NATIONAL FEDERATION OF CROATIAN AMERICANS
NFCA TO HOST CROATIAN AMERICAN LEADERS AND
COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS AT ITS 11TH ANNUAL ASSEMBLY OF DELEGATES
Washington, D.C. (May 13, 2004). The National Federation of Croatian Americans (NFCA) will hold its Eleventh Annual Assembly of Delegates in Washington, D.C. from May 20 through May 22, 2004 at the Washington Court Hotel, located at 525 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. The Hotel is located in walking distance to Capitol Hill, the Library of Congress and Union Station.
The weekend's events will kick off with an event the NFCA is co-sponsoring with Croatian House at Georgetown University entitled "Investment in Croatia: Prospects for Growth." The panel will feature a number of speakers from the United States and Croatia discussing economic development and investment opportunities in Croatia.
A Croatian wine tasting and reception for NFCA Delegates and guests will take place on Friday, May 21, 2004 at the Washington Court Hotel.
Croatia's Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Ivan Grdesic will be speaking to a private luncheon of NFCA delegates. Dr. Grdesic will discuss foreign policy issues and Croatia's relationship to the United States.
After the conclusion of the NFCA Delegates meeting in the morning on Saturday, May 22, the Annual Assembly will be open to the public at 1:00 p.m. and will feature a number of speakers.
Among the scheduled speakers are Mr. Pjer Simunovic, the National Coordinator for NATO in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Croatia. He will discuss Croatia's bid for NATO Membership and its ambitions to build a stronger strategic relationship with the United States.
Also scheduled to speak is Dr. Charles Shrader, author of The Muslim-Croat Civil War in Central Bosnia: A Military History, 1992-1994. Dr. Shrader's book has been widely hailed as it debunks many of the myths related to the Croats and their role in the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Invited speakers further include Mr. Zoran Perkovic, Minister Consular and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He will speak on the political and economic situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, particularly as it affects Croatians there.
Both the wine tasting event on Friday evening and the public portion of the Assembly Saturday afternoon are free.
Our formal convention activities will conclude on Saturday evening with a reception for delegates and guests at Croatian Embassy on Embassy Row which will feature the superb cuisine of Chef Ivo Svircic. The cost of the reception is $20 per person.
For more convention information, please call the NFCA's Director of Development, Erik Milman, at the NFCA's headquarters at 202-331-2830 or by email atNFCAhdq@aol.com .