CGSI 2020 Virtual Symposium: Czech and Slovak Fraternal Organizations (Online Event)

 CGSI 2020 Virtual Symposium: Czech and Slovak Fraternal Organizations, presented as a live online event this year.

Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 9:45am – 4:00pm (CDT)

Where: on your computer, tablet, or smartphone (an entire day of programming presented live online via GoToWebinar)

Symposium Theme: Fraternally Yours - The Importance of Sokols and Fraternal Insurance Organizations in Building Czech, Slovak, and Carpatho-Rusyn Community and Identity in America

Schedule of Presentations:

9:45 am (CDT)  Introduction and Welcome
Kevin Hurbanis, CGSI President and Mark Dillon, CGSI First Vice President

10 am (CDT)  Sokol USA: Reflecting on the Slovak Gymnastic Union Sokol’s 125 Years
Joseph Bielecki, Sokol USA President

11am (CDT)  Survival of the Fittest: History & Change at Fraternal Insurers
Dennis Povondra, National Auditor, FCSLA and Chair, Czech Days, Tabor, South Dakota

Noon (CDT)  St. Louis Roots: The Story of CSA, America’s Oldest Fraternal
Deborah Zeman, Former CSA President & CEO


12:30pm (CDT)  A Hall in St. Paul: America’s Oldest Operating Fraternal Hall
Joseph Landsberger, Former President, Czech & Slovak Sokol Minnesota

1 pm (CDT) Break

1:30 pm (CDT)  Our History and Keeping Members Connected
Timothy Kuzma, President & CEO of the Polish Falcons of America

2:15 pm (CDT)  Carpatho-Rusyn Fraternal Organizations
Richard D. Custer, Historian and Co-Founder of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society


3:15 pm (CDT)  Annual Meeting of the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International (CGSI)
Kevin Hurbanis, CGSI President

To (hopefully) keep things simple, you will receive one login ID for the entire day. Feel free to join and exit as you wish. We look forward to your participation.

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CGSI Members no charge. Non-Members $20.