VP Trish: Fall Season Fun

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When I was younger, I hated fall. I realized that the colors were beautiful, but that is because everything is dying. Now, I appreciate every single day! I have always enjoyed decorating for everything but now, I have my little helper. Look at the fabulous job Ryanna did in our front yard (photos below)! John did okay too with the inflatables.

Fall brings lots of fun – football, school, Halloween, visits to farms for pumpkin picking and hayrides, Thanksgiving, baking, cooler temperatures (just to name a few). More blessings!

It also is time for the Nests to receive forms from the National Office regarding their Nest. This information is very important for our tax-exempt status. This year, the forms will be handled electronically. The Nest President will receive an email and a link for you to submit the forms. Hopefully, this will slim line the process and encourage more Nests to participate.

The dues rosters will be going out (via the US postal service) to all the Nests before Halloween. If the National Office does not collect your dues, hold on to the roster. This will provide standing status for all your Members. If the National Office does collect, keep one roster for the Nest and return the other one with the forms needed so that the billing is done correctly.

Hope you get visits from lots of little ghosts and goblins! We don’t get any visitors, so John and I will be attending the Buffalo Bills football game that day with the folks from Nest 610.

Czolem!

New Member Referral Program Extended!

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How it works:

Complete the card here and mail to: Polish Falcons of America, Attn. Referral, 1016 Greentree Rd., Suite 201, Pittsburgh, PA 15220 or email to info@polishfalcons.org with subj. Referral.

If the referred individual joins PFA as a Benefit Member with a permanent life insurance policy or annuity, you receive $25. Referrals will be paid on a monthly basis.

If the referred individual joins PFA as a Fraternal Benefit Member or with a Juvenile Term policy, you receive $5. Referrals resulting in a Fraternal Benefit Membership or Juvenile Term policy are not eligible for drawings mentioned below.

All PFA Members who submit a referral card that results in a new Benefit Membership will be entered into drawings for a cash prize! AND, every successful Benefit Membership referral counts as an additional entry!

Drawing: January 3, 2022 ($250 prize!)

Program ends December 31, 2021.

Virtual 1-Mile Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Polish Falcons of America is sponsoring a Virtual 1-Mile Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. We are asking for at least a $10 donation at registration. All registration donations will be sent to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. Get your group together, get out, and walk for a cause! Wear pink and support Breast Cancer Awareness. Remember: With HOPE all things are possible! We can help to find the cure. Click here for additional details and registration.

Druhna Chris: Zlot Memories & Volleyball!

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Remember the 2018 Zlot at Orchard Lake in Michigan??? Remember how much fun it was?!? Just look at the photos! Remember your Falcon friends? Now is your chance to reunite! Join us at the National Youth/Adult Volleyball Tournament over the weekend of November 5 – 7, 2021 in La Porte, Ind. All of the details and registration information can be found HERE. Early registration closes on October 4, 2021. You can save $5 per participant before then. So, come on out and enjoy our first Falcon Youth Event since the pandemic! Bring your friends; they don’t have to be Members. Be sure to read all of the information about registration and complete the Insurance Waiver for COVID precautions. Let me know if you have any questions. See you in November!

Druhna Chris: History of Volleyball

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With the PFA Youth/Adult Volleyball Tournament on the horizon, I wanted to share some interesting information that I have found about volleyball and its origins…

A man named William G. Morgan invented the game in 1895 in Holyoke, Mass. This happened at around the same time James Naismith invented the sport of basketball. Morgan wanted to find a sport that was less violent and intense than basketball. So originally, he called it “Mintonette.”

His first attempt at the sport was to think about tennis, but he raised the net to just above the head of an average man. Then, he had to find the correct type of ball to use. He had the Spalding company make a leather-covered ball with a rubber inner tube. He and two of his friends drew up the first 10 rules of the game.

Morgan arranged to make a presentation of the game to the YMCA Directors of Physical Education and the International Committee of YMCA’s. He proposed that the object of the game was to keep the ball in movement over a high net from one side to the other. At this time, one of the directors suggested that the name be changed to “Volley Ball.” The only other change to the name was to make it one word – VOLLEYBALL!

