Twin Cities Slovenians Meeting
April 21, 2012
Welcome: President John Zakelj called the meeting to order.
Attending: A total of 37 members and
guests were present.
Music: Sue Rademacher led the group singing Zdravica Stari Trti
Treasurers Report: Mary Ann Setnicker
reported the group has $2078.73 to date in the fund. No bills for Festival of Nations have been
submitted or paid as of today.
KSKJ is planning
a trip to Branson with Singing Slovenes May 4-7 2012.
The textbook currently
being used in Slovenian language class “Colloquial Slovene”. Is available both on Amazon and Barnes and
Twin Cities Slovenian’s “Member of the Year” to Sue Rademacher. Norm read the article regarding her honor
that he wrote and is being published in the Zarija newspaper.
Wednesday will be open to suggestions in planning programs for next year.
Raising: At next meeting in May, Jean
will show Christmas Aprons. Place order
soon, by September there will be no orders taken.
1.Sue Rademacher and Mike Koski are Co-Chairs of Festival of
The theme this
year is Ethnic Events. Twin Cities
Slovenians are hosting a booth this year and the focus will be Festival Stare
Trte, the Old Vine Festival. A sub theme
will be the bee and bee products. The backdrop in booth will be the Old
There will be some
showcase Bee Products from Slovenia and a Bee Hive. The Bee hive is being built by John Medved. Jean Rolstad made a bee costume and will be
worn by Chloe Samec on Friday and Saturday.
Any other children who want to participate in the Festival can sign up
to wear the costume. The Carnelian Grey
Bee; Kranjska Svika, is known as docile
hardworking, efficient, also great traits of the Slovenian culture.
thanked the group for all the volunteers, still has openings that need to be
filled. Contact him as soon as you can.
purchased a block of parking tickets for River City parking ramp and will be
selling them for $6.00 each.
at 8:00 am, KARE 11 will showcase Festival of Nations including the Slovenian
group. All who want to participate please arrive early in costume.
predominately school groups approx 7000 students pass through those doors. There will be many questions regarding
country information. They will want
names written and there is a book available to help. They will have Passport –
and it does get busy with stamping.
booth has won “Best Booth” by Festival of Nations 2 of the 5 years.
The focus of the
festival is on culture of countries- not maps or borders.
2. Sue and Dave Rademacher
presented slides of their most recent trip to Slovenia.
Ljubljana, Lake Bled and photos of their extended family who live in Slovenia. They continued their journey by taking the
train to Maribor. They met up with Norm and MaryAnn Setnicker during the
Festival Stare Trte, the Maribor Old Vine Festival. Sue and Dave met up with Kesinje Renar Sitar
in Krtinovica and she showed them the small vineyard and distillery in the home
of her father, along with the beautiful gardens surrounding it. Their travels took them on Kranjska Gora and up to the Italian
border. Other places of interest
included visiting a cemetery in Kobarid , exploring medieval Skofja loka and finally
ending their journey back in Ljubljana.
3. Father Baraga – Yul Yost
Yul handed out a
postcard of all the sites of Father Baraga.
Yul continued to share the history of Father Baraga along with his insights
into many of the photos of him and what and how Father Baraga is portrayed.
Meeting Adjourned at 11:45 am.