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Volume 83, Number 48 – June 1, 1999

Thomas McKenna, Executive Director, Indiana Department of Commerce, will speak about “Indiana Economic Development Plans.” Mr. McKenna will be introduced by J. Michael Brooks, President, Greater Lafayette Progress Inc., member of Daybreak. GORDON KINGMA is June Program Coordinator.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JERRY MC CARTHY, 11:15 to 11:45, and MILLARD PLUMLEE, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - TRUDY TROCHTA; Invocation - WALT VALENTINE; and Music - MARY HALEY.

CLUB CONCERNS: Prior to the invocation today, President BOB noted that VAN PEETERS, spouse of RAY, had a bad spill at home and will likely need medical attention. And, requested that members remember VAN; ELIZABETH BARRETT, spouse of JOHN; BILL HAYT; LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN; BEV STONE; and MARJORIE WALKER, spouse of DICK, in their thoughts and prayers.

ROTARY FAMILY NEWS: Kim Corey has resigned from Rotary. JOHN and ELINOR DE CAMP back in West Lafayette after wintering in Phoenix, AZ. ED and PHYLLIS HEMMER leaving at the end of this week to spend the summer at PO Box 156, North Bridgton, ME 04057--0156. DICK and MARJORIE WALKER left last week to spend the summer at 403 Cherry Avenue, PO Box 358, Lakeside, OH 43440-0358 - telephone (419) 798-5192.


FOWLER ROTARY CLUB now meeting at Benton County (Fowler) Country Club on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED for the OPENING DAY of SENIOR GAMES on Monday, June 7, 1999: (1) Opening Ceremony-7:00-8:00 a.m. (Fairgrounds) - Still need five volunteers; (2) Breakfast-8:00-9:30 a.m. (Home Ec.) No Volunteers needed - ADAMS; FOSTER; KOSMAN; and MOTT helping; (3) Euchre-10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon (Home Ec.) - Still need one volunteer - BROSE; GARRISON; HINZE; ISMAIL; and SUDDARTH helping; (4) Lunch-12:00 noon-2:00 p.m. (Fairgrounds) - Still need one volunteer - DOSTER and HAMMAN helping; (5) Bingo-1:30-3:30 p.m. (Fairgrounds) - Still need one volunteer - LECHMAN helping; and (6) Takedown-3:30 p.m. (Fairgrounds) - Still need four volunteers - please contact MARVIN BLADE; FRITZ COHEN; or GRIFF.

PLEASE NOTE: Rotary committees for the 1999-2000 Rotary year will be taken to Lafayette Printing on Monday, June 7, 1999. There will be a proof copy back to GRIFF in approximately working 10 days; therefore, should anyone want to change or add their name to a committee, please contact GRIFF.

MEMBERSHIP PROPOSALS: The Membership Education and Information Committee (Committee) met today with JERRY MC CARTHY, Vice Chair, chairing a Rotary Information Meeting. Two candidates were in attendance and both expressed interest in becoming members of the Club, they are: Gerard P. Benner, Partner, Huth Thompson LLP, sponsor ELDON ORTMAN; and Edward E. Eiler, Superintendent, Lafayette School Corporation, sponsor BOB BROCK. If no written objections are received within seven days (both have completed their Rotary committee selection sheets) they are eligible for introduction on or after Tuesday, June 8, 1999.

LAST CALL FOR PICTORIAL DIRECTORY CHANGES - currently proofing copy prior to publishing. This year’s Pictorial Directory, thanks to CHRIS FUNK, will have some neat features, i.e., spiral bound for better utilization, symbols indicating levels of participation in the Lafayette Foundation and Paul Harris Fellow awards in International Foundation, and more streamlined Rotarian information. THIS IS THE LAST WEEK FOR CHANGES and/or CORRECTIONS!

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. 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 SCHEDULE for next few months: Thursday, June 3, 1999 - NELLIE and BILL LECHMAN; Wednesday, July 7, 1999 - SANDY PEARLMAN; August unscheduled at this time; Wednesday, September 1, 1999 - DALE and JUDY MC HENRY; and Wednesday or Thursday, not decided yet, October 6 or 7, 1999 - BOB and MARTHELLEN HOGUE. Contact JANE TURNER if interested in attending/participating in one, or all, of these enjoyable evenings.

MAY 100% CLUB: Number indicates months of continuous attendance, no number indicates one month. ABBERT; ADAMS (84); ANDERSON, FRED (2); BARRETT (21); BERENDT (2); BLADE; BODENMILLER; BOWERS (9); BRANIGIN; BROCK (59); CARPENTER; CHANEY; CHISCON, AL (113); CHISCON, MARTHA (105); CLARK, NICK (3); COHEN, FRITZ (41); COURTANEY (22); DIESSLIN (47); DWORKIN; EWING (47); FENN (2); FEUER (197); FILMER (40); FOSTER (45); FRAMPTON (6); FREY, HARLEY (141); FULLER (182); FUNK, CHRIS (16); GALBRAITH (2); GARRISON (20); GRIFFITH (244); GRIFFITHS (44); HALL, MARGARET (99); HALL, YB (482); HAMMEL (2); HANKS (12); HANSEN (11); HATFIELD (221); HAWKINS; HEATH, BILL; HEMMER (11); HOBBS (63); HOPKINS (46); HYCHKA (23) - Balance next week.

MAKE UPS: LARRY LANE, Eustis, FL and Perry, GA; BETTY NELSON, Flora; KEITH SMITH, Daybreak; and SUSAN SMITH, Monticello.

VISITING ROTARIANS: Larry Vanderwielen, Daybreak.

VISITORS: Camille Bencteux, Youth Exchange Student from FRANCE, hosted/introduced by her host for this three-month period, Larry Vanderwielen, Daybreak; and Scott Downey (Greater Lafayette), guest of OSCAR HOPKINS (Scott is Vice President (oversees branches), Civitas Bank).

CONGRATULATIONS to STEVE MOTT who became a Paul Harris Fellow in March of this year.

JUNE BIRTHDAY TABLE: CORKY MITCHELL, substituting for HOWARD DIESSLIN, Chair, June Birthday Table, announced that Rotarians with birthdays in June contributed $1,258.00 to the Lafayette and International Foundations. CORKY noted that JOE SICER will be 97 on June 11th, has been a Rotarian since 1927 (joined Rotary at Jeffersonville); and currently has 24 years of 100% attendance.

GORDON KINGMA introduced Thomas Deinet who made a most interesting and well organized presentation about his: Home, Weisbaden, GERMANY; Academic work in Industrial Engineering and Finance and Banking at the University of Karlsruhe in GERMANY; Acquiring an Ambassadorial Scholarship in the summer of 1997; Experiences in U.S. since last August; Academic experiences in Krannert (Master of Science in Industrial Administration), i.e., teamwork in classes, case approach versus theory in projects; and interactve class n discussions; and Reviewed Rotary and Krannert volunteer activities during the year. Thomas closed by indicating that this year’s experience: (1) Had given him a better understanding of other cultures, i.e., became acquainted with commonalties and differences; (2) Provided an outstanding educational experience; and (3) Allows him to share impressions and ideas with his home Club in Weisbaden.

Money Collectors; LAURIE BROSE and MILLARD PLUMLEE; Invocation by JIM KLUSMAN; Singing led by BOB VERPLANK; and Rotary piano by REX KEPLER.

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