Saturday, Dec 9, from 12 noon: Polish Choir in concert at MOHAI

The Polish Choir Vivat Musica will take part in the traditional concert Holidays Around the World. The Choir will sing Polish Christmas Carols for about 30 minutes during the afternoon program that is hosted this year by the Museum of History and Industry. Precise schedule for the Choir performance TBD.  The choir will perform around 2:30 PM

 Where: at Museum of History and Industry, program is free with a ticket admission to MOHAI

More: contact for the Choir Barbara Niesulowski

Dec 3, 2:30 pm: St. Nicolas party at the Polish Home

This is another Mikolajki party, this one organized by the Polish Home. The program includes a performance by the children, singing of Polish carols and a visit by Santa Claus as and early start of the season celebrations.  The restaurant will be open from 1 pm as is usual on Sundays.

 Where: at the Polish Home; admission free

More: Polish Home, or contact Ivona Przydzielski

Nov 19, noon: Feast of St. Margaret at the Polish Church in Seattle

The Seattle Polish American Parish celebrates the Annual Feast Day of St. Margaret on Sunday, Nov 19, 2006. Celebration will start with High Mass at 12:00 noon with the presence of auxiliary bishop Joseph J. Tyson. After the mass a dinner will be available in the Parish Hall. The artistic program includes Marzena Szlaga playing on piano and performance by the children group. As at any traditional church feast, you  will be able to obtain devotional items such as rosaries and prayer books.

 Where: St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, admission free, dinner $10

More: tel. to the Parish (206) 282 1804

Nov 15, 7:30 pm: Expansion Project meeting at the Polish Home

Do you enjoy more parking spaces at the Polish Home? It’s your money at work! Come to discuss and support more changes at the Polish Home! This is an open monthly meeting, everybody interested in the project is invited to come and discuss issues. Volunteers are always welcomed at the meeting!

 Where: at the Polish Home, just drop by; refreshments are provided!

More: Polish Home Foundation, Polish Home

Celebrations of 88-th Anniversary of Polish Independence (11/11/1918) Sunday, November 12th 2:30 PM

The celebration features performaces by by Polish Scouts and children and adults from the Polish School and the Vivat Musica! choir Additionally, we will recognize 25-th anniversary of 1981 Marshal Law in Poland.

45 Annual Fall Polish Bazaar

November 4-th and 5-th Saturday and Sunday Noon to 7PM at the Polish Hall

Delicious dinners of pickle soup, borscht, pierogi, Polish sausage, and cabbage rolls served all day.  Exceptional home-made pastries from our bakery and dessert bar.  Take home dinners and desserts are available. 

VIVAT MUSICA – Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm

Upstairs we will have an excellent selection of crafts, Polish Boleslawiec pottery, crystals, amber, artistic glass, books, and much more!

Free admission and parking

For Information call 206-322-3020

Ladies Auxiliary and the Polish Home Association invite volunteers to help with the organization of the fall bazaar scheduled for November 4-5, 2006. Help is needed with making thousands of pierogis, baking polish pastries and cakes for sale, preparing the hall, staffing a bakery booth and several other booths selling merchandize for the benefit of the Polish Home and more.

 More: Please contact Mira Byrski, President of Ladies Auxiliary at mirabyrski@hotmail.com. Pierogi making sessions on every Tuesday before the Bazaar (Sep 19 & 26, Oct 3,10,17,24 & 31) at 7 pm at the Polish Home

Disco Saturday, October 28-th 8:00 PM

This is the "Halloween" party, costumes preferred but not required.
Admission  $10.00

Friday, October 13th 8:00 PM

Lecture of prof. Thaddeus Radziłowski on the new book by Jan Tomasz Gross "FEAR - Anti-Semitism in Poland after Auschwitz". Admission free.


Brothers in arms - Brothers in faith!  See photos from pilgrimage of polish, american and german soldiers to Our Lady of Częstochowy shrine.




