Summer1995 Monthly newsletter of The Washington Group
Volume XI Number 5 An Association of Ukrainian American Professionals
1995 TWG Leadership Conference
The Ukrainian Community: Defining a New Role
Conference to be held nian-American community has been methods of doing business need to be
on events in Ukraine—and with good overhauled to take advantage of new
October 6-8 at the Key
justification. The Millennium of Chris- opportunities, and innovative meth-
Bridge Marriott Hotel tianity in Ukraine, perebydova and the ods of financing our activities need to
By George Masiuk rise of Rukh, the Declaration of Sover- be implemented.
TWG President eignty, Declaration of Independence, Conference Structure
This year’s Leadership Conference the December Referendum and, fi- In keeping with tradition, the TWG
will focus on the Ukrainian-American nally, worldwide recognition of Leadership Conference will start with
community. The Conference will try Ukraine as an independent country a Friday evening get-together. This
to answer the following three basic were dramatic one-time events. Now year it will be held in the Gannett
questions. that the euphoria has subsided, it is Building, home to USA Today. We
• What should the Ukrainian- time to look inward, at least for a will be on the top floor which will
American community be doing? moment, at the state of our commu- provide a spectacular view of Wash-
• How should it implement its goals? nity and to start drawing a road map ington. It will be a great time to meet
• How can it finance its activities? for its future. Old assumptions about old acquaintances and develop new
Since 1988 the focus of the Ukrai- our role need to be reexamined, old contacts.
Saturday will be an intense day.
Chamber recital, jazz piano, contemporary The Conference will start-off with a
keynote address. (We’ll tell you who in
films begin Cultural Fund’s Fall Season the next issue of TWG News.) Then
By Laryssa Chopivsky Graduates of the Lviv, Kiev and (See Conference, Page 4)
Cultural Fund Director Moscow Conservatories, these
The TWG Cultural Fund is
planning several exciting events for
outstanding musicians are laureates
of numerous international competi-
IN THIS ISSUE ➠
the fall season. First, on Sunday tions, have recorded extensively and Notes on Members 2
evening September 24 at the Lyceum have concertized throughout Eastern Osinchuk on Alaska 3
in Old Town, Alexandria, the and Western Europe, performing Courtney leaves Almaty 4
Cultural Fund will present Ukrai- works from a wide and diverse Club Suzy-Q 5
nian classical music excellence as repertoire, including many works of Conference Program 7
personified by violinist Lydia Shutko major Ukrainian composers. Why stay at Marriott? 8
and pianist Maria Krushelnytska (of Next, during TWG’s Leadership Conference Registration 9
the renowned musical and theatrical Conference, the Cultural Fund will Calendar of Events
Krushelnytsky family), both of Lviv. (See Cultural, Page 5)
Notes on Members
If you have any interesting news about a TWG colleague, or about yourself, share it with the rest of the
TWG family. Send it to the TWG NEWS editor by e-mail, if you can, (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by “snail-mail”
to TWG, Attn: Editor, P.O. Box 11248, Washington DC 20008.
• Former TWG Vice-President Andrew and Lesia with their representatives in Congress.
Bihun are leaving August 9 for Kyiv, where he will head Mr. Deychakiwsky ran into numerous TWG-ers or
the US Embassy's Commercial Section for the next two ex-TWGers working or touring in Kyiv, including
years. Mr. Bihun works for the Department of Com- George Sierant, Orysia Pylyshenko, Kathy
merce, where he managed the Industry Sector Analysis Chumachenko, Roman Goy, Taras Shmagala Jr., Marta
section of the International Trade Administration. In and Rostyk Chomiak, Maria Rudensky and Vlodko
Kyiv, he will take over after former TWG member Sulzhynsky, who also will soon re-join us here in D.C.
