Your for In This Issue
Up-and-Coming Calendar of Events.......... 2
Slovenia From the Source ......................... 3
Slovenska Stran ........................................ 4
SNPJ Recommender Coupon ................... 6
Fraternal Sympathies ................................ 8
Official Publication of the Slovene National Benefit Society brief ly
YEAR CII USPS: 448-080 Home Office closed for
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2009
ISSUE 25 ISSN: 1080-0263 Christmas, New Year
IMPERIAL, Pa. — The SNPJ Home Of-
fice will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 23,
through Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of
the Christmas holiday. The Home Office
will also be closed Thursday, Dec. 31,
and Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, in celebration
Heritage Center anticipating the 2010 season
of the New Year. Normal office hours, 8
a.m. until 5 p.m., will resume Monday,
Jan. 4. We wish all SNPJ members and
friends a merry Christmas and a happy
by CAROL SADAR MARUSZAK (53) selling and promoting the cookbook. It’s because Heritage Center that is going to be expanded. New Year.
SNPJ Heritage Center Committee of everyone’s continued interest that the SNPJ Many Slovenians had jobs in the coal mines,
BOROUGH OF SNPJ, Pa. — The SNPJ Heritage Center thrives today. and the Heritage Center Committee would like
Heritage Center is busy helping Santa fulfill SNPJ Lodge 689 in Helper, Utah, donated to share those stories with others. If you, a fam- Get insight on SNPJ
wish lists with last-minute cookbook orders
and other items from the gift shop. It’s too late
$100 to the Heritage Center. Donations from
other Lodges and organizations support the
ily member or friend worked in the mines and
would like to share your personal story, please
products at Lodge 106
to receive a cookbook in time for the holidays, Heritage Center, and assist in providing upkeep, write it down and mail it to me. The stories IMPERIAL, Pa. — SNPJ Marketing Di-
but remember that special person for his or her overhead costs and sponsored programs. Thank will be shared in Prosveta and on display in rector Greg Felton will be visiting Imperi-
birthday, wedding, anniversary or other special you to Lorraine Babcock for her efforts and for the Heritage Center. I can be reached at mar- al, Pa., Lodge 106 Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.
occasion. Valentine’s Day is just around the sending the check to us. email@example.com or 2151 Larchmont The regular Lodge meeting will begin at
corner! The positive feedback and support for the 7 p.m. followed by a 15- to 20-minute
SEE HERITAGE CENTER 2010 PowerPoint presentation by Bro. Felton
The Heritage Center is closed and will reopen cookbook has been overwhelming. It has in- ON PAGE 8
Sunday, April 18, 2010. Although we are closed, spired the Heritage Center Committee to update which will cover SNPJ history, products,
cookbook orders are still being filled. Thank you displays and introduce new programs for 2010. fraternal benefits, etc. All members are
to Theresa Iskra of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, for There is a limited coal miner display in the welcome to attend to learn more about
SNPJ or to have any questions answered.
Register for e-mail notice
of insurance premiums
IMPERIAL, Pa. — SNPJ is now offering
members the opportunity to receive their
life insurance premium notices via e-mail.
To register for this service, simply phone
the SNPJ Home Office at 1-800-843-7675
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and request
to have your bills e-mailed to you. We
will be happy to send you a one-year
supply of envelopes for your use when
returning payments to the Home Office.
The number of envelopes sent will be
determined by the frequency of premium
payments you make.
Have you recommended
The Slowind Quintet from Slovenia spent a few days in California performing for guests all
along the coast. a new member lately?
Slovenia’s Slowind takes California by storm
IMPERIAL, Pa. — Be sure to take
advantage of SNPJ’s Recommender
Program which offers SNPJ members an
enhanced benefit for encouraging family,
by JEAN KOCI were Antonin Rejcha (1779-1836) of Czech were homemade and delicious. children, friends and acquaintances to join
Lodge 786 Secretary/Treasurer heritage and Gyorgy Ligeti (1923-2006) of The event was supported by many members SNPJ. The recommender will receive $10
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — What a joy to Hungary. of the parish; by students from several local high for each valid referral submitted. Every
have the wonderful Slowind Quintet visit us once A crowd of over 250 was in attendance, schools and colleges; by community members valid referral earns the recommender one
again in Laguna Niguel! The talented musicians which was a smaller crowd than in the past, who read about the event in the local news; and chance in the quarterly drawing for an
of this ensemble performed another wonderful but it was a very appreciative audience that by Slovenians from the San Fernando Valley, opportunity to win $100 and an additional
concert at St. Timothy’s Church Nov. 7. We really enjoyed the evening. The concert was the San Gabriel Valley, Palm Springs, Fontana, chance in the year-end drawing for an
were treated to an unusual selection of music by followed by a lovely reception where Matej Riverside County and all along the coastal com- opportunity to win $500. See page 6 for
composers dating as far back as the 1700s up to Šarc, Aleš Kacjan, Metod Tomac, Jurij Jenko munities. It was a joy to see younger Slovenians, the Recommender coupon.
the very youthful Nina Šenk of Slovenia. and Paulo Calligaris generously greeted and got some of whom are newcomers to Southern
The audience was surprised and in awe when acquainted with many of those in attendance. An California, connect and gather together. They
the fellows brought out wooden sticks to play
the rhythm of American Steve Reich. Slowind
abundance of potica, strudel and other pastries
was served. For the Slovenians, of course, these
urged us to keep them informed about upcoming
events. They didn’t want to go home because THE
found this music a few years ago, not in the
United States, but in Mongolia. Also featured
were familiar treats, but for many of the others,
they couldn’t believe all these lovely desserts
SEE SLOWIND STORM
ON PAGE 5
The next two PROSVETA issue dates
are Dec. 30 and Jan. 13, 2010. All mate-
rial must be received by Friday, Dec. 18,
for the Dec. 30 issue, and by Monday,
Jan. 4, for the Jan. 13 issue. If you are
running short on time and concerned
about making the deadline, try faxing
your submission to (724) 695-1555 or
• Olivia N. Jewkes • Frank J. Rote III • Ryder and Dane Feltes
Born July 29, 2008 Born June 3, 2009 Borough of SNPJ, Pa., Lodge 776
Helper, Utah, Lodge 689 Fontana, Calif., Lodge 723 The members of Lodge 776 welcome Ryder Feltes, 4, and Dane Feltes, 2, as their new-
The members of Lodge 689 welcome the Lodge 723 members welcome the newest est additions to the Lodge. Ryder and Dane are the sons of Brad (776) and Katy Feltes,
newest addition to their Lodge, Olivia Nicole addition to their Lodge, Frank J. Rote III. the grandsons of George Feltes (776), and the great-grandsons of Anna Feltes (776).
Jewkes. Olivia is the daughter of Jeremy Frank is the son of Frank Jr. (723) and We welcome Ryder and Dane to the Slovene National Benefit Society, and extend our
(689) and Tara Jewkes, sister of Josie Stephanie Rote, grandson of Frank and best wishes to their entire family.
Jewkes (689), and granddaughter of Billy Diana Rote (723), and great-grandson
and Barbara (689) Jewkes. We welcome of Frank L. Rote. We welcome Frank to
Olivia to SNPJ and extend our best wishes the Slovene National Benefit Society and
to her entire family. extend our best wishes to his entire family.
December 16, 2009
www.snpj.org • email@example.com
ENLIGHTENMENT Busy hands for Lodge 6 will
the Lodge A18 host the 2010
The Official Publication of the
Benefit Society holiday season W.Pa.Bowling
247 W. Allegheny Road
Imperial, PA 15126-9774
Phone: (724) 695-1100
by DIANE PEOPLES
Lodge A18 Secretary/Treasurer
BADEN, Pa. — Lodge A18 held its holiday party
by KEVIN RICHARDS
Toll-Free: Nov. 29 in the Anthony Wayne Terrace community SNPJ Fraternal Director
Lodge A18 members assembled crafts for a local school’s
1-800-843-7675 (THE SNPJ) room. After the meeting and nomination of 2010
Christmas festivities during their November meeting.
officers, members and guests enjoyed dinner, door IMPERIAL, Pa. — The Fraternal
Fax: (724) 695-1555 Department is pleased to announce
prizes and bingo.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org that the bid to host the 2010 SNPJ
Everyone in attendance helped assemble crafts
web site: www.snpj.org for a local school’s Santa Land. SNPJ Region 3 Western Pa. Bowling Tournament
editor: Vice President Nancy Koutoulakis (721) and her submitted by Sygan Lodge 6 has been
Jay Sedmak husband were our special guests. approved.
associate editor: The next Lodge A18 meeting will be held The tournament will take place
Kimberly Gonzalez Sunday, Jan. 10, weather permitting, at the An- Feb. 26-28. The men will bowl at
Subscription rate is $8 per year for non-SNPJ thony Wayne Terrace community room from 2 Sports Haven Bowl in Bridgeville,
members in the United States (Fla. subscribers,
to 4 p.m. We hope all members will join us for Pa., and the women will bowl at the
please add 6 percent sales tax). Canadian and
our election of officers, a planning meeting and a Sygan Lodge 6 lanes. Turn to page 8
foreign subscriptions, $50 per year. Advertis-
ing information available by writing our office. potluck dinner. for the entry form, and watch upcom-
Material concerning the official workings of For additional details or if you have any ques- ing Prosveta issues for additional
the Slovene National Benefit Society is given tournament information.
publication priority. Unsolicited manuscripts
tions, please contact Lodge A18 President Susan
returned only if a self-addressed, stamped Ramsey at (724) 869-0172. Visiting Sygan Lodge 6 for bowl-
envelope is enclosed. ing tournaments is always a great time.
Everyone a winner at Lodge 745 Casino Night
We look forward to bowling there
Postmaster: Send all address changes to:
again in 2010.
PROSVETA, 247 W. Allegheny Rd.,
Imperial, PA 15126-9774
(Issued biweekly on Wednesday)
submitted by they applied toward five great prizes. The lucky winners
(Periodical postage paid at Imperial, Pa., Dan Miller
and additional mailing office.) left with themed gift baskets containing fun and useful
GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — On Nov. 14, Golden items such as movie tickets, wine, martini glasses, bath
Valley Lodge 745 members held their first-ever Casino products, videos and more.
sNPJ NatioNal Board Night. More than 45 members and friends gathered In the end, whether it was a gift basket, a package
Executive Committee: at Dale and Suzie Buse’s home in Newcastle, Calif., of strudel or a night filled with memories of fun and
Sygan Lodge 6
for this fund-raising event. For a $15 donation, each friends, everyone left a winner. It was a clear consensus
Joseph C. Evanish attendee received $150 worth of chips to use at five that the Lodge 745 Casino Night was an overwhelming
NatioNal secretary game tables including two blackjack tables, roulette, success. The membership is in eager anticipation of the
Karen A. Pintar Pai Gow Poker and Texas hold ’em. Keno cards were next Lodge activity!
NatioNal treasurer available as well. For four fun-filled hours, beginners by RUTH WRIGHT (6)
Robert J. Lawrence and seasoned gamblers alike sat side by side and took Youth Circle 36 Director
Correspondence received at: their chance with lady luck. SYGAN, Pa. — All Lodge 6 youth
247 West Allegheny Road For those who wanted a break from the gaming tables, members are invited to the annual
Imperial, PA 15126-9774 a dance floor was provided in the middle of the room Lodge 6 Christmas party Saturday,
Office hours are Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m. that was perfect for polka. Live music was performed Dec. 19, in the Sunshine Room. The
to 5 p.m.; Fridays 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. throughout the night by Dale Buse on piano, Frank Rote doors will open at 1 p.m. Lunch with
on accordion, John Mlakar on accordion, Joe Mlakar on Santa will take place at 1:30 p.m.
Finance Committee: banjo and Suzie Buse on drums. Even the occasional followed by games, activities and a
Chrm.: Joseph P. Cvetas — 356 guest would sit in and play a set. stocking auction.
