On October 31, members and one guest enjoyed soup and sandwiches for the Halloween party. We had 36 youngsters dressed up in Halloween costumes. Members handed out Western bags filled with treats. We were happy to have so many youth and parents help us celebrate Halloween.
Thanks to Brad Kalivoda for furnishing the popcorn and oil for the party. Frank and Maurene Rytych came early and put up Halloween decorations.
Member Sharon Moravek’s mother has been very ill and passed away recently. Our sympathy to her and her family.
We made a memorial donation to Mary Cerney’s family. Mary was a long-time member and reached the age of 100. A get-well card was sent to a member.
We decided to attend the Thanksgiving community dinner at Cuba on November 22. We hope to renew old friendships and make new ones.
Our regular meeting was held September 9 with President Frank Rytych calling the meeting to order. The presented bills were paid by our treasurer Dewayne Kalivoda. We were happy to have 69 points.
A get-well card was sent to Kevin Milner and sympathy cards were sent to friends.
Our next meeting is October 31 at 4:30 p.m. in conjunction with our annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat for youngsters. Soup and sandwiches for members and some guests will be served.
September anniversaries were observed. Frank and Maurene Rytych and Rick and Sharon Moravek thanked us for singing happy anniversary to them.
In July, we combined our meeting with assembling a float to be entered in the Cuba Harvest Festival and the 150-year celebration.
The treasurer asked for bills that needed to be paid.
We received a letter from No. 128, Rossville, asking us to support the Kansas state legislature to adopt the Polka as the official state dance. We wrote a letter at our August meeting.
The float was decorated as a 3-tiered cake made up with a stock tank, lick tub, and a 5 gallon bucket. The number 150 was in red letters, the name of Cuba, many flowers, and a one foot tall red candle with a glittering flame. Our emblem made in 2012 was front and center as well. Rick Moravek brought his 1953 Allis Chalmers tractor to pull Frank Rytych’s trailer. Thanks Frank for also painting the 3 tiers white.
Some took a tractor drive to the various Cuba town sites and dance pavilions. Justin Hug took a tractor to the parade. Two of our members and some others started the parade with the American Legion Post 345 Cuba carrying the flags.
On August 12, members met and enjoyed food and conversation. Thanks to Rick Moravek who lights the stove or turns on the air conditioner so we have a comfortable place for our meetings.
After much discussion, we made a monetary donation to the Munden Fire Department and KSDS dog training center. KSDS is a nonprofit organization that provides guide and service dogs to assist individuals with physical disabilities. They train around 23 dogs a year and have placed them in 33 different states.
Justin Hug celebrated an August birthday. Also, thanks for all the summer mowing you have done at our lodge.
The NCK Free Fair in Belleville was held July 31-August 4. August 2 was Good Neighbor Day and was planned by the Republic County Czech Club, which includes several of our members. A kolache contest was won by Becky Benyshek.
Due to the extreme heat, our Father’s Day was not a cookout in the Munden City Park. Instead, we held our June 10 meeting and dinner at Rick and Sharon Moravek’s house.
We presented Brad Kalivoda with his 50-year pin.
Members received a thank-you card from No. 153 for our donation to their State Meeting.
Commodities were delivered to Cuba, blood was given, and flags were put up by some of our Legion members in Cuba. Those Legion members also gave their salutes at various cemeteries on Memorial Day. Members helped with the Legion sponsored picnic in Cuba, as well as donating food.
We decided to enter a float for the Cuba 150-year celebration in July.
We helped pick up flowers at the Tabor Cemetery.
On Mother’s Day, we met at the Cuba restaurant to enjoy a lovely dinner. Each mother received a carnation, compliments of the restaurant. Maurene Rytych was presented her 75-year pin.
Our next meeting will be at Munden Park where we will honor our fathers with a cook out.
Members met on April 7. Our regular Sunday meeting had a conflict with the Republic County Czech Spring Festival in Cuba. Some of our members are also Czech Club members. We enjoyed finger food, followed by our meeting.
Members voted to give Jennings lodge a donation to help with their KS State Meeting.
Discussion was held about Join Hands Day. Our plans are to help Novy Munden 4-H Club youth plant flowers in the city of Munden. We will donate money to the city of Munden to help purchase the plants.
Two of our members plan to attend the KS State Meeting.
One of our members had surgery and a get-well card was sent to him.
We will celebrate Mother’s Day by eating out at the Cuba Restaurant. We will present Maurene Rytych her 75-year pin.
Our item giveaway was held in conjunction with the Cuba Rock-A-Thon. We had 56 entries and gave away gift certificates and other Booster members gave away bikes and Dairy Queen coupons. Then our lodge gave all registered youth candy bars.
Members met March 11 for a potluck dinner and meeting. We received an invitation to the State Meeting at No. 153, Jennings, KS. The meeting is to be held April 28.
The week-long Cuba Rock-A-Thon held March 18-24, was discussed. On the final day, we gave away ten gift cards to registered youth, as well as candy bars to all who registered. We will pick up commodities from Belleville and deliver them to Cuba.
Members donated clothes and pill bottles. We also donated to Novy Munden 4-H Club.
January - February 2018
On January 13, we held an informal meeting and discussed the forms that need to be mailed in. We have 89 points for the 2017 year.
