Dear TUCAns:I hope you are enjoying, or at least surviving, the unrelenting heat that we've been blessed with this summer! With Labor Day and the end of summer just around the corner, it's time of course for our annual Ukrainian Independence Day Summer Picnic on August 29. (The actual Independence Day of Ukraine is celebrated on August 24.) We expect a really great picnic this year, which will be held at historic Fort Monroe in Hampton. Myron Bilyj has done an excellent job in setting up the event; having worked at the fort in his earlier days in the service, he knows the place well and has much information to share with us about this famous landmark in the accompanying announcement.
Looking further ahead to our Christmas meeting, we will be having elections to the TUCA Board of Directors at that time. We will be electing a new President, Treasurer, and Secretary, as well as filling our other Director positions. As always, we welcome hearing from members who have interest in joining the board, or from anyone who has ideas or suggestions for things the organization can do, or do better. TUCA is here for its members, so don't hesitate to contact me or anyone else on the board -- at the picnic would be a good place!
Look forward to seeing you at Fort Monroe!
Submitted by Wolodymyr (Wally) Melnitchouk.