Category Archives: General News

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear Members and Friends, We hope everyone is healthy and heeding the advice of their local government and public health agencies to keep safe during the current outbreak of COVID-19. ​Out of an abundance of caution, we have cancelled all of our planned spring events, the Slovak Souper Bowl, our conversation and genealogy groups, and […]

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 […]

Slovak Conversation Groups Schedule for 2020

DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, ALL CONVERSATION GROUPS ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Listed below are the scheduled dates for Slovak conversation groups in downtown DC, Arlington and Reston for March and beyond. Everyone is welcome to attend. Each group will find its own level, based on the language abilities of the participants. There could […]

SASW Slovak Genealogy Group Meeting – March 31st

Are you interested in finding out more about your ancestors who came from the area of Slovakia, Czechoslovakia or Austria-Hungary? Are you wondering if you can trace your family back in time through the Slovak archives, even if you don’t read the language? Would you like to know more about how to find family who […]

SASW Cookbook Project: Send Us Your Family Recipes!

Cooking is a huge part of our culture in the Slovak community–it seems like everybody and their Baba has a recipe to share! Over the next few months, the Slovak American Society of Washington, D.C. (SASW) will be compiling its own recipe book to share with members, families, and friends. After printing, the cookbook will […]