Za Boha a Národ For God and Nation
Slovensk¥ Katolícky Sokol
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE SLOVAK CATHOLIC SOKOL– MEMBERSHIP 30,000 – HOME OFFICE: 205 MADISON STREET , PASSAIC, N.J. 07055
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VOLUME XCIX PASSAIC, N.J., OCTOBER 6, 2010 NUMBER 4922
Report of General Counsel Concerning
National Fraternal Congress of America
by John D. Pogorelec, Esq.
The 124th Annual Meeting of National Fraternal Congress is to
the National Fraternal Congress of provide advocacy, information,
America was held in Chicago, Illi- and operational products and ser-
nois, from September 9th to Sep- vices that help member societies
tember 11th, 2010. There were a make meaningful contributions to
total of 353 participants represent- individuals, communities, and so-
ing 61 Fraternal Benefit Societies c i e t i e s .
and 14 State Fraternal Congresses. Welcome by Chicago Mayor
Attending on behalf of the Slovak The convention was greeted by
Catholic Sokol were the following: Chicago’s Mayor, Richard M.
Larry M. Glugosh, Supreme Presi- Daley. As many of you have read,
dent; Steven M. Pogorelec, F.I.C., Mayor Daley has served six terms
Supreme Secretary; Albert J. as mayor. He announced recently
Suess, Sales Manager; and the un- that he would not seek a seventh
dersigned. term. Mayor Daley was credited
Mission and Vision with unifying Chicago geographi-
The 124-year-old National Fra- cally, ethnically, and racially. He
ternal Congress of America unites praised the fraternal benefit system
69 not-for-profit fraternal benefit and the work that fraternals do to
societies operating in all 50 States promote charitable activities, edu-
and the District of Columbia, cation, and providing economic
Canada, Great Britain, the Philip- opportunity for its membership. Supreme Secretary Steven M. Pogorelec, F.I.C., second from the left, is shown congratulating the new
pines, and the countries of Croatia Mayor Daley thanked the members Chair of the Board of The American Fraternal Alliance, Mark D. Theisen of the Woodmen of the
and Norway. The Association rep- of the Congress for selecting Chi- World/Omaha Woodmen Life Insurance Society at the alliance’s 124th annual meeting held in Chi-
resents 9.3 million people and cago as its site for the 124th an- cago. Flanking the two are other representatives of our organization at the annual meeting, our Sales
37,000 local chapters which makes nual meeting and pledged his and Marketing Director Albert J. Suess, Jr. and our General Counsel, Attorney John D. Pogorelec.
it one of America’s largest mem- administration’s support of all
ber networks and a powerful force the programs and activities pro- return on investment to taxpayers United States. Both fraternals had ning prior to the merger; urgency
for good, here at home and around moted by the fraternal benefit so- throughout our charitable and vol- almost identical common bonds, and commitment of the societies
the world. Fraternal benefit soci- cieties in the Chicago area. unteer activities and by guilding there was a long-term working re- involved; communication and
eties provide their members with Major Emphasis social capital that strengthens com- lationship between the two sides; transparency; and finally, imple-
leadership, social, educational, This Congress highlighted the munities across the country. and the geographical overlap of the mentation - that is, execution after
spiritual, scholarship, financial, following major areas: 1) Business Mechanics of a Merger membership presented an opportu- the merger. There are different
and volunteer service opportuni- opportunities in a changing world; The program highlighted the nity for governance, operational, types of merger models which in-
ties. The mission statement of the 2) Building a sales force; 3) Ben- merger which occurred between and membership advantages. The clude a limited integration; a domi-
efits that add value to membership two Catholic fraternals, creating speakers emphasized that the key nant company; mutual best of both;
beyond life insurance; 4) Mechan- the fifth largest fraternal in the to success involved extensive plan- and transformation to a new com-
ics of a merger; 5) Federal tax ex- pany. There are merger costs in-
emption. 6) Political action com- volved; however, the savings out-
mittees; 7) Investment strategies; weigh the initial outlay of ex-
8) Name change of a society; 9) penses. This presentation was quite
Community service activity; and informative and, as all of you are
10) Attracting and profiting from aware, there have been preliminary
the next generation of customers. discussions with other societies,
Name Change but no definitive action has been
After 125 years, the membership taken until there is discussion and
of the congress voted unanimously approval by the Board of Directors
to adopt a new name: The Ameri- and the membership.
can Fraternal Alliance. The new Advocacy in the
name does not change who Political World
fraternalists are and what they do. An interesting program was pre-
The American Fraternal Alliance sented by one of the speakers
name does give fraternal benefit showing how members of frater-
societies the opportunity to create nal benefit societies can exercise
brand awareness for the fraternal political influence to support the
system that does not currently ex- tax-exemption presently enjoyed
ist. The challenge is to make sure Representing our organization at the 124th annual meeting of the by fraternal benefit societies. In
the name carries with it the brand National Fraternal Congress of America, the trade organization of addition to registering to vote,
identity that says fraternals are the fratenal benefit system in the United States and Canada were, l- other recommendations included
credible, trustworthy, and relevant r, Supreme President Larry M. Glugosh, Supreme Secretary Steven contributions to a campaign, get-
financial service providers and that M. Pogorelec, F.I.C. and General Counsel, Attorney John D. ting others to contribute to that
the non-profit, mutual aid charters Pogorelec. At the annual meeting, the name of the organization was campaign, volunteering on behalf
are a valuable and irreplaceable changed to The American Fraternal Alliance. (Continued on page 3)
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Passaic, N.J. beginning with
10:30 a.m. Mass followed by lun-
cheon and meeting the parish
From the Desk of the Supreme Secretary FRI.NOV.5
■ Slovak Heritage Association of
the Laurel Highlands cultural
My Fraternal View evening at the Am-Slo Club, 85
Lenhard St., Johnstown, Pa. be-
ginning at 6:30 p.m., admission
by Steven M. Pogorelec, F.I.C. $5.00 at the door.
■ Harvest Dinner at Transfigura-
tion Parish Hall(formerly SS. Cyril
A NEW CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN living their insurance certificate. Statistics say that this will be more and Methodius), 12608 Madison
FRATERNALS common in the future. And we are pleased that in our organiza- Ave., Lakewood, Oh. serving
12:30 - 4 p.m., adults $10.00,
Several weeks ago I, along with our Supreme President, tion, we count a good number of individuals age 100 and older.
children $5.00, call Mary Dubber,
General Counsel, Director of Sales and Marketing, participated On the other hand, there is the individual who purchases a life
in the 124th Annual Meeting of the National Fraternal Con- insurance policy, makes one premium payment, and is killed in
■ Annual Benedictine Abbey
gress of America in Chicago, Ill. This annual gathering of rep- an automobile accident. In short, when you have life insurance
benefit at Assumption Parish,
resentatives of the nation’s fraternals provides a forum devoted protection, it is there regardless of what or when something hap-
to topics of interest related to the fraternal benefit system. Our pens. As a member of our organization, you need to know that 9183 Broadview Rd., Broadview
organization has been a member of this fraternal network for even in our current economic crisis, we are a sound financial Heights, Oh., Mass at 12:15 p.m.,
many years and the annual meeting offers an opportunity for institution ready to serve all your insurance needs with our quality reception and dinner program to
us to address issues and concerns related to the fraternal ben- products. follow in the parish center; call
efit system. While each fraternal is unique, all of us encounter As you know, we are currently in the midst of our SCS Marie Golias (216)228-8179.
the same challenges and share common difficulties. As a trade Heritage Campaign. Have you taken the time yet to read all ■ Fraternal Societies of Greater
association, the 124-year-old N.F.C.A. unites 69 not-for-profit the details of this guaranteed issue offer? A special feature of Pittsburgh 4th annual benefit
“Kidz bowling 4 kidz” at Princess
fraternal benefit societies with a combined membership of 9.3 this campaign is the reduction of premium for a member and
Lanes, Whitehall, Pa.beginning
million members operating in all 50 states and Canada. In short, his/her family members. This special reduction of premium for
at 11:30 a.m., call Karen Pintar
it serves as the voice of fraternalism. family members is to encourage more 100% Sokol families.
800-843-7675 or email
One of the decisions made at this year’s Annual Meeting We extended the program to December 15th to take advan-
was to change the name of the organization from the National tage of this special benefit for our members. After that, the
Fraternal Congress of America to “American Fraternal Alliance.” premiums return to their original rates for you and your family. ■ 20th annual Slovak Heritage
The name change was a unanimous decision of the delegates. So don’t delay, take advantage of this fraternal benefit. I thank Festival hosted by the Pitt Stu-
While there will be a new name, the same purposes remain - all those who to date have already taken advantage of this dent Slovak Club & Slovak Stud-
to educate, establish performance standards, and provide guid- benefit and have increased their own insurance coverage with ies Program, University of Pitts-
ance on best practices and governance to member societies. us or have enrolled their family members at the campaign’s burgh, Cathedral of Learning
And in addition it is also to lead the evolution of the fraternal competitive rates. Commons Room, Oakland, Pitts-
benefit system. Again, I am sure that you would agree that life insurance burgh, Pa. 1-5 p.m.
■ Annual Czech & Slovak Din-
Let us remember that the backbone of our organization, is not a great conversation topic. However, I know that you
ner Party at Sokol Detroit in
as well as all fraternals is the promotion of life insurance and would also agree that the protection that only life insurance
Dearborn, Mich.; bus departs 9
annuity products to protect our members in time of need. This can provide along with the many fraternal benefits that only a
a.m. from Lakefront Bus Depot,
has been our organization’s mission for the past 105 years fraternal such as ours can offer is indeed of great importance
and will be for many years to come. for all of us regardless of age. W.130th and Brookpark, Cleve-
Unfortunately, the mention of life insurance in a conversa- Finally, this past weekend I had the opportunity to be in land, Oh., $51.00 per person in-
tion often leads our listener to suggest we change the subject. Toronto along with our Supreme President to present the 2010 cludes dinner, bus ride, cultural
However, we all need to remember that life insurance is seri- Slovak Catholic Sokol Fraternalist of the Year award to Brother program; for information call Jo-
ous business, something each of us needs to address. Whether John E. Jasenec our long-time President of Group 19. Brother seph Kocab (216)883-4760.
we are married or single, aged 25, 35, 55 or 65, each of us Jasenec is certainly worthy of this honor and distinction, he
needs the protection that only life insurance coverage can pro- has spent his whole life promoting the work of our organiza-
vide. tion in the U.S. and in Canada. He has been a mentor and OUR NEXT ISSUE
Sharing risk and the law of averages still form the basis of model fraternalist for generations of young Sokols and Sokolky. IS OCTOBER 20
the insurance business. According to the most recent mortality He is known and respected throughout our organization and I In keeping with our bi-
tables, a 40-year-old male has a projected life span of another 42 am grateful to have had the opportunity to know him and have weekly publishing sched-
years( 46.3 years for a female). On average, a 40-year old can always respected his efforts. Again, congratulations Brother ule, the next issue of the
look forward to living to age 82(86 for a female). However, each John on this well-deserved recognition, and thank you for all Slovak Catholic Falcon will
year at least three out of a thousand 40-year olds die. While this that you do. be that of Wednesday, Oc-
is a small percentage, it does increase dramatically as the person Until next time, have a great week, good health to all and tober 20th. Deadline for all
gets older. In addition, there are extremes to longevity on both may the good Lord bless you and yours. Peace be with you photos and information
ends. We sometimes read about an individual who turns 100 out- and Zdar Boh! for this issue will be
Thursday, October 14th.
Routes 51 & 70 at Cedar Brook Church, Yonkers, N.Y., Pontifical Cyril and Methodius Church Hall, Thanking you for your con-
Golf Course, Uniontown, Pa. be- Mass at 5 p.m., dinner to follow 218 Ackerman Ave., Clifton, N.J. tinued cooperation in this
SOKOL ginning at 3 p.m., call Anna Mae
at the Polish Community Center,
for information call (914)963-
beginning at 12:30 p.m.
matter, I remain
■ Group 11 annual meeting at 0720. ■ Group 1 annual meeting at St. Daniel F. Tanzone
Calendar SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish, SUN.OCT.17 Mary’s Assumption Parish, cor- Editor
13th Ave. & 2nd St., N.E., Min- ■ Assembly 162 meeting at SS. ner Market and Monroe Sts.,
SUN.OCT.10 neapolis, Minn., Mass at 9 a.m.
