Swedish-American Society Newsletter
June, 1998 Edition
When next we meet:
Date: June 21, 1998
Place: Ruritan Clubhouse
Time: Doors open at 4:00
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
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
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.
Ruth Nelson has several items that were her sister's
that she would like to sell at this time. The items include:
machine with cabinet
cleaner with attachments
All items are in EXCELLENT condition. Call
Ruth at 588-0190 and make her an offer for the item that interests
That's all for this time. See you at the