2017 PACT Board Members: From left, Secretary, Rozanne Nitschke, Past President, Stan Machosky. Dr. Lisa Kahle-Piasecki, Dr. John Klocinski, Bill Peneff, Stan “Stosh” Pryba, Sherry Servis, Treasurer, Tim Paluszak and 2017 President, Jack Sparagowski. Not pictures: Gayle Sparagowski.
PACT IS ALL ABOUT BEING POLISH AND PROUD
PACT is an acronym for the Polish American Community of Toledo. More specifically, we are a group of active and dedicated local Polish Americans that want to make our community stronger and more unified – similar to what other ethnic communities have done.
While you can read our specific goals in the Mission Statement, our overall objectives are to promote local businesses that are owned by men and women of Polish descent and to sponsor, promote and preserve many of the Polish traditions and culture that were given to us by our parents and grandparents.
Ultimately, our goal is to build a Polish Community Center, similar to the Jewish Community Center, which would include a library, a youth recreation facility, meeting rooms and a cultural center that would preserve the history of our local Polonia.
We believe that if our generation does not complete the task of preserving our rich local Polish heritage, then the history of Khuschwantz, Lagrinka, Rossford and all the rest ofToledo Polonia may never be remembered by future generations.
If you are Polish and proud of it, then consider joining us in our mission. We invite you to join PACT and become an active member.