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The next two monthly member meetings of the Austrian Singing Society “Donau” will be held  Thursday,
July 11 and August 8
please attend our meetings.

SINGERS' MEMBERSHIP
ARE NOW PAST DUE. Your GREEN keycard no longer works in the door. Please contact Lori Smukala, 860-558-4350, membership chair, with any questions. Remember, please keep your paper membership card with you at all times.
SICK BENEFIT MEMBERS
Your GREEN keycard no longer works in the door Contact Dan Albert with questions.dalbert@snet.net

GERMAN LANGUAGE
School will start on Friday, September 6th. There will be ten classes led by Professor William McNamara and his assistant Megan McNamara.  Anyone interested please call Dennis Kern, 860-828-9950.

STEFFI'S CULTURAL COOKING
Continues at 7:00 on July 26th and August 23rd, call 860-508-8236 to reserve. It's a fun time, all are welcome, no skills necessary!

AUSTRIA AMERICAN DAY
Rosemarie Nyborg, Karen Aston and Tom Hoisl we would like to thank all of the volunteers from the House Committee, Sick Benefit, Singers, and Alpenland Taenzer and all their families that volunteered their time and labor for Austrian/American Day which was held on May 18, 2019 in the Bier Garden. The event was outstanding: we had sun, fun, dancing, food, beverages, games for the kids and adults. Also a thank you also goes out to all the volunteers that came out for the Spring Cleanups to get the grounds and club ready for upcoming events . It was our pleasure to organize and work with a wonderful group of individuals.

LOBSTERFEST
LOBSTER FEST IS BACK.
On Saturday, August 10 from 12-6 pm, for your Culinary Delight we will start you off with 1/2 dozen Roasted Little Neck Clams topped with butter and a tangy cocktail sauce along with a12oz cup of Rhode Island Clam Chowder. You have a choice of a single Lobster, $28, twin Lobsters, $36 or ½ Roast Chicken $25. These are served with Corn on the Cob, Boiled Salt Potatoes and Baked Sweet Italian Sausage. Dessert is included in the price. Tickets will be available at the Bar now. Any questions or if you want to volunteer to help call event Chairman John Steele 860 747-1959 or
email me at hearthandhomechef@yahoo.com

OKTOBERFEST
Save the date! This MAJOR club event will be held Saturday, Sept. 7th, in our Biergarten! We will be entertained by the Alpenland Tänzer dance group, and The Austrian Boys Band! The Band has played in the German-American Steuben Parade and Hofbrau Haus Biergarten in NYC, cultural events and clubs throughout New England, and carries on the tradition of Austrian-German music plus popular Alpine-American rock songs are added into the mix! This will be a fun event for all, a variety of authentic food will be sold, so drop your dirndl at the dry cleaners, dust off your favorite stein, mark your calendar and tell your friends and family! It's going to be Fantastisch!!

SET BACK
Chair Rich reports that the weekly Donau Set Back competition has   vbeen excitingly decisive with high scorers who attain either a 1ST, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th place finish. For example: June 19th - 1st and 2nd Place: tied by Sharon M. & Holly (86 Points), 3rd Place was won by Adam (82), 4th Place - Cindy tied with Carl (79). June 12th - 1st and 2nd Gayle and Katie tied (87), 3rd and 4th place finishers were tied by Rich S. & Meghan (81). June 5th - 1st Sharon M. (82), 2nd Gayle (81), 3rd and 4th tied by Mary & Pam. May 29th - 1st Bob (87), 2nd tied Rich L. & Lou S. (78), 3rd&4th tied by Sandy, Pam and Patty B. (74). October 4, 2017 was the first night that individuals' final five game accumulated, scores were written on an evenings' certificate of winners acknowledging the winners, had - 1st Rich S. and Karen tied with a score of (83), 2nd Gail & Rich tied at (79), 4th was Alan (78).

The Set Back committee has Gail and Jan performing weekly registrations, assisted by Jeff, Scott,  Rich and Cathi. Busy set back helpers include Jakob, Chris, Holly, Cindy, Rich S., Patty B., Carl, Darrell, Meghan and others doing tasks in the housekeeping areas. The goal is to 'Leave it like you found it'- to maintain our Dining Room. Many players generously bring snacks and other food stuff that we all appreciate, especially during our evening of fun and games

NEWSLETTER UPDATE
Over the past year we have been working hard on updating our mailing lists for both Sick Benefit and Singers, and combining them into data base for the mailing of this newsletter. We believe it is very important that you receive this regularly to keep up with Club news. Many of you long time members and new members are receiving this for the first time. Paid members should be receiving the newsletter. If you or someone you know are not sure of your membership status, Singers contact Lori Smukala, 860-558-4350, and Sick Benefit contact Dan Albert, 860-690-3954. To help us save expenses, please opt to receive your newsletter by email by emailing DonauNL@yahoo.com including your full name.


SINGING GROUP We are collecting names of members who are interested in participating in a fun singing group to be formed in the near future. Please contact John Aston