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Volume 85, Number 42 - May 1, 2001



Tuesday evening, May 8, 2001 is the Lafayette Rotary Club's Annual Dinner with the Purdue Varsity Glee Club, directed by Rotarian BRIAN BREED. Please remember that the Dinner is in the Grand Ballroom of the University Inn Conference Center and Suites. There will be a cash bar beginning at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Glee Club members, as in the past few years, will be joining us for dinner with one or two Glee Club members at each table - be sure to save one or two seats at your table for Glee Club members. Rotary name badges and check-in sheet will be located at the entrance of the Grand Ballroom; provision will be made to complete badges for spouses and/or special guests. Tickets, $25.00 per person, will be available until 12:00 noon, Thursday, May 3rd, need to provide the University Inn with a meal number; contact DALE MC HENRY at 474-2348 or GRIFF at 494-7218 - Office or 474-5596 - Residence. With prior notice, reservation of tables of six can be arranged.


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 BETTY DOVERSBERGER, Chancellor, Ivy Tech State College, who will receive a honorary degree, Doctor of Education, from Purdue during commencement ceremonies in May.

MARCH 100% LISTING: TOM SCHMIDT should have been listed as having 269 months of 100% attendance through March 2001.

NEW MEMBER RECEPTION, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., Thursday, May 17th, University Inn; invitations have been sent to members of the 1999-2000 class who became members after last year's Reception held February 25, 2000; members of the 2000-2001 class, sponsors of these members, and Club and Foundation Directors.

ROTARY's 2001 COUNCIL ON LEGISLATION (COL) has been convened as of Sunday, April 22nd in Chicago, IL, with Kenneth Keene, Past District Governor - 1993-1994, representing District 6560. PDG Keene reports that the COL is convening in Chicago to reshape Rotary for the future. Delegates from every Rotary District around the world have gathered for the single purpose of enacting changes in policies and procedures, some 1,400 proposals were proposed and COL requested to consider 622 that will affect every Club. He has been making regular reports to BILL HATFIELD, who has E-mailed them to the Editor. The following are some of the approved changes which the Editor feels you may find interesting: (1) Types of membership have been reduced to "active" and "honorary"; (2) Club now permitted to cancel up to four meetings per year, in addition to holiday observances, but no more than three of these may be consecutive; (3) Club may officially grant makeup credit for attending a Club sponsored community event or meeting or a Club Board or service committee meeting; (4) A Club's Board may determine the conditions and circumstances under which a member's absence may be excused; (5) New Clubs may be organized in the same locality as another existing Club without seeking permission of that Club; (6) Clubs are now precluded from limiting membership based on gender; (7) Future COL meetings must be held in the vicinity of RI World Headquarters to save costs; (8) Expenses for future COL representatives will be met by collecting $1.00 per Rotary year; (9) RI Board has been asked to consider "Youth Service" as a fifth Avenue of Service; (10) Duties of District Governors have been changed to get in line with language of district leadership plan; (11) Automatic termination of membership has been removed for missing four consecutive meetings and failing to attend 60% of the regular meetings (Club boards now will notify offending members that they are in jeopardy of being terminated); and (12) Regular meetings now can be cancelled for reason of any member's death.

RESUME OF ADOPTED LEGISLATION - 2001 Council on Legislation of Rotary International is available, courtesy of BILL HATFIELD. If you would like a copy, contact GRIFF.

Bob Beck, John Dubberley, and Dean Stuckey have resigned from Rotary. Dean noted in a letter that he is retiring and will be leaving the community shortly and that it seemed like the appropriate time to resign. Further, that he enjoyed his time here and wished everyone well in the future.


STILL TIME, BUT NOT MUCH, TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR ANNUAL DINNER: Tickets may still be purchased, $25.00 per person, by contacting DALE MC HENRY (474-2348 - Residence), or GRIFF (494-7218 Office or 474-5596 Residence) by Thursday, May 3rd so that a meal count may given to the University Inn.

PLEASE NOTE: The Tuesday, May 15th Club program will be a "panel program" presented by the Lafayette Rotary Foundation (Foundation) regarding members' questions about - Estate tax credits; Charitable Trusts; Charitable giving, etc. The panel will consist of BOB GRIFFITHS, Vice President and Financial Consultant, Merrill Lynch; JACK HATCHER, CPA, with many years dealing with the public, and now teaching "taxation", as well as other courses, at Krannert; and JIM KLUSMAN, Executive Director, Greater Lafayette Community Foundation. Should you have a specific question regarding the above noted items for possible consideration by the panel, please get them to STEVE THOMPSON or GRIFF by Tuesday, May 8th.

ROTARIANS CONSIDERING PROPOSAL OF A NEW MEMBER: There will be a meeting of the Information Committee (Potential candidate(s) must attend a meeting such as this to learn more about Rotary in order to make a decision whether to become a member) has been scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 15th, Tailgate Lounge (across from the registration desk), University Inn. Contact GRIFF if you plan to have a potential new member attend so that materials may be prepared.

PICTURES FOR 2000-2001 PICTORIAL DIRECTORY (Directory): CHRIS FUNK will soon be starting on the Directory. Should you wish to have a new/different picture, please contact CHRIS some day at Rotary. He is there most every Tuesday taking picture(s) of the program presenters. CHRIS, in lieu of his taking your picture, will accept a picture supplied by you. Also, Directory correction need to be given to GRIFF as soon as possible in order to make the new Directory as up-to-date as possible. Remember, new pictures, if desired, contact CHRIS, and corrected information, contact GRIFF.

PROGRAM (May 1, 2001)

President DAN asked BETTY SUDDARTH, May Program Coordinator, to introduced today's program. BETTY asked DICK GRIPE, good friend and colleague, to introduce Dr. Donald Clayton, Arnett Clinic, who made an interesting power point presentation regarding a recent trip by a group of individuals, acting as ambassadors, with medical supplies, to children in Cuba.


MC CUTCHEON HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Emily Molter and Matt Dildine were guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by DICK GRIPE. President DAN presented certificates of recognition, information brochures about Ambassadorial Scholarships for future reference, and Rotary travel mugs (Four-Way Test on them) to Emily and Matt.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JIM HOBBS and JOHN SANDERSON; Invocation by JEFF DARLING; Singing led by CORKY MITCHELL; Rotary Piano by REX; and Free Meals Drawing DAVID FILMER and DAVID ZIMMERMAN.

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