Category Archives: General News

Slovakia@30 Lecture Series: RSVP Now for the First Event featuring Ambassador Javorčík – Wednesday, January 18, 2023

 “Slovakia@30” Lecture Series RSVP Now for the First Event featuring Ambassador Radovan Javorčík January 18, 2023 4:30 pm EST Slovakia@30 is a collaborative project of the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. (SASW), Friends of Slovakia (FOS), and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, D.C., to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Slovak independence.  […]

2022 Matula Award Winner – Anne Gornal McKeown

The SASW board is pleased to announce Anne Gornal McKeown as the winner of the 2022 Matula Award. Anne has been a long-time member of the society and has served as secretary and vice-president.  She was actively involved in most of the activities of the society, helping to organize events, including the early Mikuláš parties, and even writing articles […]

Svätý Mikuláš Party – Sunday, December 11, 2022

Please join us on Sunday, December 11, to celebrate the tradition of Svätý Mikuláš at the Slovak Embassy, 3523 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C.  We will have a delicious Slovak buffet dinner prepared by the Slovak Embassy’s Chef Juraj, live music by Slovanka, and of course, a visit from Svätý Mikuláš.  The doors will open […]

Slovak Films at the 2022 EU Film Showcase Series in Silver Spring, MD

The following Slovak films are showing at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD as part of the European Union Film Showcase Series this December. NIGHTSIREN [SVETLONOC] https://silver.afi.com/Browsing/Movies/Details/f-0100003771 After a terrible accident destroyed her childhood, Šarlota (Natalia Germani) returns to her regressive mountain hometown for the first time in 20 years. She finds her mother’s […]

City University Scholarship Recipients 2022

We would like to thank our members and friends for their past and continuing support of the City University scholarship fund.  Please click on the link below to read the letters of thanks from recent City University scholarship recipients.  The SASW Board https://dcslovaks.org/wp-content/uploads/CIty-University-Recipients-2022.pdf

In Memoriam – Richard Rutherford

Richard Rutherford April  24, 1946 – September 2, 2022 We are sad to report the passing of Richard Rutherford (aka Svätý Mikuláš), who was a festive presence at many SASW Mikuláš parties.  His obituary can be viewed here: https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/name/richard-rutherford-obituary?id=36435670

Czech & Slovak Adult Language School – Fall 2022

CZECH AND SLOVAK ADULT LANGUAGE SCHOOL Sponsored by the Czech and Slovak Heritage Association (CSHA) Where can you find low-cost classes in the Czech and Slovak languages and learn about the history, culture, and current events related to this heritage here and abroad? Read on! Fall semester online classes begin September 10, 2022.  Please indicate your […]

Slovak Museum Construction Appeal

Members and Friends of SASW, In December 2021, the SASW sent $500 to support construction work on the Kasigarda – Museum of Emigration from Slovakia to North America in eastern Slovakia (in the village of Ťahyňa). The museum’s director, Dr. Martin Javor, has requested additional funds to install water and sewage pipes in the museum, to enable […]

In Memoriam – Dr. Jerry Rich

Dr. Jerry Holt Rich December 23, 1948 – January 31, 2022 We are sad to report the passing of Jerry Rich, a former president and long-time member of the Slovak American Society of Washington, DC.  His obituary and details on visitation can be viewed here:  https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/fairfax-va/jerry-rich-10564598.