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cM me Mitzie Knaflic, Pres. r. Philip Vukelich F. By V. I. Mandich U. Mary Depcrymski Michael Mijatovich Michael Baich, Sec'y. Kaye Bolk \n\n Cowing Events St. Louis, Mo. Nat'l Pin Tourney May 15-18, 1938 six PAGES Milwaukee-West Allis Mothers Club Organizing Jr. Tamburitza Orchestra Charles Elias, Renowned In Field, Will Serve As Instructor Once Plans Materialize MILWAUKEE The CFU Mothers Club of Milwaukee and West Allis has sent out letters to Lodges 255, 261, 807, 391, 392 and 731, asking them to donate towards the purchase of tamburitza in struments. We are taking it upon our selves to organize a CFU Jun ior Tamburitza Group. This Turn to page 8 for Editorial, "St«p Forward." •tep was discussed for a long time, but nothing ever ma terialized. Instructions will be given by bro. Charles Elias, who Is widely known in this field. We know that this will be some distance for him to travel and greatly Benwood Club Members Plan March 1st Dance BENWOOD, W. Va. The Croatian Cultural Club will Sponsor a Dance on Saturday, Jtfarch 1, at the Croatian Home, Eoff St. The frolic will get under way at 8:30 p.m. and continue until Music for your dancing and listening pleasure will be provided by the popular Balkan Serenaderg Tambu ritza Orchestra of East Pittsburgh, Pa. We are inviting all mem bers and friends of Benwood and the neighboring commu nities to come and treat them selves to an evening of good entertainment. Los Angeles Choir Is Sharing Spring Agenda LOS ANGELES The Croatian Chorus "Slavulj" wishes to announce that a special Mother's Day Dinner Dance will be held on May 11, 1958, at 4:00 p.m., in the Polish Hall, Crenshaw, Los Angeles. Toni Group's Executive Secretary Has Been Editor of Croatian Section Since 1943 PITTSBURGH, Pa. The, United Western Pennsylvania Lodges of the Croatian Fra jjgernal Union will tender a ^Testimonial Dinner May 25, 1958, in honor of Philip Vu kelich, for years Executive Secretary of the sponsoring group and since 1943 the Edi tor of the Croatian Section of the Zajedničar. The fete will be held at the United Lodges' Cro atian Center, off Babcock Blvd., Millvale, and start at 1 p. m. with the serving of a home cooked repast. While plans for the gather ing are not as yet complete, arrangements have already flfeen made for background jjausic during the dinner hour by the Balkan Serenaders, 'Speeches by several prom inent dignitaries, and a pro gram of varied entertainment. Tickets for this Testimonial Dinner will soon be available appreciate his interest. If you have a youngster or grandchild who wishes to join the group, let us know. Also, if you have a tamburitza a round the house, regardless of condition, let us know. Maybe it can be put to use. A small fee will be charged for the lessons, for which you will be more than rewarded when you hear your young sters singing and playing our Croatian folksongs. It will take time and pa tience to start the ball rolling, but with the help of lodges and individuals, this under taking will certainly be a suc cess. We know that the lodges will not turn us down on such a worthy project. Fontana Leaders Eye Record Breaking Year FONTANA, Cal. Lodge 959 of the Croatian Fraternal Union held its installation of officers on Thursday, Janu ary 16, at the Slovene Hall. Officers elected for the year, 1958, are as follows: Pres. Mr. Martin Karava nic, Ontario Vice-Pres. Nick Larko, Fontana Sec'y. Ma i o n W e i a n o n a n a Treas. George Rakich, Fon tana Sick Ben. Steve Malek, Fontana Rec. Sec'y- Marcia F. Rakich, Fontana and Nest Mgr. Marion Weiland. Dr. Daniel Ticinovich will re main as lodge physician. Meetings will be held the third Thursday of each month, in the Slovene Hall, at 7:00 p.m. In case of ill ness members should con tact Mr. Steve Malek of 8968 Chantny St., Fontana. We wish to announce at this time that a Dance will be held on Saturday, February 22, from 7:00 p.m. until Our members and friends are all invited to attend. United West Penn Lodges Will Fete Committee Secretary Philip Vukelich from the officers of all units a i i a e w i e U n i e Western Pennsylvania Lodges of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Still other details will be published on these pages in due time. Editorial Staff Hie Society's Status Quo Across The Birder PITTSBURGH In last week's issue of the Zajedni čar, I wrote on the subject of a n n u a s a e e n s w i must be filed with every state I of the Union and province of I Canada in which the Croatian I Fraternal Union is licensed to I operate. These reports show that the Society is forging firmly ahead in all branches of its business. Our total membership advanced by 860 in the past year after replacement of all normal losses by death, w i a w