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Young Polanie looking for new kids to join

Young Polanie is a children theater group at the Polish Home. The group is currently preparing a new program and looking for new members to fill in all the roles in the play. Parents are asked to contact Ms. Barbara Strutynski or simply to come with their children to one of the practice sessions that are on Fridays from 7 to 9 pm.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave in Seattle

More: Ms. Strutynski can be reached at (425) 746-3037

New York Post


December 22, 2003 --
The decisive turning point in the West's long struggle against Islamic conquerors came on the afternoon of Sept. 12, 1683, during the last Turkish siege of Vienna. Severely outnumbered Polish hussars - the finest cavalry Europe ever produced - charged into the massed Ottoman ranks with lowered lances and a wild battle cry.  Led by the valiant King Jan Sobieski, the Poles had marched to save Vienna while other Europeans looked away. The French - surprise! - had cut a deal with the sultan. (To Louis XIV, humbling the rival Habsburgs trumped the fate of Western civilization.)

The odds were grim. Many of King Jan's nobles feared disaster. But Sobieski risked his kingdom - actually a rough-and-tumble democracy - to save a continent.

On that fateful afternoon, the Polish cavalry struck the Turkish lines with such force that 2,000 lances shattered. The charge stunned the Ottoman army.  A hundred thousand Turks ran for the Danube.

No army from the Islamic world ever posed such a threat to the West again.

Poland's thanks for its courage? In the next century, the country was sliced up like a pie by the ungrateful Habsburgs, along with the Romanovs of Russia and the Prussian Hohenzollerns. It was the most cynical action in European history until the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which divided Poland again in 1939.

But the Poles never gave up their belief in their country - or in freedom.  During our own revolution, our first allies were Polish freedom fighters such as Casimir Pulaski and Tadeusz Kosciusko. (Paris only joined the fight when it looked like we might win. And France intervened to spite Britain, not to help us.)


Throughout the 19th century, Poles fought for freedom wherever the struggle raged, in Latin America, Greece and Italy, and on the Union side in our Civil War. Although their country had been raped by the great powers of Europe, Poles kept her cause alive.  Again and again, Poles rose against their occupiers, only to be savagely put down, with their finest young men slaughtered or marched to Siberian prisons. Then, at the end of the Great War, Poland suddenly reappeared on the maps.

What did the Poles do? They immediately saved Western civilization yet again. In the now-forgotten "Miracle on the Vistula," a patched-together Polish army turned back the Red hordes headed for Berlin. One of history's most brilliant campaigns, it saved defeated Germany from a communist takeover.

Poland's thanks? The slaughter of World War II. Then the Soviet occupation.

But the Poles never gave up. Their language, their faith - and their martial traditions - were maintained with rigor and pride. Of all the countries that gained their freedom as the Soviet Union collapsed, none had struggled for liberty as relentlessly as Poland.

Now the Poles are defending freedom again. In Iraq. While the establishment media agonize over the fickle moods of Paris and Berlin, there's little mention in the press of the superb contribution made by our Polish allies - at great cost to their own country.

In the words of an American officer who works closely with them, "Poland has taken to the Iraq mission for idealistic and principled purposes: Its leadership and military truly believe that freedom and justice are universal values worth fighting for."

To how many other nations would those words apply?

Poland has deployed 2,500 of its best soldiers to Iraq. It sent $64 million worth of its newest equipment - which operations in Iraq will ruin. Warsaw selected its finest officers to command and staff the Multinational Division Center South. A Polish major general commands a total of 12,000 troops from 22 nations with responsibility for a sector previously held by twice as many U.S. Marines. The Polish performance has been flawless.

Their reward? Surely America must recognize such a great contribution from an economically struggling ally - at a time when Polish troops also support peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan and the Balkans?

Sorry. Turkey, which stabbed us as deeply in the back as it could on the eve of Operation Iraqi Freedom, will receive a minimum of $2 billion from Washington - and the same elements in the Rumsfeld cabal who failed to plan for the occupation of Iraq hope to increase our aid to Ankara to $5 billion.

Pakistan, which refuses to press home the fight against al Qaeda, will get billions from Washington. The repressive Egyptian regime will get a few billion, too, as it does every year. Even Yemen will get a welfare check from Uncle Sugar.

And Poland? Like the Czech Republic, which sent a few medics to the Persian Gulf then withdrew them in panic, Poland will get a standard package of $12 million for NATO-related programs. Other than some logistical support in Iraq, that's it. Strategic peanuts for our most enthusiastic ally on the European continent.

Poland did have one request - a humble one, in the great scheme of things.  Warsaw asked for $47 million to modernize six used, American-built C-130 transport aircraft and to purchase American-built HMMWV all-terrain vehicles so elite Polish units could better integrate operations with American forces. Much of the money would go right back to U.S. factories and workers.

Our response? We stiffed them.

For once, the Pentagon and the State Department agree: No can do.  Impossible. Our pocket are empty. Got to FedEx every penny to our favorite dictators.

It's a mistake to over-idealize any nation. But if there's a land of heroes anywhere between the English Channel and the coast of California, it's Poland. Our Polish allies have taken a brave, costly, principled stand for freedom and democracy in Iraq. They desperately want to be seen by Washington as reliable friends in this treacherous world.

The least we could do is to treat them with respect.

Ralph Peters is a retired Army officer and the author of "Beyond Baghdad."

www.nypost.com/seven/12222003/postopinion/opedcolumnists/14094.htm

A recent letter from Mrs. Barbara Klita, Fred Frontier's mother, to the State of Alaska political leaders:

 

Dear Betsy and ALL Friend's,

I need help from Gov.Murkowski, Senator Murkowski, Senator Tad Stevens, Congresmen Dan Young, Senator Johnny Ellis, Mayor Mark Begich, to write the letter, request to Government in Taiwan.

Fred Frontier,29 years old, American arrive to Taipei, Taiwan 5.20.03 to teach English for Hess, Language School and he disapperd 5.23.03 in Tiehsiang, Hualien County, Cathalic Hostel,where is Fr. ALfonse Savioz, for 20 years and 20 years other places in Taiwan. All together 40 years. HE is from Switzerland. He met Fred, my son. For him, Fred never come back from the montains, after, when he check in 5.22.03 and paid for 3 nights 5.22.03, 5.23.03, 5.24.03. There is not evidence for his accident in the Taroko Gorge National Park at all.  After his phone call to his girlfriend in Seattle, WA. and put some money 50 USA dolars from the machine by his credit card to his walet on 5.23.03 at 10 am. He never came back to the same Hostel. First, he dosn't know chinese. He must ask somebody for instruction how to get out the money from the ATM machine. The 2 Chinese have been check in the same day as Fred was in.

They ask him for money, they hurt him, stolen the passport american. ON black market 25.000 USA dolars. They keep him, I don't know where. How long this will be? It's already 7 months for Christmas. I'm here by myself with no chinese.The senator Tad Stevens promise me to send here FBI and CIA from American Ambassy in Tokio, Japen.  Was only on the paper not in action from 9.18.03.Nobody cares.

Please write the letter to the Government in Taiwan, President Chen, Major Ma, department of North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director Chao, the First Bureau, Foreign Affairs Division, National Police Agency, Robert J.P. Lee, Criminal Investigation Bureau, Chen Yi-Ming. Also write to American Institute in Taipei, and you can receive address from them.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Barbara Klita

Donation Fred Frontier Fund acc. nr.451524 Credit Union 1
Anchorage, AK.

 

Bal Sylwestrowy

Kolacja podana o 19:00 początek balu o 20:00, koniec  2:00 rano.

Bilety $50.00 od osoby dla członkow TDP; $80:00 od osoby dla sympatyków.

Rezerwacje:  Pan Marian Strutynski (425) 746-3037

 

New Year's Eve Ball

Dinner served at 7:00 pm, dances start at 8:00 pm, end of ball at 2:00 am

Tickets $50.00/person for the PHA members; $80:00/person for the PHA friends.

Reservations:  Mr. Marian Strutynski (425) 746-3037

A Letter from Fred's Mother:

  I like the polish sentence “ZAPRE SIE A NIE DAM SIE” (I don’t give up) and the story about the piano, how a little boy was missing and was found in the loving arms of the pianist. The arms of God our Father is always around me. I pray a lot.

My son Fred, 28 years old, missing in Taiwan since the 23rd of May 2003, on the 23rd of November it will be 6 months. I hope that he will come back this Christmas 2003. I still remember the time we spent Christmas together last year. We were together for 3 weeks in San Diego, CA and in Mexico. He paid for the round trip airline ticket for me from Anchorage, Alaska to Seattle, WA. From Seattle, WA to San Diego, CA we took the bus, so many hours in the bus, but I was with him. It was a wonderful vacation. We went horse riding, to the beach in Mexico and we stayed in the hotel too.

It is only 6 weeks away from Christmas 2003, I have to work very hard to find my son. He disappeared on the 23rd of May 2003 in Taiwan, Tienshang Toroko Gorge National Park, Hualien County. He checked in a Catholic hostel where he paid for 3 nights from May 22 to 24, 2003. He only slept one night in the hostel. Two Chinese checked in with him. One of them could have been watching him and noticed he was an American having an American passport. If Fred had a polish or Italian passport and not alone, maybe nothing would have happened to him. Somebody must have hurt him, stole his passport and sold it in the black market! I learned that an American passport can be sold for 25,000US$! They must still be keeping him some place, I don’t know where, with no possible communication…for how long and for what? He disappeared like a ghost. There is no evidence that he had an accident in the mountains. I was there for 6 weeks last summer when I first came with about 25 police 100 park rangers, hikers. He disappeared on the 23rd of May 2003 and somebody brought his backpack on 7th of June 2003. On the 13th of June 2003, his wallet containing credit cards, driver’s license, 5.00 US$, his return train ticket to Taipei for the 25th of May 2003 which he never used, was found in his bed under his pillow in the dormitory of the same Catholic hostel of 24 beds. Nobody knew who brought these things. When I arrived 2 months later on July 17, 2003, I found his belongings in the hostel but not his passport.

The young Taiwanese man, about 18 ~25 years old with a woman of the same age did not belong to the hostel. They arrived at the same time I was there. They wanted all the things of Fred back specially the digital camera and the wallet but I told them that they are mine. I asked where Fred’s passport was. The man did not answer and just left. Nobody knew his name. I think that he is involved in Fred’s disappearance. He seems to knows everything. Another time when I was with the police investigator, Mr. Mark Chih from the Foreign Affairs Division, (Tel: 886-2-2393-0989; cell phone: 0920 752870; National Police Agency. No. 7. Sec. 1, Chunghsiao East Rd. Taipei, Taiwan, ROC; e-mail: Robert49@npa.gov.tw; jplec@hn.tpemail.net.tw) a detective, there were two Chinese pretending to read the newspaper, one of them has the face of a criminal. With my mother’s instinct, I feel that he must have hurt my son. I told this to the police. They are doing some investigation.

I hope Fred is not killed, I hope he is still alive!

I need help to pay a private investigator to know whether the people are telling the truth. Please send donation to:

Fred Frontier Fund

Acct.# 451524

Credit Union One (Main Branch)

3500 Eide Street

Anchorage, AK 99503

tel: 907-339-9485

 

And please pray!

Thanks, God bless you!

Barbara

PS: My cell phone in Taiwan #0913739940. I have a hard time here. Not knowing Chinese, communication is almost impossible; transportation too. I can not manage by myself to go around.

Read more about missing Fred Frontier

http://taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2003/11/09/2003075240

Kominek Harcerski (potluck)

Sobota, 20 grudnia, 12:00

Będą kolędy, opłatek, część oficjalna z wręczeniem oznak sprawności dla zuchów i skrzatów. Wszyskich serdecznie zapraszamy.  
Wiecej informacji: Ania Bieniek (425)290-3628

Polish American Poets Academy competitions

PAPA is a new organization based in New York supporting Polish and Polish-American poets and sponsoring contests, a Poet of the Year competition and poetry readings. There are currently three open competitions run by PAPA: 1) 25th Anniversary of Pontificate of Holy Father. Deadline Nov 30, 2003. 2) Four Seasons. Deadline Dec 31, 2003. 3) My Beloved Country. Deadline Jan 30, 2004.

