Izaak Walton League, Miller Chapter

Izaak Walton League, Miller Chapter Chartered under the national office of the Izaak Walton League of America in 1947, the Miller Chapter is one of 20 within the Indiana Division.
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Our purpose is multifaceted, with concerns for land, air, water, and wildlife, and our resolve to maintain, protect, and restore those resources. Our clubhouse is one mile south of Lake Michigan on the Little Calumet River. Amenities include a meeting hall, a members-only bar We also enjoy a 21-acre tract used for picnics, boat storage, and a developing recreational harbor facility with additional boating facilities along the river.

Payment Options:   Cash

General Manager: John Cisarik, President Jason Lach, Bar Manager

Attire: Casual

Open with service changes

09/25/2020

Friday Lunch at the Miller Ikes (Sept 25, 2020)... Italian Sausage and Peppers in red sauce over noodles with dessert.... Yummo!

09/22/2020

Taco Tuesday at the Miller Ikes!
Steak, chicken, or pork!

Happenings at the Clubhouse this week!(Week of September 14th) Tuesday September 15thSteak, Chicken, or Pork TacosBucket...
09/15/2020

Happenings at the Clubhouse this week!
(Week of September 14th)

Tuesday September 15th
Steak, Chicken, or Pork Tacos
Buckets of Domestic Beer 4 for $8

Friday Lunch (September 18th)
Italian Beef Sandwich with potato salad and Dessert
Buckets of Beer Special
Domestic 4 for $8
Premium 4 for $11
Ask your bartender for what is included in the specials!

Chris and Lou LIVE in the Bar
Friday Night, September 18th
8 to 11 PM!

Swap meet
Sunday, Sept 20th 11am-4pm

09/11/2020
Happenings at the Clubhouse this week!(Week of September 8th) Friday Lunch (September 11th)Deep fried Walleye, French Fr...
09/08/2020

Happenings at the Clubhouse this week!
(Week of September 8th)

Friday Lunch (September 11th)
Deep fried Walleye, French Fries, Cole Slaw and Dessert
Buckets of Beer Special
Domestic 4 for $8
Premium 4 for $11
Ask your bartender for what is included in the specials!

The Juniors LIVE in the Bar
Friday Night, September 11th
8 to 11 PM!

09/04/2020
Its Taco Tuesday! Steak, Chicken or Pork! Served all day
09/01/2020

Its Taco Tuesday! Steak, Chicken or Pork! Served all day

Reggae on the deck at the IKES
08/29/2020

Reggae on the deck
at the IKES

Happenings at the Clubhouse this week!(Week of August 24th) Tuesday August 25thSteak, Chicken, or Pork TacosBuckets of D...
08/25/2020

Happenings at the Clubhouse this week!
(Week of August 24th)

Tuesday August 25th
Steak, Chicken, or Pork Tacos
Buckets of Domestic Beer 4 for $8

Friday Lunch (August 28th)
Italian Beef Sandwich, Potato Salad and Dessert
Buckets of Beer Special
Domestic 4 for $8
Premium 4 for $11
Ask your bartender for what is included in the specials!

Nawty Lite LIVE in the Bar
Friday Night, August 28th
8 to 11 PM!

Happenings at the Clubhouse this week!(Week of August 18th) Tuesday August 18thSteak, Chicken, or Pork TacosBuckets of D...
08/18/2020

Happenings at the Clubhouse this week!
(Week of August 18th)

Tuesday August 18th
Steak, Chicken, or Pork Tacos
Buckets of Domestic Beer 4 for $8

Friday Lunch (August 21st)
Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baked beans, Slaw and Dessert
Buckets of Beer Special
Domestic 4 for $8
Premium 4 for $11
Ask your bartender for what is included in the specials!

Chad Burton LIVE in the Bar
Friday Night, August 21st
8 to 11 PM!

What a great day outside with our new friends!
08/17/2020

What a great day outside with our new friends!

Brown Faces Green Spaces participated in a family-friendly Mobile Archery & BB Shoot Clinic today at the Izaak Walton League - Miller Chapter picnic area in Portage today.

