July 2022

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Vol. 125, No. 8

INSIDE

July 2022

Top producing agents of 2021 honored FREDERICKSBURG – The beautiful Hill Country was the setting for the annual Agents’ Award Weekend honoring agents who qualified for club membership based on their sales in 2021. Linda Mattocks was the top producing agent for 2021 and was also the only Last Agent Standing qualifier – she submitted at least one application every month of the year. Linda and Wayne Tiffin both qualified for the President’s Club.

2022 Graduates honored ➤ Pgs. 16-21

Agents’ Awards ➤ Pgs. 4-6

Lodges observe Join Hands Day ➤ Pgs. 22-23

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Executive Club qualifiers were Judith Schulmeier, FIC, Christopher Naughton, Becki Lucas Carley, Shirley Huebinger, John Pacini, Glenford Boehme, FIC, Gary Falkenberg, FICF, Roxy Pruski, Marlin Tanneberger, FIC, and Carol Krauss, FIC. The Million Dollar Club qualifier was Vicki Hinojosa. Becki was also recognized for Most New Adult Members. Chris and John were both first-time club qualifiers. See AGENTS, Pg. 4

The Annual Agents’ Award Weekend was held June 3-5 in Fredericksburg to honor the top-selling agents of 2021. The President’s Club qualifiers, pictured above, were Linda Mattocks and Wayne Tiffin. On right are the Executive Club and Million Dollar Club qualifiers. Pictured are, from left, Glenford Boehme, President and CEO Eugene Zollinger, Becki Lucas Carley, Shirley Huebinger, Gary Falkenberg, Carol Krauss, Roxy Pruski, Vicki HinojosaMillion Dollar Club, Chris Naughton, John Pacini, Marlin Tanneberger, Vice President of Sales Robin Czarnek and Chair of the Board Kimberly Krueger.

Summer Camp fun under way in Comfort! Camp 2022 has opened and campers are having loads of fun enjoying many traditional and new activities at the Riverside and Hilltop sites in Comfort! Online registration is still under way online. However, Session 5 for girls, July 10-16, is now closed. Remaining session dates include July 3-9; July 10-16; July 17-23; and the Mini-Camp Session for our younger juniors, July 28-31. See more photos on Pg. 7


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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 Eugene Zollinger 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 Robin Czarnek

COMMITTEES

President and CEO Eugene Zollinger 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 President Zollinger in writing. Email: eugenez@hermannsonslife.org

We need to help and support our agents By EUGENE ZOLLINGER President and CEO We recently held the Agent’s Award weekend the 3-5 of June . At the banquet, I shared some things with the award-winning agents, and I would like to use this opportunity to share them with the rest of the agents and Eugene Zollinger all our members . I again would like to congratulate all our top-selling agents for their achievements . We depend on them, we need them . We

need all our agents to be successful . When they are successful, we are successful . Since I got here, I have been focused on implementing and changing things to help our agents be more successful . We need to help remove all roadblocks and give them the tools they need to do what they need to do . We need to give them more products and better pricing . Our agents need to be able to sell online and not have to do everything in person so we have been working on modernizing to help them be more productive and efficient . Before I came to Hermann Sons Life, I owned an insurance agency, so I know

what it takes for an agent to be successful . We need more agents and I encourage anyone interested to apply online . Come visit our Sales Department and see about coming on board to help us grow . We also have three open Regional Sales Manager positions we need to fill . These managers help coach, mentor, train and recruit new agents . I want all our agents and members to continue sharing their ideas with us to help us become better every day . For Hermann Sons Life to be able to continue in a positive direction, we need our agents to be the best they can be, and we need to help and support them do that .

Home Office holds Flag Day ceremony The Home Office held the annual Flag Day ceremony June 14 to honor Old Glory. After the national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner," and the pledge of allegiance, Chair of the Board Kimberly Krueger, on left, read a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott commemorating Flag Day. Alice Golla, Home Office employee, read “The Best Flag” by Lenore Hetrick. Also in attendance were Director Laura Tiffin and husband Wayne. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

Lodge Reports Anton Wenzel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Austin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bandera County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Bellville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Bernardo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Boerne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Brenham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Cibolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Comfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Corpus Christi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 DaCosta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Deanville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Fort Worth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Fredericksburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Giddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Harmonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Helotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hochheim-Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Hondo Victory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Kirby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kypfer-Salge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lockhart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Schuetze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McGregor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mission-Alamo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moulton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Braunfels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Niederwald . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Old Glory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Vogt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pershing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosenberg-Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . Round Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rutersville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . San Marcos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seguin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spring Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Twin Sisters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vineta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Monthly Features 31 33 12 30 25 24 12 28 28 30 24 24 32 29 12 25 33 26 24 27 32

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Calendar of Events In Memoriam Pioneer Members Memorial Donations

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New This Month President's Message New facilities director Bowling league winners Join Hands Day

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Sales News Agents' Awards Weekend How can we make a difference? Recommenders listed Agent listing

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Youth in Action Dance registration opens Scholarships awarded Graduates honored Shining Stars


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Dance registration opens online Hermann Sons Life School of Dance registration for 2022-2023 has opened online. Informational brochures with registration instructions have been mailed to households with eligible juniors who have not previously registered. Returning dancers will receive an email. To register online, visit hermannsonslife.org and scroll to the bottom of the home page. There are currently 22 schools

Answers to puzzles on Pg. 36

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. Not yet a member? Call 877437-6266 for policy and membership information.

Home Office bowling league wraps up season

New facilities director Heath Roemer, center, is the new Hermann Sons Life Camp facilities director. He is pictured with, from left, his wife Candace, Vice President of Member Benefits Cecily Kelly, Executive Camp Director Ian Brassett and John Kelly.

Crossword Puzzle Across 4. Beach 6. Independence Day 8. Pool 9. June 10. Sun Down 1. Barbecue 2. Summer 3. Lemonade 5. Camping 7. Hot

Several employees and friends are holding up the long tradition of Home Office employee doubles league bowling. The friendly competition goes back many years and originated at the Hermann Sons Life San Antonio Home Association bowling lanes next door to the Home Office. Since the closing of those lanes, employees play at the AMF Ponderosa Bowling Lanes in San Antonio. The results for this year’s competition were Carol Swan and Candice Scheibe, first place; Cindy Ledwig and John Kelly, second place; Dana Henderson and Mary Pruitt, third place; Tammy Haecker and Fannie Davis, fourth place; Cecily Kelly and James Smith, fifth place; and Elaine Hernandez Soto and Jimmy Scheibe, sixth place. League play will kick off again in January 2023.

Attention lodge reporters: Lodge reporters, please take note that 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. Lodges are encouraged to send in their news and photos! A reminder, the deadline to submit reports and photos is the 10th of each month. Please make sure reports are typed or printed legibly. Include first and last names. Photos should be of good quality and size. (Small photos do not reproduce well.) Provide details and identify every person in the photo with first and last name.

Events EVERY THURSDAY – It’s Game Night every Thursday night at Hochheim-Prairie Lodge-Turner Hall in Yoakum. Games start at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 361-293-557.

JULY-AUGUST The Hermann Sons Life Statewide Bowling Tournament will be held the last weekend in July and first weekend in August. h

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

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.

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.

JUNE-JULY A full summer of Hermann Sons Life Camp is being planned. Watch upcoming issues for information and photos.

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.

If you would like to see your lodge’s event listed here and in the Events section of the Hermann Sons Life webEVERY FRIDAY – The San Antonio Home Asso- site, call Elaine Hernandez Soto, 210-226-9261, ext. ciation Rathskeller hosts Trivia Night at 7 p.m. The 279 or 1-800-234-4124, ext. 279 or email elaines@ Rathskeller is located at 525 S. St. Mary’s St. hermannsonslife.org.


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Sales

Agents gather in Hill Country for Awards Weekend Cont’d. from Pg. 1 To qualify for the President's Club, agents must write at least 12 applications and generate at least $30,000 in premium income. Qualifications for the Executive Club is at least 12 applications written and at least $12,000 in premium income. “With such a challenging environment the last two years, these agents’ achievements are a testament to their resilience and dedication,” Vice President of Sales Robin Czarnek said. “We are very blessed to have so many great agents as a part of the Hermann Sons Life family and are so proud of their success, especially considering the obstacles in their way.” The weekend was held Friday through Sunday, June 3-5. Agents, their guests, officers and directors stayed at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg. On Friday evening, a reception, dinner and live music was held at

Hilltop Camp with Executive Camp Director Ian Brassett and counselors as hosts. The Camp’s kitchen staff prepared a meal of fajitas and all the trimmings. The agents and guests enjoyed visiting with the counselors, some from overseas. Ian and Robin welcomed everyone, and Board Chair Kimberly Krueger congratulated the agents and commended them for their hard work and dedication to Hermann Sons Life. The counselors shared a Camp prayer before the meal. Mason Lively entertained with an acoustic set to end the night. Following breakfast at the inn Saturday morning, everyone was free to explore and enjoy the sights of Fredericksburg. The Awards Banquet was held that evening at the historic Albert Icehouse and Dance Hall in Stonewall. Following a social hour, everyone enjoyed a barbecue meal. Gary led the prayer. President and CEO Eugene

Zollinger opened the awards presentation by expressing his gratitude to the agents. “You are the best of the best,” he said. Eugene said it was his goal to give the agents all the tools they needed to be successful, such as the new administration system that is currently being implemented at the Home Office and other enhancements to keep up with today’s technological advancements. “I appreciate you all,” Eugene said. “We’re dependent on you – you are the leaders and the mentors.” Eugene told the award-winning agents Hermann Sons Life cannot turn its decline around without them. “If you are not successful, then we are not successful.” Following the award presentations, a dance was held featuring the band “Fast Movin’ Train. The weekend concluded with breakfast on Sunday at the inn.

Chair of the Board Kim Krueger spoke before dinner Friday evening during the Agents’ Award Weekend and commended the top selling agents. Friday’s social and dinner was held at Hilltop Camp. See more photos on Pg. 6

Two receive gift cards for recommendations

The Sales Department is recognizing 29 more recommenders for the month of May. This brings the total to 138 members recommending and a total of 162 new members to Hermann Sons Life in 2022. The winners of the $50 gift cards for May are Amanda F. Hobbs of Columbia Lodge and Jessica L. Tullis of La Vernia Lodge. Congratulations to the May Recommenders.

Recommender Scarlet Bailey, New Braunfels Janet Boehme, Castroville Aaron Bohnert, Comfort Malford Brehm Jr, Cibolo Brynn Ducos, Castroville Lillian Flores, Siemering Emma Gallop, Stockdale (2) Haydin Gill, Mission-Alamo Peggy Gutz, La Vernia (2) Amanda Hobbs, Columbia Dawn Johnson, Poth Kensington Kimball, Prinz-Solms (2) Gabriel Krupka, Prinz-Solms Karen Locke, Brenham (2) Annabella Nail, Helotes Audrey Perez, Corpus Christi (2) Nicole Powell, San Marcos Ryan Ragland, Kypfer-Salge Vivian Reus, Austin Bellamy Salge, Pershing Jaclyn Schaffner, Hochheim-Prairie (2) Bradley Schielack, Rutersville Mary Smith, San Marcos (2) John Thiele II, Womack Aria Tomlinson, New Braunfels Jessica Tullis, La Vernia (6) Zoe Walter, Lone Star (2) Brandy Yuracka, Hondo Victory Celeste Zavala, Columbia

Agent Shirley Huebinger Glenford Boehme John Moore Dan Boenig Eulla Krueger Christopher Naughton Ronald Wiatrek Roxy Pruski Marlin Tanneberger Gilbert Shelby Marlin Tanneberger Eulla Krueger Christopher Naughton Gary Falkenberg Debbie Payne Paula Gebert Ronald Wiatrek Celeste Salge Shirley Faske Celeste Salge Shirley Huebinger Linda Mattocks Janice Kuhen Mark Mundy Shirley Huebinger Marlin Tanneberger Roxy Pruski Shirley Faske Cecilia Phillips

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 150 years. 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


Sales

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What can I do to make an impact, a difference? By ROBIN CZARNEK Vice President of Sales Columbine…Parkland...Sutherland Springs…Uvalde. Once names known only to those in their areas, now internationally renowned carrying a title no one ever hopes to carry and unfortunately, those are but a few of the many that carry this burden. This topic is a deeply personal one to me and to so many that I love. When I first heard about Uvalde, it brought up the same anxiousness that every one of these senseless acts of violence does. My daughter Haley’s best friend Trisha was a regular attendee at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs (FBCSS) which meant that Haley joined Trisha for Sunday services or other youth events at times. FBCSS was a tremendous blessing to Trisha when she and her siblings lost their mom in a tragic car accident at a young age. FBCSS became more like family to Trisha and her siblings. Being a part of Trisha’s life, our family also joined Trisha at FBCSS services occasionally and in doing so, we were able to meet some amazing people – Pastor Frank Pomeroy and his wife, Sherri and the incredible Karla Holcombe to name a few. I was in awe of Karla’s ability to

Pictured are Pastor Frank and Sherri Pomeroy of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs. The Pomeroys lost their beloved Annabelle in the 2017 shooting at FBCSS. They carry on Annabelle’s legacy of love and compassion for others, proof that evil did not win. be able to smile and laugh in the midst of chaos and kids screaming. Watching Karla drive a van full of wild teenagers to a bible camp or youth group trip with an enormous smile on her face is a memory I cherish. Karla Holcombe, along with several of her family members, lost their lives in the shooting at the church in Sutherland Springs. While the devastation Sutherland Springs has experienced is unimaginable, their resilience has been nothing short of remarkable. They have made it their mission statement

Karla Holcombe, left, is pictured with Sherri Pomeroy. Karla was one of several killed in the Sutherland Springs church shooting. that evil did not win. Being reminded of all these senseless tragedies has me reflecting on doing my part and what my part really is. I am reminded of the quote by John Wesley, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” Am I doing the good I can? Am I lifting others up? Am I using my words to build others up rather than tear others down? Thankfully, I have some wonderful examples in Pastor Frank, Sherri

Haley Czarnek, back, middle, is pictured with her best friend Trisha Zyrowski on Trisha’s wedding day. On right is the late Karla Holcombe. and Karla. While we can’t say that by doing good it could have prevented these tragedies, I am convinced that one small act of kindness can change the trajectory of someone’s life, and we never know what kind of an impact we can have. Doing good has the power to impact lives and compel others to do the same. I am making a commitment to

get more involved and do what I can to do good and make a difference in my community. While I have a long way to go, I am committed to waking up each day and asking myself, “What can I do to make an impact?” I hope that you will join me. Our future depends upon our actions. Our children deserve better. Our world deserves better.

