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RADA 2019

The Radi program

Friday, November 2, 2019

5:00-7:00 Arrival and start of registration in the Main Lobby

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

8:30 Comrades Meeting in the Main Lobby

Saturday, November 3, 2019

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

9:30 Photo (Rainbow)

10:00 Opening of the Council (Rainbow)

10:30-2:00 Meetings in Veselka (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)

·  Committee for the Advancement of Senior Degrees of Spartan Women

7. Charter - Customs - Property

8. Taxes on housing

9. Skill in the Box

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

11. Electronic Chronicle

12. KPZyezd - September 28

13. Rada 2020

14. Voice of STP

15. Various

2:00-4:30 Field Game - Conducted by older children

5:00 Snack (Main House Lobby)

6:30-7:30 Dinner (Main House Restaurant)

8:00 - Fun Part (Main House Lobby)

Sunday, November 4, 2019

7:30 Breakfast in uniform (Main House Restaurant)

8:30 Closing (Main House Lobby)

9:30 Divine service in the church

Fun

Registration..

   Friday 5 -7 main building lobby

              After 7:30 main building dining room

   Saturday up to 10:30  either dining room or veselka

Rates are as follows

   2 nights..$245

   1 night ..$145

   Saturday only..$75//includes breakfast, lunch, rada and vkladka

Checks are made out to Plast - Spartantky

Please contact either Zenia or me if you are attending only Saturday

Please remember to bring black pants and tops. And warm clothing for outdoor activity.

Please bring guitars.

The weather is supposed to be wonderful !!..

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Registration will be in the lobby of the main house. After 7pm can txt Danusia @ 973-632-8216, Zenia @551-655-4970, or Lyalya @ 908-432-1528.

Please contact Danusia Mandicz at  dmandicz@att.net for room reservations or questions regarding room accommodations.

Terenova Hra - Saturday 2:30 - 4:30. Weather permitting will be both indoor / outdoor. Please bring appropriate clothing -jeans/pants, sweater, sneakers / boots, jacket .

Vesela Tochka -  Please bring black top ( t shirt, blouse, ) and black pants ( leggings, jeans ).  Will be indoors !!

There are a few aprons left over from the BBQ. They are for sale  for $20. First come basis, there will not be any reorders.

FYI.....Clocks go back Saturday.....we will get an extra hour of sleep !!

Any questions, please contact either Zenia or me.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Zenia and Lyalya

Rada Registration

Dorohi Spartanky, 

 

Please include the following in your Rada payment:

$10.00 Recreational fee

$35.00 2020 Vkladka   Total is $45.00  

 

The total including room rates per person and the additional $45.00 from above are as follows:

1 night  $125 double occupancy ($125+$45= $170) ..$175 single occupancy($175+$45= $220)

2 night  $200 double occupancy($200+$45= $245)  .. $240 single occupancy($240+$45= $285)

 

Included in your room rate:

1 night = Saturday 11/2 breakfast, lunch, dinner and breakfast on Sunday 11/3

2 nights= Friday 11/1 dinner, Saturday 11/2 breakfast, lunch, dinner and breakfast on Sunday 11/3

 

Please mail your checks to:

Lesia Magun

30-45 89th Street

East Elmhurst, NY  11369

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ROOM RESERVATION and Roommate(s):email Danusia Mandicz dmandicz@att.net

Please be aware that due to the large size of our Sr Spartanky group for Rada 2019, there is no guarantee of a MAIN building room reservation. 

Those not in the Main Building will be in nearby Karpatu (also deluxe rooms). 

This is the same arrangement we had for Rada 2018.

We will try our best to fulfill all room requests.

The Rada committee has decided the Main building rooms will be assigned in this order :

1) 2 night stay (Fri and Sat)

2) 1 night stay with maximum people per room.  Ex: 2 queens will have 3-4 people in room

3) I night stay ‘Sr Povni’

4) I night stay ‘Sr Kandidatki

STPs and STP Kandidatki will be together in another building.

Diakuyu!

 

Radiation Committee

SPARTANKY PLAST SORORITY MEETS FOR ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE AT SOYUZIVKA

JANUARY 17, 2020 7:20 AM

by STAFF7 MINS READ

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SPARTANKY MEMBERS GATHERED FOR THEIR 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE POSE ON THE VESELKA BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS.