MAC Wagon's Keith and Jeff taught basic archery and BB gun shooting safety and skill techniques to encourage youth participation in recreational outdoor activities.

08/16/2020
Izaak Walton League, Miller Chapter

Izaak Walton League, Miller Chapter

NASCAR Sunday today at the Miller Ikes!
Come on down to watch the race, we will be serving Fish tacos and Mexican rice from one pm till they are gone!

08/16/2020

NASCAR Sunday today at the Miller Ikes!
Come on down to watch the race, we will be serving Fish tacos and Mexican rice from one pm till they are gone!

08/13/2020

Morning.. Hope all is well...
We need help...
If you have a wheelbarrow that you are not using for awhile could you please let our club use it. We have a couple tons of rocks to move down the hill to the front dock.. THE MORE THE BETTER.... THANK yOU

08/11/2020
Izaak Walton League, Miller Chapter

Izaak Walton League, Miller Chapter

Happenings at the Clubhouse this week!
(Week of August 11th)

Tuesday August 11th
Steak, Chicken, or Pork Tacos
Buckets of Domestic Beer 4 for $8


Friday Lunch (August 14th)

Deep fried Walleye with Fries and Dessert
Buckets of Beer Special
Domestic 4 for $8
Premium 4 for $11
Ask your bartender for what is included in the specials!

Reggae Express LIVE
in the Bar
Friday Night, August 14th
7 to 11 PM!

Saturday August 15th 10 AM to 3 PM

Youth and Adult Archery and BB Gun Clinics
at the Picnic shelter
Archery and BB gun clinics for the whole family!
Come out and learn or shoot in a safe environment!
Social distancing and sanitizing will be done between each shooter.

08/11/2020

Happenings at the Clubhouse this week!
(Week of August 11th)

Tuesday August 11th
Steak, Chicken, or Pork Tacos
Buckets of Domestic Beer 4 for $8


Friday Lunch (August 14th)

Deep fried Walleye with Fries and Dessert
Buckets of Beer Special
Domestic 4 for $8
Premium 4 for $11
Ask your bartender for what is included in the specials!

Reggae Express LIVE
in the Bar
Friday Night, August 14th
7 to 11 PM!

Saturday August 15th 10 AM to 3 PM

Youth and Adult Archery and BB Gun Clinics
at the Picnic shelter
Archery and BB gun clinics for the whole family!
Come out and learn or shoot in a safe environment!
Social distancing and sanitizing will be done between each shooter.

08/06/2020
Izaak Walton League, Miller Chapter

Izaak Walton League, Miller Chapter

Temporary Bar rules from our
Bar Manager, Jason Lach
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANDATE FROM INDIANA GOVERNOR, ERIC HOLCOMB
BEGINNING JULY 27, 2020
FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN WHEN ENTERING AND LEAVING THE BUILDING:
WHEN PLAYING GAMES, ie, PULL TABS:
WHEN MOVING THROUGH THE BAR/CLUB AS IN HEADING TO THE BATHROOM:
HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION THAT PREVENTS YOU FROM WEARING A MASK, YOU ARE EXEMPT .
DUE TO THE 4TH AND 5TH AMENDMENT ALONG WITH HIPAA, WE CAN NOT LEGALLY ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION, THEREFORE IF YOU ARE NOT WEARING ONE, WE WILL ASSUME YOU HAVE A CONDITION.

Izaak Walton League, Miller Chapter
08/06/2020

Izaak Walton League, Miller Chapter

Friday, August 7th 2020

Lunch at the Miller Ikes!

Stuffed green peppers with mashed potatos
Served starting at Noon



Friday Night Music 8 to 11 PM
Allen Wronko and Chris Sulcer LIVE!

Please remember masking rules and social distancing per Indiana rules All patrons are required to wear a mask when entering or leaving the bar,going to the restroom, and when not seated, drinking or eating

Friday, August 7th  2020Lunch at the Miller Ikes!Stuffed green peppers with mashed potatosServed starting at Noon Friday...
08/06/2020

Friday, August 7th 2020

Lunch at the Miller Ikes!

