Clubs & Organizations, Aug. 18, 2013
Posted: 08/17/2013 at 1:15 am
Seventeen members and two guests, Bill Hutcheson and Abbi Britton, attended the Aug. 13 meeting.
The installation banquet will be Sept. 28 at Randy and Liz Yohn’s home. It will be a carry-in, with the main course being provided.
Four members toured the Habitat for Humanity houses following the meeting.
Yohn gave a report on the Night Out Against Crime event. There were 13 members who volunteered to assist with the games. It was a good turnout, with many families joining in on the fun.
Kathy Dardis reminded all the current and incoming board members of the board meeting on Sept. 5. It will be at 6 p.m. at her house and will be a planning meeting to set the goals for the next year.
Meetings are at 6:45 a.m. Tuesdays at Pumpernickel’s. There will be no meeting on Sept. 3, the day after Labor Day.
Upcoming: Tuesday, Aug. 20, Diana Lawson will speak about SOMA (Supporting Our Main Assets); Aug. 27, the lieutenant governor will present an overview of the larger Optimist organization; Sept. 3, NO MEETING; Sept. 5, 6 p.m. board meeting; Sept. 10, Scott Schrock will talk about Boy and Cub Scouts; Sept. 13, Luncheon Club’s 25th anniversary party at Antonio’s; Sept. 17, Clare Krabill, Center for Healing and Hope executive director; Sept. 24, Benny Russo, Osolo Twp. trustee; Sept. 21, help the Luncheon Optimist Club build a house; 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, EBOC banquet at Yohnderosa.
Information: Prudy Holzhausen, 264-7172
ELKHART LIONS CLUB
At the July 24 meeting Bill Lavery, president, presented Lions Club International’s highest award, the Melvin Jones Fellowship, to member Dr. David Britzke. Owner of Spectrum Eyewear Gallery, Britzke has assisted the club in providing eye exams and glasses to those who otherwise cannot afford them.
In lieu of a regular meeting on Aug. 7, two teams of Elkhart Lions participated in the annual District 25G golf outing at Maxwelton Golf Club in Syracuse. Both came home winners, one for low net and the other for low gross. Individual winners were Brian Thomas for low gross and Marty Juel for closest to pin.
Upcoming events: Saturday, Aug. 24, Banner Night in Milford
Meetings are at noon Wednesdays at Christiana Creek Country Club and are open to the public.
GOSHEN NOON KIWANIS CLUB
Many guests were introduced Aug. 7 at the membership roundup meeting. Also present and recognized were past and present Kiwanis lieutenant governors.
Deb Jones recognized Bev Yoder, past president, for her Kiwanis work. Yoder is moving out of the area.
Rich Meyer had his new-member tag removed. Mary Shultz and Mike Delphi were inducted as new members.
Ben Williams, president, introduced Vanessa McClary of Bloomington, who, on Oct. 1, will be governor of District 21. She “woke up” members with a song and challenged them to look at each and every day as another opportunity to serve others and make a difference in the world. Kiwanis is doing fantastic work and needs more members to help share the load. McClary got involved primarily to help kids, but shared that “there are 1,001 reasons to join,” and challenged members to invite others to “get on the bus.” She also asked Kiwanians to sign a petition to make Kiwanis license plates available.
Upcoming: Wednesday, Aug. 27, Gina Liechty, First Fridays; Sept. 3, Diakonia award and pastor appreciation event; Sept. 8, Dinner on the Lake
Meetings are at noon Tuesdays at Maplecrest Country Club and are open to the public.
Information: Ben Williams, 596-4062
GOSHEN ROTARY CLUB
Matt Lynch, Roger Neumann and John Place were guest Rotarians at the Aug. 9 meeting. Brett Weddell introduced his spouse, Robin, and John Fetter introduced his son Scott. Rick Hetler bowdlerized his “Undeniable Adult Truths.”
Thanks to Matt Schrock for his description of directed social exercise at Cross-Fit 811. Learn more at www.crossfit811.com.
Don’t miss the great article on Rotarian Dick Lugar in this month’s “Rotarian” magazine. On pages 43-47 is a bibliography of recently published books “on the six areas of focus that guide Rotary’s humanitarian work.” Some of the authors use fiction as a means of illustrating the struggle to achieve humanitarian goals.
INDIANA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
Carol Grieser of Goshen was installed as 2013-15 president of the state organization of IRTA at the state assembly in Indianapolis. Grieser was installed by Peg Mellish, the only other president of IRTA who is a resident of Elkhart County. There are more than 20,700 members in the state. Elkhart County has a state membership of 614 members. It is a great honor for Elkhart County to have the state president as a member of the community and a member of the Elkhart County Retired Teachers.
MAPLE CITY KIWANIS CLUB
Pat Thatcher greeted 21 members and three guests, Richard White, John Huber and speaker Bill Wargo, at the Aug. 8 meeting.
Bob Duell introduced Wargo, former Elkhart police chief, now living in Arizona. Wargo had chaired the Elkhart Drug-Free Partnership. Now he chairs a similar organization in Arizona. He spoke about the dangers of unused prescription drugs. Wargo said if unused prescription drugs are not properly disposed of, you are a potential “distributor.” Kids think they are safe because they are manufactured under controlled conditions, and dispensed by a pharmacist, so they must be safe. But they can be abused. Unused prescription drugs can be disposed of properly at any police station in Elkhart County.
