September 2012 - William Penn Association


September 2012 - William Penn Association
William penn Life
A Memorable Experience
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William Penn Fraternal Association Scholarship Foundation
Tree of Knowledge
Helping our young members meet the challenges of modern educational economics requires great effort by all our members and
friends. Towards this end, the WPFA Scholarship Foundation has
created the Tree of Knowledge. The Tree is mounted in the second floor foyer of the WPA Home Office. Those making donations through this program will be recognized with individual
“leaves” on the tree, which can be used to honor and remember
loved ones. Donations are being accepted at three levels: Gold
($1,000), Silver ($500) and Bronze ($250). Those wishing to purchase a leaf may use the form below. Please help our tree “grow” and
allow us to continue to assist young members reach their educational
and professional dreams.
Our Newest Leaves
We thank the following for being the latest to donate to our Tree of Knowledge:
In Honor of
Gerry’s Kids
Gerry Davenport
(Silver Level)
In Memory of Deceased Members
Br. 0088 - Rural Valley
(Bronze Level)
We Have Crossed The
River - The Ocean Lies
Before Us.
James & Lori Farkas
(Silver Level)
In Memory of
John & Mary Murin
Frank & Krisztina Kertesz
Anne Marie Schmidt
(Bronze Level)
In Memory of
Judy Solis and
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Robertson
James W. Robertson
(Bronze Level)
I want to help the Tree of Knowledge grow. Please accept my tax-deductible contribution of:
m $1,000 - Gold Level
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29th Annual
WPA Golf Tournament
& Scholarship Days
A Memorable Experience 20
Members get a true taste of Hungary
during week at Scenic View
4 Moneywise
6 Tibor’s Take
8 The Hungarian Kitchen
13 Our Health Corner
ON THE COVER: Students at the Hungarian Heritage
Experience demonstrate their new skills playing authentic Hungarian zithers. ON THIS PAGE: a young member
gets help practicing his putting during the annual golf
tournament weekend. Photos by John E. Lovasz
2 For Starters
3 Letters
5 Agents’ Corner
11 Magyar Matters
22 Branch News
27 Puzzle Contest
28 In Memoriam
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William Penn Life
º September 2012 º
For Starters
Home Office
employee exits
stage and walks
into a proposal
Office employee Judit Borsay has
many special memories performing as a member of the William
Penn Association Magyar Folk
Dancers. But, we’re guessing none
are more special than what happened after the
group’s Aug. 14
appearance at
the 53rd annual
Village in McKeesport, Pa.
As Judit (pictured left )and
the other dancers left the stage,
she was greeted by her boyfriend,
Perry Ganchuk. Perry gave Judit a
bouquet of flowers, got down on
one knee and asked her to marry
“Yes, yes, yes!” Judit said, as
tears rolled down her smiling face.
Judit and Perry first met in high
school and have been dating for
nine years. Perry said he decided
to propose to Judit at the International Village because he knew her
Hungarian heritage was a very
important part of her life and she
had been performing at the Village
since she was a child.
“I am so happy. I am elated and
excited and shocked, “ Judit said.
“I love Perry so much.”
We congratulate the happy
couple and wish them well as
they get set to begin their new life
º September 2012 º
William Penn Life
LIFE INSURANCE can do some pretty amazing things for people. It can buy
loved ones time to grieve. It can pay off debts and loans, providing surviving family members with the chance to move on with a clean slate. It can keep families
in their homes and pre-fund a child’s college education. It can keep a family
business in the family. It can provide a stream of income for a family to live on
for a period of time. Life insurance can do all of these wonderful things for your
family…there’s just one small catch. You need to own life insurance.
What if you were suddenly gone and your family had to manage on their
own? When was the last time you did the math to make sure your loved ones
would be okay financially? Have you checked with your employer to find out
what kind of life insurance benefit you have through work and whether you have
the option to increase your coverage? When was the last time you had your life
insurance needs reviewed by an insurance professional?
Each September, WPA joins leading insurance companies in supporting Life
Insurance Awareness Month. We encourage you to think about your needs
and the needs of your family. If you find that you have a need for coverage, we
strongly urge you to act by contacting your local WPA agent or our Home Office toll-free at 1-800-848-7366 to find an agent in your area.
Like the saying goes, life happens. When it does, there’s life insurance.
Join us at our annual picnic
We invite all our members and
friends to join us for the 12th Annual
WPA Picnic-A Great Fraternal-Fest
to be held Saturday, Sept. 8, from
12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Scenic View in
Rockwood, Pa. For more information
about this year’s picnic, please turn to
Page 12. To get to our picnic, follow
the directions and map provided
We look forward to seeing you
and your family at Scenic View!
From the West
1. Take the PA Turnpike to Exit 91
(Donegal). After paying toll, turn
left at stop sign onto Rt. 31 East.
2. Continue on Rt. 31 East for 12.4
miles through town of Bakersville.
3. About 0.4 miles past CoGo’s Store,
turn right onto Trent Road.
4. Proceed on Trent Road for about
3.0 miles until road dead ends at
stop sign.
5. Turn left onto Copper Kettle Road
and go 0.2 miles.
6. Turn right onto Ream Road and
go 0.5 miles.
7. Turn right onto Lyons Road and
go 0.6 miles to Scenic View gate on
From the East
Take PA Turnpike to Exit 110 (Somerset). Turn right onto Rt. 31 West. Go
approximately 5.0 miles and turn left
onto Trent Road at Pioneer Park sign.
Continue with #4 above.
‘Experience’ would allow
father to relive past
I am writing to you to ask you to
please put my father, Nick T. Yuhas
Jr. on the waiting list for the Hungarian Heritage Experience. He is the
first generation son of Hungarian immigrant parents, but he grew up in a
Hungarian orphanage in Johnstown,
Pa., in the 1930s when his mother
died [when he was 8] and his father
could not work in the coal mines and
support him and his three siblings
single-handedly. My dad spoke only
Hungarian until he went to public
school at the age of 10, but this did
not stop his insatiable zest for living
and his uplifting, can-do attitude.
He served WPA as an agent, selling
insurance for them for many years
in Cleveland, along with his father,
Nick T. Yuhasz, who has since passed
away after a long, productive life
My dad would love to learn more
about his Hungarian heritage and
relive the past. He also feels strongly
about giving back to the Hungarian
society living in America. He has told
me many stories about growing up
during those early years. He can still
understand a bit of Hungarian if it’s
spoken to him, and he has reminded
me of the old WPA picnics we used
to attend in Cleveland when I was
young. I just recently learned about
this wonderful Hungarian Heritage
Experience you host annually, and
when I told him about attending, his
eyes lit up.
If there are any openings in the
Hungarian Heritage Experience, I am
sure he would be thrilled to attend.
I am also positive he would impact
and inspire all the other attendees
with the stories of his life experience
and with his attitude, just like he does
for me daily.
Thank you in advance for your
kind regards to this request and to
WPA for doing a great service to
all by hosting this wonderful event.
Without events like these, propogation and understanding of the culture
and language of the Hungarian
Hungarian Cultural
Center appreciates boost
provided by article
on our
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I wish to express my personal and
our club’s “thank you” for the exciting article in William Penn Life. We
were absolutely blown away by the
cover and the two-page article inside.
My telephone has been ringing off
the hook since the magazine came
out with folks asking about our next
function and wanting information
about joining the club.
I pray that the inquiry and attention that the article has created will
manifest itself in continued growth
for our organization, and that the
dream we hold for further expansion
will materialize.
Once more I thank you and I remain...Magyar szeretettel,
Mary Jane Molnar
people would not be as effectively
passed on to the next generation. I
think you are doing a wonderful job,
and you should be congratulated. I
just wish I could go, too!
President, Hungarian Cultural Center
of Northeastern Ohio
Chesterland, OH
Young WPA members
offer their thanks
for scholarship grants
Thanks again and all the best,
Roberta Yuhas
Cleveland, OH
Thank you so much for awarding me
a William Penn scholarship for $500.
As I start my sophomore year at
the University of Tampa, this money
wil come in handy.
A more positive note on
Charles Simonyi’s life
In the August 2012 issue of William
Penn Life, I read with interest “Did
you know they’re Hungarian?” It
is always good to promote positive
aspects of one’s heritage. I wish to
advise you that Charles Simonyi endows the Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University,
England. I believe that this would
have been a positive factor about the
person rather than the gossip-publication sentence that stated as follows: “Prior to his marriage in 2008,
Simonyi dated Martha Stewart for 15
years.” What does this sentence have
to do with ethnic pride? It seems to
be completely out of place.
Thank you again,
Caitlin Farley
Branch 89 Homestead, PA
Thank you very much for the scholarship. I am honored to be receiving
this scholarship.
My family has been involved with
William Penn for many years. This
will help with my college expenses.
Allyson Smith
Branch 51 Passaic, NJ
Carol Boytos
(From our email inbox)
William Penn Life
º September 2012 º
with Jeff DeSantes
When it comes
to life insurance,
Fraternalism makes
all the difference
IF YOU ARE READING THIS, you are most likely
a member of William Penn Association. If not, this
magazine probably belongs to a friend or a relative who
is a member of WPA. Fraternalism is what sets WPA
apart from conventional financial services companies.
Our life insurance and annuities are top-notch, but it is
the value-added member benefits and the opportunity
to reach out and help others that make WPA a unique
entity. As a non-profit organization that sells life insurance and annuities, our earnings are returned to members and communities across the nation.
Fraternalism comes from the heart. It’s offering
programs to our communities along with gathering
together on Join Hands Day every year to help in our
communities. It is this care, compassion and genuine
concern that set us apart. Our country was founded on
a dedicated work ethic, strong family values and the
willingness to help those in need. Fraternalism plays an
important role in ensuring that these qualities remain a
guiding force in our lives today.
With that being said, we believe Fraternalism is at
the core of what we do. The fraternal benefits we offer
to our members are like gifts. If you would like to make
sure that your loved ones can be part of WPA, then buy
them a gift of life insurance because it is the gift that
keeps giving.
