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CFU’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Boat Cruise & Gala Banquet
September 21-September 22
CFU to Celebrate 125th Anniversary Year in 2019
This is a very special year in our society’s history as we also celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the National Croatian Society, the forerunner of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America.
In support of our mission of preserving Croatian Culture, our society maintains a beautiful home office facility filled with cultural artifacts, authentic national costumes, naïve art by some of the finest masters of Croatia and bronze sculptures by world-famous Ivan Mestrovic and other talented individuals.
We are pleased to inform all delegates and guests that the CFU Home Office will be open on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for tours. All CFU members should be proud of the impressive collection of history maintained by our society.
The weekend will continue on Saturday, September 21, with an evening Dinner Cruise on the EMPRESS operated by Gateway Clipper Fleet and located in Station Square on Pittsburgh’s Southside. For the very reasonable price of $50, guests will be treated to a buffet dinner and fabulous Tamburitza entertainment from the time they arrive at the dock continuing throughout the evening cruise. We hope to soon announce the confirmation of a very special guest from Croatia who is no stranger to our membership and will entertain one and all in inimitable fashion while sailing the three rivers of Pittsburgh.
We are very happy to inform our membership that arrangements have been made for Holy Mass at St. Nicholas Croatian R.C. Church in Millvale, home to the famous murals of Maxo Vanka, on Sunday, September 22, at 11 a.m. CFU will provide transportation to and from Church for those delegates desiring to attend Mass.
In order to celebrate the historic milestone of our 125th Anniversary, we have planned a gala banquet for Sunday afternoon and early evening. The banquet will offer worthy tribute to the powerful and positive impact that our society has had on its membership and the preservation of our Croatian Culture here in North America. It is with the utmost of pride that we report the Hon. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of the Republic of Croatia, has confirmed her attendance at our gala celebration.
Once again, fraternalism and celebration of our Croatian culture will be prevalent throughout the Wyndham Grand as good will and tamburitza entertainment fill the air. As per past practice, delegates will receive a complimentary ticket to the 125th Anniversary Banquet. Additional tickets may be purchased for spouses and by guests for the nominal charge of $65 and will include dinner, a complimentary beverage and special guest entertainment during the banquet program. All members attending both the Dinner Cruise and Anniversary Banquet may obtain their two tickets for the special package price of $100.