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Az LIV. (54.) Magyar Találkozó – The 54th Hungarian Congress (2014)
Hungarian Congress
MAGYAR TAL
ÁLKOZÓ
This will be the 54th consecutive year that the Hungarian Association holds the Hungarian Congress.
It is the largest and most comprehensive Hungarian conference outside of Hungary dealing with a spectrum of topics of interest about Hungary, with both scholarly and popular presentations in Hungarian and English, a book fair, an art exhibition, and a formal Hungarian Ball.


Hungarian Association Board 2013

 Plan now to attend the 54th Magyar Találkozó
 A MAGYAR KONGRESSZUS és MAGYAR BÁL

 November 28-30, 2014

 Held during U.S. Thanksgiving weekend in Cleveland, OH USA


  Location for Magyar Ball & Hungarian Congress:
  Cleveland Airport Marriott Hotel
 
4277 West 150th St., Cleveland, OH 44135

  (New location!)



 <== A Magyar Társaság Tiszti Kara és Tervező Bizottsága 2013

   


   
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FACT SHEET ABOUT THE 2014 CONGRESS - TÁJÉKOZTATÓ

  

 

TÁJÉKOZTATÓ - March 2014 NEWSLETTER

 Hungarian Association newsletter March 2014

 

Ladanyi Artistic Contest - Pályázat 2014

Ladanyi contest 2014

 

Membership Letter - Tagság 2014

Membership letter 2014

 

Archives of the Hungarian Congress -

Magyar Találkozó - Kongresszus

 

Archive of the 53rd (2013) Hungarian Conference
Contains all of the program information about the 2013 Congress.

Archive of the 52th (2012) Hungarian Conference
Contains all of the program information about the 2012 Congress.

News article - Az 52 Találkozó: a Magyar Társaság valóban teljesítette küldetését

 

ARCHIVE OF PRIOR YEARS:

Archive of Hungarian Congress November 2013

Archive of Hungarian Congress November 2012

Archive of Hungarian Congress November 2011

Archive of Hungarian Congress November 2010

Archive of Hungarian Congress November 2009

Archive of Hungarian Congress November 2008

Archive of Hungarian Congress November 2007

Archive of Hungarian Congress November 2006

Archive of Hungarian Congress November 2005

Archive of Hungarian Congress November 2004

Archive of Hungarian Congress November 2003

Archive of Hungarian Congress 2002, 2001 and 2000

Additional archives will be made available here in the future.

 

KÜLDETÉS / MISSION:

A Magyar Társaság küldetése:

A Magyar Társaság egy amerikai magyar kulturális szervezet, amely évente megtartott kongresszus keretén belül megbeszélések tárgyává teszi az amerikai magyar társadalmat érintő kérdéseket, és a magyar közösség tagjai közbenjárásával nevelési, irodalmi, tudományos és felvilágosító előadásokat, filmeket, ankétokat nyújt. Ugyanakkor elismeréssel illeti azokat a magyar származású személyeket, akik kimagasló és önkéntes tevékenységükkel szolgálták az amerikai magyar társadalom javát és szakmai, irodalmi, művészeti és tudományos tevékenységükkel érdemelték ki az elismerést. Kulturális rendeltetése alapján a Magyar Társaság támogatással, honlapjával és egyéb tevékenységeivel nyújt segítő kezet az amerikai magyar társadalomnak.

Mission of the Hungarian Association:

The Hungarian Association is a cultural organization sponsoring an annual Congress which provides a forum for the discussion of issues impacting Hungarian Americans and offers educational, literary, scientific, artistic and informative lectures, films and seminars by members of the Hungarian community. It also recognizes persons of Hungarian origin who did outstanding volunteer work for the betterment of the Hungarian American community, or deserve recognition for their work, including authors, artists and scientists of Hungarian descent. The Association reaches out to Hungarian Americans with sponsorships, a web site and other activities in pursuit of its cultural mission.

