BGSU retirees hold February social event


Chris and Ellen Dalton hosted the fifteenth Bowling Green State University Retirees Association (BGSURA)
cocktail party, an event that has become popular through the years, on Feb. 25.
The Daltons had renovated their newly purchased Scott Boulevard home for a year before moving in,
bringing brightness and comfort to it including such touches as wooden floors and embroidered dining
room chairs.
The first such cocktail party took place at the home of Roger and Betty Jean Anderson on Feb. 22, 2008
and was co-hosted by Wally and Diane Pretzer. Since then, Wally Pretzer, who was BGSURA’s activities
chairman at the time, instituted the arrangement by which the party attendees bring beverages for
themselves and appetizers to share. The Andersons hosted a second time under this new arrangement.
Ralph Wolfe has hosted cocktail parties at his North Baltimore home the last four Decembers, drawing over
70 people each of the past two years. Others who have hosted these BGSURA events are Emmy Hann, Nancy
and Fred Leetch, Elmer and Elaine Spreitzer, the late Hal Lunde, Victor Norton and Kathleen Tweney, Pat
and Chuck Koehler, Milt and Lee Hakel, and Ron and Sharon Gargasz.
Others are encouraged to host a future cocktail party, described as "a friendly event with much
In addition to the Daltons, those who attended the recent gathering, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., were: Neal
and Darlene Allen, the Andersons, Charlie Applebaum, Jim and Joan Bissland, Clif and Judy Boutelle, Dave
Chilson, Ivan and Myrl Den Besten, Gaylyn and Jan Finn, Ken and Pam Frisch, Ron and Sharon Gargasz, the
Hakels, Ray Heitger, Tom Hern, Sally Kilmer, Bill and Emily Lake, Joe and Tina Martini, Robert and Lee
McLaird, Paul and Joyce Mueller, Victor Norton and Kathleen Tweney, Tom and Barbara O’Brien, Jan
Peterson, the Pretzers, Bill and Sue Rock, Carol Sanner, Elmer and Elaine Spreitzer, Norma Stickler, Bob
and Norma Thayer, and Ilse Thomas.

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