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UMD Celebrates IHM2015 in Congress and at White House

UMD Celebrates IHM2015 in Congress and at White House

On June 1, 2015, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) joined with Welcome.us and sixteen other leading ethnic organizations to kick-off the 2nd Annual Immigrant Heritage Month with a celebratory reception in the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. Over 200 guests filled the Rayburn House Office Building Foyer to listen to Congressman Richard Hanna (Lebanese origin), Congressman Brendan Boyle (Irish origin),…

PROGRAM: 2nd Macedonian-American Leadership Conference, May 8-10, 2015, Columbus, Ohio

2nd Macedonian American Leadership Conference #MALC2015organized by United Macedonian Diaspora & Generation MMay 8-10, 2015Official Program Click HERE to register to attend, which is complimentary. Friday, May 8, 2015 7:00 p.m.: MALC2015 Welcome Reception honoring His Excellency Dr. Vasko Naumovski, Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States U.S. and Macedonia National Anthems to be performed by the Makedonski Tanec…

UMD Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Jane Sandanski’s Assassination

UMD Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Jane Sandanski’s Assassination

Today, April 22, 2015, marks a century since the assassination of one of Macedonia’s most celebrated national heroes, Jane Sandanski. Sandanski is remembered for his leadership during the period of the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries, when the Macedonian people struggled and fought for a free and independent Macedonia. UMD calls on the leadership in Macedonia to use…

Generation M Toronto Committee Meeting Discusses Next Steps

Generation M Toronto Committee Meeting Discusses Next Steps

By Emilija Dimitrievski There was a wonderful turnout of about twenty Canadian-Macedonians for the second official Generation M committee meeting, which took place March 15, 2015, at St. Clement of Ohrid Macedonian Orthodox Cathedral in Toronto, Canada. Generation M Canadian Co-Chair Vele Tosevski opened the meeting and gave the floor over to St. Clement’s first female president Vera Belchevska to…

UMD’s Next Generation Program – Generation M – Launches in Detroit

UMD’s Next Generation Program – Generation M – Launches in Detroit

On March 7, 2015, the United Macedonian Diaspora’s Next Generation Program, Generation M (Gen M), officially launched in the United States. The presentation was held at the Macedonian Cultural Center in Sterling Heights, Michigan, where Detroit Representative, Alek Vasilevski, and Co-Chair, Filip Jotevski, delivered Gen M’s message — to educate, empower, and unite young Macedonians worldwide. Close to thirty Macedonians…

UMD BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA Program Receives Major Gift

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce an inaugural gift of $5,000 to its BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA program from an anonymous donor. The gift is for the benefit of participants in the 2015 BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA Summer Session. Awards will be made on a first come basis. The first ten applicants, who complete the full application process, will receive an…

UMD Announces New and Exciting Program – BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) proudly announces a new and exciting program – BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA (BRM). This program was created through a partnership arrangement with a proposed global project known as “The Macedonian Heritage Village.” Its inaugural session, taking place this summer, July 10-31, 2015, will be administered by UMD with the help of its partner in Macedonia – the…

About the UMD BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA Program

BIRTHRIGHT MACEDONIA offers Macedonian youth from around the world the opportunity to proudly declare their Macedonian identity and assert their Macedonian Heritage. Through its hands-on, life changing experience, Birthright Macedonia allows its participants to become fully immersed in their ancestral homeland by experiencing many facets of the fabric of Macedonia and its people. Birthright Macedonia was conceived and developed by…

UMD Canada Generation M Launched at CMP

UMD Canada Generation M Launched at CMP

Building on the success and progress over the last few months, UMD’s Next Generation Program, which educates, empowers, and unites young Macedonians worldwide – Generation M (Gen M) – officially launched in Toronto, Canada. The first strategy-planning meeting was held on January 17, 2015 at the Canadian Macedonian Place Board Room attracting around twenty young Canadian-Macedonians. UMD Canada member Vele…

UMD Makes New Appointments to Board and Global Representatives Team

UMD Makes New Appointments to Board and Global Representatives Team

Following the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting, UMD Chairman Stojan Nikolov is pleased to announce that UMD’s Los Angeles Representative Dimitar Nasev will join the UMD Board and take up the role of Director of Economic Development, and Dr. Natasha Garrett will assume the role of UMD’s first representative for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “Given increasing UMD members…

Macedonian-American Student Organization Founded at Ohio State University

Macedonian-American Student Organization Founded at Ohio State University

Nestled in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University (OSU) is a beehive of activity. With close to 60,000 students and over 1,000 student organizations, OSU certainly provides endless opportunity for involvement. Yet, for OSU’s large Macedonian-American student community, an organization representing them has been conspicuously absent at OSU — that is, until now. The Macedonian-American Student Organization (MASO),…

UMD Announces Seven Bitove Scholarship Recipients

UMD Announces Seven Bitove Scholarship Recipients

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) proudly announces seven recipients of this year’s UMD John L. N. Bitove, C.M. Macedonian Heritage Scholarship Awards (UMD Bitove Scholarship) in the amount of $1,500 each: Stojanche Andov, Ilija Pancevski, Irena Pejovic, Boshko Stankovski, Tanja Todorova, Aleksander Vasilevski, and Katherine Vrantsidis. Since the UMD Bitove Scholarship’s inception in 2010, UMD Canada has given out over…