Come party with us, SDM is celebrating 60th Birthday 29th and 30th

Številka 28
September 2014
AVSTRALSKO SLOVENSKO SOCIALNO ŠPORTNO DRUŠTVO MELBOURNE INC
AUSTRALIAN SLOVENIAN SOCIAL SPORTING ASSOCIATION MELBOURNE INC
82 Ingrams Road, Research, Vic. Australia
Ureja Anica Markič
9437 1226
PO Box 185 Eltham 3095
[email protected]
Come party with us, SDM is
celebrating 60th Birthday
29th and 30th November 2014
Vabljeni na praznovanje 60
letnice SDM
29. in 30. novembra 2014
DRAGI ROJAKI
Zimski čas je mimo, prebuja se pomlad, s
tem pa tudi naše počutje.
SDM ima novi upravni odbor.
Julija
Čampelj je ponovno prevzela predsedniško
mesto.
Iz upravnega odbora sta se
poslovila dolgoletna Danila in Jože Štolfa
ter Palma Ašenberger. Priprave na
praznovanje 60.letnice društva so v poteku
upajoč, da se bo te proslave udeležilo lepo
število rojakov Melbourna in okolice, še
posebno nekdanjih članov, ki že dolgo niso
bili na našem griču. Že v naprej se veseli te
udeležbe in srečanja z rojaki zvesti Marjan
Lauko iz oddaljenega Queenslanda.
Pred praznovanjem je potrebno urediti
prostore in zemljišče v pripravo na slavje.
Vabljeni k udeležbi, k delavni akciji.
Dragica in Virgilij Gomizel, s pomočjo
posameznikov urejujeta Koroščevo kočo
kjer bo sedaj knjižnica.
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Pa še poglejmo malo v Slovenijo kjer so
končno dobili te dni novo vlado pod
vodstvom Dr. Miroja Cerarja. Minilo je že
več kot dva meseca od volitev. Te so se
vrstile 13. julija. Premierka v odstopu,
Alenka Bratušek, za katero pravijo da je
bila najbolj nesposobna premierka v
slovenski zgodovini, je vodila državo še
ves ta čas. Le čemu predčasne volitve, če
potem novo izvoljeni niso pripravljeni
prevzeti vajeti. Slovenija ima 28 milijard
evrov dolga, 13,500 evrov na prebivalca
vključno na novorojenca, vendar se je
premierka še pred kratkim hvalila v
Bruslju, da je Slovenija finančno in
gospodarsko v zelo dobri situaciji. A res?
Kaj pa brezposelnost?
Vsaki sedmi državljan živi v revščini. Brez
pomoči pa bi bil revež vsaki četrti. Pred
kratkim sem tudi zasledila lestvico na
kateri je bila Slovenija imenovana kot ena
najbol koruptiranih držav. Žalostno.
Številni delavci čakajo na svoje plače po
več mesecev, ali jih dobijo brez prispevkov
in brez dodatkov. Država pa ne okrene nič,
da pa o pravosodju sploh ne govorimo.
Sodniki so prepričani da imajo vselej prav,
tudi takrat ko odločajo očitno nepravilno.
Zahtevajo spoštovanje, pa če tudi si tega
ne zaslužijo. Vršijo se številne kršitve
človekovih pravic in temeljne svoboščine.
Slovenija je edina država v EU ki ima
političnega zapornika, Janeza Janšo,
kateri je moral v zapor tri tedne pred
volitvami. Prav zaradi tega je zaživel
ODBOR 2014, člani katerega protestirajo
dnevno pred državnim vrhovnim sodiščem
za pravico že tri mesece.
Ni čudno da potem takem Slovenci
postajajo vedno bolj zaprti vase in vse
manj družabni in razočarani nad svojo
državo. Imajo pa še vedno sanje in upanje
v lepšo prihodnost. Sočustvujemo tudi mi.
