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Published 9:19am Friday, September 13, 2013

National Active and Retired Federal Employees

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 469 met at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 13 at Pizza Ranch in Albert Lea. Amy Pleimling, dietitian from Hy-Vee, was the speaker. Mark Rasmussen, Owatonna chapter, and Darlene Felber, Faribault chapter, were present and informed the group of current plans for the 2014 state convention. Harold Weed, District 3 field officer, was present and provided information regarding NARFE PAC. Jonathon Green announced his resignation as president of Chapter 469. The organization thanks Green for his many years of dedicated service. Diane Damerow, Albert Lea, is the new chapter president and Daphne Wagner, Austin, is first vice president. Roger Erickson, Albert Lea, is second vice president.

The next meeting will be Oct. 8 at Pizza Ranch in Albert Lea.


Hayward 4-H

The Hayward 4-H club met for its monthly meeting on Sept. 8 at Brenda and Kristen Hahn’s house. President Kristen Hahn called the meeting to order. The club talked about the Freeborn County Fair, the choosing of the new officers, which will occur during the October meeting, and about the upcoming state 4-H horse and dog show. The Hahn and Peterson families hosted this month’s meeting, potluck and bonfire. After eating, the group had a good time talking, sitting around the bonfire and playing a game of touch football. The next meeting, potluck and dance will be on Oct. 6 at the Wagner’s.


Freeborn County Genealogical Society

The Freeborn County Genealogical Society met at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Freeborn County Historical Museum.

The Genealogical Society will be having a table at the museum’s Autumn in the Village event from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The program was an video on “Ethical Considerations in Family History.”

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 21. Note the date change. The program will be a report from members that will be traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah, to the Family History Library.