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Complete listing of Czech and Slovak community organizations across the United States


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ALBIN POLASEK MUSEUM & SCULPTURE GARDEN
P.O. Box 1691
Winter Park, FL 32790
Location: 633 Osceola Avenue
Winter Park, FL
tel.: (407) 647-6294
fax: (407) 647-0410
e-mail: info@polasek.org
President: Donald S. Martin
Vice-President: Ann Polasek
Treasurer: Willard Wisler
Secretary: J. Blair Culpepper
Executive Director: Debbie Komanski
Founded: 1961
Number of members: 325
Newsletter: The Polasek
Orientation: to promote the legacy of internationally known Czech-American sculptor Albin Polasek, N.A., and to encourage study, appreciation and furtherance of representational art.

ALLIANCE Publications Inc.

9171 Spring Road
Fish Creek, WI 54212-9320
e-mail: apimusic@dcwis.com
President: Anita Smisek, tel: (608) 748-4411, x 124; fax: (608) 748-4491
Vice-President: Joel Blahnik, tel.: (920) 868-3100
Founded: January 7,1993
Number of members: 2
Newsletter: The API Catalogs/recordings + web page: www.apimusic.org
Main Events: presentations at Czech congresses, teachers and performers in the Czech Republic
Orientation: publishers of Czechoslovak music (2nd largest in the world with 96 Czech & Slovak composers)

ALL THINGS CZECH
P.O.Box 66453
Los Angeles, CA 90066
tel.: (310) 397-0505
fax: (310) 397-8199
Owner: Jirina Fuchsova
Orientation: translation services

AMERICAN CESKY TERRIER FANCIERS ASSOCIATION (ACTFA)

5544 New Pine Lake Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907
e-mail: laskacesky@aol.com
Contact persons: Gary and Charlene Ewen
tel.: (239) 939-1633
Founded: 2004
Number of Members: 64
Newsletter: Cesky Chat (quarterly)
Main Events: breed seminars, showings and competitions
Orientation: to encourage and promote the quality in breeding of purebred Cesky Terriers

AMERICAN CZECH AND SLOVAK FRIENDS IN SOUTH FLORIDA
5200 NW 67th Ave.
Lauderhill, FL 33319
tel.: (954) 749-8857
fax: (954) 749-8857
President: Robert J. Petrick
Officials: Robert Keshock (Vice-President)
Treasurer: Ann Matia
Secretary: Bernice Besemi
Founded: 1979
Number of Members: 150
Orientation: social events

AMERICAN CZECH ASSOCIATION
16332 Marilyn Drive
Granada Hills, CA 91344-3039
tel.: (818) 360-6184
E-mail: wzelenka@earthlink.net
President: William Zelenka
Vice-President: Frank Klojda
Secretary: Ella Nachtigal
Founded: 1940
Number of Members: 9 delegates
Orientation: preservation of Czech heritage, includes the activities of Sokol Los Angeles and "Krouzek Pilna Ruka"

AMERICAN CZECH EDUCATIONAL CENTER
4690 Lansdowne Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63116
tel.: (314) 752-8168
E-mail: czech_hall@yahoo.com
President: Rob Newcomer
Vice-President: Charles Jerbeck
Treasurer: Nancy Rericha
Secretary: Donna Ohlman
Founded: 1966
Newsletter: The Center News (quarterly)
Main Event: Czech Festival, Homecoming Day, St. Nicholas Party
Orientation: Czech language teaching, social events, Sokol activities

AMERICAN CZECH-SLOVAK CULTURAL CLUB
13325 Arch Creek Road
North Miami, FL 33181
tel.: (305) 891-9130
Co-President: Amelia Faltin Canali
Co-President: Miroslav Dusek
1. Vice-President: Dave Mestecky
2. Vice-President: Karl Kmoch
Secretary: Stana Novak
Treasurer: Marie Kosan
Founded: 1949
Number of Members: 115
Newsletter: Newsletter
Main Event: celebrations of October 28th
Orientation: social activities, promoting Czech and Slovak culture, customs and traditions in Florida

AMERICAN CZECH WOMEN'S AND MEN'S CLUB
19017 Kinbrace St.
Northridge, CA 91326
tel.: (818) 360-9605
President: Jirina Cymbal
Vice-President: Libuse Pelc
Secretary: Carol Kopecek
Treasurer: Natalie Zelenka
Founded: 1920
Number of Members: 20
Orientation: charity, culture and social events

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
4410 Massachusetts Avenue, NW #391
Washington, D.C. 20016-5572
tel.: (202) 413-5528
fax: (410) 366-6016
e-mail: afocr@afocr.org
President: Michael G. Rokos
Vice-President and Treasurer: Peter A. Rafaeli
Secretary: Bob Doubek
Founded: 1995
Number of Members: 200
Newsletter: AFoCR Newsletter (bi-monthly)
Orientation: support of political, business interests, and promotion of the Czech Republic

AMERICAN SOKOL ORGANIZATION
122 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523-1557
tel.: (630) 368-0771
fax: (630) 368-0758
e-mail: sokol2@mindspring.com
President: Larry Laznovsky
1. Vice-President: Gary Masek
2. Vice-President: Paul Lebloch
Secretary: Bev Domzalski
Treasurer: Meribeth Tooke
Founded: 1865
Number of Members: 6800 adults
Newsletter: American Sokol
Main Event: Sokol slet (every four years)
Activities: sports, culture and education

SOKOL CHAPTERS:

CENTRAL DISTRICT - President: Barb Kucera
Sokol Ceska Sin
4314 Clark Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44109
tel.: (216) 281-7077
President:Chris Jana
Sokol Chicagoland
PO Box 9614
Downers Grove, IL 60515
tel.: (630) 852-3467
President: Mary Ellen Newsom
Sokol / Sokolice Milwaukee
Norway House
7567 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53219
tel.: (414) 321-2637
President: Jerome Zelenka
Sokol Naperville
4401 Fender Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532-3625
tel.: (630) 717-1631
President: Lynda Filipello
Sokol Spirit
3909 S. Prairie Avenue
Brookfield, IL
tel.: 708.485-9663
president: Roy Zitny
Sokol Stickney
4131 S. Home Ave.
Stickney, IL 60402
tel.: (708) 788-9828
President: Richard T. Vachata
Sokol St. Louis
4690 Lansdowne
St. Louis, MO 63116
tel.: (314) 752-8168
President: Mary Ann Sulz
Sokol Tabor
1602 S. Clarence Ave.
Berwyn, IL 60402
tel.: (708) 788-7977
President: Joe Placek
Sokolice Tabor
1602 S. Clarence Ave.
Berwyn, IL 60402
tel.: (708) 788-7977
President: Joan Curran
Sokol Town of Lake
13620 90th Avenue
St. John, IN 60655
tel.: (219) 365-3249
President: Janice DeValk
   
EASTERN DISTRICT - President: Bohus Bata
American Sokol Little Ferry
14 Garden Street
Little Ferry, NJ 07643
tel.: (201) 641-3330
President: Nancy Chlodnicki
Sokol Baltimore
P.O.Box 4126
Baltimore, MD 21205-0126
tel.: (410) 276-9798
President: Bohus T. Bata
http://www.sokolbaltimore.org
Sokol Curtis Bay
206 10th Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21225
tel.: (410) 859-0723
President: William Zaruba
Sokol New York
420 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021
tel.: (212) 861-8206
President: Norma Zabka
Sokol Philadelphia
1515 N. Line St.
Lansdale, PA 19446
President: Ronald Jaros
Sokol Washington, D.C.
8808 Old Dominion Dr.
Mclean, VA 22102
tel.: (703) 759-5632
President: Miroslav Neovesky
     
NORTHEASTERN DISTRICT - President: Mary Cushing
Sokol Detroit
23600 W. Warren
Dearborn Hts., MI 48127
tel.: (313) 278-2558
President: Renata Greene
Sokol Greater Cleveland
Bohemian National Hall
4939 Broadway Ave.
Cleveland OH 44127
tel.: (216) 883-0675
President: Don Eckhoff
 
