National Slovak Society matches up to $400.00, the funds raised by a local assembly or region, for the benefit of an approved charity, or non-profit organization in need of financial support.
NSS Scholarship Program
This program has helped many young NSS members earn their college, business, technical, or graduate school degrees. It is another way the Society demonstrates its support for education. First year scholarship awardees are presented in the “Youth Circle” magazine and annual “Kalandar.”
The NSS Board of Directors has established a 501(c)(3) corporation for the purpose of soliciting major gifts in support of the above NSS Scholarship Fund. The PVR Fund accepts gifts of cash, annuities, life insurance policies, securities, etc. All gifts are tax deductible.
“The official registration and financial information of the PVR Fund may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.”
This program is for our members who are over fifty-five (55) years old and interested in continuing their education and making fuller use of their leisure time. Vocational schools, community colleges, and universities offer a variety of short term courses which may include areas like computer literacy, cake decorating, photography, landscaping, woodworking, small engine repair, ballroom dancing, sports, etc.
National Sporting Events
Annually we conduct a bowling tournament in late April, and a golf tournament in mid-July. These events are hosted by assemblies in different areas of the country and rotate each year. Similar events are held by many regions and local assemblies. All winners of past tournaments are listed elsewhere on this website.
Open to all members, of any age. This annual event has grown in popularity since its inception. Members can enter photos in one of four categories and prizes are given to the top three entries in each category. All winners are listed on this website.
Christmas Ornament Contest
This unique contest is open to members of all ages. All entries, after judging, are sent to a local nursing home to be displayed on a Christmas tree. Winning entries are listed elsewhere on this website.
Each year, we sponsor the May Art Contest for our young people, ages five (5) to sixteen (16). Winners have their art work placed in the monthly “National News” magazine. Also, their art work is featured in the “Youth Circle” Magazine. Winners are listed on this website. Cash prizes, NSS Life jackets and scholarships are awarded.
In August, we conduct a Youth Poetry Contest for our younger members ages five (5) to sixteen (16). Winning entries are presented in the “National News” and “Youth Circle” Magazines. Cash prizes are awarded to first place winners. Each youth that enters receives a special NSS Life T-shirt. All winners for both contests are listed elsewhere on this website.
Each month a copy of the “National News” magazine is mailed to each family of the National Slovak Society. This magazine is geared to keep members informed of upcoming events, reports of past events and news about achievements of our members, young and old alike.
In addition to our monthly newsletter, we publish a “Youth Circle” Magazine quarterly for our younger members.
“The Kalandar” magazine includes longer scholarly articles in both English and Slovak as well as all of the activities held by the NSS. It is printed every fourth year.
“NSS Annual Pictorial” highlights the annual activities sponsored on the national, region and assembly levels. It is published in the years that “Kalandar” is not published.
NSS Youth Ambassadors
NSS is the destination for the Nation’s future leaders. Whether you envision your future in the boardroom or the classroom, the NSS Youth Ambassadors Program will provide you with the opportunity and connections to develop into the ideal leader for tomorrow’s world. NSS Youth Ambassadors, ages 13 and up, will prosper through peer-to-peer learning, fun activities, and exciting opportunities.