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Updated 4-19-2016: The ASA Constitution has been amended.  It is being furnished to members with the May 2016 ASA Newsletter
and is also furnished here.  
Approval is required by members 45 days after it has been made available.  Approval will be carried
 by a two-thirds majority  at the September 2016, ASA Meeting.  You may send your approval by e-mail to Marshall Cohen,
ASA President  at bigmarsh@verizon.net.  Click here to view the amended Constitution, a printable PDF file.


Elsa Brandstrom,
Angel of Siberia

presented by
Dr. Rose-Marie Oster

Monday, September 21

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 Exhibitionsas part of  World Cup of Hockey 2016

Team USA and Finland
and between  
Team Europe and Sweden
will be held in September at  
Verizon Center 
Click here for details

  Winner Announced for the Sibelius Guitar
Worldwide Arrangement Competition

A talented guitarist, Juuso Nieminen, is the first place winner in the Sibelius Guitar worldwide arrangement competition. To hear the mp3 recording of this guitar arrangement of the piece -
The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22 No. 2
by Jean Sibelius
(his piano work). 

here to enjoy this stunning arrangement.
This competition was the contribution by Sibelius Guitar
to the150th anniversary of  the birth of Sibelius. 
Please visit:
Sincerely yours, Gerard Charleza, President/CEO


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

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