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UMD Board Chairman Nikolov Kicks Off UMD Membership Month

Dear UMD Members and Friends:
It is a pleasure to write to you today as we launch UMD Membership Month.  In September of each year, UMD focuses its attention on its Membership.  On behalf of UMD, I ask that all current Members renew their memberships for 2011 and invite all those who are not yet Members to learn more about the important work that UMD undertakes and to join us during UMD Membership Month.
UMD’s most important resource has always been its members.  UMD’s efforts, activities, and programs exist only because of the dedication of its Members and their donations of funds, time, and effort – Thank you!  Below is just a sample of UMD achievements over the past year that were possible because of the support of our Members.
- UMD was one of the sponsors of the 4th Macedonian Film Festival in Toronto.
- UMD sponsored the travel of Panayote Dimitras, the founder and spokesperson of the Greek Helsinki Monitor to Ottawa and Toronto.
- UMD was one of the sponsors of the 7th North American Conference of Macedonian Studies at the University of Utah.
- UMD partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau and launched the Macedonian-American 2010 Census Project Coalition.  And just today, UMD received from the Bureau’s Director, Dr. Robert M. Groves a plaque recognizing UMD and the Macedonian-American community as valued partners of the Bureau in raising awareness of and inspiring participation in the 2010 Census.
- UMD held the Washington, D.C., New York City, and New Jersey premieres of the documentary film A Name is A Name.
- UMD’s President traveled to Australia and New Zealand to help raise awareness about Macedonia among policymakers and to assist UMD’s Australian team with fundraising and membership recruitment.
- UMD launched Regional Operations in Los Angeles, California with a reception attended by over 200 guests honoring world-renowned Macedonian pianist Simon Trpceski
- UMD held its 2nd Annual Day on the Hill, where UMD Members visited over 100 Congressional offices and which ended with a reception honoring retiring Senator George Voinovich of Ohio.
- In June 2010, UMD held its 2nd Annual Global Conference in Toronto where over 1,000 Macedonians and friends of Macedonia from over 20 countries assembled.  The Conference Gala Banquet brought over 500 guests to honor prominent Canadian-Macedonian John L. N. Bitove, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Canadian Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney
- UMD expanded its scholarship programs with the establishment of the John L. N. Bitove Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Fund.
- Two weeks ago, UMD and the Turkish Coalition of America led a delegation of 18 senior Congressional staffers to Macedonia to meet with Macedonia’s President, Foreign Minister, Defense Minister, U.S. Ambassador and U.S. Embassy personnel, members of Parliament, and NGO sector.
In the coming year, UMD will continue its important work of educating the public and policymakers about Macedonian issues, promoting Macedonian culture and values, and supporting our fellow Macedonians and causes.  In June 2011, UMD will hold its 3rd Annual Global Conference in Washington, D.C., celebrating 20 years of Macedonian independence.  Also in the coming year, UMD is expanding its Regional Operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Europe, formalizing Generation M, launching a brand new website, and expanding its Charitable Programming.  I hope we can count on your support for the upcoming year!
To continue the level of UMD’s efforts and realize its plans for the future, UMD needs your membership and your support.  United, We Can!  Together, we will help Macedonia become a leader in Southeast Europe, and advance our communities worldwide!
If you are a UMD Member, please renew your Membership by clicking HERE.  If you are not a UMD Member, please join TODAY by clicking HERE.  UMD also welcomes donations either generally or towards specific projects…click HERE to donate.  All memberships and donations are 100% tax deductible in Canada and the United States.
