Sep 08, 2014
District 6490-The Goals for 2014-2015
Sep 15, 2014
My Yanai Experience
Sep 22, 2014
Hospice Care-What is it, When is it needed, Who pays for it?
Sep 29, 2014
Oct 20, 2014
Nanomedicine-what is it, how will it improve healtcare?
Oct 27, 2014
Judah Christian School-Enrollment, Programs, Financial Support, New School
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President Steven Carter
President Elect Marilynne B. Davis
Treasurer Bethany Hearn
Secretary W. Todd Salen
Cannon Grants, Small grants, Charity Connie D. Walsh
Local project, Vocational, Veterans Jay Downey
International and Foundation Dean V. Cavey
Membership, Social Marjorie Williams
Program and Club Admin Craig R. Rost
Communitcations, Bylaws Eric Bussell
Literacy, Youth Michael DeLorenzo
Past President John Calderon
Youth Exchange Officer Sandra Calderon
Youth Exchange Officer Samuel Banks
Rotary Club of Champaign, IL

The World's Greatest Rotary Club!

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM

The Hawthorn Suites Conference Center

101 Trade Centre Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
United States

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Welcome from President Steve Carter!

Service Above Self, Back to Basics!


Posted by Stanley Herrin on Aug 28, 2014



Date: September 6, 2014
Time: 9:00 am Through the end of the game
Location: Lot 36 near the corner of 1st Street and Kirby


Eric Meyer's Parking spot
Almost Dead Center in the lot
Two rows away from the stadium
In line with the Red Grange statue

Food/Drinks: Breakfast casserole, biscuits and gravy, coffee cake, bloody Mary/Mimosa bar, and coffee will be provided.
What to Bring: Members are welcome to bring guests, a breakfast dish to share, lawn chairs, etc.
Donation: $5.00 will be accepted to help cover the cost of food and drinks.







Posted by Stanley Herrin on Aug 27, 2014

ImageShion Yakimoto, our Yanai exchange student, returns to Japan September 8.

If you hosted Shion and you have pictures of your activities, would you please forward the photos to John Van Grinsven fisrpotpe@gmail.com

Thank you

Posted by William Malone on Aug 24, 2014

ImageImagePresident Elect Marilynne Davis and Sandy Pistole attended the Rotary Leadership Institute in Decatur on Saturday the 23rd.  Thanks for putting "Service Above Self" over a weekend and getting training for future leadership in Rotary.

Posted by William Malone on Aug 27, 2014


Our club is involved in the "Adopt a Highway" program.  We keep part of Mattis Avenue cleaned up.  It is a great activity that takes only an hour or so of your time and gives you an opportunity to get to know other members while performing a wonderful service to the community.

We meet in the Christy Clinic parking lot (Mattis and Windsor) AT 8:30.  Please Park in the North Parking Bays. 

Clean up typically takes not more than 2 hours.  Afterwards we go to Paneras for goodies.

Contact Bruce Hutchings at bhutch@illinois.edu if you can participate.

Posted by William Malone on Aug 27, 2014

ImageIf you don't have your photo in the directory or need an update, we will be taking photos on Monday September 15th before our regular meeting.

Please come prepared to have your picture taken!



Posted by William Malone on Aug 20, 2014

ImageClub Member Carl Burkybile will be honored for his humanitarian work.

Let's show our support by going to the event!


The 2014 Awards Program will be held Thursday, September 25, 2014, Image5:45 p.m. at I Hotel & Conference Center, 1900 S. First Street, Champaign.  Tickets may be purchased by contacting the Champaign Community Relations Office, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign or by calling 217/403-8830.

Posted by Stanley Herrin on Aug 20, 2014

ImagePast President Dave Lawrence presented two checks from the Cup funds at our August 18 meeting.

A check was presented to the Special Olympics of Illinois-East Prairie, the cup recipient for June.

A check was made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the cup recipient for July.


Posted by Stanley Herrin on Aug 20, 2014

ImageJohn Deckert and the Vocational Committee is seeking volunteers to help some youths harvest and distribute produce from a garden they planted.


If you would like to help, contact John at jdeckert@alumni.nd.edu  312-286-5753

Posted by Stanley Herrin on Aug 27, 2014


ImageAs Defending Champions, we invite each club member to join in the weekly football guessing contest.

At each meeting this fall, please complete the weekly contest pick sheet.  If you miss the meeting, the weekly contest picks will be emailed to all club members (as done this week), so you can still make your picks.

