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Ripples - April 24, 2001

Volume 85, Number 41 - April 24, 2001


Dr. Donald Clayton, M. D., will speak on "Ambassadors for Children in Cuba." Dr. Clayton will be introduced by Dr. DICK GRIPE.

BETTY SUDDARTH is the Program Coordinator for May; the general theme is service, particularly housing.

Tuesday, May 1, 2001: See Above;

Tuesday, May 8, 2001: NO MEETING - ANNUAL DINNER;

Tuesday, May 15, 2001: Lafayette Rotary Foundation presenting a panel on financial planning;

Tuesday, May 22, 2001: Sharon Wood, Executive Director for Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Inc. - "Opening the Door to Senior Housing";

Tuesday, May 29, 2001: DOUG TAYLOR, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity - "Habitat for Humanity in Haiti."

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JIM HOBBS, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and JOHN SANDERSON, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - MIKE SANDERS; Invocation - BARRIE SIMPSON; Music - CORKY MITCHELL; and High School Guests (McCutcheon) hosted by DICK GRIPE.


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.

CONGRATULATIONS to GENE and PHYLLIS COURTANEY on the arrival of their 16th grandchild, a granddaughter, Janci DeNene Courtaney, born to Brad and Shannon Courtaney on Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in Colorado Springs, CO. Thanks to GENE and PHYLLIS for their contribution to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation in honor of Janci DeNene Courtaney. Also, received word from GENE's and PHYLLIS' daughter, Lisa, that while currently on a river boat cruise down the Mississippi River, they met JIM IRVIN who was on the same cruise.

CONGRATULATIONS to STAN MITHOEFER who became the Club's 187th recipient of a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition. STAN's certificate, lapel pin, and medallion were presented by JIM TURLEY, Chair, International Foundation Committee. An individual may become a PHF by making an initial contribution to The Rotary International Foundation (RI) of $100.00, individual designated as a PHF Sustaining Member; any further contributions to the RI will be counted toward the $1,000.00 needed to become a PHF.


Received a contribution in memory of YB HALL from Loraine and Walter Rice.

Congratulations to DAVID LUHMAN and KEITH SMITH who have reached the Double Diamond Level of participation (Those having given $10,000.00 or more); to KEN EWING who has reached the Golden Service Plus Level of participation (Those having given $2,500.00 but less than $5,000.00); and to DAVID FILMER who has reached the Golden Service Level (Those having given $1,000.00 but less than $2,500.00). Thanks so much for your Foundation support.


85TH ANNUAL DINNER with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club under the direction of BRIAN BREED is Tuesday, May 8, 2001. DALE MC HENRY, or designee, will be selling tickets, $25.00 per person, outside the meeting room next week. Your support is needed and will be appreciated. Remember, no regular Club meeting, the Dinner takes the place of the regular meeting. Celebrate Rotary!

PLEASE NOTE: The four professional musicians that made up the Group Study Exchange (GSE) TEAM from BRAZIL (Artur Roberto Huf; Andre Sanches Nunes; Marcio Sanches Nunes; and Abel Raimundo Morais Silva) will be offering a full musical performance 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2001 in the lobby of the Bakers Daniel Building, 300 North Meridian Street (two blocks north of the Circle), Indianapolis. The cost for the evening will be $10.00 per person and will consist of a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres with the GSE Team performing for approximately one hour, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. This event is being sponsored by the Indianapolis Sunrise Rotary Club and funds generated will be used to help pay for a bus in INDIA. Rotarian Matt Fox is in charge and may be reached via e-mail at mattfox@USA.com should you wish more specific information.

SMALL GROUP DINNERS: JANE TURNER e-mailed to say that she had given up on attempting to arrange for a Dinner in May what with the Annual Dinner, Commencement, and other things. FRED and JAN ANDERSON will host a Dinner in early June; ELAINE ELLISON in July; CHRIS and JACKIE FUNK in August; and KEN EWING in September, which will take this activity through the summer.

AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLAR: TERRY WEST, Co-Chair, Ambassadorial Scholar Committee (GORDY YOUNG is the other Co-Chair), left a voice mail message happily indicating that the Club's candidate, Nicholas Hanna Saadah, was selected by the District Ambassadorial Selection Committee, out of six finalists, to be the District's recipient of the 2002-2003 Ambassadorial Scholar Scholarship. Nicholas is from Oklahoma City, OK, is a student in the School of Aerospace Engineering and will receive a B.S. degree on May 1, 2001 from Purdue, and will be going to FRANCE.

REMEMBER the 2001 Rotary International 92nd Annual Convention, Sunday - Wednesday, June 24-27, 2001, San Antonio, TX. GRIFF has both Convention and housing request forms at the Secretary's table.

