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  Ripples - February 23, 1999

Volume 83, Number 34 – February 23, 1999


LUNCH BUFFET will open at 11:15 a.m.; President BOB GRIFFITHS (President BOB) will start the Club’s activities promptly at 12:00 noon (speaker, see below, is on a very tight schedule and must leave as early as possible for Indianapolis).

A two-part program: (1) Camille Beneteux, Youth Exchange Student from Paris, FRANCE, who is attending Central Catholic High School, and (2) Presentation of the Club’s TENTH ANNUAL VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD, a project of the Vocational Projects Committee (Committee), ELAINE CUE, Chair. The speaker will be The Honorable Sue W. Scholer, State Representative, 26th District; she will be introduced by ED HEMMER, Member of the Committee.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - DICK HOLTZ 11:15 to 11:45, and LYNN ZACHMANOGLOU 11:45 to 12:15; Greeter - TRUDY TROCHTA; Invocation - HUGH STEELE; Music - BRIAN BREED; and host of high school guests (Harrison) - RAY PEETERS.

CLUB CONCERNS: Prior to the invocation today, President BOB noted that spouse, CONNIE, was getting along quite well, and that YB HALL reported that spouse, JANE, is up and around with the aid of a walker and will be moving from Davis Manor to Westminster Village. Then requested members to remember the following in their thoughts and prayers: LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN, 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, will meet with 1999-2000 Rotary year Club officers after the March 2nd Club meeting.


BARRIE L. SIMPSON (BARRIE) with classification BUSINESS SERVICES--Toy Manufacturing, was introduced by her sponsor HANS NAUMANN. BARRIE and her spouse, MICHAEL, are the parents of a daughter and son, both attending Albion College, Albion, MI, and reside at 2401 River Oaks Drive, Lafayette, IN 47905-4072 - telephone 448-1837. MICHAEL is coach of the Harrison High School women’s soccer team, and owner/operator of The Soccer Shack. BARRIE is President, Warren Industries Inc., 3200 South Street, Lafayette 47905 - telephone 447-2151 - FAX 448-1313. BARRIE’s Rotary committees are House Committee (FRED ANDERSON, Chair); Glee Club Outing (BOB FORD, Chair); and International Youth Exchange (NICK CLARK, Chair).

STEVEN P. STUCKY (STEVE) with classification INSURANCE--Reinsurance Consulting, was introduced by his sponsor, TERRY WEST. STEVE and his spouse, PAT, are the parents of two children (Greta and Bob who along with their families reside in the Greater Lafayette area) and reside at 3618 Chancellor Way, West Lafayette 47906-8806 - telephone 463-3360. STEVE is President, S. P. Stucky Co., Inc. with office at 1241 Cumberland Avenue, West Lafayette 47906 - telephone 463-4587. Upon receiving STEVE’s Rotary committee selections, they will be listed and forwarded to the appropriate committee chairs.

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; only room for two more. Menu will include Greek sandwich (gyro or falafel) , salad, dessert, and wine. The cost is $8.00 per person, payable at time of reservation, along with individual’s choice of sandwich. Contact JANE, deadline is Monday, March 1, 1999 - 423-1371.

ANNUAL DINNER (Dinner)- TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1999 (please remember, no regular Club meeting on this day): A significant part of the Club’s costs related to the Annual Dinner are the costs of meals provided to the members of the Glee Club and spouses of deceased Rotarians. 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. For those interested, will reserve a table of eight.

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

MARCH BIRTHDAYS and DATES - DOUG BRANIGIN, Chair, March Birthday Table.

GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE (GSE) TEAM UPDATE: WALLY TYNER, Chair, lists the following needs: (1) Two host families (already has GLENN BOWERS, SUSAN HYCHKA, and WALLY) for four nights (Saturday through Tuesday ) and four breakfasts (Sunday through Wednesday); (2) Four to assist MARY HALEY, dinner host - 4/6/99; (3) Two to assist with a.m. Monday professional visits: (4) Two to assist with Monday p.m. professional visits to SIA and Lilly; (5) Two to assist with museum and library visits; and (6) Two to assist with other general transportation and logistics. WALLY has class for next few Tuesdays, so sign up sheets will be circulated. The following is an overall visitation draft:

Saturday, April 3, 1999

Pick-up at 11:00 a.m. at Danville, IN

Twinrocker Paper - Brookston

Barbecue dinner at LINA REEVES-KERNER

Sunday, April 4, 1999

Easter sunrise service

(individual preference)

Chicago, IL - Alan Garfinkel, Daybreak

Monday, April 5, 1999

a.m. - Professional visits

p.m. - SIA & Lilly


Tuesday, April 6, 1999

a.m. - Professional visits on campus

p.m. - Museums & Library

Dinner individual at Rotarians

Wednesday, April 7, 1999

Picked up by Greencastle Rotary Club

MEMBERSHIP EDUCATION & INFORMATION COMMITTEE, BOB GARRISON, Chair, and JERRY MC CARTHY, Vice Chair, extends its congratulations to the three Rotarians who accumulated the most points during the year playing “Rotary Jeopardy.” KATHY MEEKS (2300 points); BUTCH HANCOCK (2200 points); and BOB ADAMS (2000 points). In the event one or more of these finalists is unable to participate in FINAL JEOPARDY at the Annual Dinner, Tuesday, March 23, 1999, three alternates will be on stand-by: ROY MEEKS (1900 points); CORKY MITCHELL (1800 points); and JIM CARNEY (1600 points).

PROFITABLE BUSINESS FOR SALE: Silver Mountain Coffee and Tea (University Square Shopping Area), 500 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette, if interested contact Cindy Staiger at 497-7082.

MAKE UPS: PHIL KWIATKOWSKI and TOM SCHMIDT, Daybreak; LARRY LANE, Casa Grande and Mesa East, AZ; RALPH MORRIS, Sarasota Bay, FL; JOE SICER, Lake Placid (three times) and Lake Placid Noon, FL; LE ROY SILVA, Elkhart, Fort Wayne, and Indianapolis; and FAE SPURLOCK, Franklin, NC

VISITING ROTARIAN: Jim Snider, Daybreak.

VISITORS: Tom Gregory (Greater Lafayette), guest of the Club and introduced by GRIFF (Tom a Financial Consultant with Hilliard Lyons); Karen Balsbaugh (Carroll County), guest and granddaughter of JOHN OSMUN (Karen with Family Services Inc.); Ken Wilson (Greater Lafayette), guest of KEITH SMITH (Ken a CPA/Stock Broker with Frontier Financial Consultants Inc.); Gary Lewis and Barbara Osborn (Greater Lafayette), guests of SUSAN SMITH (Gary and Barbara are with Family Services Inc.); and Joann Chaney (Greater Lafayette), guest of GORDY YOUNG (Joann is Coordinator, Educational Travel Tours, Center for Lifelong Learning, Purdue).

SPECIAL GUESTS: Kasey Alley, Indiana Business College, guest of the Club and introduced by ELAINE CUE, ELAINE presented Kasey with a special certificate. A “Rotary Travel Mug” (4-Way Test on it) will be delivered to Kasey; and Thomas Deinet, Ambassadorial Scholar from Wiesbaden, GERMANY, guest of the Club and hosted and introduced by KAE MOORE.

TOM PEARSON introduced SUSAN SMITH who made a most interesting presentation by listing and expanding on her “10 Essentials For A Healthy Community”: Healthy Body; Active Minds; Safe and Humane Environment; Self-Acceptance; Economic Independence; Positive Relationships; Shared Values Upon Which to Make Decisions; Diversity With A Global Perspective; Recreation and Creative Outlets; and Community Involvement. SUSAN closed by indicating that the three greatest challenges facing the Greater Lafayette community were and will continue to be: (1) The dependent population, i.e., children and elders; (2) Affordable child care; and (3) Affordable housing.


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