Dear Club Member,
Our club has several noteworthy events coming up over the next couple of months. Please add to your calendar and we really hope you can attend.
Friday, September 11 – Everyone should have received an email about the visit of Czech Ambassador Gandalovic and Slovak Ambassador Kmec. To make it possible for members to meet the ambassadors, the club will be sponsoring a reception beginning at 5:30 PM at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City. Appetizers and drinks will be provided and there is no cost. The reception will be followed by a violin concert beginning at 7 PM by renowned Slovak violinist Filip Pogady. Visits by the ambassadors are very infrequent so we highly encourage you to attend and get a firsthand update on what is happening in the Republics. Please let us know if you are coming by responding to this email or the evite invitation you received earlier. Pogady concert tickets are $10/person and can be purchased at the door or online. Guests are welcome.
Saturday, September 26 – Bring your lawn chairs, side dish, and adult beverages to the Czech and Slovak Club annual picnic. Join with fellow club members and guests as we enjoy an afternoon/evening of good food, drinks, music, and our common culture. Hope to see you there!
Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 3 PM until 6 PM.
Location: English Landing Park in Parkville, MO
West Shelter House
Club will provide grilled meat/utensils/soft drinks
Please bring a side dish to share
The park allows alcohol!
Please contact Terry Smitka if you are planning to attend as we
need to know how much meat to order!
816-217-9487 or email@example.com
Children and guests are welcome!
Sunday, December 6 – Our annual St. Mikulas celebration will take place at the Sylvester Powell Community center from 2 PM until 4:30 PM. Please add this date to your calendar. A reminder will be sent out prior to the event.
The event calendar has been updated for 2015. A copy of the calendar may also be downloaded by clicking here.
By a unanimous vote of the Board of the Czech and Slovak Club of Greater Kansas City, our annual $500 scholarship has been renamed the Jirina Lavine Memorial Scholarship, as a tribute to our recently departed friend and long-time, foundational member, Jirina Lavine.
Jirina was an exemplar of accomplishment, fortitude, and determination to contribute to her community, qualities which the Czech and Slovak Club would certainly hope to see emulated in our scholarship recipients, as well as her dedication to preserving the Czech and Slovak heritage for future generations.
The Jirina Lavine Memorial Scholarship is a $500 award offered to children, step-children, or grandchildren of active members of the Club. High school seniors or full-time undergraduate students at accredited colleges who are interested in applying for the scholarship may find complete eligibility requirements at https://csclubkc.wordpress.com/scholarships/czech-and-slovak-club-scholarship-criteria. The deadline for applications is July 1, the money to be paid to the winning student’s school of choice by August 1. An application form is available at https://csclubkc.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/csscholarshipword.doc.
Any club member with a college or college-bound student in the family is strongly encouraged to bring this scholarship to his or her attention. What an honor it would be to receive the first Club scholarship that bears Jirina’s name!