Christmas Party
 
On 28 December 2015, Česka Beseda members gathered at the traditional Christmas Party at St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery in Bistrik. Even thick fog could not spoil their good mood and this time a raffle was conducted Svetlana Beran. With holiday greetings,the members expressed their wish to have such get-togethers next year, too.
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Česká Beseda at the 2015 Minority Fest
 
On 17 December 2015, the second Days of National Minorities of Sarajevo Canton started under the motto ”Get to Know your Neigbour“ . The 2015 Minority Fest was organized by the Council of National Minorities of Sarajevo Canton with assistance by the Canton Assembly and BH Telecom. The Days were opened by Davor Ebner, Chairman of the Council of National Minorities of Sarajevo Canton at the EU Info Centre in Skenderija. At the opening ceremony the Lola Mixed Chamber Choir conducted by Josip Katavić Pepi performed a potpourri of songs in the minority languages. The Program of Days of National Minorities continued at the Novi Hram Gallery. On 18 December 2015, Deputy Ambassador of Hungary, Anikó Gyenge, opened the exhibition Our World Heritage there about cultural and historic monuments and areas of Hungary under UNESCO protection. The program was conducted by Irma Muratović, President of the HUM Association of Hungarian Citizens from Sarajevo. Members of Česka Beseda Sarajevo also took part in the exhibition. Dalibor Beran presented his recognisable paintings, and Ljuba Ristić made sure that the Czech language was spoken, too. She performed a poem by Mak Dizdar Azure River (Modra rijeka) translated in Czech language, while the original was read out by Leona Sabolek. A Hungarian tenor, Ileš Bečei, performed in the music part of the Program. The last day of the 2015Minority Fest -19 December 2015 was dedicated to presentation of culinary traditions of national minorities. Czechs, Hungarians, Polish, Macedonians, Montenegrin and Palestinians participated in this part of the Program .Vesna Malić, a Česka Beseda member, shared her Christmas cake recipes with the media, while President Jovanka Manzalović - Šalaka highlighted a long-standing lack of space for work of the minority associations in Sarajevo.
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Reception at Residence
 
On 17 December 2015, pan Jakub Skalník, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Bosnia and Herzegovina organised a Christmas get-together with krajani at his residence in Sarajevo, which was also attended by his Deputy, paní Klára von Kriegsheim Kadlecová. Members of Česka Beseda chapters from Sarajevo, Banjaluka, Prijedor, Maćino Brdo and Nove Vesi responded to the invitation, as well as those from the Karlo Paržik Association from Mostar and the Snješka Association of Bosnian and Czech Friendship from Sarajevo. Following the Ambassador's welcoming address, appropriate presents were exchanged and mingling continued in pleasant atmosphere. Jovanka Manzalović - Šalaka gave Ambassador Skalník the book National Minorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina –Report of Council of National Minorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Position of National Minorities in the time period from 2010 to 2015.
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Christmas Fair
 
On 12 and 13 December 2015, Česká Beseda Sarajevo took part for the first time in the traditional Christmas Fair at the St. Anthony's Little Gallery of St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery in Bistrik. Vesna Malić, Senka Paunović Sivjakov and Dušica Trkulja presented their handicrafts proving creative potential of Česka Beseda members.
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Visit to Sarajevo Brewery Museum
 
Czech Corner taking place every second Wednesday in a month is becoming better-defined. In that regard, on 9 December 2015 Česka Beseda members visited the newly-opened Sarajevo Brewery Museum and learned about the history of beer production in Sarajevo. Some members bought some appropriate souvenirs and took photos in front of the Museum with a large plastic bottle of beer which, as they had heard, was also known as a little bomb or eye drops. Having finished the walking tour of the Museum, all members went to the popular Pivnica HS for mingling over a glass of beer. President of Česka Beseda, Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka, had a reason to celebrate. She treated all the present members for her being granted a Czech nationality. Deputy Ambassador of the Czech Republic, paní Klára von Kriegsheim Kadlecová, joined Česka Beseda members in the walking tour of Museum and a pleasant mingling at Pivnica.
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Evening of Polish Literature
 
