Object and Purposes of Podkrepa Association:
The purpose for which this association is organized is to unite all Bulgarian, and/or Macedonian persons and their descendents in Portland, Oregon, and vicinity to provide education and cultural activities that support the above-mentioned persons and to educate the general public about this community. This organization is non-political and non-religous in character, and no discussion of political candidates shall occur in open meetings.
We now also welcome anyone of any descent who is actively interested in Bulgarian or Macedonian culture, language or history to join us in sharing them here at Podkrepa Portland. We offer beginning language classes at various times, as well as occasional dance workshops for adults, and ongoing music and dance taught in Bulgarian for children. Please contact us if you're interested in joining, we'd love to meet you.
Members: 80 as of January 2015
Bob Bouneff, President
Julia Meyer, Secretary
Blazo Mitasev, Vice President
Lilia Raytcheva, Treasurer
Requirements for Membership:
Any Bulgarian or Macedonian, their descendants or spouses, or persons interested in supporting the promotion of Bulgarian and Macedonian culture may apply for membership in this association. Application must be in writing and shall be submitted to any member of the association accompanied by one year's dues. The application shall be submitted to the Secretary for background check and the dues given to the Treasurer. The Secretary will give the Board of Directors' recommendation for acceptance prior to the vote for membership approval at an open meeting.
Download, print, fill and bring the application at the next Podkrepa meeting.
Meetings are usually the 4th Saturday of the month at 4:00 pm at Podkrepa.
Annual dues are $60 per individual as of January 21, 2015.