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Ripples - August 14, 2001

Volume 87, Number 7 - August 14, 2001

PLEASE NOTE: The Tuesday, August 21st meeting with Coaches Tiller and Hulsmeyer will be at Cumberland Place, the new exhibition hall immediately west of the University Inn Conference Center and Suites. If you are bringing guest(s), please let GRIFF know by Friday, August 17th, so that University Inn can be alerted.

PLEASE NOTE: No Club meeting Tuesday, October 16th. This Club meeting will be a part of the second of these all-service club luncheon meetings, Thursday, October 18th, with Coaches Gene Keady, Purdue Men's Basketball Team, and Kristy Curry, Purdue Women's Basketball Team, as speakers. Noon Kiwanis Club is sponsor of this all-service club luncheon, which will be in the Grand Ballroom, University Inn. 

UPCOMING PROGRAM (August 21, 2001)

In order to preserve the tradition of having Purdue coaches available as guest speakers for Greater Lafayette Area service club luncheons and dinners, and also in an attempt to help the coaches with their hectic schedules; Jay Cooperider, Athletic Relations Director, this year requested the area service clubs to consolidate their plans for Tuesday, August 21, 2001, and Thursday, October 18, 2001. Therefore, next week, Tuesday, August 21st , our Club will host the first of these two all-service club luncheons. Speakers will be Joe Tiller, fifth-year Head Coach, Purdue Football Team, and Jeff Hulsmeyer, third-year Head Coach, Purdue Women's Volleyball Team. Coaches Tiller and Hulsmeyer will be introduced by Rotarian MORGAN BURKE, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics, or Jay Cooperider.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - KIRK CLARK, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and CHRISTY SMITH, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - SANDY ALLENDE; Invocation - JIM HANKS; Music - GREG NAPIER; and Vocational Student Guest from Indiana Business College.

CLUB CONCERNS

Prior to the invocation today, President OSCAR HOPKINS (President OSCAR), requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: BOB FIELDS; BOB HIATT; JOHN and EUDORA MC KEE; ED PAGE; Dirk Reif, son of BARB; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.

TWO CORRECTIONS TO LAST WEEKS "Ripples":

  • The KEN EWING Small Group Dinner date in last week's "Ripples" was confusing, the Dinner is Thursday, September 6th. MARTHA CHISCON and JANE TURNER, Co-Chairs, have reservations for 13; still space for five additional individuals.
  • DALE MC HENRY has resigned as Club Treasurer, effective June 30, 2002, not June 30, 2001; therefore, still plenty of time for someone to volunteer to become Club Treasurer and have time to train with DALE.

PICTORIAL DIRECTORY: CHRIS FUNK has printed the new Directory and it is at a business in Templeton being collated and spiral bound. The Directory should be available for distribution at the Tuesday, August 28th Club meeting.

JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER has a new office address, telephone, FAX, and e-mail, this information in the new Directory, but until that time, the following should be used: Junior Achievement of Greater Lafayette, Jenks Building, Columbian Park, P.O. Box 6644, Lafayette, IN 47903-6644 telephone 449-1630; FAX 449-0571; and e-mail .

CORRESPONDENCE from HANS NAUMANN: Have not yet had time to look up the local Rotary chapter but in the meantime, for the record, here's my new address, telephone number, and e-mail: 9517 East Sunridge Drive, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248-5915 telephone (480) 895-8194; and e-mail .

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING ROTARIANS for "Service Above Self" with "Shots Not Spots": BOB ADAMS; JOHN CARPENTER; CARA CARREON; AL CHISCON; MARTHA CHISCON; FRITZ COHEN, Chair; GREG EBERHARD; ELAINE ELLISON; JIM FOSTER; JIM FUNK; BARB HANSEN; GENE HILLS; BILL HINZE; JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER (also Madison Koehler and Connie Griffin); JOE KRAUSE; BETTY NELSON; MILLARD PLUMLEE; PAUL POST; FRANCIS PRITSCHER; PHIL SWAIN; and JOHN TROTT.