More: www.poetsacademy.com

 News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org

Let's Support The Polish Soldiers in Iraq!!!

Not too long ago, the folks at command post said it would be nice to send some care packages to our Polish and Czech compatriots in Iraq. Well, since Slavic Stuff is my sphere of influence, I set to work, and I have delivered. Well, partly at least. No word from the Czech Embassy or military attaché, but I have an address and some instructions from the Poles.

So, if you wish to send a Christmas care package to a Polish soldier, to show your gratitude for their support in Iraq, then here is how to do it:

1. Buy appropriate stuff: The American Center for Polish Culture recommends: deodorants, toothpaste, toothbrush, socks, soap, hair shampoo, cologne, talcum powder, CD’s, and Christmas cards. You get the idea, toiletries and the like. If you would like your package to go to a female soldier (there are about fifty Polish women serving in Iraq), you might also include face powder, lipstick and handkerchiefs. No food. No weapons, they have enough of their own.

2. Put it in a box no bigger than 12" x 12" x 12". Tape it, don't tie it. The whole thing should weight ten pounds or less.

3. Ship to the following address:

LtCol Mariusz MICHALSKI
Chief of MWR Branch
MND CS – Poland
BABILON
APO, AE 09332 USA
“For POLISH SOLDIER” If you want to to go to a female soldier, note that here.

4. As a matter of courtesy, send an e-mail to the Director of the The American Center for Polish Culture at

 
 
They need an accurate count of care packages, they want to make sure that every Polish soldier in Iraq gets one. If you don't mind, tell them you got this information from Dave Kaiser of Blogo Slovo.

5. Get it in the mail by mid-November or so, to make sure that it gets there on time.

6. Smile. You just made someone happy. He's stuck in the desert, a thousand miles away from the fields and uplands of his native Poland, helping police and rebuild a country despite the wishes of his European brethren. You let him know that we're grateful and that America remembers its friends.

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For more information contact the Polish Center in DC directly.

http://www.polishcenterdc.org

The American Center of Polish Culture

2025 "O" Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20036-5913

Metro: Dupont Circle station on the red line

Phone: (202) 785-2320

Fax: (202) 785-2159

E-mail: director@polishcenterdc.org

 

Talk on EU extending to East Central Europe at UW, Dec 10, 3:30 pm

Prof. Anna Grzymala-Busse of Yale will give a talk on Formal Demands, Informal Responses: EU Enlargement and Domestic Politics in East Central Europe, focusing on the current round of the European Union expansion and admission of new member countries. Specifically, she will discuss demands for institutional changes and reforms imposed by EU on the candidates and the way the new members responded to reform requirements.

Where: Thomson 125 at the University of Washington campus in Seattle, admission free

More: http://www.yale.edu/polisci/Faculty/AGrzymala-Busse.htm

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org

Występ Teatru Akademickiego Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Czwartek 11 grudnia, 19:30

Dom Polski w Seattle serdecznie zaprasza na występ Teatru Akademickiego Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego który udbędzie się dnia 11-go grudnia (czwartek) o godź. 19:30 (7:30 PM) na górnej sali. W programie dwa spektakle: 

1.     „DROGA DO RAJU”  Poezja  Zbigniewa Herberta i muzyka Stanisława Radwana 

2.     „DAMSKO – MĘSKI PUNKT WIDZENIA”   najnowsze piosenki Leszka Czajkowskiego i Kasi Piekarskiej.

Ceny biletów:

-       $16.00 przy drzwiach

-       $15.00 dla opłaconych członków DP (przy drzwiach)

-       $14.00 dla wszystkich w przedsprzedaży

-       $8.00 dla młodzieży do lat 18-tu

 Po informacje: Barbara Strutyński 425-746-3037

 Zapraszamy dorosłych i młodzież !

 

Evening of Polish carols at PHA, Friday Dec 12, 8 pm

Come to sing Polish carols at the PHA! This evening will feature all your favorite traditional sung by everybody present; participating members of the PHA cabaret troupe will lead the tunes. In addition, Santa Claus will be at hand for folks who would like to have a picture taken with him. Everybody's invited!

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave in Seattle, at the upper hall, admission free

More: Barbara Strutynski (425) 746-3037

Agnieszka Holland at UW, Dec 5, 7 pm

Ms. Holland made her name in Poland as one of the principal forces behind the Polish New Wave of 70s and 80s with milestone films Provincial Actors and A Lonely Woman. Her screenplays carried movies by Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Kieslowski with whom she also collaborated closely. She won awards at major festivals such as Cannes and she was nominated to the Oscars for two of her movies: Angry Harvest and Europa, Europa. She visited Seattle during the PFF 1999 with The Third Miracle and the SIFF 2003 with Julia Walking Home. Her lecture is one in the series celebrating 50 years of teaching Polish at the UW and has been organized by the UW Slavic Department.

Where: lecture at Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall, University of Washington campus in Seattle; admission free.

More: www.PolishFilms.org, http://www.perfectnet.com/holland/

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org

Fundraising party with Ms. Holland, Dec 6, 2-4 pm

A public fundraising reception with Ms. Holland will take place at a private residence in Seattle. Proceeds will go towards the Polish Studies Endowment Fund at the University of Washington in Seattle. Organized by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee.

Where: To attend please contact Mr. Tom Podl at 1 (800) 785-7492 before Dec 1, 2003. Donation of $50 per person is required to receive an invitation.

More: www.PolishFilms.org

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org

St. Nicolas "evening" for children at PHA, Sunday Dec 7, 2:30 pm

An event for children building on Polish traditions for St. Nicolas's Day (Dec 6) and for Christmas. The program features a Nativity play (Jaselka) performed by the "Mlodzi Polanie" children group from the PHA, then arrival of Santa Claus with presents and candies for the children. Parents are invited to a great dinner that will be served from 1 pm.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave in Seattle

More: For the children group, Barbara Strutynski (425) 746-3037

Zabawa Andrzejkowa, Sobota 29 listopada, 19:00 - 24:00

 

Będzie grał zespół POLONUS.
Bilety w cenie $13.00 dla członków, a $16.00 dla sympatyków.

 

Rezerwacje stolików u Ani Bieniek tel. (425)290-3628.

 

"Andrzejki" dance evening at PHA, Saturday, Nov 29, 7 pm - 12 am

"Andrzejki" (a party on St. Andrew's day, Nov 30) was in Poland traditionally the last party of the year, with some special customs such as divining future from pouring wax. The evening will feature a live band - the "Polonus" band from Portland.

Where: Polish Home, tickets $13 for PHA members, $16 others.

More: Anna Bieniek, tel. (425) 290-3628

 

Situation of Poles in Kazakhstan & Middle Asia at PHA, Nov 23, 2:30 pm

Situation of Poles in Middle Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan) is the topic of the talk by Dr. Olga Miedviedieva. Ms. Miedviedieva is a researcher, translator and a great friend of Poland based in Vancouver, BC. Educated in Moscow in 1970s, she specialized in history of Polish literature of 19c & 20c and translated many books from Polish. Since 2000, she’s been busy at newly accessible post-Soviet archives researching fates of Poles deported to Middle Asia since 19c. She focuses specifically WWII period: Poles who were Stalin’s deportees and victims as well as on gen. Anders and his army.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle; admission free. In Polish.

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org

Iwona Kaminska in concert at Shoreline College, Nov 23, 3 pm

In the first concert of the Shoreline Piano Series, local pianist Iwona Kaminska will play music by a contemporary Polish woman composer, Anna Ignatowicz, as well as the Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82 by S. Prokofiev. This event is a fundraiser for Piano Scholarship Fund. Reception will follow.

Where: Where: Campus Theater, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N. Shoreline, WA 98133; tickets $10

More: the pianists http://www.pol-amerpiano.com/bios.html

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org

The Polish Home Foundation

 Major events and activities in 2003 as of Nov 5, 2003

The Olbinski Exhibition & Fundraiser, May 2003

The biggest event organized and supported by the PHF was the Olbinski exhibition and fundraiser in May, 2003. The exhibition was held at the Suzzallo library of the UW and at the Polish Home. This great event helped bringing the great surrealist artist to the local public, generated a lot of interest in Polish culture. It also enjoyed wide public support with the Olbinski lunch fundraiser resulting in a smashing success. All the costs have been paid from the event income that is from donations, from the lunch fundraiser and from the strong art sales.

 Other Fundraisers

The Foundation had a stand at the Spring and Fall Bazaars at the Polish Home, increasing public awarness of the PHF and raising money selling Olbinski calendars and cards as well as folk art and some other goods donated to the PHF.

The Foundation was also helping handling fundraisers for individuals in medical emergency.

 Financial support for events

  • The PHF supported financially these events in 2003:

  • The Polna Rapsodia concert (in March 2003, grant in 2002), organized by Mr. Tomasz Aleksander

  • The Polish Avant-Garde Films of 1930-1945 at UW, organized by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of University of Washington, Seattle

  • The Polonez dance group performance at the PHA 85th Anniversary gala, organized by the Polish Home Assn, paid to the dancegroup

  • The Seattle Polish Film Festival, organized by the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn.

 Grants

  • Besides the grants supporting the events mentioned above, in 2003 the PHF issued the following grants, in cash and software, to support:

  • The Polish Home Association in Seattle for the facility improvements related to noice reductin program addressing neighborhood complaints

  • The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures of the University of Washington in Seattle for events related to Polish language and culture

  • The Red Cross, the Seattle Office, for the family reunion trip of George Gordon / Jerzy Budzynski to Wroclaw, Poland

  • The Film Arts Foundation for the "Wiktor Siminski: the Art of Survival" documentary movie project

  • Individuals in medical emergency: Mr. Krzysztof Tasak, Mr. Zack Moss

 

 For a full list of events and grants please visit our website.

Plans for future

The Foundation’s next event will be a concert by Mr. Roman Czarny. Mr. Czarny is not only a Polish Consul but also a composer and a singer, known for his Chicago Night Blues and other songs. We also plan to bring the Polonez dance group for a bigger event in late spring 2004.

Other possibilities include fundraisers involving Polish or Polish-American celebrities, bringing in performance groups to Seattle or organizing a movie event.

To learn more, please come to our next meeting on Nov 19, 2003 at the Polish Home.

 

Polish Bazaar at St. Margaret’s, Nov 15, 12 noon - 7 pm

If you still crave Polish food and good deals after the big bazaar at the Polish Home, there is another Polish bazaar coming. This one is a smaller, yearly event at the Polish Parish. There will be stands with merchandise, a wheel of fortune and a Parish raffle drawing with tickets on sale till the last moment. Home dinners at $8 full and $4 half size will also be available during the bazaar. The profit goes towards the Parish needs.

Where: St. Margaret Church, 3221 14th Ave W, Seattle, admission free

More: contact to the parish (206) 282-1804, http://www.polskaparafia.org/

 

The 12th annual Seattle Polish Film Festival opens on Friday, November 7th, 2003 and will run through Sunday, November 16th, with a midweek break, at the Broadway Performance Hall.

Launching the Festival will be "The Old Tale: When the Sun Was God", (see the picture)  the latest film by a veteran director Jerzy Hoffman ("With Fire and Sword", "The Quack", "Lepper", "Deluge"), based on the classic novel by Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski.  Starring in the film are the award-winning actors Michal Zebrowski, Daniel Olbrychski, Ewa Wisniewska, Jerzy Trela, and Anna Dymna.  The Festival’s opening screening and opening reception gala will be attended by the honorable Jerzy Hoffman and the film’s co-producer Jerzy Michaluk ("With Fire and Sword").  Moviegoers will have an opportunity to meet the guests.

