Sokol reminiscences: Czech immigrants provide cultural practices to Racine | Religion & Group

Loved ones traditions

There ended up 4 of us from the Clark loved ones who had been associates of Sokol Mladocech — my more mature sister Shirley, myself, my youthful sister Kathie and our sister-in law Vivian, in addition our Makovsky cousins — Jill, Jean and Janis. We girls were being all of one particular technology, but there have been multi era households who have been longtime leaders and members in the group.

I even now have courses from the yearly Gymnastic Exhibitions in Might of 1955, 1958, 1960 and 1961. Some of the family names I uncover are Bonady, Buran, Cerny, David, Fetek, Hayek, Kaplan, Kucera, Larson, Panek, Mostenan, Smerchek, Struhelka, Wtipil and Zalesak. They have been the instructors, leaders and officers of Sokol Mladocech and the American Czech Club. I thank all of them and many others in excess of the many years who supported this fantastic group.

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A newspaper clipping reviews that in 1959 the Racine Sokol Unit was at total ability with far more than 100 members getting weekly courses, according to Helen David.

As with quite a few ethnic organizations, membership in Sokol Mladocech declined in later several years. In 1976 the group marketed Turner Corridor to two partners: Peter and Roberta Flex, and Robert and Debra Brown. They named their enterprise Fle-Bro Hall and available public hall rentals, catering and bar services.