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Michael J. Horvath From the desk of the Supreme Secretary
by Scott T. Pogorelec, F.I.C.

I would first like to take this opportunity to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas. Remembering the true meaning and significance of Christmas is sometimes overlooked amid all that is going on in our lives during this busy time. We need to remind ourselves that Christmas is about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and not just another day off or a holiday. This special time allows us the opportunity to enjoy the excitement and emotion of the holiday season, especially through the eyes of our little ones.

I would first like to recognize and congratulate our 2023 Fraternalist of the Year from Group 5 and Assembly 180, Agnes Evanko. Sister Agnes has been and continues to be extremely active at all levels of our organization. There is a beautiful writeup in this edition of the Falcon and as you can see, Sister Agnes is so very deserving of this award. Congratulations again, Agnes, and we look forward to celebrating you!

As the year 2023 comes to an end, I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to all our members for making this year another successful one. I would especially like to thank our Supreme President, Michael J. Horvath, our Board of Directors, and our Supreme Officers for all your efforts and hard work in promoting our wonderful organization. I would also like to thank our Group Officers, Assembly Officers, and Wreath Officers for your dedication to our Society. Your efforts throughout the year allow us to thrive as the Slovak Catholic Sokol. A fraternal benefit society like ours is really an extension of our own family. It is what our founders had in mind in 1905 and it is what our organization has become. I ask you to continue those efforts and look for ways to increase membership and participation. You have been and will always be our best promoters. We not only provide outstanding financial security with our insurance and annuity products, but we also offer so many fraternal benefits geared to our members. It is who we are, a family.

This time of the year also gives us a chance to reflect on the past year and look forward to the New Year ahead. I urge all our members to evaluate your personal life insurance needs, as well as the needs of your family. You can help strengthen our organization while also protecting your family and friends. Membership in the Slovak Catholic Sokol is a wonderful gift for a child or grandchild. Allowing them to be part of another strong “Family” is truly an enduring gift.

In conclusion, I would like to formally thank the people that make the Slovak Catholic Sokol engine go. The Home Office Staff work tirelessly for our Society and rarely get the recognition they deserve. Thank you for all your hard work and Merry Christmas to you and your Families.

On behalf of my beautiful wife, Maggie, our sons, Reid and Cole, my entire family, the Board of Directors, and our Home Office, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Peace be with you and Zdar Boh!

Stay safe, stay strong,

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