■ Annual Chicken Barbeque Din- meeting and luncheon to follow.
ner at Seton Cafeteria of St. John MON.OCT.11
the Evangelist Parish, corner ■ Wreath 111 monthly meeting
William and Church Sts., Pittston, at the American Slovak Club,
Pa. 12 noon - 3 p.m., call (570) 27th and Broadway, Lorain, Oh.
654-0053. beginning at 6:30 p.m., celebrat-
■ Annual Festival of St. Agnes - ing Octoberfest German heritage
St. John Nepomucene Parish, and cuisine.
Fourth & Brown Streets, Philadel- ■ Assembly 16 meeting at the
phia, Pa. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Slovak Catholic Sokol Club, 2912
Mass at 10:30 a.m., call (215) East Carson St., South Side,
627-0340. Pittsburgh, Pa., board of directors
■ Group 5 annual meeting at St. meeting begins at 6 p.m. with the
Mary’s Catholic Church, 1702 Assembly meeting beginning at
Market Ave. South, Canton, Oh. 7:30 p.m.
beginning at 9:30 a.m. SAT.OCT.16
■ Group 6 annual meeting at the ■ Centennial celebration of the
Main Course Restaurant off dedication of Most Holy Trinity For additional information contact the Home Office at 800 886-7656 or the Sales Office at 888-381-5431
THE FALCON, OCTOBER 6, 2010 Page 3
National Fraternal Congress of America
Introducing Our (Continued from page 1) fraternals to pay a general excise
tax. Fortunately, this was opposed
2011. A new tagline and logo must
be developed, and the legal and
of candidates, and getting others to
Newest Members volunteer in order to elect repre-
sentatives who understand the fra-
by the National Fraternal Congress
of America through its representa-
trademark process, along with se-
curing a new website and abating
ternal benefit system and why the tives, and the legislation was de- all internal and external docu-
tax-exemption should be contin- feated. It was important to offer ments, must be completed. Addi-
ued. It was emphasized that things panels to convince their represen- tionally, state fraternal congresses
happen because individuals make tatives in Congress to continue to will be required to change their
it happen. For example, our home support the tax-exemption issue. names to state fraternal alliances.
office in Passaic, New Jersey, The future success of the fraternal During this Congress,
which is located in the Eighth Con- benefit system depends upon the there were plenty of networking
gressional District of New Jersey, contribution of each member and opportunities to reconnect and
and our Congressman is Bill the key to success depends upon make new connections in a short
Pascrell, Jr., who is a member of the grass root participation of all period of time. While our society
the select Committee on Homeland members in the present political may not be the largest, it is my
Security as well as the powerful environment. opinion that we have the strongest
Ways and Means Committee. Con- Conclusion fraternal programs offered to our
gressman Pascrell has been a great In addition to the informative membership. This can only con-
supporter of the Slovak Catholic sessions, a community service ac- tinue with the support of our mem-
Sokol and regularly attends local tivity was conducted by members bership. During the last conven-
and well as national functions. He of the National Fraternal Congress tion, we made changes in our by-
makes it a point of coming to our to renovate two Chicago Saint laws to attract new membership.
home office and brings our offices Vincent dePaul thrift stores. This Our hope was that by loosening the
up-to-date on any recent develop- included painting walls, waxing restrictions in our by-laws, mem-
Arabella Elizabeth Lynch, born floors, assembling shelves, and bership in our society would be
Cody Jackson, born February ments which affect fraternal ben-
March 21, 2010, is the daugh- pulling weeds. This type of activ- attractive to everyone. This has not
11, 2010, is the son of Kevin and efit societies. Many of you are fa-
ter of Brad T. and Jessica Preite ity embraces the spirit of fraternal- happened; however, you as a mem-
Lynch of Pittsburgh, Pa. She Rachel Tompko Jackson of miliar with Congressman Pascrell,
Avoca, Pa. He was enrolled as and the membership of the Slovak ism by helping to make the two ber can MAKE it happen by en-
was enrolled as a member of local thrift stores sparkle in their rolling a new member as soon as
Wreath 15 in Perryopolis, Pa. a member of Assembly 59 in Catholic Sokol in his district sup-
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. port him because he is a powerful communities. Additionally, presen- possible. Zdar Boh!
representative and understands the tations were made to the
need for regulation and legislation Fraternalist of the Year as well as
consistent with the interests of fra- the Fraternal F.I.C. of the Year. As fraternalists, let’s
ternal benefit societies. I am sure There was a 9/11 memorial service
conducted, and the delegates were do our part to insure
BABY SPOONS throughout our organization many
entertained by the Jesse White the success of this year’s
of our members also have the sup-
port of all congressional represen- Tumblers. As I observed these tum-
AUGUST blers, it reminded me of our gym-
tatives. This information should be Make a Difference Day
Assembly Name nasts and their participation at our
sent to our Supreme Secretary so
No. that when called upon, the Slovak respects Slets. on Saturday, October 23
16 Jack Reichl Catholic Sokol can probably say The name change from the Na-
25 Cameron McManus that it has the support of Congress- tional Fraternal Congress of
36 Sophia Mahner man Pascrell and other congres- America to The American Frater-
108 KeIlan Draper sional leaders. nal Alliance came about after
162 Daniel O'Sullivan Taxation months of work detailing the rea-
167 Whitney Helm Since my last report to you, there sons for a new name. As the Presi-
has been no action from the Sen- dent of the National Fraternal Con-
Savannah Josephine Lynch,
born April 21, 2010, is the ate Finance Committee as well as gress states, “The new name does
Wreath not change who we are and what
daughter of Jason E. and 111 Addison Salkiewicz the House Ways and Means Com-
Elaina Curry Lynch of Mt. mittee concerning the tax-exemp- we do. After all, it’s what’s under
Pleasant, Pa. She was enrolled tion status of fraternal benefit so- the hood - not the hood ornament -
as a member of Wreath 15 in cieties. For example, recently that’s important.” The name
Perryopolis, Pa. Hawaii attempted to appeal the fra- change will not occur overnight,
ternal tax-exemption and require and the target date is January 1,
Established April 15, 1911
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Proprietor and Publisher All smiles from the above fraternalists who enjoyed the gala banquet of the 124th annual meeting of
SLOVAK CATHOLIC SOKOL the National Fraternal Congress of America held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown on Saturday,
P.O. Box 899 September 11. Shown on the photo from the left are Joseph Resendes, F.I.C., LUTCF, vice president
205 Madison Street, Passaic, N.J. 07055 and secretary of the Luso-American Life Insurance Society of Dublin, Ca. and his wife, Lidia; Su-
Home Office: (973) 777-2605-06 preme Secretary Steven M. Pogorelec, F.I.C. and his wife, Annie; and our General Counsel, Attorney
John D. Pogorelec and his wife, Phyllis.
WEB SITE –www.slovakcatholicsokol.org
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REFLECTOR ... The Word
Jottings from Sokol of God ...
and Slovak life
Gospel for the Twenty-Eighth Sunday
Cleveland’s Slovak Institute interesting depository of Slovakianna and deserves of the Year – October 6th
needs our continued support the continued support of the American Slovak com-
munity. Luke 17:11-19
Since 1952, the Slovak Institute located at St.
Andrew Svorad Benedictine Abbey in Cleveland, Oh. A reading from the holy Gospel
has been a repository of Slovak cultural artifacts, lit- Annual Benedictine Abbey benefit on according to Luke
erature and the fine arts. It houses a great collection November 7 in Broadview Heights, Oh.
of various Slovak publications, magazines, books and The Benedictine Monks of Cleveland’s St. An- As Jesus continued his journey
commemorative journals celebrating various historic drew Svorad Abbey will present their annual Abbey Ben- to Jerusalem,
events in the life of the American Slovak community efit Dinner on Sunday, November 7 at Assumption of he traveled through Samaria and Galilee.
over the past 125 years. Its collection includes cop- the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Broadview Heights, As he was entering a village,
ies of Slovak newspapers printed in the United States Oh. “Come Follow Me” - Dedicated Commitment in ten lepers met him.
in the final decades of the nineteenth and early years Service to the Lord is this year’s theme. The benefit will They stood at a distance from him
of the twentieth centuries. The Slovak Institute en- celebrate the ordination anniversaries of the Rev. Albert and raised their voices, saying,
deavors to save for posterity and historic research Marflak, O.S.B., 35 years; the Rev. Gerard Gonda, "Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!"
such volumes. In order to save these, the Slovak In- O.S.B., 30 years; the Rev. Bede Kotlinski, O.S.B., 25 And when he saw them, he said,
stitute is currently engaged in a project to microfilm years; as well as the anniversary of religious profession "Go show yourselves to the priests."
these publications, books and journals. The collec- of the Rev. Michael Brunovsky, O.S.B., 25 years; and As they were going they were cleansed.
tion includes historical material which is estimated Brother Mario Parisi, O.S.B., 10 years. All of the And one of them,
to cover approximately 120,000 to 250,000 pages. It jubilarians enjoy membership in our Sokol Assembly realizing he had been healed, returned,
is the largest activity of this kind in the American 303 located at the abbey. glorifying God in a loud voice;
Slovak community. The collection continues to grow A Mass of thanksgiving will be celebrated at and he fell at the feet of Jesus
and the microfilm project is of utmost importance 12:15 p.m. at the Church of the Assumption located and thanked him.
because many of the original works have not be pre- at 9183 Broadview Road in Broadview Heights. A He was a Samaritan.
served properly and their physical condition is wors- reception, banquet and program will follow at the Jesus said in reply,
ening. The microfilm project will insure that this rich parish center. Main speaker at the dinner will be the "Ten were cleansed,
depository of Slovakianna will be preserved for fu- Rt. Rev. Christopher Schwartz, O.S.B., current abbot were they not?
ture research and study. of St. Andrew Svorad Abbey. Where are the other nine?
The Slovak Institute would like to make copies Entertainment will be provided by Damion Has none but this foreigner returned
of these microfilms and distribute them as follows: Fontaine and Scott Brotherton with their program to give thanks to God?"
the United States Library of Congress in Washing- entitled: “Frank, Dean and Then Some.” Catering will Then he said to him,
ton, D.C., the Slovak National Library in Martin, be provided by Bill Hricovec of Tom’s Country Place. "Stand up and go;
Slovakia as well as those other research libraries that A silent Slovak auction will also be held. The benefit your faith has saved you."
will guarantee their storage for future researching concludes at 4 p.m. with the monks singing the tradi-
historians and generations to come of American Slo- tional Benedictine anthem - the Ultima. Tickets for The Gospel of the Lord.
vaks. In addition to the American Slovak collection, the benefit are $65.00. Additional sponsorships, in-
the Slovak Institute also houses an extensive collec- cluding $100.00 “Honor-a-Monk” contributions are
tion of Slovak-Canadian newspapers, magazines and also available. For reservations and additional infor-
books published after World War II published by a mation contact Rev. Albert Marflak, O.S.B. at tel. Gospel for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday
number of Slovaks in exile. (216)7215300, ext.0. Deadline for reservations is of the Year – October 17th
To date, the Institute has received a number of October 25.
donations of the collections of prominent Slovak Support for the annual benefit is a very impor-
Americans including Rev. Mikulas Sprinc, Dr. tant part of the monks’ present and future ministry. Luke 18:1-18
Frantisek Hrusovsky, Jozef Cincik, Anton Brchnel, Area Sokol members are invited to turn out for the
Rev. Rudolf Dilong, O.F.M., Konstantin Culen, benefit to honor this year’s jubilarians who have dedi- A reading from the holy Gospel
Stefan Hassik, Dr. Jozef Mikus, Rev. Louis Baska, cated their lives in service. Since 1922, the monks of according to Luke
O.S.B., William P. Mihalovic, Msgr. Francis J. St. Andrew Svorad Abbey have continued the age-
Dubosh, Sister Methodia Machalica, O.S.B., Dr. Vic- less legacy of St. Benedict whose motto ora et Jesus told his disciples a parable
tor S. Mamatej, Dr. Ludovit Pavlo and many others. labora(to pray and to work) has inspired generations about the necessity for them
The Slovak Institute is currently in need of funds to of the faithful. to pray always without becoming weary.
support its microfilm project. Tax deductible dona- He said,
"There was a judge in a certain town
tions are welcome. Make check payable to Slovak Annual fund-raiser in support of who neither feared God
Institute and send same to The Slovak Institute, 10510 the Lucina Folklore Ensemble set
Buckeye Road, Cleveland, OH. 44104. The institute nor respected any human being.
