First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Leadership Responds to Coronavirus
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The President's Message:
As we enter the next phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) national emergency, we at First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association are following the guidelines of our state officials and participating in the Restart Ohio program. The health and safety of our members, employees, producers, all officers, and everyone in our community continue to be our primary concern. Our home office in Beachwood, Ohio is now open as of May 4, 2020, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Most of our dedicated employees will gradually return to our office and the rest of the employees will continue to work remotely, so if a member, agent, recommender or visitor needs service please contact us by telephone so we can assist you. We appreciate your patience during these times, and are proud of keeping business as usual, as much as possible.
We recommend that branch and district leaders follow your state guidelines to see if events need to be postponed and/or cancelled and rescheduled. We encourage you to continue to communicate by phone or other electronic means until we return to a more "normal" state of affairs in this great country of ours, the United States of America.
Our Task Force made up of Karen Jakubowski (or designee), Head of Human Resources, Chair and the other key members of our management team are working with me on Restart Ohio as this emergency evolves. FCSLA has a Business Continuity Plan and a Disaster Recovery Plan that would be triggered in case of a natural disaster or a specific instance affecting our ability to conduct our operations out of the home office. These plans have been used in conjunction with our Task Force recommendations so we can continue to service the needs of our members and our producers.
My heartfelt thanks go out to all who have dedicated much time and effort to develop our phased in plans and for our conscientious efforts in their implementation so far. I am proud of all these efforts, especially of all those essential workers who have come into the home office for essential duties. I invite you to read the other messages from my colleagues on the website as well.
We are grateful for your trust, confidence, and loyalty as we navigate through this current crisis. We have weathered many storms and challenges in our 128-year history, including the 1918 Flu Epidemic, the Great Depression and World War II, we will weather this challenge with grit and courage too! We have been fortunate to have many great leaders and we are strong both financially and fraternally. With a membership base of 109,000 members, FCSLA's assets exceed $1 Billion and our surplus is over $107 Million.
May you and yours be safe and keep healthy in these challenging times. You can count on FCSLA to be here for you!
Cynthia M. Maleski
National President (CEO)
FCSLA Honors Saint Ann for
Her Special Feast Day
National President Cynthia Maleski presented a wreath today honoring our patron, Saint Ann. Saint Ann has been the Patron Saint of First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association since 1892. The wreath was presented on behalf of all living and deceased members of First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, and it was placed at the restored statue of her image in the recently renovated courtyard on our home office grounds. National President Cynthia Maleski led a small gathering, including officers Kim Graham, National Secretary, Stephen Hudak, National Treasurer, and several employees in reciting a special prayer to Saint Ann. The wreath presentation was done in accordance with CDC guidelines and Ohio advisories and orders during this COVID 19 pandemic.
From the Desk of Our National President:
Cynthia M. Maleski
Greetings fellow officers and members:
Hopefully, we are all safe, healthy and adhering to our local advisories and guidelines during this COVID-19 pandemic.
We conducted two successful telephonic meetings with the district presidents during the last week of August 2020 to provide them with an update of where we are as an association both financially and fraternally at the end 2019 up to and including June 30, 2020. It was inspiring to me, as they listened intently and asked relevant, timely questions. I am proud of their service and dedication to FCSLA, as I am with you as branch leaders!
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. We encourage you and members of your branch and families to consider an additional purchase of insurance from FCSLA, as many of the policies were purchased in smaller face amounts years ago. We have excellent quality products. Also, please consider making a referral through our Family and Friends Referral Program.
Take care and stay safe, as we celebrate the birthday of Our Lady on September 8th. This very ancient feast was already solemnized in the 7th century. We also celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15th. The Seven Sorrows are the prophecy of Simeon, the flight into Egypt, the three days loss of Jesus in the temple, the meeting with Jesus carrying His cross, His death on Calvary, His being taken down from the cross, and His burial in the tomb. As we contemplate all these things, let us be led to a fuller life.
We celebrate Labor Day on September 7th, which is a day when we pay tribute to the hard-working men and women of our country. We continue to celebrate the values of strength, diligence and solidarity that every working woman and man contributes to the fabric of our great nation. Wishing each of you a Happy Labor Day, as well!
Fraternal Life Insurance And Annuities
With over 108,000 members, the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association (FCSLA) is a fraternal benefit society that ranks among the top fraternal societies active in the United States today. Since its founding in 1892 in Cleveland, Ohio, FCSLA has grown to provide licensed financial products in 48 states and Washington, D.C. Membership and its benefits are available to all Christians living in the United States. Discover the fraternal advantage discover the FCSLA!
The primary concerns of First Catholic Slovak
Ladies Association are:
FCSLA offers modern life
insurance protection at attractive premiums
for the entire family.
Caring for Others
This concern is expressed in a variety
of ways, such as by visiting the sick, assistance
helping needy members, and by many other methods
that say we are brothers
and sisters trying to follow Christ's examples.
Involving Young People
FCSLA actively involves our young members with
scholarship programs, a variety of contests (such
as photo, essay and art), Christmas parties, and
Join Hands Day activities.
Our motto is, "For God and Country." It
is part of all of our meetings
With over 500 branches across the United States, FCSLA members meet
regularly to socialize, plan special projects and elect officers.
First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association
24950 Chagrin Blvd.
Beachwood, Ohio 44122-5634