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Ripples - January 30, 2001

Volume 85, Number 29 - January 30, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (February 6, 2001)

Rotarian DON GENTRY, Assistant to the President for Economic Development and Dean of Purdue School of Technology, will speak on "Technology at Purdue - Engaging Indiana." DON joined the staff at Purdue in 1983, and has a B.S. (1962) and M.S. (1967) degrees from Purdue; and Ed.D. (1979) degree from Indiana. DON is Program Coordinator for February 6th, 13th, and 20th programs.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - DON GENTRY, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and JANE TURNER, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - ROB MILLER; Invocation - DICK GRIPE; Music - DAVE LUMAN; and High School Guests (Central Catholic) hosted by TOM FREY.

FEBRUARY PROGRAMS

Tuesday, February 6, 2001: See Above;

Tuesday, February 13, 2001: Kent Fuchs, Head of Purdue School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, "Nanotechnology";

Tuesday, February 20, 2001: Gary Bertoline, Head of Purdue Department of Computer Graphics Technology, School of Technology, "Purdue Digital Enterprise Center"; and

Tuesday, February 27, 2001: "Service Above Self" Vocational Service Award; program responsibility of the Vocational Project Committee, TOM SCHMIDT, Chair.

ROTARY ROSE PARADE FLOAT PHOTOS

Thanks to Gordon Coppoc for supplying these photos of the Rotary float that appeared in the 2001 Rose Parade in Pasadena:

 

CLUB CONCERNS

Prior to the invocation today, President DAN TEDER (President DAN) requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: REX KEPLER; LARRY LANE - LARRY will be leaving in a few days for FL, back in early March; JOHN MC KEE; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.

CLUB LOSING A GREAT MEMBER: STEVE MOTT moving to Simi Valley, CA on Thursday, February 1st, after 10 years, became a member on October 2, 1990, of being a very active Club member; spouse, JANINE, remains here for a while to sell their residence. It was fitting that BOB GRIFFITHS asked STEVE to lead the Club in singing and he chose "Back Home Again in Indiana." It was also very apropos when BOB led the Club in singing "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" to STEVE. STEVE, the Club will miss you!

E-MAIL, Saturday, January 27th, from PAT KEPLER, spouse of REX (Editor thought you might enjoy)…He had one last procedure done on Friday a.m., cardio reversal (?) to jump start his heart back into normal rhythm. It did what it was expected to do, medication first, but it did not work. REX was monitored closely for several hours and was able to be released late Friday p.m. to go home…We have made it through our first night and day (REX would think that was just another song!) And, he has done extremely well today doing all the things he is to do. He tried to say "thank you" for the meek dinner he was able to eat, and as we left the table the Lawrence Welk Show was playing a nice tune on TV - he asked if I wanted to dance. By the way, we did take at least two dance steps to 'Second Hand Rose', he probably feels like one today – love his heart; then cried when they played 'How Great Thou Art', we all needed a fresh Kleenex. He is back - and soon we'll be all better. His instruction sheet for home says he can have 'limited visitors' in a couple more days, would appreciate a call before visiting…. They warned us that he can get tired easily. Thanks to all who sent cards and called/stopped at hospital to support me (us). Times will be better and our faith and friends have seen us through one more "challenge."…Love

DIRECTORY CORRECTION

JEFF WEAVER, Account Executive, University Inn Conference Center and Suites, 3001 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette 47906 - telephone 497-9515; JEFF's home address and telephone number remains the same.

Suzie Coles and Joe Drewry dropped from membership.

LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH is "colored dot on the name badge" to encourage members to sit at tables, color coded to their name badges, in order to meet and have fellowship with different members. It is quite time consuming to place them on the badges, and even more so to remove them; therefore, thanks so much to MARTHA CHISCON and others who removed them after Rotary today.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

BARBARA COURY (BARB) with classification EDUCATION—University-Nursing-Development, was introduced by GRIFF, substituting for her sponsor, CHRIS SMITH. BARB and her spouse, LOU, are the parents of a one-year old son and reside at 220 Windy Hill Drive, Lafayette 47905-2870 - telephone 477-1192. LOU is Head of Analytics at Eli Lily & Co., and BARB is Director, Development, School of Nursing, with office in the Johnson Hall of Nursing, West Lafayette 47907 - telephone 494-4003.

CARA CARREON (CARA) with classification SOCIAL SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS & INSTITUTIONS—Retirement Community Marketing, was introduced by her sponsor, FAYE COLE. CARA and her spouse, FRANK, are the parents of two sons and reside at 2015 Thompson Street, Lafayette 47904-2944 - telephone 446-2579. FRANK is Clinical Coordinator for Greater Lafayette Health System and CARA is Director of Marketing, Rosewalk Village, 1903 Union Street, Lafayette 47905 - telephone 447-9431.