Do you struggle to find that perfect gift for that
special person in your life? You may think of sending
flowers or even planning a surprise party. These expressions of love are sure to be appreciated. But, as you
look for a way to mark that special occasion, especially
for grandchildren, why not consider giving your loved
ones a more enduring gift of love: life insurance.
Life insurance may not be the first thing that comes
to mind when it comes to giving a gift, but it is something that most people will appreciate and value. The
vast majority of adult Americans believe that it’s important for most people to have life insurance coverage,
yet more than a third of them have no life insurance at
all. Choose the gift that keeps on giving so that your
loved ones are protected and can benefit from the many
special fraternal benefits that WPA offers.
If you do not have a WPA agent, please call the Home Office at 1-800-848-7366, ext. 120,
and we can assist you in finding an agent who will serve you and your family by offering:
• A Review of Your Needs • Life Insurance Protection • Taxed-Deferred Annuities •
• Juvenile Insurance Plans • Special Fraternal Benefits •
º September 2012 º
William Penn Life
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Sam has been blessed with two beautiful sons, Sam
III, age 12, and Jackson, age 7. Sam enjoys activities
with his boys, which include martial arts, Carolina Panther football games and weekend trips to
Carowinds’ Amusement Park.
His greatest interest lies in body building, in which
he is currently training for the Mr. America title in
He would welcome the opportunity to assist you
and your family in meeting your lifestyle goals.
WPA is looking for a few good agents
who want to grow with us
William Penn Association is looking to grow and expand its reach in current and
possibly new markets. To do this we are seeking to add highly motivated agents to
our list of over 200 existing agents. WPA currently writes insurance and annuity
products in 20 states. The states include; CA, CT, DC, FL, IL, IN, KY, MD, MA,
MI, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV and WI. To grow, we need both
full-time and part-time agents. Good agents are the lifeblood of any
association, and WPA is a strong and growing association that has
much to offer our members and the agents who write for us.
If you are interested in an opportunity to grow
with us, then contact Barbi Tew at 1-800-848-7366,
ext.120, or Jeff DeSantes at ext.134. Thank you.
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William Penn Life
º September 2012 º
Tibor’s Take with Tibor Check, Jr.
Entering the Digital Age
Using the Internet as an archive
Car shows?...Photos.
Hungarian events?...Photos.
At times, it can be annoying, but I have begun to
understand why my father insists on creating a photographic record of what we are doing: he is stitching together a historical narrative comprised of photos. I guess
the idea is that when our grandchildren want to see what
life was like in the early 21st Century, or when historical
chroniclers try to write books about Hungarian culture in
America, these will be valuable artifacts.
In an unfortunate (for us) turn of events, my father has
discovered the wonders of digital photography and the
ability to store thousands of photos on a small plastic card
for later viewing. This small development is related to the
basis for this month’s Tibor’s Take.
On hot summer nights, when it is too uncomfortable
to go to sleep, I often lie awake thinking. In the sweltering heat, many of my ephemeral ideas come to me as if
emerging from a mirage. In a second or two, they are
gone. A few, however, stay around long enough to be
committed to paper for later analysis. One such idea came
to me recently, and, a few days later, I emailed William
Penn Life’s managing editor John Lovasz about it.
Perhaps it’s tradition, but I try to incorporate some
ground-breaking (so might say controversial) material
into my Takes this time of year, when I mark the anniversary of my first Take (published in September 2009) and
when we gather for WPA’s Great Fraternal Fest at Scenic
View. To me, there is no better time to showcase what is
great about our culture and what we all can do to preserve it. Therefore, this month, I humbly submit for your
approval a new feature to Tibor’s Take, the “Hungarian
Website of the Month.”
I am sure many readers of William Penn Life have
limited experience with the tools of the Digital Age. The
computer, the word processor, Internet browsers and
software programs are all very daunting parts of the electronic renaissance. Yet, these strange new tools are leading humanity down a new course of technological, social
and cultural development. The historian in me likens this
shift to those early humans who put down stone axes and
picked up newly fashioned spears and swords of bronze.
In recognition of this shift, I believe the Hungarian
community must utilize the Internet as not just a tool but
as an ally. For example, by using the Internet, individuals can speak with one another, talk face-to-face and chat
even if the distance separating them is many thousands
of miles. While I was in Belgium on a recent business trip,
the most reliable and inexpensive way for me to communicate with my family back in the States was via the
Internet. When my great-grandparents made a similar
voyage to America almost 100 years ago, there was no
way for them to contact their family back in Hungary
beyond a slow and unreliable postal system. But, today,
I can send letters, photos, videos and even books across
vast distances in a matter of seconds. This power can be
Did you know they’re Hungarian?
Continuing in the spirit of recent musings about American-Magyars and WPA members using new technologies to preserve our
past, I present another Hungarian-born American who is a major force in computers: Andy Grove.
Dairy farmers Gabor and Mari Grof celebrated the birth of their son Andras on Sept. 2, 1936. The family soon moved from
rural Hungary to Budapest in search of better opportunities. For the first 20 years of his life, Andras experienced a long series of
oppressive governments led by Communists, Russians and Nazis. During the waning days of the 1956 Revolution, he escaped from
Hungary. After spending several months as a refugee in Austria, he was able to come to America and lived with relatives in Brooklyn, New York. In 1958, he met another Magyar refugee, Eva Kastan, and soon married.
While attending college, he decided to change his last name to “Grove.” In 1960, he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical
engineering and, three years later, a doctorate from the University of California. He could have obtained a well-paying job as an
engineer but chose to shift gears career-wise and explore the world of computer electronics.
Soon after graduation, he was hired by Fairchild Industries. There he became deeply involved in the early production of mainframe computers. Within a few years, he co-founded the now famous INTEL Corporation. He was instrumental in transforming the
company from a memory chip maker to a producer of microprocessors. This transition helped his fledgling company become the
world’s largest manufacturer of this vital computer component. He also helped develop the Pentium processor.
In 1997, Time magazine named him its “Man of the Year.” The author of several books, Grove has been critical of American
manufacturers that develop new products here but produce the actual items in a different country.
Andy and Eva have two daughters. He is a prostate cancer survivor and in 2000 was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
º September 2012 º
William Penn Life
Tibor’s Take
Website of the Month
I have been trying to get my brother
Endre to start a website. This is his
birthday present from me to him: a site
with photos, a calendar of events where
he will be playing, and contact information if you want to see what he has to
play! Check it out, because at this time
of year, Endre is playing at a different
event every weekend!
utilized by our community to create a sense of geographic
proximity, even though there are few Hungarian enclaves
In a historical sense, the Internet is unique. Natural
disasters, the passage of time and human acts have destroyed thousands of years of knowledge. When the Mongols sacked Baghdad on their westward conquests, it is
rumored that the Tigris ran black because of the countless
books that were thrown into the river by the conquering
army. The Mongols knew then what we must all realize
now: destroying a culture’s means of preserving memory
is a way to destroy that culture. In this sense, the Internet
is a way to preserve culture and history beyond the physical limitations of paper and ink.
For example, the website of the Hungarian Cultural
Center of Northeastern Ohio is a great example of how
this concept works. On the website there are many photo
albums. By clicking on one album, a person can view
hundreds of photos from that album. Unless the administrators of that website decide to take that album down, it
will remain on that website as long as the website exists.
And the website itself will exist as long as people maintain it. In fact, if the website address does not cost money
to maintain (and there are a great many free website hosting companies that allow individuals and companies to
maintain web pages without charge), it can remain online
even if the site is infrequently (or never) updated.
If someone was computer savvy, he or she could
upload recordings, photos, videos and documents detailing a person’s life. The memories of that person could
be maintained forever by using the Internet as a digital
archive. Of course, there are issues with privacy and security, but those can be circumvented by adequate knowhow.
It is our collective reality that the Internet enables us all
to access an unfathomable amount of information within
a few seconds, and that information--if the owners of that
information so wish--is available forever.*
Right now, as we speak, the Internet has millions of
photos of Hungarian culture. One internet site, YouTube,
has videos of Sandor Lakatos, Kalman Balogh, Oskar
Okros and many other Hungarian musicians. There are
dozens of websites that have unique Hungarian recipes.
There are businesses that deal in the importation and sale
of Hungarian items. The “old” Hungarian neighborhood
that many people reminisce about is alive and well--it’s
just online!
So, whether you’re a techie or someone who does not
know how to turn on a computer, there is something
of vital importance to you on the Internet, and it can
only grow more important. If you are only beginning to
understand the world of cyberspace, there is no reason to
worry. Go to your local library; there are computers there
available for public use. Librarians and volunteers will
almost always help get you started. If you need special
guidance, local civic centers, colleges and universities
often sponsor tutorial classes for computer neophytes for
free or a small fee.
No matter who you are, the Internet is undoubtedly a
place where the Hungarian culture is alive and thriving.
Yet, unless we grow accustomed to the fact that cyberspace is where the future of our heritage lies, we may
continue to experience difficulties.
Éljen a Magyar!
Tibor II
*Unless there comes a time when there is no more Internet, and if there
is no more Internet, then we all have bigger problems on our hands.
Tibor Check Jr. is a member of Branch 28 Youngstown, Ohio, and
a student at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He serves as a
host of the “Souvenirs of Hungary” weekly radio show broadcast on
WKTL-90.7 FM in Struthers, Ohio.
Let’s hear your take
Let me know how you enjoy my thoughts and views
on growing up Hungarian Style. If you have any
questions or comments about me or my column,
please email me at: [email protected], or
drop me a letter in care of the William Penn Association, 709 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15233.
William Penn Life
º September 2012 º
Hungarian Kitchen
with Főszakács Béla
Are You Hungary?
Instead of
using a kitchen
knife to chop
fresh herbs,
try scissors.
Wash and
dry the herbs
as normal,
cut into small
pieces and
sprinkle on
your dish. It
has the same
effect on taste
and adds a
rustic look to
your meal.
Fall is the best time of the year, especially in New Hampshire and other New England states.
The weather turns crisp in the early morning, warms midday with sunshine, then cools down
after the late day sunset. This type of weather leads to an abundance of fall vegetables and fruits.
Just when you thought gardening would end for the year, along comes autumn. Enjoy the season
for all it has to offer, wherever you live.
