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Magyar Kongresszus – Magyar Találkozó

Invitation to the 42nd Hungarian Congress 2002 …
Celebrating 50 Years of Serving the World Community

Magyar Kongresszus – Magyar Találkozó
50th  Anniversary  Hungarian Congress

“Sorsunk – Múltunk – Jövőnk”

Note: program may change. — This year’s Hungarian Congress will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian Association in America. We cherish our Hungarian heritage and traditions while we are equally proud to be Americans, Europeans, and citizens of the world community. Our Planning Committee, including Etu Alapi, Dr. Ildikó Kondray, Panni Ludányi, Gabriella Nádas, Ildikó Peller, Dr. Márta Pereszlényi, Lél Somogyi, and myself, has been hard at work to organize a Hungarian Congress which will appeal to Hungarians old and young, traditional and modern in thinking.

Our special guest, Major General Robert Iványi, personally highlights the ongoing transition of Hungarians in America. His career has taken him from being a renowned football star on the Cleveland St. Ignatius H.S. 1965 city championship team to being the Commandant of the U.S. Army War College. He will be our keynote Luncheon Speaker on Saturday, November 30, addressing us on the timely topic of the Global War on Terrorism.

Our Friday night Literary and Performing Arts Program will highlight Ernö Tálas, the internationally renowned Tenor of the Royal Swedish Opera; Judith Neszlényi, a Liszt Medal recipient concert pianist and composer from Pasadena, California; distinguished pianistMariann Ábrahám from Budapest; multi-talented Gabriella Lendvay from Philadelphia, the always entertaining and instructive Reverend István Mustos from Passaic; the very popular Miklós Peller of Cleveland; dynamic and moving Éva Mécs from Pittsburgh; and hosted by sparkling and talented Ildikó Peller.

Our gala of Fine Art Galleries will showcase exemplary works by György Kozmon, Imre Bogárdy, András and Magdi Temesvári, and György Búza. Our Hungarian Association Bookstore will feature classical and modern Hungarian literature. We will have a special Style Show and Exhibition of exquisite Hungarian garments and finery. On Saturday our culinary experts will provide instruction on Hungarian Cooking.

The heart of our program is the ongoing lecture series taking place from Friday through Sunday. Featured will be Dr. Béla Bognár: Magyarország Népességi Mutatói: Mit Hozott a Rendszer Váltás? Dr. László Sasvári (Lausanne): Egy kudarc okai és tanulságai; Gábor Szorád: Trianon; Endre Szentkirályi: Délvidéki Cserkész Tábor; Zsuzsa Rácz: Zrínyi Ilona Története; Dr. Péter Forgách: Diák csere akció; Dr. Gyula Nádas: 50 éves a Magyar Társaság; Lél Somogyi: Maintaining Hungarian Culture through the Internet; Nt. Kálmán Miskolczy: Jelenlegi Ismereteink az Universumrol, – (A Világmindenségről); Gergely Tóth: A nyelv és kultúra megőrzése az emigrációban. Mariann Ábrahám: Magyar zene a zongoratanításban 1900-2000; Miklós Tápay: A Kárpátaljai Helyzet; Dr. Alfonz Lengyel: Kínai Ásatás Beszámoló; Dr. Fiore Mester: A Bolyai életműve; László Megyeri: Dual citizenship: magyar és amerikai útlevél.

We will have a special program on Hungarians in America including Ági Riskó: Keeping Hungarian culture alive in small communities; Margaret Kotnik: Régi Clevelandi Magyarok; Károly Nagy, Béla Kovács, Zsolt Huber: Kossuth Évforduló, and Dr. Béla Várdy:Kossuth Lajos amerikai körútja 150 év távlatábol. Our second special program will be on Hungarian Women. Enlightening us will be Ildikó Peller: Women in Hungarian History, the Sacred, Profound, Profane; Kati Gyékényesi Gatto: Women in Hungary; Mária Friedrich:Teleki Blanka, and Dr. Ágnes Huszár Várdy: Hungarian Women in Forced Labor Camps – 1944-1949.

There will be a Young Hungarians’ Gathering for college age youth on Friday night featuring an inspirational address by Major General Robert Iványi and then comradery, fellowship, and partying.

Meetings will be held by the Ancient Hungarian Historical Society, the Hungarian Engineering Society, Hungarian Physician Academy, the Hungarian Journalists, the Szent László Rend and Vitézi Rend, and the Árpád Academy.

I hope to meet you there personally, at the presentations, meetings, exhibitions, the Literary and Performing Arts Program, and the tradition-rich Hungarian Ball on Saturday night.

            Dr. János Nádas