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  Ripples - July 6, 1999

Volume 84, Number 1 – July 6, 1999

Carol Hummel, Coordinator, Family Self Sufficiency Program, will talk about the “Family Self Sufficiency Program.” The Family Self Sufficiency Program (Program) is for parents who are in school, either post high school or studying for a G.E.D. (Graduate Equivalency Diploma), and have some income. This Program is in conjunction with H.U.D. (Department of Housing and Urban Development). Ms. Hummel will be introduced by JIM CARNEY, Program Coordinator for the month of July.

NOTE: Committee assignments for the 1999-2000 Rotary Year are on the back of this issue of “Ripples”. Please check to see your committee(s) assignment and become involved. If for some reason your name is not listed on a committee and you wish to be involved, please contact GRIFF with your committee(s) preference. Also, copy for this information was proofed several times; however, should your name be spelled incorrectly or you are listed on a committee that you do not want to participate, please contact GRIFF and that correction will be made when the next six-month “Ripples” supply is ordered in early December 1999. Rotary needs your assistance and hopefully you need Rotary’s assistance!

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JIM BODENMILLER, 11:00 to 11:40, and JIM HANKS, 11:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - TOM ROBINSON; Invocation - KEN EWING; and Music - KATHY MEEKS.

CLUB CONCERNS and FAMILY NEWS: Prior to the invocation today, President BOB requested members to remember LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN; BOB JEFFARES; BOB HIATT; BEV STONE; and MARJORIE WALKER, spouse of DICK, in their thoughts and prayers.

OSCAR HOPKINS has a new address/telephone: 108 Jordan Lane, West Lafayette 47906-2103 - telephone 497-4893.

Several Rotarians have resigned from Rotary or were dropped by the Board of Directors for failure to pay dues: Glenn Bowers moved to AR; Cappi Fitzwater; Sydney Harry; Rob King; and Curtis Mullen.


PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES, according to CHRIS FUNK, will be available next Tuesday, July 13, 1999.

A FREE ONE-YEAR MEMBERSHIP IN THE AMBASSADAIR TRAVEL CLUB (Membership) was given to the Club for its attendance efforts at BILL HATFIELD’s District Governor’s Conference in Nashville. President BOB and President Elect GENE COURTANEY (President Elect GENE) determined that this Membership would be given to a new member sponsor. Therefore, today, this year’s (July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999) new member names were placed in drawing; the sponsor of the new member drawn would be the winner of the Membership. Two rules applied: (1) Sponsor had to be in attendance; and (2) Sponsor could not win if currently a member of the Ambassadair Travel Club. STEVE STUCKY’s name was drawn first, but his sponsor TERRY WEST was not in attendance; WAEL HARB’s name was drawn next, but his sponsor, JERRY COLE, is currently a member; CURTIS MULLEN’s name was drawn next, and his sponsor, ROB GALBRAITH, was in attendance and did not have a membership, therefore, was the winner of the Membership.

ATTENTION PAST PRESIDENTS: Your photograph, taken around the time you served as the Lafayette Rotary Club President, is needed to be included in the “Video History of the Lafayette Rotary Club” which is being produced by the Membership Education and Information Committee (Committee). All photos will be returned after being scanned. The Committee currently has photos of all Past Presidents through 1937; therefore, if you know of an individual who may possess a photo of a deceased Past President who served after 1937, please contact CHRIS FUNK or BOB GARRISON.

ETHIOPIA LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT (Project) has been approved by Rotary International (RI) as Matching Grant #11234. This means that current contributions to the Project may be applied toward the Project goal of $5,000.00 as well as toward a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) award. Make checks payable to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation with notation in the lower left-hand corner and give or mail to DAVID LANDGREBE .

ROTARY PLAZA PROJECT (Project) which is to be the main entrance to the Museums at Prophetstown (Museums). The cost of site work/landscaping for the Project is $50,000.00. The Lafayette Rotary Foundation (Foundation) has pledged a minimum of $25,000.00 and hopefully Club members and their families will match the Foundation’s gift. Checks should be made payable to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation, with notation in the lower left-hand corner, and mailed to DAVID LANDGREBE. PLEASE REMEMBER - if you made a contribution prior to the Project becoming an official Club/Foundation Project, and you want this amount applied to the Project, you will need to contact SHERI RAHDERT (spouse of DICK) at 423-4617, and request that your contribution be transferred to the Project.

JUNE 100% CLUB will be in the next two issues of “Ripples.”

MAKE UPS: FRITZ COHEN and BILL FULLER, Daybreak; BRUCE HARDING, Clarksville and New Albany; and FAE SPURLOCK, Franklin, NC.

VISITING ROTARIAN: Ed Elliott, Naples, FL.

VISITORS: John Taylor (Tampa, FL), son of HAROLD; and Staci Kniola (Greater Lafayette), guest of TODD SMITH (Staci is Service Consultant, U S. Xchange of Indiana).

SPECIAL GUESTS: TOM MORAN is Short Term Coordinator, Youth Activities Committees, District 6560, and his family is hosting four Rotary teen Exchange Students from July 2 - July 27, 1999; these four were guests of the Club and introduced by TOM: Yoon-Hee Rovillard, Fabrice Monnier, and Hugues Horlait from BELGIUM; and Benedikt Wirth from GERMANY. A significant part of their experience in the United States is to meet other Rotary families; this is most easily accomplished by inviting one or more for lunch or dinner. Also, TOM is looking for a host family for a farm visit, a day trip to the lake for swimming, boating, etc., and a Purdue day tour; other places and events are encouraged.

Please call TOM at 474-3404 (Office) or 538-2185 (Residence) with suggested time(s) or offer(s). Or, if you wish, let GRIFF know of your willingness and TOM will call you.

President BOB closed his year by thanking everyone for their support and noting that the Club: One of only 12 in the District with positive growth; Had 13 PHF awards; Proud to display the District Governor banner; Witnessed the web site birth; and Had a great experience with the GSE Team and Youth Exchange Student from FRANCE. He then handed the gavel over to President GENE.

President GENE presented Immediate Past President BOB with his bound copy of this year’s “Ripples”, new badge, diamond lapel pin, and Club President wall plaque. President GENE then introduced Club officers and Senior Directors for the 1999-2000 Rotary Year. More of President GENE’s remarks in the next issue of “Ripples.”

COLLECTORS: JIM BODENMILLER and JIM HANKS; Invocation by DON BIDDLE; Singing led by KATHY MEEKS; and Rotary piano by REX KEPLER.

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