Lourdes Lifelong Learning Classes

Membership in Lourdes Lifelong Learning is $25. If enough people enroll, Lourdes will be interested in offering more courses on Poland. Call 419-824-3707 or go to lifelong@lourdes.edu. Polish Political Culture: Non-English Republican TraditionJaroslaw Szczepanski10:00 – 11 :00 AM, Tuesday, February 8 Exclusively online www.Lourdes.edu/Lectures Polish republicanism is a unique political philosophy that embodies both liberal andconservative principles. It was developed independently from the better-known Englishtradition which is still alive in American politics. Polish republicanism is rooted in fifteenth andsixteenth century reforms of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and even the medieval Kingdomof…

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PACT Announces Their Annual Scholarship Competition

Our Annual Scholarship Competition to award four $1,000.00 scholarships to area Polish-American students is currently underway. Over the past ten years $32,500 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 9 – 12. Their essay topic is “What is the meaning of your Polish American heritage?” The college category is for…

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Celebrate Polish History Month in October

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Polish American Heritage Month is an annual designation observed in October. Across the globe, there are about 9.5 million Polish Americans. They represent about 3% of the American population. The first wave of millions of Poles migrated America between 1800 and 1860. The second and third generations of Poles were born in America in the late 1900’s, and grew up as Americans with a touch of Polish heritage. The Polish have always held onto a fierce passion for their culture, their independence, and their new country. We celebrate Polish American…

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PACT Postpones 2020 Northwest Ohio Polish Festival

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Tom Pruss, President, Polish-American Community of Toledo and Event Chairman for the 2020 Northwest Ohio Polish Festival, has announced that the board of the Polish-American Community of Toledo (PACT) voted to postpone the 2020 festival which was scheduled for May 29 – 31 at Club Sixteen, 316 King Rd., Holland until 2021. The festival is a significant fundraiser in the efforts to build a Polish Community Center in Northwest Ohio.

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Join Now During Our Yearly Membership Drive

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It’s that time of year we are looking for memberships and renewals to our organization. Please consider joining the Polish American Community of Toledo (P.A.C.T.) today! Our goal is to celebrate and promote our Polish American Heritage through events like the Kielbasa Cook Off, the Northwest Ohio Polish American Festival, the Polish Film Series, Wigilia Celebration and much more! All members receive a membership card that gives them free or reduced entries to P.A.C.T. events and discounts with participating businesses. Just click here and download the application.  You can send…

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