Na volitvah je zmagala le pred kratkim
ustanovljena nova stranka SMC (Stranka
Miroja Cerarja) s 36 poslanci, sledila je
stranka SDS s 21 poslanci, DeSUS 10
poslancev, SD 6 poslancev, ZL 6 poslancev,
NSi 5 poslancev, ZaAB (nova stranka
Alenke Bratušek) 4 poslancev, etnična
manjšina ima 2 poslanca. Volitev se je
udeležilo le nekaj nad 51% državljanov,
ostali
pa
nemarajo
biti
takorekoč
“odgovorni niti nič krivi” za izbor nove
vlade, ker naj bi bili vsi politiki enaki,
sicer brezbrižni za narod.
Tukaj mi pridejo na misel vrstice v nekem
članku: Za zmago zla je dovolj, da dobri
ljudje ne storijo ničesar.
Sedaj pa ponovne poplave na Dolenjskem,
v Beli Krajini in v Posavju katere so
povzročile več kot 13 milijonov škode.
Ubogi narod, tlaćijo ga ne samo politiki
ampak tudi narava.
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
How time flies! Winter has been and gone with Spring well
and truly started. There has been a lot that has happened at
the Club since the last newsletter including the Annual
General Meeting (AGM) held on the 10th of August 2014,
where the following Management Committee was elected:President / Treasurer – Julija Campelj
Vice President – Frances Johnson
Secretary / Hire Co-ordinator – Lil Conlan
Assistant Treasurer – Helen Trinnick
Maintenance / Bar – Janko Tegelj and David Markic,
Committee Member - Rudi Vizintin
Yes, I am the President again and will also continue to take
care of the Treasury responsibilities. I thank the members
present at the AGM for this honour and trusting myself and
the other elected Committee Members to manage the club. I
would like to say a big thank you to outgoing long time
Committee Members Danila and Joe Stolfa and also Palma
Asenberger for their commitment and enthusiasm. My thanks
also go to Frances Johnson for doing a great job being
President for the past 2 years and bringing new ideas to the
club.
During the AGM a proposal to make changes to the ‘Rules of
the Australian-Slovenian Social & Sporting Association
Melbourne Inc (2002)’ was presented to the members.
Discussions followed and with enough members to form a
quorum for a vote, the proposed changes were accepted.
Further details on this will be included in a separate article in
this newsletter. Also during the AGM an update was given to
the members on the proposed boundary realignment with the
Club’s neighbour of 90 Ingrams Road. This would involve the
sale (subject to approval from relevant authorities) of a
wedge of land approximately 10-12m on the Ingrams Road
boundary, then narrowing to a blunt point behind the garage
of the Club. Both the neighbour and Management Committee
have gotten an independent land valuation and have agreed
in principle on a sale price with the neighbour agreeing to pay
reasonable costs involved in the sale. The next step will be to
have the wedge of land professionally measured up. Further
updates will be provided when they come to hand.
In the past months, four functions were held beginning with
Slovenian Independence Day where people were able to
enjoy a beautiful lunch and then danced to the music by
Rdeci Cvet. Guests were also able to view the entries for the
essay competition with the theme “I am Slovenian too!” along
with the Lego competition. The judges, Magda Pisotek
(essays) and Andrew Potconik (lego works), had a difficult
time judging their respective categories. Both competitions
were organised by Draga Gelt, O.A.M., with assistance from
Dragica Gomizelj, Vivienne Katsoulotos and graphic design
work by Michelle Kohek. Images of all entries will be
available in an E-book being prepared by Draga Gelt,
O.A.M..
On Sunday, 3rd August, the Melbourne "Slovenian Drama
Group" entertained us with a hilarious play. It was written by
Draga Gelt, O.A.M. Ljubica Postuzin, Andrew Fistric and
others. They looked at the “Slovenian Language” and how
beautiful, difficult and frustrating it can be. Thank you to all
the performers for a lovely afternoon. Before the hilarity
began a beautiful lunch including pork, zelje and gulas was
enjoyed by many so their tummies did not hurt so much when
they laughed!
Winter is all about food so what better way to say farewell to
the season than to enjoy a sunny day at the Club with a
‘Domace Koline’ inspired lunch beginning with homemade
krvavice (black pudding), spit roasted pork and beef. Then
finishing off with the tasting and voting on homemade wines
and sausages. There were many entries in most of the
categories including sausages, red, white and rose wines.
