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8-5 AAPBC (American Association for the Promotion of Bulgarian Culture)




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This article is from the Bulgaria FAQ, by Dragomir R. Radev radev@tune.cs.columbia.edu with numerous contributions by others.

8-5 AAPBC (American Association for the Promotion of Bulgarian Culture)

(by Mincho Tsankov)
A A P B C
American Association for the Promotion of BULGARIAN CULTURE

The American Association for the promotion of Bulgarian Culture (AAPBC)
is an American non-profit organization, founded in Washington, D.C., with
international membership, which shall foster the culture of Bulgaria to take
a deserved place among the cultures of the world. It shall be guided by the
following principles:

1. AAPBC shall invariably serve as a reliable source of information
concerning the culture of Bulgaria.
2. AAPBC shall facilitate the explanation and interpretation of the
evolution of the culture of Bulgaria.
3. AAPBC shall support the creation of valuable works of culture and the
advancement and dissemination of the culture of Bulgaria in all its aspects.
4. AAPBC shall make impartial efforts toward the preservation of all
Bulgarian cultural treasures.

* * *

The AAPBC is incorporated under the IRS code and has tax-exempt status
(IRS 501-C-3). All contributions to AAPBC are tax deductable.

Address:
AAPBC
1229 "O" Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

Tel. Petrov (202) 232-4072

G O A L S

- AAPBC endeavors to be a catalyst for promoting long-range projects (e.g.
sending books to the library of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the City
Library of Sofia, regional libraries in the provinces) and ad hoc projects
(e.g. co-sponsoring an exhibit of modern Bulgaria art at the prestigious
Corcoran Gallery in Washington, publishing of the anthology of translations
of Bulgarian poets by Richard Harteis and William Meredith).

- AAPBC seeks the cooperation of all persons interested in Bulgarian culture
regardless of origin, citizenship, or political persuation, for long-range or
ad hoc initiatives they wish to propose.

- AAPBC serves as a data bank in that regard and as a point of contact with
the appropriate institutions and persons in Sofia through its representatives
there.

- AAPBC solicits participation in its existing committees and working groups
(as well as members wishing to propose and form new ones).

C O M M I T T E E S

The AAPBC Committees are:

1. Fund-raising
a. Solocitation of membership at $10 annual dues.
b. Large donations (AAPBC is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization (IRS-
501-C-3). Current range up to $500.

2. Subscriptions of U.S. periodicals for Bulgarian libraries (members can
submit their choice of periodical(s) and library(ies) for coordination by the
committee.

3. Donations of books for Bulgarian libraries in books or funds for purchasing what is needed. Most needed are American reference tools, such as encyclopedias
dictionaries, who's whos, bibliographies by subject, etc.

4. Publication of the Newsletter at least every six months, with functions to
collect news items and assist in editing it.

5. Membership solicitation. All current members (according to mailing list)
are asked to submit names and addresses of persons interested in Bulgarian
culture and the goals of the AAPBC.

6. Relations with other Bulgarian-oriented organizations with the aim of
establishing a Federation of such organizations for coordination of efforts
and activities.

7. Support of Bulgarian cultural events in and out of Bulgaria (art exhibits,
performances, poetry readings, Western cultural initiatives in Bulgaria, etc.).

8. Support of Bulgarian students outside Bulgaria by soliciting members to
"adopt" a student for the duration of his or her studies.

A A P B C
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Founding Chairman:

Marin Pundeff
Professor, California State University

Honorary Chairmen:
Raymond Garthoff
Ambassador, Brooking Institution

Eric Hemp
Professor, University of Chicago

Irwin T. Sanders
Professor Emeritus, Boston University

Honorary members:

Robert Conquest
Historian

Simeon Saks-Koburg-Gotski
Businessman

Executive Bureau:

Marshall L. Miller, Co-Chairman
Attorney

Christo M. Popoff, Co-chairman
Artist

Atanas Slavov, Co-chairman
Writer

Ilya Talev
Newsletter Editor

Vassil Petrov
Secretary

Pamela Perry Mitova
Treasurer

M E M B E R S
O F T H E B O A R D

Milka T. Bliznakov
Professor, Virginia Tech

Krustan Diankov
Translator

James S. Dimitroff
Businessman

Micaela S. Iovine
Fulbright Program

Edward Kasinec
New York Public Library

Milcho Leviev
Composer Musician

Jack R. Perry, Ambassador
Professor, Davidson College

Sol Polansky, Ambassador
Citizens Democracy Corps

Errest A. Scatton
Professor, SUNY

Philip A. Shellhaas
Corporate Director, IBM

Mihail Simeonov
Sculptor

Heinrich A. Stammler
Professor, University of Kansas

Blagoy P. Trenev
Professor, University of Wisconsin

Ted Zang
Attorney
* * *

Legal Counsel:

Mihail V. Pundeff, Esq.
Laura B. Sherman, Esq.

J O I N A A P B C

and be part of an international network of people dedicated to the promotion
and advancement of Bulgaria culture in all its aspects, wherever it exists in
the world.
You can work through the existing working groups and committees
listed here, or propose new projects. You will receive AAPBC Newsletter issued
periodically to report on projects completed or underway, new initiatives,
organizations in and out of Bulgaria concerned with Bulgarian culture, and
AAPBC relations with them.

* * *

AAPBC representation in Bulgaria

Krustan Diankov
noted translator of American Literature
and president of the society of
Friends of USA in Bulgaria

Office:
Stolichna Biblioteka
Pl. Slaveikov, 4; Room 113
1557 Sofia, Bulgaria

..............................................................................

                     MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
(Please print)                                Date:...................
Name:.................................................................
Address:..............................................................
Telephones:  Residence:...................Office:.....................
Please make check payable to AAPBC in the amount of US $10 as annual dues and
sent to
        Pamela Perry Mitova, 1229 "O" Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005

Please indicate here the aspects of Bulgarian culture you are interested in and the way in which you wish to be active in AAPBC ...............................
...............................................................................
                                             Signature.........................

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Best regards:
Mincho Tsankov (mincho@lamar.ColoState.EDU)
Department of Physics
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
phone (303) 491-5033

 

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