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, please 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 since JANE will be out of the city leading a tour to SOUTH AFRICA. There is still a small window of time to contact Al or MARTHA CHISCON or GRIFF, hopefully by Tuesday, February 6th, if you would like to join the group of Rotarians at Buon Appetito. Plan to arrive between 5:45 and 6:00 p.m.

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY TABLE - First Tuesday of February, Tuesday, February 6, 2001.

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS and DATES - JIM EMERSON, Chair, February Birthday Table.

TOM BROOKS

16

REX KEPLER

12

AL CHISCON

18

DONYA LESTER

25

JOHN DE CAMP

11

DICK OLIVER

21

DOC ERNST

3

JOHN OSMUN

22

BOB FIELDS

12

ED PAGE

3

HARLEY FREY

22

BARB REIF

3

RON FRUITT

25

DAN TAYLOR

9

JOYCE HALL

14

JO WADE

12

GENE HILLS

6

MARA WASBURN

2

DECEMBER 100% CLUB: Number indicates months of continuous attendance; no number indicates one month. ADAMS (103); ALEXANDER; ANDERSON, FRED (2); ANDREWS, LINDA (3); BARRETT (40); BAUMGARDT; BENNER; BIDDLE; BODENMILLER; BRANIGIN; BROCK (78); BUESCHER; CARPENTER (6); CHISCON, AL (132); CHISCON, MARTHA (125); CLARK; COHEN, FRITZ (60); COLE, JERRY (4); COURTANEY (41); DARLING; DIESSLIN (66); DOSTER; EMERSON; EWING (66); FENN; FEUER (216); FILMER (59); FOSTER (64); FREY, HARLEY (160); FULLER (201); FUNK, CHRIS (35); GALBRAITH (3); GRIFFITH (263); GRIFFITHS (63); GUSTAFSON (2); HALL, MARGARET (118); HAMMEL (21); HANKS (31); HANSEN (30); HATCHER; HATFIELD (240); HEMMER; HERANDEZ (2); HILLS (2); HOBBS (82); HOLTZ (16); HOPKINS (65); HORNER (2); HUGHES; HUNT; HUSTON; HYCHKA (42); IRVIN (2); ISMAIL; JACKSON (60); JANLE (41); KECK (59); KEPLER (127); KINGMA; KLUSMAN (69); GRIFFIN KOEHLER (113); KOHLS; KOSMAN (32); LANDGREBE (126); LANE (469); LOVELL (13); LUHMAN (79); LUZADER; MAYES (2); MC CARTHY (31); MC HENRY (64); MC KEE (258); MEEKS, KATHY; MEEKS, ROY; MILLER, ROB (2); MILLER, BILL R. (343); MITCHELL (133); MOTT (62); NAUMANN; NELSON (74); O'BRIEN (2); OWENS; PAGE; PAPE (244); PARK (15); PARKHURST (12); PEARSON (4); PEETERS; PIECHOTA; POST (2); PRITSCHER (14); RAHDERT (102); REIF; RUNNELS (142); SANDERSON (5); SATTERLY; SCHMIDT (266); SILVA (246); SMITH, JIM; SMITH, KEITH (45); SMITH, SUSAN (102); SPURLOCK; ST. JOHN (135); STEVENSON; SUDDARTH (41); SWAIN; TAYLOR, HAROLD (432); TEDER, DAN (105); TEDER, LAWRENCE; TIPTON; TROTT; TURLEY (162); TURNER, JANE (123); VERPLANK (428); WADE (84); WALKER (188); WEST (90); WHISTLER; WILEY (244); WOJTALEWICZ; and YOUNG. CONGRATULATIONS to PARKIE PARKHURST who had one year; to FRITZ COHEN and JEAN JACKSON who had five years; to JO WADE who had seven years; to AL CHISCON who had 11 years; to BOB FEUER who had 18 years; to BILL HATFIELD who had 20 years; and to HAROLD TAYLOR who had 36 years of 100% attendance at the end of December. Contact GRIFF for lapel pins.

MAKEUPS: DAVE ALEXANDER, Daybreak; JOHN CARPENTER and TOM SMITH, Naples, FL; and SUSAN SMITH, Pelican Bay Rotary Club, Naples, FL (two times).

