February 10, 2011
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CLUB OFFICERS East Alton Rotary Club
PRESIDENT Chartered Oct. 28, 1971 District 6460
Chris Herzog www.eastaltonrotary.org
Dave Miller Hospice to the Rescue
Cory Gallivan MAKE UP SITES
Candice Arana for Hospice of Southern Illinois was our guest MONDAY
speaker last week. She is responsible for community NOON
DIRECTORS education and has been with HSI for five years. Wood River—St. John
CLUB SERVICE UCC, WR
Paul Hoover Jerseyville—Peace
VOCATIONAL SERVICE HSI is one of fifteen hospice services in the area covering all
Rhonda Pluester of Southern Illinois. They are the only hospice service that 6 PM
COMMUNITY SERVICE has a Hospice Home. Their home is located in Edwardsville Alton-Godfrey—Alton
Charlie Kunz and has 16 beds, used, primarily, by those who are in the Sports Tap
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE last days of their lives.
Rod Croxford TUESDAY
YOUTH EXCHANGE NOON
Hospice care is specialized nursing care that provides end of Collinsville—Holiday Inn
Dave Miller life services. Their services are usually paid for by Granite City—
medicare/medicaide or private insurance. They are usually Niedringhaus Methodist
Eric Barger Highland—Michael’s
SERGEANT AT ARMS brought in when a patient diagnosis predicts six months or
Rick Hooks less of life left. Hospice provides dying care for the patient
BANNER EDITOR and support services for the patient’s family. HSI has a WEDNESDAY
Larry Lacher team of caring professionals who can help a patient and his 7 AM
CLUB ARCHIVES or her family to face the many difficulties involved in end of Bethalto—Red Apple
Rick Hooks NOON
life issues with strength and dignity. Goshen—LCCC Center,
FOUNDATION OFFICERS Edwardsville
PRESIDENT We all have a choice of which hospice service to use when
Erin Phillips needed. For information about HSI, call 800-233-1708 or NOON
TREASURER click on www.hospice.org. Riverbend—Mac’s Time
Mark Speciale Out Lounge, 315 Belle St.
Rose Sebastian News, Notes, Nonsense, and Nothings Christian
22 Rotarians and guests faced the bitter cold to enjoy Julia’s NOON
PROGRAM soup and sandwich lunch, fellowship, and Dave’s abundant Troy, Silver Creek—
TODAY prayer. Conspicuously missing was Mark S. who said he was
“stuck in Florida.” Seems he will be paying Joe’s fines for a To locate a club where you
Kevin Stuby couple of weeks. Allen was back in the house and Paul was
are visiting check:
Bret Stawar early—it must have been the Valentine tie. Dave was tie-less, outUs/SiteTools/ClubLocator/
Alton Visitor’s and Cory took Paul’s place and Roger was MIA until 12:29. Brad L. Pages/rid
Convention Bureau brought a guest, Stephanie Vonnahime, yet, got no fine
consideration from our able SAA. Those present gathered
NEXT WEEK around the fire and swapped snow and ice stories for the most
Dick Thompson COMING EVENTS
part. 2-12: Basketball
Cora Miller Tournament. Sign up to
Alton Symphony Cory and Charlie took shots at the $52.12 in the pot and left help online or see Joe
with only a souvenir card. Silkwood.
Riverbend Rotary Scholarship Trivia Night 2/19—Alton KC Hall 2-24: Board Meeting
BIRTHDAYS Doors Open 6:30 pm • Game begins 7:00 pm.
2-4: Mark Speciale Riverbend Rotary’s Scholarship Fund Call Mark Anderson at 314-
4-9: Lawn and Garden
2-8: Virgil Moore 650-1337 to make your reservation (prepayment includes 10 Show.
Rotarians Work to Save N.O. Landmark
East Alton Rotary The New Canal When a November storm Higgins and his associates
Club Lighthouse has been a finished the building off, at HMS Architects
landmark on the shores of however, Kulkarni, a measured what remained of
New Orleans’ Lake structural engineer, the structure and picked
Pontchartrain since 1890. Higgins, an architect, and through the rubble to
But a one-two punch that Dufrechou, then executive salvage the original
started with Hurricane director of the Lake hardware and cypress
Katrina in August 2005 left Pontchartrain Basin wood.
the structure damaged Foundation, began a quest The New Canal
P.O. Box 56 beyond repair. to build a new one. Lighthouse had been a
In the days after Katrina, “Lots of people in the reference point on the lake
East Alton, Il 62024
Subhash Kulkarni, Glenn area identified with the and a favorite meeting spot.
Higgins, and Carlton lighthouse,” Higgins said. “It
Service Above Dufrechou, members of the is really important to get Read More at Rotary.org
this symbol back up.”
Self. Rotary Club of Metairie
(Sunrise), initiated a push Before the condemned
to save the lighthouse. landmark was torn down,
FOUR WAY TEST
Is it the Truth? From the Archives -Dick was suffering from
Is it Fair to all Feb.12, 1987 NPD (next program on the 4th.
concerned? -The program was disease).It's a dreaded -Paul Hoover was club
Will it Build provided by Judy Woods illness that affects several President. (We wonder
goodwill and and Jim Maley from members once a year, just what time the meeting
better friendships? Windjammer Travel. about a week before their started?). Mark S. was the
Is it Beneficial to (Return to our seats, no scheduled program date. Treasurer. Allen was Club
smoking in the first five -Last week we celebrated Service chair.
rows, the program will be Mark Speciale's and Ron
taking off shortly.) Mullen's birthdays. Both
Just for Fun
The teacher said; “Take a pencil and paper, and write an essay
with the title „If I Were a Millionaire.‟” Everyone but Joe, who
We’re on the Web!
leaned back with arms folded, began to write feverishly.
See us at: “What‟s the matter,” the teacher asked. “Why don‟t you begin?”
www.eastaltonrotary.com “I‟m waiting for my secretary,” Joe replied.
P.O. Box 56
East Alton, Il 62024