On 27 November 2015, the Embassy of Republic of Poland to Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Museum of Literature and Theatre Arts of BiH organised the Evening of Polish Literature. On that occasion His Excellency Andrzej Krawczyk, Ambassador of Republic of Poland to BiH, presented a part of the Polish literature to the audience, highlighting the work of Polish writers translated into Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, and therefore known to the BiH public. In his speech, among other things, he also underlined that six Poles were awarded the Nobel Prize, including four awards for literature. That evening, Polish Ambassador donated translations of Polish literary works to the Museum of Literature and Theatre Arts of BiH, which would be available to all interested readers. Tanja Miletić Oručević, a theatre director and translator from Polish language, also spoke about Polish literature, and the poetry of the Polish literary leading figures, like Czeslaw Milosz and Wislawa Szymborska, was read out by a famous Sarajevo actor, Ermin Bravo. On behalf of Česka Beseda Sarajevo this event was attended by the President of Association, Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka
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Czechs in Sarajevo
 
The book by Tomislav Krzyk Czechs in Sarajevo 1878.-2010,issued by Matica Hrvatska from Sarajevo was presented on 12 November 2015 in the St. Anthony's Little Gallery. The book was presented by the Deputy Czech Ambassador, paní Klará von Kriegsheim Kadlecová and a member of Česka Beseda, Dr. Vera Daneš – Brozek. This valuable book had been one of the Česka Beseda projects, but because of lack of funding, Tomislav Krzyk decided to do this on his own as an author. As the topic was rather broad, an expanded edition will be released. The translation into the Czech language was planned too, and the presentation was followed also by Czech Ambassador, pan Jakub Skalník. Martina and Ivan Milošević and Sebastijan Lovrić took part in the appropriate program
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Seedlings Renewed in the Park of National Minorities
 
On 12 November 2015 seedlings in the Park of National Minorities were renewed, which this time were donated by Mrs. Ana Mrdović, an horticultural engineer. Two dried up trees of Serbian spruce, plated last year on 29 March on the International Day of Forests – a donation of the Ecological Movement of Gorani of FBiH, were replaced by new seedlings. The planting was attended by president of Česka Beseda Sarajevo, Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka, and Asim Kulenović from the Cankar Slovenian Association in Sarajevo. Fortunately, while planting the trees, we discovered also the reason why the previously planted Serbian spruces had dried up. Namely, we found a concrete layer beneath a sixty-centimetre thick layer of soil which was surely one of the remains of the former railway station in this location.
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November ČESKI CORNER
 
On 11 November 2015, a regular meeting took place in our Czech Corner on the Gallery premises St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery in Bistrik, but this time around twenty members of the Association had an opportunity to welcome a writer, explorer of Sarajevo history and a lexicographer , Valerijan Žujo. Mr. Žujo spoke, with a video-presentation, about his exploration of the work of a Czech physician, Karel Bayer, the Director of Sarajevo Hastahana –the first Vakuf hospital, which used to be situated, and its dilapidated building is still in the area of Stari Grad municipality, in Kovači. Al the time the audience carefully followed the presentation because most of them were not aware that one of their fellow-countryman was not only an excellent physician, but also a great humanist, who left an indelible mark on the history of the Capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to which he remained dedicated to the end of his life, and was buried on the Saint Michael Cemetery in Sarajevo.
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Third Day of National Minorities
 
On 4 November 2015 the Third Day of National Minorities took place in Vijećnica in Sarajevo, where a panel discussion was held about the topic 'Position and Problems of National Minorities in the City of Sarajevo'. Participants of the discussion including, among others, representatives of our Association as well as Mrs. Klára von Kriegsheim Kadlecová, Deputy Ambassador of Czech Republic to Bosnia and Herzegovina, were first addressed by the Head of Office of Council of Europe in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Mary Ann Hennessey, Head of Political and Economic Section of EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jan Šnaidauf, Mayor of Sarajevo Prof. Dr. Ivo Komšić, representative of the Council of National Minorities, Davor Ebner and Assistant Mayor for Local-self-government, Dragana Solaković. Then presidents or representatives of various associations successively addressed the participants. Mrs. Slavenka Vobornik spoke on behalf of Česka Beseda Sarajevo. All representatives of associations in their speeches mainly focused on the issue of lack of their own premises, as well as a permanent source of funding. Following all speeches and discussions, Mrs.Vobornik read out the Declaration of National Minorities in the City of Sarajevo, which was unanimously adopted and which would be sent to all relevant national and international institutions, so as to find solution for improvement of position of national minorities in the region as soon as possible, such as allocation of premises to associations of national minorities in Sarajevo for the purpose of establishment of the House of National Minorities.
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Meeting of Friends at Cinemas Sloga Club in Sarajevo
 