Stuffed green peppers with mashed potatos
Served starting at Noon



Friday Night Music 8 to 11 PM
Allen Wronko and Chris Sulcer LIVE!

Please remember masking rules and social distancing per Indiana rules All patrons are required to wear a mask when entering or leaving the bar,going to the restroom, and when not seated, drinking or eating

08/02/2020

Its Sunday funday! Its also Kristis birthday and she is bartending. Come have a drink and share some birthday cheer with her and your fellow members!

07/28/2020

Temporary Bar rules from our
Bar Manager, Jason Lach
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANDATE FROM INDIANA GOVERNOR, ERIC HOLCOMB
BEGINNING JULY 27, 2020
FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN WHEN ENTERING AND LEAVING THE BUILDING:
WHEN PLAYING GAMES, ie, PULL TABS:
WHEN MOVING THROUGH THE BAR/CLUB AS IN HEADING TO THE BATHROOM:
HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION THAT PREVENTS YOU FROM WEARING A MASK, YOU ARE EXEMPT .
DUE TO THE 4TH AND 5TH AMENDMENT ALONG WITH HIPAA, WE CAN NOT LEGALLY ASK YOU ABOUT YOUR MEDICAL CONDITION, THEREFORE IF YOU ARE NOT WEARING ONE, WE WILL ASSUME YOU HAVE A CONDITION.

Friday July 24th at the Miller Ikes!Friday LunchBLT Sandwich on Italian bread with Chips and potato saladBuckets of Beer...
07/24/2020

Friday July 24th at the Miller Ikes!

Friday Lunch
BLT Sandwich on Italian bread with Chips and potato salad

Buckets of Beer Special
Domestic 4 for $8
Premium 4 for $11
Ask your bartender for what is included in the specials!

Chris and Lou LIVE
in the Bar
Friday Night, July 24th
8 to 11 PM!

07/20/2020

Lunch at the Clubhouse this week!
(Week of July 20th)

Tuesday July 21st
Steak, Chicken, or Pork Tacos
Buckets of Domestic Beer 4 for $8

Friday Lunch (July 24th)
BLT Sandwich on your choice of bread with Chips and a side
Buckets of Beer Special
Domestic 4 for $8
Premium 4 for $11
Ask your bartender for what is included in the specials!

With great sadness here is the Obituary for Elaine (Reid) SomersCelebration of Life Saturday, July 18th from 1 to 5 pm i...
07/16/2020
Elaine Somers 1950 - 2020 - Obituary

With great sadness here is the Obituary for Elaine (Reid) Somers

Celebration of Life Saturday, July 18th from 1 to 5 pm in the social hall at the clubhouse

FT. MYERS, FL - Elaine (Reid) Somers 70, passed away at her winter home in Ft. Myers, Florida on May 21, 2020 surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born to Evelyn Reid on March 20, 1950. Elaine was retired from Advantage Sales And Services as a Representative and worked many years at numerous jobs to support her children. June 19, 2005 she married Don Somers "The Love Of Her Life". Elaine loved her Ft. Myers home and spending time with her neighbors who became like family to her and Don. Elaine also loved her Miller home and being so close to the beach. Her summers at home in Miller were spent being with her grandchildren and family that she loved, and visiting her friends.
Elaine was preceded in death by her mother Evelyn Reid and her sister Donna Martinez. Elaine is survived by her husband, Donald Somers; sister, Virginia; children: Tammy (Eric), Tony (Lita) David; daughter-in-law, Carrie; grandchildren: Nicholas , Sahia, Alicia, Mia, Kris, Sammie, Donnie, Logan, Ashton. Elaine also leaves many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews who dearly loved her. A special mention to Jill, Pat , Alice and to all who helped with her care, visits to lift her spirits, Prayers, and to just be there for her. Elaine fought a very hard battle with determination and grace.