Stephan Wasylko. Also leaving the Embassy in August is after completing his tour of duty at the U.S. Embassy.
former TWG News Editor Maria Rudensky after a Nonetheless, the Western presence in Kyiv continues to
three-year tour in the Consular Section, which she grow!
helped establish. Mr. Deychakiwsky found Kyiv a very dynamic,
• TWG Secretary Orest Deychakiwsky recently happening place—and not only politically. He noted
returned from Kyiv where he spent a week as advisor for many encouraging signs after a year’s absence from Kyiv,
the Indiana University/U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s including many more Western restaurants and cafes,
Parliamentary Development Project. Deychakiwsky met road improvements and building renovations, and a real-
with deputies and staff of the Verkhovna Rada, as well as estate boom (it looks as if Westerners who bought real
with Ukrainian non-governmental organizations, estate a few years ago made a wise investment).
informing them about how hearings in the U.S. Con- Kyiv is becoming a “modern” city in other respects as
gress are conducted and about how U.S. citizens interact well, Mr. Deychakiwsky noted. Coming back from a
friend’s apartment near Basarabsky rynok late one night,
he was robbed at gunpoint by three Russian-speaking
“hooligans.” (They took his money but left his wallet
TWG NEWS following brief negotiations, and actually apologized as
Published monthly for its membership by they were leaving, blaming their action on the current
The Washington Group economic situation in Ukraine). Despite this unpleasant
P.O. Box 11248, Washington, DC 20008 incident, the TWG Secretary left with a feeling of
EDITOR optimism about Ukraine’s future.
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Summer 1995 2
in many ways like other American forums, local schools, and other
“Could cities “outside” (the Alaskan term for
continental US). We have Wal-
organizations. I seem to have far less
time now than when I lived on the
anyone Mart, K-Mart, McDonald’s, etc. but
we also have some four & five star
restaurants, a Performing Arts
Summertime is beautiful, with
long daylight hours—19 1/2
imagine Center with three halls seating from
350 to 2,000 and lots of other great
hours—so it gives everyone a chance
to plan hikes and, most importantly,
entertainment and shopping. For a fishing trips. I never understood
m y city of its size, it is very cosmopoli-
tan and self sufficient. Our closest
fishing until I got a King Salmon
hooked on my line. After you catch
neighboring, major cities are them comes the really great part—
Steinway Vancouver and Seattle, both about
three hours flying.
eating a freshly caught Alaskan wild
salmon. Your palette is spoiled
Grand in Anchorage is situated in a
gorgeous natural setting, surrounded
Believe it or not, there is a small
by ocean on two sides—Turnagain group of Ukrainians living here and
an igloo?” Arm and Knik Arm of Cook Inlet,
and the splendid Chugach Range on
we had a barbecue together last
summer. It was most fascinating to
the third. Views of snowcaps, and hear all the stories of what brought
the ocean abound. Across the Knik each one of us to Alaska. We have
and other myths Arm is the Alaska range with famous had a large Ukrainian dance group
volcanoes such as Mt. Augustine, from Kiev perform here three years
about cultural life Mt. Readout, and Mt. Spur, and ago. There are also Ukrainians who
in Alaska farther out Mt. McKinley which at come from Magadan and other
100 miles is often visible on a clear Siberian areas. I met one wonderful
day. Throughout the city are many Ukrainian from Zaporizhzhya who
By Juliana Osinchuk lakes and several rivers. My husband, read my name in the newspaper and
Mark, and I live on a lake where all decided to call and find out if I was
If anyone had told me five years summer long we are visited by great Ukrainian.
ago that I would be living in Alaska, varieties of ducks, loons, and other I just recently returned from
I would have probably laughed it off birds as well as occasional moose and Ukraine, where I was invited to
as a joke. Unbelievably, it has bald eagles. It is true that you can see speak and perform at the Interna-
already been almost three years since moose standing on the side of a tional Music Conference honoring
I moved to Anchorage from New main street in midtown. Traffic on a Borys Lyatoshynsky. It has been
York. Life “up here,” as many would four lane road is also often brought 2 1/2 years since my last visit and I
say, is quite wonderful. For those to a screeching halt for a crossing by saw many positive changes in Kyiv.
skeptics—yes, we have indoor a large family of lesser Canada geese. Unfortunately, Lviv struck me as a
plumbing, electricity, paved roads, I have a very busy professional quite depressed city with greater
and, no, we do not live in igloos. and social life. This last season I negative feelings of the future.
