Society News: Brownsdale Study Club and Duplicate Bridge

Brownsdale Study Club

The Brownsdale Study Club met on July 18 at the home of Jane Hartson.

The meeting began with reading of the collect. Eight members answered roll call to “your favorite hobby.”

Secretary and treasurer reports were given. There was no old business.

New business: Several ideas were suggested for our fall outing. We will discuss it more at the August meeting.

Shelley Vogel will also read our club by-laws at the next meeting.

Announcements included that the Brownsdale Library will present a program on African drumming, which is perhaps the oldest instrument in the world. The date is 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.

“Happy Birthday” was sung to Shelley. Meeting was adjourned.

The main topic was given by Shelley titled, “What to expect when Christians seek to understand Islam.”

According to Muslim-American speaker Hanadi Chehabeddine, her goal was to engage in meaningful conversation that dismantle misconceptions, humanize Muslims and reinforce a real and genuine representation of Muslims.

In the absence of Leone Peters, Fern Paschke gave the outside reading.

“Freedom Rock takes shape in Kasson.” The large bolder was moved in and painted by muralist Ray Sorenson.

It’s a simple “thank-you” to veterans. The painting displays the Wasioga Recruiting Stations and soldiers of the American Regiment. It is placed next to the American Legion Post in Kasson.

Jane Hartson served us angle food cake with various toppings.

LaVonne Skov will host the August Meeting.

Duplicate Bridge

Seven tables played on July 24.

First place, Loren Cleland and Dave Ring; second place, Vandy Newman and Bud Higgins; third place, Joyce Crowe and Millie Seiver; fourth place, John Leisen and Rick Stroup; fifth place, Sue Mann and Gail Nelson; sixth place, Lorraine Lippert and Ron Peters.

Eleven teams played on July 25.

First place, Loren Cleland and Bud Higgins; second place, Dave Ring and Orrin Roisen; third place, Larry Crowe and Jim Fisher; fourth place, Gail and Ray Schmidt; fifth place, Vandy Newman and Ron Peters; sixth place, Edna Knobbe and Cleo Osmundson

Both sessions are played weekly at the Mower County Senior Center. Bridge players wanting to play with either group, call 1-507-437-2750. If you need a partner and players come from Adams, Albert Lea, Rose Creek, Austin and south to Mason City and Northwood, Iowa.

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