Warsaw Breakfast Optimist, July 13, 2022

David Wilkinson, Town of Syracuse presented our program today

Presiding – Jim Smith

Attendance – 63

Invocation – John Teevan

Greeters – Rick Swaim and Roxanne Coffelt

Guests – Clelda Benning, Eden Farwell


  • The club will meet at the Kosciusko County Fairgrounds beginning next week
Happy Birthday to John Armacost and
Jerry Clevenger

Birthdays – John Armacost (11th) and Jerry Clevenger (12th)

50/50 – $34.50 to Joe Sutton

Sergeants at Arms – Members were asked about the history of 4H and fined $1.00 if their answer was incorrect

Program – David Wilkinson, Town of Syracuse, introduced by Tony Ciriello.

The Syracuse/Wawasee area is a developing and ever-changing community that blends a progressive, diverse economy with country charm and mid-western friendliness. It has also been a destination for visitors for generations due to the breathtaking Lake Wawasee, the largest natural lake in Indiana. With access to Syracuse Lake there are more than 3,500 acres of water for year round recreation.

Syracuse offers a high standard of living, which includes desirable housing, warm neighborhoods, a strong commitment to schools, a low crime rate, easy access to Fort Wayne or Chicago and a large employment base. Syracuse is known for its narrow tree lined streets both in the commercial and residential areas and is proud to be a Tree City USA and continues to work hard to keep the title. Uptown Syracuse is composed of historic and distinct architectural brick buildings that line Main Street and are home to a variety of businesses. Something is always happening on Main Street which includes retail stores, restaurants and a movie theatre.

The Syracuse Area has a lot to offer people of all ages including many childcare options, a youth center, the Syracuse Community Center and a modern nursing home for senior citizens, (6) physicians and MedStat Urgent Care Center. There are also (6) banks in town, including Crossroads Bank, Key Bank, Horizon Bank, Mutual Bank, INterra Credit Union and Lake City Bank. More than half of the town’s (25) restaurants are locally owned. Included are (7) fast food restaurants. Family activities abound in Syracuse thanks to the lakes, golf courses and parks.

Syracuse is home to a diverse group of industries including boat manufacturing, rubber product manufacturing, circuit board manufacturing, RV manufacturing, plastic production, metal fabrication, horse trailer manufacturing, printing, engine and control research and development and modular home manufacturing.

Next Week’s Program – Lynn Merger with KCH

Your positive quote for the day – “A positive mindset brings positive things