Fall Meeting: Focus on Students and Board Members in Russia

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On Saturday, September 8 come to the Russian American Club in Gulfport (2920 Beach Blvd S) to hear USF Students who studied in Russia during the summer of 2018 and several Russian Heritage Board Members who also spent part of the summer in Russia.  They will share their experiences and what surprised them the most.  They will discuss what attitudes they found towards America and Americans.  It will give us a chance to hear from students who have been partially funded from the RH scholarship program, and also to get to know better some of our current RH Board Members.  The program begins at 4:00 pm and will be followed by a Russian-themed pot-luck supper.  If you have a favorite Russian dish, a salad, zakuska, vegetable, or dessert, bring it along.  If you would prefer to bring some other food dish, that’s fine too.

We will post additional information on this event soon, but we hope you will put this program on your calendar, and if you use facebook, you can let us know that you are coming.   It looks like an exciting program with first-hand reports on what is current in Russia at the present time.

 

Also coming soon:

SPIFFS 44th Annual International Folk Fair will be held from October 25 – 28, 2018 at Vinoy Park in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. The 4-day festival showcases food and culture from 36+ member organizations, each representing immigrants from nations across the globe. The groups will unite in a Grand Parade of Nations, culminating in a swearing-in ceremony of new American citizens.  Russian Heritage will be presenting Russian culture at this event, and we will need volunteers for the four days of the event.

Russian Heritage Winter Ball at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club on Saturday, January 19.  This is one of our outstanding programs of the year, and you don’t want to miss it.

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