June 2024

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Muehlstein Memorial Award

Kuhen named Agent Fraternalist of the Year

SAN ANTONIO – Agent Janice Kuhen, member of San Marcos Lodge, was awarded the Leroy Muehlstein Memorial Award for Agent Fraternalist of the Year for 2023.

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The two runners up are agents Annette Roecker, member of Seguin Lodge and Kyle Hartmann, member of Rutersville Lodge.

“I am so proud of Janice who has not only cared for her clients as an agent but has over many years embraced the true spirit of fraternalism in serving her lodge, her community and the HSL organization,”

Vice President of Sales Teresa Saathoff said. “All three of these agents truly represent the Hermann Sons Life mission of strengthening community through financial protection and service.”

President and CEO Robin Czarnek established the award in August 2022. The award recognizes an agent each year that exhibits what it means to be not only a Hermann Sons Life member, but a humanitarian. Past Grand President Leroy Muehlstein exemplified the true spirit of fraternalism and was the ultimate fraternalist who lived life every day by the Hermann Sons Life motto of

Friendship, Love and Loyalty. Leroy served as Grand President from 1989 to 2009, longer than any other Grand President.

Janice was nominated by her daughter, Shirley Faske, also an agent and president of San Marcos

“She is the perfect candidate,” Shirley said in her nomination. Shirley said Janice’s sisters, Agnes Dreibrodt, MaryJane Smith and brother Dennis Krackau all helped gather information on Janice. “We are so proud of her,” Shirley said.

“She is someone who lives and breathes Hermann Sons Life,” Shirley said. “When doing our family genealogy several years ago, we noticed she joined the organization in September 1956, and she kept that family tradition going since we had many ancestors who were HSL members.”

Janice also followed her father’s footsteps when she was appointed an HSL agent in 1982 by President Louis Engelke.

See AGENTS, Pg. 9

the Fraternalist of the Year for 2023

Camp 2024 opens this month!

The first Camp Session for 2024 will open on June 9! Online registration is still open at hermannsonslife.org. Second-week options are now available. New this year is a 10-day session. Camp, located in Comfort, is available to eligible junior members (policyholders) ages 7 to 14 as of Sept. 1 of the Camp year. More information, the Parent Handbook, forms and registration are all available on the website registration page, scroll to the bottom of the home page. The Camp Open House and Membership Picnic is Saturday, June 8. All members, family and friends are invited. Gates open at 9 a.m. and activities will be held through 1:30 p.m. at both the Hilltop and Riverside sites. Lunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Activities such as archery, ga-ga ball, crafts and more will be available and the swimming pools will be open. Participants can take a tour of the camp facilities and meet staff members. Reservations are not required. For policy and membership information, call 877-437-6266.

Join Hands Day ➤
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Vice President of Sales Teresa Saathoff, right, presented award to Agent Janice Kuhen during the San Marcos Lodge meeting in May.

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Kimberly Krueger, Chair

David Wolf, Vice Chair

David R. Noak

Stan Steiger

Laura Tiffin

Gerald Ziemnicki


President and CEO

Robin Czarnek

Vice President of Operations and COO

Samantha Schulmeier Kelley

Vice President of Member Benefits

Cecily Kelly

Vice President of Sales

Teresa Saathoff


Stephen Prewitt

Edward J. Muehlbrad

Agnes Dreibrodt

Elizabeth Byron

Mary Beam

Sherry Rakowitz

Tammy Jones


Eulla Krueger

Shirley Faske

Cheryl Garcia


Judith Schulmeier

Gilbert Shelby

Pat Klotz

Todd Marquardt

Pat Bushman

Steven Schellenberg

Harry Schriber

Ronald Wiatrek

Annette Roecker

Arthur R. Pfefferkorn

Bradley Klein

Angela Netherton

Joyce Kneupper

Tommy Daum

Robert Prewitt


Kerry Ginn

Anna Larie


Charles Knibbe

Pat Spradling

Gary Falkenberg

David Lewis

President's Message

Supporting community - core of Hermann Sons Life

In a world that often seems filled with chaos and uncertainty, the power of helping others and giving back remains strong at Hermann Sons Life Founded on the principles of charity and fellowship, Hermann Sons Life has long been a beacon of hope in Texas With a rich history of service dating back to 1861, our mission to support our community and give back to those in need is the core of our organization

Whether through financial support, volunteer work or even fellowship to those needing a friend, the way our members donate their time and money to charitable causes embodies the true spirit of altruism that defines a fraternal organization

Our members know that often more is needed than simply writing a check and calling it a day, though financial support is vital to keeping organizations running

Our members are actively involved in their communities

From volunteering at local events, organizing fundraisers and participating in service projects, our members’ support and volunteerism makes a tangible difference in the lives of others

We have so many unsung heroes

in our membership…lodge officers, volunteers, dance parent liaisons and community project coordinators just to name a few

This month, we have so many lodges and members to recognize for their fraternalism, including our Agent Fraternalist of the Year, along with our noteworthy runners up, the community support our lodges provided for Join Hands Day and the thousands of dollars in contributions to the Texas Wildlife Relief Fund to aid fellow Texans in their recovery efforts Donations are coming in each day This recovery will take years, so it is not too late to donate! If you or your lodge would like to donate towards the recovery effort, we will continue to accept donations for as long as our members continue to give

In addition to this exceptional generosity, last month we saw thousands of dollars in scholarships being awarded to graduating students empowering their educational goals and helping ensure a brighter future for generations to come

Our Agent Fraternalist of the year, Janice Kuhen, has been an award-winning agent for more than 42 years following in the footsteps of her father, who was also an agent with HSL Janice’s dedication to HSL is evident in

Lodge Reports

her tremendous effort to keep her lodge active and strong, as well as countless initiatives to not only give and serve, but to encourage her lodge members to do so as well for Join Hands Day and Make a Difference Day, along with many other community service projects . Agent Fraternalist of the Year Runner Up, Annette Roecker has tirelessly served her lodge for more than 18 years through her bookkeeping, assistance with hall rentals and management, as well as her efforts to support Seguin Lodge’s annual Shoot for Scholarship sporting clay event to raise funds for scholarships Annette knows firsthand what these scholarships mean to students as she works at Texas Lutheran University where she helps students as well Agent Fraternalist of the Year Runner Up, Kyle Hartmann may be a new agent for HSL, but he is certainly not new to HSL He is a lifelong third-generation member and has hit the ground running not only as an agent, but in his fraternalism efforts Kyle supports

so many initiatives through HSL, the La Grange Rotary Club, Habitat for Humanity as well as the Shared Lutheran Ministry Council

Kyle’s community efforts don’t stop there Kyle’s full-time job is serving as Justice of the Peace for Fayette County, Precinct One

We are so grateful to each of you who answer the call to serve Your unwavering commitment to your community is something special and so necessary, especially in today’s environment . As we navigate the challenges in our world, it’s always encouraging to know that so many of you are setting an example by embracing the spirit of giving and supporting your community as we’re called to do as a fraternal organization Thank you for your effort in making the world a better place for all If you haven’t found a way to make a difference, I urge you to talk to your fellow members about ways to help There is so much work to be done to help our communities and your efforts really do make a difference

Senior Salute deadline June 12

Graduates the deadline to submit a photo for July's Senior Salute is June 12! Email good quality photos and information to elaines@ hermannsonslife.org. Call 800-234-4124, ext. 279 for questions.

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Bernardo . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Boerne . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Burton 17 Cat Spring 17 Cibolo 16 Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Converse 19 Corpus Christi 17 Da Costa 19 Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Deanville . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Dunlay 14 Ellinger 20 Fort Worth . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Greater Texas . . . . . . . . . . 18 Harmonia 23 Helotes 23 Hochheim-Prairie 14 Hondo Victory . . . . . . . . . 14 Houston 17 Kirby 21 Kypfer-Salge . . . . . . . . . 20 Laubach 15 Lockhart . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Louise Schuetze 22 Marion . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Mission-Alamo 20 New Bruanfels . . . . . . . . 18 Niederwald 19 Old Glory 23 Paul Vogt . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Pershing 19 Poth . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Round Top 17 Rutersville . . . . . . . . . . 16 San Marcos 18 Schulenburg . . . . . . . . . 15 Seguin 22 Siemering 20 Vineta . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Weesatche 23
Monthly Features 2 President's Message 3 Calendar of Events 3 Employee Spotlight 6 In Memoriam 6 Memorial Donations 12 Howie's Happenings 13 Pioneers Sales News 1, 9 Agent Fraternalist of the year 7 Agent Listings 8 Recommenders 9 New Agents 10 Term Life Youth News 4 Scholarship recipients 5 Camp News 24 Shining Stars New 14-15 Join Hands Day

Family Fun Day set for June 22 at Fiesta Texas

SAN ANTONIO – All members are invited to the annual Hermann Sons Life Family Fun Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas on June 22, 2024. Invitations have been mailed to eligible and registered Shining Stars. Each registered Shining Star will receive one complimentary ticket. Shining Stars must have been registered by April 1, 2024, for free admission and be current on all premiums and dues. One chaperone ticket purchase is required for Shining Stars and their ticket is $60. All additional tickets for all ages are $65 each. Tickets can be purchased online at hermannsonslife.org, go to Store. Ticket purchase includes

free parking, park admission with free access to the water park, a meal and all-day access to all the park amenities. This is more than a $100 value. The meal will be served from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Picnic Pavilion. Unfortunately, if season passes are used, lunch cannot be provided.

Deadline to purchase tickets is midnight on June 9.

For questions, contact the Member Benefits Department at 800-234-4124.

Hermann Sons Life Board Director Jerry Ziemnicki, on behalf of the Houston Hermann Sons Home Association, presented a check to Lauren Niemeyer of the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC). The donation is designated for the CCSC’s Work Force Development Program to be used for employment purposes. The CCSC is a coalition of 29 churches addressing the needs of all in the Southwest part of Houston. Houston Home Association donates to CCSC

Employee Spotlight

Marin senior accountant at Home Office

SAN ANTONIO – Cari Marin has been employed at the Home Office since Feb. 6, 2023, as a senior accountant in the Finance Department.

Her main responsibilities include tax reporting for 1099Rs and 5498s, escheatment of unclaimed property, IRA RMD processing and account reconciliation.

Cari holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, CIP (Certified IRA Professional), AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor).

She has more than ten years’ experience in the financial industry with most recent job as senior IRA and Deceased Account Specialist for a local credit union.

“The team I work with is amazing and I enjoy the collaboration and community atmosphere that is an intrinsic part of HSL,” Cari said.

Cari has been married for 12 years and has three children.

“I love spending time outdoors and exploring new places with my family,” she said.


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.

EVERY THURSDAY – Bingo is held every Thursday night at Brenham Lodge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., cards go on sale at 6:15 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. and are usually over at 9:30 p.m. Open to public.

EVERY FRIDAY – Free live trivia at the San Antonio Home Association Rathskeller at 7 p.m. Get a team together or come solo. Prizes awarded.

JUNE 8 – Camp Open House and Membership Picnic will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The pool and activities will be available at both camp sites. Lunch will be provided. See Pg. 1.

JUNE 22 – All Hermann Sons Life members are invited to attend the Shining Star Family Fun Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. See Pg. 3.

JULY 27-28 – The Hermann Sons Life Statewide Bowling Tournament will be held at Cityview Lanes in Fort Worth. See Pgs. 10-11.

Email events for publication

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

Website: www.hermannsonslife.org

All news articles and photographs should be mailed to: Editor, Hermann Sons Life, P.O. Box 1941, San Antonio, TX 78297-1941 or emailed to: elaines@hermannsonslife.org

Reports and photos can also be submitted online at hermannsonslife.org under Member Benefits, Officer Forms. The report deadline is the 10th of each month. For example, for the January issue, the deadline is Dec. 10.

The Hermann Sons Life newspaper is an official publication of Hermann Sons Life. The management and editorial policy of the newspaper shall be in the hands of the President and CEO, and the President and CEO shall have the authority to appoint a member or members of Hermann Sons Life as editor and/or business manager thereof.

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Cari Marin

COMFORT – Hermann Sons Life Retirement Home Scholarships have been awarded to four junior members. A total of 39 eligible applications were judged by staff members.

