Western Fraternal Life :: Bratri Novych Hradu No. 141

Bratri Novych Hradu No. 141

Cadott, WI

October 2018

A Polka dance was held at the Bohemian Hall on October 14 with the Cynor Classics. We enjoyed halusky and kolache made by Dana Carlson, Dawn Knutson, and Rhonda Krumenauer.

On October 15, we woke to the terrible news of a brutal murder and the abduction of Jayme Closs. This tragedy is personal to us as they are family to member Tyrel Sikora and Dennis Naiberg, host of the Naiberg Family History website that many people use for genealogy research. We have donated a percent of our lodge grant to the Closs family to help locate Jayme and bring her home.

Just a few weeks later, tragedy struck the Chippewa Valley again when an intoxicated driver hit a group of Girl Scouts doing road clean-up and left the scene of the accident. The scout leader and three girls were killed with one left in critical condition. The organization, Helping Kids Around the Chippewa Valley, asked for teddy bears to be distributed to the schools where the girls attended. We donated a box.

A Pre-Convention committee conference call was held October 26. Representing District 2 is Katie Janette from No. 357 and JoAnn Parks from No. 141.

"Like" us on Facebook page at Cadott Bohemian Hall for updated information on upcoming events.

Members Dana Carlson, Brent, Dawn, Dacey, and Natalie Knutson attended the Lazy Monk October Fest in Eau Claire on September 22. They made and sold over 450 kolache and cookbooks and handed out posters to promote the October Polka dance. 

Eleanor Sedlacek, Jean Dressel, Marlene Moucha, and JoAnn Parks attended the State Meeting in Black River Falls on October 6. They took items to be donated to the state scholarship fund.

At our December 6 meeting, we will have an election of officers.

September 2018

The Yellowstone Art Tour was September 7 and 8. Several artists displayed their crafts at the hall. Members sold cookbooks and several people asked for tours of the historic building. The artists want to give a special thanks to Jane Moucha as she made kolache and lunch for the vendors! Her generosity and kindness was greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten they said!

The Polka Dance with Cynor Classic was October 14 from 1-5 p.m. “Like” us on Facebook at Cadott Bohemian Hall for updated information on upcoming events.
December 6 is the election of officers.

August 2018

YELL! members delivered eyeglasses to the Lion’s Club program.

 

A potluck and meeting was held August 9 at Riverview Park in Cadott.

Members Dawn Moucha Knutson, Morgan Moucha, and Dana Moucha Carlson went to the Twin cities on June 27 to see Morgan off to join the Navy. Morgan has helped tremendously at our lodge since the time she could walk! She recently learned how to make kolache, which is a great help.

The crew at the hall is proud of you Morgan! Best wishes.

“Like” us on Facebook at “Cadott Bohemian Hall” for updated information on upcoming events. Join us for a Polka dance with Cynor Classics at Bohemian Hall on October 14 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Our next meeting is December 6 where we’ll hold an election of officers.

July 2018

The 56th annual Father’s Day chicken dinner was another busy day at the Bohemian Hall. Money was raised for the Cemetery Association for grounds care.

We loaned chairs out for a wedding. Pop cans were collected for the Cans for Scouts program in Cornell.

“Like” us on Facebook at “Cadott Bohemian Hall” for updated information on upcoming events.

June 2018

We participated in the Portage County Cultural Festival on May 12 in Stevens Point.

Our 2018 Scholarship winner is Rachel Manier. 

A potluck luncheon held at the Bohemian Hall followed the Memorial Day ceremony at the Bohemian National Cemetery.

JoAnn Parks attended the District 4 Meeting in Ladysmith on June 3. She was re-elected as District President and Advisory Committee person.

"Like" us on Facebook at Cadott Bohemian Hall for updated information on upcoming events.
Join us August 9 for a potluck picnic at Riverview Park.

May 2018

Spring cleaning of the Historic Bohemian Hall was April 19, followed by a meeting.

Dawn Knutson, Danyelle Moucha, Dacey Knutson, Morgen Moucha, and Natalie Knutson at the spring market.

The Fruhlingkindlmarkt (Outdoor Spring Market) hosted by Lazy Monk Brewing was April 28 in Eau Claire. Members sold kolache and cookbooks at the market.
The UWEC folk fair held on April 29 was a busy day. This year’s theme was food, so we made kolache and halusky to sell. We were joined by Pat Novak from Haugen lodge and Annika Angelo, the Miss Czech-Slovak WI State Queen from Phillips.

