January 4, 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, January 11. 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 continue to be on the second Wednesdays of the month, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting January 11. Reservation deadline is January 9. 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 are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
3M Retirees and Friends Welcome
3M Retirees and Friends will meet on Wednesday, January 18 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).
Annual Fayette County, IA Reunion
Fayette County, Iowa residents will meet Thursday, January 19 at Mr. Gatti’s, 4100 N. 2nd St., McAllen, at 11 a.m. For more information, call Violet (319) 230-2746.
Masonic Winter Texan Reunion
The 42nd Annual MN/TX Masonic Reunion will be held on Saturday, January 28, at the Rio Grande Valley Shrine Club, 13415 E Expressway 83 in La Feria. The social hour will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $15. Grand Master of Minnesota, M.W. Tony Krall, will be the honored guest and featured speaker and Masonic Widows will be recognized. For reservations, contact Roger Taylor at (320) 980-5240 or Doug Sherman at (320) 760-3914.
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.
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