Swedish-American Society Newsletter 
 June,  1998 Edition 

Midsommar Meeting 
 When next we meet: 

Date:    June 21, 1998 
Place:     Ruritan Clubhouse 
Time:     Doors open at 4:00 PM 
What:     Happy Hour 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 
.     Cookout and Picnic @ 5:00 PM 
The final meeting of the season is here and once again  it  is time to celebrate Midsommar. Bring  your choice of meat  to cook on the outdoor grill for yourself and your family, and bring a dish for the pot luck table to share with the membership -- potato salad, garden salad, chips, baked beans, fruits, or desserts -- would be welcome.  As is customary, the club will provide the coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer and wine.  You will also need to bring a lawn chair to sit comfortably outside. 
There  is still the need to have a raffle at this meeting.  Please consider bringing a baked or other appropriate item for the drawing.  In addition to being lots of fun, this monthly activity helps keep the books balanced. 

We will have a short business meeting in the out of doors, weather permitting.  There is a matter or two that needs some discussion that we didn't get a chance to handle during the last meeting. 
When last we met: 
Approximately forty-plus  members  shared  a lively Happy Hour -- filled with nibbling, sipping and conversation. 
At 5 o'clock we were joined by the Beach Tones,  our guests and the entertainment for the evening.  The buffet table groaned under the weight
of the wonderful, delicious dishes provided by the membership and members and guests  alike dined heartily on the wonderful spread. 

The very lovely and delicious birthday cake was provided by Allison Alcantara. 

A lively  and successful raffle was held under the direction of Andy Andersson. 
After the raffle was completed, the membership settled back to enjoy the marvelous music of the Beach Tones, as they favored us with tune after tune, some old, some not so old,  sung in superb harmony.  It was a thoroughly  enjoyable evening! 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people who work so
hard each month to help make each  meeting successful.  The phone crew -- Marilyn Melendy, Lenny Leonardson, Alise Dilworth, Merri Milner, Christine Cardoza, and Hans Thunander do a excellent job calling each member every month.   Bob Olson does a superb job providing the favorite beverages each month. 
And the hall is ready for our meal and meeting each month-- decorated, table set, coffee ready -- due to the efforts of Sue Airth and Marilyn Melendy.  Andy Andersson lends his talents to bring about a successful raffle.  A very sincere thank you to all!! 

News about members: 
Members celebrating a birthday during the month of June  include Steve Carlson and  Al Giordanno. A very Happy Birthday to these "June Babies" and to any others whose birthdays occur in June. 
Hans and Margit Thunander have made their annual summer journey to Sweden.  They left the end of May and will be back the first of October. 
Jim and Ingrid Widel  celebrated a wedding anniversary this past May 15th.  Congratulations,  Ingrid and Jim!! and very best wishes. 

 Bob and Elva Wilson also celebrated a wedding  anniversary.  On the 6th of June, fifty-four years ago they were married in Boston.  Congratulations, Elva and Bob!!  and many happy returns. 
On March 28th Annika and Bill Wilson became the parents of a boy, whom they named Erik.  He weighed 9 lbs, 5 oz and was 22 inches long.   Congratulations to the proud parents! 

Annika and Bill and the little one will be moving to Guam this summer, after Annika and the baby return from a visit to Sweden.  Their stay in Guam will be for two years. 

Suzanne Damlach and daughter Felecia returned from Sweden on the 31st of March. Sometime this summer she and her family will be moving to San Diego where her husband is going to be working. 
On May 13 Ann-Sofie Roy and daughter Emille went to Sweden for the summer.  They will probably return sometime in September or October when husband Robert returns from traveling. 

For Sale: 

Ruth Nelson has several items that were her sister's that she would like to sell at this time. The items include:    
       2 ceiling fans 
       Singer sewing machine with cabinet 
       24 inch color T.V. 
       Eureka vacuum cleaner with attachments 
       GE electric rotisserie broiler
All items are in EXCELLENT condition.  Call Ruth at 588-0190 and make her an offer for the item that  interests you. 

That's all for this time.  See you at the meeting.