APS 2013 Presentation - Austin Polish Society

Report
Annual Member Meeting and Gala
February 8th, 2014
OUR PURPOSE:
• To establish a society open to the general public
• To encourage, and further knowledge of Polish
culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current
affairs, and local events through cultural activities,
classes, seminars, and any and all appropriate
means
• To foster friendly relations between the American
and Polish people
2013 Board of Directors:
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President: Mary Gawron
Vice-President: Angelika Firlej
Secretary: Art Gmurowski
Treasurer: Katarzyna Priebe
Zbigniew Gawron
Joanna Patzek
Peter Plotts
Magdalena Szatanik-Boudni
Zdzislaw Wozniczka
Laurlea Peczeniuk
Mark Peczeniuk
2014 Board of Directors:
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President: Mary Gawron
Vice-President: Angelika Firlej
Secretary: Art Gmurowski
Treasurer: Zdzislaw Wozniczka
Magdalena Szatanik- Boudni
Zbigniew Gawron
Joanna Gutt-Lehr
Joanna Patzek
Eliza Walls
2013 EVENTS
Annual Member
Meeting and Gala
Bigos Cook-Off
Easter Egg
Painting
Polish Songs and Famous Opera Arias
2nd Polish Picnic “Majowka”
Polish Studies Endowment Established at UT
APS at International Community Potluck
Healthy Living
A Cooking Class
The Polish Language Classes
• Kids: preschool and elementary – 21
• Adults: beginners and intermediate - 26
Family Fall Picnic
Duo Klavitarre
Concert
Austin Polish Film Festival
Hikes
UT – Austin 2013 Polish Events & Speakers
• Slavs and Tatars- Payam Sharifi presented a lecture
• Dr. Dariusz Pachocki presented a talk on: “Edward
Stachura, Polish Writer and Bard: Writer and
Wanderer”
• Professor Leszek Balcerowicz presented a lecture
entitled, “Poland after Socialism: Economic
Problems and Prospects in and Beyond the
Eurozone”. The event was followed by a reception.
APS promotes Polish artists
• Andrew Nagorski Polish American Author
was presenting his
book: “Hitlerland:
American Eyewitnesses
to the Nazi Rise to
Power.”
• Julia Zaremba was
presenting :
“Ciao, Austin – Ciao,
Ancona. “
Chopin and Paderewski Piano Concert
Christmas Party
Monthly Movie Series
APS is a member of PACT
• Polish American Council of Texas is a non-profit
organization established with the following mission:
1)To facilitate networking among Polish interest groups
in Texas.
2) To further knowledge of Polish culture, traditions,
history, language, arts, current affairs, and statewide
events in Texas.
Austin Polish Society Has Many Partners
and Supports other Austin Organizations
• Classical Music for the World
• Austin Chamber Music Center
• Austin Jewish Film Festival
• Austin Film Society
• EuroCircle Austin
• Austin Intercultural Network
• City of Austin
RECOGNIZED VOLUNTEERS
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Ania Bielecka
Malgosia Jurczynska
Elzbieta Ortynska
Marek Proga
Jurek Firlej
Agnieszka Ozarowski
Wieslaw Glinski
Elliot Nowacky
Konrad Gawron
Mark and Laurlea Peczeniuk
Dr. Mary Neuberger
UT CREEES students
Ewa Tanska
Agnieszka Sekowski
Anna Hand
Renata Szowa
Ewa Pauzer
Marlene Wozniczka
Marzena & Chris Knap
Katarzyna Priebe
Teresa Sek
To all ladies who prepared
desserts during the year
• To all men who helped with
carrying and setting up for
events
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DONORS AND SPONSORS
• Become a regular APS sponsor
• Establish corporate sponsorship through your
company
• Evangelize our cause
THIS IS YOUR ORGANIZATION
• Anytime , Anywhere – BE A PROUD MEMBER
APS 2014 Event Calendar
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Bigos Cook-Off (Mar. 22)
Easter Egg Painting (Apr. 12)
Polish Picnic “Majowka” (May 10th)
Polish Campfire “Ognisko” (Oct.)
Austin Polish Film Festival (Nov.)
Christmas Party (Dec. )
Polish Mass – 2nd and 4th Sunday
Monthly Polish Movie Nights – 1st Sunday each month
Cooking classes
Concerts
Poetry night
Hiking
THANK YOU FOR YOUR
SUPPORT

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