UPF USA Held Planning Meeting
Elmsford, NY – The Universal Peace Federation USA recently concluded its midyear planning meeting in conjunction with the recent appointment of the new Chairman of UPF USA Mr. Tom McDevitt at the Hampton Inn – White Plains/Tarrytown on June 4-6, 2016.
The purpose of the meeting is to share and discuss about UPF USA’s vision, mission and goal, as well as important projects and curriculum for the upcoming American Leadership Conferences (ALCs). Fifteen executives and some spouses joined the meeting while the rest of the country joined via conference video call.
Currently, there are sixteen (16) states with active representatives and Chairman McDevitt together with President Richard De Sena hope to have representatives from all fifty states by the yearend. If interested or to recommend someone who might have the desire and passion to expand our work, please contact us at https://us.upf.org/contact-us.
On June 5th, the team joined the rest of more than three thousand participants for the 40th year anniversary celebration of the Yankee Stadium speech by the Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon. UPF co-founder, Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon attended the event dubbed as “God Bless America Family Festival” at the Belvedere Estate, Tarrytown, New York. Ambassadors For Peace and other friends of UPF also joined the celebration.
At the vendor’s village, UPF USA secured a booth and exhibited the recent activities and works of the organization on the areas of Interfaith Peacebuilding, Marriage and Family, Peace Education, Youth and Service and the widely known American Leadership Conference. President Richard De Sena, could not keep up with all people who expressed much interest to joining the programs of the federation.
On the final day, June 6th some of the UPF USA participants were invited to the Victory Banquet at the old residence of Rev Moon called the East Garden at Irvington New York.
The 3-day event was truly very productive and inspiring experience for all and energized everyone to continue with their mission in bringing about a world of peace and determine to send the message of Rev. Moon to America in creating “One Family Under God”.
Reported by: Emiljun Rapada, UPF USA