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2015 Slovenian Of The Year Awards At Triglav Club In Sydney.

The 2015 Slovenian Of The Year Awards in NSW was held at Triglav Club at St John’s Park in Sydney on Sunday, June 12th this year. The event also marked the 25th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence as well as the club’s 45th anniversary.  This year’s award recipients were: Marija Ritlop and her late husband, Mirko Ritlop who received a lifetime ...

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Australia: Let’s Proudly Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of Slovenian Independence!

Stan Prosenak from Melbourne and Alfred Brežnik AM from Sydney were both actively involved in the movement for Slovenian independence and international recognition in Australia during those historic times going back 25 years. They both believe that Australian Slovenians should be extremely proud for everything they did to support Slovenia’s battle for independence and international recognition. Australia was one of ...

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Slovenian George Voinovich, former Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and U.S. senator, dies

CLEVELAND, Ohio – George Voinovich, an earnest-looking Collinwood boy who grew up to be an Ohio legislator, Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor, U.S. senator and one of the most popular Buckeye State politicians of his generation, died early Sunday. He was 79. His son, George, said his father died peacefully in his sleep. “His two main things in life were public ...

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Slovenian Month Kicks Off in Buenos Aires

Slovenian month, celebrating historic ties between Slovenia and Argentina, kicked off in Buenos Aires to mark Slovenia’s 25th and Argentina’s 200th anniversary. Various cultural events run until 26 June, culminating around Slovenia’s National Day. Slovenia’s National Day on 25 June will be observed with a celebration dubbed Buenos Aires Celebrates Slovenia. Numerous Slovenian artists and clubs from Argentina, as well ...

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Lipa Club On The Gold Coast Celebrates 25 Years

Dr Tony Lenko is the president of Lipa Club on the Gold Coast in Australia, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016. Tony also reminisces about that historic time 25 years ago when Slovenia declared its independence. Please listen to conversation below.     Source: Lenti Lenko | Radio SBS, Slovenian Program

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Slovenian Ambassador Pays Visit To Pueblo

Puebloans of Slovenian heritage gave a warm welcome Ambassador Dr. Božo Cerar Saturday morning.  The diplomat was treated to an appreciation breakfast at Park East Restaurant where he was presented with an honorary proclamation from city leaders. After the breakfast, the ambassador toured the Gorsich Technology Center at Pueblo Community College. “To have the international attention of the ambassador and ...

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Draga Gelt – From Dreams To Reality

Draga Gelt OAM, active within Melbourne’s Slovenian community was heavily involved in the movement for Slovenian Independence in Australia in the early 1990s. In 2011, she wrote a book, ‘From Dreams To Reality‘ which is a chronicle of the activities of Australian Slovenians during the movement for Slovenian independence in the early 1990s. Draga is a very proud and patriotic ...

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Today’s Slovenes Around the World

The second half of the 19th century marked the first of multiple major waves immigration of Slovenes to foreign countries.   This translated to approximately a half-million people who left Slovenia for both economic and political reasons.  Today Slovenes and their descendants can be found scattered around the globe with major concentrations throughout Europe, the U.S., Argentina and Australia. How ...

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Accordion Blowout: 34th Super Button Box Bash

On Sunday, April 10, National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame held 34th Super Button Box Bash at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid. Visitors enjoyed more than sixty accordions, plus jam sessions throughout the day, from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. The musical line-up includes these accordion greats: Anthony Culkar, Mary Lou Downs and Charlie Tomecek (Canada), Veseli Godci, Button Box Divas, ...

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