Věstník (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 90, No. 15, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 10, 2002 Page: 3 of 16
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Wednesday, Apríl 10,2002—VESTNIK/3
SPJST Library, Archives and Museum
invites visitors to enjoy collections
Happy Spring Greetings from the
SPJST Museum! I hope it is indeed a
happy spring for you wherever you
are and that you háve not experienced
any tumultuous weather as some háve
around the statě. But in špite of ali
the things that can go wrong with the
weather at this time of year, spring is
still my favorite season.
To me, there are few things more
delightful in nátuře than waking up to
the happy sounds of birds chirping in
your trees, watching your garden and
yard come back to life, and of course,
having a soft, spring rain shower that
is due every now and then. Hopeful-
ly, this spring we will all experience
more of the pleasures that the season
can bring to us instead of its destruc-
The following donations were
received in the months of August,
September, and October, 2001: A bag
of down feathers ušed for making pil-
lows or peřina (feather beds) donated
by Betty Marek of Temple, Texas;
Vnímáni (Reflections), a paperback
book donated by Dean and Florence
Mikeska of Rogers, Texas; Czech
Bible published in 1912, 15 Czech
books, and four English books donat-
ed by Jerry and Dorothy Vítek of Bel-
ton, Texas; The Joseph And Martin
Provázek Family Tree book donated
by Helen Gertner of Moulton, Texas;
12 Czech books, 1 Atlas, 1
Czech/English dictionary, 37 "Bits
and Pieces" booklets, 25 “Cheer”
booklets; 2 “Good News” booklets, 1
“Disciplině, Democracy, and You”
booklet; Rotating lamp previously
housed in the Blue Room at Lodge
88, Houston; 14 Czech books pur-
chased in Czechoslovakia in 1920 by
Rudolph Polák, Sr. donated by his
wife, Alena Polák of Houston, Texas.
These 14 Czech books were donated
in July and were omitted from the last
museum report. My apologies.
From Points Near and Far
In the months of August, Septem-
ber, and October 223 visitors toured
the museum. This included the
at SPJST Arimiities.
are posted on page i.
For more Information,
talk to your local lodge
sales representative or call
Keenagers Senior Adults from Waco,
Texas, Meridian Retirement Commu-
nity of Temple, Texas, the Modern
Study Club of Harker Heights, Texas,
Troy Middle School students from
Troy, Texas; and Senior Adults of
First Baptist Church of Georgetown,
Texas. Also touring were visitors
from Arkansas, California, Florida,
Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, New Mex-
ico, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin, and
the Czech Republic.
The SPJST LAM Road Show
The “Traveling Mini-Museum”
was on display at the Kolache Festival
in Caldwell; Burleson County Center
for Slavic Heritage Day in Bryan;
Angelo State University in San Ange-
lo, and Lodge Number 47, Seaton for
Czech Heritage Day.
We enjoyed seeing many visitors
during Spring Break the past few
weeks. It was a pleasure seeing so
many families come and enjoy togeth-
er what our museum has to offer.
Some told us that they came for
leisure only but were leaving feeling
that they had had a reál educational
experience and would love to come
back. That is what we like to hear.
We welcome you and your family and
wish to serve you as best we can. We
look forward to seeing many of you
throughout the year.
directors to meet
Apríl 20 in Temple
The SPJST Library, Archives
and Museum directors hold their
quarterly meeting on Saturday,
April 20 at 8:30 a.m. at the SPJST
Home Office in Temple.
ín additon to the routine agenda
items, LAM directors will be
receiving a report from the Voelter
Architectural Group relating to the
refurbishing of the LAM’s Louis
and Oleta Hanuš Buiíding located
at the comer of North Third and
French Streets in Temple. Several
guest presentations are also antici-
For additional information
regarding this meeting or the
LAM, please contact LAM Presi-
dent Glenn Kaminsky at (979)
Alí group tours are booked thorughihe Office oflhe SPJST President ať
(800) 727-7578 and sbould be booked at íeasí íwo weeks in advance
of the desired dáte. All donations coilected support _
the SPJST Library, Archives and Museum
and its programs.
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
520 North Main Street • Temple, Texas j V^U||jL
For more information, '
piease call (800) 727-7578
Around the State
Malce plana to attend your
distrieťs spring meeting!
District One - Sunday, April 14 at Lodge 9, Snook
_ áfiS District Three - Sunday, April 28
■W a* Lodg* 135, Ennis
|D^ District Four - Sunday, April 14
at Lodge 49, Rowena
April 14 at
Lodge 9, Snook
Speciál Notice to
All District One Members:
This year’s District One Spring
Meeting will be held at Lodge 9,
Snook on Sunday, April 14, 2002.
Registration will start at 1:30 p.m.
and the meeting will start promptly at
We want good representation from
around District One at this very
important meeting. We will we con-
duct our normál business meeting
consisting of reports, 50- and 75-year
members and a youth program.
In addition, youth members will
compete in the first-ever Christmas
Card Design Contest. Contact your
local youth leader or District Youth
Counselor Susan Skrabanek for more
details. Youth members will also
háve the opportunity to participate in
youth games at city park.
After the meeting, Lodge 9 will
provide a light meal for all those in
attendance. Dooř prizes will also be
given away at the end of the meeting.
I strongly urge all members of Dis-
trict One to attend and especially all
of the local lodge officers. If you
háve any questions, please call me at
(979) 596-2606 after 7 p.m.
District One President
applauds youth for
What an exciting day the members
of District Two had on Sunday March
17. Members met at Lodge 80, Hol-
land for the annual spring meeting.
Our youth had a fun-filled afternoon.
It started with the Little Mister and
Little Miss SPJST Parade for young
members between the ages of three
Each of the seven young ladies
received a diamond tiara and a Miss
SPJST banner. One young gentleman
received a scepter and a Mr. SPJST
banner. Our District Two Duke
Samuel Vaniček and Duchess Heather
Hegar led the Little Mister and Miss
procession in front of the audience
and on to the stage.
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SPJST a prime contributor
in Floresvilie playground project
The MOMS Club of Wilson Coun-
ty recently extended its appreciation
to the SPJST and SPJST Lodge 107,
Floresvilie for monetary donations to
help construct the Pecan Park Play-
ground in Floresvilie, Texas. SPJST
was the projecťs top donor.
A dedication ceremony for the
playground which attracted county
officials, area civic leaders — and, of
course — youngsters, was held on
“This playground could not háve
been bulit without your help,” said
MOMs Club President Susan E.
Smylie, who coordinated the commu-
nity development project.
Plans are to expand the current
playground to include a toddler
playscape, providing younger children
ages two through five to háve their
own safe, fun plače to play, Smylie
Pecan Park Playgroun
Chairman and Dis-
trict Seven Director
Bob Bayer, back
and center, joins
Pecan Park Piay-
coordinator is at
top ieft. Cutting
the ribbon is
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Vanicek, Brian. Věstník (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 90, No. 15, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 10, 2002, newspaper, April 10, 2002; Temple, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth632660/m1/3/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas.