Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast

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Club History
The First Ten Years

  The Origins 1997 District Conference
  Charter Members The Ransom of the Bell
  The First Five Years The Tradition of "The Pig"
  The Second Five Years Tenth Anniversary Celebration

The Origins

At 7:00 a.m. on the cold morning of January 11, 1988, a small group representing the business and professional community of Carbondale met at Shoney's Restaurant to express their interest in joining a new Rotary club. This meeting didn't just happen. It was the result of events that took place over a period of several years. Past District Governor Sidney Matthews writes:

The Council of Governors of District 651 [now 6510] scheduled a number of meetings starting in June 1985, first, to discuss whether women should be admitted to Rotary International, and second, to pinpoint suggested areas for establishing one or more new clubs.
Rotary's Council on Legislation had voted to open Rotary membership to women after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in May 1987. The 1986-87 Governor of District 651, Sidney E. Matthews, worked with James G. Smith, the president of the Rotary Club of Carbondale, on the possibility of establishing a second Rotary club in Carbondale.
At a regular Wednesday noon meeting, President Jim presented two proposals to the club and asked for an informal show of hands on each. The first proposal was to admit women into the club, and the second, to work toward establishing a morning club in the immediate area. Both proposals passed.
The Council of Governors suggested exploration of the Carterville area as a potential location, and President Jim, with his Board and PDG Sid, followed up on this recommendation. For a variety of reasons, they returned to the other choice, a second club in Carbondale.
President Jim appointed a committee consisting of Pierre Barrette, William Coracy, Gregory Eversden, Charles Hindersman, Franklyn Moreno, Wayne St. John, and PDG Sid Matthews, who was later appointed Special Representative to the new club. Permission to share its territory was duly obtained from the Rotary Club of Murphysboro.
The Rotary Club of Carbondale, as the sponsoring club, would be required to pay $200 to Rotary International, and twenty proposed members with classifications approved by RI would have to be enlisted. The board approved the $200 payment, and President Jim asked members of the club to propose members, all of whom were sent an invitation to an initial meeting, signed by all members of the committee. A small announcement was placed in the Southern Illinoisan on January 7.

      PDG Sid Matthews

The initial meeting was attended by about a dozen prospects. Unfortunately, no list of those attending has been discovered, but we believe that at least the following were present: Steve Adkins, Billy Coracy, Sharron Lamb, Bob Keen, Debbie Tindall, Dr. Sidney Smith, and Kenneth Tempelmeyer. Representing the Rotary Club of Carbondale were William Coracy, Charles Hindersman, and PDG Sidney Matthews. Matthews and Hindersman had almost perfect attendance at the new club for the first two years. PDG Sid, especially, provided guidance and support, instructed members in the ways of Rotary International and helped to build a strong foundation for the future success and contributive role of the Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast. Yet, he is praised for his ability to accomplish these outcomes without dictating how the club should implement its activities within the parameters of the policies of Rotary. As a result, the club developed its own distinctive character. Robert Keen became the charter president. Marcia Sinnott was vice president; Robert Swenson, secretary-treasurer; Ed Hoke and Sharron Lamb, directors, and Steve Adkins, sergeant-at-arms. The district governor was Don Rice of Belleville. The name "Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast" was selected.

The club was chartered on October 17, 1988, with twenty-seven members. The charter ceremony was held in the Old Main Room of the SIU Student Center on November 4, 1988. Gifts were received from Rotary clubs in surrounding communities (see Appendix).

On November 12, 1988, the President of Rotary International, Royce Abbey of Australia, visited Mt. Vernon through the good offices of PDG Carl Schweinfurth, who was his personal friend. Arrangements were made for President Abbey to present the club charter in person at a dinner held in his honor. The dinner was attended by Bob Keen, Sharron Lamb, Linda Barrette, Marcia Sinnott, Blanche Sloan, and their spouses.

Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. was selected as the regular time of meeting. Meetings were held at Shoney's for two years, until membership outgrew the space. The club moved to the Cambria Room of the SIU Student Center.

The first major club project was Share the Spirit! Toys for Carbondale Kids, initiated in 1989; it continues to the present (see a separate item). The first fund-raiser was serving refreshments at Arts in Celebration (1990), a biennial arts festival. The first Yard Sale started the same year, and the Mother's Day Plant Sale began in 1991.