Golfview Road, Unit 602, N. Palm
A delicious and seemingly never-ending buffet pre- SNPJ youth members will be ad-
Beach, FL 33408
Robert Lawrence, Secretary pared by Lodge member Teresa Mlakar assured that mitted free of charge. Non-members
Joseph C. Evanish everyone had all the fuel they needed to keep them go- are welcome for $5 and adult lunches
Kenneth Anderson — 2400 Derby Road, ing all night. As an extra fund-raising opportunity, the can be purchased for $3. An RSVP is
Birmingham, MI 48009 Lodge sold strudel made by members Lucille Mlakar required by Dec. 14. Call or text Youth
Roger C. Clifford — 102 Lang Road,
Sewickley, PA 15143
and Julianne Wood for dessert. Circle 36 Director Ruth Wright at
At the end of the night, everyone turned in their Lodge 745 members and friends mastered their card (412) 370-1726, or e-mail circle36@
remaining chips in exchange for drawing tickets which playing skills during the Lodge’s recent Casino Night. comcast.net.
Chrm.: Phyllis Wood — 9519 Evergreen
Lane, Fontana, CA 92335
Vincent Baselj — 1001 Grandview Ave.,
Apt. 903, Bridgeville, PA 15017
Louis J. Novak — 6308 Highland Rd.,
A gift from the heart from the California Fraternal Congress
Highland Heights, OH 44143 by PHYLLIS WOOD
Stan Repos — 1255 McCaslin Rd., Lodge 723
Imperial, PA 15126
FONTANA, Calif. — It always amazes me what
Joseph M. Grkman Jr. — P.O. Box 584,
South Park, PA 15129 little effort it takes of a few to fulfill the needs of
many. In October 2009, the California Fraternal
Congress – of which SNPJ is a member – sponsored
Regional Vice Presidents: their annual service project in conjunction with their The 2009
Edward Kuzma, Region 1 — Box 217, California
Tire Hill, PA 15959 annual conference. This year, the service project
F r a t e r n a l
James L. Curl, Region 2 — 503 Orchard benefactor was the Sacramento Children’s Home, Congress service
St., Carnegie, PA 15106 a foster home located in the city of Sacramento in project focused
Nancy Koutoulakis, Region 3 — 4321 Northern California. Approximately 30 children be- on providing 50
Beverly Dr., Aliquippa, PA 15001
tween the ages of infancy and 15 reside at this facility. backpacks of
Dorothy Gorjup, Region 4 — 23760
The service project focused on providing 50 items for children
Farringdon Ave., Euclid, OH 44123
Tracey Anderson, Region 5 — 1014 backpacks of items for the children, with items at the Sacramento
Edgewood Dr., Royal Oak, MI 48067 donated by the various fraternal members of the Children’s Home.
Justina Rigler, Region 6 — 1116 Berk- California Fraternal Congress. As a member of the
ley Lane, Lemont, IL 60439 California Fraternal Congress Board of Directors, it dly stuffed animals and with some money left over, tending, and he was impressed by the number of
John Zibert, Region 7 — 284 N. 200
St., Arma, KS 66712
was expected that I take a lead in raising donations eight books for various ages were purchased for fraternal organizations in California and the fact that
Fred Mlakar, Region 8 — 13592 from our California SNPJ Lodges. Each Lodge the center’s library. On behalf of SNPJ, Lodge 723 they, like SNPJ, are having the same issues with
Onkayha Cir., Irvine, CA 92620 in California was contacted for donations, and I member Julianne Wood assisted with the purchases decreasing membership and active members. We
selected to purchase 25 stuffed animals from the and delivered the items to the Sacramento Hilton, appreciate John’s attendance at the meeting.
SNPJ Recreation Center “need” list. Extremely generous monetary donations where she also participated in the assembly of the Many of the California Lodges utilized this
270 Martin Road were received from Lodge 745 in Grass Valley, backpacks and loading onto trucks. Julianne stated, activity as their Make a Difference Day project.
Enon Valley, PA 16120 Lodge 723 in Fontana and Lodge 786 in Orange “It was good to interact with other fraternal groups And what a difference these SNPJ members made
(724) 336-5180 • fax (724) 336-6716 County. A donation from the SNPJ Home Office and to make a difference in my own city.” for many children who have little to nothing to
Toll-free: 1-877-767-5732 was made to the annual congress meeting. Lodge 745 member John Mlakar represented call their own. Thank you, participating California
web site: www.snpjrec.com
e-mail: email@example.com Needless to say, we were able to purchase 25 cud- SNPJ at the congress. This was his first time at- SNPJ Lodges.
Have something for
A look at events planned by the Slovene National Benefit Society
• DEC. 27 .......... Herminie, Pa., Lodge 87 polka • JAN. 23-24 .... Spring Hill, Fla., Lodge 778 Snow- • MARCH 21 ........... Spring Hill, Fla., Lodge 778
Type of Event
dance in the Crystal Ballroom, 2-7 p.m. flake Dance Weekend. Entertainment dinner dance. Dinner served from noon-
Entertainment by the Mikey Dee and Karl featuring Frank Moravcik 6-10 p.m. Jan. 1:30 p.m.; dancing to Virgil Baker from 2-6
Lukitsch bands. For more information 23; 2-6 p.m. Jan. 24. For information con- p.m. For details contact Carol Drongosky
Site contact Shirley Bailley at (724) 864- tact Mary Ann Hiltz at (727) 376-8486. at (352) 237-8039.
1606. • JAN. 30 ......... Spring Hill, Fla., Lodge 778 dance. • MAY 1-2 ........ SNPJ National Bowling Tourna-
• DEC. 31 ........ Sygan, Pa., Lodge 6 New Year’s Dinner served from 5-7 p.m.; dancing to ment hosted by Indianapolis Lodge 34.
Eve dance, 7 p.m.-1a.m. Music by Frank Bob Kravos from 6-10 p.m. For details For tournament information contact Fra-
If a concert or dance, who is phone Mary Ann Hiltz at (727) 376-8486.
performing? Palombi’s Good Time Band. For more ternal Director Kevin Richards at 1-800-
information phone Marianne Carchidi at • FEB. 6 ........... San Francisco Lodge 304 dinner 843-7675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(412) 200-2398. dance at the Slovenian Hall, 2101 Mari-
• JUNE 20-25 ...... Youth Roundup at the SNPJ
posa, San Francisco. Dinner served at
Date Recreation Center, Borough of SNPJ,
6 p.m.; dance music by the Joey Bajuk
Pa. Contact Fraternal Director Kevin
Trio. For additional information contact
Time Richards at 1-800-843-7675 or e-mail
Diane Kresevich at (650) 588-3863.
email@example.com for registration
Who to contact • JAN. 1 ........... Spring Hill, Fla., Lodge 778 New • FEB. 19-21 .... Florida SNPJ Days hosted by forms.
Year’s Day dinner dance. Dinner served Samsula Lodge 603.
from noon-1:30 p.m.; dancing to the Bob • JUNE 25-27 ...... SNPJ Young Adult Conference
• MARCH 5-7.......... Florida Slovene Days and
Turcola Orchestra from 2-5 p.m. For at the SNPJ Recreation Center, Borough
the SNPJ Florida Annual Golf Tourna-
Phone ( ) additional information phone Mary Ann of SNPJ, Pa. For registration information
ment hosted by Spring Hill Lodge 778.
Hiltz at (727) 376-8486. contact Fraternal Director Kevin Richards
Weekend entertainment features the Ma-
at 1-800-843-7675 or e-mail krichards@
Complete and return to: • JAN. 16 ......... Verbick Fraternal Memorial Bowl- honing Valley Button Box Club and The
ing Tournament at Riviera Lanes, West Polka Quads. For additional information
247 W. Allegheny Road Allis, Wis. Bowling begins at noon. For contact Rita Hren at (352) 382-3721; for • JULY 9-11.......... Slovenefest XXIX and the 54th
Imperial, PA 15126-9774
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org more information contact Mary Donovan golf tournament information phone Betty Miss SNPJ Pageant at the SNPJ Rec-
at (414) 817-0192. Keber at (352) 686-9579. reation Center, Borough of SNPJ, Pa.
www.snpj.org • email@example.com PROSVETA
December 16, 2009
Government paves the units, which was down only 9.8 percent.
IDC attributes this disparity to the start of
way for investigative office from the the school year and a boost in activities
source targeting educational sales.
GREG FELTON LJUBLJANA (STA) — In mid-
Marketing Director November, Slovenia’s government
How much do
adopted changes to the Police Act that At its outset, the University of Lju-
determine conditions of future workings bljana included faculties (departments)
of the National Investigation Office, an of theology, law, arts, technical sciences Pokljuka ski resort
you really need?
independent body that will investigate
all forms of white-collar, corporate and
and medicine, and it has since expanded
to encompass 23 faculties and three acad-
opens renovated hotel
other serious crimes. emies. In the 2008/2009 academic year POkLJUkA (STA) — The Sport Hotel
Interior Minister Katarina Kresal told there were over 41,000 undergraduate on the Pokljuka plateau reopened in late
ife insurance is easy to purchase, and people often the press after the government session students and nearly 4,400 students en- November after receiving a face-lift
choose a flat amount of insurance like $5,000 or that the amendments determined the rolled in post-graduate programs. estimated at $1.96 million, 25 percent
$10,000. But last year, funeral costs alone averaged office’s scope of work, the director’s Although events to mark the anni- of which came from European structural
about $8,000. Is that enough insurance for your family? powers of appointment and the terms versary were held throughout the week, funds. The hotel will cater to a variety of
Most people plan to use their insurance to pay for all or for employment in the office. According the Dec. 1 main celebration featured guests, including world-class athletes.
to the minister, the office is necessary President Danilo Türk delivering the Local Government and Regional
part of the following types of expenses:
because the existing organization and keynote address at the Cankarjev dom Development Minister Henrik Gjerkes,
Immediate Ongoing Future
skills of prosecution bodies are not suf- convention center. On the occasion, who was on hand for the inauguration,
ficient to achieve a breakthrough in the President Türk conferred the Order for said that the investment proved how im-
• Credit card debt/bills • Health Care • Business war against white-collar crime. Exceptional Services on the university
• Funeral ($8,000 avg.) • Food opportunity portant projects could be completed with
Following analyses, the ministry for its contribution to scholarship, re- the help of EU funds. Gjerkes called for
• Mortgage • Utilities • College
opted for the Finnish model of a national search, arts and teaching. better use of this type of funding.
• Car loans • Housing • Retirement investigation bureau, but upgraded it
• Investments The renovated hotel can accommodate
• Taxes • Clothing with a multidisciplinary approach. 120 people in single, double and triple
• Estate settlement • Insurance “Specialized investigative groups will rooms. Prior to the renovation, the hotel
have a common seat, which will enable
Certainly, the immediate expenses should be covered protection of confidential and relevant ...just as plans for a new catered mainly to skiers, cross-country
skiers, hikers and mountaineers. The
right away. You should have sufficient life insurance protec-
tion to cover these urgent items. Then you have to think
data,” Kresal said. She added that the private university dissolve hotel will also be available to world-class
office will be highly independent in its athletes, who will find suitable facilities
about the ongoing expenses for your family. Even though work and decisions, and that it will be LJUBLJANA (STA) — When the for training on Pokljuka, Slovenia’s
you are no longer in the picture, they still have a house- flexible – meaning that it will be able to government annulled the registry of a cross-country skiing center.
hold to run and that takes money. Phone, gas and electric hire external experts for individual cases. new private university in January of this The hotel expects to maintain a 60
bills aren’t cheap, and they won’t be any less without you One of the key points of the analysis year, the Nova Gorica-based Faculty of percent occupancy rate, which means
there. Of course, any good financial plan includes ideas to was that the office should maintain Applied Social Sciences quit the project about 25,000 overnight stays per year.
accumulate money for future expenses. These items may good practices and not hamper current in October thus diminishing the hopes Reviewing past bookings, it expects
seem far off, but in reality they’re right around the corner. investigative work carried out by the that it would ever come to life. two-thirds of its guests will come from
Attention to these future expenses allows for growth and police. “This is about improving the Nova univerza, based at Brdo pri Slovenia, and another major portion from
other possibilities. work of the police with an internal unit,” Kranju, sought to bring together the Fac- Italy, Austria and Croatia.
When calculating your life insurance needs, use this Kresal said. ulty of Postgraduate State and European Including the Sport Hotel, there are
simple formula: take your current and future financial When asked about personnel, the min- Studies at Brdo pri Kranju, the European now three accommodation facilities on
obligations minus your spouse’s earnings, current sav- ister replied that the office will employ Law Faculty and the Faculty of Applied Pokljuka; the Hotel Center and Villa
ings, investments and any life insurance you already own. between 70 and 80 investigators who will Social Sciences in Nova Gorica, which Triglav are the other two. The Jelka Hotel
The difference is the amount of insurance needed. Buy it come from both within and outside the together have more than 2,000 students. is currently closed for renovation.
now while you’re in good health and before you get any police force. Candidates will be selected The latter has decided to join the Uni-
older. throughout next year, she added. versity of Primorsko.
