August 2022

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Vol. 125, No. 8

INSIDE A message from President and CEO ➤ Pg. 2

New Vice President of Sales named ➤ Pg. 3

Counselors from overseas share experiences ➤ Pg. 13

hermannsonslife.org

August 2022

Czarnek appointed new President and CEO The Hermann Sons Life Board of Directors has appointed Robin Czarnek as President and CEO. She is the first woman ever to serve as president of the organization. Robin has served as vice president of sales since April 2021 and has more than 30 years experience in the insurance industry. She worked as a national business development manager recruiting and “I understand the importance of managing keeping the legacy alive for agents and was generations to come to continue the an insurance fraternal work our founding fathers agency owner for more than began more than 160 years ago...” 20 years. She – Robin Czarnek holds licenses President and CEO for general lines life and health, as well as general lines property and casualty. She also held licenses for securities during her tenure as an agency owner. A resident of New Braunfels, she is a member of New Braunfels Lodge. She and her husband David have been married for more than 31 years and have two grown children, Haley and Garrett. “We are proud to have Robin lead our organization into a bright future,” Chair of the Board Kimberly Krueger said. “I am honored to have been chosen to lead Hermann Sons Life and will work hard to move Hermann Sons Life forward, Robin said. “I have held many roles in the insurance industry and made it a point to be involved and understand every aspect of the business to be able to better serve all concerned. I grew up going to Hermann Sons Life dance and camp, and Garrett attended camp.” See NEW, Pg. 3

The Hermann Sons Life Board of Directors has appointed Robin Czarnek, right, as President and CEO. She is pictured with Chair of the Board Kimberly Krueger.

Camp fun coming to a close in Comfort Executive Camp Director Ian Brassett reports it was another great summer at Hilltop and Riverside. See more photos on Pgs. 10-12 and read about counselors from overseas and their experiences on Pg. 13.


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HERMANN SONS LIFE USPS 242200 Periodicals Postage Paid at San Antonio, Texas Published Monthly by HERMANN SONS LIFE 515 S. St. Mary’s St. San Antonio, Texas 78205 POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Hermann Sons Life, P.O. Box 1941w San Antonio, TX 78297-1941 DIRECTORS Kimberly Krueger, Chair David Wolf, Vice Chair David R. Noak Stan Steiger Laura Tiffin Gerald Ziemnicki OFFICERS President and CEO Robin Czarnek Vice President of Operations and COO Samantha Schulmeier Kelley Vice President of Finance and CFO Mary Pruitt Vice President of Member Benefits Cecily Kelly Vice President of Sales Teresa Saathoff

COMMITTEES

President and CEO Robin Czarnek is accepting requests for Standing Committee assignments. The committees include the Laws Committee, Member Benefits Committee, Community Engagement Committee and the Business Operations Committee. If interested, notify Robin by email: robinc@hermannsonslife.org

Let's make Hermann Sons Life the best place to be! By ROBIN CZARNEK President and CEO From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for the warm reception you have shown me since joining Hermann Sons Life in April 2021 . My husband, David, and I have enjoyed visiting many lodges and meeting so many of you, and we look forward to meeting many more members at future lodge meetings and events . It is my privilege to have been appointed your President and CEO by our Board of Directors . I am honored for the faith and trust they have placed in me . This is an honor I don’t take lightly . I will be working hard to move Hermann Sons Life forward, as will the Home Office staff . Change is never easy, but everyone of us here at the Home Office is dedicated to ensuring that we do everything possible to not only improve the experience for our members, but to ensure that we are providing the very best products and member benefits as well . I am reminded of the quote by John F . Kennedy, “There are risks and costs to action . But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction .” Hermann Sons Life has been a blessing to so many families across our

great state of Texas and for us, the risk of inaction could mean obsolescence if we don’t move forward . Our Robin Czarnek mission is to ensure our future generations are also able to experience the Hermann Sons Life community that has blessed and enriched our lives . We recognize the need for modern technology, new products and innovation and new ways of being a lodge community, as well as communication with you . With the world moving so fast, we recognize the importance of finding new, better ways to serve you . We are in the middle of testing a new policy administration system to be able to serve you more efficiently and provide the technology and tools you’ve been requesting . We have been listening and are working hard to improve customer service . While technology never rolls out as fast as we would like it to, we want you to know it’s coming, and we’re excited! Your sales team has been researching new products to serve you as well .

We take the responsibility of being your trusted life insurance organization seriously and that means finding new, innovative ways for you to protect your family and your assets . You will be hearing more soon about some exciting product developments that we can’t wait to share with you, so stay tuned! Not only do we strive to be your trusted financial institution, but it is also our mission to “strengthen community .” That means we need to be actively pursuing service opportunities . The pandemic greatly slowed volunteerism, so we need to focus on recommitting ourselves to strengthening our communities through service and financial assistance . It’s important to us to continue the legacy our founding fathers began and to keep the traditions of fraternalism alive . With fraternalism in mind, we are rolling out a new award for 2022, the “Leroy Muehlstein Fraternalist of the Year” award with the blessing of the Muehlstein family . We will be recognizing an agent each year that exhibits what it means to be not only a Hermann Sons Life member, but a humanitarian . We will be accepting nominations from our members for this award in Janu-

ATTENTION LODGE REPORTERS:

Monthly Features

Lodge reporters, with the retirement of Kathie Ninneman, all lodge meeting reports, photos and any information to be included in the Hermann Sons Life newspaper should now be sent to Communications Director Elaine Hernandez Soto. Her email address is elaines@hermannsonslife.org. She can be reached by phone at 210-226-9261, ext. 279. Please give her a call if you have any questions.

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Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerrville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lousie Schuetze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Bielau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Vogt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pershing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Poth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prinz Solms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Round Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rutersville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Marcos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seguin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vineta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yorktown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Calendar of Events In Memoriam Pioneer Members Memorial Donations

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President's Message New vice president of sales Join Hands Day Counselors share experiences

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A message from new vice president Agent training Prize winner Agents participate in Family Fun Day Agent listing

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Dance registration opens Camp photos Shining Stars

New This Month

Lodge Reports Anton Wenzel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boerne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Converse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deanvillie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dunlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ellinger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flatonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fort Worth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gay HIll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harmonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hochheim-Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ary 2023 . We are thrilled to be able to share this with you . Mr . Muehlstein exemplified the true spirit of fraternalism, and it’s our blessing to be able to carry on his good works through our agents . Mr . Muehstein was the ultimate fraternalist who lived life every day by the Hermann Sons Life motto of “Friendship, Love and Loyalty .” He began his Hermann Sons Life journey in 1955 as a member of Harmonia Lodge and served in numerous capacities throughout his life from president of his lodge to being elected Grand President . He served from 1989 to 2009, longer than any other Grand President . He never missed an opportunity to help the community and was quick to volunteer for projects such as Join Hands Day . His reach extended far beyond Hermann Sons Life as he worked as a volunteer in so many ways, from making repairs at a local elementary school to serving in several organizations like the Optimist Club and Boysville . Please know that I am always a phone call or email away and, of course, my door is always open if you want to stop by and visit . We want to hear your ideas and make Hermann Sons Life the best place to be!

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Sales News

Youth in Action


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New vice president of sales appointed Cont’d from Pg. 1 “I understand the importance of keeping the legacy alive for generations to come to continue the fraternal work our founding fathers began more than 160 years ago in building Hermann Sons Life,” she said. Teresa Saathoff has been appointed vice president of sales. Teresa has been a member of Hermann Sons Life since 2004. She is licensed in life and health and was an award-win-

ning agent for 16 years. Teresa started with Hermann Sons Life as a field agent and became a special representative in 2009 and promoted to regional sales manager in 2020. As vice president of sales, Teresa will oversee the Sales Department, the regional sales managers and field agents. Teresa and her husband Doug live in San Antonio and have four adult children, Beau, Brucks, Annie and Emily, and they are all Hermann Sons Life members.

Teresa is a member of Prinz Solms Lodge in Bulverde and has served as vice president of the lodge for more than 12 years. “Teresa brings a wealth of knowledge and insurance expertise to our organization, as well as a desire to ensure every member is provided the service and financial protection they deserve,” Robin said. “She will be such an asset to our agency force, as she already has been in her current role as a regional sales manager.”

Dance enrollment for 2022-2023 open

Join Hands Day donation In observance of Join Hands Day, Hermann Sons Life donated $7,080 to the Greater San Marcos Youth Council (GSMYC). The fund-raiser was held in conjunction with the Convention Assembly held in May in San Marcos. Monetary donations were made by individual members, lodges and the Home Office. Pictured at the check presentation are, left, Vice President of Member Benefits Cecily Kelly and GSMYC representative Julia Ramsey New. Needed items for the children were also collected.

School of Dance registration for 2022-2023 is under way online through the website home page. Informational brochures with registration instructions were mailed to households with eligible juniors who have not previously registered. An email was sent to returning dancers. There are currently 22 schools located in South and Central Texas. Dance locations are provided in the brochure and on the website. The benefit is available to policyholders in good standing who will be 3 to 17 years of age as of Sept. 1, 2022. Deadline to register is Oct. 1. Most classes begin after Sept. 1. Tammi Sutherland is the dance coordinator and can be reached at the Home Office at 800-234-4124, ext. 239 or 210-226-9261, ext. 239.

