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Ripples - February 27, 2001

Volume 85, Number 33 - February 27, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (March 6, 2001)

NOTE: This week's "Ripples" will be "bulk mailed" to all Rotarians as it contains: (1) A letter, and (2) A ticket order form, regarding the "Singing For Greater Lafayette" event to be held at the Long Center for The Performing Arts, 8:00 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2001. The beneficiary of this year's concert is Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette; concert proceeds will fund the construction of Lafayette's first Rotary/PMO Habitat House. After raising the funds for Lafayette's Rotary/PMO House, there will be the opportunity to swing the hammers and bend the nails to build the house this next August as Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette builds five new houses in one week in honor of Habitat for Humanity International's 25th Anniversary. There will be a special Rotary program, Tuesday, March 6, 2001, to tally ticket sales!

CHRIS JOHANNSEN is Program Coordinator for March 13th, and 20th programs, and will have an AFRICA Theme:

Tuesday, March 6, 2001: See Above;

Tuesday, March 13, 2001: Dr. James Lowenberg-Deboer, Professor of Agricultural Economics, "What Do You Know About Africa?";

Tuesday, March 20, 2001: Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Professor of Agronomy, "Out Of Africa"; and

Tuesday, March 27, 2001: Vocational Scholarship Awards.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - BOB GARRISON, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and DAVE WILLIAMS, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - FRANCIS PRITSCHER; Invocation - BARB REIF; Music - BOB GRIFFITHS; and High School Guests (McCutcheon) hosted by LIZ SOLBERG.


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.

THANKS to MAURI WILLIAMSON for his outstanding eulogy to FOREST HOWELL. The full text is available here .

CONGRATULATIONS to DICK and SHARON RAHDERT on the arrival of a new grandchild, Hanako Fiona Rahdert, born to Dave and Makiko Rahdert on Thursday, February 15, 2001 in San Francisco, CA. Thanks to DICK and SHARON for their significant contribution to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation (LRF) in honor of Hanako Fiona Radhert. Deepest apology to DICK for overlooking the opportunity for him to announce this new arrival as a part of today's announcements at Rotary.

JIM BUESCHER, United Way Board Member, received the Bill DeFouw Campaign Leadership Award for his outstanding efforts as a Manager in the Industry Division of the United Way of Greater Lafayette 2000 Campaign.

CARD from BEVERLY HOPKINS, spouse of OSCAR…Thank you so very much for the beautiful pink azalea plant…It was so thoughtful of you to think of me and I do appreciate it.

CONGRATULATIONS to JIM MC GLOTHLIN regarding his invention, an ergonomic handle designed for tools, fits the contours of the hand and reduces stress on the wrist, which may allow some 2,000,000 workers to work with less pain than ever before.

BETTY DOVERSBERGER was one of 36 women nominated for the Salute to Women Award this year by local citizens. The Salute to Women Award program celebrates the success and achievements of outstanding women in Greater Lafayette.

JOHN MC KEE received the International Service Award, in recognition of his leadership and outstanding contributions in International Diplomacy, from the National Honorary Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi's President, Mark Merkel, Cooperative Extension Services of U.S., at its national convention in Denver, CO. JOHN received a large wooden plaque for the 11 World Tours to 71 different countries, involving 325 people. He organized and conducted these tours from 1958 to 1984 for Senior Citizens in Warren, Fountain, and Tippecanoe Counties in IN. The "People to People" of the U.S. Organization headed by former President Eisenhower, had earlier awarded JOHN their "Special Plaque" for personal diplomacy.

NOTE FROM STEVE MOTT…Had an opportunity to do a make-up (scouting) at the Simi Valley Club today. Nice to have the same Tuesday noon schedule. A much smaller Club, but a good community group…Hi to everyone.

ANN PIECHOTA, last Tuesday, February 20th, presented President DAN with a special appreciation certificate from the Salvation Army for the Club's participation in their annual Christmas fund drive.

CARD from ROSEMARY TEDER, spouse of LAWRENCE and mother of President DAN…Please thank the Lafayette Rotary Club for the beautiful spring flowers. I am at home and feeling great…Love


STELLA BATAGIANNIS (STELLA) with classification EDUCATION—Public School-West Lafayette-Superintendent, was introduced by her sponsor SONYA MARGERUM. STELLA resides at 3617 Hamilton Street, West Lafayette 47906-1291 - telephone 463-9783. STELLA has been a Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent of several IN school corporations, and currently, for two year plus, Superintendent, West Lafayette Community School Corporation, with office at 1130 North Salisbury Street, West Lafayette 47906 – telephone 746-1641; FAX 746-1699.


