Twin Cities Slovenians
Minutes of Meeting October 23, 2010
President Norm Setnicker called the meeting to order at 9:50 a.m. with 21 members in attendance. He welcomed all, then introduced Marissa Medved, daughter of Frank and Mary Medved. Marissa is doing a school project and was at the meeting for information..
Norm then turned the meeting to Mary Ann Palmer for the singing session. Several songs were sung and singing went very well with enough people who knew the language well and participated in the singing.
Norm then read the minutes from the September meeting and discussed the treasury balance in the absence of Yvonne McComber, treasurer. He also read the letter from St Bernard’s Church explaining the partial refund of our rental fee due to air conditioning and microphone service being unavailable.
Karl Grahek reported on the membership and we now have 73 new and renewed members and 12 old members who have not yet renewed.
Norm explained how Marissa Medved’s project is important
for all of us, since it involves histories of Slovenians in the Minneapolis/St
Paul area. He told how the IHRC is
working to get oral histories of
Marissa then gave a short talk about her project.
She is attending
When the forms were completed Sue Rademaker spoke about the
Sample Slovenian Heritage Weekend at the
Norm announced that there will be an upcoming election of officers and he doesn’t intend to take on the presidency but will finish out his term through May of 2011.
Norm spoke of looking into a possible group trip to
gather more information for us.
John Zakelj suggested we could combine
with the Slovenian festival held in
The program was next with John Zakelj giving a presentation
on Slovenian Bobbin Lace. His
mother, Anna Žakelj Jesenko
There was a question and answer period after the presentation and those who brought lace samples showed them as well as the sample that John brought. Marlene Palkovich suggested that John contact Minnesota Public Television to show the film. She will help with contact information.
Norm is still planning for next month’s meeting which should be with stained glass. Tom Moren, Yul Yost and Mike Koski are all to be involved. The next meeting will be on November 20, 2010, again at the Little Venetian.
Yul read a hand written letter on lined paper that he had received in response to the Bishop Baraga post cards that were handed out at the convention. He was trying to find out who owned the land on which the cross stands. The letter said it was the writer’s family who deeded the land to the church. Norm has asked Denise Bartlett about our Branch selling the post cards after the National Convention and she said we could but we would need to have our own members man the booth/table.
Meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
Respectfully submitted by,