Wednesday, April 21, 2010

SNPJ Prosveta

There are certain things that I really enjoy reading - besides books. So I keep those issues of magazines, flower catalogs and/or newspapers on the dining room table and enjoy them one page at the time. Newspaper Prosveta is one of those publications.

All the SNPJ Insured Members know about Prosveta, official publication of the Slovene National Benefit Society and source for SNPJ news. It's issued biweekly on Wednesday.

From the time when Slovenian immigrants formed first fraternal societies in U.S., publications have played a leading role in presenting the news and promoting Slovenian heritage and culture in America.

An early 20th century Slovenian-American newspaper ran an ad that inspired 12 Slovenian immigrants to start a new fraternal benefit society, SNPJ, and "Glas Svobode" (The Voice of Freedom) became SNPJ's first official publication.

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SNPJ history at a glance:

  • in April of 1904 Slovene National Benefit Society was founded
  • 1907 SNPJ was incorporated
  • in 1908 SNPJ started publishing its very own daily newspaper, called "Glasilo" (Newsletter)
  • on July 1st, 1916, the newspaper's name was changed to "Prosveta" (Enlightenment)
In almost a century of Prosveta fulfilling its mission, the frequency of the newspaper has been changed from daily to weekly and finally biweekly. All the insured members receive Prosveta free of charge and non-member subscriptions are available at the price of $8.00/year. To subscribe, call home office at 1-800-843-7675 or send an email to snpj [at]

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Spring Hill SNPJ Lodge 778 in Prosveta:

In the Wednesday, April 7, 2010 issue of Prosveta, our Lodge has been mentioned several times
  • page 1 - Kirsten A. Stauffer, Spring Hill, Florida Lodge 778 newest member
  • page 5 - Lodge 2 members head south for Florida fun (by Delores Spelich)
  • page 8 - Back in the swing of things 
  • page 8 - 2010 Florida Annual Golf Tournament Results
Take a look for yourself by clicking on the link below. It opens a new window:
Prosveta, April 7, 2010


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