The 2024 recipients are Rylie Hoskins of Boerne, a member of Pershing Lodge; Brody Letz of Sagerton, a member of Old Glory Lodge; Ashley Stotz of Corpus Christi, a member of Corpus Christi Lodge; and Delaney Turlington of La Grange, a member of Schulenburg 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.”

Rylie Hoskins

Rylie, the daughter of Sean and Tiffanie Hoskins, graduated from Samuel V. Champion High School. She attended Camp in 2017 and 2018. Rylie plans to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio and major in biology (pre-med) to become a doctor/surgeon.

In her essay, Rylie wrote: “Hermann Sons Life holds a special place in my heart. To me, Hermann Sons Life is synonymous with community, support, and a shared commitment to personal growth.

“At its core, Hermann Sons Life represents a tight-knit family. The bonds formed within this camp are built on a foundation of trust, mutual respect, and a genuine desire to uplift one another.

“The concept of life within Hermann Sons Life goes beyond the mundane routine; it encapsulates a vibrant and enriching existence. It means embracing a diversity of experiences, from the camaraderie of gatherings to the shared joy of community events. Hermann Sons Life is not just a summer camp; it is a foundation of shared memories, celebrations, and the collective pursuit of a meaningful life.

Retirement Home awards scholarships

“Moreover, Hermann Sons Life serves as a compass for personal growth and development. It is commitment to providing opportunities for enrichment, both individually and as a community, has played a pivotal role in shaping my character. It instills a sense of responsibility, resilience, and a desire to contribute positively to nature.”

Brody Letz

Brody, the son of Terry and Laramie Letz, graduated from Haskell High School. He helped Old Glory Lodge with its annual fundraiser and at monthly meetings. He also helped with maintenance and repairs at the lodge hall. Brody plans to attend Midwestern State University and study geosciences.

In his essay, Brody wrote:

“Growing up attending lodge meetings and dances was an experience that helped shape my sense of community and responsibility. The lodge is family, a place where traditions are not just observed but actively upheld.

As a tot, I ran, played and danced on that old dance floor until I wore myself out and fell fast asleep on a table or bench using jackets and coats as pallets and blankets.

“As a youngster I found myself drawn into the intricate workings of these gatherings, curious to understand the official procedures that governed our shared activities.

“Helping with meeting bingo games became more than a duty; it was a hands-on lesson in leadership and organization.

“The dances, more than mere

celebrations, are vital fundraisers essential for keeping the lodge’s doors open. Assisting in organizing and executing these events taught me the value of teamwork and the significance of contributing to a common cause. Serving the community through these initiatives fostered a strong sense of unity and purpose.

“Beyond the social gatherings, there is a commitment to service ingrained in the lodge’s culture. Whether helping with Annual Sausage Supper or participating in repairs and maintenance, every effort is a stitch in the fabric that keeps the lodge in good condition. The tangible contribution to the lodge’s upkeep is a symbol of dedication to the fraternal tradition that has spanned generations and I hope to keep that alive.

“Growing up within the lodge community was a holistic education, blending social engagement, civic responsibility, and practical skills. “

Ashley Stotz Ashley Stotz, the daughter of Robin and Christi Stotz, graduated from Flour Bluff High School. She participated in Hermann Sons Life dance and camp. Ashley plans to attend A&M University at College Station where she has been accepted into the bachelor program of Animal Science.

In her essay, Ashley wrote:

“The Hermann Sons Life organization taught me community, family, and personal growth from a young age. From the Easter egg hunts every spring to the fun Christmas parties with

Santa, every gathering felt like home, surrounding me in a sense of belonging. These events were not just fun activities but they also gave me friendships and bonds that I will cherish forever.

“Dance recitals and performances pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to conquer stage fright, and were great opportunities to showcase talent and skills. Without Hermann Sons’ supportive environment that wouldn’t have been possible. I learned to stand tall in the face of my fears, gaining confidence at an early age that will carry me my entire life.

“The annual camp that I participated has also a special place in my heart. I made so many friends and memories. I had a blast playing sand volleyball, swimming, tumbling, and I especially enjoyed arts and crafts. I still have the ceramics and keychains I made. I also still check in with a few of the girls I became close friends with during my time at camp.

“Hermann Sons Life allowed me to grow and become the best version of myself. It taught me the value of community, working together, and how important it is to create shared experiences and memories with my friends and family. I am grateful for all the lessons I learned at Hermann Sons Life and the love I received from the community.”

Delaney Turlington Delaney, the daughter of Amanda and Jeremy Turlington, graduated from Weimar High School. She was a Hermann Sons

Life dancer for one year; a camper for four years; and a counselor-intraining for two years. She plans to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio and major in kinesiology to become a physical therapist.

In her essay, Delaney wrote:

“As a child, I had interests in the outdoors and I loved the dance. My parents signed me up for the Hermann Sons Life dance program, and I would attend the summer camp each summer. Going to Hermann Sons Life Camp was always the highlight of my summer.

“I always participated in the Talent Show and each year I would either get first or second. Everyone was super supportive and they all loved the dances I choreographed to Meghan Trainor’s songs.

“Being a camper at Hermann Sons Life Camp has helped shape me into a more positive and outgoing person who is always open to helping other people. I feel that being a C.I.T. for two years has helped make me a more sincere person who can easily connect with others. Hermann Sons Life Camp is truly one of the best camps that a child can go to. I met so many people while at camp and surprisingly, I still manage to find fellow campers at school events and other places. It seems that I find people I know everywhere I go and I owe that to Hermann Sons Life Camp! I was so blessed to be able to attend such a great summer camp and make such great memories! I hope it continues to grow and be successful!”

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Rylie Hoskins Brody Letz Ashley Stotz Delaney Turlington

Camp staff busy preparing for June opening Camp News

It’s summer time!

Enrollment is going well and for mini-camp and girls’ registration, numbers are at the same level as last summer. Boys’ and CIT program registration numbers are ahead of last year. The tenday program is 75% full! Sessions are still available – enroll today!

Staff members have begun arriving at camp to prepare facilities.

Many of the kitchen staff members are returning for their fourth or more summer with us. Braulio, Talia, Chu-Cho will be heading the kitchens this summer along with Sue and Raquel.

Helping clean the dorms, wash the windows and set up the activity sites are Megatron, Shepard, Sonar, Crockett, Kenobi, DeLuna and Squints along with a new staff member from Germany – we’ll call him Ian for anonymity and Leah from England.

Over the next week we’ll be picking staff up from San Antonio and Austin airports. Training began in May. More than 30 new lifeguards, 20 new archery instructors and 12 staff members for the challenge course will be certified.

In June, we begin the process of training staff members on the camps’ policies and procedures, including but not limited to emergency procedures, group management, the art of talking to campers, how to deal with homesickness and creating a welcoming environment. We even teach them how to dance!

It’s time for for parents to make sure they are encouraging their kiddos (who may be starting to get a little nervous) to get excited about camp. Especially if it is their first summer camp experience.

Have you completed your child’s health history form?

If not, please reach out to Shelly at shellyp@hermannsonslife.org for the form. Please remember we cannot bunk your child without a completed health

Kitchen staff and counselors are arriving at Camp and getting ready for summer 2024!

history form.

Please review the Parent Handbook that details activities, policies, schedules and much more. The Parent Handbook is available on the camp registration page at hermannsonslife.org (scroll to the bottom of the home page and click registration.)

We ask that parents show their enthusiasm about camp as it gets the campers excited as well!


Our priority when assigning campers to a dorm is to provide everyone in the dorm the opportunity for an excellent summer camp experience. Through the Dorm Assignment and Checkout Form, you can select a top or bottom bunk (bed). We cannot guarantee these requests.

If you receive an email stating your child has “no dorm” that means the Health History Form has not been completed. If you need to make changes to the form as we get closer to your camper’s session, you can bring a new form with you on arrival day. Getting campers in bunks with their friends is a high priority for us.

By placing campers in ageappropriate dorms, all the campers will have an opportunity to make friends of their own age, allowing for the best summer camp experience.

We limit the number of friends bunked in the same age-

appropriate dorm to four. Hermann Sons Life App Parents will need to download the Hermann Sons Life App in order to keep in touch with camp during their child’s session.

Through the app parents can view camp photos and get access to the one-way email system. We also use the app to communicate with parents during the week. For example, if for some reason we must close camp, we will send a push notification that will go to all parents.

You will receive a code for for the app when you register your child.

To get the free app, go to your phone’s app store and download it and create an account. You will need the code provided to you in the email.

One-way emails sent to your camper will be printed for them daily at 1 p.m. Emails received after 1 p.m. will be delivered to your child the following day. Emails to your camper should be uplifting and encouraging. The subject line for emails should read: CAMP (RiversideGirls or Hilltop-Boys) Dorm Name and Camper’s name - in that order.

Camper mail and packages

If you wish to have your child receive mail (other than an email) or a care package during the week, it is best to bring it with you when you drop off your

child. A member of the staff will collect these items. The mail will be delivered after lunch during the relaxation period. Clearly label the campers’ name and day in which you wish it to be delivered.

Arrival Day

On the Monday before your child’s arrival, you will receive an email. This email will inform you of what dorm your child will be in and the block of time you are scheduled to arrive.

Drop off

The camp now utilizes a dropoff procedure. Parents do not exit their vehicles. According to the surveys, parents like the staggered drop-off procedures and find it more efficient and easier emotionally on both themselves and their children.

Hilltop schedule

White Tail 1:15-2 p.m.

Road Runner 2-2:30 p.m.

Coyote 2:30-3 p.m.

Bobcat 3-3:30 p.m.

Armadillo 3:30-4 p.m.

No dorm - 4:30-5 p.m.

Riverside schedule Hawk and Horned Toad 1:30-2:15 p.m.

Mockingbird and

Bobwhite 2:15-3 p.m.

Fox and Catfish 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Mosquito and Jack Rabbit 3:45 -4:30 p.m. No dorm 4:45-5:15 p.m.

Please note:

• No camper will be admitted into camp without a completed health history form.

• If you have multiple children, please schedule your arrival at the earlier scheduled time (oldest child). This includes CITs.

• Parents are not permitted to leave their vehicle during the drop-off procedure. Arriving too early will mean you may have a long wait in a hot car! Please plan your arrival at your scheduled time.

• Please do not bring a trailer or RV when dropping off your child. We simply cannot accommodate these vehicles.

• Thank you for leaving your pets at home on arrival and departure days.

Camp site addresses Riverside Camp for Girls 140 Altenheim Road, Comfort, TX 78013

