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Our next annual club meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 2PM at South Pasadena City Hall, 7047 Sunset Dr., South Pasadena, FL.
We encourage all members to attend the meeting as important events will be discussed, and to also renew their membership for 2013 so as to retain benefits associated with being a member. Benefits for being a member include a 25% discount on donations for all events as well as free entrance to our Christmas Dinner & Dance party if the Club prepares the food. Members who cannot attend can also mail their membership dues to Club Treasurer Mary Tehomilic at 7600 Sun Isle Dr. S Apt.307 South Pasadena, FL 33707. The membership expires at the end of each calendar year, regardless of when it was acquired.
Membership dues are $25.00 for a family and $20.00 for a single person.
At the meeting:
- Secretary Mary Grivicic will read the minutes from the last meeting and summarize the Club’s activities from last year.
- Treasurer Mary Tehomilic will discuss the Club’s finances.
- We will determine the location and times of our future picnics in 2013. We will also determine if the Club should prepare food for our Christmas party or pay for catering.
- Vice President Jure Vucemilovic will discuss food preparation for our future picnics.
The Club will be offering drinks, coffee, and snacks. We ask members to please bring a desert.
We look forward to seeing you there.
President Zeljko Talanga
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
1st Vice-President Jure Vucemilovic
2nd Vice-President Zvonko Grivicic
Secretary Mary Ann Grivicic
Treasurer Mary Tehomilic
SOC Olga Vucemilovic
SOC Mira Talanga
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
Croatian-American Club of Florida, Inc.
The Croatian-American Club of Florida is hosting this “pot luck” Christmas party. The main course, turkey and sarma, along with the side dishes, will be provided by the club as will coffee and water. You are welcome to bring your wine or other drinks if you wish. We ask all members to bring their favorite Christmas Croatian desserts or cookies and to call Ann-Marie Boulton by December 5th at 813-649-1703 to tell her you are coming. This is so that we know how much food to prepare and also to put your name on the list that we need to supply to security at the condo gate.
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