FCSLA is Growing
Our Fraternal & Youth Director, Sue Ann M. Seich has been working with
many of our General Agents and Sales Representatives to open new senior (S)
and junior (J) branches. It takes 10 new senior members to open a senior branch
and 15 new junior members to open a junior branch. In the 47 states where we
are licensed to do business including DC. There are still many areas where
we do not have a local branch. Recently new branches have been formed in several
new areas. For the next few months, we will feature our new FCSLA branches
and their officers.
On November 16, 2009, a new senior branch S-620 was officially initiated in
Demotte, IN. An informal luncheon at All Saints Parish in Hammond, IN was held
on November 4th, 2009, where officers were nominated and elected. A meeting
then took place after the luncheon with the newly elected officers and potential
branch members. Currently there are 7 officers serving this branch. Kelly Hedegore
is President and Beth Bach is Secretary. This new branch of only 9 months,
has successfully promoted and completed a Matching Funds Project recently.
On July 25th, 2010, a new junior branch J-531 was officially initiated to
partner with senior branch S-620 in Demotte, IN. An informal dinner was held
at the American Slovak Club in Whiting, IN. for new and potential members of
Junior Branch J-531 and their families. Other guests included the members and
their families from Senior Branch S-620. The officers elected were: President,
Debie Rossodivito; Secretary, Beth Bach; and Fraternal Activities Director,
Vincent Rossodivito. Branch Manuals were handed out and information was shared.
Two guests spoke on several ways the new junior and/or senior branch could
become involved in the community.
The opening of these new branches can be credited to General Agent, Edward
Bach. Through his hard work and determination the required number of new members
for each of these new branches was sold. We sincerely thank Ed for his continued
efforts to promote our FCSLA Association and the fraternal benefit system.
As FCSLA continues to grow there will be more communities that can benefit
from an FCSLA branch. If you are interested in starting an FCSLA branch in
your area or have questions, please contact our Fraternal & Youth Director,
Sue Ann M. Seich, at 800-464-4642, Ext. 1051 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about FCSLA Fraternal Activities.