Welcome to the Australian Slovaks' Association in Victoria website
Dear visitors & friends,
Australian Slovaks' Association in Victoria is a social and cultural organization aimed at preserving Slovak culture, language and traditions as well as help to build presence and visibility of Slovak community in the Australian multicultural society. Our activities include organizing Slovak picnics with soccer matches, dancing parties with Slovak dinners, cultural evenings and concerts, Victoria trips and for our youngest generation traditional Christmas and Easter workshops.
Slovak Theater Amateur Group (STAG) has worked tirelessly under the leadership of Ms Terezia Kral and the debut in 2007 with comedy from Joseph Holly, Kubo was a big success continuing in 2009 with John Palárik's play 'The adventure of harvest' and finally this year 2011 the STAG is introducing Ivan Stodola's satiric play 'High tea at the Senator.'
From January 2012 we are publishing quarterly bulletin Slovenske Zvesti about life in Slovak community of Melbourne as well as information about successful Slovak abroad and in Slovakia.
In July 2012 Slovak Little School was established under our auspice and with major support from Slovak government / Office for Slovaks living abroad. Victorian government supports the school with support from Department of Early Childhood and Education, after the school has being accredited and Department of Premier and Cabinet/ Office for Multicultural Affaires and Citizenship.
Equally important objective is to identify the old generation of Slovaks living in Victoria, the elderly ones who need assistance or support to connect with day to day life. Many of our older friends are losing their language abilities and so help is needed in relation to the communication with local authorities, medical providers or simply just for keeping a company to these people.
Only those who have ever worked for the community or been involved in community understand the demands of such a work. The distances are not the only challenges for the community living in the city of 4.5 million. On the other hand it's a job rewarding and brings many pleasant moments with friends, helps to build new relationships and friendships and create memories for a lifetime.
The President of Australian Slovaks' Association in Victoria (2011-2015)