Since 1983, UAST provided it's members and guests many opportunities
to celebrate the rich traditions of Ukraine through planned activities.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, in-person events are on hold until further notice.
We continue to be creative in finding new ways to communicate with you!
We invite you to join us!
Throughout the year, UAST Board Members coordinate events that highlight Ukrainian holidays and cultural activities which provide an opportunity for fellowship, entertainment, education and remembrance.
Please keep in mind that our events may now change or be cancelled due to the needs and safety of our members and guests.
There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer as a young member of UAST. Middle and High School Students can earn community service / extra credit, so contact us and learn ways to help!
Corporate or Small Business
Are you looking to advertise your business? Submit your information to UAST and we will review various opportunities for your information to be in front of our community.
Ukrainian New Years Event
Starting off the new year with friends, fine food, entertainment, dancing and socializing is the way UAST likes to do it! Usually we choose to have the event at a Hotel, where out of town guests can spend the night and not have far to go to rest up! We have had upwards of 250 guests at a time and since this is our once a year fundraiser for UAST, we have raffle items that help raise funds for the year's expenses.
As we progress through the changes that the Covid-19 Pandemic has cast upon our routines, stay tuned to our website for updates to the upcoming Malanka.
Usually classes are held at St. Sophia Ukrainian Catholic Church two weeks before Easter, just in time to make Pysanky ready to be put into the basket for church blessing. For this event, we only accept reservations since the class fills up quickly. The youngest Pysanky maker is 8 years old and we have gone up to 78!
This event will be on hold until further notice, but stay tuned for next year's opportunities!
Famous Ukrainian Poet
Taras Shevchenko is the most famous Ukrainian Artist and Poet who is honored more than any other figure in Ukraine. He gave his life for Ukraine after many years in prison for his love and expression of everything Ukrainian. During the times of the Soviet Union, Ukrainian culture, language, religion and many customs were forbidden. Ukrainian communities around the world will hold events to commemorate Taras' legacy. We hope to meet in the future to reflect on his life and talents.
Our Ukrainian Community has had a wonderful history of meeting yearly to just unwind and enjoy good food, company and family events at either parks or backyards. UAST will continue to find ways that we can socialize but be safe as we plan events around the Covid-19 Pandemic Guidelines.
UAST Academic Scholarship Awards
The Ukrainian American Society of Texas is pleased to support the efforts of our Ukrainian community's students who commit themselves to higher education. The Academic Scholarship is awarded to students of Ukrainian heritage or lineage who are currently seniors in high school and plan to attend college in the fall. If the student did not apply during their senior year, they can apply for the scholarship in their first year of college.
The Ukrainian American Society will contribute a minimum annual amount of $300 to the Academic Scholarship Award per recipient. The scholarship will be awarded without regard to creed, color, sex or religion. This year's deadline for submission is September 15th. Review the guidelines here and you can obtain the application here.
Ukrainian Independence Day
Ukrainians are very passionate about their traditions, finding every opportunity to share with others all the beautiful customs that bring our community together while never forgetting the past struggles our country and ancestors had to endure to achieve freedom. The Bandura, Ukraine's treasured national instrument is showcased at various Ukrainian holidays and special events. We are fortunate to have a few Bandura players and one of them, Mark Krasij has even composed some songs that he shares here:
Zapovit and Topolya - Enjoy!!
UAST Cultural Scholarship Awards
The Ukrainian American Society of Texas is pleased to provide a monetary award to a young adult under the age of 21 who has attended an event that will help to preserve and promote the Ukrainian Culture. This includes but is not limited to Ukrainian music, language, dance classes or camps.
The Ukrainian American Society will contribute an annual amount of $250 with additional funds potentially being added from individual donations and/or from a selected fundraiser during the year. Participation in a Ukrainian class or camp must result in demonstration of sharing this information within the Dallas/Fort Worth community. The scholarship will be awarded without regard to creed, color, sex or religion. Review the guidelines here and download the application by October 15th, here.
Our mission is to promote, preserve and celebrate our culture. We can promote our culture by educating those around us, especially children and their parents. UAST occasionally is invited to present our culture at international events and we are happy to showcase our beautiful items of embroidery, wooden crafts, jewelry, pysanky and musical instruments!
Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
The UCCA's mission is to support cultural, educational, and humanitarian activities that emphasize the Ukrainian American heritage and provide support for Ukraine's newly developing democracy. UAST is a member organization locally supporting UCCA on a national level.
Compass For Your Cause
UAST is a member of BBVA Compass Bank and as a NonProfit Organization we qualify for a great program that we hope you will support.
If you are looking to open a new checking account, choose to use BBVA Compass. When you open your account, order a Visa Check Card and reference it to our Affinity #117419 and you can also choose to add our UAST logo to it. In addition, make at least 5 credit transactions using your debit card and account within the first 60 days of opening the account. BBVA will deposit a royalty payment of $50.00 into our business account for every new account opened from our membership!
In addition, with every 3 qualifying transactions made by our members using their Visa Check Card, we will receive a royalty payment equal to .25% of the amount of purchase. All of this costs you nothing. Simply open an account, order a card, and use it as you normally would while supporting UAST at the same time! This is one way to show your support to UAST.
KROGER Community Rewards Program
RENEW EVERY SEPTEMBER !
Once a year your can enroll in Kroger Rewards Program and a percentage of your purchases will be matched by Kroger and donated to UAST. This is a win-win! Tell your friends about it too!