David Hotek, Lasallian animator at St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, received Letters of Affiliation (AFSC) during a ceremony held May 1, 2019.
Hotek has served the Lasallian mission for over 50 years. That service includes 36 years at St. Joseph High School as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, campus minister and currently the Lasallian animator. During the years that Hotek was a Christian Brother, he taught at Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Illinois, St. Joseph High School, St. Patrick High School in Chicago, Illinois, and Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. Hotek also served for 18 years on the board of directors of La Salle Manor Retreat Center in Plano, Illinois, and was the District Lasallian family coordinator for five years. He is presently a member of the steering committee of Lasallian Companions, a group that provides opportunities for retired Lasallians to be of service to the Midwest District and to local ministries.
Approved by the Superior General, Letters of Affiliation are the highest honor the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools can bestow on lay people, making them an honorary member of the Institute. Brother Larry Schatz, FSC, Visitor of the Midwest District presented the Letters to Hotek.
Photo: David Hotek, center, receives letters of affiliation. Courtesy St. Joseph High School