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Volume 87, Number 22 - December 4, 2001

The Salvation Army bell-ringing will take place this Saturday, December 8th. There are still 18 unfilled slots (see schedule). Contact Jerry McCarthy at 474-8057 to sign up.

UPCOMING PROGRAM (December 11, 2001)

Steve Belter, President, Winteck Corp. will be the speaker. His topic will be "Broad Band (High Speed Internet Connections) Services." Mr. Belter will be introduced by MARK DAVIS, Program Coordinator for December.


President OSCAR HOPKINS Introduced GENE COURTANEY, Chair, Nominations Committee who presented the slate of Club positions beginning July 1, 2002: President - DAVID BOUGH; President Elect - BETTY SUDDARTH; Vice President - TOM SCHMIDT; Secretary - GRIFF; Treasurer - ERNIE POLAND; Assistant Treasurer - JOHN TROTT (effective January 1, 2002; Director for Lafayette Rotary Foundation - STEVE THOMPSON (five-year term); Senior Director to serve the balance of Bob Garrison's unexpired term which terminates on June 30, 2002 - BOB BROCK; Two Town Directors (not related to Purdue University) - JOHN SANDERSON and LINA REEVES-KERNER (three year terms; and Two Gown Directors (related to Purdue University) - JOHN HUIE and CHRISTA KECK (three-year terms). GENE moved that the slate be accepted, BOB GRIFFITHS seconded the motion, and the membership approved this action.

President OSCAR requested member/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: DOUG BRANIGIN; JIM HOBBS (JIM had back surgery at 7:30 a.m. today, Tuesday, December 4th); JOHN and EUDORA MC KEE; ED PAGE; FAE SPURLOCK; AND BEV SONE. 

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors- JIM HOBBS 11:15 to 11:45.m., and ERNIE POLAND, 11:45 p.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - CHRISTA KECK; Invocation - LEW RUNNELS; Music - JOHN BARRETT; and High School Guests (West Lafayette) hosted by EARL PARK.


CONGRATULATIONS to LEO KLEMME ("Leader" picture) awarded the Personal Financial Specialist designation by The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. LEO had to meet six requirements for this designation: a) Passing a technical exam covering the basic areas of personal financial planning; b) Personal income tax planning; c) Investment planning; d) Retirement planning; and e) Estate and retirement planning. In addition, LEO completed 250 hours of experience per year for three years.

DECEMBER SMALL GROUP DINNER: Christmas Open House at the home of OSCAR and BEVERLY HOPKINS, Thursday, December 13th, 2001. A maximum of 40 can be accommodated, and 25 have already signed-up, so please get your reservation and $8.00 per person to MARTHA CHISCON as quickly as possible.

TWO COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS: FIRST ONE: FRITZ COHEN, Chair Community Service Projects Committee (Committee) announced – Our Club will again pack and deliver gift boxes for the local Women's Shelter Christmas project, Date, Time, and place for packing boxes: Friday, December 7, 2001, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1005 North 21st Street, Lafayette (NOT at the Women's Shelter as in previous years.) 15 to 17 Rotarian volunteers are needed. Delivery of gift boxes: Saturday, December 8, 2001, beginning at 12:30 p.m. UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 4:00 P.M. PICKUP POINT IS AT THE HOLY TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH. Volunteers with suitable vehicles (pickups or vans) are still needed – those who have signed–up: ANN PIECHOTA; GRIFF; and AL and MARTHA CHISCON. High-school volunteers, who will do the heavy lifting, will accompany drivers. A sign-up sheet will be posted. Still need more volunteers – Those who have signed-ups: Al and MARTHA CHISCON; FRITZ and LEONA COHEN; KEN EWING; JIM FOSTER; PHIL KLINGER; KEVIN O'BRIEN; PAUL POST; FRANCIS PRITSCHER; LEW RUNNELS; CHRISTY SMITH; and JOHN TROTT. Makeup credits are available.

SECOND ONE: The Community Service Projects Committee invites Rotary members to make a connection with our veterans at the Indiana Veterans Home through volunteer and Service learning opportunities. Sign up and work according to your availability. Persons are needed to help with correspondence, reading, computer assistance, recreation, and other activities. Call Carolyn Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator at 497-8020 or E-mail IVH volcoor@aol.com.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT needs help with their gift-wrapping booth at the Mall. Check out their web site http://lafayette.ja.org or call JAN GRIFFIN KOEHLER at 449-1630. Makeup credits are available.

PROGRAM (December 4, 2001)

PRESIDENT OSCAR introduced GARY SUISMAN, President and Publisher, Journal and Courier (J & C) who in turn introduced Mike Carmin (with the J & C since 1990 and covers high school sports and beat reporter for Purdue Women's basketball);Tom Kubat (with the J & C since 1968 and covers high school sports and beat reporter for Purdue football); and Jeff Washburn (with J & C since 1976 and covers high school sports and beat reporter for Purdue men's basketball). These three plus Jim Stafford, J & C Sports Editor represent 87 years of J & C experience. GARY moderated an interesting Q & A period involving these three sports reporters and the membership.

MAKE-UPS: LE ROY SILVA, Indianapolis Downtown (three times); LE ROY noted that he would be making-up at the Naples East Rotary Club, Naples, Fl while down there.

VISITING ROTARIANS: Ken Decker, South Bend Downtown; and Peter Naude, Harare City Rotary Club, Zimbabwe AFRICA.

VISITORS: LOU FULLER, spouse of BILL; Shawn Borga, Sign Experts, guest of BOB FEUER; Cecil Blignaut, Retired from International Harvester, guest of GENE COURTANEY; and Steve Knecht, Attorney guest of JOHN SANDERSON.

HIGH SCHOOL GUESTS: Joan Watson and Matt Spencer, guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by GIL SATTELY. President OSCAR presented a "Rotary Travel Mug" (4-Way Test on it) to Joan and Matt.

SPECIAL GUEST: Kazumi Matsumoto, Rotary Scholar from JAPAN, graduate student in Foreign Language Education at Purdue, hosted and introduced by RAY KAVANAUGH.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors: MARTHA CHISCON substituting for JIM HOBBS and ERNIE POLAND; Greeting - CHRISTA KECK; Invocation - JOHN OSMUN; Rotary Singing led by JOHN BARRETT; Rotary Piano - HARLEY FREY. Free meals drawing HOWARD DIESSLIN and BILL R. MILLER. Again, thanks to JO WADE for helping at the Secretary's table today.


Number indicates months of continuous attendance; no number indicates one month.

ADAMS (113); BARRETT (50); BOUGH (10); BROCK (88); CARPENTER (16); CHISCON, AL (142); CHISCON, MARTHA (135); COHEN, FRITZ (70); COURTANEY (51); EWING (76); FEUER (226); FILMER (69); FOSTER (74); FREY, HARLEY (170); FULLER (241); FUNK, CHRIS (45); GRIFFITH (273); GRIFFITHS (73); HALL, MARGARET (128); HANKS (94); HANSEN (40); HATFIELD (249); HOPKINS (75); JACKSON (70); JANLE (51); KECK (69); KLUSMAN (79); GRIFFIN KOEHLER (123); KOSMAN (42); LANDGREBE (236); LANE (480); LOVELL (240); MC CARTHY (41); MC HENRY (69); MILLER, BILL R. (353); MITCHELL (144); NELSON (84); PAPE (254); PARK (25); PARKHURST (2); PRITSCHER (24); RAHDERT (112); SCHMIDT (276); SMITH, KEITH (55); SMITH, SUSAN (112); ST. JOHN (45); SUDDARTH (51); TEDER, DAN (115); VERPLANK (438); WADE (94); WALKER, RICHARD (198); WEST (100); WILEY (254); and WOLFE (2).

CONGRATULATIONS BILL LOVELL and FRANCIS PRITSCHER who each had two years; to BETTY NELSON who had seven years; to LARRY LANE who had 40 years; and to CORKY MITCHELL who had 12 years of 100% attendance at the end of November 2001. Contact GRIFF for lapel pins.

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