The American Hungarian Federation holds meeting at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, to re-organize and elect new leadership in preparation of its centennial celebration in 2006.
Steven Varga, seen here on the right, Chairman of the William Penn Association was elected President of the Federation. "We stand ready to move the Federation forward with a new spirit and focus on our common goals in the interest of the Hungarian American community. I am looking forward to helping lead the organization forward, building upon the Federation's good works, and working with a new generation of Hungarian Americans willing to bring new vigor and resolve to fight for our community."
Presentations given by Bryan Dawson-Szilágyi (VP), Sandor Nagy, Frank Koszorus (1st VP), and John Peter, focused on the application of technology and the need for outreach; Congressional lobbying efforts through the Center for Hungarian American Congressional Relations (CHACR) and the Szelmenc issue; expanding influence in Washington; and the progress of the1848/1956 Revolutions Memorial in Akron, Ohio respectively.
Sándor Nagy called for volunteers for housing the Mayors of the two Szelmences during their visit to the United States and hearings at the US House of Representatives and for funds to assist with airfare and other expenses related to that delegation.
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