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SPARTANKY MEMBERS GATHERED FOR THEIR 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE POSE ON THE VESELKA BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS.

KERHONKSON, N.Y. – MEMBERS OF THE SPARTANKY SORORITY OF PLAST UKRAINIAN SCOUTING ORGANIZATION GATHERED FOR THE SORORITY’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND RETREAT ON THE WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 1-3, 2019, AT SOYUZIVKA HERITAGE CENTER.

A RECORD NUMBER OF 65 MEMBERS OF THE SORORITY, BOTH FROM THE SENIOR AND YOUNGER BRANCHES, TRAVELED FROM THE EASTERN AND MID-WESTERN STATES TO ATTEND THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE, WHICH HAD SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE THIS YEAR BECAUSE 2019 MARKED THREE ANNIVERSARIES IN THE HISTORY OF THE SORORITY. SIXTY YEARS AGO, IN 1959, THE YOUNGER BRANCH WAS FOUNDED IN CHICAGO, AND 25 YEARS AGO THE SENIOR BRANCH WAS FORMALLY ESTABLISHED. IN ADDITION, THE SORORITY HAS BEEN OPERATING A CAMP FOR 7-YEAR-OLD CUB SCOUTS, CALLED “BEGINNING CAMP,” THAT THE ORGANIZATION INITIATED 25 YEARS AGO AT THE PLAST CAMP IN EAST CHATHAM, N.Y.

THE CONFERENCE WAS THE CULMINATION OF A SERIES OF CELEBRATIONS THAT TOOK PLACE DURING THE YEAR TO MARK THESE ANNIVERSARIES, THE MOST NOTABLE OF WHICH WAS HELD DURING PARENTS’ DAY AT THE EAST CHATHAM CAMP.

THE SPARTANKY SORORITY WAS FOUNDED BASED ON PLAST SCOUTING PRINCIPLES, TAKING ADDITIONAL INSPIRATION FROM THE ROLE SPARTAN WOMEN PLAYED IN ANCIENT GREECE, WHERE THEY WERE KNOWN FOR EXHIBITING STRENGTH OF BODY, MIND AND SOUL. SPARTANKY HAVE ACTIVE BRANCHES IN NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT AND PENNSYLVANIA AS WELL AS A VERY ACTIVE CONTINGENT IN THE CITY OF LVIV.

THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE BEGAN WITH AN INFORMAL SOCIAL EVENING ON FRIDAY NIGHT. AFTER CHECKING INTO THEIR ROOMS AND ENJOYING A DELICIOUS DINNER AT THE MAIN HOUSE, THE SCOUTS GATHERED FOR THE MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING, A “VATRA,” OR BONFIRE PROGRAM, THAT TOOK PLACE BY THE WARMTH OF THE FIREPLACE IN THE LOBBY. THE EVENING WAS HIGHLIGHTED BY THE BELOVED PLAST TRADITION OF ACTING OUT HUMOROUS SKITS AND SINGING SONGS. MCS ROMA MAKSYMOWYCH AND DARKA PATTI ABLY LED A PROGRAM OF HUMOROUS SKITS PERFORMED BY BOTH SENIOR AND YOUNGER MEMBERS, FOLLOWED BY ROUSING RENDITIONS OF SING-ALONG FAVORITES.

THE FORMAL PHASE OF THE CONFERENCE TOOK PLACE ON SATURDAY IN THE VESELKA HALL. SENIOR SORORITY PRESIDENT IRENA SAWCHYN GREETED ALL THE ATTENDEES, AND COMMENDED AND THANKED EVERYONE FOR THEIR EXTRAORDINARY DEDICATION TO THE SORORITY AND THE PLAST SCOUT ORGANIZATION, AS WELL AS TO THE YEAR’S HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS.

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MEMBERS OF THE YOUNGER BRANCH OF SPARTANKY AT THEIR 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT SOYUZIVKA.

SEVERAL MEMBERS WERE HONORED FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS.

PETRUSIA KOTLAR PASLAWSKY WAS AWARDED THE ORDER OF ST. GEORGE IN GOLD, THE HIGHEST COMMENDATION GIVEN IN PLAST, FOR ESTABLISHING THE POPULAR ONE-WEEK BEGINNERS’ CAMP 25 YEARS AGO AND GUIDING ITS CONTINUATION FOR 25 YEARS, AS WELL AS MANY YEARS IN SCOUTING LEADERSHIP ROLES.

