PRESIDENT JAN asked us to keep the following in our thoughts and prayers:
BOB BROCK and EARL PARK, who is caring for his wife.
DON (GUS) GUSTAFSON presented a moving eulogy for HARLAN WHITE, who passed away a couple of weeks ago. Conscientious was the word GUS chose to
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC:
Music committee members presented The 2nd Annual Christmas Sing Along with BOB GRIFFITHS playing the piano, JOHN BARRETT operating the overhead projector and BOB VERPLANK directing the club. Members made several well known holiday songs sound like a well-rehearsed group!
FRITZ COHEN introduced John Contreni, Justin S. Morrill Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue. He began by explaining that this was his second Rotary meeting. The first was forty some years ago as the recipient of a Rotary scholarship. Using the question "What's Up?" to fill us in on the activities of the eleven departments and 14 interdisciplinary studies that make up the College he told us that enrollment is up. He then presented several statistics related to faculty and student activities; told us about Justin Morrill and his involvement in the Morrill Act of 1862, which established Land Grant Universities; and related what he tells parents who wonder what their student will do with a Liberal Arts education. Two new initiatives to be announced soon include a Community Engagement Forum in partnership with concentric communities and an effort to project what Liberal Arts is all about with descriptions including Voices, Communities and Cultures.
Brooke Perez, guest of PAM WINDLER; Amy Patterson, guest of JEANNE
THANKS TO THOSE WHO HELP WITH
Money Collectors: VICKI BURCH and CAROLYN JONES; Greeter: CHRISTA KECK; Invocation: TERRY WEST; Dinner Music: BOB GRIFFITHS; Singing: BOB GRIFFITHS, BOB VERPLANK and JOHN BARRETT; JO WADE for taking attendance for help at the back table; BILL FULLER for help with RIPPLES; BRUCE HARDING for help with the web site.