The Lucina Slovak Folklore Ensemble of Cleve- And a widow in that town
is open daily, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 3
land will host its annual fun-raiser in support of the used to come to him and say,
p.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Slovak Insti-
Lucinka Dancers on Saturday, November 13 at the 'Render a just decision for me
tute offers a number of items for sale including a map
of Slovakia with all villages and towns listed; Christ- Half-Time Sport Bar & Eatery(formerly known as against my adversary.'
mas cards in Slovak along with Oplatky during the Roosters), located at 7106 Biddulph Road in Brook- For a long time the judge was unwilling,
Christmas season, books and journals. For additional lyn, Ohio, tel. (216)588-0007. Cost is $20.00 for but eventually he thought,
information or a list of the Institute’s offerings call adults, 21 and older, $10.00 for those ages 13 to 20, While it is true that I neither fear God
(216)721-5300, ext. 294, fax 216 791-8268 or e-mail: and $5.00 for children ages 12 and younger. This nor respect any human being,
email@example.com. Its most recent offering is includes all you can eat: Delicious Wings; all you can because this widow keeps bothering me
the recently published “Cleveland Slovaks” which is drink: domestic draft beer, wine and soda. In addi- I shall deliver a just decision for her
tion, there will be Slovak food and more. For tickets lest she finally come and strike me.
part of the Images of America series of monographs
contact Christine Matis-Hearn at (440)655-8244. The Lord said,
which celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns,
Area Sokols are invited to turnout for this an- "Pay attention to what the dishonest
and cities across the country. The book on the Cleve-
nual benefit in support of the Lucinka dancers, the judge says.
land Slovaks is one of their best. The 128-page book
youngest of the Lucina performers. These children Will not God then secure the rights
by John T. Sabol and Lisa A. Alzo is available from
the Slovak Institute at a cost of $21.99 plus $3.00 help to promote the music and dance traditions of of his chosen ones
for postage and handling. Slovakia. These talented youngsters will perform at who call out to him day and night?
Currently, our well-known Slovak fraternalist, the benefit. There will be many gift baskets to win as Will he be slow to answer them?
Andrew F. Hudak, Jr. serves as the director of the well as a fifty-fifty raffle during the evening. An en- I tell you,
Slovak Institute. Joseph Hornack serves as his very joyable evening is assured. For additional informa- he will see to it that
capable assistant. A group of very faithful volunteers tion on the Lucina Slovak Folklore Ensemble, which justice is done for them speedily.
has been active for more than a quarter of a century, But when the Son of Man comes,
assist them and include Virginia Parobek, Edward
check their website at www.lucina.org. The enthusi- will he find faith on earth?
Kovach, Frank Stipkala, Jozef Valencik and Marga-
asm of the ensemble, along with their talent and dedi-
ret Brewster. The Slovak Institute is a unique and
cation is very inspiring and is worthy of our support. The Gospel of the Lord.
THE FALCON, OCTOBER 6, 2010 Page 5
Thoughts from our Supreme Chaplain
October, the Month dedicated
to the Most Holy Rosary
by Rev. Andrew S. Hvozdovic
Our Lady of the Rosary, also to “Feast of the Holy Rosary.” This
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary or feast was extended by Pope Clem-
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, ent XII to the whole of the Latin
is the title of the Blessed Virgin Rite of the
Mary in relation to the method of Church, insert-
prayer known as the rosary, whose ing it into the
origin has been attributed to a Roman Catho-
Marian apparition to Saint lic calendar of
Dominic in 1208 in the church of saints in 1716,
Prouille. and assigning it
In 1571, Pope Pius V instituted to the first Sun-
“Our Lady of Victory” as an an- day in October.
nual feast to commemorate the vic- Pope Pius X
tory of Lepanto. The victory was changed the date to October 7 in
attributed to the Blessed Virgin 1913, as part of his effort to restore
CELEBRATING SLOVAK HERITAGE IN THE GARDEN STATE - A record crowd of more than
Mary, as a rosary procession had celebration of the liturgy of the
10,000 participated in this year’s 33rd New Jersey Slovak Heritage Festival on Sunday, September 26
been offered on that day in Saint Sundays. In 1969, Pope Paul VI
at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, N.J. The festival opened with a concelebrated Slovak Mass
Peter’s Square in Rome for the suc- changed the name of the feast to
with Archbishop Bernard Bober of Kosice, Slovakia, Bishop Peter A. Libasche of Rockville Centre,
cess of the mission of the Holy “Our Lady of the Rosary.”
League to hold back Muslim forces Prior to the battle of Lepanto, in N.Y. and area clergy participating. Festival co-chairpersons, Attorney John G. Duch and Nina Holy
from overrunning Western Europe. thanks for the victory of the Battle are shown with the participants above. Additional photos and story in the next issue.
In 1573, Pope Gregory XIII of Muret, Simon de Montfort, fifth
changed the title of this feast-day Earl of Leicester built the first Slovak cultural concert Slovak Harvest Festival on Nov. 7 in Trenton, N.J.
shrine dedicated to Our Lady of
Victory. The statue of the Infant of
in Johnstown, Pa. The annual Slovak Harvest Festival Dozinkova zabava of St.
The Slovak Heritage Associa- Michael the Archangel Slovak parish in Trenton, N.J. is set for Satur-
Prague is housed in the great day, November 6. Festivities begin with Mass celebrated in Slovak to
tion of the Laurel Highlands will
church of Our Lady of Victory lo- satisfy the Sunday obligation at 7 p.m. in the church located at 1130
present a cultural evening titled
cated in the Czech capital. Devo- Brunswick Avenue. The reception follows in the parish hall. Dinner will
“Slovak Treasures: Culture & Mu-
tion to the Holy Rosary has also be served at 8:30 p.m. Music for dancing and listening pleasure until 1
sic,” on Friday, November 5th at
been popular in Slovakia, a tradi- a.m. will be provided by the In Check ensemble.
the Am-Slo Club located at 85
tion brought to our shores and cul- The festival recalls the wonderful harvest traditions enjoyed in vil-
tivated in our Slovak churches over Lenhart Street in Johnstown, Pa.
Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and lage life in Slovakia. An enjoyable evening is assured. Tickets for the
the years. The famous Slovak festival, which includes dinner, are available at $30.00 per person. Chil-
hymn O Maria Ruzencova has re- admission is just $5.00 at the door.
In addition, there will be plenty of dren up to age 15 are welcome free of charge. For reservations call Gabik
sounded in our churches in this at (267)394-1976 or Milan at (609) 203-3548.
country for more than a century. Slovak food and beverages avail-
Our Lady of the Rosary is the able throughout the evening.
patron saint of several places
The evening will include a slide Order Christmas Oplatky from Jankola Library
and talk show, along with a colorful Oplatky, the traditional Slovak For more information or to
around the world and Mariadel
display of traditional Slovak dress Christmas wafers enjoyed at the place an order, contact Sister
Rosario is a common female Span-
kroj from the various villages and Christmas eve supper as well as on Catherine Laboure, SS.C.M., di-
ish name (colloquially abbreviated
regions of Slovakia from the collec- Christmas day are available from rector of Jankola Library at tel.
to Rosario or Charo). Rosario can
also be used as a male first name, tion of the well-known Slovak Jankola Library conducted by the (570) 275-5606, Extension 140
particularly in Italian. American cultural enthusiast, Helene Sisters of SS. Cyril and Methodius. or write to Jankola Library and
Baine Cincebeaux. In addition, there Orders will be accepted from No- Slovak Museum, 580 Railroad
will be a concert of Slovak songs vember 1 until December 17, 2010. Street, Villa Sacred Heart,
Slovak Cultural Leader Welcomed by the internationally acclaimed The Oplatky, five per packet, ther- Danville, PA 17821-1698. A book
singer, Jozef Ivaska who resides in mal-sealed and securely packaged list is also available providing the
at the Home Office Vienna and performs throughout can be obtained for a donation of titles of all works available re-
central Europe. Group 9 Sokols and $3.00. In addition, shipping and lated to Slovak language, music
Sokolky are cordially invited to par- processing has a minimum cost of and history. The Sisters of SS.
ticipate in what looks to be a very $5.50 and upwards. Customized Cyril and Methodius are pleased
entertaining and colorful evening requests can be packaged to meet to provide these items through
celebrating our Slovak heritage. individuals’ needs. Jankola Library.
Welcome to the Slovak Catholic Sokol
Introducing Our New Members
Enrolled During the Month of August 2010
WREATH MEMBER CITY/STATE RECOMMENDER
S-108 Kellan James Draper Youngstown, OH Edith M. Babik
S-108 Elizabeth Ashton Fabian Youngstown, OH Peter T. Fabian
S-108 Sarah Ashley Fabian Youngstown. OH Peter T. Fabian
S-167 Whitney Marie Helm Barberton, OH Lawrence S. Hornacek
S-312 Blair Ann Hrudowsky Passaic, NJ Mary Ann Hrudowsky
Supreme Secretary Steven M. Pogorelec, F.I.C., is shown welcom- S-036 Sophia Kathleen Mahmer Detroit, MI Susan A. Sandor
ing Dr. Vilma Privarova, chairperson of the Slovak government’s S-025 Cameron David Mc Manus Perryopolis, PA Michael T. Matras
Office for Slovaks Living Abroad during her visit to the home office S-162 Daniel Steven O'Sullivan Clifton, NJ Steven M. Pogorelec
on September 23. Brother Pogorelec is shown presenting Dr. S-016 Jack Thomas Reichi Pittsburgh, PA Albert J. Suess Jr.
Privarova with a copy of our organization’s Centennial Book. Look- S-048 James V. Rispo Philadelphia, PA Robert E. Leso
ing on during the presentation are Editor Daniel F. Tanzone and V-015 Braylin Reese Salisbury Perryopolis, PA Michael T. Matras
Nina Holy, secretary-treasurer of the Slovak League of America and V-0l5 Madelyn Grace Salisbury Perryopolis, PA Michael T. Matras
co-chairperson of this year’s New Jersey Slovak Heritage Festival. V-111 Addison Nicole Salkiewicz Lorain, OH Anna Zuffa
The Office for Slovaks Living Abroad coordinates an array of cul- V-015 Ashley Rae Secrest Perryopolis, PA Michael T. Matras
tural exchange programs promoting Slovak heritage activities in S-025 Brady Scott Secrest Perryopolis, PA Michael T. Matras
cooperation with various Slovak organizations and communities liv- S-025 Brian S. Secrest Perryopolis, PA Michael T. Matras
ing outside Slovakia. Ms. Privarva, whose office is located in V-015 Emily Renee Secrest Perryopolis, PA Michael T. Matras
Bratislava, was visiting the United States in conjunction with this S-108 John Joseph Vranches Jr Youngstown, OH Frank Polchak Jr.
year’s 33rd New Jersey Slovak Heritage Festival and the visit of S-108 Julie Marie Vranches Youngstown, OH Frank Polchak Jr.
Slovakia’s President Ivan Gasparovic.
Page 6 THE FALCON, OCTOBER 6, 2010
CLIFTON, NJ Plans finalized for annual Children’s
Make sure your lodge is represented Assembly 162 Christmas party in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Group Annual Meetings Set The next monthly meeting of
our Assembly is scheduled for Sun- One of the best attended and day and Thursday evening at the
Group 1 “Msgr. Stephen J. Zdar Boh! day, October 17 in SS. Cyril and most successful fraternal events Sokol Club October 13th thru Octo-
Krasula” - This year’s annual meet- Kathy Figard Methodius Church Hall, located at hosted by Assembly 16 and Wreath ber 28th . Those who wish to regis-
ing is scheduled for Sunday, Octo- President 218 Ackerman Avenue beginning 22 in Pittsburgh, Pa. is the annual ter by phone are asked to call Joan
ber 24 at St. Mary’s Assumption Karen Hutnick at 12:30 p.m. All members are in- Children’s Christmas Party. This Yanosick at tel. (412)881-8502.
