January 5, 2017
Dear PACT Member,
PACT By Laws require that an annual membership meeting be held in January each year and that members in good standing be notified of the time, place and agenda.
TIME / PLACE: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 7:00 PM at Rosary Care Center on the campus of Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH
AGENDA: Election of Members to the PACT Board of Directors for 1 (one) year term of office.
If you would like to be considered for a PACT Board of Directors position please convey your interest
to Stan Machosky by January 15, 2017 by calling 419 882-6625 or sending an email message to Stan_Machosky@ yahoo.com.
Any member wishing to become actively involved in the PACT Mission and purpose may be
considered for Board of Director membership:
- To help promote, support, and patronize locally owned Polish American businesses and business owners.
- To promote, join and support local and national groups and organizations that sponsor or otherwise promote events that perpetuate Polish culture and/or tradition.
- To further the image of our proud Polish heritage and our local Polonia.
- To hold and promote fundraisers and other programs that will help fund scholarships for local students.
- To build a Polish-American Cultural Center to provide a venue for local Polish American groups to hold their activities that perpetuate Polish Culture and/or tradition.
Board membership requires regular attendance at Board meetings at least twice per month as well as involvement in planning; organizing and executing events and activities that help fulfill our mission.
If you would simply like to attend the annual meeting, please RSVP to Stan Machosky by January 15, 2017.
PACT Board of Directors
PACT, along with the Polish Cultural Center (PCC) Advisory Board is encouraging everyone to donate to our PCC campaign. Last year we raised over $3,000. The sponsors, the Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade, were kind enough to match our donations up to $1,000!
We are asking you to share the PCC website on your facebook page or email it to your friends and ask them to support our efforts.
You can go online to www.polishculturalcenter.com to donate. Please consider making a donation. Thank You!
The Polish name for Christmas Eve supper is “Wigilia” from Latin “Vigilare” – to await
95% of Polish families have preserved the Wigilia tradition and regard it as the high point of the Christmas season. We hope you can join us and make it a part of your Christmas tradition.
PACT and TPGS (Toledo Polish Genealogical Society) is proud to announce that we will celebrate Christmas with the traditional Polish Wigilia Celebration. This year’s Wigilia is scheduled for Sunday, December 18, 2016. It will be held at Olivet Lutheran Church’s Christian Life Center, 5840 Monroe Street in Sylvania. Wigilia begins at 5:30 PM.
THE WIGILIA CELEBRATION INCLUDES:
LIGHTING OF THE FIRST CANDLE
SHARING OF OPLATEK
MEATLESS MEAL OF TRADITIONAL POLISH FOODS
EXPLANATION OF WIGILIA TRADITIONS
SINGING TRADITIONAL POLISH CHRISTMAS CAROLS (KOLEDY)
READING THE PASSAGE OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST
Price: $15.00 PACT members, $20.00 non-members,
$10 children 12 and under, children under five: free
Reserve your seat today by calling Tim Paluszak at 419-410-6167
or email us with your reservation at email@example.com
If you like kielbasa, you will want to make sure you attend this special kielbasa dinner featuring the top three winners from the 2016 Kielbasa Cook-Off. The dinner will include the award winning kielbasa from Jeremy Pryba (Polska Pryba), Mike Hofner and Ron Smith (Dziadzia and Busia’s OldFashioned Kielbasa), and Adam Michalski (Michalski’s Special Recipe ). Jeremy and Adam will also be serving their family’s pierogi in addition to their kielbasa. We will also be serving kapusta (sweet and sour cabbage), mashed potatoes and gravy. mizeria (cucumber in dill sauce), placek (coffee cake), and those sweet tasting delectibles – paczki!
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Christian Life Center, Olivet Lutheran Church
5840 Monroe Street in Sylvania
2 to 6 PM
$18 adults (non-members)
$15 PACT members
$5.00 children under 10
You can reserve tickets in advance for $15 by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just leave your name, phone # or email address and how many in your party. Your tickets will be at the door.
Here are some of the upcoming events sponsored by Toledo Polish Genealogical Society:
October 15 – Show and Tell something about your ancestor who came to the United States
November 19 – Building Edmond Fitzgerald presented by Jen Domanski Baker
December 3 – TPGS Christmas Party
January 21 – Polish Traditions presented by Tom Sorosiak
February 18 – Kuhschwanz Train Tragedy presented by Carol Lake
March 25 – Soup Sale at Sts Adalbert & Hedwig from noon-6 p.m.
For more information about these events, please go to their website: http://tpgs02.org
The Polish Cultural Center Advisory Board along with
The Polish Roman Catholic Union of America,
Polish-American Community of Toledo,
Toledo Polish Genealogical Society,
&Toledo Poznan Alliance
Invite you to a fund raising dinner featuring
the preliminary renderings of our
Polish Cultural Center
6p.m. Polish Happy Hour
Program to follow
Polish American Cultural Center of Cleveland, OH
Friday, September 23, 2016
The Premier Banquet Hall
4480 Heatherdowns Blvd.
Toledo OH 43614
$100 per person/$175 per couple
RSVP no later than Friday, September 9, 2016
For Additional Information Contact:
Polish Cultural Center Advisory Board
P.O. Box 1033
Sylvania OH 43560
This year’s Kielbasa Klassic was held at Whiteford Valley Golf Course. It was a beautiful day on the course, especially for the winners. This year’s first place team is Eric Buczkowski, Ryan Buczkowski, Cary Garnett and Tom W. Second place team is Jack Sparagowski, Angie Sparagowski, Billy Peneff and John Sparagowski. Darrell Staup, Stan Machosky, A.J. Machosky and Tony Machosky came in third. Corey Lepiarz won closest to the pin on hole #5. Cary Garnett had longest putt on hole #18, and on hole #11, Angie Sparagowski made the longest drive. Congratulations to all and thank you for participating in this year’s Kielbasa Klassic.