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Ripples - February 6, 2001

Volume 85, Number 30 - February 6, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (February 13, 2001)

Rashid Bashir, Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computing Engineering, Purdue, will speak on "Nanotechnology - It's A Small World After All." Prof. Bashir will be introduced by Dr. Kent Fuchs, Head and Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - DALE MC HENRY, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and JANE TURNER, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - ROB MILLER; Invocation - SANDY ALLENDE; Music - DAVE LUHMAN; and High School Guests (Harrison) hosted by DAVID ROQUEMORE.


Prior to the invocation today, President DAN TEDER (President DAN) requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: JANET ADAMS, spouse of BOB: BOB HIATT; REX KEPLER; JOHN MC KEE; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.

CONGRATULATIONS to JOHN OSMUN and Dortha Parker who were married last weekend.

BOB ADAMS called this a.m., February 6th, to indicate that spouse, JANET, had a heart attack Saturday evening, February 3rd. They were attending a social event, JANET experienced some problems, they went to the Emergency Room at Home Hospital, and the attack occurred there. JANET was later moved to St. Elizabeth Medical Center. BOB indicated that an angioplasty was performed on Monday, February 5th, a stent was inserted in an artery, and he plans to bring JANET home this afternoon, February 6th.

CARL REW indicated today that spouse, CAROL's, recent surgery indicated further problems; she will need to undergo several weeks of chemotherapy treatments. And, that CAROL appreciated very much the plant from Rotary.

PAT KEPLER, spouse of REX, reported via e-mail…Attached is a picture of the beautiful plant REX received from Rotary. It was much appreciated and brightened his days…THANK YOU…He is doing very well and continues to make progress each and every day. He likes my printing the "Ripples" each week so he can see what is happening.

JOHN MC KEE was recently presented a plaque/gavel recognizing his term, 1985–2000, as President of the Men's Club, Westminster Village. JOHN is still using a walker and electric cart for transportation. His broken ankle, broke it on October 18th, is now healed, and he is hoping to get back to Rotary for a few meetings. JOHN would appreciate cards and visits.

CORRESPONDENCE from DICK WALKER indicating that he and MARJORIE will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary at the Catawler Island Club on Saturday, February 3rd…I miss everyone but so far the move appears to be the best. MARJORIE is having her problems, but she puts up with it all bravely. We have our dog "Princess" which helps her more than you can know. Gets me out on walks which can't do any harm, but with our snow for about eight weeks straight I'm not as sure as she is. I've written REX (I don't know what happened), and the tragic ending for HAROLD TAYLOR shook me up…All my best to all. Editor's note: Just a reminder that the new address, "Directory" is not correct, for DICK and MARJORIE is 9373 Hartley Way, Lakeside, OH 43440-0358.


MEMBERSHIP PROPOSALS: The following attended a Rotary Information Session (Session) today, February 6th, conducted by MARTHA CHISCON, and expressed an interest in becoming members: Joe Micon, Executive Director, Lafayette Urban Ministry, sponsor CHRIS JOHANNSEN; and Stella Batagianis, Superintendent, West Lafayette Community School Corporation, sponsor, SONYA MARGERUM. If no written objections are received within seven days, they will be eligible for introduction.

"SINGING FOR GREATER LAFAYETTE" (Co-chaired by DAVE LUHMAN and BOB GRIFFITHS), the annual cooperative effort on the part of Rotary and the Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO) to raise money for a community project is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2001 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. This will be Rotary's only fund raising event for the year and it will be in support of Lafayette Habitat for Humanity. Marketing (Co-chairs BOB BROCK and JERRY COLE); Sponsors (Chair, DON GENTRY); and Promotion (Co-chairs, DICK HOLTZ and JIM HANKS) Subcommittees are already functioning. Sponsor signup sheets, canary yellow, have been at tables the last few meetings, and ticket purchasing opportunities are also now available. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to support this effort.

MAKEUPS: VIRGIL ST. JOHN, North Phoenix (three times), and Paradise Valley, Phoenix, AZ.

FEBRUARY BIRTHDAY TABLE: JIM EMERSON, Chair, announced that Rotarians with birthdays in February contributed $1,011.00 to the Lafayette and International Foundations.

PROGRAM (February 6, 2001)

President DAN introduced DON GENTRY who made a most interesting presentation about Purdue University, The Land Grant University of the Twenty First Century - "The Engaged University." DON noted that the three major thrusts are: (1) Discovery - Over $2000M funded research, and commercialization of results (February 13th program); Learning - Workforce development a major mission, recently rated 3rd in the nation in most powerful supercomputing of all academic institutions, and addressing business and industry education and training needs (February 20th program), and Engagement which he would speak to. Purdue engaging IN by providing leadership for the economic development of the State through engagement with technology with people as the drivers. He noted goals of engagement are advancement, visibility, marketing, and distribution system for the outputs of the discovery and learning enterprises of Purdue, and Purdue becoming the driver of the social and economic wellness of the State. DON listed the following engagement functions: New Business Development; Commercialization of Discovery and Research Results; Statewide Partnership with Business, Industry, Government, and Education; Technical Assistance; Workforce Development; and K-12 Outreach. A set of slide information utilized by DON is available.

VISITING ROTARIANS: Bill Draper, Oakwood, OH.

VISITORS: Stella Batagianis, guest of the Club and introduced by GRIFF, and Joe Micon, guest of the Club and introduced by CHRIS JOHANNSEN, see "Membership Proposals" section; Aaron Jewell (Network Administrator, School of Technology), guest of the Club and introduced by DON GENTRY; Dan Hunt (Sales Representative, Edward Don & Company, North Riverside, IL), guest of ERIC MURPHY; Leo Farrell (President, The Copy Print Shop), guest of HANS NAUMANN; and Emilio Cordova (Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.), guest of LINA REEVES-KERNER.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS: Katie Duffey and John Lux were guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by TOM FREY. President DAN presented certificates of recognition, information brochures about Ambassadorial Scholarships for future reference, and Rotary travel mugs (Four-Way Test on them) to Katie and John.

SPECIAL GUESTS: Dae-Young Kim, Ambassadorial Scholar, and spouse, Mi-Jin Kim, hosted/introduced by his (Dae-Young) Host Counselor, BETTY SUDDARTH, and Seungseok Oh, Ambassadorial Scholar, hosted/introduced by his Host Counselor, GORDY YOUNG. Also, Bok-Ki- Lee, former Ambassadorial Scholar, hosted/introduced by his former Host Counselor, AL CHISCON. All four are from the REPUBLIC OF KOREA and were guests of the Club.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - DON GENTRY and FRED ANDERSON substituting for JANE TURNER; Greeting by ROB MILLER; Invocation by BOB HANNEMANN; Singing led by DAVE LUHMAN; Rotary piano by HARLEY FREY; and Free Meals Drawing - LEONA COHEN and JULIE NOVAK.

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