Events EVERY THURSDAY – It’s Game Night every Thursday night at Hochheim-Prairie Lodge-Turner Hall in Yoakum. Games start at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 361-293-5576. EVERY THURSDAY – It’s Game Night every Thursday night at Brenham Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. EVERY FRIDAY – The San Antonio Home Association Rathskeller hosts Trivia Night at 7 p.m. The Rathskeller is located at 525 S. St. Mary’s St. JULY-AUGUST The Hermann Sons Life Statewide Bowling Tour-

nament will be held the last weekend in July and first weekend in August. AUGUST 14 - The Goodtime Polka and Waltz Club of New Braunfels will host a dance from 3-6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 353 Seguin Ave., New Braunfels. Dujka Brothers from E. Bernard/Brenham will provide music.

If you would like to see your lodge’s event listed here and in the Events section of the Hermann Sons Life website, call Elaine Hernandez Soto, 210-226-9261, ext. 279 or 1-800234-4124, ext. 279 or email to elaines@hermannsonslife. org.

Teresa Saathoff, right, has been appointed as vice president of sales. She is pictured with Robin Czarnek who held the sales position before her promotion to CEO and President.

Editor/Communications Director Elaine Hernandez Soto 210-226-9261, ext. 279 email: elaines@hermannsonslife.org Assistant Editor/Assistant Communications Director Hannah Ruiz-Gruver 210-226-9261, ext. 102 email: hannahrg@hermannsonslife.org Fax: 1-888-443-3377 or 210-892-0252 Website: www.hermannsonslife.org All news articles and photographs should be mailed to: Editor, Hermann Sons Life, P.O. Box 1941, San Antonio, TX 78297-1941 or emailed to: elaines@hermannsonslife.org Deadline for each monthly issue is the 10th of the month of publication. The Hermann Sons Life newspaper is an official publication of Hermann Sons Life. The management and editorial policy of the newspaper shall be in the hands of the President and CEO, and the President and CEO shall have the authority to appoint a member or members of Hermann Sons Life as editor and/or business manager thereof.


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Sales

Saathoff named vice president Our sales team is thrilled to announce the appointment of Teresa Saathoff as the new Vice President of Sales. While Teresa may be newly appointed, she is certainly not new to Hermann Sons Life. Teresa has been working for Hermann Sons Life for the last 18 years, 16 as an agent and special representative and more than two years as regional sales manager. She is an active member of the Prinz Solms Lodge in Bulverde and has served as her lodge’s vice president for more than 12 years. Teresa’s breadth of knowledge of Hermann Sons Life products, as well as the fraternal side of our organization, will be a tremendous asset to

Vice President of Sales Teresa Saathoff our agency force, as well as our members. Our agents know they can count on Teresa for assistance

and appreciate her willingness to eagerly help them, even when it’s after hours. “I want to thank Robin and the Board of Directors for giving me the opportunity to serve as the Vice President of Sales,” Teresa said. I have gained so much insurance knowledge in my 18 years with Hermann Sons Life and look forward to working with the executive team and continuing to work with our awesome sales team and agents. I will continue to make recruiting new agents all over Texas a top priority,” Satthoff said. Join us in welcoming Teresa into her new role as vice president.

Agents earn quarterly bonuses SAN ANTONIO – Hermann Sons Life Agents are being recognized for their second quarter sales efforts. Earning a $300 bonus for turning in 25 applications was John Pacini, and Roxy Pruski earned a $200 bonus with 18 applications. Both represent Region 1. Other Region 1 agents earning $100 bonuses for turning in at least eight applications and more were Celeste Salge, Chris Naughton, Marlin Tanneberger, Shirley Faske, Eulla Krueger and Brenda Huelitt. Seven agents earned bonus money for the amount of

premium income they generated through their sales. This list includes Linda Mattocks, Region 3, and Celeste Salge, Chris Naughton, John Pacini, Shirley Huebinger, Ruth Bailey and Shirley Faske, all from Region 1. The bonus amount ranged from $500 to $100 based on premium income generated. The following agents remain on the Last Agent Standing list, Brenda Heulitt, Brad Klein, Chris Naughton, and John Pacini. They have written at least one application every month beginning in January through the month of June.

Hitzfelder, Smith receive gift cards for new member recommendations The Sales Department is recognizing 29 more recommenders for the month of June. This brings the total to 167 members recommending and a total of 198 new members to Hermann Sons Life in 2022. The winners of the $50 gift cards for June are Emelia A. Hitzfelder of Castroville Lodge and Amberlee G. Smith of New Braunfels Lodge. Congratulations to the following June recommenders. Recommender Cosette C. Bailey, New Braunfels Shannon L. Best, Vineta Anna R. Boone, Corpus Christi Adlea L. Burgess, Corpus Christi John T. Buri, Edelweiss-Magnolia (3) Randall R. Carver, Siemering Annie M. Cook, Plum Karley Emerson, Biry Emerson N. Flessner, Hochhiem-Prairie Alana J. Flores, Bexar Amaya J. Flores, Bexar Lillian G. Flores, Siemering Zachary S. Galland, Castroville (2) Joseph R. Geffert, Yorktown Samuel B. Herandez, Bandera County (2)

Agent Shirley Huebinger Reagan Rogiers Paula Gebert Paula Gebert Gerald Ziemnicki Christopher Naughton Linda Mattocks Dustie Valdez Dennis Wigginton Reagan Rogiers Reagan Rogiers Christopher Naughton Glenford Boehme Judy Wolf Reagan Rogiers

Recommender Emelia A. Hitzfelder, Castroville (3) Candyce L. Holmes, Stern Laura M. Keller, Paul Vogt Cooper W. Lee, Fort Worth Elizabeth L. Martin, Taylor David M. Noack, Giddings Renee H. Pavlica, Vineta Johnna D. Picard, Goliad Patrick J. Real, Seguin Serenity E. Sanchez, Pershing (2) Amanda G. Schulze, La Vernia Amberlee G. Smith, New Braunfels Lori R. Todd, Louise Schuetze Gretchen H. Zapalac, Flatonia

Agent Eulla Krueger Annette Roecker Pamela Poulk Sandra Jones Clifton Klabunde Shirley Faske Mary Seifert Wayne Tiffin Shirley Huebinger Christopher Naughton Marlin Tanneberger John Pacini Christopher Naughton Mary Seifert

Recommend a member and you could win a $50 gift card! Call us at 877-437-6266 or go to hermannsonslife.org and click on the link at the bottom of the Home page!


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Sales

Sales Department takes part in Annual Family Fun Day at Schlitterbahn

Members of the Hermann Sons Life sales team manned a table collecting “request a quote” entries and held a prize drawing. They also featured a game wheel with prizes of Hermann Sons Life merchandise to add to the water park fun. Pictured are, from left, agents John Pacini, Laura Thigpen, Vicki Hinojosa, Brad Klein, Vice President of Sales Robin Czarnek, her husband David and agent Brenda Heulitt. Other sales team members participating but not pictured were John Moore, Annette Roecker and Angela Netherton.

The Sales Department held a drawing for a Hermann Sons Lifebranded collapsible Koozie wagon during Family Fun Day held at Schlitterbahn in June. The winner was Brian Mosser, far right, of Buda pictured with his family and Vice President of Sales Robin Czarnek, left. Brian entered the drawing by submitting a “request a quote” card.

Sales Department adds 11 new agents SAN ANTONIO – The Sales Department has added 11 new agents to the sales team since the start of 2022. “We are proud to welcome our new agents joining Hermann Sons Life,” Vice President of Sales Robin Czarnek said. “All of our agents are

here to serve our members, as are all of us in the Home Office. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance. “ The new agents and their coverage areas are Alexander “Andy” Ramsey, Kilgore; Don Baker, Houston, and The Woodlands; Dustie

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Hermann Sons Life is looking for highly-motivated, service-oriented people to sell its whole life, term life and annuity products. If you have the commitment and determination to help Hermann Sons Life remain a vital and thriving part of the fraternal life insurance industry, you are invited to become part of an organization that has proudly served the families of Texas for more than 160 years.

Sales Department raises fund for donation The Sales Department raffled off a wooden U.S. flag during the Hermann Sons Life Convention Assembly held in May. The winner was Pat Wolf of Wichita Falls Lodge. The drawing raised $1,590 that went toward the Hermann Sons Life donation of more than $6,000 to the San Marcos Youth Council in observance of Join Hands Day. The flag, made by David Czarnek, had the pledge of allegiance inscribed on it.

For more information, call the Hermann Sons Life Sales Department at

877-437-6266 or 210-527-9113 or visit hermannsonslife.org, click Contact Us, Employment

Valdez, Devine; Elsa Del Bosque, Beeville, Victoria and Karnes City; John Pacini, Floresville; Laurie Steele, Devine; Margie Zinsmeyer, Hondo; Melissa Brown, Fort Worth; Pauline Young, La Vernia; Robert Muniz, Katy; and Tami Smith, Marion.

