The Russian Heritage picnic and annual meeting will be on Sunday, May 2 at Dr. Artzibushev’s home in Odessa, Florida (16559 Hutchinson Rd.). Plan to come about noon, with dinner served just after 1pm. Cost for the picnic is $20; for students $12. You can pay at the gate.

The musical program will feature Boris and his sax. The meal will include barbequed pork and chicken with tasty side dishes. Beverages will be available. Dress casually, and consider bringing a lawn chair for comfort in the shade of many trees. Games and activities for all ages are being planned. These include group singing and even some Russian folk dances for all who wish to participate. If there are those who would like to learn to plan the balalaika, instruction will also be offered.

A short annual meeting will take place to elect officers and board members for next year, and to consider plans for the future. The officers have one more year in their present terms. Elections will be held for all the members of the Board of Directors. If you are interested in being a candidate or nominating a candidate for playing an active role on the board, please respond by email and your ideas will be considered by the nominating committee. Other nominations can me made at the meeting.

Dr. Artzibushev has hosted our spring picnic several times in the past. We thank him in advance for his generosity.

Directions to the picnic: Go on the Veterans Expressway to Hutchinson Road (Exit 12). Merge on to Hutchinson Road and drive 1.5 miles west to Artzibushev’s home at 16559 Hutchison Road.