Michigan City High School Principal Kevin Goralczk addresses members of the Michigan City Exchange Club on Aug. 6.

Lions Club

MICHIGAN CITY — The Aug 7 meeting of the Michigan City Lions Club was called to order at 12 noon at Immanuel Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall by Boss Lion Nancy Hawkins. Lion Dan McNabb led the opening song and the Pledge to the American Flag; Lion DeNita Ton gave the invocation.

Boss Lion Nancy noted that Lois Sosinski, wife of Lion Jim Sosinski, has been ill but is getting better. Jim and Lois appreciate member prayers and ask for their continued good wishes.

Boo At the Zoo will be on Oct 19; motion was made, seconded, and approved that sponsor a Candy Day table at the Zoo’s Halloween celebration. Expected cost for candy is estimated at $150.

Bake Sale & Breakfast at Galveston: looking for a date to hold this event.

Poinsettia Sales will be conducted this fall as usual. Dates to follow.

Roger Potratz reported on Dollars For Dogs event to be held at Kabelin Ace Hardware Aug 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Irene Rosevear’s program planned for Aug. 7 has been postponed until a later date.


Exchange Club

MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Exchange Club met on Aug. 6 at the DAV in Michigan City.   

August Program Chair Bill Hazelgrove introduced the new principal of Michigan City High School, Kevin Goralczk. Principal Goralczk returns to the high school after working, for several years, at Our Lady of Hunger High School in South Bend. Kevin is a father of two teenagers and a 10-year-old and was proud to say his 17- and 15-year-olds will be attending Michigan City High School.

Principal Goralczk stressed the high school’s mission is to make students college and career ready and to perform that mission in a safe and inclusive environment.

“One of our new programs will be the Compressor Academy," he said. The program will be collaboration with the Sullair Corporation. Programs like this one and the Electrical Academy, a collaboration with NIPSCO, create a pathway for students to remain in the community while becoming successful. Kevin said, “When something happens at the High School it affects the community”.

During a question and answer session, the school administrator fielded several questions such as: whether the school was at their capacity of students, policies vs. follow through when it comes to discipline, special programs for challenged students, cell phones and security. Respectfully the answers were: the school is a bit below capacity, plans are in place to be fair and consistent, the high school has created a student store so those challenged students can learn about commerce, cell phones are prohibited except when used as technical support in the classroom, and there are specific plans in place as well as an armed resource officer in the school. Learn more about Michigan City High School by logging onto:

The next meeting of Exchange is Aug. 13. The meeting starts at 12 p.m. and doors open at 11:30 a.m. The program will host La Porte County Emergency Medical Services.


Extension Club

La PORTE — Eleven members of Hesston Homemakers Extension Club met at Lamb’s Chapel United Methodist Church on June 24. Those present were Linda Barnes, Lila Brown, Marcy Dailey, Connie Garrison, Garrison’s visiting daughter-in-law Sissy Humphries, Teri Lebo, Cindy Pagels, Patty Sardeson, Sheri Schwenk, Betty Swanson and Donna Teter.

Co-president Dailey called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and the Homemakers’ Creed. Dailey took roll call and members responded by telling their favorite thing at the county fair. Sardeson read the secretary’s minutes from the last meeting. Barnes gave the treasurer’s report. Dailey read a thank you note she received from Allison Goshorn. The song, “Yankee Doodle Dandy” was sung.

Dailey asked for others to share their opinions of the extension fair booth. Some ladies said they were a bit disappointed in the price amounts that some of the items were sold. At this time, it is not known the final amount made at the auction.

Dailey asked for feedback from essential oil program presented at the June meeting. Garrison is trying one of the oils, and Barnes said she uses the oil frequently.

Under new business, Dailey said she wanted to check the membership list. Sardeson passed the list around the group for corrections and changes before printing. Dailey asked for membership copies to be printed on both sides, and offered to print them off. Sardeson said she would send her an e-copy so Dailey could print them for the club. Pagels asked what their duties were since the “Taste of Extension” was canceled. Dailey asked everyone to review the current program book to see what changes they would suggest making. Dailey suggested an environmental theme. Pagels had suggestions for uses of a calendar. Daily asked the ladies to think about an October or fall outing.

Pagels obtained lessons from a variety of sources. Garrison offered to present a lesson on “Birth Order” in August, Teter took the lesson on “Edible Flowers,” and Swanson took the lesson on “Bottled Water.”

Pagels presented a lesson on “Sugar, How Sweet it is?” Discussion followed.

There were no secret pal gifts. The door award was won by Teter.

The next meeting will be on Aug. 26, at Lamb’s Chapel United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Garrison will provide treats, and Lebo will call members to remind them of the meeting.

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