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Annual Meeting, 2000

OPEN conducted its Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 12, 2000. It was held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Newton. Among the 75 in attendance were visitors from Ukraine, Armenia, Korea and Chicago, as well as contributors from Newton. The following pictures were taken during the meeting, after which all had a bowl of borsht and a Ukrainian dessert brought from Chicago.

Liudmila Protasova, Consul in the Consulate of Ukraine, Chicago office and Judge Tom Mott, a member of the O.P.E.N. Board of Directors

Liudmila Protasova, Consul in the Consulate of Ukraine, Chicago office and Judge Tom Mott, a member of the O.P.E.N. Board of Directors

Svitlana Bondar from Lugansk, Ukraine and Ruzan Vashanyan from Vanadzor, Armenia, students at Marshalltown Community College

Svitlana Bondar from Lugansk, Ukraine and Ruzan Vashanyan from Vanadzor, Armenia, students at Marshalltown Community College


Anatoliy Protasov from Kiev, Ukraine now residing in Chicago and Bonnie Pitz of Newton

Anatoliy Protasov from Kiev, Ukraine now residing in Chicago and Bonnie Pitz of Newton

Four interns from Donetsk, Ukraine, who will be in Newton for four weeks: Igor Gnatiyenko, Olga Kurapova, Larysa Samosonok and Alexei Saprykin

Four interns from Donetsk, Ukraine, who will be in Newton for four weeks: Igor Gnatiyenko, Olga Kurapova, Larysa Samosonok and Alexei Saprykin


Warren Erickson and Kibum Koh from Korea, who is staying with the Erickson's

Warren Erickson and Kibum Koh from Korea, who is staying with the Erickson's

All Smothers, a former Ukrainian exchange student, and Jane Ann Cotton, OPEN Chair of Board of Directors

All Smothers, a former Ukrainian exchange student, and Jane Ann Cotton, OPEN Chair of Board of Directors


Liudmila Protasova, Ukraine Consul from Chicago

Liudmila Protasova, Ukraine Consul from Chicago

Igor Gnatiyenko and Vladimir Bassis

Igor Gnatiyenko and Vladimir Bassis


Louis and Alla Smothers, who became a U.S. citizen on November 3, 2000

Louis and Alla Smothers, who became a U.S. citizen on November 3, 2000


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