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  Ripples - December 7, 1999

Volume 84, Number 23 – December 7, 1999

Bach Chorale/Bill Gray, Artist Director, will be the program. Bach Chorale Singers This Christmas music presentation and interaction arranged and introduced by JOHN BARRETT.

If you plan to bring spouse, friend, or acquaintance for this special Christmas program, please contact GRIFF with the number of individuals who will be attending by Monday noon, December 13th.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - NEAL ECKARD, 11:15 to 11:45, and JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER, 11:45 to 12:15; Greeter - GORDON KINGMA; Invocation - DEAN STUCKEY; Music - Bach Chorale; and High School guests (Central Catholic) hosted by MIKE BERENDT.

CLUB CONCERNS: Prior to the invocation today, President GENE COURTANEY (President GENE), requested members to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: LINDA EWING, spouse of KEN; YB HALL who is still at Home Hospital undergoing physical therapy following his stroke; BOB HIATT; and PEGGY OWENS, spouse of BRUCE, who will soon be having leg surgery.

STEVE BEERING (“JC” picture) recognized as one of Steve Beering the “Great People of Greater Lafayette” by the “JC.”

CONGRATULATIONS to RALPH and MARJORIE MORRIS on the arrival of their sixth grandchild, Sarah Michelle Morris, born on Monday, December 6, 1999, to Chip and Karen Morris, in Jacksonville, FL. Thanks to RALPH and MARJORIE for their significant contribution to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation in honor of Sarah Michelle Morris.

GLEE CLUB COMMITTEE, BOB VERPLANK, Chair, and BOB GRIFFITHS, Vice Chair, started their sale of Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO) CDs ($18.00) and cassettes ($13.00); these on sale during the next few Tuesdays and are ideal for Christmas gifts.



NOTE!! - FAMILY DAY CLUB MEETING, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28TH, sponsored by the Youth Committee, JEFF DARLING, Chair, has a neat family type program planned. Since the meal involves a special menu, and price, for children, GRIFF will need to know numbers by Monday, noon, December 27th. SPECIAL SIGN-UP SHEETS WILL BE ON THE TABLES NEXT WEEK TO ASSIST WITH ACQUIRING THIS INFORMATION - PLEASE HELP!

POLIOPLUS REMINDER from President GENE: To date, according to DALE MC HENRY, Club Treasurer, and DAVID LANDGREBE, Foundation Treasurer, $2,352.00 has been received in response to my letter enclosed with the dues statement. In the letter I suggested that each Rotarian consider $5.00 for PolioPlus; moreover, suggested that Rotarians considering the individual annual $100.00 contribution requested by The Rotary International ( RI) Foundation to designate their RI contribution to Polio Pus. At the end of this year should you be considering further contributions, please remember my request for contributions for PolioPlus; checks should be made payable to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation with designation PolioPlus. Contributions apply toward a Paul Harris Fellow ($1,000.00) or Sustaining ($100.00) Award. Checks may be forwarded to DALE MC HENRY, DAVID LANDGREBE, or GRIFF. Thank you for your support.

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING - Still need Salvation Army “Bell Ringers”, if you, spouse, children, acquaintances, etc. can help, please contact JERRY MC CARTHY, 474-8057. The sign-up chart will be at Rotary for the last time, Tuesday, December 14th, before “Bell Ringing” on Saturday, December 18th; there are 12 locations (West Lafayette - K-MART; MARSH; OSCO; and WAL-MART, and Lafayette - JC PENNEY; K-MART; KOHLS; LS AYRES; MARSH SUPERSTORE; SAM’S CLUB; TARGET; and WAL-MART) with four time slots (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 12 - 2 p.m.; 2 - 4 p.m.; and 4 - 6 p.m.). BELL RINGER CAMPAIGN ENVELOPES, if needed, if lost, or if misplaced, can be acquired at GRIFF’s table each Tuesday. And, may be mailed or handed to JERRY, DAVE LANDGREBE, or GRIFF.

GOLD CROSS PEN found Tuesday, November 30th in the University Inn Conference Center and Suites (University Inn) parking lot by CHIP RUTLEDGE. Pen has a definite marking, so if you lost a Cross pen and can identify, contact GRIFF. If unclaimed, it goes back to CHIP.

ROTARIAN-OF-THE-YEAR AWARD: Reminder by BOB BROCK, Chair, that the Rotarian-of-the-Year Selection Committee would be receiving nominations until February 1, 2000 and Rotarian selected will be introduced at the Annual Dinner, Tuesday, March 21, 2000. Nomination forms, with criteria to be considered, will be on the tables at the Tuesday, December 14th regular Club meeting.

DECEMBER BIRTHDAY TABLE: MICHAEL HUNT, substituting for CARL REW, Chair, December Birthday Table, announced that Rotarians with birthdays in December contributed $1,579.00 to the Lafayette and International Foundations.

MAKE UPS: BILL BAUMGARDT, Nashville; JIM DWORKIN, Michigan City; BILL FULLER, Daybreak; JERRY LIEDL, Hendersonville, NC (two times), in a letter accompanying the make-up cards, JERRY indicated that he had joined the Hendersonville Rotary Club, more from his letter in future “Ripples”; and JOE SICER, Lake Placid Noon and Lake Placid (three times).

VISITING ROTARIAN: Howard Passage, Indianapolis Downtown.

VISITORS: WAYNE MAYES, spouse of VICKI; Steve Meyer (Greater Lafayete), guest of JERRY COLE (Steve a local attorney); Ron Winterfield (Greater Lafayette), guest of CHRIS FUNK (Ron a Professor Emeritus, Purdue Veterinary Medicine); and Joe Krause (Greater Lafayette), guest of BILL HATFIELD (Joe a retired West Lafayette teacher and Council member).

WEST LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Mindy Thacker and Raaja Neami, guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by CRAIG IRVINE. CRAIG presented certificates of recognition and President GENE indicated that a “Rotary Travel Mug” (4-Way Test on it) and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar brochure would be forwarded to Mindy and Raaja.

SPECIAL GUEST: Chun-Ki Kwon, Ambassadorial Scholar, Electrical and Computer Engineering, from Howon-Gu, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, guest of the Club and hosted/introduced by his Host Counselor, GORDON COPPOC.

JERRY COLE introduced Jeffrey A. Modisett, Attorney General, State of IN, Jeffery Modisett who made a most interesting presentation about his plan, submitted to Governor Frank O’Bannon several months ago, for the distribution of the $4 billion IN to receive from the national tobacco settlement reached between IN, 45 other states, and the tobacco industry. His plan would include four major thrusts: $40 million toward education, prevention, and control; $50 million toward health initiatives; $28 million for a program to assist uninsured children to acquire health insurance; and $25 million for capital improvements, i.e., more health centers, more beds in hospitals, in-depth services, etc. Attorney General Modisett provided much more interesting information, but lack of space prevents coverage. - perhaps in future “Ripples.”

COLLECTORS: NEAL ECKARD and JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER; Greeting by WARREN STEVENSON; Special “Pearl Harbor Day” Invocation by DAN HEMAN; Singing led by JOHN BARRETT; and Rotary piano by REX KEPLER; and Free Meals Drawing - JOE DREWRY and BOB ADAM

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