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Volume 84, Number 18 – November 2, 1999

Bob Hawkins, Superintendent,Bob Hawkins Indiana Veterans’ Home, will speak on, “Veterans’ Program.” Superintendent Hawkins will be introduced by JIM TURLEY, Program Coordinator for the month of November.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - HOWARD DIESSLIN, 11:00 to 11:40 a.m., and ANNETTE VALENTINE, 11:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - GENE HILLS; Invocation - BOB VERPLANK; Music - BOB GRIFFITHS; and High School guests (Harrison) hosted by BOB HANNEMANN.

CLUB CONCERNS and FAMILY NEWS: Prior to the invocation today, President GENE COURTANEY (President GENE) requested members to keep LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN, in their thoughts and prayers.

- ERIC MEISTER’s telephone is incorrect in Directory, should be 447-1700.


POLIOPLUS REMINDER from President GENE: To date, according to DALE MC HENRY, Club Treasurer, and DAVID LANDGREBE, Foundation Treasurer, $1,781.00 has been received from Rotarians in response to my letter seeking PolioPlus support. I asked that each Rotarian consider five dollars for PolioPlus; moreover, suggested that Rotarians considering the individual annual $100.00 goal for The Rotary International (RI) Foundation (Foundation) to designate their RI contributions for PolioPlus. Checks should be payable to the Lafayette Rotary Club with designation PolioPlus. Contributions will apply toward a Paul Harris Fellow ($1,000.00) or Sustaining ($100.00) Award. Checks can be given to GRIFF at his table or forwarded to DALE MC HENRY, Treasurer.

NOVEMBER BIRTHDAY TABLE: TOM GREGORY noted that Rotarians with birthdays in November contributed $1,822.00 to the Lafayette and International Foundations.

REMEMBER THE LONG CENTER RESTORATION AND RENOVATION PROJECT(Project): It is hoped that Club members and their families will match the Foundation’s gift of $25,000.00 pledge over five years; contributions will count toward Lafayette Foundation recognition levels of giving. Checks should be made payable to the Lafayette Foundation with designation to the Long Center and mailed to DAVID LANDGREBE.

ROTARY PLAZA - MUSEUMS AT PROPHETSTOWN (Project): JIM HANKS announced that more than 100 Rotarians made pledges/contributions which matched more than FOUR TIMES our Foundation’s $25,000.00 pledge. So far our total Club support to this Project has now zoomed to $142,558.00. In recognition of the Club’s continuing effort in behalf of the Long Center restoration and renovation, and the Club’s traditional Salvation Army campaign during December, and aware of other current philanthropic opportunities for Rotarians, we declare the Project campaign at an end as of November 30th. Thus, November is the homestretch, the last chance, the final opportunity, the proverbial “last hurrah”! With consideration being given by Daybreak for direct involvement and with JOHN OSMUN providing initiative for consideration of “a major work of art”, it is possible that an opportunity may surface in 2000 as a kind of new Millennium Phase II. There probably will be a more comprehensive report in December, but for now a heartfelt THANKS, FRIENDS...JIM HANKS.

FLOWER POWER is the title of an interesting article, November 1999 issue of “The Rotarian”, Page #12, as pointed out by MIKE BERENDT, about Natalia Dudareva (came to U.S. five years ago from RUSSIA), Assistant Professor, Purdue’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape, about the research work that she is doing.

OCTOBER 100% CLUB: Number indicates months of continuous attendance, no number indicates one month: ABBERT; ADAMS (89); BARRETT (26); BAUMGARDT; BIDDLE; BROCK (64); CARPENTER; CHISCON, AL (118); CHISCON, MARTHA (111); CLARK, KIRK; CLARK, NICK; COHEN, FRITZ (46); COURTANEY (27); DAVIS, KATHY; DIESSLIN (52); DOWNEY; EWING (52); FENN (2); FEUER (202); FILMER (45); FOSTER (50); FRAMPTON (2); FREY, HARLEY (146); FULLER (187); FUNK, CHRIS (21); GALBRAITH; GARRISON (25); GRIFFITH (249); GRIFFITHS (49); HALL, MARGARET (104); HALL, YB (487); HAMMAN; HAMMEL (7); HANKS (17); HANSEN (16); HARB (2); HARDEBECK; HARDING; HATFIELD (226); HEMMER; HILLS; HOBBS (68); HOGUE; HOLTZ; HOPKINS (51); HUSTON; HYCHKA - balance next week.


VISITORS: Tyler Gregory, five year old son of TOM (Tyler and TOM’s birthday on same day - November 27th); Marion Johnson (Greater Lafayette), guest of STEVE STUCKY (Marion is Controller, McConnaughay Technologies).

CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Sarah Suppinger and Ryan Gilman, guest of the Club and hosted/introduced by HARLEY FREY. HARLEY presented certificates of recognition and President GENE presented a “Rotary Travel Mug” (4-Way Test on it) to Sarah and Ryan. As a part of the mug presentation, President GENE led the Club in reciting the 4-Way Test.

SPECIAL GUEST: Chun-Ki Kwon, Ambassadorial Scholar from Howon-Gu, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, hosted/introduced by Host Counselor, GORDON COPPOC.

JIM TURLEY, Chair, International Foundation Committee, David Luhmanintroduced DAVID LUHMAN who made a most interesting and informative presentation about RI and the Foundation entitled “Rotary Foundation by Twos.” DAVID noted that: (1) RI has no programs, except PolioPlus; (2) Foundation has two thrusts - PROGRAMS and FUNDRAISING; (3) Two types of PROGRAMS - Education with two avenues - Scholarships (Ambassadorial Scholars - established in 1947 and since then 30,000 from 100 countries, in 1998-99 over 1,300 students received grants totaling $24 million @ $23,000.00 each - is the largest privately funded scholarship in the world), and (Group Study Exchange - established in 1965 with over 500 worldwide District paired exchanges each year whereby four non-Rotarians and Rotarian leader visit governmental and cultural institutions, schools, religious and historic sites where members study and observe the practice of his/her profession); and Humanitarian with two avenues - (Matching Grants - over 7,000 since 1965, in 1997-98 there were 1,412 new grants for projects in 104 countries @ total of $14.6 million, our Club has been involved in two recent grants, i.e., Micro Banking in the Philippines, and the Ethiopian Project) and (PolioPlus - certified eradication of polio worldwide by 2005; (4) Two types of FUNDRAISING - Annual Giving (Foundation is supported solely by contributions, i.e., Paul Harris Fellow (PHF), $1,000.00 and eligible to receive a new PHF pin with one sapphire for each additional $1,000.00 gift, or Sustaining, $100.00 - over $57 million contributed in this manner in 1997-98) with two avenues - SHARE (System by which Districts share decision making for distribution of Foundation program awards), and World Fund (Used by Foundation to pay for worldwide programs); and Permanent Fund (Established in 1982 to provide permanent source of income to support Foundation programs) with two avenues - Cash (Gifts of cash, securities, life insurance, real estate, and other tangible property), and Planned Gifts (Charitable gifts through wills or living trusts).


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