved, seconded and approved to reserve the Mark Hall@no charge (we clean up).
CENTENNIAL PROJECT possibles still under consideration: Outdoor reading/visiting area for seniors at PC Achievement Center; Reading Program at PC Libraries (also need reader-volunteers); Domestic Peace gazebo at the Courthouse; Conservation District improvements; tree planting; participation in PCEF Greenhouse project. Final selection slated for March 6.
YOUTH FOCUS: Jr. High Youth Conference March 29 - volunteers needed -- please see Danielle Stoddard!
SPRING VALLEY ROTARY invites us to join them for a Riverboat Gambling BUS TRIP, possibly Sunday March 30.

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

FEB 6, 2003

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB President BRAD ACUNCIUS hosts tonights FAMILY STYLE DINNER & CLUB ASSEMBLY -- with plenty on BOTH buffets! Among the causes du jour: New Board 03-04 Officers; Centennial Project selection; Afterglow options; Students Service Above Self catch-up; Bloodmobile plans, and more! WELCOME TO ROTARY!

THANK YOU !
DANIEL SHORE and family thank you all for your prayers, cards, and a very uplifting balloon bouquet welcoming him home from the hospital this past week-- hes doing great!

PCEF DOING GREAT THINGS!
THANK YOU, REED WILSON For the PCEF update last week, reporting all GOOD news as PCEF marks off $600,000 in benefits over the past 15 years, still growing in strength! Next major project(one of several): A PCEF GREENHOUSE at PCHS!

NOTEWORTHY NEWS.

50-50 CONGRAT$ TO RECENT WINNERS, Sharon Acuncius, John Grivetti, & Frank Kettman! Best wishes to all on tonights pull!

YONA LUNKEN is the big winner of the District Drawing, netting a $10,000 trip for 2 (and baby makes three) or the option of $7500 in cash--Congrats, Yona!! Raffle proceeds are earmarked for Polio Eradication: thanks to all who participated!!

HENRY ROTARY is meeting at the MP Fair Office & Dining Hall thru February, returning to the Landings as of March 3.

SPRING VALLEY ROTARY now meets Mondays, 7:30 am at the High Rise. Join them when you get the chance!

CONGRATS TO THE NEW BOARD effective 7-1-03:
Don Gibson
Danielle Stoddard
Matt Hostetter
Krista Stokke
Cheri Klein
Marty Yauch
Brad Acuncius (Past Pres)
and
Debbie Buffington (Da Pres!)
THEY elect our 04-05 Pres!

PROGRAMS:
Don G. on 2/13;
Brad on 2/20;
Darrell on 2/27;
Business on 3/6;
Matt on 3/13;
AG NITE ON 3/20;
Kim on 3/27.

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JANUARY 9, 2003

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB in beautiful, downtown Mark, Illinois! President BRAD ACUNCIUS runs the show and Vice President DEBBIE BUFFINGTON is scheduled to host tonights Program. ALSO TONIGHT . . . . Board ELECTIONS! and nominations are still open (until the vote) for 6 seats on the Board, taking Office on July 1.

WELCOME, ALL, TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

INTERACT UPDATE VOICE has elected to not take on the formation of an INTERACT Club at PCHS as a VOICE project . If we want to offer such a Club, were on our own.

IN DUE COURSE Dues bills are acomin -- check with Scott to verify your attendance % if in question.. Base dues are still @ $40.00.

ANOTHER 50 - 50 WINNER

DON NELSON netted $50 on last weeks drawing --Congrats!!

GOVERNORS-TO-BE
It was announced last week that ANITA PAPICH of Loves Park Rotary will be our District Governor in 2005-2006! The line up now has FRED LUCKENBILL of Rock Island on tap for next July, BOB NEWLON of Oregon taking over in 2004, and ANITA following BOB in 2005. Great leadership, past, present & future!

ELECTIONS TONIGHT !
Tonights the night -- we are to elect 6 Board Members to join the President and immediate Past President as of July 1, 2003. These 8 will meet asap to elect a VICE PRESIDENT who will serve as President the following year (July 1, 2004). Nominated so far, with nominations still open:
Don Gibson
Danielle Stoddard
Matt Hostetter
Marty Yauch
Cheri Klein
Krista Stokke
SOW THE SEEDS OF LOVE !

