Welcome to WoodmenLife Chapter 561 in Effingham, IL
President: Doris Probst
Secretary: Gloria Pruemer
Community Outreach Advisor
What is a Chapter?
Our WoodmenLife chapter is one of nearly 1,300 locally chartered units nationwide. Members belong to a chapter in the area in which they live and each chapter elects their own officers.
Through our community-focused, family-oriented chapter, members aspire to achieve fraternal ideals through our social, civic, charitable, educational, patriotic, and voluntary service activities. We partner with local schools, fire departments, and other charitable organizations to help make our community better for everyone.
Chapters across the country plan a diverse range of activities. A local chapter might host a family fish fry and game night, help build a local Habitat for Humanity home, or hold a bake sale to benefit its volunteer fire department. Our chapter activities create family time and are about having fun, making new friends and helping others.
The idea of fraternalism has been around for thousands of years. It began with individuals who shared a commitment of caring for each other, helping those in times of need, and making their community a better place to live.
Those same beliefs hold true today at WoodmenLife. Fraternalism is at the very heart of our local chapter.
How to join a chapter
When you become a member1 of WoodmenLife, you can enjoy the many member activities and community service events our chapter sponsors, as well as the fraternal benefits2 our organization offers.
To find out more about WoodmenLife products, services and becoming a member, contact our local WoodmenLife Representative, or call WoodmenLife’s Customer Contact Center at 1-800-225-3108.
2. Fraternal benefits are not contractual, are subject to change and have specific eligibility requirements. The WoodmenLife Fraternal Outreach Division administers these benefits.