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Volume 85, Number 36 - March 20, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (March 27, 2001)

This will be the Annual Vocational Student Scholarship Day, administered by the Vocational Projects Committee (Committee), TOM SCHMIDT, Chair, and members of the Committee. Four Indiana Business College (IBC) and/or Ivy Tech State College (Ivy Tech) students will each be awarded a $400.00 scholarship. In 1997, the Committee requested $1,000.00 from the Lafayette Rotary Foundation, Inc. (LRF), which was approved, for scholarships to students attending the IBC and Ivy Tech. In 1998, the Committee made another request to the LRF for additional scholarship funds; the LRF, not wanting to grant a vocational student more than the minimum amount a high school student scholarship recipient might receive, increased the vocational scholarships to $1,600.00, i.e., $400.00 each to four IBC and/or Ivy Tech students.

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 - BOB VERPLANK; Music - MAURI WILLIAMSON; and No High School Guests.


Prior to the invocation today, President Elect OSCAR HOPKINS (President Elect OSCAR), substituting for President DAN TEDER, requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: BOB HIATT; JOHN MC KEE; Dirk Reif, son of BARB; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.

CONGRATULATIONS to TOM and LINDA GREGORY on the arrival of a baby girl, Sydney Christine Gregory, born at 4:35 a.m., Friday, March 16, 2001, at Home Hospital. Sydney Christine makes two girls and one boy for TOM and LINDA.

NOTE FROM MARGARET HALL…Hi. Griff…Thanks so much for sending the "Ripples". I look forward to it each week.



PLEASE NOTE - TICKETS for "SINGING FOR GREATER LAFAYETTE" requested today at Rotary and those requested, after today, by mail directly to the Long Center for The Performing Arts, will not be mailed, tickets must be picked up at the Long Center Offices, 111 North Sixth Street, which is open from Noon - 4:00 p.m. week days, or at the Long Center Ticket Office the night of the performance, Saturday, March 24, 2001. The Ticket Office will be open one hour prior to the start of the performance at 8:00 p.m.

TRANSITION FROM THE 2000-2001 ROTARY YEAR to the 2001-2002 ROTARY YEAR has started. Next Tuesday, March 27th, and the next Tuesday, the "Rotary Committee Service Selection - 2001-2002" sheets will be on the luncheon tables. Please take a few minutes during lunch, take home and bring back to a future meeting, or send to GRIFF, to select two or three Rotary Committees on which you can help with next year's "SERVICE ABOVE SELF" efforts. And, even more important, if there is a Committee which you would be willing to chair, please indicate this on the sheet. The Senior Directors of the four Avenues of Service (Club - BOB GARRISON; Community - JEAN JACKSON; International - KEN EWING; and Vocational - STAN MITHOEFER) would appreciate your assistance.

"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. Time slots, number of needed volunteers, and volunteers are: (1) 10 a.m.-Noon - Filled with BOB ADAMS; JIM BUESCHER; JOHN CARPENTER; JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER and Madison Koehler; HANLY HAMMEL; and MIKE KOSMAN (Help professional staff set up tables and chairs); (2) Noon - 2 p.m. - NEED ONE VOUNTEER, have three (BILL HINZE; KATHY MEEKS and SUSAN SMITH); (3) 2 - 4 p.m. - Filled with MARTHA CHISCON; BARB HANSEN; BILL PAPE; and FRANCIS PRITSCHER; and (4) 4 - 6 p.m. - NEED TWO VOLUNTEERS, have four (LEONA and FRITZ COHEN; BARB DOSTER; and LEW RUNNELS) (Help the professional staff take down tables and chairs). If you can help with either the Noon - 2 p.m. or 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. slots, please contact FRITZ at 497-7610 or by e-mail <  >.

ROTARIAN-OF-THE-YEAR (2001) AWARD nomination forms will be on the luncheon tables for the last time next week, or available from Selection Committee (Committee) members - Senior Directors of the four Avenues of Service, i.e., JIM FOSTER, Chair (Club); BARB DOSTER (Community); ROB GALBRAITH (International); and JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER (Vocational); President DAN; Immediate Past President GENE COURTANEY; and GRIFF. Members of the Committee and Executive Committee, i.e., Club officers and Treasurer, LRF, are not eligible for nomination. Nomination forms must be submitted to a member of the Committee by Tuesday, April 3, 2001. The Rotary-of-the-Year Award will be presented by President DAN at the Annual Dinner, Tuesday, May 8, 2001, University Inn Conference Center and Suites (University Inn).

The Purdue Department of International Agriculture is seeking homes for three Irish students, two females and one male, undergraduate students from the University College, Dublin, who will be here from approximately May 21st through August 21st, 2001. This is a reciprocal program in that Purdue students will be hosted by families while in IRELAND. These students are working with a professor on campus doing research, so will need to be on campus Monday through Friday, generally 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and are paid $50.00/week pocket money for meals on campus during the day. Basically the host family would provide room and board, as if it were a visiting relative. If interested, contact Prudie Miller, International Students/Visitors Coordinator, International Programs in Agriculture, 1168 Agricultural Administration Building, Room 26, West Lafayette 47907-1168 – telephone 494-8458; FAX 494-9613.

PROGRAM (March 20, 2001)

President Elect OSCAR introduced CHRIS JOHANNSEN, who in turn introduced Dr. Gebisa Ejeta, Professor of Agronomy, who made a most interesting presentation about the challenges facing the feeding of the under developed countries of the world. He cited the challenges as being: Population growth; Ecological concerns; Issues of Technology; Economic concerns; Quality concerns; and Bio-technology concerns. Dr. Ejeta's promised a copy of his presentation, and if provided, will be available from GRIFF.

MAKE-UPS: MARGARET HALL Bradenton, Sarasota Bay (four times), and Sarasota Keys, FL; BRUCE HARDING, New Albany; and LEW RUNNELS, Lahaina Maui, HI (three times).

VISITORS: Nicholas Novak (Son of JULIE and student home on Spring break from the University of Maryland); and Missy Williamson (Director of Sales, Signature Inn of Lafayette), guest of CARA CARREON.

WEST LAFAYETTE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Megan Dana and Matthew Kane were guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by ELSA JANLE. President Elect OSCAR presented certificates of recognition, information brochures about Ambassadorial Scholarships for future reference, and Rotary travel mugs (Four-Way Test on them) to Megan and Matthew.

SPECIAL GUEST: Masayoshi Shimo, Ambassadorial Scholar from JAPAN, hosted and introduced by TERRY WEST, Co-Chair, Ambassadorial Scholars Committee. Masayoshi gave a short presentation regarding a comparison of our and JAPAN's educational system.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JIM FOSTER substituting for BOB GARRISON and DAVE WILLIAMS; Greeting by FRANCIS PRITSCHER; Invocation by BARB DOSTER; Singing led by BOB GRIFFITHS, substituting for GREG NAPIER; Rotary Piano by HARLEY FREY; and Free Meals Drawing - BILL HINZE and MICHAEL HUNT.

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