PRESIDENT JAN asked us to keep the following in our thoughts and prayers: BOB BROCK and the family and friends of HARLAN WHITE who passed away on December 7th.
JIM TURLEY presented SALLY WATLINGTON with Paul Harris Fellow
recognition. Her contributions over the years qualify her for this
very special honor.
JOHN SANDERSON introduced Randy Woodson, dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue, who started by telling us we are in a rut with energy use. Drivers to get us out of that rut are expensive gasoline, the issues regarding security in dealing with our suppliers, and hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. Most people agree that we need to expand t he use of alternative liquid fuels. He explained that ethanol is the same stuff they used to make in Kentucky! Apparently Henry Ford originally envisioned ethanol as fuel for automobiles until oil was found in Pennsylvania. Purdue hopes to be the Houston of the renewable fuels industry. Dean Woodson presented lots of facts and figures to explain the impact of ethanol on corn production and graciously answered questions from the members.
FRED KUIPERS introduced Interact member Leigh Hardy and Joe Mraz from Central Catholic High School. Each received a certificate and a travel mug with the four-way test to commemorate meeting with us.
Nate Barrett, guest of JERRY MC CARTHY, Carolyn Johnson, guest of MARNE
HELGESEN, Dinah McClure, guest of PAULINE SHEN.
THANKS TO THOSE WHO HELP WITH
Money Collectors: CHRISTA KECK and GUS GUSTAFSON; Greeter: VICKI BURCH; Invocation: JIM BODENMILLER; Dinner Music: REX KEPLER; Singing: REX KEPLER and JOHN BARRETT; DAVE LA HR and JO WADE for taking attendance for help at the back table; and BILL FULLER for help with RIPPLES.