Friday, October 28, 2016

Ukrainian American Club meeting tonight

Members of the Ukrainian American Club of Southwest Florida, headed by Daria Tomashosky of North Port, will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at St.
Andrew’s Ukrainian Religious and Cultural Center, known as “Oseredok” (center) to Ukrainians. This will be the first meeting after a long hot summer.
Guests and potential members are always welcome, and there is no admission charge — unless one signs up to become a member.
Delicious pizza to welcome in the new season will be served before the business meeting.
The business meeting will include the usual reports of Secretary Doris Horbachevsky, Treasurer Nancy Wosny,Correspondence Secretary and Social Services Committee Chair Halya Lisnyczyj and other committee chair heads. The traditional and very popular Christmas Party, scheduled to be held Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Oseredok, will be discussed at length and the party committee will be selected.
Other planned activities will be discussed and approved, including planned Tarpon Springs tour on Thursday, Feb. 16, club’s picnic on Wednesday, March 8, and Scholarship Awards Luncheon Fundraise at Heron Creek Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
Nominating Committee Chair Klara Szpiczka will present a slate of candidates for the Board of Directors for the next term, to be voted on by the members.
Featured speaker will be our own Lieda Boyko of Port Charlotte who will speak about her visit of Ukraine during the last summer, including her visits with families of soldiers fighting Russian armed aggression at the eastern border of Ukraine.
Some families she visited lost their family members in the war, other members were disabled due to war activities.

The first post vacation meeting of the Executive Committee of Branch 56 of Ukrainian National Women’s’ League of America, known as “Soyuz Ukrayinok” (Union of Ukrainian Ladies) headed by Ann-Marie Susla of Englewood, was held Tuesday at the Oseredok. There were many important issues to be discussed and voted on.
Two members of Branch #56, Lidia Bilous of Osprey, and Orysia Zinycz of Venice, members of the UNWLA National Board, will be attending the UNWLA, Inc. National Board Meeting at Soyuzivka, New York, on Oct. 7 – 9.
Retired U.S. Army Col. Roman Rondiak, the commander of Cpl. Roman G. Lazor Post #40 of the Ukrainian American Veterans, reminds all post members of the next meeting at 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Oseredok.
All post members are strongly urged to attend as we will be holding the election of Post Officers for the coming year.

The traditional and very popular Ukrainian American dinners will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at the Ukrainian Catholic Parish Center located next to the Presentation of the Most Holy Mother of God (St. Mary’s) Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1078 N. Biscayne Dr. (corner of W. Price Blvd.), North Port.
For more information, please call Parish Hall at 423-2427, or Rectory at 426-7931.

Our Neighbors — The Ukrainians
by Atanas Kobryn

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