The Polish American Club of Columbus would like to announce that it will be holding elections for positions on the Board of Trustees. The election will take place On Tuesday, April 19 2022 at 7 pm from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Recreational Shelter at Kościuszko Park. 

We are delighted and grateful that the following members have stepped up and offered their candidacies:

 President:   Kris Dawidowicz
 Vice-President: Grzegorz (Greg) Kamieniecki
 Secretary:           

At this point, we are looking to fill the Secretary position.

In the meantime, Helena Rempała will serve as an interim Secretary to help the new Board members transition into their roles.

 Treasurer:           Bartosz Warzycha will continue to serve as the Club’s Treasurer
 Trustee 1:            Elżbieta (Ela) Bobra
 Trustee 2:            Maciej Czechowski
 Trustee 3:            Robert Kamieniecki
Trustee 4: Joanna Krieger will continue her tenure as a Trustee.

If you cannot vote in-person on Election Day, you can vote by sending the printed ballot to 
THE POLISH AMERICAN CLUB, P. O. BOX 14960, COLUMBUS, OHIO 43214. 
In order for your vote to be counted, it has to be received by April 19th, 2022 (the P.O. Box will be checked and emptied on April 19th at 6:30 PM).  

To participate in the elections, you have to be a current member of the Club, and your membership dues must be paid. If you have any questions regarding your membership, please contact Bartosz Warzycha, email: [email protected]

Please observe all COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time of the elections. 

Please, come and show your support for the future Board by casting your vote!
Sincerely,
Polish American Club Board of Trustees

Address:
Recreational Shelter
Kościuszko Park 4444 Hard Rd.
Dublin OH.
Time:
    7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Ballot:  To download PAC ballot click here: BALLOT

 

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENTS 
Candidates for PAC Board of Trustees 
2022

Candidate for the President 

Kris Dawidowicz

Born and raised in Łódź, Poland. Since 1997 proud resident of Ohio. Business owner. Husband to wife Olimpia. Two boys – son Oscar and stepson Conrad. Very spoiled German Shephard named Bella. Die hard fan of sports scene in Columbus – Crew, Blue Jackets, OSU. Love music and spending time outdoors.

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Candidate for Vice-President

Grzegorz (Greg) Kamieniecki

My name is Grzegorz (Greg) Kamieniecki. My wife Danuta and I moved to Columbus in 1996 — a year after we got married.

To keep our adventurous spirit alive, we moved to Ireland in 2006, where we spent almost five years. We came back to Columbus in 2011.

Over the last 10 years I ran my own CAD drafting/design business. At the beginning of 2022 I started a new chapter in my career as a structural designer at AEP. 

In my free time I enjoy playing soccer as well as doing usual “men’s activities” like grilling, smoking meats, and remodeling our house.

We live in Blacklick with our two boys, Robert, an OSU student, Patrick, who attends Gahanna Lincoln HS, and our English Sheppard, Kulfon.

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Candidate for Treasurer

Bartosz Warzycha 

Born in the city of Zabrze, Poland (1990)- I have lived in the U.S. (Columbus, OH) since 1996. I attended college at The Marshall University where I played on the Men’s Soccer Team and finished my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Finance. My wife Ania and I met in Poland over the summer of 2008. Almost 10 years later, through the fiancé visa process (K-1 Visa), we have been happily married in the U.S. now for 3+ years. Since graduating college I’ve been working for a financial planning firm in Columbus- helping people with finances and protection planning has been a rewarding and fulfilling career for me. Given the nature of my practice, the opportunity to be the Treasurer of PAC was something new and exciting and I am honored to serve in such a capacity for this club. In my free time, I enjoy various outdoor/nature activities, sports, breaking a sweat, eating and cooking food, reading a good book, connecting with new people and spending time with the people I care about- family and friends. Polish and Proud!

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Candidate for Secretary

Helena Rempała

Helena Anna Rempala was born and raised in Warsaw Poland. In 1991 she earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at the University of Warsaw and in 1999 – her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Bowling Green State University. She completed her internship at the University of Louisville Medical School. She holds licenses to practice clinical psychology in Kentucky, Georgia, and Ohio and is board certified in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Helena lives with her husband, Grzegorz Rempala, professor of biomathematics at the Ohio State University. The couple has two adult sons, Jan and Antoni and a very clever Rat Terrier. The family is actively engaged in supporting the activities of the Polish American Club since their arrival to Columbus in 2013. Prior to assuming the role of the PAC’s Vice-President, Helena served on the PAC Board as its Secretary. Since 2013 Grzegorz serves as a music coordinator for the PAC’s Catholic community and Helena sings in the Polish church choir Diakonia. They both are grateful for the warm welcome that the PAC afforded them upon their arrival to Columbus.

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Candidates for Trustees

Elżbieta Bobra

Working and raising children in Poland, I drew a green card. In July 1994, I flew to New York. In December 1995, we moved to Columbus, OH. where we live until now. We have been members of the Polish-American Club for many years. We participate in almost all club meetings and events. After 25 years of working in a chocolate factory, I retired. I hope to have a peaceful and happy life in retirement.

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Robert Kamieniecki

My parents are originally from Poland and moved to Columbus in 1996, where I was later born. Our family lived in Ireland for several years before moving back to Columbus in 2011. 

I am currently a sophomore at OSU Main Campus, where I am planning on double majoring in economics and political science. 

On campus, I am involved with BCI, the preeminent investing club on campus. At BCI, I recently took on a leadership position as the director of my sector. My responsibilities include leading weekly sector meetings and interviewing applicants. 

Outside of school, I intern downtown at Boenning & Scattergood in their public finance investment banking office. Our team helps school districts and local governments raise funds through the bond market. The work combines my passion for politics and the markets.

In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, cooking, reading, investing, and traveling to new places.

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