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Dates: September 24-26, 2004
Point Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Conference Center
7677 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, Arizona

Some acronyms used below:
      AZ LAC - Arizona Chapter of LAC
      LAC - Lithuanian-American Community, Inc.
      NBD - National Board of Directors
      NEB - National Executive Board

Unless indicated otherwise, photos shown below were taken by Onute Damaite Fielding of Sun Lakes, AZ, board member of AZ LAC.

registration Onute Damaite Fielding, Session's photographer for AZ LAC, and Aldona Vaitkus, organizer of the facilities and services for the Session, at the registration desk. Both are AZ LAC board members.   narusis Dr. Regina Narusis, Head of the Presidium of the LAC NBD, starts the evening's program and introduces the main speaker.   usackas His Excellency Vygaudas Usackas, Lithuanian ambassador to United States, the main speaker for the evening.

vaitkus Dr. Rimantas Vaitkus, president of AZ LAC, presents the results of a survey on an expanded role for LAC Chapters in future NBD sessions and their current proposals to the NBD.   flores Liuda Cesnaite Flores of the LAC Houston Chapter and NBD member, presents her proposals for consideration by the NBD.   four Right side of the hall. In front: The Honorable Stephen Mull, U.S. ambassador to Lithuania, and Algimantas Gecys of Huntington Valley, PA, former president of LAC NEB. In the 2nd row: Juozas Pupius of Los Angeles, CA, Gediminas Leskys of West Hills, CA, and Dr. Dalia Giedrimas of Rocky Hill, CT.

audience Left side of the hall. In front: Prof. K. Paul Zygas, Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Arizona, and the Lithuanian Ambassador Vygaudas Usackas.   flores Algimantas Gecys rises to speak.   four At the reception, Dr. Terese Kazlauskas of Orland Park, IL, Marija Remys of Westchester, IL, Rimvydas Tamosiunas of Webster, NY, and Ausrele Sakalas of Lemont, IL.

trecia banga Rev. Jaunius Kelpsas of Chicago, IL, Mrs. Vosylius of Roseville, MN, Bronius Arbutis from Palos Hills, IL, Ramute Zukas of Great Neck, NY, Arvydas Urbonavicius of Omaha, NE, and Sigita Simkus-Rosen and Stan Rosen of New Haven, CT.   three Rasa Juska of Philadelphia, PA, and NEB members Dr. Laima Karosas from Branford, CT, and Ramutis Pliura from Racine, WI.