Basketball Game Watch – Sat. Feb. 13, 2016

It’s Almost Here! Sat. 2/13 2PM

Watch Biggie (below) and

the Boilers vs. Michigan!

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REMINDER: Join us at our new game-watching location as we gather to enjoy Men’s Basketball at the newly renovated Bucktown Tap in Buchanan, Michigan.  It”s just a few miles west of the 31 bypass Exit 5 on Niles-Buchanan Road in the heart of Buchanan across from the Do It Best hardware store, 259 E Front St, Buchanan, MI, (269) 409-8464.  Come in the front door and yell “Boiler UP!” to proprietors Dan O’Sullivan ’93 and his wife, Laura ’93.

We will get together for the 2PM tipoff for Purdue vs. Michigan on this Saturday, Feb. 13.  And, yes, be sure to wear all your Purdue gear and even bring your Michigan friends.  Come one, come all!

Just drop a note to Purdue Boilermaker Spirit Award Winner Howard Poole (howard.poole@wmich.edu) before the tipoff to let him know how many are coming and if you need more information.  Not mandatory, we’re just hoping to get an idea about how popular this new game-watching idea might be.

There is no charge to attend this, our 1st annual Bucktown Tap game-watching event.  You may plan to begin arriving at Bucktown Tap just after they open at Noon ET.
At 2:00 p.m., we will watch the game on four large flat-screen TVs, cheering, and enjoying food and beverages from Laura and Dan’s outstanding menu.  Learn more about the Bucktown Tap and the menu at www.bucktowntap.com.

You do not need to be a member of the Purdue Alumni Association or the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan to attend.

Please also check out our website (www.purduealumni.org/swmichigan) and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purdue-Alumni-Club-of-Southwest-Michigan/159879414105515).

Hail Purdue!
Boiler Up!

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2016-2017 Scholarship Applications

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Purdue Club Accepts Scholarship Applications

The Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan is currently accepting applications for its 2016-2017 scholarship program.  Over the last 16 years the club has granted over $50,000 in scholarships to Purdue students and incoming freshman from Berrien, Van Buren and Cass counties.

Interested students should return applications and essays by no later than March 1, 2016.

Students with questions may call Glenn Youngstedt, Scholarship Chair, at 269-861-2886 or email him at glennyoungstedt@AOL.com

Download Scholarship Application Cover

Download Scholarship Application

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Basketball Game Watches

cropped-purdueswmibanner.jpgGuess What!  Finally: Men’s Basketball Game-Watching!

Join us at our new game-watching location as we gather to enjoy Men’s Basketball at the newly renovated Bucktown Tap in Buchanan, Michigan.  It”s just a few miles west of the 31 bypass Exit 5 on Niles-Buchanan Road in the heart of Buchanan across from the Do It Best hardware store, 259 E Front St, Buchanan, MI, (269) 409-8464.  Come in the front door and yell “Boiler UP!” to proprietors Dan O’Sullivan ’93 and his wife, Laura ’93.

We will get together for two games:  Purdue vs. Michigan on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 2:00 PM ET, and then again for the second round of the Big Ten basketball tournament (Purdue will get a “bye”), March 10  (time TBD).

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And, yes, be sure to wear all your Purdue gear and even bring your Michigan friends on Feb. 13.  They are welcome, too.  Come one, come all!

Just drop a note to Purdue Boilermaker Spirit Award Winner Howard Poole (howard.poole@wmich.edu) before the tipoff to let him know how many are coming and if you need more information.  Not mandatory, we’re just hoping to get an idea about how popular this new game-watching idea might be.

There is no charge to attend this, our 1st annual Bucktown game-watching event.  You may plan to begin arriving at Bucktown Tap just after they open at Noon ET.

At 2:00 p.m., we will watch the game on four large flat-screen TVs, cheering, and enjoying food and beverages from Laura and Dan’s outstanding menu.  Learn more about the Bucktown Tap and the menu at www.bucktowntap.com.

You do not need to be a member of the Purdue Alumni Association or the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan to attend.

Please also check out our website (www.purduealumni.org/swmichigan) and our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purdue-Alumni-Club-of-Southwest-Michigan/159879414105515).