Answers to puzzles on Pg. 24


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In Memoriam of Our Deceased Members

PATRICIA S. HAVEL Pershing Lodge Died Nov. 7, 2018 • Age 84

ANNA D. BORKOWSKI Kerrville Lodge Died Nov. 23, 2021 • Age 97

JAMES E. KAHLICH Rowena Lodge Died April 17, 2022 • Age 65

CHARLES W. GOHMERT Da Costa Lodge Died May 13, 2022 • Age 76

HELEN L. PADDIE Louise Schuetze Lodge Died March 24, 2019 • Age 99

JANET SCHMALRIEDE McGregor Lodge Died Dec. 8, 2021 • Age 91

JOLENE BURNHAM Fredericksburg Lodge Died April 17, 2022 • Age 84

JOHN D. FEST JR. Prinz Solms Lodge Died May 14, 2022 • Age 96

RUBY L. LEHMANN Giddings Lodge Died June 13, 2020 • Age 90

MARGARET E. DAILEY Lockhart Lodge Died Jan. 8, 2022 • Age 50

J.P. ANDERSON El Campo Lodge Died April 19, 2022 • Age 80

WILFORD A. FEY Pershing Lodge Died May 17, 2022 • Age 81

DELBERT W. FRIEDA Poth Lodge Died Oct. 5, 2020 • Age 69

DANIEL P. JANAK Schulenburg Lodge Died Jan. 9, 2022 • Age 41

HOWARD G. SMITH JR. Harmonia Lodge Died April 23, 2022 • Age 90

ALAN C. WESTON Pershing Lodge Died May 19, 2022 • Age 81

JEREMY M. HAVEL Jourdanton Lodge Died Feb. 22, 2021 • Age 46

VIRGINIA E. KOENIG Pershing Lodge Died Jan. 15, 2022 • Age 104

P.J. SCHMELTEKOPF San Marcos Lodge Died April 24, 2022 • Age 95

ALICIA J. MORRIS Pershing Lodge Died May 20, 2022 • Age 76

JEROME A. HAVEL Pershing Lodge Died March 3, 2021 • Age 84

BENNIE L. PREISS Spring Branch Lodge Died Jan. 31, 2022 • Age 75

BERNICE KORUS Louise Schuetze Lodge Died April 28, 2022 • Age 81

MICHAEL L. JANSSEN Gruenau Lodge Died May 20, 2022 • Age 71

ROBERT G. FROEBEL Cat Spring Lodge Died March 17, 2021 • Age 89

ELENORA C. ROHAN Yorktown Lodge Died Feb. 9, 2022 • Age 87

GARY W. WILSON Lone Oak Lodge Died April 29, 2022 • Age 68

EDWARD J. STIBORA Rutersville Lodge Died May 21, 2022 • Age 80

BETTY J. TAUBERT Louise Schuetze Lodge Died May 3, 2021 • Age 88

MANESS E. CHRISTIAN Gonzales Lodge Died Feb. 13, 2022 • Age 83

OLA M. WARD Roscoe Lodge Died April 30, 2022 • Age 94

ALTON J. RAU Hochheim-Prairie Lodge Died May 21, 2022 • Age 88

PRESTON E. WORD JR. Harmonia Lodge Died May 27, 2021 • Age 80

COREY W. GILHOOLY Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge Died Feb. 26, 2022 • Age 29

SHARON J. KADERKA Austin Lodge Died May 5, 2022 • Age 75

EDNA P. WARD Hochheim-Prairie Lodge Died May 22, 2022 • Age 78

RAYMOND F. LEHMANN Giddings Lodge Died July 28, 2021 • Age 97

CATHERINE A. SCALES Seguin Lodge Died Feb. 27, 2022 • Age 84

CURTIS W. MINZENMAYER Coupland Lodge Died May 6, 2022 • Age 93

STACEY L. WHITE Roscoe Lodge Died May 26, 2022 • Age 71

WILLIAM P. TREUDE El Campo Lodge Died Aug. 15, 2021 • Age 85

WALTER G. BRANDT McGregor Lodge Died March 18, 2022 • Age 79

JIMMIE E. BOECK Harmonia Lodge Died May 6, 2022 • Age 93

POSEY E. STEITLE Vineta Lodge Died May 26, 2022 • Age 98

JOSEPH B. KENNA Hochheim-Prairie Lodge Died Aug. 30, 2021 • Age 84

ELDRIDGE W. BRASHER Columbia Lodge Died March 31, 2022 • Age 95

JOAN K. SAHM Brunhilde Lodge Died May 7, 2022 • Age 79

LARRY M. FINDLEY Siemering Lodge Died May 27, 2022 • Age 83

LEON DONNELLY Hocheim-Prairie Lodge Died Sep. 29, 2021 • Age 79

JAMES F. ALSTON Harmonia Lodge Died April 4, 2022 • Age 86

CAROLYN M. VELLA Dallas Lodge Died May 8, 2022 • Age 74

MELVIN W. SINAST Yorktown Lodge Died May 29, 2022 • Age 85

CAROL L. BOWERS Pershing Lodge Died Nov. 2, 2021 • Age 76

HELEN F. KOENIG Da Costa Lodge Died April 8, 2022 • Age 90

DARLEEN M. VANDERFORD Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge Died May 9, 2022 • Age 79

STEVEN W. GROSS Comfort Lodge Died May 31, 2022 • Age 67

REBEL D. FENDLEY Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge Died Nov. 2, 2021 • Age 85

FLOY W. MATHES SR. Brenham Lodge Died April 14, 2022 • Age 88

CAROL Y. JASTER Brenham Lodge Died May 9, 2022 • Age 74

VERNON D. GOEBEL Cat Spring Lodge Died June 1, 2022 • Age 87

BRIAN J. BAUER Kerrville Lodge Died Nov. 18, 2021 • Age 62

WALTER B. MCALLISTER Castroville Lodge Died April 15, 2022 • Age 91

CHESTER F. TOBOLA Da Costa Lodge Died May 10, 2022 • Age 87

The names of deceased members are listed on this page only after a death claim has been filed.


80 Years

70 Years

ELSIE B.B. ROTHE Hondo Victory Lodge

LEON DITTMAR JR. VERNA N. DITTMAR Bernardo Lodge

75 Years

HERBERT W. BEERWINKEL

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Pioneers LESTER WEYAND Rutersville Lodge

BRIAN C. MORGENROTH Corpus Christi Lodge

CAROL A. GOEHRING GLENDA S. LUEDEKER Shelby Lodge

MELISSA B. OEHLKE Cuero Family Lodge SABRA H. SAUER CARL F. STOELTJE Da Costa Lodge

CAROLYN M. GROSSKOPF VELMA R. CHESTNUTT BETTY J. DEUERLING Austin Lodge

DONALD E. MUELLER Shiner Lodge

MILTON O. NELSON Bernardo Lodge

JAMES D. CARICO ROBERT W. FARLEY SR. Siemering Lodge

JANE A. BARON MILTON E. CHARANZA JENNIFER R. PERRY Deanville Lodge

GENEVA A. FREELS Taylor Lodge

MONTE R. HENSLEY El Campo Lodge

CAROL R. PAPE Vineta Lodge

RUSSELL A. FREYTAG CARL J. MICA RENEE H. PAVLICA BEVERLY A. PONDER GRETCHEN H. ZAPALAC THOMAS E. ZAPALAC Flatonia Lodge

Brenham Lodge

RAYMOND W. KURTZ Brenham Lodge ROBERT WIEDERHOLD JR. Deanville Lodge GLADYS CAMPION KEVIN A. MALATEK Gonzales Lodge

BARBARA L. JONES Cat Spring Lodge JOHN E. GOFORTH ARLEN G. LEEDER LAURA L. RHODES THOMAS L. RUSCH RALPH W. SPENRATH Comfort Lodge JOHN LACOKE II Dallas Lodge JOHN W. MUELLER Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge

CATHERINE E. BLASCHKE ALTON R. SEIFERT FRANKIE L. SEIFERT JAMES C. FELDER Gruenau Lodge LILLIAN F. KANZ Kypfer-Salge Lodge LINDA L. ADAMS CURTIS R. HEHMAN New Bern Lodge DARVIN L. DIETERT New Braunfels Lodge HAROLD G. HUFF Orange Grove Lodge

ALBERT L. PAPE III Harmonia Lodge ROBERT R. EITZE Hondo Lodge JOHN T. HOLLMAN Karnes City Lodge THERESA A. BROWN MARY L. BURNELL Louise Schuetze Lodge WILLIE HAVERLAND Paige Lodge

JUDY F. JOHNSON SHIRLEY A. BURROWS Rosenberg-Richmond Lodge

CHARLES L. YOUNG JR. Waco-Robinson Lodge

60 Years LARRY L. SCHMIDT BETTY J. SMITH Boerne Lodge ROGER D. ECKERT WALDEMAR N. SCHRAMM Brenham Lodge LISA A. HASSOLD SONIA M. HASTY KELLY J. ROGERS Brunhilde Lodge ALAN D. FRITSCHE Bryan Lodge

ROBERT J. NAWARA Waco-Robinson Lodge

SIDNEY R. OGDEN Prinz Solms Lodge DELVIN L. REUTER Rosenberg-Richmond Lodge

GORDON R. WALLECK Karnes City Lodge DEBORAH L. ANNABLE DEBRA J. DUMENIL Kerrville Lodge ROBERT T. CRUNK MELINDA G. ELLERBEE Kirby Lodge LEON H. MUELLER La Grange Lodge

SHARI L. NOWOTNY Gonzales Lodge

DEANNE A. ENGELKE MICHAEL J. HILBERT Laubach Lodge

CLARENCE E. THIEME JR. Gruenau Lodge

GERALD W. STOWE Comfort Lodge

CURTIS D. HABY Helotes Lodge

TINA M. GILSON Converse Lodge

REBECCA J. BALZEN VANESA A. HYBNER AUDREY K. KATCSMORAK GARRY P. KATCSMORAK DIANA L. PRASIFKA REBECCA D. TYMRAK GERALD W. ZUHLKE Jourdanton Lodge

O.L. KNEUPPER JR. La Vernia Lodge

LANA D. ANDERSON KENNETH W. SHEPHERD Cibolo Lodge

BRYCE N. FROEBEL Cat Spring Lodge

LISA J. SCHWEERS CATHERINE A. TSCHIRHART Hondo Victory Lodge

ALAN B. RUNGE Gay Hill Lodge

ROBERT T. FOEGELLE JR. BRADLEY J. HABY PAUL H. HOPPER JOHN A. POPP F. DONALD RIGDON JR. ERNEST E. ROGERS MICHAEL W. WINKLER Harmonia Lodge

Pershing Lodge

PHYLLIS A. HOFFMAN Vineta Lodge

TIMOTHY DOOLEY ROBERTA PRIESS PEGGY C. SCHWARZLOSE Fredericksburg Lodge

BRENDA L. HILL LARRY W. LEGLER Hochheim-Prairie Lodge

CAROL A. JONAS DONNA R. MALKOSKY MARY C. RAY PENNY G. RIGDON Louise Schuetze Lodge ANNIE L. BLUMBERG GLENN A. WOHLFAHRT Marion Lodge TERRE R. RICHTER Mission-Alamo Lodge BOBBY L. SCHERNIK New Bern Lodge CONTINUED ON PG. 8


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60 Years JONI R. CALKINS SUSAN V. CLAYTON JAMES M. GOFF MARVIN S. JARISCH RHONDA J. MILLS BRENDA K. NEUSE KEVIN A. WENZEL New Braunfels Lodge JOYCE A. SCHUENEMANN Nordheim Lodge VICKIE L. WILHITE Old Glory Lodge SHERRI U. GABBERTY Paul Vogt Lodge CAROL A. DREYER KAREN A. FRIESENHAHN PEGGY S. GRESHAM CATHY J. HEVNER ERNESTINE A. IERIEN MARRISSA O'LEARY PRISCILLA O'LEARY ELAINE K. PARTIN ALAN R. SIFFORD Pershing Lodge ROBERT J. PENKSA ARLENE E. PESCHKE GENELDA C. STAHMER Plum Lodge LANCE K. REINHARD DENA L. REININGER PHYLLIS A. SHORT JOSEPH B. WIATREK Poth Lodge

RICHARD C. CLEARMAN FRANCES M. MARTINKA Schwertner Lodge RICHARD A. ELLEY BEVERLY D. KOEPSEL LINDA D. SCHULZ Seguin Lodge JOAN M. BRUNE Shelby Lodge PERRY E. WEGENER Shiner Lodge PAUL A. BLANCHARD WANDA G. ELIZONDO VICKI L. JAMES JOSEPH C. SCHNEIDER GENE C. SNIDER Siemering Lodge MICHAEL L. SMITH Twin Sisters Lodge JAMIE L. GARCIA JUDY A. JACOBS CYNTHIA L. STOKES DEBORA L. THOMAS LORETTA A. WOTIPKA-RIELY Vineta Lodge

Pioneers DARREN D. JASTER Brenham Lodge

BRIAN N. LUENSMANN McGregor Lodge

PEGGY L. BROCKENBUSH Cameron Lodge

RODNEY D. MCCAFFERTY Needville Lodge

KAREN E. BURRER SYLVIA J. KEMPF Castroville Lodge

KELLY D. HELMCAMP New Braunfels Lodge

GEORGIE W. WILBANKS HENRY D. WILBANKS Columbia Lodge BRUCE W. HASTINGS CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS JEFFREY C. HASTINGS SHEILA M. SCHMIDT Comfort Lodge

F.D. MITSCHERLING JR. Da Costa Lodge JAMES B. BARON Deanville Lodge GAYLAN O. MUELLER Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge CHAD E. WOYEWODZIC Fort Worth Lodge BRANDON E. KELLEY Gonzales Lodge LISA V. MCDONALD Gruenau Lodge

DEBBRA L. BRACKIN Weesatche Lodge

DAVID S. HERRMANN ARTHUR W. HILLERT III MICHAEL L. TEZEL Harmonia Lodge

CLARENCE A. GERFERS JR. Prinz Solms Lodge

WILLIAM C. BOLDT Yorktown Lodge

PEARLIE F. WAGNER Round Top Lodge

50 Years

CURTIS J. KALINA Rowena Lodge

DAVID E. HERRING JASON H. HERRING PAUL J. HOLUB Anton Wenzel Lodge

SANDRA A. CHOVANEC ROY LIEBSCHER Rutersville Lodge

SHERRY L. MILLS DIANA L. STEPHENS RONALD M. WHITE Bandera County Lodge

DONALD M. BOHAC SHELDON I. LIPPMAN THERESA M. SCHLEBACH LINDA M. WAGNER Schulenburg Lodge

KYLE R. GROSS Bellville Lodge SHELLY R. BERGMANN Boerne Lodge

ILENE Y. B. DAHL Weesatche Lodge

VALERIE D. SMASAL Pershing Lodge

PAMELLA J. GREER SHARON M. ROSE Vineta Lodge

DAVID A. LUDWIG Sealy Lodge CAROL J. LILIE DEREK W. LUENSMANN LORI A. WINKELMANN Seguin Lodge

PHIL S. HOEFLING Yorktown Lodge

DAWN N. WILSON Cuero Family Lodge

RICHARD N. YOUNG Waco-Robinson Lodge

JOHN T. HENNIG WILLIAM R. STEPHENSON Womack Lodge

KARIN H. BECKENDORF HELEN H. BERRIDGE THOMAS J. GAVLICK CHRISTOPHER J. LANGE CAROL H. MOREY DANNY D. TEAGUE Siemering Lodge

JOE W. BUETHE MICHAEL D. CHILEK MERLITA C. L. DEXTER LAURIE A. GADDY ERNEST J. KNEZEK BRUCE K. MATUSEK Hochheim-Prairie Lodge MYLINDA A. SWIERC Hondo Victory Lodge BRIAN W. HOELSCHER DAVID P. VASEK Houston Lodge WADE W. ALBRECHT Kirby Lodge TINA N. NICKEL Lockhart Lodge LAURIE K. COOPER BEVERLY S. P. GRUN JAMIE R. PIATZ Louise Schuetze Lodge

Donations Donations to the Retirement Home in Memory of: RANDALL C. EBNER Donor: Giddings Lodge

CAROLYN M. VELLA Donor: Dallas Lodge

MONICA R. ROBLEDO PAUL E. MATTKE JR. Donor: La Vernia Lodge

LEROY MUEHLSTEIN LINDA MUEHLSTEIN Donor: Ellinger Lodge

MICHAEL A. COFFEY PAMELA C. HERRIDGE ALAN C. WESTON Donor: Pershing Lodge

BURKE HANNIBAL Donor: Boerne Lodge

Donations to the Retirement Home Scholarship Fund in Memory of: LUCRETIA BOCK MOYRA F. CRENWELGE Donors: New Braunfels Lodge

CECIL J. MCLAUGHLIN Donors: Sam & Sandra Jones

Donations to the Camp Scholarship Fund in Memory of: EDWARD J. STIBORA Donors: Rutersville Lodge

Donations to the Grief Support Session: In memory of Marvin Kriewald Dunlay Lodge


Join Hands Day

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LAUBACH LODGE members cleaned Lone Oak Cemetery in Seguin in observance of Join Hands Day. They cleaned out old flowers, trimmed weeds, trees and shrubs.

MOULTON LODGE presented a check to the Moulton EMS in observance of Join Hands Day. Pictured are, from left, Ronnie De La Rosa, representative of Moulton EMS, Secretary-Treasurer Allyne Chapman and Vice President Kathy Koch.

LA VERNIA LODGE joined with Thrivent Financial on May 5 for a Join Hands Day project. Members cleaned up the Kicaster Cemetery, an old community cemetery maintained by volunteers. The service team trimmed tree limbs, shrubs, cut down and hauled away dead trees, cuttings and old deteriorated flowers. Volunteers pictured are Robert Reeves, Darleen Reeves, Donna Prater with Darleen’s grandson, Tony Prater and Troy Stork. La Vernia Lodge Join Hands Day volunteers Beth and Tim Brooks, their grandson Clayton, a member of the lodge, and Tony Prater are pictured at Kicaster Cemetery.

PRINZ SOLMS LODGE assisted the Bulverde Community Center with its annual Chicken Dinner in observance of Join Hands Day. The lodge hosted the cake booth at the event held in April. Members donated pies and cakes for the booth and $800 was made in sales. Members also assisted with cooking and serving. Entertainment included members of the Hill Country School of Dance students. Proceeds go toward the center’s operation costs.

Pictured are La Vernia Lodge members Marlin and Sharon Tanneberger. They were among the lodge volunteers that cleaned Kicaster Cemetery in May.


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Boys enjoy Camp fun at Hilltop


Riverside fun keeps girls busy!