After some serious tasting and debating the votes were in,
showing how close some counts were. Thank you to all the
entrants for bringing their goods for tasting.
Place
/
Category
1st Place
Sausage
2nd Place
Anton
Urbas
Joe Caf
3rd Place
Karl Bevc
Red
Wine
Drago
Fabjan
Joze
Volcic
Stefan
Mavric
White
Wine
Joe Caf
Rose
Wine
Joe Caf
Drago
Fabjan
Stefan
Mavric
Karl Bevc
Tone
Oberstar
Fathers’ Day came, where family and friends enjoyed yet
another beautiful lunch on a sunny day. Seeing this as well
empty plates coming back to the kitchen makes me proud of
all the people who work at the club.
So for the functions just gone, I wish to thank Milka Kristan,
Palma and Lojz Asenberger, Kamica and Stojan Zele,
Shannon Trinnick, Jessica Trinnick and David Side, Irene
McBean, Karl and Lyn Bevc, Joe Caf, Ema Janic and Steve
Mavric, Joe and Danila Stolfa, Ana and Janko Tegelj.
As the weather began to warm up so did the grass begin to
grow and need to be mowed, thank you to the team of men
Janko Tegelj, Karl Bevc, Frank Plut, Tine Sustaric and Janez
Sok for coming up to work on the top of the hill to make it
look good. Also thank you to Lyn Bevc for keeping the men
fed.
On Sunday 2nd November, everyone is invited to come to
the Club to say prayers for All Souls Day to remember our
deceased members and family. Prayers will commence at
5.00pm in the Club's Dining Room.
The 60th Anniversary of the Club is not far away and the
Management Committee, along with help from others, have
been busy meeting and organising what will be a fantastic
celebration. This will begin in the afternoon of Saturday 29th
November with Official Proceedings, followed by a Dinner
Dance. The entry ticket will include a 3 course meal, coffee
and sweets provided and served by a caterer. Music will be
provided by our favourite mums, Rdeci Cvet. On Sunday 30th
November will be an afternoon for families with activities and
amusements for all ages and music by Rockin' Harmonic. St
Nicholas will also be making a special visit. To keep your
energy levels up BBQ meals will be available. Further details
will be given out in the coming weeks so keep both days free!
našim očetom ali možem in tako je minil še en lep dan.
Prisrčna hvala vsem dežurnim tega dne.
To make this celebration special and to ensure that the Club
is looking its best, your help is needed. If you can assist on
the following tasks please call me on 0409 029 294.
Saturday 25th October - Working Bee
Saturday 15th November – Working Bee
Saturday 29th November – Bar for the Evening
Sunday 30th November – Kitchen, BBQ, Bar< Hot Drink and
Sweet Sales
OSTALI SMO BREZ DVEH SLOVENSKIH PATROV V
Sloveniji je 27. julija letos umrl.naš dolgoletni Adelaidski
slovenski duhovnik, pater Janez Tretjak, v starosti 68 let. V
domovino se je vrnil zaradi slabega zdravja in tam preživel
nekaj manj kot leto dni preden ga je k sebi poklical Bog.
Pater Janez je bil zelo priljubljen med rojaki v Adelaidu. Naj
počiva v miru.
Hoping to see you at the 60th Anniversary
Keep Smiling
Julija Campelj
President
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PRESELITEV KNJIŽNICE Ta se je preselila v novo urejeno,
več sobno, Koroščevo Kočo in vsebuje nad 3,000 knjig.
Sanje in zagon Dragice Gomizelj. Potrebno je bilo veiko
dela, da se je prostor počistil,prepleskal, namestil novi tepih,
police in pač vse potrebno. Tukaj bo sedaj tudi razstavni
prostor. Neutrudljiva Dragica in njen zvesti soprog Virgilij se
trudita da bo vse najlepše in dostojno urejeno, da se bo
sleherni obiskovalec začudil in si vzel čas da raztavljene
predmete tudi z zanimanjem ogleda. Dragica se želi zahvaliti
za vso pomoč pri delu Danili in Jožetu Štolfa, Toneju Urbasu,
Mirotu Ogrizku, Aniti Fistrič, Vivien Kotsoulotos in Lojzetu
Markiču. Največja zahvala pa seveda gre Dragici in Virgiliju
Gomizel
Dragica zaproša če ima kdo primerne predmete kateri
predstavljajo Slovenijo, kot so idrijske čipke in še kaj
ustreznega za razstavni prostor. Ti predmeti bodo
nedotakljivi v steklenih omarah, sicer pa kot dar ali začasno
posojilo. Pač po dogovoru
OČETOVSKI DAN smo praznovali v nedeljo 7. septembra.
Za kosilo se je prijavilo kar lepo število rojakov namreč
družin. Kuharce, pod vodstvom gospe Milke Kristan, katera je
prav ta dan praznovala svoj rojstni dan, so pripravile odlično
in obilno kosilo. Prijeten vonj hrane nas je pozdravil čim smo
izstopili iz avta. Takoj si znal da bo tudi okusno, kar nas ni
razočaralo. Ob klepetu in v prijetnii družbi smo se posvetili
Pater Valerijan Jenko je šel letos na dopust v Slovenijo.
Tam so nato zdravniki ugotovili, da zaradi slabega zdravja ni
primerno da se vrne v Avstralijo. Pater je bil dolgo let dušni
pastir V Sydneyu in rad prišel na pomoč tudi v Melbourne.
Vedno nasmejan, nikoli ni izkazal svojega trpljenja. Kot
Sydney-čani, tako tudi Melbourne-čani , oboji smo ga imeli
radi in ga bomo pogrešali.
Obema patroma hvala za vse storjeno in za ves trud med
Slovenci na tej celini.
VRAŽJA SLOVENŠČINA je naslov veseloigre katero
je Slovenska igralska skupina Melbourne
priredila pri SDM v nedeljo 3.avgusta. V tej
igri sodelujejo že tretja generacija Slovencev in
je igra posebno primerna za tukaj živeče rojake
saj oponaša težkoče in zaplete pri učenju ter
tolmačenju slovenskega jezika. Spet smo se
nasmejali in uživali trud posameznikov ki so se
trudili kar nekaj mesecev za nastop.
Igra je bila predstavljena na novo nameščenem
odru na drugem koncu dvorane. Osebno zelo
pogrešam naš nekdanji oder.
Hvala za predstavo in smeh
Smeh je koristen zdravju, zato si le oglejte to
igro ob njihovem naslednjem nastopu, če tega že
niste storili.
I AM SLOVENIAN TOO ‘ Essay Competition
I am Slovenian too
Pri natečaju spisov je sodelovalo 11 otrok v starosti od 7 do
16 let in odrasli.
Na Lego natečaju je sodelovalo 9 otrok v starosti od 7 do 16
let in 3 odrasli.
Being third generation Slovenian, I am fortunate to have Slovenian
in my blood and in my family’s background. It has brought up many
opportunities for me of which I’m forever appreciative for.
E’Book z naslovom I AM SLOVENIAN TOO – TUDI JAZ
SEM SLOVENEC/SLOVENKA je v končni pripravi in jo boste
lahko dobili novembra, čakam samo še na nekaj informacij.
Knjiga obsega več kot 90 strani in v njej bodo vključeni vsi
spisi otrok in odraslih, pa tudi fotografije Lego izdelkov. V
Uvodu sem označila, zakaj razstava in natečaj in
pomembnost vključitve druge, tretje in četrte generacije
Slovencev v Avstraliji.
Knjiga je posvečena mladim generacijam Slovencev v
Avstraliji.
Avtorica Predgovora bo, sicer še čakam na besedilo prejšnje
predsednice SDM, gospa Frances Urbas-Johnson. Uvod k
spisom je napisala gospa Magda Pišotek, sodnica pri
natečaju spisov; Uvod k Lego izdelkom je napisal gospod
Andrej Potočnik - sodnik pri izbiri Lego izdelkov.
A focus was travelling to Slovenia in 2010 with my grandparents, my
auntie, my little cousin, my two brothers and my mum.
After hearing motivating stories about my grandparents’ childhoods,
of which were limitless, I was able to really experience the places
where they grew up. The same stories were retold, the only
difference was that I was able to see an image in my head of the
whole scene - the location and the atmosphere. This reflected on
me in so many ways, to compare their childhood to this
generation’s; it is a vast difference.