Additionally, this year’s Festival will feature some of the best recently-produced Polish films including a popular comedy of the summer entitled "The Body", "Show" starring Cezary Pazura, and the much anticipated children’s animation entitled "Golden Drops", among others.

Furthermore, the 12th annual Seattle Polish Film Festival will feature a photo and poster exhibition centered around one of Poland’s best and largest film festivals, the Gdynia Film Festival.

Since its inception, the Seattle Polish Film Festival has grown in popularity in the Puget Sound region.  This has been due in part to the Festival's selection of newly released and highly acclaimed films and visits of famous directors and actors such as Agnieszka Holland, Krzysztof Zanussi, Radoslaw Piwowarski, Andrzej Seweryn, Olaf Lubaszenko, and Lech Majewski.

All films feature English subtitles.  Tickets prices for screenings of "The Old Tale: When the Sun Was God" are $12.00.  General admission ticket prices are $8.00.  Children film ticket prices are $4.00.  Series passes are $60.00 and don't include "The Old Tale: When the Sun Was God".

Tickets will be available for purchase: (1) online at http://www.ticketwindowonline.com, (2) all Ticket/Ticket windows locations, (3) via phone at (206) 325-6500 or fax at (425) 450-3839, and (4) the Broadway Performance Hall box office prior to show time.  Advance purchase is recommended.

The Seattle Polish Film Festival is produced by the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.  Association President Glen Lee invites the public to attend this highly acclaimed and very popular local Festival.  The Festival Coordinator is Krystian Koper.  For Festival information, schedule, volunteering, and sponsorship please visit the Festival website at http://www.PolishFilms.org or call the Festival hotline at (206) 901-0146.

Seattle Polish Film Festival at BPH, Nov 7-9 & 14-16

SPFF Schedule for the second weekend

Film City Gdynia, an exhibition about the most important film festival in Poland, organized by Ewa & Krzysztof Poraj-Kuczewski will on display at the Broadway Performance Hall throughout the Festival.

Friday, November 14th

    8:00 - Requiem, Requiem, dir. Witold Leszczynski, 2002, 102 min, $8, 35mm

Saturday, November 15th

    4:00 -The Structure of Crystal, Struktura Kryształu, dir. Krzysztof Zanussi, 1969, 74 min, $8, 35mm

    6:00 -The Hexer, Wiedzmin, dir. Marek Brodzki, 2002, 129 min, $8, 35mm

    8:30 - Day of Wacko, Dzien Swira, dir. Marek Koterski, 2002,140 min,$8, 35mm

Sunday, November 16th

   6:00 - Chopper, Motor, dir. Wieslaw Paluch, 2003, 80 min, $8, Beta

   8:00 - Antichrist, Antychryst, dir. Adam Guzinski, 2002, 28 min, $8 (shown together with AlaRM), Beta

               Alarm, AlaRM, dir. Dariusz Gajewski, 2002, 67 min, beta

 

 

A Polish Reunion Story at KING 5, Nov 11, 7 pm

The Evening Magazine on the Veteran Day will present a family reunion story featuring a Polish WWII survivor. Mr. George Gordon, born Jerzy Budzynski, residing in Seattle since after the war, is a survivor of Nazi concentration camps who lost touch with his family when he was arrested. Only in July, 2003 did American and Polish Red Cross organizations found the surviving sister of Mr. Gordon, Krystyna, living in Wroclaw, Poland. The Seattle Red Cross organized a family reunion trip for Mr. Gordon, supported among others by the Polish Home Foundation.

Where: on KING 5 TV, Seattle (channel 5), The Evening Magazine show

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Saturday and Sunday November 1st and 2nd, Noon to 7pm at the Polish Hall, 714 - 18th Ave, Seattle

39th Annual Fall POLISH BAZAAR

Delicious dinners of pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, and cabbage rolls served all day.  Exceptional home made pastries from our bakery and dessert bar.  Take home dinners and desserts available for your Polish Dining Pleasure.

Upstairs we will have an excellent selection of crafts, Polish Bolesławiec pottery, crystals, amber, artistic glass, books greeting cards, Christmas ornaments and the traditional wafer - Polish "Opłatek".

Seattle's one and only - Polish Pickle Contest

Bring your home made pickles - judging on Saturday at 5 pm.

Free admission - parking adjacent to the Polish Hall.

 

Alaskan goes to Taiwan to find son who went missing in May
Fred Frontier, hired to teach English, disappeared while sightseeing


By TATABOLINE BRANT
Anchorage Daily News

(Published: October 27, 2003)
Barbara Klita, Fred Frontier's mother, left for Taiwan on Saturday to search for her son, who has been missing since late May.

Fred Frontier and his mother, Barbara Klita, were in San Diego last Christmas. Frontier went missing in Taiwan in May, and his mother is going there to search for him. Barbara Klita refuses to give up hope that her son is alive.

On Saturday morning, the former school bus attendant boarded a plane in Anchorage for Taiwan, where she can neither read nor speak the language, to look for her son.
 
Klita doesn't know how long she'll be on the island or what she'll do to support herself while she's there. All she knows is that she doesn't want to come back to Anchorage without Fryderyk Frontier.
 
Frontier, 29, vanished five months ago. A longtime Alaskan with a colorful past, he went to Taiwan in May to teach English for Hess Educational Organization. He arrived a few days before he was scheduled to start work and went sightseeing.
 
No one has seen him since.
 
American and Taiwanese authorities are looking for Frontier, but Klita, who in July spent a few weeks searching in Taiwan, wants to start her own investigation with the help of a private detective.
 
"I am feeling I am going to find him," she said in a thick Polish accent during an interview before she left Anchorage. "If I don't, I don't give up. Somehow I have to find him. He is not a ghost."

Frontier grew up an only child in a single-parent family. He was born in Rome, where his father still lives, but the two have had almost no communication over the years, his mother said. Klita said her son changed his last name to Frontier from Veschi when he was 18 because he felt his father didn't love him. The new surname was inspired by Alaska, she said.
 
Frontier lived with his mother in Poland and Buffalo, N.Y., before the two settled in Alaska in 1985. He is known locally for his work promoting events and causes close to his heart: recycling at the University of Alaska Anchorage, dances and music shows around town, Rainbow Gatherings near Knik River and pushing for the legalization of marijuana. In 2000, Frontier ran unsuccessfully for a state House seat on the Green Party ticket.
 
Frontier was an outgoing, eccentric type whose promotional work was always done with gusto, his friends said. As circulation manager for UAA's student newspaper, for example, Frontier was known to hand people papers under bathroom stall doors to get them to read it.
 
"He was either really brave or really foolish, depending on who you talk to," said Crispin McCabe, 30, who attended Steller Secondary School with Frontier years ago.
 
McCabe recalled an anti-racism campaign Frontier worked on in high school. He handed fliers to everyone, including a group of skinheads, McCabe said.

"He was one of those people who refused to accept that people can't get along," he said. "He thought if he tried hard enough, he could find common ground. ... He is just very genuine. He doesn't have a bad bone in his body."
 
Frontier graduated cum laude with leadership honors from UAA in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in anthropology, university officials said.  He was also fluent in Polish, Spanish, Russian and English.
 
Frontier's friendliness and curiosity won him many friends from all walks of life, said Richard Benavides, a legislative aide who met Frontier in a logic class at UAA and worked with him in student government.
 
"He was a lot smarter than he let on, because he was very laid back," Benavides said. "He was very much a mover and shaker on things he believed in. The bit about recycling, ... he really worked at it. It got to a point where we actually started a program because of his push and drive."
 
Frontier moved to Seattle about three years ago. He worked a series of computer-related jobs and made a new crop of friends. McCabe, who lives in Seattle now, said Frontier would hold potlucks at his house once a month.
 
"It was always quite an international crowd," he said.
 
By the end of the night, everyone would be talking in Polish and Russian. Before long, Frontier decided he needed a change and applied to the Hess Educational Organization, which offers teaching opportunities in Taiwan. Hess offered him a job teaching English for a year, according to James Li, a spokesman for the organization in Taiwan reached recently by e-mail.
 
Frontier arrived in Taipei, Taiwan's capital, the night of May 20, Li said. The following day, he checked in at Hess' main office in Chung Ho City. Frontier was not scheduled to start work until May 26, and he told officials that he planned to sightsee until then, Li said. He stored his luggage at the main office for safekeeping and left.
 
It was the last Hess saw of him.
 
Frontier did not tell anyone specifically where he was going, so when he didn't show up for work on May 26, Hess officials didn't know where to look. They started contacting anyone who might know something -- the hostel where Frontier had been staying, his family and friends.
 
The American Institute of Taiwan and the National Police Administration were also contacted, Li said. More than 1,500 missing person posters were hung around the island and Hess took out ads in English and Chinese newspapers, Li said.
 
According to Taiwanese newspaper reports, police have pieced together Frontier's last known movements and have appealed to the public for help. They have come up empty so far.
 
The last person in the United States to hear from Frontier was his girlfriend in Seattle, Klita said. On May 23, he left her a message on her answering machine, telling her how beautiful the mountains were where he was staying, Klita said.
 
After some investigation and with the help of Frontier's credit card statements, officials learned that he checked into the Tien Shang Catholic Hostel in Hualien from May 22-25, Li said. Frontier is believed to have gone hiking in Taroko Gorge, one of Taiwan's premier tourist attractions, Li said.
 
It is not clear whether Frontier stayed at the Tien Shang hostel all the nights he paid for or who saw him last. The American Institute of Taiwan would not comment on the case, and the National Police Administration could not be reached by phone and did not respond to an e-mail.
 
According to police reports and newspaper accounts, Frontier's backpack and wallet unaccountably showed up in the room he had been staying in about 10 days after his checkout date.
 
Klita said her son's driver's license and credit cards were all in his wallet but his passport was missing. Klita said when she visited the hostel in July, one man wanted to keep her son's belongings.
 
"I asked people at hostel what's his name; they won't tell me," Klita said. "He was very aggressive toward me. I got this feeling that he was related to Fred's disappearing."

Klita believes someone is holding her son against his will.
 
Li said foul play has not been ruled out.
 
"We are remaining optimistic and hoping for a positive conclusion," he said.
 
Klita has spoken with missionaries in Taiwan who are going to help her get settled when she arrives. She has an open plane ticket that's good for a year and a five-year work visa.
 
Klita believes her son is alive because he came to her in a dream one night while she was in Taiwan. "I ask him: 'Fred, what happened to you? Did somebody hurt you?' He said, 'Very badly, you don't imagine.' ... Then he disappeared."
 
Daily News reporter Tataboline Brant can be reached at tbrant@adn.com or 907-257-4321.
 

Mark Salman plays Chopin at Sherman Clay, Nov 1, 7 pm

Mr. Salman, a Steinway artist hailed as a "heroic virtuoso" and one the Chopin Foundation's upcoming featured artists, will be performing at the Sherman Clay in Seattle in honor of Steinway & Sons' 150th Anniversary. His performances have been described as "powerful", "dramatic", "wildly imaginative" and "touchingly lyrical"; He performed at Carnegie Hall and is best known for his expertise in Beethoven. Mr. Salman will be playing Sonata OP. 31#3 by Beethoven, Sonata in B Minor by Chopin and St. Francis Walking on the Waves by Liszt.

Where: downtown Sherman Clay, 1624 Fourth Avenue, Seattle; admission free

More: RSVP at (206) 622-7580 or to Jennifer_Bowman@sclay.com

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L. Cieslinski talks on NGOs in Poland at PHA, Nov 1, 7 pm

Mr. Lukasz Cieslinski is an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) activist and a leader who galvanized his Pomorskie region (centered at Koszalin, Poland), where he is the President of the Center for Support of Social Initiatives. He comes to the US as a guest of the US Department of State and the World Affairs Council of Puget Sound. He will present the situation of non-profit and other NGOs in Poland, their activities and problems, social perceptions and expectations for NGOs, legal position etc. as well as how their situation is affected by Poland’s becoming a member of the European Union. Mr. Cieslinski also hopes to hear about our experience with Polish-American organizations active in our region.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave in Seattle, admission free.

