The annual picnic/summer meeting was held June 6 at the Kellnersville Community Center. President Bernita Schenian welcomed members and guest to the picnic.
A short meeting was held and an awards ceremony was conducted for the bike winner. The winner was Kendyll Ebert and Secretary Jerry Korinek presented Kendyll with the bike.
Maddie Schenian was presented the local lodge scholarship by her grandmother, President Bernita Schenian. Maddie and Bernita celebrated at the lodge picnic.
Scholarship award winner Maddie Schenian with grandma and President Bernita Schenian.
In addition, 75-year member Dawn Oswald received her 75-year pin from President Bernita Schenian.
President Bernita Schenian and 75-year member Dawn Oswald.
Jerry Korinek explained some of the benefits of Western insurance and the lodge’s local services. Tom Hill reported on his group visits to nursing homes in the southern Brown County area, bringing magazines and passing out treats to the residents. Vi Stetson and Bernita also reported their visits to Manitowoc area elderly facilities and articles they brought to the various sites.
A picnic lunch was served with traditional Bohemian foods and brats and hamburgers. Soda and adult refreshments were also provided.
Members met July 11 at Francis Creek Diner in Francis Creek, WI. Recently passed away members were remembered.
Bernita discussed the upcoming District Meeting.
Early plans for the Christmas party were discussed, and committees were assigned to various projects for future activities.
A report was given on the on-going visits to local senior centers and nursing homes. Our regular magazine and toiletry donations were made to the Health Care Center and Shady Lane.
Members gathered for the annual Christmas party and December meeting at 7 Lakes Country Club. Members and some special guests enjoyed brunch, and a short business meeting that followed.
It was also noted that long time member Robert Kvitek will be taking over treasurer duties in place of Paul Rameker, who is still recovering.
The Kellnersville First Responders was chosen as our donation recipient of a local charity this year. We thank the First Responders for all they do for our area.
We also passed out some information provided by agent Rudy Kolarik so that members are aware of Western products.
Julia Ebert, our bike winner this year, was presented a bike by Secretary Jerold Korinek.
A Christmas present exchange with a twist was done after dinner. Thanks to Vi Vogel for the Christmas activity.
Next year’s schedule of meetings was passed out, and arrangements made for the officers meeting in January.
Members met November 7 for lunch and a meeting. During old business, we chose Seven Lakes for our Christmas party. Vi Vogel requested that one game be played after the Christmas meal in which each person would bring one wrapped gift and rules would be revealed at the party.
Due to some conflicts, it was suggested that we have a possible date change for the 2019 party.
Reports on the month’s donations of magazines and pill containers was made. Thanks to all who participated.
Scholarship applications were reviewed by an outside source and Nick Vogel was chosen to receive the scholarship. It was also suggested by our reviewer that a better method of selecting scholarships be adopted and consideration given to colleges and tech schools in the future. This was approved and will go into effect next year, along with other possible revisions.
Treasurer Rameker will be unable to fulfil the position due to injury and long recovery. Robert Kvitek volunteered to finish this term and be available for future terms.
Bob would like to change the account bank location to make it more convenient for the officers involved. Denmark State Bank, Whitelaw Branch was suggested.
We discussed a date change for next year’s meeting as the breakfast meetings interfered with church obligations for several members. The president will select a non-conflicting schedule if possible. The tentative schedule called for a 1 p.m. meetings at Francis Creek Restaurant for several, and the remainder at the Kellnersville Community Center for any meetings that had work activities connected to them. This schedule was approved.
Call 877-935-2467 to speak with a Western Fraternal Life Representative.