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

JANUARY 2, 2003

AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! President BRAD ACUNCIUS leads the charge for tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY with project reports on toys and poinsettias, a look ahead at good things to come. ALSO TONIGHT . . . . Nominations are still open for Board ELECTIONS, voted by the Club to be held off til next week!

WELCOME, ALL, TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

INTERACT UPDATE
VOICE meets tonight at DANIELLE STODDARDs home for some post-holiday fun and further discussion of the possibility that VOICE and ROTARY would join forces to sponsor an INTERACT Club at PCHS, following up the discussion JENO BONUCCHI hosted on November 21. More news to follow..

IN DUE COURSE
Dues bills are acomin -- check with Scott to verify your attendance % if in question.. Base dues are still @ $40.00.

MORE 50 - 50 WINNERS
Since last reportwe can add TERRY FULMER to the list of satisfied customers -- he won THREE TIMES IN FOUR WEEKS!
We found enough left in the pot to also hand out $50 checks to Steve Tonioni/Tim Muntz, Mike Dinkelman, Nelda Naumann, Sydney Wilson and Walter Durley Boyle!

CATCHING UP ON OLD TIMES

On Dec. 5 we honored PCHS Juniors D.J. HAUN and ALEX BOGNER for their SERVICE ABOVE SELF and academic excellence, directing our $50 contributions in their honor to PCHS Thespians and Scholastic Bowlers!

Our Dec. 12 CHRISTMAS PARTY was a LOT of fun with a LOT of food, at the Ranch House. All enjoyed the lively entertainment provided at the keyboard by Jerry Peterson, accompanied by our very own crooner, BRUNO BUCHHOLZ!

We were home for the holidays, returning to Clover Club for our Dec. 19 meeting -- no caroling, but we DID get in a few holiday tunes for our own enjoyment -- THANKS, BRUNO!

SOW THE SEEDS OF LOVE !

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

DECEMBER 5, 2002

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! President BRAD ACUNCIUS leads the charge for tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY with lots of good tidings as we honor two PCHS High School Students with our STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARDS, and as we get into gear for some great projects, parties, and opportunities to share the spirit of the season!!
WELCOME, ALL, TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

INTERACT ACTION
JENO BONUCCHI hosted last weeks Program on the subject of INTERACT, Rotarys youth affiliate service organization, with VOICE members on hand to investigate the possibility of a joint venture by VOICE and ROTARY to sponsor a local INTERACT CLUB at PCHS. KATIE KNAPP, a senior at Henry-Senachwine High School and President of INTERACT there, described the Clubs organization and projects they have undertaken. MARIAN SHURTS of Henry Rotary Club answered questions regarding the relationship of their Club as sponsor and advisor to INTERACT, emphasizing that the Club is self-governed and self-funded but enjoys the benefits of international connections and affiliation with Rotary.
THANKS FOR THE PROGRAM, JENO!

STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARDS
TONIGHT we honor PCHS Juniors D.J. HAUN, son of Kelly and Jim Haun, and ALEX BOGNER, son of Mark and Shelly Bogner, for their SERVICE ABOVE SELF and academic excellence! Each will receive our Certificate and inclusion on the permanent STUDENT SERVICE ABOVE SELF plaque at PCHS, along with our contribution of $50 to the charity or cause of their choice. Each will also qualify for consideration in our presentation later this year of two scholarships to RYLA -- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards -- weekend event next May.
DJ is active in the Thespian Troupe, Snowball, Media Club, Chorus, VOICE (founder!), Hopkins Mentoring Program, Tri-County Youth Leadership, HOBY, and National Honor Society, with plans to major in law and theatre and to be involved in politics!
ALEX is active in Spanish Club, Webmasters Club, Snowball, Hopkins Mentoring Program, trapshooting and Scholastic Bowl, hoping to find a career in video game programming!
CONGRATULATIONS, DJ HAUN AND ALEX BOGNER!

COMING RIGHT UP......
Dec. 12 -- CHRISTMAS PARTY at THE RANCH HOUSE -- 6pm social, 7pm dinner AND entertainment!
Dec. 14 (Saturday) -- POINSETTIA DELIVERIES -- 9 AM at Mid American Growers
Dec. 19 CAROLING ?? Plans TBA
Dec. 26 -- no meeting -- CHRISTMAS RECOVERY DAY!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

November 21, 2002

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! President BRAD ACUNCIUS has the gavel and JENO BONUCCHI has the Program tonight, to welcome HENRY-SENACHWINE INTERACT PRESIDENT KATIE KNAPP, HENRY ROTARIAN MARIAN SHURTS, and a contingent representing PCHS V.O.I.C.E.S. with Advisor (and Granville Rotarian) DANIELLE STODDARD! Our Program will give us the full scoop on what INTERACT is, and whether any benefit might be derived from VOICES affiliation with this international youth organization. At last count, local Rotary Clubs sponsor 8,617 Interact Clubs throughout 110 countries, with a total world-wide membership of 198,191 students involved in community service, leadership training, and inter-continental exchange projects.

