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ˇ ´ VESTNIK S P J S T

Volume 106 Number 30

Benevolence

H E R A L D

★ Humanity

★ Brotherhood

August 15, 2018

ISSN —07458800

SPJST Home Office to update phone system

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2018-2019 SPJST STATE ROYALTY! They are, center, Duke Tyson Bilbrey of Lodge 47, Seaton; King Nash Campbell of Lodge 24, Cyclone; Queen Grace Lewis and Duchess Dakota Kienow, both of Lodge 9, Snook. They are pictured with 2017-2018 State King Austen Holland and Duke Maison Holland, far left, both of Lodge 25, Ennis, and 2017-2018 State Queen April Dvorak and Duchess Madison Holland, both of Lodge 25, Ennis. The new royalty court was crowned on Saturday, August 4 at SPJST State Youth Achievement Day held at the Frank W. Mayborn Convention Center in Temple. All State YAD results will appear in next week’s Vestnik.

The phone system at the SPJST Home Office will be updated beginning Monday, August 20. Callers will be greeted with an automated message. If you know the Home Office staff member’s extension that you are calling, you may dial it at any time during the greeting. If you do not know the extension but you do know the person’s name you are calling, you will press “1” for the directory. You will then enter the first three letters of the person’s name, and the call will ring at the person’s desk. You may press “0” at any time to speak to the receptionist, who will remain a real, live person. We look forward to serving you and hearing from you. As always, questions can also be emailed to info@spjst.org. —SPJST—

July 2018 Top 5 SPJST Sales Agents in Certificates Issued and Annualized Premium 1st - Certificates Issued 4th - Annualized Premium $300 Award

Linda Bratina Lodge 196 Houston-West District Five

1st - Annualized Premium $250 Award

2nd - Certificates Issued 5th - Annualized Premium $100 Award

2nd - Annualized Premium $50 Award

3rd - Certificates Issued $50 Award

3rd - Annualized Premium $50 Award

4th - Certificates Issued $50 Award

Kerry Herrington Lodge 142 Houston District Five

Janice Jahns Lodge 88 Houston District Five

Boyd Maxwell Lodge 234 Luling District One

Leonard Jansa, FIC Lodge 160 San Angelo District Four

Silvia Rangel Lodge 32 Victoria District Six

Baltazar Nunez, Jr., FIC Lodge 219 El Paso District Four

5th - Certificates Issued $50 Award

Tommy Ganaway Lodge 91 San Jacinto District Five

N N N N N N N N Inside This Week’s Věstník N N N N N N N N Interest Rates.......................................3 Important Dates ...................................3 Recipe...................................................3 Membership Campaign Update..........4 District News........................................6 Lodge Section......................................7

In Memoriam ......................................17 Youth Section.....................................21 Vestnik Project ..................................23 Czech Culture ....................................26 Advertisements ............................28-29 Lodge Calendar .................................30

Lodge 54 West honors members

Supreme Lodge Chairman Victorick honored for 20 years of service Page 7

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2017-2018 State Royalty Notebook Pages 20-21


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ˇ ´ VESTNIK SPJST HOME OFFICE PO Box 100 • Temple, Texas 76503 800-727-7578 • 254-773-1575 Fax: 254-774-7447 www.spjst.org VĚSTNÍK EDITOR/ DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATION MELANIE ZAVODNY, FIC 254-773-1575 (ext. 122) • Mobile: 254-534-0807 VĚSTNÍK Fax: 254-773-8087 email: vestnik@spjst.org or melaniez@usa.com SUPREME LODGE PRESIDENT BRIAN VANICEK, FIC 254-773-1575 (ext. 139) • Mobile: 254-534-2902 email: vanicek@spjst.com VICE PRESIDENT HIRAM DIXON, FICF, LUTCF, CFFM 254-773-1575 (ext. 240) • Mobile: 254-231-7722 email: hiramd@spjst.com CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER LEONARD D. MIKESKA, FIC 254-773-1575 (ext. 149) Mobile: 254-721-4739 • Home: 254-778-3720 email: leonardm@spjst.com DIRECTOR OF ACCOUNTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES ROY VAJDAK 254-773-1575 (ext. 142) • email: royv@spjst.com DISTRICT ONE DIRECTOR/CHAIRMAN DONNIE VICTORICK, FIC, CFFM PO Box 85, Snook, Texas 77878-0085 Home: 979-272-3265 • Mobile: 979-224-3125 email: dv.aggie71@gmail.com DISTRICT TWO DIRECTOR JESSE POSPISIL 4710 FM 1331, Taylor, Texas 76574-2164 Home: 512-365-1110 • Mobile: 512-826-7371 email: jlpospisil@yahoo.com DISTRICT THREE DIRECTOR JOHN ENGELKE 6475 Gholson Road, Waco, Texas 76705-5330 254-799-4247 • email: john.engelke@hotmail.com DISTRICT FOUR DIRECTOR BILLY ROLLWITZ, FIC, CFFM PO Box 195, Rowena, Texas 76875-0195 Home: 325-442-3141 • Mobile: 325-277-5362 Office: 325-442-3038 • email: brollwitz@gmail.com DISTRICT FIVE DIRECTOR BRADLEY STAVINOHA, FIC 10522 Will Lehman Road, Needville, Texas 77461 Mobile: 979-739-2386 • Office: 979-793-7411 email: spjst@earthlink.net DISTRICT SIX DIRECTOR KAREN KASPAR, FIC, CFFM 8550 N. State Highway 71, El Campo, Texas 77437-9819 Home: 979-543-2532 • Mobile: 979-332-1616 email: k-kaspar@hotmail.com DISTRICT SEVEN DIRECTOR BOB J. BAYER, FIC 4188 FM 1303, Floresville, Texas 78114-6092 Mobile: 830-391-3375 OPERATIONS MANAGER/ MARKETING MANAGER RICHARD A. HRBACEK 254-773-1575 (ext. 246) • richardh@spjst.com REGIONAL GENERAL AGENTS DISTRICT ONE - Jim Schroeder, LUTCF 936-661-2294 • jschroeder55@suddenlink.net DISTRICT TWO - SPJST Home Office - 800-727-7578 DISTRICT THREE - Philip (Phil) McBee, FICF, CFFM 325-647-1949 • Fax: 325-784-7448 mcbeephilip@gmail.com DISTRICT FOUR - Bobby Davis, FICF, CFFM 325-450-3748 • Fax: 325-657-2003 bgdsr2428@aol.com DISTRICT FIVE - Delisle Doherty 832-232-2049 • email: delisled@sbcglobal.net DISTRICT SIX - Carolina Covarrubia 281-779-9956 • covarrubia.carolina@yahoo.com DISTRICT SEVEN - Armando Perez, LUTCF 361-425-5543 • asperez6040@hotmail.com

CAMP KUBENA • 2001 Waldeck Rd • Ledbetter, TX Jeb Lapeyrolerie, Executive Director

979-249-5674 • jebL@spjst.com

HUMAN RESOURCES LYNETTE TALASEK 254-773-1575 (ext. 146) • email: lynettet@spjst.com

Editor’s Note

State Royalty Courts have deep SPJST roots

STATE FRATERNAL DIRECTOR FRANK HORAK Office: 254-773-1575 (ext. 177) • Mobile: 254-534-0681 email: frankh@spjst.com DISTRICT YOUTH COUNSELORS District One - Sharon Russell, 1292 CR 441, Dime Box, Texas 77853 • 979-884-0807 - sharon_russell28@ yahoo.com District Two - Patsy Koslovsky, 764 S St. Joseph Road, Burlington, Texas 76519-3108 - 254-985-2396 - patsyk2011@yahoo.com District Three - Mary Steinman, 1136 Westgrove Dr, Saginaw, Texas 76179-3463 - 817-731-2580 - appamary@sbcglobal.net District Four - Pam Lehmann, PO Box 637, Tahoka, Texas 79373-0637 - 806-561-5105 - plehmann@poka.com District Five - Barbara Linney-Gonzales - 6043 Pineway Blvd., Houston, Texas 77023-6510 713-649-6138 district5dyc@aol.com District Six - Lisa Bubela, 1405 Divide Street, El Campo, Texas 77437 - 979-543-7120 - lisa_bubela@yahoo.com District Seven - April Howard, 2908 Oakdell Trl, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 - 830-624-9242 - aprhoward@gmail.com BY-LAW COMMITTEE District One - Richard Ford, 2392 CR 424, Dime Box, Texas 77853 - 979-884-1451 - dimebox5@aol.com District Two - Ronnie Rieger, 350 Rieger Road, Coupland, Texas 78615 - 512-365-2000 - 512-848-2416/cell - RonnieR1056@yahoo.com District Three - Kay Lynn Kovar, 3303 West Lake Bardwell Drive, Ennis, Texas 75119 - 972-875-6827 District Four - Beverly J. Teplicek, 817 FM 381, Rowena, Texas 76875 - 325-442-4841 - bjtep@verizon.net District Five - Dorothy Pflughaupt, 1243 Clovis Road, Houston, Texas 77008 - 713-859-8976 - dotpflugh@yahoo.com District Six - Joe Siptak, 2312 Norvell, Bay City, Texas 77414 - 979-244-4415; 979-479-0056 cell District Seven - Oscar Korus, 2565 Bruce Road, Poteet, Texas 78065 - 830-391-4169 - oscarkorus@gmail.com FINANCE COMMITTEE District One - Thomas Cannon, PO Box 372, Caldwell, Texas 77836 - 979-567-4264 - jtcannon60@hotmail.com District Two - Edwin Pechal, 10660 State Highway 53, Temple, Texas 76501 - 254-985-2282 - Edwin_Pechal@yahoo.com District Three - Michael Galler, 526 Karen, Waco, Texas 76706 - 254-744-8973 - mlgaller54@gmail.com District Four - Herman D. Weise, 6006 FM Highway 765, San Angelo, Texas 76905 - 325-651-8550 - hdweise@zipnet.us District Five - Marceil Malak, 7444 Meiners Road, Ledbetter, Texas 78946-5118 - 979-249-5940 - marceil@cvctx.com District Six - Glenn Kaminsky, 902 River Oaks Court, East Bernard, Texas 77435 - 979-335-4461 - gkamink@live.com District Seven - James House, 146 Deer Run Street, Pleasanton, Texas 78064 - 830-570-7750 - james.houseconstruction146@gmail.com INSURANCE COMMITTEE District One - Susan Skrabanek, 2657 FM 166, Caldwell, Texas 77836 - 979-272-3440 District Two - Patsy Koslovsky, 764 S. St. Joseph Road, Burlington, Texas 76519-3108 - 254-985-2396 - patsyk2011@yahoo.com District Three - Robert Sill, 400 Westview Terrace, Arlington, Texas 76013 District Four - Leonard Jansa, 6617 Plainview Drive, San Angelo, Texas 76905 - 325-234-8117 District Five - Mark Childres, 14011 Laskey Manor Court, Cypress, Texas 77429 - 832-496-6646 - mark@childresinsurancegroup.com District Six - Elizabeth Holub, 4624 Freyburg Hall Road, Schulenburg, Texas 78956 - 979-561-8640 District Seven - Wendy Pruski, 3895 CR 430, Pleasanton, Texas 78064 - 210-535-4916 PUBLICATION COMMITTEE District One - Floyd Kostelka, 1914 CR 403, Dime Box, Texas 77853 - 979-540-8531 District Two - Tammy Cannon, 305 Bluehaw Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628-6367 512-948-5339 tcannon4715@yahoo.com District Three - Lynda Novak, 7153 Cornelia Ln, Dallas, Texas 75214 - 972-948-4456 District Four - Sharon Hohmann, 222 Crestwood Drive, San Angelo, Texas 76903 - 325-651-5884 District Five - Vonda Smesny, 2607 Wolcik Road, Crosby, Texas 77532 - 832-694-8762 District Six - Helen Kelner, 911 Avenue K, Rosenberg, Texas 77471 - 281-342-2624 District Seven - Jarolyn Popp, 447 Shady Hollow, New Braunfels, Texas 78132 - 830-964-5135

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tate Youth Achievement Day was Saturday, August 4 at the Frank W. Mayborn Convention Center in Temple. Congratulations to all youth who participated in this spectacular annual event! We will feature the results, winning essay, speeches, and scenes from State Youth Achievement Day in next week’s Věstník. State YAD is a bittersweet day for the outgoing royalty court, and this year was no exception. The 2017-2018 State Royalty Court went above and beyond their duties and represented SPJST and their Czech heritage well over the past year. A very special thank you to 2017-2018 State King Austen Holland, State Queen April Dvorak, State Duke Maison Holland, and State Duchess Madison Holland, all of Lodge 25, Ennis. These young people are very dedicated and devoted to SPJST. And, special appreciation is extended to their parents and grandparents for their efforts and assistance throughout the year. New Reign Begins Congratulations to the 2018-2019 SPJST State Royalty! They are King Nash Campbell of Lodge 24, Cyclone; Duke Tyson Bilbrey of Lodge 47, Seaton; and Queen Grace Lewis and Duchess Dakota Kienow, both of Lodge 9, Snook. State Queen Grace followed in her brother Robert’s and sister Emily’s footsteps as Robert was State King in 2011, and Emily was State Queen in 2012. Like last year’s State Royalty, the newly crowned State Royalty Court has deep SPJST roots. King Nash’s mother Kim (Schneider) Campbell and Queen Grace’s mother Loree (Kovar) Lewis were active youth club members and participated in all aspects of the SPJST Youth Program. The moms currently serve as

youth leaders in their local lodges - Kim at Lodge 24, Cyclone and Loree at Lodge 9, Snook. Duchess Dakota’s mother Amy (Gaas) Gill was also active in the SPJST Youth Program, and Dakota’s grandmother Karen Gaas is a past Lodge 9, Snook youth leader. Duke Tyson’s mother Chelsea currently serves as assistant youth leader at Lodge 47, Seaton. When I was a little girl attending meetings and events at Lodge 24, Cyclone, I remember Nash’s great-grandparents the late E.J. and Leveda Geistman. They worked hard and were very dedicated to Lodge 24. Mr. Geistman served as lodge president and was also a member of the state SPJST Publication Committee. Mrs. Geistman was a sales agent. How proud they both must be knowing that their SPJST heritage continues strong in their greatgrandson. We also have a very happy and proud SPJST Home Office staff member. Nash’s grandmother and Claims Specialist Margaret Campbell is beaming! Best wishes to King Nash, Queen Grace, Duke Tyson, and Duchess Dakota on a successful, fun-filled year!

Věstník Dates and Deadlines Please note that the Vestnik deadline is at 12 noon on Wednesdays, unless otherwise noted. August 22 Věstník deadline is Wed., Aug. 15 at 12 noon *** No August 29 Věstník *** September 5 Věstník deadline is Wed., Aug. 29 at 12 noon September 12 Věstník deadline is Wed., Sept. 5 at 12 noon —SPJST—

VĚSTNÍK, (USPS 658480) is published weekly except as announced in advance by VĚSTNÍK, P.O. Box 100, Temple, TX 76503-0100. Subscription rates are $25 per year for non-members. Members’ fees are paid as part of the insurance fee collected by SPJST, 520 North Main, Temple, TX 76501. Second-class postage paid at Temple, TX and additional mailing offices. The exchange of opinions, ideas and information is a vital aspect of our fraternal Society and enables us to make more informed decisions. The views expressed by writers in the Věstník do not necessarily represent the views of the Editor or SPJST management. Please sign all correspondence intended for publication. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to VĚSTNÍK c/o Director of Accounting/ITS Roy Vajdak, P.O. Box 100, Temple, TX 76503-0100.


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SPJST INTEREST RATES . . . 08/01/2018 - 10/31/2018 SPJST Commercial Property Information Call the SPJST Home Office 800-727-7578 for information.

Commercial Property Loans for 1 to 10 Years and 11 to 15 Years

Universal Life Universal Life 3 (plans 1203-1222 with a guaranteed rate of 2.50%) Credited Rate: 3.00%

Annuities Annuity 5 (plans 8032-8039 with a 1.50% guaranteed rate) Credited Rate: 3.00%

Whole Life/ Universal Life 3 (plans 1223-1232 with a guaranteed rate of 2.50%) Credited Rate: 3.50%

Annuity New 5 Year (plans 8040-8041 with a 1.50% guaranteed rate) Credited Rate: 3.00%

Now’s the time to submit important dates for the 2019 SPJST Calendar! Attention, SPJST Districts, Lodges and Youth Clubs! Please send in your district/lodge/youth club important dates for the 2019 SPJSTCalendar. These should be annual events (not monthly/quarterly events). Deadline to submit dates is October 1 , 2018. Submit dates to: Vestnik Editor/Director of Communication Melanie Zavodny P.O. Box 100 • Temple, Texas 76503 Fax: 254-773-8087 email: vestnik@spjst.org

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Family Fun 4 and Important Dates

August 19 August 26 August 29 Sept. 1 Sept. 1 Sept. 2

Sept. 8 Sept. 10-12 Sept. 16 Sept. 21-22 Sept. 22 Sept. 26 Sept. 28-29 October 6 October 14

Number in ( ) denotes district location. Lodge 4, Hallettsville Family Day St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Hallettsville (6) District Two Fall Fun Day • Lodge 47, Seaton (2) No Vestnik Published SPJST Float • Westfest Parade hosted by District Three (3) SPJST Float • Westfest Parade hosted by Lodge 183, Arlington (3) Lodge 47, Seaton Youth Club Splash into SPJST Youth Club End-of-Summer Party • Star Hall, Seaton (2) Lodge 48, Beyersville Fall Fundraiser (2) SPJST Supreme Lodge Strategic Planning Meeting SPJST Home Office, Temple (2) Lodge 47, Seaton Outdoor Extravaganza (2) DYC Fall Meeting • Wixon Valley Community, Bryan (1) Lodge 13, Dime Box Casino Night (1) No Vestnik Published Lodge 29, Taylor Barbecue Cookoff (2) District Four Fall Fun Day • Location TBA (4) District Six Fall Fun Day • Taiton Community Center (6)

Readers Write Dime Box Black Bridge Festival set for October 5, 6 Dime Box Black Bridge Festival and 41st Annual Mini-Marathon (10K, 5K, and 2-mile run, 2-mile walk) is Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6, 2018. The weekend will feature a barbecue cookoff, parade, craft booths, classic cars, quilt display, live music, and a street dance. Friday, October 5 begins at 6 p.m. with a freewill donation chili/hot dog supper, music, 42 tournament, Little Mister and Little Miss Black Bridge pageant, and a street dance. Saturday, October 6 is the 41st annual mini marathon which begins at 9 a.m., followed by fun, food, and games, car show, quilt display, craft booths, music, and parade. Hosted by the Dime Box Lions Club Foundation, proceeds benefit Lions projects and “Black Bridge Park.” For more information, visit www.dimeboxlionsclub.com or check on Facebook: Dime Box Lions Club Submitted by, Carol Dismukes —SPJST—

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wj Good Eats jw Pineapple Sunshine Cake Debbie Veselka Lodge 24, Cyclone 1 box yellow cake mix 4 eggs 1/2 cup oil 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple with juice Bake at 350 degrees about 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely before icing. Icing 1 8-ounce container whipped topping or Cool Whip, thawed 1 small box instant vanilla pudding 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple with juice —SPJST— WANTED: Your Recipes! Please send your favorite recipe email: melaniez@spjst.com mail: SPJST Věstník Editor Melanie PO Box 100 Temple, Texas 76503

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From the Insurance Department

S P J S T M o n t h ly I n s u r a n c e Re p o rt Through July

SPJST Insurance Update

MONTH-TO-DATE TOTALS

Through July: 722: Certificates Issued

FOR INSURANCE WRITTEN, ISSUED, AND ANNUALIZED PREMIUM

Dist. Apps. 1 12 2 3 3 7 4 28 5 85 6 17 7 8 9 0 Totals 160

SPJST Mission Statement Insuring and Enriching Lives.

SPJST Vision Statement

Our vision is to provide a wholesome family environment; to encourage cherished Czech traditions; and to provide high quality, competitive life insurance for our members.

Member Referral Incentive All referral cards received during a given month go into a drawing for three $25 Walmart gift cards.

