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Letter from the President
Dear Fellow Croatian Americans:
We are all moved by the devastating and tragic events of September 11th.
On behalf of the Croatian American Association, the Executive Board would
like to express our deep sympathy to the families and friends of the dead
and injured during the terrorist attacks. As America has been tragically
damaged by the loss of so many, we consider ourselves, as good Americans,
to be among the wounded. We wish the President God’s speed in his work
to heal the nation in his pursuit of justice and suitable punishment.
In these trying times, we must also continue to keep the faith with our fellow
Croats in BiH and Croatia.
In a letter to CAA, Ante Jelavic, President of Hrvatski Narodni Sabor of
BiH, thanked us for all our past support for the Croats of BiH. It is his
profound hope that we will continue to support the Croats of BiH. In his
words, our support is so important to their battle for survival in the land in
which they have lived for centuries.
And now I would like to inform you of the recent efforts of the CAA on
behalf of the Croats of BiH:
Just this year, the CAA founded the Foreign Press Office (FPO) in Mostar.
It was FPO personnel who first alerted the foreign press corps of the SFOR
raid on the Hercegovacka Banka in Mostar. As you may know, several
reporters in the international press have characterized this raid as the
“Great Bank Heist” or “Robbery”. Now, when reporters come to BiH, they
routinely check with the FPO to get the Croatian perspective before reporting
a story. The FPO also issues daily news releases of events in BiH.
The Croatian American Association, along with the Croatian Catholic
Union, was instrumental in securing the testimony of Cardinal Vinko Puljic
and Bishop Ratko Peric at a recent House International Relations
Committee hearing. The reports from BiH are that the hearing, more than
other single event, helped better the political fortunes of the Croats of
Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The CAA also initiated and is financing the suit filed by four BiH Croat
women against the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
for disenfranchisement of the Croat electorate.
With your help, the CAA will continue to fight for justice and equality for
the Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina and for justice in Croatia.
Together, we can make a difference.
Frank Brozovich, DDS
President, Frank Brozovich
First Vice President, Tom Kuzmanovic
Regional Vice Presidents, Joe Mandic,
Radoslav Maric, Jerko Sumera
Secretary, Margie Lisnich Cikoch
Assistant Secretary, Janice Jakela
Treasurer, Steve Zakic
Lidija Dorkin Grahovac
Ilija Letica, Honorary President
Anthony Peraica, Honorary President
Washington, D.C. Address
2020 PA Avenue, NW #287
Washington, DC 20006
3339 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60608
A CAA Publication Nov 2001 Vol. 11 No. 4
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