On 27 October 2015, in response to the invitation by the Snješka Association of Bosnian and Czech Friendship, members of our Association attended a ceremony at the Cinemas Sloga Club in Sarajevo prepared by hosts of the meeting of friends in honour of their guests-Česka Beseda members from Daruvar. On behalf of Česka Beseda Sarajevo Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka, welcomed the guests and made an appropriate speech and as a token of appreciation she gave them a gift, a poster titled Planet Paržik, whose photo was published in 2012 at our exhibition Free Time Creativity which we had also given as a gift to our former Ambassador of Czech Republic to BiH, Mr. Tomáš Szunyog.He was also presented on the banner of our Association during recently held campaign On Duty for the Museum, in which we participated ourselves in order to direct attention of our public to the Czech culture heritage in Sarajevu, because it should not be forgotten that Karel Pařík had designed National Museum of Sarajevo. The cultural and entertainment show was prepared for the guests, and the Daruvar Beseda musical and dramatic performances had excellent reception by all the present, including Ambassador of Czech Republic, to BiH, His Excellence Jakub Skalník, and his Deputy Mr. Klára von Kriegsheim Kadlecová. Mingling then continued over dinner on the Bosna Chess Club premises.
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Chestnut Party
 
On 17 October 2015, members of Česka Beseda Sarajevo, while visiting other minority associations, were guests on the traditional Kostanjev Picnic of Associations by the Cankar Slovenian Association. They had good time on the premises of St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery in Bistrik mingling with Sarajevo Slovenians over meals, drinks, singing and dancing, and, of course,- having chestnuts.
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Reception at National Museum
 
On 15 October 2015, Ambassadors of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to Bosnia and Herzegovina, country-members of – Višegrad Group (V4), organised an official reception at the National Museum marking their traditional joint National Day celebration, in which, among a number of international and national guests, members of our Association took part. Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka, President of Česka Beseda Sarajevo, and its members Tomislav Krzyk and Anna Bašić, through Klára von Kriegsheim Kadlecova, Deputy Ambassador of Czech Republic to Bosnia and Herzegovina, were given an opportunity to meet in person Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek, Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs at the very beginning of reception. In a short conversation with him they presented the work of Association, its activities and various projects. Some of our members, thankin to Kryštof Bachmann, a Czech language instructor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo and a member of Česka Beseda, met Doc.Dr. Adijata Ibrišimović-Šabić – Head of Slavic Languages and Literatures Department and Prof.Dr. Marina Katnić-Bakaršić, who, to out great pleasure, expressed their wish to cooperate with our Czech Corner. We were also very glad to meet Mr.Slavomír Goga again, the former Deputy Czech Ambassador and an honorary member of our Association, including members of other associations of national minorities, and spend pleasant time mingling with them on the premises of re-opened National Museum.
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Saint Vaclav Celebration
 
On 28 September 2015, a meeting of members of our Association took place celebrating Saint Vaclav, the patron of Czech people, on the gallery premises of St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery. Together with thirty members of Česka Beseda, marking of this day was also attended by Slavomír Goga, the former Deputy Czech Ambassador and an honorary member of our Association, and father Ivan Šarčević, Monastery Guardian. After welcoming address and short speech by Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka, President of the Association, a one-hour presentation was held, prepared and presented with a lot of enthusiasm by Dinno Lazzari, this year's representative of ours at the Czech language course in Dobrušci. This was followed by friendly mingling over a snack and inevitable Czech Becherovka, a gift by Mr. Goga. Participants were distributed copies of Informator supplement (Informator will not be printed any more due to lack of funds, but its edition will be available on the Association’s web site), dedicated to a retired music professor, conducter, composer and pedagogue, a holder of an honorary degree at the University of Tuzla, Čestmir Mirko Duško, winner of the award «Gratias agit» for spreading a good word about the Czech Republic in the world, prepared by Gordana Frimel.
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Reopening of National Museum
 
Česká Beseda Sarajevo showed special sensibility toward the National Museum in the campaign I AM MUSEUM, when the media covered an emotional appearance of President Jovanka Manzalović – Šalaka. Česka Beseda members participated also in the National Museum reopening ceremony on 15 September 2015 where the main actors were primary school students. Boards were removed from the front door almost three years after they had been placed there, and since then the struggle has been taking place for this genuine temple of culture.
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«I AM MUSEUM»
 
On 7 August 2015 Česká Beseda Sarajevo, within a citizen solidarity campaign titled «I AM MUSEUM», took part in duties in the National Museum which have been taking place for five days now. Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka – President of the Association, Gordana Frimel, Danijela Marić, Ljuba Ristić, Vladimir Lukačević, Zorica Vaclav, have been on duty, and Mrs. Klára von Kriegsheism Kadlecová, Deputy Ambassador of Czech Republic to Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Duško Toholj, Vera Đapić, Vladimir Gligić and Katarina Borisoglebski joined them. President of Česka Beseda Sarajevo in her address to the media highlighted that this building (a work of a famous Czech architect Karlo Paržik) was a link between the Czech immigrants at the end 19th and beginning of 20th century and today's descendants living in Sarajevu, and at the same time a memory items of Czech culture in the entire territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a message to the authorities : «Otevřete naše muzeum!» Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka gave a statement for the National Museum's archives
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On Duty for Museum, 07.08.2015. - Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka
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Trip to Konjic
 
On 20 June 2015, Česká Beseda Sarajevo organised a popular trip for its members and guests. This time the final destination of the trip was Tito's bunker in Konjic.
An expert guide Mirnes gave us a tour of what used to be the top secret –a nuclear shelter for the top of the former state lead by Josip Broz Tito, constructed in the period from 1953 to 1979. Apart from admiring the ultimate technical achievements of the time used in the construction of the bunker, we also saw exhibits at the 3rd Modern Art Biennial titled ‘D-O ARK Underground’. The exhibition was staged in the bunker from 24 April to 26 September 2015, and the partner countries were Austria and Albania, where the ARK means 'Atomska ratna komanda', an atomic war command.
This was followed by lunch in the Garden City Tourist Resort, and then a visit to the museum or a town tour were optional. Muhamed, a curator, gave us a tour of the Konjic County Museum and its annex a birth place of Zulfikar-Zuko Džumhur.
On the way back, as proposed by our member Jadranka Šuster, a tourist guide by profession, we took newly-built section of a motorway. President Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka made sure to successfully finish the trip, and other activities of the Association should get good response from the members.

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On the grave of Karel Pařík
 
Česka Beseda Sarajevo members paid respect to a great Czech architect Karlo Paržik/ Karel Pařík gathering on 16 June 2015 at the Saint Michael's Cemetery laying flowers on his grave. There was almost no construction project in Sarajevo under the Austro-Hungarian rule on which Karel Pařík did not work. The buildings constructed on the basis of his designs for nearly 60 years are recognisable today in the very heart of Sarajevo, and he was also engaged in construction across Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond. He passed away in Sarajevo on 16 June 1942.
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Second Day of National Minorities
 
Česká Beseda Sarajevo took part in the Second Day of National Minorities in Sarajevo dedicated to folklore held on 13 June 2015 in the Square Trg Oslobođenja – Alija Izetbegović. The Day of National Minorities in the City of Sarajevo was opened by the Assistant Mayor of Sarajevo Dragana Solaković. Apart from Česka Beseda the following took part in the program: Austrian and German Community, Council of Montenegrin National Minority in BiH, HUM Association of Hungarians, Association of Citizens of the Republic of Macedonia, POLSA Association of Citizens of Polish Origin, ROMAS Association of Romanies, Cankar Slovenian Association, Association of Citizens of Italian Origin, Association of Turks, Most (Bridge)Association of Ukrainian National Minority, and the Association of Palestinian Diaspora, as well as cultural and artistic associations from Sarajevo and Vitez. National meals and handicrafts were offered on stands, and Česka Beseda presented the film Awake Puppets.
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Complete Dramas by Karel and Josef Čapek
 

On 27 May 2015, invited by the Czech Republic Embassy members of Česka Beseda Sarajevo attended presentation of the Collection of Dramas by Karel and Josef Čapek translated by Adisa Zuberović and the Complete Dramas by Karel Čapek translated by Hasan Zahirović and Adisa Zuberović published by the Brcko District Literary Club. The Ambassador of Czech Republic, pan Jakub Skalník, opened the presentation at St. Anthony's Little Gallery.Apart from translators the following persons were present: editor Žarko Milenić, reviewer Almir Bašović and moderator Dino Salihagić. The Deputy Ambassador, paní Klára von Kriegsheim Kadlecová, read out a monologue in the Czech language from the drama by Karel Čapek the Makropulos Case, while a guitar player, Mojmír Sabolovič, performed in the music part of the presentation. The presentation of these valuable books was well-covered by the media, and Mr. Valentin Inzko, High Representative, and Mr. Andrzej Krawczyk, Polish Ambassador, could be seen in the audience.
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At Pivnica Again
 
