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UMD Appoints Montreal Representative

UMD Appoints Montreal Representative

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Aleksandra Nasteska as UMD Canada’s first Regional Representative for Montreal.  “As the second largest city in Canada, it is only natural that UMD Canada expand its operations to the Montreal region,” said UMD Board Member and Canadian Operations Director Jim Daikos.  “Aleksandra joins the UMD…

SAVE THE DATE: 4th UMD Global Conference – July 24-August 2, 2013 – Macedonia

SAVE THE DATE: 4th UMD Global Conference – July 24-August 2, 2013 – Macedonia

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the leading organization for the Macedonian Diaspora worldwide, is pleased to announce that its 4th Global Conference (UMD GC2013) will be held in our ancestral and historical homeland, Macedonia from July 24-August 2, 2013.  The theme of the conference – Macedonia 2013: 100 Years After the Treaty of Bucharest – will coincide with the 100th…

UMD Appoints Alexander Avramoski as new Sydney/NSW Representative; Thanks Tony Joseski for Service

UMD Appoints Alexander Avramoski as new Sydney/NSW Representative; Thanks Tony Joseski for Service

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors has officially appointed Alexander Avramoski as the new Regional Representative for Sydney and New South Wales (NSW), Australia.  The Board thanks outgoing representative Tony Joseski for his great work, service, and friendship.  UMD Board Member and Australia Director Ordan Andreevski stated, “Alexander has been recruited for this important leadership position in Sydney…

Meet UMD’s 2012 Fall Fellows

Meet UMD’s 2012 Fall Fellows

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to introduce our current International Policy and Diplomacy Fellows working from the UMD office in Washington, D.C. this fall: Ana Donevska David, Milena Furnadziska, Tamar Gzirishvili, and Zlata Unerkova.  Rebecca Sherriffs is our Media/Public Relations Intern based out of Perth, Australia.  Our Social Media Coordinator Milka Trajkova, who interned for UMD this past…

Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Appointed Macedonian Honorary Consul General in California

Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Appointed Macedonian Honorary Consul General in California

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) warmly congratulates our dear friend Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. on being appointed the first Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Macedonia to the State of California, based out of Ontario, California.  Peykoff is the Founder and Chairman of Niagara Bottling, LLC – the largest private label bottled water company in the Western Hemisphere.  “I’m…

Macedonian Lawyer Chris Paliare Named One of 50th Most Influential People in Toronto

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) congratulates long-time UMD friend, supporter, and Macedonian Companions member Chris Paliare, O.Ont., LSM, LL.B., LL.M. on being named one of the 50th most influential people in Toronto in the December 2012 Issue of Toronto Life Magazine.   Toronto Life Magazine describes Paliare, aged 68, as someone who “has a stellar record handling multi-million-dollar commercial suits and…

UMD Awards Five Bitove Scholarships in 2012

UMD Awards Five Bitove Scholarships in 2012

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce five recipients of this year’s UMD John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Awards (UMD Bitove Scholarship): Dragan Gjorgiev, Helen Jankovski, Stefan Nicoloff, Filip Petkovski, and Aleksandra Vuchkovska.  Since the UMD Bitove Scholarship’s inception in June 2010, UMD has given out approximately $20,000 to Macedonian students in the Diaspora.  …

2012 UMD Canada Gala: a Night to Remember

On October 27th, UMD Canada held its annual Gala at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto. More than 250 guests enjoyed an evening of engaging speakers, great music by Rumba Band, and dancing, and a chance for the Canadian Macedonian community to honor those who have made a difference for the Macedonian Cause, and those who continue…

UMD Calls for Closer Ties Between Macedonia and New Zealand

UMD Calls for Closer Ties Between Macedonia and New Zealand

The United Macedonian Diaspora calls for closer ties between Macedonia and New Zealand, based on shared democratic and multicultural values, as well as cultural and economic cooperation.   According to UMD’s Director of Australia, Ordan Andreevski: “Closer ties can be achieved with a permanent Macedonian diplomat in New Zealand, such as a Consul General.  Such a diplomat can nurture ties…

James Saunders to Receive UMD Lifetime Achievement Award

James Saunders to Receive UMD Lifetime Achievement Award

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is proud to announce James Saunders will receive the prestigious UMD Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition for his significant role in furthering the Macedonian Cause. The Award will be presented at our annual Gala at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral, in Toronto, Canada, on October 27, 2012.    “Mr. Saunders is truly a…