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On the Air with U.S. Senator Geo by fjwuxn

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									     Published May 10, 2009            E-mail: info@clevelandslovenian.com                      Est. MMVII




On the Air with U.S. Senator George Voinovich
On Friday May 8, 2009 U.S. Senator George Voinovich was a
special guest on Tony Petkovsek’s radio show. The senator took
the opportunity to reach out to many of the Slovenians living in the
greater Cleveland area. During the 45 minute interview the
senator spoke about his Slovenian heritage and his strong ties to
Cleveland neighborhoods. Audio excerpts from the show will be
posted on www.cleslo.com in the near future.




    US Senator George Voinovich & Tony Petkovsek / Senator Voinovich taking a call from a constituent after the show.




 Tony Petkovsek - Senator Voinovich - Phil Hrvatin            Senator Voinovich in the WELW studios on E. 185th St.

Tony Petkovsek has been on daily polka radio since 1961. His popular music and community service
show, which he produces and announces, is interspersed with interviews of civic, travel and
entertainment personalities and is heard for two hours, Monday thru Friday from 2 until 4 P.M and
Saturday from Noon until 2 P.M on WELW-1330AM. Tony’s studio is located in the Kollander World
Travel headquarters at 971 East 185 Street in Cleveland Ohio.


   Phil Hrvatin Senior Editor                                                            Tim Percic Creative Design
                                              American Performer Delivers
                                              Splendid Performance
                                              On April 23, the Gala Ballet Evening celebrated the
                                              International Day of Dance with the presentation of
                                              several awards from DBUS for artistic achievement.
                                              Chargé d’Affaires Brad Freden and other Embassy staff
                                              attended the evening, along with President Danilo Türk
                                              and his wife, Barbara Miklič Türk. The evening combined
                                              traditional and modern dance selections by young and
                                              professional dancers, including American dancer, Joseph
                                              Bunn whose contemporary dance amazed the audience.

                                              Source: http://slovenia.usembassy.gov

                           ***
Around the top of the Adriatic
By Procycling

Route: A very straightforward opening road stage that
concludes with three laps of an 11km circuit in Trieste.
There's a climb halfway around it that offers the first
points for the mountains jersey on the second pass. The
infamous local Bora wind could prove a bigger menace.

Local Hero: The last half of the stage runs along the corridor of Italian territory that looks back over
Venice. Bordering Slovenia is a growing cycling power, and support for Slovenes Janez Brajkovic and
Tadej Valjavec will be very apparent.

Procycling's Top Tip: It'll be extremely rapid on the downhill run into the finish, which will make for a
frantic, nerve-jangling finale. 2009 form suggests a straight fight between Mark Cavendish and
Garmin-Slipstream's Tyler Farrar, who should be battling for bonus seconds toward the maglia rosa.
While Farrar pipped Cav in a similar sprint in Tirreno-Adriatico, our money's on the Manxman.

Savio speaks: Trieste is certainly a stage for sprinters, a 99-percent chance that it arrives in a sprint.
The sprinters will control the race for Alessandro Petacchi and Mark Cavendish. Trieste is a historic
zone and one of the big cities this year's Giro will visit.

Source http://www.bikeradar.com/racing/article/around-the-top-of-the-adriatic-21487
    CALLING ALL SLOVENIAN CHEERLEADERS!
            Get out your white, blue and red pom-poms and noisemakers! Join me in supporting
            (and surprising) Consul General Dr. Zvone Žigon as he competes in his first Marathon
            (that's 26.2 miles!) this Sunday, May 17, 2009. As Cleveland is home to the largest
            population of Slovenians outside of Slovenia, let us show our support for the Consul
            General by rallying at various locations along the race course and cheering on our
Slovenian runner. In 2007, during Foreign Minister (then Ambassador) Samuel Žbogar's Cleveland
Marathon, Slovenian cheerleaders gathered on Martin Luther King Blvd. were recognized as best
cheering section. Let's do it again!

Of course you can cheer on the Consul General at any location along the marathon course, however,
in an effort to create an organized presence, please gather at the following locations at the
designated times:

     9:30 a.m. Slovenian Cultural Gardens on East Blvd. (once Dr. Žigon passes this mark,
       cheerleaders can walk down the hill to MLK Blvd. where he will pass again in 20-30 minutes).
     10:45 a.m. near The Finish Line, Lakeside. & East 6th Street (South side)

Times are approximations.

Banners, signs, noisemakers, musical instruments, flags, Slovenian-themed clothing and narodne
noše are strongly encouraged!

Please feel free to call me should you have any questions or comments: (216) 849-3515.

Johanna Bajc
Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia
Cleveland
55 Public Square, Suite 945
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-589 9220 |F: 216-589 9210


                          Rite Aid Marathon Website: http://www.clevelandmarathon.com/
Slovenija na Norfolk mednarodnem NATO
Azalea festivalu 2009
Norfolk mednarodni NATO Azalea festival ima bogato tradicijo, ki sega v leto 1953, leto dni po
ustanovitvi Natovega poveljstva za Atlantik v Norfolku, VA. Tistega leta so se meščani mesta Norfolk
odločili za organizacijo festivala v pozdrav državam, ki so bile takrat zastopane v poveljstvu. Festival
je bil namenjen sklepanju novih prijateljstev, spoznavanju in izmenjavam na kulturnem, umetniškem
in drugih področjih življenja in dela. Dogodek je bil namenjen tudi poudarjanju pomembnosti vojaške
vloge držav pri vzdrževanju miru v svetu in graditvi novih povezav mesta Norfolk s svetom.

                                                                            Od prvega festivala do
                                                                            današnjih dni , se je
                                                                            mednarodni NATO Azalea
                                                                            festival razvil v dogodek,
                                                                            katerega si ogleda več tisoč
                                                                            ljudi. Preoblikovanje Natovega
                                                                            poveljstva za Atlantik v Natovo
                                                                            poveljstvo za transformacijo
                                                                            (ACT - Allied Command
                                                                            Transformation) je imelo za
                                                                            posledico povečanja števila
                                                                            držav, ki imajo svoja
                                                                            predstavništva pri poveljstva v
                                                                            Norfolku. V letu 2009 se je to
                                                                            število povečalo na
                                                                            osemindvajset držav članic
                                                                            zavezništva. Norfolk
                                                                            mednarodni NATO Azalea
festival ima v regiji najdaljšo in neprekinjeno tradicijo in je edini v Združenih državah Ameriki, ki na
takšen način pozdravlja države članice Nata.

Poslanstvo festivala je v priznanju vloge in vpliva mednarodne skupnosti, ki ga ima na mesto Norfolk.
Njegova organizacija je prav tako praznovanje sožitja različnih kultur in krepitev človeških vezi med
civilnim prebivalstvom in vojaškimi družinami. Poseben poudarek je vsako leto namenjen eni od
držav. V letu 2009 je to bila Češka, ki se je predstavila s kulturnimi in umetniškimi dogodki in
prispevala kraljico Azalea festivala.

Pozdrav Natovim državam poteka v obliki enotedenskega festivala, katerega namen je krepitev
razumevanja med Hampton Roads prebivalstvom in zavezniškimi državami. Za večje razumevanje
pomena in vloge zavezništva se organizirajo različni izobraževalni, znanstveni in kulturni dogodki.
Srečanja v času festivala so priložnost za nove gospodarske povezave mesta Norfolk z drugimi
državami. Med najpomembnejše dogodke festivala sodijo: kronanje kraljice, kronanje princes, modna
revija, mednarodni >Tatoo<, parada narodov s predstavitvijo na vozilih in Nato festival s turistično in
kulinarično ponudbo.

Na letošnjem festivalu, ki je trajal od 27. aprila do 3. maja, je že četrtič sodelovala tudi Slovenija. Tako
kot leta 2008, so tudi letos združili moči pripadniki Slovenske vojske iz Nacionalnega predstavništva
za povezave pri ACT[1] in štirinajst pripadnikov slovenske skupnosti iz Clevelanda (OH). V povorki
narodov se je Slovenija predstavila s kozolcem in gorenjskimi narodnimi nošami. Osrednje mesto
slovenske predstavitve je že drugič pripadlo slovenski princesi, študentki Mariji Sedmak. Pred
paradnim vozilom in na njem so se množici gledalcev v narodnih nošah in s pesmijo predstavili še:
Pavle in Marija Sedmak, Jan Kocbek, Sonja Kocbek, Matjaž Sedmak, Milan in Breda Ribič, Tine in
Helena Ribič, Rok in Beth Ribič in Jovo Mejak. Predstavitev so v narodnih nošah popestrili še otroci
Justina in Maja Lampič in Nicholas and Adam Ribič.

Vsi sodelujoči smo bili zelo veseli, da so ocenjevalci izmed vseh osemindvajsetih predstavitev na
vozilih za najboljšo razglasili slovenski >float< in mu podelili naziv >Nato's Cup<.

Zapisal: Andrej Kocbek

[1] Nacionalno predstavništvo za povezave, ali National Liaison Representative (NLR) vodi polkovnik Slovenske vojske,
Andrej Kocbek. V njem sta še pomočnik, major Tomaž Pavlič in podčastnik Marko Jelen. Predstavništvo pri ACT v
Norfolku deluje od decembra 2004 naprej.
Andrej á


Slovenian Representatives at the 2009 Norfolk
International NATO Azalea Festival
The Norfolk International NATO Azalea Festival is a tradition that dates back to 1953; a year after the
establishment of NATO Atlantic headquarters in Norfolk, VA. In that year, the citizens of the city
decided to organize the Norfolk festival to greet the countries, which were represented at the
headquarters. The festival aimed to help create new friendships, and the sharing and exchanging of
culture, arts and other practices. The event was also aimed at highlighting the importance of the
military's role in maintaining peace around the world, and to introduce the city of Norfolk to the world.

Since its first
celebration to the
present, the
International NATO
Azalea Festival has
developed into an
event that is visited
by several thousand
people. With
NATO's expansion,
there came an
expansion of the
countries now
represented with
offices in Norfolk. In
2009 the number of
the alliance
increased to twenty-
eight member
states. With this is
mind, the Norfolk International NATO Azalea Festival is the region's longest continuous tradition of
welcoming member states of NATO. It is also the only one of its kind in the United States.


