Author Archives: Brian Belensky

Slovak Cookbook – Submission Deadline extended to July 6th

Dear Members and Friends, Do you or a family member make a Slovak dish that people always seem to want the recipe for? What Slovak entrée, side dish, bread, or dessert is always on the table at holidays and gatherings? Is there a family recipe that has been passed down through oral tradition, that you […]

In Memoriam – Ambroz Skrovanek

January 1, 1928 – April 27, 2020 Ambroz K. Skrovanek of Bethesda, MD went to Heaven to meet His Father on Monday, April 27, 2020.  Beloved father of Thomas A. Skrovanek, PhD, his wife Barbara A. Skrovanek both of Drexel Hill, PA.  Grandfather to Sonja M. Civillico, Regina B. Schutte, Christina E. Plastini and Stephen […]

Stephen Matula Award Nominations for 2020

Dear Members, In September 2019, the SASW Board approved the creation of a service award in honor of our late member, Stephen Matula, to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Society. The criteria of this award could include board membership, committee assignments, leadership in SASW activities, and support of the SASW scholarship […]

Friday Lenten Dinners at Epiphany Church in Annandale (2/28-4/3/2020)

Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church 3410 Woodburn Road Annandale, VA 22003 Lenten Dinners will begin on Friday, February 28th in the Parish Center of Epiphany Church will be held each Friday until April 3rd. Carry out begins at 4 PM. Dine in from 5-7 PM. The menu includes a choice of one of […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Prelude to February 1948: Crisis in Slovakia and the Roots of a Communist Coup D’Etat

Prelude to February 1948: Crisis in Slovakia and the Roots of a Communist Coup D’Etat by Dr. Luke Ryder, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2:00 pm Arlington Central Library 1015 N. Quincy Street Arlington, VA Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by Wednesday, October 31st, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org The Czechoslovak Communist Party’s (CPC) seizure of power in […]

SASW Speakers’ Series – 1848: Slovaks between Imperial Vienna and Antagonistic Budapest – Saturday, October 20th

1848: Slovaks between Imperial Vienna and Antagonistic Budapest by Prof. Martin Votruba, University of Pittsburgh Saturday, October 20th, 2:00 PM Embassy of Slovakia 3523 International Ct, NW Washington, DC RSVP is required, by Wednesday, October 17th, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org Lajos Kossuth, the Kingdom of Hungary’s politician born to a Slovak nobleman father and a German mother, wrote in 1842 […]

Café Night – Scholarship Fundraiser – Sunday, October 14th

The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC is holding its fifth annual Café Night at Bistro Bohem (www.bistrobohem.com) to raise scholarship funds for Slovak students attending VSM/City University in Slovakia.  Since 1996, the SASW has raised nearly $50,000 and funded partial tuition scholarships for over 50 students in financial need.  There will be live Gypsy swing music […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact

The SASW and Friends of Slovakia present:   “The American Formation of Czecho-Slovakia: the Cleveland Agreement and the Pittsburgh Pact” by Prof. Gregory C. Ference, Salisbury University Saturday, September 29, 2018, 2:00 pm Columbia Pike Branch Library 816 South Walter Reed Dr. Arlington, VA   Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by Wednesday, September 26th, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org With the outbreak of war in 1914, […]

SASW Speakers’ Series – Borders on the Move: A Look at Southern Slovakia’s Tumultuous 20th Century

The SASW and Friends of Slovakia present:   Borders on the Move:  A Look at Southern Slovakia’s Tumultuous 20th Century by Prof. Leslie M. Waters, Randolph-Macon College Friday, June 15, 6:30 pm Embassy of the Slovak Republic 3523 International Court, NW  Washington, D.C. Admission is free, but RSVP is required, by 11 pm, Tuesday, June 12, to rsvp@dcslovaks.org In 1938, Germany’s […]