Twin Cities Slovenians
Membership Meeting Minutes
February 25, 2012

Little Venetian Restaurant, Little Canada, MN
 
Welcome:  President John Zakelj welcomed all and called meeting to order at 9:45AM.
Reports:  No old reports.
Treasurer's Report: Deferred in lieu of special speaker today.
Motions:  There were no motions or other official business conducted.
Presentation:  Miro Medved introduced former congressman James Oberstar.  He spoke of his Slovenian ancestry and his assistance in helping Slovenia gain independence.  Sue Rademacher took notes during his presentation (see attached) and John Zakelj recorded the presentation on video (DVD available from zakelj@cs.com ).
Slovenian Films:  Marge Pryately described work underway to show Slovenian films in various locations across Minnesota.
Festival of Nations:  Sue Rademacher described planning for this year’s Festival of Nations.  Mike Koski asked for volunteers to man the booth.
Fundraiser:  Jean Rolstad presented aprons and dish towels which she and her daughter are custom-embroidering in response to individual orders (usually with Slovenian words) as a fundraiser for Twin Cities Slovenians. 
John Zakelj closed the meeting just before noon.

These minutes were submitted by John Zakelj based on notes by Sue Rademacher (secretary Jamie Monson was on vacation.)