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Dates: September 24-26, 2004
Pointe 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.

laima NEB VP for Financial Reserves Dr. Laima Karosas of Branford, CT.   voting Presidium members voting: Birute Vilutis of Schererville, IN, Jurate Budrys of Chicago, IL, Gediminas Damasius of Libertyville, IL, and Dr. Regina Narusis of Cary, IL.   Gediminas Leskys of West Hills, CA, at the podium.

voting NBD members voting. In the front row: Dalia Puskorius of Willoughby Hills, OH, and Rimvydas Tamosiunas of Webster, NY.   algimantas Former president of NEB Algimantas Gecys of Huntington Valley, PA.   saulius Chair of NBD Commission on Public Affairs Saulius Anuzis of Lansing, MI.

ramutis NEB treasurer Ramutis Pliura of Racine, WI.   voting NBD members voting. In front from the left: Danguole Ilginis of Palos Hills, IL, Bronius Arbutis (publisher of the weekly newspaper Amerikos Lietuvis) of Palos Hills, IL, and Rev. Jaunius Kelpsas of Chicago, IL.   gintaras Chair of the NBD Commission on Youth Affairs Gintaras Cepas of Quincy, MA.

Liuda Rugienis of Bloomfield Hills, MI, is at the microphone. Gintaras Cepas of Quincy, MA, and Dr. Kestutis Keblys of Baton Rouge, LA, are waiting for their turn.   group NEB president Vaiva Vebras of Durham, CT, is at the mike. Angele Nelsas of Fullerton, CA, and Laima Sileikis-Hood of New York, NY, are waiting their turn.   kestutis Secretary of the NBD Commission on Culture Dr. Kestutis Keblys of Baton Rouge, LA.

group NBD member Jonas Stundzia of Lawrence, MA, and ....   two LAC Western Region's board president Antanas Polikaitis of Westlake Village, CA. Algis Kazlauskas of Orland Park, IL, is waiting for his turn.   marija President of the NEB Council for Cultural Affairs Marija Remys of Westchester, IL.

commission NBD Commission on Education in session. From the left: Genovaite Treinys of Seminole, FL, Vytautas Jonaitis of Grand Rapids, MI, Dalile Polikaitis of Westlake Village, CA, Kristina Jonyka of Omaha, NE, and Kazys Razgaitis of Rosemont, PA.   two NBD member Rev. Jaunius Kelpsas of Chicago, IL, and Prelate Edmundas Putrimas of Toronto, Canada.

two NBD members Roma Krusinskas of Churchville, PA, and Rimantas Bitenas of Watchung, NJ.   Kazys Razgaitis of Rosemont, PA.   audrone President of the 2004 Lithuanian Folk Dance Festival Organizing Committee Audrone Tamulis of Chicago, IL.   vytautas Architect Vytautas Petrulis of Los Angeles, CA, videotaping the session.

NEB VP for Sport and an editor for Amerikos Lietuvis Laurynas Misevicius of Monroe, CT.   vytas Chair of the NBD Commission on Economic Affairs Vytas Maciunas of Cherry Hill, NJ.   Ending the Session with "Zemej Lietuvos, azuolai zaliuos...", a song about the giant oaks of Lithuania, symbols of Lithuanian strength and endurance.