August 30, 2019

Club Suzie-Q meets again at Soyuzivka


Andrew Hrechak

The participants of Club Suzie-Q 2019.


KERHONKSON, N.Y. – As they have each year since 1984, members of Club Suzie-Q gathered at Soyuzivka in the second week of August to reunite with old friends and make new acquaintances. This year’s 26 attendees came from the northeastern U.S., as well as Ottawa and Montreal.

Activities included day trips to Lake Mohonk, Woodstock and Kingston, discussions on Ukraine, hiking at Lake Minnewaska, plus travelogue and nature photography presentations by club members. Members explored area restaurants, enjoyed leisurely breakfasts and dinners in the Soyuzivka dining room, relaxed by the pool and took in scenic mountain views from the Veselka patio.

A highlight of the week was the August 10 “zabava” (dance), with the crowning of Miss Soyuzivka and the enthusiastic “Kolomyika” performances by young dance camp participants.

Kudos were expressed to Club Suzie-Q organizers Roma Nightengale and Andrew Hrechak, who have already announced the date of next year’s event: August 8 to 15, 2020. For information, readers may contact Ms. Nightengale at