Western Fraternal Life :: Lipany No. 56

Lipany No. 56

Lynch, NE

October 2018

Members visited Boyd County School-Lynch on Veteran’s Day and gave them flags and Western pencils.

September 2018

Members gathered at the ZCBJ Cemetery on August 21 at 7 p.m. to mow. We then retired to the Lynch Community Hall for our August meeting hosted by Trudy Nelson.

The lodge activity sheet was passed around for members to fill out. Samples of three different styles of shirts were presented for member’s inspection. Several changes and suggestions were made and were presented at the next meeting.

Trudy served lunch after adjournment. 

The date for October Fest was set for October 6, with a starting time of 3 p.m.

Trudy sent invitations to district lodges and agent Rob Firchow. She also gave a report on the items our lodge donated to preschool through 4th grade classes at the Boyd County Learning Center.

On September 17, we had a meeting after mowing the cemetery at 6:30 p.m.

August 2018

Members donated school supplies to Boyd County Learning Center, Lynch, NE, for the preschool through 4th grade.

Member Benjamin “Willie” Nelson, 10-years-old, recently participated in the Cornhusker State Games at Lincoln, NE. Willie brought home a 3rd place medal in the 400 meter and received 4th place in the 800 meter runs. Congratulations Willie.

July 2018

Members held a monthly meeting on July 16 after mowing the ZCBJ Cemetery at the Lynch Community Hall hosted by Martha Nelson. A get-well card was signed for Willard Placek.

Reports were given on the Swimming Pool Repair Fundraiser event and the bicycle giveaway. The hamburger/hotdog and kettle corn stands were a huge success for the fundraiser. We received $500 in matchings funds from the Home Office.

Discussion was held on lodge members purchasing new shirts, Paul will get some designs to look at and bring to our next meeting.

A tentative date of October 6 was set for October Fest.

Joe and Judy Micanek are delegates for the State Meeting to be held in Milligan. Francis and Janie Fisher will be alternate delegates.

We will purchase school supplies for the pre-school and grade school classes at the Lynch Boyd County Center.
Congratulations was given to Benjamin (Willie) Nelson at earning an Honorable Mention for the drawing he entered in the Western Youth Art Contest.

Our next meeting is August 21 and we will mow the ZCBJ Cemetery at 7 p.m. with the meeting to follow at the Lynch Community Hall.

June 2018

Members gathered at the ZCBJ Cemetery on May 21 to mow and clean-up before Memorial Day weekend. Once the job was done, we retired to the Lynch Community Hall for the May meeting. Memorial flowers will be put on all graves that have no decorations for the Memorial Day weekend.

We gave away a bike during Lynch’s June Fest after the parade on June 17. We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and made kettle corn at the parade. This was a Matching Funds project from the Home Office to go towards repairs for the Lynch swimming pool. We also had a float in the parade.

Cruise night was tabled until next year to give us more time to prepare and get the word out for advertising.
Members joined with the Lynch Alumni to repaint the Eagle on Lynch’s main street on June 14.

Members met on June 11 to mow the cemetery before alumni weekend.

Our next meeting was tentatively set for July 16, to be held at the home of Martha and Jock Nelson.

Afterward, lunch was served by Janelle, Mauri, and Joe Micanek.

May 2018

Members hosted a ladies tea on April 7 at the Lynch Community Hall honoring the grandmothers of those present. Many brought and showed items that either came from or were memories of their grandmothers. Lots of stories and memories were also shared.

A lovely lunch was served and enjoyed by all.

Members met at the Lynch Community Club on April 23.

There were 48 children present for the Easter egg hunt sponsored by us and the Jolly 17 4-H Club. Thanks to the many adults and the children who helped with the hunt.

Discussion was held on having or helping host a project during alumni weekend, possibly a cruise night and/or selling kettle corn at summer activities taking place. Paul will check on cruise night. 

We plan to participate in the bike giveaway over alumni weekend. Francis and Janie will check on purchasing bikes.

A delicious lunch was served by Joe. R. and Judy Micanek.

We mowed the ZCBJ Cemetery on May 22. Mauri, Janelle, and Joe Micanek hosted the meeting following cemetery clean-up.

March - April 2018

Members gathered in the meeting room at Lynch Community Hall on March 12. The meeting was hosted by Francis and Janie Fisher.

Discussion was held on the awards program and upcoming changes that will take place in the future. 
Join Hands Day was discussed and tabled for the next meeting.

We donated money to the Jolly 17 4-H Club for the Easter egg hunt held on March 31 in Lynch.
After adjournment, Janie served a delicious lunch. 

The women’s tea was April 7 at the Lynch Community Hall with the theme, Remembering Grandma. Trudy made signs and Janie distributed them advertising the Women’s Tea.

The District 5 Meeting was held at the ZCBJ Hall in Verdigre on April 8 with a potluck dinner.

February 2018

Members met at the Lynch Community Hall on February 19, hosted by Bud and April Micanek.

The date for the Women’s Tea was set for April 7 at the Lynch Community Hall.

We will discuss the free-will chicken supper to raise money for the Lucas machine at a later date.

Secretary Trudy has completed and mailed out the forms to the Home Office.

President Paul appointed Colby Micanek, Janie Fisher, and Mauri Micanek to the Financial Audit Committee to examine the treasurer’s report before sending it to the Home Office. 

