Western Fraternal Life :: Zapadni Svornost No. 28

Zapadni Svornost No. 28

Clarkson, NE

November 2018

Members met November 4 at Clarkson Community Center for a meal and meeting. Jokes were read and enjoyed.
We were informed of the National Convention in Green Bay, WI. Members reported on a craft project that we did with a group of Sunday school children. We made door hangers for residents of the Clarkson Community Center in Clarkson, NE.

We have taken in 3,945 lbs. of paper, plastic, cardboard, aluminum, tin, and glass this year. Anna, Ashley, Holley, Stanley, Meri-Jayn, Jessi-Jaymz, and Elli-Jae took clothes and shoes to Goodwill and three boxes of clothes to the homeless shelter. Members played Bingo and visited with residents of a care center.

September 2018

School supplies for Clarkson Public Elementary School were delivered by Mary Kucera, Patty Muhsman, Darlene Hrouda, Alice Teply, Bobbie Molacek, Stanton Hrouda, and Tammy Fossum.

Members met September 2 at Shalimar Gardens in Fremont for a birthday celebration and meeting. Stanton and Darlene Hrouda reported on attending the NE State Meeting in Milligan. A lot of discussion was held about State Meetings and the National Convention. The next State Meeting will be June 1, 2019 hosted by No. 9, Morse Bluff.

We introduced our agent, Robert Firchow. Members discussed recycling efforts. To date, we have taken 3,346 lbs. of tin, aluminum, paper, cardboard, glass, and plastic.

Members sang Happy Birthday to Mary Kucera and enjoyed cake. (See Spotlight for photo.)

We remind members to bring cancelled stamps and Box Tops for Education.

August 2018

Members met on August 5 at Clarkson Care and Rehabilitation Center. We decided to purchase school supplies for the Clarkson Public Schools and have done this for four area schools for 15 years.

Members worked at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Norfolk on September 3. We delivered and handed out thank-you cards at Norfolk Veteran’s Home on September 3.

Our sympathies go out to the family of Donald Silhacek.

We reminded members that we collect Box Tops for Education, stamps, and do recycling.

June 2018

Members met on June 3 at Clarkson City Hall for a noon potluck.

Many members attended the Norfolk Area Relay for Life event on June 1. The events were cut short and ended before the impending storms rolled through. We made monetary donations to the Norfolk and Yankton Relay for Life events and Clarkson City Hall for improvements.

Members discussed raising our scholarship amount from $200 to $300. We have been working hard on making life green. We recycled 2,225 lbs. of cardboard, glass, paper, plastic, steel, and aluminum.

On June 24, we decorated a vehicle for Clarkson Czech Days.

Brooke Fossum graduated from Augustana University and wore a silver level American Sign Language Honor Society medal.

Members wish agent Delmer Wondercheck the best in his retirement.

May 2018

Members met May 6 at the Clarkson Community Care Center. Thank-you notes were read from the Clarkson and Stanton Public Libraries for the monetary donations. We were joined by Agent Delmer and Cindy Wondercheck.

Nine members helped at the annual Easter egg hunt, which we sponsored in Clarkson. We filled and hid over 200 eggs, as well as three prize eggs.

Members attended the District Meeting in David City.

We recycled 1,676 lbs. of cardboard, glass, plastic, and tin.

Birthdays were celebrated by Darlene Hrouda and Meri-Jayn Martin. Our sympathies go out to the family of Arlene Brdicko.

A donation was made to Clarkson Christian Daycare Foundation.

The Relay for Life in Norfolk was June 1. The Czech Days Parade is June 24, we will decorate a vehicle.

December 2017

Members met December 3 at Clarkson City Hall for our annual Christmas potluck meal. We paid for meat, drinks, and tableware.

Thank-you notes were received from the Orphan Grain Train and Howell’s Fire and Rescue for monetary donations.

An election of officers was held with all positions remaining the same.

Members reported on recycling efforts. We have taken in 2,787 lbs. of newspaper, cardboard, plastic, and metal.

Special guest, Agent Delmer Wondercheck, discussed life insurance policies.

Our sympathies go out to the family of Frances Pospisil.

We are collecting box tops, can tabs, and cancelled stamps.

November 2017

New Zion Presbyterian Sunday School teacher, helpers, and members made autumn signs and tissue paper lanterns for the Clarkson Community Care Center residents.

We volunteered at the Orphan Grain Train in Norfolk. We sorted clothes and packed them. Members also helped load a semi-trailer with items that were shipped to the State of Georgia on November 2. On the same day, we volunteered at the Salvation Army Thrift Store.

Members discussed recycling efforts. We have taken in 2,288 lbs. of newspaper, cardboard, metal, plastic, and glass.

We met on November 5 at Clarkson Community Center. Agent Delmer Wondercheck talked about the benefits of converting annuities over to life insurance. Donations were made to Stanton, Clarkson, and Howell Fire and Rescue, along with Clarkson City Hall.