A handwritten copy of the rules was presented to the YMCA Directors, and a committee was appointed to study and produce suggestions to promote the game. These rules were included in the 1897 edition of the 1st Official Handbook of the North American YMCA Athletic League.

In 1916, the YMCA convinced the NCAA to publish the Volleyball rules and a series of articles the contributed to the growth of the sport in college.

In 1918, the rules were amended to limit the number of players to 6, and in 1922 they were amended to set the number of hits per side to 3, which is how the game is played today.

Volleyball, according to the Olympic Program Commission, is the most widely played sport in the world. It has over 900 million fans and more professional leagues than any other sport.

I hope you will jump on the band wagon and join us for the Youth/Adult Volleyball Tournament in La Porte, Ind. the weekend of November 5-7, 2021. All the information you need can be found by clicking here. The Early Registration Deadline is October 4, 2021. You can save $5 per participant if you register early. Remember that you do not need a full team, as we can always put you on a team. So, gather your friends, Members or not, and join us for the fun!

Announcing PFA’s New Term Life Insurance Plan!

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PFA’s new Term Life Insurance Plan is the perfect choice for young individuals and families looking to plan for tomorrow, today. PFA Term Life can provide a substantial lump sum benefit in the event of a tragic loss helping loved ones pay off a mortgage, credit cards, student loans, and cover funeral expenses.

If you have dependents, then life insurance is a must for everyone in the family. For a low price with our Plan’s optional child rider, insured individuals can add children to their policy without an additional application!

AND, it’s cheaper than you might think. Young individuals in good health can often purchase Term Life Insurance for less than $20 per month!*

Learn more about PFA’s new Term Life Insurance Plan by calling John Denning at 800-535-2071 or by emailing jdenning@polishfalcons.org.

*10-year, $100,000 term life policy, non-smoker, age 40 and under. For illustration purposes only. Conditions apply. Not available in the state of New York. Contact us for available options.

VP Trish: Nest 610

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Congratulations to the Officers and Members of Nest 610 on a fabulous golf tournament! Members were so pleased to reconnect, but Nest 610 made the 52nd National Golf Tournament so much better! Those who worked (volunteered) were pleasant, energetic and helpful!

As I have mentioned, working with Bob Sulecki, Greg Wieser, Jim McCall and other Nest 610 Members was wonderful. Greg and I were working together to pave the way for future tournaments, as this was my first as the National Golf Commissioner. I have my opinion as to how this position should involve working with the Host Nest and handling some of the work (mainly the actual golf).

Tiarra McGinnis (Communications Assistant) and I worked together to create a Certificate of Appreciation for me to present to Greg and Bob. It was a simple piece of paper (although nicely framed!) that merely said thank you! We acknowledge and value all that you and Nest 610 did to orchestrate such a fabulous event! Thank you for Fun, Fraternalism and Camaraderie!

At the completion of the Awards Presentation on Friday evening, President Kuzma helped me present this award. He mentioned that collectively the Executive Committee, along with the Board of Directors has had some trepidation regarding the success and future of our Nests (especially those with buildings). Nest 610 has not only survived but thrived during the pandemic. They continued to operate (on a limited basis) but also made considerable improvements to their Nest building. Our President thanked and congratulated the Members but especially Nest President, Bob Sulecki, as he was the lead during this time. Hats off for a job well done!

The Nests and Members are the major component in the Polish Falcons! Without you, we would not exist.

Czolem!

VP Trish: National Golf Results

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Below, a list of all the scores is available along with a list of all the winners in all eight categories for Thursday. The results and list of scores for Friday are also available, but there are only four categories for the Doubles Scrambles.

You are all winners in my mind as you were gracious with the rain and award delays. You were very generous with the charities, especially with the request for backpacks. You were very supportive and appreciative of the hard work by the Officers and Members of Nest 610!

It was wonderful to see all of you in person and I am looking forward to enjoying more National events. See you in La Porte, Indiana in November for the National Volleyball Tournament (youth and adult) and then in St. Louis, Missouri in April for the National Bowling Tournament.

Enjoy the remainder of the summer!

Czolem!