DETROIT – An earlier story in the May 30 issue of The Weekly noted that the Kobzarska Sich leadership team and the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus planned to hold a summer bandura camp at the All Saints Camp of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. in Emlenton, Pa.
SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – Members of the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) from locations in the Mid-Atlantic states gathered on Memorial Day, May 31, with dozens of supporters at the Ukrainian American Veterans National Monument, located in front of St. Andrew Memorial Church, to honor the memory of American soldiers of Ukrainian descent who died during their military service throughout the history of the United States of America.
WHIPPANY, N.J. – Iskra Ukrainian Dance Academy held its traditional spring recital on May 8, performing on stage at the Ukrainian American Cultural Center of New Jersey before a live audience in its first performance in approximately 20 months.
TORONTO – The late professor Dr. Bohdan Medwidsky passed into eternity as a result of the COVID-19 virus. A brother, uncle, brother-in-law, founder and benefactor of the Kule Folklore Centre and the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Mr. Medwidsky was 84.
KYIV – Ukraine-2050 President Eugene Czolij met virtually on May 31 with Mikheil Saakashvilli, the head of the Reforms Executive Committee of the National Reforms Council of Ukraine and the third president of Georgia, to discuss the need for concrete reforms in Ukraine and future cooperation on the issue.
NEWARK, N.J. – The Charitable Fund of St. John’s Church in Newark, N.J., is entering its 12th year, and it can safely be said that this has been a learning experience for everyone involved in the projects for the fund, be it here in the United States or in Ukraine.
SOUTH BOUND BROOK, N.J. – In its Spring 2021 Consistory Circular, the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. – Metropolitan Antony and Archbishop Daniel (president of the Consistory) – announced the initiative of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United States of America for a Mental Health Needs Assessment Survey, which was launched on April 7.
Last summer, the pandemic resulted in the first missed in-person summer camps for Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization in the U.S.A. For many young scouts it meant a quick pivot to virtual camps, thanks to extraordinary efforts by Regional Camping Committees (OTK), creative counselors and parents, and enthusiastic plastuny (scouts). Since then, scouts have been attending virtual weekly meetings, socially distanced meetups with friends, and Zooming with friends and family – anything to connect with those they have dearly missed.
PHILADELPHIA – The 74th annual Convention of the Ukrainian Orthodox League (UOL) will be held online in a virtual format this year on July 24. Scheduled to be hosted in Philadelphia by the St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral UOL chapter (originally planned for July 22-25), the UOL National Executive Board – after consultations with the Philadelphia Convention Committee and the hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. (UOC-U.S.A.) – announced in May that the 2021 convention will be held online.