Wine Tasting Event – Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

 

 

Announcing Our Third Annual Evening with
Purdue’s Own St. Julian Winemaker
plus Gourmet Food Pairings at Fernwood:

Friday, Nov. 14, for $20 and Some Surprises, too!

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Back by Mega-Popular Demand:  Our Wine-Tasting & Food Evening!

Join us Nov. 14 for another inexpensive, classy evening of Wine-Food Pairings featuring Four Wines from St. Julian, Michigan’s Oldest and Longest-Operating Winery, and Delicious Food prepared by Fernwood’s Chef Tim. The wines will be brought to us from Paw Paw by St. Julian’s Chief Winemaker and Purdue Alum, Nancy Corum-Oxley.  

Does Nancie know her stuff?  Nancie has won the Purdue University “Outstanding Food Science Award.” The award recognizes “individuals who have brought significant honor to Purdue University and the Department of Food Science and have contributed to the field of food science.” And her new and classic St. Julian wines continue to win prestige award after prestige award!

This year, you will enjoy samples of St. Julian’s
2013 BR Passito
2012 BR Merlot
2013 St. Julian Reserve Riesling
2013 BR Albarino
paired with four gourmet mini-plates.

As the wines are poured and the food is served, Nancie will tell us more about the life of a winemaker, the latest news from St. Julian, how new and classic wines are developed and cultivated, how they’re matched with food, and about Purdue.

The evening’s Wine/Food servings will be spaced to allow time for visiting; a brief, informative talk by a visiting Purdue Agriculture College speaker; and our traditional oyster crackers for “palate cleansing.”

All for only $20 per person! This includes 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; Raffle Prizes; and an exclusive exhibit of limited-edition artworks by our own gifted Dr. George McNelly, retired Purdue Dean of Technology and now Sister Lakes’ resident artiste.
 
BUT DON’T DELAY IN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION
FOR OUR MOST POPULAR EVENT!  
THIS SPECIAL EVENING IS COMING
Friday, November 14, 2014

Click Here to reserve your spot and pay by Paypal, or send a check payable to “Purdue Alumni Club of S. W. Michigan” and mail to Charlotte Poole, Treasurer, 31594 Maple Island, Dowagiac, MI  49047.  Please include the name(s) of guests you are bringing. For questions, email Howard Poole, Vice President, at howard.poole@wmich.edu or call him at 269-424-3221.  
 

Details:  We will meet at 6:00 PM in the beautiful Art Gallery of
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
just north of Buchanan, Michigan, west of “Exit 7 Walton Road”
off the U. S. 31 St. Joseph Valley Parkway.

Please visit our website (www.purduealumni.org/swmichigan) and 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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Come Join our Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan

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We invite you to join us and to get involved with Purdue in Southwest Michigan!  While it is not essential for you to be a club member to participate, if you’re interested in joining the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan, click here.  When you click on the words “click here,” you will be taken to the “Order Summary” page where you will see a copy of your purchase request.  Then you will have the opportunity to “Choose a way to pay.” 

You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay by this method.  If you simply wish to pay by credit card, just click on the words “Don’t have a PayPal account?” Doing that will open an online form called “Pay with a debit or credit card, or Bill Me Later,”  And here you can fill in your credit card information. Make sure that the bullet circle next to the words “Credit Card” is filled in.  Then just fill in the requested information in the area below that for us and continue by clicking “Review and Continue” all the way at the bottom.

That will open a window entitled “Review Your Information” where you can click “Pay Now.” Your $20 annual fee (now through May, 2014) will be used by the club to help pay for expenses such as for envelopes, postage, labels, and other non-event related expenses including our scholarship program mailings, our mailings to prospective students who have been accepted but not enrolled, some of the materials we distribute at College Fairs and so forth.  

Welcome!  And thank you!  Hail Purdue!

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Photos from Recent Club Activities

A collection of photos from recent Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan activities.  Let us know if you have other photos.

CAM00331College night participants at recent Lake Michigan College fair on September 22, 2014.  Howard Poole, Mable Mayfield, and Chris Miller shared information about Purdue University to more than sixty potential students and their parents.  Photo taken with Mable’s smart phone.

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PurdueScholarship sudentsScholarship awardees and others at the Purdue Alumni Leadership banquet at Purdue University on September 26, 2014.  Left to right – John Ripley, Clarke Stebbins from Southwest Michigan Club, student from Midland Michigan Club, Carla Ripley, Margaret Miller from Southwest Michigan Club, student from Ann Arbor (Southeast Michigan Club), and Richard Gorbett, Southwest Michigan Club.

Missing from the photo was Nathan Shellhamer who was part of the Purdue Marching Band that was in the Homecoming Parade.  Nathan was seen in a movie shown at the banquet about Purdue Alumni Club Scholarship awardees.  Photo provided by John Ripley’s smart phone.

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Purdue Alumni and Friends who gathered on Saturday, September 20th to cheer on the Boiler Football team against the Southern Illinois team.  All who attended had a good time that included a team victory and good food at Wheatberry.  Let’s pray that the Boilers can get a few more victories this year!

