Our History

.: 1994

June, 1994
Arrangements are made for two Ukrainian students, Vladimir Ratay of Smila and Dimitriy Ishchenko of Cherkassy to study in Newton and Baxter beginning this fall.

July, 1994
OPEN assists with housing for the Gold Star Group of South Korea, an electronic and appliance marketing firm, with arrangements from Global Ventures in Grinnell. This is the first of many such cooperative efforts.

October, 1994
OPEN delegates visit the Ukrainian consulate in Chicago and the Director General Roy Y.Y. Wu, of Chicago Office Coordination Council for North American Affairs, Taiwan.

November, 1994
A second group from Gold Star Company (Korea) arrives; OPEN helps coordinate housing efforts. The third annual meeting for OPEN features an exhibit of Trypillian artifacts called "Art at the Dawn of Civilization," together with Ukrainian artists Ruslan Naida and Lesia Honchar of Kyiv. The "OPEN Cares" project is launched.

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