Author Archives: Brian Belensky

2020 Matula Award Winner

The SASW board is pleased to announce Helen Fedor as the winner of this year’s Matula Award. Helen has been a long-time SASW member and has served in a variety of roles (membership chair, vice president, president and program chair).  During her time on the board, she helped to revise the by-laws and supported efforts to obtain non-profit status […]

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: Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950 – October 19, 2019

Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950 Paul S. Valasek Genealogist and Historian Saturday, October 19th, 2:00 pm Slovak Embassy 3523 International Court, NW Washington, DC RSVP is required by Thursday, October 17th at Admission is free. “Immigrant Steamships 1890-1950” will show and discuss the major trans-Atlantic steamship companies, ports, and ships that our ancestors chose for their […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The Slovak National Uprising (Slovenské národné povstanie – SNP) – October 10, 2019

In cooperation with the Slovak Embassy The Slovak American Society of Washington, DC and Friends of Slovakia present: “The Slovak National Uprising (Slovenské národné povstanie–SNP)” by Dr. J. Luke Ryder United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Thursday, October 10th, 6:30 pm Slovak Embassy 3523 International Court, NW Washington, DC RSVP required by Monday, October 7th (6 […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Slovakia in 1939 – September 28, 2019

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. and Friends of Slovakia present: “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Slovakia in 1939” by Prof. Susan Mikula, Benedictine University Saturday, September 28th, 2:00 pm Arlington Central Library Bluemont Room (2nd Floor) 1015 N Quincy Street, Arlington, VA Admission is free, but RSVP is required by Thursday, […]