Věstník (West, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 35, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 3, 1975 Page: 1 of 32
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Official Organ Of The Slavonic Benevolent Order Of The State Of Texas, Founded 1897
BENEVOLENCE HUMANITY B ROT H E iThcToD
Postmaster: Please Send Form 3579 to: SUPŘEME LODGE, SPJST, P.O. Box 100, Temple, Texas 76501
VOLUME 63, NUMBER 35 SEPTEMBER 3, 1975
fR0M THE EDÍWS desk
The District II fall meeting was
held August 24th at the American
Legion Halí in Taylor, with Lodge
No. 29, Taylor, hosting the event.
Attendance at their meetings
continues to increase by holding
informative and limited business.
Their youth continue to main-
tain much enthusiasm in partici-
pation on the lodge and district
levels. Swimming and miniatuře
golf were their main activities
and attracted a very good attend-
ance for them to enjoy the bene-
fits that the SPJST provides.
The various questions asked at
the meeting were pertaining to the
attendance at lodge meetings to
qualify a member to be a delegáte.
A lengthy question-and-answer
Of course, the business session
was to be brief, however, there is a
reference that the Supreme Lodge,
in their recommendations in
changes to the by-Iaws prior to the
1972 convention, stated that in
order for members to qualify to be
elected as a delegáte to the 197©
convention they must attend at
least one-hálfor (more than y2)
of the local jdge meetings for
three years prior to the conven-
tion year (in this čase 1973, 1974,
and 1975). That recommendation
was accepted in the convention
and is now Article 4-d subsection 3
and reads as follows: “Attended a
majority of the meetings during
Not bing in education is so as-
tonishing as the amount of
ignorance it accumulates in the
form of inert fact.
Whaťs a’ your jargon o’ your
Your Latin names for horns and
If honest Nátuře made you fools.
Better build schoolrooms for
Than celíš and gibbets for
each of the three years preceding
the election of delegates to con-
vention. New transferred members
attended majority of meetings
and the attendance record of the
previous lodge shall be accepted.”
In answering questions, SL
President Morris stated that (1)
majority meant 7 out of 12 meet-
ings, or 3 oř 4 in čase of quarterly
meetings and that (2) if a lodge
did not háve enough eligible dele-
gates, those eligible going to the
convention would háve the right to
east all the votes the lodge is en-
titled to. For instance, if a lodge
is entitled to 10 delegates and only
2 members háve attended a ma-
jority of the meetings in the three
years preceding the convention,
then the 2 members would vote for
the 10 delegates the lodge is en-
titled to. This article has its merits
and also its faults. There are some
fears that there will be a number
of lodges which will háve very few
members who attend a majority
of the meetings. After the recom-
mendation in 1972 the Supreme
Lodge comment read: “This would
prevent a member from not at-
tending and being active in lodge
affairs for 3 years between con-
ventions and then attending a
majority of the meetings the 3rd
year, thereby making himself eli-
gible to be elected as a delegáte.
We will háve to wait and see how
this article affects our lodges,
delegates, and convention; the
article may háve to be modiřied.
The effects of this article could
leave the decision making rights
in too few of our members'hands.
Our lodge officers are urged to be
sure of the eligibility of their
members so that questions would
not arise in seating delegates as
it has in the past.
As we stated at the beginning,
the meeting was nice and the day
was enjoyed by all, we’re sure.
The day was a generál day of fun
for all of the youth, especially,
and the songfest and dancing to
Mr. Helmer Dahl’s music were
vhat the adults really enjoyed.
The editor recommends that
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Sefcik, R. J. Věstník (West, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 35, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 3, 1975, newspaper, September 3, 1975; West, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth625012/m1/1/: accessed May 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas.