The Res hosted a 41st Anniversary celebration at The Res on October 1st, 2017. About 60 people attended a nice dinner catered by The Curve Cafe on a lovely fall day. In addition to Res members, several Charter members were also in attendance.
Janet Hoke, board president, shared many improvements with the members in attendance. These could not have been done without your support, the two Give Local campaigns by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, grants, estate gifts, and memorials.
We also showed a short video showcasing some history of The Res along with recent happenings. Thank you to all of our benefactors, supporters, volunteers, and friends of The Res.
The Res is hosting a work day on Saturday, May 13, 2017 beginning at 9:00 am! Come on out and join the board, members, volunteers, and the rest of our friends as we place landscape timbers, plant trees, pull honeysuckle, and more. You may wish to bring work gloves.
Feel free to join for a couple of hours or stay all day. There’s plenty to do and we can use all the help we can get!
Thank you to everyone who came to the Annual Meeting on February 13th! For those who were not able to attend, please take a few moments to download and review the 2016 Annual Report to learn more about what we’ve been doing at the Res.
2016 Annual Report
The Res Board accepted a most generous donation of $378,480.36 from the estate of Jack and Helen Benjamin on April 10, 2017. Jack and Helen were both Mishawaka High School graduates. After Jack retired from the Air Force, the couple returned to Mishawaka. They were never blessed with children of their own, but wanted to make a difference for the youth of Mishawaka. The Mishawaka Res and Mishawaka High School were named as beneficiaries of their estate. The majority of the money that The Res received was put into their endowment fund at the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County. A smaller portion will go toward improvements and maintenance of The Res. This bequest will secure the future of The Res for many years.
Please join us at Jernegan Lodge at The Res on Monday, February 15 at 6pm for our 2016 Annual Meeting. We will be reviewing Res highlights from 2015 and voting on new board members. Public welcome!