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Table Of Contents Introduction .......................................................................................................2 Official Falcon Seal ...........................................................................................3 A Brief History of the Polish Falcons ...............................................................4 A Falcon Lexicon ..............................................................................................8 PFA National Officers & Directors .................................................................10 PFA District Presidents....................................................................................12 PFA District Officers .......................................................................................13 Current PFA Nests ...........................................................................................21 PFA Nests With Buildings...............................................................................22 Conducting A Meeting ....................................................................................25 District Convention Information .....................................................................28 District Convention Sample Agenda ...............................................................31 Cultural & Fraternal Resources .......................................................................33 Polish Falcon Basic Protocol...........................................................................35 Star Of Merit & Legion Of Honor...................................................................38 Legion Of Honor Commandery.......................................................................40 Falcon Uniform................................................................................................41 How To Display The Flag ...............................................................................42 PFA Parade Guide ...........................................................................................45 Songs ...............................................................................................................46 PFA Funeral & Burial Ceremony ....................................................................53 The Fraternal Benefit System ..........................................................................59 Fund Sharing Program.....................................................................................61 Pietrowicz Award.............................................................................................65 Starzynski Scholarship Fund ...........................................................................67 Gorecki Scholarship Fund ...............................................................................69 Sports & Recreation.........................................................................................71 National Bowling Tournament Rules & Regulations ......................................72 National Golf Tournament Rules & Regulations ............................................77 PFA Walking Program.....................................................................................80 The Falcon National Drill................................................................................81 Appendix Of Forms .........................................................................................84 PFA FRATERNAL MANUAL— AUGUST 2006

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INTRODUCTION

Introduction This Manual was composed by the Cultural and Educational Committee of the Polish Falcons of America to serve as a source of information for District and Nest Officers and Members. We would like to extend our appreciation to all of those who have contributed to the completion of this book.

NOTE: This book is being distributed to District and Nest Presidents and should be passed on to your successors.

Polish Falcons of America National Headquarters 615 Iron City Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4397 Phone (412) 922-2244 FAX (412) 922-5029 Web site www.polishfalcons.org PFA FRATERNAL MANUAL— AUGUST 2006

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THE OFFICIAL FALCON SEAL

THE OFFICIAL FALCON SEAL

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he emblem recognized as the official seal of the Polish Falcons of America was adopted by the organization in 1914. At the time, the emphasis of the Polish Falcons went beyond its traditional physical education activities among the youth and into the mobilization of an army of Polish Americans prepared to fight for Poland’s independence in World War I. In the emblem, the Falcon bird is shown breaking Poland’s chains of enslavement by use of arms. Behind the bird is a sword and bayoneted rifle. The physical education aspect of the organization is depicted by the dumbbells in the bird’s claws. To the left are the laurels of victory and to the right are the initials (ZSPwA), which stand for the original name of the organization, the Alliance of Polish Falcons in America (Zwiazek Sokolow Polskich w Ameryce). In the background is the burial mound in Krak[w of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, the patron of the Polish Falcons. The mound is brightened by the sunshine of freedom. The words in the circle surrounding the emblem, “Czo=em Ojczynie Szponem Wrogowi,” translate to “Hail to the Fatherland—Talons to the Enemy,” one of the historic phrases of the Falcons. The seal is a reminder to the Polish Falcons of today of their forefathers’ dedication to the principles of physical education, the love of their homeland—Poland, and their willingness to give their lives so that Poland may be free.

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE POLISH FALCONS

A Brief History Of The Polish Falcons

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he Polish Falcons of America, a fraternal benefit society and physical fitness organization, is a direct outgrowth of a similar org a n i z ation which developed in Poland in 1867 incorporating physical education according to the Latin maxim “mens sana in corpore sano,” or a sound mind in a sound body. The same saying in Polish is “W zdrowym ciele zdrowy duch.” A Falcon is a daring, fearless bird, famous in song and story. It was adopted as the official emblem for the organization because of its independence, strength and fearless defense of its domain. The first Nest, or lodge, in the United States was organized by Felix L. Pietrowicz on June 12, 1887 in Chicago, IL. Druh Pietrowicz became the Nest’s first Secretary. Druh Frank Stefanski was chosen the first President. By 1894, there were 12 Nests in existence in the U.S. On January 7 of that year, representatives from four of these Nests, all from Chicago, met and decided to incorporate and form a national organization. A charter was granted the group on May 1, 1894 under the name “Alliance of Polish Turners of the United States of America,” under the laws of the State of Illinois. Thus came into existence the only Polish organization in America dedicated to physical culture and athletics, believing in the principle that within a healthy body there lies a healthy mind. By action of the National Convention held in July 1901, the org a n i z a t i o n ’s

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National Headquarters moved to South Bend, IN. National Headquarters returned to Chicago in 1905 following the Seventh Convention when the delegates agreed to join the Polish National Alliance as an autonomous department of the PNA. The decision to merge with the PNA eventually led to a split at the Ninth Convention in 1909 in Cleveland, OH. A dissident group of delegates created the “Free Falcons’’ with Emil Elektorowicz as President. At a Convention held in December 1912, in Pittsburg h , PA, the reunification of the two groups was realized through the efforts of Dr. Theophil A. Starzynski. The new National Headquarters was located in Pittsburgh. By Amendments to the Charter on April 14, 1914, the corporate name became “Polish Falcons Alliance of America,’’ and its purposes were modified to read as follows: “The object of the Polish Falcons Alliance of America is to regenerate the Polish race in body and spirit and create of the immigrant a National asset, for the purpose of exerting every possible influence towards attaining political independence of the fatherland.’’ This organization continued until September 24, 1924, when a new corporation was formed under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with its domicile in the city of Pittsburgh, where National Headquarters was maintained from 1912 to 1984. In the summer of

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE POLISH FALCONS 1984, National Headquarters was moved to Green Tree, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Because of the realization of its earlier purposes, the aims of the new corporation were set forth as follows: “To maintain private parks, clubhouses and the facilities for skating, boating, trotting and other innocent and athletic sports, including clubs for such purposes in order to improve the physical, mental and social condition of its members.” In order to extend material benefits to its members, a new organization under the name of “Polish Falcons of America” was organized and incorporated in Pennsylvania on March 30, 1928. As set forth in its charter, the purposes of this organization differ materially from those of its predecessors. In the language of the charter, these purposes are as follows: “The purposes for which the society is formed are: to create, establish, accumulate and maintain a fund, from monthly dues and assessments collected from its members, which fund is to be applied and used for the payment of sick, accident and death benefits; and to promote, develop and maintain social and educational activities and physical culture; organize, create and establish in Pennsylvania and other States of the United States of America, subordinate lodges or branches.” The Polish Falcons of America serves a real purpose today, and its history is replete with outstanding achievements, notable are its activities in World War I.

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Founded on the same principles as the o rganization in Poland, the Polish Falcons of America during its many years of untiring efforts was able to constantly harmonize the obligations of its members towards their adopted country, the United States of America, and towards Poland, the land of their forefathers. The great patriot of two countries, Thaddeus Kosciuszko, whom the Falcons have chosen for their patron, serves as an inimitable model and ideal. Like Kosciuszko, who fought for the independence of America and Poland with equal zeal, courage and loyalty, Polish Falcons fought in World War I for the liberation of Poland in the Polish Army of France as well as with the United States Armed Forces. In 1912, Dr. Theophil A. Starzynski was unanimously elected President of the Falcons after a merger of two dissident Falcon groups. From that time on, he was active both here and abroad, preparing the Falcons for any emergencies that might arise, particularly those affecting the European situation, which at that time was on a verge of a serious explosion. During the years 1913 to 1917, he organized Officers Tr a i n i n g Schools in Cambridge Springs, PA , Toronto and Camp Borden, Canada, where hundreds of Falcon members were trained as officers. These later served in the Polish Army in France and in Poland. When the United States entered the war in 1917, many became officers in the United States Army. The Falcons had 12,000 well trained and disciplined members ready for army duty at the time. Of these, 7,000 answered President Woodrow Wilson’s first call for volunteers when war was

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declared against Germany. About 50,000 other Poles followed in their footsteps by volunteering before the draft. The rest, numbering 5,000, patiently awaited the opportunity to volunteer in the long heralded Polish Vo l u n t e e r Army first proposed by the universally beloved Polish pianist, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, at a Special Convention of the Polish Falcons called by Starzynski on April 3, 1917, in Pittsburgh. Although circumstances prohibited formation of this Army, another arose in its stead under a special decree of the President of France. This Army, the Polish Army in France, was formally organized on French soil. Through the untiring efforts of Paderewski and Dr. Starzynski, the American government later authorized the recruiting of volunteers in America for this Army. Again, the Polish Falcons were first to answer the call to arms as 5,000 members joined, followed by 27,000 other Poles, a majority of whom were Falcon trained. These men were trained in Canada, fought in France, later in Poland and greatly contributed to the liberation of Poland. When the United States entered World War II, Falcon members and most of our Nest Physical Instructors, all physically fit and well drilled, answered our country’s call for military help. Many of these received prompt promotions and many covered themselves with glory on the field of battle. Today, the Falcons, besides maintaining a Mortuary Fund, exerts much effort for the physical, mental and cultural welfare of all its members. It has never

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lost sight of the fact that one of its original purposes was physical culture and athletics. ACTIVITIES The promotion, development, and maintenance of physical fitness programs, along with social, cultural and educational activities are the heart and soul of the PFA. From its inception, the P FA has stood by the motto—“A Healthy Spirit in a Healthy Body.” Physical education classes are conducted by many of the Falcon Nests throughout the country. Gymnastics, exercises, group drills, marching, and mass calisthenics are a must in these classes. Volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, table tennis, swimming, golf, and bowling are typical of the sports and athletic programs of the Falcons. Some Nests have junior bowling leagues for the youngsters. National bowling, volleyball, softball and golf tournaments are held annually, as well as tournaments in the eight Falcon Districts. Biennially, competitions, or Zlots, are held in various sports by the Districts. Quadrennially, a National Zlot is held. Each year, hundreds of youngsters take advantage of the summer camps subsidized by the organization. Many Nests have their own buildings or Falcon Halls. Some Nests are owners of the buildings in common with other o rganizations, and several have their own bowling alleys. Other cultural and social activities, such as folk singing and dancing, choirs, and dramatics supplement the physical education and athletic activities of the Nests. The Falcon organization is affiliated

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with and/or supports the Polish American Congress, American Relief for Poland, Polish Museum of America, Polish American Immigration and Relief Committee Inc., the Polish Army Veterans Association, State and National Fraternal Congresses, Fraternal Societies of Greater Pittsburgh, Orchard Lake Schools, Polish American Press and the Kosciuszko Foundation. In honor of past President, Dr. Theophil A. Starzynski, the organization maintains a Scholarship Fund for deserving college students who have taken an active part in the Falcon meets, or in cultural and civic programs representing the Polish Falcons. Approximately 1,000 such scholarships have been granted since the inception of the program. A modification has been made due to the generosity of a member who had passed away and left the Falcons a sizeable sum of money to be used for scholarship purposes. A third category was added to the Starzynski program; a grant

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for the outstanding Starzynski recipient in memory of Mary Kus. The PFA also offers the Richard C. Gorecki scholarship program available to members entering at least their junior year of college. The Polish Falcons of America Heritage Center, a museum, library and archives, containing many priceless items of Falcon and Polonian history is also maintained by the organization. Since 1896, the Polish Falcons has published a monthly newspaper titled “S o k [ = Polski” (Polish Falcon). The newspaper keeps the membership abreast of the news and events of the Polish Falcons across the country, the Polish American community and Poland. The Falcon record speaks for itself; its financial condition is solid, and its many programs and activities aim to improve the physical, mental and social condition of its members, young and old alike.

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A FALCON LEXICON

A Falcon Lexicon Druh—The term by which Falcons have traditionally addressed one another. Literally it means “friend” or “comrade.” A contemporary definition would be “brother.” The feminine equivalent is “Druhna.” Czo=em—The official Falcons’ salutation, literally translated as “To the forehead” or “Hail!” “Czo=em” is one of the oldest forms of Polish salutes and is used as a greeting, a farewell and as an expression of best wishes. Czuwaj—Another traditional Falcons’ salutation, although less popular and commonly used than “Czo=em.” Literally, it means “Be on your guard,” or “Be prepared,” “Be ready.” Sok[=—The name given to a male Falcons’ member. Sokolica—The name for a female Falcons’ member; nowadays translated as “Falconette.” Gniazdo—Literally, a “Nest” and traditionally the name given to the local or neighborhood unit or the national Falcons’ organization. The equivalent name for the “lodge” in the Polish National Alliance is “towarzystwo” or “grupa.” Okr"g—The District or ganization in the Falcons’ organization; its Officers assist in coordinating the activities of the Nests.

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Sokolnia—The name given for the building owned by the Falcons’ Nest. Historically, the sokolnia housed a gymnastics hall where Falcons conducted their physical education classes and competitions; however, it is not essential that a Falcons’ hall include such facilities. While many have owned their own “sokolnia,” others have simply rented facilities where they conduct meetings and physical education programs. Zjazd—The convention of Falcons’ delegates; a National Convention is a “Walny Zjazd,” a District Convention a “Zjazd Okr"gowy.” Zlot—Literally a “rally” but used in the Falcons’ organization to denote an athletic meet or competition where members gather to engage in individual or group competition as well as to perform their drills. The national meet is the “Walny Zlot.” The District organizations also run athletic meets every two years; this event is the “Zlot Okr"gowy.” Naczelnik—A significant officer unique to the Falcons is the Physical Education Director or Instructor. If a woman, the Chief Instructress is the “Naczelniczka.” The Chief National Instructor is officially the “Naczelnik Krajowy,” the District Instructor is “Naczelnik Okr"gowy,” and the Nest Instructor is “Naczelnik Gniazdowy.”

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Ospa=y i Gnu>ny—The of ficial Falcons’ anthem. W zdrowym ciele zdrowy duch!—The Falcons’ motto, borrowed from the ancient Latin saying, “Mens sana in corpore sano.” Literally, “a healthy spirit in a healthy body.” The motto states the Falcons’ philosophy of physical fitness, exercise and sport, the key to successful building of camaraderie among young

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people. Czyn Zbrojny—During the First World War era, the phrase used within the Falcons’ movement and accepted throughout the entire American Polonia to denote the Polish Americans’ commitment to military service on behalf of Poland’s independence. The phrase literally means “the martial deed” or “action.”

