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Volume 85, Number 39 - April 10, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (April 17, 2001)


President DAN will be convening the regular Club meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 12:00 noon rather than the normal time of 12:15 p.m. This will be an especially tight program and consists of the following:

Group Study Exchange (GSE) Team from BRAZIL.

Annual Scholarship & Citizenship Program honoring two outstanding seniors from each of the five Tippecanoe County High Schools - Central Catholic, Henry Harrison, Jefferson, McCutcheon, and West Lafayette. Ten scholarships will be awarded: (1) $1,000.00 Frank K. Burrin Memorial Scholarship; (2) $1,000.00 Eric A. Holm Memorial Scholarship; and (3) Eight - $500.00 Thomas F. Moran, Sr. Memorial Scholarships. Frank K. Burrin was a Past President of the Club (1969-70), and the Rotarian most responsible for starting the Lafayette Rotary Foundation, Inc., which funds these scholarships. Eric A. Holm was a Past President of the Club (1975-76) and the Rotarian responsible for starting this scholarship and citizenship recognition program. Thomas F. Moran, Sr. was the first President of the Club (1916-17), and grandfather and great grandfather of Rotarians TOM MORAN, Past President (1990-91 - 75th Anniversary of the Club), and KATHY MEEKS. Invited guests of the Club will be parents of the honored seniors; high school principals, guidance counselors; and superintendents of the school corporations. MARK RUSSELL and BARB HANSEN are Co-Chairs of this activity.

Presentation by Dr. Simeon Ehui from ETHIOPIA (Dr. Ehui is being honored by the Purdue School of Agriculture as a distinguished Agricultural Alum) regarding the Ethiopia Lighthouse Project that our Club participated in via a Club, District, and Rotary International Matching Grant in 1999.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors – GENE HILLS, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and GORDY YOUNG, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter– SCOTT RUMBLE; Invocation – JIM KLUSMAN; Music by the GSE Team from BRAZIL; and No High School Guests.


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; Dirk Reif, son of BARB; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.


DUES for period, May 1, 2001 through October 31, 2001, are due by Monday, April 30, 2001. Please make a special effort to pay by that time, if not, it costs the Club to send out reminder statements.

VOCATIONAL PROJECTS COMMITTEE (Committee) is initiating its "Business Site Visit" on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 by visiting GH LLC, 3000 Kent Avenue, West Lafayette (Purdue Research Park – two blocks from the University Inn Conference Center and Suites (University Inn)). The Visit is scheduled for immediately after the Club meeting on April 27th and only a limited number, 15, can attend. A sign-up sheet was circulated today and will be available next week, or call GRIFF until the maximum number of 15 has been reached. GH LLC is turning on lights for visually impaired students so that they can now use translated chemical reactions or structures and visual graphics such as charts, graphs, diagrams, maps, etc. GH LLC is the only company of its kind and it will not only be successful financially, but also is making a major contribution to our society.

DISTRICT 6560 CONFERENCE, Friday - Saturday, April 27-28, 2001, Holiday Inn Select North at the Pyramids – Indianapolis. Registration fee for Rotarians for the entire weekend is $30.00; Registration fee for guests for the entire weekend is $10.00; No registration fee for new members joining after July 1, 2000. The cost of meals apart from the registration fee: Breakfast on Saturday - $9.00; Lunch on Friday and Saturday – each $15.00; and Dinner on Friday and Saturday - each $30.00. ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel, request the "Rotary Conference Rate" of $99.00 plus tax, by calling 317.872.9790, 1.800.HOLIDAY, or FAX 317.871.5608. GRIFF has registration forms at the Secretary's table.

ROTARY/PMO SERVICE ABOVE SELF ("SINGING FOR GREATER LAFAYETTE") COMMITTEE MEETING: DAVE LUHMAN, Co-Chair, has scheduled a meeting of this year's Committee to wrap up and assess "Singing for Greater Lafayette", members listed on back of "Ripples", for immediately after the regular Club meeting, Tuesday, April 17, 2001, in the Tailgate Lounge (across from the hotel registration area), University Inn. Please let DAVE know if you are unable to attend. DAVE reported last night at the Club Board meeting that income was: $24,960.00 in ticket sales and contributions, and $6,502.95 in contributions directly to Habitat for Humanity; amount of expenses is unknown at this time.

85TH ANNUAL DINNER (Dinner) with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club under the direction of BRIAN BREED will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2001, in the Grand Ballroom, University Inn - Cash Bar at 6:00 p.m. and Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Even if you are unable to attend the Dinner on May 8th (please remember, no regular Club meeting on this day, the Dinner takes the place of the regular meeting), your support is still needed and appreciated. Celebrate Rotary!

PROGRAM (April 10, 2001)

President DAN noted that today's scheduled speaker contacted RAY KAVANAUGH, Program Coordinator, at 12:00 noon today to indicate that he was detained in Indianapolis. To fill this void, President DAN requested that some Director/Committee Chairs make special reports, i.e., (1) DAVE BOUGH, Annual Dinner; STAN MITHOEFER, Director, Vocational Avenue of Service; and LINA REEVES-KERNER, GSE TEAM, gave an up-date on activities which are covered previously; and (2) TERRY WEST, Co-Chair, Ambassadorial Scholars Committee, noted that there were three candidates from our Club for the 2001-2002 $25,000.00 District scholarship. Two were selected (both wanting to spend a year in FRANCE), one sponsored by our Club and the other sponsored by Daybreak, to be considered by the District Committee on Saturday, April 21st, TERRY is a member of the District Committee. RAY KAVANAUGH covered some items that today's speaker might have covered: (1) Restaurant industry is first nationally in the employment of young people, 3rd largest employer of young people in IN, contributes $400 billion to the national economy, and is expected to grow 4 to 4.5% per year; and (2) The two pending Legislative issues that will effect the food industry are raising the .08 blood alcohol content level and the business meal tax deduction.

VISITING ROTARIAN: Sharon Pattison, Terre Haute Downtown.

MAKE-UP: CARA CARREON, Frankfort; and VICKI MAYES, Daybreak.

VISITORS: Greg Deason (Associate Director of Real Estate, Division of Real Estate and Staff Housing, Purdue Research Foundation), guest of GREG NAPIER; and Shelley Lowenberg-DeBoer (Executive Director, Tippecanoe Arts Federation), guest of HANS NAUMANN.

SPECIAL GUEST: Chun-Ki Kwon, Ambassadorial Scholar from ROK, hosted/introduced by his Host Counselor, GORDON COPPOC.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - GENE HILLS and GORDY YOUNG; Greeting by SCOTT RUMBLE; Invocation by JOHN HUSTON; Singing led by JANE TURNER; Rotary Piano by REX KEPLER (REX back playing the piano for the first time since heart surgery back on or about January 15th, thanks so much to HARLEY FREY for substituting during this period and other times when REX is not available); and Free Meals Drawing - JIM CARNEY and ROB MILLER.

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