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  Ripples - February 16, 1999

Volume 83, Number 33 – February 16, 1999

Continuing with TOM PEARSON’s (Program Coordinator for February) theme, “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”, the speaker will be...

Rotarian SUSAN SMITH, President/CEO, Family Services, Inc., will make a presentation about “The Future of Lafayette from the Perspective of a Social Services Provider.” SUSAN will be introduced by TOM.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - FRED ANDERSON substituting for JIM HOBBS 11:15 to 11:45, and GORDY YOUNG 11:45 to 12:15; Greeters - ELSA JANLE and LINDA SIMUNEK; Invocation - HOWARD DIESSLIN; Music - BOB FORD; and host of vocational student (Indiana Business College) - ELAINE CUE.

CLUB CONCERNS: Prior to the invocation today, President BOB GRIFFITHS (President BOB) first noted the return of MARGARET HALL to Rotary following quadruple heart bypass surgery plus a couple of other health problems; it was good to have her back, and then requested members to remember the following in their thoughts and prayers: LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN; CONNIE GRIFFITHS, spouse of President BOB; JANE HALL, spouse of YB is at George Davis Manor to recover from a recent fall; and CHRISTOPH HOFFMANN, spouse of KAREN JOHNSON-HOFFMANN.


GENE COURTANEY, President Elect, announced that Allen W. Milburn, President, Lebanon Rotary Club, and District Governor Representative (DGR) for our Club, appointed by District Governor Elect Jerry Erskine, would like to meet with 1999-2000 Rotary year Club officers for a few minutes after the March 2nd Club meeting; those officers are BOB GRIFFITHS, GENE COURTANEY, DAN TEDER, OSCAR HOPKINS, DALE MC HENRY, KEITH SMITH, and GRIFF.


RAPHAEL R. KAVANAUGH, JR. (RAY) with classification EDUCATION--University-Consumer Ray Kavanaugh and Family Sciences-Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional, and Tourism Management-Administration (one Board member indicated at the time of RAY’s proposal approval, I want to see how you get all of that on a Rotary badge), was introduced by his sponsor TOM PEARSON. RAY was a member of the Stillwater-Frontier Rotary Club in Stillwater, OK prior to moving to the Greater Lafayette area. He and his spouse, JUDY, are parents of two sons, one a freshman at Purdue and the other a senior at West Lafayette High School, and reside at 1201 Wiley Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47906-2434 - telephone 743-2481. JUDY teaches English Composition at Purdue and tutors Purdue athletes. RAY is Head, Department of Restaurant, Hotel, Institutional, and Tourism Management with office in Stone Hall--Purdue, West Lafayette, IN 47907 - telephone 494-4643. Upon receiving RAY’s Rotary committee selections, they will be listed and forwarded to the appropriate committee chairs.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP LISTING : 159 - Active; 4 Additional Active; 106 - Senior Active; 6 - Past Service; and 5 - Honorary - TOTAL - 280.

MEMBERSHIP PROPOSALS: The Membership Education and Information Committee (Committee), JERRY MC CARTHY, Vice Chair, chaired a Rotary Information meeting today with four candidates expressing interest in becoming a member of the Club, they are: Laurie Brose, Branch Manager, Manpower, sponsor CURTIS MULLEN; Thomas Gregory, Financial Consultant, Hilliard Lyons, sponsor, GRIFF; Michael Sanders, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs, Krannert, sponsor BARB DOSTER; and Barrie Simpson, President,Warren Industries Inc., sponsor HANS NAUMANN. These candidates have been approved by the Board and Membership Selection and Classification Committee, if no written objections are received within seven days (all have completed their Rotary committee selection sheets) are eligible for introduction on or after Tuesday, February 23, 1999.

SMALL GROUP DINNER - 6:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1999: JANE TURNER, Chair, announced this month’s “Small Group Dinner” will be held at the home of MARTHA and AL CHISCON, 1815 Ravinia Road, West Lafayette. Menu will include Greek sandwich , salad, dessert, and wine. The cost is $8.00 per person, payable at time of reservation, and there is a limit of 16 guests, contact JANE (deadline is Monday, March 1, 1999), 423-1371.

ANNUAL DINNER - TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1999 (please remember, no regular Club meeting on this day): The Club’s Annual Dinner (Dinner) is about a $5,000.00 budget requirement. This will be accomplished easily with broad-based Rotarian support. Plan to attend - we need your participation. Even if you are unable to attend the Dinner, please consider financial assistance to sponsor one or two of the Club’s guests. The evening starts with an open cash bar at 6:00 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $25.00 per person, are on sale each Tuesday by DALE MC HENRY at the money collection table.

NEW MEMBER RECEPTION: Membership Retention Committee, SANDY PEARLMAN, Chair, will be hosting a new member reception at the University Inn and Conference Center, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 1999. Invitations to eligible new members, directors, officers, and committee members are in the mail; RSVPs are due back to GRIFF by Friday, February 19th, at 494-7218 (Office), 474-5596 (Residence), or ‹ hgriff1@gte.net › (E-mail).

GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE (GSE) TEAM UPDATE: WALLY TYNER, Chair, indicated via e-mail that plans are progressing, already has three host families from our Club; therefore, this with Daybreak’s support should satisfy this need. WALLY’s teaching conflicts with meetings, but plans to be at an upcoming meeting to outline other needs for the GSE Team’s visit.

MAKE UPS: KEN BOOTSMA, Daybreak; JIM KLUSMAN, Monticello (JIM was the speaker at this meeting); and RALPH MORRIS, North Jacksonville and Sarasota Bay, FL.

VISITING ROTARIAN: Bob Brow, Daybreak.

VISITORS: Kurt Kincannon (Greater Lafayette), guest of JEFF BOSSE (Kurt is General Manager, Rosewalk Commons); Dr. Wael Harb, Greater Lafayette, guest of JERRY COLE (Dr. Harb is with Northside Cardiology of Lafayette); Mike Sanders (Greater Lafayette), guest of the Club and introduced by BARB DOSTER (Mike is Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs, Krannert); Laurie Brose and Tom Gregory (Greater Lafayette) guests of the Club and introduced by GRIFF (Laurie is Branch Manager, Manpower, and Tom is Financial Consultant, Hilliard Lyons); Barrie Simpson (Greater Lafayette) guest of the Club and introduced by HANS NAUMANN (Barrie is President, Warren Industries Inc.).

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Karen Rausch and Tim Graves, guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by DICK WALKER. DICK presented certificates of recognition and President BOB presented “Rotary Travel Mugs” (4-Way Test on them) to Karen and Tim.

TOM PEARSON introduced John Walling who made an interesting John Walling presentation regarding the future of Lafayette from his perspective as a health care provider. John felt that the Greater Lafayette area was well positioned for the future in the area of health care and cited statistics and several examples which substantiated this positive outlook. He did express strong concern about the fact that there is no National Health Policy (Policy) and felt that without such a Policy, there could be serious problems for the future of health care.

INVOCATION by HUGH STEELE, singing led by DAVID LUHMAN; and Rotary piano by REX KEPLER.

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