Hail Purdue!
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Purdue Alumni Club 2015 Wine Tasting Event

Forty-six  Purdue alumni, spouses, and friends gathered at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve near Buchanan, MI along the banks of the St. Joseph River for an evening of good wine and food.  Nancie Corum-Oxley, winemaker at St. Julian Winery of Paw Paw, MI, Purdue graduate in Food Science, and Michigan’s first female winemaker, was host for the event.  Carol Line, Fernwood director and Purdue graduate in Horticulture, provided a welcome to the group.  Nicki Small of the Fernwood Food Service under the direction of Chef Tim Carrigan provided the descriptions of the food parings with four St. Julian wines. Dan Nitz, owner of Arrowhead Vineyards, talked about growing wine grapes in southwest Michigan.  Michael Sanders, director of the South Bend Purdue Polytech Institute program, shared information on the recent changes in the program that has centers across the State of Indiana and on the West Lafayette campus.  Dean DeVoe, elected member of the Purdue Alumni Association Board from the Elkhart County Purdue Alumni Club updated members on activities of the Purdue Alumni Association.  Dean also assisted with the auction of five KitchenAid appliances provided to the club by the Whirlpool Corporation.  Funds from the auction will support the Scholarship Program of the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan.  A great time and good fellowship was had by all who attended.  Enjoy some photos of the event taken by Charlotte Poole.

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It was a nice cool, fall day at Fernwood for the wine tasting event.

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The evening sunset over the St. Joseph River was very lovely as the guests arrived.

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The first course was a lemon poached shrimp dish served with a honey pineapple relish and pared with a sparkling wine named for Nancie Corum-Oxley, “Sweet Nancie”, a sparkling Traminette wine.

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Alumni and friends enjoying the first wine and pared dish.

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Nancie Corum-Oxley talking about the types of wines and how they are grown in southwest Michigan and bottled by St. Julian Winery

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Nicki Small telling the group about the food dishes pared with each wine.

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The second dish was blackened chicken breast served with a balsamic cranberry chutney pared with a St. Julian 2013 Chardonnay. Both the 2014 and 2015 Chardonnay grape crops were damaged by the recent very cold winters.

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Another view of the wine tasting which had a Christmas like atmosphere due to three Christmas trees and overhead lights.

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A photo of the wine serving table with ice bowls for the first two white wines and the two red wines waiting to be served.

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Michael Sanders, director of the Purdue Polytech Institute program of South Bend, Indiana, addressing the group about recent changes in the program, previously known as the Purdue College of Technology.

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The third course was a garlic roasted pork tenderloin served with a Michigan cherry demi-grace and pared with a 2013 St. Julian Reserved Syrah red wine.

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Present at the wine tasting were former Dean of the College of Technology, Dr. George McNelly (left) and his wife Louise McNelly (right) and current director of the Purdue Polytech Institute program of South Bend, Michael Sanders with his wife Shari Rodriguez (middle couple)

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Charlotte Poole, Vice President of the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan serving Bruce Laing of Dowagiac, MI a glass of Syrah wine.

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View of the Gallery Room at Fernwood where the wine tasting took place.

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Chris Miller, member of the Board of the Purdue Club of Southwest Michigan showing off the forth wine to be served, a St. Julian “Gatherman’s Port”, aged in oak barrels for several years before being bottled.  Served with the port, a fortified after dinner wine, was a pecan zuccini carrot cake served with an espresso cream and fresh carmel (sorry everyone ate theirs before a photo could be taken!).

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Dean DeVoe, member of the Purdue Alumni Association Board, sharing information about the Association activities.

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George McNelly getting a kiss from Jan Corum who selected the painting which he provided during the door prize activity at the end of the wine tasting.

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Vineyard Tour Photos

Twelve Purdue Alums and their spouses spent 2 hours on a vineyard tour of southwest Michigan.  Leading the tour was Nancie Corum-Oxley, Winemaker at St. Julian Winery, Paw Paw, MI.  The bus for the tour was provided by Fruitfulwinetours.com.  Dan Nitz, of Arrowhead Vineyard, acted as host and resource person for the tour.  Arrowhead Vineyard provides grapes for St Julian Winery and other wineries in the Midwest.  Enjoy the photos.

