A meeting was held with the head of the Split branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation Branka Bezić Filipović and Tania Blažević, a returnee and president of the Croatian-Australian Society and Friends of Split, headquartered at the Split office of the CHF.
In the latest issue of Matica magazine also read all about the twentieth anniversary of Operation Flash, about the people of the island of Susak living in New York and its environs, about celebrated German car designer of Croatian extraction Domagoj Đukec and much, much more.
The Austrian Croatians met with the head of the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation Maja Mozara, the former director of the Linđo folklore ensemble Dubravka Sarić and with the president of the Croatian-Austrian Society of Dubrovnik Branko Martinović Vuković
The Croatian Community in the Italian region of Veneto and the Pula branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation were again this year organisers of the celebration of St Leopold Mandić and the 9th meeting of Croatians, staged on the 9th of May at the shrine of St Leopold Mandić in Padua.
The ceremonial laying of the cornerstone for the renovation and expansion of the Croatian Culture Centre was held in the south Moravian town of Jevišovka. The centre is to include a Croatian Civic Centre and a Moravian Croatian museum.
On hand for the congress were the deputy head of the Croatian State Office For Croats Abroad, representatives of the Croatian Heritage Foundation, the Croatian Ambassador to Macedonia and the representative of the Roman Catholic church in Macedonia. The young and ambitious Nenad Živković won the majority of the votes. He is now faced with the task of implementing the new statutes of the Croatian Community in Macedonia and establishing a new chapter of the ZHRM in Skopje.
The Croatian postal service (Hrvatska Pošta) has issued three new commemorative postage stamps in the Famous Croats series, valid for payment of postal services in domestic and international postal traffic. In these commemorative stamps Hrvatska Pošta says it is featuring people that have had a major impact on Croatian history, art, science and literature.
This feature film by director Dalibor Matanić is the first Croatian feature film to be included in the official Cannes programme since Croatia regained its independence. Actress and director Isabella Rossellini will preside the Un Certain Regard Jury this year.
On hand for the gala unveiling were Croatian Ambassador to the USA Joško Paro and General Consul in Washington Branka Pazin and from Zagreb Croatian Heritage Foundation director Marin Knezović and Mirjana Piskulić, head of the CHF department for cooperation with emigrant communities and the Croatian Fraternal Union in America.
In the latest issue of Matica magazine also read all about the recently deceased historian of Croatian emigration professor Ljubomir Antić, the CHF’s online Croatian language classroom, the Croatians in the southernmost areas of South America and much, much more.