UMD Sends Another Message of Hope to Australian Bushfire Victims and Survivors

In the wake of the devastating bushfires which have killed over 181 Australians and destroyed hundreds of buildings including the St. Kliment Ohridski Macedonian Orthodox Monastery in King Lake, Victoria, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) would like to express its sadness for the tragic events and wishes for a speedy recovery of the affected communities and the scarred environment. According to…

Announcing the UMD Macedonian Heritage Scholarship

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce its scholarship program to assist young Macedonians pursuing an undergraduate degree in the U.S., Canada, or Australia. Description: UMD will award up to three scholarships annually, in the amount of $1,000.00 each for full-time undergraduate students at an accredited American, Australian, or Canadian college or university.Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduate students…

UMD Congratulates President Ivanov

WASHINGTON, D.C. – UMD sent a letter today to President Gjorge Ivanov on the occasion of his inauguration as the 4th President of the Republic of Macedonia. The full text of the letter from UMD follows: Dear President Ivanov: It is with great pleasure that we at the United Macedonian Diaspora congratulate you on your inauguration as the 4th President…

UMD Celebrates 18 Years of Macedonian Independence; Commemorates Our Forefathers

UMD Celebrates 18 Years of Macedonian Independence; Commemorates Our Forefathers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 8, 2008 – Today, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrates the Republic of Macedonia’s Independence Day.  “As we mark eighteen years of Macedonian Independence, we call on all Macedonians worldwide to commemorate those who gave their lives, or fell victim, in our long struggle for sovereignty and survival as a nation and people,” stated UMD President Metodija A. Koloski.  “It was the dream of those who fought and long dreamt of a free and independent nation for their children, grandchildren, and future generations of Macedonians that made our homeland a reality.”

UMD Canada Holds Successful Gala Banquet; Honors Greek Helsinki Monitor’s Panayote Dimitras

UMD Canada Holds Successful Gala Banquet; Honors Greek Helsinki Monitor’s Panayote Dimitras

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. 

Happy 5th Birthday United Macedonian Diaspora!

Dear Friends and Community Members: Today is the 5th Anniversary of the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD)!  In such a short period of time, UMD has become the leading global grassroots non-governmental organization (NGO) promoting the interests of Macedonians worldwide.  UMD’s strong commitment to promoting these interests is attested to by its achievements.   Those achievements were only possible because of the…

UMD Announces 2009 Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Recipients

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 10, 2009 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Culkoff, Ms. Ana Gicova, and Ms. Diana Popstefanova are the recipients of UMD’s 1st Macedonian Heritage Scholarship.  The UMD Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Program was established to assist Macedonians pursuing undergraduate degrees in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States.  The purpose…

UMD Congratulates Ensemble Makedonka on 50th Anniversary

TORONTO, CANADA – November 29, 2009 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulated today the Ensemble Makedonka of St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral on their 50th Anniversary.  Ensemble Makedonka has been an Ambassador of Macedonia’s rich heritage for 50 years.  UMD also congratulates Alex Petlichkov, choreographer and founding member of the Ensemble, for his outstanding dedication and commitment…

Macedonian-American Organizations Form 2010 U.S. Census Coalition

Macedonian-American Organizations Form 2010 U.S. Census Coalition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 14, 2009 – It’s time for all Macedonians to stand up and be counted. 

For the first time, this is possible as leaders from major Macedonian organizations in the United States are committed to seeing that each Macedonian is counted in the 2010 U.S. Census, which begins in January.   To accomplish this goal, they formed the Macedonian American 2010 Census Project Coalition.