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  Ripples - May 11, 1999

Volume 83, Number 45 – May 11, 1999

Dorothy Ilgen, Director, Indiana Arts Commission, and Cricket Appel, Director, Tippecanoe Arts Federation, will discuss “The Indiana Arts Council’s Regional Partnership.” Ms. Ilgen and Ms. Appel 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 CHARLOTTE HOWELLS, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeters - TERRY WEST and STEVE STUCKY; Invocation - DAVE SATTLER; Music - CORKY MITCHELL; and High School Guests (McCutcheon) - hosted by LIZ SOLBERG.

CLUB CONCERNS: Prior to the invocation today, President BOB GRIFFITHS (President Bob) noted that ELIZABETH BARRETT, spouse of JOHN, while they were in ENGLAND, was hit by a roller bladder, knocked to the payment, and suffered a fractured hip; they spent six additional days there and ELIZABETH is now home. President BOB requested that members remember ELIZABETH, BILL HAYT, LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN, BEV STONE; and MARJORIE WALKER, spouse of DICK, in their thoughts and prayers.


GLEE CLUB OUTING has been canceled by the Club due to some Committee problems. The Club, with BRIAN BREED’s approval, will be providing senior mugs and the “Service Above Self” award to be presented at the Glee Club’s “End of Season Concert”, 8:30 p.m., Saturday, May 15, 1999, Loeb Playhouse - general admission $10.00, students $8.00. It would be great if a delegation of Rotarians could be in attendance.

CONGRATULATIONS to MARVIN BLADE who was named Club “Rotarian of the Year - 1998-1999”. This award, a plaque with appropriate inscription, was initiated this year by the Club with selection made by a committee composed of the President, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and Senior Directors of the four Avenues of Service. Criteria for selection was based on Club and community involvement.

CONGRATULATIONS to STEVE STUCKY who became the Club’s 170th Paul Harris Fellow today. The award was presented by HAROLD MICHAEL, Chair, International Foundation Committee. TERRY WEST, STEVE’s sponsor, presented him with his certificate, lapel pin, and medallion. HAROLD closed his remarks by requesting members to consider making contributions to Rotary International.

PICTORIAL DIRECTORY CHANGES NEEDED NOW! In just a matter of weeks, we will go to press with the 1999-2000 Pictorial Directory.


WAEL HARB (WAEL) with classification HEALTHCARE-MEDICINE--Oncology, was introduced by GRIFF, substituting for WAEL’s sponsor, JERRY COLE. WAEL and his spouse, HALA, have not established a residence in the Greater Lafayette area at this time. HALA is at Indiana University studying to become a dentist. WAEL is with Northside Cardiology of Lafayette with office at 2708 Ferry Street, Lafayette, 47904-3021 - telephone 448-1602. Upon receiving WAEL’s Rotary committee selections, they will be forwarded to the appropriate committee chair(s).

PRESIDENT BOB noted that he had received a letter from District Governor BILL HATFIELD indicating that the District’s goal for contributions to the Rotary Foundation is only 54.5% complete - $65,400.00 toward goal of $120,000.00. Governor BILL noted that if each Rotarian in the District would contribute an additional $20.00 toward his/her Paul Harris Fellow (an initial contribution of $100.00 and completion of the $1,000.00 in ten years) or Paul Harris Sustaining ($100.00 contribution) award, this goal could be met.

DON’T FORGET THIS SPECIAL WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITTEE (Committee) PROJECT: The Project, in cooperation with three Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA Rotary Clubs (RC), is the construction of 100 light shelters to house 500-600 individuals and feed them. This will be a program by DAVID BOUGH, Chair, World Community Service Committee, Tuesday, June 22, 1999. DAVID LANDGREBE, Lafayette Foundation Treasurer, reported last night at the Club Board of Directors meeting that $1,475.00 had thus far been contributed to this Project. 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. Checks should be made 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 all of 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).

RECEIVED an INVITATION from the SCHUYLER AVENUE WESLEYAN CHURCH FAMILY to the Rotary Club inviting members to attend the 25th wedding celebration for TOM and DENISE SCHMIDT, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 22, 1999, Schuyler Avenue Wesleyan Church Fellowship Center, 2040 Schuyler Avenue, Lafayette. Invitation indicated that gifts are to be omitted and to please send a card if you are not able to attend.

YB and JANE HALL have a new address/telephone: Westminster Village; Apt. #1308; 2741 North Salisbury Street; Lafayette 47906-1499 - telephone 463-0512


VISITING ROTARIANS: Bill Lapcheska, Daybreak; and David Ingram and Dan Smith, Logansport.

VISITORS: Margo and Michael Funk, daughter and son of CHRIS; Dennis Dunn and Dale Gibson (Greater Lafayette), guests of the Club and introduced by NICK CLARK (Dennis is Publisher, “Lafayette Leader” and President, Board of Directors, The Museums of Prophetstown and Dale, retired from Sears, is a member of the Ag Farm Committee); Janice Sojka (Greater Lafayette), guest of ELSA JANLE (Janice is Associate Professor, Large Animal Medicine and Visiting Scientist at Bioanalytical Systems Inc.); and Cliff Hall (Greater Lafayette), guest of JIM TURLEY (Cliff is Owner, Cliff Hall Inc. - Motorcoach).

JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Carla Johnson and Andrew Lantz, guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by TERRY WEST. TERRY presented certificates of recognition. Rotary Travel Mugs (4-Way Test on them) will be mailed to Carla and Andrew.

NICK CLARK introduced Jerry Pagac, who made a most interesting presentation about the Prophetstown State Park (Park) master plan showing the entire Park with slides enlarging certain areas for further explanation. He noted that: (1) Park will consist of approximately 3,000 acres with 1,400 acres now purchased (Museums of Prophetstown will consists of approximately 300 acres); (2) General Assembly provided funding to do initial development with a portion of the Park opening for the 2001 season; and (3) Park, like all other IN parks, will be “user pay philosophy” (this philosophy was started in 1916) - $2.00 per car or $18.00 for an annual pass.

MONEY COLLECTOR, CAROLYN JONES, substituting for DICK KOHLS and MIKE SANDERS; Invocation by JIM HOBBS; Greeting by JUDITH HAMMAN and JANE TURNER; and Rotary piano by REX KEPLER.

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