“…On December 8, 2013, the world’s greatest skier stood at the start gate, on a mountain at Lake Louise, Canada, fighting Arctic conditions of -25 degrees Celsius. She looked even more like a superhero than usual, with her face covered in green bandages against the skin-peeling wind and cold. The world’s greatest skier, Slovenia’s Tina Maze, came in a decent sixth that day, with her arch-rival, American Lindsey Vonn, settling for 11th. German veteran Maria Hoefl-Riesch came in first. The difference between Hoefl-Riesch in first and Maze in sixth was 0.51 seconds. That’s hard to wrap your head around. It’s less time than it takes for you to read the first word of this sentence…” Read the rest of this entry »
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It is no secret that fraternal societies like the American Mutual Life Association (the AMLA) endeavor to support their communities. According to a study released by the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland, fraternal organizations in the United States contributed more than $3.8 Billion per year to the economy from 2007 to 2011 (a timeframe that spans the Great Recession when the economy needed it most). Each year, the AMLA and its members give back tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of volunteer time to help make the AMLA’s membership and the surrounding community strong and vibrant.
This month, the American Mutual Life Association is hosting the AMLA Show Your Love Food Drive in an effort to collect food for the less fortunate this Thanksgiving holiday. Food will be collected at St. Mary of the Assumption parish in Collinwood, St. Vitus parish in Cleveland, the Offices of the Slovenian American Times (33977 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills), the AMLA Home Office (19424 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland), and at the various AMLA Lodge Meetings and AMLA Fraternal Events. Membership in the AMLA is not required to donate (a complete calendar of AMLA Events, Meetings and more is available at www.AmericanMutual.org). Read the rest of this entry »