LEADERSHIP LAFAYETTE: Leadership Lafayette has been preparing community leaders since 1982. Develop your leadership potential and discover new opportunities by participating in Leadership Lafayette - a 10-session training program where the community is your classroom. A new class is forming now and will meet every week on Tuesday evenings from mid-August through early December. Class space is limited. Call for enrollment materials by May 28th. For more information, call Leadership Lafayette at 772-9115 or attend an open house on Tuesday, May 15th, from 5:15 to 7:00 p.m. at the Big Four Depot, Riehle Plaza.

PEFCU/FAMILY SERVICES GOLF OUTING FOR 21ST CENTURY FAMILIES, Friday, May 18, 2001, Coyote Crossing Golf Course, registration(s) due May 1, 2001. For additional information contact SUSAN SMITH, Family Services, Inc., 731 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 47901-1459 - telephone 742-8272 or 1-800-875-5361. FAX: 742-8272.

MAY BIRTHDAY TABLE – First Tuesday of May, Tuesday, May 1, 2001.

 MAY BIRTHDAYS and DATES - KIRK CLARK, Chair, May Birthday Table.




























MARCH 100% CLUB: Number indicates months of continuous attendance; no number indicates one month. ADAMS (106); ANDERSON, FRED; BARRETT (43); BOUGH (3); BRANIGIN; BROCK (81); CARPENTER (9); CHISCON, AL (135); CHISCON, MARTHA (128); CLARK; COHEN, FRITZ (63); COHEN, LEONA; COURTANEY (44); DIESSLIN (69); DOSTER (4); EWING (69); FEUER (219); FILMER (62); FOSTER (67); FREY, HARLEY (163); FULLER (204); FUNK, CHRIS (38); GARRISON (42); GRIFFITH (266); GRIFFITHS (66); HALL, MARGARET (121); HAMMEL (24); HANKS (34); HANSEN (33); HATCHER; HATFIELD (243); HEMMER (4); HOBBS (85); HOLTZ (19); HOPKINS (68); HUNT (4); HUSTON (2); HYCHKA (45); ISMAIL (4); JACKSON (63); JANLE (44); KECK (62); KEPLER (130); KINGMA (4); KLUSMAN (72); GRIFFIN KOEHLER (116); KOHLS; KOSMAN (35); LANDGREBE (129); LANE (472); LOVELL (16); LUHMAN (82); LUZADER (2); MAYES (5); MC CARTHY (34); MC HENRY (67); MC KEE (261); MEEKS, KATHY (4); MILLER, ROB (2); MILLER, BILL R. (136); NELSON (77); NOVAK; PAPE (247); PARK (18); PARKHURST (15); PEARSON (7); PEETERS (4); POST (5); PRITSCHER (17); RAHDERT (105); RUNNELS (145); SANDERSON; SATTERLY; SILVA (249); SMITH, KEITH (48); SMITH, SUSAN (105); ST. JOHN (138); SUDDARTH (44); TEDER, DAN (108); TEDER, LAWRENCE (2); TURLEY (165); TURNER, JANE (126); VERPLANK (431); WADE (87); WALKER (191); WEST (93); and WILEY (247). CONGRATULATIONS to KEITH SMITH who had four years; to JIM KLUSMAN who had six years; to DAN TEDER who had nine years; and to BILL FULLER who had 17 years of 100% attendance at the end of March 2001. Contact GRIFF for lapel pins.


