Clubs SIFE brings message to Rotary

USD's award-winning Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) group brought their message and enthusiasm to Rotarians Tuesday in a multi-media presentation.

Mission of the University's SIFE team is to improve quality of life and standards of living around the world by teaching the principles of market economics, entrepreneurship, business ethics and personal financial success. Members reach a variety of audiences in their programs, including business and professional leaders, senior citizens, Native Americans, elementary and secondary students, and prison inmates. Students in 23 USD majors participate in the program.

The SIFE team joined with the School of Business to manage the annual Youth Business Adventure (YBA) camp at USD last summer. It has taught soon-to-be-released inmates financial management skills important in easing their return to society, including credit awareness, household budgeting and checkbook balancing.

The group raised $12,000, on a goal of $2,000, for the American Cancer Society by auctioning over 100 autographed items and other memorabilia from national and regional celebrities. The latter achievement prompted a congratulatory phone call from President Bush to SIFE's local president, Justin Smorawske.

SIFE from USD were regional champions in intercollegiate competition last year and have set their goal this year to win the national championship.

Members who presented at Rotary were Pat Colleran, Jacob Diedtrich, Kara McGill, Jackie Mount, Angie Rokhar and Sonja Theisen. Keith Hiramoto operated the multi-media presentation, and the program was introduced by the faculty adviser, Dr. Susan Kruml, assistant professor of management and Sam Walton Fellow at the School of Business.

Guests of Rotary Tuesday included Phil Wojtalewicz and the year's final group of representatives from the senior class at Vermillion High School. They are Dru Van Kley, Dani Weydert, Jenna Williams, Mandy Winkler, Reina Wipf and Metrice Zeman. It was announced that Heather Reeves, also a VHS senior, was named recipient of Rotary's annual local scholarship presented to an incoming USD student.

Seniors have spring fever

On Tuesday, April 29, the dominos group was one table with six players.

Babe Manning had high with 394, and Marlene Amundsen with 393. Low went to Nila

Fostvedt with 258 and Louise Eklund with 332.

The weather was good so everyone wanted to be outdoors gardening, walking, etc.

On Wednesday, April 30, there were 25 pitch and 22 bridge players at the Senior Citizens Center.

Doris Mitchell was high; Norma Melstad, second; Elaine Michael, third; Reidella Engman, blind bogie and Louise Scott, low. By this time, with several lovely days, everyone had a great case of spring fever.

Lois Ballard, Eleanor Offerdahl, Rosalie Hubert and Margaret Bierle furnished refreshments. Come join us Tuesday or Wednesday; no reservations needed.

Midday Connection to host senior girls

The Centerville Women's Midday Connection will meet Tuesday, May 13 at the new Scandia Lutheran Church Hall at noon. Bring your favorite salad recipe for our "Favorite Recipes Project."

The Centerville High senior girls will present the music and also present a style show featuring theirprom dresses. We look forward to having them join us for a very special time and we hope you will join us too!

Our speaker will be Norma Dorsett from Fremont, NE. She is a world traveler that will share her secret for contentment for any time zone.

A reservation is necessary and may be made by calling Wilhelmina Jorgenson, 326-5562, MaryLou Thorson, 563-2678, or Lois Lounsbery, 763-5284 by May 10.

Please mark your calendar, invite a friend, make a reservation and come and have a wonderful time with us on May 13 at the new fellowship hall in Scandia Lutheran. Don't forget to bring your recipe(s)!

Bridge teams receive awards

Thirty-one round robin bridge ladies met at The Bluffs Clubhouse on Monday evening, May 5. After a light snack, prizes were awarded to the winning teams.

Over the past nine months, 24 teams played tournament bridge in three groups. The top four teams in each group were recognized. In group I, first place went to Thelma Dykstra and Eileen Turner; second to June Wagner and Kay Heikes; third to Meryl Reed and Phyllis Christol; fourth to Ellie Davis and Midge Carlson.

Group II winners were: first Shirley Riehle and Adeline Isaacson; second Barbara Kronaizl and Luceal Liffengren; third Eileen Turner and Kay Heikes; fourth Thelma Dykstra and Thelma Raines. In Group III the winning teams were: first, Pat Pratt and Mickey Russell; second, Marilyn Johnson and JoEllen Tipton; third, Ann Stewart and Mary Lea Hennies; fourth, Ellie Davis and Lorraine Brunick.

Twenty-eight ladies enjoyed playing bridge after the awards were presented. Winners for the evening included Jan Uhl, Linda Anderson, Pat Pratt, Meryl Reed and Ardyce Meisenholder.

Round Robin bridge will begin again in September. We are always looking for more players. Contact Jan Uhl if you are interested in playing.

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