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 Announcements

    The Rev. Matthew Jankola District 1 will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 11:00AM at the home of Jacqueline Zack, 15 Brookhedge Road, Trumbell, CT. We had to move our September 10, 2017 meeting from our usual meeting place with little advance notice and we want to give District 1 members a chance to attend the District 1 meeting.

    We will have election of officers for 2017-2018. We will plan our agenda for the coming year and our participation in the 2018 National Convention.

    We hope to see many members at this District 1 meeting.

    Laura Minese, Secretary

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

    District Announcements

    The George Onda District will hold its annual Stedry Vecer on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Bishop Connare Center, Route 30 East, Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Begin the evening with Mass at 4 P.M. in the Chapel. Our traditional, festive Slovak Christmas Eve Dinner will follow in the dining room. Door prizes will be awarded and the Pittsburgh Slovakians will entertain. Please plan to attend and help us preserve this beautiful custom. Tickets: $25 ages 12 & over and $10 ages 3 to 11.Tickets are limited. Reserve early by calling Vice President, Darlene Patty at 724-493-8712 prior to November 17.

    The George Onda District will hold a special meeting on Saturday, December 9, 2017 to elect a District Convention Delegate (and an Alternate) to attend the 2018 FCSU National Convention. We will meet in the Formation Room at St. Florian Roman Catholic Church, United, PA following the 5PM Mass.

    Linda L. Gonta, Secretary

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

    District Announcements

    Branch 2 will host the next district meeting on Sunday, November 26 at 1 PM. The meeting will be held at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall on Grant Street Extension in West Mifflin. We will discuss social and business activities for 2018. Officers for 2018 will be elected. Matters concerning the upcoming national convention, including election of the district delegate, will also be on the agenda.

    As always, members are urged to check the Jednota for updates on FCSU business matters as well as contests and tournaments. The national convention is coming next year; be careful to fulfill all requirements for sending delegates.

    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: November 6 – Slovak Immigrants to America, December 4 – Slovak Show-&-Tell. Become a member of the WPSCA to get the newsletter listing all of their events.

    ** 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. Children’s classes in the summer.

    ** Slovak Heritage Day at the Pitt Cathedral of Learning – Sunday, November 5 – noon to 5. Slovak entertainment, food and vendors.

    ** 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.

    ** 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/

    ** 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. Plan a Christmas trip to see the animated, hand-carved Nativity.

    ** The CzechoSlovak Genealogical Society International will hold its next meeting in Nebraska in 2019. “Nasa Rodina,” their quarterly publication, has many interesting articles on Slovak history and genealogy. Further information can be found at www.cgsi.org.

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

    ** The September 13 issue of the Jednota has an interesting account of the Senko’s recent trip to Slovakia. The April issue has a list of stipend requirements.

    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 - Pete Gerko
    • Vice President - Theresa Cassat
    • Recording Secretary - Sharon Allison
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer - Stephen Gerko

    District Announcements

    Attention! All branches, the meeting that was scheduled for Oct. 22 at 2:00 PM was rescheduled for Dec 10 at 2:00 P.M. at the St. Michael Church in Beaverdale, PA. Due to mix up with the hall. Election of officers, and election of delegates for the convention will be held. Very sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused. There is a luncheon afterward. All branches are invited to attend; any questions please call 814-322-1052.

    Sharon Allison, Secretary

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

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

  • 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

    Mark your calendars our first meeting of 2018 will be held at the Slovak J Club, 485 Morgan Ave, Akron, OH 44311 on January 21, 2018 at 2 pm. We will be electing delegates to the upcoming Convention. Please plan to attend and learn more about convention activities and issues we may be addressing at the convention. Our Society is only as strong as its members –take an active part and help keep our Society strong.

    If you plan on attending, please call Linda Hanko @ 330-706-0151 or 330-690-9611. We need a headcount for refreshments. Please RSVP one week before the meeting.

    Respectfully submitted
    Linda 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 - Vicki L Schaub
    • Treasurer -

  • 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, December 3, 2017, at 1:00PM, a meeting of the Andre Hlinka District will be held at Kings Restaurant in Bentleyville, PA. There will be an election of officers and discussions relative to district business and election of delegates to the 2018 National Convention in Cleveland, OH. Members of the various branches are urged to attend. Any questions, call Joseph Tarquinio at (724) 929-9788. We from District 12 wish you all a Blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

    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 - Barbara J Hosa
    • Vice President - Nancy J Scavina
    • Recording Secretary - Joseph T Scavina
    • Financial Secretary -
    • Treasurer - Selma E Bolash

    District Announcements

    Reminder: The district will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 6:00PM at our Lady of Sorrows. There will be election of officers at this meeting. We are taking reservations for the District Christmas Party on December 19, 2017, at 6:00PM at Rachel’s Restaurant, 54 Westchester Drive, Austintown, OH. Tickets are $25 each. Immediately following the party, the district will hold a meeting for the election of delegates to the 2018 National Convention in Cleveland, OH All members and guests are welcome. Call Barb Hosa at 330-286-2969 for reservations. Thank you.

    Barb Hosa, President

  • 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

    Prince Pribina District will hold Annual Meeting on Saturday November 18, 2017. The meeting will be held at 11:00 AM at Slovak American Center, 1690 Placentia Ave., Fullerton, CA 92831. On the agenda will be: officer reports and financial report, election of officers for the year 2018 and election of the District Convention Delegate to the 2018 FCSU National Convention. All Branches in our area are encouraged to participate and have their concurrent Annual Meeting.

    Paul Skuben, President

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

    District Announcements

    The Msgr Stephen Krasula District 16 will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, December 10, 2017 in the Rectory of St. John Nepomucene Church, 411 East 66th Street, New York, NY immediately following the 10:15 Slovak Mass. On the agenda will be branch reports, financial report, election of officers and discussion of plans for future activities in 2018. We urge members of Branches 41, 45 and 716 to attend and participate in this meeting. Representatives from other Districts are also cordially invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. The Slovak Mass at 10:15 will be in remembrance of Jozef Bilik, past President of Branch 716 FCSU.

    Joan Mary Skrkon, Secretary

  • 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 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 Announcements

    On Sunday Dec 10, 2017, the annual meeting for Monsignor Michael Shuba District will be held at 1:30PM, at Sts Cyril and Methodius Church Hall. Address: 5255 Thornwood Dr, Mississauga, Ontario.

    At this meeting the election of officers for the district will be held, as well election of delegates to the upcoming Convention in August 2018.

    Lunch will be available, please RSVP to Mike Kapitan at 416-543-4111.

    Respectfully,
    Anne Mitro, Secretary

  • 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