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Happy Macedonian Independence Day!

September 8, 2010 – Washington, D.C. – Today, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) celebrates nineteen years since Macedonia and the Macedonian people declared independence from communism.  Macedonians worldwide are celebrating Independence Day, from celebrations in the Republic, to festivals in Albania, flag raising ceremonies in Melbourne, Australia, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Cleveland, Ohio to a boat cruise on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C.  Happy Macedonian Independence Day!

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Important Survey of Australian-Macedonian Community

SURVEY

ARE YOU MACEDONIAN OR OF MACEDONIAN BACKGROUND?

In partnership with the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Macedonian Diaspora, you are invited to participate in the following survey about people of Macedonian background living in Australia.  The survey is about the ways in which connections with Macedonia are maintained by migrants, children of migrants and those who have a close connection with Macedonia.  It should take from 10 to 20 minutes to complete depending on how much you want to say. 

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UMD Board Elects Stojan Nikolov as New Chairman

UMD Board Elects Stojan Nikolov as New Chairman

Washington, D.C. – July 27, 2010 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) announced today that its Board of Directors elected Stojan Nikolov as Chairman for the upcoming year.  Nikolov takes over the role of Chairman from current UMD Vice President Aleksandar Mitreski who served as Chairman since July 2009.  The Chairmanship is a one year position and the Chairman is selected by the Board from its members.  Nikolov has been a member of the UMD Board for the last two years serving as Development Director of UMD Voice magazine.  In addition, he oversees the development of new technologies to promote UMD, such as YouTube and Facebook, and he helps maintain the UMD website. 

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Over 1,000 Guests Attended UMD Global Conference in Toronto

Over 1,000 Guests Attended UMD Global Conference in Toronto

The 2nd Annual United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Global Conference was a huge success, with over 1,000 Macedonians and friends of Macedonia attending from close to 20 countries from June 3-6, 2010. The closing Gala on Saturday, June 5, 2010 brought together over 500 guests to the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto to honor UMD Goce Delchev Award recipient Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, UMD Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and pillar of the Macedonian community John L.N. Bitove, C.M. and UMD Macedonia Friendship Award recipient Canadian Citizenship, Immigration and Multicultural Minister Jason Kenney.

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UMD Inaugurates Los Angeles Operations and Awards World-Acclaimed Pianist Simon Trpceski

UMD Inaugurates Los Angeles Operations and Awards World-Acclaimed Pianist Simon Trpceski

April 19, 2010 – LOS ANGELES & WASHINGTON, D.C. – On April 18, 2010, the United Macedonian Diaspora officially inaugurated its Los Angeles operations with a reception honoring UMD Outstanding Achievement Award recipient the world-acclaimed pianist Simon Trpčeski at the Omni Hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. With over 200 guests in attendance, the evening was a great success thanks to the support of our sponsor and benefactor Niagara Bottling, LLC, our members, and friends. Guests enjoyed an evening of networking surrounded by the art work of California-based Macedonian-American artists Daniel Peci and Blagojce Stojanovski and Skopje-based artist Rumen Kamilov.

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MPO No Longer Part of Macedonian American 2010 Census Project Coalition

Washington, D.C. – February 23, 2010 – The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) today announced that the Macedonian Patriotic Organization (MPO) is no longer part of the Macedonian-American 2010 Census Project Coalition for the 2010 United States Census. “UMD led efforts to form the coalition so that several Macedonian-American groups could work for a common cause – an accurate count of…

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.

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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…