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Latvian Relief Fund of America


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Convention - 2014

2014 Reps

On May 31, 2014 at the Marriott Airport Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the Latvian Relief Fund of America held its Convention of Delegates. This meeting is held every 2 years and brings together member delegates from all around the United States, each representing a specific region of the country.

The purpose of this meeting is for the delegates and the LRFA Board of Trustees to review recent activities and discuss plans for the organization's future. The convention is an important gathering of ideas and input to ensure that the LRFA is meeting the needs of our members. It is an integral part of our non-profit mission of mutual assistance and trust.

One topic of notable importance at the meeting was the review of the LRFA member scholarship program. The delegates voiced their strong support of these scholarships, which are open to all LRFA members and their children. This program helps to ensure access to Latvian summer camps and other cultural experiences and embodies the LRFA's founding principal of mutual assistance. It also attracts new families to LRFA membership. We strive to increase awareness of this and other valuable benefits of simply becoming a member. Each year, the scholarship program sees a significant increase in the number of applicants from across the country and the Board has responded by increasing the available funds to meet the growing need. Furthermore, the delegates commended the Board's continuous efforts to grow, improve, and find new ways to help both current and future members. They also thanked the LRFA office staff for their hard work and commitment to member services.

 

2014 Convention attendees
2014 Representatives
First row from left to right: Ints Rupners – Chairman of Convention, Davis Berzins, Silvia Augstroze, Gunars Berzins, Iveta Knese, Aivars Osvalds, Andra Zvargulis
Second row from left to right: Juris Jauntirans, Juris Alksnitis, Andris Ritums, Girts Austrins, Ilona Vilcina, Uldis Vilcins, Liga Kalvina-Weiers, Daumants Hazners, Vaiva Pukite, Aina Dauksa

Board members and Audit Commitee

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