SLOVEnski Festival September 26th, 2020

Welcome to The Slovenian National Home, Indianapolis Social Club

Collaborating to celebrate our Slovenian heritage social club

KSKJ St. Aloysius Lodge #52


Saint Aloysius Lodge #52 was formed over one hundred years ago in Indianapolis and is one of seventy lodges of the American Slovenian Catholic Union (K.S.K.J.). The K.S.K.J. was established in Joliet, IL in 1894 and currently has over 25,000 members throughout the United States. The K.S.K.J. is a Catholic fraternal life insurance society which offers life insurance products and fraternal activities as well as events for the benefit of the membership and friends

SNPJ Lodge #34


Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota  (SNPJ) Franc Preseren Lodge 34

Organized on December 22, 1905 and the holder of 19 shares of the Slovenian National Home (SNH), SNPJ is now known as the Slovene National Benefit Society.  SNPJ is a Non-Profit Fraternal Insurance Organization founded in 1904.  There are over 225 friendly lodges across America.  They continue to offer Life Insurance and IRA Annuities as well as other services.

Our Lodge has over 300 members and meets four times a year and continues to support the SNH.  We try to have four dinners at the SNH throughout the year in which we provide all the food, preparation and serving with all proceeds going to the SNH.  Our current officers are President Mary Dragan, Secretary/Treasurer Jerry Watson and Auditors Angie Dragan and Jennifer Velikan.  Our Lodge would be very happy to welcome any new members!



Started in 1926, the Slovenian Women's Union was the first national  organization to provide burial  insurance for women of Slovenian ancestry.  Branch #5 Indianapolis was incorporated in 1927. Early members met at the Slovenian National Home on Thursday mornings, with meetings and pitch in lunches shared along with conversations of daily life in the Slovenian community of Haughville.  As times changed, associate and social members were accepted, and as more women joined the workforce, it became more and more difficult to host monthly meetings and get new members.  Insurance policies are no longer issued, and membership includes both women and men.  Now known as SLOVENIAN UNION OF AMERICA,  SUA focus is on Slovenian genealogy, preserving traditions and customs, foods and cultures, and quarterly magazine "ZARJA" that features music, travel and history, plus reports from all the branches nationwide.  Indianapolis Branch #5 is a non profit, social club that meets at the Nash several times a year, host Friday night dinners, special events with other Indy Slovenian organizations.  For more SUA info, contact : Mary Dragan:  Karen Zarich:  Phyllis Fon:

Indianapolis Piran Sister City Committee


Established in 2001, IPSCC maintains regular contact with municipal and educational officials in Piran. Our primary focus are educational exchanges between elementary schools and universities in Indianapolis and Piran.  For more info, please contact Josef Laposa 

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