Club notes

Courtesy photo Members of the Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society assemble bag contents for the chapter’s “Books for Babies” project. Shown are (from left): Linda McElroy, Carol Fritz, Emily Deremer, Susan Clark and Becky Johnen. To date, the chapter has donated 645 bags to UPMC Bedford Memorial newborns.

Alpha Beta provides ‘Books for Babies’

EVERETT — The Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society held a breakfast meeting on June 20 at Down River Golf Course.

Lois Stoner reminded members about the World Fellowship Fund of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, which financially supports deserving educators from around the world in their pursuit of post-graduate degrees. Recently 36 fellowships were awarded.

Arlene Fuller reported that the Alpha Beta team raised $800 for the MS Walk recently held at Shawnee State Park.

Linda Clapper from the Projects Committee explained that on May 8 several members met with the Roaring Spring Girl Scout Troop 43009 to practice sewing.

Each Scout made a headband in preparation for sewing cloth books for the chapter’s “Books for Babies” project.

Since January 2015, the members have been donating published books as well as sewing cloth baby books. Each newborn’s family at UPMC Bedford receives a bag that contains a bookmark (designed by member Judy Conrad), a pamphlet with book lists and tips for reading to children, four different booklets on developmental milestones and a baby book.

To date, the chapter has donated 645 bags to UPMC Bedford Memorial newborns.

After the business meeting, the members assembled 100 new bags for future deliveries.

The next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 3 at Melissa Flynn’s home for a picnic meeting.

Retired educators will provide lunch.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International is a group of key women educators dedicated to advancing education and to mentoring young women educators around the world.

Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance

The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona.

Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ.

Admission is $10 per person. Singles and couples are all welcome.

This dinner-dance is a monthy event usually held the third Thursday of every month.

Reservations need to be made by the Monday before each event.

For reservations and more information, call Don Beatty at 946-1074.

Bridge club announces recent winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games.

June 28 — Thana Moussa and Summer Rifkah, first; Barb Marinak and Jeannine Fagley, second; Jean Keller and Nancy Moore, third; Bruce Baldwin and Irv Seltzer, fourth.

June 29 — Thana Moussa and Summer Rifkah, first; Jean Keller and Jean Green, second; Ed McCauley and Irv Seltzer, third; Mary Moran and Bea Stevens, fourth.

July 6 — David Livingston and Jean Livingston, first; Jean Keller and Jean Green, second; Barb Vander Jagt and Peggy Gutshall, third; Barb Marinak and Jeannine Fagley, fourth.

Games are open to the public and are held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the American Legion Social Hall in Hollidaysburg.

A Beginner Class and an Intermediate Class (Defense) are being scheduled for September, and preregistration is required.

For more information about these classes and games, visit or call Bruce Baldwin at 695-0182.