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Volume 85, Number 46 - May 29, 2001


Rotarian KEVIN O'BRIEN, Executive Director, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, will offer the "Historical Association's Version of the Antique Road Show." KEVIN will be introduced by OSCAR HOPKINS, Program Coordinator for June.

OSCAR HOPKINS, President Elect, and Chair, Program Committee, is the Program Coordinator for June.

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2001: See Above;
  • Tuesday, June 12, 2001: Bill Whittinger, Vectren Energy Delivery, formerly Indiana Gas, "Are You Sure It's Safe To Dig?";
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2001: Otto C. Doering, III, Agricultural Economics, Purdue, "Why We Are Where We Are Today With The Energy Problem";
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2001: Lawrence P. Deboer, Jr., Agricultural Economics, Purdue, "Indiana Property Tax: Where We Are, Where Are We Going?"

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - DICK KOHLS, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m., and STEVE HICKMAN, 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - TOM SCHMIDT; Invocation - CORKY MITCHELL; and Music - KATHY MEEKS.


Prior to the invocation today, President DAN TEDER (President DAN), requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: BOB FIELDS, heard today from BOB FEUER, that BOB FIELDS was in Home Hospital; BOB HIATT; JOHN and EUDORA MC KEE; Dirk Reif, son of BARB; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.


ONE MORE TIME LAST CALL!!! Pictures and corrected information for the 2001-2002 Pictorial Directory (Directory) are needed. Contact CHRIS FUNK regarding pictures, and contact GRIFF regarding Directory information as follows:

  • Is your picture current?
  • Is your business information correct?
  • Do we have your FAX & E-mail number/address?
  • Has your name changed?
  • Is your home address/telephone correct?
  • Have you received a promotion?
  • Is your picture current? (Again)

SMALL GROUP DINNERS (Dinner), 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 6th at FRED and JAN ANDERSON's home; currently have 14 reservations. FRED and JAN indicated that they can accommodate 18; therefore, room for four more. Cost is $8.00 per person, please make reservation by contacting JANE TURNER or GRIFF by Monday, June 4th.

Small Group Dinners are: Wednesday, July 11th , at ELAINE ELLISON's condo - maximum of ten; and Wednesday, August 8th , at CHRIS and JACKIE FUNK's home.

Barbara Neary, spouse of 1990-1991 Past District Governor Ed Neary, died Wednesday, May 16th , at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, after suffering a heart attack on Monday, May 7th.

NEW MEMBER RECEPTION, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., Thursday, May 17th, Salon A, University Inn Conference Center and Suites, for new members of the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 New Member Classes was termed a success by President DAN at the May 22nd Club meeting. Twenty new members (total of 28 including spouses/guest); seven sponsors (11 including spouses); and 15 Club and Foundation Board members (18 including spouses) attended. Prior to and after President DAN's welcome and brief presentation, University Inn provided a neat array of hors d'oeuvres (water chestnut Rumaki, mini quiche, cheese and fruit tray with crackers, Swedish meatballs, franks in blanket, fancy mixed nuts), assorted sodas, and Burlwood Cabernet and Burlwood White Zinfandel wines. Next year and future years the New Member Reception will be held on the third Thursday of March, next year's date will be Thursday, March 21, 2002.

JUNE BIRTHDAY TABLE - First Tuesday of June, Tuesday, June 5, 2001.

JUNE BIRTHDAYS and DATES - CORKY MITCHELL, Chair, June Birthday Table.












































