Fun Day – Wednesday, August 6
Annual Meeting – Tuesday, September 23
We hope you can join us for a meeting and lots of fun at Mike & Penny’s Cottage on Lake Ponderosa on Wednesday, August 6. We’ll start the fun at noon, hold a short meeting, and have pot luck at about 3:30. We’ll provide the roast turkey—please bring a dish to share. Their address is 116 Valley Road. Take Interstate 80 to Exit 182 (Grinnell Exit). Turn South on HW146. Go around Searsboro on 146 to F57 (Diamond Trail). Go east on F57 to Entrance 1 Lake Ponderosa. Turn north at Entrance #1. Follow Woodland Rd. You will pass a lumber yard. When you come to Valley Rd. turn east (right) and go to 116 Valley Rd. It is a yellow and brown cottage.
We’ll hold our Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 23, at the Machine Shed, 11151 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA 50322 (exit #125 off I35/80, in front of Living History Farm; ph: 515-270-6818). Registration starts at 9:30am and the meeting will open at 10:00am. We need your rsvp for the annual meeting and choice for lunch in order to make the final arrangements (contact Mike Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-282-5245). Choose either Meatloaf (French bread under grilled onions, really good meatloaf, mashed potatoes and pan roasted gravy), Stuffed Pork Loin (stuffed with the Shed’s country sage dressing, sliced and served with pan gravy), or the Vegetarian Option.
Our election of officers will be held too. Our President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and five District Vice Presidents will be elected for a one-year term. One Trustee will be elected for a three-year term. There is a one-year membership criterion to be eligible to run for office.
There will be a silent auction at the Convention to help our Chapter raise money, with lots of nice items, thanks to contributions from our Executive Board & Friends. Please bring your pocketbook!
Iowa ARA Annual Convention, Wednesday, September 17
Educate-Motivate-Activate! The Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans will hold its annual convention at Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona from 9:30am to 4:30pm. There will be a special recognition Event at 5:00pm. You won’t want to miss this! Our Chapter pays the $10 registration fee, which includes lunch, for Chapter members.