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Ripples - March 6, 2001

Volume 85, Number 34 – March 6, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (March 13, 2001)

Dr. James M. "Jess" Lowenberg-Deboer, Professor of Agricultural Economics, and Director, Site Specific Management Center, will speak on "What Do You Know About Africa?" Dr. Lowenberg-Deboer joined the staff at Purdue in 1985, and has a B.A. degree (1979) from Iowa, a M.S. (1982) from Cornell, and a Ph.D. (1985) from Iowa State. Dr. Lowenberg-Deboer will be introduced by CHRIS JOHANNSEN, Program Coordinator for March 13th and 20th.

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 - EARL PARK; Music - MAURI WILLIAMSON; and High School Guests (Central Catholic) hosted by SUSAN SMITH.


ROTARY INFORMATION SESSION (Session) at 11:00 a.m., next Tuesday, March 13th, Tailgate Lounge (across from Registration Desk), University Inn Conference Center and Suites (University Inn). All new members must attend one of these Sessions. If you are considering sponsorship of a new member contact GRIFF and have that individual attend.

"SHOTS NOT SPOTS", Tippecanoe County Inoculation Program for kindergartners and 1st graders is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at the Tippecanoe Fairgrounds in the same building as usual. Volunteers are needed - PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS - for the following time slots: 10 a.m.-Noon - five volunteers (help the professional staff set up tables and chairs); Noon - 2 p.m. - four volunteers; 2 - 4 p.m. - four volunteers; and 4 - 6 p.m. - five volunteers (help the professional staff take down tables and chairs). A sign-up sheet will be available at next two or three Club meetings. Please plan to "Service Above Self" with this worthwhile project.

MARCH BIRTHDAY TABLE: JOHN SANDERSON, Chair, announced that Rotarians with birthdays in March contributed $1,544.00 to the International and Lafayette Foundations.

PROGRAM (March 6, 2001)

President DAN introduced BOB GRIFFITHS, Co-Chair, along with DAVID LUHMAN, "Singing for Greater Lafayette", started the program session by introducing/leading Rotarians/guests in the Habitat for Humanity Project theme song (HI-HO, HI-HO; IT'S OFF TO WORK WE GO; WITH ROTARY AND PMO; HI-HO, HI-HO, HI-HO, HI-HO, and repeat). BOB then introduced BRIAN BREED who in turn introduced the "Expressos" and "Voices Over", see VISITORS section above, who each performed a most entertaining song. BOB then introduced BOB BROCK, Co-Chair, along with JERRY COLE, Marketing Committee, who challenged all Rotarians to purchase $50.00 tickets and encourage friends and neighbors to also purchase $50.00 tickets for this only major fund raising project of this Rotary year. BOB then introduced DOUG TAYLOR, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity, who provided a brief history and future plans for Habitat for Humanity in the Greater Lafayette area, hope to have this for a part of future "Ripples." Meeting closed with BRIAN leading the "Expressos", "Voices Over", and Rotarians/guests standing and singing last year's "Singing for Greater Lafayette" theme song, it's still applicable – "It Starts Right Here."

VISITORS: Dr. Mary Ilu Altman (Coordinator, Hispanic Pathways, Ivy Tech, and Member, School of Nursing Advisory Committee) guest of LINDA SIMUNEK; Virgil Vaughn (Commercial Manager, PEFCU), guest of DAVE WILLIAMS; and Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO): BRIAN BREED, Director; Matt Falker, Assistant Director, PMO Express; Julie Ricciardi, Assistant Director and President, PMO Club; "Expressos" from PMO Express - Amy Barrett, Cincinnati, OH/Sophomore in Liberal Arts (Interior Design); Ashleigh Duchene, Plainfield, IL/Junior in Liberal Arts (Public Relations); Tangra Riggle,West Lafayette/Sophomore in Liberal Arts (Communication); and Lindsay Russell, Eaton/Junior in Agriculture (Horticulture and Landscape Architecture); and "Voice Overs" from Glee Club - Mike Allen, Newburgh/Junior in Liberal Arts (Communication); Matt Broge, Shipshewana/Junior in Technology (Organizational Leadership and Supervision); Pat Day, Frankfort/Senior in Liberal Arts (Communication); Chad Gorrell, Roanoke/Junior in Agriculture and Agricultural Engineering (Food Processing Engineering); and Jeremy Long, Hammond/Junior in Technology (Building Construction Management).