Her husband and family would like to welcome friends and family to "A Celebration Of Her Life" on Saturday July 18, 2020, from 1:00-5:00p.m. at The Portage Izaak Walton 1250 Crisman Rd. ( Off of St. RD. 249 ) Portage In. This Celebration Of Life is what Elaine would of liked. If you are unable to attend a donation in her name to ALS would be greatly appreciated.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Times on Jul. 15, 2020.

https://www.legacy.com/amp/obituaries/nwitimes/196484849

View Elaine Somers's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.

Its TACO Tuesday at the Miller Ikes!Steak, Chicken, or Pork tacos!Come have a frosty beverage and a little lunch today!
07/14/2020

Its TACO Tuesday at the Miller Ikes!
Steak, Chicken, or Pork tacos!
Come have a frosty beverage and a little lunch today!

07/09/2020

Friday July 10th lunch at the club
Lunch - FISH FRY!!
Walleye, fries, slaw and dessert
noon til gone!

Friday night Live music!
join us for the GREAT sounds of Mindi and Amber
8 -11pm!!!

Don't miss it!
Come on down!!

07/07/2020

Its TACO Tuesday at the Miller Ikes!
Steak, Chicken, or Pork tacos!
Come have a frosty beverage and a little lunch today!

Also, the Miller chapter General Membership meeting is today at 7 PM in the social hall at the clubhouse.

07/03/2020

Friday Lunch at the Miller Ikes (July 3rd, 2020)
Smoked pulled pork sandwich with slaw and chips!
Come in and enjoy a yummy lunch and a beer or cocktail to start off your holiday weekend!

Izaak Walton League of America
06/27/2020

Izaak Walton League of America

Take the pledge at responsible-recreation.org. #GreatOutdoorsMonth

06/26/2020

Friday June 26th lunch at the club
Fish tacos and tater tots
12 til it's gone!

Friday night Live music!
join us for Mindi and Amber
8 -11pm!!!

Come on down!!

06/21/2020

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there!
Stop in today and have a Bloody Mary, a cocktail or a frosty beer!
Open until at least 8 tonight,
Have a safe and fabulous day!

06/19/2020

Happenings at the Miller Chapter Today/Tonight!
Friday June 19th, 2020
Lunch is being served all day.
We have Italian Beef Sandwiches with a side.
Come enjoy one with a cold beverage!

Tonight, We have live music
2 of the performers from the local band SmallTown will be performing acoustic favorites!

Please practice safe distancing procedures while you are enjoying the music and drinks,
We have tables set up in our hall to help out.

05/03/2020

Obituary for Byron L. Ayres
Byron L. Ayres, age 73 of Portage, IN passed away on April 30, 2020. He was born on December 17, 1946 in Gary, IN to William and Donna (Slinkard) Ayres.

Byron is survived by his wife, Linda (Willis) Ayres; son, Thomas Vincent; daughters, Sandy Ayres, Alice (Matt) Tegtmeier and Denise Ayres; sister, Cynthia Ayres; grandchildren, Nathan Krenkel, Dustin Krenkel, Marc Ayres, Zack Vincent, Kaden Tegtmeier, Carolyn Tegtmeier and Katherine Tegtmeier and great-grandchildren, Abigale Krenkel, Duncan Krenkel and Henry Krenkel and his beautiful golden retriever, Ginger. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bruce Ayres and daughter, Laura Vincent-Krenkel.

Byron was a 1965 graduate of Emerson High School where he is still remembered by his friends for his outstanding athletic achievements including football and State Champ on Track & Field. Following graduation, Byron enrolled in the machinist apprenticeship program at U.S. Steel. He was employed at Amoco Refinery in Whiting as a machinist. Byron was a member of OCAW-71 union and a lifetime member of the Miller chapter of the Izaak Walton Yacht Club. His greatest joy in life was being on Lake Michigan on his “yacht” the Sand Pebble along with his family, especially his grandchildren. Byron’s favorite sports teams was the Vikings Football team and the Chicago White Sox.