Our lodge has two 75-year members and one 50-year member. We honored Ella Moravek, Frank Rytych, and guest Todd Hudson on their birthdays. A potluck supper followed with Sharon Moravek’s homemade ice cream.
Members met on February 11 to hold the election of officers. We voted to retain the same officers for 2018. It was reported that three of our members volunteered at the Munden firemen’s annual pancake feed. We ordered our 75 and 50-year pins and will present them on Mother’s and Father’s Day.
Member Alex Potuzak, an engineer at Kubotas, was chosen to go to the Ukraine to promote a newly designed drill that they have been working on for that area.
Members gave blood at the Cuba and Belleville blood drives. Collections of clothes, dishes, pill bottles, etc. were given in January and February.
It was voted to enter an item giveaway the last day of the Cuba Rock-a-thon, March 24.
The biggest event of the meeting was a Valentine’s Day party where the men prepared the meal for the ladies. Hurray to you guys!
Members and one guest met for our December meeting. We enjoyed a delicious meal, followed by our Christmas food gift exchange. Little Jacob Hub (3-years-old) led us in singing Jingle Bells and the flag salute.
We discussed the forms that must be filled out for 2017.
Our January meeting will depend on the weather. In February, we will have the men treat the wives to a pancake dinner.
Everyone donated food for the Republic County Food Bank.
Members had an annual Halloween party on October 31. Twenty-four youngsters were treated to candy, juice, and popcorn. The adults enjoyed soup and sandwiches. One of the guests gave us a monetary donation.
We donated to the Tammy Walker Cancer Center in Salina.
Seven guests were invited to join us for our Thanksgiving dinner consisting of ham and all the trimmings.
November birthdays were Maurene Rytych, Rick Moravek, Ryan Moravek, and Collin Hug. Brad and Delorie Kalivoda celebrated their anniversary.
For Christmas, we will enjoy food and a $10 food gift exchange. Please bring food for the Food Bank.
Members attended our September 10 meeting/potluck.
Prairie Land Electric is asking for recipes. We will send some favorite recipes to put in their 80th anniversary recipe book.
Everyone was happy to join Frank and Maurene Rytych at their 25th anniversary supper/dance. Maurene’s son, Mike, played in the band.
Four members are helping plan and will participate in T’s Pasture Golf. This is an annual event to raise money for cystic fibrosis and for 8-year-old Tragen Kieffer’s ongoing medical costs. A donation was made to the event as well.
Our October meeting will be held on the 31st in conjunction with our Halloween treats for Halloween spooks. Western Halloween bags will be filled with goodies, while the adults will enjoy soup and sandwiches.
We wished happy anniversary to Justin and Molly Hug, Frank and Maurene Rytych, and Rick and Sharon Moravek.
Members and guests attended our July meeting. We discussed the upcoming Cuba Harvest Festival. Some members will enter the tractor drive and the tractor parade.
We met at Rick and Sharon Moravek’s house for a special party to celebrate the end of harvest, July birthdays, and Ella’s recovery. Everyone contributed to a wonderful supper and ice cream cake.
Members reported on recycling, donating food and clothes, and the blood drive.
Members and a guest attended our August 13 meeting. A report was given on some of our donations. We talked about how many points we have thus far.
Four members donated blood at the Cuba blood drive, three families donated clothes, and others donated money to the Czech Republic Band.
Some of our members attended the Wilber Czech Days and marched in the parade.
Justin Hug celebrated his birthday with a surprise party hosted by his wife and sons. We sang Happy Birthday to Justin.
Due to heat, the Father’s Day picnic in the park was postponed. We met on June 17 at the home of Rick and Sharon Moravek.
Members re-hung the ZCBJ emblem on our lodge.
Treasurer Dewayne Kalivoda had the honor of joining area veterans on the NCK Honor Flight to visit the Veteran’s Memorials in Washington, DC. They also went to Arlington Cemetery, a wreath ceremony, and a US Capitol tour.
Ella Moravek thanked everyone for their kindness and help since her back surgery.
Happy Birthday was sung to Molly Hug and Eleanor Dusek.
Our regular meeting was held May 12 instead of our usual second Sunday. We met at Hubbell Restaurant in honor of Mother’s Day. We were happy to have three guests join us.
Our June meeting was in honor of Father’s Day with a picnic in Munden Park.
Join Hands Day was a great success, thanks to our Novy Munden 4-H Club (see photo on page 4).
Our regular meeting was held April 9. We had a youth prize giveaway on March 25 in conjunction with the Cuba Rock-a-Thon. There was a drawing for ten $20 gift certificates and candy bars were given to all entries.
We made a monetary donation to the Novy Munden 4-H Club. We helped with their annual Easter egg hunt at Munden Park. Members also donated to the Glasco Lodge No. 203 for hosting the KS State Meeting and to help victims of the terrible fires this spring.
Four of our members made and installed signs at two of our former rural schools and a sign was installed to mark the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Many also helped with the week-long Cuba Rock-a-Thon.
We were sorry to hear that member Janice Maupin passed away. Our sympathies go out to her family and friends.
Members will honor mothers and invited guests to a supper at the Hubbell Restaurant.
We sang Happy Birthday to Dewayne Kalivoda for his birthday.
Call 877-935-2467 to speak with a Western Fraternal Life Representative.