Western Fraternal Life :: Plzen No. 9

Plzen No. 9

Morse Bluff, NE

October 2018

After enjoying a meal, members met on October 18 at the American Legion Building. Elaine Walla, Yvonne Steinbach, Willard Horak, and Elaine Vech reported on the blood mobile they worked at.

The bike giveaway, along with the Morse Bluff Fire Department Halloween costume party, was discussed and candy was bought to hand out to the trick-or-treaters.

A thank-you note was received from North Bend grade school for the school supplies, and from the family of Pat Janovec for the memorial gift.

A belated birthday card was sent to Rosie Stranik and a get-well card sent to another member.
We remind college bound students to get their scholarship form in by March 1st.

September 2018

Members met September 20 at the American Legion Hall in Morse Bluff. We enjoyed dinner and ice cream provided by Dennis and Elaine Vech in honor of their wedding anniversary. Food items for the Blessing Pantry and school supplies for a local grade school were brought to the meeting.

Eight members attended the State Meeting in Milligan and comments were shared about it. We will be hosting the 2019 State Meeting and ideas were discussed for the meal and event.

We recognized Dennis and Elaine Vech on their wedding anniversary and Dennis Vech on his September birthday.
A sympathy card and donation was sent to the family of Pat Janovec.

Members volunteered at the October bloodmobile in North Bend.

We shared our bike giveaway with the Fire Department’s Halloween party.

Members brought hats and gloves to the October meeting for a charity, along with candy for trick-or-treaters.

August 2018

Members attended the August 16 meeting at the American Legion Hall in Morse Bluff. We enjoyed a potluck meal before the meeting.

We brought food items for the Blessing Pantry in North Bend. A thank-you note from the Red Cross for helping out at the July Bloodmobile was read. They collected 88 pints of blood, just shy of their 92 goal.

Food collected for the Blessing Pantry.

Elaine Vech sent in the State Meeting registration on August 25, we had eight members attend.
We discussed ways to earn additional points for 2018.

After the meeting, members enjoyed sharing many sentimental and antique items from their family collections. Janice Egr and Elaine Vech served ice cream and cake for their August birthdays.

July 2018

We held our July 19 meeting at the American Legion Hall in Morse Bluff with a potluck before the meeting.

Yvonne Steinbach, Willard Horak, Janice Egr, Monica Glodowski, and Elaine Vech worked the July bloodmobile in North Bend July 19.

A thank-you note was received from Ruben Kavan’s family for the card and memorial we sent them.

Members brought food items for the Blessing Pantry in North Bend. The NE State Meeting was talked about and seven members plan on attending.

Janice Egr treated everyone to ice cream.

June 2018

Members met June 21 at the American Legion Hall. We enjoyed fried chicken from Didier’s Grocery, organized by Janice Egr. Elaine Walla, Edwin Slavik, Yvonne Steinbach, and Elaine Vech volunteered to decorate the Senior Center in North Bend.

Thank-you notes were received from Ed Hines and Margaret Wilkerson for the May baskets and from the North Bend Foundation.

Willard Horak brought cake and ice cream in celebration of his June birthday. A sympathy card and memorial was sent to the family of Ruben Kavan.

We helped with the bloodmobile on July 19.

Members will bring food supplies to each meeting for the Blessing Pantry in North Bend.

March 2018

Members had a potluck/meeting on March 15. Our lodge earned a Four Star Award for activities in 2017.
We received thank-you notes from Agnes Chvatal and Dorothy Hynek’s families for memorials we sent, also from Care Core for supplies given. Keith Racek treated everyone to cake and ice cream for his March birthday.

In February, we helped at the bloodmobile and the Matcats Wrestling tournament. We also collected can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.

A scholarship application was received from Cortney Borer.

Elaine Vech showed a model of the May baskets we are going to make and delivered around May 1 with local youth.

Our April meeting was held at the Last Second Restaurant in North Bend to honor Patricia Janovec and Gene Ruzicka, our 75-year members, and David Macholan, our 50-year member.

February 2018

In February, we collected used stamps and card fronts. We also brought supplies for Care Core and Elaine Vech delivered them.

Edwin Slavik, Elaine Vech, and Willard Horak working at the bloodmobile.

Willard Horak, Edwin Slavik, and Elaine Vech worked the bloodmobile in North Bend on February 22. Willard Horak, Yvonne Steinbach, Elaine Vech, and three youth helped at the Matcats Wrestling Tournament on February 25.

Willard Horak, Elaine Vech, and Yvonne Steinbach helping at the Matcats Wrestling tournament.

Edwin Slavik brought cake and ice cream for his birthday. Yvonne Steinbach gave Morse Bluff ornaments for a prize.
Sympathy cards and memorials were signed and sent to the families of Agnes Chvatal and Dorothy A. Hynek.
Members met on March 15 at the American Legion Hall and brought pop tabs.

