KSKJ Life 2019 National Bowling Tournament
As a member of KSKJ Life, you are invited to bowl, have fun and meet new lodge members at the National Bowling Tournament KSKJ Life is holding on April 6th and 7th at Town & Country Lanes located at 2231 W. Jefferson St., Joliet, IL. The entry form for the tournament is available below and the deadline for submitting concludes on March 30, 2019.
$15 for Singles
$30 for Doubles
$75 for Teams
Friday Night Social at Sophia’s Banquet Room (located in Town & Country Lanes Bowling Alley) begins at 7PM, everyone participating in Bowling Tournament is invited to join!
Saturday Night Social at Croatian Cultural Club (located at 1503 Clement St, Joliet, IL 60435) begins at 8PM and goes until Midnight.
Additional details can be found on the Facebook Activities Page
Service Award and Lodge Person of the Year
National Lodge Person of the Year
Jeanette Jensen was chosen for KSKJ Life’s 2018 National Lodge Person of the Year. Jeanette belongs to St. Joseph Lodge #7 in Pueblo, CO. As an active lodge member, Jeanette served on the Membership Committee for many years before she was elected as the Fraternal Activities Coordinator in 2019. This past year, Jeanette chaired the Mt. Carmel festival parking lot fundraiser, the Christmas Cookie Exchange event and Lodge 7’s first Holiday Craft Show. She assisted her mother, sisters, and aunts cooking and serving members at our Palm Sunday breakfast. She is also one of the top sellers for tickets to Lodge events. Jeanette is active on her community and routinely volunteers at St. Mary’s Historic Catholic Church, serving on several of their committees. She helps cook and prepare dinners at the church and also participates with other fraternal groups in Pueblo. KSKJ Life will donate $250 to the charity of Jeanette’s choice, the Southern Colorado Little Britches Rodeo Association/Southern Colorado Horseman’s Association. Congratulations, Jeanette, and thank you for all you do for KSKJ Life and for your community!
National Service Award
Heidi Coldagelli was chosen for KSKJ Life’s 2018 National Service Award. Heidi belongs to Sts. Cyril and Methodius Lodge #59 in Eveleth, MN. Heidi is a busy mother of 2 who has a full-time job, yet always finds time to volunteer in the community – not only through KSKJ Life but also through her community, church, and school. Heidi has been very involved in coordinating the community’s local March of Dimes Walk for Babies for the past several years. She was co-chair since 2004 for the event, which raised over $50,000 each year. Heidi also volunteers at her children’s school, Marquette Catholic School in Virginia, MN. She has worked various fundraisers for the school and was formerly involved with their Home and School Association. In addition to her work at the school, Heidi has just volunteered to be on the finance committee at Resurrection Church in Eveleth, MN. As part of her award, KSKJ Life is donating $250 to Marquette Catholic School. Congratulations, Heidi, on all of your amazing accomplishments and thank you for all of your service to your community!
– Andrea Ostrowski, KSKJ Life National Director of Activities
2017 Lodge Persons of the Year
Congratulations and thank you for all you do for KSKJ Life!
Supporting Soldiers Recap
Thank you to all our wonderful members who participated in the 4th annual Supporting Soldiers Campaign: The Boxer Brigade. A total of 20 lodges participated in this year’s drive to benefit Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago, IL, either by collecting various undergarments and toiletries, collecting monetary donations, or a combination of both.
|Number of Items/Packages Collected||Over 1,050|
|Member Donations for MVC||$2,116|
|Home Office Contribution||$3,116|
|Total Amount for MVC||$5,232|
|Total Amount Raised for Veterans Since 2015||$11,487|
Young Adult Leadership Conference
On August 7 – 9, the 8th KSKJ Life Young Adult Leadership Conference (YALC) was held at the Loews Chicago-O’Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL. This conference demonstrated fraternalism at its finest, and our young adults enjoyed developing both personal and professional skills, interacting with other members, and learning about all KSKJ Life has to offer.
To read the full re-caps of the YALC, click here to be directed to the September issue of the Voice.
2018 NATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
75 golfers took to the green on Saturday, June 16th for the 2018 KSKJ Life National Golf Tournament at Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan, IL. Special thanks to all who attended, including those who sponsored a hole,
participated in the skins competition, purchased a raffle ticket or bid on auction items. A whopping $3,500 was collected for the KSKJ Life Educational Grant Program
In addition, Lodges #79 & #53 collected 212 pounds of food items for Midwest Veterans Closet, which then qualified the lodges for a KSKJ Life Charitable Giving Award. To see pictures from the event, please click here!