Swedish-American Society Newsletter,            November 1998 Edition
 When next we meet:

Date:      November 15, 1998 
Place:     Ruritan Clubhouse 
Time:      Doors open at 4:00 PM 
What:     Happy Hour 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM 
.             Thanksgiving Meal @ 5:00 PM 

The Thanksgiving meeting is here. The Club will provide the turkey,  with Larry Leonardson smoking one bird and baking the other. Bring a dish for the pot luck table to share with the membership -- mashed potatoes, potato salad, garden salad, vegetable dishes, cranberry sauce, lingonberries, baked beans, fruits, or desserts -- would be welcome.  As is customary, the club will provide the coffee, tea, soft drinks, beer and wine. 

As always, there is the need to have a raffle at this meeting.  Please consider bringing a baked good or other appropriate item for the drawing.  In addition to being lots of fun, this monthly activity helps keep the books balanced. 

Nellie Leonardson will be making a trip to Potomac Mills on Saturday, the day before our meeting. If you would like for her to bring up anything for you from IKEA, please call her as soon as possible at 721-6827.

 Hope to see you at the meeting. 

We will have a short business meeting. Final arrangements for the Lucia will be discussed. Swedish calendars will be available for sale. Elections will be held. The nominating committee has submitted the following slate: 

President -  Leland Peterson   Vice President - Alice Dilworth   Secretary - OPEN   Treasurer - Don Lundquist

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor before elections are held. Persons volunteering to serve in other positions are:  Programs Chair - Marilyn Melendy Publicity &   Calling Committee Chair - - Diane Garvin   Newsletter Editor - Nellie Leonardson   Sommelier - Bob Olson   Website Development - Larry Leonardson 

When Last We Met 

We met and shared good food and fellowship. Bob Olson did an excellent job on the grill providing us with some excellent meat. Of course, all the side dishes provided were excellent as well. The desserts were many and varied, providing us with the opportunity to eat several more than we should have. The nominating committee submitted a slate of officers.