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  • Hungarian American Coalition Holds Sixth Annual Meeting

    December 9, 1996

    The Hungarian American Coalition (Coalition) elected its Officers and Board at the Coalition's sixth Annual Meeting, held Saturday, December 7, at the Kossuth House in Washington, DC. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION BOARD MEMBER COAUTHORS ARTICLE ON MINORITY RIGHTS

    October 23, 1996

    Coalition board member, Frank Koszorus, Jr., coauthored an article with Csaba K. Zoltani, a senior researcher with the Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, entitled "Group Rights Defuse Tensions" which was published in the summer/fall volume of the prestigious journal, The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION MEETS WITH WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS

    October 20, 1996

    Representatives of the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC), an organization representing more than 20 million Americans, met with Samuel R. Berger, Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. on Thursday, October 10, 1996 to discuss the Clinton Administration's position on NATO expansion and its vision relating to the overall security for the region. Daniel Fried, Senior Director for East Central Europe at the National Security Council also attended the one hour meeting at the White House. More...
  • CENTRAL AND EAST EUROPEAN COALITION HONORS LEGISLATORS

    October 15, 1996

    "America is a mosaic ... and each of us is part of that mosaic," said Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), granddaughter of Polish immigrants, to representatives of the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC) during a Capitol Hill reception, September 19. At the event, the Coalition -- representing 18 national, membership-based organizations including the Hungarian American Coalition -- honored Mikulski, Congressman Richard Durbin (D-IL), Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Congressman Benjamin Gilman (R-NY) "for their outstanding contributions in advancing U.S. interests by assisting the peoples of Central and Eastern Europe." More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION MEETS WITH DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS SAMUEL R. BERGER

    October 3, 1996

    Sixteen Hungarian American leaders met with Samuel R. Berger, Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs on Friday, September 28, 1996. Marshall Adair, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Europe, Daniel Fried, Senior Director for East Central Europe at the National Security Council, James Holmes, Coordinator for Eastern European Assistance, and Marilyn DiGiacobbe, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison also attended the one and a half hour meeting. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION PARTICIPATES IN A FOLLOW-UP MEETING WITH DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE STROBE TALBOTT

    September 5, 1996

    As a follow-up to the April meeting, representatives of the Central and East European Coalition ("CEEC"), an organization representing more than 20 million Americans, met with Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott today. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central Europe Marshall Adair, Director of NIS Affairs John Herbst and other State Department officials also attended the one-hour meeting. More...
  • HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSES NATO EXPANSION BILL

    July 17, 1996

    A bill to initiate NATO expansion cleared a major legislative hurdle July 10, 1996, when the House International Relations Committee overwhelmingly approved H.R. 3564, the NATO Enlargement Facilitation Act of 1996. More...
  • COALITION TESTIFIES ON NATO EXPANSION

    June 21, 1996

    On June 21, 1996, the Committee on International Relations of the U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing on H.R. 3564, the NATO Enlargement Facilitation Act of 1996 ("NATO Act"). The NATO Act was introduced by Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman (R-NY), the Chairman of the International Relations Committee. The NATO Act, if enacted, would express the Congress' view that the "admission to NATO of emerging democracies" would "contribute to international peace and enhance the security of the region." It further would determine that Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic "have made the most progress toward achieving the stated criteria [of eligibility to move toward NATO membership] and should be eligible for the additional assistance described" in the bill. That assistance involves an appropriation of an additional sixty million dollars for the three designated countries under the NATO Participation Act of 1994. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION BOOSTS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PRESENCE

    June 11, 1996

    On Sunday, June 2, 1996, the Hungarian American Coalition Board of Directors held its biannual Board Meeting at Bartholomew Vineyard in Sonoma Valley. The site of the meeting - the first Coalition meeting to be held on the West Coast - was the beautiful villa originally built by Count Agoston Haraszthy, the Hungarian founder of the California wine industry in the mid 1800's. Following the Board Meeting, leaders of local Hungarian American organizations, including former Congressman Ernest Konnyu, joined the Board at an afternoon reception. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION REPRESENTATIVES MEET WITH STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS

    June 7, 1996

    Representatives of the Hungarian American Coalition met with James Holmes, Coordinator for Eastern European Assistance at the State Department, for an hour-long conference on Thursday, June 6, 1996. Coalition representatives included Anne Bader, Frank Koszorus, Jr., Edith K. Lauer, George Pogan, and Zsolt Szekeres. Also in attendance were David L. Cowles, Office of European Country Affairs, Bureau for Europe and New Independent States, and Michael Hurley, Office of the Coordinator for East European Assistant. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION HOLDS ITS SEVENTH ANNUAL HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP IN CALIFORNIA

    June 5, 1996

    The Seventh Annual Human Rights Workshop was held on May 30 through June 1, 1996 at the International House, University of California, Berkeley, with a large number of participants. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION MEETS WITH SENATOR BOB DOLE

    May 23, 1996

    Representatives of the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC), an organization representing more than 20 million Americans, met with Senator Bob Dole on May 21, 1996 to discuss NATO expansion, foreign assistance to Central and Eastern Europe and related issues. Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and senior staffers also attended the one-and-a-half-hour breakfast meeting in the LBJ Room in the Capitol. More...
  • AMERITECH SPONSORS WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP

    April 11, 1996

    Ameritech, the Chicago-based telecommunications company with a major stake in Hungary's telecom industry, has given $10,000 contribution to the Hungarian American Coalition. The donation will support The White House Internship Program by Ameritech, a project administered by the Coalition. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION LEADERS MEET WITH PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

    February 14, 1996

    The leadership of the Central and East European Coalition (CEEC) with 18 national grassroots organizations representing over 22 million Americans of Central and East European heritage met with President Clinton on February 12, 1996, to discuss the national security interests of the United States. In a candid and productive meeting the group focused on the issue of NATO's acceptance of new members and the importance of well targeted and efficiently administered foreign assistance in advancing U.S. interests. More...


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Life Insurance Policies Issued by the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America (HRFA)

The Hungarian Reformed Federation of America (HRFA) fraternal insurance company’s business was taken over by the Greater Beneficial Union (GBU). GBU is located at 4254 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15227.

For all matters related to HRFA, please contact GBU at 1-800-765-4428

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The Coalition accepts donations to support Két Fűzfa Egyesület’s goal of establishing an endowment fund which will support the Bethlen Gábor Kollégium (BGK) of Nagyenyed (Aiud), Romania, through donations and sponsorships. Please find a short video and read more information on BGK here.