"SINGING FOR GREATER LAFAYETTE", the annual cooperative effort on the part of our Club, Daybreak Rotary Club, and the Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO) is covered very nicely in the enclosed letter from President DAN; BRIAN BREED, Director, PMO; BOB GRIFFITHS and DAVE LUHMAN, Committee Co-Chairs; and Stuart Boehning, Daybreak Rotary Club. The beneficiary of Rotary's only major fund raising event this year is Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette; proceeds will fund the construction of Lafayette's first Rotary/PMO Habitat House. One of the major thrusts of the goal of $44,000.00 is the "Sponsorship Program" where Rotarians, businesses, and other agencies are encouraged to contribute/donate amounts larger than ticket prices. DON GENTRY is Chair of this portion of the fund raising and stresses that should Rotarians, businesses, and other agencies wish to be listed in the "official program", such contributions/donations will need to be recorded by March 6th. Please consider a major "sponsorship" contribution/donation in order to assure reaching/surpassing the $44,000.00 goal.

2001-2002 ROTARY CALENDAR YEAR CHANGES/UPDATES approved by the Board at its Monday, February 6th meeting:

- Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - Purdue Men's Football and Women's Volleyball coaches (Other service clubs invited);

- NO CLUB MEETING - Tuesday, October 16, 2001 - Club will join with other service clubs for a program with Purdue Men's and Women's Basketball coaches, sponsored by Kiwanis, on Thursday, October 18, 2001;

- NO CLUB MEETING - Tuesday, January 1, 2002;

- 4th Tuesday each month will be reserved for vocational student guests, Indiana Business College or Ivy Tech State College; and

- Other Tuesdays during school year reserved for high school guests.

MARCH BIRTHDAY TABLE - First Tuesday of March, Tuesday, March 6, 2001.

 MARCH BIRTHDAYS and DATES - JOHN SANDERSON, Chair, March Birthday Table.

















































JANUARY 100% CLUB: Number indicates months of continuous attendance; no number indicates one month. ADAMS (104); ANDERSON, FRED (3); BARRETT (41); BOUGH; BRANIGIN (2); BROCK (79); CARPENTER (7); CARREON; CHISCON, AL (133); CHISCON, MARTHA (126); CLARK (2); COHEN, FRITZ (61); COURY; COURTANEY (42); DIESSLIN (67); DOSTER (2); DOVERSBERGER; EWING (67); FEUER (217); FILMER (60); FOSTER (65); FREY, HARLEY (161); FULLER (202); FUNK, CHRIS (36); GALBRAITH; GARRISON (40); GRIFFITH (264); GRIFFITHS (64); HALL, MARGARET (119); HAMMEL (22); HANKS (32); HANSEN (31); HATFIELD (241); HELGESEN; HEMMER (2); HILLS (3); HOBBS (83); HOLTZ (17); HOPKINS (66); HUGHES (2); HUNT (2); HYCHKA (43); ISMAIL (2); JACKSON (61); JANLE (42); KECK (60); KEPLER (128); KINGMA (2); GRIFFIN KOEHLER (114); KOSMAN (33); LANDGREBE (127); LANE (470); LOVELLL (14); LUHMAN (80); MAYES (3); MC CARTHY (32); MC HENRY (65); MC KEE (259); MEEKS, KATHY (2); MILLER, BILL R. (344); MITCHELL (134); MITHOEFER; MOTT (63); NELSON (75); O'BRIEN (3); PAPE (245); PARK (16); PARKHURST (13); PEARSON (5); PEETERS (2); PIECHOTA (2); POST (3); PRITSCHER (15); RAHDERT (103); REIF (2); RUNNELS (143); RUTLEDGE; SATTERLY (2); SCHMIDT (267); SILVA (247); SMITH, CHRISTY; SMITH, KEITH (46); SMITH, SUSAN (103); ST. JOHN (136); SUDDARTH (42); TEDER, DAN (106); TROTT (2); TURLEY (163); TURNER, JANE (124); VERPLANK (429); WADE (85); WALKER (189); WEST (91); and WILEY (245). CONGRATULATIONS to CHRIS FUNK who had three years; to DAVID FILMER and CHRISTA KECK who each had five years; and to GRIFF who had 22 years of 100% attendance at the end of January 2001. Contact GRIFF for lapel pins.

MAKEUPS: JOHN CARPENTER and TOM SMITH, Naples Bay Rotary Club, Naples, FL; RALPH MORRIS, Sarasota Bay, Sarasota, FL; and STEVE MOTT, Simi Valley, CA.


Wednesday, January 10, 2001: (1) DAVID LANDGREBE, Foundation Treasurer, reviewed the Treasurer's 2nd Quarter Report, 10/1/00 - 12/31/00; (2) HOWARD DIESSLIN, Chair, Investment Committee, asked BOB GRIFFITHS to explain various investment possibilities of $10,000.00 of LRF funds (At this time the Foundation Board meeting was adjourned and the Investment Committee meeting convened and Investment Committee approved investment of $10,000.00 LRF funds in GMAC corporate bond notes; Investment Committee adjourned and the Foundation Board meeting was reconvened); (3) President DAN reviewed the January Club Board meeting; and (4) Balance of the meeting spent discussing format for a special quarterly meeting during May 2001.


Monday, February 12, 2001: (1) Minutes of the January 8th meeting were approved as distributed; (2) DALE MC HENRY, Club Treasurer, reviewed the Cash Receipts and Disbursements Summary Report for January; Noted that major expenditures were $7,075.00 to Rotary International (RI) for The Rotarian subscriptions (increased from $6.00 to $7.50 per six months effective January 1, 2001) and semi-annual dues (increased from $23.50 to $25.00 effective January 1, 2001); and Presented, which was approved by the Board, a new "Dues and Fees Schedule for New Members" which will be distributed to new members at Information Session that new members are required to attend; (3) Pending approval by the Membership Selection & Classification and Membership Education Information Committees, approved membership proposals of Daniel Hunt, Sales Representative, Edward Don & Company; Joseph Micon, Executive Director, Lafayette Urban Ministry; and Pauline Shen, Director, Development, School of Science; and approved John Huie's request to rejoin the Club; (4) President DAN reported that the Task Force had reviewed the Executive Director/Secretary job description with functions categorized into three categories, i.e., essential function of this position; priority items, but not necessarily functions of this position; and candidates for elimination as functions of this position. To be continued…

PROGRAM (February 27, 2001)

12TH ANNUAL VOCATIONAL SERVICE AWARD PRESENTATION (Award): President DAN introduced TOM SCHMIDT, Chair, Vocational Project Committee (Committee), who on behalf of the other Committee members (see back of "Ripples") noted that this year's recipient of Rotary's "Service Above Self" Vocational Service Award was Dan Taylor, Executive Director, Trinity Mission. TOM introduced Harry Latshaw, Chair, Trinity Mission Board of Directors, who read from the nomination made by Roger Feldhaus, Executive Director, Tecumseh Area Partnership…Dan is directly responsible for the ongoing management of Trinity Mission. He had the vision, been the driving force, and gives insight and creative direction of the goal of changing lives of men and women in our community…Trinity Mission helps the less fortunate to gain a foot hold in society by drug rehabilitation, work opportunities, lodging, education, and encouragement…Any individual agreeing to the resident program must make a commitment to 90 days of intensive involvement. The housing facility can accommodate up to 24 men and 10 women. Soon a "Detox Center" will be open in Montgomery County serving the surrounding communities…Dan has a passion for mentoring programs that create an environment that directs residents in the process of making the transition from dependency to self-sufficiency and community involvement. TOM then introduced John Melin and Pearl Roberts who spoke briefly to the contributions that Dan had made in their lives. Dan was presented Rotary's "Vocational Service Award" plaque by TOM, and he thanked the Club for this recognition.

VISITORS: Dan Taylor, Executive Director, John Melin, Pearl Roberts, Administrative Assistant, and Harry Latshaw, Chair, Board of Directors, all associated with Trinity Mission, 2525 Kossuth Street, Lafayette, were guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by TOM SCHMIDT; Jim Ransom (Retired Insurance Agent), guest of JIM HANKS; Joe Boorman (New Executive Director, Westminster Village), guest of ED HEMMER; Greg Reger (Executive Director, IBC), guest of the Club and hosted/introduced by TRACIE HUGHES; Adam Deal (PMO member and student in School of Technology), guest of the Club and hosted/introduced by DAVE LUHMAN; Dan Hunt (Sales Representative, Edward Don & Company, North Riverside, IL), guest of ERIC MURPHY; Sid Sorensen (Father of JOHN SORENSEN), guest of PARKIE PARKHURST; Dr. Peter Hylands, Oxford, ENGLAND, guest of TIP TYLER.

INDIANA BUSINESS COLLEGE (IBC) GUEST: Melissa Linton, guest of the Club was hosted/introduced by TRACIE HUGHES. Melissa is in the Administrative Assistant Program at IBC. President DAN presented a certificate of recognition and Rotary travel mug (Four-Way Test on it) to Melissa.

SPECIAL GUEST: Chun-Ki Kwon, Ambassadorial Scholar from the REPUBLIC OF KOREA (ROK), guest of the Club and hosted/introduced by Chun-Ki's Host Counselor, GORDON COPPOC. Chun-Ki who is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Electrical Engineering, made a brief presentation about his background and the ROK.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - DON GENTRY and FRED ANDERSON, substituting for JANE TURNER; Greeting by JIM BUESCHER, substituting for ROB MILLER; Invocation by DICK GRIPE, substituting for SUSAN KISINGER; Singing led by DAVE LUHMAN; Rotary piano by HARLEY FREY; and Free Meals Drawing - DICK GRIPE and DANA SMITH.

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