The first scholarship was awarded in 1990; eleven scholarships have been awarded since that year to benefit students attending both John A. Logan College and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Scholarships have been supported exclusively by voluntary contributions deposited in "The Pig" at each meeting (see separate item).

Other major beneficiaries of assistance from the club include Lifesavers at Carbondale Community High School, the Women's Center, the Belize Crippled Children's project, and Arts in Celebration (see Appendix for list).

The first Paul Harris Fellows were Sharron Lamb and Linda Barrette (Carl Schweinfurth of Mt. Vernon offered to match the $500 given to the Rotary Foundation by any member of our club toward becoming a Paul Harris Fellow). The first Rotarian of the Year was Bob Keen. Lou Brown received the first Distinguished Service Award for hosting Rotary Youth Exchange student Janine Williamson from New Zealand. The first Awards Banquet and Installation of Officers was held at Touch of Nature in 1989, and this event has become a tradition. The five-year anniversary party was held on October 10, 1993, at the home of Linda Barrette.

Throughout its history, the Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast has been blessed with a series of strong leaders who always held the Rotary ideal of "Service Above Self." Numerous members have provided district-level leadership, leading to the election of Blanche Carlton Sloan as District Governor in 1996-97. Almost every year since it began, the club has been recognized at the District Conference for achievement in one or more areas, culminating in 1997 when it won the District Governor's Trophy. In 1997, it was the sponsoring club for the Rotary Club of the Greater Carterville Area.

Fourteen charter members remain, and some of the others are Rotarians elsewhere. The only former member now deceased is Glenn Marshall, a charter member.

In its first ten years, the Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast has grown in numbers, in vigor, in service, and in respect among other clubs. It has become established as one of the leading Rotary clubs in District 6510. Its tradition of excellence has every promise of extending far into the future.

Charter Members

The Four Avenues of Service

Activities of local Rotary clubs are organized along the lines of four Avenues of Service: Club Service, Community Service, International Service, and Vocational Service. The service activities of the Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast over the past ten years are summarized according to the Avenues of Service.

The First Five Years

The Second Five Years

As the club matured into its second five years, notable differences were to take place, including a broader and deeper sense of Rotary International's programs, purposes, and services and a stronger local reputation. Members took a more active role at the district level. In doing so, the club earned several significant awards, often without even having an eye on those prizes. Members also gained a sense of accomplishment by successfully completing several large-scale projects.

1997 District Conference

Hosting a District Conference represented quite an undertaking to our relatively young club. Planning began almost two years in advance. The theme of the conference emerged at the very first planning meeting -- a reference to Southern Illinois and to the Southern origins of the governor-to-be.

Marcia Sinnott consented to be the general chairperson, and John Holt signed on as her co-chair. They made a great team. The Steering Committee, as it finally took shape, was composed of: Jack Langowski, Registrar; Terry Mathias, Promotion and Printing; John Mead, Program; Jim Romano, Controller; Stephanie Schedler (Rotary Club of Carbondale), Treasurer; Betty Schmidt, Golf Tournament; and Jack Wides, Arrangements.

As part of our preparations, Blanche attended the district conference of District 7530 in West Virginia, and John Mead and John Holt attended the conferences of Illinois Districts 6460 and 6490, respectively. Almost every member was involved to some extent in planning and preparation.

Promotion began at the 1996 District Conference in Metropolis, when our club served mint juleps and mimosas in a magnolia-decorated hospitality suite.

The Ramada Hotel in Mt. Vernon was selected as the venue, but just before the conference the Ramada and the Holiday Inn exchanged franchises. This caused minor confusion for some, but no permanent harm was done.

Featured speakers for the conference were Senator Paul Simon, newly retired from the U.S. Senate and a resident of Makanda, for the Saturday night banquet and PDG Charles Laine of Franklin, Tennessee, on Sunday morning. The official representative of R.I. President Luis Vicente Giay was PDG Werner Schwarz of California District 5160.

A logo was designed and appeared on all promotional materials, on the conference program, and on lapel pins that were presented at the conference. The logo featured a lady's picture hat, a gentleman's skimmer, and the theme, "Southern Hospitality." During the conference, the sergeants-at-arms wore skimmers.

