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2019 Fraternalist of the Year: Gladys Ruha

Every year, Western Fraternal Life has the privilege of selecting a Fraternalist of the Year. This is someone who has exhibited leadership within the society, has served others, and been innovative. This year, there were many entries to select from. From …
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Gladys Ruha. Every year, Western Fraternal Life has the privilege of selecting a Fraternalist of the Year. This is… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/10/2019-fraternalist-year-gladys-ruha/

Join Hands Day 2019

Join Hands Day
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} 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,… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/07/join-hands-day-2019/

Sharing Our Gifts with Seniors

Our members enjoy finding ways to get involved with seniors, and making thoughtful gifts for them. The following examples may provide inspiration for you or your lodge to get more involved with seniors in your community.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} As people age, they can benefit from community senior centers. These places help take care of seniors' daily needs, and provide a community… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/06/sharing-our-gifts-seniors/

Checking In With Scholarship Winners

Recently, we checked in with a few of our past winners to see where their journey has taken them since graduating from college.
#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/2019/05/checking-scholarship-winners/

2018 Annual Report

It is my pleasure to report to you on our company financials for 2018. The annual financial reporting has been completed and Western Fraternal Life remains financially strong. Assets continue to grow and are approximately $302 million. Premium income from…
Message from the Treasurer It is my pleasure to report to you on our company financials for 2018. The annual financial reporting has been completed and Western Fraternal Life… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/04/2018-annual-report/

Annual Report From the Vice President, Information Technology and Secretary

It is an honor and a pleasure to report to you on behalf of the Administration Department.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} It is an honor and a pleasure to report to you on behalf of the Administration Department. The Association continues to operate in 18… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/03/annual-report-vice-president-information-technology-and-secretary/

Lodge Points 2018

This list indicates the lodges that have received points for activities performed in 2018. We congratulate all the lodges that participated in the points program.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} This list indicates the lodges that have received points for activities performed in 2018. We congratulate all the lodges that participated… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2019/03/lodge-points-2018/

Having fun with Members

For the last 20 years, members of No. 127 in Owatonna, MN have been taking a fun bus trip to a casino. This year, their trip was on April 12 and 13 to the Jackpot Junction Casino in Morton, MN.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Casino trip participants gather in front of the bus. For the last 20 years, members of No. 127 in Owatonna, MN have been… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2018/11/having-fun-members/

Member Appreciation in Bettendorf, IA

On a warm September 15, over 100 members joined together at an appreciation event in Bettendorf, IA.
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} Stan Blythe and family. On a warm September 15, over 100 members joined together at an appreciation event in Bettendorf,… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2018/10/member-appreciation-bettendorf-ia/

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/

Annual Report From the Vice President, Information Technology and Secretary

2017 Annual Report
#sidebar-archives h3{display:none;} It is an honor and a pleasure to report to you on behalf of the Administration Department. The Association continues to operate in 18… http://www.wflains.org/about-western/recent-news/2018/03/annual-report-vice-president-information-technology-and-secretary/

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/

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