January 2018

Members met January 18 at the American Legion Hall for pizza and a meeting. We received thank-you notes for our monetary donations.

We will celebrate our 50 and 75-year members in April.

A motion was made to retain all officers for 2018. The 2018 activities and meetings calendar was handed out.

November 2017

Members met on November 16 at the Last Second Restaurant in North Bend for our annual holiday meal.
The bicycles given away at the Morse Bluff Halloween party were won by Tucker Kruse and Sutton Teijke.

Yvonne Steinbach and Elaine Vech helped decorate the senior center in North Bend for the Christmas season.

Monica Glodowski and Ruby Wesely served cake and ice cream for their November birthdays.

It was decided that our 2017 monetary donations would go to the American Legion, Linwood Fire Department, and the North Bend Foundation.

Our December meeting was a pizza Christmas party and members brought salads and desserts, plus gifts for Bingo.

The January, February, and March meetings will be held at noon at the American Legion Hall.

October 2017

Members received a thank-you note from the family of Arlene Hines for the memorial donation, and from the family of Kristy Kavan.

Elaine Vech bought the bikes for the Halloween party. Walmart gave a donation of $25 toward the bikes.

The Halloween costume party was October 31 at the fire department.

Plans were made for the holiday dinner on November 16 at the Last Second Restaurant in North Bend.

Reminder to members that the national and local lodge scholarship applications are due March 1.

September 2017

Members met September 21. We showed the Tractor Square Dancing video to the residents at the Schulyer Care Center on August 25. We also volunteered at the Low Ministries in Fremont. We collected close to a hundred school supplies for the North Bend grade school. Elaine and Dennis Vech will deliver them to the school. Elaine Vech purchased bikes for the Halloween party.

We wished happy birthday to Dennis Vech and happy anniversary to Dennis and Elaine Vech.
Our sympathies go out to the families of Nadine Ristau and Kristy Kavan.

August 2017

Members held a potluck meeting on August 17 and discussed our points.

We were reminded of upcoming events. Reports were given on July activities, such as decorating the senior center, bloodmobile, and our 120th open house.

After the meeting, we had a show-and-tell.

We plan to collect school supplies and work a morning at Low Income Ministries.

Cake and ice cream were served to celebrate Janice Egr and Elaine Vech’s birthdays.

Sympathies were sent to the family of Arlene Hines and Luella Zvacek.

July 2017

Members meet July 20 for a meeting and to celebrate our 120th year. Willard Horak gave a slide show and talk about his trip to the Czech Republic. We served cake and ice cream. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great event.

Yvonne Steinbach, Elaine Walla, Janice Egr, Bailey Borer, and Elaine Vech helped with the bloodmobile. 

June 2017

Members met on June 15. A thank-you note was received for the May baskets we delivered. Members came early to explore historical documents and select items for our 120th anniversary held on July 20. Invitations were sent to all members in the district.

We decorated the North Bend Senior Center for the 4th of July.

In September, seven members will attend the NE State Meeting in Omaha.

Willard Horak gave a presentation on his trip to the Czech Republic on July 20. This was the same day as our open house.

May 2017

In April, Yvonne Steinbach, Willard Horak, Edwin Slavik, and Elaine Vech worked the bloodmobile in North Bend. Members, along with area youth, made and delivered May Day baskets to the elderly in the area.

We received several thank-you notes for recent projects we’ve done and sent out thank-you notes to those who helped with the May baskets and our Join Hands Day project.

The flags were handed out for the graves on Memorial Day. Our meetings are on the third Thursday of each month.

April 2017

Members met on April 20 to discuss the District 4 Meeting, the May basket-making/delivery, bloodmobile on April 27, and Join Hands Day for May 6.

Agent Robert Firchow answered questions for us.

Member Yvonne Steinbach was honored for her 75-year membership and shared her lodge experiences throughout the years.

The State Meeting will be September 30.

On July 20, we are having an Open House at the American Legion Hall in Morse Bluff, NE to celebrate our 120th anniversary. The public is invited to this event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Willard Horak will present a brief account of his recent trip to the Czech Republic. Cake and ice cream will be served.

March 2017

Members met on March 16. Pop tabs were collected.

A thank-you note was received from the family of Marie Ruzicka for the memorial donation.

An ad will be placed in the North Bend Eagle to advertise Western Fraternal Life.

We held a dinner honoring our 50 and 75-year members on April 20.

Members worked the bloodmobile in North Bend on April 27.

May baskets will be made in April and delivered on May 1.

Join Hands Day was May 6. We cleaned Killian’s Cemetery with the North Bend Boy Scouts.

Entertaining at Schulyer Nursing Home is set for August 25.

January 2017

On January 29, we helped at Matcats Wrestling Tournament in North Bend.

A card and donation were sent to the family of Marie Ruzicka.

We had an election of officers and all remained the same.

Members received thank-you notes from several people for the Christmas cookies and cards we delivered.

Happy birthday wishes to Elaine Walla.

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