A highlight of the conference was the naming of the first District Rotarian of the Year. When it was awarded, Governor Sloan announced that the award would thereafter be called the Carl L. Schweinfurth District Rotarian of the Year (Terry Mathias' idea). The recipient was Leon Russell of the Rotary Club of Anna-Jonesboro, for a number of years district leader for the Rotary Youth Exchange.

Another high point for our club was winning the Governor's Trophy. Early in the year, Governor Sloan had published measurable objectives related to her 1996-97 goals, with numerical weights attached to the goals. The objectives related to virtually all the major expectations for any Rotary club of quality, and the Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast had the top score, followed by the Rotary Clubs of O'Fallon and Carbondale.

Club President Janet Vaught led the club in taking a demanding year in stride and protected the members from overload.

With the successful hosting of one of the best-attended District Conferences in our history; simultaneously carrying on a balanced club program of community, international, club, and vocational activities; and winning the Governor's Trophy, the Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast came of age and took its rightful place among the leading clubs in District 6510.

PDG Blanche Sloan

The Ransom of the Bell

During the presidential term of Linda Barrette, an incident occurred that will be remembered as the ransom of "The Bell." During the Saturday afternoon toy sorting of the annual Share the Spirit! project, the saga of The Bell began. We had been given the use of the banquet room at the Holiday Inn, which also happened to be the Wednesday meeting place for the Rotary Club of Carbondale.

As we prepared to complete the toy sort early that afternoon, Patrick Hewson, a lawyer by classification, noticed a Rotary bell, obvious ly belonging to the "other" club's sergeant-at-arms. After a brief discussion (30 seconds maximum), it was decided that said Bell should disappear (would they even notice?).

In the days that followed, discussion centered on trying to teach the Old Farts (as they were affectionately dubbed) a lesson for being so careless and also trying to get them to help support Share the Spirit! The Bell was held for ransom and would be returned when its owners agreed to make a generous donation to the project.

Police Chief Don Strom read a ransom message at a Wednesday meeting of the Rotary Club of Carbondale. Some of the members found the attempt at ransom of The Bell humorous, others were upset; some thought it merely an antic of the upstart breakfast Rotarians, while most of them obviously did not comprehend the seriousness of the situation.

Our president's spouse, Pierre, was a member of the other club, and as such he tried to persuade her to return The Bell, for fear some of the older members would suffer heart attacks. After a few weeks of noncompliance by our club, three members of Pierre's club appeared at our meeting one morning with a demand that the bell be returned.

It was then that a small band of Carbondale-Breakfast members decided it was time to take control, and Running Yolk was born. Running Yolk, a militant outlaw band, swore that The Bell would never be returned until a large ransom check was received for Share the Spirit! The check surrendered soon after was indeed large -- a 1-foot by 3-foot check for $1.00. Not to be denied, Running Yolk sent a ransom tape (copy available upon request) making final demands.

For several weeks, neither side moved. Eventually a compromise was reached, and The Bell was returned. The outlaw faction Running Yolk was never captured, and the identities of its members were never proved nor revealed.

They lie in wait for yet another day!

David Coracy

The Tradition of "The Pig"

Early in the club's existence, we dedicated the fines collected by the sergeant-at-arms to fund scholarships for graduating CCHS seniors who would be attending either John A. Logan College or Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. As a result, the willingness and even eagerness of members to pay fines increased dramatically.

During his tenure as sergeant-at-arms, Rex Ball informed the office with a madcap, wise-cracking style which has tended to be honored by subsequent sergeants. At the first Awards Banquet, the club celebrated Rex's contribution by presenting to him a blue plastic piggy bank which was highly decorated and dressed as a court jester. This pig served the club for a few years as the receptacle for fines.

Eventually, David Bateman served a term as sergeant-at-arms, surpassing the previous tenants of the office by elevating the art of the gratuitous insult to something more like egregious slander. David was awarded the blue pig on his retirement from the office. (Because David's quick tongue was unable to retire at the same time, the "Nobody Likes a Smart Ass" award was created for him a year or two later, and persists to this day as a club traveling trophy.)

The subsequent pig had a short life because its construction made it very difficult for the treasurer to extract Treasury notes. Treasurer John Holt (whose signature phrase became "More or Less," always sure to prompt a chuckle, given John's reputation for attention to detail. Ed.) supplied a new pig, money green in color and decorated with Rotary racing stripes. He had modified it with trapdoor hindquarters to facilitate counting the money (at the next Awards Banquet, John was recognized with a Ph.D. of his own, that is, "Pig Hindquarters Doctor" Ed.).

