I hope I gave back to the community and everybody who had helped me with my work
Štefan Klepaček was born on 20 August 1950 in the small town of Bela Crkva in the then Yugoslavia to a Czech-Hungarian family, and they spoke Serbian at home. Bela Crkva is in the south of Banat, in the northwest part of Serbia near the Romanian border. Štefan Klepaček received his primary and secondary education in his hometown, and then served in the Yugoslav People’s Army. He graduated in economics in Belgrade and worked in the field. He joined the Bela Crkva Municipal Authority in 1982 as the Head of the Finance Department and then worked as a finance expert and receiver. He got involved in the local Czech community in the late 1990s. Since the Matica češka foundation was left in Daruvar, Croatia after Yugoslavia fell apart, he founded an association for the Czech minority under the same name in Bela Crkva in 1997. He still claims membership in the Czech national minority in Serbia and chairs Matica češka. He was also one of the founders of the Czech Nationality Council and chaired it from 2010 to 2015.