First-time club qualifiers recognized during awards banquet

First-time club qualifiers for 2021 were agents John Pacini, left center, and Chris Naughton, right center. They are pictured with President and CEO Eugene Zollinger and Vice President of Sales Robin Czarnek during the Agents’ Award Banquet held June 4. They each qualified for the Executive Club and were among the agents honored during the annual Agents’ Award Weekend held in the Hill Country.

Agent Linda Mattocks was the top producing agent for 2021 and was also the only Last Agent Standing qualifier – she submitted at least one application every month of the year. She was recognized during the Agents’ Award Banquet.


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Agents’ Award Weekend held in the Hill Country


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Juniors enjoy Camp fun in Comfort!


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Comfort Lodge will meet Aug. 13 at Hilltop site COMFORT – The next Comfort Lodge gathering will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Hilltop Camp site. The event will begin at 12 p.m. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. and the August meeting will follow the meal. Members will be able to swim and enjoy games, including Gaga ball, yard games and dominoes. To get an accurate head count for the meal, members are asked to RSVP to Vice President Pamela Nentwich by emailing hsyc4h@hctc.net or calling/texting 210-218-8330. The annual picnic was held at the Retirement Home with residents on May 15. Guests in attendance were treated to a catered meal from Bill Miller’s as well as oatmeal cake provided by the Retirement Home staff. Around 40 people were in attendance. Arlen Leeder was presented with his 70-year membership

Comfort Lodge was well represented at the Convention Assembly held in San Marcos. Representatives from Comfort Lodge were Susan McGuire, Bobbye Burow, Connie Spenrath, Norma Bruns, Dusty Bruns and Pamela Nentwich. As always, be sure and like Hermann Sons Life Comfort on Facebook for the latest updates and news about the lodge. – Reporter

Comfort Lodge President Hunter Miller, left, and Community Coordinator Connie Spenrath, right, presented Kallie Doss a lodge scholarship during the annual picnic. Kallie will be attending the University of Texas in the fall.

Representing Fredericksburg Lodge at the Convention Assembly held in May were, from left, Steve Weinheimer, Marissa Weinheimer, Donna Henke and Geneva Tatsch.

Fredericksburg Lodge members Brooke and Scott Kasper celebrated a wedding anniversary in May.

pin. Lodge scholarships were presented to graduating seniors Kallie Doss and Amber Bergmann.

Fredericksburg Lodge holds June meeting FREDERICKSBURG – Fredericksburg Lodge met at the lodge hall in May and June. The May meeting included fajitas prepared by Robert Beckmann and bingo was played. In June members enjoyed chicken chalupas prepared by President Marissa Weinheimer. Steven and Marissa Weinheimer, Donna Henke and Geneva Tatsch attended the Convention Assembly in May and reported it was a successful event. Celebrating an anniversary in May were Brooke and Scott Kasper and in June were Daniel and Jeanette Schneider, Robert and Donna Beckmann and Todd and Cherrill Bierschwale. Birthdays celebrants were Christina Weinheimer, Daniel Scneider and Donna Beckmann. – Reporter

June birthday and anniversary celebrants at Fredericksburg Lodge were recognized. Daniel and Jeanette Schneider, from left, celebrated an anniversary and Daniel’s birthday; Donna Beckmann, a birthday, Cherrill and Todd Bierschwale an anniversary and Christina Weinheimer, a birthday.


In Memoriam of Our Deceased Members

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JERILYN K. BAILEY Siemering Lodge Died May 4, 2019 • Age 77

GLADYS M. WAGNER Siemering Lodge Died Jan. 25, 2022 • Age 91

SHIRLEY A. RITTIMANN Paul Vogt Lodge Died March 18, 2022 • Age 81

STANLEY J. JENSCHKE Fredericksburg Lodge Died April 12, 2022 • Age 88

DOUGLAS G. ANDERSON Harmonia Lodge Died May 8, 2021• Age 69

SHERILL D. BOUDREAU Pershing Lodge Died Jan. 27, 2022 • Age 60

DIXANNE L. CONNALLY Louise Schuetze Lodge Died March 20, 2022 • Age 49

ESTHER E. TICHAVSKY Gonzales Lodge Died April 12, 2022 • Age 96

JEFFERY A. ZUERCHER La Coste Lodge Died May 16, 2021 • Age 57

BERNICE A.K. LEHMBERG Hondo Victory Lodge Died Jan. 28, 2022 • Age 95

MICHAEL A. COFFEY Pershing Lodge Died March 21, 2022 • Age 75

HAROLD W. SEILER Harmonia Lodge Died April 13, 2022 • Age 92

SHEILA E. WHITE Fredericksburg Lodge Died May 25, 2021 • Age 61

DARWIN B. NORGARD JR. Harmonia Lodge Died Jan. 31, 2022 • Age 87

DEWITT T. ATKINSON JR. Mission-Alamo Lodge Died March 26, 2022 • Age 85

ELIZABETH J. HAYNES Louise Schuetze Lodge Died April 13, 2022 • Age 75

VERNELL K. AUDILET Yorktown Lodge Died July 24, 2021 • Age 89

JOHN C. LANGHOFF Hochheim-Prairie Lodge Died Feb. 8, 2022 • Age 90

DOROTHY D. HAHN Brenham Lodge Died March 27, 2022 • Age 98

JOY L. GROSSMAN Orange Grove Lodge Died April 16, 2022 • Age 84

CLARA MIKOLACZYK Louise Schuetze Lodge Died Nov. 12, 2021 • Age 89

MABEL A. JACKSON Hondo Victory Lodge Died Feb. 13, 2022 • Age 98

DENNIS W. MERCHANT Haskell Lodge Died March 27, 2022 • Age 72

CONNIE A. KUNZE Austin Lodge Died April 18, 2022 • Age 68

ALVINA R. RINN Old Glory Lodge Died Nov. 18, 2021 • Age 103

JAY B. GATES Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge Died Feb. 20, 2022 • Age 63

WAYNE COMANSE Bandera County Lodge Died March 29, 2022 • Age 76

KATHY A. HOERLE Haskell Lodge Died April 18, 2022 • Age 67

ROLAND A. RINN Old Glory Lodge Died Nov. 19, 2021 • Age 101

SYLVIA S. SCHLATHER Cibolo Lodge Died Feb. 21, 2022 • Age 86

ELLIOTT KOEHN New Bielau Lodge Died March 31, 2022 • Age 88

ELAINE T. GARDNER Louise Schuetze Lodge Died April 20, 2022 • Age 78

BETTY E. DANCHAK Dogwood Trail Lodge Died Dec. 12, 2021 • Age 79

ROY E. SCHOENFELD Hochheim-Prairie Lodge Died Feb. 22, 2022 • Age 84

NORMAN C. SANDERS Da Costa Lodge Died April 3, 2022 • Age 93

DOUGLAS R. SMITH Siemering Lodge Died April 21, 2022 • Age 97

GENEVA A. WHITLOW Round Rock Lodge Died Dec. 30, 2021 • Age 93

FLOYD W. LUNDSCHEN Siemering Lodge Died Feb. 27, 2022 • Age 95

EDGAR PRIESS Fredericksburg Lodge Died April 3, 2022 • Age 91

ROBERT L. BARON Deanville Lodge Died April 22, 2022 • Age 92

PETER J. NIESCHWIETZ Karnes City Lodge Died Jan. 8, 2022 • Age 87

PATRICK M. WOODS Jackson County Lodge Died March 7, 2022 • Age 68

ALLYN E. MEISCHEN Shelby Lodge Died April 3, 2022 • Age 87

MURRY BURNHAM Fredericksburg Lodge Died April 26, 2022 • Age 94

LIONEL T. GREGORY JR. Siemering Lodge Died Jan. 10, 2022 • Age 94

EMILY B. HOLDER Pershing Lodge Died March 7, 2022 • Age 84

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

JOHN E. MEITZEN DaCosta Lodge Died April 28, 2022 • Age 93

BERTA DODD-MARBUT Louise Schuetze Lodge Died Jan. 14, 2022 • Age 85

MARILYN ALTWEIN Laubach Lodge Died March 8, 2022 • Age 86

JEFFERY S. GERHARD Pershing Lodge Died April 5, 2022 • Age 55

GERNELL JASINKI Gay Hill Lodge Died May 5, 2022 • Age 78

EDITH M. KOCUREK Schulenburg Lodge Died Jan. 18, 2022 • Age 97

BARBARA A. BIRKES Priddy Lodge Died March 13, 2022 • Age 74

BEATRICE B. BEVILL La Grange Lodge Died April 6, 2022 • Age 96

WILLIAM A. KALICH DaCosta Lodge Died May 7, 2022 • Age 54

EDWIN R. WISSMANN Paul Vogt Lodge Died Jan. 21, 2022 • Age 66

MARVIN SANDLER Lockhart Lodge Died March 17, 2022 • Age 92

EUGENE HICKEY JR. Biry Lodge Died April 8, 2022 • Age 71

ARTHUR B. DILLON DaCosta Lodge Died May 7, 2022 • Age 96

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


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75 Years MARY K. DEAN Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge ALTON R. HERBORT DALTON A. HERBORT Fredericksburg Lodge VERLEAN A. ADKINS EMMIE L.O. OVERTON Haskell Lodge GLORIA J. HAERTNER Kypfer-Salge Lodge DOROTHY M. MOTT Louise Schuetze Lodge DAVID C. GIESE New Braunfels Lodge JIMMIE R. BUEHRING Niederwald Lodge RAYMOND W. CRACKNELL Pershing Lodge GILBERT FREUDENBERG Plum Lodge ALLEN L. BLOHM CLYDE R. RAABE Poth Lodge

Pioneers

DENNIS M. HAGAN Hochheim-Prairie Lodge

WALDEAN M. GROFF Kerrville Lodge

ROBERT B. LAMPMAN Fort Worth Lodge

DIANE L. BLOCH Louise Schuetze Lodge

STUART S. STECH Orange Grove Lodge

RONALD SCHAUTSCHICK Giddings Lodge

THUSNELDA HAJDIK New Bielau Lodge

GLORIA T. SHAFER Paul Vogt Lodge

WARREN R. ELBEL LOIS A. ROBINSON New Braunfels Lodge

RHONDA L. BROLL ETHERINE W. RIEDEL RANDALL B. RIEDEL Pershing Lodge

SHIRLEY A. DIEBEL Orange Grove Lodge

TERRIE L. DUNN Poth Lodge

EMLYN F. JANSA Rowena Lodge

GENELL F. WEIGELT Round Top Lodge

BERNA G. FLANAGAN San Marcos Lodge

HARRIET M. BOHAC ALLEN W. MATUS JOAN M. M. ULRICH Schulenburg Lodge

60 Years STEVEN A. KINCAID Anton Wenzel Lodge

RUBY J. LINDEMAN ROSALIE F. SCHAEFER Seguin Lodge

MICHAEL W. WINKLER Austin Lodge

TROY N. OAKES Spring Branch Lodge

CHARLES H. SANDER Brenham Lodge

DARRYL L. JANDT SHELLEY N. SCHULLE Stern Lodge

MYRTIS L. BENNETT Columbia Lodge STEVEN D. JUNG Comfort Lodge

MELVIN V. PODSIM Yorktown Lodge

50 Years

W. N. KUTSCHENREUTER Siemering Lodge

ANTHONY J. OROSZ Cuero Family Lodge

GERALDINE HART Seguin Lodge

JEFF W. MEYER KAREN E. S. WOOD Da Costa Lodge

LOIS S. KUNZ JOYCE M. LAMPRECHT LEO P. SEMPER Yorktown Lodge

BILLY W. BAKER MARCELLA A. BAKER RUBY R. VROMAN Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge

70 Years

MOLLY L. COCKRELL Vineta Lodge

MILTON J. SHOEMAKER III Anton Wenzel Lodge

NORMA BLANCHARD Gruenau Lodge

JESSIE J. ROGERS JR. Cat Spring Lodge

T.W. ARMSTRONG JR. Gulf Lodge

HENRY H. BARRETT IV STEPHEN D. BOYCE MICHELLE L. LANG Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge

ROBBIE J. HUX Corpus Christi Lodge

BRUCE K. WARD RAYMOND K. WARD Harmonia Lodge

DELTON J. SAGEBIEL TAMARA Y. SCHMIDT Fredericksburg Lodge

HAZEL E. MEAUX Beaumont Lodge MEGAN M. RIHN Biry Lodge VIRGINIA L. COLLINS Brenham Lodge CODY J. STARK Burton Lodge CYNTHIA S. BOECK Converse Lodge SALLIE J. BEESON Dallas Lodge

JERRY S. PENSHORN Marion Lodge

LESLEY A. CARNES KEVIN T. WILLIAMS Pershing Lodge FRANCES M. FILLA Schulenburg Lodge

ROGER S. WHITE Mission-Alamo Lodge

CAROL L. JACKSON DEBORA L. JACKSON DANIEL J. SCHMIDT Spring Branch Lodge

ANDREA L. RICHTER Poth Lodge

LORI P. KUPCZYNSKI Vineta Lodge

VERLIE J. YOAST Rockport Lodge (in escrow)

JOYCE L. STOBBE Waco-Robinson Lodge

GAYLE J. KOVAR Rutersville Lodge

CAROLYNN M. MUELLER Yorktown Lodge

Donations Donations to the Retirement Home Scholarship Fund in Memory of: MARVIN SANDLER Donor: Lockhart Lodge

CARL HOWK Donor: Giddings Kurtz

JEFFERY S. GERHARD VERLIN M. SCHULTE EMILY B. HOLDER Donor: Donor: Brenham Lodge Pershing Lodge LUCILLE NOVAK Donor: Poth Lodge

Donations to the Camp Fund in Memory of: ROBERT W. GRABARSCHICK CAROL Y. JASTER Donors: Brenham Lodge

Donations to the CampScolarship Fund in Memory of: BETTY J. BURNS MARY BASYE DAVIS S. ALBERT SHANNON F. DANIEL SANDRA L. KITTERMAN HENRY KAPUZA MAE F. CLOUSE SHARON B. LONG JAMES K. BROWN EDWARD M. HOUSE

DORIS J. HOUSE JO ANN CLARK RONALD A. KIRSCHKE MARY L. PONDER DEBORAH J. SCOTT ELLIOT EYRING HAROLD A. WENDLER FRANCES A. PALMER JOHN R. STALLWORTH TIMOTHY J. MUCHOW

Donors: Houston Lodge


Pioneers

Brenham Lodge Vice President Gary Falkenberg presented 70-year membership pins to four sisters who all became members in 1952. They are from left, Nila Klaus, Faye Johnson, Karen McGil and Lola Landua. They were members of Nagel Lodge for 69 years and now are members of Cat Spring Lodge since Nagel merged with Cat Spring.