APRIL 100% CLUB: Number indicates months of continuous attendance; no number indicates one month. ADAMS (107); BARRETT (44); BOUGH (4); BRANIGIN (2); BROCK (82); CARPENTER (10); CHISCON, AL (136); CHISCON, MARTHA (128); CLARK (2); COHEN, FRITZ (64); COHEN, LEONA (2); COURTANEY (45); DELL; DIESSLIN (70); DOSTER (5); DOVERSBERGER; ELLISON; EWING (70); FEUER (220); FILMER (63); FOSTER (68); FREY, HARLEY (164); FULLER (205); FUNK, CHRIS (39); GARRISON (43); GRIFFITH (267); GRIFFITHS (67); HALL, MARGARET (122); HAMMEL (25); HANKS (345); HANSEN (34); HATFIELD (244); HEMMER (5); HILLS; HOBBS (86); HOPKINS (69); HUNT (5); HYCHKA (46); ISMAIL (5); JACKSON (64); JANLE (45); KECK (63); KEPLER (131); KLUSMAN (73); GRIFFIN KOEHLER (117); KOHLS (2); KOSMAN (36); LANDGREBE (130); LANE (473); LOVELL (17); LUHMAN (83); MAYES (6); MC CARTHY (35); MC HENRY (68); MC KEE (262); MEEKS, KATHY; MILLER, ROB (3); MILLER, BILL R. (347); MITCHELL (137); NELSON (78); PAPE (248); PARK (19); PARKHURST (16); POST (6); PRITSCHER (18); RAHDERT (106); REEVES-KERNER; RUNNELS (146); SANDERSON (2); SATTERLY (2); SCHMIDT (270); SILVA (250); SMITH, KEITH (49); SMITH, SUSAN (106); ST. JOHN (139); STEVENSON; SUDDARTH (45); TEDER, DAN (109); TEDER, LAWRENCE (3); TROTT; TURLEY (166); TURNER, JANE (127); VERPLANK (432); WADE (88); WALKER (192); WEST (94); WHISTLER; WILEY (248); YOUNG; and ZIEMER. CONGRATULATIONS to MIKE KOSMAN who had three years; to DICK WALKER who had 16 years; and to BOB VERPLANK who had 36 years of 100% attendance at the end of April 2001.



Monday, May 14, 2001: (1) Minutes of the April 8th meeting were approved as distributed; (2) DALE MC HENRY, Club Treasurer, reviewed the Cash Receipts and Disbursements Summary Report for April; Indicated that books for the "Singing for Greater Lafayette" benefit concert on March 24th have not been closed as of this date pending receipt of the Purdue Musical organizations' (PMO) billing, it appears that net proceeds for Habitat for Humanity will be approximately $24,000.00; As of May 1st, 70 members whose dues payments for 5.1.01 - 10.31.01 had not been received, reminder statements were mailed to them on May 2nd, a second statement will be mailed on June 1st to each member who has not paid by May 31st , names of members who have not yet paid by that time will be presented to the Board at its June 11th meeting, and per Board policy, members who have not paid by June 30th will have their membership dropped effective June 30th; Treasurer to meet with the Task Force on May 10th to discuss a recommendation to create a Finance Committee, replace the Budget Committee, to the Board; and A preliminary budget for Fiscal Year July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002, will be presented for the Board's review at the June 11th meeting, and then revised as appropriate for Board's approval at the July 10th meeting (NOTE: In the budget process, the Treasurer is requesting committee budget proposals from chairs of only those committees whose budgets for 2000-2001 were for more than $100.00; this schedule and process worked well last year. Areas in which expenditures have varied the most from year-to-year have been membership, Board and officers, and administration and payroll. Typically, spending under budget for some activities and programs has covered unanticipated higher expenses in other areas.); (3) No Secretary report regarding membership, "Membership Report" was reviewed; (4) No Funds Request Committee report; (5) GARRISON, Chair, Retention Committee, reported that the New Members Reception would be 5:15 - 6:15 p.m., Thursday, May 17th, Salon A, University Inn; (6) Honorary status for JOHN MC KEE was unanimously approved; (7) Board, by consensus, determined that speakers needing "power point" for their presentations will need to provide their own equipment (Cost, in the past, of "power point" equipment to the Club was $150.00 per presentation); (8) ROBERT GRIFFITHS and DAVID LUHMAN, Co-Chairs, PMO/Rotary Service Above Self Committee ("Singing for Greater Lafayette") requested Board approval for the following 2002 "Singing for Greater Lafayette" event: (a) Proposed date Saturday, February 9, 2002; (b) Location - New "Cumberland Place", 3,000 seat conference facility at University Inn; (c) Entertainment - All PMO groups, including PMO Kids Choir, and proposed new PMO Greater Lafayette Youth Choir (recruited from the high schools of Tippecanoe County); (d) Event to be produced by the Rotary/PMO Service Above Self Committee; (e) Proceeds to Club high school scholarships, i.e., facilitate creation of new scholarships or increase amount of current scholarships; (f) Presentation of scholarships by the Scholarship Committee at this event; (g) "Boston Pops" format, including stage-side table seating with meal or light refreshments and general seating; (h) Tickets priced to maximize attendance; (i) Consolidation of Rotary/PMO Service Above Self and PMO Committees; and (j) Designate Club President Elect as permanent Chair of Rotary/PMO Service Above Self Committee ("Singing for Greater Lafayette") - (Board approve all of the above Items except Items f and j which are to be discussed further and recommendation(s) brought back to the Board for approval); (9) Concern was expressed that for the first time, there was no gender equity for this year's Scholarship & Citizenship Program, there were six females and two males, Board approved returning to the previous procedure of gender equity, i.e., one female and one male candidate from each of the five high schools; and (10) OSCAR HOPKINS, President Elect, reported: (a) Work on the Rotary/PMO Habitat House to start on Friday, August 17th; (b) One or two Rotarians are contributing in-kind service toward the House; (c) Soon there will be a workers sign-up circulated for volunteers; and (d) President DAN noted that a committee has been formed which will seek to raise the additional dollars in an attempt to reach the original $44,000.00 goal.


