Lodge 975 Annual Christmas Banquet
Join us on Sunday, November 25, 2018 just like last year at the Royal Canadian Legion
will be on January 20, 2019 at
St. Clement Roman Catholic Church.
409 Markland Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9C 1S5
If you want a chance to win free cash, all you have to do show up at the next Lodge meeting!
FIND OUT HOW IT ALL BEGAN
The Croatian Fraternal Union, a mutual benefit society inaugurated on September 2, 1894 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has grown into an organization with 100,000 members. The Home Office in Pittsburgh, P.A houses a valuable Croatian Cultural Room and Museum and promotes cultural and social activities for Croatians.
The CFU has been serving its Croatian brothers and sisters for over 110 years. It has provided and continues to provide services such as insurance, scholarships and humanitarian aid to the people of the United States, Canada, the homeland and throughout the world. It is the largest and the only Croatian organization of its kind outside of Croatia. The CFU membership has always responded generously whenever and wherever Croatians have been in need.
In late 1949, Frank and Fanika Znidarec opened their home to a handful of energetic, sports-minded young men to meet and discuss the possibility of opening an English speaking CFU Lodge in Toronto. The Canucks CFU Lodge 975 received its Charter on February 13, 1950.
The Lodge’s first meeting was held on March 5, 1950. Nominations and election of officers took place and the following are on record as the first Officers of the newly formed Lodge 975: President Joe Simac; Vice President Mike Segina; Secretary Peter Grbelja (Peter Garbel); Recording Secretary Josephine Klemencic; Treasurer Stanley Znidarec (Michael J. Stanley); Sick Committee Kay Bolk; Board of Trustees, Mike Pezell, Doreena Kristich, Jerry Derich with Mike Pezell as President of the Board; Sports Director John Anzin; and Social Activities Joyce Lukachev, John Znidarec, Bill Krajacic, Lucy Derich and Caroline Bolf.
LODGE #975 was founded !
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