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  Ripples - April 13, 1999

Volume 83, Number 41 – April 13, 1999

This will be the Annual Scholarship & Citizenship Award Day honoring two outstanding seniors, one female and one male, from each of the five Tippecanoe County High Schools - Central Catholic, Harrison, Jefferson, McCutcheon, and West Lafayette. Ten scholarships will be awarded: (1) $1,000.00 Frank K. Burrin Memorial Scholarship; (2) $1,000.00 Eric A. Holm Memorial Scholarship; and (3) Eight - $500.00 Thomas F. Moran, Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Frank K. Burrin was a Past President of the Club (1969-70) and the Rotarian most responsible for starting the Lafayette Rotary Foundation which funds the scholarships. Eric A. Holm was a Past President of the Club (1975-76) and the Rotarian responsible for starting this scholarship and citizenship recognition program. Thomas F. Moran, Sr. was the first President of the Lafayette Rotary Club (1916-17), and grandfather and great grandfather of Rotarians TOM MORAN, Past President (1990-91 - 75th Anniversary of the Club), and KATHY MEEKS. Invited guests of the Club will be parents of the honored seniors; high school principals, guidance counselors; and superintendents of the school corporations. There will be no speaker, the program will be devoted to recognition of these seniors. KAREN JOHNSON-HOFFMANN and MARK RUSSELL are Co-Chairs of this activity.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - CAROLYN JONES, 11:15 to 11:45, and PAUL ZIEMER, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - DONYA LESTER; Invocation - KATHY MEEKS; and Music - STEVE MOTT.

CLUB CONCERNS: Prior to the invocation today, President BOB GRIFFITHS (President Bob) noted that BILL HAYT was still in the hospital, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, and requested members to remember BILL, LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN, VIRGIL ST. JOHN, and MARJORIE WALKER, spouse of DICK, in their thoughts and prayers.


JAMES MC GLOTHLIN (JIM) with classification EDUCATION--University-Pharmacy, Health Sciences, and Nursing-Ergonomics, was introduced by his sponsor, PAUL ZIEMER. JIM and his spouse, NANCY, reside, temporarily until home on Arrowhead is available, at 146 Arnold Drive; Apt. #8, West Lafayette 47906-3336 - telephone 496-4636. They are the parents of two daughters; NANCY is Assistant Manager, Meredith Hall- Purdue; and JIM is Associate Professor of Ergonomics, School of Health Sciences, with office in the Civil Engineering Building-Purdue - telephone 496-6359. JIM’s Rotary committees are Community Service Projects (MARVIN BLADE, Chair); Salvation Army (ANN PIECHOTA, Chair); and Vocational Projects (ELAINE CUE, Chair).

DISTRICT 6560 CONFERENCE (Conference), April 30 - May 2, 1999 (Friday - Sunday), The Seasons Lodge & Conference Center, Nashville, IN. Today, District Governor BILL HATFIELD noted the following program events: (1) Friday p.m. - District Governor Mel Simon, M.D., District 6690, OH, will discuss Rotary Volunteers - “Medical Missions to Philippines”; Dr. Simon will be accompanied by his wife, Lydice who is a RN; (2) Friday 8 - 11:00 p.m., dancing with Al Cobine’s Orchestra; (3) Saturday a.m. - Rony Kessler, District 7250, NY, will talk about the “Gift of Life Program”; Herb Pigman, Former Rotary International (RI) General Secretary and currently RI Chair, Advocacy Committee, PolioPlus; Indiana Astronaut Janice Voss; and Indianapolis Youth Chorale at dinner; and (4) Many breakout sessions, on relevant and interesting topics. Please plan to attend; JIM TURLEY and GRIFF have registration forms.