Jim Romano, the longest-serving treasurer, liked this pig so much that it, too, had a long tenure as the club pig.

By tradition, it has become the Treasurer's prerogative to replace the existing pig at his or her discretion. The current pig, while serviceable and highly functional, lacks elan and doesn't make a strong Rotary statement; thus, it is already a candidate for replacement.

While the pig, as a symbol, has not been elevated to the status of a club mascot, the several pigs which the club has used have added to the enjoyment of funding the scholarship program.

John Holt

Tenth Anniversary Celebration

Although the club noted its Tenth Anniversary on October 17, 1998, the date was in conflict with the club's major fund-raising activity, sponsorship of the Carson & Barnes Circus. Accordingly, we celebrated this anniversary on November 6 with a banquet at Tom's Place.

We filled the banquet hall to capacity with a crowd of eighty members, guests, and dignitaries. Our own David Bateman, currently on loan to the Rotary Club of Charleston, Illinois, returned to serve as master of ceremonies. We ate and received some of the highlights of the first ten years as we competed for prizes by coloring a likeness of Dr. Bateman and by struggling with a members' trivia quiz. The team of Sinnott and Holt, as usual, headed a great committee to arrange the occasion.

Following our tradition of nonconformity, this wasn't "your typical anniversary banquet." Although we did invite a few dignitaries, it was primarily an in-club celebration with lots of laughs, a bit of nostalgia, recollections of escapades, and honors for some very special people. Some proud organizers and charter members who are no longer active in the club also attended.

DG Dutch Doelitzsch took advantage of the opportunity to present to President Jack Langowski two district awards for Rotary Foundation support -- highest total dollars to the Annual Programs Fund and highest per capita. Past President Marcia Sinnott led the club in recognizing Sidney Matthews for his early nurturing of the club, renaming the annual Rotarian of the Year award in his honor.

The door prize, a life-sized effigy of the emcee, was won by the Dohertys, who submitted a team entry in the coloring contest. The distance-traveled award went to Past President (and past member) Sharron Lamb McKinney and her husband Jim, who flew in from separate airports and reached Tom's Place seemingly against all odds.

Here's to the future for the Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast.

Editorial Committee
Tenth Anniversary History

Joe Beck
Patrick Hewson
John Holt
Jack Langowski
Corene McDaniel
John Mead
Oval Myers, Jr.
Marcia Sinnott
Janet Vaught
Blanche and Fred Sloan, Co-Chairs



  • Officers of the Club, by Year
  • Membership Roster, 1988-1998
  • Rotarians of the Year
  • Distinguished Service Award Recipients
  • Scholarship Recipients
  • Members Who Have Served Rotary Beyond the Club Level
  • Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors, and Major Donors
  • Awards and Other Recognition Earned by the Club
  • Financial Assistance to Community Programs and Organizations
  • Gifts to the Club
  • Officers of The Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast

    1988-89 -- Donald J. Rice, Dist. Gov.; Royce Abbey, R.I. President ("Put Life into Rotary")

    Robert D. Keen, President
    Marcia B. Sinnott, Vice President/Director
    Robert Swenson, Secretary-Treasurer/Director
    Sharron L. Lamb, Director
    W. Ed Hoke, Director
    Steve Adkins, Sergeant-at-Arms

    1989-90 -- Stephen Taylor, Dist. Gov.; Hugh M. Archer, R.I. President ("Enjoy Rotary")

    Marcia B. Sinnott, President
    Sharron L. Lamb, President-Elect
    W. Ed Hoke, Vice President/Director
    Blanche C. Sloan, Secretary/Director
    Linda Barrette, Treasurer/Director
    Robert D. Keen, Past President/Director

    1990-91 -- Elmer B. Jacobs, Dist. Gov.; Paulo V. C. Costa, R.I. President ("Honor Rotary with Faith and Enthusiasm")

    Sharron L. Lamb, President
    Blanche C. Sloan, President-Elect
    W. Ed Hoke, Vice President
    Linda Barrette, Secretary
    Steve Adkins, Treasurer
    Marcia B. Sinnott, Past President