A 50-year membership pin was presented to Connie Granberg, center, at the Twin Sisters Lodge June meeting. She is pictured with Chair of the Board Kim Krueger and President Marcus Ethridge.

A 60-year membership pin was presented to Ellen Felps, center, at the Twin Sisters Lodge June meeting. She is pictured with Chair of the Board Kim Krueger and President Marcus Ethridge.

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Columbia Lodge held a membership pin presentation in May. Pictured are, from left, recipients Tommy Kirk, 60 years; Darlene Kimberlain Hampton, 70 years; Oscar Oswalt, 50 years; and David Wilbanks, 50 years; Past Chair of the Board Sandra Jones and President Bobby Wilbanks.

Arlen Leeder, center, was presented with his 70-year membership by Comfort Lodge Vice President Pamela Nentwich and President Hunter Miller. The pin was presented during the lodge’s annual picnic held at the Retirement Home in May.

Director David Wolf, far right, presented membership pins during the Dallas Lodge May meeting. Pictured are, from left, Sharon Smith, 70 years, President Clint Holmes, Joan Sanford, 60 years and Rose Nelson, 60 years.

Editha J. Logan has received her 75-year membership pin. She is a member of Nordheim Lodge and resides in Lubbock. Bandera County Lodge President Gary Reile, left, presents a 70-year membership pin to Ken Hillje.


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Columbia Lodge pioneers receive membership pins DALLAS – Columbia Lodge recognized six members during a membership pin ceremony held May 1. Past Chair of the Board Sandra Jones presented 50-year pins to Oscar Oswalt and David Wilbanks who also accepted a pin for his wife Wanda. Sixtyyear pins were presented to Tommy Kirk and he accepted a pin for his sister Tammy Kirk Williams. Darlene Kimberlain Hampton received her 70-year membership pin. All these recipients had stories to tell. It’s

always nice to hear from those who spent their youth in the Hall. A special meal of lasagna and salad from Angelo’s was served. Two of the pin-recipients, Oscar and Tommy, are members carrying on the tradition of league bowling. The sanctioned league dissolved years ago when the venue Big Town Bowling Lanes was to be demolished. This reporter was invited to meet them the next night at their bowling season’s finale.

Dallas Lodge to meet July 24 DALLAS – Dallas Lodge will meet at 1 p.m. on July 24. At the May meeting, Director David Wolf and wife Pam were in attendance. They reside in Graham and are members of Wichita Falls Lodge. David was recently re-elected to the Board of Directors at the May convention. He spoke on the Convention Assembly, insurance and annuities and presented membership pins. The pin recipients in attendance were Sharon Smith, 70 years; Rose Nelson, 60 years; and Joan Sanford, 60 years.

They all had family members in attendance. Other members who will receive membership pins are James F. Haller of Waco, 75 years; David C. LeCour of Rockwall, 70 years; Robert T. Mullins Jr. of Dallas, 60 years; and Robert L. Simon, Jr. of Mandeville, LA., 70 years. Terri Holmes, David Lewis, Cecilia Phillips, Gilbert Shelly and Steve Schellenberg attended the Convention. Clint Holmes won the attendance award. – Reporter

These days they are rolling balls and striking out at AMF Bolero Bowl in Garland in the Sons of Hermann-Friendship League. There are still 11 members bowling. The 48th Hermann Sons Life Convention was held in San Marcos May 9-12. Attending from the lodge were delegate Gilbert Shelby and Laws Committee member David Lewis. Terri Holmes served as the Dallas Lodge delegate and Cecilia Phillips attended as a guest. – David Lewis

Round Top Lodge earns recognition ROUND TOP – Round Top Lodge was awarded a certificate of achievement for meeting the 2021 new member goal during the Convention Assembly held in May. Lila Garlin presented Agent Linda Mattocks an arrangement of flowers for all her hard work. The lodge was scheduled to meet June 23. At the May meeting, there were 19 members in attendance and one guest, Barnell Albers. Agent Linda Mattocks presented her report. The lodge is still looking for a place for the country store.

Lockhart Lodge donates FFA T-shirts LOCKHART - Lockhart met Sunday, June 5, at Smitty’s Market. Community Coordinator Nancy Hess reported on the Join Hands Day Project. She and McKenzie Hess went to the Prairie Lea FFA Banquet and presented FFA T-shirts donated by the lodge to the students. One of the students, Sarah Clarkson, is a 2022 graduate and a member of the lodge. A moment of silence was observed for Marvin Sandler who died on March 17, 2022, at the age of 91. Marvin was a member since 1970. Agent Janice Kuhen talked about all the Hermann Sons Life activities going on during the month of June. President Nicky Duewall read

a thank-you note for the lodge’s gift to the Retirement Home Memorial Fund in memory of Marvin Sandler. Nicky also read a thank you note from Lillian Meier, one of the lodge’s 2022 graduates, for the gift she received from the lodge. Delegates Ann Schroeder and Ray Pfefferkorn attended the Convention Assembly held May 9-12 in San Marcos. Ann and Ray reported they enjoyed the convention and learned a lot. Ann and Rudy Schroeder, along with two granddaughters, went to Corpus Christi to watch their other granddaughters perform in the school of dance recital. The theme was “Under the Big Top.” Door prize winners were Mills

Members of Hermann Sons/Sons of Hermann Hall Dallas are carrying on the tradition of league bowling. They are the Sons of Hermann-Friendship League and compete at the AMF Bolero Bowl in Garland.

Door prize winners at the June meeting of Lockhart Lodge were Mills Duewall, Ann Schroeder and Darrell Hess. Duewall, Ann Schroeder and Darrell Hess. – Reporter

Linda will contact Lana Limmer to see if Ledbetter might be the next location. Everyone was encouraged to support the Shelby Volunteer Fire Department feast. Prayers were offered for Floyd Braun and all the children and teachers killed in the Uvalde school shooting. It was decided to send individual donations, a card and a check from the lodge. Lila reported on the Convention Assembly. She announced the names of the new Board of Directors. She also learned the Retirement Home is available

to policy holders that have had a policy for at least three years. There is now a $2,000 annual fee and currently there are 20 residents. Happy Birthday was sung for Lila and Dwight Nittschke. Happy anniversary wishes went to Barnell and La Verne Albers. They celebrated 60 years in April. Attendance-prizes winners were La Verne Albers, Margie Stardig, Bob Porter, Jeanette Schoenst and Mary Rauch. Everyone enjoyed lunch, refreshments and fellowship. – Reporter

Moulton awards scholarship Moulton Lodge awarded a $500 scholarship to Aidan Kloesel, a 2022 Flatonia High School graduate. Aidan will attend Texas State University to pursue studies in construction site management. He is the son of Tara and Johnny Kloesel all of Moulton. Aidan is a member of the lodge and attended Hermann Sons Life Camp.


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Fort Worth Lodge welcomes two new juniors FORT WORTH – Fort Worth Lodge welcomes two new junior members. They are brothers Gus Fredenburg and Abbott Fredenburg. The next meeting will be in September. Date and place will be announced later. Camp t-shirts have been mailed to all the campers that requested them. Hope to see lots of pictures in the upcoming months for the lodge article. Parents, please send pictures to sandraj1966@yahoo.com. If you have brothers, sisters, cousins, or best friends attending Camp, be sure to take photos. Reaching his 50-year membership milestone is Robert Lampman. Robert joined the lodge on July 2, 1972.

Congratulations to junior member Caden Jones. Caden received the Dylan Ellis Sportsmanship Award for the winter bowling league. This award is given by the coaches and this is just part of what they had to say about Caden. They said they see him cheering on his fellow bowlers and encouraging them if they are having a bad day. He is kind and funny with his league mates, comes early to practice and seeks advice and takes the advice seriously and is always willing to help when asked. Caden is a fourth-generation member. He is the son of Scott and Shannon Jones, brother to Makayla Hutzel and is the

grandson of Ronnie and Darlene Jones and Sam and Sandra Jones. Get-well prayers are asked for Cecil McLaughlin, John Hilcher and Carol Hilcher. Happy anniversary wishes to Red and Nancy Kelly who will celebrate their 39th anniversary on July 9; to Ronnie and Darlene Jones, 51 years; and Larry and Karen Barclay, 31 years. Happy Birthday wishes are extended to Laura Creed, Cathy Freeman, John Hilcher, Makayla Hutzel, Stephanie McBroom, Red Kelly, Madison Lewallen, Deneen Castor, Dana Miller, Fred Murphy, Cathy Simmank, Blake Walters and Kristene Willis. – Reporter

Fort Worth Lodge member Caden Jones, left, received the Dylan Ellis Sportsmanship Award for the winter bowling league. Presenting the award was his coach, Andrew Brimberry.

Hochheim-Prairie to meet on Aug. 14 HOCHHEIM-PRAIRIE – Hochheim-Prairie Lodge will not meet in July. The next meeting is Aug. 14 at Turner Hall. At the June meeting, special guests were Agents Wayne and Laura Tiffin, members of Cuero Lodge. Laura was recently elected to the Board of Directors. In observance of Flag Day, Laura read Celebrating birthdays at Bellville Lodge were Patsy Marek in March and Marie Herridge in April.

an interesting and informative article on the flag. Roberta Wenzel reported sending sympathy cards to the Alton Rau, Pauline Ward and Henry Schierschwitz families and a get-well card to Tommy Wenzel. A moment of silence was observed in honor of the deceased members. President Janet Zabransky

read correspondence from Tom Kelly, superintendent of Yoakum High School thanking the lodge for the scholarship. Birthday honorees were Laura Tiffin and Roberta Wenzel. Door prize winners were Roberta Wenzel and Wayne Tiffin. Everyone enjoyed a meal of grilled hamburgers. – Reporter

Bellville Lodge member Allen Hintz recently celebrated a birthday. He is pictured in front of the Bellville Turnverein that his great-grandfather Joachim Hint built.

Bellville holds meeting BELLVILLE – Bellville Lodge members took boxes of goodies to the Bellville Police Department as a “thank you” for their service on May 2 in observance of Join Hands Day. The lodge first held its noon meeting at El Jimador Restaurant in Bellville before visiting the police station. Members discussed the status of the lodge. Recent birthday celebrants were Marie Herridge in March and Patsy Marek in April. In February, members met at the El Jimador Restaurant. Regional Sales Manager Doug

Carpenter was in attendance. Robert Herridge presented Herbert Schumann a copy of the CD of the music he wrote for Herbert’s mother Adelheid Kloss. Herridge received an award for the music at the Houston Accordion Orchestra competition. The future of the Lodge was discussed and members were encouraged to attend the Brenham and Cat Spring Lodge meetings. Celebrating a birthday in February was Allen Hintz. – Reporter

Kirsten Smith, left, is the 2022 Hochheim-Prairie Lodge scholarship recipient. She is the daughter of Julie Smith and Derrick Smith. She will attend Texas Lutheran University in the fall. President Janet Zabransky presented the scholarship to Kirsten during the Yoakum High School awards assembly held in May.

Hochheim-Prairie Lodge donated toward refreshments for a Memorial Day ceremony honoring veterans at the Yoakum Volunteer Fire Department on May 30. Pictured are, from left, Secretary Carolyn Hoepfl and President Janet Zabransky.


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Three past campers receive scholarships COMFORT – The three recipients of the Hermann Sons Youth Camp-Shannon Leigh Gaffney Scholarship for 2022 have been named. The scholarships are awarded to past campers in the amount of $1,000 each. The recipients are Taylor Adams of Boerne, daughter of Susan Pick and a member of Jourdanton Lodge; Ryann McAnelly of Spring Branch, daughter of Jessica and Jay McAnelly and a member of Spring Branch Lodge; and Dimi Poulos of Luling, daughter of Stephanie and Gabe Poulos and a member of Niederwald Lodge. The scholarship fund was created in memory of Shannon Leigh Gaffney, a former camper and counselor who passed away in 1998 at the age of 21 after losing her battle with leukemia. To be eligible, students must be a member in good standing, complete an application and write an essay titled, “How being a Hermann Sons Life camper shaped the person I am today.” TAYLOR ADAMS is a graduate of Boerne High School. She plans to attend San Angelo State University and major in education and become a kindergarten teacher. She attended Camp for four years. In high school, Taylor was junior varsity volleyball captain, was a 4-H member, an FFA member, won first team All-District honors in varsity volleyball her junior year and second team All-District honors her senior year and was team captain. Also, her senior year she had all academic honors. She played club volleyball and was active at her church in the youth group and bible study. In her essay, Taylor wrote, “I can still remember the night before I left for camp for the first time, I was super nervous about staying away from my family for the first time. “I had not left my mom’s side since I lost my hearing at the age of three.