The mission of the Festival is to recognize the role and impact of the international community. This
organization is also a celebration of the coexistence of various cultures, while strengthening ties
between the civilian population and military families. A special emphasis is devoted each year to one
particular member state. In 2009 it was the Czech Republic, which presented its culture and art, and
was represented by an Azalea Festival queen.


Festival events go throughout an entire week. They aim to strengthen understanding between the
population of Hampton Roads and the allied countries. In order to understand the importance of the
Alliance's role, the festival organizes different educational, scientific and cultural events. Meetings
during the festival are an opportunity to help forge new economic links between the city of Norfolk and
other countries. Included among the most important events of the festival are: the coronation of the
queen and princesses, a fashion show, an international Tatoo, the presentation of National floats and
the NATO festival. The NATO festival introduces their nations cuisine and tourism.


Slovenia was a part of the festival for the fourth time, which this year went from 27 April to 3 May.
Like in 2008 the Slovenian Armed Forces joined together with the fourteen members of the Slovenian
community from Cleveland (OH). In the parade of Nations, Slovenia presented a kozolec and
Gorenjska ethnic costumes. The Slovenian Princess, was a student from Ohio State University
named Maria Sedmak. She is from Cleveland, Ohio and this is her second year as a princess.
Walking in front of the float and perched on top were: Pavle and Marija Sedmak, Jan Kocbek, Sonja
Kocbek, Matjaž Sedmak, Milan and Breda Ribič, Tine and Helena Ribič, Rok and Beth Ribič and Jovo
Mejak; some singing and playing folk songs of Slovenia. The children, Justina and Maja Lampic and
Nicholas and Adam Ribic, made the presentation more heart-felt.


All Slovenians present were very pleased that the judges evaluating the floats from all twenty-eight
nations proclaimed Slovenian's float as the best float; awarding us with the prized title "NATO Cup"
winner.


Written by: Andrej Kocbek
C.S.U.F., Croatian and Slovenian United
Foundation, at the Church of the Nativity
Dear Philip,

Please access our website http://www.xiongmaofamily.com/martin/NoviGlas/index.html for the April
issue of Novi glas issued by CSUF, San Francisco.

With regards,
Mia Rode, CSUF secretary
mrode@stanford.edu




CROATIAN AND SLOVENIAN UNITED FOUNDATION
To retain and maintain The Church of The Nativity of Our Lord, San Francisco, please support
Croatian Slovenian United Foundation and become a member in 2009

CSUF Membership Application Form
Calendar year Dues - $10 per person
Make checks payable to CSUF to:

Mira Palihnich, Treasurer
2350 – 31st Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
Telephone 415-731-0872
The Race Across America 2009 (RAAM) The World's
Toughest Bicycle Race, Welcomes an International
Field of Elite and Amazing Cyclists
RAAM starts June 17, 2009 with a strong field of racers including 4 time winner Jure Robic,
past winner Daniel Weiss and the upstart Austrian Christoph Stausser. This year world
renowned surfer Laird Hamilton hopes to break a cross continent record with his 3 teammates
as does a 4 man team consisting of racers 75 years or older.

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 7, 2009 -- The Race Across America (RAAM) and the Race
Across the West (RAW) are pleased to make the following announcements regarding their
ultra-endurance bicycle races beginning June 17, 2009 in Oceanside, California.
24 hours a day – RAAM

RAAM is pleased to welcome back the only person to
ever win 4 Solo Male RAAM Championships, Jure
Robic of Slovenia. Robic's dominance will be
challenged this year by several international racers;
one time RAAM Champion, Daniel Wyss of
Switzerland; Gerhard Gulewicz of Austria who
survived a spectacular crash in RAAM 08; Marko
Baloh, one of the world's greatest ultra-endurance
cyclists who also is a Slovenian national; Navy Seal
David Goggins; Julian Sanz Garcia who rode a strong
race in 2008; and an Austrian rookie who shows all
the promise of becoming a future RAAM Champion -
26 year old Christoph Strasser.

In a world of orchestrated events that attempt to
manipulate the impression of something spectacular,
RAAM delivers the real deal. For 28 years, RAAM has been producing champions from
everyday people and the trials and tribulations they endure never fails to intrigue, motivate and
inspire all those that cross their path. Regardless of whether they witness firsthand a RAAM
team and its entourage of support vehicles racing through their town or by following the
progress on the race's official website, raceacrossamerica.org, RAAM creates an energy of its
own.

While maintaining an extremely competitive perspective, many racers find the desire and
ability to utilize RAAM as a forum to raise awareness and funds for the charities and causes
that they support. In each of the last three years, RAAM contestants have used the race to
raise over $1 million for various charitable causes in the United States, Canada and Europe.

