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  Ripples - January 26, 1999

Volume 83, Number 30 – January 26, 1999

TOM PEARSON (TOM) is Program Coordinator for the month of February. The theme he has chosen is "The future of Lafayette over the next 5-10 years as seen through the perspective of a banker, a real estate professional, a health care provider, and a social services provider."

Harry Dunwoody, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Loans, Lafayette Savings Bank, will make a presentation about "The Future of Lafayette from the Perspective of a Community Banker." Mr. Dunwoody will be introduced by TOM.

CALENDAR on back of "RIPPLES" lists February programs and other Rotary and Community functions and dates.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JIM HOBBS, 11:15 to 11:45, and GORDY YOUNG, 11:45 to 12:15; Greeter - JIM FENN and MARA WASBURN; Invocation - BETTY SUDDARTH; Music - BOB FORD; and host of high school guests (McCutcheon) - STEVE PENNELL.

CLUB CONCERNS: Prior to the invocation today, President BOB GRIFFITHS (President BOB), requested members to remember the following in their thoughts and prayers: JERRY COLE; LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN; CONNIE GRIFFITHS, spouse of President BOB; MARGARET HALL; and HUGH SIEELE who is having back problems.

IN MEMORY OF: The Lafayette Rotary Foundation gratefully acknowledges the following donations: In Memory of James Hoggatt - ARNI COHEN; and In Memory of Parents, Charles and Edith Lovell - BILL LOVELL


MIKE KOSMAN and ROY WHISTLER recognized with special Rotary plaques presented by President BOB noting their 50 years of membership in the Club. Engraving on plaques reads as follows: Their names...In Recognition of 50 years...Service Above Self...It Carries With It Heartfelt Appreciation For Your Loyalty And Devotion To The Rotary Club Of Lafayette, IN...1948-49 - 1998-99.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER: GREG NAPIER (GREG) with classification Greg Napier BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY--Landscape & Site Planning, was introduced by his sponsor, SHAWN KELLY. GREG and his spouse, STEPHANIE, reside at 3410 Sibley Lane, Lafayette IN 411905-G755 - telephone 471-8351. STEPHANIE is a student in the School of Veterinary Medicine and GREG, a former member of the Purdue Varsity Glee Club, is a Landscape & Site Planner, The Schneider Corp., 3725 Rome Drive, Lafayette IN 47905 - telephone 448-6661. GREG's Rotary committees are Glee Club Outing (BOB FORD, Chair); and Annual Dinner (DAN TEDER, Club Vice President and Committee Chair).

NOTE: The Club's membership is now 279: 158 - Active; 5 - Additional Active; 105 - Senior Active; 6 - Past Service (retired); and 5 - Honorary.

SMALL GROUP DINNER-6:OO P.M, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 2, 1999: JANE TURNER, Chair, announced that this month's "Small Group Dinner" will be held at the home of VAL and BOB BROCK, 329 Plateau Drive, Lafayette. Menu will include VAL's famous lasagna with salad, bread, and dessert provided by JANE. The cost is $8.00 per person and there is a limit of 14 guests; therefore, contact JANE (deadline is Monday, February 1st),423-1371,as quickly as possible in order to assure a reservation for this special evening. It should be noted that BOB is owner/operator, Rat Pack Antiques, so it will be an added treat to visit VAL and BOB's home and see the neat antiques.

ANNUAL DINNER TICKETS ON SALE STARTING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2,1929: The Club's Annual Dinner, Tuesday, March 23,1999, is an evening of festivity and fun which traditionally includes entertainment by the Purdue Varsity Glee Club (Glee Club members join Rotarians, spouses, and special guests at their tables) and which recognizes special guests (District 6560 leaders, area club presidents, spouses of deceased Rotarians, Ambassadorial Scholars, Paul Harris Fellows, and Rotarians attaining special levels of giving to the Lafayette Foundation). Due to scheduling problems the Annual Dinner will be held in the Grand Ballroom, University Inn and Conference Center (parking will not be a problem). The cost is $25.00 per person. DALE MC HENRY, Club Treasurer, will be at the check in table each Tuesday with tickets. THIS IS ONE OF THE CLUB'S OUTSTANDING EVENTS - PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND.

NEW LISTING OF E-MAIL ADDRESSES is available from DAVE LANDGREBE. DAVE will e-mail this new listing to Rotarians upon request at dlandgrebe@earthlink.net .

