Slovenska Pristava 2005
Slovenska Pristava Pool
Proud to be a Slovenian day - Jun 2014
PURPOSE OF THE CLUB (from the 1st page of the club’s by-laws)
The purpose of the club is to bring together retired and older people who are members of Slovenska Pristava to:
We have monthly luncheon meetings, annual picnic on Pristava in August, koline (sausage dinner) in October, and Božičnica (Christmas dinner) for all our Pensioner members in December. We also schedule a bus trip outing for our members two or three times a year. We pray at the funeral homes whenever any of our members pass away. In the spring we organize a cleaning day to get Pristava ready for the summer picnic season. Some of our members even work year-round on Pristava doing whatever work is necessary so Pristava operates smoothly.
We, as Pensioners Club members, have to show good example to our young Slovenian generation and welcome them with open hearts and arms, so they will also want to become Pristava members and later join us as Pensioners of Slovenska Pristava. Our responsibility is to work with Slovenska Pristava board, Campers, two Slovenian churches and schools and other Slovenian organizations. Our goal should be to work in unity for the preservation of our Slovenian heritage in the greater Cleveland area. We are very fortunate to have Pristava. Let’s take care of it and pass it on to the next generation, so they too will have the opportunity to enjoy this “little piece of Slovenia” right here in America.
The Pensioners Club is an organization with a “positive attitude.”
KLUB UPOKOJENCEV SLOVENSKE PRISTAVE
By Frank Vidmar, President
Listen to Slovenian music from around the world! Below find the radio stations with a link to their web site (if applicable) and Listen Live link for live stream. If you have some suggestions to extend the list with other radio stations/programs please let us know using contact form.
If you would like to sign-up for a 2019 Annual Pool Pass, please click on the following link to print the required form Swimming Pool Annual Pass Signup. Please complete the Member or Non-Member section, and turn in to the lifeguard or gate volunteer. Full payment for pool pass will be required at time of registration. We are open daily 11:00-7:00
Pool schedule for 2019
Pool Pavilion is available for rent: $30 for members. Please contact Margie Leden, Pool Manager, for reservations (440) 487-6541.
NO GLASS ALLOWED IN FENCED AREA OF THE POOL.
YOU MUST OBEY ALL POSTED RULES AND DIRECTIVES OF THE LIFEGUARDS OR YOU MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES.
Slovenska Pristava is now a 501c3 organization. All donations to our organization is now tax-deductible. Pristava picnics are scheduled, organized, and worked by Pristava Board members. Year after year it has seen harder and harder to find volunteers to help during the summer Pristava picnics. We ask you, members and non-members, to please call the people in charge to sign up for any of the following categories according to your physical ability to perform the work comfortably and to fit your personality. If each one of you would put in 2 hours at 2 picnics, it will make the workload much lighter for the members that have been volunteering their time all along. With more volunteers, we could all enjoy the picnics at Pristava with our family and friends. To help, please call or e-mail us using web contact form or visit our contact list on this link.
Pristava has scheduled picnics this summer. Dinners will be served or you can be served with hamburgers, sausages, hot dogs, and other food. We need 10-15 volunteers to work in the kitchen for each Pristava picnic. All members who know their way around a kitchen or can help serve, are asked to volunteer by calling Ani Sterle (216-470-4654). Baked goods and sweets. We kindly ask all pastry chefs to bake some goodies for Pristava’s events. Thank you.
Thank you again to all members and contributors to Slovenska Pristava. As we know, Pristava is nothing without the people that make up this organization. Of course we would all like Pristava to prosper for many years. New members will be vital to the future of Pristava.
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
Slovenska Pristava is a private club for Slovenian Catholics in the United States. It was founded by a group of refugees from Slovenia after the Communists took over their homeland. Escaping to the United States, these refugees combined their efforts to bring a taste of the beautiful landscapes of Slovenia to their new homeland. Tucked away in the countryside near Geneva, Ohio, Slovenska Pristava has become a place of relaxation and respite from the daily grind for many Slovenian-Americans and their families and friends.
After World War II a new wave of immigrants from Slovenia came to Cleveland. They settled in the city mostly around the two Slovenian parishes: St. Vitus in the St. Clair neighborhood and St. Mary of the Assumption in Collinwood. The newcomers were active in many organizations especially the Slovenian schools of both parishes
The Olympic style swimming pool was built. The kitchen, bar, and main hall were built with expansions of Lobe Hall, kitchen, bathrooms and bar facilities. In the late 1980′s, Andrej Kozjek and other Pristava tradesmen built the dance pavilion. In 1998 a new alpine style house replaced the original caretaker’s house at the entrance. A year later a water reservoir was built, a very important addition for Pristava’s future, since there is no city water. The camping area has been expanded and cute cottages are sprouting up already. The children’s playground has been improved every year. Most of this work for the last 10 years has been done or initiated by Frank Kogovsek and Stane Rus. In the past Slovenska Pristava has had a sports club and sporting events every season. It even had its own ski jump! Many soccer games were played, tennis and volleyball tournaments were held.
Within the corporation are also other clubs like the Pensioners, Campers group and Balinca players. They all have their own events and contribute to the life and fun on Slovenska Pristava. Slovenska Pristava exists for everyone with a Slovenian heart to enjoy friends, music, food, fresh air, and a Slovenian atmosphere.
Welcome to the Slovenska Pristava web site. Slovenska Pristava is a Slovenian Catholic organization that provides a venue for recreation & relaxation to its members and their friends. Here, members and their families have for decades enjoyed the peace, serenity and occasional festivity.