Western Fraternal Life :: Star of South Dakota No. 71

Star of South Dakota No. 71

Utica, SD

April 2019

On April 20, we gave away two bikes to youngsters at the Easter egg hunt. Members helped give out prizes and candy to the children. Winners were Maddie Dahiell and Colter Manes. The winning children and their families met members at Yankton Walmart to chose their own bike.

Members participated with the Czech Heritage Club in Tabor, SD, by making homemade noodles for Czech Days in June. We made noodles April 30 and packaged them on May 4. Individuals bring ingredients. Lunch was prepared by noodle makers on April 30.

March 2019

Members had their meeting on January 20 and February 10 at the Tabor Community Center. A moment of silence was held for departed members and troops. Donations were made to St. Jude’s, Tabor 4-H Pioneers, Bon Homme Food Pantry, and Lifescape. All sent thank-you notes.

Members completed the financial statement.

Valentine cards and candy were given to Tyndall Good Samaritan Home. Sharlene Hovorka informed the lodge that she donated beads for bracelets to the Tyndall Good Samaritan Home.

Members met on March 10 at the Tabor Community Center. A moment of silence was held for departed members and troops.

The following people were elected as delegates for the National Convention: Lumir Ruman, Marcy Ruman, Alois Ruman, Shirley Woods, Richard Hovorka, and Cheryl Wurts. Alternates were Bryce Ruman, Richard Wurts, Rebecca Tycz, Joyce Svanda, and Allison Wurts.

A donation was made to the SD Scholarship Fund in memory of our loved ones who have passed away. A donation was also made to Kids Against Hunger.

January 2019

Members had their regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. on December 30 at the home of Lumir and Marcy Ruman. There was a moment of silence to honor departed members and our troops.

We received monthly correspondence from the Home Office.

Members had their annual meal to honor 50 and 75-year members on December 2 at Jo Dean’s Restaurant. Elmer and Melvin Misar were the two 75-year members honored. Other members were mailed their pins.

Financial costs were approved. Grocery items were donated to Tabor senior citizens by the lodge. A file cabinet was purchased. The 2018 salaries of lodge officers was approved.

Lodge officers for 2019 will retain their posts as follows: President Louie Ruman, Vice President Marcy Ruman, Secretary Shirley Woods, and Treasurer Lumir Ruman.

Future meetings are scheduled for April 14, June 9, August 11, October 13, December 1 (honoring 50 and 75-year members), and December 8. Meetings will be held at the Tabor Community Center at 2 p.m.
On February 13, members brought Valentine Day's cards to the Tyndall Good Samaritan Home.

December 2018

Members hosted a noon meal at JoDean’s Restaurant for 50 and 75-year members on December 9. We had four 50-year members and six 75-year members. Only two 75-year members were able to attend. Honorees were presented with their pins. Those unable to attend were sent the pins through the mail.

October 2018

Members attended the Tabor American Legion meeting on October 17 to donate a check to the veterans who are going to Washington, DC. The check helps with expenses needed on their trip.

Members volunteered with the Tabor Fire Department on fire protection week October 1. We went to Tabor Elementary School and told the children about safety things to do when there is a fire. Members went to the kindergarten and first grade classes to hand out fire protection books. The remainder of the books were passed out by Tabor Elementary teachers to grades 2-5.

August 2018

Members donated to the Bon Homme District 4-2 /Tabor Elementary School on August 27 for school supplies.

Shirley Woods, Mary Ruman, Lumir Ruman, Alois Ruman, and teachers Vickie Carda and Janelle Sayler.

On August 26, we hosted the State Meeting and lunch at Tabor American Legion Hall at noon. After the meal, state officers held an annual meeting and passed out gifts from Tabor. After the meeting, we passed out kolache for an afternoon snack.

May 2018

Members helped the Tabor Czech Heritage Club make homemade noodles on May 7, at the Beseda Hall. The noodles will be sold at Tabor Czech Days on June 15 and 16. They were made, then dried, and later packaged to be sold at the Czech Heritage Museum. This showed everyone how noodles were made from the beginning to the end, the Czech way.

March 2018

Members participated with the Town of Utica in their annual Easter egg hunt on March 31. There were 106 participants involved in the hunt and then we drew two names for bike giveaways. The winners were 2-year old Tryan Johnson and 8-year old Lilly Cwach.

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