The Club was organized in June 1990
by Californians of Czech and Slovak descent and their friends. It
has grown from a small social club to an organization with members
in many states, although the Club is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The purpose of the club is the recognition and preservation of
Czech, Slovak, Moravian, Ruthenian, and Silesian history,
language, culture, heritage and customs, and to promote the study
of family history. The Club does not promote political positions
nor involve itself in matters of a political nature.
We have developed a surname database which includes the family
names submitted by members as well as their villages of origin in
the former Czechoslovakia, the areas of their settlement in the
U.S. This has been a valuable research tool. The more
experienced members can assist new members in their family
The Club publishes a newsletter CCSC Noviny (News) four times
a year in March, June, September, and December. Members are
encouraged to submit articles (preferably on IBM PC ASCII
diskettes). They will be accepted for inclusion as space is
available and will be subject to review and editing as necessary.
Deadlines for the submission of articles are the first of
February, May, August, and November.
Our meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area are held four times a year in February, May,
August, and November. They are usually potluck luncheons. There
may also be special social events such as a picnic or a Christmas
Party. The agenda, place and date of meetings are published in
the CCSC Noviny.
For more information, please write
California Czech and Slovak Club
P.O. Box 20542
Castro Valley, CA 94546-8542
or send e-mail to: