Hungarian American Caucus Staffer Appreciation Day
12/23/2004 - AHF sponsors "Congressional Hungarian American Caucus Staffer Appreciation Day" on Capitol Hill. The Center for Hungarian American Congressional Relations (CHACR) helped AHF organize the event aimed at thanking congressional staffers that represent the now 25-member strong Hungarian American Caucus for their support for Hungarian causes.
The event was held on December 2nd, 2004 in a large hearing room in the Rayburn House Office Building. Over 60 guests sampled delicious Hungarian Chicken Paprika, cucumber salad and more from Maximilian's and wine from our newest member, Monarchia. The relaxed atmosphere provided the perfect opportunity to get to know those that have helped so much at a more personal level.
The event was an important milestone for AHF as it officially re-established its presence in Congress. Staffers were introduced to AHF members who thanked them for their support on various Congressional resolutions and their hard work on issues important to the Hungarian American community such as the successful campaign on Szelmenc, church and property restitution in Rumania, violence in Vojvodina, and more.
The establishment of the Congressional Hungarian American Caucus is a great achievement for the Hungarian-American community. This bipartisan group of distinguished House members seeks to represent interests of Hungarian American constituents; foster bilateral relations between Hungary and United States; and protect the rights of Hungarian minorities in Europe. On June 4, 2003, four members of the US House of Representatives signed a letter that signaled the establishment of the Hungarian American Caucus. AHF thanks the efforts of CHACR for their work in establishing the Caucus. - Photos and article by Bryan Dawson
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1/3/2005 - Staffer Appreciation Event gets International Coverage!
A 108. képviseloházat a magyar lobbi az Amerikai Magyar Szövetséggel közösen paprikás csirkével és hazai borokkal búcsúztatta. A fogadáson a képviseloi irodák mintegy hatvan munkatársa vett részt, akik magyar szakácskönyvet és elismero oklevelet kaptak. [more]