Society news: Nov. 22

Published 7:01 am Sunday, November 22, 2015

Austin Cotillion November committee. Behind: Dian and Terry Dorsey, chairmen. Sitting: Sue Radloff, left, and Madelon Collette. Photo provided

Austin Cotillion November committee. Behind: Dian and Terry Dorsey, chairmen. Sitting: Sue Radloff, left, and Madelon Collette. Photo provided

Cotillion Dance Club

Dear Abby, or Ruthie B Write

My husband and I recently moved to Austin from a large city. We were searching for change, quiet and less traffic. We love it here, but we are missing the excitement of fun things to do, like our old dance club where we cultivated friendships and the enjoyment of music and dancing. My husband is threatening to move back to the city because we feel lonesome here. Can you help us in our dilemma.

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Dear Clueless

Do I have a solution for you. My husband and I attend the Austin Cotillion dance club. This organization was established in 1919. We meet at the Austin County Club five times a year — October, November, December, May and June. Our dance music is provided by local musicians and we always have a delicious meal. For instance, last Tuesday evening, Nov. 10, the room provided for us was cozy and inviting with tables in white cloths and decorated with lighted candles. As we were seated, a tasty harvest salad with warm rolls was served. The next course was a buffet style offering: Salmon with white sauce, beef stroganoff, egg noodles, sautéed julianne style vegetables, coffee and chocolates for dessert. So delectable.

To add to this pleasing atmosphere, soft music is playing in the background. After dinner the music starts our toes tapping and we emerge onto the dance floor for a great time dancing to all styles of music. This particular evening the music was provided by Peter Jacobs and Ensemble featuring Peter on the keyboard, Tim Davis playing the trumpet, Brenda Radloff on base, Pete Wangen on percussion and Adam Stang on saxophone.

I hope this ends your dilemma. Take my advice, stay in Austin, join us at the Austin Country Club for our next dinner/dance from 6 to 10 p.m. on Dec. 1. Meet new friends indulge in a delicious meal and enjoy delightful music by Rush Hour for your dancing pleasure. We are looking forward to seeing you. Call Rachel and Adam Stange for more information at 507-475-0641.

Y’s Women

Y’s Women met Nov. 12 at the Hormel Historic Home. Eric Johnson with the Austin Daily Herald was the program speaker. We enjoyed hearing how and why the Austin Living Magazine was started. It is a quality magazine of talented people and interesting places in the area and it is beautifully done.

The November card party and open house was discussed. Members brought items for the Salvation Army food shelf. Hostesses were Marlys Dunlop and Char Plantikow with Anita Ulwelling assisting.

The Christmas party will be Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. with a potluck hors d’ oeuvres supper. Members will donate to the HyVee Feed A Family program.