For Immediate Release: March 2, 2010
| Ambassador Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic |
17th Annual NFCA Cultural Foundation Convention Scheduled For May 15th In Monroeville, PA With Special Guest Ambassador Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic(Rockville, MD)
The National Federation of Croatian Americans (NFCA) Cultural Foundation 2010 Assembly of Delegates will take place in Monroeville, Pennsylvania within the Greater Pittsburgh area, the weekend of May 14-16.
The NFCA Cultural Foundation President Steve Rukavina is pleased to announce that Ambassador Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will be the special guest of honor at the Saturday, May 15th NFCA Assembly of Delegates convention. It is ideal that the Croatian Ambassador will attend the special NATO Salute, Croatian wine-tasting and music extravaganza on Saturday evening at the home of Peter Karlovich, Saturday May 15th on Mount Washington in Pittsburgh.
The NFCA Cultural Foundation meetings will be held Saturday from 9:00 to 4:00 pm in Monroeville at the Doubletree Hotel at 101 Mall Boulevard ($ 99 hotel rate) Please call Doubletree at 800/222-TREE or at the local phone: 412/373-7300 and ask for the NFCA rate.
The NFCA delegates and guests will hear about and discuss issues ranging from assisting Croats in Bosnia-Herzegovina, to supporting the Republic of Croatia’s effort to create a Ministry dedicated to the worldwide Diaspora, to business initiatives in Croatia and several projects to involve younger Croatian Americans in many international Croatian-related activities.
National President of the Croatian Fraternal Union, Bernard Luketich will host an open house on the afternoon of Friday, May 14th at it’s national headquarters and all delegates are invited to visit the CFU museum-like facility to enjoy all the unique Croatian culture and history on display there. Also, the Pittsburgh Folk Festival highlighting the culture, history and music of thirty nationalities including Croatia will be held all weekend across the street from the convention hotel at the Monroeville Convention Center. The theme for this Folk Festival is “Unity in Diversity ” and will showcase and highlight 25 ethnic food booths of many East and Central European nationalities all weekend. The Rankin Junior Tamburitzans will be performing Croatian music on the Friday night, too.
Please contact Jelena Rudela at the NFCA office at e-mail: NFCAhdq@verizon.net
or at the NFCA office phone: 301-208-6650 or cell: 714-271-7756. Please let us know via e-mail if you are interested in attending the Saturday night event and there will be only a limited number of $100 tickets. Bill Vergot, the NFCA National Secretary is the local Pittsburgh contact for all convention-related questions. All NFCA dues paying members and organizations are invited to participate in this Assembly of Delegates meetings or to join us in Pittsburgh Saturday night for one uniquely festive Croatian wine tasting and celebrating the one year anniversary of NATO membership for the Republic of Croatia. Please send an e-mail to Steve Rukavina for any convention delegate membership questions at firstname.lastname@example.org Formatted for CROWN by Marko Puljić
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