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Weekly dance brings campers together


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Counselors from overseas share Camp experience By ELAINE HERNANDEZ SOTO Communications Director Editor’s Note: Only camp nicknames of the counselors were used for security purposes. COMFORT – “Bugs, the heat and everything is massive!” That’s some of the things Hermann Sons Life Camp counselors from overseas said about Texas. And even though “Shankly” of Liverpool says she liked the heat, they could all agree on one thing – they said everyone is so kind here and they loved everything about Camp. Executive Camp Director Ian Brassett hired 21 counselors, 11 kitchen staff employees and four maintenance staff employees from overseas this summer. They came from England, Hungary, Germany, Mexico, Columbia, Wales and Brazil. “It has been wonderful! These guys are great – I have no complaints,” Ian said. “I couldn’t be happier and hope to have them return.” Ian originally came to the United States in 1988 as a soccer and tennis counselor from Kings Lynn, England, and spent four summers working seasonally. In 1992 he emigrated to the United States. “I was in their shoes,” Ian said about the counselors. He said it’s not only a wonderful experience for the counselors but for the campers as well. “A lot of these campers have never been out of Texas – it’s good for the kids to be exposed to the different cultures, languages, accents and different perspectives on life,” he said. He explained the benefits are twofold. The hiring of the counselors is not only beneficial to the counselors and campers, but it helped fill staff vacancies. He said, like everywhere else in the state, he was struggling to find employees. “I went from not enough staff to now too many!” he said, adding it was a nice problem to have. Ian began his search in September and the counselors arrived in May for training. The counselors said they learned about the Camp openings online and said

Five of the 11 counselors from overseas working at Camp this summer recently shared their experiences. They included, from left, Duke Tassels, 19, Shankly, 23, and Shrek, 19, all of England, Waste, 19, of Hungary and Tuuunes , 21, of Scotland.

they were specifically looking to experience employment abroad. “Shankly,” who is 23 years old, said she had never attended camp before but fell in love with all the activities, especially the climbing wall and surprisingly the heat. “Where I’m from it’s so gloomy, but not here,” she said. “I love the atmosphere here and meeting all the new people.” The counselors agreed the most rewarding part of the experience was getting to know the campers. “Tuuune,” 21, said her favorite part was having the kids build trust in her. “That’s pretty cool, realizing they love me!” she said. An emotional “Shrek,” 19, of Scotland, said the experience that meant the most to him was having a camper tell him he did not have a lot of friends, but he considered him his best friend. “You feel like they are all your

best friends,” “Shankly” added. “Everyone has been so nice here,” “Waste,” 21, of Hungary said. “They were so accepting, showed us around and just took good care of us.” The counselors said they have also built strong friendships with each other and do plan to stay in touch. They have enjoyed sightseeing and different activities during their free time. Since their visas don’t expire for a while, they said a group of them plan to travel together to see more of the U.S. before going home. A few more things the counselors pointed out about Texas – everything has sugar, everyone knows the pledge of allegiance, you can turn right on a red light, bug bites and of course the heat can be overwhelming at times. “And everyone is so nice,” Shrek said. The counselors all agreed and explained that Americans aren’t always portrayed as nice

and kind, but they found that not to be true here. “No one is as kind as the people are here,” Shrek said. “They have all been so nice and well-mannered.” The counselors said the experience of living and working abroad and away from their families has been a good experience for their journey into adulthood.

“I’ve actually enjoyed having to learn to be responsible for myself,” Shrek said. “Like doing my own laundry!” Working daily from 7:30 a.m. until about 10 p.m. has been a good lesson in discipline, they said. Given the opportunity, the five counselors interviewed, said they would all love to return next year.


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Hermann Sons Life hosts Family Fun Day at Schlitterbahn The 2022 Hermann Sons Life Family Fun Day was held in June at Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels. More than 200 Shining Stars and their families, members, Home Office staff, agents and officers enjoyed a lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs and a day of water fun. Family Fun Day is held annually. Registered Shining Stars are admitted free of charge and receive a free drink cup. Members are offered discounted tickets. Juniors can sign up to be Shining Stars by using the form on the back page of the newspaper or on our website. hermannsonslife.org

Pictured on right is Seguin Lodge member Cory Hawkins, grandson of Agent Annette Roecker and Member and Agent Vicki Hinojosa, right, is pichis friend Coulter Gage. tured with her family.

Home Office Member Benefits Representative Jacqueline Klein is pictured with sons Jack, left, and Colt.

Julianna and Memphis Zyrowski were ready to hit the waves.

Members Sir Johnson, front, and Donteyvin Adams, grandsons of Home Office Facility Administrative Assistant LaWanda Gibbons enjoy the water.

Agent Annette Roecker joined the Fun Day activities.

Home Office Administrative Assistant Beth Williams is all smiles.

Aria Gruver, daughter of Home Office Assistant Communications Director Hannah Ruiz-Gruver enjoys the water fun.

Home Office Senior Programmer Analyst Rebecca Henley, left, is pictured with her family, Ashley and Torey Deike and their sons Alexander, left, and Ashton, all members of Helotes Lodge.

Home Office Facility Administrative Assistant LaWanda Gibbons enjoys lunch.

Ron Huelitt is pictured with the game wheel. The Sales Department gave away Hermann Pictured are grandchildren of Home Office Communications Director Elaine Hernandez Soto, all members of Seguin Lodge. They Sons Lodge merchandise as prizes. are from left, Isaac Rocha, Madilynn Castillo, Calliope Molina and Isidro Rocha, left, pictured with friend Quinn Stanley.


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Louise Schuetze Lodge will meet Aug. 8 Louise Schuetze Lodge met at Paloma Blanca Mexican Restaurant in July for the annual dinner out. Members enjoyed a meal and margaritas. Members celebrated the birthdays of Mary Theresa Trujillo, Carol Grill and Susan Rabel. Susan is a new member. Longtime member Alice Naughton celebrated her 108th birthday. The lodge will meet on Aug. 8 in the Rathskeller. Members are asked to bring their favorite salad to share.

Harmonia Lodge celebrates anniversary

Yorktown Lodge celebrates July Fourth Yorktown Lodge celebrated July Fourth at the hall on Sunday, July 3, with a free dance, hamburgers and hot dogs. Everyone danced the night away to music by Stephanie Ross and the Southern Drive Band. The lodge held a free dance July 8 with music provided by the band Verdigo which consists of local high school musicians.

SAN ANTONIO – Harmonia Lodge will meet Aug. 11. The lodge will provide fried chicken and members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. The lodge celebrated its 161st anniversary at the July meeting. Next Door Catering Service served a meal of pork steak and sides. There were approximately 25 members and guests present. The lodge welcomed new member Kolten Anthony Luman, age 13. He was signed by Agent John Pacini. The lodge mourns the loss of members Howard G. Smith Jr., age 89, who died on April 23, 2022, and was a member since 2003, and Jimmie E. Boeck, age 93, who died on May 6, 2022, and was a member since 1954. Jake White reported the Harmonia Cemetery fence was severely damaged. Repairs and costs will be discussed at the officers’ meet-

The Harmonia Lodge attendance prize winners in July pictured with President Rene Kraus, center, were John Hoog, left, and Albert Ranzau.

Jennifer DeWinne won the splitthe-pot prize at the July meeting of Harmonia Lodge. She is pictured with President Rene Kraus.

ing on Aug. 4. Mike Gumpp proposed honoring some previous members as “Harmonia Legends.” Mike Beam suggested a council be formed to make selections. Celebrating birthdays in July were Matt Kraus, Alan Cobb, Karen Steiger and Angelina

Kretzschmar, wives of Stan Steiger and Charles Kretzschmar respectively. Charles and Angelina celebrated an anniversary in July. The attendance-prize winners were Albert Ranzau and John Hoog, and the split-the-pot winner was Jennifer DeWinnie. – Reporter

Yorktown Lodge hosted a domino tournament on June 18. The winners were Robert Jaramillo, Jimmy Jaeger and Jerry Jaeger.

Yorktown Lodge hosted a pool tournament on June 17 with a good turnout. The winners were Trey Schuenemann, Felix Fonseca and Sergio Davila.

Seguin Lodge awards prizes Seguin Lodge door prize winners in June were, from left, Allen Gescheidle, Tom and Mary Allison, Joi Barnes, Velma Huebner and Tim Kolbe.


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Round Top Lodge observes Flag Day in June ROUND TOP – Round Top Lodge observed Flag Day at the June meeting. Members wore red, white and blue and a special poem written by Howard Schnauber entitled, “I Am the Flag,” was read by Jeanette Schoenst. At the close of the meeting, Jeanette read the lyrics to “Ragged Old Flag” by Johnny Cash. The lodge welcomed transfer member Ray Ullrich. Agent Linda Mattocks reported dance class registration was in progress and camp registration was still open. It was announced the lodge will sponsor a country store at the Ledbetter Fire Department feast event in October. A moment of silent prayer was observed for the passing of Delvin Zingelmann who died on June 13, 2022, at the age of 94. A get-well prayer was said for Jo Ann Schlabach.

Round Top Lodge recognized birthday celebrants Sedalia Ullrich, from left, and Sophie Rauch at the June meeting. Community Coordinator Melanie Rauch said she had sent out get-well cards. She also read the poem “That Once Was Us,” as a fun way to look way back. Happy Birthday was sung for Sedalia Ullrich and Sophie Rauch who turned 18. Celebrating anniversaries were Ted and Margie Stardig, 62 years;

Anniversary celebrants recognized at the June meeting of Round Top Lodge were, Ted and Margie Stardig , Carol and Doug Fewell, Jo Ann and Ray Ullrich and Mert and Leonard Meinkowsky. Mert and Leonard Meinkowsky, 58 years; Jo Ann and Ray Ullrich, 49 years; and Carol and Doug Fewell, 44 years. Door prize winners were Betty Porter and Leonard Meinkowsky. Attendance-prize winners were Jeanette Schoenst, Sedalia Ullrich, Lynette Hamilton, Pearlie

Wagner and Sophie Rauch. The next meeting was scheduled for July 28. The new Serving Committee for the next three months includes Mary and Melanie Rauch, Bob and Betty Porter, Jeff and Cathy Gau. Thank you to Ted and Margie

Stardig, Barton and Lila Garlin and Pearlie and Wayne Wagner for serving the past three months. Members enjoyed chili dogs with potato salad, green salad, veggies and fruit plus lots of desserts provided by members. – Reporter

Vineta plans celebration SAN ANTONIO – Vineta Lodge is making plans for its anniversary celebration on Sept 1. A catered meal will be served. Call 210-602-5147 by Aug. 24 for reservations. Past presidents will be honored, and pins will be presented to pioneer members. Members who have been notified by letter of their membership pin are invited to attend to

Ellinger Lodge earns certificate of achievement Ellinger Lodge observed Flag Day in June. The lodge received a certificate of achievement for reaching its goal in the 2021 new member campaign. Members pictured with the flag and the certificate are, from left, Gerald Schulmeier, Irvin Schulmeier, Donnie Koehl, Dennis Niesner, Jerry Krenek, Elaine Koehl, Diane Marusik, Omega Wied and Norman Wied.

Flatonia Lodge awards scholarships FLATONIA – Flatonia Lodge meets quarterly the second Wednesday of the month. At the last meeting, thank-you letters were read from Ali Janecka, Annie Charanza, Katharine Bruns, Analyn Kozelski, Karli Siptak and Trista Alvarado for the

scholarships they received from the lodge. A discussion on future meetings was planned for the next meeting at Darling’s Diner. Birthday celebrants included Cassidy Bean, Mariana Jackson, Zev Carl, Leighton Jackson,

Renee Pavlica, Meredith Bean, Coleen B. Carl and Judy Pate. Celebrating anniversaries were Renee and Kenny Pavlica and Hank and Karen Novak. The door prize winner was Gretchen Zapalac. – Helen Steinhauser

be recognized. Please RSVP. At the July meeting, the lodge welcomed new junior member Amelia Bennett Wood. Thanks go to Debbie Jordan for preparing the meal. Attendance-prize winners were Mary Ann Pintaric, Debbie Jordan, Ruth Bailey and Paisley Jordon. The split-the-pot winner was Mary Ann Pintaric. – Reporter

Vineta Lodge member Paisley Jordan, right, celebrated a birthday in July. President Debbie Jordan and Paisley’s grandmother presented her a gift from the lodge. Paisley is a seventhgeneration member of Hermann Sons Life.


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Kerrville will hold social Aug. 3 KERRVILLE – Kerrville Lodge will meet on Aug. 3 for a social at the Acapulco Restaurant in Kerrville at 6:30 p.m. The lodge will cover the cost of the meal. Please call 830-864-4095 to RSVP. At the June 1 meeting held at The Hill Country Veterans Center, members agreed to purchase two flags for K’Star in honor of Flag Day. K’Star is an emergency shelter for displaced children and provides youth

and family counseling services. On Flag Day, June 14, President Tony Straube, Vice President Scott Shoemaker and Secretary-Treasurer Juanice Grona met at the K’Star Counseling Center to present the flags. Also attending were Sergio, Menella and Haley Salazar and two counselors from K’Star. Tony was asked to show them the proper way to fold the flag and to handle the retirement of the old flag. Later that day, Ser-

gio returned to the shelter to hold a flag ceremony with the children. Going forward, meetings will be held at the Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview Lane, unless otherwise noted. For any questions or concerns, call Juanice Grona at 830-8644095. The tentative meeting schedule is Oct. 5 and Dec. 2. Members enjoyed a meal of sandwiches and cookies. – Juanice Grona

Kerrville Lodge donated two flags to the K’Star children’s shelter in observance of Flag Day. Sergio Mennella helps Tony Straube retire the old flag that flew over K’Star.

Marion Lodge will meet Sept. 15 MARION - Marion Lodge will meet Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Marion Community Library at 7 p.m. Members recently gathered to celebrate summer with a bowling night. Members enjoyed hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken

strips and drinks. The lodge awarded scholarships to graduating seniors Kaylie Cerda and Morgan Moltz. Kaylie will attend the Mays Business School at Texas A & M University. The lodge has met its new

membership goal and recently welcomed eight new members. The oldest member present was Thelma Zwicke and the youngest was her great-grandson, Hank Grimm. Door prizes were awarded. – Reporter

Paul Vogt Lodge member graduates Paul Vogt Lodge member Delaney Poulk recently graduated from Marion High School and was in the top 15 of her class. She will attend Mays Business School at Texas A&M at College Station.

Houston meets for social HOUSTON – Houston Lodge met June 13 at Tia Maria’s for a social hour and dinner and welcomed transfer member Jeff Korahe. Darlene Ellison reported Judy Muske’s mother, Hiro Watanabe, passed away on May 20, 2022. Delegate Patricia Bushman reported on the Convention Assembly held in May. Patricia served on the Appeals Committee. She reported Kimberly Krueger was elected to the Board of Directors and elected

to serve as chair of the board. Discussion included the Retirement Home and renovations at the annex. Since meetings are being held at restaurants from now on, Vice President Patrica Bushman will see if she can get an estimate on the lodge’s property at Sokol Hall. Happy Birthday was sang to Samantha Thomason. Call or text Catherine Manchack at 832-443-0469 for details on the next meeting. – Catherine Manchack

Marion Lodge scholarship recipient Kaylie Cerda is pictured with President Morris Vader.

Oldest member present at the last meeting of Marion Lodge was Thelma Zwicke pictured with her great-grandson, Hank Grimm, the youngest member present.

Boerne Lodge welcomes new junior in July BOERNE – Boerne Lodge will meet at noon on Friday, Aug. 5, at Kronkosky Place. Please call by 9 a.m. to make a lunch reservation. The lodge welcomed new junior member, Eden Leeann Gi-

usti in July. The parents of baby Eden are Cameron and Kendall Giusti of Boerne. Viva Mae Schwarz was a guest at the July 1 meeting. Barbara D’Spain read correspondence and thanked Jean

Carr, speaker at the May meeting on the Family History Place. Sam Franklin celebrated a birthday in July. Viva Mae Schwarz won the July Fourth bingo game. – Reporter


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Fort Worth Lodge will hold Zoom meeting Sept. 11 FORT WORTH – Fort Worth Lodge will meet Sept. 11 via a Zoom meeting at 3 p.m. so members can stay at home and out of the heat. Members who have any suggestions for a Make a Difference Day project are asked to contact Shannon Jones. The weather continues to keep most inside and out of the heat, but don’t let that keep you from recommending a new member. Call your friends and talk to them about Hermann Sons Life and ask them to join. Let’s meet and beat the new member goal this year. Also, by recommending a new member, you have a chance to win a $50 gift card. Parents of campers are reminded to email camp pic-

tures to sandraj1966@yahoo. com and any camp stories your camper would like to share. Sympathy was extended to the family of Cecil McLaughlin. Cecil joined the lodge on May 6, 1962. He served on the Home Association. There was never a lodge dance that you did not see him and his wife Jackie out on the dance floor. He was also an avid bowler. Chad Woyewodzic will receive his 50-year membership pin. He has been a member since Aug. 29, 1972. He lives in Vancouver, Canada. In June, two lodge members traveled to Addison, Ill. and joined with two other Hermann Sons Life members to bowl in the USBC nationals. Members from Fort Worth were Cathy

Simmank and Sandra Jones. They had bowled doubles together 49 years ago and teamed up again after years of bowling on different teams. They placed fifth place in doubles for their division. They met up with Beverly Kubala, a member of Schulenburg Lodge and Sherry Wardlaw from Comfort Lodge, who now lives in Georgia. Happy anniversary to Karen and Bill Lane who celebrate 25 years on Aug. 9. Happy Birthday wishes are extended to Otto Brauer, Mickenzee Brown, Jo Ann Bullock, Donnie Burns, Ronne Burns, Ronnie Burns-Lane, Robert Creed, Krystal Emshoff, Cole Gibson, Ronnie Jones, Devon Kassler, Leela Minter and John Stephenson. – Reporter

Hermann Sons Life members participating in the USBC Women’s National Bowling Tournament in Addison, Ill. this summer included, from left, Beverly Kubala of Schulenburg Lodge, Sandra Jones and Cathy Simmank, both of Fort Worth Lodge and Sherry Wardlaw of Comfort Lodge who resides in Georgia. They placed fifth in doubles in their division.

Rutersville plans next meeting for Aug. 3

Rutersville Lodge anniversary celebrants in July were Roy and Susie Weyand.

