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

Travis – Williamson Counties Chapter
Czech Heritage Society of Texas

current newsletter


September 25, 1993

The Travis-Williamson Counties 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 Society was founded on June 17, 1993 and accepted into the Czech Heritage Society on September 25, 1993. TWCCHS also holds a certificate of incorporation from the Secretary of State of Texas and a tax-exempt status from the State Comptroller.

Officers 2017

Julia Johnson, President
804 Monterrey Place
Austin, Texas 78752

Board of Directors 

Gilbert Vitek, Chairperson
Sarah Jo Vitek. Secretary
Emilie Tisinger, Member
Darwin Machu, Member
Phyllis Teykl, Past President
Eileen Rosipal, Ex-Officio

Meeting Dates 2014

January 22, 2014 - Pflugerville
    February 26, 2014 - Taylor
    March 19, 2014 - Pflugerville
    April 23, 3014 - Pflugerville
    May 21, 2013 - Pflugerville
    June 22, 2014 - Taylor
    July & August       Summer Break
    September 17, 2014 - Pflugerville
    October 19, 2014 - Taylor
    November 19, 2014 - Pflugerville
    December 17, 2014 - Restaurant (TBA)
Time and Location Information: 
Pflugerville. The Pflugerville meetings start at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, Pflugerville, Texas.
Taylor.  The Taylor meetings start at 2:00 p.m. and are held at the Taylor SPJST Center, 501 East Lake Drive, Taylor, Texas.


Currently the local dues are set at $6.00 per adult and $2.00 per youth under 18 years of age. Members must also be members of the State Czech Heritage Society. Dues are $10.00 per adult and $2.00 for youth.  Membership forms are available from our Treasurer, Annette Kohoutek at 2209 Shoalmount Dr., Austin, TX 78756 or select here.

Activities and Projects


The TWCCHS cookbooks are once again available. The price is $12.00. If to be shipped, it is an additional $5.00. Orders and Payments can be sent to: Eileen Rosipal, 2605 Cascade Drive, Austin, TX 78757; (512) 452- 3292,

Czech Heritage Month

During October members coordinate and sponsor Czech activities in the schools and communities, adopt public and school libraries and help with Czech displays.  Members also visit Nursing  Homes in Granger and Taylor, Texas.  Czech Heritage Month publicity is also disseminated over local area radio stations.

Save the Date!


Blaine Bettinger, the Genetic Genealogist, is the featured speaker for the Austin Genealogical Society’s Seminar.  This will be held in north Austin at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus Commons Learning Center on Friday, May 11, 2018, and Saturday, May 12, 2018. To learn more, visit



Website Contact
James Gerick
Austin, Texas

This page was updated 09/12/2017