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Tour bus loading and departing from Fernwood Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve near Buchanan, MI

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Tour members examining the late season Vidal grapes still on the vine to be harvested as “Ice Wine” after freezing weather returns.

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Close up view of the ice wine grapes.

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Tour members sample some of the St. Julian wine produced from grapes grown on the Arrowhead Vineyard land.

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The day was cool and windy, but the wine helped overcome the weather.

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View of the mechanical grape harvester used on the Arrowhead Vineyard’s 400 plus acres of grape vines.

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The end of the vineyard tour included a stop at the St Julian Tasting Room near exit #6 on I-94.

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Vineyard Tour members sampling various types of wine at the St. Julian Testing Room.

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Nancie Corum-Oxley, Purdue grad and Michigan’s first female winemaker pouring a wine sample.

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Charlotte Poole enjoying a taste of wine on the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan’s Vineyard Tour.  A good time was had by all tour members.

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Auction Directions (Support Our Scholarship Program)

Here’s how to get in on the Auction!
A $600 blender for $1?  Could happen!

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Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan
Email Bidding & “Boiler Bucks” Bidding Details
 
Thanks to a generous contribution from the Whirlpool Corporation, we will have an auction of five state-of-the-art KitchenAid items. Details on the bidding are as follows:

Email Bidding until Noon, Nov. 13
To allow as many Purdue people as possible to bid on the auction items, bids will be accepted on four of the five products – all but the top-priced blender* — via email starting immediately.  Send an email right now to Howard Poole (poole@wmich.edu) telling him how much you would like to bid.

KitchenAid KEK1522CA Kettle – Candy Apple Red Pro Line Electric Kettle (Red)

Kettle

$199.99 MSRP The Pro Line® Series Electric Kettle is built for speed. It quietly boils water in minutes. The variable temperature control allows you to select the exact temperature you desire to help you achieve optimal results. The dual wall construction helps keep the water temperature hotter for longer, while keeping the outside of the kettle cool to the touch. Available for email bid NOW.  Minimum bid: $80 ($5 increments)

KitchenAid Personal Brewer Coffee Maker (Black)

Coffee Maker

$99.99 MSRP Enjoy a hot cup of coffee at home or on the go with the KitchenAid® Personal Coffee Maker. Choose your favorite coffee and brew the right amount just for you of bold, barista style coffee. The sleek, compact design is perfect for your countertop and brews directly into the included 18-ounce thermal mug or into any mug or cup of your choice. Simply add water to the removable tank, add your favorite coffee to the reusable gold-tone filter and press ON to begin brewing. No pods required. Available for email bid NOW.  Minimum bid: $40 ($5 bid increments)

KitchenAid BCG111ES Blade Coffee Grinder – Espresso (Coffee color)

Coffee Grinder

$49.99 MSRP The KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder makes quick and simple work of grinding beans for up to 12 cups of coffee. Markings on the inside of the stainless steel bowl indicate suitable bean levels for 4, 8, 10 or 12 cups of brewed coffee, and the clear top cover slides on for one-touch operation. Available for email bid NOW.  Minimum bid: $20 ($5 bid increments)

KitchenAid Two-Slice Toaster with Manual High-Lift Lever (Red)

Toaster

$69.99 MSRP An attractive and functional addition to any countertop, the KitchenAid® 2-Slice Toaster offers a variety of functions for everyday use. Toast bread to your desired shade, precisely toast the cut sides of bagels, defrost and toast frozen food or reheat previously toasted food in under a minute. Plus, a high lift lever makes it easy to remove whatever you’re toasting. Available for email bid NOW.  Minimum bid: $20 ($5 bid increments)

Please keep your bids to $5 increments.  Should a bidder be outbid between now and Noon on Nov. 13, Howard will notify you via email to let you know if you have been outbid.  Bid as often as you like up until 12:00 Noon on Friday, November 13.  As a bidder, you must provide your full name, address, email address, and phone number with your bid.

If your bid is the highest as of noon on Nov. 13, it will become “the price to beat” for those attending the Wine-Tasting/Food-Pairing event on that evening using a standard silent auction procedure. At the end of the evening, the highest bids will be announced.