Hilltop Camp for Boys 170 Hilltop Camp Road, Comfort, TX 78013

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Pershing Lodge

Died Jan. 9, 2008 • Age 47


Dallas Lodge

Died Nov. 1, 2008 • Age 91


Helotes Lodge

Died Oct. 3, 2011 • Age 84


Old Glory Lodge

Died Nov. 6, 2011 • Age 92


Comfort Lodge

Died March 14, 2012 • Age 60


Fort Worth Lodge

Died Dec. 1, 2013 • Age 75


Harmonia Lodge

Died April 7, 2014 • Age 68


Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge

Died June 23, 2014 • Age 92


Comfort Lodge

Died Sept. 5, 2017 • Age 87


Brunhilde Lodge

Died May 21, 2018 • Age 77


Harmonia Lodge

Died Sept. 16, 2018 • Age 73


Paul Vogt Lodge

Died June 11, 2019 • Age 72


Deanville Lodge

Died March 13, 2022 • Age 91


Womack Lodge

Died March 29, 2022 • Age 92


Spring Branch Lodge

Died May 21, 2022 • Age 91


Harmonia Lodge

Died June 14, 2022 • Age 70


Rutersville Lodge

Died Nov. 12, 2022 • Age 87


Louise Schuetze Lodge

Died May 7, 2023 • Age 97

In Memoriam of Our Deceased Members


Old Glory Lodge

Died June 13, 2023 • Age 90


Comfort Lodge

Died June 19, 2023 • Age 58


Vineta Lodge

Died July 21, 2023 • Age 93


Sealy Lodge

Died Sept. 6, 2023 • Age 92


Shelby Lodge

Died Sept. 8, 2023 • Age 98


Seguin Lodge

Died Sept. 19, 2023 • Age 94


Kirby Lodge

Died Sept. 24, 2023 • Age 44


Paige Lodge

Died Oct. 5, 2023 • Age 70


Poth Lodge

Died Oct. 17, 2023 • Age 95


Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge

Died Oct. 18, 2023 • Age 96


Cat Spring Lodge

Died Oct. 22, 2023 • Age 92


Karnes City Lodge

Died Nov. 2, 2023 • Age 75


Hondo Victory Lodge

Died Nov. 3, 2023 • Age 96


Louise Schuetze Lodge

Died Dec. 21, 2023 • Age 79


Harmonia Lodge

Died Dec. 24, 2023 • Age 87


Comfort Lodge

Died Jan. 25, 2024 • Age 78


Knippa Lodge

Died Jan. 26, 2024 • Age 81


Louise Schuetze Lodge

Died Jan. 26, 2024 • Age 81


Paige Lodge

Died Jan. 27, 2024 • Age 84


Harmonia Lodge

Died Jan. 28, 2024 • Age 96


Hochheim-Prairie Lodge

Died Jan. 29, 2024 • Age 78


Womack Lodge

Died Feb. 5, 2024 • Age 81


Columbus Lodge

Died Feb. 12, 2024 • Age 81


Columbia Lodge

Died Feb. 12, 2024 • Age 85


Fredericksburg Lodge

Died Feb. 15, 2024 • Age 66


Shiner Lodge

Died Feb. 18, 2024 • Age 70


Old Glory Lodge

Died Feb. 25, 2024 • Age 85


Helotes Lodge

Died March 2, 2024 • Age 93


Seguin Lodge

Died March 5, 2024 • Age 74


New Braunfels Lodge

Died March 7, 2024 • Age 66


New Braunfels Lodge

Died March 8, 2024 • Age 92


Harmonia Lodge

Died March 9, 2024 • Age 49


Prinz Solms Lodge

Died March 12, 2024 • Age 48


Pershing Lodge

Died March 12, 2024 • Age 69


Harmonia Lodge

Died March 14, 2024 • Age 85


Dunlay Lodge

Died March 15, 2024 • Age 89


Brenham Lodge

Died March 15, 2024 • Age 83


Austin Lodge

Died March 15, 2024 • Age 74


Richland Lodge

Died March 15, 2024 • Age 89


Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge

Died March 15, 2024 • Age 73


Stern Lodge

Died March 17, 2024 • Age 82


Dunlay Lodge

Died March 17, 2024 • Age 55


Harmonia Lodge

Died March 20, 2024 • Age 90


Comfort Lodge

Died March 23, 2024 • Age 82


New Braunfels Lodge

Died March 25, 2024 • Age 91


Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge

Died March 25, 2024 • Age 94


Gonzales Lodge

Died March 27, 2024 • Age 70


Harmonia Lodge

Died March 28, 2024 • Age 70


Harmonia Lodge

Died March 28, 2024 • Age 43


Brenham Lodge

Died March 29, 2024 • Age 79


Siemering Lodge

Died March 30, 2024 • Age 52


Columbia Lodge

Died March 30, 2024 • Age 87


Niederwald Lodge

Died March 31, 2024 • Age 97


Hochheim-Prairie Lodge

Died March 31, 2024 • Age 43


Comfort Lodge

Died April 1, 2024 • Age 89


Orange Grove Lodge

Died April 1, 2024 • Age 81


La Vernia Lodge

Died April 3, 2024 • Age 75


Gonzales Lodge

Died April 3, 2024 • Age 89


Pershing Lodge

Died April 4, 2024 • Age 92


Siemering Lodge

Died April 6, 2024 • Age 87


Comfort Lodge

Died April 15, 2024 • Age 78

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

Donations to the Home Scholarship Fund in Memory of:


Donor: Mission-Alamo Lodge


Donor: New Braunfels Lodge

Donations to the Camp Scholarship Fund in Memory of:


Donor: Laubach Lodge

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Agents Directory


Roxy Pruski • 210-218-6204


Paula Gebert • 361-701-7527

Sheri McBryde • 361-876-6893


Eulla Krueger • 210-863-0546


Allen Caldwell • 830-237-3217

Brad Klein, FIC • 512-497-0678

Sean Warren • 512-593-0393

Shannon Caldwell • 830-837-4535

Shirley Kuhen Faske • 512-789-3975


Terrel Maertz • -979-732-1727

Boerne/San Antonio

Ana Vasquez, FIC • 210-569-4660

Darrell R. Steubing • 830-249-7745 or 830-446-9829

Pamela Poulk • 210-753-2626


Gary Falkenberg, FICF • 713-466-6069


Debbie Allen • 210-326-9753

Clif Klabunde, FIC • 210-219-6142

John E. Moore Jr. • 210-621-7842


Glenford Boehme, FIC • 210-219-9792

Jacqulynn Herrmann • 210-275-0429

Laurie Steele • 210-414-4755

Michael Franke • 830-444-4877  or 361-290-3577

Reagan Haby Rogiers • 210-695-5588

Stephen Bonahoom • 210-695-5588


Judith Schulmeier, FIC • 210-667-1938

Tracy Campos • 210-388-2779


Sterling Goolsby • 254-709-5764


Ana Vasquez, FIC • 210-569-4660

Darrell R. Steubing • 830-249-7745 or 830-446-9829


Dan Boenig • 210-705-1815

Roxy Pruski • 210-218-6204

Corpus Christi

Paula Gebert • 361-701-7527

Sheri McBryde • 361-876-6893


Brad Klein, FIC • 512-497-0678


Laura Tiffin • 361-564-8141

Tracy Fuchs • 361-564-2250

Wayne Tiffin • 361-564-8144


Gilbert Shelby • 214-289-1815

Mark Mundy • 214-202-8442


Cynthia Sultenfuss, FIC • 210-219-6409

Laurie Steele • 210-414-4755

Robin Sultenfuss • 210-854-4443

El Campo

Hector Gutierrez • 979-543-2709


Linda Mattocks • 512-736-9988


Gladys Rowley, FIC • 210-219-6964

Lynn Wiede • 210-289-1378

Fort Worth

Sandra Jones, FIC • 817-781-7155


Todd Bierschwale • 830-997-2130


Teri Walston • 832-620-5405


Brad Klein, FIC • 512-497-0678

Sean Warren • 512-593-0393


Linda Mattocks • 512-736-9988


Tracy Fuchs • 361-550-2003


Bobbie Polasek • 830-672-6317


Rayna Sue Irwin • 210-710-7038

Reagan Haby Rogiers • 210-695-5588


Debbie Payne • 830-741-0642

Jacqulynn Herrmann • 210-275-0429

Laurie Steele • 210-414-4755

Stephen Bonahoom • 210-695-5588


Gary Falkenberg, FICF • 713-466-6069

Gerald Ziemnicki • 713-622-9001

Hector Gutierrez • 979-543-2709

Teri Walston • 832-620-5405

Terrel Maertz • 979-732-1727


Carol Lopez • 210-683-7241

Gladys Rowley, FIC • 210-219-6964

Laurie Steele • 210-414-4755


Terrel Maertz • 979-732-1727


Angela Netherton • 210-831-1293

La Grange

Linda Mattocks • 512-736-9988

Kyle Hartmann • 979-639-1439

La Vernia

Marlin Tanneberger, FIC • 210-827-7229

Roxy Pruski • 210-218-6204

League City

Teri Walston • 832-620-5405


Sean Warren • 512-593-0393


Janice Kuhen • 512-393-1431


Lorene Bielke, FIC • 830-420-2380

830-305-6900 (cell)


Judith Schulmeier, FIC • 210-667-1938

New Braunfels

Becki Lucas • 361-550-9358

Brenda Heulitt • 830-832-1674

Britney Cross • 281-450-6291

Carol Lopez • 210-683-7241

Clif Klabunde, FIC • 210-219-6142

Garrett Czarnek • 210-315-8152

Krystal Wilson • 623-698-8348

Shirley Huebinger • 830-822-1942


Shirley Kuhen Faske • 512-789-3975

Orange Grove

Paula Gebert • 361-701-7527


Linda Mattocks • 512-736-9988

Port Lavaca

Nancy Annette Walraven • 361-237-1757


Gary Falkenberg, FICF • 713-466-6069

Round Top

Linda Mattocks • 512-736-9988


Kyle Hartmann • 979-639-1439

Linda Mattocks • 512-736-9988

San Antonio

Ana Vasquez, FIC • 210-569-4660

Angela Netherton • 210-831-1293

Carol Lopez • 210-683-7241

Chris Naughton • 210-365-2009

Clif Klabunde, FIC • 210-219-6142

Darrell R. Steubing • 830-249-7745 or 830-446-9829

David Guerrero Jr. • 210-800-6758

Debbie Allen • 210-326-9753

Gladys Rowley, FIC • 210-219-6964

Henry Rodriguez • 210-548-2292

Isabel Diaz Servin • 210-394-4120

John E. Moore Jr. • 210-621-7842

Rayna Sue Irwin • 210-710-7038

Roxy Pruski • 210-218-6204

Suzanne Saenz • 210-838-2711

Sylvia Zapata • 210-426-4481

San Marcos

Allen Caldwell • 830-237-3217

Janice Kuhen • 512-393-1431

Krystal Wilson • 623-698-8348

Shannon Caldwell • 830-837-4535

Shirley Kuhen Faske • 512-789-3975


Kyle Hartmann • 979-639-1439


Annette D. Roecker • 830-832-0724

Roxy Pruski • 210-218-6204


Jillian Leigh McDonald • 361-594-2500

Spring Branch

Debbie Allen • 210-326-9753

John E. Moore Jr. • 210-621-7842


Ronald Wiatrek • 210-771-4354


Jason Hybner • 361-652-6924


Mark Mundy • 214-202-8442


Allen Caldwell • 830-237-3217

Shannon Caldwell • 830-837-4535


Judy Wolf • 361-564-2452

June 2024 – Hermann Sons Life – Page 7
by area) Vice President of Sales Teresa Saathoff 210-892-0292
Compliance Director Ana Vasquez, FLMI, AIRC, FIC 210-226-9261, ext. 235 anav@hermannsonslife.org Kathryn Mutchler Administrative Assistant 210-226-9261, ext. 242 kathrynm@hermannsonslife.org Regional Sales Manager John Pacini 210-844-7182 johnp@hermannsonslife.org Regional Sales Manager David Guerrero Jr. 210-800-6758 davidg@hermannsonslife.org Sales Department: 210-527-9113 • 877-437-6266 • 888-839-7667

Term insurance a good option for tight budgets

In true Texas fashion, the humidity, heat and mosquitoes are back again, and I truly hope that the summer of 2024 will not bring any of the recordbreaking heat we experienced last summer.

I recently visited several lodges for pin presentations, and I was particularly excited to visit San Marcos Lodge to honor Janice Kuhen, recipient of the Leroy Muehlstein Memorial Award for Agent Fraternalist of the Year.

Hermann Sons Life has been fortunate to have Janice work as a life insurance and annuity agent since 1982, but her service and dedication to Hermann Sons Life, the San Marcos Lodge and her community are what earned her the Agent Fraternalist of the Year award. Congratulations to Janice and please read more on Pg. 1 and 9.

Our two runners up for the award are agents Annette Roecker and Kyle Hartmann. Thank you, Annette and Kyle for all you do for Seguin Lodge

and Rutersville Lodge.

While Hermann Sons Life has life insurance products to meet everyone’s needs, this month I want to spotlight the value of term life insurance. Term insurance is particularly ideal for young families for several reasons:

• Affordability: Term insurance is typically less expensive than whole life insurance. Young families often have tighter budgets due to expenses like mortgages, childcare and saving for education, so

the lower premiums of term insurance make it an attractive option.

• Simplicity: Term insurance is straightforward. It provides a death benefit if the policyholder passes away during the term of the policy without complexities of cash value accumulation or investment components found in other types of life insurance. This simplicity makes it easier for young families to understand and manage their coverage.

• High coverage for critical years: Young families often have significant financial obligations, such as a mortgage, car payments and future education costs for children. Term insurance allows them to purchase a higher amount of coverage for these critical years when financial responsibilities are at their peak.

