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Good times are in store for Florida SNPJ Days

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                        Your                           for                                                                                                                                  In This Issue
                                                                                                                                                                                Up-and-Coming Calendar of Events.......... 2
                                                                                                                                                                                Slovenia From the Source ......................... 3
                                                                                                                                                                                Slovenska Stran ........................................ 4
                                                                                                                                                                                PROSVETA Crossword Puzzle ................. 5
                                                                                                                                                                                SNPJ Recommender Coupon ................... 6
                                                                                                                                                                                SNPJ Fraternal Sympathies ...................... 8



                  Official Publication of the Slovene National Benefit Society                                                                                                  brief ly
                                                                                                                                                                                   Westmoreland Fed has
YEAR CV                                                                                                                                   USPS: 448-080
ISSUE 2
                                                        WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012                                                     ISSN: 1080-0263                            January meeting plans
                                                                                                                                                                                   HERMINIE, Pa. — The Westmoreland


Planning starts for the Young Adult Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                   Federation of SNPJ Lodges will hold their
                                                                                                                                                                                   first quarterly meeting of 2012 Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Jan. 29, at the Herminie Crystal Ballroom
                                                                                                                                                                                   starting at 1 p.m. Lodges, please be sure to
               by KEVIN RICHARDS
                                                                                                                                                                                   send your representatives. We need your
                                                         the Lodge Delegate Election Form and details      delegate, Lodges with 275-474 adult members
              SNPJ Fraternal Director                                                                                                                                              input for the upcoming picnic season.
                                                         how many delegates the Lodge may send to          are entitled to two (2) delegates, Lodges with                                                 MARYANN BEBAR (41)
IMPERIAL, Pa. — On behalf of the SNPJ                    the conference.                                   475-674 adult members are entitled to three (3)                                                  Federation President
Fraternal Department, I wish everybody a happy              Participation in the Young Adult Confer-       delegates, Lodges with 675-874 adult members
New Year. We’re already looking forward to               ence is offered to all 18- to 30-year-old SNPJ    are entitled to four (4) delegates, and Lodges
all of the summer fraternal programs planned
at the SNPJ Recreation Center.
                                                         members. Delegates must have an insurance
                                                         policy in force at the time of the conference.
                                                                                                           with 875 and more adult members are entitled
                                                                                                           to five (5) delegates.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Lodge 31 hosting first
    The Young Adult Conference will be held              Lodges are eligible to send delegates to the          The completed election forms are due into the                       quarterly meeting in Feb.
June 22-24 at the SNPJ Recreation Center.                Young Adult Conference based on their total       Fraternal Department from the Lodge secretaries
Lodge secretaries received a special mailing                                                                                                                                       SHARON, Pa. — All members of Lodge
                                                         number of adult members. Lodges with 274          no later than April 30.
                                                                                                                                                                                   31 are invited to attend our next quarterly
during the first week of January that contains           adult members or less are entitled to one (1)         If you are a member between the ages of 18
                                                                                                                                                                                   meeting planned for Tuesday, Feb. 7,
                                                                                                           and 30 and would like to represent your Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                                   beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting will be
                                                                                                           at this year’s SNPJ Young Adult Conference,
                                                                                                                                                                                   held at 305 Sheridan St. in Hermitage,
                                                                                                           you should contact your Lodge secretary. The
                                                                                                                                                                                   Pa. Needed forms will be completed, and
                                                                                                                            SEE 2012 YAC                                           future Lodge activities and meeting sites
                                                                                                                               ON PAGE 6                                           will be discussed. In the event of inclem-
                                                                                                                                                                                   ent weather, or if you have any questions,
                                                                                                                                                                                   please call Barb Bogolin at (724) 347-1197
                                                                                                                                                                                   before 10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               BARB BOGOLIN
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lodge 31 Secretary/Treasurer



                                                                                                                                                                                   Potluck in the works for
                                                                                                                                                          PERIODICAL MATERIAL      Lodge 33 Feb. meeting
                                                                                                                                                                                   AMBRIDGE, Pa. — The next Reveliers
                                                                                                                                                                                   Lodge 33 meeting will be held Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Feb. 19, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the home
                                                                                                                                                                                   of Lodge Secretary Chris Petukauskas.
                                                                                                                                                                                   It will be a potluck dinner meeting, so
The delegates who participated in the 2011 SNPJ Young Adult Conference. This year’s Young                                                                                          please bring a covered dish to share. Be
Adult Conference is scheduled June 22-24 at the SNPJ Recreation Center.                                                                                                            sure to call if you need directions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHRIS PETUKAUSKAS
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lodge 33 Secretary/Treasurer




Join in the fun of the 2012 SNPJ                                                                                                                                                   Head to Lodge 138 for
                                                                                                                                                                                   Annual Winter Balina
Winter Classic Bowling Tourney                                                                                                                                                     STRABANE, Pa. — Do you have cabin
                                                                                                                                                                                   fever? Then get out to Lodge 138 for the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Third Annual Winter Balina Tourna-
              by KEVIN RICHARDS                          singles Saturday at the Sygan Lodge 6 Lanes. On                                                                           ment Saturday, Feb. 4, starting at 6 p.m.


                                 Good times
             SNPJ Fraternal Director                     Sunday, Feb. 19, the men will bowl their team                                                                             In the event of rain or poor weather, the
IMPERIAL, Pa. — The 2012 SNPJ Winter                     competition at the Sygan Lodge 6 Lanes, and                                                                               tournament will be rescheduled. Sign up
Classic Bowling Tournament will be co-hosted             the women will bowl their team competition at                                                                             now at the bar.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Lodge 138 Winter Balina Tourna-


                                 are in store
by Lodge 6 in Sygan, Pa., and Lodge 138 in Stra-         the Strabane Lodge 138 Lanes.
bane, Pa., the weekend of Feb. 17-19. The men               With only eight miles separating these two                                                                             ments have been a great success in the
will bowl doubles and singles Friday evening             active Lodges, we’re looking forward to a great                                                                           past two years. Even though the weather
and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, at the Strabane                                                                                                                                      hasn’t always cooperated, bringing heavy
                                                                  SEE WINTER CLASSIC 2012


                                 for Florida
Lodge 138 Lanes. Women will bowl doubles and                                                                                                                                       snows and delays caused by rain, it was no
                                                                           ON PAGE 6
                                                                                                                                                                                   deterrent for balina fans. This tournament
                                                                                                                                                                                   has become a fun and exciting event to


Make plans for a fun-filled 2012 SNPJ Days
                                                                                                                                                                                   look forward to each winter. So get out
                                                                                                                                                                                   of the house and join us for some brisk
                                                                                                                                                                                   fresh air at the Lodge 138 Third Annual
                                                                                                                                                                                   Winter Balina Tournament.

at the SNPJ Recreation Center
             by SUE HARDING (277)
                                                                                                                       by JEANNETTE HUMPHREY
                                                                                                                              Lodge 603
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      JEN HERVOL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Lodge 138



             SNPJ Recreation Center
                                                         old friends back in the Gostilna or at our new
                                                         poolside Tiki Bar. If that’s not in your plans,
                                                                                                              SAMSULA, Fla. — The welcome mat is                                                      THE
BOROUGH OF SNPJ, Pa. — Welcome, ev-
eryone, to a brand new year of fun and excite-
                                                         there’s a whole summer of fun planned. The
                                                         SNPJ fraternal schedule at the Rec Center is
                                                                                                              out at Lodge 603 in Samsula for our annual
                                                                                                              Slovenian celebration, Florida SNPJ Days,
                                                                                                              scheduled March 2-4.
                                                                                                                                                                                     DEADLINE
ment at the SNPJ Recreation Center. It’s time            as follows: Youth Roundup, June 17-22; Young             The Lodge 603 Hall will open at 4 p.m.                           The next two PROSVETA issue dates
to think about your family vacation plans after          Adult Conference, June 22-24; Slovenefest            Friday, March 2, with music for the evening                          are Feb. 8 and Feb. 22. All material
this long, cold winter. Now that we have our             XXXI and the Miss SNPJ Pageant, July 13-15;          by Ron Luznar and the Polka Pals until 8                             must be received by Monday, Jan. 30,
schedule ready for the summer, you can plan              First Family Week, July 22-28; Second Family         p.m. Bring a good appetite so you can enjoy a                        for the Feb. 8 issue, and by Monday,
a trip to see us again for a week’s stay, or even        Week, July 29-Aug. 4; Detroit Week, Aug. 4-10;       meal or two from our kitchen. Along with the                         Feb. 13, for the Feb.22 issue. If you are
just for a weekend.                                      the TEL Workshop, Aug. 10-12; Senior Week,           dinner menu each day, the Lodge 603 cooks                            running short on time and concerned
    You may want to kick off your summer with                    SEE REC CENTER SUMMER                        will offer Slovenian klobase and sauerkraut,                         about making the deadline, e-mail
us Memorial Day weekend. You’ll see a lot of                               ON PAGE 2                          pierogies, cabbage rolls, and apple strudel.                         prosveta@snpj.com or submit material
                                                                                                              A food plate this year is $6. Some a la cart                         via the publications area of our web site,
                                                                                                              items and coffee will be offered as well. The                        www.snpj.org.
                                                                                                              bar will also be open all three days to satisfy

Society suffers the loss of a former                                                                          your liquid pleasures.
                                                                                                                  On Saturday, March 3, the Lodge hall
                                                                                                              will open at noon and the fun will continue


editor, executive
                                                                                                              until 9 p.m. Marc Bouchard and his orchestra
                                                                                                              will be entertaining. Marc will even play
                                                                                                              some extra time this year. Enjoy a meal or
                                                                                                              sandwich plate on arrival, then sit back and
             by JOSEPH C. EVANISH                                                                             enjoy the music.
             SNPJ National President
                                                                                                                  The Lodge 603 Hall will again open at
IMPERIAL, Pa. — The Slovene National                                                                          noon Sunday, March 4. The music will start
Benefit Society was saddened to learn of the                                                                  at around 1 p.m. and continue until 6 p.m.
passing of former executive officer, National                                                                 as Marc Bouchard and his orchestra return
Board member and Editor Bro. William R.                                                                       to the stage.
Jereb, 87, of Waukegan, Ill.                                                                                      Special entertainment throughout the
    Bro. Jereb was born July 3, 1924, in North                                                                weekend will feature the musical and vocal
Chicago, Ill., the son of Helen and Frank Jereb.                                                              talents of Tony Klepec and Bob Turcola. Ted
He served in the United States Army for two                                                                   Perkovich is bringing several musicians with
years during World War II. Bro. Jereb was em-                                                                 him from Palm Coast, Fla., to fill in when the
ployed at U.S. Steel in Waukegan for 28 years,                                                                bands are on breaks. If you play a button box
and was also a clerk for Consumers Credit                                                                     or another musical instrument and would like
Union for 20 years.                                                                                           to join in, there’s a place for you! It certainly
    Bro. Jereb was an avid walker and hiker,                                                                  makes for good entertainment.                                                • Maja E. Vucinic
preferring to walk most places. He also loved                                                                                                                                                 Born Jan. 4, 2010
                                                                   Bro. WILLIAM R. JEREB                                 SEE SAMSULA FUN                                                    Cicero, Ill., Lodge 449
to read and play the piano, and was a dedicated                                                                                ON PAGE 7
Chicago White Sox fan.                                                    1924-2011
                                                                                                                                                                                Lodge 449 welcomes its newest member,
    SNPJ was a large part of Bro. Jereb’s life since     as Lodge president from 1984 through 2004.                                                                             Maja E. Vucinic. Maja is the daughter of
his youth. He was a 70-year Society member and           The Lodge merged with Badger Lodge 584 in               Make snpj.org                                                  Robert Vucinic and Miss SNPJ 1987 Mary
was an active leader for most of his life with the       Milwaukee in 2005.                                    your first stop for                                              Ann (Racic) Vucinic (449), sister of Roman
former Waukegan SNPJ Lodge 14. His loving                   Taking part in SNPJ’s national legislative         SNPJ information                                                 Vucinic (449), and granddaughter of Roman
wife Dorothy of 57 years was also very active            process, Bro. Jereb served as a delegate from                 on the go.                                               and Angela Racic (723). We welcome Maja
in the Lodge and Society. Bro. Jereb served                           SEE EDITOR JEREB                           Scan the code                                                  to the Slovene National Benefit Society and
as Lodge 14 secretary from 1957 to 1983, and                               ON PAGE 8                             to get started.                                                extend best wishes to her entire family.
2          PROSVETA
           January 25, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                              www.snpj.org • prosveta@snpj.com




PROSVETA
ENLIGHTENMENT                                      Lodge 686 opens the new year Feb. 17
           (USPS 448-080)                                    by CHARLES A. KASSECKERT
          (ISSN 1080-0263)                                                                                 tary, Charles Kasseckert will be our secretary/
                                                             Lodge 686 Secretary/Treasurer                 treasurer, and Rosemary Demshar, Jan Missiaen
  The Official Publication of the                  WEST ALLIS, Wis. — Greetings to all mem-                and Josephine Kasseckert will serve as auditors.
    Slovene National                               bers of Lodge 686. I wish you all a happy New           A big thank you to all of the officers for their
     Benefit Society                               Year of 2012.
                                                      During our December meeting we elected
                                                                                                           work in the new year.
                                                                                                               The next Lodge 686 meeting will be held Fri-
  247 W. Allegheny Road                            our Lodge officers for 2012. Once again, Wil-           day, Feb. 17, at the Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home
 Imperial, PA 15126-9774                           liam Demshar will serve as Lodge president,             in the meeting room on the lower level beginning
  Phone: (724) 695-1100                            Chuck Demshar will serve as vice president,             at 7 p.m. All Lodge 686 members are invited and
         Toll-Free:                                Craig Kasseckert will be our recording secre-           encouraged to attend.
 1-800-843-7675 (THE SNPJ)

                                                   Enjoy the big game with Indy Lodge 34
    Fax: (724) 695-1555
                                                                                                                                                                 Chicago area youth members were treated to a
e-mail: prosveta@snpj.com                                                                                                                                        visit from Santa during the Chicago Federation’s
  web site: www.snpj.org                                                                                                                                         annual youth Christmas party Dec. 3.
               editor:                                            by JERRY WATSON                          family members and friends helped him celebrate.

