Helen Representing Hungary
Ambassador Gyorgy Szapáry’s first visit to Seattle February 2011.
Lt. Gov. of WA and Helen, President of Consular Association of WA stand in the middle, surrounded by the other consuls at the reception before the State of the State address in 2009.
Madeleine Albright at Microsoft with Helen and John Szablya
Ibolya Dávid, Hungarian Minister of Justice in the white suit, John and Helen on the left, on the right Helen A. Szablya, daughter, and Géza Jeszenszky, Hungarian Ambassador to the USA,(Hungarian Foreign Minister 1990-94).
Helen receiving plaque for 10 years as Hon. Consul of Hungary for WA, OR, and ID at the World Conference of Hon. Consuls, from László Kovács, Hungarian Foreign Minister.
Helen, John and Emese Komjáthy, Hawaiian Hungarian Hon. Consul at the Executive Offices of the White House after the annual White House briefing for the Hungarian American Coalition.
Chicago 1992. First joint meeting of all Hungarian-American Chambers of Commerce in the USA. Left to right: Iván Novák, Commercial Counselor of Hungary in Chicago, Helen, Eva and Paul Voisin (she became Hon. Consul in San Francisco the same day I did), Tibor Nemes, Commercial Counselor in New York.
Victor Orbán, Hungary’s Prime Minister 1998-2002 and now 2010-2014, with his wife, Dr. Anikó Lévai, when they were still really young. Victor Orbán was Head of the FIDESZ Party even then. Dinner with the Szablya Family at Godfather’s Pizza.
Opening of the Hungarian Consulate in Seattle. Front row: Helen, Eva Mikes, Vice Mayor of Pécs, Seattle’s Sister City. Second row: Anrás Márton, Consul General from Los Angeles, John, Pál Tarr, Hungarian Ambassador to the USA, holding the plaque for the Consulate and Prof. Woods, Head of the World Affairs Council in Seattle in 1993.
A visitor from Pécs, Antonio de Blasio, World Health organization representative toasting with Helen during his Seattle visit, in the “Szablya Hotel” – the Szablya’s home on Somerset, in Bellevue.