College Fairs at LMC and SMC – 2016

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Local Purdue Alumni Members attended college night fairs at Lake Michigan College (Sept 26th) and Southwest Michigan College  (Sept. 28th) helping Purdue recruit students from southwest Michigan.  Helping at the LMC fair were Mable Mayfield, John Ripley, and Howard Poole.  Helping at the SMC fair were Howard Poole and John Ripley.  Attending at both fairs was John Gipson, Admissions Director for Purdue’s College of Health and Human Services.  Many students and their parents were introduced to Purdue University programs and encouraged to apply for admissions.  Always nice to see the bright students who are interested in Purdue.  Here are a few photos from the two fairs.

 

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Purdue Football Game Watch – Purdue vs Nevada

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A dozen Purdue supporters and alumni gathered at Wheatberry eatery in Buchanan, Michigan for our annual football game watch.  This is the third year in a row that the Club has selected a winning ball game to watch, not any easy task when you support Purdue.  The food was excellent as always and the group enjoyed a close game where Purdue came back from being behind early to win by ten points, 24 to 14.  The club will host a second football game watch on Saturday, October 8th at the WaterMark Brewery in Stevensville, MI.  Come join us to cheer on the Boilers as they taken on the University of Illinois.  More photos from the day.  Thanks to Charlotte Poole for the photos.

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Exit 23 Clean Up Service Project

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A small group of service minded people gathered to clean up the trash around Exit 23 on I-94 in Stevensville, Michigan.  The group included Purdue Alumni and members of the Key Club service unit of Lakeshore High School.  After a two hour work period the exit was clean of trash.  Special thanks to Glenn Youngstedt for making the arrangements and the People who volunteered.  Some photos from the event are listed below.

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img_4498Club President Howard Poole and another volunteer preparing to gather trash.

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Watermark Beer Tasting and Tour

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Sixteen members of the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwestern Michigan gathered at Watermark Brewery in Stevensville, MI for a taste of beer and a tour of the new microbrewery.  Part owner and brewmaster for the new business is David Cockell, a 2013 Biochemistry graduate of Purdue.  Only open a few months, the new business is having minor problems keeping the best selling beers in stock.  Many of the alumni club members ordered beer flights where you could sample up to four different beers.  Food was provided by a local food truck.

After a meal and social period David gave us a tour of the brewery explaining the brewing process and his unique efforts to create various flavors of beer based on different varieties of yeast and various additives such as coffee flavor.  It takes about 14 days for a new batch of beer to be brewed and transferred to the bar area for sale.  They have five different brewing locations that produce five barrels each time.  The whole brewing process is connected to a master control unit that monitors the process and maintains the various temperatures needed for the successful brewing cycle.  The whole evening was a great success with good food, great beer, and an educational tour.  Thanks to the Watermark Brewery and Brewmaster David Cockell for hosting the club.  The Club returns to the Watermark Brewery on Saturday, October 18th for a Purdue vs Illinois football game watch. Come join us for the game.  (see photos below – photos by C. Poole)

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Club Events in September 2016

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These events are coming very soon!

Your Purdue Club kicks off its Fall Schedule with a 9/13 Brewfest, a quick 9/24 Service Project, and FB watching vs. Nevada on 9/24.
You do not need to be a member of the Purdue Alumni Club to attend any of these events.  You are welcome, so come and meet fellow Boilermakers for fun and fellowship.

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Beer-tasting Brewfest for Boilers!  A new event Tuesday, Sept.13 (6:00 pm) at the recently opened Watermark Brewery, 5781 St. Joseph Ave. in Stevensville. We will enjoy beer-tasting as well as a tour of the Watermark’s brewing operation. This event will include a Taco Truck for all of us hungry Boilermakers.
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Please stop by and help us with the I-94 Exit 23 Clean Up scheduled for Sat. Sept. 24 at 8 a.m. before you head down to Buchanan for game-watching.  We must meet at Lincoln Twp. Hall, 2055 W John Beers Rd,, to get instructions from township officials, protective garb, equipment, and safety details.
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Get your game face on! Purdue vs. Nevada football game watching is scheduled for Sat. Sept. 24 at 12 noon (or whenever the TV people decide the game will air).  We will meet at Wheatberry Restaurant in Buchanan, MI. Join us with Purdue alumni, friends, fans, and families. We’ll keep you posted about kickoff time.  Anybody from Nevada out there?  Come one, come all!  You may begin arriving at Wheatberry just after 11:45 am ET. We have reserved our private room with large-screen TV, and you can order food and beverages from an outstanding menu.

Now in the planning stages for Paw Paw this fall:  Wine-Tasting at St. Julian with raffle and vineyard tour!  Watch our emails for more info.

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You are receiving this email because you are a Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan member, an alumna or alumnus of Purdue University residing in southwestern Michigan or a current or incoming Purdue student.

