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Society news: Sept. 15

Published 5:44pm Saturday, September 14, 2013

Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for Sept. 4 with five tables played: first, Dave Ring and Orrion Roisen; second, Dorothy Hanna and Marilyn Gesme; third, Arnie Lang and Bud Higgins; fourth, Vandy Newman and Gene Muchow.

Duplicate Bridge is played each Wednesday at noon at the Mower County Senior Center in Austin. All Bridge players are welcome. Call Dave Ring at 507-434-4189 for partnership assistance or additional information.

Brownsdale Study Club

Sarah opened the meeting of the Brownsdale Study Club on Aug. 21.

The collect was read. The minutes of the July meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given. Roll call was answered with a nursery rhyme. Ten members were present.

Sarah read Ellen’s resignation.

Old business — Outing for this fall: La Vonne made a motion to visit IBI and the Guest House. Seconded and passed. Lunch at Langtry Cafe.

New business — Election of offices: president, La Vonne; vice president, Ida; secretary-treasurer, Leone.

Announcements — Leone will entertain for September. Roll call: favorite season and why.

Leone gave the main topic.

Red Skelton’s recipe for the perfect marrage — a well-known routine of Red Skelton’s best clean funny jokes.

The station — by Robert J. Hastings: Tucked away in our subconscious is an idyllic vision. Uppermost in our minds is the final destination. Sooner or later we must realize it’s only a dream. “Relish the moment” is a good motto. Psalm 118:24, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” The station will come soon enough.

Mildred gave the outside reading: memories of a one-room schoolhouse — recalling a simple time. Beginning the new school year — buying a new tablet that was to last until Christmas, a new box of crayons, a pencil and a lunchbox were the essentials.

The Red Cedar National Society of the American Revolution

The Red Cedar Chapter, National Society of the American Revolution, met at the Austin Public Library conference room on Sept. 5.

Final plans were made for the display at the Austin Public Library in observance of Constitution Week. The display will be publicly open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. The Constitution is the oldest document still in active use that outlines the self-government of a people.

The members of Red Cedar Chapter voted to donate braille flags to the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind in Faribault and to the Austin VFW for visually impaired returning soldiers. A donation was given to the Fisher House Foundation, providing low-cost housing to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers.

Holly Wallace provided an interesting program and DVD of the DAR Museum Rooms in Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.

The next meeting will be held at the Salvation Army at 7 p.m. Oct. 3.

Golden Age Club

On Sept. 4, Hazel Baldner, chairperson, started the monthly Golden Age meeting by asking everyone to stand and say the flag pledge.

Dee Murphy, chaplain, read the poem, “A Prayer for Peace.” Murphy made the motion and seconded by Dennis Brag to accept the secretary and treasurer’s reports as read. A September birthday was celebrated by Wayne Chilson.

Jay Clark, Lonnie Murphy, Linda Noske, were asked to be on the nominating committee for the vice chairperson and treasurer positions. The elections will be held at our November meeting.

Cards were played at nine tables. Marion Holdgrafer provided lunch.

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