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PFA NATIONAL OFFICERS & DIRECTORS

PFA National Officers & Directors 2004-2008 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Wallace Zielinski President 29 Orchard Avenue Monongahela, PA 15063 [email protected] (H) 724-379-5845 (W) 412-922-2244 (DOB) December 11

DIRECTORS Richard Jasinski Director, District I 339 Fairview Avenue Middlesex, NJ 08846 [email protected] (H) 732-469-3570 (DOB) August 18 Virginia

Patricia B. Del Busse First Vice President 35 Ginger Hill Road Finleyville, PA 15332 [email protected] (H) 724-258-4994 (W) 412-922-2244 (DOB) November 14 Richard

Ronald Merzweiler Director, District II 5729 Flyer Street, #3 St. Louis, MO 63139 [email protected] (H) 314-352-5644 (DOB) January 15 Janice

Robert J. Gorny Second Vice President 18094 Burton Drive South Bend, IN 46637 [email protected] (H) 574-243-1726 (W) 574-289-2140 (DOB) March 20 Lori Timothy Kuzma Secretary/Treasurer 406 Whitney Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15221 [email protected] (H) 412-241-8374 (W) 412-922-2244 (DOB) July 29 Patricia

Paul Stroz Director, District IV 315 Oakwood Circle McDonald, PA 15057 [email protected] (H) 412-220-2144 (W) 724-873-4710 (DOB) March 8 Susan

Thomas Washington Director, District VII 6 Park Street Mocanaqua, PA 18655 [email protected] (H) 570-542-4797 (DOB) May 11 Theresa Anthony Pol Director, District IX 4416 Harvard Road Erie, PA 16509 [email protected] (H) 814-864-8738 (DOB) December 9 Christine Julia Serafin Director, District XIII 16185 Markese Avenue Allen Park, MI 48101 [email protected] (H) 313-382-3057 (DOB) August 8 Anthony

John Kowarik Director, District V 62 High Street Derby, CT 06418 [email protected]et (H) 203-734-7166 (W) 203-386-5336 (DOB) June 12 Wendi William Junk Director, District VI 1752 Crestwood Boulevard. South Bend, IN 46635 [email protected] (H) 574-289-3740 (W) 574-289-4510 (DOB) May 12 Susan

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APPOINTED OFFICIALS

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PFA NATIONAL OFFICERS & DIRECTORS Frank Winters Communications Director 239 Forest Drive North Huntingdon, PA 15642 [email protected] (H) 412-823-2007 (W) 412-922-2244 (DOB) April 4 Rachel

Joseph Elliott Marketing Director 601 Woodland Road Canonsburg, PA 15317 [email protected] (H) 724-745-8963 (W) 412-922-2244 (DOB) October 11 Terri

Richard Federowicz Legal Counsel Dickie McCamey & Chilcote Two PPG Place Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (H) 412-487-6954 (W) 412-392-5469 (DOB) September 21 Martha

Louis Tremiti Grand Master, Legion of Honor 187 Kuhn Road Rochester, NY 14612 [email protected] (H) 585-392-3607 (DOB) February 26 Joanne

Joseph Mardeusz Jr. Co-National Physical Education Director 41346 Cornell Drive Novi, MI 48377 [email protected] (H) 248-669-4718 (W) 586-709-2666 (DOB) May 4 Ellen Christine Puskar Co-National Physical Education Director 404 Fort Couch Road Pittsburgh, PA 15241 [email protected] (H) 412-831-6297 (DOB) February 1 Mark

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Rev. Joseph Sredzinski Chaplain St. Hubert, 9 Sadler Street Point Marion, PA 15474 (H) 724-725-3655 (DOB) March 19 Rev. Zygmunt Szarnicki Assistant Chaplain 2600 Morange Road Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (H) 412-920-6321 (DOB) December 13 HONORARY OFFICERS Lawrence R, Wujcikowski President Emeritus 89 Knox Ave. West Seneca, NY 14224 (H) 716-825-6889 (DOB) February 24 Norma (deceased)

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PFA DISTRICT PRESIDENTS

PFA District Presidents 2005-2007 District I Andrzej Terepka 50 Weston Road Hillsborough, NJ 08844 (H) 908-359-5753 District II Eugenia J. Krzyzanski 5252 S. Massasoit Avenue Chicago, IL 60638 (H) 773-284-6587 (C) 312-553-2898 District IV Christine Puskar 404 Fort Couch Road Upper St. Clair, PA 15241 [email protected] (H) 412-831-6297 District V Phillip Zambrello 188 Highmeadow Lane Middltown, CT 06457 (H) 860-346-7572

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District VI Mary Therese Pluta 3314 Grape Road Mishawka, IN 46545 (H) 574-255-2485 (C) 574-235-9537 District VII Thomas Washington Jr. 41 Davenport Street Plymouth, PA 18651 (H) 570-779-5809 (W) 1-800-924-1214 District IX Mary Rand 118 Capitol St. Ext. Auburn, NY 13021 [email protected] 315-252-7714 District XIII Bernard F. Wolny 1733 Brockway Saginaw, MI 48602 [email protected] (H) 989-792-3326 (C) 989-753-0294

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PFA District I Officers 2005-2007 President Andrzej Terepka 50 Weston Road Hillsborough, NJ 08844 (H) 908-359-5753 Female Vice President/Cultural Commissioner Danuta Jankowski 268 Old York Road Flemington, NJ 08822 [email protected] (H) 908-237-2113 Male Vice President/Recording Secretary/Treasurer Robert Proniewski 140 Falcon Road Hillsbourgh, NJ 08844 [email protected] (Day) 908-244-5038 (H) 908-904-4940 Physical Instructor Stanislaw Stepien 423 McKinley Court Princeton, NJ 08540 (H) 609-921-8233 Legion of Honor Phyllis Baraniecki 80 Jordan Road Colonia, NJ 07067 (H) 732-381-5114 Male Bowling Commissioner Henryk Pakosz 4 Roosevelt Drive Middlesex, NJ 08846 (H) 732-469-4130

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PFA DISTRICT OFFICERS

PFA District II Officers 2005-2007 President Eugenia J. Krzyzanski 5252 S. Massasoit Avenue Chicago, IL 60638 (H) 773-284-6587

Legion of Honor Joan Beilfuss 3410 South 53rd Court Cicero, IL 60804 (H) 708-763-1378

Male Vice President John M. Doolan 11166 South Columbus Drive Worth, IL 60482 (H) 708-361-1107

Female Bowling Commissioner Laura Millikin 3433 Park Avenue Brookfield, IL. 60513 beaglep[email protected] (H) 708-387-4694

Female Vice President Cecile Krok 2957 S. Bonaparte Chicago, IL 60608 (H) 773-247-2783 Recording Secretary Dorothy Sitko 1400 Pauly Drive #304 Gurnee, IL 60031 [email protected] (H) 773-585-0736 Treasurer Constance M. Cwiok 85081⁄2 Brookfield Avenue Brookfield, IL 60513 [email protected] (H) 708-485-7230 Physical Instructress Marian Hansen 3049 N. Pierce Street Milwaukee, WI 53212 [email protected] (H) 414-562-5604 Physical Instructor Lance Agbius 4979 N. 54th Street Milwaukee, WI 53218 [email protected] (H) 414-616-9682

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Male Bowling Commissioner Paul Sadowski 7755 S. Albany Avenue Chicago, IL 60652 [email protected] (H) 630-240-8190 Female Golf Commissioner Sandra Czerniewski 1418 Highway Place St. Paul, MO 63366 [email protected] (H) 636-240-8791 Male Golf Commissioner Dennis J. Kazmierowicz 3535 Sunnyside Avenue Brookfield, IL 60513 (H) 708-485-5746 Cultural Commisioners Sylvia Wiertel 1 S 150 Spring Road Unit 2-1 Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 (H) 630-782-9412 Cecile L. Krok 2957 S. Bonaparte Street Chicago, IL 60608 (H) 773-247-2783

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PFA District IV Officers 2005-2007 President Christine Puskar 404 Fort Couch Road Pittsburgh, PA 15241 [email protected] (H) 412-831-6297

Female Bowling Commissioner Patricia Lawrence 600 Sunnyland Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15227 [email protected] (H) 412-881-2947

Male Vice President Joseph Stroz 223 E. Agnew Pittsburgh, PA 15210 [email protected] (H) 412-882-7154

Female Golf Commissioner Patricia Del Busse 35 Ginger Hill Road Finleyville, PA 15332 [email protected] (H) 724-258-4994

Female Vice President Barbara Chervenak 2333 Saw Mill Run Boulevard Pittsburgh, PA 15210 [email protected] (H) 412-885-6597

Male Golf Commissioner Paul Stroz 315 Oakwood Circle McDonald, PA 15057 [email protected] (H) 412-220-2144

Recording Secretary Barbara Krebbel 1900 West Railroad Street Heidelberg, PA 15106 [email protected] (H) 412-276-6002

Cultural Commissioners Elizabeth Kolano 429 Edgewood Road Pittsburgh, PA 15221 (H) 412-371-1827

Treasurer Ruth Ann Leedy 2334 Valera Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15210 [email protected] (H) 412-886-0108

Dolores Beaver 333 Wilbur Street Pittsburgh, PA 15210 (H) 412-481-6252

Legion of Honor/Male Bowling Commisioner Thaddeus Kokoski 4010 Turnwood Lane Moon Township, PA 15108 (H) 724-457-1683

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PFA DISTRICT OFFICERS

PFA District V Officers 2005-2007 President Philip Zambrello 188 Highmeadow Lane Middletown, CT 06457 [email protected] (H) 860-3467572

Physical Instructress Kathleen Choromanski 43 Corona Drive Milford, CT 06460 [email protected] (H) 203-878-0222

Female Vice President Frances D. Tracz 152 Caroline Street Derby, CT 06418 [email protected] (H) 203-734-4158

Physical Instructor Joseph Choromanski 43 Corona Drive Milford, CT 06460 [email protected] (H) 203-878-0222

Male Vice President Jeremiah Kennedy 12 Jason Wright Drive Ansonia, CT 06401 [email protected] (H) 203-735-0550

Legion of Honor Tadeusz Galaszewski 39 Shenfield Street New Britain, CT 06053 (H) 860-229-3023

Recording Secretary Cheryl Siderowf 49 Trolley Crossing Lane Middletown, CT 06467 (H) 860-632-7890 [email protected] Treasurer/Male Golf Commissioner James E. Cox 196 Redstone Hill Plainville, CT 06062 (H) 860-793-2613

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Female Bowling Commissioner Patricia Del Busse 35 Ginger Hill Road Finleyville, PA 15332 [email protected] (H) 724-258-4994 Cultural Commissioner Catherine Mlynarczyk 24 Onota Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 (H) 413-443-3141

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PFA District VI Officers 2005-2007 President/Physical Instructress Mary Therese Pluta 3314 Grape Rd. Mishawka, IN 46545 (H) 574-255-2485

Treasurer Caroline J. Runnion 16520 Shamrock Drive Mishawaka, IN 46544 (H) 574-255-1084

Male Vice President Dean Zeisig 401 Rumely Street La Porte, IN 46350 (C) 219-363-0855

Physical Instructor Mark Albin 808 Virginia Avenue La Porte, IN 46350 (H) 219-362-3679

Female Vice President/Cultural Commissioner Natalie Cencelewski 1018 Sussex Drive South Bend, IN 46628 (H) 574-232-1857

Male Bowling Commissioner William L. Junk Sr. 1752 Crestwood Boulevard South Bend, IN 46635 [email protected] (H) 574-289-3740 (W) 574-289-4510

Recording Secretary/Legion of Honor Nancy J. Chiszar 16520 Shamrock Drive Mishawaka, IN 46544 [email protected] (H) 574-255-1091

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Female Golf Commissioner Carolyn Wentzloff 2199 Cottage Grove Avenue Muskegon, MI 49441 (H) 231-759-2371

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PFA District VII Officers 2005-2007 President Thomas Washington 41 Davenport Street Plymouth, PA 18651 (H) 570-779-5809

Treasurer Glenda Kotowski P.O. Box 256 New Castle, DE 19720 (H) 302-328-7374

Male Vice President Eric Kubasek 47 Italy Street Mocanaqua, PA 18655 (H) 570-735-4915

Male Bowling Commissioner Anthony J. Kotowski, Jr. P.O. Box 256 New Castle, DE 19720-0256 (H) 302-328-7374 [email protected]

Female Vice President Theresa Washington 6 Park Street Mocanaqua, PA 18655 (H) 570-542-4797 Recording Secretary Frank S. Maciejczyk 435 W. Union Street Nanticoke, PA 18634 (H) 570-735-2484

Male Golf Commissioner Bruce Najaka 1016 Pittston Suite 201 Scranton, PA 18505 (H) 570-348-3731 Legion of Honor Joseph Rybaltowski 4 Fleetwood Court Wilmington, DE 19804 (H) 302-999-8957 Cultural Commissioner Geraldine Rybaltowski 4 Fleetwood Court Wilmington, DE 19804 (H) 302-999-8957

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PFA DISTRICT OFFICERS

PFA District IX Officers 2005-2007 President Mary Rand 118 Capitol St. Ext. Auburn, NY 13021 (H) 315-252-7714 Male Vice President/Male Bowling Commissioner Nick Carter 168 Summit Street Batavia, NY 14020 (H) 585-344-0596 Female Vice President Barbara Smagin 135 Kalyna Drive Rochester, NY 14617 (H) 585-467-5643 Recording Secretary Marcia A. Zolinski 30 Elmhurst Circle Auburn, NY 13021 (H) 315-253-2398 Treasurer/Cultural Commissioner Geraldine Wilson 72 Taft Ave. Rochester, NY 14609 (H) 716-544-1352

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Physical Instructress Eileen Skowronski 57 Medina St. Cheektowaga, NY 14206 (H) 716-897-2485 [email protected] Legion of Honor Louis Tremiti 187 Kuhn Road Rochester, NY 14612 [email protected] (H) 585-392-3607 Female Bowlng Commissioner Rebecca Sienkiewicz 491 Manistee Avenue Erie PA 16511 [email protected] (H) 814-899-4026 Male Golf Commissioner Joseph Klein 10 Worcester Road Rochester, NY 14616 (H) 585-621-5856

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PFA District XIII Officers 2005-2007 President/Male Golf Commissioner Bernard F. Wolny 1733 Brockway Saginaw, MI 48602 (H) 989-792-3326

Physical Instructress Catherine Smith 21750 Boulder Avenue Eastpointe, MI 48021 (H) 586-777-8149

Female Vice President Joan Pawlukiewicz 23092 Meadows Avenue Flat Rock, MI 48134 (H) 734-379-5727

Legion of Honor Chairperson Ed Pett 9662 Reeck Road Allen Park, MI 48101 (H) 313-382-7799

Male Vice President Dennis R. Zembrzuski 2173 Hillcrescent Troy, MI 48098 [email protected] (H) 248-689-5368

Female Bowling Commissioner Teresa Priednieks 477 Chalmers Detroit, MI 48215 (H) 313-331-0850

Recording Secretary Joseph M. Sobota 11405 Charest Hamtramck, MI 48212 (H) 313-369-2497 [email protected] Treasurer/Female Golf Commissioner Kathryn Borkowski 8110 Menge Center Line, MI 48015 (H) 586-758-3379

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Male Bowling Commissioner Charles Johns 16611 Terra Bella Clinton Township, MI 48038 [email protected] (H) 810-263-3606 Cultural Commissioner Kathleen Wolny 1733 Brockway Saginaw, MI 48602 (H) 989-792-33226

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Current PFA Nests Nest #, City, State........District

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Nest #, City, State........District

1, Chicago, Ill. ..................II 2, Chicago, Ill. ..................II 3, Chicago, Ill. ..................II 4, South Bend, Ind. .........VI 6, Buffalo, N.Y. ..............IX 8, Pittsburgh, Pa..............IV 15, Braddock, Pa...............IV 17, Newark, N.J. ..................I 20, Wilmington, Del. .......VII 22, Brooklyn, N.Y. ..............I 30, McKeesport, Pa...........IV 31, Detroit, Mich. ...........XIII 36, Southwestern Conn. .....V 41, New Kensington, Pa. ..IV 42, Chicago Heights, Ill......II 44, Chicago, Ill. ..................II 45, St. Louis, Mo................II 52, Rochester, N.Y............IX 65, Union City, Conn. ........V 66, McKees Rocks, Pa. .....IV 68, Meriden, Conn. ............V 70, Port Chester, N.Y...........I 74, Auburn, N.Y. ..............IX 77, Carnegie, Pa. ...............IV 79, Southgate, Mich. ......XIII 80, South Bend, Ind. .........VI 81, New Haven, Conn. .......V 86, Hamtramck, Mich. ...XIII 87, Monaca, Pa. ................IV 88, New Britain, Conn. ......V 91, Nanticoke, Pa.............VII 92, Toledo, Ohio ............XIII 97, Windber, Pa. ...............IV 104, Newark, N.J. ................I 111, Passiac, N.J. .................I 115, Elizabeth, N.J...............I

118, Pittsburgh, Pa............IV 123, Erie, Pa......................IX 124, Saginaw, Mich. ......XIII 126, Elizabeth, N.J...............I 128, Duryea, Pa. ..............VII 141, Cleveland, Ohio ........IV 146, New Castle, Pa..........IV 147, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. .......IV 157, Holyoke, Mass. ..........V 159, Ford City, Pa.............IV 163, Mocanaqua, Pa. .......VII 171, Philadelphia, Pa. ......VII 172, West Warwick, R.I.....V 176, Pittsburgh, Pa............IV 182, Ambridge, Pa. ...........IV 188, Salem, Mass. ..............X 208, Derby, Conn. ..............V 247, Donora, Pa. ...............IV 250, Worcester, Mass.........V 264, Carnegie, Pa. .............IV 276, Muskegon, Mich. ......VI 281, Dunellen, N.J. ..............I 293, Harrison, N.J................I 301, New Kensington, Pa. IV 307, Southington, Conn. ....V 318, Beaver Falls, Pa. .......IV 336, Jackson, Mich.........XIII 378, Chicago, Ill. ................II 390, Sharpsburg, Pa. .........IV 401, Enfield, Conn. ............V 430, Auburn, N.Y. ............IX 449, Pittsburgh, Pa............IV 485, Chelsea, Mass.............V 493, Batavia, N.Y. ............IX 493-A, Batavia, N.Y. ........IX 507, Rockford, Ill. ..............II