                                                                                                                                                                 Santa pays a visit
             Jay Sedmak                                       Lodge 34 Secretary/Treasurer                 His last remaining first cousins were also there to
           associate editor:                       INDIANAPOLIS — The members of Lodge 34                  celebrate, Elsie Kocejan Tingle (93 years young)
          Kimberly Gonzalez                        held their most recent meeting Dec. 3, 2011, and        and Stella Valant Watson (93 years young)!
Subscription rate is $8 per year for non-SNPJ
members in the United States (Fla. subscribers,
please add 6 percent sales tax). Canadian and
                                                   elected officers for the upcoming year. Our current
                                                   officers were re-elected for another year.
                                                      Lodge 34 volunteered to provide food for the
                                                                                                              Our Lodge would also like to wish Jazz Ur-
                                                                                                           bancic a happy birthday! He will turn 93 this
                                                                                                           February.
                                                                                                                                                                 to Chicago Fed
                                                                                                                                                                 Christmas party
foreign subscriptions, $50 per year. Advertis-
ing information available by writing our office.   Friday night dinners at the Slovenian National             As many of you know, the Super Bowl will
Material concerning the official workings of       Home (SNH). Our date to serve is Feb. 24, weather       be played in Indianapolis this year, and our SNH
the Slovene National Benefit Society is given      permitting. We’ll be preparing ham sandwiches           will be hosting a Super Bowl party. The party
publication priority. Unsolicited manuscripts
returned only if a self-addressed, stamped         and močnik. This soup recipe has been in the            will start at 1 p.m. and a free spaghetti dinner
                                                                                                                                                                               by TINA RIGLER (449)
envelope is enclosed.                              Dragan family for over 100 years and was brought        will be provided. Please join us at the SNH and                 Federation Recording Secretary
Postmaster: Send all address changes to:
                                                   over from the Dolenjska region of Slovenia. We          enjoy the Super Bowl.
                                                   hope to see you Feb. 24 at the SNH.                        Our next meeting will be held at the SNH           CHICAGO — The Chicago District Federation
 PROSVETA, 247 W. Allegheny Rd.,                                                                                                                                 hosted its annual children’s Christmas party Dec. 3,
       Imperial, PA 15126-9774                        On Jan. 7, Martin “Mutt” Dragan’s family held        March 3 at 2 p.m. Please join us! The Lodge will
                                                   a surprise party for his 90th birthday. Over 40         provide refreshments and a door prize.                2011, at the Slovenian Catholic Center in Lemont,
  (Issued biweekly on Wednesday)
                                                                                                                                                                 Ill. In attendance were youth members from Lodges
(Periodical postage paid at Imperial, Pa.,
      and additional mailing office.)                                                                                                                            1, 449 and 559. The children received gifts from the


sNPJ NatioNal Board                                Lodge 53 ready for a promising year                                                                           SNPJ Home Office and candy from Santa, as well
                                                                                                                                                                 as a photo taken with Santa when he arrived.
                                                                                                                                                                      There were 16 children in attendance, 10 of
Executive Committee:                                                 by PAULINE BARBISH                    thing, distributing gifts to the youth members.
                                                                                                                                                                 whom performed in our program this year, includ-
NatioNal PresideNt                                                    Lodge 53 President                                                                         ing Lodge 1 members Caitlyn and Juliana Conroy,
Joseph C. Evanish                                                                                          The consensus for the afternoon was “total en-
                                                                                                                                                                 who sang and danced; Daniel DeLap who read a
                                                   CLEVELAND — The Waterloo Slovenian Hall                 joyment.” We hope to see all of you again at the
         NatioNal secretary                        was humming with chatter and laughter Dec. 10           2012 Christmas party
                                                                                                                                                                 poem; Kaitlyn DeLap who performed a rifle rou-
            Karen A. Pintar                                                                                                                                      tine; and Jessica and Amber DeLap who sang; and
                                                   at the Lodge 53 Christmas gathering.                       As a friendly reminder to Lodge 53 members,
                  NatioNal treasurer                   Lodge officers greeted members and guests,          our first meeting of the year will be Tuesday, Feb.   Lodge 449 members Jason Rigler, who played the
                   Robert J. Lawrence                                                                                                                            accordion; Alenka Rus and Zachary Stimach, who
                                                   and so did the aroma of Slovenian klobase cook-         21, at the Slovenian Waterloo Home, Waterloo
  Correspondence received at:                      ing on the stove. The buffet table abounded with        Road, at 1 p.m. We will install Lodge officers and    sang; and Lucas Stimach, who read a Christmas
   247 West Allegheny Road                         many delicious potluck dishes, and an assortment        start to plan events for the 2012 year.               story. We encourage the youth members to partici-
    Imperial, PA 15126-9774                        of desserts were ready for all to enjoy.                   In closing, the Lodge 53 officers extend their     pate and share their talents with us.
Office hours are Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m.              The special attraction was a face painting art-     wishes to you and yours for a happy, healthy               Following the program, the children played
 to 5 p.m.; Fridays 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
                                                   ist. Sue did a fabulous job showcasing her talent       and prosperous 2012. Take care until we meet          games and all received prizes. The children also
                                                   on some of the children. Of course, Santa did his       again.                                                had the opportunity to participate in the coloring
Finance Committee:                                                                                                                                               contest for The Voice of Youth and to make a craft
Chrm.: Roger C. Clifford — 568 Lang                                                                                                                              to take home.
  Road, Sewickley, PA 15143                                                                                                                                           Our thanks to the volunteers who helped make
Robert Lawrence, Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                 this party possible: Justina Dabrowski and Dolores
Joseph C. Evanish
Kenneth Anderson — 2400 Derby Road,                                                                                                                              Novotny at the door; Marianne Murray and Marija
  Birmingham, MI 48009                                                                                                                                           Rigler in the kitchen; our Santa photographer,
Richard Hervol — 183 Wylie Ave.,                                                                                                                                 Frank Novotny; Tina Rigler, who helped put the pro-
  Strabane, PA 15363                                                                                                                                             gram and games together, assisted by Justin Rigler;
                                                                                                                                                                 Vince Rigler for the music; and Ed Dabrowski, who
Supervisory Committee:                                                                                                                                           helped capture the event on his camera.
Chrm.: Phyllis Wood — 9519 Evergreen
                                                                                                                                                                      Our thanks as well to our Santa, Vince Rigler,
  Lane, Fontana, CA 92335
Vincent Baselj — 1001 Grandview Ave.,                                                                                                                            who did a fantastic job with the kids.
  Apt. 903, Bridgeville, PA 15017                                                                                                                                     The annual Chicago District Federation meet-
Louis J. Novak — 6308 Highland Rd.,                                                                                                                              ing will be held Friday, Jan. 27, beginning at 7:30
  Highland Heights, OH 44143                        As a special                                                                                                 p.m. at the Slovenian Catholic Center in Lemont.
Stan Repos — 1255 McCaslin Rd.,
                                                    surprise, the
  Imperial, PA 15126
                                                      children in
Joseph M. Grkman Jr. — P.O. Box 584,
  South Park, PA 15129
                                                     attendance
                                                     at the V-Boj
                                                        Lodge 53
Regional Vice Presidents:                              Christmas
Frank Bregar, Region 1 — 25 Willow                    party were
  Crossing Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601
                                                        treated to
James L. Curl, Region 2 — 503 Orchard
                                                   face painting.
  St., Carnegie, PA 15106
Nancy Koutoulakis, Region 3 — 4321
  Beverly Dr., Aliquippa, PA 15001
Dorothy Gorjup, Region 4 — 23760
  Farringdon Ave., Euclid, OH 44123
                                                   SNPJ Rec Center your place for summer fun
Tracey Anderson, Region 5 — 1014                      REC CENTER SUMMER                May 4 through September, so           to say, but once these spots are
  Edgewood Dr., Royal Oak, MI 48067                          FROM PAGE 1               plan on visiting us for some fun.     filled, there are no more areas
Justina Rigler, Region 6 — 1116 Berk-
                                                   Aug. 19-25; and National SNPJ          You all know that Slovenef-        available. Don’t miss out on this
  ley Lane, Lemont, IL 60439
John Zibert, Region 7 — 284 N. 200                 Days, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.              est is a very busy time for the       great festival, all the good food   Chicago Federation officers assisting with the
  St., Arma, KS 66712                                 Our cabins and the barn are      Recreation Center, so we’re           and great times.                    Christmas party included [seated, from left] Auditor
Fred Mlakar, Region 8 — 13592                      available for rentals during the    now taking reservations for the           We are waiting for the season   DOLORES NOVOTNY (8), Sergeant-at-Arms
  Onkayha Cir., Irvine, CA 92620                   summer months, so be sure to        tent area and RV spots. Space is      to begin and for your return        JUSTINA DABROWSKI (449), [standing, from
                                                                                                                                                                 left] Recording Secretary TINA RIGLER (449),
                                                   call in your reservation for any    limited – the sooner you make         to make this summer one to
 SNPJ Recreation Center                                                                                                                                          Auditor FRANK NOVOTNY (8), Vice President
                                                   special occasion you may be         your reservation, the better it       remember. Until then, stay          VINCE RIGLER (449), President EDWARD
         270 Martin Road                           planning. Our Gostilna will fea-    is for you! You must pay in           warm and think “spring, spring,     DABROWSKI (449) and Secretary/Treasurer
       Enon Valley, PA 16120
 (724) 336-5180 • fax (724) 336-6716
                                                   ture Friday night entertainment     advance for these spots. Sorry        spring!”                            MARIANNE MURRAY (8).
      Toll-free: 1-877-767-5732
     web site: www.snpjrec.com
      e-mail: snpj@snpjrec.com




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  Up-and-Coming?
                                                   Up-and-Coming...
  Lodge/Organization                               A look at events planned by the Slovene National Benefit Society
                                                   • FEB. 11 ......... San Francisco Lodge 304 din-         • MAY 26 ......... CAL Don Gorjup Golf Open at       • JULY 22-28 ....... First Family Week at the SNPJ
                                                             ner dance at the Slovenian Hall, 2101                   Rolling Green Golf Course, Huntsburg,                Recreation Center, Borough of SNPJ, Pa.
  Type of Event
                                                             Mariposa St., San Francisco. No-host                    Ohio. For information phone Rick Gorjup              For information phone the Recreation
                                                             cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner served at                   at (440) 354-5001 or (440) 773-3233.                 Center toll-free at 1-877- 767-5732.
                                                             6 p.m. and dancing to the Joey Bajuk
  Site                                                       Orchestra starting at 8 p.m. For details                                                            • JULY 29-AUG. 4 .. Second Family Week at the
                                                                                                            • JUNE 10 ....... SNPJ Western Pa. Golf Tourna-
                                                             phone Diane Kresevich at (650) 588-                                                                          SNPJ Recreation Center, Borough of
                                                                                                                    ment at Rolling Green Golf Course,
                                                             3863.                                                                                                        SNPJ, Pa. For more information phone
                                                                                                                    Eighty Four, Pa.
                                                   • FEB. 12 ......... Herminie, Pa., Lodge 87 jam ses-                                                                   the SNPJ Recreation Center toll-free at
  If a concert or dance, who is                              sion in the Horizon Room; 1-5 p.m. All                                                                       1-877-767-5732.
  performing?                                                                                               • JUNE 17-22 ...... Youth Roundup at the SNPJ
                                                             musicians welcome. The kitchen will be
                                                             open. For additional information contact               Recreation Center. Contact SNPJ
                                                                                                                                                                 • AUG. 4-10 ......... Detroit Week at the SNPJ
                                                             Shirley Bailley at (724) 864-1606.                     Fraternal Director Kevin Richards at
                                                                                                                                                                          Recreation Center, Borough of SNPJ,
  Date                                                                                                              1-800-843-7675 or e-mail krichards@
                                                   • FEB. 17-19 ........... SNPJ Winter Classic Bowling                                                                   Pa. For additional information phone
                                                                                                                    snpj.com for registration forms.
                                                             Tournament co-hosted by Strabane, Pa.,                                                                       the SNPJ Recreation Center toll-free at
  Time                                                       Lodge 138 and Sygan, Pa., Lodge 6.                                                                           1-877-767-5732.
  Who to contact                                   • MARCH 2-4 ......... Florida SNPJ Days hosted by        • JUNE 22-24 ...... SNPJ Young Adult Conference
                                                             Lodge 603, Samsula, Fla. Doors open                    at the SNPJ Recreation Center. For reg-      • AUG. 10-12 ... SNPJ TEL Workshop at the SNPJ
                                                             at 4 p.m. Friday, and noon Saturday and                istration details contact SNPJ Fraternal              Recreation Center, Borough of SNPJ, Pa.
                                                             Sunday.                                                Director Kevin Richards at 1-800-843-                 For registration details contact Fraternal
  Phone (          )                                                                                                7675 or e-mail krichards@snpj.com.                    Director Kevin Richards at 1-800-843-
                                                   • MAY 5-6 ............... SNPJ National Bowling Tour-
                                                             nament hosted by Strabane, Pa., Lodge                                                                        7675 or e-mail krichards@snpj.com.
        Complete and return to:                              138 at the SNPJ Recreation Center,             • JULY 13-15 ....... Slovenefest XXXI and the 56th
              PROSVETA                                       Borough of SNPJ, Pa. For tournament                     Miss SNPJ Pageant at the SNPJ Rec-          • AUG. 19-25 ... Senior Week at the SNPJ Recre-
        247 W. Allegheny Road                                information contact SNPJ Fraternal                      reation Center, Borough of SNPJ, Pa.                 ation Center, Borough of SNPJ, Pa. For
       Imperial, PA 15126-9774
      e-mail: prosveta@snpj.com                              Director Kevin Richards at 1-800-843-                   For information phone the Recreation                 information phone the SNPJ Recreation
                                                             7675 or e-mail krichards@snpj.com.                      Center toll-free at 1-877-767-5732.                  Center toll-free at 1-877-767-5732.
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                                                                                        Higher education on                                                                           old city center, which is scheduled for
                                                                                                                                                                                      renovation this year. He also said that the
                                                                                        the rise across Slovenia                                                    from the          Olympic games were an event that was
                                                                                                                                                                     source           at the center of everybody’s attention,
DENISE HERRON                                                                           LJUBLJANA (STA) — One in six
SNPJ Marketing Department                                                                                                                                                             not only that of sports fans.
                                                                                        people over the age of 15 living in Slo-                                                         The 2012 Summer Olympics will
                                                                                        venia has completed at least a higher          ness was a continual process which must

The ultimate gift
                                                                                                                                                                                      take place between July 27 and Aug.
                                                                                        vocational school, according to data           proceed even after the clean-up, and that      12 in London, which is the first city in
                                                                                        released by the Statistics Office at the       the project would include over 30 activi-      Olympics history to host the games for
                                                                                        end of 2011. In addition, the number of        ties that will start in February.              a third time.


