Society news: Oct. 19

Published 5:43 pm Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dance Cotillion officers. Photo provided

Dance Cotillion officers. Photo provided

Cotillion Club’s newest members Mr. and Mrs. Tom Niemiec from St. Paul, Minnesota. Photo provided

Cotillion Club’s newest members Mr. and Mrs. Tom Niemiec from St. Paul, Minnesota. Photo provided

Austin Cotillion Dance Club

There is a time to work and a time to play … a time to dance and to smile.

This is our experience with the Austin Cotillion Dance Club which meets Tuesday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m., five months a year — October, November, December, May and June.

Starting with a delicious dinner followed by two and a half hours of swing, waltzes, cha-cha, rumba, tango and polka dances led by various leading dance bands and combos from the Austin area.

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Our cotillion club is celebrating our 95th year. Our history began in 1919 with Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hormel as one of the founding members.

As we continue these fun, relaxing dance events, the cotillion met Oct. 7 at the Austin County Club dancing to the music of Rush Hour combo. It was organized by the officers: John and Marge Murach (president), Adam and Rachel Stange (vice-president), Sue Radloff (treasurer), Gordon and Ruth White (secretary).

New members pictured are Mr. and Mrs. Tom Niemiec from St. Paul, Minnesota.

An invitation goes out to anyone who is interested in joining our fun evenings. For more information call John and Marge Murach at 507-433-1590.

 Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for Oct. 8 with four tables played: First place, Warren Behrends and Eunice Michaelis; second place, David Ring and Orrion Roisen; third place, Tom Flaherty and Stan Schultz; fourth place, Joyce Crowe and Millie Seiver.

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.

 Y’s Women

Y’s women met Oct. 9 at the Hormel Historic Home. Anita Ulwelling was the program leader on nutrition and wellness.

Members enjoyed a fun evening preparing and serving several tasty dishes using fresh vegetables, fruits and lean meat.

With a mostly plant- based diet, decreased portion control and exercise, these will add health benefits. Several pamphlets and recipes were given by Mayo Health Systems.

The business meeting was conducted by president Marlys Dunlop.

The next meeting will be Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Village Co-op.  We will be guests of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution. Adam Johnson will speak on the U.S. Constitution.