“Would I make friends, would they laugh at me, would they understand? The thoughts running through my head were endless. “God heard my prayers for sure. What would be the chances that my camp counselor was hard of hearing too? I was so thankful for everything she did for me that week. “Can you believe it ... she understood me and my life! She was an angel and she made sure that I was included, made friends, and felt like a normal kid for the first time in my life. “It started off being the scariest thing I have ever done and ended up being exactly what I needed to gain the confidence and selflove that I needed. I will forever be grateful for that summer.” RYANN McANELLY is a graduate of Smithson Valley High School. She plans to attend the University of Texas in Austin and major in biology pre-med to become a mental health professional/doctor. Ryann is a member of Spring Branch Lodge. She attended camp for five years and was in the CIT program and was a junior counselor. She also participated in the Hermann Sons Life dance program and was an assistant dance teacher. Ryann graduated in the top 2 percent of her class summa cum laude. Her high school activities included varsity dance, student council, was vice president of the National Honor Society, president of Spanish Club, was a National Merit Rural Scholar, AP Scholar, FACS and was a Comal ISD Superintendent Advisory Board member. Ryann had many other honors and accomplishments during high school and was an active volunteer in several organizations. In her essay, Ryann wrote, “One morning, my lifelong friend Julia came up with the brilliant idea that we should sign up for golf lessons. “Almost instantly, I found out that I was absolutely terrible at

Taylor Adams

Ryann McAnelly

Dimi Poulos

golf. I caved again and showed up the next day ready to fail again. To my surprise, everything I learned the first day was slowly becoming routine and my swings got progressively better. “Today, I am still not amazing at golf, but golf taught me some valuable lessons as well as my time as a Hermann Sons Life camper and dancer. The lessons included the cliche, “never be afraid to try something new. “The reason I tell you this story is golf and Hermann Sons Life Camp are two major things that shaped who I am today. I remember the fear of being away from home and the fear of learning something new, but like golf I was ready for the challenge. I came back every year until I was eligible to become a CIT (something I dreamt of) and then a junior counselor. I never shy from a challenge and am so thankful and blessed by my experiences and lessons learned.” DIMI POULOS is a graduate of Luling High School. She plans to attend Tarleton State University and major in elementary education. She wants to become a kindergarten to second-grade teacher in a rural area. She attended

Camp for four years. While in high school, Dimi was a member of the Key Club serving as vice president, was Student Council vice president and president and was class president. She also participated in varsity golf and was MVP, was in band, was cheer captain, was in Student Athletic Training, Girl Scouts, National Honor Society serving as parliamentarian and was in Skills USA. In her essay, Dimi wrote, “That first Camp experience was scary, but the best time I ever had. Each year as I got older, Camp only got better! “With Camp, I was able to meet and build relationships with people from all over Texas. It was nice every year, to meet new people and reunite with old Camp friends. I have everlasting friendships all because of people that I met at Camp. “Camp was something that I looked forward to every year. I did learn that I had to sacrifice to make Camp happen. I am a hard worker and set goals. As I wanted to attend Camp every year, it was not something that was guaranteed, but I had to work for it. I

have learned when you really want something and finances are involved you have to work hard, sacrifice and manage your money. “Camp made me more selective about my choices. My first year, I remember loving dance but I also took cheer at Hermann Sons Life Camp my seventh grade year. That year I placed in the show for cheer. The next year, I did cheer tryouts at school and made it on the Cheer Squad. I have been passionate about cheer and have continued being part of the Cheer Squad. Cheer helped with me becoming a leader as I have been captain all five years of cheer. “I remember when I took pottery class during Camp. I made a piece for my mom. I wanted to make my mom something in memory of my sister who passed away. When I think about it now, I was able to express myself and open up about my feelings with my hands. I got to talk to my mom on why I made the piece for her, but that piece of art opened my feelings of the situation at the time. I learned tools that still help me today to manage stress and feelings.”


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Retirement Home awards four senior scholarships COMFORT – The four recipients of the Hermann Sons Life Retirement Home Scholarships for 2022 have been named. They are Taylor Adams of Boerne, daughter of Susan Pick and a member of Jourdanton Lodge; Natalie Tayte Burkholder of Boerne, daughter of James and Alison Burkholder and a member of Boerne Lodge; Grant Friar of Boerne, son of Carlin and Susan Friar and a member of Paul Vogt Lodge; and Taylor Eve Majewski of Giddings, daughter of Neal and Kelly Majewski and a member of Giddings Lodge. Each student will receive $1,500 to further their education. To be eligible, students must be a member in good standing, complete an application and write an essay titled “What Hermann Sons Life Means to Me.” TAYLOR ADAMS is a graduate of Boerne High School. She plans to attend San Angelo State University and major in education and become a kindergarten teacher. She attended Camp for four years. In high school Taylor was junior varsity volleyball captain, was a 4-H member, an FFA member, won first team All-District honors in varsity volleyball her junior year and second team All-District honors her senior year and was team captain. Also, her senior year she had all academic honors. She played club volleyball and was active at her church in the youth group and bible study. In her essay, Taylor wrote, “I can still remember the night before I left for camp for the first time, I was super nervous about staying away from my family for the first time. “I had not left my mom’s side since I lost my hearing at the age of three. “Would I make friends, would they laugh at me, would they understand. The thoughts running through my head were endless. “God heard my prayers for sure. What would be the chances that

Taylor Adams

Natalie Burkholder

Grant Friar

Taylor Eve Majewski

my camp counselor was hard of hearing too? I was so thankful for everything she did for me that week. “Can you believe it ... she understood me and my life! She was an angel and she made sure that I was included, made friends, and felt like a normal kid for the first time in my life. “It started off being the scariest thing I have ever done and ended up being exactly what I needed to gain the confidence and selflove that I needed. I will forever be grateful for that summer.” NATALIE TAYTE BURKHOLDER is a graduate of Texas Connection Academy at Houston. She plans to attend Loyola University of New Orleans. She will major in biological sciences/pre-dental and hopes to become a dentist or orthodontist and open a practice in the Hill Country. Natalie was in the Hermann Sons Life dance program for four years. She was a camper for three years, and became a counselor and was a lifeguard for two years. In her essay, Natalie wrote, “To me, Hermann Sons Life is more than just an organization, it is a family! “I have been involved with Hermann Sons Life for many years, starting with dance. My friends and I enjoyed the music, dancing, and extra time spent with each other outside of school. We performed various types of dances

from ballet to tap to hip hop for the Christmas and end-of-year recitals. I will treasure those days in our fancy costumes as one treasures their time spent with family. “After my last year as a camper, I became a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) that next summer. Then, I applied to be a counselor and lifeguard the following summer. That taught me many skills including leadership, organization, time management and responsibility. I love being able to share my joy, experiences and passion of Hermann Sons Life Camp with the campers! “As high school graduation approaches, I reflect on how far I have come over the past ten years and my experiences with the Hermann Sons Life family. Now, preparing to head off to college, I will never forget the many life lessons Hermann Sons Life has taught me. I will cherish the lifelong friendships I have made and the people who have contributed to my many years as a camper, counselor and lifeguard.” GRANT FRIAR is a graduate of Boerne Samuel V. Champion High School. He plans to attend the University of Texas San Antonio and study cyber security. He attended Camp for five years. In his essay, Grant wrote, “Hermann Sons has always been a part of my life. As with many kids, Camp each summer was always a fantastic time. My five years at

Camp were always extremely fun. It also allowed me to meet new people, make new friends and forge memories that will last a lifetime. Perhaps more importantly they gave me a chance to develop leadership skills, friendships, a little discipline and it allowed me to participate in activities that were out of my comfort zone. “Although camp was always a fantastic time, it wasn’t my only connection with Hermann Sons Life. For almost as long as I can remember, we have had interactions with the organization and our lodge. I remember meeting so many new people at holiday parties, seeing family and friends, sitting on Santa’s lap and taking family pictures in front of the Christmas tree. There were songs, amazing people, and all manner of food contributed by various members; all of which forged memories I will never forget. While Camp in a word may have been an adventure, Hermann Sons Life would best be described as family.” TAYLOR EVE MAJEWSKI is a graduate of Giddings High School. She plans to attend Texas A&M University and major in education. She hopes to assist special education individuals and help their families find support and services. Taylor danced in the Hermann Sons Life dance program for two years. In her essay, Taylor wrote: “I

have been a member of Giddings Lodge since 2009. When my family relocated to Giddings in 2009, we did not know anyone in the area and were looking for ways to join the community. A community member shared with my parents about the Hermann Sons Life dance classes. It did not take long for us to realize what a wonderful organization Hermann Sons Life is. In a new community, we instantly felt welcomed by this organization. I still remember the woman who came to our home and completed my life insurance policy and how friendly she was. I made so many friends during the dance program. “It was also a wonderful feeling when I was recognized as a Shining Star in the Hermann Sons Life newspaper. I love that this organization has fulfilling activities for the youth in our community. I’m also excited to be able to use the Member Perks as I become an adult and become responsible for my own expenses. “I will be eternally grateful for Hermann Sons Life and how it was a huge part of childhood. Moving to a new town and not knowing anyone was difficult for our family; however, this organization made the transition so much easier. In the future, I will be happy to share my experiences with other individuals and encourage them to join Hermann Sons Life as well.”


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Class of 2022 Graduates

KARA BRYANN ACKER graduated from Smithson Valley High School in Spring Branch. She is a member of Spring Branch Lodge. Kara was a member of the National Honor Society. She danced with Hermann Sons Life Hill Country School of Dance for 13 years and was a dance teacher assistant her last two years. Kara will attend Blinn College in Brenham this fall. She is the daughter of Bryan and Rita Acker of Spring Branch and granddaughter of Annette Gass of Spring Branch and Robert and Darlene Acker of New Braunfels.

MORGAN DELANE BECKA graduated from Caldwell High School and was the 2022 valedictorian. She is a member of Deanville Lodge. In high school, she was the recipient of the Hornet Award in Cross Country. Morgan will attend Texas A&M to study biochemistry and plans to become a neuroscientist. She is the daughter of Seth and Melanie Becka and the granddaughter of Donnie and Beverly Blinka and Carol Becka and Johnny Becka.

BROOKE VICTORIA ALEXANDER graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University with a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and will work in the medical field. She is a member of Pershing Lodge. Her family includes parents Ron and Cindy Alexander, brother Matthew Alexander, grandparents Elmer and Lillian Mzyk and Velda and Lil Alexander Brooke.

HAILEY RUTHELLE BILLEAUD graduated from Calhoun High School. She is a member of DaCosta Lodge. She plans to attend Victoria College and then transfer to a university and pursue a degree in early childhood education. She is the daughter of Chad and Nicole Billeaud of Port Lavaca.

JAYDEN BEAVERS graduated from La Vernia High School. He will attend Texas State Technical College to pursue a degree in cyber security. Jayden is a member of Lone Oak Lodge and is the son of Dale and Kristen Beavers.

LAUREN BOYSE graduated from Colleyville Heritage High School and is a member of Austin Lodge. She is the daughter of Kent and Karen Boyse and the granddaughter of Harvey and JoElla Koerner who are also Austin Lodge members. Lauren is a counselor at Hermann Sons Life Camp. She plans to attend the University of North Texas and major in marketing and music business.


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Class of 2022 Graduates

EMILY CUNNINGHAM graduated from Navarro High School in Geronimo as a certified nurse assistant and as a member of the National Technical Honor Society. She is a member of Seguin Lodge. She will attend Texas State University in San Marcos this fall majoring in pre-nursing. Emily was active in Hermann Sons Life dance for eight years, attended Camp and was a CIT. In high school, Emily was active in track, FFA and was a member of the NHS Dazzler Dance Team all four years of high school. She is the daughter of Patrick and Michelle Cunningham and the granddaughter of Richard and Sandra Cunningham of Seguin.

Triplets GRANT, CHLOE and BLAKE FRIAR graduated from Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School. They are members of the Paul Vogt Lodge in Boerne. Grant will be attending the University of Texas at San Antonio to study cyber security. Chloe will be attending Angelo State University to pursue a degree in nursing and Blake will attend St. Phillips Radiology Program this spring to become an MRI tech. Grant, Chloe and Blake are the children of Carlin and Susan Friar. They are fourthgeneration Hermann Sons Life members thanks to their grandparents Betty and Fred Friar. Their grandparents also include Don and Dee McAuslan and Bill Murphy. It was an honor for their father to present the three with their diplomas during the graduation ceremony as he is serving his third term on the Boerne ISD School Board.

MAKAYLA CARIN DELGADO graduated from the Young Women’s Academy. She is a member of Siemering Lodge. Makayla will attend Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and study geology. She is the daughter of Tony and Martha Delgado.

BENJAMIN GRAY HARRIS graduated from Whitehouse High School. He is a member of Biry Lodge. Benjamin was recognized as an honors and distinguished graduate. In high school, he achieved First Team Academic All-State in football and soccer. He will attend Dallas Baptist University in the fall to study biology and biblical Studies. He plans to go to medical school after completing his bachelor’s degree. Benjamin is the son of Thomas and Jinny Harris.

MAKENNA DREIBRODT graduated from Georgetown High School. She is a member of San Marcos Lodge. Makenna plans to attend Texas Christian University in the fall. She is the daughter of Bregitta and Darrell Dreibrodt and granddaughter of Agnes and Freddie Dreibrodt.

LOGAN M. HENDERSON graduated from La Vernia High School and is a member of Lone Oak Lodge. He will attend Texas State University in the fall to begin his studies in science and engineering. Logan was a member of the La Vernia High School Marching Band for four years and was a member of the Jazz Band for three years. Logan has been attending Hermann Sons Life Camp since he was 9 years old and is now a Camp counselor. He is the son of Quentin and Dana Henderson and the grandson of Samuel and Leonor De LosSantos and Robert and Linda Henderson.


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Class of 2022 Graduates

EMILY HIGHT graduated from Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio. She is a member of Bexar Lodge. Emily is a four-year varsity soccer letterman. She was named first team all-district and was the leading goal scorer for Clark Girls Soccer. Emily will attend Texas Tech University. She is the daughter of James and Jennifer Hight.

KEAGHAN HOLT graduated cum laude from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science Professions. She is a member of Seguin Lodge. She will continue her education at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock where she will pursue her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy. Keaghan currently serves as the Texas Tech University System Student Regent, won three national cheerleading championships and made the Dean’s List each semester. Keaghan also served as a member and leader in many campus organizations. She is the daughter of John and Christy Holt.