Sincerely,


Stojan Nikolov
Chairman of the UMD Board of Directors
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UMD Canada Holds Successful Gala Banquet; Honors Greek Helsinki Monitor’s Panayote Dimitras PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
 TORONTO, CANADA – October 28, 2009 – Over 350 Canadian-Macedonians gathered at the St. Clement Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral Banquet Hall for the 1st United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Gala Banquet in Toronto on October 24, 2009.  Proceeds from the event will go towards funding UMD Canadian Operations and the establishment of three UMD Macedonian Heritage Scholarships for Canadian-Macedonian students.  At the banquet, UMD honored Greek Helsinki Monitor Founder and Executive Director Dr. Panayote Dimitras in recognition and appreciation of his lifelong dedication to civil and minority rights in Greece. 
UMD’s second largest membership base in the world is in Canada.    “United Macedonian Diaspora’s branching out in Canada is viewed quite positively by our community; we need a strong united voice in Canada for the Macedonian community and UMD can fill that void,” stated the Director of Canadian Operations Jim Daikos. 
Senior Regional Advisor to the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Major Ted Opitz attended on behalf of Minister Jason Kenney.  In his letter, Minister Kenney extended his “warmest greetings to all those attending the inaugural celebration of the establishment of the United Macedonian Diaspora.”  “I am proud to live in a country that embraces diversity and champions the Canadian values of democracy, freedom, human rights and the rule of law.  These are values that I know the Macedonian community in Canada value as core to your community,” read the letter. (To read letter, click HERE.) 
Macedonian Consul-General to Toronto, Ambassador Martin Trenevski, in his remarks, noted the success of UMD and urged Macedonians in Canada to offer their support to its continued success.  He expressed hope that the United Macedonian Diaspora will become the umbrella organization of Macedonians worldwide. 
The keynote address, delivered by Dr. Dimitras, was extremely well-received by the audience and provided for a thought-provoking question and answer session.  Dr. Dimitras, an ethnic Greek, has committed his life to improving the civil rights of the Macedonian, Turkish, and Roma minorities, among others, in Greece.  As a result of his work, Dr. Dimitras currently is facing charges of “high-treason” in Greek courts (which is punishable by life in prison).  The Greek state during the government of former Prime Minister Karamanalis cut all funding of the Greek Helsinki Monitor, thus reducing his position to an all-volunteer basis.  Dr. Dimitras, in his address, cited unbiased reports published this year by the United Nations and the Council of Europe urging Greece to not question the existence of a Macedonian minority within its borders but rather work to implement the recommendations of these reports.  Earlier in the week, Dr. Dimitras joined UMD President Metodija A. Koloski and UMD Canada Liaison Officer Goran Saveski for meetings in Ottawa with members of Canadian Parliament.
UMD Board Chairman and Vice President Aleksandar Mitreski and UMD President Metodija A. Koloski delivered remarks regarding the mission and vision of UMD.  UMD Board Members Stojan Nikolov and Boban Jovanovski also traveled from the United States to be part of the evening.  UMD Voice Editor Mark Branov emceed the evening and announced that the 2nd United Macedonian Diaspora Global Conference will be held on June 3-5, 2010 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Canada.  John Bitove, Sr., a prominent Canadian-Macedonian businessman and philanthropist will receive the 1st UMD Lifetime Achievement Award at the Global Conference.  “It is a privilege that UMD has selected Toronto for the location of its 2nd Annual Global Conference, and we have an important task ahead of us in preparing for this event,” stated Branov.
Boys from Bouf, a Hamilton-based Macedonian orchestra entertained Gala Banquet guests throughout the remainder of the program.  UMD wishes to thank Wimpy’s Diner, Inc., Canadiana Flowers, Nestle Canada, and Delo Logic Arts, among others for their important sponsorship of the banquet.  In addition, UMD is grateful to the Macedonian Heritage Hour Makedonski Koreni, Macedonian Edition TV program, Makedonija newspaper, United Macedonia radio program, Maknews.com, and MakedonskaKafana.com for their promotion and coverage of the 1st UMD Gala Banquet.
To view pictures from the evening, click HERE.
Founded in 2004, United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is the leading international non-governmental organization addressing the interests and needs of Macedonians and Macedonian communities throughout the world.
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