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American Nationalities Movement (ANM) Awards
Philomenas
December 18, 2010

The American Nationalities Movement (ANM)was founded over 50 years ago by the Hon. Ralph J. Perk, former Mayor of Cleveland (1971-77). The current Honorary President is the Hon. George V. Voinovich. The ANM represents 50 diverse nationalities and periodically convenes its members to collectively celebrate their heritages.

Each year of its existence it has identified individuals within the Greater Cleveland community who exemplify exceptional work in, for, and with the international community.

In December 2010, the American Nationalities Movement honored Alex Machaskee, Rafael Reyes Davila and Dan, Debbie and Pat Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com.

Taras Szmalaga and Irene Morrow

Taras Szmalaga and Irene Morrow

Irene Morrow, who has provided exceptional leadership over many years and Taras Szmalaga were the MCs for the event held at Philomena's on Canal Road.

Holiday music and a social hour gave the attendees a chance to mingle.

Musicians Rose and Don Slogar

Rose and Don Slogar


Fr. John Loejoes gave the invocation and lunch was served.

Invocation - Irene Morrow, Taras Szmalaga and Fr. John Loejoes

The official program began with Eduardo Romero from the City of Cleveland who spoke about Cleveland's diversity.

Eduardo Romero of the City of Cleveland

Eduardo Romero of the City of Cleveland


Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman congratulated the 3 honorees and told of plans for the 100th anniversary of the West Side Market in 2012.

Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman

Former Plain Dealer Publisher Alex Machaskee was then introduced by Taras Szmagala and Irene Morrow.

Irene Morrow awards Alex Machaskee

Irene Morrow awards Alex Machaskee



Rafael Reyes Davila was then honored.

Rafael Davila and Irene Morrow

Irene Morrow awards Rafael Davila



Rafael Reyes Davila


Dan, Debbie and Pat Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com were then honored.

Pat Hanson, Dan Hanson and Debbie Hanson with Irene Morrow

Pat, Dan and Debbie Hanson with Irene Morrow



Debbie Hanson accepts the award from Irene Morrow


We are very grateful and honored to be in such prestigious company and to be recognized with this important award. Thank you.

Enjoy these photos from the event and if you can help identify any of the people in the photos, please let us know.

Alex Machaskee and August Pust

Alex Machaskee and August Pust


Giahoa Ryan and Dan Hanson

Giahoa Ryan and Dan Hanson


Irene Morrow and Councilman Mike Polensek

Irene Morrow and Councilman Mike Polensek


Richard Klein and Vlad Rus

Richard Klein and Vlad Rus


Ken Kovach and Ben Stefanski

Ken Kovach and Ben Stefanski


Joe Thomas and Debbie Hanson

Joe Thomas and Debbie Hanson


Pat Hanson with Judge Ron Suster

Pat Hanson with Judge Ron Suster


Eduardo Romero, Rafel Davila and August Pust

Eduardo Romero, Rafel Davila and August Pust


Taras Szmalaga with State Senator Tom Patton

Taras Szmalaga with State Senator Tom Patton


Justice Terrence O'Donnell

Justice Terrence O'Donnell


George Brown

George Brown


Renate and David Jakupca with Joe Meisner

Renate and David Jakupca with Joe Meisner


Michael Patterson from Dennis Kucinich's office and Jim Georgiades

Michael Patterson from Dennis Kucinich's office
and Jim Georgiades


Gary Kotlarsic with Debbie and Pat Hanson

Gary Kotlarsic with Debbie and Pat Hanson


Joe Thomas, Dan Hanson and Radhika Reddy

Joe Thomas, Dan Hanson and Radhika Reddy


Rafael Davila, Joe Meisner, Pat Hanson,Giahoa Ryan, Debbie Hanson and Dr. Viktoras Stankus

Rafael Davila, Joe Meisner, Pat Hanson,Giahoa Ryan, Debbie Hanson and Dr. Viktoras Stankus


American Nationalities Movement attendees - Dushan Kaluznik

...with Dushan Kaluznik
Kelli Perk with State Senator Tom Patton

Kelli Perk with State Senator Tom Patton


American Nationalities Movement attendees Liz and Robert Filippi

Liz and Robert Filippi


American Nationalities Movement attendees Donna and Frank Przybojewski

Donna and Frank Przybojewski


American Nationalities Movement attendees ...with Dushan Kaluznik

...with Dushan Kaluznik


American Nationalities Movement attendees Jerry Vencl and guest

Jerry Vencl and guest


George Maloof with Judge Ray Pianka

George Maloof with Judge Ray Pianka


with Mayor Beryl Rothschild

...with Mayor Beryl Rothschild



Marty Plax with Councilman Mike Polensek

Marty Plax with Councilman Mike Polensek


George Maloof with Justice Terrence O'Donnell

George Maloof with Justice Terrence O'Donnell


Alex Machaskee and Rafael Davila

Alex Machaskee and Rafael Davila


Rafael Davila and family

Rafael Davila and family


Pat Hanson with award

Pat Hanson with award


American Nationalities Movement attendees Robert and Judy Michalski

Robert and Judy Michalski


Vlad Rus and Alex Machaskee

Vlad Rus and Alex Machaskee


Rafael Davila and Sharjeel  Ashraf

Rafael Davila and Sharjeel Ashraf


Rahman Balasubramaniam with Joe Thomas

Rahman Balasubramaniam with Joe Thomas


Pat, Debbie and Dan Hanson

Pat, Debbie and Dan Hanson


Fr. John Loejoes

Fr. John Loejoes


Irene Morrow and Joe Cimperman

Irene Morrow and Joe Cimperman


Pat Hanson and Giahoa Ryan

Pat Hanson and Giahoa Ryan


American Nationalities Movement attendees Vincent Collazo and Ben Stefanski

Vincent Collazo and Ben Stefanski


American Nationalities Movement attendee


American Nationalities Movement attendees


American Nationalities Movement attendees Karla Mahoney and Arnie Zielinski

Karla Mahoney and Arnie Zielinski


American Nationalities Movement attendees Mira Djelich, Marty Plax and Dobrana Komnencic

Mira Djelich, Marty Plax and Dobrana Komnencic


Debbie Hanson and Dr. Viktoras Stankus - Dr. Vik

Debbie Hanson and Dr. Viktoras Stankus


August Pust and Pat Hanson

August Pust and Pat Hanson


Musicians Rose and Don Slogar

Rose and Don Slogar


Taras Szmalaga

Taras Szmalaga


... with Dan Hanson

... with Dan Hanson


Renate Jakupca, Ron Lawton and Ilia Kazandzieff

Renate Jakupca, Ron Lawton and Ilia Kazandzieff


Thanks to Renate Jakupca for taking photos

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