MEGAN HOBRATSCHK graduated from Giddings High School and is a member Giddings Lodge. She will attend Texas A&M this fall to study agricultural business with plans to transition to Mays School of Business. Her high school achievements include graduating in top the 10 percent of her class; member of the state champion UIL Spelling and Vocabulary Team for Class 4A 2021; member of state champion UIL Spelling and Vocabulary team for Class 4A 2022; and placed fifth individually at state in UIL Spelling and Vocabulary for Class 4A 2022. Megan’s parents are Theresa and Howard Hobratschk and grandparents are Seth and Carol Hancock of Georgetown and Gertrude and the late Willie Hobratschk of Giddings.

AVERY HOUSE graduated from Angelo State University and majored in management information systems. She is a member of Rowena Lodge and the daughter Kathy and Johnny House.

DELAYNA HOLD graduated summa cum laude from College Station High School. In August, she will be a freshman at Texas A&M University majoring in Human Resource Development. Delayna is a member of Deanville Lodge. She is a 10-year 4-H club member and she has served in numerous club and county officer leadership positions. During her senior year, Delayna served as the president of the Brazos County 4-H Council. She has been awarded the 4-H Gold Star award as well as the Danforth “I Dare You” award. Delayna is a member of the National Honor Society and was a member of the College Station High School band for four years as a percussionist. Delayna is the daughter of Allen and Charlotte Hold and the granddaughter of Donnie and Beverly Blinka and Darlene Hold.

EMERY HOUSE graduated from Ballinger High School. She plans to attend Angelo State University and study kinesiology. Emery is a member of Rowena Lodge and is the daughter Kathy and Johnny House.


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HEYDON KELLY graduated with honors from La Vernia High School. He is a member of Lone Oak Lodge. Heydon was a Hermann Sons Life camper, a junior counselor and is now a counselor and will be working at Camp this summer. His family includes parents, Cecily and John Kelly Jr., brother, Brennan Kelly, all members of Lone Oak Lodge, grandparents, Peggy and Cliff McCarter, Oscar and Maria Lopez and Peggy and John Kelly Sr., aunts and uncles, Kristen and John Cox, Jason Kelly and Stephanie Greene. Heydon plans on attending Northeast Lakeview Community College in the fall and wants to pursue a career in the drama field.

ASHLEY LANE graduated cum laude from Schreiner University in Kerrville with a Masters in English with a teacher certification for grades 7-12. She is a member of Seguin Lodge. Ashley’s achievements while at Schreiner include English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta, Delta Phi Epsilon member, vice president of operations, director of finance, Schreiner Equestrian Western captain, 2020 IHSA semi-finals qualifier, Student Athlete Advisory Committee, SU Muse Editorial Board and President’s and Dean’s List. She is the daughter of Melanie and Wesley Stehling and Edward and Tara Donaho and the granddaughter of Walter and Mona Ulbricht and greatgranddaughter of Leslie “Pete” and Dottie Kallies.

MADALYN NICOLE KNEUPPER graduated from East Central High School. She is a member of Lone Oak Lodge and is a Hermann Sons Life Camp counselor. She plans to be an elementary teacher. She will take her basic classes at Northeast Lakeview College and then transfer to Texas State University for a degree in early childhood education. She has qualified for Nationals for TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) which will be held in Washington D.C. this summer. Madalyn played French horn in the East Central Golden Hornet Band. This spring the band competed in UIL and received the Sweepstakes Award, one of the highest rankings. Madalyn is the daughter of Aaron and Jackie Kneupper and her grandparents are Douglas and MaryLou Kneupper and Barry and Judy Booth.

Preston Lewallen graduated from Central High School in San Angelo. He is a member of Fort Worth Lodge. Preston graduated in the top 10 percent of his class, was a Texas Music Scholar his sophomore and senior years, UIL State Solo/Ensemble, all four years, UIL All-Region Band all four years, UIL All-Area Band sophomore and senior years and was a member of the National Honor Society. Preston plans to attend Texas A&M University and major in engineering. His parents are Bobby and Vicki Lewallen and his grandparents are Jack and Mary Martin.

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KAILEY KUNTSCHIK graduated magna cum laude from Navarro High School in Geronimo. She is a member of Rutersville Lodge. Kailey plans to attend Blinn Brenham and then transfer to Tarleton and major in early elementary education with a minor in agriculture. Kailey was an active FFA member, served as FFA chapter president, was on the Farm Business Management team, showed pigs and was on the school shooting team. She is a member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. Kailey is the daughter of Alan and Nicole Kuntschik and granddaughter of Eugene and Carlyn Hall and Verlene Kuntschik.

EMILY LINDSEY graduated from Glenn High School in Leander. She is a member of Austin Lodge. Emily plans to work this summer and then attend Austin Community College. She is the daughter of William and Kimberly Lindsey and the granddaughter of Edward and Betty Kurtz.


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Class of 2022 Graduates

CONNOR MANNING graduated from Rockwall High School. He is a member of San Marcos Lodge. He will attend Texas State University in the fall and plans to study business and computer science. While in high school, he played select soccer and was on the high school soccer team. He participated in CyberPatriots and is an Eagle Scout. He has contributed hundreds of hours to his community through local service projects and leading the local service flag fund-raiser for the past few years. He is the son of Todd and Tammy Manning, brother to Jarred and Brennan Manning, grandson of Janice Kuhen and the late Wayne Kuhen and the nephew of Benhard and Shirley Faske and Bob and Beverly Stoffel. All are Hermann Sons Life members and are a 100 Percent Hermann Sons Life family.

BLAKE STERLING MILLER graduated magna cum laude from East Central High School. A member of Mission Alamo Lodge, he attended Hermann Sons Life Camp from ages 9-13. While in high school he was a member of the National Honor Society, four-year member of the varsity golf team serving as captain both his junior and senior years. Blake was also a member of the varsity football team his junior and senior year serving as captain his senior year. He was awarded Academic All District for both sports and Academic All State for football. He was also a member of the 4-H San Antonio Shooting Sports Shotgun team and served as club president his junior and senior years. Blake will attend Texas A&M University at College Station in the fall to study biomedical science. He is the son of Michael and Donna Miller and the grandson of Leonard and Carole Ullmann.

CORY MAZZURANA graduated from Seguin High School. He is a member of Seguin Lodge. He will attend Texas A&M to study engineering. Cory is the son of Mark and Kristi Mazzurana.

RYANN MCKENNA MCANELLY graduated from Smithson Valley High School. She will attend the University of Texas in Austin majoring in biology and Spanish in hopes of becoming a doctor. Ryann graduated in the top 2 percent of her class summa cum laude. Her high school activities included varsity dance, student council, was vice president of the National Honor Society, president of Spanish club, was a National Merit Rural Scholar, AP Scholar, FACS and was a Comal ISD Superintendent Advisory Board member. She is the daughter of Jay and Jessica McAnelly.

JORDAN NELSON graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville with a degree in education. She is a member of Austin Lodge. She has accepted a first-grade teacher position in Liberty Hill. Jordan is the daughter of William and Kimberly Lindsey and granddaughter of Edward and Betty Kurtz. COLLIN PAGE graduated summa cum laude from East Central High School in San Antonio and was ranked sixth in his class. He is a member of Lone Oak Lodge. He will attend Texas Tech University and will major in mechanical engineering. He is the son of Stan and Megan Page.


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Class of 2022 Graduates

EMILY QUINN graduated magna cum laude from Victoria East High School. She is a member of DaCosta Lodge. Emily will attend Victoria College and then transfer to Wharton County Junior College to complete the radiology tech program. While in high school she participated in volleyball for four years and soccer her senior year, was National Honor Society vice-president and was a member of the Rho Kappa Honor Society. She is the daughter of Kevin and Wendy Quinn and the granddaughter of the late Johnny and Viola Wagner and James and Linda Quinn.

MIKAYLA MORGAN ROELL graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with a Masters of Arts degree in communication. She is a member of DaCosta Lodge. Mikayla had a 4.0 GPA and ran four years of Division 1 track. She is the daughter of Robert and Sharon Roell.

COLE WINNINGHAM graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Energy Commerce. He has started his career as a landman. He is a member of Harmonia Lodge and is the son of Mike and Pam Winningham. JUSTIN STRYK is a graduate of Smithson Valley High School. He is a member of Siemering Lodge. Justin plans to pursue a degree in architecture at Texas Tech University this fall. Justin’s family includes his parents Joey and Kristi Stryk and brother Joshua Stryk.

RILEY SMITH graduated from Southwest High School. He is a member of Macdona Lodge. He plans to attend St. Phillips College to earn an Air Frame and Powerplant Technician Certificate. While attending high school, Riley was enrolled in an aviation class that built an RV-12 airplane under the supervision of many aviation mentors including pilots and mechanics. Riley was also the softball team manager for four years. A lifelong member of Hermann Sons Life, he attended Camp for five years, became a CIT 1 and then a counselor in the summer of 2021.

XANDER M. ZERR graduated magna cum laude from Clear Brook High School in Friendswood where he was captain of the swimming and water polo teams his senior year. He will attend Texas A&M in College Station in the fall majoring in engineering. He attended Hermann Sons Life Camp for five years where he had such great experiences he returned as a counselor-in-training (CIT) for two years and will return as a counselor this summer. Xander is also a 1st Dan Black Belt in karate. Xander’s late grandfather, Richard D. Zerr, was a member of Hondo Lodge since 1985. Xander has been a member of Hermann Sons Life since 2004. His parents Mary Jo and Randell Zerr and his brother Bryson are also members.


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Join Hands Day

Deanville Lodge donated $250 to SAMMS food bank in observance of Join Hands Day. Pictured presenting the donation is President Donnie Blinka.

Louise Schuetze Lodge donated approximately 300 children’s books to the Ronald McDonald House in observance of Join Hands Day. Presenting the books were, from left, Carol Grill and Janet Abel. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio provides a home away from home for the families of children receiving essential medical services.

New Bielau Lodge presented a donation to the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Weimar in observance of Join Hands Day. Pictured are, from left, Teresa Adams, lodge president, Tammy Vincent, activity director at the home and Harlene Novak, lodge secretary/ treasurer.

Bellville Lodge took boxes of goodies to the Bellville Police Department to thank officers for their service in observance of Join Hands Day. Pictured are, front, from left, Robert Herridge, Patsy Marek, Herbert Schumann, Emily Pfeffer, Marie Herridge, Laura Schumann and in back are Police Chief Jason Smalley and members of the police department. Not pictured was Allen Hintz.

Stockdale Lodge members joined with Boy Scouts Pack 114, Troop 114 and Troop 118 for a Join Hands Day project held May 27. The volunteers located veterans’ grave sites at Stockdale Cemetery and the scouts placed U.S. and confederate flags on the graves in honor of Memorial Day. The lodge provided refreshments to all the scouts and volunteers.


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For Join Hands Day, Lockhart Lodge joined hands with the Prairie Lea Independent School District FFA and purchased and printed T-shirts for the FFA students to celebrate the newly formed FFA Chapter. It was chartered and led by Erin Hess, a first-year ag teacher and lodge member since 1999. Nancy Hess, Erin’s grandmother, and Mckenzie Hess, (Erin’s sister) attended the end-of-year FFA banquet and, along with Erin, presented the shirts to the students. FFA student Sarah Elizabeth Clarkson is a 2022 graduate and a member of the lodge since 2017. Top - Pictured at the banquet are, from left, McKenzie Hess, Nancy Hess, Sarah Elizabeth Clarkson and Erin Hess, all lodge members. Bottom - Also pictured are FFA students along with members Nancy and Mckenzie who presented the T-shirts at the banquet.

Fort Worth Lodge presented a donation to the Military Order of the Purple Hearts for Join Hands Day. Pictured, far left, is President Shannon Jones presenting the check and on far right is lodge member and veteran, Ronnie Jones.

Twin Sisters Lodge joined Blanco High School students and members of the community to clean bush and weeds at the Blanco Memorial Cemetery for Join Hands Day on Saturday, May 14. Home-schooled students representing Citizens for the Republic of Texas (CRT) were also there putting out flags in honor of Flag Day. Members of the Cemetery Board came to show their appreciation.


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Spring Branch will meet on July 17

Mission-Alamo delegates attend Convention Mission-Alamo Lodge delegates are pictured at the Hermann Sons Life Convention Assembly held in May. They are, from left, J.R. Kneupper, Joyce Kneupper, Carol Swan, Dianne Larned and Jack Larned.

Spring Branch Lodge birthday celebrants recognized were, from left, Karen Woody, Phyllis Haven and seated, Leona Scheihagen.

SPRING BRANCH – Spring Branch Lodge will meet at 2:30 p.m. on July 17 at Knibbe Ranch. In observance of Join Hands Day, the lodge sent a check to the San Marcos Youth Council. Long-time member Bill Woody has passed away. He was the lodge’s official Santa Claus at lodge Christmas parties and will be missed. A Camp donation was sent to the Home Office in his honor. Birthday celebrants were Karen Woody, Phyllis Havens and Leona Scheihagen. Ben and Phyllis Havens celebrated an anniversary recently. Neva and Benard Bosco served a lunch of finger sandwiches and desserts were also enjoyed. – Reporter

Paul Vogt Lodge awards scholarships Paul Vogt Lodge presented four scholarships in May. A congratulatory meal was served. Pictured are, front, from left, scholarship recipients Blake Friar, Delaney Poulk, Chloe Friar, Grant Friar, back row, Chrysti Friar and Barbara Marquardt. The lodge congratulates all 2022 graduates. After the scholarship presentations, a brief meeting was held to discuss Join Hands Day. Members decided to present special gifts to the nurses of a local retirement home on May 25.