More: an NGO forum  http://www.federalizacja.ngo.pl/

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Polish Book Club meeting, Bellevue, Nov 1, 11 am

This new book club gathers people who like to share and discuss interesting Polish language books. The first meeting will focus on a book about Agnieszka Holland by Maria Kornatowska, Magia i pieniadze, featuring conversations with the famous director. The book offers insights about her career, life, and movie industry in Poland, France and USA. Coffee and sweat treats will be on hand to induce a friendly discussion atmosphere. Please spread the word about this new club and come with proposals what to read next.

Where: Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA, meeting room #4, admission free

More: contact Jagoda Sondej, (253) 630-7722, jasosna@comcast.net for info or a copy of the book, http://www.tmkp.org/glowna%20strona.htm

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Halloween for kids at Polish Home, Oct 31, 7 pm

Games, competitions, riddles, music and sweet trick-o-treats await the children on this special evening. This event is organized by the Polish Scout troop.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle; $5 per child to cover the cost

More: call Ms. Anna Bieniek for reservations or questions, (425) 280-4858

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Seattle Polish Film Festival 2003 volunteer call

The Seattle Polish Film Festival will open on Nov 7, 2003. The Festival urgently needs a webmaster to help with the Festival website. Please contact the PFF Coordinator or the Editor if you would like to help with this year’s Festival.

Where: SPFF will be held at the Broadway Performance Hall in Seattle, Nov 7-9 & 14-16.

More: about Festival & website www.PolishFilms.org, PFFCoordinator@hotmail.com

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Polish Book Club invites

Established very recently by avid readers and supported by the Soc. for Polish Culture, the new Club gathers people who like to share and discuss interesting Polish language books. The first meeting will focus on a book about Agnieszka Holland by Maria Kornatowska, Magia i pieniadze, featuring conversations with the famous director. The book offers insights about her career, life, and movie industry in Poland, France and USA. The reading should be doubly interesting given Ms. Holland’s incoming public lecture at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle on Dec 5, 2003.

Where: TBD, the first meeting in November

More: contact Jagoda Sondej, (253) 630-7722, jasosna@comcast.net for info or a copy of the book

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85th Aniversary of the PHA.

Celebrations of the 85th Anniversary of the Polish Home in Seattle will be on October, 25th. 2003 at 6:00PM the Polish Home Association, 1714 18th Ave.

Events: Dinner, performance, dance.

Honorary guests are the representative of City of Seattle and the Consul General of Poland.

Please let your friends know about the 85th Anniversary Celebrations and join us in the planned events. No doubt you will enjoy meeting old friends and getting together with new acquaintances.

Ticket: $50.00 per person.

For reservation and pre-pay call Mr. Marian Strutynski (425)-746-3037

 

Mushroom Gathering Posse at Stampede Pass, Oct 25, from 10:30 am

It rains, it's warm and it can mean only one thing: the time has come to cultivate an ancient Polish tradition, described by Mickiewicz in Pan Tadeusz, of picking mushrooms! The Society for Polish Culture in Seattle invites all members and mushroom lovers to join in the annual Grzybobranie - a mushroom gathering party around Stampede Pass.

Where: meeting at 10:30-11 am by the Crystal Springs campground, Stampede Pass (I-90 East, exit 62)

More: RSVP to Jerzy Janeczek at (425) 643-4376

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Jan Kanty Pawluskiewicz at PHA, Oct 24, 8 pm

Mr. Pawluskiewicz is a composer and a musician, very well known for his songs. He was one of the founders of the Anawa group, and on Grechuta’s Golden Hits disc, he authored most of the hits (6 of 11). For a long time he was affiliated with the famous cabaret in Cracow, Under Rams (Piwnica pod Baranami). He also wrote music for movies, including Agnieszka Holland’s Fever and A Lonely Woman, and for theater plays. Mr. Pawluskiewicz’s family visit to Seattle is a rare opportunity to meet this great artist.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle; conference room, admission free

More: about JKP in Polish: http://www.eps.gda.pl/dworek/pawluskiewicz1.php

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27 września o godz. 12:00 w Domu Polskim odbo się spotkanie pożegnalne z

Konsulem Generalnym Rzeczpospolitej Polskiej Panem Krzysztofem Kasprzykiem. Pan Konsul na tym spotkaniu wręczył odznaczenia państwowe nadawane przez Prezydenta RP osobom zamieszkałym poza granicami kraju.

Krzyż Oficerski Orderu Zasługi RP otrzymali:

p. Barbara Strutyński i p. Marian Strutyński.

Krzyż Kawalerski Orderu Zasługi RP otrzymali:

p. Piotr Pawluśkiewicz, p. Ziomek Pawluśkiewicz, p.Roman Rogalski.

 

Wydział Literatury i Języków Słowiańskich UW zaprasza Państwa na kontynuację naszej serii wykładów „50 Years of Polish at the UW: Celebrating Polish-American Heritage”. Nasze pierwsze wydarzenie w tym roku nie jest jednak wykładem, a pokazem unikalnych polskich filmów. Ten spektakl zatytuowany: "Polish Avant-Garde Film before 1945" zawiera osiem krótkich filmów nakręconych pomiędzy 1930 i 1945 rokiem. Wiele z nich nigdy przedtem nie było pokazywane w USA, a są nam udostępnione przez Instytut Kultury Polskiej w Nowym Jorku (www.PolishCulture-NYC.org), a wypożyczone z Filmoteki Narodowej w Warszawie. Kuratorem przeglądu jest Prof. Marcin Giżycki, wykładowca Rhode Island School of Design i Szkoły Sztuk Pięknych i Nowych Mediów w Warszawie.

Prezentowane filmy reprezentują różne trendy w sztuce (n.p. impresjonizm, surrealism) i techniki filmowe (film dokumentalny, animacja). Tematycznie są także różnorodne: usłyszymy muzykę Karola Szymanowskiego, poezje Anatola Sterna i Juliana Tuwima, zobaczymy wiele niezapomnianych obrazów i ujęć, jak również wejdziemy w nastrój tych czasów zapoznając się z antywojenną i antyhitlerowską propagandą filmową.

Filmy, które zobaczymy to:

Pharmacy, rekonstrukcja (Bruce Checefsky, 2001) Apteki Stefana i Franciszki Themerson (1930).

Europa 2, rekonstrukcja (Piotr Zarębski) Europy Stefana and Franciszki Themerson (1932)

Obliczenia Rytmiczne, rekonstrukcja (Ignacy Szczepański, 1985)  filmu o tym samym tytule nakręconego w 1934 roku przez Jalu Kurka.

Dziś mamy bal, reż. Jerzy Zarzycki and Tadeusz Kowalski (1934)

Buty, reż. Jerzy Gabryelski (1934)

Przygoda człowieka poczciwego, reż. Stefan and Franciszka Themerson (1937)

Calling Mr. Smith, reż. Stefan and Franciszka Themerson (1943)

The Eye and the Ear, reż. Stefan and Franciszka Themerson  (1945)

Na pokaz polskiej awangardy filmowej serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich w sobotę 18-tego października do Sali 112 Husky Union Building (HUB Auditorium). Po pokazie  zapraszamy na przyjęcie.

Sygnalizujemy także, że 5-tego grudnia odwiedzi nas Agnieszka Holland, a 12-tego marca ambasador RP w USA Przemysław Grudziński.

Prosimy o częste sprawdzanie naszej internetowej strony w celu uzyskania bieżących informacji o nadchodzących wydarzeniach.  Link ponizej:

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce the continuation of last year’s "50 Years of Polish at the UW: Celebrating Polish-American Heritage" lecture series. In October, we’ll break from the lecture format in order to offer a Polish avant-garde film screening.  We’ll show eight of the best Polish films made between 1930 and 1945.  These films, many of which have never before been presented to an American audience, , are on loan from the Polish National Film Archive in Warsaw and are shown in Seattle as a part of a national tour organized by The Polish Cultural Institute (www.PolishCulture-NYC.org). The series has been curated by Prof. Marcin Giżycki of Rhode Island School of Design, who is also Vice-President of the School of Visual Arts and New Media in Warsaw.

This night of film promises to satisfy all tastes.  We’ll be treated to impressionism, surrealism, animation and documentary footage.  If your bent runs toward the arts, you’ll be delighted with the shorts incorporating the music of Karol Szymanowski and the poetry of Anatol Stern and Julian Tuwim. Also, given the time period represented, we’ll have a healthy dose of anti-Nazi propaganda.  Sadly, some Avant-garde films did not survive the war.  Enough materials remain, though, for them to have been lovingly reconstructed by modern artists.  

Following is a list of films to be screened:

Pharmacy re-make (Bruce Checefsky, 2001) of Apteka by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson (1930).

Europa 2, by Piotr Zarębski, inspired by  Europa, by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson (1932)

Rhythmical Calculation re-make (Ignacy Szczepanski, 1985) of the 1934 film of the same title by Jalu Kurek.

There is a Ball Tonight by Jerzy Zarzycki and Tadeusz Kowalski (1934)

Boots by Jerzy Gabryelski (1934)

The Adventures of a Good Citizen by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson (1937)

Calling Mr. Smith by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson (1943)

The Eye and the Ear by Stefan and Franciszka Themerson (1945)

This exciting evening of film takes place on Saturday, October 18th at 8 p.m.  in the HUB Auditorium (Room 112) .  A reception will follow the screening. 

Please contact the Slavic Department for details at (206) 543-6848 or go to our website at: (see below)

http://depts.washington.edu/slavweb/events/PolLecture.htm.

 

FILM IN POLISH AVANT-GARDE CIRCLES BETWEEN THE WARS...

 

Fred był częstym gościem Domu Polskiego w piątkowe wieczory gdzie wywarł niezapominane wrażenie na wielu z nas.  Ze smutkiem zamieszczamy notatkę, która ukazała się w gazecie "Taiwan News" dwa tygodnie temu.  Myślami jesteśmy z Fredem i jego Matką.

Taiwan News

NPA steps up search for missing U.S. citizen

2003-08-08 / Central News Agency /


The National Police Administration said yesterday that it has stepped up efforts in the search for a U.S. citizen who went missing in Taiwan in late May.

NPA officials said that Fryderyk Mieszko Frontier arrived in Taiwan May 20 to take up an English teaching job at a branch of the Hess Educational Organization in Chungho, Taipei County, but that he did not show up for a Hess pre-job training program May 25 as originally scheduled.

According to NPA probes, Frontier stayed at Taipei Hostel after his arrival in Taiwan. He had told a hostel information desk staffer that he was going to take a leisure trip to eastern Taiwan before reporting to Hess for work. Frontier left his luggage at the Hess Chungho branch before departing for the eastern county of Hualien.

NPA officials said Frontier stayed at a Catholic hostel in Tienhsiang in Taroko National Park from May 21 through May 24. He checked out of the hostel May 25 and has not been heard from since.

The NPA said it has directed the Hualien County Police Bureau and the Taroko National Park police squad to step up the search for Frontier. Moreover, it urged local citizens to come forward with any information they might have regarding the whereabouts of Frontier.

"Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Frontier is welcome to contact the NPA's foreign affairs office at (02) 2393-0989 or (02) 2394-0238, or the Hualien County Police Bureau at (03) 738-2000," an NPA official said.

He said Frontier stands 186 centimeters tall, weighs 96 kilograms, and has curly brown hair.