Winning bidders will have one week to pay for their winning item, otherwise the second place bidder will be awarded the item.

“Boiler Bucks” Bidding

KitchenAid KSB5010CA Torrent Magnetic Drive Blender in Candy Apple Red,

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*The exception to this process applies to the most valuable item donated by Whirlpool, the KitchenAid Torrent Blender, Model KSB5010CA, valued at $599.00. For this special item, a unique “Boiler Bucks” auction will be held at the Wine-Tasting/Food-Pairing event. Anyone attending the Wine-Tasting/Food-Pairing can enter the “Boiler Bucks” process by paying one dollar or more to be issued numbered ticket(s) and entered in a drawing. And you can increase your chances of winning — and help our scholarship fund — by purchasing additional Boiler Bucks.

Experience the blender that brings you high power, high style, and low effort. Whether you’re looking to blend something healthy, decadent, basic or experimental, simply slide the pitcher in, select a preset program on the dial, hit the button, and walk away. No pulling out from under the counters, no using a tamper, no holding down the lid—the Torrent™ blender will take it from there. Recipe Book also included. Live Boiler Bucks auction on this item only will take place at the Nov. 13 party.

To get tax credit for the winning bid, bidders must pay with a check made out to the “Purdue Research Foundation.”

See comprehensive descriptions of the auction items to be bid on in a separate email or on a posting on the Club Website (http://www.purduealumni.edu/swmichigan/). Questions or concerns regarding the auction procedures should be directed to Howard Poole (poole@wmich.edu or 1­-269­424-­3221.

All funds generated by the auction will go to the Purdue Club of Southwest Michigan Scholarship program with 50% of the funds to be used for 2016 scholarships that will be awarded in May, 2016, and 50% of funds being deposited in the Southwest Michigan Alumni Club Scholarship Endowment Fund that is part of the Purdue Research Foundation. Howard Poole and other Alumni Board members involved in the auction are not eligible to participate in the auction.

Let the bidding begin and good luck to all bidders!

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Wine-Tasting Party Auction

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Five Wonderful Appliances to be Auctioned at our
Nov. 13 Wine-Tasting Event.
Vineyard Bus Tour Also Available!

Wine-Tasting Party Auction Goodies
for our Scholarship Program!

On Nov. 13, your club will once again feature its traditional wine-tasting event at Fernwood Botanical Gardens.  But this year the event has been expanded into three exciting parts: Part 1 is a vineyard bus tour ($20) set to leave Fernwood at 2:30 p.m. sharp followed by the gathering for Part 2 ($20 wine-tasting) and Part 3 (auction) to get started at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 13.

You may participate in the bus trip without attending the wine-tasting event.  You also do not have to be a member of our club or a Purdue alum to attend and take part.  And if you don’t want wine, we will have soda and water available.

The auction will feature five beautiful, leading edge KitchenAid products ($1,010 MSRP) generously donated to the club by Whirlpool Corp. (home of many Purdue alumni) for the benefit of our club’s Purdue University scholarship program.  All 5 items will be individually available during the auction, and, yes, you can bid whether you attend this event or not!

Colors are approximate:
KitchenAid KSB5010CA Torrent Magnetic Drive Blender in Candy Apple Red,
DeluxBlender$599.99 MSRP Experience the blender that brings you high power, high style, and low effort. Whether you’re looking to blend something healthy, decadent, basic or experimental, simply slide the pitcher in, select a preset program on the dial, hit the button, and walk away. No pulling out from under the counters, no using a tamper, no holding down the lid—the Torrent™ blender will take it from there. Recipe Book also included. Live auction on this item only will take place at the Nov. 13 party.  Minimum bid will be $240.

