Wine Tasting Party

Announcing Our 5th Annual

Wine-Tasting Party

On Thursday, October 27, your club will once again feature its traditional wine-tasting event, this time right at St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, MI. The wine-tasting and light dinner plates will start at 5:30 pm to be followed with a tour of the St. Julian Winery and a post-tour dessert treat.

We will be treated to tastings of four distinctly different St. Julian products — a 2015 Chardonnay, a 2015 Sweet Rose, a 2014 Chancellor, and a 2015 St. Julian Reserve Late Harvest Riesling. Each will be served with gourmet mini-plates paired and prepared by the St. Julian catering staff. Cost is only $24 per person. Non-alcoholic drinks are available.

The evening’s Wine/Food servings will be spaced to allow time for visiting; a brief, informative talk by a visiting Purdue speaker perhaps from the new Purdue School of Health and Human Sciences (Nursing, Kinesiology; Sports Medicine, etc.) and our traditional oyster crackers for “palate cleansing.” The evening will continue with a walking tour of the St. Julian Winery production facility in Paw Paw. After the tour, we will be treated with a Port Barrel tasting paired with Chocolate.

For only $24 per person at the wine-tasting/tour, you get four delicious wines to sample; four mini-servings of gourmet food to match the wines; a special St. Julian wineglass souvenir; participation in the winery tour; and even some raffle prizes.


This Special Event is Coming Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Wine-Tasting/Tour Party Reservations deadline:
Sunday, October 23, 2016

To make your reservations and pay by Paypal,
Click here for a $24 wine-tasting/food-pairing/tour party reservation.

U. S. Mail Option: Make your wine-tasting ($24 per person) check payable to “Purdue Alumni Club of S. W. Michigan” and mail to John Ripley, Treasurer, 1487 Drew Drive, Niles, MI 49120. Please include the name(s) of guests you are bringing.
For questions, email Howard Poole, Club President, at
or call Howard at 269-424-3221.

For the evening’s wine-tasting, we will meet at 5:30 PM in the The Apollo Banquet Hall, attached to St. Julian Winery’s Paw Paw hospitality room
at 716 S. Kalamazoo Street
Paw Paw, MI 49079
Phone: 800.732.6002

Please visit our website ( and our Facebook page (

Hail Purdue! Support Your Club!

Your Michigan Purdue Club friends in
Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties

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Purdue Glee Club

Boilermaker Fan,

On Sunday October 23 T 2:30pm the Purdue Glee Club will be performing at the Lerner Theater. Recent Elkhart county graduates Joel Byler (Goshen High School) and Austin Erb (Fairfield High School) are current members and featured soloists of the Glee Club.

Also joining the Glee Club on stage this year will be the award-winning mixed show-choir from Fairfield High School – Fusion.

Ticket prices for the concert are: adults are $25, senior citizens are $20 and students are $15.

For more information and to purchase ticket please visit the Lerner Box Office or their website at

It will be a great night of music and fun. We hope that all of you can join us.

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Annual Meeting

We would like to thank Larry Clisby for speaking at our Annual Meeting for 2016.  He shared wonderful stories and gave everyone true insight on Purdue Athletics.

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Gold Again

Our club earned a Gold P for 2015 – 2016. BOILER UP!!!! Great job by all.
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Join Us on Facebook

Hi Boilermaker Fans,
We just want to remind everyone that we do have a Facebook page.
 If you have not already joined our page, we would like to invite you to join us.
On our page we post local events and  pictures from past events.   This is also a great place to put your comments on  what you would like to see from the club in the future.
Hope to see you on Facebook!
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We Are Boilermakers

Hi Boilermakers and Friends,
Hope you enjoy the attached video about Purdue.  Feel free to share with others.
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Welcome to our Website — Purdue Club of Elkhart/LaGrange County

Thank you for taking a moment to browse our page.

Want to become a Proud member of our club?

Membership Application — Send in your 2016 dues and contribute to our Scholarship Fund for Elkhart County Purdue Students!

Purdue Club Member & Meeting App


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