In Team RAAM, which starts June 20, 2009 in Oceanside, CA, many interesting teams have
signed on to give it their best. In the 4 person division Big wave surfer, Laird Hamilton has
again teamed up with Bally Total Fitness founder, Don Wildman, Rage Against The Machine
bassist, Tim Commerford and Ironman participant, Jason Winn. This extreme team has more
than a world record in their sight, as they are riding to raise awareness and funds for various
causes. Wildman, an 8 time Ironman participant, is no stranger to RAAM, having raced in
1994. The 76-year-old picture of health completed a 500-mile journey of standup paddle
boarding and cycling in 2006 with Hamilton in an effort to raise awareness for Autism
(nationalautismassociation.org) and Lou Gehrig's disease (alsa.org). Hamilton, referred to by
Men's Journal as the "World's Greatest Surfer", is also a co-inventor of tow-in surfing. A long
time supporter of Autism, Hamilton will be pedaling for The Beautiful Son Foundation
(beautifulsonfoundation.org). California native, Jason Winn is a seasoned athlete who
completed his first Ironman Triathlon at age 23. Musician Tim Commerford, who is riding for
Hans Rey's "Wheels4life" (wheels4life.org), is known as an obsessive mountain biker who
thanks his bikes in the liner notes of his albums. The athletic prowess and inspiration goals of
"Team Surf" make them a force to be reckoned with.

Not to be outdone by the maturity of Don Wildman is Team Grand Pac Masters, this 4 person
entry consisting of Lee Mitchell, Robert Kash, Lew Meyer and Chris Stauffer, are vying to
establish a record as the first team aged 75+ to complete RAAM. Also expected to make an
impact are two-time 8-Person Team RAAM Champions Team Type 1 and Team ViaSat a
perennial frontrunner in the 8-Person division. Many new faces have signed on in the 4 person
division and race organizers and fans anxiously wait to see who will emerge as front runners.

In 2008 the Race Across the West was introduced, primarily, as an introduction for people not
ready for the challenges of a 3,000 mile race. RAW will be contested by racers from Europe,
Canada, Australia, South America and the United States. Joining the ranks of Race Across the
West racers this year is Gary E Johnson, the Governor of New Mexico from January 1, 1995 to
January 1, 2003. Once referred to as the Most Dangerous Politician in America, Mr. Johnson
hopes to bring his edge to the sport of ultra-cycling. Mr. Johnson who has competed in
approximately 500 sporting events around the world is no stranger to serious athletic
endeavors. Asked how he assesses the difficulty involved in competing in the Race Across the
West, he said, "It ought to be brutal and yet only 1/3 (the distance) of RAAM, which has always
been a dream of mine. I really look forward to competing in RAW which has a finish line at my
home in Taos."

All races and racers will receive a big send off in Oceanside, California. "Publisher and Funky
Dude", Bob Babbitt is expected to deliver his flair as he hosts the start of the men's Solo Race
(June 17, 2009) which will also feature a demonstration of the U.S. Navy Parachute Team,
"The Leap Frogs."

Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/RAAM/2009/prweb2350214.htm
European Drinks Festival
The Czech EU Presidency - Czech Consulate General in Chicago, together with the non-profit
organization Euro-Chicago and 15 European Consulates participated in the European Drinks Festival
which was held on Wednesday April 29, 2009 at the Hotel Sofitel, 22 East Chestnut Street, Chicago

                                                                       Wines, Beers and Spirits
                                                                       from Austria, Belgium,
                                                                       Czech Republic, Denmark,
                                                                       Estonia, France, Germany,
                                                                       Greece, Hungary, Ireland,
                                                                       Italy, Lithuania, Poland,
                                                                       Romania, Slovenia,
                                                                       Sweden, The United
                                                                       Kingdom and more were
                                                                       featured.

The Slovenian booth was co-sponsored by Slovenian distributor Dana Blaze and Slovenian
Consulate General. Additional assistance was provided by distributor Joe Ramsak.




Photos provided by Consul General dr Zvone Žigon
Rail Europe Special Promotion Celebrates
Eurail's 50th Anniversary
Eurail Select Pass available for $125 on raileurope.com

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Rail Europe, the largest distributor of European
rail products in North America, launches a rail promotion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of
Eurail. Starting May 12th at 12:00pm EST, www.RailEurope.com will offer the Eurail Select
Pass, at the 1959 price of $125. The Eurail Select Pass offers 5 days of rail travel in 3
bordering countries, within a 2 month period. This unique anniversary price will be offered,
while supplies last, at over 70% off the current price of $442.

The promotion celebrates the generations of Americans who have discovered and continue to
discover the pleasures of Europe by train. Many baby-boomers are still dusting off their
backpacks and boarding European trains in city centers instead of renting cars or taking yet
another plane in yet another far-off airport. Youths continue to make their solo travel "rites of
passage" by buying Eurail passes and hopping on and off trains to explore Europe.

Eurail Select Passes allow unlimited travel on the national rail networks of 24 bordering
countries. Eurail Global Passes offer unlimited travel in any combination of 21 countries.
Whichever Eurail pass product, European trains offer independence and indulgence -
comfortable and roomy seats, no traffic hassles, luxuries including restaurant cars with great
food, chances to socialize in bar cars with locals, and opportunities to drink in incredible
scenery on panoramic trains. You can even stay connected through Wi-Fi on many high-speed
routes.