• Income replacement: The primary purpose of life insurance is to replace the income of the primary earner(s) in the event of their untimely death. Term insurance ensures

Recommender wins gift card

The Sales Department is recognizing 33 more recommenders for the month of April. This brings the total to 88 members recommending and a total of 107 new members to Hermann Sons Life in 2024. The winner of a gift card for April is Shawn Brunkow of Gulf Lodge. Congratulations to the following Recommenders:

Recommender Agent

Arlene Adams, Moulton (2) Judith Schulmeier

Shawn Brunkow, Gulf Teri Walston

Siena Dodson, Jourdanton

Meela Dollins, Prinz Solms

Donald Dspain, Boerne

Jaxen Feland, New Braunfels

Gladys Rowley

Rayna Irwin

Ana Vasquez

Britney Cross

Lillian Flores, Siemmering Haby Insurance Agency

Bryce Harvey, La Vernia (4) Marlin Tanneberger

Bryan Heath, Bandera County (2) Deborah Allen

Holley Heger, Schwertner (3)

Jolie Hoberer, New Braunfels

Kendall Jendrzey, Prinz Solms

Bradley Klein

Shirley Huebinger

Darrell Steubing

Addison King, Castroville Haby Insurance Agency

Sheila Lee, Houston Gary Falkenberg

Marcelina Lizcano, Marion John Pacini

Rae Mangold, Castroville Glenford Boehme

that the surviving family members can maintain their standard of living and cover essential expenses, providing peace of mind during a potentially devastating period.

• Flexibility: Term insurance policies with Hermann Sons Life can be converted to permanent whole life insurance without proof of insurability, meaning that there will be no medical questions or exams at the time of conversion.

• Coverage of specific timeframes: Young families might only need coverage until certain milestones are reached, such as children becoming financially independent, or mortgage being paid off. Term insurance allows them to match the duration of the policy to these timeframes avoiding the need for lifelong coverage.

Overall, term insurance offers a cost-effective and practical solution for young families to ensure financial protection during the years when their financial obligations are highest.

At Hermann Sons Life we


Avery Mikes, New Braunfels

Brielle Mikes, New Braunfels

Parke Millar, La Vernia

Kathryn Miller, Converse

David Noak Sr., Rutersville

Kevin Noland, Dunlay

Arthur Pfefferkorn, Lockhart

Avery Rackler, La Vernia (2)

Ryan Scheele, Comfort (2)

Adlin Schnell, Prinz Solms

Lance Schulze, Anton Wenzel

Teal Scruggs, Vineta

Jackson Taylor, Houston

Reese Taylor, La Vernia

Adalida Weynand, Castroville

Rayna Wooten, Hondo Victory

Marcus Zarazua, Mission Alamo

offer two different term products to fit the needs of our members. Please call our office or your Hermann Sons Life agent today to determine which product makes the most sense for your family.

In our world today, you are constantly given options to purchase extended warranties and insurance on cell phones, appliances and automobiles, not to mention countless other items. While these types of coverage might come in handy if your appliances break, you lose your cell phone or have auto trouble, please make it a priority to have insurance on yourself.

Life insurance provides financial security for your dependents in the event of your untimely death. While having insurance to replace your phone is convenient, life insurance will help your family go on and be able to cover living expenses, debt and other financial obligations. The impact of life insurance on a family is long term and a blessing in so many ways.


Roxy Pruski

Roxy Pruski

Roxy Pruski

Dan Boenig

Kyle Hartmann

Laurie Steele

Janice Kuhen

Marlin Tanneberger

Deborah Allen

Pamela Poulk

Christopher Naughton

Roxy Pruski

Roxy Pruski

Roxy Pruski

Haby Insurance Agency

Haby Insurance Agency

Roxy Pruski

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Teresa Saathoff


Agents named runners up for fraternalist award

Cont'd from Pg. 1

Throughout her agent life, she earned many awards qualifying for President’s Club, Executive Club and Million Dollar Club. She still attends Continuing Education certification classes.

“She is very dedicated to San Marcos Lodge,” Shirley said. She served as president for 23 years, then corresponding secretary, financial secretary/treasurer and reporter and still serves in those positions. In 1993, the lodge awarded her the Humanitarian of the Year Award.

“One of her main goals is to keep the local lodge active and strong,” Shirley said.

Janice has spearheaded many lodge events and community service projects.

She has served as a delegate to the Grand Lodge conventions since 1981. She was appointed to the Grand Lodge Fraternal Activities Committee and served from 1984 through 1993 and then Grand President Leroy Muehlstein appointed her to serve on the Laws Committee. During the May 1997 convention, she was elected to serve on the Grand Finance Committee on which she served as chair from 2009 to 2017. She also served on the Grand Lodge Installation Team for several years.

Janice served as chairperson for the annual Hermann Sons Life Statewide Bowling Tournament for many years and bowled in the tournaments. In 2021, she was selected for the HSL Bowling Hall of Fame.

While in her 36 years of her banking career at State Bank and Trust and then Frost Bank, Janice served as vice president and manager of the Frost BankWonder World Drive branch.

She has served as a volunteer for many organizations including the United Way of San Marcos, the Chamber of Commerce, the SWT Bobcat Club, Daughters of the Republic and bowling organizations.

"She embraces Hermann Sons Life with enthusiasm and works

Agent Kyle Hartmann received a certificate from Vice President of Sales Teresa Saathoff recognizing him as a runner up for the Leroy Muehlstein Memorial Award for the Agent Fraternalist of the Year during the May meeting of Rutersville Lodge. Kyle also won the Sales First Quarter Contest. He won a $500 Best Buy gift card.

diligently for the cause and represents the Hermann Sons Life motto of ‘Friendship, Love and Loyalty,” Shirley said.

Annette was nominated by Seguin Lodge President Tim Kolbe. She has been an agent since July 2008. Annette qualified for the Executive Club in 2011, 2014 and 2023.

A member of Seguin Lodge for more than 50 years, she has served as lodge secretary/ treasurer for 18 years.

She keeps the books, pays the bills and assists with hall rentals from making sure vendors are paid, licenses and permits are maintained to coordinating closely with the hall manager.

She also helps make sure everything is ready for lodge meetings and is instrumental in the organization of the annual Shoot for Scholarship sporting clay event, an annual fundraiser.

An employee of Texas Lutheran University for more than 20 years, she also devotes time to the Guadalupe County Fair Association and finds time to volunteer at church and other organizations.

“She is always an excellent host and tries to make time for everyone. She is always thinking of others," Tim said.

Kyle was nominated by Rutersville Lodge member and HSL Board of Director David

Seguin Lodge President Tim Kolbe presentsed a certificate to Agent Annette Roecker recognizing her as a runner up for the Leroy Muehlstein Memorial Award for the Agent Fraternalist of the Year during the May meeting.

R. Noak. Kyle is a member of Rutersville Lodge and has been a member for more than 30 years, a third-generation member. Kyle serves as Justice of the Peace for Precinct One of Fayette County.

“He recently became an agent and has hit the ground running and has already shown tremendous success,” David said. “He represents HSL in an extremely positive manner throughout all his community involvement.”

Kyle is president of the La Grange Rotary Club and initiates many fundraisers. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Fayette County chapter of Habitat for Humanity and past president of the Shared Lutheran Ministry Council. His latest undertaking was to obtain sponsorship for the Bluff Scheutzen Fest, an historical German American marksmanship and social organization located on the grounds of the present-day Monument Hill State Historic Site. Through Kyle’s initiative, Rutersville Lodge is a Gold Sponsor of the event promoting HSL.

“Kyle is a stellar representative of Hermann Sons Life and exemplifies the spirit of fraternalism throughout his daily activities and lifestyle,” David said.

Two new agents joins Sales Team

SAN ANTONIO – The Hermann Sons Life Sales Department welcomes two new agents, Sheri McBryde and Suzanne M. Saenz.

Sheri, a member of Orange Grove Lodge, is a resident of Alice and her coverage areas include Alice, Corpus Christi and surrounding areas.

She has three years of insurance sales experience.

As a junior member, Sheri danced with the Corpus Christi School of Dance and now her two daughters attend the dance school.

When not working, Sheri said she and her husband love to spend their time fishing out on Corpus Christi Bay.

Suzanne M. Saenz is a resident

of San Antonio, and her coverage area includes Bexar County and surrounding areas.

She has been a licensed agent for 35 years in the State of Texas with a medical and life insurance background.

Suzanne said spending time with her family is what she enjoys most when not working.

“We are happy to welcome Sheri and Suzanne. As a lifelong member, Sheri understands not only the value of a Hermann Sons Life product, but the significance of being part of a fraternal organization,” Vice President of Sales Teresa Saathoff said. “Suzanne’s many years of diverse experience will be a wonderful asset for our team.”

June 2024 – Hermann Sons Life – Page 9
Sheri McBryde Suzanne M. Saenz

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ISSUE AMOUNTS: $50,000-$4,000,000

Issue Ages: 18-65

Annual Renewals After Age 65

Premiums Increase at Renewal

Convertible to Whole Life prior to Age 70 With No Medical Underwriting

Riders: Accidental Death

Premium Waiver FORM HSL-CT10-2017


ISSUE AMOUNTS: $50,000-$4,000,000

Issue Ages: 18-50

Level Benefit – Level Premium Non-renewable

Convertible to Whole Life With No Medical Underwriting Prior to Age 70

Riders: Accidental Death, Premium Waiver FORM HSL-CLT-2017

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Call today! 210-527-9113 1-877-437-6261 hermannsonslife.org

Statewide bowling tourney July 27-28 in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH – The Hermann Sons Life Statewide Bowling Tournament will be held July 27-28 at Cityview Lanes in Fort Worth.

The rules of the tournament are listed below. Use the form to the right to enter a team.

For more information, contact Tournament Secretary Sandra Jones at 817-781-7155.

1. At least two members of the team must be a member of Hermann Sons Life as of July 27, 2024. Two non-members per team is allowed.

2. Non USBC bowlers may pay an affiliate membership fee of $20, which will provide high score recognition.

3. Handicap is 90% from 220 for each bowler per event.

4. IMPORTANT READ CAREFULLY: It shall be each bowler’s responsibility to determine that the submitted average is correct. Failure to use the correct average shall disqualify the score if submitted average is lower than correct average thereby resulting in a lower classification or more handicap. Prize winnings shall be based on the submitted average if it is higher than the correct average. However, corrections in averages may be permitted up to the completion of the first game of a series. Every entry blank must have each bowler’s highest USBC Certified 20222023 book average based on 21 games or more at the time of participation in the tournament. Bowlers not having a 2021-2022 average must use highest 20222023 book average based on 21 games. Bowlers not having 2022-2023 or 2023-2024 book average must use 2024 Summer average of nine games or more in one league at time of participation.

Bowlers not having any of the above averages, but who bowled 9 games in the 2023 tournament may use the average for those 9 games in the 2024 tournament. USBC Rule 319(A-2) is waived (10 or more pins increase in average). A: 2022-2023 yearbook average.

See BOWLING, Pg. 11

59th Hermann Sons Life State Bowling Tournament


BY JULY 1, 2024

Entry fees: $21/Singles – $21/Doubles – $21/Team – $21/All Events (optional) – $5 Each

Team Name: City or Town Represented: List bowlers' names in order of bowling - Lineup will not be rearranged!

If any of the above are delegates, please place an "*" beside his/her name.

Make all checks payable to: Hermann Sons State Bowling Tournament Mail entries to:

Jones, Tournament Secretary 516 Janie Lane, Burleson, TX 76028

817-781-7155 Any returned checks will carry a $20 returned check fee and must be paid prior to participation.

June 2024 – Hermann Sons Life – Page 11
fee consists
prize fund,
Event 1st Choice 2nd Choice
& Time Singles/Doubles
Time Team Team x $92 = Singles x $21 = Doubles x $42 = Non-Member Fee x $20 = All Events x $5 =
of $7.75 for
$11.25 for
and $2 for expenses
Date &
USBC No. Lodge No. Team Lineup - Bowler's Name Complete Mailing Address High Avg. Rule #4 All Events 1. 2. 3. 4.
USBC No. Lodge No. Singles/DoublesBowler's Name High Avg. Rule #4 1. 2. 1. 2. Prize
I, as Team Captain, have personally verified the above averages. Members are in good standing and agree to forfeit all claims for prize money in case of misrepresentation. No prize money will be paid until averages have been checked. Captain's signature _____________________________________________ Home Phone Work Phone Address City, State, Zip Team Captain please fill in below Association Manager's Name Phone Address City, State, Zip (Please include attachment if more than one City Secretary needs to be contacted.) Remittance To Cover Total Entry Fees Official Use Only Entry # Class Men/Women Amount Enclosed Amount Due Date Received Confirmed Day/Time Singles/Doubles Confirmed Day/Time Team
fund to be returned
Cityview Lanes • July 27-28, 2024 6601 Oakmont Blvd., Fort Worth, TX • 817-346-0444 Opening Ceremoney July 27
- 10:45 a.m.