ANNA ORTYNSKY AND ALEXANDRA MAGUN RECEIVED PROMOTIONS IN RANK TO SCOUT TRUSTEE.

LARYSSA NAHNYBIDA AND ZENIA OLESNYCKY WERE GIVEN CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR THEIR YEARLONG DEDICATION IN ORGANIZING THE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS FOR THE SORORITY, AS WELL AS MULTIPLE REUNIONS IN THE PAST.

ALEXANDRA ZAWADIWSKY RECEIVED A CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR HER EXCELLENT WORK IN DEVELOPING THE SPARTANKY WEBSITE AND ACQUIRING ARCHIVAL DATA FOR THE SITE.

THE GROUP THEN REVIEWED PROJECTS THAT WERE COMPLETED BY THE VARIOUS BRANCHES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, INCLUDING CAROLING DURING THE HOLIDAYS, ORGANIZING A SKI DAY/WINTER OUTING AT HOLIDAY MOUNTAIN IN NEW YORK, CONDUCTING ST. ANDREW’S EVE CUSTOMS (ANDRIYIVSKIY VECHIR), RUNNING THE BEGINNER’S CAMP IN EAST CHATHAM, N.Y., TESTING CAMPERS FOR THE PLAST PHYSICAL FITNESS BADGE, AND HELPING TO PRESERVE THE FOREST TRAILS AT THE VOVCHA TROPA CAMPSITE.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS WERE ELECTED FOR KEY POSTS: THERESA KURITZA, PRESIDENT; CHRYSTIA IWANIK, VICE-PRESIDENT; ZEZYA ZAWADIWSKY, SECRETARY; AND CHRISTYA STASIUK, TREASURER. ADDITIONALLY, LOCAL CHAPTER LEADERS WERE NAMED, INCLUDING KIKI ZINYCZ IN NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT, ROMA MAKSYMOVYCH IN NEW JERSEY AND MARUSIA KOLODIJ IN PHILADELPHIA.

LASTLY, THREE WOMEN WERE WELCOMED INTO THE SORORITY AS SPARTANKY CANDIDATES: ZINA ZINYCZ, ALEXANDRA ODULAK PETRENKO AND ROMA HAMERSKY-DALE.

AFTER SATURDAY’S FORMAL DELIBERATIONS, ALL SPARTANKY ATTENDEES JOINED IN A UNIQUE FUN-FILLED SCAVENGER HUNT ORGANIZED BY ALEXA “GOOGA” WATTERS, PRESIDENT OF THE YOUNGER BRANCH, AND NADIA OLESNYCKY AND OLENKA OLESNYCKY, MEMBERS OF THE YOUNGER BRANCH. TEAMS OF SENIOR AND YOUNGER SPARTANKY WORKED TOGETHER EAGERLY TO ADDRESS A SERIES OF CHALLENGES AND OUTDO OTHERS. THERE WERE MOCK BATTLES, IMPROMPTU SINGING, TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY AND POETRY RECITATIONS. A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL, WITH EVERY SPARTANKA DEMONSTRATING GOOD CHEER AND A HEALTHY DOSE OF COMPETITIVE SPIRIT. ALL ACTIVITIES WERE CAPTURED ON DIGITAL CAMERAS BY EACH TEAM AND THEN EDITED AND SHOWN TO ALL THE ENTHUSIASTIC PARTICIPANTS AS A LATE-NIGHT TREAT.

AFTER THE VIGOROUS OUTDOOR HUNT, EVERYONE GATHERED BY THE FIREPLACE AGAIN FOR SNACKS AND BEVERAGES, AND AN EXHIBITION OF MEMENTOS FROM WEDDING TRADITIONS THAT WERE PRACTICED BY THE FIRST SPARTANKY AT THE SHOWER-TYPE CELEBRATIONS CALLED “DIVYCH VECHIR.” FOUR SENIOR MEMBERS, ITSIA BIHUN, MARTA TORIELLI, ROMANA PYLYP AND MARGARETA NYCZ DISPLAYED THE KEEPSAKES THEY HAD RECEIVED FOR THEIR WEDDINGS MANY YEARS BEFORE AND HAD STORED AS VALUED TREASURES. THEY DISPLAYED TABLECLOTHS THAT HAD BEEN EMBROIDERED BY THE SPARTANKY FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE-TO-BE, FRAMED “FAIRYTALE” POSTERS THAT RELATED WITH BEAUTIFUL CALLIGRAPHY THE STORY HOW THE GROOM AND BRIDE MET, AS WELL AS HEAD WREATHS PLAITED BY FRIENDS TO GIVE TO THE NEW BRIDE.

