Wednesday, January 9, 2019

EXTREMELY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Next week, January 16, our meeting will be hosted by Grace College. Dr. Katip said it will be in the Alpha Cafeteria, and enter from the Wooster Road side. He said to park in the new Science Building parking lot. To get to the Science Building take campus road McClain from Wooster Road. Come up the hill and curve to your left where the Science Center Parking lot will be. For a map go to The Alpha building is #5 and the Science Building is #8.

Attendance: 83

Invocation:Bill Landrigan

Greeters: John Teevan, Daren Maierle

Guests: None

Birthdays: Joe Sutton, Megan Farver, Cheryl Avery

Announcements: 1) There will be a Retirement Open House for John Elliott Friday , February 1 at First Source Bank from 3-7 pm. All Optimists are invited! Please RSVP to 574-268-1259. The Special program begins at 5:15 p.m. 2) The Esther Pfleiderer Charitable Trust and First Source Bank Wealth Advisory services are sponsoring a concert by the Chicago Staff Salvation Army. The concert will be held in the Performing Arts Center at Warsaw Community High School on Saturday January 19th at 7 p.m. The event is free but tickets are required and are available on line at the Warsaw performing Arts Center Facebook page. The concert is given in memory of Esther Pfleiderer, a long time supporter and Advisory Board member of the Warsaw salvation Army. 3) Currently going on is an Exhibit of Mary Alice Estep paintings at City Hall on the first floor.

50/50(Frank Grose): Doc Haines won!

Membership: None

Induction: None

Sergeants: Brittany Lyon, Paul Heaton entertained us.

Program: Larry Plummer, Superintendent of the Warsaw Parks Department, talked about plans for various parks in Warsaw. Proposed changes to Center Lake Park include changes to the entry of of 15 including a large sign with columns, a deceleration lane on 15 and possible acquisition of the gas station on 15. The pier will be revised so that water can flow underneath it. The NIPSCO substation will be condensed down to one third of the size, the land will be acquired and then then the park Maintenance facilities would be located there. Center Lake Park is 80% of the work in the Parks Department. The Arthur Street crossing will be changed to connect Bixler and Beyer Parks. He talked about the Eye Strike Lightening system, which is at Center Lake Park, the Campgrounds and Pike Lake. This system can detect approaching storms and give patrons a signal to alert them. We’re only the second city in the state to have this system. The 5 year master plan for Kelly park includes sledding hill, possible concert use, changing a tennis court to a pickleball court and revitalizing the pond. He said they are trying to distribute the concerts over the city so they aren’t just at Center Lake Park. The new recreation guide comes out in April.