Western Fraternal Life :: 2018

Category: home office

It is my pleasure to report to you on this year’s company financials.

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Category: Members in Action

Members in Action helped with an Eagle Scout fundraiser in Protivin, IA, a soup fundraiser in Table Rock, NE, and a teen activity in Broken Arrow, OK.

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Category: Fraternal

Darcy Hilton, of Western Fraternal Life's Lodge Cedar No. 7 in Cedar Rapids, IA, was awarded the Iowa Fraternalist of the Year.

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Category: Fraternal

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and we want to honor our members.

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No. 85 (Protivin, IA) had a Masopust fundraiser for the Czech Heritage Partnership. Funds were matched with Community Matching Funds from Western.

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Category: Czech Connection

Enthusiasm for kroje is strong in the United States as people continue to celebrate their Czech and Slovak heritage. We asked our members to share their stories about their kroj.

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All About Kroje

Mar 05, 2018

Category: Czech Connection

This article discusses Czech and Slovak kroje, from inspiration, influences, and cultural significance.

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Category: Czech Connection

The Meadowlands National Hall in Meadowlands, MN, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It stands as an example of the many historical lodges built across the United States by Czech and Slovak immigrants, and is still in use today by No. 361 members and the community. It is a visible expression of the Czech heritage and culture in Minnesota.

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Lodge Hall Memories

Feb 19, 2018

Category: Czech Connection

The lodge hall is one of the places you can find in blossoming communities across the United States. These buildings serve as gathering areas for groups of people who share common bonds. For Western Fraternal Life, the original lodges were largely founded by Czech and Slovak immigrants. In this article, we explore stories submitted by members of what their experience in the local lodge hall was like in years past.

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