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RADA 2018

The Radi program

Friday, November 2, 2018

4:00-7:00 Arrival and start of registration in Halycha    

7:00-8:30   Dinner (Main House Restaurant)

8:30    Comrades Meeting in Kyiv - Very Relaxed! ;)


Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:00-9:00   Registration and Breakfast in uniforms (Main House & Restaurant)

9:15    Council Opening and Photo (Gazebo Field by Main House)

9:45-2:00   Meetings in the Main House of the Library (Working lunch at 12:00)

1.   Selection of an attendant and scribe of meetings

2.   Voting on the order of meetings

3.   Approval of the minutes from the previous council 

4.   Notes on reports 

· Hurtkovi - Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey

· Committee of the Primary Camp

· Equestrian Camp Committee

· Committee of the Council

· Ecology Committee

· Referent of Senior Affairs

· Referent of Zv'zki USP Spartanok

· Report of the Correspondence Clerk

· Treasurer's report

· Report of the Candidate Referee

· Deputy Kurinnaya's report

· Kurinnaya's report


5. Granting absolution to the chicken wire

×  Report of the Nomination Committee

×  Results of district re-elections (posts that were elected before the council)

×  Selection of new members and heads of committees

6. Committees (Consideration)

7. Charter - Customs - Property

8. Raising the Senior Degrees of Spartan Women

9. "Gear" spartans (car magnets, eyelets)

10. Rada 2019

11. Various

12.    KPZyezd -   October 20 

13. History of Spartan women

14. Voice of STP

2:00-3:00   Work plan for the 60th anniversary of our chicken in 2019.

3:00-4:30   Free time

4:30-7:00   Fun Part #1...Surprise in the Main House lobby!!!   ALL Spartans participate.

7:00-8:30   Dinner (Main House Restaurant)

8:30 -    Fun Part Kyiv


Sunday, November 4, 2018

8:00-9:00   Breakfast in uniform (Main House Restaurant)

9:30    Divine service in the church. ALL Spartans participate.

11:00   Closing of the Council and leaving for home


Spartan Council

Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4, 2018 on Soyuzivka, Kergonkson, New York


  • On Friday, we ask for a friendly meeting.

  • Meetings will be held on Saturday, starting at 9:00 a.m. early. Shared photo. After the meetings, dinner and the fun part (it will be VERY, VERY fun for EVERYONE!). 

  • Service of God in the Trinity on Sunday.



Sorry for the English language: 


Friday and Saturday night stay:


$175 per person (plus tax) based on double occupancy

$210 per person (plus tax)  based on single occupancy


-Friday dinner 

-Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner

-Sunday breakfast


Saturday night stay only:


$110 per person (plus tax)  based on double occupancy

$150 per person (plus tax) based on single occupancy


-Saturday lunch and dinner

-Sunday breakfast


E-mail Lesia Magun at with your RSVP by October 1st and advise if you are staying 1 or 2 nights as well as who your roommate is or if you would like a room solo. 


Rada Checks made out to: «Plast Spartanky»


Send payment to:

Lesia Magun

30-45 89th Street 

East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Spartanky Plast sorority meets for annual conference at Soyuzivka

DECEMBER 21, 2018 8:21 AM



Spartanky at their 2018 annual conference on Soyuzivka’s balcony overlooking the Catskill Mountains.

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Spartanky at their 2018 annual conference on Soyuzivka’s balcony overlooking the Catskill Mountains.

KERHONKSON, N.Y. – The Spartanky sorority of Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization held its annual conference on November 2-4 at the always scenic Soyuzivka Heritage Center. As in years gone by, delighted exclamations of joy were heard from the Main House lobby as approximately 45 participants greeted each other with gleams in their eyes and warm embraces. 

A sisterhood that spans decades beginning from friendships mostly formed at Plast camp to present day, the Spartanky sorority comprises members who are hard-working university students, busy parents (and some grandparents), doctors, educators, engineers, business leaders, and other notable professionals who visibly cherish these timeless bonds. 

This year’s conference was a multigenerational event with the presence of the younger branch of Spartanky (between the ages of 19 and 34), including an expectant mother who recently moved to the United States from Lviv. There is currently a very active branch of the Spartanky sorority in that western Ukrainian city. Moreover back in 1912, Lviv was the birthplace of Plast; today it is home to over 3,000 members of Plast – the largest branch to date. 

The conference weekend was not only productive, but also illuminating. Thanks to the efforts of Lesia Kozicky, the Spartanky had an opportunity to discover their inner artistic aptitudes with a painting lesson. The subject of the painting was a campfire in the woods – a fitting choice since during camp, Ukrainian scouts typically gather nightly to sing songs and perform jovial skits. For those who may have been a bit apprehensive to take the paint brush in hand, stylish black berets and mustaches were provided to facilitate an evening of unbridled artistic expression. 

For the 2018-2019 year, the Spartanky are making plans for their many annual projects including: the winter hike, Ecology Club outreach, Soyuzivka volleyball tournament, Horseback Riding Camp, St. Andrew’s Eve for teen scouts, testing for the Plast physical fitness badge, and the one-week Beginner’s camp for 7-year-olds (Pochatkoviy Tabir) at the Vovcha Tropa campground.

The Spartanky will also be celebrating their 60th year as a Plast sorority. The inspiration for this group comes from the important role Spartan women played in Ancient Greece. Spartan women trained in gymnastics and in overall physical fitness. Furthermore, they had the right to own property – a right not given to women in other parts of Greece at that time.

It is this axiom of not just strength and commitment to aid in the character development of Ukrainian youth that beckons these women to service for the overall betterment of local Ukrainian communities. Such a commitment to service is recognized through promotions in rank within the Plast organization. It was gratifying to witness Vira Myskiw becoming a recipient of such a promotion during the weekend.

The newly elected members of the 2018-2019 sorority board expressed their enthusiasm for facilitating the work on the aforementioned projects. Elected were: Irene Sawchyn, president; Teresa Kuritza, vice-president; Alexandra Zawadiwzky, recording secretary; Lesia Magun, treasurer; Lida Buniak, press correspondent; Margaret Nycz, flag-bearer; Chrystyna Mandycz-Centore, chronicler; Christina Jancew Iwanik and Alexandra Pleskun Palylyk, new candidiates’ liaison.

Lastly, it was only fitting that Soyuzivka’s own Marianka Hawryluk of Kerhonkson was warmly inducted into the Spartanky sorority as a full member. Just as poised and eloquent as when emceeing on stage at a Soyuzivka concert, Ms. Hawryluk expressed what it meant to her to join this sisterhood. Sorority members were moved by her words and grateful to be together again to share in this auspicious occasion. 

For further information about the Spartanky sorority, readers may contact Chrystia Iwanik at

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