Private family services will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions for a Byron Ayres Memorial Bench on the lakefront can be made to the family. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Byron L. Ayres please visit our Sympathy Store.

04/07/2020

Miller Chapter Closures and available areas during the coronavirus pandemic

Hello all,
On behalf of the officers and directors of the Miller Chapter, I hope this finds our membership and their families are doing well and coping with the stress of navigating through these truly uncharted waters.

Our clubhouse will remain closed and events cancelled until the Governor rescinds his current order.

In keeping with those guidelines we have been able to get many projects accomplished at the clubhouse. There are still a few things we’d like to accomplish, if you find yourself with some time and are willing to abide by the recommendations, please contact Leon.


Hello fellow Miller Ikes boaters!
Hopefully all is well with you and your families. As I write this I am looking forward to a great summer. Unfortunately this is not a fun spring with all the virus stuff going around. WELL, GOOD NEWS! Our Izaak Walton Boat Docks are OPEN.

We do have a few house keeping items to let you know about.
1st all dock payments are due now
2nd we have slips available in front and back
3rd contact Leon, Marcie, Jeff or Matt to make arrangements for your payments or paperwork.

Jeff and Matt can assist with helping you get a slip if you need one. Please make sure you have a copy of our dock rules as well. Remember, your dock must be paid in full, your dock application completed in full and a copy of proof of insurance on your watercraft before your watercraft can be slipped.

On to the really good news! The new Pump House is operational in the back and WE HAVE SHOWERS and really good water thanks to a few volunteers.

So, now the safety stuff, Our property is available so you can get outside,potties and showers are also available to the boaters, BUT please follow all the safety and distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and Governor. Use the property at your own risk. There will be spray bottles of cleaner and hand sanitizer for you to use in the potties and showers.
Lastly, if you have safety concerns with your slip please contact Matt or Jeff and we can address those individually.

Since most of us are sitting at home and needing things to do, please use the property responsibly and respect the space of our fellow club members. If you want to volunteer some of your free time for one of our projects please contact Matt at 219-588-1123

Should you choose to use the property for fishing, boating, outdoor recreation, etc., it is at your sole discretion.

Please enjoy yourselves safely and respect the land, water and space of your fellow club members.
The Miller Chapter does not condone violating CDC or Government guidelines during these times and use of the property is solely at your discretion

Boat Trailer Storage is available for our members in designated areas. Reach out to Matt for paperwork and we do have some decals available to put your name on your trailer. Paperwork and name on trailer are required for all boat trailers on the property.

Storage is $200 seasonally or free summer storage for our slip holders.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in these matters

Contact Numbers
Leon Lach (219) 730-9525
Jeff Farkas (219) 718-7329
Marcie Kimzey (708) 921-6024
Matt Smith (219) 588-1123
or send an email to [email protected]

Address

1250 Crisman Rd (Rt 249)
Portage, IN
46368

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 21:00
Thursday 12:00 - 21:00
Friday 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday 12:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(219) 762-9974

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Having fun with family.
🚨OPENING TOMORROW🚨 MILLER IKES REOPENING!!! Friday the 12th opening at 3pm
It's that time again. Can't wait to isolate.
Anyone up for a social distance social afternoon tomorrow? We are off so thinking noonodh between raindrops!! Anyone
Anybody up for a social distancing gathering tomorrow in the picnic grounds?? We are off so thinking noon between the rain drops ?? Anyone!??
This lovely lady is working tonight. Come on down and have a drink!
Come on out and welcome a new acoustic duo "Katthouse" on Friday, March 6th from 7pm until 10pm. Their music is "retro" classic rock, blues country, etc. played on two guitars!!!! Help support local live music!!!!!!
A long time friend of many has passed unfortunately, Rest peacefully Sally LaCombe :(
Get ready!
Save your PLASTIC Caps! Drop them off in a bag or box at the Miller Chapter and I (or another member) will get them to the collection area
Spring Lake Ice Fishing Derby Rescheduled for Saturday, February 8th.
Great time with the grands and the kids. What a great place to be with family!