2023 Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 23rd, 2023 Newsletter No Comments

2023 Lighting the Light of Freedom on Dec 13 at 7:30pm

On the 42nd anniversary of the
imposition of martial law in Poland,
Light the Light of Freedom
on Wednesday, December 13th at 7:30 pm

Forty two years ago, the Polish Pope John Paul II lit a candle in a Vatican window in solidarity with his homeland, the then US President Ronald Reagan placed a lighted candle in a White House window and called upon the Americans for a similar gesture of unity with the victims of martial law. In all, millions of Americans placed candles in their windows… Let’s do it again in 2023.

Lighting the “Light of Freedom” will express our gratitude to all who did not hesitate to endure repression and persecution in the fight for freedom. You can send photos of your “Light of Freedom” to info@pamiec.us and help create a joint photo gallery to be published in Polish and American media.

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023 Newsletter No Comments

Independence Day and Veteran Day invitation


Polish American Congress Wisconsin Division
cordially invites all to the


Sunday, November 5, 2023

6941 S. 68th Street Franklin, WI 53132
► Map of Location ◄

Cash Bar and Raffle: 12:00 pm
Luncheon 1:00 pm

Cost: $44.00 per adult (member or non-member), $15.00 per child 12 and under

For additional information, please contact
David Rydzewski at (414) 964-2447 or david.rydzewski@att.net

Friday, November 3rd, 2023 Newsletter No Comments

2023 Wianki Festival

Polish American Congress – WI Division,Polanki, Polish Heritage Alliance
and Polish Heritage Club of Wisconsin, Madison
cordially invite all to:


Polish midsummer celebration
known also as Kupała Night, Sobótka,
or Noc Świętojańska (St. John’s Night)

WHEN: June 21, 2023 at 7 pm
Wianki workshop 5:30 – 6:30 pm

WHERE: The front lawn and pond at the
Polish Center of Wisconsin
6941 S. 68th Street, Franklin, WI 53132

Bring your family & friends and get ready to
place flower wreaths (wianki) on the water,
take part in Wianki Competition and join
the hunt for the mythical fern flower.

For the most festive experience, wear white dress/shirt or show off your Polish folk costume. Also, bring some candles to give a special glow to your wreath floating on the water.

Make wianki yourself using either silk flowers or lowers and greenery from your garden.
You can also bring the wreaths bought at the Polish Fest or other Polish events
but only self-made wreaths will be eligible to enter the Wianki Contest.

Need help with making your own wreath?
Assistance will be available at the 1-hour workshop at 5:30 -6:30 pm.
A very limited number of wianki will be available at the event.

2022 wianki
Hungry for Polish Food?
The Polish Café will be open from 4pm to 8pm.
Here is what’s on the menu for Wednesday, June 21

Sunday, June 18th, 2023 Newsletter No Comments

2023 May 3rd Constitution Day Celebration

Polish Flag Day and Day of Polonia

The main events held in Milwaukee and Chicago:

May 2 at 12pm Polish Flag Day and Polish Diaspora Day Celebration (Uroczystości Dnia Flagi RP oraz Dnia Polonii i Polaków za Granicą), Daley Plaza in Chicago, IL.

May 2 at 7pm The 1791 Constitution Celebrated through Words, Music and Imagery (Konstytucja 1791 świętowana słowem, muzyką i obrazem), Veterans Room, Polish Center of Wisconsin in Franklin, WI.

All are invited to this free event sponsored by the Milwaukee Society of the Polish National Alliance in cooperation with the Polish Center of Wisconsin and support of the Polish American Congress – Wisconsin Division. Speaking at the event will be David R. Zepecki and Donald Pienkos, Prof. Emeritus of Political Science. Highlights will include the music of Fryderyk Chopin performed by well known Pianist Mary Ellen Burrescia and display of posters created by the Polish Center to tell the May 3rd Constitution story. (click on the image to download the flyer)

From the 1999 Senate Joint Resolution 11: Whereas, the democratic and Western−oriented ideals inherent in the first Polish Constitution live on today within a citizenry that has played a leading role in bringing an end to Communism in Eastern Europe and in the country that was the Soviet Union and whose elected representatives are presently at work building a new societal system based on the precepts of political liberty linked in spirit to Poland’s historic values as embodied in the Polish Constitution of 1791; now, therefore, be it Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the legislature of the state of Wisconsin recognizes the contribution of the Polish Constitution to the advancement of democracy and freedom by proclaiming May 3rd of every year, “Trzeciego Maja Day” in the state of Wisconsin and invites all citizens to join their fellow Wisconsinites of Polish descent in celebrating Polish Constitution Day, “Trzeciego Maja”.

6941 S. 68th Street Franklin, WI 53132-8237
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