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VP Trish: Nest 610

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

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!

VP Trish: 2021 National Golf Hole Sponsors

The following Nests, Districts, Directors and Officers sponsored a sign at the National Golf Tournament. As you know (or maybe you don’t), the entry fee does not cover all of the expenses. Your support is greatly appreciated. Pretty good response with over 1/3 of the Nests supporting Nest 610! Thank you notes will be going out soon!

Click here to view the list.

If you would like to see a photo of your sign, they are posted below. Or, you can visit the Nest 610 Facebook page.

VP Trish: Golf Correction

The 52nd National Golf Tournament was my first event as the National Golf Commissioner. Overall, it was a wonderful experience especially working with Greg Wieser, Bob Sulecki and the Members of Nest 610. However, I learned that I need to have help while scoring. John Nicpon will be going to the golf from now on! In the meantime, I made an error that needs corrected.

William Larko, Nest 41, New Kensington, PA (District IV), shot an impressive 77 (pretty amazing considering the rain)! For some silly reason, I entered his total incorrectly. His scores for skins were accurate, but I entered the scratch score erroneously.  Due to my error, he was not announced at the awards presentation. A medal has been ordered and will be sent to Druh Larko. I apologize! I made the mistake. I will do my best to not repeat such an error.

Thank you again to all the participants!

A happier blog will be shared next week!

Czolem!

VP Trish: Recapping the National Golf Tournament – Part 1

Even though the 52nd National Golf Tournament is now a fond memory, I will be writing several blogs to spotlight happenings from the golf tournament for the next few weeks.

Obviously, an enormous thank you to Tournament Chair Greg Wieser, Nest President Bob Sulecki and Members of Nest 610! Congratulations to all of you on a fabulous job! The golfers were very pleased with everything (well, maybe the weather Thursday didn’t make folks happy!) regarding the tournament. Numerous folks complimented the shirts, the food (thought it was the best ever!), the entertainment, the hospitality, the bags received upon arrival and the friendliness of the Nest Members. Plus, they got a kick out of the bowling lanes!

Traveling trophy displayed at Nest 8

This year, we added a few extras to the National Golf Tournament. One of the items was a traveling “trophy” for the Nest with the most participants. This year, that award went to Nest 8, Pittsburgh-District IV with 19 participants! Not only did Nest 8 sponsor a hole and send so many golfers, the Nest was extremely generous with donations. Golfers were asked to bring a backpack to donate to St. Martin’s Center. Nest 8 brought 48 backpacks, 36 canned goods and $30.00 cash!! This made me cry!! (This is in addition to all the support given to Nest 610.)

I had miscalculated the amount of time it takes to input scores. Nest President Jimmy Paterni helped me with that. When Jimmy needed to take a break, Nest Treasurer Cheryl stepped in.

Thank you so much for the tremendous amount of support from my Nest. (FYI-Nest 8 presented me with my silver Legion of Honor the previous Sunday!)

Czolem!

VP Trish: “It’s Christmas!”

My Mom used to say that when preparing for Christmas, one would shop, wrap, bake, cook and decorate until you simply ran out of time! It’s Christmas! Years ago when working on events, we would say to one another – it’s Christmas! The event is here; there is no more time.

Today at Nest 610 in Erie, Pa., it’s Christmas! Some golfers have already arrived and are golfing in the Hammer Open. Others are traveling. Registration opens at 4 p.m., and it is going to be so wonderful to be at a National Event (it has been too long)!

Hopefully, Mother Nature will smile on us!

Looking forward to fun, fraternalism and camaraderie! Thank you to Greg Wieser and all the Nest 610 Members who have worked so hard in preparation of this wonderful event!

Czolem!

VP Trish: Golf Update

As I write this (Friday evening), I am thinking that next week at this time, the golf will be complete, all the prizes awarded, all the meals consumed! But we will still be enjoying the camaraderie of a Falcon event. Hopefully, we’ll be a bit sunburned!

Greg Wieser told me that Erie has been experiencing more rain than usual this summer. The forecast currently is calling for warm temperatures with scattered storms next week, although there is plenty of time for that to change.

Please consider bringing your umbrella and rain gear. Nothing keeps the clouds away more than being prepared!

An email was sent to all the golfers (there were a few of you who had friends/family emails listed) with the information that Greg has shared regarding the tournament. All of that information is in the blog from this past Wednesday. If you are golfing in the Hammer Open, your tee time was included. The Hammer is being played at Scenic Heights. Jeff Jalowiecki of Nest 307 is taking care of the Hammer!

We are asking each golfer to bring a backpack to donate to a local center. If you missed that blog, please click here. They will be helping a local community.

As always, if you have any questions, please contact me.

No rain dances please, we want perfect golf weather!

Safe travels, see you in a few!

Czolem!

VP Trish: National Golf Schedule

One week!!! Just one more week until we unite in Erie! Nest 610 is prepared and all of us are more than ready to go!

Each golfer will receive an email from me with this information. If you haven’t returned your waiver, please do so. If you don’t mail it by tomorrow, just bring it with you please.

Safe travels to all of you! Czolem!

VP Trish: FORE!

FORE!!! Getting close! The foursomes for the National Golf Tournament have been scheduled and forwarded to Tournament Chair, Greg Wieser. Handicaps were set based on information provided by the golfers and the scores from past tournaments. Thank you, Druhna Mary Whalen, for that information.

Gifts and prizes have been ordered; meals and entertainment are set; courses are ready for us! Nest 610 is prepared!

As I asked in the last blog, please bring a backpack (empty is fine) or non-perishable food items to donate. The Nest is going to donate to local organizations that help children and feed the hungry.

The week of August 2, each golfer will receive an email from me full of information: Nest address, times for buses, meals, entertainment – all that you need to know. If you are registered and do not hear from me, please contact me!

For those of you who have returned your waivers, thank you much! If you haven’t done so yet, please do. A waiver has been emailed to all the golfers; if you need me to mail you one, please let me know.

Enjoy! Keep safe! See you soon!!! Holy, moly, haven’t been able to say that in quite some time!

Czolem!

VP Trish: National Golf Deadline & Donations

The deadline for the PFA National Golf Tournament has been extended to Monday, July 19, 2021 at noon eastern. We now have 111 golfers! There is room for a few more! Register here!

If you haven’t received an email from me, please contact me. I have been emailing all (if you had someone else as your email, your name was included in the message) to let you know I received your registration and to ask for your typical scores. A waiver is also attached to the email that needs signed and returned to me before I see you in Erie.

Former Commissioner Mary Whalen has shared lots of golf information, including the scores from the last several tournaments. Since we haven’t had a tournament in two years, I thought possibly scores have changed. If you haven’t given me a handicap, I am asking for typical scores. Several of you haven’t been to a tournament in quite a while.

The Nest is supporting St. Martin’s Center. I am asking if each of the golfers would please bring a backpack to donate (empty is fine) so that we can give them to the less fortunate in need of a backpack. Thank you! Czolem!