Houston meets at Don Jose’s HOUSTON – Houston Lodge members met Monday, May 9, at Don Jose’s Restaurant. Visitors were Jeffery Heldberg and Jeff Korahe. Correspondence from the Home Office was read and included the new membership goal of 11 members for 2022 and a donation request to renovate suites at the Retirement Home. Reported to be on the mend were Darlene El-

lison and Shelia Lee. Members voted to donate $25 per memorial for 2020 and 2021 to the Camp Scholarship Fund. Winners in the monthly attendance drawing were James Ellison, Lavina Patterson, Reuben Heldberg, Jack Manchack and Catherine Manchack. The next meeting was scheduled for June 13 at Tia Maria’s Mexican Restaurant. – Reporter

Spring Branch Lodge President Sharon Knibbe, standing, is pictured with her mother Leona Scheihagen who recently celebrated her 101st birthday.

Spring Branch Lodge members Phyllis and Ben Havens recently celebrated a wedding anniversary.

Pershing will celebrate July Fourth SAN ANTONIO – Pershing Lodge members will celebrate the Fourth of July at the July 6 meeting by having hot dogs, chips and pie and bingo games will be held after the meeting. The lodge welcomes new members Clarissa Mia Avila and Yesenia Avila. Chaplain Tony Valek reported the passing of Jeffrey S. Gerhard and Emily Bernice Holder. All fathers in attendance were presented with a Hermann Sons Life pin for Father’s Day. Celebrating June wedding anniversaries were Emily and Kenneth Wallace, 55 years and Betty and John Opiela, 20 years. Marilyn Hoster was not present to claim the Pershing Lodge anniversary celebrants in June were, $35 attendance prize. Helen Alberthal won the from left, Betty and John Opiela and Kenneth and Em- split-the-pot drawing. – Dorothy Pawlik ily Wallace.


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Cibolo Lodge welcomes two new junior members CIBOLO – Cibolo Lodge will meet Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. An officers meeting will be held in July. An email will go out to remind members. Those who want to receive meeting reminders should email tracycampos78108@gmail.com to be added to the membership list. At the June 2 meeting, the lodge welcomed two new junior members, Hayes Lloyd Richardson and Hailey Dayne Diaz Deleon. The lodge will hold a rummage sale on Sept. 17 at Christ the King Lutheran Church parking lot so mark your calendars. There will be lots of household items for sale and proceeds will benefit the Quilts of Valor, this year’s Matching Funds recipient. In May, the Scholarship Committee met and awarded Bret Gray a $1,100 scholarship, $750 from the lodge and $350 from the Brenda Fey Memorial Fund. Bret was present to receive his scholarship certificate and recapped his first year of college. He is in his first year in the PGM Program, (professional golf management program) at Sam Houston State University. He competed in a tournament

The Cibolo Lodge Scholarship Committee awarded Bret Gray a $1,100 scholarship in May. Pictured are, from left, Tracy Campos, John Gray, Bret, Joy Brown, Cory Rakowitz holding son Jameson and Jonny Brown.

Cibolo Lodge President John Gray, left, presents Mike Warneke the Father’s Day prize, an Academy gift card.

in South Carolina and finished fourth. He played in eight of ten collegiate tournaments and then had his first collegiate win at the golf club in Houston. At a home event in Waldon on Lake Conroe he finished in the top ten, then he went to conference in Las Vegas where he placed third. Bret said he is happy with his college choice and believes it is a perfect fit for him. Last year the team made it to nationals but this year they missed re-

for his first professional tournament. Bret’s goal is to play in the US Amateur event. This year he had three top ten places, a win and a third place, and said he is looking forward to many more years and wins. He is the son of John and Gail Gray. Members were reminded a flag presentation would be held at Cibolo City Hall with city officials in observance of Flag Day on June 14. Mike Warneke won the Acad-

McGregor will meet Aug. 2 MCGREGOR – McGregor Lodge will not meet in July. The next meeting is Aug. 2 at The Coffee Shop at 6 p.m. All members and guests are welcome. At the June 7 meeting, the lodge welcomed new member Diane Weinstrom. Jerome Weinstrom gave a report on the Convention Assembly held in May. Members thanked him for representing the lodge. Congratulations to 60-year membership pin recipient Neldine Collier who has been a member since June 9, 1962, and to Gladys Marie Perry, recipient of a 75-year pin. She has been a member since June 26, 1947. President Doris Mooney read a thank you note from the Rhett Revolution-McGregor Food Pantry for the donation made

in observance of Join Hands Day. A get-well card was sent to Leona Hendrickson. She is in the Hillside Nursing Home in Gatesville. Sympathy is extended to the family of Hermine Wolf who recently passed away. A sympathy card was mailed, and a memorial donation will be sent to The Rhett Revolution-McGregor Food Pantry. President Mooney handed out Father’s Day gifts to the men in attendance. Happy Birthday to friends and members who have June and July birthdays. Birthday celebrants recognized at the meeting were Regenia Arseneaux, Kerry Arseneaux and John Sneed. – Doris Mooney

gional by one shot and one position. Bret made it to first team all-conference as a freshman. This summer Bret is interning with the PGM program at the San Antonio County Club. He will learn all aspects of operating a golf course. In May, he played in a qualifier for the Texas Amateur and shot five under par and finished second qualifying him to play at the Texas Amateur open held June 16 in Tyler at the Willowbrook Country Club. He had his first qualifier on June 21

emy gift card Father’s Day prize. Sherry Rakowitz’s side dish and dessert were voted the best. The best side was German potato salad and the best dessert was Peach Cream Kuchen. The adult attendance-prize winners were Jerry Rakowitz and Fay Fey and the junior winner was Emma Rakowitz. Following the meeting several games of bingo were played concluding with a blackout game with a prize of $15. – Reporter

Rutersville Family Fun Night July 23 RUTERSVILLE – Rutersville Lodge will meet July 6 and fajitas will be served. Members are asked to bring sides or desserts. The lodge welcomes new member Stella Rae Schielack. In attendance at the June meeting were Agent Linda Mattocks and Director David Noak who was re-elected during the Convention Assembly in May. Members discussed Family Fun Night to be held July 23. Pin presentations will be held for 50-, 60- and 70-year pioneers. A silent auction will be held, and members are asked to contribute items. Member Jo Ann Mueller attended the Colorado Valley Telephone members’ annual meeting and brought the lodge a $25 gift certificate from

Rutersville Lodge members celebrating anniversaries in June were, from left, Ricky and Cheryl Kuhn, 45 years and C.D. and Carol Jenkins, 54 years. Farmers Lumber. Anniversary celebrants in attendance were Ricky and Cheryl Kuhn, 45 years and C.D. and Carol Jenkins, 54 years. The attendance-prize winners were James Svrcek, David

Noak, Glenn Altwein, Linda Mattocks and Cheryl Kuhn. A get-well card was sent to Ingeborge Altwein and a sympathy card was sent to the E.J. Stibora family. – Reporter


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Seguin Lodge honors three scholarship recipients SEGUIN – Seguin Lodge honored three lodge scholarship winners at the May meeting. The recipients were E.J. Major, Emily Cunningham and Shelby Passante. E.J. is planning to attend New Mexico State University. His parents are Eugene and Laura Major and his grandmother is Evelyn Neumann. Emily Cunningham is planning to attend Texas State University. She is the daughter of Patrick and Michelle Cunningham. Shelby Passante will attend San Antonio College. She is the daughter of Stacy Passante. Seven delegates attended the Convention Assembly in San Marcos held in May. They were Tom Allison, Howard Huebner, Cheryl Kolbe, Annette Roecker, Tammy Beutnagel, Allen Gescheidle and Paul Gescheidle. They said they enjoyed themselves and learned a lot about the future of Hermann Sons Life. Congratulations to all graduating seniors from the lodge and a special congratulations goes to Ashley Lane who graduated cum laude from Schreiner University in Kerrville with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a teacher certification. Ashley was a recipient of a lodge scholarship when she graduated from New Braunfels High School. She is the daughter of Melanie and Wesley Stehling and Edward and Tara Donaho and the great-granddaughter

Seguin Lodge awarded scholarships in May. Pictured are, from left, parents Laura and Gene Major, recipient Eugene “E.J.” Major and President Cheryl Kolbe.

Emily Cunningham, center, was one of three Seguin Lodge scholarship recipients. She is pictured with her parents, Richard and Sandy Cunningham.

Seguin Lodge awarded one of three scholarships to Shelby Passante, center, at the May meeting. She is pictured with President Cheryl Kolbe, left, and her mother Stacy Passante.

May door prize winners at Seguin Lodge were, from left, Tom Allison, Brenda Schrank, Kathy Hartman, Laura Major and Howard Huebner.

of Leslie “Pete” and Dottie Kallies. Attendance-prize winners were Laura Major, Brenda Schrank, Howard Huebner, Kathy Hartman and Tom Allison.

the pot will be $85. Members must be present to win. Tim and Cheryl Kolbe served a meal of pulled pork, covered dishes and desserts. Members are invited to attend

Split-the-pot winner was Laura Major. The names of Beverly Tyler of Austin and Hattie Gerdes of Marion were drawn for the progressive pot, but they were not present to win. Next month

lodge meetings held the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. The lodge will not meet in July. – Dottie Kallies

Anton Wenzel Lodge will serve hot dogs at July meeting SAN ANTONIO – Anton Wenzel Lodge extends an invitation to all the lodge’s adult and junior members to attend meetings. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the San Antonio Home Association building. The lodge looks forward to seeing and meeting new and long-time members. Hot dogs will be served at the July 5 meeting. Members are asked to bring a covered dish. The lodge celebrated the June birthdays of Blandina Mendez, Veronica Galloway and Paula Reid. Celebrating June birthdays at Anton Wenzel Lodge were, from – Reporter left, Blandina Mendez, Veronica Galloway and Paula Reid.

Anton Wenzel Lodge President Liz Dorrell, left, presents the splitthe-pot winnings to Emma Moya.


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Brenham Lodge welcomes two new junior members BRENHAM – Brenham Lodge will meet Friday, July 8, at the lodge hall, 304 E. Germania. Social time starts at 5:30 p.m., the potluck meal is served at 7 p.m. and the meeting starts at 8 p.m. Members are asked to bring food for the meal and/or a dessert. At the June meeting, the lodge welcomed two new junior members, Trevor and Austin Locke. They were recommended by Karen Locke. William Blakemore was welcomed as a transfer member from Yorktown Lodge. It was reported the lodge received a thank you card from the Bread Partners of Washington County for the lodge’s donation. A certificate was also received from the Home Office for its participation in Join Hands Day. The lodge is sponsoring Brady Lawhorn to Texas Boys State

Brenham Lodge members recently celebrating a wedding anniversary were, from left, Melissa and Kevin Ulrich, 40 years, and Richard and Pearlie Hanath, 62 years.

Brenham Lodge members celebrating birthdays were, from left, Deloris Draehn in April and Delores Meyer in May.

which is held in June in Austin. Betty Keith gave a report about the recent Convention Assembly. Agent Gary Falkenberg reported the Sales Department is looking to expand its insurance portfolio and perhaps sell other

celebrants in June included William and Sheryl Blakemore, 55 years and Aubrey and Evelyn Harmel, 63 years. Door prize winners were Evelyn Harmel, Kevin Ullrich, and Melissa Ullrich. Prior to the meeting, the

insurance products beside life insurance. He asked members to recommend names for membership. June birthday celebrants in attendance were William Blakemore, Gloria Hanath and Ben Meyer. Wedding anniversary

members enjoyed hamburgers with chips and many desserts provided by the members. Bingo is held every Thursday with cards going on sale at 6:15 p.m. and games starting at 7 p.m. – Reporter

Twin Sisters Lodge will hold next meeting on Aug. 7 TWIN SISTERS – Twin Sisters Lodge will meet Sunday, Aug. 7. Sandwiches, chips and ice cream will be served. Chair of the Board Kim Krueger, her husband Dustin and Nancy Faldek, friend of Laurie Hartmann, were guests at the June meeting. Also in attendance was Agent John Moore and his wife Mary. Kim presented a 50-year membership pin to Connie Granberg and a 60-year pin to Ellen Maenius Felps. Connie said her favorite memory was great food and Ellen’s was being a kid and Agent Clements Lindig writing many up to join Hermann Sons Life.

Deanville Lodge awarded $500 scholarships each to Morgan Becka and Delayna Hold during the May meeting.

A moment of silence was observed for deceased member Shirley Mae Smith. The trustees reported Jerry Gass had mowed the grounds and President Marcus Ethridge trimmed the entry way. Marcus reminded members of several event dates. Camp started on June 12 and Open House was June 11. Flag Day was June 14 and the statewide bowling tournament is July 30-31 and Aug. 6-7. Dance class registration opens in June. Celebrating birthdays in June and July are Tamra Morash, Levi Gass, Karl Gass, Kyle Gass and Karen Steiger.

Anniversary celebrants in June and July are Marilyn and Rick Weidman, 51 years; Marcus and Jennifer Ethridge, 23 years; Steve and Georgia Hartmann, 55 years; and John and Kathy Harper, 37 years. Myron Ethridge assisted in the drawing of door prizes. The winners were Myron and Tamra Morash who donated her winnings to the Building Fund. Following the meeting, members enjoyed a fried fish dinner. Thank you to Steve Hartmann and his team and to everyone who contributed to the meal and to the Knolls for decorating in a Flag Day theme. – Karen Steiger

Pictured at the Twin Sisters June meeting are, from left, Director Stan Steiger, Dustin and Chair of the Board Kim Krueger, Agent John Moore and wife Mary.

Deanville presents two scholarships DEANVILLE – Deanville Lodge presented Morgan Becka and Delayna Hold each $500 scholarships during the May meeting. Morgan and Delayna are both fourth generation lodge members and are granddaughters of President Donnie Blinka. Both girls have been involved in the lodge by helping with the drivethru fund-raisers for the local

Hospice and the annual Fourth of July celebration. In the essay required for the scholarship, both girls wrote about their experience of attending Hermann Sons Life Camp and the pride they have in being Deanville Lodge members. They expressed their appreciation to the lodge for the scholarship they received.

