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prosveta News 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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 • email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Have something for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Director Kevin Richards at 1-800-843- • MAY 5-6 ............... SNPJ National Bowling Tour- nament hosted by Strabane, Pa., Lodge 7675 or e-mail email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org Director Kevin Richards at 1-800-843- For information phone the Recreation information phone the SNPJ Recreation 7675 or e-mail email@example.com. Center toll-free at 1-877-767-5732. Center toll-free at 1-877-767-5732. www.snpj.org • firstname.lastname@example.org PROSVETA January 25, 2012 3 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. 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Matos pointed out that raising aware- the exhibition had livened up Celje’s Press Agency (STA). Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. 4 PROSVETA 25. Januarja 2012 www.snpj.org • email@example.com 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!” www.snpj.org • firstname.lastname@example.org PROSVETA 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 email@example.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 www.snpj.org • firstname.lastname@example.org 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... 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City/State/Zip: ___________________________________________ 20713 Recher Avenue Phone: ( ) _________________________________________ Euclid, OH 44119 By submitting one e-mail __________________________________________________ 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. Att’n: Marketing Department $610 in cash prizes! 247 West Allegheny Road • Imperial, PA 15126 THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS www.snpj.org • email@example.com PROSVETA January 25, 2012 7 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 • firstname.lastname@example.org 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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 1 257 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 29 30 31 27 28 29 30 31 /30 24 25 26 27 28 29 518 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. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 1 721 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 29 30 26 27 28 29 30 31 /30 24/31 25 26 27 28 29 771 John J. Laney 06-09-11 Beaver Falls, Pa. 776 Mary J. 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