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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Up Coming Events
Family New Year's Eve Bonfire & Fireworks.
Let's ring in the New Year together.
Come join all your friends at the Konoba on New Year's Eve as we say farewell to 2015 and hello to 2016.
The fun starts at 6pm for families with children and continues until 1am for the grown-ups.
Meat will be prepared by the guys.
Please bring a dish to share and some of those amazing desserts.
Bring your own liquor.
January 3, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Belle Chasse, LA
Fr. Gio Belanich, our officiant, is celebrating the 40th year of his priesthood. Following Mass, we will acknowledge Fr. Gio for the
many years he has served our community providing us with Croatian Mass and healing. Everyone is welcome for refreshments and fellowship.
Our Croatian Choir, with director Debbie Fagnano, will provide musical accompaniment for the Mass. We are looking for new choir
members, so please consider joining us. Practice will be held at the home of Ivo and Paula Bilich on Jan. 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM We will
have supper afterwards.
In Memory: If you had a friend or family member pass away this year or have a special intention and would like to have it included
in the Prayers of the Faithful, please let us know so that we may pray with you during Mass.
For more information about the Mass or the choir, call Paula at: 504-391-0160.
Croatian American Society Dinner Dance
February 27, 2016
555 Canal Street
Doors open at 6:30 PM
Event begins at 7:00 PM - Midnight
Tickets are now on sale for the Croatian American Society's Dinner Dance. Last year our attendance grew to nearly 350 people.
If you have not attended the event in a few years, or have never attended, please consider joining us for an evening of delicious food and good music.
There will be a Buffet Dinner, and we have Open Bars for 5 hours.
The very popular Canadian Croatian band, Vis Croate, will provide the music.
Tickets are $135 per person, $1,350 for a table of ten. Children under 12 yrs old, $50.
Jesuit Bend, LA
Dates will vary month to month. For more information contact Jane at email@example.com
An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana's Croatian-Americans
On November 6, 2015 the Croatian American Society held a special screening of An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana's Croatian-Americans.
LSU Film & Media Arts are thrilled to announce "An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana's Croatian-Americans, a film by Dr. James V. Catano, the director of Film and Media Arts. The film has been shown on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting channel.
The history of the tight-knit Croatian-American community is portrayed through the lives of four figures who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana. It becomes clear that these individuals offer a premiere example of the American dream - and of the drama that lies behind this American saga. The Croatians of Lower Plaquemines Parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous.
Little-known even in their home state, the history of the tight-knit Croatian-American community is portrayed in this documentary through the lives of four figures who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana: George Barisich, Domenica Cibilich, John Tesvich, and Pete Vujnovich
Seen at work on the water, in home movies, at social gatherings and in interviews in their homes, these figures put an immediate and compelling face on a people who have endured economic privation, hurricanes, loss of their homes, oil spills, and the never-ending toil of a watery farming existence.
As their stores unfold, it becomes clear that these individuals offer a premiere example of the American dream, and of the drama that lies behind this quintessentially American saga.
Director/Producer - James V. Catano
Associate Producer - Carolyn Ware
Director of Photography - Gerard Byrne
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.
T-Shirts & Memorabilia
Please check back as T-Shirts and other memorabilia will be available to purchase soon.
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