Whirlpool La Porte Employees Club

Mark your calendar as the Whirlpool La Porte Employees Club summer dinner has been set for Aug. 14.

The committee has reserved VFW Post 1130 on McClung Road to host the annual dinner. Registrations and club dues are being accepted for 2019 and registration forms are being mailed. The $16 club dues cover the annual dinner, mailings and postage costs.

If you’ve recently retired and have been talking with old Whirlpool coworkers who attended the 2018 dinner you know they enjoyed it. A few lucky members went home with door awards and a 50/50 cash drawing.

Please join us in 2019; the club is open to any former Whirlpool La Porte employee with five or more years of service including those still working through the Michigan offices. Dues are $16 per person.

To request a registration form, contact the club at WhirlpoolLaPorteClub@yahoo.com or call Bruce Melton at (219) 778-2765 for a form by mail.


Terra Verde Garden Club

The Terra Verde Garden Club met May 14 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 6:30 p.m. The business meeting was called to order by Vice President Sue Cummings. Roll call was answered with, “What seed have you had good success with?” Minutes were read by Ann McDermott. Susie Kieffer gave the Treasurer’s Report.

A sign up sheet was passed around for those willing to help with maintenance of the gardens at the Kesling Park entrance and the church. Work details will be scheduled.

The new membership books were distributed. Dianne Burgis did a great job including lots of color photos from member gardens.

The Green Thumb signs have been made and are ready for painting. Kathy Staninger volunteered to do this. Also, nominations for this year’s award should be submitted. Please use the email account: greenthumbaward@gmail.com. Pauline McCoy will prepare the list of nominations received.

Sue read a thank you note from the State Convention Chairman for our club’s efforts at this year’s convention.

Sue distributed pepper plants & Mexican sunflower plants to anyone wanting them. Also bulbs donated by Tom Konieczny were given out.

Our speaker was Damien Appel who talked about Community Supported Agriculture. He and his wife own Native Roots Farm near Wanatah. They sell shares to community members by the season. Your share entitles you to a bag or basket of produce which is available each week. They grow seasonal vegetables but the main crop is lettuce. They also have honey bees, mushrooms, cut flowers and soap made from goat’s milk. They also sell at Farmers’ Markets in Valparaiso & Cripple Creek in Chesterton.

After the business meeting was adjourned a delicious assortment of pies were served by co-hostesses Irene Konieczny and Vickie Floyd.

The next club meeting will be on June 11 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. If you are interested in more information about the club or would like to attend, call Sue Cummings at 324-5610 or Barb Edmonds at (219) 851-9517. Everyone is welcome.


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