Western Fraternal Life :: Perun No. 73

Perun No. 73

Menominee, MI

October 2018

Members met at Tradewinds Restaurant on October 13. Delores Erickson and Evelyn Koutnik gave reports on the State Meeting. Judy Witak turned in a donation slip. Delores Erickson and Walt Gruszynski turned in pictures.

Members were asked to bring old glasses and hearing aids for the Lions Club at our next meeting. Venna Dreshek will bring a pattern to our next meeting for a new project.

Members met at Tradewinds Restaurant on November 10. Veterans were recognized. 

Venna Dreshek brought a pattern to make hats out of fleece for cancer patients. Members brought old glasses, hearing aids, and batteries to be donated to the Lions Club. Venna also reported that 80 fleece blankets were given to local hospitals for cancer patients.

The National Convention was discussed.

An election of officers was held with the following results: President Delores Erickson, Secretary Walter Gruszynski, and Treasurer Evelyn Koutnik.

A Christmas party was discussed. Members were asked to bring wrapped prizes.

Donations were made to MXM, Coleman, and Wausaukee Rescue Squads, Love Lit Tree, Barb Palzae Cancer Fund, and the Scholarship Fund. Volunteer slips were turned in by Judy Witak and Evelyn Koutnik.

September 2018

We met on September 8 at the Tradewinds Restaurant in Marinette. Jim, who hadn’t been to a meeting in a long time, was welcomed back. Members bought cookies for our local fire department. Can tabs were brought in to be donated to a local young man. We also bought prizes for the State Meeting.

Delores Erickson turned in a donation deposit and pictures of activities done.

August 2018

Members met on August 11 at Tradewinds Restaurant in Marinette. There was a surprise visit by Agent Randy Kolarik.

Carole Zuraski turned in a donation slip. Members were informed about the Photo Contest.

Delores Erickson brought in her project of bears she made. They were donated to a pediatric unit at the local hospital.

Members were reminded to bring prizes for State Convention. A new project will be done at the next meeting.

July 2018

Members met on July 14 at Tradewinds Restaurant in Marinette. Volunteer hours were turned in by Evelyn Koutnik.

We have an ongoing project of collecting can tabs and giving them to a mentally challenged young man.
Two or three members will attend the State Meeting.

May 2018

Members met on May 12 at the Tradewinds Restaurant in Marinette. We voted and accepted three new members who transferred from a different lodge.

We donated money to Talih Powell, a member affected by the hurricane in Houston.

Donation slips were turned in by Evelyn Koutnik, Bill Aderman, Venna Dreshek, and Delores Erickson. Volunteer hours were turned in by Judy Witak and Venna Dreshek.

Our District Meeting was combined with this meeting. Director Brenda Vrieze reported on the changes to the scholarship procedures. She also talked about the Advisory Committee meeting.

Discussion was held on various ways members can be involved in activities and Join Hands Day. Delores brought a sample of a project we will do in July.

A motion was carried that members would pay for their meal at meetings.

Members met on June 9 at noon at the Tradewinds Restaurant in Marinette.

Mary Gruszynski received a nice phone call in reply to her welcome letter to the three members who transferred to our lodge. They are planning to attend a future meeting.

Judy Witak turned in volunteer hours.

A raffle was held for the scholarship fund, and money earned.

State Meeting forms were given to interested members.

December 2017

Members met December 9 at Tradewind’s Restaurant. A thank-you card was read from Susan Powell. Volunteer hours were turned in by Evelyn Koutnik and Venna Dreshek. Donation slips were turned in by Delores Erickson and Judy Witak. A referral was turned in by Delores Erickson. We will collect cans and tabs for a disabled man who uses the money to help others.

A Christmas party followed with a game being played.

October 2017

Members met on October 14. Mary Geniesse turned in volunteer hours and a donation slip.

We were asked to share our Christmas traditions for the Fraternal Herald.

Venna Dreshek and Mary Gruszynski brought patterns for making stuffed animals to donate.

Members met on November 11 at Tradewinds Restaurant in Marinette. Donation slips were turned in by Carole Zuraski and Evelyn Koutnik.

We gave Susan Powell a donation for disaster relief.

Members planned a Christmas party for December.

August 2017

Members met at noon on August 12 at Tradewinds Restaurant in Marinette, WI. Judy Witak and Evelyn Koutnik turned in volunteer hours. Long-time member Bill Aderman and wife Marilyn, joined us.

A thank-you note was received from Marinette Rescue Squad.

A donation was made to the scholarship fund and to Peter Geniesse and Nancy Morin for medical needs. Evelyn Koutnik and Mary and Walt Gruszynski went to a homeless shelter with donations.

Members met on September 9. Thank-you notes were received from the Geniesse’s and Morin’s for donations we gave them.

On August 15, Mary Geniesse, Evelyn Koutnik, and Mary and Walt Gruszynski went to Abundant Life Mission Homeless Shelter to donate toiletry items and comforters.

Delores Erickson turned in donations slips and members turned in volunteer hours.

July 2017

On July 3, members met at Tradewinds Restaurant in Marinette, WI. Thank-you notes were received from Jacob Eddie, Pastor Fred’s Food Pantry, and Coleman Rescue Squad.

We discussed the WI/Upper MI State Convention and two members will attend. We were asked to bring prizes for the scholarship fund for the State Convention.

May 2017

The May 13 meeting was held at Tradewinds Restaurant in Marinette. Thank-you notes were read from Barb Palgey, Rainbow House, Bay Cliff, Criretz Food Pantry, and St. Vincent Food Pantry. A card was signed for a member who can no longer attend meetings. A donation was made to each Wausablee, Coleman, and M&M Rescue Squads. Additional donations were made to Jacob Colalu and Oscar Johnson. Delores Erickson turned in a donation slip. A Christmas party was held. 

April 2017

Members met on April 8 at Tradewinds Restaurant to discuss the District Meeting. They are looking for officers.
Kevin Christopherson spoke to us about scholarships.

Donations were made to Pastor Fred, Mid County, and St. Vincent Food Pantry.

A May Christmas party was discussed.

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