Zare Zapadu No. 44 hosts district meeting

Published 9:33 am Friday, June 3, 2011

The lodge hosted the District 4 meeting on May 1 at the historic Brick Hall. President Jim Benesh welcomed everyone to the hall. The group had 64 registered. A catered meal was served, provided by Conger Catering, plus kolache and bars by members.

Following the dinner, the meeting was turned over to District President Steve Wend of Owatonna Lodge No. 127. Each secretary read their yearly report. District Director Duane Jirik of New Prague spoke to the group and handed out awards. Lodge No. 44 received the Level I Award and Owatonna also received it. Recipients of the lodge referral program certificates from Lodge No. 44 were Ed Vilt, Don Krai, Carol Hanson and Marie Krikava.

The group’s WFLA Agent, Beth Atz, was present and spoke to the group. Member Georgia Jech purchased gifts from Lodge No. 44 and wrapped them and handed one to each person present.

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Lodge No. 38 of Austin invited the group to the District 4 meeting in 2012. Following adjournment, the group enjoyed coffee and assorted bars.

Following the district meeting, Lodge No. 44 held its regular meeting, presided by President Jim Benesh. Secretary Marie Krikava read the minutes of the last meeting and treasurer Jim Becker gave the treasurer’s report.

The president thanked everyone for all the work and donations given to get the hall cleaned up for this meeting. Plans are underway for the Czech Festival to be held on June 25 at the Brick Hall. The public is invited to attend.

Get-well cards were sent to Darlene Rayman, Roger Rayman and Lowell Nelson.

The state meeting will be held June 11-12 in Owatonna. The group hopes many will attend the national convention, held every four years, which is scheduled for Aug. 24-25 in Frankenmuth, Mich. The group has three delegates going to this convention.