Ager Association Annual Meeting & Program - 2011

We hope everyone who attended the Annual Meeting and program on October 7, 2011 at the
L. E. Phillips Senior Center had an enjoyable evening.
Two Photos from our Annual Meeting and Program
Annual Meeting Photo
Program committee chairman Doug Pearson (left)
and out-going association president Ken Ziehr
 (right), stand behind presenter Caitlin Lee

Annual Meeting Photo
Caitlin Lee discusses her presentation

Our Newly-elected Board Members

Our congratulations and gratitude to our newly-elected board members who were elected for a two-year term at our Annual Meeting in October 2011.

  • Ella Ager Fossum, President
  • Richard Kozbial, Secretary
  • Carol Anderson, Director

Our Past Board Members

Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to our past board members for their service to the Ager association. We will miss their contributions to the Association board. We look forward to their continued participation in Association activities.

  • Ken Ziehr, past President and past Acting President
  • Jim Homme, past Recording Secretary
  • Karen Joyce Homme, past Director,

Our Continuing Board Members

Our sincere appreciation and gratitude to our current board members for their continuing service to the board.

  • Ellie Paulson
  • John Peterson
  • Stan Hillestad
  • Eric Anderson
  • Leon Salander
  • Miriam Hansen
  • Frank Smoot

See also the Board of Directors page.


Our Annual Meeting Schedule (from October 2011)
  • 6:30 p.m. — Annual meeting of the Ager Association. All association members are encouraged to attend to elect Board Members.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Program by Caitlin Lee (see below)
  • Refreshments following the program
Evening Program by Caitlin Lee
Caitlin Lee Photo
Caitlin Lee

Are we still on our way to the melting pot?

Does the melting pot really exist?

Are the modern issues of assimilation, culture, and language similar to those of the immigrants of 50, 100, or 150 years ago?

You may find the answers to these questions in Caitlin Lee’s forthcoming program, "Update on the Hmong Community in Eau Claire," at 7:30 p.m., Friday October 7th, 2011, at the Phillips Senior Center.

Caitlin Lee is well prepared to address these issues. She was born in Thailand and lived in a refugee camp with her family before moving to Eau Claire at age four. She will discuss the changes she has observed in race relations over the years, give us an update on the Hmong community in Eau Claire, and share her hopes for the future.

Caitlin works as an equal employment opportunity specialist in the Affirmative Action Office at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is President of the Board of Directors for the Eau Claire Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Inc. She was recently given the UW System Outstanding Woman of Color in Education Award.