The annual Starke United Meeting and Recognition night will be tonight. New Executive Director, Julie Dessauer, talks about the evening.
“The Annual Membership Meeting will be April 7th at 5:00 p.m. at the Community Services building,” explained Starke United Executive Director, Julie Dessauer. “The keynote speaker will be Judge Marvin McLaughlin and event is sponsored by IU Health Starke Hospital.”
Judge McLaughlin recently went on the Starke County Council. He was also named the 2010 Henry F. Schricker Award winner for service to the community.
Besides his inspirational speaking abilities, the Judge is also a homespun humorist. Many have compared him to the late Captain Stubby.
Here’s one of the Judge’s recent offerings:
“I got to thinking about the stimulus money the President sent out, and I was a bit disappointed. You see if I spend it at Wal-Mart, it goes to China. Gasoline, it goes to the Middle East. Computers, it goes to India. If I buy fruits and vegetables, it goes to Mexico. If I buy a car, it goes to Korea or Japan, and a pair of plastic shoes, it goes to Taiwan.”
“The more you read about this political thing, you’ve got to admit that each party is worse than the other and the party that’s out always looks best.”