For more help on this subject or to schedule a review, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Social
please contact your Lodge secretary, local sales represen- Sciences Matevz Tomsič explained the
tative or the SNPJ Home Office at 1-800-843-7675. decision was in the best interest of the Tintoretto’s St. Nicholas
• Thought for the Week — Who Fuzine Castle returned to faculty’s future development. The fac-
ulty’s managing board and the senate
restored to former glory
aims at excellence will be above
mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity
the government’s hands unanimously decided to leave the Nova NOVO MESTO (STA) — A 1582 paint-
univerza project “based on a thorough ing of St. Nicholas by Venetian master
will be far short of it. LJUBLJANA (STA) — In its devel- analysis of pros and cons,” he noted.
Slovenian proverb Jacopo Rubusti Tintoretto was returned
opment plan for the 2009-2012 period, Chancellor of the University of to its home above the main altar at St.
the Slovenian government included Primorsko Rado Bohinc said that the Nicholas Church in Novo mesto Nov. 30
the purchase of Fuzine Castle at $7.54 faculty’s application had been accepted following a $151,000 restoration project
million, thus confirming a deal signed and that an evaluation showed positive that took a year and a half to complete.
with the Ljubljana municipality in mid- results. He added that he was personally The painting was restored at the
Blood Will Tell October. The purchase of the castle,
which is home to Ljubljana Museum
inclined to the annexation because the
university would obtain a social studies
National Institute for the Protection of
Cultural Heritage, which was able to
Thousands of Slovenians immigrated of Architecture, was urgent because program, which it was lacking. conclusively confirm that the painting,
to western Pennsylvania and eastern no other facility of 64,500 square feet By joining a state university, the Fac- which measures a full 86 square feet,
Ohio at the turn of the century is currently available for purchase, the ulty of Applied Social Sciences dimin- indeed came from Tintoretto’s workshop,
to supply the labor market in the government announced. ished all hopes that Nova univerza would according to Barbka Gosar-Hirci, who
expanding steel and manufacturing In the long run, leasing the building, become the country’s second private
industries. Craig Paulenich traces
took part in the restoration.
which is listed on the cultural heritage university, following in the footsteps of The painting was commissioned spe-
that legacy through his newest book
of poetry, Blood Will tell.
registry, is much more costly that actually the University of Nova Gorica. cifically for the Novo mesto church by
buying it. The Culture Ministry therefore Novo mesto Provost Polidor Montagnana.
$20 each, includes shipping/handling negotiated the purchase price with the
Ljubljana municipality. The municipality
Mail your order and payment to: will cover all other costs of the agree-
Craig Paulenich, 6603 Depot Road, Lisbon, OH 44432 ment, which should be signed by the end Slovenian television in
of the month. The government will real- transition to digital signal A Slovenian gets a shot
locate the money for the purchase from at the welterweight crown
investments in cultural facilities. LJUBLJANA (STA) — The transitional
period during which television broad- PTUJ (STA) — Dejan Zavec, Slovenia’s
casters must make the switch from analog highest-ranked professional boxer, was
Keep your holiday tradition to digital signals began in Slovenia on
Dec. 1 and will continue until Dec. 1,
selected by reigning IBF welterweight
Ljubljana U celebrates 2010. Government officials have asked
champion Isaac Hlatshwayo of South
Africa as his next challenger. The match
Order NOW from
its 90th anniversary... households to adjust to the change in was scheduled Dec. 11 in Johannesburg,
Wojtila’s Bakery LJUBLJANA (STA) — The Univer-
broadcast by purchasing the necessary
South Africa. Zavec labeled his first
world title opportunity as a “historic
(216) 731-7080 sity of Ljubljana, the largest and oldest Analog and digital transmissions will moment” as he addressed the press in
university in Slovenia, hosted a series run parallel for the next year, at which his hometown of Ptuj.
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Stran Radost Godovič še enkrat zlata
HEADLINE: Radost Godovič golden For their evening concert, the choral direktor tekmovanja k temu sodelovanju
one more time director selected an arrangement of posebej povabil. 13. november je bil dan
TOPIC: From Nov. 11-15, the Radost Slovenian folk songs. The girls decided tekmovanja in večernega koncerta. Točno
Godovič girl’s chorus and their director, years ago that when performing abroad ob štirih popoldne so dekleta tekmovala
Damjana Vončina, participated at the they would introduce Slovenia’s cultur- v kategoriji sakralne glasbe. Izvajale
Franz Shubert International Chorus al history frequently and as extensively so skladbe Shuberta, Lukovskega in
Competitions in Vienna. The chorus as possible. Močnika. Poleg njih je v tej kategoriji
Ureja Vida Kosir competed in the category of sacral
music, and besides the competition, the
After the final competition, the Ra-
dost Godovič Chorus received a gold
tekmovalo še deset drugih zborov iz Rusije,
Italije Hrvaške, Avstrije in Norveške.
girls held two additional performances award in its category and jointly finished Zbor je imel na sporedu še več koncer-
Več kot 10.000 obiskovalcev in the center of Vienna.
On Nov. 12 they performed with four
in fourth place.
Dekliški pevski zbor Radost, Godovič z
tov. Zborovodkinja je na program uvrstila
izključno priredbe slovenskih ljudskih
v piranskem akvariju other choruses at the grand opening of
the competition. This was an honor for
zborovodkinjo Damjano Vončina se je od
11. do 15. novembra udeležil 26. medn-
pesmi. Dekleta so namreč že pred leti
sklenila, da v tujini izvajajo in predstavljajo
HEADLINE: More than liko vstopnic so prodali v drugi them because they received a special arodnega zborovskega tekmovanja Franza slovensko kulturno dediščino, kolikor je
10,000 visitors to Piran’s polovici oktobra in prvi polovi- invitation from the competition’s ar- Shuberta na Dunaju. Zbor je tekmoval v le mogoče pogosto.
aquarium ci novembra. “Če bi bil obisk tistic director. The competition and an kategoriji sakralne glasbe, poleg tega pa Po finalnih nastopih je mednarodna
TOPIC: In its first month približno takšen vse leto, bi to evening concert were held Nov. 13. In so dekleta imela še dva dodatna nastopa strokovna komisija razglasila vse rezultate.
of operation, 10,560 admirers bilo izjemno,” meni Marjan the afternoon the girls competed in the v centru Dunaja. DePZ Radost Godovič je v svoji kategoriji
of the sea and sea life visited Tončič, direktor Pomorskega sacral music category. Ten other chorus- 12. novembra so še s štirimi zbori nas- prejel zlato priznanje in zasedel skupno
the Piran Aquarium. They in tehničnega izobraževalnega es from Russia, Italy, Croatia, Austria topile na slavnostni otvoritvi tekmovanja. četrto mesto.
sold that many tickets in the centra Portorož, ki upravlja ak- and Norway also participated. To je bila za njih čast, saj jih je umetniški IDRIJSKE NOVICE
second half of October and varij. Drugo polovico oktobra
in the beginning of Novem- so našteli 7470 obiskovalcev,
ber. “If we were to have this
many visitors year round
k čemur so pripomogle tudi
jesenske šolske počitnice, To in ono iz Slovenije Spet bodo
it would be exceptional,” novembra je bil obisk neko-
said Marjan Tončič, direc-
tor of the Portorož Nautical
liko manjši, kar je za ta čas
razumljivo. Vodstvo srednje
– This and that from Slovenia –
and Technical Educational pomorske šole bi bilo zado- KOPER - S priložnostno prireditvijo sta Radio Koper in
Center, which is managing voljno tudi, če bi imeli vse Mercator pred dnevi sklenila štirimesečno akcijo zbiranja HEADLINE: Chestnuts burdened environment.
the aquarium. They would leto po 6000 obiskovalcev zamaškov za Anžetovo nogo. Anže Pratnemer, 26-letni will bloom again V Slovenski Bistrici na
be very pleased if they could na mesec. Tako bi se račun s absulvent računalništva z Iga pri Ljubljani, je januarja v TOPIC: In connection Partizanski cesti v okviru
welcome 6,000 visitors every pokrivanjem stroškov verjetno hudu prometni nesreči ostal brez ene noge. Odločil se je, with the “For Environment, projekta Za okolje, za drevo,
month of the year. izšel. V enem mesecu so imeli da bo kupil takšno nožno protezo, ki mu bo omogočila For Trees, For Tomorrow” za jutri posadili 93 dreves
“The newly renovated 42.000 evrov prihodka, pa tudi kakovostno življenje in gibanje. Ker stane do 50.000 evrov project, Slovenska Bistrica stebrastih gabrov, in pa 43
aquarium is a great achieve- bistveno večje stroške. Samo (proteza je dobesedno ulita na porabnika, pred dokončanjem planted 93 beech trees and dreves škrlatnega divjega ko-
ment for many reasons. We elektrike so porabili za 8000 pa na njej opravijo tudi do 3500 natančnih nastavitev), je 43 wild scarlet chestnuts. At a stanja. Občina je iz proračuna
have observed that the fish evrov. “Toda ni nam žal. Pren- s podporo mame Blanke začel akcijo zbiranja zamaškov. small ceremony in front of the za saditev zagotovila 32.000,
feel much better in it. Here we ovljen akvarij je lep dosežek Vsak tehta dva grama, za 140 ton zamaškov, s katerimi bi municipal building, Mayor županja irena Majcen pa je na
are able to heal many injured tudi zaradi drugih razlogov. zbral dobrih 40.000 evrov, pa bi morali zbrati 70 milijonov Irena Majcen presented krajši slovesnosti pred občinsko
or ailing fish. Sometimes, Opažamo, da se ribe v njem zamaškov. Kot je povedal Anže, da so doslej v vseslovenski the cylinders containing the zgradbo vstavila tudi prvi tulec
because of the exceptional počutijo veliko bolje. Tukaj akciji zbiranja zamaškov zbrali 70 ton zamaškov, za katere names of the project support- z imeni podpornikov projekta.
conditions in this environ- nam uspe pozdraviti marsikat- je Anže dobil 21.000 evrov, ko jih je oddal v predelavo v ers. To date, 322 individuals Doslej je podporo podpisalo
ment, our aquarium is a real ero ranjeno ali bolehno ribo. grosupeljsko podjetje Omaplast. and organizations signed že 322 posameznikov in or-
health resort for the fish,” Včasih je naš akvarij zaradi Radio koper and Mercator recently closed their the petition of support and ganizacij, ki so tako postali
Tončič said. izjemnih razmer v tem okolju four-month activity of collecting bottle caps for Anže’s have become the guardians skrbniki dreves. Skrbništvo
Prvi mesec je piranski ak- pravo zdravilišče za ribe,” je leg. Anže Pratnemer, a 26-year-old graduate computer of these trees. The guardian- ima simbolični pomen in izraža
varij obiskalo 10.560 ljubiteljev dejal Marjan Tončič. student from Ig near Ljubljana, lost one leg in a bad ship is symbolic, expressing podporo nadaljnji zelenitvi
morja in življenja v njem. To- DELO traffic accident in January. He decided that he would the support of additional mesta. Ko so lani in letos v
purchase a prosthetic leg that would make it possible plantings in the city. Last Kolodvorski ter Čopovi ulici
for him to lead a quality life. Because it would cost up year the mayor ordered the požagali dotrajane, skoraj sto
SOGLASJE - Učitelj vpraša otroke: “Kdo mi lahko pove, to $75,000 (the prosthesis is literally cast on the user), destruction of 100-year-old let stare kostanje, so županjo
po čemer se vidi, da se imajo stari ljudje še vedno radi.” chestnut trees, for which she zelo kritizirali, a je odgovo-
Nina: “Lep primer za to so Moji stari starši: dedek smrči, with the help of his mother, Blanka, he started collecting
bottle caps. Each cap weighs 0.07 ounces. To obtain 140 was criticized. She responded rila, da bodo še letos posadili
babica pa ne sliši!”
tons of bottle caps, for which he would receive close to that they would plant new nove. Izpolnila je obljubo,
PES ČUVAJ - “Pa je ta pes res dober čuvaj?” - “Seveda trees this year, and she ful- strokovnjaki pa so se odločili
je! Samo zbuditi ga morate, če pridejo vlomilci v hišo, in $60,000, they would have to collect 70 million caps. As
Anže said, to date they have collected 70 tons of bottle filled her promise. Experts za škrlatne divje kostanje, ker
takoj bo začel lajati!”
caps in this all-Slovenian activity, for which he has decided to plant wild scarlet so manj občutljivi na vplive
PO POMOČ - Pilot stopi pred potnike s padalom na hrptu chestnuts because they are urbaniziranega in s prometom
in pravi: “Ni vzroka za preplah! Zdaj bom skočil in privedel received $31,500.
pomoč.” DELO less sensitive to the effects obremenjenega okolja.
of an urbanized and traffic- DELO
Obnovili so poškodovano gnezdo štorkelj
HEADLINE: They restored a dam- replaced some branches and put back že padlo s premajhnega podstavka. Na
aged stork’s nest
TOPIC: In Rapoča village, in the
part of the old nest because the storks
won’t return to an empty base.
pobudo Šadlovih, ko so jim štorklje prirasle
k srcu, so zaposleni v Krajinskem parku
vsem cenjenim bralcem in bralkam
bowels of the Krajinski Park Goričko, The Krajinski Park Goričko, where Goričko pripravili nov, večji in trdnejši želim vesele božične praznike, ter
storks had built a nest on the powerline there is still plenty of marsh fields and podstavek, delavci Elektra Maribor pa so
support 20 years ago. aquatic surfaces, is home to 17 white ga pred dnevi namestili na prejšnjega. Na srečno novo leto 2010!
In this wet year and during storms, stork nests. Close to 200 pairs of white podstavek so naložili vejevje in vrnili del Urednica
the thick layer of branches which ac- storks nest in Slovenia, more than 85 starega gnezda, ker se štorklje na prazen
cumulated in the nest over the years percent in the northeastern part of the podstavek ne bi več vrnile. Na območju
started to disintegrate and the whole country. Krajinskega parka Goričko je sedemnajst
nest almost fell from its small base. At
the suggestion of the Šadlov family, who
V vasi Ropoča, v osrčju Krajinskega
parka Goričko, imajo na električnem drogu
še naseljenih gnezd bele štorklje, večina v
zahodnem delu, kjer je če dovolj vlažnih
have become attached to the storks, the na dvorišču Šadlovih štorklje gnezdo že ekstenzivnih travnikov in vodnih površin. smrečica in domači piškoti
employees of Krajinski Park Goričko dvajset let. Debela plast vejevja in humusa, V vsej Sloveniji gnezdi kakšnih 200 parov
Prazniki so pred vrati. To je dejstvo, kljub temu da vas
prepared a new, larger and stronger ki se je v teh letih nabrala na gnezdu, je belih štorkelj, več kot 85 odstotkov v
base, and workers from Elektro Mari- v letošnjem mokrem letu in med neurji severnovzhodnem delu države. morda predpraznično razpoloženje še ni zares prevzelo. Če
bor placed it on the old base. They also začela razpadati in skoraj vse gnezdo je DELO se sprehodite po okrašenem mestnem središču in občudujete
zanimivo izdelane izložbe trgovin, boste bližajoče se božično-
Leteči človek, Stanko Bloudek
novoletne praznike zagotovo začutili. Priznati je treba, da
je to najbolj pravljičen čas v letu, čas, ko namenjamo več
pozornosti svojim najbljižjim in prijateljem, se obdarujemo,
HEADLINE: Flying man, of Slovenia was dedicated V letu 2009 obeležujemo Razstavo z naslovom Leteči
praznujemo... K prijetnemu počutju pa ne pripomore le spre-
Stanko Bloudek to Bloudek’s life and work. 50-obletnico smrti Stanka človek, Stanko Bloudek (1890-
hajanje po trgovinah in nakupovanje, ampak tudi praznično
TOPIC: 2009 marks the The exhibition, titled “Flying Bloudka, letalskega pionirja, 1959) so odprli letos v aprilu
Man, Stanko Bloudek (1890- konstruktorja, izumitelja, vses- v tehničnem muzeju v Bistri okrašen dom - vonj po pravi smrečici, pečenih piškotih in
50th anniversary of the
death of Stanko Bloudek, 1959),” opened in April. transkega športnika in graditel- pri Vrhniki. cimetu. Za toplo domačnost ni treba veliko denarja. Morda le
an aviation pioneer, inven- It was completed with the ja. Bloudek je vizijo o letečem Uresničili so jo v okviru več energije in kreativnosti. Krašenje smrečice, izdelovanje
tor, universal sportsman cooperation and participa- človeku združeval z vrhuns- sodelovanja različnih institucij okraskov ali peka božičnih piškotov je lahko prijetno druženje
and builder. Bloudek had a tion of various institutions kimi športnimi, tehničnimi in in strokovnjakov za posamezna s svojimi najbljižjimi in kreativno preživljanje prostega časa
vision of a flying man who and professionals who tried izumiteljskimi sposobnostmi, področja, ki so poskušali v dolgih zimskih večerih.
embodied athletic, technical to highlight all the fields of sprva pri konstruiranju letal osvetiti vsa področja Bloudk- Tradicionalno se novoletno drevesce krasi na večer pred
and inventive capabilities – Bloudek’s work (sports, avia- in kasneje razvoju ter konstru- ovega delovanja (šport, letal- božičem. K tradicionalni božično-novoletni okrasitvi sodi še
first by designing aircraft, tion, ski jumps, architecture iranju smučarskih skakalnic stvo, skakalnice, arhitektura, smrečica, okraski zanjo in seveda lučke. Osnovni barvi sta
and later in the development and design). The exhibition doma in v tujini. konstruiranje). rdeča, barva Božičkove obleke, in zelena, barva iglavcev. Ti
and construction of ski jumps will be on display at the V Tehničnem muzeju Razstava bo gostovala v dve se pojavljata tako na okraskih, svečah kot na pogrinjkih,
both at home and abroad. Nikolaj Pirnat Exhibition Slovenije so letošnjo osred- Razstavišču Nikolaja Pirnata v prtih, lahko celo na krožnikih in drugem porcelanu.
This year’s main exhibi- Grounds in Idrija until Jan. njo razstavo posvetili prav Idriji do 31. januarja 2010. DELO
tion at the Technical Museum 31, 2010. njegovemu življenju in delu. IDRIJSKE NOVICE
HEADLINE: Fig trees. Many different kinds of figs and people of Istria have many postanejo vse svetlo rujave. Največ uporabljajo za sadni kruh, slaščice,
TOPIC: The fig is the fruit of a are cultivated (green, brown, blue recipes for fig dishes. sušijo smirnske fige. V Sloveniji jih dodatek k jedem, zlasti svinjini,
tree that belongs to the mulberry and purple), but when the figs are Figa - tudi smokva - Plod figovca, sušijo v Primorju, zlasti v Goriških kuncem in perjadi, povsod tam, kjer
family. Figs originated in Asia dried, they all have a light brown drevesa, ki spada v družino murvovk. Brdih, kjer jih na pol suhe penčajo, uporabljajo slive ali marelice. Fige
Minor, from where they spread color. Figovec je doma v Mali Aziji, pozneje se pravi, da jih s palcem sploščijo, se lepo ujemajo s pršutom, janežem
across the Mediterranean. The fig The people in Goriška Brda dry se je razširil po vsem Sredozemlju, da zavzamejo manj prostora, ko jih in sladkim komarčkom. Italijani (in
tree produces fruit twice a year; most of the figs in Slovenia. When kjer rodi dvakrat v letu: prvič junija nanizajo na vrvico. Istrani) poznajo veliko receptov za
first, large figs in June and July, they are half dried, they are flat- ali julija velike fige, drugič avgusta Slovenci delajo iz fig žganje, ki jedi iz fig. Poleg slaščic lonzino, figov
and then again in August or fall tened with a finger so they take up ali jeseni manjše in bolj sladke fige. mu rečejo figovec. Iz praženih fig hlebček, figova salama in sadnega
when smaller but much sweeter less space when strung together. Sušijo samo drugi pridelek. Figovec izdelujejo kavni nadomestek. Za kruha s figami pripravljajo še nadev-
figs grow. Only figs from the second They also make fig brandy and raste v enakem podnebju kot citrusi, figov med skuhajo fige v malo vode, ane ocvrte fige, vlagajo jih v sirup in
crop are dried. honey. Fresh figs are eaten as a mandlji in olive. Vzgojili so veliko da nastane gost sirup, ki ga spravijo olje.Slovenija je leta 2008 pridelala
Fig trees grow in the same cli- fruit; dried figs are used for fruit sort, od zelenih do rjavih, modrih in v steklenicah za zimo. 20 ton fig.
mate as citrus, almond and olive breads and desserts. The Italians vijoličastih fig. Toda posušene fige Sveže fige se jedo kot sadje, suhe DELO
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December 16, 2009
CAL readies for Samsula Lodge 603 looks to February for SNPJ Days
a new, active year by JEANNETTE HUMPHREY
SAMSULA, Fla. — Merry
resume Friday night meals Jan.
8, 2010. Thanks to all of you who
support our Lodge functions!
she is working on her Ph.D. in
industrial engineering. Look for
Ashley in the near future; she will
nephew Rudy Pleterski III.
Ray Hafner flew in from Bil-
lerica, Mass., to spend time in
by LINDA GORJUP (158) Christmas and happy New Year Get well wishes go out to Lodge be home for Christmas and staying Samsula with his SNPJ relatives
CAL President from Lodge 603 in Samsula. 603 Secretary Mary Ann Reichel for several weeks. and friends. While here, he stayed
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Athletic Youth Circle 57 members will as she underwent surgery Nov. 30. Cheryl and Frank Benedict with cousin Albert “Shorty”
League (CAL) would like to thank all of the present their annual Christmas After a five-day stay at Bert Fish shared their travel news at our Tomazin, and they took in several
families that participated in our CAL Family program Saturday, Dec. 19. The Medical Center in New Smyrna Lodge. They traveled to China hunting excursions at the Samsula
Bowling in 2009. Our next family bowling date Lodge will open at 6 p.m. and the Beach, Fla., she was released with the Daytona Beach Chamber Hunting Camp.
is Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, beginning at 1 p.m. at program will begin at 7. Santa home to her husband of 52 years, of Commerce on an eight-day It’s time to make your plans
Freeway Wickliffe Lanes. We hope to see many Claus will be making his annual Johnny. Their daughter, Sharon excursion. According to Frank, for traveling to Lodge 603 here
returning families as well as some new faces. visit to distribute gifts and goody Wolf, was in from Corvallis, Ore., “Cheryl and I were amazed at in Samsula for our Florida SNPJ
Please mark your calendar. bags. As always, Christmas at for 10 days. Sharon, a lifelong how modern China is today. We Days celebration Feb.19-21, 2010.
In addition, CAL will hold its first meeting of Lodge 603 is open to the public. SNPJ member, is employed at the ate lots of rice, chicken and beef We sure hope you take the time to
the new year Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, beginning If you would like your child to university in the veterinary science while we were there, and stayed come and enjoy our Lodge, some
at 7 p.m. at Waterloo Hall. All representatives receive a gift, purchase, wrap and building and hospital. in some fancy hotels. We had a food and drink. We have music
are encouraged to attend as we will be holding mark his or her name on the gift While here on vacation, Sharon nice climb on the Great Wall. A lined up for your enjoyment, and
our annual meeting to elect officers. and have it under the tree before the attended the Gaylord Palms Ice boat ride was quite interesting, we welcome everyone to bring
CAL officers extend wishes for a merry program begins. The Circle chil- Show in Orlando, Fla., with the and we saw many pagodas. We their musical instruments and
Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone. dren and directors Teresa Clancy Reichel family, hosted by her aunt also visited Shanghai, Beijing, the singing talents to share during our
See you in 2010! and Nancy Bass will be making and uncle, Sue and Robert. The Forbidden City and Tiananmen SNPJ celebration.
sandwiches, cookies, cakes and family also enjoyed several din- Square before heading back to the
Christmas punch which will be ners out at local restaurants. She United States. The flights were
served following the program. We flew home following her mother’s long, but we survived.”
