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Ripples - January 23, 2001

Volume 85, Number 28 - January 23, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (January 30, 2001)

John Fernandez, Mayor, Bloomington, IN, will speak on "Fiber Optics, New Economy and Technology Issues." Mayor Fernandez will be introduced by BOB BROCK, Program Coordinator for January.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - BETTY DOVERSBERGER, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and JOHN TROTT, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter -JERRY MC CARTHY; Invocation - JIM HOBBS; Music - GRIFFITHS; and No High School or Vocational Guests, there was a schedule mix-up today and Club had guests from Harrison High School, Indiana Business College, and Ivy Tech State College.

CLUB CONCERNS

Prior to the invocation today, President DAN TEDER (President DAN) requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: RHONDA FEUER, spouse of BOB; BOB HIATT; REX KEPLER - PAT, REX's spouse, requested that REX not have visitors, but would appreciate cards; LARRY LANE; JOHN MC KEE; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL, who had a second surgery at Home Hospital last Friday, January 19th ; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.

TIP TYLER received an honorary Doctorate Degree from Martin Luther University located in Wittenberg, GERMANY, in recognition of his work in botanical medicines. JIM HOBBS' son sent him an article via internet telling about this special recognition for TIP.

CARD (Especially to Say Thank You for Your Kindness) from RHONDA FEUER, spouse of BOB…Just had to let you know how much your kindness meant – that the memory of your thoughtfulness has brightened up so many days…Thank you for the wonderful plant!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ROTARY/PMO (Purdue Musical Organizations) SERVICE ABOVE SELF COMMITTEE's "Community Service Benefit" in support of Lafayette Habitat for Humanity is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2001 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Canary yellow sign-up sheets to assist with this Rotary function will be on tables for the next few weeks, please plan to assist with this only major Club fund raising event for this Rotary year. The Lafayette Rotary Foundation (Foundation) Board, at their meeting Wednesday, January 10th, approved this project; therefore, funds contributed will count toward levels of giving in the Foundation.

PURDUE RESEARCH PARK JOB FAIR (Fair), featuring high-tech companies, will be held Friday, February 9th, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., at the Purdue Research Park Technology Center, 3000 Kent Avenue. The Vocational Projects Committee (Committee) is helping to promote this Fair and will be needing some volunteers to help with various functions related to the Fair. If your schedule allows you to help, lease contact STAN MITHOEFER, Director, Real Estate, Purdue Research Foundation, TOM SCHMIDT, Chair, Committee, or GRIFF.

"SERVICE ABOVE SELF" VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD NOMINATION form submission deadline is Wednesday, February 7, 2001. Nomination forms are available from TOM SCHMIDT, Chair, Committee, Committee members, see back of "Ripples", or from GRIFF. Please make an effort to consider nominating someone, Rotarian or non-Rotarian.

SMALL GROUP DINNER (Dinner) for February, announced by JANE TURNER, will be "Restaurant Night" and scheduled for Wednesday, February 7, 2001, at Buon Appetito, 625 Columbia Street. AL and MARTHA CHISCON have graciously agreed to host this Dinner, JANE out of the city leading a tour to SOUTH AFRICA. Please let AL and/or MARTHA know if you plan to attend, MARTHA will have a notebook at GRIFF's table next Tuesday for sign-ups; however, if it is more convenient, call AL/MARTHA or GRIFF. Even though Buon Appetito is not requiring reservations, please contact AL/MARTHA or GRIFF ahead of time so that we will be able to sit together as a group. Plan to arrive between 5:45 and 6:00 p.m.

MAKEUPS: JOHN BARRETT, Snowmass Village, CO; JOHN CARPENTER and TOM SMITH, Naples Bay, Naples, FL; and JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER, Fort Myers, FL.

PROGRAM (January 23, 2001)

BOB BROCK introduced TOM PEARSON, Professor, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), with expertise in business analysis and corporate planning who made a most interesting presentation about HTM's joint Project with the Hospitality and Tourism Department, University of Rzeszow, Rzeszow, POLAND. The Project involves assistance with the development of faculty, a management curriculum, a research system, a support system for infrastructure, and working with hotels. TOM noted that Prof. Joseph Ismail, who was in attendance today, see "Visitor's" section, is also working on this Project. TOM noted that: While POLAND is an old country, 1,000 years old, it is in reality only 10 years old based on today's standards; GERMANY's occupation during WW II resulted in the elimination of the educated people; and RUSSIA's occupation following WW II destroyed the educational system leaving very few economists and those with a business understanding. The balance of his presentation covered personal observations about POLAND: (1) Working toward joining the European Economic Community (Community) in 2006; (2) Working hard to rebuild symbols, i.e., Catholic churches; (3) Church poses a problem as it is in direct odds with the government; (4) Ten years already gone of the 15 year window to join the Community; (5) Community and international business already moving in; (6) Not ready to meet with other Community countries; (7) BELGIUM curtain is a very real problem (400,000 people are smuggled through POLAND to other countries, mainly ITALY); (8) Political forces are equally divided causing a consensus problem; (9) Government as a limited source of income; and (10) Price of oil. TOM closed by stating that HTM finds it a wonderful place to be and working with wonderful people.

VISITORS: BILL LECHMAN, spouse of NELLIE; Joseph Ismail (Professor, Hotel and Tourism Management, Purdue) son and guest of MARGERY; Marion Baumgardner (Professor Emeritus, Agronomy Department), guest of JOANN CHANEY; Cara Carreon (Director of Marketing, Rosewalk Village), guest of FAYE COLE; Julie Ricciardi (Assistant Director, Purdue Musical Organizations) and Adam Neal (Junior, School of Technology, and member of Purdue Musical Organizations) guests of the Club and introduced by BOB GRIFFITHS; Greg Reger (Executive Director, Indiana Business College), guest of the Club and hosted by TRACEY HUGHES; Joe Micon (Executive Director, Lafayette Urban Ministry), guest of CHRIS JOHANNSEN; Dan Hunt (Sales Representative, Edward Don & Company, North Riverside, IL), guest of ERIC MURPHY; Jacqueline Walcott-McQuigg (Director of Research, School of Nursing), guest of LINDA SIMUNEK; and Barb Coury (Director of Development, School of Nursing) guest of Club and introduced by CHRIS SMITH.

HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Jennifer Iles and Jacquelin Stewart were guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by STEVE STUCKY. President DAN presented certificates of recognition, information brochures about Ambassadorial Scholarships for future reference, and Rotary travel mugs (Four-Way Test on them) to Jennifer and Jacquelin.

INDIANA BUSINESS COLLEGE GUEST: Wendy Smith, guest of the Club and hosted by JOHN SANDERSON, and introduced by TOM SCHMIDT. Wendy is the mother of two children and in her 5th quarter in Professional Accounting at Indiana Business College.

IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE GUEST: Suzanna Antibus, guest of the Club and hosted by STACEY HUGHES, and introduced by TOM SCHMIDT. Suzanna is the mother of three children and working toward a degree in Nursing/Psychology at Ivy Tech State College.

SPECIAL GUEST: Seungseok Oh, Ambassadorial Scholar from the REPUBLIC OF KOREA, guest of the Club and hosted/introduced by his Host Counselor, GORDY YOUNG.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - BETTY DOVERSBERGER and JOHN TROTT; Greeting by JERRY MC CARTHY; Invocation by JOHN SANDERSON; Singing led by BOB VERPLANK; Rotary piano by HARLEY FREY; and Free Meals Drawing - CAROLYN JONES and JANE TURNER.

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