WFLA Lodge 44

Published 9:02 am Saturday, October 17, 2009

Members of Western Fraternal Life Association Lodge 44 met Sept. 14 for a potluck supper. President Jim Benesh opened the meeting.

There were 34 members at the meeting with a perfect attendance of all offices.

Sylvia Kycek gave a humorous reading and Janice Benesh a humorous story.

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The WFLA state meeting will be held Oct. 17-18 in Hutchinson. Darlene and Roger Rayman will be Lodge 44 delegates.

The lodge received a $100 check from Frances Nelson in memory of her husband, Carl (Joe) Nelson. The lodge will use it for a tuck-pointing project on the Brick Hall.

Willis Pfeiffer donated an antique program of a loyalty meeting held at the hall in 1918.

The lodge purchased WFLA 9/11 stickers and energy saver activity books. Frances Kycek-Swenson distributed them to Albert Lea and Glenville schools.

Five members attended the dedication of a monument to Czech settlers in the Owatonna area at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Owatonna on Sept. 13.

The lodge had a display at the annual Autumn in the Village at the Freeborn County Historical Museum on Sept. 20. Members represented the Czech immigration factor in Freeborn County, and explained how the lodge and lodge hall played an important part in their lives and still do today. Marcella Nelson and Marie Krikava worked at the display table.

Judy Becker and Lowell Nelson won door prizes.

Nov. 8 is the lodge’s pancake breakfast and bake sale featuring kolache at the Glenville Legion for the Benefit of the Brick Hall. Hunters are welcome. Serving begins at 6:30 a.m.