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Ripples - December 18, 2001

Volume 87, Number 25 - December 18, 2001

Two important items to remember:

  1. No club meetings on Tuesday, December 25, 2001 and Tuesday, January 1, 2002; and
  2. Luncheon cost goes from $7.50 to $7.75 effective with the Tuesday, January 22, 2002 club meeting.

UPCOMING PROGRAM (January 8, 2002)

Judith A. Myers-Walls, Associate Professor of Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue, "How to Talk to Children About Terrorism." BILL HATFIELD, Program Coordinator for January 2002, will introduce Prof. Myers-Walls. Prof. Myers-Walls joined the staff at Purdue in 1979 and has B. A. degree (1974) from Manchester, and M.S. (1977) and Ph.D. (1979) degrees from Purdue.

BILL HATFIELD is the program coordinator for January 2002. The programs are as follows:

  1. Tuesday, January 8, 2002: See Above;
  2. Tuesday, January 15, 2002: Rotarian DAVID HEATH, "State of the City (Lafayette)";
  3. Tuesday, January 22, 2002: Debra Elsner, Executive Director, American Red Cross – Tippecanoe County Chapter; and
  4. Tuesday, January 29, 2002: Rotarian SONYA MARGERUM, " State of the City (West Lafayette)".

PRESIDENT OSCAR HOPKINS requested members/spouses to keep the following in their thoughts and prayers: DOUG BRANIGIN; JOHN AND EUDORA MC KEE; ED PAGE; FAE SPURLOCK; BEV STONE; and HARLAND WHITE.

MEETING FUNCTIONS: Money Collectors - DONYA LESTER - 11:15 to 11:45 a.m., and PAUL ZIEMER - 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Greeter - JOE MICON; Invocation - WENDELL SEABORNE; Music - KATHY MEEKS; and High School (Jefferson) guests, hosted by GIL SATTERLY.

CLUB CONCERNS

CORRESPONDENCE, (Written on the card - "How Beautiful a day can be when Kindness touches it")…Rotary Club - Just a note to thank the Club for the beautiful poinsettia. Being remembered when you are not feeling up to par brightens up your day…Again all my thanks - BOB FEUER

CORRESPONEDNECE: Rotary Club…What a boost to my morale it was, when they delivered the beautiful poinsettia plant from the Rotary Club! Thank you so very much for your thoughtfulness, I feel so fortunate to be a part of this outstanding Club! JIM HOBBS.

ANOTHER CORRECTION to the NOVEMBER 100% CLUB: JANE TURNER should have been included with 133 months of 100% attendance.

WELCOME NEW MEMBER

MARIELLEN NEUDECK (MARIELLEN) with classification COMMUNITY SERVICE, proposed by JIM HANKS. MARIELLEN and her spouse, GEROLD, are the parents of two sons (both West Lafayette High School and Purdue University graduates) and reside at 612 Crestview Place, West Lafayette –telephone 463-2936. MARIELLEN has been very active in Greater Lafayette community activities, i.e., for many years with St. Elizabeth Medical Center and currently a board member of Lafayette Savings Bank.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

JANUARY SMALL GROUP DINNER is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16th with KEN EWING. Please make reservations with either MARTHA CHISCON or JANE TURNER.

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING REPORT:

Jerry McCarthy reported that the kettles' collection amounted to $3,554.00.

David Landgrebe, Treasurer, Lafayette Rotary Foundation, Inc. reported on December 12th:

  1. Check from Foundation from 36 members to the Salvation Army - $2,895.00;
  2. Check from one member made payable to the Salvation Army - $100.00;
  3. Amount sent previously, December 5th - eight contributors - $1,462.50
  4. Total to date - $4,457.50.

PROGRAM (December 18, 2001)

PRESIDENT OSCAR introduced WENDELL SEABORNE, who in turn introduced today's speaker, Larry Thomas, Vice Chairman, Cinergy PSI, who made a most interesting presentation about six issues facing Cinergy PSI: a) Customer Choice; b) Adequate Electric Supply; c) Customer Rates/Costs; d) PSI Energy Community Commitment; e) Customer Service Requirements; and f) Customer Service. Mr. Thomas closed with a Q & A session.

MAKEUPS: TOM SCHMIDT, Flora; and DOUG TAYLOR, Daybreak.

VISITORS: ELEANOR HANNEMANN, spouse of BOB; Nina Davis, daughter of MARK; David Bridges, Professor of Biology, Purdue and Perspective member, guest of GENE HILLS; John Morrison, former Lafayette Rotarian and Regional Vice President for Franciscan Community, guest of BETTY NELSON; Steven Knecht, Attorney and prospective member, guest of JOHN SANDERSON; and Lisa Decker, Clerk, City of Lafayette; Mike Gibson, Chair, Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce; Mike Brooks, President, Greater Lafayette Progress Inc.; Barry Rubin, President, Tippecanoe Arts Federation; and Rick Burger, Cinergy PSI, guests of WENDELL SEABORNE.

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 - DAVID FILMER; Invocation by EARL PARK; Singing led by JOHN BARRETT; and no High School Guests. Free Meals drawing: JIM FOSTER and VICKI MAYES. Thanks to BARB REIF and JO WADE for helping at the Secretary's table.

JANUARY BIRTHDAY TABLE (January 8, 2002)

January birthdays and dates - Barb Doster, Chair, January birthday table

SANDY ALLENDE

8

HANLY HAMMEL

11

BILL BAUMGARDT

17

BILL HATFIELD

2

DON BIDDLE

2

OSCAR HOPKINS

25

BOB BOUGGY

25

PARKIE PARKHURST

20

LEONA COHEN

23

GREG REGER

3

STEPHANIE DELLINGER

19

MARK RUSSELL

7

BARB DOSTER

7

JOHN SORENSEN

3

ED EILER

11

CHARLENE SULLIVAN

21

BOB FORD

26

DOUG TAYLOR

16

SOL GARTENHAUS

3

   

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