WORLD COMMUNITY PROJECTS COMMITTEE (Committee) MEETING: MARVIN BLADE (MARVIN), Chair, has called a meeting of the Committee for 11:15 a.m., next Tuesday, February 2, 1999, Boiler Board Room, University Inn and Conference Center. One of the major purposes of the meeting will be to discuss needs associated with the Fourth Annual Penny Harvest (Harvest); volunteers to assist with the Harvest (collection of pennies and other coins in containers for Family Services, Inc.) by picking up these containers at five different business locations in the Greater Lafayette area.

ROTARIANS WHO ARE CONSIDERING PROPOSING AN INDIVIDUAL TO BECOME A MEMBER should note that the Membership Education and Information Committee (Committee), JERRY MC CARTHY, Vice Chair, will be conducting an "Information Meeting" 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February I6, 1999, University Inn and Conference Center (designated room for meeting will be determined later).. This meeting is for potential candidates to learn more about Rotary in order to decide whether they would like to become a member. If you are thinking of nominating someone for Rotary, get a "Membership Application" card from GRIFF, complete it, or GFIIFF will do it for you, and have this individual scheduled to attend this "Information Meeting" - it will speed up the membership process significantly.

KENT MILLS, Authorized Dealer, Kaeser and Blair, Inc. Promotional Products, is hosting a VIRTUAL Open House through February 5th. Visit them at www.lafpromo.com .

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY TABLE - First Tuesday of the month, Tuesday, March 2, 1999.

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS and DATES - MARVIN BLADE, Chair, February Birthday Table.


MAKE UPS: LE ROY SILVA, Kahului, Maui; Kihei-Wailea, Maui; Lahaina, Maui; and Maui, HI; and Milwaukee, WI; and VIRGIL ST. JOHN, North Phoenix (three times) and Paradise Valley (three times), AZ.

VISITING ROTARIAN: Ron Denhart, Daybreak.

VISITOR: Janet Sweet (Greater Lafayette), guest of MARGERY ISMAIL.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Kevin Burk, Ivy Tech State College, guest of the Club and hosted/introduced by ED HEMMER, President BOB presented Kevin with a special certificate and a "Rotary Travel Mug" (4-Way Test on it); and Thomas Deinet, Ambassadorial Scholar from Wiesbaden, GERMANY, guest of the Club and hosted and introduced by JIM DWORKIN.

ROTARY JEOPARDY: The questions/answers for January 19th, JANE TURNER, Host, and assisted by JIM FOSTER: (1) "Daily Double" This designation describes the activity of a member's firm or business activity (What is classification); (2) Its business agenda included the election of a President, Board of Directors, and District Governors (What is the Rotary International Convention); (3) The first geographic designations of Rotary International were called Divisions, and there were eight of them. In 1915 the term was changed to this designation (What are Districts); and (4) The committee which meets to inform members and prospective members about the history, objectives, and activities of the Lafayette Rotary Club and Rotary International (What is the Membership Education and Information Committee).

SEMIANNUAL REPORT of Club Membership, Payment of Per Capita Dues, Subscriptions to THE ROTARIAN for period of July 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998 was submitted this week to Rotary International (RI). The total amount due to RI was $6,516.50 based on the following: Per capita dues for 275 members @ $17.50 = $4,812.50; THE ROTARIAN subscriptions for 284 (includes 275 members, 5 honorary members, and 9 middle and high schools) @ $6.00 = $1,704.00.

PAUL ZIEMER introduced Dr. Marietta Harrison (Dr. Harrison) who made a most interesting presentation about the Purdue Cancer Center (Center). Dr. Harrison noted: Center became a National Cancer Institute designated cancer center in 1978 and is the only one in IN; Three cancer center classifications, i.e., basic (no clinical work - Center is in this classification), clinical, and comprehensive (basic and clinical - IU Medical School trying for this classification); Center has 67 faculty members, involves six schools, nine departments, and has received $15 million in support; Goals are to focus on basic research, provide infrastructure for interdisciplinary collaborative work, develop new areas of research, and quickly convert research findings into clinical efforts; and Cited research strengths in the areas of Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry, Call Signaling, Structural Biology, and integration of all of these areas.

IINVOCATION by HANS NAUMANN, singing led by STEVE MOTT; and Rotary piano by REX KEPLER.

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