Archive for November, 2008

You are invited to a celebration honoring St. Mikulas

Come and celebrate this traditional Czechoslovakian holiday.
This is a special event that focuses on the children, who are especially welcome, as well as all those interested in Czech and Slovak culture, customs and history.

Sunday, December 7, 2008
2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center
6200 Martway
Mission, KS  66202

Please RSVP to Terry Smitka at 816-217-9487 or tsmitka@yahoo.com by December 1, 2008.
Please provide number of adults & children who will be attending.
There is no charge to attend.

Czech & Slovak musical entertainment by John Brungardt on the accordian.

We hope you can join us for this fun-filled afternoon. If icy or snowy conditions exist during the morning of December 7, please contact Terry Smitka before departing in case we need to cancel the event. We do not want anyone injured while driving or walking up to the program.

2:00 – 2:30
Gather and musical entertainment

2:30 – 3:45
Potluck Meal
We ask that each family
bring a dish as follows:

A – J  –  vegetable/salad
K – R  –  appetizer/dessert
S – Z  –  main dish
The club will provide soft
drinks, plates, and utensils.

3:45 – 4:30
Visit from St. Mikulas
Children’s gifts and other activities
Bring a wrapped gift for each of your children with his or her name on it.(maximum value of $10)

Kids, can you sing a song, read a poem, tell a story, do a trick?
Then share your talents with St. Mikulas on this celebration day.

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As we approach the holidays and the New Year, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your past support and ask you to renew your membership for 2009. In filling out your renewal form, the club would particularly like your email address in order to make contacting you easier and quicker. Although we were not as active in

2008 as we hoped, we still were able to provide a number of programs.

We began the year with our annual meeting before Easter. We also held a cooking class, a genealogy class, and participated in the Kansas City Ethnic Festival. This Fall we hosted a meeting by Gail Naughton from the flooded Czech and Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, IA. We also co-sponsored with Visitation Church the performance of the Czech girls singing group “Jitro” this October. With 2009 being the 20th anniversary of the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, we hope to participate in several interesting events next year that commemorate this historic period. We are a small club with a little over 100 individual and family members and we do our best to try and preserve the culture of our forefathers. The Board hopes you enjoy the various events that we plan and help support the club with your dues and participation. Please help us by recommending the club to other family members and friends that might have an interest. Also, keep in mind that guests are always welcome to any of our events. So please return your dues by the first of the year or bring them to the St.

Mikulas event so we can make sure you receive information on all upcoming programs. Please let us know as well if you would like to become more active in the governance of the club. We are always open to energetic people with new ideas.

Annual Dues
Single $15  Family $20

Please make check payable to:
The Czech and Slovak Club of Greater Kansas City

Send application and payment to:
Jana Rooney
6425 Valley Road
Kansas City, MO  64113

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