Districts

  • District 1 | REVEREND MATTHEW JANKOLA: CT, MA
    • President - Michael Kuruc
    • Vice President - Kurt Solek
    • Recording Secretary - Jacqueline Zack
    • Financial Secretary - Jacqueline Zack
    • Treasurer - Deborah Nelson

  • District 2 | REVEREND JOHN J SPITKOVSKY DISTRICT: IL, IN, KY, WI
    • President - John Jurcenko
    • Vice President - Rudy Bernath
    • Recording Secretary - Robert Magruder
    • Financial Secretary - Patricia LaPorte
    • Treasurer - Patricia LaPorte

    District Announcements

    District II Annual 2017 Brunch and Play

    HEY KIDS……………………………

    The Rev. John J. Spitkovsky District II of the First Catholic Slovak Union is sponsoring an “EASTER COLORING CONTEST” for all boys and girls ages 4 thru 12 that are members of District II for Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Color the picture and you could win. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, for age groups from 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. All entries will receive a “Certificate” for participating.

    Send in your coloring page – download here. On the back side of the picture, please print your name, age, address, Branch Number and include a picture of yourself and return by April 10, 2017.

    Pictures of the winners will be printed in the “Jednota” newspaper after Easter. Our lodge members will judge the entries at our District II Meeting on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

    Mail your entry to:
    Mrs. Barbara Fayta
    1544 Rokosz Lane
    Dyer IN 46311

    GOOD LUCK TO ALL
    Barbara Fayta, Chairperson
    Easter Coloring Contest


    The Rev. John J. Spitkovsky District 2 will hold its Semi-Annual Meeting on Sunday, April 30, 2017. The meeting will take place at the Missionary Benedictine Convent, 5900 W. 147th Street, in Oak Forest, IL. NOTE: THE MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED UP ONE-HALF HOUR FROM THE USUAL TIME. Attendees will gather at 1:00 pm for a period of fraternal fellowship with refreshments. We will vote on the entries for the District Easter Coloring Contest. The meeting will start promptly at 1:30 pm. After the meeting, attendees will enjoy a delicious dinner. All branches are encouraged to send delegates. Individual Jednota members who wish to become more active in District 2 activities are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, call District 2 President John Jurcenko at (773) 763-0810.

    Sincerely,

    Robert T’apa’k Magruder
    District 2 Recording Secretary

  • District 3 | GEORGE ONDA DISTRICT: PA
    • President - William Patty
    • Vice President - Darlene Patty
    • Recording Secretary - Linda Gonta
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer - Stephen J. Gonta

  • District 4 | MSGR. JOHN E. RURA DISTRICT: NJ
    • President - Sabina Sabados
    • Vice President - Emilia Filak
    • Recording Secretary - Mary Kapitan
    • Financial Secretary - Mary Kapitan
    • Treasurer - Stephen Minarovich

  • District 5 | MICHIGAN DISTRICT: MI
    • President - Robert Kristofik
    • Vice President - Rod Meloni
    • Recording Secretary - Dianna Rimarcik
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer - Joseph C Rimarcik, Jr

    District Announcements

    The Michigan District will hold its semi-annual meeting on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at the Deer Lake Inn located at 7504 Dixie Highway, Clarkston, MI 48346. (that’s Exit 93 on I-75, and just 1 mile west of I-75)

    Our meeting will begin at 12:45 pm. Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm. The business meeting will follow the lunch. On the Agenda will be Officer Reports and New Business.

    Branch 633 is hosting this meeting. Please notify Dianna Rimarcik at (NEW PHONE NUMBER) 248-714-9620 with the number of delegates attending from your branch no later than April 13th so the restaurant can be notified of the number of attendees expected. If you are unable to confirm prior to the event but wish to attend, a $20.00 fee will be collected at the restaurant. Those making advance reservations will not be charged.

    ****Please remember, a branch delegate must attend at least one District meeting in order to be eligible for compensation from the Home Office.