This month’s column--“Are You Hungary?”--explores the culinary roots of Hungarian food.
It is also the title of a small book written some time ago listing some popular family recipes of
Magyar origin. Yes, I am the author of that small tome.
This column also begins a new chapter for The Hungarian Kitchen, Chef Vilmos and me. Having recently received a master’s degree from Boston University in gastronomy, I would like The
HK to not only share recipes but also explore the origins of Magyar food, tracing it from the early
centuries to what we enjoy today. There is a lot to learn about our cuisine and its transformation
into the food that we are familiar with today. Knowledge of our Magyar food ways leads to a
stronger appreciation of our Hungarian heritage.
Hungarians are very industrious and illustrious people. They find ways to create dishes using
the simplest of ingredients. A potato is normally a side dish for other cuisines, but a Magyar can
make it a three-course meal: potato soup for the appetizer, potato pancakes for the entrée and
a dessert using a potato in the dough to make langos topped with cinnamon and/or powdered
Did you ever consider why they would do this? It was not because they had a desire for
potatoes and nothing else. Rather, they realized that when you only have one resource for food,
you must adapt and find different ways preparing the same ingredient, putting variety into your
meals. Such is Hungarian ingenuity at work!
Before we get into our newly remodeled kitchen here is the monthly trivia: What domesticated,
meat-bearing animals are indigenous to Hungary? The tasty answer waits at the end.
When you mention Magyar food to non Hungarians, you get a few standard answers: chicken
paprikás, stuffed cabbage and gulyás. We all know that our cuisine is much more complex than
those three items. The “holy trinity of Hungarian cooking,” as I call them, are lard, onions and
paprika. Mix anything else in with these ingredients and you have the basis of a Hungarian dish.
Magyars also use many ingredients to enhance any meal they prepare. I’ve calculated there
are at least 33 spices, herbs and other ingredients that Hungarians use on a daily basis to produce
some of the finest dishes known around the world. In future columns we will discuss these items
and where you can obtain them.
As with any new project, all must be perfect before we start cooking. The renovations are
complete and now we test out our equipment. When Chef Vilmos and I are able to provide more
complex recipes and knowledge about Magyar food, we will share more than we did in the “old
kitchen.” While we are working harder for you, our faithful readers, enjoy the recipes, which are
familiar and easy to prepare for yourself or family.
Also, here is the answer to this month’s trivia question. There are two such animals: the Mangalista Pig, which is bred for its excellent lard and tasty bacon, and the Hungarian Grey Cow
(a.k.a., Hungarian Steppe Cattle) which provides top-quality beef.
Have a great month!
Jó étvágyat!F˝oszakács Béla
º September 2012 º
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source of phytochemicals,
which help strengthen the
body’s immune system against
cancer-causing agents. Summer squash and zucchini are
excellent vegetables to enjoy
anytime of the year. Hubbard,
Butternut, Buttercup, Delicata, Turban, Sweet Dumpling, Spaghetti and Acorn are
many choices to enjoy as a
side dish for lunch or dinner.
1 calf marrow
er or lard
1 tablespoon butt
2 tablespoons flour
3 whole eggs
d crumbs
4 tablespoons brea
y greens
Salt, pepper, parsle
row, drain and
Cook the calf mar
ainer. Melt the
force through a str
flour, seasonings
shortening, add
cook with marand parsley and
. Cool, then add
row for 15 minutes
d crumbs and
egg yolks and brea
whites. Cook in a
stiffly beaten egg
45 minutes.
double boiler for
Practical Pointer
When measuring recipe ingredients,
use two measuring cups, one for dry
and the other for wet items.
If your recipe calls for oil or a
heavy ingredient such as molasses,
portion the oil first, then measure
out the heavier ingredient. The oil
will allow the heavier substance not
to stick but slide right into your
mixing bowl.
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Cabbage Noodles
String Bean Soup
1 pound wide egg noodles
½ pound bacon, diced small
1 large white onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 medium head of green cabbage cored
and diced small
½ cup cold water
Salt & white pepper to taste
2 pounds fresh cut string beans
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1½ quarts water
2 tablespoons lard
1 small white onion, sliced thin
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the
noodles and set aside. In a skillet, sauté
the bacon and onions until cooked. Add
the garlic and continue cooking until it
turns golden brown. Add the cabbage
and ½ cup of water, then cover the pan
and cook until the cabbage is tender.
Mix in the noodles with the cooked
cabbage and season with salt & pepper.
Serve hot to your guests.
Cauliflower Casserole
1 head cauliflower
½ cup melted butter
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Salt & white pepper to taste
Cook the cauliflower florets in salted
water until tender. Arrange on a serving platter. Brown the bread crumbs in
butter and pour over the cauliflower.
Season with salt and pepper, before
serving hot to your guests.
Potato Biscuits
1 cup mashed potatoes
/3 cup lard
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon white pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
Pan spray for baking dish
To the mashed potatoes add the salt,
pepper and lard, mixing well with a
wooden spoon. Sift the flour and baking
powder together, then mix into the
potatoes using your hands to knead the
dough. Roll out the dough to a ½-inch
thickness on a lightly floured surface.
Use a biscuit cutter to portion out the
biscuits, then place on a greased or
sprayed baking sheet. Bake the biscuits
at 350OF for 20 minutes or until golden
brown. Serve hot to your guests.
or until a cake tester inserted in the
middle comes out clean. Let cool for
15 minutes, then remove from the pan
to a cake rack to finish cooling. Slice
cake and serve plain or with berries and
whipped cream.
In a saucepan, place the string beans
and salt. Add the water to cover all
the beans. In a small sauté pan, add the
lard and cook the onions. When onions
are soft, stir in the flour and cook until
browned to make a roux. Add ½ cup of
cold water to the pan then the paprika.
Add this mixture to the string beans in
the water. Cook the beans until they
are tender, then add the vinegar and stir
in the sour cream before serving hot to
your guests
Hungarian Hamburgers
2 pounds ground pork
3 slices fresh white bread cut into small
2 whole eggs
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 medium white onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ tablespoon black pepper
In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and blend well. Make patties of
equal portions and refrigerate for 30
minutes. Fry in a skillet or cook on an
outdoor grill until desired doneness.
Hungarian Pound Cake
4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
4 cups granulated sugar
1½ teaspoons baking powder
2 cups whole milk
½ cup melted unsalted butter
4 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 F. In a mixing
bowl, combine the flour, sugar and
baking powder and blend well. Add
the remaining ingredients and mix until
a smooth batter forms. Grease two
loaf pans and evenly divide the batter
into each pan. Bake for 45 minutes
5 large green peppers
4 large tomatoes
½ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 large white onion, diced small
1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Salt & white pepper to taste
Wash and core the peppers, then cut
into ½-inch strips. Blanch the tomatoes,
remove the skin and dice into large
chunks. Sauté the onions in a skillet with
the oil until transparent, then add the
paprika. Add the peppers and cook until
they are tender, then add the tomatoes,
garlic and vinegar and cook another 5
minutes. Adjust the taste with salt and
pepper, then serve hot to your guests.
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
½ teaspoon kosher salt
2 whole eggs
In a mixing bowl, blend the eggs, milk,
butter and salt. Add the flour a little at a
time, mixing with a wooden spoon until
a smooth dough forms. If the dough is
dry, add more milk by the tablespoonful. Prepare a pot of boiling salted water
for cooking. Using a teaspoon, cut portions of dough against the side of the
mixing bowl, then drop into the water
to cook until the dough floats. Use a
slotted spoon to remove the nokedli
from the water and set aside. Top with
chicken or mushroom paprikás.
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Magyar Matters
Hungarian Room offers two
scholarships for study abroad
PITTSBURGH -- The Hungarian
Room Committee of the University of
Pittsburgh is seeking applicants for
two summer study abroad scholarships for the year 2013.
One Dr. Samuel Gomory/Joseph
Arvay Memorial Award will be given
to a graduate student, the other to an
undergraduate student. Each award
is worth $3,500 and is to be used for
summer studies in Hungary.
The Hungarian Room scholarships
are part of the Summer Study Abroad
scholarships program sponsored by
the University’s Nationality Rooms
Committees. These scholarships
reflect decades of work by the Hungarian and other nationality room
committees to honor an ideal--education through cultural exchange. The
individual room committees raise
funds enabling eligible University of
Pittsburgh students to study abroad,
thereby experiencing another culture
in depth.
The Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs have
awarded scholarships for summer
study abroad annually since 1948.
More than 1,088 University of Pittsburgh students have enriched their
lives through studying abroad on a
Nationality Rooms scholarship.
To be eligible for one of the Hun-
garian Room Committee scholarships, the applicants must:
• be a current full-time University
of Pittsburgh graduate student OR
undergraduate student who will have
between 60 and 90 credits by April
2013, (i.e., be a sophomore or junior); • be a United States citizen or U.S.
permanent resident.
• have a 3.0 QPA or better (if an
undergraduate) OR maintain a satisfactory QPA (if a graduate student);
• have been enrolled full-time on a
University of Pittsburgh campus for
the fall and spring terms prior to the
study abroad and be physically on
campus as a full-time student for the
fall and spring terms immediately following the summer study.
Interested students must visit
the website of the University of
Pittsburgh’s Study Abroad Office at, click on “Finances,” then click on “Scholarships”
to find more information and to begin
the application process.
Deadline for applications is Jan. 24,
2013, for graduate students and Jan.
31, 2013, for undergraduates.
For more information, contact
Cristina Lagnese, scholarship coordinator, at 412-624-6150 or at [email protected]
Hungary celebrates St. Stephen’s Day
BUDAPEST -- Hundreds of thousands of visitors swarmed the Hungarian capital Aug. 20 for a festive
celebration of the nation’s greatest
holiday, St. Stephen’s Day.
The date marks the anniversary of
the burial in Hungary of the country’s first king, the founder of the
state, King Stephen I (969-1038).
Ceremonial programs began Aug.
19 on the Buda side of the Danube
River near the Chain Bridge where
the Promenade of Hungarian Flavors
featured the specialties and delicacies of more than 100 producers and
exhibitors plus live music from local
and nationally-known bands.
