Věstník (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 11, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 18, 1981 Page: 7 of 16
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Wednesday, March 18,1981 — VĚSŤNÍK/7
Ladies of the B&L Catering (professional Service) are pietured who catered
the delicious meal at the 71st Anniversary of Lodge No. 84 in Dallas. (All
photos by Sister Rose Scott).
of 5 percent up front. He stated that
he was glad that delegates voted for
Automation at Supreme Lodge, this
is an essential item needed as there
are approximately 60,000 members
of the Society. Brother Gebala con-
gratulated the first lady on the
board, a very gracious lady, Sister
Thelma Hrncir; everyone should
help her in her new office. Brothers
Silas Smith and Gene McBride,
State Field Managers, are doing an
excellent Job; Brother Jerry Mikuláš
will be in charge of the data
Processing. Brother Gebala stated
that the moving of the museum into
the basement is two months ahead
of time and by January 1, 1981, the
museum will be three times as large;
thanks to Brother Otto Hanuš.
Questions were asked of the vice
president about the data processing.
Brother Emil Matula, explained to
the membership the construction of
the Věstník which will be in tabloid
form, beginning January 1, 1981.
The amount of pages will be 18
(same amount as the 32 now); same
front page and centerfold will be
ušed for reports, one page will be
allowed for advertisements and 50
issues will be published per year.
Under old business, a position of
assistant District VII young
counselor was not filled at the
spring meeting. Sister Políy Bayer
was nominated and elected by accla-
mation. Flagbearer also was needed.
Nomination made by Sister Monta
Foster made a motion that Cynthia
Tepera be elected as flagbearer.
Seconded by Sister Adela Sijansky
that she be elected by acclamation.
Sister Cynthia Tepera was elected.
Nominating Committee appointed
are: Brothers Dominie Netek and
Frank Veselka; the third committee
member will be appointed at the
A letter was read from SL
President Nick A. Morris. It was a
response to an inquiry made by
Sister Helen Pavelka, about a
person holding two district positions
simultaneously; námely, District
Youth Counselor and District Repre-
sentative on the By-Law Committee;
a consultation with the legal adviser,
Brother Reuben Lesikar found there
is nothing in the Supreme Lodge By-
Lodge No. 117, Robstown bid for
the Spring meeting. Motion made by
Brother Emil Matula, and seconded
by Brother Monta Foster that the
meeting be hosted by Lodge No. 117.
Motion approved. Dáte to be
Roli call of lodges represented at
District VII meeting were: Corpus
Christi Lodge No. 79; Rozkvet
Zapadu, Floresville Lodge No. 107;
Robstown No. 117; San Antonio
Lodge No. 133; Taft Lodge No. 137;
and La Parita Lodge No. 161.
Sister Thelma Hrncir, District VII
director, at this time mentioned that
KSIX Polka Party on every
Saturday morning is the most
admirable station in the area. She
reported that the finál printing of
the By-laws will be by January 1,
1981. Brother Frank Veselka is now
serving on the By-law Committee;
thanks were given to all delegates
for their support.
The meeting adjourned at 3:30
District VII Secretary
Highlights of West Members Attending 71st Anniversary
Lodge No. 54 at Dallas Lodge No. 84
A fair group of members
assem&led at the lodge to attend the
March 8 quarterly meeting, which
was convened by President Ernest
Zahirniak. Proceedings were trans-
acted with the usual standard
proceduře, which included reading
of the minutes, officers’ reports,
correspondence and announce-
Items oř interest pertained to the
repair work performed in our
refreshment area by one of the local
business associates, plus other brief
comments on lodge affairs.
Vice President Ted Kocian
presented a favorable lodge/in-
surance report on Financial/Secre-
tary and Treasurer Bob Wrighťs
behalf, who was unable to attend,
due to an out-of-town commitment.
Brother Zahirniak read a list of
new policyholders for Lodge No. 54;
námely, Ryan Volcik Ráchel Podsed-
nik, Robyn Podsednik and Shirley
Pustejovsky. Additional insurance
eoverage was issued to Jackie
Bartoň, Mike Malér and Sharon
Malér, and transferees from Elk
Lodge No. 35 included: Ernest W.
Nors, Jo Ann Nors and Deborah J.
Nors. We appreciate each of you
selecting our lodge for membership
and we also wish to extend our ap-
preciation to the sales representa-
tives who made these transitions
President Zahirniak announced
that Brother F. W. Nesrsta of our
lodge is a 50-year membership pin
recipient and he will be honored at
our fortheoming quarterly meeting.
Youth Leader Mona Zahirniak in
formed the members about the
past/present club activities and that
attendance sometimes cbnflictš with
their school functions.
A letter was then discussed eon-
cerning “unrelated lodge activities”
and the president and secretary
both elaborated on the clarifieation
of its contents; since there were no
questions asked on the matter, our
chairman proceeded to the next item
of business which included distri-
bution of Prémium Refund checks.
Marcela Thalova of Czechoslo-
vakia was then introduced to the
members; she is the bride-to-be of
Brother Jan Vaculík, our Czech
lodge reportér. On behalf of Lodge
No. 54, we extend our best wishes to
both of them.
Our sympathies are expressed to
the families of Brothers Alfonse
Cocek and Henry Skerik, who
passed away since the previous
quarterly meeting; may they rest in
Sister Lillie Mynar won the dooř
The meeting adjourned at 3:40
p.m., and all enjoyed a fellowship
FRATERNALISM IS A FAMILY
Pietured, L to R are: Sister Justine Pokladník, Brother Novák, Brother
Kopecký and guest speaker, Brother David McAtee.
Guest Speaker rsrotner u. McAtte
(right) and Lodge No. 84 President Joe „ ,
Ondrusek. Brother of the Year award last
yeaťs winner, Brother Ondrusek (left)
No. 117 to Host
District VII Meeting
The Robstown SPJST Lodge No.
m jjiWMM 117 will be the host for the SPJST
Wm flKi District VII Spring meeting at the
Robstown Community Halí Sunday,
March 29,1981 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be available
before and after the meeting.
Diiring the meeting 50-year
membership pins will be presented
to: Sister Betty Juřica and Brother
Louis Rychetský of Robstown Lodge
After the meeting a reception will
be held in honor of the outgoing
Youth Leader Thelma Hrncir. All
past and present youth club
members are invited. Mrs. Hrncir
was elected to be the new District
A dance will be open to the public
from 6 to 10 p.m.
“Sister of the Year” award last yeaťs
winner Sister Cheri Petr (left)
prepares to present Sister Lillie
Jarma (this yeaťs winner) a congratu-
jj Pokladník ar-
g rives early to
K anniversary din-
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Sefcik, R. J. Věstník (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 69, No. 11, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 18, 1981, newspaper, March 18, 1981; Temple, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth632475/m1/7/: accessed April 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas.