Warsaw Breakfast Optimist, September 14, 2022
Presiding – Jim Smith
Attendance – 63
Invocation – Jim Kessler
Greeters – Kyrie’ and Daren Maierle
- End of year Banquet – Owl’s nest, September 28, 5:30 pm, no morning meeting that day
- Chicken BBQ,
- Austin Donovan announced a dues increase, effective January 1, 2023, to $440 per year
- Fall Display deliveries will begin September 24
Birthdays – Pam Galloway (11th) and Chris Wiggins (today, the 14th)
50/50 – $45 to Lester Pierce
Membership – Induction of Chad Goon & third reading for Josh Seibert and Tammie Smith
Sergeants at Arms –
Our speaker – Emily Farley, Samara House, will be introduced by Pam Galloway.
In the early 1950s, Purdue University professor Dr. John Christian and his wife Catherine dreamed of a home that would serve both their desire to entertain faculty, staff, and students and be a lasting structure that would grow with their family. Research, perseverance, and a touch of luck led the Christians to Frank Lloyd Wright with whom they built their dream home.
The John and Catherine Christian House, commonly known as Samara, is one of the most complete Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the United States. Nestled in one of Indiana’s most historically significant cities, the 2,200 square-foot Samara was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2015. The home affords national and international visitors of all ages the rare and immersive opportunity to experience Mr. Wright’s fully realized Usonian design just as if they were guests of the family.
Samara, named for the winged seeds found in pinecones, was completed in 1956 near the end of Mr. Wright’s career. The home was built on a modest budget and with the caveat that the clients would see the famous architect’s designs through to full completion.
John and Catherine held true to this commitment and the architect’s vision. Samara is an approachable and educational work of art that proudly features more than 40 of Mr. Wright’s architectural innovations and plays host to thousands of visitors annually.
Today, Indiana Landmarks co-stewards Samara with the John E. Christian Family Memorial Trust, Inc., working to preserve the extraordinary property and share its remarkable story.
Next Week’s Program – Mitch Daniels and Julie Lewellen speaking about Purdue University
Positive quote – “Say something positive and you will see something positive”