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Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation
Officer Induction Dinner
April 17, 2012

Delegates of the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation got together on April 17 at The First Hungarian Reformed Church in Walton Hills to induct the 2012 officers.

Cultural Garden Federation meeting crowd


This was also a regular business meeting so after dinner, committee chairs gave their reports. Outgoing Treasurer Dennis Fiorelli was thanked for his work in stepping in to handle the Federation's books.

Dennis Fiorelli

Dennis Fiorelli


Outgoing President Paul Burik spoke and welcomed incoming President Sheila Murphy Crawford.

Paul Burik

Paul Burik

Sheila Murphy Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford

Outgoing directors were recognized and thanked

Outgoing directors were recognized and thanked

Past-president of the Cultural Garden Federation

Past-president of the Cultural Garden Federation

Larry Hocevar

Larry Hocevar

Judge Dianne Karpinski swore in the new officers.

Judge Diane Karpinsky

Judge Diane Karpinsky

Swearing in of officers

The 2012/2014 Officers and Board Members are:

  • President - Sheila Murphy Crawford
  • Vice Presidents - Anda Cook, Bill Jones, Erika Puussaar
  • Treasurer- Suat Aricanli
  • Executive Secretary - Mary Hamlin
  • Trustees: Thomas Turkaly, Berj Shakarian, Larry Hocevar, Paul Burik
Sheila Crawford thanked Dennis Fiorelli

Sheila Crawford thanked Dennis Fiorelli


Sheila Crawford then thanked outgoing President Paul Burik for his service.

Paul Burik and Sheila Murphy Crawford

Paul Burik and Sheila Murphy Crawford

Paul Burik and Sheila Murphy Crawford


The entire crowd lifted a glass and toasted Paul.

Toast to Paul Burik

Toast to Paul Burik

Fran Burik presenting scrapbooks to Paul Burik

Fran Burik presented scrapbooks to Paul Burik

Fran Burik presenting scrapbooks to Paul Burik

Fran Burik presenting scrapbooks to Paul Burik

Fran Burik presenting scrapbooks to Paul Burik



Mary Hamlin called on the Garden representatives in attendance.

Mary Hamlin


Mary Hamlin and Mike Keenan

Mary Hamlin and Mike Keenan


Carl Ewing of the African-American Garden

Carl Ewing of the African-American Garden


Harry Davis of American Legion Garden

Harry Davis of American Legion Garden


Jason Lin and Anthony Yen of Chinese Garden

Jason Lin and Anthony Yen of Chinese Garden


Stan Bohonek of the Czech Garden

Stan Bohonek of the Czech Garden


Cliff Clay (Native American), Anda Cook (Latvian) and Paul Burik (Czech)

Cliff Clay (Native American), Anda Cook (Latvian) and Paul Burik (Czech)


Judge Karpinsky and Laurel Tombazzi

Judge Karpinsky and Laurel Tombazzi (Rusyn)

New president Sheila Murphy Crawford listed some plans for the Federation.

Sheila Murphy Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford

Sheila Murphy Crawford and family

Sheila Murphy Crawford family and Irish Garden reps


New Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation Board

New Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation Board




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