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Scott T. Pogorelec

From the desk of the Supreme Secretary


by Scott T. Pogorelec, F.I.C.

As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you. – Isaiah 66:13

Greetings from the Home Office! I am sure that most of us would agree that May is one of the most beautiful months of the year. The weather is finally turning the corner and the beautiful colors are finally sprouting up. I know that it is sometimes hard given the current times we are living in, but I urge all our members to get outside and enjoy the spring and all that it has to offer.

Here at the Home Office, we are still in the middle of our Business Continuity Plan as it pertains to the pandemic. We have seen an uptick of cases in Northern New Jersey, even though the vaccination numbers are going up. The good news is our staff has done a tremendous job during these unorthodox times. They have dealt with closures, testing, and many more challenges along the way. As I have said before, I am so proud of our Home Office Staff and our Director of Sales, Albert J. Suess, for their hard work and determination throughout this difficult time. We are all hoping that at some point this year, we will be able to get back to “normal”.

The month of May not only has the start of beautiful weather, but it is also a wonderful month because we get to celebrate some wonderful individuals. I am, of course, talking about all our Sokol Mothers! On Sunday, May 9th, we get an opportunity to make these heroes feel special. Anna Jarvis is recognized as the Founder of Mother’s Day in the United States. She developed the inspiration of celebrating Mother’s Day from her own mother, Mrs. Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis, in her childhood. As an activist and social worker, the elder Mrs. Jarvis used to express her desire that we should honor all mothers and pay tribute to the contributions made by them. Following her mother’s death, Anna wrote letters to people in positions of power lobbying for the official declaration of Mother’s Day. The hard work paid off and on May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. I would like to wish all our Sokol Mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day! And I would especially like to wish my Mother, Annie, and my wife, Maggie, a Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for all you do! I remind everyone, once again, that celebrating our beautiful Mothers should not only be a one-day event, but an everyday occurrence.

This month also brings about various celebrations such as First Holy Communions, Confirmations, and Graduations. I know that these celebrations may be a little different this year as we are navigating through this pandemic, but what better gift to give to your child or grandchild than a Slovak Catholic Sokol Life Insurance Policy. And with our DRIVE TO 50 CAMPAIGN currently going on, there is no better time than now. You can not only offer this amazing benefit to your loved ones, but also help your Group offset various costs that directly help your child or grandchild. If you have any questions regarding the DRIVE TO 50 CAMPAIGN or our array of life and annuity products, please contact our Director of Sales and Marketing, Albert J. Suess, Jr., F.I.C. at (412) 381- 5431 or give me a call at the Home Office at (800) 886-7656, and we would be glad to assist you.

Until next time, have a wonderful month and once again, Happy Mother’s Day to all our Sokol Moms!

Stay Safe, Stay Strong, and STAY POSITIVE!

Zdar Boh!


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