On April 30, the scholarship committee held a meeting to select this year’s recipient.
A tour of the historic hall was given on May 1. Some were fascinated with the picture of Jan Hus as they were brought up in the Moravian Church. They even shared a little of their history.
Long Live the Squeeze Box was May 4 with another full house and great musicians performing. This year the program started with Saige Sikora singing the National Anthem and after intermission the Czech National Anthem.

Saige Sikora singing American and Czech National Anthem at Long Live the Squeeze Box.

On May 5, we delivered May baskets to the residents at the Cornell Care Center.

Tristen Moucha and April Teigs delivering May baskets.

Like us on Facebook at “Cadott Bohemian Hall” for information on upcoming events. Join us for a Father’s Day chicken dinner and meeting on August 9 at Riverview Park.

April 2018

Knitted and crocheted hats were sent to Hope Lodge in Marshfield. The American Cancer Society house serves as a home away from home, free of charge, for adult cancer patients and their caregiver. The hats are given to patients staying there. Several people from our area have stayed at the house when receiving treatments at the hospital near there.

The WI State Advisory Board meeting, held on March 24, was attended by JoAnn Parks on the Advisory Committee and Cade Sikora on the Scholarship Committee.

Graduating seniors make sure to apply for the Lodge 141 Scholarship, WI/Upper MI, and the Western National Scholarships.

“Like” us on Facebook page at Cadott Bohemian Hall for updated information on upcoming events.

Join us for PCCF on May 12 and the August 9 potluck picnic at Riverview Park.

March 2018

Our lodge has entries in the 46th Lidice Art Contest. Skylar and Hunter Parks and Mya and Lila Staley entered photos they took based on this year’s theme of water.

Magazines were recycled and shared with Nyhus Chiropractic in Chippewa Falls on February 28.
Jane Moucha taught a kolache class on February 16. The ladies were delighted with the results. For some of them it was their first kolache experience.

Graduating seniors, make sure you apply for the Lodge No. 141 Scholarship and WI/Upper MI Scholarships.
“Like” us on Facebook at Cadott Bohemian Hall for updated information on upcoming events. Join us for spring house cleaning on April 19 at 5 p.m. with meeting to follow. The UWEC Folk Fair is April 29, Squeeze Box is May 4 at 7 p.m., and PCCF is May 12.

February 2018

Boyd Bears were delivered to the Cornell Nursing Home by Jean Dressel and Emery and Eleanor Sedlacek on February 2. The bears are to be given to those who need comforting.

Pill bottles were recycled at the Lake Wissota Animal Clinic.

Graduating seniors, make sure you apply for the Lodge 141 and WI/ Upper MI scholarships.

“Like” us on Facebook at Cadott Bohemian Hall for updated information on upcoming events. Our next meeting is April 19 at 5 p.m. Upcoming events include: Spring House Cleaning on April 19 at 5 p.m., UWEC Folk Fair on April 29, Squeeze Box on May 4 at 7 p.m., and PCCF on May 12.

February 2018

We knit red baby hats for the American Heart Association, in connection with the Children’s Heart Foundation, to celebrate American Heart Month in February. The Little Hats, Big Hearts project honors babies, moms, and heart healthy lives and empowers moms to live heart healthy along with their children. The project helps to raise awareness, provide resources, and inspire moms to take their family’s heart health seriously.

A virtual lodge meeting was held January 11. Information from the Lions Club Youth Exchange Program was shared with members.

December 2017

The meeting was held on December 7 at the Cadott Color Center. The election of officers was held. A schedule of events for the coming year was planned.
Thanks to all members who helped with events the past year, and we hope to see more get involved next year!
Our next meeting is at 5 p.m. on April 19 at the Bohemian Hall.

September 2017

Jane Moucha, Eleanor Sedlacek, Jean Dressel, and JoAnn Parks attended the WI Upper MI State Meeting on September 30. Several items were brought for the scholarship fund.

The Polka dance with Cynor Classic was October 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. The hall was full of dancers and we sold out all the kolache, halusky, and apple bars that Dana Carlson and Dawn Knutson made. The local newspaper was there taking pictures of the event.

An election of officers will be at the December 7 meeting.
Like us on Facebook at “Cadott Bohemian Hall” for updated information on upcoming events.

August 2017

Members met at Riverview Park in Cadott for a picnic and meeting on August 17.

