Beta Nu Master Chapter installs officers
HOLLIDAYSBURG -?Beta Nu Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority recently installed officers for 2014-15 at their mother-daughter banquet held at The Dream.
They are Carole Pipetti, president; Carole Dodson, vice president; LuAnn Hallinan, secretary; Sharon Luther, treasurer; and Debbie Avent, extension officer.
New officers for the Beta Nu Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority are (from left): front row — Carole Pipetti, president receiving gavel from Mary Ann Mikolajczyk; and LuAnn Hallinan, secretary; back row — Sharon Luther, treasurer; Carole Dodson, vice president; and Debbie Avent, extension officer.
Bridget Yahner, president of the Loretto American Legion Auxiliary, recognizes Rose McDermott for first place in the American Legion Auxiliary Americanism Essay Contest. In the background is a war mural made from bottle caps by Penn Cambria Middle School students.
Beta Sigma Phi International is a non-academic sorority with 20,000 members in chapters around the world. Each chapter determines its own service projects and international funds that donate millions of dollars to health research groups, hunger projects and other worthwhile causes.
Historical society to host speaker
BELLWOOD - The Bellwood-Antis Historical Society will sponsor a program at 7 p.m. July 28 at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library.
Lynn Herman of State College will offer a program on the Lewis and Clark Expedition titled "River in View, O' the Joy." The presentation is the sixth in a series made to the society about the Corps of Discovery's adventure through previously unexplored territory west of the Mississippi River.
Herman and his wife followed the Lewis and Clark Trail from Pittsburgh to the Pacific Ocean in Oregon and back from 2003 to 2006 during the bicentennial celebration of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Herman will provide a historical review of the trials and tribulations that Captains Meriweather Lewis and William Clark, the men and an Indian woman endured in their journey across the western half of the continent, including their encounters with numerous Indian tribes and previously unknown wild fauna.
Herman is a former state representative of Centre and Clearfield counties, having served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1983 to 2006. He has a degree in history and public administration from the University of Pittsburgh.
The program is free, and all are welcome to attend.
Auxiliary elects officers, lauds student
LORETTO -?Members of the Loretto American Legion Auxiliary elected new officers for the coming year at their June meeting.
They are Sara Ann Ivory, Ashville, president; Kim Biter, Ebensburg, vice president; Annette Scalan, Ebensburg, secretary; Laura Dunham, Ebensburg, corresponding secretary; Lorraine Noel, Ebensburg, treasurer; Mary Ann Baker, Loretto, historian; Lois Stoltz, Cresson, sergeant-at-arms; and Alma Scanlan, Gallitzin, chaplain. The officers will be installed at a later date.
President Bridget Yahner presented Rose McDermott, a rising senior at Penn?Cambria High?School, with a certificate honoring her for first place in the American Legion Auxiliary Americanism contest. McDermott's essay was titled "How Can I Share My Pride in Being an American." Every Memorial Day, McDermott places flowers on the local grave in honor of those who lost their lives "in order that I and others can live free."
"I love my country," said McDermott, "and I get a lot of my pride from my late grandmother Rosemary McDermott of Loretto."
The auxiliary made a donation for the Make-A-Wish gala event, scheduled for noon to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Cresson Sportsmen's Club.
The members welcomed Hannah Snyder, a longtime member, and her 2-week-old daughter, Iris, the newest member to the auxiliary.
The members voted not to meet in July, and possibly have the installation of the new officers in August.
Bridge club announces recent winners
The Altoona Duplicate Bridge has announced the winners of its recent games.
July 2 - Carol Moyer and Jean Keller, first; Ed McCauley and Peggy Gutshall, second; JoEllen Gehl and Jeannine Fagley, third; Barbara Marinak and Othella Anderson, fourth; Bob Bellon and Irv Seltzer, fifth.
July 3 - Marinak and Anderson, first; Keller and Barbara Cook, second; Seltzer, McCauley, John Soldo and Phyllis Robbins, tied for third.
Games are open to the public and are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona.
For more information, call Robinson at 942-8396.