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Ripples - February 13, 2001

Volume 85, Number 31 - February 13, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (February 20, 2001)

Dr. Gary Bertoline, Head, Department of Computer Graphics Technology, School of Technology, will speak on "Purdue Digital Enterprise Center." Dr. Bertoline joined the Purdue staff in 1990, and has a B.S. degree (1974) from Northern Michigan, a M.Ed. degree (1979) from Miami, and a Ph.D. degree (1987) from Ohio State. Dr. Bertoline will be introduced by DON GENTRY, Program Coordinator for February.

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 - CHARLENE SULLIVAN; Music - DAVE LUHMAN; and High School Guests (Jefferson) hosted by BARB DOSTER.

CLUB CONCERNS

Prior to the invocation today, President DAN TEDER (President DAN) requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: BOB HIATT; REX KEPLER; JOHN MC KEE; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL; FAE SPURLOCK; BEV STONE; and ROSEMARY TEDER, spouse of LAWRENCE and mother of President DAN, suffered a heart attack Friday p.m., February 9th, she is in St. Elizabeth Medical Center, and had surgery today with a stent inserted in an artery.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY to BOB ADAMS and family on the death of spouse and mother, JANET, at 4:40 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2001, in the Home Hospital emergency room.

CARD from CAROL REW (spouse of CARL)...The gorgeous potted mum is brightening up our home and gives us both many reasons to be so glad to count you among our friends. CARL and I will never forget your thoughtfulness.…Thanks you so much

CONGRATULATIONS to ELSA JANLE who today became the Club's 186th recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition. ELSA's certificate, lapel pin, and medallion were presented by JIM TURLEY, Chair, International Foundation Committee. A PHF recognition recognizes a $1,000.00 contribution to The Rotary International Foundation. Rotarians may become a PHF by making an initial contribution of $100.00, then designated as a PHF Sustaining Member; further contributions to The Rotary International Foundation will count toward the PHF. If you would like further information, please contact JIM TURLEY.

CONGRATULATIONS to ELAINE ELLISON who was one out of 110 teachers nationally to receive a "National Teacher Award" sponsored by Radio Shack; ELAINE received a $3,000.00 cash award and a new computer from Radio Shack.

CONGRATULATIONS to STEPHANIE HYATT, now STEPHANIE DELLINGER, who was married to DOW DELLINGER on Saturday, January 20, 2001, at Montego Bay, Jamaica, with approximately 50 family and friends in attendance.

THANKS to the following Rotarians who helped with the Purdue Research Park Job Fair, Friday, February 9th: JOHN BARRETT; BARB DOSTER; GENE HILLS; JON HUSTON; SUSAN HYCHKA; JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER; TIM LUZADER; KATHY MEEKS; STAN MITHOEFER, Event Chair; GREG NAPIER; BILL PAPE; RAY PEETERS; PAUL POST; FRANCIS PRITSCHER; and TOM SCHMIDT.

LAFAYETTE ROTARY FOUNDATION recognition of contributions:

  • JOHN DE CAMP has moved from the Golden Service Contributors Level (More than $1,000.00 but less than $2,500.00) to the Golden Plus Contributors Level (More than $2,500.00 but less than $5,000.00).
  • CHIP RUTLEDGE; JIM TURLEY; GORDON COPPOC; REX KEPLER; TOM BROOKS and PAUL POST have moved from the Participant Contributors Level (More than $100.00 but less than $1,000.00) to the Golden Service Contributors Level (More than $1,000.00 but less than $2,500.00).

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LINA REEVES-KERNER, Chair, Group Study Exchange (GSE) Committee (Committee) announced that an incoming GSE Team from San Paulo, BRAZIL,District 4590, will be in District #6560 from April 7 – May 7, 2001, and be guests of our Club and Daybreak, from Tuesday, April 17th, attend our Club meeting, through Thursday, April 19th, attend Daybreak's Club meeting. LINA noted that the GSE Team: (1) Composed of three men and two women (four are husbands/wives); (2) One of the five is a Rotarian leader, the other four are non-Rotarians; and (3) They are accomplished musicians (a cellist, a pianist, and three violinists). The Committee is seeking assistance in the following areas: (1) Overnight accommodations for Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17th and 18th; (1) The GSE Team wishes to perform at various high schools and attend rehearsals of musical organizations; therefore, assistance is needed to arrange for these experiences; and (3) Assistance with transportation for the group, plus instruments, from Brownsburg to Lafayette on Tuesday a.m., April 17th. Please help with any of these listed needs, and if you can, please contact LINA, Committee members, or GRIFF.

"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. 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.

MAKEUPS: FRITZ and LEONA COHEN aboard the M/V R2 (two times); FRITZ presented President DAN with a banner that he received from a Rotarian, also on board the M/V R2, from the Rotary Club of West Woodspring, ENGLAND.

PROGRAM (February 13, 2001)

President DAN introduced Dr. Kent Fuchs (representing DON GENTRY), Head, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who in turn introduced Prof. Rashid Bashir, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who made an interesting/complex presentation about nanotechnology, the application of miniaturization toward interfacing the real world and the synthetic world. More in future issues of "Ripples" when space permits.

VISITING ROTARIANS: Jerry Erskine, 1999-2000 Past District Governor, Lebanon; and Stuart and Ann Boehning, Daybreak.

VISITORS: Bryan Wright (Retired banker/rancher), guest of FAYE COLE; John Hartman (Sales person with Jerry Erskine's company in Lebanon) guest of Jerry Erskine; John Huie (Former Lafayette Rotarian, Special Assistant to MARTIN JISCHKE, and Prof. of Agricultural Economics), guest of OSCAR HOPKINS; and Dan Hunt (Sales Representative, Edward Don & Company, North Riverside, IL) guest of ERIC MURPHY.

HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Sarah Shoup and Matt Mindrum were guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by DAVID ROQUEMORE. President DAN presented certificates of recognition, information brochures about Ambassadorial Scholarships for future reference, and Rotary travel mugs (Four-Way Test on them) to Sarah and Matt.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - STEPHANIE DELLINGER substituting for DON GENTRY and FRED ANDERSON substituting for JANE TURNER; Greeting by ROB MILLER; Invocation by SANDY ALLENDE; Singing led by DAVE LUHMAN; Rotary piano by HARLEY FREY; and Free Meals Drawing - CHRIS JOHANNSEN and KEVIN O'BRIEN.

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