NFCA Conference June 2 and 3, 2017 at CFU Headquarters in Pittsburgh
Welcome to the CFU. All Three Floors are Like A Museum.
Left to Right: U.S. Amb Jim Foley (2009-12), CFU President Ed Pazo, CFU National Secretary/ Treasurer
Bernadette Luketich-Sikaras, Five Year and Counting Croatian Ambassador Josko Paro.
In Pittsburgh, Some of the Local Lodges Own Their Own Land.
TS Ponoc Tamburitzan band Entertained us During the Friday Night Wine Tasting.
There was a Special Kind of a Fun Atmosphere.
Amb Josko Paro, NFCA officer Bill Vergot and NFCA President Steve Rukavina present Nadine Bognar
a Lifetime Achievement Award in appreciation for her support of the NFCA CF.
Two of NFCA's "40 Under 40" Winners were Present (Peter and Biljana).
Left to Right: Pittsburgh's Honorary Consul, Dr. Marion Vuyevich, Ambassador Josko Paro, Peter Kosovec
from Pittsburgh, NFCA President Steve Rukavina and Biljana Lovrinovic from Cleveland.
Based on the Nominations We Received and Timely Completed Acceptances, in NFCA's Opinion,
Peter and Biljana were in the Top 40 Best Croatian Americans Under the Age of 40. Many Categories were Taken in to Consideration.
Leadership Skills were High on the List.
Maybe it is Time for a Convention in Las Vegas. Some West Coast People Have Been Waiting
for this Opportunity. How Many People From All Around the U.S.A. Could we Attract to a NFCACF
Convention in Vegas?
Serious Conversations and then an Unrivaled Festive Atmosphere.
Maybe Being Next to the Bar had Something to do with it.
NFCA Members. Saturday was a Beautiful Day for a Convention at the Croatian Embassy.
Interesting Croatian Speeches were given by Amb Joe Foley, Amb Josko Paro, Joe Foley,
Biljana Lovrinovic and Gerald Skrlin.
NFCA-CF has Nineteen Board Members Just Like Last Year.
We have Three New Members to Help Energize Croatian Americans.
Longtime NFCA Members. NFCA's 1st Lady Diane Rukavina (in black) is Seated on the Left Side of the
Table. Saturday evening dinner in Monroeville. A lot of Preparation Work was Needed to have an