Howie’s Happenings

Spring’s critters great source of entertainment

Howie, Beau and Tig have been having the time of their lives in our backyard. I am not sure our yard will ever be quite the same, but they’re sure enjoying it. With the nicer weather of spring, not only have they been digging, but they have been chasing lizards, bugs and every type of critter they can find.

They were delighted to bring a lizard into the house and left it on the couch for Dave to find. Imagine his surprise when he saw a little piece of its tail sticking out and it jumped when he pulled it out of the couch cushions.

Beau has decided that Dave’s

half of the bed is his. With his long giraffe-like legs, he stretches out across the bed, passed out until Dave comes to bed to claim his spot. Dave’s not particularly thrilled as their shenanigans throughout the day often bring lots of dirt, sand and bark that makes its way into the house. With his cute face, it’s hard to say no, but having the bed fill up with the grime of the day does get to be a bit much. Howie and Beau wanted you to meet their friend, Maple. This sweet girl was found at a local dump and had to eat trash to survive until the amazing folks at Heart of Texas SPCA / HOTK9 rescued her. Despite having a rough start to life and being let down by her humans, she is still the sweetest girl and has lots of love to give. Maple would make the best couch potato buddy

and is so willing to please. She is a bit particular about other pets, but she never will leave her person’s side. She’s SO affectionate, loyal and well behaved and has the softest coat.

If you’re interested in meeting Maple or any of the pups at HOTK9 or for more information, please email: hotk9rescue@ yahoo.com to schedule a time to meet them. For more information and to view all of the amazing dogs available for adoption, please check out Heart of Texas SPCA / HOTK9 Rescue on Facebook or at www.heartoftexasspca.com You’ll also be able to see their adoption events where you can meet many of their precious pups. Keep in mind that Heart of Texas SPCA/HOT K9 Rescue is a volunteer run organization, so email is best.

Puzzle answers from Pg. 24

Crossword Across 4. Beach

6. Independence Day

8. Pool 9. June 10. Sun Down


1. Barbecue

2. Summer 3. Lemonade

5. Camping

7. Hot Crypto Fun

A. Father

B. Mentor

C. Parent

D. Celebrate Word Search

Fort Worth to host statewide bowling tournament

Cont’d from Pg. 10

B: 2023-2024 yearbook average. C: Summer 2024 average (9 games or more in one sanctioned league at time of participation).

5. All bowlers must check in 30 minutes before scheduled to bowl and should present their current USBC Certified card.

6. Entry closing date is July 1, 2024.

7. Any appeal or protest must be made prior to the payment of prizes. USBC Rule #329.


9. All entries must be sent to

the Tournament Manager no later than July 1, 2024. All entries postmarked the first post office business day following the entry closing date shall be accepted. Tournament director reserves the right to accept applications up to the beginning of bowling as long as lanes are available.


11. No entry fee will be returned after being received.

12. Entry fee is $21 per event. All Events is $5 optional. Nonmembers will pay an additional $20.

13. 100% of the prize money will be returned to bowlers. If

bowler does not cash check within six months, prize winnings will be forfeited.

14. All winners’ averages will be verified before distribution of prize fund.

15. Prize ratio will be at least one for every five entries in team, singles and doubles.

16. Prize ratio for All Events will be one prize for every 20 entries.

17. Plaques will be awarded to each event’s first place winners.

18. Multiple participation will not be allowed, except in cases of emergency where a bowler who has not participated already can not be found. At least three officers of the Executive Board must approve the substi-

tute. This can only occur in the Team Event and Doubles Event. The decision of the Executive Board shall be final unless an appeal is made in accordance with Rule #329.

19. Two separate tournaments with two separate prize lists: one for USBC female members only and one for USBC male members only.

20. Average Adjustment USBC Rule #319E will apply.

21. No previous prize winnings need be reported.

22. USBC Rules will prevail in all instances not herein covered.


– Opening ceremony will be held on July 27, 2024, at 10:45 a.m.

– Singles/Doubles - Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. – Team - Sunday, July 28, at 10 a.m.

Additional squads may be added during the course of the tournament, however no squad may be added after the final squad on July 28, 2024, at 10 a.m.

24. Two free team entries for 2023 Tournament (one male and one female) will be drawn for at the Annual Meeting on July 27, 2024.

25. Lanes will be dressed after each squad.

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Tig, Howie and Beau take a nap. Digging up the backyard and chasing bugs and lizards takes lots of energy. Howie and Beau enjoy a whipped cream treat! Howie is very sad the treat wrapper he found is empty. Maple had a very rough go of it before being rescued. Now she needs a loving home.

75 Years


Anton Wenzel Lodge


Comfort Lodge


Corpus Christi Lodge

NEVA A. H. CECIL Dallas Lodge



Louise Schuetze Lodge


Needville Lodge


New Braunfels Lodge


Orange Grove Lodge


Vineta Lodge

70 Years



Anton Wenzel Lodge


Bellville Lodge

JOE TROJACEK JR. Bernardo Lodge














Comfort Lodge


Corpus Christi Lodge


Edelweiss-Magnolia Lodge


Fredericksburg Lodge


Louise Schuetze Lodge

STEVEN K. ENGELKE Pershing Lodge





CAROL S. CARMEAN Rutersville Lodge

GAYLE L. KREBS Shelby Lodge

FRED A. SARTOR JR. Siemering Lodge


60 Years

ARTHUR C. KRUEGER Anton Wenzel Lodge

DAVID A. NEILL Bexar Lodge


FLOYD O. KOTT JR. Comfort Lodge

FRANKE L. ALBRECHT Cuero Family Lodge


HAROLD D. LEWIS Fort Worth Lodge





Fredericksburg Lodge



Harmonia Lodge



Hochheim-Prairie Lodge



SHARON E. WOOTAN La Vernia Lodge




LINDA A. PREMO Mission-Alamo Lodge



Pershing Lodge




Shiner Lodge


Wichita Falls Lodge

50 Years

SEAN M. MCBRIDE Anton Wenzel Lodge



ROBIN G. GENT Bryan Lodge


MARK C. SUEHS Castroville Lodge


Corpus Christi Lodge


GLENN R. SARLLS Da Costa Lodge

JANELL A. DANIELS Fredericksburg Lodge



GARY W. WOHLFARTH Harmonia Lodge




Hochheim-Prairie Lodge



Kirby Lodge





JAMES M. WILLIAMS Mission-Alamo Lodge


JAY L. HURT New Braunfels Lodge

MARILYN Y. THANE Old Glory Lodge



Orange Grove Lodge



LILLIAN A. MZYK Pershing Lodge





ALVILDA M. ROTHER Schulenburg Lodge




LAWRENCE J. MAGOTT Siemering Lodge

M. CAREN C. ELMS Washington Lodge

APRIL A. HENNEKE Yorktown Lodge


Dallas Lodge member Terry W. Simon has received his 70-year membership pin. He has been a member since Oct. 5, 1954, and resides in Greensboro, NC.

Twin Sisters Lodge member Richard Koh has received his 70year membership pin. He has been a member since Aug. 2, 1954, and resides in Westbrook.

Columbia Lodge member Carl Garber has received his 60-year pin. Carl, 94, has been a member since May 3, 1964, and resides in Denton. Carl and wife Judith initiated three generations of Hermann Sons Life members.

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Join Hands Day


For Join Hands Day, Ellinger Lodge donated food items to the Area Ministry for Emergency Needs (AMEN) Food Pantry, pictured above. The lodge also donated auction items for the Ellinger Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser event held in April and members volunteered at the event. Diane Marusik, center, manned the baked goods booth and donated a jar of homemade cookies for the auction. Other donated auction items included a handcrafted table made by Norman Wied and a tray filled with a cutting board and an assortment of jarred pickles and salsas from Annie Mueller. Irvin Schulmeier Jr. and wife, Agent Judith Schulmeier, manned a Hermann Sons Life information table during the event. More than $1,000 was raised for the department. The lodge also donated $300 to the Hermann Sons Life Texas Wildfire Relief Fund.

Rutersville Lodge

Rutersville Lodge collected food items for the AMEN Food Pantry in observance of Join Hands Day. Carol Jenkins delivered the food to the pantry as well as a monetary donation.

Hochheim-Prairie Lodge

Hochheim Prairie Lodge presented Yoakum Volunteer Fire Department made a monetary donation to the local EMS and first responders for Join Hands Day. Pictured, from left, are volunteer Cade Murrllie, Nadine Rex, Janet Zabransky, lodge president; Mark Herchek, chief; Carolyn Hoepfl, lodge secretary; Wilburn Pargmann, lodge officer and Troy Alvarez.

Hondo Victory and Dunlay Lodge

Hondo Victory Lodge and Dunlay Lodge members were happy to celebrate Join Hands Day together by collecting and donating food to the Medina County Food Pantry. Pictured are Aurline Tschirhart, Linda Tschirhart, Barbara Haby and Debbie Payne representing Hondo Victory Lodge and Stan and Dolly Meyer representing Dunlay Lodge. Jaine Brock, Frances Lopez and Betty Ann Pruitt accepted the donations.

Cat Spring Lodge

For Join Hands Day, Cat Spring Lodge donated to Boy Scout Troop 548. The troop has been raising funds for camp and lost a lot of its equipment in a fire. Pictured are, from left, Cameron Vojtek, Charlie Ribardo, Payton Galicia, lodge President Pat Klotz and Katherine Demel. The lodge also donated to Blessing Boxes (not pictured). This group makes comfort pillows and packages for mastectomy patients and ships boxes all over the nation.

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Join Hands Day

Marion Lodge

In observance of Join Hands Day, Marion Lodge presented a check to the St. John’s Lutheran Church Day Care Program in Marion. The funds will be used for classroom supplies. President Morris Vader is pictured presenting the check to Audrey Harris, director of St. John’s Lutheran Day Care. They were joined by Hermann Sons Life member and SJLDC employee, Marcie Grubb, along with junior members who attend the day care facility, Annabelle and Zachary Basha, Henley Moltz and Hank Grimm.

Paul Vogt Lodge

For Join Hands Day, Paul Vogt Lodge provided bottled water for the Boerne and Samuel V. Champion high school senior graduation in May. Some 3,000 plus bottles of water were delivered to the high school for the two-day celebration. The lodge was proud to “Join Hands” with Boerne ISD in a partnership of generosity for the community in which we serve and as awareness that Paul Vogt Lodge cares and strengthens communities.

Pershing Lodge

Pershing Lodge donated $300 to the Bexar County ESD12 Fire and Rescue Department for Join Hands Day.

President Dorothy Pawlik presented the donation to Joe Ochoa, department president, during the May meeting. The department services the St. Hedwig and Lone Oak areas and has eight firefighters on staff.

Schulenburg Lodge presented a donation to the Texas Ramp Project at the May meeting.

Pictured are, from left, J. Frank Smith, regional project manager and President Ed Moeller.

Laubach Lodge

For Join Hands Day, Laubach Lodge members Deanne Engelke, Donna Ewald, Jenny Siltmann and Jeania Brandon offered their help at the spring school tours on May 9 at the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center in Seguin. The center hosts both fall and spring school tours focused on agriculture presented by area volunteers reaching around 2,000 young minds annually.

Schulenburg Lodge

Schulenburg Lodge donated to And Then a New Day for Join Hands Day. This organization is part of TurtleWing and helps young adults with special needs learn life skills. A donation was also made to the Schulenburg Regency Care Center for bingo prizes.

Schulenburg Lodge presented scholarships to Jordan Whitley, left, and Delaney Turlington, right at the May meeting. They are pictured with Mary K. Seifert, Scholarship Committee chair.

Schulenburg Lodge will meet Aug. 14

SCHULENBURG – Schulenburg Lodge will meet Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Oakridge Restaurant.