T
                                                                                        women with higher education exceeds                The campaign is part of the global
        he holidays are over, and things should be calming
                                                                                        that of men by a third.                        World Cleanup 2012 project, which joins
        down a bit. The parties have ended, the decorations                                 According to the data on education         similar initiatives in 83 countries. The
        have come down and the relatives have gone home.                                in Slovenia, the number of people who          organizers are planning to update the
You now have time to sit back and enjoy that big-screen                                 have finished at least a higher vocational     list of illegal dump sites from 2010 and       A Slovenian among
HDTV that Santa delivered. You also have time to give
some thought to the question I posed several weeks ago:
                                                                                        school has risen from 215,000 (13 per-
                                                                                        cent) to 307,000 (17.5 percent) between
                                                                                                                                       collect a bag of waste per inhabitant. The
                                                                                                                                       goal is to include 100 countries and 300
                                                                                                                                                                                      Women Inspiring Europe
Which would you like to purchase in January, a life insur-                              2002 and 2011. The office attributes           million volunteers in the largest global       LJUBLJANA (STA) — Climate expert
ance policy or an annuity?                                                              this increase to the development of high       campaign in history, Matos noted.              Lučka Kajfež Bogataj is featured in the
    The holidays are all about providing joy and happiness                              school and vocational school networks,             Among the 16 countries that have car-      2012 Women Inspiring Europe calendar
to your family. Consequently, you might begin to question                               as well as the many new forms of educa-        ried out clean-up campaigns to date, the       published by the European Institute for
if you are truly doing enough for your family... and I don’t                            tion offered, such as e-education. Thus,       Clean Up Slovenia in One Day held in           Gender Equality (EIGE), presenting 12
mean presents under the tree. Maybe you wonder if the                                   the number of students has also increased      2010 was the most successful: the number       “remarkable women,” their achieve-
family would be able to continue their quality of life if you                           – by 25,000 – when comparing the study         of volunteers participating in the major-      ments and stories of success.
were no longer able to provide for them. Could they make                                periods 2003-2004 to 2010-2011, and            ity of the 2010 campaigns amounted to              “The EIGE aims to pay homage to
ends meet, let alone plan for the future? You are taking care                           1997-1998 to 2002-2003.                        one to five percent of the population,         some of Europe’s most remarkable wom-
of the present, but have you taken the steps to financially                                 The number of people who have              whereas in Slovenia as many as 270,000         en by highlighting their contributions to
provide for your family’s future?                                                       completed a high school education in-          volunteers – roughly 13 percent of the         the promotion of gender equality with the
    Life insurance is an easy and inexpensive way to cre-                               creased significantly, almost 71 percent,      population – joined the project, collecting    2012 calendar,” the Slovenian Foreign
ate financial security for your family. A small investment                              while the number of those who finished         some 2,118,880 cubic feet of refuse and        Ministry wrote in a press release.
now can be a source of extremely crucial funds that your                                training at a higher vocation school has       registering 13,000 illegal dumps.                  In the calendar, Kajfež Bogataj is
family can use for anything from mortgage payments                                      remained stagnant since 2002. The year             According to project leaders, $1.5         described as a person who believes that
and loan payments to medical bills; not to mention the                                  2002 was also the year when Slovenia           million in funds and materials will be         women are most sensitive to climate
braces your son really needs, or the skating lessons your                               first recorded more women than men             spent during this year’s environmental         change and have all the resources to
daughter loves. A 35-year-old father in excellent health                                with a higher education, a trend that has      campaign, and the cost of the entire           reduce the effects of climate change,
can purchase $200,000 worth of security for just $246                                   only continued to grow stronger over the       project is estimated between $19 to            which the EU considers the biggest threat
per year, or $400,000 of stability for $442 per year. The                               past nine years.                               $25.5 million.                                 to humanity. “Education and encourage-
20-Year Term is just one of the affordable ways you can                                     While the number of women who                                                             ment to seek a scientific and profes-
truly provide for your family with life insurance.                                      enroll in high schools exceeds that of                                                        sional career are the things that should be
    An annuity is a savings vehicle that pays an interest rate                          men by 18,000 on average (roughly 38                                                          equally accessible to both sexes,” Kajfež
                                                                                        percent), they are also much more likely
that compounds daily, and that grows tax-deferred. SNPJ
annuities are earning either 3.25 percent or 3.0 percent,                               to finish their studies: 91,000 women          Slovenia will mark                             Bogataj is quoted as saying.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Other inspiring women on the 2012
depending on the surrender charge period. If you find it                                graduated between 2002 and 2010, which         Plečnik’s 140th birthday                       calendar include Austrian artist Irene An-
hard to save, you can make it easier by having your con-                                is a 60 percent graduation rate over that of                                                  dessner and the first female secretary gen-
tributions automatically withdrawn from your bank account                               men. Men, however, are still in the lead       LJUBLJANA (STA) — Slovenia will                eral of the European Trade Union Con-
and deposited regularly into your annuity. If something                                 when it comes to completing master’s           honor the 140th birthday of its most           federation, Bernadette Segol of France.
                                                                                        or doctorate degrees.                          acclaimed architect, Jože Plečnik (1872-           The European Institute for Gender
were to happen to you, your family would receive all of the
                                                                                                                                       1957), throughout the year with a series       Equality is a Vilnius, Lithuania-based
principal and interest penalty-free, and without incurring
                                                                                                                                       of events hosted by the Museum of              European agency that supports the EU
the costs of probate.
                                                                                                                                       Architecture and Design (MOA).                 and its member states in their efforts to
    Life insurance and annuities are two simple ways to
                                                                                                                                           The acclaimed architect left a distinct
ensure that your family feels your love even if you are not                             Ski resorts finding the                        mark not only on Ljubljana, but also
                                                                                                                                                                                      promote gender equality.
able to be with them. They are gifts to your family that will
be appreciated for many years. Contact                                                  mild winter a bit difficult                    on Vienna and Prague, and many more
                                                                                                                                       of his works are scattered all across
your Lodge secretary, local agent or the                                                MARIBOR (STA) — Srečko Jesenšek,               Slovenia.
SNPJ Home Office to find out more about                                                 president of the Slovenian Association of          The series will be headlined by guided     A Slovenian begins solo
these gifts.                                                                            Ski-Lift Operators, revealed in a recent       tours of a different Plečnik work each         flight around the globe
• Thought for the Week — The only                                                       interview that association members are         month, led by Plečnik experts.
  gift is a portion of thyself.                                                         facing a 30 percent drop in revenue,               The MOA will host a series of talks        LJUBLJANA (STA) — Slovenian ad-
                            Ralph Waldo Emerson                                         on average, due to unfavorable winter          featuring artists and experts discussing       venturer Matevž Lenarčič took off from
                                                                                        weather conditions. This is Slovenia’s         the inspiration Plečnik’s work still pro-      the Ljubljana airport in the direction of
                                                                                        third mild winter in a row, which has          vides, and its significance for the future     Morocco the morning of Jan. 8 to begin
                                                                                        undermined the liquidity of ski-lift           of architecture, design and Slovenian          his second solo flight around the world
                                                                                        operators.                                     culture in general. It will organize a         in an ultralight airplane – without the
                                                                                            For the third consecutive year, Slove-     number of evening lectures dubbed              assistance of a copilot or any additional
                                                                                        nian ski resorts situated at low altitudes     “Plečnik’s Concepts for the Future” in         air support.
                                                                                        are facing a lack of snow, and only            January, followed by another round of              Lenarčič, who had to postpone the
                                                                                        ski-lifts at high altitudes are currently      lectures in February.                          start of his journey several times since
                                                                                        operating at full capacity, according to           In Ljubljana, visitors to Plečnik’s        Jan. 3 due to a variety of problems, is fly-
                                                                                        Jesenšek. “The problem is that the three       house will be able to see it just as it was    ing a Virus SW 914, a 640-pound plane
                                                                                        mild winters have significantly weak-          at the time of his death, complete with        built by the Slovenian company Pipistrel.
                                                                                        ened the liquidity of ski-lift operators.      a collection of over 17,600 items which        He will fly westward, crossing over the
                                                                                        The effects of one such winter can be          include an archive of drawings, models         Equator six times, as well as flying over
                                                                                        compensated, but the impact of three           and photographs of his work, and a             the Antarctic, Mt. Everest, 120 national
                                                                                        such ‘bad’ winters cannot.”                    number of personal items. Interestingly,       parks and three oceans. The adventure
                                                                                            While the majority of ski resorts          a Novo mesto-based association will            is expected to last anywhere from two to
                                                                                        still operate normally, the lack of funds      present a special tea recipe the architect’s   three months, and the total distance he
                                                                                        or investments is becoming a problem.          housekeeper used to make for him.              will cover is calculated at 62,140 miles.
                                                                                        “Jobs will be in jeopardy if such a situ-          In 2009, the Slovenian government          “The cost of the project is estimated at
                                                                                        ation continues,” Jesenšek said.               recognized 50 or so of Plečnik’s works in      just over $2.5 million.
                                                                                            It’s still too early to make a complete    Ljubljana as items of cultural heritage and        The flight is environmentally-oriented
                                                                                        analysis of visitor numbers at ski resorts,    national importance. A few additional          – the SW 914 boasts the lowest fuel
                                                                                        but a drop in revenue can be detected          works outside the capital have made it         consumption on record in its category.
                                                                                        across all resorts. The first analysis will    onto the heritage list, and 37 more are        Lenarčič will be able to fly up to 186
                                                                                        be made at the end of the January, and a       expected to be listed in 2012.                 MPH and cover a distance of 2,485 miles
                                                                                        snowy month could save the season.                 Plečnik died Jan. 7, 1957, at his home     using only 92 gallons of fuel.
                                                                                            One of the consequences of a mild          in Ljubljana’s Trnovo district. He is bur-         Lenarčič, who is also a photographer,
                                                                                        winter is a reduction in the number of         ied in Zale, Ljubljana’s central cemetery,     will be taking photos of the earth and
                                                                                        seasonal workers. While a number of            which he also designed. His most notable       conducting various research projects.
                                                                                        small resorts are currently not operating      works in Ljubljana include the central
                                                                                        at all, large resorts have been forced to      market place, the National and University
                                                                                        reduce their seasonal work force by 20         Library, the recently renovated Congress
                                                                                        to 30 percent. Hotels and other accom-         Square, and the capital’s former central
                                                                                        modation facilities are almost full, but       stadium in the Bezigrad borough.               Just ask... chances are
                                     A CENTURY                                          ski resorts are recording a drop in daily                                                     you can find it online
                                     in the making                                      numbers. “The economic crisis is partly
                                                                                        to blame; people are deciding more pru-
                                                                                        dently about how to spend their savings,”
                                                                                                                                                                                      LJUBLJANA (STA) — Slovenia’s
                                                                                                                                                                                      most popular web search engine, Najdi.si,
                                     Proud of your SNPJ membership? Then you            Jesenšek said.                                 Celje promoting the                            published a list of the funniest searches
                                     owe it to yourself to delve deeper into SNPJ
                                     history through the pages of An Inspired Journey                                                  2012 London Olympics                           in 2011. The search phrases include
                                     — The SNPJ Story: The First One Hundred Years                                                                                                    inquiries such as “when will it snow?,”
                                     of the Slovene National Benefit Society.                                                          CELJE (STA) — An open-air pho-                 “when do mushrooms grow?” and “how
                                                                                                                                       tography exhibition, dubbed “London            to get rich.” The list also features searches
                                     This richly-illustrated chronicle of SNPJ
                                     history compiled and written by SNPJ Pub-          Clean Up Slovenia                              2012: Be a Part of It,” opened in Celje        such as “how to roll back the odometer
                                     lications Editor Jay Sedmak is now available
                                     for purchase.
                                                                                        set to repeat in March                         in mid-January marking 200 days until          in your car,” “how to replace your boss”
                                                                                                                                       the opening of the Summer Olympic              and “how to become a ninja.”
                                                                                        LJUBLJANA (STA) — Slovenia will                Games in London. The exhibition, which             Humorous searches pertaining to film
             $15.00 each — plus $2.50 s/h
            add $1 shipping for each additional copy ordered
                                                                                        repeat its 2010 mass clean-up campaign         will run through the end of January, was       and music included “what band do you
                                                                                        on March 24. The organizers of “Clean          organized by the Celje municipality and        recommend for weddings?,” “what is a
                                                                                        Up Slovenia 2012,” the goal of which           British Embassy.                               flute used for?” and the real clincher,
                                                                                        is to actively involve at least 250,000            British Ambassador to Slovenia             “James Bond’s telephone number.” Top
               RETURN THIS ORDER FORM TO                                                volunteers and 1,000 organizations,            Andrew Page said that the exhibition           miscellaneous searches uncovered “what
               Slovene National Benefit Society
      247 West Allegheny Road • Imperial, PA 15126-9774                                 stressed at the launch of the project in       told the story of London, which is the         draws men to pubs?,” “why wolves howl
                                                                                        mid-January that one of the priorities this    first city to incorporate the principle of     at the moon” and “why are men jerks?”
  Name _________________________________________                                        year was to raise awareness.                   sustainability in the Olympics project             Let’s not leave the animal kingdom
                                                                                            “The clean-up is a project for all of      from the very beginning. Page stressed         out. The funniest animal-related searches
  Address _______________________________________                                       Slovenia,” said Petra Matos, one of the        that when designing the London Olym-           in 2011 were “how many legs does a
                                                                                        project leaders, adding that the organizers    pic park, the organizers had set new           centipede have?,” “why was I bitten by
  City/State/Zip ___________________________________                                    hoped to teach all Slovenians that waste       standards in architecture, environmental       a mosquito?” and every kid’s favorite,
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                                                                                        their waste materials.                             Celje Mayor Bojan Srot noted that          reprinted with permission from the Slovenian
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                                                                       Tina Maze in Peter Kauzer najboljša slovenska športnika
  Slovenska                                                               HEADLINE: Tina Maze              again. I have to thank my         karjevega doma v roke segli         najboljšega pripadel kajakašu


  Stran
                                                                       and Peter Kauzer among the          parents and grandparents          še športni “upokojenci”. Prva       Petru Kauzerju: “Veseli me,
                                                                       best Slovenian athletes             for the genes,” said the world    dama slovenskega alpskega           da je po petnajstih letih spet
                                                                          TOPIC: After President           champion in giant slalom.         smučanja Tina Maze se je še         na vrhu kajakaš.” Sledila sta
                                                                       of Slovenia Dr. Danilo Türk             Among male athletes,          tretjič v karieri ovenčala z na-    mu atlet Primož Kozmus in
                                                                       received the best Slovenian         the title of the best belongs     zivom najboljše športnice Slo-      namiznoteniški igralec Bojan
                                                                       athletes of the year and con-       to kayak champion Peter           venije. “Nekaj časa bo moralo       Tokič. Ekipa leta je postala
                                                                       gratulated them on all of their     Kauzer. “I am very happy          preteči, da občutki ob prejemu      slovenska skakalna reprezen-
                                                                       achievements in 2011, all the       that after 15 years a kayak       nagrade pridejo za mano. Hvala      tanca v sestavi Jernej Damjan,
                                                                       athletic “retirees” congratu-       competitor is on top again.”      staršem, babicam in dedkom za       Peter Prevc, Jurij Tepeš in Rob-
                                                                       lated them in the Gallus Hall           The Slovenian ski jump-       gene. Hvala Andrei, ki je spet      ert Kranjec. V hram slavnih,
   Ureja Vida Kosir                                                    at the Cankar Home.
                                                                          The first lady of Slovenian
                                                                                                           ing team was selected as the
                                                                                                           best team of 2011.
                                                                                                                                             prižgal ogenj v meni, in sestri,
                                                                                                                                             od katere črpam najstniško
                                                                                                                                                                                 ko bo zaživel letos, je Društvo
                                                                                                                                                                                 športnih novinarjev sprejelo
                                                                       alpine skiing, Tina Maze,               Potem ko je najboljše         sproščenost,” je povedala           pokojnega olimpionika Leona
                                                                       was crowned best Slovenian          športnike in športnice Slo-       svetovna prvakinja v velesla-       Štuklja in nekdanjega telo-
  Vsak Slovenec odvrže                                                 female athlete for the third
                                                                       time in her career. “It will
                                                                                                           venije sprejel predsednik
                                                                                                           države dr. Danilo Türk in jim
                                                                                                                                             lumu, za katero sta se uvrstili
                                                                                                                                             nekdanja smučarska tekačica
                                                                                                                                                                                 vadca Mira Cerarja. “Počaščen
                                                                                                                                                                                 sem. Lepo je, ko si v domovini
110 kilogramov embalaže                                                take some time to realize that
                                                                       I have received the award
                                                                                                           čestital za uspehe v letu 2011,
                                                                                                           so jim v Gallusovi dvorani Can-
                                                                                                                                             Petra Majdič in judoistka Urška
                                                                                                                                             Žolnir. Med športniki je naziv
                                                                                                                                                                                 spoštovan,” je povedal Cerar.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           DELO
    HEADLINE: Every Slo-               To pomeni, da potrošniki
venian throws away 240
pounds of recycling waste
                                   lahko kupijo navaden mal-
                                   inovec pakiran samo v plasten-                          Nova knjiga o zgodovini Vipave
    TOPIC: In Slovenia they        ko, ne pa v skupek plastenke,           HEADLINE: New book about the               contributes to a better understanding          na Goriško in posesti v Vipavski dolini.
are using a healthy peasant        nefunkcionalne ovojne vrečke        history of Vipava                              of Vipava’s cultural history.                  Poglavje o strukturi Vipave kot jedra
mentality, and for this reason     in nepotrebnega zapirala zanjo.         TOPIC: Vipava received a new book,             Vipava je dobila novo knjigo. Gre za       obravnava njen zgodovinski in sedanji
all products are wrapped           Kljub temu v povprečju vsak         the work of Elena Mulic, titled “The           delo Elene Mulic z naslovom Zgodovina          razvoj ter njeno morfološko in tipološko
only as much as necessary          Slovenec odpre, uporabi in          History and Development of the Ar-             in razvoj arhitekture in okolja Vipave ter     analizo. Zelo zanimivo je tudi poglavje o
for suitable protection. But       na leto odvrže kar 110 kilo-        chitecture and Surroundings of Vipava          Vipavske doline, v kateri avtorica bralcu      ustnem izročilu, ki je prispevalo k večjemu
this doesn’t mean that there       gramov embalaže; povprečje          and the Vipava Valley” in which the            predstavi zgodovino Vipave, ki sega daleč      razumevanju kulturne dediščine v Vipavi.
is no waste or waste material.     v Evropski uniji je 160 kilo-       author introduces readers to the his-          nazaj okrog leta 1000. Najprej omeni bitko     Primerjava s staro kartografijo, omogočena
On the contrary, the average       gramov. Tudi v Sloveniji, na        tory of Vipava, which reaches far back         pri Frigidu med Arborgasto in Teodozi-         z zbiranjem materiala, dobljenega v arhivih
Slovenian throws away 240          ministrstvu za okolje in pros-      to around the year 1000. The author            jem leta 341. Zgodovinski razvoj Vipave        v Trstu, Gorici, Novi Gorici, Vipavi, Lju-
pounds of recycling waste          tor, so že leta 2007 ocenili, da    first mentions the battle near Frigid,         obsega politična vladanja in cerkveno          bljani in na Dunaju, prikazuje Vipavo v
each year.                         je količina embalaže, dane na       between Arborgast and Teodozij, in             katoliško župnijo, sledijo opis trga Vipave    raznih obdobjih. Knjigi so kot pripomoček
    In 2010, the Slopak com-       slovenski trg, 145 kilogramov       341. She pays special attention to the         in Zemona na Jožefinskem vojaškem zem-         priložene zgibanke o razvojnih fazah
pany collected 105,000 tons        na prebivalca, kar je, glede na
                                                                       Lanthieri family, their origins, arrival       ljevidu iz obdobja 1763-1787 ter oznake        trga Vipava, Lanthierijevega dvorca in
of recycling material.             to, da smo Slovenci po načinu
                                                                       to the Goriško area and their estates          Vipave na raznih starejših zemljevidih.        zemljevid Vipavska tla-Wippachtal iz leta
    V Sloveniji uporabljajo        življenja Evropejci, verjetna
                                                                       in the Vipava Valley. A very interest-         Posebna pozornost je namenjena družini         1811, ki je povzet iz dunajskega arhiva.
zdravo kmečko pamet, in zato       številka.
                                                                       ing chapter about oral transmission            Lanthieri, njihovemu izvoru, prihodu                                                 DELO
so izdelki praviloma emba-             Leta 2010 je Slopak, največja
lirani ravno toliko, kolikor       družba za ravnanje z odpadno
je treba za njihovo ustrezno
zaščito. A to še ne pomeni, da
                                   embalažo, ločeno zbral in dal
                                   v predelavo 105.000 ton od-           Portoroški turizem se je lani dobro odrezal
ni odpadkov oziroma odpadnih       padne embalaže. To morajo              HEADLINE: Portorož               and welcomed 100,000 more         so imeli sicer manj gostov, v       prenočitev več kot v letu 2010.
surovin. Nasprotno, povprečen      v Slovenji zbirati ločeno od        tourism was very successful         people than in 2010.              vsem letu 2011 in tudi v de-        Marino Antolovič je pojasnil,
Slovenec na leto odvrže kar 110    drugih odpadkov.                    last year                              Antolovič explained that       cembru pa je bilo prenočitev        da bo družba Istrabenz Turizem
kilogramov embalaže.                                         DELO         TOPIC: “Last year was            the Istrabenz Tourist Com-        občutno več.                        iz osnovne dejavnosti ustvarila
                                                                       a very successful year for          pany will generate more              V portoroškem turizmu            nekaj več kot pet milijonov

