Champaign Lion's Chatter. (Click here to go to our website). 12 September 2012. Call to Order – President Ted Gonsiorowski called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Champaign Lion's Chatter
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12 September 2012
Call to Order – President Ted Gonsiorowski called the meeting to order and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Invocation – David Hunter Great God, our father, we thank Thee for this food and these friends. Lead us in paths of service, giving us the light to see our duty and the strength to do it. Amen. Vittles – Greek Chicken, rice, mixed vegetables, salad and toppings, bread and butter, Turtle Cheese cake, tea and coffee.
Attendance – 24 members, 2 visitors. Guests – Fred Greffe;
Larry (husband of Fonda Bowden), who was later fined, just on principles.
Birthdays – Tom Yaxley.
Lions Report – Jim Smith had hip surgery and pneumonia. If you are ill or know a fellow Lion that is under the weather, please call Pat Bryan at 586-4535.
Lottery – Weldon Garrelts won the $7 lottery.
Announcements – Ted Gonsiorowski announced Illinois Lions meeting 9-10th in Decatur. Candy Day is coming up in October.
Tom Yaxley said we were last in the Football Pool.
Program – Charlie Osborne introduced Matt Bollant, the newU of I Women’s Basketball Coach.
Coach Bollant took over the program in March, after a successful five-years at Green Bay, where he guided th Phoenix to 5 straight League titles and 4 trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Bollant is a 1994 graduate of Winona State with a degree in business education and a Master’s degree in Education from American Intercontinental University.
He had a record of 148-19 with a 0.886 winning percentage. He was the Horizon League Coach of the Year for the fourth time in 2012. His teams also have success in the classroom, with GPA 3.616.
He and his wife, Kari, have two daughters. He is excited to be here and has moved a lot, but hopes UI is a longer lasting stop. He likes the work ethic of the mid-west and will focus on fundamentals.
He got into coaching after visiting his brother who was a missionary in the Philippines, where he saw the students cry when they got their first team uniform.
He came here because the Big Ten schools can recruit. He told an incredible story about Wilma Rudolph who had polio at age 4 but went on to win 3 Olympic Gold Medals. Click here to see more about Wilma: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilma_Rudolph).
Their tallest player is 6’2”, but that is not important, because they play fast and aggressively.
The Coach gets to know the players and gets them emotionally involved. He talked about how men and women are wired differently.
Women have to feel right to play right. Men have to play right to feel right. Men have to focus on one or two things but women can multitask better than men.
Tickets for the Women’s Basketball are less than $5 per game; $90 for the Season. Please support the team by attending as often as you can.
Tail Twister – Omer Benn asked Jay Hoeflinger to carry the bucket.
He fined Sam McGrew for something;
Bob Tuckel for lottery but the money is being held, so he fined Weldon Garrelts,
but Gordie Gordon offered $5 of Bob’s money (confusing); Pedro Heller for leaving early;
Tom Yaxley’s table for his birthday;
TedGonsiorowski for something;
Fred Greffe’s table for all the work he does for Candy Day; He also auctioned Marvin’s Garden vegetables.
Sept 19 - Regent Ballroom Meeting – David Lin slide show
Greeters: Ed Tichenor and Bob Tuchel
Sept 26 - Tate and Turpin – Illini sports
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