We have a new member, Reid Pinkall. We will send a welcome letter to Reid and his parents.

Members will donate prizes to the Jolly 17 4-H Club for the Easter egg hunt.

An invitation to the District 5 Meeting was received from No. 5 to be held in Verdigre on April 8.

A meeting was held March 12 at the Lynch Community Hall hosted by Francis and Janie Fisher.

January 2018

Members met at the Lynch Community Hall on January 21. A thank-you note was read from Dana Dea for the Harvest Meal. 

Trudy reported on the 2017 activity reports that were sent in and where she felt we would fall into the awards category.

The election of officers was started with nominations for president. No nominations were made, so all officers will remain for 2018.

Discussion was held and tabled for hosting a Women’s Tea.

October 2017

Members met at the Lynch Community Hall on October 9. A welcome letter/invitation was sent to new members for the October Fest party. Correspondence from the Home Office was read and discussed.

Afterward, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch served by Trudy.

Members hosted October Fest on the afternoon of October 28. Insurance agent Rob Firchow was a guest. An enjoyable afternoon was spent celebrating Czech Independence Day, visiting, snacking, and watching football. President Paul Fisher and Rob Firchow presented Eugene Placek with a 50-year pin.

We reserved the Lynch Community Hall on November 19 to serve a harvest meal to residents at the Ponca Valley Courts.

Plans are to hold the January meeting at Alpine Village in Verdigre hosted by Paul and Denise.

September 2017

Members met and mowed the WFLA Cemetery on September 19 before gathering at the Lynch Community Hall for the September meeting.

We discussed the October Fest. Trudy sent out invitations to the district lodges.

Halloween bags were ordered to be given to the Lynch Public School preschool and grade school children.

November 19 was set to host the Harvest Meal for the residents at the Ponca Valley Courts (low rent housing).Invitations will be sent closer to that date.

A delicious lunch was served by Jannelle, Mauri, and Joe.

August 2017

Francis and Janie Fisher hosted our August 15 meeting at the Lynch Community Hall.

Names were shared of new members who will join our lodge from No. 342 in Spencer. 

A thank-you card from Felix Dondlinger (bike winner) was read.

A tentative date of October 28 was set for October Fest and we hope it will work out to present Eugene Placek with his 50-year pin during the celebration. 

Paul and Denise will attend the State Meeting.

Trudy has three referrals to send in to the Home Office. She also shared information from the Home Office about how the youth giveaway can now include adults.

We bought and donated school items for Lynch Public School. Trudy Nelson was reimbursed for the items. 

A delicious lunch was served by Francis and Janie following the meeting.

July 2017

Members gathered at the ZCBJ Cemetery to mow, with the July meeting being held afterwards.

We purchased new lights and installed them in Lynch’s gazebo before the Q125 celebration. Ben Nelson was reimbursed for the gazebo lights.

Paul reported there were 22 tractors on the Q125 Tractor Ride. We provided waters and bars at Monowi and lunch upon returning to Lynch. 

Trudy reported there were almost 90 entrants for the bike giveaway.

Octoberfest was discussed and tabled until next month.

We also received information concerning the 2017 point system and the merging of No. 342 with our lodge. Letters from the Home Office have been sent to members about transferring to our lodge.

An invitation was received from the Omaha Lodge for the 2017 State Meeting and tabled until next month.
Bud and April served grilled hot dogs with other delicious side dishes after the meeting.

June 2017

Ninety kids signed up for the bike drawing sponsored by us during Lynch’s Q 125 celebration the weekend of June 15.

May 2017

On May 23, members mowed and prepared the cemetery for the Memorial Day weekend. Then members put flowers on every grave before retiring to the Lynch Community Hall for the May meeting.

We will furnish bars and water at Monowi for those attending the tractor ride at Lynch’s Q125 celebration. We also served hot dogs, beans, and chips upon their return to Lynch. Members also bolted down the new benches purchased at various businesses around Lynch.

Our next meeting will be July 18 with Bud and April hosting at 7 p.m., following the mowing.

Lunch was served by hosts Paul and Denise after the meeting.

April 2017

The meeting was hosted by Jock and Martha Nelson at their home on April 10. 

We received a 2016 Level I Award.

Members gave Jolly 17 4-H Club money to help with Easter egg hunt prizes and volunteered at the hunt on April 15 in Lynch.

Francis was reimbursed for the bikes he purchased for the bike giveaway to be held during Lynch’s Q-125. Trudy reported she had received the free promotional items to be given away as well. 

We will provide treats and lunch for the participants of the Tractor Ride on June 17 as part of the Q-125 celebration.

Members planned a Highway 12 trash pick-up sometime in April.

Our next meeting will be on May 23 where we will meet at the ZCBJ Cemetery to mow at 6 p.m. The meeting will follow, hosted by Paul and Denise Fisher.

January 2017

Members met at the Alpine Village Assisted Living in Verdigre on January 15

Eugene Placek, Rapid City, SD, is a 50-year member this year, and we hope to celebrate this honor with him.
Members are to bring ideas and dates for possible themes to the next meeting

We will retain the same officers for 2017 as follows: President Paul Fisher, Vice President Francis Fisher, Secretary Trudy Nelson, Treasurer Martha Nelson, and Correspondent Marita Placek.

After adjournment, we celebrated Bud Micanek and his mother Dolores Micanek’s birthdays.

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