Dist. Apps. 1 99 2 70 3 55 4 185 5 253 6 58 7 114 9 0 Totals 834

Lodge 154 Fort Worth District Three

SPJST Records Referrals

Lodge

0 0 0 24 24 25 25 25 29 29 29 30 30 30 47 47 47 47 47 48 48 54

Name

Dana Boyd Edna Kana Holly Knecht Margaret Campbell Lisa Kirby Denise Christian Laure Krajca Betty Macalik Steve Lopez Ruby Schroeder Connie Voigt Wanda Dorotik Luc Marcaurele Dennis McDonald Debbie Dohnalik Ruth Hanusch Terry Malina Tammy Martinez Donica Zabcik Brooke Newsom Makayla Newsom Jacob Kaluza

Referrals

2 1 7 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 18 1 3 1 1 4

54 79 80 80 80 87 87 107 107 107 107 107 107 154 177 182 182 182 185 185 185 185 246 246 246

Certs. Issued Annualized Prem. 10 $290,215.00 $21,821.99 7 163,600.00 4,670.50 13 788,609.00 7,953.31 27 2,273,383.00 20,063.60 47 1,207,000.00 19,630.66 11 405,000.00 11,565.38 7 206,222.00 3,431.97 0 0 0 122 $5,334,029.00 $89,137.41

YEAR-TO-DATE TOTALS FOR INSURANCE WRITTEN, ISSUED, AND ANNUALIZED PREMIUM

McKenzie Burcie

Through the end of July 2018, the following individuals contributed 124 referrals.

Written $530,000.00 63,600.00 245,000.00 3,856,345.00 8,629,500.00 915,000.00 1,221,222.00 0 $15,460,667.00

Landon Kaluza Jacob Anes Linda Hill Molley Taisler Carol Wolf Sharon Ingram Billye Westlake Roxanne Bertrand Amy Lyssy Petett Lian Pruski Hoctavio Ruiz, Jr. Haleigh Singleton Jennifer Singleton McKenzie Burcie Janie Coakley Bailee Beckendorf Paetyn Beckendorf Tynlee Beckendorf Michael Gribble Steel McCoy Leah McDonald Megan Ohnheiser Tamara Gettys Ann Paruzinski Marissa Salinas —SPJST—

1 2 4 1 1 6 3 2 1 1 2 1 1 6 1 5 6 3 1 1 1 1 7 2 9

Written $2,495,010.00 4,523,600.00 2,363,400.00 12,487,547.00 21,529,954.00 3,316,836.00 4,791,688.00 0 $51,508,035.00

Certs. Issued Annualized Prem. 94 $1,956,337.00 $62,756.79 62 3,808,600.00 35,657.89 48 1,612,771.00 29,726.00 174 9,886,235.00 107,151.27 184 8,998,307.00 139,833.79 50 2,462,625.00 36,941.89 110 3,225,235.00 48,275.70 0 0 0 722 $31,950,110.00 $460,343.33

Yo u t h C l u b s ’ U p d a t e DISTRICT FIVE YOUTH CLUBS

DISTRICT ONE YOUTH CLUBS Lodge No.

9 13

Youth Club Name

Certs. Issued

Snook Youth Club Dime Box Youth Club

5 3

Lodge No.

81 88 142

Youth Club Name

Referral cards are available from the Home Office or submit referrals online at spjst.org

Insuring and Enriching Lives

24 29 47 48 80 187

Youth Club Name

2 4 10 2 2 1

DISTRICT THREE YOUTH CLUBS Lodge No.

25 84

Youth Club Name

Certs. Issued

Ennis Youth Club Dallas Youth Club

2 2

DISTRICT FOUR YOUTH CLUBS Lodge No.

49 160

DISTRICT SIX YOUTH CLUBS

Certs. Issued

Cyclone Youth Club Taylor Youth Club Seaton Youth Club Beyersville Youth Club Holland Youth Club Round Rock Youth Club

Youth Club Name

Certs. Issued

Rowena Youth Club San Angelo Youth Club

Membership Campaign Insuring and Enriching Lives

Membership Campaign Insuring and Enriching Lives

I am proud to introduce

I am proud to introduce

I am proud to introduce

_____________________________

_____________________________

_____________________________

for membership in SPJST.

for membership in SPJST.

for membership in SPJST.

(name of prospective member)

2 10 6

DISTRICT TWO YOUTH CLUBS Lodge No.

10 25

Lodge No.

30 40 148

Youth Club Name

(name of prospective member)

Information on Prospective Member

Information on Prospective Member

Parent/Guardian Name (if under age 18) ________________________________ Address _________________________ ________________________________ City ____________________________ State_____________ Zip___________ Phone (_______)__________________ Email ___________________________ Notes ___________________________ ________________________________ Preferred Sales Agent (optional) ________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name (if under age 18) ________________________________ Address _________________________ ________________________________ City ____________________________ State_____________ Zip___________ Phone (_______)__________________ Email ___________________________ Notes ___________________________ ________________________________ Preferred Sales Agent (optional) ________________________________

Parent/Guardian Name (if under age 18) ________________________________ Address _________________________ ________________________________ City ____________________________ State_____________ Zip___________ Phone (_______)__________________ Email ___________________________ Notes ___________________________ ________________________________ Preferred Sales Agent (optional) ________________________________

My Information

My Information

My Information

Name ___________________________ Address _________________________ City ______________ Zip___________ Phone (_______)__________________ Lodge No._____ Youth Club Member 

Name ___________________________ Address _________________________ City ______________ Zip___________ Phone (_______)__________________ Lodge No._____ Youth Club Member 

Name ___________________________ Address _________________________ City ______________ Zip___________ Phone (_______)__________________ Lodge No._____ Youth Club Member 

Please return completed card to an SPJST Sales Agent or mail postage-paid card to SPJST Home Office (see reverse).

Please return completed card to an SPJST Sales Agent or mail postage-paid card to SPJST Home Office (see reverse).

Please return completed card to an SPJST Sales Agent or mail postage-paid card to SPJST Home Office (see reverse).

Copyright © 2016 by SPJST.

Copyright © 2016 by SPJST.

Copyright © 2016 by SPJST.

8 2 1

DISTRICT SEVEN YOUTH CLUBS Lodge No.

79 107 185 202

Youth Club Name

Certs. Issued

Corpus Christi Youth Club Floresville Youth Club New Braunfels Youth Club Jourdanton Youth Club

12 7 1 2

Listing reflects youth clubs whose quarterly reports were received as of July 31, 2018, and youth clubs that are active. —SPJST—

in the monthly referral contest!

(name of prospective member)

Information on Prospective Member

Certs. Issued

Taiton Youth Club El Campo-Hillje Youth Club El Maton Youth Club

Participate Membership Campaign

Certs. Issued

Needville Youth Club Houston Youth Club Houston Youth Club

Win! All referral cards received during a given month go into a drawing for

three $25 Walmart gift cards!


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= = = Fraternal News = = = State Fraternal Director shares August updates Fall Fun Days Remember, the meetings are fun events. All business should be limited to emergency issues only. What a great time to meet fellow members in your district, renew old acquaintances, and make new ones. Dates for the fall fun days are: District One - Sunday, October 21 Lodge 17, New Tabor District Two - Sunday, August 26 Lodge 47, Seaton District Three - Sunday, October 28 Sokol Hall Dallas hosted by Lodge 6, Cottonwood District Four - Saturday, October 6 Location to be announced hosted by Lodge 229, Abilene District Five - to be announced District Six - Sunday, October 14 Taiton Community Center District Seven - Sunday, October 21 Lodge 79, Corpus Christi Change of Lodge Officers after yearly elections When a lodge officer resigns his/her position, the lodge secretary will need to submit to State Fraternal Director Frank Horak a copy of the written minutes from the meeting where the membership accepted the resignation and the election of another person for that vacated officer position. If you have any questions, please contact State Fraternal Director Frank Horak at 254-534-0681 or email frankh@spjst.com. Decorum at all lodge meetings Please see the attached information that President Brian Vanicek asked me to include with this letter. The suggested guidelines will ensure productive meetings. Our goal is always to create a meeting that is inviting and engaging for all members. I encourage you to take the time to review this information. Texas Czech Festivals Westfest 2018 in West - Westfest downtown parade kicks off on Saturday, September 1 at 10 a.m. SPJST members, if you find yourself wanting to do something on Labor Day weekend, come out and support our SPJST State Royalty. They will be riding in the Corvettes during the parade, and District Three has both SPJST parade floats entered this year for their youth and parents to participate in the parade. After the parade,

you can head over to the Westfest fairgrounds and have your pick of lunch from a number of food booths. The State Royalty will be introduced to the audience at the amphitheater in the afternoon. SPJST will also have a booth under the amphitheater so please stop by and say hello. For more information about Westfest 2018, you can go to www.westfest.com. We hope to see you there! 34th Annual Kolache Festival in Caldwell - The festival will be Saturday, September 8. Opening ceremony starts at 9 a.m. at the south stage located on the corner of Buck and Echols Streets. There will be food, music, state championship kolache bake show, kolache eating contest, and Lodges 9, Snook and 17, New Tabor Youth Club Beseda Dancers, and many other attractions. For more information, visit http://

FALL FUN DAYS

CHANGE OF LODGE OFFICERS

www.burlesoncountytx.com/kolachefestival.html. Houston Slavic Heritage Festival The festival is Sunday, September 30 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Come out and enjoy traditional ethnic food, dancing, music, singing, prizes, local vendors, and fun for the whole family. SPJST will have a booth at the festivities. Stop by and visit us. The festival is held at the Knights of Columbus Hall and Grounds, located at 607 East Whitney Street, Houston, Texas 77022. There will be more information in the Vestnik in the coming months.

Decorum at SPJST Lodge Meetings Meetings are an important part of SPJST’s business and social planning. In conducting the business of our Society, it’s important to show respect — to each other and to the fraternal ideals we seek to advance. The following is a suggested guideline to some of the things we can do to ensure that our lodge meetings provide an inviting platform for members to exchange their views and achieve solutions benefitting the lodge and organization.

• Come to the meeting with a positive attitude. • Treat members with respect before, during and after the lodge meeting. • Be prompt in arriving to the meeting and turn cell phones off or to vibrate. • If you must take urgent calls on the cell phone, please take your conversation outside. • Maintain your dignity and present yourself in a positive manner. • Have a strong agenda. This is part of being prepared. The President should have a good, strong agenda so that he or she can stay on track. If discussion gets off tracks, it is up to the President to get back on track. • Talk one at a time, waiting to be recognized by the President. • Limit side conversations. • Be patient when listening to others speak and do not interrupt them. • Members need to stay on the topic being discussed.

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Heritage Fest and Muziky - Mark your calendars for Heritage Fest and Muziky on Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20 at Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange, Texas. Member Referrals Wanted: Participate in the Monthly Prize Drawing! When it comes to getting new SPJST members, there is no substitute for member referrals. Referral cards received during a given month will go into a drawing for three $25 Walmart gift cards. The individual making the referral also benefits SPJST by helping to build a stronger and more active local lodge. On a related note, SPJST is looking for men and women who believe in the fraternal ideal and would like to consider the benefits of being an SPJST Sales Agent. SPJST FAC Assistance We are here to help if you need assistance. Please feel free to call me or Tammy. Your District FAC is also available to assist you. State Fraternal Director Frank Horak 254-534-0681 or 800-727-7578 frankh@spjst.com Fraternal Services Specialist Tammy Martinez 800-727-7578 or 254-773-1575 tammym@spjst.com District One FAC Kyle Skrabanek 979-820-0531 District Two FAC Ruth Hanusch 254-771-0193 District Three FAC Vicki Sims 214-763-0341 District Four FAC Janeece Williams 806-632-5239 District Five FAC Clay Zapalac 281-750-2920 District Six FAC Helen Zabransky 361-798-3347 District Seven FAC Theresa Haag 830-625-8262 Fraternally submitted, Frank Horak State Fraternal Director —SPJST—


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District One seeks “trunk-or-treat” hosts for fall fun day on October 21 in New Tabor Dear District One Members, Save the date . . . the District One Fall Fun Day is Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Lodge 17, New Tabor Hall at 3 p.m. Youth and adults are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes. One of the fun activities that we are planning is “trunk-or-treat.” We are looking for volunteers to host the trunk games and candy stops. Volunteers will decorate their vehicle’s trunk and fill it with candy and treats - or play a game,

and youth will then walk by to receive the candy/treats. Volunteers are also encouraged to dress in costume. If you can help us out, please contact me as soon as possible at 979-884-0807 or email sharon_russell28@ yahoo.com. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you. Fraternally, Sharon Russell District One Youth Counselor —SPJST—

District Two Fall Fun Day set for Sunday, August 26 at Lodge 47, Seaton Dear District Two Youth Members, The Annual District Two Fall Fun Day will be held at Lodge 47, Seaton on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Registration of the youth and adult Christmas ornaments will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Rules can be found on page 37 of the 2018-2019 SPJST Youth Club Handbook or online at www.spjst.org. I do hope each of you - youth and adults - will show your talent. First place ornaments in each age category will be displayed on the SPJST Youth Christmas Tree at the Home Office. All youth participating will receive participation money along with the top three winners in each age category winning a monetary prize. A short business meeting will be held at 2 p.m. A drink ticket and game tickets will also be given to all in attendance. Those in attendance will be honored to meet and greet our 2018-2019 District Two Royalty Court - State King Nash Campbell of Lodge 24, Cyclone; Queen Brooke Newsom of Lodge 48, Beyersville; State Duke Tyson Bilbrey of Lodge 47, Seaton; and Duchess Tynlee Beckendorf of Lodge 182, Falls County. We are very proud of our royalty court and look forward to their representation of our district. A lot of fun things will be taking place on this day including a “sweet walk” (cakes, cookies, brownies, pies), adult and youth spinning wheels, guessing games, and more. The District Two Youth Club will be

having a silent auction. We are asking each youth club to bring at least one item of $10 or more value. Each family or anyone interested in supporting the youth - we appreciate your support also. Homemade items and food items are always welcome. There were so many compliments on all the YAD crafts entered this year. If you are not sure where to put your item or whether to keep it or not, why not donate it to the silent auction? And, all those sweet breads looked delicious! Not everyone who bid on them got to take one home. Why not make another one? I know I didn’t get one, but sure wanted one. Your items and bids will be appreciated. Proceeds will go toward Camp Kubena and the district youth fund. We are looking forward to seeing all of you and your beautiful Christmas ornaments on Sunday, August 26. Join in for an afternoon of fun along with a great meal of pork loin, double baked potatoes, green beans, tea, and a piece of good tasting homemade cake by Judy Pechal. Not only will this day be a lot of fun and winning prizes, think of the merit points you can earn! These points will add to the sweet envelope you received and took home from YAD a few weeks ago. I hope you all had fun shopping. We hope to see you at Star Hall! Fraternally, Patsy Koslovsky District Two Youth Counselor —SPJST—

District Two members invited to fall fun day at Lodge 47, Seaton on Sunday, August 26 It is time again for a fun day at the District Two Fall Meeting on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at Lodge 47, Seaton. Come out and enjoy three spin wheels with food items and school supplies. We will have a dessert walk, 50/50 chance, jars of guessing games, and much more fun with 10 free tickets to start with. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. The

dinner meal will be $3 and will consist of pork loin, green beans, and double baked potatoes. The youth will have silent auction to raise money for their fund and for camp. The youth will also decorate a Christmas ornament. Thanks, Linda Johnson District Two Secretary —SPJST—

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MEMBER REFERRALS When it comes to getting new SPJST members, there’s no substitute for member referrals. When an SPJST member refers a friend or family member for membership in SPJST, he or she is helping to build a stronger and more active lodge. It also qualifies you to participate in the monthly referral card drawing contest. MONTHLY CONTESTS! MONTHLY CONTEST! All referral cards received during a given month will go into All referral cards during a given month a drawing for three $25received Wal-Mart gift cards. The individual making the referral benefits SPJST by for helping to build will also go into a drawing a stronger and more active local lodge.

three $25 Walmart gift cards.

Please help us to ensure that the leads that you pass on The individual making the referral also benefits SPJSTtoby are quality leads. We would not want any sales agent helping to build atime stronger and on more active local lodge. devote precious to calling unqualified leads. A good referral is someone who an SPJST member has Please help us to ensure that the leads that you pass on spoken with about membership and/or life insurance in are quality Weexpressed would not an want any sales agent In to SPJST and leads. who has interest in joining. devote precious time to calling on unqualified leads. visiting with your prospective lead, make sure that he or A good referral whoAgent an SPJST member has she knows that is ansomeone SPJST Sales will call. Referral spoken with about membership and/or lifeOffice insurance cards are available from the SPJST Home and in SPJST and who has expressed an interest in joining. In online at www.spjst.org. visiting with your prospective lead, make sure that he or she knows that an SPJST Sales Agent will call. Referral cards are available from the SPJST Home Office and online at www.spjst.org.


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SPJST Lodge Section The deadline for all Věstník items is 12 noon the Wednesday before the publication date. Send your news and photos directly to:

SPJST Věstník Editor Melanie Zavodny P.O. Box 100 Temple, Texas 76503 Fax: 254-773-8087

Questions? Call 800-727-7578

Lodge 4, Hallettsville Family Day this Sunday Dear Lodge 4 Members, You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Family Day Dinner this Sunday, August 19, 2018, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, located at 1648 FM 340, off Highway 90A, just northwest of Hallettsville. We will begin with refreshments at 11 a.m. A noon meal consisting of barbecue chicken, sausage, and all the trimmings will be served. Each family is asked to bring a dessert to share after the meal. We will have a brief meeting after lunch to recognize our lodge’s 2018 scholarship winners and present pins to our new 50- and 75-year members. Donations of bingo prizes for the afternoon entertainment will be greatly appreciated. Door prizes will be given away. Representatives from our local District Six and SPJST Supreme Lodge will update us on news and

Email: vestnik@spjst.org events in our Society. To help with the cost of the catered meal, tickets are: 2018 50- and 75-year members, scholarship winners, children ages 4 and under – Free Lodge 4 members, ages 5 through 11 years – $4 Lodge 4 members, ages 12 and older – $5 Non-members, ages 5 and older – $8 Congratulations to our lodge’s new 50- and 75-year members and SPJST scholarship winners. They are: 2018 50-Year Pin Recipients Joseph Jonietz • Sylvia June Jurena August A. Kalmus • Richard L. Koerth Wanda Marie Mikush Katherine R. Orsak • Sharon S. Rogers

2018 75-Year Pin Recipients Vivian A. Chudej • Anita Rosie Hagens Evelyn M. Sklar • Leslie Woytek Oscar Joe Woytek, Jr. Josephine Annie Zapalac 2018 Scholarship Winners Katie Ann Chudej Justin Paul Redding We look forward to seeing everyone and enjoying the day. If you have any questions, please call me at 361-7983347 or Fraternal Activities Coordinator Annie Vahalik at 361-649-4888. Fraternally yours, Helen Zabransky Secretary/Treasurer —SPJST—

Lodge 8, Weimar meets August 27 SPJST Lodge 8, Weimar will meet Monday, August 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. at Oakridge Smokehouse in Schulenburg. for a complimentary dinner. We hope you will be able to join us! Fraternally, Carolyn M. Tobola Secretary/Treasurer —SPJST—

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Lodge 8, Weimar reports on June meeting Lodge 8, Weimar met Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at 6 p.m. at Oakridge Smokehouse in Schulenburg. Texas. Joan Machacek led the Pledge of Allegiance. Marilyn Yates led the prayer before we enjoyed a buffet dinner. President Henrietta Veselka called the meeting to order. Eleven members, including District Six Director Karen Kaspar, were in attendance. All officers were in attendance. Minutes of the April 23 meeting were published in the Vestnik. Earlene Lorfing made a motion, seconded by Anton Machacek, to accept the April minutes as presented. Treasurer Carolyn M. Tobola gave her report. Melvin Tobola made a motion, seconded by Earlene Lorfing, to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Correspondence—A letter postmarked May 1, 2018 stated Jane Carol McKinnon and Monica Statham have requested transfers to Lodge 196, Houston-West. Two cards were received from the Czech Heritage Museum thanking Lodge 8 for its donation in memory of Eugene Louis Balusek. Join Hands Day, which was on May 4 at 2:30 p.m., went well. Lodge 8 joined Hermann Sons Life of New Bielau for this event. We went to Parkview Manor in Weimar and joined the folks there for an activity. Each member brought two to three dozen cookies. Karen reported that District Six Youth Achievement Day will be Sunday, July 15 at Taiton Community Cen-

Donnie Victorick Celebrates 20 Years of SPJST Home Office Service Congratulations to Supreme Lodge Chairman/District One Director Donnie Victorick, left, on achieving 20 years of service with the SPJST Home Office. He was presented a plaque by Supreme Lodge President Brian Vanicek and honored with a surprise dinner at Ratibor Country Grill on July 31, 2018.