Traveling with a Eurail pass from Rail Europe has been one of the most popular options to
navigate around Europe for fifty years. Wherever you go, a Eurail pass from Rail Europe will
help you make the most of your trip effortlessly, efficiently and economically. There are 23
countries to explore by Eurail Global and/or Eurail Select passes offered by Rail Europe:
Austria, Benelux (includes Belgium, Luxembourg,
Holland),Bulgaria/Serbia/Montenegro/Croatia/Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Denmark,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Ireland,
Romania, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

For over 75 years, Rail Europe has been a leader in European travel and believes that the
spirit of train travel is about enjoying the simple pleasures, respecting the environment and
connecting with people, places and cultures. Rail Europe encourages you to make train travel
a part of your European travel experience.

For more information or to book any of Rail Europe's wide range of economical railpasses and
point-to-point tickets on trains throughout Europe, consult a travel agent or log on to Rail
Europe's web site, www.raileurope.com or call Rail Europe at 1-888-382-7245 (U.S.) or 1-800-
361-7245 (Canada).

To book rail for groups of 6 or more, please contact our Group Department at
www.raileurope.com/group-travel/group-travel.html Website: http://www.raileurope.com

Source: http://sev.prnewswire.com/transportation-trucking-railroad/20090506/NY1206306052009-1.html
Festival of Nations River Centre St. Paul MN
NORM & MARY ANN SETNICKER normas188@msn.com

 The Twin Cities Slovenians (SWUA 109) won the “Award of Excellence” at the Festival of Nations
held at the River Centre in St. Paul (April 30-May3). This is the largest ethnic Festival held in the
United States and historically the longest running. It traditionally draws crowds in excess of 80,000 for
the four day event. This award of excellence is given to the top 5 exhibits and is based on the
following criteria: theme related, use of technology, interactive activities, exhibit personnel (costumes,
demeanor, knowledge) and artistic quality.

  This year’s theme was entitled “Invention and
Transportation” with the idea to draw out how people
get around and/or how things work from the cultures
One of the centerpoints of the exhibit was Frank
Medved’s six-foot plywood replica of “Urban” the
Ribnican who peddled his wooden goods throughout
central Europe. What made our “Ribnican special was
that the face was hinged so that the school children
could pose with their face and the body of the Ribnican.
This made the display more interactive for students.
  Our last minute insert for the exhibit proved to be very
popular for the adults- a detailed picture and replica of the oldest wooden wheel ever found in the
world (between 5100-5350 years old).It was discovered in the Ljubljana marshes of Slovenia. Yul
Yost, our “ Slovenian Renaissance man”, made contact with Dr. Anton Veluscek of the Archeology
Institute of Slovenia and produced a wooden replica of this amazing discovery. This was probably the
first time that this picture and replica were displayed together in such a public setting.
  The third piece of our exhibit used our traditional background panels of the Slovenian landscape
with pictures of prominent Slovenian inventors, scholars and scientists in the foreground noting their
primary accomplishments. Also in the foreground was a 32 inch TV monitor with a continuous playing
DVD illustrating innovative Slovenians along with prominent Slovenian Americans who had made
significant contributions to Invention and Transportation.
   Another unique feature of our exhibit was an attempt to have students become more interactive with
the theme of the Festival. Two thousand “baseball size” cards picturing Slovenian scientists, scholars
and inventors were handed out to students. Enscribed on the cards was our website:
www.twincitiesslovenians.org with the idea that students could visit the website and learn more about
these prominent Slovenians and their contributions to the world.
  As with last year’s Festival theme of “Art and Architecture”, this year’s theme created more
involvement for our “young” Branch 109 and the “Award of Excellence is a credit to the many people
who worked in the exhibit stamping “passports”, greeting people in Slovenian, writing first names in
Slovenian, passing out literature and responding to the many questions from students and adults.
Special thanks to the following : Mary Medved, chairperson, Frank Medved( DVD and Ribnican
replica), Jeff Martinka ( research), Ann Slavec (prominent Slovenians “baseball” cards; Sue
Rademacher and Tom Moren( artists/setup), Yul Yost (oldest wooden wheel replica/ research); Andy
Percic(transportation/ storage) Yvonne and Al McComber ( TV monitor), and Mary Schwanke
(website design).
  For more details on our Festival of Nations exhibit please check our website:
www.twincitiesslovenians.org .
Taborjenje 2009
Dear Slovenian School and Pristava Member Families,

Camp Pristava is scheduled for Monday July 20, 2009 through Saturday, July, 25, 2009 at Slovenska
Pristava. Registration will begin Monday, July 20th at 10:00 am and pick up will be on Saturday July
25th at 12 noon. Please note that Camp Pristava was shortened by one day this year due to the fact
that a Slovenian musician will be having a concert at Slovenska Pristava starting at 4 p.m. that day.
In addition, some of the counselors will be leaving on Sunday morning for a Kres performance.

Andrej Mejak will be the Head Counselor and Paul Sedmak will be Assistant Head Counselor. Any
questions should be directed to mejak182@yahoo.com

Since this is a volunteer based camp, each family is required to volunteer a couple of hours of their
time. Volunteer sign ups are attached.

