Wall Dogs Come to Aledo Rotary
Mike has been painting signs for 34 years. It all started with a request to paint the doors of a farm truck. He purchased a book on sign painting from Dick Blick in Galesburg and began to practice and doing the exercises. He now attends artist meets, where painters gather and share ideas and techniques.
Most importantly, Mike is a member of the Wall Dogs. Mike has painted wall murals in the downtown Aledo area.
Mike has painted about 30 wall murals. The murals can be found in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Indiana.
Rotary Club of Mason City Hosts Congressman LaHood
The club opened the meeting and speaker to the public, and was well attended. It was great to see Mayor Lowe, several of the Mason City Aldermen, and numerous community members come out and highlight Mason City, and provide a wonderful dialog with Congressman LaHood.
The congressman discussed his perspective of state and national issues, and how they affect us here. Topics such as national defense, the economy, healthcare were just a few of the items discussed.
He closed the meeting with a question and answer session and fielded great questions about boosting our economy, advocating for the agriculture community, and rebuilding infrastructure.
District Endowed Scholarship
The scholarship has been awarded to three different students since it began. The first recipient was Chad Anderson. Chad studied in South Africa at the University of Pretoria where he received a master's degree in public health. During his study, Chad focused on developing a song and the research of its effectiveness in preventing malaria. The resulting song was accepted by experts in malaria, education, and music, as well as by community members. The Dean of Health Sciences and Public Health, after seeing the presentation at an International Malaria Conference in August of 2016, was impressed enough to ask Chad to continue his degree and research. Chad has recently been admitted by the university to the PhD program to continue his studies. He is focusing on malaria and preventing it in children. The second part of his PhD. Program is creating the methodology for developing music videos for any country for any disease. The District Scholarship Committee awarded him $9000 for the 2017-2018 school year to help with expenses.
Trevor Mileur, from Peoria, Illinois graduated from Illinois Central College where he studied engineering. He also served a three-year term as Student Trustee on the Illinois Central College Board of Trustees. Trevor managed a leadership position at the state and international levels of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Trevor transferred to Stanford University majoring in chemical engineering. While at Stanford, Trevor joined the lab of Stanford's 11th President, Marc Tessier-Lavigne. He plans to continue research in that laboratory after graduating until he begins graduate work. He is interested in studying bio science enterprise at the University of Cambridge. He has been awarded the William J. Menghini Scholarship beginning in September 2018. His scholarship is dependent upon applying and being admitted to Cambridge University. He will receive $18.000 after being accepted at Cambridge.
The current Menghini scholar is Emiliano Vera, from Bushnell, IL, He is studying in Mexico because of the Menghini Scholarship which was awarded in 2015. Emiliano has been active in Rotary experiences. He has been an exchange student, living one year in Thailand. He has been a lead member of the Bushnell Interact Club. He studied Chinese prior to his senior year in high school so he could communicate with a youth exchange student who would be living with him. He began his academic career at Northwestern University, graduating in 2016. His major was social policy and his minor was Chinese language and culture. After graduating, Emiliano researched colleges in Mexico, and he was admitted to the University of the Americas Puebla. -He will finish his studies in Mexico in December 2017. He has already received $18,000.
For more information about the scholarship, contact the scholarship committee chair, Kris Rosentreter at email@example.com
Little Free Libraries ... Program for Aledo Rotary
Bruce explained the details they went through to order, assemble, paint, and the installation and filling the libraries with an assortment of children's books and other types of books. He then described the placement of the 14 libraries in and around Galesburg and Knoxville communities. Below are some photos of the project at the different stages.
This project had a group effort from both Galesburg Rotary Clubs, Interact Clubs in Galesburg and Knoxville as well as Rotary Youth Exchange, Friends of Rotary and even Pres. Mac was involved in this effort.This is a notable example of a Community project with the help of District 6460 and The Rotary Foundation.
Darcy Thorpe speaks about The History of the Knox Co. Fair
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