Twin Cities Slovenians
February 23, 2013
Welcome by John Zakelj
Attendance : 34
Music by Rich Samec and Mary Ann Palmer
Member of the Year presented
by Norm Setnicker - We are honored to celebrate Jean Rolstad and her many
contributions to our group. As a member
of TCS Jean was corresponding secretary for the past 5 years. Her creativity has shown in her invitations
and correspondence in the group. She and
daughter machine embroidered dishtowels and aprons as a TCS fundraiser. She rarely missed a board or membership
meeting, driving over an hour from St. Peter. She has also volunteered her time in
corresponding with overseas military. She
and her cousin Beti have created a volume of genealogy that will be enjoyed by
her family for years to come. Many thanks for all you do Jean!
Treasurer’s report – Mary Ann Setnicker as of last meeting the balance is 2,333.66 with 79 paid members.
Upcoming meeting: March 16 meeting will be a genealogy workshop – Chuck Podominick. Please bring your materials such as old letters, birth or death certificates, immigration records etc. to start with. There will be internet access and translators available.
Corresponding secretary – Jean Rolstad has decided to retire from her duties, and Jean Podominick has graciously taken on the duties of Corresponding Secretary. Hvala Lepa
Festival of Nations – Mike Koski and Sue Rademacher are festival chairs. May 1 will set up, the festival runs May 2-5. There will be a sign up for booth volunteers At April’s meeting.
Yul Yost will have an article on the flower Hellebore in SAT. Hellebores are a perennial native Slovenian flowers and are available in nurseries here .
Perpetuum Jazzile – Patricia Dahl follows this a cappella choir from Slovenia. They are doing a US tour in March, and will be in Mason, City IA March 23. There will be a one day bus trip to the concert. There is a flyer and a link on TCS website.
Program Rick Pisa “A Taste of Slovenia” based on his trip to Slovenia last fall. It was a lovely power point with accompanying music.
Raffled off 2 bottles of wine.