Dine & Learn - "Birds of a Feather" on May 17

Dine & Learn - "Birds of a Feather" on May 17

We welcome Mr. David Wistreich, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mishawaka, to the IKES on Wednesday, May 17th. Mr. Wistreich will explain in detail the twenty most common birds in our area.

David will describe their habitats, food preferences and best times to view them. He will also present basic bird calls and how to remember them. This will be a very educational program for birders at all levels.

Remember that this our last dinner/program of the spring. Our next event is the annual Hog Roast
featuring the Whistle Pigs on August 19th. See you at the IKES!

When: Wednesday, May 17th. Starts at 6:30 P.M. Program starts at 7:30 P.M.
Where: Izaak Walton League Clubhouse
Menu: Tender pork chops with the trimmings
Cost: $9 adults $6 12 and under
Call in your reservations by Mon. May 15th at 272-3660

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Celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree Giveaway & Dinner on April 26

Celebrate Arbor Day with a Tree Giveaway & Dinner on April 26

We welcome all members old and new along with their guests to the IKES on Wednesday, April 26th. It is our most popular program of the year, the annual tree seedling giveaway in honor of Arbor Day and Earth Day. The IKES have been giving away tree seedlings for over six decades!

Species this year are: American Arborvitae, Tulip Poplar, River Birch, and American Plum. We are delighted to offer the Indiana State tree, the Tulip Poplar. It is not a Tulip or a Poplar. See below for details. Most pioneer barns were constructed of Tulip Poplar beams. The barns that remain have beams so hard that they are nearly impenetrable, capable of wearing out diamond drill bits. Scope out your yard now and pre-dig your holes so you can give your trees a head start. This is yet another activity that benefits our community and members alike.

Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. Tree handout starts at 7:30 P.M.
Menu: Polish chicken dinner with the trimmings
Cost: $9 adults, $6 for 12 and under

Call in your reservations by Mon. April 24th at 272-3660.

Can’t make the dinner on the 26th? Come tour open park day on Sunday, April 30th from 1-3 P.M. Get there early for best tree selection and take a quick tour.

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March Newsletter and Dinner Wed, March 15

March Newsletter and Dinner Wed, March 15

We welcome Mr. Marcus Winchester, language and culture director for the Pokagon band of the Potawatomi, to the IKES on Wednesday, March 15th. Mr. Winchester will present a program rich in facts describing the genius of how Chief Leopold Pokagon negotiated to keep his band of 280 in the Saint Joe River Valley when 11 other Potawatomi bands were forced to move out West after the 1883 Chicago Treaty.

When: Wednesday, March 15. Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. Program starts at 7:30 P.M. All are welcome.
Menu: Corned beef and cabbage with the trimmings
Cost: $9 adults, $5 for 12 and under

Please call in your reservations by Mon. March 13th at 272-3660. We need an accurate count for the caterer.

Click here to download the full newsletter

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February News & Dinner

February News & Dinner

“Comeback of Animal Species”

We welcome back Mr. Gary Harrington, director of the Rum Village Nature Center to the IKES on Wednesday, February 15th. Mr. Harrington, will present a program rich in facts describing the comeback of animal species in St. Joe County. This is a refreshing program that explains that all news concerning the animal world is not bad. Many species are making a tremendous comeback

We’ll let you take a look at them and decide for yourselves. See you at the IKES!

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

Menu: Swiss steak with the trimmings
Cost: $9 adults, $5 for 12 and under
Call in your reservations by Mon. February 13th at 272-3660.

Click here to download the newsletter as PDF.

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Holiday 450 Archery Results and Indoor League

Holiday 450 Archery Results and Indoor League

Our Izaak Walton League will be begin the indoor archery league starting on January 3rd and running through March 28, 2017. To join, just show up at the first or any subsequent meeting.

Dates - Every Tuesday between January 3, 2017 and March 28, 2017
Location - Izaak Walton Clubhouse
Time - 6:30pm
Cost - $72.00 for club members, $96.00 for non-club members

Format - 2 person teams, 80% handicap, 12 week league
Rewards - For each point the team wins, each person receives $1 per point

CLICK HERE to download the results of the Holiday 450 Archery Tournament [.docx]

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Santa Visiting the Ikes on Dec 14

Santa Visiting the Ikes on Dec 14

Santa is coming to the IKES on Wednesday, December 14th from 6-8:30 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 14th for some great food and presents for the kids or grand kids! Reservations are recommended but not required by calling 272-3660. Give us a Jingle and visit Kris Kringle! 

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76th Annual Feather Party - Nov 16 from 6-9pm

76th Annual Feather Party - Nov 16 from 6-9pm

Izaak Walton will be hosting it's 76th Annual Feather Party on Wednesday, November 16th 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.

There will be plenty of tickets available at the door. Tickets are $10.00. Tickets can be used for food and drinks. Tickets should have been received by our IWLA members last week. The stubs should be mailed back in by Monday, November 7th.

We are also in need of donations, tip board items and door prizes. We also need help during the event selling tickets and in the kitchen. Proceeds from the event will be used to replace the garage door at the caretakers house and provide a work trailer for the caretaker.

If you are willing to donate or volunteer for the event, please contact Mike Hay at 574-271-0973 (Home) or 269-240-8756 (Cell).

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