Polish Festival in Portland, Sep 23-24

This is the 13th edition of the biggest Polish event in the United States west of Chicago! The Festival features two full days of non-stop folk performances, variety of merchandize booths and of course tons of pierogi, pancakes and other Polish foodstuffs as well as Polish beer. There will also be polka contests on both days and dancing in the evenings.

Where: St. Stanislaus Church & The Polish Hall & Library, 3900 N. Interstate Ave., Portland, OR; admission free

More: www.portlandpolonia.org/festival/, Marek Stepien 503-810-6926, marek@gte.net

  Sunday, September 17th  2006, 6:00 pm

One and only performance of one of the best Polish rock groups.  Their hit "Przeżyj to sam" is arguably known to all Poles.

Tickets in advance are $25.00 and can be purchased by calling Mrs. Iwona Przydzielski, tel. 425-820-1207 or zbigi@netzero.com

Tickets at the door are $27.00 for members of the PHA and $30.00 for others.

More: http://www.lombard.pl/


Polish Home will be closed to general public for summer starting Friday, July 2; it will reopen for business as usual on September 1, 2006

Sunday, 20 August 2:00 PM, Polish Army Day

Dinner celebrating anniversary of victorious battle of 1920 against the Soviet army (Miracle in the Vistula) and Polish Veterans.



Sunday May 21st 6:00 PM

Salon of Poetry in Seattle invites to show/happening "My favoured poem".  Please come and read your beloved poem.

Admission free

Saturday, May 20th 8:00 PM Spring Dance at the PHA

Dance to music of DJ from Portland.  The bar and restaurant open.

Tickets $12 for the PHA members, $15 for other and $10 for students 21+

May 20, noon – 5 pm

Pierogi Fest

A Pierogi (Polish dumplings) extravaganza!

tickets $12

Several different kinds of pierogi available in copious amounts for your hearts pleasure. This is all you can eat deal, with additional servings available while you talk leisurely, listen to Polish music and have a good time!

Sunday May 14th 2006 2:30PM

Mother's Day







Saturday May 13-th 6:00PM

Choir "Vivat Musica!" in program "Biesiada".  Tickets $30.  Includes dinner and dessert.
Ticket reservations Ania Bieniek 425-280-4858 or Lucyna Korbel 253-223-8500

Friday, 12th May 2006, 8:00PM

Well known polish group "Gang Marcela" will perform at the PHA
Informations about the group www.gangmarcela.pl

Tickets $15 in advance, $17 at the door for members, $19 for general public.  Reservations Ivona Przydzielski 425-820-1207 or ivonat@kcha.org

Polish Home invites bids to improve the parking

Polish Home in Seattle plans to extend the parking lot adjacent to the PH building this spring and invites bids for the work. This is the first part of the Polish Home expansion project. The scope of work includes removing the shack next to the manager house, removing old fence, leveling ground, building a new fence, landscaping and creating new parking stalls. Details can be found at the websites indicated below. Bids deadline is unknown at this time. Contact: Pawel Krupa (206) 328-8828 or pawelkrupa@comcast.net

More: parking job www.polishnewsseattleorg/Jobs.htm, the PH extension project www.PolishHomeFounation.org

Sunday April 30th 2006 2:30PM

Constitution of 3-rd May 1791 celebration.
In program performaces by Polish Scouts, students of the Polish School, "Vivat Musica!" choir.

We will be hosting Consul of the Polish Republic Mrs. Krystyna Tokarska-Biernacik.


Slavic Fest, Saturday April 29-th 2:30 PM

Please come and support our children.  We will gather at the Drumhaller Fountain on the University of Washington campus at 2:30PM.  The Parade will start at 3:00PM, with a concert of Children's performances in Kane Hall starting at 4:00PM.  The Slavyanska Vecher Party will start at 7:00PM at the Russian Center.  Dinners will be available, cooked by our own Ladies Auxiliary.  The evening will include performances by various singing groups including Vivat Musica and dancing the rest of the evening.

For info please visit www.UWalum.com or call 206-543-0540

Sunday April 23rd 4:30PM

Sharing of the Easter Egg at the Polish Home.