Tammy Jones gave a report on the 48th Hermann Sons Life Convention Assembly held May 9-12. Donnie reported $250 was presented to SAMMS food bank for Join Hands Day. Members planned to make final preparations for the Fourth of July celebration at the June meeting. – Reporter


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New Braunfels Lodge welcomes five new members

NEW BRAUNFELS – New Braunfels Lodge will not meet in July due to the Fourth of July holiday. Tommy Daum will host the August meeting. The lodge will provide meat and members are asked to bring sides and/or desserts. At the June 5 meeting, the hall was decorated with seashells as a salute to summer. The lodge welcomed five new members. Agent Shirley Huebinger was honored for qualifying for Executive Club in 2021 at the Agents’ Award Banquet held June 4. It was announced School of Dance registration will begin in June.

Happy Birthday was sung to Tommy Daum. Celebrating anniversaries were Jo and Harvey Heideman, 60 years; Rennie and Sandra Guenther, 60 years; and James and Leola Stolte, 69 years. Attendance-prize winners were Jolene Meuret, Karen Harborth, B.J. Schneider, Connie Krause, Jo Heideman, Dorothy Schneider, Harvey Heideman, Shirley Huebinger, Phillip and Janice Neff, Dorothy Moose and Barry Buske. Janice Neff and her daughter Andrea hosted a salad supper, and members provided sides and desserts. Ice cream sundaes were also served. – Reporter

Birthday celebrant Tommy Daum was recognized at the June meeting of New Braunfels Lodge.

Anniversary celebrants recognized at the June meeting of New Braunfels Lodge were, from left, Harvey and Jo Heidman, Leola Stolte (James not pictured) and Sandra Guenther (Rennie not pictured).

Giddings will meet on July 14

Megan Hobratschk, center, was one of two Giddings Lodge scholarship recipients. She is pictured with her parents Howard and Theresa Hobratschk at the June meeting.

Niederwald Lodge members win prizes Prize winners at the June meeting of Niederwald Lodge were, from left, Nancy Smith and Shirley Kuhen Faske.

Austin Lodge meets July 3 AUSTIN – Austin Lodge will meet Sunday, July 10, at 2 p.m. instead of July 3. Members are asked to bring their favorite covered dish and dessert. In June, the lodge welcomed 13 new members. They are Serenity Smith, Ky’Lee Baldwin, Kyndle Baldwin, Elena Zuniga, Oskar Reichel, Connor Hill, Mateo Lopez, Tiago Lopez, Cabo Lopez, Levi Moore, Jacob Singer, Vivian Reu and Ashley

Wilgoren. President Ed Kurtz and the delegates reported on the Convention Assembly held in May. The Cheer Committee reported two members, Howard Anderson and Jane Harrell, had passed away. Condolences were sent to their families. Happy wedding anniversary wishes went to Jim and Pat Spradling. – Reporter

Giddings Lodge scholarship recipient Savannah Weiser, center, is pictured with her parents John and Michelle Weiser at the June meeting.

GIDDINGS – Giddings Lodge will meet July 14 at Silos Hall. Special guests at the June meeting were scholarship recipients Megan Hobratschk and Savannah Weiser. Megan was accompanied by her parents Howard and Theresa Hobratschk and Savannah by her parents, John and Michelle Weiser. The lodge welcomes new member Rylen Lange from Warda. He and his family are invited to attend meetings held the second Thursday of each month at the Silos at 7 p.m. A thank-you card was received for the contribution to the Giddings Grad Bash, Class of 2022. Birthday cards were sent to Larry Bittner, Carol Bittner, Jason Ebner, Glenroy Ebner, Jean Herzik and Mike Maas. A condolence card was sent to the Ebner family for the loss of their son and brother, Randall Ebner. Members enjoyed a barbecue dinner from Lost Pines. – Reporter


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Vice President of Boerne Lodge Alice Quinn, left, presents a $500 college scholarship to Emily Boerner during the June meeting. Emily is a graduate of Boerne High School and will attend the University of Dallas.

Vice President of Boerne Lodge Alice Quinn, left, presents a $500 college scholarship to Jaylynn Chancellor. Jaylynn is a graduate of Samuel V. Champion High School and plans to attend St. Edwards University in Austin.

Malica Kahn accepts a $500 Boerne Lodge scholarship from Vice President Alice Quinn during the June meeting. Malica is a graduate of Samuel V. Champion High School and plans to attend Blinn Community College in Bryan.

Boerne Lodge awards three senior scholarships BOERNE – Boerne Lodge will meet at noon on Friday, July 1, at Kronkosky Place. Please call by 9 a.m. to make your lunch reservations. Guests at the June meeting were Justin, Tiffany and Emily Boerner, Jaylynn Chancellor, Malica Kahn and Courtney Browning. High school graduates Em-

ily, Jaylynn and Malica each received a $500 lodge scholarship. Emily Boerner is a graduate of Boerne High School. She plans to attend the University of Dallas in Irving where she will study biology. Her goal is to earn a Master’s in Education degree. Jaylynn is a graduate of Samuel V. Champion High School.

She plans to attend St. Edwards University in Austin where she will study criminal justice. Her career goal is to become an agent for the F.B.I. Malica Kahn is a graduate of Samuel V. Champion High School. She plans to attend Blinn Community College in Bryan to study business. Her career goal is become an estheti-

cian and have her own business. Correspondence was read from Barbara D’Spain who along with her husband, Don, attended the 48th Hermann Sons Life Convention Assembly from May 9-12 in San Marcos. She reported they had an enjoyable time at the convention and found it to be very organized and informative. She said they

met new people from other lodges, had delicious meals and enjoyed lots of good entertainment. Don won a door prize, a set of Hermann Sons Life dominoes. Congratulations to Max “Bud” and Viva Mae Schwarz who celebrated a wedding anniversary on June 20. – Reporter

Rosenberg-Richmond to meet Aug. 8 Celebrating wedding anniversaries at RosenbergRichmond Lodge June meeting were Larry and Sharon Vyvial and Cipriana and Raymond Negrete.

Hondo Victory Lodge presents award Hondo Victory Lodge presented a cash award to member Kallie Brucks, 2022 graduate of Hondo High School. The award is presented, from left, by Treasurer Loraine Miller and President Aurline Tschirhart. Kallie plans to attend Northwest Vista College in the fall.

Celebrating birthdays at the RosenbergRichmond Lodge June meeting were Albert Stavinoha, Eppie Kostak, Margie Klobedans and Loyce Anderson.

ROSENBERG – RosenbergRichmond Lodge will meet Aug. 8. A game night will be held and ice cream will be served. The June meeting was held at the Civic Center with 40 members and guests in attendance. W. Lee and Sharon Hedt and Michael and Evelyn Kassey served the meal and Margie Krenek gave the blessing. The tables were decorated with flags in observance of Flag Day on June 14. Community Coordinator William Benton reported the City of Rosenberg will have an event on July 4. Barbara Kettler and Shirley Pavlock donated door prizes. Attendance-prize winners were Barbie Benton, Shirley Pavlock, Adelina Mindieta, LaVerne Tiemann and Albert Stavinoha. – Loyce Anderson


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Bandera County Lodge awards Camp scholarships Right - Bandera County Lodge long-time member Lee Fields recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

LAKEHILLS – Bandera County Lodge recently held a Zoom meeting. Members were reminded the lodge needs nine new members to reach the 2022 membership goal. President Gary Reile stressed that more members need to get involved in the lodge and attend meetings. Dance teacher Kristin Courtney reported classes were being held at the Lakehills Civic Center, and the dance recital was scheduled for June 4. A pizza party for the dancers and their

Below - Bandera County Lodge awarded seven Camp scholarships. The junior recipients were Addison Heath, Daniel Mifsund, Kyleigh Gleason, Kiersten Gleason, Karlee Hamilton, Ben Hamilton and Arthur Phelps.

parents was held following the recital. The lodge sponsored two Little League players this season who could not afford the registration cost. It was reported the Retirement Home is accepting donations for renovations. There are currently 19 residents in the home. The cost Is $500 to move in plus a $2,000 annual fee. The lodge discussed sponsoring a resident to help with the cost and perhaps starting a fund with other lodges. The lodge celebrated two

milestones. Ken Hillje received his 70-year membership pin and Lee Fields, a long-time member, celebrated her 90th birthday. The lodge awarded seven Camp scholarships of $175 each. The junior recipients were Addison Heath, Daniel Mifsund, Kyleigh Gleason, Kiersten Gleason, Karlee Hamilton, Ben Hamilton and Arthur Phelps. President Gary Reile said he is composing a letter inviting all adult members to come to meetings and become involved in the lodge. – Susan Hillje

Old Glory to meet again on Sept. 11 OLD GLORY – Old Glory Lodge will meet on Sept. 11, 2022. The lodge will furnish hamburgers and members are asked to bring desserts. At the June meeting, Diane Smith gave a report of the Convention Assembly and brought a photo taken of those present. During the convention, Diane accepted a certificate of achievement on behalf of the lodge awarded for reaching the membership goal of six new members in 2021. Members are praying for Verlene Carzine who is on the sick list. Birthday celebrant for June was Darrell Richards. Since there are no meetings in July and August, Happy Birthday wishes were extended to Anita Dozier and Gladys Vahlenkamp. They will both be 96 years old in July. Lou Corzine won the door prize. – Reporter

Old Glory Lodge Vice President Mike Baldree and Treasurer Marvin Valenkamp are pictured during the June meeting of Old Glory Lodge.

Terry Letz and Justin Corzine were the game leaders at the June meeting of Old Glory Lodge.

Louise Schuetze to meet July 11 Lou Corzine made a Millionaire Pie for the June meeting of Old Glory Lodge.

SAN ANTONIO – Louise Schuetze Lodge will hold a mystery dinner out on July 11. For details and to make a reservation, email or call Janet Abel at 210363-4022 or Carol Grill at 956-

821-7052. The lodge cancelled the June meeting due to the president and vice president being out of town. – Reporter

Helotes Lodge meets Sept. 13 HELOTES – Helotes Lodge will meet Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. A hot meal will be provided and cash door prizes will be drawn. – Reporter


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Kirby Lodge will hold next meeting on Aug. 1 KIRBY – Kirby Lodge will not hold a July meeting due to the July Fourth holiday. The next meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m. A main dish will be provided, and members are asked to bring sides and dessert. Members are reminded to let others know about Hermann Sons Life and how they can apply for a policy. The lodge’s membership goal this year is 15 new members. Congratulations to Agent Angela Netherton who was recognized for writing the most 100 Percent Families in 2021 and to Agent Judy Schulmeier who received a plaque for qualifying for the Executive Club. The lodge scholarship was awarded to Kylie McQuatters at the Flag Day ceremony. The Flag Day ceremony was held June 14 at the Kirby Fire Station on Ackermann Road. Thank you to everyone who attended the ceremony and to Judy Schulmeier for organizing the event. Judy presented brand new United States and Texas flags to several organizations in Kirby. This effort was spearheaded by B.J. Voight who in May held a community garage sale in Kirby and donated all proceeds to purchase new flags. She received several donations from community members and the lodge donated enough money to purchase three Texas flags needed for this endeavor. United States Flags and Texas Flags were presented to the Kirby Fire Station, the Kirby Police Station and the VFW. United States flags were also presented to the Senior Citizen Center, Kirby City Hall and Friendship Park. Thank you to B.J. Voight and Judy Schulmeier for making this event special this year.

Kirby Lodge held the annual Flag Day ceremony the morning of June 14. It was held at the Kirby Fire Station.

Agent Judy Schulmeier, left, presented the Kirby Lodge scholarship to Kylie McQuatters at the Flag Day ceremony.

Kirby Lodge contributed to a flag project spearheaded by B.J. Voight and Judy Schulmeier that provided new flags to several organizations in Kirby.

The Lodge is planning an excursion to the San Antonio River one Saturday in October. The exact date will be decided in August. There will be a bus or van to pick up members around 10 a.m. that Saturday. A barge ride is planned, and lunch will follow at a restaurant. The lodge will pay for members to attend this outing and non-members will be charged $20. The barge holds up to 40 people so it is important to let someone from

representative or try to attend the August meeting. It is important all members’ voices are heard. Thanks to everyone who helped and attended Senior Bingo Games held in June. There was a wonderful turn out. Birthday celebrants recognized were Andra Fore, Jimmy Scheibe, Kylie McQuatters, Jonathon Kelley and Donna Scheel. Anniversary celebrants recognized were James and Carol Mc-

the lodge know if you would like to attend or come to the meeting in August. More details will be provided in the August and September Hermann Sons Life newspaper. A suggestion has been made to move three or four meetings to Sunday afternoon so members who are not able to drive to night meetings can attend. It will be further discussed in August. Anyone with comments on this issue should contact a

Submit news articles and photos to:

elaines@hermannsonslife.org 210-226-9261, ext. 279

Quatters, 39 years, and Sandra and Gerald Bundick, 63 years. Kylie McQuatters won the May $25 attendance prize. Split-thepot winners were Linda Gloor, Julie Lyssy, Andra Fore and Carroll Gloor. Door prize winners were Keary Lambrecht, Glenda Bayer, Carroll Gloor, Julie Lyssy, Judy Schulmeier, James McQuatters and Tommy Weisner. Julie Lyssy was won the $75 quarterly attendance prize. – Andra Fore

Deadline is the 10th of the month!


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DaCosta Lodge awards three senior scholarships DACOSTA LODGE – DaCosta Lodge will meet July 12 at 6 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. The lodge observed Join Hands Day and Flag Day on June 11 by volunteering at the DaCosta Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fund-raiser event. The community enjoyed a meal, a silent and live auction as well as a public dance featuring Southern Drive Band. Congratulations to the lodge’s 2022 scholarship winners. They are Cheyann Parks, Hailey Billeaud and Emily Quinn. Cheyann Parks is a 2022 graduate of Edna High School and plans on pursuing a degree in ag business and management. Cheyann danced for Hermann Sons Life for 11 years before joining the drill team in high school. She also attended five years of Camp. Cheyann is active in Girl Scouts and earned Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards, was an FFA member for four years and raised and showed market steers, winning Grand Champion Steer in

2019 and 2021. Hailey Billeaud is a 2022 graduate of Calhoun High School and plans on pursuing a degree in primary education. Hailey danced for Hermann Sons Life for 11 years and attended four years of Camp. Hailey was active in FFA, band and horticulture throughout her years in high school. Emily Quinn is a 2022 graduate of Victoria East High School and plans on pursuing a degree in kinesiology. Emily danced for Hermann Sons Life for several years and attended camp three years. Emily was active in National Honor Society and served as president, was varsity volleyball manager, varsity girls soccer manager, was a Rho Kappa Society member, was a member of the Latin American Student organization serving as vicepresident and participated in many other community service activities. DaCosta Lodge has compiled fund-raiser cookbooks and those are now available for purchase.

