|On Saturday, June 26th at 11:00am eastern, the NFCA will be co-hosting with the Croatian Fraternal Union, a global webinar salute to the founding of the Republic of Croatia's democracy. The NFCA's webinar will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Independence Day and to honor another "Statehood Day" (1990 milestone) and Croatia's successful and historic road to democracy and it's independence achieved especially in the 1990-1991 time frame.|
National Federation of Croatian Americans Cultural Foundation (NFCA) and Croatian Fraternal Union (CFU) To Celebrate Thirty Plus Years of Croatian Independence on June 26th Celebration Webinar
On Saturday, June 26th at 11:00am eastern, the NFCA will be co-hosting with the Croatian Fraternal Union, a global webinar salute to the founding of the Republic of Croatia's democracy. The NFCA's webinar will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Independence Day and to honor another "Statehood Day" (1990 milestone) and Croatia's successful and historic road to democracy and it's independence achieved especially in the 1990-1991 time frame.
Please let us invite you to a virtual celebration to mark thirty plus years of Croatian Independence (Croatian: Dan Državnosti) and filled with traditional Croatian music and notable speakers. This event will be held on June 26th via a webinar to benefit the Special Olympics organization in Croatia!
Kolinda Grabar Kitarović
We will also commemorate this momentous day with keynote speeches by Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, the former President of the Republic of Croatia and Peter Galbraith, the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia. We are so honored to feature as co-headliners these two very prominent diplomats and principals whose leadership to assist Croatia's developing democracy was so instrumental at critical junctures over the past thirty years.
Independence Day festivities will include a live singing performance from Dubrovnik. Petar Sambrailo (left) and Marijo Anđelić (right), are well known 1st and 2nd tenors in the Croatian Klapa world. Both have performed with the group Klapa Kaše, who have won many awards at Klapa festivals throughout Croatia.
Finally, athletes from the Croatian Showshoeing Special Olympic Team (which qualified for the Russian Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2022) will talk to us about their sport and their achievements. Founded in 1992, the Special Olympics in Croatia has forty affiliated chapters all over the country and brings 16 sports to over 1,300 Croatians. The organization's mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to develop physical fitness and to find joy in the participation of sports. Croatia's Special Olympics organization has been led by Executive Director, Franjo Horvat and associate Sladjana Tatic for over twenty years.
The NFCA has four primary sponsorship tiers from $100 Bronze to $250 Silver from the $500 Gold to the $1,000 for the Platinum level. Of course, donations of any amount are welcome and encouraged! Please note that the NFCA can promote your business during the webinar and within our next NFCA newsletter if you are a silver, gold or platinum level sponsor. 100% of the sponsorship proceeds and earmarked funds raised during this event will go to Croatia's Special Olympics organization. The NFCA is very proud to be a major sponsor and partner with this truly incredible organization. For inquiries about donations, please contact Steve Rukavina at email@example.com.
We hope you will join us for a wonderful seventy-five minute event full of Croatian music, culture, and history on June 26th from the comforts of home! Also, three lucky webinar participants will receive No Stone Unturned: A Remarkable Journey To Identity thanks to author Nadean StoneĂ˘s donation.
Anna Maria Sicenica
Formatted for CROWN by Marko Puljic