Our mailing address is:
Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan
1487 Drew Drive
Niles, MI 49120

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Wrestling Camp a Success

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Members of the local Southwest Michigan Purdue Alumni Club welcomed members of the Purdue University wrestling team to a special wrestling camp run by Lakeshore High School.  An assistant coach and three members of the Purdue team assisted with the wrestling camp and then joined other Purdue alumni for a pizza party to celebrate the event.  Plans are underway to hold additional joint efforts with Purdue Sporting Teams.  Special thanks to Glenn Youngstedt and Chris Miller for making the arrangements for the event.  Go Purdue!!!!

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Purdue Representatives at Southwest Michigan Wrestling Camp

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Arrangements have been made with the Purdue University Wrestling Team to send a coach and some students to a wrestling camp being organized by Lakeshore High School. The camp will have high school students from the three county area of southwest Michigan. Purdue Assistant Wrestling Coach Tyrel Todd and three members of the Purdue wrestling team will be assisting Lakeshore Wrestling Coach Bruce Bittenbender at the Michigan West Summer Wresting Clinic on Monday, June 27 & Tuesday, June 28. It is likely that local Purdue alums and friends could visit the Lakeshore Gym and watch the camp activities. The club will hold a reception and pizza party on Monday, June 27 at Silver Beach Pizza at 6 to 8 PM. Purdue Club members are invited to welcome Coach Todd to SW Michigan. Reservations for this event can be made by calling Chris Miller at 269-208-0117 or Glenn Youngstedt at 269-861-0596. The cost for this event is $10 per person. Come join us to cheer on our Boilermaker wrestling team as they help develop local southwest Michigan wrestling talent.

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Photos from 2016 Spring Meeting

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Spring Meeting 2016

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A special thanks to everyone who came to the Spring meeting at the St. Joseph River Yacht Club on May 12th.  Nearly fifty Purdue alums, family members, and students with family members attended.  Scholarship awardee’s were recognized, election of Board Members for 2016-17 were held, and announcements about up coming events were presented.  Guest Speaker for the evening was Larry Merritt Jr., Manager of Worldwide Environmental Support at Ford Motor Company who talked about the efforts by Ford to improve and control environmental impact at their manufacturing plants and at their international headquarters location in Dearborn, MI.  Photos of the evening that began in a thick fog along the shores of Lake Michigan, but ended in bright sun and a beautiful sunset.  Enjoy photos taken by local Purdue Board Member, Charlotte Poole.

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Views of the inside of the St. Joseph River Yacht Club,

the former Life Guard Station for St. Joseph. MI

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Speaker Larry Merritt, Jr.

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Mr. Merritt talked about Ford’s environmental efforts as well as his and his families interactions over the years with Purdue University.

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The day ended with an unusual sunset view of the St. Joseph Lighthouse

as the sun set over Lake Michigan.

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Annual Spring Meeting in Just 10 Days!

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Don’t miss our special guest speaker!

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Join the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan for our annual spring meeting and social gathering. Our guest speaker will be Lawrence Merritt, Jr, manager of Worldwide Environmental Support at Ford Motor Company’s Environmental Quality Office. Mr. Merritt will outline strategies by Ford Motor to develop global water and waste reduction strategies. He will also discuss Ford’s efforts concerning global greenhouse gas initiatives and environmental performance of worldwide manufacturing facilities.

We will announce 2016–17 student scholarship winners and conduct a brief business meeting.

Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Where: 
St. Joseph River Yacht Club
128 North Pier Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Time: 
6:00 p.m. — Social with cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres
7:00 p.m. — Program and brief meeting
Cost:
$20 — Per person
RSVP:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Questions:
Contact Howard Poole at poole@wmich.edu or 269-424-3221

Pay online with credit card.

Make checks payable to: Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan

Mail check and RSVP form to:
Howard Poole
31594 Maple Island Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047

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Spring Meeting – Thursday, May 12, 2016

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Don’t miss our special guest speaker!

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Join the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan for our annual spring meeting and social gathering. Our guest speaker will be Lawrence Merritt, Jr, manager of Worldwide Environmental Support at Ford Motor Company’s Environmental Quality Office. Mr. Merritt will outline strategies by Ford Motor to develop global water and waste reduction strategies. He will also discuss Ford’s efforts concerning global greenhouse gas initiatives and environmental performance of worldwide manufacturing facilities.

We will announce 2016–17 student scholarship winners and conduct a brief business meeting.

Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Where:
St. Joseph River Yacht Club
128 North Pier Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Time:
6:00 p.m. — Social with cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres
7:00 p.m. — Program and brief meeting
Cost:
$20 — Per person
RSVP:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Questions:
Contact Howard Poole at poole@wmich.edu or 269-424-3221

Pay online with credit card.

Make checks payable to: Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan

Mail check and RSVP form to:
Howard Poole
31594 Maple Island Road
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Visit the club website for more information.

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