DICK and GINGER SMITH just returned, after being invited to join a three-week tour (jointly sponsored by the CZECH REPUBLIC and US Governments), of the Indiana Purdue Glee Club of Fort Wayne. The Glee Club, originally the Purdue Glee Club of Fort Wayne, was started by DICK 41 years ago while Dean, Fort Wayne Regional Campus. The Glee Club was invited as a part of the Dovorak Festival 2001, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC; while there, they also performed at Dovorak's home and in Vienna, AUSTRIA.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DAYBREAK'S FUND RAISING AUCTION: Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 16, 2001, to attend the Daybreak activity. Free lunch at 1:00 p.m. and auction begins at 2:00 p.m.; more details in future issues of "Ripples."

PROGRAM (August 14, 2001)

PRESIDENT OSCAR introduced DAVE BOUGH, President Elect and Chair, Program Committee, who introduced TRACIE HUGHES (Rotary Program Coordinator for the month of July), Underwriting Coordinator, and Daniel Skinner, Manager, WBAA, who made a most interesting power point presentation regarding WBAA - 101.3 FM - AM 920. Dan provided history of WBAA: Oldest radio station in IN; 1910 - started as an experiment; 1918 classroom instruction in radio communication in conjunction with Army Signal Corps; 1922 - WBAA - AM licensed; March 4, 1929 - Fire destroys WBAA's studios (October 19, 1929 Stock Market crashes); January 25, 1930 - WBAA returns to the air; 1941 - Moved from Electrical Engineering to Elliott Hall of Music; 1993 - WBAA FM is born; 2001 - WBAA Webcasts; December 2000 - Phase #1 renovation, first in 60 years begins (new studios and office spaces); and 2001 - Phase #2 renovation (reception area, digital editing studios, music library, electronic shop, and staff offices). TRACIE's portion regarding "WBAA Radio From Purdue" in next week's issue of "Ripples."

MAKEUPS: BOB FEUER, Daybreak (two times); NORBERT WELCH, Caroline, VA.

VISITING ROTARIANS: Raj Damani, Manama, BAHRAIN; and Marcelo Espinosa, Quito, ECUADOR (President, Los Chillos, ECUADOR Rotary Club), whose sons are enrolling in Purdue's Schools of Engineering; Ed Elliott, Naples, FL; and Jerry Kayser, Moses Lake, WA.

VISITORS: Judy Arnold, Leavenworth, KS, cousin of LEONA and FRITZ COHEN; Scott Walker (Director of Development, Century 21 Right Angle Realtors), guest of FAYE COLE and introduced by JERRY COLE: Sandy Grabowski (Instructor in Biology, Purdue) and spouse, Zbigniew Grabowski (Professor of Physics, Purdue), guests of ELSA JANLE; and Mike Piggott (Director, Office of Visitor Information Center/Community Relations, Purdue), guest of JERRY MC CARTHY.

SPECIAL GUEST: Ryan Casteel (introduced by AL CHISCON, member, Ambassadorial Scholars Committee), nominated by our and Daybreak Clubs, and selected by the District as the District's Ambassadorial Scholar. Ryan will be spending next year at American University in Cairo, EGYPT. He is a 2001 graduate of Purdue (Electrical Engineering); attended University of Illinois, summer of 1996 (International Relations); Georgetown University, January - May 1998 (National Security Studies); and just completed two semesters of Arabic. Ryan, home is Decatur, IL, made a most interesting presentation regarding his background and plans while in Cairo, EGYPT.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - KIRK CLARK, and SUSAN SMITH, substituting for CHRISTY SMITH; Greeting by SANDY ALLENDE; Invocation by JOHN SORENSEN; Singing led by GREG NAPIER; Rotary Piano by REX KEPLER; and Free Meals Drawing - BOB ADAMS and PAUL POST.

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