Society News: Oct. 13

Published 10:09 pm Saturday, October 12, 2013

Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for Oct. 2 with five tables played: first, Eunice Michaelis and Warren Behrends; second, Dave MaGee and Dave Ring; third, Stan Schultz and Tom Flaherty; fourth, Bud Higgins and Jim Fisher; fifth, Edna Knobbe and Georgia Bissen.

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.

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Kiwanis Club promotes members

The Early Morning Risers Kiwanis Club of Austin installed Dr. Eric Shoars as president, Eric Olson as president-elect, and Cindy Jensen as secretary/treasurer in a ceremony on Oct. 2 during their weekly club meeting.

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Minnesota-Dakota Region 6 Lieutenant Governor Daryl Meyer officially elevated the three to their elected positions for the 2013-2014 term.

“I look forward to leading this club through the next year,” Shoars said. “Our members are men and women who are committed to this community and dedicated to the Kiwanis mission as volunteers to improve the lives of children around the world and especially those here in Austin.”

Kiwanis International was founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan, and became an international organization with the creation of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton, Ontario, the following year. In the 1960s, worldwide expansion was approved and within the decade, Kiwanis International-Europe was formed, representing Kiwanians in 11 European nations.

The Golden Age Club

Hazel Baldner, chairperson, conducted the monthly Goden Age Club meeting at the Austin’s Moose Lodge on Oct. 2.

Dee Murphy, chaplain, said “A Prayer for Our Servicemen and Women.”

Sally Michels made the motion and seconded by Dee Murphy to accept the secretary and treasurers’ reports as read.

October birthdays will be celebrated by Carol Kline and Eleanor Anderson.

Cards were played at none tables. Anyone 55 or older is welcome to join the club.

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Fidelity Lodge

On Oct. 1, Fidelity Lodge No. 39 in Austin celebrated its 150th Anniversary.  The evening included a reading of minutes from 150 years ago, a dinner, an address by Worshipful Grand Master David Olson and gifts to those attending. Above: Olson presents a plaque on behalf of the Grand Lodge to Max Pecht II, worshipful master of Fidelity Lodge.

Ann Hokanson and Peter Jacobs. Photo provided

Ann Hokanson and Peter Jacobs. Photo provided

Cotillion Dance Club celebrates 94 years

The Austin Cotillion Dance Club is celebrating its 94th year of dinner and dancing.

Established in 1919, its membership included Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hormel and other prominent businessmen and their wives. However, current members aren’t sure who originally organized the club. Earliest records date to Nov. 6, 1923, with 35 couples. The purpose of the Cotillion was strictly as a social dinner club and dancing. Members had to invited and approved by 100 percent of the membership committee. Records vary but list past events held at the K-C Hall, Elk Hotel, Harrington Hotel and YWCA. Events later moved to the Elks Club rooms. Membership was later increased to 50.

The most recent dinner dance was held Oct. 1, 2013, at the Austin Country Club with 41 in attendance. The dance was hosted by the new officers, John and Marge Murack, presidents, Rachel and Adam Stange, vice presidents, and Sue Radloff.

The dance band was Berry “Rush Hour” drawing couples to the dance floor for a most enjoyable evening.

New members are always welcome. Call 437-1148. Come join us for a great time.