History

The Society of Sts. Cyril & Methodius, KJT No. 80 was established in August of 1916. The society was received into the Union and organized on November 1, 1916, at Sealy, Texas, by seven (7) charter members:

  • Jan Mazac -- President

  • Jan P. Stastny -- Vice-President

  • Karel Srda -- Secretary

  • Frant J. Lastovica -- Financial Secretary

  • Jan M. Lastovica -- Treasurer

  • Josef Lamer

  • Karel S. Sodolak

Saints Cyril and Methodius are the patron saints of the Slavic peoples. Their feast day is February 14.
General Society Information
  • Society #80 is in KJT District VI.

  • The State Director representing our society is Michael Reznicek of Cat Spring, Texas.

  • Our society is associated with Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Sealy in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Meetings

Most of our meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of March, May, July, and November at the Immaculate Conception Church Parish Hall in Sealy, starting with the officers' meeting at 6:00 PM and followed by the business meeting at 7:00 PM.

The January meeting is usually held on a Friday evening in conjunction with the annual “After Christmas” party at the Immaculate Conception Church Parish Hall in Sealy, starting with the business meeting and followed by the party.

The September meeting is usually held on the third Sunday in conjunction with the member appreciation social and dinner.

Society Officers

Society officers for 2021 are:

Sales Representatives

Society #80 sales representatives are:

Civic Events

Our society offers various opportunities for volunteering in church, civic, and patriotic events in Sealy. We participate in patriotic events like Flag Day ceremonies and national days of volunteering, such as Join Hands Day and Make A Difference Day.

  • In honor of Flag Day, which is observed annually on June 14, our society pays homage to the American flag with a special program at all three Masses during a weekend in June at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sealy. The society has a patriotic floral arrangement placed in the sanctuary, and the Sunday 9 AM Mass is for living and deceased society members. The Sealy Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, in full regalia, join in the program. The program includes a short story about the flag, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, and singing "The Star Spangled Banner." Then, while the organist softly plays "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" in the background, the reader reads the dramatic "I Am Your Flag," written by Master Sergeant Percy Webb, USMC.

  • Join Hands Day occurs on the first Saturday of May each year. This is a day set aside for youth and adults to join hands to complete a community project. Our society is one of five local fraternal societies sponsoring a Join Hands Day project of placing small U.S. flags on the graves of veterans at seven local cemeteries. Besides Sealy KJT Society #80, other organizations include Hermann Sons Lodge 239-2, Knights of Columbus Council 3313, SPJST Lodge 141, and Woodmen Life Chapter 105, assisted by area boy and girl scout troops, along with their leaders and family members.

  • Make A Difference Day is a national community service event which is held annually on the fourth Saturday in October. On this day, people throughout the U.S. unite in the common mission to improve the lives of others. Our society's members visit with residents of the local nursing home and present them with small gifts consisting of items such as facial tissue, socks, and snack crackers.

Benefits of Membership

The KJT provides many benefits for its members:

  • Protecting your family

  • Home, farm and business loans

  • Reviewing your current coverage

  • College scholarships

  • Savings for retirement

  • KJT youth camp

  • IRAs, Roth IRAs, annuities

  • Career opportunities

  • Educational plans

  • Auto insurance

  • Retirement plan rollovers

  • Home insurance

  • KJT Kapital Accounts

  • Long-term care

  • Newborn security benefit

  • Medicare supplements

  • Catholic school tuition grants

  • Health insurance

 

If you're interested in joining the KJT, please contact one of the sales representatives shown above or visit the Home Office website.