Local chapter of SVU in Washington DC receives 2008 GRATIAS AGIT recognition
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic annually awards the prize known as Gratias Agit for merits of spreading the good name of the Czech Republic abroad.
Among the 2008 awardees was the Washington local chapter of the SVU. The award was received by Dr. Alexej Bořkovec and Dr. Judith Fiehler from the Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg at a ceremony held at Czernin Palace in Prague. The Czech ambassador Petr Kolář announced the honor during celebrations of the 90th Anniversary of Czechoslovakia in October, 2008 during the reception at the Czech Embassy in Washington, D.C.