Scholarships were presented to Delaney Turlington of Weimer and Jordan Whitley of Hallettsville at the May meeting.

Regional Project Manager, J. Frank Smith from the Texas Ramp Project was in attendance to accept a donation from the lodge to help with materials needed to build handicap ramps in Colorado, Fayette and Lee counties. For information call Junette Rodecap

at 979-743-0623. The lodge welcomes new members Charleigh Maeve Hembree, William Izic Hernandez V. and Scarlette Elizabeth Crumley. Weskey Gage Palmer transferred membership.

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– Reporter

Cibolo to celebrate Father’s Day at June meeting

CIBOLO – Cibolo Lodge will hold the Father’s Day regular meeting on Thursday, June 6, at Christ the King Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. The main dish will be brisket from Bill Miller’s Barbecue and members are asked to bring sides. The women are responsible for the desserts. Bingo will follow the meeting.

The lodge will hold a Flag Day ceremony on Friday, June 14, at Cibolo City Hall at 9 a.m. to beat the heat.

The lodge welcomes new junior member Leona Marie Jones.

President John Gray presented member John Fey with a 60-year membership pin at the May meeting.

All mothers were honored in observance of Mother’s Day.

The T-shirts for members to wear at community service functions arrived and are awesome. Members wore them for the Join Hands Day event observed on May 19. Members helped serve at the annual turkey dinner at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Marion.

The Scholarship Committee awarded Bret Gray the $1,250 scholarship from the lodge

and he also received the $500 Brenda Fey Scholarship. This is his last year for the scholarship. The lodge congratulates him on his success at Sam Houston State University and in the golf program.

Lasagna was the main dish.

Joy Brown’s salad was voted best side dish and Sherry Rakowitz’s Strawberry Ice Box Cake was voted best dessert.

May birthday celebrants were

Brian Schneider, Gail Gray and Sheri Rakowitz.

Joy Brown and Dorothy Schneider won the adult attendance prize and Jameson Rakowitz won the junior attendance prize. Tracy Campos won the Mother’s Day gift card and Lindor chocolates.

Stay safe everyone, enjoy the rain and have a safe and cool summer!

– Tracy Campos

Rutersville to hold fish fry on June 15

LA GRANGE – Rutersville Lodge will meet on June 5 at 7 p.m. at the lodge hall, 5830 St. Hwy. 159.

The Annual Fish Fry will be held June 15. The social will begin at 5 p.m. and the meal at 6:30 p.m. Sides will be provided; members are asked to bring appetizers and desserts.

Members are also asked to bring items or money for the silent auction.

At the May meeting, Vice President of Sales Teresa Saathoff was in attendance and presented a certificate to Agent Kyle Hartmann recognizing him as a runnerup for the Leroy Muehlstein Memorial Fraternalist of the Year Award. Kyle also won the Sales First Quarter Contest for

his sales production. He was awarded a $500 Best Buy gift card.

For Join Hands Day, the lodge collected non-perishable food items for the AMEN Food Pantry. Funds totaling $248.47 were anonymously matched making the monetary donation almost $500.

Attendance-prize winners were Larry Tietjen, Albert Loehr, C.D. Jenkins, Tuffy Hale and Brian Mueller. Wayman Krueger won the door prize. The lodge was a Gold Sponsor for the Bluff SchuetzenFest held May 18. As well as sponsoring the event, members helped with the hydration stations for the Bluff 5K Spasslauf Fun Run.

Rutersville Lodge recognized birthday celebrant Delores Bayer at the May meeting.

The lodge will again reimburse $150 to junior members who attend summer camp this year. May birthday celebrant Delores Bayer was recognized. – Reporter

Gray, a student at Sam Houston State University and he also received the Brenda Fey Scholarship.

Bernardo plans summer social

CAT SPRING – Bernardo Lodge will host a summer social on June 19 at the fire station. The lodge will provide hamburgers and hotdogs. Members are asked to bring sides. The social will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the meal at 7 p.m. Please RSVP to Robin Maertz at 979-732-1687 by June 12. Mark your calendar! At the April meeting, it was announced August H. Jones Jr. has transferred to Columbus Lodge.

Members were reminded camp season is gearing up and to be sure to watch for

information in the mail and in the newspaper.

The Cheer Committee reported sending a sympathy card to the family of Dorthy Fogt. Andy Harbich noted the financial books were found to be in good order.

Happy Birthday was sung to Joe Trojacek who celebrated 90 years and to Anita Zaskoda who celebrated 82 years. They are wished many more.

The door-prize winners were Arlene Trojacek and Terrel Maertz.

– Robin Maertz

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Cibolo Lodge member John Fey, right, was presented a 60-year membership pin by President John Gray at the May meeting. Cibolo Lodge recognized birthday celebrants, from left, Brian Schnieder, Gail Gray and Sheri Rakowitz at the May meeting. Cibolo Lodge junior Jameson Rakowitz won an attendance prize at the May meeting. Cibolo Lodge awarded the annual scholarship to Bret

Round Top Lodge plans annual picnic for June 8

ROUND TOP – Round Top Lodge will hold the annual picnic on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

At the April meeting held at the American Legion Hall, Ida Blackwell, age 10 and a member since birth, sang the “Star Spangled Banner” and the lyrics for Gilligan’s Island theme song. She received tremendous applause!

The lodge welcomes new members Madeline Mays, Paxon Porter and Hadley Harper and transfer members, Slade, Skylar and Jamie Schroeder.

Members continued the discussion of supporting

community events monetarily.

Happy Birthday wishes were sung to Myrt Meinkowsky, Bob Porter and Ray Ullrich for their April birthdays and to Linda Mattocks and Ida Blackwell for their March birthdays. There was no meeting held in March due to the antique sale at the hall.

Attendance-prize winners were Ray Ullrich, Margie Stardig, Dwight Nittsche, Mary Rauch and Leonard Meinkowsky. Refreshments, lunch and fellowship followed. The next meeting was scheduled for May 23.

– Reporter

Top Lodge recognized birthday celebrants, Ida Schoenst, Myrt

and Linda

at the April meeting.

Burton Lodge meets bimonthly

Pictured are members of Burton Lodge at the last meeting. The members are, back, Carol Naegeli, Linda Mattocks, Jean Dueitt, Arlen Naegeli, E .J. Muehlbrad, Dale Schwartz, Sue Schwartz and in front, Nina Dallmeyer, Herbert Dallmeyer and Suzanne Kessler. Not pictured were Don Kessler and Denise Brode. The lodge meets at the Burton Community Center on the first Thursday, bimonthly at 6:30 p.m.

Houston to meet at Hickory Hollow June 10

HOUSTON – Houston Lodge will meet June 10 at Hickory Hollow Restaurant, 8038 Fallbrook Dr., in Houston.  The social hour begins at 6 p.m. and ordering will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Several games will be played and prizes awarded. A regular meeting will not be held.

The April meeting was held at the Golden Corral with 14 members and three guests, Jeffery Heldberg, Zoey and

Zane Coleman in attendance. For the Join Hands Day project, members volunteered at the Houston Food Bank on May 4.

Cards with the 2024 meeting dates were handed out.

Secretary Catherine Manchack reported many members attended the visitation and funeral of Jackie Bushman. Six plants were purchased and delivered to the visitation.

The lodge will donate $500 to the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund for those affected in the Texas Panhandle.   Attendance prizes were awarded.

If you have any questions concerning Houston Lodge, please call or text Catherine Manchack at 832-443-0469 or email her at  cnmanchack@ gmail.com – Reporter

Top Lodge junior member Ida Blackwell, 10, sang the “Star Spangled Banner” at the April meeting.

Mazur, Ray Garcia and

winners at the Corpus Christi



was also the 50/50 winner. The next meeting will be held July 2 at Nolan’s Restaurant in Calallen at 6:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi to meet at Nolan’s on July 2

May birthday celebrant Amanda Bainbridge and April celebrant Vicky Taber received gifts at the Corpus Christi Lodge May meeting held at Miller’s BBQ.

Cat Spring donates to scouts

CAT SPRING – Cat Spring Lodge will meet June 12 at the Agricultural Hall. A fried chicken dinner will be provided. Members are asked to bring a side dish or dessert.

The lodge donated to Boy Scout Troop 548 in observance of Join Hands Day. The troop has been raising funds for camp and

lost a lot of its equipment in a fire.

The lodge also donated to Blessing Boxes. This group makes comfort pillows and packages for mastectomy patients and ships boxes all over the nation.

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Round Meinkowsky, Bob Porter, Ray Ullrich Mattocks Round Debra Troylyn Gonzalez door-prize Lodge meeting. Debra Mazur – Pat Klotz

Birthday celebrants recognized at the New Braunfels Lodge May meeting were B.J. Schneider and Hannelore Brotze.

New Braunfels Lodge recognized Leola Stolte at the May meeting. She has 26 Hermann Sons Life family members.

New Braunfels donates to Wildfire Relief Fund

NEW BRAUNFELS – New Braunfels Lodge will meet Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m. Janice and Phillip Neff will host, and members are asked to bring sides and/or desserts.

At the May meeting, it was announced the lodge has 12 new members.

Correspondence from the Home Office announced the Texas Wildfire Relief Fund and the Membership Picnic and Open House. Members voted to donate $100 to the wildfire fund.

A resolution of respect was read for Mary Allen, Maurice Guerra, Ruby Seeger and Joseph Lisk Sr.

Happy Birthday wishes were sung to B.J. Schneider and Hannelore Brotze.

It was noted that Leola Stolte has 26 Hermann Sons Life family members.

Attendance-prize winners were Delbert and Violet Tanneberger, Connie Krause, Michael Huebinger, B.J. and Dorothy Schneider, Karen Harborth, Sandra Guenther, Martha Tolle, Leroy Brotze, Sharon Suchy and Sandra Duncan.

A chili and tamale supper, hosted by Violet and Delbert Tanneberger, was served after games and refreshments. – Reporter

Boerne Lodge will host new regional sales manager June 7

BOERNE – Boerne Lodge will meet Friday, June 7, at The Center at Kronkosky Place. Regional Sales Manager David Guerrero Jr. from the Home Office plans to attend to introduce himself and discuss Medicare.

Guests at the May meeting were Lloyd and Walter Markell and Debra Martin.

The lodge welcomes seven new members, Brianna Smeby, Aubree Scheele, Priscilla Scheele, Mason Reichenau, Michaela Reichenau, Waylon Reichenau and Adah Uecker. Condolences were extended to the family of Joseph R.

Vineta plans June ice cream social

SAN ANTONIO – Vineta Lodge will hold an ice cream social during the June 6 meeting. Lasagna will be served.

The lodge is asking members to donate school supplies for St. PJ’s Children’s Home for the 2024-2025 school year. Item suggestions include wipes, Kleenex and zip lock bags. Items will be collected at upcoming meetings and presented in August.

At the May meeting, members enjoyed dinner from Little Italy in honor of Mother’s Day. Thank you to Beth Byron for picking

up the food. All the mothers received a rose for Mother’s Day. Thanks to everyone for coming and making the evening special.

Ruth Bailey was the splitthe-pot winner, and the attendance-award winners were Debbie Jordan, Irene Kace, Emily Roberts and Cecilia Padalecki.

The lodge mourns the passing of Loretta Ann Mitchell, a member for 49 years and Roberta Ottmers, a member for 60 years. May they rest in peace.

– Ruth Bailey

Greater Texas Lodge will meet June 19

SAN ANTONIO – Greater Texas Lodge will meet on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Use the QR code provided for the meeting link. The link will also be provided on the lodge’s Facebook page.

The lodge has initiated a scholarship program for 2024 graduating high school seniors who are members of the Greater Texas Lodge. To qualify, applicants must be a member in good standing and must submit a one-page essay on what Hermann Sons Life has meant

to them. Scholarships will be for $1,000. A maximum of three scholarships will be awarded each year.

Applicants should submit their essays, with name and certificate number via email to  hslgreatertxlodge@gmail. com no later than June 30.

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every other month at 6:30 p.m. President John Pacini welcomes anyone interested to join the virtual meetings.  – Reporter

Use cell phone to scan for link to Greater Texas Lodge Zoom meeting on June 19.

San Marcos will honor fathers in June

Meyers. A memorial donation will be made to the Hermann Sons Life Grief Support Camp in his honor.

