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The Slovak film The Kandidát will be shown on Thursday, November 10, at the Kansas International Film Festival (KIFF, www.kansasfilm.com).
The film will be played at the Ranchmart Theaters in Leawood, Kansas. KIFF runs from Friday, November 4, until Thursday, November 10.
The Slovak Embassy in Washington D.C. has loaned their copy of the movie to the festival.

2016 Club Picnic

Dear members,

A reminder – Czech/Slovak Club Picnic on Saturday, September 10th. Bring your lawn chairs, side dish, and adult beverages. 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 10
Time: 3 PM until 6 PM
Location: West Shelter House, English Landing Park in Parkville, MO

Club will provide grilled meat/utensils/soft drinks. Please bring a side dish to share. The park allows alcohol!

Please contact Stan Salva if you are planning to attend as we need to know how much meat to order!
816-805-5585 or stansalva10@gmail.com


The festival starts on Thursday, July 28, and ends on Saturday, July 30. Do not forget to visit kansasczechs.com and wilsonczechfest.com.

Annual Meeting 2016

Annual Club Meeting on April 3rd

Please mark the date for our club’s annual meeting on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The meeting will take place beginning at 2 PM at the Sylvester Powell Community Center in Mission, Kansas. It will be potluck and we ask that members and guests bring food based on the guidelines mentioned below. The business part of our meeting will include the current financial status of the club, upcoming programs, and the election of officers. You can mail your ballot to the address on the newsletter or bring it to the meeting.

Our program this year should be valuable to anyone interested in researching their family history. Member Iveta Blahut is a genealogy specialist with the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, MO. She will make a presentation that should be of great help to both beginners and accomplished researchers on uncovering details about your ancestors and family history. The Midwest Genealogy Center has many sources of information available, and Iveta will be happy to introduce you to those sources that would be of most interest to those of us with a Czech or Slovak background. Her program will take about 20-30 minutes and she will be available for individual assistance as well after that.

For the children, there will also be a table for egg decorating.

Please RSVP to Terry Smitka if you are planning to attend the meeting. Terry can be contacted at tsmitka@rwbaird.com or 816 217-9487.

Club Meeting:
Sunday, April 3, 2016 – 2:00 PM-4:30PM
2:00 – social
2:15 – meal
3:00 – meeting
3:15 – Program on Czech and Slovak Genealogy
4:15 – cleanup

Location:
Sylvester Powell Community Center
6200 Martway Street
Mission, KS 66202

Potluck:
A – F = salad/vegetable
G – L = dessert/appetizer
M – Z = meat/main dish

In order to promote and enhance the appreciation of Czech and Slovak culture and heritage, the Czech & Slovak Club of Kansas City has established two annual scholarship awards in the amount of $250 and $500, to be granted based on academic promise and evidence of cultural awareness and appreciation. Please click on a file format below to view the eligibility criteria and instructions for interested applicants:
DOCX / PDF

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The 2016 Diplomatic Ball


The Czech and Slovak Commissioners for the Ethnic Enrichment Commission are proud to announce that the Czech and Slovak Republics will be co-hosting the 2016 Diplomatic Ball along with France, Germany, Greece and Spain. The last time our club hosted the Ball was in 2007.

Each country will feature an ethnic food on the menu and provide cultural entertainment peculiar to their unique European heritage. A ten piece band – Platinum Express – will provide ballroom dancing. Please consider joining your fellow club members for an evening of great food and entertainment. The price is $70 per person.

Join the “European Odyssey” on March 19, 2016 at 6 pm at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

For more information and to purchase tickets please contact: Jana Magnuson – 816-519-1437 or Mike Kalny – 913-962-2145 by March 12th.

-Terry Smitka