The celebration continued the following morning with a ceremonial
flag raising on Kossuth tér outside of
the Parliament building with official
remarks from President János Áder.
Later that afternoon, children and
adults adorned in traditional Hungarian folk costumes participated in
the harvest march to St. Stephen’s
Basilica where a special Mass was
The highlight of the annual celebration came at 9:00 p.m. when a
spectacular fireworks display exploded over the city and cascaded
in a waterfall of fire from the Chain
In Brief
The Hungarian Cultural Center of
Northeastern Ohio will host its Annual Fall Festival--Szüreti Mulatság--on
Sunday, Sept. 9, from noon to 8:00 p.m.
at the club grounds in Hiram, Ohio. The
event is open to the public and will feature Hungarian food, folk dance performances and live music provided by Alex
Udvaryi from Chicago.The HCCNEO
will also be hosting a Pig Roast for club
members only on Sunday, Oct. 7, from
noon to 5:00 p.m. on the club grounds.
For more information regarding either of
these events, please call
Linda at 440-248-4530.
Hungary enjoyed another successful
summer Olympics, with its athletes
winning 17 total medals, including eight
gold medals. That total ranked Hungary
ninth among all nations competing at the
games in London. In addition, Hungarians
Rebecca Soni and Susan Francia won four
additional medals, including three gold,
while competing for the United States.
Hungary’s greatest success came in the
in canoe/kayak events, which its men
and women dominated, winning six total
medals (three gold, two silver and a
Hungary’s economy entered its second
recession in four years before a resumption in talks over an International Monetary Fund-led bailout loan. The economy
contracted a preliminary 0.2 percent in
the second quarter from the previous
three-month period, when it shrank a
revised 1 percent, the Budapest-based
statistics office recently reported. Gross
domestic product fell 1.2 percent from
a year earlier, compared with the 1.3
percent median forecast of 13 economists in a Bloomberg survey. Hungary
joined the Czech Republic in recession
as Romania returned to growth after
two consecutive quarters of decline.
Hungary resumed talks with the IMF and
the European Union in July after a sevenmonth delay as it seeks about 15 billion
euros ($18.2 billion) to reduce financing
costs and protect against contagion from
the euro area’s debt crisis.
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Join us for the 12th Annual
A Great Fraternal-Fest
Sept. 8, 2012 • Noon - 6:00 PM
Scenic View • Rockwood, PA
Chicken Paprikás • Mushroom Paprikás • Dumplings
Gulyás • Kolbász • Hot Dogs • Bacon Fry
Coffee • Soda • And More
Palacsinta • Lángos • Pastries • Funnel Cake
Live Music • Dancing • Chinese Auction • Raffles
Children’s Games & Activities
Adults $12 ($10 per adult for groups of 12 or more)
Students $5 • Kids Under 12 FREE
For information, call
1-800-848-7366, ext. 136
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Our Health Corner with Debbie Wolfe, RN
Testing the heart
Part Two of our look at heart disease
Last month, we left the emergency room with orders to
follow up with our primary care provider. We feel better
and the pain is gone, so why should we bother going to
our family doctor? Because early detection of cardiac problems can greatly increase not only the length of our lives
but also, and more importantly, the quality of our lives.
So, we go see our family doctor. He may order some tests
himself or refer us to a cardiologist to order the tests.
Here are the most frequently ordered tests for heart
EKG - Usually the first test to be ordered is an Electrocardiogram, or EKG. An EKG is a painless test that uses
electrodes placed on the skin to record the heart’s electrical
activity. The test provides information about your heart
rhythm and any damage to the heart muscle. An EKG (or
ECG) can help your doctor diagnose a heart attack and
evaluate abnormalities, such as an enlarged heart. The
results can be compared to future EKG’s to track changes
in the condition of your heart.
Holter Monitor - If your doctor wants to look further into
possible rhythm problems he may order a Holter Monitor. A Holter Monitor is a portable heart rhythm recorder.
If your doctor suspects a heart rhythm problem, he may
ask you to wear one for a couple of days. An EKG in the
office is just a snapshot in time; this monitor will record
your heart’s electrical activity day and night. The doctor
will probably also ask you to keep a log of your activities
and note any symptoms, like lightheadedness, shortness of
breath or pain and when they occur.
Echocardiogram - Another test often ordered is an
echocardiogram, or “Echo” for short. An Echo uses sound
waves, ultrasound, to generate moving images of the
heart. The test can assess the chambers and valves of your
heart and how well your heart muscle and heart valves are
working. This can be useful in diagnosing and evaluating
several types of heart disease. An Echo can also be useful
in evaluating the effectiveness of treatments for certain
types of heart disease.
Stress Test - By far, the most often ordered test for “new
onset” chest pain is a stress test. A stress test measures
how your heart responds to exertion and whether or not
there is an adequate supply of blood to the heart muscle.
The stress is induced either through exercise or by the use
of chemicals. If you have an exercise stress test, you will
either walk on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike. As
the difficulty increases, an EKG is taken, and your blood
pressure and heart rate are monitored as your heart works
harder and faster. In a nuclear stress test, dyes and X-rays
are used to capture images of blood flow in the heart and
help doctors pinpoint areas where blood flow is reduced.
Photo © Rob
ert Byron/Dre
Cardiac CT - Cardiac Computerized Tomography takes detailed images of the heart and its blood vessels. A computer stacks the images to create a 3-D picture of your heart.
A Cardiac CT can be used to look for plaque or buildup
in the coronary arteries, heart valve problems and other
types of heart disease.
Cardiac Catheterization - If the results of these tests
do not give your doctor a clear idea of what is going on,
she may order a Cardiac Catheterization, or “Heart Cath.”
Cardiac caths are used not only to help diagnose heart
conditions but also to treat some of them. In this test,
the cardiologist guides a narrow tube, called a catheter,
through a large blood vessel in your arm or leg until it
reaches the arteries of your heart. Dye is then injected into
the catheter. This dye is easily seen on an X-ray. This can
reveal the presence, extent and severity of any blockages
in those heart arteries. Treatments such as balloon angioplasty or stenting can be done during this procedure.
Most forms of heart disease are chronic. In the beginning, symptoms may be too mild to affect every day life.
In most cases, with early diagnosis and lifestyle changes,
most symptoms can be kept under control. But, if the heart
begins to “fail,” one may develop shortness of breath,
fatigue or swelling in the ankles, feet, legs or abdomen.
These are all signs of Heart Failure. Heart failure can be
managed with medication, surgery and in certain cases, a
heart transplant.
Next month, we’ll continue our discussion with a look
at treatments for heart disease.
Be Healthy! Be Happy! Stay Fit!
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29th Annual WPA Golf Tourn
July 20 &
Blairsville, P
total of 82 golfers and scores of additional
members and friends of WPA enjoyed
temperate weather, delicious food and
boundless fraternal fellowship during the
29th Annual WPA Golf Tournament and Scholarship
Days held July 20 and 21 at the Chestnut Ridge Golf
Resort & Conference Center in Blairsville, Pa.
Heavy rains Friday afternoon and evening dampened the Tom’s Run Golf Course, but by early Saturday morning the rain stopped and cloudy skies kept
the temperatures at a reasonable level.
Competition among the golfing teams was spirited with a number of teams staying in contention
throughout the day. But, after all the scores were
compiled, the foursome of Ron Solomon, Murray
Sperling, Tom McKee and Rick Madey took first
prize with a score of 56.
In addition to the team prizes, a number of individual prizes were awarded to golfers who won the
various skill shot contests held along the course (see
“The Leader Board” on Page 16).
Once again, no one scored a hole-in-one during
the tournament, so none of the big cash prizes were
awarded. Tony Dodaro, a member of Branch 336
Harrisburg, Pa., won $500 for getting his tee shot
Photos by Jo
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nament & Scholarship Days
& 21, 2012
closest to the pin at Hole #8, which offered a $15,000
prize for a hole-in-one. Several non-members got
their tee shots closer than Tony, but were ineligible to
win on that “big money” hole.
A couple of other big prizes went unclaimed during the weekend’s festivities. Ten lucky contestants,
plus three alternates, all had a chance to win $1,000 at
the annual putting contest held during the golfers reception the evening prior to the tournament. But, no
one could sink the winning putts. As a consolation,
three of their names were pulled at random with
each winning a smaller cash prize: Paulette Daniels
($100), Dave Kozak ($75) and Veronica Garry ($50).
The other big unclaimed prize was $2,500 which
would have been awarded for sinking a 50-foot putt
during the awards barbeque, held at the course immediately following tournament play.
Adding a little extra fun for our young members
was the addition of the “Marshmallow Putting
Contest” held during Friday evening’s reception.
Children were given three chances to see how far
they could hit a marshmallow with a golf putter.
Turns out, they can hit it much further than anyone
thought! Duston Strom of Branch 226 McKeesport,
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Ron Solomon, Murray Sperling,
Tom McKee & Rick Madey
Janet Peternal, Tom Peternal,
Amanda Ott & Ben Rhoads
Robert Harbison, Ed Houseman III,
Tony Dodaro & Tony Ebner
Peg Meyers, Steve Meyers,
Tom Kalupanov & John Toth
Debra Zamberry, Michelle Zamberry,
Jack Kelly & Paul Snyder
Longest Putt (Hole #18)
Ken Milcarzyk & Amanda Ott
Longest Drive Ages 18-59
Corey Ermold & Amanda Ott
Continued from Page 15
Pa., won first prize with a distance of slightly more than 37 feet. Alex
Chobody of Branch 88 Rural Valley, Pa., took second and Matthew
Horvath of Branch 14 Cleveland finished third.
The weekend’s biggest winners were the WPA members who will
receive grants from the William Penn Fraternal Association Scholarship Foundation. All the weekend’s activities benefited the Scholarship Foundation. The weekend raised a total of $17,564 for the foundation. Of that total, $7,125 was raised through donations, the majority
of which were made during the Foundation’s annual meeting held at
Chestnut Ridge on Friday evening. The remainder was raised through
tournament hole sponsorships ($6,900), the Chinese auction ($1,480), a
special electronics auction ($1,404), a 50/50 raffle ($529), Friday evening’s putting contest ($86) and the sale of WPA cookbooks ($40).