a s u s e n s i o n cash surrender, certificate maturity, etc. We noted that the adult membership showed a loss at year-end of 336 members, but the Junior Order recorded an increase in membership of 1,196 members. The greatest loss in the Senior Order was by death. Last year 1,052 of our mem bers passed away. Those who were suspended and had no reserve numbered 317, of which number only 56 were reinstated. The remain ing 261 were dropped from our ranks. There were 72 vol u n a y w i a w a s a s surrenders totaled 625 mem bers. The number of members whose reserve expired during the year was 290. Figures Tell Story Last week, I reported to our membership that we had 408 members in 1957 whose 20-Year Endowment certifi cates, aggregating $349,000 in life insurance, matured. Of these 408 members, one fourth elected to take pay ment of the face value of their certificates, while 306 members took advantage of Southern Cal Leaders To Map Junior Agenda During March 2nd Meet LOS ANGELES All of ficers, nest managers and in terested members of the Southern California C. Official Organ Croatian Fraternal Union of America WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19,1958 New Junior Tamburitza Orchestra On Horizon Canada A Fraternal Bastion Supreme President other options available to them, namely, purchased Paid-Up insurance for the en tire amount of their endow ments, or payment in cash of the partial value of their en dowments, and the issuing of a fully paid-up certificate for the original amount of insur ance. These annual reports which are filed with the In surance Departments of the various states in which we do business show not only the standing of our funds and total assets at the end of the year, but also show the receipts and disburse ments for each state sepa rately. Every state wishes to know the total amount of insurance which its citizens carry in the o a i a n a e n a U n i o n how much they pay for life insurance, the amounts con tributed into the Sick or Dis ability Fund, the Relief Fund, etc. The Insurance Departments also want to know, and our annual statements must accu rately show, the total amount of death benefits paid for de- EVERY MEMBER GET A MEMBER Lodges are invited to attend a special meeting to discuss ways and means of creating and stimulating activities to interest and involve our jun ior members. The meeting will be held on Sunday, March 2, at 2 p.m., at the Sons of Her man Hall on North Maine and 25th Streets. You will find the meeting inspiring for the future of the lodges in Southern California, so please make it a point to attend. Whatever you do, don't miss this important meeting on March 2. Anne McTeraan, Pub. Among those listed as being interested in visiting Yugoslavia in 1960 is bro. Michael Mijatovich, Secre tary of "Canucks" Lodge 975, Toronto, Ont., Canada. We made the acquaintance of this avid Fraternalist years ago and know of his deep admiration for the Cro atian Fraternal Union an admiration which goes far beyond any Grand Prize A ward it may offer in conjunc tion with its Campaigns. Now we are looking for ward to even greater accomp lishments on his part as he Home Office Issues First Family Plan Certificate ceased members in each state, payments in sick benefits, dis ability benefits, and so on. The Canadian Angle Our members can see from the monthly reports of the Supreme Secretary that we pay regularly a rental for the use of I.B.M. machines which are in use almost daily in the secretarial department for the compilation of statistics needed in our annual state ments to the various states. During 1957, a total of $4,722.28 was paid for the use of this machinery. If we did not use these machines for our statistics throughout the year, we would have to hire three times the number of our present employes to do the work. In the United States, ev ery state has its own In surance Department, but the Federal Government at (Society's P. 10) Republic Members In Salute To Tom Simrak REPUBLIC, Pa. The members of CFU Lodge 528 were sorry to see bro. Tom Simrak give up his post as lodge president after serving faithfully for 10 years. This position has been taken over by Evan Ko vach, a younger man, who will, if given a chance, work hard and in accordance with the by-laws. We extend our best wishes to bro. Simrak, for we know he will continue to help when needed. The best of luck is also wished bro. Kovach. As Fellow "Canucks" Await Anniversary Dance PITTSBURGH We made a "spot announcement" here recently regarding the identi ty of a number of American and Canadian recruiters inter ested in the Society's Mem e s i a a i n a n Prize Award of either a trip to Yugoslavia or a Caribbean cruise. Michael Mijatovich Gunning For 1960 Trip To Yugoslavia By Stephen F. Brkich