Feast of St. Nicholas – Evening with Bishop A. Edward Pevec

Sponsored by the Slovenian American Heritage Foundation

7:00 PM – Friday, December 5, 2014
The Center for Pastoral Leadership (Borromeo Seminary)
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Slovenian American Business Association (SABA) Conference

LukaOn November 17, 2014 SABA hosted the Slovenia: Business Opportunities for US Companies conference at the Slovenian Catholic-Cultural Center 14525 Main Street, Lemont, IL 60439

Presentations and speakers included: Dr. Božo Cerar, Ambassador of Republic of Slovenia in Washington DC, Jurcek Zmauc, Slovenian Consul General Cleveland, Ohio, Gorazd Renčelj Economic Counselor at the Embassy of Slovenia in Washington, DC, Rudy Krasovec, Chairman KSKJ Life, Fr. Peter Rozic American Slovenian Education Foundation, Prof. Luka Zibelnik, Center for Slovenian Studies, Dean Kravos, representative for the Hidria Corporation, Tina Hozjan Ruda, president of Slovenian Catholic Cultural Center and Jože Kokal, President of SABA. Read the rest of this entry »

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Church Pipe Organ Concert – Dec. 7th, 2014

Nathan LaubeOn Dec. 7, 2014 there will be ONE all parish Mass at 10:00AM followed by a church pipe organ recital by Professor Nathan Laube on the restored church Holtkamp pipe organ. Prof. Laube is a 26 year-old assistant professor at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. Prof. Laube is of Slovenian and German descent and a native of Chicago, IL. Following the church pipe organ recital will be a reception by private invitation only in the lower church hall.

Prof. Laube was graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA., where he studied organ and piano. He received the Institute’s two highest awards, the Landis Award for Excellence in Academics and the Aldwell Award for Excellence in Musical Studies. In June 2013 he received his Master’s Degree in Organ Performance from the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, Germany. he has performed in the Republic of Slovenia, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, as well as in multiple states in the USA. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s right around the corner!  Ski season is quickly approaching and the Cleveland Slovenian Ski Club is excited for another year.

CSSC was started in 2007 by Franci Sever and Dave Osenar with cooperation of Consulate General of Slovenia.  Dave and Franci have done a wonderful job these last seven years of organizing area Slovenians for friendship, fitness, and fun.   There is a lot of legwork they can be commended for and they have always displayed such positive energy.  The CSSC is changing hands with Frank and Christy Vidmar taking over this year.  We are a family of five and have enjoyed making family memories on the slopes and on ski trips.  Our goal is to attract even more local Slovenians of all ages.  CSSC has no volunteer hours, no membership fee, and no meetings.  We get group rates on lift tickets and lodging.  We welcome skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.  Our mission is simply for everyone to have a great time.

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Microsoft Word - FOOD DRIVE.docxIt is no secret that fraternal societies like the American Mutual Life Association (the AMLA) endeavor to support their communities. According to a study released by the Center for Financial Policy at the University of Maryland, fraternal organizations in the United States contributed more than $3.8 Billion per year to the economy from 2007 to 2011 (a timeframe that spans the Great Recession when the economy needed it most).  Each year, the AMLA and its members give back tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of volunteer time to help make the AMLA’s membership and the surrounding community strong and vibrant.

This month, the American Mutual Life Association is hosting the AMLA Show Your Love Food Drive in an effort to collect food for the less fortunate this Thanksgiving holiday. Food will be collected at St. Mary of the Assumption parish in Collinwood, St. Vitus parish in Cleveland, the Offices of the Slovenian American Times (33977 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills), the AMLA Home Office (19424 South Waterloo Road, Cleveland), and at the various AMLA Lodge Meetings and AMLA Fraternal Events. Membership in the AMLA is not required to donate (a complete calendar of AMLA Events, Meetings and more is available at www.AmericanMutual.org). Read the rest of this entry »

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Rising virtuoso and American born organist, 26 year-old Professor Nathan Laube, appointed to the faculty in 2013 of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, as an Assistant Professor of Organ, will perform an organ recital on Dec. 7, 2014 in St. Vitus Church, 6019 Lausche Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44103. An all parish Mass at 10AM will precede the organ recital. Mass and organ recital are open to the public. The organ recital is no admission charge, followed by private invitation only reception in the lower church hall.  Good-will offerings will be accepted. Professor Laube is the grandson of Ludvik and Mara Kolman, Slovenian immigrants forced to flee Slovenia to lower Austria at the end W.W. II. They lived for five years in a displaced camp and then immigrated to Chicago, Illinois. Nathan’s mother is of Slovenian descent and his father of German descent. He grew up in Chicago. Read the rest of this entry »

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7:00 PM – Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Slovenian Society Home, 20713 Recher Avenue, Euclid, Ohio The Slovenian-American Heritage Foundation invites all to attend the fifth talk in our 2014 Lecture Series.  The Foundation is extremely pleased that Dr. Vladimir Rus will present a discussion on how Italy’s surrender from World War II impacted the future of Slovenia. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, November 11, at 7:00 PM in the Lower Hall of the Slovenian Society Home, 20713 Recher Avenue in Euclid.  A coffee and strudel social will follow the lecture. Read the rest of this entry »

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