More about Fred's whereabouts

Polish Concert at University of Portland, Oct 5, 3 pm

The Polish Festival will continue also on Sunday, 5 October, as The University of Portland presents the annual Polish Music Concert.  This year's program will be presented by University professor of piano Linda Barker and her students Charles Ashou,  Lauren Hickok, Kessa Kagi, and Julie Page.  They will play music of Polish keyboard masters, including Chopin, Moszkowski, Muczynski, and Szymanowski.

Where:  the Buckley Center Auditorium on the University of Portland campus, Portland; admission free.

More: www.portlandpolonia.org, Marek Stepien, marek@gte.net

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On October 4, 2003, at 7:00 PM at the Parish Hall of St. Margaret’s Church in Seattle, will be presented an evening dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Pontificate of John Paul II.

The program will include Introduction and Artistic Presentation, which will include

music and poetry of John Paul II.  

In participating in the Jubilee celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Pontificate of John Paul II, which takes place on many continents and is celebrated by the entire Christian world, we together with all of Seattle’s Polish community wish to join in this act of giving thanks to God for the gift of this Shepherd who in spite of storms and opposition, leads the Church with his steady fatherly hand.

 

Anna Skibska at William Traver Gallery, Oct 2, 5-8 pm

Ms. Skibska is a very talented artist working in glass. Her intricately woven glass sculptures and art objects were displayed at several exhibitions, including one at the Seattle Art Museum last year. Anna Skibska graduated from Academy of Art in Wroclaw, Poland, in 1984 and developed her unique style of glass design. The exhibition is organized by the Gallery and the Artist and runs till Oct 31, 2003.

Where: at the William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St., Seattle, admission free.

More: about the Artist and the Gallery http://www.travergallery.com/artists/as_main.html

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WRHU is Long Island’s oldest noncommercial radio station operated by students and community volunteers in Hofstra University's School of Communication.  I am writing you today to inform you of our annual Polka Marathon which will take place on Sunday, September 28th from 11AM to 3PM.  The marathon features "Polka and Oberek Time" which airs every Sunday from 11AM to 2PM and is one our most popular shows!  The marathon is a yearly event that raises money for the show and plays an essential part in keeping the show running. Basia Syzd, the host of Polka and Oberek time, has served the Polish-American community on Long Island with polka music for over 15 years. Now that WRHU has a webcast, Basia’s music can reach your readers as well, at WRHU.org.

 

       Please inform readers that they can listen online at www.WRHU.org and clicking the side menu button labeled "Listen."  You can find out more about WRHU’s 30 other formats  and Polka and Oberek time at WRHU.org.

 

            If you would like, we could arrange a phone interview with Basia.  The Polish Home Association and Polka and Oberek Time share the same goal: Serving the Polish-American Community.

 

            Thank you for your time and consideration, and please enjoy "Polka and Oberek Time" on www.WRHU.org !!

 

Sep 28, 2 pm

F. Huang in Chopin Foundation Concert at Benaroya,

Frank Huang is a rapidly rising star among Northwest pianists noted especially for the strength and flair of his performances. Currently at Julliard, he returns to his native Seattle to launch his professional career with this exciting concert. Included in his program are works by Beethoven, Chopin, Stravinsky, Scriabin, Mussorgsky, and others. The concert is organized by the Chopin Foundation NW; proceeds will benefit the young piano artists of the Northwest.

Where: Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall (llsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall), 200 University St, Seattle. Tickets $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students, at the door, at Benaroya, at Ticketmaster or at Chopin Foundation (206) 381-1415

More: www.ChopinNW.org, Steven Lagerberg (206) 381-1415

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Sep 27-28

Polish Festival in Portland, Sep 27-28

The 10th Polish Festival in Portland is the main festival staged by the Polish community in the state down under and, they claim, it is the biggest Polish event in the US West of Mississippi. Two days of non-stop folk performances, homemade Polish food as well as booths with various merchandize should again lure over 10,000 guests.

Where: St. Stanislaus Church & The Polish Hall & Library, 3900 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR.

More: www.PortlandPolonia.org

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Sep 25-27

Piotr Anderszewski plays at Benaroya, Sep 25-27

Mr. Anderszewski, 31, is one of the most interesting pianists of his generation capturing the attention of audiences and critics with his distinctive interpretations and commanding technique. He is a winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Best Instrumentalist award (UK) and of the prestigious 2002 Gilmore Artist Award (US). Mr. Anderszewski will play Hovhaness: Symphony No. 2, Mysterious Mountain, Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3, Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Where: Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, Seattle, tickets (206) 215-4747, www.seattlesymphony.org

When: Sep 25 at 7:30 pm, Sep 26 at 1 pm, Sep 27 at 8 pm

More: artist http://www.cramermarderartists.com/anderszewski.htm, concert http://www.seattlesymphony.org/season/single/performance.asp?performanceid=120&PerformanceDateID=296,
 

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Sobota 27-go września,  12:00 w południe

Zarząd Domu Polskiego w Seattle zaprasza wszystkich członków i sympatyków na spotkanie z Konsulem Generalnym RP pp Krzysztofem Kasprzykiem i jego małżonką.

Pan konsul kończy swoja kadencję w USA i wraca do Polski.  Pan konsul odwiedził Dom Polski już w pierwszym tygodniu swojego urzędowania a także brał udział w obchodach Święta Niepodległości.  Teraz, na zakończenie swojej pracy na placówce dyplomatycznej, chce spotkać sie z Polonią w Seattle.

Po spotkaniu nasza restauracja zaprasza na lunch.

Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich do wzięcia udziału w tym spotkaniu.

Prezes Domu Polskiego

Elżbieta Filipczuk

 

Sep 20, 7 pm - midnight

Autumn Disco Night at Polish Home, Sep 20, 7 pm - midnight This will be an “autumn” disco night with popular Polish disco music.

Tickets: regular $13, members $10

More: Anna Bieniek, (425) 280-4858, www.PolishHome.org


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Szkoła Polska Informuje

Zapisy do Szkoly Polskiej odbędą się w dniu 8-mego września 2003 o godzinie 18-tej.

Rozpoczęcie zajęć w poniedziałek 15-go września o godzinie 18-tej.

Bliższych informacji udziela Gerard Adler 425-653-3692 lub Włodzimierz Bachowski 206-389-7858

 

The Autumn Dance has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sep 20th, 7 pm - 12 am.

Please note another change:  the dance is from 7 pm till 12 am !!!

The "Polonus" band will not be playing; instead we will be dancing to lively music from CDs.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this late rescheduling and notification.

Autumn Dance Night at Polish Home, Sep 13, 2003, 9 pm – 2 am

Strictly speaking it would still be summer, but the evening should be fun under any name: the Polonus band is coming from Portland, and the bar and the buffet will be open.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle, tickets regular $16, members $13

More: Anna Bieniek, (425) 280-4858, www.PolishHome.org

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DLACZEGO "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE"

POMINĄŁ POLSKICH HIMALAISTÓW

W HISTORII WEJŚĆ NA MT. EVEREST? 

Oświadczenie Jerzego Majcherczyka, członka The Explorers Club, prezesa Polonijnego Klubu Podróżnika. 

Wydanie majowe 2003 "National Geographic Magazine" praktycznie w całości poświęcone jest 50 rocznicy pierwszego wejścia na Mt. Everest, które miało miejsce 29 maja 1953 roku. Na okładce znajduje się zdjęcie Sir. Edmunda Hillarego a wewnątrz jest kilka artykułów o Mt. Evereście. Jeden z nich, zatytuowany: "The History", autorstwa Michaela Klesiusa, przedstawia na 14 stronach całą 150-letnią historię podboju Mt. Everestu, od 1852 roku do dnia dzisiejszego. Historia ta jest podzielona na 17 znamiennych dat, przy każdej znajduje się krótki opis wydarzenia, związanego z konkretną datą. Najwięcej miejsca zajmuje oczywiście opis eksploracji z roku 1953, co jest zupełnie zrozumiałe, gdyż jej efektem stało się dziewicze wejście na wierzchołek. Pod rokiem 1963 umieszczono informację o pierwszym amerykańskim wejściu na Mt.Everest, a pod 1975 o pierwszej kobiecie, która wspięła się na najwyższy szczyt ziemi. ... (wiecej)

 

Musiałowicz & Przybylski at Friedrich Gallery, Aug 22, 6-9 pm

The Friedrich Gallery opens a new exhibition with works by Polish painters Henryk Musiałowicz and Janusz Przybylski.  Mr. Musiałowicz, 90, paints contemplative figures using his own special technique. Mr. Przybylski, 66, creates paintings and graphics with frequent allusions to very well known artists and works of art. The exhibition is organized by the Society for Arts in Seattle and the Gallery. It will run till Sep 29, 2003.

Where: 14 Boston St, on Queen Ann in Seattle, admission free, call for appointment for other dates & times

More: Michal Friedrich (206) 619-2063, about the artists, http://www.galeria.pl/henryk-musialowicz.html, http://www.artscope.net/VAREVIEWS/Przybylski0401.shtml

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PHA Picnic at Woodland Park, Aug 10, 11:30 am - 10 pm

This is a yearly picnic for the members and friends of the Polish Home Association and their families. Come and share good food and fun. There will be grills and tables available as well as free drinks, hamburgers and hot dogs for kids and teenager. You can also play a friendly volleyball game. Everybody's invited!

Where: the Woodland Park, 1000 N. 50th St,  Seattle, shelter #7 (park is on SW side of the Green Lake).

More: www.PolishHome.org, Marian Olech (206) 526-0541

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Polish Home opens on Aug 1, 7 pm

Polish Home opens under a new management on August 1, 2003, after the summer break in July. It will be open on the regular Friday schedule from now on. The library will open in September.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle, admission free

More: www.PolishHome.org

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June/July

Kalkowski sculptures at Friedrich Gallery

Kazimierz Kalkowski is a sculptor and a painter based in Gdynia, Poland. He is well known for his rich figurative porcelain sculptures and he is also a skilled portraitist. An exhibition of his sculptures will run at the Friedrich Gallery in June and beginning of July. The artist is coming to Seattle for the opening night. The exhibition is organized by the Society for Arts in Seattle and the Gallery and supported by the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association.

Where: 14 Boston St, on Queen Ann in Seattle, admission free, call for appointment

More: About the artist http://www.kalkowski.xcom.pl/artysta.htm, Michal Friedrich (206) 619-2063
 

Sobota, 12-go lipca

Dyskoteka. Gra Maciek.

Seattle-Gdynia SC Assn. picnic at Lincoln Park, June 29

The annual picnic of members and friends of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association will take place at the Lincoln Park. More details to come.

Where: Lincoln Park, Seattle, shelter #1

Prof. Jaroszynski's lecture at St. Margaret's, June 28, 7 pm

Prof. Piotr Jaroszynski, of the Philosophy Department of the Catholic University in Lublin (KUL), Poland, will give a lecture on modern threats to Christianity. Mr. Jaroszynski is the author of numerous books and articles on subjects that include metaphysics, ethics, and culture. Prof. Jaroszynski is also an active publicist and is affiliated politically with Radio Maryja.

Where: St. Margaret's Catholic Church, 3221 14th Avenue West, Seattle, WA 98119.

More:  Tel. 206 282-1804.

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Sunday, June 22, 2 pm

S. Baus plays Chopin at Benaroya

Stephen Baus is a young pianist of a phenomenal talent. His flawless technique and a masterful touch have catapulted this Northwest pianist into the national spotlight. He has just won the First Place in the prestigious Music Teachers' National Association 2003 Competition and has received many other awards, among them the second place at the 2000 Kosciuszko Foundation competition. His concert at Benaroya has been organized and sponsored by the Chopin Foundation NW and Sherman Clay.