519, Middletown, Conn. ....V 525, Housatonic, Mass. ......V 538, Midland, Pa...............IV 556, Jerome, Pa.................IV 564, La Porte, Ind. ............VI 580, Pittsfield, Mass...........V 610, Erie, Pa......................IX 652, Lansing, Mich. .......XIII 679, Aliquippa, Pa. ...........IV 725, Milwaukee, Wis. ........II 767, Ansonia, Conn............V 787, Hammond, Ind. .........VI 799, Dearborn, Mich. .....XIII 804, Pittsburgh, Pa. .........HQ 811, New Britain, Conn. ....V 822, South River, N.J...........I 827, Chicago, Ill. ................II 829, Whiting, Ind. .............VI 834, Chicopee, Mass. .........V 866, Chicago, Ill. ................II 886, Deep River, Conn.......V 892, Baltimore, Md..............I 907, Cicero, Ill....................II 936, Syracuse, N.Y. ..........IX 939, Detroit, Mich. .........XIII 946, Somerville, N.J. ...........I 955, Washington, D.C. ........I 956, Ozone Park, N.Y..........I 958, Baltimore, Md..............I 959, Allen Park, Mich. ...XIII 964, Reading, Pa..............VII 966, Saginaw, Mich. ......XIII 967, Saginaw, Mich. ......XIII 970, Grand Rapids, Mich..VI 972, Bay City, Mich. ......XIII

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PFA Nests With Buildings PFA Nest 4, South Bend, IN 3212 Keller Street South Bend, IN 46628 574-288-1090

PFA Nest 80, South Bend, IN 325 South Sheriden Street South Bend, IN 46619 574-288-3335

PFA Nest 6, Buffalo, NY 3171 Broadway Cheektowaga, NY 14227 716-685-0250

PFA Nest 88, New Britain, CT 201 Washington Street New Britain, CT 06051 203-225-9036

PFA Nest 8, Pittsburgh, PA 60 South 18th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15203 412-431-0140

PFA Nest 97, Windber, PA 200 Sixth Street Windber, PA 15963 814-467-8256

PFA Nest 36, Southwestern CT 108 Danilczuk Drive Ansonia, CT 06401 203-734-9961

PFA Nest 123, Erie, PA 602 East l9th Street, P.O. Box 2004 Erie, PA 16503 814-454-6752

PFA Nest 45, St. Louis, MO 2013 St. Louis Avenue St. Louis, MO 63106 314-421-9614

PFA Nest 124, Saginaw, MI 5940 Swan Creek Road Saginaw, MI 48609 517-781-4030

PFA Nest 65, Union City, CT 100 School Street Box 1298 Union City, CT 06770 203-729-3772

PFA Nest 128, Duryea, PA 629 Main Street Duryea, PA 18642 717-457-5355

PFA Nest 68, Meriden, CT (currently for sale) 43 Olive Street Meriden, CT 06450 (203) 634-9614

PFA Nest 146, New Castle, PA 105 West Miller Street New Castle, PA 16102 724-658-9132

PFA Nest 74, Auburn, NY 75 Pulaski Street Auburn, NY 13021 315-252-3522

PFA Nest 147, Mt. Pleasant, PA Rumbaugh Avenue Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666 724-547-8962

PFA Nest 77, Carnegie, PA 228 Ignatius Avenue Carnegie, PA 15106 412-276-9765

PFA Nest 159, Ford City, PA 437 Fifth Avenue Ford City, PA 16226 724-763-1471

PFA Nest 79, Southgate, MI 14063 Dix-Toledo Road Southgate, MI 48195 313-283-2229

PFA Nest 163, Mocanaqua, PA 134 Main Street Mocanaqua, PA 18655 717-542-9972

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PFA Nest 182, Ambridge, PA 529 Eighth Street Ambridge, PA 15003-2440 724-266-0990

PFA Nest 519, Middletown, CT 144 Prout Hill Road Middletown, CT 06457 203-346-8037

PFA Nest 247, Donora, PA 654 Thompson Avenue Donora, PA 15033 724-379-7668

PFA Nest 538, Midland, PA 432 Beaver Avenue Midland, PA 15059 724-643-8017

PFA Nest 276, Muskegon, MI 1014 Hackley Avenue Muskegon, MI 49441 (616) 755-1451

PFA Nest 556, Jerome, PA Keim Street Jerome, PA 15937 814-479-2400

PFA Nest 281, Dunellen, NJ 745 Bound Brook Road Dunellen, NJ 08812 908-752-0559

PFA Nest 564, La Porte, IN 216 East Lincolnway La Porte, IN 46350 219-326-9757

PFA Nest 307, Southington, CT 33 Knowles Avenue Southington, CT 06489 203-621-0286

PFA Nest 580, Pittsfield, MA 32 Belair Avenue Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-447-9418

PFA Nest 318, Beaver Falls, PA 214 11th Street Beaver Falls, PA 15010 412-843-9131

PFA Nest 610, Erie, PA 431 East 3rd Street Erie, PA 16507 814-452-6146

PFA Nest 336, Jackson, MI 1423 Joy Avenue Jackson, MI 49203 517-789-6321

PFA Nest 652, Lansing, MI (Shared) 1030 West Mount Hope Lansing, MI 48910 517-374-0419

PFA Nest 485, Chelsea, MA 158 Broadway Chelsea, MA 02150 617-884-8958

PFA Nest 725, Milwaukee, WI 803 East Clark Street Milwaukee, WI 53212 414-264-0680

PFA Nest 493, Batavia, NY 123 South Swan Street Batavia, N.Y. 14020 716-343-0225

PFA Nest 822, South River, NJ 235 Main Street South River, NJ 08882 732-390-0244

PFA Nest 507, Rockford, IL 126 15th Avenue Rockford, IL 61104 815-962-6511

PFA Nest 956, Ozone Park, NY 91-20 95th Avenue Ozone Park, NY 11416 718-845-3307 (President, Mary Lipka)

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PFA Nest 966, Saginaw, MI 6525 Weiss Road Saginaw, MI 48603 517-799-4113 PFA Nest 970, Grand Rapids, MI (Shared) 701 Fifth Street, NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504 616-774-2312 PFA Nest 972, Bay City, MI 1401 S. Grant Street Bay City, MI 48708 989-8931465

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CONDUCTING A MEETING

Conducting A Meeting A well conducted meeting is appreciated by all. More is accomplished; time is saved; each member has an opportunity to express his opinion; dictatorship is avoided. A few general rules will help: Call to order. “The meeting of Nest ## of the Polish Falcons of America will come to order. Czo=em!” Opening Ceremony. It could be an invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance, singing of the anthems, etc. Roll Call. “The Secretary will call the roll.” A quorum for a Nest Meeting is 8 benefit members. “ A quorum has been established for the transaction of business” or “A quorum has not been established. Therefore, an informal meeting will be held with no motions being made or passed.” Introduction of Guests. Reading of the Minutes. “The Secretary will read the minutes of the previous meeting” or “Have all of you received a copy of the minutes of the previous meeting(s)?” The Secretary reads the minutes or the assembly takes a few minutes to read the minutes from the previous meetimg. If for any reason there are minutes of other meetings in addition to the last meeting that have not been read, they are taken in order of date. “Are there any additions or corrections to the minutes? (Pause) If there are no corrections to the minutes, they will stand approved as read (written).” or “If there are no further corrections, the minPFA FRATERNAL MANUAL— JANUARY 2004

utes will stand approved as corrected (amended).” Officers’ Reports. The President should give a report and have a motion and a seconded to accept it. The Treasurer gives a report on the status of the treasury. No motion is made on the Treasurer’s Report unless it is audited and it is the Auditors’ Report that a motion is made and seconded to accept the Auditors’ Report. The Financial Secretary gives a report on the status of the membership such as, proposed members, suspensions, and deaths. Committee Reports. Any standing committees (permanently assigned such as directors’ report) or specially appointed committees give their report. The chair of the committee on behalf of the committee says, “Mr./Madame President, I move for the acceptance of this report.” No second is needed. Or the President says, “Is there a motion and a second to accept this report?” Continuing the President says, “Are there any questions or comments? (Pause) All those in favor of accepting the report signify by saying aye. All those opposed, no. The report is accepted (rejected).” Correspondence. Unfinished Business. The President should not announce the heading of Unfinished Business unless the minutes show that there is some business to come up under it.

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CONDUCTING A MEETING New Business. “Is there any new business?” Members can then introduce new items of business. The President cannot prevent the making of legitimate motions or deprive members of the right to introduce legimitate business. A motion that is made must be seconded. If it is not seconded, the President says, “The motion dies for lack of a second.” After a motion is seconded, the body can discuss the motion. No other topic should be discussed other than the motion. After the discussion, a vote is taken. The President then announces the result. “The motion is passed (defeated).”

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Good of the Order. Members who obtain the floor commonly offer informal observations regarding the work of the Falcons, the public reputation of the society or its membership, or the like. The Good of the Order involves no business or motions. Annoucements. Adjournment. “Is there any further business” (Pause) Since there is no busfurther business, the meeting is adjourned.” or “If there is no further business to come to this body, I’ll entertain a motion and a second to adjourn.”

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The Duties of the Presiding Officer at a Meeting (taken from Robert’s Rules of Order) 1. To open the meeting at the appointed time by taking the chair and calling the meeting to order having ascertained that a quorum is present. 2. To announce in proper sequence the business that comes before the assembly or becomes in accordance with the prescribed order of business, agenda, or program, and with existing orders of the day. 3. To recognize members who are entitled to the floor. 4. To state and put to vote all questions that legitimately come before the assembly as motions or otherwise arise in the course of proceedings, and to announce the results of each vote; or, if a motion that is not in order is made, to rule it out of order. 5. To protect the assembly from obviously frivolous or dilatory motions by refusing to recognize them.

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6. To enforce the rules relating to debate and to order and decorum within the assembly. 7. To expedite business in every way compatible with the rights of members. 8. To decide all questions of order, subject to appeal -unless, when in doubt, he prefers to submit such a question himself to the assembly for decision. 9. To respond to inquiries of members relating to parlimentary procedure or factual information bearing on the business of the assembly. 10. To authentiate by his signature, when necessary, all acts, orders, and proceeding of the assembly. 11. To declare the meeting adjourned when the assembly so votes or-where applicable-at the time prescribed in the program, or at any time in the event of a sudden emergency affecting the safety of those present.

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DISTRICT CONVENTION INFORMATION

District Convention Information The Convention of each District shall consist of all elected District Executive Board members; Nest Officers, namely, President, Female Vice President, Male Vice President, Instructor, Instructress, Financial Secretary, Recording Secretary and Treasurer; duly elected delegates in each Nest in the ratio of one (1) delegate for every twenty-five (25) members in good standing or a major fraction thereof; and insured members of the Falcon Legion of Honor. District Conventions shall be held biennially in the odd year between March 1 and October 1 at a time and place designated by the District Convention, at which time there shall be election of its Executive Board. Delegates representing one-third (1/3) of the Nests of a District shall constitute a quorum of a District Convention for the transaction of business. Each Nest shall elect its delegates to the District Convention at a regular monthly or special meeting. No person shall be elected as delegate to the District Convention unless he/she has been an insured member in good standing for at least one (1) year immediately preceding his/her election as a delegate and who is not an officer, delegate, representative, agent or employee of any other fraternal benefit organization doing a life insurance business. A member of the National Board of Directors of the Polish Falcons of America shall not be a candidate nor hold a District Executive Board office.

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DUTIES OF DISTRICT CONVENTION. It shall be the duty of each District Convention: (1) To receive, approve or reject reports of the Officers of the District. (2) To outline a program for the ensuing two (2) years to assure the growth of Nests and progress of Falcon activities in all its phases. (3) To fix the time and place for the next Convention. (4) To elect the District Executive Board. (5) To elect an Auditing Committee of three (3) members and two (2) alternate members. (6) To promote the formation of Nests and solicit new members for the Falcons under the direction of the National Board of Directors. (7) To engage in such activities as to promote and advance the welfare and interest of the Falcons in the District in conformity with these By-laws and enactments of the Convention. (8) To adopt rules and regulations for the activities of the District which shall not conflict with the By-laws of the Falcons and the rules and regulations of the National Board of Directors. (9) To choose such committees as are deemed necessary. APPROVAL. All District Officers must take office within thirty (30) days after the adjournment of the District Convention, and,

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together with the minutes of the Convention, be approved by the National Board of Directors. DISTRICT EXECUTIVE BOARD. The duties of the District Executive Board are: (1) To keep an accurate record of all receipts and disbursements. (2) To approve, control and issue payment for all obligations incurred for the various authorized activities of the District. (3) To render full reports to the National Board of Directors of all activities. (4) To make disbursements only by checks signed by the Secretary, Treasurer and President. (5) To ensure that Nests comply with the orders of the National Board of Directors of the Falcons. (6) To arrange District exhibitions, demonstrations and various enterprises according to the needs and possibilities of its locality. (7) To hold District Conventions and field meets. (8) During a convention year, hold one plenary meeting. In the years without a convention, at least two (2) plenary meetings each year. (9) To initiate administrative, organizational, physical, educational and cultural programs amongst the Nests. (10) To perform such other duties as required of it by the National Board of Directors, Convention of the Falcons and the District Convention. TITLES & QUALIFICATIONS. The Executive Board of a District shall be a President, Female Vice President, Male Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Instructor and/or PFA FRATERNAL MANUAL— AUGUST 2006

Instructress, as well as not less than five (5) Directors, no more than one (1) from each Nest. (In case a Falconette is elected District President, then the Female Vice President and Male Vice President shall change positions in order of succession.) Each Officer must be a benefit member in good standing for at least one (1) year at the time of his/her election. No District Officer shall act as an off i c e r, representative, agent, or employee for another fraternal benefit org a n i z a t i o n doing a life insurance business. Violation of this restriction shall result in immediate forfeiture of his/her off i c e . All District Officers must be approved by the National Board of Directors of the Falcons. Any Officer who, without just cause, is not present at three (3) consecutive meetings, is automatically removed from office and the vacancy is filled at the next regular meeting. DUTIES AND POWERS OF DISTRICT OFFICERS. The duties of District Officers shall be such as are incident to the off i c e which they hold and such as may be prescribed by the Convention and National Board of Directors of the Falcons or the Convention of the District. The duties of the District Instructor/ Instructress are: (1) Coordinate sports and competitive events to meet the needs of the District, for both youth and adults. (2) Chairperson of District Technical Committee including all Nest Instructors and appointed members. (3) Attend District meetings to give a report of activities being offered. (4) Provide leadership in basic Polish Falcons protocol including parade line29

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ups. (5) Encourage youth and adult participation in National Polish Falcons of America Tournaments and Educational Clinics. (6) Inform the National Physical Education Directors about sports activities being offered in District. DISTRICT FALCONETTE COMMISSION. There shall be a Falconette Commission in all the Districts. The District

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Female Vice President shall be ex officio President of the Falconette Commission. The Secretary and the Treasurer of the Commission are elected by the Falconette delegates at the District Conventions. The duties of the Commission are to encourage growth in membership, to give special care to the youth membership and to carry out any and all recommendations of the District and National Conventions.

