Friday, February 23, 2018

Membership

Membership - Join PAC!

The Polish American Club has been established to promote social and cultural interest with the Poles and Americans in Columbus and surrounding areas....or in other words to have some fun, create events that we enjoy, showcase heritage and tradition, educate others about Polish American history, stay connected with the Polish roots, help the newcomers and most importantly to help our kids speak the language, keep them interested in customs and traditions.

 

We are recognized by IRS as a public charity under section 501(c) (3), and you can find more about this in the About Us section. 

 

We depend on membership fees and donations to continue our work to support Polish American community. Your membership will specifically support the annual Wigilia, annual campout and picnic, Co Nowego newsletter, this website and other communications with the membership. We also use these dollars to honor passing club members, and pay for necessary operating costs.

To receive our Newsletter add your name and email address to the list using the form on the right. 


 The annual membership is always due on December 31st. Please Sign up or renew Now!

Annual membership amount

The online credit card transactions are securely processed by Pay Pal if you decide to conveniently renew your membership online. You can also mail your application and payment to us - please use this form.


 When you join the Polish American Club you will:

  • Strengthen our Polish American Community
  • It is simple – the larger organization we are, the stronger negotiating power we have! 
  • Our partners will take us more seriously and we’ll have greater chance of receiving what we are asking for.
  • Become part of community that will help you connect with your Polish heritage, traditions and language
  • Receive discounted admission to Club events

We always welcome and greatly appreciate donations! 

You can designate your donation for a specific purpose and we will honor your wish. We will also provide you with the thank you letter for tax purposes upon your request.

You can make the donation with your credit card now. 

Thank you for your generosity!

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Some Wigilia 2017 pictures

Thank you all for attending and bringing the spirit of Christmas with you!

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Own a business? Host an intern from Poland for the summer.

Dear Supporters,

I recently met with representatives from Fulbright Poland and with the Polish American Freedom Fundation. There are opportunities to bring students from Poland for summer internships with scholarships provided by either of these organizations. These could be students from virtually any university in Poland. The internship must be related to their education. We would work together with these organizations to select the qualified student(s), your responsibility is to provide housing, stipend and a worthwile internship.

If you are interested please email or call me. If you do not own your own business, convince your boss to offer such internship placement and provide a life-changing experience to Polish youth.

Greg

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Robert Biggs is no longer with us

Robert L. Biggs, 79, died at home Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, surrounded by family. Preceded in death by parents Julius and Sadie Biggs; survived by wife of 43 years, Mirka Biggs; son John Biggs, daughter Regina Bray; grandchildren Evelyn, Lilly, Milla, Jacob, Guthrie, and Kasper. Long time employee of DCSC. Active in the Polish American Club. The family will receive friends Friday, Jan. 5, from 5 - 8 p.m. at Schoedinger Northwest, 1740 Zollinger Rd. Upper Arlington 43221.

Mass of Christian Burial 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, St. Michael Church, 5692 N. High St. Worthington. Entombment Monday, Jan. 8, Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling W. Va.

ARRANGEMENTS BY O’SHAUGHNESSY CO., call 614-221-2311 with questions.

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Wigilia 2017 online registration closing at midnight

Please register online now (instruction below). I will close the registration very early on Saturday morning. Thank you!

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Merchandise

OPLATKI/ CHRISTMAS WAFERS

It's that time of the year again!  Oplatki are available for sale now. 

Cost is $6 per package (3 white, 1 pink) and it includes shipping. Please order now with PayPal



Thank you!

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Scholarships for Polish diaspora

The Polonia Foundation of Ohio is offering some scholarship to young people of Polish descent. Please go to their website for more information.

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Prof. Jerzy R. Krzyżanowski zmarł

7 pażdziernika 2017 roku w wieku lat 95 zmarl  Prof. Jerzy  R. Krzyżanowski, syn  znanego historyka literatury polskiej, prof. Juliana Krzyzanowskiego.  Prof. Jerzy R. Krzyżanowski był  od wielu lat mieszkańcem Columbus, OH, emerytowanym profesorem  Ohio State University na Wydziale Slawistyki. W Okrsie II Wojny Swiatowej  był Żołnierzem AK, uwięzionym  w obozie ZSSR w latach  1944-1946, był wspólpracownikiem wielu emigracyjnych czasopism. Jerzy R. Krzyżanowski byl autorem szeregu ksiżek i artykułów na temat historii literatury polskiej. Jego wkład w historię literatury polskiej jest ciągle widoczny na Internecie pod hasłem: Jerzy R. Krzyzanowski.
Cześć jego pamięci! Będzie nam jego brak.
- Gosia
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Pacanow

Notice: Pacanow school
is currently suspended
due to the lack of volunteers

Pacanow - little PAC for little PAC members

 

PACanow is our PAC chapter for children.  It was created in September of 2005 as a Saturday Polish school for kids. Average age of PACanow member is 8 years. The word PACanow is a word play of “PAC” (as the Polish American Club) and “Pacanow” – a real town located in southern Poland and a mythical destination of a fictional character Koziolek-Matolek, created by Kornel Makuszyński, well know Polish author of children literature. Later, Pacanow evolved into a kindergarten club for children. They enjoy spending the time together and learning Polish language by play and interaction.

Pacanow Activities

Pacanow classes take place every Saturday at 11:30 AM until about 1:00pm at the Upper Arlington Library, Lane Road Branch on 1945 Lane Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43220

 

Contact Pacanow teachers

For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rules  

We attend the gatherings every Saturday and we are on time.  

We talk, sing, learn and play in Polish only.  

We leave "The Little Poland" with our parents. 

Weekly classes lasting an hour and a half are not going to bring results without parents’ help at home. 

Fees and support

The school fee is due at the beginning of the school year:

PAC members - $40.00 per family; 

Non-members - $60.00 per family 

School supplies are provided.

 


 

PACanow completed the 2013/2014 school year! 

Kids seem to enjoy it more than ever and new kids are joining in the fall! We had ice cream and every student received a diploma along with a small gifts.  

Thank you Zuzia, Gosia and Patrycja - PACanow teachers – PACanow would not happen without you! We will miss Patrycja next year but wish her and her family all the best in the new chapter of their life. 

Thank you to all parents supporting the Saturday meetings – see you again in the September! Have a wonderful and safe summer!

 

 

Santa visits Pacanow

According to the Polish tradition, Santa (“Mikołaj”) comes on December 6th and brings presents to all good children. The naughty ones get “rózga”, which is a stick to spank them.

Every year Santa visits PACanow. As always, kids were pleasantly surprised and happy to see the Big Red Guy with white beard. They sang for him a few songs, recited a few poems and gave him big hug as he was leaving. All children at Polish school received presents; not one got the “rózga”. Thank you Santa, we love you! And see you next year.

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Support PAC via Amazon Smile program

Amazon Smile program supports non-for-profit organizations such as PAC. 0.5% of the value of your Amazon purchases will be automatically donated to PAC account. Every Amazon customer support one organization. Support PAC by clicking the banner below.

REMEMBER: once you register, start each of your shopping sessions on amazon with the smile.amazon.com link to make your purchases count. Simply, bookmark SMILE.AMAZON.COM as your shopping destination once you register below.

If all of us registered both to support PAC via Kroger and Amazon purchases we could most likely do away with membership fees!

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