Letter from the President

Dear Club Members and Friends of the Club,

I am taking this opportunity, while mailing you invitations for the upcoming picnic, to let you know about all the new things that happened since we last got together. We had an election on February 19, 2012 to elect 7 new Board of Directors.

I would like to present to you the Club’s new Board of Directors:

President Zeljko Talanga
Email: talanga1@tampabay.rr.com

1st Vice-President Jure Vucemilovic
Email: JureVucemilovic@gmail.com

2nd Vice-President Zvonko Grivicic
Email: zgrivicic@tampabay.rr.com

Secretary Mary Ann Grivicic
Email: zgrivicic@tampabay.rr.com

Treasurer Mary Tehomilic

SOC Olga Vucemilovic
Email: zuko1960@embarqmail.com

SOC Mira Talanga
727- 848-5945
Email: MTalanga@gmail.com

I would like to personally thank all Club Members for supporting the Club for the past 20 years. I also want to thank the previous president, Mr. Mario Spalatin, and his Board for doing a wonderful job in organizing Club events and promoting the Club for many years. In addition, you have my heartfelt thanks for your honesty, integrity, and professional expertise you have displayed while in office.

As part of our continuous philanthropy efforts, the Club has donated $1,000.00 to the Croatian Fraternal Union to help with the renovation of the Church of St. Philip and Jacob in Vukovar, Croatia.

We currently have several picnics and celebrations planned for the rest of the year. In addition to the Spring Picnic on April 29, we will have a picnic in October and a potluck Thanksgiving picnic in November. We will also have a Christmas Dinner & Dance party on December 9, which will be free for all members. I want to thank Mrs. Mary Tehomilic for always reserving beautiful places for our Club events.

I encourage everyone to be proactive in our Club and to participate in our Club’s work. I kindly ask everyone to renew their memberships and to get their friends to become part of our Club so that we continue to grow and promote Croatian culture and tradition in Florida as we are the finest Croatian Club in America. Our Club creates a very family-oriented and fun atmosphere that most clubs lack.

I am open to suggestions. Please call or email me if you have any questions or concerns. If you would like to see the Club organize more picnics annually, please let me or a Board member know. We have a Club website where you can read the latest Club news and view pictures of our events. The address is www.CroatianFriends.org

Friendly regards,
Zeljko Talanga
Croatian-American Club of Florida, Inc.