HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 The St.

Joseph County Soil and Water Conservation District would like to wish you and your family a very Happy New Year! We would also like to extend our invitation for you to attend the 49th ANNUAL MEETING of the
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT

The meeting will take place on
Friday, January 30, 2009 @ 6:30 p.m. EST at The Scottish Rite in downtown South Bend, IN

427 N. Main Street
(On N. Main, between W. Marion and W. Madison) In the event of inclement weather, the dinner will be held on February 6, 2009.

Please take a moment to RSVP for our Annual Meeting via email at richard.glassman@in.nacdnet.net and let us know (1) if you can come, and (2) if so, how many guests will be joining you. If you could let us know by
Friday, January 16, 2009, this would be most appreciated!

Again, we wish you all the best in this New Year, and we sincerely hope to see you in South Bend for our Annual Meeting.

Please RSVP by Friday, January 16, 2009 at richard.glassman@in.nacdnet.net

The St. Joseph County Soil and Water Conservation District Cordially invites you to our 49 th Annual Meeting Join us at The Scottish Rite 427 N. Main St. South Bend, IN 46601 Friday, January 30, 2009 6:30-9:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Tom Turpin “The New Good Old Days”: Things have changed a bit since Professor Turpin grew up on a Kansas farm in the ‘50’s. Relive those days when outhouses, ‘coon hunting, telephone party lines, and school consolidations were a way of life. We may not want to go back to those “Good Old Days” but they did have their good (and funny) points. Tom Turpin is a Purdue University professor of entomology and Cooperative Extension Service entomologist. Turpin created “Bug Bowl” in 1990 to demonstrated insect mobility to his students; the annual event, now part of Purdue Spring Fest, attracts more than 25,000 people as well as worldwide media attention. A popular speaker, he gives presentations on a variety of agricultural-related topics to audiences of all ages and has been featured in national magazines, on network television shows, and talk and call-in radio programs. A dedicated teacher, he has received numerous teaching honors, including Purdue’s top undergraduate teaching award. In 2008 Turpin was named the recipient of the Hovde Award for service to the people of Indiana. He is the author of numerous scientific papers, a textbook, and a popular book about insects called, Flies in the Face of Fashion, Mites Make Right, and Other Bugdacious Tales. The Dinner will feature an Extravagant Polish Buffet and Dessert Bar: Broasted Chicken & Polish Sausage Kluski Noodles Mashed Potatoes & Country Gravy Seasoned Green Beans Skillet Biscuits & Honey Butter 21 Assorted Desserts

Please RSVP by Friday, January 16, 2009 at richard.glassman@in.nacdnet.net