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

Star of South Dakota No. 71

Utica, SD

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.

October 2017

Members met on October 13 at Shirley Wood’s residence. We discussed the NE Czech Festival of York in October. 

The coloring books we ordered from the Home Office were received. Six members attended the State Meeting in Winner, SD.

Members met at JoDean’s Restaurant to celebrate 50-year member Edward Houska on December 3. Unfortunately, he was unable to attend the celebration. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the meal and company.

June 2017

Star of South Dakota, Utica, SD, has sold their lodge building.

Papers were signed on June 16, 2017. The new owners are Terry and Tina Rueb of Yankton, SD. They plan to continue to use the hall for dances and other events in the near future.

June 2017

We have been preparing for Tabor Czech Days by making kolache with some of our youth members. On June 11, Savannah, Olivia, and Alexis Woods helped their grandmother, Shirley Woods, make six dozen kolache.

April 2017

We had a meeting on April 15 at the Fry’n Pan in Yankton, SD after the Easter egg hunt. A moment of silence was held for departed members and our troops.

Members discussed selling the lodge hall due to lack of volunteers at the hall for various activities.

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