Island of Hvar.
Picturesque view on quiet bay of Milna -Brac Island.
Beautiful croatian village of Primosten at dusk.
River Krka, bridge and town in Croatia.
Fishing ships in the port of Vrsar, Istria, Croatia
St. Marija monastery on island in national park Mljet.
St. Mark's Church in Zagreb.
Beach in the seaport town of Ploce, Croatia
Podgora, a small town in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia
Panoramic view of old port and St John fort in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Orebic, Croatia. Aerial shoot of the famous tourist destination on Peljesac Peninsula.
Old medieval town Ston near Dubrovnik.
Sutivan on Island Brac in Croatia.
Split harbor near Diocletian's Palace.
Beautiful Beach and Transparent Turquoise Adriatic Sea near Split, Croatia.
City walls and fortreses in the old medieval town Korcula, Croatia.
The Village of Igrane at Makarska Riviera,Croatia
CROATIAN AMERICAN SOCIETY
To all our members, friends, and visitors
The Croatian American Society (CAS) welcomes you to our community. The CAS is actively involved in organizing, promoting, and documenting Croatian culture in southeastern Louisiana.
I’m very grateful to work with such a capable team of individuals that are the officers and Board of Directors of the society. They bring a lot of talent and professionalism to the organization.
Together we are committed to advancing and strengthening the role of the CAS within the Croatian American community.
We continue making headway with plans to build the Croatian American Cultural Center. The new center will be a visible display our prominence, and further unify and expand
the sense of pride within the community. Our goal is to break ground on the new building within the next year. Keep watching for signs of our progress!
Another goal of ours is to continue improving the outreach of the organization. This beautiful website is one great example of that achievement.
I encourage all of our members and friends to bring suggestions (to me or any other board member) as to how we may improve the website to better serve the community.
God bless, and puno vam hvala!
John A. Tesvich
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Day at the Races 2014
On Saturday, February 2nd, over 100 CAS members and friends enjoyed the gorgeous weather and racing at the Fairgrounds for the annual Croatian Day at the Races.
CROATIAN AMBASSADOR JOSKO PARO VISITS WITH THE CAS
On Saturday, January 25th, Croatian Ambassador Joško Paro stopped by the Konoba in Jesuit Bend, to visit with and address members of the
During his visit to New Orleans, Ambassador Joško Paro along side members of the Croatian American Society was able to discover the rich culture and natural beauty of Southeast Louisiana by touring the French Quarter and cruising the lower Mississippi River Delta aboard the Sea Pearl.
WALKING TOUR OF THE FRENCH QUARTER - NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
CRUSE ABOARD THE SEA PEARL - EMPIRE, LOUISIANA
Cultural Center Progress
The CAS Board of Directors recently approved the final design for the Croatian American Cultural Center. Work is also in progress on the landscape design, and on computer modeling of the proposed cultural center. At the upcoming New Year’s Eve party there will be initial pictures displayed showing conceptual views of the building. We invite all to come and see what the building will look like. The CAS is continuing to work on the fundraising drive for the cultural center building. Letters have been sent out recently seeking donations. All donations are tax-deductible. We appreciate all the generous financial support received from the community.
Our second Ladies Luncheon at the Southern Yacht Club was very successful with nearly 100 ladies attended. Our guest speaker was Branka Filopovich of the Croatian Heritage Foundation. After returning to Croatia, Branka mentioned the luncheon in her article for Matica Magazine. The luncheon featured many prizes and winners from near and far like Eleonora Barbier Vogt from Lafayette, to Frances Creel from Biloxi. But, by far the luckiest table of the day was the Vujnovich Table. Not only did they win several of the Parade of Prizes, Eva Vujnovich won $269 in the 50/50 Raffle. It was truly an enjoyable afternoon.
Up Coming Events
Saturday, March 29
CAS team will compete in
2nd Annual United Way Jambalaya Cook-Off for Plaquemines Parish
225 F. Edward Hebert Blvd.
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
Sunday, April 13
Spring Picnic AND Easter Egg Hunt at the Konoba
Firday, May 16
Croatian Night at the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival
T-Shirts & Memorabilia
Please check back as T-Shirts and other memorabilia will be available to purchase soon.
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Croatian American Society
P.O. Box 367
Belle Chasse, LA 70037
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