PRESIDENT JAN asked us to keep the following in our thoughts and prayers:
BOB BROCK and any other members who weren't at today's meeting.
CECIL BLIGNAUT introduced members celebrating a birthday in October and
announced that so far $1,437 has been collected.
VICKI BURCH introduced Chase Slaughter as our newest member. He lives at
435 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906, Phone 743-0604. He is the
Clerk of the Tippecanoe County Election Board, 301 Main Street, Lafayette, IN
47901, Phone 423-9303, E-mail: email@example.com
GORDON KINGMA introduced Tom Easterday, son of a Rotarian and currently
Vice President of SIA. He gave us several statistics related to the strength of the
auto purchasing public; reviewed SIA products and especially the production of
Toyota Camrys. Toyota will be #1 in auto production in the world next year.
SIA's ability to set up a Camry line saved Toyota about two years and perhaps
$2 Billion, both important and impressive numbers. The economic impact locally
will also be important and impressive.
PAUL POST introduced Rita Yaacoub and Chris Andrzejewski from Central
Catholic High School. Each received a certificate and a travel mug with the
four-way test to commemorate meeting with us.
TOM GRAVITTE, Greensboro, NC
Nate Barrett, guest of GUS GUSTAFSON; Joe McMurry, guest of SUSAN
SMITH; Siham Erragh, Ambassadorial Scholar and guest of CHRISTA KECK.
MOMENT OF HUMOR:
When PDG BILL HATFIELD chided him about his pronounciation of words in a french
song, BOB VERPLANK enlisted the aid of Siham Erragh, Ambassadorial Scholar from France,
to help. The caps and paddles were to recognize the Feast of the Hunter's Moon at
the old French fort, Fort Ouiatenon.
THANKS TO THOSE WHO HELP WITH
Money Collectors: MARIANNE ROSE and PAM WINDLER; Greeter:
BRYAN METZGER; Invocation: JACOB WILLIAMS; Dinner Music: HARLEY
FREY; Singing: REX KEPLER and BOB VERPLANK; JO WADE for taking
attendance for help at the back table; and BILL FULLER for help with RIPPLES.
PRESIDENT JAN'S THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
- Danny Kaye
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