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2014 Souhrada Family Reunion - # 34

August 9th and 10th, 2014

Galena, Illinois

Hosted by: Janel Stephens

Saturday - August 9th - 5:00p.m. – informal gathering with refreshments 

Sunday August 10th - 10:00a.m. – Kolache, Juice and Coffee; 10:30a.m. Anna Cookova, Czech Language and Culture presentation; 12:00 noon catered dinner; 1:00p.m. Auction
(All events took place at the Stoney Creek Inn, Galena, Illinois)

Featured guest instructor Anna Cooková conducts a seminar in Czech Language and Culture 

To view the entire picture album from this year's reunion, click here

At the Saturday evening gathering, Janel Stephens welcomed all and began the introductions.  Anton Vanicek showed his informative video about our Czech roots, our homeland, our people, and the importance of family. Anton received an enthusiastic applause for his production.  Delicious wraps and snacks were served while family members caught up on events of the past year.  

After Sunday morning's coffee and kolaches, Anna Cooková presented a seminar in Czech language and culture.  Her seminar was both entertaining and informative!  Anna Cooková has lived in the Czech Republic and teaches Czech Language and Culture classes in the Chicago area and over Skype.  You can learn more about Anna's upcoming classes and contact her at  After lunch, Dave Souhrada conducted the auction of donated items from which the proceeds help defer the costs of our annual reunions.

Reminder: Jiří Souhrada is conducting the 8th Souhrada family reunion in the Czech Republic on September 13th and 14th.  For additional details, check out the reunion webpage at >>


Souhrada reunion cake                                                                                          The Cuka family 

Those attending this year’s reunion were:

Savanah Callaway
Anna Cooková and Phil Cook
Denis and Rose Cuka and family
Jerry and Maureen Currier

Darryl Daws

Mona Feuss

Barb and Mark Erickson

Michael Flynn

Rick and Gretchen Flynn

Elizabeth, Josh, Chloe, and Connor Jarvis

Loren Leslie
Pat Lyons

William Miller

Mark and Marlene Slettehaugh

Dave and Cheri Souhrada

Pete and Karen Souhrada

Janel Stephens

Anton Vanicek

Nelda Vanicek

Gary and Tammy Willimack
Steve Zajicek

If you don’t want to miss the details about next year’s reunion as soon as they are available, please provide us with an email address so that we can send as many invitations electronically as possible.  Or, if you wish to add or update your mailing address, please email Pete Souhrada by clicking here.

Nelda Vanicek and a toast from this year's host, Janel Souhrada Stephens

To view the entire picture album from this year's reunion, click here

Note on the reunion pictures: To contribute additional pictures, please send an email to the webmaster.