This summer, the retiring officers of Western Catholic Union Branch 256 used the profits from the sale of their hall to make sure their ability to support their favorite local charities would extend for many, many years.
In the middle of the photo, former branch Vice-President Justin Kleekamp, former Trustee Dorothy Kleekamp, and former Treasurer Miriam Weseman present $50,000 to Our Lady of Lourdes parish and elementary school, and $50,000 to St. Francis Borgia parish and elementary school.
For many years, the branch organized Matching Fund activities to raise money for both organizations.
Some day these former officers hope new leadership will step forward to continue the branch’s
If you are interested in continuing the charitable interests of the Washington, MO, branch by organizing our members for volunteer efforts in the area, please contact WCU Vice-President Fraternal and Communications, Steve Looten. This $100,000 donation is not the end of the branch. It is just the beginning of something new!