    Dianna Rimarcik, District Secretary

  • District 6 | PITTSBURGH DISTRICT: PA
    • President - Dave Matta
    • Vice President - Karianne Barnes
    • Recording Secretary - Margaret Nasta
    • Financial Secretary - Patrick Sullivan
    • Treasurer - Patrick Sullivan

    District Announcements

    The Spring district meeting will be held at 1 PM on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 529 Grant Ave. Extn. in West Mifflin, PA. All members are welcome. A light lunch will precede the business meeting. Branch 580 will host. Please RSVP to Mary Elizabeth Polatas at 412-469-0551 or Virginia Jasek at 724-593-2715 or email jasekva1@gmail.com

    Branch 2 will host the next Fall/Winter meeting. We still need a host branch for the Father’s Day Brunch. Contact district president David Matta to volunteer.

    The District Activities Director Annie Ondrejco has organized a Facebook group called Jednota Pittsburgh District Activities. Join the group to keep up with district events. Annie would like suggestions for additional activities.

    As always, members are urged to check the Jednota for updates on FCSU business matters as well as contests and tournaments.

    While we look forward to seeing everyone at the FCSU district meetings, remember there are many other local Slovak events that also merit your attention:

    ** ** WPSCA monthly meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month at 7 PM at the Mt Lebanon Public Library: April 3 – Wedding Customs, May 1 – Authentic Slovak Halusky, June 5 – Eastern Slovak Village Culture. Meetings resume in October. Become a member of the WPSCA to get the newsletter listing all of their events.
    ** Slovak Wine Tasting: Saturday, April 8. Contact Joe Senko.

    **Slovak Mass & Easter Customs: Saturday, April 8. St Adalbert Church of Prince of Peace Parish, South 15th St, Pittsburgh. The day starts with the recitation of the Rosary at 10:45 AM followed by Mass and an Easter breakfast.

    ** Slovak Language Classes are held Tuesdays in spring and fall. Contact Bozena Hilko at bozi@comcast.net. Fall classes are directed toward intermediate and advanced students. Spring classes are for beginners.

    ** Summer Language Camp for Kids starts May 6.

    ** Slovak Day at Kennywood: Thursday, July 20.

    ** 12th Consular Tour of Slovakia – Bratislava, Trencin, High Tatras, Kosice, and more: July 29 to August 11. Contact Joe Senko.

    ** Don’t forget the Western Pennsylvania Slovak Radio Hour – 3-4 PM, Sunday’s – WPIT-AM 730. The program is also streamed live at www.wpitam.com

    ** You can follow the Pittsburgh Slovakians and the Western PA Slovak Cultural Association on Facebook. The National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids also has a Facebook page. Check out your family’s hometown in Slovakia. Even small villages may have a Facebook page.

    **The Pittsburgh Slovakians have a CD of Christmas music available for sale. Contact Sue Ondrejco.

    ** Various Slovak programs and courses are available through the University of Pittsburgh Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. See www.slavic.pitt.edu

    ** If you’re interested in study abroad, Slovakia has a number of major universities, some of which have programs taught in English. Check out www.slovakia.com/study-in-slovakia/

    ** Prešov University in Slovakia, announces its 8th annual three-week Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn Language and Culture to be held from June 4 – 24, 2017. The program is hosted by the university‘s Institute of Rusyn Language and Culture.

    ** The National Slovak Society Museum in McMurray PA is available to visitors Monday-Thursday from 9-3. Contact Sue Ondrejco for information and reservations. See www.nsslife.org/Museum.

    ** The CzechoSlovak Genealogical Society International is holding its next meeting in October 18-21, 2017 in Pittsburgh. Your correspondent will be giving a presentation on Slovak Alias Names. Further information can be found at www.cgsi.org.

    ** FCSU information and forms can be found at www.fcsu.com Many interesting Slovak-related links may be found at fcsu.com/resources

    If anyone knows of additional Slovak events in Western Pennsylvania that they wish to be included in our district notice, they should email information to the secretary.

    Fraternally,
    Margaret A. Nasta, District Secretary
    manasta@verizon.net

  • District 7 | REV. JOHN MARTVON DISTRICT: PA
    • President - Edward T Surkosky
    • Vice President - Peter Gerko
    • Recording Secretary - Theresa Cassat
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer - Stephen Gerko

    District Announcements

    The Rev. John Martvon District will hold its first of two annual meetings on Sunday April 30, 2017.