Where: Seattle Symphony's Nordstrom Recital Hall at the Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. Seattle; tickets $20 regular, $15 seniors, $10 students, available at the door, at Sherman Clay stores, Benaroya and Ticketmaster outlets, or at Chopin Foundation

More: info@ChopinNW.org, www.ChopinNW.org or call 206-381-1416

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Jolanta Kotlarczyk Photo Exhibition at the PCNW, June 2-29

Open Night with the Artist, June 6, 6-8 pm

Ms. Jolanta Kotlarczyk is a photographer based in Mr. Vernon, WA and is graduating from the Photographic Center Northwest. She also received MA in Film Studies from Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland and contributes to Polish magazines such as Kino (Cinema). Her work was selected for the Northwest Women Photographers Show at Frye Art Museum and also displayed at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Her thesis show "Portrait", can be best described as a self portrait; however, in most photographs, she uses images of her daughter as a visual representation of herself.

Where: Photographic Center Northwest Gallery, 900 Twelfth Avenue, Seattle.

More: www.jolantakotlarczyk.com, www.pcnw.org/gallery/schedule.html
 

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Katherine Griffin plays at PHA, June 14, 7 pm

Ms. Griffin comes from San Francisco to play at the piano concert to benefit the City Orphanage in Gdynia as well as Polish Home. The program will feature original compositions, Chopin and popular pieces. Dinner will be available prior to the concert provided by the Ladies Auxiliary. Organized by the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn.

Where : the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle. Tickets $15 advanced, $18 at the door, school age children free when with a ticket-paying adult.

More: Paul Griffin 206-937-6288

 

Sobota, 7-go czerwca, 20:00

 

"Hawajska zabawa", gra zespół Polonus.

Jedyna zabawa w lecie, nastepna dopiero jesienią!!!

Cena wstępu wraz z obiadem i deserem $25.00 dla członków, dla sympatyków $30.00.

 

Po rezerwacje  prosimy dzwonić pod numer 425-290-3628

 

Saturday, June 7, 8 pm

The Hawaii dancing party

This is the last dancing evening of the season at the PHA. The next one will be in the fall, so come in a Hawaiian garb and have fun when dancing to live music by the Polonus band from Portland (the Hawaiian attire is not obligatory). Full dinner with a dessert will be served.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave, Seattle; tickets $25 members, $30 guests; ticket includes dinner & dessert.  Reservations at 425-290-3628

 

Voting for the European Union only in Los Angeles & San Francisco, June 6 & 7

The Consul General in Los Angeles decided against having a voting precinct in Seattle for the coming referendum on joining the European Union. The referendum is held in USA on June 6 & 7 (Fri & Sat). On the West coast, Polish citizens can vote at the Consulate General in Los Angeles or at the Polish Home in San Francisco. The Polish election law does not allow for voting by mail.

Where: the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, 12400 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, Los Angeles, CA 90025; The Polish Home in SF, 3040 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94110-3227.

More: you need to register for voting by phone (310) 442-8500 x.109, fax (310-442-8515), or email referendum@consulplla.org

 
Sunday, June 1, 9:30 pm

Agnieszka Holland at SiFF

Director Agnieszka Holland is coming to Seattle to attend a screening of her movie, Julie Walking Home, at the SIFF on June 1. No more details were available about her visit at the time of writing. The last time we had the pleasure of having Ms. Holland in Seattle was when she came for a screening of the movie The Third Miracle at the Polish Film Festival in 1999. Ms. Holland's movies received multiple awards and two of them, Angry Harvest and Europa, Europa were nominated to Oscars.

Where: AMC Pacific Place 11 Theatres, 600 Pine St, Seattle, (206) 652-2404

More: about the movie: http://www.seattlefilm.com/siff/films/film_detail.asp?filmid=178, about Ms. Holland http://www.perfectnet.com/holland/

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Sunday, June 1, 6:30 pm

Polish Cabaret from Vancouver at the PHA

The Polish cabaret troupe "Kropka nad i" from Vancouver, B.C, will have a two hour show at the Polish Home in Seattle. The restaurant will be open to serve dinner and the bar will be serving drinks.

Where: the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave in Seattle, tickets: advanced $10, at the door $12, non-members $14, children and youths free, in Polish only

More: Marian Olech, (206) 526-0541, Barbara Strutynska (425) 746-3037
 

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Polish Movies at SIFF  June 1, 4, 5


Seattle International Film Festival as usual brings Polish movies to town. This year movies include:

1) "Edi" by Piotr Trzaskowski, 5/26 1:45 pm & 5/27 9:30 pm, Pacific Place Cinemas

2) "Julie Walking Home" by Agnieszka Holland, 6/1 9:30 pm & 6/4 4:45 pm, Pacific Place Cinemas

3) a short "Antychrist" by Adam Guzinski, in Passport Stamp series, 6/5 9:30 pm, Broadway Performance Hall

4) also Zbigniew Zamachowski plays a leading role in Germany's "Emerging Lights" by Hans-Christian Schmidt, 6/7 6:30 pm & 6/8 11:30 am, at Pacific Place Cinemas

More: SIFF http://www.seattlefilm.com/siff/

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Planowany na 30 maja wykład Ambasadora RP pana Przemysława Grudzińskiego na UW NIE ODBĘDZIE SIĘ.  Pan ambasador będzie towarzyszyć prezydentowi Bushowi podczas jego wizyty w Polsce.  Wykład jest przełożony na jesień 2003.

 

Saturday, May 24, 11 am

Cushman reads and signs books at University Bookstore

Karen Cushman, the author with Polish roots, will be signing her book 'Rodzina', a story about a young Polish girl in 1880s. The girl was put up on an orphan train heading for the American West to be adopted. Cushman is a writer based on Vashon Island and a winner of a Newbery Honor award for 'Catherine, Called Birdy', and a Newbery Medal for 'The Midwife's Apprentice'

Where: University Bookstore at the U-District, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle

 

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Safely Home 

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;

Oh, so happy and so bright!

There is perfect joy and beauty;

In this everlasting light.

 

All the pain and grief is over,

Every restless tossing passed;

I am now at peace forever;

Safely home in Heaven at last.

 

A FAREWELL

FOR AGNIESZKA MARCZAK

Agnieszka Marczak, beloved daughter of Szczepan and Teresa Marczak, passed away on May 18th, 2003 in Seattle at the age of 19 years. She is survived by her parents and sister Dominika.  Agnieszka's death followed a two-year battle with melanoma cancer. She was born in Poland September 4, 1983 and was a 1st year student of the University of Washington, Seattle.  

We all love and miss you so much because you were so special and cheerful. At the same time, we suffered with you these last two years as you continued struggle against the illness that finally claimed your short life.  Your smiling face and desire to live life to the fullest every single day lives on in our hearts. Though we are not happy that God had other plans for you, we are grateful for the 19 years we were blessed to have you with us. 

In your struggle against the cancer you were not alone:  you received a lot of love, prayers, solidarity and support not only from your family but also from a large number of your Polish and American  friends and people from so many walks of life including Polish Church and whole Polish community.

Our prayers go for Agnieszka as she is now spending a joyful eternity in the presence of her Savior, Jesus Christ.

                      Love forever,   

 Mom, Dad, Dominika, family and friends

 

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 22   at 1:00 PM in  St. Margaret's Church, 3221 - 14th Ave. W., Seattle, WA 98119.

Reception at the Church Hall will follow after the burial.

 

Prof. Ekiert talks on post-communist transformations at UW, May 20, 3:30 pm

Dr. Grzegorz Ekiert is Professor of Government and Chair of the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University. His teaching and research interests focus on comparative politics, regime change and democratization, civil society and social movements, and East European politics and societies. His lecture at UW, "The Old and New Eastern Europe: Diverging Paths of Postcommunist Transformations" will compare developments in new democracies of the Central and Eastern Europe after 1990.

Where: Room 317, Thomson Hall, University of Washington campus, admission free

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Cyril and Methodius Day, May 17,

Cyril and Methodius were early Slavic saints. The event celebrates Slavic culture. Balcan Cabaret and Pacifica Children's Choir will perform. Food by the Ladies Auxiliary from the Polish Home, beer, wine and slivovitz will also be available. Organized by the Slavic Dept. of the University of Washington.

Where: At the Russian Center, 704 19th Ave E., Seattle, addmission

More: S. Westen, Slavic Department, UW, slavicll@u.washington.edu, (206) 543-6848

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Lunch with Rafal Olbinski, May 17, 1 pm

This lunch will be held at Mr. & Mrs. Pawluskiewicz residence in Seattle to honor Mr. Olbinski. The lunch is a fundraiser for the exhibition and its main sponsor, the Polish Home Foundation. To obtain an invitation, please support the exhibition through a donation to the cultural fund of the PHF as described on the website. An additional attraction during the lunch will be drawing of free prizes, a book, a calendar and a poster signed by Mr. Olbinski.

Where: at Piotr & Wanda Pawluskiewicz's in Seattle, by invitation; $75+ single or $100+ for two people

More: www.PolishHomeFoundation.org , Wanda at WCIESLAR@lkwash.wednet.edu

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Olbinski's lecture on art at UW, May 16, 7 pm

Open Night at Olbinski Exhibition, May 16, 6 pm

Mr. Olbinski comes to Seattle as an invited speaker in the lecture series commemorating 50 years of teaching Polish at the University of Washington. His illustrated lecture, "Towards the Total Art" will discuss a modern phenomenon of blurring the line between fine arts and applied or commercial art. Mr. Olbinski, an artist active as a painter, graphic designer, scene art designer and animated movie creator, will focus on artistic challenges of a 21st century artist.

Where: Lecture at the Ames Walker room, Kane Hall (next to the library) at 7 pm, admission free; his exhibition at the Suzzallo library is next door and will stay open longer, from 6-7 pm, admission free.

Note: the library and the exhibition will be closed and unavailable after the lecture.

More: Contact Ryszard Kott (425) 885-6695, http://www.PolishHomeFoundation.org/events/Olbinski.htm

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Mother's Day dancing in Tacoma, May 10, 8 pm

A dance evening at the Polish Hall featuring the Polonus band from Portland, good food and desserts and a contest for the best mother-daughter team with good prizes! Organized by the Polish National Alliance Lodge in Tacoma, sponsored by the PNA and  Miro's Catering.

Where: the Polish Hall, 1650 E. 30th St., Tacoma; tickets $18, 2 drinks included in the ticket price

More: reservations (253) 839-4529, (206) 708-2270, pavaroti1@excite.com

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Niedziela, 4-go maja 14:30

Uroczysta akademia z okazji Święta Konstytucji 3-go maja 1791 roku.  Program przygotowała Szkoła Polska i harcerze pod kierownictwem Ani Bieniek

 
 Na obiad zaprasza Koło P.
  
 

Olbinski Poster Exhibition opens at Suzzallo, May 3, 3 pm

Mr. Rafal Olbinski is a well known surrealist painter and graphic designer coming to Seattle as an invited speaker on May 16 (see a note below). His exhibition, "Space of Poetic Illusions", featuring about 40 posters, will run from May 3-30 at the Suzzallo library of the UW; a smaller companion exhibition will be shown at the Polish Home. The exhibition is organized by the Polish Home Foundation and by the Slavic Dept. of the University of Washington.

Where: hall 102 at the Suzzallo library at the UW campus, Seattle; admission free, open during library hours

At the first floor scene of the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle; admission free, open on Fridays and during events

More: Contact Ryszard Kott (425) 885-6695, http://www.PolishHomeFoundation.org/events/Olbinski.htm

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Dyskoteka planowana na sobotę 3-go maja nie odbędzie się; serdecznie przepraszamy.  Następna dyskoteka w Domu Polskim jest planowana na sobotę 12-go lipca

 

Friedrich Gallery opens with Palucha, May 2, 6-9 pm

Dr. Michal Friedrich, a person very well known to the local Polish-American community and beyond for his many initiatives related to Polish arts and culture, created a new gallery in Seattle devoted to Polish and European art. The opening evening features paintings by Poland's ironist Jacek Palucha. Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served. The exhibition organized by the Gallery and the Society for Arts will last till June 2. If you cannot make the opening, please contact Michal for an appointment to see the exhibition.

