The Slovenian Union of America national branches offer meetings, events and fellowship in many U.S. cities and towns. For more information about a branches listed below contact them directly, or contact the national home office by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 815.727.1926, Wed from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
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Branch 1, SHEBOYGAN, WI (updated 2/23/2017)
Mary Sandwick – President firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Schueffner – Vice President
Mary Jo Grabner – Secretary email@example.com
Betty Repenshek – Treasurer
Mary Ann Schellinger – Zarja Reporter & Member Rep firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet 5-6 times a year with general meetings held at the SS. Cyril and Methodius Church Hall. Special events include a Summer Potluck in June, with the Member of the Year celebration and a Christmas party being held at local venues. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!
Branch 2, CHICAGO, IL (updated 4/6/2017)
Judy Stoll, President, Treasurer and Zarja Reporter email@example.com
Jean (Daisy) Zeleznikar, Vice President
Deborah Morris, Secretary and Recording Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
We have random meetings at the Peaches and Pears Restaurant in Chicago, and in December meet for a Christmas luncheon. Dates will always be announced in the Zarja.
Branch 3, PUEBLO, CO
Maragaret Cullen, President, 719-564-6137
Elieen Kaplan, Secretary/Treasurer, 719-564-4716
Bernice (Hiza) Krasovec, Zarja Reporter, email@example.com
Under the direction of Eileen Kaplan and Margaret Cullen we meet at 12:30 pm on the first Tuesday of each month May through October at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 307 E Mesa Avenue, Pueblo, CO. See you then!
Branch 5 meets on Saturdays 6+ times a year after 4:30 Mass at Holy Trinity Church. Pitch-in dinner follows; bring your favorite Slovenian dish – your recipe or Grandma’s!! Meeting dates are published in the Holy Trinity bulletin, TRINITARIAN and by mail. Family and friends are always welcome!
Branch 10, Cleveland, OH
Stephanie Segulin, President and Zarja Reporter 216-451-1876
Ann Stefanic, Vice President
Theresa Dagg, Secretary/Treasurer, 216-451-1876
Branch 13, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (updated 11/5/2016)
Doreen Sustarich, President
Beverly Jackson, Vice President
Michele Twers, Treasurer, Acting Secretary, Acting Zarja Reporter, Member Rep firstname.lastname@example.org
Virginia Sustarich, Auditor
We meet the 1st Tuesday, September through June, 11:30 am at the Slovenian Hall, 2101 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA. We have an Annual Women’s of the Year Luncheon the 1st Sunday in May.
Branch 16, SOUTH CHICAGO, IL
Marjorie Mitchell, President, email@example.com
Mary Jane Strus, Vice President/Treasurer, 773-768-5127
Therese Rossi, Recording/Coressponding Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dolores Franko , Zarja Reporter, email@example.com
We meet January through May and September through December on the second Saturday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at St. George’s Hall, 95th & Ewing Ave., Chicago. The December meeting will be a Christmas luncheon held on the 2nd Saturday but at 2 p.m., instead of 1:00 p.m, at a local restaurant.
Branch 20, JOLIET, IL
Charlene Kobe, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanne Warsaw, Vice President, email@example.com
Diane Hohenwater, Recording Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Robyn Coyne, Corresponding Secretary, email@example.com
Georgene Agnich, Treasurer
Jo Lustick, Zarja Reporter
Branch 20 meets every third Tuesday of the month (except June, July and August) at St. Joseph Park Hall (Raynor and Theodore Streets) at 7:00 p.m. with a guest speaker. The last Sunday of the month in September we hold our annual “Grape Festival ” at St. Joseph Park Hall from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. The December meeting is a Christmas party and held on the third Sunday of the month.
Branch 23, ELY, MN (updated 12/30/2016)
Patricia J Koski, President, 218-365-5630
Albina Medved, Co-Vice President
James Lah, Co-Vice President
Virginia Ivancich, Secretary
Mary Ann Lekatz, Treasurer
Cecilia Harri, Reporter
We meet on the first Monday of each month (except January, June, and July) at 6:00 p.m. at St Anthony’s Catholic Church Hall, 231 E Camp Street, Ely. We have a one-hour meeting followed by refreshments.
We meet at various locations on the third Thursday of each month except for the winter months. April – Themed Meeting, May – Mother’s Day Luncheon, June – Taste of Slovenia Picnic, September – Themed Meeting, October – All Soul’s Day Walk & Dinner, November – Themed Meeting & December – Christmas Dinner Party.
