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Join Slovenian Union of America


To be recognized, with high esteem, as the leading Slovenian heritage and cultural association responsible for promoting interest and awakening passion in those Americans of Slovenian ancestry while serving their diverse interests


Dedicated to honor and preserve our Slovenian legacy; to promote its ideals and to ensure its longevity for future generations.

PURPOSE To commit ourselves to keeping the spirit alive by fostering in our membership an understanding and appreciation of our Slovenian heritage and by reaching out to awaken or instill this passion in others through communications, education and the provision of resources.



* Receive the bimonthly magazine Zarja – The Dawn which highlights Slovenia, its rich heritage, culture, traditions, and recipes, plus more.

* Participate in local Branch activities which promote “Keeping the Slovenian Spirit Alive.

* Participate in national activities which include events in the United States and Slovenia.

* Scholarship Opportunities for high school seniors and current college students.

* Research both SUA/SWUA’s historical and genealogical resources – the Ivana Project and the Matti Register; both long-term scanning projects of member documents since 1926.

* Visit SUA’s website with links to numerous Slovenian-American interests.

* Visit SUA’s free Heritage Museum in Joliet, Illinois, with Slovenian hertitage exhibits and library.

*BEST OF ALL* Connect and network with Slovenian-Americans across the country!

Join SUA Today! Be entitled to all the great benefits and learning opportunities about Slovenia and its heritage, culture,traditions, recipes, and more. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to SUA!

Slovenian Union of America

Slovenska Zveza v Ameriki (Formerly the Slovenian Women’s Union of America)

431 North Chicago Street Joliet, Illinois 60432-1703

Phone: 815.727.1926 Website: E-mail:

SUA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is now tax deductible as allowed by the IRS. Your donation will also allow SUA to expand on our programs, benefits, and educational heritage workshops.

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