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  Ripples - August 10, 1999

Volume 84, Number 6 – August 10, 1999

Robert E. Morr, Jr., Vice President, Indiana Hospital & Health Association, will speak about “Indiana’s Eye on Patients.” Mr. Morr will be introduced by CHARLOTTE HOWELLS, Program Coordinator for the month of August.

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 - JIM DWORKIN and ERNIE POLAND; Invocation - Mark Russell; and Music - NICK CLARK.

CLUB CONCERNS and FAMILY NEWS: Prior to the invocation today, President GENE COURTANEY (President GENE) noted that BOB ADAMS still at home recovering from his fall; LARRY GRAHAM is doing well, came home five days after his triple bypass surgery, and walking daily; and ANNIE LAURIE PARKHURST, spouse of PARKIE, is at home (Westminster Village; #1114), visited doctor recently and does not need to go back for 30 days; VAN PEETERS, spouse of RAY, had shoulder surgery a few days ago in Indianapolis, will take up to a year for complete recovery; and HUGH STEELE now back in St. Elizabeth Medical Center and not doing well at all. And, requested members to remember BOB, LARRY, ANNIE LAURIE, VAN, 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.

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY to the family of HAROLD MICHAEL who died Tuesday, August 3, 1999, in his hotel room while attending The Institute of Transportation Engineers in Las Vegas, NV. HAROLD had been a member of the Club for 37 years, joined on April 24, 1962; was Club President in 1973-74; and District Governor in 1979-80. He was extremely active in Rotary at the local, district, national, and international levels, particularly in the International Avenue of Service. HAROLD was a strong proponent of The Rotary International Foundation and held three Paul Harris Fellow awards denoted by a two sapphire lapel pin. And, was an original member of the Lafayette Rotary Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors which was incorporated on July 10, 1973 and was a supporter at the Golden Service Level. He will be missed as he was the epitome of Rotary’s motto - “Service Above Self.” BILL LOVELL offered an outstanding eulogy in honor of HAROLD; GRIFF has copies should anyone be interested.

THANKS to Ron King, former Lafayette Rotarian, for bringing Honorary Member, EV WRIGHT, to Rotary; it certainly was good to see him after a very long absence due to hearing and health problems.

CORRESPONDENCE from JERRY LIEDL...Enclosed is a makeup card covering two meetings, I attend here in Hendersonville. Looks like a good club. I plan to associate with them so you may get some correspondence in the next couple of weeks or so. Hope all is going well with the Club. I really appreciated the article sent relative to my replacement. For the record we are having a great time with more to do than time available.


1999-2000 DISTRICT GOVERNOR JERRY ERSKINE has challenged us to charitable contributions for the Annual Giving Fund (Paul Harris Fellow) or Ethiopian Project of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Jerry asks each of us to contribute a quarter per day (two on meeting day) in order for our annual giving to be at least $100.00 per member.

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.

SMALL GROUP DINNER, Wednesday, September 1, 1999, to be a “HoBo Dinner” at the home of DALE and JUDY MC HENRY. Contact JANE TURNER at 423-1371 or < ttours@pop.nici.com > for reservation(s).

SPECIAL NOTE: For the past several years, Rotary has rented an office (approximately 275 sq. ft.) from the Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF), Wells Center, where Rotary archival records are stored and GRIFF uses each Tuesday evening to process “Ripples” - copy, fold, attach labels, and sort for the post office. By letter dated July 27, 1999 the Club was notified that it must vacate this space, hopefully by October 1st, but for sure by the end of December 1999; TAF is adding an elevator on the exterior of the Wells Center. DALE MC HENRY and OSCAR HOPKINS have volunteered to look for suitable office space, if you are aware of any suitable office space, please contact DALE or OSCAR.

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

MAKE UPS: FRITZ COHEN and STEVE MOTT, Daybreak; JERRY LIEDL, Hendersonville, NC (2 times) and BETTY NELSON, Attica-Williamsport (2 times), Daybreak (2 times), and Flora.

VISITING ROTARIANS: Bob Kenny, Pleasanton, CA; Ron King, former Lafayette Rotarian, Sarasota, FL; and E. T. and Vam York, Gainesvile, FL; E. T. a 1981-82 Past District Governor of that District, 6970.

VISITORS: STEVE HYCHKA, spouse of SUSAN; Clay and Madison Koehler, son and daughter of JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER; Karen Lohmeyer (Greater Lafayette), guest of NICK CLARK (Karen is a CPA with Painter, Gulbransen & Co. PC); and Todd Davis (Greater Lafayette), guest of BARRIE SIMPSON (Todd is Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Warren Industries, Inc.).

SPECIAL GUESTS: Ambassadorial Scholars Jae Ho Kwak, Mechanical Engineering, and Jae-Joon Kim, Electrical and Computer Engineering, from KOREA. Jae Ho introduced by his Club Counselor, WARREN STEVENSON, and Jae-Joon introduced by his Club Counselor, GORDY YOUNG. Jae-Joon’s spouse, Jeeyon Lee, was also a guest of the Club.

CHARLOTTE HOWELLS introduced Sister M. Marilyn Oliver, O.S.F., and Donald B. Edelen, M.D. , who made a most interesting presentation regarding the merger of Home Hospital and St. Elizabeth Medical Center into Greater Lafayette Health Services, Inc. Their presentation consisted of explanations of the new mission statement; the rationale for the merger; and criteria for consolidation of services. The considerations involved with the consolidation of obstetrical services (just one of several units involved in the merger), i.e., staffing issues; facility space and remodeling; in service training of hospital staff; emergency room handling of obstetrical patients; resolution of insurance issues; mid-wife participation; transfer/disposition of equipment; notification of community services (outlying communities, physicians, social clinics, ambulances, etc.); incorporation of hospital traditions (playing of Brahms Lullaby when a baby is born); name of new obstetrical unit; consolidation of prenatal classes; time frame of consolidation of services (the whole process started in January 1999 and was operational April 7, 1999), etc. were utilized in their presentation as an example of the many many details that were involved with the merger. Their presentation was followed by a Q & A session.

COLLECTORS: WALT VALENTINE, substituting for LAURIE BROSE, and STEVE HICKMAN; Greeting by TOM GREGORY and JIM SMITH; Invocation by DEAN STUCKEY; Singing led by NICK CLARK; and Rotary piano by REX KEPLER.

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