The Yellowstone Art Tour was September 8-9. Several artists displayed their crafts at the hall and tours were available for the historic building.

The Polka dance with Cynor Classic was held October 1.

The election of officers and meeting will be December 7 at 5 p.m., at Cadott Color Center.

July 2017

Branches that were in contact with the roof and siding were trimmed back and removed, also the debris was cleaned up from the yard.
Pop cans were collected and brought to the Cadott School for the Cans for Kids project.

The Polka dance with Cynor Classic will be October 1 from 1 to 5 p.m.

June 2017

The chicken dinner fundraiser for the National Bohemian Cemetery was held on June 18, with the YELL! group actively involved. We had a sell-out crowd!

Also at the dinner, Lillian and George Bednar donated a picture of her father Oscar Sobola to the hall. Oscar lived next door to the hall and was an active member for many years.

State Meeting delegates on September 30 in Rice Lake will be Jean Dressel, Eleanor Sedlacek, Jane Moucha, and JoAnn Parks.

Save-the-date for the potluck picnic on August 24, Yellowstone Art Tour on September 8-9, and Polka Dance on October 1. Our next meeting is August 24 at River View Park in Cadott at 5 p.m.

May 2017

May baskets were delivered to the Parkridge Senior Apartments on May 13 by members of the YELL! group.
The lodge scholarship was awarded to Payton Freagon on May 19 at the Cadott High School Honors Program.

The Seeger/Peloquin wedding was held at the Bohemian Hall on May 20. The Memorial Day luncheon was held at the hall on May 29.

JoAnn Parks attended the District 4 Meeting held in Weyerhaeuser as District President and will also be on the Advisory Committee. Cade Sikora now represents our District on the Scholarship Committee.

A part of our lodge grant was shared with the World Outreach Missions and the Chetek Lions Club. They will disperse the funds to area tornado victims.

Mark your calendars for the potluck picnic on August 24 at River View Park Cadott at 5 p.m., the Yellowstone Art Tour on September 8-9, and Polka Dance on October 1.

April 2017

YELL! members brought Western bookmarks to kids at Jim Falls Elementary School.

On April 25, members cleaned the ZCBJ Hall.
The Scholarship Committee selected this year’s winner at a meeting on April 26.
UWEC changed the date of the folk fair from November to April 30. Peter Hable and Larry Lompa were invited to play their concertinas.

On May 4, a kolache class was taught by Jane Moucha, Dana Carlson, and Lori Peterlik. On May 5, a meeting preceded Long Live the Squeeze Box. The hall was packed as the night started out with Brad Kucera playing the Star Spangled Banner on accordion. James Stanek II received his 50-year pin that night also. The crowd was delighted when Darla Sikora played publicly for the first time in 30 years.
Bright and early Saturday morning, Jean Moucha, JoAnn Parks, and Saige Sikora headed to Stevens Point for the Portage County Cultural Festival.

March 2017

Boyd Bears were delivered to the Veteran's Home of Chippewa Falls by Jean Dressel and Carson and Katie Schemenauer on March 11. The bears will be given to someone in need of comfort.

JoAnn Parks attended the WI/Upper MI State Advisory meeting on April 8.

Recycled magazines where delivered to the Nyhus Chiropractic office in Chippewa Falls on April 10.
“Like” us on Facebook at Cadott Bohemian Hall for information on upcoming events.

February 2017

We were asked to speak at the Chippewa County Historical Society’s bi-annual meeting on February 13. The topics were why the Bohemians immigrated to rural Chippewa County and the history of the Bohemian Hall and its connection with ZCBJ. Jane, Jean, and JoAnn were involved in the event. JoAnn did the speaking, while Jane and Jean did “behind the scenes” work and sold the Centennial cookbooks. JoAnn started out by reading an excerpt from the March 1957 Fraternal Herald written by Catherine Harry and titled Who is my Brother?

After the speech, there were several questions and comments about fraternal organizations. We handed out Western placemats and the lodge timeline of historic events.

Graduating seniors, make sure you apply for the Lodge 141 Scholarship, WI/Upper MI, and the National Scholarship.

“Like” us on Facebook at “Cadott Bohemian Hall” for updated information on upcoming events.
Mark your calendar for the spring house cleaning/meeting on April 25 at 5 p.m., UWEC Folk Fair on April 30, and Squeeze Box on May 5 at 7 p.m.

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