Twin Cities Slovenians

Membership Meeting

February 21, 2015

New Brighton Community Center

Welcome by John Zakelj

Welcome to newcomers, and a special welcome to the families of Mimi and Yul!                 

Attendance: 55

Music Mary Ann Palmer

Announcements

Thanks our volunteers to make coffee, making treats. 

Festival of Nations is Thurs April 30 – May 3. The theme this year is International Arts.  Marian Brezovic will coordinate volunteers.  Green Card Voices also will need volunteers.   Monday February 23 will be a planning meeting, at Culver’s in New Brighton, see Sue or Mike.

A new digitized magazine Slovenia.si is an online magazine.  The latest issue featured Tina Maze.

We had received and donated monies in memory of Karl Grahek. We donated $500.  A report was issued on how the monies were used. 

Treasurer’s report Mary Ann Setinicker – combined balance of $5723.20.

Program

Oral History Videos, by Tea Rozman Clark, Mimi Gorshe Manning and Yul Yost.

Dr. Tea Rozman Clark is director of Green Card Voices, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis.  Utilizing web-based video storytelling, Green Card Voices staff and volunteers have traveled the country, listening to those with the courage to share their journey, documenting each story in an authentic and unbiased way. Videos were made of long time members Yul Yost and Mimi Gorshe Manning. Tea will present Yul and Mimi’s videos, and Yul and Mimi have added their own comments and answered questions.

Yul comes with Jean and Vonnie.  Mimi introduced her large loving contingent. The videos were very moving and informative.  They sparked much discussion.

Upcoming meetings

                March 21, Regions of Slovenian by Miro Medved

                April 18, Festival of Nations preparations, by Sue Rademacher and Mike Koski

Respectfully submitted,

Liz Miller,

Recording Secretary