Slovenian Union of America

Mark your calendar! 2015 National Convention of the Slovenian Union of America


Convention Schedule of Events


Branch 99 of Lemont, Illinois, is pleased to host the 27th SUA National Convention for next summer. It will be held from June 18-21, 2015 (adding another day from previously noted) at the Chicago Marriott Naperville hotel in Naperville, Illinois, and spending a day on the beautiful grounds of the Slovenian Catholic Mission and the Slovenian Catholic Center in Lemont.

Lemont and surrounding areas have a very proud, active Slovenian community and we welcome you to enjoy a long weekend enjoying Slovenian food, entertainment, and friends.

Our National Convention will include many activities, including a celebration at the SUA Home Office/Heritage Museum in Joliet, Lipizzan stallions performance, Slovenian fashion show, Potica contest, Apron contest and auction, Polka lessons, Beehive tour and presentation, tour of the Slovenian Catholic Center and grottos, Slovenian art show, entertainment, and more!

Room reservations may be made at the Chicago Marriott Naperville hotel (630.505.4900) at special convention prices beginning later this year. Plan to enjoy the beautiful downtown area of Naperville with its many shops and restaurants.

The Convention is open to all members, Branch delegates (Member Representatives), and guests of all ages. All are welcome to join in the meals, activities, special events, and business portions of the Convention.

 If you have questions, please contact: Julie Lajoie,  National Convention Chairperson at or 630.854.5400


It’s time to support everything you love about the Slovenian Union of America! Whether it’s a gift of Time, Talent, or Treasure – WE NEED YOU! No matter how big or small your effort is, it will allow us to continue to share our love for our Slovenian heritage for generations to come.

TIME: Can you give us a helping hand? We are looking for Grant Writers, Zarja – The Dawn Writers, Fund-raising Teams, Exhibits, Membership Director, and Volunteers at our Home Office & Heritage Museum.

TALENT: Can you conduct a workshop at a location convenient to you that would share a Slovenian talent you may have?

TREASURE: Can you make a donation to our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation? Can you fund an exhibit at our Heritage Museum? Or can you simply fill out the enclosed membership application and enroll a friend or family member?

At SUA’s 2015 National Convention our goal is to announce a healthy, financially stable membership, with many active members and a great membership campaign.

From now until May 15, 2015, for every member who recruits a member, we will enter the recruiter’s name in a drawing. The more members you recruit, the more chances you have to win the fabulous prizes: 1st place – $150 and 2nd place – $100

The member who recruits the most new members will receive $150!


Who wants to participate? Simply fill out an application and add your name as the recruiter. You can download copies on our website.

The more members you enroll, the more chances you have to win. Membership fees for those 18 years of age and older are $25, and those under 18 are $5. Who wants to make a difference?


Bonnie Prokup, National President


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For the first time Member Representatives joined the National Board of Directors for a teleconference. You are welcome to read the minutes from this historical meeting. The next meeting will take place on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. 

2013 Annual SUA Teleconference Meeting Minutes Delegate_Meeting_11-16-13

Membership Application and Brochure






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