U.S.-Baltic Foundation

Latvian President President Zatlers, Honorees from Business, Media & Sports headline 2009 U.S.-Baltic Gala

May 18, 2009

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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S.- Baltic Foundation hosted its eighth annual U.S.- Baltic Gala on Saturday, May 16 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.  Latvian President Valdis Zatlers received the Foundation’s Baltic Statesmanship Award, and delivered the Keynote Address.  The Master of Ceremonies was WUSA 9 NewsNow anchor Anita Brikman.  The dinner menu was created and prepared by internationally acclaimed Latvian Chef Martins Ritins, Director of Vincent’s Restaurant in Riga.  Internationally know Latvian pianist Armands Arbols also performed two musical pieces at the dinner.  The photo exhibition Unseen Lithuania by Marius Jovaisa was displayed during the reception and silent auction

Honorary Patrons
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia
Valdas Adamkus, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Gala Co- Host
Embassy of Poland

Honorary Co-Chair
H.E. Charles W. Larson, Jr
United States Ambassador to Latvia (February 2008- January 2009)


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