KitchenAid KEK1522CA Kettle – Candy Apple Red Pro Line Electric Kettle (Red)
Kettle  $199.99 MSRP The Pro Line® Series Electric Kettle is built for speed. It quietly boils water in minutes. The variable temperature control allows you to select the exact temperature you desire to help you achieve optimal results. The dual wall construction helps keep the water temperature hotter for longer, while keeping the outside of the kettle cool to the touch. Available for email bid NOW.  Minimum bid: $80 ($5 increments)

KitchenAid Personal Brewer Coffee Maker (Black)
Coffee Maker$99.99 MSRP Enjoy a hot cup of coffee at home or on the go with the KitchenAid® Personal Coffee Maker. Choose your favorite coffee and brew the right amount just for you of bold, barista style coffee. The sleek, compact design is perfect for your countertop and brews directly into the included 18-ounce thermal mug or into any mug or cup of your choice. Simply add water to the removable tank, add your favorite coffee to the reusable gold-tone filter and press ON to begin brewing. No pods required. Available for email bid NOW.  Minimum bid: $40 ($5 bid increments)

KitchenAid BCG111ES Blade Coffee Grinder – Espresso (Coffee color)
Coffee Grinder$49.99 MSRP The KitchenAid® Blade Coffee Grinder makes quick and simple work of grinding beans for up to 12 cups of coffee. Markings on the inside of the stainless steel bowl indicate suitable bean levels for 4, 8, 10 or 12 cups of brewed coffee, and the clear top cover slides on for one-touch operation. Available for email bid NOW.  Minimum bid: $20 ($5 bid increments)

KitchenAid Two-Slice Toaster with Manual High-Lift Lever (Red)
Toaster$69.99 MSRP An attractive and functional addition to any countertop, the KitchenAid® 2-Slice Toaster offers a variety of functions for everyday use. Toast bread to your desired shade, precisely toast the cut sides of bagels, defrost and toast frozen food or reheat previously toasted food in under a minute. Plus, a high lift lever makes it easy to remove whatever you’re toasting. Available for email bid NOW.  Minimum bid: $20 ($5 bid increments)

To submit a bid via email, Click Here to send your bid to Howard Poole who is keeping track of bids.  If you are the winning bidder, Howard will notify you no later than Nov. 14.

Email bidding for this auction begins NOW.  Email bids will be accepted until Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at Noon and in person on Nov. 13, 2015, until the conclusion of the Wine-Tasting Party.

Wine-Tasting/Auction Party Reservations deadline: Nov. 6, 2015

To make your reservations and pay for tour or party by Paypal…
Click here for a $20 reservation(s) on the vineyard bus tour.
Click here for a $20 wine-tasting/food-pairing/auction party reservation(s).

U. S. Mail Option: Make your bus tour ($20)/ and/or wine-tasting ($20) 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, President, at howard.poole@wmich.edu
or call Howard at 269-424-3221.

Location is in the beautiful Art Gallery of Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve at 13988 Rangeline Road, Niles, MI, just north of Buchanan, and west of “Exit 7 Walton Road” off the U. S. 31 St. Joseph Valley Parkway.

Please visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purdue-Alumni-Club-of-Southwest-Michigan/159879414105515).

Hail Purdue!

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

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Wine Tasting Event – Friday, November 13, 2015

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Our 4th Annual Wine-Tasting with
Live and Silent Auction, Bus Ride, and Vineyard Tour!

Wine-Tasting Party News: Fun Now Includes KitchenAid Products Auction and Bus Ride/Vineyard Tour!

On Nov. 13 your club will once again feature its traditional wine-tasting event at Fernwood Botanical Gardens.  But now the event has been expanded to three exciting parts: Part 1 (a vineyard bus tour) set to leave Fernwood at 2:30 p.m. followed by Part 2 (wine-tasting) and Part 3 (auction) to start at 5:30 p.m.  The vineyard tour ($20) is a new option that will take us through local farms to meet growers and see grapes on their way to wineries. A very limited number of bus seats will be available so reserve your spot NOW by clicking below.

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The auction will showcase five beautiful and leading edge KitchenAid products ($1,010.00 total MSRP) generously donated to the club by Whirlpool Corp. for the benefit of our scholarship program.  Want a Torrent Magnetic Drive Blender, Pro Line Electric Kettle, Personal Coffee Maker, Coffee Grinder, and/or High-Lift Toaster?  All 5 will be available during the auction, and you can bid whether you attend or not!
Thanks again this year to St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, after the tour we will be treated to tastings of four distinctly different St. Julian products — a Syrah, a bubbly Traminette, a Chardonnay, and a dessert Port.  Each will be served with gourmet mini-plates paired and prepared by Fernwood’s Executive Chef Tim and his staff.

