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Archive for April, 2010

Eva Strizovska’s visit

On Sunday, April 18, a few members of our club met with Eva Strizovska, editor of the Czech Dialogue (Cesky Dialog) and author of a bilingual book about Texas Czechs. Eva Strizovska visited Kansas City on her way from a presentation at the University of Lincoln, Nebraska. She brought along a documentary film by Tomas Hasler titled Reconnecting With My Father. The film is about Karel Hašler, a Czech songwriter, actor, lyricist, film and theatre director, composer, writer, dramatist, screenwriter, and cabaretier. Karel Hašler was arrested by the Gestapo in September 1941 during the production of his film Městečko Na Dlani, and died in a concentration camp. Tomas Hasler will visit Kansas City this fall to speak in conjunction with the showing of the film. Please take the time to view Eva Strizovska’s magazine, the Czech Dialogue, at cesky-dialog.net.

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Annual meeting

The club’s annual meeting was held on Sunday, March 28. The main entertainment was provided by Freida Kossyk and her daughter Irene Thompson, who demonstrated their Easter egg decorating techniques to the club members. During this meeting the club president, Terry Smitka, also introduced the elected club officers for the year of 2010.

Club President – Terry Smitka
1st Vice President (Membership) – Iveta Blahut
2nd Vice President (Social/Programs) – Hana Buric
3rd Vice Presidents (EEC Commissioners) – Bob Bee, Mike Kalny
Recording Secretary – Sharon Short
Corresponding Secretary – Susan Zvacek
Treasurer – Jana Rooney
Historian – Gene Simon
Board Emeritus – Joyce Cox, Linda Vlasak, Jirina LaVine

Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic – Sharon K. Valasek
Honorary Consul of the Slovak Repulic – Ross P. Marine

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Now with photographs


A Photo page has been added, where you will be able to find yourself in photographs from the club’s past events and activities.

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