Author Archives: Daria

September 10, 2010

Sandy B

Sandy is a very dear friend of mine. I can’t remember how or why we first started talking at one of the events at our Suncoast SNPJ Lodge 778, but I do remember that we “clicked” right away. We stayed in touch ever since and even when we don’t see each other for a while, […]

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September 8, 2010

Why do children need education

The title question ‘why do children need education’ has been answered in many ways, many times over. There is no doubt in my mind that in today’s world, more than ever before, education can make life a lot easier and more successful for anyone. However, I personally feel that we should give our children a […]

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September 4, 2010

Joe Fedorchak (1935 – 2012)

Even though I don’t know Joe all that well, he appears to me like one all around fun-loving kind of a guy. Everyone knows Joe as a musician – accordion player, who devoted his heart and soul to the Cleveland-Style polkas and waltzes – and still joins bands and jammers with his accordion whenever he […]

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Eileen Harfmann

Heart and yellow roses

Eileen is this sweet lady that we all love and appreciate. She seems to always be busy and full of creative ideas on how to decorate our Spring Hill Hall, what new dishes to try and what else we could do to make our Club more fun, for insured and social members alike. What Eileen […]

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September 1, 2010

Perpetuum Jazzile – Africa

As far as I know, the most viewed Slovenian music video on YouTube. Brilliant performance of Toto’s Africa by Perpetuum Jazzile, presented live at Vokal Xtravaganzza in October 2008. Arranger Tomaž Kozlevčar. . . . . Latest news about Perpetuum Jazzile (from their website): Our North-American concert tour has been postponed into mid 2011. Skipping […]

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August 25, 2010

End of Summer and Growing Up

Alex Meixner

For most parents with school-age kids summer is now officially over. It’s been a steaming hot summer here in Florida with temperatures so high that ‘they can only be compared to those from 1935,’ my friend and neighbor Linda told me. In retrospective, there have been a lot of incredibly amazing things happening to me […]

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August 25, 2010

PROSVETA – August 25, 2010


Unexpected connection discovered at Spring Hill Lodge 778 by DARIA PERSE Lodge 778 . SPRING HILL, Fla. — It’s been almost three years since someone pointed out an ad in St. Pete Times to me. The Slovenian-American Club was having a dance. My first reaction was, “Slovenians in Spring Hill?” I couldn’t be more surprised… […]

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