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

Chapter Dinner on May 17th - "Birds of a Feather"

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


A Note from the President

We have lots of announcements to make as Spring is arriving in full splendor! First off, the lodge floor is now completed and looks exceptional. It adds a whole new aesthetic and puts the finishing touch on the complete lodge restoration.

Secondly, please attend our final dinner/program of the Spring on May 17th. There will be an exciting program featuring David Wistreich from Wild Birds Unlimited. Our 21st annual Stan Klaybor scholarship recipient, Annalena Bellm, will be honored that evening as well. In our often uncertain world, it is always a breath of fresh air to honor and give a head start to our future environmental leaders.

Speaking of giving, special thanks to those who participated in our open house on April 30th. We handed out over 500 tree seedlings to the public and members. We had eager tree planters show up early, anxiously awaiting their seedlings!

Another gift for our members! The Whistle Pigs are coming back! Mark August 19th on your calendar for our annual hog roast. Cover charge for the band is FREE for all IKE members.


And The Winner Is...

Annalena M. Bellm. Annalena has been selected from a very talented group of qualified applicants to receive the 21st annual Stan Klaybor Environmental Scholarship award. Annalena is a Senior from St. Joe High School. She will be attending the University of Notre Dame for environmental engineering this Fall. She is very active in many extra curricular activities, is a member of the National Honor Society, and has already attended classes at Stanford and Earlham. Annalena will be receiving her award at our May 17th dinner/program.