    1991-92 -- James Cavataio, Dist. Gov.; Rajendra K. Saboo, R.I. President ("Look Beyond Yourself")

    Blanche C. Sloan, President
    Linda Barrette, President-Elect
    W. Ed Hoke, Vice President
    Steve Adkins, Secretary
    David Coracy, Treasurer
    Sharron L. Lamb, Past President

    1992-93 -- Harold (Hank) Hannah, Dist. Gov.; Clifford Dochterman, R.I. President ("Real Happiness Is Helping Others")

    Linda Barrette, President
    Steve Adkins, President-Elect
    David Coracy, Vice President
    Lou Brown, Secretary
    Elizabeth Matthews, Treasurer
    Blanche C. Sloan, Past President

    1993-94 -- J.C. Garavalia, Dist. Gov.; Robert R. Barth, R.I. President ("Believe in What You Do -- Do What You Believe In")

    David Coracy, President
    Steve Adkins/Terry Mathias, President-Elect
    Terry Mathias/Jeff Doherty, Vice President & Director/Club Service
    Lou Brown, Secretary
    John Holt, Treasurer
    Linz Brown, Director/International Service
    Ron Paquette, Director/Community Service
    Linda Barrette, Past President

    1994-95 -- Harvey Noubarian, Dist. Gov.; Bill Huntley, R.I. President ("Be a Friend")

    Terry Mathias, President
    Jeff Doherty, President-Elect
    Janet Vaught, Vice President & Director/Club Service
    Jackie King/Connie Steudel, Secretary
    James Romano, Treasurer
    Linz Brown, Director/International Service
    Ron Paquette, Director/Vocational Service
    Tom Keim, Director/Community Service
    David Coracy, Past President

    1995-96 -- Edward Koenigsmark, Dist. Gov.; Herbert G. Brown, R.I. President ("Act with Integrity, Serve with Love, Work for Peace")

    Jeff Doherty, President
    Janet Vaught, President-Elect
    Hugh Muldoon, Vice President & Director/Club Service
    Connie Steudel, Secretary
    James Romano, Treasurer
    Linz Brown, Director/International Service
    Jacqueline King, Director/Vocational Service
    Nancy Sorgen, Director/Community Service
    Terry Mathias, Past President

    1996-97 -- Blanche C. Sloan, Dist. Gov.; Luis Vicente Giay, R.I. President ("Build the Future with Action and Vision")

    Janet Vaught, President
    Hugh Muldoon, President-Elect
    Jack Langowski, Vice President & Director/Club Service
    Connie Steudel, Secretary
    James Romano, Treasurer
    Oval Myers, Jr., Director/International Service
    Tom Frenkel, Director/Vocational Service
    David Coracy, Director/Community Service
    Jeff Doherty, Past President

    1997-98 -- A. Dale Anderson, Dist. Gov.; Glen W. Kinross, R.I. President ("Show Rotary Cares")

    Hugh Muldoon, President
    Jack Langowski, President-Elect
    Betty Schmidt, Vice President & Director/Club Service
    Amy Barr, Secretary
    John Holt, Treasurer
    Rick Jefferson, Director/Community Service
    Robert Swenson, Director/Vocational Service
    Carole Spurling, Director/International Service
    Janet Vaught, Past President

    1998-99 -- Dennis Doelitzsch, Dist. Gov.; James L. Lacy, R.I. President ("Follow Your Rotary Dream")

    Jack Langowski, President
    Betty Schmidt/John Holt, President-Elect
    Amy Barr/John Mead, Vice President & Director/Club Service
    Corene McDaniel, Secretary
    Dennis Lyle, Treasurer
    Gary Reinhardt, Director/Community Service
    John Mead/Morteza Daneshdoost, Director/Vocational Service
    Connie Bosworth, Director/International Service
    Jane Hughes, Program Chair
    Hugh Muldoon, Past President

    Membership Roster (1988 - 1998 *)