PACIFIC DISTRICT - President: Cheri Riddle
Sokol Fresno
2587 Barstow Ave.
Clovis, CA 93611
tel.: (559) 299-4638
President: Richard Miller
Sokol Los Angeles
20929 Franwood Drive
Saugus, CA 91350
tel.: (661) 296-3406
President: Tim Kis
Sokol San Francisco
P.O.Box 4006
Menlo Park, CA 94026-4006
tel.: (650) 327-8656
President: Frank Dlask
SOUTHERN DISTRICT - President: Robert Podhrasky
Sokol Corpus Christi
5502 Kostoryz Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
tel.: (361) 854-8423
President: Wilbur Hermis
Sokol Ft. Worth
6500 Boat Club Rd.
Ft. Worth, TX 76135
tel.: (817) 237-4237
President: Jerry B. Milan
Sokol Houston
1314 W. Patton
Houston, TX 77009
tel.: (713) 861-2828
President: Charlie Petrzelka
Sokol Karel Havlicek Borovsky
PO Box 205
Ennis, TX 75120
tel.: (972) 878-3091
President: Larry Laznovsky
Sokol Karel Havlicek, Yukon
P.O. Box 850456
Yukon, OK 73085-0456
tel.: (405) 324-8073
President: Nick Pivrnec
Sokol West
708 TM West Pkwy
West, TX 76691
tel.: (254) 826-3053
President: Louis Bajer
Sokol Zizka
7448 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231
tel.: (214) 368-5608
President: Robert Podhrasky
   
WESTERN DISTRICT - President: Gary Masek
Sokol Cedar Rapids
417 3rd St., SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
tel.: (319) 362-1632
President: Frank R. Edmunds
Sokol Crete
12th & Norman
Crete, NE 68333
tel.: (402) 826-9922
President: Bruce Cerny
Sokolice Crete
12th & Norman
Crete, NE 68333
tel.: (402) 826-9922
President: Theresa Vernon
Sokol Minnesota
383 Michigan St.
St. Paul, MN 55102
tel.: (651) 290-0542
President: Joe Landsberger
Sokol Omaha
2234 S. 13th Street
Omaha, NE 68108
tel.: (402) 346-9802
President: Gary Masek
 
Sokolice South Omaha
2021 U St.
Omaha, NE 68107
tel.: (402) 731-1065
Vice-President: Kay Monzingo
Sokol Wilber
317 S. Wilson
Wilber, NE 68465
tel.: (402) 821-9905
President: Ivene Birkett
 



ASSOCIATION OF FREE CZECHOSLOVAK SPORTSMEN
IN NEW YORK STATE
5 Brookside Circle
Bronxville, NY 10708
tel.: (914) 337-8931
President: Dr. Alex Cech
Vice-President: Aja Vrzanova
Treasurer: Jirina Silhanova-Sager
Founded: 1954
Number of Members: 40
Main Event: sports events for Czech and Slovak community
Orientation: association of sportsmen from the Czech Republic

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BESEDA - CESKY SPOLECENSKY CLUB V PASADENE
435 N. Michilinda
Pasadena, CA 91107
tel.: (626) 351-0489
fax: (626) 351-0489
President: Jacob Oberreiter
Vice-President: Jan Dobias
Secretary: Mike Svatos
Treasurer: Jerry Kroupa
Founded: 1924
Number of Members: 106
Orientation: social events, "fundraising picnic", trips to Desert Hot Springs

BOHEMIAN BENEVOLENT AND LITERARY ASSOCIATION
306 E 51st Street
New York, NY, 10022
tel.: (212) 759-6462
fax: (212) 759-6540
President: Jan Hird Pokorny
Vice-President: Rudy Minar
Treasurer: Georgina Silhan-Sager
Finance Secretary: Milos Knorr
Secretary: Blanka Suchanek
Founded: 1891
Orientation: association of organizations-owners of the "National Hall," Manhattan, NY

members:
American Fund For Czechoslovak Relief, Inc. (AFCR)
American Sokol Organization, Sokol New York
Association of Free Czechoslovak Sportsmen in New York State, Inc.
Czech and Slovak Solidarity Council
Czechoslovak Society of America, Lodge Queensdale, No. 422
Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences in America
Dvorak American Heritage Association
Lodge Frederick Phillipse, No. 263

BOHEMIAN CITIZEN'S BENEVOLENT SOCIETY OF ASTORIA, INC. (BCBSA)
web: http://www.bohemianhall.com
Bohemian Hall & Park
29-19 24th Ave.
Astoria, NY 11102
tel.: (718) 274-4925              (718) 274-4925     
fax: (718) 728-9278
e-mail: manager@bohemianhall.com
President: Peter Bisek
Vice-President: Marie Sedlackova, MD
Treasurer: Libuse Kral
Secretary: Peter Combs
Manager: Lizanne Fluxmon, Acting GM
Founded: 1894
Number of Members: 140
Newsletter: Astorian (3-4 times/year)
Main Event: Czech and Slovak Festival (May), Czech School and Slovak School for children
Orientation: preservation of Czech cultural heritage; maintenance of the Bohemian Hall & Park

BOHEMIAN FREE THINKING SCHOOL SOCIETY
5701 W 22nd Place
Cicero, IL 60804
tel.: (708) 788-2552             (708) 788-2552      
President: Robert Baumruk
Vice-President: John Scheffel
Secretary: Ann Basta
Founded: 1870
Number of Members: 18
Newsletter: Svobodna Skola
Orientation: teaching Czech

BOHEMIAN HOME FOR THE AGED
1347 Crystal Ave.
Naperville, IL 60563-0139
tel.: (630) 778-6677             (630) 778-6677      
fax: (630) 778-6680
E-mail: retire@TaborHills.com
President: Stanley Loula
Director: Gloria Pindiak
Officer: Angeline Bultys
Founded: 1893
Number of Members: 202 residents
Main Event: picnic (July)
Orientation: nursery home

BOHEMIAN NATIONAL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
5255 North Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60630-1701
tel.: (630) 834-8291             (630) 834-8291, (773) 539-8442
fax: (773) 539-2072
e-mail: bnca2003@sbcglobal.net
President: Ray Capek
Vice-President: Miriam Filipek
Secretary: William Hudecek
Treasurer: Angeline Bultas
Founded: April 11, 1877
Number of Members: 37
Main Event: Memorial Day Services
Orientation: care for the cemetery

BOHEMIAN NATIONAL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION OF MARYLAND
web: http://www.bohemiannc.com
C.S.P.S. Cesky Narodni Hrbitov
P.O. Box 3525
Baltimore, MD 21214-0525
tel.: (410) 366-6016
fax: (410) 366-6016
e-mail: Bohnatcem@aol.com
President: Michael Rokos
Vice-President: Georgeanna Rokos
Secretary: Gene Michael Addis
Tresurer: Dolores Soul
Founded: 1889
Number of Members: 500
Newsletter: Newsletter of BNC (twice a year)
Main Event: Memorial Day Service
Orientation: organization of burials for people of Czech heritage

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CALIFORNIA CZECH AND SLOVAK CLUB
PO Box 20542
Castro Valley, CA 94546-8542
tel.: (510) 581-9986
fax: (510) 581-0213
e-mail: hardwoodk@juno.com
President: Lillian Furek
Director: Martina Ilona Torres
Founded: June 1990
Number of Members: 400
Newsletter: Noviny (quarterly)
Main Event: regular meetings
Orientation: genealogy, social events

CATHOLIC CZECH CLUB
4930 Military Parkway
Dallas, TX 75227
tel.: 214/275-8577 or 972/285-7180
e-mail: czechclub@att.net
President: Ken Krizan
Vice-President: Dennis Kral
Vice-President: Jim Matula
Vice-President: Angela Muras
Vice-President: Robert Adamcik
Founded: 1962
Number of Members: 800
Newsletter: Newsletter
Main Event: Czech dancing evenings
Orientation: preservation of Czech culture and heritage

CATHOLIC FAMILY FRATERNAL OF TEXAS
P.O. Box 1884
Austin, TX 78767-1884
tel.: (512) 444-9586
1(888) 253-2338             1(888) 253-2338      
fax: (512) 444-6887
President: Geraldine Nekuza
Vice-President: Loretta Stahl
Secretary: Grace Vinklarek
Secretary: Mary Richburg
Treasurer: Julia Hrncir
Founded: 1894
Number of Members: 30,000
Newsletter: The Catholic Family Fraternal Journal (bi-monthly)
Orientation: fraternal insurance