Branch 26, PITTSBURG, PA (inactive)
Branch 30 – consists of members, like myself, who do not live in a reasonable proximity to an existing Branch. We are spread out across the country and lack the closeness of participating and sharing our heritage, as well as the opportunity to make new friendships. We can do something to change this situation! Jan King, firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch 33, DULUTH, MN (updated 11/5/2016)
Mary Spehar White, President, Member Rep email@example.com
Shirley Hoppenyan, Honorary Vice President
Jackie Ruikavina, Treasurer & Secretary
Ann Menart, Zarja Reporter
Meetings: 1st Thursday, March, April, May, September, October, November, December, February (Do not meet in January, June or July, August ) 6:30 pm/ St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church-610-99th Ave W-Duluth, MN 55808
We celebrate all members at a dinner in May, go out for a dinner meeting in October, and have a Christmas Party in December. For funerals we have 6 members serve as Honorary Pallbearers on behalf of the lodge, pray the rosary before Mass and a special prayer after the Mass with a flower presented to the family. We make donations to the Scholarship Fund and other non-profit organizations. We send cards/money gift to shut in members at Christmas.
Branch 35, AURORA, MN (Updated 2/23/2017)
Vida Lanari, C0-President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosemary Ribich, C0-President, email@example.com
Bernice Ceglar, Sec/Treasurer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Recording Secretary, Sharon Starkovich
Meetings begin at 1:30 at the Aurora Community Center unless there is a special occasion and the place gets changed. Upcoming meetings are: March 5, 2017; April 2, 2017; May 7, 2017 – This is the member of the year dinner; September 10, 2017 – this was set for the 2nd Sunday because of Labor Day; October 1, 2017; November 5, 2017; and December 3, 2017 – Christmas Party
Branch 40, LORAIN, OH
Agnes Serazin, President, 440-324-3393
Stephanie (Turk) Polutnik, Zarja Reporter email@example.com
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month in the Sts. Cyril and Methodius church hall. The meetings are brief and are followed by dessert and coffee. We have a wonderful group of faithful members and urge everyone to join our club.
Branch 42, MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH
Marge (Yemec) Church, President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanette Offutt, Vice President/Secretary, 216-662-4935
Lillian Sadowski, Recording Secretary/ Zarja Reporter, email@example.com
Jacqueline Albers, Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet on the second Saturday in February, May, August and November at 11:00 a.m. at the Maple Heights Public Library in Maple Heights, Ohio. Christmas plans are in the making. Please join us.
Branch 43, MILWAUKEE, WI (updated 11/5/2016)
Janice Luzar Gehm, President email@example.com
BettyAnn Kolesari, Vice President Bkolesar1@wi.rr.com
Mary Bregant, Recording Secretary & Zarja Reporter
Helen Frohna, Treasurer & Member Rep
Tillie Skusek, Corresponding Secretary
Or website www.sua43.org
We meet at the West Allis Public Library, 7421 West National Avenue, West Allis, WI in the Constitution Room, January through June, at Noon the 4th Wednesday of the month. We do not meet in July or August and start up again in September through December.
Each month we have a luncheon/meeting to highlight some Slovenian culture. In March we make butare and on Palm Sunday we carry them in procession to church in our nosa’s. In have our annual MOY in May, celebrate Martinovanje in November, and have a Christmas Party in December.
Branch 47, GARFLIED HEIGHTS, OH (1/15/2017)
Deborah Duris, President/Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Diane Lee Fornaro, Vice President email@example.com
Madelyn A. McKittrick, Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Katherine Wallace, Auditor email@example.com
Kathleen J. Ferrante, Zarja Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet on the second Sunday in March, September, and November at the Maple Heights Public Library. In May and December we meet on the first Saturda of the month. Call or email for exact location.
Branch 50, EUCLID, OH (1/24/2017)
Rosemary Toth, President, email@example.com
Cookie Maxim, Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Josephine Wutchiett, Secretary
Pat Gruden, Treasurer, email@example.com
Rick Tomsick, Zarja Reporter, firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet every third Wednesday of the month except January, February, July and August at the Euclid Public Library on East 222nd St. at 1:00 p.m. We welcome new members, members whose branch does not have regularly scheduled monthly meetings and guests. We always have refreshments.
Branch 54, WARREN, OH
Louise Vett, President, 330-757-2577
Elsie Shine, Vice President, 330-544-2104
Joanne Ponikvar, Secretary/Zarja Reporter email@example.com
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of February through April and September, and November. In May and December we meet at a local restaurant.
We meet on the first Sunday of the month; February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December at 7 p.m. at 1575 Norwood Ave., Girard, Ohio.
Branch 71, STRABANE, PA
Beverly Rosselle, President, 724-873-0914
Helen Hervol, Vice President, 724-745-4676
Adelia Verakis, Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Agnes Bostjancic, Treasurer, 724-746-1099
Branch 84, BROOKLYN, NY (Updated 1/24/2017)
Tanya Vajk, President email@example.com
Maria Whitmire, Member Representative
Elizabeth Gross, Zarja Reporter
We celebrate KULTURNI DAN & Prešeren Day every February in honor of the cultural national holidays in Slovenia.
