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THE FUTURE OF UNWLA IS IN OUR  HANDS

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Banquet in Honor of President of Ukraine
 Petro Poroshenko

Ukrainian National Women’s League of America members attended the gala banquet in honor of the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko to show their support of Ukraine.

Banquet for Ukrainian President

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Marianna Zajac 

Marianna Zajac
UNWLA President

As I have written previously, each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace and the commitment to the UN Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace. As I write this column, the people of Ukraine are facing not only a complete violation of this “universal” right but also the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took effect on September 5th.

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About Lt. Nadiya Savchenko

Nadiya Savchenko served as a peacekeeper in Iraq and was one of the first women allowed to attend Ukraine's prestigious Air Force University.

Nadia Savchenko

Letter to Lt. Nadiya Savchenko

October 8,2014

Our Dear Lt. Nadiya,

Please accept our sincere greetings and strong offerings of support for you at this time of your unsubstantiated captivity. We believe and demand your quick release to freedom!

 We have taken up your cause because we are very proud of your courage and commitment to your convictions! You are a very brave young woman and an example and inspiration to all. We salute and support you!

 The UNWLA [Soyuz Ukrainok Ameryky] consists of almost 2000 women of Ukrainian descent living throughout the United States of America.

 We cannot even imagine your situation ourselves, but please know that you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. We hope this knowledge will only add to your resolve to survive until the time of your release. We have advocated and demanded your immediate release through letters sent to the Russian Embassy in Washington DC; to the Russian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York City, NY; to Senator Hillary Clinton a strong proponent of women’s rights; to the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights- Mr. Zeid Read al Hussein in Geneva, Switzerland; to Rep. Marcy Kaptur, co-chair of the Ukrainian Congressional Caucus in Washington, D.C.

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Annual Meeting of the National Board
September 19 - 21, 2014

National Board meeting 2014

The National Board of the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA) held its 3-day annual board meeting at Soyuzivka in Kerhonkson, NY from September 19th to 21st, 2014.
The main goal of the meeting was to review the current UNWLA mission/vision statement and update it, as needed in order to prepare it for the future.  A revised mission/vision statement was drafted, which is to be reviewed, finalized and approved by the Executive Board.  The proposed statement is based largely on the original one, recognizing that the basic founding principles of the UNWLA have not changed.  The process of revising and documenting the mission/vision was facilitated by Dianna Derhak, Founder/Chief-Executive of DNA International Consultancy.

National Board Workshop
National Board Meeting Workshop with Dianna Derhak


Two UNWLA Members  Recognized for their Volunteer in Greater Detroit Area

Detroit Women Recognized

L-R: Macomb County Commissioner - Region 8, Kathy Vosburg, and Vera Andrushkiw

The 25th Annual Macomb County Volunteer Appreciation Program took place on June 19, 2014, at the Macomb County Administration Building in Mount Clemens, MI. The Macomb County Commissioners distribute awards every year during their Board’s regular meeting to dedicated individuals who have volunteered their time benefiting the county and its residents. The following statement appeared on their program booklet: “The impact of volunteers is great, and the value of their contributions toward the betterment of Macomb County is priceless…” To be considered for the award, individuals must meet two requirements: they must have donated at least 150 hours of service to the community and either must reside in Macomb County or their volunteerism must have benefited the county and its residents. The nearly seventy honorees in this year’s program were nominated by various churches, schools, organizations, and clubs.

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WFUWO President, Irene Orysia Sushko, Named One of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence

Women of Influence, Inc., a leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women, has named Irene Orysia Sushko, C.M., President of the World Federation of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations (WFUWO), to its list of the Top 25 Women of Influence. This annual list acknowledges the most influential female executives who have reached the pinnacles of success and made significant impact in their respective fields and Canadian society over the past year.

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For more information on Women of Influence, Inc., or a full list of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence with biographical data, visit: www.womenofinfluence.ca.


Petro K

The Philadelphia Regional Council of UNWAL invites all to attend an exciting collection of 40 magnificent sculptures by Petro Kapschutschenko "Enko" from the private collection of Andrew and Sofia Melnychuk      

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http://www.kapschutschenkosculptures.com/


“SADOK VYSHNEVYJ "
PLAYGROUP

Sadok

The Ukrainian National Women’s League of America Branch #85 in Chicago invites you to register your Ukrainian speaking preschool aged children ages 3 to 5 years old for “Sadok Vyshnevyj” Playgroup (“sadochok”) located at 5000 North Cumberland Avenue in Chicago (next to St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Catholic Church).  UNWLA Chicago has sponsored the non-profit “Sadok Vyshnevyj” Playgroup (“sadochok”) for more than 50 years!

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Branch 86

UNWLA Branch 86 of Newark, New Jersey

cordially invites you to a
Luncheon
 commemorating the

50th Anniversary of the Branch
on Sunday, October 19, 2014
at
Ukrainian American Cultural Center
60 North Jefferson Road, Whippany New Jersey


UNWLA is the Founder
 of
The Ukrainian Museum in New York City

Ukrainian Museum

The Ukrainian Museum relies on its members and friends to support its exhibitions, programs, collections conservation, and operations. Learn more about how you can support the Museum.

On display now:

Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon (1814–1861) Bicentennial Exhibition Honors Ukraine's Greatest Cultural Figure
May 17 – November 30, 2014

 In Shevchenko's Land
  No Other Home: The Crimean Tatar Repatriates

Calendar


Our Purpose

The purpose of UNWLA, Inc. is to unite women of Ukrainian descent and those affiliated with the Ukrainian community.


TARAS SHEVCHENKO

Shevchenko

Ribbon

International Relations and Beginnings of Ukrainian Women’s Organizations Beyond the Borders of Ukraine

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UNWLA Recent and Planned Projects:


UNWLA XXX Convention


World Federation Ukrainian Women's Organization
Annual Meeting held  in Paris, July 10 -12.

Read about WFUWO


“Ukraine orphan walks again after burns treated in Boston”-

Ihor Lakatosh and his guardian, Svitlana Konar, returned to Ukraine after a 5-month stay in Boston.

Ihor Lakatosh
dctohc.org/ihor-lakatosh-returns-to-ukraine/

UNWLA Supports Women's Studies with Endowment


Field of Wheat
Memorial to the Victims of Holodomor

Interview with the architect Larysa Kurylas

Support Us

Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, Inc., is a non profit, tax exempt organization under IRS Code Section 501 ( c ) 3 and your contributions are tax deductible within the limits of IRS law.
UNWLA is a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) organization. UNWLA’s CFC
 number is 10325.

CFC Approved Charity