CATHOLIC UNION OF TEXAS (KJT)
P.O. Box 297
La Grange, TX 78945
tel.: 1(800) 245-8182               1(800) 245-8182     (979) 968-5877            (979) 968-5877     
fax: (979) 968-5823
President: Elo J. Goerig
Vice-President: Raymond David
Secretary: Mary Jane Oltmann
Treasurer: Dorothy Marek
Founded: 1889
Number of Members: 18,000
Newsletter: KJT News
Main Event: KJT Czech Day (August)
Orientation: Czech heritage; fraternal insurance

CATHOLIC WORKMAN
1201 First St. NE
P.O. Box 47
New Prague, MN 56071
tel: (952) 758-2229
1(800) 346-6231             1(800) 346-6231      
fax: 952.758.6221
e-mail: info@catholicworkman.org
Secretary/Treasurer:John Coldagelli
Founded: 1891
Number of Members: 17,000
Newsletter: The Catholic Workman Voice (10 times a year)
Orientation: fraternal insurance

CESKA MISIE
Fr. Dusan Hladik
2340 S. 61st Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804
tel.: (708) 656-7472            (708) 656-7472      
fax: (708) 656-7472
e-mail:velehradchicago@comcast.net
Number of Members: 180
Newsletter: Hlasy naroda (monthly)
Orientation: religious and cultural center

CESKE A SLOVENSKE KULTURNI SDRUZENI
6393 Cibola Road
San Diego, CA 92120
tel.: (619) 265-1231            (619) 265-1231     
President: S. Jaroslav Kubicek
Secretary: Marie Dolanska
Treasurer: Jiri Haskovec
Founded: June 1982
Number of Members: 28
Main Event: meetings (5 times a year)
Orientation: lectures on the developments in the Czech Republic, social and cultural events

CLUB BEDRICH SMETANA
7827 Rohrer Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60516
tel.: (630) 960-0671             (630) 960-0671     
President: Josef A. Pritasil
Secretary: Rose Pritasil
Founded: 1931
Number of Members: 45
Main Event: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas concerts
Orientation: promotion of Czech music

COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION
203 N. Wabash Ave. Suite 1504
Chicago, IL 60601-2415
tel.: (312) 469-1626
e-mail: mailbox@cheonline.org
President: Michael P. Seng
Vice-President: Vlasta Sneberger
Secretary: Michael Kunc Sterstein
Treasurer: George Drost
Founded: 1902
Orientation: scholarships, support for educational projects, preservation of Czech and Slovak culture and language

CSA - FRATERNAL LIFE
(in New York = Czechoslovak Society of America)
122 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523-1557

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3039
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3039
tel.: (630) 472-0500, l. 4309
(800) 543-3272
fax: (630) 472-1100
e-mail: LIFECSA@aol.com
President and Vice-President: Deborah A. Zeman
Executive Secretary/Treasurer: Daniel Wenzler
Founded: March 4, 1854
Number of Members: 29,000
Newsletter: CSA Journal (monthly)
Main Event: support for Czechoslovak American Congress Festival
Orientation: fraternal insurance, almost 100 lodges around the USA (see their web-page)

CZECH ALASKA SOCIETY
639 Highlander Circle
Anchorage, AK 99518
tel.: (907) 344-7710            (907) 344-7710      
E-mail: czechalaska@hotmail.com
President: Helen R. Vik
Vice-President: Jaroslava Caler
Secretary: Paula J. Walahek
Treasurer: Jaroslava Caler
Founded: February 24, 2006
Number of Members: 175
Orientation of activities: preservation of Czech heritage


CZECH AMERICAN COMMITTEE OF GREATER CLEVELAND
- KRAJANSKY VYBOR

P.O. Box 27347
Cleveland, OH 44127-0347
tel.: (216) 321-6302
President: Miloslava Hyvnar
Vice-President: Joseph A. Kocab
Vice-President: Viola Jaros
Secretary: Paul Burik
Treasurer: Milada Voris
Membership Secretary: Milada Rychtera
Founded: 1939
Number of Members: 150
Newsletter: information bulletin (Irregular)
Orientation: civic, charities, culture, education

members of the Czech American Committee of Greater Cleveland:

CSA Fraternal Life, Cleveland Lodges
Czech Catholic Union
Czech Cultural Garden Association
Czech Hall Sokol
Czech Karlin Hall
Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, Cleveland Chapter
District Alliance of Czech Catholics
DTJ District Council
Sokol Greater Cleveland

CZECH-AMERICAN TV
P.O. Box 100001
Cape Coral, FL 33919
tel.: 708-813-0028
web: www.catvusa.com
President: John Honner
Founded: 2003
Orientation: non-profit organization supporting Czech Heritage via Television and Internet Key programs: Czech Class, Czech Kitchen, Czech Traditions, Exploring Czech Lands, Video Clip Report from Czech Republic, Famous Czechs or other. All programs are in English only.

CZECH AND SLOVAK AMERICAN AMITY ASSOCIATION
704 Blueberry Hill Road
McLean, VA 22101
tel.: (202) 789-0220
fax: (703) 525-4466
President: Julian Niemczyk
Chairman: William Tucker
Founded: 1992
Number of Members: 200
Orientation: support for Czech Republic NATO membership, study programs

CZECH AND SLOVAK AMERICAN GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF ILLINOIS
P.O. Box 726
Sugar Grove, IL 60555-0726
tel.: (708) 485-6189          (708) 485-6189     
Founding President: Joe Hartzel
President: Paul Nemecek
Vice-President: Mary Ellen Panoch-Zuro
Treasurer: Adrian Charniak
Correspondence Secretary: Sharon Davis
Recording Secretary: Dien Ziegler
Directors: Robert Baumruk, Evelyn Krenek Fergle, Richard Hartzel, Bill Hosna, and George Rokos
Founded: March 11, 1996
Number of Members: 1,500
Newsletter: Koreny (quarterly), CSAGSI Newsletter (quarterly)
Main Event: quarterly meetings, conference in March
Orientation: genealogy, genealogy and history material publication

CZECH AND SLOVAK ASSOCIATION, Inc.
P.O. Box 9
Boston, MA 02128
tel.: (617)567-2437              (617)567-2437      
fax: (617)567-2437
www.czskboston.com
E-mail: estera@czskboston.com
President: Estera Mlch
Vice-President and Treasurer: Renata Dutton
Secretary: Maria Grantham
Founded: March 26, 2004
Main Events: Ball, Family Day, Exhibitions
Orientation: Preservation of Czech and Slovak heritage, culture and language.

CZECH AND SLOVAK CIVIC FOUNDATION
(formerly Czech and Slovak Civic Forum Foundation)
130 East 75th Street, Apt. 4B
New York, NY 10021
President: Barbara Krasa Kelly
Secretary: Vladimir Kabes - tel. (202) 966-1888, fax (202) 966-1180
Founded: 1990
Number of Members: 5
Orientation: support for student exchanges, scholarships

CZECH AND SLOVAK CLUB OF GREATER KANSAS CITY
437 E 74th St.
Kansas City, MO 64131-1632
tel.: (816) 363-6827
President: Sharon K. Valasek
Vice-President: David Kurovski
Vice-President: Juanita Stude
Vice-President: Jirina LaVine
Secretary: Dorothy Jilka
Treasurer: Marcel Janda
Founded: 1984
Number of Members: 50
Orientation: preservation of Czech and Slovak heritage, social and cultural events

CZECH AND SLOVAK CULTURAL CENTER OF MINNESOTA
CSPS (Sokol) Hall.
383 Michigan Street
St. Paul, MN.55102
tel.: (952) 927-6009
President: Lukas Pieter
Vice-President: Ladislav Pust
Vice-president: Barbara Williams
Vice-President: Gwen Williams
Treasurer: Leslie Kotek
Public Relations: Kris Schanilec (public relations)
Founded: November 3, 2002
Main Event: film club, music concerts, Czech and Slovak book club
Orientation: social, political and cultural activities

CZECH AND SLOVAK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY OF ARIZONA (CSGSA)
4921 E. Exeter Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85018-2942
tel.: (602) 840-0926
President: Dorothy Janca
Secretary: Elinor Svihla
Treasurer: Celeste Sampson
Founded: 1997
Number of Members: 115
Newsletter: Vcera a dnes (quarterly)
Main Event: Josef Picnic
Orientation: genealogy, culture

