Western Fraternal Life :: Cesky Zakopnik No. 147

Cesky Zakopnik No. 147

Mandan, ND

October 2018

Members met September 3 at the lodge hall. We made a decision to change banks for our checking and savings account.

The Chuck Suchy concert was successfully held at the lodge on August 25 with about 300 folks attending. We served pie and coffee and sold popcorn and Western memorabilia.

The Christmas party is scheduled for December 8.

On August 27, officers met at Jack Stack’s house for lunch with Director Bonita Fillmore. We discussed lodge events and how to get more members involved. We are trying to find an insurance agent for this area.

Members met October 2 at the Hardees, Mandan. Halloween bags were distributed by the YELL! group.

The Christmas party is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on December 8 at the A&B Pizza, Mandan. Beverages will be provided by us. Members and guests are asked to bring non-perishable items to donate to the Spirit of Life Church food pantry.

We sent a get-well card to a member.

Members made a monetary donation to the Go-Getters 4-H Club and donated Halloween bags and candy to them. We purchased food for the annual church breakfast as well.

We held an election of officers with all retaining positions as follows: President Vern Cernak, Vice President Tom Weinberger, Secretary Diane Schmidt, Treasurer Maria Weinberger, and Trustee Diane Cermak.

August 2018

Members met August 7 at the hall. An annual picnic recap was given. There was a nice group of members and guests. We received monetary donations.

A donation was given to the rural fire department.

The Chuck Suchy concert was August 25 at the hall.

A get-well card was sent to a member.

June 2018

A meeting was held June 5 at the lodge hall. YELL! group and other friends helped set-up tables and organize items for the upcoming rummage sale.

The Hwy 6 and 21 rummage sale was June 15 and 16 at the lodge hall.

The annual picnic was July 29 at the hall for members and guests. There was one 50-year member and one 75-year member who received pins.

A meeting was held July 9. Unsold items from the rummage sale were donated to Goodwill. The lodge yard was mowed by members.

May 2018

Members met on May 1 at the lodge hall. Memorial Day was celebrated on May 28 at St. John’s Cemetery with a presentation and lunch. We fellowshiped at the lodge hall afterward.

Members purchased Western t-shirts.

Donations were made to the veteran’s cemetery, Salvation Army, and Heritage Plaza.

April 2018

Members had their first meeting of the year on April 10. A certificate for our Four-Star Award was presented.

We made an apple cake recipe from the WFLA Cookbook and wore Western t-shirts to promote Western.

A donation was made to the Great American Bike Race for birth defects. The donation goes to special needs children and young adults.

We discussed installing a handicap entrance into the lodge building.

A Memorial Day activity is planned for May 28 at the lodge hall.

December 2018

Members met December 9 for a Christmas party at A&B Pizza. The lodge purchased beverages and Christmas goodies were provided by members. Non-perishable items were collected and donated to Spirit of Life Church for the food drive.

October 2017

Members had a meeting on October 10. We discussed a possible handicap-accessible entrance and held an election of officers. The results are as follows: Vice President Tom Weinberger, Secretary Diane Schmidt, Treasurer Marie Weinberger, and Trustee Dale Charvat.

The lodge was winterized for the season.

Join us at 12:30 p.m. on December 9 for the Christmas party at A&B Pizza. Members and guests are invited. Please bring non-perishable items to donate to charity.

September 2017

Members held a meeting on September 5. The Chuck Suchy concert was well attended even though it rained and the concert was moved inside. Member Programs Manager, Kelsey Logan, attended from the Home Office.
We will elect officers in October.

Thanks to Dale Charvat for the planting of several trees in May.

President Vern Cermak will draft a fall newsletter to be sent in November. All members were asked to bring information to be included.

August 2017

A monthly meeting was held August 1. We finalized arrangments for the picnic at the lodge hall and discussed the Chuck Suchy concert plans, held on August 5.

Western's Member Programs Manager Kelsey Logan came to enjoy the concert.

We recognized Linda Thompson with a 50-year membership pin and Eric Bondeson with a 75-year membership pin. Erna Schmidt was presented a certificate for making several referrals.

Eric Bondeson receiving his 75-year pin with board members.

Linda Thompson recognized for 50-years with board members.

A donation was made to the lodge in memory of Eleanor Kottsick.

July 2017

A meeting was held on July 11. The Hwy 6 & 21 rummage sale was a success. Vern updated the inventory list on all items in the lodge. The Western t-shirts were distributed to members.

The annual picnic was July 30 at the lodge hall.

On August 5, we had a Chuck Suchy concert on the prairie.

A moment of silence was held for Eleanor Kottsick.

June 2017

A meeting was held on June 6. The YELL! group helped set up tables for a rummage and bake sale.

The Hwy 6 & 21 rummage sale was held June 16-17 at the lodge hall.

The annual picnic is planned for July 30 at the hall. Members and guests are welcome. We present our 50 and 75-year members with pins.

Donations were made to the N.D. Veteran Cemetery, Salvation Army, and Heritage Park Plaza.

April 2017

A meeting was held on April 11 and we discussed our lodge award.

We planned a Memorial Day activity for May 29 at St. John’s Cemetery, with lunch served at the hall afterwards. Members discussed purchasing Western Fraternal t-shirts.

A donation was made to the Great American Bike Race for birth defects. Brian Schmidt rode for his grandson.
A meeting was held on May 2. A get-well card was sent to a member in the hospital. We purchased a fridge for the lodge. A yearly clean-up was done by members on meeting day. We discussed Memorial Day activity at St. John’s Cemetery.

The Hwy 6-21 rummage sale is June 16 and 17 at the lodge hall.

A $300 donation to the lodge was made in memory of Mary Laubner.

We purchased and received Western bags and other materials.

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