Introduction, National Anthem and Invocation Cleveland International Hall of Fame 2013 Class
The social/networking hour was extra fun this year as accomplished musician Fred Ziwich strolled through the crowd playing favorites on his accordion.
Fred Ziwich at Cleveland International Hall of Fame
Fred Ziwich playing for Bishop Pevec
Fred then led the sold out crowd of 430+ in singing the national anthem.
Fred Ziwich and Dan Hanson
Nacy Panzica, Bishop Pevec and Ratanjit Sondhe
Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com welcomed the crowd to the induction ceremony of the 2013 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame. He told a funny story that exemplifies the cultural diversity in the city of Cleveland.
Dan then told told about the ethnic diversity in Cleveland and how ClevelandPeople.Com recently added a new (Mongolian) community to the website.
Maria Pujana, Sam Miller and Dan Hanson
Sister Diana Stano, O.S.U., Ph.D., the sixteenth president of Ursuline College, gave the invocation before dinner.
Sister Diana Stano, O.S.U., Ph.D.
After dinner, Dan Hanson explained the process to be inducted into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame. Over 100 worthy nominees were submitted and the input of existing members of the Hall of Fame helped yield the final 7 inductees.
Be sure to mark May 7, 2014 in your calendar for next year's Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction. Top of Page