A GREAT DAY FOR THE “CHETNIK FAMILY” as we celebrated the First Annual Chetnik Family Reunion in Libertyville, IL U.S.A. July 19, 2014 / By Aleksandra Rebic
Aleksandra’s Note: Such a great day it was, on Saturday July 19, 2014 at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Libertyville, Illinois! As young and old gathered together for the “First Annual Chetnik Family Reunion”, it was clear right from the beginning that this was indeed going to be a very special day that would leave us all with wonderful memories and hope for the future of “Chetnistvo”.
I’ll be posting more extensively about the Reunion in the near future, complete with photographs from the event, but here I wanted to give a heartfelt “Thank You” to the initiators and organizers of this wonderful event, and some of the key participants who made it the great success that it was.
Mira Grubnic, Slavojka Sally Ivankovich, Musician Nick Bratkovich (of the Orkestar Beograd from Milwaukee), Vera Dragisich, Father Dennis Pavichevich and Father Serafim, Jovan Ivancevich (Struja) – Thank You for making it possible for all of us to enjoy this meaningful event and to leave with wonderful memories in our hearts and a reaffirmation of what being part of the Chetnik Family is all about. Thank you for all of your hard work and the energy, effort, and passion you dedicated to making the First Annual Chetnik Family Reunion a success!
St. Sava Monastery and grounds were the perfect backdrop, and the combination of great weather and a lovely atmosphere left me with the conviction that this was truly a blessed event.
A special thanks go out to my mother and father who both attended and spent the afternoon enjoying the day and the camaraderie of old and new friends. For me, that’s where it all began, in the home of my parents, and I will be forever grateful that I am from a Chetnik family!
July 20, 2014