CZECH AND SLOVAK HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 20261
Baltimore, MD 21284-0261
tel.: (410) 821-5897
fax: (410) 821-6040
President: Michael Krompholz
Vice-President: Alex Vanicky
Secretary: Lois Hybl
Treasurer: Richard Pazourek
Founded: 1988
Number of Members: 1000
Newsletter: Hlas
Main Event: Czech and Slovak Festival (October)
Orientation: promotion of Czech heritage and culture

CZECH AND SLOVAK SOLIDARITY COUNCIL
(Rada vzajemnosti Cechu a Slovaku; until 1993 - Council of Free Czechoslovakia)
31 South Meadows Drive
Appleton, WI 54915
President: Mojmir Povolny
Vice-President: Vlado Simko
Secretary: Milan Fryscak
Treasurer: Milos R. Knorr
Founded: 1949
Number of Members: 100
Main Event: political organization
Orientation: political and economic stability in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

CZECH ARTS USA
2005 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
President: Slobodan Popovich
E-mail: czecharts@aol.com
tel.: (602) 252-4292
Secretary: Nadia Wyble, tel.: (602) 266-0926
Founded: 2002
Main Event: film festival, concerts
Orientation: broadening of Czech culture in America

CZECH CATHOLIC UNION
5349 Dolloff Road
Cleveland, OH 44127
tel.: (216) 341-0444
fax: (216) 341-0711
e-mail: insurance@CzechCCU.org
President: Mary Ann Mahoney, 209 Gould Avenue, Bedford, OH 44146
1. Vice-President: Loretta Moravecek, 3326 South Grove, Berwyn, IL 60502
2. Vice-President: Pauline Kveton, 5000 Ray Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63116
Secretary/Treasurer: Elsie T. Malec, 5171 Thomas Street, Maple Hts., OH 44137
Founded: 1879
Number of Members: 4300
Newsletter: Posel
Orientation: Fraternal insurance

CZECH CENTER MUSEUM HOUSTON
in the Museum District (one of Houston's twenty Museums)
4920 San Jacinto at Wichita
Houston, Texas 77004
tel.: (713) 528-2060             (713) 528-2060      
fax: (713) 528-2017
web: http://www.czechcenter.org; http://www.houstonreceptions.org
e-mail: czech@czechcenter.org
Chairman/President: Effie M. Rosene
Vice-Chair: James E. Ermis
V.P. Administration: W. G. Bill Rosene
Established 1995, Charted 1996
Number of Members: 2000
Periodical: The News of the Czech Center
Main Event: Museums, Comenius Library, Wenceslas Chapel, Prague Hall, Brno Gallery, Prague International Gifts.
Concerts, Lectures, Seminars, Receptions, Corporate and Private Events.
Orientation: Non-profit Cultural Arts Organization, Heritage Preservation, Scholarship, Development of a Civil Society.

CZECH CULTURAL CENTER OF SOKOL GREATER CLEVELAND
(Historic Bohemian National Hall - Ceska narodni sin)
4939 Broadway Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44127
tel.: (216)524-7722
fax.: (440) 946-5103
President: Don Eckhoff
Librarian: Betty M. Hosticka
Founded: 1897
Number of members: 475

CZECH CULTURAL GARDEN ASSOCIATION
web: http://geocities.com/culturalgardens2004/
37245 Carleen
Avon, OH 44011
tel.: (440) 934-4420            (440) 934-4420, (216) 664-3577
e-mail: paulb54@centurytel.net
President: Paul Burik
Vice-President: Dorothy Cummings
Secretary and Treasurer: Ludmila J. Hyvnar
Founded: 1935
Number of Members: 12
Main Event: One World Day (every year in September)
Orientation: a member of The Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation

CZECH DAYS COMMITTEE
P.O.Box 21
Tabor, SD 57063
tel. (605) 463-2476
email.: czechdays@yahoo.com
President: Leonard J. Cimpl
Orientation: organization of "Czech Day" Festival

CZECH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION OF TEXAS (CEFT)
1029 Walton Drive
College Station, TX 77840
tel: (979) 845-4898              (979) 845-4898      
fax: (969) 862-2292
Chairman: Clinton Machann
President: C.S. "Woody" Smith
Vice-President: Diane Sulak Wilson
Treasurer: Anton A. Pustejovsky
Secretary: Paul T. Hlavinka
Founded: 1954
Number of Members: 100
Newsletter: Kosmas
Main Event: Annual meeting (January)
Orientation: Czech studies at the University of Texas (Austin, TX)

CZECH EX-STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS (CESAT)
730 County Road 230
Schulenburg, TX 78956
tel.: (979) 562-2207            (979) 562-2207      
President: Tadious Polasek
Vice-President: Retta Slavik-Chandler
Public Relations: Janis Hrncir
Treasurer: Robert Horton
Founded: 1909 (as Cechie Club), 1939 incorporated in CESAT
Number of Members: 80
Main Event: scholarships and grants
Orientation: preservation of Czech heritage and culture, teaching Czech at Texas universities

CZECH HERITAGE PRESERVATION SOCIETY
P.O. Box 199
Tabor, SD 57066-0199
tel: (605) 463-2476
President: Alvin Novak
Vice-President: Lumir Ruman
Secretary: Vlasta Miller
Treasurer: Mildred Cimpl
Founded: 1974
Number of Members: 240
Newsletter: information newsletter for members
Main Event: Czech Days
Orientation: preservation of Czech heritage

CZECH HERITAGE SOCIETY OF SOUTH TEXAS
4330 Murphy
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
tel.: (361) 855-8671              (361) 855-8671     
President: Leroy Ryza
Vice-President, Treasurer: Randy Sykora
Secretary: Helen Pavelka
Founded: 1980
Number of Members: 75
Main Event: Czech Heritage Festival
Orientation: preservation of Czech heritage, culture, traditions and language

CZECH HERITAGE SOCIETY OF TEXAS
P.O. Box 895
El Campo, TX 77435-0895
tel.: 1 (866) 293-2443              1 (866) 293-244 or (254) 772-2424
e-mail: CHSHeritage20@aol.com
President: Jean Blaha Davis
Vice-President: Janis Hrncir
Secretary: Dottie Watthuber
Treasurer: Rita Vanek
Reporter: Irene Szwarc
Founded: October 30, 1982
Number of Members: 1500
Newsletter: Cesky hlas / The Czech Voice
Orientation: preservation of Czech heritage and language

CZECH INSTITUTE OF LOS ANGELES
P.O. Box 605
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
tel.: (310) 379-1517
fax.: (310) 379-1517
e-mail: milacek@milacek.com
President: Vera Berecz
Founded: 1989
Orientation: helping Czech community

CZECH KARLIN HALL
5304 Fleet Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44105
tel.: (216) 341-9867
President: Greg Basco- tel.: (440) 845-4217              (440) 845-4217      
Vice-President: Roy Kowallek
Secretary: Kim Bunch - tel.: (216) 883-5738
Josef Kocab - tel.: (216) 883- 4760
Founded: 1936
Number of Members: 4000
Newsletter: Karlin Cultural Calendar
Orientation: preservation of Czech and Slovak heritage

CZECH KOMENSKY CLUB
Dept. of Modern Languages
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
1133 Oldfather Hill
Lincoln, NE 68588-0315
tel.: (402) 472-1336              (402) 472-1336      
fax: (402) 472-0327
E-mail: msaskova-pierce1@unl.edu
President: Tia Peterson
Vice President: Kerry Gruntorad
Secretary: Michelle Wiedel
Treasurer: Troy Weigand
Founded: January 1904
Number of Members: 130
Newsletter: Nas Svet / Czech-Nebraska
Orientation: regular meetings, preservation of Czech language, history and culture; exhibits; lectures; performances by members and hosting of artists.

