Western Fraternal Life :: 2016

Join Hands Day

Jul 06, 2016

Category: Fraternal

We are proud to say that Western Fraternal Life members participated in Join Hands Day in 2016 with several hundred youth throughout the country volunteering to help their communities. The following pages give a brief synopsis of activities and the groups members partnered with.

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Category: Czech Connection

Czech Republic Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka took on a week-long trip to the United States and made a stop in Minneapolis, MN on April 2. During his visit, he met with more than 200 people at the CSPS Sokol Hall in St. Paul.

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Category: Czech Connection

Western View No. 246, Alton, KS, celebrates its 100th year anniversary this year. Member Emery Poore submitted this history of the lodge to commemorate this milestone.

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Category: Members

Congratulations to our members who are graduating this year!

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Tea Time

Jun 15, 2016

Category: Fraternal

On April 2, Lipany No. 56 of Lynch, NE, held a Spring Tea. For the last 17 years, they have held themed tea parties. This year's theme was school memories. Tables were decorated with school supplies, old books, and autograph books.

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Category: agents

Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Bradner R. Gilson, who passed away on May 19, 2016 in Topeka, KS.

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Members in Action

Jun 01, 2016

Category: Members in Action

Zare Zapadu No. 44, of Hayward, MN has used the program to assist its pancake breakfast and bake sale. Another Minnesota lodge, Ledec No. 192, of Alexandria, used the program to provide purses full of supplies for survivors of abuse.

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Empty Bowls

May 25, 2016

Category: Fraternal

Relieving hunger took a creative twist in Hopkins, MN when the ICA Food Shelf and ResourceWest utilized the Empty Bowls Fundraiser to help keep its shelves full of provisions for the local community. A total of $74,627 was raised in 2016 through Empty Bowls.

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Casino Bus Trips

May 18, 2016

Category: Fraternal

Lodges just want to have a little fun sometimes. Getting out of town and going to the casino is one thing that many people enjoy doing. Michigan No. 225 (Bannister, MI) and Lincoln No. 426 (Lincoln, NE) both hosted bus trips to the casinos in March.

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Fishy First Aid

May 11, 2016

Category: Fraternal

Many of the youth members of No. 34, Hutchinson, MN, are fishing fans. They were excited to do first aid kits and thought it would be a great idea for kids and adults in the community.

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