Join Hands Day 2019

Join Hands Day 2019

Jul 03, 2019

No. 7 & 13, Cedar Rapids, IA

Members joined with Lodge No. 13 to help with the CF Walk on May 4 at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids, IA. Volunteers helped navigate parking, register walkers, put up signs, grill food, and clean up after the walk. We also donated money towards the CF Foundation as part of this event.


No. 11, Hopkins, MN

On May 4, members, family, and friends joined to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children at the Chanhassen facility. This is always a fun service project for all ages in our group. We also provided a financial contribution to support the cost of the food products.

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No. 14, Ord, NE

Members assembled May baskets with the St. Mary’s School kindergarten class. The activity was enjoyed by the youth and members who participated. Many smiles were received from the Grandview Independent and Assisted Living residents who were the recipients of the May baskets.


No. 19, Munden, KS

Join Hands Day was held Friday May 24. Novy Munden 4-H Club youth and their mothers joined us. Flowers were planted in the city of Munden's flower pots. Following the planting, we treated everyone to hot dogs, chips, and cookies. Thanks to six youth and their mothers for doing the planting, and to our faithful members, Maurene Rytych and Sharon Moravek for getting the food ready.

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No. 20, Whitelaw, WI

Members worked at 4-H Camp Tapawingo to plant a tree and clean up the park. They also helped Mission Youth Group price items for a rummage sale.

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No. 38, Austin, MN

For our Join Hands Day project, members and YELL! group worked with the SD State University Feminist Club to conduct a crayon drive during April and early-May. The donations were used to support and brighten the lives of children who are dealing with difficult circumstances. Crayons were divided and used as follows: The heavily used crayons were sorted by color, packaged, and shipped to The Crayon Initiative. There the used crayons are melted down, remanufactured, and distributed to art programs in children’s hospitals across the U.S. We donated 12 pounds of used crayons to The Crayon Initiative. Second, lightly used/new crayons were donated to the Domestic Abuse Shelter in Brookings, SD (coordinated through the SDSU Feminist Club). We donated eight boxes of new/lightly used crayons, along with a large donation of colored pencils, to be used for art projects and for the children’s room at the Domestic Abuse Shelter.

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No. 71, Utica, SD

We joined with Tabor 4-H Pioneers for a paper and aluminum drive on May 11. Local residents leave their bags and boxes on the edge of their property or drop them off at a local business. The Pioneers take the paper and aluminum to Yankton for money.


No. 74, Dorchester, NE

For Join Hands Day this year, we joined with some youth to provide food to the employees at a retirement facility. We wanted to thank them for all the hard work they do, even on holidays, by bringing them food and refreshments.


No. 76, Milligan, NE

On May 4, members volunteered with the Jr. Auxiliary of the American Legion to pick up trash two miles south of Milligan. Members helping were Shirley Brunkow, Lucille Capek, and Scott Oliva.


No. 85, Protivin, IA

Members joined with Ossian Pack 88 and Ossian Girl Scout Troop 702 on May 4 for Join Hands Day. We cleaned two miles of ditches along Highway 52 in Ossian, IA. There were over 14 large trash bags full when we finished!


No. 100, Haugen, WI

Members worked with five cemetery helpers at the Bohemian National Cemetery of Haugen. We helped to plot out a newly landscaped portion of the cemetery. Nancy Yeager stamped numbers on the caps that marked each lot to make it easier for measuring and identification. A total of 79 lots were marked. Afterwards, dinner at Lona’s Corner Café was provided for all the volunteers.


No. 107, Canby, MN

Members worked with the Marble Alta Vista 4-H Club to clean the Bohemian Cemetery.


No. 108, Denmark, WI

Members and our YELL! group held a pancake and porky breakfast at the American Legion. The YELL! group helped serve food, set up, and clean up for the event.


No. 127, Owatonna, MN

Western members and staff and students of Owatonna Junior High School volunteered at From the Heart Benefit. This is a two day race event to honor local families going through the physical, emotional, and personal journey of cancer. All proceeds are going to four local cancer recipients. On May 3, volunteers worked the spaghetti supper and organized participant’s events for the next day. May 4 was the run/walk and we helped to make things run smoothly.


No. 141, Cadott, WI

We joined with Jim Town Jumpers 4-H members to clean up the Ice Age Trail.


No. 142, Two River, WI

Members cleaned Vet’s and Riverside Park for our Join Hands Day event. They also planted two trees at a local cemetery.