 

Magyar Társaság / Magyar Találkozó vázlatos története
A short history of the Hungarian Association

"A short history of the Hungarian Association" by Lel F. Somogyi book cover"A short history of the Hungarian Association - articles from Krónika," edited by Lél F. Somogyi, is a 50 page book that contains a number of articles, numerous photos, and a wealth of information in both Hungarian and English about the history of the Hungarian Association and the individuals who had the vision and dedication to carry on its mission of representing and perpetuating the Hungarian culture, for what is now its more than 50 year history. 

Download PDF: "A short history of the Hungarian Association - articles from Krónika," edited by Lél F. Somogyi. (Also available as Word doc)

 

 

 

 

Magyar Társaság / Magyar Találkozó története röviden

Jó tudni, amit Prof. Dr. Somogyi Ferenc megmagyarázót ‘A Magyar Társaság – Három évtizedének vázlatos története’ című könyvében:

1952 november 9-én megalakult a Magyar Társaság.
1961 július 9-én megállapodás történt, hogy széles körű tanácskozást kellene létre hozni, és azt ‘Magyar Találkozó’-nak nevezik.
1961 november 24-én volt az első Magyar Találkozó (a clevelandi Magyar Önképzőkör székházában a Fulton Roadon)
1973 óta, a Magyar Találkozó neve a sokkal kifejezőbb Magyar Kongresszus névre változott.
Mind a két név egyenlő (Magyar Találkozó = Magyar Kongresszus) használatban maradt. A Kongresszus név azért jött használatba mert egyre több magyar szervezet és intézmény a Találkozókkal (Kongresszusokkal) egy időben és helyen rendezte összejövetelét.
 

Krónika - The Chronicles of the Hungarian Congress

Krónika – a magyar határokon kívüli és száműzetésben élő magyarság 50 éves krónikája

 

A XLIX-L Krónikát 2011-ben adjuk ki, amely a 2009-es és 2010-es Magyar Kongresszusi eseményeit foglalja magában.

Ez lesz az utolsó nyomtatásban kiadott Krónika. A jövőben a Magyar Társaság honlapján jelenik majd meg.

A Magyar Társaság fél évszázada adja ki a Krónikát könyv formában, amely a kongresszusi műsort, az elhangzott és beküldött előadások szövegeit, valamint a Nyugati magyar tudósok, írok, és művészek előadásait közli.

Ez a különleges értékes könyvsorozat nagyon értékes képet nyújt a magyar életről a számkivetésben.

A Krónikát 1995-ig 34 egymást követő éven át Professor dr. Somogyi Ferenc, majd fia Somogyi F. Lél, szerkesztette.

Sok-sok fényképet és cikket közölt. Ugyancsak közétették a könyvsorozatban, amelyek általában 288-320 oldalon elegáns píros kötésben, arany nyomásban jelentek meg.

Az utolsó számokban a formája részben megváltozott, de a minősége megmaradt.

Eddig csak nyomtatott formában volt kapható a Krónika. Ettől az évtől kezdve, az egész szorozatót megjelentetjük a honlapunkon, kezdve a legújabb könyvvel.

Ráadásul, anyagok, amelyek nem voltak kaphatok könyvformában ezután a honlapunkon elektronikusan jelentetjük meg.

A célunk a legszélesebb körnek eljuttatni a Magyar Kongresszus előadási anyagát, hogy minél többen hozzáférhessenek világszerte, könyvkiadási és szállítási korlátok nélkül.

Krónika books – Documenting a half-century

A combined Krónika XLIX.-L. (Volume 49-50) is being published in 2011, representing the Hungarian Congresses held in November 2009 and November 2010. This was the last Krónika printed in book form. Future volumes will not be printed, but the Krónika will be published online with pictures and articles.

Krónika editions from some prior years are available directly from the Hungarian Association for US $20.00 inclusive of shipping in the USA, and for US $25.00 inclusive of shipping elsewhere. Check for availability.