Where: 14 Boston St, on Queen Ann in Seattle, admission free

More: Michal Friedrich (206) 619-1513

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POSADY W DOMU POLSKIM

Kontrakty Gospodarza Domu Polskiego, Barmana i Kucharza wygasają pod koniec czerwca 2003 roku.  Zarząd Domu Polskiego ogłasza konkurs na wyżej wymienione posady, na kolejny rok.  Zainteresowanych prosimy o zgłaszanie się do Wice Prezesa do spraw administracyjnych, Toniego Króla, 206-783-2898,  lub do Prezesa Domu Polskiego 425-338-3408 do dnia 30 kwietnia, 2003

POLISH HALL OPEN POSITIONS

The contracts of the Polish Hall Custodian, Barman and Cook end at the end of June 2003.  The management of the Polish Hall is beginning an application process for these positions, for the year ending in June 2004. If you are interested, please cal the Vice President of Administration, Toni Krol, tel: 206-783-2898 or the President of the PHA at 425-338-3408, no later than April 30th, 2003.

Wednesday, April 30th, at 7:30 pm

Tom Podl's "Colors of Identity", slide show and lecture

Tom Podl is a collector of Polish art, whose collection, ‘The Colors of Identity’ is currently on the grand tour of the best Polish Museums including National Museum in Cracow and Zacheta Museum in Warsaw. His lecture on the collection will be illustrated with slides.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle, admission free

More: www.podlcollection.org


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Tuesday, Apr 29, 7:30 pm

Krystian  Zimerman's piano recital at Benaroya Hall

Krystian Zimerman is the best Polish pianist. He won the famous International Chopin Competition in Warsaw when he was only 19 (in 1975) and gives relatively few recitals every year. He comes for a concert at the Benaroya Hall, Seattle on April 29, 2003 and to Vancouver, BC on April 30, 2003. The concert in Vancouver is organized by the Vancouver Chopin Society in cooperation with the Vancouver Recital Society. The tickets for the Benaroya Hall recital are still available.

Where: Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle, tickets $20-$70 available, see the second link

More: about Seattle Symphony, concerts and tickets http://www.seattlesymphony.org/, about Mr. Zimerman  http://www.polishfestivalorch.com/eng-win/zimerman.htm, http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org/pghsymph.nsf/bios/krystian+zimerman, about VCS, VCS events and tickets: http://www.ChopinSociety.org


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Sunday, Apr 27, 4 pm

*** Screening of "Edi" has been cancelled ***

 

EDI was cancelled by the producer himself (the director of the film submitted it to SIFF, and contractual agreements prevent us from showing it). EDI is going to screen later this year at the Seattle Film Festival. Instead we're replacing it with SUPERPRODUKCJA (new Juliusz Machulski's film).
 

Time and place stays the same: Sunday, April 27th at 4:00 PM at Museum of History and Industry. Ticket price will be $7 for general audiences.  Superprodukcja is rated 15+ (vulgar language, some nudity).  We are extremely sorry for your inconvenience.

 

"Edi" at Museum of History and Industry

"Edi" dir. by Piotr Trzaskalski is one of the best Polish movies of 2002 season. The story of the misfit Edi, who shares his heart despite personal trauma, has been very popular in Poland. It won several awards at the Polish FF in Gdynia and 3 awards, including the FIPRESCI at the Berlin IFF. It was also the Polish entry for the best foreign film at 2003 Oscars. Presented by the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Assn and MGE Inc. Big screen and free parking at MOHAI!

Where: at the Museum of History and Industry, 2700 24th Ave E, Seattle, tickets $12 regular, $9 seniors, children under 12 at the door, or at Ticket Window locations and website, info at www.ticketwindowonline.com

More: http://www.geocities.com/mge_seattle/edi.html


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Sunday, Apr 27, 11 am

Snow White at St. Margaret

The PHA children theater group Mlodzi Polanie will perform the classic tale at the Polish Parish in Seattle. This is a benefit performance with all profits going to Polish children of Bukovina region in Romania. Polish Embassy in Washington, DC, issued an appeal to Polish-American communities to support the children who live in dire conditions. The PHA group invites everybody to chip in generously to this noble cause.

There also will be a car wash organized for the same benefit.

Where: St. Margaret 3221 14th Ave W, Seattle, tickets at the door

More: for the group Ms. Barbara Strutynski, tel. (425) 746-8266

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Sobota, 26-go kwietnia 20:00

Zabawa Wiosenna.  Wstęp $13.00 dla członków, $16.00 dla gości,  Gra zespół Polonus

 

Saturday, 26th of April 8:00 pm

Spring Dance.  Entrance $13:00 for the PHA members, $16.00 for the guests.  Music by Polonus.

Friday, Apr 25th, noon - 3 pm

Seminar on Chiu and modernism at UW

K. Poznanski, R. Tubbs, V. Wang and R. West will speak at the seminar exploring the early stages of modernist oil painting in China and the contribution made by Teng Chiu (1903-1972). Prof. Poznanski's collection of Chiu's paintings is on display at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle. Western influence on Chiu's art will be analyzed as well as elements from Chinese ink-brush art. His work is placed in the context of the modernist movement during 1920-50. Organized by Simpson Center for Humanities of the UW.

Where: Communications Bldg, Ste 202, at the University of Washington campus, Seattle, admission free

More: http://www.fryeart.org/new/sun/sun.html, for the collector kazpoz@u.washington.edu

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Sobota 19 kwietnia

Święcone

Seattle: Kościół Św. Małgorzaty o 11, 11:30, 12, 12:30, 13:00 i 13:30, 14th Ave W, Seattle, (206) 282-1804

Bellevue: Kościół Św. Luizy o 14:00, 141 - 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, (425) 747-4450, www.stlouise.org/thisweek.htm

Saturday, 19th of April

Blessing of Easter Food Baskets (Swiecone)

This is the schedule for blessing of the traditional Easter food baskets on Holy Saturday, April 19:

Seattle: St. Margaret, at 11, 11:30, 12, 12:30, 1 and 1:30 pm, 14th Ave W, Seattle, (206) 282-1804

Bellevue: St. Louise, at 2 pm, 141 - 156th Ave SE, Bellevue, (425) 747-4450, www.stlouise.org/thisweek.htm
 

Sunday, 13th of April noon - 5 pm

Easter Food Bazaar in Tacoma

This is a smaller bazaar at the Polish Hall in Tacoma - it looks like a beginning of another local tradition. Vendors will have gifts for Easter and Mother’s day and of course traditional Polish food will be in abundance: zurek, kielbasas, pates, home made pastries, Easter egg game with surprises and more.

Where: The Polish Hall, 1650 E 30th St, Tacoma, admission free

More: orders and information (253) 839-4529, or (206) 709-2270 M. Tomaszewski - Pavarotti
 

Polish Documentary Film Festival, April 5-13

This is a new movie festival in Seattle devoted exclusively to non-fiction films from Poland. The festival features over 35 documentaries including new works by Andrzej Fidyk, Pawel Lozinski and Jacek Petrycki. Organized by Michal Friedrich and the Soc. for Arts, Chicago.

Where: Seattle Art Museum, downtown Seattle, tickets $7 at the door

More: Michal Friedrich (206) 619-2063, www.PolishFilms.org


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Saturday, April 12 noon to 7:00 pm

39th Annual Spring Polish Bazaar.

Traditional Polish Dinners of pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls or cheese crepes served all day.  Select homemade pastries from the dessert bar or take home deserts and dinners for your Polish Dining pleasure.

Upstairs view selections of Polish crystal, amber or silver jewelry, pottery and crafts.  Buy our  famous Polish Cookbook and much, much more!

 

Sunday, April 6th 3 pm

Anna Kazakova at the PHA

Ms. Kazakova is a well known Russian soprano. She graduated from the Moscow conservatory in 1994 and started her career in Russia. In 2000, she received the Golden Mask award, for her role in the opera "Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk" by Shostakovich at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow. Locally, she performed at the Shostakovich festival at the Seattle Opera in Jan, 2003. At the Polish Home she will sing arias and songs by Italian composers, Russian romances as well an aria from "Halka" by Moniuszko and a romance by Chopin. She will be accompanied at the piano by Elena Begun.

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle, tickets $15

More: Leszek Chudzinski, tel. (206) 306-0269, http://www.geocities.com/kuala_bear/articles/loomis.html, also in Russian http://www.premiereforyou.com/people/annakazakova.htm

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Marian Misztowt

1950 - 2003

Długoletni członek Domu Polskiego, Rady Opiekunów oraz Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association doznał ciężkiego zawału serca i zmarł w niedzielę, 6-tego kwietnia 2003 w Virginia Mason Hospital.  Rodzina i przyjaciele zapraszają na:

RÓŻANIEC - Środa 19:00, w Bonney Watson Funeral Home, 16445 International Blvd. Seatac, tel. 206-242-1787

MSZA ŻAŁOBNA Czwartek 16:00, w St. Margaret's Church, 3221 14th Ave W, Seattle, tel. (206) 282-1804

STYPA po mszy i pogrzebie, organizowana przez przyjaciół, w Domu Polskim, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle


A longtime member and a Trustee of the Polish Home Association as well as a longtime member of the Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association - passed away on Sunday, April 6, 2003 at Virginia Mason Hospital after a massive heart attack he suffered earlier. Friends of Mr. Misztowt invite everybody to attend the following:

ROSARY at 7 pm Wednesday at Bonney Watson Funeral Home, 16445 International Blvd. Seatac, tel. 206-242-1787

FUNERAL MASS at 4 pm Thursday, at St. Margaret's Church, 3221 14th Ave W, Seattle, tel. (206) 282-1804

RECEPTION following the mass and the funeral, organized by member friends at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle

 

Easter Recollections at St. Margaret, Mar 20-22, 7 pm

His Exc. Bishop Jozef Zawitkowski, a guest from Leczyca diocese in Poland, will lead the Easter recollections this year at the Polish Church in Seattle. The theme for the series is "Let's return to the first zeal". Bp. Zawitkowski will also celebrate a mass on Mar 19 at 7 pm and on Sunday, Mar 23.

Where: St. Margaret 3221 14th Ave W, Seattle, in Polish

More: Rev. Jozef Calik, St. Margaret (206) 282-1804

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PHA Cabaret in Tacoma, Mar 15, 8 pm, in Polish

The Polish Home cabaret "To i owo"(This and that) will give a guest performance at the Polish Parish in Tacoma.

Where: SS. Peter and Paul Parish, 3422 E. Portland Ave, Tacoma, tickets at the door.

More: (253) 272-5232 for SS. P&P

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POLNA RAPSODIA

Dnia 9 marca o godzinie 3:00 po południu w Broadway Performance Hall (1625 Broadway, Seattle) odbędzie się koncert poezji śpiewanej pod tytułem Polna rapsodia. Wykonawcami będą Marzanna Bachowska - śpiew, i Tomasz Aleksander - fortepian.

Repertuar koncertu składać się będzie z piosenek do wierszy Marii Konopnickiej, Wisławy Szymborskiej, Marii Pawlikowskiej-Jasnorzewskiej, Czesława Miłosza i Leszka Chudzińskiego. Muzykę skomponował Tomasz Aleksander.

Marzanna Bachowska znana jest w naszym środowisku polonijnym ze swego wspaniałego głosu i aktorskiego talentu. Jej interpretacje popularnych piosenek polskich zyskały liczne grono wielbicieli. Tomasz Aleksander jest pianistą, kompozytorem i byłym uczestnikiem XIII Konkursu Pianistycznego im. Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie.