No. 144, Mosinee, WI

For Join Hands Day, members planted flowers with St. Joseph students in Stratford. We also did a youth project with Busy Bee Daycare in Arpin, WI at the end of May.


No. 192, Alexandria, MN

On May 8, members gathered at Walmart to purchase supplies for Join Hands Day, which took place on May 12. Five members and 12 4-H youth decorated birthday bags and filled them with all the necessities for a party. They were then delivered to the food shelf.


No. 193, Adams, WI

Join Hands Day was held on May 20 with Full Cycle Tree Farm hosting 110 fourth graders. It was the 20th year for that event. The children did tree planting and learned about different types of trees. They also got to use one-man and two-man cross cut saws. The children had a wonderful time.


No. 203, Glasco, KS

For our Join Hands Day event, members joined with local youth to help with the 2019 Veterans Turkey Hunt held at the lodge hall. From April 26-28, several youth served as guides for the veterans and younger youth. They also served as guides for a Gold Star Family. Volunteers also set up for the event and cleaned up afterwards. There was a Western banner hanging on the stage and other Western plaques on the walls.


No. 219, Strathcona, MN

For Join Hands Day, members spent the month of May collecting items for the new Sunshine Hospitality Home in Grand Forks, ND. We sent out a notice for community members to bring items to our annual Memorial Day picnic. The YELL! group packaged those items and delivered them to the Sunshine Hospitality Home. This place is similar to the Ronald McDonald House. They gave us a tour of their facility. We donated coffee, snacks, children’s books, health care items, lotion, paper products, and items for their kitchen area.


No. 221, Menchalville, WI

Members joined with local school children to plant flowers.


No. 225, Bannister, MI

Seniors from Ashley High School and the Health Career students at Alma High School joined with us to cut material for our Join Hands Day project. Delta Kappa Gamma did some more cutting for the rest of the material. Then on May 4, we made items for hospice patients. We spent eight hours cutting clothing protectors, catheter bag covers, neck pillows, lap robes, hand pillows, and hand contracture carrots for hospice patients. Lodge members, friends, and YELL! group kids met at the hall for sewing, ironing, stuffing, tying, and making gift tags. In addition, volunteers crocheted hand warmers and shawls throughout the year. Other groups helping were St. Cyril’s Knights of Columbus and Altar Society and the Ashley and Bannister Methodist Churches. Financial support came from Michigan Fraternal Alliance, the Elsie Lionesses, St. Cyril’s Knights of Columbus and Altar Society, and Lodge No. 225. Items were donated to Great Lakes Caring Hospice and throughout lower Michigan.


No. 262, Cedar Rapids, IA

Members planted flowers at St. Wenceslaus Church for Join Hands Day. Vern Rompot purchased the flowers and called members to remind them.


No. 332, Weyerhaeuser, WI

Members joined with Scouts #259 of America to help with a bake sale on Join Hands Day.


No. 360, Manitowoc, WI

Members served meals with Our Savior’s Church youth group through the loaves and fishes program. The leftover desserts were donated to the local domestic violence center.


No. 365, Kewaunee, WI

We planted flowers on May 2 for Join Hands Day with the students at Holy Trinity School for Mother’s Day. We made sure all the teachers and office staff had a flower too. The lodge provided plants, pots, and soil. We wore our Western shirts and had the opportunity to share what the Association is about to those who didn’t know.

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No. 389, Western, NE

Lodge and YELL! members participated in a roadside pick up for their Join Hands Day project. We had 41 members participate.


No. 391, Luxemburg, WI

On May 4, members and Pilsen 4-H Club did roadside clean up for Join Hands Day. There were 20 participating. Afterwards, we provided ice cream treats for all the volunteers.


No. 400, Swisher, IA

Members volunteered at Girls on the Run for Join Hands Day in Iowa City April 27.


No. 401, Dallas, TX

For Join Hands Day, we donated children’s shoes to Buckner International.


No. 423, Cedar Rapids, IA

Our Join Hands Day project was a great success. Five adult and five youth members assembled 71 Easter baskets for the residents of the Northbrook Manor Care Home in Cedar Rapids.


No. 426, Lincoln, NE

On May 4, we joined with our youth at Mahoney Manor and St. Patrick’s Church for Join Hands Day. Volunteers weeded, removed dead roses, planted new roses, prepared the ground, transplanted flowers, and planted new flowers. Our youth painted bird baths. We partnered with FCSLA, FCS, and Knights of Columbus.


No. 437, Ord, NE

For Join Hands Day, we filled May Day bags for Mid-NE clients.


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