National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum
605 East 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123
Toll Free: 1-800-66POLKA
Florence Unetich never imposed a limit in giving her time and talents to the American-Slovenian
community. Born to sing, Florence pursued her avocation across every spectrum-- solo
to ensemble; opera to drama; sacred to commercial; ethnic to All-American; professional
to charitable--even giving her own concert in 1947. Her most notable affiliations
were over sixty years with Jadran Singing Society, where she served in many capacities
including seventeen years as President, and with Angela Zabjek as the "Jadran Songbirds"
performing at concerts,on radio and television, and on their own LP album. A pillar
in the community, Florence joined the Board of the Progressive Slovene Women of America
in 1975, becoming President in 1983; was Cultural Trustee and chaired the Nominations/
Awards Committee of the American-Slovenian Polka Foundation from 1988 to 1997; was
a Trustee for the Slovene Home for the Aged; was on the Executive Committee of Slovene
Izseljenska Matica; and served with many other cultural and civic organizations.