Workmen’s Home are sad to see Nancy and Teresa
retire from their director duties
of our Youth Circle. They have
Get well wishes are also ex-
tended to Joe Cvetas (787) and
Mary and Jack Pleterski en-
joyed a vacation to their Virginia
home for a couple of weeks. They
sets annual meeting done a great job, and our Lodge
Gifts and goody bags will
Phyllis Wood (723), both of whom
serve on the SNPJ National Board.
It has been reported that both are
are back home in Samsula to plant
their winter crops to sell at the local
farmers market in New Smyrna
submitted by PAT NEVAR be given out to Circle children doing much better. Beach. Mary had recent foot
and adult Lodge 603 members. Ruth and George Benedict, surgery, but after several weeks
EUCLID, Ohio — The annual meeting of Expenses for the Christmas party along with their children Bill and of recuperation she is back in the
certificate holders of the Slovenian Workmen’s are being covered by Society funds Ashley and friend Sheryl Lauck, full swing of walking about.
Home, 15335 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, will from the Home Office in Impe- enjoyed a five-day cruise to the Jack’s sister, Jeanne Novatny
take place Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. The meeting rial, Pa. Bahamas aboard the Carnival of Bloomington, Ind., and her
will begin at 1 p.m. in the lower hall. The Lodge cooks will be taking ship “Sensation.” The trip was in friend Dave visited Samsula. Santa Claus will be making his
The Board of Trustees cordially invites both a holiday break after a traditional celebration of Ruth and George’s While here, they stayed at the annual visit to the Lodge 603 Hall
individual shareholders and representatives Christmas meal served at 6 p.m. 40th wedding anniversary. Ashley Pleterski homestead with nephew in Samsula Saturday, Dec. 19, to
from organizations that own shares to attend Friday, Dec. 18. The cooks will flew in from Lafayette, Ind., where Rudy Pleterski Jr. and great- distribute gifts.
this important meeting. It is strongly urged that
Thanksgiving celebration comes early for Lodge 778
organizations send delegates who are not indi-
vidual shareholders to ensure that everyone can
exercise their right to vote.
As usual, the agenda will include reports
from the current board, suggestions for the EILEEN HARFMANN generous, hard-working volunteers? Eileen Harfmann.
Lodge 778 Secretary Lodge 778 members and guests celebrated Our December meeting and Christmas party
future development and progress of Slovenian
Workmen’s Home, election of trustees for 2010, SPRING HILL, Fla. — The Lodge 778 No- Thanksgiving a little early this year with a were held Dec. 9. Details of the fun will follow.
and any other business pertinent to this meeting. vember clean-up day was a success. Our crew Nov. 22 dinner dance. The dancing crowd On Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, Lodge 778 will be
You will learn about improvements made during did an excellent job sprucing up the grounds was a little smaller than we had hoped, but we hosting a New Year’s day dinner dance. Our
the past year and pending projects dependent on and interior of our Lodge hall. Volunteers for served more than 70 dinners. Chef Richard did entertainment will feature Bob Turcola. Pork
available cash for capital improvements. the day included Rita Hren, Ben and Carol an excellent job once again. Everything was and sauerkraut will be the special treat for
To cut costs, individual letters are not being Drongosky, Ed and Patricia Klasa, Catherine delicious and no one went away hungry. Steve the day, as well as roast beef and Slovenian
sent to shareholders this year. If any additional Feil, Stan Konski, Jim Winkler, and Walt and Juricic and the Tropical Squeeze delivered a sausage. Food will be served from noon until
information is needed, please call (216) 481- Eileen Harfmann. Special thanks to Carol great performance, and everyone had a great 1:30 p.m., and dancing will run from 2 to 5 p.m.
5378. Drongosky for providing a warm meal for the time. We were glad to have fellow SNPJ Dance tickets are $10 and dinner dance tickets
We look forward to seeing you at the annual volunteers, and to Jean Konski for donating members Mr. and Mrs. Frank Benedict visit are $15. Our contact person is Mary Ann Hiltz,
meeting. We need you and your support to help a nut roll. Dedicated member Daria donated us. Volunteers for the day were Grace Bouma, who can be reached at (727) 376-8486.
us continue to function today, tomorrow and well several types of plants to help beautify our Nezka Novak, Richard Brown, Ben and Carol Come one, come all! We’re hoping for a
into the future. surroundings. Where would we be without our Drongosky, Richard Krcmaric, and Walt and great turnout as we celebrate the New Year!
slovenia’s slowind takes the California coast by storm
SLOWIND STORM before the concert and again photographer, and Krista and us until Nov. 11. We had the
FROM PAGE 1 afterward. Marcia Leathers, Jonathan Lawson helped as opportunity to visit the Hun-
they were having such a good Dorothy Jerneycic, Virginia well. Teresa Koci took care tington Library in San Marino,
time! Johnson and Elvie Blasick all of CD sales with some help Calif., thanks to Dorothy Jer-
Thanks to Elvie Blasick, helped with the pastry plating. from Sara. It was hard to keep neycic who is a docent there.
Virginia Johnson and Dorothy Elvie also did all of the flower track of everything that was We also had a great cruise along
Jerneycic who baked poticas. arranging. done, but the cooperation was the coast on a catamaran. In
Virginia also brought pizzelles Wes Robideau and Guy tremendous and we thank you the evening, the group put on
and baked flancate. Teresa Johnson were at the ticket table. all very much. a demonstration and concert
Koci and I prepared a lot of Ken and Arnold Koci roamed Staff members at the church at Soka University which was
apple strudel that morning, around, making sure things were very helpful setting up also a very nice event. We
and I made potica earlier in the were being done. We had a the hall, making coffee and were sad to see them leave
week as well. It’s always fun to great bunch of youth members allowing us to use the entire Wednesday morning.
bake for a special occasion and taking care of the doors, dis- complex. We also had the op- Thanks again to everyone
watch people enjoy sampling tributing programs and taking portunity to sell tickets to the who helped make this such a
the tasty treats. There were tickets, including James Koci, congregation after services for wonderful cultural event. It not
many who helped set up the Ellie Koci, Garret Jancich and a few weeks prior to the event. only showcased these talented
reception and plate the des- Sara Lundgren. It was a great privilege to work musicians, it also brought Slo-
During their visit, Slowind quintet members took in the sights serts, including Dee Robideau Young adult member Erik with this generous group. venia and SNPJ recognition in
of Southern California, including a catamaran tour. who worked the whole time Lundgren was the official The ensemble stayed with the community.
Holiday Traditions (#2509) by StatePoint Media
ACROSS 52. U.S. Marine Corps gift recipient 22. In a distant place
1. Treeless plain in Latin America 53. Transform ice into water 24. Superficial
6. R&R destination 55. Part of a play 25. “Taken _____”
9. Half a ticket 57. It’s greeted in Times Square 26. Asian goat antelope
13. Gold, Latin 61. Hanukkah’s spinning top 27. Fraternity K
14. Nada or nothing 65. Derived from gold 29. A drink flavored with kola nut
15. When the kids wake 66. Street in France 31. Used for pecking
up to open presents 68. One of Florida Keys 32. Thanksgiving is this
16. Climate 69. To be avoided on golf course time in the holiday season
17. Mentally quick, e.g. 70. Many tree ornaments 33. Dora’s animal-loving cousin
18. Tony the Tiger’s exclamation: come in this shape 34. Used for raising
“They’re _____!” 71. Black and white treats 36. Less offensive D in PDQ
19. Unlike dinner, this can be burned 72. It acknowledges a mistake 38. Avoid mistletoe if
21. Personal cleanliness 73. Clever humor you don’t want this
23. Beak or snout 74. Old time strap for 42. Daytime energy
24. In the near future punishing children 45. Mesoamerican empire people
25. Inquire about 49. American Heart Association
28. Technical school DOWN 51. Central American wildcat
30. A person of no influence 1. Having lace 54. Cupid’s ammo
35. Ball on a string 2. Comics character Little ____ 56. Elizabeth II’s headdress
37. Let something sit, as in water 3. Seed cover 57. International treaty organization
39. Robin Williams in “Aladdin” 4. Disembodied spirit 58. EU money
40. Automatic Radar Plotting Aid 5. Western or Denver ______ 59. What you do to a present
41. Famous island for 6. It quickly puts a stop to fishing 60. A golfer’s putting nightmare
receiving immigrants 7. Spade on a playing card, e.g. 61. Mortgage, e.g.
43. On the sea 8. In spite of the fact, arch. 62. Actress Barrymore
44. Meat of coconut 9. Hindu women’s dress 63. Between ids and super-egos
46. In addition 10. Popular decoration target 64. Fail to win
47. Popular at college parties 11. ____ Bator, Mongolia 67. Upper respiratory infection
48. It celebrates 12. 8 bits
African-American culture 15. Often spiked during holidays The solution to puzzle #2509 will
50. Capital of Norway 20. “The Biggest Loser” contestant run in the Dec. 30 issue.
December 16, 2009
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Lodge 559 holiday season in full swing
by ANITA VITOUS the dining room to enjoy a
Lodge 559 Secretary gourmet meal. The menu
CHICAGO — Pioneer was extensive, and we all
Lodge 559 welcomed the ordered selections that were
beginning of the holiday immensely enjoyed. Follow-
season by once again at- ing our meal, President Jean
tending a delightful musical Cherway gifted each of us
at the Drury Lane Theater with wonderful homemade
in Oak Brook Terrace, Ill., muffins. Yum! By this time
Nov. 19. we were all ready for a nap,
Honorees attending the Conemaugh Valley Federation membership Drury Lane is a magi- but the anticipation of the
dinner included [from left] 50-year member JOSEPH VASILKO, 70-
cal setting with its opu- musical kept us going.
year member MATTHEW ORESKOVICH, 50-year member AMELIA
FRICK and 50-year member RAYMOND STRINGENT. lent crystal chandeliers and On Dec. 11, Lodge 559
twinkling white lights. This officially celebrated the
Conemaugh Fed. honors
year’s featured musical was Christmas season with a party
“Thoroughly Modern Mil- at Czech Plaza. Following
lie.” Who can resist singing our business meeting, dinner
along to “Long As I’m Here and cake were served, and
With You” or “Falling in then we exchanged gifts from Pioneers Lodge 559 members ushered in the holiday
Love”? our $5 grab bag. Everyone season with a November production of “Thoroughly
Prior to the musical, enjoyed celebrating the sea- Modern Millie” at Drury Lane Theater in Oak Brook
by EVELYN DIMPFL (749) the guests with 50/50 tickets. Who members were escorted to son with fraternalism. Terrace, Ill.
Conemaugh Valley Federation can resist those guys?
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — For 30 Following dinner, President
years now, the Conemaugh Valley Kuzma welcomed everyone then ents, grandparents, uncles and aunts to another location. The accommodations
Federation has had the pleasure of introduced Theresa McCloskey support them. We have to acknowledge were excellent and very much appreci-
hosting a dinner dance to honor Stigers who sang the National the fact that if it weren’t for the efforts ated. Thank you, Bro. Bevsek.
members of its SNPJ Lodges who Anthem. She did a wonderful job of some, this party would not have hap- Time is running out to put your teams
have attained 50, 60, 70 and 80 as usual. We were entertained by by BOB SMOLE pened. First of all, we need to recognize together for the annual Verbick Frater-
years of membership in the Soci- Bob Debevits and Joe McCloskey Badger Lodge 584 for stepping up nal Memorial Bowling Tournament at
ety. This year was no different. (274), as well as Theresa with sev- MILWAUKEE — The USPEH and acting on the fact that Milwaukee Rivera Lanes, 85th and W. Greenfield
The festivities took place at eral musical selections. National Slovenian Chorus held their annual no longer has a Federation to pick up Ave., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at noon.
