Archive for May, 2011


Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., United States
Updated on 5/11/2011
Created on 5/11/2011


In March, 2011, sympathetic Members of the U.S. Congress introduced legislation in both chambers to revise requirements for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).

Polish American Congress President Frank J. Spula and Executive Committee members of the PAC recently spent two days in Washington meeting with Members of Congress and Administration officials, seeking their active support for bringing Poland into the VWP.

Now we need to do our part to encourage our Representatives in both Houses to join in co-sponsoring this legislation and supporting it with their colleagues.

A massive and loud appeal is needed to convince them our votes are at stake.

Please take the time to sign the accompanying Petition to help urge all U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives to support this legislation.

Let them know we are their voting constituents and they need to pay attention to our needs.

You can help this cause by signing this Petition, or by calling their office, sending them a fax or by using the contact form on their own websites.

So please help us any way you can.

Please sign our Petition… it only takes a few seconds.

Thank you

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Polish Center of Wisconsin
6941 South 68th Street
Franklin, WI 53132-8237
TEL: 414-529-2140 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 414-529-2140 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

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Exhibition on view – from May 6 to June 26, 2011

Opening Reception – Friday, May 6 at 7 p.m.


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Polish Women’s Alliance of America is pleased to announce the opening of the Glos PolekCentennial Exhibition  A VOICE OF THEIR OWN at the Polish Center of Wisconsin in Franklin, WI, on Friday, May 6, 2011, at 7 p.m. The event is open to the public and everyone is cordially invited to attend the opening reception and to view this unique exhibition.

The exhibition, which will be at Polish Center of Wisconsin until June 26, 2011, celebrates the centennial of the Glos Polek (The Polish Women’s Voice), the official publication of the Polish Women’s Alliance of America, Chicago, Illinois, one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the U.S. The exhibition presents front pages, articles, and photographs from theGlos Polek that tell an inspiring story of journalism, immigration, activism, and the fight for self-determination. A 72-page color catalogue accompanies the exhibition.


The stories in the newspaper illustrate the events that shaped the world over the last 100 years. Against the backdrop of women’s struggles to assume their equal place in society — including the right to vote, make their own financial decisions, pursue higher education, and enter professions — and against the backdrop of the global struggle to defeat fascism and communism and to win independence for Poland, the pages of the Glos Polek chronicle the stories of ordinary women rising to meet the extraordinary challenges of their time.


To learn more about the Polish Women’s Alliance of America go to


To view a slideshow with photographs from the exhibition at The Polish

Museum of America in Chicago go to




* Friday, May 6 – Gala Opening
7 PM   Exhibition Opening & Reception

Polish Center of Wisconsin
* Sunday, May 15 – Guided Tour & Lecture
2 PM   Exhibition Tour & Lecture
A Voice of Their Own – Mary Piergies, Glos Polek Editor

Polish Center of Wisconsin
* Sunday, June 5 – Women & the Arts in Wisconsin
11 AM   Exhibition Tour — Mary Piergies, Glos Polek Editor
2 PM     Tour of the Mrs. H. L. Bradley Collection at the Milwaukee
Art Museum — Barbara Mirecki, Art Historian
4 PM     Optional — Outdoor sculpture by Magdalena Abakanowicz
commissioned by the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin


RSVP at 888-522-1898 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 888-522-1898 end_of_the_skype_highlighting for the June 5th event.
Please arrive at the Polish Center of Wisconsin at 10:45 AM.
Luncheon at 12:30 PM at a local restaurant (to be announced).
Admission to the Polish Center of Wisconsin: free.
Donations are welcome.
Admission to Milwaukee Art Museum:
Adults $14, seniors& students $12, children free.
Luncheon – pay for your own meal.
Join us for an interesting all-day event. Everyone welcome!



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Sponsored by the Polish Women’s Alliance of America

Charitable & Educational Foundation
TEL: 888-522-1898 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 888-522-1898 end_of_the_skype_highlighting



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