May 12, 2008

Austin-San Antonio alumni club plans picnic

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Austin-San Antonio Club of the SIU Alumni Association invites all Southern Illinois University Carbondale alumni members and friends to an SIU Alumni Picnic.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 7 at the home of SIU alumni Bill and Mary Szeleg in Bastrop, Texas.

Guests will enjoy a picnic, games and door prizes. The menu includes a meat main dish and soft drinks. Please bring a dish to share and picnic games. There are more than 2,000 SIUC alumni in the greater Austin-San Antonio area, making this is a great opportunity to meet fellow SIUC alumni. Cost is $10 per person, with children 12 years old and younger admitted free.

To participate in future activities and network with local Salukis, contact Paul and Donna Leconcq at To learn more about the Austin-San Antonio Club, visit or the club's blog page at

Show your spirit with the latest in Saluki apparel and merchandise. Visit and follow the link to the online store. SIU Alumni Association members receive a 15 percent discount. For more information, to register for the Texas event or to join the alumni association, call the office at 618/453-2408 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time, or visit the Web site at Registration for the Texas picnic is due by June 5.