Polish Studies Spring Auction 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Polish Hall
1714 18th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Please RSVP by April 15, 2006

The Second Annual 2006 Spring Auction is approaching quickly. The proceeds from the auction will benefit the Polish Studies Endowment Fund, the Fulbright Scholar Fund, and a fund supporting Polish Studies Program at the UW.
You are all invited to a night of great food, entertainment, and the best auction items in town! The event will be held at the Polish Hall on Capitol Hill. We are also pleased to announce that Pat O’Brien will be returning as the auctioneer.
Please visit our web site and check the Live Auction Catalog at: http://www.polishstudiesuw.org/2006 auction htm files/CATALOG live auction.htm

44th Spring Bazaar at PHA, Saturday April 8th, noon – 7 pm

Yes, this is 44th Annual Spring Polish Bazaar! It is a yearly event organized by the Ladies Auxiliary.

The booths upstairs will offer Polish crystal bowl and vases, Boleslawiec pottery, amber and silver jewelry, pottery, crafts, books, Easter eggs and much more.

Downstairs you can enjoy traditional Polish dishes of pierogi, sausage, cabbage rolls etc. served by the young generation of waiters clad in Polish folk costumes. You can also buy home made desserts and pastries. Most of the Puget Sound area Polish organizations would have their booths or info posted. This is usually a quite crowded event, so come early!

Where: at the Polish Home, 1714 18th Ave. Seattle, admission and parking free

Saturday, April 1st 5:00 PM

A Piano Recital by Russian Virtuoso Pianist Alexander Ardakov

In program compositions of Bacha-Busoni, Glinka, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Chopin and Liszt.

A graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire and a prizewinner at the Viotti International competition in Italy, Alexander Ardakov has been living in England since 1991 where in addition to his performing career throughout the world he is a Professor of Piano at Trinity College of Music in London

Admission $15 

Sunday, March 5-th 2006, 4:00 PM

Seattle's Salon of Poetry and Marzena Szlaga Piano Studio present a program celebrating 196-th birthday of Frederic Chopin.

Featured are young students of the Studio.

Sunday, 22-nd January; February 19-th 6pm

The Salon of Poetry in Seattle invites  to an evening of music and poetry ""Nic Dwa Razy".  The polish, czech, russian and english poetry was written by women.

Free admission

Ich Troje in show at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Feb 18, 8 pm

Ich Troje is a very popular music band from Poland, currently scheduled to represent Poland in the 2006 Eurovision competition. One local fan says their songs have nice and catchy melodies appealing both to younger and older generation and that their concerts are always great shows. Michal Wisniewski, Jacek Lagwa & Ania Swiatczak come to Seattle with a show cast of 18! Sounds like a perfect ticket for our local Polonia! Bonus: it’s organized both by the Society for Polish Culture (TMKP) and the Polish Home Association!

Where: Meydenbauer Center Theatre, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue; tickets $30 advanced, $35 at the door. Advanced tickets & info: W. Studenna (425) 271-4958, E. Filipczuk (425) 338-3408

More: the band (in Polish) www.IchTroje.pl, theater www.Meydenbauer.com

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org

Biesiada: a merry sing-along in Portland, Feb 18, 6 pm

The Polish Choir Vivat Musica from Seattle goes to Oregon with the very successful Biesiada singing-along party. Good food, wine and merry songs are the recipe for the evening. If you want to attend and cannot go to Tacoma next week, it’s worth the long drive!

Where: at the Polish Hall, 3832 Interstate Ave in Portland, OR;

More: www.portlandpolonia.org, ticket info call (503)810-6926, Marek Stepien

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org 

NW Chopin Festival winners’ concert at the Polish Home, Feb 11, 7 pm

This concert features the winners of the 4rd Northwest Chopin Festival from the week earlier. As usual, the best young artists from our state are expected to deliver great performances. Refreshments will be provided. Organized by the Northwest Council of the Chopin Foundation and supported by Sherman Clay with all proceeds going to the Foundation’s Scholarship Fund for young pianists.

