The Slo-Ish bowling tournament started 4 years ago in April 2012. Colleen Frank was on her way to a Slovenian meeting and thought there should be an event that both ethnic groups did together and maybe grow the memberships of both groups. Bowling came to mind.
When she went to the SNPJ meeting they loved the idea. She also met with the board of the Irish Club and they loved the idea.
They support both groups by trading off the hosting of the event. One year the after party is at the Irish American Club Pub and the next year it at the Slovenian Home/Recher Hall Club Room.
You don't have to be a member of either organization to bowl. They average about 72 bowlers each year.
Gina Volpe (SloIsh event co-Chairperson), Joe Evanish
and Colleen Frank (SloIsh event co-Chairperson)
Joe Evanish SNPJ President and Lou Novak SNPJ Executive Board member
Lou Novak, Karen O'Donnell(manager Recher Hall and Secretary for SNPJ Lodge 158) and Joe Evanish
Greg Volpe, Joanne and Mick Planisek and Gina Volpe (Slovenian)
After Party at the Irish American Club East Side
Sandy Sakenes, Ann Turk, Linda Burke, Jan and Joe Manarino
Terri Sebolt,Greg Volpe,Kathleen Gilles,Dan Minello,Gina Volpe,Sami Volpe, Tony Horejs,Jan Smrdel and Harry Volpe
Karen O'Donnell(Manager of Slovenian Society Home Euclid), Gary and Liz Smrdel, Sue Srnick, Anna Horabic
1st row Marilyn ,Diane and Dan Horabic, 2nd row Liz Smrdel, Jessica Stieble, Coleen Frank Jr, Jan Smrdel, 3rd row Michael and Martin Tomsic(Slovenian)
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Gina Volpe, Joe Evanish, Lou Novak and Colleen Frank
Tournament Champs for the Irish Colleen Frank and Tim Desan
SNPJ President Joe Evanish from PA and Kim Skovenski (drummer/singer) for Eddie Rodick Orchestra and Party of Five
Brian O'Boyle,Katie Miskulin Don Srnick and Joe Evanish
Brian O'Boyle, Katie Miskulin, RJ Likovic,Don Srnick, Terry Skovenski(Bass player with Eddie Rodick and Party of Five) Bob Harwood, Jan Smrdel and Marlene Skovenski
Colleen Frank and Tim Desan - Irish roll off winners with Kim Miller and Rick Miller - Slovenian roll of winners
Colleen Frank and Tim Desan Tournament Champs
Joe and Annette Gvora and Joe and Jan Manarino (Irish)
Terry Polsak, Rose Jancigar, Miki Lewis and Pam Rife(Slovenian)
Kim and Rick Miller, Cindy Smith and Joe Horhay (Slovenian)
Bob and Michelle Murphy with Laura and Bernie Mertski (Irish)
Kathleen Gilles, Dan Minillo, Harry Volpe and Terry Sebolt(Slovenian)
Tommy Alex and Sandy Sakenes with Jim Burke (Irish)
Lee Smerdel, Michael and Martin Tomsic and RJ Likovic (Slovenian)
Don and Sandy Morton with Debbie and Keith McFadden (Irish)
Jake and Craig Young Jimmy Baucher Mark Krysiak (Slovenian)
David Srnick, Susie Syria-Yuhsz, Maria Deangelis and Danny Elam (Irish)
Billy Frank, Sami Volpe and Colleen Frank Jr
sitting Billy and Colleen Frank
standing Sami Volpe, Tony Horejs, Jessica Stieble, Tommy Davis, Terry Halaburda and Liz Smrdel (Irish/Slovenian)
Patty Maynard, Bob Harwood, Colleen Frank and Tim Desan (Irish)
Rose and Bud Eppich with Terry and Marianne O'Brien (Irish)
Dan and Diane Horabic, Sue Srnick and Jan Smrdel (Irish)
Susie Syria-Yuhasz, Marlene and Terry Skovenski,
Katie Miskulin and Kim Rodick
Lori Keefer, Ashley Russ, Tina Siefert and Bob Russ (Slovenian)
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