Members met at Margie’s Café in Medford at noon for a Mother’s and Father’s Day luncheon/meeting. Several thank-you notes were read.
Members volunteered to put out flags and help set up the avenue of American flags for Memorial Day.
On June 4, we had a Best of America by Horseback. They left Caldwell on June 5 and followed the Chisholm Trail north and arrived west of Wichita on Friday. They camped out in tents for three nights.
There was no June meeting. The July meeting will be an inside picnic with the lodge furnishing hot dogs.
Members and guest enjoyed a Valentine’s Day party on February 17 at the Nostalgia Nook. A moment of silence was held for member Dorothy Jean Hansel. A card was signed and sent to her family.
We bought Girl Scout cookies and candy kisses to donate to the Senior Center Valentine’s Day party, Sunflower Cottage Assisted Living, and the coffee shop.
Members discussed the reception honoring 50 and 75-year members that was held on March 17.
We donated to the Bluejay Backers to help with after prom games, snacks, etc.
Thank-you notes were received from the Ronald McDonald House for tabs and Stamps for Wounded Warriors for the cancelled stamps.
Members had several ideas for Join Hands Day and Kolache Day for Chisholm Trail Celebration on the first Saturday of May.
We enjoyed snacks and valentine treats after the meeting. Members made a game out of the conversation hearts.
The Christmas party on December 11 was enjoyed by all at the Nostalgia Nook. We had covered dishes and a Christmas theme. The lodge furnished ham sandwiches with all the trimmings.
It was wonderful to have Secretary Anna Mae’s daughter, Donna, join us.
Our prayers go out to a member having treatment.
Members made a donation for a historic building (back wall of the Opera House). We also donated to Angel Tree and helped with packaging and grouping items for distribution.
Members packed bags for Santa to hand to kiddies on December 15. The bags had apples, oranges, candy bars, and candy canes.
We elected officers and discussed some projects we can consider doing.
After the meeting, everyone sang Christmas carols and enjoyed a gift exchange. The tree was decorated with a snowflake and snowman theme. We played Bingo and enjoyed popcorn, candy, and nuts.
Members met on September 16 for a back-to-school party. Everyone brought food to share for a meal.
During the meeting, we discussed Halloween treat bags for the Senior Center, Sunflower Cottage, and coffee shop. We were going to have a prize for the best costume.
Members made 27 dozen cinnamon rolls for a fundraiser to benefit the back wall of the Opera House on September 15. We also made 20 dozen kolache for a wedding on the 19th.
Members met March, April, and July at the Nostalgia Nook.
We gave sugar cookies away at the Easter egg hunt. Several members helped with prom, after-prom, and prom breakfast.
Members donated to the sand pile dig for Su. County Fair on August 4.
Lloyd Watsek, 75-year member, and his wife attended our celebration on March 18. Dessert was provided after we awarded Lloyd his pin and congratulated him on his accomplishments.
Members helped with three family funerals and dinners for Jim Halek, Jane Baker, and Ben Williams. We donated to their memorials.
Red roses were donated for ladies and candy bars for men at the Senior Center and also Su. County Dist. 1 for Valentine's and Mother and Father’s Day celebrations. There was a smorgasbord at Margie’s Café in Medford.
At the July meeting, we swam at the Caldwell swimming pool. At 6 p.m., there was an inside picnic with hot dogs, all the trimmings, and root beer floats.
We discussed activities for the Su. County Fair. Several members were involved with exhibits, judging, demo derby, figure 8 races, kolache kitchen, beer garden, caboose, grand parade, and selling fair buttons. A float was entered. Members donated prizes to giveaway at the button drawing. The Kolache Kitchen baked and served between 240 and 260 dozen kolache. There are several wonderful volunteers and we thank them all for their support!
Members met on February 18. A moment of silence was held for Henry Lavern Buresh in memory of his 25-year-old grandson and for Ben Williams.
A donation was made to the Baptist Church.
We were reminded of scholarships and discussed reception for 50 and 75-year members.
Four members delivered roses and candy bars to the ladies at the senior center and Sunflower Village.
Members met on March 18. We had cake, ice cream, and punch to honor 50 and 75-year members. Lloyd Watsek was present to receive his 75-year pin. The 50-year pins for Andrew Cole and Lawrence James were mailed out.
Members bought Girl Scout cookies. We donated to Blue Jay Backer to help with after-prom. Donations were made to Su Co Dist 1 Hospital and we donated ham and set-up for sandwiches.
We baked sugar cookies to give away at the Chamber of Commerce Easter celebration. Members donated kolache for the bus tour on March 13 and some to the doctor’s office.
Our sympathies go the family of Jim Hajek.
Members sent 1,472 stamps to Stamps for the Wounded Lions Club in Virginia, 758 greeting card fronts to St. Jude, and ten gallons of pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald in 2017.
In May, we will eat out to honor mothers and fathers with time and place to be announced.
Call 877-935-2467 to speak with a Western Fraternal Life Representative.