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4-19-2016 : The ASA Constitution has been amended.  It was provided to members with the May 2016 ASA Newsletter.
                          Click here to view the amended Constitution, a printable PDF file. 
Approval is required by members no sooner
                             than 45 days after its availability. You may indicate your approval by e-mail to Marshall Cohen, ASA President at 
                          bigmarsh@verizon.net  or do so at the 2016 September ASA Meeting. Approval requires a two-thirds majority.  


 Elsa Brandstrom,
Angel of Siberia

presented by
Dr. Rose-Marie Oster

September 19
8:00 p.m.

St. John's Church

Wisconsin Ave & Bradley Blvd
Chevy Chase, Maryland

Dr. Rose-Marie Oster is a Professor at the University of Maryland. Her specialization is modern Scandinavian literature and culture. Dr. Oster is an Advisory Trustee for the American Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) and  is the immediate Past President of ASA. She will tell us about Elsa Brandstrom (March 26, 1888 - March 4, 1948 who was a Swedish nurse and philanthropist. She was known around the world as the "Angel of Siberia." Elsa Brandstrom was born in Saint Petersburg, the daughter of the Military Attache at the Swedish Embassy, Edvard Brandstrom, and his wife Anna Wilhelmina Eschelsson. Elsa was in St. Petersburg at the outbreak of World War I and volunteered for a position as a nurse in the Russian army.

Hockey Exhibitions as part of  
the World Cup of Hockey 2016
will be held in September at
  Verizon Center 

Team USA and Finland
and between  
Team Europe and Sweden 
Click here for details


Send comments, questions, corrections by e-mail to:  gerry@schueman.com

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