Supreme Lodge Chairman Victorick is pictured with his family who attended the dinner in his honor. Pictured, left to right, are daughter Melissa, Chairman Victorick, granddaughter Addison, wife Janice, and son Ashley.


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ter. State Youth Achievement Day will be Saturday, August 4 in Temple. Karen also reported she attended the SPJST Car Show and Founders Day activities which recently took place. Anniversaries for were Al and Arlene Marshall - 67 years on June 7 and Carolyn and Melvin Tobola - 59 years on June 20. There were no May or June birthdays. Alton Machacek made motion to adjourn, seconded by Melvin Tobola, and motion carried. Next Meeting—August 27 The next meeting will be Monday, August 27 at 6 p.m. at Oakridge Smokehouse in Schulenburg. The meal will be complimentary from Lodge 8. Fraternally, Carolyn M. Tobola, Secretary —SPJST—

Lodge 8, Weimar members celebrate anniversaries

Lodge 8, Weimar recognized two special wedding anniversary couples at the June 26, 2018, meeting. Congratulations to, front, seated, Arlene and Al Marshall, who celebrated 67 years on June 7 and, back, Carolyn and Melvin Tobola, who celebrated 59 years on June 20.

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SPJST welcomes Dolores Babic

the entire day for the benefit. The benefit for Scott attracted around 1,000 people, and it raised more than $100,000. Food was served, many bands played, and many folks came. Some supporters came all the way from the La Grange and Giddings area. Thank you to Central Texas for supporting and helping this event. SPJST was well represented. It was the largest, most successful benefit held in the history of the lodge hall. FL Meyer, Trustee —SPJST—

Lodge Karel Jonáš No. 28, East Bernard discusses sale of lot SPJST Supreme Lodge Chairman Donnie Victorick, left, and Supreme Lodge Vice President Hiram Dixon welcome and introduce new Home Office staff member Dolores Babic at the Supreme Lodge meeting on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Dolores serves as the beneficiary specialist in the Insurance Department.

Lodge 13, Dime Box sets September 22 casino night

Lodge 18, Elgin hosts successful community benefit

The officers and directors of Lodge 13, Dime Box invite you to our Seventh Annual Casino Night Fundraiser on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The past fundraisers have replenished the lodge’s funds allowing us to remodel the ceiling, repair the wooden dance floor, add additional lighting, update electric wiring, replace the walk-in cooler in the bar, and purchase a new cooler under the bar cabin. With the hall being more than 30 years old, the building and equipment are in need of many more improvements and repairs. If you would like to be a sponsor, purchase tickets, or even donate towards the silent auction, please contact Carla West at 979-255-2509. Plan to attend the casino night on Saturday, September 22 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and include meal, drinks, 10,000 gaming tokens, and door prizes. The grand prize is a $1,000 travel voucher. For tickets or sponsorship, call 979-777-5458. You must be 21 or older to attend or purchase tickets. Fraternally, Susan Ford —SPJST—

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, a benefit fundraiser for Scott Ruthven, who is a 25-year member of Nashville country singer Darryl Worley’s band, was held at SPJST Lodge 18, Elgin hall. Scott suffered a stroke earlier this year. Scott is originally from Blue, Texas, a small community near Elgin. Lodge 18, Elgin donated the hall for

Lodge Karel Jonáš No. 28, East Bernard met on Sunday, June 3, 2018. President Glenn Kaminsky called the meeting to order. Everyone said the Pledge of Allegiance. Next, he said grace and recessed for the meal. Everyone enjoyed a roast beef meal with side dishes, a congratulatory cake for 50- and 75-year members, and a strudel dessert. When the meeting resumed, President Kaminsky welcomed District Six Director Karen Kaspar, State Fraternal Director (SFD) Frank Horak, honored members, guest, plus visitors. There was a moment of silent prayer for members Gladys Fojtik and Jimmie Schroeder’s mother-in-law Barbara Gentry and to all on our sick list.

Lodge 25, Ennis honors July birthdays

Lodge 25, Ennis held its monthly lodge and social members’ birthday celebration with a potluck supper on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Honorees in attendance received a complimentary beverage of choice. July birthday honorees, are, left to right, Amy Gurley, Rick Hejny, Benny Trojacek, Dorothy Valek, Rose Dlabaj, Mike Riley, Charlie Jurcik, Raymond Lewis, and Arthur Toth. —Submitted by Margaret Krajca, Reporter


VĚSTNÍK Next, Helen Kelner read the minutes from the March 11 meeting and reported on the April 15 District Six Spring Meeting. Minutes were approved. Helen Kelner gave the treasurer’s report for March, April, and May. Reports were approved as given. SFD Horak made the presentations of pins to our honorees for 50-years Patrick Parma and Jimmie Schroeder, given to his mother Rose Marie Schroeder, and 75-year pins to members Willie Hanzelka and Albin Mlcak. Betty

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Ann Kiefert also received a pin. SFD Horak gave a list of items to reminisce from the past 75 and 50 years of events. He reported on the name change of the youth camp to Camp Kubena and its history. Thanks to President Kaminsky for decorating, Linda for getting the cake, Barbara Tichacek for the strudel, and he went and bought food. Linda Bratina reported on FAC events. Director Kaspar gave a report on the

state of SPJST and thanked Linda Bratina for the good job on sales and recruiting new members. Glenn discussed the procedures to selling our lot. Director Kaspar also gave pointers. It’s costing us to upkeep the mowing. We need to notify members by mail, in the Vestnik, and vote on it at the next meeting. He will get with the Home Office for letters. Happy birthday to Glenn Kaminsky, Jeanette Kaminsky, and Helen Vrana. Next, door prizes were given. Thank

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you, SFD Horak, for the donations. Thank you goes to all members who made the meeting a success. Next Meeting—September 9 The next quarterly meeting will be Sunday, September 9 at 12 noon in Wharton County Library meeting room in East Bernard. Helen Kelner Secretary/Reporter —SPJST—

Lodge 25, Ennis shares July activities The 2019-2019 District Three Royalty started off their reign by participating in the Arlington Fourth of July Parade that morning. Then on July 6, SPJST Lodge 25, Ennis and KJT Society No. 35 sponsored a combined Fourth of July celebration swim party at Sokol pool. Everyone had a great time swimming, eating hot dogs,

and socializing with fellow fraternalists! So long and stay cool . . . Fraternally yours, Rita Holland —SPJST—

LEFT PHOTO: The Schlottman family. CENTER PHOTO: SPJST and KJT members and guests gather for a photo. RIGHT PHOTO: Front, left

to right, are Laure, Margaret, Adell, and Joann. In back are Kaillan, Sharon, and Allis.

LEFT PHOTO: Left to right are Rita, Michelle, Angie (KJT Youth Leader), David, and Woody. CENTER PHOTO: Chef Tanner and friends grill up some delicious hot dogs! RIGHT PHOTO: 2018-2019 District Three King Clark and Queen Misty, center, and 2017-2018 State Queen

April. BELOW LEFT PHOTO: Brandon, far left, enjoys hanging out with fellow lodge members and friends. BELOW CENTER PHOTO: Blake and Kalynn. BELOW RIGHT PHOTO: Amanda and Garrett go down the slide.


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Lodge 30, Taiton reports on June meeting Dear Vestnik Readers, SPJST Lodge 30, Taiton’s meeting was called to order on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Taiton Community Center by

VĚSTNÍK President Yvonne Marcaurele. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by District Six Director Karen Kaspar. A moment of silence was observed for any sick or departed members. Secretary Marjorie Treumer read the minutes from the May meeting, and they were approved as read. Treasurer Lisa Bubela reported on

the financial standing of the lodge. There were no outstanding bills at this time. FAC Patsy Baker informed the members of the upcoming events around the state. She stated that the annual End of Summer Getaway in Corpus Christi was back on. It is scheduled on the weekend of August 10 to 12.

Secretary Marjorie Treumer then shared the list of new members, terminated certificates, and death claims. Youth Leader Lisa Bubela informed the members of the upcoming important dates. LIT camp is June 15 to 17, District Six Camp is June 20 to 24, District Six YAD is July 15, and State YAD is August 4.

Scenes from Lodge 54, West’s Quarterly Meeting Friday, June 1, 2018 • St. Joseph’s Hall in West • Submitted by Janice Kaluza, Secretary

LEFT PHOTO: Congratulations to JoAnn and Herman Matus! They were presented a Lifetime Achiever Award for their dedication to Lodge 54, West by attending and helping with the quarterly meetings. Presenting the award are District Three Director John Engelke, left, Lodge 54 Secretary Janice Kaluza, second from right, and Lodge 54 President Fred-

die Kaluza, right. CENTER PHOTO: Celebrating birthdays were, left to right, Janice Kaluza, Coleman Wolf, and Mary Lou Mynar. They were recognized with a cake. RIGHT PHOTO: Director Engelke, left, and President Kaluza, right, present 50-year pins to Floyd Wolf and Johnnye Caralou Young.

LEFT PHOTO: Congratulations to SPJST Scholarship recipient Coleman Wolf, center. He is pictured with Director Engelke, left, and Lodge 54

President Kaluza. PHOTO 2: Director Engelke presents a door prize to Riley Kaluza. RIGHT PHOTOS and BELOW: Members enjoy the meal.


VĚSTNÍK Director Kaspar then shared her recent schedule. She attended the Founders Day Celebration in Fayetteville. It was a great success. She also shared that she attended the dedication of the new fire station built on the land donated by Lodge 41, Port Lavaca, and they will use the station for their lodge meetings. President Yvonne Marcaurele then thanked the members for their assistance in making the recent awards banquet a success. The upcoming District Six YAD was then discussed. The menu was decided. We will serve chopped beef, chips, and a cookie for $5. We then discussed the need for misting stations at Camp Kubena. Members present then discussed the possibility of purchasing misting stations to donate. District Six Youth Counselor Lisa Bubela then shared that the District Six Youth Fund had donated four wagons to Camp Kubena to be used for the campers to transport their luggage. District Six Director Karen Kaspar also shared that she had donated a new board for the camp. Happy birthday was wished to Patsy Bubela and Vanessa and Hudson Riha. We wish them many more blessed years. Happy anniversary was then wished to Kirby and Evrette Lange and to Yvonne and David Marcaurele. We wish them many more years of wedded bliss. Our next meeting will be Sunday, July 1 at Taiton Community Center. Everyone is asked to meet at 10 a.m. The members will then go to Splashway Water Park after the meeting. The meeting was adjourned by President Yvonne Marcaurele. Marjorie Treumer Reporter —SPJST—

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Lodge 30, Taiton members meet “Journey of Freedom” author Peter Vodenka

Lodge 30, Taiton members are pictured with motivational speaker and “Journey for Freedom” author Peter Vodenka who visited Taiton Community Center on Monday, July 23, 2018. The presentation was sponsored by Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS). Pictured are, front, left to right, Simone Riha, Abigail Garrett, Hudson and Vanessa Riha, and Millie Garrett. BACK. District Six Youth Counselor/Lodge 30, Taiton Youth Leader Lisa Bubela, Peter Vodenka, Luc Marcaurele, Grant Bubela, Bethany Baker, Faith Korenek, Brittany Baker, and District Six Director Karen Kaspar.

Lodge 30, Taiton hosts District Six YAD Dear Vestnik Readers, The SPJST Lodge 30, Taiton meeting was called to order on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at Taiton Community Center by President Yvonne Marcaurele. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the members present. A moment of silence was then observed for any sick or departed members. The reading of the minutes for the June meeting were waived. Treasurer Lisa Bubela reported on the financial standing of the lodge. She reported that she would be paying for the donated misting stations previously voted on. FAC Patsy Baker informed the members of the upcoming events around the state. She reminded the members of the upcoming annual End of Summer Getaway in Corpus Christi. Secretary Marjorie Treumer then shared the terminations, lapses, and death benefits paid out. Youth Leader Lisa Bubela informed the members of the upcoming important dates. District Six YAD is Sunday, July 15 in Taiton, State YAD is Saturday, August 4, and she reminded everyone that they needed to make reservations in Temple. She informed the members that the recent camp was a wonderful experience.

District Six Director Karen Kaspar was unable to attend the meeting. President Marcaurele reported that Director Kaspar had visited the members while they were at camp. While there, she donated $100 to the youth club and brought a wonderful snack for that afternoon. Yvonne asked that everyone please get their scrapbook pages turned in so that she can get the final work done. The YAD meal was discussed. David Marcaurele will be working in the kitchen with the help of Ed Zapalac. The next meeting will be Wednesday, August 1 at Taiton Community Center. Everyone is asked to meet at 6 p.m. The meeting was adjourned by President Yvonne Marcaurele. Marjorie Treumer, Reporter —SPJST—

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Lodge 35, Elk reports on July meeting President Randy Pavelka called the SPJST Lodge 35, Elk and Elk Hall, Inc. meetings to order on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 7:09 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by officers, members, and guests. No one was reported on the sick list. Secretary Carla Price read her June meeting reports and with no corrections, the minutes were approved as read. Treasurer Barbara Pavelka also gave her June reports, and they were approved as read. Floor Chairman Gene Pavelka gave his turn-in for June, and we had a good month. Bar Chairman Randy Pavelka gave his June report as well. There was some more discussion on getting a cell phone for the hall use, and Barbara Pavelka was going to talk to the phone company to see if we could get a less expensive phone bill. There was no new business. Secretary Carla Price and her husband Johnny celebrated their first anniversary on July 29. Congratulations to them, and best wishes for many more. Treasurer Barbara Pavelka celebrated her birthday on August 3. We wish Barbara many more happy birthdays. Ten members and one guest were present. With no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:28 p.m. Next Meeting—September 12 The next meeting will be Wednesday, September 12 after hall cleanup. Fraternally yours, Janie Brewer, Reporter —SPJST—

Lodge 47, Seaton invites all to Sept. 15 Outdoor Extravaganza Dear Věstník Readers, We are looking forward to seeing members, friends, and family at SPJST Lodge 47, Seaton Star Hall on Saturday, September 15, 2018, for our annual fundraiser - Outdoor Extravaganza. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. with the meal served at 6:30 p.m. The event is for the entire family. Children are welcome. Tickets are available from any lodge member, or you may contact Edwin Pechal 254-721-2887/edwinpechal


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@yahoo.com or Brandon Bartek 254624-4119/bbartek001@yahoo.com. Tickets which are $40 in advance and $50 at the door includes a steak dinner, beverages (must be over 21 years of age), and snacks. Children of ticket holders can attend for $5 each and will be eligible for a separate prize drawing. Activities include live and silent auctions, bucket drawings, games, and top prize drawings. Multiple guns will be given away including shotguns, pistols, rifles, and kids’ guns. Top prizes are: First Drawing - Two person guided Blackbuck hunt with HH Whitetail Ranch in Gatesville. Lodging, meals, and processing are included. (www.facebook.com/HH-whitetailranch) Second Drawing - Cruise for up to four people through Mega Travel-Temple (valued at $2,000). (www.megatravels.com) Third Drawing - Three person guided bay fishing trip with Backlash Fishing Charters in Corpus Christi, Texas. Valid from October to May and includes bait and tackle. (www.backlashcharters.com) Fourth Drawing - Three person, onehalf day pheasant and one-half day quail guided combination hunt in Santa Anna, Texas, which is west of Brownwood. Guide and dog are included. (www.sahainc.com) Fifth Drawing - Four person nighttime bowfishing trip with Take Em Out Bowfishing Charters. Captain Seth Skinner will provide all gear needed for the trip. (www.takemoutbowfishing.com)

Happy Birthday, Virginia!

Happy birthday to Virginia Rebecek on July 21, 2018! Virginia was recognized and presented a cake at the Lodge 79, Corpus Christi meeting held July 22.

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Lodge 92, Fort Worth honors 75-year members Congratulations to 75year members John Paprskar and Evelyn Scaff, right! They are pictured with Lodge 92 President Mary Krivanek who recognized them and presented their 75-year pins. —Photo by Garland Ellsworth

Only 400 admission tickets will be sold for the five top prize drawings. So get yours fast! Contact Edwin, Brandon, or any lodge member for questions or to purchase your tickets. Please join in the fun, and hopefully, walk away with a nice prize. You do not have to be present to win. See the advertisement on page 29 of this week’s Věstník for more information. Fraternally, Brandon Bartek Vice President —SPJST—

Lodge 54, West honors longtime members The meeting of SPJST Lodge 54, West was held at St. Joseph’s Hall and called to order at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, by President Freddie Kaluza. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Kaluza followed by a moment of silence in memory of all our departed members who had passed away since our last meeting. We did not have any but remembered all members who had passed away throughout the years. Secretary Janice Kaluza called the roll. All officers and sales agents were present for the meeting except Wilburn Willis. We had 26 members and guests present. President Freddie Kaluza welcomed all who were in attendance for the meeting. The minutes of the last meeting were read by Janice Kaluza. JoAnn Matus made a motion to accept the minutes as read, and Marcella Vaculik seconded the motion. Motion passed. FAC Linda

Kaluza did not have anything to report. Members were reminded of the 12th annual Corpus Christi Getaway in August and if anyone would like to join the group, they can call Home Office to get more information. The treasurer’s report was presented by Mary Lou Mynar. Jean Maler made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report, and JoAnn Matus seconded the motion. Motion passed. Czech Reporter Jan Vaculik did not have anything to report. Under old business, Janice Kaluza coordinated a Join Hands Day project for members to help with the Mother’s Day celebration for residents at West Rest Haven on May 11. We asked Helen Kocian to make 10 buchtas for the celebration which were $15 each. The Home Office sent us a $100 check to help fund this project. We would like to thank the volunteers who helped with serving, decorating, and entertaining the residents. Thanks to Elmer Bishop, Christine Bishop, Herman Matus, JoAnn Matus, Jean Maler, Marcella Vaculik, Linda Kaluza, Susan Kucera, Wilburn Willis, JayDean Willis, Helen Kocian, Albina Matusek, Freddie Kaluza, Riley Kaluza, and Janice Kaluza for giving of their time to make this day special for all the residents celebrating Mother’s Day. Under new business, sales agents Janice Kaluza signed up Lincoln Charles Holecek, Freddie Kaluza signed up Jacob Dudik, and Clifford House signed up Carol Jean Bolfing as new members. Mary Lou Mynar made a motion to accept the new members, and Christine Bishop seconded the motion. Motion passed. Janice Kaluza read a thank you note from the Mona Zahirniak family for the beautiful floral arrangement for her funeral. In the in-

surance report, there were death claims from our lodge on Shirley Polansky and Agnes Dujka, and terminations for Kenneth Matus, Shawn Kaluza, and John Kasik, III. President Freddie Kaluza reported 60 scholarships were given away in April, and Lodge 54 members received four of these scholarships. The members from our lodge to receive undergraduate scholarships were Cameron Wolf, Coleman Wolf, Mason Tobola, and Conner Hutyra. John Engelke and President Freddie Kaluza presented a Lifetime Achiever Award to Herman and JoAnn Matus for the dedication to our lodge by attending and helping with the quarterly meetings. President Freddie Kaluza read some happenings from 50 years ago, and it’s amazing how time has changed all things in the world today. Freddie announced all the names of the people receiving 50-year pins. The 50-year members Floyd Wolf and Johnnye Caralou Young were congratulated and awarded their pins. The members not in attendance will have their pins mailed to them. They are Walter Geisle, Jr., James Louis Kolacek, Kelly Jo Kolacek, Candace J. Mason, Benny R. Matus, Mary Ann Neckar, Robyn G. Reznicek, and Mark Anthony Uptmor. Members who celebrated birthdays since our last meeting were announced - Janice Kaluza, Mary Lou Mynar, and Coleman Wolf. Christine Bishop made a motion to

Lodge 92, Fort Worth presents scholarship

Lodge 92, Fort Worth President Mary Krivanek presents a scholarship to Katherine Durham. Accepting the scholarship is Katherine’s father Jon. Congratulations and best wishes to Katherine! —Photo by Garland Ellsworth


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Lodge 117, Robstown members bring joy to Windsor of Calallen

Next Meeting—September 14 The next meeting will be Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Hall. We hope to see more of our members in attendance. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. —1 John 4:16 Fraternally, Janice Kaluza, Reporter —SPJST—

LEFT PHOTO: Birthday celebrant at Windsor of Calallen is pictured with Lodge 117, Robstown President Kathryn Marek, right. RIGHT PHOTO: Birthday celebrant and Lodge 117, Robstown Vice President/FAC Frank Sijansky.

