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  Ripples - September 14, 1999

Volume 84, Number 11 – September 14, 1999

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: In order to cooperate with the University Inn, their personnel needs to “turn around” the dining room very quickly; therefore, next week’s meeting, Tuesday, September 21st, will start 15 minutes earlier than normal, i.e., lunch buffet will be available at 11:15 a.m. and President GENE COURTANEY (President GENE) will convene the meeting at approximately 12:00 noon.

Paul McGowski, Special Agent in Charge, US Secret Service, IP, will be the speaker. Mr. McGowski 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 JIM FOSTER, substituting for GENE HILLS, 11:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - CHRISTA KECK; Invocation - STEVE THOMPSON; Music - BOB VERPLANK; and High School Guests (Jefferson) - hosted by KEN EWING.

CLUB CONCERNS and FAMILY NEWS: Prior to the invocation today, President GENE noted that BILL HAYT was now at Regency Place of Lafayette; and DICK WALKER was back from spending the summer at Lakeside, OH - DICK indicated that MARJORIE, his spouse, could be removed from the Club concern listing. And, requested members to remember BILL; LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN; BOB HIATT; JOHN OSMUN; and BEV STONE; in their thoughts and prayers.


ROTARIANS CONSIDERING PROPOSAL OF NEW MEMBERS should note that JERRY MC CARTHY, Immediate Past Chair, Membership Education and Information Committee, will be conducting an “Information Meeting”, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 28th, University Inn. Potential candidate(s) must attend a meeting such as this to learn more about Rotary in order to decide whether they would like to become a member; four potential members are already scheduled for this session. If interested, contact GRIFF for a “Membership Application” card.

WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE , BILL FULLER, District Chair: For assistance to victims of the Turkish earthquake of August 17th, three Districts, 2420, 2430, and 2440, have banded together. They will coordinate help efforts for those needing it most. See the letter on Bulletin Board for details. Contributions may be sent to the address in the letter or sent via The Rotary International Foundation, P. O. Box 75133, Chicago, IL 60675-5133. Mark your contribution for Turkish Relief.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION WALK - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 19th, Riehle Plaza. FRED KUIPERS, Chair, noted that there is still need for sponsors and walkers; FRED’s telephone number is listed in the new spiral bound Rotary Directory.

TWO COMMITTEE MEETINGS (Committee members listed on back of “Ripples”) - Tuesday, September 21st: (1) Membership Team Meeting involving members of the Membership Education & Information; Membership Retention; and Membership Selection & Classification Committees, 11:00 a.m., Purdue Room (originally scheduled for the Tailgate Lounge), University Inn.; and (2) International Foundation, 11:15 a.m., lobby area outside meeting room, University Inn.

READERS for “United Way Week of Caring”: Monday, September 20th - JOHN CARPENTER and CAROL GRIFFITH, spouse of GRIFF; Wednesday, September 22nd - BETTY SUDDARTH and SANDY PEARLMAN; and Thursday, September 23rd - MIKE BERENDT and MIKE KOSMAN.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE, BETTY NELSON, Chair, will be conducting a meeting, 5:30 p.m., Monday, September 25th, Conference Room, Hoffman, Luhman & Busch’s Office, to formulate a slate of Officers, Club Directors, and a Director for the Lafayette Foundation. The election will be held at the regular Club meeting, Tuesday, December 7th. Any Rotarian who would like to be considered or would like to suggest a Rotarian to be considered for a three-year term as a Club Director or the five-year term as Foundation Director, should contact BETTY or GRIFF.

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

GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE (GSE) PROGRAM: BILL HATFIELD, Chair, indicated that the District is still seeking 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.

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

MAKE UPS: LARRY LANE, Maitland, FL (two times); BRUCE OWENS, aboard Princess Cruises to AK; DICK SMITH, Santa Fe, NM; FAE SPURLOCK, Franklin, NC (three times); and DICK WALKER, Port Clinton, OH (two times).

VISITING ROTARIAN: Ed Elliott, Naples, FL.

VISITORS: Sherm Kessler (New Ross), guest of GRIFF; Mollie Davidson (West Sussex, ENGLAND), guest of MARGERY ISMAIL; Joel Weber (Greater Lafayette), guest of JERRY MC CARTHY (Joel is Captain and Commanding Officer, Navy ROTC); and Bob McDaniel (Greater Lafayette), guest of GORDY YOUNG (Bob a retired Professor of History, Purdue).

HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Jessica Anderson and David Latin, guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by JIM EMERSON. JIM presented certificates of recognition and President GENE presented a “Rotary Travel Mug” (4-Way Test on it) to Jessica and David.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Ambassadorial Scholar Bok-Ki Lee, hosted/introduced by Host Counselor, AL CHISCON.

WALT VALENTINE introduced Major William “Smokey” Anderson, a 22-year member of the Tippecanoe County Police Department (Department), who made a presentation about the Department’s Diving Team (Team); he is a certified member. He noted that the Team is composed of ten members; it is the only Team in Tippecanoe County; they spend about 1% of their time on diving missions, the balance in normal law enforcement endeavors; each member carries his gear in their County vehicle so they can respond more quickly to two different types of water problems, i.e., rescue mode (respond with least amount of time and equipment) or recovery mode (usually recovery of evidence and less crucial from a time point of view); and stressed again in closing, that most of the time that the Team is on call, they are not diving.

COLLECTORS: JIM FOSTER, substituting for JIM CARNEY, and GENE HILLS; Greeting by GORDY YOUNG; Invocation by JIM HOBBS; Singing led by BOB VERPLANK; Rotary piano by REX KEPLER; and Free Meals Drawing - EV WRIGHT and LYNNE ZACHMANOGLOU.

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