Elkhart Art League announces winners from tumble show, some-more news from Elkhart …

October 28, 2015 - garden totes


Thanks to all who participated in a Fall Show. There was a smashing turnout, 35 artists and 77 pieces of art in a accumulation of media. A special congratulations to a winners, listed below:

Best of Show (member category), “Kate in Hot Pink,” Robert R. Williams, Oil on Canvas, $600; Best of Show (3-D category), “Seeing Double,” Gina Bonewitz, Thrown and Altered Stoneware, $200; Honorable Mention (member), “Shhhh,” Kathleen Wolfe, Pastel, $275; People’s Choice Award (member), “Wrapped,” Phil Monteith, Pastel, $450; Best of Show (student category), “Sunflowers,” Mary Ezzell, Watercolor, $495; Honorable Mention (3D category), “I Forgot To Have Children,” Elizabeth A. Wamsley, Raku, $200; Honorable Mention (student), “Windsong Prairie Pond,” Charlotte Fletcher, Watercolor, NFS; People’s Choice Award (student), “It’s Captain Chaos!” Kathleen Horwath, Pastel/Watercolor, NFS.

Upcoming classes include People Painters Open Studio, starting Thursday, Oct. 29 (eight weeks), from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Work from a live indication in a media of your choice. A good eventuality to use figure sketch skills and learn from a gifted mural artist, instructor: Bob Williams. Clay Class/Open Studio, starting Nov. 10 (eight weeks), from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Come work on your projects during open studio or accept instruction from instructor Elizabeth Wamsley from 4 to 7 p.m. 

Shows and special events: Elkhart ArtWalk, Nov. 18. The free, self-guided, open art materialisation famous as downtown ArtWalk brings together art lovers and village friends to ever-evolving downtown Elkhart. With sparkling and singular offerings around any corner, downtown Elkhart celebrates a humanities and artists who lift a community.



Members met Oct. 13 during Faith United Methodist Church. On arrangement was a endowment presented to Celaeno Province for a Delta Theta Chi National Literacy Award.

Pat Fawley, recording secretary, reported members entirely enjoyed a Amish cooking during Mose and Etta Miller’s in Nappanee on Sept. 22.

Otis Spunkmeyer fundraiser cookie sequence forms were handed out during a meeting. Susan Yoder, inhabitant keeper representing Celaeno Province, reported on a mins of a final Delta Theta Chi National Convention, observant that electronic grant applications are adult and regulating on a website.

Linda Sinon reported on a “April Showers to May Flowers” gathering that will be hosted by Indiana Eta on Apr 22-23, 2016.

Information: deltathetachi.org



Impatient with a slowness of a initial few notes, on Oct. 14 Paul Thomas took over conducting “Happy Birthday” to applaud his 92nd birthday.

Jack Goodman and Paul Stemm reported on a initial School Sight screening event, that was Oct. 13 during West Side Middle School. During that eventuality a organisation screened a prophesy of 248 eighth-graders.

Nicole Bauman of a Prairie Wolf Collective Housing Community spoke of a group’s sustainability efforts. In 2009 6 adults from south-central Elkhart who wanted to make a disproportion in their area motionless to pool their income and squeeze taxation sale properties. They acquired a vast residence on Prairie Street, now named a Red Oak Community House, and a multi-unit skill on Wolf Avenue. They envisioned an civic permaculture domicile and village space. The members of a LLC they shaped any possess a share in both houses. Members have been renovating a homes, grown crops, combined a village garden, built a clay oven and are in a routine of building an outside kitchen regulating roundwood joist framing. They put boundary on a use of electricity, prepare and feverishness with timber and will use a outside kitchen in comfortable weather. Describing a organisation as an conscious community, they engage themselves in a village and with Roosevelt Center. They offer training and workshops and horde a potluck on a initial Wednesday of any month during a Red Oak House. More information is accessible during www.facebook.com/RedOakElkhart.

