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Cleveland International Hall of Fame
2010 Induction

The 2010 Cleveland International Hall of Fame Induction was held Wednesday May 12, 2010 at Sterle's Country House at East 55th and St. Clair in Cleveland.

The Cleveland International Hall of Fame will permanently recognize those individuals who have made a valuable and lasting contribution to our multicultural society. A sellout crowd of over 300 attended the event and another 150 or so were put on a waiting list.

After a cocktail hour, attendees were seated for Sterle's famous family style dinner.

Crowd at Sterles for Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com then welcomed the crowd. He told how the sellout crowd was due to the quality of the inductees. Many of the attendees have been touched by the lives of the inductees and wanted to share this honor with them.

Dan Hanson at Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Dan Hanson

Others may not have known any of them personally but they respect their contributions to the community and wanted to show their support for a diverse and vibrant Cleveland.

Dan Hanson then introduced the keynote speaker, Mr. Albert B. Ratner, Co-Chairman of the Board of Forest City Enterprises, Inc.

Albert Ratner keynote speech

Albert B. Ratner keynote address

Mr. Ratner gave a terrific and thought provoking speech which included a call to action. Details on the Albert Ratner Keynote.

The inductions then began, in alphabetical order. Each inductee received a proclamation from both the Cleveland City Council (courtesy of Councilmen Matt Zone and Mike Polensek) and the Cuyahoga County Commissioners.

Cleveland International Hall of Fame awards

Cleveland International Hall of Fame awards

A special person had been chosen to induct each honoree into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.

Edith Lauer, Chairman Emerita of the Hungarian American Coalition inducted Jeanette Grasselli Brown

Edith Lauer, Chairman Emerita of the Hungarian American Coalition, inducted Jeanette Grasselli Brown





Edith Lauer inducted Jeanette Grasselli Brown


Jeanette Grasselli Brown

Jeanette Grasselli Brown


Lt. Colonel Joe Meisner inducted Dr. Dieu Thuc Do

Lt. Colonel Joe Meisner inducted Dr. Dieu Thuc Do





Lt. Colonel Joe Meisner inducted Dr. Dieu Thuc Do


Dr. Dieu Thuc Do


Lt. Colonel Joe Meisner inducted Dr. Dieu Thuc Do





Dr. Joe Wendel inducted Bob Haas




Dr. Joe Wendel inducted Bob Haas


Dr. Joe Wendel inducted Bob Haas

Robert (Bob) Haas





Bob Haas, Dan Hanson, Debbie Hanson and Dr Joe Wendel

Bob Haas, Dan Hanson, Debbie Hanson and Dr Joe Wendel


John Borkowski inducted Helen Karpinski

John Borkowski,President of the Alliance of Poles of America, inducted Helen Karpinski





John Borkowski inducted Helen Karpisnki - Daughters Mercedes Karpinski Spotts and Dianne Karpinski accepted the award for their late mother

Daughters Mercedes Karpinski Spotts and Diane Karpinski accepted the award for their late mother





Daughters Mercedes Karpinski Spotts  accepted the award for her late mother

Mercedes Karpinski Spotts


Diane Karpinski

Diane Karpinski


Dick Russ inducted Alex Machaskee

Award-winning journalist Dick Russ inducted Alex Machaskee


Dick Russ inducted Alex Machaskee accepted by Romanian Consul Alin Rosca





Romanian Consul Alin Rosca accepted the award for Alex Machaskee and read a touching letter from Alex. Mr. Machaskee followed his heart and attended his grandson's final recital in Cincinnati as he had promised him


Romanian Consul Alin Rosca

Romanian Consul Alin Rosca


Pat Dowd, President of the Padraic Pearse Center, inducted Lonnie McCauley

Pat Dowd, President of the Padraic Pearse Center, inducted Lonnie McCauley





Pat Dowd inducted Lonnie McCauley.  Tom McCauley accepted for his late wife.

Tom McCauley accepted the award for his late wife
Lonnie McCauley


Tom McCauley accepted the award for his late wife Lonnie McCauley


Valerie Schwonek inducted Irene Morrow

Valerie Schwonek inducted Irene Morrow


Valerie Schwonek inducted Irene Morrow





Irene Morrow

Irene Morrow





Jure émauc, Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia, inducted August Pust

Jure émauc, Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia, inducted August Pust





Jure émauc, Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia, inducted August Pust





Jure émauc, Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia, inducted August Pust

August Pust


Umberto Fedeli inducted Paul Sciria

Umberto Fedeli, President and CEO of The Fedeli Group, inducted Paul Sciria





Umberto Fedeli inducted Paul Sciria


Paul Sciria

Paul Sciria


Mona Alag inducted Paramjit Singh

Mona Alag, President of FICA, the Federation of India Community Associations, inducted Paramjit Singh





Mona Alag inducted Paramjit Singh





Paramjit Singh

Paramjit Singh


Lithuanian Consul Ingrida Bublys inducted Senator George Voinovich

Lithuanian Consul Ingrida Bublys inducted
Senator George Voinovich





Lithuanian Consul Ingrida Bublys inducted Senator George Voinovich


Senator Voinovich was in session in Washington DC so Lucy Stickan from his office accepted for the Senator


Senator

Senator George Voinovich added his signature to the Cleveland International Hall of Fame commemorative book on May 14, 2010


Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation President Paul Burik inducted Leo Weidenthal

Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation President Paul Burik inducted Leo Weidenthal





Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation resident Paul Burik inducted Leo Weidenthal

Bud Weidenthal accepted the award for his late
great uncle Leo Weidenthal


Bud Weidenthal

Bud Weidenthal


Pearl of the Orient owner Rose Wong inducted her sister Margaret W. Wong

Pearl of the Orient owner Rose Wong inducted her sister Margaret W. Wong





Pearl of the Orient owner Rose Wong inducted her sister Margaraet W. Wong


Margaret W. Wong

Margaret W. Wong


Thank you to the inductors and congratulations to the Inaugural Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame


Bios of the 2010 Cleveland International Hall of Fame inductees

2010 Cleveland International Hall of Fame - Overview

2010 Cleveland International Hall of Fame - Why and How

2010 Cleveland International Hall of Fame Sponsors

Photos/videos of the 2010 Cleveland International Hall of Fame inductions

Faces in the crowd at the 2010 Cleveland International Hall of Fame

Albert Ratner keynote remarks at the 2010 Cleveland International Hall of Fame


To learn more about opportunities for the 2011 Cleveland International Hall of Fame induction please contact Debbie Hanson directly at deb@ClevelandPeople.Com or 216-381-8310.

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