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Join Hands Day 2018

Western Fraternal Life recognizes Join Hands Day every year by encouraging members to join together in active volunteer projects that bring together multiple generations of people.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} No. 13, and 423, Cedar Rapids, IA Our Join Hands Day event was made up of members from three Iowa lodges. We worked with youth from… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2018/07/join-hands-day-2018/

"Big" Time: Western Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters

Western lodges get involved in bowling fundraisers to support Big Brothers Big Sisters.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Big Brothers Big Sisters is a nationwide organization that helps children realize their potential and build their futures. The organization… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2018/06/big-time-western-supports-big-brothers-big-sisters/

Checking in With Scholarship Winners

Western Fraternal Life believes in the importance of education. We strive to help our members achieve their educational goals by providing 25 yearly scholarships. Since 2000, Western has awarded $356,000 in scholarships to its members. Recently, we checke…
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Western Fraternal Life believes in the importance of education. We strive to help our members achieve their educational goals by providing… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2018/05/checking-scholarship-winners/

Iowa Fraternalist of the Year

Darcy Hilton, of Western Fraternal Life's Lodge Cedar No. 7 in Cedar Rapids, IA, was awarded the Iowa Fraternalist of the Year.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Darcy Hilton holds her award. Darcy Hilton, of Western Fraternal Life's Lodge Cedar No. 7 in Cedar Rapids, IA, was… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2018/04/iowa-fraternalist-year/

Volunteer Appreciation Month

April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and we want to honor our members.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month and we want to honor our members. Western member volunteers go beyond the expectation of… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2018/04/volunteer-appreciation-month/

Knitting for Heart Health

February was American Heart Month. This year, the American Heart Association asked volunteers from around the country to celebrate by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born at participating hospitals. They called the campaign Little Hats, Big He…
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} No. 45 made 100 hats for Little Hats, Big Hearts™. No. 141's Eleanor Sedlacek with knitted baby hats.… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2018/05/knitting-heart-health/

Rossville, KS Re-Dedicates the Lodge

An original lodge charter's discovery celebrates Rossville's history while recognizing its re-invigoration.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} An original lodge charter's discovery celebrates Rossville's history while recognizing its re-invigoration. On September 23, more than 200… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2017/11/rossville-ks-re-dedicates-lodge/

Chuck Suchy Concert Pleases Hundreds

The concert is scheduled annually for the first full moon in August, with music starting in the evening and going until attendees can enjoy the stars.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} The concert is scheduled annually for the first full moon in August, with music starting in the evening and going until attendees can enjoy… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2017/09/chuck-suchy-concert-pleases-hundreds/

Going Green for Join Hands Day

No. 193 and No. 38 held unique environmental activities for Join Hands Day.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Join Hands Day is a popular time to consider an outdoor activity, like garden work. This year, the weather was favorable for several… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2017/07/going-green-join-hands-day/

Join Hands Day 2017

#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} o. 7, 13, 160, 400, and 423 Cedar Rapids, IA Cedar Rapids area lodges held a joint Join Hands Day project on May 13 at the Annex. No. 423… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2017/07/join-hands-day-2017/

Former Board of Directors Member Larry Vilda Remembered

#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Former Board of Director Larry Vilda, 77, of Lincoln, NE, died April 10, 2017, at his home. Funeral and memorial services were held April… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2017/05/former-board-directors-member-larry-vilda-remembered/

Memorial Day Observations

This article discusses the ways that No. 95, No. 101, No. 8, No. 203, and No. 426 are recognizing Memorial Day.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Many of Western Fraternal Life's members get involved in Memorial Day activities. They go above and beyond to recognize deceased servicemen… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2017/05/memorial-day-observations/

Creative Comforts

Members of Michigan No. 225 (Bannister, MI) like to put their creativity to good use in order to comfort others. Their highlighted projects were an opportunity for the YELL! youth to learn new skills, as well as a chance to give comfort to foster children…
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Members of Michigan No. 225 (Bannister, MI) like to put their creativity to good use in order to comfort others. Their highlighted projects… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2017/02/creative-comforts/

Scarfing it Up

No. 45 (Omaha, NE) made scarves for people in need. Directions included.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Young members work together on their scarves. The wind is brisk on an Omaha, NE winter’s day, but local families are… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2017/02/scarfing-it/

2016 Fraternalist of the Year Dorothy Bonczynski

Dorothy Bonczynski, of Farwell, NE, is the winner of the 2016 Fraternalist of the Year.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Dorothy Bonczynski and her daughter Susan Pirnie. Dorothy Bonczynski, of Farwell, NE, is the winner of the 2016… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/11/fraternalist-year-dorothy-bonczynski/

Paving the Way to Success

Western and its lodges provide scholarships to further education.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} A college diploma comes at a steep price these days. According to the College Board, “the average cost of tuition and fees for the… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/09/paving-way-success/

Little Libraries

Zare Svobody No. 38 members built and maintain little libraries in their communities of Grand Meadow and Wabasha, MN.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} YELL! members with the little library placed outside of Grand Meadow Vet Clinic. YELL! members with the little library… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/09/little-libraries/

Back to School Supply Drives

Back to School supply drives were organized by Western Fraternal Life lodges to help students.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} As parents, grandparents, and guardians looked over their children's back-to-school supply lists, they may have been shocked at how long… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/09/back-school-supply-drives/

Summer Reading

The Dvoracek Memorial Library in Wilber and the Struckman-Baatz Library in Western, NE were abuzz with bright, young faces this summer, in part because of the efforts of Saline Center No. 389's YELL! group engaging and volunteering.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Twenty goodie bags were delivered to the library in Western on June 10. Volunteers helped younger readers with… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/09/summer-reading/

Packing 4,000 Meals for Kids Against Hunger

Five Iowa lodges coordinated their Join Hands Day efforts in the fight against hunger. On May 15, Cedar No. 7 (Cedar Rapids), Heritage No. 13 (Cedar Rapids), Four Hundred No. 400 (Swisher), Hawkeye No. 423 (Cedar Rapids), Oxford No. 427 (Oxford), and a ch…
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Above photos: Members cooperate to package meals. Five Iowa lodges coordinated their Join Hands Day… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2016/07/packing-4000-meals-kids-against-hunger/

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