      Pomurka in                                                       Portorož tourism,” said
                                                                       Marino Antolovič, director of
                                                                                                           than $6.5 million in gross
                                                                                                           profit from business activity
                                                                                                                                             še naprej prevladuje zmerni
                                                                                                                                             optimizem kljub dejstvu, da je
                                                                                                                                                                                 evrov bruto dobička in amor-
                                                                                                                                                                                 tizacije. To je povsem podobno

  Pomurec lanskega leta                                                Istrabenz Tourism Portorož.
                                                                       On New Year’s Eve they had
                                                                       fewer overnight guests, but
                                                                                                           and interest. The company
                                                                                                           is showing millions of dol-
                                                                                                           lars of loss because it has to
                                                                                                                                             zaradi Istrabenzovih finančnih
                                                                                                                                             špekulacij in pretirane naložbe
                                                                                                                                             v Kempinski Palace razvoj
                                                                                                                                                                                 lanskemu finančnemu uspehu.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Družba izkazuje seveda več
                                                                                                                                                                                 milijonov evrov izgube zato,
    HEADLINE: Pomurje’s            France Prešeren v Črenšovcih,       throughout 2011, as well as         pay installments on a large       portoroškega turizma že štiri       ker mora odplačevati velik
Man and Woman of the               in Vlado Karoly, direktor           in December, there were con-        debt, mainly because of the       leta blokiran. Za novoletne         dolg. Tega pa je po neuradnih
Year                               murskosoboškega družinskega         siderably more tourists than        excessive investment in the       praznike je bilo sicer devet        podatkih že za približno 75
    TOPIC: Pomurje’s Man           podjetja GMT. Horvatova si je       in the previous year.               Kempinski Palace.                 odstotkov manj prenočitev,          milijonov evrov.
and Woman of the Year,             naslov prislužila z organizacijo       For the New Year holiday            “Leto, ki je minilo, je bilo   drugega januarja celo 28                Prav zaradi tako visoke
selected by the readers of         mednarodnega posveta na             there were nine percent fewer       za portoroški turizem uspešno,    odstotkov manj, toda po po-         zadolžitve si Istrabenz Turizem
the regional weekly newspa-        temo avtonomije učitelja,           tourists, but according to the      vsaj kar se rezultatov iz os-     datkih Turističnega združenja       že več let (zaman) prizadeva
per Vestnik and Murski val         Karoly pa za uspešen razvoj         Portorož Tourist Associa-           novne dejavnosti tiče,” trdi      Portorož so v lanskem letu vsi      prodati opatijski Grand hotel
radio, are Marija Horvat,          družinskega podjetja, ki je         tion, last year all hotels in the   Marino Antolovič, glavni          hoteli v piranski občini ustvari-   Adriatic in Kempinski Palace
the principal of the France        bilo lani zaradi nadpovprečne       Piran municipality recorded         izvršni direktor Istrabenz Tur-   li 1,136 milijona prenočitev,       v Portorožu.
Prešeren Elementary School         poslovne uspešnosti že drugič       1.136 million overnight stays       izma Portorož. Za silvestrovo     okroglih 100.000 (desetino)                                   DELO
in Črenšovci; and Vlado            razglašeno za dravsko-pomur-
Karoly, director of GMT, a         sko gazelo. Pri ženskah se je na
family company in Murska
Sobota. Horvat earned her
                                   drugo mesto uvrstila sloven-
                                   ska reprezentanka v streljanju
                                                                           Sadna cesta povezuje brkinske kmetije
title by organizing an inter-      na glinaste golobe Jasmina              HEALINE: The fruit road is con-            Road, and education on Brkini fruit,           dan odprtih vrat Brkinske sadne ceste je
national consultation on the       Maček, na tretje pa patronažna      necting farmers in Brkini                      produce and product vendors. During            sodelovalo še osem partnerjev, med njimi
autonomy of a teacher, and         sestra Martina Horvat. Pri              TOPIC: The Association for Devel-          the closing ceremony held at the Dujčeva       Društvo brkinskih sadjarjev, KGZ Nova
Karoly for his successful          moških je drugo mesto zasedel       opment of the Countryside Between              home in Škofije, a reprint of the Brkini       Gorica, Turistično-razvojna agencija Au-
development of the family          Boštjan Maček iz Bodoncev, ki       Snežnik and Nanos, which is based in           Fruit Road pamphlet was introduced             tentica in Kulturno turistično društvo Škant
business.                          je na evropskem prevenstvu v        Ilirska Bistrica, and the Local Karst          in which 82 fruit, produce and product         Tatre. Na sklepni prireditvi na Dujčevi
    Pomurka in Pomurec lan-        streljanju na glinaste golobe       Activity Group in Brkini, based in             vendors from five municipalities are           domačiji v Škofijah so pred kratkim
skega leta sta po izbiri bralcev   osvojil bronasto medaljo, tretje    Sežana, recently completed a project           mentioned.                                     predstavili ponatis brošure Brkinska sadna
pokrajinskega tednika Vestnik      mesto pa Branko Buzeti, ki je       called “Brkini Fruit Road.”                       Društvo za razvoj podeželja med             cesta, ki je dostopna tudi na spletu. V njej
in radia Murski val Marija Hor-    stokrat daroval kri.                    Eight other partners from the              Snežnikom in Nanosom s sedežem v Il-           se po novem predstavlja 82 ponudnikov
vat, ravnateljica Osnovne šole                               DELO      area – such as the Autentica Tourist-          irski Bistrici in Lokalna akcijska skupina     sadja, pridelkov in izdelkov (v prvi brošuri,
                                                                       Development Association and the                Krasa in Brkinov s sedežem v Sežani sta        izšla leta 2007, je predstavljenih 63 kmetij)
                                                                       Škant Tatre Cultural Tourist Associa-          zaključila projekt Brkinske sadne ceste.       iz občin Divača, Hrpelje - Kozina, Ilirska
 OČKA - Profesor stopi v avtobus. Majhen deček mu odstopi
                                                                       tion – also participated in this project       V projektu, ki je obsegal izobraževanje        Bistrica in Pivka, med katere so upravno
 sedež. “Lepo od tebe, mali,” se nasmehne profesor. “Kako
                                                                       which included a day of Brkini apples,         ponudnikov brkinsega sadja, pridelkov          razdeljeni Brkini.
 ti je pa ime?” - “Tvoj Rudi sem, očka.”
                                                                       an open house along the Brkini Fruit           in izdelkov, dan brkinskega jabolka in                                               DELO



Pivška presihajoča jezera na seznamu turističnih znamenitosti
   HEADLINE: The Pivka                 Road improvements for           nitost. V občini Pivki so zato      preostali del pa iz naslova       bodo postavljene tako, da           jezera skrivnostno lepoto, če
intermittent lakes on the list     visitors, an eco-museum             pripravili projekt, s katerim       razvoja regij,” je povedal        bodo vodile obiskovalce iz          pa pozimi zaledenijo, se ponuja
of tourist attractions             and Slovenian village, and          bodo označili območje jezer in      Smrdelj.                          različnih izhodišč po vaseh         naravnost čarobno zimsko
   TOPIC: The Pivka inter-         the marking of the intermit-        postavili informacijski center         V okviru projekta bodo         na Pivškem. Na tem projektu         razpoloženje. Dve izmed jezer -
mittent lakes are a rather         tent lakes in the area are all      z razstavljenimi fotografijami      uredili center za obiskovalce,    bodo morali zaposliti vsaj          Petelinjsko in Palško - sta večji
unknown natural phenom-            included in this project. The       jezer ter filmskim gradivom za      eko muzej v Slovenski vasi ter    enega delavca, ki bo skrbel za      in obstojnejši. Ob deževjih
ena. For this reason the           information center will be          obiskovalce.                        turistično označitev območja      organizacijo, ter nekaj vodičev.    se napolnita in obdržita več
Pivka municipality prepared        connected with other centers           Po besedah župana občine         pivških presihajočih jezer.       Prve obiskovalce pivških            mesecev, v sušnem obdobju
a project with which they          in the Notranjska region op-        Pivka Roberta Smrdelja so           Informacijski center za obisk-    presihajočih jezer pričakujejo      pa se umakneta v podzemlje
will mark the areas where          erating as part of the Zeleni       za projekt pridobili 170.000        ovalce bodo povezali z drugimi    v novi turistični sezoni.           in dno jima preraste trava, ki
the lakes are located, and         Kras (Green Karst) project          evrov, kar je 85 odstotkov          centri po Notranjskem, ki            Pivška presihajoča jezera so     jo domačini še kosijo. Nekat-
an information center will         which describe other natural        celotne vrednosti. “Uspeli smo      označujejo druge naravne          zanimiva v vseh letnih časih. V     era jezera so poimenovana po
be built where visitors will       attractions for visitors.           pridobiti evropska sredstva,        znamenitosti in nastajajo         sušnem času se prikaže prostra-     bližnjih naseljih, kar 12 od 17
be able to see picture and             Pivška presihajoča jezera so    od katerih je 100.000 evrov iz      pod okriljem projekta Zeleni      no, s travnato preprogo prekrito    jezer pa je v občini Pivka.
movies of the lakes.               dokaj neznana naravna zname-        sredstev za razvoj podeželja,       Kras. Informacijske table         dno, ob polni vodi oddajajo                   PRIMORSKE NOVICE