After the Czech Corner moved to Sarajevo Pivnica (eng.the brewery) on 13 May 2015 for a short period of time, the popular get-together of Česka Beseda members for the first half of the year was finished on 10 June 2015 in the same place with the dark Sarajevsko beer.
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Česká Beseda Sarajevo Visits the Osman Nuri Hadžić Primary School
 
On 4 June 2015 a visit to the Osman Nuri Hadžić Primary School was paid which was celebrating the School Day on that day. Lead by their teachers, students of all ages, almost a hundred of them, presented an exceptionally designed and interesting programme including some of the national minorities in Sarajevo. The Czech national minority was presented by a ballet performance of the melody by Smetana's Vltava. Apart from the Czechs, students creatively presented also the Albanians, Montenegrins, Macedonians, Jewish Community, Slovenians, Romanies and Turks. The audience was addressed also by the School Principal, Mr. Ševal Dudević, a teacher, and among other guests, apart from Mrs. Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka, President of Česka Beseda Sarajevo, there were also representatives of the Cankar Slovenian Cultural Centre and Jewish Community in Sarajevo. Mr.Haris Dudević, a Czech Republic scholarship holder, could be seen in the audience, who has just returned from the completed three-year study. Česká Beseda Sarajevo expresses its gratitude to the Principal, teachers and students of the Osman Nuri Hadžić Primary School for the appropriate programme dedicated o the national minorities in our city.
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Exhibition at Gabriel Gallery
 
On 3 June 2015 members of Česka Beseda Sarajevo attended opening of an exhibition at the Gabriel Gallery. The exhibition was opened by the Ambassador of Czech Republic, Mr. Jakub Skalník. The exhibition of photographs about protests at the Kiev square Maidan in 2014 was presented to our public by young Czech artists Filip Jandourek and Filip Singer. The artists eternalised details of protests in Ukraine in the large format photographs. Their work was also awarded at the Czech Press Photo 2014 Competition.
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Visit to Česka Beseda Banja Luka
 
On 6 May 2015 members of Česka Beseda Sarajevo, Kryštof Bachmann, Danijela Marić, Branka Bartolović Daneš and Jovanka Manazalović Šalaka, visited Česka Beseda Banja Luka, and on that occasion presented the documentary film « Awake Puppets ». In the packed premises of the Association of National Minorities of Banja Luka, the hosts also organised presentation of a poetry book «Poetry of Wisdom», by their member Božana Grozdanić Živanović, which was also attended by Marija Đurica and Vesna Marić from the Social Affairs Department of Banja Luka. We presented a CD of our documentary film and a copy of Music Dictionary by the author Čestmir Mirko Dušek, a Czech from Tuzla, with his inscription to Česka Beseda Banja Luka to Mrs. Marženka Andulajević, President of Banja Luka Česka Beseda. We spent the evening in a pleasant atmosphere in chatting, dancing and toasting with Becherovka, jointly wishing our cooperation to continue in the coming period.
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The 7th European Film Week
 
On 22 May 2015 the 7th European Film Week was closed by a Czech comedy «REVIVAL» / «OŽIVLJENJE», by the author Alice Nellis. In the packed hall of Meeting Point Cinema in Sarajevo the Ambassador of Czech Republic to BiH, Mr. Jakub Skalník, and his Deputy, Mrs. Klára von Kriegsheim Kadlecová, addressed the audience. In his address the Ambassador already invited the audience to the 8th European Film Week. This year's European Film Week was organised by the Embassies of Poland, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Czekia in cooperation with the Goethe-Institute, Obala Art Centre and Meeting Point Cinema.
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Česka Beseda Annual Convention
 