Parish located at the corner of Mon- Secretary vited to attend. year’s party is set for Saturday, Again, because of limited occu-
roe and Market Streets in Passaic, On our meeting agenda will be December 11 at the Slovak Catho- pancy, the first 200 children to be
N.J. Hosting this year’s annual meet- Group 6 “Msgr. Andrew Hlinka” final plans for our participation in lic Sokol Club, 2912 East Carson registered will be able to attend.
ing will be Assembly 1 and Wreath - This year’s annual meeting and din- the upcoming annual meeting of Street, South Side, Pittsburgh. As is our fraternal outreach tradi-
2. The annual meeting will open with ner is set for Sunday, October 10 at Group 1 scheduled for Sunday, Oc- Doors open at 12 noon and the fes- tion, we ask that those planning to
Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in 3 p.m. at the Main Course Restau- tober 24 at St. Mary’s Assumption tivities begin at 1 p.m. attend the party consider bringing
church. The liturgy will be rant located off from Routes 51 and Parish in Passaic, N.J. We will also Due to the fact that our city’s fire along non-perishable food items
concelebrated by the pastor, the Rev. 71 at Cedar Brook Golf Course in discuss plans for our traditional codes limits the number of guests at which will be given to our local food
Msgr. John J. Demkovich and the Uniontown, Pa. Directions to the res- children’s Christmas party which the Sokol Club, we are limited to just pantry to assist the needy in our com-
Rev. Richard D. Baker, Group 1 taurant are from Route 70 to Route is scheduled for Sunday, Decem- 200 children who may attend. Chil- munity. Thanking you for your co-
chaplain. Following the liturgy, the 51 south; make a left hand turn at ber 19 in our church hall. Other dren are invited to participate who operation in this matter and looking
annual meeting will be called to or- the second traffic light and continue items of interest to our members are between the ages of 0 and 12 and forward to another enjoyable Sokol
der in the parish social hall. A lun- on that road until you see the en- will also be on our meeting agenda. must have a Sokol insurance policy. fraternal event, I remain
cheon will be served. Plans for our trance to Cedar Brook Golf Course An enjoyable afternoon has been Early registration is advised. The
various fraternal and sporting activi- which will be on your left. We hope planned and we hope to see a good first 200 youngsters to be registered
ties will be finalized. This year marks to see representatives from all our turnout of our members at our will be able to participate.Parents
need to register their children. Reg- Chairperson
the centennial of the founding of Assemblies and Wreaths as we plan meeting.
Group 1. In 1910, Group 1 was the our upcoming fraternal activities. Zdar Boh! istrations will be held every Wednes-
first to be organized in our organi- Since dinner will be served, reser- John D. Pogorelec, Jr. Stamp ministry assists
zation. We hope to have representa- vations are necessary. Kindly call tel. President Flea market and Slovak Cyrilites in Danville, Pa.
tion from all our Assemblies and (724)736-4032. Deadline for reser- David Bulwin food sale in Reading, Pa. Members are reminded than
Wreaths at this year’s annual meet- vations is October 3rd. Recording Secretary SS. Cyril and Methodius parish cancelled stamps aid the retired
ing. Looking forward to seeing a Zdar Boh! located at the corner of 6th and and infirm Sisters of SS. Cyril and
good turnout on October 24, we re- Anna Mae Warnick Laurels Streets in Reading, Pa. is Methodius at their Motherhouse
main President CORRECTION
hosting a Flea Market and Slovak Villa Sacred Heart in Danville, Pa.
Zdar Boh! Elaine Andras In the article “Participation”
by Supreme Assistant Physical Food Sale on Saturday, October John Hmelnicky of Perry Hall, Md.
John D. Pogorelec, Esq. Secretary 30th in the church hall from 9 a.m. has been active in this project for
Director Roger J. Manyak ap-
President to 2 p.m. The public is invited. a number of years now. He contin-
pearing in our September 22,
Daniel F. Tanzone Group 11 “St. John Nepomucene” There will be plenty of homemade ues a wonderful tradition begun by
2010 issue, the dates of the
Secretary - The annual meeting of Group 11 is Slovak culinary specialities avail- his late father, Andrew Hmelnicky,
45th International Slet were in-
scheduled for Sunday, October 10 in able for takeout. Father Charles a founder of Assembly 235 in
Group 5 “Jan Holly”” - This Minneapolis, Minn. Hosting this correctly listed. The 45th Inter-
national Slet, scheduled for Sperlak, pastor of the parish, ex- Exeter, Pa.
year’s annual meeting is scheduled year’s meeting will be Assembly 34 tends a cordial invitation to area Members should send their can-
for Sunday, October 10 at St. Mary’s and Wreath 47. Our program begins Kutztown University in
Sokol members to participate in the celled stamps to: Sister M. Marga-
Catholic Parish, 1602 Market Av- with attendance at the 9 a.m. Mass Kutztown, Pa. will be held
annual fund-raiser. ret, SS.C.M., Villa Sacred Heart,
enue South in Canton, Oh. Registra- at the Church of SS. Cyril and there July 11-16, 2011. Our
Zdar Boh! Danville, PA 17821-1698. The
tion begins at 9:15 a.m. and the meet- Methodius, located at 13th Avenue apologies.
Marge Danowski stamps are much appreciated.
ing will be called to order at 9:30 and 2nd Street, N.E. The liturgy will
a.m. We will break to attend Mass be celebrated for the living and de-
in church. Following the liturgy, we ceased members of Group 11. Our
will return to the parish hall for a meeting will be called to order at 10 In Memoriam
luncheon followed by the conclusion a.m. in Father Dargay Memorial Hall
of our meeting agenda. We ask that of the parish. Coffee and rolls will The Slovak Catholic Sokol extends sincere sympathy to
all delegates consider bringing along be available before the meeting. A the bereaved families of our deceased members
non-perishable food items which luncheon will be served following
will be donated to the local charity. our business meeting. Plans for our
As is our tradition, we will also have fraternal activities in 2011 will be Assembly/Wreath Member Age Date of Death
our arts and crafts display. We ask discussed including our young Assembly 1 Keith Kurnath, Passaic, NJ 37 July 24, 2010
our members to consider bringing people’s participation in next sum- Assembly 9 John B. Galya, Bridgeport, CT 89 July 14, 2010
along their artistic treasures to be mer 45th Slet. All delegates from Assembly 11 Olga Miskovic, Chicago, IL 86 July 20, 2010
displayed at the meeting. Directions: Minneapolis and Duluth, Minn. as Assembly 16 John J. Prelich, Pittsburgh, PA 90 August 11, 2010
I-77 south to Canton to exit well as Superior, Wis. and Ironwood, Assembly 25 John B. Cossel, Perryopolis, PA 84 July 26, 2010
103(route 800); follow ramp straight Mich. are requested to register with Assembly 28 William A. Dix, East Douglas, MA 46 May 2010
to the light; turn right; go to the stop the Group secretary at tel. (763)789- Assembly 48 Michael J. Sedor, Philadelphia, PA 54 August 5, 2010
sign; then turn left and proceed north 9196 by October 3, 2010. We look Assembly 48 George J. Bucha, Philadelphia, PA 80 August 16. 2010
on Cleveland Avenue; just after the forward to seeing all our lodges rep- Assembly 57 Eleanor M. White, Allentown, PA 82 August 7, 2010
RR tracks, turn right at the light; con- resented at this year’s meeting. Assembly 59 Loretta Banas, Wilkes-Barre, PA 72 July 10, 2010
tinue around the bend to the left and Zdar Boh! Assembly 78 Stanley W. Gorzelic, Bethlehem, PA 88 July 28, 2010
the church will be on the right hand David J. Genosky Assembly 78 Irene Zahurak Fields, Bethlehem, PA 84 September 7, 2008
side. If there are any questions, feel President Assembly 86 Thomas A. Lapsansky, Port Griffith, PA 65 May 23, 2010
free to call the secretary at (330)877- James T. Genosky Assembly 127 Nicholas Mascetta, Monessen, PA 44 August 9, 2010
9138. Secretary Assembly 162 Edward Sproch, Clifton, NJ 85 August 12, 2010
Assembly 162 Andrew A. Walter, Clifton, NJ 63 June 8, 2010
Assembly 179 Chester Skoronski, North Braddock, PA 85 May 28, 1998
Harvest dinner set for Nov. 7 in Lakewood, Oh. Assembly 206 William J. Baloga, Jr., Ambridge, PA 58 July 2, 2010
The recently designated Transfiguration Parish of Lakewood, Ohio, Assembly 219 Helen Lukacik, Yonkers, NY 93 July 22, 2010
using the facilities of the former SS. Cyril and Methodius Slovak par- Assembly 272 Richard I. Moore, Nanty Glo, PA 92 July 26, 2010
ish, will host its first Harvest Pork Chop Dinner and raffle in the parish Assembly 257 Peter J. Pudela, Chicago, IL 81 August 2, 2010
hall located at 12608 Madison Avenue on Sunday, November 7. Pork Assembly 305 Margaret Marcinko, Los Angeles, CA 91 February 19, 2010
chops along with all the harvest trimmings will Assembly 312 Helen Spak, Passaic, NJ 90 January 20, 2010
be served from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Assembly 312 Paul J. Vankulich, Passaic, NJ 89 August 18, 2010
Donations include $10.00 for adults and Wreath 1 Frances A. Motasky, Bridgeport, CT 93 June 2, 2010
$5.00 for children ages 12 and younger. Res- Wreath 2 Mildred (Pastor) Bognar, Passaic, NJ 86 June 21, 2010
ervations are recommended. For reservations Wreath 39 Margaret Verrilli, Bridgeport, CT 89 May 12, 2010
call any of the following: Mary Dubber Wreath 13 Veronica Komada, Philadelphia, PA 79 July 25, 2010
(216)228-0654, Paul Namitka (216)228-1134 Wreath 81 Jerome Hajduch, Whiting, IN 79 August 3, 2010
or Sean Koltiska (440)666-9046. Group 5 Wreath 93 Dennis E. Polega, Milwaukee, WI 59 August 1, 2010
Sokol members are invited to turn out for an Wreath 93 John Diapa, Jr., Milwaukee, WI 83 July 21, 2010
enjoyable fall activity, the first sponsored by the newly designated par- Wreath 153 William Leota, Parma, OH 68 June 3, 2010
ish. SS. Cyril and Methodius is the only parish founded by Slovaks to Wreath 155 Mary M. Mistishen, Reading, PA 85 July 21, 2010
survive in the recent reorganization of the Cleveland Diocese. Wreath 157 StellaV. Marezyk, Nesquehoning, PA 97 July 15, 2010
THE FALCON, OCTOBER 6, 2010 Page 7
once a year in one of the alliance’s member countries. The
last such session took place in Portugal, while Spain will
What’s making headlines in our ancestral homeland take over from Slovakia in 2011.
ep. Slovaks appreciate the Euro more
ch R Poland
Cze than other Eurozone members
Slovaks view the common European currency more
positively than people in other eurozone countries, with 64
percent of Slovaks welcoming it compared to the eurozone
average of 38 percent.
The findings come from a recent “Transatlantic Trends”
survey carried out in 11 EU countries, the United States
Au and Turkey in June involving 1,000 respondents in each
About 68 percent of Slovaks access the influence of
ary Slovakia’s EU membership on the economy positively.
News and Views from Slovakia... Hung Also according to the poll, Slovaks started to pay more
attention to the foreign policy of the United States after Presi-
dent Barack Obama took office in January 2009. The previ-
Eva Simkova named new director ambitions of Iceland and development of bilateral relations
ous support of 19 percent rose to 71 percent. While the so-
of the Slovak Land Fund - particularly trade and commerce.
On September 19, the Slovak president spoke with his called “Obama-mania” has been falling in most European
Former state secretary at the ministry of the economy countries this year, it still exists in Slovakia, with the US
counterpart Olafur Ragnar Grimsson about accession ne-
Eva Simkova(formerly liberal ANO, now Most-Hid nomi- president enjoying 76-percent support.
gotiations between Iceland and the EU.
nee), will become the new director of the Slovak Land The survey also shows that attitudes toward NATO
This was the first-ever official visit of a Slovak presi-
Fund(SPF). dent to Iceland. The aim was to intensify the bilateral dia- have improved. While 52 percent of Slovaks viewed the
Most-Hid’s proposal to name her to the position was logue in the sphere of trade and commerce, research and NATO membership as important for security last year, it
okayed by the Coalition Council at its session late on Sep- development, as well as to show support for Iceland’s am- rose to 64 percent this year. Thus, Slovakia became one of
tember 14. Simkova is expected to be approved by the cabi- bitions to join the EU. Specifically, Slovakia is interested the countries with the highest proportion of such opinions
net next week. in broadening cooperation in the pharmaceutical industry with the 11 EU countries, after the Netherlands, Great Brit-
“Ms. Simkova is an expert and a real slogger. This alone research and in the use of geotherma energy, as 90 percent ain, Portugal and Romania.
means a lot,” the chairman of the co-ruling Freedom and of Icelandic households are heated with geothermal energy.
