FCSLA 2014 Junior Fraternalist of the Year:
Rachael is a member of Jr. Branch 157 and serves on the Jr. Advisory Board. Whenever she is called upon to help at Sr. or Jr. branch activities she is there! Ready to do what is needed such as assisting in wrapping gifts for needy children in the Head Start Program, entertain and distribute gifts to residents in a local nursing home, assisted in their Join Hands Day project of washing cars along with the Leo Club.
In addition to being active with her FCSLA branch she is also a lector and altar server. During Lent she helped make dinner rolls for those visiting the parish. Rachael is involved with the preparation of the parish grounds and set-up for the parish picnic as well as working the game stands. She helped prepare meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House, assists in preparing baskets for parish shut-ins, served at a dinner fundraiser to benefit the Finleyville Food Bank. She worked a Craft Fair to benefit a young parishioner with Mitochondrial Disease (which raised $10,000).
Rachael also participates in the Girl Scout Day Camp and helps the younger girls with crafts, earned a Silver Award for planning and completing a 60 hour service project of adopting a local nursing home, making crafts and gifts for the residents as well as visiting at least once a month over a six month period. As a band member, she participates in entertaining & honoring veterans and retirement village residents. She also does seasonal performances at local churches.
Rachael is the daughter of Robert & Flora Funtal and has an older brother Andrew. In her free time she takes dance twice a week, is on a competition dance team and plays volleyball.
Rachael was nominated by S-088 branch officer Dorothy Urbanowicz: "A student providing this much service certainly deserves this recognition."
FCSLA congratulates Rachael for representing our younger generation of members. Rachael and members like her are the future of FCSLA. We are very proud to have Rachael as our member and as our 2014 Jr. Fraternalist of the Year Award Winner. May God watch over her and all her future endeavors.
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