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  Ripples - April 20, 1999

Volume 83, Number 42 – April 20, 1999

Charles W. Ingrao, Professor of History, Purdue University, will speak on “Why Bosnia? Why Kosovo? -- Understanding Ethnic Conflict.” Prof. Ingrao came to Purdue in 1976, and has a B.A. (1969) from Wesleyan, and M.A. (1971) and a Ph.D. (1974) from Brown. Prof. Ingrao will be introduced by JERRY MC CARTHY, Program Coordinator for April.

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; Music - KENT MILLS; and host of high school guests (Central Catholic) - BARB DOSTER.

CLUB CONCERNS: Prior to the invocation today, President BOB GRIFFITHS (President Bob) noted that: (1) BILL HAYT was still in the hospital, St. Elizabeth Medical Center (GENE COURTANEY visited BILL and BILL indicated that he was getting along much better and may go home soon); and (2) MARJORIE WALKER, spouse of DICK is home (GRIFF received a note from DICK indicating that MARJORIE is home and will begin cardiac rehabilitation under the watchful eye of DICK GRIPE and his excellent staff). President BOB requested members to remember BILL HAYT, LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN, and MARJORIE WALKER in their thoughts and prayers. VIRGIL ST. JOHN at Rotary today and not wearing his neck brace - that appeared to be good news.


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”; (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. Please plan to attend - JIM TURLEY and GRIFF have registration forms.

REPORT from WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE, DAVID BOUGH, Chair, made brief announcement regarding the new Club and Foundation Boards of Directors approved International project (Lighthouse or Ethiopia Project) which permits members to make contributions and receive tax exemption. The Project, in cooperation with three Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA Rotary Clubs (RC), is the construction of 100 light shelters, similar to the model at the 1998 International Convention in Indianapolis, to house 500-600 individuals and feed them. The amount raised by the Club will be matched by a BILL HATFIELD District 6560 fund and hopefully by a Rotary International (RI) matching grant which would permit contributions to apply toward a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) award or Sustaining Membership. DAVID hopes to have a video, presenting information about the Project, in the foyer outside University Square next week. Please consider this Project as you plan your giving program for 1999-2000. Members should make checks payable to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation and note in the lower-left hand corner that it is for the Lighthouse or Ethiopia Project.

SMALL GROUP DINNER scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 29th, JANE TURNER’s residence, still has a few openings. Cost is $8.00 per person and reservations need to be made with JANE - 423-1371.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS: (1) Community Projects, MARVIN BLADE, Chair, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 27, 1999, Tailgate Lounge, University Inn; and (2) Membership & Classification, GENE HILLS, Chair, and MARV PHILLIPS, Co-Chair, immediately after Club meeting, Tuesday, April 27, 1999, Tailgate Lounge, University Inn. Membership listing of both Committees is on back of “Ripples.”

MARCH 100% CLUB: Number indicates months of continuous attendance, no number indicates one month. ABBERT (3); ADAMS (82); BARRETT (19); BOWERS (7); BROCK (57); CHISCON, AL (111); CHISCON, MARTHA (103); CLARK, N.; COHEN, F. (39); COLE (4); COURTANEY (20); CUE (4); DIESSLIN (45); DWORKIN; EWING (45); FEUER (195); FILMER (38); FOSTER (43); FRAMPTON (4); FREY, H. (139); FULLER (180); GRIFFITH (242); GRIFFITHS (42); HALL, M. (97); HALL, Y. (480); HANKS (10); HANSEN (9); HATFIELD (219); HEMMER (9); HOBBS (61); HOPKINS (44); HYCHKA (21); ISMAIL (9); JACKSON (39); JANLE (20); KECK (38); KEPLER (106); KLUSMAN (48); GRIFFIN KOEHLER (92); KOSMAN (11) - balance next week.

MAKE UPS: JON HUSTON, Naples, FL; GORDON KINGMA, Princess Anne RC, Virginia Beach, VA; and VIRGIL ST. JOHN, Paradise Valley, AZ (three times).

VISITORS: Dr Wael Harb (Greater Lafayette), guest of JERRY COLE (Dr. Harb is with Northside Cardiology of Lafayette); Joe Spruce and Risa Wu (Slidell, MS), guests of CHRIS JOHANNSEN (Joe and Risa are with the NASA Stennis Center); and Gerard Benner (Greater Lafayette), guest of ELDON ORTMAN (Gerard is with Huth Thompson LLP).

SPECIAL GUESTS: Camille Bencteux, Youth Exchange Student from FRANCE, hosted/introduced by SUSAN SMITH; and Thomas Deinet, Ambassadorial Scholar from Wiesbaden, GERMANY, hosted/introduced by MIKE SANDERS.

CORRESPONDENCE from MARTHELLEN HOGUE, spouse of BOB...Thank you so much for the lovely plant with its bright yellow bow. It was thoughtful of you and much appreciated.

KAREN JOHNSON-HOFFMANN and MARK RUSSELL, and Scholarship & Citizenship Committee, did a fantastic job with the presentation of this year’s program. President BOB opened the meeting with normal functions and then turned the meeting over to KAREN and MARK. KAREN introduced KATHY MEEKS who made a most interesting presentation regarding Thomas F. Moran, Sr. for whom some of the awards are named, KATHY is his great granddaughter. MARK introduced Superintendents Dr. Stella Batagiannis, Dr. Edward Eiler, and John Wilkinson, substituting for Dr. Richard Wood and Principals Medarda Bauer, Joe Heath, ANNE KOIVO, Kenneth Siekman, and David Worland. KAREN introduced Guidance Counselors Deborah Axness, Betty Burkinshaw, George Newell, Sandy Shoemaker, Linda Sorensen, and Carol Stumpe. They then introduced the honored students and their parents: Andrea Smith, daughter of SUSAN (Central Catholic); Lisa DeNicola and Eric Latin (Harrison); Melinda Seifers and Micah Chibana (Jefferson); Megan Morehouse and Craig McLochlin (McCutcheon); and Karen Levy and Michael Fischback (West Lafayette). The $1,000 Frank K. Burrin Scholarship Award was presented to Megan Morehouse; the $1,000 Eric A. Holm Citizenship Award was presented to Lisa DeNicola; the $1,000 Rotary Merit Scholarship was presented to Karen Levy; and each of the others received a $500.00 Thomas F. Moran, Sr. Scholarship Award. Micah Chibana and his parents could not attend due to a family crisis that occurred this a.m. Angela Hartman, SUSAN SMITH’s mother and Andrea’s grandmother, was their special guest.

PROGRAM CORRECTION: TOM MORAN should be listed as THOMAS F. MORAN, III and not THOMAS F. MORAN, JR.; Thomas F. Moran, Jr. was TOM’s dad’s name.

MONEY COLLECTOR, DICK KOHLS, substituted for CAROLYN JONES; Invocation by KATHY MEEKS; Greeting by DONYA LESTER; Singing led by STEVE MOTT; and Rotary piano by REX KEPLER.

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