    The meeting will be held at St. Cyril and Methodius Church Hall, Graham Ave. Windber, PA, beginning at 2:00 PM. Branch 292 will host the meeting. There will be a home-cooked luncheon afterwards. All district branches are invited to attend. Hope to see you there. Any questions call Sharon 814-322-1052.

    Sharon Allison, Secretary

  • District 8 | REVEREND STEPHEN FURDEK DISTRICT: PA, NC
    • President - Gregory Harakal
    • Vice President - Katherine Nowatkowski
    • Recording Secretary - Loretta Dashner
    • Financial Secretary - Emery Roman
    • Treasurer - Emery Roman

    District Announcements

    District 8’s meeting with be held April 23, 2017. Mass will begin at 10:30AM at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church located at 600 West Mahanoy St., Mahanoy City, PA., 17948. There will be an area for all District 8 members to be seated together. Please let me know how many will be attending Mass (email mfabian922@gmail.com or phone 610-417-0468).

    Following Mass, a dinner and meeting will be held at:
    A & C Catering
    505 West Mahanoy St
    Mahanoy City, PA. 17948

    The district meeting will convene following dinner. The agenda will be mailed out to all officers and branches prior to meeting.

    Respectfully Submitted,
    Monica Fabian, Recording Secretary

  • District 9 | FRANK T HOLLY JR DISTRICT: PA
    • President - James Marmol
    • Vice President - Geraldine Buchheit
    • Recording Secretary - Barbara Holly
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer - Dolores Marmol

    District Announcements

    The Frank T. Holly Jr. District will hold a meeting on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 1:00 P.M. It will be held in the meeting room of the Dairy Queen Grill & Chill located at 575 West Main Street. Branch members are invited to attend. A Dairy Queen social will take place following the meeting.

    Barbara A. Holly, Secretary

  • District 10 | REVEREND STEPHEN FURDEK DISTRICT: OH
    • President - Gregory Petrasek
    • Vice President - Linda Kolesar
    • Recording Secretary - Linda Hanko
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer - Linda Hanko

    District Announcements

    The Rev. Furdek District 10 will be having their first meeting on April 30, 2017 at 2 pm at the Slovak J Club, 485 Morgan Avenue, Akron, OH 44311.

    If you are planning on attending please contact Linda Hanko at 330-706-0151 (home) 330-773-4978 (club office) or via email at lhanko@neo.rr.com. We would appreciate advance notice so that we may plan refreshments accordingly.

    Come enjoy the fellowship and see what the District can do enhance your branch experience and learn what is new with our organization.

    Linda M Hanko, Secretary/Treasurer

  • District 11 | MSGR. JOSEPH TISO DISTRICT: PA
    • President - Patrick Froncek
    • Vice President - Raymond P Charney
    • Recording Secretary - Grace M Charney
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer - Vicki L Schaub

    District Announcements

    The 2017 Semiannual Meeting of the Msgr. Josef Tiso District (District 11) will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The agenda will include:
    ·discussion of options to combine or consolidate branches to restore local support/ control of membership issues and finances.
    ·suggestions for activities to stimulate fraternal interaction among District 11 branches and within Region 5.

    The meeting time and place: 2:00 PM at the C.U.Club, 910 Sixth Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226. All branches should identify their representatives who will attend to Grace Charney, District Secretary, at (724) 664-7185 as soon as possible. Walk-ins are welcome.

    Reminders
    – Per FCSU By-Laws, branch representation at one (1) district meeting per year is required to qualify for receipt of the annual branch stipend.
    – Any beneficial member is welcome to represent his/her branch at district meetings; representatives need not be branch officers or formally identified/selected at a branch meeting.

    Grace M. Charney, Secretary

  • District 12 | MSGR. ANDREW HLINKA DISTRICT: PA
    • President - Dorothy Petrus
    • Vice President - Joseph Tarquinio
    • Recording Secretary - Frances Tarquinio
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer - Cheryl Hyatt

    District Announcements

    On Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 1:00PM, a meeting of the Msgr. Andre Hlinka District will be held at Kings Restaurant in Bentleyville, PA. Members of the various branches are urged to attend.

