The gathered were addressed by ambassador Daniela Barišić, head of office Zvonko Milas and director Marin Knezović. In their speeches they congratulated the organisation on its great success in bringing together over 1,300 members in Skopje and local chapters across Macedonia and expressed their desire to further support its work.
Following the address by delegate and Catholic minister Komadina the members of the panel of judges Srebrenka Šeravić and Iva Cvetko presented gold medals to the representatives of the ensembles. Ms Šeravić presented the delegate with a letter of thanks from the Croatian Heritage Foundation to the Croatian Pastoral Office in Frankfurt on the occasion of the 25th Croatian Folklore Festival in Germany.
Many prominent figures gathered for the presentation of the publications, including Croatian ambassador in Austria Dr Vesna Cvjetković, the minister plenipotentiary for culture at the Croatian embassy Dr Zdenka Weber, Biserka Lukan of the State Office for Croats Abroad on behalf of the head of the office Zvonko Milas, Croatian Heritage Foundation director Marin Knezović and others.
In the latest issue read all about the conference in Zagreb of the Croatian Women’s Network of Toronto, the jubilee Večernji List daily newspaper’s Domovnica awards and the new My Croatia (Moja Hrvatska) portal targeted to Croatians living abroad.
The core event of the CHF Book Night programme was the A Full Bag of Books round table/performance – the two-hour event drew a great response from the participants and visitors.
Mr Ivančan has been a regular lecturer at the Croatian Heritage Foundation’s Croatian School of Folklore where, as a top academy-educated expert and dance pedagogue and choreographer with refined artistic sensibilities for the stage presentation of Croatian folklore, he has earned esteem among both participants and his fellow lecturers.
The book promo at the library in Dubrovnik was organised by the Croatian Heritage Foundation’s branch office in Dubrovnik and by the Croatian Civic Society of Montenegro. Among the guests from neighbouring Montenegro was journalist and publicist Mašo Čekić, on hand to present the book.
Along with the General Fund of the CFU’s Scholarship Foundation there are also about eighty special endowment scholarship funds. These endowments are named after their donators, both the individuals and CFU lodges that established them.
On the eighteenth of March Pittsburgh celebrated the bicentennial of its incorporation as a city. It is the seat of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America and of many other organisations and Croatian Catholic parishes that gather American Croatians of the first, second, third and now fourth generation.
On hand for the meeting were the federation’s president Đanino Kutnjak, vice president Mijo Stanko and board member Matija Blagus.