The annual Christmas party was December 3. We furnished meat while members brought potluck items.
Keep bringing box tops, cancelled stamps, and can tabs.

October 2017

Members met on October 1 at the Wolf’s Den in Stanton for a meeting, meal, and birthday celebration. We welcome new member Lilyann Teply, and one guest Rachel Baugart.

Members received an invitation to the York Czech Fest.

Three members delivered school supplies and Box Tops to the Howell’s Dodge consolidated school district. A monetary donation was made to the Clarkson Czech Queen pageant.

Members discussed recycling efforts. We have delivered over 1,251 lbs. of newspaper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal. Members Darlene, Tammy, and Brooke delivered over 200 lbs. of garden produce to Feeding South Dakota.

Members sang Happy Birthday to President Tammy Fossum.

September 2017

Members met September 3 at Shalimar Gardens in Fremont for a meal and birthday celebration. Agent Delmer Wondercheck and his wife Cindy were guests.

A thank-you note was read from the Contact Center for our volunteered time and the items we donate every month. A thank-you was also read from the Clarkson Community Care Center.

Members worked at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Norfolk on September 2. Tammy and Brooke Fossum delivered 32 lbs. of fresh garden produce to Feeding South Dakota. Members discussed our recycling efforts. We are really doing a great job with 883 lbs. of cardboard, paper, plastic, and tin cans.

August 2017

Members met August 6 at the Clarkson Care and Rehabilitation Center for a meal/meeting. We welcomed Agent Delmer Wondercheck and his wife Cindy. Thank-you cards were read from the Clarkson Historical Museum, the Contact Center, and the Norfolk Buddy Bear Program. A special thank-you was read from South Central Spousal Abuse and Sexual Assault Center for the big box of toys given by Stanley, Holley, Anna, and Stanton. They give the toys to children who may not have anything to call their own after leaving abusive homes.

We worked at the Salvation Thrift Store on September 2. Members cleaned and organized the store.
On Labor Day, we will deliver the Join Hands Day thank-you cards that we made to residents of the Norfolk Veteran’s Home.

Members help do nails and play Bingo with residents of the nursing home. We sort, stack shelves, and carry out food at the Contact Center. We serve food and clean at the Gospel Mission and Homeless Shelter. We’ve also recycled 620 lbs of cardboard, newspaper, plastic, and metal.

A moment of silence was held for Alice Sindelar. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.
The afternoon was wrapped up with Bingo.

July 2017

Our lodge had an entry in the parade at Clarkson Czech Fest.

June 2017

Members met June 4 at the Clarkson Historical Museum for our monthly meeting. We received a thank-you from the Contact Center where we volunteer and donate to. A thank-you was read from the Clarkson Care and Rehab Center for the monetary donation we made.

Another discussion was held concerning the new points system.

We discussed the annual Clarkson Easter Egg Hunt that we co-sponsor. The day was pleasant with many children having fun grabbing eggs with candy and prizes. We also discussed the District Meeting that was hosted by our lodge.

Members attended a walk for the cure event in Clarkson and the Relay for Life in Norfolk.

We will donate money to the Clarkson Historical Society and the Yankton Area Relay for Life event.

Members welcomed Agent Delmer Wondercheck and his wife Cindy. Delmer talked about the benefits of both life insurance and annuities. He also discussed the bigger benefits for someone purchasing life insurance.

Members have taken in 491 lbs. of newspaper, cardboard, and tin cans. We were taken on a short tour of the Clarkson Historical Museum by member Ruth Waters, who is also president of the museum.

April 2017

Members met April 2 at the Clarkson Care and Rehabilitation Center for a noon meal/birthday celebration. We welcomed Agent Delmer Wondercheck and his wife Cindy. Members discussed the District 4 Meeting that we hosted on May 7.

A thank-you note was read from the Contact Center where we donate time and non-perishable food every month. Thanks goes to all members who brought stamps and box tops. Members delivered the box tops to the Clarkson Public Elementary School.

We volunteered at the Contact Center and the Clarkson Care and Rehabilitation Center. We have also recycled 366 lbs. of paper, cardboard, plastic, and tin cans.

Members filled 200 Easter eggs for the annual Clarkson Easter Egg Hunt that we co-sponsor.

We sang Happy Birthday to Agent Delmer and enjoyed cake.

March 2017

Members met on March 5 at Clarkson Pine St. Pub and Pizza for a birthday meal. We then moved to Clarkson Care and Rehabilitation Center to have our meeting. A moment of silence was held for Marvin Skarda and Dale Tomka.
Clothing was donated to Goodwill. Thank-you notes from the Stanton Public Library were shared.

Members fill plastic eggs with candy for the Easter egg hunt in Clarkson.

Members filled 16½ dozen Easter eggs for the Clarkson Easter egg hunt. We have recycled 281 lbs. so far this year. Meeting was followed by Bingo and birthday cake.

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