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Ripples - June 19, 2001

Volume 85, Number 49 - June 19, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (June 26, 2001)

Lawrence P. DeBoer, Jr., Professor of Agricultural Economics, Purdue, will speak on "Indiana Property Tax: Where We Are, Where Are We Going?" Dr. DeBoer joined the staff at Purdue in l984, and has B.A. degree (1978) from Earlham, and M.A. (1981) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees from Syracuse. Dr. DeBoer will be introduced by OSCAR HOPKINS, President Elect and Program Coordinator for the month of June.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - DICK KOHLS, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and STEVE HICKMAN, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - TRACIE HUGHES; Invocation - JOHN CARPENTER; and Music - KATHY MEEKS.

CLUB CONCERNS

Prior to the invocation today, President DAN TEDER, requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: BOB FIELDS (Talked with BOB this p.m., he got home last Friday, June 15th, after 3-1/2 weeks in the hospital, getting better slowly); BOB HIATT; JOHN and EUDORA MC KEE; ED PAGE is still at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (LEW RUNNELS reported that ED is still quite ill with a respiratory condition – please no visitors), Dirk Reif, son of BARB; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.

PLEASE NOTE: Committee listings on the back of "Ripples" are going to Lafayette Printing on Friday a.m., June 22nd, to print a six-month supply for July – December 2001. Committee chairs who wish to confirm or add to their committees must contact GRIFF prior to Friday a.m., office or residence, or listings will remain as they now appear.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY to JO WADE on the death of her mother at 4:54 p.m., Saturday, June 16, 2001, in George Davis Manor.

CONGRATULATIONS to LIZ SOLBERG ("Leader" picture) who became the latest Rotarian to be featured as a "Lafayette Leader" in the series of "profile" articles by Lillian Price. This is a most easy reading article about LIZ and her family, it's almost like having her sitting in the room with you - so typical of her. Congratulations to a very deserving person to be recognized in this manner for her many contributions to our community.

HAM (AMATEUR) RADIO OPERATORS?: If any Rotarian is a ham/amateur radio operator, or knows of someone who is, please contact BOB MEYER, Major, Salvation Army (Amateur Call – KAOVZP). The Salvation Army is looking for someone in the Tippecanoe County area to serve as a radio liaison in time of a major disaster, hopefully not locally, and to relay radio traffic in event an occurrence would take place in some other region of the USA or world.

CARD/CORRESPONDENCE from ELEANOR HOWELL, spouse of deceased FOREST…Dear Members of the Rotary Club…Thank you for the wonderful meal and the special remembrance of FOREST. It was a wonderful and much appreciated experience…Sincerely…ELEANOR HOWELL

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION delegate voting credentials were provided to BILL HATFIELD and OSCAR HOPKINS who will be representing the Club at the Convention in San Antonio, TX next week. Our Club is entitled to six delegate votes, i.e., one vote for each 50 members or major fraction thereof based on membership as of December 31st (Club membership was 281 on that date); therefore, BILL and OSCAR will each have three votes.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER

J. PHILLIP KLINGER (PHIL) with classification RELIGION—Christianity-Protestantism, was introduced by his sponsor BILL HATFIELD. PHIL, retired United Methodist minister, and his spouse, NANCY, are the parents of two sons, both of whom are college professors, have two grandchildren, and reside at 2523 Nottingham Place, West Lafayette 47906-5022 - telephone 497-4370. NANCY is a retired elementary teacher, Klondike Elementary School. PHIL is hardly a new member as he joined our Club back on January 10, 1984 and was a member for several years before moving to Anderson where he was a Rotarian for six years. PHIL noted that he was available for golfing, fishing, and general talking, and moved back to the Greater Lafayette area for two reasons, i.e., closer for use of season tickets and closer to his cemetery plot.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION COMMITTEE MESSAGE from JIM TURLEY, Committee Chair: The Rotary International Foundation Year ends on June 30th. The Lafayette Rotary Club International Foundation Committee is urging each Rotarian to consider a year-end gift to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. Use a contribution of $100.00 to start your Paul Harris Sustaining Membership, or add to/complete a Paul Harris Fellow. Make your checks payable to the "The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International" and provide specific information in the memo section of your check. Send to DAVE LANDGREBE who will record the contribution and send your check on to Rotary International. Please try to do this quickly to give DAVE time to forward to Rotary International in time to get Rotary year-end credit for you and our Club.

ROTARIANS CONSIDERING PROPOSAL OF A NEW MEMBER: Next Tuesday, June 26th, immediately after the regular Club meeting, MARTHA CHISCON will be conducting a Rotary Information Session; potential candidate(s) must attend such a Session in order to be better informed and make a decision whether to become a member. Currently there are four candidates waiting to attend such a Session. Contact GRIFF if you planning to nominate an individual to become a Rotarian.

SMALL GROUP DINNERS: Future dates/locations of 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. Cost is $8.00 per person and reservations should be made with JANE TURNER or GRIFF.

MAKEUPS: BOB FEUER, Daybreak (three times).

PROGRAM (June 19, 2001)

President DAN introduced OSCAR HOPKINS, who in turn introduced Prof. Otto Doering, who made a most interesting presentation. Prof. Doering provided a great deal of information, in a most articulate manner, about the CA power crisis, as well as detailed information regarding the pluses and minuses of coal, natural gas and nuclear power generation. He feels that nuclear power is the cleanest, but cost of construction is the problem. If you should have an opportunity to hear Prof. Doering make a presentation regarding energy problems, you should take advantage of it. Prof. Doering, in lieu of a Rotary brass wheel, requested that $10.00 be donated, in his name, to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation.

VISITING ROTARIANS: Jim Backoff, Daybreak; and George Sheffler, Quartzsite, AZ. Jim Backoff, former Lafayette Rotarian, Treasurer of the Lafayette Rotary Foundation for several years prior to DAVE LANDGREBE, and currently a Daybreak member, has moved to Las Vegas, NV, but will be coming back to the Greater Lafayette area once about every three months.

VISITORS: DORTHA OSMUN, guest and spouse of JOHN; Christine Mott (Daughter of former Lafayette Rotarian, Steve; has just completed her first year at the Air Force Academy), guest of GENE COURTANEY; and Gari Mparutsa (Last year a Rotary Exchange Student at Rockford, IL; now a Purdue student in the School of Management, Purdue), guest of the Club and hosted/introduced by SUSAN HYCHKA.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - DICK KOHLS, JOHN CARPENTER and STEVE HICKMAN; Greeting by GREG REGER; Invocation by GORDON KINGMA; Singing led by KATHY MEEKS; Rotary Piano by REX KEPLER; and Free Meals Drawing - ED PAGE and NORM RITTER.

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