Author Archives: Brian Belensky

“Beginning Slovak Genealogy” Recording Available Now on YouTube

A recording of our recent presentation, “Beginning Slovak Genealogy,” with Lisa Alzo is now available for viewing on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/2-BLxdDtI5s This video will be available for public viewing until March 15, 2022. DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak American Society, features more videos from our past speaker events.  Please subscribe to our […]

Slovak Language Conversation Classes on Zoom

Are you ready to talk po slovensky? The Slovak American Society is currently holding twice monthly Slovak conversation classes on the Zoom video-conferencing platform  We currently have two conversation groups – basic and advanced. The basis conversation group is for those who are new to speaking Slovak. The advanced group is for those who have […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Zelení Nahlas – Environmentalism in Slovakia in the Revolution and After – Saturday, March 6, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: Zelení Nahlas: Environmentalism in Slovakia in the Revolution and After by Edward Snajdr, John Jay College, CUNY Saturday, March 6, 2:00 pm EST To register for this event on the GoToMeeting platform, please visit: https://bit.ly/2NIBzd6. If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@dcslovaks.org. While […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: Beginning Slovak Genealogy Research – Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: Beginning Slovak Genealogy Research by Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A. Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 pm EST To register for this event on the Zoom platform, please visit: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtcemrpzstGNz3kH7qA2DlNiZTRFQp2hpW. If you have any questions about the event, please contact info@dcslovaks.org. Curious about your Slovak roots but don’t know where […]

SASW Speakers’ Series: The Great Return: How Reverse Migration Is Transforming Slovakia in the 21st Century – Saturday, February 6, 2021

The Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. presents: “The Great Return:  How Reverse Migration Is Transforming Slovakia in the 21st Century” by Dr. Zuzana Palovič, Global Slovakia Saturday, February 6, 1:00 pm EST  To register for this event on the GoToMeeting video conferencing platform, please visit: https://bit.ly/3ojr9x2 The history of Slovakia is a history of migration. For over […]

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 […]