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2023 Pre-Convention Committee

If you would like to propose a bylaw change or addition to be considered at the next Convention, please submit your request to one of the individuals listed below. Please note, according to a change in the bylaws: ARTICLE VII, SECTION 43(a): “Bylaw change…
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} If you would like to propose a bylaw change or addition to be considered at the next Convention, please submit your request to one of the… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/09/2023-pre-convention-committee/

XXIX National Convention

The XXIX Western Fraternal Life National Convention was held July 18-19, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Green Bay, WI.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} The XXIX Western Fraternal Life National Convention was held July 18-19, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Green Bay, WI. Wisconsin lodges were… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/09/xxix-national-convention/

Fraternal Service Project: Kids Against Hunger

Western Fraternal Life again partnered with the charity Kids Against Hunger for a service project at the conclusion of the National Convention.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;}   Western Fraternal Life again partnered with the charity Kids Against Hunger for a service project at the… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/09/fraternal-service-project-kids-against-hunger/

Young Member Summit

The Young Member Summit was a feature of the National Convention.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} The second annual Youth Conference saw some changes in 2019, starting with a new name to the Young Member Summit (YMS). The second… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/09/young-member-summit/

Messages from the Directors

Messages from current and former members of the board of directors.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} 2015 - 2019 Board of Directors First of all, I would like to thank the delegates from the state of Nebraska for electing me as… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/09/messages-directors/

Bylaw Changes to Beneficiary Designations Explained

At this year’s National Convention, a change was made to the bylaw that applies to beneficiary designations.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} At this year’s National Convention, a change was made to the bylaw that applies to beneficiary designations. The bylaw can be found under… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/09/bylaw-changes-beneficiary-designations-explained/

Bylaw Changes

Six Bylaw changes were passed at the Convention in 2019.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Six Bylaw changes were passed at the Convention. Two bylaw books will be sent to all lodges and one to each delegate after they are printed… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/09/bylaw-changes/

Roster of Delegates and Alternates to the XXIX National Convention

#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} July 18-19, 2019, Green Bay, WI, Hyatt Regency Subject to Approval by the National Convention Credential Committee D=Delegate A=Alternate… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/05/roster-delegates-and-alternates-xxix-national-convention/

Convention Announcement

#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} This year at the National Convention in Green Bay, WI, Western is allowing lodges to sell items. Below are the rules. For questions, please… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/05/convention-announcement/

Candidates for the Board of Directors

The following people are running for election as members of the Board of Directors for Western Fraternal Life. Election will take place at the National Convention.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} District 1: Michael Hosek Lincoln, NE, Lodge 426 Experience Operations Manager for a Telecommunications Company In charge of… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/04/candidates-board-directors/

A Message from the Chairman of the Board

At the Board of Directors meeting held in February, we unanimously voted to nominate Craig Van Dyke to continue to serve as our president. Please join me, and the rest of the Board, and let's unanimously elect Craig to serve another four years as our pres…
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} The Association holds the National Convention every four years. This July, our 29th Convention will be held in Green Bay, WI. On our agenda… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/03/message-chairman-board/

Convention Members Pack Meals to Fight Hunger—You Can Help Too!

#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} The National Convention will include a large fraternal service project of packing meals at the conclusion of the Convention on Friday. Due… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/02/convention-members-pack-meals-fight-hunger-you-can-help-too/

A Message From the President

In July, we will be gathering in Green Bay, WI for the XXIX National Convention.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} President Craig Van Dyke In July, we will be gathering in Green Bay, WI for the XXIX National Convention. During member… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/01/message-president/

First Meeting of the Pre-Convention Committee For the XXIX National Convention of Western Fraternal Life Association October 26, 2018 Teleconference

The 2018 quadrennial Pre-Convention Committee meeting of Western Fraternal Life Association was held on Friday, October 26, 2018 by teleconference and at the Home Office, Cedar Rapids, IA.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} The 2018 quadrennial Pre-Convention Committee meeting of Western Fraternal Life Association was held on Friday, October 26, 2018 by… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/01/first-meeting-pre-convention-committee-xxix-national-convention-western-fraternal-life-association-october-26-2018-teleconferenc/

Director Election

Important news for members about the election of Western Fraternal Life Association Board of Directors. During the 2019 National Convention in Green Bay, WI, delegates from each of the seven districts will assemble and nominate a Director from their respe…
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Important news for members about the election of Western Fraternal Life Association Board of Directors. During the 2019 National… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2018/11/director-election/

Pre-Convention Announcement

The pre-Convention Committee has scheduled a meeting for October 26, 2018. If you have any proposed by-law changes or amendments for the committee to consider at this meeting, send them to any pre-Convention member or Craig Van Dyke. Submitted by-law chan…
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} The Pre-Convention Committee has scheduled a meeting for October 26, 2018. If you have any proposed by-law changes or amendments for the… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2018/08/pre-convention-announcement/

Call 877-935-2467 to speak with a Western Fraternal Life Representative.