Upcoming: Aug. 24, Santa’s Pantry Fundraiser in Bristol. Some of the funds raised will go to Tools for Schools.
Meetings are at 6:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Goshen Salvation Army. Guests are welcome.
Information: Phil Berkey, 238-7484
MAPLE CITY TOASTMASTERS CLUB
Doug Haarer served as toastmaster and Sondra Resen served as table topics master at the Aug. 13 meeting. Aaron Kindig was grammarian, introducing a new “word of the day.” Chuck Kurk served as general evaluator and opened and closed the meeting. Glenn Stutzman presented a speech.
Toastmasters is a positive, supportive club where members develop presentation and listening skills. Anyone involved in sales, teaching and customer service would benefit by this club.
Meetings are from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the Goshen Chamber of Commerce. The public is welcome to attend. All are invited to see if Toastmasters can assist in your communication skills.
Information: Mark Lindemood, 364-2701 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDDLEBURY HOMEMAKERS OF TODAY
Members met Aug. 5 at Krider Gardens in Middlebury, hosted by Sharon Lemmon with Jill Cohen’s assistance. Five members rode their bikes on the Pumpkin Vine Trail while nine members walked the trail to the Pumpkinvine Oasis.
Tena Jakubowicz, president, called the meeting to order. Sharon Lemmon gave the cultural arts report, and. Jill Cohen gave the health and safety lesson on preventing insect bites without harsh elements, along with recipes.
There was an abundance of school supplies for Pac-A-Back-Pac, which were donated to the Middlebury Boy’s & Girls Club.
The next meeting was moved to Sept. 9 so members may attend at Camp Elko.
ROTARY CLUB OF CONCORD
Julian Jansen, Linda Vanscoik, Micah Stamm and newest member Jamie Stamm were guests at the Aug. 7 meeting. Jamie and her family are hosting the club’s newest exchange student, Bernardo Cadario from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The meal was catered by Enzo’s Pizza of Concord Mall.
The club is grateful to doctors Deuschle, Stewart and Stout for their support of this year’s mouth-guard program at Concord Community Schools. This yearly program helps promote the safety of the teeth of athletes at all Concord schools.
“Would your community notice if your club were no longer here?” That was a question asked by Christina Dougherty, district governor. Although the club was a little slow to realize she wanted a “live” answer, the answer was a resounding, “Yes!” “Why did you join Rotary?” was another question she posed. D.G. Dougherty wanted to remind members that “Service Before Self” and service to your local community should be the main reason to have joined this club. “Engage Rotary/Change Lives” is the motto Ron Burton, Rotary International president, chose as his focus for Rotary year 2013-14. Dougherty encouraged members to use their passion to pursue their line of service in the club.
The following list is just some of the service projects the club organizes each year. Foreign exchange students inbound and outbound for Concord High School and other school districts. Rotary Club of Concord is a district leader (6,540) in sponsoring inbound and providing outbound students from Concord High School. The club has awarded $1,000 scholarships to CHS students for many years. It also provides awards for the annual Concord JHS awards banquet and school clothing for Concord Community Schools students each year around Christmas. Road cleanup, bell ringing for Salvation Army, LifeSaver program for CAPS, sending students to Leadership Academies at Goshen College, annually sponsoring an Elkhart Civic Theater play, presenting interesting programs each week featuring community leaders, business owners, educators, politicians and more. The Rotary Club of Concord would certainly be missed if it was no longer here.
Meetings are at noon Wednesdays at the Concord Mall Community Room across from JoAnn Fabrics. Come and enjoy a meal and meeting.
SCORE CHAPTER 592
SCORE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to help small businesses start out, grow and develop sustainable success.
Members met at the monthly meeting Aug. 5 at the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce office. Dean Hupp, chair, presided.
The July chapter performance was reviewed. Fifteen new small-business owners were counseled during the month with five follow-up sessions. SCORE works with current and prospective new-business owners on how to successfully start and sustain a growing business. Upcoming counseling sessions were scheduled for the month of August.
Jim Welz reported on the activity during July in the Goshen office. Hupp also updated the group on the new computer that was installed in the Elkhart office.
Dick Kemper reported for the marketing committee, primarily focusing on the advertising initiative that was approved last month. The outdoor advertising campaign will be launched during September in Elkhart and Goshen in October. The Elkhart billboard advertising will be located along Main Street; the Goshen billboard will be along U.S. 33. Both will be displayed for one month.
Hupp and Joe Gross updated the group on their recent meeting with Dorinda Heiden-Guss, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County. The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen the relationship between the two organizations and to determine how they can work together for the mutual benefit of SCORE clients. A number of ideas were discussed and will be followed up on during the coming year.
Two upcoming workshops/seminars were announced and reviewed. The first was an SBA seminar held Aug. 14 focusing on how small-business loans work. The second is a weekly lecture series sponsored by IUSB beginning Sept. 3 that will feature successful local entrepreneurs.
The next meeting is planned for 9 a.m. Sept. 3 in the Chamber “Decision” meeting room.
Information: Joe Gross, email@example.com or 596-2533
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