At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the British-Slovene Society on 13th June 2023, Chairman David Lloyd paid tribute to Jana Valenčič on her resignation as a Trustee. Jana was one of the earliest members of the Society, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary, and one of its longest-serving Trustees. David in particular thanked Jana for a generous donation of £1,000 which she has made to the Society on her farewell.
The AGM (held on ZOOM, see picture) re-appointed David as Chairman and Miha Košak as Secretary, and also discussed plans for future activities.
Next BSS event: Summer picnic on Sunday 9th July beside the new kozolec (Slovene hayrack) on Gillots Field, Greys Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1RZ. A large group of folklore singers and dancers are coming from Bled in Slovenia to create a true veselica (village feast). Bled is twinned with Henley. Also performing will be the new Slovene Choir in the UK led by Kaja Pečnik. There will be facilities and guidance for children to produce pictures of their ideas of Slovenia. Bring food and drink, children and friends.