Lodge 66, Waco meets August 20 The next Lodge 66, Waco meeting will be Monday, August 20 at St. Paul’s Church at 6 p.m. We hope to see you there! Fraternally, Dorothy Veselka, Reporter —SPJST—

Lodge 79 Corpus Christi celebrates belated Fourth of July

Happy 7th Birthday, Cooper Kristinek! Lodge 157, Lubbock wishes Cooper Kristinek a very happy seventh birthday. Cooper celebrated his special day on July 19, 2018. He is the son of Will and Jamie Kristinek, grandson of Walter and Carla Kristinek, and great-grandson of Fredda and the late Ernest Kristinek. He is the great-greatgrandson of the late Ernest, Sr. and Angeline Kristinek.

Lodge 79, Corpus Christi celebrated a belated Fourth of July with the lodge furnishing hot dogs and members bringing sides on Sunday, July 15, 2018. The meeting was called to order by President Mark Rebecek. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, and we observed a moment of silence for deceased members Hector Alfred Salazar, Jr., Elizabeth Bohac, and Ben Castillo, Jr. On the sick list were Leona Grant who fell and injured her head and neck, and Becky Urbanovsky and Christina Rew who were both under the weather. All officers were present except for Assistant Youth Leader Christina Rew. We had 20 members and guests in attendance. Secretary Virginia Rebecek read the June minutes. There was one correction made to the minutes. After the correction, the minutes were approved. Treasurer Frank Sacky gave the financial report for June, and it was ap-

proved. Under communications, Secretary Virginia Rebecek read the death claims, a letter from Roxanne Bertrand about donations for the End of Summer Getaway raffle, and a letter from Fraternal Services Specialist Tammy Martinez about Join Hands Day. Vice President/FAC Jerry Sijansky gave his FAC report. He stated a group was baking kolaches for the weekend getaway and gave a history on the Fourth of July. There was no unfinished business. Under new business, Treasurer Frank Sacky made a motion that our monthly donation go to the Loving Spoonful. Motion was approved. Youth Leader Marcia Rew gave the youth club report. The youth did a volcano project and colored pictures. Birthday for July was Virginia Rebecek on the 21st. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Virginia. Twenty-five dollar door prizes were won by Stephanie Richards and Marcus Rebecek. The meeting was then adjourned. Next Meeting—August 19 The next meeting will be this Sunday, August 19 with the lodge furnishing fried chicken. Members are asked to bring a side dish. Fraternally, Virginia Rebecek, Secretary —SPJST—

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Lodge 84, Dallas meets this Sunday; collects school supplies Dear Readers, The monthly meeting for Lodge 84, Dallas will be this Sunday, August 19, 2018, at the home of Charles and Kathy Nemec from 2 to 5 p.m. The Nemecs have graciously opened their home, located at 10707 Webster Terrace in Dallas, Texas 75229. Contact number is 214-351-4214. We will be having a svacina, and everyone is invited to bring something to share. Youth members are collecting school supplies for their monthly charity project so please consider donating for this annual cause by bringing supplies with you to the meeting. See you this Sunday, August 19! Fraternally, Anne Scott Cowan, Reporter —SPJST—

Lodge 92, Fort Worth plans August 28 game night Dear Readers, Please join fellow lodge members and friends for all upcoming activities at SPJST Lodge 92, Fort Worth - National Hall, 3316 Roberts Cut Off Road. Tuesday, August 28—Lodge 92 game night at 7 p.m. Upcoming event and rental information is available from Event Manager Jon Durham 817-624-1361 or online at www.nationalhallfortworth.com. Fraternally, Angela Paprskar Casteel —SPJST—

Lodge 117, Robstown members visit, give to nursing home Dear Readers, On March, 30, 2018, SPJST Lodge 117, Robstown President Frances McDonald attended the Easter egg hunt at Windsor of Calallen Nursing Home. Lodge 117 donated plastic-filled eggs


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for the Easter egg hunt. This event included the residents and families. The employees and families are invited. In April, President Frances McDonald and Treasurer Kathryn Marek attended the monthly birthday party and gave treat bags to the birthday celebrants. In May, Vice President/FAC Frank Sijansky and Treasurer Kathryn Marek attended the birthday party and handed out treat bags to the birthday celebrants. In June, lodge officers President Frances McDonald, Vice President/FAC Frank Sijansky, and Treasurer Kathryn Marek attended the birthday party and handed out treat bags to birthday celebrants. The residents seem to enjoy getting the treat bags and say thank you to us for remembering their birthdays. They also enjoy the cake and ice cream. Fraternally, Kathryn Marek Treasurer —SPJST—

Lodge 151, Wharton meets September 11 SPJST Lodge 151, Wharton will hold its quarterly meeting on Monday, September 11, 2018, at Wharton Depot Museum, located at 100 Sunset Street in Wharton. A light meal will be served at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Carolyn Bucek at 979-532-1910 before Thursday, September 6 if you plan to attend. A memorial service will be held for deceased Lodge 151 members: Diann Gail Sabrsula, Joyce M. Randolph, Timmie E. Naiser, Henry R. Kubosh, Leroy Grigar, Sr., Alfred Martin Sabrsula, Gladys Elaine Holly, William Alexander “Willie” Harrison, Casey Russell Matula, Edmund J. “Ed” Sabrsula, Jr., Herman Ray Pilgrim, and Robert Edward Kallas. Family members are invited to attend the memorial service and light a candle in remembrance of their loved one. Members with birthdays in July, August, and September will be honored. We hope to see you. Fraternally, Janie Bucek Secretary/FAC —SPJST—

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Lodge 160 San Angelo meets August 15

Lodge 191, Lufkin presents scholarship; appreciates defibrillator donation

Dear Members, SPJST Lodge 160, San Angelo will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 6 p.m. The Dutch treat dinner and meeting will take place at Ole Gin Steakhouse in Wall. We hope you will be able to join us! Fraternally, Sandra Jansa, President —SPJST—

Lodge 191, Lufkin hosts anniversary dance There was a very good turnout for the anniversary dance. Thanks to everyone who participated in the silent auction. The Solid Gold Band did an excellent job playing for the dance. Nathan Ham can really make that trumpet sing! Thanks to everyone who brought food for the food table. Everyone enjoys a good meal and meeting old friends and making new ones. It is too hot to do anything else - especially working outside in the yard. Two $500 scholarships were presented at the dance by SPJST Lodge

LEFT PHOTO: Lodge 191, Lufkin President George Scogin presents a scholarship to Abigail Riley. RIGHT PHOTO: Thanks to Buster and Velma Walker for donating a defibrillator to SPJST Lodge 191.

191, Lufkin President George Scogin. Only one was able to receive her scholarship in person, and she was Abigail Riley. She made a very nice speech about where she was going to college and what she was going to do after college. Macy Riley had to work and was not able to attend, but her grandmother Kathy Riley accepted it for her. Both girls will be attending Texas A&M University. A great big thanks to Buster and Velma Walker, some of our regular dancers, for donating a defibrillator to the lodge. It is greatly appreciated, and

Lodge 157, Lubbock sponsors hole at golf tournament

it could very well save someone’s life. When you see them, please say “thank you” because the life saved could be yours. Friday, August 17 Dance The band for the August 17, dance will be Glenn Lenderman and Friends. The dance is from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $6 for members (members have to pay this month) and $8 for guests. Please bring a covered dish or snack food for the food table. The band for the Lufkin Dance Club will be Jurango, a very good band also. Both clubs will welcome your attendance. The next business meeting will be Monday, August 13 at 7 p.m. and usually lasts about an hour. Pat Scogin, Secretary —SPJST—

Ladies Circle of Lodge 92 Fort Worth

Lodge 157, Lubbock sponsored a hole at the Annual Whitharral Golf Tournament held at Texas Tech Rawls Golf Course. Lodge members Will —Submitted by Cyndy Kristinek and Josh Kristinek participated.

The meeting of the Ladies Circle of SPJST Lodge 92, Fort Worth took place on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, with 43 members present including the men. Cherish Ellsworth came with Aunt Lisa and Grandma and Grandpa Ellsworth. She is such a beautiful young lady, and we always enjoy seeing her. As usual, President Cathy Simmank led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance and the business portion of the meeting. Then it was time to sing the “Happy Birthday” song. Those recognized were Margaret Laymance, President Cathy, Sandi Celusniak, and Jeanette Tesar.


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And, for Stanley Krenek, Debbie Akins and Theretta Praslicka, here’s wishing all of you another year of all things good. The fun then began. Our president is so creative and comes up with the best ideas. This month, she developed a unique way to participate in a “Christmas in July” game. I’m going to call it “Cathy’s Christmas Game.” All members were asked to bring one new or gently used item to share with someone. We then drew a card from a “stacked deck.” Absolutely no one could figure out what was happening. Anyway, we were assigned to tables according to the cards we had picked. At this point, I can’t really remember the number of tables we had, but we were put in groups of about eight to 10. We then drew cards again to see in what order we would get to choose our “sussies” (presents). It was just . . . more fun than eating bugs! Such laughter and confusion took place! The ladies at my table were completely lost as to what was taking place; however, we all finally did end up getting a gift. If you missed the meeting, you really missed a good time. It was just great! Thank you, once again, Cathy, for your leadership and thoughtfulness. Binnie Thieme, Joy Booe, and Norma McLendon worked the kitchen. We appreciated their hard work and thanked them for serving such an outstanding meal. There were a couple of selections that I visited twice. M-m-mm . . . call me Miss Piggy! Last of all, two door prizes were awarded to the delight of Mary Ann Krivanek and Carolyn Belew. Thanks to the “door prize fairies” who always remember to bring those special little somethings. In closing the meeting, Janet led the group in saying grace, and as is customary, bingo games followed lunch.

Reminders • School Supplies—Please remember to bring school supplies and/or underclothing for children who are less fortunate. Money is welcome, and someone will use it to purchase necessary items. • August Silent Auction—If each member could contribute one item to the auction, we would have a good amount to haggle over. Thanks! • The lodge has many activities scheduled for August so please plan to attend and support them. See you next month! Joan Simek Shropshire Secretary —SPJST—

★ ★ Reunions ★ ★ Reunion notices are published at no charge and as a benefit to SPJST members. First-run announcements may be edited to fit the space. Thereafter, until the week prior to the reunion date - as space permits - notices will be run in an abbreviated form. Please include your SPJST lodge number/name, and your contact phone number. Thank you.

Pavelka family The 63rd annual Pavelka family reunion will be Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the SPJST Hall in Elk, Texas, beginning at 11 a.m. All descendants of Joseph and Marie

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Pavelka are invited. There will be a noon time and supper time meal so please bring enough food for your family and guests. Paper plates, napkins, cups, forks, knives, and spoons will be furnished along with tea and bread. Please bring bingo gifts as we will have a meeting and bingo after the noon time meal. Later, there will be games for the big and small children. There will be no dance again this year. Please try to attend this once a year event and visit with family and friends. Janie Brewer Lodge 35, Elk —SPJST—

Scenes from Ladies Circle of Lodge 92, Fort Worth

LEFT PHOTO: Hostesses at the July 10, 2018, meeting were, left to right, Norma McLendon, Binnie Thieme, and Joy Booe. CENTER PHOTO: Returning member Caroline O’Brien. RIGHT PHOTO: Birthday ladies, left to

right, Jeanette Tesar, Margaret Laymance, Cathy Simmank, and Sandi Celusniak. —Submitted by Joan Simek Shropshire, Secretary


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Lodge 219, El Paso Aloha Pool Party Saturday, July 28, 2018 • Hawkins Indoor Pool, El Paso


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In Memory of James Rothermel James D. Rothermel, age 99 years and 339 days, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018. He was born August 20, 1918, in Burton, Texas, the son of Bailleux and Nathalie Ponfick Rothermel. James attended Burton Public Schools and was a 1938 graduate of Brenham High School. He attended National Youth Administration Education and Work Program at Inks Dam in Burnet. He was a construction painter at JamesD.Rothermel Corpus Christi United States Naval Base, Corpus Christi. He enlisted in the Navy on March 24, 1942, and was assigned to the 14th United States Navy Construction Battalion (Seabees) during World War II. He was a construction painter attaining the rank of Painter First Class serving at Noumea Caladonia, Guadalcanal, Hawaii, Saipan, and Okinawa. James graduated from Blinn College and from Southwest Texas State Teacher’s College with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He devoted 29 years to the field of education. James retired from San Jacinto College in Pasadena in 1978 as Chairman, Division of Business Administration Department. Prior to that, he was Principal of Ganado High School from 1957 to 1964, Principal of Schulenburg High School from 1952 to 1957, and classroom teacher at Brenham High School from 1950 to 1953. On September 12, 2012, he was awarded Brenham ISD Distinguished Alumni Award. He was an active member of SPJST Lodge 169, Brenham. On August 24, 1947, he married Dorothy Ann Hodde at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Brenham. They kissed and said a blessing to God every night of their marriage until he passed away. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Ann; sons James D. Rothermel, Jr. and wife Cindy of Alvin and Donald H. Rothermel and wife Debbie Ann of Katy; grandchildren Matthew Rothermel and wife Rachel of Deer Park, Megan (Rothermel) Kaup and husband Paul of League City, Bailleux Rother-

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mel of Marysville, California, Abraham Rothermel of Houston, and Nathaniel Rothermel of College Station; stepgrandson Chaz Clemons (James, Jr.) of Alvin; great-grandchildren Abigail and Maddison Ashley (Matthew), Paul Jameson and (soon-to-be) Lincoln Kaup

(Megan); and sisters-in-law Dorothy G. Rothermel and Joanie Rothermel, both of Brenham. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister Mary Louise; sister Nathalie Landua and husband Charles Landua, Sr.; sister Annie Laurie Thaler and husband Raymond Thaler; and brothers William A. Rothermel and Thomas H. Rothermel. A wake was held at the chapel from

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5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31. Funeral service was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Brenham at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1. Burial was at Prairie Lea Cemetery with military honors. Reception followed the service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. The family requests that remembrances be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 303 West Third Street, Bren-

Death Claims Paid in June 2018 SPJST • Temple, Texas

Name Teryn A. Naughton Kevin John Kadlecek Jimmy L. Slatton Jose Luis Munoz Christopher Wayne Hons Franklin D. Volek Clyde F. Skrhak Dorothy Mae Alexander Virginia Shatto Casey Russell Matula Annie Mae George Geo. S. Whitted Ceasor R. Fields, Sr. Hortencia Licerio Margaret Vala Migl Mary Ann Tomasek Herman Ray Pilgrim Odelia R. Alexander Sylvia Barta Clemmie A. Kadlubar Charles Joseph Martinka Sylvia June Jurena Denise Michelle Michna Billy J. Pairett Elizabeth A. Bohac Ruby Florine Massar Ludvik J. Senkyrik, Jr. Andrew Worley Bob McAdams Oscar Earl Schank John Paul Jalufka Timothy V. Moseley Benjamin G. Spiess Sidonia Rose Mikulec Hector Alfred Salazar, Jr. William M. Ruzicka Nelda Karasek Hlavaty

Lodge 154 88 230 107 73 40 29 172 88 151 92 172 240 215 88 20 151 88 160 54 91 4 29 80 79 177 148 215 188 142 88 84 201 15 79 6 6

Location Fort Worth Houston Midland Floresville Seymour El Campo-Hillje Taylor Pasadena Houston Wharton Fort Worth Pasadena Bay City South Plains Houston Granger Wharton Houston San Angelo West San Jacinto Hallettsville Taylor Holland Corpus Christi Academy El Maton South Plains Centerville Houston Houston Dallas Bleiblerville-Nelsonville Buckholts Corpus Christi Cottonwood Cottonwood

Date of Admission 2/03/1972 1/18/1973 9/07/2006 11/07/2007 2/05/1993 4/09/1958 9/04/1970 9/14/1948 2/18/1976 12/01/1990 9/21/1938 6/04/1968 11/04/2008 4/01/2016 10/01/1949 10/10/1973 2/01/1982 10/13/1975 11/25/1939 3/04/1965 5/07/2001 10/02/1968 8/11/1959 11/09/1971 8/16/1973 6/04/1969 7/05/1947 12/28/2004 8/01/1982 5/29/1941 10/30/1959 11/21/1973 8/15/1950 6/14/1972 1/17/2007 9/20/1965 2/01/1994

Date of Death 9/25/1993 3/06/2018 4/30/2018 5/05/2018 5/12/2018 5/17/2018 5/26/2018 4/23/2018 4/25/2018 2/14/2018 11/01/2017 4/12/2018 4/23/2018 2/05/2018 3/18/2018 5/08/2018 6/03/2018 12/19/2002 5/06/2018 1/17/2018 5/02/2018 4/26/2018 5/26/2018 5/07/2018 5/23/2018 5/17/2018 5/13/2018 5/28/2018 12/04/2009 5/18/2018 10/15/2017 5/16/2018 5/25/2018 3/27/2018 11/18/2017 6/12/2017 5/04/2018

Age 21 45 80 64 59 76 85 92 86 39 100 84 72 70 68 74 77 85 96 74 90 79 59 91 78 70 71 78 81 88 58 60 85 86 36 65 88


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ham, Texas 77833; Washington County Healthy Living Center, P.O. Box 401, Brenham, Texas 77833; San Jacinto College Foundation, 4624 Fairmont Parkway, Suite 208, Pasadena, Texas 77504; or Brazos Valley Hospice, 302 East Blue Bell Road, Brenham, Texas 77833. —SPJST—

In Memory of Alice (Cepak) Janecka Alice (Cepak) Janecka, age 78, of Burleson, Texas, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, in Waco. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 19 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption in West. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The family re- Alice Janecka ceived visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel in West. Alice was born April 4, 1940, in West, the daughter of Albert and Agnes (Sulak) Cepak. She attended school in

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Mable F. Jackson Anton V. Janak Geraldine F. Grace Henry Herbert Novak, Sr. Olga Lydia Christy Matilda Beyer Laird Doris Marie Koliba Joseph F. Kocurek Sheryl D. Vyoral Joyce L. Powell Henry H. Holubec Johnnie T. Tupa Bruce E. Laza Weaver J. Mitchell

Abbott and graduated from La Vega High School in 1958. While her children were of school age, Alice attended the University of Texas at Arlington. She graduated in 1972 with a bachelor of arts degree in art with a minor in education earning a teaching certificate. Later, Alice took many courses at TCJC including aerobics, computers, electronics, swimming, and life saving. She was known as the first woman to get an associate’s degree in automotive service technology at Tarrant County Junior College along with a certificate in auto body repair. She was a homemaker, amateur radio operator, and worked as a substitute teacher for over six years at Burleson and Mansfield High Schools. Alice was a member of SPJST Lodge 180, Burleson. She was also a member of Arlington Radio Club, McLennan/Hill Czech Heritage Society, and St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Burleson, where she volunteered with a ladies group in the church making quilts for many events. She attended the Elk’s lodge in Arlington where she taught her children to swim. She loved life and enjoyed dancing, listening to Czech music, camping, hiking, swimming, playing volleyball, and traveling through Europe and almost all states in the United States. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Daniel Cepak, Edward Cepak, Benny Cepak, and Joseph Cepak; and sisters Josephine Hanzlicek

Lodge Location 84 Dallas 63 Sweet Home 154 Fort Worth 88 Houston 24 Cyclone 88 Houston 84 Dallas 13 Dime Box 88 Houston 24 Cyclone 29 Taylor 172 Pasadena 47 Seaton 79 Corpus Christi

and Anna Hennig. Survivors include her beloved husband of 60 years Joseph C. “Joe” Janecka of Burleson; children Joey Janecka and wife Tracy Hinterman of Georgetown, Carl Janecka of Cedar Park, and Angela Lowe and husband Richard of Burleson; sisters-in-law Helen Smith and JoAnn Cepak; brotherin-law Jerry Janecka and wife Marie; grandchildren Joseph Janecka, Nicklaus Janecka, Cheryl Serena and husband Matteo, and Stephanie Ross and husband Dave; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Cemetery Association. —SPJST—

In Memory of Annette Chlapek Wolfe Funeral service for Annette Wolfe was held on Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Seaton Brethren Church with the Reverend Denise Mikeska and the Reverend Joe Emerson officiating. Burial was in Seaton National Cemetery. Mrs. Wolfe died on Wednesday, July 18 at a Temple hospital. Mrs. Wolfe was born on June 20, 1940, in Temple to the late Edward A. Chlapek and Julia Jez Chlapek.