Aces Lounge in Johnstown where Treasurer Robert Lawrence gave Christmas concert Nov. 29. The concert the tab for these events. The Badger You must be a member of SNPJ, KSKJ,
nearly 140 people gathered to very interesting personal com- was presented in Greenfield, Wis., at Lodge, under the direction of Sis. Mary CFU or Sloga in order to participate.
celebrate an afternoon of frater- ments and congratulated those St. John the Evangelist Church, 84th Donovan, pursued efforts to continue The price will remain the same as last
nalism. We enjoyed a delicious present for attaining their mem- and West Coldspring Road. A sizeable this longtime tradition as was presented year, $80 per five-man team. Mixed men
meal, musical program and a bership milestones. This year’s group of supporting individuals were in the past by the Federation. and women teams, as well as between
wonderful guest speaker, as well honorees were 50-year members in attendance on this cloudy, chilly This event was sponsored by Lodge the four participating fraternal organi-
as the introduction of honored Raymond Stringent (254), Amelia Sunday afternoon celebrating the start 584 with the understanding that any zations, are acceptable entries. Teams
guests and dancing. Frick (749) and Joseph Vasilko of the Christmas season. The sounds youth and adult members or guests from paid in full will be given priority. If you
President Ed Kuzma (289) (749); 70-year member Matthew of traditional and Slovenian holiday other Lodges would be responsible for have any questions or would like to be
again made the dinner arrange- Oreskovich (3); and 80-year songs echoed throughout the church in a portion of the expenses, such as gifts, placed on a list of available bowlers to
ments and Federation delegates member Anna Gojmerac (289). splendor, focusing everyone’s thoughts food and beverages that were paid for fill-in as needed, you must contact Sis.
handled other duties. President Congratulations to these members on the upcoming season. out of the Badger Lodge treasury. We Donovan at (414) 817-0192.
Kuzma extends his thanks and as well as those who were unable In the first segment of the program, need to acknowledge Sis. Donovan for As you read this, the Christmas
appreciation to all who helped, to be present. the chorus preformed as skilled singers, her efforts in conducting this party so holiday is nearing. It’s an exciting time
especially Evelyn Dimpfl (749) The flower arrangement was enhanced by solos from Bro. Tom and that all were treated equally and had a of year as we gather with family and
and Marilyn Alberter (3) who won by Joe Vasilko, who asked Sis. Jan Gehm (584). A short intermis- great time. friends to exchange gifts, friendship,
sent invitations to the honorees that it be given instead to Sis. sion was followed by the second part The young members were occupied fellowship and, most of all, love. Please
and kept track of who would Gojmerac. Then the dancing be- of the program, which included a solo with a craft making session that was put keep in your thoughts and prayers the
be attending, and Marilyn who gan! The Polka Quads once again by Bro. Mike Maren (584). The concert together by Sis. Michelle Schweiger special people who make it possible for
served as photographer for the provided excellent music. It is my
concluded with Music Director Mici (584), followed with a sing-along with us to enjoy the freedom we have. The
day; Ken Zakraysek (174) who understanding that the dancers
Bregant asking the audience to par- Sis. Jane Lynch (584) on her guitar. people who have given themselves and
stepped in at the last minute to stayed until the end.
ticipate in singing “Sveta noč” (“Silent Entering stage right was jolly old Santa. are away from their family and friends at
handle the financial end of the The committee extends sincere
Night”) performed in both Slovenian He arrived to distribute presents and this holiday season. The people who put
day; and Joanne Vasilko (749) thanks to all who help to make this
and English. have a heart-to-heart talk with all the their lives on the line so we can continue
and Marcella Micko (274) who a very special occasion for these
This traditional concert is presented little ones, listening to their requests to have the freedom our country has
ordered flowers for the honorees very special people: the workers,
each year by our wonderful Slovenian and wishes from their Christmas lists. fought for. Yes, it’s the individuals in
as well as the beautiful floral ar- ticket sellers, Lodge secretaries
rangement. As usual, also helping and especially those who take group. It’s one that always gets you in Santa had questions for each of the the military who need our prayers and
out were Tony Ukmar (749) and the time to come and support the the yuletide spirit. Needless to say, the kids as well. After all the presents were thanks for their sacrifice. Keep them in
John Micko (274), who greeted honorees. See you next year! USPEH Slovenian Chorus managed to distributed, the climax came as the your thoughts and prayers during this
accomplish it again this year. All the countdown began for opening the gifts. holiday season – and always.
talented individuals that make up the Paper, ribbons and bows were flying ev- January starts the new year, and our
chorus, not forgetting the music direc- ery which way, and were accompanied regular Badger Lodge 584 meeting will
tor, put forth a lot of time rehearsing by hollers, screams and laughter as the take place on the third Thursday of the
and preparing for this event, and they children opened their gifts. month, Jan. 21, 2010, at St. Peter’s
deserve our applause and gratitude. A lunch was served and enjoyed Church Hall, 7929 W. Lincoln Ave.,
Much time and effort is expounded by everyone. Sis. Michele Phalen beginning at 7:30 p.m. Start off the
by all participants to make this an (584) was on the lunch committee and new year by attending the meeting,
entertaining and successful program. helped set up the buffet line that con- visiting old friends and making new
Job well done! tained barbeque beef and hot dogs as friends, enjoying camaraderie, and
I do have a correction to last issue’s the main dishes, with an assortment of don’t forget the wonderful desserts
“Badger Jabber” article. Bruce Korosa sides and desserts brought in to share served immediately after the meeting.
has his own band in Illinois and has the by parents. Supporting the “big guy” Stop in and say hello.
“Polkas on Tour” radio show Sunday in red was John Bolka as “Billy the As I prepare to confront the remain-
mornings from 9 to 10 a.m. on WJOL Brownie.” We had the assistance of der of the holidays and the coming new
1340 AM and www.wjol.com. Bro. two SNPJ scholarship recipients, Eric year, I would like to wish all of you a
Grant Kozera does not have a radio Demshar and Courtney Grant, who very merry Christmas and a happy New
show as was printed in the article. were fulfilling their requirements for Year. I hope that 2010 will be filled
The SNPJ youth Christmas party Lodge participation. with good health and prosperity for all.
was held Dec. 5 in the Bevsek-Verbick Lastly, we need to thank Bro. Frank Good health is something we all need,
lower lounge/meeting room. There Bevsek (764) for the use of his facil- while prosperity is something we all
SNPJ National Treasurer ROBERT LAWRENCE was on hand
to congratulate the honorees, including 80-year member ANNA were 20 smiling and happy SNPJ youth ity for this event. It was a last-minute want. Health and prosperity together
GOJMERAC. members in attendance, along with par- change due to a conflicting date at make life easier.
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the Slovenian Catholic Center was really out the signing of the border arbitration
nice, offering all kinds of cookies packed agreement with Croatia as the biggest
in decorative Christmas tins. foreign policy achievement in the first
Here & There
On Dec. 12, members of the former year of his government. He believes solv-
Perfect Circle 26 held their annual Christ- ing this issue opens the door for Slovenia
mas reunion at the Bohemian Crystal in to again become an important player in
Westmont, Ill. I was sad to hear that June Southeastern Europe.
by GRACE DOERK Zasadil would not be in attendance since Prime Minister Pahor has predicted
she is now in a nursing home. That really that the Slovenian economy will need a
CHICAGO — Thanksgiving is over, and shook me. few years to stabilize in the aftermath of
now is the time to start preparing for the The Chicago Federation of SNPJ the global financial and economic crisis.
Christmas holiday. Our Thanksgiving was Lodges held their annual youth Christmas In Pahor’s opinion, the results Slovenia
wonderful. We spent two days in Michigan party Dec. 5. Tina Rigler again emceed the has achieved, despite or because of the
and were overjoyed to see my sister’s first program and did a great job as usual. Held economic turmoil, would enable the
grandchild. I’ve never seen such a good at the Slovene Catholic Center, the party country to emerge from the crisis more
baby; Ryan smiles all the time and cries included a meal, a visit from Santa Claus, competitive and more solidarity-minded
very little. and fun and games for everyone in atten- than it had been before, based on a good
The holiday season is starting to get dance. Vince Rigler provided the musical exit strategy.
hectic for us. Today alone I had four entertainment and did an excellent job. I We hope that all of our SNPJ friends
things to attend. Among them was the had one granddaughter, Annie Wysopal, in enjoy the Christmas season. It seems the
[Left to right] Sis. GRACE DOERK, a 60-year member of
Pioneer Lodge 559, celebrated with SNPJ member and
annual Christmas concert held at the Joliet attendance. The rest of my grandchildren holiday comes so fast, and before long it’s
Croatian Fraternal Union (CFU) National President Bro. Junior College. Many of those performing are either in or out of college. all over and we face the New Year. Enjoy
BERNIE LUKETICH, Lodge 559 member Bro. EMIL GOLUB were students from the music store where Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor the holidays, and until next time, my very
and Frank Jerbich at a November CFU activity. I work. I must say that the cookie sale at is making history these days. He singled best wishes.
Lodge 749 welcomes transferred members, readies for the start of a new year
by EVELYN DIMPFL heart attack Oct. 17 and died a short by George E. Andrykovitch of Palm sympathies. start and have enjoyed their friend-
Lodge 749 Secretary time later. Coast, Fla. Please accept my condo- We recently received notice that ship ever since. Thanks for the nice
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Since my last Ken was a true SNPJer who loved lences on your loss, George. I hope 10 members from Lodge 800 have afternoon!
articles were published in August, a lot so many facets of the Society. He you find the peace you are looking been transferred into our Lodge. We Speaking of Slovenia, I’ve been
has happened to change my life for- served as treasurer of Lodge 749 and for. Member Verne Allendorfer, a 70- graciously welcome all of you and wondering if SNPJ will be sponsoring
ever. In one of the articles I mentioned the Conemaugh Valley Federation, as year member of SNPJ who was to be hope you will remain steadfast to another trip to Slovenia in the near
that my husband Ken and I would be well as three other organizations. He honored for that accomplishment, also the Society. future. It’s been over two years since
heading to the SNPJ Recreation Cen- loved going to the Rec Center and was died recently. While I don’t know her For the Thanksgiving holiday, I the last one, and it sure seems about
ter for Senior Roundup, which was a a delegate to several conventions. family, I extend sincere sympathies to traveled to McMurray, Pa., to cel- time for another.
wonderful and happy time spent with I’m fortunate to have my sons, their her son, Charles, as well as any other ebrate with my son Joe and his wife, Our annual Lodge meeting will
many good friends. I also mentioned wives and one darling grandson who surviving family members. Beth. We enjoyed a traditional turkey be held Dec. 30 beginning at 7 p.m.
in a Conemaugh Valley Federation was the apple of his grandfather’s A very good friend and member, dinner on Friday and were joined by All are welcome to participate. The
article that we would be on a three- eye. My sister, Joanne Vasilko, and Margaret “Peg” Kopler, passed away my son Ken, his wife Amy and little meetings are held in my home, 549
week trip beginning Sept. 2. But those her family, as well as all of Ken’s Nov. 24, just two days before Thanks- Felix. It was so good to be with them Highland Ave. in Johnstown. For
plans came abruptly to an end. family, have been very supportive. giving, after suffering bravely for a this holiday; it meant more than ever. directions or more information, I can
In the early hours of Sept. 1, Ken His death was a complete shock, but long time. She was the daughter of the Over the weekend they did a bit of be reached at (814) 536-6134.
suffered a serious stroke which af- I believe he is happy where he now late Henry and Gladys Ahlborn. Peg Christmas decorating and we paid a Keep in mind that an SNPJ prod-
fected his right side and his speech. lives, free of any handicap. I thank all is survived by her husband Lou and visit to the Meadows Casino where uct would make a great Christmas
He was hospitalized for two weeks of our family and many friends who daughter, Colleen Runyon of Virginia, we made our deposit. gift for that hard-to-buy-for person
then discharged to a rehabilitation have given me comfort and strength as well as a darling granddaughter, On Sunday, Joe, Beth and I vis- in your family. Or what about your
facility for more intense therapy. It through it all. Lindsey Runyon. ited Larry and Millie Spezialetti in grandchildren – do they really need
was very slow progress, but I was Other members of our Lodge who To all the families suffering the Greentree, Pa. They are dear friends another toy? Think about it!
hopeful that with time he could return have passed away include Mollie death of a dear one, I now understand we met on an SNPJ trip to Slovenia Best wishes to all for a very warm,
home. Unfortunately, he suffered a Andrykovitch. Mollie is survived your loss. You truly have my deepest in 2004. We hit it off right from the wonderful and merry Christmas.
I have no problem with the people thing for someone else to take care of.
50-Year Members who get my room ready for the day. They
always come after breakfast and since I
Intentions to the contrary, I know it’s time
to wind the clock only when the pendulum
December 2009 by CARL ZVANUT
like to eat, I’m dressed when they come isn’t moving. There’s remembering the one
in. It’s best that I not be around when they pill I take once a week before breakfast.