Marilyn Vogt informed members there are currently 557 adults and 113 junior members in good standing with Boerne Lodge. Congratulations to Kathy and Bobby Kunz on their May wedding anniversary. They celebrated 55 years.

All ladies in attendance were presented with a bag of candy in honor of Mother’s Day.

Alice Quinn and Kathy Kunz won door prizes.

– Reporter

SAN MARCOS – San Marcos Lodge will meet Monday, June 3, at 6 p.m. at the La Vista Community on Redwood Road. Fathers will be honored, and the annual games night will be held to include bunco, blank slate or dominoes. Fried chicken will be provided, and members are asked to bring vegetables, salads and dessert. Janet and Howard Magin will serve as hosts.

The May meeting was held at Olive Garden Restaurant in San Marcos. Special guest was Vice President of Sales Teresa Saathoff who presented the Leroy Muehlstein Memorial Award for the Agent Fraternalist of the Year for 2023 to Agent Janice Kuhen along with a certificate.

The annual family picnic will be held on July 13 at Zorn Bowling Lanes at 2 p.m. The

hosts will be Agnes Dreibrodt and Dennis Krackau. Sloppy joe’s will be served, and members are asked to bring side dishes and desserts.

Anniversary celebrants Ken and Lillian Cargil were recognized. They celebrated 52 years.

All mothers in attendance were presented with potted miniature roses.

– Reporter

Dallas pioneers receive membership pins

DALLAS – Dallas Lodge will meet on July 28 at 1 p.m. at the hall. Members are encouraged to attend. Food and drinks will be served.

Denise Sanchez of Dallas; Dian H. Jerome of Pflugeville; and John W. Hendrix of Dallas

received 70-year membership pins in May. Congratulations to them. Their membership is appreciated.

Member Lillian Hess has applied for the lodge scholarship. She will attend New York University this fall.

Discussion was held on building insurance rates increasing due to repairs from major storm damage in 2023. The board of directors are working on reducing rates. God bless you, stay safe and healthy.

– Andy Schellenberg

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Vineta Lodge Financial Secretary Ruth Bailey, left, presents a gift to birthday celebrant Janelle Harshaw at the May meeting.

Lockhart Lodge will meet June 2

LOCKHART – Lockhart Lodge will meet Sunday, June 2, at Smitty’s Market. A meeting will not be held in July.

At the May meeting, there were 17 in attendance. President Nicky Duewall introduced members Danny and Debbie Ewald from Manchaca Lodge that has merged with Lockhart Lodge.

Members voted to donate to the Hermann Sons Life Texas Wildfire Relief Fund to help local organizations such as volunteer fire departments, county agriculture organizations etc. affected by the disastrous Texas Panhandle wildfires.

Agent Janice Kuhen reported new Annuities are earning 5%. She also announced camp registration has started, and

campers have the option to attend a second week of camp. The Hermann Sons Life Membership Picnic will be held in conjunction with the annual Camp Open House on June 8.

The Family Fun Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas is June 22. High school and college graduates who are members are invited to send in their photos for the Hermann Sons Life newspaper and social media.

President Duewall read a thankyou note from the Lockhart FFA for the donation of two boxes of sausages from Smitty’s Market for the Lockhart FFA Auction.

Members voted to sponsor Brielle Dziadik-Willingham for Lionette Officer Camp.

Ella Duewall celebrated a birthday in May.

The door-prize winners were Janice Kuhen, Debbie Pfefferkorn and Nicky Duewall.

Pershing to celebrate Father’s Day June 6

Pershing Lodge recognized birthday celebrant Kenneth Wallace at the May meeting.

SAN ANTONIO – Pershing Lodge will meet June 6 at 7 p.m. in the Rathskeller and will celebrate Father’s Day.

A meal of po’boy sandwiches, chips and a Father’s Day cake will be provided.

For Join Hands Day, the lodge donated $300 to the Bexar County ESD12 Fire and Rescue Department. Joe Ochoa, department president, accepted the donation at the May meeting.

The department services the St. Hedwig and Lone Oak areas on the east side and has eight firefighters on staff. He expressed

his appreciation for the donation. The lodge welcomes new members Cole Parsa Naini and Katelyn Darya Naini.

Members who recently passed away are Virginia Rodriguez, age 90, and Hilmer Richard Schroeder, age 78.

Prayers were requested for Helen Alberthal.

May birthday celebrant Kenneth Wallace was recognized, and he received a prize.

Carrie Burnett won the $35 attendance prize, and Beth Warne won the split-the-pot drawing.

– Dorothy Pawlik

Da Costa plans annual summer social

DA COSTA – Da Costa Lodge will meet July 9 at 6 p.m. The lodge needs more member involvement to keep the organization successful, going and growing.

The annual summer family social will be held Aug. 24. There will be a silent auction to benefit the High School Senior Scholarship Fund. Donations are needed. A membership pin presentation is planned. Pioneers who have received or will be receiving a 50-, 60- or 70-year plus pin in 2024 are asked to bring their pins and be recognized.

The event will also include a meal

and a dance featuring the Blue Denim Band. The dance and meal are free for members. The fee for guests/non-members is $20 per person for the meal and dance. To RSVP, email dacostahall77905@ gmail.com, call Pam Elkins at 361578-5556 (leave a message) or call or text President Sayra Elkins at 361-676-6947. The lodge meets the second Tuesday of every other month at 6 p.m. at the lodge hall. Upcoming meeting dates are July 9, Sept. 10 and Nov. 12.

Upcoming public events are on June 8, Da Costa Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fundraiser;

Niederwald to observe Flag

Day June 4

Door-prize winners at the May meeting of Niederwald Lodge were Janice Kuhen, left, and Connie Schriber. The lodge donated $500 to the Hermann Sons Life Texas Wildfire Relief Fund. Members stood in a moment of silence for deceased members Donald Schawe, 73, a member for 73 years and Myra Pinkerton, 97, a member for 79 years. Get-well wishes went out to Clearance Schulle and Margie Graef. The next meeting is June 4 at 11 a.m. Members are asked to wear red, white and blue in observance of Flag Day.

Fort Worth pioneer receives pin

FORT WORTH – Forth Worth Lodge congratulates Harold Lewis on reaching his 60-year membership milestone on June 8.

The Youth Committee is mailing out the camper T-shirt orders.

June 29, public dance with Tumble Dry Low, $15 per person, 8 p.m. to midnight; July 13, public dance with Nathan Colt Young, $15 per person, 8 p.m. to midnight; July 27, public dance with Pat Matula and The Lonestar Playboys, $15 per person, 8 p.m. to midnight. On Aug. 3 a benefit meal, auction and dance will be held for Richard Bludau, pork steak or tenderloin meal from 4 to 6 p.m., live auction at 6 p.m., silent auction ends at 7 p.m., dance with the Rick Evans Band at 8 p.m. Cost of the dance and meal presale or dance only is $15.

Winners of the partial camp fee refund will be announced in September. If you have a child or know of a child interested in attending camp, there’s still time, contact Agent Sandra Jones at 817-781-7155 for more information.

Happy anniversary to June

celebrants Ronnie and Darlene Jones, 53 years, and to Larry and Karen Barclay, 33 years.

Happy birthday wishes to Ronald Barnes, Isla Bohnert, Alexis Castor, Jesse Castor, Cindy Davis, Isabella Falahola, Abbott Fredenburg, Marianne Gibson, Linda Harlan, Scott Jones, Campbell Leonard, Laura Reyes, Sawyer Rhodes, Ryan Schaule, Trey Schaule, Emma Snider, Anabel Tousley, Martha Walker, Jaci Wallace and Kyler Wright.

– Reporter

Converse will hold picnic June 9

CONVERSE – Converse Lodge will hold a picnic on June 9 beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Kirby Lodge Hall located at 210 Baumann in Kirby.

The lodge will furnish a meal of barbecued brisket, potato salad and beans. Members are

asked to bring desserts. Those planning to attend should make reservations by calling Maxine Sullivan at 210-723-8533.

The lodge donated $100 to the Hermann Sons Life Texas Wildfire Relief Fund.   – Maxine Sullivan

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Lockhart Lodge recognized May birthday celebrant Ella Duewall.

Siemering members take part in King William Parade

SAN ANTONIO – Siemering Lodge participated in the King William Fair Parade in May. Members and friends carried the six flags flown over Texas. Each participant embodied the spirit of their chosen flag.

Mark Lee, embodying the legacy of the Texas Rangers, symbolized the state’s rich history of law enforcement and frontier justice. With a nod to the courage and resilience of those who shaped the Lone Star State, Mark’s presence honored a storied tradition.

Christian Lee paid homage to the Mexican revolutionary spirit as a Zapatista, highlighting the intertwined histories of Texas and Mexico. His portrayal underscored the enduring bonds between neighboring cultures and the shared struggles for freedom and justice.

In a poignant tribute to the American Revolutionary War, Cherry Lee portrayed the indomitable Molly Pitcher, embodying the strength and determination of women throughout history. Her portrayal honored the unsung heroes who stood defiant in

the face of tyranny, inspiring generations to come.

Edwin Walker, adorned as a rebel soldier, commemorated the countless individuals who fought for independence and self-determination. His portrayal served as a reminder of the sacrifices made in pursuit of liberty, echoing the timeless ideals of freedom and democracy.

Matthew Rodriguez, dressed as a Spanish conquistador,

symbolized the complex tapestry of cultural influences that shaped Texas’ identity. His representation acknowledged the diverse heritage of the region, reflecting a legacy of exploration and discovery.

Kyle Hills, dressed in the opulent attire of the French Royal court, honored the significant French cultural contribution to the mosaic of modern-day Texas. His regalia evoked the elegance and sophistication of French

Kypfer-Salge will meet on June 7

NEW BRAUNFELS – KypferSalge Lodge will meet on Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. The lodge will provide enchiladas. Members are asked to bring sides and/or desserts.

The first Bunco Night was held Friday, May 17. Bunco nights are held the third Friday of each month. Reservations are required and there is a $5 entry fee per person. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. Please bring a snack to share and drinks of your choice. Hope to see you there!

There were 14 members and one guest at the May meeting. Lee Zillman celebrated a May birthday and Kery and Kathy Noble celebrated their 57th anniversary.

Kypfer-Salge Lodge member Lee Zillman celebrated his birthday in May

influence, highlighting the enduring legacy that continues to enrich the state’s heritage.

Cody Crislip, waving the American flag as Davy Crockett, embodied the pioneering spirit of the frontier, epitomizing the rugged individualism and resilience synonymous with Texas. His presence evoked the iconic figures who carved out a new destiny on the western frontier.

Together, the members and

friends of the lodge captivated the crowd with their spirited chants of “The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright.”

By marching with the six flags flown over Texas, they honored the legacy of Adina De Zavala and her vision of embracing the state’s multicultural heritage. In doing so, they reaffirmed the enduring spirit of unity and inclusivity that defines Hermann Sons Life.

– Christian Lee

Ellinger makes donations

ELLINGER – Ellinger Lodge will meet at the Ellinger Fire Station meeting room on June 17 at 6 p.m. All lodge members are encouraged to attend.

For Join Hands Day, the lodge donated food items to the Area Ministry for Emergency Needs (AMEN) Food Pantry, made a $300

donation to the Hermann Sons Life Texas Wildfire Relief Fund and donated auction items for the Ellinger Volunteer Fire Department Fundraiser event held in April. More than $1,000 was raised for the department. Members also volunteered at the event manning booths.

– Reporter

Mission-Alamo Lodge to hold Christmas in July celebration

Attendance-prize winners were Dorothy Schneider, Kathy Noble, Merry Brinkkoeter, Art Brinkkoeter and Helen Lammert.

Everyone enjoyed ham provided by Kery and Kathy Noble and sides and desserts provided by members.

The lodge building is available to rent for birthdays, anniversaries and more. For rental information call 830624-9891 or visit the lodge’s Facebook page.

