Members met at Farwell City Hall for a potluck dinner on October 4. Members collected pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. We donated handmade quilts to a nursing home, hospital, and missions.
Emil Kment, Darlene Kment, Erica Burkhardt, and Blake Burkhardt participated in the Chapman Community Days parade with a float. One member passed out pencils and literature from Western Fraternal Life.
On August 2, members met at the Fire Hall in Farwell for a potluck and meeting. Members are invited to attend all meetings and are welcome to bring guests.
We donated to the Farwell Fire Department, St. Paul Fire Department, Elba Fire Department, and the Historical Society of St. Paul.
Two members planned to attend the State Meeting on August 25 in Milligan.
An activity sheet was sent around for members to sign. A few other projects for later this year were discussed. Birthdays were celebrated.
Members met with a potluck on July 5. A moment of silence was held. A decision was made to make donations locally. An activity chart was sent around for everyone to sign.
A motion was made to look into a Western sign to be made and put up on the highway by Farwell.
An invitation was read for the State Convention to be held August 25 at Milligan, NE.
Two members celebrated birthdays this month.
Members met on May 3 for a potluck and meeting. The monthly activity chart was sent around.
We participated in Join Hands Day on May 6.
A thank-you note from the Farwell Community Club for the donation to the Easter candy was received. A list of organizations to donate to was made.
We decided who to donate to at our June 7 meeting at the Farwell Fire Hall.
Members met on April 5 for a potluck and meeting.
We hosted the District 6 Meeting on March 25. There were 20 people who attended and the officers remained the same for the next year.
Join Hands Day was discussed.
Agent Delmer Wondercheck celebrated his birthday with us. We sang Happy Birthday to him.
So far this year, we have three referrals.
Our lodge was invited to a card party on April 22 hosted by No. 112 in Comstock, NE.
A paper was sent around for us to list the in-kind donations we made in the last three months.
Members met May 3 for a potluck at the Farwell Fire Barn.
Members met at the Sweet Shop in St. Paul for their Christmas party and meal. It was decided not to have meetings in January or February. The next meeting will be on March 1, 2018.
We voted for officers with the following result: President Emil Kment, Vice President Delmer Wondercheck, Secretary Darlene Kment, and Treasurer Erica (Penner) Burkheart.
A donation was made to Farwell Christmas and St. Paul Senior Center.
Members met November 2. A moment of silence was held. We counted up how many points we have. Members made a donation to the fire department in Farwell. We sang Happy Birthday to two members at the meeting.
Members met on September 7. After enjoying a potluck dinner, a moment of silence was held for departed members.
Our lodge is going to donate to the Elmwood Cemetery. Pictures were sent around of the school supplies that we donated to St. Paul and Elba Schools.
Members met on August 3 at Farwell Fire Hall. After a potluck, a moment of silence was held for departed members.
We sang Happy Birthday to Dorothy and Randy.
Pictures of collected school supplies and of the lodge were taken. Two lodges merged together and one member transferred to our lodge.
A member showed us the baby blanket she entered in the fair. A motion was made to split the school supplies between Elba and St. Paul schools.
Members met on July 6 at Farwell Fire Hall and enjoyed a potluck. We reviewed the point system and sent around pictures from the Home Office and the Czech Museum from Cedar Rapids.
A member participated in a heritage festival. We will bring school supplies for the kids. We sang Happy Birthday to two members.
After a potluck, members met on June 1. A moment of silence was held for deceased members.
We hosted a 120th anniversary celebration on June 25 at Ord Veteran’s Club.
We received a thank-you card from JoAnn Vilda of the Farwell Community Club for a donation we sent.
The State Convention is in Omaha on September 30.
Members met May 4 for a meeting and potluck. A moment of silence was held for departed members.
We discussed Join Hands Day pictures and the point system rules. It was agreed to make recycled greeting cards this year.
On April 4, we had a potluck and meeting. A moment of silence was observed for departed members. President Emil Kment reported on the District 6 Meeting held in Comstock on March 26. We discussed the point system. A donation was made to the Easter egg hunt for Farwell. The Community Health Charities and the United Way thanked us for donations.
Next meetings are June 1 and July 6 at the Farwell Fire Hall.
After enjoying a potluck meal, members met on February 2. A moment of silence was held for departed members and soldiers.
On March 26, there is a District Meeting at the National Hall in Comstock, NE.
We will not meet in March. The next meeting is at noon on April 6 at the Farwell Fire Hall.
After the meeting, some members stayed to make score cards for the local senior centers and rest homes.
A potluck luncheon and meeting were held on February 11 at Farwell Fire Hall.
A U. S. and Nebraska flag, along with flag poles, will be donated to the Farwell Fire Hall. One member donated the U.S. flag, and other items will be ordered.
The year-end report was reviewed and corrections were made. The audit of the lodges financials were completed and signed.
The lodge meetings will be held the first Thursday of the month at the Farwell Fire Hall. A potluck luncheon will begin at noon with a meeting to follow.
New officers for 2017 are as follows: President Emil Kment, Vice President Delmer Wondercheck, Secretary/Correspondent Darlene Kment, and Treasurer Erica Penner. Books were handed over to the new officers.
The card game score cards for five nursing homes will continue this year.
Members helped at the Farwell Valentine Dinner on February 11 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. This event is hosted by the Farwell Fire Department/EMT’s.
Call 877-935-2467 to speak with a Western Fraternal Life Representative.