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District Convention Sample Agenda I

Opening of Convention by Pre-Convention Chairman a. Pledge of Allegiance b. Singing of anthems (Polish then American) c. Moment of silence for deceased members

II Introduction of a. Guests b. National Officers c. District Officers d. Greetings from Host Nest President III

Pre-Convention Chairman turns meeting over to District President a. Report of Credentials Committee (Mandates) b. Swearing in of all delegates by National Officer c. Appointment of Committees 1. Mandate (Credentials) 5. Falconettes 9. Technical 2. Ballot 6. Grievance 10. Ways & Means 3. Motions & Proposals 7. Resolutions 11. Nominations 4. Compensation 8. Legion of Honor 12. Budget d. Establish Convention Secretary’s reimbursement

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Election of Convention Chairman, Co-Chairman and Secretary and Swearing in of Convention Officers by National Officer

V District President turns meeting over to Convention Chairman a. Accept minutes of last Convention b. District Officers’ Reports c. National Directors’ Report

Recess for Committees to Meet

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Credentials Committee Report, swearing in of any new Delegates

VII Nest Presidents’ Reports

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Committee Reports a. Falconettes b. Grievance c. Legion of Honor d. Compensation e. Ways & Means f. Technical

g. Budget h. Proposals i. Audit j. Resolutions

Recess

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Credentials Committee Report

X Releasing Credentials (Mandate) Committee XI

Unfinished Business (if any)

XII New Business XIII

Correspondence

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Nominations Committee Report

XV Election of Officers and Audit Committee XVI

Select Time and Place for next District Convention

XVII Good of the Order a. National Office Representative b. Other Business XVIII Swearing in of new Officers XIX

Adjurnment

NOTE: Also refer to “Duties of District Convention” in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Polish Falcons of America.

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CULTURAL & FRATERNAL RESOURCES

Cultural & Fraternal Resources Planning is a vital element in the success of sharing information with other Nests. Take an opportunity to reflect on the activities within your Nest and what is involved in it. This will be the basis for a resource of ideas and programs to share. Ideas to consider: —Variety in programming —Fresh ideas generate renewed interest and enthusiasm. Include events that appeal to different ages and interests. —Balanced planning With several main events well-spaced during the year. Don’t be afraid to be innovative and experimental in these events. —Encourage the use of a “theme” —Share your events with your members Inform your members of upcoming events approximately one month in advance. You may want to consider distributing printed calendars of events, newsletters via email or utilizing the telephone committee so members may plan well in advance to attend your functions.

PUTTING IDEAS INTO ACTION Plan Action (Nest or Committee Meeting) — Determine What to do — Determine Who will do it — Determine How to do it — Determine When to do it — Decide Where to hold it Before You Act — Spread the word — let people know what you’re doing. — See if you can get help from others. — Ask members to get involved. Hold the Event — Alert the Media. — Take “Action” photos for Sok[= Polski. — Put info in the Sok[= Polski at least two months ahead of time. Evaluate Action — How did you do? — Should we do this again? — Keep Records. Follow-up Action — Send information to Sok[= Polski. — Thank volunteers. PFA FRATERNAL MANUAL— AUGUST 2006

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IDEAS TO CONSIDER WHEN CRITIQUING AN EVENT 1. When was it held? • What time was it held? • Day or night? • Weekday or weekend? • Date? Was it convenient for most members? Did it conflict with any major holidays or popular vacation weekends? Was it a busy work period for your members? • Did it start and end on time? 2. Where was it held? • What city? • What location within the city? • Was the location convenient for most members? • What facility? If discontented with the facility, was the event planned far enough in advance to obtain a desirable location? Were local members asked to suggest reputable locations? • Was there sufficient parking? • Did the staff at the facility provide proper assistance and service? • Was the meeting room or area sufficient? • Was it held inside or outside? 3. What type of food was served? • Was it a sufficient amount? • Was it conveniently served? • Was it good quality food? 4. What type of program was held? • Was the agenda followed? • Did the program flow properly? • Was it well planned? • Was it well conducted? • Was it a relaxed atmosphere? 5. Was the cost of the event reasonable and affordable to the majority of the members? 6. Did the proper promotion precede and conclude the event?

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Polish Falcon Basic Protocol 1. SPECIAL INVITATIONS: All invitations should be written to headquarters for a representative well in advance of the date of the celebration. Advise the speaker of the place of the event, hour, list of other guests if possible, and the approximate size of the audience. Give some idea of who else will be on the program, other speakers, and how long the speaker is to talk. Please provide a microphone and a podium.

should be escorted to meetings, and train or plane, when departing. If they should have to leave before the event is o v e r, be sure someone escorts them from the room and arranges for their comfort.

2. PRESS NOTICES: Good publicity for your guest of honor will please him and add to the club’s prestige. A glossy print of the speaker should be sent to the newspaper using the guest’s name to introduce the publicity notice. It is also a good idea to use a picture, if possible, of the committee planning the event. Publicity should include information on “who, what, when, where and why. ’’ Clippings should be kept for the Nest history record or scrapbook, as well as a copy sent to the speaker. Invite local politicians even if they are able to simply make a brief appearance.

6. OFFICER RANK: The importance of Officers is listed as National, District and Nest. Nest Officers and appointed O fficers precede Committee Chairman. Respect should be shown a National Officer by the audience rising when he is presented. When a District Officer is the highest ranking Officer in attendance, the same respect should be given him. Courtesy to past National Officers shows good training. At some time during the program, recognition should be given to the Chairmen of the Committees responsible for the meeting.

3. COMPLIMENTA RY TICKETS: When the speaker has accepted your invitation, it is a good policy to send him or her a complimentary ticket. 4. GUEST WELFA R E : You should meet your guest, unless they prefer otherwise. Make the hotel reservation for them if asked to do so, according to their instructions. If they should stay at a m e m b e r’s home, allow them time to relax alone and tell them of any plans you have for their entertainment. Guests PFA FRATERNAL MANUAL— JANUARY 2004

5. FORMAL OR INFORMAL DRESS: When extending an invitation, you might mention if dress is to be formal or informal.

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and takes precedence over any other dignitary. All other guests at the head table are seated right, left, right, left, etc., according to rank; or all guests of honor may be seated to the right of the presiding Officer and other dignitaries or local Officers all to the left of the presiding Officer. If a special chairman is to present a program portion of the meeting, this person is usually seated to the left of the presiding Officer when there is an honored guest to the right of the presiding Off i c e r. When you have numerous guests and a special program group is to be present, two head tables can be arranged allowing seating of Officers and honored guests at the No. 1 table and program members at the No. 2 table, but the guest of honor is to the presiding Officer’s right. Host or Hostess Committee—At least two members should be at the door to greet members and guests. Door Committee members direct those attending to other members of this committee, who seat them. Place cards should be used at the head table, at least; all honored guests should be escorted to their places. See Seating Chart Below. 8. GUEST CORSAGES: Flowers for guests would be a nice gesture; if treasury is low, forget them. If they are presented, do so before the meeting and designate one person to handle this. In a

w o m a n ’s organization, the presiding Officer may accept a corsage, but does not wear it unless the guest of honor (if a woman) has one too, or if a man, a boutonniere. 9. RECEPTION LINE: The reception line is headed by the President or Chairman; usually the guest of honor is next to the President with the other guests following in rank. 10. CORRECT INTRODUCTIONS: When you introduce guests of honor and they rise and bow only, you introduce the highest ranking guest first and go down the list. If each of the guests are to say a few words of greeting or congratulations, then start with the guest of the lowest rank and go up the list so that the last expression comes from your top ranking Officer or guest. Ask all to be brief, preferable before the meeting begins. Introducing honored guests should be gracious, but short—a rule to remember is “the higher the office, the shorter the introduction.” When introducing, give speaker’s history and why he or she will make the particular talk and, last of all, give the speaker’s complete name, facing the audience so they all hear clearly, then turn to the person to be introduced and repeat the name only; this is the speaker’s cue to rise and it also makes for a smooth introduction. Guests of honor, when they are National

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O fficers visiting a Nest, are always introduced by the President. The membership rises in recognition of the office when the National President is introduced. When you introduce someone, remain standing until your introduction is acknowledged by the speaker and then lead the audience in applause. When the speaker concludes - thank the s p e a k e r. You INTRODUCE to the assembly any important guest they are not acquainted with and you PRESENT to the assembly any important guest they already know. 11. TIME ELEMENT: Make a special effort to begin the meeting on time and to end on time. 12. THANK YOU NOTES: Send thank you notes to your guest or guests promptly and tell them they helped make your meeting a success. They, of course, owe you a prompt thank you, also.

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BASIC PROTOCOL FOR AN INSTALLATION The President introduces the installing Officer. In installing new Officers, make the installation brief. Thank the outgoing Officers. Vary the procedure of installation, but in some manner, call attention to duties and responsibilities. Ask if they will accept the office and duties. Declare them duly installed and congratulate them. When installing the President, or at the end of the ceremony, present the gavel with the head of the gavel cupped in your hand so that the gavel may be lifted easily from your hand by the handle; further, in passing the gavel, always pass with the hand crossing the body.

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Star Of Merit & Legion Of Honor The President of the Nest or District should nominate three members to a confidential committee from the Legion of Honor, past Officers, or members in good standing, excluding the President. The committee selects those worthy of future awards and gives a report to the Nest or District President as to their selection. At a meeting of the Executive Off icers, namely, President, Male Vice President, Female Vice President in mixed Nests, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Instructor, Instructress, and members of the Nest’s Legion of Honor, a vote is held on the names of those selected and qualified to receive an Award or elevation. This may be done by secret or open voting. The President or Financial Secretary of the Nest are not to sign applications if they are selected for awards. Other Officers may sign them.

Applications for Service Star Awards must be sent to National Headquarters at least 30 days prior to the presentation. In order to be eligible for a Bronze Service Star, a member must belong not less than three years and be active and render services to the Nest or District for the entire three years, and must be at least 19 years of age. After another five years of active service, a member may then qualify for a Silver Service Star. Then, if the member still continues such activities for another five years, a Gold Service Star application may be submitted. The Service Star Awards do not need the approval of the District or the Legion of Honor Commandery. These are approved by the National Executive Board only.

In case an application is rejected or withheld by National Headquarters, it should be returned to the Nest or District for correction. Once correction is made, the Awards Committee should re-apply at once.

Five years following the presentation of the Gold Service Star Award, an individual is eligible to be nominated to receive the Bronze Legion of Honor Award.

Applications for elevation of Star and Legion Awards must specify what the member has done since receiving the last award. Improperly completed applications will be returned to the Nest or District.

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STAR OF MERIT & LEGION OF HONOR Gold. Nests with 351-499 may present five recipients with two being Gold. Nests with more than 500 members may present six recipients with two being Gold. The District may nominate only one member for the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, providing the individual works for the District. The District nomination is exclusive of the number of nominations made by a Nest. No Awards may be presented posthumously. If a recipient should pass away during the awarding process, the award will be given to a family member. An award can not by applied for after the death of a member. Applications for Legion of Honor Awards must be sent to National Headquarters at least 60 days prior to the presentation. If postmarked less than 60 days, the application will be returned to the sender. Between each award, a five-year period must elapse and the member must absolutely be very active in the Nest or District and render meritorious service

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during the entire time. This procedure must be followed strictly or else the application will be returned by National Headquarters for correction. When the Legion of Honor Commandery receives the application and rejects it, re-application may be submitted after one year. The approval of the Awards Committee, the Nest, and the National Executive Board are necessary for all Legion of Honor Awards. Legion of Honor applicants must also be a p p roved by the Legion of Honor Commandery, which requires a 100% approval on Silver and Gold Legion of Honor Awards and two-thirds a p p roval on all Bronze Legion of Honor Awards. The presenter of the Awards should be a National Officer or a person delegated by the National President, along with a member of the District Legion of Honor Commandery assisting. If a National Officer is not present, then a member of the District Legion of Honor Commandery presents the award.

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Legion of Honor Commandery Grand Master Louis Tremiti 187 Kuhn Road Rochester, NY 14612 [email protected] (H) 585-392-3607 District I Phyllis Baraniecki 80 Jordan Road Colonia, NJ 07067 (H) 732-381-5114 District II Joan Beilfuss 3410 S 53rd Court Cicero, IL 60804 (H) 708-863-1378 District IV Thaddeus S. Kokoski 4010 Turnwood Lane Moon Township, PA 15108 (H) 724-457-1683

District V Tadeusz Galaszewski 39 Shenfield Street New Britain, CT 06053 (H) 860-229-3023 District VI Nancy J. Chiszar 16520 Shamrock Drive Mishawaka, IN 46544 (H) 574-255-109 District VII Joseph M. Rybaltowski 4 Fleetwood Court Wilmington, DE 19804 (H) 302-999-8957 District IX Louis Tremiti 187 Kuhn Rd. Rochester, NY 14612 (H) 585-392-3607 District XIII Edmund Pett 9662 Reeck Road Allen Park, MI 48101 (H) 313-382-7799

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FALCON UNIFORM

Falcon Uniform For many years the Polish Falcons were in uniform and were very dedicated to wearing the uniform of that period, which had a military look; as we can see in the many photographs in the Heritage Center Museum at headquarters and also the pictures in the History of the Polish Falcons. As the Falcons progressed through the years, the military type uniform seemed to disappear, especially with the men and the ladies altering their design to a military blue color suit or dress. These uniforms also seemed to fade away and only a few women continue to wear this uniform. After a few years of trial and error and much discussion, the Falconettes have been trying hard to come up with a new uniform that everyone can wear with pride. At the Falconette Commission meeting in Pittsburgh on March 19, 1994, the following was recommended by the Falconette Commission and voted on by the National Board of Directors and approved.

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Recommendations for Falcon Uniforms: Ladies White short-sleeve knit golf shirt Navy blue skirt, slacks or shorts Shoes: For drills—white tennis shoes; for other PFA functions—color optional Hats: Present Falcon cap (optional) Red belt (optional) Men: White short sleeve knit golf shirt (or white dress shirt) Red tie Medium grey pants Navy blue blazer Hats: Present Falcon cap (optional) PFA emblem to be worn with the Falcon uniform, on the pocket of the blue blazer or over the heart on the knit golf shirt. Also Falcon Award Pins should be worn on your left blazer lapel and/or on the left shirt collar.

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How To Display The Flag General Display ed first and lowered last. No flag or penIt is the universal custom to display nant may be placed above the flag of the the flag only from sunrise to sunset on United States or to the United States buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in flag’s right. the open. However, when a patriotic When flags of two or more nations are effect is desired, the flag may be disdisplayed, they are to be flown from played 24 hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. The flag should not be displayed on When the flag is disdays when the weather is played over the middle of the street, it inclement, unless it is an allshould be suspended weather flag. vertically with the Only the President of the union to the North in United States or the Governor an East and West of the state may order the flag street or to the East in to be at half-staff to honor the a North and South street. death of a national or state figure. If the flag will be flown at half-staff, it must still be raised in the usual manner. The flag is raised then lowered to be flown. When taking the flag down for the day, there again, it must be raised to the top of the pole and then lowered to be put away. No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America. When pennants or other flags are flown on the same halyard with the National flag, the latter should always be at the peak. When flags are flown from When other flags are displayed from staffs with the National flag, the latter should be at the center, or adjacent staffs, the flag of the at the highest point of the group. United States should be hoistPFA FRATERNAL MANUAL— AUGUST 2006

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separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace. The flag, when carried in a procession or with another flag or flags, should be When displayed with another flag from crossed either on the marching staffs, the National flag should be on its own right, right; that is, the flag’s own with its staff in front of the staff of the other flag. right, or, if there is a line of other flags, in front of the niously. center of that line. During the ceremony of hoisting or The flag should not be displayed on a lowering the flag or when the flag is float in a parade except from a staff (or passing in a parade or in review, all peragainst a wall or in a window). sons present except those in uniform Out of respect for the flag of the Unitshould face the flag and stand at attened States of America, it should never be tion with right hand over the heart. dipped to any person or thing. The flag should never be carried flat Auditoriums or horizontally, but always aloft and When used on a speaker’s platform, free. It should never be allowed to touch the flag, if displayed flat, should be disthe ground. The flag should be raised played above and behind the speaker. briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoWhen from a staff in a public auditorium, the National flag should hold the position of a superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the speaker’s right as he faces the audience. Any other flag so displayed should be placed on the left of the speaker or the right of the audience. When the flag is displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, in a show window, or elsewhere, the union is upper-most and to the flag’s own right.