WELCOME, ALL, TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

COMING RIGHT UP...... Nov. 28 (Next Week) -- no meeting --THANKSGIVING!
Dec. 5 -- CLUB ASSEMBLY (and chicken!);
Dec. 12 -- BRUNO BUCHHOLZ hosts CHRISTMAS ??
Dec. 14 (Saturday) -- POINSETTIA DELIVERIES!
Dec. 19 CAROLING ?? Plans TBA
Dec. 26 -- no meeting -- CHRISTMAS RECOVERY DAY!

PAST TENSE.....
Oct. 24 (bulletins failed to make it from point A to point B) -- Cake & best wishes to Rotarians moving on --Thom Day & Jim & Marilyn Hostetter! And BRAD ACUNCIUS hosted STATE TROOPER TIM REPPIN to tell us how Project AMBER ALERT engages the publics help in emergency response to a child abduction -- we CAN help!

Oct. 31 -- spooked out; no meeting!

Nov. 7 -- BUSINESS MEEETING included (1) approval of 02-03 budget; (2) clarification of policy that all requests for donation that have not been budgeted be presented first to any Board member for Board consideration, then to be presented to the Clubs full membership for action on the Boards recommendation; (3) future budgets to be prepared each June for incoming president; (4) continuation of speaker gifts approved; (5) Student Service Above Self recipient & parents all to be invited for acceptance of monthly award.

Nov. 14 -- Odds & Ends (minutes not yet available).

NEWS NOTES: RICARDO PERES, Exch. Student from Brazil in 1979, says hes still single & hasnt grown (vertically), works in Sao Paulo in the travel industry, and would like to hear from us! Email peres.grupos@rextur.com.br (or see Scott for address/phone). SPRING VALLEY ROTARY moves to MONDAY AMs at the Hi-Rise, catered breakfast, beginning 1-1-03!

SOW THE SEEDS OF LOVE !

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

OCTOBER 17, 2002

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB!

President BRAD ACUNCIUS has budgeted the time tonight to talk about ..........the BUDGET! Treasurer JENO BONUCCHI has the numbers, mostly in the black, ready to be put to good use down the avenues of Rotary Service!
Following up recent discussions: Once the budget is set, a motion can be made at any time to authorize a budgeted expenditure; non-budgeted items and unspecified items to be expended from a miscellaneous line-item, must be referred to the Board for consideration. No motion may be made at a regular Club meeting to expend money to benefit a non-budgeted project, if the beneficiary is present at the meeting.

NEWS NOTES
LAST WEEKS 50-$50 WINNER: Our very own BOB KIDD!
NEXT WEEKS PROGRAM: BRAD ACUNCIUS hosts State Trooper TIM REPPIN to tell us about AMBER ALERT for missing & abducted children -- Bring a guest or two -- but make sure their parents know where they are!
HALLOWEEN: NO MEETING OCTOBER 31 -Beware of Future Rotarians on the prowl for candy!

V.O.I.C.E. MARTY YAUCH hosted the Program last week, as we welcomed some members of the Board of Directors of VOICE -- Valued Opinions in Community and Education -- the newly formed youth leadership organization at P.C.H.S.. VOICE organizer D.J. Haun said the organizations purpose is to effect positive social changes by engaging youth in volunteerism and leadership development, while empowering youth to develop bonds with community and school-based groups. Daniel Shore said that the group would offer to help with upcoming service projects sponsored by Rotary as well as other community groups. Club Treasurer Kim Korn related her experience in visiting with the American Legion Auxiliary recently, and Club Chairman Ryan Haun said he was similarly well received when he met with the American Legion Post. Greg Alleman and Matt Lunger told us about the groups recent Fun Fair carnival and movie night in the park, in which over 100 younger children participated, and told the Club about the leadership conference in which they participated earlier that day in Henry. The Club is assisted by our very own Granville Rotarian Danielle Stoddard, Youth Education Advisor with the Marshall-Putnam U of I Extension Office. Concluding the presentation, Rotary President Brad Acuncius presented VOICE with a donation of $100 from the LuAnn Acuncius Memorial Fund, in recognition of the groups charter-year efforts.
THANKS FOR HOSTING A GREAT PROGRAM, MARTY!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

OCTOBER 10, 2002

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! President BRAD ACUNCIUS leads way and MARTY YAUCH hosts the Program tonight, as we welcome the Board of Directors of VOICE -- Valued Opinions in Community and Education -- the newly formed youth leadership organization at P.C.H.S. !!

