Please let me send my well wishes to everyone and hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer.
You all are invited to another NFCACF zoom this weekend and please scroll down to read more details. We are proud to have two Southeastern Europe experts ready to share nuanced insights about realities holding Bosnia and Herzegovina back from more governmental functionality and from a more tolerant democracy and trusting society.
First, the NFCACF’s 28th Annual Assembly of Delegates meeting which will be held in Philadelphia, this Friday-Saturday, September 17-18. We are pleased that Croatian Ambassador Pjer Simunovic will address our twenty five plus delegates coming to Philadelphia. We welcome the opportunity to hear more and discuss more details about major US-Croatia relations type projects like with the Visa Waiver Program and the Avoidance of a Double Tax Treaty and more about our rock solid NATO partnership!
Our delegates will gather to discuss many priority Croatian initiatives and just one mile from where our American Declaration of Independence was first written and announced. The NFCACF will finalize a new set of action items and strategies for 2021-2022 with many educational, cultural and public affairs type projects in motion.
Our delegates will celebrate and salute Croatian wine and the “International Plavac Mali Day” with two outdoor dinners in Philadelphia, featuring Plavac Mali wine from Croatian Premium Wine Imports both on Friday and Saturday night!
Next, please let us invite you to a special NFCACF 2:00pm “zoom’ this Saturday, September 18th featuring a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina and the real pressing issues of the day, including within the realm of electoral reform:
You are invited to participate this Saturday, September 18th at 2:00pm eastern!
Steve Rukavina — President of the NFCACF & Master of Ceremonies
Luka Misetic, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, “Bosnia and Herzegovina; 2030 as European Union Member and Multi-National State”
Dr. Gordon Bardos, President of SEERECON, “Bosnia & Herzegovina: The Biden Administration’s Next Foreign Policy Crisis?”
Ed Pazo, National President of the Croatian Fraternal Union “Earthquake Relief” and 126 Years of Croatian American Activism
Boris Vilic, President of Association of Croatian American Professionals Foundation; “One Croatia Earthquake Relief Effort”
Branko Ivanda, Croatian Film Director and Screenwriter to discuss his new documentary about Croatian artist Maximilan Vanka
Interview with NFCACF Board Member:
Pictured left to right: Zvonko Labas, NFCA President Steve Rukavina, NY
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-
Kitarovic, US Ambassador to Croatia Bob Kohorst, and CFU VP Franjo
Bertovic at the 25th Anniversary Dinner celebrating successful diplomatic
relations between the Republic of Croatia and the United States. Army
Navy Club, Washington DC, December 6, 2017.
BiH Ambassador Eric Nelson had an engaging conversation and lunch with NFCACF Board Member Biljana Lovrinovic Abel, who returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina from Cleveland, Ohio, to help build her homeland. The diaspora is vital to the future of BiH. The United States is proud to assist Biljana and her fellow diaspora investors who lead BiH toward self-reliance.