                                          V Kranju nov butični hotel
   HEADLINE: A new boutique               Hotel will inspire a new liveliness        famous top hat. Statues of Primčeva       da bo prav Actum, v katerem je 20          krasi kip Primičeve Julije in Franceta
hotel in Kranj                            in the old city center.                    Julia and France Prešeren, which          zaposlenih, vdahnil novo svežino           Prešerna, ki ga je za Actum izdelal
   TOPIC: The new Actum Ho-                  The Rolls-Royce motif was intro-        were made for the Actum Hotel by          staremu mestnemu jedru.                    kipar Andrej Gabrovec Gaberi.
tel opened at the end of last year        duced to more effectively market           sculptor Andrej Gabrovec Gaberi,              Motiv Rolls Royca so, kot so           “Naša vizija je bila zgraditi mali
in the center of the old city on          the hotel to foreign visitors, for         grace the hotel’s hall.                   povedali novinarjem, vpeljali zaradi       luksuzni hotel, ki ponuja maksimalno
Prešernova St. 6. The first visitors      which it is mainly intended. “For             V središču starega mestnega jedra      učinkovitejšega trženja tujim obisk-       udobje in zasebnost. Radi bi ponudili
were surprised to see motifs of the       easier international communica-            na Prešernovi 6 so konec lanskega leta    ovalcem, katerim bo hotel predvsem         odlično slovensko kulinariko z nekaj
poet France Prešeren, as well as          tion, we decided to introduce an           odprli hotel Actum. Tisti, ki so si ga    namenjen. “Zaradi lažje mednarodne         svetovljanskimi primesmi. Ponudbo
Rolls-Royce, at the hotel.                international story of the hotel. At       ogledali prvi, so bili presenečeni, ker   komunikacije smo se odločili vpel-         poskušamo obogatiti z velikim
   The owner of this newest hotel         the same time, the hotel’s Prešeren’s      so v njem tudi motivi pesnika Franceta    jati mednarodno razumljivo zgodbo          spoštovanjem do Franceta Prešerna
is Jakob Spiegel, an international        Garden Restaurant is also very             Prešerna kakor tudi rolls-royce.          hotela. Hkrati je hotel z restavracijo     ter njegovega pomena za Kranj,” je
businessman from Israel who has           popular among domestic guests,                Lastnik najnovejšega hotela je         Prešernov vrt zelo zanimiv tudi za         povedal Jacob Spiegel.
been living in Slovenia with his fam-     either for a romantic evening, or          mednarodni poslovnež iz Izraela Ja-       domače goste, bodisi romantične                                             DELO
ily for seven years. He purchased         for business or cultural events,”          cob Spiegel, ki z družino v Sloveniji     oddihe ali poslovne, protokolarne ter
the building two years ago from the       said Dežman.                               živi že sedem let, objekt, v katerem je   kulturne dogodke,” so vpovedali. Že         SLADKARIJE - “Zakaj ješ torto z
Gorenjska bank. Spiegel invested             In May 2010, Spiegel opened a           hotel, pa je pred dvema letoma kupil      maja 2010 je Spiegel na tej lokaciji        zavezanimi očmi?” vpraša neka
$4.6 million into renovations and         Rogaška store at this location, and        od Gorenjske banke. V obnovo in           odprl trgovino Rogaška, lani poleti         žena svojo prijateljico. “Zato,
luxurious furnishings for the hotel’s     last year the Prešeren’s Garden            luksuzno opremo 27 sob s 55 ležišči       pa še restavracijo Prešernov vrt, v         ker mi je moj dietolog rekel, da
27 rooms. Hotel manager Matjaž            Restaurant offered a chocolate             je vložil 3,6 milijona evrov, vodja       kateri ponujajo čokoladno slaščico          sladkarij ne smem niti pogledati,
Dežman is certain that the Actum          dessert in the shape of Prešeren’s         hotela Matjaž Dežman pa je prepričan,     Prešernov cilinder. Preddverje hotela       če hočem shujšati!”
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                                                                                                                                                                                             January 25, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5
 Badger Jabber
                                                        ment our stopover, after which we enjoyed more         ter of Bro. John and Sis. Bernice Poklar (584).        More information on this activity will appear in
                                                        conversation. We had a lot to catch up on. We              Here are a few dates you can circle on your        future articles, but keep this date open for a great
                                                        returned to the home front just as the setting sun     new 2012 calendar before it gets too filled. The       event. Bro. Tony Mlinar Jr. has been handling
                                                        disappeared in the west – a full and magnificent       West Allis West Lions Club’s annual Chili              this event for the past few years following the
                  by BOB SMOLE                          day spent with the Wenes.                              Cook-off will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, at the          illness and passing of Bro. Bill Demshar (686).
                     Lodge 584
                                                           This may be your last chance – time is running      K.C. Hall, 1800 S. 92 St., from noon until 3           Last year’s event went off without a drop of
MILWAUKEE — With the Wisconsin weather                  out to get your tickets for the Pustna Veselica        p.m. Admission is $5 per person to this all-you-       rain; not so in recent past years. We’re hoping
being so beautiful this winter, one gorgeous            Masquerade taking place Saturday, Feb. 18.             can-eat affair. The annual Pancake Breakfast           for another dry year.
morning Amalie and I decided to take a day              The USPEH organization is hosting this event           sponsored by the West Allis West Lions Club                June is usually the month that the Milwau-
trip to northern Wisconsin; Crivitz, to be pre-         at St. John’s the Evangelist Church Hall, 84th         is planned Sunday, April 15, at Mary Queen of          kee Balina League starts its season. I haven’t
cise. Good friends and fellow Badger Lodge              and Cold Spring Road, starting at 5 p.m. with          Heaven Hall, 106th W. Lincoln Ave., offering           received any word that there will not be a league
members Bro. Don and Sis. Georgene Wene                 dinner served at 6. Please enter the hall from         all-you-can-eat pancakes for a $6 admission.           this year, so I am assuming that if you are inter-
live there, and we thought it would be a nice           the north side of the building. Bro. Ed Vidmar         Come on out and support the local Lions Club           ested in playing, forming a team or substituting,
day trip to take and spend a few hours visiting         (764) will supply the mood music prior to din-         as they raise much-needed funds.                       you will need to contact Bro. Stan or Sis. Shirley
with them. Bro. Don has been ailing as of late          ner, and the Ed House Band will be performing              The Fun-O-Leer Club of Milwaukee is plan-          Vidmar at (414) 541-9143.
with several health issues, and we thought that         dance music afterward.                                 ning their annual Bowling Social. New mem-                 Since the first Badger Lodge 584 meeting of
we would catch up on a few things. Of course,              A limited number of tickets are still available     ber Bill Hertz will be running this annual fun         2012 was held Jan. 19, in between PROSVETA
we called and made sure that the welcome mat            at $20 per person. For tickets, contact USPEH          day on the allies. This event fills very quickly       issue dates, I will remind you that the February
was out. It was, and we made the three-hour             members or officers, or your club USPEH del-           each year, and participation is on a first-come,       regular meeting will take place on the third
trip to the north.                                      egate. I am sure you will enjoy the Slovenian          first-served basis, so do not wait. Entries must       Thursday of the month, Feb. 16, beginning at
    The bright sun shining in the eastern clear         menu that will be served at this event. It’s a great   be accompanied by your entry fee check. The            7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church Hall, 7929 W.
blue skies and the unseasonable temperatures            night out complimented with good food, dancing         cost for this great time is $15 per person, and        Lincoln Ave. in West Allis, Wis.
in the 40’s made for a wonderful stress-free,           and many door prizes. Come on out and help the         includes bowling, beer, soda and lunch. Contact            I would like to reiterate to all Badger Lodge
stress-relieving and relaxing get-away. The             USPEH organization raise some funds.                   Fun-O-Leer member Craig Frohna, who is han-            members that your annual Lodge assessment of
road conditions were exceptional for this Dec.             Our very active, ambitious and talented young       dling registration, at (262) 821-5296. Visit the       $3.60 per adult member is now due. This assess-
28 day, making traveling a pleasure.                    member Sis. Emily Poklar (584) will be appear-         Fun-O-Leer web site at www.funoleers.org for           ment is for local Lodge operating expenses for
    As we arrived at the Wene’s “Slovenian              ing in the Nicolet High School performance of          additional information and entry forms.                the year; it is not included in your normal SNPJ
Ponderosa,” we found Bro. and Sis. Wene with            “Grease” at the high school auditorium the first           Bowling will take place at Riviera Bowling         insurance billing process and must be collected
welcome arms waiting, and after exchanging              two weekends of February. Emily will be playing        Lanes, 8600 W. Greenfield Ave., starting at            at the local level through the Lodge secretary.
holiday hugs and greetings, we sat and con-             one of the key roles as “Patty,” the cheerleader.      11:30 a.m. This is a great event and a lot of fun      You can send your checks, payable to SNPJ
versed over coffee and the last of the Christmas        Sis. Poklar was a contestant in the Miss SNPJ          each year. Please don’t wait and be disappointed       Badger Lodge 584, to Bro. Jeff Mlaker, 3809 S.
cookies.                                                Pageant this past year and has been active in          that you were left out because you didn’t act          50 St., Milwaukee, WI 53220. This assessment
    Bro. Don is feeling better, but is still treating   Lodge functions, and helping at the picnic and         fast enough!                                           must be paid to maintain your “member-in-good-
some ongoing health problems. Sis. Georgene             Christmas party. She is the daughter of Bro. Dick          The annual SNPJ Tony Mlinar Sr. Memorial           standing” status in the Badger Lodge.
prepared a delicious mid-day dinner to compli-          and Sis. Heidi Poklar (584), and the granddaugh-       Golf Outing is slated for Saturday, June 16.               We’ll see you all at the Feb. 16 meeting!




Hodgepodge from the Reveliers Lodge Trojans Lodge
                                                                                                                                                                           Our Lodge welcomes Phyllis Noon as our
                                                                                                                                                                       newest adult member, and Mason, Brayden
                                                                                                                                                                       and Logan Brewer as our three newest youth


                                    returns officers
  by CHRIS PETUKAUSKAS
                                                                                                                                                                       members.
                                     you as members, and you are             Please note that our next
 Lodge 33 Secretary/Treasurer                                                                                                                                              It is with deep regret that I report the deaths
                                     our proof that SNPJ will always      meeting will be held Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                                       of four Lodge 749 members. Jerry Gorentz
AMBRIDGE, Pa. — So “Old              be in our hearts.                    Feb. 19, at the home of Chris

                                    for the 2012 year
                                                                                                                                                                       passed away Oct. 2, 2011, the very day he would
Man Winter” is back with a               Our gratitude is extended to     Petukauskas. This will be a
                                                                                                                                                                       have been honored as a 70-year SNPJ member.
vengeance, but he did spare          all of those who donated door        potluck dinner so please bring
                                                                                                                                                                       Sincere sympathies are sent out to his wife
all of us some mild Christmas        prize baskets, and to Lodge          a dish to share as we enjoy a
                                                                                                                                                                       Frances, children Jerry J. and Debbie Stape, five
break temperatures! We hope          33 President Dave Pendel for         meal together and plan the                           by EVELYN DIMPFL                        grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
everyone had a wonderful             his merry music which added          upcoming Reveliers activities.                       Lodge 749 Secretary
                                                                                                                                                                       A sister, Christine Smith, and two brothers,
Christmas holiday with fam-          to the day. Door prizes were         This will commence at 5:30
                                                                                                                 JOHNSTOWN, Pa. —It has been several                   William and Stanley, also survive.
ily, friends and those you hold      donated by Irene Pendel,             p.m. Hope you can join us!
                                                                                                                 months since I have written an article for                Just days later, Charles R. Karwoski passed
dear. The Reveliers wish all         Betty Pendel, Janet Duzicky,         Please call (724) 869-0530 if
                                                                                                                 Trojan Lodge 749, and for good reason. Back           away on Oct. 16, 2011. He is survived by his
of you a healthy, peaceful and       Nancy Koutoulakis and Chris          you need directions.
                                                                                                                 in August, it was found that I had a one-inch         wife Cathy, children Janie Ann Thomas and
prosperous 2012.                     Petukauskas. Thanks to Dave,            As I write this and we
                                                                                                                 kidney stone which had to be removed. The             Charles A. Karwoski, and two grandchildren,
    We’d like to thank Region        Santa arrived with plenty of         prepare for the football play-
                                                                                                                 doctor performed a routine lithotripsy, but it        Hunter and Haylee Thomas. Sincere condo-
3 Vice President Nancy Kout-         button box jingles.                  off games, I have to add “Go
                                                                                                                 did not breakup the stone so another procedure        lences are extended to the family.
oulakis (721) and the officers           We want to send all of our       Steelers!” For all of our Ohio
                                                                                                                 was scheduled for a month later.                          On Nov. 14, 2011, Helen Rogel passed away.
and members of Aliquippa,            “under the weather” members          friends, better luck with your
                                                                                                                     However, I soon began experiencing terrible       She was the widow of Joseph Rogel. Years ago,
Pa., Lodge 721 for another           get well greetings from the          team next season. I live with
                                                                                                                 pains running from my back down the front             Helen and Joe managed the Slovenian Hall in
wonderful holiday celebration!       Lodge 33 officers and mem-           three avid Cleveland Browns
                                                                                                                 of my legs, which the doctor attributed to the        Lorain Borough, which I remember well. Helen
A nice party, great company          bers. Former officers Al and         fans, so I know how anxious
                                                                                                                 kidney stent and the stone itself. Another failed     is survived by daughter Pani Kathleen Buczak
and excellent food were shared       Mary Roginski were missed, as        you all are for a winning sea-
                                                                                                                 lithotripsy before a laser took care of the stone,    of Homestead, Pa. Helen was very active in
between our Lodges. Santa            usual, at the party. It was nice     son! If you can’t cheer in the
                                                                                                                 but the pain persisted.                               her church’s Women’s Club and choir. Deepest
visited and the children were        to see Nancy, Al and Mary’s          playoffs for your hometown
                                                                                                                     After a brief stay, I was admitted to the         sympathies are also are sent to her family.
thrilled to sit on his lap and       daughter, and Vanessa, their         team, cheer for the one just
                                                                                                                 hospital Nov. 1, 2011, when a neurologist                 Harry Robert “Bob” Korlewitz passed away
tell him what they wished to         granddaughter, from Indiana          down the turnpike!
                                                                                                                 determined that I had femoral nerve damage            Nov. 20, 2011. Bob is survived by his loving
receive under the tree. Thanks,      during the holiday week.                Looking forward to another
                                                                                                                 caused by the first lithotripsy. I was sent to a      wife Linda and two sons, D.J. Korlewitz of
Santa, for taking time out of        Please be sure to tell Al that       season of warm weather, sun-
                                                                                                                 rehab facility for nearly three weeks to regain       Duncannon, Pa., and Robb Korlewitz of Crof-
your busy schedule to attend!        the Reveliers miss him! So           shine, SNPJ friends and fun!
                                                                                                                 use of my legs. I came home with walkers, a           ton, Md. Bob was a very active sportsman,
    Congratulations to all the       happy to see Luke Roginski           Until we meet again, stay safe,
                                                                                                                 crutch, a cane and other amenities needed             enjoying golf and fishing. Again, sympathies
milestone members of both            back from Florida. Don’t be a        warm and enjoy this great
                                                                                                                 for my well-being. I was fortunate to have a          are extended to his family.
Lodges. It is an honor to have       stranger, Luke!                      vacation we call life.
                                                                                                                 physical therapist come to my home for six                Normally, as Lodge secretary, I would avail
                                                                                                                 weeks. With his help, I have made tremendous          myself to the families of deceased members.

  New Address?
                                                                                                                 strides.                                              However, due to my health problems, I was
                                                                                    Attach old                       I now get around mostly by the use of one         unable to be present at the viewings or to help
                                                                                      mailing                    crutch or a cane. It could take a few more            submit claims to the SNPJ Home Office. For
  Please use this form so PROSVETA will move with you. Type or                      label here                   months before I am back to normal, but that’s         this I apologize, but believe me when I say that
  print name and new address in the space provided below. Mail                                                   O.K. as long as I continue to improve. My             my thoughts were with you all.
  to: PROSVETA, circulation, 247 West Allegheny Road, Imperial,                                                  aim is to get into my car and drive to visit              Now that the new year is well upon us, it is
  PA 15126-9774; or e-mail snpj@snpj.com.                                                                        my sons.                                              once again time to clean out those drawers and
                                                                                                                     All of that being said, Lodge 749 contin-         make plans to update your insurance policies.
  Name ________________________________________
                                                                                                                 ues to hold monthly meetings in my home.              Do you need to change a beneficiary? What
  New Address __________________________________                                                                 Our year-end election of officers retained the        about securing an SNPJ policy for the newest
                                                                                                                 following: President Joseph Vasilko, serving          member of your family? Do you need additional
  City/State/Zip __________________________________                                                              since 1963; Vice President Anthony Ukmar Jr.;         insurance? If any of the above apply to you, give
                                                                                                                 Treasurer Judith Edsall; Secretary/Recording          me a call. I will do my best to accommodate
  _____________________________________________                                                                  Secretary Evelyn Dimpfl; and auditors An-             your needs and give you some information
                                                                                                                 thony Ukmar Jr. and Julie Wagner.                     which you may find very helpful.




                   PROSVETA Crossword
                                 Winter Fun                   (#0212) by StatePoint Media
ACROSS                                       55. Long time                               24. F in FBI
1. Found on a necklace                       57. *Popular sculpture                      25. *No school
6. Cul de ___                                61. Result of audience demand               26. Sarkozy’s thank you
9. Loads                                     64. Hades river with magic water            27. Engaged, as in war
13. Furry coats                              65. Cause annoyance in or disturb           29. Unaccompanied
14. Make a mistake                           67. Native of American                      31. St. Louis monument
15. *Snow impression                             Great Plains                            32. Challenges
16. Nets basketball coach                    69. Worry                                   33. Nancy ____ of
17. Major record label                       70. Female reproductive cell, pl.               “Entertainment Tonight”
18. Bogart’s “Key _____”                     71. Ruhr’s industrial center                34. Like untended garden
19. *Dripped shape                           72. Between stop and roll                   36. Between dawn and noon
21. *Like cleanest snow?                     73. Type of sweet potato                    38. Welcoming sign
23. Sigma ___ Epsilon                        74. Used in fermenting                      42. _____ of appreciation
24. Never wave the white one?                                                            45. Male mixologists
25. Bayerische Motoren Werke                 DOWN                                        49. Princess tester?
28. Somebody ____                            1. Accounting degree                        51. *It features six on six
30. *It means more winter?                   2. ____ Strauss                             54. Diplomat on a mission
35. Paper unit                               3. Actor recently                           56. It can be loud or white
37. One of many on a list                        kicked off airplane                     57. *Pulled ride
39. Pro teams do this all the time           4. Used for landing                         58. Not far
40. Therefore                                5. Psychologist’s domain                    59. Von Bismarck or Hahn, e.g.
41. *“The Bear Who ___                       6. Withered                                 60. Wallop
    Through Christmas”                       7. Part of a circle                         61. Ophthamologist’s check-up, e.g.
43. Algonquian people                        8. Front _____ in swimming                  62. Civil Rights icon
44. Sour in taste                            9. Annoying biter                           63. Female sheep, pl.
46. Dunking treat                            10. Mike Myers animated character           66. Actress Longoria
47. Retained                                 11. What panhandler does                    68. The little one
48. Often done for ransom                    12. Vegas bandit                                “stopped to tie his shoe”
50. “Eternal life” character                 15. Ablaze
52. “___ & the Family Stone”                 20. Jaunty rhythms                          The solution to puzzle #0212 will
53. It’s projected in frames                 22. Possesses                               run in the Feb. 8 issue.
6              PROSVETA
               January 25, 2012
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 News from
                                                                       could you ask for?                                                 is doing well after his long illness. The
                                                                          We are so happy to report that both                             next Pioneer Lodge meeting is scheduled
                                                                       Anne and John Cretnik have returned home                           Feb. 10.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 best wishes to our
Here & There                                                           after being treated for different problems
                                                                       in Good Samaritan Hospital. Best wishes
                                                                       always, Anne and John.
                                                                                                                                              It was nice to hear from Sandra and
                                                                                                                                          Dave Long from Youngwood, Pa., who
                                                                                                                                          told us they will be in Samsula, Fla., for
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Outlived Members
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Outlived
                   by GRACE DOERK                                         Congratulations to Brent Nichols (559)                          Florida SNPJ Days. We’ve seen Sandra
                       Lodge 559                                       who was recently engaged. Wedding bells                            and Dave on several polka cruises. It was
CHICAGO — Are we complaining about                                     will be ringing for Brent and his fiancée,                         also nice to hear from Bonnie Deke (559)


