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April 17, 2014

Local Briefs April 18, 2014

NARFE Chapter 1874 to meet

April 21, noon – 1 p.m. – Golden Corral Restaurant

Current and retired Federal employees, spouses, guests, and visitors are invited to join NARFE Chapter 1874 at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 6865 N. Thornydale Dr.  The April meeting will be Monday, April 21. (Senior menu $7.95)  Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m.  The meeting will be noon – 1 p.m.  The topic this month will be the nurse/advocate program. Contact Rosie King at 520-400-3456 for more information.

Society of Military Widows to meet

April 19, noon – Mirage Club

The Ladies of the Society of Military Widows will have their monthly meeting and luncheon Saturday, April 19, at noon at the Mirage Club. For reservations and information, please call Kay Spurgur, 574-6628, at least ten days prior to the date of the luncheon.

Retired Officers’ Spouses Club

The Tucson Retired Officers’ Spouses Club will hold its last monthly luncheon meeting of the season on Thursday, May 1 at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive. Special guest speaker is Chris Wallace, Docent at the Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. Social hour begins at 11 a.m., with lunch served at noon.  The price of the luncheon is $24.  Reservations with entrée choice are due by noon, April 28 by calling Kristi Scully, 275-3017 or Jan Merritt, 825-5894.  Any spouse or widow of a retired military officer is invited to join the ROSC.




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