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Our Polonia Wisconsin Newsletter November 2010

Our Polonia Wisconsin Newsletter November 2010

Visit us at: www.pacwisconsin.com and email us at: pac@pacwisconsin.com

President’s Message:

On behalf of PAC Wisconsin officers and directors I would like to thank you for your support and encourage you to help to promote PAC-WI. Your involvement is crucial in this effort.  Please attend meetings and other events and activities in the Polish community. Check and promote our website. Become involved. We need you and your skills! Sincerely, Waldemar Biniecki

Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland goes to the past President of Polish American Congress-Wisconsin Division Donald Pienkos!!!

Professor Donald Pienkos was awarded “Krzyż Oficerski Orderu Zasługi RP” issued by President of Poland Bronisław Komorowski. The medal is one of the most prestigious awarded to foreigners for their service to Poland. The medal was presented by Consul General Zygmunt Matynia at the Polish American Congress- Independence Day Award Luncheon last Sunday, November 7 at the Polish Center of Wisconsin.

Please mark your calendar…

General Membership Meetings will be held at the Polish Center on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 4, 2010 – 10:00 a.m. (Executive Committee Meeting – 9:00)
  • Saturday, February 5, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. (Executive Committee Meeting – 9:00)
  • Saturday, April 2, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. (Election Meeting)
  • Saturday, June 4, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. (Executive Committee Meeting – 9:00)
  • Saturday, September 10, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. (Executive Committee Meeting – 9:00)
  • Saturday, December 3,  2011 – 10:00 a.m. (Executive Committee Meeting – 9:00)

Friday-Sunday June 17-19, 2011 Polish Fest PAC-Wisconsin membership drive

Sunday, November 13, 2011 Polish Independence Day PAC Luncheon

Recent Events:

The officers and directors of PAC-WI would like to thank everyone who participated in three recent events in our community. 1) The showing of “NINE DAYS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD” (2010) was a huge success.  Thank you Ewa Barczyk, Director of the UWM Library, and Professor Neal Pease. 2) Over 170 community members attended the Polish Independence Day celebration and PAC “Civic Achievement Award” luncheon. Congratulation again to our awardees: Jerry Halkoski, Robert Kaminski and the Polish Heritage Society of Northeastern Wisconsin, Dr. James and Mrs. Janet Rydlewicz, Joe and Camille Shaw, and Adam and Jadwiga Zbik (A&J Deli). Thank you Sharon Haberski, Luanne Landgraf, and Don Pienkos for putting together this wonderful event. 3) A special Sunday Mass for Poland was celebrated by the most reverend father Andrzej Galant at Ss. Cyril and Methodius and Maximilian Kolbe Parishes.

In addition, PAC-WI sent letters of appreciation to all Polish teachers in Wisconsin in recognition of Polish National Education Day and to Polonia Sport Club in honor of its 60th anniversary.

Help us promote our website www.pacwisconsin.com and Polish American Congress in Wisconsin

What can you do to help us???

Membership Recruitment

We are always looking for new members for our vibrant organization. Tell your family, friends, and co-workers about the important work we are doing.

We are the voice of 10 Million Americans of Polish Heritage in the United States.

Join us!!!

Website

Check our website and help us to promote it.

Check our Facebook page, become a friend of this site, and suggest it to your friends.

Give us feedback by emailing us.

Send us photos and short movies about our Heritage.

Email your friends about our site,

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is up and running

Polish Saturday School – the only Polish school in Wisconsin.

We began cooperating with the Polish Saturday School by requesting support from the Polish Government and we received a very positive response. By the end of this year, the school will receive some small funds. We are seeking additional support from the Polish Senate and “Wspólnota Polska.” We are also letting our local authorities know about the only Polish School in Wisconsin. Maybe you can help?

Poland’s The Magnificent “MAZOWSZE” Visits Milwaukee to Celebrate 60th Anniversary Tour in US

Direct from Poland, The Magnificent MAZOWSZE returns to Milwaukee on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts as part of its special 60th Anniversary Tour. The holiday program begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes a thrilling display of dazzling movement, vibrant color and stunning beauty. To purchase tickets, please visit www.marcuscenter.org or call 414.273.7206. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at the Marcus Center for the Perfroming Arts Center box office, located at 929 N. Water Street in the Marcus Center. Tickets start at $25 and group discounts are available.

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Poland’s The Magnificent MAZOWSZE Visits Milwaukee to Celebrate 60th Anniversary Tour in US

Holiday program to showcase the music and dance of Poland

MILWAUKEE — October 26, 2010 — Direct from Poland, The Magnificent MAZOWSZE returns to Milwaukee on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts as part of its special 60th Anniversary Tour. The holiday program begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes a thrilling display of dazzling movement, vibrant color and stunning beauty.

Since 1948, MAZOWSZE has embodied the spirit and soul of Poland’s national dances, songs and traditions. Featuring festive Polish carols and dances, MAZOWSZE is an early holiday season treat the whole family will enjoy.

The show has been critically acclaimed by arts and entertainment writers throughout the country. The New York Times said, “There is nothing greater than Mazowsze!” The tour is coordinated with major Public Television showings of the PBS special “The Music and Dance of Poland.”

The choreography and musical arrangements represent 39 regions of Poland with traditional performance styles. A full 23-member orchestra performs music ranging from Chopin to simple folk melodies beloved by the Poles for centuries.

Ninety dancers, musicians and singers are arrayed in a seemingly never-ending series of handmade traditional costumes – more than 1,000 in total, one more dramatic and colorful than the next. Some weigh as much as 30lbs, making their energetic gravity-defying leaps, twirls and lifts even more impressive.

The incomparable Mazowsze performance troupe whirls, leaps, stamps and glides in a glorious outpouring of sound and motion, rhythm and music that celebrates the cultural legacy of Poland.

To purchase tickets, please visit www.marcuscenter.org or call 414.273.7206. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets and at the Marcus Center for the Perfroming Arts Center box office, located at 929 N. Water Street in the Marcus Center. Tickets start at $25 and group discounts are available.

For information about The Magnificent Mazowsze and to schedule an interview or appearance, please contact Keith Borkowski at 414.336.5714.

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