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  Ripples - May 4, 1999

Volume 83, Number 44 – May 4, 1999

Jerry Pagac, Director, Indiana State Parks, will speak on “The Prophetstown State Park Master Plan.” Mr. Pagac will be introduced by NICK CLARK, substituting for JIM HANKS, Program Coordinator for the month of May. The focus of May programs will be “Impact of Tourism On This Part of Indiana.”

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - DICK KOHLS, 11:15 to 11:45, and MIKE SANDERS substituting for CHARLOTTE HOWELLS, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeters - JUDITH HAMMAN and JANE TURNER; Invocation - JIM HOBBS; Music - CORKY MITCHELL; and High School Guests (Jefferson) - hosted by TERRY WEST.

CLUB CONCERNS: Prior to the invocation today, President BOB GRIFFITHS (President Bob) noted that BILL HAYT is home from St. Elizabeth Medical Center. President BOB requested that members remember BILL, LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN, BEV STONE; and MARJORIE WALKER, spouse of DICK, in their thoughts and prayers. Good to see BILL HEATH back from AZ, and JIM IRVIN and RALPH MORRIS back from FL.


PICTORIAL DIRECTORY CHANGES NEEDED NOW! In just a matter of weeks, we will go to press with the 1999-2000 Pictorial Directory. Do we have your picture? Is your business information correct? Do we have your Fax number and E-mail address? Has your name changed? Is your home and business address/phone correct? Is your title correct? Call or write GRIFF with any changes or additions to your portion of the Pictorial Directory.


M. TODD SMITH (TODD) with classification COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION SERVICES--Telephone Lines, was introduced by his sponsor, LINA REEVES-KERNER. TODD and his spouse, KELLY, are expecting their first child and reside at 3001 Jamestown Circle, Lafayette 47905-3203 - telephone 477-8357. KELLY is a licensed broker assistant and employed at Merrill Lynch. TODD is with U. S. Exchange of IN, with office at 8 North 3rd Street, Lafayette 47901 - telephone 742-9956. TODD’s Rotary committees are Community Service Projects (MARVIN BLADE, Chair); and Group Study Exchange (WALLY TYNER, Chair).

ROTARY DISTRICT GOLF OUTING: District Governor BILL HATFIELD is calling your attention to the “Work It Out”, Rotary District Golf Outing, 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start, Thursday, May 20, 1999, Ackerman Hills Golf Course at Purdue University. Registration forms will be available at money table next Tuesday.

DON’T FORGET THIS SPECIAL WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE (Committee) PROJECT: Club and Foundation Boards of Directors approved this Ethiopia Project (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 PHF Sustaining Membership. Please consider this Project as you plan your giving program; hopefully closure can be reached within the next few months. Checks are already arriving, members should make checks payable to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation and note in the lower-left hand corner that it is for the Ethiopia Project.

SMALL GROUP DINNER: JANE TURNER announced that the next small group dinner will be 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 23, 1999 at ELAINE CUE’s home in Rossville, IL. ELAINE’s old home filled with antiques on seven acres, with a pond, very near Rossville, IL (Rossville is noted for its antique stores). This will be a cook-out type of occasion and an effort will be made to pool transportation. Cost is $8.00 per person, contact JANE for reservation(s).

1999 LAFAYETTE SYMPHONY GUILD’S THIRD DECORATORS SHOW HOUSE will be presented to the public as a fundraiser for the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra. Rotarian/Rotaryann DAVID and CATHERINE REAP are the owners of this authentic 1889 revival-style home. The Show House located at 212 S. 9th Street, will be open to the public from Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 23, 1999 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ticket information will be available the next two Tuesdays at GRIFF’s table.

MAKE UPS: STEVE BEERING, Muncie; GLENN BOWERS, West Beaumont, TX; FRITZ COHEN, on board the R-1, Renaissance Cruise, and Athinai-North, GREECE; BILL FULLER, Daybreak; RALPH MORRIS, Sarasota Bay, FL; BETTY NELSON, Attica-Williamsport, Daybreak, Flora, and Indianapolis-Northeast; LE ROY SILVA, Carmel, Greencastle, Indianapolis, and Louisville, KY; SUSAN SMITH, Monticello; and FAE SPURLOCK, Franklin, NC. GENE COURTANEY; BOB GRIFFITHS; BILL HATFIELD; OSCAR HOPKINS; JEAN JACKSON; DAVID LUHMAN; HAROLD MICHAEL; BETTY NELSON; TOM SCHMIDT; and TERRY WEST all attended the recent District Conference in Nashville.

VISITOR: Elaine McVay (Greater Lafayette), guest of JO WADE (Elaine is Vice President of Sales, Greater Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau).

HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Anna Bergner and Ken Weatherwax, guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by NELLIE LECHMAN. NELLIE presented certificates of recognition and President BOB presented “Rotary Travel Mugs” (4-Way Test on them) to Anna and Kent and had everyone recite the 4-Way Test as a part of the presentation.

SPECIAL GUEST: Bok-Ki Lee, Ambassadorial Scholars from SOUTH KOREA, introduced by his Host Counselor, AL CHISCON. AL noted that Bok-Ki would be going back to South Korea soon to see his spouse and baby, but would be returning this fall with the family.

TERRY WEST, Chair, May Birthday Table, announced that Rotarians with birthdays in May contributed $855.00 to the Lafayette and International Foundations.

CONGRATULATIONS to President BOB who moved to the Lafayette Foundation’s Golden Plus level of giving, i.e., more than $2,500.00 but less than $5,000.00.

OTHER ROTARIANS whose names appear on the “Best Teachers Plaque” noted last week: BILL FULLER; BILL HAYT; DICK KOHLS; ED PAGE; DENNIS WEIDENAAR, and JAY WILEY.

JIM HANKS and NICK CLARK introduced Brenda Myers who made a most interesting presentation about IN tourism. She noted: (1) Tourism in IN is the number three employer; (2) Despite being last in the Great Lakes region in spending on tourism, IN actually brings back into the State far more money per dollar spent in marketing than IL; and (3) Has worked in IN tourism for almost 15 years and has worked with hundreds of destination marketing organization representatives, attractions, restaurants, and hotels and noted that the Greater Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau is recognized for its excellence throughout the State. As a part of National Tourism Week, Ms. Myers listed reasons why she felt Greater Lafayette and Prophetstown make it on the tourism map, will include those in later “Ripples.”

MONEY COLLECTOR, CAROLYN JONES, substituting for DICK KOHLS; Invocation by GORDON KINGMA; Greeting by LAURIE BROSE and DONYA LESTER; Singing led by CORKY MITCHELL; and Rotary piano by HARLEY FREY.

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