Could anyone imagine my Steinway performed over fifteen solo and I was greatly honored this year to
Grand in an igloo? For the unin- chamber recitals in Anchorage and receive a solo recital grant from the
formed: an igloo is simply an other Alaskan communities. On National Endowment for the Arts
Eskimo word for hut or house. several programs I was able to resulting in a recital on October 27,
Alaskan Eskimos do not live in ice present works of Ukrainian compos- 1995, at the Jon F. Kennedy Center
igloos. The ice huts are found in ers to Alaskan audiences. The for the Performing Arts in Washing-
Northern Canada. response is always very positive. Also, ton, and November 8, 1995, at
Getting back to Anchorage—this I have established a private teaching Merkin Hall in New York City. I
is a city of c. 250,000 population, studio and receive many requests to cordially invite everyone to attend,
half of the state’s total. Anchorage is present lecture/recitals at university and hope to see you all soon. ❏
Summer 1995 3
Amb. Courtney ends tour in Kazakstan
By R.L. Chomiak many Kazakstanis said they knew arms reduction, non-proliferation,
ALMATY, Kazakstan—William they were an independent country trade, exchanges. Practicing tradi-
H. Courtney is a “household name” when they saw the American Flag fly tional American hospitality, he
in Kazakstan.* In the latter part of in Almaty. That flag, kept in a U.S. opened the embassy doors to the
June 1995 every important newspa- Information service drawer since the people of Kazakstan and he traveled
per in this Central Asian country, embassy moved to its present, much throughout the vast country.
radio and TV stations carried larger quarters, was presented by the Both the embassy chancery and
interviews with and articles about staff as a souvenir to the first ambas- the ambassador’s residence—first in
the first American ambassador who sador at his farewell reception. hotel suites, later in small quarters
was ending his three-and-a-half-year The arrival of William H. and now in more representational,
tour. Courtney in Almaty, less than two normal spaces—there were frequent
Amb. Courtney, honorary months after Kazakstan became receptions and informal gatherings,
member of TWG, left Kazakstan independent, served as a civics lesson and press conferences at which
July 1 for Washington with his wife in American democracy for Kazak- Kazakstanis and visiting Americans
Paula Feeney, and children Will and stanis: he came in as chargé could meet and exchange informa-
Allison. Three days later, the fourth d’affaires, pending his formal tion. The American Embassy hosted
Independence Day reception nomination by President George artists who displayed their works or
organized by the American Embassy Bush, followed by the US Senate put on performances.
in Kazakstan was the first without hearing, the Senate’s consent vote All media had no problems with
Bill Courtney as the host. But on the and the swearing-in ceremony in access to the American envoy, and
eve of his departure there was a Washington. So it was in early his ties with the Kazakstanis were
farewell party for him at the Embas- September, 1992, that Amb. Court- not limited to those in the capital.
sy which was attended by the now ney could present his credentials to The country with 16 million
large American and local staff, and President Nursultan Nazarbayev of inhabitants is two time zones wide,
several former Kazakstani embassy Kazakstan and become ambassador and Ambassador Courtney got to
employees who have moved to other extraordinary and plenipotentiary. know virtually every region of this
jobs but remain close friends of The ceremony, in fact, took place large piece of real estate through
“Meester Ambassador,” and “Beel.” about half hour after that for the personal visits, while the people
(I timed my short visit to Almaty ambassador from Iran. there got to know this American.
