The exhibition of the Birds (Ptice) series of drawings by Zagreb-based academy educated painter Ivana Vulić is open to the public from the 5th to 23rd of June.
On hand for a lecture on The Significance of the Croatian Home Country for Ethic Groups (National Minorities) with a Special Review / Overview of Gradišće (Burgenland) Croatians were Croatian Ambassador to Austria Gordan Bakota, our soon to be appointed consul in Vienna Vesna Odorčić, Croatian police officer in Austria Krešimir Kovačićek and the head of the indigenous minorities department of the Croatian Heritage Foundation in Zagreb Marija Hećimović.
The executive committee of the Croatian World Congress has appointed Ivana Rora the head of the homeland headquarters of the CWC. The homeland office is located at the headquarters of the Croatian Heritage Foundation in Zagreb.
The Dubrovnik branch office of the CHF opened its exhibition season at its Prijeko premises with an exhibition featuring the work of academy-educated painter Vilim Parić. The Dubrovnik exhibition showcased thirty works in pen and ink from his Wolves series.
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.