On March 29, 2017, around thirty Macedonian professionals and friends of Macedonia in the greater Seattle gathered for a Macedonian Happy Hour hosted by UMD Seattle Representative Gjorgji Gjeorgjievski at The Rainier Club in downtown Seattle.
UMD President Metodija A. Koloski visited the Seattle Macedonian-American community for the first time and gave a brief presentation about UMD’s educational advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C. and its programs serving the global Macedonian community like the Bitove Scholarship, Generation M, Birthright Macedonia, UMD’s internship, and the UMD Endowment through the Cleveland Foundation.
Koloski presented Gjeorgjievski with a UMD Certificate of Appreciation for his important work bringing the Macedonian community together in Seattle, and projects such as the Smithsonian Macedonian music CD. Gjorgji and his wife Tiffany brought their 7-week-old baby son Brock – the youngest member of UMD to our knowledge.
It was a great opportunity to network and get to celebrate our common Macedonian heritage. More events are planned for the Seattle community in the future – stay tuned.
The next day, Koloski visited Gjeorgjievski at Microsoft headquarters – the place of employment for a dozen Macedonian-Americans in Seattle.
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