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each other, hold the flag When the flag of the waist high and horizontally United States is disbetween them. played from a staff pro2. The lowered striped jecting horizontally or at section is folded, lengthan angle from the winwise, over the blue field of dowsill, balcony, or front stars. Hold bottom to top of a building, the union and edges together securely. of the flag should be placed at the peak of the 3. Fold the flag again, staff unless the flag is at lengthwise, folded edge to half-staff. When the flag open edge. is suspended over a 4. A triangular fold is sidewalk, the flag should started along the length of be hoisted out, union the flag, from the end to the first, from the building. heading by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to meet the open edge. 5. The outer point is turned inward parallel with the open edge, forming a second triangle. 6. Repeat the triangular folding until the entire length of the flag is folded. 7. When the flag is completely folded, only the triangular field of stars should be visible.

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PFA PARADE GUIDE

PFA Parade Guide Colors: Falcon - Polish - American (L/R) Two (2) Escorts National Officer National Director National Youth Director District President Legion of Honor Commandery Legion of Honor—According to rank (Gold - Silver - Bronze) District Youth Director Instructress Junior/Senior Girls Instructor Junior/Senior Boys Instructress Falconettes Instructor Falcons Family - Friends - Chaperones

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SONGS

Songs Translated by Druhna Catherine Mlynarczyk and Druh Joseph Choromanski

Jeszcze Polska Nie Zgin"=a D'browski Mazurka Jeszcze Polska nie zgin"=a, P[ki my ?yjemy Co nam obca przemoc wzi"=a, Sz'bla odbierzemy (Chorus) Repeat 2x Marsz, marsz D'browski, Z ziemi w=oskiej do Polski, Za twoim przewodem Z='czym si" z narodem. Polish National Anthem (Phonetically) YES CHEA POLSKA NYEH ZGY NEHWAH POOKEE MEE ZHEE YEMEE TSO NAM OBSAW PSHE MONZE VZEWAH SCHAUBLA OD BYEHR ZEMEE (Chorus) Repeat 2x MARSH MARSH DOME BROVSKI ZEMEE VOSSKAY DAW POLSKI ZAH TVO EEM PSHEAH VODEM ZWOND SHEEM SHEN ZNAH ROWDEM English Literal Translation Poland has not yet succumbed. As long as we remain, What the foe by force has siezed, Sword in hand we’ll gain. Chorus March! March, D'browski! March from Italy to Poland! Under your command We shall reach our land.

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Ospa=y I Gnu>ny Ospa=y i gnu>ny Zgrzybia=y ten >wiat, Na nowe on ?ycia koleje, Z wegodnej po>cieli nie d{wiga si" rad, I duch i cia=o w nim mdleje. (Chorus) Repeat 2x Hej Bracia Soko=i, dodajmy mu si=, By ruchu zapragn'=, by powsta= i ?y= March of the Falcons (Phonetically) OH SPAWEE EE GNUSHNEE GZEAH BYOWEE TEN SHVEEAHT NA NOVEH UHN ZEE CHAH KOLAYA ZVEH GOHDKNEE POSHELLEE NEYH DVEEGA SHEAH RAHD EE DOOHH EE CHOWAH VNIM DLAYEH CHORUS HEY BRACHA SOKOLEE DOH DIE ME MOO SHIL BE ROOHOO ZAH PARAG NOME BEE POV STAWL EE ZJIL English Literal Translation The tired and weary frail world. It does not arise with joy from comfortable sheets, to face new stages of life. It’s spirit and body are drained. Hey Brother Falcons, let us give it strength So that it may want to move, arise and live!

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SONGS Ospa=y I Gnu>ny 1. Ospa=y i gnu>ny zgrzybia=y ten >wiat, Na nowe on ?ycia koleje, Z wygodnej po>cieli nie d{wiga si" rad, I dusza i cia=o w nim mdleje. Hej bracia Soko=y, dodajmy mu si=, By ruchu zapragn'=, by powsta= i ?y= Hej bracia Soko=y, dodajmy mu si=, By ruchu zapragn'=, by powsta= i ?y= 2. W niemocy, senno>ci i cia=o i duch, Na pr[?no si" d{wiga i =amie, Tam tylko pot"?nym i tw[rczym jest duch, Gdzie wola - silne ma rami". Hej bracia kto ptakiem przelecie: chce >wiat, Ten skrzyd=a sokole od m=odych ma lat. Hej bracia kto ptakiem przelecie: chce >wiat, Ten skrzyd=a sokole od m=odych ma lat. 3. Wi"c dalej, ochoczo, w daleki ten lot, Sposobi: nam skrzyd=a dla ducha, Nie z=amie nas burza, nie strwo?y nas grzmot, Gdzie si=a woli pos=ucha Hej, bracia Soko=y, dodajmy mu si=, By ruchu zapragn'=, by powsta= i ?y=. Hej, bracia Soko=y, dodajmy mu si=, By ruchu zapragn'=, by powsta= i ?y=.

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Falcon Hymn O step lively all, in the ranks of the tall, and proudly envision its flight. The flight of a Falcon that soars high above, The guardian of refuge and light. Hey Falcons! Our Spirit is strength to the weak, So rise up and live for the glory of time. A sound mind, a light heart, the best of advice, As shoulder to shoulder we train. We exercise, compete for fame, enjoyment is our game. It’s freedom with unity for all. Hey Falcons! Our Spirit is strength to the weak, So rise up and live for the glory of time. Together the Falcons support their goal in life, Embracing the Heritage of Freedom. Across the Great Atlantic is our Fatherland, We greet them with cheers, CZOLEM! CZOLEM! Hey Falcons! Our Spirit is strength to the weak, So rise up and live for the glory of time. Words - Former National Vice President, Druhna Leona Kozlowska

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Rota Nie rzucim ziemi Sk'd nasz r[d! Nie damy pogrzesc mowy# Polski my narod, polski lud, Krolewski szczep Piastowy, Nie damy by nas zgnebil wrog Tak nam do pomoz Bog!, Tak name do pomoz Bog! Rota - Nie Rzucim Ziemi (Phonetically) NYEH ZHOO CHEEM ZEMEE SCOND NOSH ROUDE NYEH DAHME PAUWG ZECH MOHVEE POLSKI ME NA ROUDE, POLSKI LOOD CREWLEVSKI SHCHEP PEEYASTOVEE NYEH DAHME BIH NAHS ZGNE BILL VREWG TAHK NAM DAUH POUMUZ BOOG TAHK NAM DAUH POUMUZ BOOG English Literal Translation The Oath We shall not abandon the land of our ancestors! We shall not allow to b ury our language! We are the Polish nation, the Polish folk, We are the royal descendants of Piast, We shall not allow the enemy to oppress us, So help us God! So help us God!

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Nie Rzucim Ziemi 1. Nie rzucim ziemi sk'd nasz r[d Nie damy pogrze>: mowy Polski my nar[d, polski lud Kr[lewski szczep Piastowy, Nie damy, by nas gn"bi= wr[g, Tak nam dopom[z B[g Tak nam dopom[z B[g.

3. Nie b"dzie Niemiec plu= nam w twasz Ni dzieci nam germani=, Or"?ny wstanie hufiec nasz Duch b"dzie nam hetmani= P[jdziem, gdy zagrzmi z=oty r[g Tak nam dopom[z B[g Tak nam dopom[z B[g.

2. Do krwi ostatniej kropli z ?y=, Broni: b"dziemy ducha, A? si" rozpadnie w proch i py=, Krzy?acka zawierucha, Twierdz' nam b"dzie ka?dy pr[g, Tak nam dopom[z B[g Tak nam dopom[z B[g.

Bo ?e C[s

Bo - ?e, c[s Pol - sk" prezez tak licz - ne wie - ki Co> j' o s=a - nia= tar - cz' Swej o - pie - ki

O - ta - cza= blas - kiem Od niesz-cz">:, kt[-re

Przed Twe o= - ta - rze

Oj - czyz - n" wol - n'

po - t" - gi i chwa - =y, po - gn" - bi: j' mia - =y&

za - no - sim b=a - ga - nie&

2. Ty, kt[ry> potem tkni"ty jej upadkiem Wspiera= walcz'cych za naj>wi"tsz' spraw", I chc'c >wiat ca=y mie: jej m"stwa >wiadkiem, W nieszcz">ciach samych pomna?a= jej s=aw". Przed Twe o=tarze zanosim b=aganie& Ojczyzn" woln' pob=ogos=aw Panie. 3. Powsta=a z grobu na Twe w=adne s=owo Polska, wolno>ci narod[w chor'?y, Pierzchn"=y stra?e, a ponad jej g=ow' Znowu swobodnie Orze= Bia=y kr'?y= Przed Twe o=tarze zanosim b=aganie& Ojczyzn" woln' pob=ogos=aw Panie.

po -b=o - go - s=aw Pa - nie.

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SONGS The Star-Spangled Banner Oh. say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thru the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? God Bless America God bless America, land that I love, Stand beside her, and guide her, Thru the night with a light from above, From the mountains, to the prairies, To the ocean white with foam, God bless America, my home sweet home, God bless America, my home sweet home. America My country ’tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing; Land where my fathers died, Land of the Pilgrims’ pride, From ev’ry mountain side, Let freedom ring.

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PFA Funeral & Burial Ceremony WAKE AND BURIAL SERVICES FOR FALCON MEMBERS The burial ceremony will be conducted according to the deceased’s religious beliefs and in compliance with the wishes of the family. PRESIDENT Upon receiving news of a member’s death, the President of the Polish Falcons Nest contacts the family of the deceased member and asks the Secretary of the Nest to send condolences to the family and inform other Nest members of the death. ASSEMBLY FOR WAKE SERVICE On the day preceding the funeral, the members gather at the bier of the deceased Falcon and offer prayers for his/her soul. Two Falcons wearing the prescribed Falcon uniform or a Falcon cap with civilian clothes, will act as Honor Guard at the bier. They will stand at “Attention,” one member at the head of the bier and the other at the far end facing toward each other. If present, the Flag Bearers position the American flag on the group’s right, the Falcon flag on the group’s left. Falcon Flag

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PRAYER O Lord, hear our prayers in which we humbly beseech You for Your divine mercy. Accept into Your hands the soul of your servant __________, whom You have called to his/her eternal reward. We thank You for all the blessings You have bestowed upon _____________, and for the opportunity of serving together with us as a Falcon/Falconette during his/her earthly life. We pray that You will accept our deceased member into the Community of Saints in heaven. We ask this in the Name and through the power of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God forever and ever, Amen. Three “Our Fathers, Hail Marys, and Eternal Rests.” “The Lord’s Prayer” Our Father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, As we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen Matthew 6:10-13

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PFA Funeral & Burial Ceremony “Hail Mary” Hail Mary, full of grace. Our Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen. “Eternal Rest Prayer” Eternal rest grant to them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. PRESIDENT OR REPRESENTATIVE Dearly beloved and bereaved family of our deceased member ____________. We offer you our deepest and heartfelt sympathy. We are gathered here to pay our respect to _______________, and to those he/she held dear. We have prayed that God, Who had given him/her the gift of life, may now bestow on him/her the greater gift of eternal life. We, in the Falcon organization shall remember his/her services for a long time, especially _________. (Here insert a special contribution or long held office or some other item unique to this individual.) The members of Nest ______,

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all Falcons and Falconettes of District _______, and members of the National Board of the Polish Falcons of America join the family in your sorrow at this time, for a member who was loyal to (the highest) Falcon ideals and to the principles of democracy (of the American and Polish nations). All of us gathered here leave you with a prayer to Almighty God that He reward _______, your beloved deceased with eternal memory and may his/her soul rest in eternal peace. NOTE: Each member may now approach the family and offer personal condolences.

PRESCRIBED DRESS FOR HONOR GUARD, FLAG BEARERS, AND PALL BEARERS a. Falcon uniform, or b. Civilian clothes and Falcon cap All other members attending Wa k e Services, or Funeral representing the o rganization must wear a small Falcon emblem on their left lapel to distinguish them from other guests, and Falcon cap if they possess one. Guard of Honor and Flag Bearers will be designated by the President or appointed at annual meeting.

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Flag Bearers and Honor Guard at Wake Services optional unless for current, or Honorary National Off i c i a l s , District or Nest. Also, Board Members, Gold Legion of Honor members and the Commandery. DAY OF BURIAL (Entrance to the church) On the day of burial, Falcon Flag Bearers with Honor Guard, and members should meet the body at the entrance of the Church. Honor Guards march at the side of the Flag Bearers. Flag Bearers position themselves in PFA FRATERNAL MANUAL— AUGUST 2006

church a little way up the aisle, facing the sanctuary. American flag on the right, Falcon flag on the left. Members form two single lines behind Flag Bearers as far as necessary down to meet the Hearse when it arrives, forming an aisle in such a way that the casket can be carried into the rear of the church between the two lines. The Celebrant then greets the body and leads the funeral procession to the altar. Flag Bearers and members follow behind the casket. (If the family has not been seated as yet, the Flag Bearers and members follow the family.) After the casket has been properly positioned in the front of the church, the Flag Bearers proceed past the casket and turn (American right, Falcon left) directly in front of the first pew. The members meanwhile file into the pews on either side of the church behind the family and friends. Reservations for pews are made beforehand. (Position of flags during church service) a. Flags do not enter the sanctuary. b. Flags are to be positioned in front of the first pew in such a location as not to obstruct the view of the congregation. c. The American flag is on the right of the congregation, and the Falcon flag on the left of the congregation. d. During “Elevation” flags salute, or are dipped toward the sanctuary. (Before the final blessing) The Flag Bearers march toward the center and turn down the aisle. They take up a position approximately midway down the center aisle and face front. The members then, leaving their 55

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pews fall in behind the colors to form an aisle. All face front.

Amen. Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual Light shine upon them.

(After the final blessing) or Number 2 The Flag Bearers face about, exchange places and lead the funeral procession out of the church, or American flag may go first, followed by the Falcon flag. As the Flag Bearers proceed down the aisle, the members face the colors, stand at attention with right hand over the heart. Remain at attention until the funeral procession has passed.

ORDER OF FUNERAL PROCESSION WHEN LEAVING CHURCH Flag Bearers with Honor Guard Acolytes Celebrant Casket and Pall Bearers Family of deceased, relatives and friends Falcon members CEMETERY (After concluding services by the chaplain or celebrant of the church, President or representative)

The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he restores my soul. He leads me beside quiet waters, for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Amen. (Follow with eulogy) EULOGY (Use this or one written by a close friend of the deceased)

PRAYER Number 1 By Your resurrection from the dead, Lord Jesus, You have triumphed over the powers of darkness and death. In Your kindness show pity to the souls of Your departed servants and open to them the doors of heaven so they will sing Your mercies for endless ages of ages.

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In the name of our Nest and the Polish Falcons of America, we express our deep condolences and sympathy to the family, relatives and friends of our dear member ____________. We beseech the Lord to reward him/her with peace and the eternal vision of the Heavenly Light for your labors on earth. Until we meet again.

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THEN: following the Eulogy, the President or Instructor will call all members to attention. The leader will then give the final Falcon Salutation and order the members to come to rest and disband. (Additional, for Falconette use only) (All members may recite together, the prayer from the funeral prayer cards for the deceased. End by praying three “Our Fathers, Hail Marys, and Eternal Rests.”) Dear bereaved family of the deceased ____________. We Falconettes of Nest ____ of which __________ was a member for many years have gathered here to pay our respect to her and to those she held dear. We all know she led a faithful and exemplary life as a wife, a Mother, and as a loyal member of our group in the o rganization. Her memory will remain with many of us for a long time to come. Today, we bid her farewell, and pray that God rewards her with eternal peace for her years of toil and faithful service. May her family be comforted to know that the Lord does not take life away from the faithful, He only changes it, for He has prepared an eternal dwelling for her with Himself. (Additional Wake Service for either Falcons or Falconettes) O Lord, listen to us as we humbly ask You for Your mercy; accept into Your Community of Saints, our deceased

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brother/sister, _______, whom You have called to his/her eternal reward. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You in unity with the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen. PRESIDENT (Following the prayer, the President or his/her representative delivers the following brief statement:) To the family of our late Brother/Sister Falcon, Druh/Druhna _________, we are gathered here to pay our respects to him/her and those he/she held dear. As he/she enters into his/her new life, we hope to comfort those left behind. We shall remember his/her services for a long time, especially __________. (Here insert a special contribution or long office held or some other item unique to this individual.) The members of Nest _____, all Falcons and Falconettes of District ______ and members of the National Board of the Polish Falcons of America join your family in a final farewell to a member who was loyal to the highest Falcon ideals and principles of democracy of the American and Polish nations. All of us here gathered leave you with a prayer to Almighty God that He reward you with eternal peace for your years of toil and faithful service. Blessed be your memory and may your soul rest in eternal peace. Amen.

