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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33rd Annual Hog Roast - Aug 25 at 6pm

33rd Annual Hog Roast - Aug 25 at 6pm

Join us for everyone's favorite event of the year. Izaak Walton will be hosting the 33nd Annual Hog Roast! 

This year the local favorite band High Life will providing the musical entertainment for the evening. High Life plays a variety of classic rock and pop . The event will be held outside the clubhouse on Saturday, August 25 and starts at 6:00 pm with the band starting at 7:30. 

There is no entry fee to hang out and listen to the music. Food is an additional $10/plate. Drinks will be available for an extra charge. We will have the usual grilled corn on the cob, sides, and of course slow-cooked hog!

Everyone of all ages is welcome.

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Dine & Learn - Benefits of Planting Native Species

Dine & Learn - Benefits of Planting Native Species

We welcome Ms. Jan Hunter, owner of Natural Native Nursery in South Bend, to the IKES on Wednesday, May 16th. Ms. Hunter is also the President of the northern chapter of INPAWS (Indiana Native Plant and Wildlife Society). She will explain in detail the benefits of planting native species, issues and problems with invasive species, and native plantings that encourage native pollinators.

Remember that this our last dinner/program of the spring. Our next event is the annual Hog Roast
featuring the Whistle Pigs on August 18th.

Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. program starts at 7:30 P.M.
Menu: swiss steak with the trimmings

Cost: $9 adults $6 12 and under
Call in your reservations by Mon. May 14th at 272-3660

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Dinner and Tree Giveaway on April 18 for Arbor Day

Dinner and Tree Giveaway on April 18 for Arbor Day

We welcome all members old and new along with their guests to the IKES on Wednesday, April 18th. 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 70 years!

Species this year are: Tulip Poplar, White Oak, Sugar Maple, Sweetgum, Kousa Dogwood, Allegheny Serviceberry and Canaan Fir.

We are delighted to offer seven different species this year. The seedlings become more costly each year, so it is imperative that they find a thriving new “home”. 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. See you at the IKES!

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 12 and under

Call in your reservations by Mon. April 16th at 272-3660

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