The first week forms are due on Friday August 29th and the second week forms are due by Friday September 5th. Remember we do not have a club meeting on Monday September 1st.

For more information contact Joe DeLuce

Posted by Stanley Herrin on Aug 13, 2014


Members are encouraged to roll up your sleeves and help build a house for a needy family.  Our Club will need to fill about 20 work slots from 8 - 3

More information to follow.



Posted by Stanley Herrin on Aug 13, 2014

ImageAt our August 11 meeting, President Steve Carter passed the 'President-Elect' Pin on to President-Elect Marilynne Davis.

Posted by Stanley Herrin on Aug 13, 2014

ImageA BIG WELCOME to Miss Shion Yakamoto.
Miss Yakamoto attended our August 11 Club meeting.  And will be here until September 8.

If you would like to show Miss Yakamoto the town or the state, contact
Bethany Hearn, Sam Banks or Sandra Calderon. Thanks!



Posted by Stanley Herrin on Aug 05, 2014

ImageWelcome to new member Terri Lipscomb, sponsored by Sandy Pistole.  Her mentor is Pat Kovar.

Terry is the Director of Fundraising Development at Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Centers.

Posted by Stanley Herrin on Jul 30, 2014

ImageCongratulations to Stephan Seyfert, Rotarian of the month for July.

Stephan was recognized for demonstrating great leadership in taking over the duties of preparing the Awareness Board each week.

Posted by Stanley Herrin on Jul 30, 2014

Burwash Memorial Corn Roast committee members with their "Thumbs Up" awards.  All committee members present at the club meeting on July 28 extended a thumbs up for a job well done.


Posted by Stanley Herrin on Jul 23, 2014

ImageRotarians and friends had a great day July 21 at the Dick Burwash Memorial Corn Roast and Golf Outing. The Golf Outing had a record participant of 97 golfers, and over 170 attended the Burwash Memorial Corn Roast, a significant increase over last year’s attendance. The weather cooperated, the food was terrific and, of course, the corn was delicious.

HaImagets off to Lyn Warfel, Brad Uken and Steve Ayers - because of their hot and strenuous work, our corn-eating was a pleasure.






Posted by Stanley Herrin on Jul 23, 2014

Results of the Rotary Club of Champaign’s Golf Outing Results held July 21, 2014

Championship Flight:Image

1St Place:       Ted Gonsiorowski
                      Tad McDaniel
60                   Bob Schuster
                       Al Boehm

2nd Place:      John Calderon
                      Patrick Harrington
60                  Ryan Murphy
                      Jeremy Hardman

3rd Place:       Harry Baxter
                      Steve Baxter
62                  John Douglas
                      Rob Loschen

Couples Flight:

1st Place:       Steven MainImage
                      Emily Main
64                  Ronalde Johnson
                      Paula Johnson

2nd Place:      Sam Banks
                      Maureen Banks
67                  Fred Coleman
                      Helen Coleman

3rd Place:       Phil Hearn
                      Bethany Hearn
73                  Jerry Jahn
                      Kay Machula

First Flight:Image

1st Place:       Larry Miller
                      Dan Janoff
70                  Gerald Pagac
                      Scott Anderson Jr.

2nd Place:      Michelle Luna
                      Ron Luna
70                 Casey McGarry
                     Chad Polsky

3rd Place:       Christene Nevitt
                      Zoe Revell
72                  Angela Ennis
                      Carleen Baker

Spirit of Rotary Award          Image

Championship Flight:

69                  Steve Gibbs
                      Larry Windingland
                      Dan Dunlap
                      Keith Jamieson

First Flight:

82                   Terri Carmer
                       Glenda Fisher
                        Phyllis Cler
                        Susan Lynch       

Closest to the Pin Men:               Eli Evans
Closest to the Pin Women:          Helen Coleman
Longest Drive for Men:                Steve Hartman
Longest Drive for Women:           Connie Walsh
Longest Putt for Men:                  Rob Loschen
Longest Putt for Women:             Lori Eisenmenger

Posted by Stanley Herrin on Jul 23, 2014

From: Kimiko Gunji
Sent: ‎Thursday‎, ‎July‎ ‎17‎, ‎2014 ‎8‎:‎01‎ ‎AM
To: John Calderon, Steve Carter

Dear John & Steve:
I would like to thank you so much for selecting me to be a honorary member of the world best Rotary Club. My relationship with Rotary Club goes way back before even Ken was involved in the Rotary. I worked in a Rotary office in Japan before I married to Ken. So this award means a great deal to me. I am very happy and also humbled to receive this award since I know that there are so many others who deserve this award in this community. Again, thank you so much for this honor you have given to me.
Kimiko Gunji
Associate Professor Emeritus
University of Illinois
Posted by Stanley Herrin on Jul 23, 2014


At our July 14 Club Meeting, President Steve Carter and Assistant District Governor Coordinator/Past President John Calderon announced that the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Champaign recognized Kimiko Gunji for her contributions to Rotary and made her an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Champaign.

