United Miners Soccer Club RUDAR in New York celebrated on March 2 (last Saturday) 25th Anniversary of the existence. Celebration took place in Dante Caterers grand hall with few hundreds of club's members, their families and friends of the club attended the program. Club's folklore group performed Istrian folk dances. After dinner music band Magnolia from Istra entertained the happy people of New York Metropolitan area. Polkas, valcers, rock & roll, disco, narodno kolo etc., were the dances of the night.
March 2, 1921 was the day when Labin Republic was proclaimed by the Istrian miners. That was the first known revolt against coming Fascist dictatorship in Europe. The same day was chosen by the Croatian sons and daughters of Labin's miners in New York to establish the United Miners Soccer club in Astoria as a remembrance to that historic date.
Rudar (Miner) Club was establish on March 2, 1977. Twenty five years of dedicated work in soccer, folklore, cards, hunting and Istrian hospitality came to the day of celebration of silver anniversary. Croatian community in New York Metropolitan area is very proud of the Rudar's club success. All of you who want to congratulate to the club, you can do that to e-mail your congratulations to the President of the club Mr. Walter Cekada. His e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org Rudar Club telephone is (718) 786-5833
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