November 15, 2019

PHOTO REPORT: UNA celebrates 125 years


UNA President/CEO Stefan Kaczaraj greets the audience, as master of ceremonies Roman Hirniak looks on.


As reported in last week’s issue, the Ukrainian National Association celebrated its 125th anniversary with a gala concert on November 2 at Dolan Performance Hall of the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J. The concert’s proceeds are earmarked for the UNA Publications Endowment Fund that exists under the aegis of the Ukrainian National Foundation. Featured here is a photo report from the celebratory event, which also featured an exhibit highlighting the history of the UNA and a VIP reception. All photos are by Bogdan Grytsiv.

The Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America.


Singer/songwriter Khrystyna Soloviy of Lviv.


The Ukrainian Shumka Dancers of Edmonton, Alberta, pose for a group photo at the concert venue.


A scene from Shumka’s “Classic Hopak”.


Shumka presents “Tradition in Motion”.


Violinist Vasyl Popadiuk of Ottawa.


UNA Chief Operations Officer/National Secretary Yuriy Symczyk (right) raises a toast to performers, sponsors and organizers at the reception after the concert.


Ukrainian National Foundation President Wasyl Szeremeta (left) of Texas with UNA Auditor Andrij Skyba of Illlinois.


UNA Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer Roma Lisovich (right) with Nadiya Folk, executive assistant at the UNA Home Office, who designed all materials related to the UNA’s 125th anniversary.


Archbishop-Metropolitan Borys Gudziak.


Bishop emeritus Basil Losten with Kvitka Semanyshyn.


Concert-goers peruse the display of UNA history.


UNA Advisor Bohdana Puzyk (right), chair of the UNA’s 125th Anniversary Committee, with (from left) fellow Floridian and UNA Advisor Olya Czerkas, and the artistic directors of the Women’s Bandura Ensemble of North America, Oksana Rodak and Oksana Zelinska.


UNA Advisor Julian Pishko (left) of Minnesota, with UNA Auditors George Fedorijczuk of Pennsylvania and Luba Walchuk of New Jersey.


Some of the young volunteers who served as ushers for the gala concert.