Upcoming: Friday, Oct. 30, prophesy screening during North Side Middle School; Monday, Nov. 2, prophesy screening during Monger Elementary; Nov. 6-7, Indiana Lions Conference in Plainfield; Nov. 21, district assembly in Atwood

Meetings are during noon Wednesdays during Christiana Creek Country Club. Upcoming: Wednesday, Oct. 28, ELC: From Lightbulbs and Brooms; Nov. 18, Vic Fisher, district governor

Website: www.elkhartlions.org



Doug VonGunten, president-elect, called a Oct. 20 assembly to sequence as a bar distinguished 100 years of Kiwanis. Guests enclosed Lt Gov. Jean Cowan, spouses, and many members of Goshen’s Maple City and Sunrisers Kiwanis clubs.

Announcements: The bar will be collecting food expostulate boxes during a subsequent dual weekly meetings; “Travelogue” has begun and volunteers are still needed; Salvation Army Pancake Day tickets are available; Thursday, Oct 29, is Hacienda “give-back” night.

The module was a jubilee of 100 years of Kiwanis. Dorothy Shirk, Dave Kurtz and Dave Yoder put together a module as leaders of Goshen Noon Kiwanis, Maple City Kiwanis Club and Sunrisers Kiwanis Club of Goshen. John Allen, Bill Dawson, Dave Holderman, John Huber, Jim Smith and Jerry Trolz blew out a 100 candles on a cake.

Allen common a story of Goshen Noon Kiwanis, that had a initial assembly on Jul 24, 1979, during Bungalow Gardens. Charter members now in a bar embody Allen, Jon Brookmyer and Trolz. Over a years, a club’s fundraising activities have enclosed offering peanuts, assisting a Pork Producers during a fair, offering Nelson duck during Sidewalk Days and a stream beef burger devise during a fair. Supported projects embody (not singular to) Tommy’s Kids Castle, Salvation Army, Boys Girls Club, Key Club, Fair Parade, Riley Hospital for Children, a Iodine Deficiency Programs and a stream Eliminate Project.

Jim Smith common contribution about Kiwanis International. Current membership is 671,798, a 41,000 boost over final year. The fastest-growing bar is a Key Club.

Trolz common a thesis of stability over a years. As use became a theme, membership forsaken from 25 to 12, though has grown to a stream membership of 141. The initial fundraiser of $400 has grown to $80,000.



Guests during a Oct. 16 assembly enclosed Mayor Allan Kauffman, Dixie Robinson, Mrs. Gene Stutsman and Mrs. Arlin Hunsberger.

Casey Yerger reminded a bar that volunteers are indispensable for contention leaders for a World Affairs Conference, that is Nov. 12. Discussion leaders are indispensable from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Doug Wogoman introduced a module and moderated a contention between Goshen mayoral possibilities Mary Cripe and Jeremy Stutsman. Probably a many humorous partial of a contention came when Stutsman offering no justification for his Kiwanian membership. In responding Todd Eby, he remarkable he couldn’t explain it currently as he left his records out in his Dodge.

Upcoming: Nov. 12, World Affairs Conference; Nov. 20, Pancake Day



Members met Oct. 21 during Lucchese’s Italian Restaurant, 655 C.R. 17.

Sally LaRocca introduced speaker, Patricia Gremaux, Elkhart General Hospital Community Outreach director. While Gremaux highlighted critical aspects of a Affordable Care Act, she also helped a assembly know how treacherous a information could be for those not formerly insured. The Indiana Department of Insurance wanted to make certain clients had accurate information, and approved Indiana navigators were lerned to assistance clients get a information though offering any particular product. In Elkhart County we can accept assistance in enrolling in a Indiana Marketplace during Elkhart General Hospital, Heart City Health Center, Maple City Health Center and IU Health Goshen. An critical indicate Gremaux done was that we contingency go by healthcare.gov or by an Indiana navigator who will go to healthcare.gov to get a taxation credits authorised for several income brackets. Gremaux also common some insights into a Healthy Indiana Plan, indicating out that roughly 17 percent of Elkhart County residents tumble subsequent a Federal Poverty Guidelines, that means those residents competence need assistance, though a state believed that clients had some-more invested if they had to compensate something for their insurance. Clients adult to 138 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines are authorised for a Healthy Indiana Plan. Those discipline are dynamic by income and a series of family members. Sunday, Nov. 1, is a start of open enrollment for removing word for a entrance year. Gremaux forked out that a poignant series of uninsured residents are now enrolled in some kind of word plan. One might call 524-7586, a Health Coverage Enrollment Center, for some-more information.

