PRESIDENT | JOHN MARTICH

Brother John Martich has been president of Lodge 78 "Rodoljub" of Weirton, West Virginia since 1999 and is a member of Holy Resurrection Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church in Steubenville, Ohio. Married for 24 years to Judith "Juka" (Evanovich). They have two sons, Milan, and George. John earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from West Liberty University in 1979 and was employed in both the banking and the funeral industries for 25 years. John has previously served on the SNF Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees, and the Audit Committee. His father, George Martich, is a former SNF President and his mother, Mildred "Mickey," has been a delegate at several SNF Conventions. In fact, John's parents have not missed an SNF Convention in 48 years. His grandparents were +Jovan and +Sava Martich and +Jovo and +Milica Wujnovich.

John has been involved in drafting and implementing changes to our By-Laws and has volunteered to continue to serve on the By-Laws Committee. "I believe that the SNF's best days are ahead of us, and that we have had good results from the positive changes in staffing, marketing, and investments. The Srbobran is an excellent publication to keep our members informed and we should look forward to making it available online as a part of our interactive website." John encourages everyone to ask a friend, relative, or fellow parishioner to join the Savez. "The SNF has been an important part of my life since youth, as the conduit connecting Serbs in the United States and Canada. Many friendships and marriages were created as a result of membership and SNF social functions."