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St. Mikuláš 2016

Come and celebrate the tradition of St. Mikulas with delicious food, music, and culture. This no cost event is always fun for the children who will receive a traditional gift package from the club as well as a visit from St Mikulas himself. THE EVENT IS FREE FOR MEMBERS. NON-MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME WITH A REQUESTED DONATION OF $10.00 WHICH CAN BE APPLIED TOWARDS A CLUB MEMBERSHIP.

We ask that each parent bring a small wrapped gift (approximately $10.00) for each of their children with their name attached.

When: Sunday, December 4th
Time: 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm
Location: Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission, Kansas 66202
Phone: 913 722-8200

2:00-2:30 – Gather and musical entertainment
2:30-3:15 – Potluck Meal
3:15-4:30 – Visit from St. Mikulas, children gifts, and other activities

We ask that each family bring a dish as follows:
Last Name: A through L – meat/main dish

M through R – vegetable/salad

S through Z – dessert/appetizer

The club will provide soft drinks, plates, and other utensils.

Kids, can you sing a song, read a poem, tell a story, do a trick for St. Mikulas? All talents on a voluntary basis.

Please RSVP to Stan Salva at stansalva10@gmail.com or at 816 461-3230 or at 816 805-5585 by November 30, 2016.
Please provide the number of adults and children who will attend so we can make proper preparations.

We hope you can join us for this fun afternoon. If icy or snowy conditions exist during the morning of December 4th, please contact Stan Salva before departing in case we need to cancel the event.


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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

Sylvester Powell Community Center
6200 Martway Street
Mission, KS 66202

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