Cheyann Parks

Hailey Billeaud

Emily Quinn

They are $20 each plus $6 shipping (if needed). Please call Diane Stastny at 361-579-8512 or order online at bit.ly/DaCostaLodge or contact any of the lodge officers. Upcoming events: July 23 public dance featuring Red Ravens; Aug 6 - cornhole tourney and DJ dance; Aug. 13 - public dance featuring Triple Threat Band; and Aug. 27 - DaCosta Summer Social and public dance featuring Tainted Heart Band.

If you need to update your member information, contact Tessia Stastny at tessia@dacostahall.com or 361-237-6002. Up-to-date events and information are available at: DaCosta Hall Facebook page, facebook.com/DacostaHall77905; DaCosta Lodge Facebook page, facebook.com/DaCostaLodge-100293408189350 Contact Hall Manager Andrea Stehle at 361-578-2039 or an-

drea@dacostahall.com with any comments, suggestions or for hall rental information. Contact Agent Laura Thigpen at 361-6768307 for membership request, transfers or policy quotes. Contact Corresponding Secretary/ Reporter/Cheer Committee person Tessia Stastny regarding deaths, get wells, births, etc. at 361-237-6002 or tessia@dacostahall.com. – Reporter

Vineta Lodge collecting items for Uvalde teachers SAN ANTONIO – Vineta Lodge will meet July 7 and hamburgers, chips and watermelon will be served. The lodge will collect supplies for teachers of Robb Elementary instead of local student supplies following the tragedy in Uvalde. Here are some suggestions for supplies with more to come next month: dry erase markers in different colors, PostIt-Notes in different sizes and colors, paper clips in different sizes and styles, adult scissors and boxes of facial tissue. Monetary donations will also be accepted. The lodge will also donate a monetary gift. For more information, call Ruth Bailey at 210-602-5147. At the recent Convention, the lodge had a first-time delegate, Irene Kace. A newer member, she asked some Hermann Sons Life history questions. Mem-

bers shared some of the history and decided the lodge will add “a walk down memory lane” discussions to monthly meetings and ask members to share their Hermann Sons Life memories. The first shared memory was about picnics at the Retirement Home. Debbie Jordan reported some lodges would have picnics on the tree-shaded back patio area on Sunday afternoons. “It was a great time for members and residents to visit and socialize. There would be covered dishes, sodas, water, beer and live music to dance to and enjoy. The children would dance or look around at the ponds and see the fish. It always seemed that the picnic would be the same Sunday that we were to go to camp. We would pester my parents to leave the picnic to go to

camp so we could get the bunk we wanted. It rarely worked. We would get there when the line was very short, and the choice of bunks were limited. More about Camp at another time. It was also fun to go to the top floor porch to look at all the surrounding areas. We also looked at the gift shop for home-made items,” Debbie said. Thank you to the members who brought salads and desserts to the last meeting. Genny Kraus was the splitthe-pot winner. Attendance-prize winners were Mary Ann Pintaric, Carol Bielke, Genny Kraus and Cecilia Padalecki. Delegates reported on the Convention Assembly and all said they enjoyed it. They were thanked for representing the lodge. – Reporter

Vineta Lodge President Debbie Jordan, far left, presents gifts to birthday celebrants Ron Roberts and Irene Kace at the June meeting.

Plum Lodge will meet July 11 WEST POINT – Plum Lodge will meet July 11 at the Sealand Restaurant in La Grange. At the May meeting, President Wilbert Hoffmann spoke about the Hermann Sons Life Convention Assembly he attended in San Marcos.

April birthday celebrant Jackie Wessels was recognized. Members enjoyed a meal of chicken and dumplings. The June meeting was not held. – Reporter


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Kypfer-Salge Lodge welcomes three new juniors CLEAR SPRINGS – Kypfer-Salge Lodge will not meet in July. The next meeting is Aug. 5. The lodge will provide barbecue and members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert. At the June meeting, the lodge welcomed three new junior members. They are Parker Jo Salge, Leah Linda Dorsey and Cody Michael Ragland. Dennis Koepp read correspondence from the Home Office regarding the state bowling tournament. For details, contact Dennis. The lodge sent a memorial to the Police Association in memory of Tim Schlichting. Dennis reported on the Convention Assembly held in May and said everyone had a great time. On behalf of the lodge, Agent Celeste Salge accepted a certificate of achievement dur-

Kypfer-Salge Lodge earned a certificate of achievement presented during the Convention Assembly for meeting the 2021 membership goal. Pictured are Agent Celeste Salge and President Dennis Koepp.

Celebrating anniversaries at Kypfer-Salge Lodge were, from left, Chester and Colleen Jenke and Merry and Art Brinkkoeter.

ing the Convention awarded for meeting the 2021 membership goal. Members voted to get bids to redo the kitchen floor.

Dennis, Charlie Seiter, Madison Brinkkoeter, Merry and Art. Members are reminded to let Nelrose know of any members who are ill or have passed away.

Celebrating a June anniversary were Chester and Colleen Jenke, 58 years, and Art and Merry Brinkkoeter celebrate 44 years in July. Attendance-prize winners were

Members enjoyed a sausage meal provided by Chester and Colleen in celebration of their anniversary. – Darlene Preiss

Harmonia Lodge will celebrate anniversary July 14 SAN ANTONIO – Harmonia Lodge will celebrate its 161st anniversary on July 14 in the Home Association Ballroom. The lodge will provide a catered meal and an anniversary cake. Members are asked to bring a dessert. Members who did not RSVP at the June meeting should call either John Hoog at 210-386-2029 or Mike Warneke at 210-2877067 for a head count. Pioneer members will be honored. Members at the June meeting were treated to a meal of barbecued beef brisket prepared and donated by Steve Prewitt. The lodge welcomed new member Wade Matthew Griffin signed up by Agent John Pacini. The Hermann Sons Cemetery clean-up was scheduled for

Harmonia Lodge prize winners in June were Mike Beam, left, and Bill Witteman, right, pictured with President Rene Kraus. Mike also won the split-the-pot prize.

Harmonia Lodge members Ron Roberts and Mike Beam celebrated birthdays in June. A birthday cake was served at the June meeting.

June 11. Matt Kraus shared some stats that he received from Home Association Building Manager Chris

Bill Richard provided a birthday cake and members sang Happy Birthday. Attendance-prizes winners

Naughton. The lodge had the greatest membership in 1973. Celebrating birthdays in June were Ron Roberts and Mike Beam.

were Mike Beam and Bill Witteman and Mike also won the splitthe-pot prize. – Mike Hoog

San Marcos will hold annual family picnic on July 9 SAN MARCOS – San Marcos Lodge will hold the annual family picnic at Zorn Bowling Club, Hwy. 123, just past Zorn toward Seguin, on Saturday, July 9, beginning at 2 p.m. Sausage and wieners will be served. Clifford and Betty Rust and John and Betty Schawe will host the

event. Members are asked to bring items for the Hays County Food Bank. RSVP by July 2 to Janice Kuhen at jmkuhen@austin. rr.com and also let her know how many children 12 and under will be attending. Campers from the lodge will be honored.

At the June meeting, the lodge welcomed three new members, Camille Dumalet of Wimberley and Neil Berry IV and Brooklyn Berry of New Braunfels. Happy anniversary wishes were extended to Mary Lou and Billy Preuss who recently cel-

ebrated 68 years of marriage. Happy Birthday wishes were sung to June celebrants Danny Preuss, Joey Preuss, Mary Lou Preuss, Tina Preuss, Connor Manning, Darrell Dreibrodt, Jayden Balboa, Debbie Roach and Jonathan Mabs. Father’s Day prize winners

were Ken Cargil and Billy Preuss. In observance of Flag Day, Shirley Faske closed the meeting with the reading of the poem, “I’m Your Flag,” written by Teryl E. Williamson of Pewaukee, Wis. – Janice Kuhen


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Bernardo presents membership pins

Corpus Christi Lodge door-prize winners were, from left, David Garcia, Ray Garcia and seated, Goldie Beal. David celebrated his 10th birthday on June 12. Ray was also the 50/50 winner.

BERNARDO – Bernardo Lodge held its annual June summer social on June 15 with refreshments and fellowship. Robin Maertz introduced Vice President of Member Benefits Cecily Kelly. Cecily shared greetings from the Home Office and spoke briefly about Camp that recently geared up, the new board of directors elected at the Convention Assembly and encouraged members to let others know about Hermann Sons Life Insurance and all it has to offer. Membership pins were presented to Robin Maertz, 60 years; Billy Hagan, 70 years; Leon and Venra Nell Dittmar, each received 70-year pins; Joan Trojack, 60 years; and R.W. Maertz, 70 years. Four juniors are attending

Bernardo Lodge held its annual June summer social. Members enjoyed fellowship and refreshments. Camp this summer. They are Laura Henneke, Grayson Anderson, Briley Zapalac and Weston Sutherland. Joe Trojacek said the prayer

before a meal of chicken spaghetti, Caesar salad and garlic bread provided by the lodge. Members provided desserts. – Robin Maertz

Corpus Christ Lodge recognized member Havynn Carrillo who recently graduated from Mathis High School.

Corpus Christi Lodge will meet July 5 at Land and Sea CORPUS CHRISTI – Corpus Christi Lodge will meet at 6:30 p.m. on July 5 at Land and Sea, located off Rand Morgan Road. A social night was held June 7 and included a potluck meal and games. Fathers were recognized in honor of Father’s Day. During a short business meeting, members discussed the annual summer party, and it was decided members would attend a Hooks baseball game

at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, in the Cotton Club where everyone can be comfortable. A meal will be served and drinks will be available. Door prize winners were Ray Garcia, David Garcia and Goldie Beal. Ray Garcia won the 50/50 prize. Ray and Cheryl Garcia celebrated a wedding anniversary in June, and David Garcia celebrated his 10th birthday. – Darlette Brandon

Membership pins were presented during the Bernardo Lodge summer social. Pictured are, from left, Robin Maertz, 60 years; Billy Hagan, 70 years; Leon and Venra Nell Dittmar each received 70-year pins; Vice President of Member Benefits Cecily Kelly, Joan Trojack, 60 years; and R.W. Maertz, 70 years.

Pictured during the Bernardo Lodge summer social in June is one of its youngest members, Amelia Zapalac. She is the granddaughter of Terrel and Robin Maertz and greatgranddaughter of R.W. Maertz.


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

Converse Dan Boenig 210-705-1815

Georgetown Brad Klein, FIC 512-497-0678

Lockhart Janice Kuhen 512-393-1431

Alice Eddie Ramon 361-701-0480

Cuero Laura Tiffin 361-564-8141

Giddings Linda Mattocks 512-736-9988

Marion Lorene Bielke, FIC 830-420-2380

Atascosa Eulla Krueger 210-863-0546

Wayne Tiffin 361-564-8144

Gonzales Bobbie Polasek 830-672-6317

Tami Smith 361-648-1025

Austin Shirley Kuhen Faske 512-789-3975 Beaumont Rachael Brewer 409-267-3862 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 Comfort Norma Bruns, FIC 830-995-3980

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 Dustie Valdez 210-620-6466 El Campo Dennis Wigginton 832-278-9636 Floresville/Poth Beth Cutsinger 210-325-6667 Floresville John Pacini 210-844-7182 Lynn Wiede 830-393-4660 Fort Worth Melissa Brown 817-300-7699

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 Gary Falkenberg, FICF 713-466-6069 or 713-899-4138 Jennifer Stryk Garner 832-596-9425 Gerald Ziemnicki 713-622-9001 Jourdanton Valerie M. Vick 210-748-5598 Katy Robert Muniz 281-986-0357 Kilgore Alexander Ramsey 903-522-2285 Kirby Angela Netherton 210-831-1293

Sandra Jones, FIC 817-295-2666

La Grange Linda Mattocks 512-736-9988

Fredericksburg Todd Bierschwale 830-997-2130

La Vernia Vicki Hinojosa 210-338-5002

George West Tracy Caron 361-449-0348

Marlin Tanneberger, FIC 210-827-7229 Pauline Young 210-338-5118

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 Shirley Huebinger 830-629-1196

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

Clif Klabunde, FIC 210-219-6142 Celeste Salge 830-620-8515 Nixon-Smiley Diana P. Moreno 830-379-2244 (office) 830-534-4989 (cell) 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 San Antonio Ruth Bailey 210-602-5147 Robert A. Hollingsworth Jr. Rosie Hollingsworth 210-822-2590

Rayna Sue Irwin 210-710-7038 Clif Klabunde, FIC 210-219-6142 Chris Naughton 210-365-2009 San Marcos Shirley Kuhen Faske 512-789-3975 Janice Kuhen 512-393-1431 Schulenburg/Weimar Mary K. Seifert 979-743-0312 Sealy Carolyn Daignault 832-338-6201 Seguin Annette D. Roecker 830-832-0724 Tina B. Ynfante 210-859-1973

Spring Branch Gloria Gass 830-885-4405 John E. Moore Jr. 210-621-7842 Stockdale Ronald Wiatrek 210-771-4354 Sugar Land Alexis Melton 713-305-5738 Victoria Jason Hybner 361-652-6924 Laura Thigpen 361-676-8307 Waxahachie Mark Mundy 214-202-8442 Yorktown Judy Wolf 361-564-2452


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Fourth of July Word Search EASTON PRICE REYNOLDS is a member of Harmonia Lodge. He attends daycare. His favorite foods are chicken nuggets, French fries and salad and his favorite TV show is “Paw Patrol.” Easton has a dog named Moose. He enjoys playing with Lightning McQueen cars, playing soccer and any water activities.

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