Where: at the Polish Home upper hall; tickets $10 at the door, free for children 18 and younger

More: www.ChopinNW.org

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org

PH Expansion Project meeting at the Polish Home, Feb 9, 7:30 pm

Polish Home Fundraising Committee invites everybody interested in the PH expansion project to its monthly meeting at the Polish Home.

Agenda: closing on the project review, updates to the brochure, fence planning. All interested in the details of the project as well as volunteers are welcome!

Where: at the Polish Home, just drop by; refreshments are provided!

More: www.PolishHomeFoundation.org

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org
4th Annual Northwest Chopin Festival in Seattle, Feb 4, from 9 am - 4pm

This year 75 best young pianists from the state of Washington take part in the Festival. This celebration of Chopin’s music is also a competition; the winners in age categories will be announced after 4 pm. The very successful Festival is the renewed focus of the NW Council of the Chopin Foundation, its main organizer. The prize winner concert is on Feb 11, 2006, at the Polish Home.
Where: at Sherman Clay, 1624 4th Avenue, and also at the second venue across the street, at the Green Banquet Room in the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle; admission free

More: Chopin Foundation NW, www.chopinnw.org/festival2006.html, or contact Ivona Kaminska at (425) 829-1229

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org
Lecture by Oscar winner Jan A.P. Kaczmarek at the UW, Feb 4, 7 pm

Mr. Kaczmarek is an internationally renowned composer who won the 2005 Oscar in the music score category for his music to the movie Finding Neverland by Marc Foster starring Johnny Depp. His other movies include Total Eclipse, Bliss, Quo Vadis?, Washington Square and Unfaithful. He also works with theater and new media, notably through Instytut Rozbitek, an European center he set up in Poland. His lecture at the University of Washington, Music without Borders, is organized by the UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee.

Where: room 210, Kane Hall at the UW campus in Seattle, admission free

More: www.jan-ap-kaczmarek.com/en/news_2005html, www.oscar.com/nominees/nom_34089.html

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org
The following are the results of PHA elections, which were held at the Polish Home in Seattle on January 28th. The numbers listed after each name indicate the votes that were received by that person out of a total of 149 ballots issued


Prezes Domu Polskiego:  Elżbieta Filipczuk - 143

Starszy Wiceprezes - Włodzimierz Łukaszuk - 144

Wiceprezes Administracyjny - Andy Okińczyc - 137

Skarbnik - Paul Griffin - 144

Wiceprezes Odbudowy - Paweł Krupa - 144

Wiceprezes d/s Kultury - Ivona Przydzielski - 141

Sekretarz Protokółowy - Mira Pawluśkiewicz

Wiceprezes d/s Zabaw - Marian Bagiński - 141

Sekretarz Korespondencyjny - Basia MCNair - 136

Rada Opiekunów

Lucyna Błońska - 127; elected

Andrzej Cieślak - 79; elected

Wiesław Czyż - 39

Marek Daniłowicz - 20

Carol Forte - 131; elected

Ronald Gołubiec - 123; elected

Marek Gruszecki - 133; elected

Grażyna Krewin - 122; elected

Krzysztof Kuczewski - did not run

Andrzej Mróz - 135; elected

Victor Pasiełko - 128; elected

Piotr Pawluśkiewicz - 124; elected

Ziomek Pawluśkiewicz - 111; elected

prof. Zbigniew Pietrzyk - 122; elected

Grzegorz Plichta - 105; elected

Roman Rogalski - 111; elected

Zenon Ślusarski - 114; elected

Marian Strutyński - 138; elected


I certify the above to be true results of the election.

Mateusz Karczewski, for the PHA Election Committee

The PHA Elections Committee Announcement

Forms indicating desire to vote by proxy can be  signed  at the Polish Home on 1/13/2005 and 1/20/2005 between 8:00 and 10:00 P.M.  The proxy forms will be attached to the election newsletter.