With the help of U of I Extension Youth Advisor (our very own) DANIELLE STODDARD, the Clubs vision is to effect positive social changes by engaging youth in volunteerism and leadership development, while empowering youth to develop bonds with community and school-based groups.

Board Members include: Freshmen Rachel Edgerley and Greg Alleman, Sophomores Matt Lunger and Daniel Shore, Juniors Emily Edgerley (Secretary), D.J. Haun and Kim Korn (Treas.), and Seniors Ryan Haun (Chairman) and Angie Mecagni (Vice-Chair).

WELCOME, ONE & ALL, TO TONIGHTS MEETING OF THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

CLUB ASSEMBLY NOTES
Discussion at last weeks CLUB ASSEMBLY hit and/or missed the following topics:
(1)Membership -- STILL agreed more strength in numbers -- ASK AROUND!!
(2)Rotary Centennial Project -- ideas batted around included some form of permanent structure benefiting the entire County if possible, with consideration given to community welcome signs, needs of youth such as providing playground recreation equipment, or projects benefiting the PC Library District or the PC Achievement Center for Senior Citizens. Debbie B. is assigned the honor of checking library and PCAC needs we might be able to meet with this project.
(3)Student Service Above Self Award -- October nomination coming, students having had the opportunity now to have met one of the criteria -- perfect attendance in the prior month!
(4)RULES REVIEW included a review of some standing minutes filtered out by Club Secretary SCOTT SHORE (who is still on the hunt for more parliamentary gems buried in our Clubs 35-year past) and a look at the Club Constitution, Bylaws and Corporate Charter of Granville Rotary. PRESIDENT BRAD plans to organize a book of such standing minutes for posteritys benefit as well as our own!
(5) CANCELLATION -- No meeting Oct. 31 so we can stay home to ward off demons and fairytale princesses with candy.

ANOTHER HAPPY 50-50 WINNER -- Roger Ploch!!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

OCTOBER 3, 2002

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! President BRAD leads the discussion at tonights CLUB ASSEMBLY, with such interesting agenda gems as: Membership; Rotary Centennial Project; Student Service Above Self Award; and... just how good is your Club Secretary at finding buried treasure?? WELCOME, ALL, TO GRANVILLE ROTARY!

DISTRICT GOVERNORS VISIT LAST WEEK
DISTRICT 6420 GOVERNOR DON CLAYBERG said he was right at home amidst the farmland and coal mines of Mark last week, on his official rounds within the District. A week earlier than originally scheduled, Governor Don complimented our Club for our numerous projects and personal involvement, particularly in community and vocational service. He also encourages our support of Rotary Foundation including our most recent ventures into Costa Rica (6 wells dug so far!) and completion of our commitment to the world to eradicate polio by 2005. Each Club, he says on behalf of our RI President, must determine its own direction on these and other objectives, and hes here to help! Were all invited to celebrate the years successes at the District Conference to be held at NIU in DeKalb on May 16-18. It was a great program, enjoyed by all.

WELCOME, PASTOR KRISTA !
PASTOR KRISTA STOKKE was installed last week, proposed by PRESIDENT BRAD ACUNCIUS, accepted under the classification of CLERGY, initiated by Club Chaplain BRUNO BUCHHOLZ, presented her lapel pin by Secy Scott Shore, welcomed by President Brad and each member of the Club, and pinned by the GOVERNOR himself! Welcome!!!!

ON THE DOWN SIDE. . . . Bill Shafers membership resignation was read and accepted with regret last week. Bill cites family and business circumstances but hopes to some day return to active membership. Our best wishes to Bill, and our thanks for the $100 donation he included with his letter.

