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Slovenian Statehood Day 2012

Slovenian Statehood Day 2012
Cleveland City Hall
June 22, 2012

On June 25, 1991 Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia. To celebrate the 21 years of Slovenian Statehood, a special event was held in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall with dignitaries, music and food. Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Jure émauc and Mrs. Janja émauc hosted the event.

Sloveninian Statehood Day at Cleveland City Hall


Nika émauc, daughter of the Consul General, served as Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening.

Nika Zmauc, daughter of the Slovenian Consul General, at podium

Nika émauc

Nika Zmauc, daughter of the Slovenian Consul General, at podium

Martina Jakomin sang the US National Anthem.

Martina Jakomin Singing the National Anthem

Martina Jakomin


Singing the National Anthem - Mayor Frank Jackson, Mike Polensek and Joe Cimperman


Then Slovenian Composer Professor Oto Vrhovnik played the Slovenian National Anthem on the saxophone.

Professor Oto Vrhovnik

Professor Oto Vrhovnik

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson spoke and gave a proclamation to Consul General émauc.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson





Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson speaking


Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson


Slovenian Consul Jure Zmauc and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Slovenian Consul Jure émauc and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson


Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek spoke.

Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek

Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek





Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman spoke.

Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman

Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman


Cleveland Councilman Joe Cimperman





Ohio State Representative Kenny Yuko

Ohio State Representative Kenny Yuko





Slovenian Statehood Day at Cleveland City Hall


Michael Patterson from Congressman Kucinich's office presented a proclamation to the Consul General.

Michael Patterson from Congressman Kucinich's office presented a proclamation to the Consul General of Slovenia

Consul General émauc and Michael Patterson







Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Jure émauc

Nika émauc introduced her father, Consul General
of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Jure émauc


Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Jure émauc





Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Jure émauc

Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Jure émauc and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson


After the formal ceremony, Slovenian composer and saxophonist Oto Vrhovnik entertained the crowd.




Slovenian composer and saxophonist Oto Vrhovnik

Oto Vrhovnik performing


Frank Jackson, Mike Polensek, Joe Cimperman and Otp Vrhovnik


Slovenian composer and saxophonist Oto Vrhovnik


Slovenian composer and saxophonist Oto Vrhovnik and Martina Jakomin

Oto Vrhovnik and Martina Jakomin

The gathering then enjoyed Slovenian food and wine as Mr Vrhovnik mingled in the crowd playing his saxophone.

Cecilia Dolgan singing as Oto Vrhovnik plays the sax

Cecilia Dolgan singing as Oto Vrhovnik plays the sax

Singing at Slovenian Statehood Day



Councilman Mike Polensek, Consul General Jure Zmauc, Nika Zmauc, Oto Vrhovnik, Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilman Joe Cimperman and Martina Jakomin

Councilman Mike Polensek, Consul General Jure Zmauc, Nika Zmauc, Oto Vrhovnik, Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilman Joe Cimperman and Martina Jakomin



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