UMRA Summer Social and Picnic
On Wednesday June 28th, 80 UMRA members and their guests gathered in the shade of the Como Park pavilion to catch up with old friends and colleagues and welcome new members. It was a perfect Minnesota summer setting with a good breeze, no bugs, the scent of blooming Japanese lilacs, sun-sparkle on the lake, and the sound of happy voices laughing and re-connecting.
We were welcomed by Eric Hockert, incoming UMRA president, whose voice came to us through speakers provided and ably set up and monitored by Jerry and Peggy Rinehart. We enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch (and killer brownies), and friendly table-hopping.
After lunch, THE QUIZ! A challenging geography quiz organized and facilitated by world traveler, Cherie Hamilton. Competition was fierce and came down to a battle between two well-traveled teams. Merriment and the joy of in-person connections made the afternoon a great success.
Many thanks to the Special Events Planning Team, Will Craig, Cathy Lee Gierke, Cherie Hamilton, Eric Hockert, Kate Maple, and Jan Morlock, Host Team members Diane Young and Nancy Helmich, and Jan McCullouch who organized the new member welcome volunteers.
UMRA Summer Social and Picnic
Wed, Jun 28 2023, 11am - 1:30pm
Como Lakeside Summer Social
Food, friends and fun!
1360 Lexington Parkway North in Saint Paul
Celebrate the sweet days of summer with friends and former colleagues. We’ll dine under the covered, open-air pavilion overlooking Como Lake, with plenty of time for visiting. For your lunch, select among four main dishes. Non-alcoholic beverages are provided as are coffee, tea, and dessert. There’s a cash bar available in the adjacent Dock and Paddle Restaurant. Parking is free and convenient in two adjacent lots, entering off Lexington Parkway North.
The deadline to register is Tuesday, June 13, and that’s also the deadline for any cancellations. Sorry, but any cancellations made after we submit our lunch order to the caterer on June 13 will be nonrefundable. Thanks for your understanding!
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~the UMRA 2023 Special Events Planning Team: Will Craig, Cherie Hamilton, Cathy Lee Gierke, Kate Maple, Jan Morlock, and Diane Young.
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