Society news: July 19

Published 7:01 am Sunday, July 19, 2015

Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for July 8, five tables played: First place, Loren Cleland and Arnie Lang; second place: Dave Ring and Orrion Roisen; third place, Vandy Newman and Marilyn Gesme; 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.

 Golden Age Club

Everett De Young conducted the meeting, opened by reciting the flag pledge.

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Chaplain Hazel Baldner presented the reading: “Freedom and Peace” Appropriate as we remain free as we celebrate the Fourth of July.

Secretary’s report was given by Sylvia Ginder. Treasurer’s report was given by Ruth Van Hooser. Both reports were accepted. Shirley D Young was first, seconded by Hazel Baldner.

There was no new or old business.

July birthdays were celebrated by Sylvia Ginder, Joan Anderson, Everett De Young and Marjorie Rolfson.

A July anniversary was celebrated by Anita Ulwelling. A get well card was sent to Mary Ann Davis.

 Brownsdale Study Club

Sarah Hatten entertained the Brownsdale Study Club on June 19. President Beryl Sprung called the meeting to order with the members reading the collect. The collect was written in 1904 by Mary Stewart.

Eleven members answered roll call with a special event or trip for the summer.

Our old business was discussion on our summer outing. Several places of interest were mentioned. No decision was made.

Motion was taken and seconded to adjourn carried.

Sarah Hatten had the outside readings on bee stings and the unusual remedy of taping a penny over the bite for 15 minutes. Keep a supply of pennies on hand and try it the next time you are stung. Supposedly the copper in the penny counteracts the bite. Sarah read an article from the Austin Daily Herald written by Peggy Keener. Remember when we had nice dress shops downtown like Fantle’s and Wallece’s? It’s rather embarrassing as a 13-year-old to be in the lingerie department, shopping for your first bra, even if you’re 15-year-old sister is along.

Joyce Juhnke had the main topic on a poem, “I am America” from the “Ideal Magazine.” This was a very patriotic and inspirational reading on what it means to be an American by Charles Newell Shoemaker, Jr.

 National Active and Retired Federal Employees

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Chapter 469 met June 9, 2015, at the Pizza Ranch in Austin, Minnesota.

Tori Miller, director of the Crime Victims Resource Center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin told us about the services provided to anyone needing assistance with various types of crime, including victims of sexual assault, domestic assault and general crimes like burglary and stalking.

At the state NARFE Convention in May, the Albert Lea-Austin NARFE Chapter 469 was presented a citation for Distinguished Service in recognition of outstanding contributions to NARFE Alzheimer’s Program.

A Legislative report was given. Living trusts were discussed along with upcoming changes to Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance program.

The next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 11, 2015 at the Pizza Ranch in Albert Lea.