For half a century, the Hungarian Association has published an annual book which encompasses the proceedings of the annual congress of the Hungarian scientific, literary and artistic association and includes papers presented by Hungarian scientists, writers and artists in the Western world. It has also served as the annual yearly journal of the Árpád Academy, which is the professional honorary society representing distinguished Hungarians in the Western world. In addition, the book contains material of interest and relevance to the purpose of the Hungarian Association and related to the topics of the Hungarian Congress.

This series uniquely chronicles the thinking of Hungarians outside of Hungary in this half century timespan and is thus a truly singular and invaluable resource for understanding the Hungarian experience in the diaspora. It was edited until 1995, for 34 consecutive years, by Professor Dr. Ferenc Somogyi, and since then by Lél F. Somogyi.

A large number of photos are also included in books published in at least the last decade. Typically, it has been in the range of 288 to 320 pages in a fine red bound edition with gold imprint. Recent editions vary from this while maintaining a characteristic format and look.

Krónika Online – The Continuing Chronicles of the Hungarian Congress

The Krónika volumes have previously only been available in printed book format. The complete contents of the Krónika - The Chronicles of the Hungarian Congress from prior years will be made available online, starting with the content of the most recent volumes, then working back to the earliest volumes.

Additionally, select articles and materials not published in book format will be made available exclusively online. The intention is to make available a greater range of valuable content online where the material is accessible to a world-wide audience, unconstrained by the costs and logistics of physical book publishing.

Contact Lél Somogyi, Editor of the Krónika and Secretary-General of the Árpád Academy, at the address LelSomogyi@HungarianAssociation.com or at (440 843-3970 for information and specifics about the Krónika and ordering.

As articles become available online, it will be possible to access them from links in the Table of Contents document for each Krónika.

The
Table of Contents for Krónika XLVIII (48) can be viewed at this link.

The Table of Contents for Krónika XLVII (47) can be viewed at this link.

 

AZ ÁRPÁD AKADÉMIA TAGJAI, az Árpád Szövetség tagjai,
Ezüstérem és Elismerő Díszoklevél nyertesei -

Members of the Árpád Academy of Hungarian Scientists, Writers and Artists Abroad, and

Members of the Árpád Association:

 

Prepared by/Összeállította: dr. Somogyi Ferencné Sarolta;

Published by: Lél F. Somogyi, Secretary-General of the Árpád Academy

Publication date: July 18, 2009 Revision: 20090718

 

This membership list was compiled based on the records of the Árpád Academy and based on lists published annually in the Krónika, the Chronicles of the Hungarian Association. The 2007 and 2008 entries can be found at the end of this document. This list is currently in revision and therefore might not complete and may still contain inaccuracies. It will be published in table format for ease of access and greater accuracy. Copyright © 2009 Hungarian Association. All rights reserved.

 

SELECTED ARTICLES:

Mindszenty József biboros érsek-primás úr látogatása 1974 tavaszán Cleveland egyházmegyében

Republished by Lél F. Somogyi (originally published by Kárpát Publishing, layout by Lél F. Somogyi)

(PDF download of complete book - Mindszenty in Cleveland in 1974 - 52 MB file)

How to Type in Hungarian (or any foreign language) on your Windows PC
by Lél F. Somogyi

The detailed instructions for turning on Hungarian language support on your PC are here.

Multilanguage support is available FREE under all versions of Microsoft Windows.
All you have to do is turn it on and know how to use it.