Česka Beseda Annual Assembly Sarajevo was held on 29 April 2015 at the St. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery in Bistrik. The Assembly was chaired by Mrs. Gordana Frimel, and Mrs. Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka, Mr. Vladimir Lukačević and Karmela Smolik, as a minutes taker, were appointed to the Presiding Committee. The Activity Report covering the time period from 13 April 2013 to 28 April 2015 was presented by President Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka, and it was adopted unanimously with additions as well as the 2015 Activity Plan. The Financial Report prepared by the Vice-president for the Finance, Mr. Vladimir Lukačević and the Supervisory Board Report by Mr. Mladen Hušnera were also adopted. The official part of the Assembly was followed by mingling of members.
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Česká Beseda Sarajevo Visits the Association of Citizens of Italian Origin
 
On 25 April 2015, Mrs. Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka, President of Česka Beseda Sarajevo, attended as a guest the 7th Regular Electoral Convention of the Association of Citizens of Italian Origin Sarajevo, held in the lecture theatre of Franciscan International Student Centre in Kovačići, where new bodies were elected to create activities and present and represent the Association in the next four-year long period. Mr. Bruno Palestra was elected the President again, and Mrs. Katarina Zamboni as his Deputy.
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Česká Beseda at the Music Dictionary Presentation
 
On 15 April 2015, the presentation of the Music Dictionary and Anthology of Selected Sacral Compositions by the author Čestmir Mirko Dušek took place in the Bosniak Institute in Sarajevo. Presenters were Ivan Čavlović, the Dean of Sarajevo Music Academy, Nebojša Todorović, a musicologist from Niš and Zlatan Mujkić, the Principal of Secondary Music School in Tuzla. Apart from the Association members the presentation was also attended by Mrs. Klára von Kriegsheim Kadlecová, the Deputy Ambassador of Czech Republic to BiH. It is noteworthy that prof. dr. Čestmir Mirko Dušek, a conductor and educator, born in 1930 in Tuzla, whose parents were Czech immigrants, received an award «Gratias agit» for 2009, given by the Czech Republic.
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Days of National Minorities
 
The first event of Days of National Minorities in the City of Sarajevo took place on 28 March 2015 at the International Centre for Children and Youth, gathering Czechs, Hungarians, Poles, Slovenians, Italians, Austrians as well as Germans, Romanies, Macedonians, Montenegrins and Turks, presenting the Book of Recipes for Meals of National Minority Associations. Česká Beseda presented itself with sweets and handicrafts of the Association members, and the recipes for the Book had been prepared by Zvjezdana Stuchlý and Gordana Frimel. Martina Milošević sang ”Písničku Česku“ accompanied by Sebastian Lovrić with a guitar and Ivan Milošević playing “Kristinka“ on a viola. The Česka Beseda's stand was decorated by a mannequin dressed in a Czech folk costume.
The event was opened by the Mayor of Sarajevo, Mr. Ivo Komšić, with European guests as a joint project of the Council of Europe and the European Union within an effort of improvement of human rights and protection of minorities in the South East Europe. During the opening President Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka pointed out that this year was the 110th anniversary of founding of the first Česka Beseda in Sarajevo. Participants mingled in high spirits and traditional meals and drinks.

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Visit to HUM
 
Within the cooperation of Česka Beseda with related associations, the Vice-president for Culture, Leona Sabolek attended celebration of the national holiday on 15 March-the anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution in 1848 which was marked by the HUM Hungarian Association of Citizens by an appropriate programme on 18 March at the St. Anthony's Little Gallery.
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Czech Corner Occupied
 
The Czech Corner held every second Wednesday in a month from 17:00 to 19:00 hours at theSt. Anthony's Franciscan Monastery in Bistrik has already been occupied twice by important activities for Česka Beseda Sarajevo.
The Association Management Board held a meeting on 11 February 2015 to plan activities in the forthcoming period. The first meeting with a new Ambassador of Czech Republic, pan Jakub Skalník, was organised on 11 March 2015, also at the time of Czech Corner. In the pleasant get-together of old and new members of Česka Beseda, apart from the Ambassador, there were also his Deputy, paní Klára von Kriegsheim Kadlecová, and a foreign-language instructor, Kryštof Bachmann. President of the Association Jovanka Manzalović Šalaka gave everyone a new copy of Informator.

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Invitation of POLSE to RE-DESIGN Exhibition
 
On 27 February 2015, Česká Beseda Sarajevo attended the opening of an exhibition by a Polish artist Daria Wartalska who used an industrial glass. The exhibition was opened by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to BiH, Andrzej Krawczyk, and visitors had an opportunity to enjoy the exhibits, such as jugs, glasses, cups, bowls or vases, whose production is an innovative and original approach to a product-design. The exhibition took place at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo.
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