The weather is warming up and soon summer will be with us again. There are quite a lot of functions still to occur before the end of the year. I hope that you can attend the club during this time. The National House needs your support.
A few people have asked about the English content of Kvart. I will attempt to explain the rationale. Sokol the, Czech Slovak National House was established by the refugees that emigrated here after the Second World War. Many of these patriarchs have passed away. Some had non-Czech partners and children that were born in Australia and do not always read and speak fluent Czech. The future of Sokol relies on these descendants and others to keep the club viable and keep the cultures and customs of their forefathers’ homeland alive. Most of these people have English as their native language, since we are living in Australia and English is the common language, the up coming functions are written in English so all understand the invitations to functions.
The annual Pork Feast was enjoyed by all that attended. A big Thank you, goes to all that helped in the kitchen. Vlasta and her helpers Eric,Vasek, Alena Semecka and Renata ( Domov ). Everyone is looking forward to the event next year again.!!!
A big appreciation goes to Julie Pelar who has been keeping the Sokol website up to date with the latest copies of Kvart and posters of events. Thank you so much Julie. Thank you also to our librarian Helena Simkova.
We have not yet completed all the items that need to be repaired. Hopefully they will be completed before the end of the year. In September the Melbourne Fringe Festival used the club for 8 performances. This introduced a new set of people to the Sokol club.
A Spring Dance will be held on Saturday 22 October. A live band STUDIO 4 will start at 8pm till 11pm.
Dinner starts at 7 pm, schnitzel and potato salad and dessert and coffee. Please book before Wednesday 19 October.
On Saturday 5 November will be the first time event of marble game, followed by dinner and a disco with DJ Ivan playing all the old and new dance music that everyone remembers. Please book before 2 November. Look at advertisement in later pages.
Sunday 27 November 1pm is the annual AGM for the Sokol members. At this meeting, the new committee for the following year is elected. Only financial members are eligible to attend and have voting rights. Please look at invitation in thus edition. The minutes of all committee meetings and AGM are written in English as Sokol is an incorporated entity and has to abide with State rules for clubs.
Saturday 3 December is the St. Nickolas Christmas Function. Dinner 7 pm, 2 courses $20 please book before 30 November. XMAS Concert 8 pm till 11pm.
Last Tuesday lunch for the year 1pm please book 13 December.
First Tuesday Lunch back 14 FEBRUARY 2017 1pm.
SUNDAY 18 DECEMBER SOKOL Xmas lunch start 1pm. Cost $25 soup, schnitzel ,xmas cookies coffee please book by 14 December.
Wishing you all good health and hope to see you at Sokol soon