Date of Admission 10/12/1973 7/01/1990 11/02/1964 9/11/1945 3/05/1943 11/22/1966 9/18/1943 8/11/1939 10/05/1959 11/13/2003 11/12/1955 1/12/1998 7/23/2002 11/02/2001

To the Bereaved Survivors of Our Deceased Brothers and Sisters, the SPJST Supreme Lodge Expresses Its Heartfelt Sympathy. Fraternally, Leonard D. Mikeska, FIC Chief Financial Officer —SPJST—

Date of Death 5/19/2018 5/28/2018 4/30/2008 5/04/2018 6/11/2018 5/12/2018 2/14/2018 10/28/2017 12/23/2017 6/04/2018 3/14/2018 3/23/2018 8/22/2016 4/07/2018

Age 90 80 92 88 93 76 82 93 59 82 78 93 67 89

She attended Temple schools and graduated from Temple High School in 1958. She later attended Durham’s Business School. Annette married Donald Earl Wolfe in Seaton Brethren Church on December 10, 1966. Mr. Wolfe preceded her in death on June 26, 2003. Mrs. Wolfe worked for the SPJST Home Office, Farmers Home Administration, and for the Soil Conservation Service in Temple where she retired in January 1999 with over 30 years of federal service. She was a lifetime member of Seaton Brethren Church and served Annette Wolfe on the Board of Elders and as the Missions Director for many years. She was also a longtime member of the church Christian Sisters organization and always proud of the fact she was a third generation member. She enjoyed visiting church members in nursing homes and working on the church Santa Pal program, which served many families each year. She was also a Sunday School teacher, nursery attendant, church secretary, Vacation Bible School helper, and volunteered in many other areas of the church. Mrs. Wolfe was a member of SPJST Lodge 87, Temple. Mrs. Wolfe was very caring of her family especially when she lovingly cared for her ill husband for many years. She loved gospel music and attended many concerts with her brother and sister-in-law. She loved reading, baking cakes and brownies for church events or meals, and sewing clothes for her family. As a hobby, she made many bunnies and made clothes for them. She loved shopping and enjoyed her home very much especially at Christmas with the brightest decorations. Annette was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Julia Chlapek; and husband Donald E. Wolfe. Survivors include brother Edward L. Chlapek and wife Martha of Temple; sisters - her twin Jan Huber and husband Earl of Salado, and Irene Marek and husband Ed of Temple; numerous nieces and nephews; grandnieces; grandnephews; and many friends. Annette’s church, family and friends were most important in her life, and she will be missed by all. Memorials may be given in Mrs. Wolfe’s name to Seaton Brethren Church, c/o Helen Haisler, 6111 Wooded Creek Cove, Temple, Texas 76502-7956. —SPJST—


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Expression of Sympathy We, the members of Lodge 66, Waco, wish to express our deepest and sincerest sympathy to the family of our departed sister, JEANETTE POKLUDA Jeanette Snapka Pokluda, age 76, of West, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 18, 2018, at UT Southwest Medical Center in Dallas. A rosary was recited at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption by Sister Martha Ann Snapka with visita- Jeanette Pokluda tion following until 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption in West. Burial followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Jeanette was born October 20, 1941, in West, the daughter of the late Willie and Regina (Janek) Adamcik. She attended the old Ross School and St. Mary’s School before graduating from West High School in 1959. On April 8, 1961, she was united in marriage to Richard A. Snapka in West. Richard preceded her in death on October 10, 1983. Jeanette was then united in marriage to Daniel Pokluda on December 6, 1997, in West. She was a homemaker and worked for a short time at American Amicable Life Insurance Company, West ISD Tax Office, and WilkirsonHatch Funeral Home. Jeanette was a lifelong and faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of the Assumption, where she served as an Extraordinary Minister. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court 829, St. Anne’s Altar Society, KJZT Society 11, Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, SPJST Lodge 66, Waco, and St. Mary’s PTA. Jeanette enjoyed gardening, canning pickles, going on casino trips, traveling abroad, going on cruises, and listening to Czech music. She especially loved her grandchildren and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Dan Pokluda of West; children Dale Snapka of Carrollton, Ron Snapka and friend Denise Roessler of Dallas, Sherri Zacharias and husband Kyle of

West, Gerald Snapka and wife Cindy of Houston, and Carol Servello of Katy; beloved sister Joyce Dulock and husband Raymond; grandchildren Logan Mims and wife Kaitlyn, Lauren Servello, Gabby Servello, Alex Servello, Lane Servello, Grace Snapka, Griffin Snapka, Richard Zacharias, and Rachael Zacharias; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives. and friends. Active pallbearers were Raymond

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Dulock, Bill Adamcik, Ernest Snapka, David Holecek, Bill Hutyra, Clyde “Junior” McCray, Glenn Vrba, and Steve McMillan. Honorary pallbearers were members of the CDA Court 829. Memorials may be made to KCs/St. Mary’s Sports Center. Resolution Committee Dorothy Veselka Diana Engelke —SPJST—

Death Claims Paid in July 2018 SPJST • Temple, Texas

Name Ben Castillo, Jr. Dennis R. Mozisek Dorothy E. Talley Walter E. Janousek Ellena Jean Frits Melissa A. Wickel Terrell D. Kitchens Adell Albina Wood Melody Ann Novosad Harry A. Hlavaty Evelyn L. Henson Mary Helen Sherrod Eva Baray Arzola Kent G. Simpkins James Calvin Novak Bernice S. Sebek Douglas L. Williams Edwin J. Vaculik Rosalie M. Dahl James A. Schwierzke Spencer Clauss, Jr. Stella K. Grant Ralph D. Hackemack Larry A. Green Pedro Guia, Jr. Todd A. Eads Mona R. Zahirniak Geraldine Nekuza Joseph R. Kolenda, Sr.

Lodge 79 32 160 84 87 179 88 25 79 191 24 88 219 178 162 24 15 23 142 17 133 18 88 24 40 88 54 25 107

Location Corpus Christi Victoria San Angelo Dallas Temple Warrenton Houston Ennis Corpus Christi San Jacinto Cyclone Houston El Paso Longview Iowa Colony Cyclone Buckholts Moravia Houston New Tabor San Antonio Elgin Houston Cyclone El Campo-Hillje Houston West Ennis Floresville

Date of Admission 12/01/2010 12/01/1973 5/06/1970 9/04/1953 4/16/1974 4/25/1977 8/14/1970 3/10/1958 12/13/1978 12/21/1944 3/28/1981 9/09/1954 8/05/2014 2/24/1988 10/01/1987 11/10/1944 10/01/1995 10/05/1965 12/01/1988 3/14/1968 5/02/1969 7/07/1975 1/28/1976 1/28/1980 12/23/2009 6/14/1972 5/01/1961 4/15/1992 9/16/2015

To the Bereaved Survivors of Our Deceased Brothers and Sisters, the SPJST Supreme Lodge Expresses Its Heartfelt Sympathy. Fraternally, Leonard D. Mikeska, FIC Chief Financial Officer —SPJST—

Date of Death 5/13/2018 6/10/2018 6/14/2018 3/29/2018 5/15/2018 5/23/2018 2/25/2018 10/28/2017 4/13/2018 5/31/2018 6/22/2018 5/06/2018 2/21/2018 6/21/2018 6/11/2018 6/27/2018 6/11/2018 6/01/2018 6/12/2018 6/22/2018 6/04/2018 9/26/2014 5/09/2018 6/26/2018 7/11/2018 12/14/2017 3/11/2018 5/16/2018 9/10/2017

Age 91 66 85 91 93 54 62 94 64 76 93 76 73 72 38 89 84 91 98 67 59 94 71 54 45 55 84 86 77


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2017 - 2018 SPJST State Royalty Notebook

Queen April Dvorak • King Austen Holland • Duke Maison Holland • Duchess Madison Holland District Three • Lodge 25, Ennis

State Queen As many readers know, I have dreamed of becoming SPJST State Queen since my first Youth Achievement Day when I was five years old. I wrote SPJST speeches from then on, and I even pretended my Barbies were running for queen and made up speeches for them, too. All my life, I have prepared for the moment that happened one short year ago. Of course, there are so many people I owe my success to besides my Barbies. My mom was so persistent with me saying my speech that I literally had dreams about it. My youth leader and District Youth Counselors set aside certain days for me to practice. Melanie helped every single year I ran because she knew how much being queen meant to me. Many more people helped along the way, but most of all, I think Mama Bessie Petr worked her magic up in heaven. My freshman year, I told her I was going to win a crown for her, and I’m sure she’s beseda dancing with it on as we speak.

This year has been everything I dreamed it would be and more. I never imagined that I would be royalty alongside the people I grew up around at my youth club. Madison, Austen, Maison, and I have grown so close with each other from traveling all around Texas. Madison is the only person I know who will sing Taylor Swift with me for hours. Austen and I have shared so many laughs that our sides started to hurt, and Maison has been the cause of our laughter most of the time! I loved these people before our reign, but now we have such a close bond. My senior year was perfect . . . thanks to being SPJST State Queen and sharing the royalty experience with some of the best people I have ever met. We have accomplished so much as royalty. We broke tradition, and instead of wearing our white polo shirts and khakis, we wore kroj. All of us are so proud of our Czech heritage, and we showed our appreciation by singing the National Anthem and Kde Domov Můj? at many events. One of the memorable experiences I have as royalty was actually the day I graduated. I was asked to kick off the National Polka Festival by singing the American and Czech National Anthems. I had to hurry up and sing so I would not be late to my graduation!

Speaking of graduation, royalty was sometimes hard to juggle with my senior year. Sometimes there would be an event I had to go to after cheering at football game three hours away. Or sometimes I would have to rush home to finish up homework. Royalty includes some late nights and many early mornings. Although most of the pictures show us waving on a float or being introduced on the stage, there is so much more that isn’t photographed. We do other things such as hand out flyers,

serve food, set up, and clean. It is such a humbling experience to continue what I and my fellow royalty court do at our local lodge on the state level. These experiences have made my final year in Texas (for a while), one I will never forget.

I owe my entire future to SPJST. I was accepted into 10 colleges with offers from hundreds more. Instead of writing an essay over one of the assigned topics for admission, I chose my own topic. My essay was on SPJST and all it has allowed me to achieve. Without SPJST, I would have not been accepted into Fordham University, Boston University, SMU, and many more. For those who do not know, I am attending Syracuse University in New York. I will be majoring in international relations with a focus in international security and diplomacy. I am minoring in Russian and Central European studies. I am attending college to learn more about my Czech culture and how to apply it on a governmental level. I will be learning German because Czech is not offered, but I plan to focus specifically on the Czech Republic while getting my masters and doctorate degrees. My ultimate goal is to make my way back to Texas and become the president of SPJST and eventually the Ambassador of the United States to the Czech Republic. SPJST has been my entire life, and it will be my future. Having the honor of being crowned SPJST State Queen has inspired me to immerse myself within my culture even more and show my appreciation throughout the United States. I prayed every day for years that I would

be State Queen, and now I thank God every day for this amazing opportunity. I wish this year had gone by slower, and I will miss everything being SPJST State Queen entailed. As Mama Bessie once told me, “All good things come to an end.” This is not a goodbye, this is a see you later. I am excited to be a member of the adult lodge, and I hope to be youth leader and work for SPJST in the future. Until next time! Nashledanou, April Dvorak 2017-2018 State Queen


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State Duke Dear Readers, I can’t believe my year as SPJST State Duke has come to an end. I had a good time as State Duke for my brother State King Austen. I had a good time at all the parades and places we traveled to. I especially like riding in the red Corvette at the Westfest parade! Thank you to all those who helped me have a good year as State Duke. Fraternally yours, Maison Holland 2017-2018 State Duke

State King Man, what a year it’s been! Full of events and people and countless good memories. First off, I’d like to thank Kay Weeks and CarrieAnn Jones for their coaching and endless support throughout the year. I’d also like to thank my grandma Rita Holland for preparing me for this my whole life. This experience has really made me grow as a person. I’ve learned to be more confident in myself and how to be a good leader. And, the events were absolutely amazing and hot. From riding in Corvettes at Westfest to sitting on a float at Polka Fest, it’s been one amazing year, and I’m proud to call myself “king.” I hope whomever the next king is, learns just as much as I did. Fraternally yours, Austen Holland 2017-2018 State King

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What an amazing year it has been for me as State Duchess for SPJST. I would have never had this opportunity if it was not for my beautiful State Queen April. I was so proud of her when she was crowned State Queen last year. We have shared so many memories that I will never forget. I’m sad that our special year has come to an end. I’ve learned a lot during this experience, and I have made many new friends. I would like to thank my youth leader, who is also my grandma, for everything that she has done especially for teaching me the Czech National Anthem Kde Domov Muj? I’d also like to thank Kay and CarrieAnn and everyone else who has supported us. This experience has helped me gain a lot of confidence that will help me run for queen one day! Fraternally yours, Madison Holland 2017-2018 State Duchess

The deadline for all Věstník items is 12 noon the Wednesday before the publication date. Send your news and photos directly to: SPJST Věstník Editor Melanie Zavodny P.O. Box 100, Temple, Texas 76503 Fax: 254-773-8087 Email: vestnik@spjst.org Questions? Call 800-727-7578

This section is dedicated to the youth of SPJST. As part of its membership benefits, SPJST offers a statewide youth program. If you or someone you know is interested in learning about opportunities offered to young members of SPJST, please contact your local lodge, District Youth Counselor, State Fraternal Director at 800-727-7578, or visit www.spjst.org.

State Fraternal Director shares August youth news

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SPJST Camps It is amazing how fast July 2018 has come and gone! By the time you read this letter, we will have celebrated the achievements of our SPJST youth at their District Youth Achievement Days and enjoyed fun-filled days at our SPJST camps at Camp Kubena. I hope to see our youth numbers increase with participation in our youth program in 2019. SPJST youth camps have come to an end. After being away from the State Youth Director position for five years, it was great spending time with all the youth, District Youth Counselors, Assistant District Youth Counselors, youth leaders, and chaperones. SPJST members are like family to me and this summer I felt very blessed to have been given the time to enjoy those fun times with our youth. My only wish would have been to participate with each camp session for the whole time at Camp Kubena. I have really enjoyed watching everyone create more “Out of This World” memories with SPJST - not to mention - lots of great laughs. Besides the usual activities at camp such as high ropes, archery, and swimming, each district provided their youth with other unique activities such as dance lessons, hay rides, rugby, and soccer with camp staff. I really enjoy watching first time campers attend camp; and the first day they are very reserved and not sure what it’s all about. Then something happens overnight — they make new friends and participate in the camp activities.

Overnight, you see a transformation and they have a big smile on their face, and you know they are having a great experience and the time of their life. I witnessed this with many of our youth this year at each of the camp sessions. As I look in the August 1 Vestnik in the youth section, Lodge 47, Seaton

State Duke Tyson Bilbrey excited about year I want to say congratulations to Nash Campbell of Lodge 24, Cyclone for winning SPJST State King and thank you for choosing me as your duke. I’m so excited to be the new State Duke and to represent SPJST. I’m looking forward to traveling with the royalty group, visiting the different festivals, and riding in the parades. Tyson Bilbrey, age 10 2018-2019 SPJST State Duke Lodge 47, Seaton —SPJST—


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Youth Club member Ariana Federle wrote, “It was the best camp ever, and I can’t wait until next year.” Well, Ariana, I’m glad you enjoyed camp. A big thank you and applaud to our District Youth Counselors and Assistant District Youth Counselors for your dedication! Thank you as well to the Camp Kubena director, assistant director, and their staff. You were instrumental in making great memories for our campers. Grandparents Day Even though Grandparents Day is over a month away on Sunday, September 9, having this in the August newsletter might give youth clubs a chance to plan something special for grandparents in their lodge. Remember all the wonderful grandparents who have been so special in your lives. It’s also a day for families. Everyone is somebody’s grandchild and can be involved in the observance of this day. It can be a time to discover one’s roots and even a time to learn patience, understanding, and appreciation for the elderly — the perfect time to enhance communication between the generations. Westfest This year, Westfest parade and festivities will be on September 1 at the fairgrounds in West. This is also when the

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Congrats, District Two Queen Brooke Newsom!

Congratulations to 2018-2019 SPJST District Two Queen Brooke Newsom of Lodge 48, Beyersville! At State Youth Achievement Day, Queen Brooke was beautiful and did an outstanding job. Brooke, we are proud of you, and wish you a wonderful year serving as District Two Queen. —From Brooke’s Family; Lodge 48 Youth Club; and Beyersville Lodge Members

2018-2019 State Royalty Court makes their first public appearance. Watch the Vestnik for more details. Fall District Youth Counselor Meeting The 2018 Fall District Youth Counselor (DYC) meeting will be September 21 to 22 outside of Bryan in the Wixon Valley community.

During the meeting, DYCs talk about guidelines for 2019 YAD constructed items (copper, metal, tin), dessert (candies), and photography (scenic/nature). We also discuss camp, next year’s theme as well as any additions to the youth club handbook that may help things run a little smoother. Next year’s theme is determined by a leadership group dis-

cussion. Youth leaders, if you have any items you would like your DYC to discuss at our meeting, please submit your request in writing to your DYC. This way your voices can be heard and addressed. Save the Date - 2018 Fall Fun Days District One - Sunday, October 21 Lodge 17, New Tabor District Two - Sunday, August 26 Lodge 47, Seaton District Three - Sunday, October 28 Sokol Hall Dallas hosted by Lodge 6, Cottonwood District Four - Saturday, October 6 Location to be announced hosted by Lodge 229, Abilene District Five - To be announced District Six - Sunday, October 14 Taiton Community Center District Seven - Sunday, October 21 Lodge 79, Corpus Christi August Vestnik Project The August Vestnik Project is about sky events. September’s Vestnik Project will be about the equinox and how you can balance an egg on its end during this time. Fraternally, Frank Horak State Fraternal Director —SPJST—

Lodge 48, Beyersville Youth Club hosts outing at Austin’s Park n’ Pizza

Lodge 48, Beyersville Youth Club hosted an outing with new District Two Queen Brooke Newsom at Austin’s Park n’ Pizza on Friday, July 27,

2018.The youth club welcomed new member Myla Stokes. —Submitted by Michelle Newsom, Youth Leader


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District One seeks “trunk-or-treat” hosts for October 21 fall fun day Dear District One Members, Save the date . . . the District One Fall Fun Day is Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Lodge 17, New Tabor Hall at 3 p.m. Youth and adults are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes. One of the fun activities that we are planning is “trunk-or-treat.” We are looking for volunteers to host the trunk

games and candy stops. Volunteers will decorate their vehicle’s trunk and fill it with candy and treats - or play a game, and youth will then walk by to receive the candy/treats. Volunteers are also encouraged to dress in costume. If you can help us out, please contact me as soon as possible at 979-884-0807 or email sharon_russell28@ yahoo.com. Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you. Fraternally, Sharon Russell District One Youth Counselor —SPJST—

District Two Fall Fun Day Sunday, August 26 Lodge 47, Seaton Dear District Two Youth Members, The Annual District Two Fall Fun Day will be held at Lodge 47, Seaton on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Registration of the youth and adult Christmas ornaments will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Rules can be found on page 37 of the 2018-2019 SPJST Youth Club Handbook or online at www.spjst.org. I

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do hope each of you - youth and adults - will show your talent. First place ornaments in each age category will be displayed on the SPJST Youth Christmas Tree at the Home Office. All youth participating will receive participation money along with the top three winners in each age category winning a monetary prize. A short business meeting will be held at 2 p.m. A drink ticket and game tickets will also be given to all in attendance. Those in attendance will be honored to meet and greet our 2018-2019 District Two Royalty Court - State King Nash

SPJST August Vestnik Project - Sky Events in August This project earns a maximum 1 point in the SPJST Youth Clubs Merit Points System. Mail completed project no later than September 15, 2018 to: SPJST Youth Program c/o SPJST Home Office • P.O. Box 100 • Temple, Texas 76503

Name___________________________________________________________Age______________ Lodge______________

Sky Events in August There are many events happening in our sky during the month of August — the Perseid Meteor Shower, the moon and giant star Albebaran, and Venus and our moon. Here is more information:

Now have some fun and find your way through the maze to the main cabin and make your way back to Earth.