    Adkins, H. Steve     (8/88 - 5/94)
    Ball, Rex     (1/89 - 8/91)
    Barr, Amy E.     (3/94 - 11/98)
    Barrette, Linda J.     (8/88 - 11/03)
    Baruch, Edward     (11/97 - 8/00)
    Basler, Joyce     (6/97 - 2/98)
    Bateman, David N.     (8/88 - 8/98)
    Beck, Joseph E.     (11/94 - 6/00)
    Bernhardt, Randall P.     (10/95 - 12/01)
    Bohnsack, Harlan     (8/92 - 4/96)
    Bosworth, Connie     (10/97 - onward)
    Brooks, Richard     (11/90 - 4/96)
    Brown, Linz C.     (4/88 - onward)
    Brown, Mary Lou     (8/88 - 6/96)
    Brown, Patrick J.     (1/96 - 9/96)
    Brown, Rita C.     (11/93 - 6/95)
    Brundage, David J.     (6/89 - 6/92)
    Cecil, Charles G.     (1/90 - 12/91)
    Cole, Brad     (3/96 - 12/03)
    Coracy, David L.     (3/88 - onward)
    Corker, John W.     (10/91 - onward)
    Crain, William T.     (7/94 - onward) (initially became a Rotarian in 1965)
    Crawshaw, David     (11/95 - 6/96)
    Daneshdoost, Morteza     (3/96 - onward)
    Devoto, Larry     (11/943- 6/94)
    Doherty, Jeffrey W.     (8/88 - onward)
    Dorn, Jared H.     (8/88 - 9/89)
    Dorsett-Robinson, Jean     (1/89 - 6/96)
    Endres, Sue     (3/98 - 9/00)
    Fahringer, Craig A.     (1/90 - 4/93)
    Flynt, Shelton Keith     (1/90 - 12/92)
    Forbes, John     (2/96 - 9/97)
    Frenkel, Thomas R.     (9/95 - 1/03)
    Friedenberg, Joan     (1/96 - 2/97)
    Greer, Judith T.     (10/97 - 11/03)
    Hammer, Sharon     (11/94 - 2/97)
    Haynsworth, Harry J.     (1/91 - 6/95)
    Hewson, Barbara B.     (1/89 - 4/96)
    Hewson, Patrick J.     (10/90 - 6/00)
    Hill, Belinda     (4/95 - 12/95)
    Hinde, W. Craig     (7/97 - onward)
    Hoke, W. Edward     (11/88 - 6/99)
    Holt, John K.     (11/88 - onward)
    Hughes, Martha Jane     (8/88 - 10/02)
    Harfst, Kyle L.     (5/98 - onward)
    Ihiasoto, Isaac     (4/98 - 12/01)
    Jefferson, Richard K.     (8/88 - 7/04)
    Jones, Michelle     (1/94 - 6/95)
    Keen, Robert D.     (8/88 - 6/95)
    Keim, Thomas E.     (7/93 - 2/96)
    King, Jacquelyn     (4/93 - 7/02)
    Korey, John     (8/88 - 8/90)
    Lamb, Sharron     (8/88 - 7/93)
    Langowski, John F.     (5/94 - onward)
    Lather, Marianne     (1/97 - 2/98)
    Lenzi, Raymond C.     (6/97 - onward)
    Lyle, Dennis     (5/92 - 6/00)
    Mangold, Matthew     (2/90 - 8/90)
    Marshall, Glenn R.     (12/90 - 12/99)
    Martin, Jeff A.     (3/98 - 10/98)
    Mathias, Linda J.     (8/88 - 9/92)
    Mathias, Terry D.     (8/88 - onward)
    Matten, Lawrence C.     (11/97 - 6/00)
    Matthews, Elizabeth W.     (1/89 - 12/93)
    McDaniel, Ruth Corene     (1/94 - 12/99)
    Mead, John S.     (5/91 - onward)
    Mills, John W.     (7/96 - 1/03)
    Morris, Jan     (4/95 - 7/96)
    Muldoon, Hugh J.     (3/91 - 6/00)
    Myers, Oval Jr.     (1/89 - onward)
    Nelms, Gerald     (4/96 - 6/97)
    Orthwein, William     (2/96 - 6/99)
    Pankey, Dennis     (12/93 - 11/94)
    Paquette, Ronald D.     (8/92 - 6/95)
    Pirmann, Peter J.     (8/88 - 4/93)
    Pritchett, Allen     (9/90 - 5/91)
    Reighard, Joy     (1/90 - 3/91)
    Reinhardt, Gary     (2/97 - 12/99)
    Richardson, Daniel J.     (2/97 - 11/98)
    Romano, James A.     (11/93 - onward)
    Ruhl, J.B.     (11/94 - 3/97)
    Schmidt, Betty     (7/93 - 12/99)
    Schwartz, Barbara J.     (7/88 - onward)
    Scott, Jeffrey W.     (4/95 - 7/98)
    Shepherd, Benjamin     (11/88 - 2/89)
    Sinnott, Marcia B.     (2/88 - onward)
    Sloan, Blanche C.     (2/88 - onward)
    Sloan, Fred A.     (4/97 - onward) (initially became a Rotarian in 1969)
    Smith, Jenna     (1/98 - 3/00)
    Smith, Monty A.     (4/88 - onward)
    Sorgen, Nancy C.     (1/94 - 10/02)
    Spurling, Carole     (8/96 - 12/99)
    Stamm, Chris     (5/98 - 1/99)
    Steudel, Connie H.     (10/93 - onward)
    Stroud, James E.     (6/97 - 7/98 and 7/01 - 4/04)
    Surry, Janet E.     (8/88 - 7/89)
    Swenson, Robert H.     (8/88 - 9/90 and 5/95 - 3/02)
    Tatham, Greg     (1/96 - 6/97)
    Tempelmeyer, Kenneth E.     (8/88 - 6/94)
    Tiemann, Klay D.     (1/96 - 7/98)
    Tindall, Debra D.     (8/88 - 12/91)
    Uffelman, Jerri     (1/92 - 4/96)
    Vaught, Janet M.     (3/91 - onward)
    Vinyard, Debby     (1/89 - 1/92)
    Waldron, Robert     (8/88 - onward)
    Walker, Mary     (1/89 - 6/01)
    Wides, John D.     (7/91 - onward)
    Wiggs, Jeff     (6/99 - 6/00)
    Williams, James H.     (8/88 - 6/89)
    Wright, Maurice A.     (1/93 - 11/94)
    York-Anderson, Dollean     (11/95 - 2/97)

