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Volume 83, Number 49 – June 8, 1999

Rob Norris, Corporate Communications, Cinergy PSI, Plainfield, IN, will speak about “Y2K in the Electric Industry.” Mr. Norris will be introduced by MARVIN BLADE, Lafayette District Energy Services Manager, Cinergy PSI. 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 - CHRISTA KECK; and Music - MARY HALEY.

CLUB CONCERNS: Prior to the invocation today, President BOB noted that he had received a note from HELEN HIATT, spouse of long time Rotarian, BOB HIATT, indicating that BOB is ill with cancer and has been in the hospital three times in the last two months. And, he requested members to remember BOB; LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN; VAN PEETERS, spouse of RAY; BEV STONE; and MARJORIE WALKER, spouse of DICK, in their thoughts and prayers.


LAFAYETTE ROTARY FOUNDATION QUARTERLY INVESTMENT REPORT for the first three months of 1999 available from GRIFF.

TOM ROBINSON, Vice President for Student Services, who accompanied the Glee Club/Voices of America on their recent tour to AUSTRALIA, FIJI ISLANDS, and NEW ZEALAND, presented to the Club a beautiful picture and history sheet from the Queenstown, NEW ZEALAND Rotary Club where the Glee Club/Voices of America presented a money raising concert. These items will be at GRIFF’s table for the next few meetings should you wish to see/read them.

DAYBREAK ROTARY CLUB ANNUAL DINNER will be held at the Lafayette Country Club, Thursday, June 17, 1999 - 6:30 p.m. cash bar, and 7:00 p.m. dinner. Tickets are $25.00 per person, deadline for purchasing ticket(s) is Friday, June 11, 1999, and may be purchased from Jan Andre Bootsma at 449-9765 or David McGaughey, President at 423-2489 - office or 474-0061 - residence. Joel Robinson, former Lafayette Rotarian, will be installed as President of Daybreak for the 1999-2000 Rotary year.

LAST CALL FOR PICTORIAL DIRECTORY CHANGES: 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, District Governor designation, past president designation, and more streamlined Rotarian information.

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. It was noted at today’s meeting by BETTY NELSON that contributions to the Project may also be applied toward Paul Harris Fellow and Paul Harris Sustaining awards.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND the “Lafayette Rotary Plaza” (Plaza) which is to be the main entrance to the Museums at Prophetstown. The cost of site work and landscaping for the Plaza is $50,000.00. The Lafayette Rotary Foundation (Foundation) has pledged a minimum of $25,000.00, or half of the necessary funding, and the Club Board of Directors has authorized the solicitation of Club members and their families to hopefully match the Foundation’s gift of $25,000.00. Gifts will be recognized as follows: (1) $1,000.00 or more - Choice of name inscribed on a bronze tablet located in the Plaza and four “Footsteps In History” (Footsteps) placed along the “Rotary” section of Prophetstown’s trails; (2) $250.00 to $999.000 - Choice of name inscribed on the previously sited bronze tablet and one Footstep along the trails; or (3) $100.00 to $249.00 - Name mentioned in brochure to be provided by Prophetstown at the time of the Plaza dedication. Pledges: (1) May be made over a one to three year period; (2) May be charged on Master Card or VISA; and (3) Are eligible for the maximum tax benefits allowed by the IRS. Checks should be made payable to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation, with notation in the lower left-hand corner, and mailed to David Landgrebe, Foundation Treasurer, 1633 Western Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47906.

SMALL GROUP DINNER SCHEDULE for next few months: 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.

PRESIDENT BOB introduced Jason Tecza, Event Coordinator, Up With People, who told about their exciting new musical, Roads. With over 100 international performers, Roads has something for everyone, from Celtic ballads, to ‘90s hip hop, to international traditional songs and dancers. Roads will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, 1999, Elliot Hall of Music - one show only. Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $7.50 for students and senior citizens. The show is presented by Indiana 4-H as a money raising endeavor.

MAY 100% CLUB: (Continued from last week) Number indicates months of continuous attendance, no number indicates one month. IRVIN; JACKSON (41); JANLE (22); JONES; KECK (40); KEPLER (108); KLUSMAN (50); GRIFFIN KOEHLER (94); KOSMAN (13); LANDGREBE (107); LANE (450); LUHMAN (60); MAYES (5); MC CARTHY (12); MC HENRY (45); MC KEE (238); MICHAEL (114); MILLER, BILL R. (324); MITCHELL (114); MORRIS; MOTT (43); NELSON (55); PAGE (2); PAPE (225); PARKHURST (3); RAHDERT (83); RUNNELS (123); SCHMIDT (247); SICER (288); SILVA (227); SMITH, DANA; SMITH, KEITH (26); SMITH, SUSAN (83); SPURLOCK; ST. JOHN (116); STEELE (280); SUDDARTH (22); TAYLOR, HAROLD (413); TEDER, DAN (86); TROCHTA; TURLEY (143); TURNER, JANE (104); VERPLANK (409); WADE (65); WALKER (169); WEST (71); and WILEY (225). Congratulations to JIM HANKS and JERRY MC CARTHY who had one year; to DAVID LUHMAN who had five years; to BOB ADAMS who had seven years; to REX KEPLER who had nine years; to JOE SICER who had 24 years; and to BILL R. MILLER who had 27 years of 100% attendance at the end of May. Contact GRIFF for 100% lapel pins.

MAKE UPS: BILL BAUMGARDT, Nashville; DAVID BOUGH and HUGH STEELE, Daybreak; LARRY LANE, Otterbein; DAVID LUHMAN, Indianapolis and Zionsville; FAE SPURLOCK, Franklin, NC.

VISITING ROTARIANS: Mike Brooks and Jim Snider, Daybreak and John Holcomb, San Antonio, TX.

VISITORS: Gerard Benner and Ed Eiler (Greater Lafayette), introduced by GRIFF (Gerard is Partner, Huth Thompson LLP, and Ed is Superintendent, Lafayette School Corporation - both are waiting to be introduced as members); Jason Tecza and Alisa Wells, Up With People, introduced by President BOB; and Dick Gelzleichter (Greater Lafayette), guest of OSCAR HOPKINS (Dick is Program Coordinator, Purdue).

SPECIAL GUEST: Thomas Deinet, Ambassadorial Scholar from Wiesbaden, GERMANY.

GORDON KINGMA introduced Mike Brooks, President, Greater Lafayette Progress Inc., who in turn introduced Thomas McKenna, Executive Director, and Helen Humes, Deputy Director, Indiana Department of Commerce. Mr. McKenna made a presentation regarding the status of IN following the recent legislative session.

Collectors: JERRY MC CARTHY and MILLARD PLUMLEE; Invocation by WALT VALENTINE; Singing led by MARY HALEY; and Rotary piano by REX KEPLER.

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