Western Fraternal Life Golf Outing

The Education and Charitable Foundation hosted the eighth annual Golf Outing Fundraiser on June 13, 2014. On that beautiful day, 64 golfers headed out to try their luck on the course. The course had three specialty prize holes, two Holes in Ones and closest to the pin. The Hole in One challenges were far too difficult for the golfers as no one was able to win the $1,000 cash prize from Millhiser Smith or the $10,000 flooring makeover sponsored by Randy’s Carpet of Cedar Rapids. The closest to the pin, which golfers paid $5 to enter, was won by Dick Larson. Dick won an overnight stay at the Marriot in Cedar Rapids. The two longest putt contests were won by golfers Mark Elsinger and Kevin Paulsen.

anita and judy DSCN0635     Thank you to all the golfers and sponsors who came out to support the Education and Charitable Foundation again this year. Over $7,300 was raised to help support the Charitable Foundation. If you are interested in supporting Western Fraternal Life’s Education and Charitable Foundation, contact Jack Minder at 1-877-935-2467 ext. 113 for more information.

The Western Fraternal Life Education and Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. It was formed to allow individuals to make tax-deductible donations to provide financial support toward the continued education of Western Fraternal Life members and to support charitable purposes.

Why We Love Wanda

Wanda Bragg

* Wanda Bragg recently returned from an extended leave from wfla. We wanted extend a warm welcome back to our beloved receptionist.

For 15 years, Wanda has been the face and voice that people first encounter at wfla. She has single-handedly personified the warmth and caring that wfla prides itself on. Wanda is a loving mother of two daughters, one foster son, grandmother to six, and great-grandmother of two.

When you ask Wanda what she likes about working here, the words just flow. “I love the people and the members. It’s all about our members. I really think I work for an awesome company. I’m proud to work here and I don’t take it lightly that I’m the first contact they have with the company. I want them to feel that we care about [the members]. Ask any of my friends or family members and they will tell you, I love my job.”

Anyone who has taken the time to talk to Wanda can tell that she knows her stuff. Maybe the best part of having a live receptionist is that Wanda doesn’t just pass you on to someone else, she shows empathy and helps in every way that she can before handing you off to another staff member. Since she has been here for over a decade, Wanda is on a first name basis with many agents and customers. She has a way of making you feel like you have known her forever, a great quality in a receptionist.

A live receptionist is not something you encounter much anymore, but at wfla we wouldn’t have it any other way. Wanda is great at greeting people and making them feel welcome, on the phone and in the office. Anyone who has had the pleasure of meeting her knows she’s a very caring person with a heart of gold. She cares about our members and it shows.

What was Wanda’s take on being featured in the blog? “Why?! It’s so embarrassing!” Because Wanda, you are worth it.