Dear Members, The month of June marks 56 years since Slovenska Pristava bought a 76-acre farm from George and Ethel Busch in Harpersfield Township. This jewel of land has been a year-round recreation site for many Slovenians. We can all be proud of the role Slovenska Pristava has played in our lives. Pristava’s board actively meets monthly to work on a calendar of events for the upcoming picnic season. There are about ten events that Pristava organizes, and each one requires the special attention of a coordinator who takes charge in making the event run successfully. The members of Pristava are graciously invited to volunteer in any of these projects. As the winter cold departs, repairs to the roof of the dance pavilion, front portico/fireplace on Lausche Lodge, and the road will take place. We will also be working on security systems and various upkeep tasks that are on our regular agenda.
Pristavska Noč was again a great success with the Appreciation Awards to the musicians who have shared their talents with us during the past 60 years. The Board will make an extensive effort to express our appreciation in various ways to Pristava volunteers, our mainstay of existence. Many thanks to all volunteers that made the 56th Pristavska Noč an event to remember. Our second event of the year, which is our biggest fundraiser, the Reverse Raffle, is scheduled for April 1st in Lausche Lodge at Pristava.
Preparations for the evening are in full swing in expectation that last year's exciting event will draw an even greater attendance this year. All donations to Slovenska Pristava are 100% tax deductible since we are a 501(c)3 organization. The endowment fund that the Board will be working on is a long-term project and will provide Pristava a means of support into the future. As the plan of attack is crystallized, we will inform the membership of its implementation and we hope that many of you will assist us. The Board applauds active participation of the Pristava Campers and Pristava Pensioners communities.
Thank you, all. I would like to invite all members and friends of Slovenska Pristava to visit us often, and to enjoy the variety of events scheduled for the upcoming season. Opening day is scheduled for May 28th. Additionally, please support the Slovenian radio stations and Slovenian American Times throughout the 2017 season.
On behalf of the Board Members of Slovenska Pristava, respectfully yours, Metod Ilc, President