The success of this year’s tournament was made possible through
the hard work and dedication of many people. Our heartfelt thanks go
to the National Officers; the Home Office staff; our hole spotters; and
the staff and management of Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort & Conference Center and the Hampton Inn and Suites Blairsville.
Longest Drive Ages 60 & Up
Tom McKee & Paulette Daniels
Closest To Line (Hole #14)
Roger Krawchyk & Peg Meyers
Closest To Pin (Hole #2)
Tom House
Closest To Pin (Hole #11)
Tony Dodaro
Closest To Pin (Hole #16)
Tom Peternal
Hole-in-one contest
Holes #2 - #8 - #11 - #16
No Winners
Closest to Pin - Hole #8
Tony Dodaro - 17’ 6½” - $500
Andrew Sabula - 23’ 0” - $200
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A Special Thank You to Our
We offer our heartfelt thanks
to those members, branches
and friends of our Association
who sponsored holes for this
year’s golf tournament and
donated a total of $6,900.00
for the benefit of the William
Penn Fraternal Association
Scholarship Foundation.
Ambassador Tent Rental
American Hungarian Foundation
Rose P. Antal
James & Ann Ballas
Martha & Art Barillo
Bill Bero & Family
Bethlen Communities
Rev. Joseph & Evelyn Bodnar
Century Interiors
Dennis A. Chobody
Kathy Chobody
Climatech, Inc.
Colasante’s Flowers in the Park
Arlene Csoman
Endre Csoman
Walter Dillen
DiMaio’s Market
First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association
Scholarship Foundation holds annual meeting
BLAIRSVILLE, PA -- The William Penn Fraternal Association Scholarship Foundation held its annual meeting July 20 at the Chestnut
Ridge Golf Resort & Conference Center as part of the 29th Annual William Penn Association Golf Tournament and Scholarship
Days. Those attending the meeting showed their strong support for the Foundation by pledging a total of $7,125 during the meeting.
The funds raised during the meeting were part of the $17,564 raised from all the activities held during the tournament weekend.
Chair of the Board Barbara A. House thanked the members, branches and friends of the Association for their continued support
of the Foundation, especially during these financially difficult times. She also wished to remind those applicants who have not already
done so to submit as soon as possible their latest scholastic record, grade point average, proof of enrollment and, if applicable, SAT
or ACT scores. Applicants who do not submit these required materials by the Sept. 30, 2012, deadline will not be awarded grants.
In other business, the Scholarship Foundation elected 16 WPA members to join the Association’s National Officers and members
of its Board of Directors to serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
Pictured above are the members of the William Penn Fraternal Association Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors for 20122013. They are: (front, l-r) Joanne L. Sedensky, Susan L. Schneider, Caroline Lanzara, Marguerite McNelis, Rebecca Williams, Diane
M. Torma, (back, l-r) Anne Marie Schmidt, Barbara A. House, Mark Schmidt, Richard W. Toth, E. E. (Al) Vargo, William J. Bero,
Katherine E. Novak, J. Alan Gardocky, Richard E. Sarosi, Thomas F. House, Joseph Csoman, Roger G. Nagy, Nickolas M. Kotik,
James W. Robertson, Dennis A. Chobody, Charles S. Johns, George S. Charles Jr., Andrew W. McNelis and Steven F. Charles.
(Not pictured: Gregory G. Nagy, Carol Truesdell, Catherine Ryan and Zita Prowse.)
Hole Sponsors...Köszönöm Szépen!
Noreen Fritz
The Gulyas Pot
The HDH Group
Malvene Heyz
Horovitz, Rudoy & Roteman, LLC
Tom & Barbara House
Indiana Printing & Publishing
Jack Kelly
Nickolas M. Kotik
Shirley J. Kotik
Alexis & David Kozak (Branch 8)
Magyar Marketing
Diane & Marty Malloy
(Convention Connections, Inc.)
Ralph Manning & The Attorneys
of Tucker Arensberg, P.C.
Mark Maskarinec & Lisa Toth-Maskarinec
Andrew W. & Marguerite McNelis
The Helen Molnar Family (Branch 18)
Ernest J. Mozer, Jr.
Roger G. Nagy
Katherine E. Novak
Stephen A. Novak
Oakhurst Tea Room
Alexander Patho Photography
Leslie F. Petras
Jim Robertson
Richard E. Sarosi
Frank Schauer
Anne Marie Schmidt
Slovak Catholic Sokol
Paul Snyder
Alan, Lori, Noah, Jonah & Bridget Szabo
Ruth Toth & Family
Carol & Doug Truesdell
Gary & Roseann Vamos
E. E. (Al) & Betty Vargo
John L. Williams & Ronald J. Florjancic
Rebecca Williams
WPA Branch 1 Bridgeport, CT
WPA Branch 13 Trenton, NJ
WPA Branch 14 Cleveland, OH
WPA Branch 15 Chicago, IL
WPA Branch 16 Perth Amboy, NJ
WPA Branch 18 Lincoln Park, MI
WPA Branch 19 New Brunswick, NJ
WPA Branch 28 Youngstown, OH
WPA Branch 34 Pittsburgh, PA
WPA Branch 89 Homestead, PA
WPA Branch 189 Alliance, OH
WPA Branch 226 McKeesport, PA
WPA Branch 249 Dayton, OH
WPA Branch 296 Springdale, PA
WPA Branch 336 Harrisburg, PA
WPA Branch 8121 St. Marys, PA
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Members get a true taste of Hungary
during week at Scenic View
I WISH TO THANK all those associated with the Hungarian Heritage Experience. I was truly blessed and grateful for the
time I spent at Scenic View. I admit that I was a bit nervous when I arrived, not knowing anyone and unsure of what the
week entailed. It did not take long to feel at ease since everyone was so friendly and helpful.
I was pleased to be able to gain some more knowledge of the Hungarian language which I have been trying to learn for
some time. I also enjoyed learning Hungarian songs, a dance and how to make palacsinta.
The food was delicious (keep the cooks--they were fabulous!), and the evenings were a pleasant way to relax with new
friends. I came home with many good memories. I hope to continue working on my Hungarian so that, next year, I will be
able to converse in Hungarian, at least a little bit. - Marita Maloney
I’VE RETURNED HOME from a week at Scenic View. It was great! I enjoyed it. I appreciated the
warm acceptance I received as a newcomer. I learned much upon which to build as I go forward
in learning the Hungarian language. The food was great, as were the accommodations. All in
all, it was a great week that I thoroughly enjoyed.
As one who has come lately, so to speak, to even begin pursuing a greater understanding and appreciation of my Hungarian heritage, I couldn’t have had a better first immersion
experience than I had this past week.
Thank you for a grand opportunity and a great week! - Frank L. Zeman
Hungarian Heritage Experience
Class of 2012
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When participants of
the Hungarian Heritage Experience gather
on the last night of the
week, they do more
than share a meal;
they celebrate all they
have learned. The students proudly recite
poems, play traditional
melodies on traditional instruments, dance
the csárdás and display
crafts they have created. Even though they
will soon bid each
other farewell, they all
feel forever connected
to each other by the
bonds of their shared
Hungarian heritage.
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Branch News
Branch 10
Barton, OH
Branch 40
Martins Ferry, OH
Branch 248
Monaville, WV
Branch 349
Weirton, WV
Branch 8164
Steubenville, OH
by Joyce Nicholson
Hello from the WPA branches from
Barton, Martins Ferry, Weirton,
Steubenville and Monaville!
We were busy with several
Join Hands Day projects this year
through our branches. We mulched
the trees we planted last year and
planted a few more flowers in the
flower bed at Sam Donaldson Park
in Wintersville. We collected and donated newspapers to be used in the
Hounds Haven animal shelter. We
also collected and donated magazines to those currently residing at
the Country Club Manor Nursing
Another of our Join Hands Day
projects this year was to donate an
auction basket to the Bridgeport
(Ohio) Volunteer Fire & Emergency
Department fundraiser. They rely on
donations and fundraisers to meet
the needs of their department. Chief
Mark Subasic was grateful to WPA
for helping them.
September is going to be a very
busy month. It begins with the WPA
Picnic-A Great Fraternal-Fest at Scenic View on Saturday, Sept. 8. That’s
always an enjoyable time.
That day also happens to be Nick
Toth’s 90th birthday. We wish him a
very happy birthday.
On Sunday, Sept. 16, WPA and
the Ohio Valley Hungarian American Cultural Society will co-host a
fall picnic and bacon roast, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Warren Township Park, Yorkville, Ohio.
Our next branch meeting will
be Sunday, Sept. 30, at 63 Meadow
Lane, Wintersville, Ohio. We’ll
discuss plans for our participation in
WPA’s Holiday Basket program.
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Mark Subasic, chief of the Bridgeport (Ohio) Volunteer Fire & Emergency Department, accepts
from WPA Branch Coordinator Joyce Nicholson a prize basket donated by WPA Branches 10,
40, 248, 349 and 8164. The basket will be a prize in the department’s fundraising auction.
If you have any news you would
like to share, or for information
about branch activities, please call
Joyce Nicholson at 740-264-6238.
Branch 14
Cleveland, OH
by Richard E. Sarosi & Dawn D. Ward
The 29th Annual WPA Golf Tournament & Scholarship Days at Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort & Conference
Center in Blairsville, Pa., was the
place to be on July 21 if you wanted
to avoid the sun and heat.
We had a beautiful cloudy day
with some rain, no sun and much
cooler temperatures that provided
great relief to our golfers and volunteers.
The WPA Home Office staff,
along with the many volunteers
from the branches, conducted a
wonderful weekend filled with
much activity.
The Horvath family from Branch
14 had 13 members present, and
nine were big winners for the raffle,
Chinese Auction and golf. Congratulations to all of the winners at
the golf outing. The family’s lucky
streak began on June 16 when Carol
Horvath was the big winner at the
4th Hungarian Heritage Night
where she won a flat screen TV.