    Frances Tarquinio, Secretary

  • District 13 | JOZEF CARDINAL TOMKO DISTRICT: PA
    • President - Joseph A Cervenak
    • Vice President - Rosemary Deliman
    • Recording Secretary - Rosemary Deliman
    • Financial Secretary - Rosemary Deliman
    • Treasurer - Rosemary Deliman

  • District 14 | REVEREND JOSEPH L. KOSTIK DISTRICT: OH, PA
    • President - Carlie M. Peshek
    • Vice President - Nancy J. Scavina
    • Recording Secretary - Joseph T. Scavina
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer - Selma E. Bolash

    District Announcements

    The election of officers for the Rev. Joseph L. Kostik District was held, December, 2016. The results are as follows: President, Barb Hosa; Vice President, Nancy Scavina; Treasurer, Selma Bolash; Secretary, Joe Scavina; Auditor, Jackie Bobby; Fraternal Activity Director, Paul Ritz.

    The following dates are the scheduled district meetings for 2017:
    – April 18, 2017
    – July 18, 2017
    – November 21, 2017
    – December 19, 2017

    Joe Scavina/Secretary

  • District 15 | PRINCE PRABINA DISTRICT: AR, CA, KS, MN, OR, WA
    • President - Paul Skuben
    • Vice President - Martin Vadkerti
    • Recording Secretary - Dr. Maria Cyprich
    • Financial Secretary - Milan Konkol
    • Treasurer - Milan Konkol

    District Announcements

    We cordially invite all Slovaks and friends of Slovakia to join us on Palm Sunday April 9, 2017, for Slovak Holy Mass at St. John Paul II Church, Polish Center, 16672 Golden Ave., Yorba Linda, CA 92886. The celebration begins at 1:30 PM. After Mass will be a period of fraternal fellowship tuned to Slovak music and light diner, dessert and refreshments will be served. Children will enjoy traditional Easter Egg hunt.

    Paul Skuben, President

  • District 16 | MSGR. STEPHEN KRASULA DISTRICT: NJ
    • President - Zelmira Beckova-Kucharovic
    • Vice President - Anna Korcak
    • Recording Secretary - Henrieta Daitova
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer - Henrieta Daitova

    District Announcements

    The Msgr. Stephen Krasula, District 16, will hold its semi-annual meeting on Sunday, April 30, 2017, immediately following the 10:30 Slovak Mass, in the hall of St. John Nepomucene Church, 411 East 66th St. (First Ave), New York, NY 10065. On the agenda will be financial report and discussion of future activities. We urge all district branches to send their representatives to this meeting. All members of the FCSU Branches belonging to District 16 (Branches 41, 45, 716) are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

    Zelmira Beckova-Kucharovic, President

  • District 17 | SS CYRIL & METHODIUS DISTRICT: NY, PA
    • President - Michael J. Slovenkai
    • Vice President - Arlo Meeker
    • Recording Secretary - Theresa Chupka
    • Financial Secretary - Marion Rubino
    • Treasurer - Marion Rubino

    District Announcements

    Saints Cyril and Methodius District 17 will hold a meeting on Sunday, April 30, 2017, in the Shrine Room of St. Ann’s Basilica, 1250 St. Ann Street, Scranton, PA. Auditors will meet at 12:30PM.

    All branches are encouraged to send representatives to the meeting. District 17 encompasses Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania and Broome County in New York.

    Prior to the meeting, district auditors will audit the books at 1:00 P.M.

    A light luncheon will be served. If planning on attending, please contact District President Michael J. Slovenkai, Sr. at 570.342.7562 by Monday, April 24, 2017.

    Fraternally,
    Michael J. Slovenkai, Sr., President

  • District 18 | TORONTO-BYESVILLE OHIO DISTRICT: FL, OH, WV
    • President -
    • Vice President -
    • Recording Secretary -
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer -

  • District 19 | MSGR. MICHAEL SHUBA DISTRICT: CANADA
    • President - Mike Kapitan
    • Vice President - Emil Jursa
    • Recording Secretary - Anne Mitro
    • Financial Secretary - John Tokarsky
    • Treasurer - John Tokarsky

  • District 20 | PRINCE RASTISLAV DISTRICT: CANADA
    • President - Alexander S. Dobrik
    • Vice President - Elka Gadosy
    • Recording Secretary - Anne Boyce
    • Financial Secretary - Alice Dobrik
    • Treasurer - Anne Chandik