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TAPS (May be recited by all members, or by individual, either at Wake Services or closing Service at cemetery.) No. 1 Day is done, gone the sun, From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky. All is well, safety rest, God is nigh. No. 2 Fading light, dims the sight, And a star lights the sky, gleaming bright, from afar, Drawing nigh, falls the night. No. 3 Thanks and Praise, for our days, ’neath the sun, ’neath the stars, ’neath the sky, As we go, this we know, God is nigh.

Amen.

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THE FRATERNAL BENEFIT SYSTEM

The Fraternal Benefit System WHAT ARE FRATERNALS? Fraternals are nonprofit institutions that offer fraternal benefits and highly regulated financial products to members. We are benevolent organizations that, because part of our operations exist in the business world, must meet contemporary business operation standards as well. Our services, products and personnel must be high quality according to accepted business standards, so that our organizations may serve as good stewards of our members’ funds. LODGE SYSTEM Fraternals must have a type of lodge system that holds regular meetings and through which most of the local work of a fraternal benefit society is accomplished. The lodge system serves as the foundation for a representative form of government, also required under law. In addition to sound insurance management, we must be able to demonstrate ongoing fraternal and benevolent activities — and we can, and do. JUSTIFICATION OF TAX EXEMPTION As fraternals, we are expected to return more to society than the government would be able to do if it collected the tax and made the same kinds of expenditures itself. As we have repeatedly demonstrated, fraternals offer a value to society in terms of the quality of life of our members, the millions of hours of volunteerism that are facilitated through the fraternal framework, and the hundreds of millions of dollars that are provided to help people throughout the

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United States who may be in special need. This is the reason for the End of Year Activity Questionnaire. These numbers are compiled and then turned over to the National Fraternal Congress of America (NFCA) who in turn forwards all our goodness to our government. COMMON BOND AND PURPOSE We have pledged that fraternals will have a common bond and purpose. This means that a society’s membership must have a common purpose that is demonstrated by tangible fraternal acts. In fraternalism today, the majority of these acts are charitable in nature and involve helping members help their friends and neighbors both locally and nationally. Membership alone—or insurance participation alone—is not adequate common purpose. COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND DISASTER RELIEF Much fraternal aid flows directly from individual fraternal benefit societies, and these disbursements of money, other resources and volunteer hours are documented. However, societies also provide aid through their trade association, the National Fraternal Congress of America. Disaster relief aid for floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters has reached people in need directly from the NFCA and its members, and through funds and other resources provided to organizations such as The Salvation Army.

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THE FRATERNAL BENEFIT SYSTEM NFCA The 120-year-old NFCA unites 76 not-for-profit fraternal benefit societies operating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The association represents almost 10 million people in 36,000 local chapters, making it one of the continent’s largest member networks. Fraternal benefit societies provide their members with leadership, social, educational, spiritual, patriotic, scholarship, financial and volunteer-service opportunities. Combined, NFCA’s member-societies maintain more than $315 billion of life insurance in force and, in 2004 alone, contributed almost $390 million to charitable and fraternal programs. In addition, fraternalists volunteered approximately 91.5 million hours towards community-service projects during that same period. REGULATION OF FRATERNALS Because good stewardship of our members’ money depends on maintaining member trust and outstanding business ethics, NFCA members are consistently reviewed by some of the most professional insurance industry authorities available. Among those scrutinizing our business are A.M. Best, Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, Duff and

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Phelps, the American Council of Life Insurers, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. NFCA MODEL FRATERNAL CODE Members of the NFCA have—voluntarily—long promoted legislation that defines what a fraternal benefit society is and how it works within the legal structure of both federal and state governments. This legislation, called the Model Fraternal Code, is an attempt to help states work with fraternal benefit societies for the good of a state’s citizens and the state’s business and legal environment. U.S. TREASURY DEPARTMENT STUDY Fraternal benefit societies have earned a special place in this nation’s regulatory and taxing system by pledging to meet certain obligations on both federal and state levels. The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently completed a study that held that fraternal benefit societies are meeting their obligations under the law and are not unfairly competing. (A federal tax exemption specifically for fraternals has appeared in every federal income tax law since 1913.)

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Fund Sharing Program The PFA Fund Sharing Program was instituted to inspire, motivate and reward ACTIVITIES in PFA Nests. In the past, a form was used that required the reporting of each activity in the Nest. The report also asked for information on community and benevolent activities. Based on the type of activity, the number of people in attendance and the hours involved, a Nest would earn points toward cash awards. While the basic premises of the original program are being maintained, the New Fund Sharing Program is solely focused on activities sponsored by a Nest for the members. This information is required on the Nest Activity Questionnaire that is sent to every Nest in December.

involved in the program. Second, we want to make it much easier and less burdensome for a Nest to participate in the program. Third, we want to reward and recognize those Nests who have activities for their members. And finally, we want to encourage more Nest activities with incentives. If you have any questions about the Fund Sharing Program please contact Second Vice President Robert J. Gorny at 574-289-2140 or via email at [email protected]

There are several goals we are seeking to accomplish with this program. First, we would like to see more Nests

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Fund Sharing Program INSTRUCTIONS The Monthly Nest Report for the PFA Fund Sharing Program is designed to make the task of completing the form less burdensome and confusing. The form is divided into two Parts.

Part A 1. Monthly Meeting this month? If a monthly Nest meeting was held this month, check YES. 2. Newsletter sent out this month? If your Nest sent a newsletter to members this month check YES. To receive credit, a copy of the newsletter must be sent with the report. 3. For a member who passed away this month, did your Nest hold: a Falcon Ritual at the Funeral Home? a Falcon Ritual at the graveside? If your Nest held either or both of these ceremonies, check YES of those conducted. 4. Nest Committee visited sick, homebound or hospitalized members? If your Nest visited during the month, check YES.

* Note: If your Nest reports a full slate of Officers on the Nest Officers Form, your Nest will receive 18 bonus points. Part B—Nest Fraternal Activities This part of the form will be used for reporting the activities of the Nest. Keep in mind, that these must be Nest Sponsored Events. Individual activities will not receive credit. For example, if a Nest holds a visit to a nursing home, this would be an activity in the Social/Charitable Activity category. However, if a member visits shutins on his own, this is not a Nest sponsored activity and should not be reported on this form. 1. Falcon Sports Activity Report any activity which promotes sports or physical fitness in the Nest. This includes bowling teams, golf teams, youth gym classes, drill classes, etc. You will receive credit each time an activity is held. The date that each activity was conducted must be listed. For example, if a Nest holds a gym class four times a month, that is four activities for that month.

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Fund Sharing Program For Example: 1. Falcon Sports Activity (points—3 per activity) Adult Bowling Description ________________________________ 7, 14, 21, 28 Date(s) ___________________________________ The Nest will receive credit for four activities, for a total of 12 points. 2. Ethnic Program Any activity that promotes the Polish traditions, customs, dances, clothing, history, folklore, etc. 3. Social/Charitable Activity Any activity held solely as a social get-together can earn points. This can include summer family picnics, Christmas parties, dinners, dances, card parties, etc. Charitable activities are those which specifically help anyone in need. This can include donations of food baskets, clothing, wheelchairs, etc., as well as events to raise funds for others in the community who are in need of assistance. (Remember, it must be a Nest sponsored activity.) Simply writing a check does not count, it must involve activity. 4. Educational Program Any activity which provides information to Nest members. This can include financial planning, insurance seminars, family living, drug and alcohol awareness, environmental programs, etc.

Points And Cash Awards For each YES answer in Part A, the Nest receives 3 points. Each Activity in Part B earns 3 points. Youth oriented activities receive triple points. At year end, the points from Parts A and B for all 12 months are added together. The following formula is then used to determine the final Cash Award. The Nest will receive: • 100% of points of the total earned if there are at least two activities per year in every category of Part B. • 75% of points of the total earned if there are at least two activities per year in three categories of Part B. • 50% of points of the total earned if there are at least two activities per year in two categories of Part B.

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Fund Sharing Program • 25% of points of the total earned if there are at least two activities per year in one category of Part B. If no Category in Part B has at least two activities per year, the Nest will earn 25% of points earned in Part A only. In this case, no points will be earned in Part B. After the final calculation is made, for every point earned, the Nest will receive $1.00. The maximum amount that can be earned for a one-year period is $400.00. The Nest Officers form and End of Year Activity form must be at the National Office in order to receive the funds.

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THE PIETROWICZ AWARD

The Pietrowicz Award The Pietrowicz Award was initiated on June 1, 1997 in celebration of the 110th Anniversary of the Polish Falcons of America. The purpose of the program is to stimulate membership growth in each Nest, as well as to educate members about the history and ideals of the Polish Falcons. The Membership Goal is based on the membership count in each Nest from June 1 of the previous year to May 31 of the following year. The Goals are: • Nests with less than 100 members — net growth of four certificates • Nests with more than 100 members — net percentage growth of 3.5%. The Award Levels and cash prizes for each level are: Level 1 Nests with 0-100 certificates — $300 Level 2 Nests with 101-500 certificates — $500 Level 3 Nests with 501-1,000 certificates — $700 Level 4 Nests with more than 1,000 certificates — $900 To obtain the Award, the Nest has to achieve its Membership Goal by May 31. Modifications to the Pietrowicz Award Reduced awards are given to the Nests with positive net growth of at least 1.25% of their membership on June 1st of each year, the start of the award year. The Executive Board felt that this would be more equitable due to uncontrollable circumstances, such as deaths, lapses and cash surrenders that may occur during the final months of the contest. The awards, based on net growth, will be as follows: For a Nest with less than 100 members on June 1st a net growth of 4 members (their goal) the award remains at $300 3 members the award will be $100 2 members the award will be $50 1 member the award will be $25 For a Nest with 100 members to 499 members on June 1st a net growth of a 3.50% increase (their goal) the award will remain at $500 2.75% increase the award will be $165 2.00% increase the award will be $80 1.25% increase the award will be $40 PFA FRATERNAL MANUAL— AUGUST 2006

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The Pietrowicz Award For a Nest with 500 members to 999 members on June 1st a net growth of a 3.50% increase (their goal) the award will remain at $700 2.75% increase the award will be $230 2.00% increase the award will be $80 1.25% increase the award will be $55 For a Nest with 1,000 or more members on June 1st a net growth of a 3.50% increase (their goal) the award will remain at $900 2.75% increase the award will be $300 2.00% increase the award will be $150 1.25% increase the award will be $75 The Pietrowicz Award will continue each year, running from June 1 to May 31 of the following year. In order to receive the funds, the Nest must have submitted their Nest Officers form and the End-of-Year Activity Questionnaire.

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STARZYNSKI SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Starzynski Scholarship Fund The main objective of the Dr. Theophil A. Starzynski Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships for deserving Falcon members who participate in the fraternal programs of the Polish Falcons of America, and are aspiring to attend institutions of higher learning.

THREE GRANT LEVELS Outstanding Starzynski Scholarship — $2,000 Grant Falcon Achievement Scholarship — $1,000 Grant General Falcon Scholarship — $500 Grant

CONDITIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS l. Applications are open to young men and women who are qualified, benefit members of the Polish Falcons for a MINIMUM OF FOUR (4) YEARS. 2.Candidates must be graduating high school seniors or presently enrolled undergraduates, intending to pursue further education as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) in an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or technical/trade school. 3. Grant Level Requirements a. Falcon Achievement Scholarship — This scholarship is for PFA members who have taken an active part in the Polish Falcon programs and participated in Nest, District, and National activites, and taken part in community service programs through their high school years. The Outstanding Scholarship will be chosen from this category. b. General Scholarship — This scholarship is for PFA members who have not been active participants in the Polish Falcon programs. However, candidates must have taken an active part in community service and/or volunteer programs. 4. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) of 2.0 out of 4.0. 5. There is no limit to the number of applicants from any one Nest or District. 6. This is a one-time only grant, regardless of category.

ATTENTION SCHOLARSHIP CANDIDATE The packet you receive should include the following forms: • Conditions and Qualifications • Application • Transcript Request • Nest Information Following is the process required by the Scholarship Committee: 1. Complete the application. 2. Submit a wallet-size photo of yourself; print name on back. 3. Follow the directions on the Transcript Request form.

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Starzynski Scholarship Fund 4. Return all of the above to PFA Scholarship Chairperson, Patricia "Trish" Del Busse, 615 Iron City Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4397.

CLOSING DATE FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Determined Annually By The Committee (Early February) Dr. T.A. Starzynski Scholarship Committee Patricia B. Del Busse, Chairperson John Bartus, William Junk, John Kowarik, Julia Serafin

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GORECKI SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Gorecki Scholarship Fund The Richard C. Gorecki Scholarship Program is named after a longtime member of Polish Falcons Nest 79 in Southgate, Michigan. Druh Richard Gorecki was an outstanding scholar who graduated with a degree in engineering from the prestigious University of Michigan. Druh Gorecki passed away on April 14, 1994, and generously bequeathed a portion of his estate to the Polish Falcons for educational purposes. The Gorecki Scholarships are designed to reward those Falcon members who demonstrate the highest academic standards and leadership qualities. Outstanding Falcon Scholar-$15,000 Grant The primary grant of the Gorecki Scholarship Program is the Outstanding Falcon Scholar. This grant will be awarded to the applicant who demonstrates the highest leadership and academic qualities. If the judges feel there is no such applicant, the grant will not be awarded for that year. In addition to the Outstanding Falcon Scholar, there are four other grants available for specific fields of study. They are: 1. Polish Studies-$5,000 Major in Polish studies or Slavic studies with an emphasis on Poland. 2. Physical Education-$5,000 Major in sports-related field. 3. Engineering-$5,000 Major in engineering field. 4. Other fields of study-$5,000 For fields of study not listed (Note: More than one scholarship may be given in this category depending upon the number of applicants in the other categories). In recognition of Druh Gorecki’s membership in Nest 79 and District XIII, additional funds are available if a recipient is a member of Nest 79, or of another Nest in District XIII. Nest 79 Members-$1,000 For applicants who receive a grant. District XIII Members $500 For applicants of Nests (other than Nest 79) in District XIII who receive a grant. Judging Process There will be a five-person Selection Board independent of the Polish Falcons of America. Decisions of the Selection Board are subject to the approval of the National Board of Directors. The deadline for submitting applications and all supplemental material will be announced on the applications each year. (Postmarked by that date.) Announcement of the winners will be made after the May meeting of the PFA National Board of Directors. PFA FRATERNAL MANUAL— AUGUST 2006

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Gorecki Scholarship Fund Qualifications A. Member for a MINIMUM OF SIX YEARS. B. Minimum G.P.A. 3.0 out of 4. C. Scholarships will only be available to students who will be at least a college junior, enrolled full-time in a four-year college or university, or full-time post-graduate studies. D. Previous recipients of a Starzynski Scholarship are eligible to apply for a Gorecki Scholarship. E. Recipients of a Gorecki Scholarship will not be eligible to apply for a Starzynski Scholarship, or another Gorecki Scholarship. Application Process A. Complete Scholarship Application B. Two-part essay from applicant, minimum 500 words for each part Part One What is the role of the Polish Falcons of America in American society and how can I contribute to the organization in the future? Part Two What are my education goals, and how will this scholarship help me attain these goals? C. Have your college send the completed transcript to National Headquarters. D. Falcon Involvement Nest Information Form accompanied by endorsement letter. E. Community Service Community Service Form accompanied by endorsement letter. F. Letters of Recommendation Applicant must provide at least three letters of recommendation, i.e., school, church, employment, Falcon District, etc. The letters of recommendation cannot be from the Nest, Community Service Organization from Section E above, or relatives. Note: The application is the only form to be returned directly by the applicant. All other forms and letters are to be sent to National Headquarters by the individuals who complete and sign the forms and letters. PFA Scholarship Committee Patricia B. Del Busse, Chairperson John Bartus, William Junk, John Kowarik, Julia Serafin

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SPORTS & RECREATION

Sports & Recreation Adult Activities—Since its beginning, the Falcons has stood for “A Healthy Spirit in a Healthy Body.” Members of all ages are encouraged to join our special walking program and to share the camaraderie of bowling and golf leagues, softball games and volleyball matches. The theme is always, “Enjoy yourself, you’re among friends.” Youth Activities—From track and field events to volleyball matches; from swimming to gymnastics and much, much more. The Falcons strives to channel youthful energy into wholesome funfilled activities which build stamina and confidence while fostering new friendships.

