The second installment of Jennifer Salva’s newsletter is now available for your reading pleasure: JSalvaNews_2.pdf.
Our Spring 2013 Newsletter is now available for viewing or download here: CzechSlovakNews2013_Feb.pdf.
Jennifer Salva is publishing a newsletter to keep everyone informed of her travels as Miss Czech-Slovak US 2012-2013. We are proud to bring you the first edition, which is available for viewing here:
Jennifer Salva’s National Tour Newsletter, Number 1.
On Monday, September 10th, we will be co-sponsoring a program with the Kansas City Library and Missouri Humanities Council to honor Czech film Director Milos Forman. The September event will start with a reception at 6 PM at the Plaza branch of the KC Library and will include a talk by film critic David Thomson. Afterwards, there will be a showing of Forman’s most decorated film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Our club received a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council to help support the program. Come early to enjoy some beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres, and watch the movie with fellow club members. The general public is also welcome and the cost is free. More information about this program is below and on the attachment.
Also, we are also teaming up with the KC Library and Missouri Humanities Council to honor the first president of Czechoslovakia after the Velvet Revolution, Vaclav Havel. More information on this program will be sent out soon but please mark Friday, October 5th, on your calendars. This program will take place at the Downtown KC Library.
Finally, our annual St. Mikulas celebration will be held on Sunday, December 2, at the Sylvester Powell Community Center in Mission, Kansas. More information to follow.
To learn more about the Milos Forman program, please view:
Jennifer Salva was crowned Miss Czech-Slovak US 2012-2013 at the National Miss Czech-Slovak Pageant last Sunday. She represented the State of Kansas as the 2011 Miss Kansas Czech-Slovak Queen. Jennifer was born in Sugar Creek, MO to Gary Salva and Peggy O’Reagan-Salva, who currently live in Olathe, Kansas. She currently attends the University of Kansas, working toward her bachelor’s degrees in journalism and film media studies. “I feel very fortunate to have been exposed to my Slovak heritage from a very early age,” Jennifer says. “I began dancing with the Sugar Creek Kolo Kids when I was five, and the Sugar Creek Ethnic Dance Troupe at the age of 12. Music and dance are one of the best ways to celebrate the Czech and Slovak cultures!” Jennifer was proud to receive awards for oratory and authentic kroj (costume) presentation at the national pageant. She is excited to attend Czech and Slovak festivals throughout the United States during her reign, beginning at the Kansas City Ethnic Enrichment Festival in August where she will model her kroj in the All-Country Fashion Show. “I am excited to travel again to the Czech Republic and Slovakia, attend festivals, and work with representatives of the Czech and Slovak Republics; but what I am most excited for are the personal connections I hope to make while discussing, embracing and celebrating this unique heritage”. To contact Jennifer please visit the Miss Czech-Slovak US pageant website: www.missczechslovakus.com or www.facebook.com/missczechslovakus.com.
The Event Calendar has been updated. Please keep checking back throughout the year as more exciting events are added.