NFCA-CFU To Host Special Olympics Fundraiser Wine Tasting Event in Monroeville PA

By , 03 May 2017, 10:03 AM The Croatian Diaspora

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One for your North American diaspora diaries. NFCA-CFU to host special Olympics fundraiser wine tasting event in Monroeville PA on Friday, June 2, 2017. 

You are invited to a special music and wine tasting event on Friday, June 2nd to benefit the wonderful Special Olympics organization in Croatia. The welcoming reception for the National Federation of Croatian Americans Cultural Foundation (NFCA) and co-hosted by the Croatian Fraternal Union (CFU) is set for 7-9 pm at the CFU Headquarters in Monroeville PA and will feature beautiful Croatian music and Croatian wines to include Posip, Grasevina, Malvazija, Babic and Plavac Mali.

Tamburaški Sastav Ponoć, or TS Ponoć for short, plays a wide variety of music from Eastern Europe and mainly focus on music from Croatia and BiH. From traditional bećar songs to modern pop, love ballads to furious instrumentals, TS Ponoć with band members, Peter Kosovec, John Huckle, Mark Stafura, Ben Wagner, Nikola Vranesevic will truly entertain you and lift your spirits and all for a good cause. It so happens band member Peter Kosovec was one of the recently honored “40 Under 40” rising stars chosen by the NFCA to highlight younger Croatian Americans making their mark within the Croatian community and as role models within American society or the professional world within the USA! There will a tribute to several other “40 Under 40” winners in attendance on Friday night.

For your information, the Special Olympics in Croatia, with forty affiliated chapters brings fifteen different sports to 1,300 Croatians with intellectual disabilities. As Eunice Kennedy Shriver succeeded in creating a worldwide organization that has grown over the years and is now in over 150 countries. It has created opportunities in sports for so many individuals excluded before and it is all about fun participation. The one very popular Special Olympics quote goes, “Let me win. But if I can not win, let me brave in the attempt."

The tickets are $25 per person ($45 for two and $60 for a family of three) and again all the proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics organization in Croatia. There will be light snacks, cheese, crackers, soft drinks and cookies besides the fine Croatian wine. Please RSVP to Bill Vergot at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Steve Rukavina at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and all attendees can pay at the door and with any checks made out to the NFCA CF.

The National Federation of Croatian Americans will be holding its 24th Annual Assembly of Delegates with a private Board of Directors and Delegates meeting from 8:30 am to noon on Saturday, June 3rd at the CFU facility. For all local Croatian Americans in the Pittsburgh area, there will be a NFCA public session in the cafeteria from 1:00 to 4:30 pm that afternoon with specials guests from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. There will be a serious focus on the challenges facing the Bosnian Croat community in BiH and the Washington, DC activities of the NFCA to be an advocate for the BH Croat community. All NFCA dues-paying members are eligible to apply to be an at-large delegate at the annual meeting.

Mark your calendars and the event again is 7 pm to 9 pm, you don’t want to miss this outstanding Croatian musical fundraiser on June 2nd.

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  • On the A1 motorway at Brinje tunnel in direction Split traffic is flowing with delays due to a traffic accident. During the day delays can be expected in roadwork areas. Weather conditions are favourable. Drivers are invited to keep distance and to adjust the speed to road conditions. One lane is free only/traffic is flowing in reduced lanes on the following motorways:-A1 Zagreb-Split-Ploče in Brinje and Mala Kapela tunnels in both directions till 10 June; -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Jankomir and Zaprešić junctions 1st-4th km, between Sveti Križ Začretje and Krapina junctions 38th-41st km in both directions; -A3 Bregana-Lipovac at Kutina-Ilova bridge (106th km), between Kutina and Novska (117th-120th km) in both directions, between Popovača and Križ junctions (79th-78th km) in direction Zagreb; -A4 Zagreb-Goričan - till 9 June traffic is suspended in the entrance lane of Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction, there is a local detour; in the roadwork area traffic is flowing in reduced lanes; -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at Svilno viaduct 78th-80th km between Orehovica and Čavle junctions in each direction till 1 June. Till 9 June between 9am and 10am, 8pm and 9pm traffic is occasionally suspended for about 15 minutes on Rijeka detour road at Rujevica junction in both directions. Due to roadworks traffic is suspended: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing, detour: Glina (DC37)-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica-Dvor; -on the DC47 Lipik-Novska state road at Jagma 7am-7pm. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road in Knin until 14 July; -on the DC1 state road at Klinča Sela, Tušilović and Mostanje; -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica, at Podstrana, on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina; -on the DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road; -on the DC62 Veliki Prolog-Metković state road at Most Metković.
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