SENIOR MEMBERS REMINISCED ABOUT OTHER WEDDING TRADITIONS AND WERE ALL DEEPLY MOVED TO HEAR THAT THE YOUNGER MEMBERS WERE CONTINUING MANY OF THE TRADITIONS FOR THEIR SPARTANKY WEDDINGS.

THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY WAS THE AFTER-DINNER “SPARTANKA MASQUERADE” TEAM COMPETITION. EACH TEAM WAS TASKED WITH DRESSING UP ONE TEAM MEMBER AS A SPARTAN WOMAN WHO HAD TO EMBODY ONE OF THE KEY SPARTAN IDEALS THAT REFLECT THE SORORITY’S FUNDAMENTAL ETHIC. THE RESULTS WERE BOTH HILARIOUS AND THOUGHTFUL, RESULTING IN A MEMORABLE EVENING THAT BROUGHT THE YOUNGER AND SENIOR MEMBERS EVEN CLOSER.

THE EVENING CONTINUED WHEN THE LIBRARY WAS OPENED TO SHOW A DISPLAY OF SPARTANKY MEMORABILIA THROUGH THE AGES, INCLUDING PHOTO COLLECTIONS THAT REFLECTED 60 YEARS OF THE GROUP’S EXISTENCE AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PLAST ORGANIZATION.

THE CONCLUSION OF THE DAY CAME WITH A CELEBRATORY CAKE, A FITTING CULMINATION OF THE YEAR’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. ALL THE ATTENDEES, YOUNGER AND OLDER, TOASTED THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND SANG THE TRADITIONAL “MNOHAYA LITA” TO WISH EACH OTHER MANY MORE YEARS OF COLLABORATIVE ENDEAVORS AS SPARTANKY.

AS A LATE-NIGHT TREAT, THE YOUNGER SPARTANKY SCREENED A VIDEO MONTAGE OF THE SCAVENGER HUNT THAT TOOK PLACE EARLIER THAT DAY. THE CHATTING AND LAUGHING CONTINUED LATE INTO THE NIGHT.

CLOSING CEREMONIES TOOK PLACE EARLY ON SUNDAY MORNING, LED BY THE NEW SENIOR PRESIDENT, MS. KURITZA, FOLLOWED BY DIVINE LITURGY CELEBRATED AT HOLY TRINITY UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

ALL IN ALL, THE EVENT WAS A MAJOR SUCCESS, IN LIGHT OF THE BEAUTIFUL FALL WEATHER, THE HOSPITALITY AND WONDERFUL ACCOMMODATIONS OF SOYUZIVKA HERITAGE CENTER, THE PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF THE EVENT BY THE NEW JERSEY CHAPTER, LED BY ORGANIZERS LARYSSA NAHNYBIDA AND ZENIA OLESNYCKY, AND MOST OF ALL THE COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION OF THESE STRONG WOMEN TO DO THEIR PART IN HELPING TO SUPPORT AND REINFORCE THE IDEOLOGY OF PLAST AMONG UKRAINIAN YOUTH IN THE U.S. AND ABROAD: STRENGTH OF BODY AND SOUL. ALL LEFT FOR HOME ENERGIZED AND READY FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF HARD BUT REWARDING WORK.

THE NEXT CONFERENCE IS BEING PLANNED BY THE NEW YORK/CONNECTICUT CHAPTER FOR FALL 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPARTANKY SORORITY READERS MAY CONTACT CHRYSTIA IWANIK AT CIWANIK@YAHOO.COM.

 

IRENA SAWCHYN, ZEZYA ZAWADIWSKY, TALIA DANYSH AND LYALYA NAHNYBIDA CONTRIBUTED TO THIS ARTICLE.

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