Perseid Meteor Shower—August 12 The iconic August meteor shower officially peaks on August 12 at 1 p.m.; so for North Americans, the best time to watch will be Monday and Tuesday evenings. However, the meteors will be contending with the glare of a nearly full moon early on both evenings, making the pre-dawn hours possibly the best time for observing the sky show. Moon and Aldebaran—August 16 At dawn, the brightest star-like object visible rising in the east is the planet Venus. The crescent moon to its upper right will be very close to the orange-hued star Aldebaran. This giant star, which marks the eye of the mythical Taurus, the bull, will appear to be less than three degrees from the moon. But the apparent proximity is only an illusion--while the moon is roughly 240,000 miles from Earth, Aldebaran is a whopping 65 light-years away. Venus and Moon—August 19 The brilliant second planet from the sun, Venus, will have the waning crescent moon as a companion in the dawn skies on August 19. The cosmic duo should make for a stunning photo opportunity near the horizon. Remind your youth to go outside and look for these awesome events in the month of August. Source: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/skywatching-guide-august-solar-eclipse-moon-perseids-science/


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Campbell of Lodge 24, Cyclone; Queen Brooke Newsom of Lodge 48, Beyersville; State Duke Tyson Bilbrey of Lodge 47, Seaton; and Duchess Tynlee Beckendorf of Lodge 182, Falls County. We are very proud of our royalty court and look forward to their representation of our district. A lot of fun things will be taking place on this day including a “sweet walk” (cakes, cookies, brownies, pies), adult and youth spinning wheels, guessing games, and more. The District Two Youth Club will be having a silent auction. We are asking each youth club to bring at least one item of $10 or more value. Each family or anyone interested in supporting the youth - we appreciate your support, also. Homemade items and food items are always welcome. There were so many compliments on all the YAD crafts entered this year. If you are not sure where to put your item or whether to keep it or not, why not donate it to the silent auction? And, all those sweet breads looked delicious! Not everyone who bid on them got to take one home. Why not make another one? I know I didn’t get one, but sure wanted one. Your items and bids will be appreciated. Proceeds will go toward Camp Kubena and the district youth fund. We are looking forward to seeing all of you and your beautiful Christmas ornaments on Sunday, August 26. Join in for an afternoon of fun along with a great meal of pork loin, double baked potatoes, green beans, tea, and a piece of good tasting homemade cake by Judy Pechal. Not only will this day be a lot of fun and winning prizes, think of the merit points you can earn! These points will add to the sweet envelope you received and took home from YAD a few weeks ago. I hope you all had fun shopping. We hope to see you at Star Hall!

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Lodge 30, Taiton Youth Club reports on July meeting The July youth club meeting for Lodge 30, Taiton was held Sunday, July 1, 2018, at 10 a.m. The meeting was led by Luc Maucarele. There were 12 youth members present. The Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of silence was led by Bethany Baker. Old business discussed was that YAD cards were due June 25 and District Six’s visit to Camp Kubena was in June and was so much fun! We really enjoyed our visit to camp with District Two! New business discussed was District Six YAD and our upcoming trip to Splashway Family Waterpark after the July meeting. The meeting was adjourned by Luc Maucarele, and the meeting ended at 10:27 a.m. Sincerely, Brooke Bacak, age 11 Reporter —SPJST—

Lodge 9, Snook youth member Sydney Faust: candidate for Burleson County Fair Queen Hi! My name is Sydney Faust, and I am a member of Lodge 9, Snook Youth Club. This is my senior year and my last chance to fulfill some of my goals. Currently, I am a fair queen candidate for the Burleson County Fair which will take place September 24 to 29, 2018. It has always been a dream of mine to be crowned Fair Queen one day, and hopefully, this year, I can accomplish this goal. I am representing SPJST Lodge 9, Snook; Snook 4-H; and Snook FFA. As a Fair Queen Candidate, it is my job to sell fair memberships. Purchasing a membership will help increase my chances of winning and will add $2 to my scholarship fund. With this scholarship, I hope to use it to attend Texas A&M University where I wish to major in poultry science. I would be happy to provide anyone with a fair membership. With this membership, it enters you into a

Lodge 30, Taiton youth prepare for State YAD Dear Readers, We had our Lodge 30, Taiton Youth Club meeting on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Taiton Community Center. We went over important information for the upcoming State YAD.

drawing for a chance to win a $250 Visa gift card or a $500 gift card to Brookshire Brothers. It also serves as a pass to get into all days of the Burleson County Fair which includes livestock judging contest and nightly entertainment. This year, our entertainment includes Texas Unlimited Band on Thursday, September 27; Casey Donahew on Friday, September 28; and Aaron Watson and Crossroads on Saturday, September 29. All Fair memberships are $25 each, and I will be selling them until September 23. All support is greatly appreciated, and if interested in purchasing one, you can contact me at 979-820-3214 or email sydneyfaust@gmail.com. Thank you! Fraternally, Sydney Faust, age 17 Lodge 9, Snook —SPJST—

Mrs. Bubela thanked all the youth that participated in District Six YAD and congratulated the ones who had won. She provided pizza for us as supper. The senior group talent performed for everyone. We had a great meeting. I look forward to State YAD and seeing all my friends. Grant Bubela, age 12 —SPJST—

Lodge 30, Taiton Youth Club Shares August Meeting Scenes

Lodge 30, Taiton Youth Club met Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Taiton Community Center. Important information about State Youth Achieve-

ment Day was discussed. A pizza supper followed the meeting. —Submitted by Grant Bubela


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Lodge 47, Seaton youth wins first place at State YAD

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Lodge 185, New Braunfels youth ready for 2019 SPJST camp

I had so much fun. I saw old friends and met new ones. We got to dance, and guess what? I won first place with my quick bread, and in group talent, we won third place. The beseda dancers are invited to something special. I’ll tell you later how much fun that will be. Rebecca Federle, age 8 —SPJST—

Lodge 47, Seaton youth sees camp friends at State YAD I had so much fun on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at State YAD. I was in talent, and my senior division group placed. I saw so many of the people I met at camp. The camp leaders were there along with my new friends. I can’t wait until next year! Lydia Federle, age 11 —SPJST—

Lodge 185, New Braunfels youth meets new friends at SPJST camp Dear Readers, Camp was so much fun. We swam, made s’mores, played Gaga ball, mass chaos, and so much more! I met new friends from the other district. My mom was a chaperone so I got to see her, too. Rileigh Kitchen, age 12 —SPJST—

Hey, Y’all! We went to camp and had a blast! I met lots of new friends, swam, collected bugs, blobbed, zipped on the zipline, and sweated a lot! I can’t wait to go next year! Skeet Kitchen, age 7 —SPJST—

Lodge 47, Seaton youth shares upcoming events

Lodge 185 New Braunfels youth attends first camp

It was so much fun seeing my new friends at State YAD. I was in the talent contest with other girls, and we placed. Yea! Sunday, August 26 will be the District Two Fall Fun Day at 2 p.m. Come out and have fun! On Sunday, September 2, we will have a youth membership drive and end of summer party. Come get wet with us! September 15 is the Outdoor Extravaganza. Doors open at 5 p.m., and a steak dinner is at 6:30 p.m. I will be glad to sell you a ticket. There are great door prizes! Ariana Federle, age 13 —SPJST—

Dear Readers, This is Camila from Lodge 185, New Braunfels. This was my first camp ever. I was scared to leave my parents for that long, but when I got to camp, I felt better. At camp, we did a lot of activities like swimming, climbing the rock wall, zipline, and more. My favorite thing about camp was the blob. It looked scary at first but the second time, I was confident. I can’t wait till next summer! Camila Cabrera, age 9 —SPJST—

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sive list of all the school supplies and education tools you’ll need for a successful year ahead. 3. Organize your agenda. Make sure everyone is ready for the busy year ahead. Display relevant items on a calendar where the whole family can see it to ensure no one misses a club meeting, rehearsal or team practice. 4. De-stress. The hectic back-toschool season can create tension and stress. Encourage hobbies that help students unwind as the school year gets back into full swing. 5. Get healthy. Crowded classrooms are a good place to pick up germs. Keep kids healthy with a daily multivitamin, plenty of fresh fruits and veggies, and lots of sleep. Regular exercise is also an immunity booster, so encourage kids to get active. 6. Adapt to new school resources. Families aren’t the only ones getting ready for back to school. Districts are incorporating the latest tech into classroom learning. —SPJST—

6 ways to prepare for a new school year

Lodge 185, New Braunfels youth attends Astros Photo Day

(StatePoint) Want to ensure the transition from summer to school goes smoothly for your family? Check out these six tips. 1. Make a smooth transition. Been sleeping in all summer? Now’s the time to get your body back into the routine of early mornings. Start slowly, setting the alarm earlier until you reach the time you’ll be waking up for the school year. 2. Get the right education tools. From highlighters to USB drives to loose-leaf paper, be sure you have a comprehen-

Dear Vestnik Readers, I had such a great time at the 2018 Astros Photo Day. We were allowed to go down onto the field and take pictures. Even though I took many pictures with Astros players, the most exciting was the picture with third baseman Alex Bregman. Alex was the 2018 All Star MVP and the first player in Astros history to win that award. It was so very exciting! Sincerely, Megan Ohnheiser, age 11 —SPJST—


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Czech Heritage Museum presents “Milada” August 14 at The Beltonian The Czech Heritage Museum & Genealogy Center will screen “Milada,” a film in English which tells the true story of Czech hero and democratic politician Milada Horakova (1901-1950), on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at The Beltonian Theatre, 219 East Central Avenue in Belton. Admission is free of charge, but donations will be accepted. The film has an adult rating fo themes, violence, and situations. Milada Horakova was the only woman to be executed by the Communist regime for her political beliefs. Horakova is played by Ayelet Zurer, an Israeli actress of Slovakian descent who also starred in Steven Spielberg’s “Munich.” The film was originally set to screen on May 8, but due to technical difficulties another Czech film, “Divided We Fall,” was screened. The movies “Kolya” and “Zelary” were shown in June and July. “While we were disappointed that we were not able to show “Milada” in May as advertised, we are happy that we will be able to show it this month,” said Susan Chandler, director of the Czech Heritage Museum. “Seeing a movie at the historic Beltonian Theatre is a unique experience,” Chandler said. “It feels like a social event - like something we are discovering together. The in-row dining tables and comfy seats make it almost as comfortable as home, and the food is wonderful. Zechariah Baker, the owner, has brought in, especially for Czech Film Night, authentic Czechvar beer, imported from České Budějovice, Czech Republic, the medieval Budweiser brewery dating back to 1265.” The movie was written, directed and produced by David Mrnka, who has produced filming projects around the world for CNN, BBC, Larry King Live, and others. Although the story is in the public domain and documentaries had been previously made, Mrnka sought the per-

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spective of Horakova’s daughter, Jana Kanska, who lives in Washington, D.C. “I wanted personal information from the family and to have the blessing of her daughter,” Mrnka said. “So I stayed three days and she drilled me. Ultimately she said yes and we worked together on the movie.”

“He had so much information already, which he obtained from the archives and from all the historical documents, that I was absolutely sure he was the right person to make this very difficult film,” Kanska told Radio Prague. “So I faithfully waited until now, when the film became reality.”

15.srpen.2018 The film was 10 years in the making, but Mrnka shot it in 35 days in 2016. “Milada” was a featured film for the “Czech That Film” festival held across the U.S. and Canada. It screened in April during the festival at Austin’s Violet Crown Cinema. —SPJST—

Czech Cultural Calendar Wednesdays Taylor Czech Speaking Class meets every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at S.P.J.S.T. Assisted Living, 505 East Lake Drive in Taylor. This is an informal class setting for learning to speak, write, and read Czech. For information, contact Instructor Lydia Kurtin 512859-2543. Submitted by Alice Bracewell, Lodge 48, Beyersville. First/Third Tuesdays Tarok Lessons with Tarok Champion Jimmie Coufal—at Czech Heritage Museum, 119 West French Avenue, Temple, 7 p.m.: All skill levels; beginners always welcome! Free and open to everyone. For information, call 254899-2935 or email czechheritagemuseum@gmail.com. Second Sundays Czech Language Class—at Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, 250 West Fairgrounds Road on US Highway 77, La Grange, 1 to 4 p.m. Fee is $10 per person per class. Call or email to verify classes. Pre-registration preferred. For information, call 888-785-4500; 979-968-9399; or email info@czechtexas.org. Through November 26 World War I and the Birth of Czechoslovakia - 100 Years of Czech Independence Exhibit—at TCHCC, 250 Fairgrounds Road, La Grange. Exhibit details efforts of Czechs on the battlefield and Czech Americans on the home front during WWI. For information, visit www.czechtexas.org or email info@czechtexas.org.

September 1 Westfest Tarok Tournament—in West. Contact Brian Sykora 254-826-5314. September 11 - December 4 Czech Intermediate Language Online Class—offered by Blinn College, Schulenburg Campus. Learn Czech from home via synchronous learning in a live, online classroom. Elements of Moravian dialects will also be covered. Instructor Thadious Polasek. Please let your friends know. For more information, visit http://www.blinn.edu/schulenburg/czech.html. To register, call Loraine Orellana, Coordinator of Distance and Community Education, Blinn College, Schulenburg 979-743-5237. September 12 - December 5 Czech Beginner Language Online Class—offered by Blinn College, Schulenburg Campus. Learn Czech from home via synchronous learning in a live, online classroom. Elements of Moravian dialects will also be covered. Instructor Thadious Polasek. Please let your friends know. For more information, visit http://www.blinn.edu/schulenburg/czech.html. To register, call Loraine Orellana, Coordinator of Distance and Community Education, Blinn College, Schulenburg 979-743-5237. October 2 - November 20 Czech Advanced Language Online Class—offered by Blinn College, Schulenburg Campus. Learn Czech from home via synchronous learning in a live, online classroom. Elements of Moravian dialects will also be covered. Instructor Thadious Polasek. Please let your friends know. For more information, visit http://www.blinn.edu/schulen-

burg/czech.html. To register, call Loraine Orellana, Coordinator of Distance and Community Education, Blinn College, Schulenburg 979-743-5237. October 13 Jarrell (Corn Hill) Tarok Tournament— at Moravian Hall in Corn Hill. Contact Jerry David 512-484-0775. October 19 and October 20 TCHCC Heritage Fest and Muziky—at Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, 250 West Fairgrounds Road, La Grange. Friday, October 19: Octoberfest on the deck: music by Dujka Brothers Band, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, October 20: Music by Jerry Haisler and the Melody 5, and Enzian Buam, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Muziky, Muziky at the Amphitheater, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Fireworks Finale, 9:30 p.m. For information, call 888-785-4500; 979-968-9399; email info@czechtexas.org; or visit www.czechtexas.org. October 20 KJT Tarok Tournament—at Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange. Contact Stanley Cernoch 281-422-9954. October 28 Bexar Czech/Slovak Festival—at Mikulski Hall, 509 Schertz Parkway in Schertz: Fritz Hodde and Fabulous Six, traditional Czech dinner; Czech kolaches and desserts; culture/genealogy displays. Call 210-420-2792 or visit www.bexarczechheritagesociety.com for admission, meal cost and information. Submitted by, Ray Twardowski, BCCHS Publicity —SPJST—


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First Lieutenant Gleue, second from left, with Czech Soldiers during Operation Allied Spirit VIII at Hohenfels, Germany. The Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center, located at 119 West French Avenue in Temple, will offer Czech language workshops taught by Lieutenant Gleue at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, August 15 and August 22.

Czech Heritage Museum offers free Czech mini-workshops August 15 and 22 The Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center will offer Czech language workshops taught by Lieutenant Ethan Gleue at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 119 West French Avenue in Temple. “Lieutenant Gleue taught some grammar workshops before his deployment earlier this year, which for some, were a bit advanced,” said Susan Chandler, museum administrator. “He has returned and this time we are going to start with very basic skills and move forward from there.” First Lieutenant Ethan Gleue is an Attack Platoon Leader and Apache Pilot with Charlie Company, 1-227th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division assigned to Fort Hood, Texas. “I love studying the Czech language, experiencing Czech culture, and sharing that with others. The Czech Heritage Museum provides a great venue to share that love and support a worthy organization,” said Gleue. Ethan served a two-year mission trip in the Czech Republic and Slovakia where he learned Czech and Slovak. He lived in several cities throughout the region including Ostrava, Prague, Olomouc, Brno, Zlin, and Banska Bystrica. Ethan has returned to the Czech Republic and Slovakia several times, including a summer semester at Charles University in 2014. Most recently, Ethan returned from a nine-month rotational deployment to Europe with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade where he traveled to the Czech Republic

and other neighboring countries to train with NATO allies and deter Russian aggression. “I will be taking a short break for my wedding to my beautiful fiancé Sarah King on September 2, but I’m eager to teach Czech language classes this summer and fall at the museum, said Gleue.” For more information about the classes, contact Susan Chandler at CzechHeritageMuseum@gmail.com or call 254-899-2935.

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Call for music essays and performances by Texas students 3rd International Festival of Czech Music College of Music, University of North Texas, Denton The 3rd University of North Texas International Festival of Czech Music, cosponsored by the Janáček Academy of Music (Brno) and Palacký University (Olomouc), will be held on the UNT campus during the last week of November 2018. The keynote speakers of the academic conference are expected to be Prof. Mgr. Jaroslav Miller, Rector of Palacký University and Farář Mgr. Jaroslav Křivánek of the Hussite Church, both in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Prof. Miller will speak on the events of 1918 and the formation of Czechoslovakia; Fr. Křivánek will speak on the formation of the Czechoslovak Hussite Church. Presentations by all speakers and performers, including those by Texas stu-

Paper and Music Competition As the home of the CEFT Dr. Frank J. and Hermine Hurta Kostohryz Residency in Czech Music and Culture and the Dr. Jim and Rose Bezdek Endowment Fund Celebrating Czech Music and Culture, the UNT College of Music is calling for Texas students to submit an essay on the topic of Czech music or a video (phone video OK) of their performance of a piece of music written by a Czech composer. UNT will provide the opportunity for Texas students – one in each of the categories below – to read their papers at the academic conference on Saturday, December 1; likewise, we will provide the opportunity for Texas students – one in each of these same categories – to perform a musical work written by a Czech composer.

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banquet on Saturday evening and then to attend that evening’s performance of Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen by the UNT opera and orchestra; additional tickets to the banquet and opera performance will be available for purchase. A special rate for lodging at the Denton Conference Center will be available for our out-of-town visitors. Judging Once received, all essays and videos will have identifying information removed before being forwarded to a panel of judges. Judges will see only the category for each entry (e.g., 1st to 4th grade). Deadline and Submission Submission deadline as a scanned paper or video file, sent as an attachment, is September 15, 2018. Winners will be notified no later than October 1.

