Our History

The Nebraska Czechs of York organization was chartered on January 24, 2002 in York, Nebraska, at Union Bank and Trust.  John Fiala of Lincoln, state president, presented the charter to the new officers:  Jean Lamp, President; JoAnn Kuester, Vice President; Mary Jo Karnopp, Secretary; and Roy Krula, Treasurer.

Additional charter members included:  Patricia Collister, Beth Gordan, Erma Jean Heine, Pamela Hromadka, Gary Karnopp, Lola Schall, Aloha Schmid, Helen Senff, Leon Svoboda and Don Votova.

The group meets for monthly meetings and programs eight months out of the year.  They sponsored a queen candidate in the state pageant for the first time in 2003.  They held their first October Czechfest in 2005.    

Member of the Year Recipients

Each year the Nebraska Czechs of York select a “Member of the Year” who has made significant contributions to the club. 

The recipients have been:

2016 – Bernie Scripture
2015 – Dave Vavra
2014 – Don Osentowski
2013 – Ed Schall
​2012 – Bernice Mettenbrink
2011 – Pat Carpenter

2010 – Lola Schall
2009 – Bill Drury
2008 – Pam Hromadka
2007 – Jean Lamp
2006 – Sheila Kulhanek
2005 – JoAnn Kuester

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