Solidarity(SaS) Richard Sulik said about Simkova before Unemployment rate dropped to
Besides having worked at the economy ministry dur- Government postpones 12.19 percent in August
ing the second government led by Mikulas Dzurinda(2002- changes in Education Act Slovakia’s unemployment rate dropped slightly(by 0.14
6), Simkova was also part of Slovakia’s negotiating team The government has suspended discussion on an percentage points) month-on-month to 12.19 percent in
before the country entered the European Union in May 2004. amendment to the Education Act intended to make English August, the Labor, Social Affairs and the Family Office
a compulsory subject in elementary schools beginning in (Continued on page 8)
Salaries in July rose the Grade 3, officials said on September 13.
fastest in market services “Discussions were suspended because we will have to
once again review potential risks in connection with the
According to figures released by the Statistics Office
introduction of compulsory instruction of the language,”
on September 9, average nominal salaries in July rose fast-
said Education Minister Eugen Jurzyca following the cabi-
est in selected market services - by 6.4 percent year-on- net session.
year. Other annual increases in July were: in accommoda- “We want to be sure that we can handle it at the pro-
tions - 5.8 percent; in restaurants and pubs - 5.3 percent; fessional and qualifications level,” said Prime Minister Iveta
and in industry - 5.1 percent. Radicova. According to her, Jurzyca will ensure that this
Real salaries rose on an annual basis in selected mar- measure is actually feasible - “so that it won’t wind up in
ket services - by 5.2 percent; in accommodations - 4.6 per- such a way that our poorly-qualified teachers of English
cent; in restaurants and pubs - 4.2 percent; and in both in- will produce poor results.”
dustry and wholesale by 4 percent.
The original plan was to have first graders learning
In at the first seven months of 2010, meanwhile, the
English. It was altered so that the language should now be
highest average nominal monthly salary was paid in infor-
compulsorily taught beginning in grade 3 of elementary
mation and communication services ($1,800). In industry it
schools beginning in September 2011.
was $1,050, while in selected market services it stood at
Compared to the same period last year, nominal sala- NATO Command arrives for
ries went up mainly in industry - by 6 percent; in wholesale military session in the high Tatras
- by 5.2 percent; and in restaurants and pubs - by 5 percent. NATO officials were greeted with all pomp and cer-
In the January-July period, real salaries rose fastest in emony in Slovakia on September 17, where they attended a
industry - by 5.1 percent; in wholesale - by 4.3 percent; and session of the NATO military committee, the alliance’s most
in restaurants and pubs - by 4.1 percent. senior body, later in the day, said a Defense Ministry spokes-
Gasparovic meets Iceland’s De to the bad weather, the group was forced to land at
Kosice airport, from there, the officials were transported to
Prime Minister and Speaker the venue, Vysoke Tatry - a village in the High Tatra moun-
Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic in Iceland on Sep- tains.
tember 20 met Parliamentary Speaker Asta Ragheidur Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova was among the
Johannesdottir and said that the was pleased to meet the
speakers addressing the visitors that afternoon.
speaker of the oldest European Parliament in person.
The NATO officials stayed in Vysoke Tatry until Sun-
As a EU member, Gasparovic said that Slovakia could
day, September 19, when they wrapped up their visit in
offer its experience with joining the EU, so Iceland “would Among the great architectural treasures found in
Slovakia by planting trees as part of Slovakia’s effort to
not have to learn from its own mistakes like we did.” The Slovakia are its traditional wooden churches, most found
restore the Tatra mountains.
Slovak President conveyed full support to the ambitions of Headed by Chairman of the NATO Military Commit- in the eastern part of the country and reflect the Byzan-
Iceland - a longstanding member of EFTA(European Free tee Giampalo de Paola, the chiefs-of-staffs of 28 member tine Catholic traditions of the country. One of the most
Trade Association) - to join the EU. countries discussed issues related to the alliance’s transfor- prominent of the wooden churches is dedicated to Saint
Iceland’s Parliamentary Chair was also interested in mation, the future of operations conducted under its com- Michael the Archangel in the village of Rusky Potok.
how the Roma(gypsy) problem is being addressed in mand as well as other major topics. More than 450 foreign The church, which serves the area’s Greek Catholics was
Slovakia. According to Gasparovic, all Slovak governments visitors participated in the meeting and for many it was their completed in 1740 and is located at the village’s highest
paid great attention to the issue and invested significant re- first visit to Slovakia’s majestic High Tatras. point. The church was recently restored at the cost of
sources into tackling it, but “the lack of interest of the Roma more than $250,000 and rededicated by the Most Rev.
The conference required the observance of stringent
community itself in education and the lack of desire to Jan Babyak, S.J., the Metropolitan Archbishop of Presov.
security measures. There were restrictions on traffic as well.
change their situation remains the greatest obstacle.” The tiny village with a population of just about 100 resi-
“We took security measures that would affect residents of
The Icelandic branch of Amnesty International orga- dents is located in northeastern Slovakia not far from
Vysoke Tatry as little as possible,” said the Defense Minis-
nized a protect against the “violation of human rights in Svidnik. The church is one of 50 such wooden churches
Slovakia” regarding Roma children in front of the Iceland The NATO military committee holds an away session in Slovakia recognized as cultural treasures by
Parliament in Reykjavik on the same day, with Reykjavik UNESCO. The photos above feature the church’s exte-
Mayor Jon Gnarr among the protestters. rior as well as the interior with the traditional iconosta-
Gasparovic also met Prime Minister Johanna Selected stories are provided by TASR-Slovakia, the sis decorated with sacred pictures or icons that sepa-
Sigurdardottir, with whom he discussed the integration Slovak Republic’s official News Agency. rates the sanctuary from the nave of the church.
Page 8 THE FALCON, OCTOBER 6, 2010
News and Views from Slovakia... Radicova: Slovakia plans
(Continued from page 7) was defeated. withdrawal of KFOR mission
(UPSVaR) announced on September 20. Fico, for his part, observed that Slovakia’s government Slovakia will gradually withdraw its soldiers from the
A total of 370,671 job-seekers were registered at job should reopen discussions on a loan for Greece. He did not KFOR peacekeeping mission in Kosovo, Prime Minister
centers in August. Even though their number was 3,758 rule out that Smer-SD will initiate debate on this issue in Iveta Radicova confirmed during her one day visit to the
fewer than in July, the same figure rose by 8,100 in annual parliament. Slovak contingent based in a military facility in Sajkovac.
terms. Rado Bato, spokesman for Premier Iveta Radicova “The original contract signed by Slovakia is valid un-
The average length of time that unemployed people (SDKU-DS), told TASR that he does not see any reason for til the autumn of this year. Hence, we’ve met our
were registered at labor offices reached 13.57 months in reopening the issue. “Mr. Fico could have voted on the loan obligations,”said Radicova, adding that the drawdown will
August a year-on-year increase of 2.5 months. for Greece. He failed to exploit it,” he said.(The run-up to be taking place until November 2010. “There’s an exact
the June 12 election and the Greek debt issue coincided, so schedule for the withdrawal of the Slovak unit, “ she said.
Fico enabled the other European states to provide the loan
Seasonal work contributes to but left it up to the new government as to whether to actu-
The prime minister rejected the notion that the Slovak
unit is to be withdrawn because Slovakia refused to recog-
short-term decline in joblessness ally participate - ed. note). nize the independence of Kosovo.
Seasonal work, according to analysts, contributed to “I only want to say that the Greek government is now “The contract concerning our activities in the area had
unemployment easing in August. “Unemployment benefited doing all that is necessary to heal its economy and kickstart been signed before the issue of recognizing Kosovo’s inde-
from seasonal works as typical in the summer and have off- the right processes in the future,” Kanellos said in an effort pendence arose,” she stressed, adding that Slovakia has been
set the lay-offs in companies,” said Postova Banka analyst to encourage the Slovak government to contribute to the involved in the mission for 11 years. When asked whether
Eva Sadovska on September 20. eurozone loan. the current government will recognize Kosovo’s indepen-
Analysts described the August drop in Slovak unem- dence or not, Radicova replied that the answer hinges on
ployment to 12.19 percent from 12.33 percent a month ear- Schmognerova: 20-percent VAT the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo.
lier as “gradual” and say that the drop in unemployment is
expected to continue in the coming months as part of
on food is European rarity “If this dialogue takes place, we’ve never said that our
Increasing the value-added tax from 19 to 20 percent stance is immutable,” she said. According to the Chief of
Slovakia’s economic recovery. “But we don’t expect the the General Staff Lubomir Bulik, Slovakia won’t have a
registered jobless rate to fall markedly below 12 percent doesn’t have to bring as much money into the state coffers
as it is expected by the new government, former vice presi- single serviceman in the area by November 30.
by year’s end,” she said.
Slovenska Sporitelna analyst Michal Musak notes cor- dent of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Devel-
porate wariness in respect to further economic developments opment (EBRD) Brigita Schmognerova has told TASR in Equestrian statue of Svatopluk
in Europe. “The most important medium-term hope for the an interview. is to remain in place
Slovak labor market is whether and to what extent as many “It’ll definitely effect consumption, which will be Parliamentary Chairman Richard Sulik, who earlier this
sectors as possible exploit their stronger competitive ad- lower. It’s necessary to look at the VAT increase in a more year initiated a commission to judge the wisdom of having
vantage gained from euro adoption,” said Volksbank ana- comprehensive way and not only via the current calcula- the “King” Svatopluk equestrian statue in the courtyard of
lyst Vladimir Vano. tion on how much income it could bring to the budget. The Bratislava Castle, announced his decision on September 22
Given that the Slovak economy is intertwined with scenario of trans-border shopping in Poland, the Czech Re- to leave the statue in place.
Germany’s, Unicredit Bank analyst David Derenik warns public or Hungary can flourish and the expectations of Sulik said that the statue will remain in place at least
of uncertainty flowing from that country and possible sec- higher incomes may not pan out,” said the former finance until the completion of the castle’s ongoing refurbishment -
ond deceleration at the end of the year. “Firms are stepping minister (1998-2002). a process which could be set back by the commission - rec-
into the labor market warily and after the first wave of in- According to Schmognerova, the upcoming price in- ommended transfer of the statue to another site on the
dustry hiring in the first half of 2010 they are once again crease can have negative social effects too. “Look at the castle’s grounds, plus the statue could be damaged while
biding their time. Key in the months ahead will be develop- fact that the 20-percent VAT on food or children’s clothing being moved.
ments in new industry orders. is a European rarity. In Great Britain, for example, there’s a “For the time being, I don’t see any point in moving
zero-VAT burden on food and children’s clothes,” she the statue,” said Sulik, adding that he expects the heated
Miklos: we want deficit of Representatives of four Coalition parties agreed at the
debate over the equestrian statue to die down even though
his decision will not be universally accepted.