Music Essay (one winner selected in each category) Level 1: 1st to 4th grade. Essay 2 page in length (hand-written, with optional handdrawings on page 2) on what it means to preserve one’s ethnic culture. Level 2: 5th to 8th grade. Essay 4 pages in length (double-spaced, typed, 12-point font with 1-inch margins) on the life and contributions of a particular Czech classical composer. Level 3: 9th to 12th grade. Essay 8 pages in length (double-spaced, typed, 12-point font with 1-inch margins) on a particular piece of music written by a Czech classical composer. Level 4: Undergraduate College. 8 pages in length (double-spaced, typed, 12-point font with 1-inch margins) on how a particular historical event – the Battle of White Mountain in 1620, the rise of “nationalism” in the 19th century, the formation of “Czechoslovakia” in 1918, WW2, the 1968 invasion, etc. – impacted a particular Czech classical composer’s life and work. Music Performance (one winner selected in each category) The work may be for solo piano, for piano four-hands, for solo instrument or voice accompanied by piano, or for small ensemble. The work must have been written by a Czech composer. Recognition Banquet and Opera Performance In addition to reading their essay or performing at the conference, each winner and one parent will be guests of the university to be recognized at the festival

“Journey for Freedom” written by Peter Vodenka now available from TCGS This book relates the story of a teenage boy longing for freedom in a small foreign country, ruled by communism, years ago. The story is unbelievable – full of hope, dreams, life threatening events, children, and struggles for freedom. His wish was achieved, and he now lives the American Dream and loves to tell people everywhere that America is the greatest country in the world, with freedom that no other country has. He now calls the American Flag his flag and the Star Spangled Banner his anthem. This book is now available from the Texas Czech Genealogical Society’s gift shop. Please contact Nancy Machu for further information on ordering at nbmachu@aol.com or 512-2181558.


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TCGS, Czech Heritage Museum host Peter Vodenka at SPJST Home Office

Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) and Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center hosted motivational speaker and author Peter Vodenka at SPJST Home Office in Temple on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. LEFT PHOTO: Peter Vodenka, right, autographs his book for Glenn Psencik. Please also forward a half-page bio of the student that includes the age, city, and contact information. For additional information and submission address, please contact Dr. Thomas Sovik at thomas.sovik@unt.edu or 817287-9644. Information about the festival, and about the essay and performance competition in particular, is posted on the festival website https://czech.music.unt.edu/home Please forward to your local organization and school; please copy and distribute! —SPJST—

Child performers needed University of North Texas College of Music UNT Opera Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen with The UNT Symphony Orchestra Vaclav Havel Czech School of Dallas Czech Educational Foundation of Texas There was once a beloved newspaper cartoon series about the antics and adventures of a fiery Vixen, called The Cunning Little Vixen, (Příhody lišky Bystroušky) which the whole Czech nation followed in the early 1920s – a bit like Americans with their love for Charlie Brown. Janáček was inspired by this Vixen cartoon series and transformed it into one of the most delightful operas ever written. For UNT Opera’s upcoming production of The Cunning Little Vixen, in association with the Texas Czech Education Foundation, UNT Opera plans to collaborate with the Vaclav Havel Czech School of Dallas to find approximately 16 chil-

dren, aged 7 to 10, to sing (in English and in Czech) and act as 16 Foxcubs, including secondary roles as twp Young Vixens (singing), two Young Frogs (singing), and two Hares (non-singing). All secondary roles also appear as Foxcubs. Nina Marcussen, founder of Vaclav Havel Czech School of Dallas, will be auditioning and helping train the child performers for this production. This is a terrific opportunity for children to participate in a wonderful, fun event, to work on the musical stage in a fully professional but caring environment, and learn a great deal at the same time. The opera is relatively short (just shy of two hours) and has two acts; the Young Vixens are on at the beginning and the end, the Young Hares are on in the middle, the Young Frogs are on at the end, and the Foxcubs are on at the start of Act II roughly 80 minutes after the beginning of the show. The children will be supervised while onstage during stage rehearsals and performances by UNT student stage management staff, with one UNT student wrangler also in attendance available in the dressing rooms and leading children from dressing rooms to the stage. Parents are always welcome, and may want to establish a rotation to supervise children when they are in rehearsals and in the dressing rooms (so that not all parents need to be in attendance all the time). We suggest one parent for every five children. Parents will need to sign a UNT liability waiver for their children’s participation in the project. Each child will receive a total of two complimentary tickets, to be used by parents or friends for any single UNT performance. The collaboration has four phases: 1) Preliminary rehearsals in Dallas at the Czech School ca September 15 to October

CENTER PHOTO: Event organizer Nancy Machu, right, helps Linda Vasek with her purchase. RIGHT PHOTO: SPJST President Brian Vanicek, left, and Czech Heritage Museum Administrator Susan Chandler visit with Mr. Vodenka following his presentation. 15, 2018: we anticipate, at times to suit the School and parents:

Tuesday, November 6 7 to 10 p.m. - Orchestra Dress #1

• 3 music rehearsals of 1 hour duration; and • 4 staging rehearsals of 75 mins for all Foxcubs plus another 45 mins for Young Vixens, Young Frogs and Young Hares

Wednesday, November 7 7 to 10 p.m. - Orchestra Dress #2

2) rehearsals and four performances in Denton for UNT audiences: all times p.m. a) 2 rehearsal times and days initially negotiable to suit parents, but we suggest: Sunday, October 28 - 2 to 4 p.m. Rehearsal in theater Thursday 1 November - 4 to 5:30 p.m. Rehearsal in theater

Thursday, November 8 7:30 p.m. - Performance #1 Friday, November 9 7:30 p.m. - Performance #2 Saturday, November 10 7:30 p.m. - Performance #3 Sunday, November 11 3 p.m. - Performance #4 3) brush-up rehearsal and one performance in Denton for the Czech Educational Foundation of Texas Festival audience:

b) rehearsal times and days not easily negotiable: Saturday, November 3 7 to 11 p.m. - Piano Dress #1; rehearse children’s scenes first 9 p.m. - children released

Wednesday, November 28 7 to 10 p.m. - Dress Rehearsal for Performance in Czech

Sunday, November 4 7 to 11 p.m. - Piano Dress #2; rehearse children’s scenes first 9 p.m. - children released

Saturday, December 1 7:30 p.m. - Single Performance

Thursday, November 29 7 to 9 p.m. - Brush-up rehearsal

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whole opera) sung in Czech language for audience of Vaclav Havel Czech School of Dallas and local Czech Educational Foundation of Texas friends Saturday, December 8 4 p.m. - performance at Sokol Dallas, 7448 Greenville Avenue, Dallas. Children will need to be at the hall by 2:30 p.m. for a brush-up rehearsal. For additional information, please contact Dr. Thomas Sovik at thomas.sovik@unt.edu or 817-287-9644. —SPJST—

Austin Czechs plan October 21 Český Večer Austin Czech Historical Association will hold its 24th annual Český Večer on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the historic Saengerrunde Hall (1607 San Jacinto Blvd) in Austin, Texas (next door to Scholz Garten). This year, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the independent state of Czechoslovakia. Festivities begin at 3 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres (předkrmy) and accordion music. The 5 p.m. dinner (večeře) will be catered by our favorite Czech caterer Pavla Van Bibber, serving Czech food (České jídlo) including potato leek soup, roast pork, dumplings, cabbage, mushroom strudel, salad, and rolls. Everyone will also enjoy a sampling of Pavla’s special desserts. Tea, coffee, water, and ice will be provided, and guests may bring in their own coolers for drinks such as beer, wine, and sodas. Everyone can find something interesting in the silent auction which includes a variety of items from Czechoslovakia/ Czech Republic, arts and crafts, plants, decorations, books, food items, etc. The day would not be complete without a traditional Czech

Texas Czech Genealogical Society Website: txczgs.org Promoting the study of the genealogy of the particular group of people known as “Texas Czechs.” For membership: Merlene Bravenec 254-778-7285

brass band providing the opportunity to dance to polkas and waltzes performed by Kovanda’s Czech Band from Houston. The music and dance begins at 6:30 p.m. Deadline for ordering tickets is October 5, and checks should be made payable to the Austin Czech Historical Assn and mailed, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope, to Helen Oelrich, 3571 Far West Blvd, No. 151, Austin, Texas 78731. For further information, including ticket price, you may email CeskyVecer@att.net or leave a voice message at 512-346-5254. Submitted by, Helen Oelrich Woody Smith Co-Presidents —SPJST—

Annual Homecoming

PICNIC Sunday, Sept. 9

Marak, Texas SS Cyril and Methodius Church 7 miles northwest of Cameron on FM 2269

Mass 10:15 a.m. • Dinner 11 a.m. Games 12 noon • Refreshments

Home-Fried Chicken and Sausage Plates served with all the trimmings Meal Tickets - $10 each Drive-Thru Line for Plates-to-Go Serving begins at 11 a.m. Continuous serving while food lasts. Horseshoe Tournament Cash payout for 1st to 3rd places. Signup begins at 10:30 a.m. • Play starts at 1 p.m.

Praha Brothers - 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Auction 3:30 p.m. inside the air-conditioned hall Entertainment for the entire family!

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SPJST Lodge 47, Seaton Annual Fundraiser

Outdoor Extravaganza Saturday September 15, 2018 Seaton Star Hall

10842 State Highway 53 • Temple • 5 Miles East of Temple

Social Hour - 5 p.m. • Meal - 6:30 p.m. Live and Silent Auctions • Bucket Drawings Games • Top Prize Drawings Donation: $40 per person in advance $50 per person at the door (Meal, beverages, and snacks provided.) Children of ticket holders can attend for $5 each.

Top Prizes

GGG GGG • 2-Person Guided Blackbuck Hunt in Gatesville Lodging/meals/processing included. www.facebook.com/HH-whitetail-ranch

• Cruise for up to 4 people Valued at $2,000 (www.megatravels.com)

• 3-Person Guided Bay Fishing Trip in Corpus Christi Valid October to May. Includes bait and tackle. www.backlashcharters.com

• 3-Person 1/2 Day Pheasant, 1/2 Day Quail Guided Combination Hunt in Santa Anna Guide and dog included. www.sahainc.com

• 4-Person Nighttime Bowfishing Trip All gear provided. www.takemoutbowfishing.com

Tickets or More Info: Edwin Pechal 254-721-2887 email - edwinpechal@yahoo.com Brandon Bartek 254-624-4119 email - bbartek001@yahoo.com

Multiple guns to be given away - shotguns, pistols, rifles, kids’ guns

Get your Admission tickets today. Only 400 will be sold.


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SPJST Fraternal Activities and Entertainment Post your lodge’s upcoming SPJST fraternal activities and entertainment dates and information here. These listings are free. The deadline for submitting information for the Fraternal Activities and Entertainment Guide is Wednesday at 12 noon, unless otherwise posted. Send updates directly to: VĚSTNÍK, c/o Editor Melanie Zavodny, P.O. Box 100, Temple, Texas 76503. FAX to: 254-773-8087. Email to: vestnik@spjst.org. Advertising rates are $2 per column inch for lodge ads; $4 per column inch for non-profit organization ads; and $6 per column inch for commercial ads. For advertising information, please call the Editor at 800-727-7578 or email vestnik@spjst.org. LODGE 1, FAYETTEVILLE (1) Lodge Hall: 507 East Main Street, Fayetteville. Directions: Lodge building is located on Hwy 159 East, 3 blocks from the town square. Hall Rental Information: (979) 966-3795. Lodge Meetings: First Monday of even-numbered months - February, April, June, August, October, and December, 6 p.m. at the hall. Potluck served after meeting. Youth Club Meetings: First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the hall. For information, contact Youth Leader Ronnie Pflughaupt 979-249-6702; or email rpflughaupt@hotmail.com. LODGE 4, HALLETTSVILLE (6) Attention: Remaining meetings for 2018 will be held Sunday, December 9 (and as needed), at 3 p.m. at Hallettsville Chamber of Commerce, 1614 North Texana Street, Hallettsville. Lodge Meetings: The lodge meets every other month (location/time TBA), at 3 p.m. at Hallettsville Chamber of Commerce, 1614 North Texana Street, Hallettsville. LODGE 5, PILOT POINT-TIOGA (3) Lodge Meetings: First Saturday of each month, 2 p.m. at PointBank Community Center, 739 East Liberty Street, Pilot Point. For directions/meeting information, contact Brian Heitzman 940-686-4429; or Dean Carender 903-564-7359. LODGE 6, COTTONWOOD (3) Friday, August 17—Social Lodge Hall: 700 South Czech Hall Road, West. Directions: From Interstate 35, take the West exit and stop at the blinking light. Go east at the blinking light and stay on Oak Street through downtown West. Take Farm Road 2114 East for 3 miles. Turn right on Czech Hall Road. Lodge hall is on the right about 1/2 mile down the road. Hall Rental Information: Peggy Dobecka 254-717-0383 or Jeanette Beseda 254-7177840. Lodge Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. at the lodge hall. Youth Club Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 1:30 p.m. at the hall. For information, contact Youth Leader Peggy 254-717-0383; or dataped@sbcglobal.net. LODGE 8, WEIMAR (6) Lodge Meetings: Fourth Monday of February, April, June, August, October, and November, 6 p.m. at Oakridge Smokehouse Restaurant, Schulenburg. LODGE 9, SNOOK (1) Lodge Hall: 457 CR 269, Snook. Directions: From Snook, turn on FM 2155 to downtown. At Snook School, stay right on Spur 2155. At “T”, turn right on CR 269.  Go 3/10 mile; hall is on the left. Hall Rental Information: 979-272-3732. Lodge Meetings: First Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: First Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 13, DIME BOX (1) Lodge Hall: 1081 County Road 425, Dime Box. Directions: In Dime Box, turn left from FM 141 on CR 424. Go east on CR 425 for 3/10 mile; hall is on the left. Hall Rental Information: 979-884-1451; Hall Phone: 979-884-1451. Lodge Meetings: Second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 15, BUCKHOLTS (2) Lodge Hall: 600 State Hwy 190/Hwy 36, Buckholts (historic hexagon-shaped building with a stone entrance. Directions: Hall is located on Hwy 36, east of Buckholts, 1/4 mile east of downtown Buckholts. Hall Rental Information: 254-217-2863. Lodge Meetings: Second Monday of each month, 4 p.m. at the hall. Refreshments served after meeting, and door prizes awarded.

LODGE 17, NEW TABOR (1) Lodge Hall: 2674 CR 225, Caldwell. Directions: From Caldwell, turn from Hwy 36 east onto FM 166. Proceed 2.1 miles and turn left on CR 225. Go 1 mile, veering to the right. Hall is on the right. Hall Rental Information: 979-272-3440. Lodge Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 3 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 18, ELGIN (2) Sunday, August 19—Mark Halata, polka/waltz Sunday, August 26—Glen Collins, country/western

LODGE 28, EAST BERNARD (6) Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of March, June, September, and December at 12 noon at Wharton County Library - East Bernard Branch, 746 Clubside Drive, East Bernard. For information, contact Secretary Helen Kelner 281-342-2624. LODGE 29, TAYLOR (2) • All Wednesday, Friday night dances - free admission • Old-fashioned hamburgers served Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 15—Taylor Made Band, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 17—Old Friends, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 24—Last Call Band, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 31—Rian C. Band, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Lodge Hall: 5025 FM 619, Taylor. Directions: In Taylor, at intersection of State Hwy 95 and US 79 Business (4th Street), turn east on Hwy 79. Proceed to FM 619, turn north (left) and go about .8 mile to the large, 2-story hall. Hall Rental Information: 512-352-9139; Hall Phone: 512-352-9139. Lodge Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: Beginning January 2018, youth club meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the hall. For information, call Youth Leader Cristy Girod 512-468-1347. Music: First and third Wednesday each month, live music, 7 to 10 p.m.; Friday night dance, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. LODGE 30, TAITON (6) Lodge Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 1:30 p.m. at Taiton Community Center, 14221 FM 961, El Campo. Youth Club Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 2:30 p.m. at Taiton Community Center, 14221 FM 961, El Campo.

Lodge Hall: 702 Hwy 95 North, Elgin. Lodge 18 is a non-smoking facility. Hall Rentals/Band Bookings: David Meyer 512-217-0162. Hall phone: 512-2853100. Lodge Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the hall. Lodge Meetings: Youth club meetings are held with the adult meetings, which are the third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the hall. For information, call Youth Leader David Meyer 512-2170162.

LODGE 32, VICTORIA (6) Attention: Beginning in 2018, lodge meetings will be held quarterly - on the second Thursdays: February 8; May 10; August 9; November 8 at Victoria Mall Meeting Room, at 6:30 p.m.

LODGE 20, GRANGER (2) Lodge Hall: 114 West Davila, Granger. Hall Rental Information: Brenna Bohac 512-859-2584. Lodge Meetings: Second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the hall. A light meal is served before each meeting. All members are invited. Youth Club Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 1:30 p.m. at the hall.

LODGE 35, ELK (3) Lodge Hall: 9508 Elk Road, Axtell. Directions: From Interstate 35 in Waco, take Hwy 84 East exit. Stay on Hwy 84 East through Bellmead; go approximately 8 miles. On the right side of Hwy 84 will be a sign saying “Elk.” Take the Elk Road. Turn right on Elk Road; go approximately 1 mile; the road will dead end. Turn right at the dead end; go approximately 1/2 mile. Hall is on the left. Hall Rental Information: Gene Pavelka 254-7493326; Hall Phone: 254-863-9320. Lodge Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. at the hall. Sales Agents: James (Dude) Mann 254-7150275 and Gene E. Pavelka 254-749-3326.

LODGE 23, MORAVIA (6) Lodge Hall: FM 957 North, Schulenburg. Located 12 miles south of Schulenburg, in Moravia. Directions: From Hwy 77 between Hallettsville and Schulenburg, take FM 532 West for 4 miles to Moravia. Turn right on FM 957 North; go 1 mile. Hall is on the right. Lodge Meetings: Tuesday after the second Sunday in March, June, and September, 7:30 p.m.; and the first Sunday of December, 3 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 24, CYCLONE (2) Lodge Hall: 411 FM 964, Burlington. Directions: Hall is 12 miles east of Temple, past Zabcikville. Exit Hwy 53 at blinking light to FM 485; go 1 mile to FM 964. Hall Rental Information: Mark Maddux 254-721-1774; or Brenda Maddux 254-721-1682. Lodge Meetings: Second Monday of each month, 7 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 25, ENNIS (3) Saturday, September 8—Wedding rental. Thursday, September 13—6:30 p.m. Members’ supper; 7 p.m. lodge meeting; social to follow. Saturday, September 15— Wedding rental. Wednesday, September 26—6:30 p.m. Potluck supper, September birthday celebration, 5 to 10 p.m. Come-and-go. Saturday, September 29—Rental ENS 10-year class reunion. Lodge Hall: 1901 East Hwy 34, Ennis. Hall Rental Information: 972-875-8381. Mail: PO Box 129, Ennis, Texas 75120. Email: SPJSTennis@yahoo.com. Game Room: Open every Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.Lodge Meetings: Second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the lodge dining room with supper at 6:30 p.m. followed by a complimentary social in the game room. Youth Club Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 16—Polyguard Employee Dinner Wednesday, August 29—Potluck supper 6:30 p.m, August birthday celebration

Lodge Meetings: Second Thursday of February, May, August, and November at Victoria Mall Meeting Room, at 6:30 p.m.

LODGE 38, KOVAR (1) Lodge Hall: 278 Zimmerhanzel Road, Flatonia. Hall Rental Information: 512-237-9099/day; 830-8394353/night. Lodge Meetings: Second Monday of each month, 7 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 39, BRYAN (1) Attention: Quarterly meetings will be held in March, May (Join Hands Day), September, and December (nursing home visit/Christmas party). March and September meetings will be on the second Sunday at 12:30 p.m. with a lunch and meeting to follow. Lodge Hall: Cherry Bend Circle, Lot 12, Bryan. Directions: From Hwy 6, turn west on OSR. Go 2 miles to Mumford Road; turn left. Go 1.1 mile and turn left on Magnolia. Take the first right turn on Cherry Bend Circle. Hall (white building) is at the bend of the road. Lodge Meetings: Held quarterly - watch for date in Vestnik, 1 p.m. at the hall. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. Meat, drinks, and serving items provided by the lodge. Please bring a dessert or side dish. For information, call President Wade O’Shields 979-218-3527; or FAC Ronnie Roesler 979406-0158. LODGE 40, EL CAMPO-HILLJE (6) Lodge Hall: 30420 Loop 524 US Hwy 59, Hillje. Directions: Hall is just off US 59 in Hillje. Hall Rental Information: Cathy Garcia 979-332-1614; Hall Phone: 979-648-2317. Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 1 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 11:30 a.m. at the hall. LODGE 41, PORT LAVACA (6) Lodge Meetings: Second Tuesday of February, May, August, and November, 6 p.m. at Six Mile Presbyterian Church, Royal Road, Port Lavaca. For information, call lodge Secretary Mary Sitka 361-552-5170; or email danmarysitka@yahoo.com.

