The Halloween party had about 25 youth and 25 adult participants. Among the games, the minnow races were the most popular. We finished off the evening with potluck stew.
Members were treated to a fabulous potluck meal for our holiday dinner. A meeting followed and information was shared about the National Convention. We reviewed our donations and voted to send checks to those on our list. Members were encouraged to donate their aluminum cans to the Alexandria High School band.
All officers retained their positions.
We collected a large tote of food items and several monetary donations to give to the food shelf. We discussed renovating our front step and ramp next spring.
The annual picnic was held at Maple Lake public access. After the potluck dinner, we held our July meeting. Larry Kotval gave a report on the State Meeting.
The August meeting was held at the hall.
Our second annual Plow Days was held next to the hall with over 20 tractors and plows participating. About 70 plowers and spectators enjoyed a jiternice and bear sausage meal at the lodge hall.
The Halloween party will be held October 26.
On May 6, members met at the Lake Mary Town Hall and did our roadside clean up. We held an outdoor meeting afterwards.
Birthday bags were filled with items for a birthday party. These were delivered to the Food Shelf.
Long-time member Margie Kalina passed away.
Several members helped the Forada Lions by putting together 50,000 food packages. We had six of our 50-year members in attendance to receive their pins and partake in a fantastic meal.
The Bohemian Cemetery made use of our hall for their annual meeting.
Our little free library was built and installed by three members. Our YELL! group volunteered to maintain and keep it in order.
The February meeting was held at Dean Radil’s home. Plans were finalized for the puzzle party.
The March meeting was held prior to the puzzle party. The 50-year member dinner was discussed. Our meeting was cut short because people were waiting to do puzzles. Everyone had a good time doing puzzles and eating pizza.
Three members are working on a little free library.
January - February 2018
We donated several items to Armful of Love that were given as Christmas presents.
Members met January 21 at Kevin Klimek’s home. Margie Kalina and Mayme Rajdl celebrated their 91st birthdays in February.
Six YELL! members, two friends, and three adults made 120 valentines that were included with Meals on Wheels deliveries.
Our puzzle and pizza party will be March 17. We will have a dinner for our 110th anniversary and honor our 50 and 75-year members on April 29.
Call 877-935-2467 to speak with a Western Fraternal Life Representative.