Changing Attitudes: Raising Children in a Dual Culture
by Judit and Pál Szentkirályi (reprinted by permission of the authors)

This article on raising children in a dual culture gives insight, information and useful tips on raising children in a bilingual environment, giving solid reasons for early muliple language training, and spells out clearly defined benefits.  It dispels common myths about bilingualism and gives facts based on the latest research. It serves as a useful resource for families trying to understand and explain the benefits of encouraging the nurturing of multiple cultures and languages. It was originally published by the authors in August 2006 and is reprinted here with their permission. Copyright © 2006 by the authors. The article can be downloaded as a Word document from www.clevelandcserkesz.org  -- Lél F. Somogyi, editor

Papi Through My Eyes: RECOLLECTIONS BY A SON OF WASS ALBERT

by Brigadier General Huba Wass de Czege, US Army Retired

(reprinted by permission of the author)

Here is the full text in PDF form of "Papi Through My Eyes: Recollections by a Son of Wass Albert," a nearly 60 page English language article by Huba Wass de Czege prompted by his participation in the XLVII Hungarian Congress in Cleveland, OH in November, 2007.

In it, he writes: "This English version is prompted by my participation in the XLVII Hungarian American Congress in Cleveland, Ohio on 23 and 24 November 2007, which was to a great extent dedicated to commemorating my father’s work in America in behalf of the Hungarians left behind the Iron Curtain. This work is to satisfy an immediate, and sincere interest in Papi’s life, and how we viewed his life and work within the Hungarian American community."

And in a letter to Dr. John Nádas, President of the Hungarian Association, he wrote: "You may find it useful to circulate this among the interested Hungarians in America to inform them better of our relationship to our father and to counter the false stories circulating. I think many of the people who were present at the Congress would read it."  -- Lél F. Somogyi, editor

 

LINKS OF INTEREST:
(not in any particular order)

WEBFORDITAS - http://www.webforditas.hu/

Fordítóprogram a magyar nyelv és 33 másik nyelv között fordít.  A MorphoLogic ingyenes nyelvészeti szolgáltatásokat nyújt: szövegfordítás, weblapfordítás, szótárak, helyesírás, többnyelvű keresés és mondatelemzés.

Google Magyarországi hírek - http://news.google.com/news?ned=hu_hu

Keressen és tallózzon 200 hírforrás folyamatosan frissített hírei között.

Magyar-Angol / Hungarian-English Dictionary for Android

The English−Hungarian Dictionary is an app for your Android phone or tablet that works offline, with no Internet connection needed, and  includes 101,496 Hungarian and 67,261 English words and phrases. It's also a small German−Hungarian dictionary, and a tiny French−Hungarian dictionary /angol, német, francia szótár. Visit this link with your Android device to download or find it at android.com.

Google Translate - http://translate.google.com/translate_t

You might find this new tool by Google to be helpful in quickly doing readable translations between various supported language pairs. Since some languages that are used in countries Hungarian minorities live in are already supported, it will be a useful tool for more easily reading and understanding news items or published works in those languages. Hungarian is not yet supported as one of the languages.

How to Type in Hungarian (or any foreign language) on your Windows PC

The detailed instructions for turning on Hungarian language and character support on your PC.

No Passport? Can’t Go Home!
An article about the Novels of Áron Gábor by Endre Szentkirályi

The 20th-century writer Áron Gábor, a direct descendant, is hardly known in Budapest literary circles but he was widely read in émigré communities. Perusing any reasonably educated émigré’s bookshelf in the 1970’s and 1980’s, whether in Buenos Aires, Sydney, Vienna, New Brunswick, Toronto, New York, Cleveland or Los Angeles, one would have found the usual assortment of classics, Arany, Gárdonyi and Petőfi, as well as the 20th-century Albert Wass, József Nyírő, Tibor Tollas, Sándor Márai, and of course Áron Gábor. (Read the complete article.)

Torn From The Flag: 1956 Documentary Film

TORN FROM THE FLAG – The definitive 1956 Hungarian Revolution Documentary.  TORN FROM THE FLAG is an eight-time award winning documentary about the international decline of communism and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. The film shows 1956 as the first catalyst for the decline of the communist system, and as a remarkable turning point for the advancement of democracy. A new DONOR’S DVD EDITION of TORN FROM THE FLAG is now available at http://www.tornfromtheflag.com/Store.html and includes many extras (see this page for complete article).