Programs...Get Your Programs Here....
REED WILSON hosts our Program next week, October 10;
followed by MARTY YAUCH on October 17, BRAD ACUNCIUS on Oct. 24 & DARRELL ALLEMAN on Oct. 30! Our next family style BUSINESS MEETING is November 7!

50-50 RAFFLE WINNERS
RECENT $50 WINNERS INCLUDE: LILA MILLS; TRISTEN FORNES; JOHN McLAUGHLIN; LINDA PLATT; VIC LENKAITIS & JANE LEN

WELCOME TO GOVERNORS NITE 2002! !

September 26, 2002

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB!

Proving once and for all that he IS a man ahead of his time, our ROTARY DISTRICT 6420 GOVERNOR DON CLAYBERG joins us tonight -- a week earlier than planned, due to a change in his departure date for next weeks Rotary Zone Meeting....but always welcome! HELLO, GOVERNOR DON!

MEET THE GUBERNATOR!
GOVERNOR DON is a native of CUBA (ILLINOIS), picking up a bachelors degree from ISU and a Masters in Education at BRADLEY on his way through a career in EDUCATION that has included teaching, coaching, guidance counseling, and some POST-retirement consulting in the Education to Career program at Pastor Kristas alma mater, Kishwaukee College! Don and his wife Nancy, also a retired educator, are the proud parents of 3, very proud grandparents of 5 (at last count), and reside --during those brief moments between Rotary travels-- in Sycamore, Illinois.
WELCOME TO GRANVILLE ROTARY, GOVERNOR DON CLAYBERG!!

NEW MEMBER TONIGHT---
PASTOR KRISTA STOKKE is slated for installation tonight, proposed by PRESIDENT BRAD ACUNCIUS and accepted under the presently UNfilled vocational classification of -- you guessed it -- CLERGY! Pastor Krista is new to our area AND to the pulpits of the Granville and Emmaus Lutheran (McNabb) Churches, just ordained on June 14!! Pastor Krista is a graduate of DeKalb High School, Kishwaukee Jr. College, and Luther Seminary in St. Paul where she earned her Master of Divinity degree before interning at South Canyon Lutheran Church in Rapid City, South Dakota --- all in preparation for TONIGHT!

Welcome, Pastor Krista, to The Granville Rotary Club ..... We hope your membership and participation in Rotary will be rewarding in both fellowship and service, for many years ---and Governors visits--- to come!

LAST WEEKS FEATURE PRESENTATION
Last weeks Program took us to the High School for the Putnam County Education Foundation fall fundraiser production, LORDS OF THE SAND. Not only off Broadway, but off the wall too! Much credit goes to all those community heroes who wrote, starred, and put the show together, ALL for a great cause!

AND THE BOARD met last week, approving $50 start-up money for VOICE & Pastor Kristas proposal for membership!

SOW THE SEEDS OF LOVE !

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

September 19, 2002

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! DANIELLE STODDARDs Program takes us to the High School for the Putnam County Education Foundation Fall Fundraiser Production, entitled LORD OF THE SAND. Our tickets await us -- $8/adult... Show time is 7:30 pm!
SEE YOU THERE!

NEW MEMBER PROPOSED!
PRESIDENT BRAD ACUNCIUS introduced us to PASTOR KRISTA STOKKE three weeks ago, and since, leading up to his proposal of Pastor Krista at last weeks cookout meeting! Pastor Krista is new to our area AND to the pulpits of the Granville and Emmaus Lutheran (McNabb) Churches!! The Reverend graduated from DeKalb High School where she was active in 4-H, band, speech team, softball and church (of course!), then attended Kishwaukee Jr. College in Malta, IL, from there to Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota where she earned her Master of Divinity degree, then interned at South Canyon Lutheran Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, and became ordained on June 14 of this year! The Proposal goes before the Board for tonight, and the Club may voice comments to the Board this week and next.

Welcome, Pastor Krista, to The Granville Rotary Club!

.............INSTANT REWIND
TOM SIMMONS hosted DR. JEAN GOODNOW, President of ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, and VP BOB MARSHALL on 8/29 for an informative look at the tax referendum issue that will be on our November ballots! The referendum seeks money for the education fund, operations, and also a switch-over of a $16 bond issue which wont increases taxes. THANK YOU, TOM -- AND GOOD LUCK, IVCC!