CZECHOSLOVAK ALLIED ORGANIZATIONS IN CHICAGO
c/o Vlasta Vicenik
73 N Gilbert Ave.
La Grange, IL 60525
tel.: (708) 354-0520            (708) 354-0520      
President: Josef Borysek
Vice-Presidents: Vlasta Vicenik, Frank Schultz, Vence Zolman
Orientation: umbrella organization preparing the annual representative ball

CZECHOSLOVAK AMERICAN CONGRESS
P.O. Box 1392
La Grange Park, IL 60526
tel.: (708) 579-9433             (708) 579-9433      
E-mail: jpritasil@sbcglobal.net
President: John G. Pritasil
1. Vice-President: Richard Grosser
2. Vice-President: Vera Wilt
Secretary: Vera Roknic
Treasurer: Bill Hosna
Founded: 1975-6
Number of Members: 30 organizations and local clubs
Newsletter: Czechoslovak American Community Calendar of Events
Main Event: commemorating the Lidice Massacre, Czechoslovak American Day
Orientation: cooperation of Czech and Slovak organizations in the Chicago area, preservation of Czech heritage, financial assistance

CZECHOSLOVAK AMERICAN MUSICIANS CLUB
Sokol Berwyn Hall
6445 W. 27th Place
Berwyn, IL 60402
President: Dr. Otto J. Schaden, 4730 North Kedvale #2,Chicago, IL 60630, tel.: (773) 736- 0594
Treasurer: Ed Sasin
Secretary: Ray Nosal
Founded: 1921
Number of Members: 34
Newsletter: Czechoslovak American Musicians Newsletter
Main Event: dancing evenings (May, fall)
Orientation: preservation of Czech music and folklore in the US

CZECHOSLOVAK CULTURAL CENTER
1601 49th Street South
Gulford, FL 33707
tel.: (727) 321-5977
President: Frances Podlena
Secretary: Millie Horak
Orientation: Czech and Slovak heritage and culture

CZECHOSLOVAK GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL
P.O. Box 16225
St. Paul, MN 55116-0225
tel.: (763) 595-7799             (763) 595-7799      
e-mail: CGSI@aol.com
President: Eugene Aksamit
1. Vice-President: Dotie Speidel
2. Vice-President: Al Kranz
Treasurer: Beth Baumeister
Founded: March 1988
Number of Members: 4,100
Newsletter: Nase rodina (quarterly), Rocenka (bi-yearly)
Main Event: National Genealogical Conference (bi-yearly), winter symposium (bi-yearly)
Orientation: genealogy

CZECHOSLOVAK HISTORY CONFERENCE
President: Clare Nolte (Manhattan College)
Vice-President: Eagle Glassheim (University of British Columbia)
Secretary and Treasurer: Gregory C. Ference (Salisbury University)
Founded: 1975
Number of Members: 140
Newsletter: Czechoslovak History Newsletter
James W. Peterson, Editor
Dept. of Political Science
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698
tel.: (912) 333-5771              (912) 333-5771      
fax: (912) 333-7408
Orientation: support for Czechoslovak history studies

CZECHOSLOVAK INTERDENOMINATIONAL SERVICES
906 Potterton Circle S.W.
Vienna, VA 22180
tel.: (703) 281-2570              (703) 281-2570     
President: Dagmar Hasalova White
Officials: Milan Blaha, Vera Borkovec, Otilia Kabes (treasurer), Vladimir Kabes, Zdenek Sadlik
Founded: 1968
Number of Members: 50
Newsletter: Kostelni zpravy (Easter and Christmas)
Main Event: Easter and Christmas masses
Orientation: preservation of Czech and Slovak languages in religious services

CZECHOSLOVAK MORAVIAN CLUB
310 Taylor Ave.
Endwell, NY 13760
tel.: (607) 757-0475
President: Joseph Vrablic
Vice-President: Agnes Shattuch - Dekar
Treasurer: Blanche Vrablic
Founded: 1935
Number of Members: 750
Bulletin: Nase Noviny (monthly)
Main Event: Fasank, May Dinner Dance, Martinske Hodany, St. Nicholas´ Day
Orientation: Czechs, Slovaks and Moravians united to promote their culture and heritage

(Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences) seeSVU

CZECH-SLOVAK-AMERICAN SOCIAL CLUB OF SUN CITIES
19220 North 138th Ave.
Sun City West, AZ 85375
tel.: (623) 975-1019              (623) 975-1019      
President: William E. Vavrik
1. Vice-President: Frank Strelec
2. Vice-President: John Vodacek
Secretary: Marie A. Vavrik
Treasurer: Ralph Novak
Communication: Jerry Maliva
Founded: January 1980
Number of Members: 162
Orientation: social and culture activities

CZECH-SLOVAK CLUB OF TUCSON
4645 E. Cerro de Aguila
Tucson, AZ 85718
tel: (520) 529-2807              (520) 529-2807      
Email: jfprokop@comcast.net
Site:  http://tucsonczechslovak.homestead.com      
President: John Prokop
Vice President: vacant
Secretary: Sharlot Prokop
Treasurer: George Coffos
Founded: 1955
Number of Members: 120
Newsletter: Hlasatel
Main Event: social, cultural and educational activities
Orientation: preservation of Czech culture

CZECH-SLOVAK CULTURE & BUSINESS CENTER OF FLORIDA
200 Grand Blvd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
tel.: (727) 934-4745
fax: (727) 934-4745
e-mail: czechinternationalagency2004@yahoo.com
President: Josef Dolezal
Officials: Vera Dolezalova
Founded: summer 2000
Number of Members: 2
Orientation: culture, business, legal activities, recreation stays

CZECH SOCIETY FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
287 N. Layton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
tel.: (310) 472-4159
fax: (310) 472-4159
President: Jaroslav Marík
Attorney-at-law: Katherine Thompson
Honorary Member: Edward Royce (US Congressman)
Founded: 1992
Orientation: initiative supporting civil rights, observation of laws and international contracts

CZECH SOCIETY OF OREGON
11120 S.W. Summer Lake Drive
Tigard, OR 97223-1978
tel.: (503) 524-3224             (503) 524-3224      
fax: (503) 249-5539
President: Vlasta Becvarova Barber
Vice-President: Vlastimil Obereigner
Secretary: Lainie Sherman
Treasurer: Nelson Havel
Founded: April 4, 2000
Number of Members: 72
Bulletin: Newsletter
Main Event: 28th October celebrations, annual meetings
Orientation: preservation of Czech and Slovak heritage and culture

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DISTRICT ALLIANCE OF CZECH CATHOLICS - Chicago
5031 Leamington Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638
tel.: (773) 284-8255
President: Stanley Zach
Secretary: Frantiska Uhlirova
Secretary: Adele Vacek
Treasurer: Frank Skubal
Founded: 1917
Number of Members: 150

DISTRICT ALLIANCE OF CZECH CATHOLICS - Cleveland
5349 Dolloff Road
Cleveland, OH 44127
tel.: (216) 883-4760 (contact: Joe Kocab)
President: George Cisar
1st Vice-President: Joe Kocab
2nd Vice-President: Frank Mikes
Secretary: Theresa Pokorny
Fin. Secretary: Karla Mahoney
Treasurer: Mary Ann Mahoney
Founded: 1917
Number of Members: 150

DISTRICT ALLIANCE OF CZECH CATHOLICS - Texas

Texas District - NACC
14520 Regents Walk
Austin, TX 78728
President: Stephen Vrana
president@TDNACC.org
Vice-President: Deacon John Petter
Secretary: Ms. Carol Filer
Treasurer: Alfred Vrana
State Chaplain: Rev. Stephen Nesrsta

DOBROVSKY CLUB OF CZECHOSLOVAK MASONS
(Klub Svobodnych zednaru)
4413 Vernon
Brookfield, IL 60513
tel: (708) 387-7558              (708) 387-7558      
e-mail: Hartzel1@aol.com
President: John Tyk
Secretary: Richard A. Hartzel
Treasurer: Nicholas Sasuta
Founded: October 5, 1903
Number of Members: 145
Main event: regular monthly meetings
Orientation: financial assistance

DOMOV TRAMPU V ZAHRANICI
Baron
Stephan Jalovec
tel.: (303) 232-7739             (303) 232-7739      
e-mail: canczech@comcast.net
Main Events: tramping, spring and fall dancing evenings, concerts of Czech music bands
Orientation: preservation of Czech tramping

DTJ DISTRICT COUNCIL
9850 North Blvd.
Chagrin Falls, OH 44023
tel.: (440) 543-5051              (440) 543-5051     
fax: (440) 543-1993
President: Bruce N. Marek
1. Vice-President: Brian Plesmid
2. Vice-President: George Senft, Jr.
Treasurer: Kris Marek
Secretary: Melissa Gardner
Number of Members: 250
Newsletter: Mt. Pleasant News and Views
Main event: Czech Day
Orientation: preservation of Czech heritage