    * Revised on 20 August 2004 by utilizing the membership database of Rotary International.

    Rotarians of the Year

    1989 -- Robert D. Keen    
    1990 -- Marcia Sinnott    
    1991 -- Blanche C. Sloan    
    1992 -- David Coracy    
    1993 -- Terry Mathias    
    1994 -- Ron Paquette    
    1995 -- Terry Mathias    
    1996 -- Janet Vaught    
    1997 -- Jack Langowski    
    1997 -- Brad Cole    
    1. Attendance at regular club meetings and makeups.
    2. Number of new members proposed.
    3. Participation in club service functions.
    4. Participation in club social functions.
    5. Attendance at the District Conference.
    6. Enthusiasm the nominee shows for Rotary.
    7. Involvement of the nominee in his/her profession.
    8. Belief exhibited in the Four-Way Test.
    9. Participation in the functioning of the club itself.

    Distinguished Service Award Recipients

    1989 -- Lou Brown    
    1990 -- Debby Vinyard    
    1991 -- David Coracy    
    1992 -- Terry Mathias    
    1993 -- Kenneth Tempelmeyer    
    1994 -- Janet Vaught    
    1995 -- David Coracy    
    1996 -- John Holt    
    1997 -- Marcia Sinnott and John Holt    
    1998 -- Janet Vaught    
    1. Participation in club projects; consider the nature of the involvement and the amount of time spent.
    2. Participation as a project chair or co-chair; consider special projects and everyday or weekly activities.
    3. Participation in the functioning of the club itself; consider office or position held during the year.

