New Croatian Organization in the San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area is home to thousands of Croatians, but unlike some
other Croatian communities in the US and Canada, we don't have a Croatian
center. The Croatian youth here has finally taken the initiative and has begun
the process of organizing a non-profit organization which will promote Croatian
culture in the Bay Area. We will hold various fundraising social and educational
events in the hopes of one day, building a Croatian Center.
Our first event, a New Year's Eve celebration, was a success and our next one,
the Petar Graso concert on the 5th of February, should be as well. We welcome
all Croatians. Our new website, http://www.crocenter.com , will serve as our
"Virtual Center" and will allow us to communicate as well as provide resources
on all things Croatian. Our plan through the website is to add discussion
boards, a blog, articles, historic resources, and potentially an online store
of Croatian products. The ideas and enthusiasm are flowing wildly. We now need
to take action.
If you live in the greater San Francisco Bay Area or are planning on visiting
the area, please visit our website www.crocenter.com to check out our
upcoming events. If you're not from the area, please stop by online to see what
we're up to. We also welcome all Croatians to join our mailing list (visit us
online for more info).
We have sadly been seeing a division and a lack of interest among Croatians in
our area over the years. I know this is not something unique to our area, but
it's sad. We hope to reverse the effect.
Pozdrav iz Kalifornije,