Magyar Herald, 1990 (3. szám)
1990 / 3. szám
3rd QUARTER, 1990 Page 3 v . Magyar herald-—*-----ff— 1—..............................TT----------------------:------------------------------The Picture gallery of the Leaders of our Magyar Club . — Miniature verbal portraits /rom past and present — Veronika Elizabeth Ilyts Magyar Club Secretary 1990-1991 Veronika Ilyes has proudly assumed the position of Secretary for the Magyar Club for the 1990—1991 year, after joining as a member in 1989. She is enthusiastically looking for the 1990-1991 year, after joining as a member in 1989. She is enthusiastically looking forward to chairing Magyar Club events such as the Annual Family Picnic in August, and next year’s Cultural Program and Membership Drive and in serving as an important part of furthering communication between all Magyar Club members. A native Clevelander, Ms. Ilyes was born July 11, 1960. She has always lived in the greater Cleveland area, seeking an education and career in Cleveland’s medical community as a registered, licensed dietitian. Ms. Ilyes is currently employed at St. Vincent Charity Hospital and Health Center, having spent almost 10 years working in the field of dietitics. She attended Case Western Reserve University, receiving a B.S. degree in Nutrition in 1982, and furthered her studies in nutrition in graduate school there, as well. Ms. Ilyes is now earning an M.A. in Counseling and Human Services at John Carroll University, hoping to expand her practice to providing psychological counseling/therapy to children with eating problems or obesity. It is a special interest of Ms. Ilyes to assist in Hungary’s reaping the benefits of Cleveland’s rich medical resources and in sharing the talents of American-Hungarians who work as mecical professionals with our Hungarian _ counterparts. She soon hopes to join a local task force of concerned individuals who are committed to this same cause. A great love of the arts and a devotion to cultural events motivates Ms. Ilyes to participate in events such as those of Cleveland Ballet and Cleveland Orchestra. Particularly, she is interested in the future plan of initiating cultural exchange for Hungarian Clevelanders with Hungary in music, dance, and the other fine arts. She has an avid interest in Hungarian art, especially the colorful folk embroideries known to the regions of Hungary. Ms. Ilyes also enjoys improving her repertoire of Hungarian cooking, learning much from her mother, Magdus. Though born here, she is fluent in Hungarian and proud of her ancestry. As a first-generation daughter of Miklós and Magdus Ilyes, she strives to keep Hungarian culture alive and known to others through such efforts as language interpretation for her hospitalized Hungarian patients. Brother Laszlo, and sister Enikő McAward also preserve Hungarian tradition in their families with their spouses. In the spirit of continuing to spread Hungarian culture and to serve Cleveland’s Hungarian community, Veronika Ilyes sincerely plans to work together creating significant contributions that will have lasting benefit and, perhaps lay the groundwork of tradition for Cleveland’s Hungarian descendents. Two former monumental Magyar Club leaders The Magyar Club members have always been active in the Cleveland Community and have been honored by the City. In recent years there are two individuals who are worth mentioning. Steven W. Kormendy, who has been a supporter of his University Law School of Ohio Northern University. He was posthumously given an honorary LLD degree in 1985. Helen Kormendy, his widow, knew of his devotion to the University and has funded the Steven W. Kormendy Lecture Series. He was former president of our Cleveland Magyar Club. In 1980 a lectureship in the College of Law was established through an endowment gift from Helen E. Kormendy, widow of the late Dr. Steven W. Kormendy. The Dr. Steven W. Kormendy and Helen E. Kormendy Law Lecture Fund is used each year to bring prominent jurists to campus to address matters of law in a public forum in the College of law. Dr. Kormendy, who died on January 6, 1985, graduated from the ONU College of Law in 1928 and was posthumously awarded the honorary LLD degree in 1985. The Ohio State Bar Association honored him for fifty years of law practice, and he was long active in events in the Hungarian community of Cleveland. 1990 Kormendy Lecture on Apr. 18, 1990 at College of Law featured Dennis W. Archer Justice Mich. Supreme Court. * Our other former member Zoltán Gombos was active in supporting the cultural life for the City of Cleveland. When Playhouse Square was in its infancy, he proved that if you have the right kind of entertainment downtown, the people of the City of Cleveland would support it. He brought the Budapest Orchestra to Cleveland and they played to a full house at the Ohio Theater, to prove his point. If you visit the Palace Theater you will find a j balcony dedicated in the name of Zoltán j and Lenke Gombos as a result of a gift made by Lenke Gombos in the name of her late husband, Zoltán. These monuments will remain as long as these institutions survive and they are but two of the contributions and activities of our Magyar Club members worthy of notice.