The Fees for Taborjenje 2009 are as follows:    1st child     $150.00
                                                2nd child     $125.00
                                                3rd child     $100.00
                                                4th child     $100.00

There will be no Junior Camp this year. Our current Junior Camp director will be suspended this
year. We were unable to find a replacement, and due to the shortened week we decided to forego
having a Junior Camp. We would still encourage our junior campers to come on Friday and camp out
with their parents, however, there will be no organized activities and you will be on your own for food.
If there is a parent interested in reviving Junior Camp for this year, then please contact
david.turk@sbcglobal.net. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Donations, whether in cash or otherwise, are always welcome and greatly appreciated and are tax
deductible.

Registration forms, General Release, and Medical Authorization Forms must be completed and sent
to the secretary, Claudia Znidarsic, by June 20, 2009. We are limiting our camp to 60 campers.
Forms are to be mailed to:
                                                Claudia Znidarsic
                                                c/o Andrej Mejak
                                                18117 Schenely Ave
                                                Cleveland, Ohio 44119

Sincerely,
Taborjenje 2009 Committee

Camp Core is for teens that have completed 9th or 10th grade. Please contact Andrej Mejak if
interested at mejak182@yahoo.com. The fee for Camp Core is $50 per person for the week. Camp
core and Counselors must fill out forms as well.
Europe Week, a week long celebration of Europe, and its transatlantic
partnership, across the United States with concerts, exhibitions,
performances, and other activities presented by a wide range of embassies,
consulates, universities, organizations and institutions. From May 9 - May
16, 2009. Programs available at www.eurunion.org/EUinUS.




Europe Week at the Embassy of Slovenia:
Washington DC

May 12, 7PM

Američanke / 100% Slovenian

Documentary film on the personal, intimate experiences of
European immigrants to the U.S, offering the story about
American women of Slovenian origin.
Screenplay by Miriam Milharčič Hladnik.

May 14, 7PM

Rooster’s Breakfast,(slo: Petelinji zajtrk)

Slovenian blockbuster feature film, a love story, set in a small
town, where characters have their own hidden passions, which set
up a start to dramatic events.
Written and directed by Marko Naberšnik.

Screenings are free and open to the public.
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Events                                President Türk Appoints            the United States, he served
                                         Ambassador to US                as   the    Director    of the
May 9 – EU Open House. EU                                                Department of North and Latin
Embassies and EU Commission           Ljubljana, 6 May - Slovenian       America and the Caribbean at
open their door to general            President Danilo Türk on           the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
public for the third year in a        Wednesday appointed Roman          and was, during Slovenian EU
row. Washington, D.C., from           Kirn      Slovenia's      new      Presidency,    in   charge   of
10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Free bus         ambassador to the United           transatlantic   relations  and
shuttles provided.                    States. Ambassador Kirn, who       preparations of the EU-US
                                      served      as       Slovenia's    Summit, held in Slovenia in
                                      ambassador to the UN from          June 2008.
                                      2002 to 2006, will also cover
                                      Mexico.                            These are just few important
                                                                         achievements in his rich and
                                                                         diverse diplomatic carreer for
EUROPE WEEK May 9 – 16:                                                  which he is considered one of
                                                                         the      most       experienced
May 12 – Američanke / 100%                                               Slovenian diplomats and an
Slovenian                                                                expert in bilateral, multilateral
Documentary film on the personal,
                                                                         and European affairs.
intimate experiences of European
immigrants to the U.S. Embassy of
Slovenia, 7 pm, free & open to
public.                                                                   Upcoming Presidency:
                                                                          Slovenia to Chair the
May 14 – Rooster’s Breakfast /        Minister Žbogar with Ambassador    Committee of Ministers
Petelinji zajtrk                      Kirn
Slovenian film featuring a humoros
                                                                         of the Council of Europe
love   story     with    small-town   Mr. Kirn, who will arrive to
protagonists    harboring    hidden                                      Strasbourg, May 8, 2009 –
                                      Washington,        D.C.      on
passions. Embassy of Slovenia, 7                                         After Presidency of the Council
                                      Thursday, May 14, 2009,
pm, free & open to public.                                               of the European Union during
                                      began      his     professional
                                                                         the first half of 2008, Slovenia
                                      diplomatic    career    at  the
                                                                         faces     a    new    challenge:
                                      Federal Ministry of Foreign
                                                                         Chairmanship         of      the
                                      Affairs of SFR Yugoslavia in
                                                                         Committee of Ministers of the
                                      1977 and has served as a
                                      diplomat ever since. Before his
                                      appointnemt as Ambassador
                                      to the UN, he served for two
                                      years      (2000-2002)       as
                                                                         Council of Europe, which will
                                      Ambassador and Permanent
                                                                         begin on May 12th and will
                                      Representative of Slovenia to
                                                                         last until November 18th,
                                      the Organization for Security
                                                                         2009.    The    chairmanship,
                                      and Cooperation in Europe
                                                                         which rotates in alphabetical
                                      (OSCE) in Vienna. Mr. Kirn
                                                                         order of member states, will
                                      was also a co-founder of a
                                                                         be passed from Spain in May
                                      joint Slovenian-US project, the
                                                                         and     handed     over    to
                                      International Trust Fund for
                                                                         Switzerland in November this
                                      Demining and Mine Victims
                                                                         year.
Your online connection to             Assistance (ITF) in Southeast
everything Slovenian all              Europe.      Prior    to     his
around the world.                     appointment as ambassador to

