Red Nose Day Fun Times

LBOC members were challenged by long time member Dean Upshaw aka “Man about Town” and retired architect, to wear red noses to a meeting for a photoshoot for Red Nose Day.  The photo was shown on the NBC Red Nose Day Special.  In addition to our noses we were entertained and informed by Indian Motorcycle of Lafayette who brought the new “Slingshot” for members to experience. RED NOSE DAY <<infoOpt-22
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Fat Tuesday Party and Benefit our Teacher Grants, Feb 9, 2016

As always space is limited, and we love to sell out! You don’t want to miss the best Fat Tuesday celebration north of New Orleans!LBOC InviteWeb  Feb 9, a the Outpost, we will celebrate our 13th Fat Tuesday and we hope you can join us for Alan Jones and his Dixieland Band, Whyte Horse Winery wine tastings, costume competition, amazing appetizers with oysters, alligator, stuffed mushrooms, and a full Cajun dinner prepared by the Outpost.  Print this RSVP and MAIL TODAY!! << Click Here!compFTues











Building Bridges, Book Buddies & Brain Power Battle Ground Elem Tina Cupp

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Rollin’ with our Readers Battle Ground Elem Tracy Businger


Culture of Kindness Battle Ground MS Rebecca Combs


Listen Up! Learning through Audio Books Burnett Creek Katie Nail


Frog Publications game sets Burnett Creek Kara Bronikowski, Terri Fisher, JoEllen Hayworth, Jennifer Koning, Katie Luebcke


The Great Grow Along program Burnett Creek Kim Deckard

4 – 5

Leveled Book Library Dayton Pam Shideler, Amy McMurry, Courtney Solomon


Columbian Park Zoo Earhart Valerie Sperry


Indianapolis Childrens Museum trip Earhart Brenda Layton


Columbian Park Zoo trip  Earhart Jennifer Koch


Gift Lift & Almost Home Animal Shelter Jeff HS Connie Wiese


Gorgeous Glaze Klondike / BCE Kelli Waggoner

K – 5

I Can Problem Solve Klondike Elem Krista Minott


Stuart Little Klondike MS Katharine Woodhead


VEX robotics Klondike MS Ariel Cornelissen


2 sewing machines LSC – Spec Ed Mary Coleman

9 – 12

animals and insects Miami Julie Grubb


Family Science Night Miller Paige Halsema


Working with clay Miller Jessica Reseigh

K – 4

Aquaculture & Agriculture Oakland HS James Koval

9 – 12

Boys Book Club Sunnyside MS Grace Gillespie

5 – 6



Fat Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 at the Outpost

The legendary LBOC Fat Tuesday Party isn’t far away. Make plans to attend this evening of  fun, great food, libations and fellowship.

Here is a video of past President, Rich Ritter ’90, ’12, bringing the band in, at the start of 2015 LBOC Fat Tuesday Party.  Plans are underway for the 2016 party to be better than the last.  Stay tuned for more information.

Helping hand to young racers.

LBOC members helped children from the Lafayette Boys and Girls club with race day preparations on their cars.  Gary Buttry organized the effort and helped with race day on June 20, 2015.  Racers are required to tear down and re-assemble the race cars, where the LBOC’s help was needed most.  More information on the Soap Box Derby program can be found here. <click.  Ellie Butz, Pete Branson, Frank Donaldson, and Larry Loft were part of various pit and build crews. More information on our local Boys and Girls club can be found here. <click

Race Day on Grant Street,West Lafayette
Race Day on Grant Street,West Lafayette
Pete Branson and a racer.
Pete Branson and a racer.
Ellie and Gary with their racer.
Ellie and Gary with their racer.
Working hard and learning
Working hard and learning
Future Racer learns some skills.
Future Racer learns some skills.
Larry Loft (right) helps with build night.
Larry Loft (right) helps with build night.
Gary and some happy racers.
Dustin, Gary, and a happy racer.
Dustin Bankhead, Larry Loft, Ellie Butz, and Gary Buttry
Dustin Bankhead, Larry Loft, Ellie Butz, and Gary Buttry

What goes on at a meeting?

Come join us at 7:30 a.m. (meeting starts at 8 a.m.) on Wednesdays at the Downtowner (Market Square Shopping Center, 2200 Elmwood Ave D15, Lafayette, IN 47904) for some fellowship, information, and fun. Meetings vary from community organizers, sometimes requesting funding, to youngsters trying out their public speaking skills for the annual Oratorical Competition.  If you have something community and youth focused, contact us.

Pictured is Gary Buttry listening to teacher grant presentations back in June.0001Teachers_LBOC0007Teachers_LBOC

Lafayette Boys and Girls Club, Ga-Ga Pit Construction

During the month of July, LBOC members lead by Gary Buttry and Joe Kepner, assembled a new Ga-Ga Pit for the Lafayette Boys and Girls Club Beck Lane location.  VonTobles contributed with a discount on lumber. Many ask what is a Ga-Ga pit?  Here is your answer, and it’s enjoyed by children around the world. Link for more information on the Boys and Girls Club.  Pete Branson, David Norman, Steve Bruhn, Larry Loft, and Vince Walter contributed sweat equity for our youth.

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Teacher Grant Month

0009Teachers_LBOCDuring the fall of 2014 we awarded a number of grants to
deserving teachers in our community. This month many of the
recipients will be giving presentations at the Wednesday morning
meetings on how they used their grant money.
Click here to see who received those awards.

Join us  for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at The Downtowner (Market Square Shopping Center, 2200 Elmwood Ave D15, Lafayette, IN 47904) to learn about how our club helps teachers. (Meeting starts at 8 a.m.)