About Rotary
Club History
Contact Us
Back Issues
  Ripples - August 3, 1999

Volume 84, Number 5 – August 3, 1999

Sister M. Marilyn Oliver, O.S.F., Vice President, Corporate Mission, and Donald B. Edelen, M.D., Vice President, Medical Services & Quality Initiatives, Greater Lafayette Health Services, Inc., will speak on “Obstetrical and Pediatric Services.” Sister Oliver and Dr. Edelen will be introduced by CHARLOTTE HOWELLS, Program Coordinator for the month of August.

CALENDAR on back of “Ripples” lists August programs and other Rotary and community dates and functions.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - LAURIE BROSE, 11:00 to 11:40 a.m., and STEVE HICKMAN, 11:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeters - TOM GREGORY and JIM SMITH; Invocation - DEAN STUCKEY; and Music - NICK CLARK.

CLUB CONCERNS and FAMILY NEWS: Prior to the invocation today, Vice President DAN TEDER (Vice President DAN), substituting for President GENE COURTANEY who is vacationing in AK, noted that BOB ADAMS fell on sidewalk at home last week, did not break any bones, requires no surgery, and will only have to be patient and let the two little cracks in his pelvis heal; LARRY GRAHAM finally had heart surgery, Cleveland, OH, on Wednesday, July 28, 1999, LARRY’s doctor indicated that everything went well, looks good, and is progressing as expected; ANNIE LAURIE PARKHURST, spouse of PARKIE, is at home (Westminster Village; #1114), is getting along better, and eating better; and HUGH STEELE is now in Room 238 of the Acute Unit, Regency Place of Lafayette, recovering from a hip replacement, not back surgery, as previously reported. And, requested members to remember BOB, LARRY, ANNIE LAURIE, and HUGH, as well as LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN; BOB HIATT; BEV STONE; and MARJORIE WALKER, spouse of DICK, in their thoughts and prayers.

CORRESPONDENCE from MARGARET HALL...Thank you so much for the beautiful plant. It couldn’t have come at a better time - I needed some cheer. I have had good news since, so I feel much better now...Thanks again...Sincerely.

CONGRATULATIONS to Virgil St. John VIRGIL ST. JOHN (“Lafayette Leader” picture) who became the latest Rotarian to be recognized with a two-page special article in the “Lafayette Leader” about his background and many contributions to the Greater Lafayette community.

CONGRATULATIONS to JIM CARNEY, JOHN CARPENTER, and DAVE LANDGREBE who have moved up to the Golden Service Plus level of giving (contributions of $2,500.00 but less than $5,000.00) in the Lafayette Rotary Foundation (Foundation); JOHN and DAVE are charter members of the Foundation.


SERVICE ABOVE SELF” PROJECTS: Community Service Projects Committee, LEW RUNNELS, Chair, needs volunteers for two projects - PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING NEEDS AND SIGN UP TO HELP:

1. “Shots for Tots” Childhood Immunization Program, Wednesday, August 11, 1999, Tippecanoe County Fair Grounds: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon (includes setup) - Six spots, have five, need one (JOHN CARPENTER; HANLY HAMMEL; JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER; MIKE KOSMAN; and MILLARD PLUMLEE;); 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. - Four spots, have four, (GENE HILLS; BOB HOGUE; KATHY MEEKS and BETTY SUDDARTH); 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Four spots, have four, (LAURIE BROSE; BARB HANSEN; SUSAN SMITH; and TODD SMITH); and 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (include tear down) - Six spots, have two, need four (TOM SCHMIDT and WARREN STEVENSON).

2. “United Way Week of Caring”, Tippecanoe County Day Care, Lafayette Day Care Center (Center), First Baptist Church (2nd floor), 411 North 7th Street, Lafayette. Need volunteers to read to children, groups of 20 to 25 (read stories from books furnished by the Center which can be picked up ahead of time, reading period is 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.) in two age groups: Group #1 - 3 to 4 years old; and Group #2 - 4 to 5 years old. There are two classrooms, one for each group. Monday, September 20, 1999 - Group #1 - JOHN CARPENTER; Group #2 - Need one volunteer.; Wednesday, September 22, 1999 - Group #1 - BETTY SUDDARTH; Group #2 - Need one volunteer; and Thursday , September 23, 1999 - Group #1 - MIKE BERENDT; Group #2 - Need one volunteer.

RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: BILL HATFIELD, Chair, Group Study Exchange (GSE) Committee (Committee) announced that this summer, up to 3,000 Russian leaders/future leaders will come to the United States for a two-week study period; this 3,000 will be divided into groups of four plus a translator. Our Club and the Indianapolis Club are hoping to sponsor a group (four plus a translator) for a two-week period, i.e., one week here and one week in Indianapolis. The Committee needs: (1) Three host families, each to host one individual from this group, and (2) Assistance with transportation of the group during their stay in the Greater Lafayette area. Help is needed immediately, please contact BILL if you can assist in either of these two thrusts!

MAKE PLANS TO HAVE LUNCH WITH PURDUE COACHES for Tuesday, August 24, 1999 and Thursday, October 14, 1999. On those days, August 24th for Purdue Head Coaches Joe Tiller (football) and Jeff Hulsmeyer (volleyball) and October 14th for Gene Keady (men’s basketball) and Kristy Curry (women’s basketball) will be the speakers. IF YOUR SPOUSE OR SPECIAL FRIEND PLANS TO ALSO ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT GRIFF AS A GUARANTEE NUMBER IS NEEDED. Lafayette Rotary will be the host Club for the Tuesday, August 24th meeting and Kiwanis will be the host Club for the Thursday, October 14th meeting. NO ROTARY ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1999.

JULY 100% CLUB: Next week in “Ripples.”

MAKE UPS: GERARD BENNER, Daybreak; JIM DWORKIN, Budapest-City, HUNGARY; BILL HATFIELD, Daybreak and Lebanon; LE ROY SILVA, Lebanon, Michigan City, Monticello, and Cincinnati, OH; FAE SPURLOCK, Franklin, NC; STEVE STUCKY, Cheboygan, MI; and had another make-up card, but no Rotarian name on it.

VISITING ROTARIANS: Wan-Fa Lien, Taichung, TAIWAN; Paul Allman, Manhattan Beach, CA; Ed Elliott, Naples, FL, and John Heller and Craig Lysinger, Daybreak.

VISITORS: KELLY SMITH, spouse of TODD; Robert Simpson, son of BARRIE (Robert attending Albion College, Albion, MI); Matt Robertson (Greater Lafayette) guest of GERARD BENNER (Matt is an Accountant with Huth Thompson LLP); Pol Coppin (Leuven, BELGIUM) guest of CHRIS JOHANNSEN (Pol is a Professor at the University of Leuven); and Neely Young (Richmond, VA), brother-in-law and guest of JOHN MC KEE (baseball’s Cy Young Award was named after Neely’s father).

SPECIAL GUESTS: Jae Ho Kwak, Inbound Ambassadorial Scholar from KOREA, hosted and introduced by FRITZ COHEN, and Matt Williams, Outbound Ambassadorial Scholar, leaves for HONG KONG in a few weeks, introduced by GRIFF.

AUGUST BIRTHDAY TABLE: JEAN JACKSON, Chair, announced that Rotarians with birthdays in August contributed $1,697.00 to the two Foundations.

CHARLOTTE HOWELLS introduced Jeffrey P. Brown, M. D., President, Arnett Clinic Board of Directors, who made a most interesting presentation about the Arnett Clinic. GRIFF has copies of Dr. Brown’s presentation if anyone is interested in having a copy.

COLLECTORS: LAURIE BROSE and STEVE HICKMAN; Greeting by BARB HANSEN and DOUG TAYLOR; Invocation by VIRGIL ST. JOHN; Singing led by NICK CLARK; and Rotary piano by REX KEPLER.

Copyright © 1999 Lafayette Indiana Rotary Club.
Please contact
Webmaster with any technical comments or questions about this site.