Archive for February, 2015

I am excited to announce about another cultural event that is coming up later this month – Maslenitsa Celebration at the Russian Cultural Gardens, which will be hosted on Sunday, February 22nd from noon to 3:30 p.m. Please see the announcement below and the attached flier. Maslenitsa_En

Maslenitsa is an Eastern European carnival that celebrates the departure of winter and the arrival of spring and features various sorts of pancakes and crepes with Russian tea from the samovar, pancake and crepe cook-off and eating contest, networking opportunities with local Russian entrepreneurs, Russian limericks (chastushki), best Russian costume babushka competition, games for kids, pictures with Maslenitsa doll and matryoshka nesting dolls and much more.

To find more detailed information and to RSVP for the event, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pancake-cook-off-and-eating-contest-maslenitsa-in-the-russian-cultural-garden-registration-15461392441.

You can also find more information about the Russian Cultural Garden by visiting http://www.russianculturalgarden.com/

If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact Olga Nagdaseva at nagdaseva@gmail.com or (440) 452-3784.

Thank you in advance for your interest and we hope to see many of you at the Russian Maslenitsa Celebration on February 22nd!


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Dear NOTA Members,

I am writing to announce that NOTA Board has a couple of positions to fill: Public Relations Chair and Newsletter Editor. We are contacting to kindly ask you if you would be willing to step in for one or both of these positions. Please note that both positions are volunteering positions, however, the benefits of taking on these positions with NOTA are enormous. Not only you will be able to network with other language specialists and share the knowledge about our industry, you will also be given a unique opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills and to serve your community.

Please find the description of each position below:

Public Relations Chair

The person elected as Public Relations Chair shall prepare all publicity, public relations and other such materials to be released or otherwise produced by the Association. To this end, the Public Relations Chair shall be fully authorized to designate one or more persons from the Association’s membership to assist, individually or as a committee, in the aforesaid activities.

Newsletter Editor

The person elected as Newsletter Editor shall prepare, design and edit quarterly NOTA Bene newsletters and distribute them to the membership. Experience in writing and editing newsletters is a great plus.

The positions are a two-year commitment. The NOTA Board meets quarterly for approximately one hour, either in person or virtually (via Skype). NOTA requires a quorum to exist and currently does not meet that standard. You can locate our bylaws at the following link: http://www.notatranslators.org/byLaws.aspx.

If you have any questions concerning either position or would be willing to step in to serve on the NOTA Executive Committee, please reply to John P. Shaklee at jshaklee@att.net or (330) 327-2189 and indicate the position of your interest.

Finally, on behalf of the entire NOTA Board and myself personally, I would like to thank our resigning Public Relations Chair Svetlana Ball for her time and dedication for providing excellent service to NOTA and wish her best of luck in all her pursuits.

Thank you in advance for your interest and dedication to NOTA!

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Dear NOTA Members,

South-Western City Schools in Grove City is looking to fill the Substitute German Teacher position. More detailed information about this posting can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/swcsd.us/human-resources/

If you have teaching background or a degree in German, please contact Director of Certificated Personnel, Kevin Laffin at (614) 801-3068.

Thank you in advance for your interest!

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Dear NOTA Members and Guests,

Happy New Year 2015! As we are starting off 2015, NOTA would like to cordially invite you as well as your family, friends and colleagues to attend the 2015 Holiday Banquet to celebrate the New Year with us!

This year our Holiday Banquet will take place on Saturday, February 14th at Emperor’s Palace, an authentic Cantonese cuisine restaurant located right in the heart of Cleveland at 2136 Rockwell Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114. The dinner will start around 5:30 p.m. (following the Pippin musical) and will feature some of the most exquisite selections from Dim Sum Chinese and Cantonese cuisine including but not limited to: Crab Rangoon, Roast Pork Hong Kong Style, Sichuan Chili Shrimp, Hong Kong Style Lobster, Peking Duck, Empress Pork Chop, Spicy Salt Baked Frog, Emperor’s Egg Tarts and much more. Please see the flier attached for more detailed information about the menu. Also, you may view the complete menu by visiting Emperor’s Palace website at http://www.emperorspalacecle.webs.com, if you would prefer to order other items (that are not listed on the flier) à la carte. 2015_NOTA_Holiday_Banquet_Flier

The prices for menu selections vary. The average cost of the complete dinner (that includes one appetizer, one soup, one entrée, one dessert and one beverage) is approximately $30.00/person. Each guest will receive a separate bill after the dinner, which will be payable directly to Emperor’s Palace and not to NOTA.

To RSVP, please email Vitaliy at vvp13ster@gmail.com and indicate the total number of guests in your group (including yourself) that will be attending the dinner. The deadline to RSVP for 2015 NOTA Holiday Banquet is Tuesday, February 10th, 2015, 10:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or need any additional information about the event, please contact NOTA Programs & Events Chair Vitaliy at (216) 773-8792 or at vvp13ster@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance for your interest and we look forward to having you join us with your loved ones to celebrate the New Year and the Valentine’s Day!

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