Founding conference of Rukh groups in U.S. slated for January 26-27

CHICAGO - The Rukh Convention Committee, which is the organizing committee for the nationwide founding conference of Rukh support committees, met on December 15.

The convention committee was created at a meeting of leaders of various Rukh support committees and organizations with Mykhailo Horyn, first vice-chairman of Rukh and chairman of the political council, September 29 in New York, and was given a mandate to organize a nationwide conference in order to coordinate and strengthen North American aid to Ukraine.

The meeting was chaired by Anatole Lysyj, and the following members of the committee were present: Bohdan Burachinsky, Bohdan Futey, Julian Kulas, John Oleksyn and Lubomyr Tatukh. Walter Sochan (who was unable to fly to Chicago due to inclement weather) was represented by Gloria Paschen.

The committee decided that the conference would take place January 26-27, 1991, at the Holiday Inn Jetport, near Newark International Airport.

The program of the conference will include election of the conference presidium, election of the coordinating organ's board of directors, the adoption of by-laws and various reports.

The conference will also feature a presentation given by representatives of Rukh to explain Rukh's actual needs and how those needs can be realized through the efforts of Ukrainian communities in North America. Ivan Drach, president of Rukh, and Mr. Horyn have been invited as guest speakers to the conference.

Every existing Rukh support committee will be represented by two voting delegates. Organizations and local chapters will also be represented and they should contact the Verification Committee by January 10 at: Rukh Convention Committee, c/o L. Tatukh, 25714 Wexford, Warren, MI 48091; (313) 755-5185. All committees should submit a report of activity of no longer than two pages to: Rukh Convention Committee, c/o Walter Sochan, Ukrainian National Association, 30 Montgomery St., Jersey City, NJ 07302.

The registration fee for each delegate is $25; guest registration is $10. The cost of a guest room at the Holiday Inn Jetport (1000 Spring St., Elizabeth, NJ 07201; (201) 355-1700) is $65, single or double occupancy. A room may be ordered through the Rukh Convention Committee, c/o Bohdan Burachinsky, 272 Old Short Hills Road, Short Hills, NJ 07078; (201) 376-5140. Reservations should be made by January 10. Meals for the weekend will cost $75 per person and will include two lunches, dinner and breakfast.

Each committee and organization will receive a newsletter with any updated information regarding the conference and with instructions to the Holiday Inn. As the Holiday Inn is located near Newark International Airport, shuttle service will be available to those delegates arriving by plane.

Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, December 30, 1990, No. 52, Vol. LVIII

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