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The priorities of the Slovenian    IAEA      Director  General        Slovenian Tourist Board
chairmanship of the oldest         Mohamed ElBaradei´s term of          Workshop and Press
pan-European       international   office expires on November         Event in New York City
organization      have     been    30, 2009.
defined in accordance with the                                        On the 12th of May, starting
commitments made at the            A bipartisan organization of       at 10 am, a presentation and
Third    Council    of   Europe    distinguished leaders in the       workshop      on     Slovenia’s
Summit held in Warsaw in           United States has voiced           tourism,    followed    by    a
2005. The program places           strong support for the IAEA´s      luncheon, will take place at
special emphasis on children       work for safe, secure and          Club 21 in New York City.
and education on children's        peaceful nuclear development.
rights; the Roma; bioethics
and biomedicine; and the
promotion of democracy, the           ZARJA - The Dawn
rule of law and human rights          Celebrates 80 Years
in Southeast Europe, the
Caucasus, and Belarus.             The year 2009 marks 80 years          Official logo of STO
                                   since Zarja the Dawn, the
                                   official publication of the        At the event, you can learn
    Dr. Ernest Petrič              Slovenian Women’s Union of         about new tourist offers for
  Becomes President of             America (SWUA) has been in         the 2009-10 season and about
 the UN Commission on              continuous circulation. In July    Slovenian tourist attractions -
   International Law               1929, SWUA members began           from seaside promenades and
                                   receiving     this      popular    world-class ski slopes to hiking
Ljubljana, May 5, 2009 -           publication,     filled    with    in the beautiful Julian Alps or
The 61st session of the United     informative and educational        visiting fascinating caves. In
Nations     Commission      on     information of interest to its     Slovenia, one can get from a
International Law, on Monday,      new Slovenian immigrants. In       lunch in a rustic village pub to
May 4, elected Dr. Ernest          recognition of this historic       a trendy café in the center of
Petrič as the President of the     achievement,      Zarja    The     a thriving university city, filled
Commission.                        Dawn and the Slovenian             with modern architecture and
                                   Heritage     Museum       have     avant-garde attractions, within
The      International     Law     planned a two-day event,           an hour.
Commission has 34 members          ”Let’s Feel Slovenia”.
who are recognized experts in                                         Besides that, the story of the
the field of international law.    For Friday June 19, events are     Soča River Valley will be told.
The Commission is a body of        scheduled in Joliet, IL, at St.    Soča River is one of Slovenia’s
the United Nations General         Joseph’s Church and the            jewels. It is said that the Soča
Assembly, with the goal to         Slovenian Heritage Museum.         River stirs something deep
promote     the     progressive    On Saturday June 20, events        inside people as it winds its
development of international       will    take   place   at    the   way through the Julian Alps
law and its codification. It’s     Slovenian Catholic Center in       and Triglav National Park to
headquarters is in Geneva.         Lemont, IL. The activities will    the Adriatic Sea.
The     President     of    the    be bringing together Slovenian
Commission each year reports       cultural      and      religious   In Club 21, you can meet key
on its work and achievements       traditions, food, music, drink,    representatives of Slovenian
to the UN General Assembly.        language,      customs,      and   tourist agencies and local
                                   dancing. Attending will be 3       experts presenting the latest
Dr. Petrič also remains the        guests from Slovenia!              information for designing ideal
Slovenian     candidate    in                                         trips to Slovenia. For more
elections of Director General      ALL ARE INVITED. ALL FORMS         information, please contact
of the International Atomic        and DETAILED INFORMATION           usa@slovenia.info
Energy Agency (IAEA).              on these events can be
                                   obtained from the SWUA web
                                   site, www.swua.org/.