We would like to send get well
wishes to Branch 14 Auditor Virginia Volter who is on a slow road
to recovery. We wish her continued
healing, and we hope to see her at
WPA and Branch 14 functions in the
near future. In addition, we send
get well thoughts and wishes for a
speedy recovery to Arlene Csoman,
wife of National Vice PresidentFraternal Endre Csoman. We hope
to see her up and about real soon.
The Branch 14 bus trip to the
WPA Picnic-A Great Fraternal-Fest
on Saturday, Sept. 8, is ready to go.
The picnic is held at Penn Scenic
View in Rockwood, Pa. For those
who haven’t seen the WPA grounds,
you will be surprised as to the
beautiful location. Your admission
includes an all-you-can-eat chicken
paprikás, mushroom paprikás,
dumplings, gulyás, kolbász, hot
dogs, bacon fry, coffee, soda and
more. There will be games for the
children and dancing. Items for
sale include tickets for the Chinese
auction, palacsinta, funnel cake and
pastries. Seating on the bus is available on a first-come/first-served
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basis. Contact Branch 14 Coordinator Violet Sarosi at 440-248-9012 to
check on available space.
It has been a sad time for many
WPA officers, employees and members. We would like to extend our
deepest sympathy to:
- National Vice President-Secretary Richard W. Toth and Home
Office employee John Toth on the
passing of their mother, Elaine Toth;
- National Director Dennis A.
Chobody and the Chobody family on the passing of Dennis’ sister
Sylvia A. Smith;
- Retired Home Office employee
Gerry Davenport on the passing of
her husband, Glenn Davenport; and
- The family of Branch 59 President/Coordinator Shirley A. Rakoczy-Przywara whom I met on my first
WPA trip to Hungary in 2008.
May they rest in peace, and may
God bless and keep their families in
his loving care.
As we wind down our very hot
summer on the North Coast, many
branch families are preparing for the
new school year. Whether it’s the
first day of school for a five-year old
or the senior year for a college student, the year is usually filled with
anticipation and promise. Good luck
to all our future leaders who are still
in school.
WPA has always supported its
members’ academic pursuits, and
this year is no different. Our Scholarship Foundation has very generously approved grants for a number
of Branch 14 members.
First-time recipients who have
already submitted their requirements are Kelly Klecan, Michael Lott,
Nathan Polgar, August Scarpelli and
Joseph Zupan.
Scholarship renewal recipients
include Kevin Corrigan-Mook,
Gerald Hiteman, Maranda Keeney,
Amy Koehler, Tiffany Kovach, Irene
Moeller, Victoria Polgar, Hannah
Rohrer, Taylor Uveges, James Wherley, Tess Wright, and Brian Haynes.
We will have more to report next
month as soon as remaining potential recipients submit their outstanding required documents.
Congratulations to all of the recipients. These young adults are the
future of our organization, and we
are proud to have them as members.
After summer recess, our next
branch meeting will be held
Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at
the Bethlen Hall of the First Hungarian Reformed Church, located at
14530 Alexander Road, Walton Hills.
All adult members are welcome and
encouraged to attend.
Branch 18
Lincoln Park, MI
by Barbara A. House
Summer is almost over. I know
many of us are very happy. This one
has been a scorcher. Think of fall
and sweaters. I can’t wait.
Something else I can’t wait for is
our annual Hungarian Picnic. I am
looking forward to seeing all of you.
I hope you have us on your schedule.
Our bus will have 34 overnight attendees. My brother Joe and his wife
Wanda are coming from Mississippi
to be on our bus. Hmmm. What can
we do to initiate them? I’m sure I’ll
think of something. We promise you
the time of your life.
Later in the month, some of us
lucky ones are going to Europe.
We didn’t go last year, and I was
so sorry. This year we are visiting
Prague as well as Hungary. I’m told
Prague is as lovely as Hungary. I’ll
let you know, but I doubt it. We are
so looking forward to this trip and
seeing old and new friends.
Branch 18 will resume our meetings on Sept. 5, at 7:00 p.m. at the
Hungarian American Cultural Center on Goddard Road. We welcome
your input for our “Charities of the
Month” and future trips. Please plan
on joining us.
Branch 18 will sponsor an overnight junket to Soaring Eagle on Oct.
15 and 16. Cost per attendee is $75.
Please let me know a.s.a.p. if you
would like to join us.
Our annual family Christmas
party will be held Nov. 25 at a new
location. Watch your mail and future branch articles for more information.
Congratulations to all our scholarship winners. You all make us
so proud. Among the recipients
selected this year from Branch 18 are
Jacob Atnip, Ashley Haas, Samantha
Jackson, and Kyle Molnar. We are
looking forward to all the wonderful things you are going to do and
report back to me, so that I can share
them with all our members. Good
luck! Our prayers and love go with
Happy birthday to E.E. (Al)
Vargo, Bishop Wolfe, Toni Garafalo,
Kathy Novak, Mrs. Judit Borsay,
Chef Béla (Bill Vasvary), Krista
Broderick and Wanda Gall. Happy
anniversary to Jason and Kristin
Wolfe. You are all such special
people. May you all celebrate many
Get well Art Antal, Julius (Deac)
Sabo and Emma Poliska. Get well
real soon.
A special WPA welcome to Ann
Morich. Great to have you on our
team. Okay, Bob, you’re next.
Remember all our deceased
members and their families in your
prayers, especially Margaret Madaras. May they rest in peace.
WPA was well represented at the
Kalman Balogh Trio concert at the
Rhapsody Restaurant. This was one
of the very best groups we have ever
heard. The meal, as usual, was super.
If this trio will be in your area, be
sure to see them. You will be so glad
you did.
Remember the annual pig roast
at the Hungarian American Cultural
Center on Sept. 15. This is always a
fun event.
The Hungarian Arts Club White
Rose Ball will be held on Feb. 2, 2013.
The Club is searching for girls of
Hungarian descent to be debutantes.
Male escorts are also needed. WPA
National Vice President-Fraternal
Endre Csoman will be the guest of
honor. Call Linda Enyedi for more
information at 248-352-0927.
If you ever find yourself feeling
a little down or discouraged, remember this: just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she
became a butterfly.
Tommy and I have an anniversary this month. We are thrilled to
be celebrating it in Europe on Sept.
24. Happy 46th (OMG!) anniversary,
Tommy, and much love.
Have a wonderful month. If you
need me for anything, you only have
to call me at either 313-418-5572 or
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Branch 129
Pittsburgh, PA
Columbus, OH
by Debbie Lewis
Hello, all, from Columbus, Ohio.
September usually signifies the
beginning of the school year. Please
watch your speed in school zones.
Children sometimes forget to look
both ways before crossing streets.
Help them to stay safe.
Our next branch meeting will
be Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 4:30 p.m.
at Plank’s Cafe, 743 Parsons Ave.,
Columbus. We hope more members
attend. Hope to see you there.
Just a reminder about the 12th
Annual WPA Picnic on Sept. 8. If
you have never attended, it is a great
fraternal event with plenty of food,
music, dancing, raffles amd other
The Hungarian Reformed Church
located at 365 Woodrow Ave. in
Columbus will be having another
Soup & Learn Program hosted by
the Hungarian Culture Association
on Sunday, Sept. 9, after the 10:00
a.m. church service. Soup is served
at 11:15 a.m. and the 90-minute program starts around 11:40 a.m. The
topic will be: “Why Did So Many
Nobel Prize Winners Graduate from
Fasori Gimnazium in Budapest?”
The next program is scheduled for
Sunday, Oct. 14.
The Explorers Club restaurant
located at 1586 S. High St. in Columbus hosts a Hungarian Night on the
second Wednesday of each month
from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Ten percent
of all dinner sales will be donated
to the Hungarian Village Society.
Come out and help support them.
We extend congratulations to
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by Marguerite McNelis
What a hot summer it’s been. I feel
as if I live in California or Florida. I
hope we will have a nice fall and a
pleasant Labor Day.
Please take a moment and pray
for all our service men and women,
especially those in harm’s way.
We had a good turnout this year
at the annual WPA golf tournament.
Tom’s Run is a very competitive
course. It drizzled in the morning,
but dried up and wasn’t too warm.
The food served at the barbeque
after golf was delicious. There were
great baskets and other special raffle
items. Thank you officers and staff
at the Home Office for your help.
The Hungarian Heritage Experience had a great turn out again this
year. It was sold out again. Good
news sure does travel and it certainly is a great fraternal activity. You
learn or brush up on Hungarian at
a pretty location, meet new people
and are fed great food. What more
can you ask for? A special thank you
to all the attendees, the great teachers, cooks, and of course, Endre and
Donovan McNelis was named
to the Football University top gun
academy. He was among 350 boys
nationwide to be invited to this
ESPN-sponsored camp. Donovan
was also asked to attend the top 50
in the US for the National Underclassmen Combine. He was the only
14-year-old to get the invitation.
Way to go, grandson! We are very
proud of you.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the WPA Picnic on Sept 8.
Happy and healthy birthday
wishes go out to everyone celebrating in September, especially my
daughter-in-law Valerie, my niece
Nicole and great-niece Gabrielle.
Glad that you are doing so much
better after your accident, Becky.
If you have any news you would
like to share, please contact Andy
McNelis at 412-421-6031. For information about WPA life insurance
and annuity policies, please contact
Branch Coordinator Maria Bistey at
A date to remember
Deadline for submissions to our
magazine is the 10th day of each
month. If you have any questions,
please contact John E. Lovasz tollfree at 1-800-848-7366, ext. 135.
[email protected]
all those celebrating birthdays and
anniversaries this month. Congratulations also to all that have new additions to their families.
We would like to send get well
wishes to all who have been sick or
hospitalized. Hope all have a speedy
We wish to extend our sympathy
to all who have recently lost a loved
one. Keep all in your thoughts and
For all your life insurance and
annuity needs, please contact Arpad
Sibrik at 614-231-8024 or Debbie
Lewis at 614-875-9968.
If you have any news you would
like to share, please contact Branch
Coordinator Debbie Lewis, at 614875-9968 or email [email protected]
Branch 132
South Bend, IN
by the Branch 132 Officers
On July 21, Our Lady of Hungary
Church held its annual Summer
Festival. It started with a Mass at the
church, followed by music and good
food, including lángos, kifli, kalács,
gulyás, and chicken paprikás along
with some Mexican dishes. A good
time was had by all. The committee
did a good job.
