On October 14, we had a regular meeting at Malin Community Hall. We talked about our Christmas dinner that was planned for December 9.
Ellen talked to us about the heritage dinner that the community of Malin puts on in January. We will sing High Lucha, Lucha, and the Chicken Dance. They also asked us to do a dessert again. Last year we made kolache, but this year we want to do something different like strudel or bubble cake. We will make them for the next meeting and try them out.
On November 11, we had our regular meeting at David Victorine’s house.
Members talked about helping our Park Board to hang up Christmas tree lights again this year. We are also gathering donations for the Camp Fire in Paradise, CA and take it in to the Car-A-Van that is going down from Klamath Falls. Julia will be dropping them off for us.
We choose our delegates for the National Convention next year.
Members tried different desserts for the heritage dinner and we chose the bubble cake.
Save the date for the January meeting at Community Park Hall and making of jaternice the weekend of the 25-26.
On August 12, we had our meeting at Malin Community Park Hall. We talked about Malin’s birthday celebration next year. We will serve pork roast with jaternice at the celebration dinner.
Chase Unruh on our float at the 4th of July parade in Malin, OR.
On July 4, we won best of theme for the float we decorated. This was the second time in a row we’ve won and the prize is $100.
The September meeting will be at Community Park Hall.
July 8 was our annual summer picnic in the Malin Community Park. We had a good turnout with about 30 members and social members enjoying hamburgers, hot dogs, and jaternice.
After eating, we had a short meeting about next year’s Malin 110th birthday bash. The committee isn’t sure if it will be held over the 4th of July weekend or another weekend in July. We do plan to have a dinner during this time. One guest suggested to have pork as well as the jaternice in case someone didn’t want the jaternice.
Our August meeting is at Community Park Hall. A donation of chairs was made to Malin Community Park Hall.
Members met on April 9 at Malin Community Park Hall. President Dave Victorine, Secretary Julia Unruh, Treasurer Karen Robison, and District 6 Director Bonita Fillmore presented Malin Community Park Hall President Jennifer Hartman (and the rest of the board) with new folding chairs. We were able to get these chairs by using some of the money we made at our Jaternice Dinner and applying for the Community Matching Funds from the Home Office. They greatly appreciated the chairs since some of the ones in the building were falling apart.
We had a meeting on April 8 at Malin Community Park Hall. Members discussed Malin’s 110th birthday next year. Karen talked with organizer Kay Neumeyer to see if we could have a dinner next year during this time. She thought it was a good idea and we would sell around 150 tickets and have it at Malin Community Park Hall. Karen also suggested the San Francisco Sokol group would like to come up during Malin’s 110th birthday to perform.
We received a Community Matching Fund from the Home Office and the chairs were ordered for the community hall. There will be 32 chairs and a rack to put them on. We will stencil our lodge name on the back of the chairs. We are hoping that it will get other groups who use the hall to help replace the chairs.
No May meeting was planned due to Mother’s Day.
We had our 58th jaternice dinner at the Tulelake/Butte Valley Fairgrounds in Tulelake, CA. The crowd was one of our lowest we’ve had in a long time. We made over 200 strudel on February 17, the day before the dinner.
On March 11, we had our thank-you dinner at Mia and Pia’s Pizzeria for people who helped make jaternice, strudel, and dinner. We had a short meeting to discuss what worked and what didn’t work for the dinner.
Next year will be Malin’s 110th birthday, we thought about doing another dinner at this time. We will make extra sausage in January for the dinner in July.
Members met February 11 and discussed the jaternice dinner planned for February 18. We made a little less this year with the help of about 25 people.
We made apple strudels for the dinner on February 17.
March 11 was our thank-you luncheon and meeting.
Members had the annual Christmas dinner on December 10 with about 30 people present. One of our members made turkey and Jaternice with sauerkraut and others brought side dishes to share. After our meal, we re-elected our officers for 2018 as follows: President David Victorine, Vice President Ellen Russell (McKay), Treasurer Karen Robison, and Secretary/Correspondent Julia Unruh.
There was a Christmas tree lighting in Malin on December 13. We helped with the Malin Service Club by donating money to provide hot chocolate.
We discussed changing the adult dinner from $15 to $18 for our Jaternice dinner.
A donation was made to Malin Service Club.
We had a meeting on January 14. January 26 was our set-up day for making Jaternice the next day.
We met February 11. On February 17, we will be making apple strudels and the 18th is our annual Jaternice dinner.
Members met on November 12 and talked about our dinner on December 10. We decided to have Bingo after our dinner this year.
Members discussed the jaternice dinner in February and what we could change. There will still be a 50/50 raffle.
We will contact City Hall to see if we can do a service project during the Christmas tree lighting, like serving coffee and hot chocolate for attendees.
Members are donating to the Malin Christmas tree fund and finish paying for LED lights for our lodge tree in the park.
On October 8, we met at the Malin Community Park Hall. Discussion was held on our upcoming Christmas party.
Members shared a moment of silence.
Bonita Fillmore went on a trip to the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, Slovakia, and Czech Republic earlier this month. She told of her adventures and shared chocolate wafers.
After the meeting, our Czech dancers practiced for Oktoberfeast. We took the dancers and families to dinner at Mia and Pia’s Pizzeria after Sunday practice.
The next meeting and Christmas dinner is December.
On July 4, Malin had a parade. We entered a float with a picture from when Malin first started to the current day. This went with the theme of small town from now and then. Our float won the Judge’s Choice Award, which is the top honor.
We had our annual summer picnic on July 16. The lodge provided hamburgers, hot dogs, and jaternice. Members brought side dishes and desserts. Swimming afterward was paid for by us.
We honored 50-year members David and Steven Unruh.
Members gathered at Malin Community Park Hall on May 21 and June 11. We talked about our upcoming summer picnic in July.
Our sympathies go to the families of Denny Kalina and Joe Victorine. A donation will go to the Historical Society in their honor. Joe was a past president of our lodge.
On July 4, we had a float in our Malin 4th of July Parade. July 16 is our annual summer picnic. We will have a raffle with prizes and free swimming. We will also give out 50 and 75-year pins.
We had our Thank-you Dinner on March 12 at Mia & Pia’s Pizzeria with a short meeting afterward.
Members discussed how we made a profit this year at the annual jaternice dinner and if we want to do it again. Thanks to all who helped.
Our next meeting is May 21.
On January 28, we made jaternice for our dinner on February 18. We had a great turn out this year with around 30 members and social members volunteering. Around 800 links of jaternice were made.
During lunch, we had a short meeting to thank everyone who came out. All were invited to make strudel on February 17.
Our thank-you dinner was held on March 12 for those who made jaternice and strudel.
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