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Philadelphia Engineers Sponsor Annual Society Event
by Mr. Meteodij Boretsky, PE

The 48th Engineers' Ball of the Philadelphia Branch of the Ukrainian Engineers' Society of America (UESA) was held here on Saturday, February 1 at the Park Hyatt Hotel. This year's ball included the presentation of debutantes, a banquet and a dance to the music of the Tempo orchestra.

2003 Philadelphia Debutantes

After the cocktail hour, Metodij Boretsky, head of the UESA's Philadelphia Branch, opened the event and greeted the guests. especially the Vice-President of the executive board of the Ukrainian Engineers' Society of America, Marco Shmerykowsky. He also introduced the master of ceremonies, Bohdan Mizak.

After the formal opening. the following eight debutantes and their esCorts were presented: Patricia Ksenia Leskiw with Andrij Bzovjtskyj. Maria Lidia Prociuk with Marko Bohdan Chaikiwskyj, Christina Xenia Krier with Tvan Pavlo Bohak. Irvna Balytsky with Mykhas Kindrat-Prat, Jeanette Natalia Krier with Alexander Mykhajlowych, and Larissa Maria Stawnychy with Danylo Peleshchuk.

The debutantes and their escorts were formally greeted by Mr. Boretsky and introduced by the master of ceremonies. Mr. Boretsky congratulated each debutante and pinned ribbons on them with the assistance of Yaroslava Halaway. Andrea Kalyta, Maria Cyhan, Khrystyna Hud and Ms. Halaway prepared the debutantes for the presentation ceremony.

After the debutantes' presentation, the dinner began. About 200 people attended the dinner, and more than 400 enjoyed the dance held afterwards.

The committee that organized the 2003 Engineers’ Ball was composed of Mr. Boretsky (chairman), Larysa Zaika, Marta Shyprykevych, Ihor Kovaliv, Alexander Jarymowych, Wolodymyr Horhovyj, Myron Bi1as, Mychajlo Komanovskv, Olenka Chaburska and Petro Shtompil.

For a photo gallery of the event click here.

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