HISTORY, PAPERS, LINKS and MISC.
November 7, 2016
of the American Czech-Slovak Cultural Club, North Miami, Florida
is detailed in various papers, articles and photographs in this
section. Even the legend of Al Capone's connection to the club
property is covered.
Club Charter - 1949
With the approval of this charter in a Dade County, FL court,
on April 11, 1949 the "American Czechoslovaks Social Club"
was created. In 1998, the name was changed to the "American
Czech-Slovak Cultural Club" to better describe the club activites.
The legal name of the club, however, remains as it is on the charter.
shown is comprised of scanned images of the five pages of the
charter i.e., the Charter Application, the Charter with signatures
(3 pages), and the Charter Notarization. (pdf format) - 2/18/09
Anniversary History - 1959
This document (scanned images) is of an original club history
that appears to have been produced in 1959 for the club's 10th
anniversary celebration. Notice the photo of Dr. Alice Masaryková
on the last page. Note: this file is fairly large and may be slow
in loading (pdf format) - 2/18/09
Anniversary History - 1999
A program produced for ACSC's 50th anniversary (still called American
Czechoslovaks Social Club at the time) shows a list of all
of the club presidents until that time. It also contains a list
of all the Honorary Fathers and the Honorary Mothers through 1999.(pdf
format) - 3/4/16
Organizational History - 2011 update
Originally compiled by Bob Petrik about 2004, this version was
updated on 4/13/2011, (pdf format) - 4/13/11
A Biscayne Boulevard Times article about research conducted
by Alan Sokol, of the Greater North Miami Historical Society,
regarding the American Czech-Slovak Cultural Club property and
its legendary connection connection to Al Capone. Published in
July, 2006 (pdf format) - 7/15/2006
Goose Fat and Garlic...Yum!
A nicely written, light hearted look at our club published in
the newspaper, Street Miami, in February 2002. - 07/22/02
club serves Sunday supper with suds
A Miami Herald article about ACSCC, published in January
5, 2006 - 2/10/09
The Year in Review
A list of events, celebrities and entertainers that appeared at
the club during the years 2000, 2001 and 2002. - 1/12/03
Clubhouse- Exterior Photos
ACSCC Clubhouse exterior photos taken on January 29, 2006 (pdf
format) - 2/10/09
Art - Exterior
Exterior paintings created and donated by Czech artist Drahomir
(Mira) Hrdbovic in 2006 -
Photos - before 1970
Four photos of the clubhouse and members. These photos are estimated
to be pre-1970. - 10/20/10
in this section cover a variety of subjects that, in some way,
pertain to the American Czech-Slovak Cultural Club and its cultural
Windows to Create Documents in the Czech Language.
An article detailing the installation and use of Microsoft Windows
Multi-language Support to generate the diacritical marks necessary
to create documents in the Czech language - 9/21/1999.
to Using Windows to Create Documents in the Czech Language.
The UPDATE provides additional information on Windows 98 and Word
2000 issues - 2/21/2000.
A reminiscent look at a Czechoslovak-American dialect used in
the United States - 4/15/01
Email Experience in the Czech Republic or "Click on the Cz"
An American Using Email in the Czech Republic - 6/15/01
As a young man during World War II, Arno Erban, long time ACSCC
member, was a prisoner at Terezin and Auschwitz concentration
camps. Two articles, written by him, describe his experiences
at those terrible places. A link to a printable Acrobat
version can be found at the end of papers- 01/18/03
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) has released
a set of guidelines to help Czech & Slovak pageant contestants
with the selection of a kroj that they will wear for their competition.
The guidelines deal with kroj history, regional details, availability,
recommendations, tips and more. While these guidelines are intended
for contestants they will be interesting to many as they contain
a great deal of unique and hard-to-find information about kroje.
A link to a printable Acrobat version can be found at the
end of the guidelines - 05/18/03
and Slovaks in Florida
A paper presented to the SVU, at Coe College, in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by Bob Petrik in June 2003 - 6/27/2003.
Extravaganza in Florida
A retrospective look at the 2005 SVU Conference held in
conjunction with the ACSCC Heritage Festival, in North
Miami, Florida. 4/22/05
On-Screen Czech Keyboard
A third article about using Windows to create documents in the
Czech language. This article deals with the Interactive Keyboard
which is part of Windows XP. - 2/26/2007
If you are looking for
an extensive list of Czech and Slovak Internet site links we recommend
that you click on the National
Czech and Slovak Museum and Library (NCSML), in Cedar Rapids,
Iowa. NCSML has, perhaps, one of the most comprehensive lists
of Czech/Slovak links available, and there is no point in our
trying to match that great list. Instead, our list of links is
limited to Czech and Slovak organizations which have been directly
associated with ACSCC in some way.
Czech Embassy in Washington D.C
Slovak Embassy in Washington DC
The Czech and Slovak
Genealogy Society, International
The Czech and
Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois
The National Czech
and Slovak Museum and Library, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Albin Polasek
Museum and Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park, Florida
Society of Arts and Sciences (SVU)
Great site, daily postings include culture, recipes, music,
photography, art, places and more.
Information about Florida from Slovakia (in Slovak)
Slovak Garden, a Home for Slovak Americans Inc. - Winter Park,
Webcams, Czech Republic
- US and Canada
360 degree view of Prague
- lots of illustrated receipes and more..
Guide to Slovakia
- a comprehensive resource for information about Slovakia
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