Four Winds 

The Four Winds Garden Club met on May 21. In the absence of President Laura Stevens, Vice President Lin Ladd called the meeting to order with 16 members present. She thanked Karen Litwiller and Pat Mann for the refreshments.

Ladd introduced Melissa Kinsey from the Wellfield Botanic Garden who spoke about the “Birds in our Backyard.” In her presentation, Kinsey spoke about the birds most often seen in our area as well as what the birds like to eat.

In other business, members talked about plans for a Blue Star Marker to be placed at Wellfield on Memorial Day. Ladd read a brief history of the Blue Star Marker stating that it started in New Jersey in World War I. There are only three clubs in the North Central District that have Blue Star Markers, she said.

The District Meeting will be held on June 19th in Plymouth.

The club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, 1200 N. Michigan St., Elkhart. The public is invited. More information is available at 574-326-3089.

Delta Theta Chi 

Members of Delta Theta Chi Sorority, Indiana Eta chapter, met May 28 for an educational movie at the home of Carol Larson.

The hostesses for this event were Betty Nelson and Karen Wyres. Ten members attended the movie night.

The organization’s next meeting at 6 p.m. June 11 will include the installation of officers at Dandino’s Restaurant in Goshen.

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Dunlap Lions

The Dunlap Lions Club met for its regular meeting on June 6 at the Fairview Grange. The speaker for the evening was Alex Reiff from Boling Eyecare Center. He brought the Kindness to Prevent Blindness mobile unit for the members to tour prior to the meeting.

He reported that this last school year, students in 17 Elkhart schools were helped in getting eyeglasses, and plans are being made to help students in 69 schools next year, reaching out beyond Elkhart. He thanked and congratulated the Lions Clubs from Dunlap, Elkhart and Baugo for screening 5,326 students in the first, third, fifth and eighth grades this school year. After the screening, the mobile unit then rechecked the referrals and 690 students received two free pair of glasses the same day, with the school nurse keeping one pair. Parents, school nurses, and teachers reported favorable results in the students.

Mary Klempay, 1st Vice District Governor of District 25-G, attended the meeting and presented Centennial Service Challenge pins to the club’s officers. She also presented patches to President Judy Wells, recognizing the Club’s Legacy project and for achieving Service Challenge awards throughout the year.

Upcoming Events: June 12, Officer’s Training, Atwood, IN; June 15, Candy Day Fundraiser at WalMart, Market Center: June 20, Spring Fling-Awards Night; June 29, Candy Day Fundraiser at WalMart, CR #6; July 4 (No Meeting); July 5-9 International Convention in Milan, Italy; July 18, Bob Kulp, New Zealand.

Next Meeting: The Dunlap Lions Club will meet on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Fairview Grange, 22482 CR 45, Goshen, IN at 6:00 for a social time, 6:30 for the Awards Dinner and Installation of new officers for 2019-2020.

Information: 574-875-5963.

Submitted by Lion Amanda Fast

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