Swedish-American Society Newsletter            October 1998 Edition
October Meeting  
 When next we meet: 
Date:      October 18, 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 October Feast meeting is here and once again  it  is time to celebrate Leif Erikson Day. The Club will provide the meat,  with Bob Olson providing the talent to cook on the outdoor grill. 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. 
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. 
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. 
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, 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! 

At our September meeting  
We met and shared good food and fellowship with a small but enthusiastic group. There was a business meeting. The Vice-President, Larry Leonardson, read the letter of resignation which had been submitted by the President, Lona Albers. 

In order to carry out the responsiblities of the Club, The Vice President then assumed the office of the President. and sought volunteers to serve as interm officers. 
Sharon Andersson volunteered to be Vice President. 
Don Lundquist volunteered to be Treasurer. 
News about members: 
Lona Albers resigned as President. 
Andy Andersson visited family in Hawaii. 
Hans and Margit Thunander returned from Sweden. 

It is with regret that we learned of the loss of Bob Wilson on August 13th.  Our prayers are with Elva and their son, Ronald.  Bob was a member of this club for decades and will be deeply missed. 

 Hope to see you at the meeting.