Furthering close and strong ties with the Czech Republic and its people

From the Castle to the Capitol, American Friends of the Czech Republic fosters communication, encourages understanding, invites friendship, and promotes mutual respect between the two countries and their peoples, governments, economic enterprises, and civic and cultural institutions.


AFoCR Director Robert Doubek Featured at Book Signing

which took place Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 3:30 p.m at the Politics and Prose Bookstore in Chevy Chase, MD.

As seen like the war it commemorates, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was steeped in controversy and conflict at every stage of its planning and execution.  Doubek, who served in Vietnam as an Air Force intelligence officer and who has since been part of State Department projects involving new U.S. embassy and consulate compounds, has given a brilliant and detailed insider's history of the planning, design, and reception of Maya Lin's powerful black granite wall. His new book Creating the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial, the Inside Story is available on amazon.com and as a Kindle ebook. 

West, Texas Sokol Reconstruction Progressing with Your Help

As seen in this photo, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka attended the Sokol Gymnasium Groundbreaking in November, 2014 along with AFoCR Chairman Fred Malek to celebrate the beginning of the reconstruction phase of the gymnasium that was destroyed in the fertilizer plant explosion. Thanks to all the donations and combined efforts of many, progress is underway!

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West,Texas Needs Your Help

 Every Donation Makes a Difference

American Friends of the Czech Republic has offered to the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the USA Petr Gandalovič cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic to coordinate donations and aid to assist the town of West, Texas, which was severely damaged by an explosion and fire on April 17, 2013.  Over 20% of the town was demolished or severely damaged, including nearly 200 homes. 70% of the population in West have Czech origin. AFoCR has previous experience in assisting disaster relief after the 2002 floods in the Czech Republic. At that time, AFoCR raised over $300,000 divided among 30 Czech flood-affected schools, churches, museums, hospitals and cities. Please consider donating through the Click & Pledge feature on our web site for disaster aid for the town of West. Your donation is tax deductible.  For persons wishing to donate internationally through our USA account through our secure wire network, kindly contact our associate in Prague, Dr. Magdelena Vosalikova at 420-224-210-206 (or 732-314-118) or email vosalikova@czechpr.cz and she will provide SWIFT code and other instructions for an international wire transfer. Now with the help of AFoCR, Sokol, the government of the Czech Republic and other supporters, ground has recently broken for the new facility. AFoCR is spearheading the effort and your help is needed too. Your contribution, no matter how small, makes a difference. Please send checks payable to:

West, Texas Disaster Relief Fund

4410 Massachusetts Avenue, NW #391

Washington, DC 20016-5572

Thank you for your support!

View the video now at the link below and visit www.afocr.org to make your tax-deductable donation today.



AFoCR Chairman Fred Malek's Profile Featured in Washington Post, 10/05/14

Fred Malek's Pursuit of Success Includes Stops at West Point, White House, and Marriott Corporation...

Fred Malek

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AFoCR is also very proud to announce that Mr. Malek is being awarded the 2014 ADL Achievement Award (www.adl.org) on Monday, December 15, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, DC.