BOARD MEETING NOTES

FROM CLUB – Monday, January 8, 2000 and FOUNDATION – Wednesday, January 10, 2001:

Club Board: (1) Minutes of the December 11th Board meeting were approved as distributed; (2) DAVID LANDGREBE, Foundation Treasurer, reviewed the second quarter of the Treasurer's report; (3) DALE MC HENRY, Club Treasurer, reviewed the Cash Receipts and Disbursements Summary Report for December and Summary Comparison for Year-to-Date Income and Expenses through the end of the second quarter; and noted that five members have not paid dues for the 11/1/00-4/30/01 dues period; (4) Pending approval by the Membership Selection & Classification and membership Education Information Committees, approved membership proposals of Cara Carreon, Director of Marketing, Rosewalk Village; Barbara Coury, Director, Development, School of Nursing; and Candiss Vibbert, Executive Assistant to the President of Purdue; (5) JIM KLUSMAN, Chair, Task Force, noted: (a)That after development of the Board approved Club mission statement, the Task Force had first focused on "fellowship"; (b) Board approved the Task Force's first recommendation regarding weekly meeting "bell-to-bell" time; (c) Task Force now focused on Executive Director/Secretary duties, i.e., What is essential; What is good for the Club, but not necessarily the Executive Director/Secretary's responsibilities; Potential activities to delete; and Gathering information from other clubs on how they handle this administrative function; and (d) Task Force made these recommendations to the Board, which the Board approved: o Appoint a Personnel Committee as a committee of the Board (by Board action, President DAN is to name members of a Personnel Committee in concert with the Executive Committee for approval by the Board); o Develop a formal job description for the Executive Director/Secretary; o Ensure that the Executive Director/Secretary receives an annual performance review; and o Establish a mechanism to review periodically Club operating functions that fall outside the Executive Director/Secretary's duties; (6) ROB GALBRAITH, Senior Director, International Avenue of Service, noted that the Brazilian Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team, two females and three males, composed of a Rotarian Team Leader and a string quartet, will be in District 6560 from April 4 - May 4, 2001, and will be guests of Daybreak and our Club, arriving from Brownsburg, Tuesday, April 17th, our Club meeting day, through Thursday, April 19th, Daybreak's Club meeting day (overnight hosts will be needed); (7) Board approved a proposal to Past District Governor BILL HATFIELD to be forwarded to a Rotary International (RI) committee of which he is a member, which is seeking input regarding Rotary programs, policies, procedures, and priorities; and (8) No reports from the Club, Community, and Vocational Avenues of Service. Next Club Board meeting is Monday, February 12, 2001, 5:15 p.m., Cinergy PSI Community Room.

PROGRAM (January 30, 2001)

BOB BROCK introduced John Fernandez, Mayor, Bloomington, IN, who made a presentation regarding the new economy and technology issues involved with the new economy. Mayor Fernandez noted: (1) The economic similarities of Bloomington and Greater Lafayette, i.e., low unemployment, some industries experiencing lay-offs, industry mergers, higher level of industries, fortunate to have a major university in the community, etc.; (2) Technology advancements that Bloomington was initiating to stimulate their economy and (3) The value of Bloomington, Lafayette, Muncie, and Terre Haute having a public university as a part of its core. Mayor Fernandez closed by stressing: (1) The need for more State funding to higher education and public universities, and (2) Development a modern system of taxation, tax restructuring, in the State in order to have the necessary resources to maintain or even raise the economy level.

VISITORS: Susan Slayton, daughter and guest of FAYE COLE; Lori Lambert, Assistant to John Fernandez, today's speaker, guest of the Club and introduced by BOB BROCK; John Huie (Special Assistant to the President for State Government Affairs, Prof. of Agricultural Economics, and former Lafayette Rotarian) and Joe Micon (Executive Director, Lafayette Urban Ministry), guests of CHRIS JOHANNSEN; Dave Powell (Vice President for Marketing, State Farm Insurance Co.), guest of BILL LOVELL; Marguerite Trachtman and Jim Trachtman (The Schneider Corporation), guests of SONYA MARGERUM; Dan Hunt (Sales Representative, Edward Don & Company, North Riverside, IL), guest of ERIC MURPHY; and Duke Long (Century 21 Right Angle Realtors), Pauline Shen (Director, Development, Alumni Relations), and Bob Wild (Assistant to the Head, Chemistry), also members of Vision 2020 and guests of LIZ SOLBERG.

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

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - BETTY DOVERSBERGER and JOHN TROTT; Greeting by BARBARA HANSEN; Invocation by JIM HOBBS; Singing led by STEVE MOTT; Rotary piano by HARLEY FREY; and Free Meals Drawing – TOM PEARSON and MAURI "SLICK WILLY WILLYAMSON" WILLIAMSON.

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