DVORAK AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION
P.O. Box 332
Cooper Station
New York, NY 10276
tel.: (212) 475-2850
President: Jack Taylor
Secretary: Ivana Edwards
Officials: Jan H. Pokorny, Susan Lucak, Blanche Fiorenza, Maurice Peress, Carol A. Schachter
Founded: 1990
Number of Members: 1,000
Main Events: Concerts
Orientation: Foundation of Dvorak's Museum, Unveiling of Dvorak's statue in New York (in 1997)

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FARMERS MUTUAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
(Rolnicky vzajemne ochranny spolek v Texasu)
P.O. Box 6106
Temple, TX 76503
tel.: 1(800) 792-3084              1(800) 792-3084     
fax: (254) 773-1122
e-mail: rvosinfo@hot1.net or srussell@rvos.com
President: Mike McMahan
Founded: 1901
Newsletter: Texasky Rolnik
Number of Members: 64,000
Orientation: mutual insurance

FIRST CZECHOSLOVAK GARDEN CLUB OF AMERICA
3233 Clarence Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402-3558
tel.: (708) 749-0037             (708) 749-0037     
President: George R. Lacina
Vice-President: Dorothy Trunda
Recording Secretary: Marta Cervenka
Financial Secretary: Carol May
Treasurer: Henrietta Trombolato
Founded: 1935
Number of Members: 130 Odkaz na přílohu nebo článek uvnitř systému
Bulletin: Our Gardens / Nase zahradky
Main Event: plant exhibition (September)
Orientation: gardeners' club

FOUNDATION FOR A CIVIL SOCIETY
(formerly The Charter 77 Foundation, N.Y.)
P.O. Box 2235
New York, NY 10021
tel.: (212) 717-9778
fax: (212) 717-5255
President: Wendy W. Luers
Officials: 17 board members
Founded: 1990
Newsletter: Annual Reports
Orientation: non-profit organization supporting democracy, civil society, etc., in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

FRIENDS OF BOHEMIAN NATIONAL CEMETERY
611 Harvard Lane
Libertyville, IL 60048
fobnc@yahoo.com
tel.: (847) 362-9036
Chairperson: Majorie Sladek Stueckemann
Orientation: Promote the historical significance, enhance the beauty, and preserve the artistic heritage of the Bohemian National Cemetery

FRIENDS OF CZECH GREENWAYS
web: http://PragueViennaGreenways.org
410 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212.242.5638
Fax: 212.242.1358
E-mail: friendsgw@aol.com
Director: Lubomir Chmelar
Administrator: Suzanna Halsey

FRIENDS OF CZECHOSLOVAK MUSIC
(Pratele ceskoslovenske hudby)
San Diego State University
6393 Cibola Rd.
San Diego, CA 92120
tel.: (619) 265-1231              (619) 265-1231      
President: Myron Greene
Secretary: Marie Dolanska
Treasurer: Jiri Haskovec
Founded: 1983
Number of Members: 100
Orientation: concerts of Czech music, support for Czech musicians and music events

FRIENDS OF THE CZECH CENTER
c/o Milos R. Knorr
955 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10028
tel.: (212) 772-1317
fax: (212) 628-0214

FRIENDS OF VIA

web: http://en.nadacevia.cz/friends-of-via/
P.O. Box 12592
Pittsburgh, PA 15241
tel.: (412) 221-4057
E-mail: friendsofvia@gmail.com
President: Dr. Carol Hochman, Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic
Founded: 2005
Orientation: Friends of Via was established as a United States-based organization for Nadace Via (The Via Foundation) which is based in Prague, Czech Republic. Friends of Via assists donors who would like to make a tangible difference in communities throughout the Czech Republic in fields of interset such as Cultural Heritage (and the preservation of small historic landmarks), Environment, Youth, and in Community Development.

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HOUSE OF CZECH AND SLOVAK REPUBLICS
8182 Royal Gorge Drive
San Diego, CA 92119-1138
tel.: (619) 582-5141              (619) 582-5141     
President: Mary Jane Dabalack
Vice-President: Robert Severson
Secretary: Irene Broyles
Corresponding Secretary: Evelyn Bregantick
Treasurer: George Carp
Music Activities: Marie Dolanska
Founded: 1935
Number of Members: 120
Main Event: Czech and Slovak Day
Orientation: preservation of Czech and Slovak cultural heritage

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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CZECHS FOR DUAL CITIZENSHIP, RESTITUTIONS AND VOTING RIGHTS
http://www.muselik.com
(Mezinarodni asociace Cechu pro dvoji obcanstvi, restituce a volebni pravo)
P.O. Box 66453
Los Angeles, CA 90066
tel.: (310) 397-0505
fax: (310) 397-8199
Coordinator: Jirina Fuchsova
Orientation: organization supporting dual citizenship and restitution claims

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JEDNOTA CESKOSLOVENSKEHO ORLA
2613 Willow Ave.
Woodbridge, IL 60517
tel.: (630) 969-3990              (630) 969-3990     
President: Cyril Prikazsky
Secretary: Frank J. Schultz
Founded: 1949
Number of Members: 35
Orientation: physical education, sports and culture; founded by Czech refugees in the Bavarian camp Mornau as a catholic "Orel" organization in 1948

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LOUISIANA CZECH HERITAGE ASSOCIATION, INC.
P.O. Box 131
Libuse, LA 71348-0131
tel.: (318) 619-9111
e-mail: Fundyfam@bellsouth.net
President: Caroline Hazmuka
Vice-President: Rusy Stuchlik
Secretary: Frieda Tuma
Treasurer: Helen Kocinsky
Historian: Frances Hazmark
Directors: Pat Koon, Bobbie Sartori, Yarmila Williams
Founded: 1984
Newsletter: Louisiana Czech Heritage News (quarterly)
Main Events: Czech Heritage Day (March), and Czech Heritage Scholarship
Orientation: Preservation of Czech heritage, culture, and language, Libuse Czech Cemetery, Czech Heritage Dancers

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MASARYK CLUB OF BOSTON
72 Canterbury Road
Newton Highlands, MA 02461-1300
tel.: (617) 244-5885             (617) 244-5885      
fax: (617) 244-5885
President: Jarmila Vogel
Treasurer: Lida Kyn
Founded: 1946
Number of Members: 200
Main Event: celebration of 28th October
Orientation: support for democratic development in the Czech Republic, preservation of Czech cultural heritage

MAY ASSOCIATION
3029 - 127th Place SE - J#22
Bellevue, WA 98005
tel.: (425) 747-1691              (425) 747-1691     
fax: (425) 867-9219
President: Vera Slack
Officials: George Kelnar, Jary Kelnar, Barunka Marcek
Founded: 1993
Number of Members: 300
Main Event: dancing evenings, volley-ball
Orientation: Czech culture presentations

MORAVIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY
web: http://www.moravianculturalsociety.org/
P.O. Box 988
Westmount, IL 60559
tel.: (708) 246-4818              (708) 246-4818      
fax: (708) 246-4818
e-mail: moravianculturalsociety@yahoo.com
President: Jean Mensik
Vice-President: Joseph Karban
Secretary: Marianne Chybik
Treasurer: Rosemarie Pritasil
Founded: 1965
Number of Members: 80
Bulletin: Minutes (monthly)
Main Event: Annual Czechoslovak Folk Festival (every 1st Saturday in November); Christmas Around the World (at the Museum of Science and Industry)
Orientation: to preserve Czech, Moravian and Slovak culture and heritage through folk dancing & cultural presentations

MORAVIAN HERITAGE SOCIETY
17907 Kuykendahl Suite 202
Spring, TX 77379
tel.: (281) 251-7690
fax: (281) 251-7691
Director and Co-Founder: Tom Hrncirik
Co-Founder: Helene Cincebeaux
151 Colebrook Drive
Rochester, NY 14617-2215
tel.: (585) 342-9383
Founded: 1994
Number of Members: 350
Newsletter: Morava Krasna (quarterly)
Orientation: genealogy

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NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF CZECH CATHOLICS
P.O. Box 159
Berwyn, IL 60402
tel.: (630) 766-0462           (630) 766-0462 or (708) 484-0583             (708) 484-0583     
President: Frank J. Brabec
Vice-President: Peter Esterka
Vice-President: Josef Kocab
Vice-President: Adele Vacek
Secretary: Frantiska Uhlirova
Treasurer: Frank Macek
Founded: 1917
Number of Members: 1,000
Bulletin: Hlas naroda
Main Event: Czech Catholic Day
Orientation: charity

