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Volume 87, Number 12 - September 18, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (September 25, 2001)

The September 25th program will be Joe Bumbleburg will speak about Ivy Tech. Joe is the Chairman of the State Board of Trustees for Ivy Tech of which there are 14 trustees all appointed by the Governor and also appointed to the Governor's Policy Committee for Community Colleges. This month's program coordinator is DENNIS DUNN.

Oct.'s program coordinator is DICK BARTHOLOMEW; more about October's program's next week.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - HOWARD DIESSLIN, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and GORDY YOUNG, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - PATTY JISCHKE; Music - BOB GRIFFITHS;

Invocation - GENE HILLS; and Ivy Tech Guest hosted by JOHN SANDERSON.


HARLEY GRIFFITH "GRIFF" is home from the hospital and getting into work as often as he can, but still suffering some effects from his apparent stroke; BOB HIATT; JOHN and EUDORA MC KEE; ED PAGE; Dirk Reif, son of BARB; CAROL REW, spouse of CARL (Carol had her last radiation treatment and is doing well), they thanked Rotary for all their support; FAE SPURLOCK; and BEV STONE.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY was expressed to CHRIS FUNK and family on the death of his mother Rosemary Funk.


ROTARY/PMO HABITAT HOUSE construction starts Friday, September 21st; this day and Saturday, September 22nd, are extremely important, as the framing must be done these two days so that the roof can be put on the house on Monday, September 24th. Rotarians are needed for the next two weeks to assist with various phases of construction, especially cleanup. Sign-up sheets will be available at Rotary each Tuesday, so please check your schedule and volunteer to help with this "Service Above Self" project.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT: SANDY PEARLMAN, Vice Chair, Community Project Committee, reported that the club's last project was the United Way Week of Caring, Tuesday, September 18th. BARB HANSEN, MARGARET HALL, CARA CARREON & BOB ADAMS volunteered to put resource materials for new parents into plastic bags which are distributed to every new parent who gives birth at Home Hospital (need about 3,000 per year).

SMALL GROUP DINNER: on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:00, with BARB REIF. Cost is $8.00 per person and reservations need to be made through JANE TURNER.

PROGRAM (September 18, 2001)

DENNIS DUNN, introduced three area school Superintendents - Richard D. Wood - Tippecanoe County; EDWARD "ED" EILER - Lafayette and STELLA BATAGIANNIS - West Lafayette provided an informative program and answered questions provided to them from the Lafayette Rotary Club.

MAKEUPS: PHIL KLINGER, Pigeon Forge, TN; and TOM SCHMIDT, Kentland. The Kentland Club meets at the Kentland Community Center while renovations are being completed.

VISITING ROTARIANS: Selene Phillips, Grand Forks, ND and Sharon Pattison, Terre Haute.

VISITORS: Brad Windler, West Lafayette Council & Ind. Workforce Dev. guest of MARK DAVIS; John Corey, Lafayette Savings Bank, guest of LIZ SOLBERG; Nate VanDermale, Controller of the Farm Journal Electronic Magazine, guest of JANE TURNER; and John Kuiper Real Estate manager for Burkhart Advertising, guest of ROB MILLER.

JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Mallery Skelton and Andrew Templine were guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by KEN EWING. President OSCAR present certificates of recognition and Rotary travel mugs (Four-Way Test on them) to Mallery and Andrew.

POTENTIAL NEW ROTARIANS: Charlie Walker, Retired from the U.S. Army & Pastor's Spouse; Dave Lahr, Retired Electrician; and Gregg Donat, Judge of Superior Court #1 - their names will be given to the board of Director for approval as new Rotarians if no objection are heard in 7 days.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - HOWARD DIESSLIN, and GORDY YOUNG; Greeting by TOM FREY; Invocation by JIM KLUSMAN; Singing led by BOB GRIFFITHS; Rotary Piano by REX KEPLER; and Free Meals Drawing - BILL FULLER, (absent) and CHUCK HORNER, he donated his money to the Lafayette Rotary Foundation.

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