REPORT from WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE, DAVID BOUGH, Chair: (1) PHILIPPINES (Rotary Club of Bacolod-West, Bacolod City) Village Bank Project - Has received project pictures which have been converted to slides and will be shown at an appropriate time, and just recently received an audit report which was reviewed by KEITH SMITH; KEITH reported that this was similar to a regular non-profit audit showing receipts and expenses; used general accounting procedures; looked okay; and showed that there had been 100% repayment of loans; and (2) Discussed a new potential project, Lighthouse Project, in cooperation with three Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA Rotary Clubs (RC) to - construct 100 light shelters, similar to the model at the 1998 International Convention in Indianapolis, to house 500-600 individuals and be ready for applications by early May 1999 (Phase 1 being done by the Addis Ababa Bole RC); feed the people for six to eight months (Phase 2 which hopefully would be done by the Addis Ababa RC and our Club); and implementation of a self-sustainable small scale business/homework activity, based on loans and/or donations (Phase 3 to be done by the Addis Ababa West RC). Should the Club be able to raise $5,000.00, this could be increased, with matching funds from District Governor BILL HATFIELD and Rotary International, to $20,000.00 - more about this in the future.

SMALL GROUP DINNERS schedule for April, May, and June, announced by JANE TURNER (JANE), Chair: (1) 6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 29th - JANE’s residence; (2) 3 - 7 p.m., Sunday, May 23rd - ELAINE CUE’s residence, Rossville, IL (cookout and antique outing); and (3) 6:00 p.m., Thursday, June 3rd - NELLIE LECHMAN’s residence. Cost is $8.00 per person and reservations made with JANE.

MEMBERSHIP SELECTION & CLASSIFICATION COMMITTEE MEETING, GENE HILLS, Chair, and MARV PHILLIPS, Co-Chair, immediately after Club meeting, Tuesday, April 27, 1999, University Inn and Conference Center; members listed on back of “Ripples.”

MARCH 100% CLUB in future “Ripples.”

MAKE UPS: DONYA LESTER, Greencastle; JOE SICER, Lake Placid, FL (three times); and LIZ SOLBERG, Daybreak (LIZ was the speaker there on April 1st).

VISITING ROTARIANS: LEONA COHEN, spouse of FRITZ, Daybreak; and Simeon Ehui, Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA.

VISITORS: John Taylor (Tampa, FL), son of HAROLD; Mamou Ehui, spouse of Visiting Rotarian, Simeon Ehui; and Sherm Kessler, New Ross.

MC CUTCHEON HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Missy Mays and Brandon Barrett, guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by EARL PARK. EARL presented certificates of recognition and President Bob presented “Rotary Travel Mugs” (4-Way Test on them) to Missy and Brandon.

ROTARY FAMILY NEWS: LORNA MYERS (“Leader” picture) became the latest Rotarian featured in the series of articles, Lafayette Leaders, by Lillian Price.

MARVIN BLADE introduced the two-part program entitled “Holocaust Remembered”: (1) Myra Mason, Co-Chair, 18th Annual Greater Lafayette Holocaust Rememberance Conference (Conference) who noted dates of the Conference, April 17 & 18, 1999, and location, 1950 Lecture Hall, Purdue. Ms. Mason reviewed various portions of the Conference and invited everyone to attend the free rememberance activity; and (2) JOHANNA GARTENHAUS, spouse of SOL, who gave a most interesting review of childhood recollections of treatment of two Jewish families, one of them her family, living next to each other in GERMANY, June 1938; how she and her mother were smuggled out of GERMANY by two men, they rode bicycles for two nights to reach HOLLAND, May 1939; they were met by her father who had bought himself out of prison; finally found a sponsor in the United States, Fall of 1939 (needed sponsor to get visa to leave HOLLAND); they took a boat from Rotterdam to Ellis Island, NY, and from there arrived in St. Charles, IL, December 25, 1939, where their sponsor lived. They lived and worked in St. Charles for many years. A very moving presentation.

MONEY COLLECTING by DICK KOHLS, for past two weeks, substituting for CAROLYN JONES; Invocation by ELAINE CUE; Greeting by JANE TURNER; Singing led by DONYA LESTER; and Rotary piano by REX KEPLER.

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