                                                                                                                                                                                                               member
the weather? No way! The weathermen                                    Nicole, in August. Brent is the son of Diane                       who lives in Saxeville, Wis., although we
were predicting temperatures in the 50’s                               and Jim Nichols (559), and the grandson                            were sad to learn that she lost her dear
in mid-January. How can we be so lucky?                                of Jean Cherway (559).                                             friend Don after being together with him
Temperatures are expected to fall into the                                Slovene Retirement Club members held                            for 25 years. However, we were happy
20’s toward the end of the week, so we’ll
just wait and see.
   Well, we waited... and lo and behold
                                                                       their first meeting of the year Jan. 11. It
                                                                       was nice to see everyone after the holidays.
                                                                       We elected officers, and all officers will
                                                                                                                                          to hear that she was recently treated for a
                                                                                                                                          form of cancer by a new radiation therapy
                                                                                                                                          called mammosite. We hope you’ll come
                                                                                                                                                                                                               celebrates
we were hit with eight inches of snow on
Jan. 12. The season’s first snowfall always
causes many problems. The club meetings
                                                                       remain the same except the president, who
                                                                       will now be Otto Doerk. A round of ap-
                                                                       plause was extended to Emil Golub who
                                                                                                                                          see us sometime, Bonnie.
                                                                                                                                              Mike Vidmar (559), his wife Sandra and
                                                                                                                                          son Mike returned home from a Disney
                                                                                                                                                                                                               centennial
Otto and I attend were cancelled. It felt                              served as president for many years. As                             cruise. They had a wonderful time.
good to just spend the day in the house                                usual, we enjoyed having lunch together                                Just as I was about to send this article                         DETROIT — Sis. Molly
and relax.                                                             and playing bingo. An audit is planned for                         off, I received the sad news that Emil                               (Raunikar) Peric Hribar of
   The Slovenian Catholic Center held                                  the Feb. 8 meeting. We’re always looking                           Golub (559) passed away Jan. 14 at the                               Lodge 677 has outlived the Sis. MOLLY HRIBAR (677)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               life of her SNPJ insurance celebrated her 100th
their first Sunday dinner of the year on                               for new members.                                                   age of 94. He was a longtime friend of Rita
                                                                                                                                                                                                               policy. She writes:             birthday Sept. 19, 2011.
Jan. 7. As usual, we enjoyed a good home-                                 Unfortunately, Pioneer Lodge 559 can-                           O’Malley, and had two sons. Emil was a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “I was born in Carona,
cooked meal, and it was nice seeing all                                celled their Jan. 13 meeting because of the                        longtime employee of Western Electric,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kan., Sept. 19, 1911, to Slovenian immigrants Edward
our friends in the new year. A bus trip to                             snow and inclement weather. In the case of                         a past president of Pioneer Lodge 559 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Raunikar and Mary Raspotnik. My parents were very proud
the Koline dinner dance in Indianapolis is                             inclement weather, we suggest that Pioneer                         many years, a past president of CFU #202,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               of their Slovenian heritage, and they had a most valuable
planned Jan. 28. Members of SNPJ, KSKJ                                 Lodge members contact President Jean                               a past president of the Croatian Heritage
                                                                                                                                                                                                               influence on my life. As an infant, my parents, two sisters,
and the Slovene Cultural Center will be                                Cherway or Secretary Anita Vitous.                                 Center, and a past president of the Slovene
                                                                                                                                                                                                               three brothers and I moved to Hartshorne, Okla. I received
on board. Zbor Špendov and Ansambel                                       We were happy to hear that ailing                               Retirement Club. Our sincere sympathy to                             my Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the Uni-
Veseljaki will be performing on the pro-                               members Anne and John Cretnik are back                             his family and friends.                                              versity of Oklahoma in 1935. In 1940, I moved to Michigan
gram. Slovenian togetherness... what more                              in circulation, and that Conrad Ladstatter                             My best wishes to everyone in 2012!                              and married Carl Peric, who was killed in World War II. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                               still have the hydrangea plant growing in my flower garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                               that he sent me from France.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “In 1953, I received my Master’s degree in Education


Senior Corner
                                                                       previously made aware of hypertension,                             istics that described usage: long-lasting,                           from Wayne State University in Detroit. I taught a total
                                                                       did nothing until jostled into action at the                       sensitive, extra strength, etc. The trouble                          of 35 years; five years in Oklahoma and 30 years with the
                                                                       shop, switching from fast food to “like, the                       was, I couldn’t tell if I needed any of them                         Hazel Park School system in the same building and same
                    by CARL ZVANUT                                     baked fish with rice.” There are several                           except the one the doctor gave me. So it                             classroom.
                        Lodge 107                                      chapters around the country, some with                             was an exercise in futility for me, and a                                “Through my years as a member of Lodge 677, which
DEVON, Pa. — The Dec. 29, 2011,                                        barbers trained to take blood pressure                             no-sell for the vendor.                                              I joined in 1946, I’ve participated in or supported the fol-
Philadelphia Inquirer article “A trim                                  readings and talk with customers on their                              I wondered how much time would pass                              lowing activities: local and national bowling tournaments,
and a healthy checkup” by Don Sapatkin                                 own. A number of physicians around the                             before something came along like the Jan.                            Lodge dances, SNPJ Days and picnics. I also performed in
discusses the practice of receiving both a                             country have started barbershop screen-                            6 Philadelphia Inquirer article “Losing                              an official capacity. I’m very proud of my heritage and shall
                                                                       ings for prostate cancer, diabetes and sickle                      patients over bad reviews” by Stacey                                 continue to support SNPJ.
haircut and a health checkup in a barber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “In addition to traveling extensively in the states, including
shop. The health checkup happens when                                  cell anemia.                                                       Burling. I suppose it took so long because
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Alaska and Hawaii, as well as Canada, my late husband Frank
Pennsylvania University medical students                                   At a doctor’s office, I was given a sample                     there was no simple way to do it (getting
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hribar and I took a number of tours to Europe and visited
drop by a black men’s barber shop. Black                               of eye lubricant and a foldout with several                        back to the doctors about anything I didn’t
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Slovenia several times. It was a most exciting and delightful
males are of special interest because they                             other dry eye formulas that the vendor sells.                      like). Now there are review sites, online
                                                                                                                                                                                                               experience to visit the homes of our late parents.
have “the lowest life expectancy (70 years                             The foldout got my attention because one                           chats, Facebook pages and blogs. And the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   “Upon my retirement, I pursued playing the button box
for someone born in 2007) of any demo-                                 of its purposes is to help the patient choose                      doctors have trouble fighting back because
                                                                                                                                                                                                               accordion with my sister, Ann Stromar. Ann passed away
graphic group, and the highest rates (40                               the formula that’s right for them. Sound                           of privacy protections. One development
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Jan. 13, 2010, at the age of 100. It was a very enjoyable hobby
percent) of conditions like hypertension                               familiar? There was nothing better to do                           is that there are companies being formed                             that was both mentally and socially enriching. I played with
(high blood pressure) that play a role in                              at the time and I always want to choose the                        to help improve the image of the doctors.                            the Slovenian-American Button Box Club of Melvindale,
mortality.”                                                            right product for me, so I went through the                        One reason that the companies are doing                              Mich. It gave me pleasure to play the many Slovenian songs
   The medical students get to know the                                list. There were nine formulas, including                          this is because the doctors are paying them                          my dear mother taught me as a youngster.
customers on a one-on-one basis, and so                                the sample. All were available over the                            for the service. The detailed experience of                              “I continue to enjoy flower gardening, watching baseball
the customers let the students into their                              counter, but the prices were not listed.                           a few of these companies — and doctors                               and football games, my crossword puzzles, my wonderful
space. For example, one customer, though                               What were listed were product character-                           — are recounted in the article.                                      dogs (Carmel and Jodie) and my family. I love to get out
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and enjoy my favorite meals from both Brays and Red


SNPJ Scholarship Fund Donations
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Lobster. I also enjoy receiving potica from my great-niece
                                                                                                                                                                                                               on special holidays, and letters and cards from my out-of-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               state families.”

for the months of September-November 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   On behalf of the members of Lodge 677 and the Slovene
                                                                                                                                                                                                               National Benefit Society, we extend best wishes for continued
                                                                                                                                                                                                               health and happiness to Sis. Hribar.
The Estate of Frank J. Polensek Jr.                                    SNPJ Lodge 689, Helper, Utah .....................$100             John & Luella Zibert (225), Arma, Kan. ......... $20
Macedonia, Ohio ..................................... $675.52            From Slovenian Day Picnic funds                                     In memory of Joseph Cvetas
Slovenian American Heritage Foundation,
Cleveland...................................................... $500
                                                                       Ruth Roberts (190), Birmingham, Mich.........$100                  Ann & Deborah (138) Sedora, Canonsburg, Pa...$20
                                                                                                                                             In memory of George E. Svitek
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Winter Classic Bowl rolls
Spartans Lodge 576, Cleveland ................... $450
   Representing proceeds for the Lodge 576
                                                                       SNPJ Lodge 2, LaSalle, Ill. ............................$100
                                                                       SNPJ Lodge 223, Greensburg, Pa. ...............$100
                                                                                                                                          Mr. & Mrs. Edward Engel (138) and family,
                                                                                                                                          Canonsburg, Pa. ............................................ $20
                                                                                                                                                                                                             into Strabane, Sygan Lodges
   booth at Slovenefest                                                                                                                                                                                         WINTER CLASSIC 2012              “LocaL,” an acoustic variety
                                                                                                                                              In memory of Mary “Mitzie” Mavrich                                       FROM PAGE 1
                                                                       Mary Ann Erzen, Pittsburgh ........................... $50                                                                                                                band, from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m.
California Federation of SNPJ Lodges ......... $406                       In memory of William T. Erzen                                         The following donations were made                            bowling weekend filled with         On Saturday, Feb. 18, the enter-
    Fifty percent of profit and total guest donations                                                                                          in memory of Bro. Michael R. Prebeg:                          fun and fraternalism. All SNPJ      tainment will continue at Sygan
    from Federation’s Vinska Trgatev                                   Excelsiors Lodge 721, Aliquippa, Pa. ............. $50                                                                                bowlers are invited and encour-     Lodge 6 featuring the music
                                                                                                                                          Rodney & Katherine Michalka, Belton, Mo. ..$1,000
Slovene National Home Association,                                     Mary Pluth (142), Escondido, Calif. ................ $30                                                                              aged to participate in this tour-   of the Johnny Koenig Band
Johnstown, Pa. ............................................. $300         In memory of Joseph Cvetas                                      SNPJ Lodge 89, Midway, Pa. ........................$100            nament. Food will be available      from 8 p.m. until midnight.
                                                                                                                                          Rebecca Michalka, Midway, Pa. .................... $50             at both Lodges throughout the          The entry form for the 2012
Pioneer Lodge 559, Chicago........................ $275                SNPJ Lodge 225, Girard, Kan. ....................... $30                                                                              weekend.                            SNPJ Winter Classic Bowling
   In memory of recently deceased members                                In memory of Albert Pike                                         Al Murman, Midway, Pa.................................. $50            Be sure to visit Strabane       Tournament is available online
   Eleanore O’Brien, Julie Zbacnik, Joseph
                                                                                                                                          Sam & Dawn Reno ......................................... $40      Lodge 138 Friday evening,           on the athletics page at www.
   Marentich, Emilie Matiasek, Frances Duff,                           SNPJ Lodge 225, Girard, Kan. ....................... $30                                                                              Feb. 17, for entertainment by       snpj.org.
   Georgia Podbevsek, Henry Marentic, Elsie                              In memory of Lucy Gorence                                        John & Jamie Michalka .................................. $30
   Lager, Lois J. Pirman, Edward Norris and
                                                                       Frances Gaudio (158), Mentor, Ohio .............. $25              Margaret Puchaney, Canonsburg, Pa. ........... $25
   Eillene R. Crichton
Spartans Lodge 576, Cleveland ....................$100
                                                                          In memory of Michael Gerl                                       Mike & Debbie Biron, Batavia, Ohio ............... $25             Plans underway for the
   In memory of deceased members                                       Louis & Nancy Koutoulakis (721), Aliquippa, Pa. ..$20              Jeff & Cindy Derrico ........................................$10
                                                                                                                                                                                                             2012 Young Adult Conference
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2012 YAC                 send an introductory packet to

          SNPJ Recommender Program                                                                                                                                                                                     FROM PAGE 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                             registration process for del-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             egates will handled be via
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 each delegate via e-mail. All
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 delegates must complete and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 return the registration form
                                                                                                                                                                                                             e-mail, so be sure to give your     that is included in the intro-
  The SNPJ Recommender Program provides an                                                                        I would like to introduce                                                                  Lodge secretary your current        ductory packet in order to be
  opportunity for adult members to encourage                                                                                                                                                                 e-mail address to include on        completely registered for the
                                                                                       _________________________________________                                                                             the election form.                  conference. Delegates will be
  family, friends, children and acquaintances to join
                                                                                                                                                                                                                You must contact your            reimbursed for travel expenses.
  the Slovene National Benefit Society and take                                                                     for SNPJ membership                                                                      Lodge secretary to become a             The completed Young
  advantage of SNPJ’s competitive products and                                                                                                                                                               Young Adult representative.         Adult Conference registra-
  numerous fraternal benefits. Not only will you                                       Please contact: __________________________________________
                                                                                                                 (Parent or guardian if under age 18)                                                        Please do not contact the Home      tion form must be returned
  be helping a friend and strengthening our Society,                                   Address: _______________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Office with a request to attend     to the Fraternal Department
  you’ll also be receiving benefits yourself.                                                                                                                                                                the conference.                     no later than May 21, even if
                                                                                       _______________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Once the completed Lodge         the delegate is driving to the
                                                                                       City/State/Zip: ___________________________________________
  Recommender Benefits                                                                 Phone: (                 ) _________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Delegate Election Form is
                                                                                                                                                                                                             received at the Home Office,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 conference.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     I look forward to seeing you
   • Receive $10 for each valid referral submitted.                                    Indicate Preferred Agent ___________________________________                                                          the Fraternal Department will       at a fraternal event soon...
                                                                                                                             (Optional)
   • Every valid referral earns the recommender
     one chance in the Quarterly Drawing for an
     opportunity to win $100.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Membership Certificate Holders
   • Every valid referral also earns the recommender                                   Address: _______________________________________________                                                                    ANNUAL MEETING
     one chance in the Year-end Drawing for an                                         _______________________________________________________                                                                           Slovenian Society Home
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sunday, February 12, 2012
        valid referral, you                                                                 Each individual must be informed that an agent will contact him/her and the referral                                         at 2 p.m. in the Lower Hall
                                                                                           must have some interest in SNPJ in order for the recommender to be considered valid.
      have the opportunity                                                                                    Complete this coupon and return to                                                                        We invite all certificate holders
        to earn a total of                                                                                    Slovene National Benefit Society                                                                    and Lodge & Club representatives to attend.
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                                                                                                                                                                                            January 25, 2012
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Cicero Nieghbors Lodge 449 making plans for a new year of activity
      by TINA RIGLER               lowing dates: Feb. 18 (we will           Lodge members also se-
Lodge 449 Secretary/Treasurer      be playing card bingo after the       lected their four activities for
CICERO, Ill. — Cicero              meeting, please bring a $1 gift),     2012 to be held on the same
Neighbors Lodge 449 members        May 19, Aug. 18 and Nov. 17.          day as the regularly scheduled
held their annual meeting Nov.         Our Lodge recently enrolled       meetings.
20, 2011. All officers were in     youth member Maja Vucinic,               A Federation report was
attendance except auditors Tru-    the daughter of Miss SNPJ             presented by Lodge 449 rep-
dy Schulz and Marija Rigler.       1987 Mary Ann Racic Vucinic           resentatives and included an
Secretary Tina Rigler read all     and Robert Vucinic.                   update of the dinner dance
communications received from           During the annual meeting,        and details regarding the chil-
the Home Office and presented      it was approved that members          dren’s Christmas party. The
a financial report. An annual      will not have to pay Lodge dues       next Federation meeting will
audit will be conducted during     for 2012. Election of officers        be held in January, and plans
the next meeting.                  was held with the following of-       will be made regarding the
    Members approved that all      ficers being elected: President       annual dinner dance scheduled
youth members who did not          Vince Rigler, Vice President          in August. The meeting awards
attend the Chicago District        Jan Maresh, Recording Secre-          were won by Vince Rigler and
Federation Christmas party         tary Edward Dabrowski, Sec-           Elinore Laben. All members
will receive a $5 gift from the    retary/Treasurer Tina Rigler,         enjoyed the holiday luncheon
Lodge. Nine youth members at-      Sergeant-at-Arms Justina Da-          following the meeting.
tended the Christmas party that    browski, and auditors Elinore            I wish all members a healthy
was held Dec. 3, 2011, and four    Laben, Justin Rigler and Marija       new year and look forward to
of those youth members par-        Rigler.                               seeing more of our members at
ticipated in the talent program.       Our representatives to the        our next meeting, which will be
    As a notice to all members,    Chicago District Federation are       held Saturday, Feb. 18, begin-
Lodge 449 will meet four times     Justina Dabrowski, Tina Rigler        ning at 10:30 a.m. at the Rigler    During their annual meeting,
in 2012. The meetings sched-       and Vince Rigler; the alternates      home, 1116 Berkley Lane in          Cicero Neighbors Lodge 449
uled for 2012 will be held at      are Edward Dabrowski, Marija          Lemont. Please call (630) 257-      members gathered for dinner
                                                                                                              before enjoying polka music
10:30 a.m. at the home of Sec-     Rigler and Jan Maresh. Con-           5051 if you need directions,
                                                                                                                  performed by EDWARD
retary Tina Rigler, 1116 Berk-     gratulations to all officers and      and don’t forget your $1 gift        DABROWSKI, and JUSTIN
ley Lane in Lemont on the fol-     representatives.                      to play card bingo.                        and JASON RIGLER.