Branch 89, OGLESBY, IL (updated 11/5/2016)
Julie Harback – President
Fran Morrison – Vice President
Terry Kamnikar – Treasurer
Rose Bell – Secretary
Barbara Bruch – Zarja Reporter & Member Rep
Mitzi Banich – Contact Person, firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/Slovenian-Union-of-America-Branch-89-Oglesby-Illinois-124720887674846/
We meet the 2nd Monday in March, April, October and November at 6 pm. We meet at the Dickinson House, 440 Dale Avenue, Oglesby, IL 61348. Our Picnic Potluck is in September, with dinner outings in May and December. Meetings include food demonstrations, Zagen Meal, culture & heritage discussions. There will be a Slovenian Heritage Celebration April 8, 2017 from 4-7 pm at Claudette’s, 253 E. Walnut Street, Oglesby, IL 61348 with Displays, food samples, polka music, and raffles.
Branch 93, NEW YORK CITY, NY (3/4/2017)
Stephanie Owens – President
Camille Okoren Price – Vice President
Veronika Dolar – Treasurer
Alyssa Owens – Secretary
Tanya Vajk – Past-President
Ria Whitmire – Member Representative
Kathleen Simmonds – Zarja Reporter
The Slovenian Union of America (formerly SWUA) unites Slovenians in our community, creating a cultural bridge between New York City and Slovenia. We host regular events and meetings bringing together Slovenians and Slovenian-Americans of all generations.
We aim to provide resources, communication, and foster friendships in honor of our cultural heritage. Everyone in NYC and the surrounding areas are welcome to join and participate! To learn more please visit: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SUANYCBranch93, contact us at NYCSlovenianUnion@gmail.com
Branch 99, LEMONT, IL (updated 3/27/2017)
Bill Zerial, President, email@example.com
Sonja DePratt, Vice President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jana Hlade, Secretary, email@example.com
Monica Morrissette, Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jana Hlade, Zarja Reporter, email@example.com
We meet at local restaurants or at the Slovenian Catholic Center in Lemont, IL. Our schedule varies year to year. Please contact us for specifics.
Branch 100, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (updated 1/12/2017)
Teresa Koci – President
Linda Costell – Vice President
Joanna Farrage – Treasurer
Jean Turnbull – Secretary
Jean Koci – Zarja Reporter & Contact Person firstname.lastname@example.org
Dorothy Jerneycic – Member Rep
We have no set meeting dates or location but meet three times a year, with an annual cooking class in February or March. The Member of the Year luncheon is in April or May, and a Christmas luncheon in December.
We meet at Holy Family Parish Center in Willard, WI. We meet in February, May, September and December on a day when the Parish Center is available. This is usually published in the Zarja under Branch 102 news. We always have a potluck lunch followed by our meeting. Give us a call!
Branch 103, WASHINGTON, DC (updated 11/5/2016)
Mary L Terselic, President email@example.com
Ana Sonc Jevtic, Vice President
Richard A Terselic, Treasurer, Secretary, Zarja Reporter & Member Rep
Branch meetings are held in the Slovenian Chapel located in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC after the 1st Sunday of the month at 11:00 am. (Slovenian Language Mass) We have no set meetings. Communion breakfasts are held in the basilica cafeteria in the fall, Easter food blessing the Saturday preceding the feast; annual election of officers at the January branch meeting.
Branch 108, OLNEY, MD
Bernadette Kovacic Fitzsimmons, President & Zarja Reporter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Koiner, Vice President, email@example.com
Anne Straton, Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Klansek, Treasurer, email@example.com
We invite SWUA members, visitors and friends in the Washington, DC metro area to affiliate with our new Maryland branch. We meet on second Sundays in Feb., March, April, May, Sept., Oct. and Nov. for a 1:00 p.m. lunch meeting. Meetings are held in Olney, MD at Hunan Delight, The Olney Community Room, or other places that coincide with branch events. Guest speakers are featured regularly, and our members and juniors participate in parades, international book festivals and more in honor of our Slovenian heritage. Send an e-mail for details on upcoming meetings and events.
Branch 109, TWIN CITIES, MN (updated 3/3/2017)
Mike Koski – President, SUA Representative firstname.lastname@example.org
Chuck Podominick – Vice President
Mary Ann Setnicker – Treasurer
Liz Miller – Recording Secretary
Jean Podominick – Membership Secretary
Elaine Barthelemy – Zarja Reporter
Meetings are the 3rd Saturday of the Month, 9:30am-Noon (September through May) at the New Brighton Community Center, 400 10th Street NW, New Brighton, MN 55112. We participate in the Festival of Nations with an exhibit for Slovenia, For information on our other events please visit our website or Facebook Page.
Branch 110, LAKE COUNTY, IL
Mary Gornick Carmody, President, email@example.com
Candi Pfeiffer, Vice President, candi.p@Comcast.net
Nick Carmody, Secretary/Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org
page last updated 3/3/2017