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Ripples - May 22, 2001

Volume 85, Number 45 - May 22, 2001


Rotarian DOUG TAYLOR, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette, will speak on "Habitat for Humanity in Haiti." DOUG will be introduced by BETTY SUDDARTH, Program Coordinator for May.

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 - BETTY DOVERSBERGER; Music - CORKY MITCHELL; and a vocational student guest from either Indiana Business College or Ivy Tech State College (Normally a vocational student would be guest on the 4th Tuesday; however, due to the conflict with Jefferson High School's closing next week, the Tuesdays were exchanged).


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

SPECIAL RECOGNITION of REX KEPLER: BOB GRIFFITHS, representing the Music Committee, noted the many many years of REX's weekly meeting the musical needs, via the piano, of the various song leaders, and then asked those who have been involved with Club music and who were present to form a line across the front of the room (JOHN BARRETT; BOB FORD; HARLEY FREY; HANLY HAMMEL; DAVE LUHMAN; KATHY MEEKS; CORKY MITCHELL; SUSAN SMITH; and BOB VERPLANK) and pass the appreciation/recognition plaque down to REX, seated at the piano. REX then played, and BOB led the Club, in singing Rotary's "Smile" song. REX received a much deserved and very long-standing ovation.

JOHN MC KEE was awarded honorary status in the Club by an unanimous Board of Directors vote at its meeting, Monday, May 14th. JOHN, nominated by two members of the Board, more than met the Club's criteria for honorary status, i.e. has been a Rotarian for 62 years (10 years at Washington, 37 years at Attica-Williamsport, and 15 years in our Club); Past President of Attica-Williamsport Club; 1960-61 Past District Governor while a member of Attica-Williamsport; JOHN and spouse, EUDORA, are both Paul Harris Fellows; and JOHN is currently at the Participant Level in the Lafayette Foundation. Members at the honorary status do not pay Club dues and are provided a subscription to "The Rotarian." JOHN had prepaid his dues for the year and donated those to the Lafayette Foundation. While talking with JOHN, was sorry to learn that his diabetic condition keeps him quite confined at Westminster Village (only trips to the drugstore and doctor's office), and that EUDORA has been suffering a great deal with shingles for over one month. I am sure that both JOHN and EUDORA would appreciate cards.

JANE HALL, spouse of deceased YB, has been in Home Hospital for about one week with pneumonia.

CORRECTION TO LAST WEEK'S "RIPPLES" - KATHY MEEKS offered the invocation last week, Tuesday, May 22nd.

CORRESPONDENCE from JANET BRADSHAW, spouse of deceased 1980-81 Past President, JOHN, and ALICE WRIGHT, spouse of deceased 1958-59 Past President, EV, thanking the Club for inviting them to the Annual Dinner. Both indicated how much they enjoyed the fellowship, the delicious food, the Glee Club, and the beautiful rose.


Congratulations to BILL ANDREWS; ED EILER; KATHY MEEKS; and BILL J. MILLER who have reached the Golden Service Level (Those having given $1,000.00 but less than $2,500.00). Thank you so much for your Foundation support. 

STUDENT GUESTS COMMITTEE: Today ends the 2000-2001 Rotary year high school student guests program. Thanks to KEN EWING, Committee Chair, and members of the Committee for their efforts in hosting student guests.

Tim Knuppel; Mike Sanders; and Daniel Taylor have resigned from Rotary.


YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING, TOM GREGORY, Chair, scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 29th, Tailgate Lounge (Across from registration desk), University Inn Conference Center and Suites (University Inn); members are listed on back of "Ripples."

LAST CALL!!! Pictures and corrected information for the 2001-2002 Pictorial Directory (Directory) are needed immediately. Editor will be forwarding received corrected information, i.e., addresses, titles, telephone numbers, FAX numbers, and e-mail numbers to CHRIS FUNK after next Tuesday's, May 29th, Club meeting in order to meet an early July Directory completion date. 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. Remember, new pictures, if desired, contact CHRIS, and corrected information needs to be given to GRIFF by next Tuesday, May 29th.

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 22, 2001)

President DAN introduced BETTY SUDDARTH, who in turn introduced Sharon Wood, Executive Director, Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Inc. (Agency), who made a most interesting presentation; Agency serves an eight county area (Benton, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White). Sharon presented several examples of how the Agency meets its mission: To foster a better quality of life for individuals, families and communities. The Agency will maximize and make the best use of all financial and human resources, with compassion and respect for the dignity of each individual served and with stewardship that reflects the Agency's commitment to accountability, integrity and quality services.

VISITING ROTARIAN: Peter Neidecker, Englewood, CO - Peter is married to a descendant of the Berlovitz family (Julius Berlovitz lived in Lafayette from about 1890 until his death in 1933 and owned a 1900-acre farm at 500 E and McCarty Lane) which donated a 20-acre wooded portion to the Lafayette Parks Foundation (became Lafayette's 17th and newest park) in memory of the Berlovitz family. BUTCH HANCOCK, President of the Lafayette Parks Foundation and VICKI MAYES, Superintendent, Lafayette Parks & Recreation Department, were a part of the delegation at the dedication which was featured, with picture, on the front page of the Monday evening, May 21st issue of the "Journal and Courier."

VISITORS: GREGG HELGESEN, spouse of MARNE; Kirby Kalbaugh (Director of Sales, Homewood Suites), and Bob Pressler (Sales Manager, Homewood Suites), guest of FAYE COLE; Leo Farrell (President, The Copy Print Shop), guest of HANS NAUMANN; and Mary Fuqua (Immediate Past President, Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Inc. and Retired Associate Dean, School of Consumer Family Sciences), and Phyllis Windle (Realtor, The Shook Agency), guests of BETTY SUDDARTH.

JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Jessica Meyers and Brian Bombassaro were guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by KEN EWING. President DAN presented certificates of recognition, information brochures about Ambassadorial Scholarships for future reference, and Rotary travel mugs (Four-Way Test on them) to Jessica and Brian.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JIM HOBBS and DAVE SATTLER substituting for JOHN SANDERSON; Invocation by HANS NAUMANN; Singing led by BOB GRIFFITHS; Rotary Piano by REX KEPLER; and Free Meals Drawing - LE ROY SILVA and NORBERT WELCH.

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