February 8, 2023 - Reunions and Meetings
Alcoa Retirees Meeting
The Alcoa Retirees Meeting will be held at 12 p.m. at Mr. Gatti’s on 2nd St., on Wednesday, February 8. The meeting will be held on the second Wednesday of each month through April. For more information, contact Gerry Hueser at (563) 340-3132.
Winter Texan Newmar Luncheon
The Winter Texan Newmar Luncheons will be held at The Golden Corral at 1301 E. Jackson Ave, in McAllen. It will be held February 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a reservation deadline usually two days before event. Be sure to tell the host you are with the Newmar group when you arrive. The cost is $14.61. Judy Swing and Donna Ritchie will be the new hosts and we’re looking forward to seeing many familiar faces. You can register on the Newmar webpage, newmarkountryklub.com under calendar or contact Judy Swing at (815) 370-2513. Her email is email@example.com.
Xcel Energy Power, Northern States Retirees
XCel Energy Power, Northern States Retirees Annual Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, February 8 at 12:30 p.m. at Eldorado Hotel, 755 Main St., in Alamo. For more information, call Shirley Boerges at (956) 929-0110.
Retired Nurses Luncheon will be held February 9
The Annual Retired Nurses’ Luncheon will be held on Thursday, February 9. All retired RNs and LPNs in the Rio Grande Valley are invited. The event will be held at Peter Piper Pizza, 3101 E. Expressway 83, in Weslaco (exit International Blvd./FM 1015, north side of the expressway). Check-in is at 12:30 p.m. with lunch following at 1 p.m. There will be a buffet lunch that includes pizza, breadsticks, salad bar, dessert, and a beverage. A social, announcements and doors prizes will follow. No reservations are required. For more information, call or text Jan Bergman at (956) 532-1223.
The WCSA Winter Reunion will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, at Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd St., in McAllen. For more information, call LaVonne at (701) 640-4991.
SEMBA Acoustic Jam Reunion
A SEMBA Acoustic Jam reunion will be held on Wednesday, February 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held at the clubhouse of Roadrunner RV Park, 1222 N. Cesar Chavez Rd., in Alamo. Everyone is welcome. There is a $1 admission fee to cover the use of the clubhouse. Lunch is $6. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and culture heritage fund. For more information, call (507) 251-1884.
3M Retirees and Friends Welcome
3M Retirees and Friends will meet on Wednesday, February 15 at 10:30 a.m. at Victoria Palms Restaurant in Donna. Call Louise at (612) 916-9236 or Hartley at (956) 289-8261 for information. (This will be held on the third Wednesday through March).
Parker’s Prairie, MN Reunion
Winter Texans from Parker’s Prairie, MN and surrounding area are invited to attend the annual gathering on Thursday, February 16th, at 9 a.m., at the Country Omelette, 3420 N. 10th, in McAllen. The restaurant phone is (956) 618-3500. If you have any questions, contact Connie Maloney at (612) 819-6423. Hope to see you there.
Appanoose County/Rathbun Lake Reunion
The Appanoose County/Rathbun Lake will hold their yearly reunion on Thursday, February 16, at 11 a.m. at Gatti’s Pizza, 2001 W. Expy. 83, in Weslaco. For more information, call Thressa Robinson at (641) 437-1149.
Caterpillar Retiree Reunion
The Caterpillar Retiree Reunion will be held Thursday, February 16 at Mr. Gatti’s in Weslaco, 2001 W. Expy 83. It starts at 11 a.m. For questions, contact Jana Fleming at (309) 251-0875.
Madison County, Iowa Reunion
The Madison County, Iowa Reunion will be held on Friday, February 17, at Ace’s BBQ at 2536 E. Griffin Pkwy., in Mission. The event starts at 1:15 p.m. Anyone from Madison County and the surrounding areas are welcome, including friends. For more information, contact Dayna Nuzum at (515) 468-3321.
Widows’ Comfort Connection
The Widows’ Comfort Connection is a peer-led widows support group which meets the first Saturday of every month from 12 to 2 p.m. at Tropical Valley Acres Mobile Home Park, 1240 E. Business Highway 83, in Mission. For more information, call Nancy Martinez at (956) 249-5292.
Senior Slow Pitch Softball
The Ed Martens Senior Softball League meets on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. The games are in the mornings at 9 a.m. at West Side Park in McAllen on Ware Rd. There are two leagues – one for beginners, and one for seasoned players. Call Fred at (956) 897-6961 or Mike at (734) 834-128 for more information.
Model Rail Roading & Railroaders
Model Rail Roading & Railroaders have started getting together. Anyone interested in joining the group can join them Monday through Friday at the Hidalgo Pumphouse. Call Red at (313) 532-8549 for more information.
The Rio Grande Valley Woodcarvers have begun their seasonal meetings. The woodcarvers are meeting at the Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana Blvd., in Pharr. The Carvers meet weekly on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. through March. Everyone is welcome to come and visit and join the club. After a third visit, you will be asked to become a member with annual dues. More information can be found online at www.rgvwoodcarvers.org. Get ready to build/carve for the Woodcarvers Show in January.
The Senior Ambassadors is looking for singers to join their chorus. Senior Ambassadors is composed of men from the Valley and Winter Texan community. They perform choral music from sacred and semi classical, to pop and country. Practice sessions are held each Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bentsen Grove Resort (1645 S. Bentsen Rd.) in Mission. They perform 10 to 12 times each season at various venues in the RGV. For more information, call Paul Hunter (956) 310-9515.
Reunions are a great time to catch up with friends, old and new. Here we will feature reunions and meetings that are happening throughout the Valley. We hope that if you are having such a meeting, you will send the information to us so we can help you spread the word.
If you have a great photo from your reunion or meeting, we would love to see that too. We love seeing photos of Red Hatter groups and others as they gather at local restaurants to catch up and share what's new.
You can send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.