Sergeants-at-Arms: Luke Becknell entertained us.
It was noted that Fred Nieter is not using a walker. Fred, your hard work is paying off.
Those who are golfing in the Chamber Golf Outing were recognized.
Dr. Steven Hollar and Jonny Hollar are playing golf in Scotland at the course that hosts the British Open.
Tony Ciriello was tasked with splitting $1 from multiple time 50/50 winnerDon Kenipe among those who have never won.
Martin Becker can attest to Sheriff of Attendance, Bill Landrigan’s tenacity. Martin got a call from Bill while Marty was 6 miles out in the Atlantic fishing.
Bill Landrigan is back from the quads at Holland, Michigan.
Mary Ann Gradeless moved to Warsaw from New Carlisle. She has been commuting for 3 years.
Mary Ellen Jordan has a new grandson who is also Mary Ann Gradeless’s new great grandson.
Past President Ron Henry’s granddaughter won a drawing contest.
Past President Joel Wihebrink ran into fellow Western Kentucky alum and Olympian, Claire Donahue.
Henry Church is grateful for the time he spent with his family at his 50thanniversary.
Al Grossnickle’s 9 year old grandson came in 2nd in a golf tournament. If he had not had the penalty for his ball getting stuck in a tree, he would have won. Don’t you hate it when that happens. Actually this will be a story he will tell his own grandkids in 2080.
Speaking of golf, Past President John Elliott is bringing up his kids right. His grandson’s long drives helped his team to 3rd place.
Mike Taylor, Director of Africa – Medical for Encompass World Partners (EWP) (formerly Grace Brethren International Mission) told us of the work in the Central African Republic (CAR). He and his wife Myra had been missionaries to CAR. He is a physician assistant and she is a nurse. His day job is at MedStat.
In addition to EWP he works with Three Strands – Care with Compassion. They do medical, surgical, and dental work in Africa. They stress competent, compassionate, Christ focused care.
Mike leads medical short term mission trips to CAR. The usual week long trip provides 500 to 600 medical attentions and 50 to 70 surgical procedures.
He told of a 10 year old girl who came a long way for treatment. She was born with polio. Just taking care of herself was a trial. The team gave her clothes, meals, physical therapy, and provided a wheelchair. The before and after pictures showed a dramatic improvement in her spirit.
He also told of a young woman who had placenta abrupto. It was fortunate they were there, because usually the simple supplies that would save her and her baby’s lives would not have been available. The next day her healthy baby was born.
For more information call Mike at 574-527-9958 or email him at email@example.com .