Monday, April 9, 2001: (1) Minutes of the March 12th meeting were approved as distributed; (2) DAVID LANDGREBE, Treasurer, Lafayette Rotary Foundation (LRF), reviewed the third quarter, 1.1.01 to 3.31.01, Treasurer's report; (3) DALE MC HENRY, Club Treasurer, reviewed the Cash Receipts and Disbursements Summary Report for March and Summary Comparison for Year-to-Date Income and Expenses through the end of the third quarter, 7.1.00 to 3.3.01 versus 7.1.99 to 3.31.00; Noted that the $1,400.00 this year for enrollment fees represents 35 new members who have paid their dues as of March 31st compared to the $600.00 last year for 15 new members; The $4,311.00 in contributions to the LRF and the RI Foundation reflects an increase of $2,406.00; Club has received an explanatory memorandum and a 10-page FAQ/s report from RI regarding the new general liability insurance program which will be effective July 1, 2001 and mandatory for all US Rotary Clubs, coverage appears to be equal to or better than the coverage currently purchased through District 6560; and as a part of DALE's report, DAVE LUHMAN, Co-Chair, "Singing for Greater Lafayette", reported that 526 tickets were sold (239 - $50.00, 118 - $30.00, and 169 - $15.00), there was $29,960.00 in ticket sales and contributions, and $6,501.95 contributed directly to Habitat for Humanity; (4) Board approved the special membership request of Phil Klinger, former Lafayette Rotarian, now a member of Anderson Rotary Club, who will be retiring to Lafayette June 1, 2001, with classification RELIGION—Christianity-Protestantism, sponsor, BILL HATFIELD, to rejoin the Lafayette Rotary Club; (5) BOB GARRISON, Chair, Funds Request Committee (Committee), reported that the Committee had received three requests for funding from the LRF, but due to requests not meeting Committee criteria were not recommended for funding; (6) KEITH SMITH reported that the Task Force had met and heard a review of the Personnel Committee's meeting from President DAN; spent considerable time discussing the value to the Club of a Finance Committee and whether to recommend formation of such a Committee to the Board; and Spent some time discussing the value of an Operations Committee for the Club; (7) President DAN reported that the Personnel Committee had met and was reviewing the Executive Director/Secretary job description and dividing duties into either an executive or clerical category; (8) BOB GARRISON, Chair, Membership Retention Committee, presented the following plans for this year's New Member Reception (Reception) which the Board approved, i.e. Reception will be from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2001, University Inn Conference Center and Suites; Special invitations will be mailed to all of this year's new members and to new members who were unable to attend last year's Reception; Special invitations will be sent to sponsors of each new member requesting the sponsor the new member and encourage them to attend; Room setup, menu, and beverage selection will be the same as last year; and Estimated cost of the activity will be between $500.00 and $600.00; (9) BOB GARRISON proposed and the Board approved that future Receptions be held on the third Thursday in March; (10) There were no reports from the Senior Directors of the four Avenues of Service; (11) Board approved a new major classification of "COMMUNITY SERVICE" to allow for broader membership representation; and (12) Meeting adjourned at approximately 6:05 p.m. Next Club Board meeting is 5:15 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2001, Cinergy PSI Community Room.


Wednesday, April 11, 2001: (1) Minutes of the February 14, 2001 meeting were approved as distributed (No Board meeting in March 2001); (2) DAVID LANDGREBE, Treasurer, LRF, reviewed the third quarter, 1.1.01 to 3.31.01, Treasurer's Report; (3) HOWARD DIESSLIN, Chair, Investment Committee, made a brief report regarding LRF's mutual funds; (4) GRIFF and DALE MC HENRY reported on the Club Board's meeting of Monday, April 9th; (5) Board approved paying 50% of the Directors, Club and Foundation, liability premium; (6) Officers for the 2001-2002 year and Chair, Investment Committee, two-year term, to be determined at the May Board meeting; (7) Balance of meeting spent discussing the LRF's presentation to the Club on Tuesday, May 15, 2001; and (8) Meeting adjourned at approximately 5:30 p.m. Next LRF Board meeting is 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, 2001, Huth Thompson LLP Building Conference Room.

PROGRAM (April 24, 2001)

President DAN introduced RAY KAVANAUGH, April Program Coordinator, who in turn introduced Dr. Alastair Morrison who made an interesting presentation regarding global and national importance of tourism. Dr. Morrison noted that tourism is rapidly developing worldwide, i.e., European countries are still dominant; US ranks #2 in arrivals behind FRANCE; CHINA has climbed to #5 in world arrivals; Russia, Poland, and Hungary have gained prominence; and VIETNAM and IRAN among those with the strongest growth in 1999 to 2000. He listed economic benefits of tourism as creation of jobs worldwide; income through traveler's expenditures; generate tax revenues for all levels; important "invisible export" for countries; proves economic diversification; and has a multiplier effect. Dr. Morrison then presented a video entitled "Tourism Works for America" followed by an offering of a significant number of statistics verifying the importance of tourism nationally and worldwide. He closed by noting new trends in tourism as being growth, special interest (adventure), cruise, cultural travel, and education travel, with special interest (adventure) and cruise having the fastest growth.

INDIANA BUSINESS COLLEGE (IBC) GUEST: Jay Schooler, guest of the Club, was hosted by STAN MITHOEFER. Jay will graduate in June from IBC with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. He is currently working at Wabash National Corporation and taking classes. President DAN presented a certificate of recognition and a Rotary travel mug (Four-Way Test on it) to Jay.

SPECIAL GUEST: Seungseok Oh, Ambassadorial Scholar from the REPUBLIC OF KOREA, guest of the Club and hosted/introduced by his Host Counselor, GORDY YOUNG. Seungseok who is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Electrical Engineering will be taking his Ph.D. orals this summer.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - GENE HILLS and GORDY YOUNG; Greeting by CHRISTIE SMITH; Invocation by JIM HOBBS; Singing led by KAREN JOHSON-HOFFMANN; Rotary Piano by REX KEPLER; and Free Meals Drawing - MIKE KOSMAN and FAE SPURLOCK.

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