We visited a lot of different sights - from castles, to caves, to rivers
to just simply the glorious mountainous terrains.
I learnt a whole different way of living whilst staying there. For
instance, they drove on the opposite sides of the road, everybody
has a lot more home produce, the children put more effort into
working around the house and everybody has to be absolutely
spotless- just a dirty speck on their clothes would have to be
washed off straight away. Everyone is proud of the way they live
and always pleased to have everything looked after
Three years later, I was even more blessed to be given a second
chance to revisit my relatives with my grandparents; this time having
an improved understanding of the language and being more mature
and more grateful for the special opportunity. But the surprise came
with a downside; I had to leave behind my mum for four weeks.
Unlike my earlier visit, I spent more time in the village and hanging
out with my friends rather than visiting all the amazing sites. Both of
these trips were the main highlights of being part Slovenian.
Elektronska datoteka knjige preko interneta bo brezplačna,
če pa boste želeli CD z bolj kvalitetno datoteko (high
resolution) za tisk pa bo simbolično plačilo za izdelavo CDja
in poštnino. Za dostop e-knjige ali naročnino CDja sporočite
na naslov: [email protected] ali me pokličitena
številko 9756 0103
A reason why being Slovenian is important to me, is that not many
others know of Slovenia, and what they may know is often very little.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge of Slovenia with my classmates and
friends. I feel pleased when I am able to teach others about my
family background and culture and my grandparents’ Slovenian
traditions that we have kept going in our family.
I have some early memories from when I was younger and I started
doing various little roles such as dressing in the national costume for
the Slovenian club. I can remember having a picture of me in the
costume being published in the local newspaper. Since then, I have
volunteered (or should I say that my grandma volunteered me) to be
part of other cultural programs, doing readings and carrying up
important symbols.
Since I was quite young, I’ve always understood bits of Slovenian.
In about grade 4, I became more determined to learn the language
(mostly because I would be visiting the country really soon). I learnt
most of what I know now while I was in Slovenia listening to
Slovenian for four weeks straight everywhere I went. I’m really
proud that I can have (brief) conversations in Slovenian and I can
understand some of what others who speak it are saying.
Julia Markic-Smith 13 yrs
Pozdrav in hvala vsem za pomoč.
Draga
WINNERS - Essays
S L AV L J E N C I
Up to 7
1st prize: Leah Gelt, 7
2nd prize: Sienna Pisotek, 7
8 – 12
1st prize: Alex Pisotek, 10
2nd prize: Evie Johnsson, 9
3rd prize: Mia Pisotek, 8
Daniel Bogovic, 8 commendable
Thomas Scott, 11 encouragement
13 – 17
1st prize; Jeremy Ryff, 16
2nd prize ; Julia Markic-Smith 13
3rd prize: Lucas Hlis, 13
Natasha Zagar, 16 encouragement
Adult
1st prize; Zalika Rizmal
2nd prize: Vivien Boosz Falez
3rd prize: Andrej Potocnik
Lenti Lenko highly commendable
Rachel Lenko honourable mention
Sandra Krnel commendable
Frances Ryff commendable
Megan Lowe commendable
Silvia Zele essay in Slovenian language
Ashleigh Ryff encouragement
Stana in Pepi Hervatin sta praznovala visok jubilej svoje
poroke. Skupna življenska pot ju druži že 65 let. Poročila sta
se 30.junija 1949. Deležna sta bila številnih priznanj.
vključojoč čestitko od kraljice Elizabethe, Avstralskega Prime
Ministra Tonija Abbotta, Viktorijskega premierja Denisa
Napthine in drugih.
Vsem najlepšim željam in čestitkam se pridružujemo tudi
člani SDM.
Malo predčasno sta praznovala Zlato Poroko Danila in Jože
Štolfa. Bila sta na potovanju, vožnja po morju, ter si zavžila
več lepih trenutkov in srečanj z domačini v številnih krajih te
naše celine vse tja do Hawaii. Na Štefanovo, 26. decembra
bosta napolnila 50 let svoje skupne poti.