Kandydaci do Zarządu Domu Polskiego oraz Rady Opiekunów

na rok 2006


Prezes Domu Polskiego:  Elżbieta Filipczuk

Starszy Wiceprezes - Włodzimierz Łukaszuk

Wiceprezes Administracyjny - Andy Okińczyc

Skarbnik - Paul Griffin

Wiceprezes Odbudowy - Paweł Krupa

Wiceprezes d/s Kultury - Ivona Przydzielski

Sekretarz Protokółowy - Mira Pawluśkiewicz

Wiceprezes d/s Zabaw - Marian Bagiński

Sekretarz Korespondencyjny - Basia MCNair

Rada Opiekunów

Lucyna Błońska

Andrzej Cieślak

Wiesław Czyż

Marek Daniłowicz

Carol Forte

Ronald Gołubiec

Marek Gruszecki

Grażyna Krewin

Krzysztof Kuczewski

Andrzej Mróz

Victor Pasiełko

Piotr Pawluśkiewicz

Ziomek Pawluśkiewicz

prof. Zbigniew Pietrzyk

Grzegorz Plichta

Roman Rogalski

Zenon Ślusarski

Marian Strutyński


Regulamin wyborów


The PHA Elections Committee Announcement

The Election Committee announces that, in accordance with Election Procedures, all eligible PHA members interested in becoming candidates for PHA elected positions are required to submit in writing to the Election Committee their interest for a specific position by January 5th 2006.

Submissions to be sent to: Polish Home Association, 1714 18th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122, Attn: Elections or preferably e-mailed at

Please attach your photo and text to be published in the election pamphlet in electronic format.

Election Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th, 2006 at 3:00PM.

Mateusz Karczewski, chairman
Robert Byrski
Grazyna Kapa
Toni Krol
Marion Ossowski

Elections Regulations

Carnival party for kids at the Polish Home, Jan 29, noon – 4 pm

The Polish School in Seattle invites all the kids to a carnival party at the Polish Home. It will feature games, competitions, and more. You can also have a tasty dinner for the whole family with home made desserts. This is a fundraiser for the benefit of the Polish School in Seattle.

Where: at the Polish Home

More: Gerard Adler, (425) 653-3692

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org

Public meeting on the Polish Home expansion project, Jan 21, 3 pm

This is a community feedback meeting about the Polish Home expansion project organized by the Polish Home Building Commission. With over $250,000 in pledges and a round of consultations with current Polish Home users, the project is ready to go into the execution phase. This is why community feedback is important. At the meeting, the current project will be presented in details and architectural and financial plans will be discussed. The architect, Mr. Roy Koczarski, members of the Polish Home Association Building Commission as well as members of the Polish Home Foundation Fundraising Committee will be at hand to answer all the questions you might have about the project.

Where: at the Polish Home, admission free

More: about project rationale and details www.PolishHomeFoundation.org/new/remodeling.htm

Local jobs for Polish native speakers

1) Microsoft is offering 2 jobs for about 10 weeks at the Speech and Natural Language group for people with detailed native level of competency in Polish spelling and grammar to work on spellcheckers, word breakers etc.

2) Local medical software company is offering a 2 week job for a native speaker with medical background to work on software localization involving Polish.

More: www.polishnewsseattle.org/Jobs.htm
Microsoft is recruiting in Poland in January, 2006

You can pass the word - Microsoft will be recruiting in Poland and Central Europe in late January looking for qualified candidates for program developer (SDE) & tester (SDET) positions in Redmond, WA. Requirements etc. are posted on our job ad page.

More: www.polishnewsseattle.org/Jobs.htm, resumes should be sent to EERes@microsoft.com
Christmas wafer sharing and carols at the Polish Home, Jan 8, 2:30 pm

This is a traditional Christmas wafer (oplatek) sharing for members and friends of the Polish Home with Fr. Stanislaw Michalek. The Polish Choir Vivat Musica will bring the joy of carols singing to the occasion and everybody is invited to come and sing Polish and American carols along.

Where: at the Polish Home

News Credits:  Polish News from Puget Sound is a private distribution list serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.  It is edited by Ryszard Kott; contact: Editor@PolishNewsSeattle.org