                                                                                                    Lodge 2 returns 2011 slate of officers
                                                                                                          by DELORES SPELICH               and performers they have brought           Lodge books were in order. Our
                                                                                                        Lodge 2 Secretary/Treasurer        for us to enjoy. We will keep              next meeting will be Monday,
                                                                                                    LA SALLE, Ill. — Petdeset              coming back!                               April 9, at The Dickinson House,
                                                                                                    for Petkovsek! The Thanksgiv-             The Lodge 2 holiday luncheon            Oglesby, Ill. We will honor
                                                                                                    ing polka event at Cleveland’s         was successful. We wondered                member Eugene Jakse with a pot
                                                                                                    Marriott Hotel was such a huge         why Ray Miklavcic was a no-                luck. Please mark your calendar
                                                                                                    success. Tony celebrated 50 years      show; we were with him twice               and join us.
                                                                                                    on the air and 70 years on earth.      the week before. We found out                 Lodge 2 member and our
                                                                                                    Congratulations again to Tony,         he was unexpectedly admitted               neighbor, Ray Mallie, passed
                                                                                                    an ambitious Slovenian who is          to the hospital with pneumonia.            away Dec. 8. Ray lost his wife
                                                                                                    keeping our heritage alive. What       Best wishes for a speedy recov-            of 70 years, Mary, this past June.
                                                                                                    a milestone!                           ery, Ray.                                  Our sincere condolences go out
                                                                                                        We had a marvelous time dur-          The new SNPJ calendars were             to his four children and their
Lodge 2 members gathered Dec. 12 for a holiday luncheon.                                            ing the Thanksgiving weekend,          distributed. Anyone who wants              families.
                                                                                                    dancing to the many great bands        one may call us. Thank you to                 Congratulations to the follow-
                                                                                                    and visiting with friends from         the Home Office for sending                ing for celebrating membership
    [Seated, from left]                                                                             all over the states. Alex Meixner      them, along with other gifts for           anniversaries: 50-year member
       JAN GRUDEN,                                                                                  and Klancnik were complimented         our members.                               Gloria Linder, 60-year member
         LIZ TOMSIC,
         ED TOMSIC,
                                                                                                    by the crowd with standing ova-           All Lodge officers graciously           Betty Franzen, 70-year member
   MARIE VIDETICH,                                                                                  tions. Frank Bucar from Duluth,        agreed to serve another year.              Louis Resetich and 80-year mem-
[standing] DOLORES                                                                                  Minn., and his Singing Slovenes        Our officers are President Ray             ber William Gregorich. Birthday
     SPELICH, JACK                                                                                  in costume had us staying up late      Miklavcic, Vice President Jea-             celebrants are Rebecca Best, Jan
       VIDETICH and                                                                                 to clap, dance and sing. What fun!     nette Ravnikar, Recording Sec-             Bly, Robert Church, Jean Baiz,
    ELMER SPELICH                                                                                   Saturday’s Awards Show was out-        retary Eleanor Kuhar, Secretary/           Jan Ernat, Juanita Koch, Carol
  at the Thanksgiving                                                                               standing and truly professional.       Treasurer Delores Spelich, and             Sauter, Jerome Wojciechowski
   polka event held in
       November 2011
                                                                                                    It was the best one yet.               auditors Mary Rudzinski and                and Jean Zoran.
        at Cleveland’s                                                                                  Thanks to Tony and his tireless    Elmer Spelich.                                Happy, healthy wishes to ev-
        Marriott Hotel.                                                                             committee for the many programs           The auditors reported that the          eryone in SNPJland for 2012.



  50-Year Members                                                        Warm up a chilly January at Sygan Lodge 6
  January 2012                                                                      by FRANK T. WRIGHT                   p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.              no walk-ins please. The entry fee of $21
                                                                                          Lodge 6                            The Pittsburgh Area Jitterbug Club is       per person must be paid when signing up.
  Lodge     Member                 Lodge      Member
   A02      Joseph G. Depp          289       Stephanie Smaila           SYGAN, Pa. — For those of you who               scheduled in the Sunshine Room Satur-           All winners will be paid the same day.
     1      Patricia A. Deyoung     449       Jeannine Ceferin-Burdick   weren’t able to make the Lodge 6 events         day, Jan. 21. Visit their web site, www.            If you’re looking for an opening to bowl
     6      Nancy J. Koczaja        475       Edward Fumich              planned during the first half of January,       pittsburghareajitterbugclub.com, for more       at Sygan Lodge 6, give Bowling Manager
     6      Raymond W. Sperring     518       Marianne D. Bard           you don’t want to miss out on all the great     information.                                    John Beno a call at (724) 693-2711 to see
    31      Sandra J. Furlan        518       Theresa M. Rugel           activities we have planned for the second           Lodge 6 will be playing bar bingo           which leagues have openings.
   89       Paul D. Lautar          559       Richard Hassman            half of the month.                              Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the downstairs               Our downstairs bar opens at 3 p.m.
   158      Carol Rosenthal         584       Rose L. Gatto                 Youth Circle 36 bowlers, if you haven’t      bar starting at 7 p.m. Players can purchase     every day, and happy hour runs from 4 to 6
   216      Dorothy K. Gilbert      603       Veronica Fleming           been to bowling recently you’ll want to         as many bingo sheets as they like at the        p.m. Monday through Friday. We also have
   225      Marion E. Kobak         603       Mary J. Luznar             make sure you bowl Jan. 22 and welcome          beginning of each game. The cost of each        two dart boards, two pool tables, a mega
   225      JoAnn Vinardi           689       Lynn D. Faylor             new Youth Circle Director Bridget Grejda.       sheet is $1 and offers four bingo cards per     touch machine and a new Internet jukebox.
   265      John L. Yanosik         723       Donald J. Mattinson        Welcome, Bridget! Youth Circle 36 will          sheet. We play nine regular games, two              For more information regarding any of
   289      Henry E. Zadel          729       Martin F. Muzar            bowl Sundays, Jan. 22 and 29, and Feb.          specials and one coverall.                      the above events, log onto www.sygan.net
   289      James Strenski                                               12. Bowling begins at noon.                         A 9-pin no-tap singles bowling tourna-      and click on the “Special Events” tab or
                                                                            Lodge 6 insured bowlers, don’t forget        ment is planned Sunday, Feb. 26. One shift      “Sunday Dance” tab for dance information,
                                                                         that the Winter Classic Bowling Tourna-         of bowling will begin at noon. This tourna-     or on the “Clubroom Events” tab to see
  60-Year Members                                                        ment entry deadline is Jan. 27.
                                                                            The Polka Quads and the Mikey Dee
                                                                                                                         ment is open to the first 48 bowlers who
                                                                                                                         sign-up and pay. Each bowler will bowl
                                                                                                                                                                         what’s going on downstairs with Margie.
                                                                                                                                                                         You can also find us on Facebook at
  January 2012                                                           Band will be playing in the Sunshine Room       four games; the highest three game scores       snpjsygan@gmail.com. You can also con-
  Lodge     Member                 Lodge      Member                     Sunday, Jan. 29. The doors will open at 1       will be used. Please see Bob or Margie          tact Jim Curl by phoning (412) 257-4007
   A01      Joseph C. Stollmayer    218       Franklin C. Zadel          p.m. and the bands will play from 2 to 8        Wasky to register or for more information;      or e-mailing jim@sygan.net.
    3       Josephine L. Rovan      225       William J. LaSota
    5
    5
    6
            Robert Zeleznik
            Lillian J. Pierce
            Gertrude A. Hale
                                    225
                                    559
                                    713
                                              Helen Zagar
                                              Irene M. Odorizzi
                                              John A. Hribar
                                                                         Plenty of fun awaits at 2012 Florida SNPJ Days
                                                                                SAMSULA FUN                  President Bill Benedict will be
    6       Joseph J. Ferencic      723       George F. Kohler                     FROM PAGE 1               on hand to help out with the                Head to the
   153      Mary L. Cambert         786       Jean F. Koci                                                                                         Samsula Lodge
                                                                             The members of Lodge 603        festivities. The bar will be open
   190      Josephine Bopp                                                                                                                               603 Hall on
                                                                         are looking forward to a visit      for the cook-off.
                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, Feb.
                                                                         from Miss SNPJ 2012 Danielle            Ruth Benedict is serving
  70-Year Members
                                                                                                                                                 18, to help stretch
                                                                         Brand, who is a member of           as chairperson for the annual       the strudel dough
                                                                         Lodge 6 in Sygan, Pa., and          apple strudel baking session             in preparation
  January 2012                                                           SNPJ National Secretary Karen       held in preparation for Florida      for Florida SNPJ
                                                                         Pintar, who will be represent-      SNPJ Days. She plans to start at     Days, scheduled
  Lodge     Member                 Lodge      Member                                                                                                      March 2-4.
     2      Louis I. Resetich       138       Andrew Senkinc             ing the SNPJ Home Office in         9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. If you
     5      Angela M. Batulewich    268       Frances Baldrica           Imperial, Pa.                       can come and lend a hand or         for a visit with her cousin, yours     have returned home to Samsula
     5      Frank Konestabo         321       Walter M. Luketic              Florida SNPJ Days will be a     two, it would be appreciated.       truly, Jeannette Humphrey.             after spending several weeks
     6      Dorothy Seles           371       Mary J. Vaculin            fun time for all. The Lodge 603         Ruth and George Benedict        After spending the day, Kathy          during the holidays at their
     6      Elizabeth Pokrajac      577       Mary L. Penny              vice president and social direc-    arrived home safely after vaca-     traveled to the Palm Coast to          home in Virginia.
    34      Joseph A. Banich        614       Mary Vadnal                tor is serving as chairperson for   tioning in Hawaii. While there,     visit her brother, Ray Hafner,            For several weeks now,
    53      Stanley Tomsick         626       Joseph Bischak             our event this year and she has     George attended the Farm            and his family. Ray and his            Lodge 603 Secretary Mary Ann
    53      Frances Wilson          665       Edward A. Chrnart          organized a terrific weekend.       Bureau Association conven-          wife, Maureen, were here for           Reichel has been ill at home
   126      Emma Welo               679       Edward Pavletich           We hope you come and bring          tion. He currently serves as        several weeks from their home          under the care of her husband,
   138      Louise M. Brehm                                              several of your friends so they     Volusia County Farm Bureau          in Billerica, Mass. Kathy,             John. Mary Ann will soon be
                                                                         can enjoy themselves too.           president. According to Ruth,       Ray and their families then            sending out statements for our
                                                                             The Lodge 603 Hall is host-     “The weather was perfect            traveled to Palatka, Fla., for         local Lodge dues, which are $6.
       80-Year Members                                                   ing a venison cook-off Satur-
                                                                         day, Jan. 28, starting at 3 p.m.
                                                                                                             during this trip to Hawaii. We
                                                                                                             enjoyed the area’s many sites,
                                                                                                                                                 a get-together at the home of
                                                                                                                                                 their brother, Jerry Hafner, and
                                                                                                                                                                                        You may send her your check
                                                                                                                                                                                        by mail to 437 North Samsula
                      January 2012                                       Admission is $5 and includes        along with the many beautiful       his wife, Jane. They were also         Dr., New Smyrna Beach, FL
                  Lodge      Member                                      a meal. Pauline Lockwood is         flowers in bloom this time of       joined by sister Dee Dumas and         32168.
                    31       Anton Garm                                  the chairperson for this event.     year. We also consumed quite a      her husband, Mike. The Hafner             We’re looking forward to
                   138       John Martincic                              She plans to make some col-         supply of fresh pineapple.”         siblings are lifelong members          seeing you once again during
                   371       Frank Moskon                                lard greens and other southern          Kathy Hafner-Carmichael         of Lodge 603.                          our annual Florida SNPJ Days
                                                                         foods to serve with the venison.    was in from Tallahassee, Fla.,          Mary and Jack Pleterski            weekend!
8          PROSVETA
           January 25, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                            www.snpj.org • prosveta@snpj.com



