Dine & Learn - March 20, Spring Reptiles and Amphibians

Dine & Learn - March 20, Spring Reptiles and Amphibians

We welcome back Mr. Garry Harrington to the IKES on Wednesday, March 20th. Mr. Harrington, director of the Rum Village Nature Center, will present a program rich in detail describing the species of reptiles and amphibians we may encounter as Spring finally approaches.

Garry will be bringing along some live examples including a fox snake, tiger salamander, eastern box turtle, toads and more. Garry is a well versed naturalist and will field any questions you might have. This will be a great family event so be sure to bring the kids (free hot dogs) and a guest.

Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. Program starts at 7:30 P.M.

Menu: corned beef and cabbage with the trimmings

Cost: $9 adults free hot dogs for the kids!

Please call in your reservations by Mon. March 18th at 272-3660. We need an accurate count for the caterer.

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24th Annual River Cleanup

24th Annual River Cleanup

When: Saturday, 4/13, 9 am - 12 pm

Check-in stations: Veterans Memorial Park & Keller Park

Other information: Dress appropriately - Long pants, long sleeves, rugged work shoes, and work gloves. Trash bags and drinking water provided. Additional trash-moving tools are welcome.

For Questions call Mike Hay at (269) 240-8756 or email Amy Roush at aroush(@southbendin.gov

Register at: http://bit.ly/sbrivercleanup

Every volunteer will receive a community service certificate!

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February Newsletter, Dine & Learn and Volunteering

February Newsletter, Dine & Learn and Volunteering

February Dinner/Program, “How to Attract Birds”

We welcome Greg Leyes, bird and plant expert, to the IKES on Wednesday, February 20th.

Mr. Leyes will explain in detail the importance of feeding birds all year long especially in the Winter months. He will describe the ideal plants and flowers you should have to attract our feathered friends along with the nutritional value of various seeds and grains. Greg will also talk about bird migration patterns in our region. This will be an enlightening and educational program for all ages. Bring a friend and enjoy!

Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M.
Program starts at 7:30 P.M.
Menu: City Chicken with the trimmings Cost: $9 for adults and FREE Hot Dogs 12 and under!

Call in your reservations by Tuesday morning, Feb. 19th by 10 A.M. at 574-272-3660

Another Season, Another Reason for the IKES 95 years.

Our local chapter of the Izaak Walton League is 95 years old! As a strong environmental group, we have made countless contributions to benefit our community. We plan on making many more.

In order to thrive, we rely on our membership. Not only do we need a membership base, we need members to become active. This includes attending meetings and serving on our board of directors. This requires a minimal time involvement to help make important decisions. I want to extend a BIG thank you to board members who are retiring. Both our treasurer Ken Kanczuzewski, and membership director Bob Fitzpatrick have announced their retirement. Both have over 25 years of dedicated service to the IKES. They were instrumental in all our major lodge remodeling and building projects. Their contributions are unparalleled and their presence will be sorely missed. Also, Kaine Kanczuzewski, programs director plans to finish his term ending this year.

Why did you join the IKES? This question and more will be asked of you in a survey that will be mailed to you soon. We would like to start an event weekend each month where we will have a special event and/or work project to participate in.

Archery News

Archers will be shooting leagues indoors through March on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (except for dinner/programs) and move outdoors in April. All are welcome to join in on the fun and learn a few pointers!

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Santa Coming to IKE Tomorrow!

Santa Coming to IKE Tomorrow!

Santa is coming to the IKES on Wednesday, December 12th from 6-8:00 P.M. He has gifts for all the good boys and girls along with FREE Hot Dogs, Fries, Hot Chocolate, Cider and Cookies for the whole family. Come join the fun! This free event is being held to honor our valued members. Without you, we could not survive as an organization. Please come on out the 12th for some great food and presents for the kids or grandkids!

Reservations are recommended but not required by calling 272-3660. Give us a Jingle and visit Kris Kringle!

Add the Izaak Christmas Party to your calendar!

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78th Annual Feather Party - November 14

78th Annual Feather Party - November 14

Izaak Walton will be hosting its 78th Annual Feather Party on Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. 

The Feather Party is an annual fundraiser with door prizes, raffles, 50/50s, tipboards and turkey give-away! It's always a great time. The IKES always hold this event near Thanksgiving to give folks a chance to win a Turkey.

Tickets will be on sale at the door. We are not sending tickets out this year. Tickets are $10.00. Tickets can be used for food and drinks. 

We also need volunteers to help at the event. Call 574-2371-0973 to help. Show up and HAVE FUN! Reservations requested but not required by e-mail or phone mtizhay.hay@gmail.com or 574-271-0973.

Mail donations to St. Joe County IWL 20400 Darden Road South Bend, IN 46637

Adults 21 and over only please.

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Dine & Learn - Trail Branding and Wayfairing Guide

Dine & Learn - Trail Branding and Wayfairing Guide

We welcome Mr. Zach Dripps from MACOG to the IKES on Wednesday, October 17th. MACOG (Michiana Area Council of Governments) is a regional planning organization that assists local governments in solving interlocal issues. MACOG is working on several exciting plans. These include a regional Trail Branding and Wayfairing Guide Along with the Michiana on the Move 2045 Transportation Plan.

The Regional Trail Branding and Wayfairing, in partnership with Convention and Visitor Bureaus, is to develop a regional overlay that will be used to promote our 800 miles of trails and on road bike routes.

The Michiana on the Move 2045 Transportation Plan envisions how the region plans to grow in the next 25 years and its impacts to our transportation network. It will address projects and improvements needed to address the challenges.

Do not miss this event. See you at the IKES!

Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. Program starts at 7:30 P.M.
Menu: Roast Beef with the trimmings
Cost: $9 adults FREE hot dogs for the kids!
Call in your reservations by Tuesday A.M. Oct. 16th at 272-3660

P.S. Mark your calendar for the annual Feather Party on November 14th!

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Dine & Learn - Ancient Worlds from the Air

Dine & Learn - Ancient Worlds from the Air

Join us for the monthly Dine & Learn on Wednesday, Sept 19. This month we welcome Sean Field, a researcher at Notre Dame. Popularly, archaeologists are associated with excavations in distant, exotic locations. However, modern archaeological practice is often far different - today researchers employ a wide array of technologies (from satellites to super-computers) in order to investigate the past. One of the most recent advancements has been the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, to detect archaeological features in the landscape. To demonstrate these methods, I present two case studies on drone usage in archaeological practice; 1) for the detection of unrecorded Ancestral Pueblo sites in Southwestern Colorado, and 2) for the documentation of medieval and historic sites on Irish islands. 

Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. Program starts at 7:30 P.M.

Menu: City Chicken with the trimmings 

Cost: $9 for adults and FREE Hot Dogs 12 and under!

Call in your reservations by Tuesday Sept. 18th by 10 A.M. at 272-3660 

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