Monday, October 27, 2008
• Where do you work and what do you do?
Along with my wife Janie, I own and operate CENTURY 21 House of Realty, Inc.; a 5 office real estate corporation purchased in 2006.
• How long have you been a member of the Carterville Rotary?
I am a charter member of our club.
• What’s your fondest moment of Rotary?
When I was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow and when recognized as Rotarian of the Year.
• Where were you born?
Davenport, Iowa on November 7, 1956
• Top 3 Reasons to live in Carterville?
Family oriented community, smack-dab in the middle of my real estate marketplace, core of friends and associates we've been blessed to know and work with.
• What one word best describes you?
I was going to say caring, devoted...a real Clark Griswold but my family says bombastic, theatrical, and dramatic! Go figure!!!
• What’s the first thing you do when you get home from work?
• Last book you read?
Bug Russ & Me
• Last movie you saw?
Dark Knight (Batman)
• Favorite place to eat?
Janie's home cooking - hands down!!!
• Something that many people may not know about you?
I would like to get a pilot's license.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Rotary Carterville teamed up and partcipated in the TLC nature walk project on Monday, October 20, from 9:00AM to 3:00PM . The Carterville Rotary is contributed $3000.00 and our labor to this project. Above, we have Jason Phillips, President of Carterville Rotary, giving to check to TLC at the morning meeting. Click on the picture below to see a slide show of Rotarians hard at work.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Jane Robertson from the Carterville Public Library was the guest speaker for our group this morning. Jane came by to update on the progress of the new library that just received the funds from the estate of Anne West Lindsey. Lindsey who passed away in 2005, left $1.5 million and 5 acres towards the new project.
The new building will be located about a half mile north of the new building and couldn't come anytime sooner.
The library district especially needs the new building because on July 1 it went from serving Carterville to include the entire Tri-C district of Carterville, Crainville and Cambria. Robertson said especially since being bumped up to a district library, they've outgrown the building.
"We've been in the present location for 25 years and we're pretty well cramped," Robertson said.
Please visit the Carterville Public Library's website for more info.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
This is Carterville Rotary's first year working with Woman's Life and it has been very successful. We now have 3 woman's life clubs working with Carterville Rotary Club. They are the people at Koonce Insurance Office, Carterville Rotary Group 1 and Carterville Rotary Group 2.
Woman's Life has written checks this year of $31,800 which has helped fund many different community projects and scholarships.
A few of these projects are:
- Rotary Foundation for mobile dental lab
- Carterville Rotary for exchange student
- Poshard Foundation for Pat's kids
- Christmas gifts to children
- Lighthouse Homeless Shelter
- American Red Cross
- American Cancer
- American Arthritis Walk
- American Heart Association
- Eagle Missions
- Hillview Nursing Home
- and many others!
This is our first year with Woman's Life and we look forward with deep anticipation to what 2009 has in store. Thanks to the Woman's Life local officers: Jim Koonce, Carl Cottingham, and Bill Slider for the dedication and hard work.
About Women's Life:
Woman's Life is an organization founded by women for women that connects women for fun, mutual support and outreach. Woman's Life is all about the connections we make as woman, connections we make with each other and with our community. Woman's Life gives women an opportunity to make a difference together, to make a significant impact on causes important to them.