The subsequent assembly will be Nov. 18 during Lucchese’s Italian Restaurant. Doug Miller, District 48 representative, will yield a legislative update. The assembly will have an eventuality for questions. Information: Sally LaRocca, 264-0827, or check lwvec.org. The open is acquire to attend.




Twenty-five members, one impending member and dual NSCAR members along with their 3 guest were benefaction during a Oct. 19 assembly during First Presbyterian Church in Elkhart. 

Catherine Reedy, historian/librarian, common a repository page deliberating Madam President General Mrs. O’Byrne’s 1947 election.

The module was presented by a Jacob Leer Society National Society Children of a American Revolution with Melanie Weaver, along with Rachel and Abby Weaver and impending member Morgan Hunter. Erin Jackson, National NSCAR President’s Project, is to lift supports to safety a George Washington tent that will be housed in a new American Revolution Museum in Philadelphia. Alex Knight, Indiana State President’s Project, is to assist a homeless shelter, a Jackson Street Commons in Kokomo. Both are collecting donations, financial and material, for these inestimable causes.

Stephanie Stauffer, Project Patriot chairman, pronounced a caring package was sent to Lt. Kristen Wheeler, a chapter’s adopted infantryman who is stationed on a USS Iwo Jima. Beth Thurston, DAR Service for Veterans chair, reported a full receptacle of starter domicile equipment was prepared for a Miller’s Veteran Center in South Bend.

Chairman reports: American Indian Minutes, Connie Stauffer reported a Chickasaw believed a land was a present for a Creator; National Defense Report, Stauffer reported a DAR section from Rochester, Minn., donated an Action Track chair to a infirm veteran; Constitution Sidelight, Susan Parkhurst reported a Constitution Convention shelved on Sept. 17, 1787; President General’s Message, Joan Bice reported that in approval of a 125th DAR anniversary, a Daughters Tribute Memorial will be built; Flags of a United States, Thurston, clamp regent, upheld around a printout from a book “The American Flag” created by Joseph Rodman Drake (1795-1820); Conservation, Reedy reported not to bake leaves though compost them along with pumpkins and to always consider before throwing divided items, as they could be donated elsewhere; Good Citizen Contest, Kerry Johnson reported 4 field from Goshen, Fairfield, Middlebury and Concord schools were received; Women’s Issues, Anita Rogers distributed a animation by Maxine enlivening mammograms, and Celebrate America, Linda Robinson reported a section will present caring kits to Faith Mission and adopt a internal troops family for Christmas.

Jeane Bosse is still collecting homemade pillowcases for a chapter’s adopt-a-soldier crew and for Miller’s Veteran Center. Thurston reported skeleton for a module during North Side Middle School for eighth-graders on Wednesday, Oct. 28. She also pronounced a new storybook, that is celebrating families, is also progressing, and a “NSDAR William Tuffs Chapter Family Storybook” is accessible on Amazon.

Thurston reported equipment Community Church Services needs: cosmetic bags, cloth bags, scarves, hats and egg cartons. The section will be offering Martin Coupon Books to lift supports for stream and arriving projects.

Mrs. Parkhurst, Museum and American Spirit Committee chair, is collecting lax change with deduction going to a National DAR Museum’s ubiquitous fund. She has adopted a ceramic piggy bank patriotically flashy and reasonably named “Spirit.”

DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, proffer women’s use classification dedicated to compelling patriotism, preserving American History and securing America’s destiny by improved education. Any women 18 years or comparison who can infer hereditary bloodline skirmish from an forerunner who aided in achieving American autonomy might join a DAR.

Information: Sherry Welty, swell@bnin.net, or revisit a DAR website: www.dar.org/natsociety


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