Věstník (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 74, No. 8, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 19, 1986 Page: 4 of 16
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4/VĚSTNÍK—Wednesday, February 19,1986
District VI director’s report, visiting
Supreme Lodge offícer’s report, also
S.P.J.S.T Rest Homes’ report
Report of Nominating Committee
Election of officers
Report of Auditing Committee
Selection of site of next District VI
Installation of officers
Adjournment and refreshments
Mrs. Ardis Bacak
District VI President
It May Concern
Please be advised that the Czech
Educational Foundation of Texas
(CEFT) of Česká Nadace Státu Texas
will hold a meeting in Temple at the
SPJST headquarters Saturday
afternoon, March 1, 1986. The
meeting will start at 1 p.m. Everyone
who is interested in the teaching and
preservation of our Czech language
should attend. The various clubs and
organizations should send delegát es.
The main purpose of this meeting will
be to decide if the Czech people of
Texas are willing to support a Czech
Chair at one of our statě universities.
Both the University of Texas and
Texas A&M University are interested
and we shall ask them to send their
deans or someone to explain or answer
any questions that we may ask.
Over a year ago when CEFT
directors and officers met in Houston,
it was decided that the organization
would support a Czech Chair at one of
the statě universities. This chair would
mean that, if a student or students fifty
years from now or one hundred years
from now, whether it would be a
student or students wanted to study
Czech, it would háve to be offered and
a scholarly professor would teach the
course. Both statě universities
indicated that they are very interested
in supporting this program and are
willing to support us financially; one
of the universities even said that they
would match our contribution! Just
think how much money could be raised
if everyone who has a drop of Czech
blood in them would donate a few
dollars. Some are already talking
about giving thousands and some do
not even háve any Czech blood in
My sincere appeal is that we all work
together. We are inviting everyone
who is interested to come and hear
what iťs all about. It does not matter
what organization you belong to, what
church you go to, what club you
belong to or don’t belong to. We are
interested in everyone pulling together
and not against each other because, if
we don’t, tak nám to bude končit jak
ta písnička česká: Jestli nám zahyne,
všechno s ní pomine, potom už
nebudem žít. (It will end like the Czech
song -- “If it dies, we shall NO longer
Na shledanou v Temple
Jos. J. Skřivánek, Jr. Předseda
Česká nadace Státu Texas
Rt. 3, Box 60A
Caldwell, Texas 77836
Phone: (409) 272 - 8133
“I piedge Alíegiance to the Flag oř
the United States oř America and to
the Repubíic řor which it sfands. One
Nation under God, indivisiMe, witii
Liberty and Justice for all.”
" , —SPJST—
New Officers Installed At Granger
Lodge 20, Granger Installs Officers
The 1986 officers of SPJST Lodge
20, Granger were installed during the
annual meeting and Christmas party
by Brother Henry Vitek. They are as
folio ws: President -- Mrs. Věra
Roepke, Vice President -- Henry
Vitek, Financial Secretary -- Mrs.
Norma Cavanaugh, Treasurer -- Mrs.
Lorna Ebner, Secretary -- Mrs. Rubie
Loessin, Youth Leader -- Mrs. Gloria
Ebner, Assistant Youth Leader -- Mrs.
Property Committee -- Emil Naizer
and Albin Machu.
Auditing Committee -- Ed Sladecek,
Lisa Pope and Gilbert Strmiska.
Resolution Committee — Rubie
Loessin, Betty Shirocky and Vlasta
The meeting was called to order by
President Věra Roepke. The minutes
were read by Secretary Rubie Loessin
and were approved as read.
Brother Emil Naizer gave the
Property Committee report and it was
Youth Leader Gloria Ebner gave a
report on the youth club and said they
donated $15 to the Statue of Liberty
Fund. The youth club did all the
decorating of the halí for the
Christmas party. We thank them for
all the hard work. They also made
decorations for the residents in the
Bluebonnet Rest Home in Granger.
A U.S. flag was donated to the lodge
by Patsy Bartosh. The lodge wishes to
thank her for the flag.
The meeting was adjourned and
following the meeting, everyone
enjoyed a delicious meal of barbecue
and all the trimmings.
Lodge 24, Cyclone
The February meeting was called to
order by President Barbara Macek
with all officers being present.
