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Ripples - July 3, 2001

Volume 87, Number 1 - July 3, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (July 10, 2001)

CIVIC THEATRE AT 70 - THE CELEBRATION SEASON: This year the Monon Depot is 100; Civic Theatre is 70; Civic Youth Theatre is 15; Civic's home has been the Monon Depot for 20 years; and Civic Under the Stars (CUTS) at the County Amphitheater is now in its fifth year; therefore, a glimpse at how usage of this community outdoor venue has increased would seem a logical tie-in. With State Fair, the "BIG" show of this summer's CUTS, scheduled to open July 13th at the Amphitheater, this timing would seem to be an ideal fit. JIM HANKS will be the moderator, and will introduce SUSAN KISINGER, John David Collier, and SUE EILER, spouse of ED.

NOTE: Next week's "Ripples", July 10th issue, will not be electronically sent, but will be bulk mailed to all Rotarians.

NOTE: Committee assignments for the 2001-2002 Rotary Year are on the back of this issue of "Ripples." Please check to see your committee(s) assignments and become involved. If your name is not listed and you wish to be involved, please contact GRIFF with your preferences, the appropriate committee chair will be notified. Should your name be spelled incorrectly, or you are listed on a committee that you do not wish to participate, please contact GRIFF, that correction will be made when the next six-month "Ripples" supply is ordered in early December. Rotary needs your assistance and hopefully you need Rotary's assistance.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - MARTHA CHISCON, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and FRANCIS PRITSCHER, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - PAUL POST; Invocation - KEN EWING; and Music - BOB MEYER.

CLUB CONCERNS

Prior to the invocation today, President DAN TEDER requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: BOB FIELDS; BOB HIATT; JOHN and EUDORA MC KEE; ED PAGE (LEW RUNNELS reported that ED is still quite ill and will soon be moved to Home Hospital for different treatment - please no visitors); VAN PEETERS, spouse of RAY (RAY called this a.m. to relate that VAN has had surgery and at Home Hospital - please no visitors); Dirk Reif, son of BARB; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY to ADRIENNE and DAVE BOUGH on the recent death of ADRIENNE's mother in PA.

CORRESPONDENCE from BOB FIELDS…What a pleasant surprise - a lovely and colorful azalea plant made our day cheerful. Thanks, Rotary, for the plant, thoughts, and best wishes. Sincerely FAYE and BOB FIELDS

CORRECTION: In the item, "Club Board Meeting Notes of Monday, June 11, 2001", it was noted that…Lafayette Rotary Foundation Treasurer would reimburse the Club for expenses incurred, $7,475.81; that figure should be $4,475.81 since the PMO expenses upon arrival would be forwarded to Habitat for Humanity for payment. Thanks SUSAN SMITH for calling that to the Editor's attention.

CORRESPONDENCE from former Rotarian, Elaine Cue, who is now running a school, Cecils College, Asheville, NC, and wants to join the Rotary Club there. Her home address and telephone are 168 Johnston Boulevard, Asheville, NC 28806 - telephone (828) 255-8005.

MEMBERSHIP PROPOSAL: MARTHA CHISCON, Membership Education & Information Committee, conducted a new member Rotary Information Session, 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 26th. One candidate expressed an interest in becoming a member of the Club: Judith Rhodes, Clerk-Treasurer, City of West Lafayette, sponsor GRIFF. If no written objections are received within seven days and Rotary committee selection sheet is completed, Judy will be eligible for introduction to the Club on or after July 10th.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

"SHOTS NOT SPOTS": "Shots Not Spots" is scheduled for Wednesday, August 8th, Tippecanoe County Fair Grounds (Home Ec Building), and volunteers are needed. There are four spots: 10:00 a.m.–Noon (Need five volunteers/have four) – BOB ADAMS; GREG EBERHARD; JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER and Madison Koehler; and JOHN TROTT; Noon–2:00 p.m. (Need four volunteers/have four) – JOHN CARPENTER; GENE HILLS; PAUL POST; and FRANCIS PRITSCHER; 2:00–4:00 p.m. (Need four volunteers/have five) - MARTHA and AL CHISCON; JIM FUNK; BARB HANSEN; and JOE KRAUSE; 4:00–6:00 p.m. (Need five volunteers/have three) – ELAINE ELLISON; JIM FOSTER; and LEW RUNNELS. Sign up sheet will be on the bulletin board in back of luncheon room.

SMALL GROUP DINNERS (Dinner) on Wednesday, July 11th , at ELAINE ELLISON's condo, and Wednesday, August 8th, at CHRIS and JACKIE FUNK's home are full. The next Dinner is Thursday, September 6th, with KEN EWING; please contact JANE TURNER or GRIFF if you are interested in "dining with KEN."

PLEASE CONTINUE to be on the lookout for Lafayette Adult Reading Academy (LARA) space; LARA is in need of 12,000 square feet and at least 100 parking spaces. If you have any ideas regarding this amount of space, please contact JoAnn Vorst at 476-2920.

MAKEUPS: TIP TYLER, Madras Chenna Patna, INDIA; TIP brought a banner back from Madras Chenna Patna.

JULY BIRTHDAY TABLE: SUSAN SMITH and KIRK CLARK, Co-Chairs, announced that Rotarians with birthdays in July contributed, thus far, $1,525.00 to Habitat for Humanity, Lafayette Rotary Foundation, and The Rotary International Foundation.

PROGRAM (July 3, 2001)

PRESIDENT DAN closed his year by thanking Immediate Past President GENE COURTANEY and his father, Past President (1978-1979) LAWRENCE TEDER, for their counsel/assistance; recognizing Club Officers and Directors who had been so helpful; noting his major goals of fellowship, mentoring, and increasing membership; and listing several Club activities and cited Rotarians who had Chaired them. He then wished President OSCAR well, indicated that the Rotary Club was now his responsibility, and handed him the gavel.

PRESIDENT OSCAR presented Immediate Past President DAN his new Past President badge, diamond lapel pin, and Club President wall plaque (his bound copy of this year's "Ripples" was still at Lafayette Printing, but will be presented later). Then, JIM TURLEY, Chair, International Foundation Committee, presented Immediate Past President DAN with his second Paul Harris Fellow Award (certificate, medallion, and lapel pin), sponsored anonymously in memory of HAROLD MICHAEL.

PRESIDENT OSCAR then presented his goals for the 2001-2002 Rotary Year:

  • Demonstrate "Mankind is Our Business" (Theme of Rotary International President, Richard D. King);
  • Continue development of "Singing for Greater Lafayette";
  • Encourage new member development;
  • Assist building the "Rotary/PMO Habitat" house;
  • Support Lafayette and International Foundations;
  • Involve every member in a Rotary activity;
  • Insure that Rotary is a fun and rewarding experience; and
  • End Tuesday meetings at 1:00 p.m.

More about President OSCAR's presentation in future "Ripples."

VISITORS: ELEANOR HANNEMANN (today was her birthday), spouse of BOB; BEVERLY HOPKINS, spouse of President OSCAR; DIANA PENNELL (school teacher at Klondike), spouse of STEVE; Sherm Kessler (Farmer and former Trustee of Purdue), guest of BETTY NELSON; and Pat Coyle-Rogers (Assistant Professor and Director, Continuing Education, School of Nursing), guest of LINDA SIMUNEK.

SPECIAL GUEST: Chun-Ki Kwon, Ambassadorial Scholar from ROK, hosted/introduced by his Host Counselor, GORDON COPPOC. Chun-Ki is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - MARTHA CHISCON, and FRANCIS PRITSCHER; Greeting by PAUL POST; Invocation by KEN EWING; Singing led by BOB MEYER; Rotary Piano by HARLEY FREY; and Free Meals Drawing - DAVID BOUGH and BARRIE SIMPSON.

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