FCSLA In the Community
Fraternalist of the Year - 2012
The First Catholic
Slovak Ladies Association is proud to announce the selection of
Rosemary T. Gay from Kansas City, KS as our association's 2012
Fraternalist of the Year. Her profile has been sent to the American
Fraternal Alliance to be considered for national recognition. The
2012 American Fraternal Alliance’s Fraternalist of the Year Award
will be announced and honored at the 126th Annual Meeting to be held
in New Orleans, LA in September.
Rosemary is a
widow with three grown daughters. She has five grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren who are all members of Branch S-211 or
J-176. She is very committed to her FCSLA Senior Branch and
volunteers tirelessly. She encourages her family to participate in
all FCSLA activities. She also encourages them to volunteer at their
church and in their community.
Rosemary assists the
Junior Branch Officers preparing activities for the younger members.
volunteers for many charitable and benevolent causes in her
community. She is a lifelong member of Saints Cyril and Methodius
Slovak Catholic Church where she serves as a Lector and Eucharistic
Minister. She visits the sick and distributes communion to
parishioners who are home bound, in the hospital or nursing homes.
volunteers at the Strawberry Hill Museum. She promotes the Slovak
Heritage along with explaining the culture and customs in many
received a grant from the Kansas University to further her studies in
the Slovak Institute in Bratislava.
nominated by her Branch S-211, Secretary Theresa Planac who describes
Rosemary as a person most deserving of this award.
congratulates Rosemary T. Gay for receiving this well deserved
recognition. She is a wonderful example of our “fraternal spirit”
as she continues to make a difference in her family, the FCSLA,
church and community. We are very proud to have Rosemary represent
us as our “2012 Fraternalist of the Year”.
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