Category Archives: General News

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:

2021 Matula Award Winner – Kathryn Tatko

The SASW board is pleased to announce Kathryn Tatko as the winner of this year’s Matula Award. Kathryn was a founding member of the SASW and has served as president (2008-2011), vice president (1996-1997), and treasurer (1998-2004).  She was a driving force behind the establishment of the SASW’s long-running City University scholarship fund, a cause to which she […]

Stephen Matula Award Nominations for 2021

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 […]

The SASW Supports the NCSML

Dear Members and Friends, The SASW board is pleased to announce that our organization has made a contribution of $1,000 to support the rebuilding efforts of the National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) in the wake of the devastating derecho storm that swept through Cedar Rapids in August 2020.  If you’d also like […]

“Slovak and Czech Christmas Traditions” Recording Available Now on YouTube

A recording of our recent presentation, “Slovak and Czech Christmas Traditions,” with Global Slovakia is now available for viewing on YouTube at: DCSlovaks Videos, the YouTube channel of the Slovak American Society, features more videos from our past speaker events.  Please subscribe to our channel to be notified about our latest videos. Sincerely, The […]

2020 Matula Award Winner – Helen Fedor

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 […]

The SASW Supports the Capital Area Food Bank

Dear Members and Friends, The SASW board is pleased to announce a contribution of $500 to support the Capital Area Food Bank. There are many in the Washington, DC area and across the country who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The SASW board encourages everyone to consider helping those in need in your […]

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 […]