May/June 2019


The next two monthly member meetings of the Austrian Singing Society "Donau" will be held Thursday, May 9 and June 13. 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 Sick Benefit contact Dan Albert with questions.

CULT MOVIE & BISTRO NIGHTS June 22: JAWS. Contact Darrell with questions, 203-482-4481

Are you a new member who promised to volunteer when you joined but haven't done so yet? Are you a
seasoned member enjoying functions at the club for years, watching others do the work? We've got
great news for you all! SIGN UP sheets are at the club for the MAIFEST May 18, breakfasts and 3rd
Friday dinners! Recent successful events: Club Clean Up, Easterfest, St. Patrick's Day Dinner, Movie
Nights- NONE of these would take place without our faithful volunteers. Thanks to Mike Sabel for stepping
up to be our Volunteer "Czar", he'll be looking for ideas to get more people involved. Just a couple
hours is a great help. Sign up. Pitch in. It's OUR CLUB!!

Scholarship Pig Roast July 13, Lobsterfest August 10.

Our Austria Day celebration returns on Saturday, May 18, from 2pm-6pm in our Biergarten
(weather permitting)! With entertainment by Scha-Musi, Alpenland Tänzer Adult and Kindergruppe, this is
a family friendly day for all to enjoy. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Bratwurst, German Potato Salad & Cole
Slaw, Coffee and Dessert will be served and there is no charge for admission. There is a volunteer signup
sheet at the club, there's a job for all abilities!
Contact Rosemarie Nyborg, 860-329-2894 e-mail

Chicken Paprikash dinner will be held Friday, May 10th, with dinner served PROMPTLY AT 6PM.
Donation $15, call 860 508-8236 to reserve.

STEFFI'S CULTURAL COOKING CLASSES continues: May 31 & June 28th.
March's Potato Pancakes & April's Goulash classes were lots of fun. Men are most welcome, too!
Call Mona Starczewski to reserve 860 508-8236.

MOTHER'S DAY BREAKFAST will be held 8am-12noon, Sunday, May 12th, all are welcome!
John Steele will be offering a waffle special with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate
drizzle, and a fresh-sliced ham special, too! Lori is offering a Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar from
10am-12noon, where you can select as many "adders" as you'd like to customize your perfect Bloody Mary!
This will be in lieu of Loaded Bloody Mary Special. No sign up required, but when we're out, we're out!

TAG SALE & COOKOUT at the Donau Saturday, June 1st, from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Spaces will be rented to members and the public as well. Email to
request your application to rent a space. Spread the word!


As a result of suggestions from members, the House Committee has agreed that ALL Friday
evenings from 6:00pm to 10:00pm will be smoke-free, effective May 1st. If the smoking has
been a problem for some members and their families, then smoke free Friday evenings will allow
those members to enjoy the Club facilities on Friday nights. We hope that families will also take the
opportunity to join us on Friday evening. Soon our new video and sound system will allow entertainment,
for the children, perhaps, on the Friday nights when Musik is not scheduled. As the seasons
begin to change, it is encouraged to utilize the new patio as much as possible and smoke outdoors.
Let's all be as courteous as possible to one another. Prost Donau, Dennis


We would like to run family night events on some or all of our smoke-free Friday nights. Also during
the warmer months, weather permitting, to hold family days outside in the Bier Garten. The Easter
party for the children was held outside for part of the afternoon. It was very successful and the children
enjoyed themselves. But we will need help. If you are able to help organize these family-type
events please call me. Several husband and wife teams would be wonderful. If any of our members
are interested volunteering call me at 860-828-9950. Prost Donau! Dennis

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