Stephen Spinder Fine Art Photography

Stephen Spinder is an American professional photographer, artist, dancer, originally from Rochester, NY. He graduated from SUNY Oswego in upstate New York and continued his formal education at Rochester Institute of Technology. He first visited Hungary in 1991, fell in love with the people and the culture in Transylvania, and has been photographing there ever since. His images, and over a decade of experiences, have now been collected in two beautifully publications - Budapest Through My Lens, a Solitary Perspective, and Tíz estendő Erdélyben/Ten Years In Transylvania. Both are exquisite hardcover albums. He is renown for his sensitive images of a Hungarian folk culture that still survives in Hungarian speaking Transylvania (Romania).

Hungarian Cultural Garden - A Garden of Peace and Culture

It was 70 years ago, in 1938, that the Hungarian Cultural Garden was officially and formally dedicated as one of the largest cultural gardens in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. The Hungarian community held rededication ceremonies for the Hungarian Cultural Garden on August 24, 2008. Efforts are continuing to renovate the garden and restore it to its original grandeur. (The Hungarian Association is a sponsoring organization)

Hungarian Heritage Museum of the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society

The Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society's mission is to preserve Hungarian  culture and the experience of Hungarians in Northeast Ohio, so that others, now and in the future, can draw upon its collection for education, inspiration, and enrichment.  To carry out its mission, the Society operates a museum and a library as a center for Hungarian historical, cultural and artistic exhibitions, and sponsors educational and research activities.

HISTORY OF HUNGARIAN-AMERICANS IN CLEVELAND

With reference to Hungarian Association founding.

AMERICAN HUNGARIAN FOUNDATION

Founded in 1955, the Foundation's ongoing mission is to communicate the story of American Hungarians through the Hungarian Heritage Center, which is the only facility of its type in the United States. The traditions and contributions of American Hungarians are documented and conserved as important collections and shared with the general public in the Foundation's Museum, Library and Archives.

Dr. August J. Molnar, Foundation President, Retires After 55 Years in Leadership Position. See Word document press release with details.

Magyar Baráti Közösség - Hungarian Communion of Friends

Archívum anyagok
ITT-OTT Kalendárium 2004-2009 (online books)

American Hungarian Federation (AHF)

Hungarian Community blog on the Plain Dealer's cleveland.com

ClevelandMagyar.org - A community forum

This website serves the information and communication needs of the community of individuals with Hungarian roots. It is intended to use the most effective internet resources to draw the community together through free and open forums for the expression and exchange of ideas, news and events of interest, and helping create electronic bridges to communities and businesses in Hungary.

The Gulyás Pot - An online Community for Hungarian Americans

Sponsored by the Hungarian American Coalition and Lauer Learning. From the website's About: In the Gulyas Pot, you will find community and educational resources, information on local Hungarian American history and a chance to network. Grab a spoon or fork and dive in! Like gulyas, the gulyas pot is made up of many different ingredients and is only as good as the time and care the cook puts into it.

The Hungarian Girl

          Blogsite in Canada all about Central and Eastern European food topics 

Hungarian American Coalition

Cleveland Hungarian Scouts

Troop news and information

Links to other materials:

Sarolta Remenyik  A farewell to our board member Sarolta Remenyik

Sarolta B. Somogyi

Elhunyt bizottsági tagunk  Dr. Somogyi Ferencné Sarolta

Decades long member of our Board, Sarolta B. Somogyi has died   (read article)

(July 15, 1921 - September 3, 2013)



CONTACT:
Telephone:
English & Hungarian language information: (216) 651-4929 (Vali Ratonyi-Nagy)
Website and Árpád Academy: (440) 342-6023 (Lél Somogyi)
 
Postal address:
Hungarian Association, P.O. Box 771066, Lakewood, OH 44107
 
Electronic mail - e-mail:
Hungarian Association Information:
magyar.tarsasag@gmail.com (note this is new email address!)

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