Western Fraternal Life :: Milwaukee No. 48

Milwaukee No. 48

Milwaukee, WI

January 2019

The January 8 meeting was held at the Spring Gardens Restaurant. Members worked on details for the State Meeting, which is June 1 in Milwaukee. A registration fee was set, blocks of hotel rooms secured, menu, and entertainment plans made.

Ernie Bellin with item donations for Fond du Lac Food Pantry in November.

Our next meeting will be 11 a.m. on February 11 at Spring Gardens Restaurant.

November 2018

District I taught kolache baking to seniors at the Groschmidt Senior Center on November 9.

Mary Ann Laurence, Joe Kuzma, Jarka Axtell, Susan Chapman, and Janet Kuzma.

We donated WI government books to middle school libraries (West Allis Library) on September 19.

October 2018

On October 16, a meeting was held at the Spring Garden Restaurant. Members hosted a Halloween party for Sokol gymnasts, baked with Sokols on October 27 for the Holiday Folk Fare, and volunteered at the Oklahoma Unity Lutheran Church soup kitchen.

Secretary Susan Chapman discussed where we stand with the points for the end of the year. 
Our Christmas party was December 11 at Meyer’s Family Restaurant.

September 2018

The September 18 meeting was at the Spring Gardens Restaurant. Members discussed the State Meeting in Black River Falls. We decided to donate money to the scholarship fund, and to bring items for the raffle. 

The 2019 State Convention in Milwaukee will be June 1, at the Milwaukee Elks Lodge (55th and Good Hope Road).

Members discussed our activities for the following two months, distribution of the book, The Framework of Your Wisconsin Government, holiday folk fair baking, working the Unity Church soup kitchen, and hosting a Halloween party for Sokol Gymnasts.

June 2018

The June 19 meeting was held at the Spring Gardens Restaurant at noon with a meeting to follow.

Congratulations to Alina Siodlarz, third place winner in the annual Western Youth Art Contest.

Our one-day State Convention will be held in Black River Falls on October 6. Delegates from No. 48 are Ernie and Sherry Bellin, Susan Chapman, Vera Frazier, and Jarka Axtell. Members discussed locations for the 2019 State Meeting to be held, such as Milwaukee, before the National Convention in Green Bay.

The book, The Framework of Your Wisconsin Government, will be distributed to middle school libraries as one of our lodge youth activities.

On June 29, we held a meeting at Elks Lodge to review a sight for the State Meeting.

May 2018

The May 15 meeting was held at the Spring Gardens Restaurant after lunch. Members discussed donating 7th grade WI government books to school libraries as a youth activity. We will buy 50 books to donate to middle school libraries. 

A committee was formed to investigate a location site and a time for our 2019 WI State Meeting, hosted by us and No. 357.

March 2018

Members met on March 20 at the Spring Garden Restaurant. We kept April 8 as our District 1 Meeting date. Letters were sent to 50 and 75-year members.

On April 6 and 7, members baked for the Sokol Czech Dinner and Bazaar held April 7 at the Blessed Sacrament Church. We had a Western display there. Volunteers were John Kozlik, Susan Chapman, and Agent Sherry Bellin. They helped bake desserts and sponsored a Western table with a raffle.

Members met on April 8 at the Grobschmidt Senior Center after our District 1 Meeting. We discussed a time and location for the State Convention to be held in June 2019, before the July National Convention in Green Bay.

Our next meeting will be May 15, Spring Garden Restaurant at 1 p.m.

Colin Krewson won first place in the derby race for Troop 400 Whitefish Bay. Abby Krewson took first place in a recent swim meet (see Spotlight for photos).

February 2018

Members met on February 20 at the New Spring Garden Restaurant. Officers were elected as follows: President John Kozlik, Vice President Fran Marlenga, Treasurer Vera Frazier, and Correspondent Jarka Axtell.

We met on March 20 and the District 1 Meeting was April 8 with No. 357 hosting.

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