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Ripples - May 8, 2001

Volume 85, Number 43 May 8, 2001


The Tuesday, May 15th, program will be a "panel program" presented by the Lafayette Rotary 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 related courses at Krannert; and JIM KLUSMAN, Executive Director, Greater Lafayette Community Foundation.

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 - KATHY MEEKS; Music - CORKY MITCHELL; and High School Guests (West Lafayette) hosted by GIL SATTERLY.


NEW MEMBER RECEPTION (Reception), 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., Thursday, May 17th, Salon A, University Inn Conference Center and Suites (University Inn); invitations have been sent to members and guests of the 1999-2000 Class who became members after last year's Reception held February 25, 2000; members and guests of the 2000-2001 Class, sponsors and guests of these members, and Club and Foundation Directors and guests. These individuals are requested to RSVP to GRIFF (494-7218 - Office; 474-5596 - Residence; or e-mail hgriff1@gte.net ) by Monday, May 14th, so that a number of guests may be given to the University Inn for hors d'oeuvres, wines, and sodas.

SHOTS NOT SPOTS: FRITZ COHEN, Chair, Community Service Projects Committee, noted in a recent e-mail that Donella Carter, County Nurse, indicated that the recent Shots Not Spots immunization drive held on March 27th provided 194 immunizations to kindergartners and 1st graders. FRITZ has certificates of appreciation for Rotarians who assisted, they were listed in the April 3rd issue of "Ripples."


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: 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 corrections 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.

SMALL GROUP DINNERS (Dinner), 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 6th at FRED and JAN ANDERSON's home. Cost is $8.00 per person, please make reservation by contacting JANE TURNER or GRIFF by Tuesday, June 5th.


PROGRAM (May 8, 2001)

THE ROTARY VARSITY GLEE CLUB ANNUAL DINNER was another outstanding success thanks to DAVE BOUGH, Club Vice President, and Chair, Annual Dinner Committee, and Committee members BRIAN BREED; LEONA COHEN; JON HUSTON; JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER; TIM KNUPPEL; DALE MC HENRY; KATHY MEEKS; GREG NAPIER; PARKIE PARKHURST; BARRIE SIMPSON; STEVE STUCKY; and PAUL ZIEMER. DAVE, as evening host, noted that: (1) This event is created to celebrate a Club whose members believe in "Service Above Self", and who support that belief with activities that improve the well being of others here and around the world; and, (2) The theme of this 85th Annual Dinner is that of our International President Frank Devlyn - "Create Awareness, Take Action" and it is hoped that this evening will inform, create that awareness, and intensify your sense of pride in the ideals of Rotary Service. Prior to the invocation by KEN EWING, the audience was requested to pause for a moment and remember Rotarians who have died since the last Dinner: ROBERT L. HOGUE, spouse MARTHELLEN, died 6.16.00, a 43-year member; MARVIN W. PHILLIPS, spouse BARBARA, died 9.23.00, 29-year member of Rotary; YELVERTON B. (YB) HALL, spouse JANE, died 12.19.00, 42-year member of Rotary with 41 years and six months of 100% attendance, Paul Harris Fellow (PHF), and Golden Plus Level; HAROLD B. TAYLOR, died 1.5.01, 42-year member of Rotary with 36 years of 100% attendance, Past President 1971-72, Past District Governor 1975-76, four PHFs, and Diamond Level; and FOREST W. HOWELL, spouse ELEANOR, died 2.13.01, 20-year Rotarian, and honorary member at time of his death. Following dinner, DAVE introduced Club officers and special guests: (1) BRIAN BREED, Director, Purdue Musical Organizations (PMO); Charles "Chuck" Bragg, District Governor, Rotary International District 6560 (RC of Fishers) and spouse, Karen; Bill McFadden, District Governor Elect, Rotary International District 6560 (RC of Carmel) and spouse, Judy Ford; Past District Governor (1999-00) Jerry Erskine and spouse, Marge; and Past District Governor (1998-99) BILL HATFIELD; and Nadine Laswell, President, and Dr. and Mrs. William Border, from the Fowler Club; (2) Spouses of deceased Rotarians JEAN AMRINE (HAROLD); JANET BRADSHAW (JOHN); MARY GRAHAM (TOM); ELEANOR HOWELL (FOREST); BARBARA KAMPEN (EMERSON); BETTY KURTZ (ROYCE); SYLVIA LEVINSON (BERT); BARBARA PHILLIPS (MARVIN); MAXINE TREECE (LYN); MARY MOORE (BRUCE); and ALICE WRIGHT (EV);(3) Current and former Ambassadorial Scholars from ARGENTINA - Rodolfo Bongiovanni and spouse, Valeria; from JAPAN Hiroaki Watanabe and spouse; Yuko Fukuchi; and Masayoshi Shimo; and from the REPUBLIC OF KOREA - Wootae Jeong; Dae Young Kim and spouse, Mi-jin; Jae-joon Kim and spouse,Jeeyoun Lee; Jae-ho Kwak and spouse,Jan Park; Chun-ki Kwon; and Seungseok Oh; (4) Noted the Host Counselors of the Ambassadorial Scholars: AL and MARTHA CHISCON; RAY KAVANAUGH; TOM SCHMIDT; JIM TURLEY; TERRY WEST; and GORDON YOUNG; and (5) Nicholas Saadah, our 2002-03 District Ambassadorial Scholar who will be going to FRANCE. The audience was asked to view the program and note the names of New Rotarians since the last Dinner; contributors to the various levels of the Lafayette Rotary Foundation, i.e., Double Diamond, Diamond, Golden Plus, and Golden Service; and PHFs, members who have made contributions of at least $1,000.00 to The Rotary International Foundation. There were several highlights of the evening: (1) Awarding of the 2000-2001 Rotarian-of-the-Year Award to BETTY NELSON who was nominated by HOWARD DIESSLIN and JIM KLUSMAN; (2) VALERIE BROCK, spouse of BOB, receiving the Club's 188th PHF recognition from JIM TURLEY, Chair, International Foundation Committee, JIM presented VALERIE her PHF certificate, medallion, and lapel pin; and, in addition, presented BOB a PHF lapel pin, with two sapphire stones, which is symbolic of his contribution of three PHF awards; (3) BOB FORD recognizing the five senior members of the Varsity Glee Club Matt Buelt, Curt Edmondson, Nick Hagemeier, Eric Steele, and Steve Van Scoyoc by presenting them each an engraved Rotary brass wheel; and presenting Rotary's "Service Above Self" award (engraved Cross pen and pencil set in a specially designed walnut case) to Curt Edmondson; and (4) Another outstanding performance by the Purdue Varsity Glee Club under the direction of BRIAN BREED, and accompanied by Assistant Director, Jonathan Swoboda, at the piano; outstanding performances by individuals, groups, and the Glee Club. It was a most enjoyable evening!

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