History hour in R.C. on first Tuesdays all winter

Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum is excited to host History Hour with Jeff Thomas at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Thomas is a professional history educator and volunteer at GLLMM. He will be sharing his knowledge and love of history and boats with slides and stories in interactive presentations based on local history and shipwrecks. A self-professed boat nerd, Thomas has interesting facts, gorgeous photos and stories.

The public is encouraged to attend at 367 N. Third St. in Rogers City. Admision is $5 per person. This event will continue through winter on the first Tuesday of each month.

UAW retired meet Wed.

Northeast Michigan UAW Retired Workers Alpena Council will hold its membership meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the 19th Hole. Lunch will be served at noon. RSVP to Nick Williams at 989-727-4080 so the restaurant can have an accurate count.

A BCBS representative will attend the meeting. Bring EOB if you have questions about specific charges. All UAW members, spouses and surviving spouses are urged to attend. Bring a donation of food for the needy to be given to St. Bernard’s Friendship Room.

Hillman VFW Post 2356 to meet Thursday

The Hillman VFW Post 2356 held their regular meeting Nov. 7, with 14 members present.

The group’s next regular meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday.

The group is still in need of volunteers on Friday nights for their fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. They have volunteers, but they are short of people who can stand on their feet for three straight hours. You do not have to be a VFW member to help with the fish fry.

The group sells polyester American flags for $25. They are always welcoming new qualified veterans.

To rent medical supplies, contact Marv at 989-733-0838 or Wayne at 989-255-4412. For post hall rentals, call Bob Hunt at 989-657-1162.

VFW 2496 Auxiliary prime rib dinner Friday

The November meeting of the VFW 2496 Auxiliary was held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, with 16 members present. One new application for life membership was received and after a vote was approved.

The secretary, treasurer and bingo reports were read and accepted pending audit. Chairmanship reports were given and discussed.

During unfinished business it was announced that 180 grave flags were removed from the cemeteries for the winter months. A follow-up report on the steak dinner, held in October, was also given.

In new business the auxiliary elected a new president and senior vice and, following the meeting, they were installed.

A prime rib dinner with the proceeds going to Toys for Tots will be held at the VFW Post 2496 from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. Limited tickets are available and being sold in the lounge.

The November meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m., and the next regular meeting is at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

MARSP plans for Christmas party

Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel(MARSP) will hold their Christmas gathering at noon on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the First United Methodist Church. All retired school personnel are invited to attend. Remember to bring a toy for “Toys for Kids.” Call Vicki 989-727-2666 if you did not get a call by Monday, Dec. 9.

At the November MARSP meeting, 50 people gathered at the First United Methodist Church. A delicious meal was enjoyed by all who attended.

Trooper Ashley Simpson from the Michigan State Police gave an informative talk concerning human trafficking.

Door prizes were awarded to Diane Johnson for a free lunch, and other interesting items went to Suzanne Ness, Judy Reimann, Gerry Wyman and Susan Kaiser. Nonperishable items were collected for the Salvation Army.

Aid by the Dozen met; Christmas party Dec. 12

Catherine Murphy hosted the Nov. 21 meeting of the Aid by the Dozen. A pizza party at JJ’s was enjoyed by all.

A generous donation was given to benefit a local patient.

Joyce Murphy received flowers and candy to thank her for her many years as the Sunshine Lady of the group.

Leora Jacobs won the hostess gift. Secret pals receiving surprises were Lori Zeller, Marlene Montie, Donna Anderson and Maxine Gagnon, who will host the Christmas party on Dec. 12 at the 19th Hole.

To conclude the Nov. 21 meeting, Catherine passed out cookie treats to everyone in attendance.


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