Our branch picnic was held July
29 at Potawatomi Park. It was a
nice day with temperatures in the
80’s and not humid. It was good to
see members of our co-ed softball
team and many of our friends. The
Bralicks come every year, and it
was good to see them along with
Erv and Theresa Novaczewski, Jim
Berta and his wife, Anna, and Don
Czajkowski, Helen Pecsi, President
Mike Horvath, John Burus and
family and others. The chicken and
sausage were delicious along with
corn on the cob, creamed cucumbers
and many salads and deserts. Anna
Czajkowski made her famous poppy
seed cake.
Our co-ed softball team finished
the season with 11 wins and three
losses. The losses were by one or
two runs. Congratulations to our
Our condolences to the family of
Elizabeth Gerencser. May she rest in
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Branch 249
Dayton, OH
by Mark Schmidt
Well, summer will soon be officially
over. School has started up again
and vacations are a memory, but the
fall festivities are just beginning full
Our summer memories include
the annual dinner commemorating
St. Stephen of Hungary’s Feast Day
at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church,
Aug. 26, followed by a branch meeting. Many WPA members enjoyed
the traditional chicken paprikás
dinner with cucumber salad and
Hungarian pastries. Thank you to all
the ladies for the delicious food, and
a special thank you goes to BranchPresident Michele Daley-LaFlame
for organizing this event.
We also had the first WPA Branch
249-sponsored Dayton Dragons
Minor League Baseball game Aug.
30. This outing saw 19 WPA members and Hungarian friends enjoy
a wonderful night of baseball. We
had special left field seating in the
“Dragon’s Lair” which included a
limited edition baseball hat. A great
time was had by all.
Now, to the fall festivities. On
Sept. 8 we’ll be at the fun-filled
WPA Picnic-A Great Fraternal-Fest
at Scenic View. If you haven’t been
to the Picnic, please make a special
effort to attend this year. Enjoy allyou-can-eat Hungarian food, raffles,
music, dancing, Chinese auction,
children’s games, activities, fishing,
crafts and more. And don’t forget
the beautiful Scenic View grounds.
This is a wonderful opportunity to
meet many Hungarians from across
the country celebrating their heritage.
St. Stephen of Hungary Church
will host a narrative about Louis
Kossuth, presented by Ohio Northern University, at 1:00 p.m. on Sept.
23. This historical program will
highlight Kossuth’s message of revolutionary Hungary and it’s similarities to the pre-Civil war struggles in
the United States. This is a history
lesson you will not want to miss.
The annual Grape Festival Dance
will be held at Old Troy Pike Community Church’s Kossuth Hall on
Saturday, Sept. 29. Dinners will be
available at 6:00 p.m. and the dance
will follow. BYOB. For reservations,
please call Irene Fulop-Heckman at
Our Branch 249 fall cabbage roll
sale will be Thursday, Sept. 27 from
1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Cost is $2 each. Please
place your orders by calling Michele
Daley-LaFlame at 937-278-5970 or
Anne Marie Schmidt at 937-667-1211.
For information about WPA life
insurance, please contact Mark and
Anne Marie Schmidt at 937-6671211 or Michele Daley-LaFlame at
937-278-5970. For information about
annuity plans, contact Anne Marie
Branch 296
Springdale, PA
by Mary Ann Kelly-Lovasz
Well, we are heading into Fall. Labor
Day is behind us, and it’s back to
school for so many.
Congratulations to all of our
Branch 296 student members
receiving WPA scholarship grants.
They’ve certainly worked hard, and
we wish them great success throughout the 2012-2013 academic year.
For our high school seniors, beginning in January, look in William
Penn Life or on the WPA website to
apply for the William Penn Fraternal
Association Scholarship Grant, and
don’t delay. Your turn is coming
before you realize.
The 12th annual WPA Picnic-A
Great Fraternal-Fest will be held
Sept. 8 at Scenic View. We offer a
tremendous “thank you” to everyone who has a hand in making this a
successful event year after year.
Most of you may not be aware
that I am not of Hungarian ancestry; however, I enjoy attending and
participating in these events. It’s
the sight of the Magyar market, the
lilting, sometimes weeping sounds
of the violin and the trembling of the
cimbalom that can stir the heart of
anyone, Hungarian or not. Watching
the young dancers interpreting the
music while wearing their authentic
costumes is always a treat, as well.
Seeing them in action is a testament
to preservation of the Magyar heri-
Then, of course, there is the food!
My Irish ancestors are not known for
their culinary feats, so biting into a
garlicky kolbász, waiting in line for
mushroom paprikás and tasting a
cheese or lekvar-filled palacsinta are
things I really look forward to.
But, most of all, it’s the camaraderie that I see at our picnic. If Aruba
is the place “where happiness lives,”
this could be the place where happiness picnics.
So, if you have never been to our
WPA picnic or visited Scenic View,
then you’ve got to make plans to attend this year.
We extend smiles and get well
wishes to our long-time member and
friend Helen Gosciejew.
Also, we’d like to congratulate
Branch Treasurer Antoinette (Toni)
Kosheba who is newly retired from
PNC Bank. When she left a message
with Diane Torma, she said that she
is “celebrating like crazy!” It was
obvious that Toni had a huge smile
on her face as she was saying that.
Toni, a job well done! May you enjoy
many blissful years of retirement.
As always, if you have any
branch news that you would like to
share, contact me at: [email protected] or at 724-274-5318.
Don’t forget about our awesome
and outgoing agent, Noreen Fritz.
She’s got the answers to all of your
life insurance and annuity questions.
She can be reached at 412-821-1837
or at [email protected]
Looking forward to seeing you at
our next branch meeting on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:00 p.m. at King’s
Restaurant in New Kensington.
Branch 352
Coraopolis, PA
by Dora S. McKinsey
The beginning of fall will arrive soon
and with it, we hope, cooler temperatures. This sure has been a hot, dry
summer at least in the Pittsburgh
area. Labor Day on Sept. 3 unofficially closes the summer season.
Autumn officially begins Sept. 22.
September is, of course, the
month we hold the annual WPA
Picnic-A Great Fraternal-Fest. The
picnic is being held on Sept. 8, and
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each year the number of people who
attend increases. If you’re in the
mood for some good old-fashioned
Hungarian music, then please try to
attend the picnic. Of course, terrific
food and good fellowship are other
reasons to attend the picnic; there
will be an overabundance of each.
We will also have a fishing contest
again at the lake along with a fishing
pond at the children’s area. Hope to
see you there!
The Flight 93 Memorial is not
too far away from Scenic View. It is
truly inspirational. Since you will be
in the area, please try to stop by the
memorial and pay homage to those
who sacrificed their lives so that others might live. This year is the 11th
anniversary of 9/11.
We are happy to report on those
Branch 352 college-bound students
who are recipients of a WPA scholarship this year. They are: Matthew
R. Lantz, Ross J. Lantz, Gabrielle
M. Maldonato, Garrett Parsons,
Alayna M. Pirrung and Lauren N.
Smith. Congratulations to you and
to all those students who received a
scholarship. May success follow you
in whatever you plan to study.
Happy birthday to all those celebrating a birthday this month. May
you be blessed with many more, and
may all of them be healthy.
We offer our condolences to
anyone who has lost a loved one
If you need help with any life
insurance question, whether it is to
change a beneficiary or to report a
lost policy, please contact me at 412319-7116 or by email at [email protected] I will be happy to assist
Branch 800
Altoona, PA
by Vincent Frank
With the arrival and enjoyment of
the autumn season on Sept. 22, we
welcome another season of football
and the colors of the fall leaves turning red, orange and gold. It’s a great
time for walking in state parks.
Many travelers have read about
the fall beauty in Pennsylvania, and
will be coming here to enjoy the
scenery. We welcome them all and
wish them a happy autumn season.
Plans are under way for our
branch’s annual Christmas party in
December. More on this in the next
branch report.
Our branch meetings will resume
on Monday, Oct. 8. Remember, as a
member, you are most welcome to
attend and have input in the meetings and planning of future branch
activities. All branch meetings begin
at 7:00 p.m.
Patrick Kapfhammer was the
branch’s monetary award winner
in religion classes at Bishop High
Enjoy a taste of Hungary today!
The Official WPA Cookbook
(includes shipping & handling)
For your copy, make your check payable to
“WPFA Scholarship Foundation” and mail to:
WPA Cookbook,William Penn Association
709 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
All proceeds benefit the William Penn Fraternal Association
Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
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School in Altoona. He and his mother
from Dysant, Pa., stopped at my
home to pick up the issue of William
Penn Life that featured his picture and
an article about him. They expressed
thanks to the branch.
Some of our branch members have
moved to new addresses. If you’re
one of them, please make sure you
notify either the Home Office or Bob
Jones in Altoona at 814-942-2661 of
your new address. It is very important that your records are kept up
to date. It helps the Home Office
to speed up the processing of any
claims or inquiries you may have.
Branch 8121
St. Marys, PA
by Mary Lou Schutz
During our regular business meeting
on July 11, the members of Branch
8121 decided to sponsor a hole at
this year’s WPA Golf Tournament
and Scholarship Days. We hope all
who attended had an enjoyable time.
We also made plans for our annual branch picnic to be held Aug. 1
at Hoss’ Restaurant in St. Marys.
We express our condolences to
the family of fellow Branch member
Alvin Hoffman. Our branch made a
memorial donation to Our Lady of
Victory Homes of Charity in Lackawanna, N.Y., in memory of Alvin.
May he rest in peace.
Puzzle Contest #87 with Lizzy Cseh
Fraternal Fest Time!
It is hard to believe another summer has come and gone.
Before the leaves turn to vibrant reds and yellows, or the winds
of the north begin to chill our bones, make sure you mark your
calendar for the WPA Picnic-A Great Fraternal-Fest on Saturday, Sept. 8. Scenic View is nestled in the Laurel Highlands of
Southwestern Pennsylvania. If traveling east, take the Donegal
Exit off the turnpike. From there, a short and picturesque drive
brings you to the meticulously maintained facility.