from Kyyiv to catch Bill Courtney’s But there is no doubt in Kazak- And it was during Amb. Court-
farewell.) stan about which foreign diplomatic ney’s tenure that Operation Sapphire
The American Embassy opened mission was first. When the country took place. After extensive and
in Kazakstan in February 1992, and got around to producing its own supersecret negotiations and plan-
diplomatic plates for cars (until 1992 ning that lasted for months and that
* Note: Kazakstan is spelled such things were handled by Mos- could serve as the subject of exciting
without the “h” because that, appar- cow for all of USSR), the American TV miniseries, Kazakstan was able to
ently, is what the State Dept. geogra- cars received “001” as the country get rid of 600 pounds of highly
pher has recently determined. It would designation, and the plate on the enriched uranium (warhead quality)
have been even closer if it were spelled American ambassador’s car in left over from the time when the
Kazaqstan. Stalin’s linguists who Kazakstan is “001 001”. country was the main Soviet atomic
invented a Cyrillic alphabet for the Throughout his service in backyard. The stuff was bought,
Kazak language created an additional Kazakstan Amb. Courtney stressed packed and transported by the US
“k” with a “khvostyk” and the sound the word “American” in his title just before Thanksgiving Day 1994.
like “kh” in order to keep the people’s “American Ambassador.” He was And it was also Amb. Courtney,
name separate from kazak/kozak, and American first and ambassador an economist by profession, who
some Kazaks maintain that the second, although his tenure included never lost an opportunity to encour-
Zaporozhtsi, et al., got the name from some very serious US-Kazakstani age market reforms and democratiza-
them.—RLC diplomatic initiatives in the areas of (See Courtney, page 5)
Summer 1995 4
Soyuzivka bracing for Club Suzy-Q week
The 12th Annual Club Suzy-Q married couples, singles, whatever; Reservations for rooms to be
Week will be held August 12-19 at people make friends for life; now made directly with Soyuzivka (914)
the UNA resort Soyuzivka, in there is even a second generation of 626-5641; fax (914) 626-4638;
Kerhonkson, New York. Suzy-Q-ers growing up. address: Soyuzivka, UNA Estate,
This is a fun week for young-in- Activities include a visit to the Foordmore Road, Kerhonkson, NY
spirit Ukrainian professionals, Culinary Institute of America 12446.
students, retirees, etc. People come (Italian dinner), river rafting on the For further information/registra-
from all over North America and Delaware, hiking at Lake Mohonk tion forms call these folks evenings
even overseas sometimes. and Lake Minnewaska, winery tour, until 10 p.m.):
The setting is beautiful, interest- sports, masquerade, steak night, Marta Tyshynsky (NJ) (201)
ing people, from all walks of life, Hutsul Vatra, slide show, horseback 472-3972.
riding, mountain biking, Hudson Roma Nightengale (Rochester,
River cruise, presidential mansion NY0 (716) 594-9323.
Courtney...(from Page 4) tour, welcome party and hug-in, Marta Terebenec (Toronto) (416)
tion in Kazakstan. He even did it in farewell banquet and hug-out, 249-0225.
his farewell interviews in the media zabava, zabava, zabava. Roman Nazareqycz (Toronto)
and he did it in his farewell remarks Bring your fancy duds, casual (416) 535-0480.
at the embassy reception. It’s safe to clothes, costume for masquerade, (Information courtesy of Orysia T.
say that few post-Soviet Kazakstanis Ukrainian outfit for Hutsul night. Tracz.) ❏
will forget the name of the first
American diplomat in their indepen-
dent country. Cultural Fund Fall Season...(from Page 1)
While it’s never safe to predict feature Canadian-born jazz pianist Washington, on Sunday, October 8,
what the US Senate will decide, John Stetch. Mr. Stetch received his at the Leadership Conference, at the
Amb. Courtney is not about to rest music degree with high distinction Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington,
in the Foggy Bottom. He is getting in jazz piano from McGill University Virginia.
ready for his next challenge— in 1991 and was one of three In addition, the Cultural Fund
Georgia, not the site of the next finalists in the 1993 Thelonius has arranged for two subtitled
Olympic Games, but the one in the Monk International Jazz Composers’ contemporary Ukrainian movies, M.
war-torn Caucasus that is due for a Competition. He has recorded two Ilienko’s Fouchoo and Vadym
complete political, economic and CDs for Terra Nova Records; Castielli’s The Treasures of Hetman
physical reconstruction. With the “Rectangle Man” and “Carpathian Polubotok, to be shown at the
Senate’s consent, his issues of TWG Blues,” which have been played on Kennedy Center’s American Film
News will soon be on their way to hundreds of radio stations across the Institute in November.