WINNERS LEGO
Up to 7
1st prize; Sabrina Johnson
2nd prize: Leah Gelt
3rd prize: Oscar Krnel
Sienna Pisotek encouragement award
8 -12
1s tprize: Markus Kotsoulotos
2nd prize: Mia Pisotek
3rd prize: Alex Pisotek
Evie Johnson encouragement award
13 – 17
1st prize: Jeremy Ryff
Adult
1st prize: Ashleigh Ryff
2nd prize: Frances Ryff
3rd prize: Julija Campelj
Tudi vama čestitamo člani SDM ob tako visokem jubileju
kateri je pred vama in hvala za ves vajin trud skozi leta,
kot člana upravnega odbora, še posebno za vso delo v
baru
Thank you to sponsors: Office for Slovenians Abroad,
Slovenian Association Melbourne, Slovenian Mission
Kew, HASAweb page and Draga Gelt OAM
Oktobra praznuje svoj 70 letni rojstni dan tudi naša
mladenka, Danila Štolfa. Ostani še v naprej tako mladostna
in prijazna.
Pre nedavnim je praznoval svoj 70. rojstni dan naš
dolgoleten zvesti član, Franc Plut.
SOŽALJE
Sožalje Kamici Žele ob izgubi svoje drage mame, kot Aleku
Kodila ob izgubi sestre v Prekmurju, ter družinam.
Sožalje ob nenadni smrti družini in sorodnikom Jacka
Urbančiča. Jack je brat Vide Škrlj in že pokojnega Jožeja
Urbančiča in Neve Kastelic (oba naša zvesta pogrešana
člana) ter svak Marije Golenko.
Sympathies to the above mentioned members who
lost their loved ones. May they rest in peace.
Svoj 70. rojstni dan je praznoval še eden mladostnik, Karl
Bevc. Ob praznovanju očetovskega dne smo mu vsi prisotni
zapeli Kolko kapljic tolko let
A big thank you to all
our members. Members of our benevolent institution,
past and present, for everything you have ever done for
our club over the 60 years. You helped us survive and
achieve this milestone that we are about to celebrate.
Throughout our journey we witnessed numerous
periods of doubt, lack of
participation, spite,
indifferent attitudes, but we survived.
We have lost many of our pioneers, who dared to
dream. Dream they did; succeeded with hard work and
determination. Their love for everything Slovenian
was their main drive!
Vsem slavljencem v imenu članov SDM še na mnoga
zdrava leta.
Happy birthday to the above mentioned members and
anyone else celebrating around this time, or celebrating
any other significant events.
Audrey Grace je prvorojenka Simona in Cassie Penca,
rojena 29.septembra. Še ena vnukinja za Marijo in Stankota
Penca.
Congratulations to Penca family, a daughter for Simon
and Cassie, granddaughter for Marija and Stan
BOLNIKI
Spominjamo se vas in v mislih smo z vami ko se borite za
svoje zdravje v upanju da vam bodo pomladanski sončni
žarki pripomogli ob okrevanju: Vida Škrlj, Ema Janič, Anica
Kodila, Karolina in Ivan Mohar, Helena Leber, Edi Hojak,
Stane Česnik, Stana Hervatin in seveda številni drugi ki
trpite ali se borite za zdravje in boljše počutje.
A speedy get well to all our sick and ailing members.
We have now come to the point of time where we are
drained of our energies. Majority of our members are
pensioners, ailing, others simply lost interest. Newly
arrived Slovenians have no need for an organisation
such as ours. Our own children have other priorities,
interests and obligations. To come up to the club for
many is an effort, or out of sheer loyalty to their
parents.
A big thank you to the current committee, except for
Janko Tegelj, they are all second generation
Slovenians! How many of us support them, encourage
them? Do we do enough to show them our gratitude?
As we await the celebration of 60th Anniversary, take a
few moments and recall all the momentous events we
witnessed and participated in over the years.
Telefonske številke SDM
9437 1226
Za vse rezervacije
Lyn Bevc 0422 911 226
Za najem dvorane
Lily Conlan 0408 147 903
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www.hasaarchives.com
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