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  Ripples - September 7, 1999

Volume 84, Number 10 – September 7, 1999

Smokey” Anderson, Major, Tippecanoe County Police Department, will be the speaker. Mr. Anderson will be introduced by WALT VALENTINE, Program Coordinator for the month of September.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JIM CARNEY, 11:00 to 11:40 a.m., and GENE HILLS, 11:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - GORDON YOUNG; Invocation - JIM HOBBS; Music - BOB VERPLANK; and High School Guests (Harrison) - hosted by JIM EMERSON.

CLUB CONCERNS and FAMILY NEWS: Prior to the invocation today, President GENE noted that BOB ADAMS was back at Rotary today after a lengthy absence due to a fall - BOB, it’s good to have you back; BILL HAYT was back in the hospital; and via a note from JIM HANKS, JOHN OSMUN had hoped to come to Rotary, but overdid it yesterday so didn’t feel up to it today - plans to attend next Tuesday. And, requested members to remember BILL; JOHN; LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN; BOB HIATT; BEV STONE; and MARJORIE WALKER, spouse of DICK, in their thoughts and prayers.

A VERY SPECIAL THANKS to Rotarians/spouses OSCAR/BEVERLY HOPKINS; RAY/JUDY KAVANAUGH; SUSAN SMITH; and TERRY/SHIRLEY WEST for sharing their home and absorbing expenses involved with the Russian Leadership Program Team that was in the Greater Lafayette area from approximately 4:30 p.m., Sunday, August 22, 1999 through after breakfast on Friday, August 27, 1999. CONGRATULATIONS to JACKIE FUNK, spouse of CHRIS, who became the 172nd person to become a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) in the Club. JIM TURLEY, Co-Chair, International Foundation Committee, presented JACKIE with her certificate, medallion, and lapel pin. In addition, JIM presented CHRIS with a one sapphire lapel pin which denotes the purchase of two PHFs. Thanks to CHRIS and JACKIE for their support of Rotary International. CHRIS’ brother, Rotarian Tom Funk, from Guelph, Ontario, CANADA (Tom is Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Guelph), also participated in the presentation.

YB HALL had a slight accident today at Rotary, but a telephone call to Westminster Village indicated that YB is okay.


SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY TABLE: JOHN MC KEE, Chair, announced that Rotarians with birthdays in September contributed $1,827.00 to the Lafayette and Rotary Foundations.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION WALK - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 19, 1999, Riehle Plaza. FRED KUIPERS requesting sign up of sponsors and walkers. Sign up sheets will be on each of the tables next week.

READER STILL NEEDED for the “United Way Week of Caring”, Thursday, September 23, 1999. Contact LEW RUNNELS, BETTY SUDDARTH, or GRIFF if you can assist.

SMALL GROUP DINNER: JANE TURNER, Chair of this event, announced plans for the October dinner. It will be Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at Sarah’s Oaks, 4545 W 660 S, Lafayette (map available if needed). The menu is fried chicken dinner with all the fixins’ served family style. Cost of is $15.00 per person, includes tax and gratuity, and must be paid at time of reservation. If interested, contact JANE at 463-1371, or e-mail <ttours@pop.nici.com>.

GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE (GSE) PROGRAM: BILL HATFIELD, Chair, Group Study Exchange Committee, announced that the District is searching for four, young business or professional people to form a GSE Team which will visit District #2090 in east-central ITALY. The exchange will take place from June 1, to June 30, 2000. An application and additional information are available from BILL and GRIFF - application deadline to District is Thursday, September 30, 1999. A GSE Team Leader is also being sought, this individual must be a Rotarian. An application and additional information are also available from BILL and GRIFF - application deadline to District is Saturday, September 25, 1999.

AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARS information distributed by TERRY WEST and GORDON YOUNG, Co-Chairs, Ambassadorial Scholars (Scholars) Committee, which provided Scholar’s name and Rotarian Host Counselor. They are: Yuko Fukuchi from Nagoya, JAPAN, studying Foreign Languages (MA), STEVE MOTT is Host Counselor; Jae-Joon Kim from Seoul, REPUBLIC OF KOREA (ROK), studying Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.), GORDON YOUNG is Host Counselor; Jae-Ho Kwak from Kyung Ju, ROK, studying Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.), WARREN STEVENSON is Host Counselor; Chun-Ki Kwon from Howon-Gu ROK, studying Electrical and Computer Engineering, GORDON COPPOC is Host Counselor; Sung-Ho Park from Suwon, Kyung-ki-do, ROK, studying Chemistry (Ph. D.), TOM SCHMIDT is Host Counselor; and Bok-Ki Lee, second year Scholar, from ROK, studying English Literature (Ph.D.), AL CHISCON is Host Counselor. A sheet with more information available from TERRY, GORDON, or GRIFF.

AUGUST 100% CLUB: Future issues of “Ripples.”


VISITING ROTARIANS: Jim Backoff, Daybreak; Jerry Erskine, District Governor, and Allen Milburn, District Governor Representative, Lebanon; Tom Funk, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA; and Rian Kruger, Brazil, IN.

VISITORS: JACKIE FUNK, spouse of CHRIS; and John Noth (Palm City, FL), guest of VIRGIL ST. JOHN.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Julie Eckman and Mike Laszynski, guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by KIRK CLARK. KIRK presented certificates of recognition and President GENE presented a “Rotary Travel Mug” (4-Way Test on it) to Julie and Mike.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Ambassadorial Scholars Yuko Fukuchi, Chun-Ki Kwon, and Bok-Ki Lee; information about each in above AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARS section in ANNOUNCEMENT portion of “Ripples.”

President GENE introduced Jerry Erskine (DG Erskine), District Governor, Rotary International District #6560, who recognized the three Past District Governors from the Club - BILL HATFIELD, JOHN MC KEE, and HAROLD TAYLOR; three of his District Governor Representatives in attendance - Allen Milburn, BETTY NELSON, and DAVID LUHMAN; and Visiting Rotarian, Tom Funk. DG Erskine reviewed the three parts of International President Carlo Ravizza’s theme: Credibility (Is it the truth); Consistency (Be consistent in following the rules of Rotary, i.e., attendance, make ups, etc., as that is what makes Rotary strong); and Continuity (Planned sequence of leadership). He then covered the four major points of his “Just Say Yes” plan for the year: (1) Membership (Get new members and give them something to do and challenged each one present to invite a friend, colleague, or neighbor to join Rotary and experience the joy of fellowship); (2) PolioPlus (Rotary on the down hill to eradicate polio in the world; asking each Rotarian to contribute $5.00 to assist with this); (3) Gift of Life (This is bringing a child from another country to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis for life saving surgery; if each Rotarian would contributed $10.00, could bring three children for this life saving surgery); and (4) Quarters Campaign (Encourage Rotarians to contribute a quarter each day, plus two quarters each meeting day, during the year which would result in $100.00 for RI.

COLLECTORS: JIM CARNEY and GENE HILLS; Greeting by PAUL ZIEMER; Invocation by STEVE MOTT; Singing led by MAURI WILLIAMSON; Rotary piano by REX KEPLER; and Free Meals Drawing - BRIAN BREED and SALLY WATLINGTON.

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