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Ripples - October 30, 2001

Volume 87, Number 17 - October 30, 2001

UPCOMING PROGRAM (November 6, 2001)

Colonel (Retired) Don Bloodgood, Senior Representative for Employers in Support of the Guard and Reserve programs. Col. Bloodgood will bring us up to date on an important program which supports Reservists and National Guard personnel called to Active Duty in the current crisis and other hot spots such as Bosnia; he will be introduced by JIM TURLEY, Co-chair along with DOUG BRANIGIN for November programs.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JACK HATCHER, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and MARGARET HALL, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - ELSA JANLE; Invocation- FRITZ COHEN; Music SUSAN SMITH; and High School Guests (McCutcheon), Hosted by BARB DOSTER.


Prior to the invocation today, President OSCAR HOPKINS, requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: DOUG BRANIGIN, according to CHUCK HORNER, DOUG is at home with a condition requiring some oxygen support; BOB HIATT; JOHN and EUDORA MC KEE; ED PAGE; FAE SPURLOCK; VIRGIL ST. JOHN, it certainly was good to see VIRGIL back at Rotary today; BEV STONE; and HARLAND WHITE.

ROTARY/PMO HABITAT HOUSE: BOB VERPLANK reviewed the HOUSE project with the aid of a video of pictures taken by JANE TURNER. A most interesting review and update of the HOUSE project. BOB also cited JON HUSTON and JOHN HUIE who also had major responsibilities for this project. Again, thanks to all who contributed money and especially to those who worked on the HOUSE. Workers will be listed in a future issue of "Ripples."

Jim McGlothlin has resigned from Rotary.


ROTARIANS CONSIDERING PROPOSAL OF A NEW MEMBER: Next Tuesday, November 6, 2001, 11:00 a.m., Tailgate Lounge, across from the registration desk, University Inn and Conference Center, JANE TURNER, Membership Education and Information Committee 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 five or six candidates waiting to attend such a Session. Contact GRIFF or JANE if you are planning to nominate an individual to become a Rotarian.

GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE (GSE) TEAM: JEAN JACKSON, Co-Chair, GSE Team Committee announced: The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is accepting applications for the U.S. 2002 GSE Team Leader and Members. GSE is a program that facilitates exchange visits of teams of young professional and business people between paired countries. IN 2002 our District 6560, will be paired with District 9210 and visit Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia. The purpose is to promote international goodwill and understanding, share knowledge of the US and experience the customs and cultures of South Central Africa. Criteria for Team members include: U.S. citizen, 25-40 years old, good health, employed full time, not directly related to a Rotary Club member, and must reside in District 6560. The team Leader must be a Rotarian from District 6560. The trip will take place April 25 May 26, 2002. The deadline for submission of applications is November 20, 2001. For more information or an application contact JEAN JACKSON at 497-0653 or jackson@cs.purdue.edu. More information is available at http://www.rotary6560.org/group.php or http://www.rotary.org/foundation/educational/gse/index.html.

SEPTEMBER 100% CLUB: CORRECTION LARRY LANE's name was not listed in the 100% grouping last week and should have been. LARRY has 478 months of continuous attendance.

SMALL GROUP DINNER, no reservations available for Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at CAROL's and GRIFF's .

PROGRAM (October 30, 2001)

PRESIDENT OSCAR introduced MURRAY BLACKWELDER, Purdue's Senior Vice President for Advancement, who in turn introduced MARTIN JISCHKE, President, Purdue University, who made a most interesting presentation entitled "Preeminence - The Next Level - The Strategic Plan for Purdue." A copy of President JISCHKE's presentation may be obtained by contacting GRIFF or directly to Candiss Vibbert at 494-9708, President JISCHKE's office.


VISITING ROTARIAN: Ed Elliott, Naples, FL.

VISITORS: Cheryl Cannon, new owner of the Rotary/PMO Habitat House, Cheryl introduced by President OSCAR; John Sears and Rhonda Hensler, JACK HATCHER's daughter, Habitat for Humanity, introduced by BOB VERPLANK; Joe Boorman, Executive Director, Westminster Village, guest of JIM HANKS; Jim Almond, Purdue's Vice President for Business Services, guest of BILL LOVELL; Ed Purdy, Owner, Purdy Concrete, guest of Immediate Past President DAN TEDER; Claudia Heath, guest of the Club; Adam Marcelie, Haiti, guest of DOUG TAYLOR; Brandi Parisi, Purdue's radio station WBAA, guest of TRACIE HUGHES; Shawn Borga, Sign Experts, guest of BOB FEUER; and Julie Ricciardi, PMO, guest of the Club

SPECIAL GUEST: Razumi Maatsumoto, Rotary Scholar from JAPAN, hosted and introduced by RAY KAVANAUGH.


MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors- JACK HATCHER; Greeting; BARB REIF; Invocation by CHRIS FUNK; Rotary - solo by Jeremy Eldridge from Forest, IN and a member of the Varsity Glee Club, Jeremy was hosted/introduced BRIAN BREED; Rotary Piano by REX KEPLER. Thanks to BARB REIF and JO WADE for helping at the Secretary's table today; their help handing out table assignments to members and other functions was greatly appreciated.

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