Warsaw Breakfast Optimist, November 18, 2020

Nate Bosch, Lilly Lakes and Streams, gave a very informative presentation concerning the health of the Lakes and Streams in Kosciusko County.

Presiding – Mitch Goon

Attendance – 38 in person, 22 via Zoom

Greeter – Ot Schroeder

Invocation – John Teevan

Announcements –       

    *Bell Ringing – Need 11 slots filled, November 28 @ Wal Mart

    *Fall Displays –  Rick Swaim, at least 45 Optimist members helped in one way or another with Fall Displays.  Last Saturday Joel Wihebrink donated the use of six dump trucks and five of his employees to pick up over 100 displays around the county.

    *White Elephant Auction – Dec 30

    *Meeting place – We will be meeting at 2517 from December 23 to March 31, 2021

50/50 – $29 to Trace Hansen

Birthdays –   Chris Plack, Fred Nieter, and Craig Snow 

Program – Nate Bosch, Dir – Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams.

The Lilly Center has studied 12 local freshwater, all-sport lakes weekly through the summer since 2007. Year-round since 2014, we’ve studied the major streams surrounding six of these lakes. That’s a lot of data, but until 2018, we didn’t have as complete a picture of the local waterways as we’d like.

With 12 stream sensors (installed at 12 inflowing and outflowing stream sites around Winona, Wawasee, Syracuse, Tippecanoe, Oswego and James lakes) we have live data at our fingertips.

The Lilly Center started Clearly Kosciusko in 2017 to connect visitors and residents to the lakes of Kosciusko County, Ind. The Lilly Center team saw a learning gap between what people knew and what they appreciated about the lakes, and set out to provide the missing information: data-backed action steps that residents and visitors could take to protect and enjoy the natural resources in the county.

Sergeants at Arms – Bob Jackson fined members for various bogus reasons.

Next Week Program –  Tom Lowe – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Positive Message –  “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”   Zig Ziglar