PRESIDENT BRADs CLUB ASSEMBLY on Sept. 5, noted discussion of the following: (1) Good news follow-up report by DANIELLE STODDARD on formation of VOICE -- Valuable Opinions in Community & Education -- an Interact-like Community Service Group at PCHS. Proposal to donate $50 start-up money was referred to the Board, per Club policy to have Board first act on any non-budgeted item (a policy intended to encourage discussion by avoiding motions to support the causes of program speakers, while program speakers are still present). (2) Letter of Resignation sadly accepted from Pat Houghton, citing family obligation and church activity conflicts.

OUR BRAUTWURST COOKOUT last week was long on Bratwurst, short on guests, though we were honored by Pastor Kristas presence and proposal for membership! Our thanks to all who cooked, baked, and participated in a fun night out!!

MARK THY CALENDAR! OCT. 3 -- DISTRICT GOV HERE!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

AUGUST 29, 2002

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! Our incomparable President BRAD ACUNCIUS is joined at the head table tonight by TOM SIMMONS, hosting SPECIAL GUEST DR. JEAN GOODNOW, President of ILLINOIS VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE! The College is seeking public support for its upcoming district-wide tax referrendum, and tonight well learn why, when, where, how, and how much!
Welcome to Granville Rotary, Dr. Goodnow!

LAST WEEKS PROGRAM
CATHY OLIVERI introduced Guest CAROL KRANCIC of Utica as Program Speaker last week. Our guest explained the whats and whys of Alzheimers Disease and how efforts like the Third Annual Illinois Valley Memory Walk, held at IVCC last Sunday provide hope for the afflicted and their families.
THANKS FOR HOSTING THE PROGRAM, CATHY!

GUEST NIGHT PICNIC -- SEPT 12 !

WELCOME, MATTHEW HOSTETTER
MATTHEW HOSTETTER is in the limelight tonight, to be installed as a member of the Granville Rotary Club! JIM HOSTETTER (aka Dad) and DON GIBSON share the honors in having proposed MATTHEW HOSTETTER for membership under the vocational classification of INSURANCE SALES ! Matthew is a grad of PCHS (1988), IVCC and Western Illinois University, and is chief the Country Insurance & Financial Services Office located on McCoy Street in Granville.

WELCOME, MATTHEW -- WE WISH YOU MANY ENJOYABLE OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE IN FELLOWSHIP AND SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE GRANVILLE ROTARY CLUB!

COMING UP.....
Sept. 5 -- Business Meeting!
Sept. 12 -- MEMBERSHIP PICNIC -- Each of us is to invite AT LEAST one potential Rotarian as a guest! Brats provided, bring a dish to pass, and lets GET OUR ASK IN GEAR!
Sept. 19 -- For Danielle Stoddards Program....well eat at 6pm, then head for the High School to enjoy PCEFs star-studded stage! Reserve tickets here for yourself & significant other(s) !
Sept. 26--(Confirming rumors, your Bulletin Editor is clue-less!)
OCTOBER 3 -- GOVERNORS NITE with DON CLAYBERG!

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

AUGUST 22, 2002

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! Our inimitable PRESIDENT BRAD ACUNCIUS is joined at the head table tonight by Program Host CATHY OLIVERI with Guest CAROL KRANCIC of Utica. Our guest will explain the whats and whys of Alzheimers Disease and how efforts like the upcoming Third Annual Illinois Valley Memory Walk, to be be held at IVCC (1pm Sunday, August 25) provides hope for the afflicted and their families --- and for those of us whose families may be next to fall victim!
Welcome to Granville Rotary, Carol!

NEW MEMBER DOUBLY PROPOSED
JIM HOSTETTER and DON GIBSON share the honors in proposing a new member under the classification of Insurance Agent --(SPECIFICS DELETED PENDING FORMAL ACCEPTANCE) The Board met following last weeks meeting to consider the proposal, giving unanimous consent. The issue is now before the Club for comment to the Board and, if none, the new member will be initiated on September 5. THANK YOU, DON GIBSON --- AND JIM!

COW PIE BINGO WINNER
Our COW PIE BINGO GAME at Granville Days last week became an endurance contest between man and cow. (Cow won!). After 4 hours and 40 minutes, by which time Charlie Lenkaitis was literally at the end of his rope, Mitzi had selected young Max Boggio as the $1000 winner.
Drawing winners included ($100 each): Nelda Naumann, Mary Shafer, Lila Mills, Tom Faletti, Chuck Loebach, Lora Pearson, Jane Lenkaitis, Joe Bolelli, Mary Oliveri and Shauna Breckenridge; and ($50 each): Mary Smith, Doug Gimbal, Wally Henkel, Gina Davito and Darrell Alleman!
A BIG THANK YOU TO THE COMMITTEE, to the Lenkaitis for the cow, to CHARLIE for true leadership, and to all who sold tickets & otherwise assisted to make this event a huge fundraising success!