                                                                                 SNPJ fraternal sympathies
  sis. aNN e. Gukich                                                                                        lung cancer.                        March 10, 1937, a son of the           served in the U.S. Navy. He
     • Lodge 764 •                                                                                              Bro. Johnston was born June     late Vincent and Lucy (Liberto)        was the assistant fire chief for
                                                                                                            25, 1950, in Sewickley, Pa., the    Provenza. Joe retired from             the City of South Euclid for 27
MILWAUKEE — The mem-                                                                                        only child of the late Gale and     Landmark Security Transpor-            years, retiring in 1984.
bers of Lodge 764 sadly                                                                                     Mary Johnston. Kenneth was          tation. He was a former correc-            Surviving are a daughter,
announce the Nov. 3, 2011,                                                                                  a former employee of Crucible       tional officer for the Allegheny       Susan Glavac; two sons, Ray-
passing of Sis. Ann E. Gukich,                                                                              Steel, where he worked as a         County Correction Institution,         mond J. (Marilou) Glavac Jr.
88, at Angels Grace Hospice,                                                                                welder in Midland, Pa., and was     and a U.S. Army veteran.               and Richard D. (Jayne) Glavac;
Oconomowoc, Wis.                                                                                            a current employee of US Air-           Joe was the director of the        three grandsons, Richard J.,
    Ann was born Aug. 30,                                                                                   ways as a fleet service agent,      Verona Zoning Hearing Board            Nicholas and Christopher; and
1923, to the late Louis and                                                                                 working in both Pittsburgh and      and a Verona Auxiliary police-         many nieces and nephews.
Mary (Winkler) Rebernisek.                                                                                  Philadelphia. He honorably          man for many years. He served              He was preceded in death by
On Jan. 27, 1945, she was                                                                                   served our country as an Army       as treasurer of SNPJ Lodge 216         his wife, Lucy (Lipold) Glavac;
united in marriage to Eli Gu-                                                                               Specialist in Germany during        for 19 years and as an auditor         a sister, Ann Zadnik; and a
kich, who preceded her in death                                                                             the Vietnam War.                    for the American-Slovene               brother, William Glavac.
on July 16, 1977.                       Sis. ANN E. GUKICH (764)          Bro. FRANK J. STURM (254)             In addition to 43 years of      Radio Program. Joe also vol-               Services were celebrated
    Sis. Gukich was the loving                                                                              membership with SNPJ Lodge          unteered for many SNPJ and             Dec. 15, 2011, at St. John of the
mother of two children, Mark         National Benefit Society, we       American Legion Post 970 and        721, he also belonged to the        National Health Federation             Cross Catholic Church, Euclid.
Gukich and Milan (Lora May)          offer our sympathies to Sis.       SNPJ Lodge 254.                     Chippewa Evangelical Free           activities.                            The Rev. Salavatore Ruggeri
Gukich. She was a proud Gold         Gukich’s family, relatives and         Along with his wife, Bro.       Church. In his spare time he            Bro. Provenza is survived by       of the church officiated. Burial
Star Mother, a member of the         friends on their loss.             Sturm owned and operated a          enjoyed gardening and was           his wife, Lodge 216 Secretary          followed in All Souls Cemetery
Catholic Study Group and a                                              greenhouse from where he sold       an avid golfer. He was also         Sylvia Kresevich Provenza,             in Chardon Township.
                                                                        plants for more than 40 years.      proud to have earned a black        to whom he was mar ried for                On behalf of the members
member of SNPJ Lodge 764              Bro. FraNk J. sturm
for over 60 years.                                                      He helped his son Frank build       belt, third degree, in Tang         52 years; a son, Joseph A.             of Lodge 158 and the Slovene
                                         • Lodge 254 •                  his home, and he loved to grow      Soo Do.                             (Kimberly) Provenza; and a             National Benefit Society, we
    In addition to her husband,
Ann was preceded in death by         BON AIR, Pa. — With sad-           giant pumpkins. He belonged             Surviving are his wife, Rose    granddaughter, Jennifer Marie          offer our sympathies to Bro.
a son, Lance Cpl. Michael Gu-        ness, the members of Lodge         to the Giant Pumpkin Growers        (Laurito) Johnston; two sons        Provenza. He is also survived          Glavac’s family, relatives and
kich; her daughter, Mary Ann;        254 announce the Nov. 28,          Association; his largest gourd      and daughters-in-law, Kenneth       by three sisters, Mary (Ed-            friends on their loss.
three brothers, John, Frank and      2011, passing of Bro. Frank J.     weigh more than 600 pounds.         II (Patty) Johnston of Beaver,      ward) Gorshin of Plum, Pa.,
Martin Rebernisek; two sisters,      Sturm, 88, of Park Hill, Pa., at       Frank was preceded in death     Pa., and Casey (Kamela) John-       Lucy (Dudley) Herrington                sis. carol a. ruskiN
Mary Bistan and Josephine            Memorial Medical Center.           by his parents; two brothers,       ston of Chippewa Twp., Pa.;         of Oakmont, Pa., and Sally
                                                                        Joseph and Anthony; his step-       two grandsons, Brandin and          (Russel) Stark of California;                • Lodge 33 •
Zinko; and a longtime friend,           Bro. Sturm was born Aug.
Joe Kokosin.                         8, 1923, in Johnstown, Pa., a      mother, Jenny; and a step-          Josh Hutchison; a mother-in-        two brothers, Charles (Di-             AMBRIDGE, Pa. — The
    A Mass of Christian Burial       son of Anthony and Josephine       sister, Sylvia. He is survived      law, Sophie Laurito; several        Manda) Provenza of Florida,            members of Lodge 33 sadly
was celebrated Nov. 9, 2011,         (Braisel) Sturm.                   by his loving wife of 65 years,     nieces and nephews; and many        and Vincent (Dolly) Provenza           announce the Dec. 11, 2011,
at St. Mary’s Catholic Church,          Frank a was former Mer-         Vera (Martincic) Sturm; three       caring friends. In addition to      of Oakmont; a sister-in-law,           passing of Sis. Carol A. (Paslo-
Waukesha, Wis. Interment             chant Marine and a retired         children, Virginia Ressler of       his parents, he was preceded        Dorothy Kresevich (Ralph)              sky) Ruskin, 60, of Baden, Pa.,
follow at Mount Olivet Cem-          machinist from Penn Machine        Riverside, Calif., Margie (Bill)    in death by his father-in-law,      Gilbert: and nephews Richard           in her home surrounded by her
etery.                               Co. with 42 years of service. He   Zimmerman of Cramer, Pa.,           Nick A. Laurito, and a brother-     and Randall Gilbert.                   loving family.
    On behalf of the members         was a member of St. Therese        and Frank (Wanda Holton)            in-law, Nick C. Laurito.                Services for Bro. Provenza             Sis. Ruskin was born Aug.
of Lodge 764 and the Slovene         Catholic Church, Park Hill         Sturm of Mineral Point, Pa.;            Services for Bro. Johnston      were celebrated Dec. 14, 2011,         1, 1951, in Sewickley, Pa., a
                                                                        and his grandchildren, Eric and     were celebrated Dec. 13, 2011,      at Burket-Truby Funeral Home           daughter of Agnes (Tekstar)
                                                                        Aaron Ressler, Bill and Melissa     in the Chippewa Evangelical         Cremation and Alternative              Paslosky of Ambridge and the
                                                                        Zimmerman and fiance Matt           Free Church, officiated by Pas-     Services, Inc., Oakmont, Pa.           late Paul Paslosky. She was
PROSVETA Crossword                                                      McKenry, and Dan Sturm.
                                                                            A funeral Mass was cel-
                                                                                                            tor Bill Walder. Interment fol-
                                                                                                            lowed at Mt. Olivet Cemetery,
                                                                                                                                                with the Revs. Alfred and
                                                                                                                                                Donna Ketley, and Fr. John
                                                                                                                                                                                       employed as a manager for the
                                                                                                                                                                                       Family Dollar store in Baden.
     2011 IN REVIEW (#0112) solution                                    ebrated Dec. 2, 2011, at St.
                                                                        Therese Catholic Church with
                                                                                                            Aliquippa, with the Beaver
                                                                                                            County Special Unit conduct-
                                                                                                                                                Izrael officiating. Interment
                                                                                                                                                followed in Verona Cemetery,
                                                                                                                                                                                           Surviving, in addition to
                                                                                                                                                                                       her mother, are her husband,
                                                                        Father Bernard Karmonocky,          ing full military honors.           Oakmont.                               Michael C. Ruskin; a son,
                                                                        OFM. Com mittal services                On behalf of the members            On behalf of the members           Daniel Ruskin; a daughter,
                                                                        took place in Grandview             of Lodge 721 and the Slovene        of Lodge 216 and the Slovene           Cathy (Andrew) Heist of
                                                                        Cemetery.                           National Benefit Society, we        National Benefit Society, we           Baden; a brother, Paul (Linda)
                                                                            On behalf of the members        offer our sympathies to Bro.        extend our condolences to Bro.         Paslosky Jr. of Dayton, Ohio;
                                                                        of Lodge 254 and the Slovene        Johnston’s family, relatives and    Provenza’s family, relatives           and her loving and faith ful
                                                                        National Benefit Society, we        friends on their loss.              and friends on their loss.             four-legged companion of 17
                                                                        extend sincere condolences to                                                                                  years, Slinky.
                                                                        Bro. Sturm’s family, relatives      Bro. JosePh c. ProveNza             Bro. raymoNd Glavac sr.                    Services for Sis. Ruskin
                                                                        and friends on their loss.                                                                                     were celebrated Dec. 14, 2011,
                                                                                                            • Lodge 216 Treasurer •                  • Lodge 158 •
                                                                                                                                                                                       at John Syka Funeral Home
                                                                        Bro. keNNeth c. JohNstoN            VERONA, Pa. — With sad-             EUCLID, Ohio — The mem-                Inc., Ambridge. Private inter-
                                                                             • Lodge 721 •                  ness, the members of Lodge          bers of Lodge 158 sadly                ment followed in Economy
                                                                                                            216 announce the Dec. 10,           announce the Dec. 10, 2011,            Cemetery.
                                                                        ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — The                2011, passing of Bro. Joseph        passing of Bro. Raymond J.                 On behalf of the members
                                                                        members of Lodge 721 sadly          C. Provenza, 74, while sur-         Glavac Sr., 81, of Euclid, at          of Lodge 33 and the Slovene
                                                                        announce the Dec. 9, 2011,          rounded by loving family and        Heartland of Mentor, Ohio.             National Benefit Society, we
                                                                        passing of Bro. Kenneth C.          close friends following a brief         Born Feb. 4, 1930, in Cleve-       extend our condolences to Sis.
                                                                        Johnston, 61, of Industry, Pa.,     illness.                            land, Raymond was a veteran            Ruskin’s family, relatives and
                                                                        after a courageous battle with          Bro. Provenza was born          of the Korean Conflict, having         friends on their loss.


                                                                        SNPJ mourns passing of former editor, executive officer
                                                                                      EDITOR JEREB                      the management of the Society’s publica-       read. His intelligence and fraternal nature
  DEATHS REPORTED                                                                       FROM PAGE 1
                                                                        He was chosen and served on several
                                                                                                                        tions, PROSVETA (both weekly and daily)
                                                                                                                        and The Voice of Youth. The position also
                                                                                                                                                                       were recognized throughout SNPJ. Bro.
                                                                                                                                                                       Jereb’s contributions to the Society and
  For the month of December 2011                                        convention committees as well.                  made him a member of the SNPJ Executive        his promotion of its values and ideals are
                                    DATE OF                                An excellent writer, he contributed          Committee and National Board.                  forever invaluable to SNPJ.
  LODGE      NAME                    DEATH CITY/STATE                   numerous articles over the years reporting         In fact, he was SNPJ’s last elected            Bro. Jereb is survived by his loving
      2      Robert C. Gensler II   09-05-11     Garland, Texas         on his Lodge activities as well as other        editor, as the position was removed from       wife of 57 years, Dorothy; four sons,
      2      Edward J. Volk          05-12-10    Peru, Ill.             interesting topics and observations. He was     the Executive Committee during the 1978        Kenneth of Grayslake, Ill., Gary (Renee)
      2      Raymond Mallie          12-08-11    Peru, Ill.             a well-known PROSVETA scribe.                   convention with the discontinuance of the      of Cary, Ill., Gregory of Grayslake, Ill.,
      6      Richard Chappel         11-24-11    Cecil, Pa.                The SNPJ membership took note of his         daily PROSVETA. Bro. Jereb served from         and William of Aurora, Ill.; and two grand-
      6      Jacqueline Kopach       11-24-11    Pittsburgh, Pa.        journalistic skills and elected Bro. Jereb as   1975 through 1978 as the elected editor,       daughters, Melanie and Amy. He was
      6      Alverna Dalby           12-01-11    Knoxville, Tenn.       the SNPJ Managing Editor during the 20th        and continued as editor until September        preceded in death by a brother, Frank, in
      6      Raymond F. Banks        11-15-11    Bridgeville, Pa.       National Convention held in September           1979.                                          1969. Memorial services were celebrated
     33      Carol A. Ruskin          12-11-11   Baden, Pa.             1974. As editor, he was responsible for            His insightful articles were a joy to       Dec. 9, 2011.
     87      Louise Goodish          11-25-11    Upper St. Clair, Pa.
    106      Mary L. Kozak           11-20-11    Pittsburgh, Pa.

                                                                            PROSVETA 2012 Publication Dates
    106      George H. Snarey        11-26-11    Carnegie, Pa.
    126      Evelyn J. Buncic        11-02-11    Cleveland, Ohio
    138      Mary Mavrich             11-17-11   Canonsburg, Pa.
    138      Josephine Pshick        11-13-11    Sinking Spring, Pa.                  JANUARY 2012                                    MAY 2012                                     SEPTEMBER 2012
    142      Dale J. Strancar        12-05-11    Mentor, Ohio
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    257      Edward M. Krivec        11-14-11    Norco, Calif.
    257      Helen C. Hechmer        12-06-11    Ocala, Fla.               8      9    10 11 12 13 14                     6     7     8   9 10            11 12          2     3         4      5     6      7  8
    268      Sophie Adams           09-05-10     Sterling, Va.            15     16    17 18 19 20 21                    13    14    15 16 17             18 19          9 10           11     12    13     14 15
    268      Albert Yerich           12-07-11    Minneapolis, Minn.       22     23    24 25 26 27 28                    20    21    22 23 24             25 26        16 17            18     19    20     21 22
    292      Helen Mocyunas         04-02-09     Charleston, S.C.                                                                                                      23
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    518      Ann J. Mattivi          10-26-11    Riverview, Mich.
    564      Evelyn Sunich           10-23-11    St.ClairShores,Mich.
    564      Annie Kurent             11-17-11   Sarasota, Fla.                     FEBRUARY 2012                                     JUNE 2012                                       OCTOBER 2012
    566      Matilda E. Gradwell     10-15-11    Willoughby, Ohio                         1   2             3  4                                           1  2                 1       2  3    4  5 6
    577      Millie A. Thompson      09-16-11    Aurora, Colo.
                                                                           5      6    7  8   9            10 11          3     4     5         6    7     8  9         7       8       9 10 11 12 13
    584      Edith Kuehl             11-21-11    Sussex, Wis.
    584      Lucille Elfering        09-12-11    Kenosha, Wis.            12     13 14 15 16               17 18         10    11    12        13   14    15 16        14      15      16 17 18 19 20
    584      Hilda Bevel             11-22-11    Oakcreek, Wis.           19     20 21 22 23               24 25         17    18    19        20   21    22 23        21      22      23 24 25 26 27
  	 584	     Steffie	Schwartz	       11-07-11	   Broken	Arrow,	Okla.      26     27 28 29                                24    25    26        27   28    29 30        28      29      30 31
  	 584	     Mildred	Butterfield	   10-09-11	    Wauwatosa,	Wis.
    584      William R. Jereb        12-03-11    Park City, Ill.
    603      Daniel D. Johnson      02-06-06     Cocoa, Fla.                          MARCH 2012                                      JULY 2012                                  NOVEMBER 2012
    603      John E. Vukelich        10-18-11    Nashville, Tenn.                              1            2     3       1     2     3   4    5           6  7                            1   2  3
    626      Anna Gardner           10-05-11     Phoeniz, Ariz.            4      5    6  7    8            9    10       8     9    10 11 12             13 14         4       5   6  7   8   9 10
    665      Amelia Yagesh           07-15-11    Bridgeville, Pa.         11     12   13 14 15             16    17      15    16    17 18 19             20 21        11      12 13 14 15 16 17
    665      Joseph C. Thomas        12-12-11    Pittsburgh, Pa.
    665      Mario LeDonne           11-24-11    Verona, Pa.              18     19   20 21 22             23    24      22    23    24 25 26             27 28        18      19 20 21 22 23 24
    677      Julia M. Benedict      08-04-08     Warren, Mich.            25     26   27 28 29             30    31      29    30    31                                25      26 27 28 29 30
    713      Barbara A. Durick      06-06-11     Verona, Pa.
    713      Frank Dougan            07-14-11    Verona, Pa.                           APRIL 2012                                   AUGUST 2012                                       DECEMBER 2012
    715      Charles V. Hake         11-25-11    Pulaski, Pa.
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    721      Mildred Valasek        12-04-10     Aliquippa, Pa.
    721      Alice Joan Beiter       09-27-11    Cheektowaga, N.Y.         8      9    10 11 12            13 14          5     6     7  8   9            10 11          2       3       4      5     6      7     8
    738      Margaret F. Bisiack    11-30-08     Moclips, Wash.           15     16    17 18 19            20 21         12    13    14 15 16             17 18          9 10           11     12    13     14    15
    764      Ann E. Gukich           11-03-11    Waukesha, Wis.           22     23    24 25 26            27 28         19    20    21 22 23             24 25        16 17            18     19    20     21    22
    764      Virginia Gleason        02-20-11    Redmond, Wash.                                                                                                        23
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    771      John J. Laney          06-09-11     Beaver Falls, Pa.
    776      Mary J. Phipps          11-06-11    Gray, Maine              Publication dates are highlighted in black boxes; deadline dates are circled. The deadline for submissions is noon
    800      James Parolini III     02-09-00     Portage, Mich.           on the Monday a week prior to the issue date, unless otherwise noted above or on the front page. Submissions
                                                 KAREN A. PINTAR          may be mailed to PROSVETA at 247 West Allegheny Road, Imperial, PA 15126; faxed to (724) 695-1555; e-mailed
                                                  National Secretary      to prosveta@snpj.com; or submitted via the Publications section of the SNPJ web site, www.snpj.org.

								
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