Věstník (West, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 32, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 13, 1975 Page: 4 of 32
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Wednesday, August 13, 1975
cers of the Supreme Lodge, and what the results would be at the fořta.
particularly Attorney Lesikar, who end of the year if they were at Convention 197tí. As we move
accompanied me to Austin and least as good as they were for the into these finál months of 1975
gave me the benefit of his counsel. first six months! We appreciate and into our convention year, we
We cannot underestimate the help the very fine work of all the sales can see that much planning 'and
and assistance of so many of you representatives and our hats are work lies ahead for all of us. The
ímembers who contacted your off to them! Thanks to them, we experiences of the intervening
elected representatives in Austin are eontinuing to make good years since the last convention
who, in turn, were very helpful progress. It is hard work, however, háve pointed some of the things
to us. I know your efforts helped and ali of us stand in apprecia- that need to be considered in the
because they told me so. Other ti on for this fine achievement. coming XXIInd convention. We
buildinsr we háve had a steadv a,uv'*1* u* never wui oe penect because rney
flow of visitors and guests. These TFC wiU be heId as has for the ai’e conceived and implemented by
háve included all sorts of civíc spectaCTl^onsists8^oí^Lttom ťoMmVovement™’ WE
gations íroill lodges. This summer ^he. ^iTiUated Fiaternal Benefit 1976 is also Bicentennial Vear
has been especially heavy in Societies doing business in Texas, marking the 200th birthday of this
visitors' traffic to this area. We ^Ve had an excellent ^ representa- oTeat country of ours. Some of our
are always glad to greet and háve ”Jon young people last yeaf m programs and observances at the
these visitors and welcome them. San A*ltom° and ha^a 11Aedap convention will be highlighting
Of what good is a Library, Arch- bicentennial activities. As every-
ives and Museum section unless Í01 t lls >eai s Youtl sí>ectacular. one ^nows by now, the convention
people come and visit these areas? The SPJST is also affiliated on wiH be held in the Convention
A library is just a repository of the national level with the Nation- center in Waco. The facilities
books, but it becomes a store- al Fraternal Congress. Its annual there are excellent and we feei
house of learning and knowledge sessions will be held this year in the delegates will especially enjoy
when people use those books. There Cincinnati, Ohio, September 21-24. the feature of easy accessibility to
is much valuable research materiál Tlie SPJST will also be represent- the Convention Center by being
here. The same can be said of the eci by delegates to this Congress able to drive up to the building
very fine museum display area and and in their “Fraternal Spectacu- without any traffic problems or
of the archives. Brother Otto Han- lar” on September 21st. parking fees. Of course, there are
us has doně a magnificent job It is a good thing to be affiliat- no living quarters in the Center
with this entire area. His heart ed with these statě and national itself, but motels and hotels are
and soul are in his work. He is one organizations, because when you within a few blocks and minutes
of those rare individuals who would really get down to it, the Frater- of either walking or driving dis-
be hard to replace. nal Benefit Societies must háve tance, so this should not prove to
Insurance Sales. According to organizations that unitě them in be an inconvenience. The Con-
Brother Joe Hejny, total insur- a eommon purpose, and it has been vention Planning Committee has
ance sales through June amounted proven again and again that their already had several sessions and
to $7,538,000. This would make the purposes and functions are impor- háve been hard at work for al-
first six months of this year with tant to all of us. In unity and most a year and their work tempo
the best sales volume in the his- numbers there is strength and we will increase as we get closer to
tory of the SPJST. Now think must be a part of these joint ef- the convention. Iťs nothing but
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Sefcik, R. J. Věstník (West, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 32, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 13, 1975, newspaper, August 13, 1975; West, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth626157/m1/4/: accessed April 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas.