Society News: Sept. 8

Published 6:19 pm Saturday, September 7, 2013

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91 will begin its new year on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the club with a potluck supper at 6 p.m. and meeting following at 7.

The group will welcome Girls All-State delegates who will share their learning experiences and enjoyment during their week at All-State in June.

Women of the Moose

The Women of the Moose invite anyone interested in the issue of bullying to attend a 7 p.m. Sept. 10 meeting.

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The group will bring Danielle Nesvold from Community Against Bullying and Dewey Schara, Nevelnn Elementary School principal, to speak on the subject. There will also be a question and answer period. The meeting will be held at the Austin Moose Lodge, 208 S Main Street.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE), Chapter 469, met 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at the Pizza Ranch in Albert Lea.

Amy Pleimling, dietitian from Albert Lea Hy-Vee, was the speaker. Mark Rasmussen, Owatonna Chapter, and Darlene Felber, Faribault Chapter, were present and discussed current plans for the 2014 State Convention. Harold Weed, District 3 field officer, was present and provided information regarding NARFE PAC. Jonathon Green announced his resignation as president of Chapter 469. Thank you Jonathon, for your many years of dedicated service. Diane Damerow, Albert Lea, is new chapter president; and Daphne Wagner, Austin, is first vice president. Roger Erickson, Albert Lea, is Second vice president.

The next meeting will be Oct. 8, 2013, at the Pizza Ranch in Austin.

Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for Aug. 28 with four tables played: first, Jim Fisher and Bud Higgins; second-place tie, Orrion Roisen and Dave Ring, and Millie Seiver and Joyce Crowe; third, Marilyn Gesme and Larry Crowe.

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.

DAR promotes Constitution Awareness Week

The national celebration of Constitution Week begins Sept. 17, and the local Daughters of the American Revolution is promoting the cause.

The Red Cedar chapter of the DAR will have a manned display at the Austin Public Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17. Informational materials about the Constitution will be available, along with small American flags.

Austin Mayor Tom Stiehm will sign a proclamation at 11:30 a.m., declaring Constitution Day and Constitution Week.

For more information about DAR programs, visit, or contact Cheryl Potter at 507-433-8330 about joining locally.