4.9 percent of GDP in 2011 beginning of September to temporarily increase the VAT The statue will be left in place on the condition that
The goal of the Finance Ministry is to bring the pub- tax from its current 19 to 20 percent. This change will be the double-barred cross on the ruler’s shield(reminiscent of
lic-finance deficit down to 4.9 percent of the GDP in 2011, applied until such time as the deficit falls under 3 percent the wartime Hlinka Guard) will be altered by sculptor Jan
said Finance Minister Ivan Miklos (SDKU-DS) at a press of the Gross Domestic Product, which is predicted to hap- Kulich to adhere to the Slovak double-barred cross(also ap-
conference on September 2. pen in 2013. pearing on the Slovak flag) and the text that Svatopluk was
If the new government doesn’t cut the deficit by the The reduced rate on books and medication will be main- a ruler of ancient Slovaks will be replaced with `Svatopluk’
planned 2.5 percentage points, it would only fall from the tained at 10 percent. Schmognerova would welcome more and the years of his reign.
current 8 percent to 7.4 percent. According to Miklos, the items with a reduced VAT rate, however. “It’s high time to (Svatopluk is described as a Slovak ruler, when in fact
deficit should drop to 3.9 percent in 2012 and to 3 percent reassess the issue of a unified VAT rate,” she commented. a separate Slovak identity didn’t emerge until about two
in 2013, allowing Slovakia to meet the European budgetary centuries after his death. - ed. note)
rules. TASR to introduce plethora of Dusan Jarjabek, Smer-SD MP instrumental in seeing
According to Miklos, public finances are currently in
a state of decline due to the spending and misappropria- new projects by the end of the year the Svatopluk statue installed at Bratislava Castle, expressed
The autumn range of products offered by the News his pleasure that the statue simply remains in place. “Other
tions of the former government. Miklos said that former things are a matter of copyrights and historians which I do
finance minister Jan Pociatek(Smer-SD) lied about the real Agency of the Slovak Republic(TASR) will feature an ar-
ray of thematic and technological novelties. not want to meddle into,” he said.
state of the budget and didn’t include items into the deficit He noted however that ancient Slovaks clearly did ex-
that should have been there - such as financial aid to state Topics from the regions will be boosted, with new fea-
tures also set to appear in the domestic, international, eco- ist and had their own king. It is therefore a shame that indi-
companies in the red, which reached 0.6 percent of the GDP viduals take exception to the inscription on the statue’s
in 2009. nomic, so-called `Easy’ and photo news services. The agency
also continues to work on a brand new news service. pedestal mentioning ancient Slovaks. “Not only us, but also
This is why, according to the minister, the public-fi- our children were taught about them in one way or another,”
nance deficit reached 8 percent of the GDP last year and is “We plan to demonstrate that we’re an innovative leader
on the agency news service market, that we’re useful both he said.
expected to touch 7.8 percent in 2010. Meanwhile, the ini-
tial result for 2009 should have been 6.8 percent of the GDP, for clients and the public, and that aside from high-quality
and it should have dropped to 5.5 percent this year. “De- and swift news coverage we also offer numerous informa- Government: VAT rate to rise to
tailed analyses that we carried out show that the public- tion benefits,” said the agency’s general director Jaroslav 20 percent beginning in 2011
finance deficits in 2009 and 2010 are much worse than the Reznik. The basic VAT tax rate will rise on a temporary basis
former government of Robert Fico declared before the elec- “We’ll bring the opinions of global leaders in our `Per- from the current 19 percent flat rate to 20 percent as of next
tions,” he pointed out. sonalities: Faces and Thoughts’ project. A new project called year, while the 6 percent VAT rate for produce sold from
As far as measures to consolidate public finances are `Slovakia’s Towns and Villages’ will significantly boost re- farms will be abolished, the government decided on Sep-
concerned, Miklos admitted that an increase in VAT (value- gional news coverage. The `Databases’ project will reveal tember 22.
added tax) still can’t be ruled out. the richness of the agency’s information sources and ar- The VAT increase is part of the government package
chives,” said Reznik. designed to restore the health of public finances. The pub-
“The sports service will receive an extra boost with an
Kanellos: Slovakia was only unusual project called `Sport Slang’, along with the `Leg-
lic-finance deficit is expected to reach almost 8 percent of
the Gross Domestic Product this year. The VAT rate will
country to refuse loan for Greece ends’ and `How Stars Are Born’ projects. The `Easy’ ser- return to 19 percent after the public deficit is squeezed be-
The European Union countries should jointly proceed vice will be bolstered by the expansion of the Music Calen- low 3 percent of the GDP, which is forecast for 2013 at the
in approving a loan for Greece - meanwhile Slovakia is the dar to include unique songs that will be available for listen- moment.
only EU country to have said “no” to this aid, Greek Am- ing, the `Easy’ photos will bring in more photographs. A It is expected that the 1 percentage point increase in
bassador to Slovakia Nicolaos Kanellos told reporters on new foreign-language service will be launched by TASR the VAT will increase tax revenues by $210 million in 2011,
September 16 by the end of the year,” he added. $225 million in 2012 and $240 million in 2013.
“As for Greece, we adhere to European rules and The public-service TASR entered the second stage In total, the 2011 deficit should be reduced by $2 bil-
wish that all members of the European Union would fol- of a wholesale revamping this year. TASR’s transforma- lion, which measures aimed at revenues projected to con-
low the same policy,” sad Kanellos after a luncheon with tion into a modern, flexible and credible institution was tribute nearly one billion dollars of the aforementioned fig-
Chairman of Smer-Sd Robert Fico, who had backed the presented by Reznik in his `Building a Strong Band’ ini- ure.
loan as premier prior to the June elections in which he tiative.
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Age Single Premium Life 3 Payment Life 10 Payment Life 20 Payment Life Life Paid-Up at 80
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1 56.70 19.80 6.61 3.63 2.34
2 58.50 20.70 6.73 3.71 2.37
3 61.20 21.60 6.86 3.79 2.39
4 63.00 22.50 7.01 3.87 2.42
5 65.70 23.40 7.16 3.96 2.44
6 67.50 24.30 7.32 4.04 2.47
7 70.20 25.20 7.49 4.13 2.49
8 72.90 26.10 7.66 4.22 2.52
9 75.60 27.00 7.84 4.32 2.54
10 78.30 27.90 8.02 4.41 2.57
11 81.90 28.80 8.22 4.51 2.59
12 84.60 29.70 8.42 4.61 2.62
13 88.20 30.60 8.62 4.71 2.64
14 90.90 31.50 8.83 4.81 2.67
15 94.50 33.30 9.05 4.92 2.69
16 97.20 34.20 9.27 5.03 2.75
17 100.80 35.10 9.50 5.14 2.86
18 104.40 36.90 9.72 5.25 2.97
19 108.00 37.80 9.96 5.37 3.09
20 111.60 38.70 10.20 5.49 3.12
21 115.20 40.50 10.45 5.61 3.22
22 119.70 41.40 10.72 5.73 3.35
23 124.20 43.20 10.99 5.86 3.48
24 127.80 44.10 11.27 5.99 3.61
25 132.30 45.90 11.57 6.12 3.76
26 136.80 47.70 11.87 6.25 3.91
27 142.20 49.50 12.19 6.39 4.07
28 146.70 51.30 12.52 6.53 4.24
29 152.10 53.10 12.85 6.70 4.41
30 157.50 54.90 13.21 6.93 4.59
31 162.90 56.70 13.57 7.17 4.79
32 169.20 58.50 13.95 7.41 4.99
33 174.60 60.30 14.35 7.67 5.21
34 180.90 63.00 14.76 7.94 5.44
35 187.20 64.80 15.19 8.21 5.68
36 194.40 67.50 15.63 8.50 5.92
37 200.70 70.20 16.09 8.79 6.19
38 207.90 72.00 16.56 9.09 6.47
39 215.10 74.70 17,05 9.41 6.76
40 222.30 77.40 17.56 9.74 7.07
41 230.40 80.10 18.08 10.08 7.40
42 237.60 82.80 18.63 10.43 7.75
43 245.70 86.40 19.19 10.80 8.12
44 254.70 89.10 19.78 11.18 8.51
45 262.80 91.80 20.38 11.57 8.93
46 271.80 95.40 20.99 11.98 9.36
47 280.80 98.10 21.63 12.41 9.83
48 289.80 101.70 22.28 12.84 10.32
49 299.70 105.30 22.96 13.30 10.85
50 309.60 108.90 23.67 13.78 11.41
51 319.50 112.50 24.39 14.28 12.01
52 329.40 116.10 25.15 14.85 12.70
53 340.20 119.70 25.93 15.46 13.44
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56 372.60 131.40 28.39 17.42 16.00
57 384.30 135.90 29.26 18.13 16.99
58 395.10 139.50 30.14 18.88 18.06
59 406.80 144.00 31.06 19.66 19.23
60 418.50 148.50 32.01 20.50 20.50
61 430.20 153.00 33.11 21.38 21.89
62 442.80 157.50 34.24 22.31 23.42
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Center of Slovak fraternal and religious activity
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church Celebrates
its 100th Anniversary in Torrington, Conn.
Several interesting and informa- Henry J. Mansell served as the ing a parish. In 1908, Assembly 23
tive activities led up to the official principal celebrant of the centen- of the Slovak Catholic Sokol was
observance of the 100th anniver- nial liturgy. Today, Sacred Heart is founded and actively worked to
sary of the founding of Sacred part of the cluster of Catholic establish a Slovak parish. Follow-
Heart of Jesus Parish in Torrington, churches in Torrington served by ing his appointment to Bridgeport
Conn. One was a heritage day cel- the Rev. Christopher Tiano as pas- in 1907, the Rev. Matthew Jankola
ebration recalling the Slovak tra- tor and the Rev. John Lavorgna, began regular visitations to cel-
ditions of the parish. It included an associate. The two were among the ebrate Mass and offer the sacra-
extensive exhibit of memorabilia concelebrants of the centennial lit- ments to the Slovaks. He encour-
and historic documents and news- urgy along with the retired pastor aged the group in their efforts.
paper clippings recalling the of Sacred Heart and chaplain of Bishop Nilan officially estab-
parish’s rich history. On that occa- Group 2, the Rev. A. Leo Spodnik. lished the parish under the patron-
sion, which included a reception During the liturgy, Father Tiano age of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in
where parishioners enjoyed Slo- paid tribute to Father Spodnik, 1910. On May 30, 1910, the Rev.
vak culinary specialities and lis- whose six-year pastorate included Gaspar J. Panik was ordained a
tened to Slovak music, many of the the splendid renovation of the priest. On June 15 of that year, he
members of the parish donned the Spanish-style church. Following was appointed the first pastor the Some of the parishioners who donned their family’s traditional Slo-
traditional Slovak dress of their an- his retirement, Sacred Heart then date on the which the parish was vak kroj to celebrate Sacred Heart’s centennial are shown on the
cestors known as kroj. Each vil- became part of the Torrington clus- officially established. He cel- above photo with the priests who serve Sacred Heart Parish. Shown
lage and region of Slovakia had ter of Catholic churches. In his ebrated Mass and offered the sac- front row are, l-r, Dorothy Pukas, Betty Neri, Toni Landor. Back
particular traditions related to their homily, Archbishop Mansell paid raments initially in St. Francis row, l-r, Bernard Lach, Rev. John Lavorgna, associate pastor; the
dress. Many of those who partici- tribute to the great spiritual impact Chapel and later in St. Peter’s Rev. Christopher Tiano, pastor and John Bittner.
pated wore the handmade kroj Sacred Heart has had on genera- Church basement. Bishop Nilan assignment before retirement, Father ish has very generously supported
which their ancestors brought with tions of the faithful during the past blessed the cornerstone of the new Leo brought a vitality and enthusi- various projects on behalf of the
them to Torrington. Many of those century. “Think of all the first com- church on May 30, 1911. The asm hardly seen in a man his age. Church in Slovakia and in particu-
who wore their ancestral dress in- munions we’ve celebrated at Sa- church of Spanish mission style During his pastorate, the monumen- lar the annual SS. Cyril and
cluded members of Wreath 86 and cred Heart...all the confirmations was completed on September 1, tal restoration of the church took Methodius Appeal of the Slovak
Assembly 23. Both these lodges we celebrated here,” the arch- 1911. Father Panik actively en- place, a tribute to his artistic genius, Catholic Federation. Our local
have been active in the parish bishop noted. “Think of all the couraged our local Sokol lodges pastoral insight and personal Sokols and Sokolky are active in
throughout its history. Following marriages...the ordinations.” He and was elected as the third Su- warmth. He remained as pastor un- all the ministries of the parish.
the heritage celebration, several in- also recalled the struggles and sac- preme Chaplain of the Slovak til 1997 when the parish became a On the occasion of the centen-
teresting stories appeared the local rifices made by the Slovak immi- Catholic Sokol, serving from 1910 part of the cluster of churches. nial of Sacred Heart Church, we
press including one by Ronald grants who began a new life in until 1912. He remained as pastor Over the years, the parish has offer prayerful congratulations to
DeRosa in the Register Citizen. In Torrington and wanted to preserve until 1916 when he succeeded Fa- given the Church numerous voca- the members of this faith commu-
the article it noted that Rita their most precious possession - ther Jankola at SS. Cyril and tions to the priesthood and reli- nity. May God continue bless them
Rosenbeck had found an old 1939 their faith. The Archbishop Methodius Parish in Bridgeport. gious life. and may our Cyrilo-Methodian
obituary from her grandfather, thanked the present parishioners On May 8, 1916, he was succeeded Since then, the faith community heritage of faith continue to enrich
Michael Lucas at the exhibit. She for their dedication to their faith as pastor by his cousin, the Rev. of Sacred Heart continues to thrive. the cluster of Catholic churches in
said “I was suprised to see it”, not- and heritage. Following the im- Stephen A. Panik. Under Father Our Slovak faith traditions con- Torrington. We pray that Sacred
ing that she didn’t expect to see her pressive liturgy, a special reception Stephen Panik’s leadership, the tinue. The parish is home to our Heart’s second century of minis-
grandfather’s obituary among the was held in honor of the Arch- cornerstone of Sacred Heart local fraternal lodges. Since the try will be as fruitful as its first.