Kimiko Gunji:
  • she is well respected for her professional accomplishments;
  • she has been recognized at the highest levels for her work as a goodwill ambassador;
  • she frequently represents our club at Rotary events both near and far;
  • and, she is a key contributor, supporter and adviser for our Club’s Yanai youth exchange.
Posted by Stanley Herrin on Jul 09, 2014

ImagePresident Steve Carter presented his vision for our 2014-2015 year at our July 7 meeting.  To see the slides from his speech "A New Rotary year - A New Opportunity for Service Above Self", click "More..."

Posted by Stanley Herrin on Jul 02, 2014

ImageAt our June 30 meeting, 2013 - 2014 President John Calderon transferred the President's Pin to 2014 - 2015 President Steve Carter.  

Welcome 2014 - 2015 President Steve Carter



Posted by Stanley Herrin on Jul 02, 2014

ImageSERVICE ABOVE SELF is the 2014 - 2015 theme for the Rotary Club of Champaign Incoming President Steve Carter announced at our June 30 meeting.  "Back to Basics" for this year, Presidents Carter says.

Posted by Stanley Herrin on Jun 24, 2014


Rotarian on the Year
Rotary Club of Champaign

Congratulates! William (Bill) Malone as our Rotarian of the Year for his outstanding work in building our communications network to fit with our strategic plan of Awareness and Growth which helped us build on our history of being the World's Greatest Rotary Club and become Club of the Year of our District. Thank you Mr. Bill!


Posted by Stanley Herrin on Jun 24, 2014


Robert Eisner Jr. Award Winner - New Rotarian of the Year

Rotary Club of Champaign

Presenting the award is Club Member Nancy Martin, daughter of Robert Eisner Jr.

Posted by Gordy Hulten on Jul 16, 2013


If you're interested in the events, announcements and good works of the Rotary Club of Champaign, please follow us on our Facebook page. We'll be increasing the Club's activity level on social media this year quite a bit.


Opportunities For Service

* John Deckert and the Vocational Committee is seeking volunteers to help youths harvest and distribute produce from a garden  they planted.  If you would like to help, contact John at jdeckert@alumni.nd.edu  312-286-5753

Habitat for Humanity Work Day:  Saturday Sept. 27

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Illinois Football Tailgate Social Sep 06, 2014
Mattis Avenue Cleanup Christie Clinic
Sep 13, 2014 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Board Meeting Sep 19, 2014 07:30 AM
Champaign Rotary Habitat Work Day Sep 27, 2014 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
October is RI Vocational Service Month Oct 01, 2014
November is RI Foundation Month Nov 01, 2014
December is RI Family Month Dec 01, 2014
January is Rotary Awareness Month Jan 01, 2015
Apr 10, 2014
by Stanley Herrin

Additional club Photo are found on Flikar.

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Oct 08, 2013
by Carl Burkybile

Currently Rotary clubs from Illinois, Louisiana and Kenya along with the help of NGO’s Caring for Kenya and Healing Hands International and a matching grant from Rotary International are completing a water distribution system for 3 wells that will bring clean water to 15,000 people in eastern Kenya. (Clik title for entire story) 

Jul 14, 2013
by William Malone
This is the text from an email we just received from Carl in Kenya.  What a fabulous project we have helped get going.
Sep 07, 2013
by Steven Carter
Champaign Rotary received a special "Thank You" for saying "YES" and providing $2,500 to be a sponsor of their Opening Night at the Virginia Theater. The contribution to the Parks Foundation was approved by the Club Board of Directors and then the WGRC, Inc. Board. Champaign Rotary received recognition before an audience of 850, including the UI President, Chancellor, Athletic Director and Football Coach, and many other community leaders and Rotarians. The event raised over $18,000 for continuing the Virginia Theater restoration.
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