Hungarian Association, P.O. Box 771066

Lakewood, OH 44107

+1 216-651-4929

The 50th Hungarian Congress and Ball – Invitation



“While Cleveland-bound, I thought about,
The way through every mile,
In which to greet my dear old friends, Whom I ’ve missed for quite a while.”

( — adapted from a poem by Sándor Petőfi)


Balimeghivo 2010

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Congress, the Program Committee extends a warm invitation to all former debutants, opening dancers, and all past ball and congress participants to enjoy a reunion at the 50 anniversary of the Hungarian Congress and Ball.

Place / Time: November 27, 2010, cocktails (cash bar) from 6:30 – 7:30 in the ballroom

Questions, information, ball, other reservations: (216) 651-4929, Mr. Thomas Rátoni-Nagy or Mrs. Vali Rátoni-Nagy (after 6 pm)

The Hungarian Congress invites you to attend the the 50 year Reunion, Gala Banquet, and Traditional Hungarian Ball  on the evening of

Saturday, November 27, 2010.

Hilton Garden Inn, in downtown Cleveland 1100 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, USA 44115

Tel: +1-216-658-6400 Fax: +1-216-658-6401

Mention “The Hungarian Congress” for reduced hotel room rates. Black Tie, Evening Gown ― by invitation and pre-reservations only Congress Information, or Ball & Reunion reservations: (216) 651-4929, Vali or Döme, after 6 pm


— Gala Banquet—

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cocktails

Reunion for all present and former Ball and Congress attendees, cash bar

7:30 p.m. National Anthems, Greeting by the President of the organization — Dr. Nádas János

8:30 p.m. Arpad medals ceremony


Presentation of Debutantes and Opening Dancers. Dancing to the music of the “Continental Orchestra” – Traditional & Ballroom Music

11:00 pm Folk dance performance by the “Regös” Hungarian Scouts


The full program with all Congress events and speakers is sent to those currently on our mailing list. (Please contact us if you did not receive copies and/or wish to add your name to our mailing list.. Tickets are needed for the Hungarian Ball, the Congress Saturday Luncheon, or the Friday evening Musical & Artistic Performance and Film Screening. (All other events are free of charge, everyone is welcome to attend.)

The Hungarian Association extends an invitation to the 50h Hungarian Congress to everyone interested in issues facing the present and future of our Hungarian American community. Presentations from local, national, and international members, given primarily in the Hungarian language, are aimed at an exchange of ideas and to provide opportunities to learn more about issues of interest. The Hungarian Congress also has many English language presentations for those who are more comfortable with English as their primary language.

The Hungarian Congress is held annually during USA Thanksgiving weekend in Cleveland, OH, (Friday, November 26 through Sunday, November 28, 2010). Please note – this year we are extending a special invitation for the 50 year reunion to all who have attended the Magyar Ball or the Hungarian Congress since the beginnings.


Invitation 2010

Invitation 2010