    Scholarship Recipients

    1990     Robert Jackson     John A. Logan College     $550

    1991     Tgichona Martin     Southern Illinois University, Carbondale     $650

    1992     Stacey Cavaness     John A. Logan College     $750

    1993     Patricia deNoon     Southern Illinois University, Carbondale     $750

    1994     Jayme Major     Southern Illinois University, Carbondale     $750

    1994     John Taylor     John A. Logan College     $750

    1995     Carmen Wilkins     Southern Illinois University, Carbondale     $750

    1996     Brad Medlin     John A. Logan College     $750

    1996     Charles Hyde     Southern Illinois University, Carbondale     $750

    1997     Kim Ellington     John A. Logan College     $1,000

    1998     Takoa Senki     Southern Illinois University, Carbondale     $1,000

    Members Who Served Rotary Beyond the Club Level

    Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors, and Major Donors

    Linda J. Barrette, 1988
    Sharron L. Lamb, 1988
    Robert D. Keen * (honored by the club), 1989
    David Coracy ** (given by his father, William Coracy), 1990
    Blanche C. Sloan ** ( given by Fred Sloan), 1991
    Fred A. Sloan ** (given by Blanche Sloan), 1992
    Richard D. Brooks *, 1993
    Ronald D. Paquette *, 1993
    Jean Dorsett-Robinson *, 1993
    John K. Holt, 1994
    Janet M. Vaught, 1994
    Helen D. Coracy *** (given by David Coracy), 1995
    Harry Haynsworth *, 1995
    John Mead, 1996
    Dollean York-Anderson *, 1996
    Tom Frenkel, 1996
    Catherine Carlton Sloan *** (given by her grandparents), 1996
    Linz Brown, 1996
    Jane Hughes, 1996
    John Langowski **, 1996
    Jeanne Hurley Simon *** (honored by the club), 1997
    John Corker, 1997
    Marcia Sinnott (honored by the club), 1997
    James E. Sinnott *** (given by Marcia Sinnott), 1997
    David Bateman *, 1997
    Terry Mathias, 1997
    James Romano, 1997
    Oval Myers, Jr., 1998
    Constance Steudel, 1998
    Jacqueline King, 1998
    Joan Langowski *** (given by John Langowski), 1998
    W. Ed Hoke, 1998
    Isaac Ihiasota (given by Blanche and Fred Sloan), 1998
    Betty Schmidt (given by her uncle, PDG Charles LeBarr), 1998
    Constance Bosworth, 1998
    Blanche C. Sloan, 1994
    Fred A. Sloan, 1994
    Janet M. Vaught, 1996
    Blanche and Fred Sloan, 1998

      * = Not currently a member of the club ** = Multiple Paul Harris Fellow *** = Non-Rotarian

    Awards and Other Recognition Earned by The Rotary Club of Carbondlale-Breakfast

    Financial Assistance to Community [through August 1998]


    During its first ten years, the Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast has been generous to a number of community and Rotary programs, with contributions totaling more than $30,000. Youth-oriented activities have received the highest priority, although as the list below indicates, other types of organizations have also enjoyed support:

    Share the Spirit! Toys for Carbondale Kids -- $11,024
    Scholarships -- $8,450
    Carbondale Community High School (Lifesavers, Seniorfest, music books) -- $7,008
    18 miscellaneous recipients -- $3,303
    Belize Crippled Children Project, District 6510 -- $2,122
    Carbondale Women's Center -- $1,910
    Lights Fantastic (holiday parade) -- $1,146
    Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) -- $696
    Carbondale Science Center -- $552
    Literacy programs-- $550
    Arts in Celebration -- $510
    Department of Children and Family Services -- $450
    Environmental projects -- $350
    Muscular Dystrophy Association -- $350

    Gifts Given to The Rotary Club of Carbondale-Breakfast

    Charter Gifts from Individuals

    Hand-crafted gavel -- Made by PDG Harold H. (Hank) Hannah, Rotary Club of Mt. Vernon
    Engraving of gavel -- PDG James R. Jackson, Rotary Club of Mt. Vernon
    Cash -- DG Donald J. Rice, Rotary Club of Belleville
    Cash -- PDG Sidney Matthews, Rotary Club of Carbondale
    Cash -- PDG Carl Lincoln Schweinfurth, Rotary Club of Mt. Vernon

    Charter Gifts from Clubs

    Cash for Charter Fee -- Rotary Club of Carbondale
    Cash -- Rotary Club of Carlyle
    Four-Way Test banner and cash -- Rotary Club of Centralia Sunrise
    American flag -- Rotary Club of Du Quoin
    Cash -- Rotary Club of Fairfield
    American flag -- Rotary Club of Fairview Heights
    Cash -- Rotary Club of Hamilton County
    Brass Rotary bell -- Rotary Club of Herrin
    Cash -- Rotary Club of Marion
    Badge box -- Rotary Club of Metropolis
    Cash -- Rotary Club of Mt. Vernon
    Cash -- Rotary Club of Mt. Vernon West
    Cash -- Rotary Club of Sparta
    Club banner -- Rotary Club of Waterloo

    Other Gifts