English Editor sets out to amass whatever Points will eventually be re quired to win the Campaign Grand Prize Award Of a trip to Yugoslavia. Lodge 5 Salutes Mary J. Mafeljan Newcomer Starred With Nest Champs JOHNSTOWN, Pa. CFU Lodge 5 is happy and proud to accept into its senior ranks Mary Jane Mateljan. A transferee from Nest 4, she is the daughter of long I. Mary Jane Mateljan 'time members of our lodge, i Joseph and Mary Mateljan, and the granddaughter of our i 50-year members Andro and Barbara Mateljan. Mary Jane was born in Johnstown, where she at tended St. Rochus Croatian Parochial School and Gar field Junior High. She gra duated from Johnstown Senior High in June, 1957. Her hobbies include basket ball, fishing and bowling. She was a member of the Nest 4 bowling team which won the team championship title at 7 CFU Tournaments, and won the 1957 doubles champion ship. At present she is employed at the Bestform Dress Com pany. A quiet, unassuming man, bro. Mijatovich is "all busi ness" during his search for new members in and around Toronto. In fact, he was one of the stars of the Croatian Frater nal Union's surprisingly suc e s s ul 1957 Membership Campaign, a drive which net ted the Society 5,696 new a dult and juvenile affiliates and enriched its insurance in force by $1,638,235.00, the latter after deduction of all losses for the year. To get to the point, bro. Mijatovich emerged as the No. 2 man in the Society's 1957 Canadian Membership Campaign picture with a grand total of 425 Points to his credit. Nipping him at the wire for e a n a i a n a a i n championship in 1957 was (Canucks Prime P. 11) .. Boris J. Mandich .. For Him, FP 0-2884 Cynthia, 3, Dorothea, 4, and John Gregory, 7, for $1,000 each until they reach the age of 25 years. But bro. Mandich will not have to make six separate dues payments monthly for the coverage contained in his Family Plan Certificate. As the Payor, he. and he alone, will make but one pay ment per month. Insured For $10,000 Prior to the announcement Established 1929 ENGLISH SECTION Boris J. Mandich Pens CFU History Son of Supreme President, Wife, 4 Youngsters Now Covered Under One Certificate of Insurance By Stephen F. Brkich, Co-Vice Chairman 1958-1959 Campaign Committee PITTSBURGH Boris J. Mandich, youngest son of Supreme President and Mrs. V. I. Mandich, is the possessor of the first Family Plan Certificate ever issued by the Home Office of the Croatian Fraternal Union. Dated Feb. 14, 1958, his 30th birthday, and bearing the number 0-2884, bro. Mandich's historic Certificate is the so-called "single unit" $5,000 at Age 85 Endowment, under which he and everyf member of his family may rest protection assured for a good many years to come. Specifically, his Certifi cate has him protected for $5,000 his wife, Helen, for $1,000 and their four y o u n s e s A n e w 1 -i jV ttl* PAGE SEVEN in recent weeks that the Croa tian Fraternal Union was en tering the Family Plan field of protection, bro. Mandich was insured for $10,000 with the Society. He was insured for $1,000 o n 2 0- Y e a E n o w e n $4,000 on 20-Pay Life, and $5,000 on Endowment at Age 85. He then made a decision: To apply for a conversion of his regular $5,000 Endow ment at Age 85 to that of the "single unit" Family Plan at Age 85 Endowment. Prior to arriving at his decision, bro. Mandieh was (B. J. Mandich P. 9) Toronto Canucks Set Date For Celebration TORONTO, Ont. "Ca nucks" CFU Lodge 975 will hold their 7th Anniversary Dance on Saturday, March 1, 1958, at the Croatian Hall, 1650 Dupont St. The well known Balca naire Orchestra will play for the listening and danc ing pleasure of all our members and guests. There will be food, prizes, and plenty of refreshments. All our members and friends are warmly invited to come help us cclebrate our birthday. Tom Goyack Succeeds Gilbert Zafran As Head of South California Committee Treasurer and Secretary Reelected As Group Looks Forward To Year of Action LOS ANGELES The Southern California C. F. U. Central Committee held its first meeting since the elec tion of new representatives from the lodge? of Southern California. It was a very fruitful meet ing, full of enthusiasm for the new activities that are being planned to bring the juniors closer to our lodge activities. The following officers were elected to serve for the year 1958: Thomas Goyack to suc ceed bro. Gilbert Zafran, who was forced to step down over the unanimous will of the delegates be cause his work mil not per mit him to attend every meeting. However, he agreed to ac cept the office of Vice Pres ident. Re-elected a s Treasurer and Secretary, respectively, were Agnes Daniels and Toni Middleton. Bro. Kirin and Anne Perpich McTernan were elected as Croatian and -Eng lish Publicity Directors. Anne McTernan, Pub.