historical documents. She said she bishop. During the reception, John School was blessed on July 4, arrival of Father Spodnik, the par- Congratulations and Zdar Boh!
learned that her grandfather was a Bittner, on behalf of the parishio- 1922. The school open in the fall
founder of Sacred Heart a century ners, presented Archbishop of 1923 under the direction of the
ago, something she was told but Mansell with a handmade crystal Sisters of SS. Cyril and Methodius. Your beneficiaries
hardly appreciated until the ex- vase from Slovakia as a remem- The first graduation took place in When was the last time you looked at your designated benefi-
hibit. Another parishioner, Rita brance of his visit to Sacred Heart. June 1924. In 1931, a convent was ciaries on your valuable Sokol insurance policy? How impor-
Kozak recalled the many Slovak Impressive History dedicated to house the sisters who tant is it? Just think about how much your life has changed.
faith traditions which have been so The first Slovaks began settling previously used some of the class- Have you married, divorced, had children, maybe you lost a
much a part of the life of the par- in Torrington in the early 1890s. rooms as their temporary living loved one? This is an item you should consider annually. If you
ish over the past century. In 1892, they organized the St. quarters. The school served the do need to make changes to any of your policies, contact the
The principal celebration of the Joseph’s Society whose mission parish until it was closed in 1982. Home Office at 800-886-7656.
centennial took place on Sunday, was to estabish a Slovak parish. Father Panik completed his fruit-
June 20. The occasion came very The society became Branch 98 of ful pastorate at Sacred Heart in
near the June 15, 1910 date when the First Catholic Slovak Union. 1933 when he succeeded his cousin
the parish was officially estab- During these years, the Slovaks at SS. Cyril and Methodius in
(Editor’s note: We have noticed a number of returned
lished by the Bishop of Hartford, worshiped at St. Francis Church. Bridgeport. He enjoyed an active copies of our Falcon due to incorrect addresses of our
John Nilan. The present Arch- By 1905, their numbers were suf- ministry promoting many religious members. We ask that when individuals move, that they
bishop of Hartford, the Most Rev. ficient to begin steps in establish- and civic projects. He too was an complete the form below for a change of address or
active Sokol and chosen as patron
of Group 2. call the home office. We thank you for your continued
On February 10, 1933, the Rev. cooperation)
John J. Zihala was appointed the
parish’s third pastor. Despite the CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR REQUEST
depression years, the good people
of Sacred Heart cooperated with
FOR SLOVAK CATHOLIC FALCON
their new pastor. In 1935, a large P.O.BOX 899 ● 205 MADISON STREET
bell was cast, christened and PASSAIC, N.J. 07055
placed in the church belfrey. By
1945, the parish debt was paid off ❑ NEW ❑ CHANGE ❑ CANCELLATION
and many improvements were Certificate No._____________________________________
made to the parish plant. A new
organ and chimes were purchased
and in 1958, major renovtions were Name______________________________________________
made to the school. In 1960, a new
rectory was bilt. Father Vitka New Address_____________________________________
served the parish until his death
in 1969 when the Rev. Stephen G. City_________________State____________ Zip_________
John Bittner presented a doll from his mother’s Slovak doll collec- Vitka was appointed pastor. Father
tion to Catherine Rossi during the reception celebrating the 100th Vitka remained as pastor until his
retirement in 1991. That year, he Old Address_____________________________________
anniversary of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Torrington, Conn.
Looking on are Catherine’s mother, Bonnie Rossi and her grand- was succeeded by the Rev. A. Leo
Spodnik. While it was his final City____________________State____________Zip_________
mother, Toni Landor, who are officers of Wreath 86.
THE FALCON, OCTOBER 6, 2010 Page 17
Scenes of the Annual Sokol Family Day Picnic Hosted
by Assembly 25 & Wreath 15
Slovak Catholic Sokol Pavilion + Perryopolis, Pa. + Sunday, August 15
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SLOVENSKY KATOLÍCKY SOKOL, 6. OKTÓBRA 2010 Page 19
Základn¥ kame∞ Turista so zlomenou nohou
Slovenského domu pre¢il v Tatrách tri dni
(Pokra™ovanie zo str. 20) A¢ na tretí de∞ sa horsk¥m zá- jeho priatel«ku, ktorá s ním strá-
nav£tívili slovensk¥ prezident chranárom podarilo nájst« pol«- vila noc, no potom sa rozhodla
Ivan Ga£parovi™ a vtedaj£í pre- ského turistu, ktor¥ si 25. sep- íst« sama pre pomoc. Záchra-
zident László Szólyom. Otázka tembra zlomil nohu pri zostupe nárom v£ak vôbec nepomohla.
Slovenského domu sa dokonca z Ke¢marského £títu. Bola s Úplne stratila orientáciu, nakol«-
dostala aj na pôdu Európskeho ním síce jeho priatel«ka, tá v£ak ko bola hustá hmla. Záchranári
parlamentu, kde s ∞ou vystúpili nedokázala záchranárom opí- preto pokra™ovali v hl«adaní zra-
slovensk¥ poslanci. sat«, kde sa nachádzajú. Ked« neného cel¥ de∞ a a¢ na tretí
Za™iatok stavby sa oneskoril sama zi£la pre záchranárov, de∞ sa im podarilo ho nájst«, ked«
o dva roky. Slováci plánovali za- nevedela opät« nájst« miesto, za™uli jeho krik. Bol úplne inde
™iatok stavby na za™iatok sep- kde priatel«a nechala. ako opisovala jeho priatel«ka.
tembra 2008. Kúpili pozemok a Turista sa po£mykol spadol Záchranári dali zranenému prvú
mali vypracovan¥ architektonick¥ asi 30 metrov a pri páde si zlo- pomoc a previezli ho do nemoc-
návrh nového domu. Potom v£ak mil nohu. Jeho priatel«ka zavo- nice. Bol pri vedomí, ale zna™ne
obecné zastupitel«stvo za™alo lala záchranárov, tí v£ak neve- podchladen¥.
Predsední™ka Úradu pre Slovákov ¢ijúcich v zahrani™í so sídlom v Bratislave
23. septembra nav£tívila hlavn¥ úrad Slovenské katolíckeho sokola. Po™as
klást« jednu preká¢ku za druhou. deli, kde ich majú hl«adat«. Celá akcia v mimoriadne ne-
prehliadky múzea sa zapísala do náv£tevnej knihy. Na snímke sú (zl«ava): Zbierali podpisy proti budove, Hl«adali ich v Malom ke¢- priaznivom po™así bola náro™ná
hlavn¥ tajomník ‹tefan M. Pogorelec, predsední™ka ÚS›Z Vilma Prívarová, rôznymi spôsobmi sa sna¢ili po- marskom £títe a na Huncov- aj pre záchranárov. Po™as troch
redaktor Daniel F. Tanzone, tajomní™ka Slovenskej ligy v Amerike Nina Holá staveniu domu zabránit« a nat«a- skom £títe. Okruh bol pomerne dní ich pátralo spolu 88. Dvaja
a ™estn¥ tajomník Slovenskej ligy Ján A. Hol¥. hovali ™as. Na pôvodne vybra- vel«k¥. Na druh¥ de∞ ráno stretli z nich sa zranili.
nom mieste zakázali budovu
Do¢inková zábava v Trentone, NJ stavat«, preto¢e to bolo v blízkosti
V sobotu 6. novembra bude v hale Kostola sv. Michala, 1130 obytn¥ch domov. Slováci nako- Prezident Ga£parovi™ by zru£il mad«arsk¥
Brunswick Ave., v Trentone, NJ do¢inková zábava. O 7.00 hodine niec získali pozemok pri hlavnej
bude slovenská sv. om£a. O 8.00 hodine za™ne zábava, ktorá ceste na okraji Mlynkov.
aj slovensk¥ zákon o ob™ianstve
bude trvat« do 2.00 hodiny ráno. Ve™era bude podávaná od 8.30
do 10.00 hodiny. Do tanca bude hrat« skupina In Check. Vstupné Prezident Ga£poravi™ tvrdí, prakticky po¢iadat« o ob™ian-
je $30.00, mláde¢ do 15 rokov má vstup zdarma. Predaj lístkov
Katarínska zábava ¢e slovenská reakcia na ma- stvo Mad«arskej republiky, ak
na tel. ™. 267-394-1976; 609-203-3548. v New Yorku d«arsk¥ zákon o ob™ianstve je splní e£te niektoré dodatkové
V sobotu 13. novembra o 7.00 prirodzená. Zru£il by v£ak ma- povinnosti, ktoré tento zákon
Festival slovenského dedi™stva v Pittsburghu hodine ve™er bude v osadnej d«arsk¥ zákon o dvojakom ob- priná£a," zdôraznil.
University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Student Slovak Club v spolupráci hale slovenského Kostola sv. ™ianstve a tie¢ novelu zákona Na otázku, ™i sa nazdáva,
so Slovak Studies Foundation usporiadajú 20. Festival slovenského Jána Nepomuckého na 411 East, o £tátnom ob™ianstve, ktorá ¢e mad«arská republika bude
dedi™stva v nedel«u 7. novembra. Bude sa konat« v Cathedral of 66th Street v New Yorku Ka- bola reakciou slovensk¥ch zá- v tomto prípade ústretová, od-
Learning Commons Room na University of Pittsburgh v Oakland tarínska zábava. Do tanca bude konodarcov na tento zákon. povedal: "Musíme skú£at«.
section v Pittsburghu, PA. Za™iatok bude o 1.00 hodine a trvat« bude hrat« skupina Kontakty. Uviedol to 3. októbra v dis- Mám obavy, ¢e k tomuto zá-
do 5.00 hodiny. Prítomní si budú mat« mo¢nost« prezriet« v¥stavu o Vstúpné je $25.00 za osobu. kusnej relácii STV O pät« minút konu budú e£te vel«ké debatné
Slovensku. Otvorené budú predajné stánky s v¥robkami dovezen¥mi V cene je zapo™ítaná ve™era. dvanást«. "To má jedinú ro- diskusie."
zo Slovenska. Na predaj budú aj slovenské jedlá. V kultúrnom Rezervácie lístkov: Milan a zumnú logiku," zdôraznil s V súvislosti s novelou zá-
programe sa predstavia slovenské folklórne tane™né a spevácke Henrieta Dait, tel. ™. 201-641- t¥m, ¢e nevidí dôvod, pre™o by kona o £tátnom jazyku z dielne
súbory. Bli¢£ie informácie: Christine Metil, tel. ™. 412-624-5906. 8922; Jozef Bilik, tel. ™. 718-463-
sa malo "vy£pi™kovat« napätie ministerstva kultúry, v ktorej
v oblasti, ktorá do budúcnosti zostali sankcie pre úrady, ale
Vytopen¥m farmárom hrozí krach nemusí byt« ani dominantná. nie pre be¢n¥ch l«udí, prezi-
Na poliach blato a nad ním kde zasiat« p£enicu, na poliach Viete, ¢e... Prezident v£ak zárove∞ pri- dent vyjadril svoj názor, ¢e tie-
dvojmetrová burina. Obilné s¥p- po septembrov¥ch siln¥ch da¢- ...americk¥ herec Tony Curtis znal, ¢e zo slovenskej strany to sankcie sú potrebné. "Je to
ky zívajú prázdnotou a na ú™- d«och vystúpila podzemná voda. mal slovenské korene? Her- sa nedalo robit« ni™ iné, pre- normálny zákon, ktor¥ hovorí
toch zostatok pát tisíc eur. Tak Niektoré pol«nohspodárske pod- cova mama Helena Kleinová to¢e mad«arsk¥ zákon je podl«a o £tátnom jazyku a re£pektuje
vyzerá situácia u pol«nohospo- niky stratili a¢ 80 percent úrody pochádzala z Val«kova pri Pol- jeho slov náborom v£etk¥ch, v£etky národnosti, ktoré u nás
dárov, cez chotáre ktor¥ch sa obilnín. Úroda bola taká nízka, tári. Do Ameriky odi£la v roku ktorí ¢ili v Uhorsku, nie v Ma- mô¢u svojim jazykom hovorit«,"
prevalila v septembri vel«ká ¢e ju musia na famrách £etrit« 1923. Tony Curtis zomrel 29. d«arsku. zdôraznil s t¥m, ¢e pokuty sa
voda. Tá vystúpila na povrch, pre dobytok, na predaj im nezo- septembra vo veku 85 rokov. "¤i¢e, ka¢d¥ Uhor si mô¢e nebudú t¥kat« jednotlivcov.
ked« sa po da¢d«och zdvihli hla- stáva ni™.
diny riek. Je najvy££í ™as siat« Vel«ké £kody vznikli aj po™as
oziminy, a do polí sa nie a nie povodní, ked« £tát rozhodol, ¢e
dostat«. Farmári sú zúfalí – na- vodu z rieky Trnávka v Trebi-
miesto zakladania úrody pre- £ove treba vypustit« na polia.
pú£t«ajú l«udí. Na kolená padajú Ked« prebúrali hrázu, voda úpl-
u¢ aj najstar£ie firmy. Nemajú ne zni™ila úrodu.
SLOVENSKÉHO KATOLÍCKEHO SOKOLA
Zalo¢en¥ 15. apríla 1911 – Vychádza ka¢dú druhú stredu
Majitel« a vydavatel«:
SLOVAK CATHOLIC SOKOL
Daniel F. Tanzone, redaktor
Pozornost« ú™astníkov 33. Festivalu slovenského dedi™stva, ktor¥ sa konal v nedel«u 26. septembra v PNC Bank
Telefónne ™íslo: (973) 777-4010 Arts Center v Holmdel, NJ, upútali svojím vystúpením po™as kultúrneho programu deti zo slovenskej £koly spolku
V£etky ™lánky, príspevky a správy treba posielat« na adresu: Domovina pri Kostole sv. Cyrila a Metoda v Cliftone, NJ. Za svoje milé a dobre pripravené predstavenie si získali
od prítomn¥ch vel«k¥ potlesk. Ich vystúpenie zaujali aj predsední™ku Úradu Slovákov ¢ijúcich v zahrani™í so sídlom
Editor, Slovak Catholic Sokol, P.O. Box 899
v Bratislave Vilmu Prívarovú (na snímke v poslednom rade v strede), ktorá bola prítomná na festivale. Vyjadrila
205 Madison Street, Passaic, New Jersey 07055 det«om a rodi™om, ktorí deti na vystúpenie pripravili, pochvalu a uznanie.
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SLOVAK CATHOLIC FALCON
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Správy zo Slovenska
◆ Koncom septembra odi£lo 92 cent, niektoré komodity zdra¢eli
vojakov plnit« úlohy do operácie skoro o tridsat« percent.
UNFICYP na Cypre. Medzi no- ◆ ‹tát by do konca marca budú-
v¥mi príslu£níkmi misie je aj de- ceho roku mal prepustit« pribli¢ne
sat« ¢ien. V sú™asnosti na Cypre 850 zamestnancov colnej sprá-
pôsobí 196 príslu£níkov ozbro- vy. Opatrenie súvisí s plánova-
jen¥ch síl SR. V misii sa dosial« n¥m zní¢ením v¥davkov na chod
vystriedlo 1 797 príslu£níkov Oz- ministerstiev. Úsporné opatrenia
brojen¥ch síl SR, z toho 72 ¢ien. sa dotknú aj d«al£ích minister-
◆ Rastúce slovenské automo- stiev, v¥nimkou sú policajti, ha-
bilky t«ahajú z krízov¥ch ™ísiel si™i a u™itelia. Prepú£t«anie £tá-
desiatky d«al£ích spolo™ností. tom platen¥ch pracovníkov je
Podniky, ktoré dodávajú sú™iast- sú™ast«ou balíka na ozdravenie
ky na nové autá, u¢ hlásia v¥raz- verejn¥ch financií, ktor¥ z vä™£ej
né o¢ivenie. ™asti predpokladá £krtanie v¥-
◆ Slovenská televízna akadémia davkov vlády.
rozhodla o návrhu slovenského ◆ Preú£t«anie £tátnych úradníkov
filmu na cenu Akadémie filmo- sa bude t¥kat« aj ‹tátnej pois-
v¥ch umení a vied v kategórii cu- t«ovne, kde prepustia 855 l«udí, z
dzojazi™n¥ film. Slovensk¥m kan- Ministerstva vnútra odíde 902 l«u-
didátom na najprestí¢nej£ie fil- dí, Ministerstva hospodárstva 47
mové ocenenie Oscar v kate- l«udí a Ministerstva práce 66 l«udí.
V piatok 24. septembra sa v New Yorku na Slovenskej misii pri Spojen¥ch národoch konala recepcia na górii Najlep£í cudzojazy™n¥ film Podl«a údajov, ktoré médiám pos-
po™est« prezidenta SR, ktorí bol v USA na pracovnej náv£teve. Pozvaní boli ™estní konzuli Slovenskej republiky
sa stala snímka re¢iséra Jaro- kytli jednotlivé rezorty o prácu
v USA a zástupcovia Slovenskej ligy. Na snímke sú (zl«ava): ™len V¥konného v¥boru SLvA Ján Duch, redaktor
slava Vojteka Hranica. Film mu- príde a¢ 2 720 l«udí.
SKS a predseda SLvA Daniel F. Tanzone, tajomní™ká SLvA Nina Holá, prezident SR. Ivan Ga£parovi™ a
vel«vyslanec SR pri Spojen¥ch národoch Milo£ Koterec.
sel byt« do Los Angeles doru™en¥ ◆ Slovenskí vinohradníci a vinári
do 1. októbra. pova¢ujú tohoro™nú úrodu hroz-
Dvojro™nú Sa£ku z Kremnice Polo¢ili základn¥ ◆ Na slovensk¥ch základn¥ch a na za katastrofálnu. Po l«adov-
kame∞ Slovenského stredn¥ch £kolách v tomto £kol- coch a prívalov¥ch da¢d«och zos-
operovali v New Yorku skom roku u™í 6 600 u™itel«ov tali vinice na stovkách hektárov
domu v Mlynkoch angli™tiny. V £tátnych základn¥ch bez úrody a tam, kde strapce do-
Na Slovensku jej lekári ne- l«udia pomohli vyzbierat« penia-
Dlhoro™n¥ spor Slovákov v £kolách sa cudzí jazyk u™í 345 zrievali, bolo hrozno vel«mi kyslé.
dokázali pomôct«. Dvojro™ná ze na finan™ne náro™nú operá-
Mad«arskej obci Mlynky o Slo- 203 ¢iakov. Z toho 297 470 sa Vinohradníci tvria, ¢e tak¥ ne-
Sa£ka Vagnerová z Kremnice ciu sa rozniesla po celom Slo-
vensk¥ dom sa skon™il. Presne u™í anli™tinu, 93 500 nem™inu, priazniv¥ ro™ník neza¢ili za pos-
nemala e£te ani dva roky ked« vensku a aj v USA. Bola úspe£-
dva a pol roka po tom, ako 20 375 ru£tinu, 3 428 francúz- ledn¥ch £tyridsat« rokov.
jej zistili nádorové ochorenie – ná a do New Yorku na operáciu
obecné zastupitel«stvo v Mlyn- £tinu a 490 £paniel™inu. ◆ Slovensk¥ film Pokoj v du£i
neuroblastóm. Podstúpila 11 mohli s diev™atkom odletiet« aj
koch rozhodlo o vyst«ahovaní ◆ Vysoká nezamestnanost« na re¢iséra Vladimíra Balka získal
chemoterapií. Je rodi™ia sa jej rodi™ia.
slovenskej samosprávy z ich Slovensku sa prejavuje po™te hlavnú cenu na medzinárodnom
Sa£ke vyoperovali zhubn¥
pôvodného domu, sa za™al kandidátov na jednu pracovnú filmovom festivale v Kansas City.
nádor 9. augusta. Pri zlo¢itej
kone™ne stavat« nov¥ dom pozíciu. Oproti obdobiu pred krí- Najlep£ie filmy vyhodnotila 3. ok-
operácii sa lekárom nepodarilo zou sa ich po™et zv¥£il pät«ná- tóbra odborná porota 10. ro™níka
Slovákov. Ten síce nebude stát«
vybrat« cel¥ nádor, malá ™ast« sobne. Najvä™£í je záujem o prá- festivalu, ktor¥ sa v d∞och 1. a¢
na takom lukratívnom mieste,
e£te zostala. Nemohli ju u¢ ne- cu, na ktorú sta™í základné vzde- 7. októbra konal v najvä™£om
ako si Slováci predstavovali, po
chat« dlh£ie uspatú. Lekári v£ak lanie. Vypl¥va to z údajov pra- meste £tátu Missouri. Film Pokoj
dlhom ™ase neistoty a nat«aho-
boli po operácii nadmieru spo- covného portálu Profesia.sk. A¢ v du£i bol nato™en¥ v roku 2009
vania sa s mad«arsk¥mi úadmi
kojní. Sa£ka je teraz na lie™be 98 l«udí sa podl«a neho v júni hlá- a rozpráva príbeh mu¢a, ktor¥ sa
v£ak budú mat« vlastné repre-
chemoterapiou. silo na jedno miesto, kde je pot- z väzenia vracia do rodnej de-
zenta™né priestory. V polovici
Náklady na Sa£kinu ope- rebné základné vzdelanie. diny v horách.
septembra polo¢ili základn¥
ráciu vy™íslili lekári na 200-tisíc ◆ Dru¢stvo Okrasa v ¤adci vy- ◆ Zv¥£enie spotrebnej dane z
kame∞ novej budovy. Ak v£etko
dolárov. Rodina predala, ™o sa expeduje od 20. októbra 100- piva o takmer 50 percent na Slo-
pôjde podl«a plánu, do domu by
dalo a spolu s vyzbieran¥mi pe- tisíc viano™n¥ch ozdôb pre USA. vensku vá¢ne ohrozuje nielen
sa mohli nast«ahovat« v auguste
niazmi sa im podarilo získat« Americk¥ odberca má záujem cel¥ pivovarnícky priemysel, ale
Sa£ka po operácii na budúci rok. hlavne o ru™ne fúkané a mal«o-
vä™£iu ™ast«. Ch¥ba im v£ak bude mat« zárove∞ aj dosah na
obrátili na lekárov New Yorku. Pôvodn¥ Slovensk¥ dom sa vané gule.
e£te 70 tisíc dolárov. mno¢stvo d«al£ích pracovn¥ch
Ked« si prezreli jej záznamy, v prvej polovici roku 2008 stal
Bli¢£ie informácie o Sa£ke, ◆ ‹tatistick¥ úrad Slovenskej miest v súvisiacich odvetviach.
rodi™om odpovedali, ¢e ich symbolom vyostrenia vzt«ahov Pivovarníctvo a na∞ nadviazané
popis priebehu operácie, po- republiky zverejnil nelichotivé
dcérku mô¢u operovat«. medzi Slovenskom a Mad«ar- odvetvia v¥roby sladu, pol«no-
opera™ná doba a priebeh jej zo- ™ísla rastu cien agrov¥robkov.
Rodi™ia si v£ak finan™ne ná- skom. Do bitky o dom sa zapojili Analytici predpokladajú, ¢e zdra- hospodárstvo, obchod a d«al£ie
tavovania a pobytu v nemocnici
ro™nú cestu a operáciu nemohli najvy££í ústavní ™initelia na ¢enie bude e£te vä™£ie. V au- slu¢by dnes na Slovensku dá-
v New Yorku je popísan¥ na in-
dovolit«. Obrátili sa preto na ve- oboch stranách Dunaja. Mlynky guste rástli ceny medziro™ne v vajú prácu takmer 21.000 za-
rejnost«. Prosba rodi™ov, aby im (Pokra™ovanie na str. 19) priemere o viac ako dvadsat« per- mestnancom.