Adult Tournaments National Bowling Tournament National Golf Tournament National Volleyball Tournament National Softball Tournament National Coed Softball Tournament Youth Activities Bowling Tournament National Volleyball Tournament National Youth Camp Track and Field Meets Gym Classes

Competitions—Annual National and District Bowling and Golf Tournaments are held for adults. A National Junior Bowling Tournament is also held annually. Biennially, Zlots are held in various sports by each District. Quadrennially, a National Zlot is held. Sports Tournaments Sponsored By The Polish Falcons Of America

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NATIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT RULES & REGULATIONS

National Bowling Tournament Rules & Regulations ARTICLE I. NAME The name of this organization’s bowling tournaments is to be the “POLISH FALCONS OF AMERICA BOWLING TOURNAMENTS.” ARTICLE II. MANAGEMENT 1 . The Polish Falcons of America is the supreme body in all bowling tournament matters and is to have complete control and management of all matters in this organization. 2. The Polish Falcons of America Bowling Commission shall be the legislative, judicial, and administrative body of the Polish Falcons of America. Bowling Tournaments are subject to the rules and regulations of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), and the Polish Falcons of America. 3. The National Bowling Manager of the Polish Falcons of America, as Chairman of the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Commission is the Chief Executive Officer of the Tournaments. She shall be charged with the responsibility of enforcing the rules and regulations of the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Tournament; supervise, manage and conduct the tournaments, and to preside at the special meetings, if such are held, at her discretion, to direct any member or members of the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Commission to execute any or all of the above duties. 4. Each District participating in a Bowling Program shall be entitled to submit a maximum of two names, one male and one female, to be considered as Bowling Commissioners representing their District. ARTICLE III. RESPONSIBILITIES 1. It will be the duty of the Bowling Commission to inspect the sites for future tournaments. 2. The National Bowling Manager is to make these inspections, together with a member of the

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Bowling Commission residing in the vicinity of the Nest applying for a tournament, to inspect the site. This inspection is to take in the housing facilities and bowling alley accommodations. 3. The Bowling Commission is to assist the National Bowling Manager during the tournament and the special meetings, if such are held, and should occupy places at the table at such meetings, with one member of said Commission acting as the official recording secretary. 4. Any disputes or misunderstandings arising during the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Tournaments, shall be decided by the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Commission (consisting of those Commissioners who are in attendance), and this Commission’s decision shall be final, provided that such decision does not conflict with the rules and regulations of the USBC, or with the rules and regulations of the Polish Falcons of America. ARTICLE IV. REQUIREMENTS 1.a) Nests applying for the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Tournaments shall do so in writing by February 1st. 1.b) A Nest applying for a tournament must have participated with at least one full team in three (3) of the last five (5) tournaments, preceding the tournament during which its application shall be voted upon. 2. The Nest awarded the tournament shall enter into a written contract or agreement with the Polish Falcons of America, subject to the rules and regulations prescribed by the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Commission. 3.a) In the event a Nest awarded the tournament withdraws from conducting such tournament, the Nest that received the second largest number of votes at the original balloting will be awarded the tournament. If the second highest Nest declines, and should there have been a third applicant, then the third highest Nest will be awarded the tournament. If the second or third

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Nest declines, then the remaining should be taken in consideration in their succession as to the number of votes received. 3.b) In the event that the previous aspirants decline, then in that case an announcement shall be made in the official organ of the Polish Falcons of America, the “Sok[= Polski” for applicants to apply for said tournament. After fifteen days of the publication in the said “ Sok[= Pol ski,” ballots will be mailed to the Nests that participated in the original tournament, with the same number of ballots as were allotted them during the original balloting. All ballots are to be returned not later than ten (10) days after mailing from the Headquarters of the Polish Falcons of America. The ballots will then be tabulated and totaled in the Headquarters’ offices, in the presence of the Executive Officers of the Polish Falcons of America, and any member of the Bowling Commission who may be present at the time, or some other Officer of the Polish Falcons of America, so appointed to act in that capacity by the Bowling Manager of the Polish Falcons of America. 4. The tournament site is to be selected by a majority vote of all team bowlers, by a ballot at time of registration of teams at the tournament. Nests or Districts signifying their desire to hold the tournament in their City and State, will be subject to the rules and regulations prescribed by the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Commission. 5. The selection of the tournament site is to be voted on two (2) years prior to the date of the tournament and the site of the tournament. 6.a) If a Nest bids to host a bowling tournament, they must furnish factual information about how many alleys are available, which should be 60 or more, and also information on housing facilities. 6.b) The Polish Falcons of America National Tournaments are to be held on the last weekend of April. 6.c) When hosting the tournament for one weekend, the date should be the last weekend in April, or the first weekend in May, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 7. District tournaments are to be held so that they will not conflict with the National Tournament of each year. 8.a) Closing date of entries to the tournament shall be February 1st, applications to be availPFA FRATERNAL MANUAL— AUGUST 2006

able November 1st. 8.b) Only applications mailed to the Bowling Manager will be considered. 8 . c ) Entry blanks will be available upon request from the Bowling Manager by the first week of November. 9 . The Nests or Districts that have been awarded the annual Polish Falcons of America Bowling Tournament, shall consist of a Tournament Managing Committee composed of a Chairman, Recording Secretary, Tournament Secretary, and at least four (4) other members, who shall head various subcommittees, at least twelve (12) months prior to the date of the tournament. The Tournament Secretary shall be responsible for scheduling the tournament. ARTICLE V. ELIGIBILITY 1 . Only members of the Polish Falcons of America, duly registered and with dues and assessments paid to the date of the tournament in their Nests, as well as in the National Headquarters of the Polish Falcons of America, are eligible to participate in tournament events. 2. No members shall be allowed to participate in any Polish Falcons of America Bowling Tournaments if not a qualified member at least fortyfive (45) days prior to the opening of the tournament. 3 . All regularly organized bowling teams within the Polish Falcons of America which qualify under the rules and regulations of the USBC are eligible to compete in all of the tournament’s scheduled events. 4. The Polish Falcons of America National Bowling Tournament shall consist of teams comprised of four (4) members per team. Teams may consist of all male bowlers, or all female bowlers, or any combination of the two. Doubles Teams shall consist of all male bowlers, all female bowlers, or a combination. 5. The Bowling Commission of the Polish Falcons of America shall have the power to suspend, expel, or otherwise discipline any bowler or team for violation of the rules and regulations of the USBC or the Polish Falcons of America for a period of two (2) years. THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. 6. A bowler, who by his or her conduct which is derogatory to the best interests of the bowling game, shall be suspended and prohibited and dis-

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qualified from thereafter playing or taking part in any Polish Falcons of America Bowling Tournaments, until reinstated. Any team or group who knowingly plays with such disqualified player, shall forfeit all games in which such player has taken part. All prizes and awards won by such team or group, shall also be forfeited. Such team or group may be suspended from future Polish Falcons of America Bowling Tournaments by the Bowling Commission conducting such tournaments. 7.a) Entrants may bowl twice in Team Event only, with the first score counting towards the “ALL EVENTS” scoring. 7.b) Entrants in doubles events must enter in the singles events as well. 7.c) Entrants in singles events must enter in the doubles events as well. 8 . Bowlers who participate in tournament games must be dressed in a presentable manner to appear before the public. ARTICLE VI. PROTESTS The Bowling Commission of the Polish Falcons of America shall have the power to hear and resolve protests arising and pertaining to the tournament and its decision shall be final. ARTICLE VII. PENALTIES AND VIOLATIONS Any bowler who is a member of any sanctioned team, or who is entered in any sanctioned Polish Falcons of America Bowling Tournament, and who shall either directly or indirectly tamper with bowling alleys, bowling pins, or who uses an illegal or loaded bowling ball in any sanctioned Polish Falcons of America Bowling Tournament, or who in any manner whatsoever seeks by unfair means to obtain an advantage over other contestants in the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Tournaments, or who attempts to bring about such a condition to increase scoring, which violates some law, rule or regulation of the USBC and the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Commission shall, upon proof thereof by the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Commission be liable for suspension from membership in the USBC. When a team or individual violates this rule in a sanctioned Polish Falcons

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of America Bowling Tournament, the team or individual is not only disqualified, but forfeits all rights to any prizes or awards. The term ‘unfair advantage’ shall be deemed to include, among other things: misrepresentation of a bowler’s true average or conduct of a bowler who deliberately bowls below his average, intending thereby to secure a lower average by which to obtain a greater advantage in tournament play. ARTICLE VIII. ENTRY BLANKS AND FEES 1. All entry fees, entry blanks and its copies must be sent to the National Bowling Manager not later than the date set for the closing of entries by the Nest Tournament Managing Committee. 2. All entry blanks will be checked by the Bowling Manager, and all monies collected by the Manager will be sent to the Polish Falcons of America Bowling Tournament Fund and such funds will be properly audited by the Audit Committee of the Polish Falcons of America, and properly disbursed after the close of each tournament. 3. All entry blanks are to be mailed by the National Bowling Manager of the Polish Falcons of America to each Nest upon request. 4. Any Nest sending teams to the tournament, which have to travel the furthest distance from the tournament site, should have preference on dates and times of bowling, subject to receipt of entries by specified time of entry.

ARTICLE IX. REFUNDS AND WITHDRAWALS 1. No money will be refunded in the event a team or individual enters the tournament and, after the closing date for entries, decides that said team or individual does not want to participate in the events entered. 2. No money shall be refunded if it is discovered that a team or individual bowler has failed to comply with the rules and regulations of the USBC or the Polish Falcons of America. 3. In the event a bowler must withdraw before his or her time to bowl, a request must be submitted by the team captain to permit a substitute to bowl. This substitute must also comply with

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all rules and regulations pertaining to eligibility in order to participate in said tournament. If investigation proves that the substitute is not eligible according to the rules of the Polish Falcons of America, and the USBC, such substitute shall forfeit all prizes and awards. ARTICLE X. SPECIAL MEETINGS The National Bowling Manager of the Polish Falcons of America shall have the power to call a Special Meeting at a designated tournament site if such a meeting is necessary. ARTICLE XI. AVERAGES AND HANDICAPS 1. Averages of all bowlers to be used are the previous season’s averages; that is, those at the end of the previous season, based on a minimum of 21 games, and will be recognized as the official average for the tournament. A bowler who has bowled 21 or more games in more than one league must report his or her highest average. If current 21-game average is ten (10) or more pins above the previous season’s average, the current average must be used. 2. A bowler who has not established an average in the last year’s season, will bowl with a scratch average of 190 for the men and a 160 for the women. If a bowler can provide a current league sheet verifying that they have completed 21 games in this season they shall be allowed to bowl with that average. 3. After competing in one (1) previous Polish Falcons National Bowling Tournament with a scratch score, a bowler shall be allowed to compete with their Polish Falcon established average. This average will be available by contacting the National Bowling Manager who shall maintain the records to determine tournament averages. 4 . Tournaments are to be conducted on a handicap basis. Handicap shall be 100% of the difference from a scratch average of 220. 5. Participants in the team events of annual tournaments shall be accorded the privilege of a “shadow ball” on each alley, with no pins set up immediately before the start of scheduled bowl-

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ing, provided such shadow balls are permitted at the bowling establishment where such tournament is held. 6. Team events shall be bowled on one (1) set of alleys. In the Doubles and Singles events, the participants shall change alleys for each event. 7. Singles shall be bowled first, followed by Doubles. 8. Interchange within four (4) lanes, when appropriate.

ARTICLE XII. TROPHIES, AWARDS, AND CASH PRIZES 1.a) Trophies, awards, and cash prizes for Team events, Doubles, and Singles shall be awarded on a handicap basis only. 1.b) Trophy to winner of “All Events” with handicap only. 1 . c ) Cash prizes to winners in the “All Events” entries on a handicap basis, if entered in that event by payment of Special “All Events” fee. 1.d) Trophy or plaque to be awarded to the man and woman bowler who bowls the highest scratch game. 2. Trophies should be awarded to the first place team (4). Trophies shall be awarded to the first place team in the Doubles Division (2). Trophies shall be awarded to the first place winner in the Singles Division; one for the first place male bowler and one for the first place female bowler. One trophy shall be awarded to the winner in the all events division. 3. Copies of prize lists are to be furnished to each member of the Bowling Commission for their information.

ARTICLE XIII. TOURNAMENT CITY SECTION 1. DUTIES OF THE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE 1. To contract bowling alleys. 2. To make all necessary hotel arrangements. 3. To make all preparations for the tournament, such as:

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ment by the Host Nest signed and witnessed by the Bowling Manager, Nest President and Tournament Chairperson. 2. All tournament information, score sheets, etc., must be maintained for six (6) months as a record of the tournament by the Host Nest. 3. In order to correct any errors that are found in scoring after final results are printed in the “ Sok[= Polski,” you will have two (2) weeks (to be submitted in writing) to correct these errors to the Bowling Manager. ARTICLE XV. DUTIES OF THE NATIONAL BOWLING MANAGER 1. National Bowling Manager shall apply to the USBC Headquarters for a Moral Support Sanction for the tournament. 2. National Bowling Manager shall submit to USBC Headquarters within 30 days of the completion of the tournament a complete listing of the winners and tournament expenses. 3. National Bowling Manager shall be remimbursed a per diem as determined by the Polish Falcons of America. 4. National Headquarters shall remimburse the National Bowling Manager for tournament travel. 5. The National Bowling Manager shall be paid a salary not to exceed ten (10) cents per entry for each event. Polish Falcons of America Bowling Commission Janet Knauber Bowling Commissioner 3726 Nickelby Dr. Shelby Township, MI 48316 Phone: 586-677-1007

ARTICLE XIV. BONDING 1. A Bonding Agreement in the amount of $500 will be submitted through the Bowling Manager to be deposited in the Bowling account to cover any penalties incurred in processing of the Administrative end of the Bowling Tourna-

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National Golf Tournament Rules & Regulations The rules and regulations of the PFA NATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT shall be governed by the National Golf Chairman and the National Committee together with the local Host Committee Chairman approved by the National Headquarters and the National Board of Directors. Each District participating in a Golf Program shall be entitled to submit a maximum of two names, one male and one female, to be considered as Golf Commissioners representing their District. The schedule of play shall be governed by the National Commissioners and subject to the approval of the National Officers and Directors. Men and women members of the Polish Falcons of America (insured and national dues paying non-insured) in good standing as of August 1st of the Tournament year are eligible to participate in said Tournament. The present date for said Tournament is the second Friday and Saturday of August of the Tournament year, the exact dates and time are subject to the local Committee’s decision and availability of the course. The present Tournament is a thirty-six (36) hole twoday Tournament. The Nest bidding for the following Tournament, two years in advance, shall have their application forwarded to the National Tournament Chairman by July 1st of the current Tournament year. Only those Nests that have had members participate in the previous Tournament are qualified to bid for and host the following Tournament. The National Headquarters shall print an Official Ballot setting forth those Nests that bid for the following Tournament. Said Ballots shall be distributed one to each benefit member participating in the present year National Tournament. The ballot box shall be opened, the ballots counted in the presence of the National Committee together with the local Nest Chairman. The scoring shall be a scratch, handicap, Callaway or Peoria (at the discretion of the host Nest) system for men and women, a Men’s and

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Women’s Senior Division (60 years and over), and a Junior Division (14-16 years of age). All Divisions must have at least eight (8) participants in order to be played. Trophies and merchandise prizes shall be in all classes. Note: 1. Callaway or Peoria Division only for those who have elected to play it and do not have handicaps. 2. No Callaway or Peoria for low gross and established handicap entries. League Handicaps must meet USGA Guidelines. (Handicaps verified by club pro or USGA a p p r o v e d — a l l others placed in Callaway.) 3. Host Nest to establish pairings according to individual handicaps. 4. Pairings, tee times and scores must be posted before and after each round. 5. Men—paired with men Women—paired with women The official entry blank heretofore used shall be published together with the information that was heretofore set forth in the Sok[= Polski (official publication of the Polish Falcons of America) by May 15th of the Tournament year. All entries must be signed by the Nest Financial Secretary. The entry fees shall be published together with the official entry blank and the entry fee shall include green fees and cart, lunch, refreshments and dinner both days. Prizes, and dance are also included. Any refunds of any of these fees for any reason is strictly up to the Host Nest. The trophies and merchandise prizes shall be presented at said affair. The green fees shall be decided by the local Tournament Committee in conjunction with the National Chairman and National Committee and approved by National Headquarters. The entry fee must be in the mail by July 1st of the Tournament year and the entry fee must accompany the entry blank. The USGA Rules for the current year of play and local club rules for said year shall govern all play. All final decisions pertaining to rules and play will be made by the Host Course Pro.