Lodge Member Lodge Member DEVON, Pa. — Living in an assisted are doing their thing though, because then Leaving a note on the bathroom mirror the
2 Dorothy D. Komnick 564 Kathleen G. Kaiser living home is, for me, an exercise in I’d see how much better they do the job night before was a loser because I’d forget
34 Dennis L. Ster 603 Robert A. Strah regimentation. Regulations from the state than I would. to put the note up. I thought about putting
87 Thomas A. Sedmak 604 Diane Bencin Sutyak define what is needed to be considered an I have a big problem when a new home up a note to remember to put up the note,
223 Janet Lee Allderdice 614 Joseph J. Blatnik assisted living home, and regulations by regulation comes along because I read but that sounded silly, so now the note is
223 Louise A. Myers 615 Louis Pavlic the assisted living home define the limits somewhere that changes are upsetting, up seven days a week. I’ll have to leave
225 Linda J. Benso 715 Carolyn J. Meyers of what I can do as a resident. Then there and I don’t want to be an exception. I can’t room for another note because there’s
254 Frank J. Dolence 723 Rita K. Murdoch are the limits I have to impose on myself argue with regulations that aim to maintain been a problem setting out the laundry
292 Janet T. Bolt 723 John D. Viencek to be within the limits of what I can do order, but I can feel my hackles coming once a week.
459 Mary Szabo 738 Gary Gorsha as a resident. up when there’s a move to get me to do While health care is settling down in
Regimentation begins with adjusting what someone else is doing, especially Congress, I’ve been reading what I missed
my getting up so that I am on a par with when I think I’m paying for it. But, that’s while staying too close to health care. I
60-Year Members the rest of the building. If I am early for
breakfast, I have to wait for the rest of
been going on in daily life for so long that
I’ve forgotten what it was like to go into a
liked the exchange between Bess Truman
and her husband, our 33rd President, Harry.
December 2009 the world in these walls to catch up. If grocery store and have someone else hand After seeing his wife burning her letters
Lodge Member Lodge Member I’m late, I have to catch up with them. me the bottle of milk I came in for. Service to him, he said to think of the history, and
2 Louise J. Fedor 289 Frances M. Cebular Needless to say, I still like to eat at noon just isn’t what it used to be. she answered that she had. Then there
11 Stephen J. Balint 292 Edward M. Kavcich and in the evening, so there are more Then there are my regulations of me. was my table partner’s adage of weight
21 Geraldine W. Kalister 419 Betty J. Mason adjustments needed to stay on par with Every seven days I wind the family desktop loss, leading to “being too thin to go out
34 Danica S. Scott 476 Suella Ann Dolence the regulations. pendulum clock that I now think is a good in the wind.”
41 Rita Marie Oblak 665 Robert H. Gramc
107 John E. Teisa 778 Joyce E. Peterson
Billy Joe Billiard
778 Raymond Carl Bozich
SNPJ Scholarship Fund Donations
for the month of November 2009
70-Year Members California Federation of SNPJ Lodges ..........$525 SNPJ Lodge 274, Dunlo, Pa..........................$100 Eileen Martin, Johnstown, Pa. .........................$20
SNPJ Lodge 289, Tire Hill, Pa. ......................$200 Chris & Cindy Bridgeman, Ortonville, Mich. ..$100 Patrick Martin, Midlothian, Va. .........................$20
Lodge Member Lodge Member In memory of deceased members Regina Jerry & Mary Frances Sandusky, Johnstown, Pa...$20
Ed & Mary Lou Nosko (749), Fairfax, Va. ......$100
1 Mary Petriko 142 Frances Keck Zablotney, Margaret Intihar, Lucille Balya,
2 Genevieve Grilc 268 Anne Maras Frances R. Remshak, Milwaukee ..................$100 Julie Prociak (749), Hollsopple, Pa..................$20
Anne Cebular, John Smear and Conemaugh
3 Betty Baran 268 Ann M. Techar Valley Federation Treasurer Ken Dimpfl Allison Engel (138), Pittsburgh ........................$50 Sue Woodall, Johnstown, Pa...........................$20
6 Jean Lewis 449 Helen McFarlin Alex & Susan Yenyo, Springfield, Va. .............$50 Marion Cigich (749), Johnstown, Pa................$20
41 Albert Oblak 559 Helen Kachel Young Americans Lodge 564, Detroit............$100
Sally Glavach (254), Clarkston, Mich. .............$50 Alvene Paluchak Family, Johnstown, Pa.........$20
41 Margaret Bickerstaff 584 Helen C. Gumsey Joe & Bea Cvetas (787), N. Palm Beach, Fla....$100
89 Nick M. Bozic 584 Christine Musick Larry & Julie (749) Wagner, Johnstown, Pa. ...$50 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Thomas, Windber, Pa. ......$20
In memory of Al Jergel
117 Cecilia Pomi 665 Amelia P. Bunder Linda Millmine, Holly, Mich. .............................$50 Eleanor Beltz (749), Johnstown, Pa. ...............$20
120 Matilda V. Anaya 723 Joseph Rea SNPJ Lodge 782, Glenshaw, Pa. ..................$100
Al & Janet Yenyo, Fredericksburg, Va.............$50 Genevieve Berezonsky (749), Johnstown, Pa. ..$20
142 Diana M. Cernigoj In memory of Alvin Jergel
Frances Mavri (749), Hollidaysburg, Pa. .........$50 Janet Rengh, Seward, Pa................................$15
Robert & Janice Rockwell (138), Middletown, Md. ..$42
Mary Wukina (749) & Steven Wukina Jr., Mary & Mafalda Mastrolembo, Johnstown, Pa. ...$15
80-Year Members Robert & Janice Rockwell (138), Middletown, Md. ..$35
Mary A. Kozlowski, Franklin, Wis. ...................$25
Hollidaysburg, Pa. ...........................................$50
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Getzey, Johnstown, Pa. .....$50
Mr. & Mrs. C.P. Arnone, Johnstown, Pa. .........$15
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Vasilko (749), Johnstown, Pa. ..$15
December 2009 In memory of John Skusek Corporate Security Services Inc., Johnstown, Pa. ..$50 Christine Smith (3), Johnstown, Pa. ................$10
Lodge Member Lodge Member Arnold & Jean Koci (786), Laguna Niguel, Calif. ..$25 Malcom & Shirley Haskell, Ocean City, N.J.....$30 Ethel Meyers (749), Johnstown, Pa.................$10
1 Johanna Ferraro 564 Mary Likovich In memory of Thomas Kaucic
Jack & Phyllis Wilson, Johnstown, Pa. ............$30 Frank & Betty Lopez, Johnstown, Pa. .............$10
8 Edith Podlesnik 626 Mary Zodnik
SNPJ Lodge 786, Orange County, Calif. .........$25 Elgene & Evelyn Biber (749), Johnstown, Pa. ..$25 Tim & Judy Younger, Nicktown, Pa. ................$10
117 Elizabeth Mackovsek 721 Frances Zakrajsek
In memory of Thomas Kaucic
138 John S. Progar 749 Stella DePolo John Langerholc Jr. (749), Marietta, Ga. .........$25 Roy & Nancy (749) Boldin, Armagh, Pa. .........$10
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Barbish (138), Canonsburg, Pa...$10 Mr. & Mrs. Larry Spezialetti, Pittsburgh ...........$25 John & Bette Dabbs, Johnstown, Pa. ..............$10
In memory of Ludwick Barbish
Terry & Eileen Miller, Johnstown, Pa...............$25 D.J. McClain, Johnstown, Pa...........................$10
Uncle Sam wants your SNPJ Lodge 634, Sheboygan, Wis. ................$10
In memory of Joseph Turk
Robert & Eileen (749) Wagstaff, Davidsville, Pa. .$25 Ron (749) & Phyllis Korber, Johnstown, Pa. ...$10
money... and it’s up to you whether Mr. & Mrs. Russell Johnson Family (138), Pittsburgh .$25 Adam & Mary Zemyan, Johnstown, Pa. ..........$10
The following donations were made
you pay now or pay later. in memory of Bro. Ken Dimpfl (749):
Mr. & Mrs. Lou Miljanovich, New Kensington, Pa.. $25 Edward Kuzma (289), Tire Hill, Pa. .................$10
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Johnstown, Pa. ........$25 Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Pavlosky, Johnstown, Pa....$10
SNPJ now offers Roth IRAs Bob & Julie Barr and Dave & Sue Hinton, Canton, Ohio;
in addition to our regular IRAs Lou & Peg Kopler (749), Johnstown, Pa. ........$25 SNPJ Lodge 190, St. Michael, Pa. ..................$10
Chris & Susie Theobold, North Canton, Ohio; and Jon
and annuities to help build a & Sharon Hinton, Bloomfield Hills, Mich. ............$150 Jack & Maurene E. Ercol, Davidsonville, Md. ..$25 Glen & Olive Roseman (289), Johnstown, Pa...$10
safe financial future for you Jack & Barbara Shearer, Johnstown, Pa.........$20 Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Kranyc Family (274), Windber, Pa. $10
and your family. Evelyn Dimpfl (749), Johnstown, Pa..............$100
We’ve helped build secure Office & Staff of Conemaugh OB/GYN Associates, Dolores J. Stringent Family, Virginia Beach, Va...$20 Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Vasilko, Midland, Mich. .........$10
futures for our members for Johnstown, Pa. ..............................................$100 John & Marcella Miko (274), Windber, Pa. ......$20 Georgene Trikojat, Johnstown, Pa. .................$10
over a century. Phone Vic (559) & Betsey Glavach, Wheaton, Ill......$100 Dennis & Marilyn Alberter (3), Johnstown, Pa. $20 Mary Jane Zupan (749), Johnstown, Pa..........$10
1-800-843-7675 and we’ll be
happy to help you too. John & Gigi Houlihan, Wheaton, Ill. ...............$100 Robert & Mary Lou Walker (749), Johnstown, Pa. .$20 Albina Sweltz (254), Johnstown, Pa. ...............$10
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Ritchey, Schwenksville, Pa...$100 Josephine Romani, Johnstown, Pa. ................$20 Bob & Dawn Boyle, Johnstown, Pa. ..................$5
December 16, 2009
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SNPJ fraternal sympathies
Bro. KeNNeth K. dimPfl 38th year as treasurer of the On behalf of Lodge 749 and nieces and great-nephews. of Small Arms Manufacturing
• Lodge 749 • Conemaugh Valley Federation the Slovene National Benefit On behalf of Lodge 689 and Co. and Federal Firearms, and
and 25th year as treasurer of Society, we extend our deepest the entire Slovene National served as chairman of the board
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — The Lodge 749. He and his wife condolences to Bro. Dimpfl’s Benefit Society, sincere sym- of directors for the former
Dimpfl family and members Evelyn, who is the Lodge 749 family, relatives and friends pathies are extended to Sis. Reliable Savings and Loan in
of Lodge 749 sadly announce secretary, enjoyed SNPJ trips on their loss. Stewart’s family, relatives and Bridgeville, Pa.
the Oct. 17, 2009, passing of to Slovenia and, in recent friends on their loss. Bro. Kramzer was an honor-
Bro. Kenneth K. Dimpfl, 66, of years, Senior Roundup at the ary member of Valley Brook
Johnstown. He was a 41-year Recreation Center. sis. amalia stewart Country Club, and a member
member of the Society. Bro. Dimpfl was preceded • Lodge 689 • sis. mary ilersich of Seven Oaks Country Club,
Ken was born Dec. 11, 1942, in death by his parents and a • Lodge 603 • SNPJ Lodge 6 and Santee
in Johnstown, a son of Karl and brother, Fred Dimpfl. He is HELPER, Utah — The Hunting Club.
Margaret (Wagner) Dimpfl. survived by his loving wife, Stewart family and members SAMSULA, Fla. — The Rudy was the beloved
He was a graduate of Ferndale Evelyn (Glovach) Dimpfl; be- of Lodge 689 sadly report the Ilersich family and members husband of Ann Demsher
Area High School, Class of loved sons Kenneth K. (Amy) Oct. 11, 2009, passing of Sis. of Lodge 603 sadly report the Sis. MARY ILERSICH (603) Kramzer; loving father of Carol
1960, and the University of Dimpfl II of Columbus, Ohio, Amalia “Molly” Stewart in Au- Nov. 9, 2009, passing of Sis. ron, Ohio, and Bill would play Ann Kramzer; and brother of
Pittsburgh. and Joseph (Elizabeth) Dimpfl burn, Calif. She was an 84-year Mary (Boris) Ilersich, 91, of his accordion. They enjoyed Sophie Kramzer and the late
Bro. Dimpfl served in the of McMurray, Pa.; and cher- member of the Society. Strongsville, Ohio. dining, dancing and spending Max Kramzer, Justine Erbrecht
U.S. Army during the Vietnam ished grandson, Felix Dimpfl. Molly was born in Buer, Mary was born in Bea- time with friends. and Elsie Kramzer. Also sur-
War. He was later employed by He is also survived by siblings Germany, Dec. 25, 1909, and verdale, Pa., where she later Mary loved people, espe- viving are many nieces and
Corporate Security as a guard. Cheryl (Thomas) Gross of joined SNPJ Dec. 1, 1925. married William Ilersich. The cially children. At family gath- nephews.
