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Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation
Officer Induction
Ariel International Center
April 8, 2014

The 2014 Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation officer induction ceremony was held at the Ariel International Center in Cleveland. Ariel is now the business home of the Federation.

President Sheila Murphy Crawford welcomed the crowd.

President Sheila Murphy Crawford

President Sheila Murphy Crawford


She then introduced Radhika Reddy of Ariel who told the Cultural Garden crowd about the philosophy and future of the Center.

Radhika Reddy and Sheila Murphy Crawford

Radhika Reddy and Sheila Murphy Crawford




Radhika Reddy and Sheila Murphy Crawford


Garden delegates and their guests were able to tour the Ariel International Center and were very impressed. After an international buffet dinner, President Sheila Murphy Crawford began the business meeting.

President Crawford welcomed some of the dignitaries at the ceremony, congratulated Ernie Mihaly for his upcoming induction into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.

Kori Smith and Ernie Mihaly

Kori Smith and Ernie Mihaly


She thanked outgoing Cultural Garden VP Erika Puussaar.

Aavo and Erika Puussaar

Aavo and Erika Puussaar


She then announced the newly elected officers.

Sheila Murphy Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford


President Crawford with Vice-Presidents Anda Cook, Paul Burik and Rich Crepage

President Crawford with Vice-Presidents
Anda Cook, Paul Burik and Rich Crepage





Newly elected board members Paula Tilisky, Tom Turkaly, Pierre Bejjani, Dona Brady, Mary Hamlin, Anda Cook, Sheila Crawford, Paul Burik and Rich Crepage

Newly elected board members Paula Tilisky, Tom Turkaly, Pierre Bejjani, Dona Brady, Mary Hamlin, Anda Cook, Sheila Crawford, Paul Burik and Rich Crepage


Judge Diane Karpinski quoted Cultural Garden founder Leo Weidenthal and then administered the Oath of Office to the newly elected directors.

Judge Diane Karpinski

Judge Diane Karpinski




Oath of Office


After the swearing in of the newly elected officers, President Sheila Murphy Crawford invited the other 4 officers to the stage and told of the continuing success of the Gardens.

Garden Board with Dozia Krislaty, Svetlana Stolyarova, Carl Ewing and George Terbrak

Garden Federation Board with returning members Dozia Krislaty, Svetlana Stolyarova, Carl Ewing and George Terbrak



President Sheila Murphy Crawford thanked Dan Hanson and Debbie Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com for all their efforts promoting the Cleveland Cultural Gardens.



President Crawford presented the directors a special, and much appreciated, gift - business cards! It may seem insignificant but with the new office address and business cards, the Garden directors will have the tools they need to further their mission.

Cultural Garden directors with business cards


Cultural Garden directors with business cards


Cultural Garden directors with business cards

Congratulations to all the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation officers.


Below are photos of some of the attendees. If we made a mistake with a name or you can help ID someone please let us know.

Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation Board

Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation Board


Carrie Hansen (City of Cleveland), Mary Hamlin and Lex Machaskee

Carrie Hansen (City of Cleveland), Mary Hamlin and Lex Machaskee


Dan and Dona Brady

Dan and Dona Brady


Hans and Karin Ruus

Hans and Karin Ruus


Tom Turkaly with Jerry and Branka Malinar

Tom Turkaly with Jerry and Branka Malinar


Sheila Murphy Crawford friends and family

Sheila Murphy Crawford friends and family


Boris and Irina Vinogradskaya

Boris and Irina Vinogradskaya


Tom Berardinelli and Shanna Renae Allred

Tom Berardinelli and Shanna Ranae Allred


Carl Ewing and Charlie Mae

Carl Ewing and Charlie Mae


Dozia Krislaty and Svetlana Stolyarova

Dozia Krislaty and Svetlana Stolyarova


Kelli and Judge Ralph Perk Jr.

Kelli and Judge Ralph Perk Jr.


Mr and Mrs Hans Kopp

Mr and Mrs Hans Kopp


Pierre and Mary Bejjani

Pierre and Mary Bejjani


Stan Bohanek, Paula Tilisky, Blanche Vanis, Paul and Fran Burik

Stan Bohanek, Paula Tilisky,
Blanche Vanis, Paul and Fran Burik


African-American Garden guests

African-American Garden guests


John and Judy Startari

John and Judy Startari


Carrie Hansen, Paul Burik and Raj Pillai

Carrie Hansen, Paul Burik and Raj Pillai


Pierre Bejjani and friends

Pierre Bejjani and friends


Mary Hamlin and Hans Kopp

Mary Hamlin and Hans Kopp

As this last photo shows, the peaceful philosophy of the Cultural Gardens endures even when the rest of the world does not.

Russia and Ukraine shaking hands

Russia and Ukraine Garden delegates shake hands in front of their flags


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