The Piedge of Alíegiance was led by
Our deepest expression of sympathy
was extended to the Posvar family as
well as others from all members of
Visitors at the meeting were Mr. and
Mrs. Woodrow Marek and Mr. and
Mrs. Eugene Hejl; we were glad to see
you and hope you all can make it over
Those on the sick list are Albína
Vaniček and Dan Hoelscher; hope you
both are feeling much better, soon.
Celebrating birthdays in February
are Billy Smetanka, Steve Harvell,
Vlasta and Franklin Martinec, Jeffery
Posvar, Zachary Schneider, Joan
Coots, Tracey Chervenka, Adam
Bruggman and Craig Waits.
Anniversary celebrants are Terry and
Penny Coots and Johnny and Carol
Chervenka. We hope you all háve a
New youth club members are Jeffery
Posvar and Zachery Schneider;
additonal Insurance was bought by
Will Roy and Sharon Stermer.
President Macek thanked everyone
who helped make íhe hamburger
supper a success. Hopefully, we can
háve another one soon.
Flag Halí will be having another
sponsored dance March 15; music will
be provided by Gilbert Kautz. Anyone
who wants to sponsor a table or needs
information about the dance, needs to
contact Louise Zavodny at 985 - 2556
or go by Red Ranger Grocery.
Czech Day at the State Fair in Dallas
will be 3 days this year due to the Texas
Sesquicentennial celebration; iťs going
to be quite an affair, I hear. The days
are October 3, 4, and 5. We are
planning on chartering buses again this
year, so make plans to be going with
Those serving on the Audit
Committee for 1986 are Linda
Smetanka, Levada Giestman and
The 50 - year member dinner is
coming up, so keep this in mind; a dáte
has not been set, yet.
The National Fraternal Congress of
America, along with the SPJST, is
sponsoring a photo contest. The theme
is “Volunteerism: Joining Hands to
Touch Li ves.” Contestants must be
SPJST members and at last 16 years or
older. Photos may be black and white
or color, and must be entered before
June 30. For more information I
would suggest checking out the
State Youth Director Sue Meadows
was a visitor at the youth club meeting.
She presented Melanie Zavodny with a
disk camera for winning first plače in
the design contest in the 13 - 14 age
group; congratulaíions, Melanie.
March 23 is íhe ' dáte set for the
youth club Easter party, more
information at your next meeting,
March 16 is the District II spring
meeting in Elgin; all members need to
try and attend to support Ltfdge 24.
The Child Abuse program is coming
up, again, please try and remember to
bring food (baby) and clothing to our
next few meetings so a collection can
be brought to the center.
Our next meeting will be March 12
at 7:30 p.m.
As 1 mentioned before, the members
of Lodge 24 extend their deepest
sympathy to the family of Denise
Posvar; words are always hard to find
at a time like this, we hope this little
poem says it for us. God Bless You!
DEATH OPENS THE DOOŘ
TO LIFE EVERMORE
We live a short while on earth
Reluctant to die for we do not know
Just what “dark death” is all about
And so we view it with fear and
Not certain of what is around the
We iook on death as the finál end.
To all that made us a mortal being
And, yet, there lies just beyond our
A beautifu! life so full and complete
That we should leave with hurrying
To walk with God by sacred streams
Amid beauty and peace beyond our
For all who believe in the RISEN
Háve been assured of this reward
And death for them is just
To a higher realm of wide
For life on earth is a transient affair,
Just a few brief years in which to
For a life that is free from pain and
Where time is not counted by hours
For death is only the method G
To colonize heaven with th' jouls of
Why by their apprenticeship on
Proved worthy to dwell in the land
of new birth.
So death is not sad—iťs a time for
A joyous transition...the souťs
Into a plače where the souPs SAFE
To live with God through
—Helen Steiner Rice
Lodge 47, Seaton
Dear Members and Friends:
Our last lodge meeting was called to
order by Lodge President Brother
Jerry Pechal Sunday, February 2, 1986
at 2 p.m.
Flagbearers Tracy Klusáček and
Heidi Schroeder led the piedge to the
flag. We remained standing for a
moment of silence for Brother Silas
Smith, SFM of SL. He shall be missed
by all because he was a friend to
everyone. May he rest in eternal peace
and sincere sympathy to Sister
Jeanetíe. Also, George Hubik, past
treasurer of the RVOS Home Office in
Temple, who had passed away that
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