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Ripples - December 11, 2001

Volume 87, Number 23 - December 11, 2001

PLEASE NOTE: NO CLUB MEETINGS on Tuesday, December 25, 2001 and Tuesday, January 1, 2002.

UPCOMING PROGRAM (December 18, 2001)

Larry Thomas, Vice Chairman, PSI Energy, will be the speaker and will speak about "Six Issues Facing Cinergy." Mr. Thomas will be introduced by WENDELL SEABORNE, Lafayette District Energy Services manager. MARK DAVIS is Program Coordinator for December.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JIM HOBBS, 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and JOHN TROTT substituting for ERNIE POLAND, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - DAVID FILMER; Invocation - EARL PARK; Music - JOHN BARRETT; and Ivy Tech State College or Indiana Business College guest.

CLUB CONCERNS

PRESIDENT OSCAR requested member/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: DOUG BRANIGIN; JIM HOBBS (JIM IS HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND RECOVERING FROM HIS BACK SURGERY); JOHN AND EUDORA MC KEE; ED PAGE; FAE SPURLOCK; AND BEV STONE.

CORRESPONDENCE, Wednesday, December 5, 2001, from LEW RUNNELS…Dear Rotary: Thank you for the beautiful white poinsettia. It will brighten our home during this Holiday Season and throughout my convalescence from my most recent heart episode in Connecticut. Angioplasty at St. Elizabeth Medical Center tomorrow. Thanks for remembering.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

JOE BOORMAN (JOE) with classification INSTITUTIONS AND HOSPITALS - Retirement Homes, sponsored by JIM HANKS. JOE is Executive Director, Westminster Village, West Lafayette 47906 and he and spouse, NANCY, are the parents of two children and reside at 108 Pineview Lane, Lafayette 47905 - telephone 446-7941.

 

JOHN BURGNER (JOHN) with classification EDUCATION – University, sponsored by DAVID L. FILMER. JOHN is Associate Research Scientist Biological Sciences, Purdue. JOHN and his spouse, KIMBERLI, are the parents of two children and reside at 3504 Chancellor Way, West Lafayette 47906 - telephone 497-3697. Their son, John, III was one of last year's Rotary Thomas F. Moran, Sr. Scholarship winners.

JOE's and JOHN's membership today makes the Club's membership total 270, i.e., active - 264 and honorary - 6.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

DAN TEDER presented a eulogy to Robert S. Hiatt, long-time Rotarian who died at 9:00 a.m., Friday, November 9, 2001, in St. Elizabeth Medical Center. A copy of the eulogy may be obtained from GRIFF.

DECEMBER SMALL GROUP DINNER: Christmas Open House at the home of OSCAR and BEVERLY HOPKINS, Thursday, December 13, 2001. A maximum of 40 can be accommodated, and 24 have already signed-up, so please get your reservation and $8.00 per person to MARTHA CHISCON as quickly as possible.

THANKS to all Rotarians who assisted with the recent two Rotary "Service Above Self" Projects: 1) Salvation Army Bell Ringing on Saturday, December 8th, and 2) YWCA Women's Shelter Christmas Project, Friday and Saturday, December 7th and 8th.

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.

CORRECTION to the NOVEMBER 100% CLUB: PAUL POST should have been included with 12 months of 100% attendance.

PROGRAM (December 11, 2001)

PRESIDENT OSCAR introduced MARK DAVIS, Program Coordinator for December, who in turn introduced today's speaker, Steve Belter, President, Winteck Corp., who made a "power-point" presentation about high speed internet connections. A copy of Steve's presentation may be obtained by contacting GRIFF.

MAKEUP: TOM SMITH, Naples, FL North.

VISITING ROTARIAN: Keith Morgan, Kokomo Noon.

VISITORS: BRYAN HUGHES, spouse of TRACIE; John Corey (Lafayette Savings) and PAT COREY, John's spouse (Philosophy Department, Purdue), guests of JIM HANKS, Steve Knecht (Lafayette Attorney), guest of JOHN SANDERSON; Shawn Borga (Sign Experts), guest of BOB FEUER; Ginger Benker (University Place) guest of President OSCAR; Marty Braaksma, guest of GRIFF.

WEST LAFAYETTE SCHOOL GUESTS: Alissa Hare and Matthew McConnell, guests of the Club and hosted/introduced by EARL PARK. President OSCAR presented a "Rotary Travel Mug" (4-Way Test on it) to Alissa and Matthew.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - JIM HOBBS 11:15 to 11:45; JOHN TROTT substituting for ERNIE POLAND, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; Greeter - CHRISTA KECK; Invocation by LEW RUNNELS; Singing led by JOHN BARRETT; and High School Guests (West Lafayette) hosted by EARL PARK. Free Meals drawing: ANNE KOIVO and BOB MEYER. Thanks to BARB REIF for helping at the Secretary's table.

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