Tbilisi. ❏ US. And, for a very special holiday
He has toured Canada and the treat, the Cultural Fund has arranged
Former TWG News Editor Ross US, and currently resides in New for Lviv soprano, Oksana Krovytska,
Chomiak helped establish the US York and performing and recording who recently sang leading roles in
Information Agency operation in the with the Tanareid Band. Many of several New York City Opera
early months of the US Embassy in Stetch’s compositions are based on productions (including Violetta in
Almaty. Now, his daughter, Tania Ukrainian folk themes cleverly La Traviata at Wolf Trap), to kick-
Chomiak, a USIA foreign service interwoven with new harmonies to off the International Music Series at
officer, serves there as Information create innovative structures. Don’t the historic and very beautiful
Officer and Acting Public Affairs miss this rare opportunity to hear Meridian House on Sunday after-
Officer. Mr. Chomiak has spent the “some of the best jazz you’re likely to noon, December 11. Please watch
past year in Kyiv as director of the hear on either side of the Canada/ TWG News for more details on all
USAID-funded International Media U.S. border” (Peter Hadekel, The these events and we hope to see you
Center. Montreal Gazette), live, here in there. ❏
Summer 1995 5
covered by this panel. your friends.
Conference... (from Page 1) The hard part is over. Time to After Brunch there is entertainment.
the first panel of the Conference will change—and go for a dip in the Jacuzzi the Ukrainian-Canadian jazz pianist
present ideas on what issues and activi- —if you’re staying in the hotel, that is. John Stetch.
ties the Ukrainian-American commu- Otherwise, time to go for a cocktail. The formal part of the conference is
nity ought to be focusing. Feeling relaxed and a bit hungry, over but there are still things to do. If
Next, there will be a panel presen- dinner is served. No banquet would be you have an interest in the Informa-
tation on how our community can complete without an Awards Cer- tion Highway, you’ll want to meet
help itself. The following issues will be emony, and this evening is no excep- some of the participants from ukes-
discussed: How can we as a commu- tion. TWG will present the TWG social or ukes-news Internet groups.
nity protect our legal rights, for ex- Journalism Award for the best cover- We’ll have a few computers on hand
ample, with respect to defamation and age of Ukrainian-related matters. and hooked up to the electronic high-
immigration issues, and affect the de- An elevator ride to the top floor gets way. Don’t know about the ukes groups
velopment of Ukraine as a state based you to the View Lounge, the site of the on Internet? We’ll tell you all about it.
on the rule of law? What can we as a TWG dance and another breathtak- Don’t care for technical talk. How
community do to provide adequate ing view of Washington. about a leisurely walk across Key Bridge
care to our elderly, and what can we do No need to set the alarm clock— to Georgetown and visit the Alla Rogers
to help improve the medical situation Brunch is at 11:30 Sunday morning. Gallery, which will be featuring the
for our friends and relatives in Ukraine? It’s great to find yourself in a Key works of a Ukrainian artist, Alexander
How can we effectively provide social Bridge Marriott room on this Sunday Pogrebinsky.
services to our needy in the US. morning. No need to travel. Time to And before leaving town—don’t
Then we break for a working lunch. eat and to catch-up on things with forget that one last soak in the Jacuzzi.
During lunch the conference partici-
pants at each table will discuss various
topics related to the conceptualizing UABA to meet during TWG Conference
and implementing a new role for the
Ukrainian-American community. In view of the compelling need tion needs, estate matters, etc.