Ken was a member and lector Johnstown, George William Sis. Stewart was prede- couple lived in Lloydell, Pa., erings she made sure everyone A Mass of Christian Burial
at St. Patrick Catholic Church, (Linda) Dimpfl of Yorba Linda, ceased by her parents, Frank where daughter Carol was was fed and having a good time. was celebrated Nov. 13 at St.
GBU, Knights of Columbus Calif., and Karlene (Peter) and Amaija Krajnc, husband born. Their son, William Jr., The Ilersich family attended Barbara Church, Bridgeville,
8244 and Msgr. James E. Rambish of Johnstown. Aaron Stewart, daughter Ve- was born in Cleveland. every Jakopin Family Reunion with the Rev. Richard Yagesh
Fitzgibbon Council. He was A funeral Mass was cel- loy Stewart, brothers Frank Bill, Mary and Bill Jr. made since its inception in 1978, and as celebrant.
also a member and treasurer ebrated Oct. 20 at St. Patrick and Vennie Kraync, and sister their home in Strongsville for every Beaverdale Reunion On behalf of Lodge 6 and the
of the Slovenian Fraternal In- Catholic Church with Father Hilda Yoklavich. She is sur- nearly half a century. In the since its rebirth in 1989. entire Slovene National Benefit
dependent Beneficial Society, Matthew Reese as celebrant. vived by son Aaron Stewart, 1980s, Bill and Mary enjoyed Sis. Ilersich worked tire- Society, we extend our deepest
Knights of Columbus Fourth Committal followed in Grand- daughter Aarene Zajc, nine a winter home in Edgewater, lessly around the home and at sympathies to Bro. Kramzer’s
Degree and All Saints As- view Cemetery. Donations grandchildren, eight great- Fla., just south of New Smyrna family endeavors. In Strongs- family, relatives and friends
sembly. may be made to the SNPJ grandchildren, three nieces, Beach. They stayed active ville there was their tavern on their loss.
At the time of his passing, Scholarship Fund in Bro. three nephews, and many great- with the local SNPJ Lodge businesses, the nursing home
Ken was serving SNPJ in his Dimpfl’s memory. and transferred their SNPJ and the Melbourne Restau-
membership from the former rant and Microbrewery, one Bro. James a. yaNosiK
Lloydell Lodge 60 to Samsula of the first microbreweries in • Lodge 265 •
Lodge 603. the Cleveland area. Mary and
Sis. Ilersich loved to sing, Bill continued working the SOUTHVIEW, Pa. — With
VIDEO GAME CLASSICS (#2409) solution dance and listen to polka
music. The family developed
Melbourne well into their 80s.
They were a team that enjoyed
sadness, the Yanosik family
and members of Lodge 265 an-
a routine of going to Sunday taking care of their home and nounce the Nov. 12, 2009, pass-
picnic dances in the summer at family, and worked to make ing of Bro. James A. Yanosik,
the SNPJ Farm in Ohio, where their businesses successful. 62, in Allegheny General
Mary was a Friend of the Farm Mary and Bill were at this Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
for many years. In the winter, year’s end-of-the-season polka Bro. Yanosik was born Oct.
they’d visit places like Sneaky Mass and picnic dance at the 7, 1947, a son of the late John
Pete’s in Florida. On Tuesdays, SNPJ Farm. Soon after, they L. and Anna Yanosik. He was
Sis. AMALIA STEWART (689) they went to Wolter Park in Ak- both ended up in the hospital. a graduate of California Uni-
Mary and Bill were together versity, Pa., and a social studies
in the same room at Fall- teacher in Fort Cherry School
ing Water Nursing Home in District, McDonald, Pa., where
DEATHS REPORTED Strongsville.
Sis. Ilersich was the beloved
he also coached baseball and
For the month of September 2009 wife of William of Florida; James was a member of
DATE OF dear mother of Carol Dunn St. Ann’s Roman Catholic
LODGE NAME DEATH CITY/STATE and Bill Jr., both of Florida; Church in Bulger, Pa. He was
A01 Eugene Castellan 05-03-09 Monaca, Pa. sister of the late Joseph Boris; also the secretary of SNPJ
2 Raymond E. Jakse 09-10-09 Murphys Boro, Ill. and loving grandmother of Lodge 265.
2 Louise T. Fox 08-31-09 Rock Falls, Ill. Shawn of Florida and Adam Surviving are his wife of 40
of Hawaii. years, Donna Kosem Yanosik;
6 Peter Tambellini 08-21-09 Pittsburgh, Pa.
Services were celebrated a son, Jason (Amy) Yanosik
6 John A. Keilbach 09-25-09 Pittsburgh, Pa. Nov. 14 at Jardine Funeral of North Huntingdon, Pa.; a
8 Alan J. Labaj 08-12-09 Momence, Ill. Home, Strongsville. daughter, Jodi (Josh) Kirby of
34 Anna Sanders 08-01-09 Greenwood, Ind. On behalf of Lodge 603 and Carnegie, Pa.; grandchildren
2010 SNPJ W. Pa. Bowling Tournament 34 Katherine J. Willis 08-27-09 Clinton, Ind. the entire Slovene National Justine and Jenna Yanosik; a
41 Maxene A. Butcher 09-05-09 North Huntingdon, Pa. Benefit Society, we extend brother, John (Linda) Yanosik
February 26-28, 2010 our sincere sympathies to Sis. of Texas; and sisters JoAnne
53 Dorothy Mihevc 08-21-09 Mayfield Heights, Ohio
Ilersich’s family, relatives and (John) Hixenbaugh of Florida
Men at Sports Haven Bowl Women at Sygan Lodge 6 87 Marybelle D. Jablonsky 12-10-07 Greensburg, Pa. friends on their loss. and Anne Marie (Richard)
143 Carol Ave. 540 Third Ave. 87 Esther DeBone 09-13-09 Irwin, Pa.
Bridgeville, PA 15017 Bridgeville, PA 15017 Stuhler of Canonsburg, Pa.
106 Timothy J. Connell 08-24-09 Weirton, W.Va. Deceased is a brother, Jerome
Phone: (412) 257-2695 Phone: (412) 257-4007
106 Mary K. Hartzer 09-09-09 Coraopolis, Pa. Bro. rudolPh a. Kramzer Yanosik.
Doubles & Singles Doubles & Singles 106 Rudolph A. Tomazich 09-21-09 Carnegie, Pa. • Lodge 6 • A Mass of Christian Burial
Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
138 Richard J. Kern 08-22-09 Canonsburg, Pa. was celebrated Nov. 16 at
Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 8:30 a.m. SYGAN, Pa. — The Kramzer St. Ann’s Roman Catholic
Saturday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 1 p.m. 142 Mirko Cepek 09-24-09 Cleveland, Ohio
Team Event Team Event family and members of Lodge Church, Bulger. Interment
Sunday, Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m.
158 Susan L. Rancich 08-15-09 Cleveland, Ohio 6 sadly announce the Nov. 10, followed in Center Cemetery,
Sunday, Feb. 28, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 12:30 p.m. 174 Frances B. Palko 08-17-09 Greensburg, Pa. 2009, passing of Bro. Rudolph Midway.
190 George Yauneridge 09-01-09 Portage, Pa. A. “Rudy” Kramzer of South On behalf of Lodge 265 and
All-Events Fayette Township, Pa. the entire Slovene National
Doubles & Singles
218 Marlene Ricottone 09-05-09 Pueblo, Colo.
Entry fee $26.00 per person Average Rudy was born May 14, Benefit Society, we offer our
No. person 218 Charles Mataya 09-02-09 Sacramento, Calif.
Friday/Saturday Only 2008-09 1916, in Sygan, a son of Max sincere condolences to the fam-
YES/NO 225 Rose L. Lyons 08-28-09 Kansas City, Kan.
1. and Frances Visnecker Kramz- ily, relatives and friends of Bro.
225 Benjamin W. Veach 03-25-09 Freeman, Mo. er. He was the former president Yanosik on their loss.
268 Thomas N. Gregorich 08-12-09 Chisholm, Minn.
268 Mary Malkovich 06-02-09 Lansing, Mich.
1. 274 Terry R. Jerome 09-12-09 St. Michael, Pa.
Joseph M. Mellon
Pauline D. Ulyon
the sNPJ Heritage Center
preparing for the 2010 season
626 Yolanda Nemeth 09-13-09 Hamilton, Ohio HERITAGE CENTER 2010 Center to kick off the new sea-
2. FROM PAGE 1 son and to preview the updated
643 Stephen V. Bacon 08-26-09 Poland, Ohio
Dr., Wickliffe, OH 44092. displays. Mark your calendar
686 Ileana M. Babich 09-06-09 Hurley, Wis.
Submit bowlers’ names by position in lineup We look forward to hearing for Sunday, April 25, because
689 Viola L. Skriner 09-08-09 Helper, Utah from you! you won’t want to miss this
Five Person Team Event
Highest 713 Alice Ograyensek 07-07-09 Oviedo, Fla. Donations from the Heritage new event! Slovenian crafters
Entry fee $65.00 per team Average
715 Nellie M. Frankovich 08-27-09 Beaver Falls, Pa. Center were sent to Dale Bucar, will be displaying their talents
715 Ronald G. Farran 08-30-09 Hermitage, Pa. Sharon Ujcich Lubich, Val and trades, and ethnic food will
1. 715 August W. Podobnik 09-08-09 Pittsburgh, Pa. Pawlowski, Tony Petkovsek, be available for purchase in the
715 James W. Stahl 08-23-09 Verona, Pa. Cindy Placek, Kay Sefcik, and dining room. In addition, for
2. 721 Sam Ratkovich 08-31-09 Midland, Pa. Pam and Jerry Zagar for their any purchase made in the gift
support promoting the Heritage shop, you will receive 10 per-
723 Jerry Majdic 05-30-09 Riverton, Wyo.
3. Center cookbook and events cent off the total price! Watch
764 William J. Bashell 08-20-09 Milwaukee, Wis. on their radio programs. Tune for details in Prosveta.
4. 800 Bernice I. Irwin 09-17-09 Sheldon, Wis. in to these radio personalities Thank you for a very suc-
and show your support. cessful year. Merry Christmas
KAREN A. PINTAR
5. National Secretary A Heritage Day is being and happy New Year. See you
planned at the SNPJ Heritage in 2010!
Team name _____________________________________
Team captain’s name, phone number & e-mail address:
Remembering our dear ones Always in our thoughts
during this holiday season and always... Frank Joseph Vidergar
March 15, 1935 — Dec. 27, 2007
The entry fee in each event is $13.00 per bowler, $3.75 of which shall be used for prizes, Frank J. Vidergar
$8.00 for bowling and $1.25 for tournament expenses. An extra $5 is charged to all
who desire to compete for handicap all-events prizes. Louis LipoVec Two years have passed
Return form, along with fees of $13.00 per person, per event, to: Mary LipoVec gLad since you left us.
742 Mill St., Bridgeville, PA 15017
Phone: (412) 221-1689 Frank & Mary Vidergar and edith
Make checks payable to SNPJ Lodge 6 We will always love you.
ENTRY DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 8, 2010 May they always rest in peace. Mary Lou
Sadly missed by Mary Lou (Lipovec) Vidergar; Frank Jr., Gretchen, Anna & Ivan
The Home Office will verify all memberships. Complete tournament rules are
available by contacting the SNPJ Fraternal Department, 247 West Allegheny Frank, Gretchen, Anna & Ivan Vidergar; Lisa, Keith & Mia
Road, Imperial, PA 15126. Rules are also available online at www.snpj.org. Keith, Lisa (Vidergar) & Mia Lucas.