 

 

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2014 Southwest Michigan Club Events

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Preliminary 2014 Events
Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan

June 11, 2014 – Annual Spring Meeting
Speaker – Jerry Ross, Purdue Grad and Astronaut
Place – St. Joseph River Yacht Club – 6:00 pm
Contact John Ripley to volunteer – johnmripley@gmail.com

July 19, 2014 and September 20, 2014
I-94 Exit 23 Summer Cleanup Events
Come volunteer and help Stevensville have a tidy exit.
Contact Glenn Youngstedt for event details – glennyoungstedt@aol.com

September 20, 2014 – Purdue Football Game Watch– 11:30 am** Wheatberry Tavern, Buchanan, MI
Purdue Boilermakers vs Southern Illinois Salukis
(**time subject to change based on TV coverage)
Contact H. Poole – – poole@wmich.edu or 269-0424-3221


College Night Fairs – Late September and Early October,
Lake Michigan College (Sept. 24th),
Southwest Michigan College (Sept. 22nd),
and Kalamazoo Valley Community College
Come join us to recruit Purdue Students
Contact John Ripley to volunteer – johnmripley@gmail.com


November 14, 2014 – 5:30 pm ($20 person)
Purdue Alumni Club Fall Wine Tasting Event
Place – Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
Speaker – Purdue Graduate Nancie Corum-Oxley,
Chief Winemaker, St. Julian’s Winery, Paw Paw, Michigan
Contact H. Poole – poole@wmich.edu or 269-0424-3221

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2014 Annual Meeting- Jerry Ross Speaker

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The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan was held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the St. Joseph River Yacht Club in St. Joseph, Michigan.  Purdue Astronaut Jerry Ross was the featured speaker along with John Sautter representing the Purdue Alumni Association.  More than 80 alums, friends and students attended the event.  A great time was had by all who attended.  Photos from the event follow.

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Spring Meeting 2014 – Purdue Astronaut Jerry Ross

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April, 2014

Fellow Purdue Alumni & Friends,

All systems are go!!! You, your family, and all Boilermaker friends and fans are invited to the 30th Spring Meeting of the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at the St. Joseph River Yacht Club in St. Joseph, MI.  We are pleased to have Purdue Astronaut Jerry Ross, class of 1970, as our featured speaker. John Sautter, now Special Assistant to the President and CEO of the Alumni Association and former Vice President for Housing and Food Services at Purdue, will also attend to bring us the latest campus news.

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Jerry Ross, who was an Air Force ROTC student at Purdue received his undergraduate degree in 1970 and master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1972, became the most recent astronaut to donate his papers to Purdue University’s growing archive. An Indiana-born astronaut who became the first person to complete seven space shuttle missions will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in May, 2014.  Jerry Ross spent more than three decades as a NASA astronaut before he retired in January, 2012. He tallied more than 1,400 hours in space, performing nine spacewalks.  NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson noted that Ross played instrumental roles in the success of many American missions into space. Ross is considered one of the world’s most accomplished spacewalkers. “Not only were his skills and operational excellence key in major spaceflight activities, but his expertise and vigilance also helped all those who followed in his footsteps. We are the better for his years of dedication to the astronaut corps and NASA,” Whitson said in a statement.  Copies of Mr. Ross’s new autobiography, Spacewalker: My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Record-Setting Frequent Flyer, will be available for purchase and signing.  Come join us for an interesting presentation on his space experiences by Mr. Ross.

An informal reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by a brief business meeting.  The Purdue Club of Southwest Michigan will announce awardees for the 2014-15 Scholarship Program and have a very brief business meeting and featured speakers will be introduced.  Please join fellow Purdue Alumni and friends for an enjoyable, educational evening at the St. Joseph River Yacht Club.

Please click Reservation Form to download, print, and then return this form with your dinner reservation and optional activity fee payment by June 4, 2014.  If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Howard Poole at 269-424-3221 or email John Ripley at john.ripley@alumni.purdue.edu .

We look forward to seeing you at the Spring Meeting June 11th.

Your Purdue Club of Southwest Michigan Board of Directors

Club Website – http://www.purduealumni.org/swmichigan/

Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan Facebook page (http://tinyurl.com/6lwy734

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2014-2015 Purdue Scholarship Awardees


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Purdue University Alumni Club Announces 2014 Scholarship Recipients

The Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan announces its 2014 recipients of the Club Scholarship Program. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied to the 2014-2015 school year’s tuition. The awardees are: Richard Gobert, a senior at St. Joseph High School who will major in Mathematics; Kyle Frazier, a senior at Lake Michigan Catholic High School who will be majoring in Engineering; Lauren Mackey, a senior at Niles High School planning on majoring in genetics; and Nathaniel Shellhamer a graduate of Edwardsburg High School  and a freshman at Purdue University majoring in Civil Engineering.  Since 2000 the Purdue Club of SW Michigan has granted over $47,000 in scholarships to 80 Purdue students from Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties.  Contact Glenn Youngstedt for additional information (glennyoungstedt@aol.com).

