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  Ripples - October 5, 1999

Volume 84, Number 14 – October 5, 1999

The Tuesday, October 12th regular Club meeting has been moved to Thursday, October 14th in order to be a part of the All Service Clubs/Community Organizations meeting at the University Inn and Conference Center (University Inn). Noon Kiwanis is the host for this meeting and will have Coaches Gene Keady (men’s basketball) and Kristy Curry (women’s basketball) as speakers. If you did not attend the Tuesday, October 5th regular Rotary meeting and/or will be having guests, please contact GRIFF by no later than Monday a.m., October 11th: Office - 494-7218 or Residence - 474-5596.

CLUB CONCERNS and FAMILY NEWS: Prior to the invocation today, President GENE noted that BOB ADAMS had cataract surgery Monday p.m., October 4th; JOHN BARRETT had hip replacement last Tuesday, September 28th, is home walking with aid of a walker or crutches (see e-mail from JOHN); JIM BODENMILLER, had circulatory procedure done last Tuesday, September 28th, according to spouse, SANDY, came home Thursday and doing fine, plans to go to JAPAN with a Greater Lafayette group later this month; and BILL HAYT still at Regency Place of Lafayette. And, requested members to remember BOB; JOHN; JIM; BILL; LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN; and BOB HIATT in their thoughts and prayers.

JOHN BARRETT e-mailed...Hi, I now will set off airport metal detector screening at airports. Mostly self sufficient with a lot of help from wife-mate, ELIZABETH, as long as the pain pills last and Purdue beats MI by at least one point. Dr. Hellman says I can ski for coffee at the top of a groomed slope to the bathroom at the Silvertree in January; I have reservations...See you all sometime...Anyone who wants to send money or brain waves will be greatly appreciated...Cheers!

GREG NAPIER recently passed certification exam and now a certified Landscape Architect - GREG with The Schneider Corporation.

JIM DWORKIN brought back a Rotary banner from Toyoyama-Jyohoku, Aichi, JAPAN.


DUES STATEMENTS: DALE MC HENRY, Treasurer, has completed dues statements and these were taken to the Post Office on Friday, October 1st. These dues statements are for the six-month period - November 1, 1999 through April 30, 2000 - PLEASE PAY PROMPTLY (dues are delinquent if not paid by October 31st). Normally your membership card (membership cards are being issued only once each year), valid through October 31, 2000, would have been enclosed with your dues statement; however, Rotary International’s (RI) inventory of membership cards was completely depleted when cards were ordered in early September; these will be handed out at Club meetings or mailed to you as soon as a supply is available from RI.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER: GILBERT T. SATTERLY (GIL) with Gil Satterly classification Past Service, EDUCATION--University-Engineering-Public Transportation, was introduced by his sponsor BILL HATFIELD. GIL, while noted as a new member, was a Rotarian from June 18, 1974, until his schedule necessitated resigning on February 26, 1992. GIL and his spouse, MARY, are the parents of four children and reside at 135 Blackhawk Lane, West Lafayette 47906-2019 - telephone 463-5374. GIL, formerly a Professor of Civil Engineering, is now retired and running in the primary, Democratic Party, for a seat on the West Lafayete City Council, 4th District. GIL’s Rotary committees are: House (FRED ANDERSON, Chair); Salvation Army (ANN PIECHOTA, Chair); and Student Guests (BARB DOSTER, Chair).

PLEASE REMEMBER THE LONG CENTER RESTORATION AND RENOVATION PROJECT(Project): This is a Club and Foundation Boards approved Project; the Foundation has pledged $25,000.00 over the next five years. It is hoped that Club members and their families will match the Foundation’s gift. Member gifts to the Project will count toward Lafayette Foundation recognition levels of giving, i.e., Golden Service; Golden Plus; Diamond; and Double Diamond. Contributions, checks should be made payable to the Lafayette Foundation with designation to the Long Center and mailed to DAVID LANDGREBE; pledge cards should be forwarded to the address on the pledge card or to DAVID LANDGREBE.

OCTOBER BIRTHDAY TABLE: BILL FULLER, substituting for SANDY PEARLMAN, Chair, October Birthday Table (SANDY was ill today), announced that Rotarians with birthdays in October had contributed $1,361.00 to the Lafayette and International Foundations.

ROTARY PLAZA PROJECT (Museums of Prophetstown): JIM HANKS notes that DAVE SATTLER’s original cartoon was distributed at today’s meeting. Cartoon says it well: “ROTARY THANKS YOU...ROTARY still NEEDS YOU!” Your support has been very gratifying. We’ll try to give you a complete update in a few weeks. Pledges/gifts payable to the Club Foundation marked Museums of Prophetstown will be accepted and credited through December 1999. There may be an exciting development to report before long, thanks largely to the initiative of JOHN OSMUN. More later.

SEPTEMBER 100% CLUB in future issues of “Ripples.”

MAKE UPS: JERRY LIEDL, Hendersonville, NC; DAVID LUHMAN, Indianapolis; BILL R. MILLER, Rutland, VT; LE ROY SILVA, Louisville, KY, Bar Harbor, Calais, Eastport, and Freeport, ME, Long Beach Island, Manahawkin, and Toms River, NJ, and Elkhart; SUSAN SMITH, Daybreak (two times); and FAE SPURLOCK, Franklin, NC.

VISITING ROTARIANS: Jeff Cardwell, Kokomo; James E. Rogers, Jr., Indianapolis (speaker today); and Claudette Russell, Daybreak.

VISITORS: Pat Brummer (Indianapolis), guest of the Club (Pat is Communications Specialist, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with today’s speaker; Dick Fuller (Golden, CO), son and guest of BILL FULLER; John Taylor (Tampa, FL), son and guest of HAROLD TAYLOR; Jim Barkey (Greater Lafayette), guest of JERRY COLE (Jim is General Manager, Rea Magnet Wire Co.); John Forrest (Greater Lafayette), guest of JIM FOSTER (John is Professor of Animal Sciences and Food Science, Purdue); Joe Krause (Greater Lafayette), guest of BILL HATFIELD (Joe is a retired West Lafayette High School teacher and City Council member); Charlene Sullivan (Greater Lafayette), guest of GENE HILLS (Charlene is an Associate Professor of Management, Purdue); Scott Downey (Greater Lafayette), guest of OSCAR HOPKINS (Scott is Retail Administrator, Civitas Bank); and Steve Huston (Greater Lafayette), brother and guest of JON HUSTON (Steve is with Huston Electric Inc.).

MC CUTCHEON HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Mandi Bossingham and Jordan Bruce, guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by JIM FENN. JIM presented certificates of recognition and President GENE presented a “Rotary Travel Mug” (4-Way Test on it) to Mandi and Jordan.

LAWRENCE TEDER introduced James E. Rogers, Jr., District Director, James Rogers IRS, who made an interesting presentation about the modernization of IRS, i.e., Adapting the 800 law changes passed by Congress in 1998; Electronic filing which is quicker with less errors; IRS web page with 5,000 products, this year has received one billion hits; Greatly improved the “walk in” operation during tax season; Upgraded the collection process with utilization of installment agreements and use of credit cards; and closed by noting that IRS would be open the Saturday and Sunday prior to the April filing deadline in 2000.

COLLECTORS: KATHY DAVIS, and JIM HOBBS; Greeting by ED EILER; Invocation by DOUG TAYLOR; No Singing today; Rotary piano by REX KEPLER; and Free Meals Drawing - DICK KOHLS and LARRY LANE.

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