NATIONAL CZECH AND SLOVAK MUSEUM AND LIBRARY
30 Sixteenth Avenue, S.W.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-5904
tel.: (319) 362-8500
fax: (319) 363-2209
e-mail: info@ncsml.org
President/CEO: Gail Naughton
Coordinator: Patty Hikiji
Librarian: David Muhlena
program issues: Jan Stoffer Tursi
Founded: 1974
Number of Members: 1000
Main Event: exhibition of Czech traditional costume
Orientation: Museum of Czech culture and heritage

NEBRASKA CZECHS, INC.
tel.: (308) 384-7355             (308) 384-7355      
E-mail: kabaume@megavision.com
President: Kathy Baumert
1. Vice-President: Susan Bohac-Card
2. Vice-President: Mark Nemec
Secretary: Brendy VanDeValle
Treasurer: Donna Gruntorad
Founded: 1962
Number of Members: 2000
Main Event: National Miss Czech-Slovak Pageant
Orientation: preservation of Czech culture and heritage

Butler County Chapter
President: Valerie Smith
595 C Sreet
David City, NE 68632
tel.: (402) 367-4088             (402) 367-4088      

Nebraska Czechs of Clarkson
President: Martin Kluthe
P.O.Box 16
Clarkson, NE 68629
tel.: (402) 892-3710              (402) 892-3710      

Nebraska Czechs of Dwight
President: Evelyn Nemec (delegate)
151 N. 2nd Street
Dwight, NE 68635
tel.: (402) 566-2515              (402) 566-2515      

Nebraska Czechs of Lincoln
President: Donna Aschwege
2824 Lawson Drive
Lincoln, NE 68516
tel.: 402/421-0803             402/421-0803      

Nebraska Czechs of Omaha Czech Cultural Club
President: Laddie Prazan
5109 S. 81st Street
Omaha, NW 68127

Nebraska Czechs of the Panhandle
President: Randolph Svitak
650 S-D Rd.
Morill, NE 69358
tel.: (308) 247-2489             (308) 247-2489      

Nebraska Czechs of Prague
President: Mark Nemec
2689 County Rd. V
Prague, NE 68050
tel.: (402) 663-4869              (402) 663-4869     

Nebraska Czechs of South Central Nebraska
President: Donna Gruntorad
1422 Howard Place
Grand Island, NE 68803
tel.: (308) 384-7355              (308) 384-7355     

Nebraska Czechs of South Sokol Omaha
Sokol Hall
2021 U Street
Omaha, NE 68107

Nebraska Czechs of Wilber
President: Charles Keller
1774 County Road Q
Wilber, NE 68465

Nebraska Czechs of York
President: JoAnn Kuester
1603 Nebraska Avenue
York, NE 68467
tel.: (402) 362-6413              (402) 362-6413      

Omaha Czech Cultural Club
President: Nancy Daniel
23225 S. 35th
Omaha, NE 68105

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OKLAHOMA CZECHS INC.
P.O. Box 850211
Yukon, OK 73085
tel.: (405) 354-7573              (405) 354-7573      
President: Marjorie Jezek Van Dyke
Vice-President: Nelson Canham
Secretary: Natalie Stejskal
Treasurer: Irene Littlejohn
Founded: 1966
Number of Members: 375
Main Event: Czech Day Festival (1st Saturday in October)
Orientation: Czech capital of Oklahoma, preservation of Czech heritage

OREL V ZAHRANICI
62 Crescent Beach Rd.
Glen Cove, NY 11542
tel.: (516) 671-7033
fax: (516) 671-1770
President: Oldrich Holubar
Vice-President: Vaclav Sedlacek
Secretary: Karel Hruda
Founded: 1949
Number of Members: 200
Bulletin: Orel
Orientation: physical education, sports and culture; preservation of catholic "Orel" traditions

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PAMATNIK ZAHRANICNICH CECHU
http://www.muselik.com
Czechs Abroad Memorial
P.O.Box 66453
Los Angeles, CA 90066
tel.: (310) 397-0505
fax: (310) 397-8199
President: Jirina Fuchsova
Orientation: foundation for memorial of Czechs living abroad, J. Zahradnicek Award for Czech poetry

PRAGUE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Prague Historical Museum
NBU 8601
1008 N Jim Thorpe Blvd.
Prague, OK 74864
tel.: (405) 567-4750              (405) 567-4750      
e-mail: info@pragueok.org
dede1043@iteck.net
President: Norma Foreman
Vice-President: Paula Bartosh
Treasurer: Peggy Bartosh
Secretary: Petra Hebert
Founded: 1989
Number of Members: 250
Bulletin: Prague Historical Society Newsletter (bi-annually)
Main Event: Kolache Festival (1st Saturday in May)
Orientation: preservation of Czech cultural heritage

PRAGUE SPRING FOUNDATION
21 E. Carillo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
tel.: (805) 882-1402             (805) 882-1402      
fax: (805) 965-4333
President: Timothy Buynak
Founded: 1990
Number of Members: 45
Orientation: cultural events, book donations for the Czech Republic

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RC. CZECH MISSION
Msgre. Peter Esterka
300 E Taft Ave
Orange, CA 92665
tel.: (714) 998-0251              (714) 998-0251      
fax: (714) 637-0201
Newsletter: Vestnik katolicke misie

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SLAVONIC BENEVOLENT ORDER OF THE STATE OF TEXAS (SPJST)
P.O. Box 100
Temple, TX 76503
tel.: 1(800) 727-7578               1(800) 727-7578      
(254) 773-1575
e-mail: info@spjst.com
President: Brian Vanicek
Vice-President: Gene McBride
Secretary and Treasurer: Lanita Anglin
Finances: Jerry Mikulas
Legal Advisor: Drew Popelka
Founded: July 1, 1897
Number of Members: 52, 000
Newsletter: Vestnik (weekly)
Orientation: fraternal insurance, social a cultural activities

SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF CZECHOSLOVAK JEWS, INC.
c/o Rabbi Norman Patz
760 Pompton Ave.
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
tel.: (973) 239-2333
fax: (973) 239-7935
e-mail: tswe@optonline.net
President: Rabbi Norman Patz
Vice-President: Fred Hahn
Secretary: Lesley Cohen
Founded: 1961
Number of Members: 200
Newsletter: information newsletter
Main Event: Annual Meeting and Memorial Service (March) - in New York City
Orientation: publishing of books with Jewish topics; preservation of Czech Jews heritage in the US

ST. JOHN NEPOMUK, The FIRST CZECH CATHOLIC CHURCH in the NEW WORLD
1625 South 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
tel. (314) 231-0141
Pastor: Rev. Paul Spielman
Founded: 1854
Number of Members: 80
Main Event: choral singing, crowning of Prague Jesus
Orientation: religious and cultural activities

STS. PETER & PAUL HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
1165 Taft Avenue, NE
Solon, IA tel.: (319) 624-2223
President: Jean Litts
Vice-President: Tom Brown
Secretary: Carol Wood
Treasurer: Bernie White
Founded: 1996
Number of Members: 230
Newsletter: Newsletter (quarterly)
Orientation: preservation of cultural heritage and memorials of the first settlers in Iowa

SVOBODNA OBEC
6710 Riverside Drive
Berwyn, IL 60402-2226
tel.: (708) 788-2552              (708) 788-2552      
e-mail: baumruk@juno.com
President: Frances Wolf (1446 Forest Road -- La Grange Park, IL 60526)
Secretary: Robert Baumruk
Treasurer: Wayne W. Wolf
Founded: 1870
Number of Members: 10
Main Event: monthly lectures for members
Orientation: preservation of the heritage of Czech free thinking

SVU (Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences)
(Spolecnost pro vedy a umení)
1703 Mark Lane
Rockville, MD 20852
tel.: (301) 881-7222              (301) 881-7222     
fax: (301) 881-9667
President: Miloslav Rechcigl, Jr.
Executive Vice-President: Jan P. Skalny
General Secretary: Frank J. Safertal
Vice-Presidents: Vera Z. Borkovec, Zdenek V. David, Joseph J. Kohn, Margaret Hermanek Peaslee, Karel F. Raska, Michael Rokos, Vlado Simko, Dagmar H. White
Treasurer: Frank Mucha
Founded: 1959
Number of Members: 2000
Newsletter: Zpravy SVU
Main Event: General Assembly (yearly), World Congress SVU (once in two years)
Orientation: propagation of Czech and Slovak culture and science

