Western Fraternal Life :: Kolin No. 260

Kolin No. 260

Kolin, LA

March 2019

Members met March 3. There was no meeting in February due to bad weather and sickness. We had our annual Kolin Czech Cemetery meeting on March 2.

The annual shrimp and fish fry is on May 10 at 12:30 p.m.

Our next meetings are July 21 and September 15. On November 17, we will prepare for the Christmas dinner. On December 8, we have the Christmas dinner and meeting at 12:30 p.m.

January 2019

We actually didn’t have a meeting in December, but the report on the Christmas dinner and bills were turned into the treasurer.

Members met January 20. We discussed the repair on the outside women’s bathroom. When the weather warms, we’ll work on changing out all of the fixtures and painting the walls.

We planned to vote on officers at our February 17 meeting.

As soon as the January bank statement clears, Rudy will call Mary and start on the audit.

We thank you for your prayers and well wishes for our president, she is much improved, but still has a long road to recovery.

December 2018

Members met for a Christmas dinner on December 2. We wished all our members a Merry Christmas. Our President is in the hospital, expecting an extended stay due to some serious complications. We ask for your prayers for a speedy recovery.

Rudy Stuchlik cooked a brisket on the pit, and members provided the side dishes and beverages. It was a feast for all to enjoy.

We had planned to give Rose Walker her 75-year membership pin today, but she was unable to attend. James and Mary Layssard took her a plate of food and presented her with the pin. She was so glad to receive it. She asked that I send in a copy of her brother Albert Lockers obituary, as it was never in the Fraternal Herald.

October 2018

Members met October 21.

Members will have Christmas dinner and present a 75-year member with a pin. Rudy will cook the meal and we will all bring covered dishes.

September 2018

Members met on May 20. There was no movie night in June since we had Kid's Day on June 9. We had four vendors inside, a water slide, and jumper. Virgie got change for the sales, bought frozen hamburger patties, buns, hot dogs, condiments, and drinks. Mary baked 100 kolache. Michelle Lowe set up and oversaw the kids games and had someone attend all the rides and jumpers. Patricia Koon ran the kitchen. Virgie sold tickets for the food.

A luncheon for 50 and 75-year members was held on July 15. Rudy cooked a beef clod in the smoker and we all brought covered dishes. Virgie brought cake, tea, and ice. We also bought fold up picnic tables for people who wanted to eat outside.

Members met August 19. Reports were read.

Members met September 16. We are in the process of repainting our hall and making a few other repairs. So far we have had two work days. Volunteers were Ken Vonesh, Virgie Frank, Mary Layssard, Pam Frederick, Heath Frederick, Kori Chelette, and Patricia Koon. We are so grateful for the younger workers who showed up the first day. The second day was a Monday and they all had to work at their own jobs.

A wedding was scheduled at the hall on October 6.

July 2018

We congratulated our four 50 and 75-year membership pin recipients, Nancy Stuchlik, Linda Stuchlik, Ginger Voorhies, and Gloria Stuchlik Graves. Rose Locker Walker is our 75-year recipient. All were acknowledged at a celebration on July 28, with Rose and Linda unable to attend. There was a nice dinner and cake. Attendees brought covered dishes. Rudy Stuchlik cooked a shoulder clod provided by the lodge.

June 2018

Members met April 15. A donation was made to the Czech Cemetery in memory of Leonard Wallmuth.
Michelle reported on our April 13 movie night. We had 10 adults, 12 children, and 5 members attend. A few more are coming every time. On May 11, we had free pizza, drinks, and popcorn for all while showing Ferdinand.
On May 5, we had our annual shrimp and fish fry.

Kid’s Day was held on June 5th. Activities included a giant water slide, a jumper, baby pool, and sprinkler for the small children, venders, homemade kolache, and other baked goods for sale. We sold hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks, and water. There was a fee of $5 for the day, and two and under were free.

April 2018

Members met April 15. A donation was made to the Czech Cemetery in memory of Leonard Wallmuth.

We had movie night on April 13 with 10 adults, 12 children, and 5 members. A few more are showing up every time. For our movie night on May 11, we had free pizza, drinks, and popcorn. We showed the movie Ferdinand.
On May 5, members had our annual shrimp and fish fry.

On June 5, we had a kid’s day. Activities included a giant water slide, a jumper, baby pool, and sprinkler for the very small children. We had venders, homemade kolache, and other baked goods for sale. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and water were sold. We charged a fee of $5 for the day, and two and under were free.

March 2018

Members met on March 18. Michelle suggested we schedule another movie night since the first one was a success. A new restaurant called Cookies was going to donate some cookies and snack trays for the kids.
The election of officers was held and there were no changes.

Amanda Evans suggested we have a fun day with water slides and a few other games for kids on a Saturday. She will check into cost of the equipment and report back at the next meeting. This would be good for June.

A movie night was held April 13 with free hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, and cookies from Cookies.

We will pay Amanda Evans to clean the hall periodically to insure it is the best shape when rented.

February 2018

Members met on February 18. We discussed our free movie night on March 10, where we showed Despicable Me 3. We printed 550 posters for the school and local stores in the area. It was free to the public with popcorn, hotdogs, and drinks provided.

Members volunteered to clean the Czech Cemetery on March 10. We provided beverages, donuts, and kolache with sausage when the work was done.

January 2018

Our Christmas dinner was held December 3. We decorated the hall and had a dinner of brisket and sausage prepared by James Layssard.

Members met January 21. A thank-you note was read from the Shafazek family for our participation in their memorial dinner for Ms. Betty.

Vice President Michelle Lowe suggested we have a free movie night once a month for the children in the community. We would provide popcorn, hot dogs, and drinks. Michelle will get posters printed for distribution. The first movie night was March 10.

We were not able to give our throws to nursing homes at Christmas, but we plan to do so soon.

Our meetings are the third Sunday of every month at 4 p.m. except June which was switched to June 10. Meeting dates are March 18, April 15, May 5 (fish & shrimp fry), May 20, June 10, July 15 (dinner and 50 and 75-year member recognition), August 19, September 16, October 6 (Oktoberfest), October 21, November 18, and December 1 (Christmas dinner).

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