COMING UP.....
Aug. 29 -- TOM SIMMONS hosts IVCCs Dr. Goodnow for our Program on the need for more jr. college tax support;
Sept. 5 is a triple bonus -- Business Meeting, Chicken Nite AND (tentatively) Matt Hostetters Installation!
Sept. 12 -- MEMBERSHIP PICNIC -- Each of us is to invite AT LEAST one potential Rotarian as a guest! Brats provided, bring a dish to pass, and lets GET OUR ASK IN GEAR!
Sept. 19 -- SHOW TIME! Danielle Stoddard hosts! Well eat at 6pm, then head for the High School to enjoy PCEFs star-studded stage! Reserve tickets here for yourself & significant other(s) !

WELCOME TO ROTARY !

AUGUST 15, 2002

AND WELCOME TO THE CLOVER CLUB! Our illuminous PRESIDENT BRAD ACUNCIUS is joined at the head table tonight by Program Host, Guest and Presenter, THOM DAY! Thoms retirement earlier this month (CONGRATS, THOM!) has given Thom the time to ponder the universe... AND Granville Rotarys prospects for growth.! Continuing last weeks topic, Thoms Program is a timely look ahead to Granvilles future, offering the guidance of a forever dedicated, but soon-to-be-relocating, Granville Rotarian!

SPEAKING OF LAST WEEK...
District Membership Committee-Person MARIAN SHURTS, guest of SCOTT SHORE, shared some tips for membership development & retention, to THINK about as we develop whatever membership strategies we choose to use! Among Marians suggestions: Make the Club ATTRACTIVE to visitors & new members, with a warm reception from Greeters and Members alike, circulate new members from table to table, mentor new members to explain programs and attend a make-up, and think about the questions you would have as a prospect.
NOW WE CAN GET OUR ASK IN GEAR!

CONGRATS TO VIC & JANE !
Recent Rotary guests HELEN & MIKE BOYD gave birth to their first, Molly Irene, just in time for us to cash in on the proud Grandparents happy buck last week! Congratulations!!

COMING UP.....
CATHY OLIVERI will host CAROL KRANCIC of Utica next week, August 22, discussing the scary topic of Alzheimers Disease and news from the front on the battle for a cure!
The Third Annual Illinois Valley Memory Walk will be held at IVCC on Sunday, August 25 at 1pm...... One giant step for mankind;

TOM SIMMONS has the honors on August 29. See You Here!

LAST CALL FOR COW PIE BINGO!
More volunteers needed to lay the grid for this Saturdays Annual Cow Pie Bingo Event -- It started out as a fundraiser, but it has become a cause of its own! Note the change: 450 (not 400) squares because we have 450 tickets out and about -- so the committee says well draw FIVE more winners: Taking the pie is still worth $1,000 and ten more will win $100 each, and the added five winners will cash in on $50 each!

ROTARYS SECOND ANNUAL COW PIE BINGO GAME AT GRANVILLE DAYS ---- SATURDAY, AUG. 17 at 4PM!

OPPORTUNITIES KNOCKING.....

BY POPULAR DEMAND, HERE IS A LIST OF OTHER AREA ROTARY MEETINGS.....TRY A COUPLE!
(cut & save!)
MONDAYS: Henry --- Noon -- back at the Marina!; Wenona -- Noon at the Am. Legion; Spring Valley -- 7:30 AM at the High Rise as of 1-1-03!
TUESDAYS: Princeton -- 11:45 AM at the Elks Lodge.
WEDNESDAYS: LaSalle -- Noon at Uptown, Ottawa -- Noon at Koolies, and Lacon -- Noon at Presbyterian Church Social Hall
. THURSDAYS: -- IV Sunrise, 7:00 AM at Maples; Toluca -- Noon at Monas.
. FRIDAYS: Ottawa Sunrise -- 7:15 AM at CHO Hospital; Peru -- Noon at the Maples.

FOR 30,140 MORE OPPORTUNITIES : Check Out The Clubs RI Directory, Or Visit On Line: ROTARY.ORG!

Please Tell Your Bull. Editor about your Program ASAP!!