About Hrvatska Ura
HURA is open to all individuals who share sympathy and interest for Croatia regardless of their nationality or citizenship.
Hrvatska Ura (HURA) - the Croatian Hour - was founded in 2010 by a group of people belonging to the Croatian community in Washington, DC. with the intent of holding events to provide Croats who live, study, or work in the area with the opportunity to gather and socialize and to build cultural, economic, and scientific ties between the U.S. and Croatia by working with the Croatian-American community. Moreover, Hrvatska Ura would supplement the work done by the Embassy of Croatia, the Croatian Catholic Mission, and the Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP).
Former Croatian ambassador and current President of Croatia, Her Excellency Kolinda Grabar
Kitarović, spoke at the first HURA event in May 2010. Since then, HURA has hosted at least one
event per month (with an annual summer recess) as well as an annual
Guest speakers have included multiple ambassadors, several primary
investigators in the field of biomedical sciences, and a sitting
United States senator. Hrvatska Ura hopes to re-energize and
mobilize the Croatian diaspora by identifying and pursuing new
causes and projects that would serve to help Croats in Croatia and
the United States.
Hrvatska Ura's executive committee, chaired by HURA president Igor Boras, organizes events.
The Embassy of Croatia has generously offered its space and infrastructure support to HURA and the Croatian-American community, and we are grateful for this support. However, HURA and its program are independent of the Croatian Embassy and Croatian government.
HURA relies on contributions from its members to organize events, host guest lecturers and performers, and to provide wonderful refreshments for members. With the start of a new season, HURA’s Organizing Committee is taking a fresh look at our organization and finances, including the question of whether to remain a private social club or to reorganize in some other form. We would welcome the advice of an accountant, lawyer or other person with expertise in nonprofit organization and related issues. If you are willing to share an hour of your time and expertise in these matters, please contact HURA President Igor Boras at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your assistance.