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News Letter: Season's Greetings

December 28, 2012 By: Andrej G Category: Holiday Greetings, Newsletter

Season’s Greetings

Season's Greetings

On behalf of the Board of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota (CSCC), I would like to wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season and a happy New Year.

This past year, the CSCC has organized numerous inspirational events and programs, including a Tribute to Miloš Forman, visit of Dr. Tomáš Klvaňa, and the Insect Play.  The lecture series have addressed important topics in the Czech and Slovak history, such as the Lidice Massacre or the Slovak National Uprising in 1944. Literary Ventures have read and discussed many interesting books related to Czech and Slovak life and culture, including Living Parallel by Alexandr Kliment or Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948 by Madeleine Albright.

This small sample of events that took place in 2012 illustrates the richness and diversity of CSCC work.  Thank you for being active participants in CSCC programs and events.  Your presence makes the work of CSCC meaningful.  A special thank you to those who have already become CSCC members.  Your membership contributions provide CSCC with the necessary resources to carry our vision forward.  For those of you, who would like to join in the New Year, please follow this link: www.cs-center.org/join

The New Year is bringing renewed energy into our work and we are looking forward to seeing everyone at CSCC 2013 events.  Please, check the CSCC website for upcoming programs and other information about the CSCC. Feel free to contact us with ideas and suggestions as we move forward.

Happy Holiday Season and a wonderful New Year!

From the CSCC Board of Directors,

Warm regards,

Dr. Renáta Tichá, President

Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota

News Letter: CSCC Announcements

September 20, 2012 By: peterv Category: Newsletter

Dear Members and Friends of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota,

I am pleased to provide you with this past year CSCC activities and give you an update on current plans.  Recently, our web master received a most complementary e-mail from Barbora Siposova, a Slovak living in Prague, who was attending a conference here in Minneapolis.  Her e-mail stated how amazed she was to see all the things the CSCC Center was involved in including lectures, films, and performances.  She further wrote how pleased she was to see how these activities serve to preserve the Czech and Slovak culture.

And we are indeed proud of the activities offered this year to our members and friends of CSCC.  On January 7 CSCC sponsored a production by the Perpich Center for Arts Education of the Josef and Karel Capek play “From the Insect World.”   The play was held at the Whitling Proscenium Theatre, Rarig Center, on the University of Minnesota campus. We were able to offer $10.00 tickets for adults and $5.00 tickets for seniors, students, and children.  Check our website for a detailed listing of our 2011-2012 Literary Ventures informal, small-group discussions of Czech and Slovak books in English translation.  This activity is free and everyone is welcome.  You can also view the 2011-2012 Lecture Series offerings at our website.  These offerings are also free and open to the public.  This year’s lecture series culminated with powerful accounts by two sisters who survived the razing of the town and massacre of the Lidice population by German forces on June 10, 1942.  Their riveting discussion was presented via SKYPE from Prague.

This upcoming year 2012-2013 promises more educational opportunities for our members and friends.  Literary Ventures has put together a most interesting schedule of books to be discussed. The lecture series is in the process of formulating more free lectures open to the public.  Please connect to our website for the latest updates.  We are also planning to co-sponsor a U.S. wide project called A Tribute to Milos Forman celebrating the director’s  80th birthday.  This project will involve free showings of Milos Forman’s films provided by the Czech Embassy.  Our website will update you on the dates, locations, and times for all of our planned activities.

For the past two years CSCC has offered free membership to our non-profit organization and free or reduced costs for our activities.  We relied on sufficient donations to help sustain these activities.  Unfortunately, expenditures have exceeded our ability to support programs.  Therefore, effective September 21, 2012, the CSCC Board of Directors has authorized a renewal for fully tax deductible membership dues.  Dues are as follows:  Family ($30.00), Individual ($24.00), and students ($12.00).  For your member dues you will receive free or reduced admission to CSCC events with first preference when attendance is limited; access to information and news on the CSCC Web page; members-only occasional bulletins and news briefs; a voice in governance of CSCC and its programs; and, most importantly, the satisfaction of promoting the mutual interests of Minnesotans, Czechs, and Slovaks and making a difference in their lives.

Finally, we hope that you will continue membership in CSCC.  Follow the membership link to simply check for renewed membership or complete the form to initiate your membership.  For those who choose non-membership but wish to remain on our list as friends of CSCC, we will continue to maintain your name on our list unless instructed otherwise.  We will, of course, continue to appreciate donations in any amount to CSCC.

Thank you and warmest regards,

Allyn B. Johnson, Ph.D.
President, Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota

News Letter: Season's Greetings

December 22, 2011 By: Andrej G Category: Holiday Greetings, Newsletter

The Board wishes season’s greetings to our friends of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota. We thank you for the many ways you support the Center – through membership, attending events, and contributions. We hope you will continue membership with CSCC and feel free to submit ideas on new programs or interests.

We are offering free membership to potential members and invite you to accept this invitation online. You may register new members by visiting cs.center.org/join and complete the online sign up form. As we enter the New Year, we want to keep you informed of the Center’s activities and programs. There is a lot of information posted on our website along with exciting news of our lecture series, literary ventures, and other programs.

In the past, we have supported our programs in large part through annual membership dues. Presently, we invite you to make a fully tax-deductible contribution to help us continue the Center’s programming. Any amount helps, and you may contribute online at cs-center.org/donate.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for a prosperous and healthy New Year!

From the CSCC Board of Directors,

Warm regards,

Allyn Johnson, President
Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota

News Letter: Seasons Greetings

December 22, 2010 By: peterv Category: Newsletter

Greetings to friends of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota (CSCC).

You may be a current member, a past member or perhaps haven’t joined our organization but have attended some of our cultural events.

We value your continued attendance and support of the CSCC as we enter the New Year of 2011. For this program year, we are offering free membership, and we invite you to accept this invitation online. This will ensure that we can send you notices of our events and keep you informed of current issues. You may register with us by visiting http://www.cs-center.org/join and completing the online sign-up form.

In the past, we have supported our programs in large part through annual membership dues. This year, we invite you to make a fully tax-deductible* contribution to help us continue the Center’s programming. Any amount helps, and you may contribute online at: http://www.cs-center.org/donate

Happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year! We hope you will continue your membership with us and continue to collaborate on new programs of interest.

Yours truly,

John Moravec, President

Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota

*The CSCC is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Receipts for your tax records are provided by PayPal at the time of your online contribution.