In the latest issue of Matica magazine also read all about the Croatian Minorities Forum at the CHF, the commemorative event for the fallen in Vukovar staged in Munich, the anniversary of the Kolovrat Croatian association of Luzern in Switzerland, the Christmas traditions in the village of Hrvatska Tišina in the Bosanska Posavina region and much, much more.
The HiT-1 Croatian internet course is the first university on-line course teaching Croatian as a second and foreign language in the Republic of Croatia, launched at the initiative of the CHF. This year’s course was successfully completed December 6th with a final exam for the fourteen participants of the autumn semester.
CFU national president emeritus Bernard M. Luketich (Cokeburg, 1931 – Pittsburgh, 2015) was the initiator of the National Federation of Croatian Americans, the Croatian American Professional and Business Association of Pittsburgh and a number of other eminent associations and social projects. He served at the post of national president of the oldest Croatian fraternal association, to which he was elected democratically nine times, for a full thirty-six years, from 1978.
Ms Zlatar Montan, an archaeologist with roots on the island of Brač, passed away in her 89th year, on the 2nd of December, in Antofagasta where she will be buried. She worked as a researcher at the Archaeological Institute in Antofagasta (1974 to 1985). She was the author of significant books on the immigration of Croatians to the north of Chile.
The promotion of Croatian Culture Society of Ljubljana member Katica Pavkić Špiranec’s book The Broad Spirit of the Slavonians included the participation of the HKDU Novo Mesto – Hrvatski Pleter vocal ensemble, MFD Ljubljana – Fijolice vocal ensemble, HKDM Ljubljana – Đilkoši instrumental ensemble and guest poets Magdalena Teufel from Đakovo and Stipe Cvitan from Piran.