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2017 Year of the Wisła River, Joseph Conrad-Korzeniowski, Tadeusz Kościuszko,
      Adam Chmielowski, Honorat Koźmiński and Marshal Józef Piłsudski 

                            Descriptions of the 2017 honorees




             will take place this year on December 3rd
                     at the Goodman Community Center

                       Join us with family and friends to
                     share OPŁATEK (Christmas wafer)
                   exchange Christmas wishes
                 visit with
Święty Mikołaj (Santa)
             sing carols and enjoy Polish food


2017 ChBazaar

December 1: Reception for exhibit including Szymborska-inspired art

December 3: Polish Film Festival

December 4: Last day to hear the playback of Polish music on WORT

2016 wigilia



By the 1929 resolution of the U.S. Congress, October 11th is designated as the General Pulaski Memorial Day to commemorate death of General Casimir Pulaski (Generał Kazimierz Pułaski) from wounds received during the second battle of Savannah (1879).

October 15th also marks the 200th anniversary of the death of another hero of the American Independence War, General Thaddeus Kościuszko (Generał Tadeusz Kościuszko).

See our calendar for details and more events


Gloria Koscp3

Gloria, Gloria

 in Terra Australis

Here is to proudly share the news that a member of our Polish Heritage Club, Gloria Welniak, is among the winners of Kościuszko Bicentenary International Competition "Tribute to Kościuszko: A Friend of Humanity" just announced in Sydney, Australia, on October 3rd, 2017.

Gloria received a special prize in the category "Kościuszko Friends" for the 22” x 25” wall quilt depicting our national hero with his personal aide, Agrippa Hull. Along with other African Americans serving in the Continental Army under the command of George Washington, Hull was the influence strengthening Kościuszko's support for abolitionism.

According to the official jury verdict, the 358 submissions that arrived from 18 countries included 177 literary works, 142 graphic entries and 44 music pieces. The jury headed by Prof. Alex Storożyński (USA) awarded a total of 58 prizes valued at $18, 950 (Australian dollars). Profiles of some winners are featured on the website of Puls Polonii (Australia).

Apart from the honorable mention for a short story submitted from New York City, Gloria's prize was the only one awarded to the entries from the United States.

Congratulations, Gloria!


Kosciuszko ceremony

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