We had our first meeting of the year on April 6 at Hardee's. The lodge grant and certificate were presented for the 2018 year, with our lodge awarded the 4-Star Award.
We discussed spring clean-up of lodge hall/grounds and National Convention.
A donation was made to Great American Bike Race for birth defects, special needs children and adults. Our secretary presented info on the Fraternalist of the Year.
The December 8 Christmas party was held at A&B Pizza in Mandan. Pizza, burgers, and fries were enjoyed by everyone. Beverages were purchased and served by the lodge. Food was brought by members and shared. Prizes were given out. Members brought non-perishable items to be donated to charity.
A short meeting was held regarding next year’s issues.
Members are reminded to get information and pictures on any events and programs for points to the secretary or treasurer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Call 877-935-2467 to speak with a Western Fraternal Life Representative.