NEW YORK Chapter events, which took place in 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007Â , at 3pm
THE CZECHOSLOVAK HERITAGE OF THE JAN HUS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
A lecture by Rev. Moira Ahearne
How did Czechs and Slovaks get involved in the JHPC? What is the spiritual legacy of Jan Hus? How should American Christians understand his theology and message today? What is the JHPC doing today?
Saturday, November 10, 2007, at 3PM
DISCUSSION ON THE UNITED NATIONS
A talk by Lilly E. Landerer, a former UN employee
Brief discussion about how the United Nations functions, and also about Czechoslovakia (and the Czech and Slovak Republics) in the United Nations.
Saturday, October 20, 2007 , at 3 PM
MEDICINE IN COLONIAL AMERICA
Vlado Simko, MD
Thanks to medical advances in the last 150 years we can hardly imagine the impact of disease on the colonization of America. Infections and epidemics were out of control, ancientbeliefs and superstition prevailed; the transportation and exchange of information were minimal. Blood letting, purgatives, emetics and blistering further increased the rate of mortality in the seriously ill. Wounds usually became infected, amputations were done without anesthesia. In the Revolutionary War moresoldiers died of smallpox and dysentery than battle injuries.
Saturday, September 22, 2007, at 3PM
ODYSSEY THROUGH THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
A lecture by Susan Lucak, MD
The presentation reviewed the anatomy of the digestive system and the process of digestion. Current imaging techniques of the gastrointestinal tract were demonstrated and several common disoders of the digestive sytem were discussed.
September 8, 2007
Poets of Czech or Slovak origin recited their verses in Czech, Slovak, or English, and reflected on their existence in the New World Lilly LandererovÃ¡, VÃt HoÅ™ejÅ¡, Gabriel A. LevickÃ½, Jaroslav E. SÃ½kora, Daniel S. Å imko (in memoriam), Music: Karl Kaminski /bass/ and Toby Wine/guitar/
June 9, 2007
EIGHT YEARS OF PREACHING
A talk by Rev. AntonÃn Kocurek
Rev. Kocourek reflected on his eight-year experience as a Czech priest in Czech communities inNew York City and Washington, DC.
April 28, 2007
MESSIANIC IDEAS IN POLITICS OF G.W. BUSH
A talk by Jaroslav E. SÃ½kora, ThD:
April 21, 2007
REMEMBERING JOSEF VAÅ ATA
Memorial for SVU vice-chairman, and an avid collector of Voskovec and Werich recordings.
April 14, 2007
REMEMBERING OLGA RADIMSKA and PROF. MIROSLAV TUREK
Memorial for long-time memebrs of the SVU
March 3, 2007, at 3PM
THE CURRENT POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
A lecture by JiÅ™Ã Pehe, PhD.