SAN ANTONIO – MissionAlamo Lodge will meet July 21 at 2 p.m. and will celebrate Christmas in July. A gift exchange will be held with a $20 gift limit. Members are asked to wear red, white and blue. A meeting will not be

held in June. The family picnic will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, not Aug. 18 as previously announced. It will be held at Hilltop Camp in Comfort from noon to 4 p.m. – Reporter

– Reporter

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Members and friends of Siemering Lodge participated in the King William Fair Parade held in May during the San Antonio Fiesta celebration. Cherry Lee, in a tribute to the American Revolutionary War, portrayed Molly Pitcher and Mark Lee portrayed a Texas Ranger during the King William Fair Parade. Kypfer-Salge Lodge recognized anniversary celebrants Kery and Kathy Noble at the May meeting.

Columbia will gather for annual picnic on June 22

DALLAS – Columbia Lodge will hold the annual lodge picnic on Saturday, June 22, from 1 to 9 pm. at the home of Doug and Mary Caudill, 10062 Betty Jane Lane in Dallas.

The lodge will provide beer, sodas, hamburgers, hot dogs (and all fixings including buns, condiments, fresh veggies and cheese).

The event will be held in the backyard, so members should plan to bring their own chairs, towels (yes, there’s a pool!), sunscreen, bug repellant and a side dish to share. A few tables will be needed. Please contact Cecilia Phillips at 214-982-8905 or email cecilialtd@gmail.com for questions.

For the May meeting, the lodge hosted Vice President of Operations and COO Samantha Schulmeier Kelley and her husband Jonathan Kelley from San Antonio. Samantha recognized pin recipients in absentia. The 50-year membership pin recipients for 2024 are Amy Michelle Hathaway, Loretta Crosby and Sandra Lynn Ross. Recipients of

60-year pins are Carl Garber Jr., Paul McCain, Charles “Cowboy” Sorrels and Vicki Watts; and 70-year pin recipient, Russell Wills Budd. Congratulations recipients.

The lodge thanks Amanda Hobbs and Jeremiah Arauco for their continued volunteer service with The Resource Center’s monthly bingo. The next bingo volunteer opportunity will be Saturday, June 15.

For the Caldwell ISD Jr. High 2024 Big Event, students volunteered at Deanville Lodge Hall raking and bagging leaves. They also clean inside the hall annually.

Deanville hosts volunteers

DEANVILLE – Deanville Lodge will meet May 26 at 2 p.m. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting to finalize plans for the July 4th celebration.

For Join Hands Day, monetary donations were given to the Somerville Area Alliance Ministry (SAAM) the Haven Animal Rescue of Texas and New Tabor Brethren Church.

Deanville Lodge was the benefactor of the Caldwell ISD

Jr. High 2024 Big Event.

This annual event allows the students to give back to their community. The students raked and bagged leaves at the lodge greatly improving the appearance of the lodge grounds. Students also do yearly cleaning inside of the hall. Thanks to the students and staff of Caldwell ISD Jr. High for the work and time they donated to the lodge.

– Reporter

The SonsStock Music and Arts Gathering hours have been finalized and it will be held from 11a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Aug. 17.

Upcoming lodge meeting dates are July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 8, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 (followed by a Thanksgiving potluck) and Dec. 8 (followed by the lodge Christmas Party).

Columbia Lodge members and May meeting guests, Vice President of Operations and COO Samantha Schulmeier Kelley and husband Jonathan, pose in front of the hall at the May meeting.

Lodge events dates are the annual lodge picnic on Saturday, June 22; Christmas in July and Toy Drive for the Larry Tutson Jr. Foundation on Saturday, July 20; SonsStock Music and Arts Gathering on Saturday, Aug. 17; Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 12; Make A Difference Day, TBD; and the Larry Tutson Jr. Foundation Toy Give Away, TBD. – Cecilia Phillips

Kirby will honor fathers on June 3

KIRBY – Kirby Lodge will meet June 3 at 7 p.m. and will observe Father’s Day. The main dish will be provided, and members are asked to bring sides and desserts. A July meeting will not be held due to the July Fourth holiday.

Applications for the 2024 scholarship are available and are due by July 1. A reminder that applicants must attend two lodge functions to be eligible.

The lodge will donate to the Hermann Sons Life Texas Wildfire Relief Fund to assist organizations in recovery efforts at the Panhandle.

It was announced the Hermann Sons Life Camp Open House and Membership Picnic will be held June 8 in Comfort.

Get-well wishes were extended to Glenda Bayer and condolences to the family of Tommy Weisner on his passing. Tommy was an active member of the lodge and

Kirby Lodge honored mothers for Mother’s Day at the May meeting. A sausage meal was served, and each mom received a flower.

always volunteered to cook the sausage for Mother’s Day. He will be greatly missed. Congratulations to the May prize winners. Andra Fore won the $30 attendance prize. The split-the-pot winners were Carolyn Worsham, Jimmy Scheibe, twice, Keary Lambrecht and Judy Schulmeier. Door-prize winners were B.J. Voight, Carolyn Worsham, Candace Scheibe and

Linda Lambrecht

Thank you to Keary Lambrecht for donating and cooking the sausage for the Mother’s Day dinner and to those who assisted. Agent Judy Schulmeier reminded members if they know of anyone in need of insurance or an annuity to have them contact her or Agent Angela Netherton for assistance.

– Andra Fore

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The Resource Center Bingo April volunteers from Columbia Lodge were Jeremiah Arauco, second row, fifth from left and Amanda Hobbs, front, far right.

Paul Vogt honors two scholarship recipients

FAIR OAKS RANCH – Paul Vogt Lodge held a scholarship celebration May 5 for the two recipients, Kasey Dickens and Evan Munn. A Mexican-style dinner was served in honor of Cinco de Mayo.

Kasey graduated from Brandeis High School in San Antonio and plans to attend UTSA to become a park ranger.

Evan Munn graduated from Samuel V. Champion High School in Boerne and plans to attend UTSA and major in business.

Each senior had an opportunity to share their future plans and to give thanks for their selection.

Both Kasey and Evan expressed their appreciation for their years spent at Hermann

Vogt Lodge honored scholarship recipient Evan Munn with a celebration on May 5. He is pictured with his family.

Sons Life Camp and said Camp helped them gain a strong sense of community and exceptional leadership skills.   Members applauded their achievements and offered encouragement in their next steps in obtaining their degrees.

Louise Schuetze to dine out June 10

SAN ANTONIO – Louise Schuetze Lodge will dine out at a local restaurant for the June 10 meeting. Please call or text Janet Abel for details and for reservations at 210-363-4022 or Carol Grill at 956-821-7052.

In May, members gathered in the Rathskeller and celebrated Mother’s Day with dinner and dessert.

Patty McBride received her 70year membership pin, and she won the split-the-pot cash prize. Members voted to donate to PJ’s Children’s Home and to the Hermann Sons Life Texas Wildfire Relief Fund for Join Hands Day. – Reporter

Lodge awarded four scholarships to 2024 graduating seniors. Congratulations to Addison Quintanilla, daughter of Joel Quintanilla and Christi Lorenz; Brooke Reininger, daughter of Brett and Dana Reininger; Kaylee Miller, daughter of Kris and Kim Miller; and Hannah Bentley, daughter of Robert and Cynthia Bentley.

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Paul Kasey Dickens, Paul Vogt Lodge scholarship recipient, is pictured with her family. during a celebration on May 5. Seguin Lodge door-prize winners in April were, from left, Noah Bentley, Cynthia Bentley, Valerie Hartmann, Brian Beutnagel, Dana Dawson and Dawson Molaer. Not pictured was Preston Quintanilla. Seguin Seguin Lodge awards four scholarships Louise Schuetze Lodge President Lisa Robalin, from left, presented a 70-year membership pin to Patty McBride along with Vice President Susan Rabel during the May meeting. Louise Schuetze Lodge honored moms during the May meeting with dinner, dessert and a gift.

Harmonia will meet June 13

SAN ANTONIO – Harmonia Lodge will meet on June 13. The lodge will provide pizza and members are asked to provide side dishes and desserts. Bingo will be held after the meeting. The May meeting started with a meal of brisket provided by the lodge and sides and deserts provided by members. A special thank you to Steve Prewitt for preparing the tender brisket. There were 30 members and guests in attendance.

Robert D. Peters celebrated 70 years as a member and was presented with his 70-year pin. Alan Wayne Cobb celebrated 75 years as a member.

Those interested in receiving the Harmonia virtual newsletter with lodge updates and pictures, please email  HSHarmonia01@yahoo. com and request to be added to the email list. The emailed newsletter is in addition to the lodge’s articles in the newspaper. The email will also include a link to the Hermann Sons Life Newspaper.

The lodge recognized May birthday celebrant Andrew Kraus.

The attendance-prize winners were Robert Peters and Stan Steiger. Brad Dietrich won splitthe-pot.

We Look forward to seeing you at the June meeting to celebrate Friendship, Love and Loyalty!

Old Glory recognizes members

Celebrating birthdays at the


Weesatche honors county workers

Weesatche Lodge members recently honored Goliad County Precinct 3 workers with an appreciation luncheon for all their hard work for the community.

Old Glory Lodge recognized anniversary celebrants Debbie and Doug Vahlenkamp at the May meeting.

Old Glory Lodge recognized anniversary celebrants Marvin and Brenda Vahlenkamp at the May meeting.

Old Glory Lodge hosted Vice President of Sales Teresa

and husband Doug at the May meeting.

Poth to award scholarship

POTH – For Join Hands Day, Poth Lodge members voted at the May meeting to provide cookies for the residents of Prairie Meadows.

Members also voted to have Walter Cutsinger pressure wash the outside of the building and the air conditioning units.

Kathy Ohelke said her grandson was anxious to attend the next meeting and accept the lodge scholarship. He will be traveling with his family and will be joined with other local family members for

the occasion.

The lodge recognized May birthday celebrant Kathy Ohelke.

Patricia Lowak and Chris Kotara won the attendance prizes. The names of Troy Allen Biola, Davina M. Circo and Reba Gail Hoese were drawn for the kitty prize, but they were not in attendance, so the prize increases for next month.

Members enjoyed dessert while playing some lively games of bingo.

– Reporter

Helotes Lodge to meet June 11

HELOTES – Helotes Lodge will meet June 11 at 7 p.m. at Braun Hall.

A meal hosted by President Rebecca T. Henley will be provided.

President Henley urges members to attend meetings and/or participate in lodge activities. Increased membership is crucial to keep the lodge viable.

– Reporter

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President Matthew Kraus, left, presented a 70-year membership pin to Robert D. Peters at the May meeting. Brad Dietrich, left, receives his split-the-pot winnings from Harmonia Lodge President Matthew Kraus at the May meeting. Harmonia Lodge President Matthew Kraus, center, presented the May attendance prizes to Stan Steiger, left, and Robert D. Peters. Old Glory Lodge May meeting Don Pyron, Doug Vahlenkamp, Gary Tichelman and Susan Kittley. Saathoff

Shining Stars

CHANDLER CROSS is a member of New Braunfels Lodge and is in fourth grade.

Her favorite food is pizza. Chandler’s favorite TV show is “Funniest Home Videos.”

Chandler enjoys swimming, volleyball and soccer. She has two dogs, Penny and Copper, two cats and a beta fish.

Sign up to be a Shining Star!

Shining Stars are featured in the Hermann Sons Life newspaper and on the Hermann Sons Life website. They also receive a fun packet in the mail and a complimentary ticket to the annual summer event. To register, fill out the form below or the online form at hermannsonslife.org. Go to Member Benefits-Shining Stars. Be sure to include a photo. For more information, contact Leonni Avalos at 800-234-4124, ext. 238.

Registration Form

Become a Shining Star! Send us a photo of your Hermann Sons Life junior member, fill out this form and mail to: Member Benefits, P.O. Box 1941, San Antonio, TX 78297. More information and this fillable form are also available online at hermannsonslife.org Shining Stars are featured in our newspaper and on our website.

It is OK with my parents that I am featured as a “Shining Star” in the

Summer crossword


4. The shore of a sea, or a lake, washed by the waves.

6. The birthday of the United States of America.

8. A small body of standing water.

9. Month summer begins.

10. The star at the center of the solar system.


1. To cook outdoors on a grill.

2. The season of the year in which the sun shines most directly upon any region.

3. A beverage consisting of lemon juice mixed with water and sweetened.

5. An outdoor recreational activity involving sleeping in a tent, cabin, etc.

7. Summer weather gets ____.

Father’s Day word search

Solve the code to discover words related to Father’s Day. Each number corresponds to a letter. (Hint: 15 = E)

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