The death toll from flooding in Poland has risen to 15 following days of heavy rain that forced thousands of people to flee their homes, the interior minister says. “The death toll has risen to 15,” Interior Minister Jerzy Miller said on Monday. He warned that flood barriers are in poor condition in many parts of the country as the worst floods in over a decade hit the country last week. Rescue efforts are underway across Poland and teams from some European countries are already on the ground to aid the rescue operation. Prime Minister Donald Tusk says the government will provide financial assistance to the victims so they can rebuild their homes and lives. “At tomorrow’s cabinet meeting, I will present a draft law on financing this aid. Help for individuals, for families plus aid for infrastructure will of course be a multi-billion-dollar sum, which we want to spend not just this budget year but also in future years,” AFP quoted Tusk as saying. Reports say the floods have caused damage estimated at more than $2.4 billion. Continue reading…


accompanied on her trip by Marion Wojciechowski who was a Polish Cavalry Commander in the war.  He lived and raised his family in Toledo.  Ms. Kaptur recounted her trip with many stories and more than a few times had the audience laughing with some of her more amusing recounts of her trip.  When an audience member asked her what a typical day was like for her as a Congresswoman,  Ms. Kaptur pulled out her blackberry and read from it the lengthy schedule of a typical day for her starting early in the morning and ending well into the evening.  After her presentation, Ms. Kaptur was kind enough to answer all questions, talk with many of the people in the audience and pose for pictures with them.  PACT would like to thank Marcy Kaptur, and her associate, Dan Foote, Dr. John Klocinski, Susan Rowe, and Patti Skaff for making this presentation possible. Continue reading…


Chicago Illinois was the place to be on May 5th for the Polish Constitution Day parade. This parade is the largest outside of Poland. Chicago Polonia, the largest Polish community outside of Warsaw proudly participated in the Parade in Downtown Chicago as well as Polish groups from the surrounding areas. There is no doubt that Polish pride is alive and well in the U.S. as was evidenced on the faces of all of the parade participants. Enjoy the photos from the parade and if you would like to see more, go on our main facebook page. Continue reading…


Thank you to Lidia Ebersole for another great Polish Happy Hour. The latest happy hour was on May 1st at Chuck’s on Monroe Street in Toledo, Ohio. Everyone had a great time with great food, Polish drinks,and door prizes. Lidia is already planning the next Polish happy hour which will be in July. PACT will keep you posted on the details of the next happy hour. If you have never attended one, please join us in July! Continue reading…