They are all famous sports figures of Polish descent and all are inductees of THE NATIONAL POLISH-AMERICAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME! Continue reading…

August has been a busy time for everyone with so many people going on vacation.  PACT has been busy also.  On Wednesday, August 19th, we had a presentation from one of the jurors in the Fr. Robinson murder trial.  Denise (she has asked us not to provide her last name) talked about how the jury came to a guilty verdict in this trial.  Because much of the evidence was not available to the jury, Denise explained that with what they knew at the time, a guilty verdict was the only verdict they felt was proper.  Since then, Denise has become aware of evidence that was not made available to them at the time of the trial.  Although she didn’t want to speak for any of the other jurors, she said that if this evidence would have been available to the jury, Denise is not sure the jurors would have come to the same verdict as they did.  Denise repeatedly said she would never want to have the future of someone’s life in her hands again and told of many sleepless nights struggling to come to terms with the trial and their verdict. Continue reading…

Dear PACT members,
Don’t forget that October is Polish Heritage Month!  We at PACT hope that you take time to remember your Polish ancestors that have gone before you and appreciate  the rich and proud heritage that they have passed on to you.
PACT has been busy working on several projects for the coming months.  Included in these plans is the Wigilia celebration that we are planning for Sunday, December 13, 2009.  This is our first Wigilia celebration for our members and we are working to make this celebration as close to an authentic Polish Wigilia as possible.  If anyone has any suggestions for, or stories of  your own Christmas Eve celebrations that you observe, please e-mail us with these suggestions at info@polishcommunity.org.
We hope all of you can attend this Christmas Eve dinner.  It will be as close as possible to the ones that our ancestors had in the past. Continue reading…

Stan Machosky, one of PACT’s board members, talked about PACT’s mission Statement and some of the upcoming events. The future events were: the Polish Concert Band’s concert at Olander Park in Sylvania, on July 22nd, Polish night at the Mud Hens baseball game on August 1st, and the screening of the movie “Katyn” at the Maumee Theater on October 4th, 2009. Continue reading…

PACT’s Raffle winners were announced on Monday, June 22, 2009. The lucky winners were as follows:

  • First prize of $1,000 was won by Ed Lepiarz
  • Second prize of $500 was won by Tim Brzozka
  • Third prize of a $100 gift certificate to the Fix It Shop was won by Tom Grycza
  • Fourth prize of a $50 gift certificate to Polish Pride was won by Mrs. Mercedes Blaczyk
  • Fifth prize of a $50 gift certificate to Ski’s Restaurant was won by Marty Blaczyk

Thank you to all who supported PACT by buying raffle tickets!

Congratulations to the winners!

Marty Blaszczyk received the first outstanding service award from PACT on October 4th at the Maumee Theatre before the showing of “Katyn”.  Marty was chosen because of his many years of service. Joining Marty was his mother, Mercedes, his father, Frank, and sister, Jan.  Read his story:

I grew up off of Stickeny Avenue in St. Vincent de Paul Parish boundaries. Continue reading…