Věstník (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 71, No. 44, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 16, 1983 Page: 4 of 16
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4/VĚSTNÍK—Wednesday, November 16,1983
Bro. Joe Barabas, Jr
the agenda starts with a generál
business meeting . . . then section
meetings eovering FIC Section,
Fraternal Affairs Section, Youth
Section and Youth Program, and
then Sunday, a Memoriál Service
and a finál brief business meeting.
In our Congress the Youth háve
always been sponsored and
encouraged. We know that the
future of Fraternalism depends
upon interested youth, and anything
we can do to encourage that interest
is given priority.
The youth paríicipate in the
Youth Section of the Congress
either as a panel member oř as a
speaker. Their topič is generally
why they are interested in their
Society and what it means to them
to belong to a Fraternal Society.
After the Youth Section business
meeting, a Youth Program is
presented to the Congress and
In the Youth Programs we háve as
many as 75 youth participating.
Their ages range from 8 to 21; both
boys and girls participate and the
program lasts for about one and one-
Each Society chooses and selects
the youth to participate and each
Society pays the expenses of their
The youth are very appreciative
of their part in the Congress.
Although the formát is basically
the same year after year, the
participants largely change year by
year so there is not a lessening of
There are numerous other
reasons for the youth to be an
important part of the Congress;
among those reasons are it:
1. Provides an enjoyable program
for a session of the State Congress.
2. Creates a happy time of
fellowship between performers,
parents, delegates and visitors.
3. Helps bridge “generation gap”
between youth and the more mature
4. Provides a showcase for
exceptional talent which could lend
encouragement for further
5. Lets youth feel they are
providing a Service to the State
Congress, which is always character-
6. Publicizes the State Fraternal
Congress throughout the circle of
family, friends, school, etc., of the
youth participants which helps
others know of the Congress. This
could lead to further interest and
7. Provides a speciál honor to a
youth who is chosen to represent
his/her Society which generates
some competition between the
youth of that Society.
8. Thus helping make them true
fraternalists and future leaders.
In closing, let me say..... I am glad
to be part of a Congress that
encourages our youth in character-
building activities and emphasizes
— SPJST —
Toward the end of the Congress
Sunday morning, the usual Certificate
of Appreciation from the TFC was
presented to Bro. Pokladník by TFC
Secretary-Treasurer Walt Mueller, Jr.
‘Be Proud Of It.1
presenting a plaque to lifetíme Honor-
áry President Joe Barabas, Jr.
Holland Lodge 80 celebrated
20th anniversay of the present lodge
building, October 23rd. At that
occasion, the offieers and all the
members of Lodge 80 surprised and
presented Brother Joe Barabas, Jr.
with a beautiful plaque for his many,
many years of Service and loyalty to
the lodge and this also goes to his
sweet wife, Mary, for all her
There are many more
and also non-members who háve
attributed to the success of our
lodge, but there seems to be, in
every čase, someone who has to také
the LEAD and Brother Joe Barabas,
Jr. just fits this position.
From us to you, Brother Joe and
Sister Mary Barabas, the entire
Lodge 80 and the whole community:
“We wish to say May God Bless You
and reward you with many, many
more years of Happy Life!
D. I. Bohac,
The principál speaker at the Friday night banquet of the TFC was Věstník
publisher and president of Gresham’s lne., Larry Ingram. The subject of his
presentation was “The View From The Ivory Tower” which was a humorous
and still serious treatment of the editing and publishing business. He was
introduced by TFC President Sid Pokladník, and seated to his right is Sis.
Justine Pokladník. (All TFC Photos by Tom Farley of the Sons of Hermann,
October 23, 1983, the members of Lodge 80, Holland proudly celebrated their
20th Anniversary of their present lodge halí.
Honoree and his spouse with Lodge 80 Offieers. L to R:
Jr., Sister Joe Barabas, Financial Secretary Glenda Liles, President D. I. Bohac
and Vice President Terry Bartrand. (Treasurer Glen Laťham was unable to
attend the celebration.)
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Sefcik, R. J. Věstník (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 71, No. 44, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 16, 1983, newspaper, November 16, 1983; Temple, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth632452/m1/4/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas.