Presentation on theme: "Annual Member Meeting and Gala February 8th, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Annual Member Meeting and Gala February 8th, 2014
OUR PURPOSE: To establish a society open to the general public To encourage, and further knowledge of Polish culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current affairs, and local events through cultural activities, classes, seminars, and any and all appropriate means To foster friendly relations between the American and Polish people
2013 Board of Directors: President: Mary Gawron Vice-President: Angelika Firlej Secretary: Art Gmurowski Treasurer: Katarzyna Priebe Zbigniew Gawron Joanna Patzek Peter Plotts Magdalena Szatanik-Boudni Zdzislaw Wozniczka Laurlea Peczeniuk Mark Peczeniuk
2014 Board of Directors: President: Mary Gawron Vice-President: Angelika Firlej Secretary: Art Gmurowski Treasurer: Zdzislaw Wozniczka Magdalena Szatanik- Boudni Zbigniew Gawron Joanna Gutt-Lehr Joanna Patzek Eliza Walls
UT – Austin 2013 Polish Events & Speakers Slavs and Tatars- Payam Sharifi presented a lecture Dr. Dariusz Pachocki presented a talk on: “Edward Stachura, Polish Writer and Bard: Writer and Wanderer” Professor Leszek Balcerowicz presented a lecture entitled, “Poland after Socialism: Economic Problems and Prospects in and Beyond the Eurozone”. The event was followed by a reception.
APS promotes Polish artists Julia Zaremba was presenting : “Ciao, Austin – Ciao, Ancona. “ Andrew Nagorski - Polish American Author was presenting his book: “Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power.”
APS is a member of PACT Polish American Council of Texas is a non-profit organization established with the following mission: 1)To facilitate networking among Polish interest groups in Texas. 2) To further knowledge of Polish culture, traditions, history, language, arts, current affairs, and statewide events in Texas.
Austin Polish Society Has Many Partners and Supports other Austin Organizations Classical Music for the World Austin Chamber Music Center Austin Jewish Film Festival Austin Film Society EuroCircle Austin Austin Intercultural Network City of Austin
RECOGNIZED VOLUNTEERS Ewa Tanska Agnieszka Sekowski Anna Hand Renata Szowa Ewa Pauzer Marlene Wozniczka Marzena & Chris Knap Katarzyna Priebe Teresa Sek To all ladies who prepared desserts during the year To all men who helped with carrying and setting up for events Ania Bielecka Malgosia Jurczynska Elzbieta Ortynska Marek Proga Jurek Firlej Agnieszka Ozarowski Wieslaw Glinski Elliot Nowacky Konrad Gawron Mark and Laurlea Peczeniuk Dr. Mary Neuberger UT CREEES students
DONORS AND SPONSORS Become a regular APS sponsor Establish corporate sponsorship through your company Evangelize our cause THIS IS YOUR ORGANIZATION Anytime, Anywhere – BE A PROUD MEMBER
APS 2014 Event Calendar Bigos Cook-Off (Mar. 22) Easter Egg Painting (Apr. 12) Polish Picnic “Majowka” (May 10 th ) Polish Campfire “Ognisko” (Oct.) Austin Polish Film Festival (Nov.) Christmas Party (Dec. ) Polish Mass – 2 nd and 4 th Sunday Monthly Polish Movie Nights – 1 st Sunday each month Cooking classes Concerts Poetry night Hiking