Society News: Aug. 11

Published 5:24 pm Saturday, August 10, 2013

Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for July 31 with five tables played: first, Orrion Roisen and David Ring; second, Vandy Newman and Gene Muchow; third, Jim Fisher and Bud Higgins; fourth, Lu Schmitt and Loren Cleland.

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 called the meeting of the Brownsdale Study Club to order on July 17. The collect was read. The secretary’s report was given. Roll call’s theme was accomplishments during adolescence. Ten members were present.

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The main topic, by Mildred Librauer, was how to help libraries thrive. Ideas included using a library card, donating change, supplying a subscription, supporting sales of used books and reminding local representatives to give support. The Little Free Library movement began in 2009 by Todd Bol in memory of his school-teaching mother. Other people are building small buildings in their yards to supply books for children and adults to read then return.

Old business included discussion of last year’s outing at the Rose Pedaler. New business included discussion for this year’s outing.

Election of officers comes in August so new booklets are ready to hand out in September. LaVonne will entertain in August with roll call of a nursery rhyme. Rena made a motion to adjourn, and it was seconded.

 National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Red Cedar Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met at the home of Cheryl Potter on Aug. 3, 2013. Members completed the program calendar for 2013-2014.

Red Cedar Chapter will have a display at the Austin Public Library on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in honor of Constitution Week. This display will include a copy of the Constitution, and many historical handouts and American flags. Also included in this display will be a braille flag, as well as an American flag that was flown over our nation’s capitol on July 3, 2013. Polly Jelinek is chairperson of the Constitution Week observance. The public is invited to visit the display and learn about our American Constitution.

Members of Red Cedar contributed several non-perishable food items to the Salvation Army food shelf. Kristine Maier, a new member of Red Cedar and grand-daughter of Maxine Williams, a former member, is the volunteer and special events coordinator at the Salvation Army. Maier shared information regarding various volunteer opportunities at the Salvation Army.

The next meeting will be held at the Austin Public Library conference room on Thursday, Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m.