Wednesday, May 16, 2001: (1) Minutes of the April 10th meeting were approved as distributed; (2) LANDGREBE led a discussion regarding money collection/ticket selling records related to "Singing for Greater Lafayette", Secretary directed to contact three agencies to get closure information: (a) PMO; (b) Long Center for the Performing Arts regarding credit card money; and (c) Habitat for Humanity for names/amount donated directly to Habitat for Humanity by Rotarians; (3) HOWARD DIESSLIN, Chair, LRF Investment Committee, was not present to give a quarterly report, but did prepare for distribution a "last nine months, 7.1.00 3.31.01, report with elaboration points; (4) President DAN reviewed the Club Board's May meeting; (5) The LRF presentation at the May 15th Club meeting was reviewed and it was consensus that the program was well received; (6) THOMPSON and TEDER, D. are to formulate a listing of potential subjects related to charitable giving that might be of interest to members to be discussed in greater detail via a small group format, membership to be surveyed with this listing to determine whether any interest; (7)Board felt there would be merit in researching and listing contributions that LRF has made over the years (8) Officers for LRF's 2001-2002 year are: STEVE THOMPSON, President; TOM PEARSON; DAVID LANDGREBE, Treasurer; GRIFF, Secretary; and KEITH SMITH, Chair, Investment Committee (By LRF Bylaws, Chair position of the Investment Committee is limited to one two-year term and this year ends HOWARD DIESSLIN's two-year term as Chair).

WORDS of WISDOM that you might be interested in knowing about: 1. Indecision is the key to flexibility. 2. Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. 3. Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate. 4. All things being equal, fat people use more soap. 5. If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame. 6. By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends. 7. There is always one more imbecile than you counted on. 8. Things are more like they are today than they have ever been before. 9. Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level then beat you with experience. 10. Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious. 11. One-seventh of your life is spent on Monday. 12. Someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world. 13. Key to a happy life: Live like you don't need the money; love like you've never been hurt; and dance as if no one were watching. That's enough!

PROGRAM (May 29, 2001)

President DAN introduced BETTY SUDDARTH, who in turn introduced DOUG TAYLOR who made a most interesting "power point" presentation regarding his observations and involvement, visiting/working, over the years in Haiti. Pictures showed project work of a group of volunteers from the Greater Lafayette area, including visitor, Dr. Jack Kelley, building a school, as well as pictures of family life and conditions that are prevalent in Haiti.

VISITORS: Bill Smith (Retired Professor, Animal Sciences (Purdue), now residing in TX), guest of JIM FOSTER; Greg Reger (Director, Indiana Business College), guest of the Club and introduced by GRIFF; David Lahr (Retired electrician and member of Board of Zoning Appeals), guest of MICHAEL HUNT; Leta Kelley (Community volunteer work) and Jack L. Kelley, M.D. (Surgeon with Arnett Clinic), guests of CHRISTA KECK; Vince Drnevich (Former Head, Civil Engineering, Purdue), guest of BILL LOVELL; Mary Megathlin (Associate Directors, Habitat for Humanity), and Jerry Weedon (Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity), guests of the Club and introduced by DOUG TAYLOR.

INDIANA BUSINESS COLLEGE (IBC) GUEST: Deborah Bradley, guest of the Club, was introduced by President DAN. Deborah resides in Lafayette; will graduate in September 2001 with two majors - Business Administration and Professional Accounting; has been a member of the IBC honor society each quarter since enrolling; and hopes to get an accounting position in the Greater Lafayette Area. President DAN presented a Rotary travel mug (Four-Way Test on it) to Deborah, and indicated that a certificate of recognition would be mailed to her.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JIM HOBBS and JOHN SANDERSON; Invocation by BETTY DOVERSBERGER; Music,("Back Home Again in Indiana", sung by DICK SMITH (here visiting from Santa Fe, NM) with the Club, and led by CORKY MITCHELL (CORKY noted that DICK sang "Back Home Again in Indiana" as a soloist during the opening ceremonies of the 1981Indianapolis 500); Rotary Piano by REX KEPLER; and Free Meals Drawing JOYCE HALL and ROY WHISTLER.

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