RUTESVILLE – Rutersville Lodge will meet Aug. 3 and chili dogs will be served. Members are asked to bring a side or dessert. The Family Fun Night was scheduled for July 23. The event included a meal of fried fish with trimmings. Members provided snacks, chips and desserts and items for a silent

auction. Agent Linda Mattocks attended the July meeting. She was congratulated by the members and Director David Noak for being named the top producing agent for 2021. She was honored during the Agent’s Award Banquet held in June. Jo Ann Mueller of the

Poth welcomes new members POTH – Poth Lodge welcomed three new members and three transfer members at the July meeting. The new members are Bo Edward Pawelek, Piper Emery Parsons and Carter Smith. Transfer members are Gladys Elaine Rowley, Gylon J. Oehlke and Catherine E. Okhlke. All members are invited and urged to attend meetings held the first Sunday of each month at 2 p.m. The lodge scholarship was awarded to Kali Cutsinger. She will attend Texas Lutheran University. James Lowak was elected to fill the vacant vice president position. Correspondence received from

the Home Office included acknowledgement of a $25 donation in the name of Lucille Novak to the Retirement Home and the $25 Join Hands Day donation to the Greater San Marcos Youth Council. Since there was no meeting last month, the delegates reported on the Convention Assembly held in May. It was reported the hall would be painted including the storage building. Members selected colors. Celebrating birthdays in June and July were Pamela Cutsinger, Elizabeth Cutsinger and Cloe Bostick. The door prize winners were Virginia Maha and Chris

Poth Lodge birthday celebrants recognized were Pamela Cutsinger, Elizabeth Cutsinger and Cloe Bostick. Kotara. The names of Ryann Boening, Heidi Lynn Rotter and Lidia Joy Pantuso were drawn for the kitty prize, but they were not in attendance, so the prize increases. – Reporter

Cheer Committee reported sending sympathy cards to the Alan Kuntschik family, the Nolan Meinardus family and Ingeborg Altwein. Congratulations went out to Trent and Kourtney Schielack on the arrival of a newborn daughter, Stella Rae. Roy and Susie Weyand celebrated an anniversary in July.

Attendance-prize winners were Susie Weyand, Cheryl Kuhn, Margie Svrcek, C. D. Jenkins and Sherry Noak. A meal of beef and chicken fajitas was prepared by Brian Mueller and helpers Ricky Kuhn and Larry Shimek. Members brought various sides and desserts. – Reporter

New Bielau to meet Oct. 3 WIEMAR – New Bielau Lodge will meet Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Weimar Subway. At the July meeting, Agent Mary Kay Seifert gave a Camp update and reported dance registration has opened.

Celebrating birthdays in July were Dorothy Chevalier and Mariette Bellamy. Members enjoyed cake, ice cream, snacks and drinks. – Reporter

Dunlay holds June meeting DUNLAY – Dunlay Lodge held its monthly meeting on June 21. A moment of silence was held in memory of departed member Marvin Kriewald. Marvin was born April 30, 1934, in San Antonio. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and later farmed and

ranched in the Medina County area. He was an active member of the lodge since Aug. 18, 1964. Both of Marvin’s sons, Ronnie and David, are also members of the lodge. The next meeting was scheduled for July 19. – Reporter


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Pershing Lodge donates to New Braunfels Food Bank SAN ANTONIO – Pershing Lodge will meet Aug. 3. Members are asked to bring salads, wrapped sandwiches or desserts to the meeting. A memorial service will be held at the Sept. 7 meeting for members who have passed away in the last year. A meal of chicken tenders with sides will be served. Members must RSVP for this meeting for an accurate food count. Call the office at 210-227-3085. At the July meeting, Chaplain Tony Valek reported the passing of Michael A. Coffey, Pamela C. Herridge and Alan Coleman Weston. Members Ron and Pat Plouch, President Beth Warne and Janilla Kilborn went to the New

Pershing Lodge donated $290 to the New Braunfels Food Bank in June. Pictured at the presentation were Ron and Pat Plouch, President Beth Warne, Janilla Kilborn and Marilyn Leonard.

Pershing Lodge members Pat and Ron Plouch celebrated a wedding anniversary in July.

Braunfels Food Bank on June 25 and presented a donation of $290. A friend of Beth’s, Mar-

sary in July. Tony Valek won the $35 attendance prize, and Betty

ilyn Leonard, also joined them. Ron and Pat Plouch, celebrated their 35th wedding anniver-

Gay Hill will meet Oct. 6 at Smitty’s GAY HILL – The next meeting of Gay Hill Lodge is at Smitty’s Café on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. Birthday celebrants recognized at the July meeting were Paige Fischer, Charlie Schroeder, Stanley Klekar, Bobby Lehde and Billy Lehde. Celebrating anniversaries this quarter were Lance and Holly Lehde and Bobby and Barbara Lehde. Agent Donnie Blinka was in attendance. Sympathy cards were sent to the families of Alton Seilheimer and Gernell Jasinski. Members voted to make donations to the Brenham Gamechangers that buys school supplies for unprivileged children and to the Washington County Fair Champion Drive that provides for special needs children to show fair animals in the livestock show. – Reporter

Opiela won the split-the-pot drawing. – Dorothy Pawlik

Anton Wenzel celebrates anniversaries

Gay Hill Lodge President Stanley Klekar accepts a plaque from Paige Fischer, Washington County Fair representative, presented in appreciation of the lodge’s donation to the Washington County Fair Champion Drive.

Gay Hill lodge birthday celebrants recognized at the July meeting were Paige Fischer, Charlie Schroeder, Stanley Klekar, Bobby Lehde and Billy Lehde.

Anton Wenzel Lodge celebrated the anniversaries of, pictured below, Paula and Edward Reid, 14 years, and Geraldine and Gene Kellner, above, 62 years, at the July meeting. President Elizabeth Dorrell was the split-thepot winner. Happy birthday wishes were extended to Edward Elizondo. Members are reminded that meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month. Lasagna will be served at the August meeting and members are asked to bring a covered dish.


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San Marcos Lodge holds annual family picnic SAN MARCOS – San Marcos Lodge will meet Sept. 12. The location information will be emailed to members. At the family picnic on July 9, Vice President of Finance and CFO Mary Pruitt gave an informative speech and encouraged everyone to recommend a new member. She presented a 70year membership pin to Yvonne Reimers Robbins. The picnic was held at Zorn Bowling Club in Zorn. Members enjoyed bowling and playing games for gold or silver. The children also enjoyed games and prizes were awarded. Everyone enjoyed a sausage supper plus sides brought by members. Happy Birthday wishes were sung for the July and August birthday celebrants in attendance. They were Bob Stoffel, Braydon Schermerhorn, Laura Ramirez, Bruce Moreau, Joy Schultz, Shirley Faske and Janet Magin. Celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary in August are Shirley and Benhard Faske. Guessing-game winners were Bruce Moreau, popcorn; Laura Ramirez, teabags; Betty Rust, red, white and blue M&Ms; Beverly Stoffel, tootsie rolls; and Bruce Moreau, taffy candy. Food items were collected from members and delivered to the Hays County Food Bank. – Janice Kuhen

San Marcos Lodge President Agnes Dreibrodt, from left, and Vice President of Finance and CFO Mary Pruitt presented a 70-year membership pin to Yvonne Reimers Robbins during the family picnic held in July.

San Marcos Lodge members collected items for the Hays County Food Bank during the annual family picnic held in July.

San Marcos Lodge junior members enjoyed playing games during the family picnic in July. Pictured are Peyton Trapp, Kayla, James and Braydon Schermerhorn with grandmother and aunts Laura Ramirez, Lillian Cargil and Janet Magin.

Guessing how many candies and popcorn are in the containers at the San Marcos Lodge family picnic are Dennis Krackau, Brenda Butler, Mary Jane and Marshall Smith.

Giddings Lodge will meet on Sept. 8 GIDDINGS – Giddings Lodge will not hold a meeting in August. The next meeting is scheduled for the second Thursday, Sept. 8. The lodge presented a $300 camp scholarship to the Trail Life Troop of Giddings. Younger boys attended camp in Texas and the older boys attended camp in Colorado. Birthday cards were sent to Cataleya DeLaRosa, Lillyann Williams, Brynlee Smith and Mercedes Flores. A memorial has been sent to the Retirement Home in honor of Linda Tate who has passed away. She and her husband worked many years for the lodge.

Giddings Lodge donated a $300 camp scholarship to the Trail Life Troop of Giddings. The boys attended camp in Texas and Colorado. In lieu of a drawing, the lodge gave each member $5 to help with the cost of gas.

Members enjoyed hot dogs and sides. – Reporter

July birthday celebrants at San Marcos Lodge were Bob Stoffel, Laura Ramirez and Braydon Schermerhorn.


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Prinz Solms Lodge will meet Aug. 14 in Bulverde BULVERDE – Prinz Solms Lodge will meet Sunday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. at the Bulverde Community Center. President Cliff Klabunde reminded members dance registration has started. If anyone knows a child between the ages of 3–17, let them know about the Hermann Sons Life Schools of Dance and have them contact an agent. The lodge assisted the Bulverde Community Center with its Annual Chicken Dinner held in April in observance of Join Hands Day. The lodge hosted the cake booth. Members donated pies and cakes for the booth and made $800 in sales. Members also assisted with cooking and serving. Entertainment included members of the Hill Country School of Dance students. Pro-

Prinz Solms Lodge members celebrating July birthdays were, from left, Jackie Oldfield, Russell Boss, Charles George and Travis Gourley. ceeds will go toward the center’s operation costs. Youth Coordinator Audrey Klabunde announced the lodge scholarship was awarded to Adeline Pfeiffer. Teresa Saathoff gave a report

on the Hermann Sons Life Convention Assembly held in May. Four delegates represented the lodge. A new Board of Directors was elected. Juniors reported having a great time at Camp, and said

Anniversary celebrants Cliff and Audrey Klabunde were recognized at the July meeting. Audrey also celebrated a recent birthday. they enjoyed the selection of activities. Members enjoyed bingo

games and the opportunity to visit with friends. – Reporter

Dallas Lodge awards senior scholarship DALLAS - Dallas Lodge will meet Sept. 25 at the hall at 1 p.m. There will not be an August meeting. The 2022 lodge scholarship recipient is Joseph Hess. He received $500 to help him with college expenses. Joseph, a graduate of Cistercian Preparatory High School in Irving, has enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin for the fall semester. His goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. He says his passion is to preserve the environment. In high school he was a member of the math and tutoring clubs. He resides in Coppell with

his parents Paul and Claire, sister Lillian and brother Paul. Members wish him success with his educational goals. Congratulations to Sallie J. Beeson who has received her 50-year membership pin. She has been a member since July 14, 1972, and resides in Plano. Members extended sympathy to the family of Carolyn M. Vella who passed away May 16, 2022. She was 74 years old and resided in Blandon, Pa. A donation will be made to the Retirement Home in her memory. – Reporter

Joseph Hess was the recipient of the Dallas Lodge scholarship.

