VP Trish: Gorecki Scholarship Program Changes

Since 1999, Polish Falcons of America has been granting scholarships to an amazing group of Falcon Members. As is quite often the case, there comes a time when there is a need for change.

Beginning with the 2015-2016 Program (applications will be available on our site in December of 2014 with a deadline of April 15, 2015), the PFA will now award three $10,000 grants.

The applicants, beginning with 2016-2017, will need to have had a permanent policy in force for at least one year prior to application. Therefore, if you plan on applying in 2016, you need to purchase a policy by April of 2015. College Freshmen, this means you!

If you have any questions, or need help with your insurance issues, please contact me at 800-535-2071 or by email at vptrish@polishfalcons.org.


Second VP Dan: Active Summer Part 1

This is the first one of a series of three. One for each month.

July started at Falcon Youth Camp in Pennsylvania. This year it was better known as Camp Mud! I don’t think it would have mattered which week we picked because basically this was the summer of rain. But, everyone still had a great time and even helped to celebrate my birthday.

Campers sing "Happy Birthday!"

Campers sing “Happy Birthday!”

Members from Nests 31, 65, 68, 208 and 307 held a train trip to New York City and Citi Field for a New York Mets game. After the game, we all went back to the city for dinner and entertainment. A great time was had by all.

Following the trip, the next big event on my calendar was the District V Convention. The New Britain, Conn. Nests hosted the two-day affair. Friday night started off with a meet and greet. For the first time, Nest 17 made the trip from New Jersey to attend. In addition to all the business that needed to be done, the New Britain Nests made sure we were all well fed. They started with breakfast before the start of the session. Lunch was at Falcon Field and a beautiful banquet ended it all.

Next up was a trip to Scottsdale, Ariz. I was there representing the Public Safety workers and members from the International Municipal Signal Association of New England area. One of the offsite highlights was going to a Diamondbacks baseball game.

Pool inside Diamondback field.

Pool inside Diamondback field.

In between these events, I was able to take in a few car shows in the Connecticut area. The first car show of the season I attended was at Panera Bread on the Berlin Tpk. in Newington, Conn. My car won one of the best of show for that evening!

Car with new trophy!

Car with new trophy!