AFSCME chapters to hold meetings
Two local subchapters of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will hold meetings this week.
n AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 8306 will meet on Wednesday at the Patchway Road union office in Duncansville. The executive board will meet at 12:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The meeting will feature a virtual tour of Glacier National Park.
n AFSCME Sub-Chapter 8303 will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Ebensburg Municipal Building.
Women’s Connection plans luncheon
HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Altoona Women’s Connection invites area women to lunch at noon June 14 at The Blairmont Club, 242 Larch St.
The cost for lunch and the program is $19.
Carol Scarbro will present “Essential Oils 101.”
Jane Gleason will be the soloist, and Susan Hutchinson will share her inspirational message on “A Gift of Time.”
Reservations must be made by June 11 by calling Mary Lou at 944-5438.
Photo society holds recognition
Margie Navarro was recognized as Photographer of the Year at the 65th banquet of the ABC Photo Society, held April 17 at Jethro’s.
Matt Stich was named Print Photographer, and Navarro was named Projected Image Photographer.
The banquet was chaired by Brandon Hirt, president of the photo society.
Navarro, Stich, Hirt and Loretta Storm took top scores for the club year.
Connie Wirfel received the Rookie of the Year Award. This award is presented to the new or returning member with the highest point score for the last three years of competitions.
The ABC Photo Society meets at 7:15 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library and does photo outings for some summer meetings.
For more information, visit www.abcps.clubs.
Bridge club announces recent winners
The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games.
May 17 — Lydia Kachur and John Regan, first; Ed McCauley and Helen Gorsuch, second; Hope Sheehan and Tudor Trifan, third; Carol Moyer and Ted Shade, fourth.
May 18 — Bonnie Robeson and Christa Brenner, first; Ed McCauley and Irving Seltzer, second; Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley, third; Thana Moussa and Summer Rifka, fourth.
May 24 — North/South: Barbara Marinak and Jeannine Fagley, first; Jean Keller and Ed McCauley, second; Hope Sheehan and Helen Gorsuch, third; Marcia Dravis and Dave Dravis, fourth. East/West: Peggy Gutshall and Barb Vander Jagt, first; Bruce Baldwin and Thana Moussa, tied with John Regan and Lydia Kachur for second; Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley, third.
May 25 — Helen Gorsuch and Carol Moyer, first; Ed McCauley and Irv Seltzer, second; John Regan and Lydia Kachur, third;, Summer Rifka and Thana Moussa; fourth.
Games are open to the public and held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the American Legion Social Hall in Hollidaysburg.
For more information, visit altoonaduplicatebridge
.com or call Bruce Baldwin at 695-0182.
Allegheny Club donates $25,000 locally
HOLLIDAYSBURG — The board of governor, officers, as well as members of the Allegheny Club, has made several donations to area organizations.
The club is a Catholic organization that supports the five Catholic parishes in the area by donating $3,000 to each. They are: St. Michael’s Parish, Hollidaysburg; St. Mary’s Parish, Hollidaysburg; St. Patrick’s Parish, Newry; St. John’s Parish, Lakemont; and St. Catherine’s Parish, Duncansville.
Donations to the following Catholic schools were also made to St. Michael’s Holy Trinity School, $2,000; and St Patrick’s School, $2,000.
Other donations are as follows: Knights of Columbus No. 4245, $1,000; St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, $1,000; St. Leonard’s Home, $1,000; Dorothy Day Outreach Center at Saint Francis University, $1,000; Catholic Daughters of America, $1,000; Bishop Guilfoyle Football Team, $1,000; as well as other smaller donations to area community programs.
The Allegheny Club of Hollidaysburg made a total distribution to all of the above listed in the amount of $25,000.
Penn Association recognizes members
Officers of the William Penn Association, Branch 800, held their May meeting at Our Lady of Lourdes Education Center, Altoona.
Guy Stoltz and Stephanie Drenning were recognized as 50-year members by President Dan Greiner.
This year, the branch participated in the organization’s Join Hands Against Hunger project by donating to the St, Vincent DePaul Society Food Bank, Altoona, and the American Rescue Workers, Hollidaysburg. A monetary donation was made to St. Dismas Parish, SCI Huntingdon, for the prison ministry.
The annual branch picnic will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 2, rain or shine, at Highland Park, Altoona. All members and guests are invited. Cost is $5 per person. Reserva-tions can be made by calling Dan Greiner at 943-7471 by July 26.
The William Penn Association is a fraternal organization with headquarters in Pittsburgh and branches throughout the U.S. For information, call Bob Jones at 942-2661.
Railway employees to meet Wednesday
DUNCANSVILLE — The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Unit 173, will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prime Sirloin Buffet.
There will be a guest speaker from Doran and Murphy Attorneys. The lunchtime meal will be paid by the firm.
NARVRE is the only chartered national organization whose sole purpose is to protect pension rights.
All retired, veteran and present railroad employees (or widows) of any craft are invited to attend.
For more information, call Bob Passarell at 979-6720.