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Congratulations to all Ohioans who have Eastern European heritage! Ohio's Governor in July 2023, signed into law a Commission on Eastern European Affairs, creating an active voice within Ohio's legislative system. As details come forward, we will update you. 

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Saturday, April 5, 2025

Eastern European Month Dinner

American Croatian Lodge

Saturday, April 26, 2025

Eastern European Month Bar Crawl


Saturday, April 26, 2025 

Eastern European Heritage Experience

American Czech-Slovak Club

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The Eastern European Congress of Ohio (EECOH) culturally unites the people of Ohio whose ancestry and heritage are from Eastern Europe. It fosters discussions and events through bipartisanship to advance Ohio's Eastern European awareness, economic development, and education.

As Eastern Europeans represent 1.1 million in Ohio, we desire to have meaningful dialogue with government leaders to discuss our agenda as other groups in Ohio. We also want to play a key role in the constituency of Ohio.

By unifying Eastern Europeans, the EECOH can retain its population base, attract people to live in Ohio and expand its valuable resources within each Ohioan.

Eastern European Month


The month of April is designated as "Eastern European Month." The people of Ohio are called upon to observe this month with appropriate educational opportunities, ceremonies, and activities. In honor of Eastern European month we host the annual Eastern European Month Celebration Dinner. 



"Humanitarian Aid for the Peoples of Ukraine"

At the annual Eastern European Month Dinner celebration which took place on Saturday, April 20, 2024, raffle proceeds will go to Bishop Nil Yuriy Lushchak, OFM, Auxiliary Bishop of the Eparchy of Mukachevo (western Ukraine).  Eastern European Congress of Ohio Chair Laurel Tombazzi (left) presents the raffle proceeds check to the Most Rev. William C. Skurla, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Pittsburgh.  Archbishop Skurla will direct the funds to Bishop Lushchak. 




The Eastern European Congress of Ohio, an Ohio 501 c 3 organization, does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities, ceremonies or operations.

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