American Sokol Southern District




The Southern District provides a means to coordinate the efforts of individual Ameican Sokol Units of Texas and Oklahoma to assist them in achieving the following goals:

  1. Fulfill the needs of Americans through the activities and traditions set forth by Miroslav Týrs, Doctor of Philosophy and founder of the Sokol movement, and the forefathers who brought the Sokol Idea to the United States.
  2. Provide training in good citizenship in the spirit of the Constitution of the United States of America.
  3. Provide training and means for individuals to enhance their physical and moral well being.
  4. Educate succeeding generations in the Czech and Slovak language and cultural life.
  5. Perpetuate Sokol history and contribute to the advancement of the Sokol movement worldwide.


Sokol KHB Ennis is the headquarters & seat of the Southern District.

Location :Sokol Activity Center at 2622 East Hwy 34  Ennis, Texas

Southern District Executive Board

President - Robert Podhrasky

Vice President - Jerry Milan

Second Vice President - Ronnie Merecka

Third Vice President - Lakn Dieterich

Secretary - Rhonda Liska

Financial Secretary - Mary Steinman

Treasurer - Mary Steinman

Educational Director - Nina Marcussen

Public Relations Director - Liz Krajca

Men's Physical Director - Rome Milan

Women's Physical Director - Barbara Dillard

Membership Director -

Bylaws Chairman -

Other Offices

Historian - Jerry Sijansky

American Czech Culture Society Rep - Bob Podhrasky

Texans of Czech Ancestry Rep -


(214) 368-5608

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Units of the Southern District

Sokol KHB Ennis

Sokol Zizka Dallas

Sokol Ft. Worth

Sokol West

TJ Sokol Houston

Sokol Corpus Christi

Sokol Karel Havlicek Yukon, OK

Texans Of Czech Ancestry (TOCA) & TCHCC

Texans Of Czech Ancestry (TOCA) serves to improve and facilitate communication among Czech-founded organizations. Member organizations of TOCA are the American Sokol Southern District; Bexar County Czech Heritage Society (BCCHS); Catholic Family Fraternal (KJZT); Catholic Union of Texas (KJT); Czech Educational Foundation of Texas (CEFT); Czech Ex Students Association of Texas (CESAT); Czech Heritage Society of Texas (CHS); Czech Heritage Society of Travis/Williamson Counties; Farm Mutual Insurance Company of Texas (RVOS); and the Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas (SPJST). A representative from each organization serves on the TOCA board. In 1997, the TOCA board founded the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center (TCHCC) in La Grange, TX.

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Southern District Slet 2019 Information



Once each year, the American Sokol units in our district gather for a weekend of competitions and social activities. In the Czech language, this gathering is called a “Slet.”


June 7 – 9, 2019

Host Unit:

Sokol KHB Ennis

Sokol Activity Center, 2622 E. Hwy. 34, Ennis, TX 75119

Preliminary Schedule:

June 7 (7:00 PM) – Volleyball tournament, clubroom social with music by the Moravians

June 8 (8:00 AM) – Open stretch and Warm up

June 8 (9:00 AM) – Gymnastics competitions Session 1 start

June 8 (1:00 PM) – Gymnastics competitions Session 2 start

June 8 (1:00 PM) – Tyrs Sokol Pool available to participants and their families throughout the 


June 8 (7:00 PM) – Party and activities at the Tyrs Sokol Pool, Patio & Clubroom (Free 


June 9 (9:00 AM) – Track & field events, Practice for program, lunch

June 9 (1:00 PM) – Slet Closing Program: Grand March, Special numbers, Calisthenics, Awards

Session details have not been scheduled at this time. A firm schedule will be released as competition participation numbers become available. The survey below is needed as soon as possible in order to get an idea of how many participants to prepare for.


Sandwiches will be served at Friday events and the kitchen will be open all day Saturday and Sunday with options like breakfast items, fruit, stuffed baked potatoes, corn dogs, salads, barbeque sandwiches, hamburgers, fries and with pizza options at the Saturday evening party.

Entry Fees

$45 – Female & Male artistic compulsory competitions (fee includes Cal t-shirt)

$0 - No tot skills competition; Tot participation included in the Sunday Slet Closing program

$25 – Volleyball Teams (each team) (minimum volleyball age: 12)

$ 0 -- No individual fee for those on a volleyball team (no Cal t-shirt)

$10 – Calisthenics participant only (fee covers the Cal T-shirt)

$15 – Extra Slet T-shirts

$30 – Per Unit for participation in the track and field events


Quality Inn - Ennis

107 Chamber of Commerce Drive

Ennis, TX 75119

Located at I-45 Intersection with State Hwy 34 & Bus Hwy 287 – Exit 251B off I-45


30 rooms available Friday 6/7

40 rooms available Saturday 6/8

Room Rates are as follows:

1 Queen Bed, $79 + tax per night

1 King Bed or Two Beds, $84 + tax per night

To receive special rates, guests must reserve directly with the hotel by calling 972-875-9641 and requesting the Sokol rate. Reservations made online or through 3rde party sites will not qualify for the special rates. Block will be held until May 14, 2019; after that date, any rooms not confirmed and reserved will be released.

Quality Inn Ennis features a large and beautifully landscaped pool and hot tub, an oak-shaded patio and sitting area, plus lots of green space for kids to play. Breakfast is served every morning and includes eggs, sausage, waffles, biscuits/gravy, plus all the continental items. Guests can walk to Wal-Mart, Chili’s Bar and Grill, Denny’s, Waffle House, Whataburger, Wendy’s, and other shopping.

La Quinta Inn and Suites – Ennis

110 South Sonoma Trail (near I-45 and Hwy 34)

Ennis, TX 75119


Continental Breakfast included

Sokol Activity Center RV Camp - Ennis

10 Sites available – first come first serve

30 amp electric only, water made available to fill personal tanks

$20 per night or $30 for the weekend

Contact Thomas 214-236-5168 or to reserve site

Contact Elaine for housing questions / additional info.