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Lodge 945 October News

October 8, 2019

Community Matching Funds
Lodge 945 along with parishioners from St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church in Dunmore, PA participated in a GCU Community Matching Funds project to benefit The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South Abington Township, PA. GCU National Director and Lodge 945 member George Kofel, who served as event coordinator, presented a check in the amount of $1,100.00 to the shelter which equated to the total monies and supplies donated along with the $550.00 matched by GCU.

Parish Expansion Matching Funds
Lodge 945 sponsored a GCU Parish Expansion Matching Funds Project for St. Mary of the Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church in Scranton, PA. The church held their fundraiser, a Slavic Festival, on August 16, 17, and 18, 2019 on the parish grounds.

SCS/GCU National Golf Tournament
Lodge 945 was represented at the 2019 SCS/GCU National Golf Tournament at Seven Oaks Country Club and Blackhawk Golf Club in Beaver, PA on August 16 & 17 by President Paul Dunda and member Christina Schultz who participated as golfers in the event, and George Kofel who was a spectator. Congratulations to Christina, who finished tied for 1st place in the women’s division in her first ever tournament and visit to Seven Oaks.

Newspaper Drive
A newspaper drive to benefit the Mini Horse Corral at Holy Annunciation Monastery is underway and will continue until Friday, October 25, 2019. Anyone wishing to donate their old newspapers can bring them to St. Michael Parish Hall in Dunmore on Saturdays between 4:30 and 6 PM, or on Sundays between 8:30 & 10 am. You can call George Kofel at 570-241-2256 for details. As a reminder, only newspapers can be used—no magazines, books, or shiny paper inserts.

Thanksgiving Feed a Friend Drive Matching Funds
GCU Lodge 945 will conduct a Community Matching Funds Drive to benefit the Scranton Rescue Mission from October 27 through December 1, 2019. Either food items or monetary donations are being accepted and will be given to the Scranton Rescue Mission to help feed the hungry. Food items may be brought to St. Michael Church. Those making a monetary donation, please make checks payable to: GCU Lodge 945, c/o 411 Reeves Street, Dunmore, PA.

In closing, it has been said that great pictures are the results of being in the right place at the right moment. It also has been said that a picture paints a thousand words. Well, at the GCU National Golf Tournament this past August, my camera (phone) caught a GCU photo moment too good to pass up. Though it wasn’t a thousand words, by looking at the expressions of Greg Vladika and Mike Karaffa, I believe the caption of this photo should read: “President Juba, you hit it in there; you gotta get it outta there!” I’m still puzzled why Greg didn’t get his ball retriever out of his bag?