Slovenian Catholic Center

DO YOU HAVE SKILLS TO SHARE?      The SCC needs you!

Do you have some time?     ...skills?     ...know someone that might?

The Slovenian Catholic Center and Slovenian Catholic Mission are in need of volunteers:
To help maintain our beautiful grounds during the Spring and Summer seasons. 


If you are able to assist with any of the above jobs, please contact:
Peter Pecharich for landscaping and machine maintenance…  -or-  Martina Hozjan Ruda at Tina.Hozjan@mahmachine.com.
You may also leave a message at the Center at 630-243-0670 or send an email to 
secretary@slovenian-center.org

The Slovenian Catholic Center’s Ongoing Response to COVID-19

In an effort to keep our community safe from transmission of COVID19, the Slovenian Catholic Center will be following direction from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Based on the information released on March 15th, the Slovenian Catholic Center will remain closed until May 15, 2020. This means that, as of today, the Palm Sunday Brunch, the Appreciation Dinner and Annual Meeting, as well as Mother’s Day festivities, are being canceled or postponed. Please check for our communications and regular updates on when we will re-open.

From the CDC: 


This interim guidance is intended for organizers and staff responsible for planning mass gatherings or large community events in the United States. A mass gathering is a planned or spontaneous event with a large number of people in attendance that could strain the planning and response resources of the community hosting the event, such as a concert, festival, conference, or sporting event.

        -Larger gatherings (for example, more than 250 people) offer more opportunities for person-to-person contact and therefore pose a greater risk              of COVID-19 transmission.


        -Older adults and persons with severe pre-existing health conditions are thought to be at increased risk.

        -Based on what is currently known about the virus, spread from person-to-person happens most frequently among close contacts (within 6 feet).

        -Cancel gatherings of more than 10 people for organizations that serve higher-risk populations.

Everyone can do their part to help plan, prepare, and respond to this emerging public health threat.

What is coronavirus disease 2019?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Can I get COVID-19?

Yes. COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in parts of the world. Risk of infection from the virus that causes COVID-19 is higher for people who are close contacts of someone known to have COVID-19, for example, healthcare workers, or household members. Other people at higher risk for infection are those who live in or have recently been in an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19.

Learn more about places with an ongoing spread at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html#geographic.

The current list of global locations with cases of COVID-19is available on CDC’s web page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/locations-confirmed-cases.html.

How does COVID-19 spread?

The virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, but is now spreading from person to person. The virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Learn what is known about the spread of newly emerged coronaviruses at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?


Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

        -fever
        -cough
        -shortness of breath

People can help protect themselves from respiratory illness with everyday preventive actions.


        -Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

        -Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

        -Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if                soap and water are not available.

        -If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should

        -Stay home when you are sick.

        -Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

        -Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

Is there a vaccine?

There is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to take everyday preventive actions, like avoiding close contact with people who are sick and washing your hands often.

Is there a treatment?

There is no specific antiviral treatment for COVID-19.People with COVID-19 can seek medical care to help relieve symptoms.

The ANNUAL MEETING of the Slovenian Cultural Center has been postponed until further notice due to COVID-19, please check back for updates. Members of the Board of Directors and their committees will be providing reports summarizing the past year at the Center. During the meeting, we will also be electing the Board for the upcoming year. Everyone is invited and encouraged to join us for the meeting.  We are always looking for new faces and new ideas on our SCC board. Anyone that is interested in joining the board should contact the Center or an existing Board member.

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

With the start of every New Year, our membership drive begins. We extend our sincere thanks to everyone that has supported the Center by being a member. Membership is our main source of income and helps maintain our facilities and support our activities. Please support the Center by becoming a member – fill out the form enclosed and return it to us with your payment. We also are looking for individuals to help with activities at the Center. If you’re interested in donating some time to the Slovenian Cultural Center please give us a call or come to our monthly meetings, every second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm.  Your donation of time is priceless to us!

Vaša pomoč v kulturnem centru je zelo cenjena!  Stem da plačate letno članarino in postanete aktiven član centra boste veliko pripomogli naši slovenski skupnosti.  V centru se zbiramo ob veselih in žalostnih trenutkih in si stisnemo roke, to je dom združenja, in prijatelstva.

         Renew your Membership TODAY!                             Read the current newsletter!

CULTURAL

Welcome The Slovenian Catholic Center's purpose is to promote, encourage and foster in the context of the American society, the ideals of the Slovenian heritage and Christian religious and ethical values, providing and operating adequate facilities in support of the religious purposes of the Commissariat of the Holy Cross (CHC) and the Slovenian Catholic Mission (SCM) to carry on exclusively religious, educational, and charitable activities.
Dobrodošli Namen slovenskega katoliškega centra je spodbujanje, pospeševanje in spodbujanje v okviru ameriške družbe, idealov slovensko dediščino in krščanskih verskih in etičnih vrednot, zagotavljanje ustrezne zmogljivosti in delujejo v podporo verske namene Commissariat of Holy Cross (CHC) in Slovenski katoliški misiji (SCM), ki opravljajo samo verske, izobraževalne in dobrodelne dejavnosti.

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