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  • HUNGARIAN LEADERS GATHER FOR HISTORIC BUDAPEST CONFERENCE

    November 17, 1999

    Hungarian American Coalition members participated in the second meeting of the Hungarian Standing Conference, which was held in Budapest on November 13-14, 1999. In addition to Laszlo Papp, President of the Western region of the World Federation of Hungarians, U.S. participants included Executive Board Member Laszlo Hamos, who is also President of HHRF and an advisor to Prime Minister Orban. Coalition Chairman Edith Lauer also attended as an expert from the Western region. Hungarians from Romania, Slovakia, Carpatho-Ukraine, Slovenia, Croatia and the former Yugoslavia were represented by their elected political leaders. Representatives of the six Hungarian parliamentary parties also participated in the Conference, which was organized by the Hungarian Government. More...
  • HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION AWARDS FOUR SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THE 1999-2000 ACADEMIC YEAR

    October 19, 1999

    (Washington, DC) The Hungarian American Coalition awarded scholarships of $750 each to four outstanding Hungarian students for the 1999-2000 academic year. The scholarship recipients are: Aniko Kukla, a graduate student at University of Akron, Ohio, College of Nursing; Andras Varadi, a sophomore at Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia; Eva Varga, a graduate student at Columbia University, New York, International Affairs Program at the School of International and Public Affairs; and Edit Velenyi, a graduate student at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. More...
  • Hungarian American Coalition Calls for Autonomy for Vojvodina

    July 30, 1999

    In a Memorandum issued July 30, the Hungarian American Coalition called upon the United States government and its NATO allies to accept the autonomy aspirations of the Hungarian minority in Vojvodina, a formerly autonomous province of Yugoslavia. More...
  • AMERITECH RENEWS ITS SUPPORT OF THE WHITE HOUSE INTERNSHIP BY AMERITECH

    May 17, 1999

    (Washington, D.C.) The White House Internship by Ameritech is a public service scholarship program administered since 1996 by the Washington-based Hungarian American Coalition. Its purpose is to provide a special opportunity for young men and women to further their interest in public service, community relations and international relations through working full time for a semester or summer session at various White House offices. In addition, participants are asked to stay engaged with the Hungarian American community by completing a project for the Coalition. More...
  • Hungarian American Coalition and Potomac Foundation Host Gala Dinner in Washington, DC: "Celebrating the Spirit of NATO"

    April 26, 1999

    As leaders from around the world met for the NATO Summit and celebration of the Alliance's 50th anniversary, the Hungarian American Coalition and the Potomac Foundation co-hosted a Gala Dinner on Saturday, April 24, 1999, in Washington DC. US President Bill Clinton and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban served as Honorary Patrons of the event, and Hungarian Ambassador Geza Jeszenszky and US Ambassador Peter Tufo were Honorary Chairmen. The Gala Dinner, "Celebrating the Spirit of NATO," commemorated both NATO's founding and the accession of Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Poland to the Alliance. The Hungarian American Coalition and the Potomac Foundation have played active roles in promoting NATO expansion, in the United States and abroad. More...
  • CEEC AND HUNGARIAN AMERICAN COALITION HONOR LEGISLATORS

    March 26, 1999

    (WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Central and East European Coalition ("CEEC") "has provided the support and coordination here in America that has proven invaluable in the historic effort to build a Europe that is truly united . . . .The enlargement of NATO has been a cornerstone of our mutual effort," said Senator William Roth, Jr. (R-DE) during a Capitol Hill reception on March 24, 1999. At the event, the CEEC -- representing 19 national, membership-based organizations including the Hungarian American Coalition ("Coalition") -- honored Roth, Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE) and Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sonny Callahan (R-AL) for their "leadership in this region of the world, as the CEEC believes that peace, stability and democracy throughout Europe serve the national security interests of the United States." More...
  • Hungary Formally Joins NATO

    March 12, 1999

    On March 12, 1999, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic have become official members of NATO. The joining ceremony took place at the Harry S. Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, a historic site where in 1949 President Truman announced the initial creation of NATO. More...
  • Hungarian American Coalition Publishes the 1999 Educational Program Directory

    February 12, 1999

    (Washington, DC) The Hungarian American Coalition has updated and completed the 1999 Program Directory for Educational Opportunities and Resources Pertaining to Hungary. This publication is the 3rd edition and updated version of the Program Directories released in 1993 and 1995. It is intended to serve as a resource to individuals, organizations, and institutions interested in learning about the wide range of education, training and exchange programs available to Hungarians in the United States and for Americans in Hungary. More...
  • SWISS FUND FOR HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS

    February 12, 1999

    (Washington, D.C.) Non-Jewish survivors living in the United States may be eligible for a one-time grant of $400 from the Swiss Fund for Needy Victims of the Holocaust. Beneficiaries must be Holocaust survivors and needy. The definition of "needy" is living at or below the poverty line. A person living solely on Social Security Benefits qualify. To qualify as a survivor of the Holocaust, a person must have spent at least one day in a concentration camp or extermination camp. Slave laborers qualify only if they had passed through one of these camp sites. More...


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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.

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