Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) and Toledo Poznan Alliance (TPA) Annual Scholarship Competition ends May 31, 2019

The Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) and the Toledo Poznan Alliance (TPA) have announced that their Annual Scholarship Competition to award $4,000 to area Polish-American students is currently underway.

Over the past seven years over $24,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to students of Polish-American heritage in the Toledo area.

The competition is divided into two categories — High School and College. Applicants must fill out an application form and submit an essay. The high school category is for students in grades 8 – 12. Their essay topic is “What is the meaning of your Polish American heritage?” The college category is for undergraduate students and the topic of their essay is “What individual or event associated with Polish culture has impacted you, your community, or country the most, and why?”

If a public high school student is awarded a scholarship, funds will be placed in escrow until the student attends college.

Former scholarship winners are not eligible to receive another scholarship in the same category. For instance, a high school winner cannot receive another scholarship competing in the high school category. However, the student could re-apply and could win while attending college.

Applicants are required to complete a Scholarship Application Form and submit it along with their essay by May 31, 2019 to:  Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT), P.O. Box 1033, Sylvania, OH 43560

Click on the PACT/TPA Scholarship Application Icon in upper right hand corner under PACT Resources and download your application now!


Dear PACT member,

The Board of Directors of PACT hopes that you had a very Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, we will conduct our annual membership meeting.  The meeting will take place at 7:00 PM in the meeting room adjacent to the All Good Things Art & Gifts Store within Rosary Care Center, Lourdes University Campus Sylvania, OH.  In addition to election of members to the Board of Directors for 2019 we will have a brief update on the upcoming Kielbasa Cook-Off and the 2019 POLISH AMERICAN FESTIVAL.

If you are interested in becoming a Board member or volunteering your time at these upcoming events please plan to attend.

Please let us know if you will attend this meeting so we can plan for refreshments. You can call Rosanne Nitschke at 419 944-5312 or email us at info@polishcommunity.org.

Sincerely,

 

PACT Board of Directors


walleye night

 

Come early for a pregame Polish buffet and dance to some authentic Polish music.

Entertainment will be provided by local Polish band, Badinov.

 

Menu includes:

Stanley’s Kielbasa

Pierogi with Sour cream

Sweet & Sour Cabbage

Rye Bread and Butter

Assorted Gourmet Cookies

2 hour cash bar!

 

For tickets, contact the Walleye box office at (419) 725-9255 or visit ToledoWalleye.com and use promo code POLISH at check out.


Call Tim at 419-410-6167 or Rozanne at 419-944-5312 or email info@polishcommunity.org

to reserve you seat at the Wigilia Celebration!2018Wigilia


This year’s Wigilia Celebration will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018.  The celebration will begin at 5:30 pm at Olivet Lutheran Church , 5840 Monroe Street in the Christian Life Center. A video explaining Wigilia will be  shown and participants can share in their memories of Polish Christmas eve at this time.  Afterwards, a meatless meal will be served with singing of Kolendy (Christmas carols).  Come and join us for this most sacred Polish celebration and renew the true meaning of Christmas without the stress of the season.  See old friends and meet new friends.  Call Tim Paluszak at 419-410-6167 or Rozanne at 419-944-5312 to reserve your place a our Wigilia celebration.  All are welcome!


The first inductees into the Polish Hall of Fame were recognized at a dinner at Brandywine Country Club on Saturday, November 17th.  The awards reflect recipients who have excelled in the fields of faith, family, labor and culture.   “The goal is to preserve the rich history of Polish immigrants that built a strong foundation in northwest Ohio to earn a living, practice our faith, and raise a family. It was with great honor that we celebrated the inductees and their contribution to our Polish heritage and culture.
The stories and their names will be enshrined in the Northwest Ohio Polish Cultural Center when built. The proceeds from this evening will go towards  making that dream a reality.
It is not too late to donate to the efforts to help build a center that will house not only relics of our past, but offer activities and programs to celebrate our culture today and tomorrow!
Please consider of making a donation to help preserve our history and to celebrate our Polish culture in Northwest Ohio.

In the category of Faith: 

Sr. Ann Klimkowski and John Augustyniak

In the category of Family: Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Smigielski and The Walinski Family (Richard, Thaddeus, Nicholas, and Nicholas Jr.)

In the category of Entertainment/Culture: Paulina Ortyl and Marty Blaszczyk

In the category of Labor/Work: Joe Szenderski and Lorraine Kwiatkowski

 

 


 

 

 

Brooke Scally

Brooke Scally will be entering Bowling Green State University this fall majoring in Early Childhood Education.

Brooke was on Central Catholic High School’s Woman’s Tennis Team, the honor roll for 4 years, and a 4 year member of the Glee Club (with the lead role in 2 musicals).

She was also a student government representative.

Meredith O

Meredith Oblizajek will be a sophomore at The University of Toledo this fall majoring in Early Childhood Education.

 Meredith is a National Honor Society member and a recipient of numerous Education Department and college scholarship awards.

Meredith wants to help children of foreign language and heritage to learn and grow through language and literacy as a Second Grade Teacher.

Alex Drabik (1)

Alex Drabek graduated from Start High School in May and will be attending the University of Toledo this fall.

Alex was on the Start Track & Field Team and a Group Leader for the YMCA.

Alex is an Eagle Scout and was recently elected into the Order of the Arrow Fraternity by his Scout Troop.

Payton Kamer

Payton Kamer will be a Whitmer High School Senior this fall.

She is on the Varsity Track team (4X100 Relay, Shot Put), current Treasurer of the National Honor Society

and a 2018 Whitmer Engineering Program Ambassador. Payton is also a recipient of numerous math and science awards.