HONORS Saxon Club recognizes two members at dinner
AUSTINTOWN -- Two members of the Saxon Club of Youngstown were singled out for recognition during the 28th annual benefit goulash dinner held March 20 at the club.
Recognized for their achievements were Edward Galla, who received the Saxon Man of the Year award, and Marilyn Proverbs, receiving the Saxon Woman of the Year award. The presentations were made by James Mauch, Branch 30 president, and Helen Fotuk, Branch 22 women's president.
Born and educated in Youngstown, Galla graduated from Chaney High School and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a mail carrier and then as a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service from 1962 until retiring in 1998.
An active member of the club since 1979, Galla has held the offices of librarian, financial secretary and first vice president. He served for 20 years on the board of directors and as president of the Youngstown Federal Employees Credit Union.
He and his wife, Frances, have six children and 10 grandchildren. He is a member of Zion Lutheran Church.
Proverbs has been a member of Branch 22 for 28 years and was named Mother of the Year in 1997.
She has served as a trustee for 11 years and has been co-chairman of the President's Ball and of Branch 30 and Branch 22 picnics. She has worked on such fund-raising projects as flea markets and Chinese auctions.
Born and educated in Youngstown, she and her husband Bill have two daughters, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
George Raiger served as chairman and master of ceremonies for the event. Entertainment was provided by the Concordia Chorus directed by Jim Johnson, and by stand-up comedian Buzz Altemus.