Author: Roma Hadzewycz

PARSIPPANY, N.J. – As the Ukrainian National Association’s (UNA’s) 40th Regular Convention approaches, the Credentials Committee appointed by the UNA’s Executive Committee has conducted the mandated review of credentials forms submitted by the organization’s branches. Having held their pre-convention meetings to elect delegates and alternates to represent them at the quadrennial convention, UNA branches submitted the required forms for each representative to the organization’s Home Office. Meeting there on March 31, the Credentials Committee comprising Dr. Andrew Hrechak (chair), Maria Drich (vice-chair) and Roma Hadzewycz (secretary) conducted its work in accordance with the UNA By-Laws. The Credentials Committee approved the…

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WHIPPANY, N.J. – In mid-March, the call went out to members of Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization’s branch in Newark, N.J., to become involved in a major project to send much-needed medical supplies to soldiers defending Ukraine against Russia’s brutal war. “The Newark ‘stanytsia’ [branch] stands with Ukraine in these unprecedented times,” wrote Roman Shyprykevych, leader (“stanychnyi”) of the Newark Plast branch. He announced that a special meeting was being organized for March 16 at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey (UACCNJ), where the Newark branch is headquartered, for the purpose of creating Individual First Aid Kits (IFAKs) for…

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HUNTER, N.Y. – Thirty-eight hardy skiers and a lone snowboarder competed in the 68th annual races of the Carpathian Ski Club, known by its Ukrainian acronym KLK, that were held at Hunter Mountain on March 12. They did so despite a bomb cyclone – a winter storm that challenged racers with heavy snow, strong winds...

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KERHONKSON, N.Y. – Ukrainian Journalists of North America gathered at Soyuzivka Heritage Center on Friday through Sunday, May 17-19, for their fifth conference, whose theme was “The Future of News.” Among the media outlets represented were New Pathway – Ukrainian News, Kontakt Ukrainian TV Network, Svoboda and The Ukrainian Weekly; also in attendance were independent journalists and media professionals from across the U.S. and Canada.

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WHIPPANY, N.J. – A new book featuring scholarly essays by Dr. Taras Hunczak, professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University, was presented here at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey on Sunday, March 24.

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NEW YORK – Ukrainian Americans and their supporters came together at the landmark St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Saturday, November 17, for a solemn remembrance of the 85th anniversary of Ukraine’s genocide, the Holodomor of 1932-1933.

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The Ukrainian National Association’s New Jersey District Committee convened its fall organizing meeting here at the UNA Home Office on Monday, November 5.

The meeting was led by District Chair Oksana Stanko, who is also a newly elected UNA advisor. The minutes were recorded by George Stanko, who also read the minutes from the district’s previous organizing meeting held in November 2017.

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KERHONKSON, N.Y. – The Ukrainian National Association’s General Assembly convened its first post-convention meeting here at Soyuzivka Heritage Center on Friday through Sunday, October 12-14. It was the first meeting of the General Assembly elected for the 2018-2022 term at the UNA convention held in May.

The General Assembly comprises the UNA’s executive officers, auditors and advisors – 20 members in all. As is UNA practice, during a convention year the General Assembly holds a special meeting, not an annual meeting, whose agenda is somewhat abbreviated. 

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WHIPPANY, N.J. – Ukrainian Americans and their neighbors in this Morris County town lighted a Candle of Remembrance on Thursday evening, October 4, to mark the 85th anniversary of the genocidal Holodomor that killed millions in Ukraine and adjacent ethnically Ukrainian territories in 1932-1933. 

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KERHONKSON, N.Y. – Ukrainian Journalists of North America gathered at their fourth conference here at Soyuzivka Heritage Center on June 15-17 to focus on a theme driven by today’s news: “How to Fight Fake News.”

Topics discussed included Russian disinformation, political assassinations and Moscow’s behind-the-scenes machinations, as well as the status of Ukraine’s news media and the state of the Ukrainian language.

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. – The New Jersey District Committee of the Ukrainian National Association held its 2018 annual meeting here at the UNA Home Office on Monday, May 7, with representatives of UNA Branches 37, 42, 76, 133, 155, 171, 269 and 287 in attendance. New Jersey District Chairperson Oksana Stanko opened the meeting and welcomed representatives of the UNA Executive Committee, First Vice-President Michael Koziupa and National Secretary Yuriy Symczyk. UNA President Stefan Kaczaraj later stopped by briefly to greet participants. Also present as a guest was Myron Kolinsky, chairman of the Connecticut District Committee, who works at the UNA…

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