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  Ripples - July 13, 1999

Volume 84, Number 2 – July 13, 1999

Rotarian JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER, Executive President, Junior Achievement of Greater Jan Koehler Lafayette Inc. (JA), will speak on “What If?”. She was in Indianapolis on Monday, July 12th, to receive her 25 year service pin (JAN noted that the reason for this was that she started with JA when she was in the second grade) at the JA National Staff Conference. JAN will be introduced by JIM CARNEY, Program Coordinator for the month of July.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JIM BODENMILLER, 11:00 to 11:40, and JIM HANKS, 11:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - HANS NAUMANN; Invocation - BOB VERPLANK; and Music - KATHY MEEKS.

CLUB CONCERNS and FAMILY NEWS: Prior to the invocation today, President GENE COURTANEY (President GENE) noted that LARRY GRAHAM is scheduled to have open heart surgery in Cleveland, OH on Friday, July 16th, and that HUGH STEELE is scheduled to have back surgery on Thursday, July 15th, and requested members to remember LARRY and HUGH as well as LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN; BOB JEFFARES; BOB HIATT; BEV STONE; and MARJORIE WALKER, spouse of DICK, in their thoughts and prayers.

CORRESPONDENCE from DICK WALKER...I have been attending Rotary as often as I can, but MARJORIE’s cardiac rehab is at a conflicting time or I am unable to get anyone to stay with her. She is making good progress.

ITEM IN THE Sunday, July 11th, issue of the “Indianapolis Star” states, “Technology is grand, but ultimately it’s people whose lives profoundly affect the health of their fellow Americans. Here are a sampling of Hoosiers who changed the way we care for our health.” TIP TYLER was one of the ten listed as profoundly affecting our health. Congratulations TIP on this recognition.


PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES (Directory) for the 1999-2000 Rotary Year were distributed today. Special thanks goes to CHRIS FUNK for the many hours spent in compiling and arranging the Directory information, and to DAVE LANDGREBE for the many hours spent during the year maintaining the database from which the information is acquired. Please review and get corrections/changes, if any, to GRIFF so that next year’s Directory can be even better. If you are unhappy with your picture and you have photo that you would prefer for the Directory, please get that to GRIFF; CHRIS has the capability of scanning the picture, storing in his computer, and returning the photo to you.

NOTE: The Board of Directors reminds Club members that the Directory is NOT to be used commercially or for any non-Rotarian solicitation. The roster is for each member’s private use in contacting fellow members, developing acquaintances, or for conducting Rotary business. It is NOT to be used as a business mailing list nor is it to be loaned to other groups.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS COMMITTEE (Committee) meeting, LEW RUNNELS, Chair, scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 20th, Tailgate Lounge, University Inn and Conference Center (University Inn). Committee members are listed on back of “Ripples” and information related to the meeting will be mailed to each of you. Please plan to attend this very important Committee meeting.

AUGUST SMALL GROUP DINNER, Friday, August 6th -- 6:00 p.m. - Dinner (cookout) at FRITZ and LEONA COHEN’s home; 8:00 p.m. - Civic Theatre under the stars performance at Outdoor Amphitheater of “1940’s Radio Hour” (A live broadcast of a musical variety hour full of singing, dancing, and funny commercials.); and after the performance, back to the COHEN’s for dessert. Cookout cost is $8.00 and performance cost is $10.00; make reservations with JANE TURNER at 423-1371 or < ttours@pop.nlci.com >. You may attend cookout/dessert and not performance or attend performance and not cookout/dessert; hopefully your schedule will permit you to attend both.

JUNE 100% CLUB: Number indicates months of continuous attendance, no number indicates one month. ADAMS (85); BARRETT (22); BENNER; BROCK (60); CARPENTER (2); CHISCON, AL (114); CHISCON, MARTHA (106); COHEN, FRITZ (42); COURTANEY (23); DIESSLIN (48); EWING (48); FEUER (198); FILMER (41); FOSTER (46); FRAMPTON (7); FREY, HARLEY (142); FULLER (183); FUNK, CHRIS (17); GARRISON (21); GRIFFITH (245); GRIFFITHS (45); HALL, MARGARET (100); HALL, YB (483); HAMMEL (3); HANKS (13); HANSEN (12); HARDING (4); HATFIELD (222); HAWKINS (2); HOBBS (64); HOPKINS (47); HYCHKA (24); JACKSON (42); JANLE (23); KECK (41); KEPLER (109); KINGMA; KLUSMAN (51); KOEHLER (95); KOHLS; KOSMAN (14) - balance next week.

MAKE UPS: BILL BAUMGARDT, Nashville; BRUCE HARDING, Corsicana, TX; LARRY LANE, Otterbein; DAVID SMITH, South Haven, MI; STEVE STUCKY, Cheboygan, MI; and DICK WALKER, Port Clinton, OH (3 times).

VISITING ROTARIANS: John Heller, Elaine Ellison, and Mike Wadsworth, Daybreak.

VISITORS: HARRIET COPPOC and Ida Kagay, spouse and mother-in-law of GORDON; and Chris King, son of MIKE.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Thomas Deinet, Ambassadorial Scholar from Wiesbaden, GERMANY, introduced by KAE MOORE (Thomas returns to GERMANY on Friday); Matt Williams, 1999-2000 Ambassadorial Scholar, introduced by TERRY WEST (Matt leaves for Hong Kong in a few weeks); and Yoon-Hee Rovillard, Fabrice Monnier, and Hugues Horlait (BELGIUM); and Benedikt Wirth (GERMANY), introduced by TOM MORAN (Short Term Exchange Students).

JULY BIRTHDAY TABLE (last week - July 6th): MILLARD PLUMLEE, Chair, July Birthday Table, reported that Rotarians with birthdays in July contributed $2,387.00 to the International and Lafayette Foundations.

President GENE, last week, indicated that he was a native of Ripley County and a graduate of Versailles High School; has three degrees from Purdue; is a Lt. Col. (Ret.) USAF with 22 years of active duty; is retired from Purdue where he served for 22 years in the office of the Registrar; and has been a Rotarian for 20 years - was introduced into Rotary by PARKIE PARKHURST. President GENE cited a story about how in 1956 a farmer and a state trooper from OH once helped him push his vehicle out of water to safety. He used this as a symbol to stress that during the 1999-2000 Rotary Year there will be many Rotary tasks to perform, and that these tasks can only be accomplished if Club members, as the farmer and trooper did, help with projects to have a successful year.

JIM CARNEY introduced SUSAN SMITH, President/CEO, Family Services, Inc., who in Susan Smith turn introduced Carol Hummel, Director, Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS); FSS administered by Family Services, Inc. Ms. Hummel noted that FSS has approximately 90 participants and is designed to create independence with dignity for all its participants; is dedicated to helping families reach their goals of self-sufficiency by offering housing (in conjunction with the Lafayette Housing Authority and HUD, Department of Housing and Urban Development) support, referrals to community services, developing a personal plan, and encouraging progress. Ms. Hummel then introduced Liz Hubbard, an individual who has participated in FSS. Ms. Hubbard is a single parent with three children who moved back to the Greater Lafayette community from AK (1981 graduate of McCutcheon) and with the aid of FSS has completed undergraduate work, is currently completing graduate work at Purdue, and has accepted a position with Nike and moving to OR.

COLLECTORS: JIM BODENMILLER and JIM HANKS; Invocation by KEN EWING; Singing led by KATHY MEEKS; and Rotary piano by HARLEY FREY.

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