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The General Chairperson and organization of the local Committee: The membership of the National Committee, in addition to the National Golf Chairperson, shall consist of the District Golf Commissioners. Each District elects one female and one male at their District Conventions to form this committee. The term of office for the National Committee and the General Chairman shall be four (4) years and shall begin in the same year of the PFA National Convention. The National Golf Committee consists of the following: National Chairperson—The National Golf Chairperson shall be appointed by the National Board of Directors. Tournament Chairperson—Shall be appointed by the Host Nest. The following subcommittees shall be appointed by the Host Nest and Tournament Chairperson: Chairperson Rules Sub-committee Chairperson Handicap Sub-committee Chairperson Trophy Sub-committee Chairperson Women’s Sub-committee Chairperson Junior Golf Committee The meetings of the National Golf Committee and local Committee will be at the discretion of the National Officers and Directors. The Tournament Chairperson shall hold committee meetings at regular intervals immediately upon being notified that the Nest will be the Host for the following year. The Tournament Chairperson shall supervise all sub-committee activities and each sub-committee chairperson shall be responsible for carrying out his/her committee’s duties. Immediately after the Tournament play, the Tournament Committee shall hold a business meeting and present a Tournament report to the local Host Nest’s Officers and Board of Directors. In addition, a copy of said report shall be forwarded to each National Commissioner, the National Committee Chairman and a copy to the National Headquarters. A breakdown of income and expenses shall be part of this report. The Tournament Chairperson shall appoint a local Host Nest Tournament Secretary and Treasurer. The Tournament Chairperson shall be responsible to the National Chairperson and National Committee for planning and conducting

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all competitions. The Tournament Chairperson shall arrange for the supervision of all competition. Full information must be published in advance regarding the National Golf Tournament and full information including the winners of the National Tournament shall be published immediately in the Sok[= Polski. Points to cover include: 1. Courses as to time and place. 2. Dates. 3. Who is eligible to compete. 4. Place, time and method of entry. 5. Entry fee. 6. Starting times. 7. Divisions of Participation (Scratch, Handicap, etc.). 8. Handicap limit. 9. Local rules. 10. Tees to be used. (white-men, redwomen). 11. Prizes to be awarded and on what basis. 12. How questions are to be settled. The Tournament Chairperson shall notify the contestants of their responsibility, observing strictly the Rules of Golf, the Etiquette of Golf and traditions of the game. A very important point of etiquette is to play as quickly as possible and avoid unnecessary delays. Carts are mandatory to speed up play. The Golden Rule is as applicable on the golf course as it is off. The Tournament Chairperson, the Rules Committee Chairperson and the Rules Sub-committee Chairperson should inspect the course before playing in the light of recommendations for local rules. If it is decided that local rules are necessary, then the Tournament Chairperson, the Rules Sub-committee Chairperson and the Rules Sub-committee members should ensure that it is specific and that all competitors are informed. The Tournament Chairperson, or his representative, shall determine in advance whether the golf shop, including the storage room, locker room, the dining room or grill will be open and staffed to meet the requirements of the event. Should special arrangements be required, he/she should bring the situation to the attention of the proper authorities in the club. Arrangements should be made to have at least

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a table and a chair on the first tee for the starter, and if possible, a bulletin board for posting rules and scores. Arrangements shall be made for receiving score cards, and posting scores. It is customary to locate all these facilities near the eighteenth green. The National Golf Tournament Host Nest is to include their District Golf Commissioner as part of the Scoring Committee to ensure that scores are done correctly and promptly. The National Chairperson, the National Committee and the Tournament Chairperson shall be notified of any rules decisions. The Trophy Chairperson shall be responsible to the Tournament Chairperson for the purchase and distribution of all prizes. He/she should be familiar with the USGA Rules, amateur status, governing acceptable prizes. Monies to purchase prizes for the merchandise or trophies shall be the responsibility of the Host Nest on recommendation of the Trophy Chairperson and Tournament Chairperson. The Trophy Chairperson must work with the Treasurer, and there should be an item in the budget that a minimum of 5% of the entry fee be for prize expenditures in addition to the monies donated by National Head-

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quarters. All monies donated by National Headquarters must be used for prizes only, and are to be distributed at the awards banquet. Cost of trophies to be borne by National Headquarters. The National Golf Tournament shall not be superceded by a Nest Tournament, District Tournament, or a Special Convention Tournament. Amendments to the Rules and Regulations shall be made as follows: A. Written request forwarded to the National Golf Chairperson setting forth the change. B. Approval by the National Golf Chairperson and National Committee. C. Approval of National Headquarters. PFA National Golf Commissioner Mary Whalen 721 Ginger Mill Drive Jacksonville, FL 32259 Phone: 904-287-4908 [email protected]

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PFA Walking Program 1) The program begins January 1 each year and ends December 31. Deadline for submitting mileage will be February 1 of the following year. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE! 2) Your Nest President should appoint a Contact person to oversee the PFA Walking Program. 3) Participants are to keep their own mileage for the year. 4) Each year, turn in your mileage total to your Nest Contact person and forward the information to PFA Second Vice President, Robert J. Gorny for your award. 5) Your Contact person will receive all awards and present them at an appropriate Nest function. If you have any questions, please contact the PFA Second Vice-President, Robert J. Gorny at [email protected] Please use the following procedures to receive your award:

3. Only benefit members are eligible for awards. Membership must be verified prior to mailing the Walking Program form. 4. Make sure all your information is current and correct (name, address, phone number, and size) and submitted to your Nest Contact person. 5. Forms are available online at www.polishfalcons.org or from PFA National Second Vice President/Fraternal Director, Robert J. Gorny, 18094 Burton Drive, South Bend, Indiana 46637. 6. Only the official Walking Program Form will be accepted. 7. All forms must be received by the National Second Vice-President by February 1 of the following year to be considered. DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1 EACH YEAR NO EXCEPTIONS!

1. Nest Contact is to fill out the Walking Program Mileage and Award Form. Please fill out this form online at www.polishfalcons.org. 2. All awards will be sent to the Nest Contact person for distribution at a Nest function.

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THE FALCON NATIONAL DRILL

The Falcon National Drill “NIE RZUCIM ZIEMI” The Mass Drill is composed of three parts. Part I is the introduction to the drill and is done to the melody “Z Dymem Po?ar[w.” Part II follows with the melody “Ospa=y i Gnu>ny,” the drill “Insurrection of Poland.” In Part III, the melody “Nie Rzucim Ziemi” is repeated four times. STARTING POSITION: Position of Attention, arms down, fingers together and extended. DRILLING FORMATION: Column of three’s. Each group of three’s is counted off (12-3) from the right flank. Number two is standing in the center column with number one to number two’s right, and number three to number two’s left. CLOSING OF COLUMN is given on the command, “To the Center, Close in!” PART I Music: “Z Dymem Po?ar[w.” 1. At the next to the last bar of music, the command is given: “To the Rear with Right— Kneel!” At this command, all drillers place left elbow across the left knee, hand turned to center of body, left palm upward, right hand in fist is placed in left palm, trunk bent forward, head turned downward on hands. PART II Music: “Ospa=y i Gnu>ny.” 1. (Counts 1-4) Center Drillers: Straighten trunk slowly upward and lower arms slowly downward, hold kneeling position, fingers together and extended. First and Third Drillers: Hold kneeling position. 2. (Counts 1-4) Center Drillers: Continue straightening trunk and arms. (Counts 1-4) First and Third Drillers: Hold.

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3. (Counts 1-4) Center Drillers: Raise arms slowly frontways, close to body, chest and face to upward overhead position. In raising arms, the back of the hands are together touching each other, palms outwards, fingers pointing downward, hands practically touching chest and face, raising to overhead position, arms straight. First and Third Drillers: Hold kneeling and bent trunk positions. 4. (Counts 1-4) Center Drillers: Hold kneeling position. Continue to carry arms upwards and open arms obliquely outwards overhead, fingers extended and palms inward. (Counts 1-4) First and Third Drillers: Hold. 5. (Count 1) Center Drillers: Hold arms and kneeling positions, turn palms outward. (Counts 2-4) Center Drillers: Lower arms slowly to the side. First and Third Drillers. Hold kneeling and trunk positions. 6. (Counts 1-2) Center Drillers: While keeping arms straight, lightly touch the backs of drillers one and three as you lower your arms. First and Third Drillers: Hold kneeling and trunk positions. (Counts 3-4) All Drillers: Hold. 7. (Counts 1-4) First and Third Drillers: Straighten trunk slowly upward, at the same time slowly lower arms to sides, fingers extended, hold kneeling position. Center Drillers: Hold kneeling position, carry arms down. 8. (Counts 1-4) First and Third Drillers: Continue to straighten trunk, arms down, fingers together and extended. Center Drillers: Hold. 9. (Counts 1-2) Center drillers: Rise to standing position, right foot in rear on toes—arms down, fingers together and extended.

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(Counts 3-4) Center Drillers: Close right foot to left. First and Third Drillers: Hold.

PART III Music: Nie Rzucim Ziemi. ALL DRILLERS:

10. (Counts 1-4) All Drillers: Hold. 11. (Counts 1-2) First and Third Drillers: Rise to standing position, right foot in rear on toes— arms down, fingers together and extended. (Counts 3-4) First and Third Drillers: Close right foot to left to standing position of attention. Center Drillers: Hold.

1. (Count 1) Step forward with the left foot, right foot in rear on heel, bend arms, flex elbows slightly to the side pointing downward, fingers extended and together, palms of hands on chest. (Count 2) Step forward with the right foot, left foot in rear on heel, thrust arms to the side, fingers extended and together, palms downward. (Count 3) Step forward with the left foot, right foot in rear on heel, bend arms, flex elbows slightly, hands on chest as in Count 1. (Count 4) Hold.

12. (Counts 1-4) All Drillers: Hold. All Drillers standing in close column of three’s. 13. (Count 1) First Drillers: Quarter turn right, left foot in rear on toes. Center Drillers: Hold. Third Drillers: Quarter turn left, right foot in rear on toes. (Count 2) First Drillers: Close left foot to right. Center Drillers: Hold. Third Drillers: Close right foot to left. (Counts 3-4) All Drillers: Hold. 14. (Count 1) First and Third Drillers: Step forward with left foot, right foot in rear on toes. Center Drillers: Hold. (Count 2) First and Third Drillers: Step forward with the right foot, left foot in rear on toes. Center Drillers: Hold. (Count 3) First and Third Drillers: Close left foot to right. Center Drillers: Hold. (Count 4) All Drillers: Hold. 15. (Count 1) First Drillers: Quarter turn left, right foot in rear on toes. Center Drillers: Hold. Third Drillers: Quarter turn right, left foot in rear on toes. (Count 2) First and Third Drillers: Close rear foot to position of attention. (Counts 3-4) All Drillers: Hold. 16. All Drillers: Hold. All Drillers, cover files and re-check alignment.

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2. (Count 1) Carry weight of body to left leg, right foot in rear on toes, thrust arms obliquely upward, slightly outward, fingers extended and together, palms upward, look upward. (Counts 2-4) Hold. 3. (Count 1) Close right foot to left, bend arms cross right over left on chest so the tips of fingers are at shoulder height, fingers extended and together, elbows pointing downward, look forward. (Count 2) Hold. (Count 3) Step forward with the right foot, left foot in rear on toes, thrust right arm diagonally upward, left arm diagonally to the rear, fingers extended and together, palms downward. (Count 4) Hold. 4. (Count 1) Half turn left on both toes, right foot in rear on toes—during the turn, swing right arm to the left, executing 3/4 inward circle to both arms to the side position shoulder height, palms downward, fingers together and extended. (Count 2) Hold. (Count 3) Close right foot to left, arms down. (Count 4) Hold. 5. (Count 1) Making a fist with both hands, lunge forward with the right foot, bending knee—swing arms frontward and carry them horizontally forward to bent arm position, hands in fists placed on chest, elbows pointing downward. (Execute forward lunge and arm movement very sharply and stamp with the right foot.)

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(Count 2) Hold. (Count 3) Quarter turn left on both heels to straddle leg position, thrust arms to the side, fingers extended and together, palms downward. (Count 4) Hold.

Note: On Measure 9, Count 1 and Count 3, and Measure 10, Count 1, step in place is substituted for step forward only when doing the drill in an area that does not have enough room for a step forward.

6. (Count 1) Close right foot to left, bend arms, flex elbows slightly to the side pointing downward, fists on chest, hands touching. (Count 2) Hold. (Count 3) Lunge forward with the right foot, thrust arms diagonally upward, hands in fists, palms facing each other, look in direction of hands. (Execute lunge and arm movements very sharply and stamp with the right foot.) (Count 4) Hold.

11. (Count 1) Kneel on left knee, swing right arm forward to a diagonal upward position, extend index and middle fingers, other fingers of right hand closed, place left palm over heart, hand open, look in the direction of right hand. (Counts 2-4) Hold.

7. (Count 1) Straighten right leg and carry weight of body on right foot, left foot in rear on toes, swing arms forward to obliquely downward and slightly to the rear, hands open, fingers extended and palms to the front. (Counts 2-4) Hold. 8. (Counts 1-4) Hold. 9. (Count 1) Step forward with the left foot, raise arms to the side, fingers extended, palms downward. (Count 2) Hold. (Count 3) Step forward with the right foot, hold arms to the side. (Count 4) Hold. 10. (Count 1) Step forward with the left foot, hold arms to the side. (Count 2) Hold. (Count 3) Lunge forward with the right foot, swing arms horizontally forward and thrust arms to the rear, hands in fists, palms inward. (Execute lunge and arm movements very sharply and stamp with right foot.) (Count 4) Hold.

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12. (Counts 1-4) Hold. 13. (Count 1) Rise and half turn to the left, right foot in rear on toes, hold right arm and swing forward downward and after executed turn, swing right arm forward to diagonal upward position. (Counts 2-4) Hold. 14. (Count 1) Close right foot to left, arms down, swing right arm forward downward bringing arms to sides. (Counts 2-4) Hold. 15 to 42. Same as measures 1 to 14. 43. (Count 1-2)On fourth and final time, rise and half turn to the left, right foot in rear on toes, hold right arm and swing forward downward and after executed turn, swing both arms forward to diagonal upward position, palms facing each other. (Count 3) Turn both palms outward. (Count 4) Lower both arms. CLOSING OF COLUMN: To the Center, Close in!

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APPENDIX OF FORMS

Appendix Of Forms (annual modifications) Star of Merit Application Legion of Honor Application Starzynski Scholarship Application Gorecki Scholarship Application Fund Sharing Monthly Nest Report Fund Sharing Suggestion List Request For Member Benefit Funds Pietrowicz Award List of Nest Officers List of District Officers End-of-Year Activity Form Bowling Applications (Adult and Junior) Golf Application Softball Application (Mens and Coed) Volleyball Application (Adult and Junior) Camp Application Walking Form Songsheet Meeting Procedures

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