Western Fraternal Life :: Zest No. 296

Zest No. 296

Omaha, NE

October 2019

We had volunteers remove the shrubbery and trees around the Rosicky monument. We still have more to do to finish the area.

July 2019

The June 18 meeting was at the Special Restaurant. A brief report on the NE State Meeting was given by President Slezak. The revised Calendar of Events was given to all members present. Correspondence was read. We will not meet in July or August.

Members made a donation to Javeline Service Dogs for Vets. If you would like to find out more about this non-profit organization, check out their website at www.javelan.com.

Get-well cards were sent to members. Happy birthday was wished to Ernie Weslowski. Anniversary congratulations were given to John and Marilyn Slezak.

Our September 17 meeting is a lunch out at Anthony’s Restaurant, 7220 F. St. Members are asked to bring items to donate to the Humane Society.

October 15 is our annual children’s Halloween party with pizza and drinks. It will be at the DAV Hall beginning at 6 p.m. Members are asked to bring sides. We will collect non-perishable food for the food bank.

June 2019

Our meeting and 50/75-year banquet was held at Johnny’s Cafe in south Omaha. Members had a lively dinner conversation about coming to Zest, meetings as children, and how their parents/grandparents had been active in the lodge. Sandy and Rich Hayek decorated the table, and prepared prizes and favors for the guests. Dinner was complete with homemade kolache.

Our June meeting was held at the Special Restaurant in Bellevue. There will be no meetings in July and August. The September 17 meeting is a lunch out at Anthony’s Restaurant, 7220 F St. All members of the lodge are welcomed to attend our meeting.

April 2019

Members will hold the annual banquet honoring 50 and 75-year members at 6 p.m. on May 21 at Johnny’s Cafe in South Omaha. This year we have 14, 50-year members and 17, 75-year members. Call Marilyn Slezak at 402-289-3563 for more information or to make reservations. Our June 18 meeting will be a dinner meeting at The Special Restaurant, 303 Ft. Crook Rd. N. Bellevue. The September 27 meeting is a lunch meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Anthony's on 72nd & F St. We will collect items for the Humane Society. Any questions please call Marilyn at 402-289-3563.

December 2018

On December 17, members of Zest and the DAV Auxiliary served lunch to the veterans from the Eastern Nebraska Veterans Hospital. Vets were treated to a meal of ham and cheesy potatoes, green beans, and dessert. Members also prepared gift bags of items for each vet attending.

September 2018

Our September 9 meeting was held at The Special Restaurant. Members enjoyed great food, friends, and a good time.

August 2018

On August 21, we hosted an ice cream and cake social to celebrate our 90th anniversary. The Home Office provided postcard invitations which were sent out to members. Our thanks to Debbie Dugan and Mia and Kaitlyn Masilko for helping serve the ice cream and cake. Also, thanks to Kim Lee for decorating the guest table and to Sandy Hayek for table decorations and door prizes. 

It was a great opportunity to talk about our lodge and the good times that members have shared for over 90 years.

June 2018

On June 10, members served a picnic lunch in honor of Flag Day at the New Visions Center for vets. Twenty-five vets were served hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, and cookies prepared and served by members. John and Marilyn Slezak helped by making 25 lbs. of hamburger patties. This is our fourth year doing the event. The vets always enjoy and appreciate having a home-cooked meal brought in by us.

August 21 at 6:30 p.m. is the ice cream social and our lodge’s 90th anniversary party at the Disabled American Veteran’s Hall. RSVP with Marilyn Slezak at
402-289-3563. The Home Office provided postcards. All members, families, and guests are welcome.
The May 50 and 75-year banquet was very successful. We had three 75-year members receive their pins.
The Scholarship Committee reported two applicants, Kira Wedel and Michael Baker. It will be awarded in September.
We will again work with the DAV to make lunch for the vets from the Eastern Nebraska Veteran’s Home on December 17. We will make gift bags. Members can donate items to be included, like ChapStick, socks, small soaps, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, or anything you feel would be appropriate.
Members approved a monetary donation to the Assumption/Guadalupe Parish to help with cost for the weekly breakfast.
The NE State Meeting will be in Milligan on August 25. Members attending will be Ernie Wesolowski, Lillian Komor, Dorothy Mengedogt, and John and Marilyn Slezak.
Our September 18 meeting will be dinner out at the Special Restaurant. It will be Dutch treat. We will collect items for the Nebraska Humane Society. Our children’s Halloween party will be on October 18. We will provide pizza and members should bring sides and non-perishable items for the food bank.

May 2018

We had a nice turn out for our 50 and 75-year member banquet on May 15. Thanks to Rich and Sandy Hayek for their hard work and a well-planned banquet. President John Slezak presented Larry Divoky, Geraldine Duda, and Dennis Koubsky with 75-year pins.

Thanks to Louis Sevek, and wife Pat, for used eye glasses, box tops, cancelled postage stamps, and greeting card fronts. Ernie Wesolowski will deliver used stamps to Boys Town. Lillian Komor will take eyeglasses to Lion’s Club and the greeting card fronts and box tops to St. Joan of Arc School.

Get-well cards were sent to several people.

There is no meeting in July. August 21, 6:30 p.m. is the ice cream social and our lodge’s 90th anniversary party at the Disabled American Veteran's Hall. RSVP with Marilyn Slezak at 402-289-3563.

April 2018

Members met April 17 at the DAV Hall. Greeting card fronts were collected and donated to St. Joan of Arc School for their school projects, along with Betty Crocker box tops. Used eye glasses were donated to the Lion’s Club. Thanks for the donations.

Sandra and Richard Hay spoke on the upcoming 50 and 75-year banquet at the Special Restaurant.

In April, we celebrated Marilyn Slezak and Lillian Komor’s birthdays.

A moment of silence was held for deceased members.

Al Divoky, Tom Lee, and Dorothy Mengedoht all made a donation to the scholarship fund.

Get-well cards were sent to two members.

An indoor picnic will be held in June. We will have an ice cream social on August 21. All members are invited to our anniversary party.

February 2018

The audit committee (Dorothy Mengedoht, Frances Rhia, Lillian Komor, and Ernie Weslowski) met at the DAV Hall on February 13 to review records.

We extend sympathy to the family of Gladys Korisko Velehradsky.

We will have a fried chicken dinner on April 17 at 6 p.m. Members bring sides. We will work on a planned event for Join Hands Day.

Our 50 and 75-year membership banquet will be at 6 p.m. on May 15 at the Special Café (303 Fort Crook Road, North Bellevue). Reservations are to be made by calling Norma DuKich at 402-733-4906, Lillian Komor 402-399-0891, or Frances Riha at 402-731-2360.

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