LOCAL CHAPTERS:

Albany, NY
Libuse Cacalova Burjetka (contact person)
1565 Crescent Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065, tel.: (518) 371-4017, e-mail: miroB@Juno.com

Chicago, IL
Jana Tuzarova, President
8929 Elmore, Niles, IL 60714, tel.: (847)966.9741
Anthony Jandacek (Vice-President), Vera Rocknic (Secretary), Vladimira Williams (Treasurer)

Cleveland, OH
Stanislav Bohonek, President
30400 Detroit Rd., Westlake, OH 44145, tel.: (440) 808-1939               (440) 808-1939     
Stanislav Pechan (Vice-President), Paul Burik (Secretary), Blanka Vanis (Treasurer)

Florida
President: Blanka Kudej
Vice-President: George J. Horak
E-mail: oceanchronicles@bellsouth.net

Los Angeles, CA
Lida Sandera, President
Miroslav Plavec (Vice-President), Michael Heim (Vice-President), Stanislav Segert (Vice-President), Hana Paulson (Secretary) Linda Conners-Zahradka (Treasurer), 4430 Natoma Ave., Woodland Hills, CA 91364, tel.: (818) 340-7894, e-mail: SVULA@aol.com

Minneapolis, MN
Ivan Furda, President
1664 Meadowbrook Lane, Wayzata, MN 55391, tel.: (952) 473-1871
Ivan Tkac (Vice-President), Jitka Sebek (Treasurer)

Nebraska
Cathy Oslzly, President
Helen Peysar (Vice-President), Joe Swoboda (Vice-President), Layne Pierce (Secretary), John L. Fiala (Treasurer)

New York, NY
Milan Fryscak, President
206 Hollywood Ave., Crestwood, NY 10707, tel.: (212) 988-8673
Josef Vasata (Vice-President), Eva Nebeska (Secretary)

Pittsburg, PA
Carol Hochman, President
1541 Pinehurst Drive, Pittsburg, PA 15241, tel.: (412) 221-04057
Josef Dadok (Vice-President), Zdenek Suda (Vice-President)

San Francisco, CA
Vlasta Pokladnikova (contact person)

Central Texas
Clinton Machann, President
1029 Walton Drive, College Station, TX 77480, tel.: (979) 458-1265               (979) 458-1265      
David Z. Chroust (Vice-President), James W. Mendl (Secretary),
Lorence Bravenec (Treasurer)

Washington, DC
Alexej B. Borkovec, President
12013 Kemp Mill Rd.
Silver Springs, MD 20902-1515,
tel.: (301) 622-4775              (301) 622-4775      
Helena Fabry (Vice-President), Judith Fiehler (Secretary), Otakara Safertal (Treasurer)

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TEREZIN CHAMBER MUSIC FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 206
Astor Station
Boston, MA 02123-0206
tel.: (857) 222-8263              (857) 222-8263      
fax: (617) 566.9221
E-mail: info@terezinmusic.org
Director: Mark Ludwig
Newsletter: TCMF NEWS

TEXANS OF CZECH ANCESTRY (TOCA)
c/o Retta Slavik Chandler
221 Wildwood Drive
De Soto, TX 75115
tel.: (972) 223-9361
e-mail: czech@cvtv.net
President: Retta Slavik Chandler
Vice-President: Evelyn Skopik
Secretary: JoAnn Stanislav
Treasurer: Dan Mares
Founded: February 3, 1986
Number of Members: 15 organizations (each represented by 2 members), 30 associated members
Newsletter: TOCA Brochure
Orientation: communication among Czech-American organizations in Texas

TEXAS CZECH GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
2402 Terrace Ave.
Victoria, TX 77901
tel.: (361) 655-0506              (361) 655-0506      
fax: (361) 578-9008
President: Charlene Hurta
Vice-President: Leo Baca
Secretary: Patricia Fowler
Treasurer: Joann Tobias
Number of Members: 160
Newsletter: Ceske Stopy (Quarterly)
Orientation: genealogy and preservation of Czech heritage

TEXAS CZECH HERITAGE AND CULTURAL CENTER
250 W. Fairgrounds Road
P.O. Box 6
La Grange, TX 78945-0006
tel.: 1 (888) 785-4500               1 (888) 785-4500      
(979) 968-9399              (979) 968-9399     
fax: (979) 968-9249
e-mail: czech@cvtv.net
President: Reta Slavik Chandler
First Vice-President: George Hruby
Second Vice-President: Johnnie Polasek
Secretary: Barbara Stratton Hruby
Treasurer: Joseph Bartosh
Administration: Cathleen Noska
Founded: 1996
Number of Members: 1,500
Newsletter: Nas Cesky Zivot
Main Event: May Festival, October celebrations
Orientation: preservation of Czech cultural heritage, Kalich House (museum, archives, library)

TULSA FRIENDS OF CZECHS AND SLOVAKS
9934 S. Irvington Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74137
tel.: (918) 299-0682              (918) 299-0682     
fax: (918) 584-8646
E-mail: gmoudry@cox.net or gmoudry@tulsacenter.org
President: Ray Hucek
Vice-President: George Moudry
Treasurer: Gwen Moudry
Publicity: Lubor Maga
Membership Issues: John Pribram
Founded: 1992
Number of Members: 140
Main Event: Polka Dance Dinner, St. Nicholas Feast
Orientation: preservation of Czech heritage, cultural and social events

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UNITED LUTHERAN SOCIETY
P.O. Box 947
Ligonier, PA 15658-0947
tel.: (724) 238-9505
1 (800) 235-0857             1 (800) 235-0857      
fax: (724) 238-9506
e-mail: info@ulstoday.org
President: Chick Chicconi
Secretary and Treasurer: Jerry A. Hauser
Board Chairman: David L. Pringle
Founded: 1893
Number of Members: 5,500
Newsletter: ULS Today (bi-monthly)
Orientation: religious, social, cultural and sports activities, insurance, scholarships

UNITED MORAVIAN SOCIETIES
166 Brandon Drive
Glendale Heights, IL 60139
c/o Joseph Borysek
2912 Halifax Ave.
Westchester, IL 60154
tel.: (708) 562-2307              (708) 562-2307     
fax: (708) 562-0199
e-mail: jborysek@comcast.net
President: Joseph Borysek
Vice-President: Maria Kolek
Secretary: Lynette Moucha
Treasurer: Marvin Lanzel
Founded: 1939
Number of Members: 120
Main Event: Moravian Day (September)
Orientation: promotion of Moravian culture

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WASHINGTON STATE CZECH/SLOVAK INTEREST GROUP
10048 138th Ave. N.E.
Kirkland, WA 98033
tel.: (425) 828- 0170
www.rootsweb.com/~wacsig/
Coordinator: Rosie Bodien
Founded: February 27, 1999
Orientation: Research of Czech and Slovak heritage and culture;
Sponsored by Eastside Genealogy Society in Bellevue, WA

WESTERN FRATERNAL LIFE ASSOCIATION
1900 1st Ave, NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-5372
tel.: (319) 363-2653
1 (800) 578-1047              1 (800) 578-1047      
fax: (319) 363-8806
e-mail: wflains@wflains.com
President: Philip J. Torticill
Vice-President and Secretary: Howard J. Wolfe
Treasurer: Craig van Dyke
Founded: 1897
Number of Members: 45,000
Newsletter: Fraternal Herald (monthly)
Orientation: fraternal insurance, preservation of Czech cultural heritage

WISCONSIN CZECHS, INC.
N 1441 Knutson Road
Denmark, WI 54208-7717
tel.: (920) 863-8232             (920) 863-8232      
fax.: (920) 487-5340
President: Jack Schleis
Vice-President: Joseph Jerabek
Secretary: Bernadine Williamson
Treasurer: Ernie Brodsky
Founded: July 1978
Number of Members: 325
Newsletter: Our Czech Heritage / Nase Ceske Dedictvi
Orientation: preservation of Czech heritage, culture and language