Welcome to the “New Normal” - whatever that is!
The Twin Cities Slovenians had the first seasonal meeting of our Board a few days ago where the prime topic was how we can deal with the current environment. The previous venue for our monthly meetings, the New Brighton Community Center, is closed for groups of our size until at least the new year. So what are the alternatives?
First of all, Slovenians are a tough bunch as proven in the centuries of wars and occupations even the Black Plague - and yet they kept their culture intact.
After some brainstorming, one area we are going explore initially is having our monthly meetings in the virtual world until we can return to more traditional environment. Following the lead of a lot of businesses, groups, and individuals, we are going to explore the wonderful world of “Zoom” virtual meetings. If unfamiliar with Zoom – ask the grand-kids! The test of this will be the regular September Membership Meeting which will include a travellog by Rick Steves.
From the participant’s standpoint, all that is needed a computer with speakers, a camera, and an internet connection. While a computer with a large screen is ideal even a smartphone or tablet will do the job. The software needed is free and actually loads itself in most cases – really!
Check back on this website and watch your emails for more details.
Attention Twin Cities Slovenians!
Thank you to all who have submitted photos for the 2021 calendar. There are some great photos – and the board faced a tough challenge in selecting the finalists. We are confident that the 2021 edition will be a great addition to your collection, and, of course, will make a fine gift. (Think, Christmas, 2020!) Winners of the contest (those who have had their photos selected) and the 2021 calendar itself will be unveiled in the fall of 2020 - hopefully, at a meeting or, if we are unable to meet, electronically. Since we do not yet know the schedule for resuming our meetings, ordering and distribution will take place by mail. There will be two opportunities to order calendars.
- Final order: Order your calendars by September 30th at the regular price of $14.00 per calendar.
- All calendars will be mailed on or about October 1st.
The 2021 Calendar Pre-Order form is attached. Please print and fill in the information. Mail your order and check to the address on the form no later than July 31st. The calendar sale is our major fund raiser and helps cover our costs throughout the year. (Did we mention that they make excellent gifts!)