Corpus Christi to attend Hooks game Aug. 5

Helotes Lodge recognizes graduate Helotes Lodge member Rebecca Nail graduated from Canyon High School. She plans to join the military. Rebecca is the daughter of Ashley Rothman Deike and stepfather Torey Deike and is big sister to Annabella, Alexander and Ashton. She is the granddaughter of lodge member Rebecca Henley, senior programmer analyst at the Home Office. Helotes Lodge will meet Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. A hot meal will be provided, and a drawing for cash door prizes will be held.

CORPUS CHRISTI – Corpus Christi Lodge will meet Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at Whataburger Field for a Hooks game. A meal will be provided, and fireworks will follow the game. Cheryl Garcia has tickets. Vice President of Sales Robin Czarnek and her husband David attended the July meeting held at Land & Sea. Prize winners were Kerry Ginn, Rick Roberson, Debbie Mazur, Ray Garcia, Betty Ballard and Goldie Beal. – Darlette Brandon

Prize winners at the July meeting of Corpus Christi Lodge are pictured with Vice President of Sales Robin Czarnek, far left. Winners included Kerry Ginn, Rick Roberson, Debbie Mazur, Ray Garcia, Betty Ballard and Goldie Beal.


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Deanville will hold benefit dinner for hospice DEANVILLE – Deanville Lodge will hold a drive-through Pork Dinner Fund-raiser on Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit the Brazos Valley Hospice program. The next meeting was scheduled for July 31. The Annual Fourth of July celebration was a success. A barbecued meal, bingo, a silent and live auction, a raffle, and a dance with music by the Ed Kopecky Band made for an enjoyable day. Thank you to everyone who supported this 109-year-old tradition. Officers and members met the morning of June 14 in observance of Flag Day. Following the raising of the flag and the pledge of allegiance, members enjoyed food and fellowship. Roger Coble was honored at the June meeting. Roger, a very active member of the lodge, is starting a new adventure and will be moving from the Deanville community. Members wished him the best of luck. Condolences were extended to the family of Rudolph Za-

Deanville Lodge held the annual Fourth of July Celebration that included a barbcue, bingo, a silent and live auction, a raffle and a dance.

Deanville Lodge members are pictured enjoying a meal and fellowship at the June meeting. lobny. Rudolph passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022. A celebration of his life was held on

Friday, June 3, at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. – Reporter

Deanville Lodge held a Flag Day ceremony on June 14 followed by fellowship and refreshments.

Converse Lodge holds picnic

Hochheim-Prairie observes Flag Day Hochheim-Prairie Lodge observed Flag Day at the June meeting. Laura Tiffin, president of Cuero Lodge and newly elected director, presented the Flag Day program. The next meeting is Aug. 14, at Turner Hall. All members are welcome.

Converse Lodge held a picnic June 12 at the Kirby Lodge Hall. Members enjoyed an afternoon of socializing and playing bingo. The quest speaker was Vice President of Sales Robin Czarnek. In observance of Flag Day, members recited the pledge of allegiance. Dan Boenig gave the blessing before a meal of barbecued brisket and beans made by Travis Viator and potato salad made by Maxine Sullivan. Everyone enjoyed desserts provided by the members.


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Agents Directory (alphabetized by area) Adkins Roxy Pruski 210-218-6204

Comfort Norma Bruns, FIC 830-995-3980

Fredericksburg Todd Bierschwale 830-997-2130

La Vernia Vicki Hinojosa 210-338-5002

Alice Eddie Ramon 361-701-0480

Converse Dan Boenig 210-705-1815

George West Tracy Caron 361-449-0348

Marlin Tanneberger, FIC 210-827-7229

Atascosa Eulla Krueger 210-863-0546

Cuero Laura Tiffin 361-564-8141

Georgetown Brad Klein, FIC 512-497-0678

Austin Shirley Kuhen Faske 512-789-3975

Wayne Tiffin 361-564-8144

Giddings Linda Mattocks 512-736-9988

Beaumont Rachael Brewer 409-267-3862 Beeville Elsa Del Bosque 361-254-1726 Bernardo/Columbus Robin Maertz 979-732-1687 Terrel Maertz 979-732-1727 Boerne/San Antonio Pamela Poulk 210-753-2626 Boerne Lisa Rozacky 210-838-3306 Brenham Gary Falkenberg, FICF 713-466-6069 Bulverde Clif Klabunde, FIC 210-219-6142 Caldwell Donnie Blinka 979-596-1309 Castroville Glenford Boehme, FIC 210-219-9792 Michael Franke 830-444-4877 361-290-3577 Reagan Haby Rogiers 210-695-5588 Cibolo/Schertz Tracy Campos 210-388-2779 Judith Schulmeier, FIC 210-667-1938

Dallas Mark Mundy 214-202-8442 Cecilia Phillips 214-982-8905 Gilbert Shelby 214-289-1815 Del Rio Pat Fritz, FIC 432-292-4483 Angelina Tara 830-308-3610 Devine Robin Rutledge 210-854-4443 Cynthia Sultenfuss 210-219-6409

Gonzales Bobbie Polasek 830-672-6317 Helotes Reagan Haby Rogiers 210-695-5588 Hondo Michael Saathoff 210-394-7648 Margie Zinsmeyer 830-426-0960 Houston Don P. Baker 713-581-4366 Rachael Brewer 409-287-0422

Pauline Young 210-338-5118 Lockhart Janice Kuhen 512-393-1431 Marion Lorene Bielke, FIC 830-420-2380 Tami Smith 361-648-1025 Moulton Judith Schulmeier, FIC 210-667-1938 Needville /Rosenberg Chris Stoeltje 979-559-6127 New Braunfels Becki Lucas Carley 361-550-9358 Britney Cross 281-450-6291 Brenda Heulitt 830-832-1674

Dustie Valdez 210-620-6466

Gary Falkenberg, FICF 713-466-6069 or 713-899-4138

Laurie Steele 210-414-4755

Jennifer Stryk Garner 832-596-9425

Clif Klabunde, FIC 210-219-6142

El Campo Dennis Wigginton 832-278-9636

Gerald Ziemnicki 713-622-9001

Celeste Salge 830-620-8515

Jourdanton Valerie M. Vick 210-748-5598

Nixon-Smiley Diana P. Moreno 830-379-2244 (office) 830-534-4989 (cell)

Floresville/Poth Beth Cutsinger 210-325-6667 Floresville John Pacini 210-844-7182

Katy Robert Muniz 281-986-0357

Lynn Wiede 830-393-4660

Kilgore Alexander Ramsey 903-522-2285

Fort Worth Melissa Brown 817-300-7699

Kirby Angela Netherton 210-831-1293

Sandra Jones, FIC 817-295-2666

La Grange Linda Mattocks 512-736-9988

Shirley Huebinger 830-629-1196

Orange Grove Paula Gebert 361-701-7527 Pflugerville Julius Dubcak 512-791-7822 Port Lavaca Nancy Annette Walraven 361-552-9403 Round Top/Rutersville Linda Mattocks 512-736-9988

Sales Department Staff 210-527-9113 877-437-6266 • 888-839-7667 Vice President of Sales Teresa Saathoff 210-422-6996 teresas@hermannsonslife.org Compliance Director Ana Vasquez, FLMI, AIRC, FIC anav@hermannsonslife.org Administrative Assistant Kathryn Mutchler kathrynm@hermannsonslife.org

San Antonio Ruth Bailey 210-602-5147

Seguin Annette D. Roecker 830-832-0724

Robert A. Hollingsworth Jr. Rosie Hollingsworth 210-822-2590

Tina B. Ynfante 210-859-1973

Rayna Sue Irwin 210-710-7038 Clif Klabunde, FIC 210-219-6142

Spring Branch Gloria Gass 830-885-4405 John E. Moore Jr. 210-621-7842

Chris Naughton 210-365-2009

Stockdale Ronald Wiatrek 210-771-4354

San Marcos Shirley Kuhen Faske 512-789-3975

Sugar Land Alexis Melton 713-305-5738

Janice Kuhen 512-393-1431

Victoria Jason Hybner 361-652-6924

Schulenburg/Weimar Mary K. Seifert 979-743-0312 Sealy Carolyn Daignault 832-338-6201

Laura Thigpen 361-676-8307 Waxahachie Mark Mundy 214-202-8442 Yorktown Judy Wolf 361-564-2452


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Shining Stars Back to School Crossword

AXEL MCPHEETERS is a member of Corpus Christi Lodge. His favorite foods is broccoli and his favorite TV show is “Camp Cretaceous.” Axel has a fish named Thanos and a dog named Penny. He enjoys playing with dinosaurs.

RAYCE MCPHEETERS is a member of Corpus Christi Lodge. His favorite food is pizza and his favorite TV show is “Sonic the Hedgehog.” Easton has a fish named Thanos and a dog named Penny. He enjoys playing with Legos, playing with water balloons and playing outside.

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