Royal Charity Ball 2024

Royal Ball 2024

Join us for an enchanting night of art, music, and philanthropy.
Wear your most formal attire, and immerse yourself in a world of elegance and generosity.
Bid at the silent auction, enjoy music, dancing, food & drinks, and support a great cause!
Let’s come together for an unforgettable night of Royal Charity Ball in support of Russian Heritage Society!
Tickets are $55 per person
Ticket includes: appetizers, dessert and performance
Wine and non-alcoholic beverage service available for the duration of the event

List the names of the attendees with your reservation fill out the form:  Guests Attending

Royal Ball 


April 2024

4:00 – 9 p.m.

James P. Davis Hall
East Dr, Kansas City, KS 66109


Entertainment program

Featured local performers 





From classical to modern


Unable to attend but want to  make a contribution ? We would appreciate your donation!



Dance to a variety of tunes by Big Time Entertainment “Dueling Pianos”



Children Read Summer Enrichment Program

Children Read

Summer Enrichment Program 

During the summer meetings we read at least 15 books, practiced writing skills, sang songs, recited poems and made memories!

All the teachers are excited to start a new school year on August 31 and welcome our students after summer break!

Fill out the form if you wish to register your children for clases :

Our students stories| Russian Language School Registration

Monthly summer meetings in the library

  • many children learn how to read to be able to participate in this program 
  • children get to bring their favorite stories
  • great program for all ages

“Reading is essencial for those who seek to rise above rodinary.”

Jim Rohn

Jane Romanova-Hrenchir

Project coordiator 


Rozalia Asoyan (Розалия Христофоровна Асоян)



Розалия Христофоровна Асоян

С Розалией Христофоровной мы познакомились более пятнадцати лет назад. С первой минуты общения, я была поражена её живости и харизматичности. У Розалии, когда она еще жила в квартире в центре Канзас-Сити, всегда были сладости для гостей. Приходишь к ней, тут же чай и торт, как будто ждала… Розалия решила, что хочет рисовать уже в 83. Она посещала уроки рисования некоторое время, а потом нарисовала столько картин, что стала дарить их своим друзьям. Мне одна тоже досталась. Есть в ней такое что-то магическое: вечер, девушка стоит у дерева на берегу озера и смотрит на свет в окошке дома. Я еще тогда спросила: «Розалия, это вы?». Картину Розалия подписала «Женечке на память». Роза. У Розалии никого не было в Канзас-Сити, муж умер давно, она так и была одна. Мы редко говорили о нём, хотя несколько раз она грустно о нём вспоминала.

Розалия была необыкновенная, сильная духом, мужественная, но очень женственная. Всегда она была ухожена, с красивой прической, длинными ногтями и конечно всегда улыбалась.

Мы часто навещали Розалию, когда она переехала в дом престарелых. Постепенно она стала забывать кто к ней приходит, но каждый раз с удовольствием с нами знакомилась. Мы пели ей песни, знакомые с юности, а она улыбалась. Первого апреля ей исполнилось бы 99 лет. Хрупкая женщина, которая была актрисой театра Баку, снайпером во время Великой Отечественной Войны, свободным художником, уснула 27 марта 2022 года.

Спасибо Вам, Розалия, за наше общение. Пусть земля будет пухом.



Celebrating WWII Victory Day 

Celebrating 92nd birthday 



Visiting Rozalia in the nursing home in 2021

SWWII Veteran Medal Award 2015


Rozaliya Asoyan

We met Rozalia Asoyan more than fifteen years ago. From the first moment I was astonished how charismatic and lively she was. When Rozaliya lived in downtown Kansas city apartment, she always had sweet for guests. When we visited her, she would always make tea with cake as if she was prepared to see us. Roza decided she wanted to paint when she was 83 years old. She was attending art lessons for some time and later drew so many paintings that she started giving them as gifts to her friends. I dot one too. There is something magical in this painting: young girl standing by the tree next to a lake and looking at the light in the window of the nearby house. I asked her then: “Rozalia, is that you?” She signed it for me “To Jane as memory”. Rosa. Rozalia did not have any family members in Kansas city, her husband died and she has always lived alone since. We rarely talked about him, only a couple of times she mentioned him with sadness.

Rozalia was an incredible person, courageous, strong willed but very feminine. She has always looked neat, with nicely styled hair, long nails and she was always smiling.

We often visited Rozalia when she moved to the nursing home. Gradually she started forgetting us, but every time she was happy to get acquainted. We sang songs to her that were familiar to her since youth, she smiled.  She would have been 99 on April 1st. Fragile woman, who was an actress in Baku, sniper during the World War II, an artist, she fell asleep at night  on march 27 2022.

Thank you, Rozalia, for your friendship. May you rest in peace.









Rozaliya Asoyan 98th Birthday Celebration

Rozaliya Asoyan 98th

 Birthday Celebration

Jane and Dan from Russian Heritage Society visited Roza in a nursing home on April 1 to celebrate Roza’s birthday. She was in great spirits and was very happy to have visitors.

Rozalia moved to Kansas City in the 90s from Baku and since then participated in many events and even learned how to paint. Rozalia has gifted her friends paintings she created as a memory of friendship with her. 

Rozaliya Asoyan is an actress from Baku and WWII veteran

Rozaliya Asoyan with birthday flowers







Roza’s room

Roza enjoys listening to music, especially she likes old Russian songs. Dan plays guitar and traditional Russian instrument Balalayka.

Rozaliya resides in a Kansas City where she is visited by her friends from Russian speaking community

75th Victory Day Anniversary

Victory Day 2020

August 1st, 2020 Russian Heritage Society celebrated 75th Victory Day Anniversary. The Celebration took place at the Elmridge room of the Tomahawk Hills Golf Course.

The program of the evening included: buffet style appetisers, music program and special scholarship award: Doctor Sergey Charanov scholarship 2020.

Megan Luttrell, the musician from Lawrence Kansas perfromed “Moscow Nights” to open the celebration .  Megan has been learning Russian language in the University of Kansas. Her repertoire includes several songs in Russian such as: Black Eyes, Kalinka, Moscow Nights. 

“Thank you for asking me be part of this special event.” Megan Luttrell 

“World War II took at least 25 million people in Russia alone.”


Elmridge Room

Tomahawk Hill golf course

The celebration incuded watching the Victory Day parade that took place in Moscow, Russia. Jane also shared videos of previous Victory Day celebrations. Dan and Jane performed traditional songs and shared pictures of  WWII veterans.