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Wine Tasting Event – Friday, November 8th, 2013

Announcing Our Second Annual Evening with
Purdue’s Own St. Julian Winemaker
plus Gourmet Food Pairings at Fernwood:

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, for $18!

Back by Popular Demand:  Our Wine-Tasting & Food Evening!

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Join us Nov. 8 for Another Inexpensive, Classy Evening of Wine-Pairings Featuring Four Wines from St. Julian, Michigan’s Oldest and Longest-Operating Winery, and Delicious Food prepared by Fernwood’s Chef Tim. The wines will be brought to us from Paw Paw by St. Julian’s Chief Winemaker and Purdue Alum, Nancy Corum-Oxley (above).

Nancie has just become the winner of the Purdue University “Outstanding Food Science Award.” The award recognizes “individuals who have brought significant honor to Purdue University and the Department of Food Science and have contributed to the field of food science.”

She is bringing four of her favorite wines to go with four mini-plates chosen by Fernwood’s famous Chef Tim to complement Nancie’s choices.

You will enjoy samples of
Braganini Reserve 2012 Albariño
Founder’s White
Chancellor Noir
and for dessert: Solera Cream Sherry

paired with four gourmet mini-plates.

As the wines are poured and the food is served, Nancie will tell us more about the life of a winemaker, the latest news from St. Julian, how new and classic wines are developed and cultivated, how they’re matched with food, and about Purdue.

The evening’s Wine/Food servings will be spaced to allow time for visiting along with bread/crackers for “palate cleansing.”

ALL FOR $18 PER PERSON, INCLUDING:
ADMISSION TO THE BEAUTIFUL FERNWOOD GROUNDS,
FOUR WINES TO SAMPLE, GOURMET FOOD,
AND A SPECIAL ST. JULIAN WINEGLASS SOUVENIR.

BUT DON’T DELAY IN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION!
THIS SPECIAL EVENING IS COMING
Friday, November 8, 2013

Make your check payable to “Purdue Alumni Club of S. W. Michigan” and mail to Charlotte Poole, Treasurer, 31594 Maple Island, Dowagiac, MI  49047.  Please include the name(s) of guests you are bringing. For questions, email Howard Poole, Vice President, at howard.poole@wmich.edu or call him at 269-424-3221.

Details:  We will meet at 6:00 PM in the beautiful Art Gallery of
Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve
just north of Buchanan, Michigan, west of “Exit 7 Walton Road”
off the U. S. 31 St. Joseph Valley Parkway.

Tasting Notes from Nancie Oxley:
Albarino: Aromas of orange blossoms & apricot.  Flavors of lemon, green apple & grassy finish.  Tart acidity is well balanced with a lush finish.
Founder’s White:  Honey & peach custard aromas lead to juicy apricot sorbet, green apple skin & tart citrus finish.
Chancellor Noir:  Chocolate covered espresso beans & cherry vanilla aromas lead to a velvety entry of ripe currant, black raspberry & Bing cherry flavors.
Solera Cream Sherry:  Butterscotch & pecan aromas.  Sweet salted nut & brown spice flavors carry a complex caramel accent.

Please visit our website (www.purduealumni.org/swmichigan) and 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
St. Julian Wines

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Game Watch – Saturday, Sept. 7th – Wheatberry in Buchanan

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Football Game-Watching — Right Around the Corner!!!

To All Alumni, Families, Friends and Fans of Purdue and
Indiana State U. in Southwest Michigan:

Boilermaker football kicks off Sept. 7 for the first home game of new coach Darrell Hazell’s career.  Join us to watch the Purdue vs. Indiana State Sycamores game in our private room at the very popular Wheatberry Restaurant (http://wheatberrytavern.com/) just a few miles north of Buchanan, Mich.

We will get there about 11:45am (Michigan time) for the Noon kickoff.

Wheatberry is a family-friendly American restaurant — fresh local ingredients and a wide assortment of libations at 15212 North Red Bud Trail, Buchanan, Michigan.

To let us know how many are coming, just click on this email address: (purdueclub.swmich@gmail.com)!  And even if it’s last-minute, please feel free to drop in for just a minute or for the entire game.  If you have already responded, thanks and see you there!

There is no charge to attend.  You can order food and beverages — optional — from the outstanding Wheatberry menu.  You do not need to be a member of the Purdue Alumni Association or the Purdue Alumni Club of Southwest Michigan to attend.

Hail Purdue!

Your Purdue Club friends in
Southwest Michigan
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Club Officers for 2013-2014 Announced

 

President
John Ripley
johnmripley@gmail.com

Vice President
Howard Poole
poole@wmich.edu

Treasurer
Charlotte Poole
cpoole@remc11.k12.mi.us

Secretary
Lee Passaro
leepassaro@yahoo.com

Past President
Robert Gifford

Scholarship Chair
Glenn Youngstedt

Board Members At-Large

Nick Pampalone
npampalone@harborhabitat.org

Pete Plikatis
paplikaitis@comcast.net

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