LODGE 47, SEATON (2) Lodge Hall: 10842 State Hwy 53, Temple. Directions: Seaton Star Hall is 7 miles east of Temple on Hwy 53 (Adams Avenue). Star Hall is a non-smoking facility. Hall Rental Information: Edwin Pechal 254-7212887; Hall Phone: 254-985-2548. Lodge Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 1 p.m. at the hall. Visit www.seatonstarhall.com. LODGE 48, BEYERSVILLE (2) Lodge Hall: 10450 FM 619, Taylor. Directions: From Taylor, take the South Loop. Turn right on FM 112 and go about 0.8 mile. Turn right on FM 619; continue on FM 619 for approximately 4 miles. Hall is on the right. Hall Rental Information: 512-739-9324. Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 5:30 p.m. at the hall except May, June, July and August the meetings will be held on the second Monday of each of these months at 6:30 p.m. Youth Club Meetings: Second Sunday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 49, ROWENA (4) Attention: Beginning in August 2018, meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Lodge Hall: 706 FM 2133, Rowena. Hall Rental Information: 325-262-3377 - Butch Wood. Lodge Meetings: First Wednesday of February, May, August, and November at 6 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: First Sunday of each month at 1 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 51, ELLINGER (1) Lodge Meetings: Third Friday of March, June, September, and December, 6:30 p.m. at Ellinger Fire Department, West Main Street in Ellinger. LODGE 54, WEST (3) Lodge Meetings: First Friday in March, June, and November, and the second Friday in September, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Hall, 303 South Harrison Street in West. LODGE 63, SWEET HOME (6) Lodge Meetings: Third Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. For meeting location, call Lodge Secretary Ann Moseley 361-594-8429. LODGE 66, WACO (3) Lodge Meetings: Date, time, location TBA in the lodge’s monthly meeting minutes that appear in the Věstník. For information, call 254-799-4247. LODGE 67, SCHULENBURG (1) Lodge Meetings: Third or fourth Sunday of March, June, September, and December (Christmas) at Oakridge Smokehouse Restaurant in Schulenburg, 2 p.m. To confirm meeting date/s, call Ernest Kutac 979561-7190. LODGE 73, SEYMOUR (4) Lodge Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 12 p.m. - unless otherwise noted. For meeting location, call Alice Orsak 940-889-2391. LODGE 76, WICHITA FALLS (4) Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday in March, June, September, and December, 1 p.m. at Luby’s Cafeteria, 1801 Ninth Street in Wichita Falls. For information, contact Diana Ibarra 940-224-7383. LODGE 79, CORPUS CHRISTI (7) Lodge Meetings: Third Sunday of each month, 1 p.m. at the Sokol Hall, 5502 Kostoryz Road, Corpus Christi. Meal served at 1 p.m.; meeting follows. Visitors welcome. Youth Club Meetings: Third Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. at Sokol Hall, 5502 Kostoryz Road, Corpus Christi. LODGE 80, HOLLAND (2) Note: Meetings are held bi-monthlty. Watch the Věstník for dates/times of lodge and board meetings. Lodge Hall: 12141 East FM 2268, Holland. Directions: On Hwy 95, south of Holland, turn east on FM 2268. Go 1/2 mile to hall, which is on the right. Hall Phone: 254657-2485. Lodge Meetings: Held bi-monthly. Youth Club Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Youth Leader Connie Horak’s home; call 254-541-9165 for address. Board of Directors’ Meetings: Watch the Věstník for dates/times. Bingo: Every Thursday, 7 p.m. Permit No. SP12371416574; AL17460607355. LODGE 81, NEEDVILLE (5) Lodge Hall: 13609 Hwy 36, Needville. Directions: Hall is located at the corner of Hwy 36 and FM 361, 1 mile from the traffic light in Needville. Hall Manager/Bookings: Dan Natho 979-618-1426. Hall Phone: 361-793-4742. Lodge Meetings: Third Sunday of each month, 1 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: Contact Youth Leader Madeline Gadway 979-900-9566; or madeline.gadway@gmail.com.


VĚSTNÍK LODGE 84, DALLAS (3) Lodge Meetings: Third Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. Meeting location will be posted in the Věstník. Youth Club Meetings: Held one hour before the adult lodge meeting - unless otherwise noted. Contact Youth Leader Lynda Novak 972-948-4456. LODGE 87, TEMPLE (2) Lodge Hall: 320 North 50th Street, Temple. Directions: From East Adams Avenue, turn north onto 50th Street; go 2/10 mile. Hall is on the left. Lodge Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 88, HOUSTON (5) Lodge Hall: 1435 Beall Street at West 15th, Houston (the Heights). Directions: Hwy 290—Take Mangum Dacoma exit; stay on frontage road. At third traffic light, turn left onto 18th Street. Go under freeway at third traffic light, turn on Beall Street. Hall Rental Information: Hall: 713-869-5767; or visit www.lodge88.org. Lodge Meetings: Third Monday, 7 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. at the hall. Bingo: Every Thursday evening; early bird special starts at 7 p.m. Regular games start at 7:30 p.m. License No. 17407503501. All dances are held from 8 to 11:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Reservations suggested, but not required, unless otherwise noted. Reservations held only 30 minutes past start of dance. For reservations, call 713-869-5767, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beer, set-ups, soda, and ice sold at bar. Please do not bring from outside. *Dress Code dances: evening attire for ladies and gentlemen. LODGE 91, SAN JACINTO (5) Lodge Meetings: Quarterly meetings - TBA in the Věstník. For information, contact Lodge Secretary Vonda Smesny 832-694-8762. LODGE 92, FORT WORTH (3) Lodge Hall: 3316 Roberts Cut Off Road, Fort Worth 76114. Directions: From IH-35 West in Fort Worth, take IH-30 West to the Henderson exit. Take Henderson North; it becomes Jacksboro Hwy (TX 199). Stay on this road north until Roberts Cut Off, which is a right off of Jacksboro Hwy. Hall - also known as National Hall - is on the right about 2 or 3 blocks down the road. Great Western Inn Motel is on the corner. Hall Event/Rental Information: Call National Hall Events Manager Jon Durham 817-624-1361. Visit Lodge 92 website www.nationalhallfortworth.com. Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. at the hall. Game Nights: Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Ladies Circle: Meets the second Tuesday of each month. Randy and the 92nd Road House Band plays every first Sunday. Dressy casual. LODGE 97, PLACEDO (6) Lodge Meetings: For 2018, meetings will be held the third Thursday in March, June, and September: Dates are March 15, June 21, and September 20. For time, and location, call Secretary Judy Bellanger 361-5762935. LODGE 107, FLORESVILLE (7) Lodge Hall: 1156 FM 1303, Floresville. Directions: From Floresville, take FM 536 West for 3 miles to FM 1303; turn right and go 2 miles. Hall is on the right. Hall Rental Information: 830-393-7796. Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 3 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 117, ROBSTOWN (7) Lodge Meetings: First Saturday of March, June, September, and December, 1:30 p.m. at Hilltop Community Center, 11425 Leopard, Corpus Christi. LODGE 130, DALLAS (3) Lodge Meetings: For monthly meeting date, time, and location, contact President/Sales Agent John Vrla 214906-3385 or email jvrla@cebridge.net. LODGE 133, SAN ANTONIO (7) Sunday, October 21—Lodge 133 Thanksgiving luncheon/quarterly meeting, 12:30 p.m. Sunday, December 9—Lodge 133 Christmas luncheon/quarterly meeting, 12:30 p.m. Lodge Meetings: 2018 quarterly meetings are held in March, July, October, and December at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Activity Center, 1630 Goliad Road, San Antonio. For information, contact President Jarolyn Popp 830-964-5135. LODGE 135, ENNIS (3) Lodge Meetings: Third Thursday of January, April, July, and October, 7 p.m. at Sokol hall, 2622 East Hwy 34, Ennis. Directions: From IH-35 East at Waxahachie, take Hwy 287 East exit. Stay Hwy 287 on until you come to Ennis. Go straight through downtown Ennis and under the overpass at IH-45. Then go approximately 1 3/4 miles on Hwy 34. Sokol Hall is on the left.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 LODGE 139, DANBURY (5) Lodge Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. at The Smith Group Building, 1718 Main Street, Danbury. For information, call 979-922-1279; or 979-922-1553. LODGE 141, SEALY (1) Lodge Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Gordon Memorial Library, 917 North Circle Drive, Sealy. LODGE 142, HOUSTON (5) Lodge Meetings: Third Sunday of each month except in December which is the second Sunday at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted; meal served at 1 p.m. Meetings are held at SPJST Lodge 88, Houston, 1435 Beall Street at West 15th, Houston (the Heights) in the annex building - unless otherwise noted. For information, contact Lodge142 President Keith Kieschnick 832-627-2842; or Secretary Elizabeth Hermis 281787-8717. Youth Club Meetings: Held the same date, time, and location as the adult lodge meetings - unless otherwise noted. For information, call Youth Leader Catherine Manchack 832-443-0469. LODGE 148, EL MATON (6) Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 3 p.m. at Frank Hahn’s Camphouse in El Maton. Youth Club Meetings: Second Sunday of each month following the adult lodge meeting at Frank Hahn’s Camphouse in El Maton. LODGE 151, WHARTON (6) Lodge Meetings: Second Monday of March, June, September, and December, 6:30 p.m. at Wharton Depot Museum, 100 South Sunset Street, Wharton. For information, call 979-532-5884. LODGE 154, FORT WORTH (3) Lodge Hall: 6500 Boat Club Road, Fort Worth. Directions: From IH-35 West in Fort Worth, take IH-20 West exit. Stay on IH-20 West until you come to 820; stay on 820 until you come to Jacksboro Hwy and Azle Street exit. Take Azle Street exit; go to the traffic light. Turn left at the traffic light. Go to the second traffic light then turn right onto Boat Club Road. Go approx. 2 1/2 miles. Hall is on the right. Hall Rental Information/Hall Phone: 817-237-5181. Lodge Meetings: Third Sunday of each month, 3:30 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: Third Sunday of each month, 5 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 155, AUSTIN (2) Lodge Meetings: First Sunday of March, June, September, and December. For meeting time/location, call Secretary Ginny Prasatik 512-472-1721. LODGE 157, LUBBOCK (4) Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of every other month, 1 p.m. For meeting location, contact Secretary Cynthia Kristinek 806-763-7245; or via cjkristinek@yahoo.com. LODGE 160, SAN ANGELO (4) Lodge Meetings: Third Wednesday of February, May, and August. The November meeting is held the third Sunday. Watch the Věstník for meeting time/location. For information, contact President Sandra Jansa 325651-8045 or sandra.jansa@hotmail.com. LODGE 162, IOWA COLONY (5) Lodge Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 5 p.m. at Iowa Colony Community Center, 12003 CR 65, Iowa Colony. Youth Club Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 5 p.m. at Iowa Colony Community Center, 12003 CR 65, Iowa Colony. LODGE 169, BRENHAM (1) Lodge Meetings: Fourth Thursday in February, April, June, August, October, 6:30 p.m. at Texas Seafood and Steakhouse, 2209 South Market Street, Brenham. (December meeting/social information will be announced at a later date.) Lodge Information: Call Stephen Bliznak 979-251-4150; or Lenora Bliznak 979-277-8845. LODGE 172, PASADENA (5) Note: Lodge 172 has closed its doors, and the building has gone up for sale. Until further notice, we only open the doors for our monthly lodge meetings, held the fourth Sunday of each month, 2 p.m. For information, contact Jo 713-628-3007. Lodge Hall: 3609 Preston Road, Pasadena. Hall Phone: 713-487-3297. Regular Lodge/Covered Dish Meetings: Fourth Sunday of each month, meal, 1 p.m. followed by meeting, 2 p.m. with the exception of November and December, as noted.

LODGE 177, ACADEMY (2) Attention: Remaining 2018 lodge meetings will be held the second Wednesday of every other month of August, October, and December at the lodge hall. Board of Trustees meet at 6 p.m.; regular lodge meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. Lodge Hall: 711 Rio Poco, Little River. Directions: Hall is on the south side of Academy, just off Hwy 95, on the right. Hall Rental Information: 254-982-4530. Hall Phone: 254-982-4434. Board of Trustee/Lodge Meetings: 2018 remaining meetings will be held the Wednesday of every other month - August, October, and December - at the hall. Board of Trustees meet at 6 p.m.; lodge meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. Bingo: Every Tuesday and Friday at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; kitchen is open. LODGE 179, WARRENTON (1) Lodge Meetings: Second Thursday of each month, 11 a.m. Location will be announced in the Vestnik prior to the meeting each month. For information, contact Ricky Weyand 979-966-7138. LODGE 180, BURLESON (3) Lodge Meetings: First Tuesday of each month at the Burleson Police Department Building - Community Room, 1161 S. W. Wilshire, Burleson, 6:15 p.m. For information, call 817-905-2097 or 972-268-0022. LODGE 181, CONROE (5) Lodge Meetings: Lodge meeting location/time will be announced in the Věstník. For further information, contact President Barbara Williams-Rash 936-295-7778; email b.d.willrash@att.net; Vice President Chuck Toney 281-362-9062; email cdtiii@toney.us; or Treasurer Patsy McClelland 936-788-5714; or email pmcclelland@consolidated. LODGE 182, FALLS COUNTY (2) Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 3 p.m. at The Chicken Place, 504 Bridge Street, Marlin. Youth Club Meetings: Same time and place as adult lodge meeting. LODGE 183, ARLINGTON (3) Lodge Hall: 3100 Pleasant Valley Lane, Arlington. Directions: Take IH-35 West to Fort Worth. Take IH-20 East exit and proceed on IH-20 East until you come to Cooper Street exit. Take Cooper Street exit to the North. Stay on Cooper Street until you come to Mayfield Street. Turn right on Mayfield; go down and turn left on Pleasant Valley Lane. Hall Rental Information: Hall Phone: 682-800-3485. Lodge Meetings and Family Night: Third Sunday of each month at 4 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: Last Friday of each month, 7 p.m. at the hall. Game Nights are every Tuesday and Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Permit No. 17516910506 LODGE 184, MOULTON (6) Lodge Hall: FM 532 West, Moulton. Directions: From Texas 95 in Moulton, take FM 532 West for 4 miles. Hall is located on the right. Lodge Meetings: Second Tuesday of February, May, August, and November, 7 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 185, NEW BRAUNFELS (7) Lodge Meetings: Every other month - February, April, June, August, October, and December. Call for meeting date, time, and location. Youth Club Meetings: Call Youth Leader Theresa Haag 830-625-8262 for meeting date, time, and location. LODGE 186, CALDWELL (1) Lodge Hall: 937 State Hwy 36, Caldwell. Directions: Hall is just off Hwy 36 on the south side of Caldwell, next to Burleson County Fairgrounds. Hall Rental Information: 979-567-4264. Lodge Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at the hall. Youth Club Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 2:30 p.m. at the hall. Social games: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Kitchen and bar open. License Permit No. 1-74-20733095-41002. LODGE 187, ROUND ROCK (2) Lodge Hall: 920 Luther Peterson Place, Round Rock. Directions: From Taylor, take Hwy 79 into Round Rock until you get to Sunrise. There will be a 7-11 store on the right. Turn right and proceed past Hopewell School. Continue through the four-way stop. Luther Peterson Boulevard is the first street on the left. From Temple, take IH-35 South. Just past Georgetown, exit on University Boulevard. Proceed to stop sign. Take left on University Boulevard. The third street is Sunrise. Turn right onto Sunrise. The second street to the right will be Luther Peterson Boulevard. Hall Rental Information: 512-255-1554; 512-771-4948. Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, beginning at 2 p.m. at the hall, followed by entertainment and potluck meal.

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LODGE 189, BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION (1) Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of March, June, September, and December, 2 p.m. at (unless otherwise noted) C and J Barbecue, 1010 South Texas Avenue in Bryan. LODGE 191, LUFKIN (5) Lodge Hall: 197 Hughes Road, Lufkin. Hall Rental Information/Dance Reservations: George Scogin 936875-2867. Lodge Meetings: Monday night before the third Friday night of the month, 7 p.m. at the hall. Regular Dances: Third Friday night of each month, 7 to 10 p.m. Please continue to bring finger foods for the snack table. LODGE 196, HOUSTON-WEST (5) Lodge Hall: 17810 Huffmeister Road, Cypress. Directions: Off Hwy 290 West at Skinner. Hall Phone: 281373-9482; email spjstlodge196@gmail.com. Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of each month - potluck served at 1 p.m.; meeting begins at 2 p.m. - unless otherwise noted. For information, call Cadance Wager 713-515-2835. Youth Club Meetings: Contact Youth Leader Cadance Wager 713-515-2835. LODGE 200, BRUCEVILLE-EDDY (2) Lodge Meetings: First Wednesday of each month on even months - February, April, June, August, October, and December, 6:30 p.m. at Taylor Hall, 100 4th Street, Eddy. For information, contact President Allen Trigg, Sr. 254-624-5152. LODGE 201 BLEIBLERVILLE-NELSONVILLE (1) Lodge Hall: 3948 FM 2502, Bleiblerville. Directions: Hall is across the street from the post office in Bleiblerville. Lodge Meetings: Second Sunday of each month, 3 p.m. at the hall. LODGE 202, JOURDANTON (7) Sunday, August 12—Meeting, 4 p.m. at Jourdanton Community Center Lodge Meetings: First Sunday of each month at 2 p.m.; except in September and December, meetings are held on the second Sunday at 1 p.m. at Jourdanton Community Center, 1101 Campbell Avenue, Jourdanton. Youth Club Meetings: First Sunday of each month at 1:15 p.m. except in September and December, meetings are held on the second Sunday at 1 p.m. at Jourdanton Community Center, 1101 Campbell Avenue, Jourdanton. LODGE 207, IOWA PARK (4) Lodge Meetings: Third Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. For meeting location, call Secretary Mary Hatter 940-322-8503. LODGE 215, SOUTH PLAINS (4) Lodge Meetings: Second Saturday of January, March, May, July, and September, 6:30 p.m. at Tahoka Housing Authority (small room - 1400 Ave K). For any questions, call Secretary Pam Lehmann 806-5358356. Youth Club Meetings: For location/time, contact Youth Leader Janeece Williams 806-990-3351. LODGE 219, EL PASO (4) Lodge Meetings: First Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at 521 Texas Avenue 79901 (Use the Florence St. entrance). For questions, call Secretary Nirma Bustamante 915-726-4485. Youth Club Meetings: Third Saturday of every month. For time and location, call Youth Leader Aracely Quiz 915-999-2062. LODGE 229, ABILENE (4) Lodge Meetings: Second Tuesday of February, May, August, and November, 6 p.m. at Rosa’s Cafe and Tortilla Factory, 1026 North Judge Ely Boulevard, Abilene. For information, contact Secretary Tammy Copeland 325-672-0577 or 325-721-5127. LODGE 232, HOUSTON MIDTOWN (5) Lodge Meetings: Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every other month for January, March, May, July, September, and November, 6:30 pm. at Czech Cultural Museum Houston, 4920 San Jacinto, Houston. For information, contact Secretary Catherine Anderson 713726-1928. LODGE 246, MORGAN’S POINT (2) Lodge Meetings: Unless otherwise announced, second Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November, 11:30 a.m. For meeting location, call President Ingrid Petrik 254-760-1831; or Secretary Melanie Zavodny 254-534-0807. LODGE 258, SEGUIN (7) Lodge Meetings: For meeting date, location, and time, contact President Chester Jenke 210-413-3053 or Treasurer Colleen Jenke 210-215-9494. —SPJST—-


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