Lithuania in the News
2nd August 2015
XV Lithuanian World Community Congress
The newly elected Lithuanian World Community Council (2015 – 2018).
(L-R) Eglė Garrick (Australia) - Finances & Fund Raising
Angelė Kavak (USA) - Economics
Rolandas Žalnierius (Latvia) - Special Projects, Legal & Organisational Matters
Jūratė Caspersen (Switzerland) - Culture
Arūnas Teišerskis (Ireland) - Education
Dalia Henke (Germany) - President
Dalia Shilas (USA) - Public Relations
Gediminas Karoblis (Norway) - PLB Development
Simonas Černiauskas (Germany), will head Youth Affairs,
as President of PLJS (Lithuanian World Youth Organisation)
Photo courtesy (Deimantė Dokšaitė)

The XV Lithuanian World Community Congress (Pasaulio Lietuvių Bendruomenės (PLB) Seimas) was held at the Lithuanian Parliament House July 14 - 17, 2015 in Vilnius. The Lithuanian World Community encompasses all Lithuanian Communities dispersed throughout the world and its governing body is the Seimas (Congress), which currently meets every three years and elects the Community Council to deal with everyday issues. Attending were about 150 delegates from 33 Lithuanian Communities around the world.
The Australian Lithuanian delegates attending the PLB Seimas were Eglė Žižytė - Garrick (leader), Romas Cibas, Irena Stumbrienė and Antanas Čibiras (standing in for Australian Lithuanian Federal Executive president, who could not attend).
There were four days of deliberations during which matters of concern to Lithuanians throughout the world were discussed. Dalia Henke from Germany elected as President of the Lithuanian World Community Council for 2015 - 2018. Australia was honoured with Eglė Garrick elected to head the Finances & Fund Raising Commission. Australia was also honoured by being entrusted to raise the flag before the first Seimas session at Lithuania's Parliament House. Another instance of Australia's strong participation at the Seimas was Romas Cibas elected to head the resolutions committee and being tasked to be one of the four speakers during the forum on the future of PLB.

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