The evening’s Wine/Food servings will be spaced to allow time for visiting; a brief, informative talk by a visiting Purdue faculty speaker; and our traditional oyster crackers for “palate cleansing,” and the conclusion of the bidding for these fine KitchenAid products!

For only $20 per person you get admission to the beautiful Fernwood grounds; four delicious wines to sample; four mini-servings of gourmet food to match the wines; a special St. Julian Wineglass Souvenir; participation in the auction; and even some door prizes.

BUT DON’T DELAY IN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION
FOR OUR MOST POPULAR EVENT!
THIS SPECIAL EVENING IS COMING
Friday, November 13, 2015
Bus Tour Reservations deadline: ASAP or Nov. 1, 2015
Wine-Tasting Reservations deadline: ASAP  or Nov. 11, 2015

Details: to make your reservations and pay by Paypal…
Click here for a reservation on the Vineyard Tour bus trip.
Click here for a reservation to the wine-tasting/food-paired party.

Option: Make your ($20) bus trip/($20) wine-tasting 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 any guests you are bringing. For questions, email Howard Poole, President, at howard.poole@wmich.edu or call him at 269-424-3221.

After the bus tour, we will meet back at 5:30 PM in the beautiful Art Gallery of Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
at 13988 Rangeline Road, Niles, MI, just north of Buchanan, and
west of “Exit 7 Walton Road” off the U. S. 31 St. Joseph Valley Parkway.

Please visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Purdue-Alumni-Club-of-Southwest-Michigan/159879414105515).

Hail Purdue!

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

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2015 Fall Events

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Southwest Michigan Purdue Alumni Club 2015 Fall Events

Purdue Club Wine Tasting Event – Friday, November 13, 2015 – Join us at Fernwood Botanical Gardens near Buchanan, MI for a wine tasting event with Nancie Oxley-Corum, Winemaker at St. Julian Winery of Paw Paw, MI – Program begins at 5:30 pm.  Tickets ar $20 per person and that includes four wines and mini-paired dishes for each wine.  See Wine Tasting Post to order tickets or contact Howard Poole for more information (269-424-3221 or Poole@wmich.edu).

Vineyard Tour Before Wine Tasting – Friday, November 13, 2015 – Join us for a tour of local vineyards used by St. Julian Winery.  See the grape vines, talk to vineyard owners, sample some of the wine from the vineyards, and visit with Nancie Oxley-Corum, St. Julian Winemaker who will be our tour guide.  Tour departs Fernwood by small bus at 2:30 pm and returns at 5:00 pm.  Cost is $20 per person and seating is limited.  Contact Howard Poole for more information (269-424-3221 or Poole@wmich.edu).

Purdue Club Scholarship Auction of Whirlpool KitchenAid Items. – Ends Friday, November 13, 2015 at end of Wine Tasting Event. Bids can be made via email or at the Wine Tasting Event.  See Wine Tasting Posts for additional information.

Purdue Basketball Game Watch (Saturday, December  5, 2015) – Join with other club members at the Wheatberry Restaurant in Buchanan, MI for the Purdue vs New Mexico University mens basketball game.  Game tips off at 2:00 pm.  See the improved Purdue basketball team in what could be a remarkable season.  No charge, order off the menu.  RSVP Howard Poole for more information (269-424-3221 or Poole@wmich.edu).

 

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Purdue – ISU Gamewatch

Twenty-one Purdue supporters and one ISU supporter join together at Wheatberry’s in Buchanan, MI for a football game watch. Perfect “fall-like” day for a game watch.  The day was made better by a Purdue victory over the Indiana State trees.  Here are some photos from the game watch enjoyed by all who attended.  Enjoy the photos.  Howard Poole

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Everyone had some Purdue items on or on display for the game watch.
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Ordering food before the game began.

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Food was wonderful as usual.

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Chicken with greens!

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At half-time there was a Purdue “Cornhole” game set up in the parking lot.  Both singles and doubles and mix doubles were played.

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Winners for the ladies doubles were Mable Mayfield and Denise Foust.

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Men’s doubles team.

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The men’s doubles winners were Bob Gifford and Dave Coffman.  Dave also won for best Purdue related hat!!!!

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