MC CUTCHEON HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Wendy Booher and Pat Best were guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by LIZ SOLBERG. President DAN presented certificates of recognition, information brochures about Ambassadorial Scholarships for future reference, and Rotary travel mugs (Four-Way Test on them) to Wendy and Pat.

SPECIAL GUEST: Hiroaki Watanabe, Ambassadorial Scholar from JAPAN (studying Economics and Political Science), hosted and introduced by his Host Counselor, AL CHISCON.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - BOB GARRISON and DAVE WILLIAMS; Greeting by FRANCIS PRITSCHER; Invocation by BARB REIF; Singing led by BOB GRIFFITHS; Rotary Piano by HARLEY FREY; and Free Meals Drawing - BAIN and HARDING.

MAKE-UPS: BILL ANDREWS, Bonita Springs Noon, FL; JOHN CARPENTER, Naples Bay, FL; STEVE MOTT, Simi Sunrise, CA; and LE ROY SILVA, Key Largo, Marco Island, Naples (four times), Naples Bay (seven times), FL, and Springfield, MO.


Prior to the invocation today, President DAN TEDER (President DAN) requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: BOB HIATT; JOHN MC KEE; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL; Dirk Reif, son of BARB, Dirk will undergo foot cancer surgery in Chicago on Thursday, March 15, 2001; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.

CARD from KEN, Grace, and Pearl EWING…Thank you so much for remembering my wife/mother, LINDA, with a kind contribution to the American Cancer Society…I appreciate your thoughtfulness and support in difficult times.

Lafayette Rotary Foundation:

  • Received contributions in memory of YB HALL from: JIM HANKS; RALPH MORRIS; and BETTY NELSON;
  • Received contribution in memory of BOB HOGUE from: BETTY NELSON;
  • Received contribution in memory of MARV PHILLIPS from: BETTY NELSON; and
  • Received contributions in memory of HAROLD TAYLOR from: HOWARD DIESSLIN; KEN EWING; JIM HANKS; Jan and Joe Binney, Vero Beach, FL; RALPH MORRIS; and BETTY NELSON.

NOTE: In reviewing the January 30th "Ripples" BARBARA COURY's name was incorrect, Editor had it has COURTY instead of COURY; BARB, sorry for that error - it is correct for the new Rotary Directory copy.

CARD from ELEANOR HOWELL, spouse of FOREST…Dear Rotary Friends…A big thank you to all Rotary Friends for the generous contribution to the Alzheimer's Disease Research in memory of FOREST, and special thank you to our dear friend MAURI WILLIAMSON for his outstanding eulogy that he offered at Rotary. Rotary was very special to FOREST and when he was awarded a life-time membership he displayed his certification with pride…FOREST HOWELL was a great man as all of us who knew him would agree. Thank you for your part in continuing his legacy…Sincerely

NOTE from STEVE MOTT…Heard you got some snow there to push around!…I had the chance to visit the morning Club here today - called Simi Sunrise…Nice group…About 90 members…Hi to all! NOTE: STEVE's new address, etc.: STEVE MOTT, Executive Director, Simi Valley Family YMCA, 3200 Cochran Street, Simi Valley, CA 93065 - telephone (805) 583-5338; FAX (805) 583-5476; E-mail .

NOTE from LE ROY SILVA…Hello from sunny Florida! I have been attending Rotary meetings down here, the following are make-ups.

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