Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Attendance: 72

Invocation: Bill Lawrence

Greeters: Mickey Smethers, Everett Nifong

Guests: Karin Hamilton, Jennifer Hayes, Ken Stenstrom

Birthdays: Carla Carlton, Steve McGlothin, Daren Maierle, Doug Baumgardner, Roger Crouse

Announcements: 1) Rob Bishop announced the WBOC won Honorable Mention for “making a difference” at the annual Chamber dinner 2) Ron Chambers announced he, Pam George Paton and Don Reinholt attended the Club Visitation, to the Noon Optimists at Grace College on Monday. 3) Jennifer Dorman gave a report on the District meeting in Huntington last month. She said she received a citation for Distinguished Lieutenant Governor, and Steve Hollar, Michele Bickel and Andy Swihart received citations for being an Honor Club.4) George Paton said the Fort Wayne Boat Show is coming up, and you can go on line to get free passes and parking.

50/50(Kristin Farwell): Marty Becker won!

Sergeants: Mitch Goon, Paul Heaton and Brittany Lyon entertained us.

Program: Suzie Light, Executive Director of the Kosciusko Community Foundation was our speaker. Their mission is “By bringing people and charitable endeavors together, we make donor dreams shine for the good of the community.” The Foundation is celebrating their 50th anniversary. The Foundation began in 1968 as the Greater Warsaw Community Foundation.. At that time there were on 7 community foundations in Indiana. In the 70s the Foundation expanded to include all of Kosciusko County. In 1990 the Lilly Foundation began their GIFT (Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow) program. In1992 the Foundation was awarded $500,000. In 1995 Suzie light was promoted to Executive Director. Donors come from all over the world and grants may go anywhere. The Foundation has $57.3 million in assets. Suzie explained the different types of funds: agency, scholarship, field of interest, operating, designated, community (most flexible) and donor advised. Please go to for more information about how to donate and about upcoming events.

IMPORTANT DATES: Car Show, Sunday May 19; Triathlon, Saturday June 22, and Golf Outing Monday September 9. Please mark your calendars!