Toward the end of lunch the dis- to redefine and evaluate the role The private Saturday afternoon
cussion group facilitators at each table and goals of the Ukrainian Diaspora session of the UABA will include
will summarize the key ideas generated and its community organizations, discussions on: the specific short-
at their table for the benefit of all and their relationship to Ukraine term and long-term role and goals
participants. and its people, the Ukrainian of the UABA in relation to Ukraine
After lunch the third panel will American Bar Association (UABA) and the diaspora; the election of a
focus on how the Ukrainian-Ameri- has chosen to hold its annual fall new UABA Board of Governors;
can community can get its message out meeting in conjunction with the government financial grant pro-
to the broader community. Participa- TWG Leadership Conference to grams; financial report; plans for
tion in election campaigns, lobbying be held this October 6-8 in Wash- the Spring 1996 UABA meeting
the White House, Congress, and gov- ington. and the Third World Congress of
ernment departments and agencies, In addition to participating in Ukrainian Jurists in October 1996,
participating in and influencing think the panel session on “Developing a and other miscellaneous general
tanks, and participating in and influ- Consensus on Ukrainian Commu- UABA business.
encing the media will be among the nity Goals,” UABA panelists will For additional information
topics covered by this panel. discuss the nature, complexity and about the UABA meeting, please
The final panel of the day will potential conflicts of legal repre- contact:
present information on the how our sentation and defense of issues of UABA President Orest Jejna
community can obtain funding to fi- importance to the Ukrainian com- at 602-254-3872 or OJEJNA@
nance the implementation of our goals. munity, such as, defamation, news AOL.com or Vice President
Obtaining funds through government, distortion, misrepresentation, dis- Bohdanna Pochoday at 201-701-
corporate, or foundation grants as well crimination, Ukrainian immigra- 0544 or DPochoday@AOL.com.
as through direct fund raising will be
Summer 1995 6
The Ukrainian Community: Defining a New Role
1995 TWG Leadership Conference
Friday, October 6
7:30 - 9:30 Reception at the Gannett Building
Saturday, October 7
8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:15 Introductory Remarks
9:15 - 10:00 Keynote Address
10:00 - 11:00 Panel 1: Developing a Consensus on Ukrainian
11:15 - 12:15 Panel 2: Providing Services to Our Community
12:15 - 2:30 Working Lunch: Participatory Discussion on what the
Ukrainian community ought to be doing.
2:30 - 3:30 Panel 3: Getting Our Message Out to the
3:45 - 4:30 Panel 4: Financing Our Projects
7:00 - 8:00 Cocktail Hour
8:00 - 10:00 Banquet
10:00 - 1:30 Dance
Sunday, October 8
11:30 - 1:00 Brunch
1:00 - 2:30 Jazz-Piano performance by
2:30 - 5:00 Informal Activities
— Trip to the Alla Rogers Gallery in Georgetown
The works of Ukrainian artist Alexander Pogrebinsky
will be exhibited.
— Cyberspace Enthusiasts get-together
Summer 1995 7
TWG’s TOP TEN Reasons to Stay at the Key Bridge Marriott
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view of Washington or of the Potomac river or both.)
8. Georgetown and the Ukrainian embassy are a ten-minute walk across the Key Bridge.
7. You will be close to a Metro stop, with a free hotel shuttle.
6. You will be only 10-minutes away from National Airport and 25 minutes from Dulles Airport.
5. Enjoy hotel amenities such as an indoor/outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.
4. Your best friends will be at the hotel.
3. No need to fight cross-town traffic to change into evening attire.
2. Sleep late Sunday morning and still be on time for the conference brunch at 11:30, or get up early
and go for a swim at the hotel pool before brunch.
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tournament) 410-825-9067. Directions: I-95 to 27 October, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Recital by pianist
Route 32 West (Exit 38B); follow to Route 29 North, Juliana Osinchuk. Terrace Theater, John F.
then to Route 108 West; East Entrance to park on Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washing-
right. RAIN OR SHINE. ton.
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