Member family welcomes daughter

Beth-and-BabyThe Sadowski Family (Paul (Nest 907), Beth (Nest 79) and Thomas) welcomed a daughter, Alina Joan Sadowski, on Sept. 25, 2014 at 12:28 PM. She weighed in at 7 lbs., 6 oz. and measured 20″. Well-wishers can leave comments at Alina’s own email address, alina.j.sadowski@gmail.com.

The name Alina is a female given name of Greek origin which means “light.” It is still regarded as a relatively rare and exotic name in the western world, despite beginning to be more widely adopted in places such as France and Brazil (as “Aline”), Italy and Spain. Besides its native home, it serves a similar purpose in Poland, Romania, Germany, Russia, Pakistan and Ukraine. In Polish, the meaning of the name Alina is “beautiful.”

Alina’s patron Saint is Saint Alena. Her feast day is given as 17 June by the Polish Breviary but other Polish-language sources also recognize 16 June, 28 July and 16 December, with 16 June and 16 December often being kept in Poland.

Baby and mother are very well.

Nest 79 Members joined in marriage

Scott & TanyaNest 79 Southgate, Mich. Members, Scott Andrew Pawlukiewicz and Tanya Lynn Andryscik, were joined in marriage on June 21, 2014 during a double-ring ceremony held at St. Francis deSales Catholic Church in Muskegon. The bride is the daughter of Kelly and Christine Andryscik of Norton Shores, Mich. The bridegroom is the son of John and Joan Pawlukiewicz of Flat Rock, Mich. A reception was held at the Muskegon Country Club.

The couple took a wedding trip to Hawaii. They reside in Marne, Mich.

Tanya is a 2003 graduate of Muskegon Catholic Central and received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Michigan Technological University. She is currently employed by the Michigan Department of Transportation in Grand Rapids as an Assistant Construction Engineer.

Scott is a 2001 graduate of Flat Rock Community High School and received his bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Michigan Tech. He is currently employed as a project engineer with TRC Environmental Corp. in Grand Rapids.

PFA Youth Blog: National Zlot (2)

My first and last Zlot as a youth Member
Written by Michele Zajkowski, PFA Future Leader (Nest 36, Southwestern Conn.)

The 2014 Zlot was my first and last Zlot as a youth Member and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome, from all of the activities, to team challenges, to the card games, and to the cardboard food at the dining hall. The week I was there was so fun-filled it flew by to where I wish we had a couple more days. Saying goodbye is the hardest thing to do when leaving. That is why we say, “See you soon.” At the end of the week and on the ride home, I realized how much Falcons has impacted my life. Falcons is my escape from reality. I get to run away from all the stress at work to a week of fun. Zlot also opened my eyes that my friends at home may never be by my side throughout my life, but my Falcons will always be there. That’s why I say Falcons are family. You never lose them.