Trademarked logo of the Czech Heritage Society of Texas - the silver lion of Bohemia superimposed on an outline of Texas in red

Lavaca County Chapter
Czech Heritage Society of Texas

Officers 2011-2012

Irene Polansky Szwarc

 Vice President
Harvey Matusek

2nd Vice President
Gary Svetlik

3rd Vice President
Bea Heinzel
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Margaret Kallus

Evelyn Konvicka

Georgia Haas


JG Hrncir (term expires 12/31/2011)

Katherine Kahanek  (term expires 12/31/2012)
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Louise Jurena  (term expires 12/31/2013)
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Meetings for 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011, KC Hall of Fame Room, Hallettsville, TX - 2 PM

Sunday, April 3, 2011, KC Hall of Fame Room, Hallettsville, TX - 2 PM

Sunday, July 10, 2011, KC Hall of Fame Room, Hallettsville, TX - 2 PM

Sunday, October 9, 2011, Sacred Heart Parish Center, Hallettsville, TX - 4 PM

Sunday, December 18, 2011, Sacred Parish Center, Hallettsville, TX – Noon -3 PM


Other Events in 2011

 Tarok Tournament, Sunday March 6, 2011

Bake Sale, Saturday, May 7, 2011

Lavaca Chapter dues are $5.00


The Lavaca County Czech Heritage Society  is a non-profit and non-denominational organization whose purpose is to preserve the history, heritage, culture, and language of the Czech people of Texas.  The chapter was formed in 1991.   Chapter dues are $15.00 yearly.

Lavaca Czech Heritage Society Crowns Queen

On Sunday, December 19, 2010 at their annual Christmas party, the Lavaca Chapter of the Czech Heritage Society crowned Miss Caitlin Leigh Orsak as Chapter Queen.  Caitlin is the daughter of Ron and Wanda Orsak of Shiner.  She is a junior at Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Hallettsville.  Miss Orsak is very involved in 4H and athletics. To serve as her Little Czech Sister, Caitlin has selected Kenna Kubenka, the daughter of Greg and Angie Kubenka.  Kenna is in the 1st grade at Sacred Heart Catholic School. 

Ashley Sulak Hermes, Miss Texas Czech Slovak Queen 2008, did the honors and crowned the new queen.

Miss Orsak will be participating in the Czech Heritage Society State Queens’ Contest in Schulenburg on Saturday, April 9, 2011.  We congratulate Caitlin on becoming chapter queen and invite all to come out and support her at the State pageant in Schulenburg on April 9, 2011.

Tarock Club

The 16th annual Tarock Tournament was hosted by the Lavaca Chapter of the CHS on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the KC hall in Hallettsville.  Fifty two players were present for all day play.

Top winners were, l to r:  4th place, Johnny Bartosh; 3ed place, Dan Tajchman; 2nd place, Peggy Dresbach and 1st place, Eugene Hollas.

A catered meal was provided as were coffee, kolaches and other desserts.  
The Lavaca tarock group meets weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM at the Chovanetz Insurance building just off the square.  For more information please call, Kathleen Chovanetz at 361-798-5876 or 361-798-9999.

This page last updated 07/24/2011