Koncert zapowiada się wspaniale. Polecamy już teraz wpisać to wydarzenie w kalendarz i serdecznie zapraszamy.  Wszelkie pytania w sprawie koncertu prosimy kierować pod adres rapsodia@w-link.net

 


POLNA RAPSODIA

If you enjoy the exotic sound of music beautifully sung in a foreign language and set to gorgeous piano accompaniment, then you must hear singer Marzanna Bachowska and pianist Tomasz Aleksander in "Polna Rapsodia" (Field Rhapsody), 3 PM Sunday, March 9th at the Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway in Seattle. Emerging from widely different musical backgrounds, these two artists combine forces to create a unique program that joins the inspired poetry of Poland together with the music composed by Tomasz Aleksander. Although widely known and loved in Poland as "Poezja Śpiewana" (Sung Poetry), this is an art form at once new and magical to our ears!

Ms. Bachowska is well known to the Seattle Polish community for her wonderfully expressive style of singing popular Polish songs. Mr. Aleksander is a classical pianist, composer, and participant of the XIII International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. From hushed whispers to boldly dramatic climaxes, from starkly elegant piano chords to flourishing virtuoso passages, this dynamic duo will take you on an unforgettable musical journey. Don't miss it!

Admission: $12. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information visit www.broadwayperfhall.com or write to rapsodia@w-link.net

Sobota, 8 marca, 19:00

Przed koncertem w Carnegie Hall

IRENA JAROCKA - Gwiazda Polskiej Estrady wystąpi w programie "Show  2003",

Wspomnienia, humor, przeboje dawne i z nowego CD.  Wspólne śpiewanie, wywiady, rewia kostiumów.  Akompaniuje i gra swoje utwory pianistka i kompozytorka wielkiego przeboju "Tylko mnie poproś do tańca"  WANDA "Vanddi" ŻUKOWSKA.

Występ odbędzie się w sobotę 8-go marca 2003r. o godź. 19:00 na górnej sali Domu Polskiego (1714  18th Ave, Seattle).

Wstęp: $18.00 dla członków, $20.00 dla gości. W przedsprzedaży $16.00.

Gorąca kolacja od godź. 17:30 i po występie z udziałem artystki.  Zadzwoń do znajomych - przyjdźcie razem na ten koncert - ZAPRASZAMY!!!

Informacje Marian Olech  (206) 526-0541 lub Barbara Strutyńska 425-746-3037.

 

Carnival Dance Evening in Tacoma, March 1, 9 pm

A carnival dance evening at the Polish Parish in Tacoma featuring the "Polanie" band. Polish style buffet and drinks will be available.

Where: SS. Peter and Paul Parish, 3422 E. Portland Ave, Tacoma, $6 regular, $3 for children

More: (253) 272-5232 for SS. P&P

 

Niedziela, 2 lutego, 12:00

Młodzieżowa Grupa Teatralna "MŁODZI POLANIE" zaprezentuje bajkę "KRÓLEWNA ŚNIEŻKA I SIEDMIU KRASNOLUDKÓW" w sali parafialnej kościoła św. Piotra i Pawła w Tacoma (3422  Portland Ave, Tacoma) w niedzielę 2-go lutego 2003r. o godź. 12:00. Serdecznie zapraszamy młodzież i rodziców.

Przed przedstawieniem konkurs z nagrodami.

Niedziela, 26 stycznia, 11:00

Zespół Teatralny z Vancouver przedstawi "WOŁANIE DO CZŁOWIEKA", czyli wybór wierszy KAROLA WOJTYŁY ze sztuki "Przed sklepem jubilera" w kościele św. Małgorzaty (3221  14th Ave. W, Seattle) w niedzielę 26-go stycznia 2003r. o godź. 11:00 pomiędzy mszami. Wolne datki na zwrot kosztów podróży.

 Mariusz Kwiecien in Seattle Opera, January 2003

Mr. Kwiecien is a baritone, he sings Malatesta in "Don Pasquale" by G. Donizetti starting from Jan 11, 2003.

More: http://www.seattleopera.org/operas/don_pasquale/production.asp

"W pustyni i w puszczy" 26-go stycznia, 14:00 i  17:00

Film na podstawie powieści Henryka Sienkiewicza.  W kinie sprzedaż polskich filmów w formacie DVD.

Gdzie: Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway (Capitol Hill) Seattle; bilety $12 i $9 dla dzieci poniżej 12

More: http://www.geocities.com/mge_seattle/WPIP.html, bilety są dostępne w Internecie, telefonicznie lub przez fax oraz w 3 punktach sprzedaży, informacja http://ticketwindowonline.com/

"In Desert and Wilderness" at BPH, Jan 26, 2 & 5 pm

This movie is a new adaptation of the well known book by H. Sienkiewicz. It's an adventure story of a teenager and a kid braving war torn Sudan and East Africa in 1884. Movie from 2001, in Polish with English subtitles. Also, sales of DVDs with Polish movies at the theater.

Where: Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway (Capitol Hill) Seattle; tickets $12 and $9 for kids under 12

More: http://www.geocities.com/mge_seattle/WPIP.html, tickets available now online, by phone, fax and at 3 locations, see info at http://ticketwindowonline.com/

"Pianist" by Polanski playing now in Seattle

The movie, directed by Roman Polanski, won the Golden Palm in Cannes in 2002 and is currently nominated to a Golden Globe award. It had the US premiere on Dec 27, 2002, in LA and NYC. The story of pianist W. Szpilman (Adrien Brody) surviving Holocoust in Warsaw is in a limited distribution in US. It is now playing at Metro Cinemas and Uptown Cinemas in Seattle.

Where: Metro, 4500 9th Avenue NE, Seattle,  Fri-Sun & Mon-Thu 1:20, 4:30, 8:00 

           Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, Fri-Sun & Mon-Thu 12:15, 3:25, 6:35, 9:45
More: Metro (206) 633-0055, http://www.landmarktheatres.com/market/Seattle/Seattle_frameset.htm, Uptown (206) 285-1022, http://alliance.zap2it.com/zap2it/code/movies_toolkit/cda/zp_mt_main_template/1,1009,490-106---AAAYU--,00.html ,  for Pianist http://www.thepianistmovie.com/

DZIĘKUJEMY Z CAŁEGO SERCA! 

Uczniowie Szkoły Polskiej im. Juliusza Słowackiego w Seattle, WA chcieliby serdecznie podziękować wszystkim, którzy sprawili, że zabawa karnawałowa dla dzieci była tak wielkim sukcesem. Chcielibyśmy podziękować niezliczonym sponsorom nagród i fantów na loterie, wszystkim, którzy uczestniczyli w przygotowaniu i podaniu obiadu wraz z deserami oraz wszystkim, którzy zorganizowali i prowadzili zabawy. Bez Was, Drodzy Przyjaciele Szkoły, nasza zabawa nie byłaby tak udana.  DZIĘKUJEMY!

Sobota, 18 stycznia, 21:00

Dyskoteka

Saturday, January 18th, 9pm

Disco

Ewa Podles in Carnegie Hall, NY, Jan 12, 2003

Ewa Podles, blessed with a phenomenal voice spanning three octaves, gives a concert with Sinfonia Varsovia at Carnegie Hall, NYC, featuring music by Szymanowski, Chopin and Bach. Ms. Podles comes to Seattle Opera in February and March, 2003 to sing Adelgisa in "Norma" by V. Bellini.

More: http://www.polishculture-nyc.org/podles.htm, http://www.carnegiehall.org/intro.jsp, www.seattleopera.com

Piano recital by Iwona Kaminska-Bowlby, Jan 12, 3 pm

Both Mr and Mrs. Bowlby are pianists who recently moved to Seattle. The program includes the Italian Concert by Bach, a sonata in C-minor by Beethoven, a choral by Bach-Busoni and a sonata by Karol Szymanowski. No Chopin, but Szymanowski will supply the Polish accent. This concert is to benefit the Shoreline Community College stipend fund.

Where: Performance Centre, Shoreline Community College, tickets $6 at the door.

More: About the pianists and their school http://www.pol-amerpiano.com/bios.html  

Zabawa karnawałowa 

Uczniowie Szkoły Polskiej w Seattle zapraszają wszystkie dzieci wraz z opiekunami do wzięcia udziału we wspólnej zabawie karnawałowej, która odbędzie się w Domu Polskim, dnia 12 stycznia 2003 roku w godzinach od 12 do 17. Oprócz różnorodnych gier i zabaw z nagrodami proponujemy skosztowanie domowych wypieków oraz obiadu, który będzie podawany w dolnej sali.  

Cały dochód z zabawy bedzie przeznaczony na rzecz Szkoły Polskiej.  

Z wszelkimi pytaniami prosimy dzwonić do Jagody Berggruen pod numer: (253) 630-7722 

Serdecznie zapraszamy!

KOMUNIKAT WYBORCZY

Komisja Wyborcza zawiadamia, że zgodnie z Ordynacją Wyborczą, zgłoszenia kandydatur do nadchodzących wyborów do Zarządu i Rady Opiekunów Domu Polskiego należy przesyłać na piśmie w terminie do 5-go stycznia 2003 roku. Zgłoszenia proszę przesyłać pod adres: Włodek Łukaszuk, 2135 221st PL NE, Sammamish, WA 98074 lub, najlepiej, pocztą elektroniczną na adres WLukaszuk@attbi.com. Proszę o załączenie zdjęcia do pamfletu wyborczego.

Zebranie wyborcze odbędzie się 25go stycznia 2003 o godz. 3:00 po południu.

 

Włodzimierz Łukaszuk

 

ATTENTION 

The Election Committee reminds that in accordance with Election Procedures all eligible PHA members interested in becoming candidates for PHA elected positions are required to submit in writing to the Election Committee their interest for a specific position by January 5th 2003.

Submissions should be sent to: Wlodek Lukaszuk, 2135 221st PL NE, Sammamish, WA 98074 or electronically (preferred): WLukaszuk@attbi.com. We would like to have your photo for the election pamphlet.

Election Meeting is scheduled for January 25th at 3:00PM.

 

Wlodzimierz  Lukaszuk

Serdecznie zapraszamy na pyszny

Obiad Domowej Roboty

Dochód przeznaczony jest na pomoc Krzysztofowi Tasakowi

5-go stycznia 2003 po mszy o 10:30 rano w Parafii Św. Piotra i Pawła w Tacoma.

Nasz 25-letni przyjaciel Krzysztof Tasak uległ tragicznemu wypadkowi.  Zapraszamy wszystkich ludzi dobrej woli do dołączenia się do naszego celu.  Jesteśmy otwarci na Państwa sugestie i serdecznie prosimy o kontakt. 

Barbara, Gosia, Wanda, Kasia (x2), Jagoda

Wanda Zawadzka (253) 939-7545 lub w_zawadzka@yahoo.com

Please join us for a delicious

Home-made Luncheon

All proceeds will help support Krzysztof Tasak

January 5, 2002 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Tacoma, WA

After the 10:30 am Mass

Our 25-year old friend, Chris has suffered a traumatic accident, which has left him paralyzed.  Your support will help make progress in regaining strength and self-sufficiency. 

Barbara, Gosia, Wanda, Kasia (x2), Jagoda

Wanda Zawadzka (253) 939-7545 lub w_zawadzka@yahoo.com

Opłatek, 5-go stycznia, 14:00

Dzielenie się opłatkiem dla członków i przyjaciół Domu Polskiego.  Ponieważ jest to "potluck" prosimy o przyniesienie jedzenia.  Degustacja kiszonych ogórków, śledzi i innych wspaniałych dań przygotowanych przez Koło Pań.

Informacja: Maria Grabowska (425) 271-3669, meGrabowska@yahoo.com

Christmas Wafer at PHA, Jan 5, 2 pm

A holiday buffet for members and friends of the PHA. It is a potluck - drop by and bring your favorite holiday dish to share with others. Also pickles, herrings and other good stuff to taste supplied by Ladies Auxiliary.

More: for Ladies Auxiliary Maria Grabowska (425) 271-3669, meGrabowska@yahoo.com

2002