Over 100 volunteers spend countless hours cooking, cleaning
and getting the camp ready for the huge crowd that attends
this gala event. Several busloads of WPA members come to enjoy the entire afternoon and listen and dance to the world class
music of the George Batyi/Alex Udvary Zene. You can hear a
csárdás or halgató. The melodious sound of the hegedű or
haunting twang of the cimbalom reminds us of the music of our
homeland as harmonious melodies resonate through the camp.
Enjoy a cold glass of sör or stop by and say, “Éljen A
Magyar” to my family and have a toast of Tokaji bor with my
édes apa and édes anya.
See the vast array of Magyar items the many vendors have
for sale. Ride the giant hay wagon pulled by a mighty tractor as
it chugs its way up to the top of the hill.
Remember to purchase the tickets for the Chinese auction.
There are dozens of beautifully themed baskets filled with
wonderful treasures. Last year, I was lucky enough to receive
a bronze colored Coach Wallet that I still use to this day. Of
course, all the proceeds from the auction go to the benefit of
the scholarship fund. I want to thank every person and branch
for their donations of baskets and ticket purchases.
Don’t forget the FOOD. It is all great!
If the Fraternal-Fest doesn’t quench your thirst for Hungarian celebration, the next day (Sunday, Sept. 9) a short drive
to Northeastern Ohio will bring to you not one, but two more
super Hungarian events: the 26th Annual Youngstown Hungarian Heritage Day and, a little further down the road, the Szüreti
Mulatság at the Hungarian Cultural Center of Northeastern
Ohio in Hiram, Ohio.
There are 18 clues for the September puzzle. Good Luck,
and see you at the Fraternal-Fest!
Éljen a Magyar,
Erzsi Cseh (Lizzy Check)
Puzzle Contest #84
The winners of our Puzzle Contest #84 were drawn
Aug. 6, 2012, at the Home Office. Congratulations to:
Margaret Ellis, Br. 28 Youngstown, OH
Thelma J. Gatesman, Br. 8114 Clarion, PA
Clara Slack, Br. 48 New York, NY
Helen R. Slaninka, Br. 296 Springdale, PA
Each won $50 for their correct entry.
Fraternal-Fest Time Word List
State:Zip Code:
WPA Certificate No.:
1.ALL WPA Life Benefit Members are eligible to enter.
2. Complete the word search puzzle correctly.
3. Mail your completed puzzle, along with your name, address,
phone number, email address, and WPA Certificate Number, to:
709 Brighton Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
4. Entries must be received at the Home Office by Oct. 31, 2012.
5. Four winners will be drawn from all correct entries on or about
Nov. 5, 2012, at the Home Office. Each winner will receive $50.
William Penn Life
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In Memoriam
We ask you to pray for
the eternal rest of all
our recently departed
members listed below:
JULY 2012
Iris E. Feliu
Marian H. Fontaine
John Puruczky, Sr.
Mary Moll
Francis J. Branic
William Cumber, Jr.
Frank Denes
Mary M. Few
Clair D. Miller
Gloria E. Demos
John J. Tartol
Margaret Madaras
Irene Balint
Helen Grover
Daniel Kalosky
Edward S. Kalosky
Mary Genesse
Konrad Six
Dewey Andrews, Jr.
Shirley A. Przywara
Michael J. Caroccia, Sr.
Mary Pinter
Frances A. Judge
Sylvester A. Knapp
Mary Jane Vongeis
William K. Gecsei
Robert F. Farkas
George Novak
Dennis S. Burlikowski
Richard A. Schawalder
Frank P. Breitenbach
Cyril B. Axmacher
Michael V. Royals
Boris Konon
Ralph J. Judy
Recent Donations
Donations Through
Premium Payments
Additional Donations
JULY 2012
Branch - Donor - Amount
1 - Mary E. Gilbert DeFeo - $1.00
8 - Andy W. Tomko - $3.00
14 - Kathleen Battles - $11.65
14 - Cynthia L. Smith - $10.00
26 - Joan M. Gualtieri - $1.00
28 - Wesley A. Spencer - $2.00
28 - Rebecca A. Spencer - $2.00
28 - Russell A. Lowery - $5.00
28 - Albert E. Schmalzried Jr. - $10.00
34 - Harold E. Shoup - $5.00
44 - Matthew J. Lower - $25.00
44 - Tyler J. Lower - $25.00
44 - Elizabeth S. Ernst - $28.00
59 - Stephen J. Gall Jr. - $4.15
88 - Alexander Zona Jr. - $5.10
89 - Carissa R. Debreczeni - $4.20
98 - Ashley J. Ermold - $5.00
129 - Edward J. Kennedy - $10.00
129 - Elizabeth J. Kennedy - $10.00
129 - Amy E. Deeds - $2.00
226 - John T. Benedek - $50.00
226 - Timothy R. Holtzman - $1.40
226 - Carol S. Burlikowski - $5.00
226 - Robert W. Serena - $5.00
296 - Brittany A. Brasiola - $25.00
336 - Ernest B. Molnar - $2.62
352 - John P. McKinsey Jr. - $1.32
352 - Dora S. McKinsey - $4.98
352 - Veronica A. Kochinski - $20.00
8019 - Sarah Pace - $50.00
8036 - Steven W. Savage - $5.00
8036 - Cathy J. Savage - $5.00
8075 - Diane Fala Klingner - $2.13
8286 - Gary Curzi - $5.00
8286 - Katherine A. Schaefer - $5.00
TOTAL for Month = $356.55
º September 2012 º
JULY 2012
Donor - Amount
Gabriel C. & Louise C. Amato - $5.00
James & Lori Farkas - $50.00
Barb Hancharik - $5.00
Alex Z. Huber - $25.00
Br. 28 Youngstown, OH - $25.00
(Donations from Lakeside
Captains ballgame attendees)
WPA Cookbook Sales - $250.00
TOTAL for Month = $360.00
Donations In Memoriam
JULY 2012
Donor - Amount
(In Memory of)
Greg & Jana Berggren - $25.00
(Elaine M. Toth)
William J. Bero - $50.00
(Sylvia Smith)
Tony & Kathleen Chiofolo - $50.00
(Konrad Six)
Beatrice Ferry - $10.00
(Konrad Six)
Frank & Sally Duer - $25.00
(Elaine M. Toth)
Malvene C. Heyz - $25.00
(Elaine M. Toth)
M/M Thomas F. House - $25.00
(Sally Balint Kaczmar)
M/M Thomas F. House - $50.00
(Shirley Pryzwara)
M/M Thomas F. House - $50.00
(Sylvia Smith)
M/M John E. Lovasz - $25.00
(Elaine M. Toth)
Vicki R. Milliken - $50.00
(Elaine M. Toth)
Bert & Julia Olah - $25.00
(Elaine M. Toth)
Helen Rocco - $10.00
(Konrad Six)
Richard E. Sarosi - $25.00
(Sylvia A. Smith)
Virginia Six - $30.00
(Konrad Six)
M/M John D. Stouffer - $25.00
(Konrad Six)
TOTAL for Month = $500.00
William Penn Life
Donations Received
From WPA 29th Annual
Golf Tournament
Received as of July 31, 2012
Donor - Amount
(In Memory of, if applicable)
William J. Bero - $100.00
(Benjamin Bero)
William J. Bero - $50.00
(Karen S. Johns)
M/M Dennis A. Chobody - $200.00
Endre Csoman - $100.00
Joseph Csoman - $100.00
Tony Dodaro - $20.00
(Mike Summers & Lewis Gingerich)
J. Alan Gardocky - $100.00
Robert Harbison - $40.00
(Mike Summers & Lewis Gingerich)
Carol A. Horvath - $150.00
(Lou Horvath Branch 14)
Barbara A. House - $150.00
(Joseph F. Gall)
Thomas F. House - $100.00
(Mary & Charles House)
Ed Houseman III - $20.00
(Mike Summers & Lewis Gingerich)
Thomas Kapulanov - $100.00
Anna Kertesz - $100.00
Nickolas M. Kotik - $100.00
(Mike & Mary Kotik)
Shirley J. Kotik - $100.00
(Betty Masterson, Mother)
Alexis Kozak - $100.00
(Sandor Yuhas)
Harold S. Krawchyk - $100.00
Caroline Lanzara - $100.00
(John Lanzara, Jr. & Kathy Sarosi)
Marguerite McNelis - $100.00
(Andrew & Maria Vamos)
Gregory Nagy - $100.00
(Donna Nagy)
Roger G. Nagy - $100.00
(Donna Nagy)
Sarah Nagy - $25.00
(Donna Nagy)
Katherine E. Novak - $100.00
(Deceased Family Members)
Stephen A. Novak - $50.00
(Deceased Family Members)
Ernest & Violet Sarosi - $100.00
(Kathleen Violet Sarosi)
Richard E. Sarosi - $100.00
(Kathleen Violet Sarosi)
Anne Marie Schmidt - $100.00
Mark C. Schmidt - $100.00
Susan L. Schneider - $100.00
(William A. & Betty M. Schneider)
JoAnne L. Sedensky - $100.00
(Julius Sedensky)
Paul & Andrea Snyder - $100.00
M/M John J. Torma Jr. - $100.00
M/M John J. Torma Jr. - $50.00
(Ernie Kedves)
M/M John J. Torma Jr. - $50.00
(Terry Dillen)
E. E. (Al) Vargo - $100.00
Br. 1 Bridgeport, CT - $100.00
(Deceased Members)
Br. 14 Cleveland, OH - $100.00
Br. 18 Lincoln Park, MI - $125.00
Br. 28 Youngstown, OH - $150.00
(Deceased Br. 28 Members)
Br. 34 Pittsburgh, PA - $100.00
(Deceased Members of Br. 34)
Br. 71 Duquesne, PA - $100.00
(Deceased Members)
Br. 249 Dayton, OH - $100.00
(Deceased Members of Br. 249)
Br. 296 Springdale, PA - $100.00
(Deceased Br. 296 Members)
Br. 8020 McKees Rocks, PA - $100.00
(Bill & Verna Arbanas)
Br. 8340 Baltimore, MD - $25.00
(Deceased Members)
TOTAL = $4,305.00
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