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   EURONEWS Channel                  the European Parliament. This        who is married to Lepec, the
       Launched                      year's election (June 4-7) will      local ruffian and pimp.
   in Washington, D.C.               be covered extensively by
                                     Euronews.
Washignton, May 5 – At a
joint     press    conference,               Europe Week
Ambassador      John   Bruton,
Head of the Delegation of the        From May 9 to May 16, 2009,
European          Commission,        the     Delegation     of   the
together     with    Euronews        European Commission and the
Chairman Phillipe Cayla and          Embassies of the Member
MHz CEO Frederick Thomas,            States of teh European Union
officialy    announced     the       will sponsor a series of events,
                                     celebrating the translatlantic       Djuro,    a   local    mechanic
launching      of    Euronews
Channel in Washington, D.C.          partnership with the U.S. and        apprentice, and Bronja start a
                                     more than 50 years of peace,         risky love affair that does not
In the past year, Euronews           prosperity, and freedom in the       stay    unnoticed.     Rooster's
                                     EU.                                  Breakfast received numerous
featured daily newscasts on
MHz      Network     1    (MHz                                            awards at the 10th Slovenian
                                     The EU representations have          Film        festival.      Visit
Worldview DC), and on April
14, 2009, began broadcasting         prepared a rich program of           http://www.petelinjizajtrk.com
full-time (24/7) channel via         events, including speeches,
MHz Networks 10 on Comcast           seminars and workshops on
cable (channel 280). Euronews        EU issues, film screening,             Slovenian Dancer
will also broadcast throughout       concerts and cultural events           Tadej Brdnik at the
the spring and summer on             related to the Europena Union         Martha Graham Dance
Cox, RCN and Verizon FiOS            or one of the member states.                Company
and begin transmitting “on air”      For       programs,      visit
on June 12.                          www.eurounion.org                    Slovenian     dancer      Tadej
                                                                          Brdnik, who is principal dancer
Launched in January 1993,            Slovenian Embassy invites you        and special project coordinator
Euronews covers world affairs        to celebrate the Europe Week         at this dance company, will
from a European perspective.         by attending a screening of          perform with the Martha
Euronews is broadcast 24             the       documentary       film     Graham Dance Company, at
hours a day, simultaneously in       Američanke         /    100%         the Skirball Center for the
eight      languages:      Arabic,   Slovenian on Tuesday, May            Performing Arts at NYU, 566
English,     French,     German,     12, and a Slovenian feature          LaGuardia        Place       at
Italian, Spanish, Portuguese         film   Rooster’s     Breakfast       Washington Square South,
and Russian. Euronews is             (Petelinji zajtrk) on Thursday,      Tuesday, May 12 – Saturday,
broadcast all over the world,        May 14, both days at 7 pm.           May 16.
reaching        256        million
households in 144 countries          The       documentary         film
by cable, digital satellite and      Američanke        /        100%
terrestrial    distribution.    In   Slovenian, written by Mirjam
Europe, Euronews is the most         Milharčič    Hladnik,     in     a
-    distributed     and    most-    humorous yet down-to-earth
watched international news           fashion digs out some big
channel.                             questions: what is national
                                     identity and why is it still such
The    channel     web    site       an important issue in this
(www.euronews.net)                   multicultural world we live in.
complements on-air newscasts
with round-the-clock news in         Rooster's Breakfast (Petelinji
the same eight languages.            zajtrk) is a love story, set in a
                                     small town, almost a village,
The    launch   of   Euronews        where the tranquil life is
                                     disturbed by the arrival of a        Founded in 1926, the Martha
coincides   with   the    30th                                            Graham Dance Company is
anniversary of the election of       beautiful brunette, Bronja,

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      the     oldest   and      most        between art and life Janez           Program at the Slovenian
      celebrated      contemporary          Janša, Janez Janša and Janez         Embassy:
      dance company in America.             Janša have cut right in the
      The acclaimed company will            midst of their own realities
      be performing two programs            and the reality of space and
      of Graham's classics. For more
      information and tickets see
                                                                                 Join us for an exciting
      www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu                  EU Open House:                 journey through Slovenia:
                                                  Celebration of                 enjoy the Slovenian fine
       The International Year                       Europe Day                   artists’              exhibit
        of Astronomy 2009                                                        MoveMoment;        experience
                                            On May 9, 2009, diplomatic           the contemporary video art
      Washington, D.C., May 7 –             representations of EU Member         Transpositions by Nataša
      Slovenian Embassy marked              States in the United States will     Prosenc, Slovenian artist
      the International Year of             celebrate Europe Day.                residing in Los Angeles; learn
      Astronomy with an extremely                                                about the Idrija bobbin
      interesting and stimulating           Europe Day celebrates the first      lace making and explore
      lecture by Dr. Andrej Prša,           move towards the creation of         the           Ambassador’s
      Slovenian scientist at Villanova      what is now known as the             residence, while musician
      University.                           European Union. It was on            Michael Rubin brings you two
                                            May 9, 1950 when the French          hours of cheerful Slovenian
      The lecture A Short Stroll            Foreign     Minister      Robert     tunes on accordion (11
      Through      the     Universe         Schuman       presented      the     am and 1 pm). Engage in
      presented      the     universe       Declaration    for   “the   first    discussions with Slovenian
      through the scales of the             concrete     foundation of a         diplomats and browse the
      universe from one centimeter          European federation”.                informational      brochures,
      to several million light years                                             while tasting the typical
      and introduced celestial bodies       EU      representations     in       Slovenian       dessert      -
      that are found at those scales.       Washington D.C., together            potica.
                                            with the EU Commission, mark
                                            the day by organizing annually
      stamps     required,   changed        the EU Open House day,
                                                                                 See you on Saturday,
      their  names      to  that  of        under the slogan Shortcut to         May 9!
      Slovenia's...prime minister at        Europe.
      the time, Janez Janša.
                                            The EU Open House event will
      Works exhibited in this show          take place on May 9, 2009,
      at Location One in New York           from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
      on May 7 (www.location1.org)          Free bus shuttles to take you
      (valid ID cards, passports,           from one embassy to another
      credit and bank cards, driving        will be provided. You can view
      licenses, birth and marriage          the routes on the official
      certificates, and so on) are          website        www.europe-in-
      generated by the reality itself.      dc.com/.
      Through turning around the
      classical   relational scheme




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