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RADA 2015

Rada Schedule


1:00 – 6:00  Check in
1:00 – 5:00  Group Activities
5:00 – 6:30    Happy Hour
6:30 – 7:30    Dinner
8:00   Evening Activities/Registration

7:00 Stavanya
8:00 - 8:45 Breakfast
9:00 - 11:30 Vidkrytya Rady/Narady
11:30 Group Picture
12:00 Check Out
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 Narady
4:00 Zakrytya/Departure

ACTIVITIES:  Our activities komitet has done a great job organizing activities for Friday afternoon: Weather permitting:  Biking and / or walking ..first group at 1:00, second group at 3:00. Rain Day: Board Games on the veranda. There is also the option of a formal historical town tour. If anyone is interested please contact Anya Tomko.

The 2015 Rada Komitet hopes that everyone enjoys this event.


SPARTAN COUNCIL 2015 (October 30, 31)

LOCATION: Ocean House, 102 Sussex Ave. Spring Lake, NJ. 07762 (732-449-9090).

REGISTRATION: Check in begins at 1 pm Friday. Check out is at 12 noon Saturday. We do not have access for early arrivals, so please travel in comfy clothes . There is also street parking near the hotel. Zenia O., Lida C. and I will be there earlier in the morning. Listed below is our cell numbers should anyone need to contact us.  

The $150 cost includes the following: Friday night accommodations, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch. It does not include breakfast or lunch on Friday.

PARKING: There are 12 parking spaces available at the Ocean House. There is ample street parking near the hotel. However, overnight parking is permitted only on Ocean Avenue (1 block away).

ACTIVITIES: Ocean House is located 1 block from the beach and 2 blocks from the center of town. There are quaint shops and restaurants. Our hurtok is also organizing “group” activities, but they are not mandatory. Please respond to the survey. Activity schedule will follow in next update.

FRIDAY: Appetizers and water will be served around 4ish on the first floor, provided by our hurtok. Dinner to follow. Dress is casual. Registration and evening activities to follow dinner. Feel free to bring snacks and beverage of your choice.

   FRIDAY NIGHT: Party time. Prepare to be creative and to improvise !!!!

   ATTIRE: Comfy / casual…if it is warm: shorts, if cool khaki/jeans. Dinner..casual, slacks/sweater.

SATURDAY: Rooms are available for Saturday night. The cost is $135 per room. (Not per person)

Plast sorority holds annual conference

JANUARY 22, 2016 1:52 PM

Plast sorority holds annual conference



Members of the Spartanky sorority of Plast at their annual retreat and conference in Spring Lake, N.J.

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Members of the Spartanky sorority of Plast at their annual retreat and conference in Spring Lake, N.J.

SPRING LAKE, N.J. – The senior Plast sorority Spartanky met for their annual retreat and conference on October 30-31, 2015, at the Jersey shore’s beautiful Ocean House Hotel resort in Spring Lake, N.J.

Thirty-five members from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania reunited at the annual conference to renew their commitment to Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization, review the sorority members’ accomplishments of the past year, and plan another year of active support for the goals of the parent Plast organization.

The conference was blessed with delightfully sunny fall weather, which permitted the early arrivals to start the weekend with a variety of outdoor excursions, choosing to bike on the boardwalk or walk along the shore while others relaxed at the Ocean House spa.

The conference officially started on Friday night with a communal dinner. Afterwards, the organizers conducted a Halloween-themed game in which participants created impromptu costumes and short plays related to their themes. The high spirits and sheer silliness lasted late into the evening to everyone’s delight.

The serious planning stage of the conference took place on Saturday. Nadia Gluch from Connecticut and Katia Savyckyj from New Jersey were enthusiastically inducted into the sorority as full members. As her introductory project Ms. Gluch had created a Facebook page for the sorority, while Ms. Savyckyj had organized a two-day Red Cross CPR training course for camp counselors. Two Plast members were welcomed to the sorority, to start their year of candidacy: Andrea Zharovsky from Pennsylvania and Roksolana Kyzyk from New Jersey.

During the formal deliberations the sorority members reviewed their major projects from the previous year: conducting “Pochatkovyi Tabir” (Beginners’ Camp) in East Chatham, N.Y.; testing older campers for Plast’s Physical Fitness Badge requirements; and resuming Horseback Riding Camp. The local chapters had organized several events, including a Winter Outing at which younger scouts could complete merit badges in snow sports, a traditional St. Andrew’s Eve ( Andriyivskyi Vechir) for teen scouts, as well as a Christmas party for senior Plast members as a thank-you for their continuing support of the organization. Plans were made to repeat many of these events, which have become annual traditions.

A new leadership board was elected: Irka Pelech Zwarych, president; Roma Maksymowych, vice-president; Vera Myskiw, treasurer, Natalka Salek, recording secretary; Irka Sawchyn-Doll, press secretary; Chrystia Centore, chronicler; Chrystia Iwanik and Lesia Palylyk, candidates’ liaison; and Lyalya Nahnybida, flag-bearer.

The new chapter leaders are: Lida Moczula in New Jersey, Chrystia Iwanik in New York, and Halia de Vassal in Philadelphia.

Everyone left the conference refreshed and uplifted by the wonderful feeling of fellowship. The next conference is already being planned for the fall of 2016. For further information about Spartanky, readers may contact Ms. Iwanik at

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